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Saturn’s Mysterious Rotation Rate

A recent news story reported on the latest measurement of Saturn’s rotation rate–10h 33m 38s, plus or minus a minute or two.1 This is significantly shorter than what is found in most astronomy textbooks....

Recent Amber Fossil Finds

Two recent amber fossil finds, one in Myanmar (Burma) and the other in Lebanon, have revealed some very interesting examples of similarities between fossil and extant forms, both in morphology and in lifestyle/behavior. While...

Gecko Feet—Best Foot Forward

Scientists have long tried to understand how geckos can walk on walls and ceilings, even on smooth glass. How can a dry foot stick on glass without sticky glue or suction cups? It wasn’t...

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