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Smallpox: The World's First Eradicated Disease

Tuesday April 23rd, 2019 08:52:00 AM
Prior its eradication in 1980, smallpox killed hundreds of millions of people globally.

NASA Just Detected the First Marsquake on the Red Planet

Tuesday April 23rd, 2019 08:45:00 AM
The InSight Lander has been listening for marsquakes since December.

Greenland's Ice Sheet Was Growing. Now It's in a Terrifying Decline

Tuesday April 23rd, 2019 06:22:00 AM
Greenland's ice sheet has undergone a stunning reversal in the last 46 years, as a meticulous new study documents.

An Incredibly Powerful White-Light Superflare Erupted from a Small, Faint Star

Tuesday April 23rd, 2019 03:00:00 PM
This tiny, cool star produced a powerful superflare.

The Moon's Surface Is Totally Cracked

Tuesday April 23rd, 2019 02:57:00 PM
Is the moon all it's cracked up to be?

High Body Fat Linked to Possible 'Brain Shrinkage'

Tuesday April 23rd, 2019 02:00:00 PM
A new study suggests that high levels of body fat may affect the brain's structure.

What's the Controversy Over the Baby T. Rex Listed on eBay?

Tuesday April 23rd, 2019 11:23:00 AM
The partial skeleton of a baby Tyrannosaurus rex is for sale on eBay for nearly $3 million. Paleontologists are furious about it.

Ringtail Cats: Photos of the 'Cutest Animal in North America'

Tuesday April 23rd, 2019 11:19:00 AM
This cutie pie may be wild but the ringtail cat sometimes acts like Fluffy. It will lick its forepaw, then use that forepaw to wipe and clean its ears, face and snout.

There Are Toxic Fungi in Space and No One Knows If They're Dangerous

Tuesday April 23rd, 2019 11:11:00 AM
The fungus among astronauts.

Men's Beards Contain More Harmful Bacteria Than Dogs' Fur, Small Study Suggests

Tuesday April 23rd, 2019 11:10:00 AM
The human beard is germier than dog fur.

What Makes the Strong Force So Special?

Tuesday April 23rd, 2019 11:05:00 AM
The Force is (super) strong with these quarks.

Turbulent Blobs in Earth's Core May Explain Sudden Jerks in the Magnetic Field

Monday April 22nd, 2019 07:59:00 AM
Here’s one explanation for why Earth’s magnetic field undergoes weird geomagnetic jerks every decade or so.

A SpaceX Crew Dragon Safety Test Went Very Wrong. Here's Why That Matters

Monday April 22nd, 2019 05:49:00 AM
SpaceX tested the escape system on its Crew Dragon capsule. Smoke from the failure was visible for miles.

Watch Forests in Peru Disappear Over 5 Years, in Startling NASA Satellite Views

Monday April 22nd, 2019 05:14:00 AM
Deforestation in Peru's Madre de Dios region is escalating at an alarming rate.

How to Watch the Dazzling Lyrid Meteor Shower (Unless the Moon Gets in the Way)

Monday April 22nd, 2019 01:54:00 PM
Springtime stargazers are in for a treat; the Lyrid meteor shower will peak in a dazzling show tonight and early tomorrow morning (April 22-23).

How Old Are Saturn's Rings? The Debate Rages On.

Monday April 22nd, 2019 11:48:00 AM
Pinning down the ring system's age has profound implications for the entire Saturnian system.

In Photos: Evidence of a Legendary Massacre in Alaska

Monday April 22nd, 2019 11:17:00 AM
Tens of thousands of artifacts and the remains of 28 human bodies reveal details of a massacre in the village of Nunalleq.

A Dart in a Boy's Eye May Have Unleashed This Legendary Massacre 350 Years Ago

Monday April 22nd, 2019 11:17:00 AM
Archaeologists have uncovered a 350-year-old massacre in Alaska that occurred during a war that may have started over a dart game.

Earth Day Doodle Celebrates Extreme Animal Life

Monday April 22nd, 2019 10:57:00 AM
An endearing animation presents some unusual and marvelous creatures.

If the Animals from 'Game of Thrones' Houses Battled, Which One Would Win?

Sunday April 21st, 2019 01:08:00 PM
You win, or you get eaten.


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Last updated April 13, 2019