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Geminid meteor shower begins: watch out for fireballs

The mysterious Geminid meteor shower lights the skies of Earth between 12 and 16 December and is visible from almost anywhere on the planet. This year the peak rate is estimated to be 100-120 meteors per hour, rivalling the August Perseids, which are usually the most spectacular meteor shower of …

US states map out wildlife habitats to promote sustainable development

Crucial Habitat Assessment Tool aims to balance preservation with economic growth<p>Governors across the western United States this week will unveil a new online mapping tool designed to help balance wildlife preservation with economic development. The project, known as the Crucial Habitat Assessment …

Judge Rules Chimps Can’t Be Legal Persons, But Activists Vow to Fight On

Author: Brandon Keim. Brandon Keim Science<p>Date of Publication: 12.09.13.<p>Time of Publication: 6:39 pm. 6:39 pm<p>Can a chimpanzee be considered a legal …

200-Kilometer-High Jets of Water Discovered Shooting From Europa

SAN FRANCISCO — Jupiter’s icy moon Europa may be showing us its insides. Data from the Hubble space telescope suggests that enormous jets of water …

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Our Favorite Science And Technology Reads From 2013

The best long-form stuff we read this year<p>It was a great year in reading, but no one could've caught all of the amazing science and technology stories. So we've rounded up a few--from <i>Popular Science,</i> as well as plenty of other places--and placed them here for your convenience. Enjoy, and feel free …

Scientists Discover Surprisingly Bright Black Hole | The Takeaway | WNYC

Turns out black holes really aren't so black. A team of researchers has discovered an incredibly bright black hole located some 22 million light …

Most Americans think US should 'mind its own business' abroad, survey finds

A majority of Americans believe the US plays a less important and powerful role in the world than it did 10 years ago, according to a long-running study that found that most people now believe America should “mind its own business internationally”.<p>It is the first time the survey of US foreign …