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1. Sept. 24th Solar Flare - Multispectral Videos - Comments
Posted in Astronomy
Available in several formats, this website has several different videos on the Sept 24th solar flare.
2. Farming Revolution May Slow Amazon Demise - Comments
Posted in Earth Sciences
Farmers are breaking with tradition, reducing their pastureland and adding grain to their diet.
3. Strange Plant Buries Its Own Seeds - Comments
Posted in Living World
A new plant that "bends down" to deposit its seeds has been discovered in the Atlantic forest in the state of Bahia, northeastern Brazil.
4. US Net Neutrality Rules Finalized - Comments
Posted in Technology
Get ready, America—net neutrality finally comes to the Internet on November 20, 2011.
5. Fifty New Exoplanets Discovered - Comments
Posted in Astronomy
The bumper haul of new worlds includes 16 "super-Earths" - planets with a greater mass than our own, but below those of gas giants such as Jupiter.
6. Patent Trolls Cost Economy Half Trillion Dollars - Comments
Posted in Humanity
Last month, in talking about an episode of Planet Money with James Bessen on it, we mentioned his new research suggesting that patent trolls evaporated half a trillion dollars in wealth.
7. Corrupt Officials Pose Danger to Forests - Comments
Posted in Earth Sciences
Forest officials are fudging data, hiding facts, sidestepping laws, overlooking violations and finding ways of clearing even projects that are dangerous for forests, three non-official members on the statutory Forest Advisory Committee have revealed.
8. World's Dams Unprepared for Climate Change - Comments
Posted in Earth Sciences
Dams have been designed for river flows that will soon no longer apply, according to new research.
9. Oldest Evidence of Nails in Modern Primates - Comments
Posted in Living World
From hot pink to traditional French and Lady Gaga's sophisticated designs, manicured nails have become the grammar of fashion.
10. West Nile Virus May Cripple Galapagos - Comments
Posted in Biology & Medicine
Renewed vigilance over the biosecurity of the Galápagos Islands is needed, based on new research on the risk posed by West Nile virus.
11. The Adaptiv Invisibility Cloak - Comments
Posted in Technology
Individual hexagonal cells line the outside of the tank, each able to detach individually. They work together to hide or change the vehicles infared signature, and that’s where things get really interesting. Read on for more info!
12. ARPANET - The First Internet - Comments
Posted in Technology
The early internet looked very different from today's. For one, there was a lot less cats.

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1. Scientists Can Now See Individual Atoms
1. Scientists Can Now See Individual Atoms
(New developments in microscopy have allowed researchers to image individual bonds within a molecule — seeing down to the atom scale. )
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Category: Physics
2. Dürer's Rhinoceros
2. Dürer's Rhinoceros
(Dürer's Rhinoceros is the name commonly given to a woodcut created by German painter and printmaker Albrecht Dürer in 1515.)
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Category: Documentaries
3. Tiny Robot Crawls Through Your Veins
3. Tiny Robot Crawls Through Your Veins
(This tiny nano bot is 4mm from end to end,can crawl through your veins locate tumors and zap it with drugs.The bot is controlled by a elecromagnetic field outside the robot that propels it forward.)
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Category: Biology & Medicine
4. Learning The Elements Cartoon Style
4. Learning The Elements Cartoon Style
(Proof that everything is easier to learn when presented via Pokemon-style. Artist Kacie D. lovingly anthropomorphized every single element, which deserves to be converted into a children’s book. )
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Category: Physics
5. Shodan: The scariest search engine on the Internet
5. Shodan: The scariest search engine on the Internet
(Shodan is the world’s first computer search engine that lets you search the Internet for computers. Find devices based on city, country, latitude/longitude, host name, operating system and IP. “Shodan is a search engine for hackers both good and bad. Sho)
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Category: Technology
6. Soon, You May Download New Skills to Your Brain
6. Soon, You May Download New Skills to Your Brain
(New research suggests it may be possible to learn complex tasks with little to no conscious effort, just like in The Matrix. Whoa, indeed.)
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Category: Technology
7. Speed of Light May Not Be Fixed
7. Speed of Light May Not Be Fixed
(Two forthcoming European Physical Journal D papers challenge established wisdom about the nature of vacuum. )
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Category: Physics
8. What Are The Odds Of Existence?
8. What Are The Odds Of Existence?
(What are the odds that you exist, as you, today?)
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Category: Astronomy
9. After 17 Years, Cicadas Set To Hatch This Spring
9. After 17 Years, Cicadas Set To Hatch This Spring
(After 17-years living below ground, billions of cicadas belonging to Brood II are beginning to emerge across much of the eastern United States. )
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Category: Living World
10. World-Wide Earthquake Map
10. World-Wide Earthquake Map
(This flash map will show you earthquakes detected recently around the world.)
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Category: Earth Sciences

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1. Parts of Canada Is Missing Gravity
1. Parts of Canada Is Missing Gravity
(Large parts of Canada has less gravity then normal, here are the theories why.)
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Rating: 2.91
Category: Earth Sciences
2. Journey of the Singer of Solar Winds
2. Journey of the Singer of Solar Winds
(This is the story of the generational ship, the Singer of Solar Winds.)
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Rating: 2.91
Category: Astronomy
3. Mice on Drugs
3. Mice on Drugs
(This is an intersting and insightful interactive flash "game"... It explains about the different drugs that are abused an what they do in our brains and how they affect our neurons. )
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Rating: 2.91
Category: Biology & Medicine
4. Flooding In Western Afghanistan
4. Flooding In Western Afghanistan
(aerial footage courtesy of the Afghan Air Force. These images use both visible and IR light to contrast water and land.)
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Rating: 2.9
Category: Living World
5. Skating Robot
5. Skating Robot
(A robot that can skate.)
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Rating: 2.9
Category: Technology
6. First Big Aurora of 2011
6. First Big Aurora of 2011
(Some awesome images of the aurora borealis.)
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Rating: 2.9
Category: Earth Sciences
7. The Door To Hell
7. The Door To Hell
(In 1971 while drilling in Turkmenistan geologists hit a pocket of methane gas and rather than venting it they set it on fire 49 years later its still burning.)
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Rating: 2.9
Category: Earth Sciences
8. Mysterious Monastery in the Atlantic
8. Mysterious Monastery in the Atlantic
(Nine miles off the coast of County Kerry in the west of Ireland there are two small rocky islands peeking out of the Atlantic Ocean. The larger of the two, Skellig Michael, is home to something quite extraordinary – a 1400 year old monastery which only a)
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Rating: 2.9
Category: Humanity
9. Transit Search Finds Super-Neptune
9. Transit Search Finds Super-Neptune
(Astronomers at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics have discovered a planet somewhat larger and more massive than Neptune orbiting a star 120 light-years from Earth.)
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Rating: 2.9
Category: Astronomy
10. International Polar Year
10. International Polar Year
(The one-stop solution for learning about the International Polar Year)
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Category: Earth Sciences