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The Oldest Known Wild Bird Becomes a Mother Again at Age 67

Wisdom the 67-year-old Laysan albatross is not only still alive and kicking, she’s also alive and laying. Wisdom tends to her chick, Kukini;...

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Published: 2018-01-10 13:11 0

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Adored Fur Seal Survives Risky Never-Before-Tried Brain Surgery

A beloved fur seal named Ziggy Star has survived a risky form of brain surgery—the first of its kind. In spite of the uncertainty, however, Zigg...

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Published: 2018-01-10 07:11 0

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Naked Bacon: The Bacon Type That Won’t Increase Your Cancer Risk With Every Breakfast

Bacon is so good it’s almost deadly—and in a certain way, it is. However, a new kind of nitrate-free bacon can keep all that’s good...

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Published: 2018-01-10 10:11 0

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There’s a Surprising Lot More to Plants Than We Realize

Plants can make decisions and learn, which is pretty impressive for organisms that don’t have a brain. Scientists have now gained more insight i...

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Published: 2018-01-10 16:11 0

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Edward Snowden Will Keep Your Secrets Safe With a New Phone App

Edward Snowden is a traitor or a hero, depending on which side you’re on. Something that isn’t subjective, however, is the fact that he&rs...

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Published: 2018-01-10 19:11 0

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The Genetics Behind the “Asian Flush”

One in three people with East Asian heritage have the so-called “Asian Flush”, or the propensity to go very red in the face when drinking....

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Published: 2018-01-02 20:01 0

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Zoo Theory: Why We Haven’t Made Contact With Aliens Yet

The Zoo Theory attempts to explain one of the most enduring mysteries of our time: why, if intelligent extraterrestrials are out there, haven’t...

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Published: 2018-01-02 23:01 0

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This Giant Octopus Has Been Hiding in Plain Sight

A giant Pacific octopus species has been swimming around right under our noses all this time, and scientists have only just identified it. A newly...

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Published: 2018-01-03 02:01 0

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Whew! Large Newly-Discovered Asteroid Narrowly Misses Earth

An asteroid the size of a double-decker bus has passed by Earth and the moon in what astronomers consider a “near-miss”. An asteroid m...

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Published: 2018-01-03 05:01 0

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An Ancient Urn at the Bottom of a Japanese Lake Baffles Experts

There’s a very old urn sitting at the bottom of Lake Biwako in Japan, and archeologists are stumped as to why it’s there. The photo of...

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Published: 2018-01-01 19:50 0

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Love at First Sight Doesn’t Actually Happen, According to Science

Sorry, hopeless romantics: falling in love at first sight has turned out to be nothing more than a common trope. Do you believe in love at first si...

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Published: 2017-12-28 23:50 0

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Oh, the Irony: Did President Trump’s Grandfather Migrate to the US Due to Climate Change?

It’s more important than ever for world leaders to understand how migration relates to climate change, especially if their own families have a h...

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Published: 2017-12-29 02:50 0

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Wanna Sleep and Think Better? Eat Your Fish, Kids

Scientists have found that weekly meals of fish can help improve the quality of children’s sleep and boost their IQ as well. Kids can reap l...

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Published: 2017-12-29 05:50 0

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China’s First Emperor was Fixated on Living Forever, New Discovery Shows

New archaeological findings reveal that Qin Shi Huang, the first emperor of China and the man behind the famed Terracotta Army, commanded his subjects...

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Published: 2017-12-29 08:50 0

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Daddy Issues: Paternal Rejection May Cause Social Anxiety in Children

Research has found that children who have been rejected by their fathers are more likely to develop social anxiety and loneliness in adolescence....

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Published: 2017-12-29 22:50 0

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Remains of an Ancient Loch Ness Monster-Like Sea Creature Found in Antarctica

Scientists in Argentina have discovered the remains of a 150-million-year-old marine reptile from the Jurassic Period in Antarctica. Pleiosaurs hav...

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Published: 2017-12-30 03:50 0

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This Madcap Planet Just Keeps Getting Weirder and Weirder

The exoplanet GJ436b is further proof that more often than we probably realize, nature likes letting its freak flag fly. GJ436b has a hydrogen tail...

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Published: 2017-12-30 11:50 0

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Waking Sleeping Volcanoes With Climate Change’s Kiss

Researchers have found that climate change may cause Iceland’s glacial volcanoes to erupt more often in the future. A volcano erupting from...

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Published: 2017-12-30 16:50 0

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Rescuers Free the Last of Nepal’s Dancing Bears

Bear dancing, a cruel tradition that enjoyed a long stint in Nepal, has finally come to an end with the rescue of its last two bears. Dancing bear...

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Published: 2017-12-30 19:50 0

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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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