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How ‘Space Weather’ Affects Planes And Power Grids

Solar explosions earlier this week sent X-rays and charged particles screaming towards the Earth.

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The sun has been in a relatively quiet period in recent years -- but astronomers say that's going to change soon.

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Medical Oddities from the Bowels of the Mütter

\t"Disturbingly informative," is how museum director Robert Hicks describes Philadelphia's Mütter Museum--items of interest include a gangrenous hand, wax models of extinct diseases, deformed bones and body parts. Now imagine what's in the basement. Science Friday got a behind-the-scenes tour.

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