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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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Google to stop scanning Gmail for ad targeting

Google said Friday it would stop scanning the contents of Gmail users' inboxes for ad targeting, moving to end a practice that has fueled privacy concerns since t...

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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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Dutch invent phone app to stop kids texting on bikes

In the bike-mad Netherlands, the national phone company is developing a smart way to stop kids texting while cycling -- a growing cause of teenage accidents...

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Facebook launches plan to combat online extremism

U.S. social media giant Facebook launched a campaign in Britain on Friday to counter the spread of online extremism following warnings from Prime Minister Theresa May after fo...

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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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Live Asian carp discovered near Lake Michigan

A live Asian carp has been discovered in a Chicago waterway about nine miles from Lake Michigan -- well beyond an electric barrier network designed to prevent the invasive fis...

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These bamboo bed sheets reach new levels of softness

Sponsored Post Save 40 percent off a luxurious set of natural yarns that stay soft and wrinkle-free. 40 percent off bamboo bedsheets. Read on...

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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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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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Is Tesla getting into the streaming music business?

Electric carmaker Tesla said Thursday it was considering ways to enter music streaming amid a report it may launch a unique new service...

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Solar eclipse in August raising worries about Ontario's power grid

Operators of Ontario’s power grid are bracing for a sharp drop in electricity generated by solar panels during a summer solar eclipse coming Aug. 21, CTV News has learned...

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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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Total solar eclipse casts spotlight on rural Oregon town

Just before sunrise, there's typically nothing atop Round Butte but the whistle of the wind and a panoramic view of Oregon's second-highest peak glow...

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Japan zoo reveals gender of star panda

The baby panda, who has become an overnight celebrity in Japan, is a girl. Tokyo's Ueno Zoo said Friday the panda, born June 12, was ruled a female by examining e...

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Japan zoo releases gender of star panda

The baby panda, who has become an overnight celebrity in Japan, is a girl. Tokyo's Ueno Zoo said Friday the panda, born June 12, was ruled a female by examining e...

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China tightens online video controls, scaring investors

Three popular Chinese internet services have been ordered to stop streaming video after censors complained it contained improper comments on sensitive issues. The move prompte...

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Trump's bright idea: a solar wall at the U.S.-Mexico border

U.S. President Donald Trump wants to add solar panels to his long-promised southern border wall -- a plan he says would help pay for the wall's construction and a...

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Intercept attempt fails in missile defence test off Hawaii

The U.S. Missile Defence Agency said it failed to intercept a ballistic missile during a test off Hawaii...

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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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Gaps in tidal power addressed in federal project

Ottawa has announced $1 million to help address challenges in harnessing the crushing tides of the Bay of Fundy and beyond to create renewable energy...

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U.S. officials to lift Yellowstone grizzly bear protections

U.S. government officials say grizzly bears in Yellowstone National Park region are no longer threatened, and that they will lift protections that have been in place for more...

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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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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 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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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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10-year-old invents device to save children trapped in hot cars

A Texas boy who was heartbroken to hear of a neighbour’s child who died in an overheated minivan, is hopeful that a device he invented could one day help prevent other such...

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Total solar eclipse an 'unprecedented' excuse to visit U.S.: expert

Most Canadians will see the moon partially block the sun in August, but amateur astronomers are encouraged to head to the U.S. to see the total eclipse for themselves...

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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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The Source revamps stores to avoid becoming 'walking dead' in tech retail

The Source is staging a transformation to turn its stores into electronics playgrounds in an effort to boost sales as the consumer technology industry faces pressure on multip...

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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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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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World population to hit 9.8 billion by 2050: UN

A new UN report forecasts that the current world population of 7.6 billion will reach 9.8 billion in 2050 and 11.2 billion in 2100...

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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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3,000 indigenous lands in Canada added to Google Maps

Google has added 3,000 Canadian indigenous reserves and settlement lands to Google Maps and Google Earth platforms...

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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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Egypt watchdog says authorities now blocking 101 websites

An Egyptian watchdog says authorities are widening their internet censorship and are now blocking 101 websites, including some that provide software that allows users to bypas...

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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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