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Why Scientists Are Battling Over Pleasure

Why Scientists Are Battling Over Pleasure

Is the pleasure of enjoying a Leonardo da Vinci painting really any different than the pleasure we get from eating chocolate?

Do Bees Know Nothing?

Do Bees Know Nothing?

Not only can a honey bee count, it understands the concept of zero, according to researchers.

Moving, Without Feet to Do So

Moving, Without Feet to Do So

Cilia are hairlike structures that project from cells. They can move in coordinated, rhythmic waves that propel organisms through water.

Jennifer Doudna, a Pioneer Who Helped Simplify Genome Editing

Jennifer Doudna, a Pioneer Who Helped Simplify Genome Editing

Dr. Jennifer A. Doudna. Three years ago, she helped make one of the most monumental discoveries in biology.

Grieving Orca Carries Dead Calf for More Than 3 Days: ‘She’s Just Not Letting Go’

Grieving Orca Carries Dead Calf for More Than 3 Days: ‘She’s Just Not Letting Go’

An orca whale has carried her dead calf on her nose for days in the Pacific Northwest.

States Confront the Spread of a Deadly Disease in Deer

States Confront the Spread of a Deadly Disease in Deer

Game warden Keith Knighton, left, with a buck shot by Brodie McDonald during a special hunt to check for chronic wasting disease in deer in Montana last month.

Debunked: The Strange Tale of Pope Gregory and the Rabbits

Debunked: The Strange Tale of Pope Gregory and the Rabbits

A European rabbit. A new report debunked the long-held scientific tale that rabbits were domesticated in 600 A.D. because a pope declared their fetal meat to be like fish and therefore O.K. to eat during Lent.

Astronomers’ Dark Energy Hopes Fade to Gray

Astronomers’ Dark Energy Hopes Fade to Gray

A remnant from a Type 1A supernova observed in the Milky Way, one of the cosmic markers of how fast the universe is expanding. Observing exploding stars helped astronomers first discover the existence of dark energy nearly 20 years ago.

Mars InSight: NASA’s Journey Into the Red Planet’s Deepest Mysteries

Mars InSight: NASA’s Journey Into the Red Planet’s Deepest Mysteries

The landing site for the Mars InSight mission is “as close to a 100 kilometer-long parking lot as we could find anywhere,” said the mission’s principal investigator.


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