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Panasonic "Tough" camera drops to $130, 66% off Smallville

Don’t have $300-$400 to drop on a GoPro but still want a water-resistant, shock-resistant camera? The Panasonic DMC-TS25 Tough camera is, well, <i>tough</i>. …

Grow fresh cartilage from adult stem cells - Futurity

U. PENNSYLVANIA (US) — Bioengineers are a step closer to growing new cartilage from a …

Stem Cells

How I Survived A Week Without Food

I consumed nothing but Soylent, a food-replacing beverage, for a week. Here's what happened to me (and my poop).<p><i>Click here for a step-by-step guide to making homemade Soylent</i><p>My best friend's graduation ceremony starts in 10 minutes and I'm trying to suppress vomit at a Speedway.<p>It's my third day on …

Birds in the neighbourhood may mean higher house prices

The gentle tweeting of birds from the back garden can be enough to lift anyone’s mood, but new research suggests it may also be a sign that your house will be worth more too.<p>A new study has shown that houses in areas rich with bird life sell for an average of £21,000 more than those with fewer …

Birds

Plug Pulled On California Nuclear Plant, For Good

Southern California Edison announced Friday morning that it will not restart the troubled San Onofre nuclear power plant. The facility has been offline for a year and a half after a leak in a steam tube created safety concerns.<p>Transcript<p>AUDIE CORNISH, HOST:<p>In Southern California, a nuclear power …

How much do oceans add to world’s oxygen?

Most of Earth’s oxygen comes from tiny ocean plants – called phytoplankton – that live near the water’s surface and drift with the …

Marine Biology

APOD: Flowing Auroras Over Norway (2013 Jun 09) Image Credit & Copyright: Tor Even Mathisen; Music: Per Wollen; Vocals: Silje Beate Nilssen http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap130609.html http://vimeo.com/16917950 Explanation: Have you ever seen an aurora? Auroras are occurring again with increasing frequency. With the Sun peaking at its eleven year maximum in aurora-triggering activity, it is exhibiting a greater abundance of sunspots, flares, and coronal mass ejections. Solar activity like this typically expels charged particles into the Solar System, some of which impact Earth's magnetosphere and trigger Earthly auroras. In late 2010, the above timelapse displays of picturesque auroras were captured above Tromsø, Norway. Curtains of auroral light, usually green, flow, shimmer and dance as energetic particles fall toward the Earth and excite atoms of air high up in the Earth's atmosphere. There may even be opportunities to see auroras tonight, as recent solar explosions have triggered numerous aurora sightings over the past few days. http://vimeo.com/tittentem Starship Asterisk* • APOD Discussion Page http://asterisk.apod.com/discuss_apod.php?date=130609 Starship Asterisk* • On This Day in APOD http://asterisk.apod.com/view_retro.php?date=0609

Video: Baby elephant sees ocean for the first time

To celebrate World Elephant Day … It’s an EarthSky favorite!<p>Eleanor Imster has helped write and edit EarthSky since 1995. She was an integral part of …

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Rock towers and Milky Way

Rock pile towers against a backdrop of the night sky in Rye, New Hampshire.<p>Jared Blash took this photo on the rocky shores of the Atlantic Ocean near …

New Hampshire