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Bobcats With a Taste for Python Eggs Might Be the Guardians of Florida’s Swamp

Bobcats With a Taste for Python Eggs Might Be the Guardians...

The voracious appetite of the invasive Burmese python is causing Florida’s mammal...

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Ice Volcanoes Reshape Pluto and Hint at a Hidden Ocean

Ice Volcanoes Reshape Pluto and Hint at a Hidden Ocean

In July 2015, NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft gave humanity its only close-up of...

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On the Space Station, U.S. and Russian Astronauts Steer Around the War in Ukraine

On the Space Station, U.S. and Russian Astronauts Steer...

Mark Vande Hei, a NASA astronaut, returned to Earth on Wednesday with two Russian...

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Fossil Holds Clues to How Some Owls Evolved Into Daytime Hunters

Fossil Holds Clues to How Some Owls Evolved Into Daytime...

In the silty red soil of Gansu Province in China, a small owl has lain nestled for...

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Dimwitted Mammals Needed Muscle More Than Brains After Dinosaurs Died

Dimwitted Mammals Needed Muscle More Than Brains After...

Mammals are the brainiacs of the animal world. The brain of the sperm whale is the...

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U.S. Allows Hunters to Import Some Elephant Trophies From African Countries

U.S. Allows Hunters to Import Some Elephant Trophies From...

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service informed some hunters last month that it would...

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Hubble Space Telescope Spots Earliest and Farthest Star Known

Hubble Space Telescope Spots Earliest and Farthest Star...

Star light, star bright, how far you look tonight. Astronomers announced on Wednesday...

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How Your Sense of Direction Is Shaped by Where You Grew Up

How Your Sense of Direction Is Shaped by Where You Grew...

As a child in Chicago, Stephanie de Silva found that the city helped her get where...

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Astronomers and Space Enthusiasts on Their Favorite Exoplanets

Astronomers and Space Enthusiasts on Their Favorite Exoplanets

Luis Calçada, a science visualization artist who works with the European Southern...

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In the Ocean, It’s Snowing Microplastics

In the Ocean, It’s Snowing Microplastics

As long as there has been marine life, there has been marine snow — a ceaseless...

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Citizen Seismologists Track Haiti’s Earthquakes

Citizen Seismologists Track Haiti’s Earthquakes

When a magnitude-7.0 earthquake hit Haiti in 2010 and killed an estimated 200,000...

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The New Captain of the Endurance Shipwreck Is an Anemone

The New Captain of the Endurance Shipwreck Is an Anemone

Huw Griffiths, a marine bio-geographer at the British Antarctic Survey, was eating...

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Theory About U.S.-Funded Bioweapons Labs in Ukraine Is Unfounded

Theory About U.S.-Funded Bioweapons Labs in Ukraine Is...

WASHINGTON — Prominent social media users and conservative voices have amplified...

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Wolves Returned to California. So Did ‘Crazy’ Rumors.

Wolves Returned to California. So Did ‘Crazy’ Rumors.

In contrast, California, a state that has both extremely rural and extremely urban...

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Russian Scientists Face Isolation Following Invasion of Ukraine

Russian Scientists Face Isolation Following Invasion of...

“I believed then and I believe now that those contacts are of high importance,”...

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Pete Davidson to Join Next Blue Origin Space Flight

Pete Davidson to Join Next Blue Origin Space Flight

The “Saturday Night Live” actor Pete Davidson will travel to the edge of space next...