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New Genus of Stingray

Ray X-Rayed: Two new (to science) stingrays from the Amazon have been studied and classified. H. rosai and Heliotrygon gomesi have been sold in the global pet trade for years under trade names. But only recently did scientists—working with local fishers … Continue reading

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National Geographic Takes Heed of The Carrington Event–So Should You

Glad to see this getting more attention. National Geographic picks up on the off-the-scale solar flare known as the Carrington Event, of 1859, and the utter catastrophe a similar event would cause today. “What’s at stake,” the Space Weather Prediction … Continue reading

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The Typical Human

A video on YouTube from National Geographic. 7 Billion: Are You Typical? A tip of the typical hat to GraphJam

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They Came From Outer Space! a Slideshow

National Geographic’s slideshow of photos of and from space is worth a click or two. I especially liked the ice-swathed island. The thin line here are the rings of Saturn!   Space Pictures This Week: Woolly Galaxy, Solar Flare, Shuttle

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Photos “From a War Zone”

National Geographic has a small slideshow from the earthquake in Christchurch, New Zealand.   Earthquake in New Zealand: Pictures From a “War Zone”    

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Valentine’s Day, Then and Now

Now: Something “shiny.” Whereas practical gifts like winter clothing and accessories were way up in 2010, in 2011 Valentine’s Day jewelry purchases are projected to be up in the U.S., with 17.3 percent of survey respondents saying they’ll by something … Continue reading

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Can I Keep the Dawn Runner? It Followed Me Home…

I shall call you squishy and you shall be my squishy. Researchers have discovered a small but ferocious dinosaur that lived 230 million years ago, just as dinosaurs were beginning to emerge. Named Eodromaeus, the creature was about four feet … Continue reading

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