Knox’s Wireless Green

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Knox’s Wireless Green is a rundown of all the week’s most interesting, weird, and popular stories from the worlds of science and the environment.

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What a week for space junkies. First off, the probability of alien life existing just got a little higher. Scientists have found another solar system a whole lot like our own. It’s got outer giant planets and room closer to the star for smaller planets. Who knows, maybe it’s our bizarro solar system. Then later on in the week there was a gorgeous lunar eclipse. Check out some beautiful pictures here. As if that wasn’t enough, the US military blew up some space junk. A satellite that allegedly ran on a very toxic and evil fuel was going to fall on us, so they exploded that sucker instead. Thanks military!

Scientists were doing some cool studies with animals this week too. I hope you guys really like pythons. It turns out the U.S. is going to be infested with the snakes because global warming will turn the south into a python paradise. This can only lead to bad things, probably more horrible movies from the Sci-Fi channel.

Speaking of freaky science fiction creatures, scientists studying the seafloor around Antarctica found a whole new cache of them. The researchers found huge worms and crustaceans, as well as sea spiders they described as being the size of a dinner plate. I don’t know about you, but a documentary on that sounds far more disturbing than anything the Sci-Fi channel can come up with using $20 CGI and writers reality TV wouldn’t accept.

Join us next week for a rundown of the best freaky, fun, and just plain awesome links.

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