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Hurricane Ophelia causes rare red sun phenomenon
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Hurricane Ophelia causes rare red sun phenomenon

October 16th, 2017 | by Contributor
Colin Cradock took a photo of a red sun in Oldland Common in South Gloucestershire. Colin Cradock There was an eerie red glow hovering over England on Monday as the sun turned blood red while the remnants of Hurricane...
Scott Kelly talks about year in space, new book
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Scott Kelly talks about year in space, new book

October 16th, 2017 | by Contributor
NEW YORK — Veteran NASA astronaut Scott Kelly embarked on a historic mission in 2015 — he blasted into orbit to begin his record-setting, 340-day mission to help study the effects of long-term space flight on the...
“Tarantino does Happy Feet”: Mass die-off of Antarctic penguin chicks
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“Tarantino does Happy Feet”: Mass die-off of Antarctic penguin chicks

October 16th, 2017 | by Contributor
BERLIN — Almost the entire cohort of chicks from an Adelie penguin colony in the eastern Antarctic was wiped out by starvation last summer in what scientists say is only the second such incident in over 40 years....
Colliding neutron stars detected for first time
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Colliding neutron stars detected for first time

October 16th, 2017 | by Contributor
On Aug. 17, gravity waves rippled through the solar system, slightly squeezing and stretching the space Earth occupies, the result of a catastrophic collision of two ultra-dense neutron stars in a galaxy 130 million light years...
Bug puts Wi-Fi devices at risk of being hijacked
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Bug puts Wi-Fi devices at risk of being hijacked

October 16th, 2017 | by Contributor
A security protocol at the heart of most modern Wi-Fi devices, including computers, phones, and routers, has been broken, putting almost every wireless-enabled device at risk of attack. The bug, known as “KRACK” for...
Breaking the sound barrier, quietly
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Breaking the sound barrier, quietly

October 16th, 2017 | by Contributor
October 16, 2017, 7:39 AM| Seventy years after Chuck Yeager became the first pilot to fly faster than the speed of sound, NASA engineers are working to bring supersonic travel back to commercial aviation, with quieter sonic...