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Big Religion May Have Gotten Too Much Credit for the Evolution of Modern Society

Wed, 20 Mar 2019 18:00:00 GMT

Contrary to a popular hypothesis, pro-social religions didn’t kick-start complex social systems

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Asteroid Spit Up

Sun, 24 Mar 2019 13:00:00 GMT

The near-Earth asteroid Bennu seems to be ejecting unexpected particles

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The Mathematical Phrase That Melts My Brain

Sat, 23 Mar 2019 16:00:00 GMT

What the heck does “three times less than” mean?

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First Baby Monkey Born Using Sperm from Frozen Testicles

Thu, 21 Mar 2019 19:15:00 GMT

Researchers hope that the procedure could be used to restore fertility to human boys undergoing cancer treatment

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Challenging Academic Publishing

Mon, 25 Mar 2019 12:00:00 GMT

A pilot collaboration between Springer Nature and ResearchGate aims to boost visibility for research articles on a network for connecting with peers

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Best-Yet Measurements Deepen Cosmological Crisis

Fri, 22 Mar 2019 12:00:00 GMT

The latest disagreement over the universe’s expansion rate suggests researchers may be on the threshold of revolutionary discoveries

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Soap-Bubble Pioneer Is First Woman to Win Prestigious Math Prize

Wed, 20 Mar 2019 13:00:00 GMT

Abel-prize winner Karen Keskulla Uhlenbeck built bridges between analysis, geometry and physics

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Atheism Is Inconsistent with the Scientific Method, Prizewinning Physicist Says

Wed, 20 Mar 2019 18:15:00 GMT

In conversation, the 2019 Templeton Prize winner does not pull punches on the limits of science, the value of humility and the irrationality of nonbelief

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Are We Measuring Research Success Wrong?

Tue, 19 Mar 2019 16:00:00 GMT

Universities tout how much they spend, but it’s no virtue if that spending is inefficient

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Huge Meteor Explosion a Wake-Up Call for Planetary Defense

Thu, 21 Mar 2019 17:00:00 GMT

Detonating over the Bering Sea, the blast was as powerful as a nuclear bomb

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Science Should Be More Helpful to New Parents

Wed, 20 Mar 2019 16:00:00 GMT

We need paid leave so young researchers can start families without abandoning STEM careers

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Solar Jets Cause Standing Waves in Earth's Magnetic Field

Tue, 19 Mar 2019 19:28:00 GMT

When jets of charged particles from the sun hit our magnetosphere, some of the ensuing ripples travel toward the northern and southern poles and get reflected back. The resulting interference...

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'Oumuamua, Our First Interstellar Visitor, May Have Been a Comet After All

Wed, 20 Mar 2019 10:45:00 GMT

New research flags jets of water vapor—rather than alien technology—as the source of the mysterious object’s anomalous motions

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Why Is There More Matter Than Antimatter?

Thu, 21 Mar 2019 15:30:00 GMT

A new experiment at the world’s most powerful particle collider sheds light on an enduring cosmic mystery

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Study on Weed Killers and Monarch Butterflies Spurs Ecological Flap

Thu, 21 Mar 2019 10:45:00 GMT

Some scientists question museum data analysis that suggests Roundup is not responsible for the insects’ decline

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Was Thomas Kuhn Evil?

Sat, 23 Mar 2019 19:00:00 GMT

Filmmaker Errol Morris, once Kuhn’s grad student, accuses him of being a bad philosopher and bad person.

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Asteroid's Bumpiness Threatens U.S. Plan to Return a Sample to Earth

Wed, 20 Mar 2019 12:00:00 GMT

NASA mission finds asteroid Bennu littered with big boulders and spraying out particles

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Daylight Brings Toxic Beetles Together for Safety

Sat, 23 Mar 2019 02:18:00 GMT

During daylight hours, hundreds of bombardier beetles of multiple species will congregate together to more effectively ward off any predators not afraid of a lone beetle's toxic spray.

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Researchers Write about Brain-Machine Interfaces, How Eels Shock, and What Shark Bites Have to Do with Rebuilding Broken Bodies 

Tue, 19 Mar 2019 13:00:00 GMT



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2.1-Billion-Year-Old Tracks May Be Giant Ancient "Slime Molds" [Video]

Sat, 23 Mar 2019 13:00:00 GMT

Whatever made these structures lived 1.4 billion years before the first animals

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The Underappreciated Threat of Volcanic Tsunamis

Sun, 24 Mar 2019 16:00:00 GMT

Tsunamis caused by volcanoes are responsible for nearly a quarter of all deaths caused by eruptions, yet we have only now started to understand them.

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An Impossible Scenario: Scientists Watch as Heat Moves at the Speed of Sound

Fri, 22 Mar 2019 10:45:00 GMT

A rare phenomenon seen in just a handful of materials at forbidding temperatures has been detected within “warm” graphite—a finding that could aid future microelectronics

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The Science of Innovation

Tue, 19 Mar 2019 18:00:00 GMT

Lessons from the physics of complexity can help organizations achieve breakthroughs

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Tech's Brain Effect: It's Complicated

Tue, 26 Mar 2019 01:50:00 GMT

We don't yet know what the immersion in technology does to our brains, but one neuroscientist says the answer is likely to be that there's good, there's bad, and it's complex.

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Can Soil Microbes Slow Climate Change?

Tue, 26 Mar 2019 10:45:00 GMT

One scientist has tantalizing results, but others are not convinced

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