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What Triggered the Big Bang? It's Complicated (Op-Ed)
Big bang chaos
November 24th, 2015
What really happened at the start of the Big Bang?
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Why Sleep? Why Dream?
a whale holding up a flying airplane like a balloon
November 20th, 2015
When you sleep, where does your consciousness go?
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Einstein's Unfinished Dream: Marrying Relativity to the Quantum World
Quantum illustration
November 19th, 2015
How can Einstein's theories meld with the odd observations of the quantum world?
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Brain Connections Predict How Well You Can Pay Attention
Boy daydreaming, concentration, attention
November 23rd, 2015
Although the ability to sustain attention varies widely from person to person, characterizing these individual differences has been difficult.
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The Future of Driverless Vehicles (Roundtable)
Department of Transportation Pilot Safety
November 20th, 2015
You may not get along all that well with other drivers on the road, but eventually, your car might.
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Parents Don't Have all the Answers, and That's OK (Op-Ed)
Confused child with mom
November 19th, 2015
Anyone who has spent some time with young children know that they ask “why?” – a lot.
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8 Baby Turtles and Tortoises: Cute, and Critically Endangered (Photos)
Chinese Yellow-headed Box Turtle Hatchling, endangered species
November 6th, 2015
Can these tiny turtles help prevent their species' extinctions?
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Many Small Microaggressions Add Up to Something Big
angry women, microaggressions
November 21st, 2015
Often microaggressions take the form of unconsciously delivered instances of failing to acknowledge or making light of the experiences of others from different cultures, traditions, races – and they’re easily justified or ignored.
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A Prehistoric Murder Mystery: Earth's Worst Mass Extinctions
Bravaisberget mountain in southern Spitsbergen
November 20th, 2015
They were the worst of times. (Really, the worst.)
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For Severe Weather, 'Is This Climate Change?' Is the Wrong Question (Op-Ed)
Boulder, Colorado thunderstorm, severe weather
November 19th, 2015
Blaming severe storms on climate change? Not so fast.
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