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Stunning new cloud type discovered?

Stunning new cloud type discovered? Do you still remember all the different types of clouds? Well, there’s another category of clouds on the horizon, and these turbulent seas in the sky could be examples of the first official new cloud type since 1951. Gavin Pretor-Pinney, founder of the Cloud Appreciation Society, said he began getting photographs of “dramatic” and “weird” …

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Basking shark’s secret hideout finally discovered

Basking shark’s secret hideout finally discovered After decades of searching, scientists have finally discovered where basking sharks—the world’s second largest fish— go in the wintertime. According to experts, these gigantic creatures, which grow up to 35 feet long, make vast migrations to deep, warm-water hideouts. They swim all the way from New England to the Bahamas and across the equator …

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Obama Administration : Global warming effects are everywhere

Obama Administration : Global warming effects are everywhere In a 196-page report filed by the Obama Administration  on Tuesday, it was detailed that global warming is bigger and badder than ever before. The report says that global warming effects are literally everywhere, with symptoms in every aspect of the environment and social space, and a solid, steady degree of worsening …

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Expedition uncovers glass frog, ‘E.T.-like’ salamander

Expedition uncovers glass frog, ‘E.T.-like’ salamander An expedition to an isolated mountain region of southeastern Ecuador  claims that it has discovered several new species, including a bug-eyed salamander that bears a resemblance to movie character E.T. The expedition, conducted by Conservation International, also found a species of transparent frog (glass frog) called Nymphagus chancas during a trip to Nangaritza. The …

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NASA launches lunar mission

NASA launches lunar mission NASA launched its first moon shot in a decade Thursday, sending up two lunar spacecrafts atop an Atlas V rocket. The LRO  (Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter) and a crater observation spacecraft are unmanned scouts designed to lay the first groundwork for the space agency’s proposed 2020 return of astronauts to the moon. NASA described the liftoff as …

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Space shuttle Endeavour to launch

Space shuttle Endeavour to launch Space shuttle Endeavour is ready to launch today, Sunday, July 12. The Endevour launch was delayed after an electrical storm hit near it’s perch atop launch pad at Kennedy Space Center on Friday, reports space.com. According to NASA, ground crews found no signs of damage from a lightning strike and completed all the necessary check …

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Space shuttle Discovery blasts off to ISS

Space shuttle Discovery blasts off to ISS Space shuttle Discovery lifted off just before midnight Friday from the Kennedy Space Center on Florida’s Atlantic coast, carrying nearly 8,000 kilograms of equipment for the International Space Station. The mission had been postponed three times: once due to unfavorable weather conditions, once for a malfunctioning valve sensor and then to check data …

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New species of glow-in-the-dark mushrooms found

New species of glow-in-the-dark mushrooms found Biologists have discovered seven new glow-in-the-dark mushroom species, bringing the total number of bioluminescent fungi to 71. Professor Dennis Desjardin and colleagues from the San Francisco State University discovered the shrooms in Belize, Brazil, Dominican Republic, Jamaica, Japan, Malaysia and Puerto Rico. They may not have any psychoactive properties, but these fungi are psychedelic …

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