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{FD} Atlantic hurricane season 2017: What you should know

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The hurricane season for the Atlantic started June 1 and continues through the end of November — and here’s what to know. Continue reading

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{FD} Moon set to block out three planets and the star Regulus in rare ‘lunar occultation’

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The Moon will align with three planets and one of the brightest stars visible from Earth tonight in a rare spectacle called lunar occultation. Continue reading

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{FD} Biblical prophecy claims the world will end on Sept. 23, conspiracy theorists claim

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Conspiracy theorists claim that the world will end on Sept. 23, 2017 as they believe a planet will collide with Earth. Continue reading

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{FD} Roman swords unearthed at ancient cavalry barracks near Hadrian’s Wall

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Roman swords are among a treasure trove of stunning artifacts found at the site of an ancient cavalry barracks in the U.K. Continue reading

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{FD} Ancient, long-fingered lizard trapped in amber

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In a case worthy of Sherlock Holmes, researchers are trying to figure out exactly when and where in the world a long-fingered lizard got trapped in the sticky sap of a tree. Continue reading

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{FD} Cassini’s Swan Song: How Saturn Probe Will Spend Its Final Day

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NASA’s Cassini spacecraft will work hard to the very end. Continue reading

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{FD} Accompany Cassini on Its Final Dive into Saturn with Mobile Apps

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This Friday, Sept. 15, 2017, the long and successful Cassini-Huygens mission to Saturn and its moons will come to an end when the spacecraft plunges into Saturn’s cloud tops. Continue reading

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{FD} Cassini’s death dive will protect 2 possibly life-supporting Saturn moons

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The upcoming suicide plunge of NASA’s Cassini Saturn probe is an act of noble self-sacrifice. Continue reading

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{FD} The End Is Nigh for Cassini: Saturn Probe Enters Final 48 Hours

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PASADENA, Calif. Continue reading

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{FD} Famous paleontologist dies during dinosaur dig

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Mike Getty, the chief fossil preparator at the Denver Museum of Nature & Science, passed away Monday after becoming ill working at a new dig. Continue reading

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{FD} Cassini headed for Saturn plunge after Titan ‘goodbye kiss’

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After a “goodbye kiss” with Saturn’s huge moon Titan, NASA’s Cassini spacecraft should now be on course for its suicide dive into the ringed planet Friday (Sept. Continue reading

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{FD} ‘Extraterrestrial’ dust extracted from White Cliffs of Dover

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The White Cliffs of Dover serve as both a stunning photographic subject and as an iconic British symbol of defense during war. Continue reading

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{FD} Hurricane warning vs. watch: How are they different?

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Hurricane warnings and watches have slightly different meanings concerning hurricane conditions. Continue reading

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{FD} Australian surfer survives great white shark attack, says he’s ‘luckiest man on Earth’

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An Australian surfer said he’s “the luckiest man on Earth” after a great white shark attacked him on Sunday, snapping his board, tearing up his hip and flinging him in the air before he narrowly escaped the animal’s jaws. Continue reading

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{FD} Hurricane Irma: The science of the deadly storm

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With Hurricane Irma battering the west coast of Florida, experts are explaining the science behind the deadly storm. Continue reading

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{FD} Hurricane Harvey caused Houston to sink

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The city of Houston is now two centimeters lower because of torrential rains and floodwaters brought by Hurricane Harvey. Continue reading

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{FD} Massive black hole 100,000 times bigger than the Sun discovered

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An immense black hole 100,000 times bigger than the sun has been discovered at the heart of the Milky Way. Continue reading

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{FD} Study suggests the sun may have caused 29 whales to die

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In the first weeks of 2016, 29 sperm whales were found stranded and dead off the coasts of Britain, France, the Netherlands, and Germany, the BBC reports. Continue reading

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{FD} Native American canoe from 1700s preserved at Maine museum

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One of the oldest-known Native American birch-bark canoes will go on display at a Maine historical society museum, possibly as early as this fall. Continue reading

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{FD} Experts ‘rediscover’ largest ‘sea dragon’ fossil in museum archive

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The Ichthyosaurus or ‘sea dragon’ fossil was found in the mid-1990s but remained unstudied until recently when experts made a startling discovery. Continue reading

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{FD} New Vesuvius bodies discovered: Victims include pregnant women and fetuses

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On Aug. 24, 79 AD — exactly 1,938 years ago — Mt. Vesuvius erupted in Italy with a thermal energy 100,000 times more powerful than the atomic bombs over Hiroshima and Nagasaki that ended World War II. Continue reading

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{FD} Total Solar Eclipse Transforms Illinois Town Into a Celestial Super Bowl

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CARBONDALE, Ill. Continue reading

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{FD} Google Doodle Celebrates the Historic Great American Solar Eclipse

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Google is commemorating today’s (Aug. Continue reading

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{FD} The Great American Solar Eclipse of 2017 Is Happening Today

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One of the biggest astronomical events of the century is finally here: Today (Aug. Continue reading

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{FD} Can You Photograph the Solar Eclipse With Your Phone or Tablet?

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The total solar eclipse of 2017 is upon us, and many people are asking: Can I photograph the phenomenon with my cell phone or tablet? Continue reading

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{FD} Man who suffered eye damage in 1962 eclipse warns others not to make the same mistakes

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A total solar eclipse is slated to happen on Monday, as the Moon will cross in front of the Sun, blotting out the light from our favorite star for a couple of minutes along a 70-mile-wide swath of the U.S. that runs from Oregon to South Carolina. Continue reading

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{FD} Dinosaurs’ missing link: ‘Frankenstein’ dino found

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The legendary Bigfoot is often described as the “missing link” between apes and man, but the Chilesaurus has an edge on Bigfoot: it is the missing link between herbivore dinosaurs and their carnivorous brethren. Continue reading

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{FD} Solar Eclipse: Why some schools across the US are closing and others are open

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As the U.S. prepares for the eagerly anticipated total solar eclipse on Aug. 21, school districts are taking very different approaches to the historic event. Some have decided to close entirely, while others are donning shades and turning this event in… Continue reading

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{FD} A sonic attack in Cuba? How an acoustic weapon might work

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A supersecret sonic weapon being used to attack diplomats in a foreign country may sound like the start of a sci-fi novel, but that’s exactly what several U.S. diplomats in Cuba may have been exposed to, the U.S. State Department recently announced. Continue reading

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{FD} 91 volcanoes discovered under Antarctic ice sheet

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Scientists have found a range of 91 volcanoes under a huge ice sheet in West Antarctica. Continue reading

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{FD} Rare megamouth shark spotted off Indonesia’s Komodo Island

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A British diver caught a rare sight on Tuesday when she spotted a megamouth “alien” shark near an Indonesian island. Continue reading

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{FD} Two members of missing Burundi robotics team spotted crossing into Canada, police say

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Two members of an African robotics team who were reported missing from an international robotics competition in Washington, D.C. were spotted crossing into Canada on Thursday morning, authorities said. Continue reading

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{FD} Two missing of missing Burundi robotics team spotted crossing into Canada, police say

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Two members of an African robotics team who were reported missing from an international robotics competition in Washington, D.C. were reportedly spotted crossing into Canada on Thursday morning, authorities said. Continue reading

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{FD} ‘Monster’ catfish reeled in by California fisherman

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A California fisherman snagged a much bigger catch than he expected when he reeled in a possibly record-breaking catfish Saturday morning. Continue reading

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{FD} Pacific island has 38 million pieces of trash, but no people

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When researchers traveled to a tiny, uninhabited island in the middle of the Pacific Ocean, they were astonished to find an estimated 38 million pieces of trash washed up on the beaches. Continue reading

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{FD} Argentinian climber stranded alone on Canada’s highest peak for 4 days

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Natalia Martinez will hopefully be rescued on Friday by helicopter, if and when the weather conditions improve. Continue reading

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{FD} Fracking isn’t contaminating groundwater, study finds

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A major anti-fracking argument by environmentalists may not have the facts to back it up, according to a new study conducted by Duke University. Continue reading

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{FD} World’s largest dinosaur footprint discovered in Australia

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Scientists have discovered the world’s largest footprint in a stretch of remote coastline known as “Australia’s Jurassic Park”. Continue reading

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{FD} Teenager discovers 7.44 carat diamond in Arkansas state park

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A teenager made the discovery of a lifetime when he stumbled across a 7.44 carat diamond at an Arkansas state park. Continue reading

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{FD} SpaceX launches rocket from NASA’s historic moon pad

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SpaceX is taking another shot at launching a rocket from NASA’s historic moon pad. Continue reading

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{FD} Tequila may hold key to future drought-resistant crops, study says

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Researchers say the natural reverse molecular clock of the cactus-like succulent plant Agave may offer a way to engineer drought-resistant crops. Continue reading

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{FD} ‘ZERO-G AND I FEEL FINE’: Quotes from John Glenn

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John Glenn, the all-American astronaut and senator who rocketed into history on flights 36 years apart as the first American to orbit the Earth and the oldest person in space, died Thursday, Dec. 8 at age 95. Continue reading

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{FD} Great white shark dies on Cape Cod beach after being stranded

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Officials say a great white shark has died after it was spotted struggling in shallow water in Cape Cod. Continue reading

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{FD} Cloth with late pope’s blood stolen from Cologne cathedral

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A cloth with a drop of blood from the late Pope John Paul II has been stolen from Cologne Cathedral. Continue reading

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{FD} Harvard’s secret meeting on synthetic human genome fuels debate

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A prominent Stanford scientist has denounced a secret meeting of 150 scientists at Harvard this week to discuss creating a synthetic human genome, or essentially constructing human life from scratch with chemicals, the San Jose Mercury News reports. Continue reading

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{FD} Possible lost Caravaggio painting found in attic in France

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A 400-year-old picture that might have been painted by Italian master Caravaggio has been found in an attic in southern France. Continue reading

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