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Review: Travis Denning rocks on 'David Ashley Parker From Powder Springs' Special

Rising country artist Travis Denning released his new single "David Ashley Parker From Powder Springs" on Mercury Nashville.

Thawing Arctic permafrost could release huge amounts of mercury

According to a new study published this month, there may be more than 15 million gallons of toxic mercury buried in the permafrost of the Northern Hemisphere. As the permafrost melts, all that mercury will be released.

Ed Sheeran, Stormzy and Alt-J compete for Mercury Prize

London - Singer-songwriter Ed Sheeran was nominated Thursday for the prestigious Mercury Prize for his third album "Divide", going up against breakthrough grime star Stormzy and former winners Alt-J and The xx.

Essential Science: Mystery of Mercury’s Great Valley

Mercury has long been regarded as one of the Solar System’s more mysterious planets. Despite decades of observations by astronomers new points of interest appear. The latest is with the planet’s great valley.

Sea birds under threat from mercury poisoning

Melbourne - Scientists have detected traces of methylmercury (a dangerous neurotoxin) in sea ice floating in the Southern Ocean. This presents a risk to seabirds and other marine life.

Mercury rising: Astronomers gear up for planetary alignment

Paris - Astronomers are preparing for one of the highlights of the skywatchers' year, when the Sun, Mercury and Earth all line up -- a phenomenon that happens just a dozen or so times per century.

Mercury crossing in front of the Sun is a celestial event

On Monday, starting at 7:00 a.m. ET, astronomy buffs and stargazers will get a chance to observe (carefully, I might add), a rare celestial event when Mercury passes in front of our Sun.

Essential Science: Did Jupiter wander away from the Sun?

Astronomers have long wondered why there are no planets closer to the Sun than Mercury. To have planets closer is common with many stars. The answer might be due to Jupiter having once been located closer to our star, suggests a new theory.

One of Microsoft's killed Nokia tablets has shown up online

An image of a cancelled Microsoft tablet project has appeared online, revealing the company once worked on something very different from the metal Surfaces of today. Mercury is a bright and bold device with a design drawn from Lumia phones.

Rapper Sofia Ashraf leads anti-Unilever protest

Unilever is being urged compensate the workers struggling to rebuild their lives from an alleged toxic mercury spill. Meanwhile, rapper Sofia Ashraf has released a song to bring attention to the campaign.

NASA's Messenger spacecraft takes final plunge into Mercury

Cape Canaveral - NASA’s long-trekking Messsenger spacecraft plunged to its destruction April 30 after running out of fuel on its 4,105th orbit of the planet Mercury.

CA bill banning child vaccine exemptions gets go-ahead

Sacramento - After the severest measles outbreak in decades occurred earlier this year, California lawmakers approved a bill this week that would prevent most parents from opting out of vaccinations for their children enrolled in school.

Mercury pollution poses threat to Arctic birds

Research indicates that mercury pollution has risen around 50-fold in the feathers of a rare Arctic bird over the past 130 years. Conservationists are concerned for the bird’s future.

River bacteria contributing to mercury pollution

A community of algae, bacteria and other natural matter living on submerged surfaces transform mercury pollution into a more toxic form of the metal. This worrying development has been found from a study in New Hampshire.

Air-mixing above Arctic ice may lead to mercury contamination

A team of NASA scientists has found that strong mixing of air above cracked Arctic sea ice actually pulls down atmospheric mercury. This could lead to increased water contamination as a result.

Mercury contamination to last 10,000 years in SF

San Francisco - Alarming figures suggest that that toxic remnants of the infamous gold rush will seep into San Francisco area waterways for millennia.

James Blake wins Mercury Music Prize

Singer James Blake has won this year's Barclaycard Mercury Prize with his second album, 'Overgrown'. The Mercury prize is a U.K. award given to less-mainstream artists.

Mercury pollution harms Arctic foxes

Arctic foxes living on a small island in the Bering Sea are being harmed due to the marine animals they eat being contaminated with mercury.

Green meteorite NWA 7325 found in Morocco may be from Mercury

Scientists say they have discovered what could be the first known meteorite from Mercury. Scientist Anthony Irving, speaking said at the 44th annual Lunar and Planetary Science Conference said that a rock found last year could have come from Mercury.

Colorful images of Mercury revealed

Boston - Mercury is usually a planet that does not garner a whole lot of attention, but NASA recently revealed a new series of photos that shed some colorful light on the often ignored planet.

Canadian light bulb ban coming 2014, most unprepared for mercury

Ottawa - As of Jan. 2014, a new federal law will ban the sale of standard incandescent bulbs in Canada. Instead, consumers will have to purchase energy-efficient lightbulbs, which contain high levels of mercury, something the country is unprepared for.

WHO supports international treaty on mercury management

The World Health Organization agrees to support a new international coordination to reduce the impact of mercury pollution and exposure.

EU spends 10,000 million euros per year on mercury pollution

The European Union is spending in excess of €10,000 million per year cleaning up mercury pollution, according to a new study.

NASA finds water ice at Mercury's poles

New discoveries by a NASA spacecraft support the long-held theory that Mercury has abundant water ice and other frozen materials in its permanently shadowed polar craters.

Vaccine ingredient causes brain damage; some nutrients prevent it Special

New research shows how Thimerosal, the preservative in vaccines, causes damage. Some vaccines still contain it. Supplements and nutrients could prevent the damage.

FDA admits mercury is still used in vaccines

Parents are advised to ask for an ingredient list for vaccines before vaccinating their children, as it has been revealed to be a myth that vaccines no longer contain mercury.

Space probe finds hints of ice on Mercury

Scientists analysing data from a space probe that took pictures of Mercury have announced that they have discovered what appears to be ice on the closest planet to the sun.

Ford to recall thousands of 2010-2011 Fusions and Mercury Milans

The cause of the recall of an estimated 128,616 vehicles appears to be faulty wheel studs, which may fracture leading to the possibility of wheels separating from cars.

Sushi lovers now have new smartphone app revealing mercury levels

San Francisco - Sushi lovers wondering about mercury levels in fish can now search for those levels with the new “Safe Sushi” smartphone app, thanks to the largest environmental advocacy group in the U.S.

UFO hunters say there is alien spaceship parked next to Mercury

What looks to UFO hunters like a massive alien spaceship parked next to planet Mercury appeared on a sequence of images of a Coronal Mass Ejection (CME) from the sun taken by a NASA telescope.
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An artist s representation of a body about the size of our moon colliding at great speed with a plan...
An artist's representation of a body about the size of our moon colliding at great speed with a planet the size of Mercury.
NASA
This diagram shows the approximate relative sizes of the terrestrial planets  from left to right: Me...
This diagram shows the approximate relative sizes of the terrestrial planets, from left to right: Mercury, Venus, Earth and Mars. Distances are not to scale.
NASA Mercury image: JHUAPL Venus image: JPL Mars image: HST
The faint disk of Mercury on the disk of the Sun. This was the may 7  003 transit of Mercury.
The faint disk of Mercury on the disk of the Sun. This was the may 7, 003 transit of Mercury.
European Southern Observatory
The November 15  1999 Mercury Transit as seen by the Transition Region and Coronal Explorer (TRACE) ...
The November 15, 1999 Mercury Transit as seen by the Transition Region and Coronal Explorer (TRACE) spacecraft.
NASA
Coastal erosion reveals the extent of ice-rich permafrost underlying active layer on the Arctic Coas...
Coastal erosion reveals the extent of ice-rich permafrost underlying active layer on the Arctic Coastal Plain in the Teshekpuk Lake Special Area of the National Petroleum Reserve - Alaska. Image was taken on July 1, 2011.
Brandt Meixell/U.S. Geological Survey
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1950 Mercury
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Mercury  elemental symbol
Mercury, elemental symbol
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Country singer and Mercury Records Nashville recording artist Kacey Musgraves
Country singer and Mercury Records Nashville recording artist Kacey Musgraves
Photo Courtesy of Kelly Christine Musgraves
New color maps of Mercury.
New color maps of Mercury.
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Tradar image of Mercury s north polar region from Image 2.1 is shown superposed on a mosaic of MESSE...
Tradar image of Mercury's north polar region from Image 2.1 is shown superposed on a mosaic of MESSENGER images of the same area.
NASA
A statue of Mercury in the Vatican; the fig leaf was added later.
A statue of Mercury in the Vatican; the fig leaf was added later.
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Microsoft s cancelled  Mercury  tablet  acquired from Nokia
Microsoft's cancelled 'Mercury' tablet, acquired from Nokia
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Maps of Northern Hemisphere permafrost zones for four soil layers: 0–30 cm  0–100 cm  0–300 cm...
Maps of Northern Hemisphere permafrost zones for four soil layers: 0–30 cm, 0–100 cm, 0–300 cm, and permafrost derived by multiplying maps of carbon from Hugelius, Tarnocai, et al. (2013) and Hugelius et al.
Geophysical Research Letters
These images of Mercury were taken onboard the MESSENGER spacecraft  the first ever to orbit the inn...
These images of Mercury were taken onboard the MESSENGER spacecraft, the first ever to orbit the innermost planet.
NASA/Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory/Carnegie Institution of Washington
Video still showing Mercury(II) thiocyanate decomposition in action
Video still showing Mercury(II) thiocyanate decomposition in action
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A transiting planet causes a drop in the sun s brightness. The subtle change on the light curve can ...
A transiting planet causes a drop in the sun's brightness. The subtle change on the light curve can calculated.
NASA
The historic first image of the surface of the planet Mercury taken by NASA s Messenger
The historic first image of the surface of the planet Mercury taken by NASA's Messenger
NASA