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Check out Antarctica's growing ice shelf crack from space

Satellites are bearing witnesses to a massive, steadily growing crack in Antarctica’s Larsen-C ice shelf. Ice shelves are extremely vulnerable to climate change. Two other portions — known as the Larsen-A and Larsen-B ice shelves — already collapsed in 1995 and 2002, respectively.  Using images captured by their satellites, European Space Agency (ESA) scientists are […]
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Study finds Samsung’s S8 phones more prone to screen cracks

"extremely susceptible to cracking when dropped from any angle."
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Trump Administration to continue White House Science Fair

When college senior Maria Britton Hanes learned Donald Trump had won the presidency, her thoughts quickly turned to the fate of an Obama-era program that had profoundly impacted her. What would become of the White House Science Fair? “I didn’t know how Trump would feel about it,” she said. In 2014, Britton Hanes presented her […]
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Most Americans pessimistic about environment’s future

Last Updated Apr 21, 2017 12:52 PM EDT By Jennifer De Pinto, Fred Backus, Kabir Khanna and Anthony Salvanto Few Americans expect the environment to be better for the next generation, a pessimism that has lingered for over a decade in this poll. Most (57 percent) say it’ll get worse. And while protecting the environment […]
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Cargo ship named for John Glenn docks at space station

The Orbital ATK Cygnus cargo ship, with its distinctive circular solar arrays, was captured by the International Space Station’s robot arm early Saturday and pulled in for berthing. NASA Two days after a Russian Soyuz spacecraft ferried two fresh crew members to the International Space Station, a commercial cargo ship loaded with some 7,600 pounds of […]
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Insane snake attacks [WARNING: GRAPHIC IMAGES]

Snakes can kill in numerous ways, including poisoning, crushing and eating their victims. Here are some of the craziest snake attacks on record, including animals and humans — some of whom lived to tell the tale, and some of whom did not.  *Some images in this gallery are graphic. 
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Online service aims to keep your digital “ghost” alive

An upcoming service aims to preserve your digital “ghost” after you die. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic When people die, they leave behind a gaping chasm in the lives of their loved ones. People sometimes talk to the dead. Sometimes they look for the dead to speak back, as centuries of séance and Spiritualism will attest. Startup Eternime, founded by MIT fellow Marius Ursache, […]
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Thousands of scientists plan March for Science on Earth Day

WASHINGTON — Tens of thousands of scientists plan to mark Earth Day on Saturday by marching in hundreds of cities across the country and around the world. They’ll be protesting cuts to research and programs aimed at fighting climate change. The march comes as many Americans are pessimistic about the environment. A CBS News poll […]
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The myth of the college dropout

Jonathan Wai is a research scientist at Duke University; Heiner Rindermann is Professor of Educational and Developmental Psychology at Chemnitz University of Technology in Germany. When Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg was asked to give this year’s commencement address at Harvard, he asked for advice from Bill Gates. Zuckerberg said, “They know we didn’t actually graduate, right?” To which […]
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Climate diarist “wasn’t out to prove anything”

GOTHIC, Colo. — A springtime visit to Billy Barr’s place in the Colorado Rockies is no simple journey. To avoid a three-mile cross country ski from the nearest paved road, first you need a forest service permit. Then you hitch a ride like ours, courtesy Dave Ochs and his Crested Butte Mountain Bike Association. But […]