An artist's rendering of the Extremely Large Telescope.

The World's Largest Optical Telescope Is Coming Together

The European Southern Observatory has started building the world's largest optical telescope in Chile.


A multirotor drone flying at a trade fair
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Hobbyists No Longer Need To Register Drones With The US Government

Electron Rocket takes off
Rocket Lab

This Small, 3-D Printed Rocket Could Make It Easier To Get To Space

Marijuana plant

Cannabis Chemical Could Help Children With Severe Epilepsy Disorder

An adult flamingo standing amongst chicks
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Scientists Tackle The Big Question: How Flamingos Sleep On One Leg

Juno spacecraft flying by Jupiter

Juno's First Results Show Us Jupiter Is One Seriously Angry Giant

A tray of fish on display
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A Company's Plan To Fix Fisheries Has Scientists Feeling Skeptical

Blue Whale in the water
Silverback Films / BBC

Blue Whales Weren't Always The Giants They Are Today

Eastern black rhinoceros grazing in field
Michelle Gadd, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service / CC BY 2.0

The Eastern Black Rhinoceros Has Officially Returned To Rwanda

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Instagram Might Not Be Great For Young People's Mental Health

Collapsed permafrost
U.S. Geological Survey

Climate Change Is Melting The Arctic Ice Out From Under Our Buildings

Alaska’s Pavlof Volcano captured from the International Space Station
NASA Goddard Space Flight Center

How And Why Do We Study The Deadly Phenomenon Of Volcanic Lightning?

Mark Zuckerberg
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Mark Zuckerberg Does Not Want To Be Your Next Politician

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America's Trees Are Trying To Outrun Threats By Heading North And West

A car in "Grand Theft Auto V"
Twitch / Sentdex

An AI Is Learning To Drive In 'Grand Theft Auto.' It's Going ... Great

The Svalbard Global Seed Vault in the Arctic Circle
Noway's Ministry of Agriculture and Food / CC BY ND 2.0

Melting Arctic Ice Jeopardizes Humanity's Plant Backup Plan

Bags of donated blood
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A Stem Cell Breakthrough Could Solve The Blood Donor Problem

An employee for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention / James Gathany

Trump's Federal Hiring Freeze Might Still Affect Hundreds Of CDC Jobs

Inside the U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame
NASA / Kennedy Space Center

What's Better Than Going To Space? Being In The Astronaut Hall Of Fame

A virtual reality therapy game
Newsy Staff

How Virtual Therapy Can Lead To Real-World Healing

Headstones at Presidio National Cemetery
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About Half Of All Deaths Don't Have A Recorded Cause

Operation Crossroads
United States Department of Defense

We Aren't Just Changing Earth's Weather, We're Changing Space's, Too

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg delivers a speech.
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EU Fines Facebook Over $100 Million For Misleading Merger

Moss-covered region in Antarctica
Matt Amesbury

A Greener Antarctica Isn't Always A Good Thing

Fake caterpillar on a leaf
Chung Yu Tak

Worried About Predator Attacks? Stay Away From The Equator

Fidget Spinner in motion
Robert Couse-Baker / CC BY 2.0

Fidget Spinners' Stress Relief Claims Are Under The Microscope

Two women try Google Daydream VR
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Google's Next Daydream VR Headset: A Stand-Alone Model

A parrotlet hops to a new perch
Diana Chin, Lentink Lab

Before Birds Could Fly, Dinosaurs Had To Learn To Hop

Close-up of a bumblebee covered in pollen
Kalle Gustafsson / CC BY 2.0

When Choosing Flowers, Bees Go For Their Nicotine Fix

Characters from the "Sonic Forces" game
Sega / "Sonic Forces"

The New 'Sonic' Game Lets Fans Insert Their Own Characters

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North Korea Could Be Linked To The WannaCry Cyberattack