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Everything We’ve Learned About Space Since You Were In School

There are always new discoveries in space exploration. What we know about space today is leaps and bounds beyond what you might have learned in school. Space facts from your youth may no longer be accurate or could just be a small part of a bigger story. New research has completely upended several of the most basic ideas: it …

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They Blinded Us with Science

20 Films Neil deGrasse Tyson Loves (or Really Hates)

You’ve heard of America’s sweetheart and America’s pastime. Neil deGrasse Tyson is America’s astrophysicist. We love him not only because he is able to explain the most complicated matters of science in terms that the layman can easily understand, but he does so in a way that he is not speaking down to us. Tyson …

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The history of Comet Halley

Halley’s Comet is one of the great celestial phenomenons that people actually get the chance to experience in their lifetime. The comet has been flying by the Earth for thousands of years, and during that time it’s taken on a kind of supernatural mystique. Many people believe the appearance of the comet is a portent of things to come, …

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Earth's Big Five Mass Extinction Events

Earth’s Big Five Mass Extinction Events

In honor of the discovery of particles found in Permian rocks that might have clues to the cause of the Permian die-off, I’m listing our planet’s five biggest extinction events according to the fossil record. There have been a few large-scale extinction events and major extinctions in the history of our planet, but these 5 …

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Shark Attack Myths and Facts... Debunked!

Shark Attack Myths and Facts… Debunked!

A string of shark attacks in North Carolina has the great sea animals back in the news – and with them, common shark myths and shark urban legends. Individual shark attacks tend to make the news because they tap into our ancient fear of being attacked by an uncontrollable beast, and because they’re rare enough to be …

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The Scariest Types of Dinosaurs Ever to Walk the Earth

In all fairness to dinosaurs, there is nothing to fear from them. They are all dead. Unless you count the birds they have evolved into, you simply aren’t going to have a run-in with a T-Rex unless it’s at a museum. That being said, there are hundreds of species of dinosaur that are absolutely terrifying in …

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Pictures of Earth from Space

The 30 Most Breathtaking Pictures of Earth from Space

If ever you want a surefire way to calm your nerves on those days when life’s problems seem all-encompassing, wait until nighttime rolls around and head outside for a nice peek up at the stars. When’s the last time you were disappointed by looking at the sky? Or by looking at pictures of the earth …

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Brightest Stars in the Sky

The 21 Brightest Stars in the Sky

Determined by Apparent Magnitude, these are the 21 brightest stars in the sky from brightest to … less bright. Magnitude measures brightness as seen from inside Earth’s atmosphere… not necessarily size or importance. Which stars are the brightest? Planets may be the brightest *things* in the sky, but they don’t count as stars. The white and …

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