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August 23, 2015
Ex-astronaut promotes STEM studies among Native Americans
August 23, 2015 - 9:13am
August 7, 2015
Those set on eating a "paleo" diet might want to make sure they're not cutting out too many carbs. Carbs are brain food.  (Photo for The Washington Post by Deb Lindsey.)
Eating carbs may have given human ancestors a big brain boost
August 7, 2015 - 3:28pm
July 29, 2015
How you talk to your baby now can impact their social skills later
July 29, 2015 - 1:48pm
June 18, 2015
Saharan silver ants forage in the midday sun and look like droplets of mercury rolling on the desert surface. The ants' hair allows the creatures to keep cool. ( Norman Nan Shi, Nanfang Yu/Columbia Engineering.)
Saharan silver ants use special hairs to survive the harshest desert heat
June 18, 2015 - 4:41pm
June 17, 2015
By coating plastic with the spores, researchers created artificial muscles that extend and contract in response to changing humidity. Researchers present several devices powered by the shrinking and swelling of bacterial spores. (Xi Chen/Columbia University.)
This engine uses nothing but water and bacteria to power small devices
June 17, 2015 - 12:41pm
June 16, 2015
Dozens of U.S. companies bet on nuclear power revolution
June 16, 2015 - 3:22pm
June 3, 2015
Smalltooth sawfish are on the verge of extinction. But scientists have discovered that some of the fish, perhaps in an effort to survive, have resorted to "virgin births" in the wild. (Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission)
On the verge of extinction, female sawfish resort to 'virgin births' to survive
June 3, 2015 - 11:47am
May 29, 2015
Scientists are closing in on the secrets of plant photosynthesis
May 29, 2015 - 1:59pm
May 21, 2015
Antarctic glaciers once thought stable now thawing fast
May 21, 2015 - 4:07pm
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Smokers who quit may have brains hard-wired for success
May 21, 2015 - 4:01pm
May 19, 2015
New science standards include climate change instruction
May 19, 2015 - 1:49pm
May 18, 2015
International scientists converge on School of Mines campus
May 18, 2015 - 2:50pm
An opah is released with sensors to track temperatures as it dives off the California Coast in this undated handout photo provided by NOAA Fisheries/Southwest Fisheries Science Center. Researchers said in the journal Science on May 14, 2015, that opah, a deepwater denizen, is the first fish known to be fully warm-blooded, circulating heated blood throughout its body, enabling it to be a vigorous predator in frigid ocean depths. REUTERS/NOAA Fisheries/Southwest Fisheries Science Center
A deepwater fish joins mammals, birds in the warm-blooded club
May 18, 2015 - 1:33pm
May 15, 2015
 This is an artist's rendition of the dinosaur Anchiornis and a modern tinamou with premaxillary and palate bumps highlighted. Scientists have replicated the molecular processes that led from dinosaur snouts to the first bird beaks. (John Conway/Courtesy of Yale University)
Scientists turn bird beaks into dinosaur bones in evolution study
May 15, 2015 - 3:47pm
May 8, 2015
Fourth grade students line up to taste flavored bugs. From left, Wyatt Sweet, Paige Wilson, and Clarissa Trombley. (Amber Hiles)
Longfellow dedicates day to science discovery
May 8, 2015 - 8:32pm