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  • 2011
  • Apr
  • 30

A Delicacy on Chinatown Plates, but a Killer in Water


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Nancy made us aware of a fresh treatise posted over at The New York Times. A selection follows:

Officials this week arrested a Brooklyn vendor suspected of importing the illegal snakehead fish, a rapidly reproducing predator with such a voracious appetite it can wipe out entire schools of fish and destroy an ecosystem.



  • 2011
  • Apr
  • 28

Unable to open RSS Feed http://science.nasa.gov/rss.xml with error HTTP ERROR: 301, exiting


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Jason contributes a notable discourse posted over at ScienceNews. Here’s a taste:

An orchid uses its moldy looks to draw flies, plus snake fights and beelining whales in this week’s news

  • 2011
  • Apr
  • 28

The shuttle program counts down ’til the end


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An Anonymous Reader submitted this noteworthy submission posted over at Scientific American. A passage reads:

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER–If I’d jumped, I could have touched the belly of the Discovery. Of course, I would have then been escorted unceremoniously from the Orbiter Processing Facility. But I was that close. What a strange mix of thrill and melancholy it was to see those heat-shield tiles, the swoop of the delta wing, and the snub nose wrapped in black. This was the spacecraft that launched the Hubble Space Telescope and made its last trip into space in February. Next year it’ll be off to the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum , just sitting back trying to recapture a little of the glory of. [More]



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  • 2011
  • Apr
  • 27

Where In The Universe Challenge #146


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An Anonymous Reader contributes this treatise highlighted on Universe Today. An excerpt follows:

Here’s this week’s image for the Where In The Universe Challenge, to test your visual knowledge of the cosmos. You know what to do: take a look at this image and see if you can determine where in the universe this image is from; give yourself extra points if you can name the spacecraft/telescope responsible […]