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 2018-04-20 20:11 

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CRISPR’s ‘Off-Target Effects’ May Just Be Genetic Drift...

A leading journal retracted a 2017 paper that implicated CRISPR-Cas9 in causing unintended genetic mutations....

 2018-04-20 19:30 

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A Survey of the Milky Way Is Searching for the Sun's Stray Siblings...

Identifying the chemical makeup of 350,000 Milky Way stars will provide astrophysicists with a better understanding of the earliest momen......

 2018-04-20 11:04 

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Animal Advocates and Academics Seek Personhood Rights for Chimpanzees...

The New York State Court of Appeals is grappling with a case in which petitioners take a bold position: Chimpanzees are persons, not things....

 2018-04-19 21:21 

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Stone Age Cow Underwent Cranial Surgery 5,000 Years Ago...

A cow cranium from the Neolithic Era appears to be the first evidence of either a veterinary procedure or a person practicing their human......

 2018-04-19 18:02 

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Mammal Mass Shrank as Hungry Humans Learned to Hunt...

A downward trend in mammal size beginning 125,000 years means the largest land animal may soon be the domesticated cow....

 2018-04-18 21:27 

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AI App Helps Songwriters Mine Music History for the Perfect Sounds...

Amadeus Code uses machine learning to generate tunes based on music dating as far back as the 16th century....

 2018-04-18 16:56 

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Archaeology Furrowed Eyebrows Helped Modern Humans Evolve...
 2018-04-18 11:04 

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Antarctic Researchers Hope to Find Shackleton’s Endurance...

The Larsen C ice shelf is the primary focus of an upcoming expedition to Antarctica. But researchers will remain on the look out for wrec......

 2018-04-17 19:58 

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The Root of Your Hair Color Lies in Your DNA...

Over 100 newly discovered genes appear to explain why Irish people might have red hair, Swedes are often blonde, and Italians tend to be......

 2018-04-17 11:04 

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‘Dark DNA’ Is the Latest Mystery in the World of Genetics…But What Is It?...

Watch 'Dark DNA' Is the Latest Mystery in the World of Genetics...But What Is It?, a Health video from Seeker....

 2018-04-17 11:04 

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Atoms From Nuclear Explosions Are Embedded in Your Brain, But You’re Fine...

Watch Atoms From Nuclear Explosions Are Embedded in Your Brain, But You're Fine, a Health video from Seeker....

 2018-04-13 22:03 

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Sugary Drink Consumption Dropped 40 Percent in Philadelphia Due to Beverage Tax...

A 1.5 cent tax on soda and other sugary drinks in February 2017 led to healthier drink choices, according to a Drexel University study....

 2018-04-12 21:12 

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Babies Appear to Understand Human Emotions at a Very Early Age...

New research suggests 6-month-old infants interpret emotional states through facial and auditory information....

 2018-04-12 17:28 

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Media Representations of Animals Are Distorting Our Perception of Their Extinction Risk...

Ubiquitous images of many animals are leading us to believe that some of the world's most endangered species are thriving in the wild....

 2018-04-12 11:04 

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Memory-Boosting Prosthesis Improves Recall in Humans...

A prosthetic system improved episodic memory performance by 37 percent in test subjects, offering a possible treatment for neurodegenerat......

 2018-04-09 18:16 

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Tesla and General Motors Rival for Electric Vehicle Dominance...

Persistent production delays with Tesla's Model 3 come as deliveries of the GM-produced Chevy Bolt grew significantly....

 2018-04-09 15:58 

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Discovery of Finger Fossil in Saudi Arabia Revises Story of Early Human Migrations...

The oldest Homo sapiens fossil found outside of Africa or the Levant suggests that early human migrations were far more frequent and geog......

 2018-04-06 17:11 

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It's Not a ‘Mind-Reading Machine,’ But a New Neuroprosthesis Gets Pretty Close...

An experimental neuroprosthetic device monitors the brain waves of test subjects and identifies the sentences that they hear....

 2018-04-05 20:31 

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Here’s How Magic Mushrooms Probably Became Psychedelic...

Psychedelic mushrooms likely acquired their hallucinogenic qualities from another fungus around 50 million years ago....

 2018-04-05 18:04 

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It’s Not Just an Ocean Problem. Microplastics Pollute Rivers, Lakes, and Land, Too...

Eighty percent of microplastics originate on land, but their impact on freshwater and terrestrial environments remains unclear....

 2018-04-05 17:43 

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Pollution Is Transforming a Once Pristine Walden Pond...

Sediment samples reveal swimmers and tourists are polluting the lake where Henry David Thoreau sought solace in the mid-19th century. And......

 2018-04-04 19:21 

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A New 3D Map of the Early Universe Reveals 4,000 Infant Galaxies...

Astronomers from Lancaster University have modeled conditions during the earliest moments of the cosmos....

 2018-04-04 17:00 

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Hundreds — Perhaps Thousands — of Black Holes Occupy the Center of the Milky Way...

Data from the Chandra X-ray Observatory suggests clusters of stellar-mass black holes surround Sagittarius A*, the supermassive black hol......

 2018-04-04 11:04 

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NASA Backs Lockheed Martin Design for a Supersonic X-Plane...

The Low-Boom Flight Demonstrator would travel at 1.4 times the speed of sound without producing a sonic boom....

 2018-04-04 08:04 

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These Robots Roam Toxic Seafloors to Bring Back New, Bizarre Species...

Watch These Robots Roam Toxic Seafloors to Bring Back New, Bizarre Species, a Tech video from Seeker....

 2018-04-03 15:50 

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Hubble Telescope Captures Image of the Farthest Star Ever Seen...

An improved gravitational lensing technique provides a glimpse of Icarus, a star located about 9 billion light-years from Earth....

 2018-04-03 11:09 

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The World's Smallest Computer Is the Size of a Grain of Salt...

IBM has developed the world's smallest computer, which could help track objects, foil counterfeiters, and boost efficiency....

 2018-04-03 11:04 

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This Radioactive Element Defies Quantum Theory: Meet Berkelium...

Watch This Radioactive Element Defies Quantum Theory: Meet Berkelium, an Earth video from Seeker....

 2018-04-02 19:23 

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This Extinct Monitor Lizard Had Four Eyes...

Four eyes are better than two, or at least that was the case for a monitor lizard that lived close to 50 million years ago....

 2018-04-02 17:02 

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Chimp Civil War Observed by Jane Goodall Began With Tensions Between Three Males...

The only civil war ever observed in wild chimpanzees was fueled by power, ambition, and jealousy, new research finds....

 2018-03-30 21:17 

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Lost Villages of the Amazon May Have Housed Up to 1 Million Before Colonization...

Newly discovered sites shed new light on what was thought to be a sparsely populated area of the world's largest river system....

 2018-03-30 20:09 

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New NASA Lander Will Study Marsquakes and the Red Planet’s Mysterious Volcanism...

InSight is the first NASA mission to examine the interior of Mars....

 2018-03-29 13:04 

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Here’s the Actual Physics of Why Knuckles ‘Crack’...

Mathematical models show that the trademark popping sound comes from the collapse of tiny cavitation bubbles in the knuckle joint....

 2018-03-28 20:42 

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Earth Likely Had Water Prior to Moon-Forming Collision...

Analysis of moon rocks collected during the Apollo missions and volcanic rocks from Earth's oceans reveals water was present before an......

 2018-03-28 17:00 

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This ‘See-Through Galaxy’ Far, Far Away Contains Virtually No Dark Matter...

A new galaxy called NGC1052-DF2, or DF2 for short, challenges prevailing theories of galaxy formation....

 2018-03-27 19:06 

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Elon Musk Says Big Falcon Rockets Are Heading to Mars in the Early 2020s...

SpaceX founder and CEO Elon Musk highlights in a new article progress with the company's latest rocket technology....

 2018-03-27 11:09 

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Less Than a Quarter of the Earth Has Escaped ‘Substantial Impacts’ by Humans...

A mass migration of 50 million people is projected by 2050 due to land degradation from farming, mining, pollution, and urban development......

 2018-03-26 21:29 

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Here’s Why Marine Mammals Are Big — But Not Too Big...

New research overturns the theory that the ability to float led to large and hefty marine mammals....

 2018-03-26 11:04 

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China’s Tiangong-1 Space Lab Will Likely Fall to Earth Easter Weekend...

The European Space Agency predicts portions of the lab will survive a fiery re-entry and reach the surface of Earth....

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