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Top Science News
August 4, 2020

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Early Mars Covered in Ice Sheets, Not Rivers?

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Cooling Caused by Eruptions, Not Meteors

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‘Little Brain’ Not So Little After All

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New Model Predicts Big Solar Flares

 A large number of the valley networks scarring Mars’s surface were carved by water melting beneath glacial ice, not by free-flowing rivers as previously thought, according to new research. The …
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updated 10:46pm EDT

Health News
August 4, 2020

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Neanderthal Heritage and Experience of Pain

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Lab-Made Virus Mimics COVID-19 Virus

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The Real Reason Behind Goosebumps

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World Population to Shrink After Mid-Century

 Nerve cells have a special ion channel that has a key role in starting the electrical impulse that signals pain and is sent to the brain. New research finds that people who inherited the Neanderthal …
Latest Health Headlines
updated 10:46pm EDT

Physical/Tech News
August 4, 2020

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Universe Is 12.6 Billion Years Old: New Estimate

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Sun-Like Star With Two Giant Exoplanets

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Volcanoes On Venus Are Still Active

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Solar Mission Images Reveal ‘Campfires’ On Sun

 Using known distances of 50 galaxies from Earth to refine calculations in Hubble’s constant, astronomers estimates the age of the universe at 12.6 billion …
Latest Physical/Tech Headlines
updated 10:46pm EDT

Environment News
August 4, 2020

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Plato Was Right: Earth Made Basically of Cubes

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Global Methane Emissions Soar to Record High

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Turning Female Mosquitoes Into Non-Biting Males

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Like Humans, Beluga Whales Have Friends

 The ancient philosopher Plato posited the shapes of the building blocks of the universe. According to him, the earth was formed of cubes. Researchers now find a fundamental truth in that premise. …
Latest Environment Headlines
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Society/Education News
August 4, 2020

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Why Some Words More Memorable Than Others

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Neighborhood You Grew Up In and Gene Regulation

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Living Environment Key to Long Life

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Human Activity: Vertebrate Evolutionary History

 Researchers have found that our brains may recall some common words, like ‘pig,’ ‘tank,’ and ‘door,’ much more often than others, including ‘cat,’ ‘street,’ and ‘stair.’ By combining memory tests, …
Latest Society/Education Headlines
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