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Ashley Jean Yeager
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Staff writer at Simons Foundation. Freelance writer and editor. Favorite topics: science, travel, history. Email: ashleyjyeager@nasw.org.
Staff writer at Simons Foundation. Freelance writer and editor. Favorite topics: science, travel, history. Email: ashleyjyeager@nasw.org.

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If you've ever thought of searching for unicorns, maybe try to find a saola first.
In The Last Unicorn, nature writer William deBuys rekindles our love affair with unicorns by introducing readers to the saola. http://ow.ly/Lgw8P

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Stress may act a bit like a #vaccine, spurring the immune system to build up resilience to adversity.

It was big day for video production at Science News today. Check out our YouTube channel to see what we're up to: https://www.youtube.com/user/ScienceNewsSSP

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Rosetta's signal has been received. Now scientists can get back to commanding the spacecraft as it stalks a #comet. #Rosetta  

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At last, Voyager 1 slips into interstellar space: ow.ly/oOMsd #NASA #astronomy
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Studying fragments of a space rock (one shown) that lit up the California sky last year has given scientists an unprecedented look at the chemistry of the early solar system: http://ow.ly/oI2IT #chemistry   #meteor  
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When an 11,000-metric-ton meteor ripped through Earth’s atmosphere on February 15, 2013, it left behind a streak of dust that encircled the planet, satellite data show. Scientists mapped the path of the dust particles and how the jet stream push them around the stratosphere. Follow the link for a video about the event: http://ow.ly/oeHhT #astronomyimages   #saturdayscience  
Credit: NASA GSFC Scientific Visualization Studio
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Scientists studying the HeLa genome, from cells like in this electron micrograph, have agreed to protect the genetic privacy of the Lacks family, from which the cells originated: http://bit.ly/1cfFfc9

Photo credit: Tom Deerinck
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A bird flipping the bird, or a wing, is his way of trying to avoid a fight.
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