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Will North Korea Sell Its Nuclear Technology?

Mon, 25 Sep 2017 14:15:00 GMT

North Korea is more than willing to breach sanctions to earn cash

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A Little Giant

Sun, 24 Sep 2017 14:00:00 GMT

A fossil skull might indicate the location of a prehistoric whale breeding ground

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Arecibo Observatory Closed by Hurricane Maria

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 15:15:00 GMT

The condition of the world’s second-largest radio telescope remains unclear after being battered by the storm

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Prepping for Alien Oceans, NASA Goes Deep

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 13:15:00 GMT

Deep-sea observatory tests technologies for eventual exploration of Europa or other icy moons

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High-Energy Cosmic Rays Come from Outside Our Galaxy

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 17:00:00 GMT

Giant observatory announces long-awaited result

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En Route to Asteroid, NASA's OSIRIS-REx Mission Will Fly by Earth

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 17:00:00 GMT

The encounter will give the spacecraft a boost on its deep-space trip to fetch samples from Asteroid Bennu

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Predictions for the 2017 Chemistry Nobel Prize

Mon, 25 Sep 2017 16:00:00 GMT

Carbon nanotubes, solar cell material, and gene-editing are in crystal balls for next week's announcement

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Fossilized Poo Reveals Vegetarian Dinosaurs Had a Taste for Crabs

Sat, 23 Sep 2017 11:00:00 GMT

Ancient crustaceans in dino dung from Utah illuminate herbivores’ broad diet

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Jellyfish Caught Snoozing Give Clues to Origin of Sleep

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 13:30:00 GMT

The brainless marine creatures are the simplest organisms known to seek slumber

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Sexual Competition among Ducks Wreaks Havoc on Penis Size

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 15:00:00 GMT

When forced to compete for mates, some birds develop longer penises and others almost nothing at all

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Galaxies Far, Far Away Send Us Highest-Energy Cosmic Rays

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 18:00:00 GMT

A new study hints that the most energetic particles ever seen come from far beyond the Milky Way.  

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This Frog Can't Hear Its Own Calls

Sun, 24 Sep 2017 16:05:00 GMT

The frogs' calls are too high-pitched for the frog to detect, which may be an artifact of evolution. Christopher Intagliata reports.

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U.S. Safety Board Says Train-Crash Engineers Had Undiagnosed Sleep Disorders

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 19:00:00 GMT

The drivers had no memory of the NYC-area incidents

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Blind Cave Fish Beat Back Diabetes Symptoms That Would Kill People

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 10:45:00 GMT

The Mexican fish may have evolved strategies that could help humans survive an epidemic disease

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Didn't Scientists Already Know Where Cosmic Rays Come from?

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 11:30:00 GMT

Some kinds, yes, but astronomers now have good evidence that the most powerful and mysterious ones come from far beyond the Milky Way

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Scientists Closing in on the Dawn of Plate Tectonics

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 13:15:00 GMT

The massive slabs of Earth’s crust might have started their journey more than 3.5 billion years ago

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Building a Better Mirror for Telescopes

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 20:52:00 GMT

More reflective telescope mirrors allow astronomers to capture more photons—and do more science. Christopher Intagliata reports.

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The Fourth TetZooCon

Sat, 23 Sep 2017 15:00:00 GMT

It’s time once again for a unique conference experience, and it happens in London on October 21st…

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If at First You Don't Succeed, Show Your Baby Again

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 20:45:00 GMT

Infants who saw a researcher keep at a difficult task tried harder themselves

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Binary Giant Black Holes Spotted at Galaxy's Core

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 16:00:00 GMT

The objects are separated by less than one light year—the most compact pairing of supermassive black holes ever seen

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Why the Mexico City Earthquake Shook Up Disaster Predictions

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 18:30:00 GMT

Tuesday’s deadly quake did not come from the place many geologists thought would unleash the next “big one”

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Disaster Geology: A Tale of 2 Mexican Earthquakes

Sun, 24 Sep 2017 19:30:00 GMT

A deep-dive into Mexico's remarkable string of natural disasters

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Scientists: Advertise Your Failures!

Mon, 25 Sep 2017 12:00:00 GMT

They’re a part of every career, and being upfront about them can help put things in perspective

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Moldy Rock Pulled from 2,500 Feet Underground

Sat, 23 Sep 2017 18:00:00 GMT

Swedes searching for nuclear waste storage site stumble on a pocket of fungi that may reveal a huge hidden reservoir of life

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Springtime Now Arrives Earlier for Birds

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 00:27:00 GMT

A trove of scientific notes from the early 1900s suggests a warming climate is driving birds to migrate earlier to New York’s Mohonk Preserve. Julia Rosen reports.

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