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Science Bulletins: Biodiversity Unveiled—New Animal Discoveries of 2013

Top 5 Space Stories of 2013! - The Countdown #38

Why The Full Moon is Better in Winter

Snow in Cairo Is a Winter Nightmare

Egypt is rarely predictable, which is why it wasn't surprising to see snow in the desert this weekend. By Friday morning, social media had gone mad with pictures of an Egyptian winter wonderland, but these photos didn't show the new problems the snow...<p><i>Image by Maha Salem.</i><p>Egypt is rarely …

Has the Great Barrier Reef just been approved for destruction by the Australian government?

Who could forget, back in 2009, the launch of the "Best Job in the World"?<p>The campaign by Tourism Queensland generated global interest in the Sunshine State and the role of park ranger and "caretaker" of Hamilton Island in the Great Barrier Reef. Ben Southall was the inaugural winner, a Brit by …

Active Volcano Found Under Antarctic Ice: Eruption Could Raise Sea Levels

Inevitable eruption will speed up ice loss on frozen continent, study says.<p><b>A newly discovered volcano found buried beneath a thick layer of ice in Antarctica could speed up ice loss and raise global sea levels when it erupts, scientists say.</b><p>The finding, detailed in the current issue of <i>Nature</i> …

Eruption Etna

6.5-magnitude quake, many aftershocks, strike New Zealand

Disruptions in transportation and cracks in buildings. No serious injuries reported so far. Many strong aftershocks.<p>A 6.5-magnitude earthquake struck …

What's In An Alien Planet's Atmosphere? | Video

5 Things You Should Know About Comet ISON - The Countdown #36

Comet Ison to light up morning skies in the run-up to Christmas

If it survives an encounter with the sun this week, comet Ison will put on an impressive early morning display in the run-up to Christmas. But anyone hoping for a Bethlehem-style celestial sign on the big day will be disappointed. By then the comet will probably be too faint to see with a naked eye.<p>…

Nuclear Chemistry Part 2: Fusion and Fission - Crash Course Chemistry #39

The Dark Side of the Moon explained in ten seconds

Microwaves explained in ten seconds

How much do you know about Neptune? Learn more about the mysterious blue planet: http://oak.ctx.ly/r/hoho

Sun's X-Ray Flare Throws Earth High Proton Flux | Video

It's not often that stargazers get to feast their eyes on Mercury. But during the next two weeks, you'll have an excellent opportunity to see Mercury in the early morning dawn sky. Find out how to spot Mercury here: http://oak.ctx.ly/r/hw0w

Planetary Resources - The Market Problem and Radical Solution

Misconceptions

Image of the Earth and Moon taken in 1994 by NASA's Galileo spacecraft, on its way to Jupiter.<p><b>How it works</b>: If you go out on several different nights …

Chemistry's Biggest Loser: Official Atomic Weights Change For 19 Elements

The periodic table gets a few tweaks.<p>Cadmium, are you looking a bit chubbier these days?<p>Improved measurements of different elements and their isotopes have changed the official atomic weights of 19 elements, the International Union of Applied Chemistry and the U.S. Geological Survey announced …

Rare Earth

Jellyfish Wave, Moons Dance, and Sun Winks

The Jellyfish Nebula "swims" in space, the dust settles on a Martian volcano, and a "greyhound" races through the cosmos in this week's best space pictures.

Exoplanets Explained

How Many Stars There Are in the Sky, explained in ten seconds