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MeerKAT Spots Huge Radio Flare from Binary System 2019-11-20 15:16:44Astronomers using the MeerKAT telescope at the South African Radio Astronomy Observatory have spotted an object which rapidly brightened by more than

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Two Co-Moving Brown Dwarfs Spotted 79 Light-Years Away 2019-11-20 08:29:36Professional and amateur astronomers from the NASA-funded ‘Backyard Worlds: Planet 9’ project have spotted a co-moving pair of low-mass br

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Oxygen on Mars Adds to Atmospheric Mysteries New! 2019-11-20 18:31:43After a perplexing methane burst was measured by NASA’s Curiosity rover earlier this year, scientists were surprised again by variations in atmo

Trump’s F.D.A. Nominee Sidesteps Questions About Banning Flavored 2019-11-20 16:39:08The nominee, Dr. Stephen M. Hahn, said the decision to restrict flavors would not be his, if confirmed, because it was already under final review by t

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Ohio opioid trials end quickly with a $260-million 2019-10-21 18:02:00Today was meant to mark the beginning of the heavily-anticipated federal opioid trials taking place in Cleveland, Ohio. Instead, both parties reached

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The Forest Service wants to open 9.2 million 2019-10-21 15:00:00The Tongass National Forest in southeast Alaska is the largest temperate rainforest in the world and the largest national forest in the US. At almost

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Venice Mayor Blames Climate Change As Italian City 2019-11-13 05:19:10Mayor Luigi Brugnaro said he would declare a state of disaster after the city was hit by the devastating high tide, which peaked at over 6 feet on Tue

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Man Purposely Gets Stung By Executioner Wasp And 2019-11-08 16:45:13Rob Alleva gets bit or stung by a lot of dangerous animals on the new History Channel series "Kings of Pain."

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Judge Says Police Can Search Company's Entire DNA 2019-11-05 18:07:20This is exactly what privacy advocates have been afraid of for years.

Info About Your Health Is More Accessible Than 2019-11-05 05:45:04Ordering your own medical tests and at-home DNA kits can lead to its own set of problems.

Trump Kicks Off Formal Process Of Pulling U.S. 2019-11-04 15:19:36The decision could go into effect one day after the 2020 election.

Century-Old Shipwreck Atop Niagara Falls Breaks Free, Creeps 2019-11-04 05:38:50The iron scow has been lodged near the top of Horseshoe Falls since 1918.


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