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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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U.S. Safety Board Says Train-Crash Engineers Had Undiagnosed Sleep Disorders

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 19:00:00 GMT

The drivers had no memory of the NYC-area incidents

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High-Energy Cosmic Rays Come from Outside Our Galaxy

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 17:00:00 GMT

Giant observatory announces long-awaited result

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En Route to Asteroid, NASA's OSIRIS-REx Mission Will Fly by Earth

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 17:00:00 GMT

The encounter will give the spacecraft a boost on its deep-space trip to fetch samples from Asteroid Bennu

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Scientists Closing in on the Dawn of Plate Tectonics

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 13:15:00 GMT

The massive slabs of Earth’s crust might have started their journey more than 3.5 billion years ago

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Sexual Competition among Ducks Wreaks Havoc on Penis Size

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 15:00:00 GMT

When forced to compete for mates, some birds develop longer penises and others almost nothing at all

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Jellyfish Caught Snoozing Give Clues to Origin of Sleep

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 13:30:00 GMT

The brainless marine creatures are the simplest organisms known to seek slumber

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Springtime Now Arrives Earlier for Birds

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 00:27:00 GMT

A trove of scientific notes from the early 1900s suggests a warming climate is driving birds to migrate earlier to New York’s Mohonk Preserve. Julia Rosen reports.

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The Neutrino Puzzle

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 13:15:00 GMT

The largest experiment ever to probe these mysterious particles could point the way to new physics

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Older Parents May Both Pass Down More New Mutations

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 17:00:00 GMT

Aging fathers transmit more, but new findings shed light on mothers’ contributions

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Dermatologists Find That Memorable Movie Villains Are Distinguished by Facial Skin Conditions

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 12:30:00 GMT

Not every movie villain has terrible skin, but it helps

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This Is Why Science Loves Twins

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 11:30:00 GMT

They help with tough issues like facial recognition technology and nature vs nurture

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Prepping for Alien Oceans, NASA Goes Deep

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 13:15:00 GMT

Deep-sea observatory tests technologies for eventual exploration of Europa or other icy moons

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Pair of Deadly Mexico Quakes Puzzles Scientists

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 13:30:00 GMT

Latest big tremor could be linked to major earthquake earlier this month

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Didn't Scientists Already Know Where Cosmic Rays Come from?

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 11:30:00 GMT

Some kinds, yes, but astronomers now have good evidence that the most powerful and mysterious ones come from far beyond the Milky Way

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Tracking Wildlife, Looking for ETs and Other New Science Books

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 13:00:00 GMT

Book recommendations from the editors of Scientific American

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If at First You Don't Succeed, Show Your Baby Again

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 20:45:00 GMT

Infants who saw a researcher keep at a difficult task tried harder themselves

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Arecibo Observatory Closed by Hurricane Maria

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 15:15:00 GMT

The condition of the world’s second-largest radio telescope remains unclear after being battered by the storm

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Galaxies Far, Far Away Send Us Highest-Energy Cosmic Rays

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 18:00:00 GMT

A new study hints that the most energetic particles ever seen come from far beyond the Milky Way.  

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Binary Giant Black Holes Spotted at Galaxy's Core

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 16:00:00 GMT

The objects are separated by less than one light year—the most compact pairing of supermassive black holes ever seen

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Great Lakes Defenders Have a Shocking Idea to Stave Off Invasive Carp

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 11:00:00 GMT

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has proposed electric and sound barriers to repel Asian carp approaching Lake Michigan 

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The Unfortunate Fallout of Campus Postmodernism

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 13:00:00 GMT

The roots of the current campus madness

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Blind Cave Fish Beat Back Diabetes Symptoms That Would Kill People

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 10:45:00 GMT

The Mexican fish may have evolved strategies that could help humans survive an epidemic disease

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Why the Mexico City Earthquake Shook Up Disaster Predictions

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 18:30:00 GMT

Tuesday’s deadly quake did not come from the place many geologists thought would unleash the next “big one”

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Building a Better Mirror for Telescopes

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 20:52:00 GMT

More reflective telescope mirrors allow astronomers to capture more photons—and do more science. Christopher Intagliata reports.

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What the World Needs Now Is Science

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 13:00:00 GMT



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