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2014 EC will pass closer than moon's orbit March 6, 2014
Blogs | Mar 06, 2014

Another asteroid flies through Earth-moon system on Thursday

For the second time in two days, an asteroid is sweeping safely through the Earth-moon system. How to watch online.

Lightning strikes by U.S. state.  Visit NOAA to see a map weighted by population.  You'll see, for example, that while Texans suffer many lightning strikes, the strike/person ratio is really not bad.
Science Wire | Mar 06, 2014

Where in the U.S. you’re most likely to be struck by lightning

One moment you’re strolling across the golf course. The next moment your body is wracked with the searing pain of 50,000 degrees Fahrenheit.

Lightning from space, over California
Science Wire | Mar 06, 2014

Lightning, seen from space

NASA routinely studies lightning space to aid in weather forecasting. A new instrument is being planning for a 2016 launch.

Known asteroid 2014 DX 110
Science Wire | Mar 05, 2014

Watch online as asteroid sweeps within moon’s distance today

Watch online as asteroid 2014 DX110 sweep closer than the moon on Wednesday, March 5.

Photo credit:  oldeyankee/Flickr
Science Wire | Mar 05, 2014

Rising seas threaten world cultural sites, says study

Statue of Liberty, Independence Hall, Tower of London and Sydney Opera House are among sites that could be lost to rising seas if current global warming trend continues.

Misao Okawa via Guinness World Records
Blogs | Mar 05, 2014

Who will live to be over 100?

Centenarians like world’s oldest person Misao Okawa, who is 116 on March 5, epitomize our fears about growing old, says aging researcher Avi Roy

Image courtesy of Sheila Lau via Wikimedia Commons.
Blogs | Mar 05, 2014

Horses found competing with endangered pandas for bamboo

At the Wolong Nature Reserve for endangered pandas, horses belonging to farmers were found grazing on bamboo, the pandas’ only food source.

Descended from those on Beringia?
Blogs | Mar 04, 2014

Did first Americans live thousands of years on Bering Land Bridge?

A flurry of studies suggests that this lost world could have been an ice age haven, dotted with game and wildflowers, for both animals and humans.

Cloud data from NOAA's GOES-East satellite were overlaid on a true-color image of land and ocean created by data from the MODIS instrument that flies aboard NASA's Aqua and Terra satellites. Together, those data created the entire picture of the position of this major winter storm on March 2, 2014.  Image via Rob Gutro/ NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, Md.
Science Wire | Mar 02, 2014

Major winter storm poised to wallop U.S. Mid-Atlantic

Large amounts of snow to cities including Baltimore, Maryland and Washington, D.C. area on March 2 and 3, according to NOAA’s National Weather Service.

Single-exposure of Venus and Milky Way by Justin Ng.
Blogs | Videos | Mar 01, 2014

‘Impossible’ shots of Milky Way over city in new video

“This movie aims to … inspire more astrophotographers residing in heavily light polluted cities to unveil the beauty of the elusive Milky Way galaxy.” – Justin Ng