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Holly Clark Coburn is a freelance editor and writer. She studied biology and art at a liberal arts school and received an MFA in creative writing.
Not just any loud sound will shatter a glass. It has to be the right resonant frequency.
Watching hummingbirds in slow motion has turned up new insights into their behavior – like how males use their tail feathers to “sing” to females.
Jumping spider eyes have special receptors for green light in their multi-layered retina, according to a new study.
Researchers create a robot face — Mask-bot — animated by the beam of an internal projector.
Mercury’s weak magnetic field provides little protection for our sun’s innermost planet from the fierce solar wind, a squall of charged particles from the sun.
Study shows how two highly intelligent bird species use native talents to inform their decisions.
Astrophysicists have scrutinized X-rays from accretion disks surrounding eight black holes and confirmed differences between black hole observation and theory.
The Chilean volcanic eruption on Saturday, June 4, 2011 reached six miles up into the sky and sent a plume of ash toward Argentina.
The European Southern Observatory designated six Photo Ambassadors, who share their dazzling view with the world.
An animation from the Planetary Habitability Laboratory shows Earth during the Cambrian Period, when land masses clustered in the southern hemisphere.
Go young moon hunting this week
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