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March 27, 2015

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4:45 PM | 6 Vegetarian Animals We Never Suspected Would Have A Taste For Blood
Lorikeets are cute, colorful parrots that typically eat pollen and nectar. But some populations have also developed a taste for flesh. The species’ carnal appetite was…

March 26, 2015

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6:30 PM | China's Endangered 'Magic Rabbit' Photographed For The First Time In 20 Years
In remote northwest China, the cliffs of the Tian Shan mountains provide the last holdout for the Ili pika, a tiny rabbit relative with a shrinking habitat. The Ili pika…

March 24, 2015

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9:00 PM | Woolly Mammoth DNA Successfully Spliced Into Elephant Cells
A group of researchers are getting closer to bringing the extinct woolly mammoth back to life. Geneticist George Church’s lab at Harvard University successfully copied…

March 20, 2015

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8:15 PM | Why Are There No Close-Ups Of Ceres Yet?
Well-informed Popular Science readers know that Ceres is probably a planet-destroying Death Star. We hoped to get a closer look at the dwarf planet’s possible superlaser…

March 12, 2015

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6:00 PM | Ebola-Plagued Countries Now Risk Deadly Measles Epidemic
The Ebola epidemic in West Africa may be quieting down, but its deadly impacts are still rippling through the region. After the epidemic wreaked havoc on health care…

March 06, 2015

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4:27 PM | For The First Time, A Manmade Spacecraft Is Orbiting A Dwarf Planet
At 7:39 EST this morning, the dwarf planet Ceres captured the Dawn spacecraft in its gravity. After a journey of more than seven years, the spacecraft will spend the next…

March 04, 2015

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6:15 PM | 8 Surprising Things We Might Find On Ceres
When NASA’s Dawn mission gets to Ceres on March 6, it’ll be our first up-close look at a dwarf planet. The spacecraft will spend the next year or so orbiting this big rock,…

March 02, 2015

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8:00 PM | Scientists Have Composed Music Especially For Cats
When I was learning to play the cello in high school, my cat Stella used to hide under my bed and yowl pitifully. I like to tell myself we just had different tastes. And…
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