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Giant, Puppy-Sized ‘Goliath Birdeater’ Spider Found in South America

Oct 21, 2014
Giant, Puppy-Sized ‘Goliath Birdeater’ Spider Found in South America

An entomologist was out walking in the Guyana Forest in South America recently when he made a frightening find: a giant spider that was roughly the size of a puppy. The tarantula is known as the South American Goliath Birdeater, according to Piotr Naskrecki, who took the photos. The story went viral after photos...

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Comet Siding Spring Comes Too Close For NASA’s Comfort

Oct 17, 2014
Comet Siding Spring Comes Too Close For NASA’s Comfort

NASA scientist Dr. Michelle Thaller from the Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt Maryland talks with FOX40 meteorologist Darren Peck about Comet Sliding Spring’s close approach to Mars. Scientists are taking steps to protect probes in orbit around the Red Planet to make sure they aren’t damaged by trail of debris.

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Add Your Pictures: Lunar Eclipse and Blood Moon

Oct 8, 2014
Add Your Pictures: Lunar Eclipse and Blood Moon

Did you see it? The blood moon was back for a sequel. FOX40 wants to see your pictures! Upload them below. People throughout California had a front-row seat for the show: a lunar eclipse that made the moon look a burnt reddish-orange. The”blood moon,” as it’s called, was the second of the year. The full...

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Harvard Hosts Debate over Pluto’s ‘Planethood’

Oct 2, 2014
Harvard Hosts Debate over Pluto’s ‘Planethood’

CAMBRIDGE, Massachusetts (CNN)- Poor Pluto. Is it or isn’t it a planet? Ever since astronomer Clyde Tombaugh at the Lowell Observatory in Flagstaff, Arizona, discovered it on February 18, 1930, we’ve believed that we live in a solar system with nine planets. Then, along came the International Astronomical Union, the group that gets to...

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“Pileus” Cloud Captured Above King Fire

Sep 18, 2014
“Pileus” Cloud Captured Above King Fire

Darren explains the impressive cloud caused by the King Fire.

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Photos: America Will be Sending Astronauts to Space Again

Sep 16, 2014
Photos: America Will be Sending Astronauts to Space Again

NEW YORK (CNN) - Boeing and SpaceX will be awarded NASA contracts to transport astronauts to and from the international space station, CNN has learned. The space agency will hold a news conference at Kennedy Space Center in Florida at 4 p.m. ET to discuss “the return of human spaceflight launches to the United...

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the science behind happy

the science behind happy

If you’ve ever been in interested in taking a MOOC (Massive Online Open Course), but have been turned away by the intensity of some of the subjects and coursework, I may have found one you might be interested. EdX is offering a course this fall semester on “The Science of Happiness” from professors at...

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Of Fingernails And Faults

Aug 25, 2014
Of Fingernails And Faults

Darren Peck shows us the most updated info on how much the West Napa Fault Moved on Sunday

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Weird Science: A Conjunction in the Night Sky

Aug 19, 2014
Weird Science: A Conjunction in the Night Sky

Two bright orbs are floating in the night sky this week; they are the planets Venus and Jupiter and Meteorologist Darren Peck says their proximity is rare

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NASA Wants Your Help Identifying Night Photos of Earth

Aug 17, 2014
NASA Wants Your Help Identifying Night Photos of Earth

OUTER SPACE—

NASA wants you to help them categorize hundreds of thousands of night photos on Earth.

All you have to do is go to their online collection and help identify which cities and towns different clusters of light are …


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