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 2018-07-20 17:49 

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50 years ago, scientists took baby steps toward selecting sex...

In 1968, scientists figured out how to determine the sex of rabbit embryos....

 2018-07-20 11:00 

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You're living in a new geologic age. It's called the Meghalayan...

The newly defined Meghalayan Age began at the same time as a global, climate-driven event that led to human upheavals....

 2018-07-19 19:21 

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Shallow reef species may not find refuge in deeper water habitats...

Coral reefs in deep-water ecosystems may not make good homes for species from damaged shallow reefs....

 2018-07-19 16:30 

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A new ankylosaur found in Utah had a surprisingly bumpy head...

The spiky, fossilized skull of a newly discovered dinosaur species may be a road map to its ancestors' journey to North America....

 2018-07-19 15:44 

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This colorful web is the most complete look yet at a fruit fly's brain cells...

Scientists compiled 21 million images to craft the highest-resolution view yet of the fruit fly brain....

 2018-07-19 11:00 

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One particle's trek suggests that 'spacetime foam' doesn't slow neutrinos...

Neutrinos and light travel at essentially the same speed, as predicted....

 2018-07-18 19:52 

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How a variation on Botox could be used to treat pain...

Drugs that incorporate modified botulinum toxin provide long-term pain relief, a study in mice finds....

 2018-07-18 18:00 

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This amber nugget from Myanmar holds the first known baby snake fossil...

Amber preserves the delicate bone structure of a 99 million year old baby snake....

 2018-07-18 18:00 

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New 'Pok Ball' robot catches deep-sea critters without harming them...

A machine that gently catches and releases animals underwater could help researchers take a more detailed census of the deep sea....

 2018-07-18 10:00 

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Move over Hubble. This sharp pic of Neptune was taken from Earth...

A new strategy at the Very Large Telescope lets astronomers take space telescopequality pictures from the ground....

 2018-07-17 23:05 

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An ancient swimming revolution in the oceans may have never happened...

Swimmers may not have suddenly dominated the oceans during the Devonian Period after all: New analyses suggest they took over much more gradually....

 2018-07-17 14:00 

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Jupiter has 12 more moons than we knew about — and one is bizarre...

Astronomers found a dozen previously unknown moons of Jupiter, and one may be a remnant of a larger moon that was all but ground to dust....

 2018-07-17 11:00 

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'The Poisoned City' chronicles Flint's water crisis...

A new book examines how lead ended up in Flint's water and resulted in a prolonged public health disaster....

 2018-07-16 19:19 

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Wildfires are making extreme air pollution even worse in the northwest U.S....

America's air is getting cleaner — except in places that are prone to wildfires....

 2018-07-16 15:00 

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Publicity over a memory test Trump took could skew its results...

Many media outlets reporting on President Trump's cognitive assessment test could make it harder for doctors to use the exam to spot dementia....

 2018-07-16 11:00 

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Solving problems by computer just got a lot faster...

A new computer program sifts through all possible solutions to find the best answer to a given problem far faster than other algorithms....

 2018-07-15 10:00 

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The brain may clean out Alzheimer's plaques during sleep...

Sleep deprivation may speed up development of Alzheimer's disease....

 2018-07-13 20:50 

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First global maps of Pluto and Charon show the worlds' highs and lows...

New charts of Pluto and its moon Charon, compiled using New Horizons' data, reveal high peaks, deep depressions and strange ridges....

 2018-07-13 15:00 

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Pregnancy depression is on the rise, a survey suggests...

Women today may be at greater risk of depression during pregnancy than previous generations....

 2018-07-13 14:33 

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Scared of heights? This new VR therapy could help...

Virtual reality may be good training ground for facing your fears in real life....

 2018-07-13 11:00 

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Malaysia's pig-tail macaques eat rats, head first...

Pig-tail macaques are seen as a menace on Malaysian palm oil plantations, but may be helping to reduce rodent populations....

 2018-07-12 20:47 

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50 years ago, neutrinos ghosted scientists...

In the last half-century, neutrino detectors have spotted particles cast out by the sun, Supernova 1987A and, possibly, volatile supermassive black holes....

 2018-07-12 17:00 

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The right mix of gut microbes relieves autism symptoms in the long run...

Replacing missing gut microbes improves autism symptoms in children even two years later....

 2018-07-12 16:02 

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tzi loaded up on fatty food before he died...

A new analysis provides a complete picture of what was in tzi the Iceman's stomach when he died....

 2018-07-12 15:00 

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A high-energy neutrino has been traced to its galactic birthplace...

The high-energy particle was born in a blazar 4 billion light-years away, scientists report....

 2018-07-12 11:00 

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The ecosystem that controls a galaxy's future is coming into focus...

An invisible cloak called the circumgalactic medium controls a galaxy's life and death....

 2018-07-11 18:10 

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Texas toolmakers add to the debate over who the first Americans were...

Stone toolmakers inhabited Texas more than 16,000 years ago, before Clovis hunters arrived....

 2018-07-11 18:00 

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Cancer cells engineered with CRISPR slay their own kin...

Scientists can program the stealth cells to die before creating new tumors....

 2018-07-11 17:33 

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Stone tools put early hominids in China 2.1 million years ago...

Newly discovered stone tools in China suggest hominids left Africa 250,000 years earlier than we thought....

 2018-07-11 17:02 

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Bird poop helps keep coral reefs healthy, but rats are messing that up...

Eradicating invasive rats from islands may help boost numbers of seabirds, whose droppings provide nutrients to nearby coral reefs....

 2018-07-11 10:00 

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See this star nursery shine in a stunning new infrared image...

A newly released image of star cluster RCW 38 shows the intricate details of wisps of gas and dust surrounding newborn stars....

 2018-07-10 22:58 

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Bloodflowers' risk to monarchs could multiply as climate changes...

High atmospheric carbon dioxide levels can weaken the medicinal value of a milkweed that caterpillars eat, and high temperatures may make the plant toxic....

 2018-07-10 21:32 

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Bobtail squid coat their eggs in antifungal goo...

Hawaiian bobtail squid keep their eggs fungus-free with the help of bacteria....

 2018-07-10 15:49 

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Long-necked dinosaurs grew to be giants in more ways than one...

Some early relatives of giant, long-necked sauropods may have used a different strategy to grow to colossal sizes than previously thought....

 2018-07-10 14:00 

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Surprise! This shark looks like a male on the outside, but it's made babies...

External male reproductive organs hid internal female capacity to give birth among hermaphrodite sharks in India....

 2018-07-09 21:11 

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Air pollution is triggering diabetes in 3.2 million people each year...

A new study quantifies the link between smoggy air and diabetes....

 2018-07-09 18:56 

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Vaginal microbes in mice transfer stress to their pups...

During birth, microbes from a stressed mouse mother can carry some aspects of stress to her offspring....

 2018-07-09 11:00 

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How a particle accelerator helped recover tarnished 19th century images...

Chemists used a synchrotron to peek beneath 150 years of grime on damaged daguerreotype images, revealing hidden portraits....

 2018-07-08 12:00 

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Why humans, and Big Macs, depend on bees...

Thor Hanson, the author of Buzz, explains the vital role bees play in our world....

 2018-07-06 15:43 

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Designer diamonds could one day help build a quantum internet...

A new design in artificial diamonds stores and releases quantum information better than others....

 2018-07-06 14:46 

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Kilauea's spectacular pyrotechnics show no signs of stopping...

Watch some of the most striking videos and images of the strange, fiery beauty of the Hawaii volcano's ongoing eruption....

 2018-07-06 11:17 

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No matter their size, newborn stomachs need frequent filling...

Studies on newborn stomach size help explain why the tiny humans need to eat so frequently....

 2018-07-05 20:48 

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Soaring spiders may get cues from electric charges in the air...

Spiders can sense atmospheric electric fields, which might give them cues to take to the air....

 2018-07-05 19:43 

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Nerve cells that help control hunger have been ID'd in mice...

A mysterious bump on the human brain may be able to dial appetite up or down....

 2018-07-05 19:18 

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Most Americans think funding science pays off...

About 80 percent of U.S. adults say that federal spending on scientific and medical research provides value in the long run, a new survey finds....

 2018-07-05 18:12 

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North America's earliest dogs came from Siberia...

North America's first dogs have few descendants alive today, a study of ancient DNA suggests....

 2018-07-05 11:09 

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NASA's Parker probe is about to get up close and personal with the sun...

The Parker Solar Probe is about to make a historic voyage to touch the sun....

 2018-07-04 18:50 

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Researchers create hybrid embryos of endangered white rhinos...

Scientists have created the first rhino embryos, providing a small glimmer of hope for the nearly extinct northern white rhinoceros....

 2018-07-04 18:50 

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Foot fossil pegs hominid kids as upright walkers 3.3 million years ago...

A foot from an ancient hominid child suggests that Lucy's species, Australopithecus afarensis, walked early in life....

 2018-07-03 15:58 

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Evidence grows that an HPV screen beats a Pap test at preventing cancer...

More research finds that a test for human papillomavirus infection catches precancerous cervical cells better than the standard test, a Pap....

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