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Olson calls himself a celestial sleuth, and he has a history of using astronomy to ground famous works of art in time and place.He was able to pin down the exact month, day, hour and minute of two of Ansel Adams' Yosemite photographs by analyzing the angles of various shadows in the pictures as well as the tilt of the moon, among seven other lines of evidence.
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Leap years come like clockwork every fourth calendar year, but leap seconds are less predictable. The June 30, 2015, leap second is the 26th time that an extra second has been tacked on to a day since atomic clocks began governing our time in 1967.
On June 30, the world will receive a gift of time: a single, extra second known as a "leap second."
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In a report in the Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery and Psychiatry, a team of doctors relay the cautionary tale of a 35-year-old woman who wound up lying prone on the pavement, unable to get up, after spending the day in skinny jeans while helping a relative move.
Head's up, hipsters: A new case study suggests that wearing skinny jeans can lead to serious nerve damage in your lower legs ;-- if you spend the day in a squatting position.
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Each time the Earth and moon system hurtles through a stream of debris left in the wake of a comet, the Earth gets a night time meteor shower show and the moon's dust clouds grow, temporarily, more dense.
Scientists have found vast clouds of moon dust floating above the lunar surface that grow each time there is a meteor shower on Earth.
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The brightly colored frogs live high in the mountains of the Atlantic Forest in southeastern Brazil and they are all members of the genus Brachycephalus.

There are now 28 known species of Brachycephalus, and most of them don't grow more than a centimeter in length, making them among the smallest known land vertebrates.
Researchers have discovered seven never-before-seen species of tiny frogs that are no bigger than your thumbnail.
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After analyzing interviews with more than 2,750 married people, sociologist Christin Munsch found that for both men and women, the more financially dependent they are on a spouse, the more likely they are to cheat on them.

That's right. It's the person who is NOT bringing home the bacon who is more likely to be messing around on the sly.
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Using data collected by the Hubble Space Telescope, astronomers were able to show that over the last two decades one glowing knot of material in the jet slammed into another glowing knot just ahead of it. Now, the two knots are merging into one.
A high-speed, ;extragalactic jet of high velocity plasma has grown brighter over the last 20 years, and now scientists know why.
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In a paper published in the journal Nature, researchers describe 18 mysterious depressions on the speeding comet that they say could only occur by sinkhole collapse. 
Giant pits nearly 600-feet deep on the surface of Rosetta's comet are likely caused by massive sinkholes, scientists say.
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Entomologists have known about fireflies in our region for a long time, but they say they are rarely seen and are difficult even for the professionals to find.
A never-before-seen species of firefly was just discovered in the Santa Monica mountains, in Topanga.
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In a paper published Monday in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, researchers say there is a link between political ideology and the ability to exert self-control.

In a series of three studies with more than 300 participants, the authors found that people who identify as conservative perform better on tests of self-control than those who identify as liberal regardless of race, socioeconomic status and gender.
Are conservatives more likely to stick to a ;diet than liberals? ;The answer might be yes.
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During the Triassic period, about 200 to 250 million years ago, large, long-necked dinosaurs lumbered across the Earth. But not all of the Earth.

By the mid-Triassic, the massive plant eaters known as sauropodomorphs were commonly found in northern latitudes (present-day Europe) and southern latitudes (Argentina), but according to the fossil record, they were completely absent in the tropics.
The mystery of the missing tropical dinosaurs ;may be solved at last.
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"If you stood on Nix, the sun might rise in the west and set in the east one day, and rise in the east and set in the north on another," said Mark Showalter, a senior research scientist at the SETI Institute in Mountain View, Calif. "And if you bought real estate in the north pole, you might discover one day that you are now in the south pole."
The Pluto system is turning out to be a lot weirder ;and more complicated than scientists expected.
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Deborah Netburn is a science reporter at the Los Angeles Times. 
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  • Wesleyan University
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