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Lab Work for X-Ray Stars and Movie Stars

Mon, 11 Dec 2017 14:00:00 GMT

Innovation and discovery as chronicled in Scientific American

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Invading Beavers Turn Tundra to Ponds

Mon, 11 Dec 2017 20:58:00 GMT

New beaver ponds in the Arctic may contribute to the destruction of the permafrost that holds that landscape together.  

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The Mystery of How Babies Experience Pain

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 18:00:00 GMT

We may be underestimating how much pain babies feel when they are under stress

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The Labs That Forge Distant Planets Here on Earth

Sun, 10 Dec 2017 13:00:00 GMT

High-pressure experiments explore what it might take to make exoplanets habitable

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The Top 10 Science Stories of 2017

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 12:00:00 GMT

Record hurricanes, data breaches, colliding neutron stars and drug epidemics—the most important science stories of the year

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Do Money, Social Status Woes Fuel the U.S. Gun Culture?

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 14:45:00 GMT

Of U.S. gun owners, white males hit by economic setbacks were most likely to feel empowered by weapons, a new study shows

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9 Researchers Sue University of Rochester over Sexual-Harassment Allegations

Mon, 11 Dec 2017 19:00:00 GMT

Lawsuit alleges the institution mishandled complaints about cognitive scientist Florian Jaeger

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Science Has Made America Great

Sun, 10 Dec 2017 20:00:00 GMT

But the policies of the current administration could start to change that

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Alien Probe or Galactic Driftwood? SETI Tunes In to 'Oumuamua

Mon, 11 Dec 2017 14:00:00 GMT

It’s a long shot, but scientists are about to listen very closely for radio signals from our solar system’s first known interstellar visitor

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A Map of Future Exoplanetary Discovery

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 14:00:00 GMT

Most of the alien worlds closest to our own are found around the smallest, dimmest nearby stars

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Dinosaur Eggs under Stress

Sun, 10 Dec 2017 17:00:00 GMT

Dinosaurs didn't crack under stress, but the hard times affected their eggs

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Fowl Language: AI Decodes the Nuances of Chicken  "Speech"

Mon, 11 Dec 2017 11:45:00 GMT

How machine learning can translate chicken chatter and improve farming

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The Skinny on Fat

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 00:27:00 GMT

Biochemist Sylvia Tara talks about her book The Secret Life of Fat: The Science behind the Body's Least-Understood Organ and What It Means for You.

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How to Talk to a Science Denier without Arguing

Mon, 11 Dec 2017 12:30:00 GMT

A simple strategy with the acronym EGRIP can be surprisingly effective 

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A Chance for Real Congressional Support for Science

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 12:30:00 GMT

Lamar Smith's decision not to seek-reelection to the Senate could be an opportunity to return to evidence-based policy

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DNA Has Gone Digital--What Could Possibly Go Wrong?

Mon, 11 Dec 2017 13:00:00 GMT

Biologists remain largely unaware of the potential vulnerabilities that come with digitizing biotechnology

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Tax "Reform" Could Harm Graduate Students, Delay Scientific Advancement

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 13:00:00 GMT



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It's Time for Science and Academia to Address Sexual Misconduct

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 14:00:00 GMT

Almost every woman in science has either personally experienced or knows someone who has experienced sexual harassment, racism or assault

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Sharks Rule the Reef's Underwater Food Chain

Sun, 10 Dec 2017 20:00:00 GMT

When sharks prowl shallow waters, fish quit foraging and hide—sparing seaweed from being grazed in those areas. Jason G. Goldman reports.

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Ancient Women Had Awesome Arms

Sun, 10 Dec 2017 04:42:00 GMT

For thousands of years, women in agricultural societies seem to have had arms stronger than members of modern rowing teams.  

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Trump Tells NASA to Return to the Moon

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 16:15:00 GMT

U.S. astronauts last visited the lunar surface in the 1970s

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Women in Science are a Force of Nature

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 19:00:00 GMT

Cast your vote for the unsung and insufficiently sung female heroes of science for a celebratory poster series from the Perimeter Institute

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Oddball Object Tumbling among the Stars Could Disrupt Planetary Science

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 11:45:00 GMT

The solar system’s first-observed interstellar emissary hints at undiscovered populations of exoplanets and violent origins

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How Captives Changed the World

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 13:00:00 GMT

Stolen people—mostly women and children—were a driving force in the evolution of modern society

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Jellyfish Have Superpowers--and Other Reasons They Don't Deserve Their Bad Reputation

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 13:00:00 GMT

Despite making a poor first impression, jellyfish are among the most unusual animals on Earth and deserve a second chance to introduce themselves

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