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Patrick Comins / Audubon Connecticut

A tiny sparrow that lives in salt marshes from Maine to Virginia could be the new “poster child” for our changing coastal habitat. Experts say rising sea levels make the bird’s future uncertain, and it may spell the first sign of danger to an entire ecosystem.

Scientists Discover Earth-Like Planet

Aug 31, 2016
AP / European Southern Observatory

If the Milky Way galaxy were the size of the continental United States, Proxima Centauri, our nearest neighboring star, would be about one-tenth of a mile away.

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A disease that acts similar to HIV could be killing bees around the country, and a teenager from Greenport, Long Island, has an award-winning theory on what could be causing it.

Reid Wiseman / NASA

Last spring scientists discovered three new Earth-sized planets outside of our solar system, raising the question: could intelligent live exist elsewhere?

Some try to answer this question with the Drake Equation, an estimation equation named after astrophysicist Frank Drake, who developed it in 1961.

Courtesy of NASA

More than 90 percent of all the stuff in the universe is made up of a mysterious substance called dark matter. Dark matter holds together galaxies like glue, but we don’t know what it is.