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January 29, 2015

Why Eradicating a Disease Is One Part Science, One Part Politics (VIDEO)

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We've done it before. In 1980, the world wiped the devastating disease smallpox off the face of the earth -- making it the only human disease eradicated in history. So what does it take to destroy another human disease again?

Nobel-Winning Physicist Dies At 99

Charles Townes
UC Berkeley: Elena Zhukova

Big Asteroid Has Little Companion, Images Show

Asteroid Moon
YouTube

Forget Deflategate, Bill Nye Wants You to 'Give A F**k' About Climate Change

Bill Nye
Funny or Die

'Human Shadow' On Mars Has People Talking

Mars
NASA/JPL-Caltech

Meet The Bull That Fathered Half A Million

Toystory Bull
Genex

Ancient Iceman Gives Scientists 'Big Surprise'

Otzi
David Freeman

WATCH: The Moon's Evolution In One Fantastic 30-Second GIF

How Can Something Cold Melt Ice And Snow?

Spreading Salt Ice
ASSOCIATED PRESS

Is Climate Change To Blame For The Northeast Snow Storm?

Snow
Anadolu Agency via Getty Images

Controversial New Study Links Circumcision, Autism

Newborn Boy
Tom Merton via Getty Images

Warm Oceans May Put A Stop To This

Sea Turtle Basking
Andrea Izzotti via Getty Images

Writer's Long-Missing Bones May Have Been Found

Cervantes
WIkimedia Commons: Juan de Jáuregui

What Science Has To Say About 'Deflategate'

Deflated Football
spxChrome via Getty Images

Squid's Odd Behavior Caught On Video

Flashing Giant Squid
Joel Hollander

Freaky Atmospheric Phenomenon Seen In Video Shot Overseas

Three Suns
ITN Productions

Doubts Cast On Dino-Killing Theory

Asteroid Fire
KARSTEN SCHNEIDER via Getty Images

Why It's Taking The U.S. So Long To Make Fusion Energy Work

Nstx
Princeton University

Here's Why You Shouldn't Fear A Robot Apocalypse

Robot Apocalypse
YOSHIKAZU TSUNO via Getty Images

This Little Guy Bites Off Its Own Genitals After Sex

'Kennewick Man' Mystery Finally Solved?

Kennewick Man
Amanda Danning/Brittney Tatchell/Smithsonian Inst

Fishermen Haul Up Super-Rare 'Living Fossil'

Shark
Simon Boag/SETFIA

Ancient Tomb Yields Big New Surprise

Corpses Greek Tomb
SAKIS MITROLIDIS via Getty Images

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Is Depression Caused By Inflammation?

Depression Brain
SCIEPRO via Getty Images

Scientists Find Way To 'Unboil' An Egg

Unboiling Eggs
Steve Zylius/UC Irvine

Neil deGrasse Tyson Was Wrong, And He's Not Afraid To Admit It

Neil Degrasse
Cindy Ord via Getty Images

Astrophotography For Beginners

Isle Of Man Star Split
Tahira Mirza

These Are The Star-Shaped Snowflakes That Fell All Over The East Coast

Snowflake
alyssa912/Instagram

Scientists Ask If Ebola Could Be Silently Immunizing Some People While Killing Others

Ebola Virus
Fuse via Getty Images

Governor Announces 'Charles Darwin Day'

Jack Markell
Neilson Barnard via Getty Images

How Retailers Use Psychology To Dupe You Into Buying More Stuff

Black Friday
AP Images for Kmart

If You Upload Your Mind To A Computer, Are You Still You?

Computer Mind
Alfred Pasieka via Getty Images

Bill Nye: Belichick's ‘Deflategate' Excuse Doesn't Make Any Sense

Bill Nye
YouTube

New NASA Photos Are Utterly Ravishing

Nasa Chandra Photo
NASA/CXC/Rutgers/J.Hughes/STScI

How Men And Women Process Emotions Differently

Male Female Brain
Youst via Getty Images

Psychedelics May Hold Promise For Suicide Prevention

Psychedelic
Michael Duva via Getty Images

Heads Up, Teflon!

Mummy's Elaborate Mask Damaged

King Tut
KHALED DESOUKI via Getty Images