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  1. Humans

    Scientists Say: Denisovan

    The Denisovans were a recently discovered population of ancient hominids.

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  2. Animals

    Watch how a western banded gecko takes down a scorpion

    New high-speed video reveals how normally mild-mannered geckos can violently shake venomous prey into submission.

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  3. Fossils

    Cool Jobs: Bringing paleontology to the people

    From museums to movies, these three paleontologists totally rock their connections with the public.

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  4. Science & Society

    Good at reading? That’s no sign girls won’t also cut it in STEM

    U.S. parents read to their daughters, but few coach them on math. This may explain why girls excel at English but aren’t sure STEM is for them.

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  5. Space

    Behold: The biggest known comet in our solar system

    This “dirty snowball” in space is about twice as wide as Rhode Island and darker than coal.

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  6. Tech

    Teens’ new tech would send alerts to reduce preventable deaths

    A trio of teen innovations created devices that can speed up the response time to pool accidents, overheating in cars and combat-related injuries.

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  7. Physics

    Scientists Say: Inertia

    Inertia is the tendency of objects to resist changes in their motion.

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  8. Animals

    A dog’s breed doesn’t say much about its behavior

    Many people associate dog breeds with specific behavioral traits. But breed appears to account for only about 9 percent of behavioral differences.

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  9. Climate

    Coastal cities around the world are sinking, satellite data show

    Of 99 coastal cities studied, nearly one-third are sinking. This leaves coastal communities increasingly vulnerable to rising seas.

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  10. Physics

    A new clock shows how gravity warps time — even over tiny distances

    This clock measured how gravity changes the passage of time in different places — even spots just one millimeter apart.

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  11. Animals

    Orb-weaving spiders use their webs like external eardrums

    Scientists discover that orb-weaving spiders listen with their legs, detecting sound vibrations that travel through their silken webs.

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  12. Humans

    Let’s learn about sleep

    Sleep is key for health and wellbeing — but early school start times and screen time make it harder for teens to get shuteye.

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