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Entries by David Freeman from 06/2012

Gallup Poll: Americans' Views On Evolution, Creationism Little Changed

Posted 06.01.2012 | Science

By: Wynne Parry, LiveScience Senior Writer Published: 06/01/2012 04:01 PM EDT on LiveScience The percentage of Americans who believe God created...

Venus Transit: National Parks Prepare For Rare Celestial Event

Posted 06.02.2012 | Science

If you're an amateur astronomer who plans on bringing out the telescope for some skywatching this Tuesday, send us pics of your rig and the transit! W...

'Big Bird' On Sun? NASA Spies Coronal Hole That Looks Like 'Sesame Street' Fave (PHOTOS)

Posted 06.04.2012 | Science

By: Mike Wall Published: 06/01/2012 03:59 PM EDT on SPACE.com A new photo from a NASA sun-watching spacecraft highlights a huge solar feature t...

'Truman Show' Delusion: Odd Mental Disorder Makes People Think They Live In Counterfeit World

Posted 06.04.2012 | Science

From "Survivor" to the "Real Housewives," reality TV has become part of our collective consciousness. Maybe that helps explain why psychologists are n...

Jumping Spiders: 'Franken-Mosquito' Study Helps Explain Arachnids' Picky Eating

Posted 06.07.2012 | Science

By: Jennifer Welsh, LiveScience Staff Writer Published: 06/07/2012 07:44 AM EDT on LiveScience Jumping spiders, also known as vampire spiders, ...

Ray Bradbury: 'Dandelion Wine,' 'Fahrenheit 451' Author Remembered On Twitter (SLIDESHOW)

Posted 06.07.2012 | Science

Ray Bradbury may be dead, but the twitterverse is alive with fond remembrances of the celebrated author, whose books include "Dandelion Wine" and scie...

NASA 'GEMS' Telescope Mission Axed Over Cost Concerns

Posted 06.07.2012 | Science

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -- NASA killed a new X-ray telescope mission on Thursday, two years before its planned launch. The Gravity and Extreme Magnetism...

Tyrannosaur Skeleton: Disputed Dinosaur Fossil Possibly Taken Illegally From Mongolia, Experts Say

Posted 06.08.2012 | Science

By: Wynne Parry, LiveScience Senior Writer Published: 06/08/2012 08:13 AM EDT on LiveScience NEW YORK — A dinosaur skeleton auctioned in May h...

Neuroscience On Twitter: 30 High-Profile Scientists Who Tweet

Posted 06.08.2012 | Science

How does the brain work? What explains love--and hate? Is free will an illusion? If these sorts of questions interest you, HuffPost Science would ...

Bat Tongue: Tube-Lipped Nectar Bat's Tongue Is Longer Than Its Body, VIDEO Shows

Posted 06.10.2012 | Science

By: Life's Little Mysteries Staff Published: 06/09/2012 12:01 PM EDT on Lifes Little Mysteries A team of explorers for the National Geographi...

Mars Odyssey Orbiter In 'Safe' Mode After Detecting Problem, NASA Says

Posted 06.10.2012 | Science

LOS ANGELES -- A NASA spacecraft orbiting Mars is in safe mode after it detected a problem. The Mars Odyssey, which has been circling the red planet ...

X-37B, Air Force's Secret Space Plane, To End Mission Soon

Posted 06.11.2012 | Science

By: Mike Wall Published: 06/08/2012 06:08 PM EDT on SPACE.com After spending more than a year orbiting our planet on a hush-hush mystery missio...

Autism Brain Samples Damaged After Freezer Problem At Boston-Area Hospital

Posted 06.11.2012 | Science

BELMONT, Mass. — A freezer malfunctioned at a Harvard-affiliated hospital that oversees the world's largest collection of autistic brain samples...

China's Sub Jiaolong Set To Dive To Record-Breaking Depths

Posted 06.11.2012 | Science

By: Andrea Mustain, OurAmazingPlanet Staff Writer Published: 06/11/2012 03:26 PM EDT on OurAmazingPlanet China has announced that it is ready t...

Gay Parents Study Suggesting Downside For Kids Draws Fire From Social Scientists

Posted 06.12.2012 | Science

By: Stephanie Pappas, LiveScience Senior Writer Published: 06/11/2012 04:59 PM EDT on LiveScience A new study claiming to find disadvantages for...

Male Homosexuality Study: Gay Men Have Evolutionary Benefit For Their Families, New Research Suggests

Posted 06.12.2012 | Science

By: Natalie Wolchover Published: 06/12/2012 12:59 PM EDT on Lifes Little Mysteries While female sexuality appears to be more fluid, research sug...

Bonobo Genetic Code: Scientists Map DNA Of Man's Peaceful Ape Kin

Posted 06.13.2012 | Science

WASHINGTON -- Behold the bonobo, our ape cousin that's kinder and gentler than the chimp or, well, us. Now scientists have mapped the primate's DNA, a...

Human Shark? No, But Scientists Say Distant Human Ancestor Had Head Like Shark's

Posted 06.14.2012 | Science

By: Stephanie Pappas, LiveScience Senior Writer Published: 06/13/2012 01:13 PM EDT on LiveScience Peer far enough back in the human family linea...

Human Shark? No, But Scientists Say Distant Human Ancestor Had Head Like Shark's

Posted 06.14.2012 | AOL
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By: Stephanie Pappas, LiveScience Senior Writer Published: 06/13/2012 01:13 PM EDT on LiveScience Peer far enough back in the human family linea...

Human Shark? No, But Scientists Say Distant Human Ancestor Had Head Like Shark's

Posted 06.14.2012 | AOL
Read More: Video, AOL News

By: Stephanie Pappas, LiveScience Senior Writer Published: 06/13/2012 01:13 PM EDT on LiveScience Peer far enough back in the human family linea...

Galaxies Seem To Collide In Hubble Telescope Picture Of NGC 3314 (PHOTO)

Posted 06.14.2012 | Science

By: Tariq Malik Published: 06/14/2012 11:43 AM EDT on SPACE.com The Hubble Space Telescope has snapped a spectacular new image of two galaxies ...

Aliens Myths: 5 Big Misconceptions About Extraterrestrial Life

Posted 06.14.2012 | Science

By: Natalie Wolchover Published: 06/14/2012 02:44 PM EDT on Lifes Little Mysteries A typical Hollywood alien is "soft, squishy and big on m...

Aliens Myths: 5 Big Misconceptions About Extraterrestrial Life

Posted 06.14.2012 | AOL

By: Natalie Wolchover Published: 06/14/2012 02:44 PM EDT on Lifes Little Mysteries A typical Hollywood alien is "soft, squishy and big on m...

China Space Mission To Include Nation's First Woman Astronaut, Liu Yang

Posted 06.15.2012 | Science

JIUQUAN, China — China will send its first woman and two other astronauts into space Saturday to work on a temporary space station for about a w...

Liu Yang, China's First Female Astronaut, To Blast Off Saturday

Posted 06.15.2012 | Science

By: Natalie Wolchover Published: 06/15/2012 02:13 PM EDT on Lifes Little Mysteries China will launch its Shenzhou-9 manned spacecraft Saturday i...