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‘Moth-ers’ Celebrate Less-Loved Lepidopterans

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Elena Tartaglia, a co-founder of National Moth Week, gives tips on spotting butterflies' neglected cousins.
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Mosquito-Borne Viruses Raise Public Health Concern

Thursday, July 24, 2014

This summer, two different and currently untreatable mosquito-borne viruses were identified on the East Coast.
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HIV/AIDS Update

Thursday, July 24, 2014

A round-up of the latest HIV/AIDS research news and an update from the International AIDS Conference in Melbourne, Australia.
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The SciFri Book Club Introduces Dune

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Sci-fi author Kim Stanley Robinson and astrobiologist Sara Imari Walker introduce the SciFri Book Club’s summer selection: Dune.
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New Online Tracking Tool Evades Privacy Settings

Thursday, July 24, 2014

A new online tracker is snooping on visitors to over 5,600 popular sites—and it's nearly impossible to block.
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Oarfish: The Ultimate Fish Tale

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Little is known about the monstrously long oarfish, its life cycle, and how it navigates its deep sea environment.
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A Newly Discovered Virus That Lives in Our Gut

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Researchers discovered a virus that lives in the gut of half of the world’s population.
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What’s the Real Cost of Your Steak?

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Cattle require 28 times more land and 11 times more irrigation water than eggs or poultry.
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As California Dries Up, Locals Hope for El Niño

Thursday, July 17, 2014

A third of California is now clenched by exceptional drought, and this week the state announced $500 fines for water-wasters. But many residents continue to hope for rain.
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Scientists Call Whales the ‘Engineers’ of the Ocean Ecosystem

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Whales stabilize the ocean ecosystem through a mechanism scientists call the “whale pump,” or fecal plumes.
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Smarty Pants: Testing the Quality of Textiles

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Confidence in how well our garments suit us shouldn't be taken for granted—we owe much to textile quality assurance.
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Frozen in Time, a Giant Virus

Thursday, July 17, 2014

A virus large enough to be seen through a light microscope was recovered from the Siberian permafrost.
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Fashioning the Future

Thursday, July 17, 2014

A scientist and a designer imagine fashion’s high-tech future.
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App Chat: Plugging In to the Outdoors

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Reporter Bob Parks guides us through his favorite outdoor and camping apps.
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Pacemaker Researchers Swap Batteries for Biology

Thursday, July 17, 2014

With gene therapy, scientists reprogram pig heart cells to improve heartbeat.
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Could Inducing Hypothermia Help Revive Trauma Patients?

Thursday, July 10, 2014

In a procedure called “Emergency Preservation and Resuscitation,” doctors would replace the blood of patients with cold saline to help buy valuable operating time.
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Concerns Rise Over Pesticide Use, Birds, and Bees

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Neonicotinoid pesticides have been banned in the E.U. but are still approved for use in the U.S. while the EPA reviews them.
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Keeping an Eye on Wayward Studies

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Ivan Oransky, co-founder of the Retraction Watch blog, discusses what happens when scientific studies go bad.
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The Surprisingly Predictable Patterns of Random Choice

Thursday, July 10, 2014

In his new book, Rock Breaks Scissors, author William Poundstone decodes the patterns in big data, sports, and human behaviors.
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What’s So Bad About Being Alone With Your Thoughts?

Thursday, July 10, 2014

A study finds that many people would rather shock themselves than be alone with their thoughts.
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