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December 28, 2014

Trauma Study Yields Big Surprise

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Mars Methane: Life at Last?

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It might be life, or it might not be. But the good news is that we now have evidence of some sort of activity under the surface of Mars -- phenomena subject to solid, repeatable measurement.

Merry Christmas, From Neil's Cheeky Twitter Account

Neil Degrasse Tyson
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24 Of The Best Astrophotos Of 2014

Best Astrophotography
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Scientists Target Mess From Christmas Tree Needles

Christmas Trees

Two Quantum Oddities Merge Into One

Quantum Physics
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New Tick-Borne 'Bourbon Virus' Is Deadly And Unlike Anything Previously Seen In U.S.

Bourbon Virus
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WATCH: 5 Monstrous Prehistoric Mammals

Prehistoric Mammals
Getty Video

New 'Map' Shows World's Oldest Water

Oldest Water

Mysterious New Fish Discovered In The Deepest Part Of The Ocean


There May Be Some Hope For Restoring Lost Memories

Brain Memory
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12 Favorite Science Stories Of 2014

2014 Year In Science

Spacecraft Snaps Stunning X-Ray Portrait Of The Sun

Nustar Sun

Man Successfuly Controls 2 Prosthetic Arms With Just His Thoughts

Prosthetic Arms Brain
JHU Applied Physics Laboratory

'Reborn' Spacecraft Makes Major Find

Kepler K2
NASA Ames/JPL-Caltech/T Pyle

Lonely Little Galaxy Discovered By International Team Of Astronomers

D. Makarov

Clay Seals Discovered In Israel Tied To Era Of David And Solomon

Photo by University of Wisconsin/Nathaniel Greene

How To Watch The Last Meteor Shower Of 2014

Meteor Shower
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Stonehenge Discovery Could Rewrite History

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How Hugs Can Help You Fight The Flu

Group Hug
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Familiar Pain Reliever May Add Years To Life

Person Taking Pill

They Paid A Price For Their Domestication

Horse Domestication
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Moos Carry A Lot More Meaning Than You Ever Imagined

How Cows Communicate
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Prof Says Elf On The Shelf Is Preparing Your Child To Live In A Police State

Elf On The Shelf
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The Most Awesome Space Photos Of 2014

Best Space Photos 2014
NASA, ESA, and the Hubble Heritage Team STScI/AURA

Members Of Congress Request Review Of Animal Research At NIH Lab

Nih Animals

New Clue In Search For Life On Mars

Curiosity Rover

Mystery Of Ancient Skeleton And His Dagger Is Finally Solved

Man Dagger
Chichester District Council

See Earth Through The Eyes Of Astronauts

Aurora Iss
NASA/ESA/Alexander Gerst

Worrying About Stuff Is A Sign Of Intelligence

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Prime Number Gap Grows After Decades-Long Lull

Paul Erdos Teaching Terence Tao
Wikimedia Commons: PaulTheOctopus

All That Texting Is Your Changing Your Brain

Smartphone Brain Plasticity
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Watch These Humpbacks Perform A Deadly Hunting Dance


BUSTED: 4 Common Cold Myths

Catching Cold
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'Million Mummies' Discovery Disputed

Brigham Young University

Elon Musk's Hyperloop Could Be Just 10 Years Away


Weird Link Found Between Testosterone, Spicy Food

Hot Sauce

Distant Galaxies Put On Spectacular Light Show

Galaxy Grazing Encounter
NASA/CXC/SAO/S.Mineo et al, NASA/STScI, Infr

This Is What Happens When You Step On Lava

Lava Step
Youtube/Maureen Kirkpatrick