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Putting the color in Yellowstone's famed thermal springs

Los Angeles Times

They've thrilled visitors to Yellowstone National Park for well over a century -- simmering ponds of brilliant, rainbow colors with unforgettable names like Grand Prismatic Spring and Sapphire Pool. Yet not all of Yellowstone's famed thermal pools were always ...

What a comeback: Revived Kepler spacecraft finds its first new planet

Los Angeles Times

It doesn't pay to bet against Kepler. Even though the NASA spacecraft was hobbled a year and a half ago, the battered telescope has still managed to find a super-Earth. At 20,000 miles across, the newly discovered planet is 2.5 times as wide as Earth and ...

Google sues Mississippi attorney general

WLOX

Google Inc. is suing Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood, trying to block him from pursuing criminal charges or filing a civil lawsuit against the company. In a federal lawsuit filed Friday in Mississippi, Google says Hood "has engaged in a sustained ...

You pick the names for 5 craters on Mercury

Futurity: Research News

The team behind NASA's Messenger mission is looking for your help: they need names for five newly discovered craters on Mercury. If you're a citizen of the Earth, you're eligible to enter the contest. The entry deadline is January 15. Messenger, built and ...

Hyperloop Startup Wants to Connect the Entire USA

PC Magazine

A California startup that wants to make Elon Musk's Hyperloop a reality believes the futuristic transportation system can be built safely, affordably, and used to connect cities across the United States. All of this could happen within a decade, according to ...

Songbirds Avoid Storms by Hearing Them, Hundreds of Miles Away

Newsweek

In late April of this year, an immensely powerful storm system swept through the Southern United States, spawning more than 80 tornadoes that killed 38 people. It was one of the worst tornado outbreaks in generations, causing $1 billion in damages. About a ...

T-Mobile to Refund Customers Millions for Billing for Unwanted Services

NDTV

T-Mobile US will pay at least $90 million, mostly in refunds, for billing customers for cellphone text services they didn't order, under a settlement with federal regulators. The Federal Trade Commission announced the agreement Friday with T-Mobile over ...

New record: Ethereal deep-sea fish lives 5 miles underwater [Video]

Los Angeles Times

Scientists have discovered a new species of fish that glides gently through the water on white, translucent wings 5 miles beneath the ocean surface. It is the deepest living fish ever discovered. "We were just blown away when we saw it," said Paul Yancey, ...

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