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Ancient Cave Paintings Clinch Case for Neandertal Symbolism

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 10:16:00 GMT

Abstract images in Spanish caves date back 65,000 years—millennia before Homo sapiens set foot in Europe—settling a long-running debate over Neandertal cognition

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Mosquitoes Learn the Smell of Danger

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 08:00:00 GMT

The bloodsuckers lose their appetite for attractive scents when they associate those aromas with a likelihood of being swatted. Karen Hopkin reports.

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Operation Gunnerside: The Norwegian Attack on Heavy Water that Deprived the Nazis of the Atomic Bomb

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 08:00:00 GMT

February 28 marks the 75th anniversary of one of the most dramatic and important military missions of World War II

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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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The Shuri Effect: A Generation of Black Scientists?

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 07:30:00 GMT

There are a zillion things to love about Black Panther, but seeing Letitia Wright embody a brilliant black scientist brought me incredible joy

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Astronomers Spot Most Distant Supernova Ever Seen

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 09:00:00 GMT

Light from the powerful cosmic explosion took 10.5 billion years to reach Earth

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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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Proposed Exomoon Defies Formation Theories

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 12:45:00 GMT

The mysterious object could be the first moon found beyond our solar system—or something else entirely

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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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SpaceX Launches Test Satellites for Internet Constellation

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 12:00:00 GMT

The launch also marked the company’s first attempt to recover and reuse the fairing of its Falcon 9 rocket

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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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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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A Star Is Shorn: The Fine Art of Spotting Supernovae Is Ideal for Amateurs

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 13:30:00 GMT

With a simple telescope and camera, a backyard skywatcher has helped professional astronomers witness the never-before-seen beginnings of a star’s explosive death

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

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 09:00:00 GMT



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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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