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First Solar Eclipse of 2014!

The first solar eclipse of 2014 will occur in conjunction with the new moon on Tuesday, April 29 at 2:14 a.m. EDT. The event will mainly be visible from parts of Australia and Antarctica, but fear not! Those of us in other parts of the world can still catch all the action via Slooh's live webcast; …

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Strolling Through The State Botanical Garden of Georgia

"One is nearer God's heart in a garden Than anywhere else on earth." -Dorothy Frances Gurney

Coldest Known Brown Dwarf Star Discovered Near Our Sun

A Penn State University astronomer, Kevin Luhman, has discovered a brown dwarf star that appears to be the coldest of its kind--as cold as the North Pole--using NASA's Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer (WISE) and Spitzer Space Telescopes. The newfound star, named WISE  JO85510.83-071442.5, is only 7.2 light years away, making it the fourth closest system …

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Happy Birthday, Hubble! Happy International Dark Skies Week!

https://twitter.com/EpicCosmos/status/459408385423585280 https://twitter.com/EpicCosmos/status/459386007129841664 https://twitter.com/EpicCosmos/status/459383094445744128 https://twitter.com/EpicCosmos/status/459381848087334912 https://twitter.com/EpicCosmos/status/459378842751098881 https://twitter.com/EpicCosmos/status/459379556780998656 https://twitter.com/EpicCosmos/status/459380510985183232 https://twitter.com/EpicCosmos/status/459410703305031680 If you're running on Chrome browser, check out Google's latest Experiment project - it visualizes the precise location of at least 100,000 stars in our Milky Way galaxy, using various imagery and data pulled from NASA and the European Space Agency (ESA). For a frame of reference, …

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RNAi Therapies as Possible Cure for TTR Amyloidosis and Other Diseases

TTR amyloidosis is a rare hereditary disease characterized by abnormal production of a protein called transthyretin, or TTR, which is responsible for shuttling the thyroid hormone thyroxine (T4) and retinol (an animal form of vitamin A) around the body. Hence, the name transthyretin: transports thyroxine and retinol. The defective version of the protein is unable to perform …

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Happy Earth Day 2014!

April 22nd marks Earth Day, the annual U.N.-sponsored event to celebrate our planet and raise awareness of the impact that human activity has on our environment. TheWorldPost looks into some of Earth's natural wonders that face the possibility of destruction. Additionally, the Huffington Post has captured the incredible diversity of Earth's biomes landscapes in a …

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