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Nuclear Bomb Test Moved North Korea Mountain

A new analysis of a seismic signal suggests the entire mountain didn’t collapse

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Trees Sweat to Keep Cool

During extreme heat waves, one species of eucalyptus copes by releasing water

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Watch Live Today: Scripting the "Quantum Age" with Tools Fashioned from Subatomic Particles

Quantum matter researcher Rob Moore discusses how novel materials harnessing the quantum properties of atoms and electrons will define the next generation of technology

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Meet "Dracula," the Largest Pterosaur Found to Date

A reconstruction of the reptile, found in Transylvania, is on display in Germany

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The World Bids Farewell to the Last Male Northern White Rhino

The beloved rhino bull Sudan died Monday, leaving behind only two females of its kind

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Watch Now: The Weirdest Stars in the Universe

Astronomer Emily Levesque discusses the strangest stellar phenomena known to science

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Is Humanity Ready for the Discovery of Alien Life?

Most Americans would probably be thrilled to learn extraterrestrials (intelligent or not) exist. Other nationalities beg to differ   

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Cannibal Sex and Love Darts: Animal Libido Is Not for the Fainthearted [Slide Show]

Some creatures have unusual ways of courting their Valentines

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How Many Gigs are You Wearing?

Magnetic clothing could be used to store passwords and other data 

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Submersibles Peer into the Greatest Living Light Show on Earth [Video]

Researchers hope to get people talking about our beautiful, complex oceans

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Go Figure: Why Olympic Ice Skaters Don’t Fall Flat on Their Faces

The athletes’ brains get rewired with practice to counteract reflexes and execute complex routines

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Bacterial "Tape Recorder" Could Keep Tabs on Bodily Functions

Scientists have used CRISPR to turn microbes into tiny recording devices

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The Brain’s Marauder’s Map

Neurons in the hippocampi of rats and bats fire in response to their fellow animals’ movements

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Magnetic clothing could be used to store passwords and other data

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French Zoo Offers Rare Look at Baby Manatee

Newborn manatee Kali’na weighed 33 pounds; her twin sister drowned

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This Sunday, Look Up and Wave at Kepler

As its mission draws to a close, the planet-hunting space telescope will turn its gaze homeward to snap a picture of Earth

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Scientists Genetically Engineer a Form of Gluten-Free Wheat

Removing disease-causing proteins from the grain could make it safe for celiacs to consume

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Put Space Cat on a Pedestal

A campaign calls for the creation of a statue to recognize Félicette, the first cat to be sent into space.

 

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Watch Live Today: Unveiling the Fabric of the Universe, One Fundamental Question at a Time

Particle physicist Pauline Gagnon will discuss the importance of fundamental research to society during a live Webcast tonight at 7 P.M. Eastern time

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Magnificent Microscopy: Capturing the Hidden Beauty of the "Microenvironment"

Nikon recently announced winners for the Small World photomicrography competition

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Humans May Be Influencing Bird Evolution in Their Backyards

Great tits in the U.K. have developed longer beaks, possibly to gain access to bird feeders

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Ada Lovelace Day Honors "the First Computer Programmer"

Scientists celebrate a 19th-century visionary—and the achievements of all women in science, engineering and math

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Watch Live Today: A Bold New View of Gravity

Physicist Erik Verlinde will discuss his and others’ groundbreaking gravitational theories during a live webcast tonight at 7 P.M. Eastern time

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Zeroing In on How Supermassive Black Holes Formed

Astronomers have a new model for the origin of these impossibly primitive cosmic monsters

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