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Is Global Warming a Giant Natural Fluctuation? (Op-Ed)

Shaun Lovejoy is a professor of physics at McGill University and president of the Nonlinear Processes Division of the European Geosciences Union. He contributed this article to Live Science’s Expert Voices: Op-Ed Insights. Last year, the Quebec Skeptics Society threw … Continue reading

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Science Suggests ‘The Dog’ Doesn’t Exist (Op-Ed)

Marc Bekoff, emeritus professor at the University of Colorado, Boulder, is one of the world’s pioneering cognitive ethologists, a Guggenheim Fellow, and co-founder with Jane Goodall of Ethologists for the Ethical Treatment of Animals. Bekoff’s latest book is Why Dogs … Continue reading

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The Toy Thing: It Was Never About Pink or Blue (Op-Ed)

Sai Pathmanathan is a science education consultant in the United Kingdom. She contributed this article to Live Science’s Expert Voices: Op-Ed Insights. As a science communicator, educator and researcher, I have been following the toy and children’s media discussions for … Continue reading

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Risk of asteroid hitting Earth higher than thought, study shows

By Irene Klotz CAPE CANAVERAL, Florida (Reuters) – The chance of a city-killing asteroid striking Earth is higher than scientists previously believed, a non-profit group building an asteroid-hunting telescope said on Tuesday. A global network that listens for nuclear weapons … Continue reading

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Animals with Bigger Brains Have More Self-Control

Animals with larger brains may have more self-control than creatures with smaller noodles, a new study suggests. Researchers tested dozens of different species to measure how well they could regulate their behavior, and found that animals with larger brains or … Continue reading

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‘Pollen Vortex’? Long Winter Worsens Allergies in Spring

This year’s long, brutal winter may mean the country’s headed for pollen eruption and a harsh allergy season in the spring, doctors say. The freezing temperatures¬†of the prolonged winter may have delayed the blooming of trees, and now that it’s … Continue reading

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Meteor lights up night sky in northern Russia

MOSCOW (Reuters) – Russians with smartphones and dashboard cameras captured footage of a meteor that flashed across the night sky near the Arctic Circle over the weekend. There were no reports of damage but the ball of fire raised eyebrows … Continue reading

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First U.S. drone research center will focus on soil studies: FAA

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The first of six U.S. test sites chosen to perform unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) research will start flight operations during the week of May 5, the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration said on Monday. The site in North … Continue reading

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Hipster Science: Women Prefer Men With Facial Hair

The popularity of weird beards and mustaches among young men living in Brooklyn, N.Y., may be more than just a hipster fad. According to a new study, women and men find facial hair most attractive when it is rare. When … Continue reading

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‘Clever Editing’ Warps Scientists’ Words in New Geocentrism Film

Four prominent cosmologists say they were misquoted in a documentary trailer promoting a claim debunked more than 450 years ago: that the Earth is in a privileged spot in the universe. Producers of the independent film “The Principle” state that … Continue reading

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