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When Do Puppies Hit "Peak Cuteness" to Humans?

Sun, 20 May 2018 12:00:00 GMT

Nature strategically times this stage of a pup’s development for a good reason

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Algae Living inside Salamanders Aren't Happy about the Situation

Sun, 20 May 2018 16:00:00 GMT

The world’s only known vertebrate–microbe symbiosis appears to be good for the salamander, but stressful for the alga. So why do they put up with it?

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Google's AI Assistant Does Your Talk Tasks

Thu, 17 May 2018 19:38:00 GMT

The new Google AI voice assistant, called Duplex, highlights the intricacies of carrying out a mundane human-style conversation, as it keeps you off the phone.

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Radar Scans Detail North Korean Nukes

Mon, 14 May 2018 23:25:00 GMT

Scientists have added radar info to seismic data, isotope measurements and optical imagery to study covert nuclear tests. Christopher Intagliata reports.

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Quantum Physics May Be Even Spookier Than You Think

Mon, 21 May 2018 10:45:00 GMT

A new experiment hints at surprising hidden mechanics of quantum superpositions

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Countries with Less Gender Equity Have More Women in STEM--Huh?

Thu, 17 May 2018 11:00:00 GMT

It seems like a paradox, but it may have more to do with how we measure equity

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The New Biography of the Sun

Thu, 17 May 2018 13:30:00 GMT

Our closest star has a much more exciting biography than scientists once assumed. New research illuminates the sun's past and potential future

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Kilauea's Next Eruptions May Mirror a Big One in Its Past

Tue, 15 May 2018 18:00:00 GMT

A giant 1924 explosion, when steam jets blew boulders from the summit, had many of the precursors we see now

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Stool-Pigeon Poop Reveals Bird-Racing Fouls

Wed, 16 May 2018 01:20:00 GMT

Racing pigeons is big business—and doping is common. Now scientists have devised a way to detect doping in the avian athletes. Christopher Intagliata reports.

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Maria Agnesi, the Greatest Female Mathematician You've Never Heard of

Wed, 16 May 2018 12:00:00 GMT

Born 300 years ago this month, Agnesi was the first woman to write a mathematics textbook and to be appointed to a university chair in math

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Interior's Handling of Science Gives Climate Advocates a Sense of Déjà Vu

Tue, 15 May 2018 15:15:00 GMT

Climate science is being sidelined and ignored at the department, watchdogs say

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Making Electricity Consumes a Lot of Water. What's the Best Way to Fix That?

Sun, 20 May 2018 13:00:00 GMT

Reducing water consumption from power plants is a worthy strategy for conserving water, but the cost may outweigh the benefits compared with alternatives like desalinating saltwater

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Is This Going to Be a Stand-Up Fight, Sir, or Another Sloth Hunt?

Sun, 20 May 2018 07:00:00 GMT

Ice age tracks show how humans harassed giant ground sloths

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NASA Will Send a Helicopter to Mars in 2020

Mon, 14 May 2018 16:00:00 GMT

The autonomous rotorcraft will fly to the Red Planet with the Mars 2020 rover

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Sexual Selection at Chicheley Hall

Sat, 19 May 2018 19:00:00 GMT

A meeting of horned beetles and dinosaurs, peacocks and cichlid fishes…

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Great Ape Makes Good Doc

Wed, 16 May 2018 21:00:00 GMT

Orangutans were observed to use plant extracts to treat their own pain.

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Nuclear Bomb Test Moved North Korea Mountain

Mon, 14 May 2018 18:00:00 GMT

A new analysis of a seismic signal suggests the entire mountain didn’t collapse

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Why SpaceX's "Block 5" Is a Big Deal

Sat, 19 May 2018 13:00:00 GMT

Psst! Want a used rocket? I've got a lovely one for you, ready to fly today

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The Biggest Questions in Science

Tue, 15 May 2018 13:30:00 GMT



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Astronomers Spot Potential "Interstellar" Asteroid Orbiting Backward around the Sun

Mon, 21 May 2018 12:00:00 GMT

The three-kilometer-wide object is near Jupiter; future spacecraft could visit if its status is confirmed

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Will NASA Go Nuclear to Return to the Moon?

Tue, 15 May 2018 10:45:00 GMT

A new reactor design could make nuclear-powered space exploration cheap, reliable and safe

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Cosmic Conflict: Diverging Data on Universe's Expansion Polarizes Scientists

Wed, 16 May 2018 10:45:00 GMT

A disagreement between two canonical measures of intergalactic distances could signal a renaissance in physics—or deep flaws in our studies of cosmic evolution

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The Sun, Supercharging Babies and the Eternal Search for Knowledge

Tue, 15 May 2018 13:20:00 GMT



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Gunshot Sensors Pinpoint Destructive "Fish Bombs"

Fri, 18 May 2018 10:45:00 GMT

Technology developed for urban crimes can help localize blasts that destroy coral reefs

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Leading Science Museum Turns the Page on a Prominent #MeToo Case

Mon, 21 May 2018 13:00:00 GMT

More than three years after a high-profile male anthropologist at the American Museum of Natural History was accused of sexual misconduct, a respected female anthropologist will replace him

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