Science news of the week:
Scientists have identified why parts of the Van Gogh painting “Flowers in a blue vase” have changed color over time
Scientists working in central Africa announced a new species of monkey
A new study of giant viruses supports the idea that viruses are ancient living organisms and not inanimate molecular remnants run amok
A new method for forecasting seasonal hurricane activity developed by North Carolina State University researchers is 15 percent more accurate than previous techniques
Conservation experts have released a list of the 100 most threatened species of animals, plants and fungi on Earth
Song of the week:
The Calm Blue Sea’s “Maryann Nichols” off their upcoming release, Arrivals and Departures, out October 9th.
This week’s featured stories:
Planet Nibiru Emily Howard spoke with NASA astrophysicist David Morrison about the Planet Nibiru: the myth, the internet hype, and the truth.
The young moon and the September equinox Jorge Salazar speaks with skywatcher Deborah Byrd about the global night sky and the upcoming equinox.
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