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  1. Thread: SquarePants

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    It's kind of on purpose to keep some of the...

    It's kind of on purpose to keep some of the mystery surrounding them :)
  2. Taming the Mighty Mississippi May Have Caused Bigger Floods

    Human meddling with the river is blamed for most of the rise in flood levels, but the role of climate remains unclear

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  3. State of the Union for Life Expectancy Is Positive, but Some States Lag Behind

    Newly published data highlights health trends throughout the country

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  4. Study Casts Doubt on Existence of a Potential "Earth 2.0"

    A new analysis of data from NASA’s planet-hunting Kepler mission suggests one of the telescope’s prized finds, Kepler 452 b, might be a statistical mirage

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  5. Astronomers Boggle at a Distant Galaxy Devoid of Dark Matter

    The newfound object NGC 1052-DF2 defies easy explanation, and could lead to breakthroughs in our understanding of how galaxies form and evolve

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  6. New Studies Link Cell Phone Radiation with Cancer

    Researchers call for greater caution, but skeptics say the evidence from rat studies is not convincing

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  7. "Bar Codes" Could Map Errant Brain Wiring in Autism and Schizophrenia

    A new, speedy technique affords scientists the ability to visualize the brain’s myriad connections at an unprecedented level of complexity

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    The Fight to Keep Tobacco Sacred

    Native Americans have the highest smoking rates in the country. Some tribal members are attempting to reverse that trend in a surprising way

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  9. Why You Can't Learn about Money behind a Pro-Science Political Group

    314 Action, raising millions of dollars for candidates, is not required to disclose donors but says most gifts are small

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  10. Wristband Lets the Brain Control a Computer with a Thought and a Twitch

    An electronic bracelet is being readied for mental control of computers, prosthetics and other devices—all without the need to drill a hole in your head

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  11. Quantum Leaps: Read the Winning Entry in a Physics-Inspired Fiction Contest

    The Quantum Shorts competition invited stories incorporating the laws of quantum mechanics

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  12. A Megaflood-Powered Mile-High Waterfall Refilled the Mediterranean [Video]

    Buried sediments near Sicily suggest water rushed into the sea’s partially dried-out eastern basin at speeds reaching 100 miles per hour

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    How Twitter Bots Help Fuel Political Feuds

    Automated social media accounts can create “misinformation networks” that spread falsehoods and fan the flames of partisan disagreement

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  14. NASA's James Webb Space Telescope Slips to 2020, and Astronomy Suffers

    Damaged thrusters and a torn sunshield are keeping the telescope grounded perhaps until May 2020—and throwing astronomy and astrophysics into turmoil

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  15. Did You Buy Bitcoins? Your Brain's Anatomy Might Be to Blame

    Scans show people who can endure greater risk share certain neurological features

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    Are Water Worlds Habitable?

    It looks like the galaxy is overflowing with worlds soaked in water, but scientists are divided on whether life there would succeed or fail

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  17. National Flood Insurance Is Underwater Because of Outdated Science

    The FEMA program will continue to be financially unviable until it uses the latest research to help fix its broken system

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    Orangutans Use Plant Extracts to Treat Pain

    Humans aren’t the only animals that have discovered medicinal products in nature

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  19. Watch Live Today: Scripting the "Quantum Age" with Tools Fashioned from Subatomic Par

    Quantum matter researcher Rob Moore discusses how novel materials harnessing the quantum properties of atoms and electrons will define the next generation of technology

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  20. Zika Exposure Even after Birth May Lead to Brain Damage

    A monkey study heightens concerns about widespread harm from the virus

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  21. Meet "Dracula," the Largest Pterosaur Found to Date

    A reconstruction of the reptile, found in Transylvania, is on display in Germany

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  22. Urban Bungle: Atlanta Cyber Attack Puts Other Cities on Notice

    The city has spent the past two weeks restoring online services disrupted by ransomware that held encrypted data hostage

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  23. Astronomers Spy Swarms of Black Holes at Our Galaxy's Core

    Anticipated but never before seen, the existence of tens of thousands of these dark objects at the galactic center could have far-reaching implications for astrophysics

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  24. Bats Are Migrating Earlier, and It Could Wreak Havoc on Farming

    Climate change may be partially to blame for the creatures’ shifting schedules

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  25. The Sun Is Spitting Out Strange Patterns of Gamma Rays--and No One Knows Why

    The discovery, although mysterious, might provide a new window into the depths of our most familiar star

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