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Juno Reveals Jupiter's Deep Secrets

Thu, 25 May 2017 18:45:00 GMT

Plumes of ammonia and quirky magnetic fields are among the surprises from the spacecraft’s first science results

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Celestial Harmonies Pin Down Orbit of Exoplanet TRAPPIST-1 h

Tue, 23 May 2017 16:00:00 GMT

Orbital resonances reveal the Earth-size world circles its star every 19 days

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Hunting Big Game: Why People Kill Animals for Fun

Sun, 28 May 2017 11:30:00 GMT

Thousands of people each year visit wild spaces across Africa with guns in hand. They’re playing a dangerous game

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College Freshmen Are Less Religious Than Ever

Thu, 25 May 2017 11:00:00 GMT

Data from a nationwide survey shows students who list their affiliation as "none" has skyrocketed

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What Does Compactness Really Mean?

Sat, 27 May 2017 19:00:00 GMT

It took me a long time to understand the mysterious mathematical property of compactness 

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Did Thomas Kuhn Help Elect Donald Trump?

Sat, 27 May 2017 14:00:00 GMT

Filmmaker Errol Morris claims Kuhn’s critique of science paved the way for a post-truth presidency

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Because It's Not There: Climbers May Face Danger If Everest's Hillary Step Collapsed

Thu, 25 May 2017 12:45:00 GMT

A glacier scientist and expert climber weighs in on the high-altitude mystery surrounding the summit’s icy rock face

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What Does the Food and Drug Administration Do?

Wed, 24 May 2017 14:00:00 GMT



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Humans Are Not the Only Creatures Who Mourn

Thu, 25 May 2017 13:00:00 GMT

Mounting evidence from species as diverse as cats, dogs, giraffes and dolphins indicates that humans are not unique in grieving over the loss of loved ones

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Neuromechanics of Flamingos' Amazing Feats of Balance

Sat, 27 May 2017 11:30:00 GMT

Anyone who’s tried to hold “tree pose” in yoga will appreciate just how difficult it is to stand on one foot for any length of time

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Why Can't Scientists Talk Like Regular Humans?

Wed, 24 May 2017 13:00:00 GMT

The minute I started thinking of the general public as "other," I compromised my ability to be an effective communicator

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Newly Found Exoplanet May Have Ring System Dwarfing Saturn's

Thu, 25 May 2017 11:00:00 GMT

If confirmed, the  world’s rings would be some 200 times wider than Saturn’s and could reveal clues to our solar system’s early history

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Brood Awakening: 17-Year Cicadas Emerge 4 Years Early

Fri, 26 May 2017 10:45:00 GMT

Scientists search for the mysterious cause, as millions of hatching bugs loudly buzz the night away

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Why 3,000 Scientists Think Nuclear Arsenals Make Us Less Safe

Fri, 26 May 2017 11:00:00 GMT

Despite what you hear in the news, an atomic war between the superpowers is still the biggest threat

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Life at the Bottom: The Prolific Afterlife of Whales

Fri, 26 May 2017 13:00:00 GMT

On the deep seafloor, the carcasses of the largest mammals give life to unique ecosystems

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Trump Budget Would Slash Science Programs across Government

Tue, 23 May 2017 18:30:00 GMT

Cuts include 18 percent at the National Institutes of Health and 30 percent at the Environmental Protection Agency

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How Do the Chemicals in Sunscreen Protect Our Skin from Damage?

Sat, 27 May 2017 13:00:00 GMT

Recognition of the risks posed by UV rays has motivated scientists to study what’s going on in our cells when they’re in the sun—and devise modern ways to ward off that damage

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Who Will Build the World's First Commercial Space Station?

Fri, 26 May 2017 11:15:00 GMT

A start-up aims to add new construction to the International Space Station to prep for a private sector orbital outpost

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Former CDC Head Warns of Threats Biological and Political

Fri, 26 May 2017 20:42:00 GMT

Tom Frieden, head of the CDC from 2009 to 2017, told graduating medical students that we face challenges from pathogens and from politicans.  

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Trump Budget Still Funds One Big Climate Program

Wed, 24 May 2017 15:45:00 GMT

Programs to track emissions from vehicles, factories, power plants and other sources would continue to receive funding

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Iron-Dumping Ocean Experiment Sparks Controversy

Wed, 24 May 2017 11:15:00 GMT

Canadian foundation says its field research could boost fisheries in Chile, but researchers doubt its motives

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The True Story of the Mar-a-Lago "Sinkhole"

Sat, 27 May 2017 17:00:00 GMT

What really happened at Mar-a-Lago on Monday—and what to do if it happens to you

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After Outcry, White House Budget Preserves Funds to Fight Opioid Epidemic

Tue, 23 May 2017 17:00:00 GMT

The president's 2018 proposal offers relatively small trims to drug control office

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Emmy Noether's Mathematics as Hotel Decor

Tue, 23 May 2017 15:00:00 GMT

A Chicago hotelier and self-confessed science nerd recruits a mathematician and artist to decorate his new property 

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Shaking the Dinosaur Family Tree

Sun, 28 May 2017 15:00:00 GMT

A major reshuffling of dinosaur relationships may be afoot

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