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  1. Animals

    Giant worms may have hidden beneath the ancient seafloor to ambush prey

    Twenty-million-year-old tunnels unearthed in Taiwan may have been home to creatures similar to today’s monstrous bobbit worms.

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  2. Tech

    A robot made with a Venus flytrap can grab fragile objects

    Scientists have “borrowed” the hair-trigger leaves of Venus flytraps to make a gentle grabber that can be controlled by a cellphone app.

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  3. Math

    Scientists Say: Outlier

    Data points often fall within a normal range. When one data point sticks out a lot, it might be an outlier.

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  4. Space

    Exploding neutron star proves to be energy standout of the cosmos

    This is what scientists had suspected. But until one showed up outside our galaxy, they couldn’t be sure. Now they are.

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  5. Science & Society

    New technology can get inside your head. Are you ready?

    New technologies aim to listen to — and maybe even change — your brain activity. But just because scientists can do this, should they?

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  6. Science & Society

    People are concerned about tech tinkering with our minds

    It’s not science fiction: Science can already eavesdrop on and influence our thoughts. Here’s what our readers think about it.

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  7. Animals

    How do you build a centaur?

    A centaur has the torso of a human and the body of a horse. It may sound cool, but it wouldn’t work very well.

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  8. Climate

    2020 was warmest year on record for Earth’s oceans

    2020 continued the trend of record-breaking heat for the world’s oceans. The three previous warmest years on record were 2019, 2017 and 2018.

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  9. Earth

    Let’s learn about snow

    Snow is more than just frozen water vapor. Scientists are studying everything from its shape to other planets where snowflakes fall.

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  10. Animals

    Scientists Say: Organelle

    An organelle is a part of a cell with a particular function. Like organs. But for cells.

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  11. Animals

    Choked by bacteria, some starfish are turning to goo

    For years, researchers thought gooey, dying starfish were infected. Instead, these sea stars are suffocating. And bacteria may be behind it all.

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  12. Space

    Space travel may harm health by damaging cells’ powerhouses

    Biochemical changes after going to space suggest that harm to cells’ energy-producing structures, called mitochondria, could explain astronauts’ health issues.

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