Category: Science

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staffAugust 12, 2017

How to watch this weekend’s Perseid meteor shower

Skywatchers in the Northern Hemisphere will be treated to a show of shooting stars on Friday and Saturday night as ...

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staffAugust 11, 2017

Alcohol helps goldfish make through the winter without oxygen

Goldfish can make their own alcohol, allowing them to survive long winters at the bottom of frozen lakes with little ...

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staffAugust 11, 2017

Small asteroid to pass between Earth and the moon

An asteroid measuring between 49 and 98 feet wide will pass within a few thousand miles of Earth on Oct. ...

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staffAugust 10, 2017

Ancient infant skull yields insights into human-ape lineage

Researchers believe a 13-million-year-old skull recovered in Kenya belongs to the earliest common ancestor of humans and all living apes. ...

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staffAugust 3, 2017

Trapdoor spiders sailed across Indian Ocean to get from Africa to Australia

New research suggests trapdoor spiders crossed the Indian Ocean to get from Southern Africa to Australia. The trapdoor spider, Moggridgea ...

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staffJuly 29, 2017

NASA scientists find chemical capable of forming cell membranes on Saturn’s moon

Scientists at NASA’s Goddard Space Center have identified a chemical capable of forming cell membranes on Titan, Saturn’s largest moon. ...

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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 ...