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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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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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Birds Have Natural Ability to Survive Storms

Birds Have Natural Ability to Survive Storms | Science and Nature | Scoop.it
Though observers feared the worst after Hurricane Sandy, biologists say there is remarkably little evidence that birds suffered mass casualties.
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Bloomberg Businessweek thinks some of you are stupid

Bloomberg Businessweek thinks some of you are stupid | Science and Nature | Scoop.it
News blogs, sports blogs, entertainment blogs, and more from Philly.com, The Philadelphia Inquirer and the Philadelphia Daily News.
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Fossil Finds Trace the History of Penguins: Scientific American

Fossil Finds Trace the History of Penguins: Scientific American | Science and Nature | Scoop.it
Recent fossil discoveries reveal the surprising evolutionary history of penguins...
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Penis worms show the evolution of the digestive system

Penis worms show the evolution of the digestive system | Science and Nature | Scoop.it
Scientists have revealed that the enigmatic marine penis worms (priapulids) develop their intestine as humans, fish or starfish do. This surprising finding shows that very different animals share a common way of forming a gut.
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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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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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Carl Sagan Day | Center for Inquiry

Carl Sagan Day | Center for Inquiry | Science and Nature | Scoop.it
Please join us this November as we honor Carl Sagan and celebrate the beauty and wonder of the cosmos he so eloquently described. Visit the web site for a full list of featured events.
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Giant pterosaur needed cliffs, downward-sloping runways to taxi, awkwardly take off into air

Giant pterosaur needed cliffs, downward-sloping runways to taxi, awkwardly take off into air | Science and Nature | Scoop.it
Quetzalcoatlus pushed the very boundaries of size to the brink, considered the largest flying animal yet to be discovered. Any larger, and it would have had to walk.
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Father of flying fish found in China, palaeontologists say

Father of flying fish found in China, palaeontologists say | Science and Nature | Scoop.it
Palaeontologists in China say they have found the world's oldest flying fish, a strange, snub-nosed creature that glided over water in a bid to evade predators some 240 million years ago.
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Promachoteuthis sulcus: deep-sea squid-thing with human-like teeth at Never Sea Land

Promachoteuthis sulcus: deep-sea squid-thing with human-like teeth at Never Sea Land | Science and Nature | Scoop.it
"And we sail and we sail and we never see land, just the rum in the bottle and a pipe in my hand…"...
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