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  • Saturn is in opposition tonight, and you can see it live, right here

    Saturn is in opposition tonight, and you can see it live, right here

    Saturn will be shining more brightly tonight than at any other time of the year, and you can see it live, right here.  Beginning at 6 p.m. Friday the astronomy website Slooh.com will broadcast a live feed of Saturn from its telescopes in the Canary Islands. Slooh's telescope operators will focus...

  • Meet scientists' picks for the top 10 new species of 2015

    Meet scientists' picks for the top 10 new species of 2015

    Saturday is the 308th birthday of Carolus Linnaeus, the Swedish botanist who took it upon himself to classify all plants and animals on Earth. Taxonomists at the SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry celebrate the occasion by highlighting 10 fascinating species that were discovered...

  • Meet 10 species that intrigued scientists in 2015

    Meet 10 species that intrigued scientists in 2015

    Among roughly 18,000 species discovered in the past year, these 10 did the most to wow judges at the International Institute for Species Exploration, part of the State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry.  

  • In overweight teens, food ads appeal to mouth and brain

    In overweight teens, food ads appeal to mouth and brain

    When a sitcom's laugh track stops and the camera pans seductively up the height of a glistening bacon cheeseburger, the teen brain snaps to attention - especially if that brain sits atop a body that carries excess fat, a new study says.

  • 3,400 years after her death, scientists track a girl's travels

    3,400 years after her death, scientists track a girl's travels

    In 1921, archaeologists exploring an ancient burial mound near Egtved, a village in Denmark, unearthed the grave of a girl estimated to have been 16 to 18 years old when she died.

  • Dogs split from the wolf pack earlier than thought, DNA analysis suggests

    Dogs split from the wolf pack earlier than thought, DNA analysis suggests

    A new analysis of ancient wolf DNA has shed new light on the murky early history of man's best friend, suggesting that dogs split from wolves as many as 27,000 to 40,000 years ago -- not 11,000 to 16,000 years ago, as earlier genome research had proposed.

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