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AEROGEL MARS

A novel idea for the local terraforming of Mars raises interesting possibilities

HOW CAN WE CURB THE SPREAD OF SCIENTIFIC RACISM?

A new book examines the insidious effects of scientific investigations into race

 
 
 

CANADA GETS ITS FIRST SMILODON

Fossils found near Medicine Hat, Alberta, expand the saber-tooth cat's range by more than 600 miles

RECOMMENDED BOOKS, OCTOBER 2019

50 things to see in the night sky, untold stories of mathematical Americans, and more

 
 
 

RUSSIAN "CRISPR-BABY" SCIENTIST HAS STARTED EDITING GENES IN HUMAN EGGS WITH THE GOAL OF ALTERING DEAF GENE

Denis Rebrikov says that he does not plan to implant gene-edited embryos until he gets regulatory approval

MOMENTUM BUILDS FOR HYDROGEN FUEL IN JAPAN, AUSTRALIA

Lowered costs and the availability of renewable energy to produce hydrogen are raising interest in the fuel source

 
 
 

YOUR SKULL SHAPES YOUR HEARING

The resonant properties of your skull can amplify some frequencies and dampen others-and in some cases, affect your hearing. Christopher...

OLYMPICS MARATHON MOVED OUT OF TOKYO OVER HEAT CONCERNS

Longer and hotter summer heat waves in the city pushed organizers to move the race to a cooler region of Japan

 
 
 

THE COLOR OF NOISE: WHAT DO HUES HAVE TO DO WITH SOUND?

You have probably already heard, or at least heard of, white noise. Maybe you grew up when televisions were still analog. If so, you...

NASA JUST UNVEILED THE SPACE SUIT TO BE WORN BY THE FIRST WOMAN ON THE MOON

Meet the xEMU space suit-and a new suit for the Orion spacecraft, too

 
 
 

NASA JUST UNVEILED THE SPACESUIT TO BE WORN BY FIRST WOMAN ON THE MOON

Meet the xEMU spacesuit, and a new suit for the Orion spacecraft, too

SPACEX'S STARLINK CONSTELLATION COULD SWELL BY 30,000 MORE SATELLITES

The company's constellation could eventually consist of 42,000 spacecraft

 
 
 

DOCTORS SHOULD CARE FOR PATIENTS AND SOCIAL JUSTICE

Medical students must be taught to address systemic problems that contribute to poor health

VAGINAL FLUID TRANSPLANTS HOLD PROMISE, BUT RAISE SAFETY CONCERNS

A small study tested the approach for treating a common bacterial infection by restoring a healthy microbiome

 
 
 

HAPPIER BABIES HAVE AN EDGE

They're more likely to have higher childhood IQs and to graduate college

TARDIGRADE PROTEIN PROTECTS DNA FROM CHEMICAL ATTACK

The Dsup protein protects DNA under conditions that create caustic free radical chemicals.

 
 
 

MORE GRAZING LEADS TO FEWER FIRES IN THE SERENGETI

Beneficial blazes are critical to maintaining the Serengeti-Mara ecosystem, but animals are eating the fuel

WE'RE SORRY, VERA RUBIN

The rarity of science Nobels for women is an ongoing scandal

 
 
 

THE EXQUISITE PRECISION OF TIME CRYSTALS

Exotic new states of matter contain patterns that repeat like clockwork

TRUMP'S BORDER WALL COULD CAUSE FLOODING IN TEXAS

Planned barriers along the Rio Grande could trap debris and send floodwaters into nearby communities

 
 
 



U.K. Parliament Votes To Delay Vote On Johnson's Breakthrough Brexit Plan

U.K. Parliament Votes To Delay Vote On Johnson's Breakthrough Brexit Plan

The Letwin Amendment, approved 322 to 306 on Saturday, will force British Prime Minister Boris Johnson to request an extension to the Oct. 31 no-deal deadline. Read more ...

New Orleans to use explosives to remove cranes from collapsed Hard Rock Hotel

New Orleans to use explosives to remove cranes from collapsed Hard Rock Hotel

Authorities in New Orleans will use explosives to take down two cranes atop the partially collapsed Hard Rock Hotel. Officials are racing against the clock to remove the cranes... Read more ...

Sooner Schooner flips in scary crash during Oklahoma-West Virginia game

Sooner Schooner flips in scary crash during Oklahoma-West Virginia game

The Sooner Schooner, Oklahoma's horse-drawn wagon, crashed during Saturday's game against West Virginia. Read more ...

Molly McCann won on her 'worst day' after sickness struck at UFC on ESPN 6

Molly McCann won on her 'worst day' after sickness struck at UFC on ESPN 6

BOSTON - Molly McCann beat Diana Belbita with a unanimous decision Friday on the preliminary card at UFC on ESPN 6 at TD Garden in Boston. Take a look inside the fight with... Read more ...

NASCAR starting lineup at Kansas: Daniel Hemric wins pole, field set for...

NASCAR starting lineup at Kansas: Daniel Hemric wins pole, field set for Hollywood Casino 400

Kevin Harvick did not turn a qualifying lap, after first failing inspection, then finding a mechanical problem. He will start 40th. Read more ...

Titans activate top pick Simmons after torn ACL in February

Titans activate top pick Simmons after torn ACL in February

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - The Tennessee Titans have activated first-round draft pick Jeffery Simmons , giving him a chance to make his NFL debut Sunday against the Los Angeles Chargers. Read more ...

Video shows former Oregon receiver Keanon Lowe stopping high school gunman

Video shows former Oregon receiver Keanon Lowe stopping high school gunman

Keanon Lowe was able to disarm a gunman at a Portland high school earlier this year, and surveillance video captured the moment. Read more ...

UFC on ESPN 6 winner Maycee Barber agrees with Ben Askren: I'll ruin Paige...

UFC on ESPN 6 winner Maycee Barber agrees with Ben Askren: I'll ruin Paige VanZant's Instagram career

BOSTON - Maycee Barber turned heads Friday night when she brutalized Gillian Robertson with a standing TKO at UFC on ESPN 6. It took Barber less than three minutes to finish... Read more ...

Justin Amash Claims 'Hillary Clinton Is A Donald Trump Asset'

Justin Amash Claims 'Hillary Clinton Is A Donald Trump Asset'

The Michigan congressman rebuked Clinton's suggestion that Tulsi Gabbard is a Russian asset, warning it helps Trump. Read more ...

Everton beats West Ham 2-0 to end losing streak

Everton beats West Ham 2-0 to end losing streak

LIVERPOOL, England - Bernard scored from a tight angle in the first half and substitute Gylfi Sigurdsson added a late second from distance as Everton beat West Ham 2-0 Saturday... Read more ...