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3.69-Carat Diamond Found At Arkansas’s Crater Of Diamonds

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A Sharp County woman is the latest to make a big diamond find at the Crater of Diamonds State Park.  Susie Clark, of Evening Shade, was digging near the South Washing Pavilion of the park’s 37 ½-acre search field on ...

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Quadruple Rainbow Beamed In Glen Cove

Image via Twitter user @ amanda_curtis

 quadruple rainbow.

Beautiful, yes. A quadruple rainbow, not exactly. According to Raymond Lee, a research professor at the U.S. Naval Academy, what we’re really looking here are “sunlight-reflection” rainbows. “These rainbows can form when sunlight is reflected from a water surface behind ...

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Man Holds Patent That Could Destroy Monsanto & Change The World

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If there’s anything you read – or share – let this be it. The content of this article has potential to radically shift the world in a variety of positive ways. And as Monsanto would love for this article to not go ...

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1,000 Mile Long Mystery Blob Of Warm Water Causing Droughts On West Coast

1000 Mile Blob Mystery Warm Water West Coast

Seattle, Washington – Just off the West Coast of the United States lies a 1,000 mile long blob of mysteriously warm water. The phenomenon is suspected of contributing to bizarre weather patterns that have showered parts of the US with ...

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Tiny Blackpoll Warbler Travels 1700 Miles Across The Ocean

Blackpoll Warbler / Wikipedia

The Blackpoll Warbler, a tiny song bird that remains in northern North America in summer season has been tracked along a 1,700 mile journey across the ocean.  Tiny Blackpoll Warbler Travels 1700 Miles Across The Ocean. The long journey starts from ...

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Supernova Reveals Origins of Cosmic Dust

Rising from a sea of dust and gas like a giant sea horse, the Horsehead Nebula, located in the constellation of Orion, is a cold, dark cloud of gas and dust. The bright area at the top left-hand edge is a young star still embedded in its nursery of gas and dust. Radiation from this hot star is eroding its gaseous birthplace. A massive star located outside Hubble's view is sculpting the top of the Horsehead itself in a similar way.

Rising from a sea of dust and gas like a giant seahorse, the Horsehead nebula is one of the most photographed objects in the sky. NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope took a close-up look at this heavenly icon, revealing the cloud's intricate structure. This detailed view of the horse's head is being released to celebrate the orbiting observatory's eleventh anniversary. Produced by the Hubble Heritage Project, this picture is a testament to the Horsehead's popularity. Internet voters selected this object for the orbiting telescope to view.

The Horsehead, also known as Barnard 33, is a cold, dark cloud of gas and dust, silhouetted against the bright nebula, IC 434. The bright area at the top left edge is a young star still embedded in its nursery of gas and dust. But radiation from this hot star is eroding the stellar nursery. The top of the nebula also is being sculpted by radiation from a massive star located out of Hubble's field of view.

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NASA, NOAO, ESA and The Hubble Heritage Team STScI/AURA)

Cosmic dust is crucial to the birth of stars and rocky planets, and provides the elemental ingredients for life. But its origin is obscure. Many astrophysicists think that dust is forged during the explosive supernova deaths of massive, short-lived stars, ...

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Catalina Island Fox Recovers From Endangered Species List Since 1999

Catalina Island Foxes Bounce Back From Endangerment Since 1999

Catalina Island, California – Unlike what you might think, the population of Catalina Island Foxes was not nearly wiped out by humans. In fact, it was an epidemic of Canine Distemper on the tiny island chain that nearly caused the ...

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