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Photo of the Day: Skeleton Coast

04/19/15See Comments

Despite the nickname of “the skeleton coast,” the desert shore areas of Namibia play host to a range of wildlife and plants that are adapted...[Read More]

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Photo of the Day: Old Growth

04/18/15See Comments

Keeping forests healthy and long-lived isn’t just a matter of keeping the country picturesque. Research shows that big mature trees are the best at capturing...[Read More]

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Those Puppy-Dog Eyes Might Mean Something

04/17/15See Comments

Your dog looks guilty and sorry, but is she? And what’s going on with other puppy dog looks? Shaming on the Internet keeps getting more and...[Read More]

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This Week in Science: Dark Matter Map, Zombie Worms, Popping Knuckles

04/17/15See Comments

Seven days, lots of science in the news. Here’s our roundup of some of the week’s most notable and quotable items. Humans evolved pointier chins than...[Read More]

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Photo of the Day: Gone Fishin’

04/17/15See Comments

Certain species of fungus gnat have an interesting hunting strategy as they’re growing up. The larvae of the genus Arachnocampa secrete threads of silk coated...[Read More]

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Peering Into the Darkness Around Us

04/16/15See Comments

Just this week, scientists released a new map of the universe, but don’t count on relying on it for space travel. The subject of this...[Read More]

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Photo of the Day: Lime, No Coconut

04/16/15See Comments

Each ‘section’ of a citrus fruit is actually a chamber of a plant’s ovary. The juicy bits of the fruit are hair-like growths called trichomes...[Read More]

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Ordering an Espresso 220 Miles Above Earth Is About to Become a Whole Lot Easier

04/15/15See Comments

When Drake, Milton Drake that is, penned the line, “Shoot me the pot, and I’ll pour me a shot,” never in his wildest dreams could he...[Read More]

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Photo of the Day: Boiling the Sea

04/15/15See Comments

For over 30 years, lava has flowed from the cone of the Hawaii’s youngest shield volcano Kilauea down to the sea almost 7 miles away....[Read More]

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The Meaning of E=mc^2

04/14/15See Comments

You’ve probably seen E=mc2 somewhere, in science class or maybe in cartoons or other pop culture ephemera, but if you really want to know what it means,...[Read More]