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Moon Water On Lunar Surface May Have Come From Under Its Crust [STUDY]
Aug 27, 2013 16:48 PM E
Scientists have found evidence of magmatic water on the surface of the moon. In a study published in Nature Geoscience, Rachel Klima and her colleagues speculate that the water evidence they found--of magmatic water, which comes from the inside of the moon--may have formed when the moon did.
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Stop Washing Chicken! Rinsing Raw Poultry Only Spreads Germs, Doesn't Kill Them [VIDEO]
Aug 27, 2013 13:38 PM E
Washing chicken only spreads germs like salmonella and cross-contaminates surfaces, says food safety researcher Jennifer Quinlan of Drexel University. About 90 percent of people rinise raw poultry before cooking it, says Quinlan.
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NASA LADEE Moon Mission: Unmanned Craft Set To Study Lunar Dust And Atmosphere, Will Launch In September
Aug 26, 2013 16:45 PM E
The Lunar Atmosphere and Dust Environment Explorer (LADEE) mission will launch on September 6, 2013, from Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia. LADEE will study lunar dust and the moon's atmosphere.
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Roti Island Turtles: Birth Of Two Endangered Turtles Surprises Sea Life Center Staff In England [VIDEO]
Aug 26, 2013 12:25 PM E
Two Roti Island snake-necked turtles were born at the National Sea Life Centre in Birmingham, England, last week. The surprise birth of the critically endangered species was a rare even, as only 250 Roti Island turtles exist in captivity. Sea Life Centre curator Graham Burrows thinks the mother turtle may have been burying her eggs in the sand in the bottom of the tank.
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Asteroid Mission Outlined in NASA Concept Video; Agency Plans To Capture And Study Space Rock
Aug 23, 2013 17:22 PM E
The Asteroid Retrieval Mission aims to capture an asteroid and pull it into stable orbit, so that astronauts can study it. NASA release a dramatic concept video showing how they plan to attach the Orion spacecraft to a captured asteroid.
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Wolves Howl Because They Miss Friends Who Leave The Pack, Study Finds
Aug 23, 2013 12:33 PM E
Wolves' howls indicate that they miss friends who have left the pack, according to a new study led by Simon Townsend from the University of Zurich in Switzerland. In the study, published in Current Biology, wolves howled with greater frequency when close friends were removed from the pack.
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Prehistoric Spices: Neolithic Chefs Cooked With Garlic Mustard Before Development of Agriculture [STUDY]
Aug 22, 2013 16:45 PM E
Prehistoric Europeans used garlic mustard in food, according to a new study in PLoS ONE. The find is significant because it indicates that Neolithic humans didn't just consume food for energy, but for pleasure too.
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Louisiana Sinkhole: Trees Swallowed In Seconds As 24-Acre Sinkhole Expands [VIDEO]
Aug 22, 2013 12:12 PM E
A new video shows the Louisiana sinkhole of Bayou Corne swallowing trees. The Louisana sinkhole, which emerged one year ago, has grown to the size of 21 football fields. Governor Bobby Jindal announced earlier this month that the state of Louisiana is suing Texas Brine, the company that is believed to have caused to sinkhole.
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NASA Platforms For Sale: Finally An 8.2 Million Pound Rocket Launch Platform Can Be Yours
Aug 21, 2013 17:32 PM E
NASA has a bunch of massive space shuttle platforms for sale, though costs were not mentioned. The three NASA platforms measure 160 feet by 135 feet and were built in 1967.
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Drowning In Space: Astronaut Luca Parmitano Describes Terrifying Helmet Leak During Harrowing Spacewalk
Aug 21, 2013 16:57 PM E
Italian astronaut Luca Parmitano almost drowned when water entered his helmet during a spacewalk in July. Parmitano and NASA astronaut Christopher Cassidy were working on the outside of the International Space Station when the water mysteriously began to fill his helmet.
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Solar Storm 2013 Headed Towards Earth At 2 Million MPH: Is 'Coronal Mass Ejection' Dangerous?
Aug 21, 2013 13:08 PM E
A solar storm erupted Tuesday morning, a coronal mass ejection which is hurtling towards Earth at 2 million MPH. CMEs are caused when solar wind breaks through the sun's atmosphere, making its way into space.
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A Star Is Born: ALMA Telescope Captures Newborn Star In Stunning Footage [VIDEO]
Aug 20, 2013 17:43 PM E
The birth of a star was captured by the ALMA telescope based in Chile. Stunning video shows the birth of the star Herbig-Haro 46/47, which is 1,400 light years away in the constellation Vela.
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Blue Moon 2013: If Tonight's Full Moon Is August's First, Why Is It Still A 'Blue Moon'?
Aug 20, 2013 17:08 PM E
The blue moon of 2013 occurs tonight and is the first full moon of August. Confusion has emerged over the years regarding the definition of a blue moon, the result of a mistake published in a 1946 issue Sky & Telescope.
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Portland Aquarium Deaths: Why Have 200 Animals Died In Just 9 Months?
Aug 20, 2013 12:31 PM E
At the Portland Aquarium, over 200 marine deaths were uncovered by an employee "death log." Vince Covino, co-owner of the Portland Aquarium, calls the death log a fake. Several former employees say conditions at the aquarium were sub-standard, and as a result the death toll there was "excessive.
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