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The Best of the Quantum Shorts Film Festival

Wed, 17 Apr 2019 19:00:00 GMT

And the winner is … a tale about a parallel universe-hopping psychopath

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'Oumuamua-Like Objects Might Supercharge Planet Formation

Wed, 17 Apr 2019 10:45:00 GMT

Showers of interstellar debris could speed up the assembly of worlds around young stars

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Where Are the Black Women in STEM Leadership?

Tue, 23 Apr 2019 16:00:00 GMT

By training diverse women in science and tech to become leaders, the whole ecosystem benefits

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What Chickens Can Teach Hearing Researchers

Thu, 18 Apr 2019 01:09:00 GMT

At an event honoring Nobel and Kavli Prize winners, neuroscientists James Hudspeth and Robert Fettiplace talked about the physiology of hearing and the possibility of restoring hearing loss.  

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To Find Earth-Threatening Comets and Asteroids, Think Small

Wed, 17 Apr 2019 16:00:00 GMT

A constellation of tiny satellites carrying detectors that use synthetic tracking could improve our searches

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Part-Revived Pig Brains Raise Slew of Ethical Quandaries

Wed, 17 Apr 2019 17:45:00 GMT

Researchers need guidance on animal use and the many issues opened up by a new study on whole-brain restoration, argue Nita A. Farahany, Henry T. Greely and Charles M. Giattino

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SpaceX Crew Dragon Capsule Explodes During Engine Test

Mon, 22 Apr 2019 17:45:00 GMT

The accident is likely to significantly delay the company’s plans for crewed launches

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Kangaroo Rats Channel Jackie Chan to Evade Rattlesnakes [Video]

Sat, 20 Apr 2019 13:00:00 GMT

First ever high-speed video of interaction contains big surprises

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A Genetic Risk Score Tries to Predict Whether a Child Will Become Obese

Thu, 18 Apr 2019 17:00:00 GMT

A still-controversial test could be administered to toddlers to gauge their chances

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How Old Are Saturn's Rings? The Debate Rages On

Thu, 18 Apr 2019 12:00:00 GMT

Pinning down the ring system’s age has profound implications for the entire Saturnian system

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Gluten-Free Restaurant Foods Are Often Mislabeled

Thu, 18 Apr 2019 23:20:00 GMT

One in three gluten-free dishes tested at restaurants contained gluten—especially GF pizzas and pastas. Christopher Intagliata reports.

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Scientists Uncover California's Hidden Earthquakes

Thu, 18 Apr 2019 18:00:00 GMT

Nearly two million tiny tremors could help explain the inner workings of key faults

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Hyena Society Stability Has Last Laugh

Fri, 19 Apr 2019 23:10:00 GMT

Female hyenas keep their clans in line by virtue of their complex social networks. Jason G. Goldman reports. 

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Did a Meteor from Another Star Strike Earth in 2014?

Tue, 23 Apr 2019 10:45:00 GMT

Questionable data clouds the potential discovery of the first known interstellar fireball

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A Tree and Its People in a Warming Landscape

Mon, 22 Apr 2019 20:28:00 GMT

Conservation scientist Lauren Oakes discusses her book about Alaska ecology and sociology, In Search of the Canary Tree: The Story of a Scientist, a Cypress, and a Changing World.

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How Do I Know If My Tap Water Is Safe?

Thu, 18 Apr 2019 19:00:00 GMT

Everyday Einstein explains what contaminates our water, how it gets there, and what we can do to test it

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When Lab Experiments Carry Theological Implications

Mon, 22 Apr 2019 11:00:00 GMT

Efforts to create new life-forms—and new universes—will raise profound questions

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How Long Do Neutrons Live? Physicists Close In on Decades-Old Puzzle

Tue, 16 Apr 2019 19:30:00 GMT

Researchers are narrowing down their measurements of how long the subatomic particle survives on its own

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What Is the Point of a Period?

Thu, 18 Apr 2019 13:00:00 GMT

Age-old taboos against menstruation have led to a lack of research on how women's cycles work, with serious consequences for their health

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Stanford Clears Three Faculty Members of "CRISPR Babies" Involvement

Wed, 17 Apr 2019 15:15:00 GMT

A review concluded that the scientists did not take part in a Chinese researcher’s experiment to edit the genomes of twin human embryos

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We Need a Space Resources Institute

Fri, 19 Apr 2019 11:00:00 GMT

The moon and other bodies will ultimately be exploited; it’s crucial to do so in a thoughtful and organized way

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Watch Now: Einstein's Scientific Revolution and the Limits of Quantum Theory

Wed, 17 Apr 2019 18:00:00 GMT

Cosmologist Lee Smolin says that at certain key points, the scientific worldview is based on fallacious reasoning

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Making Sense of Quantum Mechanics

Sat, 20 Apr 2019 16:00:00 GMT

Philosopher David Albert thinks there might be a “clear and straightforward” way of thinking about quantum phenomena

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4/20 Traffic Accidents Claim Curbed

Sat, 20 Apr 2019 16:37:00 GMT

A deeper data dive calls into question a 2018 study that found a spike in fatal traffic accidents apparently related to marijuana consumption on this date.  

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Why Are Girls Getting Their Periods So Young?

Thu, 18 Apr 2019 13:15:00 GMT

Female puberty is starting earlier and earlier, with worrying consequences for women’s health

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