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Gravitational Wave Hunters Set to Make Big Announcement Monday
  • Sat, 14 Oct 2017 07:33

The massive collaboration of scientists that's hunting gravitational waves—with a lot of success—is set to make another big announcement on Monday...

Melting ice makes the sea around Greenland less saline
  • Sat, 14 Oct 2017 05:55

For the first time, ocean data from Northeast Greenland reveals the long-term impact of the melting of the Greenland ice sheet. The observed increase ...

The Soviet Military Program that Secretly Mapped the Entire World
  • Sat, 14 Oct 2017 01:17

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New insight into the limits of possible life on Mars
  • Fri, 13 Oct 2017 23:15

Researchers investigating whether liquid water could exist on Mars have provided new insight into the limits of life on the red planet. All Top News...

Star Dust Helps Explain Mysterious Dimming Star
  • Fri, 13 Oct 2017 21:14

Astronomers are working to understand the mysterious dimming of Tabby's Star. The astronomers report that space dust orbiting the star -- not alien me...

Flashback Friday: An autopsy of chicken nuggets.
  • Fri, 13 Oct 2017 19:12

Ever wondered what fast food chicken nuggets are actually made of? So did these researchers, and they actually went so far as to examine formalin-fixe...

Mysterious Blue Whale Behavior Likely Filmed for First Time
  • Fri, 13 Oct 2017 17:28

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U.S. to Withdraw From UNESCO. Here's What That Means.
  • Fri, 13 Oct 2017 11:24

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It Seems Likely Solar System Is Hiding Huge Planet
  • Fri, 13 Oct 2017 09:20

Astronomically inclined conspiracy theorists have long been predicting the Earth's demise in a collision with a rogue planet called "Niburu" or "Plane...

Tobacco Companies Snuff Smoke, But Health Benefits Still Hazy
  • Fri, 13 Oct 2017 03:18

Smoking: It's bad for you. Take the smoke out of smoking, though, and you might be on to something. That, at least, is the thought process behind new...

Yellowstone's Supervolcano Could Erupt in a 'Geologic Snap'
  • Fri, 13 Oct 2017 01:15

Should it ever erupt, a supervolcano beneath Yellowstone National Park could blanket North America in an ash cloud, wipe out communications, and alter...

Digital Maps Help Fight Epidemics
  • Thu, 12 Oct 2017 23:13

Have you ever thought that it would be possible to monitor drug overdoses, Zika cases or the spread of the flu in real time? Have you ever imagined th...

Haumea, the most peculiar of Pluto companions, has a ring around it
  • Thu, 12 Oct 2017 21:16

The trans-neptunian belt contains four dwarf planets, among which Haumea stands out for its extremely elongated shape and rapid rotation. A stellar oc...

Zookeeper Mauled to Death by Tiger Cubs
  • Thu, 12 Oct 2017 17:15

A pair of white tiger cubs in India fatally mauled a zookeeper who had been on the job for only a week, the Times of India reports. The keeper, who go...

109 Hippos Turn Up Dead in a Week
  • Thu, 12 Oct 2017 13:36

More than 100 hippos in Namibia, including some seen floating on their backs in shallow waterways this week, may have died from an anthrax outbreak th...

Giant exoplanet hunters: Look for debris disks
  • Thu, 12 Oct 2017 11:16

There's no map showing all the billions of exoplanets hiding in our galaxy -- they're so distant and faint compared to their stars, it's hard to find ...

Doctors Find Way to Halt Deadly Child Brain Disease
  • Thu, 12 Oct 2017 09:17

Without a risky bone-marrow transplant before symptoms appear, children with brain disease ALD can expect to live no longer than five years as nerve c...

Asteroid Passing Earth Thursday Won't Hit Us—Yet
  • Thu, 12 Oct 2017 07:21

The Earth will be having a close call—astronomically speaking—when a 65-foot-wide asteroid buzzes past on Thursday, the Christian Science Monitor ...

Wildfires: How They Form, And Why They're So Dangerous
  • Thu, 12 Oct 2017 05:16

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