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  • Shark Attacks in North Carolina: 'Perfect Storm' May Be Causing Bloody Encounters

    Two people were bitten by sharks off the coast of North Carolina this weekend, bringing the total number of shark attacks in the state up to five in under three weeks. "It's not a certain thing that makes this happen," said George Burgess, director of the International Shark Attack File at the…

    LiveScience.com
  • Some physicists believe we're living in a giant hologram — and it's not that far-fetched

    Some physicists actually believe that the universe we live in might be a hologram. It's called the holographic principle. The thinking goes like this: Some distant two-dimensional surface contains all the data needed to fully describe our world — and much like in a hologram, this data is projected…

    Vox.com
  • Touch Wood

    There is an oasis of brilliance and calm in New York City, which is not widely known and is the result of the genius and vision of John D. Rockefeller, who leveraged his vast fortune then to help his fellow man in many ways which he could imagine but would never really see. He loved land and…

    Huffington Post
  • Science Wants to Know: Can Worms Swim?

    In the Lab: Some research may sound silly, but results can come from seemingly offbeat topics.

    The Wall Street Journal
  • U.S., Brazil pledge to raise renewable energy in power output

    The United States and Brazil pledged on Tuesday to increase their share of renewable energy in electricity generation from sources other than hydro-power to 20 percent by 2030 in an effort to show commitment to fighting climate change. The two countries made the announcement in a joint statement…

    Reuters
  • SpaceX Rocket Explosion Destroys Students' Science Experiment

    Four Tennessee students had the thrill of watching their science experiment being launched into space on board SpaceX's Dragon vehicle this weekend, only to find out minutes later that the rocket, then out of their sights, had exploded in mid-air and was a total loss. Keagan Cross, 14, worked on an…

    ABC News
  • Thailand's first MERS case declared free of deadly virus

    An Omani man who became Thailand's first case of Middle East Respiratory Sydnrome (MERS) has been declared free of the deadly virus, Thailand's health ministry said on Monday. The 75-year-old man, who had traveled to Bangkok for treatment for a heart condition and was then diagnosed with the virus,…

    Reuters
  • Now We Know How Many Craters Earth Has

    Have scientists found all of Earth's impact craters? A surprising new study suggests that, indeed, that's the case -- at least for the big ones.The study, conducted at the University of Freiburg in Germany, shows that our planet has 128 impact craters bigger than six kilometers in diameter. That…

    Huffington Post
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    Apple Officially Launches Music Streaming Service

    Apple announces its streaming music service, Apple Music.

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  • On topic: Tech news to know now

    Here’s what’s going on in tech. Supreme Court declines to hear Google appeal in Oracle battle. A court had ruled that Oracle can charge license fees for Java. SpaceX rocket

    San Jose Mercury News
  • Elon Musk's Latest Investment Goes Up in Smoke

    It was a bad day for Elon Musk, whose space taxi vision exploded along with the SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket Sunday.

    TheStreet.com
  • See Venus and Jupiter Dance Together Tonight

    From your outstretched hand, your clenched fist is equal to roughly 10 degrees, so at the beginning of June, Venus and Jupiter appeared about "two fists" apart. Conjunctions between Venus and Jupiter are far from rare events. For this to happen, Venus must be close to inferior conjunction (when…

    SPACE.com
  • High Schoolers' Experiment Lost Again In Rocket Explosion

    Three high school students were going to get the science lesson of a lifetime by flying their experiment in space.Instead they got a life lesson about loss, but more importantly about determination, as they watched their experiment get wiped out for the second straight time by a rocket failure on…

    Huffington Post
  • A View From Space So Clear You Can See the Cars Moving

    Neil Armstrong was still nearly a decade from setting foot on the moon. It’s unlikely, then, that Updike could have imagined Fenway the way we can see it today—in high definition, but from a great distance. You can see the cars on Storrow Drive! (And even more clearly on I-90.) You can see the…

    The Atlantic
  • SpaceX postpones next Falcon 9 launch following explosion

    The next Falcon 9 rocket launch on SpaceX's schedule has been postponed, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. The launch was supposed to deliver NOAA's Jason-3 Earth observation satellite to orbit, and was scheduled for August 9th. The announcement comes little more…

    The Verge
  • Sylvester the lion's big adventure ends with a helicopter ride in South African mountains

    JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - "Sylvester" the lion's fight for freedom and sheep through South Africa's arid Karoo region ended a mile-high in the mountains and with a dart knocking him out, South African National Parks (SANParks) said on Tuesday. The big cat escaped from the Karoo National Park three…

    Reuters
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    NASA calls SpaceX explosion important loss

    CNBC's Jane Wells reports on the first failed launch of a SpaceX rocket mission.

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  • China announces climate target for Paris deal

    PARIS (AP) — China on Tuesday announced its contribution to a global climate pact that's supposed to be adopted this year in Paris, pledging to reduce the intensity of its carbon emissions and to halt their growth by 2030.

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  • The leap second: Why today will be exactly one second longer than usual

    Just before 8 pm ET, the world's official timekeepers will add a leap second in order to keep our clocks in sync with Earth's rotation. "Lots of people think the Earth's rotation is a simple, 24-hour thing," Steve Allen of the University of California's Lick Observatory told me for an article last…

    Vox.com