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While burning from the friction with Earth's thin air, the supersonic flying space rock exploded 12 to 15 miles above Chelyabinsk. (Image:  Alex Alishevskikh  via   flickr  /  CC BY-SA 2.5)

Why Meteoroids Explode Before They Reach Earth

It has never really been understood how our atmosphere protects us against meteoroid impacts. It’s well recognized that meteoroids often explode before they reach Earth’s surface; however, researchers were uncertain as to why this happened until now.

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Research Shows How Alcohol Increases Cancer Risk

Scientists can now show how alcohol increases cancer risk by damaging DNA in stem cells. Previous research has looked at the precise ways alcohol causes cancer; however, it has only been…

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Can Orange Light Really Help Mental Disorders?

Can orange light therapy really help people who have serious mental disorders, like those who hear voices and see things that aren’t there? Or people who are thinking about committing…

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Why Meteoroids Explode Before They Reach Earth

It has never really been understood how our atmosphere protects us against meteoroid impacts. It’s well recognized that meteoroids often explode before they reach Earth’s surface; however, researchers were uncertain…

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‘Dragon-Skin’ Ice Found In Antarctica

When you hear the term “dragon-skin,” ice no-one would blame you if you instantly thought of the Game of Thrones series; however, this is a real phenomenon. Recently, a team…