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Marine Predator Problem? Try a Gastropod Hostage Backpack

Sun, 14 Oct 2018 13:00:00 GMT

It's hard out there for a shrimp

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To Solve Real-World Problems, We Need Interdisciplinary Science

Thu, 11 Oct 2018 12:00:00 GMT

Solving today’s complex, global problems will take interdisciplinary science

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How Accurate Are Online DNA Tests?

Mon, 15 Oct 2018 11:30:00 GMT

Geneticist and author Adam Rutherford examines the evidence

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Ambitious Praying Mantis Discovers Sashimi

Sat, 13 Oct 2018 18:00:00 GMT

Is there nothing the raptorial insect won't try to eat?

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Solar Eclipse Was a Buzzkill for Bees

Sat, 13 Oct 2018 03:52:00 GMT

Bees suddenly fell silent when the sun disappeared during last year's solar eclipse—perhaps because they were tricked into night mode. Christopher Intagliata reports. 

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Why Diving Tectonic Plates Get Stuck 400 Miles beneath Earth's Surface

Sat, 13 Oct 2018 14:00:00 GMT

The hitch, likely only a temporary one, could be linked to certain volcanic features

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Dinosaur Highlights a Jurassic Mystery

Sat, 13 Oct 2018 13:00:00 GMT

A new study of Sarahsaurus revises what paleontologists thought about how long-necked herbivores showed up in North America

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Chasing the Quantum Tantra

Sat, 13 Oct 2018 15:00:00 GMT

Hippy physicist Nick Herbert pursues a lifelong love affair with nature

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Science Just Gets in the Way of Things Being How We Want Them

Thu, 11 Oct 2018 12:30:00 GMT

Look, I know what I know. I think

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Confident Tone Overcomes Accent Distrust

Thu, 11 Oct 2018 23:35:00 GMT

English as-a-first-language Canadian study subjects were less trusting of statements in English spoken with a foreign accent, unless the speaker sounded confident about their assertion.

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Learning on the Back of an Envelope

Sun, 14 Oct 2018 15:00:00 GMT

Simple calculations can help demystify anything from geologic time to family budgets

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Einstein's Famous "God Letter" Is Up for Auction

Thu, 11 Oct 2018 19:00:00 GMT

A note the physicist wrote in 1954 reveals his thinking on religion and science

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Economics Nobel Highlights Climate Action Necessity

Tue, 09 Oct 2018 19:35:00 GMT

William Nordhaus shared the 2018 Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences, "for integrating climate change into long-run macroeconomic analysis,” with Paul Romer, "for integrating...

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Search for Alien Life Should Be a Fundamental Part of NASA, New Report Urges

Mon, 15 Oct 2018 10:45:00 GMT

A blue-ribbon committee finds the science of astrobiology is worthy of deep integration into the space agency’s exploration efforts

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The Unsolvable Problem

Tue, 09 Oct 2018 13:00:00 GMT

After a years-long intellectual journey, three mathematicians have discovered that a problem of central importance in physics is impossible to solve—and that means other big questions may be...

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Clara Is a Story of Exoplanets, Existential Longing—and Real Science

Thu, 11 Oct 2018 10:45:00 GMT

A conversation with the director and a science advisor behind a new film on the search for extraterrestrial life

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Math, Quilting and Activism

Sun, 14 Oct 2018 20:00:00 GMT

Mathematician Chawne Kimber shares her favorite theorems and quilts that make a statement

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Early Warnings of Terrible Earthquakes Appear High in the Sky, a New Theory Says

Wed, 10 Oct 2018 13:00:00 GMT

The best early warnings of a big disaster may appear 180 miles above the ground, a controversial new theory says

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Mom's Genes Make Some Giraffes Hard to Spot

Wed, 10 Oct 2018 22:05:00 GMT

Baby giraffes inherit aspects of their mothers' patterning—which could give them a survival advantage if good camouflage runs in the family. Christopher Intagliata reports.

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How Insects Prepare for Winter

Mon, 15 Oct 2018 11:00:00 GMT

Research on the suspended-animation state called diapause might help save our crops—and our health

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Soyuz Rocket Fails, Forces Emergency Landing for U.S.–Russian Space Station Crew

Thu, 11 Oct 2018 14:15:00 GMT

The accident occurred during the rocket’s ascent from the launch pad, allowing an abort system to jettison the crew to safety

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Same-Sex Mice Parents Give Birth to Healthy Brood

Thu, 11 Oct 2018 15:00:00 GMT

Gene editing and stem cell research have allowed for alternative rodent reproduction

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Science Funding Is Broken

Wed, 10 Oct 2018 13:30:00 GMT

The way we pay for science does not encourage the best results

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Young and Struggling in Science

Mon, 15 Oct 2018 12:30:00 GMT

Life is hard for early-career researchers, who must contend with uncertain futures, compete for funding and balance family life, with the frequent need to move for jobs

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Neuroscientists Use Rabies to Explore the Brain

Mon, 15 Oct 2018 13:00:00 GMT

Using engineered forms of the rabies virus, neuroscientists can map brain circuits with unprecedented precision

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