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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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Woman Suffers a Clinical Broken Heart After Her Dog’s Death

It turns out that broken hearts aren’t just a figure of speech.   A 62-year-old woman in Texas has reportedly suffered a clinical broke...

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Published: 2017-10-28 03:33 0

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Autopilot Mode is an Actual Thing, Scientists Say

Have you ever felt like you just went through your day on autopilot mode? It’s not just you. Scientists have now found that you’re not jus...

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Published: 2017-10-28 06:33 0

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The “Human” Teeth Fossils That Could Allegedly Rewrite History May Not be What They Seem

News broke that the discovery of 9.7 million-year-old fossilized primate teeth could apparently “rewrite human history”. However, those pr...

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Published: 2017-10-28 09:33 0

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An Artificial Intelligence Program is the Hottest New Horror Writer

As if AI that can do what we do wasn’t horrifying enough, scientists have now also come up with AI that can write horror stories.   W...

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Published: 2017-10-28 12:33 0

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Keeping Saturn’s Rings Intact is a Lunar Team Effort

Data from the Cassini spacecraft show that Saturn’s moons work together to keep Saturn’s A ring intact. Saturn and its moons [Image by&...

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Published: 2017-10-28 15:33 0

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Skills You Need to Learn to Survive a Zombie Apocalypse

When it’s the zombie apocalypse, or if you’ve been stranded in the woods, will you be able to survive without the help of Google? How t...

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Published: 2017-10-28 18:33 0

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Exciting Discovery Reveals Male Dolphins Offering Love Tokens to Females

Male bottlenose dolphins in Australia have been found to offer large, opulent sea sponges to females, possibly as love tokens. A male bottlenose do...

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Published: 2017-10-28 21:33 0

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Dogs May be Communicating With Us by Making Puppy Dog Eyes

Research shows that dogs alter their own facial expressions and deploy their lethal puppy dog eyes when they know that humans are looking at them. Thi...

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Published: 2017-10-29 00:33 0

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Has Japan’s Space Agency Found Our Future Lunar Base?

The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) found a huge cave on the surface of the moon, which could serve as a base and shelter for astronauts in...

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Published: 2017-10-29 15:33 0

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Dogs Can Indeed Smell Fear--Here’s How They React

Dogs are capable of smelling fear on humans, and when they do, they get scared, too. Dogs get scared when we're scared.     According...

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Published: 2017-10-29 18:33 0

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Poachers are Now Targeting Rescued Lions Living in Sanctuaries

What began as a heartwarming rescue of abused circus lions has taken a tragic turn. 33 lions were rescued from abusive circuses in Peru and Colombi...

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Published: 2017-10-29 21:33 0

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