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Why Looking for Aliens Is Good for Society (Even If There Aren't Any)

Fri, 28 Jul 2017 07:37:00 EDT

The search for life elsewhere in the universe is one of the most compelling aspects of modern science.(image)

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Why a 2,500-Year-Old Hebrew Poem Still Matters

Fri, 28 Jul 2017 07:12:00 EDT

Psalm 137 – best known for its opening line, 'By the Rivers of Babylon' – is a 2,500-year-old Hebrew psalm that deals with the Jewish exile -remembered each year on Tisha B'av.(image)

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Swarms of CICADA Drones Could Aid Hurricane Research

Fri, 28 Jul 2017 06:53:00 EDT

U.S. Navy researchers are developing a tiny, gliding drone called CICADA, which could be dropped from airplanes to gather data from hurricanes.(image)

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The Evil Eye: A Closer Look

Thu, 27 Jul 2017 11:35:00 EDT

The evil eye is a specific type of magical curse. It is believed to cause harm, illness and even death.(image)

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Empirical Evidence: A Definition

Thu, 27 Jul 2017 11:28:00 EDT

Empirical evidence is information that is acquired by observation or experimentation.(image)

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Orca Calf Dies at SeaWorld: Why Killer Whales Get Sick in Captivity

Thu, 27 Jul 2017 06:15:00 EDT

Dozens of killer whales have died in captivity, including the 3-month-old orca named Kyara that just died at SeaWorld. So why do these marine mammals seem to fare so poorly?(image)

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Does Moderate Drinking Lower Your Risk of Diabetes?

Thu, 27 Jul 2017 06:09:00 EDT

Is alcohol good for your health or bad? With no shortage of contradictory findings, it's understandable if you're left feeling like you've had a little too much to drink.(image)

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The 2017 Solar Eclipse May Prove the Sun Is Bigger Than We Think

Thu, 27 Jul 2017 05:30:00 EDT

A growing number of researchers think that the sun is actually larger than commonly thought.(image)

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Moving Nose to Tail, Shrew 'Conga Line' Shimmies Online

Thu, 27 Jul 2017 04:52:00 EDT

A creepy, crawly video of tiny critters holding each other's tails and scurrying across the ground like a furry centipede has captured the internet's attention.(image)

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3,500-Year-Old 'Lunch Box' with Traces of Grain Found in Swiss Alps

Thu, 27 Jul 2017 03:54:00 EDT

Archaeologists found a lost lunch box near the top of a mountain in the Swiss Alps. They were even able to identify its 3,500-year-old contents.(image)

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Why We Need to Stop Talking About Work-Life Balance As a 'Female' Struggle

Thu, 27 Jul 2017 01:11:00 EDT

Men and women struggle similarly to balance work and family, meaning that "having it all" is not solely a female struggle.(image)

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Newfound Dino Looks Like the Creepy Love Child of a Turkey and an Ostrich

Thu, 27 Jul 2017 11:30:00 EDT

A farmer has discovered the remains of a dinosaur that could have passed for the ostrich-like cassowary in its day, sporting the flightless bird's head crest and long thunder thighs, indicating it could run quickly, just like its modern-day lookalike.(image)

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Would You Drink This Mummified-Toe Cocktail?

Thu, 27 Jul 2017 10:10:00 EDT

The notorious "Sourtoe Cocktail" — a shot of alcohol containing a dehydrated human toe — is a bizarre tradition at the Downtown Hotel's Sourdough Saloon, in Dawson City, Yukon Territory.(image)

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Cyclone 'Licks' Portugal Coast in Gorgeous Space Image

Thu, 27 Jul 2017 09:22:00 EDT

A curling tongue of clouds reaches out to taste the Iberian Peninsula in a new satellite image.(image)

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That's a Woman's Job: How Do Certain Careers Acquire a Gender?

Thu, 27 Jul 2017 07:36:00 EDT

Why do we consider some occupations 'male' and other 'female'? New research sheds some light on how giving jobs genders hurts everyone, men included.(image)

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World's Smallest Satellites Launched into Orbit

Thu, 27 Jul 2017 07:31:00 EDT

The $100 million Breakthrough Starshot initiative has achieved what might prove to be a "Sputnik moment" in successfully lofting its first spacecraft — the smallest ever launched and operated in orbit.(image)

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400-Year-Old Physics Mystery Is Cracked

Thu, 27 Jul 2017 07:29:00 EDT

The mystery of Prince Rupert's drops, which are tadpole-shaped glass confections that can resist a hammer blow to the head but also shatter with slightest pressure on the tail, has finally been solved.(image)

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Next Stop, Westeros! Google Earth Posts 33 'Game of Thrones' Sites

Thu, 27 Jul 2017 07:17:00 EDT

The fantastical "Game of Thrones" world is now on Google Earth, with 33 locations — including medieval castles, maze-like gardens and rocky ports — showing exactly where key scenes were filmed.(image)

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