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A pedestrian walks by a mobile home that shifted off of its foundation at a mobile home park following a reported 6.0 earthquake on August 24, 2014 in Napa. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Lawrence Livermore Lab Seismologists To Run Simulation Of Napa Earthquake Using Supercomputers

Seismologists at the Lawrence Livermore Lab will use their supercomputers to simulate detailed ground motion from last month’s earthquake in Napa.

09/09/2014

LONDON, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 12:  Professor Peter Higgs stands in front of a photograph of the Large Hadron Collider at the  Science Museum's 'Collider' exhibition on November 12, 2013 in London, England. At the exhibition, which opens to the public on November 13, 2013  visitors will see a theatre, video and sound art installation and artefacts from the Large Hadron Collider, providing a behind-the-scenes look at the CERN particle physics laboratory in Geneva. It touches on the discovery of the Higgs boson, or God particle, the realisation of scientist Peter Higgs theory.  (Photo by Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images)

Stephen Hawking: ‘God Particle’ Could Destroy Universe, If Higgs Boson Research Ever Got Big Enough

Renowned physicist Stephen Hawking believes the recently discovered Higgs boson, also known as the “God particle,” has the potential to unravel the universe, at least theoretically, as he writes in the forward of a new book on space travel.

09/08/2014

NASA Ames Research Center in Mountain View (NASA)

First Public Tours Of NASA Ames In Nearly 2 Decades, Tickets Available

For the first time in 17 years, NASA Ames Research Center will open its normally well-secured gates to the public, allowing behind the scenes tours of the wind tunnels, laboratories, and even a simulated Martian landscape.

09/02/2014

The San Andreas Fault Observatory at Depth project monitors for shaking on the San Andreas Fault (USGS)

Earthquake Lab Along San Andreas Fault May Shut Down Due To Lack Of Funding

A high-tech earthquake laboratory in the Central Valley, that has been studying the San Andreas Fault, is in danger of shutting down as funding has dried up for the unique lab in Parkfield.

09/01/2014

California Earthquake generic

Scientists, Politicians To Meet At UC Berkeley To Discuss Early Earthquake Warning System

Scientists and politicians planned to meet at UC Berkeley next week for a summit on developing an early earthquake warning system.

08/31/2014

PLOS One Journal:
The GPS unit with its battery pack is inserted into a cavity bored into the top of the rock. The GPS continuously logs its position after a switch is triggered by the stone moving away from a magnet set in the playa. The surface of the playa is frozen in this image, but the ice had melted or was floating when the trail formed. (Image by Mike Hartmann.
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Caught On Camera: Mystery Of Death Valley’s ‘Sailing Rocks’ Solved, Mother Nature Is A Fan Of Curling

Using GPS-fitted boulders in the flat, parched desert of Death Valley, and tying in the data to a weather station, researchers with the Scripps Institution of Oceanography in San Diego have confirmed that rocks weighing hundreds of pounds are pushed along on a thin sheet of ice by light winds, in a sort of natural display of truly Olympic “curling.”

08/29/2014

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STEM Education & Why President Obama Has Made It An Educational Priority

Innovation drives the U.S. economy, and employees with science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) skills have become a hot commodity in post-recession America.

08/27/2014

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You May Soon Be Able To Charge Your Phone Using A Tattoo

A tattoo developed by researchers at University of California, San Diego and presented this week at a major conference in San Francisco may just be the phone charger of the future.

08/14/2014

(CBS SF)

Calif. Congresswoman Jackie Speier Blasts Science Magazine For ‘Lurid, Sexualized’ Cover Of Transgender Women

Science Magazine is at the helm of a social and political firestorm this month following a cover image used for the July 11 issue which depicts two transgender sex workers with their heads cropped out.

07/28/2014

The NASA Spitzer Space Telescope (Photo credit should read HO/AFP/Getty Images)

StarDate 7/25/2014: Logging Star Clusters In Sagittarius

One of the first items on almost any amateur astronomer’s “to-do” list is completing the Messier marathon — looking at all 110 objects cataloged by Charles Messier. Messier himself began the first marathon 250 years ago.

07/25/2014

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