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Celebrate solstice sun by viewing this cool solargraph

Originally Published by Earth Science - This solargraph is a single long-exposure photo of the sun over a six-month period, between the December solstice of 2009 to the June solstice of 2010.

Posted on June 20th, 2014
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This date in science: First woman in space

Originally Published by EarthSky - June 16, 1963. Under the call name “Chaika” (Seagull), Valentina Tereshkova launched solo aboard Vostok 6 on June 16, 1963 to become the first woman in space. Part of her mission was to compare how the female body reacted in space to data collected in two years of male-only missions. She spent nearly 71 hours in space, orbiting the Earth 48 times.

Posted on June 16th, 2014
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Scientists Find Killer Fungus That Attacks Poison Ivy

Originally Published by Environmental Science - BLACKSBURG, Virginia, June 12, 2014 (ENS) - The poison ivy itch of summer could become a thing of the past for the millions of people who are allergic to the plant if the findings by Virginia Tech researchers are commercialized.

Posted on June 12th, 2014
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The Unlikely History of the Origins of Modern Maps

Originally Published by Esri -GIS technology has opened up new channels of understanding how the world works.

Posted on June 3rd, 2014
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Network for tracking earthquakes exposes glacier activity: Accidental find offers big potential for research on Alaska’s glaciers

Originally Published by Science Daily - Alaska's seismic network records thousands of quakes produced by glaciers, capturing valuable data that scientists could use to better understand their behavior, but instead their seismic signals are set aside as oddities. The current earthquake monitoring system could be 'tweaked' to target the dynamic movement of the state's glaciers.

Posted on May 1st, 2014
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New magnetic material discovered

Originally Published by BBC News - A highly sensitive magnetic material that could transform computer hard drives and energy storage devices has been discovered.

Posted on March 4th, 2014
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Adopt a shark and track it in Google Earth

Originally Published by Google Earth- David Shiffman at Southern Fried Science has come up with a very innovative way to attract donations to shark feeding ecology project. If you make a donation of over $3,000, you will be able to name the shark and track it in Google Earth for up to two years!Their project has raised over $6000 so far (more than double their original goal), so it seems to be in good shape.

Posted on February 26th, 2014
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Earliest UK human footprints found

Originally Published by BBC News - Scientists discover the earliest evidence of human footprints outside of Africa on the Norfolk coast in Eastern England.

Posted on February 7th, 2014
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Rain as acidic as lemon juice may have contributed to ancient mass extinction

Originally Published by ScienceDaily-Rain as acidic as undiluted lemon juice may have played a part in killing off plants and organisms around the world during the most severe mass extinction in Earth's history.

Posted on November 25th, 2013
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NASA’s MAVEN mission, to launch today, will seek a lost Mars

Originally Published by EarthSky - Today (November 18) at 1:28 p.m. EST (1728 UTC), NASA will launch its Mars MAVEN mission toward the red planet Mars. After decades of tantalizing evidence, NASA scientists want to find out what happened to the water on Mars

Posted on November 18th, 2013
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