Climate 101

A group of government agencies has just released “an easily readable document” consisting of the things you need to know in order to be literate about the science of climate change. It is a non-political review of the scientific facts and a must-read as far as we’re concerned.

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Mars Rover Anniversary 2009

It’s the fifth anniversary of NASA’s rover mission to Mars, but “Spirit” and “Opportunity” were only supposed to last three months. As the twin rovers emerge intact from yet another Martian winter, lead scientist Steve Squyres reflects on the incredible milestone, and the future.


CO2 and Acid Oceans

Research is showing carbon dioxide is not only causing global warming, it’s also causing sea water to become more acidic. The question of what this means for sea life is becoming a hot topic for everyone from scientists to filmmakers.


Ask an Astronaut: Buzz Aldrin – Pt. 2

In Part 2 of “Ask an Astronaut”, ScienCental once again takes to the streets to gather more of your questions for the iconic astronaut.

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Ask an Astronaut: Buzz Aldrin – Pt. 1

In this Web exclusive, ScienCental caught up with Buzz Aldrin at the premiere of his new animated 3D movie “Fly Me to the Moon,” and then took to the streets to gather questions for the iconic astronaut.

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Rainy Days and Weekdays

Weather researchers have found evidence that rain storms tend to take it easy on the weekend. The extra weekday rain might be caused by the pollution we generate by commuting to work.


Mars Rover Anniversary

It’s the fourth anniversary of NASA’s rover mission to Mars and both “Spirit” and “Opportunity” have made it to spots where their solar panels are getting enough power from the planets’ weak winter sunlight. The anniversary marks another incredible milestone, because the rovers were expected to last only a few months.

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