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Slick Materials Could Lead to Super Electronics
: Scientists experiment with intriguing materials that shuttle electrons along their surfaces.
Chinese Pompeii Unearthed
(pictured): Archaeologists find an immaculately preserved village beneath layers of flood sediments.
Same-Sex Parents Do No Harm
: A long-term study that followed children raised by lesbians finds they score higher on academic tests and have fewer social problems.
A Superfast Magnetic Shift
: The Earth's poles trade places every few hundred thousand years--and the process may be abrupt.
Bowerbirds Use Illusion to Seduce Mates
: Learn the interior decorating tricks of the male bowerbird.
Robot Skin Can Feel Your Touch
: In tests of one electronic skin, the material detects objects as light as a butterfly.
A Better Yardstick for Killer Waves
: Researchers are working to predict the exact scale of an oncoming tsunami by determining how much water has been displaced.
Mammoth Star Is the Biggest One Ever Seen
: How did this heavyweight star get so massive?
Scientists Tap the Wisdom of Crowds
: Whether you want to establish the structure of proteins or survey galaxies, there's a way to help science.
Melting Ice Exposes Ancient Artifacts
: The retreat of glaciers around the world pays an unexpected archaeological dividend.