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THE DAWN OF SELF-CONSCIOUSNESS

A sudden moment of self-awareness in childhood propels people on a quest to explore life's mysteries

AND NOW, THE REALLY BIG COAL PLANTS BEGIN TO CLOSE

Old, small plants were the early retirees, but several of the biggest U.S. coal burners-and CO2 emitters-will be shuttered by year's...

 
 
 

AN INNOVATIVE ROBOTIC EXOSUIT BOOSTS BOTH WALKING AND RUNNING

The soft wearable could prove useful for military applications, emergencies and medical rehabilitation

A FLASH ON JUPITER, THE DEATH OF MITOCHONDRIA AND THE WORLD UNDER YOUR SKIN: THE WEEK'S BEST SCIENCE GIFS

Enjoy and loop on

 
 
 

THE REASON ANTARCTICA IS MELTING: SHIFTING WINDS, DRIVEN BY GLOBAL WARMING

A new study helps solve the puzzle of why the continent's western glaciers are melting so fast

YOUR EMPLOYER MAY BE SPYING ON YOU-AND WASTING ITS TIME

New technologies help companies monitor their workers' every move. But do those data tell them anything useful?

 
 
 

ASTRONOMERS CLOSER TO CRACKING MYSTERY OF FAST RADIO BURSTS

Canadian telescope finds eight more repeating blasts-energetic events from deep in the cosmos

SCIENTISTS SEEK BETTER GUIDELINES FOR EDITING GENES IN HUMAN EMBRYOS

In the first of two meetings, an international commission discussed the criteria required before such experiments should be conducted-if...

 
 
 

A SWISS ARMY KNIFE FOR YOUR MIND

If you practice what you read in this article, your life will improve

WHISTLE-BLOWER COMPLAINT HIGHLIGHTS CDC TURMOIL ON CLIMATE

The filing will raise concerns that the agency is shifting climate funds to other programs

 
 
 

COMPANIES MAY LIMIT LIFESAVING CLIMATE DATA TO CLIENTS THAT CAN PAY

Multi-billion dollar “climate services” firms are trying to cash in on the financial fear and insecurity prompted by changing weather

CAN WE RELY ON OUR INTUITION?

As the world becomes more complex, making decisions becomes harder. Is it best to depend on careful analysis or to trust your gut?

 
 
 

BRIDGING A BINARY UNIVERSE

Modern physicists continue to enshrine the split between the heavens and the earth perceived by our ancestors

WHISTLEBLOWER COMPLAINT HIGHLIGHTS CDC TURMOIL ON CLIMATE

The filing will raise concerns that the agency is shifting climate funds to other programs

 
 
 

SPACE DUST FROM ANCIENT SUPERNOVA FOUND HIDING IN ANTARCTICA

Iron traces in snowfall originated in a stellar explosion millions of years ago

SECRETS OF THE UNIVERSE TRAPPED IN ANTARCTIC SNOW

Scientists found an interstellar iron isotope in Antarctic snow samples-which hints that our region of the universe may be the remnant...

 
 
 

WHY ARE DEEPFAKES SO EFFECTIVE?

It's because we often want them to be true.

CERTAIN PERSONALITY TYPES ARE LIKELY TO MAKE A "FOODIE CALL"

Some people go on dates just to score a free meal-a phenomenon known as a “foodie call.” But it takes a certain personality type. Karen...

 
 
 

WHEN WILL ALL THE ICE IN THE ARCTIC BE GONE?

A climatologist and ice researcher examines the latest trends and data

A SCIENTIST MUST GO WHERE THE EVIDENCE LEADS

When our cherished ideas are contradicted by the facts, we must avoid the human tendency to double down on those ideas

 
 
 



UFC 241: Stipe Miocic stops Daniel Cormier to reclaim UFC heavyweight title

UFC 241: Stipe Miocic stops Daniel Cormier to reclaim UFC heavyweight title

Stipe Miocic stunned Daniel Cormer in their main event rematch at UFC 241 to recapture the UFC heavyweight title after a punishing encounter in Anaheim, California. Read more ...

UFC 241: Nate Diaz calls out Jorge Masvidal after thrilling win

UFC 241: Nate Diaz calls out Jorge Masvidal after thrilling win

Californian UFC star Nate Diaz made a winning return to the octagon after three years away as he defeated former lightweight champ Anthony Pettis, then called for a fight with... Read more ...

UFC 241: Conor McGregor can wait, the world needs Nate Diaz vs Jorge Masvidal

UFC 241: Conor McGregor can wait, the world needs Nate Diaz vs Jorge Masvidal

A Conor McGregor vs Nate Diaz trilogy fight has been high up on many fans' MMA wish lists for a while but, after Diaz returned with a win at UFC 241 and called out another big... Read more ...

Thames' HR in 14th, Yelich's 2 help Brewers beat Nats 15-14

Thames' HR in 14th, Yelich's 2 help Brewers beat Nats 15-14

WASHINGTON - Eric Thames hit a go-ahead, two-run homer in the 14th inning, and the Milwaukee Brewers finally held on for a wild 15-14 victory over the Washington Nationals on... Read more ...

Paulo Costa out-pummels Yoel Romero in an extraordinary, compelling, brutal...

Paulo Costa out-pummels Yoel Romero in an extraordinary, compelling, brutal battle between 2 fighters who looked like Greek Gods

Paulo Costa out-pummeled Yoel Romero in a captivating battle at UFC 241. Costa was awarded a unanimous decision because of a hat-trick of 29-28 scorecards thanks to his... Read more ...

'Who Framed Roger Rabbit' animator Richard Williams has died

'Who Framed Roger Rabbit' animator Richard Williams has died

The Oscar-winning artist was 86 years old. Read more ...

Cowboys edge Rams 14-10 in preseason game in Hawaii

Cowboys edge Rams 14-10 in preseason game in Hawaii

HONOLULU - Dak Prescott appears ready for the regular season, with or without Ezekiel Elliott. Read more ...

Chris Sale injury update: Red Sox place lefty on 10-day IL with elbow...

Chris Sale injury update: Red Sox place lefty on 10-day IL with elbow inflammation

Chris Sale has posted good numbers this season but has seen a noticeable dip in his velocity. Read more ...

Pats' Stidham impresses again; Texans' Watson throws TD pass

Pats' Stidham impresses again; Texans' Watson throws TD pass

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Jarrett Stidham threw a 23-yard touchdown pass to Damoun Patterson with 4:12 left, rallying the New England Patriots to a 22-17 victory over the Tennessee... Read more ...

UFC 241 results: Derek Brunson rallies past Ian Heinisch for decision win

UFC 241 results: Derek Brunson rallies past Ian Heinisch for decision win

Gallery Derek Brunson def. Ian Heinisch at UFC 241: Best photos view 26 images ANAHEIM, Calif. - After his last fight, Ian Heinisch made it a point to call out veteran Derek... Read more ...