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Mummy Hair Points to a Low-Stress Life in Ancient South America

Sat, 23 Jul 2016 12:00:00 GMT

Scant cortisol levels in mummified locks change ideas about pre-Hispanic Chile natives

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Great Red Spot Helps Explain Jupiter's Warm Upper Atmosphere

Wed, 27 Jul 2016 18:22:00 GMT

A thermal spike linked to the solar system’s largest storm explains weather on gas giant planets

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Can Chemists Turn Pollution into Gold?

Mon, 25 Jul 2016 11:00:00 GMT

Scientists are trying to convert carbon dioxide emissions into something of value—without using too much energy

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Chinese Satellite Is One Giant Step for the Quantum Internet

Wed, 27 Jul 2016 17:00:00 GMT

Craft due to launch in August is first in a wave of planned quantum space experiments

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Quiz: Are You a Real Math Geek?

Mon, 25 Jul 2016 11:45:00 GMT

A highly scientific assessment of your math geekitude

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What Kind of Rock Would You Be?

Sun, 24 Jul 2016 16:00:00 GMT

A bit ago, I had my En Tequila Es Verdad readers ask some simple geology questions, and they delivered! This is the first in a long series of reader-inspired posts exploring the lighter side of...

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Tim Kaine's Climate Record Is All over the Map

Mon, 25 Jul 2016 14:45:00 GMT

He is for natural gas and oil drilling, yet also for cutting greenhouse gas emissions

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No Health Problems from 2014 Chemical Spill in West Virginia

Mon, 25 Jul 2016 17:00:00 GMT

Government study finds safety for unborn children, calming fears

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Spry Dolly Siblings Could Make Clone Skeptics Sheepish

Tue, 26 Jul 2016 16:45:00 GMT

Copied animals’ long and healthy retirement may breathe life into cloning applications

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The Unexpected Dangers of Recreational Counting

Wed, 27 Jul 2016 13:00:00 GMT

Deciphering mathematical card tricks is a wonderful pastime, but it can get you into some bizarre predicaments

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"Coding for All": Is It a Smart Goal for Schools?

Mon, 25 Jul 2016 11:30:00 GMT

Is coding for all a realistic goal—and is it one that American schools should be pursuing?

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Frigate Bird Flights Last Months

Sat, 23 Jul 2016 19:21:00 GMT

Great frigate birds may stay aloft for up to two months, eating and sleeping on the wing.  

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How to Reduce Police Violence

Fri, 22 Jul 2016 16:30:00 GMT

Doubts cast on police implicit bias training

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A Visual Guide to Running Like an Olympian

Thu, 28 Jul 2016 11:00:00 GMT

Information graphic breaks down the physics of human speed

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Brexit Watch: U.K. Researchers Scramble to Save Science

Mon, 25 Jul 2016 13:05:00 GMT

Uncertainty reigns as the U.K. struggles with how to sever its relationship with the E.U.

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From Physics to Science Fiction

Tue, 26 Jul 2016 15:25:00 GMT

A sci–fi author explains how she made the journey from science to writing

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Planet Hunters Seek New Ways to Detect Alien Life

Wed, 27 Jul 2016 15:45:00 GMT

Astrobiologists debate which chemical signatures would hint at life on other worlds

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Are Statistics Still Useful in Politics?

Fri, 22 Jul 2016 17:10:00 GMT

Trump's nomination might suggest otherwise—but a new paper helps refute that idea

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How to Make Superheavy Elements and Finish the Periodic Table [VIDEO]

Tue, 26 Jul 2016 12:00:00 GMT

Scientists who made 3 of the newest elements talk about whether they will run out of room for more

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Health Gadgets and Apps Outpace Privacy Protections, Report Finds

Sat, 23 Jul 2016 11:00:00 GMT

In 2009, Congress asked for recommendations on what to do about information that falls outside the privacy law known as HIPAA. Health officials released their report, but offered no suggestions

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Beaver Dams Strengthened by Humans Help Fish Rebound

Mon, 25 Jul 2016 21:09:00 GMT

Fish flourished in creeks in which human engineers helped shore up beaver dams made weak by poor timber availability.  

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Teaching Science With a Typewriter

Thu, 28 Jul 2016 11:30:00 GMT

How an outdated technology can turn kids on to learning about STEM concepts through narrative

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Teach the Prof How to Teach

Wed, 27 Jul 2016 12:15:00 GMT

Few young faculty members arrive on campus ready for the classroom. New programs are changing that

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Trump versus Clinton: Worlds Apart on Science

Wed, 27 Jul 2016 20:05:00 GMT

Presidential candidates begin to make clear their stark differences on climate change, energy production and stem cell research

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Giant Mountains on Venus May Help Explain Bizarre Clouds

Fri, 22 Jul 2016 21:25:00 GMT

4,500-meter range pushes watery clouds upward in the strange “Fountain of Aphrodite” phenomenon

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