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The First Americans May Have Arrived Earlier Than Previously Thought

Not only did the first Americans arrive on the continent earlier than scientists thought, but they may have also traveled by sea instead of a land bri...

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Published: 2017-11-14 02:06 0

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Uncovering the Secrets of Our Closest Neighboring Star

Astronomers have found that Proxima Centauri, the star closest to our solar system, is surrounded by a ring of cosmic dust. This indicates that Proxim...

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Published: 2017-11-13 23:06 0

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What Caused the Death of Hundreds of Sea Turtles in El Salvador?

300 to 400 sea turtles have turned up dead off the coast of El Salvador, and scientists are on a mission to find out why.     Locals ha...

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Published: 2017-11-13 20:06 0

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Has the White House Finally Admitted That Anthropogenic Climate Change is Real?

Not really. However, the White House did approve the newly-released Climate Science Special Report (CSSR), which unequivocally states that climate cha...

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Published: 2017-11-14 05:06 0

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What Photographing Atlantic Puffins is Like

When National Geographic Your Shot photographer Sunil Gopalan spotted a puffin going home with a mouth full of tiny fish, he knew he found something s...

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Published: 2017-11-14 08:06 0

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Scientists Identify an Orangutan Species That May be the Rarest Great Ape on Earth

A tiny orangutan population living in Sumatra has turned out to be the newest orangutan species known to science. Though newly discovered, this specie...

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Published: 2017-11-15 11:06 0

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Confirmed: We Actually Do Like Dogs More Than We Like Other People

Researchers have found that people may indeed like dogs more than they like other people. Why do we like dogs more than other people? Believe it or...

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Published: 2017-11-15 14:06 0

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Huge Winged Predator was One of the Largest Animals to Ever Take Flight

This terrifying winged dinosaur, which was the size of a small aircraft, terrorized both the sky and land during its tenure on Earth. Good thing it&rs...

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Published: 2017-11-15 17:06 0

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The T. Rex’s Tiny Arms May Have Actually Functioned as Vicious Weapons

While a Tyrannosaurus rex’s arms seem puny and pathetic, they may have been used as vicious weapons that enabled the fearsome dinosaur to captur...

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Published: 2017-11-15 20:06 0

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There is a Huge, Mysterious Void Inside Egypt’s Great Pyramid

Scientists announced that the Great Pyramid of Giza contains a mysterious, never-before-seen chamber measuring at least a hundred feet long. The G...

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Published: 2017-11-15 23:06 0

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What Would Aliens Look Like? More Like Us Than We May Think, Scientists Say

Scientists think that we may have more in common in aliens--looks-wise, anyway--than sci-fi would like us to believe.     At this point...

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Published: 2017-11-03 01:21 0

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This Underground Fire Has Been Burning for Six Decades

An underground fire in southwestern China has been burning steadily for 59 years and counting.   Video by CCTV+ There’s a patch of l...

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Published: 2017-11-03 04:21 0

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The Humongous Planet Orbiting a Tiny Star

An exoplanet that’s far bigger than its host star has left scientists baffled and questioning what they know about how planets form. Illustra...

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Published: 2017-11-03 07:21 0

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Why This Horde of Octopuses Crawled Out of the Sea and Onto Land

Footage shows about 25 curled octopuses crawling out of the sea onto the beach in New Quay, Ceredigion, Wales.   Footage by SeaMor Dolphin W...

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Published: 2017-11-03 10:21 0

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Dolphins May Get Alzheimer’s Disease as Well, New Study Shows

This is the first time that Alzheimer’s disease has been detected in wild animals.     Alzheimer’s is one of the more deva...

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Published: 2017-11-03 13:21 0

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Five Mundane Things That Can Kill You

A lot of things on Earth can kill you, from accidents, disease, mistakes, and missteps. However, some ordinary, seemingly small things aren’t to...

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Published: 2017-11-03 16:21 0

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Scientists Explain Eerie Balls of Light Seen Over Siberia

The mysterious light orbs that appeared over Siberia weren’t a sign of the apocalypse, nor were they a fleet of alien spacecraft. The truth is o...

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Published: 2017-11-03 19:21 0

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Medical Care in Space: When Astronauts Get Sick

Yes, astronauts can get sick in space. Scientists are now looking for unconventional ways to treat illnesses while working around the absence of gravi...

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Published: 2017-11-03 22:21 0

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Do We Have a Natural Fear of Snakes and Spiders?

Is the fear of snakes and spiders something we learn due to external factors, or something we’re born with?   Trigger warning: lots of cr...

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Published: 2017-11-04 01:21 0

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How a Teenaged Astronomer Made an Astounding Discovery

Over a hundred years ago, a relatively unknown teenager from Spain documented a rare solar flare. Though mostly forgotten in the past century, the tee...

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Published: 2017-11-04 04:21 0

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Could a Machine Have its Own Consciousness?

Building a conscious machine isn’t possible just yet, but it may be in the future. What would it take for robots to have consciousness? &nbs...

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Published: 2017-11-04 07:21 0

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Are Intelligent Aliens Trapped in Ice-Covered Oceans?

Scientists offer the possibility that if there are intelligent aliens in our galaxy, they may be swimming in cold, dark oceans covered by miles of ice...

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Published: 2017-11-04 10:21 0

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101 Critically Endangered Pangolins Rescued From Smugglers

An anti-smuggling operation off the coast of Sumatra has successfully rescued 101 live pangolins on a fishing boat. Photo by Kyle de Nobrega  ...

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Published: 2017-11-04 13:21 0

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First Nations Community Fights to Save the Rare Spirit Bear

The spirit bear, also known as the Kermode bear, is traditionally considered to be sacred to First Nations people. One First Nations community is now...

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Published: 2017-11-04 16:21 0

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Plasma Technology May Make it Possible to Make Oxygen on Mars

Building a future colony on Mars just became more of a possibility because of findings that plasma technology can enable colonists to produce oxygen o...

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Published: 2017-11-05 04:21 0

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Does This 6,000-Year-Old Skull Belong to the Oldest Known Tsunami Victim?

An ancient partial skull that was once thought to belong to an extinct human species may actually belong to the oldest known tsunami victim. This s...

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Published: 2017-10-26 18:33 0

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New Findings Vindicate Jane Goodall and Her Claims About Chimpanzee Personalities

Researchers have found that chimpanzees in the wild have personalities akin to those of humans, confirming Jane Goodall’s own findings. A tou...

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Published: 2017-10-26 21:33 0

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Ancient Shipwreck Reveals the Oldest Known Navigational Tool

3D scanning technology reveals that a circular artifact extracted from an ancient shipwreck is the oldest known astrolabe in the world. Photo by Da...

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Published: 2017-10-27 00:33 0

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Is China Getting Serious About Cracking Down on Pollution?

China is shutting down tens of thousands of factories in an effort to crack down on those violating environmental laws. China is cleaning up its a...

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Published: 2017-10-27 03:33 0

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The Sun is Rising on Transparent Solar Cells

Bulky solar panels may be a thing of the past with the invention of transparent solar cells that look like glass. Photo by Richard Lunt   &n...

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Published: 2017-10-27 06:33 0

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