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It’s not just 'multiply by seven.'
Who would have thought that, in an age of medical breakthroughs, quantum discoveries, and interplanetary expeditions, a group of hardworking scientists in a laboratory somewhere on the other side of the world had been trying to find out whether we’re actually counting ...
 
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Apolaki Caldera was discovered in the Philippine Rise, east of Luzon.
Nobody knows for sure what's in our oceans. Earth is around 71 percent water after all, and it's almost scary to think of all the undiscovered creatures and formations in the deep sea (we haven't given up on Atlantis). Scientists have recently ...
 
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Well, damn.
That headline probably made you want to spring up from your seat—if you didn’t, then you probably should. Because apparently, spending more than 9.5 hours a day glued to your office chair might just send you to the grave faster than you ...
 
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Two unlikely dudes took on Wall Street, pharma nerds, and God—and got America hooked on a little blue pill.
The revolutionary erectile-dysfunction drug last year celebrated the 20th birthday of its Brobdingnagian launch in a most auspicious way: by finally going generic.According to the Chinese calendar, 2017 was the Year of the Cock. 2018 is the Year of the Dog. And, ...
 
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The beautiful and moving new documentary tells an incredible story with unflinching, measured calmness.
One of the most jaw-dropping shots in Apollo 11, the revelatory new archive-based documentary about the 1969 moon landing, wasn't filmed anywhere near the moon. To be exact, it was shot about 250,000 miles away in Houston, Texas.A slightly wobbly camera held at ...
 
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Could this lead to a long-term solution to our plastic problem?
On March 15, a beaked whale was found dead on the shores of Compostela Valley, sparking public concern when 40 kilograms of plastic waste was found in its stomach. Single-use plastics are still commonly used in most places, adding to the ever-present ...
 
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Romeo was believed to be the last of his species, but it turns out he doesn't have to croak alone.
Come here, lonely friend. Come closer. While you were midway through your seasonal viewing of Sleepless in Seattle last night to commemorate the chilling loneliness of being single in the winter, hope happened. Nay, hope sprung. And it came in the form of Romeo: a ...
 
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Cue the Pink Floyd.
China just landed a spacecraft of the dark side of the moon, marking the first time humans have seen what shadowed secrets that mysterious half of the lunar surface hides. And folks, it looks exactly like the near side of the moon.The ...
 
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It's been too long.
NASA released a video officially marking its intentions to get astronauts back to the Moon and to travel beyond, sending the first human-manned missions to Mars. Americans haven't set foot on our Moon's rocky surface since the Apollo 17 mission in 1972. ...
 
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Science rules
Stephen Hawking had a few Simpsons guest spots in his time, including a memorable episode where he spun records and rapped to a Flight of the Conchords song about creative artistry. Sure! Hawking's script for that episode went up for auction at Christie's, where it was ...
 
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This is fine.
In a move that is certainly not the first step towards an Elysium-type society where the haves rule the stars and the have-nots blunder about below, China is launching an artificial moon into the sky. Made from a satellite coated in reflective ...
 
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Without pollinators, there is no agriculture—and without that, there is no food.
WASHINGTON—On Tuesday evening, outside of what we veteran Beltway newshounds call the Gohmert Side of the Capitol, the Congressional Pollinator Protection Caucus, which is an actual thing, held a bipartisan twilight event that involved the release of 50 monarch butterflies into the darkening ...
 
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This is some real-life 'Armageddon' prep.
Something very cool just happened in space: Two Japanese rovers successfully landed on an asteroid for the first time in history. Collectively called MINERVA-II1, the rovers sent back photographs from the asteroid's surface to Japan's space agency JAXA over the weekend. If ...
 
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Filipino data scientists have created this interactive map to show you what natural disasters threaten where you live.
As the Philippines braces itself for the arrival of Typhoon Hangkhut, a super typhoon "of extraordinary speed, scope and severity"—right alongside news that strong storms have sprung up all around the world "seemingly overnight"—perhaps no one can be blamed for feeling as if we were receiving the ...
 
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Let's just look at all these awesome photos other people took.
Typhoon Yagi devastated the metro with unyielding rain and flood last weekend, so looking up at the night sky to witness one of the most spectacular meteor showers known to man was probably the least of your priorities. Not that you could've seen ...
 
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It's a terra-ble idea.
Scientists have found that, on balance, Elon Musk's plan to terraform Mars by dropping thermonuclear weapons on it isn't as brilliant an idea as the Tesla chief and freshly staunched international meme fountain once suggested it was.A Nasa-sponsored study into whether Mars could be made habitable for ...
 
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It's the best sign to date that life may be possible on the red planet
Mars already has a lot going for it. You can brew beer up there. The mountainous terrain is gorgeous. It isn't rapidly succumbing to the ravages of man-made climate change. And now, Italian scientists have discovered a lake filled with liquid water ...
 
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It uses enzymes to mimic the liver and clear alcohol from the bloodstream quicker.
While human civilization is, by and large, trundling haphazardly toward enlightenment on most fronts, there are some puzzles it feels like we'll never get an answer to. Who shot JFK? Where is Bigfoot? Who's been slipping Harry Maguire the brain and nerve ...
 
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Dr. Ingicco is the leader of the archaeological team that unearthed a find in Kalinga that may prove that humans were in the Philippines ten times longer than previously believed.
It's part of their their mission to help the Philippines catch up with the rest of Southeast Asia in terms of archaeological research. In 2014, this team unearthed the remains of a rhinoceros that was later dated to be an incredible 709,000 ...
 
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Wow
It's 2018, and meteorologists still can't give us an accurate read on the weather forecast this weekend. But you'll be happy to know Earth's finest weather satellites serve a second purpose: dazzling us with glorious photos of the planet taken from far, ...
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