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Earlier Springs May Mean Mistimed Bird Migrations

Wed, 12 Sep 2018 18:01:00 GMT

Springtime's arriving earlier across North America. But the degree of change isn't the same everywhere, which could spell trouble for migratory birds. Christopher Intagliata reports. 

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Reimagining of Schrödinger's Cat Breaks Quantum Mechanics—and Stumps Physicists

Wed, 19 Sep 2018 12:00:00 GMT

In a multi-“cat” experiment the textbook interpretation of quantum theory seems to lead to contradictory pictures of reality, physicists claim

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Female Cockroaches May Cluster Together to Avoid Male Harassment

Wed, 19 Sep 2018 10:45:00 GMT

Pacific beetle cockroaches form groups and kick out unwanted suitors

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Searching for Life on Mars through the Lens of Greenland

Fri, 14 Sep 2018 11:00:00 GMT

Mini-ecosystems on the island's huge ice sheet could help us look for life on the Red Planet

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Searching for Chocolate's Roots, and Enemies, in Colombia's Wilderness

Sat, 15 Sep 2018 12:00:00 GMT

A newfound peace has spurred the hunt for disease-resistant wild cacao within the nation’s borders

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Genetic Tweak Gave Early Humans a Leg Up

Thu, 13 Sep 2018 12:00:00 GMT

A mutation in a key gene may have endowed humans with superior endurance—allowing them to compete better with other animals on the savanna. Christopher Intagliata reports.

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South Africa Pushes Science to Improve Daily Life

Fri, 14 Sep 2018 12:00:00 GMT

Sweeping policy changes aim to refocus research efforts on poverty, unemployment, drought and other national problems

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The Most Addictive Theorem in Applied Mathematics

Sun, 16 Sep 2018 13:00:00 GMT

Erika Camacho discusses how her favorite theorem applies to her research on mathematical modeling of eye diseases and the dynamics of fanaticism

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Space Station Commander: It's "Absolutely a Shame" to Suggest Astronauts Caused Leak

Thu, 13 Sep 2018 18:45:00 GMT

The lead astronaut on the station defends the integrity of his team

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Sea Otters' Powerful Paw Prey Perception

Wed, 19 Sep 2018 03:00:00 GMT

The marine mammals have extraordinarily sensitive touch—which helps them nab prey in the absence of other sensory cues. Christopher Intagliata reports.

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Science News Briefs from Around the World

Mon, 17 Sep 2018 21:37:00 GMT

A few very brief reports about science and technology from around the globe.

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A New Front in Fighting the Bias against Women in Science

Mon, 17 Sep 2018 11:00:00 GMT

We’re working to get copies of Angela Saini’s Inferior into all of New York City’s middle and high schools

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Burning Man's Mathematical Underbelly

Fri, 14 Sep 2018 13:00:00 GMT

It’s mostly an art festival, but attendees are impressively fascinated with science and math

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Get Big Quick? Just Graft Some Friends

Sat, 15 Sep 2018 15:00:00 GMT

The marine invertebrate Ectopleura larynx is perfectly happy to glue strangers to itself to grow its team

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The Closest Exoplanet to Earth Could Be "Highly Habitable"

Fri, 14 Sep 2018 14:00:00 GMT

A new study suggests Proxima Centauri could sustain liquid water on its surface

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Are Science Communicators Chasing Public Attention at the Expense of Trust in Science?

Thu, 13 Sep 2018 11:00:00 GMT

We too often fall into the trap of relying on emotional rather than factual approaches 

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SpaceX Plans to Fly Humans Around the Moon in 2023

Tue, 18 Sep 2018 17:15:00 GMT

Japanese billionaire Yusaku Maezawa and a hand-picked coterie of artists could embark on a lunar mission within five years

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RNA Expert Wins "American Nobel"

Tue, 11 Sep 2018 10:00:00 GMT

Interview: Joan Argetsinger Steitz weighs in on #MeToo and working with James Watson

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Leaving Academic Science Doesn't Make You a Failure

Wed, 19 Sep 2018 16:00:00 GMT

The notion that intellectual freedom and fulfilling careers can't be found elsewhere is simply wrong

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73,000-Year-Old Hashtag Is Oldest Example of Abstract Art

Sun, 16 Sep 2018 16:00:00 GMT

A silica flake from Blombos Cave contains the oldest example of prehistoric abstract art, and it looks like one of the most used symbols online

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Our Truest Companions

Tue, 18 Sep 2018 13:00:00 GMT

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How Mammals Maintain Symmetry during Development

Wed, 12 Sep 2018 10:45:00 GMT

Communication with the placenta is key to ensuring body parts grow at the same rate

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White House Hobbles Nuclear Weapons Safety Agency

Wed, 12 Sep 2018 12:00:00 GMT

As Trump calls for new bomb production, the administration cuts safety board access to nuclear facilities

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Survey the Wildlife of the "Great Indoors"

Mon, 10 Sep 2018 23:10:00 GMT

Biologists are enlisting citizen scientists to poke around under the sink and behind the curtains, for wildlife living in the "great indoors." Karen Hopkin reports.

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Pirates Needed Science Too

Wed, 19 Sep 2018 17:03:00 GMT

On International Talk Like a Pirate Day, here's an eye-patch-witness account of how science helps in all peg-leg walks of life, even piracy

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