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Why Is There More Matter Than Antimatter?

Thu, 21 Mar 2019 15:30:00 GMT

A new experiment at the world’s most powerful particle collider sheds light on an enduring cosmic mystery

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Study on Weed Killers and Monarch Butterflies Spurs Ecological Flap

Thu, 21 Mar 2019 10:45:00 GMT

Some scientists question museum data analysis that suggests Roundup is not responsible for the insects’ decline

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Asteroid's Bumpiness Threatens U.S. Plan to Return a Sample to Earth

Wed, 20 Mar 2019 12:00:00 GMT

NASA mission finds asteroid Bennu littered with big boulders and spraying out particles

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Big Religion May Have Gotten Too Much Credit for the Evolution of Modern Society

Wed, 20 Mar 2019 18:00:00 GMT

Contrary to a popular hypothesis, pro-social religions didn’t kick-start complex social systems

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Researchers Write about Brain-Machine Interfaces, How Eels Shock, and What Shark Bites Have to Do with Rebuilding Broken Bodies 

Tue, 19 Mar 2019 13:00:00 GMT



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An Impossible Scenario: Scientists Watch as Heat Moves at the Speed of Sound

Fri, 22 Mar 2019 10:45:00 GMT

A rare phenomenon seen in just a handful of materials at forbidding temperatures has been detected within “warm” graphite—a finding that could aid future microelectronics

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Do Science. Pump. Repeat.

Mon, 18 Mar 2019 18:00:00 GMT

How to improve scientist-moms’ breastfeeding experience

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Wolves and Wolverines: A Complicated Relationship

Sun, 17 Mar 2019 16:00:00 GMT

The larger mammal will prey on the smaller, but wolverines prefer areas occupied by wolves over areas that aren’t

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Solar Jets Cause Standing Waves in Earth's Magnetic Field

Tue, 19 Mar 2019 19:28:00 GMT

When jets of charged particles from the sun hit our magnetosphere, some of the ensuing ripples travel toward the northern and southern poles and get reflected back. The resulting interference...

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The Cuban "Sonic Attack" and Journalistic Ethics

Mon, 18 Mar 2019 16:00:00 GMT

A session at a recent scientific meeting exposed the dangers not of mythical high-tech weapons but of the heedless rush to sensationalize

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Huge Meteor Explosion a Wake-Up Call for Planetary Defense

Thu, 21 Mar 2019 17:00:00 GMT

Detonating over the Bering Sea, the blast was as powerful as a nuclear bomb

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Are We Measuring Research Success Wrong?

Tue, 19 Mar 2019 16:00:00 GMT

Universities tout how much they spend, but it’s no virtue if that spending is inefficient

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The Great Hunger and the Randomness of the World

Sun, 17 Mar 2019 19:00:00 GMT

A science journalist walking through Lower Manhattan ponders the meaning of the Irish Hunger Memorial

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The Science of Innovation

Tue, 19 Mar 2019 18:00:00 GMT

Lessons from the physics of complexity can help organizations achieve breakthroughs

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Whose Job Is It to Help Build Public Trust in Science?

Tue, 19 Mar 2019 11:00:00 GMT

Scientists, research institutions and science writers all have roles to play

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Soap-Bubble Pioneer Is First Woman to Win Prestigious Math Prize

Wed, 20 Mar 2019 13:00:00 GMT

Abel-prize winner Karen Keskulla Uhlenbeck built bridges between analysis, geometry and physics

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Sing Solo for Higher Fidelity

Mon, 18 Mar 2019 23:30:00 GMT

By tracking duetting choir singers, researchers found that when an individual singer's pitch drifts off tune their partner’s tend to too. Christopher Intagliata reports. 

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Four Laws That Could Stem the Rising Threat of Mass Shootings

Mon, 18 Mar 2019 15:15:00 GMT

Pro-gun advocates claim new laws will not make us safer. But here is evidence the right laws will do exactly that

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First Baby Monkey Born Using Sperm from Frozen Testicles

Thu, 21 Mar 2019 19:15:00 GMT

Researchers hope that the procedure could be used to restore fertility to human boys undergoing cancer treatment

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Atheism Is Inconsistent with the Scientific Method, Prizewinning Physicist Says

Wed, 20 Mar 2019 18:15:00 GMT

In conversation, the 2019 Templeton Prize winner does not pull punches on the limits of science, the value of humility and the irrationality of nonbelief

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Is NASA's Golden Age of Space Telescopes Ending?

Mon, 18 Mar 2019 17:30:00 GMT

For the second year in a row, the White House is seeking to cancel one of the space agency’s top-priority astrophysics projects, the Wide-Field Infrared Survey Telescope

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Best-Yet Measurements Deepen Cosmological Crisis

Fri, 22 Mar 2019 12:00:00 GMT

The latest disagreement over the universe’s expansion rate suggests researchers may be on the threshold of revolutionary discoveries

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'Oumuamua, Our First Interstellar Visitor, May Have Been a Comet After All

Wed, 20 Mar 2019 10:45:00 GMT

New research flags jets of water vapor—rather than alien technology—as the source of the mysterious object’s anomalous motions

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Science Should Be More Helpful to New Parents

Wed, 20 Mar 2019 16:00:00 GMT

We need paid leave so young researchers can start families without abandoning STEM careers

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Coral Reefugees: Certain Corals Could "Outrun" Climate Change

Tue, 19 Mar 2019 10:45:00 GMT

New evidence suggests that corals once sought refuge from warming waters by migrating

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