Science news of the week:
June 2012 was the wettest period recorded for the United Kingdom since record-keeping began in 1900.
NASA’s Curiosity rover is a 1-ton robot that will make an unprecedented Mars landing at 10:31 p.m. Pacific Daylight Time on August 5.
New research helps explains why we sneeze, what sneezing should accomplish, and what happens when sneezing does not work properly.
New study shows carbon uptake on Earth doubled from 2.4 to 5.0 billion tonnes per year between the years 1960 to 2010.
Song of the week:
Emily Bell’s “Back to the Way I Was”
This week’s featured stories:
Perseid Meteor Shower Jorge Salazar speaks with skywatcher Deborah Byrd about the best time to view meteors this month.
Climate Weirding Jorge talks with science writer Michael Lemonick about his new book about global warming and weird climate events.
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