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How Animals Hacked The Rainbow And Got Stumped On Blue

Wed, 11/12/2014 - 2:47am

There's more than one way to make color, nature tells us. And more than one way to use it to your own advantage.

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Tennis Players Are Getting Their First Servings Of Sabermetrics

Tue, 11/11/2014 - 6:24pm

Players and managers in major team sports have leveraged sophisticated data analyses for years to improve game-time performance. Now one-on-one athletes are picking up Moneyball tactics, too.

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After Their Numbers Plummet, NOAA Bans Cod Fishing In Gulf Of Maine

Tue, 11/11/2014 - 3:16pm

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration is shutting down cod fishing, from Provincetown up to the Canadian border. No fishermen — commercial or recreational — may trawl or use certain large nets that might catch cod.

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Regulators Ban Cod Fishing In New England As Stocks Dwindle

Tue, 11/11/2014 - 3:16pm

The federal government is shutting down cod fishing in the Gulf of Maine for the next six months. But fishermen, who now face an uncertain future, dispute the government's cod counts.

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How 'The Hot Zone' Got It Wrong And Other Tales Of Ebola's History

Tue, 11/11/2014 - 10:04am

Do people with Ebola actually cry tears of blood? What happens if the U.S. Army thinks you might have Ebola? We catch up with science writer David Quammen to discuss truths and myths about the virus.

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Researchers To Attempt Robotic Landing On Comet's Surface

Tue, 11/11/2014 - 2:30am

Putting a probe on a comet's surface would be a first for mankind. But it doesn't look like it will be easy.

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Fraught U.S.-Russia Relationship Could Undermine Nuclear Security

Mon, 11/10/2014 - 3:30pm

A former head of the Los Alamos National Laboratory has worked with Russia for years on securing loose nukes and upgrading facilities in the former Soviet Union. Siegfried Hecker is now writing a book about two decades of of nuclear cooperation.

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These Xs Are The Same Shade, So What's That Say About Color?

Mon, 11/10/2014 - 3:30pm

Never mind the physics. Color isn't just a particular wavelength of light, it turns out. It's a fascinating mix of context, and what's happening outside and inside your head.

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