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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.

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Science Wire | Mar 31, 2015

Like coastlines? You’ll like this video

Should you spend a glorious summer day – or a cold, windy winter day – collecting beach-cast seabird carcasses in the name of citizen science? Maybe. Watch a video.

Lunar eclipse illustration courtesy of Luc Viatour
FAQs | Mar 27, 2015

What is a Blood Moon?

A lunar tetrad – four total lunar eclipses in a row – began a year ago. The third eclipse in this tetrad will take place on April 4, 2015.

cropped-toilet-jaws-giant-salamander
Science Wire | Mar 26, 2015

Super salamander nearly ate our ancestors

The thing that got us off the hook? A big hot interception 200 million years ago.

Photo credit: NASA
Science Wire | Mar 26, 2015

First one-year ISS crew to launch Friday

The goal of the mission is to find out how the human body responds to a prolonged stay in space. Watch the launch, watch the arrival.

Svalbard Global Seed Vault, 800 miles from the Noth Pole.  Image via Norway's Ministry of Agriculture and Food.
Science Wire | Mar 25, 2015

‘Seeds of Time’ to hit theaters in May

A new documentary film tracks the history and mission of the Svalbard Global Seed Vault – sometimes called the Doomsday Vault – and its founder Cary Fowler.

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Science Wire | Mar 24, 2015

Highest and lowest points on Earth

Ever wonder how high the highest points on Earth are, in contrast to the deepest manmade boreholes and ocean trenches? Check out this fascinating infographic.

Very few people today live a true hunter-gatherer lifestyle – and Paleo diets likely oversimplify what would have been on the table many millennia ago. Photo credit: Thiery, CC BY-NC
Science Wire | Mar 23, 2015

Real Paleo Diet: early hominids ate just about everything

Hominids didn’t spread across Africa, and then the entire globe, by utilizing just one foraging strategy or sticking to a precise mix of carbohydrates, proteins and fats