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Humans May Be Influencing Bird Evolution in Their Backyards
October 19th, 2017, 07:39 PM
Great tits in the U.K. have developed longer beaks, possibly to gain access to bird feeders

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Engulfed in Opioid Deaths, Ohio Turns to Science
October 19th, 2017, 07:39 PM
State attempts to accelerate high-tech solutions after treatment and law enforcement fail to stem overdose fatalities

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Scientists Zero In on a New Target for Obesity
October 18th, 2017, 07:39 PM
A compound that helps rodents and monkeys slim down could offer a promising approach for human therapies

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AI versus AI: Self-Taught AlphaGo Zero Vanquishes Its Predecessor
October 18th, 2017, 07:39 PM
DeepMind’s Go game-playing AI—which dominated its human competition—just got better

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New VR Tech Aims to Take Surround-Sound to the Next Level
October 17th, 2017, 07:39 PM
Spatial audio promises immersive virtual experiences that engage more of the senses

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Saving the Endangered Cuban Crocodile
October 17th, 2017, 07:39 PM
Hybridization poses an increasing threat to the nation’s beloved reptile

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Gravitational Wave Astronomers Hit Mother Lode
October 16th, 2017, 07:39 PM
Spacetime ripples from a stellar cataclysm in a distant galaxy help explain the cosmic origins of gold, and chart the course for a new age of “multi-messenger” astronomy

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Could AI Be the Future of Fake News and Product Reviews?
October 16th, 2017, 07:39 PM
An experiment using a computer algorithm to create deceptive Yelp reviews was disturbingly successful, and could point to bigger problems as artificial intelligence matures

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Puerto Rico Looks to Alphabet's X Project Loon Balloons to Restore Cell Service
October 13th, 2017, 07:39 PM
With much of the U.S. commonwealth’s cellular service and electrical grid down since Hurricane Maria, the parent company of tech giant Google could help restore wireless communication to 3.4...

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Astronomers Are Finally Mapping the “Dark Side” of the Milky Way
October 13th, 2017, 07:39 PM
Half of our home galaxy is terra incognita. That will soon change

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Will Italy's Ominous Supervolcano Erupt Soon?
October 12th, 2017, 07:39 PM
Phlegrean Fields is waking up. Scientists are trying to predict what it will do next, and what its unrest means for volcanoes worldwide

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Where's the Proof That Mindfulness Meditation Works?
October 11th, 2017, 07:39 PM
The ubiquitous technique for relieving stress and pain has remarkably little scientific evidence backing it, a group of scientists contend

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Could the "Alzheimer's Gene" Finally Become a Drug Target?
October 11th, 2017, 07:39 PM
Shutting down the top risk gene holds potential for halting the disease process 

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Culture Shock: Precious Microbe Collections Languish in Threatened Bio-Libraries
October 10th, 2017, 07:39 PM
Vanishing public repositories of microbes, both beneficial and deadly, have been essential for advances such as penicillin and CRISPR

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Jane Goodall, Still Traveling the World and Speaking Up for Animals at 83
October 9th, 2017, 07:39 PM
The famed primatologist talks about her past work, her environmental concerns and the importance of conservation

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How Much Sacrifice Is Your Reputation Worth?
October 6th, 2017, 07:39 PM
People would rather endure jail, death or a bucket of worms than be viewed as immoral

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In a Body Farm for Trees, Scientists Root Out the Killers
October 5th, 2017, 07:39 PM
Researchers have spent decades tracking the lives and deaths of thousands of trees

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Watch Live Today: A Bold New View of Gravity
October 4th, 2017, 07:39 PM
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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Nobel Chemistry Prize Won for Capturing Proteins in Action
October 4th, 2017, 07:39 PM
Three scientists developed microscope methods that use electrons and cold temperature to reveal tiny details of life’s machinery

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An Inner Look into the Minds and Brains of People with OCD
October 4th, 2017, 07:39 PM
Complex computer modeling demonstrates that obsessive-compulsive disorder patients learn about their environments but don’t use that information to guide their actions

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The Future of Gravitational Wave Astronomy
October 3rd, 2017, 07:39 PM
Fully opening this new window on the universe will take decades—even centuries

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Nobel Physics Prize Goes to Gravitational Wave Scientists
October 3rd, 2017, 07:39 PM
Three physicists who lead the LIGO experiment, which made the first detection of gravitational waves, will share this year's award

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Concussion Recovery Is Slower in Girls, Mounting Evidence Suggests
October 2nd, 2017, 07:39 PM
A new study adds to findings that female children and adolescents are more susceptible to head injuries

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Medicine Nobel Prize Goes to Circadian Rhythm Researchers
October 2nd, 2017, 07:39 PM
Three U.S. scientists share the 2017 award

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Known Unknowns: The Dangers of North Korea's H-Bomb Threat
October 2nd, 2017, 07:39 PM
The U.S.’s 1954 Castle Bravo thermonuclear disaster offers a cautionary tale about what could go wrong

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