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April Was Earth’s 400th Straight Warmer-Than-Average Month

It was December 1984, and President Ronald Reagan had just been elected to his second term, Dynasty was the top show on TV and Madonna's Like a Virgin topped the musical charts. It was also the last time the Earth... Continue Reading →

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Rare Farnese Blue Diamond Sells for $6.7 Million

The Farnese Blue diamond, which was passed down through European royal families for 300 years, sold at auction in Geneva on Tuesday for 6.7 million Swiss francs ($6.7 million), beating auctioneers Sotheby’s estimate of 3.5-5.0 million. The 6.16 carat, dark... Continue Reading →

Scientists Have Transferred Memories from One Group of Snails to Another

According a new study published in the online journal eNeuro, scientists at the University of California Los Angeles have transferred "memories" from one group of sea snails to another. For the study, researchers applied a series of mild electric shocks... Continue Reading →

Caged Tiger at Miami High School’s Prom Sparks Outrage

Many people were left angry after a Miami high school featured a live caged tiger at its jungle-themed prom. Videos posted to social media of the prom at Christopher Columbus High School show flame throwers dancing around the room as... Continue Reading →

Scientists Find New Evidence for Water Plumes on Jupiter’s Moon Europa

Scientists have found new evidence of water plumes existing on Jupiter's moon Europa. The new evidence was presented Monday and gave new hope to those looking to search the moon for signs of extraterrestrial life. Europa has long been thought... Continue Reading →

San Diego’s Surf Glows Electric Blue at Night as Red Tide Develops

A red tide that developed off the coast of San Diego has created a rare but beautiful sight for the night. The algae bloom, more commonly known as red tide, is caused by bioluminescent phytoplankton or dinoflagellates that light up when... Continue Reading →

NASA’s First Robotic Lander Designed to Study Mars’ Interior Launches From California

An Atlas 5 rocket carrying NASA's first robotic lander designed for studying and exploring the deep interior of Mars launches from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California. The Mars InSight probe lifted off into orbit at 4:05 a.m. PDT. The... Continue Reading →

NASA Launches InSight Spacecraft to Mars to Dig Down Deep

A robotic geologist armed with a hammer and quake monitor rocketed toward Mars on Saturday, aiming to land on the red planet and explore its mysterious insides. In a twist, NASA launched the Mars InSight lander from California rather than... Continue Reading →

WATCH: Siberian Tiger Gives Birth to Quintuplets at Park in Northeast China

An 11-year-old Siberian tiger gave birth to quintuplets at the Hengdaohezi Feline Breeding Center in Hailin City, Heilongjiang Province, China. The mother, also known as a Manchurian or Amur tiger, gave birth to three females and two males. Right now,... Continue Reading →

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