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A singing comet

Link: Thanks to some recent recordings courtesy of NASA, we now know that space is actually a musically rich environment, and not the frozen abyss where no one can hear you scream. Saturn’s song is vast and brooding, Neptune has a slightly country twang, and Uranus — wait for it — is a lithe and gorgeous ballad. […]

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You watch the Rosetta comet landing live here. Bookmark It

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Beatle pancakes

Maybe I can learn how to do this in time for the grandkid! Bookmark It

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Cool

I do so love this stuff: EAST DEVON, ENGLAND—Archaeologists and conservators from the British Museum have announced that an amateur metal detectorist has found one of the largest hoards of coins ever discovered in Britain. The hoard is comprised of no less than 22,000 coins dating to between A.D. 260 and 350 that were in […]

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In a few days there will be an abridged version of last winter’s polar vortex (meteorologists are split on using this term for the event) descending into the Eastern two-thirds of the country… As for next week’s weather, polar air will again be spilling southward from the Arctic Ocean. That’ll be good enough to convert […]

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Tonight, 2-3 a.m on the East Coast: VILLANOVA, Pa. (CBS) — A newly discovered meteor shower may be visible in the wee hours of Saturday morning if the weather cooperates. One name for the meteor shower in “Comet 209/P Linear.” The other is the Camelopardalids. Villanova astronoyy professor Ed Guinan says this meteor shower is […]

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Interesting

I wonder what information they will glean from the wreckage: The leader of an undersea expedition says a pile of wreckage on the bottom of the Caribbean Sea, off the north coast of Haiti, may well mark the spot where Christopher Columbus’ flagship, the Santa Maria, sank in 1492. “All the geographical, underwater topography and […]

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View from space

Monday’s tornado chain: Bookmark It

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This is pretty interesting

Medieval bishop anticipated Big Bang theory and multiple universes centuries before anyone (via Raw Story ) A 13th century British bishop’s theories of the origin and structure of the universe were centuries ahead of their time, says a group of scholars. According to TheConversation.com, Durham University’s Ordered Universe project has found that Robert… Bookmark It

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