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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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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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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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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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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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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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Science and Sustainability May Clash on the Moon

Wed, 10 Jul 2019 10:45:00 GMT

Lunar ice could be a crucial resource for future explorers. It could also be an astrobiological treasure trove. Can it be used as both?

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Could the Recent California Earthquakes Set Off the San Andreas Fault?

Mon, 08 Jul 2019 19:45:00 GMT

It is theoretically possible, though there is no known connection between the fault systems

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Viking History Is Melting Away in Greenland

Thu, 11 Jul 2019 13:00:00 GMT

Climate change is already rotting archaeological sites in the Arctic, and Norse Viking-era settlements are at high risk

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Come One, Come All: Building a Moon Village

Wed, 10 Jul 2019 14:00:00 GMT

Humanity first went to the moon to make a point. Now it’s time to overcome rivalries and pitch in together

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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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Celebrating the Engineers behind the First Moon Landing

Fri, 12 Jul 2019 11:00:00 GMT

My  father was one of those who worked feverishly behind the scenes 50 years ago to get astronauts safely to the moon and back

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What to Expect from India's Second Moon Mission

Fri, 12 Jul 2019 10:45:00 GMT

The Chandrayaan-2 orbiter, lander and rover will seek out water ice and other potentially valuable resources near the lunar south pole

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The Simplest and Most Successful Experiment Onboard Apollo 11

Thu, 11 Jul 2019 16:00:00 GMT

How the Lunar Laser Retroreflector, still operating 50 years later, ended up going to the moon

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Why Baseballs Are Flying in 2019

Tue, 09 Jul 2019 20:12:00 GMT

An analysis of the 2019 edition of the Major League baseball points to reasons why it's leaving ballparks at a record rate.

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The "Woodstock of Physics" Is Finally Living Up to Its Promise

Fri, 12 Jul 2019 16:00:00 GMT

A landmark meeting in 1987 promised that high-temperature superconductors would change the world. No one realized how long it would take

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Backpack Harvests Energy as You Walk

Thu, 11 Jul 2019 02:15:00 GMT

The pack produces a steady trickle of electricity from the swinging motion of your stuff. Christopher Intagliata reports. 

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Quirky Quantum Tunneling Observed

Tue, 09 Jul 2019 10:45:00 GMT

A new study finds observational evidence of Klein tunneling, a strange phenomenon that enables particles to pass through even the toughest barriers

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Rhinos and Their Gamekeepers Benefit from AI

Fri, 12 Jul 2019 00:12:00 GMT

Starting in 2017, an artificial intelligence monitoring system at the Welgevonden Game Reserve in South Africa has been helping to protect rhinos and their caretakers.  

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Can NASA Really Return People to the Moon by 2024?

Tue, 09 Jul 2019 14:17:00 GMT

Donald Trump wants U.S. astronauts back on the Moon. But his ambitious plan faces formidable political, financial and technical challenges

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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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Our Disabilities Have Made Us Better Scientists

Wed, 10 Jul 2019 11:00:00 GMT

But only because we have had access to health care, emotional support and institutional backing

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A New Twist on Artificial Muscles

Thu, 11 Jul 2019 19:00:00 GMT

Several designs could find uses in tiny robots and biomedical devices

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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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