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Animals
Live Ruby Seadragon Caught on Tape for the First Time
The species was discovered just two years ago.... READ ON
Space
Hubble Captures Incredible View of Galaxy-Sized Maser
Imagine a galactic-scale laser shooting a beam of microwaves across space.... READ ON
Space
See What It Looks Like to Land on Saturn's Largest Moon, Titan
In 2005, the European Space Agency's Huygens probe became the first spacecraft to land on an object in the outer solar system.... READ ON
Animals
New Ape Species Named for Skywalker Family
It’s a partial pun on the gibbon’s Chinese name, which translates as “Heaven’s movement.”... READ ON
Space
Look Up! Venus Will Be Bright and a Little Strange Tonight
Get your telescope.... READ ON
Medicine
Researchers Can Now Make Mosquitos Dengue Resistant
Mosquitos can be genetically engineered to make them less susceptible to the deadly virus, making them less likely to infect humans.... READ ON
Medicine
Scientists Find More Evidence That Your Appendix Serves a Purpose
A new paper supports the theory that the much-maligned organ may serve as a “safe house” for beneficial bacteria.... READ ON
Medicine
How a Child’s Toy Inspired a Super-Cheap Paper Centrifuge
Each whirligig “paperfuge” costs about 20 cents and can process blood samples in two minutes.... READ ON
Science
Meet the Doctors of Antarctica
How physicians care for patients in the coldest, most isolated place on Earth... READ ON
The Body
8 Facts About the Ankle
8. You might want to rethink an ankle tattoo.... READ ON
Stones, Bones & Wrecks
How the Global Bird-Poop Trade Created a Traveling Mummy Craze
Bird poop has been a favored fertilizer for centuries—and, it turns out, is an excellent preserver of human flesh.... READ ON
Big Question
What Makes the Center of Ice Cubes White?
Blame it on oxygen.... READ ON
Science
15 Facts About Maggots
Maggot therapy is making a comeback.... READ ON
Medicine
Can Mental Disorders Predict Physical Illnesses?
"The most substantial associations with physical diseases preceding mental disorders included those between heart diseases and anxiety disorders, epilepsy and eating disorders, and heart diseases and any mental disorder."... READ ON
Science
11 Incredible Stephen Hawking Quotes
When Stephen Hawking was diagnosed with motor neurone disease at age 21, doctors thought he'd only survive a few more years. But the theoretical physicist defied the odds.... READ ON
Videos
On This Day in 1968, Jacques Cousteau's TV Adventure Began
Come for the science, stay for the adorable red hat.... READ ON

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