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11,898 Solar Eclipses in 5,000 Years

Sat, 13 Jul 2019 13:00:00 GMT

Precisely when and where eclipses occur is a complicated business

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Why Two Moonships Were Better Than One

Sat, 20 Jul 2019 21:40:00 GMT

Engineer John Houbolt pushed for a smaller ship to land on the lunar surface while the command module stayed in orbit around the moon.

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Investigating the Zombie Ant's "Death Grip"

Thu, 18 Jul 2019 23:00:00 GMT

Researchers dissected the jaws of ants infected with the Ophiocordyceps fungus to determine how the fungus hijacks the ants' behavior. Christopher Intagliata reports. 

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A Strange Dinosaur's Unusual Strut

Sun, 14 Jul 2019 13:00:00 GMT

A newly named dinosaur balanced on one toe of each foot

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Controversial Telescope Set to Begin Construction in Hawaii

Tue, 16 Jul 2019 14:45:00 GMT

The Thirty Meter Telescope project has faced years of legal challenges over planned Mauna Kea site

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1,000 Years of Congruent Numbers

Sat, 13 Jul 2019 16:00:00 GMT

These integers have inspired one of the most important unsolved problems in mathematics

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To Fix the Reproducibility Crisis, Rethink How We Do Experiments

Thu, 18 Jul 2019 16:00:00 GMT

Scientists are taught to vary one factor at a time, but a so-called multifactorial approach could be more reliable

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Science Means Not Knowing

Fri, 19 Jul 2019 11:00:00 GMT

It’s an uncomfortable feeling, but it pushes us to seek a deeper understanding of the world around us

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Parallels and Perpendiculars in the Lives of Two Extraordinary Siblings

Sat, 20 Jul 2019 19:00:00 GMT

In her new book The Weil Conjectures, Karen Olsson ruminates on the trajectories of André and Simone Weil

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Q&A: Shuttle Astronaut Mike Massimino on the Legacy of Apollo 11

Fri, 19 Jul 2019 12:00:00 GMT

Neil Armstrong’s “one small step” shaped a generation of future explorers—and even the first tweet sent from space

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The World without the Moon

Sat, 20 Jul 2019 15:00:00 GMT

What if our natural satellite didn’t exist?

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When the Moon Was a Monster

Thu, 18 Jul 2019 13:00:00 GMT

Some 70 years before the Apollo 11 landing, a malevolent natural satellite first landed on the big screen

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Striped Maples Can Change Sex Repeatedly

Sun, 14 Jul 2019 19:00:00 GMT

Unassuming tree has unusual sex life

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Who Should Pay for "Moon Shots"?

Tue, 16 Jul 2019 04:00:00 GMT

The federal government must step up funding of science and technology R&D

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How Poetry Can Help Communicate Science

Fri, 19 Jul 2019 16:00:00 GMT

It can break down the barriers that separate experts from the rest of us

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Joseph Lange's Campaign Against HIV

Wed, 17 Jul 2019 21:05:00 GMT

Seema Yasmin, director of research and education at the Stanford Health Communication Initiative, talks about her book The Impatient Dr. Lange: One Man’s Fight to End the Global HIV Epidemic....

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Anorexia May Be Linked to Metabolism, a Genetic Analysis Suggests

Mon, 15 Jul 2019 18:15:00 GMT

A large, correlation-based study identifies eight genome regions associated with the eating disorder

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Did Life Sign the Guest Book on Mars?

Thu, 18 Jul 2019 11:00:00 GMT

The coating known as “varnish” that covers rocks in the American Southwest could offer important clues

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Ancient Mongolian Nests Show Dinosaurs Protected Their Eggs

Tue, 16 Jul 2019 18:15:00 GMT

The fossils provide the first clear example of group nesting activities in dinosaurs

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The 50th Anniversary of Apollo 11

Tue, 16 Jul 2019 15:30:00 GMT

Celebrating the past and future of humans on the moon

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Tobacco Plants Made to Produce Useful Compounds

Mon, 15 Jul 2019 20:09:00 GMT

A proof-of-concept study got transgenic tobacco plants to make a useful enzyme in their chloroplasts, not nuclei, minimizing chances for transfer to other organisms.

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Silica Blankets Could Make Mars Habitable

Mon, 15 Jul 2019 20:30:00 GMT

Thin layers of lightweight aerogel might be the main ingredient for making regions of the Red Planet more Earth-like

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Why the 50th Anniversary of Apollo 11 Is So Special to Me

Mon, 15 Jul 2019 11:00:00 GMT

My dad worked for NASA, recruited John Glenn and knew Neil Armstrong

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One Small Scoop, One Giant Impact for Mankind

Fri, 19 Jul 2019 23:16:00 GMT

Just before Neil Armstrong climbed back into the lunar module, he scooped up a few last-minute soil samples--which upturned our understanding of planetary formation. Christopher Intagliata reports.

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Sloths Climb a New Evolutionary Tree

Sat, 13 Jul 2019 19:00:00 GMT

Analysis of ancient genes changes what researchers expected about giant sloth evolution

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