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Google is adding some awesome new views. Here's the base camp of Mt. Everest. http://www.popsci.com/technology/article/2013-03/google-maps-adds-famous-mountains-its-street-view-tourism?src=SOC&dom=fb

16,000 Dead Pigs In The Huangpu: Can You Still Drink Shanghai's Water?

Since the beginning of the month, officials have fished out 16,000 pig carcasses found in the river that serves tap water to Shanghai. Is it really still safe to drink, as officials say?<p>Chinese officials have fished more than 16,000 pig carcasses from the Huangpu River, from which more than one in …

Does our sun have a name?

You’ve probably heard star names, such as Polaris or Betelgeuse. But what about our star? Does the sun have a name, and if so what is it?<p>Although …

Astronomy

Polar bears: An uncertain future

The great white bears of the frozen north may face a difficult future. Each summer, the sea ice on which they rely to hunt seals is getting thinner and smaller in extent - threatening to upset their way of life.<p>Here, American photographer and conservationist Jenny E Ross - and Andrew Derocher, …

Bears

This Is The Obama Administration's Proposal To Help Wildlife Deal With Inevitable Climate Change

It's vague, and carries no actual weight, but we're sure this arctic fox is pleased to know that there's a 7-point scheme to save it when its habitat melts.<p>This week the Obama administration showed off its new strategy for protecting America's flora and fauna from climate change. Said David Hayes, …

This invisibility cloak is thinner than anything in Harry Potter's closet

If you liked last year's bulky invisibility cloaks, you'll love this year's fashionable ultra-thin invisibility wrap — which is just a tenth of a millimeter thick but can still make the objects inside undetectable to microwave scans.<p>"This is the first time an ultra-thin cloak has been realized, …

This time-lapse video shows what happened on March 17, when a coronal mass ejection (CME) from the sun hit Earth’s magnetic field. It starts slowly … but then becomes very beautiful as auroras ripple across the sky. The entire 3-minute video actually took place over about 4 hours. http://bit.ly/Yxtqbx

Anxiety Hurts

Oklahoma earthquake linked to oil extraction wastewater

The quake's cause was hotly debated from the day that it struck Oklahoma<p><b>Scientists have linked the underground injection of oil-drilling wastewater to a magnitude-5.7 earthquake in 2011 that struck the US state of Oklahoma.</b><p>Wastewater injection from drilling operations has been linked to seismic …

Geology

In The Same Cataclysm That Gave The Moon Its Craters, Lots Of Asteroids Suffered Too

During the Late Heavy Bombardment, not even space rocks were safe. This is good news for historians of the solar system.<p>About 4 billion years ago, something caused Jupiter and the other gas giant planets to shift in their orbits, shoving countless space rocks out of their positions in the asteroid …

This Is Now The World's Lightest Material

This one's made of carbon, and it's super absorbent, too!<p>Check out this contender for the title of "world's lightest solid." To demonstrate just how light it is, Zhejiang University in China, where the material's creators are based, has published pictures of chunks of it perched on small leaves, …

Two-headed shark discovered

Scientists have discovered what they believe to be the first-ever two-headed bull shark.<p>A study carried our by experts at Michigan State University confirmed the shark was a single shark with two heads, rather than conjoined twins.<p>"This is certainly one of those interesting and rarely detected …

Michigan State University

Scientists discover a new class of mini-supernova

Astronomers have found a new kind of miniature supernova so comparatively small that some only shine a hundredth as brightly as their more common cousins. The newly-discovered stellar explosion is called a Type Iax supernova, and while the team that made the discovery still isn’t exactly sure what …

This date in science: Biggest North American earthquake since seismic data began to be collected (around 1900). Details here: http://bit.ly/YCRycC