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Photo Of The Day: Owl Vacation

03/30/15See Comments

Snowy owl sightings in the lower 48 states were at unusually high rates this winter, cheering scientists who took the opportunity to study the birds’...[Read More]


Photo Of The Day: Soft Body, Strong Defenses

03/29/15See Comments

Nudibranches like this one have shells in their larval stages, but shed them as adults. When they grow up, different species adapt a wide range...[Read More]


Photo Of The Day: Cloud Ship

03/28/15See Comments

Lenticular clouds, like this one floating above Alaska’s Katmai National Park, form in air rises up and cools after being forced to flow over a...[Read More]

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New World Science U Master Class With Edward Frenkel

03/27/15See Comments

Interested in learning mind-blowing science directly from the leading experts? World Science U has you covered. Today we premiere the sixth installment of World Science U Master...[Read More]


This Week in Science: Jupiter Wrecking Ball, Skin-Changing Frogs, Lemon-Scented Malaria

03/27/15See Comments

Seven days, lots of science in the news. Here’s our roundup of some of the week’s most notable and quotable items: Jupiter may have destroyed the...[Read More]


Mars Rover Opportunity’s Marathon Time: 11 Years, 2 Months

03/27/15See Comments

It might pale in comparison to the 2:02:57 world-record-breaking performance by Kenya’s Dennis Kimetto at this year’s Berlin Marathon, but the Opportunity rover’s 11-year-2-month journey of...[Read More]


Photo of the Day: Swan Lake

03/27/15See Comments

Mute swans are an iconic symbol of love, but in many North American areas they’re an invasive nuisance. The swans are large and aggressive, and...[Read More]

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Are Probabilities Different in Quantum Mechanics?

03/26/15See Comments

When we start dealing with subatomic particles, we enter the realm of probabilities. But is the probability of an electron’s position the same sort of...[Read More]


Photo of the Day: Our Little Pony

03/26/15See Comments

This beautiful and slightly macabre image of a pony uterus and fetus won top honors in the Wellcome Image Awards, a contest honoring the best...[Read More]


Drawing a Genetic Map of the World

03/25/15See Comments

Icelanders, says Kari Stefansson, are very interested in genealogy. You’d probably be too, if you lived in a pretty small island nation derived from a...[Read More]