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February 9, 2017


A meteorite with a dice and ruler to give a sense of its size/scale

Introducing Ost-65

Ost-65 looks like an average meteorite, but its chemical make-up is unusual for meteorites on Earth.

February 8, 2017


The moon shines over a brightly lit city

Moon Tan

Can spending enough time under a very bright moon get you tan?

February 7, 2017


A waning gibbous moon over eastern Europe. The moon is a bright white circle in the very middle of the top of the image. Below the moon,  there are are light blue clouds and at the very bottom of the image, white clouds.

The Moon is 238,900 Miles Away

Why is it so hard for people to visually judge how far away the moon is?

February 6, 2017


An image of an MRI scan on a desktop computer monitor.

The Brain Of A Psychopath

Scientists are studying how to diagnose psychopathy using MRIs.

February 3, 2017


Seven giraffes facing to the right

Four Species, Not One

Conservationists recently determined that there are actually four different species of giraffes.

February 2, 2017


An image of a sunrise, clouds, and Haleakal, Maui

Sunrise, Sunset

Why does it seem like sunsets are longer than sunrises?

February 1, 2017


A child yelling directly into the camera

Goldilocks Parenting

Parents who are generally warm and responsive are more likely to raise children who don't become bullies.

January 31, 2017


In the top right, a gray cloud, the middle layer, snow, gray sky, and dark green trees, and the bottom, in focus layer: grass

For Many, Snow Is Necessary

The National Science Foundation is studying snowfall.

January 30, 2017


microwave light pours out in mesh pattern

Is Microwaving Safe for Food?

It's time to zap the myth that microwaving food somehow damages or irradiates it.

January 27, 2017


A young woman sits on the couch with her legs in the air, next to a young woman who looks identical to her on a computer, and a brown and white dog sits next to that young woman. Behind the couch, another young woman, identical to the other two young women looks at the dog.

Wrong Name

Have your parents ever called you the wrong name?

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