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Save the bees? There’s an app for that

Let’s say a farmer wanted to plant wildflowers to nurture the bumble bees that pollinate her crops. Currently, she would have to walk through her fields, …

Online weight-loss groups offer valuable support, comfort

Ingeborg Gr√łnning, a researcher at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) has been studying a diary from an online weight loss forum that …

Hubble captures brilliant star death in ‘rotten egg’ nebula

The Calabash Nebula, pictured here — which has the technical name OH 231.8+04.2 — is a spectacular example of the death of a low-mass star like the …

Why the lights don’t dim when we blink

Every few seconds, our eyelids automatically shutter and our eyeballs roll back in their sockets. So why doesn’t blinking plunge us into intermittent …

Want to ace an exam? Tell a friend what you learned, Baylor researcher suggests

Students who are given information and tell someone about it shortly afterward recall the details better and longer — a strategy which could be a plus …

China develops world’s brightest VUV free electron laser research facility

A team of Chinese scientists announced on Jan. 13 that they have developed a new bright VUV FEL light source, the Dalian Coherent Light Source (DCLS), which …

Our galaxy’s black hole is spewing out planet-size ‘spitballs’

Every few thousand years, an unlucky star wanders too close to the black hole at the center of the Milky Way. The black hole’s powerful gravity rips the …

Hubble provides interstellar road map for Voyagers’ galactic trek

NASA’s two Voyager spacecraft are hurtling through unexplored territory on their road trip beyond our solar system. Along the way, they are measuring the …

You’ve got mail — personality differences in email use

A new study shows that while many of us cannot do our job without email, it can stress us out – and that personality differences affect how we use email …

The making of Antarctica

One of the big mysteries in the scientific world is how the ice sheets of Antarctica formed so rapidly about 34 million years ago, at the boundary between the …

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