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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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New Coelacanth Species Discovered in Texas

New Coelacanth Species Discovered in Texas | Science and Nature | Scoop.it
A new species of hundred-million-year-old coelacanth has been identified—an ancestor to "fossil fish" of today, a new study says.
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Evidence for Ancient Life Throughout the Land

Evidence for Ancient Life Throughout the Land | Science and Nature | Scoop.it
New research suggests that Earth's early microbes may have been widespread on land, despite the fact that the ozone layer had not yet formed.
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Bill Nye the Science Guy Supports Evolution

Bill Nye the Science Guy Supports Evolution | Science and Nature | Scoop.it
Bill Nye the Science Guy Supports Evolution...
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Did DNA Exist Before Life Began on Earth? New Study Suggests "Yes"

Did DNA Exist Before Life Began on Earth? New Study Suggests "Yes" | Science and Nature | Scoop.it
Scientists are close to demonstrating that the building blocks of DNA can form spontaneously from chemicals thought to be present on the early Earth. If they succeed, their research implies that DNA could have predated the birth of life.
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Science Is Not a Frog: Don't Dissect It Before You Appreciate It

Science Is Not a Frog: Don't Dissect It Before You Appreciate It | Science and Nature | Scoop.it
What is the use of leaning facts and data and details of individual sciences, and never learning what science, at its essence, truly is?
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The-Observable-Universe.jpg (3850x1925 pixels)

The-Observable-Universe.jpg (3850x1925 pixels) | Science and Nature | Scoop.it

A large poster of this sequence should be displayed on a wall in every science classroom in the US.

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Perseid meteor shower to peak this weekend | Tonight | EarthSky

Perseid meteor shower to peak this weekend | Tonight | EarthSky | Science and Nature | Scoop.it
Watch for the Perseids on the mornings of August 11, 12 and 13. August 12 might feature the most meteors. August 11 might be better than August 13.
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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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Homosexuality will lead to enslavement of humanity by ducks

Homosexuality will lead to enslavement of humanity by ducks | Science and Nature | Scoop.it
UPDATE: The letter is real. As reader “Beanfeast” points out in the comments, stuff.co.nz talked to Jasmin and her mom, who verified the letter’s authenticity. So I retract my cla...
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Scientists discover 500MILLION year old bug brain fossil that could revolutionise understanding of insect evolution

Scientists discover 500MILLION year old bug brain fossil that could revolutionise understanding of insect evolution | Science and Nature | Scoop.it
Hailing the find in China a 'transformative discovery', experts said the 3in long fossil shows that insects evolved to have complex brains much earlier than previously thought.
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Benedict Cumberbatch joins Stephen Hawking at the premiere of his new documentary series

The Sherlock star joined Dara O'Briain, Will Self and others at Professor Hawking's big event...
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The Scale of the Universe 2

Zoom from the edge of the universe to the quantum foam of spacetime and learn about everything in between.
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Higgs boson faces the perils of predictability - physics-math - 22 August 2012 - New Scientist

Higgs boson faces the perils of predictability - physics-math - 22 August 2012 - New Scientist | Science and Nature | Scoop.it
The newly discovered boson is behaving more and more like the particle physicists predicted – reducing the chances that it will reveal new physics...
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Evolution Resources from the National Academies

Evolution Resources from the National Academies | Science and Nature | Scoop.it
Evolution Resources from the National Academies.
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Where's the radiant point for the Perseid meteor shower? | Tonight | EarthSky

Where's the radiant point for the Perseid meteor shower? | Tonight | EarthSky | Science and Nature | Scoop.it
You don't need to locate the radiant point to see the meteors. But it's fun to spot it!
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