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The Dragon returns to the nest | Bad Astronomy

The Dragon returns to the nest | Bad Astronomy | Flash Science News | Scoop.it
As I write this, moments ago, the SpaceX Dragon capsule splashed down in the Pacific Ocean after a two week mission to the International Space Station. Splashdown occurred at 19:22 UTC. Yay!
This ends the first operational mission of the Dragon.
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Jack Johnson, science fair's beloved 'father,' dies at 81 - Arizona Daily Star

Jack Johnson, science fair's beloved 'father,' dies at 81 - Arizona Daily Star | Flash Science News | Scoop.it
Jack Johnson, science fair's beloved 'father,' dies at 81
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Ranking the world's best (and worst) scientific institutions

Ranking the world's best (and worst) scientific institutions | Flash Science News | Scoop.it
A new web app called Mapping Scientific Excellence ranks the world's scientific institutions by discipline and presents this information on an interactive global map.
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Sun on Verge of Massive Flip

Sun on Verge of Massive Flip | Flash Science News | Scoop.it
Our sun is about to make an enormous flip.
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Meryl Streep could be joining Jeff Bridges in The Giver

Meryl Streep could be joining Jeff Bridges in The Giver | Flash Science News | Scoop.it
We've been hoping for a while that Jeff Bridges will really get his movie of Lois Lowry's classic novel The Giver off the ground. And that it'll be as good as it deserves to be.
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The Best Craigslist Missed Connection Ad of All Time

The Best Craigslist Missed Connection Ad of All Time | Flash Science News | Scoop.it
OK maybe that's overselling it a tad, but we couldn't help but fall in love with this beautifully written Missed Connection. There's so much truth in this little piece, even when it takes a turn towards the absurd.
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I pretty much guarantee you've never read a superhero story like this

I pretty much guarantee you've never read a superhero story like this | Flash Science News | Scoop.it
My story "Victimless Crimes" is up at Apex Magazine (and also a featured story over at The Mary Sue.) And I'm pretty sure it's a superhero story you've never seen before.
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Riddick director explains how the Necromonger King gets dethroned

Riddick director explains how the Necromonger King gets dethroned | Flash Science News | Scoop.it
How the hell does Riddick manage to screw up his sweet gig as Lord Marshall King Necromonger? How does Riddick fall so far, so fast, to end up on a deserted planet, alone?
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Does Marvel really have its movies planned out through 2021?

Does Marvel really have its movies planned out through 2021? | Flash Science News | Scoop.it
That's certainly what Marvel's mastermind Kevin Feige seems to be saying in this new interview with Wired's Adam Rogers.
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Western Wildfire Woes — And How to Avoid Them

Western Wildfire Woes — And How to Avoid Them | Flash Science News | Scoop.it
Sometimes statistics lie: Both the number of U.S. wildfires and acreage burned since Jan. 1 are trending well below the 10-year average.
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White House: US Relations with Russia Not 'Black and White'

White House: US Relations with Russia Not 'Black and White' | Flash Science News | Scoop.it
The White House says U.S. relations with Russia cannot be seen as "black and white."
Spokesman Jay Carney spoke to reporters about President Barack Obama's decision to cancel next month's Moscow summit with Russia's President Vladimir Putin.
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This Flying Teacup saga looks like Troy and Abed's new favorite movie

This Flying Teacup saga looks like Troy and Abed's new favorite movie | Flash Science News | Scoop.it
We've seen lots of invasions of flying saucers — but what about flying teacups? That's what menaces the Earth in Quest for the Power Sphere, an indie space-opera comedy by Argentine director Tetsuo Lumière.
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The Weirdest Animal Movie (and TV) Stars of All Time

The Weirdest Animal Movie (and TV) Stars of All Time | Flash Science News | Scoop.it
This summer's kids' movies are full of weird animal characters, from Turbo the snail to Azrael in The Smurfs II. But Hollywood would have to try a lot harder to match the weirdness of its classic funny-animal films.
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Almaden resident Colin Aitken attends prestigious summer science program - San Jose Mercury News

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Colin Aitken, a recent graduate of Leland High School, is attending the prestigious summer science program at the Weizmann Institute of Science in Israel.
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The Science Behind the Netflix Algorithms That Decide What You'll Watch Next - Wired

The Science Behind the Netflix Algorithms That Decide What You'll Watch Next - Wired | Flash Science News | Scoop.it
Wired The Science Behind the Netflix Algorithms That Decide What You'll Watch Next Wired If you liked 1960s Star Trek, the first non-Trek title that Netflix is likely to suggest to you is the original Mission: Impossible series (the one with the...
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Loki won't be in Age of Ultron, but what about Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.?

Loki won't be in Age of Ultron, but what about Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.? | Flash Science News | Scoop.it
Another contender emerges for the Star Trek 3 director's chair. Chris Hemsworth reveals how Thor and The Avengers connect to The Dark World. Bryan Singer reveals how Patrick Stewart's Professor X could appear in Days of Future Past.
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If DC and Marvel traded places, what movies would DC be making now?

If DC and Marvel traded places, what movies would DC be making now? | Flash Science News | Scoop.it
Imagine that DC had started building a cinematic universe in 2008, culminating with a mega-successful Justice League in 2012. In this alternate universe, where Marvel and DC changed places, what movies would DC be planning for 2014 and 2015?
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The Insidious Trick That Helps Spiders Surprise Their Prey

The Insidious Trick That Helps Spiders Surprise Their Prey | Flash Science News | Scoop.it
Wow, it looks like Spider-Man really has been studying the battle tactics of a certain arachnid.
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Dolphins can remember their friends better than most humans

Dolphins can remember their friends better than most humans | Flash Science News | Scoop.it
In case you still doubted that dolphins have an awareness rivaling our own, new research shows that these cetaceans can remember the whistles of their old tank-mates after being separated for more than 20 years!
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Microscopic View of Bloodsucking Mosquito Will Basically Ruin Your Day

Microscopic View of Bloodsucking Mosquito Will Basically Ruin Your Day | Flash Science News | Scoop.it
Me, after watching this video: Hello, fire-store? I'd like to place an order for some of your very best hot, glowing, ignited gas. All of it, please. Yes, your entire stock. I need it for killing.
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The Mothership: Tales from Afrofuturism & Beyond anthology project has an amazing roster of writers,

The Mothership: Tales from Afrofuturism & Beyond anthology project has an amazing roster of writers, | Flash Science News | Scoop.it
The Mothership: Tales from Afrofuturism & Beyond anthology project has an amazing roster of writers, and is just $635 short of its $15,000 fundraising goal, with 12 hours left. Can you help?
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Obama Announces $195 Million in Humanitarian Aid for Syria

Obama Announces $195 Million in Humanitarian Aid for Syria | Flash Science News | Scoop.it
President Barack Obama announced the United States is providing an additional $195 million in food and humanitarian aid to help the Syrian people on the occasion of Eid al-Fitr, which marks the end of Ramadan.
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Jurassic squirrel's secret is out after 165m years - The Guardian

Jurassic squirrel's secret is out after 165m years - The Guardian | Flash Science News | Scoop.it
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Jurassic squirrel's secret is out after 165m years
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The discovery of a small furry beast from the Jurassic era has given scientists fresh insights into the evolution of the first mammals on Earth.
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Scientists Seek to Renew Controversial Bird Flu Research

Scientists Seek to Renew Controversial Bird Flu Research | Flash Science News | Scoop.it
Research scientists who sparked global alarm in 2011 with a laboratory-grown strain of bird flu, are seeking to try such experiments again with a new strain that has killed at least 43 people in China this year.
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This alternate Walking Dead season 3 finale was too traumatic to use

This alternate Walking Dead season 3 finale was too traumatic to use | Flash Science News | Scoop.it
If you've not seen the season 3 finale to The Walking Dead... well, what the hell are you doing reading articles about it then? You're just asking to get spoiled.
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Curiosity's first year on Mars: Where's the science? - The Planetary Society (blog)

Curiosity's first year on Mars: Where's the science? - The Planetary Society (blog) | Flash Science News | Scoop.it
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Curiosity's first year on Mars: Where's the science?
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