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Do We Live in a Hologram? Physicists Aim to Find Out
Physicists have turned on an experiment that could reveal whether the three-dimensional world we perceive is created by a two-dimensional hologram.
Scientists Raise 'Walking' Fish to Study Evolution
An unusual species of fish that can walk and breathe air shows how ancient tetrapods may have adapted to life on land, researchers say.
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Oldest Known Wine Cellar Was Party Central in Galilee
Archaeologists have discovered the world's oldest known wine cellar in the ruins of a palatial compound in Upper Galilee .
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California Forests Hit by Huge Rim Fire Will Be Logged
The logging industry said the operation will pay for restoring the forest, but environmentalists said disrupting the land would harm birds.
Gabriela Barreto Lemos
Spooky! Quantum Quirk Sheds Light on Schroedinger's Cat
By sending green, red and yellow laser beams down a path to a detector, researchers have shed light on the "Schrödinger's cat" thought experiment.
U.S. Protects 20 Coral Species as Threatened
Five of the species are found off Florida, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands and the rest in the Pacific near Guam and American Samoa.
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Severed Snake Heads Can Still Bite -- and Often Do
A spitting cobra in China reportedly bit a man 20 minutes after the animal was decapitated. Turns out that is pretty common.
NASA / MSFC
NASA Green-Lights Giant Rocket, but Schedule Slips
NASA says it has given the formal go-ahead for its heavy-lift Space Launch System, but the first test launch might have to slip to November 2018.
Jessica Hill / AP
Blizzards Won't End as Winters Grow Warmer: Study
In fact, some high-latitude regions of the Northern Hemisphere might see more snow in extreme events, even as overall snowfall there declines.
Mystery of Death Valley's Moving Rocks Solved
Thanks to video, time-lapse photographs and GPS tracking, there's now a natural explanation for Racetrack Playa's sailing stones.
ROBERT F. BUKATY / AP file
Researchers Turn Bad Memories Into Good Using Light
Ever had a bad breakup ruin your memory of that perfect Caribbean vacation spot? Here's a new way to change emotion-laden memories.
SS Crew Earth Observations Facility and the Earth Science and Remote Sensing Unit, Johnson Space Center
Strange Spikes Across Siberia Puzzle Astronauts
The sight of dark-green features running along the Kulunda Steppe left astronauts stumped, according to NASA's Earth Observatory.
Spectacular Solar Flare Erupts from the Sun
Two spacecraft captured video of an explosive solar flare on Sunday morning. Thankfully, it's not pointed at Earth.
James LaPlante / Reuters
What a Catch! Rare Blue Lobster Gets a New Home
A rare blue lobster caught off the coast of Maine has been spared the boiling pot for a new home.
Rob Lovitt for NBC News
River Reborn: Elwha Flows Wild and Free Again
The removal of dams on Washington state's Olympic Peninsula marks a new era for the river, its ecosystem and those who come to experience it.
SpaceX Holds Up Satellite Launch for 'Triple-Check'
SpaceX CEO Elon Musk says the launch of the Asiasat 6 satellite has been postponed to provide extra time for a "triple-check" of the Falcon 9 rocket.
Left Your Car Door Open? Super-Hi-Res Satellite Can Tell
DigitalGlobe's WorldView-3 satellite has sent back its first ultra-high-resolution views of Earth less than two weeks after its launch.
Space Junk Tracking Site Planned in Australia
Lockheed Martin and Australia-based Electro Optic Systems are partnering up to establish a new laser-based space junk tracking site.
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60,000-Year-Old Mammoth Skeleton Found in North Texas
Marty McEwen was working on a gravel pit when when he hit something unusual with his excavator. It turned out to be a mammoth tusk.
Pat Rawlings / NASA file
Crowdfunded Space Elevator Experiment Is Coming Up
The idea of riding an elevator into outer space is still a giant leap, but a crowdfunded experiment could soon take one small step toward that goal.
Nick Ut / AP file
New Climate Report Draft: Warming May Be Irreversible
Global warming is here, human-caused and probably already dangerous — and it's increasingly likely that it could be irreversible, the draft says.
NASA Earth Observatory
Mesocyclone's Effect: Supercell Towers Over Carolinas
A storm column stretches up 50,000 feet into the atmosphere in a stunning image from the NASA Earth Observatory.
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Small Earthquake, Aftershocks Shake Napa Region
The 3.9-magnitude earthquake near American Canyon early Tuesday was accompanied by at least three aftershocks — two days after a major quake hit.
Greek Culture Ministry via AP
Sad Scientists Say Ancient Greek Tomb Was Looted
Archaeologists have entered an ancient tomb that lies under a burial mound in northern Greece — and say it appears to have been looted in antiquity.
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