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Image: A sky view of Earth from Suomi NPP

This composite image of southern Africa and the surrounding oceans was captured by six orbits of the NASA/NOAA Suomi National Polar-orbiting Partnership spacecraft on April 9, 2015, by the Visible Infrared Imaging Radiometer ...

dateApr 23, 2015 in Earth Sciences
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Wasp identification made easy

A newly published open-access article "Afrotropical Cynipoidea (Hymenoptera)" by Dr. Simon van Noort, from the Natural History Department, Iziko South African Museum, Dr. Matthew L. Buffington from the Systematic Entomology ...

dateApr 13, 2015 in Plants & Animals
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Human fear of spiders draws scientific focus

A fear of spiders, arachnophobia, is in our DNA. You don't learn to freeze at the site of these creatures; you're born with the fear. Even the sight of hypodermic needles and houseflies does not trigger a similar response. ...

dateApr 06, 2015 in Evolution weblog
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