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 2018-07-20 17:43 

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Will a New Discovery About Body Odor Lead to Better Deodorants?...

Biologists now understand a key part of the molecular process that results in body odor—and deodorants might just be able to disrupt it...

 2018-07-19 18:37 

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What You and a Platypus Have in Common? Mysterious 'Genes' That Jump...

Horizontal movement of genetic material is widespread across animals, challenging traditional notions of inheritance...

 2018-07-19 16:09 

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A Soviet Ace Shot Down Nazi Pilots With Great Skill, But Her Feats Are Mostly Forgotten Today...

Yekaterina Budanova, who died in combat 75 years ago today, reveals a larger story about the complicated history of women soldiers in the Red Army...

 2018-07-19 13:36 

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How a Tiny Cape Cod Town Survived World War I's Only Attack on American Soil...

A century ago, a German U-boat fired at five vessels and a Massachusetts beach before slinking back out to sea...

 2018-07-19 13:00 

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National Parks Can Be Just as Smoggy as Major Cities...

And it's scaring away visitors...

 2018-07-19 12:00 

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Tokyo's Modernization Was Fueled by This Disastrous Earthquake...

In 1923, Tokyo lay in ruins after the devastation of the Great Kanto Earthquake. Just seven years later, it was a city reborn: from the iconic Ginza shopping center to the world famous Kabuki-za Theater....

 2018-07-18 14:54 

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These Sites Connected to Nelson Mandela's Life Are Haunting and Inspiring...

Honor the anti-apartheid activist's legacy by following his footsteps for his 100th birthday...

 2018-07-18 14:49 

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50 Years Ago, the Whole Earth Catalog Launched and Reinvented the Environmental Movement...

The publication gave rise to a new community of environmental thinkers, where hippies and technophiles found common ground...

 2018-07-18 14:23 

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Is the Key to Saving Pollinators ... Honey Bee Semen?...

In the hopes of preserving their genetic diversity, entomologists are collecting and freezing this valuable fluid...

 2018-07-18 13:11 

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A Polar Bear Released Back Into the Wild by Helicopter...

A marauding polar bear is about to be returned to the the wild, as far away as possible from the town of Churchill. To do that, the conservation team will need to tranquilize him, and then airlift him by helicopter....

 2018-07-18 13:00 

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Both Mice and Men Struggle to Abandon Their Best-Laid Plans...

Rodents suffer from the same sunk cost fallacy that makes it so hard for humans to call it quits...

 2018-07-17 19:45 

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Homecoming King: The Nation's T. rex Returns to the Smithsonian...

The fully assembled skeleton will be displayed for the first time at the National Museum of Natural History in June 2019....

 2018-07-17 15:05 

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How Fruit Flies Stay Young at Heart...

Researchers link structural alterations to fruit fly hearts to longevity-promoting changes in metabolism...

 2018-07-17 13:44 

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This Spectacular Canadian Wildlife Reserve Is So Remote, You Can Only Get There Five Weeks a Year...

Among serious adventure seekers, word is spreading about Torngat Mountains National Park—an Inuit-run reserve in Labrador, Northeastern Canada...

 2018-07-17 13:00 

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This Crackerjack Lineup of Baseball Memorabilia Drives Home the Game's American Essence...

A new Library of Congress exhibition includes such treasures as the original 1857 "Magna Carta of Baseball"...

 2018-07-17 13:00 

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The Supernova That Launched a Thousand Gorgeous Space Images...

By colorizing one of the first Hubble satellite images, illustrator Dana Berry ushered in a new era of stunning space visuals...

 2018-07-17 12:00 

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How Churchill Protects Itself From Polar Bears...

Conservationists have tracked down a polar bear who has taken to venturing into nearby Churchill. The next step is to airlift him by helicopter to a holding facility, and then back into the wild....

 2018-07-16 18:18 

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Dubai Will Be Home To the World's Biggest Vertical Farm...

An indoor megafarm might be the best way for the United Arab Emirates—a country that imports an estimated 85 percent of its food—to attempt to feed itself...

 2018-07-16 16:25 

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This Is Your Brain on Fatherhood...

What clownfish stepfathers and Dad-of-the-Year foxes teach us about paternal neurochemistry in the animal kingdom...

 2018-07-16 15:46 

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What Knitting Can Teach You About Math...

In this professor's class, there are no calculators. Instead, students learn advanced math by drawing pictures, playing with beach balls—and knitting...

 2018-07-16 15:14 

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A 1911 Report Set America On a Path of Screening Out 'Undesirable' Immigrants...

The Dillingham Commission conducted one of the most extensive investigations on immigration to the U.S. But in the end, bias hijacked its recommendations...

 2018-07-16 14:59 

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Can We Create Sunscreen That Protects Both Humans and Coral Reefs?...

Sunscreen is vital for skin protection. But researchers are finding that even 'reef-friendly' versions may pose serious environmental threats...

 2018-07-16 12:00 

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This Footage of Jaguars in Panama Could Save Their Lives...

The San Gabriel Mountains lure lots of Angelenos looking for some quiet seclusion. One of the more famous was Leonard Cohen who spent five years there, searching for peace of mind....

 2018-07-14 20:52 

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Works by Over 100 Contemporary Artists Take Over Cleveland...

The citywide FRONT International festival and is the largest event of its kind in North America...

 2018-07-13 17:19 

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Raising a Glass to Armenia's Elaborate Toasting Tradition...

In the backyard of the world's oldest-known winery, a cherished national tradition evolved...

 2018-07-13 17:03 

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Illuminating the Shadowy Art of Armenian Puppet Theater...

Tricksters and beasts dance across the imagination in these silhouetted puppet shows...

 2018-07-13 15:45 

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This Cold War-Era Publishing House Wanted To Share American Values With the World...

Funded by the U.S. government, Franklin Publications was viewed as pushing imperialist propaganda...

 2018-07-13 15:42 

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Unprecedented Billboard Campaign Puts Spotlight on Indigenous Artists in Canada...

"Resilience" features artwork by 50 indigenous women supersized on billboards throughout Canada—from British Columbia's coast to Newfoundland's eastern tip...

 2018-07-13 14:59 

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How Data-Gathering Seals Help Scientists Measure the Melting Antarctic...

Stumped on how to take the temperature of the ocean floor, oceanographers turned to the cutest, most competent divers they knew...

 2018-07-13 14:33 

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A Robot May One Day Draw Your Blood...

Scientists have developed a...

 2018-07-13 13:30 

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The Scientific Quest For the Perfect S'more...

A trial by fire...

 2018-07-13 12:00 

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This Famous Singer Ditched L.A. for a Five-Year Retreat...

The San Gabriel Mountains lure lots of Angelenos looking for some quiet seclusion. One of the more famous was Leonard Cohen who spent five years there, searching for peace of mind....

 2018-07-12 17:49 

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Scientific Images Make Dazzling Art In a Duke University Exhibit...

Three graduate students set out to show that the scientific and artistic processes are more similar than many imagine...

 2018-07-12 16:47 

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Armenia's "Tree of Life" Tradition Took Root Thousands of Years Ago, and Has Only Grown Since...

The tree adorned in this year's Smithsonian Folklife Festival will continue to blossom overseas...

 2018-07-12 16:27 

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The Historical Struggle to Rid Socialism of Sexism...

When it was founded, the Socialist Party of America proclaimed itself as the champion of women's rights. The reality was much more complicated...

 2018-07-12 16:07 

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Scientists Explain The Thrill of Detecting a Neutrino From a Far-Off Galaxy...

For the first time, the IceCube observatory has triumphantly tracked a neutrino back to a massive blazar...

 2018-07-12 14:37 

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Seven Artists Explore New Orleans' Forgotten Histories...

A new exhibit timed to the city's tricentennial explores The Big Easy's diverse and sometimes troubled past...

 2018-07-12 12:30 

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The History and Psychology of Roller Coasters...

Researchers take you on a wild ride through endorphins, brain chemistry and stress science to explain the allure of theme park thrill...

 2018-07-12 12:00 

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Why Los Angeles Is One of the Best Places to Film...

The San Gabriel Mountains lure lots of Angelenos looking for some quiet seclusion. One of the more famous was Leonard Cohen who spent five years there, searching for peace of mind....

 2018-07-11 19:00 

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This Connecticut Farm Is Milking Cows for Data...

Robotic milkers, video cameras and even sensors hidden inside cows will help the facility get the most milk from a healthy herd...

 2018-07-11 17:09 

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Should We Share Human Cancer Treatments With Tumorous Turtles?...

They may be key to saving wild sea turtles from tumors associated with turtle-specific herpes...

 2018-07-11 16:42 

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These Volcanic, Italian Islands Have Been Beloved by Travelers Since Homeric Times...

The Aeolian Islands have been drawing visitors, fictional and real, for centuries...

 2018-07-11 16:04 

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A Search for Mysteries and Monsters in Small Town America...

How monster festivals became American pilgrimage sites...

 2018-07-11 15:23 

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When a Bavarian Monastery Provided a Home to Jewish Refugees...

As World War II ended, Europe's Jews began the process of rebuilding their lives and families. But few places were like St. Ottilien...

 2018-07-11 14:37 

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A Never-Before-Seen Virus Has Been Detected in Myanmar's Bats...

The discovery of two new viruses related to those that cause SARS and MERS marks PREDICT's first milestone in the region...

 2018-07-11 14:33 

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How Noisy Males Control the Gnu's Cycle...

New research shows that ovulation in Serengeti wildebeests is accelerated and synchronized by the yammering of eager males...

 2018-07-11 12:00 

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How Meghan Markle Went From Actress to British Nobility...

Meghan Markle was an up-and-coming actress when she met and fell in love with Britain's Prince Harry. Now, she must contend with probably the most challenging role of her life: be a member of the British Royal Family....

 2018-07-10 19:55 

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For 50 Years, the Special Olympics Has Given Marginalized Superstars Center Stage...

Founded by Eunice Kennedy Shriver, the games offer intellectually disabled athletes the chance to dazzle an international audience...

 2018-07-10 18:40 

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New Artificial Insemination Technique Successfully Breeds Critically Endangered Scimitar-Horned Oryx...

This marks the first birth of an oryx through artificial insemination that did not rely on potentially fertility-compromising anesthesia...

 2018-07-10 13:39 

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How Gay Activists Challenged the Politics of Civility...

From pie-throwing to shouting down public figures, these groups disturbed the establishment to effect change...

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