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Total solar eclipse 2017: 6 bizarre things that will happen

While there are many superstitions about eclipses, there are also a lot of weird things that happen during an eclipse that are completely real -- and super cool. Here are six incredible things to look for during the eclipse on August 21.<p>1. Animals getting confused<p>"A totally eclipsed sun is 10,000 …

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Rogue One: The Physics of Ramming an Imperial Star Destroyer, Explained | WIRED

Author: Rhett Allain. Rhett Allain Science<p>Date of Publication: 05.31.17.<p>Time of Publication: 10:00 am. 10:00 am<p>The Physics of Ramming an Imperial …

Science confirmed that people can smell more than a trillion odors, and whoa

We already knew the human body was a mysterious and amazing thing. But, as it turns out, it is even MORE mysterious and amazing than we ever could …

This is what a micrometeoroid striking a spacecraft sounds like

*plonk*<p>Last week, NASA reported that a micrometeoroid struck its Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter in October 2014. NASA noted that the impact didn’t damage the orbiter, but made for a “fascinating example” of how the data from the spacecraft can be used in unexpected ways, including what that impact …

Congratulations, Mr President, on your wild romp through all norms and rules | Richard Wolffe

No other president has come close to your horrendous record, and all future presidents will clear the bar you have set. For that alone, you are exceptional<p>Donald Trump has notched up some truly impressive achievements in the first 100 days of his presidency. We’re not talking about the humdrum …

Donald Trump

Colorado mine owner: EPA lied in congressional hearing

An Environmental Protection Agency official lied during a congressional hearing Wednesday when he said the agency responded to a Gold King Mine "cave-in" when in fact EPA contractors created the disaster by barricading the mine last summer, the owner of the mine has charged.<p>"This was a result of …

Two Americas: Many Brace for Have-Not Holiday Season

It’s often hard to see the extent of the growing gap between the haves and the have-nots in America. Numbers sometimes tell the tale, but in real-life the struggle that many families endure is often blurred by keeping up appearances.<p>This holiday season it may be set in sharp relief, however, with …

How the Democrats lost the Senate

At a late October lunch, President Barack Obama looked across the table at Sen. Chuck Schumer. Wasn’t there anywhere else he could go to campaign?<p>Obama and his aides had felt for months that he wasn’t being used enough in the closely contested Senate races that would determine control of the …

The Science of 'Interstellar': Look Beyond the Wormhole

Christopher Nolan's sci-fi blockbuster, "Interstellar," is winning kudos for its true-to-Einstein depiction of a black hole as well as its off-the-planet exploration agenda.<p>The movie tells the story of a failing Earth — and a last-gasp space mission that sends astronauts through an extradimensional …