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Orcas only need one breath between dives
Environment

Orcas only need one breath between dives

'Putting a Fitbit' on killer whales could help these endangered and threatened predators.

Female sea otters use tools more than males
Environment

Female sea otters use tools more than males

The furry mammals use sticks and even trash to crack open food.

Farmer finds hunk of charred space debris, potentially from a SpaceX rocket
Science

Farmer finds hunk of charred space debris, potentially from a SpaceX rocket

‘Originally, we just thought it was garbage until we got closer.’

In blink of an eye, robot sets new Rubik’s cube Guinness World Record
AI

In blink of an eye, robot sets new Rubik’s cube Guinness World Record

Mitsubishi’s TOKUFASTbot solved the iconic puzzle toy in 0.305 seconds.

How our brains differentiate music and speech
Biology

How our brains differentiate music and speech

Scientists are beginning to understand the auditory version of 'seeing faces in the cloud.'

The ‘White Dragon’ satellite will keep watch over our clouds
Climate Change

The ‘White Dragon’ satellite will keep watch over our clouds

A new era of atmospheric research launches today.

Clues from bird flu’s ground zero on dairy farms in the Texas panhandle
Science

Clues from bird flu’s ground zero on dairy farms in the Texas panhandle

Even though H5N1 has circulated for nearly 30 years, its recent arrival in U.S. dairy cattle was unexpected.

Double your productivity from anywhere with this portable 16-inch monitor

Double your productivity from anywhere with this portable 16-inch monitor

It’s 44 percent off until May 31 with this Memorial Day sale.

Buildup of gas caused Kīlauea to erupt like a stomp-rocket
Science

Buildup of gas caused Kīlauea to erupt like a stomp-rocket

The 2018 eruption dramatically changed the active volcano's landscape.

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