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WOW: Eye-Popping Supermoon Photos From Skywatchers Worldwide

WOW: Eye-Popping Supermoon Photos From Skywatchers Worldwide | Science and Nature | Scoop.it
Did you get a chance to see the supermoon? Don't worry if you didn't.
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Summer Solstice 2013: where our traditions come from

Summer Solstice 2013: where our traditions come from | Science and Nature | Scoop.it
Summer Solstice 2013: our solstice traditions have been inherited from ancient traditions practiced around the globe.
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Poll Shows How Americans' Attitudes On The Environment Have Changed Since First Earth Day

Poll Shows How Americans' Attitudes On The Environment Have Changed Since First Earth Day | Science and Nature | Scoop.it
Americans place less importance on environmental issues than they did in 1971, a year after Earth Day was established, according to a new HuffPost/YouGov poll.
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Cloning Woolly Mammoths: It’s the Ecology, Stupid | Guest Blog, Scientific American Blog Network

Cloning Woolly Mammoths: It’s the Ecology, Stupid | Guest Blog, Scientific American Blog Network | Science and Nature | Scoop.it
As an ecologist of ice age giants, I long ago came to terms with the fact that I will never look my study organisms in the ...
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The anti-Creationism: will schools in the US embrace new pro-science curriculum?

The anti-Creationism: will schools in the US embrace new pro-science curriculum? | Science and Nature | Scoop.it
Baking soda volcanoes just aren't cutting it anymore. American public school students in science classes of the near-future should be taught that human activity is leading to global warming by the...
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Recent heat spike unlike anything in 11,000 years

Recent heat spike unlike anything in 11,000 years | Science and Nature | Scoop.it
WASHINGTON (AP) — A new study looking at 11,000 years of climate temperatures shows the world in the middle of a dramatic U-turn, lurching from near-record cooling to a heat spike.
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WATCH: Meteorite Streaks Across Russian Urals

WATCH: Meteorite Streaks Across Russian Urals | Science and Nature | Scoop.it
MOSCOW -- A meteor streaked across the sky and exploded over Russia's Ural Mountains with the power of an atomic bomb Friday, its sonic blasts shattering countless windows and injuring about 1,100 people.
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5 Reasons to Care About Friday's Asteroid Flyby

5 Reasons to Care About Friday's Asteroid Flyby | Science and Nature | Scoop.it
On Friday, an asteroid dubbed 2012 DA14 will whiz by Earth closer than any rock of its size since record-keeping began. But if NASA weren't aiming high-powered telescopes at 2012 DA14, most Earthlings would never know we'd been buzzed.
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Galileo, the Starry Messenger

Galileo, the Starry Messenger | Science and Nature | Scoop.it
Galileo’s achievement was the end of geocentrism, but ignorance and magical thinking continue to this day.
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WATCH: Enormous Squid In Action

WATCH: Enormous Squid In Action | Science and Nature | Scoop.it
A team in Japan has captured what is being called the "first-ever" footage of a giant squid in its natural habitat.
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Happy Birthday, Stephen Hawking | The White House

Happy Birthday, Stephen Hawking | The White House | Science and Nature | Scoop.it
On Professor Hawking’s 71st birthday, we’d like to share a never-before-seen video from his visit to the White House.
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Happy 71st Birthday Stephen Hawking.

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Two Peaks Foreseen For Annual Meteor Shower

Two Peaks Foreseen For Annual Meteor Shower | Science and Nature | Scoop.it
By: Joe Rao Published: 11/12/2012 09:25 AM EST on SPACE.com One of the best of the annual meteor displays will be reaching its peak this week — the annual Leonid meteor shower.  While the Leonid meteor shower has a history of putting on...
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Summer solstice 2013: Northern Hemisphere’s longest day, highest sun of the year

Summer solstice 2013: Northern Hemisphere’s longest day, highest sun of the year | Science and Nature | Scoop.it
The June solstice is here once again, marking the longest daylight period of the year and the start of astronomical summer in Earth’s northern hemisphere.
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Scientists Agree (Again): Climate Change Is Real

If you count yourself among the 49 percent of Americans who believe that climate change is happening, and that we're playing a key role in it, give yourself a gold star. The planet's best and brightest scientific minds agree with you.
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Margaret Cho Sounds Off On Michelle Shocked's Anti-Gay Comments

Margaret Cho Sounds Off On Michelle Shocked's Anti-Gay Comments | Science and Nature | Scoop.it
Hatred and homophobia can never be underestimated. And the effect of someone saying "God hates fags" can never be underestimated either. It's a license to kill. It's a death sentence. It's not funny. It's not OK.
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CONFIRMED

CONFIRMED | Science and Nature | Scoop.it
GENEVA — The search is all but over for a subatomic particle that is a crucial building block of the universe.
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Researchers: House dust mites evolving in reverse | The Raw Story

Researchers: House dust mites evolving in reverse | The Raw Story | Science and Nature | Scoop.it
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Higgs Data Suggest Universe Has Finite Lifespan

Higgs Data Suggest Universe Has Finite Lifespan | Science and Nature | Scoop.it
By Irene Klotz BOSTON (Reuters) - Scientists are still sorting out the details of last year's discovery of the Higgs boson particle, but add up the numbers and it's not looking good for the future of the universe, scientists said...
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10 Essential Facts About Feb. 15 Asteroid Flyby

10 Essential Facts About Feb. 15 Asteroid Flyby | Science and Nature | Scoop.it
Even though there's no chance that the asteroid known as DA14 will hit earth on Feb. 15, that doesn't mean you should ignore it.
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Close call of Asteroid 2012-DA14 with Earth in mid-February highlights new space race

Close call of Asteroid 2012-DA14 with Earth in mid-February highlights new space race | Science and Nature | Scoop.it
It will be one near-miss for man. But a new breed of space entrepreneurs hope it will presage one giant
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Support the Darwin Day Resolution: Contact Your Representative

Support the Darwin Day Resolution: Contact Your Representative | Science and Nature | Scoop.it
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Building Block Of Life Found In Distant Milky Way Region?

Building Block Of Life Found In Distant Milky Way Region? | Science and Nature | Scoop.it
By: Tia Ghose Published: 01/12/2013 09:26 AM EST on LiveScience LONG BEACH, Calif. — Astronomers have found tentative traces of a precursor chemical to the building blocks of life near a star-forming region about 1,000 light-years from Earth.
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Happy 71st Birthday, Stephen Hawking! | GeekDad | Wired.com

Happy 71st Birthday, Stephen Hawking! | GeekDad | Wired.com | Science and Nature | Scoop.it
Happy Birthday wishes to one of the pre-eminent scientists of our time!
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Video: A Magical Nighttime Journey Through a Fluorescent Reef | Wired Science | Wired.com

Video: A Magical Nighttime Journey Through a Fluorescent Reef | Wired Science | Wired.com | Science and Nature | Scoop.it
A coral reef is a world of kaleidoscopic shape and color. To see one at night, illuminated by its own fluorescence, is even more marvelous still.
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