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The Search for the Mysterious Source of Earth’s Antimatter

Something out there is blasting Earth with antimatter particles. What exactly is this source, and why is it flooding our atmosphere with antimatter?...

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Published: 2017-12-03 23:13 0

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Did Humans Evolve Only in Africa? Hominin Skull Found in China May Suggest Otherwise

One widely accepted theory in human evolution is that modern humans evolved in Africa. However, a new analysis of an ancient hominin skull may force u...

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Published: 2017-11-17 19:31 0

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Earth-Sized World May be the Nearest Exoplanet Able to Support Life

At just 11 light years away. the exoplanet Ross 128b may be the closest planet to Earth that can support life, making it a prime target for the search...

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Published: 2017-11-17 22:31 0

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The “Virtual Nation” of Asgardia Sends Its First Satellite to Space

The Space Kingdom of Asgardia has just crossed a significant milestone: it launched its first satellite on November 12. Is this the early beginnings o...

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Published: 2017-11-18 01:31 0

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Doxxing: Why People Expose Others’ Personal Information Online

Researchers take a scientific approach to explaining the modern-day phenomenon of doxxing, wherein someone maliciously publicizes a person’s pri...

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Published: 2017-11-18 04:31 0

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The Secret of the Rare, Age-Defying Amish Gene Mutation

A rare gene mutation that arose in an Amish population seems to be able to extend life spans by ten years and even protect against diabetes. A gene...

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Published: 2017-11-18 07:31 0

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Carbon Emissions are on the Rise Again, Reports Say

Carbon emissions levels remained largely unchanged for three years, but are now rising again. It’s still unclear, however, if this is the beginn...

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Published: 2017-11-18 10:31 0

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Archaeologists Discover the Earliest Evidence of Winemaking

We don’t usually think of Stone Age people to be particularly refined, but archaeologists have discovered that the fine art of winemaking likely...

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Published: 2017-11-18 13:31 0

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The Desperate Bid to Rescue 10 Stranded Sperm Whales

Rescuing one sperm whale, which can weigh 35,000 to 57,000 kilograms, is already quite the challenge. So how do you rescue 10 of the creatures, all of...

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Published: 2017-11-18 16:31 0

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NASA and Uber Team Up to Develop a Flying Car Project

We’re getting closer and closer to a Jetsons-like future with NASA and Uber’s new collaboration on developing a flying car. Visualizat...

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Published: 2017-11-18 19:31 0

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Straight Outta Your Nightmares: Rare “Prehistoric” Shark with 300 Teeth Seen Off Portugal

A rarely-seen shark species that once occupied the world alongside dinosaurs--and may have inspired maritime myths of sea serpents--has been caught of...

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Published: 2017-11-18 20:31 0

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Manuka Honey: Superfood or Snake Oil

Manuka honey has been touted to be a superfood that can be used to treat several conditions, but what exactly can--and can’t--manuka honey do?...

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Published: 2017-11-18 23:31 0

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How Long Can Microorganisms Live on Mars?

Scientists have found that microorganisms can survive in the harsh surface conditions of Mars for millions of years, which is much longer than previou...

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Published: 2017-11-19 00:31 0

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2017 is Set to be One of the Hottest Years on Record

The year may not be up yet, but scientists are already saying that 2017 will be among the three hottest years on record.     Does this...

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Published: 2017-11-19 03:31 0

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Gluten May Not be to Blame for Non-Celiac Gluten Sensitivity

Short-chain carbohydrates, not gluten, may be what’s triggering your non-celiac gluten sensitivity. Can't have what your friends are having a...

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Published: 2017-11-19 04:31 0

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If Music Gives You Chills, It May be Because Your Brain is Special

If you get goosebumps when you listen to music, then it’s likely that your brain is wired differently. It also means that you have higher emotio...

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Published: 2017-11-19 11:31 0

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An Awakening: Will Iceland’s Tallest Volcano Wreak Devastation Once Again?

Unusual seismic activity in the region of Öræfajökull, a formidable Icelandic volcano, has scientists worried that another eruption ma...

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Published: 2017-11-19 12:31 0

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UN to Discuss the Use of Killer Robots

Several artificial intelligence experts have been calling for a ban on the use of so-called “killer robots”. Will their calls fall on deaf...

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Published: 2017-11-19 15:31 0

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Physical Attraction isn’t All About Looks, According to Science

A pretty face isn’t the only thing that makes people attractive, scientists have found. Our voice and smell also play a significant role in phys...

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Published: 2017-11-19 18:31 0

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The Kindness of Bonobos: Why “Human Decency” isn’t Unique to Humans

Bonobos are capable of being kind to complete strangers, even when there’s no benefit to it.     Is kindness a uniquely human tra...

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Published: 2017-11-19 21:31 0

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Why Declawing Cats Should be Illegal Everywhere

As the city of Denver, Colorado considers a ban on declawing cats, let’s look at why people declaw their cats and why the practice should be ban...

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Published: 2017-11-11 23:06 0

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Women in Science: Elizabeth Stern

Learn more about Elizabeth Stern, the woman who helped us gain more understanding about the diagnosis, treatment, as well as the prevention of cervica...

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Published: 2017-11-12 02:06 0

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Perfectly Preserved Cave Lion Cub Gives Hope to Cloning Cave Lions Back to Life

The well-preserved remains of a cave lion cub that dates back to the last Ice Age may make it possible to resurrect cave lions.   The paws of...

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Published: 2017-11-12 05:06 0

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Doctors Replace Almost All of a Boy’s Skin to Save His Life

A young Syrian refugee suffering from a rare, life-threatening genetic disorder has received gene therapy that replaced 80% of his epidermis. The...

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Published: 2017-11-12 08:06 0

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Ancient Roman Politician Celebrated Election Victory With a Sundial in His Name

Archaeologists discovered a 2,000-year-old proof that politicians have always been a little full of of themselves, even when they intend to share thei...

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Published: 2017-11-13 02:06 0

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Heartbreak as Vaquita Capture and Conservation Efforts End

Efforts to save the vaquita by capturing the last remaining of the Mexican porpoises in the wild have come to halt after the one that experts captured...

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Published: 2017-11-13 05:06 0

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The Star That Won’t Stay Dead

There’s a star out there that’s been repeatedly imploding over a period of 50 years--but it just wouldn’t stay dead. This has led as...

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Published: 2017-11-13 08:06 0

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Astronomers Find Seven New Giant Radio Galaxies

Astronomers in Mexico have identified seven large extragalactic radio sources, which are also known by the name giant radio galaxies. The radio galax...

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Published: 2017-11-13 11:06 0

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Archaeologists Discover an Amazing Ancient Greek Masterpiece

Researchers found a stunningly intricate carving on a 3,500-year-old gemstone that measures less than an inch and a half long. The Pylos Combat Aga...

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Published: 2017-11-13 14:06 0

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The Rare and Diverste Wildlife of Australia’s Greater Blue Mountains Area

The Greater Blue Mountains Area may be one of the most beautiful places on Earth, but it also harbors some of the rarest wildlife in the world. Ae...

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Published: 2017-11-13 17:06 0

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