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World / Science & Health Sep 25, 2013

Earth's slowdown messing with human tech

Don't forget to set your clocks ahead two thousandths of a second before you go to sleep tonight. Same thing goes for bedtime tomorrow. And every day after that, because that is how much slower the Earth turns on its axis each day now ...

Proof of 'dark lightning' uncovered

World / Science & Health Apr 11, 2013

Proof of 'dark lightning' uncovered

A lightning bolt is one of nature's most over-the-top phenomena, rarely failing to elicit at least a ping of awe no matter how many times a person has witnessed one. With his iconic kite-and-key experiments in the mid-18th century, Benjamin Franklin showed that lightning ...