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Watch us build equipment that detects gravitational waves, the ripples in the space-time continuum, with California Institute of Technology Professor Rana Adhikari.
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Here are five freaky facts that just may surprise you about what it would be like to live on Mars.
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You've likely heard the saying: Looking out into space is the same as looking back in time. But what does that mean, scientifically speaking? It turns out that astronomers can observe stars and planets as they were in the past since it takes light quite some time to travel from those distant celestial objects all the way to Earth -- and the farther an object is, the longer it takes for the light to reach us. How is that even possible? HuffPost Science's Jacqueline Howard reports.
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You've likely heard the saying: Looking out into space is the same as looking back in time. But what does that mean, scientifically speaking? It turns out that astronomers can observe stars and planets as they were in the past since it takes light quite some time to travel from those distant celestial objects all the way to Earth -- and the farther an object is, the longer it takes for the light to reach us. How is that even possible? HuffPost Science's Jacqueline Howard reports.
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Experts may have all the answers, but let's face it: kids ask the best questions. Today, 9-year-old John asks an astrophysicist about black holes. John wants to know: is planet Earth at risk for being swallowed up by one?
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You may think bunnies, piglets, and even furry squirrels are cute and cuddly -- but it turns out that their prehistoric ancestors and relatives were quite the opposite. In fact, these ancient mammals were extreme for their size, their ferocity, and even their locomotion. HuffPost Science's Jacqueline Howard reports.
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It turns out that Earth's interior is way more wild than you probably thought -- there's liquid metal, hidden oceans, and it's hotter than the surface of the sun. So, what's really going on below our feet? HuffPost Science's Jacqueline Howard reports.
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Why do some of us cheat in our relationships and have romantic affairs? Are there factors that may predict infidelity in men and women? What does the science say? For a better understanding of infidelity (and how to spot a potential cheater), HuffPost Science's Jacqueline Howard reached out to sexuality researcher Dr. Robin Milhausen and neuroscientist Dr. Giovanni Frazzetto.
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HuffPost Science's Jacqueline Howard gets a science lesson from adorable first- and second-graders.
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HuffPost Science's Jacqueline Howard explores how researchers study change in species.
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Male A: In these recordings, the signature whistle of adult male dolphin A is heard. Male dolphin B copies A's call in the second recording; B's own signature whistle sounds very different from A's as you can hear in the third recording; this suggests dolphins mimic each other's sounds.
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Male A: In these recordings, the signature whistle of adult male dolphin A is heard. Male dolphin B copies A's call in the second recording; B's own signature whistle sounds very different from A's as you can hear in the third recording; this suggests dolphins mimic each other's sounds.
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Male B: In these recordings, the signature whistle of adult male dolphin A is heard. Male dolphin B copies A's call in the second recording; B's own signature whistle sounds very different from A's as you can hear in the third recording; this suggests dolphins mimic each other's sounds.
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M. scabrinodis worker ants create a much more complex sound using the same method.
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M. scabrinodis pupae create brief pulses of sound by scraping their hind leg against a specialized spike on their abdomen.
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This week at HuffPost Arts we learned what Barbie's dreamhouse would look like if she were a hoarder and saw seaside sculptures
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I'm delighted to announce the launch of our newest section, HuffPost Science, a one-stop shop for the latest scientific news and opinion. From the farthest reaches of space to the tiniest cells inside our bodies, HuffPost Science will report on the world's greatest mysteries, most cutting-edge discoveries, and most thought-provoking ideas.
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Unless you've forsaken the modern world for a primitive dwelling deep in the woods, science is part of the molecular structure of life. HuffPost Science is here to put it under the microscope.