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WILDFIRES SPARK POPULATION BOOMS IN FUNGI AND BACTERIA

Understanding how microbial communities change after a fire can help researchers to predict how an ecosystem will recove

CLEAN POWER PLAN REPLACEMENT COULD LEAD TO INCREASED EMISSIONS

The EPA's proposed new rule could be worse than having no climate rule at all

 
 
 

HOW TO DEAL WITH PEOPLE WHO TALK TOO MUCH

Savvy Psychologist Dr. Ellen Hendriksen offers 5 tips for when Jeff from accounting stops by to give you the play-by-play of his morning

THE RISE OF HOMO VERTICALIS

In an age of proliferating super-skyscrapers, especially in Asia, we know surprisingly little about vertical human mobility

 
 
 

WEIRD STAR SYSTEM'S PLANET-FORMING DISK GOES VERTICAL LIKE A FERRIS WHEEL

Worlds with off-kilter orbits may be much more common than previously believed

FUKUSHIMA RESIDENTS RETURN DESPITE RADIATION

Eight years after the nuclear meltdown, wary citizens are moving back to contaminated homesteads-some not by choice

 
 
 

PHYSICISTS LAY OUT PLANS FOR A NEW SUPERCOLLIDER

The proposed facility would become the most powerful-and most expensive-collider ever built

HOLLYWOOD'S PORTRAYALS OF SCIENCE AND SCIENTISTS ARE RIDICULOUS

And Twitter is taking note

 
 
 

MICROBES MIGHT BE KEY TO A MARS MISSION

Engineered yeast could turn waste into food, plastics and other essentials

CLIMATE CONCERNS ARE PUSHING OIL MAJORS TO LOOK BEYOND FOSSIL FUELS

Several companies are diversifying their businesses, from biofuels to electric vehicles

 
 
 

THE SCOURGE OF SEPSIS

It's the leading cause of preventable death worldwide; migrant children are especially vulnerable; and time is of the essence in treating...

OUR LANGUAGE AFFECTS WHAT WE SEE

A new look at “the Russian Blues” demonstrates the power of words to shape perception

 
 
 

PROPER BREATHING BRINGS BETTER HEALTH

Stress reduction, insomnia prevention, emotion control, improved attention-certain breathing techniques can make life better. But where...

SPARE A THOUGHT FOR THE DISTANT FUTURE

The actions we take today could have consequences for millions or even billions of years to come

 
 
 

OCEAN MOONS, PROMISING TARGETS IN SEARCH FOR ALIEN LIFE, COULD BE DEAD INSIDE

The interiors of Europa and other watery moons in the outer solar system might be too geologically inactive to support life

MICROBES MIGHT BE THE KEY TO A MARS MISSION

Engineered yeast could turn waste into food, plastics and other essentials

 
 
 

SOLAR FARMS SHINE A RAY OF HOPE ON BEES AND BUTTERFLIES

A trend of planting wildflowers on solar sites could maintain habitat for disappearing bees and butterflies

HOW WRONG SHOULD YOU BE?

If you always get 100 percent on your tests, they aren't hard enough. If you never get above 50 percent, you're probably in the wrong...

 
 
 

MISTIMED MIGRATION MEANS BIRD DEATH BATTLES

Climate change is shifting population numbers and nest building by resident and migratory birds in Europe-sometimes leading to deadly...

THE UNKNOWABILITY OF THE NUMBER LINE

Skip Garibaldi tells us about the numbers we can never describe

 
 
 



'Frosty had the last laugh': Vandal tries to run over giant snowman, hits...

'Frosty had the last laugh': Vandal tries to run over giant snowman, hits tree trunk instead

A would-be vandal was stumped after they tried to run over a 9-foot snowman in Kentucky, only to find it had been built over a large tree trunk. Read more ...

Man accused of making threats to White House, other targets in Washington...

Man accused of making threats to White House, other targets in Washington using explosives

Federal authorities said Wednesday a Georgia man is accused of threatening to attack the White House and other federal buildings. Read more ...

'The Hunchback of Notre Dame' is latest Disney live-action remake

'The Hunchback of Notre Dame' is latest Disney live-action remake

Because Disney nostalgia never ends. Read more ...

Jack Bogle, Father Of Simple Investing, Dies At 89

Jack Bogle, Father Of Simple Investing, Dies At 89

Bogle, the founder of Vanguard who created the first index mutual fund, died Wednesday, the firm said. He said investors should own a mix of bonds and stocks but shouldn't pay... Read more ...

Trump administration to roll out space-based missile defense plan

Trump administration to roll out space-based missile defense plan

WASHINGTON - The Trump administration will roll out a new strategy Thursday for a more aggressive space-based missile defense system to protect against existing threats from... Read more ...

James Harden has 58 points in Rockets' OT loss to Nets

James Harden has 58 points in Rockets' OT loss to Nets

HOUSTON - Spencer Dinwiddie scored 25 of his 33 points in the fourth quarter and overtime and the Brooklyn Nets spoiled James Harden's 58-point night with a 145-142 victory... Read more ...

Couple who called 911 says Wisconsin teen, not them, should get $50,000 reward

Couple who called 911 says Wisconsin teen, not them, should get $50,000 reward

The couple who dialed 911 says they don't want the $50,000 reward. They say Jayme Closs should get it because "She got herself out." Read more ...

MSU Interim President Resigns Amid Anger Over Remarks About Sex Assault Victims

MSU Interim President Resigns Amid Anger Over Remarks About Sex Assault Victims

Interim president John Engler's efforts to try to shepherd the school through a turbulent time have been undercut by a year of scandal. Read more ...

Lindsey Graham cites deadly blast in appeal to keep troops in Syria

Lindsey Graham cites deadly blast in appeal to keep troops in Syria

GOP Sen. Lindsey Graham urged President Trump to reconsider his decision to pull US forces from Syria after a suicide attack on Wednesday killed a number of American troops. “I... Read more ...

Citing security concerns, Pelosi suggests Trump reschedule State of the Union

Citing security concerns, Pelosi suggests Trump reschedule State of the Union

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi asked President Trump to reschedule his State of the Union address, planned for Jan. 29, saying that given the government shutdown it would be... Read more ...