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Science Wire | Aug 03, 2015

Philae lander finds life ingredients on comet

The data suggest that the organic compounds that eventually translated into organisms here on Earth existed in the early solar system, says scientist.

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Science Wire | Jul 28, 2015

Ant expert gives Ant-Man thumbs up

A Boston University biology professor says the movie is “a turning point for ants in cinema,” although he has a few quibbles with the science.

Education and warnings, such as this one in California, can help. Photo credit: Gino Zahnd/flickr
Science Wire | Jul 23, 2015

Good news! More sharks!

White shark populations are growing. Here’s why that’s good news.

Image credit: CERN
Science Wire | Jul 21, 2015

Large Hadron Collider discovers new particle

They’re calling them pentaquarks. What you need to know of the latest discovery about the tiny particles that make up our world.

360º view around the point of Philae's final touchdown. The three feet of Philae’s landing gear can be seen in some of the frames. Superimposed on top of the image is a sketch of the Philae lander in the configuration the lander team believed it was in November 2014.  Image credit: ESA/Rosetta/Philae/CIVA
Science Wire | Jul 20, 2015

Philae comet lander falls silent

The Rosetta team is hoping that a software patch will help re-establish reliable contact with the little Philae lander, lodged somewhere on the comet’s surface.

Image credit:  JD Hancock
Science Wire | Jul 20, 2015

Intelligent life in the universe?

Scientific arguments suggest that alien civilizations should be common in our galaxy. If so, where is everybody? That question is known as the Fermi paradox.

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Science Wire | Jul 15, 2015

We’re not heading into mini ice age

Any drop in solar activity will be dwarfed by the impact of increased carbon dioxide in the atmosphere, says Jim Wild of Lancaster University.

What can what’s on the moon tell us about our home planet? Image credit: NASA,
Science Wire | Jul 11, 2015

What the moon tells us about Earth

Moon might harbor bits blasted off Earth billions of years ago. These lunar time capsules could hold secrets of what Earth was like as life first emerged.

Don’t fence me in: a coyote finds Portland, Oregon a perfectly good habitat. Photo credit: automotocycle/flickr
Science Wire | Jul 08, 2015

Urban wildlife is here to stay

Cities adapt to growing ranks of coyotes, cougars and other urban wildlife

Who’s a clever boy then? Photo credit: D Coetzee/Flickr
Science Wire | Jul 06, 2015

How the parrots got its chat

New findings help explain how parrots, just like humans, can talk and dance.