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Baumgartner’s Big Jump

Austrian daredevil Felix Baumgartner’s jump from a space-bound platform on October 14 set several human records despite challenging atmospheric conditions. Baumgartner achieved the highest human freefall to Earth ever: 38.6 km, from his pedestal to the New Mexican desert. In … Continue reading

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What Kind of Rock Lies Beneath the Northwoods?

As the young scholar wanders Skidmore’s northern woodlands, he or she may come across any number of rock outcrops. In all likelihood, those outcrops, when unweathered by Earth’s climate, will have a medium to dark–gray color and a fairly coarse … Continue reading

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