Science news of the week:
Hurricane Isaac made landfall along the coast of southeast Louisiana just southwest of the mouth of the Mississippi River.
NASA’s Mars rover Curiosity hit the road toward its first destination on Mars, a place called Glenelg, on Tuesday, August 28.
Scientists at Duke University Medical Center have described a unique property that makes mother’s milk better than infant formula in protecting infants from infections and illnesses.
According to researchers at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, extreme summer temperatures are already occurring more frequently in the United States, and could become normal by mid-century.
Song of the week:
The Marmalakes’ Septimus Warren Smith. Catch them out on tour now!
This week’s featured stories:
Daytime Moon Jorge Salazar speaks with skywatcher Deborah Byrd about the daytime moon, and two planets.
Billions of Habitable Planets Jorge talks with astronomer Stephane Udry about finding habitable planets using HARP, the High Accuracy Radial Velocity Planet Searcher.
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