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It remains hotly debated whether humans’ ocean journeys during the Paleolithic were generally made accidentally or intentionally.

This month’s meteor show should be especially good because moonlight won’t interfere.

During a parched summer almost 2,000 years ago, people living in what is now western New Mexico crawled into the cold, dark belly of a volcanically formed cave to melt the frozen water at its heart.

Bonobos show signs of mutual responsibility.

If immunity lasts around 40 weeks, as it does for some cold-causing coronaviruses, then there may be yearly outbreaks of COVID-19.

Remember in January when the biggest global news was Australia's ongoing wildfires?

Figuring out the long-term health consequences of COVID-19 could take years.

Human influence made a heat wave in Siberia, which saw temperatures as high as 100 degrees Fahrenheit, at least 600 times as likely.

A fluffy rat that loads its hairs with poison is not the loner that scientists expected.

Some experts worry the strategy could spur the virus to evolve in harmful ways.

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Here it is: The first picture of a black hole! #EHTBlackHole 

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This robot can do push-ups. It even 'sweats' to keep the motors of its muscles cool.

102 years ago today, mathematician Emmy Noether, who worked without pay because she was a woman, unveiled two theorems. Physics hasn't been the same since.

#OTD in 1967, Jocelyn Bell Burnell, then a graduate student, discovered pulsars. The discovery garnered a Nobel Prize just six years after it was announced in 1968 — but Burnell's supervisor got the prize instead of her. #PulsarWeek 

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Happy 76th birthday to the world's most famous living physicist, Stephen Hawking!

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Among patients who have recovered from COVID-19 in China comes the first evidence that some may suffer long-term lung damage from the disease.

Once people know how little the U.S. spends on science, they support more federal funding for it:

The seventh row of the periodic table is officially full:

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For the first time, scientists have made 2-deoxyribose, the sugar that makes up the backbone of DNA, under cosmic conditions in the lab by blasting ice with radiation.

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