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Raindrops break the speed limit

Fri, 2014-11-07 09:00
Raindrops shouldn't be able fall faster than what is known as their terminal velocity. But no one told the rain. Researchers have found droplets breaking that speed limit.
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Drones put spying eyes in the sky

Thu, 2014-11-06 09:00
From keeping tabs on changing landscapes to protecting animals from poachers, scientists are using drones to push their fields forward.
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Questions for Drones Put Spying Eyes in the Sky

Thu, 2014-11-06 09:00
Classroom questions for Drones Put Spying Eyes in the Sky.
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Escape from a lab-built black hole

Wed, 2014-11-05 09:00
In the 1970s, physicist Stephen Hawking suggested that some particles could escape a black hole. An experiment now shows how, using a lab-made black hole ‘made’ from sound.
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Cleaning with greens

Tue, 2014-11-04 10:06
Cleaning up toxic waste is a big and expensive problem. Scientists have tinkered with the genes in some plants. Now those greens can take on this dirty work. Still, they're not quite ready for prime time.
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Fish just wanna have fun

Mon, 2014-11-03 09:00
Although biologists have observed fish playing before, scientists have now recorded hours of video showing a new type of antic in fish.
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Spiked tail to the rescue!

Fri, 2014-10-31 08:30
A stegosaur’s bony ‘armor’ didn’t just fend off a predator’s teeth. The tail spikes could gore attackers, ultimately killing them, fossils now show.
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Will water woes leave Americans thirsty?

Thu, 2014-10-30 08:30
In the United States, people often assume that clean water will always be available. But factors ranging from global warming to pollution have begun threatening drinking-water supplies.
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Questions for Will water woes leave Americans thirsty?

Thu, 2014-10-30 08:30
Classroom questions for Will water woes leave Americans thirsty?
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Teen stitches up a Broadcom win

Wed, 2014-10-29 12:29
Holly Jackson, 14, of San Jose, Calif., grabs top honors — and a $25,000 award — in the finals of the Broadcom MASTERS competition.
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A cane that can ‘see’

Tue, 2014-10-28 12:25
Pre-teen’s invention clips onto a blind person’s cane and detects objects in a person’s path, helping them to avoid trip hazards.
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Teen studies living flashlights of the deep

Mon, 2014-10-27 17:30
A teen studies a cryptic fish to better understand when and why it flashes its bacterial glow.
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Stone Age stencils: Really old art

Fri, 2014-10-24 07:30
Scientists thought that cave art started in Europe. New analyses now dash that assessment. Stencils in an Indonesian cave are every bit as old as the better-known drawings in caves in France and Spain.
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How science saved the Eiffel Tower

Thu, 2014-10-23 10:01
The Eiffel Tower was an engineering masterpiece. But Parisians initially thought it too ugly to let stand for more than 20 years. So Eiffel made the tower a bastion of science. And that would soon ensure that the structure was too valuable to tear down.
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Fun facts about the Eiffel Tower

Thu, 2014-10-23 10:01
Here are some details of what it took to design, build — and what it now takes to maintain — this icon of the Paris skyline.
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Questions for How Science Saved the Eiffel Tower

Thu, 2014-10-23 10:01
Classroom questions for "How Science Saved the Eiffel Tower."
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Pills of frozen poop fight killer disease

Wed, 2014-10-22 10:26
Popping poop pills? Of course it sounds yucky. But researchers find it might just be one of the most effective ways to knock out a very serious — and tough-to-kill — intestinal disease.
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Explainer: What is C. difficile?

Wed, 2014-10-22 10:25
Over the past two decades, these severe bacterial infections have evolved from a no-big-deal occurrence to a common, life-threatening problem.
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News Brief: No hopping for these ancient ‘roos

Tue, 2014-10-21 08:00
By hopping, today’s kangaroos can scoot swiftly through the countryside. That was not true for some of their ancient cousins. True giants, those now-extinct kangaroos would have walked on two feet — and relied on their tippy-toes.
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Sunlight might have put oxygen in Earth’s early air

Mon, 2014-10-20 08:00
High-energy bursts of ultraviolet light can break apart carbon dioxide, yielding oxygen gas. The experiment may mimic what happened on Earth billions of years ago.
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