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Science Wire | Oct 20, 2014

Video: Solar eclipse on October 23

Weather permitting, almost everyone in North America will be able to see the partial solar eclipse this Thursday.

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Science Wire | Oct 19, 2014

Video: Comet Siding Spring’s close encounter with Mars

Here’s a 2-minute video on the comet’s October 19 near-miss of Mars, and how orbiting spacecraft will evade onslaught of dust particles from the comet.

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Science Wire | Oct 15, 2014

San Francisco Bay area overdue for a big quake

Four urban sections of the San Andreas Fault system in Northern California have stored enough energy to produce major earthquakes, according to a new study.

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Science Wire | Oct 14, 2014

Massive icebergs once drifted to Florida

New research suggests that during Earth’s last ice age – about 21,000 years ago – icebergs regularly reached South Carolina and even southern Florida.

Photo credit: Colin Chatfield
Today's Image | Oct 14, 2014

4 a.m aurora

Aurora, mirrored in water, west of Saskatoon in Canada. Photo by Colin Chatfield.

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Science Wire | Oct 13, 2014

Largest-yet study describes near-death experiences

Tunnels ending in light, your life flashing before you, out-of-body sensations. Near-death experiences merit further study without prejudice, these researchers say.

Science Wire | Oct 12, 2014

Active moon volcanos in geologically recent times

Last volcanic activity on moon thought to be a billion years ago. Now small lava flows on moon’s dark plains suggest activity as recently as 50 million years ago.

Science Wire | Oct 09, 2014

This small hot spot produces largest U.S. methane concentration

Satellite data show that one small “hot spot” in the U.S. Southwest produces the largest concentration of the greenhouse gas methane seen over the United States.

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Science Wire | Oct 09, 2014

Video: How can sea ice be melting at one pole and increasing at the other?

If global warming is real, shouldn’t sea ice be declining at both of Earth’s poles? Here’s an explanation of what’s happening – in under two minutes.

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Science Wire | Oct 08, 2014

Video: Gulf of Mexico jellyfish swarms

Jellyfish swarms in the Gulf of Mexico can be 100 miles (160 km) long. At their thickest, there can be more jellyfish than there is water.