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Scientists Discover Unexpected Behavior In Creation Of Entangled Photons

Our intuitions about how things are, or should be, serve us well in our daily lives. But that’s only because in the macroscopic level of reality that we inhabit, we don’t have to deal with the weirdness and “spookiness” that … Continue reading

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'Underwater wasteland' worries after cyclone hits Barrier Reef

Sydney (AFP) – A powerful cyclone that smashed into northeastern Australia could have caused further damage to the under-pressure Great Barrier Reef, turning parts into an “underwater wasteland”, scientists warned Thursday. There are already fears for the survival of corals … Continue reading

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In lab simulating harsh Mars climate, a nascent potato grows

In a lab in the Peruvian capital of Lima, a simulator mimicking the harsh conditions found on Mars now contains a hint of life: a nascent potato plant. After experimenting in the Andean nation’s dry, desert soil, scientists have successfully … Continue reading

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EPA denies petition to ban pesticide used on crops

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Environmental Protection Agency on Wednesday denied a petition by environmental groups that sought to ban a common pesticide used on citrus fruits, apples, cherries and other crops, reversing a proposal by the Obama administration to revoke … Continue reading

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US climate science hearing descends into bullying 'food-fight'

Miami (AFP) – Lawmakers and scientists called names, lamented Soviet-era tactics and accused each other of wrongdoing at a nearly three-hour hearing on climate science in the US capital on Wednesday. Similar hearings have been held in years past, notable … Continue reading

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Korean researchers dream of mind-controlled turtles and say, ‘Why not?’

Researchers from the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) are developing a technology that enables humans to control turtles with their minds. The human-turtle interface combines features from brain-computer interfaces and computer-brain interfaces, which send signals from brains to … Continue reading

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Climate Scientist Fires Back at House Science Committee During Hearing

Things got a little bit heated at the House of Representatives on Wednesday. by Eric Roston March 29, 2017, 4:36 PM EDT For sober, methodical evaluations of each other’s work, climate scientists have peer-reviewed journals. For catfights, they have Congress. … Continue reading

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US hearing on climate science focuses on name calling

WASHINGTON (AP) — Climate science and politics too often reverts into name calling and bullying, which can get in the way of real work. That was the only thing House Science Committee members, three scientists who often clash with mainstream … Continue reading

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Dinosaur Sex: Scientist Says We Might Be Wrong About The Dinos

When it comes to dinosaur sex, don’t jump to conclusions. That’s the message of one paleontologist, who says there isn’t enough evidence to tell between male and female dinos based on the shape of their bones alone, differences between the … Continue reading

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Scientists Guess That Uranus Probably Smells Pretty Bad

You will never know for sure what Uranus smells like. It’s difficult enough for scientists to see Uranus, let alone travel there to get an idea of what it may smell like. But they can speculate based on the prominent … Continue reading

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