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A floating platform the size of Rome collapsed off of Antarctica.
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New research proposes possible origins of the interstellar object 'Oumuamua.
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Batrachopus grandis, an ancient crocodylomorph, may have chased down land prey on its own two feet.
It's economists vs. climate scientists in this facet of the climate change debate.
New research sees dogs checking a North-South axis on their way home.
A school lesson leads to more precise measurements of the extinct megalodon shark, one of the largest fish ever.
The closest star system to Earth, just over 4 light-years away, has three stars and at least one Earth-sized planet. Is it time to go there?
Particle physics needs a new collider to supersede the Large Hadron Collider. Muons, not electrons or protons, might hold the key.
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After decades of development, whether NASA's Webb succeeds or fails all comes down to five critical milestones that are only days away.
In an excerpt from her recent book, the behavior geneticist Kathryn Paige Harden carefully explores a topic that's often considered taboo: how genetics affect life outcomes.