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Could this be an answer for Australia's fiery future? Aboriginal fire-prevention methods are being held up as a model that could be adapted to save lives and homes.

The mechanics of how bumblebees regurgitate nectar has mostly gone ignored by researchers, until now

You asked: How fast is it physically possible for a human to run? Here's an explanation from Randall Munroe of XKCD:

Whether you call it the Lunar New Year, Chinese New Year or the #YearoftheRat , the holiday offers an opportunity to mark the diversity of the world's calendars and what they say about the cultures that created them

U.S. Surgeon General says that not enough insurance companies are paying for smoking-cessation products that actually help smokers quit.

In its heyday, the cosmic-ray station on Aragats employed more than 100 scientists. Now it's down to a cook and two technicians, who "wait for news that could change the universe," @overbye  writes. Stunning photos by @yuliagrigoryanc 

Which of our planet’s extraterrestrial scars is the oldest? New evidence suggests this one in Western Australia is more than 2.2 billion years old.

Quitting smoking four weeks before elective surgery greatly improves recovery, a new W.H.O. study finds

Can mindfulness go from wellness pursuit to medical intervention? Maybe — but only if researchers can figure out how to measure it.

The rocket launched last Sunday. It exploded. NASA and SpaceX declared the blast a success.

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No one in the Defense Department is saying that the objects were extraterrestrial, and experts emphasize that earthly explanations can generally be found for such incidents. But the objects have gotten the attention of the Navy.

After reporting suicidal thoughts, Stanford students say they were required to immediately withdraw from all classes, programs and housing. To return to campus, they had to write personal statements “accepting blame” for their behavior.

Vaccine critics often raise religious objections to immunization. But authorities of most major religions have examined the moral questions. Their advice: Get your children vaccinated.

Why did scientists give ecstasy to octopuses? It wasn't in the name of peace, love, unity and respect and a hope that the cephalopods would emerge from their tanks to wait for an eight-tentacled D.J. to drop the bass.

Alan Turing's genius embraced the first visions of modern computing, but he was cast aside and died a criminal for his homosexuality. He never received a New York Times obituary — until now.

It can regrow its limbs and internal organs, but that may not be the most amazing thing about the axolotl. Turns out, this salamander has the largest genome ever sequenced.

Dogs have a muscle that lets them make a face to melt a human’s heart. Wolves don't.

Gag order, schmag order: The Badlands National Park Twitter account went rogue with tweets about climate change

THE LOUDEST BIRD SONG EVER RECORDED COMES FROM A BIRD IN THE AMAZON THAT SCREAMS RIGHT INTO THE FACES OF ITS POTENTIAL MATES

Astronomers spotted a giant black hole in a nearby galaxy rip apart an unfortunate wayward star and spread half of it into a messy blaze of light and heat swirling toward doom

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