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What was a Catholic doing buried in an Anglican churchyard?
The discovery of graves under a Jamestown church built in 1608 had archaeologists wondering who was buried there. A bit of silver helped solve the mystery.
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You can learn a lot from a swan and its springy neck.
To build drone cameras that produce crisper images, engineers are watching swans and the amazing way their necks keep their heads steady during flight.
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Science is often about finding that some detail of the universe works the way we had already predicted, and for scientists that’s pretty cool.
It turns out a prediction about neutrinos and the early universe is true. "It's one thing to predict ... but then you look and it's there! It's astounding!"
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Biologist Peter Ward recently ran into an old friend he hasn't seen in more than 30 years.
Biologists recently spotted a nautilus that hadn't been seen in more than three decades. It may be one of the world's rarest animals.
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"This is the tip of an iceberg."
People and frogs have been evolving for millions of years. So how did our brains get bigger and more complex? A single molecular event may hold the key.
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"Coffee is consumed in rich countries and grown in poor ones."
A shift to "technified" coffee production has put greater pressure on the people and ecosystems in poorer countries. Can awareness make things better?
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Hitler's inner circle had a grand plan for his image. "It was dangerous because it made him likable."
Lifestyle puff pieces that ran in the New York Times, Life, and others made Hitler seem likable. A new book says they were part of a well-executed PR plan.
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"Something weird is going on."
A "crazy-looking" crater on Mars caught the eye of scientists. But a simple calculation cleared up how it got its strange shape.
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"We desperately need attention to function in the world."
Our working memory can track only four items at a time. "Would you buy a computer with a RAM capacity of 4? Not 4 MB or GB or 4K—just 4."
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"Police officers, like all of us, have a finite amount of resources they can draw on to cope with the demands of their job."
Workplace anxiety can lead to lower job performance, according to a study with Canadian police officers. Supportive coworkers, however, can help.
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"The conversation is no longer about whether women should work, because today it is often economically necessary for families to have two incomes to stay afloat."
A new study compares work-family policies in four Western nations and finds that most women lack support as both parents and employees.
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Why has the fuel economy of actual vehicles on US roads only improved by less than a mile per gallon over the last 25 years?
Fuel economy of vehicles on US roads has improved by less than 1 mpg over the last 25 years. Experts say it's time to focus on the least efficient vehicles.
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