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THE MATHEMATICAL PHRASE THAT MELTS MY BRAIN

What the heck does “three times less than” mean?

2.1-BILLION-YEAR-OLD TRACKS MAY BE GIANT ANCIENT "SLIME MOLDS"

Whatever made these structures lived 1.4 billion years before the first animals

 
 
 

DAYLIGHT BRINGS TOXIC BEETLES TOGETHER FOR SAFETY

During daylight hours, hundreds of bombardier beetles of multiple species will congregate together to more effectively ward off any...

HOW CO-OPS ARE BRINGING SOLAR POWER TO RURAL AMERICA

Declining solar costs have helped spur a move away from coal

 
 
 

BIOGEN HALTS STUDIES OF CLOSELY WATCHED ALZHEIMER'S DRUG, A BLOW TO HOPES FOR NEW TREATMENT

Trial failure raises doubts about amyloid as a target for drug development

THE HUMANITIES AND THE FUTURE

Our descendants' lives will be intertwined with advanced technologies-and that will revitalize non-technological disciplines such as...

 
 
 

FIRST BABY MONKEY BORN USING SPERM FROM FROZEN TESTICLES

Researchers hope that the procedure could be used to restore fertility to human boys undergoing cancer treatment

ATHEISM IS INCONSISTENT WITH THE SCIENTIFIC METHOD, PRIZEWINNING PHYSICIST SAYS

In conversation, the 2019 Templeton Prize winner does not pull punches on the limits of science, the value of humility and the irrationality...

 
 
 

HUGE METEOR EXPLOSION A WAKE-UP CALL FOR PLANETARY DEFENSE

Detonating over the Bering Sea, the blast was as powerful as a nuclear bomb

U.S. COMMUNITIES URGED TO BOOST IMMUNITY TO "SHOCK EVENTS"

Past disasters point to steps cities and counties can take to bolster their resilience

 
 
 

CLIMATE CHANGE CLAIMS ITS FIRST MAMMAL EXTINCTION

The Bramble Cay melomys, a tiny island rodent, was wiped out by sea-level rise, according to the government of Australia.

WHY IS THERE MORE MATTER THAN ANTIMATTER?

A new experiment at the world's most powerful particle collider sheds light on an enduring cosmic mystery

 
 
 

STUDY ON WEED-KILLERS AND MONARCH BUTTERFLIES SPURS ECOLOGICAL FLAP

Some scientists question museum data analysis that suggests Roundup is not responsible for the insects' decline

WHAT IS YOUR METABOLISM?

You've probably heard the word "metabolism," especially as it relates to weight loss or gain. But what is your metabolism, what does...

 
 
 

BIG RELIGION MAY HAVE GOTTEN TOO MUCH CREDIT FOR THE EVOLUTION OF MODERN SOCIETY

Contrary to a popular hypothesis, pro-social religions didn't kick-start complex social systems

ATHEISM IS INCONSISTENT WITH THE SCIENTIFIC METHOD, PRIZE-WINNING PHYSICIST SAYS

In conversation, the 2019 Templeton Prize winner does not pull punches on the limits of science, the value of humility and the irrationality...

 
 
 

SCIENCE SHOULD BE MORE HELPFUL TO NEW PARENTS

We need paid leave so young researchers can start families with abandoning STEM careers

SOAP-BUBBLE PIONEER IS FIRST WOMAN TO WIN PRESTIGIOUS MATH PRIZE

Abel-prize winner Karen Keskulla Uhlenbeck built bridges between analysis, geometry and physics

 
 
 

ASTEROID'S BUMPINESS THREATENS U.S. PLAN TO RETURN A SAMPLE TO EARTH

NASA mission finds asteroid Bennu littered with big boulders and spraying out particles

'OUMUAMUA, OUR FIRST INTERSTELLAR VISITOR, MAY HAVE BEEN A COMET AFTER ALL

New research flags jets of water vapor-rather than alien technology-as the source of the mysterious object's anomalous motions

 
 
 



Vintage plane, soon to become bar, tours Times Square

Vintage plane, soon to become bar, tours Times Square

A vintage plane that went from flying TWA passengers in the 1950s to running drugs in the 1970s visited Times Square before its next transformation into a cocktail lounge at... Read more ...

Patriots owner apologizes in Florida prostitution case

Patriots owner apologizes in Florida prostitution case

MIAMI - New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft is apologizing after being charged in a Florida massage parlor prostitution investigation. Read more ...

Midwest flooding has killed livestock, ruined harvests and has farmers...

Midwest flooding has killed livestock, ruined harvests and has farmers worried for their future

Farmers have lost so much, staying in business will be a mighty struggle. Read more ...

US-backed forces say ISIS has lost its final stronghold in Syria

US-backed forces say ISIS has lost its final stronghold in Syria

U.S.-backed forces in Syria announced Saturday they have liberated the last pocket of territory held by the Islamic State in Syria. Read more ...

Serena Williams withdraws from Miami Open due to knee injury

Serena Williams withdraws from Miami Open due to knee injury

MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. - Serena Williams made another sudden tournament exit, this time blaming a previously undisclosed left knee injury. Read more ...

Patriots owner Robert Kraft breaks silence after being charged following...

Patriots owner Robert Kraft breaks silence after being charged following Florida prostitution spa bust

Owner of NFL team the New England Patriots Robert Kraft has issued his first statement since being charged with two counts of soliciting prostitution in February after the bust... Read more ...

Gerrit Cole denies extension discussions with Astros

Gerrit Cole denies extension discussions with Astros

Astros ace Justin Verlander reached a reported two-year, $66 million extension with the team Saturday. Read more ...

Terps fall to LSU in final seconds of second round game

Terps fall to LSU in final seconds of second round game

The Maryland Terrapins fall to the LSU Tigers, 69-67, Saturday in the second round of the NCAA Tournament. Read more ...

NCAA Latest: LSU eliminates Maryland with last-second shot

NCAA Latest: LSU eliminates Maryland with last-second shot

The Latest on the second round of the NCAA Tournament : Read more ...

Kentucky tops Wofford to advance to Sweet 16

Kentucky tops Wofford to advance to Sweet 16

The Kentucky Wildcats defeated Wofford 62-56 Saturday to advance to the NCAA tournament's Sweet 16. Read more ...