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NASA to Announce 'Surprising' Europa Discovery Monday

NASA will announce new findings about Jupiter's ocean-harboring moon Europa during a news conference at 2 p.m. EDT (1800 GMT) Monday (Sept. 26).

Watch a Daring Mission to Rescue Rare Tree Frogs

A conservation project in Honduras battles invasive fungus disease and illegal logging.

Keys to Our Early Ancestry Provide Plenty More to Unlock

David Lordkipanidze's finds ultimately upended prior theory on human's early ancestors.

These 7 Obscure Animals May Get More Protection From Humans

The future of these little-known species may depend on decisions made in South Africa in a couple of weeks.

Opinion: More women are running the world, so why aren't more men doing the dishes?

Globally, women are triumphing in historically male-dominated areas. 2017 may begin with women at the helm of Germany, Liberia, Norway, South Korea, the UK, the US, General Motors, the IMF, YouTube and possibly the United Nations. Slowly and incrementally, support is growing for women's employment and public leadership.

Cliches about nations govern our actions

Germans arrive at every appointment 5 hours before the scheduled time, all Indians are called Ranjid and have a red mark on their foreheads, the Japanese bow 10,000 times a day, and Americans all speak with chewing gum in their mouths. Show More Summary

Geomedia: Books: "Alfred Wegener": The definitive biography of a geoscience star

Today,  Alfred Wegener ’s name appears in almost every geology textbook. He is celebrated as the father of the continental drift hypothesis, the forerunner of plate tectonics. This recognition is rather recent — since about the early...Show More Summary

Ring-Shaped Geoglyphs Found Near Ancient Town in Peru

Dozens of circular geoglyphs, some comprising several intertwined rings and one a swirl shape, have been identified and mapped beside trade routes near the ancient Peruvian town of Quilcapampa.

Photos: Ancient Circular Geoglyphs Etched into the Sand in Peru

Archaeologists have mapped dozens of circular geoglyphs etched into the sand near the ancient Peruvian town called Quilcapampa in the Sihuas Valley. The geoglyphs they mapped have different ring-shaped designs, some comprising several intertwined rings.

New analysis finds way to safely conduct heat from graphene to biological tissues

In the future, our health may be monitored and maintained by tiny sensors and drug dispensers, deployed within the body and made from graphene—one of the strongest, lightest materials in the world. Graphene is composed of a single sheet...Show More Summary

Flashback Friday: Do you look at your poo? If not, here's why you should.

As a scientist, I freely admit that I inspect my poop every day. And after reading this paper, I'm glad I do. That's because one of the most obvious signs of colon cancer is a bloody stool, and you can only detect it if you're looking at your doo-doo regularly. Show More Summary

'Man-goat' among winners of spoof Nobel prizes

A man who lived as a goat in the Alps and a scientist who studied how pants affect the sex drive of rodents are among this year's spoof Nobel prizes.

Intergenerational gaming helps families connect

Nintendo with Nana? Zelda with Zia? How about Gods of War with Grandpa?

Study offers new insights to the Franklin Expedition mystery

A new study by University of Glasgow researchers may give further insight to the deaths of all 129 crew of the ill-fated "Franklin Expedition" of 1845 which was lost in the Canadian Arctic as it attempted to navigate the final link in the fabled Northwest Passage in HMS Erebus and Terror.

Cochno Stone reburied

The "most important Neolithic cup and ring marked rock art panel in Europe", which was unearthed for the first time in 50 years near a housing estate on the outskirts of Glasgow, has been reburied to protect the national treasure.

New teacher screening tool can help identify failing kindergarteners early

Kindergarten is an important developmental year for children because they will face many challenges and risk falling behind if they are not successful early in the year. Now, University of Missouri College of Education researchers have developed a one-item readiness test that can accurately predict kindergarteners' success in school. Show More Summary

Is there a right way to quit your job? Research finds some ways are better than others

Most everybody has been there: you've decided to quit your job and now you have to inform your employer that you're leaving. So what is the best way to resign?

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