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Look inside the hidden world of Earth’s most beautiful caves


They’re sculptures, destinations, and laboratories for microbiologists and climate scientists. They're not the dark, dirty holes you grew up fearing. [...]

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One of the country’s top environmental officials has been serving illegally


Montana US Senator Jon Tester introduced legislation this week that ratchets up the stakes against William Perry Pendley, the embattled defacto head of the federal agency that oversees management of more than 245 million acres of land, mainly in the West. [...]

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Dinosaurs may have evolved into birds, but early flights didn’t go so well


Researchers found that bat-like dinosaurs would have been clumsy gliders and probably went extinct because they couldn’t compete with the keen flying abilities of birds and early mammalian gliders. [...]

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Science was a big winner—and loser—at this week’s presidential debate


The third presidential debate went much smoother than the first, but it was still somewhat of a mess when it comes to factual accuracy. The evening was littered with misleading or outright false statements. With the country still battling a pandemic that has resulted in the deaths of nearly 300,000 Americans, directly or indirectly, it’s crucial that we’re clear on the facts. [...]

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The current state of the pandemic in five graphs


Approximately one eternity ago in April 2020, experts thought we’d see 100,000 to 200,000 COVID deaths. It’s now October, cases are rising yet again, and the Centers for Disease Control recently estimated that around 285,000 deaths—and we’re just heading into what many fear will be the worst part of the pandemic. Here are some key takeaways now that we’re deep into the pandemic. [...]

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We finally know why sea pickles glow


A team of scientists published findings earlier this week in the journal Scientific Reports, in what the researchers think is the first described instance of a bioluminescent gene in chordates, animals that have a cartilaginous skeletal rod supporting their bodies at some stage of their lives. [...]

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How to decide who to vote for


With the right approach, figuring out who or what to vote for won’t take your long, and the process certainly doesn’t need to stress you out. [...]

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Your grip strength could hint at future health problems


Grip strength could decrease from age-related changes in the nervous system when signals do not travel as fast, or from the early stages of fatal diseases. [...]

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The moon will soon have cell service


Last week, the US space agency announced a $14.1 million contract with the telecommunications company Nokia to build an LTE cellular network on the moon, one of 15 NASA grants awarded this year to private companies to boost the development of new space technologies. [...]

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2020 is shaping up to be America’s deadliest year in recent memory


The government health agency reported that from January 26th through October 3rd of this year, a total of 299,028 more people died than during that same time period in the years 2015 to 2019. [...]

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There’s a science to food pairing, and you can learn it here


Learn to read flavor and aroma wheels, then put your new skills to the test with a staple in kitchens around the world: garlic. [...]

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Photoshop’s Neural Filters can alter people’s expressions in convincing—and nightmarish—ways


Adobe's Sensei AI platform powers one of the weirdest photo editing features yet. [...]

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COVID-19 continues to make flying a risky proposition


The results of a new report from the Department of Defense and United Airlines suggest that while COVID-19 transmission on airplanes might not be as significant as was once thought, it still exists. [...]

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Meet the disk-shaped halo of hot gas you currently live in


Scientists have determined that the Milky Way’s halo has a disk-like shape and a clumpy texture that suggests it’s constantly trading gas and energy with the galaxy as stars are born and die. [...]

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Prosecutions under the Clean Air and Water acts dropped in half after Trump took office


In the first presidential debate between Donald Trump and Joe Biden, Trump said: “I want crystal clean water and air. I want beautiful clean air.” But his administration has done a lot more to cloud the air with pollutants than to protect it. [...]

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The 2022 GMC electric Hummer looks a lot different than you might expect


With 1,000 horsepower and 350 miles of range on a charge, this off-road-ready vehicle looks impressive. [...]

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Five ways to help democracy even if you can’t vote


If you’re too young or aren’t a US citizen, there is still a lot you can do to keep yourself active and engaged during this election and beyond. [...]

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It’s about time adults start rising up against climate change


The planet that young people are receiving is one stricken with disaster, and it’s unfair. [...]

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Check out the breathtaking winners of the 2020 Wildlife Photographer of the Year contest


This year's winners of the London Natural History Museum's Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition went above and beyond to capture beautiful scenes from all across the natural world. [...]

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Watch live as the OSIRIS-REx spacecraft snags a chunk of asteroid


NASA's OSIRIS-REx spacecraft is about to collect a sample of rock and dust from the asteroid Bennu, which may give scientists clues to how life on Earth originally formed. [...]

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Everyone should have a social life, especially older adults


Researchers suggest that prescribing socialization could help older adults foster brain health. [...]

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Become a better writer with these online tools


There are plenty of great tools that can flag the worst of your mistakes, offer advice, and help you communicate your thoughts and ideas more efficiently. [...]

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Meet the disease detectives fighting to understand COVID-19


The CDC's special investigative unit quietly churns out the world's leading experts in hunting down newly emerging pathogens. [...]

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One motorcycle rally may have triggered COVID-19′s new Midwest surge


Last week, the US and many individual states saw their highest numbers of COVID-19 infections in a single day, a study found that transmission is not slowed during warmer months, and an investigation of a motorcycle rally in August found that the event may have drastically increased or caused widespread outbreaks in the Midwest. [...]

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Healthy forests do more than just prevent wildfires


Restoring western forests by thinning out small trees and dead wood is an important strategy for a number of reasons. But these projects aren't fast, easy, or cheap. [...]

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The ‘near-Herculean’ effort by daycare workers to prevent COVID-19 spread is working


Childcare programs aren’t likely to spread COVID-19 through the community when employees take precautions such as wearing masks and keeping the kids in their care socially distanced from each other. [...]

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France’s new military trucks can form a convoy with just one driver


The family of trucks was revealed for the first time in mid-September. And the 8×8 and 6×6 versions are ready to go. [...]

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14 wild edibles you can pull right out of the ocean


The bounty of the marine environment is astounding, with delicious meals made available from a staggering variety of natural items. [...]

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Astronomers caught a black hole slurping up a star like spaghetti


When a star ventures a little too close to a black hole, the intense tidal forces suck into it like a giant noodle of star stuff in a cosmic (and much more chaotic) reenactment of that iconic scene in “Lady and the Tramp.” The black hole’s extreme gravitational pull shreds the star into thin strands of material—a process delightfully called “spaghettification.” When these noodle-like strips get sucked into the black hole, they release a powerful bright flare of energy. In September of 2019, the light from such a doomed encounter reached Earth. [...]

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Shovels you’ll definitely dig


A high-quality shovel can make or break your lawn care, construction project, or camping trip. It could also save your life. [...]

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