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Even in The Depths of Sleep, Our Brains Are Alert to Stranger Danger, Says New Study

Even as we slumber, our industrious brains continue working to keep us alive. They ensure our heartbeats and breathing remain on track, wash off the…

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Animals Respond to Death in Many Ways. Mourning Might Be One of Them.

We humans are prone to anthropomorphize animals, or ascribe human thoughts, feelings and motivations to their behaviors. Often, our focus is on the cute behaviors:…

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Watch an Orca Pod Free a Humpback Whale From a Coil of Rope, Possibly Saving Its Life

In a strange encounter off the coast of western Australia, a pod of orcas seems to free a humpback whale from a rope entangling its…

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What’s the Secret to a Great Citizen Science Project?

SciStarter has hundreds of citizen science projects to choose from, and our more than 110,000 registered members participate in a diverse range of projects that…

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Special Phage Therapy Clears a Patient’s Resistant Infection After 798 Days

After 700 days of antibiotic treatment, the infection of a 30-year-old bombing attack victim still raged. Tragically, the patient had suffered life-threatening injuries during the…

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Dust Grains Escape a Dismal Fate To Build Planets

In protoplanetary disks — the gas and dust clouds from which planets are made — the orbits of millimeter-sized dust particles drift inward. If these…

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What Happens If a Space Elevator Breaks

So what if, instead of launching atop a chemical rocket, your object could just ride up on a cable that reaches all the way into…

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Are Rocket Scientists and Brain Surgeons Any Smarter than the Average Person?

New research has challenged the premise of the adage, “it’s not brain surgery.” It turns out that brain surgeons — and rocket scientists, for that matter…

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Europe Is in the Middle of a Messy Nuclear Slowdown

Europe’s attitude toward nuclear power is split between boosters and naysayers, with each country putting its own spin on the technology. France is by far…

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This Is How Toddlers Know if People Share a Special Bond, And It’s Gross

The thought of sharing an ice cream cone with a stranger can trigger feelings of disgust – however that’s often not the case with someone…

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