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The future of the Air Force is fighter pilots leading drone swarms into battle

Military Cheap, unmanned wingmen could add punch and protection to fighter formations. A relatively inexpensive unmanned drone could change how the air force f...

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Recycled Falcon 9 rocket survives one of SpaceX's most challenging landings yet

Space Challenge accepted. Today's rocket booster came down hard, but otherwise it was a successful landing...

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Recycled Falcon 9 rocket survives one of SpaceX's most challenging landing yet

Space Challenge accepted. Today's rocket booster came down hard, but otherwise it was a successful landing...

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Why Morse code is actually a really weird way to communicate

Entertainment An excerpt from Your Brain is a Time Machine. Why is time so important to Morse code? Read on...

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Don’t get too hyped about 'Planet 10' just yet

Space Another day, another hypothetical object on the outskirts of the solar system. Something weird is going on out there, but scientists can't say for...

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Finding NASA's Curiosity rover, art-attacking microbes, and other amazing images of the week

Science Newsworthy eye candy Our favorite images from this week in science, health, and environmental news. Read on...

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These bamboo bed sheets reach new levels of softness

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How to beach-proof your phone

DIY Protect it from sun, sand, and seawater. Heat, sand, and water can destroy electronics. But that doesn't mean you have to leave your phone home when...

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A border wall made of solar panels wouldn't actually be good for the environment

Environment Is this a bright idea? In recent statements, President Trump has suggested the border wall will be solar. We dig into what that might look like...

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As drought looms, could this team of scientists prove cloud seeding works?

Technology The Mod Squad. With drought parching the West, seeding clouds for snow is more important than ever. Read on...

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This glass frog wears its heart for all to see

A newly discovered glass frog species has skin so clear that it reveals most of the animal’s internal organs, including the heart...

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Some clouds are full of little lollipop-shaped ice crystals

From Our Blogs: Nexus Media News They've got scientists looking at clouds in a whole new way. Researchers discovered lollipop-shaped crystals a...

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To ease lower back pain, yoga might be just as good as physical therapy

Health And a heck of a lot cheaper. Gentle yoga might be able to ease chronic lower back pain just as well as physical therapy...

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Flight demands may have steered the evolution of bird egg shape

An analysis of nearly 50,000 bird eggs finds a link between a species’ egg shape and flight ability...

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Scientists spy on the secret inner life of bacteria

New images reveal the inner workings of bacteria...

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Birds' ability to fly could determine the shape of their eggs

Animals Not all eggs are created equal. A recent study has found that birds that can fly have more elliptical and asymmetric eggs. Read on...

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#PopSciLovesNature and so do you

Environment We asked you to show us your best nature photos, and you delivered! Here are some of our faves. Beautiful nature photos taken by you, our dear read...

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The lone star tick can make you allergic to meat, and that’s not even the worst of it

Health The tick's territory is spreading. As if ticks weren't horrifying enough already, now they can give you allergies—or worse. Read o...

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Optimize your WiFi network with NetSpot

Sponsored Post Fix dead zones and save 72 percent off this top-rated app. Optimize your WiFi network with NetSpot. Fix dead zones and save 72 percent off this...

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You're probably not allergic to penicillin anymore

Health Reactions to the antibiotic can fade over time. Although penicillin allergies can resolve over time, many medical professionals do not know this, and fe...

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You might not be allergic to penicillin anymore

Health Reactions to the antibiotic can fade over time. Although penicillin allergies can resolve over time, many medical professionals do not know this, and fe...

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A hotter planet might make hurricanes more destructive

Environment Here's how. In a warmer world, tropical cyclones may go from bad to worse. Read on...

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In a Montana town, a record-breaking 103-degree swing in 24 hours

Environment Loma's weather in January 1972 is a fascinating exemplar of sudden temperature spikes and drops. In many parts of the U.S., it’s not uncom...

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Famous Shriveled Toe Returned to Yukon Bar

The key ingredient in the Sourtoe Cocktail, the dried-out digit was mailed back on Thursday...

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When should babies sleep in their own rooms?

A new study offers support to sleep-starved parents by suggesting that babies age 6 months and older sleep longer when in their own bedroom...

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Anatomy of a wildfire

Environment The 2011 Las Conchas wildfire was big even before it blew up on June 27. The 2011 Las Conchas wildfire was big even before it blew up on June 27...

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How a wildfire kicked up a 45,000-foot column of flames

Environment In 2011, a New Mexico wildfire went from normal to nuclear. Three local scientists set out to learn why. In 2011, a New Mexico wildfire went from n...

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What is sickle cell disease?

Health The disease that primarily affects African Americans in the United States still has no cure. Sickle cell disease afflicts millions of people worldwide;...

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NASA's Curiosity Mars rover looks so small and alone in this amazing new photo

Space Just a pale blue dot. NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter caught Curiosity hard at work...

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Bones make hormones that communicate with the brain and other organs

Bones send out hormone signals that chat with other parts of the body, studies in mice show. What influence these hormones have in people, though, remain a mystery...

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The Curiosity rover and other spacecraft are learning to think for themselves

Space Autonomous science-bots will make it easier to explore our solar system … and beyond. Smarter spacecraft can help us explore more efficiently. Read on...

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Why go to Mars when you can telecommute there instead?

Space Skyping with Mars. Video calls with Mars? Read on...

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Protein in Parkinson’s provokes the immune system

The immune system recognizes parts of a protein linked to Parkinson’s disease as foreign, triggering an autoimmune response...

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Sing along with this Bluetooth shower speaker and save 80 percent off MSRP

Sponsored Post Get the best possible backup to your amazing/terrible vocals. Bluetooth shower speaker and save 80 percent off MSRP. Get the best possible backu...

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Climate change will make your coffee cost more and taste worse

Environment Over half of Ethiopia’s crop is in peril, and the same goes for other coffee-producing countries. It's hard to notice gradually warmer win...

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Genetically engineered fungus knocks out deadly mosquitoes using scorpion toxins

Health A single spore can do what insecticides can't. University of Maryland researchers developed a fungus genetically engineered to attack mosquitoes...

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The world’s art is under attack—by microbes

Science Bacteria and fungi are a menace to paintings, sculptures, and ancient artifacts. Cultural relics can be damaged by hordes of tiny invaders: bacteria, f...

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A baby’s DNA may kick off mom’s preeclampsia

A large genetic analysis points to a protein made by the fetus that may trigger preeclampsia in the mom...

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This river ecosystem hinges on thousands of drowned, rotting wildebeest

Animals It's the circle of life. In a classic circle of life situation, it turns out this river relies on an annual influx of dead wildebeest to keep ev...

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