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2015/04/01 02:28
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This story was updated on March 31 at 1:01 p.m. ET. A drone that mimics the way birds fold and flap their wings could improve the design of future unmanned autonomous vehicles, and could even help...
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2015/03/30 20:18
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Antarctica's floating ice collar is quickly disappearing in the west, a new study reports. In the Bellingshausen and Amundsen seas — two of West Antarctica's melting hotspots — some ice shelves lost...
2015/03/26 17:18
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A fingernail-size frog that can morph its skin texture from spiny to smooth in just minutes is the first shape-shifting amphibian ever found, according to a new report. The tiny "mutable rain frog"...
2015/03/26 16:34
2015/03/26 16:34
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Repeated use of some antibiotics could increase a person’s risk of developing type 2 diabetes, according to research published online Tuesday in the European Journal of Endocrinology. In the study,...
2015/03/25 00:16
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... There's gold in them thar ... wastewater treatment plants? Yes, researchers think that human waste contains enough gold and other valuable metals to make a mining operation pay off, reports...
2015/03/24 12:35
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Spring gets 30 seconds shorter every year, because the Earth’s wobbling Make the most of that spring sunshine while you can, because the season’s getting shorter every year. According to a report by...
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2015/03/23 22:16
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Study reveals that protruding features make infants more adorable. Photo / 123RF Children whose ears stick out may be self-conscious. But a new study shows that while large ears may catch the eye,...
2015/03/23 19:18
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A fish that uses water as a sort of tongue to feed on land could shed light on how animals with backbones first invaded land, researchers say. One of the most pivotal moments in evolution occurred...
2015/03/22 13:34
2015/03/22 13:34
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I know it's only March, and I know that a certain jolly old elf doesn't really exist (sorry, kids), but still: Dear Santa, please bring me a 3-D printer for the holidays -- because the tech just keeps...
2015/03/21 19:18
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Australian Antarctic DivisionThe Totten Glacier catchment basin (blue outline) is three-quarters the size of Texas and holds the ice and snow that flows through the glacier. A glacier the size of...
2015/03/20 01:16
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... Archaeologists in Israel say they've discovered something along the lines of an open-air butcher shop, and the tools there prove that these ancient butchers worked on big game. That proof? The axes...
2015/03/19 20:19
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When they aren't digging up ancient graves or unearthing the body parts of early human ancestors, archaeologists are combing the Earth for clues about how the people who came before us lived, worked,...
2015/03/19 17:35
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One mother’s hug seemingly brought her child back to life in 2010. When Australian Kate Ogg gave birth to twins 27 weeks early, one of them, Jamie, died during his birth, "The Today Show" reported....
2015/03/19 07:27
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Nobody likes ingrown toenails, and when you get one, your instinct may be to clip off the offending bit. But new research shows that might be exactly the wrong thing to do —it won't necessarily stop...
2015/03/18 07:29
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Older adults who drink diet soda may experience greater increases in their waist size over a decade than those who do not drink diet soda, according to a new study. Researchers found that the average...
2015/03/17 21:19
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A century ago this year, a young Swiss physicist, who had already revolutionized physics with discoveries about the relationship between space and time, developed a radical new understanding of...
2015/03/16 18:18
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The remains of a baby woolly rhino that roamed the Earth at least 10,000 years ago have been discovered in a frozen riverbank in Siberia, researchers said. The rhino calf, nicknamed "Sasha" after the...
2015/03/12 23:18
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Iron vapor from cosmic impacts during the early days of Earth could have triggered "metal rain" to fall on the newborn planet, researchers say. This new finding could help solve mysteries concerning...
2015/03/12 19:17
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... With another doctor administering anesthetic and a nurse on hand to keep an eye on heart rates, the attending surgeon in a hospital in Scotland recently pulled off two complicated operations in the...
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2015/03/11 22:18
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The brain's "pain sensor" has been found, researchers say. When you step on a thumbtack or hit your funny bone, this is the part of your brain that lights up. Researchers conducted imaging scans of...
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