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"Spy" Virus Eavesdrops on Bacteria, Then Obliterates Them

Fri, 14 Dec 2018 11:45:00 GMT

Viruses use bacteria’s chemical language to time their destruction; this might lead to new ways to fight infections 

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Finding Alien Life May Require Giant Telescopes Built in Orbit

Wed, 12 Dec 2018 11:45:00 GMT

Influential astrophysicists, roboticists and astronauts say that orbital construction could spark a renaissance in space science and exploration

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NASA's InSight Mars Lander Snaps Selfie, Surveys Workspace

Thu, 13 Dec 2018 15:05:00 GMT

The Red-Planet-probing spacecraft is on course to deploy its instruments in early 2019

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Infectious Outbreaks Threaten the Last Asiatic Lions

Mon, 10 Dec 2018 11:45:00 GMT

Parasites and dog disease in India sweep through the cats’ only home, triggering fears for the species’ survival

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As Winters Warm, Blood-Sucking Ticks Drain Moose Dry

Tue, 11 Dec 2018 11:45:00 GMT

Researchers across New England and Canada scramble to protect the iconic species from growing parasite populations

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Baby Gene Edits Could Affect a Range of Traits

Wed, 12 Dec 2018 17:15:00 GMT

The gene targeted for its role in HIV is linked to increased severity of other infectious diseases—and has implications for learning in mice

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Huge Brain Study Uncovers "Buried" Genetic Networks Linked to Mental Illness

Fri, 14 Dec 2018 15:00:00 GMT

Enormous genomic analysis yields tantalizing insights into mechanisms behind conditions such as schizophrenia and bipolar disorder

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In the NatureľNurture War, Nature Wins

Fri, 14 Dec 2018 12:00:00 GMT

Environmental influences are important, too, but they are largely unsystematic, unstable and idiosyncratic

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The End of DACA Would Be a Blow to Science

Wed, 12 Dec 2018 12:00:00 GMT

America could lose not just the “Dreamers” but also their vital research

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Prehistoric Viruses and the Function of the Brain

Tue, 11 Dec 2018 15:00:00 GMT

The exceedingly strange story of learning, memory and the “Arc” gene

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Voyager 2 Spacecraft Enters Interstellar Space

Mon, 10 Dec 2018 19:30:00 GMT

After a journey of more than four decades, Voyager 2 has passed beyond the sun’s influence

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Experts Urge U.S. to Continue Support for Nuclear Fusion Research

Fri, 14 Dec 2018 18:00:00 GMT

An international fusion project could help the nation eventually develop its own, smaller reactor

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Ancient Marine Reptiles Had Familiar Gear

Wed, 12 Dec 2018 21:20:00 GMT

Ichthyosaurs had traits in common with turtles and modern marine mammals, like blubber and countershading camouflage. Christopher Intagliata reports.

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The Bite of the Saber-Tooth

Sat, 15 Dec 2018 14:00:00 GMT

Sabercat skulls hint at the different ways these carnivores tackled their prey

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Satellite Spies Methane Bubbling up from Arctic Permafrost

Fri, 14 Dec 2018 14:30:00 GMT

Radar instrument aboard a Japanese probe can spot signs of gas seeping from lakes that form as the ground thaws

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Little Aphids Ride Big Ones to Safety

Wed, 12 Dec 2018 00:57:00 GMT

When trouble lurks, juvenile aphids drop off of the plants they're eating and hitch a ride on bigger aphid escapees.

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The Birth of Worlds

Sat, 15 Dec 2018 20:00:00 GMT

Stunning new images of young planetary systems create a profound cosmic perspective

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A Math Function Describes How Whole Societies Remember--and Forget

Thu, 13 Dec 2018 13:00:00 GMT

A Neruda masterpiece—and a bi-exponential curve—define the dynamics of the fast then slow fade of our greatest collective sorrows and joys

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NIH Plans to Spend Up to $20 Million on Search for Alternatives to Fetal Tissue for Research

Tue, 11 Dec 2018 17:30:00 GMT

The preliminary announcement comes in the wake of a Trump administration order that agency scientists to stop buying such tissue from humans

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U.S. Stands with Russia and Saudi Arabia against Climate Science

Mon, 10 Dec 2018 17:00:00 GMT

At a meeting to coordinate climate action, the nations thwarted recognition of a recent report expressing the urgency of reducing emissions

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Look Up! Gleaming Geminid Meteor Shower of 2018 Peaks Tonight

Thu, 13 Dec 2018 18:15:00 GMT

The celestial display is expected to be the best meteor shower of 2018

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Counterexamples in Music Theory

Sun, 09 Dec 2018 20:00:00 GMT

Personal closure on an attempted theorem about 12-tone music

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Join Blue Planet II Live-Tweet

Fri, 14 Dec 2018 17:54:00 GMT

Starting December 16, ocean scientists will live-tweet the BBC documentary series Blue Planet II, available via Netflix.

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Big-Boned Chickens May Be Humans' Geologic Legacy

Thu, 13 Dec 2018 23:30:00 GMT

Millions of years from now, the geologic record of the "Anthropocene" will be littered with plastics, yes, but also chicken bones. Christopher Intagliata reports. 

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Five Years of Record Warmth Intensify Arctic's Transformation

Wed, 12 Dec 2018 20:30:00 GMT

Sea ice is the thinnest it's been at any time in the last 30 years, and wild reindeer and caribou populations continue to decline

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