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Butterflies and moths suck up pollen with static electricity

While bees get most of the pollination hype, butterflies and moths are some of our planet’s power pollinators. While in flight, they collect so much static electricity that pollen grains from flowers are pulled up without the insects even touching the plants. The pollen can travel in air gaps across several millimeters or centimeters this

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Ram’s vision for a three-row pickup truck could be closer to reality than you think

Truck builder Ram unveiled its first all-electric truck, the Ram 1500 Revolution, early last year. As Ram hoped, its targeted range of about 500 miles sent a buzz through the industry; as the country builds up charging infrastructure, big range numbers and fast charging attract the most attention. The Revolution also showcased a host of

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Sharks are testing positive for cocaine

Fish ingesting microplastics is bad enough, but new analysis points to additional humanmade issues. According to a study published on July 15 in Science of the Total Environment, researchers at Brazil’s Oswaldo Cruz Foundation have confirmed trace amounts of cocaine and its main metabolite, benzoylecgonine, in at least 13 Brazilian sharpnose sharks purchased from commercial

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NASA drops 25 dazzling images to celebrate Chandra X-ray space telescope

On July 23, 1999, the Chandra X-ray space telescope began its journey. The orbiting telescope launched aboard Space Shuttle Columbia and was named after astrophysicist Subrahmanyan Chandrasekhar. While originally only intended to be operational for five years, Chandra has spent 25 years floating in space, transmitting useful scientific insights and becoming a stalwart source of

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How will astronauts handle expired drugs on Mars?

Doctors advise against taking expired medications, but what do you do if you’re stationed on Mars with no pharmacy in sight? That’s the main question posed by Duke University School of Medicine researchers in a study published on July 23 in npj Microgravity. Researchers conclude that if astronauts ever intend to travel beyond the International

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The 2024 Hyundai Ioniq 5 N is the EV that driving enthusiasts have been waiting for

For decades, sports car obsessives have taken some of the inherent traits of internal combustion for granted. While EV technology has comprehensively proven its worth in high-performance applications, it has also removed several important elements of sensory feedback that enthusiasts have long enjoyed–and relied upon..  These characteristics may be relics of the past to some,

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This iPhone feature will filter out spam and texts from people you don’t know

Text spam can also be dangerous: Scammers are taking money and breaking hearts. Beyond that, though, it’s just plain annoying. When I open iMessages on my iPhone, I want to scroll through messages from friends and family, not a never-ending list of scammers who tried to reach me.  The good news is that there’s a

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Jupiter’s Great Red Spot keeps shrinking

Jupiter’s Great Red Spot is shrinking. The biggest windstorm in the solar system has been slowly declining for decades, but some new research may explain why. There are fewer storms feeding this giant anticyclone, causing it to shrink. The findings are detailed in a study published in the September 2024 issue of the journal Icarus. 

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No sex? No problem. These tiny, asexual animals steal genes to make their own medicine 

Bdelloid rotifers are ancient, asexual, oddballs. The teeny-tiny freshwater animals have seemingly persisted without sex, and the evolutionary advantages it brings, for an estimated 25 million years. New research sheds light on how this lineage of resilient aquatic organisms may have survived so long and spread worldwide–from damp moss to Antarctic ice sheets–absent sexual gene

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