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How Seashells Take Shape

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 12:30:00 GMT

Mathematical modeling reveals the mechanical forces that guide the development of mollusk spirals, spines and ribs

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Should Quantum Anomalies Make Us Rethink Reality?

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 11:00:00 GMT

Inexplicable lab results may be telling us we’re on the cusp of a new scientific paradigm

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Otter Poop Helps Scientists Track Pollution at a Superfund Site

Wed, 18 Apr 2018 10:45:00 GMT

In a contaminated Seattle river, what the mammals leave behind may be a good gauge of cleanup efforts

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Diamonds in Meteorite May Come from a Lost Planet

Wed, 18 Apr 2018 18:30:00 GMT

Formed at high temperatures and pressures, the gems trace extreme events from the dawn of our solar system

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On "Darwinism"

Tue, 17 Apr 2018 11:00:00 GMT

How a great name was turned into a slander

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Human "Sea Nomads" May Have Evolved to Be the World's Elite Divers

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 17:00:00 GMT

New genetic evidence suggests these indigenous Southeast Asians are singularly suited for underwater hunting

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The Ultimate Dinosaur Biography, a Cosmological Caper and Other New Science Books

Mon, 16 Apr 2018 12:00:00 GMT

The latest book recommendations from the editors of Scientific American

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The Latest in Horned Dinosaur Fashion

Sat, 14 Apr 2018 20:00:00 GMT

A new study asks why some dinosaurs wore such different arrangements of horns

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The Unlikely Triumph of Dinosaurs

Tue, 17 Apr 2018 16:30:00 GMT

New fossils and analyses topple the long-standing explanation of how dinosaurs came to rule the earth

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Q&A: 3-D Printing Rockets with Relativity Space CEO Tim Ellis

Mon, 16 Apr 2018 10:45:00 GMT

After years of stealthy activity, the start-up is making big moves and revealing its plans to overturn more than a half century of tradition in aerospace manufacturing

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Industrial Steel Method from 1968; Industrial Candy in 1868

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 13:00:00 GMT

Innovation and discovery as chronicled in Scientific American

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Our Planet, Ourselves: How Climate Change Results in Emerging Diseases

Tue, 17 Apr 2018 13:30:00 GMT



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STEM Is Far More Than the Lone Genius

Sun, 15 Apr 2018 13:00:00 GMT

What if kids pictured STEM careers like getting to spend every day talking to people who are just as excited about space, dinosaurs or butterflies as they are?

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U.S. Environmental Group Wins Millions to Develop Methane-Monitoring Satellite

Tue, 17 Apr 2018 16:00:00 GMT

The Environmental Defense Fund is working with researchers at Harvard University on the probe

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Planting Milkweed for Monarchs? Make Sure It's Native

Tue, 17 Apr 2018 01:15:00 GMT

Non-native milkweed species planted in the southern U.S. could harm monarch butterflies as temperatures rise. Jason G. Goldman reports.

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Oil- and Gas-Drilling Noise Stresses Birds

Wed, 18 Apr 2018 13:30:00 GMT

Animals that nest near the loud equipment show PTSD-like physiology and have more stunted offspring 

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NASA's Next Exoplanet Hunter Will Seek Worlds Close to Home

Mon, 16 Apr 2018 15:45:00 GMT

The Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite is designed to spot planets orbiting nearby bright stars

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Paleo Profile: The Climbing Dwarf

Sun, 15 Apr 2018 19:00:00 GMT

Beautiful fossils offer a rare look at what covered the bodies of some of our protomammal relatives

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What's Next for TESS, NASA's New Exoplanet Hunter?

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 16:30:00 GMT

The spacecraft is headed to its science orbit and prepping to discover thousands of alien worlds

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NYC Mice Are Packed with Pathogens

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 02:20:00 GMT

Mice trapped in New York City apartment buildings harbored disease-causing bacteria and antibiotic resistance genes. Christopher Intagliata reports.

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Escape from Proxima b

Mon, 16 Apr 2018 11:00:00 GMT

A civilization in the habitable zone of a dwarf star like Proxima Centauri might find it hard to get into interstellar space with conventional rockets

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Traffic Deaths Increase after 4:20 P.M. on 4/20

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 21:09:00 GMT

A look at a database of fatal traffic accidents found a 12 percent increase on the informal marijuana holiday 4/20 after 4:20 P.M. compared with nearby dates.  

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Mine Social Media Posts to Predict Flu

Tue, 17 Apr 2018 23:02:00 GMT

Researchers used Twitter searches for nonflu words associated with behavior to predict flu outbreaks two weeks in advance.  

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Bold and Aggressive Behavior Means Birds Thrive in Cities

Wed, 18 Apr 2018 17:00:00 GMT

Birds living in urban areas rarely get any peace and must cope with almost constant disturbance from both humans and their pets

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India Joins the Worldwide March for Science

Mon, 16 Apr 2018 19:55:00 GMT

Scientists across 50 cities took to the streets against funding cuts and government leaders’ anti-science rhetoric

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