Archive: 02/04/2014

Charities open coffers to cryptocurrency donations

Guests mingling at a recent gala for the Spare Key charity didn't know it, but they had entered a new frontier in nonprofit fund­raising. Folks who bought auction items ranging from French wine to a Mexican vacation were ...

dateApr 02, 2014 in Internet
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River ice reveals new twist on Arctic melt

A new study led by Lance Lesack, a Simon Fraser University geographer and Faculty of Environment professor, has discovered unexpected climate-driven changes in the mighty Mackenzie River's ice breakup. This discovery may ...

dateApr 02, 2014 in Earth Sciences
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Sakurai's Object: Stellar evolution in real time

( —Stellar lifetimes are measured in billions of years, so changes in their appearance rarely take place on a human timescale. Thus an opportunity to observe a star passing from one stage of life to another on ...

dateApr 02, 2014 in Astronomy
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NASA releases images of M-class solar flare

On April 2, 2014, the sun emitted a mid-level solar flare, peaking at 10:05 a.m. EDT, and NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory captured imagery of the event. Solar flares are powerful bursts of radiation. Harmful radiation from ...

dateApr 02, 2014 in Space Exploration
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