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Exotic Matter Made in Space Could Boost the Hunt for Gravitational Waves

Fri, 19 Oct 2018 13:00:00 GMT

Off-world Bose–Einstein condensates might measure spacetime ripples better than any ground-based technique

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Health Care Let Neandertals "Punch above Their Weight"

Thu, 18 Oct 2018 03:30:00 GMT

By caring for their sick and injured, Neandertals were able to expand into more dangerous environments and pursue more deadly prey. Christopher Intagliata reports. 

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Measurement Shows the Electron's Stubborn Roundness

Thu, 18 Oct 2018 16:00:00 GMT

Once again, a major experiment reveals no deviations in the fundamental particle’s shape, complicating the search for new physics

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Scientists Are Learning the Power of Outreach

Fri, 19 Oct 2018 16:00:00 GMT

Progress in conveying science to the public needs to continue

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Planet Formation? It's a Drag

Thu, 18 Oct 2018 10:45:00 GMT

The way worlds form from dust may also explain other phenomena throughout the universe—and right here on Earth

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Science News Briefs from around the Globe

Sun, 21 Oct 2018 01:50:00 GMT

A few very brief reports about science and technology from around the globe, including one from Mongolia on horse dentistry.

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Wild Songbirds Can Pick Up New Tunes

Fri, 19 Oct 2018 01:45:00 GMT

Researchers taught two dozen wild sparrows new songs, by playing them the recordings of sparrows that live thousands of miles away. Jason G. Goldman reports.

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Making the Church Taller

Thu, 18 Oct 2018 16:00:00 GMT

We should not accept our notions of reality as given, but always make them better

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Saber-Toothed Cats May Have Roared Like Lions

Sat, 20 Oct 2018 12:00:00 GMT

Small throat bones from the prehistoric feline Smilodon suggest it used fearsome vocalizations to communicate  

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Oxygen-Rich Liquid Water May Exist on Mars

Mon, 22 Oct 2018 15:00:00 GMT

Brines suffused with the life-giving gas could offer hope for past and even present microbes on the Red Planet, according to a new study

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Scientists Double Down on Landing Sites for Sample-Collecting Mars Rover

Mon, 22 Oct 2018 10:45:00 GMT

NASA’s Mars 2020 mission could visit two locations where microbial life may once have thrived

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When Sex and Gender Collide

Mon, 22 Oct 2018 17:00:00 GMT

Studies of transgender kids are revealing fascinating insights about gender in the brain

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The Secret to Dinosaur Hip Shape

Sat, 20 Oct 2018 15:30:00 GMT

A new analysis asks whether eating plants or different ways of breathing influenced the shape of dinosaur hips

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Asocial Octopuses Become Cuddly on MDMA

Mon, 22 Oct 2018 17:00:00 GMT

Octopuses react to MDMA much like humans do. And not surprisingly, given their anatomy, the animals are excellent huggers. Annie Sneed reports.

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Magic Mushroom Drug Evolved to Mess with Insect Brains

Sat, 20 Oct 2018 18:00:00 GMT

For that matter, so did most natural recreational drugs

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Tinder for Cheetahs; and an Unusual Blindness

Wed, 17 Oct 2018 21:28:00 GMT

Scientific American Assistant News Editor Tanya Lewis and Collections Editor Andrea Gawrylewski host a new podcast that takes a deeper look at short articles from the Advances news section of the...

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All Systems Go for Second-Ever Mission to Enter Mercury's Orbit

Thu, 18 Oct 2018 13:00:00 GMT

European and Japanese double probe, BepiColombo, will take seven years to reach the solar system’s innermost planet

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Do the Golden State Warriors Have Hot Hands?

Thu, 18 Oct 2018 13:00:00 GMT

Scoring streaks have long fascinated sports professionals and researchers, yet they are not close to consensus on the right way to think about the issue

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Please Call Me Doctor

Mon, 22 Oct 2018 11:00:00 GMT

I have a PhD, which stands for Doctor of Philosophy

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Beyond XX and XY: The Extraordinary Complexity of Sex Determination

Mon, 22 Oct 2018 16:45:00 GMT

A host of factors figure into whether someone is female, male or somewhere in between

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Visualizing Specific Impacts of Climate Change Could Change Behavior

Fri, 19 Oct 2018 12:00:00 GMT

People asked to imagine how flooding or droughts would affect particular people or places were more likely to engage in environmentally friendly actions

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The American Economy Is Rigged

Mon, 22 Oct 2018 13:40:00 GMT

And what we can do about it

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Sex Redefined: The Idea of Two Sexes Is Overly Simplistic

Mon, 22 Oct 2018 19:30:00 GMT

Biologists now think there is a larger spectrum than just binary female and male

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Can Science Fiction Save the World?

Tue, 23 Oct 2018 11:00:00 GMT

James Gunn, the last surviving author of the genre’s Golden Age, believes it can help, anyway

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Scientists Create Artificial Wood That Is Water- and Fire-Resistant

Tue, 23 Oct 2018 10:45:00 GMT

The synthetic material is faster to make than natural wood

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