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by Jesse S. Somer

With the Information Age have come Ebooks, and a very exciting new arrival: audible books. Audible books have ensured that books will still be one of the main storytelling mediums for generations to come.

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China Launches Astronauts to New Space Station

Thu, 17 Jun 2021 16:15:00 GMT

The nation’s first crewed liftoff in nearly five years is the third of 11 planned launches to complete the station’s construction

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Can Science Survive the Death of the Universe?

Wed, 16 Jun 2021 19:00:00 GMT

Three physicists envision ways in which the quest for knowledge can last forever

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Why Humans Are So Thirsty

Tue, 15 Jun 2021 13:00:00 GMT

Artificial proteins, carbon-sucking rocks, particle accelerators, and more

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Why the Supergiant Star Betelgeuse Went Mysteriously Dim Last Year

Thu, 17 Jun 2021 14:00:00 GMT

High-resolution images suggest the star spewed out so much dust that its brightness dropped by two thirds in 2020

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A Random Walk through the English Language

Fri, 11 Jun 2021 14:00:00 GMT

How a dispute between a religious believer and a confirmed atheist led to a major mathematical breakthrough

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Human Evolution Led to an Extreme Thirst for Water

Tue, 15 Jun 2021 13:30:00 GMT

We are more dependent on water than many other mammals and have developed a host of clever strategies for obtaining it

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Mockingbirds Are Better Musicians Than We Thought

Fri, 18 Jun 2021 13:00:00 GMT

Their complex songs have striking similarities to Beethoven, Tuvan throat singing, a Disney musical and Kendrick Lamar

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Poem: 'Turing and the Apple'

Sat, 12 Jun 2021 13:00:00 GMT

Science in meter and verse

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SpaceX Starlink Mega Constellation Faces Fresh Legal Challenge

Tue, 15 Jun 2021 11:15:00 GMT

The company’s ongoing launches of thousands of satellites for global high-speed Internet service may clash with preexisting environmental regulations

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Animal Kids Listen to Their Parents Even before Birth

Wed, 16 Jun 2021 15:00:00 GMT

Human children: please take note of the behavior of prebirth zebra finches

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A Modest Proposal: Let's Change Earth's Orbit

Fri, 18 Jun 2021 11:30:00 GMT

What’s the worst that could happen?

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Why Scientists Tweak Lab Viruses to Make Them More Contagious

Mon, 14 Jun 2021 10:45:00 GMT

Some “gain of function” studies explore how a dangerous pathogen might cross species barriers to start an outbreak. They are not without controversy

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For African Elephants, Pee Could Be a Potent Trail Marker

Fri, 11 Jun 2021 13:00:00 GMT

Scientists found that elephants often sniff pathways—and seem especially attuned to urine.

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Maybe the Aliens Really Are Here

Mon, 21 Jun 2021 13:00:00 GMT

But if so, it’s probably in the form of robotic probes—something both UFO enthusiasts and SETI scientists should be able to agree on

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Marching to the Beat of the 17-Year Cicada Clock

Mon, 14 Jun 2021 19:00:00 GMT

A visit to my hometown to see the legendary Brood X cicadas with my wife and one-year-old daughter changed my conception of time

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What Is CRISPR, and Why Is It So Important?

Tue, 22 Jun 2021 14:00:00 GMT

This revolutionary gene-editing system has taken science by storm.

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Venus Wins Stunning Third New Mission, This Time from Europe

Sat, 12 Jun 2021 12:00:00 GMT

EnVision will follow NASA’s DAVINCI+ and VERITAS

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How Human Space Launches Have Diversified

Mon, 14 Jun 2021 13:00:00 GMT

A plethora of new countries and private companies are getting in on the quest to send people to orbit

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Ganymede Looks Glorious in New Images from NASA's Juno Mission

Wed, 09 Jun 2021 14:45:00 GMT

The spacecraft captured the first close-up views of the solar system’s largest moon in more than 20 years

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The Reason Some Republicans Mistrust Science: Their Leaders Tell Them To

Wed, 16 Jun 2021 13:00:00 GMT

GOP officials have been denigrating the government, including government scientists, for decades

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A Possible Link between 'Oumuamua and Unidentified Aerial Phenomena

Tue, 22 Jun 2021 12:00:00 GMT

If some UAP turn out to be extraterrestrial technology, they could be dropping sensors for a subsequent craft to tune into. What if ‘Oumuamua is such a craft?

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Mysterious Fast Radio Bursts Come in Two Distinct Flavors

Mon, 14 Jun 2021 18:00:00 GMT

A trove of new detections suggests that the bursts could be the result of at least two separate astrophysical phenomena

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Searching for City Lights on Other Planets

Sun, 13 Jun 2021 14:00:00 GMT

There’s a detectable difference between a planet shining with reflected light and a planet glowing with its own artificial illumination

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New Radioactivity Measurement Could Boost Precision of Dark Matter Experiments

Fri, 11 Jun 2021 10:45:00 GMT

The process finds minuscule amounts of radioactive material in metals

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Gray Hair Can Return to Its Original Color--and Stress Is Involved, of Course

Tue, 22 Jun 2021 13:00:00 GMT

The universal marker of aging is not always a one-way process

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