EarthSky Voices
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Do you have a magnetic compass in your head?

New evidence suggests that humans have a magnetic sense that lets our brains detect and respond to Earth’s magnetic field.

Mining the moon

How can the cost of space travel – to and from the moon and possibly to Mars – be reduced? One approach is to mine the moon for necessary resources.

Jupiter or Earth?

Swirls in Jupiter’s atmosphere and in Earth’s Baltic Sea look a lot alike. That’s because the motion of fluids on both planets are governed by same laws of physics.

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5 ways life would be better were it always daylight saving time

Welcome to daylight saving time 2019! This researcher argues that we’d be better off if we moved to daylight saving time year-round.

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Ospreys’ recovery is global conservation success story

Chemical pollution and hunting pushed ospreys – which are large, hawk-like birds – to the edge of extinction. Now they’ve rebounded and can be spotted worldwide, often nesting on human-made structures.

These ice-covered Chilean volcanoes could erupt soon

Heightened volcanic activity in the Nevados de Chillán prompted Chilean authorities to issue an orange alert in anticipation of an eruption.

Help name 5 new moons of Jupiter

You can help astronomers select names for 5 newly discovered moons of the planet Jupiter. Look here for contest details and how to enter.

Why zebras have stripes

New research suggests that stripes help zebras evade biting flies and the deadly diseases they carry. Hear from the scientists who led the study.

Could cockroaches survive a nuclear apocalypse?

Cockroaches have a reputation for resilience, even when it comes to surviving a nuclear bomb and radiation – but will they really outlive us all?

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From Chelyabinsk to Cuba: The meteor connection

The scientific team that used YouTube videos to determine the trajectory of the Chelyabinsk meteor used the same method to track the trajectory of the bright meteor that crossed the sky over Cuba on February 1.