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Moths Inspire Better Smartphone Screens

Tue, 27 Jun 2017 02:02:00 GMT

Researchers designed an antireflective coating for smartphone screens, with inspiration from the bumpy eyes of moths. Christopher Intagliata reports.

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You've Done the Research: Now Share It with the World

Mon, 26 Jun 2017 16:00:00 GMT

Scientific American, the Alan Alda Center for Communicating Science and the Kavli Foundation announce a new course that teaches scientists how to write for the public

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How to Build the Perfect Sandcastle--According to Science

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 12:00:00 GMT

A sedimentologist weighs in on beach selection, tools and the perfect sand-to-water ratio

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Internet Sees Mysterious Gathering (Council?) of Gandalf-Themed Creatures

Sat, 24 Jun 2017 15:00:00 GMT

Wizard hats are all the rage, apparently

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4 More FAQs about Percentages

Wed, 28 Jun 2017 14:00:00 GMT

How do you quickly calculate 25 percent of a number? Or 33 percent of a number? And how can you quickly calculate percentage increases?

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The Making of an Allosaurus Graveyard

Sun, 25 Jun 2017 13:00:00 GMT

A new analysis sets the scene for how over 46 Allosaurus came to be buried in the same place

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Human Cell Atlas Opens a New Window to Health and Disease

Tue, 27 Jun 2017 11:15:00 GMT

An international project is set to detail how every cell type in the body functions

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SpaceX Launches Rocket with "Highest-Ever Reentry Force"

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 21:00:00 GMT

The company has now landed a recycled rocket for the second time

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Top 10 Emerging Technologies of 2017

Mon, 26 Jun 2017 12:00:00 GMT

Which 10 disruptive solutions are now poised to change the world?

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The Case for Cosmic Modesty

Wed, 28 Jun 2017 18:00:00 GMT

If we want to find life elsewhere, we should search for it in all of its possible forms

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Fun with Gravitational Waves

Sun, 25 Jun 2017 19:00:00 GMT

Even the Earth–sun system radiates gravitational waves, but just how powerful are they?

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Scientists in Limbo as US Supreme Court Allows Modified Travel Ban

Mon, 26 Jun 2017 19:15:00 GMT

Justices overturn lower court rulings on policy targeting people from six majority-Muslim countries

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A Cat Turned Milk into Popular Plastic

Wed, 28 Jun 2017 17:00:00 GMT

Casein, used in artistic buttons and now coffee creamer, got started when a cat got rowdy in a lab

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Could Asteroids Bombard the Earth to Cause a Mass Extinction in 10 Million Years?

Sun, 25 Jun 2017 10:45:00 GMT

Given the evidence that an asteroid triggered the dinosaur extinction, it makes sense to ask whether showers of asteroids could be to blame for regular extinction events

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Nil Communication: How to Send a Message without Sending Anything at All

Tue, 27 Jun 2017 12:00:00 GMT

Physicists have exploited the laws of quantum mechanics to send information without transmitting a signal. But have they, really?

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Success of Gravity-Wave Satellite Paves Way for 3-Craft Mission

Tue, 27 Jun 2017 14:45:00 GMT

Technology far exceeded expectations in LISA Pathfinder test

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Precision Farming Increases Crop Yields

Tue, 27 Jun 2017 12:15:00 GMT

Combining sensors and imaging of every plant with real-time data analytics improves farm outputs and reduces waste

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When Horned Dinosaurs Traveled East

Sun, 25 Jun 2017 17:00:00 GMT

An unexpected tooth changes the story of one of the most famous dinosaur groups

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40 Is Considered Old in Senate GOP Health Plan

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 17:45:00 GMT

People at that age who receive subsidies for care would see big changes

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To Counteract Propaganda, We Should Look to Lessons from Advertising

Sat, 24 Jun 2017 17:00:00 GMT

The goal should not be conversion but doubt

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Air Guns Used in Offshore Oil Exploration Can Kill Tiny Marine Life

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 12:30:00 GMT

Lethal effects from pulses of sound used to probe the sea floor can travel over a kilometer

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The Tao of Tau

Tue, 27 Jun 2017 11:00:00 GMT

There are plenty of arguments for why the lesser known Greek letter should be as popular as its more famous cousin

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Nuclear Weapons Site Alarms Shut Off, Scientists Inhale Uranium

Tue, 27 Jun 2017 10:45:00 GMT

Most scientists were not told of risks for months after 2014 incident; investigation shows more mishaps at Nevada and New Mexico nuclear sites

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Solar System Survey Casts Doubt on Mysterious "Planet Nine"

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 11:30:00 GMT

Orbits of four newfound objects show no signs of gravitational pull from proposed giant planet

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The Beers and the Bees: Pollinators Provide a Different Kind of Brewer's Yeast

Mon, 26 Jun 2017 13:15:00 GMT

A North Carolina lab taps stinging insects for an ancient microbe to use in “bumblebeer”

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