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Disney's New Robot Scales Walls…Like Spidey

If Spider-Man had a robot sidekick, this would be it. A new four-wheeled bot named VertiGo looks like a remote-controlled car that a kid might build. But the little machine…

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Cobwebs Hold Genetic Secrets About Spiders and Their Prey

You may want to think twice before vacuuming up any pesky cobwebs you find around your home — these messy spider lairs may contain valuable information (valuable to scientists, that…

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Not So Precious: Eyeless 'Smeagol' Arachnid Discovered in Underground Lair

In a deep, dank cave in Brazil, a pale, blind creature lurks, never venturing out to feel the sun. No, it's not a monster; it's Smeagol (SMEE-guhl), or Iandumoema smeagol,…

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UNESCO Celebrates 70th Anniversary with High-Tech Light Show

The United Nations Educational, Scientific & Cultural Organization (UNESCO) is celebrating its 70th anniversary this year with some very high-tech decorations. Today (Nov. 16), a slew of superpowerful projectors will…

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F-35 Fighter Jet Blasts Through 1st-Ever Airborne Gun Test

A secret door opens up. A trigger is pulled. A four-barrel machine gun blasts a spray of rounds into midair. This is what it looks like when an F-35 Lightning…

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Apple-1 Computer & Rare Enigma Machine Up for Auction

Forget scanning electron microscopes, high-speed centrifuges & computer-controlled telescopes — some of the coolest science tools ever made are totally analog, incredibly old & available for purchase as part of…

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Science Gets Wacky: Ig Nobel Awards Return Tonight (How to Watch Live)

It's that time of year again: time to honor, show respect for & poke pleasant at the weird & wonderful world of science. Tonight, the Ig Nobel awards return. The…

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Double Whammy: 2 Meteors Hit Ancient Earth at the Same Time

It's not altogether uncommon to hear approximately double rainbows, yet what approximately a double meteor strike? It's a rare event, yet researchers in Sweden recently found evidence that two meteors…

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California's Killer Bees Are Spreading North

Bad news for apiphobes: "Killer" bees are on the move in the United States. Scientists from the University of California, San Diego recently collected hundreds of bees around the Golden…

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Kermit the Cannibal? Frogs Sometimes Eat Each Other

It's a frog-eat-frog world out there. While it may seem like frogs are insectivores (a long tongue snatching a fly comes to mind), these amphibians are actually "generalist" carnivores. They…

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