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Mike Wehner

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flying squirrel glow

Scientists discover that flying squirrels glow bright pink under UV light

February 6th, 2019

If you’ve ever seen a flying squirrel in the wild you know that they’re neat little critters. They’re not particularly bothersome, and aside from mastering the age-old art of raiding bird feeders they’re rather pleasant creatures. Pleasant creatures that, as it turns out, glow bright pink when hit with ultraviolet light. In an incredibly interesting …

Earth’s magnetic pole is shifting faster than scientists predicted

February 6th, 2019

If there’s one thing big-budget Hollywood disaster films have taught us, it’s that the Earth’s poles are nothing to be messed with. But apocalyptic fiction aside, scientists have been tracking the movement of Earth’s poles for well over a century, and they never stay put. In what might seem like an alarming bulletin, scientists from …

is breakfast good for you

Breakfast might not be that important after all, study says

February 5th, 2019

We’ve long been told that breakfast is “the most important meal of the day.” It’s said that eating a meal in the morning can give your metabolism a bit of a boost and possibly prevent overeating later in the day. This may be beneficial if you’re hoping to maintain or lose weight, or so breakfast …

cuba meteorite

A meteorite exploded over Cuba and its boom was captured on video

February 5th, 2019

Space rocks come crashing down to Earth with somewhat startling regularity, and when they do they often create a big boom. When a meteorite detonates in Earth’s atmosphere it produces an explosion which researchers call bolides, or simply “fireballs.” Most of the time, a fireball appears and disappears before anyone is quick enough to grab …