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Default ringtones are boring. Here’s how to make your own notifications.  -  11 days ago
Your phone chirps all the time. Why not customize those noises? Here's how to create your own smartphone ringtones and notifications.

The Hunt Is On for Moons Around Ultima Thule  -  11 days ago
The most distant celestial object ever explored may well have moons, and astronomers are trying hard to find them.

Should You Take Off Your Shoes Indoors?  -  11 days ago
The soles of your shoes are festooned with hundreds of thousands of bacteria. What happens when you bring them home?

Dino Graveyard: Photos of Dinosaur National Monument  -  11 days ago
The world's richest quarry of dinosaur fossils is located in the American West, at Dinosaur National Monument.

Eclipse Season 2019 Kicks Off with a Partial Solar Eclipse This Weekend!  -  11 days ago
A partial solar eclipse will cross Siberia and East Asia on Jan. 6.

The Fight over Abortion Heats Up, 1969; The Price of Helium, 1919  -  11 days ago
Innovation and discovery as chronicled in Scientific American

Prehistoric Shark May Have Caught a Dinner on the Wing

A fossil tooth hints at a startling interaction between an ancient shark and a flying reptile.\

Election Chaos Is Making History’s Second-Largest Ebola Outbreak Worse  -  11 days ago
The Democratic Republic of Congo government cut the internet. People attacked medical facilities. NGOs relocated their staff.

Books of 2019: Our pick of the best forthcoming reads  -  11 days ago
From what to do about Einstein to tricks for survival to doing away with sexist neurotrash, it is looking like a good year for books

Ducks’ spirited effort wasted in loss to Vegas as skid reaches 7 games  -  11 days ago
The Ducks’ special teams play is excellent, especially while killing off a 5-on-3 at a pivotal moment in the third period, and they even manage to put a poor officiating decision behind them …

Does Ultima Thule have moons? Scientists want to know  -  11 days ago
NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft sped past the peculiar asteroid binary known as Ultima Thule on New Year’s Day, and it collected an incredible amount of data. In its first transmission t…

Invisible Killers Hitchhike on Native Plant Seedlings  -  11 days ago
More than a quarter of the seedlings sampled at native plant nurseries were infected with pathogens—which could hamper restoration work. Christopher Intagliata reports.

Burden of Genius review: The story of the first liver transplants  -  11 days ago
On the last of our 12 Days of Culture, a film about pioneering liver transplant surgeon Thomas Starzl is one of sacrificing family life for medical advance

Misdial Results in 911 Call ... From Space  -  11 days ago
A Dutch astronaut was trying to get an international line

Why some coastal regions flood more easily than others  -  11 days ago
Some coastal regions are more at risk of flooding than others. That's because sea waters are rising unevenly.

The government shutdown is now forcing rocket launches to be delayed  -  11 days ago
The U.S. government has now been in a partial shutdown for nearly two weeks, forcing many federal employees to take unplanned time off, or, in some cases, to work without the promise of a regular p…

Maybe we should all be using Facebook Messenger Kids  -  11 days ago
Less is more when it comes to apps.

Some Hummingbirds Evolved Bills That Make Them Better at Fighting—but Worse at Feeding  -  11 days ago
A new study adds complexity to the notion that hummingbirds are ‘all about drinking efficiently from flowers,’ as one researcher puts it

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