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Science Sep 14Why Charon, Pluto’s largest moon, wears a red cap
Charon’s north pole has a dark red color, starkly different from its otherwise grey-white surface, and scientists have finally found out why.
Science Sep 08Where will wild things go once their land is gone?
In just two decades, the world has lost about a tenth of its wilderness, according to a new study.
Science Sep 01Dogs distinguish words and tone much like humans
Dogs are able to process individual words and intonations in a manner similar to humans, based on a new study in the journal Science.
Science Aug 23This device turns neon plasma into natural patterns
Nature features breathtaking patterns. Now, physicists based in China have found a way to recreate these natural motifs in 3-D -- using just a little electricity.
Science Aug 16Does food make the Olympian?
Olympic athletes can burn thousands of calories as they strive for gold medals, making food essential for their training. We were fascinated by how professional athletes fuel themselves for Olympic events, so we reached out to the Olympians themselves. Here’s…
Science Aug 10This year’s innovative Olympic gear designed to protect health too
This year, at the Rio 2016 Olympics, advances in wearable tech serve a purpose beyond performance: protecting an athlete’s health. From sportswear designers, here are four innovations created for these Olympic games.
Science Jul 27Philae comet lander says goodbye. Here’s its life story in tweets
Philae, the European Space Agency’s (ESA) comet lander, has sent its final tweet.
Science Jul 13New underwater microscope films kissing and fighting corals like never before
We can now get up close and personal with corals, watching how they kiss and fight, thanks to a new high-tech microscope.
Science Jul 082,000 generations of algae foretell future of ocean acidification
Plankton can adapt to the primary cause of ocean acidification -- rising carbon dioxide in water -- but the organisms eventually lose their form of a skeleton. As a result, the plankton cannot fend off predators or competitors, and on…
Science Jun 24Naked lizard proves hair, scales and feathers descend from single reptilian ancestor, study says
A decades-long scientific debate is finally resolved, thanks to a scaleless mutant lizard.