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  • Tonight’s “Cold” full moon is 2013′s last and smallest

    December 16, 2013 11:39 PM 12

    In between breaks in the clouds this evening, if you can, sneak a quick peak at tonight’s full moon, the last of 2013. It will rise at 4:35 p.m., reaches fullness at 4:28 a.m. (although by then it may be too cloudy to see), and sets at 7:16 a.m. EST. The ultimate full moon of 2013 has been named the Cold Moon, the Long Night Moon, and the Moon Before

  • Swift satellite catches 100,000 new cosmic X-ray sources

    December 16, 2013 5:21 PM 23

    An international team led from the University of Leicester has published a major list of celestial X-ray sources in the Astrophysical Journal. The result of many years work, this list of over 150,000 high-energy stars and galaxies will be a vital resource for future astronomical studies. Using the X-ray telescope on board the US/UK/Italian Swift satellite

  • Christmas Bird Count Underway In Illinois

    December 16, 2013 5:04 PM 5

    If the weather allows, wildlife biologist Kelly McKay, from Hampton, Illinois, will spend 23 days in "field counts" across northwestern Illinois and eastern Iowa. "Things like robins and waxwings and yellow-bellied sapsuckers. These are all semi-hardy birds that when you get really harsh weather it tends to push them out, or they don't survive it," McKay

  • Artificial sweeteners found in river water and drinking supplies

    December 16, 2013 5:00 PM 27

    Canadian researchers think they have found a great way to trace the travels of treated sewage after it is discharged into rivers: Follow the artificial sweeteners. The scientists found elevated concentrations of four sweeteners - cyclamate, saccharin, sucralose, and acesulfame – in water samples collected along the length of the Grand River in Ontario

  • Our universe is a hologram, and we’re floating inside of it, suggests new research

    December 16, 2013 1:40 PM 22

    An extraordinary theory that has been getting cred lately is one that suggests our own universe is actually a hologram. Now, a new study uncovers evidence that lends further credibility to this terrifying theory. Entertainment media has been exploring this concept for quite a while, with movies like The Matrix and Vanilla Sky becoming so prevalent in modern-day

  • A meteor - Annual Gemind Meteor Shower

    December 15, 2013 10:34 PM 27

    A meteor - also referred to as a shooting star - is the streak of light caused when a meteoroid fragment enters the atmosphere and burns up. As the Stargazers say the display - was one of the best this year and will continue until Monday. Some people on Twitter reported seeing one meteor every minute and the shower was described as "perfect" and "phenomenal"

  • NASA will Take a Walk in Space to Fix ISS Cooling Problem

    December 15, 2013 10:34 PM 24

    iOS 7 Jailbreak Update: No Evasi0n iOS 7 Jailbreak for 2014 as iOS 8, iPhone 6 Release Date Set to Overtake Evad3rs – Report As NASA continued to assess the options of fixing the broken valve, a couple of flight engineers of the station started preparing their space suits for the planned space walk. According to a statement seen posted on the NASA Web site, Michael

  • Ozone Hole 2070: Hole Likely Won’t Heal Until 2070, NASA Says

    December 15, 2013 3:05 PM 25

    The ozone hole is healing but won’t be fully healed until about 2070, a NASA scientist said. The space agency has just published findings that the ozone hole that forms annually over Antarctica has stabilized and stopped growing. However, there are different opinions within the agency over whether actual recovery has begun. Two factors scientists believe

  • Rapid Evolution Triggered in Blind Cavefish

    December 14, 2013 7:59 PM 28

    The classical view of evolution is that species experience spontaneous genetic mutations over time that produce traits that either benefit them, or don't. Now, though, it seems as if there may be some other mechanism that drives evolution--at least when it comes to blind cavefish. At some point, many thousands of years ago, a population of Astyanax mexicanus

  • Grab Your Binoculars! Audubon's Christmas Bird Count Begins This Weekend

    December 14, 2013 4:44 AM 28

    This winter, tens of thousands of birdwatchers across North America will bundle up and brave the elements, all in the name of science. The National Audubon Society's 114th annual Christmas Bird Count begins Saturday (Dec. 14). Volunteer citizen scientists in all 50 U.S. states, all Canadian provinces, and parts of Mexico, Latin America, the Caribbean