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INTERACTIVE IQ TEST MAY BETTER PREDICT REAL-WORLD ACHIEVEMENT

A click-and-drag version of a common intelligence assessment more closely resembles real problem-solving

SOLVING OUR PLASTIC PROBLEM

At Scientific American's third Science on the Hill event, experts from academia and the private sector met at the Rayburn House Office...

 
 
 

CHINA REVEALS SCIENTIFIC EXPERIMENTS FOR NEXT SPACE STATION

Projects will probe topics including DNA mutation, fire behaviour and the birth of stars

THE QUANTUM INTERNET IS EMERGING, ONE EXPERIMENT AT A TIME

Breakthrough demonstrations using defective diamonds, high-flying drones, laser-bathed crystals and other exotica suggest practical,...

 
 
 

WHERE ARE ALL THE WORKING MOTHERS IN STEM?

Unfortunately, career vs. family is too often still seen as an either/or choice.

PACE OF HEAT RECORDS WILL PICK UP WITH WARMING

If greenhouse gases are not curbed, 60 percent of the world will set monthly records by century's end

 
 
 

4 MYTHS ABOUT TESTOSTERONE

Don't let sports competitions be shaped by misguided “T Talk”

ONE SMALL STEP BACK IN TIME

Half a century after Apollo 11, we remember how we achieved the impossible and why we need to do it again

 
 
 

MAPPING THE MISSION

Modern satellite imagery and 3-D modeling give us a new view of how Apollo 11 played out

SCIENCE SYMPHONY: MUSIC OF THE MIND, VIRUS-PROOF CELLS AND APOLLO'S 50TH

 
 
 

WHY SOME AMAZONIAN SOCIETIES SURVIVED AND OTHERS PERISHED AMID PRE-COLUMBIAN DROUGHTS

Confronting climate change, cultures with intensive, specialized land use were vulnerable. Those that endured cultivated multiple crops...

NEW SENSOR COULD DETECT ELECTRICAL FAILURES IN SHIPS OR BUILDINGS

A monitoring device could measure overall power consumption and identify critical malfunctions

 
 
 

HOW DOES INSULIN WORK IN OUR BODIES?

What is insulin and how do our bodies use it?

DOMESTICATION MADE DOGS' FACIAL ANATOMY MORE FETCHING TO HUMANS

Wolves lack the muscles that allow dogs to raise their eyebrows and make puppy dog eyes

 
 
 

PROPOSED ENERGY EFFICIENCY RULES COULD SLOW EMISSIONS REDUCTIONS

More efficient appliances and stricter building codes have driven significant declines in U.S. emissions to date

GENE INCREASES RISK FOR POT ADDICTION

First gene associated with cannabis abuse likely affects how people respond to the drug

 
 
 

IN THE WIGGLE OF AN EAR, A SURPRISING INSIGHT INTO BAT SONAR

It could lead to drones that fly like bats

WHICH SHOULD COME FIRST IN PHYSICS: THEORY OR EXPERIMENT?

Plans for giant particle accelerators of the future focus attention on how scientific discoveries are really made

 
 
 

NEW SPACE TELESCOPE WILL MAP THE UNIVERSE IN HIGH-ENERGY X-RAYS

A German-Russian mission called SRG will detect millions of supermassive black holes, many new to science, and hundreds of thousands...

THESE BIZARRE PARASITES GARDEN THEIR INSECT HOSTS

Be glad human STDs do not include this one

 
 
 



Leader of Iran's Revolutionary Guard: Downed drone sends a ‘clear message'

Leader of Iran's Revolutionary Guard: Downed drone sends a ‘clear message'

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates - The commander of Iran's Revolutionary Guard says the shooting down of a U.S. drone has sent “a clear message” to America. Gen. Hossein Salami said... Read more ...

Police officer shot while responding to domestic violence call dies

Police officer shot while responding to domestic violence call dies

SACRAMENTO, Calif. - The Sacramento Police Department has confirmed that a female officer shot while assisting on a domestic violence call has died. Deputy Chief Dave Peletta... Read more ...

Nearly 15 million Americans have reportedly used marijuana, then driven in...

Nearly 15 million Americans have reportedly used marijuana, then driven in past month

In the past month, nearly 15 million Americans have used marijuana, then gotten behind the wheel within an hour, AAA says. Read more ...

Study: More American women are using marijuana while pregnant

Study: More American women are using marijuana while pregnant

While the health effects of marijuana on a fetus have not yet been established, they could include developmental problems and low birth weight, according to the U.S. Centers... Read more ...

Dominican AG: Ortiz shooting result of mistaken identity

Dominican AG: Ortiz shooting result of mistaken identity

SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic - The Dominican Republic's lead prosecutor said Wednesday that former Red Sox slugger David Ortiz was not the target of a shooting in a... Read more ...

Driver accused of intentionally running over pregnant woman pushing...

Driver accused of intentionally running over pregnant woman pushing 2-year-old son in stroller

“Our hearts are completely shattered," a family member said. Read more ...

Cory Booker vows to pursue clemency for nonviolent drug offenders

Cory Booker vows to pursue clemency for nonviolent drug offenders

WASHINGTON - Democratic presidential candidate Cory Booker says if he's elected, he plans to use the powers of the office to pursue clemency for what his campaign estimates is... Read more ...

David Ortiz was not the intended target in murder-for-hire plot, prosecutor says

David Ortiz was not the intended target in murder-for-hire plot, prosecutor says

Dominican Republic authorities said Wednesday that David Ortiz was not the intended target of the murder-for-hire plot that led to the former Red Sox star being shot. Read more ...

Capt. 'Sully' criticizes Boeing, says pilots need practice on simulators...

Capt. 'Sully' criticizes Boeing, says pilots need practice on simulators before flying 737 Max jets

Sullenberger, a U.S. Airways pilot in 2009 when he safely landed an Airbus jet on New York's Hudson River after bird strikes knocked out the engines, said all 737 Max pilots... Read more ...

Pittsburgh resident, Syrian man arrested on terrorism charges after planning...

Pittsburgh resident, Syrian man arrested on terrorism charges after planning attack on Christian church

Complaint alleges Syrian man plotted attacks in name of ISIS Read more ...