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August 30, 2014

Why Volcanoes And Planes Don't Mix

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WATCH: These Mind-Controlling Parasites Are Freaky, and Apparently There Are a Lot of Them

Ed Yong TED

How do you explain suicidal crickets and zombie caterpillars? One word: parasites. Science writer Ed Yong shows us how these tiny creatures force insects and animals to do their bidding, and asks: Are parasites manipulating humans, too?

Retired Research Chimps Are All Settled Into New Home

Research Chimps
Brandon Wade/AP/HSUS

WATCH: These Wacky Facts About Goats Are A Bleating Good Time

Goat Facts
Sathiya via Getty Images

Here's Why The 'Angry Face' Looks The Same All Over The World

Angry Face
UCSB

WATCH: Stephen Hawking Takes Ice Bucket Challenge On His Own Terms

Hawking
YouTube

Astronauts Baffled By Strange 'Spikes' Spotted In Siberia

Siberia Spikes
NASA

SPOTTED: Dusty Aftermath Of Vast Cosmic Collision

Solar System Planets Formed
NASA/JPL-Caltech

PHOTOS: Rover Looks Pretty Rough After Two Years On Mars

Two Years On Mars
NASA/JPL-Caltech/MSSS

New Study Yields Big Surprise About Earth's Interior

Earth Mantle
D'ARCO EDITORI via Getty Images

WATCH: Here's How Much Caffeine It Would Take To Kill You

Caffeine Overload
Photo-Biotic via Getty Images

World's Oldest Wine Cellar May Have Stoked Some Pretty Awesome Parties

Wine
Eric. H. Cline, George Wash. University

'Pristine' Mammoth Skeleton Discovered On Family's Property

Mammoth Texas
Perot Museum of Nature and Science

'Most Boring Experiment Ever' Yields Solution To Desert Riddle

So THAT'S How Sheepdogs Do It

Sheepdog Herding
Mint Images - Henry Arden via Getty Images

This Little Guy May Have The World's Oldest Muscles

Oldest Muscle
Martin Brasier

Odd Structure Found In Meteorite

Mars Meteorite
Elias Chatzitheodoridis, Sarah Haigh, Ian Lyon

Skull Scans Upend Ideas About Ancient Human Ancestor

Taung Child
Wits University

Screen Time May Have Creepy Effect On Kids

Read Emotions Technology
Brooke Auchincloss via Getty Images

In Scientific First, Working Organ Created From Scratch

Thymus Organ
MedicalRF.com via Getty Images

Hundreds Of Methane Plumes Observed Seeping From Seafloor

Methane Sea Floor
NOAA Okeanos Explorer Program

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Is The Universe Actually A Hologram?

Holometer
Fermilab

Half-ton Alligator Sets World Record

Alabama Alligator
AP

EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW: Temple Grandin Explains The Autistic Mind

Temple Grandin
Rosalie Winard

New Stonehenge Discovery Changes Everything

Stonehenge
GoranQ via Getty Images

Key Theory About Sun Finally Proved

Sun Neutrinos
SCIENCE SOURCE via Getty Images

This Map Shows Everything On The Internet At Once

Map
John Matherly

Did She Fake A Pregnancy?

Ai Hin Panda
STR via Getty Images

Earth Dodges Another Big One

Solar Flare Sun
NASA/SDO

What Hangovers Have To Do With Your Genes

Alcohol
Yagi Studio via Getty Images

WATCH: Cute Kids Try Not To Let Pterosaur Names Ptrip Them Up

Dinosaurs
YouTube

WATCH: Inside-The-Pot View Of Egg Being Poached

Poached Egg
Jody Louie took this picture via Getty Images

Physicists See Hints Of Strange Particle

Quark
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

Eerie Photos Capture Scientists' Reactions To Climate Discussions

Shauna

UNVEILED: 'Best-Ever' Map Of Icy Moon

Neptune Moon Titan
NASA/JPL-Caltech/Lunar & Planetary Institute