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On Itchiness in Science Writing

Sun, 02/17/2019 - 3:00pm
Spotting and scratching the places where something just feels off

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Massive Storms Lead to Elevated Landslide Hazards for the West Coast

Sun, 02/17/2019 - 12:00pm
Saturated slopes can be very bad news. The good news: Congress may be ready to do something about it

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The Couple That Studies the Intermediate Value Theorem Together Stays Together

Sun, 02/17/2019 - 9:00am
Mathematicians Nikita Nikolaev and Beatriz Navarro Lameda share their favorite theorem and their mathematics-themed wedding

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Human Diet Drugs Kill Mosquitoes' Appetite Too

Sat, 02/16/2019 - 3:30pm
When researchers fed mosquitoes a drug used to treat people for obesity, the insects were less interested in hunting for their next human meal ticket. Karen Hopkin reports.

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Spectacular Fossil Bird Foot Preserved in Amber

Sat, 02/16/2019 - 3:00pm
A rare amber inclusion underscores the importance of carnivores to the fossil record

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Remembering Why Curiosity Should Be Boundless

Sat, 02/16/2019 - 12:00pm
Young children provide gentle and chaotic reminders of how to be open to the world around us

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Does Eating Organic Reduce Cancer Risk?

Sat, 02/16/2019 - 10:00am
A recent study claims to confirm that eating organic can reduce your risk of getting cancer. But a closer look at the details reveals a different story

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The Voices of Black Mathematicians

Sat, 02/16/2019 - 9:00am
Black History Month in the U.S. is a good time to celebrate these important people

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Grazing Deer Alter Forest Acoustics

Fri, 02/15/2019 - 6:00pm
Deer populations have exploded in North American woodlands, changing forest ecology—and how sounds, like birdsong, travel through the trees. Christopher Intagliata reports.

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Is This the Footprint of One of the Last Neandertals?

Fri, 02/15/2019 - 3:00pm
The fossilized print, found in Gibraltar, is said to date to 28,000 years ago, which might mean it belonged to a Neandertal. But not everyone agrees with that interpretation

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Be Kind to Extraterrestrials

Fri, 02/15/2019 - 12:00pm
We need to tread lightly if we encounter alien ecosystems

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Scientists Track the Source of Soot That Speeds Arctic Melt

Fri, 02/15/2019 - 11:30am
Heat-absorbing black carbon comes from fossil fuels in winter and biomass burning in summer

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Venezuela Is Unraveling--So Is Its Science

Fri, 02/15/2019 - 9:00am
Research has ground to a halt, and many scientists have left the country out of desperation

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Ancient Earth's Weakened Magnetic Field May Have Driven Mass Extinction

Fri, 02/15/2019 - 8:00am
When our planet’s magnetosphere nearly disappeared 565 million years ago, it may have almost taken all life with it

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The Risks of Water Insecurity

Fri, 02/15/2019 - 7:00am
It’s found all over the world and in nearly every corner of the U.S., and it’s especially dangerous for children

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Humpback Whale Calls Remain Constant over Decades

Fri, 02/15/2019 - 6:45am
Whales in southeastern Alaska produce “shrieks,” “moans” and “squeegies” that persist over generations 

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Elephant Weight Cycles With New Teeth

Thu, 02/14/2019 - 8:24pm
Elephants have six sets of teeth over their lives, sometimes two sets at once. At those times, they can extract more nutrition from food and put on weight.

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Found but Lost: Newly Discovered Shark May Be Extinct

Thu, 02/14/2019 - 3:00pm
Carcharhinus obsolerus (that’s Latin for “extinct”) swam in the waters of the western Pacific, but it hasn’t been seen in 80-plus years

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7 Beliefs of Emotionally Healthy People

Thu, 02/14/2019 - 2:00pm
How does our outlook on life, the world, and the future affect our health and well-being?

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