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It’s been a bumpy ride for the European Space Agency’s Philae lander. The little robot made history in November 2014, making the first control...

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Prime numbers are divisible only by themselves and by the number one, and as you might imagine, they become more mind boggling as numbers get ...

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Is a newly announced cancer therapy touted as ”unprecedented” as as it’s said to be? It’s simply too soon to tell. At the annual meeting o...

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Astronomers have been perplexed by Fast Radio Bursts (FRBs) for over a decade, but now at least part of the mystery has been solved. In a st...

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Caption The Soyuz space capsule returns from space and lands near the town of Dzhezkazgan, Kazakhstan. March 2, 2016 Ground pers...

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A new study concludes that the invention of processed food may have been a great turning point in human evolution. No, we’re not saying that c...

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When famed astrophysicist Stephen Hawking and Russian tech tycoon Yuri Milner announced a $100 million hunt for alien life last year, they p...

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The Large Hadron Collider near Geneva — the world’s biggest, most powerful particle accelerator — is going to be out of commission for a...

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A rise in bisexuality is driving a sharp increase in experiences in the United States, according to a new study — and Americans are incre...

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Take a break from your cookout tonight to look up at the sky and think of Juno. On Monday, the spacecraft will zip into Jupiter’s orbit...

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After five years hurtling through space, NASA’s Juno probe slipped into orbit around Jupiter, the biggest, oldest planet in our cosmic neighbo...

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Titan, Saturn’s aptly named largest moon, is exactly the kind of place we want to visit: NASA describes it as ”one of the most worlds we hav...

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Not to get too partisan or anything, but Jupiter’s moons are probably some of the coolest worlds in the solar system. Two of its largest — ...

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Dear Science: How do I prevent my horrible hangovers? Isn’t there any way to make it stop? Here’s what science has to say: Oh, boy. Do we have...

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The ancient Greeks and Romans wrote grisly legends about Mount Lykaion. The Arcadian peak, some would write, was where one of the first Greeks...

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Scientists have discovered what they believe to be a new planet, the closest one ever detected outside our solar system. It is a small, ro...

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Picture Lucy, the 3. Australopithecus afarensis, who is the most famous ancestor in our hominid family. Seeking shelter from her many preda...

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Whenever a new iPhone gets announced, there’s one feature that every Apple lover is hoping for: improved battery life. We may not agree on...

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Humanity was born in Africa. But at some point, many of our ancestors left. The question of when and how they bid farewell to the continent re...

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According to an exclusive report in New Scientist, a breakthrough birth occurred under the radar some five months ago. With the help of John Z...

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Rachel Feltman

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