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  1. Languages are being wiped out by economic growthRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Sep 2 | Science

    The world's roughly 7000 known languages are disappearing faster than species, with a different tongue dying approximately every 2 weeks.


  2. Geneticists decry book on race and evolutionRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 8, 2014 | Science

    A best-seller by former New York Times science writer Nicholas Wade about recent human evolution and its potential effects on human cultures has drawn critical reviews since its spring publication.


  3. U.S. Energy Department to make researchers' papers freeRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 4, 2014 | Science

    The U.S. Department of Energy today unveiled its answer to a White House mandate to make the research papers it funds free for anyone to read: a Web portal that will link to full-text papers a year after they're published.


  4. Hubble finds vast reservoir of gas near the Milky WayRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 8, 2014 | Science

    D. Nidever et al., NRAO/AUI/NSF, and A. Mellinger, Leiden-Argentine-Bonn Survey; Parkes , Westerbork, and Arecibo Observatories Magellanic magic.


  5. Tibetans inherited high-altitude gene from ancient humanRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 2, 2014 | Science

    A "superathlete" gene that helps Sherpas and other Tibetans breathe easy at high altitudes was inherited from an ancient species of human.


  6. A volcanic eruption probably wouldn't make you moveRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 23, 2014 | Science

    When Mount Kelud, a volcano on the Indonesian island of Java, erupted in February, nearby villages were blanketed with ash and gravel and an estimated 100,000 people fled their homes, filling the news with images of displaced people .


  7. Invisibility Cloaking Goes Film NoirRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 5, 2014 | Science

    Imagine a scene from a 1940s crime movie. Backlit by a streetlamp, a shadowy figure lurks within a luminous fog .


  8. Spacecraft Returns Seven Particles From Birth of the Solar SystemRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 21, 2014 | Science

    A real lightweight. Weighing in at 3.1 trillionths of a gram, the Orion interstellar dust particle was captured by a tennis racket-like collector on the Stardust spacecraft after it flew by comet Wild 2. The particle is mapped here by its composition-red marks aluminum, green iron, and blue magnesium.


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