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The Moon Is Electric—Especially When It's Full loading...
The Moon Is Electric—Especially When It's Full
New measurements show what happens to the moon’s thin exosphere when the lunar orb slips into Earth’s protective magnetic bubble.
Dozens of Ice Volcanoes Discovered on Nearby Dwarf Planet loading...
Dozens of Ice Volcanoes Discovered on Nearby Dwarf Planet
New observations suggest that a lonely world in the asteroid belt has been erupting frozen lava for the past billion years.
Will Smart Robots Fight Our Wars and Take Our Jobs? Maybe. loading...
Will Smart Robots Fight Our Wars and Take Our Jobs? Maybe.
A rise in global nationalism combined with advances in technology signal trouble ahead, says the author of a new book. But there's hope.
New Type of Night Vision Found loading...
New Type of Night Vision Found
In a lab shrouded in darkness, scientists looking at mouse retinas discovered something eye-popping.
Watch a Mutant Plant Burst Into Action When Attacked loading...
Watch a Mutant Plant Burst Into Action When Attacked
Vivid new video shows the inner alarm bells that plants send out when they need to muster their defenses.
Why 'BPA Free' May Not Mean a Plastic Product Is Safe loading...
Why 'BPA Free' May Not Mean a Plastic Product Is Safe
Alternatives to the now infamous compound keep popping up. But researchers aren’t convinced they’re any better for us.
More Than 800 Egyptian Tombs Revealed in Ancient Burial Ground loading...
More Than 800 Egyptian Tombs Revealed in Ancient Burial Ground
Described for the first time, the 4,000-year-old rabbit's warren represents one of the largest groupings of Middle Kingdom burials.
Watch What Happens When Scavengers Find a Several-Ton Carcass loading...
Watch What Happens When Scavengers Find a Several-Ton Carcass
Huge animals play outsized roles in their ecosystems—even in death.
Here's What'll Happen When Plate Tectonics Grinds to a Halt loading...
Here's What'll Happen When Plate Tectonics Grinds to a Halt
A new study says we may only have another 1.45 billion years to enjoy the dynamic action of Earth’s geologic engine.
Elusive Elementary Particle Finally Caught Decaying—Get the Facts loading...
Elusive Elementary Particle Finally Caught Decaying—Get the Facts
Not seeing the Higgs boson break down like this would have been very bad for our understanding of how the universe works.
This Man Has Lived Off the Grid For 20 Years—Here's How loading...
This Man Has Lived Off the Grid For 20 Years—Here's How
“We want to be that average American icon that says, ‘You can do this.’”
The Surprising Way Drugs Become Useless Against Bacteria loading...
The Surprising Way Drugs Become Useless Against Bacteria
Life-threatening antibiotic resistance is spreading far and fast—thanks to a little-known evolutionary trick.

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