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Hangout with astrophysicists to discuss film Interstellar. Watch here

Today – November 26, 2014 – at 12 p.m. Pacific (2 Central, 3 Eastern, 2000 UTC), the Kavli Foundation will host a fun Google+ hangout on the science of the blockbuster film “Interstellar.” Click inside for more details and to learn what to do if the time for the hangout has passed.

Video: Young volcanos on the moon

Scientists have long thought the moon’s volcanos stopped erupting a billion years ago. But dotting the lunar landscape are some remarkably fresh volcanic features.

Animation shows Venus in evening sky late 2014 and 2015

Larry Koehn of the wonderful website shadowandsubstance.com dropped us a note today about his newest astronomy animation. It shows the much-anticipated upcoming apparition of the sky’s brightest planet – Venus – in the evening sky in late 2014 and 2015.

Video: A year in the life of Earth’s CO2

NASA Goddard released this video on November 17, 2014. It’s based on an ultra-high-resolution NASA computer model showing how carbon dioxide in Earth’s atmosphere – a greenhouse gas – travels around the globe.

Hummingbird flies more like insect than bird, says study

You might think a hummingbird simply beats its wings so fast and hard it pushes down enough air to keep its small body afloat. Turns out it’s much trickier than that.

Video: Could humans actually live on planet Mars?

Could we survive on Mars? The AsapSCIENCE guys address the question.

Video: Astronauts put GoPro in floating water ball

Watch three astronauts aboard the ISS having fun with a GoPro and a floating ball of water.

Stunning video of twin waterspouts off Ligurian coast, Italy

The BBC News has posted footage of the moment two waterspouts appeared simultaneously off the coast of Liguria, Italy. The natural phenomenon occurred on November 6, 2014 during a thunderstorm.

Video: Predator X, most powerful marine reptile ever

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Predator X (Pliosaurus funkei) was the most powerful marine reptile ever discovered. Its skull alone was nearly twice the size of a Tyrannosaurus rex’s, and its bite force unmatched by anything in the Jurassic seas.

Watch the pulse of New York City, measured in tweets

Cities have personalities and metabolisms all their own. To measure the vital signs of New York City, researchers at the New England Complex Systems Institute (NECSI) used Twitter. The researchers analyzed location-based tweets and visualized the city’s cyclical movement patterns, as steady as a heartbeat.