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Rising CO2 Pushes Plants to Drink Sparingly

Sat, 16 Sep 2017 19:25:00 GMT

As carbon dioxide levels rise, plants are sipping water more efficiently—which could come in handy in a drier future. Christopher Intagliata reports.

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Tracking Wildlife, Looking for ETs and Other New Science Books

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 13:00:00 GMT

Book recommendations from the editors of Scientific American

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Warming Puts Squeeze on Ancient Trees

Mon, 18 Sep 2017 03:30:00 GMT

As temperatures rise, the tree line moves upslope. But ancient bristlecone pines are losing that upslope race to faster-colonizing neighbors. Christopher Intagliata reports.

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How to Predict a Hostile Alien Invasion

Sun, 17 Sep 2017 16:00:00 GMT

It's hardly the most pressing concern for Earth, but there might be a way to forewarn ourselves

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This Is Why Science Loves Twins

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 11:30:00 GMT

They help with tough issues like facial recognition technology and nature vs nurture

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Seeing the Unseen: New, Low-Cost Technique Tracks Objects Hidden by Fog

Mon, 18 Sep 2017 12:30:00 GMT

A new, low-cost technique could reveal objects shrouded in mist or dust

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The Neutrino Puzzle

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 13:15:00 GMT

The largest experiment ever to probe these mysterious particles could point the way to new physics

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The Unfortunate Fallout of Campus Postmodernism

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 13:00:00 GMT

The roots of the current campus madness

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Older Parents May Both Pass Down More New Mutations

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 17:00:00 GMT

Aging fathers transmit more, but new findings shed light on mothers’ contributions

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Why One Med School Embraces DACA Students

Mon, 18 Sep 2017 11:30:00 GMT

The president of the Class of 2020 explains that their inclusion is part of an overarching mission to foster a community that represents all of America

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What the World Needs Now Is Science

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 13:00:00 GMT



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Why Vending Machines are Not Bodegas

Sat, 16 Sep 2017 17:30:00 GMT

Technology should be bringing communities together, not creating further divisions. 

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The Joy of Sexagesimal Floating-Point Arithmetic

Sat, 16 Sep 2017 19:00:00 GMT

One eighth equals seven and thirty in this strange base 60 world

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Keep Sharp, Metatherians

Sat, 16 Sep 2017 13:00:00 GMT

A cat-size mammal is an unusual find for its time

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Pair of Deadly Mexico Quakes Puzzles Scientists

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 13:30:00 GMT

Latest big tremor could be linked to major earthquake earlier this month

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Paleo Profile: The Strange, Defenseless Snout

Sun, 17 Sep 2017 19:00:00 GMT

Paleontologists name a new dwarf, toothless dolphin

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Cassini's End Marks New Beginning for Exploration of Saturn

Mon, 18 Sep 2017 18:30:00 GMT

NASA is now considering multiple proposals for a return to the ringed planet

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Mathematicians Measure Infinities, and Find They're Equal

Sat, 16 Sep 2017 11:00:00 GMT

Proof rests on a surprising link between infinity size and the complexity of mathematical theories

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After Cassini's End at Saturn, Outer Planets Exploration Shifts to Jupiter

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 11:30:00 GMT

NASA and the European Space Agency may soon launch new missions to the solar system’s largest planet

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Great Lakes Defenders Have a Shocking Idea to Stave Off Invasive Carp

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 11:00:00 GMT

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has proposed electric and sound barriers to repel Asian carp approaching Lake Michigan 

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Springtime Now Arrives Earlier for Birds

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 00:27:00 GMT

A trove of scientific notes from the early 1900s suggests a warming climate is driving birds to migrate earlier to New York’s Mohonk Preserve. Julia Rosen reports.

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Astronomers Discover Pitch-Black Exoplanet

Mon, 18 Sep 2017 19:00:00 GMT

The hellish world WASP-12b is darker than fresh asphalt in visible light, but glows red-hot in infrared

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Dermatologists Find That Memorable Movie Villains Are Distinguished by Facial Skin Conditions

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 12:30:00 GMT

Not every movie villain has terrible skin, but it helps

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A CDC for Africa

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 12:30:00 GMT

But the body modeled after the U.S. agency needs funding

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Blind Cave Fish Beat Back Diabetes Symptoms That Would Kill People

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 10:45:00 GMT

The Mexican fish may have evolved strategies that could help humans survive an epidemic disease

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