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This Scientist Chases Wildfires to Better Predict Fire Behavior

Mon, 12 Nov 2018 17:15:00 GMT

To know what a wildfire might do next, researchers need to know how an inferno interacts with the atmosphere

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The Science of Falling Walls

Thu, 08 Nov 2018 15:30:00 GMT

Berlin conference spotlights world-shaping science

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How Have Plants Shaped Human Societies?

Tue, 13 Nov 2018 12:00:00 GMT

We still know very little, but a new project called the Plant Humanities Initiative aims to change that

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Major Campaign Aims to Unravel Exactly What Is in Wildfire Smoke

Tue, 13 Nov 2018 18:15:00 GMT

Airplanes and a planned burn of forest area will help identify the thousands of chemicals in smoke plumes

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Holy Cow! Astronomers Agog at Mysterious New Supernova

Wed, 07 Nov 2018 13:00:00 GMT

An event known as "Cow" that has rocked astronomy since June likely offers a close look at the birth of a neutron star or black hole

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Proofs and Guarantees

Fri, 09 Nov 2018 14:00:00 GMT

We can prove things in math, but does that mean they’re true?

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How Cooperating Microbes Shaped Life on Earth

Wed, 07 Nov 2018 14:00:00 GMT

Microbial partnerships turn out to be more common and influential than scientists could have ever imagined

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Social Construct of Race Imposes Biology

Thu, 08 Nov 2018 04:19:00 GMT

Anthropologist Jennifer Raff argues that race is culturally created, but has biological consequences.

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"Ghost Gear" Haunts the Oceans in a Growing Threat

Wed, 07 Nov 2018 11:45:00 GMT

Tons of dumped nets and other fishing equipment are strangling animals and habitats

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Supermassive Black Holes Collide in Galactic Merger Grand Finales

Wed, 07 Nov 2018 19:30:00 GMT

Astronomers have observed new details of black-hole growth previously hidden by obscuring clouds of gas and dust

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Live from Berlin: Falling Walls Conference 2018

Fri, 09 Nov 2018 08:00:00 GMT

Which are the next walls to fall in science and society?

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Seeking the Truth When the Consensus Is against You

Fri, 09 Nov 2018 19:00:00 GMT

You should always listen to the experts—except when you shouldn’t

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Noam Chomsky Calls Trump and Republican Allies "Criminally Insane"

Sun, 11 Nov 2018 17:00:00 GMT

The great linguist and political critic remains hopeful that we can overcome global warming and other threats

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We Should Teach Media Literacy in Elementary School

Wed, 07 Nov 2018 17:00:00 GMT

Helping children distinguish fake from real news will give them a lifelong benefit

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Babies and Chimps Share a Laugh

Sun, 11 Nov 2018 04:10:00 GMT

Adult humans laugh primarily on the exhale, but human babies laugh on the inhale and the exhale—as do chimps. Christopher Intagliata reports.

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Singing Fish Reveal Underwater Battles in the Amazon

Fri, 09 Nov 2018 03:20:00 GMT

Researchers recorded piranha "honks" and catfish "screeches" in the Peruvian Amazon, which might illuminate fish activity in murky jungle waters. Christopher Intagliata reports.

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Science News Briefs from All over

Wed, 14 Nov 2018 02:15:00 GMT

A few very brief reports about international science and technology from Alaska to Indonesia, including one on offshore dairy farming from the Netherlands.

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Delicate Fossil Bird Reveals Prehistoric Plumage Patterns

Sat, 10 Nov 2018 20:00:00 GMT

A new analysis gives the fossil bird Confuciusornis an updated look.

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A Solar Storm Detonated U.S. Navy Mines During the Vietnam War

Wed, 14 Nov 2018 19:30:00 GMT

Inclement space weather caused dozens of the sea bombs to explode, recently declassified documents reveal

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A Frozen Super-Earth May Orbit Barnard's Star

Wed, 14 Nov 2018 18:00:00 GMT

At just six light years away, the candidate planet would be the second-closest world known beyond our solar system—and a prime target for future studies

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The Queen of the Fold-and-Cut Alphabet

Sat, 10 Nov 2018 14:00:00 GMT

Manchester mathematician Katie Steckles tells us about her favorite theorem and how she used it to help design a new font

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4 Laws That Could Stem the Rising Threat of Mass Shootings

Thu, 08 Nov 2018 19:35:00 GMT

Pro-gun advocates claim new laws will not make us safer. But here is evidence the right laws will do exactly that

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Armistice Day: November 11, 1918 to November 11, 2018

Sun, 11 Nov 2018 13:00:00 GMT

“The war to end all wars” that had to be renamed “The First World War” ended 100 years ago

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Why I Hire Scientists, and Why You Should, Too

Wed, 07 Nov 2018 12:00:00 GMT

They they add to your business, regardless of what industry you’re in

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Bats Beat Dolphins in the Battle over Who Has the Best Sonar

Mon, 12 Nov 2018 13:00:00 GMT

But the dolphins are no slouches either

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