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Music students do better in school than non-musical peers

13 minutes ago   |   Science Daily

High school students who take music courses score significantly better on math, science and English exams than their non-musical peers, according to a new study.
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NIH Director Francis Collins Has a Plan to Help Eliminate “Manels”

5 hours ago   |   Time

If you want Dr. Francis Collins, director of the National Institutes of Health, to speak at your next event or conference, he has one important condition. Any panel in which he...
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European Comet Interceptor Could Visit an Interstellar Object

5 hours ago   |   Scientific American

Launching in 2028, the European Space Agency's newly announced mission will wait in space for an exciting target
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For Cephalopod Week, Dive Into the World of Octopuses, Squids and More

7 hours ago   |   NY Times

A few fun facts about the many-armed creatures.
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How NASA Sold the Science and Glamour of Space Travel

7 hours ago   |   NY Times

At the time of the Apollo 11 lunar landing mission in the 1960s, some Americans had reservations about the wisdom of reaching for the stars when troubles swelled on Earth.
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Cure summer boredom with citizen science

Cure summer boredom with citizen science

1 day ago   |   WRAL

Citizen science is real, hands-on science that leverages the brains, experience and insights of people, providing real data that helps researchers answer big questions about...
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Meet the Eye Microbiome

1 day ago   |   Scientific American

Bacteria live on our eyeballs, and understanding their role could help treat common eye diseases
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How an Arctic Hyena Was Found in Canada, Then Lost, Then Found Again

1 day ago   |   NY Times

The discovery illustrates how museum collections may be filled with forgotten fossils that could expand knowledge of prehistory.
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MLB's approach to gambling enters the Twilight Zone

MLB's approach to gambling enters the Twilight Zone

1 day ago   |   New York Post

As Rod Serling said, “Submitted for your approval”: It has become science fiction, the “Twilight Zone” episode in which William Shatner sees that hideous hobgoblin on the wing...
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Do You Play with Your Cat? This Online Study Is for You!

1 day ago   |   Scientific American

Dogs aren't the only ones who can do science. The era of cat science is now
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Bernie Sanders to unveil plan to cancel all $1.6 trillion of student loan debt

Bernie Sanders to unveil plan to cancel all $1.6 trillion of student loan debt

The proposal goes further than the plan already unveiled by his Democratic primary rival Sen. Elizabeth Warren. Read more ...

Mass. man charged with negligent homicide in NH crash that killed 7

Mass. man charged with negligent homicide in NH crash that killed 7

The driver of a pickup truck that collided with a group of motorcyclists, killing seven people and injuring three others, in New Hampshire is facing charges, authorities... Read more ...

Aw! Man saves fawn stuck in middle of lake, video shows

Aw! Man saves fawn stuck in middle of lake, video shows

A fawn was rescued after it was spotted swimming in the middle of a California lake. Read more ...

U.S. Border Patrol Finds 4 Bodies, Including 3 Children, Near Rio Grande In...

U.S. Border Patrol Finds 4 Bodies, Including 3 Children, Near Rio Grande In Texas

An FBI agent calls it "an incredibly heartbreaking situation." Three of the deceased were children - one toddler and two infants - and the other was a 20-year-old woman. Read more ...

Siblings make history crossing Times Square on high wire 25 stories in the air

Siblings make history crossing Times Square on high wire 25 stories in the air

They made the nerve-racking 1,300-foot crossing between 1 Times Square and 2 Times Square. Read more ...

Adam Silver: NBA stopped using term ‘owner' years ago

Adam Silver: NBA stopped using term ‘owner' years ago

While some NBA teams have begun backing away from the term “owner” because of racial insensitivity, commissioner Adam Silver says the league hasn't used it in years. Multiple... Read more ...

Trump tells countries to PAY UP if they want US protection in Strait of Hormuz

Trump tells countries to PAY UP if they want US protection in Strait of Hormuz

Ever the businessman, US President Donald Trump saw something in the ongoing crisis in the Strait of Hormuz most others didn't: a chance to rake in some cash by demanding... Read more ...

Police officer fatally shot at Missouri business after responding to report...

Police officer fatally shot at Missouri business after responding to report of bad check

He was with the department for about three months, police Chief John Buchannan said. Read more ...

12-foot monster squid attack captured in rare deep-sea video

12-foot monster squid attack captured in rare deep-sea video

It's not sci-fi. There really is a giant squid among us - and now there's video proof. Though we've have known about its existence for some time, there had never been evidence... Read more ...

Win Or Go Home: U.S. Takes On Spain In Women's World Cup

Win Or Go Home: U.S. Takes On Spain In Women's World Cup

The United States opens its Round of 16 in the Women's World Cup with a game against Spain. It's only the second time the two teams have ever met. (Image credit: Damien... Read more ...