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Climate change is making bumblebees freak out

February 8th, 2020

You might not pay much mind to a bumblebee if you see one as you go about your day. They rarely have any interest in humans and are typically content to clumsily flutter between flowers and do their own thing. But if you think you’ve been seeing less of them lately, that’s because they’re disappearing …

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Scientists say Mars had salty, comfortable lakes

February 3rd, 2020

Of all the planets scientists have studied over the years, Mars is the one that we know the most about. We’ve sent orbiters, probes, and rovers to the Red Planet, and we’ve gathered an incredible amount of data about the dusty world along the way. Unfortunately, the answer to one very important question still escapes …

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A bizarre humming sound inside the Earth finally has an explanation

January 12th, 2020

Scientists studying our planet have a pretty good idea of what goes on up here at the surface. Understanding what’s going on deep underground or in the depths of the Earth’s oceans is another matter entirely. Without being able to constantly observe the processes happening miles beneath our feet, researchers often have to listen instead. …

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Scientists may have cracked a cellular secret to living a longer life

January 9th, 2020

Do you want to live forever? Well, maybe not forever, but for a long, long, long time? An international group of scientists from several universities has announced an exciting breakthrough in boosting lifespan. In fact, their work has resulted in an organism living five times longer than it normally would have. This is obviously incredibly exciting. …