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January 22, 2015

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11:00 PM | 5 Cool Things We Just Learned About Rosetta’s Rubber Ducky Comet
The Rosetta mission made history last year, by being the first manmade spacecraft to ever orbit or land on a comet. Things didn't go exactly as planned, though. The lander…
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6:00 PM | Watch These Great Horned Owls Eat, Sleep, And Look Majestic [Video]
The Cornell Lab of Ornithology likes to spy on birds, and we’re okay with that. In fact, it’s kind of awesome, because we get to spy on them too. The lab has set up…
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5:15 PM | Why The Ebola Epidemic Is (So Far) Less Devastating Than Scientists Predicted
The havoc that Ebola is wreaking in West Africa cannot be understated. With a total of 21,200 people infected since March 2014, the disease is shredding the social fabric of Guinea, Sierra Leone, and Liberia, leaving 8,400 dead. People live in fear, afraid to shake others' hands. Survivors are shunned, and those suspected of carrying the disease are being physically assaulted in some regions. Schools are closed, and economies have been ravaged. Yet the situation could have been much […]

January 20, 2015

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7:15 PM | Dawn Spies New Features On Ceres
You might think we've thoroughly explored the solar system between the Sun and Pluto, but there is still much terrain we have yet to see. The dwarf planet Ceres is the…

January 16, 2015

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4:10 PM | NASA is About To Blast Some Rockets Through Alaska’s Northern Lights
The lights of the aurora borealis are often described as “dancing,” since they fluctuate in shape and brightness. Inside, the charged particles that generate the aurora…

January 13, 2015

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8:00 PM | Soon, You’ll Officially Be Able To Name An Exoplanet... Sort Of
Exoplanets such as “OGLE-05-071L” and “HD 104985” could get catchier names this year. The International Astronomical Union—the organization that names planetary bodies—has…

January 06, 2015

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8:00 PM | Nazi-Bred Cows Are Too Ferocious To Farm
Turns out resurrecting cows' extinct ancestor may not be such a great idea…

December 29, 2014

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10:30 PM | Watch Raindrops Make Asteroid-Like Collisions [Slo-Mo Video]
When rain hits the dirt in your backyard, complicated stuff happens inside each water droplet. The energy of the impact causes things like "shock compression," "fast…
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