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December 28, 2017
Science stories you might have missed in 2017
December 28, 2017 - 5:02pm
December 24, 2017
Kepler-90 is a 14th magnitude star in Draco near the border with Cygnus, a.k.a. the Northern Cross. Courtesy photo / Stellarium
Artificial intelligence helps nail 8-planet solar system like our own
December 24, 2017 - 11:53am
December 22, 2017
Good manners and cold-and-flu season share an uneasy relationship. (Matt Huynh/The New York Times) Copyright 2017 New York Times
This may be a bad flu season, especially around the holidays
December 22, 2017 - 11:15am
December 20, 2017
On the eve of the shortest day of the year, Nicholas Brown of the North Dakota Grain Inspection service, pours a pail of wheat that had been sampled,  back into a rail car at the Finley Farmers Grain and Elevator Co. Eric Hylden/ Forum News Service
Earth's tilt the reason for the season (and seasons)
December 20, 2017 - 8:52pm
December 18, 2017
Warning sign near Area 51. Photo from Wikimedia Commons
The government admits it studies UFOs. So about those Area 51 conspiracy theories …
December 18, 2017 - 8:54am
December 12, 2017
This visitor from beyond our solar system will be probed for signs of life
December 12, 2017 - 12:19pm
December 10, 2017
This NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope image reveals the Cosmic Snake, a distant galaxy peppered with clumpy regions of intense star formation that appear warped by the effect of gravitational lensing. This giant arc-like galaxy is actually behind the huge galaxy cluster MACSJ1206.2-0847, but thanks to the cluster’s gravity, we can see it from Earth.
Behold the cosmic snake
December 10, 2017 - 8:47am
December 8, 2017
Adaptive optics image of Payne's retina. JAMA Ophthalmology-New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai
The solar eclipse burned a crescent wound on a woman's retina. She wasn't wearing proper glasses.
December 8, 2017 - 1:07pm
Image from Pixabay
Alaska just reported one of the most extreme snowfall rates on record: 10 inches per hour
December 8, 2017 - 12:41pm
November 26, 2017
This artist’s impression shows the temperate planet Ross 128 b, with its red dwarf parent star in the background. The new world is now the second-closest temperate planet to be detected after Proxima b. It is also the closest planet to be discovered orbiting an inactive red dwarf star, which may increase the likelihood that this planet could potentially sustain life. Contributed photo
Newfound planet only 11 light-years away could support life
November 26, 2017 - 8:45am
November 22, 2017
Dinosaurs, gods and marshmallows: A Thanksgiving science quiz
November 22, 2017 - 7:30am
December 21, 2012
Patrick Guilfoile: Men on the brain
December 21, 2012 - 7:14pm
November 26, 2012
Patrick Guilfoile: Humans as walking Petri dishes
November 26, 2012 - 12:03am
Patrick Guilfoile: Keeping aging children young
October 26, 2012 - 8:28pm
October 12, 2012
Patrick Guilfoile column: An incredible hammer on a shrimp
October 12, 2012 - 6:54pm
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