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Top 3 myths about jellyfish

Myth #3: Applying urine to a jellyfish sting can reduce the pain

Hear the sounds of the sun

Listen to the vibration of the sun. “It has a warmth to it. It’s just enough where I can almost feel the sound on my skin.”

Love vines suck life from wasps, leaving mummies

For the first time, biologists have documented dueling parasites in South Florida. When love vines do battle with gall wasps, the result is wasp mummies.

Watch it get hotter, 1880-2017

An anomaly is something that deviates from what’s standard, or expected. This global warming visualization – created by Antti Lipponen of the Finnish Meteorological Institute – shows yearly temperature anomalies by country.

How a volcano helped defeat Napoleon at Waterloo

In June 1815, the Allied army defeated Napoleon’s army at Waterloo. An Indonesian volcano helped, says a scientist at Imperial College London.

OSIRIS-REx sets sights on asteroid Bennu

NASA’s 1st mission to a near-Earth asteroid is now on its final approach, and the space agency released the craft’s 1st images late last week. It’ll arrive at asteroid Bennu on December 3.

InSight halfway there! Update on Opportunity rover

Updates on 2 Mars missions, 1 old and 1 new. Insight is on course for a November touchdown. The 15-year-old Opportunity rover lost contact with Earth months ago, due to a global dust storm, but the engineering team is hopeful.

Compare sizes of sun and stars

It’s hard to get your head around the sheer size of objects in space, but take 2 minutes and give it a try!

Carbon monoxide from California wildfires drifts east

What happens in California doesn’t stay in California. This animation, made from satellite data, shows carbon monoxide from the state’s massive wildfires drifting eastward all the way across the U.S.

Wow! Zoom to the Milky Way’s center

Decades of work have gone into probing the heart of our Milky Way galaxy. Click in for a video showing stars orbiting the 4-million-solar-mass black hole at our galaxy’s core.