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Viruses found in Laos bats are closest known relatives to
SARS-CoV-2

Viruses found in Laos bats are closest known relatives...

Researchers have discovered coronaviruses lurking in Laotian bats that appear to...

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Art project creates 'human-alien hybrids' with
meteorite-infused water

Art project creates 'human-alien hybrids' with meteorite-infused...

The water flowing from a medieval fountain in the Italian village of Fontecchio...

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Half of unvaccinated workers say they'd rather quit than get
a shot

Half of unvaccinated workers say they'd rather quit than...

While surveys have shown a large share of unvaccinated workers threatening to quit...

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Drought in the US Southwest is worst in recorded
history

Drought in the US Southwest is worst in recorded history

The Southwestern United States is experiencing the worst drought in the region's...

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Which came first: Snake fangs or venom?

Which came first: Snake fangs or venom?

Snakes have evolved highly adapted fangs that act as a delivery system for toxins.

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Recumbent bikes vs upright bikes: What's the
difference?

Recumbent bikes vs upright bikes: What's the difference?

We break down the main differences when it comes to recumbent bikes vs upright bikes...

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Can dehumidifiers help with snoring?

Can dehumidifiers help with snoring?

Can dehumidifiers help with snoring and improve your sleep quality?

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Is the treadmill good for losing weight?

Is the treadmill good for losing weight?

Yes, it's handy for running indoors when the weather is poor, and keeping fit, but...

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Are exercise bikes good cardio?

Are exercise bikes good cardio?

Are exercise bikes good cardio? We find out if you can pedal your way to health...

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Air purifier vs essential oil diffuser: What's the
difference?

Air purifier vs essential oil diffuser: What's the difference?

Air purifier vs essential oil diffuser: the lowdown on each one.

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Cavers discover snakes and waterfalls inside Yemen's
infamous 'Well of Hell' in world-first descent

Cavers discover snakes and waterfalls inside Yemen's infamous...

Cave explorers from Oman have become the first people to fully explore the infamous...

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Scientists behind tech in mRNA vaccines snag 2nd prestigious
prize — is a Nobel next?

Scientists behind tech in mRNA vaccines snag 2nd prestigious...

The scientists recently won one of this year's $3 million Breakthrough Prizes, as...

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Even mild COVID-19 can shrink the brain, preliminary
research finds

Even mild COVID-19 can shrink the brain, preliminary research...

Reduced brain volume in people who have experienced COVID-19 resembles brain changes...

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Is insomnia a sign of pregnancy?

Is insomnia a sign of pregnancy?

Is insomnia a sign of pregnancy? We asked the experts for their advice.

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What is the Air Quality Index?

What is the Air Quality Index?

What is the air quality index and how can you measure it at home? We’ve got all...

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Ritualistic artifacts found at 'Temple of the Pharaohs' in
Egypt

Ritualistic artifacts found at 'Temple of the Pharaohs'...

Archaeologists excavating a temple at the ancient city of Buto, about 59 miles (95...

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'Grandma' killer whale missing from pod, feared dead

'Grandma' killer whale missing from pod, feared dead

One of the Southern Resident orcas, a 47-year-old female known as L47, hasn't been...

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La Palma volcano eruption's infernal beauty visible from
space (Photos)

La Palma volcano eruption's infernal beauty visible from...

New astronaut and satellite images of an active volcano on the island of La Palma...

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Sick building syndrome: what to look out for

Sick building syndrome: what to look out for

Discover the causes of sick building syndrome and how to manage it.

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How to run faster

How to run faster

We dig into the science around how to run faster so you can get the most from your...

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Peloton vs Echelon: Which exercise bike is better?

Peloton vs Echelon: Which exercise bike is better?

Peloton vs Echelon: everything you need to know in order to pick the right exercise...

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Are air purifiers safe for pets?

Are air purifiers safe for pets?

Air quality affects our furry friends as well as us but are air purifiers safe for...

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What to eat before a run

What to eat before a run

Choosing what to eat before a run can confuse even the biggest fitness fan. Experts...

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Earliest conclusive evidence found of humans in the New
World

Earliest conclusive evidence found of humans in the New...

Fossilized human footprints found in New Mexico reveal that people dwelled in the...

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Astronomers discover enormous 'cavity' in the Milky Way
being masked by a cosmic illusion

Astronomers discover enormous 'cavity' in the Milky Way...

Astronomers discover that two large clouds of gas in the Taurus and Perseus constellations...

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Astrophotographers capture stunning views of the night sky
(Photos)

Astrophotographers capture stunning views of the night...

Here's a look at stunning astronomy images from the Royal Observatory Greenwich's...

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Solar eclipse looks otherworldly in 'Golden Ring'
astrophotography shot

Solar eclipse looks otherworldly in 'Golden Ring' astrophotography...

The winning photographs for the 13th annual Astronomy Photographer of the Year awards...

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US to return 'priceless' 3,500-year-old Epic of Gilgamesh
tablet to Iraq 20 years after it was stolen

US to return 'priceless' 3,500-year-old Epic of Gilgamesh...

Discovered in 1853, the Epic of Gilgamesh caused a sensation through its telling...

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Strange mathematical term changes our entire view of black
holes

Strange mathematical term changes our entire view of black...

The behemoths exert a pressure on their surroundings, new research has found.

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The Taliban may be hunting for Afghanistan's most famous
treasure

The Taliban may be hunting for Afghanistan's most famous...

With the Taliban takeover of Afghanistan, the country's archaeological remains face...

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What does exercise do to your brain?

What does exercise do to your brain?

Exercise can tone and improve most parts of your body, but what does exercise do...

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How to run for longer without getting tired: increase
stamina and mental resilience

How to run for longer without getting tired: increase stamina...

Knowing how to run for longer is one of the Holy Grails of fitness, so we've looked...

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Some dinosaurs may have wagged their tails to help them
run

Some dinosaurs may have wagged their tails to help them...

Small-armed, two-legged dinosaurs may have wagged their tails to help them run,...

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World's oldest identical twins are 107 years (and 300 days)
old

World's oldest identical twins are 107 years (and 300 days)...

Guinness World Records certified the title this month.

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Mountain goat kills grizzly bear by stabbing it with
razor-sharp horns

Mountain goat kills grizzly bear by stabbing it with razor-sharp...

Parks Canada officials have confirmed that a female grizzly bear found dead in Yoho...

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Ceramic jars full of emeralds found in temple tied to El
Dorado, a mythical city of gold

Ceramic jars full of emeralds found in temple tied to El...

Archaeologists in Colombia have found eight ceramic jars, with metallic figurines...

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Twilight and the myths of the equinox and 6-month polar
night

Twilight and the myths of the equinox and 6-month polar...

Wednesday (Sept. 22) marks the equinox, which, thanks to its Latin name meaning...

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Mouth bacteria may explain why some kids hate
broccoli

Mouth bacteria may explain why some kids hate broccoli

Bacteria-made enzymes in spit may make cruciferous veggies taste worse to some children.

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NASA unveils landing site on the moon for ice-hunting VIPER
rover

NASA unveils landing site on the moon for ice-hunting VIPER...

The ice-hunting Volatiles Investigating Polar Exploration Rover (VIPER) will land...

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Leafcutter ants back up their bite with metal

Leafcutter ants back up their bite with metal

Zinc and manganese atoms keep tiny arthropods' natural tools sharper for longer.

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Mars was doomed to desiccation

Mars was doomed to desiccation

Mars was doomed to desiccation by its small size, a new study suggests.

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Asteroid three times the size of the Statue of Liberty will
zoom past Earth on fall equinox

Asteroid three times the size of the Statue of Liberty...

An asteroid measuring about three times the size of the Statue of Liberty will sail...

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Are exercise bikes good for weight loss?

Are exercise bikes good for weight loss?

They're a popular feature of many gyms, and can help with overall fitness, but are...

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Treasure hunter finds gold hoard buried by Iron Age
chieftain

Treasure hunter finds gold hoard buried by Iron Age chieftain

A Danish man with a metal detector found a sixth-century hoard buried by a chieftain.

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Levoit H132 review

Levoit H132 review

The Levoit H132 is a compact and affordable air purifier that performs well in small...

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Giant pyramid built by the Maya was made from rock spewed by
a volcano

Giant pyramid built by the Maya was made from rock spewed...

Maya people who had fled their cities after a volcano erupted returned and built...

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Scientists finally have an explanation for the most
energetic explosions in the universe

Scientists finally have an explanation for the most energetic...

Mysterious 'empty sky' gamma-ray bursts could be the work of distant supernova explosions,...

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Dozens of endangered penguins killed after being stung in
the eyes by swarming honeybees

Dozens of endangered penguins killed after being stung...

Conservationists have confirmed that 64 African penguins were killed in South Africa...

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COVID-19 has now killed as many people in the U.S. as the
1918 Spanish flu

COVID-19 has now killed as many people in the U.S. as the...

The 1918-1919 flu pandemic led to approximately 675,000 deaths in the U.S.

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Space rock that destroyed ancient city may have inspired
biblical story of Sodom

Space rock that destroyed ancient city may have inspired...

Archaeologists have evidence of a space rock that obliterated Jericho some 3,600...

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Underwater views of Antarctic jellies are 'a magic portal to
another world'

Underwater views of Antarctic jellies are 'a magic portal...

The short film "Life Beneath the Ice" features delicate, illuminated marine creatures...

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Don't miss tonight's full Harvest Moon

Don't miss tonight's full Harvest Moon

Here's how to see September's full Harvest Moon.

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La Palma volcano spews lava hundreds of feet in the air, but
don't expect a 'mega-tsunami'

La Palma volcano spews lava hundreds of feet in the air,...

Thousands of tremors shook the island in the week before the eruption occurred.

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Wyoming woman catches rare pneumonic plague from
cats

Wyoming woman catches rare pneumonic plague from cats

Cats are highly susceptible to plague and are a known source of infections in people.

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What is melioidosis?

What is melioidosis?

Melioidosis is a bacterial infection caused by a bacterium that lives in soil and...

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Jupiter just got smacked by a space rock and an amateur
astronomer caught it on camera

Jupiter just got smacked by a space rock and an amateur...

Brazilian observer José Luis Pereira captured a bright flash on the solar system's...

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Ancient bones reveal previously unknown Japanese
ancestors

Ancient bones reveal previously unknown Japanese ancestors

Researchers have revealed a previously unconfirmed third group of ancestors for...

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Kids' fossilized handprints may be some of the world's
oldest art

Kids' fossilized handprints may be some of the world's...

The prints, likely left by hominin children, were discovered thousands of feet above...

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Pfizer says its COVID-19 vaccine is safe and effective for
younger kids

Pfizer says its COVID-19 vaccine is safe and effective...

A lower dose of the vaccine showed to be safe, well-tolerated and effective in spurring...

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Are left-handed people smarter?

Are left-handed people smarter?

Here's a look at the research about whether left-handed people are smarter than...

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Soggy rodents tangle their tails in one big knot in
horrifying 'rat king' video

Soggy rodents tangle their tails in one big knot in horrifying...

A farmer in Russia's Stavropol region found the waterlogged "king." Specimens of...

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Who was Herodotus?

Who was Herodotus?

Herodotus was the first true historian and has been called the "father of history,"...

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Why do the planets in the solar system orbit on the same
plane?

Why do the planets in the solar system orbit on the same...

About 4.5 billion years ago, the solar system was just a giant, spinning cloud of...

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SpaceX Inspiration4 astronauts return to Earth with historic
splashdown off Florida coast

SpaceX Inspiration4 astronauts return to Earth with historic...

After three days in space, SpaceX's first all-civilian crew returned to Earth tonight,...

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Who were the Knights Templar?

Who were the Knights Templar?

The Knights Templar was a Christian military order created to defend the conquered...

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Why don't we breathe equally out of both nostrils?

Why don't we breathe equally out of both nostrils?

You have two nostrils, but usually one is dominant.

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How to breathe while running

How to breathe while running

Do you know how to breathe while running? We talk to the experts for all the key...

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Dyson Purifier Cool review

Dyson Purifier Cool review

The Dyson Purifier Cool is a stylish and sleek air purifier, perfect for people...

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Yoga for back pain: What you need to know

Yoga for back pain: What you need to know

Find out everything you need to know about yoga for back pain, including if experts...

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Explorers add 8 miles to world's longest known cave
system

Explorers add 8 miles to world's longest known cave system

Hours of survey work have added an additional 8 miles to the passageways at Mammoth...

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Firefighters race to save the world’s largest tree as
wildfires rage

Firefighters race to save the world’s largest tree as wildfires...

California firefighters have wrapped the bases of the world's largest trees in fire-resistant...

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Ötzi the Iceman: The famous frozen mummy

Ötzi the Iceman: The famous frozen mummy

Ötzi the Iceman, a 5,300-year-old man whose mummified remains were dug out of an...

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How to get fit

How to get fit

How to get fit, keep up your workout routine and get the results you’re after when...

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Mass grave of slaughtered Crusaders discovered in
Lebanon

Mass grave of slaughtered Crusaders discovered in Lebanon

While there are many historical records of the Crusades, physical evidence like...

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Nearly 900 years ago, astronomers spotted a strange, bright
light in the sky. We finally know what caused it.

Nearly 900 years ago, astronomers spotted a strange, bright...

In the 12th century, Chinese and Japanese astronomers spotted a supernova in the...

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New gravitational wave detector picks up possible signal
from the beginning of time

New gravitational wave detector picks up possible signal...

Physicists turned on a new type of gravitational-wave sensor and saw two intriguing...

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'Flying dragon' fossil found preserved inside a rock in the
Chilean desert

'Flying dragon' fossil found preserved inside a rock in...

Further analysis could point to the animal being a completely new species.

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Baby elephants frolicked in an ancient 'nursery,' fossil
footprints show

Baby elephants frolicked in an ancient 'nursery,' fossil...

Over 100,000 years ago, extinct relatives of modern elephants lived in matriarchal...

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Horse tranquilizer crops up in overdose deaths around
US

Horse tranquilizer crops up in overdose deaths around US

Half of U.S. states reported detecting the tranquilizer in fatal drug overdose cases...

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Bizarre tail on little dinosaur-age bird was literally a
drag

Bizarre tail on little dinosaur-age bird was literally...

An extraordinary 120-million-year-old fossil bird from China reveals that the animal...

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9 allergy season symptoms

9 allergy season symptoms

All the major allergy season symptoms and how to treat them.

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SpaceX launches four civilians into orbit on historic
Inspiration4 flight

SpaceX launches four civilians into orbit on historic Inspiration4...

SpaceX made history tonight as it launched a crew of private citizens on a jaunt...

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Slaughter of more than 1,400 dolphins in the Faroe Islands
sparks condemnation worldwide

Slaughter of more than 1,400 dolphins in the Faroe Islands...

Hunters in the Faroe Islands ambushed and slaughtered a super-pod of more than 1,400...

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Is running good for you?

Is running good for you?

Is running good for you? We examine the evidence.

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Does running build muscle?

Does running build muscle?

Does running build muscle? We dig into the science.

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A 10 billion-year-old supernova will soon replay before our
eyes, new dark matter study predicts

A 10 billion-year-old supernova will soon replay before...

Scientists predict that an ancient supernova will reappear in the sky for a 4th...

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Rare Bronze Age coffin uncovered on UK golf course

Rare Bronze Age coffin uncovered on UK golf course

A Bronze Age burial was accidentally discovered in an English golf club.

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Read an excerpt from 'Pump: A Natural History of the
Heart'

Read an excerpt from 'Pump: A Natural History of the Heart'

For millennia, the function and importance of this singular organ has fascinated...

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Human remains found inside 500-pound alligator. How common
are alligator attacks?

Human remains found inside 500-pound alligator. How common...

An enormous alligator is suspected of killing a man in Louisiana, according to news...

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Needle-nose extinct giant penguin from New Zealand is a
newfound species

Needle-nose extinct giant penguin from New Zealand is a...

A newly described extinct giant penguin from New Zealand has unusually long legs...

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Do air purifiers help with allergies?

Do air purifiers help with allergies?

We're answering an all-important question; do air purifiers help with allergies?

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Chagas disease: Cause, symptoms, treatment and
prevention

Chagas disease: Cause, symptoms, treatment and prevention

Chagas disease is usually spread by so-called kissing bugs, which often carry a...

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10 stretches to do every day

10 stretches to do every day

Want to ease aches and pains? Here are 10 stretches to do every day.

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Chinese astronauts send back stunning images of Earth from
Tianhe space station (photos)

Chinese astronauts send back stunning images of Earth from...

China's Shenzhou 12 astronauts have sent back stunning images taken out of small...

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Distant 'Requiem' supernova will be visible again in 2037,
astronomers predict

Distant 'Requiem' supernova will be visible again in 2037,...

A distant supernova previously imaged by the Hubble Space Telescope will be visible...

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Why do primates carry around dead infants?

Why do primates carry around dead infants?

In a new analysis, researchers compared hundreds of such cases across primate species.

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Mysterious stone balls found in Neolithic tomb on remote
Scottish island

Mysterious stone balls found in Neolithic tomb on remote...

Two polished stone balls shaped about 5,500 years ago — linked to a mysterious practice...

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Giant ice sheet towers over Scottish city like the Wall in
'Game of Thrones' in stunning video reconstruction

Giant ice sheet towers over Scottish city like the Wall...

Scotland's giant ice sheet has been recreated over Dundee in a stunning video that...

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Giant squid: The real-life ocean Kraken

Giant squid: The real-life ocean Kraken

Giant squid are mysterious deep-sea predators that are rarely seen by humans.

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Parade of life-size camel carvings in northern Arabia date
to the Stone Age

Parade of life-size camel carvings in northern Arabia date...

A parade of life-size stone camel carvings in northern Arabia dates back to the...

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99 million-year-old spider mummies reveal moms cared for
teeny spiderlings

99 million-year-old spider mummies reveal moms cared for...

Four chunks of amber containing Cretaceous-age spiders reveal that mothers cared...

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Delta-8 marijuana products can be dangerous, health
officials warn

Delta-8 marijuana products can be dangerous, health officials...

Products with delta-8 THC are sometimes labeled in misleading ways, officials said.

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Deadly Nipah virus kills boy in India, prompts worries over
outbreak

Deadly Nipah virus kills boy in India, prompts worries...

Officials rushed to identify and isolate people who had come into close contact...

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How 'Spider-Man' and 'Pac-Man' immune cells team up to fight
invasive bacteria

How 'Spider-Man' and 'Pac-Man' immune cells team up to...

You might not see this germ-fighting duo in the next superhero blockbuster, but...

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If you 'heart' trivia about the heart, enter to win a copy
of 'Pump'

If you 'heart' trivia about the heart, enter to win a copy...

Our quest to understand how the heart works — in ourselves and in other animals...

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1st 'atom tornado' created from swirling vortex of helium
atoms

1st 'atom tornado' created from swirling vortex of helium...

Physicists have created the first-ever atomic vortex beam — a swirling tornado of...

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Otherworldly 'time crystal' made inside Google quantum
computer could change physics forever

Otherworldly 'time crystal' made inside Google quantum...

The crystals neatly sidestep some of physics' most iron-clad laws.

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Travel through galaxies and the dark matter web in this
stunning universe simulation

Travel through galaxies and the dark matter web in this...

A new freely downloadable universe simulation reveals the structure of galaxies...

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Bizarre pig-faced shark found dead in the Mediterranean Sea.
Is it real?

Bizarre pig-faced shark found dead in the Mediterranean...

Italian naval officers found a dead angular roughshark (also known as the pig fish)...

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Tick transforms into a glowing alien from a sci-fi nightmare
in trippy photo

Tick transforms into a glowing alien from a sci-fi nightmare...

Outstanding examples of stunning microscopy were recently honored in the Nikon Small...

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Lumpy tumor shown on facial reconstruction of Neanderthal
who lived on 'drowned land'

Lumpy tumor shown on facial reconstruction of Neanderthal...

A new facial reconstruction depicts a Neanderthal with a tumor above his right eyebrow.

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Facts about tardigrades

Facts about tardigrades

Tardigrades, often called water bears or moss piglets, are near-microscopic animals...

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What is the oldest-known archaeological site in the
world?

What is the oldest-known archaeological site in the world?

Archaeologists know of three sites in East Africa that date back to millions of...

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The weirdest creatures to wash ashore

The weirdest creatures to wash ashore

A roundup of the 11 most bizarre creatures found washed up on the shore in the last...

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Do indoor plants purify air?

Do indoor plants purify air?

Introducing fauna to a room can improve the way it feels, but do indoor plants purify...

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Cosmic objects with strange orbits discovered beyond
Neptune

Cosmic objects with strange orbits discovered beyond Neptune

A six-year search of space beyond the orbit of Neptune has netted 461 newly discovered...

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Does the moon rotate?

Does the moon rotate?

Here's how long a "moon day" is.

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The 'megacomet' Bernardinelli-Bernstein is the find of a
decade. Here's the discovery explained.

The 'megacomet' Bernardinelli-Bernstein is the find of...

The scientists that found Comet Bernardinelli-Bernstein are an unlikely pair.

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Archivist's vintage 'Images of Apollo' photo prints land on
auction

Archivist's vintage 'Images of Apollo' photo prints land...

A private archivist known for unearthing rare images from the early years of spaceflight...

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Our Milky Way galaxy isn't very well mixed, study
suggests

Our Milky Way galaxy isn't very well mixed, study suggests

Our galaxy isn't as thoroughly mixed as scientists sometimes assume, according to...

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Why did the Maya civilization collapse?

Why did the Maya civilization collapse?

Here's why some Maya city states fell about 1,000 years ago.

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In Hurricane Ida's wake, satellite images show oil slicks in
Gulf of Mexico

In Hurricane Ida's wake, satellite images show oil slicks...

Satellite images capture aerial views of an oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico following...

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Perseverance rover collects 2nd Mars sample (photos)

Perseverance rover collects 2nd Mars sample (photos)

Perseverance collected another drilled-out core of a Martian rock dubbed "Rochette,"...

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Milkweed butterflies tear open caterpillars and drink them
alive

Milkweed butterflies tear open caterpillars and drink them...

These ghastly meals provide male butterflies with chemicals that they use to produce...

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Why don't poisonous animals die from their own
toxins?

Why don't poisonous animals die from their own toxins?

Some animals, such as poison dart frogs, carry enough toxic chemicals to kill multiple...

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Super-precise clock tech wins $3 million physics
Breakthrough Prize

Super-precise clock tech wins $3 million physics Breakthrough...

Two physicists just snagged $3 million for helping develop a super-precise clock...

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The world’s fastest animals

The world’s fastest animals

Here are the fastest animals alive today.

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Elusive angel shark shows off its ninja ambush skills in
rare underwater footage

Elusive angel shark shows off its ninja ambush skills in...

Researchers caught rare footage of a juvenile angel shark swimming off the UK coast,...

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Pfizer & BioNTech will soon seek approval for
COVID-19 vaccine in young children

Pfizer & BioNTech will soon seek approval for COVID-19...

The youngest age that a person can get a COVID-19 vaccine is 12. That may change...

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What's the rarest blood type?

What's the rarest blood type?

Blood typing is particularly important for blood transfusions.

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An 18-foot-long sea monster ruled the ancient ocean that
once covered Kansas

An 18-foot-long sea monster ruled the ancient ocean that...

A newly described species of mosasaur, an extinct marine reptile, swam through Cretaceous...

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Air purifiers vs ionizers: What's the difference?

Air purifiers vs ionizers: What's the difference?

We're putting air purifiers vs ionizers to get to the bottom of what these appliances...

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Strict caps must be set on fossil fuel extraction to meet
climate goals, study finds

Strict caps must be set on fossil fuel extraction to meet...

A new study shows that strict caps need to be placed on fossil fuel extraction to...

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Spectacular valleys and cliffs hidden beneath the North
Sea

Spectacular valleys and cliffs hidden beneath the North...

Like a bowl of spaghetti noodles spilled across the floor of the North Sea, a vast...

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Do humidifiers help with allergies?

Do humidifiers help with allergies?

Do humidifiers help with allergies? Here’s everything you need to know.

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Tyrannosaurs bit each other's faces in dino fight
clubs

Tyrannosaurs bit each other's faces in dino fight clubs

Tyrannosaurs around the age of sexual maturity often bit each other's faces, likely...

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Weird 'dog bone' asteroid could be a pile of cosmic
rubble

Weird 'dog bone' asteroid could be a pile of cosmic rubble

Astronomers have fetched some cool new views of a dog-bone-shaped asteroid orbiting...

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How do air purifiers work?

How do air purifiers work?

A device that sanitizes the air to remove impurities and pollutants is an appealing...

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COVID-19 test caused man's 9-month-long brain fluid
leak

COVID-19 test caused man's 9-month-long brain fluid leak

The patient thought he had allergies.

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Air purifiers vs humidifiers: What's the difference?

Air purifiers vs humidifiers: What's the difference?

We take a look at air purifiers vs humidifiers to get a sense of the differences.

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Smoke sets off alarms on the International Space
Station

Smoke sets off alarms on the International Space Station

Alarms blared aboard the Russian side of the International Space Station (ISS) early...

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2 scientists win $3 million 'Breakthrough Prize' for mRNA
tech behind COVID-19 vaccines

2 scientists win $3 million 'Breakthrough Prize' for mRNA...

Two scientists who developed a technology used in COVID-19 mRNA vaccines have been...

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The world turns sideways in trippy, glowing Earth photo from
the International Space Station

The world turns sideways in trippy, glowing Earth photo...

ISS astronaut Thomas Pesquet captured a trippy new photo of orange 'airglow' streaming...

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Stunning colorized footage provides a glimpse of the last
known Tasmanian tiger

Stunning colorized footage provides a glimpse of the last...

Thylacines, once widespread in Australia, have been extinct for nearly a century,...

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How do cats get their stripes?

How do cats get their stripes?

Several key genes dictate whether a house cat will have stripes, spots or neither.

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Does running burn fat?

Does running burn fat?

Does running burn fat? We dive into whether running can help you shed excess fat.

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Is running good for weight loss?

Is running good for weight loss?

Is running good for weight loss? We break down the science.

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Strange, repeating radio signal near the center of the Milky
Way has scientists stumped

Strange, repeating radio signal near the center of the...

Scientists detected a repeating radio signal near the center of the Milky Way, and...

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Cheetahs battle raging river in stunning photo. Did they
survive?

Cheetahs battle raging river in stunning photo. Did they...

A photo showing a group of male cheetahs trying to cross a raging river in Kenya...

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1st sign of elusive 'triangle singularity' shows particles
swapping identities in mid-flight

1st sign of elusive 'triangle singularity' shows particles...

Physicists sifting through old particle accelerator data have found evidence of...

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Gigantic 'shark-toothed' dinosaur discovered in
Uzbekistan

Gigantic 'shark-toothed' dinosaur discovered in Uzbekistan

The discovery of a massive dinosaur jawbone dating to 90 million years ago reveals...

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Helmet-headed Cambrian sea monster sucked up prey like a
Roomba

Helmet-headed Cambrian sea monster sucked up prey like...

An ocean creature that lived around 500 million years ago was the largest predator...

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What is the Paris Agreement?

What is the Paris Agreement?

The Paris Agreement is an international plan to address climate change.

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This Australian bird's cry sounds just like a human
baby

This Australian bird's cry sounds just like a human baby

A brown, long-tailed bird at the Taronga Zoo Sydney in Australia has learned how...

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Farming brought burst of extreme violence to Atacama Desert,
ancient mummies reveal

Farming brought burst of extreme violence to Atacama Desert,...

The maimed and tortured remains of Atacama Desert mummies reveal that the region’s...

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Antibiotics may raise colon cancer risk, massive study
suggests

Antibiotics may raise colon cancer risk, massive study...

This is the largest epidemiological study to assess this potential risk.

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Dark regions of the genome may drive the evolution of new
species

Dark regions of the genome may drive the evolution of new...

The findings suggest a way to rescue "doomed" animal hybrids.

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An 'Internet apocalypse' could ride to Earth with the next
solar storm, new research warns

An 'Internet apocalypse' could ride to Earth with the next...

A catastrophic solar storm could take huge sections of the Earth offline for weeks...

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Satellite images show extreme flooding in New Jersey in the
aftermath of Hurricane Ida

Satellite images show extreme flooding in New Jersey in...

The epic storm that swept across the eastern United States this week hit New Jersey...

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Dense 'hot spots' on a young star reveal what Earth's sun
may have looked in its infancy

Dense 'hot spots' on a young star reveal what Earth's sun...

Astronomers may have captured the best view yet of matter colliding with the surface...

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Why is the color blue so rare in nature?

Why is the color blue so rare in nature?

Of all the colors we can see in nature, blue is one of the rarest.

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Why is alcohol used to preserve things?

Why is alcohol used to preserve things?

Here's how alcohol can help preserve DNA, tissue samples and even entire organisms.

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Why do we grind our teeth?

Why do we grind our teeth?

Grinding our teeth damages them, so why do we do it?

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What are antioxidants?

What are antioxidants?

Antioxidants are powerful protective chemicals found in fruits, vegetables and many...

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Who will buy 'Big John,' the biggest triceratops ever
found?

Who will buy 'Big John,' the biggest triceratops ever found?

The largest triceratops in the world, scheduled to be auctioned on Oct. 21, will...

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Dead stars crashing into live stars may trigger a new type
of supernova

Dead stars crashing into live stars may trigger a new type...

Astronomers have uncovered evidence of explosions triggered by dead stars ramming...

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World's largest rodents are taking over a fancy gated
community in Argentina

World's largest rodents are taking over a fancy gated community...

Capybaras have overrun a gated community in Argentina which was controversially...

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Health officials quietly moved the date of the 1st US
COVID-19 death to January 2020

Health officials quietly moved the date of the 1st US COVID-19...

The first death occurred a month earlier than previously thought.

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8-foot-tall pagan idol unearthed in Irish bog

8-foot-tall pagan idol unearthed in Irish bog

A wooden pole made from an oak tree trunk and carved into the shape of a pagan idol...

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Got a cool pet? Enter to win this book on their prehistoric
counterparts.

Got a cool pet? Enter to win this book on their prehistoric...

Here's how to enter to win a free copy of the "Prehistoric Pets" pop-up book.

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Alien-like cookiecutter sharks terrorize animals of all
sizes

Alien-like cookiecutter sharks terrorize animals of all...

Cookiecutter sharks rip small, cookie-shaped chunks out of sharks and whales much...

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Artistic giant Michelangelo was actually quite short

Artistic giant Michelangelo was actually quite short

A new analysis of shoes that may have belonged to the Renaissance artist Michelangelo...

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'Red light' warning flashed during Richard Branson's
historic spaceflight, Virgin Galactic insiders say

'Red light' warning flashed during Richard Branson's historic...

It may not have gone as smoothly as we thought.

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'Perfect' Mars rock sample drilled from the Red Planet in
historic mission

'Perfect' Mars rock sample drilled from the Red Planet...

Following a botched first attempt, NASA's Mars Perseverance rover successfully collected...

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Mysterious object called 'The Accident' has been careening
through the Milky Way for 10 billion years

Mysterious object called 'The Accident' has been careening...

Scientists analyzed a rare brown dwarf named 'The Accident' and found that it is...

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'What the heck is that?' Florida angler catches 'tortilla
fish.'

'What the heck is that?' Florida angler catches 'tortilla...

An angler fishing in Tampa Bay was surprised to reel in an unusual fish that looked...

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World's largest Martian meteorite goes on display

World's largest Martian meteorite goes on display

The largest piece of Martian rock on Earth, weighing around 32 pounds, has gone...

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California's Caldor Fire seen from space in harrowing
satellite images (gallery)

California's Caldor Fire seen from space in harrowing satellite...

The Caldor Fire, one of the largest in California's history, has been blazing since...

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A quarter of sunlike stars eat their own planets, according
to new research

A quarter of sunlike stars eat their own planets, according...

How rare is our solar system? In the 30 years or so since planets were first discovered...

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China wants to build a mega spaceship that’s nearly a mile
long

China wants to build a mega spaceship that’s nearly a mile...

A Chinese science proposal plans to study how to get a giant spacecraft into space.

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Byzantine church dedicated to unknown martyr unearthed in
Israel

Byzantine church dedicated to unknown martyr unearthed...

Archaeologists have discovered a 1,500-year-old church in Israel dedicated to an...

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New 'mu' coronavirus variant could escape vaccine-induced
immunity, WHO says

New 'mu' coronavirus variant could escape vaccine-induced...

The variant was first detected in Colombia in January 2021.

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Do wolves wag their tails?

Do wolves wag their tails?

Dogs regularly wag their tails to greet humans and other dogs, but what about their...

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Scientists discover on-off switch for bacteria that breathe
electricity

Scientists discover on-off switch for bacteria that breathe...

The discovery could have applications in electronics and medicine.

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Is a 'fetal heartbeat' really a heartbeat at 6
weeks?

Is a 'fetal heartbeat' really a heartbeat at 6 weeks?

What exactly do we mean when we talk about a "fetal heartbeat" at six weeks of pregnancy?

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Huge, gold-standard study shows unequivocally that surgical
masks work to reduce coronavirus spread

Huge, gold-standard study shows unequivocally that surgical...

Results from a massive study in Bangladesh unequivocally show that surgical masks...

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Why tiny tardigrades walk like insects 500,000 times their
size

Why tiny tardigrades walk like insects 500,000 times their...

Microscopic and near-indestructible tardigrades walk as insects do, scientists recently...

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Watch a supermassive black hole feast in mesmerizing new
simulation (video)

Watch a supermassive black hole feast in mesmerizing new...

There's no consensus yet on how supermassive black holes form, but a new mesmerizing...

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Amazing Hubble telescope photo shows space 'sword' piercing
huge celestial 'heart'

Amazing Hubble telescope photo shows space 'sword' piercing...

A flaming blue sword seems to pierce a giant cosmic heart in a gorgeous new photo...

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Flu season will be bad this year, research predicts

Flu season will be bad this year, research predicts

The findings underscore the importance of flu shots this year.

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7 megalodon shark facts that will blow your mind

7 megalodon shark facts that will blow your mind

Meet the biggest sharks ever to grace the seas.

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Medieval Russians hid silver hoard before Mongol
invasion

Medieval Russians hid silver hoard before Mongol invasion

They weren't hiding it from the Mongols, but an earlier, unknown enemy.

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Is dark matter made of 'Fermi balls' forged in the Big
Bang?

Is dark matter made of 'Fermi balls' forged in the Big...

A new theory suggests dark matter may have come from quantum bags that got squished...

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Photos: Devastating Caldor wildfire threatens Lake
Tahoe

Photos: Devastating Caldor wildfire threatens Lake Tahoe

The devastating wildfires are closing in on South Lake Tahoe resort, causing thousands...

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Cannibal toads eat so many of their young, they're speeding
up evolution

Cannibal toads eat so many of their young, they're speeding...

Competition is so fierce Down Under, the invasive cane toad has become a mega-cannibal.

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SpaceX's Dragon docks at ISS in time for astronaut's
birthday

SpaceX's Dragon docks at ISS in time for astronaut's birthday

The robotic Dragon capsule delivered about 4,800 lbs. (2,200 kilograms) of supplies...

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See Hurricane Ida from 1 million miles away in this NOAA
satellite view

See Hurricane Ida from 1 million miles away in this NOAA...

The sheer size of Hurricane Ida when it made landfall on Sunday was clearly visible...

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10 of the deadliest snakes

10 of the deadliest snakes

An encounter with one of these venomous snakes could cost you your life.

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Man can change his pupil size on command, once thought an
impossible feat

Man can change his pupil size on command, once thought...

A 23-year-old student in Germany can shrink and enlarge his pupils on demand, according...

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Could a spaceship fly through a gas giant like
Jupiter?

Could a spaceship fly through a gas giant like Jupiter?

These planets are mostly made of gas, but a spaceship would have a rough time trying...

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Intense exercise could trigger ALS in those with genetic
risk

Intense exercise could trigger ALS in those with genetic...

More research needs to be done to confirm the link.

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Oranges: Nutrition, health benefits & risks

Oranges: Nutrition, health benefits & risks

In addition to being a delicious snack, sweet, juicy oranges contain a multitude...

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Why did Hurricane Ida stay so strong for so long?

Why did Hurricane Ida stay so strong for so long?

Coastal Louisiana provided Hurricane Ida with enough fuel to power major hurricane...

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What is ESP?

What is ESP?

Also known as "the sixth sense" or "psi," extrasensory perception, or ESP, encompasses...

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Newly discovered island is the closest land to the North
Pole

Newly discovered island is the closest land to the North...

In July, a group of scientists accidentally found themselves on a tiny island in...

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Alien life could thrive on big 'Hycean' exoplanets

Alien life could thrive on big 'Hycean' exoplanets

The search for alien life should broaden its horizons a bit, a new study suggests.

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New cracks found on International Space Station

New cracks found on International Space Station

Officials have not reported if the new cracks are causing any air leaks.

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Quantum crystal could reveal the identity of dark
matter

Quantum crystal could reveal the identity of dark matter

By entangling the motion and quantum properties of a beryllium crystal, scientists...

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Lost monastery led by powerful 8th-century queen discovered
in England

Lost monastery led by powerful 8th-century queen discovered...

She had an unusual amount of power for her time.

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Could climate change make humans go extinct?

Could climate change make humans go extinct?

Humanity is feeling the effects of climate change around the world, but could climate...

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Transylvanian skeletons found with urns from the afterlife
placed on their heads

Transylvanian skeletons found with urns from the afterlife...

Further tests of the remains may reveal how the settlers lived and why they died.

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What is the oldest shark?

What is the oldest shark?

The Greenland shark is the oldest known shark, with one individual estimated to...

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'Extremely dangerous' Hurricane Ida makes landfall in
Louisiana with 150 mph winds

'Extremely dangerous' Hurricane Ida makes landfall in Louisiana...

Hurricane Ida, an "extremely dangerous" Category 4 hurricane, made landfall near...

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Why do faces become less symmetrical with age?

Why do faces become less symmetrical with age?

The aging process doesn't happen equally on both sides, leaving the human face increasingly...

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Hurricane Ida expected to slam into Louisiana as 'extremely
dangerous major hurricane'

Hurricane Ida expected to slam into Louisiana as 'extremely...

Hurricane Ida is barreling across the Gulf of Mexico with maximum sustained winds...

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'Murder hornet' nest leads to discovery of 180 adults, 1,500
larvae

'Murder hornet' nest leads to discovery of 180 adults,...

A "murder hornet" nest in Washington had 113 adults and 1,500 developing Asian giant...

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What is the fastest animal on Earth?

What is the fastest animal on Earth?

The cheetah is often called the world's fastest animal. But is that true?

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Storm Ida could slam into Louisiana as a Category 3
hurricane

Storm Ida could slam into Louisiana as a Category 3 hurricane

The Governor of Louisiana has declared a state of emergency in advance of the storm.

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Rogue black holes could be wandering at the edges of the
Milky Way

Rogue black holes could be wandering at the edges of the...

A new simulation predicts that the lost giants were dislodged by gigantic collisions...

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Earthquake swarm rocks the ground at Hawaii's Kilauea
volcano

Earthquake swarm rocks the ground at Hawaii's Kilauea volcano

A swarm of more than 140 earthquakes at Hawaii's Kilauea volcano caused the U.S....

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Scientists detected the radio 'colors' of an FRB for the
first time

Scientists detected the radio 'colors' of an FRB for the...

Astronomers detected the radio 'colors' of a fast radio burst (FRB) for the first...

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6 mysterious structures hidden beneath the Greenland ice
sheet

6 mysterious structures hidden beneath the Greenland ice...

The Greenland ice sheet, nearly 2 miles thick in places, hides a landscape of canyons,...

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Interstellar comets visit our solar system more frequently
than thought

Interstellar comets visit our solar system more frequently...

Comets from other star systems, such as 2019 Borisov, visit the sun's neighborhood...

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Martian 'blueberries' may hold signs of ancient water, new
study suggests

Martian 'blueberries' may hold signs of ancient water,...

Martian 'blueberry' stones may hold evidence of the planet's watery past, a new...

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What chronic fatigue syndrome can teach us about 'long
COVID'

What chronic fatigue syndrome can teach us about 'long...

Existing knowledge about ME/CFS might be able to help some long COVID patients,...

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Satellite images show crowds at Kabul airport before two
reported explosions

Satellite images show crowds at Kabul airport before two...

Massive crowds converged at Hamid Karzai International Airport before explosions...

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Ancient monument linked to King Arthur is older than
Stonehenge, research finds

Ancient monument linked to King Arthur is older than Stonehenge,...

The stone structure was part of a ceremonial landscape.

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This deworming drug won't treat COVID-19, but it might kill
you, CDC warns

This deworming drug won't treat COVID-19, but it might...

Ivermectin does not treat or prevent COVID-19, and it can cause deadly side effects.

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A billion years of geologic history is missing from the
Grand Canyon

A billion years of geologic history is missing from the...

About a billion years of rock went missing at the Grand Canyon, and scientists now...

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Moon-in-a-jar recreates the hazy atmosphere of Titan,
Saturn's largest moon

Moon-in-a-jar recreates the hazy atmosphere of Titan, Saturn's...

A new experiment recreated Titan in small glass cylinders.

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Italian shark has 'virgin birth' after 10 years in
all-female shark tank

Italian shark has 'virgin birth' after 10 years in all-female...

A female smoothhound shark recently gave birth in an Italian aquarium without having...

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Massive iceberg narrowly avoided collision with Antarctic
ice shelf

Massive iceberg narrowly avoided collision with Antarctic...

A-74 nearly collided with the ice shelf it split from last February. Such a strong...

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Venus and a newly discovered comet will cross paths in
December. Will sparks fly?

Venus and a newly discovered comet will cross paths in...

Venus is Earth's twisted twin in so many ways, what about on the skywatching front?

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SpaceX Starship: Key milestones for the world's most
powerful rocket

SpaceX Starship: Key milestones for the world's most powerful...

SpaceX's Starship system is the most powerful rocket yet. Here are some of the key...

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Why all the hate? Looking at what makes Blue Origin's
presence in space so different

Why all the hate? Looking at what makes Blue Origin's presence...

These days, it feels as though billionaire-backed space companies are launching...

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Alien 'Dyson spheres' could be harvesting the power of black
holes

Alien 'Dyson spheres' could be harvesting the power of...

Researchers show how intelligent aliens might draw nearly-limitless power from a...

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Ancient remains found in Indonesia belong to a vanished
human lineage

Ancient remains found in Indonesia belong to a vanished...

Ancient DNA from a woman who lived 7,200 years ago reveal she belongs to a vanished...

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Johnson & Johnson booster shot increases antibodies
to coronavirus nine-fold, company says

Johnson & Johnson booster shot increases antibodies...

People who received a booster Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine six to eight months...

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Hubble captures gorgeous image of 'Einstein ring' from
warped quasar light

Hubble captures gorgeous image of 'Einstein ring' from...

Astronomers use the rings to study remote galaxies and to measure the masses of...

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What is a galaxy?

What is a galaxy?

Learn all about different types of galaxies in the universe and how they came together.

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Every year, billions of black ice worms crawl from the ice
on Mount Rainier. We have no idea why.

Every year, billions of black ice worms crawl from the...

Every summer, billions of ice worms emerge from the ice. As for what they are doing...

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8 ways we know that black holes really do exist

8 ways we know that black holes really do exist

Black holes may sound like science fiction, but there is significant evidence to...

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These delta variant mutations may explain its scary
power

These delta variant mutations may explain its scary power

These mutations may make delta the most transmissible coronavirus variant yet. Here's...

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Walking whale ancestor named after Egyptian god of
death

Walking whale ancestor named after Egyptian god of death

Meet Phiomicetus anubis, a semiaquatic whale that lived in what is now Egypt 43...

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Eerie albino alligator babies hatched at Florida animal
park

Eerie albino alligator babies hatched at Florida animal...

Two rare albino alligators have hatched at a Florida safari park.

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Lost 'Heisenberg cubes' tied to Nazi bomb plot could finally
be identified

Lost 'Heisenberg cubes' tied to Nazi bomb plot could finally...

Hundreds of the cubes were lost in the chaotic aftermath of World War II. Now, the...

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Scientists' 1st-ever view of sun's middle corona could
sharpen space weather forecasts

Scientists' 1st-ever view of sun's middle corona could...

Recent telescope views shed new light on the sun's elusive middle corona that could...

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Hubble telescope spies a stellar nursery through clouds in
stunning image

Hubble telescope spies a stellar nursery through clouds...

New stars are born! NASA's Hubble Space Telescope has captured a new image of bright,...

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COVID-19 vaccine effectiveness dropped to 66% against delta,
CDC finds

COVID-19 vaccine effectiveness dropped to 66% against delta,...

The findings should be interpreted with caution.

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Strange wasp nests glow neon green under UV light

Strange wasp nests glow neon green under UV light

With UV flashlights, researchers could spot the nests dozens of yards away.

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1,500-year-old burial in China holds lovers locked in
eternal embrace

1,500-year-old burial in China holds lovers locked in eternal...

Two lovers, locked in an eternal embrace, were found in a 1,500-year-old burial...

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'Unimaginable' video shows great white sharks ripping
humpback whale carcass to shreds

'Unimaginable' video shows great white sharks ripping humpback...

NOAA researchers stumbled upon a gang of great white sharks scavenging a dead humpback...

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'Shredder' enzyme might tear cells apart in severe
COVID-19

'Shredder' enzyme might tear cells apart in severe COVID-19

The enzyme could be a helpful target for future treatments, the study authors suggest.

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2,000-year-old flower offerings found under Teotihuacan
pyramid in Mexico

2,000-year-old flower offerings found under Teotihuacan...

Ancient bouquets found under Teotihuacan pyramid in Mexico may have been offerings...

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Thousands of sand dollars mysteriously wash ashore in Oregon
in 'mass die-off'

Thousands of sand dollars mysteriously wash ashore in Oregon...

The sand dollars were alive when they washed in during high tides and became stranded.

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5 gruesome killer whale attacks

5 gruesome killer whale attacks

Killer whales hunt in packs, play with their food and sometimes commit murder.

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Most of Earth's carbon may be locked in our planet's outer
core

Most of Earth's carbon may be locked in our planet's outer...

Scientists now understand the composition of Earth a little better thanks to new...

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Fastest-orbiting asteroid in solar system discovered

Fastest-orbiting asteroid in solar system discovered

The newfound asteroid 2021 PH27 completes one lap around our star every 113 Earth...

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10 things we know about the secret X-37B space plane

10 things we know about the secret X-37B space plane

The U.S. military has an uncrewed mini-shuttle called the X-37B. Here's what we...

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FDA grants full approval for Pfizer-BioNTech coronavirus
vaccine

FDA grants full approval for Pfizer-BioNTech coronavirus...

The Food and Drug Administration granted full approval to Pfizer-BioNTech's COVID-19...

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What is multiverse theory?

What is multiverse theory?

Multiverse theory suggests we live in one of an infinite number of universes.

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Tortoise hunts baby bird in slow-motion, crushes its skull
in shocking video

Tortoise hunts baby bird in slow-motion, crushes its skull...

This is the first video evidence of a tortoise hunting anything.

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California family found dead on trail had 'no obvious cause
of death.' Could toxic algae be responsible?

California family found dead on trail had 'no obvious cause...

Investigators are considering the possibility that the couple, their one-year-old...

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Traversable wormholes are possible under certain gravity
conditions

Traversable wormholes are possible under certain gravity...

Certain weird gravity conditions would make it possible to travel through a wormhole...

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How a Salmonella outbreak ravaged a Michigan restaurant for
11 years

How a Salmonella outbreak ravaged a Michigan restaurant...

Despite several remodels and deep cleanings, the building continued to harbor the...

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Megalodon's mortal attack on sperm whale revealed in ancient
tooth

Megalodon's mortal attack on sperm whale revealed in ancient...

An ancient sperm whale tooth has gouge marks on it that may have come from an megalodon...

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Is the ancient Egyptian 'mummy's curse' real?

Is the ancient Egyptian 'mummy's curse' real?

Here's how the idea of a "mummy's curse" got started.

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Mystery object in space could be a new arm of the Milky
Way

Mystery object in space could be a new arm of the Milky...

A telescope in China has mapped out what may be a totally new arm of our home galaxy.

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Astronauts and satellites watch Hurricane Henri from space
as US Northeast braces for storm

Astronauts and satellites watch Hurricane Henri from space...

As parts of New England brace for Hurricane Henri to make landfall in New York Sunday...

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These flesh-eating centipedes hunt and eat baby birds alive.
Here's why.

These flesh-eating centipedes hunt and eat baby birds alive....

The centipedes hunt at night, striking young, defenceless petrel chicks in their...

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What can we do with a captured asteroid?

What can we do with a captured asteroid?

Asteroids are packed with gold and other valuable resources. And the best way to...

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What color is the universe?

What color is the universe?

Scientists have figured out the average color of the universe by recording visible...

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NASA halts human moon lander work with SpaceX amid Blue
Origin lawsuit

NASA halts human moon lander work with SpaceX amid Blue...

NASA must again stop work on its human moon lander partnership with SpaceX due to...

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Why do you sometimes gain weight after exercising?

Why do you sometimes gain weight after exercising?

Why do people sometimes gain weight after they start to exercise regularly?

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What is the hippocampus?

What is the hippocampus?

The hippocampus is a small region of our brain responsible for memory, learning...

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Rain falls on Greenland's summit for first time in recorded
history

Rain falls on Greenland's summit for first time in recorded...

Scientists attribute the unprecedented event to an unusually long lasting atmospheric...

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Antarctica's 'Doomsday Glacier' is fighting an invisible
battle against the inner Earth, new study finds

Antarctica's 'Doomsday Glacier' is fighting an invisible...

Researchers studied geothermal heat flow below West Antarctica, and found that the...

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Metal detectorist finds sword pyramid from time of
mysterious Sutton Hoo burial

Metal detectorist finds sword pyramid from time of mysterious...

A metal detectorist found a 1,400-year-old sword pyramid in England, which was likely...

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Why this weekend's Blue Moon is extra rare (and how to see
it)

Why this weekend's Blue Moon is extra rare (and how to...

August's full Blue Moon shines on Sunday, but it will be a "full moon weekend."

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Rattlesnake rattles use auditory illusion to trick human
brains

Rattlesnake rattles use auditory illusion to trick human...

Snakes use an audio trick to cause approaching mammals to underestimate their distance...

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400-year-old 'Muga dhambi' is one of the largest and oldest
corals in the Great Barrier Reef

400-year-old 'Muga dhambi' is one of the largest and oldest...

Australian researchers have discovered the widest, and quite possibly the oldest,...

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Sexually frustrated sea snakes mistake scuba divers for
potential mates

Sexually frustrated sea snakes mistake scuba divers for...

Sea snakes, particularly males, are more likely to interact with scuba divers during...

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Chinese astronomers eye Tibetan Plateau site for observatory
project

Chinese astronomers eye Tibetan Plateau site for observatory...

Chinese astronomers hope to establish a major observatory program on the roof of...

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World's most elusive giant squid could be monogamous, female
corpse hints

World's most elusive giant squid could be monogamous, female...

A female giant squid caught off the coast of Japan mated with a single male in her...

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Milky Way has a 3,000-light-year-long splinter in its arm,
and astronomers don’t know why

Milky Way has a 3,000-light-year-long splinter in its arm,...

Astronomers discovered a 3,000-light-year-long 'break' in the Milky Way's Sagittarius...

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SpaceX Starlink satellites responsible for over half of
close encounters in orbit, scientist says

SpaceX Starlink satellites responsible for over half of...

SpaceX's Starlink satellites are involved in about 1,600 close encounters between...

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What is RSV?

What is RSV?

In healthy children and adults, the virus typically causes mild, cold-like symptoms;...

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Physicists give weird new phase of matter an extra
dimension

Physicists give weird new phase of matter an extra dimension

The new phase of matter behaves like a solid and a frictionless liquid at the same...

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Lab-made mini brains grow their own sets of 'eyes'

Lab-made mini brains grow their own sets of 'eyes'

A group of scientists has grown mini brains that have something their real counterparts...

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Fusion experiment breaks record, blasts out 10 quadrillion
watts of energy

Fusion experiment breaks record, blasts out 10 quadrillion...

Scientists used an unconventional method of creating nuclear fusion to yield a record-breaking...

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Mass grave from Nazi atrocity discovered in Poland's 'Death
Valley'

Mass grave from Nazi atrocity discovered in Poland's 'Death...

Archaeologists in Poland have discovered a mass grave from World War II that contains...

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Man gets 'flesh-eating' bacterial infection from eating raw
oysters

Man gets 'flesh-eating' bacterial infection from eating...

The man spent three weeks on life support.

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SpaceX's Starship could be ready for 1st orbital test flight
'in a few weeks,' Elon Musk says

SpaceX's Starship could be ready for 1st orbital test flight...

The first full-size prototype of SpaceX's Starship vehicle should be ready to launch...

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Chinese satellite got whacked by hunk of Russian rocket in
March

Chinese satellite got whacked by hunk of Russian rocket...

The partial breakup of China's Yunhai 1-02 military satellite on March 18 is no...

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Extinct 'Hobbit' creature the size of a house cat discovered
in Wyoming dig site

Extinct 'Hobbit' creature the size of a house cat discovered...

Scientists have discovered three new species of North American mammals, including...

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Rare embryo from dinosaur age was laid by human-size
turtle

Rare embryo from dinosaur age was laid by human-size turtle

A farmer in China found a 90 million-year-old fossilized turtle egg that has an...

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Here's why you need to wash your hands for 20 seconds,
according to physics

Here's why you need to wash your hands for 20 seconds,...

The authors created a simple mathematical model to simulate the movement of particles...

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Pi calculated to a record-breaking 68.2 trillion
digits

Pi calculated to a record-breaking 68.2 trillion digits

Researchers are set to break the world record for the most precise value of pi,...

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Crowds of desperate people at Afghanistan airport visible in
satellite photos

Crowds of desperate people at Afghanistan airport visible...

Crowds that descended upon an Afghanistan airport were so massive that they showed...

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Tetanus: Causes, symptoms, prevention and treatment

Tetanus: Causes, symptoms, prevention and treatment

Tetanus, also called lockjaw, is caused by bacteria found on rusty metals and many...

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Stunningly preserved mummy of slave found in Pompeii
graveyard

Stunningly preserved mummy of slave found in Pompeii graveyard

The partially mummified remains of an urbane Pompeii resident have been discovered...

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US to recommend COVID-19 vaccine booster shots 8 months
post-vaccination

US to recommend COVID-19 vaccine booster shots 8 months...

U.S. health officials are expected to recommend that people receive an additional...

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Three volcanoes erupt at the same time in Alaska, in rare
phenomena

Three volcanoes erupt at the same time in Alaska, in rare...

Three volcanoes in Alaska's Aleutian islands are erupting simultaneously, but are...

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What God, quantum mechanics and consciousness have in
common

What God, quantum mechanics and consciousness have in common

Theories that try to explain these big metaphysical mysteries fall short, making...

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Saturn's rippling rings point to massive, soupy core hidden
inside

Saturn's rippling rings point to massive, soupy core hidden...

Scientists used Saturn's famous rings as a seismograph to study processes in the...

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What is postpartum depression?

What is postpartum depression?

Many parents experience postpartum depression. Here's what it looks like and how...

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Mutant 'daddy shortlegs' created in a lab

Mutant 'daddy shortlegs' created in a lab

Scientists have created an altered version of daddy longlegs with shortened and...

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The story behind black-and-white photo of SpaceX's
Starship

The story behind black-and-white photo of SpaceX's Starship

Here's the historical significance of the black-and-white photo that Elon Musk tweeted...

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Does the explosion of the delta variant mean we need a new
COVID-19 vaccine?

Does the explosion of the delta variant mean we need a...

COVID-19 vaccines largely prevent severe illness, but the delta variant raises the...

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COVID-19 could mix up body's 'fight-or-flight'
system

COVID-19 could mix up body's 'fight-or-flight' system

There's still much that’s unknown about the subtle impacts a typical COVID-19 infection...

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COVID-19 during pregnancy linked to preterm birth

COVID-19 during pregnancy linked to preterm birth

COVID-19 may increase the risk of giving birth prematurely, according to the largest...

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The longest living animals on Earth

The longest living animals on Earth

The longest living animals can survive for centuries and millennia, even pausing...

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Famous Einstein equation used to create matter from light
for first time

Famous Einstein equation used to create matter from light...

The particles used were spooky virtual particles, conjured from a disturbance between...

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Here's what you need to know about COVID-19 breakthrough
infections

Here's what you need to know about COVID-19 breakthrough...

The COVID-19 vaccines that are used in the U.S. are highly effective. But sometimes,...

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Have any human societies ever lived underground?

Have any human societies ever lived underground?

Societies have lived underground before, sometimes for weeks at a time.

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Black holes could give away their size by their 'messy
eating'

Black holes could give away their size by their 'messy...

Astronomers think they have established a new way to calculate the size of supermassive...

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Solar Orbiter spacecraft sends postcard from Venus in flyby
video

Solar Orbiter spacecraft sends postcard from Venus in flyby...

Sun-exploring spacecraft Solar Orbiter has captured this video of a glowing crescent...

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Why do turtles live so long?

Why do turtles live so long?

Turtles are famous for their long lives. How do they achieve this longevity?

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Magnitude 7.2 quake strikes Haiti

Magnitude 7.2 quake strikes Haiti

Extensive damage and high casualties are likely, the USGS said.

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Why Perseverance rover fumbled 1st sampling attempt on
Mars

Why Perseverance rover fumbled 1st sampling attempt on...

NASA's Perseverance rover's first sample collection didn't go as planned due to...

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49 million-year-old beetle looks like it was squashed
yesterday

49 million-year-old beetle looks like it was squashed yesterday

Meet "Attenborough's Beauty," an ancient beetle that was so exceptionally well-preserved...

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How do we decipher Egyptian hieroglyphics and other ancient
languages?

How do we decipher Egyptian hieroglyphics and other ancient...

Here's how experts decipher ancient languages.

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Chimps use 'hi' and 'bye' greetings, just like
humans

Chimps use 'hi' and 'bye' greetings, just like humans

Humans aren't the only species that show "hello" and "goodbye" behaviors.

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July 2021 was officially the hottest month ever

July 2021 was officially the hottest month ever

July 2021 was the single hottest month in history, according to a new NOAA report.

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Invasive 'murder hornets' are officially back in the
US

Invasive 'murder hornets' are officially back in the US

An invasive and destructive "murder hornet" has been spotted in Washington state...

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Two planes report 'bright green UFO' swooping through the
clouds over Canada

Two planes report 'bright green UFO' swooping through the...

Two aircrafts flying over Canada reported a "bright green UFO" that disappeared...

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Child diagnosed with rare brain-eating amoeba in
California

Child diagnosed with rare brain-eating amoeba in California

The child most likely acquired the infection from swimming in a freshwater lake...

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3 men die in manure pit: Here's why it's a 'death
trap.'

3 men die in manure pit: Here's why it's a 'death trap.'

Decomposing manure produces hydrogen sulfide, methane, ammonia and carbon dioxide.

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Woolly mammoth’s epic 50,000-mile journey retraced

Woolly mammoth’s epic 50,000-mile journey retraced

An adult mammoth's preserved tusk revealed how far the animal ranged across Alaska...

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Mount Etna is 100 feet taller than it was 6 months
ago

Mount Etna is 100 feet taller than it was 6 months ago

Satellite imagery reveals that Mount Etna has gotten 100 feet taller in the past...

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Highest recorded temperature in European history reported in
Italy

Highest recorded temperature in European history reported...

Fires have raged across the Mediterranean for more than a week, burning many villages...

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Scientists fine-tune odds of asteroid Bennu hitting
Earth

Scientists fine-tune odds of asteroid Bennu hitting Earth

If the possibility of an asteroid called Bennu slamming into Earth a lifetime from...

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Astronomers capture strange image of 'dancing ghosts' in the
night sky

Astronomers capture strange image of 'dancing ghosts' in...

Scientists think they know the origin of the image, but they’re still baffled by...

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How deadly is the coronavirus delta variant?

How deadly is the coronavirus delta variant?

Early data suggests the delta variant may cause more severe disease.

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Ancient Roman key depicts lion devouring barbarian

Ancient Roman key depicts lion devouring barbarian

About 100 years after the Romans invaded Britain, a crafter created an elaborate...

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Shape-shifting fish that confounded scientists for 100 years
spotted off California coast

Shape-shifting fish that confounded scientists for 100...

The metamorphoses the creature undergoes are so dramatic, it took scientists a century...

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Giant huntsman spider: The world's largest spider by leg
span

Giant huntsman spider: The world's largest spider by leg...

Huntsman spiders are long-legged predators that hunt down their prey. One species...

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Indian rocket suffers catastrophic failure during launch,
Earth-watching satellite lost

Indian rocket suffers catastrophic failure during launch,...

An Indian rocket carrying a new Earth-observation satellite for the Indian Space...

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Mysterious blood-red jellyfish may be rare species unknown
to science, researchers say

Mysterious blood-red jellyfish may be rare species unknown...

NOAA researchers spotted a mysterious, blood-red jellyfish deep off the New England...

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FDA to authorize 3rd COVID-19 vaccine dose for
immunocompromised people

FDA to authorize 3rd COVID-19 vaccine dose for immunocompromised...

The FDA is planning to update the emergency use authorizations for Pfizer and Moderna's...

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Sperm whales: The biggest toothed predator

Sperm whales: The biggest toothed predator

Sperm whales are the largest toothed whales, with enormous square-shaped heads and...

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Siberian wildfires dwarf all others on Earth
combined

Siberian wildfires dwarf all others on Earth combined

Smoke from massive wildfires in Russia's eastern Siberia region has reached the...

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Runaway star caught streaking across Milky Way at 2 million
mph ... in the wrong direction

Runaway star caught streaking across Milky Way at 2 million...

Astronomers say a weird star careening through the Milky Way could have survived...

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Translucent jellyfish, with fish trapped inside it, washes
up on UK beach

Translucent jellyfish, with fish trapped inside it, washes...

A beach walker in the U.K. recently stumbled across a dead compass jellyfish with...

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US astronaut moon landing 'not feasible,' by 2024, NASA's
inspector general finds

US astronaut moon landing 'not feasible,' by 2024, NASA's...

Because of anticipated delays in spacesuit development, it is "not feasible" for...

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History teacher finds secret cache of Nazi artifacts hidden
behind house wall

History teacher finds secret cache of Nazi artifacts hidden...

A secret cache of Nazi artifacts — including badges adorned with eagles and swastikas,...

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Which COVID-19 vaccine has the lowest rate of breakthrough
infections?

Which COVID-19 vaccine has the lowest rate of breakthrough...

Hints in the data suggest the Johnson & Johnson vaccine has the most breakthroughs,...

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Powerful X-ray burst from black hole ripples through
galactic dust in new NASA image

Powerful X-ray burst from black hole ripples through galactic...

Concentric ripples in galactic dust clouds triggered by a powerful black-hole X-ray...

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NASA sun spacecraft whizzes through 9th solar flyby

NASA sun spacecraft whizzes through 9th solar flyby

NASA's sun-grazing spacecraft is making its ninth daring dive past our neighborhood...

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Immunodeficiency: Definition and examples

Immunodeficiency: Definition and examples

Here's what immunodeficiency means.

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Frozen mummy of extinct cave lion is 'best-preserved ice age
animal ever found,' researchers say

Frozen mummy of extinct cave lion is 'best-preserved ice...

Researchers have analyzed the mummified bodies of two extinct Ice Age lion cubs...

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Thumb-size bat makes record-breaking flight, gets killed by
a house cat

Thumb-size bat makes record-breaking flight, gets killed...

A record-breaking female Nathusius' pipistrelle bat traveled more than 1,200 miles...

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'Real-life dragon' in Cretaceous Australia was huge, toothy
and a 'savage' hunter

'Real-life dragon' in Cretaceous Australia was huge, toothy...

A pterosaur "dragon" that lived in Australia during the Cretaceous was the continent's...

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10 out-of-this-world images of Earth taken by Landsat
satellites

10 out-of-this-world images of Earth taken by Landsat satellites

A collection of 10 of the best satellite photos to come out of the Landsat program.

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How to watch the peak of the Perseid meteor shower this
week

How to watch the peak of the Perseid meteor shower this...

Get ready: The Perseid meteor shower peaks on Thursday (Aug. 12), and it has the...

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CDC investigating 2 deaths, 2 illnesses from rare bacterial
disease

CDC investigating 2 deaths, 2 illnesses from rare bacterial...

The disease, called melioidosis, is usually only seen in countries with tropical...

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Mysterious dimming of bright star Betelgeuse possibly
explained

Mysterious dimming of bright star Betelgeuse possibly explained

The mysterious strange dimming seen last year in the huge star Betelgeuse may be...

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Are there any black holes left over from the Big
Bang?

Are there any black holes left over from the Big Bang?

The early universe was a crazy place where, if conditions were right, any old patch...

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Possible evidence for biblical earthquake found in City of
David

Possible evidence for biblical earthquake found in City...

Archaeologists have found evidence of an earthquake that hit the City of David in...

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Human influence on global warming is 'unequivocal,' IPCC
report says

Human influence on global warming is 'unequivocal,' IPCC...

Hundreds of scientists with a UN panel reviewed more than 14,000 studies documenting...

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Origin of dinosaur-ending asteroid possibly found. And it's
dark.

Origin of dinosaur-ending asteroid possibly found. And...

Scientists figured out what slammed into Earth and killed the dinosaurs 66 million...

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There are 2 types of narcissists. Here's what makes each
tick.

There are 2 types of narcissists. Here's what makes each...

Chances are you've met a narcissist. Here's what's behind the gigantic ego.

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Perseverance rover aims for its 1st sample of Mars, comes up
empty

Perseverance rover aims for its 1st sample of Mars, comes...

Perseverance drilled its first sample-collecting hole on Friday (Aug. 6), but data...

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What happens if a far more lethal coronavirus emerges in
pets?

What happens if a far more lethal coronavirus emerges in...

The recent suggestion that British ministers may have to consider culling or vaccinating...

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Could we really terraform Mars?

Could we really terraform Mars?

With its frigid temperatures, remoteness from the sun and general dustiness, changing...

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Dixie Fire becomes largest in California history

Dixie Fire becomes largest in California history

Burning through parched fuel like matchsticks, the Dixie Fire in Northern California...

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Do identical twins have identical fingerprints?

Do identical twins have identical fingerprints?

Despite sharing almost 100% of their DNA, identical twins have different fingerprints,...

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Babylonians used Pythagorean theorem 1,000 years before it
was 'invented' in ancient Greece

Babylonians used Pythagorean theorem 1,000 years before...

The theorem may have been used to settle a land dispute between two affluent individuals.

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California woman got typhus from a neighborhood rat

California woman got typhus from a neighborhood rat

Rats are notorious for spreading disease.

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Fish with 'human teeth' stuns anglers in North
Carolina

Fish with 'human teeth' stuns anglers in North Carolina

Meet the sheepshead fish, a common Atlantic coast swimmer with a very crunchy diet.

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Cerebral palsy: Causes, symptoms & treatment

Cerebral palsy: Causes, symptoms & treatment

Cerebral palsy is caused by brain damage that leads to muscle weakness and problems...

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Stranded minke whale stinks so bad it's like 'death in a
dumpster'

Stranded minke whale stinks so bad it's like 'death in...

A dead minke whale that washed ashore in a Massachusetts town smells so horrible...

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Tardigrades probably see in black and white

Tardigrades probably see in black and white

Light-sensing proteins called opsins, which are linked to perception of color in...

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Gulf Stream could be veering toward irreversible collapse, a
new analysis warns

Gulf Stream could be veering toward irreversible collapse,...

Although scientists don’t fully understand the varying strengths of the factors...

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Vaccine-resistant coronavirus 'mutants' are more likely when
transmission is high, new model finds

Vaccine-resistant coronavirus 'mutants' are more likely...

A new model lays out when vaccine-resistant mutants are most likely to emerge.

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Melting sea ice could wipe out 98% of emperor penguins by
the end of the century

Melting sea ice could wipe out 98% of emperor penguins...

A new study has predicted that emperor penguins could become functionally extinct...

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'Female' warrior buried in medieval grave may be
non-binary

'Female' warrior buried in medieval grave may be non-binary

A medieval grave in Finland that was thought to hold the body of a female warrior...

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Arizona man went a month without knowing he had the
plague

Arizona man went a month without knowing he had the plague

The case underscores the need to identify serious infections in a timely manner,...

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NASA has glimpsed our galaxy's fate in three-way galactic
brawl

NASA has glimpsed our galaxy's fate in three-way galactic...

Despite the apocalyptic appearances, galactic mergers are a frequent and essential...

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Synthetic brain cells that store 'memories' are possible,
new model reveals

Synthetic brain cells that store 'memories' are possible,...

Scientists have created key parts of synthetic brain cells that can hold cellular...

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(VIDEO) Watch squirrels perform parkour-like stunts for
peanuts

(VIDEO) Watch squirrels perform parkour-like stunts for...

If only our robots were as agile as squirrels.

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More than 1,000 earthquakes swarmed Yellowstone Park last
month. Is 'the big one' nearing?

More than 1,000 earthquakes swarmed Yellowstone Park last...

At least 1,008 earthquakes swarmed Yellowstone National Park in July 2021, the most...

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Wildfire prompts evacuation at Turkey power plant

Wildfire prompts evacuation at Turkey power plant

Turkey continues to battle dozens of intense wildfires that have now killed eight...

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New 'doubly charming' particle could help unlock the secrets
of how matter is built

New 'doubly charming' particle could help unlock the secrets...

Studying the particle could provide physicists with vital insight into the rules...

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Astronaut captures sparkling 'shooting star' video as
Russian space station module falls to Earth

Astronaut captures sparkling 'shooting star' video as Russian...

From his perch on the International Space Station, a French astronaut watched a...

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Perseid meteor shower peaks this month: New moon bodes well
for skywatchers.

Perseid meteor shower peaks this month: New moon bodes...

Perseid meteors are already beginning to fall in a display that promises to dazzle...

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Vaccines cut chance of being infected with delta variant by
half, UK study finds

Vaccines cut chance of being infected with delta variant...

The study examined nearly 100,000 people who took COVID-19 swab tests at home between...

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This hurricane season will be even more active than
previously predicted, NOAA says

This hurricane season will be even more active than previously...

Storm formation during the 2021 Atlantic hurricane season will be higher than previously...

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Long-lost fragment of Stonehenge reveals rock grains dating
to nearly 2 billion years ago

Long-lost fragment of Stonehenge reveals rock grains dating...

After 60 years, a missing piece of Stonehenge finally returns to the U.K., revealing...

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Sharks hide in Florida canal to escape toxic red tide
sweeping the coast

Sharks hide in Florida canal to escape toxic red tide sweeping...

Hundreds of sharks have taken refuge in a Florida canal to escape the toxic red...

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Chinese cities enter lockdown as delta variant
spreads

Chinese cities enter lockdown as delta variant spreads

The outbreak has been traced back to the international airport in Nanjing.

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Sneaky birds caught on video while yanking hair from live
animals

Sneaky birds caught on video while yanking hair from live...

YouTube videos show that birds pull animal hair more often than previously thought.

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Curiosity rover finds cute little rock 'lizard' on
Mars

Curiosity rover finds cute little rock 'lizard' on Mars

A small rock arch in Gale Crater is a whimsical example of the textures of Mars.

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Polar bears bash walrus skulls with boulders and ice blocks,
study suggests

Polar bears bash walrus skulls with boulders and ice blocks,...

Do polar bears throw rocks at walruses' heads to stun and kill them, as centuries...

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These 10 extreme exoplanets are out of this world

These 10 extreme exoplanets are out of this world

From worlds that rain iron and glass to diamond worlds and planets that have escaped...

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Dogs know when humans are lying to them

Dogs know when humans are lying to them

Researchers found that dogs react differently to false information given to them...

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Scientists extract ancient DNA from 32,000-year-old bear
skull

Scientists extract ancient DNA from 32,000-year-old bear...

The DNA hints at when and how ice age brown bears once migrated to Japan's largest...

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Machu Picchu was built decades earlier than thought

Machu Picchu was built decades earlier than thought

The mountaintop Inca citadel of Machu Picchu in southern Peru was built and inhabited...

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What caused a woman to lactate from her armpit?

What caused a woman to lactate from her armpit?

Up to 6% of women are born with extra breast tissue in their body.

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NYC will require COVID-19 vaccination proof for indoor
dining, gyms

NYC will require COVID-19 vaccination proof for indoor...

New York City will become the first city in the U.S. to require proof of vaccination...

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Seeing things on Mars: A history of Martian
illusions

Seeing things on Mars: A history of Martian illusions

In this vast and lonely universe, are Earthlings just desperate for next door neighbors...

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Sacred stone tied to the legend of Romulus and Remus
unearthed in Rome

Sacred stone tied to the legend of Romulus and Remus unearthed...

An immense stone that defined the sacred city limits of ancient Rome almost 2,000...

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Graveyard of rhinos, horses and hippos found in ancient,
dried-up watering hole

Graveyard of rhinos, horses and hippos found in ancient,...

Three periods of drought left an ancient watering hole littered with the bodies...

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Space station mishap with Russian module more serious than
NASA first reported

Space station mishap with Russian module more serious than...

A Russian module accidentally pushed the International Space Station out of place....

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The world has a serious deforestation problem: These 7
images prove it.

The world has a serious deforestation problem: These 7...

From Borneo to Bolivia, here are just a handful of places around the world were...

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One of world's rarest chameleons, once feared extinct, found
in African rainforest

One of world's rarest chameleons, once feared extinct,...

Scientists have found one of the world's rarest chameleons again after fearing the...

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Chipmunks near South Lake Tahoe test positive for
plague

Chipmunks near South Lake Tahoe test positive for plague

The infected chipmunks had no known contact with people.

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Slowdown of Earth's spin caused an oxygen surge

Slowdown of Earth's spin caused an oxygen surge

Billions of years ago, a slowdown in Earth's rotation period lengthened days and...

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'Massive melting event' strikes Greenland after record heat
wave

'Massive melting event' strikes Greenland after record...

One estimate suggests that 13 billion tons (12 metric tons) of ice made its way...

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Real-life SpongeBob and Patrick found side by side on
seafloor. But they likely don't get along.

Real-life SpongeBob and Patrick found side by side on seafloor....

Researchers from NOAA photographed a square, yellow sponge and pink starfish sitting...

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Astronomers catch fizzled-out gamma-ray burst from
supernova

Astronomers catch fizzled-out gamma-ray burst from supernova

A fizzled example of a gamma-ray burst, the most powerful kind of explosion known...

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What does the edge of the solar system look like?

What does the edge of the solar system look like?

Far-flung spacecraft are helping us learn about the solar system's edge.

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Look up! Saturn shines bright, shows off rings as it reaches
opposition.

Look up! Saturn shines bright, shows off rings as it reaches...

Starting Monday (Aug. 2), you can find Saturn shining in the sky as part of a celestial...

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Why did the atomic bomb dropped on Hiroshima leave shadows
of people etched on sidewalks?

Why did the atomic bomb dropped on Hiroshima leave shadows...

Here's why the nuclear bombs dropped in Japan left shadows of people on the ground...

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What's happening inside Simone Biles' brain when the
'twisties' set in?

What's happening inside Simone Biles' brain when the 'twisties'...

Here's what happens inside Simone Biles' brain when the twisties set in. And for...

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What's the hottest temperature the human body can
endure?

What's the hottest temperature the human body can endure?

Here's the highest temperature and humidity level that people can tolerate.

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How 350 vaccinated people caught COVID-19 in huge Cape Cod
outbreak

How 350 vaccinated people caught COVID-19 in huge Cape...

The outbreak has changed our understanding of the coronavirus delta variant.

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'The war has changed,' against new delta variant, internal
CDC presentation says

'The war has changed,' against new delta variant, internal...

The coronavirus delta variant may be as contagious as chickenpox and cause more...

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Cathedral's stained-glass windows 'witnessed' medieval
murder of Archbishop of Canterbury

Cathedral's stained-glass windows 'witnessed' medieval...

The chemical analysis confirms a hypothesis an art historian made 34 years ago.

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People who live to 100 have unique gut bacteria
signatures

People who live to 100 have unique gut bacteria signatures

These bacteria may help ward off infections.

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Scientists transform water into shiny, golden metal

Scientists transform water into shiny, golden metal

In a new experiment, scientists turned water into a shiny, yellowish metal.

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Beat-up duck-billed dinosaur had cracked tailbones and
'cauliflower' tumor. But it just wouldn't die.

Beat-up duck-billed dinosaur had cracked tailbones and...

Scientists discovered cracked tail vertebrae and a large, bony foot tumor in the...

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Rocket Lab is back in business, with launch of US military
satellite

Rocket Lab is back in business, with launch of US military...

The company's Electron rocket launched a small satellite for the U.S. military early...

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Buried 'lakes' on Mars may just be frozen clay

Buried 'lakes' on Mars may just be frozen clay

Bright reflections that radar detected beneath the south pole of Mars may not be...

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Perfectly preserved 310-million-year-old fossilized brain
found

Perfectly preserved 310-million-year-old fossilized brain...

Researchers have uncovered a 310 million-year-old horseshoe crab fossil complete...

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DeepMind says it can predict the shape of every protein in
the human body

DeepMind says it can predict the shape of every protein...

AI firm DeepMind says it can predict the shape of every protein in the human body...

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Light from behind a black hole spotted for 1st time, proving
Einstein right

Light from behind a black hole spotted for 1st time, proving...

Scientists hope to use this new discovery to better understand how space-time warps...

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Polar bears: The largest land carnivores

Polar bears: The largest land carnivores

Polar bears are the largest bear species and are supremely adapted to their Arctic...

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Enormous graveyard of alien-like sea creatures discovered at
'Jurassic Pompeii' in central UK

Enormous graveyard of alien-like sea creatures discovered...

Scientists discovered a fossil graveyard of thousands of perfectly preserved starfish,...

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Strange DNA 'borgs' discovered in California

Strange DNA 'borgs' discovered in California

It's not totally clear what these massive strings of DNA do, but they may help supercharge...

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Baby born with 'twin' fetus inside her stomach

Baby born with 'twin' fetus inside her stomach

The condition occurs in about 1 in 500,000 births.

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Water vapor detected on huge Jupiter moon Ganymede for 1st
time

Water vapor detected on huge Jupiter moon Ganymede for...

In the wisp-thin sky of Jupiter's moon Ganymede, the largest satellite in the solar...

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Remains of twin fetuses and wealthy mom found in Bronze Age
urn

Remains of twin fetuses and wealthy mom found in Bronze...

A Bronze Age urn found in Hungary holds the remains of an elite woman and twin fetuses.

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What are asteroids?

What are asteroids?

Information about asteroids, where they come from and whether one might hit Earth.

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Oldest animal life on Earth possibly discovered. And it’s
related to your bath sponge.

Oldest animal life on Earth possibly discovered. And it’s...

Fossils from northwestern Canada may represent ancient sponges dating to 890 million...

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Iceland may be the tip of a sunken continent

Iceland may be the tip of a sunken continent

Iceland may be the last exposed remnant of a nearly Texas-size continent — called...

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Was Lord Kelvin wrong? 3D-printed shape casts doubt on his
150-year-old theory

Was Lord Kelvin wrong? 3D-printed shape casts doubt on...

Isotropic helicoids are meant to rotate as they move through a fluid. Now physicists...

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Ignoring climate change will yield 'untold suffering,' panel
of 14,000 scientists warns

Ignoring climate change will yield 'untold suffering,'...

A new report signed by 14,000 scientists assesses Earth's 'vital signs,' and finds...

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Astronaut watches Russian space station module fall from
space in fiery demise (photos)

Astronaut watches Russian space station module fall from...

On Monday (July 26), astronauts said goodbye to a cornerstone of the International...

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In rare wildlife encounter, whale watchers spot two white
killer whales off Japan

In rare wildlife encounter, whale watchers spot two white...

Whale watchers in Japan recently saw a pair of white orcas swimming side by side...

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Most complete map of black holes captured by German X-ray
space telescope

Most complete map of black holes captured by German X-ray...

A German X-ray mission is mapping the distribution of black holes and neutron stars...

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The real reason CDC is updating their mask
guidelines

The real reason CDC is updating their mask guidelines

On Tuesday (July 27), the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention updated their...

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Why does gravity pull us down and not up?

Why does gravity pull us down and not up?

Here's why the force of gravity pulls us down rather than up. The answer involves...

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CDC expected to revise coronavirus mask guidance as delta
spreads

CDC expected to revise coronavirus mask guidance as delta...

The announcement will likely be that people who live in areas with high or substantial...

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Fireball streaks across North Texas, creating light show and
sonic boom

Fireball streaks across North Texas, creating light show...

A fireball streaked across North Texas last night, leading to several hundred witness...

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Will we ever find COVID-19's 'Patient Zero?'

Will we ever find COVID-19's 'Patient Zero?'

Researchers have narrowed down the emergence of SARS-CoV-2 to a few weeks in the...

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Nerve damage in cornea could be sign of 'long COVID,' study
hints

Nerve damage in cornea could be sign of 'long COVID,' study...

The results align with other evidence that some symptoms of long COVID may arise...

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Dozens of medical groups urge COVID-19 vaccination mandates
for health workers

Dozens of medical groups urge COVID-19 vaccination mandates...

The signatories include the American Medical Association, the American Nurses Association,...

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Big climate report to be released next month. Here’s what to
expect.

Big climate report to be released next month. Here’s what...

A United Nations panel is preparing to present the first of three reports on climate...

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Biggest cats in the world

Biggest cats in the world

Big cats are found all over the world, from Alaska to China, and each one is ferociously...

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Flashing meteor that exploded over Norway landed somewhere
in a nearby forest

Flashing meteor that exploded over Norway landed somewhere...

Scientists believe the ultra-fast object landed in a densely-forested area near...

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Summer School with Live Science: Capillary action

Summer School with Live Science: Capillary action

We will explore the science of capillary action in our new kids video series: Summer...

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Why are vinegar and baking soda so good for
cleaning?

Why are vinegar and baking soda so good for cleaning?

Why are common household items like baking soda and vinegar such good cleaning agents?

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Harvard-led team to search cosmos for extraterrestrial space
tech and UFOs

Harvard-led team to search cosmos for extraterrestrial...

A multi-institutional research team will seek evidence of technologies crafted by...

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Ancient ship and burial ground discovered in underwater city
in Egypt

Ancient ship and burial ground discovered in underwater...

Archaeologists have discovered the 2,200-year-old wreck of an ancient Egyptian ship...

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Michelangelo's fingerprint possibly found on butt of wax
statue

Michelangelo's fingerprint possibly found on butt of wax...

A change in temperature and humidity levels may explain why a print on a statue...

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Why do nuclear bombs form mushroom clouds?

Why do nuclear bombs form mushroom clouds?

Here's why nuclear bomb explosions lead to a mushroom-shape cloud.

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Steven Weinberg, Nobel Prize-winning physicist, has
died

Steven Weinberg, Nobel Prize-winning physicist, has died

The physicist unified two of the four fundamental forces.

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Asteroid the size of the Great Pyramid of Giza to fly
(safely) by Earth Sunday

Asteroid the size of the Great Pyramid of Giza to fly (safely)...

An asteroid about as long as the Great Pyramid of Giza is tall will make a "close"...

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How early was the novel coronavirus circulating?

How early was the novel coronavirus circulating?

In late December 2019, the Wuhan Municipal Health Commission reported cases of an...

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Boy's bright-yellow tongue was a sign of rare
disorder

Boy's bright-yellow tongue was a sign of rare disorder

An autoimmune disorder was the culprit.

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What would happen if Earth suddenly stopped
spinning?

What would happen if Earth suddenly stopped spinning?

If Earth abruptly stopped spinning, what would happen to everything on it?

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What is a superconductor?

What is a superconductor?

A superconductor is a material that achieves superconductivity— a state of matter...

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Wildfire smoke spreads across US in striking images from
space

Wildfire smoke spreads across US in striking images from...

NASA has released striking satellite images of wildfire smoke clouds covering vast...

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China to activate world's first 'clean' nuclear reactor in
September

China to activate world's first 'clean' nuclear reactor...

Plans for thorium reactors have been around since the 1940s, but Chinese scientists...

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We may finally know why the delta variant of coronavirus is
so infectious

We may finally know why the delta variant of coronavirus...

People infected with the delta variant of the novel coronavirus may be carrying...

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Humans are the real monsters in gory new shark
documentary

Humans are the real monsters in gory new shark documentary

Acclaimed horror director Eli Roth has a new documentary on a horrific subject:...

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8 ways life would get weird on a flat Earth

8 ways life would get weird on a flat Earth

Earth is spherical, but what would happen if the Earth were flat? We explore some...

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'Eye of Sauron' volcano and other deep-sea structures
discovered in underwater 'Mordor'

'Eye of Sauron' volcano and other deep-sea structures discovered...

Researchers aboard a scientific voyage in the Indian Ocean have discovered the remains...

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Scientists mapped the mysterious interior of Mars for the
first time ever

Scientists mapped the mysterious interior of Mars for the...

Scientists used two years of marsquake data to map the interior of the Red Planet...

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Chimpanzee troop beats and kills infant gorillas in
unprecedented clash (Video)

Chimpanzee troop beats and kills infant gorillas in unprecedented...

Researchers have documented chimpanzees killing gorillas for the first time. The...

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'Trash parrots' in Australia have figured out how to open
garbage cans

'Trash parrots' in Australia have figured out how to open...

Wild cockatoos have figured out how to open garbage can lids, and the practice is...

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Sunken settlement discovered beneath a Venice lagoon

Sunken settlement discovered beneath a Venice lagoon

The submerged remains of a Roman road have been found on the seafloor of the Venice...

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NASA's Perseverance rover is about to collect its first
Martian rock sample

NASA's Perseverance rover is about to collect its first...

NASA's Perseverance rover is about to collect its first Martian rock sample, and...

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4 bizarre Stephen Hawking theories that turned out to be
right (and 6 we're not sure about)

4 bizarre Stephen Hawking theories that turned out to be...

Some of Hawking's theories revolutionized the way we view the universe, but others...

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Albino chimp baby murdered by its elders days after rare
sighting

Albino chimp baby murdered by its elders days after rare...

The chimp community's initial reactions to the infant were "unusual."