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Scientists Fed an Ancient Earth Organism Space Metals. It Started 'Dancing'

Extremophiles are models for early life on Earth, and we just discovered that one in particular thrives on material from off-world.
Maddie Bender
10 hours ago
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Scientists Found a Planet Orbiting a Dead Star, a Glimpse Into Our Future

Astronomers have discovered a giant planet orbiting a white dwarf for the first time, giving us a new place to look for planets and a rare glimpse into the future of our Solar System.
Maddie Bender
2 days ago
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Rare Individuals Are Amazing at Reading Cats' Expressions. Are You One of Them?

“Anyone who writes cats off as sort of moody or distant is probably underestimating them,” said the lead author of the study, which shows that cats are trying to communicate with their faces. Most of us just suck at reading them.
Maddie Bender
3 days ago
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So, WTF Is Up With Putting a Human in ‘Suspended Animation?’

An ongoing trial is putting people into suspended animation in time for potentially life-saving surgery. We ask: WTF?
Maddie Bender
11.22.19
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A Mysterious Burst of Energy in Space Has Smashed Records

“Such a strong signal has never been measured in ground-based gamma ray astronomy—this is the first time."
Maddie Bender
11.20.19
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Evolution Keeps Repeating Itself. Scientists Are Starting to Understand Why

Species that aren't closely related can look identical thanks to a bizarre trick of evolution. A new study reveals part of the mechanism for creating nature's unrelated twins.
Maddie Bender
11.14.19
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Itchy? These Worms Are Suddenly Breeding in People's Eyes and Scientists Are Baffled

Two cattle worm infections in human hosts within two years suggests that they might be an "emerging zoonotic disease in the United States,” according to a recent case report.
Maddie Bender
11.7.19
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Global Capitalism Is Destroying Habitats for Rare Species in Brazil, Study Shows

A new study shows how international soybean markets are degrading one of the world's most biodiverse regions.
Maddie Bender
10.28.19
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A Brainless Blob That 'Learns' and 'Sleeps' Is on Display at the Paris Zoo

The yellow slime mold known as "the Blob" can solve mazes and remember things, and now it's the first unicellular organism to be on display in a zoo.
Maddie Bender
10.17.19
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A Code Glitch May Have Caused Errors In More Than 100 Published Studies

The discovery is a reminder that science is collaborative and ideally self-correcting, but that nothing can be taken for granted.
Maddie Bender
10.10.19
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Scientists Edited Fruit Fly Genes to Give Them Butterflies' Toxic Abilities

Scientists, having a normal one, created mutant toxic fruit flies using CRISPR-Cas9 gene editing.
Maddie Bender
10.2.19
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A Glacier In the Alps Is Facing Imminent Collapse, Prompting Evacuation

“The news that part of Mont Blanc risks collapsing is a warning that should not leave us indifferent," Italy's Prime Minister said. "It must shake us all and force us to mobilize."
Maddie Bender
9.25.19
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