Halloween and the science behind fear.
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The Science Behind Fear

Boo! Did I scare you? I’m willing to bet not. Halloween has passed, and while the surge of scary movies and creepy décor is laid to rest, sources of fear remain present throughout the year. While I certainly wouldn’t want to be thrown into Sleepy Hollow, I, like many, find …

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Milky way, night sky panoramic photo.
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The Cosmic Forecast for November

During the month of November, the night sky is predicted to have a beautiful and expansive display of planets, constellations, and meteor showers. With Jupiter, Mars, Saturn, and Venus lighting up the sky early in the month, along with the Virgo and Leo constellations and the Leonid meteors flashing by …

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Giant Sequoia trees
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The California Drought is Killing Giant Sequoias

The years of Californian drought have begun to take their toll on the trees within Sequoia National Park. Despite being the oldest living things on Earth, many mature Giant Sequoias show signs of browning leaves. With this in mind, biologist Amber Ambrose and his team travel to the Sequoia National …

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Philae lander on comet 67P
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Rosetta, Philae, and the Comet

Back in 2004, scientists from the European Space Agency sent out a satellite to observe the comet 67P, also known as Churyumov-Gerasimenko. Comet 67P is distinctly recognizable by its dual-lobed shape, similar to a massive rubber ducky. This has intrigued scientists because they wonder if the shape is the result …

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