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Jupiter Crackles With Polar Lightning

Juno spacecraft data suggest lightning on Jupiter is much more common than we thought—but it congregates near the poles, not the equator as on Earth. Christopher Intagliata reports. 

4 minutes ago — Christopher Intagliata

Why Don't Bees Celebrate Father's Day?

Drone bees don’t have fathers, but they still have family. Chromosomes are the key to understanding the buzz around a bee’s parents.

June 16, 2018 — Kelsey Kennedy and Tim Palmieri

What's It Take to Get to Pluto?

Astrobiologist David Grinspoon describes some of the stories that make up his new book on NASA’s epic first mission to Pluto

June 16, 2018 — Everyday Einstein Sabrina Stierwalt
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