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Video: Gulf of Mexico jellyfish swarms

Massive jellyfish swarms in the Gulf of Mexico can be 100 miles long. At their thickest, there can be more jellyfish than there is water.

Video: Amazing energy facts

Watch a fun new video from the asapSCIENCE guys.

Mega flares from a mini star

NASA’s Swift satellite has detected flares from a nearby red dwarf star that are the strongest, hottest, and longest-lasting sequence of stellar flares ever seen. The initial blast from this record-setting series of explosions – detected by Swift in April, 2014 – was as much as 10,000 times more powerful than the largest solar flare ever recorded.

Video: New 3D look at brain circuitry

The connections between neurons in the brain are involved in everything we do, and no one’s pattern is the same.

Is a solar flare the same thing as a CME?

Your Friday FAQ …

Solar flares and CMEs – coronal mass ejections – are both gigantic explosions of energy on the sun, but they’re not the same thing.

Sneak preview: Colorful lunar eclipse on October 7-8

Before sunrise on October 8, the bright full moon over North America will turn a lovely shade of red. It’s a total lunar eclipse that’s visible from all parts of the U.S.

Everything you need to know about the October 7-8 total lunar eclipse

Time-lapse video of Meadow Fire in Yosemite

The Meadow fire in Yosemite National Park is still burning, but nearly 100 percent contained now. This video by QT Luong shows the beauty and terror of wildfire.

Video: Jellyfish flame on the ISS

Fire in space doesn’t act like fire here on Earth. Untethered by gravity, flames in space curl themselves into tiny balls. Here’s a new NASA video on experiments on combustion in microgravity aboard the International Space Station.

What’s the source of a mysterious ozone-depleting chemical?

The Montreal Protocol put the brakes on ozone-depleting chemicals 30 years ago. But one compound is still abundant in Earth’s atmosphere. Where’s it coming from?

Researchers discover remains of colossal 65-ton dinosaur

Researchers have uncovered a 77-million year old, plant eating, super-massive Titanosaur. The huge animal weighed as much as a herd of elephants.