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Giant Rotating Ice Disk Draws Attention, Visitors
Apps Let Everyone Help Track Health of Insect Populations
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Apps Let Everyone Help Track Health of Insect Populations

Giant Rotating Ice Disk Draws Attention, Visitors

By Katherine Roth |
Concern about dwindling native insect populations is one reason why. And new technology has made it easier to log insect sightings and become part of wide-reaching "citizen-sc...

Researchers Come Face to Face with Huge Great White Shark

Researchers Come Face to Face with Huge Great White Shark

By Caleb Jones | Jan 19
Two shark researchers who came face-to-face with what could be one of the largest great whites ever recorded are using their encounter as an opportunity to push for legislation that would protect sharks in Hawaii.

Life in Limbo: Leftover Embryos Vex Clinics, Couples

Life in Limbo: Leftover Embryos Vex Clinics, Couples

By Marilynn Marchione | Jan 19
Tens of thousands of embryos are stuck in limbo in fertility clinics, leftovers from pregnancy attempts and broken dreams of parenthood.

Robot Recreates the Walk of A 290-Million-Year-Old Creature

Robot Recreates the Walk of A 290-Million-Year-Old Creature

By Christina Larson | Jan 19
How did the earliest land animals move? Scientists have used a nearly 300-million-year old fossil skeleton and preserved ancient footprints to create a moving robot model of prehistoric life.

Why U.S. Classrooms Are Starting to Resemble Arcades

Why U.S. Classrooms Are Starting to Resemble Arcades

By Michael Melia | Jan 19
It's 1 o'clock on a Wednesday afternoon, and about 20 children are watching a screen at the front of the room as they take turns navigating challenges and collecting virtual currency to unlock powers. It's all part of a Home Ec lesson.

Memories of Eating Influence Your Next Meal

Memories of Eating Influence Your Next Meal

By Marise Parent, Georgia State University | Jan 19
Of course you know that eating is vital to your survival, but have you ever thought about how your brain controls how much you eat, when you eat and what you eat?