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Photo: Large Hadron Collider: Damaged by a Time-Traveling Bird? Large Hadron Collider: Damaged by a Time-Traveling Bird?
Time - Wed Nov 11, 2009
Sometime on November 3, the supercooled magnets in sector 81 of the Large Hadron Collider (LHC), outside Geneva, began to dangerously overheat. More»

Recent Midwest Quakes Called Aftershocks from 1800s
Live Science - Tue Nov 3, 2009
The small earthquakes that sporadically rattle the central United States may actually be aftershocks from a few extremely large quakes that occurred in the region almost 200 years ago, according to a new study. More»

Controversial study suggests vast magma pool under Washington state
McClatchy Newspapers - Mon Oct 26, 2009
WASHINGTON - A vast pool of molten rock in the continental crust that underlies southwestern Washington state could supply magma to three active volcanoes in the Cascade Mountains - Mount St. Helens , Mount Rainier and Mount Adams - according to a new study that's causing a stir among scientists. More»

Photo: German cargo ships pass through 'Arctic Passage' German cargo ships pass through 'Arctic Passage'
Associated Press - Fri Sep 11, 2009
FRANKFURT - Two German merchant ships have traversed the fabled Northeast Passage after global warming and melting ice opened a route from South Korea along Russia's Arctic coast to Siberia. More»

Mice Levitated in Lab
Live Science - Wed Sep 9, 2009
Scientists have now levitated mice using magnetic fields. More»

Photo: Gigantic Lightning Jets Shoot from Clouds to Space Gigantic Lightning Jets Shoot from Clouds to Space
Live Science - Sat Aug 22, 2009
Strokes of lightning flashing down towards the ground are a familiar sight during summer thunderstorms, but scientists have capture an image of a rare lightning bolt shooting out upwards from a cloud, almost to the edge of the Earth's atmosphere. More»

Scientists Claim New State of Matter Created
Associated Press - Tue Jul 28, 2009
Scientists claim to have created a form of aluminum that's nearly transparent to extreme ultraviolet radiation and which is a new state of matter. More»

Photo: Object leaves Earth-sized impact site on Jupiter Object leaves Earth-sized impact site on Jupiter
AFP - Tue Jul 21, 2009
WASHINGTON - Jupiter was recently struck by a large object - possibly a stray comet or a block of ice - which left a dent in its gaseous atmosphere the size of Earth, NASA officials said. More»

Massive quake moves NZealand closer to Australia
AFP - Tue Jul 21, 2009
WELLINGTON - A massive 7.8 magnitude earthquake last week has moved the south of New Zealand closer to Australia, scientists said Wednesday. More»

Photo: NASA lost moon footage, but Hollywood restores it NASA lost moon footage, but Hollywood restores it
Associated Press - Thu Jul 16, 2009
WASHINGTON - NASA could put a man on the moon but didn't have the sense to keep the original video of the live TV transmission. More»

Photo: New class of black hole could explain cosmic leviathans New class of black hole could explain cosmic leviathans
AFP - Tue Jun 30, 2009
PARIS - Astronomers on Wednesday said they had identified an intermediate class of black hole that could explain how supermassive, light-sucking monsters develop in the heart of galaxies. More»

Evidence Found for Ancient Mars Lake
Space.com - Wed Jun 17, 2009
Several studies in recent years have claimed evidence for shorelines and other features that suggest ancient lakes on Mars. More»

Arctic may hold twice the oil previously found there
CNN - Wed May 27, 2009
Continental shelves beneath the retreating polar ice caps of the Arctic may hold almost double the amount of oil previously found in the region, scientists say. More»

Photo: Atlantis, crew land in California after Hubble mission Atlantis, crew land in California after Hubble mission
Associated Press - Sat May 23, 2009
EDWARDS AIR FORCE BASE, California - Space shuttle Atlantis and its seven astronauts returned safely to Earth on Sunday, detouring from stormy Florida to sunsplashed California to end a 13-day mission that repaired and enhanced the Hubble Space Telescope. More»

Photo: Hubble: From cosmic joke to cherished eye in space Hubble: From cosmic joke to cherished eye in space
Associated Press - Sat May 9, 2009
WASHINGTON - Using the power of pictures, the Hubble Space Telescope has snapped away at the mystery of the universe. More»

Star Trek's Warp Drive: Not Impossible
Live Science - Wed May 6, 2009
The warp drive, one of Star Trek's hallmark inventions, could someday become science instead of science fiction. More»

Photo: Electricity Measured Inside Space Tornadoes Electricity Measured Inside Space Tornadoes
Space.com - Fri Apr 24, 2009
Dorothy's tornado was nothing compared to the giant swirls of plasma that storm in outer space. More»

Photo: Dramatic Image Shows Volcano's Lightning Dramatic Image Shows Volcano's Lightning
Live Science - Tue Apr 7, 2009
For the first time, scientists have been able to "see" and trace lightning inside a plume of ash spewing from an actively erupting volcano. More»

Photo: Space rock gives Earth a close shave Space rock gives Earth a close shave
AFP - Mon Mar 2, 2009
PARIS - An asteroid of a similar size to a rock that exploded above Siberia in 1908 with the force of a thousand atomic bombs whizzed close past Earth on Monday, astronomers said on Tuesday. More»

Alien life may be all around us (or even in us), says professor
Daily Mail, UK - Sun Feb 15, 2009
Forget little green men on Mars - aliens could be right here on Earth, a leading scientist has claimed. More»

DNA left at crime scene could be used to create picture of criminal's FACE, say scientists
Daily Mail, UK - Sun Feb 15, 2009
Forensic experts will soon be able to reconstruct facial features and skin just by reading DNA, US scientists said. More»

Photo: Climate change could be even worse than feared Climate change could be even worse than feared
AFP - Sat Feb 14, 2009
CHICAGO - It seems the dire warnings about future devastation sparked by global warming have not been dire enough, top climate scientists warned Saturday. More»

Photo: Volcano erupts near Tokyo raining ash down on city Volcano erupts near Tokyo raining ash down on city
Associated Press - Sun Feb 1, 2009
TOKYO - A volcano erupted near Tokyo early Monday, spewing a plume of smoke more than a mile high and raining ash down on parts of the city. More»

Ocean Dead Zones Could Approach Mass Extinction Levels
Discovery News - Sun Jan 25, 2009
The future of Earth's oceans is beginning to look a lot like a mass extinction, according to new research. More»

Photo: Mars is alive! Methane discovered Mars is alive! Methane discovered
TG Daily - Thu Jan 15, 2009
Washington (DC) - NASA announced today that for the first time ever they have definitively detected methane in the Martian atmosphere. More»

More small quakes rattle Yellowstone National Park
Associated Press - Fri Jan 2, 2009
YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK, Wyoming - More earthquakes are rattling Yellowstone National Park. More»

Photo: Sun Induces Strange 'Breathing' of Earth's Atmosphere Sun Induces Strange 'Breathing' of Earth's Atmosphere
Wired News - Mon Dec 15, 2008
SAN FRANCISCO, California - New satellite observations have revealed a previously unknown rhythmic expansion and contraction of Earth's atmosphere on a nine-day cycle. More»

Photo: Massive waves a mystery at Maine harbor Massive waves a mystery at Maine harbor
Boston Globe - Mon Nov 3, 2008
Dockworker Marcy Ingall saw a giant wave in the distance last Tuesday afternoon and stopped in her tracks. More»

Meteor Shower Could Spur Bright Fireballs
Space.com - Sat Nov 1, 2008
The Taurid meteors, sometimes called the "Halloween fireballs," show up between mid-October and mid-November, but November 5 to 12 will likely be the best time to look for them this year, taking into account both their peak of activity and the effect of increasingly bright moonlight on viewing conditions. More»

Photo: NASA probe shows Mercury more dynamic than thought NASA probe shows Mercury more dynamic than thought
Associated Press - Tue Oct 28, 2008
WASHINGTON - Earth's first nearly full look at Mercury reveals that the tiny lifeless planet took a far greater role in shaping itself than was thought, with volcanoes spewing "mysterious dark blue material". More»

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