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Perseid Meteor Shower is This Week

The best meteor shower of the year is August 12 and 13. It's called the Perseids.

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The Moon earlier this month, next to the planets Jupiter and Venus. (Mike Daniels Photo)
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Jupiter and Venus ‘Cuddle Up’ This Week

The two planets on the western horizon, visible after sunset, are getting closer and closer together in the sky.

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Paul Katz/ThinkStock
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Americans Poop $4 Billion Worth of Gold Annually and Scientists Want to Mine It

A new study has found that Americans might be pooping up to $4 billion worth of gold a year.

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Missoula 7th Grade Teacher One of Two State Finalists for Presidential Award for Excellence

Colleen Windell, a Washington Middle School 7th grade teacher, is one of two state finalists for the Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching.

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Free Beer & Hot Wings: Robots Might Soon Help You Find Items at Lowe’s [Video]

The future is here, folks. And the future is ROBOTS!

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University of Montana Ranks Among 350 Universities Worldwide

For the third year in a row, the University of Montana has been ranked among the top 350 universities worldwide in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings.

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Photo courtesy of Nickelodeon/Facebook
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Easy and Delicious Edible Slime Experiment

It’s hard to keep kids still thinking about learning in the summer months. As a parent you have to think of sneaky ways to get them to even consider turning on their brains for science or math when all they want to is run through the sprinklers all day to beat the heat.

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Free Beer & Hot Wings: 50 Things Science Can’t Explain

We live in an extraordinary time.

We can send a space ship to Mars and communicate with it as easily as making a phone call or sending a text. We can regrow body parts in a petri dish. The sky is the limit on what we can accomplish. Science is pretty great.

But as great as science is, it still can't explain EVERYTHING.

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Free Beer & Hot Wings: What If The Moon Was As Close As the International Space Station? [Video]

The moon orbits Earth at about 238,855 miles. The International Space Station orbits Earth at about 260 miles.

That's quite a difference.

So, what would it look like if they switched, and the moon orbited the Earth at 260 miles?

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Fact — Beards Make Men Handsome

Science has done it again. Yes, good old science has proven that men with facial hair benefit from instant handsomeness. If this is true, then the guys from Duck Dynasty must be the sexiest men alive.

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Big Sky High School Opens New Health Sciences Academy [AUDIO]

There will be a grand opening ceremony to celebrate the Health Science Academy at Missoula's Big Sky High School on Tuesday morning.

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