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New simulation offers sneak preview of solar eclipse
Don't want to wait until Monday to watch the eclipse? A team of researchers at Predictive Science Inc. (PSI) has a solution for you, a computer simulation of the much-anticipated total solar eclipse.
Animation: The anatomy of a solar eclipse (Video)
What to watch for on Monday, August 21
The algae that terraformed Earth
A planetary takeover by ocean-dwelling algae 650 million years ago was the kick that transformed life on Earth.
Research reveals how neurons communicate
New research at the University of Pittsburgh suggested scientists have misunderstood the neuron communication process, specifically the dopamine release mechanism.
Robot, heal thyself
A new type of soft robot can go under the knife and make a full recovery in about a day.
Ancient fish fossil reveals human-like jaw structure
Australian scientists have discovered a 400-million-year-old fish fossil featuring a human-like jaw structure.
What is this pale blue dot 4 billion miles away in space? (Video)
It’s a pale blue speck in the unimaginable expanse of space, a cosmic grain of sand less than one pixel wide against a background of endless night.
'Frankenstein dinosaur' mystery solved
Scientists have solved the puzzle of the so-called ‘Frankenstein dinosaur’, which seems to consist of body parts from unrelated species.
How friction evolves during an earthquake
By simulating earthquakes in a lab, engineers at Caltech have documented the evolution of friction during an earthquake — measuring what could once only be inferred and shedding light on one of the biggest unknowns in earthquake modeling.
Deep-sea animals eating plastic fibers from clothing
Far beneath the ocean waves lies the benthic zone — the cold dark region at the bottom of the sea that is home to some of the most important marine organisms, called meiofauna.
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