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Giant Rotating Ice Disk Draws Attention, Visitors
Apps Let Everyone Help Track Health of Insect Populations
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Apps Let Everyone Help Track Health of Insect Populations

Giant Rotating Ice Disk Draws Attention, Visitors

By Katherine Roth |
Concern about dwindling native insect populations is one reason why. And new technology has made it easier to log insect sightings and become part of wide-reaching "citizen-sc...

Asteroids Are Smacking Earth Twice As Often As Before

Asteroids Are Smacking Earth Twice As Often As Before

By Seth Borenstein | Jan 20
For the past 290 million years, large asteroids have been crashing into Earth more than twice as often as they did in the previous 700 million years, according to a new study in Thursday's journal Science.

The Best Rx for Teens Addicted to Vaping? No One Knows

The Best Rx for Teens Addicted to Vaping? No One Knows

By Matthew Perrone | Jan 20
The nation's top health authorities agree: Teen vaping is an epidemic that now affects some 3.6 million underage users of Juul and other e-cigarettes. But no one seems to know the best way to help teenagers who may be addicted.

Curtain Rising Sunday Night on Total Lunar Eclipse

Curtain Rising Sunday Night on Total Lunar Eclipse

By Marcia Dunn | Jan 20
Sunday night, the Earth will slide directly between the moon and the sun, creating a total lunar eclipse. There won't be another until 2021.

World's Permafrost Gets Warmer; Siberia Rises the Most

World's Permafrost Gets Warmer; Siberia Rises the Most

Jan 20
Scientists say the world's permafrost is getting warmer, with temperatures increasing by an average of 0.3 degrees Celsius (0.54 Fahrenheit) over a decade.

Facebook Shuts Hundreds of Russia-Linked Pages, Accounts

Facebook Shuts Hundreds of Russia-Linked Pages, Accounts

By Kelvin Chan | Jan 20
Facebook said Thursday it removed hundreds of Russia-linked pages, groups and accounts that it says were part of two big disinformation operations, in its latest effort to fight fake news.