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Photo Of The Day: Drifting Along

03/01/15See Comments

Kayakers glide through a lagoon off the west coast of Reunion Island in the Indian Ocean. The coral reefs of Reunion, like many across the...[Read More]

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Photo Of The Day: Pensive Pinniped

02/28/15See Comments

The closest living relatives of the marine mammal group known as the pinnipeds—comprising seals, sea lions, otters, and walruses—are bears, weasels, raccoons, and skunks. (Image...[Read More]

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How the Brain Is Tricked by #TheDress

02/27/15See Comments

If you were anywhere on the Internet last night, you might have seen the furious digital hue and cry over the hues of one particular dress—this dress:...[Read More]

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This Week in Science: Plague Gerbils, Spilling Coffee, and the Downside of Dishwashers

02/27/15See Comments

Seven days, lots of science in the news. Here’s our roundup of some of the week’s most notable and quotable items: The waves of bubonic...[Read More]

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Photo of the Day: A Weed Is a Weed Is a Weed. Not.

02/27/15See Comments

Seaweed in Ban Chalok Lam, Thailand. While weeds generally refer to plants that are unwanted, spread widely and are potentially harmful (think kudzu), seaweed is...[Read More]

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Photo Of The Day: A Wave

02/26/15See Comments

The energy that powers big waves, like these ones on Hawaii’s North Shore, is fed into the ocean by the wind from huge storms thousands...[Read More]

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The Genes Behind Your Face

02/25/15See Comments

The features of your face, just like the color of your eyes, are rooted in your genes—but we still know very little about what portion...[Read More]

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Move Over, Drones. Balloons Are Going Higher, Taking Citizen Science to New Heights

02/25/15See Comments

From landings on the White House lawn and night flights over Paris to the Super Bowl’s 30-mile, no-drone zone to scientific data-collecting, drones have been...[Read More]

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What Are Neutrinos?

02/25/15See Comments

Neutrinos are odd ducks, even by the crazy standards of subatomic physics. In fact, some of their strange interactions with the world start to look...[Read More]

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Photo of the Day: That Hoodoo That You Do

02/25/15See Comments

These psychedelic rock spires in Utah’s Bryce Canyon National Park are a special kind of formation called hoodoos. They are built over millions of years...[Read More]