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Mars Rock Hitches Ride on NASA's Next Rover

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 08:00:00 GMT

The Curiosity rover will return a Martian meteorite to the Red Planet

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Starfish Can See in the Dark (among Other Amazing Abilities)

Sat, 17 Feb 2018 08:00:00 GMT

There’s a lot more going on beneath those spiny exteriors

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Is Humanity Ready for the Discovery of Alien Life?

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 14:00:00 GMT

Most Americans would probably be thrilled to learn extraterrestrials (intelligent or not) exist. Other nationalities beg to differ   

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Child's Play: Learning Like Infants May Boost Artificial Intelligence

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 09:00:00 GMT



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Why Lemurs Have Such Strange Diets

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 09:00:00 GMT

Lemurs consume far less fruit than other primates

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Trump's Science Advisor, Age 31, Has a Political Science Degree

Wed, 14 Feb 2018 09:30:00 GMT

Because Trump has not nominated someone to head the Office of Science and Technology Policy, Michael Kratsios is the de facto leader

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Enrico Fermi: The Last Man Who Knew Everything

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 17:35:00 GMT

David N. Schwartz talks about his latest book, The Last Man Who Knew Everything: The Life and Times of Enrico Fermi, Father of the Nuclear Age.    

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"Sonic Weapon Attacks" on U.S. Embassy Don't Add Up--for Anyone

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 07:15:00 GMT

Cuban scientists and a new American report both shoot down a list of bizarre theories

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Can Pesticides Affect Pregnancy?

Sat, 17 Feb 2018 08:00:00 GMT

A recent study suggests pesticides in produce may interfere with your chances of getting pregnant. Let's explore its findings

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The Quantum Internet Has Arrived (and It Hasn't)

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 07:30:00 GMT

Networks that harness entanglement and teleportation could enable leaps in security, computing and science

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Road Trip!: Elon Musk's Tesla Won't Strike Earth Anytime Soon

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 07:00:00 GMT

Plotting the spacefaring car’s interplanetary trajectory helps test forecasts for potentially Earth-threatening asteroids

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Seabird Feathers Reveal Less-Resilient Ocean

Thu, 15 Feb 2018 20:50:00 GMT

By analyzing 130 years of seabird feathers, researchers determined that food webs are losing complexity in the Pacific—meaning less-resilient ecosystems. Christopher Intagliata reports.

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Paleo Profile: The Chimera Spider

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 15:00:00 GMT

An ancient arachnid related to early spiders shows a strange mix of features

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World's Heaviest Bony Fish Was Misidentified

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 06:45:00 GMT

The bump-head sunfish, and not the ocean sunfish, is the world’s largest bony fish

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Undersea Recordings Reveal a Whale's Tale

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 11:40:00 GMT

By eavesdropping on the calls of blue whales, researchers hope to get a more accurate picture of the massive mammals' distribution and abundance. Christopher Intagliata reports.

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This Is What the Race Gap in Academia Looks Like

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 07:30:00 GMT

Data visualization highlights a problematic pattern in fields associated with intrinsic genius

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Can Security Measures Really Stop School Shootings?

Thu, 15 Feb 2018 13:00:00 GMT

Researchers argue that an educational approach would work better than “target hardening”

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Fake Mushroom Lures Pollinators into Floral Trap

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 12:00:00 GMT

Unassuming houseplant uses alter ego to get lucky at insects' expense

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Needed: Info on Biodiversity Change over Time

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 19:26:00 GMT

Understanding an ecosystem means following changes in the abundances and identities of the species present as the clock ticks. The BioTIME database should help.

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More Guns Do Not Stop More Crimes, Evidence Shows

Wed, 14 Feb 2018 16:23:00 GMT

More firearms do not keep people safe, hard numbers show. Why do so many Americans believe the opposite?

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Astronomers Haul in Another Horde of Kepler Planets

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 08:00:00 GMT

Nearly 100 worlds are the latest catch from the hardy space telescope

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Programming a DNA Clock

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 06:45:00 GMT

Engineers have created a DNA-based chemical oscillator, opening the door to molecular computing

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The Secret behind One of the Greatest Success Stories in All of History

Thu, 15 Feb 2018 08:30:00 GMT

In Steven Pinker’s new book, Enlightenment Now, he argues that we live in the best of times—and must remain devoted to reason and humanism if that is to continue

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Canceling NASA's High Priority Missions: Bad Policy, Bad Precedent, Bad for Science

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 09:00:00 GMT



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Physicists Plan Antimatter's First Outing--in a Van

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 08:00:00 GMT

Researchers intend to transport the elusive material between labs and use it to study the strange behavior of rare radioactive nuclei 

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