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  1. Animals

    Some Greenland polar bears are surviving with very little sea ice

    The ‘glacial mélange’ on which they’ve come to rely — a mix of ice, snow and slush — could be a temporary refuge for some polar bears.

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  2. Animals

    Palm-size marsupials may face extinction from wild ‘house’ cats

    After surviving Australian bushfires, the Kangaroo Island dunnart is losing ground as it's targeted by hungry predators.

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  3. Materials Science

    Let’s learn about diamond

    Diamond is born under extreme heat and pressure inside Earth and elsewhere in the universe.

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  4. Tech

    Scientists Say: Virtual reality

    Virtual reality is an immersive, 3-D artificial environment created by a computer.

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  5. Tech

    This robotic finger is covered in living human skin

    The advance brings super realistic cyborgs one small step closer to reality.

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  6. Brain

    Why teens can’t help tuning out mom’s voice 

     Teens often tune out what their mom is saying. Normal brain changes during adolescence could explain why, new research shows.

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  7. Space

    Ancient volcanoes may have left ice at the moon’s poles

    Volcanic eruptions billions of years ago may have produced several temporary atmospheres on the moon that held water vapor.

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  8. Health & Medicine

    Joggers run at an energy-efficient pace, new data show

    Fitness trackers and treadmill tests show that a runner’s speed tends to vary little, regardless of the distance they run.

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  9. Animals

    ‘Mystery monkey’ could mean its parent’s species may be in trouble

    Changes to monkeys’ habitats — including some forest loss to oil palm plantations — might explain why this animal’s parents mated.

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  10. Earth

    Scientists Say: Fault

    A fault is a crack in Earth’s crust where pieces of rock scrape past each other.

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  11. Planets

    The InSight lander has caught a large ‘earthquake’ on Mars

    This magnitude 5 quake is offering scientists a peek at what’s going on beneath the Martian surface.

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  12. Fossils

    Bright-colored feathers may have topped pterosaurs’ heads

    Fossil remains of a flying reptile hint that their vibrant crests may have originated 250 million years ago in a common ancestor with dinosaurs.

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