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Gray wolves in snow. Image credit: University of Buffalo
Science Wire | Aug 28, 2015

Did glaciers lure wolves back to California?

More than 90 years after California’s last wolf was killed, a pack has been observed near Mt. Shasta. Are the mountain’s glaciers a reason the wolves chose this location?

A frozen lake of water-ice on the floor of a 35 km wide impact crater on Mars. Image credit: ESA/DLR/FU Berlin (G. Neukum)
Science Wire | Aug 26, 2015

Liquid water elsewhere in our solar system?

If so, where are we likely to find it? Could we ever get to it? Would we be able to drink it? A planetary geoscientist explains.

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Science Wire | Aug 24, 2015

Global warming makes California drought worse

A new study suggests that natural forces are behind California’s drought, but that global warming has contributed 8-27% to the drought’s severity.

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Science Wire | Aug 20, 2015

Why do volcanoes erupt?

Volcanoes are channels that transfer molten rock from Earth’s crust to the surface. Here’s why eruptions happen.

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Science Wire | Aug 18, 2015

Space weather threatens equatorial regions too

Damaging electric currents in space affect Earth’s equatorial region, not just the poles, according to new research.

Searching for alien acquaintances. Image credit: Lewis Francis/wikimedia
Science Wire | Aug 04, 2015

Breakthrough Listen not all about aliens

New SETI project will scan the skies for signs of alien communications, but might also unveil other secrets about the universe.

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Science Wire | Aug 03, 2015

What the Philae comet lander found

Philae data suggest that organic compounds – which eventually translated into living organisms here on Earth – existed in the early solar system.

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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.