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Those Who Investigate Premature Deaths Should Have Medical Training

Tue, 11 May 2021 16:30:00 GMT

Coroners are not typically required to have medical expertise—and that’s a problem

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Artificial Light Keeps Mosquitoes Biting Late into the Night

Tue, 11 May 2021 13:00:00 GMT

It is like when your cell phone keeps you awake in bed—except mosquitoes do not doom scroll when they stay up, they feast on your blood.

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Giant Mud Volcano Reveals Its Powerful Explosive Secrets

Tue, 11 May 2021 10:45:00 GMT

Scientists probe an exceptionally explosive phenomenon

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How Much Time Does Humanity Have Left?

Wed, 12 May 2021 19:00:00 GMT

Statistics tell us that individuals are most likely to be somewhere around the middle part of our lives; the same could be true of the human race

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Genes Linked to Self-Awareness in Modern Humans Were Less Common in Neandertals

Mon, 10 May 2021 10:45:00 GMT

Brain networks for memory and planning may have set us apart from Neandertals—and chimps

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Brood X Cicadas Are Emerging at Last

Mon, 10 May 2021 15:00:00 GMT

The Great Eastern Brood has been underground for 17 years. Here’s what the insects have been up to down there

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We Are the Aliens

Thu, 13 May 2021 13:00:00 GMT

On a geological timescale, the emergence of the human “dataome” is like a sudden invasion by extraterrestrials, or an asteroid impact that precipitates a mass extinction

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Male Lyrebirds Lie to Get Sex

Tue, 04 May 2021 14:00:00 GMT

It seems like the males will do anything, even fake nearby danger, to get females to stick around to mate.

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Falling Uncontrolled from Space, Giant Chinese Rocket Highlights Risk of Orbital Debris

Thu, 06 May 2021 17:00:00 GMT

The Long March 5B rocket’s core stage could plummet to Earth as early as May 9

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Watching the Universe Expand in Real Time

Thu, 06 May 2021 15:00:00 GMT

Within a decade or two, we could observe the cosmic expansion, not as a series of snapshots but as a very slow-motion film

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Who Laps Whom on the Walking Track--Tyrannosaurus rex or You? Science Has a New Answer

Fri, 14 May 2021 15:00:00 GMT

An analysis of the animal’s walking speed suggests that T. rex’s walking pace was close to that of a human. It’s too bad the king of the dinosaurs didn’t just walk...

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Physicists Edge Closer to Taming the Three-Body Problem

Fri, 07 May 2021 17:30:00 GMT

A new model cuts through the chaos to reach the best-yet predictions of complex gravitational interactions

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First in Flight: NASA Just Proved Flying on Mars Is Possible--Next Up Is the Solar System

Sat, 08 May 2021 12:00:00 GMT

With Ingenuity’s five successful flights on the Red Planet, aviation may find unexpected footing in the future of space exploration

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China Lands Tianwen-1 Rover on Mars in a Major First for the Country

Sat, 15 May 2021 00:39:00 GMT

Second only to the U.S. in a fully successful Mars landing, China is now set to explore the Utopia Planitia region of the Red Planet’s surface

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For Math Fans: Some Puzzles from Game of Life Creator John Conway

Sat, 08 May 2021 16:00:00 GMT

The great British mathematician passed away from COVID-19 last year. To celebrate his memory, here is a small sampling of the recreational mathematics he loved so well

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Sally Ride's Enduring Legacy

Tue, 04 May 2021 14:00:00 GMT

America’s first woman in space worked to make STEM education more equitable and inclusive, with a special emphasis on encouraging participation by girls

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SpaceX Sticks the Landing in Latest Starship Test Flight

Thu, 06 May 2021 16:30:00 GMT

After multiple explosive endings to previous high-altitude tests, a prototype rocket for voyages to the Moon and Mars finally touched down safely

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The Woman Who Solved a Cicada Mystery--but Got No Recognition

Sun, 09 May 2021 13:00:00 GMT

Margaretta Hare Morris discovered that the hordes of chirping insects that will emerge en masse this spring come in more than one species

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Huge Chinese Rocket Falls to Earth over Arabian Peninsula

Mon, 10 May 2021 17:00:00 GMT

Debris from the 20-metric-ton booster reportedly splashed down in the Indian Ocean north of the Maldives

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'Mother Trees' Are Intelligent: They Learn and Remember

Tue, 04 May 2021 10:45:00 GMT

And ecologist Suzanne Simard says they need our help to survive

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Scientists Supersize Quantum Effects with Entangled Drum Duet

Thu, 06 May 2021 18:00:00 GMT

Two teams have demonstrated new degrees of quantum measurements in micron-sized metal drums

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In Case You Missed It

Sat, 08 May 2021 13:00:00 GMT

Top news from around the world

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First Genetically Modified Mosquitoes Released in U.S. Are Hatching Now

Fri, 14 May 2021 10:45:00 GMT

As Aedes aegypti mosquitoes increase their range because of warming climate, genetic manipulation of the disease-carrying species could gain wider appeal

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When Racism Waits along the Academic Path

Wed, 12 May 2021 11:00:00 GMT

For structural engineer and entrepreneur Nehemiah Mabry, a racist remark made to him in graduate school provided all the motivation he needed to open doors into academia for others

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Bird Brawlers Love Spectators--Other Avian Species Are Welcome at Ringside

Thu, 06 May 2021 10:45:00 GMT

Tufted titmice scuffle more vigorously in front of a crowd—even if some of the onlookers are woodpeckers

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