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Dec. 26, 2014

2014 Science Year in Review

From the Ebola outbreak to the Rosetta mission to a comet, a look at the biggest science stories of the year.

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Apr. 19, 2013

Utah’s Fossil Finds Describe an Ancient World

A panel of paleontology experts describes some of Utah’s ancient treasures.

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\tIn 2011, comet Lovejoy traveled through the sun’s corona and lived to tell the tale. But its tail was the most telling. Reporting in the journal Science, Cooper Downs, an astrophysicist at Predictive Science Inc. in San Diego, Calif., says that the wiggly path of the comet’s tail helps explain the sun’s magnetic field. \t 

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