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 2018-06-22 18:35 

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Why Some Summers Are So Appealing For Mosquitoes...

...and so unbearable for you...

 2018-06-22 17:21 

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You'll Have to Take a Boat Ride and a Hike Through the Forest to Get to France's Newest Art Museum...

A new French museum puts an out-of-the-box spin on the usual gallery experience...

 2018-06-22 15:30 

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It's Pooches vs. Poachers in the Fight Against Wildlife Smugglers...

A new breed of law enforcement is on the scene—and its bite is stronger than its bark...

 2018-06-22 14:05 

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Can Artificial Intelligence Help Stop School Shootings?...

Some researchers believe it could help predict student violence. Others worry about unintended consequences...

 2018-06-22 12:00 

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Stunning Aerial Footage of Victoria Falls...

In Zambia, the 'Smoke That Thunders' is the name given to a gaping ravine filled with a stunning waterfall. We know it better as Victoria Falls, considered one of the seven natural wonders of the world....

 2018-06-22 11:00 

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The Hammond Train Wreck of 1918 Killed Scores of Circus Performers...

One hundred years ago, a horrific railway disaster decimated the Hagenbeck-Wallace Circus—but the show still went on...

 2018-06-21 19:13 

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Andean Solstice Celebrations Capture the Wondrous Churn of Spacetime...

Exploring the similarities and differences between Indigenous and Western cosmologies...

 2018-06-21 18:31 

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Maya Freelon's Immersive and Interactive Sculptures Bring Tissue Paper to Life...

Her artwork will be a part of this weekend's By the People Festival at the Arts and Industries building...

 2018-06-21 14:46 

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Operation Calamari: How the Smithsonian Got Its Giant Squids...

After a decade on view, these cephalopod specimens have a growing fan base...

 2018-06-21 14:40 

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How We Elected T. rex to Be Our Tyrant Lizard King...

The true story behind our obsession with the last and largest of the tyrannosaurs...

 2018-06-21 12:30 

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The Quest to Preserve the Last of Castro's Crocodiles...

Breeders are trying to save a 'pure' Cuban crocodile—but out in the wild, divisions between species are increasingly murky...

 2018-06-21 12:10 

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What a Cabinet of Fake Noses Tells Us About How Art Preservation Has Evolved...

The collection of replica appendages is on display in Copenhagen's Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek art museum...

 2018-06-21 12:00 

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The Biggest Threat Facing the City of Miami...

Rising sea levels are threatening to flood Miami. In fact, some scientists estimate that the entire city could be underwater by the end of the 21st century....

 2018-06-20 13:00 

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How Jupiter May Have Gifted Early Earth With Water...

A new model of the solar system suggest we have gas giants to thank for our watery world...

 2018-06-20 13:00 

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This Device Pulls Water Out of Desert Air...

A new water harvester can extract water from extremely dry air, using only solar energy...

 2018-06-20 12:00 

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Why People Believed Hippos Were Related to Whales...

Hippos were once believed to be related to whales. They're both mammals, they both sleep underwater, and they both rise to breathe in their sleep, without waking....

 2018-06-20 11:30 

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Newly Unearthed Civil War Bones Speak Silently to the Grim Aftermath of Battle...

What the amputated limbs and full skeletons of a Manassas burial pit tell us about wartime surgical practices...

 2018-06-19 15:38 

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The Original 'Space Invaders' is a Meditation on 1970s America's Deepest Fears...

One of the first digital shooting games reflected a fear of, well, invaders—a fear that still resonates today...

 2018-06-19 14:56 

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Some Animals Take Turns While Talking, Just Like Humans. Why?...

Understanding their courteous exchanges—from frog croaks to elephant rumbles—could shed light on the origins of human conversation...

 2018-06-19 14:34 

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The Unheralded Pioneers of 19th-Century America Were Free African-American Families...

In her new book, 'The Bone and Sinew of the Land', historian Anna-Lisa Cox explores the mostly ignored story of the free black people who first moved West...

 2018-06-19 13:00 

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The Neuroscientist in the Art Museum...

At Massachusett's Peabody Essex Museum, Tedi Asher is using neuroscience research to create impactful art experiences...

 2018-06-19 12:00 

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Why These Lagoons Are Full of Giant Barracuda...

The maze of lagoons in Loango National Park, in Gabon, isn't just a good place to hunt barracudas--it's also an ancient migratory route that leads to their ancestral breeding waters....

 2018-06-18 19:13 

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How Daguerreotype Photography Reflected a Changing America...

The National Portrait Gallery brings the eerie power of a historic medium into focus...

 2018-06-18 18:53 

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North America's Most Spectacular Waterfalls...

Six must-see waterfalls you can visit in the United States, Canada and Mexico...

 2018-06-18 17:45 

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An Astronaut Reflects on Sally Ride's Legacy for Women in STEM...

Ride encouraged girls to embrace science and engineering, helping democratize space for all. But more work is needed...

 2018-06-18 17:30 

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Three Ways Bats Could Bounce Back From Devastating White Nose Syndrome...

Scientists are testing light therapy, a fungus-killing fungus—and maybe, doing nothing...

 2018-06-18 14:52 

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How This Comic Maker Plans to Make Everyone an Artist...

The first annual...

 2018-06-18 12:00 

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Why a Fire Broke Out at William the Conqueror's Coronation...

William the Conqueror's coronation was marred by a bizarre incident. The guards outside the cathedral mistook the cheers for a riot--so they immediately set fire to the surrounding buildings....

 2018-06-15 18:08 

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When America's Most Prominent Socialist Was Jailed for Speaking Out Against World War I...

After winning 6 percent of the vote in the 1912 presidential election, Eugene Debs ran afoul of the nation's new anti-sedition laws...

 2018-06-15 15:30 

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For 50 Years, Jos Feliciano's Version of the National Anthem Has Given Voice to Immigrant Pride...

The acclaimed musician offers a moving welcome to the newest U.S. citizens and donates his guitar...

 2018-06-15 13:31 

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Why Are There Laws That Restrict What People Can Wear to the Polls?...

A new Supreme Court ruling changes the course of a century-long debate over speech and conduct when voting...

 2018-06-15 12:33 

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Jurassic Park's Unlikely Symbiosis With Real-World Science...

The 1993 film showed both the promise and misconceptions that surround ancient DNA...

 2018-06-15 12:00 

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Here's Why Mount Si Stands Out in TV History...

While Seattle is surrounded by dramatic peaks on all sides, the relatively small Mount Si sticks out as a key location in the iconic TV series, Twin Peaks, which was filmed in the area....

 2018-06-14 19:35 

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This Secret Corner of California Is a Paradise for Lovers of Great Food and Top-Notch Wines...

Jody Rosen meets the free spirits giving shape to this flourishing wine region with a soon-to-be-legendary culinary scene, California's Mendocino County...

 2018-06-14 18:00 

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Fear of Humans Is Forcing Daytime Animals Into Night Mode...

The stress is pushing some animals to adjust their schedules—but not all will be quick enough to adapt...

 2018-06-14 16:41 

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Putting Enslaved Families' Stories Back in the Monticello Narrative...

An oral history project deepens our understanding of U.S. history by sharing accounts of the community owned by Thomas Jefferson...

 2018-06-14 12:00 

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Space Needle Was Designed to Look Very Different...

While it's hard to imagine Seattle's Space Needle looking any other way, few people know that the iconic 'flying saucer' design wasn't the original choice....

 2018-06-13 17:59 

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This NASA Satellite Can Map the Planet's Soil Moisture Content In Just Three Days...

The speedy collection of this data will help with crop management and flood prediction...

 2018-06-13 16:02 

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The First Family of Rodeo...

Will a cowboy legend have what it takes to recapture the championship?...

 2018-06-13 15:50 

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Like Birds, Some Bats Warble to Woo Their Mates...

They join an elite club of mammals—including mice, whales and humans—whose melodies convey complex information...

 2018-06-13 13:31 

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What if Napoleon Hadn't Lost Europe and Other Questions of Alternate History...

How the 200-year-old literary genre reflects changing notions of history and society...

 2018-06-13 12:30 

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Nearly Half the Patents on Marine Genes Belong to Just One Company...

Who owns biodiversity? No one and everyone—or maybe, a German chemical company...

 2018-06-13 12:00 

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Are the Sands of the Namib Desert Really Rusting?...

The reddish hues of the vast dunes of the Namib Desert in southern Africa are a result of concentrations of iron in the sand. Over time, the air oxidizes the sand, causing it to rust....

 2018-06-12 16:05 

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The Iroquois Theater Disaster Killed Hundreds and Changed Fire Safety Forever...

The deadly conflagration ushered in a series of reforms that are still visible today...

 2018-06-12 15:48 

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How Guadalajara Reinvented Itself as a Technology Hub...

Mexico's second largest city has nimbly transformed into a R&D hotpsot, offering a model for the country's future...

 2018-06-12 15:00 

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How Climate Changed-Fueled "Mega Droughts" Could Harm Human Health...

Researchers looked at the little-studied danger of dust and worsening air quality in the American Southwest...

 2018-06-12 14:11 

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Five Ways Real Science Would Make the New Jurassic World So Much Better...

It appears that Fallen Kingdom has not evolved alongside 21st century research...

 2018-06-12 12:00 

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Braving Shark-Infested Waters for a Look at This Big Fish...

Fisherman Andy Coetzee is in the middle of a dangerous dive, in the shark-filled waters of the Indian Ocean. He's on the lookout for a fierce and elusive giant predator: the dogtooth....

 2018-06-11 15:49 

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How Computer Scientists Model the Role of Religion in Society...

Virtual simulations attempt to show how faith influences human behavior in the face of terror...

 2018-06-11 14:58 

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Artificial Intelligence May Be Able To Smell Illnesses in Human Breath...

Compounds in your breath could help AI detect illnesses, including different cancers...

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