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Special Report: Future of the Arctic

Mon, 22 Jul 2019 12:00:00 GMT

Suddenly, nations are jockeying to control the seafloor and exploit resources in the rapidly thawing north

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Did Life Sign the Guest Book on Mars?

Thu, 18 Jul 2019 11:00:00 GMT

The coating known as “varnish” that covers rocks in the American Southwest could offer important clues

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Q&A: Shuttle Astronaut Mike Massimino on the Legacy of Apollo 11

Fri, 19 Jul 2019 12:00:00 GMT

Neil Armstrong’s “one small step” shaped a generation of future explorers—and even the first tweet sent from space

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It's Melting: Science on Ice

Sun, 21 Jul 2019 18:00:00 GMT

Glaciologist Elizabeth Case of the Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory at Columbia University’s Earth Institute takes us out near Juneau, Alaska, to study and live on the shifting ice.

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One Small Scoop, One Giant Impact for Mankind

Fri, 19 Jul 2019 23:16:00 GMT

Just before Neil Armstrong climbed back into the lunar module, he scooped up a few last-minute soil samples--which upturned our understanding of planetary formation. Christopher Intagliata reports.

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To Fix the Reproducibility Crisis, Rethink How We Do Experiments

Thu, 18 Jul 2019 16:00:00 GMT

Scientists are taught to vary one factor at a time, but a so-called multifactorial approach could be more reliable

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Bird Embryos Vibrate to Warn One Another of Danger before They Hatch

Mon, 22 Jul 2019 15:00:00 GMT

The egg-bound developing animals are more attuned to the outside world than previously thought

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Joseph Lange's Campaign against HIV

Wed, 17 Jul 2019 21:05:00 GMT

Seema Yasmin, director of research and education at the Stanford Health Communication Initiative, talks about her book The Impatient Dr. Lange: One Man’s Fight to End the Global HIV Epidemic....

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Which Should Come First in Physics: Theory or Experiment? Glad You Asked

Tue, 23 Jul 2019 16:00:00 GMT

Since Newton, the foundations of physics progressed in a virtuous cycle of hypothesis and experiment until the cycle broke 40 years ago. A bigger collider will not solve the problem

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Hawaii Telescope Protest Shuts Down 13 Observatories on Mauna Kea

Mon, 22 Jul 2019 17:00:00 GMT

Construction of the Thirty Meter Telescope was supposed to start on July 15

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The Great Ocean Divide

Mon, 22 Jul 2019 13:00:00 GMT

More than two million square kilometers are being carved up, leaving little for the rest of the world

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The World without the Moon

Sat, 20 Jul 2019 15:00:00 GMT

What if our natural satellite didn’t exist?

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Science Means Not Knowing

Fri, 19 Jul 2019 11:00:00 GMT

It’s an uncomfortable feeling, but it pushes us to seek a deeper understanding of the world around us

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The Voyage of the Beagle and the Future of Space Science

Mon, 22 Jul 2019 11:00:00 GMT

NASA is building a launch system that could lead to discoveries as profound as what Darwin learned during his journey on a British navy vessel

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Investigating the Zombie Ant's "Death Grip"

Thu, 18 Jul 2019 23:00:00 GMT

Researchers dissected the jaws of ants infected with the Ophiocordyceps fungus to determine how the fungus hijacks the ants' behavior. Christopher Intagliata reports. 

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Why Two Moonships Were Better Than One

Sat, 20 Jul 2019 21:40:00 GMT

Engineer John Houbolt pushed for a smaller ship to land on the lunar surface while the command module stayed in orbit around the moon.

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The Urgency of Agency

Sun, 21 Jul 2019 19:00:00 GMT

Our consciousness gets in the way of thinking about evolution

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Ancient Mongolian Nests Show Dinosaurs Protected Their Eggs

Tue, 16 Jul 2019 18:15:00 GMT

The fossils provide the first clear example of group nesting activities in dinosaurs

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The Risk of Conflict Rises as the World Heats Up

Mon, 22 Jul 2019 10:45:00 GMT

Ignoring the connections between climate and security poses risks for the U.S.

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How Poetry Can Help Communicate Science

Fri, 19 Jul 2019 16:00:00 GMT

It can break down the barriers that separate experts from the rest of us

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Nations Claim Large Overlapping Sections of Arctic Seafloor

Mon, 22 Jul 2019 12:30:00 GMT

The five coastal countries will have to rectify their science and their politics

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Watch Liquid-Based Magnet Droplets Twirl and Morph

Tue, 23 Jul 2019 10:45:00 GMT

Droplets filled with nanoparticles behave just like bar magnets

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When the Moon Was a Monster

Thu, 18 Jul 2019 13:00:00 GMT

Some 70 years before the Apollo 11 landing, a malevolent natural satellite first landed on the big screen

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Parallels and Perpendiculars in the Lives of Two Extraordinary Siblings

Sat, 20 Jul 2019 19:00:00 GMT

In her new book The Weil Conjectures, Karen Olsson ruminates on the trajectories of André and Simone Weil

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The 50th Anniversary of Apollo 11

Tue, 16 Jul 2019 15:30:00 GMT

Celebrating the past and future of humans on the moon

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