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Stem Cell Advocates and Critics Push Back on FDA Guidelines

Wed, 21 Sep 2016 12:45:00 GMT

A lengthy public hearing this month may help decide thousands of patients’ health options 

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What the Frack is Going On?

Sun, 25 Sep 2016 14:15:00 GMT

Is there any truth to the claim that fracking causes earthquakes? Answers are within!

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What Will the Antikythera Shipwreck Skeleton Tell Us?

Tue, 20 Sep 2016 16:15:00 GMT

Ancient DNA could hold clues about the people on the 2,000-year-old vessel loaded with luxury goods. This video was reproduced with permission and was first published on September 19, 2016. It is...

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Clever Ants Have Backup Navigation Systems

Thu, 22 Sep 2016 23:04:00 GMT

An ant walking in the desert can gauge distance by footsteps and the sun's position, but an ant being carried can estimate distance by visual information perceived as it passed by.  

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Ancient Biblical Scroll Gets Read While Wrapped

Thu, 22 Sep 2016 03:48:00 GMT

Researchers used high-tech visualization techniques to peer inside an ancient scroll too fragile to unwrap.  

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"Last Shipwreck" from WW I Battle of Jutland Found Near Norway

Wed, 21 Sep 2016 14:30:00 GMT

A marine exploration team found the wreck, one of more than 250 warships that took part in the largest naval engagement of World War I

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Birch Trees Droop at Night with No Rays in Sight

Tue, 20 Sep 2016 20:17:00 GMT

The branches of birch trees in Europe sagged by as much as four inches at night compared with daytime.  

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U.S. Sharpens Surveillance of Crippling Solar Storms

Tue, 20 Sep 2016 16:30:00 GMT

Next-generation space weather model will map the danger facing power grids

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Some Malaria Mosquitoes May Prefer Cows to Us

Mon, 19 Sep 2016 13:00:00 GMT

A chromosomal rearrangement may cause one mosquito species to be lured to cows instead of humans for a blood meal. Christopher Intagliata reports.

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New Take on an Ancient Method Improves Way to Find Prime Numbers

Sat, 24 Sep 2016 11:00:00 GMT

The modified version of the sieve of Eratosthenes could accelerate computer calculations

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Human Skeleton Found on Famed Antikythera Shipwreck

Mon, 19 Sep 2016 17:15:00 GMT

Two-thousand-year-old bones could yield first DNA from an ancient shipwreck victim

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'Try Catch Throw': A Science Fiction Motion Comic

Sun, 25 Sep 2016 13:00:00 GMT

Nature presented this illustrated science fiction story as part of its Science Fiction Special. This video was reproduced with permission and was first published on September 20, 2016. It is...

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Making Human Hamburgers: Bioethics and the Yuck Factor

Wed, 21 Sep 2016 19:00:00 GMT

It's not measurable and it's not always reliable, but a feeling of disgust can be a guide to what's ethical and what's not

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Tardigrade Protein Helps Human DNA Withstand Radiation

Wed, 21 Sep 2016 15:30:00 GMT

Experiments show the water bear’s resilience can be transferred to cultures of human cells 

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New Views: See-Through Brains, the World's Science, Enceladus's Oceans

Tue, 20 Sep 2016 13:00:00 GMT



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Can Crispr-Cas9 Boost Intelligence?

Fri, 23 Sep 2016 15:00:00 GMT

Not now, certainly, but maybe someday—although there are plenty of hurdles to overcome first

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State of the World's Science 2016

Wed, 21 Sep 2016 11:30:00 GMT

Governmental manipulation of news; scientists who won't speak about their work; and research the public never sees

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Why Lobster Larvae Harpoon-Proof Their Poo

Fri, 23 Sep 2016 14:00:00 GMT

How do you eat a live jellyfish? Verrrrry carefully

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These Eagles Snatch Hostile Drones from the Sky

Mon, 19 Sep 2016 14:45:00 GMT

The Dutch National Police are training juvenile bald eagles to use their sharp talons to ground rogue flying robots

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Hubble Telescope Zooms in on Comet's Death Throes

Mon, 19 Sep 2016 15:45:00 GMT

New images capture best-yet view of cometary disintegration

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Sorry David Attenborough, We Didn't Evolve from "Aquatic Apes"--Here's Why

Mon, 19 Sep 2016 12:50:00 GMT

The theory was first put forward more than 55 years ago

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Breaking Up Is What You Do (When You're a Comet)

Sat, 24 Sep 2016 17:00:00 GMT

Hubble Space Telescope catches the details of a complex cometary breakup as it approaches the sun

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Paleo Profile: Hayden's Rattlesnake Demon

Sat, 24 Sep 2016 14:00:00 GMT

This Triassic carnivore ruled when dinosaurs were still small

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The Fossil That Rewrote Human Prehistory

Mon, 19 Sep 2016 11:00:00 GMT

Exactly 80 years ago, paleontologists found the first solid evidence that the human lineage arose in Africa

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How Cats Conquered the World (and a Few Viking Ships)

Tue, 20 Sep 2016 14:00:00 GMT

A large-scale study of ancient feline DNA charts the domestication and global spread of house cats

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