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Meet "Steve," a Strange New Sky Phenomenon

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 16:15:00 GMT

Citizen scientists and space-agency satellites come together to discover a new variety of aurora

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Post-Science March We Must Stay Engaged

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 20:00:00 GMT

Our real work starts now and we have a great deal to do over the coming years

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Ancestors of Flores "Hobbits" May Have Been Pioneers of First "Human" Migration Out of Africa

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 17:00:00 GMT

New research on Indonesian fossils reveals clues to an ancient expansion from Africa

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The Northwest Passage Remains Treacherous, Despite Ice Retreat

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 12:30:00 GMT

Arctic route may remain treacherous for decades

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Dog Family Tree Reveals Hidden History of Canine Diversity

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 13:00:00 GMT

Genetic map showing how breeds are related provides a wealth of information about origins

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U.S. Penalizes Syrian Weapons Scientists after Sarin Attack

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 16:00:00 GMT

Researchers blocked from financial dealings in U.S., but sanctions may have little impact

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Ripple Effects of New Zealand Earthquake Continue to This Day

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 16:00:00 GMT

November tremor sparked slow, deep movements in Earth’s crust that increase the chances of a similar severe quake within a year

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Selective Breeding Molds Foxes into Pets

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 00:54:00 GMT

Evolutionary biologist Lee Dugatkin talks about the six-decade Siberian experiment with foxes that has revealed details about domestication in general.  

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How Gut Bacteria Tell Their Hosts What to Eat

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 19:15:00 GMT

 By suppressing or increasing cravings, microbes help the brain decide what foods the body “needs” 

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Detection of Ghostly Particles Could Unmask Illicit Nuclear Weapons

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 13:00:00 GMT

Weapons-grade fuel in a nuclear reactor emits a steady rate of telltale antineutrinos that could be detected by a newly designed portable device

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The Perils of Public Outreach

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 13:00:00 GMT

A culture that normalizes hypercritical peers is a problem for scientists who want to reach beyond academe

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Cassini Survives Closest-Ever Encounter with Saturn, Snaps Stunning Images

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 20:15:00 GMT

First images from an epic dive through Saturn’s rings reveal a giant hurricane and turbulent storm clouds

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Trump Order Could Remove Protections for National Monuments

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 18:00:00 GMT

The directive is part of a broader push to open up more federal lands to drilling, mining and other development

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Losing Key DNA Made Us Modern Humans

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 11:30:00 GMT

Loss of some DNA during evolution may have helped create big brains and our male–female relationships 

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NASA's Cassini Mission Conducts Daring Dive through Saturn's Rings

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 18:30:00 GMT

The maneuver marks the final phase of Cassini’s mission, and promises the closest-ever investigation of Saturn

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"Dragonfly'" Drone Could Fly across Saturn's Moon Titan

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 11:30:00 GMT

The quadcopter-style lander could explore some of the moon’s most promising sites for habitability and life

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Broken Bones Hint at Earlier Human Arrival in the Americas

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 18:30:00 GMT

Mastodon bones and shattered stones suggest humans were migrating to the Americas some 100,000 years earlier than currently thought. Nature Video explores this controversial find. This video was...

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Is It True Facts Don't Lie?

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 21:15:00 GMT

With climate deniers and political pundits trying to poke holes in what we know to be true, it's important to understand that science, too, is based on questioning facts

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Dolphins' Watertight Sex Involves a Strange Twist

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 16:30:00 GMT

Female marine mammals may block insemination with a curled vagina and slick maneuvers

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Ancient Bones Spark Fresh Debate over First Humans in the Americas

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 18:15:00 GMT

A study of remains found in southern California puts an unknown human species in the New World more than 100,000 years earlier than expected—but critics aren’t buying it

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Secret Lives of Animals

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 13:00:00 GMT



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Gut Microbes Help Keep Starved Flies Fecund

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 22:45:00 GMT

Microbes living in the guts of fruit flies appear to influence the flies' food choice—and promote egg production, even under a nutrient-poor diet. Christopher Intagliata reports.

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Scientists and Science Supporters Marched--Now What?

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 12:15:00 GMT

Thousands congregated in the nation's capital and other cities in the U.S. and around the world to support scientific research and protest Trump administration–proposed budget cuts. Scientific...

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Cross-Cultural Evidence for the Genetics of Homosexuality

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 19:00:00 GMT

Mexico’s third gender sheds light on the biological correlates of sexual orientation.

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How International Cooperation in Research Advances Both Science and Diplomacy

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 18:00:00 GMT

It can have multiple benefits even when the partner is also an adversary

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