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Twisters: Can warning people too early backfire?

Thu, 2015-04-30 07:00
If people think they have enough time to flee a tornado, they may try to drive away, information shows. This could leave them stuck in traffic — with no protection — when the storm does show up.
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Nepal earthquake offers hints of worse to come

Wed, 2015-04-29 11:00
The magnitude 7.8 earthquake that crumbled much of Nepal’s capital city could be overshadowed by larger future earthquakes along the Himalayas, scientists say.
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'Frankenstein' dino showed a mashup of traits

Wed, 2015-04-29 07:00
New species unearthed in Chile is “an anatomical Frankenstein,” declares one of its discoverers.
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Frankenstein’ dino showed a mashup of traits

Wed, 2015-04-29 07:00
New species unearthed in Chile is “an anatomical Frankenstein,” declares one of its discoverers.
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How sweat might make you smell sweeter

Tue, 2015-04-28 07:00
A new scent-delivery system ensures that the more you sweat, the more perfume it releases. In fact, it only works in contact with moisture.
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QUESTIONS for Swirling Seas of Plastic Trash

Mon, 2015-04-27 16:08
QUESTIONS for Swirling Seas of Plastic Trash
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News Brief: Smokin’ plants

Mon, 2015-04-27 07:00
A new study points out how some herb teas and spices could have accidentally picked up nicotine from the smokers working around them.
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News Brief: Ebola’s dead stay infectious for a week

Sun, 2015-04-26 07:00
The Ebola virus doesn’t die with its victims — at least not right away. A corpse may host live virus for up to a week after death, a new study finds.
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Cool Jobs: Big future for super small science

Fri, 2015-04-24 07:15
Scientists using nanotechnology grow super-small but very useful tubes with walls no more than a few carbon atoms thick. Find out why as we meet three scientists behind this huge new movement in nanoscience.
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QUESTIONS for Cool Jobs: Super Small Science

Fri, 2015-04-24 07:00
QUESTIONS for Cool Jobs: Super Small Science
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News Brief: As timely as it gets

Thu, 2015-04-23 07:00
A newly modified atomic clock won’t lose or gain a second for 15 billion years. This timepiece is about three times more precise than an earlier version.
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Mystery solved: Why knuckles crack

Wed, 2015-04-22 07:00
Scientists have puzzled over what makes that loud sound when our knuckles “crack.” Bubbles appear to play a role, but not in popping.
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Radio telescope picks up signals from intelligent life

Tue, 2015-04-21 07:00
Astronomers tracked down the source of perytons, mysterious radio bursts. They had at first seemed to emanate from Earth’s atmosphere. Probing now suggests the life forms responsible had a penchant for leftovers.
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Movies may tempt teens to drink

Mon, 2015-04-20 07:00
British 15-year-olds were more likely to binge-drink or have alcohol-related problems if they watched movies with plenty of onscreen drinking.
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Deep-sea fish show signs of exposure to pollution

Sun, 2015-04-19 07:00
A new study suggests deep-water fish may have health problems linked to human pollution. Eating these fish may expose diners to the same pollution.
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Ditching farm pollution — literally

Fri, 2015-04-17 07:15
An Indiana project shows how fighting fertilizer runoff can save farmers money, protect wild habitats and prevent harmful algae blooms.
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QUESTIONS for Ditching Farm Pollution

Fri, 2015-04-17 07:00
QUESTIONS for Ditching Farm Pollution
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News Brief: Brrrrr — that’s really cold!

Thu, 2015-04-16 07:00
These atoms approached — and got oh so very close — to absolute zero.
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News Brief: Wash removes nano germ-killers

Wed, 2015-04-15 07:00
Manufacturers coat many fabrics with silver nanoparticles to kill bacteria. But when those items get laundered it can be bye-bye germ killers.
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Mini-sats: The trick to spying Earth-bound asteroids?

Tue, 2015-04-14 07:00
NASA is supposed to begin nonstop screening by 2020 for all asteroids that could pose a threat to Earth. Some astronomers now think the only way to affordably meet that deadline is by using mini-satellites
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