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Rocket men: Two start year long space mission

   The one-year International Space Station mission successfully launched to orbit today (March 27). Read the full story here – Liftoff! US, Russia Launch Historic One-Year Space Mission An epic and … Continue reading

March 28, 2015 · Leave a comment

A Viet Nam War pilot who stopped a massacre

´╗┐Just know this about the world: stop violence and you may be villified because many people are sleepwalkers. Thank you, Hugh, Glenn, and Laurence, and to everyone else working in … Continue reading

March 28, 2015 · Leave a comment

Trillions of Carats of Secret Russian Diamonds

MOSCOW — Russian scientists are claiming that a gigantic deposit of industrial diamonds found in a huge Siberian meteorite crater during Soviet times could revolutionize industry. The Siberian branch of … Continue reading

March 26, 2015 · Leave a comment

Students invent device to extinguish flames with sound

See this for more on the topic: http://tuhsphysics.ttsd.k12.or.us/Research/IB08/NishColl/index.htm

March 25, 2015 · Leave a comment

Origin of Life Puzzle Cracked: Hydrogen Sulfide, Hydrogen Cyanide and UV Light

… Scientists have debated for years the various possibilities that could have led to life evolving on Earth, and the arguments have only grown more heated in recent years as … Continue reading

March 23, 2015 · Leave a comment

Mountain Dew Will Dissolve Rats On Contact

Defending itself from a lawsuit claiming that an Illinois man found a dead mouse inside a can of Mountain Dew, PepsiCo contends that a rodent would have disintegrated and been … Continue reading

March 22, 2015 · Leave a comment

Underwater Bullets in Super Slow Motion

The expansion and collapse several times of the shock wave is similar to what would be predicted if an atomic bomb was detonated far enough under the ocean.

March 21, 2015 · Leave a comment
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