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Pluto’s Moons Dance to a Random Beat

June 3, 2015 - 11:00am
Analysis of Hubble images reveals chaotic rotation of dwarf planet’s satellites.
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Will the Rise of The Robots Implode the World Economy?

June 3, 2015 - 10:00am
On the other hand, they can land planes, write news stories, and emotional robots may be your very best friend or your loyal pet.
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Chimps Can't Cook, But Maybe They'd Like To

June 2, 2015 - 5:01pm
New research shows that our closest evolutionary relatives have all of the cognitive capacities required for cooking—except an understanding of how to control fire.
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"Extinct" Amphibians Rediscovered After Nearly Half a Century

June 2, 2015 - 1:30pm
Two species of amphibians thought lost to science have been found again in the mountain forests of the Philippines.
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Why Did Lion Kill Tourist in South Africa?

June 2, 2015 - 12:09pm
The lioness was doing what it evolved to do best—being a top predator, a scientist says.
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Video: Learning to Ride the Hoverboard Was a Balancing Act

June 2, 2015 - 10:41am
I didn’t plan to ride, but partly to show my teenagers what they missed, I hovered on the Hendo.
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Elon Musk’s Hyperloop to Break Ground: 5 Things to Know

June 2, 2015 - 7:53am
Sonic tubular travel might sound like geeky sci-fi, but a company plans to break ground next year on a five-mile California project.
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Why Did Swordfish Stab a Fisherman in Hawaii?

June 1, 2015 - 2:46pm
The fish may have been trying to defend itself when it struck the man in a Hawaiian boat harbor.
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What's a Ghost Moose? How Ticks Are Killing an Iconic Animal

June 1, 2015 - 12:07pm
As New England winters get warmer and shorter, ticks are driving a worrisome decline in a species that's crucial to the region's economy.
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Solar Plane Aborts Dangerous 'Earhart Leg' of Epic Flight

June 1, 2015 - 11:17am
The plane known as Solar Impulse turned around while flying what was supposed to be a six-day non-stop trip from China to Hawaii.
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Why This Hurricane Season May Be Quiet for Atlantic Ocean

June 1, 2015 - 10:45am
An El Niño and cooler waters in the Atlantic could be harbingers of a slow season for tropical storms.
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Rare Fish Performs "Virgin Births"—First Known in The Wild

June 1, 2015 - 10:00am
The endangered smalltooth sawfish, found in the Atlantic Ocean, can produce young without having sex first, a new study finds.
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In Age of Science, Is Religion 'Harmful Superstition'?

May 31, 2015 - 6:00am
God is not only dead, author avers. He never lived. Not to mention the deaths of kids treated with faith instead of science-based medicine.
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Solar Plane Launches on 'Earhart Leg' of Epic Flight

May 30, 2015 - 1:51pm
Swiss pilot has taken off on an unprecedented nonstop flight across the Pacific Ocean.
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Why Can't Dogs Recognize Us on Our Phones and Tablets?

May 30, 2015 - 6:00am
Small screens, compressed signals, and canine nature may all affect whether a dog can identify its owner on the phone or in a video chat.
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Surf’s Up! 12 Pictures Capture the Thrill of Riding Waves

May 30, 2015 - 6:00am
It’s endless summer and from Malibu to Melbourne, everybody’s gone surfin’.
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Scary Beautiful Video Captures Japan Volcano's Violent Explosion

May 29, 2015 - 11:40am
Mount Shindake sends an ash cloud 30,000 feet into the sky.
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Week's Best Space Pictures: Champagne Flows, Pockmarked Moon

May 29, 2015 - 10:44am
Bubbles of hot gas burst and Saturn's moon Rhea displays its cracks and crags in this week's most amazing views from space.
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