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Exoplanet K2-18b, Another “Super-Earth”, May be Habitable

Scientists have identified a distant “super-Earth” that has a potential for hosting alien life, but that’s not all. This exoplanet,...

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Published: 2017-12-31 00:50 0

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Is a Volcano Forming Under New England?

New England isn’t an area known for volcanic activity. However, this may change due to a bubble of hot rock rising under the surface. Will th...

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Published: 2017-12-31 03:50 0

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You’re Not Just Imagining It: iPhones Do Indeed Lag as Time Goes On

The performance of iPhones begin to deteriorate as new iOS updates come in if users don’t replace their units’ batteries. Is your iPho...

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Published: 2017-12-31 08:50 0

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Astronomers Successfully Identify Unknown Microbes on the ISS

NASA astronomers have finally identified three unknown microbes found hitching a ride on the International Space Station without sending the samples t...

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Published: 2017-12-31 13:50 0

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The Longest Frozen Human Embryo Has Finally Resulted in a Successful Birth

The baby girl, born on November 25, 2017, was an embryo that was frozen on October 14, 1992. The baby’s birth mother was born just about a year...

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Published: 2017-12-31 16:50 0

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A New Update on Our Interstellar Visitor: Have Scientists Detected Alien Signals?

‘Oumuamua, the first object to visit our solar system from interstellar space, still hasn’t shown signs of having intelligent origins. How...

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Published: 2017-12-31 21:50 0

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Humanity as We Know It May Have Evolved From a Random Mutation

Some of our most important organs may have developed due to a random and accidental genetic mutation. Scientists are discovering the roots of human...

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Published: 2018-01-01 00:50 0

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5 of This Year’s Still-Unsolved Science Mysteries

2017 was an interesting year in many ways, but it was an especially interesting year when it came to scientific mysteries.   Are we getting any...

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Published: 2018-01-01 05:50 0

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Saving Our Coral Reefs by Banking Coral Sperm

Climate models predict that mass coral bleaching events will become more common in the future, which means that corals may eventually become a thing o...

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Published: 2018-01-01 08:50 0

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Real-Life Incredibles: The Family That Can’t Feel Pain

Three generations of this Italian family have an extremely rare genetic mutation that causes them to feel no pain at all. The Marsili family in Ita...

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Published: 2018-01-01 13:50 0

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The Insidious Effects of Power on Our Brains

Why do some people in power abuse those that they have power over? Scientists explore the ways that power affects our brains and our interactions with...

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Published: 2018-01-01 16:50 0

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This is the Hilarious and Adorable Way That Kids Understand Birthday Parties

Researchers have found that very young children think that birthday parties are what make people older. Young children are convinced that birthday...

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Published: 2017-12-20 20:47 0

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How Fasting Can Boost Your Brain Energy

Researchers have found that intermittent fasting may enable you to have more brain energy, better memory, and better learning abilities. How does f...

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Published: 2017-12-20 23:47 0

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Experiment Gone Wrong Nearly Maims Television Host

Natarsha Belling, host of the Australian morning talk show Studio 10, had a near miss when a simple science experiment didn’t go as planned.

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Published: 2017-12-21 02:47 0

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Is ‘Oumuamua an Alien Space Probe or Just a Weird Asteroid? Initial Scan Results are In

Scientists are seeking to confirm or disprove speculation that ‘Oumuamua, the first known interstellar asteroid to enter the solar system, could...

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Published: 2017-12-21 05:47 0

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These Good Golden Boys and Girls Can Help Your Dog Live Longer

3,000 golden retrievers are helping scientists uncover a way to beat canine cancer and get our four-legged best friends to live longer. A longitud...

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Published: 2017-12-21 08:47 0

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This Star System Has as Many Planets as Ours

Our solar system no longer has the most number of planets of any known star systems. The discovery of a new exoplanet has lead to the discovery of a s...

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Published: 2017-12-22 11:47 0

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The Mysterious Condition That Makes High-Altitude Mountain Climbers Hallucinate

Scientists have identified a mysterious condition that induces vivid hallucinations and psychotic episodes in high-altitude mountain climbers. Moun...

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Published: 2017-12-22 14:47 0

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Look Into the Face of an Ancient Peruvian Queen

Scientists have reconstructed the face of a wealthy pre-Columbian noblewoman buried about 1,200 years ago in Peru. The face of an ancient Andean qu...

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Published: 2017-12-22 17:47 0

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“Amazing” Discovery Shows Wild Pigs Seemingly Mourning Their Dead

An eight-year-old boy’s motion-activated camera captured a group of peccaries, or skunk pigs, seeming to be mourning one of their dead.  ...

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Published: 2017-12-22 20:47 0

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Diving Into the Dark World of Munchausen Syndrome by Proxy

An eight-year-old boy has been to the hospital 323 times and has undergone 13 major surgeries. However, medical professionals have concluded that noth...

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Published: 2017-12-23 11:47 0

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If It’s Snowing in the South US, Then is Climate Change Not Real?

If rising global temperatures are a hallmark of climate change, but it’s snowing in Florida and Texas, then is climate change a hoax? Snow fa...

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Published: 2017-12-23 14:47 0

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It’s Not Just Your Dog: Dinosaurs Had Ticks, Too

Dinosaurs didn’t just have to contend with erupting volcanoes, visiting asteroids, and—oh yes—extinction, they had to contend with b...

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Published: 2017-12-23 17:47 0

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Why Gay Men Often Have Older Brothers

Does having older brothers increase the chances that a man will be gay? Scientists say that yes, it does. What is the older brother effect? &nbsp...

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Published: 2017-12-23 20:47 0

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We Now Have a Full Genetic Map of the Extinct Tasmanian Tiger

Scientists have managed to sequence the entire genome of the Tasmanian tiger, revealing previously-unknown information on the species’s evolutio...

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Published: 2017-12-13 22:56 0

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Is Our First Interstellar Asteroid Visitor Actually an Alien Probe? SETI is on the Case

Alien hunters think that ‘Oumuamua, the first known interstellar asteroid to venture into our solar system, may be a probe sent by intelligent e...

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Published: 2017-12-14 01:56 0

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“Man Flu” is Real: Men May Indeed Experience Worse Cold and Flu Symptoms Than Women

According to the Oxford Dictionary, a man flu is a “cold or minor ailment” whose severity has been exaggerated by the man experiencing it....

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Published: 2017-12-14 04:56 0

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What the Future Holds for Japan’s Bunny-Filled Island

The influx of tourists flooding ┼îkunoshima, also known as Rabbit Island, has turned out to be problematic for the island’s fuzzy, long-eared res...

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Published: 2017-12-14 07:56 0

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The Extremely Rare Sumatran Tiger is Quickly Losing Its Habitat

Palm oil plantations are driving Sumatran tigers out of their habitats and closer to extinction. A camera trap captures a photo of a wild Sumatran...

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Published: 2017-12-14 10:56 0

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Would Life on Other Planets be Able to Live on Nothing but Air?

The discovery of bacteria in Antarctica that live only on the chemicals in the atmosphere leads scientists to think that bacteria on other planets may...

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Published: 2017-12-14 13:56 0

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