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To Make Better Guide Dogs, Watch Hours of Cute Puppy Videos

Researchers are searching for ways to predict which young dogs will make the cut—by watching hours and hours of guide dog puppy bowl.

Shrinking Bat Genomes Spark a New Model of Evolution

Species gain and shed startling amounts of DNA as they evolve, and even genomes that look stable churn furiously. What does it mean?

MERS Virus Survivors May Help Target Treatments

Now, between major outbreaks of MERS, is the perfect time to develop treatments and vaccines for a virus that kills a third of the people it infects.

Jupiter's Big Red Spot Finally Gets Its Closeup, Thanks to NASA's Juno

NASA's Juno spacecraft made its first close pass by Jupiter's big red spot, and it's got the pictures to prove it.

Scientists Upload a Galloping Horse GIF Into Bacteria With Crispr

DNA could be a robust storage system for data, but never before have researchers stored information in a live organism.

Scientists Inject Ferrets' Brains With Rabies to Study ... Vision?

A modified rabies virus lets scientists control how ferrets respond to simple visual patterns. There's a point, promise.

Science Guy Bill Nye Teaches You to Tie Your Shoes

A shoelace knot is a metaphor for the scientific approach to problem-solving.

US Farms Could Suffer as the Arctic Heats Up

The climate connection between the north and the midlatitudes might mean shorter growing seasons, frozen plants, and less water to go around.

Tiny, Laser-Beaming Satellites Could Communicate With Mars

Radio waves don't have the bandwidth to send enough data from Earth to Mars—but infrared lasers could.

Strange Noise in Gravitational-Wave Data Sparks Debate

The team that discovered gravitational waves put their data online. Now an independent group of researchers claims that they’ve found what might be a serious problem.

Biology's Roiling Debate Over Publishing Research Early

Posting scientific papers online, free to the public, seems like a great idea. But it's more complicated than it sounds.

You, Too, Can Analyze North Korea's Missile Capabilities--With Physics and Video

Let's take a closer look at the video North Korea released to determine that missile's acceleration.

'Spiderman: Homecoming' Gives Us a Reason to Study the Physics of Spider-Man's Webs

Pondering the role of Hooke's law and Young's modulus as we break down a scene in 'Spider-Man: Homecoming.'

Jill Tarter Never Found Aliens—But Her Successors Might

The long-time leader of the search for extraterrestrial intelligence—and inspiration for the movie Contact—has scores of astronomical devotees.

How the Large Hadron Collider Almost Didn't Work

When physicists first switched on the particle collider, the world worried about black holes. But they ran into a totally different kind of problem.

Hot Dogs: What's the Right Way to Eat Them, According to Science?

What is the perfect condiment for a hot dog? Science should be able to answer that. One writer goes on a quest to figure this out, once and for all.

Juno Shatters Scientists' Jupiter Theories in Just 365 Days

NASA's Juno mission DGAF about scientific expectations. Here's what it's accomplished after only a year in orbit.

A Math Genius Blooms Late and Conquers His Field

June Huh thought he had no talent for math until a chance meeting with a legendary mind. A decade later, his unorthodox approach to mathematical thinking has led to major breakthroughs.

The Popsicle's Origin Story Starts in a Test Tube

In 1924, when the first popsicle patent was filed, a test tube was one of the suggested vessels.

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