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Devastating Earthquakes Could Come From Unexpected Source, Say Researchers

The phenomenon, known as 'diking' was thought to only cause minor quakes.

Animals February 9, 2016

Announcing Two Brand-New Species Of Electric Fish

Both species were discovered in Gabon, on the Atlantic Coast of Africa.

February 9, 2016

Doggie DNA: Testing The Test

Can you discover your mutt's heritage with a $70 test?

Society February 9, 2016

NASA's 360-Degree Video Is On YouTube

The video was first presented on the Rover's Facebook page last week.

Robotics February 8, 2016

'Three-Parent Babies' May Be Possible With Mitochondrial DNA Replacement

A U.S. government-sponsored agency says the process can be carried out safely and ethically, as long as the parents want boys.

Life February 4, 2016

Chemists Turn Carbon Dioxide Into Fuel

The team hopes to make the methanol available for industrial use in less than 10 years.

FUTURE TECH February 4, 2016

Why Does Lead Poisoning Hurt Kids Most?

Flint, Michigan, has a lead poisoning problem. But why are the kids so much sicker than the adults?

Life February 4, 2016

NASA Has Mars-Themed Valentine's Day E-Cards

For your unapologetically nerdy lover.

Space February 3, 2016

Bedbug Genome Coded For Indestructability

Two new papers reveal that the bed bug is a living terror dreamt up by a sadist.

February 3, 2016

Texan Contracts Zika From Sexual Encounter

This is the first case of Zika infection that appears to be sexually transmitted, since its 2016 emergence on the international scene.

Healthy Living/Wellness February 2, 2016

UK Authorities Approve Gene-Edited Human Embryos For Research; Critics Reply

The decision is the first of its kind in any nation.

Life February 1, 2016

WHO Declares Zika An International Emergency

Experts agree that the "strongly suspected" link between the virus and a severe birth defect suggests a causal link.

Healthy Living/Wellness February 1, 2016

NASA Releases 360-Degree Video Of Mars

Recently-added Facebook functions allow the rover to share the video, which is stitched together from 57 still images.

Space February 1, 2016

Do Cell Phones Cause Brain Cancer?

Gwyneth Paltrow says yes, cell phone companies say no, scientists say maybe.

Life February 1, 2016

Genetic Switch Could Point To A Cure For Some Forms Of Obesity

The surprising finding also explains twins with dramatically different weights.

Healthy Living/Wellness January 29, 2016

What Is Zika And What Can Be Done About It?

The virus has infected millions of people in the Americas, but its effects are still unclear, and a cure is not yet on the horizon.

Life January 29, 2016

Opportunity Rover Celebrates Stunning 12th Anniversary On Mars

The original expedition was expected to last for three months.

Space January 28, 2016

Plastic Has Become Part Of Earth’s Geology

The 'wonder material' of the early 20th century is incredibly slow to decay, giving it the staying power previously accorded to rocks and fossils.

Earth/Environment January 28, 2016

Computer Beats The European Champion At The Game Of Go

Google's prize development AlphaGo may pave the way for exponential leaps forward in artificial intelligence.

January 27, 2016

Paul Rudd And Stephen Hawking Played Chess — Guess Who Won

The California Institute of Technology released a video today of the actor and physicist dueling at an age-old game, with a quantum twist.

Life January 27, 2016

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