Category: Science

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staffJuly 27, 2017

Signal may be from first ‘exomoon’

Astronomers have discovered an object that could be the first known moon located beyond the Solar System. If genuine, the ...

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staffJuly 25, 2017

Coral gardening is a boon to Caribbean reefs

Coral gardening works, according to new research out of the University of Miami. In a survey of coral restoration efforts, ...

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staffJuly 25, 2017

Astronomers detail additional evidence of water inside the moon

New analysis of ancient volcanic grains on the moon suggests the lunar mantle is surprisingly rich in water. When astronomers ...

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staffJuly 25, 2017

Scared to extinction: Fear is powerful enough to wipe out a species, study shows

New research highlights the immense power of fear. The emotion was strong enough to curb eating and reproduction among groups ...

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staffJuly 23, 2017

Astronomers spot superluminous supernova 10 billion light-years away

Researchers have identified a superluminous supernova located 10 billion light-years from Earth. It is one of the brightest and most ...

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staffJuly 21, 2017

Astronauts grow cucumbers in space to help scientists understand root growth

Which factor is more important to root growth: gravity or water? To find out, scientists recruited astronauts to grow cucumbers ...

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staffJuly 21, 2017

Global warming, rising seas may encourage parasites

A study of ancient clam fossils suggests rising seas could once again encourage parasite infestations in brackish water ecosystems. Trematodes, ...

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staffJuly 20, 2017

Similar genes in dogs, humans linked with gregariousness

New research suggests changes to a common set of genes underly hyper-social behavior among dogs and humans. Scientists found unique ...

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staffJuly 18, 2017

Great Plains to see more dust storms in second half of the 21st century

Climate change will bring more dust storms to the Great Plains in the latter half of the 21st century, according ...

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staffJuly 17, 2017

To avoid getting eaten, spiders walk like ants

Most humans have a much greater fear of spiders than they do of ants. But for insect predators, ants are ...