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  1. Earth

    Hazy antidote to a faint young sun

    A new theory suggests atmospheric answer to the continuing paradox of why early Earth wasn’t icy.

  2. Space

    Snapshots from a world off-kilter

    Astronomers at the American Astronomical Society meeting in Miami presented images of exoplanets in high-angle orbits.

  3. A dark debate

    Physicists are embroiled in a verbal slugfest over a few measly WIMPs. WIMPs, or weakly interacting massive particles, are hypothetical subatomic particles that, if shown to exist, might account for some of the invisible dark matter that astronomers say makes up some 85 percent of the mass of the universe. Astronomers are eager to find […]

  4. Bees had a bad winter,  too

    For the fourth year in a row, about a third of honey bee hives in the United States have died off during the winter. That’s an estimate of the proportion of managed colonies killed by all sorts of mishaps, from diseases and the dreaded Varroa mite, not to mention bad weather and just plain bad […]

  5. Life

    One ocean, four (or more) killer whale species

    Killer whales may be at least four species, a new study of mitochondrial DNA shows.

  6. Earth

    Wringing hope from crashing biodiversity

    Biodiversity losses have not slowed despite a treaty designed to protect variety in the natural world.

  7. Ecosystems

    Forests on the wane

    Early last decade, the world’s tree coverage dropped by more than 3 percent.

  8. Physics

    The backstory behind a new element

    Science News contributing editor Alexandra Witze describes what it took to synthesize ununseptium, element number 117.

  9. Humans

    Water, water everywhere

    Sid Perkins uncovers the amazing amount of “hidden water” in many consumer products.

  10. Health & Medicine

    Junk food junkies, round two

    Laura Sanders follows up on a story first reported from the Society for Neuroscience’s 2009 meeting.

  11. Health & Medicine

    One of H1N1’s mysteries explained

    The current H1N1 influenza shares many similarities with the 1918 pandemic influenza.

  12. Space

    Spirit: ‘The reports of my death have been greatly exaggerated’

    The Mars rover makes a small, but promising, move.