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02

Sep

How NASA is tracking Earth’s melting Arctic sea iceThe ARISE mission uses lasers, radiometers and other instruments flown in a C-130 plane to measure the thickness of sea ice.

How NASA is tracking Earth’s melting Arctic sea ice
The ARISE mission uses lasers, radiometers and other instruments flown in a C-130 plane to measure the thickness of sea ice.

A ‘fish cannon’ may sound ridiculous, but it could be the key to saving salmonDams that block salmon during their annual upstream migration have contributed to the species’ decline, but an innovative Washington company may have found a creative solution.

A ‘fish cannon’ may sound ridiculous, but it could be the key to saving salmon
Dams that block salmon during their annual upstream migration have contributed to the species’ decline, but an innovative Washington company may have found a creative solution.

Ebola drug ‘ZMapp’ shows promise in infected monkeysProduction of the medicine takes time and needs large-scale facilities, facilities that ZMapp’s researchers lack.a

Ebola drug ‘ZMapp’ shows promise in infected monkeys
Production of the medicine takes time and needs large-scale facilities, facilities that ZMapp’s researchers lack.a

31

Aug

Quick, what’s this baby animal called?Do you know your pups from your kits? If so, take the quiz!

Quick, what’s this baby animal called?
Do you know your pups from your kits? If so, take the quiz!

30

Aug

'Jeopardy!' winner crunching data for scienceNo, it’s not Ken Jennings! It’s IBM’s artificially intelligent computer system Watson!

'Jeopardy!' winner crunching data for science
No, it’s not Ken Jennings! It’s IBM’s artificially intelligent computer system Watson!

29

Aug

Why do people look like their pets? It’s in the eyes.A recent study finds that people can pair pet owners with their dogs simply by looking at photos of their eyes, but scientists aren’t sure how we’re able to do this.

Why do people look like their pets? It’s in the eyes.
A recent study finds that people can pair pet owners with their dogs simply by looking at photos of their eyes, but scientists aren’t sure how we’re able to do this.

No descendants are left from the first Arctic EskimosPaleo-Eskimos likely survived in near-total isolation for thousands of years and did not pass on genes to Neo-Eskimos or Native Americans.

No descendants are left from the first Arctic Eskimos
Paleo-Eskimos likely survived in near-total isolation for thousands of years and did not pass on genes to Neo-Eskimos or Native Americans.

Who really discovered Neptune?Neptune was likely mistaken for a slow-moving star by a famous astronomer.

Who really discovered Neptune?
Neptune was likely mistaken for a slow-moving star by a famous astronomer.

New quantum camera capable of snapping photos of ‘ghosts’Spooky quantum cameras can capture images from photons that never encountered the objects pictured.

New quantum camera capable of snapping photos of ‘ghosts’
Spooky quantum cameras can capture images from photons that never encountered the objects pictured.

Soon, you’ll be able to eat the food packaging tooWikiPearl is an edible shell that wraps around food and complements the flavor. It’s meant to take the place of throwaway packaging, but it poses a challenge.

Soon, you’ll be able to eat the food packaging too
WikiPearl is an edible shell that wraps around food and complements the flavor. It’s meant to take the place of throwaway packaging, but it poses a challenge.