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'Ballooning' spiders leave behind sea of silk after flood in
Australia

'Ballooning' spiders leave behind sea of silk after flood...

The phenomenon is "surprisingly common" after floods, experts say.

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Third-largest diamond on Earth uncovered in Africa, miners
say

Third-largest diamond on Earth uncovered in Africa, miners...

The whopping stone measures 1,098 carats, just a bit less than the second-largest...

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Mysterious flashes of radio light come in two 'flavors,' new
survey finds

Mysterious flashes of radio light come in two 'flavors,'...

They might provide a new way to see the cosmos.

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Google Earth reveals the world's largest geoglyph

Google Earth reveals the world's largest geoglyph

A set of sinuous lines found in the Thar Desert of India may be the largest geoglyph...

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Pointy shoes destroyed rich people's feet in medieval
England

Pointy shoes destroyed rich people's feet in medieval England

People who followed a medieval fad of wearing pointy-toed shoes suffered severe...

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COVID-19 was spreading in the US by December 2019, mounting
evidence suggests

COVID-19 was spreading in the US by December 2019, mounting...

The new findings suggest the virus may have been circulating in Illinois as early...

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Antarctica was likely discovered 1,100 years before
Westerners 'found' it

Antarctica was likely discovered 1,100 years before Westerners...

An analysis of Māori oral traditions and artwork suggests that they found Antarctica...

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World's most powerful magnet begins journey to heart of
giant fusion experiment

World's most powerful magnet begins journey to heart of...

Engineers are preparing to move part of the world's most powerful magnet from the...

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Amazing astrophotography: How some of the most iconic space
images were captured

Amazing astrophotography: How some of the most iconic space...

These incredible space photos were taken using advanced techniques to reveal some...

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Astronomers discover largest-known spinning structures in
the universe

Astronomers discover largest-known spinning structures...

Tendrils of galaxies up to hundreds of millions of light-years long may be the largest...

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Gold miners discover giant skeletons of 3 woolly
mammoths

Gold miners discover giant skeletons of 3 woolly mammoths

Gold miners have discovered three partial skeletons of three woolly mammoths , which...

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Humpback whale swallows lobster diver before spitting him
out

Humpback whale swallows lobster diver before spitting him...

Humpback whales hunt by taking big lunges at groups of fish, so the encounter was...

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'Strange beast' in amber is a very weird lizard

'Strange beast' in amber is a very weird lizard

A tiny amber-locked skull that looks like a bird's is actually a lizard's, new fossil...

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Toxic hairy caterpillars invade Maine

Toxic hairy caterpillars invade Maine

The tiny caterpillars have thin poisonous hairs that can cause poison-ivy-like rashes...

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Novavax's COVID-19 shots are 90% effective, company
reports

Novavax's COVID-19 shots are 90% effective, company reports

The shots are 100% effective against moderate and severe infections.

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Having a baby: Stages of pregnancy by trimester

Having a baby: Stages of pregnancy by trimester

Pregnancy lasts about 40 weeks and is divided into three stages, or trimesters,...

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Earth's fifth ocean just confirmed

Earth's fifth ocean just confirmed

The Earth has finally attained popular recognition for its fifth ocean, with a decision...

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Huge sinkhole bursts open near underwater 'blowhole' in
South Australian coast

Huge sinkhole bursts open near underwater 'blowhole' in...

A large 40-foot-wide sinkhole opened suddenly near South Australia's ancient Limestone...

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Cottonmouth snakes: Facts about water moccasins

Cottonmouth snakes: Facts about water moccasins

Cottonmouths, or water moccasins, are venomous snakes in North America that display...

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Ancient people lived at German 'Stonehenge,' site of brutal
human sacrifices

Ancient people lived at German 'Stonehenge,' site of brutal...

The "German Stonehenge," a place for ritual events and possibly even human sacrifice,...

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Humans might be making genetic evolution obsolete

Humans might be making genetic evolution obsolete

A new study on human cultural evolution argues that humans evolve much faster as...

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Why do we have eyebrows and eyelashes?

Why do we have eyebrows and eyelashes?

What role do our eyebrows and eyelashes play?

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Breakthrough dengue-prevention strategy passes huge
trial

Breakthrough dengue-prevention strategy passes huge trial

The trial was conducted in Yogyakarta, Indonesia.

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Crows understand the 'concept of zero' (despite their bird
brains)

Crows understand the 'concept of zero' (despite their bird...

Researchers determined this with behavioral tests and recordings of the birds' brain...

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China's Mars rover Zhurong just snapped an epic
self-portrait on the Red Planet (photos)

China's Mars rover Zhurong just snapped an epic self-portrait...

China's Zhurong rover has sent a new batch of images to Earth — including a "family...

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Scientists unravel mystery of echidnas' bizarre 4-headed
penis

Scientists unravel mystery of echidnas' bizarre 4-headed...

Scientists have finally solved a longstanding mystery surrounding the bizarre 4-headed...

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100,000 star nurseries mapped in first-of-its-kind
survey

100,000 star nurseries mapped in first-of-its-kind survey

The researchers say that they want to use the survey to better understand our own...

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Will humans ever learn to speak whale?

Will humans ever learn to speak whale?

Cutting-edge technology is helping researchers collect and analyze whale communication.

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Does everyone have an inner monologue?

Does everyone have an inner monologue?

Does everyone have a monologue in their head?

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Climate 'tipping points' could push us past the
point-of-no-return after less than 2 degrees of warming

Climate 'tipping points' could push us past the point-of-no-return...

Nearly one-third of the 3 million simulations run by scientists showed disastrous...

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Summer School with Live Science: Lemon volcanoes

Summer School with Live Science: Lemon volcanoes

Live Science will explore the eruptive realm of acid-base chemistry in our new kids...

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Electrons 'surf' across space to create the northern lights,
new study finds

Electrons 'surf' across space to create the northern lights,...

Scientists found definitive proof that Alfven waves are accelerating electrons in...

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Boulders on asteroid Ryugu are surprisingly fluffy, Japan's
Hayabusa2 probe finds

Boulders on asteroid Ryugu are surprisingly fluffy, Japan's...

Boulders on asteroids can be three-quarters hollow or more, a discovery that could...

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See the 'Star of India,' decades after it was nabbed in a
heist

See the 'Star of India,' decades after it was nabbed in...

The American Museum of Natural History's Hall of Gems and Minerals is newly renovated...

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Dramatic images capture rapid slide of Antarctic
glacier

Dramatic images capture rapid slide of Antarctic glacier

Scientists studied the acceleration using high-res radar images, captured by satellites.

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Frozen mouse sperm that spent 6 years in orbit used to
conceive 8 healthy ‘space pups’

Frozen mouse sperm that spent 6 years in orbit used to...

Long-term storage on the International Space Station didn't cause DNA damage to...

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Hoover Dam reservoir reaches record-low water levels

Hoover Dam reservoir reaches record-low water levels

The low levels will likely require states to implement water-saving measures.

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Conservationists want to bring wily wolverines back to the
Rockies

Conservationists want to bring wily wolverines back to...

Scientists from the Wildlife Conservation Society are trying to help wolverines...

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The 'friendship paradox' doesn't always explain real
friendships, mathematicians say

The 'friendship paradox' doesn't always explain real friendships,...

Your friends are on average more popular than you are, according to a phenomenon...

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Woman gets rare cowpox infection from her pet cat

Woman gets rare cowpox infection from her pet cat

She received a drug approved for treating smallpox from the U.S. Strategic National...

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7,000-year-old letter seal found in Israel hints at ancient
long-distance trade

7,000-year-old letter seal found in Israel hints at ancient...

The tiny clay impression dates back 7,000 years and was likely used to seal and...

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What is the Milky Way?

What is the Milky Way?

Find out all the science of the Milky Way, including the size of our home galaxy,...

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Earth's core is growing 'lopsided' and scientists don't know
why

Earth's core is growing 'lopsided' and scientists don't...

New seismic models show that Earth's inner core may be growing faster in the east...

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Mood swings & mommy brain: The emotional challenges
of pregnancy

Mood swings & mommy brain: The emotional challenges...

A woman's emotional well-being and her mental outlook play important roles in pregnancy.

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New discovery could help take down drug-resistant
bacteria

New discovery could help take down drug-resistant bacteria

The team tested this new strategy in mice and lab dishes.

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Lemurs: A diverse group of endangered primates

Lemurs: A diverse group of endangered primates

Lemurs include a diverse group of primates, from sun-worshipping ring-tailed lemurs...

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Jupiter's largest moon revealed in stunning detail in first
close-up images in 20 years

Jupiter's largest moon revealed in stunning detail in first...

These are the first close-ups of Ganymede in over 20 years.

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Nuclear bomb detectors uncover secret population of blue
whales hiding in Indian Ocean

Nuclear bomb detectors uncover secret population of blue...

Scientists using sound recordings from underwater nuclear bomb detectors have discovered...

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'Ring of fire' solar eclipse wows skywatchers
(Photos)

'Ring of fire' solar eclipse wows skywatchers (Photos)

Here's a look at stunning images captured of the partial solar eclipse and the ring...

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Should 12-year-olds get the COVID-19 vaccine?

Should 12-year-olds get the COVID-19 vaccine?

The benefits of vaccinating young people against COVID-19 outweigh the risks, experts...

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Girl buried with finch in her mouth puzzles
archaeologists

Girl buried with finch in her mouth puzzles archaeologists

Archaeologists are trying to solve the mystery of a girl who was buried with the...

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These eels can swallow prey on land, thanks to extendable
jaws in their throats

These eels can swallow prey on land, thanks to extendable...

Most marine creatures get their meals in the water, but snowflake moray eels have...

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Physicists link 'quantum memories' in early step toward
quantum internet

Physicists link 'quantum memories' in early step toward...

Two novel demonstrations bring the backbone of the quantum internet, quantum repeaters,...

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Greenhouse gases: Causes, sources and environmental
effects

Greenhouse gases: Causes, sources and environmental effects

Greenhouse gases are atmospheric gases that absorb infrared radiation and trap heat...

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How to watch 'ring of fire' solar eclipse live or
online

How to watch 'ring of fire' solar eclipse live or online

Here's how to watch the June 10 solar eclipse in person or virtually.

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What does the devil look like?

What does the devil look like?

From the fallen angel to the horned goat, we trace 8 real historical images of Satan.

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Laughing gas may treat depression, small study
suggests

Laughing gas may treat depression, small study suggests

As many as one in three cases of depression are resistant to standard treatments....

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Physicists harness atomic 'dark states' to store
light

Physicists harness atomic 'dark states' to store light

Physicists used optical tweezers to capture their gas clouds.

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Record-breaking Aussie dinosaur was as long as a basketball
court

Record-breaking Aussie dinosaur was as long as a basketball...

The largest dinosaur from Australia was as long as a basketball court and taller...

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Russia threatens to leave International Space Station
program over US sanctions: reports

Russia threatens to leave International Space Station program...

Russia's space chief is threatening to leave the International Space Station program...

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A 'ring of fire' solar eclipse will bring a subdued sunrise
to the northeast US and Canada on Thursday

A 'ring of fire' solar eclipse will bring a subdued sunrise...

The sunrise eclipse on Thursday (June 10) will bring a striking image of a crescent...

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Hoard of silver coins may have been part of historic ransom
to save Paris

Hoard of silver coins may have been part of historic ransom...

A hoard of silver coins minted in the Carolingian Empire may have been part of a...

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Shackled skeleton may be first direct evidence of slavery in
Roman Britain

Shackled skeleton may be first direct evidence of slavery...

Iron shackles around a skeleton's legs secured the ankles with a padlock and may...

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Hunks of oceanic crust are wedged inside Earth's
mantle

Hunks of oceanic crust are wedged inside Earth's mantle

Earth's middle layer is chunky, like peanuts in a sea of caramel.

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How much does all the SARS-CoV-2 in the world weigh?

How much does all the SARS-CoV-2 in the world weigh?

If all the circulating SARS-CoV-2 particles were gathered together into one place,...

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Orcas 'attacked' humpback mother and calf. Now the calf is
missing.

Orcas 'attacked' humpback mother and calf. Now the calf...

Whale watchers in British Columbia recently witnessed a group of transient orcas...

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Inside of world's largest airship revealed in stunning
images

Inside of world's largest airship revealed in stunning...

New details about one of the world's largest aircraft, Airlander 10, reveal a spacious...

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Mysterious East Asians vanished during the ice age. This
group replaced them.

Mysterious East Asians vanished during the ice age. This...

People who lived in East Asia since at least 40,000 years ago disappeared during...

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How to make a solar eclipse viewer: Step-by-step photo
guide

How to make a solar eclipse viewer: Step-by-step photo...

Watch an upcoming solar eclipse indirectly with this home-made viewer.

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Boy gets burned by wet cement in rare case

Boy gets burned by wet cement in rare case

A 7-year-old boy who accidentally got wet cement all over his head and torso ended...

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Expect an Orwellian future if AI isn't kept in check,
Microsoft exec says

Expect an Orwellian future if AI isn't kept in check, Microsoft...

Speaking on the BBC show 'Panorama,' Microsoft's Brad Smith warned that unless checks...

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24,000-year-old 'zombies' revived and cloned from Arctic
permafrost

24,000-year-old 'zombies' revived and cloned from Arctic...

Arctic ice dating to 24,000 years ago held frozen microscopic animals called rotifers....

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Did a dark energy discovery just prove Einstein wrong? Not
quite.

Did a dark energy discovery just prove Einstein wrong?...

The Dark Energy Survey just released its most comprehensive results. But did they...

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Why are small dogs so fierce?

Why are small dogs so fierce?

There are a few possibilities for why small dogs can be so menacing.

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17 decapitated skeletons found at ancient Roman
cemetery

17 decapitated skeletons found at ancient Roman cemetery

Seventeen decapitated skeletons dating back about 1,700 years have been discovered...

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'Glacier blood' could be key to understanding impacts of
climate change

'Glacier blood' could be key to understanding impacts of...

An expedition to the French Alps is revealing the biology of "glacier blood" and...

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Jeff Bezos will fly on Blue Origin's 1st crewed
flight

Jeff Bezos will fly on Blue Origin's 1st crewed flight

The Amazon.com and Blue Origin founder announced on Instagram that he and his brother...

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Scientists puzzled by 'unexplained excess mass' lurking in
human chromosomes

Scientists puzzled by 'unexplained excess mass' lurking...

Human chromosomes weigh about 20 times heavier than the DNA within them. So where's...

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What was the deadliest day in US history?

What was the deadliest day in US history?

It's impossible to know for sure the deadliest day in U.S. history because you can...

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Is the COVID-19 vaccine causing rare myocarditis
cases?

Is the COVID-19 vaccine causing rare myocarditis cases?

Researchers in Israel say they've found a possible link between the Pfizer-BioNTech...

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Can we stop time?

Can we stop time?

Here's how we might stop the flow of time.

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Frozen mammoths, bog men and tar wolves: Here's how nature
preserves prehistoric creatures

Frozen mammoths, bog men and tar wolves: Here's how nature...

A mummified frozen cat, baby mammoths, an ancient bison and a young foal are just...

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'No evidence' UFOs are alien spacecraft, but they're not
American, Pentagon says

'No evidence' UFOs are alien spacecraft, but they're not...

In a new report, Pentagon officials claim they lack evidence that UFOs are from...

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How to watch the 'ring of fire' solar eclipse on
Thursday

How to watch the 'ring of fire' solar eclipse on Thursday

Don't miss the annular solar eclipse happening this Thursday, June 10.

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Frozen in time: 5 prehistoric creatures found trapped in
ice

Frozen in time: 5 prehistoric creatures found trapped in...

Here are 5 of the most famous prehistoric creatures found preserved in the frozen...

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Ancient 'magical' amulet used to ward off the 'evil eye'
rediscovered after 40 years

Ancient 'magical' amulet used to ward off the 'evil eye'...

A bronze amulet inscribed with the name of God and symbols for protection against...

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Weird nearby gamma-ray burst defies expectations

Weird nearby gamma-ray burst defies expectations

A team of scientists has gotten their best look yet at a gamma-ray burst, the most...

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Amateur archaeologist uncovers earliest known animal
carvings in Scotland

Amateur archaeologist uncovers earliest known animal carvings...

An amateur archaeologist recently uncovered the oldest known animal carvings in...

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Our galaxy is warped, and scientists have no idea
why

Our galaxy is warped, and scientists have no idea why

New study fuels a debate over whether the galaxy's warp is moving.

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What is a solar eclipse?

What is a solar eclipse?

Solar eclipses are some of nature's most dramatic celestial performances. Here's...

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AI drone may have 'hunted down' and killed soldiers in Libya
with no human input

AI drone may have 'hunted down' and killed soldiers in...

A UN report suggests that AI drones attacked human targets without any humans consulted...

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Mysterious event nearly wiped out sharks 19 million years
ago

Mysterious event nearly wiped out sharks 19 million years...

About 90% of sharks disappeared from the ancient oceans in less than 100,000 years,...

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Here's the most complete picture of the Milky Way's center
ever created

Here's the most complete picture of the Milky Way's center...

Made from nearly 400 separate observations, this new image of the Milky Way's center...

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Scientists reprogrammed bacteria to be immune to
viruses

Scientists reprogrammed bacteria to be immune to viruses

The technology could be used in many fields, from drug development to materials...

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SpaceX launches new solar arrays to space station, nails
rocket landing at sea

SpaceX launches new solar arrays to space station, nails...

SpaceX launched its 17th rocket of the year today (June 3), sending a robotic Dragon...

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Pentagon's long-awaited UFO report to Congress due this
month

Pentagon's long-awaited UFO report to Congress due this...

U.S. lawmakers called for an official assessment of UFO sightings in December, and...

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2 types of flu viruses may have gone extinct

2 types of flu viruses may have gone extinct

If true, officials could have an easier time picking the strains of flu viruses...

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Mysterious protein makes human DNA morph into different
shapes

Mysterious protein makes human DNA morph into different...

Human and mosquito cell nuclei have their own shapes, and researchers can mold one...

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Adorable 'chocolate frog' discovered in crocodile-infested
swamp

Adorable 'chocolate frog' discovered in crocodile-infested...

Scientists cataloging tree frogs in New Guinea stumbled across a never-before-seen...

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Elephants inhale water at 330 mph

Elephants inhale water at 330 mph

Suction in elephants' trunks is more powerful than scientists thought, about 30...

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20 of the most bizarre stories from the bible

20 of the most bizarre stories from the bible

From a talking donkey to a man being eaten by a giant fish, the Bible has no shortage...

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China is gaining ground in space. Should the US be
concerned?

China is gaining ground in space. Should the US be concerned?

Are China's recent activities in space cause for U.S. concern?

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Mass grave of WWII massacre victims could be hiding under
field in Singapore

Mass grave of WWII massacre victims could be hiding under...

Archeologists are investigating a lawn that's thought to cover the mass grave of...

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11 children diagnosed with new form of ALS

11 children diagnosed with new form of ALS

The researchers have pinpointed a gene that seems to cause this form of the disease.

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Christian monks may have buried this treasure to dupe the
Vikings

Christian monks may have buried this treasure to dupe the...

A hoard discovered in Scotland was likely buried by a bishop hoping to outwit the...

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1st matter in the universe may have been a perfect
liquid

1st matter in the universe may have been a perfect liquid

Scientists have recreated the first matter that appeared after the Big Bang in the...

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Hubble telescope spies lopsided spiral galaxy deformed by
gravity

Hubble telescope spies lopsided spiral galaxy deformed...

A galaxy considered by astronomers among the strangest in the known Universe has...

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Lost in space? Here's a new method to find your way back
home.

Lost in space? Here's a new method to find your way back...

Space is big — really big. And if you want to successfully navigate the interstellar...

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International space station hit by orbital debris in 'lucky
strike' (video)

International space station hit by orbital debris in 'lucky...

A piece of space junk smacked into the robotic arm on the International Space Station,...

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Sunken cities: Discover real-life 'Atlantis' settlements
hidden beneath the waves

Sunken cities: Discover real-life 'Atlantis' settlements...

Explore the submerged cities to discover why they didn’t survive the test of time.

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Coronavirus variants to be named using Greek letters, WHO
says

Coronavirus variants to be named using Greek letters, WHO...

The new names do not replace the variants' scientific names, but serve as an easy...

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Tons of toxic pellets blanket Sri Lanka beaches, causing
environmental disaster

Tons of toxic pellets blanket Sri Lanka beaches, causing...

A burning container ship dumped tons of plastic debris onto Sri Lanka's beaches,...

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China reports first known human case of H10N3 bird
flu

China reports first known human case of H10N3 bird flu

No additional cases of human infection were identified, according to China's National...

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Hurricane season kicks off. Expect higher-than-normal storm
activity.

Hurricane season kicks off. Expect higher-than-normal storm...

The 2021 Atlantic hurricane season has officially begun, and it's expected to bring...

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COVID-19 can infiltrate insulin-producing cells in the
pancreas, study suggests

COVID-19 can infiltrate insulin-producing cells in the...

The finding still needs to be validated with further research.

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'Bonanza' gold veins in rocks finally explained

'Bonanza' gold veins in rocks finally explained

Scientists now think they understand how gold can form veins thicker than a man's...

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Is Latin a dead language?

Is Latin a dead language?

Latin is alive and well, but Julius Caesar might struggle to understand its modern...

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'Wandering meatloaf' creature has teeth of iron

'Wandering meatloaf' creature has teeth of iron

The tiny teeth of the 'wandering meatloaf' mollusk have a mineral never before seen...

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Wild Tasmanian devils born on mainland Australia for 1st
time in 3,000 years

Wild Tasmanian devils born on mainland Australia for 1st...

Conservationists have confirmed the birth of seven wild Tasmanian devil joeys in...

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Scientists show how LSD blows open the doors of
perception

Scientists show how LSD blows open the doors of perception

The study shows that the drug profoundly lowers the usual brain’s usual barriers,...

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Pyramid-shaped mound holding 30 corpses may be world's
oldest war monument

Pyramid-shaped mound holding 30 corpses may be world's...

A huge burial mound holding the corpses of at least 30 warriors in Syria could be...

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Why do mosquitoes buzz in our ears?

Why do mosquitoes buzz in our ears?

Here's why mosquitoes buzz around our heads ... and our feet.

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Giant tortoise thought extinct for a century discovered on
Galapagos island

Giant tortoise thought extinct for a century discovered...

A giant tortoise in the Galápagos Islands that was thought to have gone extinct...

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NASA's Curiosity rover spots strange, colorful clouds on
Mars

NASA's Curiosity rover spots strange, colorful clouds on...

NASA's Curiosity rover just spotted a strange type of wispy cloud over its Gale...

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'Magic' jar holding dismembered chicken used as a curse in
ancient Athens

'Magic' jar holding dismembered chicken used as a curse...

A 2,300-year-old ceramic jar filled with the bones of a dismembered chicken was...

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What's the biggest freshwater fish in the world?

What's the biggest freshwater fish in the world?

Biologists recently caught a 7-foot-long sturgeon in the U.S. but there are much...

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Arrowhead from biblical battle discovered in Goliath's
hometown

Arrowhead from biblical battle discovered in Goliath's...

A bone arrowhead found in the ancient Philistine city of Gath may have been fired...

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Do animals hug each other?

Do animals hug each other?

Comfort, consolation and conflict avoidance are just some of the reasons animals...

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Human life span may have an 'absolute limit' of 150
years

Human life span may have an 'absolute limit' of 150 years

Humans may be able to live for between 120 and 150 years, but no longer than this...

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Dark matter map reveals new filaments connecting
galaxies

Dark matter map reveals new filaments connecting galaxies

A new map of the local universe created with machine learning reveals filaments...

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Human brain: Facts, functions & anatomy

Human brain: Facts, functions & anatomy

The human brain is the command center for the human nervous system.

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1947 'alien autopsy' film frame is up for auction as an
NFT

1947 'alien autopsy' film frame is up for auction as an...

A film frame allegedly showing the autopsy of an extraterrestrial that crash-landed...

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Aboriginal memory technique may work better than Sherlock's
'memory palace'

Aboriginal memory technique may work better than Sherlock's...

An Aboriginal memory technique that uses narrative and geography may outperform...

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These worker ants drag their queens to far-off bachelor pads
to mate

These worker ants drag their queens to far-off bachelor...

This is the first time that third-party matchmaking has been observed in non-humans.

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Huge egg from extinct dwarf emu found in sand dune

Huge egg from extinct dwarf emu found in sand dune

The egg of a dwarf emu that's been extinct for 200 years was found in a sand dune...

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Fluffy ball of darkinos could be lurking at the center of
the Milky Way

Fluffy ball of darkinos could be lurking at the center...

The supermassive black hole in the center of our galaxy may not be a black hole...

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Ancient Judeans ate non-kosher fish, archaeologists
find

Ancient Judeans ate non-kosher fish, archaeologists find

Fish that don't have fins and scales are considered non-kosher according to the...

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Diabetes vaccine shows promise for some patients in early
trial

Diabetes vaccine shows promise for some patients in early...

In an early trial, a vaccine for type 1 diabetes showed promise in helping preserve...

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Glow-in-the-dark baby squid and tardigrades to be blasted
into space

Glow-in-the-dark baby squid and tardigrades to be blasted...

Scientists hope to identify the genes that the animals use to adapt to extreme environments.

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Cancer-causing chemical found in 78 sunscreen
products

Cancer-causing chemical found in 78 sunscreen products

The FDA should better define limits for benzene in sunscreen, the company said.

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Oldest gold artifact in southwest Germany found

Oldest gold artifact in southwest Germany found

Archaeologists have discovered the oldest gold artifact in southwest Germany, a...

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Blood Supermoon Lunar Eclipse wows skywatchers around the
world (photos)

Blood Supermoon Lunar Eclipse wows skywatchers around the...

Here are photos of May's Supermoon Lunar Eclipse, including of the rusty red moon...

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Handwritten Einstein letter containing famous E=mc2 equation
sells for $1.2 million

Handwritten Einstein letter containing famous E=mc2 equation...

A letter written by Albert Einstein to a rival physicist, including a rare example...

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Satellites may have been underestimating the planet's
warming for decades

Satellites may have been underestimating the planet's warming...

Satellite observations of different climate variables don't quite add up, suggesting...

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Influential panel recommends removing '14-day rule' on
lab-grown embryos

Influential panel recommends removing '14-day rule' on...

Individual governments and regulatory bodies will now discuss if and how to follow...

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1918 flu mutated to become deadlier in later waves,
century-old lungs reveal

1918 flu mutated to become deadlier in later waves, century-old...

The influenza virus that caused the 1918 pandemic mutated into variants, much like...

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What is quantum entanglement?

What is quantum entanglement?

Quantum entanglement is one of the uber-bizarre phenomena seen when things get itty-bitty....

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ER visits declined during pandemic. But that wasn't a bad
thing, study suggests.

ER visits declined during pandemic. But that wasn't a bad...

The new findings suggest that people may have been overusing the ER before the pandemic.

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6 sacrificial pits filled with artifacts reveal rituals of
ancient Chinese kingdom

6 sacrificial pits filled with artifacts reveal rituals...

Archaeologists have discovered six sacrificial pits containing about 500 artifacts,...

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Madagascar may be a secret stronghold for 'living fossil'
fish

Madagascar may be a secret stronghold for 'living fossil'...

Madagascar may be the ancestral home of coelacanths, 'living fossil' fish once thought...

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How much energy can be created at one time?

How much energy can be created at one time?

How much energy can be created at one time without losing control?

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Great white shark population off California's coast is
growing

Great white shark population off California's coast is...

The population of great white sharks in Northern California is around 300 and growing.

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$1.2 million worth of rare, stolen cactuses confiscated and
returned to Chile

$1.2 million worth of rare, stolen cactuses confiscated...

Officials have returned stolen cactuses to Chile, after recovering the rare plants...

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Honeybee 'Trojan horse' virus relies on bees' habit of
cannibalizing their young

Honeybee 'Trojan horse' virus relies on bees' habit of...

An increasingly virulent pathogen is turning hygienic cannibalism on its head.

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Where's Wally? Iceberg-hopping walrus is now 2,600 miles
from home

Where's Wally? Iceberg-hopping walrus is now 2,600 miles...

Wally was blasted by an air horn and hosed down by lifeboat crews in Wales, and...

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Super Flower Blood Moon eclipse: How to watch early
Wednesday morning

Super Flower Blood Moon eclipse: How to watch early Wednesday...

Here's how to watch May's total lunar eclipse.

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Mary, Queen of Scots' rosary beads stolen in English castle
heist

Mary, Queen of Scots' rosary beads stolen in English castle...

A number of valuable artifacts — including "irreplaceable" prayer beads belonging...

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What are Homo sapiens?

What are Homo sapiens?

All living humans are Homo sapiens. Here's what scientists know about the origin...

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A dozen ultra-high-energy particle accelerators discovered
in the Milky Way

A dozen ultra-high-energy particle accelerators discovered...

New observations help astronomers hone in on a long-standing mystery about where...

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New study turns our understanding of ice upside down

New study turns our understanding of ice upside down

The physics of ice are more complicated than you might expect.

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Low testosterone in men linked to more severe
COVID-19

Low testosterone in men linked to more severe COVID-19

Men with low testosterone levels may be more likely to have severe COVID-19, a small...

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How to watch the Super Flower Blood Moon Eclipse
online

How to watch the Super Flower Blood Moon Eclipse online

Catch totality, even if you're far away from it.

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Most kids with inflammatory COVID-19 syndrome are recovered
by 6 months

Most kids with inflammatory COVID-19 syndrome are recovered...

The study is the first to follow children with the syndrome, called MIS-C, for as...

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Flowers use the smell of death to lure and imprison coffin
flies

Flowers use the smell of death to lure and imprison coffin...

This is the first time that a flower has been found to mimic the scent of dead insects,...

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Spherical UFO plunges into the ocean in US Navy
footage

Spherical UFO plunges into the ocean in US Navy footage

A clip of a mysterious spherical object hovers over the horizon, in footage released...

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1st measurement of a neutron 'skin' is unlocking the secrets
of exploded stars

1st measurement of a neutron 'skin' is unlocking the secrets...

The thickness of a lump of lead can teach us about the mysterious husks of exploded...

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Universal coronavirus vaccine is highly effective in
monkeys

Universal coronavirus vaccine is highly effective in monkeys

Researchers developed a "pan-coronavirus" vaccine, designed to protect against many...

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Mushrooms on Mars? 5 unproven claims that alien life
exists

Mushrooms on Mars? 5 unproven claims that alien life exists

A recent study claims to have found evidence for mushroom-like life forms on the...

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Dead baby orca reveals harmful chemical levels in killer
whales

Dead baby orca reveals harmful chemical levels in killer...

Eight dead whales found in Norway had high levels of chemicals, including banned...

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Oldest spiral galaxy in the universe captured in fuzzy
photo

Oldest spiral galaxy in the universe captured in fuzzy...

Astronomers have identified the universe's oldest spiral galaxy from a blurry image...

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Wuhan lab workers were sick in November 2019, intelligence
suggests

Wuhan lab workers were sick in November 2019, intelligence...

A new report finds that three Wuhan Institute of Virology staffers fell ill in November...

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Genes from algae helped a blind man recover some of his
vision

Genes from algae helped a blind man recover some of his...

The man was diagnosed with a degenerative eye disease 40 years ago.

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Huge cemetery with at least 250 rock-cut tombs discovered in
Egypt

Huge cemetery with at least 250 rock-cut tombs discovered...

About 250 tombs, some with fancy layouts and hieroglyphics, have been discovered...

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Curiosity rover on Mars spotted from space as it climbs
'Mont Mercou' (video)

Curiosity rover on Mars spotted from space as it climbs...

NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter captured a dramatic image last month of Curiosity...

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Was Einstein wrong? Why some astrophysicists are questioning
the theory of space-time

Was Einstein wrong? Why some astrophysicists are questioning...

To better understand the universe, we may need to kill off one of the most important...

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US investigating handful of myocarditis cases following
COVID-19 vaccination

US investigating handful of myocarditis cases following...

There may not be any link, as the condition is somewhat common.

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Why do we grow more hair on our heads than on our
bodies?

Why do we grow more hair on our heads than on our bodies?

Why aren't humans covered in dark, scruffy body hair, like apes are?

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Congo's Mount Nyiragongo volcano blows its top, sending
thousands fleeing across border

Congo's Mount Nyiragongo volcano blows its top, sending...

The Congo's Mount Nyiragongo erupted Saturday night (May 22), sending thousands...

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What determines a person's height?

What determines a person's height?

It's overwhelmingly genes, but DNA alone can't make you tall.

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Forest ranger stumbles onto garden of ancient beasts in
California foothills

Forest ranger stumbles onto garden of ancient beasts in...

A park ranger wandering through a petrified forest in California has unearthed a...

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Some of the universe's stars have gone missing. But where
did they go?

Some of the universe's stars have gone missing. But where...

An international team of astronomers is on the hunt for objects that should be impossible.

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Some Brood X cicadas will be sex-crazed zombies with
disintegrating butts

Some Brood X cicadas will be sex-crazed zombies with disintegrating...

A number of now-emerging Brood X cicadas will fall victim to a zombifying fungus...

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Do goldfish really have a 3-second memory?

Do goldfish really have a 3-second memory?

Goldfishes actually have memories that can last for weeks, months and even years.

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New coronavirus found, and it jumped from dogs to
people

New coronavirus found, and it jumped from dogs to people

The researchers detected the new virus in a sample obtained from a child diagnosed...

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Why does the moon turn red during a total lunar
eclipse?

Why does the moon turn red during a total lunar eclipse?

During the so-called Super Flower Blood Moon lunar eclipse, the face of the moon...

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Human-like robot creates creepy self-portraits

Human-like robot creates creepy self-portraits

A robotic artist powered by AI algorithms has created realistic self-portraits that...

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Scientists just dug the deepest ocean hole in
history

Scientists just dug the deepest ocean hole in history

Researchers just sunk a drill 5 miles below the Pacific Ocean's surface to dig the...

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How a weird theory of gravity could break
cause-and-effect

How a weird theory of gravity could break cause-and-effect

New research has found a critical flaw in modified gravity theories: They allow...

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Florida airport monkeys are the descendants of zoo
escapees

Florida airport monkeys are the descendants of zoo escapees

Genetic research reveals that wild African monkeys of a locally famous colony are...

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Watch this stunning new simulation of a star being
born

Watch this stunning new simulation of a star being born

Astrophysicists are using the simulation to learn how stars form, how they arrange...

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Total lunar eclipse this Wednesday will make supermoon turn
blood red

Total lunar eclipse this Wednesday will make supermoon...

May's full supermoon will turn a rusty red during the total lunar eclipse.

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Scientists find 'missing link' behind first human
languages

Scientists find 'missing link' behind first human languages

"Iconic vocalizations" may have been the missing link that allowed the first human...

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Too much TV may be bad for your long-term brain
health

Too much TV may be bad for your long-term brain health

The researchers used TV viewing as a proxy for sedentary behavior.

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Tiny 'hearts' self-assemble in lab dishes and even beat like
the real thing

Tiny 'hearts' self-assemble in lab dishes and even beat...

The new heart organoids offer a unique way to study early human development.

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World's first nuclear bomb test created rare, otherworldly
crystal

World's first nuclear bomb test created rare, otherworldly...

America's first nuclear bomb test in 1945 created a rare 'quasicrystal' never seen...

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Finding those delightful Brood X cicadas: Here's how

Finding those delightful Brood X cicadas: Here's how

Brood X cicadas, also known as the Great Eastern Brood, are ready for their closeup.

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Bizarre, polka-dotted blob washes ashore in North
Carolina

Bizarre, polka-dotted blob washes ashore in North Carolina

A weird polka-dotted blob that washed ashore in North Carolina has finally been...

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Brace yourself for an 'above normal' hurricane season in
2021, NOAA predicts

Brace yourself for an 'above normal' hurricane season in...

NOAA has adjusted its count for an "average" hurricane season, but 2021 storm formation...

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Vaginal birth vs. C-Section: Pros & cons

Vaginal birth vs. C-Section: Pros & cons

A woman can deliver her baby either by vaginal birth or a C-section. Here are the...

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Jane Goodall says humanity's 'disrespect of the natural
world' brought on the pandemic

Jane Goodall says humanity's 'disrespect of the natural...

Goodall made the comments after winning the prestigious 2021 Templeton Prize.

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How does time work?

How does time work?

From the beginning of the universe to the present day, it's one of the few things...

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Can the universe learn?

Can the universe learn?

The universe could be teaching itself how to evolve into a better, more stable,...

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Tardigrades can survive being shot out of a high-speed
gun

Tardigrades can survive being shot out of a high-speed...

Tardigrades, those adorable, chubby water bears, are notoriously hardy — and they...

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Duke of Brittany hid image of dead wife in 15th-century
prayer book

Duke of Brittany hid image of dead wife in 15th-century...

A hidden image in an ornately illustrated 15th-century prayer book reveals that...

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China unveils 1st Mars photos from Zhurong rover

China unveils 1st Mars photos from Zhurong rover

China has released the first photographs taken by its Zhurong rover, which touched...

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Roman-era skeleton found near Mount Vesuvius may be from
famous rescue mission

Roman-era skeleton found near Mount Vesuvius may be from...

The skeleton of a Roman-era skeleton found near Mount Vesuvius may be from the famous...

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Solar Orbiter captures its 1st video of eruption on the
sun

Solar Orbiter captures its 1st video of eruption on the...

A sun-studying spacecraft nabbed its first footage of a solar outburst before its...

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Iconic 'Darwin's Arch' in the Galapagos has crashed into the
sea

Iconic 'Darwin's Arch' in the Galapagos has crashed into...

Erosion has caused the top of Darwin's Arch to crumble away.

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Egg-laying mammals and peacock spiders: Meet some of
Australia's weirdest creatures

Egg-laying mammals and peacock spiders: Meet some of Australia's...

Some of the world's strangest species can be found down under, from dolphin-tailed...

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UFO answers coming soon? The Pentagon to report on
mysterious sightings.

UFO answers coming soon? The Pentagon to report on mysterious...

We could soon start getting answers to some vexing UFO questions.

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Hindenburg disaster's earliest moments captured in newly
released footage

Hindenburg disaster's earliest moments captured in newly...

A bystander captured a view of the burning Hindenburg airship in a location apart...

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Horses: Domestic, feral and wild

Horses: Domestic, feral and wild

There are hundreds of different breeds of horse, from the slender Thoroughbred racehorses,...

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World's largest iceberg breaks off of Antarctica

World's largest iceberg breaks off of Antarctica

Scientists will continue to closely monitor the iceberg, which could pose a risk...

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'Black fungus' treatment runs short in India as new cases of
infection emerge

'Black fungus' treatment runs short in India as new cases...

The Indian government is working to increase the nation's supply of amphotericin...

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Frederick Douglass: The slave who became a statesman

Frederick Douglass: The slave who became a statesman

How did Frederick Douglass, an enslaved man from Maryland, become an international...

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Giant figure etched into English hillside could be
1,000-year-old portrait of a naked god

Giant figure etched into English hillside could be 1,000-year-old...

A giant carved into an English hill could be a pagan reaction to Christian domination,...

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'Zombie wildfires' that smoldered beneath the snow in
Siberia are raging again

'Zombie wildfires' that smoldered beneath the snow in Siberia...

Hundreds of fires are raging across Russia, giving this year's wildfire season an...

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4.5 billion-year-old particles from the sun lurk in Earth's
core and mantle

4.5 billion-year-old particles from the sun lurk in Earth's...

Are there particles from ancient solar winds hanging out in Earth's core and mantle?

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This optical illusion tricks you into seeing different
colors. How does it work?

This optical illusion tricks you into seeing different...

This image is an example of the Munker-White illusion.

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Tooth sensitivity: Causes and remedies

Tooth sensitivity: Causes and remedies

Tooth sensitivity is a common dental problem that involves discomfort or pain in...

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Signs of labor: 6 clues baby is coming soon

Signs of labor: 6 clues baby is coming soon

Every labor story is different, but there are definitely signs that can let you...

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US Space Force blasts missile-warning satellite into orbit
around Earth

US Space Force blasts missile-warning satellite into orbit...

The U.S. Space Force launched a giant rocket Tuesday (May 18) carrying a satellite...

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Albert Einstein's lost letter to British engineer suggests
'unknown physics' in animal behavior

Albert Einstein's lost letter to British engineer suggests...

In a newly discovered letter written by Albert Einstein, the renowned physicist...

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Ecuadorian shrunken head used in 1979 movie 'Wise Blood' was
real, experts say

Ecuadorian shrunken head used in 1979 movie 'Wise Blood'...

A tsantsa, or shrunken head, that was brought to the U.S. in the 1940s has been...

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Milky Way lights up Guiana spaceport in stunning time-lapse
video

Milky Way lights up Guiana spaceport in stunning time-lapse...

The Milky Way galaxy glistens over the launchsite of Europe's new heavy-lift rocket...

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World's oldest cave art, including famous hand stencils,
being erased by climate change

World's oldest cave art, including famous hand stencils,...

Some of the world's earliest cave art is degenerating at an "alarming rate" due...

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How much time does humanity have left?

How much time does humanity have left?

Statistics tell us that individuals are most likely to be somewhere around the middle...

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'Library of the Great Silence' invites E.T. to share
long-term survival strategies

'Library of the Great Silence' invites E.T. to share long-term...

Intelligent aliens will soon have a space here on Earth where they can share how...

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Mysterious neurological symptoms are appearing in US
diplomats and spies around the world

Mysterious neurological symptoms are appearing in US diplomats...

Approximately 60 U.S. personnel stationed around the world have complained of mysterious...

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Photos: 10 extraordinary ocean worlds in our solar
system

Photos: 10 extraordinary ocean worlds in our solar system

Pack your bathing costume — our solar neighborhood is much wetter than you think.

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Rare silver coin portraying King Charles I discovered in a
field in Maryland

Rare silver coin portraying King Charles I discovered in...

An almost 400-year-old silver coin found in a field in Maryland suggests that the...

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Strange single-celled life-form has a truly bizarre
genome

Strange single-celled life-form has a truly bizarre genome

The genome of the plankton Symbiodinium microadriaticum is arranged in a very peculiar...

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Deep-sea fish with lightbulb on its head mysteriously washes
ashore in California

Deep-sea fish with lightbulb on its head mysteriously washes...

The bizarre creature is normally found at ocean depths of around 3,000 feet.

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What is Darwin's Theory of Evolution?

What is Darwin's Theory of Evolution?

Charles Darwin's theory of evolution and natural selection isn't an idea with holes....

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Zombie mink slaughtered due to coronavirus are 'rising' from
mass graves

Zombie mink slaughtered due to coronavirus are 'rising'...

Gases excreted by the decomposing mink had pushed the carcasses up through the ground.

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8 Supreme Court decisions that changed US families

8 Supreme Court decisions that changed US families

From rulings on marriage, contraception and mental illness in family members, to...

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Grotesque 'good luck' lamp from Roman Jerusalem is missing
half its face

Grotesque 'good luck' lamp from Roman Jerusalem is missing...

The 2,000-year-old oil lamp may have been buried below an ancient building as a...

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Plate tectonics are 3.6 billion years old, oldest minerals
on Earth reveal

Plate tectonics are 3.6 billion years old, oldest minerals...

The hidden chemistry of ancient zircon crystals has revealed the age of Earth's...

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Did these horned dinosaurs talk to each other with
low-pitched sounds?

Did these horned dinosaurs talk to each other with low-pitched...

Paleontologists discovered fossils of a plant-eating dinosaur that belonged to a...

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Mars may still be volcanically active, study finds

Mars may still be volcanically active, study finds

Evidence of what may be the youngest eruption seen yet on Mars suggests the Red...

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Space launch traffic may influence mysterious night-shining
clouds in Earth's atmosphere

Space launch traffic may influence mysterious night-shining...

A NASA-funded study is giving scientists insight into how "night-shining clouds"...

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NASA's Perseverance rover on Mars has found some mysterious
rocks (photos)

NASA's Perseverance rover on Mars has found some mysterious...

For the past five weeks, Perseverance has been focused primarily on supporting and...

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Rarely seen supersized moth with 10-inch wingspan found at
Australian school

Rarely seen supersized moth with 10-inch wingspan found...

A gigantic moth that is almost never seen by humans was recently found on a building...

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Weird chromosome loss found in these creeping voles

Weird chromosome loss found in these creeping voles

Creeping voles lost their Y chromosome, but they don't seem to be missing the sex...

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Do animals laugh?

Do animals laugh?

Human laughter may trace its evolutionary beginnings to vocalizations made during...

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Male parasitic wasp can sniff out female mates ready to
burst from their hosts

Male parasitic wasp can sniff out female mates ready to...

Male parasitic wasps emerge from their hosts a few hours earlier than females, making...

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More accurate clocks may add more disorder to the universe,
scientists say

More accurate clocks may add more disorder to the universe,...

The researchers found the result by studying a tiny, jiggling membrane. Their experiment...

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The 5 mass extinction events that shaped the history of
Earth — and the 6th that's happening now

The 5 mass extinction events that shaped the history of...

The death of the dinosaurs was just one of five global events that saw millions...

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Prominent scientists call for more investigation into
origins of coronavirus

Prominent scientists call for more investigation into origins...

The origins of SARS-CoV-2 have been hotly debated.

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Why is the King James Bible so popular?

Why is the King James Bible so popular?

Why do people still use the King James Bible, which was translated in the early...

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China's Yutu 2 rover about to 'wake up' on the far side of
the moon

China's Yutu 2 rover about to 'wake up' on the far side...

China's plucky Yutu 2 rover is about to wake up and continue to explore the far...

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Scientist find a loophole in Heisenberg's uncertainty
principle

Scientist find a loophole in Heisenberg's uncertainty principle

The micron-sized drum apparatus used by the two teams has applications from probing...

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Distant star drowns its partner in gas, forming gorgeous
'Necklace Nebula'

Distant star drowns its partner in gas, forming gorgeous...

NASA shared an image of the stunning Necklace Nebula, created by two stars locked...

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Who built the Egyptian pyramids?

Who built the Egyptian pyramids?

Ancient text on papyri is shedding light on the lives of the pyramid builders.

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China's 1st Mars rover 'Zhurong' lands on the Red
Planet

China's 1st Mars rover 'Zhurong' lands on the Red Planet

China just successfully landed its first rover on Mars, becoming only the second...

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Could we build a real-life Jurassic Park?

Could we build a real-life Jurassic Park?

Advances in science could make it possible to bring the dinosaurs back to life.

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Pigs can breathe through their butts. Can humans?

Pigs can breathe through their butts. Can humans?

Assuming humans can also breathe with their intestines, the finding may have clinical...

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Condors won't stop visiting (and trashing) this California
woman's house. Here's why.

Condors won't stop visiting (and trashing) this California...

More than a dozen condors have been paying daily visits to a home in Tehachapi,...

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Chernobyl's nuclear fuel is 'smoldering' again and could
explode

Chernobyl's nuclear fuel is 'smoldering' again and could...

Tons of nuclear waste in the ruined basement of Chernobyl's Unit Four reactor are...

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Herodotus lied about famous Greek battle against Carthage,
new study finds

Herodotus lied about famous Greek battle against Carthage,...

The ancient Greeks used mercenaries in a key battle, contrary to what the famed...

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This chain reaction could explain rare blood clots linked to
some COVID-19 vaccines

This chain reaction could explain rare blood clots linked...

While plausible, this hypothesis still needs to be confirmed.

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Rare plutonium from space found in deep-sea crust

Rare plutonium from space found in deep-sea crust

A rare type of plutonium has been found in the crust below the deep sea, offering...

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Astronauts may finally start cleaning their space underwear
(with microbes)

Astronauts may finally start cleaning their space underwear...

Bacterial compounds could provide antimicrobial protection in undergarments shared...

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After a Chinese zoo covered up a leopard escape, 100
chickens are searching for the big cat

After a Chinese zoo covered up a leopard escape, 100 chickens...

A China zoo covered up this leopard's escape. And now, three weeks later, they have...

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Is war in space inevitable?

Is war in space inevitable?

What conditions could lead to clashes in space? Is such a situation a given, or...

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7-foot 'monster' sturgeon found in Detroit River could be
over 100 years old

7-foot 'monster' sturgeon found in Detroit River could...

Scientists surveying the Detroit River caught a monstrous sturgeon weighing 240...

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'Folded' iron sword found in a Roman soldier's grave was
part of a pagan ritual

'Folded' iron sword found in a Roman soldier's grave was...

A "killed," or folded iron sword was discovered in the grave of a Roman mercenary...

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A mysterious 'hum' vibrates interstellar space. Voyager 1
has a recording of it.

A mysterious 'hum' vibrates interstellar space. Voyager...

The Voyager 1 spacecraft has captured the gentle 'hum' of interstellar space.

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40 tombs with humans buried in pots discovered in
Corsica

40 tombs with humans buried in pots discovered in Corsica

An ancient necropolis with 40 tombs, including cylindrical jars filled with human...

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China launches more classified Yaogan satellites into
orbit

China launches more classified Yaogan satellites into orbit

China conducted two launches of classified Yaogan satellites in the last week while...

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Cats love boxes so much they'll even sit in fake
ones

Cats love boxes so much they'll even sit in fake ones

Cats like boxes so much, they will even climb into the illusion of a box, scientists...

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Church of the Holy Sepulchre's mysterious 'graffiti' crosses
may not be what they seem

Church of the Holy Sepulchre's mysterious 'graffiti' crosses...

Who carved the thousands of crosses into the walls of the Church of the Holy Sepulchre...

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See how the brain wobbles with each heartbeat in incredible
new videos

See how the brain wobbles with each heartbeat in incredible...

Using a new MRI technique, scientists captured amazing 3D footage.

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Da Vinci ‘Head of a Bear’ could sell for over $16 million at
upcoming auction

Da Vinci ‘Head of a Bear’ could sell for over $16 million...

A small sketch of a bear's head by Leonardo da Vinci may sell for up to $16.9 million...

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Woman gets 6 doses of COVID-19 vaccine at once

Woman gets 6 doses of COVID-19 vaccine at once

She did not experience any serious side effects from the vaccine overdose.

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Alcohol made from radioactive Chernobyl apples seized by
Ukraine government

Alcohol made from radioactive Chernobyl apples seized by...

The first batch of Atomik, an artisanal spirit made from apples grown near Chernobyl,...

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Medieval shrine gets stone carving of face wearing a
COVID-19 mask

Medieval shrine gets stone carving of face wearing a COVID-19...

Visitors to a newly-restored shrine in the St. Albans Cathedral will be greeted...

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Astronomers keep finding mysterious circular rings in the
sky and don't know how to explain them

Astronomers keep finding mysterious circular rings in the...

Mysterious circular objects in the distant universe are challenging for astronomers...

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Baby minke whale euthanized after getting trapped in Thames
River

Baby minke whale euthanized after getting trapped in Thames...

The injured baby whale slipped free from rescuers on Monday morning, and became...

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Hapless star 'spaghettified' by black hole. And astronomers
capture the gory show in a first.

Hapless star 'spaghettified' by black hole. And astronomers...

A star that’s being “spaghettified” has been observed by astronomers. The star’s...

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Meet the marine worm with 100 butts that can each grow eyes
and a brain

Meet the marine worm with 100 butts that can each grow...

A marine worm from waters near Australia has a branching body that divides into...

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'Imaginary' numbers are real (sort of)

'Imaginary' numbers are real (sort of)

Imaginary numbers have real meaning in the world of quantum mechanics, where they...

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A hidden continent birthed a new subduction zone near New
Zealand

A hidden continent birthed a new subduction zone near New...

A new subduction zone south of New Zealand formed when tectonic forces brought a...

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Earthquake early warning system uses AI to predict
shaking

Earthquake early warning system uses AI to predict shaking

A new deep-learning approach to predict earthquake shaking could lead to better...

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Wartime submarine 'HMS Urge' identified, quashing conspiracy
theories of sub's secret mission

Wartime submarine 'HMS Urge' identified, quashing conspiracy...

Divers have confirmed the identity of the wreck of a British submarine called HMS...

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Potentially fatal 'black fungus' infections on the rise in
India's COVID-19 patients

Potentially fatal 'black fungus' infections on the rise...

The relatively rare infection, called mucormycosis, usually occurs in those with...

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Never-ending detonations could blast hypersonic craft into
space

Never-ending detonations could blast hypersonic craft into...

A never-ending detonation could be the key to hypersonic flight and space planes...

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SpaceX launches 60 Starlink satellites in record 10th
liftoff (and landing) of reused rocket

SpaceX launches 60 Starlink satellites in record 10th liftoff...

A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket launched 60 Starlink internet satellites into orbit early...

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FDA okays emergency use of Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine for
young teens

FDA okays emergency use of Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine for...

On Monday, the Food and Drug Administration extended emergency approval for the...

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All hail 'Emperor Dumbo,' the newest species of
deep-dwelling octopus

All hail 'Emperor Dumbo,' the newest species of deep-dwelling...

A new species of Dumbo octopus, nicknamed the Emperor Dumbo, has been dredged up...

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Why does 'emotional pain' hurt?

Why does 'emotional pain' hurt?

R.E.M. wasn't singing about backaches or sprained ankles.

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Huge Chinese rocket booster falls to Earth over Arabian
Peninsula

Huge Chinese rocket booster falls to Earth over Arabian...

The 23-ton core stage of a Chinese Long March 5B booster crashed back to Earth Saturday...

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Do other animals get heart attacks?

Do other animals get heart attacks?

Humans may be heart-attack-prone because of a mutation that keeps us from making...

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Jurassic squid got murdered mid-meal, leaving this epic
fossil behind

Jurassic squid got murdered mid-meal, leaving this epic...

About 180 million years ago, a shark likely attacked a squid-like creature eating...

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You can see the International Space Station (and China's
Tianhe, too) in the night sky this weekend

You can see the International Space Station (and China's...

You can see two space stations in the night sky this weekend, China's Tianhe and...

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What does it take to become an astronaut?

What does it take to become an astronaut?

Will it help if you've trained at the North Pole?

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Is there a pattern to the universe?

Is there a pattern to the universe?

For decades, cosmologists have wondered if the large-scale structure of the universe...

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Smithsonian inspects first US astronaut's space capsule,
suit 60 years on

Smithsonian inspects first US astronaut's space capsule,...

In the 60 years since they made history, Alan Shepard's spacesuit and Mercury capsule...

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No, men don't learn toxic masculinity from their
fathers

No, men don't learn toxic masculinity from their fathers

A man's lack of friends may predict whether he will embrace toxic masculinity, while...

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Was a humongous Cascadia earthquake just one of
many?

Was a humongous Cascadia earthquake just one of many?

An earthquake of approximately magnitude 9 in 1700 in Cascadia could have instead...

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Pfizer/BioNTech take first step toward full approval for
COVID-19 vaccine

Pfizer/BioNTech take first step toward full approval for...

Pfizer and BioNTech applied to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for full approval...

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Gargantuan Chinese rocket core will slam through the
atmosphere on Saturday, officials predict

Gargantuan Chinese rocket core will slam through the atmosphere...

A Chinese rocket core is tumbling uncontrolled through orbit, and may crash through...

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Giant sequoia tree still smoldering 9 months after
devastating California wildfires

Giant sequoia tree still smoldering 9 months after devastating...

A giant sequoia tree in California's Sequoia National Park is still smoldering months...

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Tiny dinosaur that looked like an owl hunted like one,
too

Tiny dinosaur that looked like an owl hunted like one,...

A small desert-dwelling theropod dinosaur named Shuvuuia had excellent night vision,...

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Fossil 'balls' are 1 billion years old and could be Earth's
oldest known multicellular life

Fossil 'balls' are 1 billion years old and could be Earth's...

Tiny fossils from the northern Highlands of Scotland preserve the oldest evidence...

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Stunning hoard of Bronze Age jewelry discovered by local
hiker in Sweden

Stunning hoard of Bronze Age jewelry discovered by local...

A hiker discovered one of the largest Bronze Age hoards in Sweden.

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First remains from doomed 19th-century Arctic expedition
identified

First remains from doomed 19th-century Arctic expedition...

In a first, researchers have matched the DNA of a living descendent to the remains...

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Roswell UFO crash: What is the truth behind the 'flying
saucer' incident?

Roswell UFO crash: What is the truth behind the 'flying...

Did an unidentified flying object really crash land at a New Mexico ranch in 1947,...

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First bottle of wine 'aged in space' is for sale at
Christie’s

First bottle of wine 'aged in space' is for sale at Christie’s

A bottle of merlot that spent a year aboard the International Space Station is up...

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Ancient turtle with a frog face sucked down its prey
millions of years ago

Ancient turtle with a frog face sucked down its prey millions...

A newly discovered species of extinct ancient turtle uncovered in Madagascar is...

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First genetically modified mosquitoes released in US

First genetically modified mosquitoes released in US

The modified mosquitoes should mate with local populations and undermine the survival...

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What's the minimum number of people needed to survive an
apocalypse?

What's the minimum number of people needed to survive an...

There are many ways the world could end, from all-out nuclear war to a giant asteroid...

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Doctors successfully treat rare J&J blood clot, case
report shows

Doctors successfully treat rare J&J blood clot, case...

Doctors have successfully treated a patient who developed very rare blood clots...

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Who Was Napoleon Bonaparte?

Who Was Napoleon Bonaparte?

The chaos of the French Revolution allowed Bonaparte to use his military prowess...

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Oldest deliberate burial of a human in Africa
discovered

Oldest deliberate burial of a human in Africa discovered

A tiny grave holding the remains of a 3-year-old child is now the oldest deliberate...

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US birth rate plunged in 2020

US birth rate plunged in 2020

Last year's birth rate was another record low for the country.

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Eating too much salt could mess with your immune
cells

Eating too much salt could mess with your immune cells

Eating too much salt may reduce the amount of energy that immune system cells can...

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MDMA-assisted therapy for PTSD one step closer to FDA
approval

MDMA-assisted therapy for PTSD one step closer to FDA approval

Barring results from an additional trial, the treatment could be approved within...

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Divers discover massive thigh bone from Ice Age mammoth in
Florida river

Divers discover massive thigh bone from Ice Age mammoth...

Two amateur archaeologists diving in the Peace River of Florida found an Ice Age...

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Physicists get close to taming the chaos of the 'three-body
problem'

Physicists get close to taming the chaos of the 'three-body...

The intractable "three-body problem" gets closer to being solved with breakthrough...

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Decapitated worms 'see' with their headless bodies

Decapitated worms 'see' with their headless bodies

Microscopic worms called planarians can detect light with their bodies, after scientists...

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King Solomon's mines in Spain? Not likely, experts
say.

King Solomon's mines in Spain? Not likely, experts say.

A maritime archaeologist has put forward a bold theory — that King Solomon financed...

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Mustangs: Facts about America's 'wild' horses

Mustangs: Facts about America's 'wild' horses

Mustang horses roam freely across the western United States and are a symbol of...

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This Muppet-faced frogmouth is the 'most Instagrammable
bird' on Earth

This Muppet-faced frogmouth is the 'most Instagrammable...

Researchers scoured more than 27,000 bird photos on Instagram to see which ones...

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Young green turtles tracked to 'lost years' hideaway

Young green turtles tracked to 'lost years' hideaway

A new study shows where green sea turtle hatchlings go after leaving the beach.

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Hobbits and other early humans not 'destructive agents' of
extinction, scientists find

Hobbits and other early humans not 'destructive agents'...

Modern humans are largely responsible for countless extinctions, but early humans...

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Watch a black hole tear a star to bits in epic new
animation

Watch a black hole tear a star to bits in epic new animation

An animation depicts the gory details of a black hole devouring a star.

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8 extremely rare 'millisecond pulsars' discovered inside
globular clusters

8 extremely rare 'millisecond pulsars' discovered inside...

Scientists using South Africa's MeerKAT radio telescope have detected 8 new millisecond...

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Why do nuts and grains go bad?

Why do nuts and grains go bad?

Even if they don't get moldy, nuts and grains can go bad. Why is that?

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Astronomers chart invisible ocean of dark matter swirling
outside the Milky Way

Astronomers chart invisible ocean of dark matter swirling...

Astronomers are hoping to use the wake of stars to test the existing theories of...

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Mystery of a fancy-pants Viking noble's long-lost bones
solved by archaeologists in Denmark

Mystery of a fancy-pants Viking noble's long-lost bones...

Archaeologists recently located the remains of the elite Viking that were excavated...

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How many bubbles are in a glass of beer?

How many bubbles are in a glass of beer?

Scientists recently counted the bubbles produced by dissolved carbon dioxide in...

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Lightest-known form of uranium created

Lightest-known form of uranium created

Scientists have discovered a new type of uranium that is the lightest ever known.

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World's 1st multinode quantum network is a breakthrough for
the quantum internet

World's 1st multinode quantum network is a breakthrough...

Researchers say the new network will be unhackable and able to coordinate systems...

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Possible new type of glacier just discovered on Mars

Possible new type of glacier just discovered on Mars

Unusual landforms on Mars' Arcadia Planitia appear to be debris-covered glaciers...

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Rome's Colosseum, site of violent gladiator battles, to get
new high-tech floor

Rome's Colosseum, site of violent gladiator battles, to...

The project will be completed in 2023.

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Mother rejoices after her child's successful spina bifida
surgery in the womb

Mother rejoices after her child's successful spina bifida...

Spina bifida is a birth defect that affects the spine and brain.

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Massive Chinese rocket core to make uncontrolled reentry
over Earth in coming days

Massive Chinese rocket core to make uncontrolled reentry...

The core of a giant Chinese Long March 5B rocket could fall through the atmosphere...

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Do snakes have ears?

Do snakes have ears?

Snakes have anatomy that helps them hear, you just can't see it when they slither...

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Images: 10 incredible volcanoes in our solar system

Images: 10 incredible volcanoes in our solar system

These violent openings are windows into the inner workings and origins of our neighboring...

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Which animal has the stretchiest mouth?

Which animal has the stretchiest mouth?

The animal kingdom is filled with stretchy mouths, from hamster cheeks to blue whale...

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Details of stunning Maya acropolises and sophisticated
civilization revealed by laser scans

Details of stunning Maya acropolises and sophisticated...

The Maya managed their resources well for centuries before abandoning their cities.

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Dark matter could be destroying itself inside the bellies of
exoplanets

Dark matter could be destroying itself inside the bellies...

Researchers propose learning more about dark matter by looking for its effects inside...

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Mysterious 7,000-year-old stone structures may be part of
prehistoric cattle cult

Mysterious 7,000-year-old stone structures may be part...

Sprawling rectangular structures scattered across northwest Arabia and dating back...

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'Untouched' Bronze Age tomb containing human remains and a
mysterious stone found in Ireland

'Untouched' Bronze Age tomb containing human remains and...

An ancient tomb thought to date back more than 3,000 years has been discovered in...

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How scientists caught footage of 'the kraken' after
centuries of searching

How scientists caught footage of 'the kraken' after centuries...

A new study looks at how scientists captured the world's first (and second) recordings...

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First-known pregnant mummy discovered

First-known pregnant mummy discovered

Researchers have discovered the world's first-known pregnant mummy, dating from...

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Stratolaunch flies world's largest airplane on 2nd test
flight

Stratolaunch flies world's largest airplane on 2nd test...

Stratolaunch's Roc carrier plane, which is being groomed to haul hypersonic vehicles...

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Novel coronavirus really is seasonal, study suggests

Novel coronavirus really is seasonal, study suggests

Findings don't mean that summer weather will eliminate COVID-19; but it may give...

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Post-apocalyptic, abandoned Chernobyl could become a World
Heritage site

Post-apocalyptic, abandoned Chernobyl could become a World...

Ukrainian officials propose that the desolate exclusion zone around Chernobyl, site...

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110 ancient Egyptian tombs, including baby burials, found
along Nile

110 ancient Egyptian tombs, including baby burials, found...

Archaeologists have unearthed 110 ancient Egyptian tombs, many holding the remains...

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Massive DDT dumping ground found off the Los Angeles coast
is bigger than anyone thought

Massive DDT dumping ground found off the Los Angeles coast...

A survey recently mapped a vast industrial dumping ground in the ocean basin between...

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SpaceX rocket launches another 60 Starlink satellites, nails
its 7th landing at sea

SpaceX rocket launches another 60 Starlink satellites,...

A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket launched a new batch of 60 Starlink internet satellites...

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Copy of famous Teotihuacan structure discovered in Maya
city

Copy of famous Teotihuacan structure discovered in Maya...

A miniature version of Teotihuacan's Citadel has been uncovered in Tikal, raising...

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Stars made of antimatter could exist in the Milky
Way

Stars made of antimatter could exist in the Milky Way

Astronomers try to solve the mystery of antihelium by searching for antistars.

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Space junk is blocking our view of the stars, scientists
say

Space junk is blocking our view of the stars, scientists...

The increasing number of satellites and space debris orbiting Earth could prevent...

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Baby mantis shrimp throw knockout punches at 9 days
old

Baby mantis shrimp throw knockout punches at 9 days old

Larvae punch slower than adults can, but still strike far faster than their prey...

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Some viruses have a mysterious 'Z' genome

Some viruses have a mysterious 'Z' genome

Some bacteria-invading viruses carry around DNA with a different letter — Z — that...

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Mystery of extinct horned crocodile solved after 150
years

Mystery of extinct horned crocodile solved after 150 years

Scientists have solved a 150-year-old mystery surrounding the classification of...

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Medieval sword unearthed in Poland might be from Battle of
Grunwald

Medieval sword unearthed in Poland might be from Battle...

This sword may have belonged to one of the battle's 66,000 troops.

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Meteorite that landed in Botswana tracked to its birthplace
in the asteroid belt

Meteorite that landed in Botswana tracked to its birthplace...

The space rock fragments originally came from Vesta, scientists concluded.

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'Plain of Jars', one of the most mysterious archaeological
sites, reveals its true age

'Plain of Jars', one of the most mysterious archaeological...

The mysterious Plain of Jars in northern Laos — a landscape dotted with massive...

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Study of nearly every glacier on Earth shows ice loss is
speeding up

Study of nearly every glacier on Earth shows ice loss is...

A new study assessed more than 200,000 glaciers around the world.

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Earth's crust is way, way older than we thought

Earth's crust is way, way older than we thought

Earth's continents have been leaking nutrients into the ocean for at least 3.7 billion...

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These 'creativity genes' allowed humans to take over the
world

These 'creativity genes' allowed humans to take over the...

Creativity could be one of the main reasons Homo sapiens survived and dominated...

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Michael Collins, Apollo 11 pilot, dies at age 90

Michael Collins, Apollo 11 pilot, dies at age 90

Collins piloted the Apollo 11 command module as his crewmates walked on the Moon.

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Chernobyl's liquidators didn’t pass on radiation damage to
their children

Chernobyl's liquidators didn’t pass on radiation damage...

Exposure to Chernobyl radiation increased the risk of thyroid cancer by breaking...

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Woman swallows fish bone, it migrates into her neck

Woman swallows fish bone, it migrates into her neck

The woman was eating wolf herring when she experienced "excruciating pain over the...

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'Pizzly' bear hybrids are spreading across the Arctic thanks
to climate change

'Pizzly' bear hybrids are spreading across the Arctic thanks...

The hybrids may have an advantage over polar bears because their jaws enable them...

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Climate change has been altering Earth's axis for at least
30 years

Climate change has been altering Earth's axis for at least...

Glacial melt caused by climate change is redistributing weight on the planet, leading...

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Mars helicopter Ingenuity goes long distance in 3rd flight
on Red Planet

Mars helicopter Ingenuity goes long distance in 3rd flight...

Ingenuity aced its third-ever Martian flight early Sunday morning (April 25), adding...

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'Crazy worms' have invaded the forests of 15 states, and
scientists are worried

'Crazy worms' have invaded the forests of 15 states, and...

Highly invasive jumping worms or 'crazy worms' have been found in 15 states, and...

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Vaccines neutralize New York coronavirus variant in lab
dishes

Vaccines neutralize New York coronavirus variant in lab...

The studies analyzed antibodies drawn from vaccinated people.

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Huge Delta IV Heavy rocket launches US spy satellite to
orbit

Huge Delta IV Heavy rocket launches US spy satellite to...

A new U.S. spy satellite launched into space Monday afternoon (April 26) on the...

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Arctic sponges crawl around the seafloor and leave bizarre
brown trails to prove it

Arctic sponges crawl around the seafloor and leave bizarre...

For the first time, researchers have captured images of bizarre brown trails on...

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7 solar system worlds where the weather is crazy

7 solar system worlds where the weather is crazy

What's the weather like on other worlds? Expect methane rain, global haboobs and...

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Highly effective malaria vaccine could be a game-changer,
early trial suggests

Highly effective malaria vaccine could be a game-changer,...

A new malaria vaccine showed to be 77% effective in early clinical trials, the first...

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370-year-old gold ring may have honored beheaded
earl

370-year-old gold ring may have honored beheaded earl

A metal detectorist has discovered a gold ring dating to the English Civil War.

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Leonardo da Vinci didn’t carve the notorious 'Flora' bust,
experts find

Leonardo da Vinci didn’t carve the notorious 'Flora' bust,...

New analysis of a bust attributed to Leonardo da Vinci has determined that the famed...

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Am I pregnant? 12 early signs of pregnancy

Am I pregnant? 12 early signs of pregnancy

A woman's body goes through a number of changes in the earliest stages of pregnancy....

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Cuckoo bird has crossed the Sahara 10 times in 5
years

Cuckoo bird has crossed the Sahara 10 times in 5 years

Scientists began tracking the bird in 2016.

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Can our brains help prove the universe is conscious?

Can our brains help prove the universe is conscious?

Leading scientists have long pondered how matter gives rise to our subjective experience...

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Vikings carved a massive boat into this volcanic cave to
ward off the apocalypse

Vikings carved a massive boat into this volcanic cave to...

The Vikings may have carved this mysterious boat structure into an Icelandic cave...

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US military picks 3 companies to test nuclear propulsion
above low-Earth orbit

US military picks 3 companies to test nuclear propulsion...

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) has picked three big space...

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Anglerfish are stranger than science fiction

Anglerfish are stranger than science fiction

Deep-sea anglerfish are some of the most bizarre animals of the ocean.

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300 million-year-old 'Godzilla shark' identified as new
species, gets a new name

300 million-year-old 'Godzilla shark' identified as new...

Scientists have finally classified and named the ancient 'Godzilla shark' which...

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A piece of space junk zipped by SpaceX's Dragon capsule on
its way to the space station

A piece of space junk zipped by SpaceX's Dragon capsule...

A piece of space debris passed unexpectedly close by SpaceX's Crew Dragon capsule...

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Mars helicopter Ingenuity snaps epic photo of rover tracks,
will attempt 3rd flight Sunday

Mars helicopter Ingenuity snaps epic photo of rover tracks,...

NASA's history-making Mars helicopter Ingenuity will make its third Red Planet flight...

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Pregnancy diet & nutrition: What to eat, what not to
eat

Pregnancy diet & nutrition: What to eat, what not to...

These healthy foods and beverages should be part of a healthy diet to provide a...

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Silver coins unearthed in New England may be loot from one
of the 'greatest crimes in history'

Silver coins unearthed in New England may be loot from...

A handful of Arabian silver coins found in New England may be the last surviving...

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What is the most genetically diverse species?

What is the most genetically diverse species?

Genetic diversity helps organisms adapt to environmental changes.

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A student's physics project could make quantum computers
twice as reliable

A student's physics project could make quantum computers...

A remarkably simple change in the codes used to correct errors in quantum computers...

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Pelican rescued from Deepwater Horizon disaster flies
hundreds of miles home

Pelican rescued from Deepwater Horizon disaster flies hundreds...

Even today, the Gulf Coast still suffers from the effects of the oil spill. But...

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Small NASA rocket will study boundary of interstellar
space

Small NASA rocket will study boundary of interstellar space

For a few brief minutes, a suborbital rocket from NASA has an ambitious plan to...

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An ancient coronavirus swept across East Asia 25,000 years
ago

An ancient coronavirus swept across East Asia 25,000 years...

An ancient coronavirus may have infected the ancestors of people living in modern-day...

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Pink supermoon will light up the night this Monday

Pink supermoon will light up the night this Monday

The Pink Moon, the second largest full moon of the year, will light up the sky from...

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Newfound species of amphibious giant centipede named for
woman cursed by the gods

Newfound species of amphibious giant centipede named for...

Researchers recently described a new species of amphibious giant centipede in an...

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Russia wants to build its own space station to replace the
ISS, state officials say

Russia wants to build its own space station to replace...

Russia is building modules for a new space station, which could potentially replace...

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'Exotic compact objects' could soon break physics, new study
suggests

'Exotic compact objects' could soon break physics, new...

Gravitational wave detectors could soon uncover hints of new physics from exotic...

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Iron Age warriors bent the swords of their defeated enemies,
ancient hoard reveals

Iron Age warriors bent the swords of their defeated enemies,...

A metal detectorist uncovered more than 100 artifacts dating to the Iron Age at...

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'Brazil nut puzzle' cracked by researchers

'Brazil nut puzzle' cracked by researchers

The research isn't all for nutting; scientists say it will help a number of industries,...

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Enormous Antarctic iceberg that became an internet star
finally melts away

Enormous Antarctic iceberg that became an internet star...

Iceberg A68, an enormous hunk of ice that broke off Antarctica in 2017, has finally...

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One of Earth's nearest stars may be a dark matter
factory

One of Earth's nearest stars may be a dark matter factory

A hunt for hypothetical axions streaming from Betelgeuse turns up empty but helps...

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Gladiator arena from Roman era unearthed in Turkey

Gladiator arena from Roman era unearthed in Turkey

Up to 20,000 people likely cheered and jeered as they watched gladiator and wild...

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Vandals sack Roman-era estate and bathhouse just discovered
in UK

Vandals sack Roman-era estate and bathhouse just discovered...

Soon after archaeologists unearthed an estate from the Roman Empire in the U.K.,...

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Mosasaurus: Apex ocean predator of the dinosaur age

Mosasaurus: Apex ocean predator of the dinosaur age

Mosasaurus was one of the largest members of the mosasaur family, which were the...

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Never mind outrunning a T. rex — you could probably outwalk
it

Never mind outrunning a T. rex — you could probably outwalk...

New simulations calculated T. rex speed from the motion of its swaying tail, finding...

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Tarantulas conquered Earth by spreading over a
supercontinent, then riding its broken pieces across the
ocean

Tarantulas conquered Earth by spreading over a supercontinent,...

Around 120 million years ago, tarantulas first appeared on the Gondwana supercontinent...

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10 stunning natural wonders of the world you need to
visit

10 stunning natural wonders of the world you need to visit

Some of the best locations nature has to offer, from an island teeming with dragons...

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Wee footprint of baby stegosaur discovered in China

Wee footprint of baby stegosaur discovered in China

The smallest stegosaur footprint ever found has been discovered in China, and suggests...

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NASA's Mars helicopter Ingenuity takes off on historic 1st
powered flight on another world

NASA's Mars helicopter Ingenuity takes off on historic...

NASA's Ingenuity helicopter lifted off on the Red Planet early this morning (April...

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Were the first humans superpredators?

Were the first humans superpredators?

A new hypothesis suggests that humans were hypercarnivores more than 2 million years...

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Scientists probe mystery of 'thunderstorm asthma' event that
sent thousands to the ER

Scientists probe mystery of 'thunderstorm asthma' event...

A new model digs into the mystery of why this occurred.

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Thousands of tons of microplastics are swirling around in
the atmosphere, study finds

Thousands of tons of microplastics are swirling around...

A new study has measured the number of microplastics in the atmosphere and modeled...

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What was the Deepwater Horizon disaster?

What was the Deepwater Horizon disaster?

In April 2010, the Deepwater Horizon oil rig in the Gulf of Mexico exploded, killing...

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Oldest American, Hester Ford, dies, leaving 120
great-great-grandchildren

Oldest American, Hester Ford, dies, leaving 120 great-great-grandchildren

Available census reports give conflicting accounts of Ford's birth year.

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Scientists created the whitest paint ever

Scientists created the whitest paint ever

Engineers have created the whitest paint ever, and they think it can help fight...

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UK researchers will deliberately reinfect people with
COVID-19 in new 'challenge study'

UK researchers will deliberately reinfect people with COVID-19...

All of the participants will be quarantined and monitored closely.

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Watch two black holes bend the daylights out of spacetime in
this trippy NASA visualization

Watch two black holes bend the daylights out of spacetime...

A simulated binary system animation shows how extreme gravity warps two black holes...

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Dying white dwarf stars may explode like a nuclear
bomb

Dying white dwarf stars may explode like a nuclear bomb

When a white dwarf star explodes as a supernova, it may be detonating like a nuclear...

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Scientists paint best portrait yet of closest known fast
radio burst

Scientists paint best portrait yet of closest known fast...

Scientists have uncovered more details about perhaps the most famous repeating fast...

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Can a night owl turn into an early bird?

Can a night owl turn into an early bird?

What steps can night owls take to become early birds?

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Russia is going back to the moon this year

Russia is going back to the moon this year

Russia is revisiting its Soviet space heritage for a new series of missions that...

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US drug overdose deaths surged during COVID-19
lockdowns

US drug overdose deaths surged during COVID-19 lockdowns

U.S. overdose deaths surged during the first half of the COVID-19 pandemic, according...

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Why were the ancient Egyptians obsessed with cats?

Why were the ancient Egyptians obsessed with cats?

If cats were loved, why were so many sacrificed?

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Tiny Jurassic 'Monkeydactyl' has the oldest pair of thumbs
on Earth

Tiny Jurassic 'Monkeydactyl' has the oldest pair of thumbs...

Researchers unearthed the fossil of a pterosaur with opposable thumbs, making it...

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How to watch the Lyrid meteor shower

How to watch the Lyrid meteor shower

The Lyrid meteor shows will light up the skies from April 16 to April 30. Here's...

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As many as 2.5 billion Tyrannosaurus rexes once stalked
Earth

As many as 2.5 billion Tyrannosaurus rexes once stalked...

Digging deep into T.rex's history helped researchers determine how many of these...

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Glowing, red-eyed rat fetus is global photo contest's
gorgeously creepy winner

Glowing, red-eyed rat fetus is global photo contest's gorgeously...

Butterfly wing scales, neurons, dividing cells and more showcased the beauty of...

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Trained dogs can smell coronavirus in your pee

Trained dogs can smell coronavirus in your pee

Dogs can sniff out SARS-CoV-2 in urine samples with 96% accuracy, according to a...

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To become queen, these ants shrink their brains and balloon
their ovaries (then, they reverse it)

To become queen, these ants shrink their brains and balloon...

The researchers say that brain plasticity like this may not just be a trick of the...

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Man's energy drink habit lands him in the hospital with
heart failure

Man's energy drink habit lands him in the hospital with...

The findings add to a growing body of evidence linking energy drink consumption...

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Prehistoric cannibal victim found in death cave ID'ed as a
young girl

Prehistoric cannibal victim found in death cave ID'ed as...

"The Boy of Gran Dolina," a young individual in the extinct Homo antecessor species...

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How are asteroids, space weather and space debris detected
before they hit Earth?

How are asteroids, space weather and space debris detected...

The European Space Agency’s Space Situational Awareness program is tackling the...

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Will we ever know exactly how the universe ballooned into
existence?

Will we ever know exactly how the universe ballooned into...

Physicists have long been unable to describe what happened just after the Big Bang...

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Part-human, part-monkey embryos grown in lab dishes

Part-human, part-monkey embryos grown in lab dishes

The advance brings up some ethical questions.

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COVID-19 booster shots may be needed within 12 months, US
officials say

COVID-19 booster shots may be needed within 12 months,...

People vaccinated against COVID-19 may require booster shots within nine to 12 months...

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Bizarre neck bones helped pterosaurs support their
giraffe-size necks and huge heads

Bizarre neck bones helped pterosaurs support their giraffe-size...

Pterosaur neck vertebrae had an incredible internal structure.

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Leaving middle seat empty lowers COVID-19 spread on planes,
modeling suggests

Leaving middle seat empty lowers COVID-19 spread on planes,...

Leaving middle seats empty on airplanes helps reduce COVID exposure to passengers,...

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Alphabet's 'missing link' possibly discovered

Alphabet's 'missing link' possibly discovered

An alphabetic inscription written on a jar fragment found at the site of Tel Lachish...

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Pet dog buried 6,000 years ago is earliest evidence of its
domestication in Arabia

Pet dog buried 6,000 years ago is earliest evidence of...

Archaeologists in Saudi Arabia have uncovered bones at a burial site that reveal...

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Telescope lasers could give humanity an edge in war against
space junk

Telescope lasers could give humanity an edge in war against...

Space junk is a growing problem. Scientists want to fight it with lasers that can...

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Your most distant cousin doesn't even have an anus

Your most distant cousin doesn't even have an anus

No animal is less related to you than a sea sponge, and they've got the genes and...

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Experts worried after 4 dead gray whales wash up around San
Francisco

Experts worried after 4 dead gray whales wash up around...

Four dead gray whales have washed up in San Francisco Bay in eight days, prompting...

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Ancient people may have created cave art while
hallucinating

Ancient people may have created cave art while hallucinating

Stone age people may have deliberately ventured into oxygen-depleted caves to paint...

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Knife-wielding spider god mural unearthed in Peru

Knife-wielding spider god mural unearthed in Peru

Archaeologists in Peru are taking steps to preserve and study a 3,200-year-old temple...

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Is Bigfoot real? You likely already know the answer.

Is Bigfoot real? You likely already know the answer.

Despite a lack of hard evidence, some people believe that Bigfoot, also called Sasquatch,...

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Antarctica's 'Doomsday Glacier' close to tipping point,
unmanned sub reveals

Antarctica's 'Doomsday Glacier' close to tipping point,...

Thwaites Glacier has lost 595 billion tons of ice since the 1980s. If it collapses...

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What is an adenovirus?

What is an adenovirus?

Find out everything about adenoviruses, from what they are and what symptoms to...

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'Magic mushroom' compound may work just as well as
antidepressants, small study finds

'Magic mushroom' compound may work just as well as antidepressants,...

The study adds to a growing body of research on the potential benefits of psilocybin...

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World's largest rabbit missing, presumed stolen

World's largest rabbit missing, presumed stolen

A Flemish Giant rabbit named Darius is missing. He is the largest rabbit on Earth.

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Millions of tons of nuclear wastewater from Fukushima will
be dumped into the sea

Millions of tons of nuclear wastewater from Fukushima will...

The Japanese government announced plans to dump more than 1 million tons of treated...

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100,000-year-old Neanderthal footprints show children
playing in the sand

100,000-year-old Neanderthal footprints show children playing...

Fossilized footprints on a beach in Spain were made about 100,000 years ago by a...

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US may pause J&J coronavirus vaccines due to rare
cases of blood clots

US may pause J&J coronavirus vaccines due to rare cases...

The CDC and FDA are recommending a pause in administering the J&J vaccine to investigate...

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A third of Antarctic ice shelves could collapse at current
pace of warming

A third of Antarctic ice shelves could collapse at current...

A third of Antarctica's vast offshore ice shelves would risk collapse into the ocean...

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Fireball meteor burns up over South Florida

Fireball meteor burns up over South Florida

The meteor was spotted at about 10 p.m. local time on April 12.

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After 48-year search, physicists discover ultra-rare 'triple
glueball' particle

After 48-year search, physicists discover ultra-rare 'triple...

A never-before-seen particle known as the odderon has revealed itself in the hot...

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Mom & baby giraffe trapped on a sinking island
rescued in months-long operation

Mom & baby giraffe trapped on a sinking island rescued...

A months-long rescue operation transported the last of nine stranded giraffes to...

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Long-necked dinosaurs migrated hundreds of miles, 'stomach
stones' reveal

Long-necked dinosaurs migrated hundreds of miles, 'stomach...

During the Jurassic period, long-necked dinosaurs gulped down pink stones and then...

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Strange blue structures glow on Mars in new NASA
image

Strange blue structures glow on Mars in new NASA image

A lovely new image of the Martian north pole shows the Red Planet streaked with...

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UK coronavirus variant not more deadly, just spreads more
easily, studies find

UK coronavirus variant not more deadly, just spreads more...

The findings contradict some early research from U.K. health officials.

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Can vaccinated people still spread COVID-19? Huge study
tackles question

Can vaccinated people still spread COVID-19? Huge study...

The trial will take place at 21 U.S. universities.

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'Ghost forests' are invading the North Carolina
coast

'Ghost forests' are invading the North Carolina coast

Thousands of acres of greenery in North Carolina were converted to 'ghost forests'...

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Cells age prematurely in those with depression, study
suggests

Cells age prematurely in those with depression, study suggests

People with major depression had accelerated cellular aging by an average of two...

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Masquerading, deadly snake discovered and named after
shape-shifting Chinese goddess

Masquerading, deadly snake discovered and named after shape-shifting...

Scientists in China have discovered a new species of deadly snake and have named...

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Earth nearly lost all its oxygen 2.3 billion years
ago

Earth nearly lost all its oxygen 2.3 billion years ago

The permanent oxygenation of Earth's atmosphere took twice as long as previously...

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Black holes: The darkest objects in the universe

Black holes: The darkest objects in the universe

Find out what black holes are, who discovered them, how we know they exist and what...

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First 'Homo' species left Africa with ape-like
brains

First 'Homo' species left Africa with ape-like brains

Early members of the genus Homo didn't have advanced brains.

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Turtles complete seemingly impossible journey thanks to a
hidden 'corridor' through the Pacific

Turtles complete seemingly impossible journey thanks to...

Loggerhead turtles survive the journey using temporary "thermal corridors."

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People are taking an animal deworming drug for COVID-19, and
it's a really bad idea

People are taking an animal deworming drug for COVID-19,...

Misinformation about ivermectin has led some people to take the drug for COVID-19.

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Europe's oldest map, a stone slab, unearthed in
France

Europe's oldest map, a stone slab, unearthed in France

The map likely represents an area along the River Odet in western France.

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These endangered monkeys kept getting hit by cars.
Scientists had a clever solution.

These endangered monkeys kept getting hit by cars. Scientists...

Adding speed bumps to a road in a national park in Zanzibar has reduced the number...

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The Great North American Solar Eclipse of 2024 is just 3
years away

The Great North American Solar Eclipse of 2024 is just...

Three years from today, on Monday, April 8, 2024, more than half a billion people...

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Astronomers detect a bright-blue bridge of stars, and it's
about to blow

Astronomers detect a bright-blue bridge of stars, and it's...

Astrophysicists think a newly discovered region of the Milky Way could provide hints...