1. Will the world shake with more large earthquakes in 2018? Time will tell.  |  ( popular science )
And finally, because we can’t predict exactly where earthquakes will strike, there’s no way to tell exactly how many people will be impacted by large earthquakes next year.
2. Chronic Shoulder Pain? Surgery May Be No Better Than Placebo : Shots  |  ( npr )
Popular Surgery To Ease Chronic Shoulder Pain Called Into QuestionEnlarge this image toggle caption Michele Constantini/Getty Images/PhotoAlto Michele Constantini/Getty Images/PhotoAltoResearch investigating a popular form of surgery aimed at easing chronic shoulder pain doesn't fix the problem, a careful, placebo-controlled study suggests.
4. Salmon Sex Changes Entire Landscape  |  ( scientific american )
“What the female salmon will do is, she digs a hole in the streambed.”That little hole is called a redd.
5. Dog Owners Have Lower Risk Of Cardiovascular Disease, Swedish Data Suggest : The Two-Way : NPR  |  ( npr )
Dog Owners Have Lower Risk Of Cardiovascular Disease, Swedish Data SuggestEnlarge this image Robyn Beck/AFP/Getty Images Robyn Beck/AFP/Getty ImagesDogs shower their owners with affection and demand walks on a regular basis.
6. A Black Friday cheat sheet for buying the right TV  |  ( popular science )
So, a 37-inch class TV measures 36.5 inches diagonally.
7. Flood Maps To Be Updated After Hurricane Harvey : The Two-Way : NPR  |  ( npr )
If you own property inside the mapped flood zone, you usually have to buy flood insurance from FEMA.
8. Evidence of water on Mars are actually grain flows, research suggests  |  ( upi )
Nov. 20 (UPI) -- New research undermines evidence used to suggest water still flows on present day Mars.
9. Babies recognize common words by 6 months of age  |  ( science news )
A new study finds that babies this age understand quite a bit about words — in particular, the relationships between nouns.
10. New observations of first-known interstellar asteroid reveals spaceship-like rock  |  ( upi )
Nov. 20 (UPI) -- According to new observations of A/2017 U1, the first-known interstellar asteroid, the space rock is highly elongated, dark, reddish and rich in metals.
11. Scientists solve the mystery of America's scuba-diving fly  |  ( reuters )
These quarter-inch-long (6-mm) alkali flies possess specialized traits that let them conquer Mono Lake, scientists found.
12. Greece Was Hit By Storm Some Called A 'Medicane.' What's That? : The Two-Way : NPR  |  ( npr )
Greece Was Hit By Storm Some Called A 'Medicane.'
13. New Keys to Help Extraterrestrials Unlock Our Messages  |  ( scientific american )
But has our sophistication in creating interstellar messages increased over the same time by even a factor of 10?
14. Researchers Compare Temperatures In Nairobi Slum To A Weather Station Half A Mile Away  |  ( npr )
They found that slums were 5 to 10 degrees Fahrenheit higher than the city's official weather station less than half a mile away.
15. Thomas Edison discovery: Electrical wire from historic home lighting demo on sale for $120,000  |  ( fox news )
A long-lost piece of electrical wire from Thomas Edison’s first underground cable for electric lighting is up for sale.
16. Your guide to a Thanksgiving dinner without food waste  |  ( popular science )
Cut down on food waste and weight gain in one fell swoop by starting off with smaller portions.
18. Sex Matters in Experiments on Party Drug--in Mice  |  ( scientific american )
Georgiou and her colleagues repeated the experiments with other antidepressants, but the researchers’ sex didn’t seem to matter.
19. Can Science Explain The Human Mind?  |  ( npr )
Can Science Explain The Human Mind?
20. Hormone oxytocin causes dogs to pay more attention to smiling human faces  |  ( upi )
The scientists found dogs paid closer attention to smiling faces than angry faces when dosed with oxytocin.
21. Last week in tech: the world's fastest production car and Google's new headphones  |  ( popular science )
TeslaThe big tech news last week came from Elon Musk and his grand electric vehicle hype machine.
22. Albatrosses hit by fishing and climate  |  ( bbc )
"There have been different phases, so for the wandering albatrosses there was a gradual decline and then it got really steep before things slowed up.
23. Bizarre shape of interstellar asteroid  |  ( bbc )
That ratio is more extreme than that of any asteroid or comet ever observed in our Solar System.
24. There's a 'quiet crisis' happening in the U.S. Air Force  |  ( popular science )
Gen. Mike Koscheski, the Air Force Aircrew Crisis Task Force director, also said the resolution of budget issues will help end the shortage.
25. Keystone XL Pipeline Gets Regulators' OK In Nebraska, Clearing Key Hurdle : The Two-Way : NPR  |  ( npr )
Keystone XL Pipeline Gets Regulators' OK In Nebraska, Clearing Key HurdleEnlarge this image toggle caption Andrew Burton/Getty Images Andrew Burton/Getty ImagesThe Keystone XL pipeline, an $8 billion project that has attracted significant protest from environmental groups, has cleared a major regulatory hurdle on its path to completion.
26. Updated: For the first time, astronomers are tracking a distant visitor streaking through our solar system  |  ( science mag )
On 9 September, it made its closest approach to the sun, with gravity then tugging it on a route “under” the solar system.
27. Dandelion fluff makes a surprisingly effective parachute  |  ( popular science )
When a dandelion seed takes flight, its downy fluff serves as a tiny parachute to carry it on the breeze.
28. Nebraska Regulators Approve Keystone XL Pipeline Route  |  ( scientific american )
LINCOLN, Nebraska/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Nebraska regulators voted on Monday to approve TransCanada Corp’s Keystone XL pipeline route through the state, lifting the last big regulatory obstacle for the long-delayed project that U.S. President Donald Trump wants built.
29. Wild conspiracy theory claims that Apollo moon landing was 'faked,' touts new 'photo' evidence  |  ( fox news )
This story has been updated to reflect that Apollo 17 was the last space mission where mankind has left Earth's low-orbit.
30. Space dust could carry life from planet to planet  |  ( upi )
"The streaming of fast space dust is found throughout planetary systems and could be a common factor in proliferating life."