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Oxygen Depletion Smothered Marine Life in Earth's Largest Mass Extinction

Wed, 23 May 2018 14:00:00 GMT

New findings suggest oxygen diminished globally

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Kilauea's Lava Is Now Spilling into the Ocean--Here's Why That's Dangerous

Tue, 22 May 2018 16:45:00 GMT

A pair of scientists discuss the hazards that Kilauea might pose before it finishes erupting

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Asteroid, Meteor, Meteorite and Comet: What's the Difference?

Wed, 23 May 2018 12:30:00 GMT

The terms asteroid, meteor, meteorite and even comet are often used interchangeably...but what is the difference?

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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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The Price of Open Science

Wed, 23 May 2018 16:00:00 GMT

When it’s also big science, the careers of those involved can suffer

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Computers Predict Pop Chart Success

Fri, 25 May 2018 00:32:00 GMT

An evolutionary analysis of pop tunes revealed that over the past 30 years songs have grown sadder—but the big hits buck that trend. Christopher Intagliata reports. 

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Here Come the Waves

Tue, 22 May 2018 13:15:00 GMT

After a clutch of historic detections, gravitational-wave researchers have set their sights on some ambitious scientific quarry

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Challenges for Science in Post-Hurricane Puerto Rico

Thu, 24 May 2018 14:00:00 GMT

Eight months after Irma and Maria struck, electricity is still unreliable

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Earth's Ozone Layer Is under Attack--Again

Tue, 22 May 2018 20:15:00 GMT

Despite a long-standing international ban, ozone-destroying chlorofluorocarbons are surging back into Earth’s atmosphere from unknown sources

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North Korea Missile Test: Best Response May Be Surprisingly Low Tech

Thu, 24 May 2018 16:05:00 GMT

Security expert offers a scientific perspective on realistic options for the U.S.

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Dinosaurs: From Humble Beginnings to Global Dominance

Wed, 23 May 2018 16:37:00 GMT

Edinburgh University paleontologist Steve Brusatte talks about his May 2018 Scientific American article, "The Unlikely Triumph of the Dinosaurs," and his new book, The Rise and Fall of the...

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The Ripple Effect

Tue, 22 May 2018 13:00:00 GMT



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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 conservation strategy, but the cost may outweigh the benefits compared with alternatives like desalinating saltwater

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Comsat Launch Bolsters China's Dreams for Landing on the Moon's Far Side

Tue, 22 May 2018 10:45:00 GMT

The Queqiao orbiter will serve as a vital communications relay between the Earth and future lunar landers—and perform some science, too

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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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Maybe We Could "See" a Singularity After All

Tue, 22 May 2018 15:00:00 GMT

When black holes collide, interactions between their cores might leave an imprint on the resulting gravitational waves

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What Are the Limits of Manipulating Nature?

Fri, 25 May 2018 13:00:00 GMT

By reaching down into the quantum world, scientists are hoping to gain more control over matter and energy

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A Conversation with Thomas Hertog, One of Stephen Hawking's Final Collaborators

Thu, 24 May 2018 10:45:00 GMT

The theoretical physicist talks with Scientific American about the far-reaching implications of his final collaboration with his late friend and mentor

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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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Doc's YA Novel Treats Life-and-Death Issues

Wed, 23 May 2018 22:07:00 GMT

Pediatric cardiologist Ismée Williams discusses her young adult novel, Water in May, about a teenage girl whose newborn has a life-threatening heart condition.

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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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First Woman Air and Space Museum Director Talks about Inspiring the Next Generation

Thu, 24 May 2018 11:30:00 GMT

Ellen Stofan, head of the Smithsonian Air and Space Museum, told us about the power of museums to attract young scientists and combat attacks on science

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What Is Dark Matter?

Wed, 23 May 2018 13:33:00 GMT

An elusive substance that permeates the universe exerts many detectable gravitational influences yet eludes direct detection

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What Made Saturn's Ravioli-Shaped Moons?

Wed, 23 May 2018 11:45:00 GMT

New research suggests collisions between moonlets created the oddly-formed objects

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What Is Spacetime?

Thu, 24 May 2018 12:30:00 GMT

Physicists believe that at the tiniest scales, space emerges from quanta. What might these building blocks look like?

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