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Surfing For Science: A New Way To Gather Data For Ocean And Coastal Research

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Heat Making You Lethargic? Research Shows It Can Slow Your Brain, Too

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Study Shows Red Spruce Trees In New England Are Recovering After Decades Of Damage

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Crop Marks Reveal Ancient Structures

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Drone footage captured by Anthony Murphy shows the outline of an ancient henge, visible in the pattern of crops grown in a field near Newgrange, Ireland. Anthony Murphy/Mythical Ireland hide caption

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What The Diet Of A 5,300-Year-Old 'Iceman' Says About Ancient Europeans

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Time outdoors leaves you vulnerable to tick bites and the diseases they can transmit. New research seeks to a better picture of the geographic spread of ticks that carry dangerous pathogens. Ascent/PKS Media Inc. via Getty Images hide caption

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This artist's impression shows the dust torus around a super-massive black hole. Black holes lurk at the centers of active galaxies. The jets emanating from the black hole send neutrinos hurtling into space. ESA/NASA/the AVO project/Paolo Padovani hide caption

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A 4 Billion Light-Year Journey Ends At The South Pole

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A New Look At An Old Way To Store Energy

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Fresh Starts

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The Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act still prohibits your insurer from using the results of genetic tests against you. But the ACA's additional protections may be in doubt if certain states get their way. Gary Waters/Ikon Images/Getty Images hide caption

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Many Paleontologists Today Are Part Of The 'Jurassic Park' Generation

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Spotted Lanternfly Could Be Worst Invasive Species In 150 Years

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