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Blue Moon Won’t Be Back For … Well, You Know [Pics]

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Did you catch last night’s Blue moon, at its peak in the sky of 9:45 PM EST? If you weren’t aware a Blue moon was set to occur on August 20, 2013, we have some bad news. True to its name, the Blue moon seen last night is rare… and the next won’t be visible… Read more »

Luca Parmitano Describes Near-Drowning On Space Walk In New Blog Post

Luca Parmitano

Luca Parmitano, the charming 36-year-old Italian astronaut from the European Space Agency, has come forward to tell the story of how he almost drowned in his spacesuit during a July walk outside the International Space Station. Of course there were multiple media reports of the dramatic episode in mid-July. And there is video of the… Read more »

Solar Storm Aimed At Earth…At A Speed Of Two Million Miles Per Hour

solar storm aimed at Earth at two million miles per hour.

Earth was attacked by a solar super storm on Tuesday, August 20, sending giant clouds of extremely heated particles directly towards us. The storm, known as coronal mass ejection (CME) took place at 4:24 a.m. EDT (0824 GMT) on Tuesday and unleashed billions of tons of solar particles toward Earth at an unimaginable speed of… Read more »

Sturgeon Moon, Blue Moon, August 20 Brings Nighttime Rarity

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The term Sturgeon moon is another applied to tonight’s rare blue moon, and the infrequency with which they’re seen inspires the common phrase indicating something only happens once in one. Tonight’s Sturgeon moon is more frequently known by the other moniker — but as you’re probably aware, the moon won’t appear to be blue despite… Read more »

Left-Brain, Right-Brain Theory Is Bogus, Debunkers’ Study Says

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There’s no proof that some people are left-brained or right-brained. That’s the conclusion reached by University of Utah researchers after a two-year study of the human brain. For a few decades now, people have seized on the concept of creative people being somehow right-brained and logical people being somehow left-brained. If that irritated you because… Read more »

Oldest Petroglyphs, Or Rock Etchings, Found In Nevada

oldest petroglyphs 2013

The world’s oldest petroglyphs have been found in Nevada, and scientists say the discovery has changed much of what we believed about early humans. The oldest petroglyphs range between 10,000 and 15,000 years old, and we don’t know exactly how old the etchings discovered on limestone boulders near Pyramid Lake in northern Nevada are precisely…. Read more »

NASA Map Shows Chance Of Asteroid Hitting Earth

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A new NASA map shows how likely it is that an asteroid could hit Earth. Well, sort of. The map actually shows just how many asteroids are constantly flying around Earth with the potential to completely wipe out entire sections of our planet. Although the map looks terrifying, an asteroid hitting Earth is very unlikely… Read more »

12 Easily Retrievable Asteroids Suggested For Moving Near Earth To Mine

Easily retrievable asteroids

Twelve easily retrievable asteroids were named Thursday that could be caught and mined with today’s technology. According to a report in MIT Technology Review, researchers from the University of Strathclyde in the UK searched a database of 9,000 near-Earth objects looking for especially easy-to-capture asteroids. To be called an easily retrievable asteroid, the space rock… Read more »

Near Death Experiences Receive Scientific Validation

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New scientific research on rats appears to provide a better explanation as to what causes near death experiences, in particular, the “light” that so many heart attack patients report having seen. Published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences is a study that shows how the brain continues working for 30 seconds after… Read more »

NASA’s Mars Training? Aloha Hawaii

Mars Hawaii

NASA’s Mars training is taking place in Hawaii. The space agency recently spent $1 million on a “Martian” mission that required the slopes of a Hawaiian volcano. NASA used the Mauna Loa volcano to stage a four month geodesic-dome “habitat.” Astronauts were forced to live inside their space suits as they walked outside of their… Read more »

Pink Planet Discovered By Astronomers

Pink Planet

A Pink Planet has been discovered by NASA scientists. The planet, dubbed GJ 504b, is the lowest-mass planet ever detected around a star using direct imaging techniques. The planet is located 57 light-years away. Based on estimates, the planet has four times the mass of Jupiter. The planet orbits around star GJ 504, a star… Read more »

Mayan Frieze Found In Guatemala, Almost Perfectly Preserved

Mayan frieze found

An “extraordinary” Mayan frieze was discovered by archaeologists, the Guatemalan government said Wednesday. The enormous frieze is richly decorated with what experts believe are deified rulers. Maya archaeologist Francisco Estrada-Belli and his team found the frieze while excavating a tunnel that had been opened by looters. “This is an extraordinary finding that occurs only once… Read more »

15 Million-Year-Old Whale Skull Discovered In Virginia

15 million-year-old whale skull discovered

A whale skull that is “approximately 15 million years old” was discovered on the banks of the Potomac River last month. The skull is about six feet long and weighs about 1,000 pounds, and is one of the largest whale skulls uncovered in the area. The entire whale would have been 25 feet long. The… Read more »

Boulby Mine Bacteria Means Aliens Or Something [Video]

Boulby mine

Boulby Mine’s bacteria population might hold clues that can help us understand alien life, according to researchers. The mine runs through North Yorkshire on the north-end of England and is normally mined for salt and potash. It’s one of the deepest mines in Europe, and UK Centre for Astrobiology at the University of Edinburgh Professor… Read more »

Pentagram In Kazakhstan Gets A Very Simple Explanation

Mysterious Kazakhstan Pentagram

The mysterious pentagram discovered by satellites isn’t the work of otherworldly forces or a secret group of nefarious Satanists. The truth is actually a bit more mundane and underwhelming. The strange symbol quickly caught the attention of people around the globe, many of whom believed it had extremely evil origins. As it turns out, the… Read more »