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Scientists home in on the origin of strange signals from the ringed planet
Scientists get their first detailed peek at one of Earth's earliest--and strangest--animals
Cat-sized fossil contains decidedly uncrocodilian teeth
Strategy may protect infants from being killed
Decades-old song and a nearby modern song elicit similar responses in white-crowned sparrows
IceCube confirms uneven distribution of rays in the southern sky
Ducks grow larger genitalia to outdo their rivals
Math helps explain how a cloud of locusts is able to suddenly shift direction
Researchers examine a curious case at a Canadian aquarium
Researchers seek to replicate the ultrahigh temperatures and pressures of the outer planets
Close encounter with central black hole caused an ejection—and a stellar merger
Plant uses same mechanism as jellyfish and squid
Egypt's Kamil Crater still sports ejecta after thousands of years
Insects get ahead by lurching their entrails forward
Woman who overdoses on chloroquine gets a surprising new doo
Glider could come in for a landing on a telephone wire without stalling
Montage captures every visited asteroid and comet
Warming world is causing rodents to grow bigger and produce more offspring
Human fish can live up to 100 years--much longer than expected for its size
Tiny Prometheus causes F Ring particles to clump
Molecular quirk helps mammals survive in limited oxygen environments
The distorting power of gravity helps scientists stare down the universe's brightest objects
Study reveals why women's feet hurt after they toss off their fancy shoes
The latest Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change report, on mitigating emissions, finds a few glimmers of hope amid gloomy projections.
Soaring cost estimates are jeopardizing the U.S. contribution to ITER, the massive international fusion energy project.
Jennifer Francis has made waves linking the melting Arctic to extreme weather around the world. But a storm of criticism has forced the climate scientist to defend her hypothesis.
Researchers have harnessed the chemical degradation of fossil DNA to determine methylation patterns that may reveal which genes were turned on, or off, in ancient human species.
A new find from NASA's Kepler orbiting observatory is the first Earth-sized planet to be detected in the habitable zone of a star.
A chimeric mouse with a humanized liver offers a novel window into drug toxicity.
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