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What's So Funny? The Science of Why We Laugh

3 hours ago   |   Scientific American

Psychologists, neuroscientists and philosophers are trying to understand humor
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Bill Nye wants the next generation of scientists to tackle climate and change the world

3 hours ago   |   NBC News

The ExploraVision competition for K-12 students engages the next generation in real world problem solving by challenging young scientists to create inspiring technology and...
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Sitting Is Bad for Your Health, But Not All Types of Sitting Were Created Equal

4 hours ago   |   Time

The countless recent studies and articles about the health risks of a sedentary lifestyle likely haven't sat well with desk workers, for whom standing desks and walking...
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Machine learning reveals how strongly interacting electrons behave at atomic level

9 hours ago   |   Science Daily

A team of scientists collaborating across theoretical and experimental physics and computer science, have developed and trained a new Machine Learning technique, to finally...
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Bone Up On What's Inside You

13 hours ago   |   Scientific American

Author and self-described fossil fanatic Brian Switek talks about his new book Skeleton Keys: The Secret Life of Bone.
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Freshly baked space cookies? Bay Area Company's oven bringing astronauts a sweet treat

16 hours ago   |   ABC

The oven could be a key part of deep space travel, allowing astronauts to freshly prepare small food items, such as rolls, cookies, patties, and pockets.
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One Small Step Back In Time: Relive the Wonder of Apollo 11

20 hours ago   |   Scientific American

Half a century after the moon shot, we remember how we achieved the impossible-and why we need to do it again
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NASA Mars rover snaps photo of mysterious light in the distance

22 hours ago   |   ABC

A picture snapped by NASA's Curiosity Rover on Mars shows a mysterious light in the distance, raising eyebrows online.
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Researchers develop new tool which detects deepfakes with 96 percent accuracy

Researchers develop new tool which detects deepfakes with 96 percent accuracy

23 hours ago   |   New York Post

Researchers have developed a new tool that could be a crucial part of the fight against deepfakes. The tool, which was produced by researchers from the USC Information Sciences...
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Conceptual model can explain how thunderstorm clouds bunch together

23 hours ago   |   Science Daily

Understanding how the weather and climate change is one of the most important challenges in science today. A new theoretical study presents a new mechanism for the...
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Police release 'last known footage' of missing college student Mackenzie Lueck

Police release 'last known footage' of missing college student Mackenzie Lueck

Police also released where her Lyft driver dropped her off the night she was last seen. Read more ...

Amazing video: Dad bolts over 4-foot fence to save toddler son from drowning...

Amazing video: Dad bolts over 4-foot fence to save toddler son from drowning in pool

"The second you see it; you get Superman strength and just have to go for it, whatever you got to do," he said. Read more ...

‘I'm just so happy': Photo of brother hugging little sister at her pre-K...

‘I'm just so happy': Photo of brother hugging little sister at her pre-K graduation goes viral

A photo of a boy hugging his little sister at her pre-K graduation ceremony is capturing hearts across the country. Read more ...

US, North Korea in talks to set up 3rd Trump-Kim summit, South Korea...

US, North Korea in talks to set up 3rd Trump-Kim summit, South Korea president says

"The success of denuclearization and the peace process on the Korean Peninsula cannot be determined by a summit or two," South Korean President Moon Jae-in said. Read more ...

Hallelujah! Russiagate cultists ecstatic as Mueller set to testify before House

Hallelujah! Russiagate cultists ecstatic as Mueller set to testify before House

House Democrats have finally compelled special counsel Robert Mueller to testify before the Judiciary and Intelligence Committees next month in an appearance eagerly... Read more ...

US military says 2 service personnel killed in Afghanistan

US military says 2 service personnel killed in Afghanistan

KABUL, Afghanistan - The U.S. military says two service members have been killed in Afghanistan. It did not offer any details surrounding the circumstances of their deaths. The... Read more ...

House passes emergency funding bill for migrant care crisis

House passes emergency funding bill for migrant care crisis

The emergency border aid package would care for thousands of migrant families and unaccompanied children detained after crossing the U.S.-Mexico border. Read more ...

Mom beaten and knocked unconscious by son's 13-year-old bully, family says

Mom beaten and knocked unconscious by son's 13-year-old bully, family says

The woman was attacked the day after three students told her 12-year-old son that he should “go back to Mexico.” Read more ...

San Francisco becomes first major US city to ban e-cigarette sales

San Francisco becomes first major US city to ban e-cigarette sales

The ban includes sales in brick-and-mortar stores and online sales shipped to a San Francisco address. Read more ...

Body camera video shows moment abandoned baby found crying in plastic bag

Body camera video shows moment abandoned baby found crying in plastic bag

Authorities in Georgia released body camera video of a newborn who was found wrapped in a plastic bag and abandoned in a wooded area earlier this month. Read more ...