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Science Wire | Mar 04, 2015

We’re genetically more like our fathers

Look like your mother? Act like your mother? Maybe so, but a new study says we mammals are more genetically similar to our fathers.

Science Wire | Mar 03, 2015

First photo of light as particle and wave

At last … a wavicle! Who thought we’d ever see a single photo of light’s dual nature as both a particle and a wave?

Science Wire | Mar 03, 2015

Clearest pictures ever of free-falling snowflakes

Research suggests that our iconic view of snowflakes as “perfect” isn’t true.

What better tribute?  Terry Virts in the International Space Station gives the vulcan salute.
Science Wire | Mar 02, 2015

Touching NASA tributes to Leonard Nimoy’s passing

Nimoy’s character Mr. Spock on Star Trek inspired generations of astronauts, space scientists and engineers, as well as space fans around the globe.

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Science Wire | Feb 27, 2015

What color is this dress?

Some say gold and some say blue. Here’s why you see what you see, from the guys at AsapSCIENCE.

Dolphin stampede via Dolphin Safari
Blogs | Videos | Feb 26, 2015

Beautiful video: Dolphin stampede and whales

Thousands of dolphins stampeding off Dana Point, California, three whales migrating near San Clemente, plus a newborn Humpback whale calf snuggling with its mom.

Buddhist statue with mummy inside
Science Wire | Feb 24, 2015

Buddhist statue has a mummy inside

The mummy inside this statue – which was found in China – appears to be a man 30 to 50 years old. He was apparently buried alive inside a chamber while meditating.

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Science Wire | Feb 23, 2015

Can you be scared to death?

Short answer: Yes, it’s possible. Newest video by the AsapSCIENCE guys.

Earth and moon via NASA
Blogs | Feb 23, 2015

When is the next leap year?

No leap year in 2015. The next leap day will be February 29, 2016. The reason for leap years explained here.

Science Wire | Feb 21, 2015

Filmmakers look to world’s loneliest whale

The whale sings in a sound frequency that is so unusual, no other whales will respond. Filmmakers Josh Zeman and Adrian Grenier want to find it, and make a film about it.