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Jun 19, 2014 12:43 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
A vast and powerful space weather event has been observed at the solar system's innermost planet for the first time. Continue reading →
Jun 11, 2014 12:22 AM ET // Ian O'Neill
By now we've all realized that NASA's Mars rover Curiosity is a fine geologist. It's also a great geochemist. And now, once again, the six-wheeled rover has underlined the fact that it's a pretty damned good astronomer, too. Continue reading →
Jun 6, 2014 12:30 PM ET // Richard Farrell
In several species of shark, levels of toxic chemicals found to be 10 times higher than what's considered safe.
May 4, 2014 07:30 AM ET // Joe Rao, SPACE.com Skywatching Columnist
This month, stargazers have a chance to see the five brightest planets in the sky, weather permitting.
Mar 24, 2014 12:00 PM ET // Amy Shira Teitel
It's been 40 years since we first saw Mercury up close, and the flyby raised more questions than it answered.
Mar 16, 2014 02:00 PM ET // Larry O'Hanlon
An obsolete theory of the Earth works better than ever on Mercury, where new data reveals how much the hot little planet has shriveled since it first formed.
Oct 30, 2013 08:50 AM ET // Douglas Main, LiveScience Staff Writer
Even though the California Gold Rush took place more than a century ago, it left a toxic legacy of mercury pollution.
Oct 12, 2013 08:00 AM ET // Emily Sohn
Despite new evidence that fish is safe for pregnant women, researchers continue to urge caution about the kinds of fish women choose to eat.
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