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Solutions to HIV examined through graduate work

Nov 22, 2014

Research for making a specific chemical bond to fill a space to prevent HIV from attaching itself to cells was revealed at an HIV seminar in Sequoia Hall at Sacramento State.

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Your Chance of Being Struck by Lightning is Increasing, Says UC Berkeley Study

Nov 14, 2014
Your Chance of Being Struck by Lightning is Increasing, Says UC Berkeley Study

BERKELEY (CNN)- Thanks to climate change, you’ll be more likely to get struck by lightning as the years pass, scientists say. Make that 50% more likely for those who are around at the end of the century. “With warming, thunderstorms become more explosive,” says University of California Berkeley climate scientist David Romps. He and...

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Pictures from a Comet; Philae Probe Sends Back Photos

Nov 13, 2014
Pictures from a Comet; Philae Probe Sends Back Photos

DARMSTADT, Germany (CNN)- Scientists who pulled off a huge achievement in space exploration showed numerous black-and-white images Thursday of where they think the Philae probe landed on a comet 310 million miles from Earth. Many at the European Space Agency have gone without sleep in the last few days, nervously anticipating whether Philae’s difficult...

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Rocket Explosion: What Does it Mean for the Private Space Industry?

Oct 29, 2014
Rocket Explosion: What Does it Mean for the Private Space Industry?

(CNN)- Orbital Sciences, which built the Antares rocket that exploded in a massive fireball Tuesday, described the explosion as a “catastrophic failure.” It certainly looked like it. Will this failure also be a setback for the burgeoning private space industry? The unmanned rocket was carrying a Cygnus cargo spacecraft loaded with more than 5,000...

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Solar Eclipse Visible Thursday Afternoon

Oct 23, 2014
Solar Eclipse Visible Thursday Afternoon

(CNN)- The cosmos will cast an afternoon delight over the country on Thursday with a partial solar eclipse. The moon will clip the sun, making it look like a fingernail as it sets in the west for most of the country and Canada. The show will reach its height at 5:45 p.m. ET, NASA...

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45,000-year-old Bone Suggests Timeline when Humans Mated with Neanderthals

Oct 23, 2014
45,000-year-old Bone Suggests Timeline when Humans Mated with Neanderthals

RUSSIA (CNN)- DNA from a 45,000-year-old leg bone is giving scientists a better idea of when modern humans first started mating with Neanderthals. The thigh bone was found six years ago on the banks of the Irtysh River in Siberia by Nikolai Peristov, a Russian artist who carves jewelry from ancient mammoth tusks, according...

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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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