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Review: 'Apollo 8' tells thrilling story of moon mission

This image released by Henry Holt shows “Apollo 8: The Thrilling Story of the First Mission to the Moon,” by Jeffrey Kluger. (Henry Holt via AP) More “Apollo 8: The Thrilling Story of the First Mission to the Moon” (Henry … Continue reading

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Large study uncovers genes linked to intelligence

View photos Genes controlling how our nervous system develops are linked to intelligence. Evgeny Atamanenko More Exactly what constitutes intelligence, and to what extent it is genetic, are some of the most controversial questions in science. But now a new … Continue reading

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Ethiopia: 3.3 million-year-old child skeleton rewrites history of how the human spine evolved

early hominin More The well preserved remains of a 3.3 million-year-old Australopithecus Afarensis have revealed that the spine of these early hominins was more similar to ours than to that of extant African apes. It counted 12 thoracic vertebrae, like … Continue reading

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Ultrathin Loudspeaker-Mic Also Generates Energy from Motion

Printed newspapers may be going out of style, but what if you could have a flexible electronic paper that reads headlines or the weather report and skips to the sports section on voice command? Researchers at Michigan State University have … Continue reading

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British Daredevil Aims to Break 4 World Records in Wingsuit Jumps

British Daredevil Aims to Break 4 World Records in Wingsuit Jumps More A wingsuit pilot is hoping to break four world records in two death-defying jumps from an altitude higher than where commercial airliners fly. British daredevil Fraser Corsan is … Continue reading

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First Human Ancestor Came from Europe Not Africa, 7.2 Million-year-old Fossils Indicate

The first hominin species, a line that eventually leads to humans, may have emerged in Europe 7.2 million years ago and not Africa—the most widely accepted starting point for our ancestors. An international team of scientists has presented two studies … Continue reading

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MIT's 'living cell' shirt reacts to sweat to help cool you down

[embedded content] Subscribe on YouTube In the future, your clothes will be lined with living cells. Researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology developed Biologic, a biohybrid technology behind workout clothes that ventilate when a wearer sweats thanks to a lining of microbes. “We … Continue reading

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Lonely penguin seeks mate through online dating site

Enlarge Image Hey, penguin-ladies, meet Spruce. Weymouth Sea Life Adventure Park Spruce is quite the eligible bachelor. He’s a professional swimmer with an athletic body, and he wants children. Sounds like a real catch — especially if you’re a female … Continue reading

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Science Says: Medications prevent opioid addiction relapse

View photos FILE – In this Thursday, May 4, 2017, file photo, Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price speaks in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington, after the House pushed through a health care bill. On … Continue reading

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Breathtaking photography series showcases beauty of night sky in areas with no light pollution

Two photographers have crisscrossed North America to escape the light pollution of occupied areas and capture the original beauty of the night sky. Gavin Heffernan and Harun Mehmedinović traveled more than 150,000 miles to a staggering 500 locations across North America … Continue reading

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