Fossilized trees suggest the 11-year solar cycle has been around for 290 million years.

Petrified tree rings tell ancient tale of sun’s behavior

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Some ants are so good at navigating they can do it backward.

How desert ants navigate walking backward

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The last time Earth’s thermostat was cranked as high as it is today, sea levels were high enough to completely drown New Orleans (had it existed at the time).

Earth’s last major warm period was as hot as today

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Here are the nuts and bolts of new pediatric guidelines for peanut-containing foods.

Though complex, new peanut allergy guidelines are based on science

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It may take magic to resolve a long-running debate over what causes the oddly regular spots of bare soil called fairy circles.

In debate over origin of fairy circles, both sides might be right

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Psychology has a reproducibility problem. Here's how that could play out in 2017. Read more: [ Ow.ly Link ]
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An effort to reproduce findings of five prominent cancer studies has produced a mixed bag of results.

Cancer studies get mixed grades on redo tests

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Thousands of years ago, it didn’t just rain on the Sahara Desert. It poured.

Monsoon deluges turned ancient Sahara green

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For the third year running, Earth’s thermostat broke a new record: 2016 was the warmest year since record-keeping began in 1880.

For three years in a row, Earth breaks heat record

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A new squishy robot could keep hearts from skipping a beat.

Heart-hugging robot does the twist (and squeeze)

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01/18/2017 at 14:26. Facebook
A newly discovered planet lurks behind the star next door.
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Rock climbing can be a lot of fun, but there is a potential for environmental harm.

A message to rock climbers: Be kind to nature

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Making leaps in battery technology is surprisingly hard to do.

Better batteries charge forward

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01/18/2017 at 03:00. Facebook
“You’re supposed to avoid stress when you’re pregnant. How do you avoid stress when you’re thinking that your baby could have these problems related to Zika?”

Zika virus devastates Brazil and spreads fear across Americas

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This gravity wave on Venus may be the biggest of its kind in the solar system.

Weird wave found in Venus’ wind-whipped atmosphere

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01/17/2017 at 21:25. Facebook
Earth was momentarily ripe for the evolution of animals hundreds of millions of years before they first appeared.

Coastal waters were an oxygen oasis 2.3 billion years ago

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In 2017, the first genetically modified mosquitoes could flap through U.S. air. Read more: [ Ow.ly Link ]
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Do you ever look at a map of the Atlantic Ocean and feel the urge to slide South America and Africa together?

Evidence falls into place for once and future supercontinents

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The sun has been in the same routine for at least 290 million years.

Petrified tree rings tell ancient tale of sun’s behavior

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Pitchers lure victims to the pool by repurposing an old plant ploy: free nectar.

Meat-eating pitcher plants raise deathtraps to an art

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