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WHAT PREVENTS PLUTO'S OCEAN FROM FREEZING?

Layers of ice-like gas hydrates may insulate frigid ocean worlds across the cosmos

WHY DO SOME GREEN ACTIVISTS EAT MEAT?

Saying you care about the environment a bit is hollow if you're not ready to change your diet

 
 
 

A SOLUTION FOR LONELINESS

Get out and volunteer, research suggests

HOW WILD SHOULD WE LET THE SOLAR SYSTEM BE?

Experts argue that more than 85 percent of the solar system should be left untouched so that we can sustainably move off-world

 
 
 

CANNABIS COMPOUND EASES ANXIETY AND CRAVINGS OF HEROIN ADDICTION

Cannabidiol reduces levels of stress hormone and blunts urge to use opioids

THE POLYCYSTIC SISTERHOOD

Infertility is on the rise, but one major cause-polycystic ovarian syndrome-gets too little attention

 
 
 

ANCIENT GUM GIVES ARCHAEOLOGISTS SOMETHING TO CHEW ON

Chewing gums found in western Sweden contain the oldest human DNA found in Scandinavia. Christopher Intagliata reports.

HEALTH RESEARCHERS MUST WORK WITH COMMUNITIES, NOT ON THEM

So how should they go about it?

 
 
 

HOW TO BE A DATA-DRIVEN PARENT

Economist Emily Oster explains how to make the best decisions for your particular child, using the scientific evidence at hand

THE NEXT WAVE OF IMMUNO-ONCOLOGY

A cutting-edge therapy currently used for blood cancers is now being adapted to fight solid tumors

 
 
 

HOW TO REVERSE THE ASSAULT ON SCIENCE

We need to let non-scientists know that science isn't based on "proof," but rather on the practice of testing and checking one another's...

ORGAN STEALING AND SLAVERY RAMPANT AMONG-PLANKTON?

Ocean microbes long thought to depend exclusively on eating turn out to have a solid, if sinister, Plan B

 
 
 

TINY TYRANNOSAUR NAMED THE "COYOTE KING"

Fossils found in New Mexico reveal a carnivorous dinosaur from before the time of T. rex

A JOURNEY THROUGH GROMOV'S GAP

Moon Duchin shares an abstract theorem with surprising connections to gerrymandering

 
 
 

FAILURE TO LAUNCH SYNDROME

Call it failure to launch or Peter Pan syndrome, it's the phenomenon of adult children not making the transition to adulthood. The...

39 YEARS AGO TODAY: THE BIG BA-BOOM THAT CHANGED VOLCANOLOGY

Thirty-nine years ago today, Mount St. Helens erupted in a rare lateral blast, and changed volcanology forever.

 
 
 

NOBELIST: HARNESS EVOLUTION AS PROBLEM-SOLVING ALGORITHM

Frances Arnold, the CalTech scientist who shared the 2018 Prize in Chemistry, says evolution can show us how to solve problems of sustainability.

BASIC QUANTUM RESEARCH WILL TRANSFORM SCIENCE AND INDUSTRY

All most people hear about is quantum computing, but that's hardly the whole story

 
 
 

LEVEES WON'T SAVE LOUISIANA FROM A CLIMATE "EXISTENTIAL CRISIS"

A stark new report lays out the ways the state will need to adapt, beyond traditional engineering approaches

THE REAL REASON FANS HATE THE LAST SEASON OF GAME OF THRONES

It's not just bad storytelling-it's because the storytelling style changed from sociological to psychological

 
 
 



VIDEO: Wild chase of stolen RV ends with injuries in Los Angeles

VIDEO: Wild chase of stolen RV ends with injuries in Los Angeles

The RV crashed into several cars and a palm tree. Read more ...

'Elated': Homeless valedictorian accepted into more than 40 colleges

'Elated': Homeless valedictorian accepted into more than 40 colleges

A homeless student went above and beyond his goal of getting $1 million in scholarships from colleges. Read more ...

Bring on the Blues! Bruins face rematch of epic Stanley Cup Final

Bring on the Blues! Bruins face rematch of epic Stanley Cup Final

The St. Louis Blues have waited 49 years to respond to Bobby Orr's famous goal, that helped the Boston Bruins win the Stanley Cup in 1970. Read more ...

Raptors steamroll Bucks to even Eastern Conference finals

Raptors steamroll Bucks to even Eastern Conference finals

TORONTO - Kyle Lowry scored 25 points, Kawhi Leonard had 19 and the Toronto Raptors beat the Milwaukee Bucks 120-102 on Tuesday night to even the Eastern Conference finals at... Read more ...

Alabama TV station calls airing same-sex cartoon wedding on 'Arthur' a...

Alabama TV station calls airing same-sex cartoon wedding on 'Arthur' a ‘violation of trust'

“I never thought I'd be going to battle for a gay rat wedding, but here we are," said a mom who was disappointed by the Alabama public station's decision. Read more ...

Trump calls for trade deal passage before infrastructure bill

Trump calls for trade deal passage before infrastructure bill

President Trump told Democratic lawmakers in a letter Tuesday that Congress should take up and pass a trade deal with Canada and Mexico before debating a bill about... Read more ...

US housing secretary confuses industry term with. cookie

US housing secretary confuses industry term with. cookie

Ben Carson, Trump's Secretary of Housing and Urban Development, revealed that after 2 years on the job he still doesn't know his way around the housing industry, confusing a... Read more ...

Clayton Kershaw gets 8 Ks, Dodgers beat Tampa Bay 7-3

Clayton Kershaw gets 8 Ks, Dodgers beat Tampa Bay 7-3

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. - Clayton Kershaw took a shutout into the seventh inning in his first start at Tropicana Field and the Los Angeles Dodgers beat the Tampa Bay Rays 7-3 on... Read more ...

Blues beat Sharks, march on to Stanley Cup Final

Blues beat Sharks, march on to Stanley Cup Final

ST. LOUIS - The St. Louis Blues are marching into the Stanley Cup Final for the first time in decades. Read more ...

Brazilian fatally stabs girlfriend in her home, shoots 3 dead at church

Brazilian fatally stabs girlfriend in her home, shoots 3 dead at church

RIO DE JANEIRO - A man knifed his girlfriend to death in her home Tuesday, then went to a Baptist church and opened fire with a pistol, killing three more people, authorities... Read more ...