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REDO OF A FAMOUS EXPERIMENT ON THE ORIGINS OF LIFE REVEALS CRITICAL DETAIL MISSED FOR DECADES

The Miller-Urey experiment showed that the conditions of early Earth could be simulated in a glass flask. New research finds the flask...

THE SURPRISING SECRET OF SNAKES' VENOMOUS BITES

Fangs evolved over and over because of this groovy process

 
 
 

WHY IT TOOK SO LONG TO APPRECIATE FEMALE BIRDS' SONGS

Science and science communication miss out when they're not inclusive

A LOOK INSIDE THE COMPLEX GEL ON YOUR THANKSGIVING TABLE

There's a good possibility at least one of the dishes you eat this holiday will contain a gelling agent-but what is that, exactly?...

 
 
 

LOST WOMEN OF SCIENCE, EPISODE 4: BREAKFAST IN THE SNOW

In our final episode, we explore Dorothy Andersen's legacy-what she left behind and how her work has lived on since her death. Describing...

'CONSTRUCTIVE ARGUING' CAN HELP KEEP THE PEACE AT YOUR THANKSGIVING TABLE

People with different perspectives don't have to butt heads

 
 
 

WE NEED SCHOOL-AGE VACCINE MANDATES TO END THE COVID PANDEMIC

Vaccine refusal by parents is not about a lack of education, but amassing social status

NORTHEAST STATES ABANDON CAP-AND-TRADE PLAN FOR CARS

The demise of the program is the latest setback for carbon pricing in the U.S.

 
 
 

PHYSICAL ACTIVITY COULD BE AN EVOLUTIONARY ADAPTATION FOR GRANDPARENTING

It may force energy shifts to repair and maintenance, which could slow aging and make us more available to care for younger generations

ALBATROSS 'DIVORCE' RATE RISES AS THE OCEAN WARMS

Monogamous black-browed albatross may split up from the stress of less food availability

 
 
 

CLIMATE PLEDGES STILL NOT ENOUGH TO KEEP WARMING BELOW 2-DEGREE LIMIT

Current national targets to cut emissions could result in nearly 3 degrees C of warming

NO BONES, NO SCALES, NO EYEBALLS: APPETITE GROWS FOR LAB-GROWN SEAFOOD

Cell-based fish taste the same as their wild and farmed counterparts. But will it ever make economic sense to produce this kind of...

 
 
 

WHY FROZEN TURKEYS EXPLODE WHEN DEEP-FRIED

When water and boiling oil mix, the result can be volatile

LIFE IS COMPLICATED-LITERALLY, ASTROBIOLOGISTS SAY

A new theory suggests that searches for molecular complexity could uncover convincing evidence of extraterrestrial life, and soon

 
 
 

DEVASTATING PACIFIC NORTHWEST FLOODS COULD CARRY A CLIMATE WARNING

So-called atmospheric rivers could become more intense, and drop more rain, in future

WHY PEOPLE WON'T RETHINK HOLIDAY PLANS DURING A PANDEMIC

One reason: we're deeply attached to familiar rituals

 
 
 

NEW COVID ANTIVIRALS DO NOT REPLACE THE NEED TO VACCINATE

With the advent of new COVID drugs comes the fear that people will opt out of vaccination altogether

EXPANDING MENTAL HEALTH CARE IS A MEDICAL NECESSITY

The COVID pandemic made a long-standing problem even more urgent

 
 
 

COVID QUICKLY, EPISODE 19: MANDATE ROADBLOCKS, BOOSTERS FOR ALL, AND SICKNESS IN THE ZOO

Today we bring you a new episode in our podcast series COVID, Quickly. Every two weeks, Scientific American's senior health editors...

FEARING LIABILITY, U.S. RESISTS U.N. FUND FOR CLIMATE DAMAGES

The relucatance reflects long-standing concerns over climate-related litigation

 
 
 



A Man Suffers Life Threatening Injuries After Crash In Douglas County

MINNEAPOLIS - A Minneapolis man suffers life-threatening injuries after a car crash in Douglas County Saturday. According to the Douglas County Sheriff's Office, officers... Read more ...

Catching you up on Curtis Samuel, who's set to return Monday vs. Seattle

There's a lot to know about Curtis Samuel, from a reported surgery he had in June to the pitch count he'll be on vs. Seattle. Read more ...

Has the Washington Football Team's defense started a turnaround?

The Washington Football Team has been one of the NFL's best defenses in the past month. Have they righted the ship? Read more ...

Stream These 7 Productions That Celebrate Stephen Sondheim's Work

Here's a guide to films, documentaries and other productions that provide insight into the composer-lyricist's sly wit and melodic acumen. Read more ...

Maryland beats Rutgers, bowl bound for 1st time since 2016

Maryland beats Rutgers, bowl bound for 1st time since 2016

PISCATAWAY, N.J. - Maryland earned its first bowl berth since 2016 as record-setting quarterback Taulia Tagovailoa threw three touchdowns and ran for another in a 40-16 victory... Read more ...

Albany's Nine Pin Cider Works boasts new mural

Nine Pin Cider Works commissioned art through a partnership with Albany Center Gallery. Read more ...

Fed's Bostic says he remains open to faster taper and one or two rate hikes...

Atlanta Federal Reserve President Raphael Bostic said he is hopeful that the momentum of the U.S. economy will carry it through the next wave of the pandemic. Read more ...

New Jersey couple disappear after driving into Pine Barrens

New Jersey couple disappear after driving into Pine Barrens

Gary Parker and his wife Lorraine of Warren Grove drove into the protected wilderness reserve that covers more than a million acres - but reportedly didn't return. Read more ...

Stock up on Yankee Candles with huge discounts during Cyber Monday

Stock up on Yankee Candles with huge discounts during Cyber Monday

Tis the season for stringing up lights, baking cookies and scoring seriously amazing deals on the best smelling Yankee Candles. Read more ...

Family thanks hospital staff for allowing them to see their "Papa" on...

Family thanks hospital staff for allowing them to see their "Papa" on Thanksgiving

Nursing staff stepped in to help, while the family stood outside with a homemade sign that said, "Love you Papa." Read more ...