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  • Watch the brightest explosion ever recorded on the moon

    May 17, 2013 5:05 PM 72

    False color frames show the explosion that occurred on the surface of the moon on March 17, 2013. According to NASA, “the flash was as bright as a 4th magnitude star.” (NASA) “Now, 71 percent of poll respondents say the Cupertino, California, company has lost its cachet as an industry innovator, which includes 28 percent who say it is permanent and 43 percent

  • Stunning Spring Flowers Self-Assemble in a Beaker as Crystals

    May 17, 2013 3:50 PM 67

    It's definitely spring. Leaves are unfurling, birds are singing and chemists have created self-assembling flowers in a beaker. These micron-scaled, delicate structures are made of crystals, and show how scientists can manipulate chemical gradients in order to reveal what's possible in the environment. The miniscule sculptures are curved and delicate--a

  • Science In Action - Stem Cells

    May 16, 2013 7:24 PM 74

    Stem cells for human therapeutic cloning developed after years of research. NASA’s Kepler telescope breaks down and The ‘ Coldrush’ - nations look to exploit Arctic resources. Stem cells for human therapeutic cloning have been successfully developed after years of research. We look at the technique involved, which uses chemicals found in tea and coffee

  • Earth's Mantle Affects Sea Level Rise Estimates

    May 16, 2013 6:38 PM 69

    A prehistoric shoreline runs along the eastern edge of North America; scientists have pointed to it as evidence that much of Antarctica melted 3 million years ago. But new research suggests this shoreline is actually about 30 feet (10 meters) lower than previously thought, meaning less ice melted than suspected. The shoreline, which should be flat, also swoops

  • Melting Glaciers Cause One-Third of Sea-Level Rise

    May 16, 2013 6:20 PM 75

    The world's glaciers lost 260 gigatons of water each year between 2003 and 2009, making these rivers of ice responsible for almost a third of sea-level rise in that time, new research finds. The study, to appear tomorrow (May 17) in the journal Science, used multiple methods to pin down estimates of how much ice is lost from glaciers. The results suggest

  • Enormous asteroid to zip by Earth

    May 16, 2013 2:17 PM 81

    A giant space rock plans on making an appearance in our stellar neighborhood, but it's not as bad as you might think. A giant asteroid will pass by Earth on May 31, according to NASA, but hold off before you start browsing survival gear on Amazon. The 1.7-mile long asteroid, labeled 1998 QE2, will come within 3.6 million miles of Earth, or about 15 times

  • Ovservation of Hofstadter Butterfly a Breakthrough for Physicists

    May 16, 2013 1:35 AM 83

    A predicted, but never-before-seen energy pattern has been observed by an international team of researchers, who confirmed the 40-year-old prediction that a butterfly-shaped energy spectrum exists in the quantum realm. "The observation of the 'Hofstadter butterfly' marks a real landmark in condensed matter physics and high magnetic field research," said Greg Boebinger

  • Killer Frogs Wiping Out Amphibian Species; 1 Found In SF Golden Gate Park

    May 15, 2013 9:00 PM 83

    SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) – A frog which carries a deadly infection that kills other amphibian species has been found in San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park, according to researchers. The infection found in African clawed frogs doesn’t affect humans, but it is decimating the amphibian population around the world, according to study from Stanford University

  • Is Kepler dead? NASA to give update on planet-hunting telescope

    May 15, 2013 7:30 PM 76

    That was the rumor circulating Thursday, nearly a week after the space telescope went into safe mode. NASA will host a news conference at 1 p.m. Pacific time “to discuss the status of the agency's Kepler Space Telescope.” To some, it sounds ominous. “Not sure I like the sound of this,” tweeted Nancy Atkinson, a senior writer and editor for Universe Today

  • Lost City 'Ciudad Blanca' Allegedly Discovered In Honduras' Remote Region

    May 15, 2013 7:09 PM 86

    Known as Central America’s Little Amazon, Honduras’ Mosquitia region is a vast, lightly inhabited 32,000-square-mile region of tropical rainforest, lagoons, mangrove swamps, rivers, remote beaches and a diverse grouping of flora and fauna including the deadly jumping viper. Underneath its thick and humid canopy, archeologists also believe that the Mosquitia