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An octopus hides in the rocks in Welker Canyon.
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Images courtesy of NOAA Okeanos Explorer Program, 2013 Northeast U.S. Canyons Expedition.
An octopus hides in the rocks in Welker Canyon.

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The Biggest Last Mystery on Earth

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Wow. This is why we do science.

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MRSA, could you be any worse-a?
prep4md via Flickr
MRSA, could you be any worse-a?

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Infection Is a Real Pain in the Everything

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Your brain makes some terrible decisions when it comes to infection-related pain.

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NASA

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Flipping Out Over the Sun’s Big Flip

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Great news, you guysthe sun’s magnetic field flip probably won’t destroy the earth or anything.

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Andréia via Flickr

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Ruled by Sun and Moon

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Has science proven that we’re all just pawns of celestial balls of light?

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Adila’s owner touches the cone for Adila to imitate.
Claudia Fugazza/Animal Cognition
Adila’s owner touches the cone for Adila to imitate.

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Your Dog Knows What You Did Last Summer

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Canines may be paying more attention than we thought.

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Photo by César Rincón

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The Problem With Being Made in May

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We’ve known for decades that babies conceived at certain times of the year tend, on average, to be healthier than babies conceived at other times. But what the hell, right? Why should that be? By looking at the birth records for over 1.4 million children born in the 1990s and 2000s, two economists may have figured out how it happens.

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The Asian corn borer
photo by Ryo Nakano
The Asian corn borer

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What Sounds Sexy to a Moth?

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Moths avoid bats. It’s nothing personal, just an understandable desire not to get devoured. In the perpetual evolutionary arms race between the nocturnal creatures, moths seem to have developed ears for the sole purpose of hearing bats’ echolocation criesbecause if you want to avoid becoming someone’s midnight snack, getting wind of their approach is key.

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Inside the space donut we call home
Credit: ESA/ATG medialab
Inside the space donut we call home

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Gone With the Plasmaspheric Wind

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Researchers using data from the European Space Agency's Cluster spacecraft have found evidence that a “plasmaspheric wind” is releasing a kilogram (over two pounds) of plasma from the plasmasphere into the magnetosphere every second.

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Time to Sit Up and Review Your Exercise Regimen?

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Maybe you've heard this a jillion times: Core strengthening is vital if you want to avoid injury. But is it true? A new study doesn't conclusively say one way or the other, but it sure casts some doubt on the incredibly common assertion.

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Springs underwater and the coral reefs that live near them sustain other species.
Elizabeth Crook
Springs underwater and the coral reefs that live near them sustain other species.

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The Kinda Good News About Coral Peril

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Rising carbon dioxide levels and oh boy, do we haz themlead to lower pH in our oceans. The lower the pH, the more acidic the water. Coral reefs, underwater structures notoriously unwilling to relocate, are stuck dealing with the result. A new paper shows that coral reefs that have been exposed to acidic waters are less dense and more fragile.

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