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A Severe Solar Storm Is Hitting the Earth, and Auroras May Be Visible

Officials warned of potential blackouts or interference with navigation and communication systems this weekend, as well as northern lights as…

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From Ancient Charcoal, Hints of Wildfires to Come

By digging into the geologic record, scientists are learning how wildfires shaped — and were shaped by — climate change…

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Tuna Crabs, Neither Tuna Nor Crabs, Are Swarming Near San Diego

Divers and marine biologists are getting a window into the lives of a red crustacean most often found in the…

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Massive Fossil Donation Helps Brazil’s National Museum Rise From the Ashes

A gift from abroad of more than 1,100 Brazilian fossils aims to step up efforts to rebuild the country’s National…

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Why You Can Hear the Temperature of Water

A science video maker in China couldn’t find a good explanation for why hot and cold water sound different, so…

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The Ever-Resilient Pupfish Makes a Comeback in Death Valley

The spring population of the critically endangered species is at a 25-year high, a surprising rebound in a tiny desert…

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Afraid of Cicadas? This Entomologist Wants to Change That.

Sammy Ramsey casts the mass emergence of the big, red-eyed bugs as a love story, not an insect apocalypse.

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When These Snakes Play Dead, Soiling Themselves Is Part of the Act

Dice snakes found on an island in southeastern Europe fully commit themselves to the role of ex-reptile.

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Scientists Find an ‘Alphabet’ in Whale Songs

Ever since the discovery of whale songs almost 60 years ago, scientists have been trying to decipher their lyrics. Are…

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How to Know When a Good Dog Has Gone Bad

Gov. Kristi Noem suggested that President Biden should have euthanized the family dog, as she did. Animal experts said that…

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