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Understanding through Time: Early Life, Climate and Vaccines

Tue, 14 May 2019 13:00:00 GMT



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Thwarting a Protein Reverses Brain Decline in Aged Mice

Tue, 14 May 2019 16:15:00 GMT

Blocking an immune-related molecule lodged in blood vessels stops memory loss

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Organ Stealing and Slavery Rampant Among—Plankton? [Video]

Sun, 19 May 2019 19:00:00 GMT

Ocean microbes long thought to depend exclusively on eating turn out to have a solid, if sinister, Plan B

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How to Reverse the Assault on Science

Mon, 20 May 2019 11:00:00 GMT

We need to let non-scientists know that science isn't based on "proof," but rather on the practice of testing and checking one another's work

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"Bomb Carbon" Has Been Found in Deep-Ocean Creatures

Wed, 15 May 2019 10:45:00 GMT

The detection of this radioactive relic of nuclear weapons tests in a remote environment shows humanity’s far-reaching environmental impact

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Kid Climate Educators Open Adult Eyes

Wed, 15 May 2019 15:06:00 GMT

A study finds that kids, especially daughters, are effective at teaching their parents about climate issues.

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Should Scientists Keep Their Private Debates Private?

Tue, 14 May 2019 11:00:00 GMT

No—the give-and-take that happens behind the scenes is an essential part of the scientific process

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Moon Blobs, Collapsars and Long Planets

Sun, 19 May 2019 16:00:00 GMT

A roundup of recent research with astrobiological implications

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How Wild Should We Let the Solar System Be?

Tue, 21 May 2019 12:00:00 GMT

Experts argue that more than 85 percent of the solar system should be left untouched so that we can sustainably move off-world

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How to Be a Data-Driven Parent

Mon, 20 May 2019 10:45:00 GMT

Economist Emily Oster explains how to make the best decisions for your particular child, using the scientific evidence at hand

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Kavli and Nobel Laureates Tackle Science's Big Questions

Mon, 20 May 2019 14:15:00 GMT

Highlights from an hour-long panel of Kavli and Nobel prizewinners at the National Academy of Sciences

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Could a Single Live Vaccine Protect against a Multitude of Diseases?

Thu, 16 May 2019 12:00:00 GMT

A controversial theory holds that one immunization, given properly, can protect against many diseases besides its target

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Tiny Tyrannosaur Named the "Coyote King"

Sat, 18 May 2019 19:00:00 GMT

Fossils found in New Mexico reveal a carnivorous dinosaur from before the time of T. rex

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39 Years Ago Today: The Big Ba-Boom That Changed Volcanology

Sat, 18 May 2019 11:35:00 GMT

Thirty-nine years ago today, Mount St. Helens erupted in a rare lateral blast and changed volcanology forever

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Flat-Earthery, British Style

Wed, 15 May 2019 16:00:00 GMT

A new poll estimates flat-Earth belief in the U.K. at 1 percent

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The Concept of “Race” Is a Lie

Tue, 14 May 2019 16:00:00 GMT

Even the Ancient Greeks knew it

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Penguin Poop Helps Biodiversity Bloom in Antarctica

Tue, 14 May 2019 23:05:00 GMT

Ammonia from penguin poop gets carried on Antarctic winds, fertilizing mosses and lichens as far as a mile away. Christopher Intagliata reports. 

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From the Lunar Far Side, China's Rover Reveals Moon's Hidden Depths

Wed, 15 May 2019 17:00:00 GMT

The Chang’e-4 mission appears to have found material excavated from a frozen magma ocean far below the lunar surface

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Nobelist: Harness Evolution As Problem-Solving Algorithm

Fri, 17 May 2019 20:14:00 GMT

Frances Arnold, the Caltech scientist who shared the 2018 Nobel Prize in Chemistry, says evolution can show us how to solve problems of sustainability.

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What Prevents Pluto's Ocean from Freezing?

Tue, 21 May 2019 20:00:00 GMT

Layers of ice-like gas hydrates may insulate frigid ocean worlds across the cosmos

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11 Cool Things You Never Knew about Fireflies

Thu, 16 May 2019 11:00:00 GMT

They’re magical, yes, but there’s a dark side to those flickering spots of light—including, in some cases, “kleptoparasitism”

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Unread Books at Home Still Spark Literacy Habits

Thu, 16 May 2019 16:10:00 GMT

Growing up in a home filled with books enhances enhances intellectual capacity in later life, even if you don't read them all.

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Ancient Gum Gives Archaeologists Something to Chew On

Mon, 20 May 2019 23:45:00 GMT

Chewing gums discovered in western Sweden contain the oldest human DNA found in Scandinavia. Christopher Intagliata reports.

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A Journey through Gromov's Gap

Sat, 18 May 2019 16:00:00 GMT

Moon Duchin shares an abstract theorem with surprising connections to gerrymandering

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How to Become a Scientist Communicator

Wed, 15 May 2019 11:00:00 GMT

Opportunities are everywhere, and training opens the way

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