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Big solar storm hitting Earth

Will you be watching for the Northern Lights? Share your photos with CNN iReport.<p><b>(CNN) —</b> Youvathana Sok looked up and saw more than just stars in the crisp, clear Maine night sky.<p>A colorful, spectacular showing of the aurora borealis greeted Sok, a CNN iReporter, and others at Cadillac Mountain in …

Stephen Hawking: God particle could wipe out the universe

Stephen Hawking seems to have turned into the man with the sandwich board that says: "The end is nigh."<p>Not only has he warned us that aliens might destroy us, but he's also been worrying that artificial intelligence might do the same.<p>Now he's perceiving a threat that might not merely put an end to …

Physics

Dreadnoughtus schrani: 26-metre dinosaur discovered in Argentina – video

Found in the Inner Hebrides in 1959, these ancient ichthyosaur bones have now been recognised as a different type from any previously discovered<p>Published: 11 Jan 2015<p>Dreadnoughtus schrani unearthed in Argentina is most complete skeleton of plant-eating titanosaur recovered anywhere in …

Building Me: A Puzzlement

It's a puzzle — the deepest puzzle I know. The question is: What are we?<p>One answer, from physicist-novelist Alan Lightman, is we are stuff. Just stuff.<p>"Let me explain. A highly unpleasant idea, but one that has been accepted by scientists over the last couple of centuries, is that we human beings, …

Pigeons, protons and psychedelic psychiatry - blogs roundup

<i>Welcome to Signal Boost, our weekly roundup of blog posts over the past week.</i><p>Passenger pigeon centenary<p><b>1 September 2014 marked 100 years since the Martha, the last known passenger pigeon, died at Cincinatti Zoo.</b> Grrlscientist has been marking the occasion this week with a series of posts …

China Has Two New Experimental Satellites In Orbit

The Chinese space agency launched two new satellites into orbit at 8:15am Beijing time on Thursday, August 4. The two satellites were carried by a Long March 2D rocket, which lifted off from the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center.<p>The two satellites are both used in different experimental capacities. …

Dreadnoughtus! New Dino May Be Largest Land Animal Ever

An international team of paleontologists have just uncovered the coolest dinosaur of this decade, and the biggest fossil ever of a single organism. Meet Dreadnoughtus. RELATED: Tyrannosaurus Trackways Reveal a Dinosaur's Walk.<p><b>Move over, Velociraptor and T. rex</b>. Here comes another top-tier dinosaur …

Dinosaurs

Scientists: Quake directed its main force at Napa

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Emerging data on last month's 6.0 magnitude earthquake shows it directed most of its force north toward Napa and the Napa …

Two unclassifiable species found off Australian coast

Two unclassifiable mushroom-shaped creatures have been discovered in the ocean depths off Australia.<p>Two species of the strange organisms were found that could not be placed in any existing phyla, the large families of living things that include vertebrates and flowering plants.<p>The animals, known as …