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Venus and Jupiter Imagined: From Galileo to Science Fiction

Venus and Jupiter will appear so close together in the sky this Saturday (Aug. 27) that, from some locations, the two planets will appear to almost touch. But as close as they may appear, these two planets have very distinct images … Continue reading

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Buried Tectonic Plate Reveals Hidden Dinosaur-Era Sea

A previously unknown tectonic plate — one that has been swallowed up by the Earth — has been discovered in the Philippine Sea, according to a recent study.  Using images constructed from earthquake data, geoscientists have developed a method for … Continue reading

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Deaths from Fentanyl, Drug That Killed Prince, Rise Sharply

Overdose deaths from the opioid painkiller fentanyl — the same drug that killed singer-songwriter Prince in April — have increased sharply in a number of U.S. states, according to a new report. From 2013 to 2014, eight U.S. states — … Continue reading

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Why Areas with More Men Have Higher Marriage Rates

In places where men outnumber women, it might seem like science would suggest that more testosterone and fewer available females might lead to less stability in relationships. But a new study shows that’s not the case. The research showed that … Continue reading

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Science-Proven Way to Reduce Teen Drinking

SEATTLE — Parents can help prevent their underage kids from drinking by employing a relatively simple strategy: setting clear rules that prohibit drinking, new research shows. The finding is based on the survey responses from more than 1,100 U.S. teenagers … Continue reading

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Riskiest Hurricane Day Approaches

Hurricane season may have officially started on June 1, but the riskiest part of the season is only just beginning, said scientists at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). Tropical cyclones typically spike during an eight-week period that lasts … Continue reading

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Trousers, Heal Thyself: Squids Make Self-Fixing Clothes Possible

It’s generally not a good idea to smear squid parts all over your outfit, but one day, clothes could fix their own rips with the help of coatings made of squid proteins, according to a new study. This research might … Continue reading

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Lost WWII Ships Explored in Underwater Expedition

An exploration of a World War II battleground right off U.S. shores is now underway. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) is working with several nonprofit and private partners to explore the twin wrecks of the freighter SS Bluefieldsand … Continue reading

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SpaceX Dragon heads back to Earth with station science, gear

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — A SpaceX Dragon capsule headed back to Earth on Friday with a load of science experiments and gear from the International Space Station. NASA astronaut Kate Rubins waved goodbye as the Dragon slowly flew away, … Continue reading

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In Babies, Zika Can Linger for Months, Brazilian Case Suggests

A baby in Brazil who became infected with Zika in the womb still had the virus in his body for months after he was born, according to a new report of the case. The baby’s mother, who lived in São … Continue reading

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