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Why do so many couples end up looking like siblings? Here’s the science

You’re scrolling through your social media feed when a picture of a celebrity couple catches your e…

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Jeff Bezos has a vision to colonize space with a trillion people. We asked experts to put it to the test.

Jeff Bezos dreams of a future where a trillion humans live in the solar system. But experts are ske…

Ellyn Lapointe   


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Why 4 new bird flu developments have experts worried about the virus

The H5N1 bird flu virus is changing and getting more opportunities to adapt to humans. Experts are …

Morgan McFall-Johnsen   


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Scientists used AI to figure out elephants have names for themselves

Researchers used AI to determine that wild African elephants likely have names for each other, sugg…

Grace Eliza Goodwin   


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A mysterious hole on Mars could be a jackpot of scientific discoveries, from extraterrestrial life to where astronauts could live

NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter imaged a hole on Mars in 2022 that recently resurfaced, reigniti…

Ellyn Lapointe,Jessica Orwig   


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Ancient humans bred horses to make them more "rideable" 4,200 years ago, study suggests

In fact, the analysis of 475 ancient horse genomes revealed that, around 4,200 years ago, many dome…

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Back-to-back shark attacks in Florida, 2 critically injured. Why the Sunshine Sate tops the rankings of shark bites globally.

Two successive shark attacks in Walton County, Florida, left three injured on Friday, with two in a…

Cameron Manley   


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Scientists studied 8,000 cats to determine which breeds live the longest, and it could help you become a better pet owner

Researchers studied different cat breeds to find which live the longest. Burmese and Birmans live a…

Jenny McGrath   


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What you need to know about the giant, 'flying' spiders spreading over the eastern US

This summer, the Northeast US could face an invasion of colorful Joro spiders, whose legs can reach…

Grace Eliza Goodwin,Jenny McGrath   


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Scientists finally think they know where the most dangerous part of this US earthquake zone is and it's bad news for Washington

Scientists just released the first comprehensive survey of the Cascadia Subduction Zone, the most d…

Ellyn Lapointe   


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Humans and Neanderthals only had sex for a brief period, but it still fundamentally changed our DNA

Scientists studied ancient humans and learned humans and Neanderthals started interbreeding 47,000 …

Jenny McGrath   


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The first case of a 'highly contagious' ringworm infection spread through sex has arrived in the US, researchers say

New York researchers say they have studied the first reported case of TMVII, which is found to ofte…

Matthew Loh   


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A mysterious Jupiter-sized planet that shouldn't exist is as puffy as a marshmallow and astronomers finally think they know why

"Super puff" WASP 107b confused scientists for years. Now, two independent teams of astronomers thi…

Ellyn Lapointe   


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See Elon Musk's Starship shredding apart as it descends to Earth, with a whole fin almost ripping off

Starship started falling apart as it plummeted into the ocean. But Elon Musk and SpaceX still consi…

Morgan McFall-Johnsen   


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Scientists discovered 50,000-year-old viruses in Neanderthal DNA that could help explain their mysterious extinction

Research found signs of ancient viruses in Neanderthal DNA that they may have gotten from ancient h…

Jenny McGrath   


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Starship lands in the ocean with its engines firing for the first time, bringing Elon Musk one step closer to Mars

Starship already proved it could fly into space. Now it's shown the world it can come back in mostl…

Morgan McFall-Johnsen   


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Space elevators could get us to Mars in record time — and Japan is planning one for 2050

Space elevators are just theoretical at this point, but a Japanese company hopes to build one in th…

Jenny McGrath   


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Mexico City is just the beginning. Here are 11 other cities at risk of running out of water.

"With every degree of global warming, the hydrological cycle will also intensify leading to more wa…

Jenny McGrath,Ellyn Lapointe,Jessica Orwig   


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Boeing's long-delayed Starliner finally takes off with astronauts on board

Boeing's Starliner spacecraft finally took off on its crewed mission on Wednesday after being plagu…

Jessica Orwig,Paul Squire   


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3 boys hunting for fossils made the ultimate discovery: a young T-rex skeleton that scientists have dubbed Teen Rex

Three boys were fossil hunting in North Dakota when they made the ultimate find: a young T. rex ske…

Kelsey Vlamis   


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The 3rd human case of bird flu in the US has 2 new and troubling symptoms

The H5N1 avian-flu virus has its third known infection in a US farmworker. Unlike previous patients…

Morgan McFall-Johnsen   


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The first life forms on Earth might have come from Saudi Arabia, scientists find new proof

Scientists have unearthed living stromatolites — ancient geological structures made from algae — on…

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Grower, not a shower: This tiny Guinness World Record-breaking fern has 50x more DNA than humans!

The fern's DNA, when unraveled, measures over 106 meters, making it taller than the Qutub Minar or …

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Where Canada's 'super pigs' are most likely to invade the US — and potentially cause millions of dollars in damage

A new study found there's high potential for Canadian super pigs, a cross between a wild boar and d…

Kelsey Vlamis