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WATCH LIVE: Partial solar eclipse starts in RVA at 5:55 tonight!

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Maybe your mother told you it’s not polite to stare.

It’s not safe either, NASA says, if you’re looking at Thursday’s partial solar eclipse. 253 more words

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FIND the FISH !

Talk about good camouflage. NPS divers took this scorpionfish (Scorpaenopsis oxycephala) photo on recent marine fish and benthic monitoring surveys in the waters of… 26 more words

Science

Connected to the Universe - Quote (66)

“I have long thought that anyone who does not regularly – or ever – gaze up and see the wonder and glory of a dark night sky filled with countless stars loses a sense of their fundamental connectedness to the universe.” — Brian Greene

Writing

STORM

The Nobel Prize for chemistry in 2014 was awarded to the scientists who developed stochastic optical reconstruction microscopy, or STORM for short. But what does all of that even mean? 289 more words

Chemistry

Surprise: it can snow on Venus! (But it's made of metal.)

Our neighboring planet Venus is pretty badass. Sulfuric acid-laden clouds, crushing atmospheric pressure, and broiling surface temperatures soaring to nearly 900 degrees Fahrenheit (480 degrees Celsius) make Earth’s “sister” world quite the alien horror show. 67 more words

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