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Study Reveals Large-Scale Movement Along San Andreas Fault

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New areas of large-scale motion along the San Andreas fault system have been discovered, according to the University of Hawai’i. Using data from an array...

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    Report: Great Pyramid of Giza Leans Ever So Slightly

    The Tower of Pisa isn’t the only world monument that leans. The west side of the Great Pyramid of Giza—and one of the Seven Wonders... Read more

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    Why Having a ‘Bird Brain’ Is Actually Awesome

    The macaw has a brain the size of an unshelled walnut and the macaque monkey has one about the size of a lemon. Nevertheless, the... Read more

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    Video: NASA Releases Dramatic Trailer for Jupiter Exploration, ‘Biggest, Baddest Planet’

    “It’s unforgiving. It’s relentless. It’s spinning around so fast, its gravity is like a giant slingshot, slinging rocks, dust, electrons, whole comets—anything that gets close... Read more

  • A 2,000-year-old, 22-pound hunk of butter found recently in a bog in Drakerath, Ireland is still believed to be edible. (AOL Screenshot)

    2,000-Year-Old Edible Butter Found In Ireland (Video)

    Before refrigerators became a regular household appliance, people had to find inventive ways to keep their dairy products fresh. Throwing the delicate edibles into bogs... Read more

  • A tropical fish can tell one human face from another despite lacking a brain section that humans and ‘smart’ animals use for this task.  (Emily Irving-Swift/AFP/Getty Images)

    ‘Smart’ Tropical Fish Can Recognise Human Faces

    A tropical fish can tell one human face from another despite lacking a brain section that Homo Sapiens and other “smart” animals use for this... Read more

  • A Hubble Space Telescope image of the galaxy UGC 9391, one of the galaxies in the new survey. (NASA, ESA, and A. Riess [STScI/JHU])

    Universe Expanding Faster Than Expected

    Astronomers have obtained the most precise measurement yet of how fast the universe is expanding, and it doesn’t agree with predictions based on other data... Read more

  • This illustration released by the Centers for Disease Control depicts a three-dimensional (3D) computer-generated image of a group of carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae bacteria. The artistic recreation was based upon scanning electron micrographic imagery. A potentially deadly "superbug" resistant to antibiotics infected seven patients, including two who died, and more than 100 others were exposed at a Southern California hospital through contaminated medical instruments, UCLA reported Wednesday Feb. 18, 2015. (AP Photo/Centers for Disease Control)

    Superbug Resistant to All Antibiotics Seen in US for First Time

    A woman in Pennsylvania has tested positive for a strain of E. coli that is resistant to antibiotics, researchers said on May 26. The 49-year-old... Read more

  • Left: 5,000-year-old funnel for beer-making. (Courtesy of Jiajing Wang/PNAS); Right: Residues from the interior surface of one of the 5,000-year-old funnels for beer-making. (PNAS)

    Chinese Made ‘Sweet and Sour’ Beer 5,000 Years Ago

    Ancient Chinese brewed beer 5,000 years ago using similar technology that we use today. The beer was made of broomcorn millet, barley, Job’s tears, and tubers fermented together... Read more

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    20,000 Bees Chase Car Around for Days After Queen Bee Gets Trapped Inside

    Around 20,000 bees chased down their queen bee after it got trapped inside a car in Pembrokeshire. Eek! — Fly FM (@Fly_FM) May 24,... Read more

  • Older, rougher and thicker Antarctic sea ice in the Bellingshausen Sea in Oct. 2007, within the sea ice shield surrounding Antarctica. The ice in this region is approximately 33 feet (10 meters) thick.

    NASA: Antarctic Sea Ice Is Increasing and Arctic Ice Is Melting—Here’s Why

    The ice in Antarctica is increasing while ice in the Arctic is decreasing, a study by NASA and NOAA released on May 20 says. The... Read more

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    2020 Olympics Could Feature Man-Made Shooting Stars

    Tokyo’s 2020 opening ceremony may be a unique entertainment spectacular.  Japanese start-up company ALE Co., Ltd. would like to create a man-made meteor shower for the opening ceremony of the 2020... Read more

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    Canadian Hunter Shoots and Kills ‘Grolar’ or ‘Pizzly’ Bear

    A hunter in Canada spotted what he at first thought was a fox or a small polar bear. It turned out to be much more... Read more

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    Video: Police Dashcam Shows Incredible Meteor Fireball in New England

    A dashcam from Maine’s Portland Police Department shows a meteor lighting up a night sky in New England on May 17. “You never know what... Read more

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    Young Woman Finds Living Sand Dollar, and It’s a Bit Unexpected

    A young woman found a living sand dollar and recorded it. The clip went viral again this week. The video, as the uploader notes, shows... Read more

  • Dr. William Campbell (R) works one-on-one with a Drew University undergraduate student on real-world, scientific research as part of Drews Research Institute for Scientist Emeriti (RISE Program), through which senior scientists work directly with students in the lab. (Bill Denison/Drew University via Getty Images)

    The Philosophy of Chemistry—and What It Can Tell Us About Life, the Universe, and Everything

    Philosophy asks some fundamental and probing questions of itself. What is it? Why do we do it? What can it achieve? As a starting point,... Read more

  • A clock at the Orsay Museum in Paris, France, on April 19, 2016. The clock of the Orsay Museum is one of the few remnants of the days when the museum was a station. (Thierry Chesnot/Getty Images)

    A Brief History of Telling Time

    We live in a world where time is all important. Nanoseconds mark the difference between success or failure to make an electronic transaction and where... Read more

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