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Sucessful lift-off of SpaceX Falcon 9 on April 14, 2015.
Science Wire | Apr 14, 2015

Liftoff!

SpaceX Dragon capsule now on its way to International Space Station after Tuesday’s successful liftoff via Falcon 9 rocket. Rendezvous set for Friday morning.

Airplane glory via Brocken Inaglory at Wikipedia
FAQs | Apr 12, 2015

What is a glory?

People traveling in airplanes often see glories. The sun has to be behind your head. You’ll see the plane’s shadow cast on a cloud, surrounded by a halo of light.

Image via Shutterstock
Blogs | Apr 08, 2015

Game on! Teaching science with games

The average U.S. student has played roughly 10,000 hours of games by the end of high school – only a little less time than the hours spent in school.

The Zodiac via Discovery News
Tonight | Apr 08, 2015

Dates of sun’s entry into each sign of the Zodiac

Dates for the sun’s entry into each sign of the Zodiac (and corresponding ecliptic longitude) for the year 2015.

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Science Wire | Apr 07, 2015

How good is your eyesight? Take this test.

Who do you see? Take a couple of minutes to have some fun. Video from the guys at AsapSCIENCE.

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Science Wire | Apr 07, 2015

The python that’s eating Florida

Burmese pythons were imported to Florida as pets. Now tens of thousands of them are in the wild and they’re eating … everything. New York Times video.

Spring bud, 2015, from our friend Daniela Claudia G in Burcharest.
Science Wire | Apr 07, 2015

Signs of spring! Have a look …

No matter what the weather where you are, enjoy these photos from EarthSky friends on Facebook and G+.

The Large Hadron Collider
Science Wire | Apr 06, 2015

Large Hadron Collider is back up!

The world’s largest particle smasher restarted Sunday after a two-year upgrade.

John Burroughs
Blogs | This Date in Science | Apr 03, 2015

This date in science: John Burroughs’ birthday

John Burroughs, one of the first naturalists, was the first to say, “I go to nature to be soothed and healed, and to have my senses put in order.”

diamond
Science Wire | Apr 01, 2015

What’s the birthstone for April?

Happy birthday April babies! Your birthstone, the diamond, is the rich cousin of graphite.