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Why Is Record Cold and Epic Snow Hitting U.S. So Early?

National Geographic - 8 min 52 sec ago
Unusually early winter weather stems from jet stream and Asian typhoon.
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Sister Secret Agents in World War II Fought Alongside Men

National Geographic - 8 min 52 sec ago
As secret agents in World War II, British women fought alongside men, practicing the black arts of sabotage and silent killing.
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Rise in Weight Linked to Cognitive Decline in Older Adults

National Geographic - 8 min 52 sec ago
New research links obesity in older adults to shrinkage of the brain's memory-forming hippocampus—an indicator of cognitive decline.
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Stunning NASA Visualization Reveals Secret Swirlings of Carbon Dioxide

National Geographic - 8 min 52 sec ago
A NASA simulation reveals the secret swirlings of the main culprit in climate change.
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Doctor's Death Stirs Quest for Faster, Better Ebola Tests

National Geographic - 8 min 52 sec ago
The recent death of a doctor in Nebraska after a false-negative test result shows the need for earlier detection.
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Should U.S. Government Kill Thousands of Birds to Save Salmon?

National Geographic - 8 min 52 sec ago
In Oregon, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers proposes to shoot 16,000 cormorants that prey on steelhead and salmon in the Columbia River.
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6 Questions About What's Next for Keystone XL as U.S. Senate Votes

National Geographic - 8 min 52 sec ago
Whatever Congress does, the proposed pipeline faces obstacles.
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67P and the sounds of the universe

The Guardian - 11 min ago

Listen to the strange music of the spheres with recordings gathered by spacecraft – and encounter the terrifying power of the cosmos

Space. The final frontier. And so are the sounds it makes. Yes, yes I know: there are no actual “sounds” in the spectrum of human hearing in the firmament, but we can “hear” what’s out there when the electromagnetic waves of celestial bodies like stars, moons, comets and planets are brought into the range of human hearing – and the results are truly extraordinary.

Thanks to Cassini, Voyager and Rosetta, we can encounter the music of the spheres as a physical, sonic phenomenon rather than only as an abstract philosophical concept: and the range of sub-super and hypersonic energies in space is jaw-dropping in its range, its strangeness, and even its flat-out terror. Listen to Saturn, the Sun and Miranda, one of the moons of Uranus in Nasa’s recordings to hear that implacable awesomeness.

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Report: Apple will bake Beats subscription music service into iOS

Wild Music in the News - 23 min 48 sec ago

Apple is planning to embed the Beats subscription music service into iOS next year, reports the Financial Times. Apple has been skeptical of the streaming music business until now, but Beats might be a boon for iTunes customers.

Working life extensions for ESA’s science missions

ESA - 24 min 8 sec ago
Continuing operations of ten space science missions have been extended by ESA’s Science Programme Committee (SPC).
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The riddle of the missing stars - Hubble observations cast further doubt on how globular clusters formed [heic1425]

ESA - 24 min 8 sec ago
Thanks to the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope, some of the most mysterious cosmic residents have just become even more puzzling. New observations of globular clusters in a small galaxy show they are very similar to those found in the Milky Way, and so must have formed in a similar way. One of the leading theories on how these clusters form predicts that globular clusters should only be found nestled in among large quantities of old stars. But these old stars, though rife in the Milky Way, are not present in this small galaxy, and so, the mystery deepens.
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Rosetta continues into its full science phase

ESA - 24 min 8 sec ago
With the Philae lander's mission complete, Rosetta will now continue its own extraordinary exploration, orbiting Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko during the coming year as the enigmatic body arcs ever closer to our Sun.
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OSIRIS spots Philae drifting across the comet

ESA - 24 min 8 sec ago
These incredible images show the breathtaking journey of Rosetta's Philae lander as it approached and then rebounded from its first touchdown on Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko on 12 November 2014.
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Pioneering Philae completes main mission before hibernation

ESA - 24 min 8 sec ago
Rosetta's lander has completed its primary science mission after nearly 57 hours on Comet 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko.
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Announcement of Opportunity for membership in the CHEOPS Science Team

ESA - 24 min 8 sec ago
The Characterising ExOPlanet Satellite (CHEOPS) is a small mission in the ESA Science Programme. Proposals are solicited for membership in the CHEOPS Science Team. Scientists from institutions located in ESA Member States are invited to apply. The deadline for receipt of applications is 22 October 2014 (12:00 noon CEST).The deadline for receipt of applications in response to this AO has passed.
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Call for a Medium-size mission opportunity in ESA's Science Programme for a launch in 2025 (M4)

ESA - 24 min 8 sec ago
Through this Call for Missions the Director of Science and Robotic Exploration solicits from the broad scientific community proposals for the competitive selection of mission concepts to be candidate for the implementation of a medium-size, or M-class, mission (M4) for launch in 2025.
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Rosetta instruments ready for action

ESA - 24 min 8 sec ago
It's official, Rosetta instruments are ready for action! The Rosetta team had a commissioning 'close out' review on 13 May where each of the orbiter and lander instruments were given a formal 'go' for routine science operations.
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No. 266 - Continuation of quadrature operations, temporary star tracker outage, start of the sixteenth occultation season, and entire thirteenth Atmospheric Drag Experiment Campaign

ESA - 24 min 8 sec ago
Report for the period 13 October to 9 November 2013This reporting period covers four weeks of Venus Express operations. It includes the continuation of quadrature operations, a temporary star tracker outage, start of the sixteenth occultation season, continuation of the first sulphur dioxide campaign, and the entire thirteenth Atmospheric Drag Experiment Campaign.
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No. 265 - End of the twenty-fifth eclipse season, continuation of the first sulphur dioxide campaign, start of quadrature operations

ESA - 24 min 8 sec ago
Report for the period 15 September to 12 October 2013.This reporting period covers four weeks of Venus Express operations. It includes the end of the twenty-fifth eclipse season, continuation of the first sulphur dioxide campaign, and the start of quadrature operations.
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Herschel Status Report - June 2013

ESA - 24 min 8 sec ago
Report for period 3 June to 1 July 2013 On 17 June 2013 Herschel operations were concluded, following the last manoeuvre to deplete the spacecraft's fuel and the final passivation of the spacecraft. Herschel has been switched off and is in its final heliocentric orbit. The mission is now in its post-operations phase.
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