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 2018-06-18 13:00 

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Phone apps are helping scientists track suicidal thoughts in real time...

Researchers are using smartphones to tap into the ups and downs of suicidal thinking that occur over hours and days, hoping to help prevent suicides....

 2018-06-18 11:00 

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The most ancient African baobabs are dying and no one knows why...

Scientists aren't sure what's killing the oldest African baobabs, nine of which have lost big chunks or died in the last 13 years....

 2018-06-15 18:01 

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The Large Hadron Collider is getting an upgrade...

Revamping the accelerator's equipment will increase the rate of proton collisions....

 2018-06-15 17:21 

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Magnetic fields may be propping up the Pillars of Creation...

Scientists made a map of the magnetic field within the Pillars of Creation, a star-forming area depicted in an iconic Hubble Space Telescope image....

 2018-06-15 16:00 

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In 1968, scientists thought they were close to detecting gravity waves...

Despite an unverified discovery in 1968, spacetime ripples remained elusive for nearly 50 years....

 2018-06-15 11:00 

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Leaf-cutter ants pick up the pace when they sense rain...

Leaf-cutter ants struggle to carry wet leaves, so they run to avoid rain....

 2018-06-14 23:04 

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The number of teens who report having sex is down...

About 40 percent of high school students are having sex, the lowest amount in the last three decades....

 2018-06-14 18:00 

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Underwater fiber-optic cables could moonlight as earthquake sensors...

The seafloor cables that ferry internet traffic across oceans may soon find another use: detecting underwater earthquakes....

 2018-06-14 15:00 

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Swirling gases reveal baby planets in a young star's disk...

A new technique pinpointed three planets forming around a young star about 330 light-years from Earth....

 2018-06-14 13:00 

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These newfound frogs have been trapped in amber for 99 million years...

Trapped in amber, 99-million-year-old frog fossils reveal the amphibians lived in a wet, tropical climate....

 2018-06-13 20:45 

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The Mars rover Opportunity is sleeping, not dead, NASA says...

Opportunity is hunkered down in a deep sleep on Mars to ride out what's looking to be a long dark dust storm....

 2018-06-13 18:41 

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What I actually learned about my family after trying 5 DNA ancestry tests...

Ancestry results vary widely depending on which company you use....

 2018-06-13 18:36 

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DNA testing can bring families together, but gives mixed answers on ethnicity...

DNA testing has become a new way for millions of Americans to expand their family trees and learn something about themselves, but results vary widely....

 2018-06-13 18:00 

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Here's what narwhals sound like underwater...

Scientists eavesdropped while narwhals clicked and buzzed. The work could help pinpoint how the whales may react to more human noise in the Arctic....

 2018-06-13 17:23 

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Antarctica has lost about 3 trillion metric tons of ice since 1992...

Antarctica's rate of ice loss has sped up since 1992 — mostly in the last five years, raising global sea level by almost 8 millimeters on average....

 2018-06-12 16:03 

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This heavy element has a football-shaped atomic nucleus...

Three nobelium isotopes have oblong nuclei, and some sport a 'bubble' center....

 2018-06-12 14:00 

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In her short life, mathematician Emmy Noether changed the face of physics...

A century after she published a groundbreaking mathematical theory, Emmy Noether gets her due....

 2018-06-12 11:00 

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Sunshine is making Deepwater Horizon oil stick around...

Sunlight created oxygen-rich oil by-products that are still hanging around eight years after the Deepwater Horizon spill....

 2018-06-11 21:56 

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Opportunity rover waits out a huge dust storm on Mars...

NASA's Opportunity rover is in low-power mode to preserve battery life while a vast dust storm blankets part of the Red Planet....

 2018-06-11 13:00 

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A new AI can focus on one voice in a crowd...

A new AI can ignore background noise in videos and focus on what a particular person is saying....

 2018-06-11 11:00 

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The sun shrinks a teensy bit when it's feeling active...

The radius of the sun gets slightly smaller during periods of high solar activity, researchers say....

 2018-06-08 20:31 

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Kids with food allergies are twice as likely to have autism...

Children with food allergies are more likely to have autism than kids without, a study finds. But that doesn't mean a child will develop the disorder....

 2018-06-08 16:17 

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If you thought the most recent flu season was bad, you were right...

The recent U.S. flu season was classified as highly severe overall, the third time since 2003 that the seasonal outbreak has earned that designation....

 2018-06-08 11:00 

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This theory suggests few workers were needed to cap Easter Island statues...

A small workforce may have put huge stones on the heads of Easter Island statues....

 2018-06-07 22:46 

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Suicide rates have shot up in almost every U.S. state...

Suicide rates increased sharply in nearly all 50 states from 1999 to 2016, according to a new government report....

 2018-06-07 20:58 

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Bees join an exclusive crew of animals that get the concept of zero...

Honeybees can pass a test of ranking 'nothing' as less than one....

 2018-06-07 18:00 

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Curiosity finds that Mars' methane changes with the seasons...

The Curiosity rover found seasonally changing methane in Mars' atmosphere and more signs of organic molecules in an ancient lake bed....

 2018-06-07 18:00 

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Why using genetic genealogy to solve crimes could pose problems...

Rules governing how police can use DNA searches in genealogy databases aren't clear, raising civil rights and privacy concerns....

 2018-06-07 16:33 

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In a conservation catch-22, efforts to save quolls might endanger them...

After 13 generations isolated from predators, the endangered northern quoll lost its fear of them....

 2018-06-07 14:00 

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At-home telomere testing is not a reliable marker of aging, researcher says...

Telomere testing for consumers offers a poor measure of "biological age," says Johns Hopkins oncologist Mary Armanios....

 2018-06-07 11:00 

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50 years ago, NASA astronauts prepared to return to space...

Apollo 7 crewmembers underwent their first major tests 50 years ago. Today, U.S. astronauts struggle to get into space....

 2018-06-06 19:30 

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There are benefits to prenatal yoga, but lingering questions remain...

Prenatal yoga offers benefits to pregnant women, but a bigger and more rigorous body of research is needed....

 2018-06-06 18:30 

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A new 3-D printer builds temporary electronics on your skin...

A new 3-D printer that tracks and compensates for your slightest twitch can precisely print simple electronic devices onto your skin....

 2018-06-06 17:34 

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Tropical cyclones have slowed over the last 70 years...

Tropical cyclones are moving 10 percent slower, on average, than they did in the mid-20th century....

 2018-06-06 13:00 

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If real, dark fusion could help demystify this physics puzzle...

Fusing dark matter particles might explain why galaxy cores have evenly distributed dark matter....

 2018-06-06 11:00 

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A big analysis of environmental data strengthens the case for plant-based diets...

A new study calculates the bonus for the planet of choosing more foods from plants....

 2018-06-05 18:37 

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Dogs carry a surprising variety of flu viruses...

Dogs in China carry a wider variety of flu viruses than previously thought, and may be capable of passing the flu to humans....

 2018-06-05 18:17 

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What we know — and don't know — about a new migraine drug...

A migraine prevention drug was recently approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. But some questions about the therapy remain....

 2018-06-05 17:09 

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Here's a look at the world's deadliest volcanoes — and the ways they kill...

Scientists gathered data on nearly 280,000 global volcano deaths from 1500 to 2017 and sorted fatalities by cause of death, such as lava flows or gas....

 2018-06-05 14:51 

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New Horizons wakes up to begin Kuiper Belt exploration...

The New Horizons spacecraft just woke up to get ready for its New Year's Day flyby of the distant space rock Ultima Thule....

 2018-06-05 11:00 

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Privacy and consumer genetic testing don't always mix...

Interested in taking a direct-to-consumer genetic test? Here are some things you should know....

 2018-06-04 14:00 

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Take a virtual trip to an alien world...

NASA's Exoplanet Travel Bureau website lets you view what alien landscapes might look like....

 2018-06-04 11:00 

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'Outbreak' puts the life cycle of an epidemic on display...

At the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, the exhibit "Outbreak" highlights how infectious diseases shape our world....

 2018-06-03 10:00 

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What consumer DNA data can and can't tell you about your risk for certain diseases...

Consumers face lots of choices and unanswered questions when they get personal genomic information related to disease risk from the Internet....

 2018-06-01 20:56 

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Blame opioids for a fifth of young adult deaths in the United States...

Of young adults aged 25 to 34 who died in 2016, 20 percent of those deaths were opioid-related....

 2018-06-01 19:45 

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Mysterious neutrino surplus hints at the existence of new particles...

Neutrinos show up in greater numbers than expected in an experiment, possibly bolstering the idea of a fourth type of the particle....

 2018-06-01 17:52 

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A neutron star crash may have spawned a black hole...

The neutron collision that took the astronomical community by storm last year probably created a black hole, researchers say....

 2018-06-01 14:57 

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Future smart clothes could pack serious gadgetry...

Casual daywear may someday contain some serious tech. But engineers have to take conventional electronics and make them comfortable to wear....

 2018-06-01 11:00 

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Here's why scientists are questioning whether 'sonic attacks' are real...

Sonic attacks would be hard to pull off and a terrible way of incapacitating diplomats, experts say....

 2018-05-31 18:01 

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Never-before-seen dunes on Pluto spotted in New Horizons images...

Images from the New Horizons spacecraft reveal dunes on Pluto — but the sand-sized grains must have had an unusual boost to get moving....

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