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  1. Ecosystems

    A weird upside-down world lurks beneath Antarctica’s ice

    A vast swath of ocean surrounds Antarctica, hidden under the ice. Here, strange creatures burrow into the dark underbelly of a floating glacier.

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  2. Physics

    Physics explains why poured water burbles the way it does

    The loudness of falling water depends on the height of the pour and the thickness of the stream.

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  3. Animals

    Let’s learn about birdwatching for beginners

    One birdwatcher unpacks the personal and scientific rewards of birding, and how to get started.

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  4. Materials Science

    Scientists Say: 2-D Material

    Two-dimensional materials such as graphene could improve electronics, carbon capture and more.

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  5. Animals

    Have you seen Bigfoot or the Loch Ness Monster? Probably not 

     Floe Foxon is a data scientist by day. In his free time, he applies his skills to astronomy, cryptology and sightings of mythical creatures.

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  6. Animals

    Swimming in schools lets fish save lots of energy

    Each tail flap uses less than half as much energy than swimming solo, making it easier for fish to catch their breath after an underwater sprint.

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  7. Artificial Intelligence

    To ‘green’ AI, scientists are making it less resource-hungry

    Energy demands of ChatGPT and similar AI tools can threaten Earth’s climate. So researchers have begun redesigning how to run data centers and build AI.

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  8. Physics

    How much fruit can you pull from a display before it topples?

    About 10 percent of the fruit in a tilted market display can be removed before it will crash down, computer models show.

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  9. Animals

    Paw-print DNA lets scientists track out-of-sight polar bears

    This environmental DNA can aid in conserving species that are hard or dangerous to observe.

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  10. Health & Medicine

    The teen brain is especially vulnerable to the harms of cannabis

    Today’s concentrated cannabis products — with higher THC levels — may pose greater risks of addiction and psychosis than ever before.

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  11. Life

    Scientists Say: Protist

    Unified by a few key traits, these diverse organisms come in all shapes and sizes.

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  12. Animals

    A newfound type of hedgehog is small, dark and adorable

    At first, this hedgehog was mistaken for a lookalike relative. But its teeth, skull shape and DNA confirmed it as a new species.

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