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Robot Microscopes Demystify Plankton, the Sea's Most Vital Residents

3 hours 34 min ago
Researchers are developing clever robots that use AI to examine and classify plankton, the pivotal organisms at the base of our oceanic food chain.

Shatter, Batter, Wax: How Cannabis Extracts Come to Be

4 hours 34 min ago
It's sticky, it's icky, it's cannabis-derived oleoresin!

In San Francisco’s Big Oil lawsuit, Climate Science Gets a Day in Court

Wed, 03/21/2018 - 8:54pm
San Francisco and Oakland are suing oil companies for money to protect against sea level rise.

MIT Unleashes a Hypnotic Robot Fish to Help Save the Oceans

Wed, 03/21/2018 - 2:00pm
Researchers detail the evolution of the world’s strangest fish, and describe how it could be a potentially powerful tool for scientists to study ocean life.

DowDuPont Signs a Deal to Surveil Farms With Satellites

Tue, 03/20/2018 - 10:00am
Photos from a network of 200 satellites will go into agricultural analytics tools, which could give farmers new insight.

How the Jaegers in *Pacific Rim Uprising* Violate Physics

Tue, 03/20/2018 - 9:00am
Sometimes real science isn't nearly as exciting as pretend science.

Climate Change Will Not Make Us Nicer

Tue, 03/20/2018 - 7:00am
A recent study found that people who grow up in places with mild weather are more agreeable and outgoing. What does that mean in a world of climate extremes?

Medicare Now Covers Genetic Cancer Testing

Tue, 03/20/2018 - 7:00am
Precision medicine has finally broken into the mainstream.

To Stay Healthy On Your Next Flight, Avoid Aisles and Stay Put

Mon, 03/19/2018 - 3:00pm
Just grab a window seat and don't move.

Watch a Robot 'Hen' Adopt a Flock of Chicks

Mon, 03/19/2018 - 7:00am
The PoulBot is teaching researchers about flocking behavior and about the cues animals need to fall in love with their robot overlords.

Brainless Embryos Suggest Bioelectricity Guides Growth

Sun, 03/18/2018 - 7:00am
Researchers are building a case that long before the nervous system works, the brain sends crucial bioelectric signals to guide the growth of embryonic tissues.

The Uneven Gains of Energy Efficiency

Fri, 03/16/2018 - 7:00am
Low-income Americans are more likely to live in housing that wastes energy, which saddles them with disproportionately high energy costs.

To Understand the Universe, Physicists Are Building Their Own

Fri, 03/16/2018 - 7:00am
Silke Weinfurtner isn’t an evil genius hell-bent on creating a new world of her own to rule. She just wants to understand the origins of the one we already have.

Theranos Didn't Nuke the Diagnostics Business

Thu, 03/15/2018 - 9:25pm
Dozens of other companies were working on point-of-care blood testing before Theranos, and dozens still are.

Gas vs. Electric: How Far Can a Car Go With Different Fuel Sources?

Thu, 03/15/2018 - 1:51pm
A typical car can travel 30 miles on just one gallon of gasoline. How do electric vehicles stack up?

Med Students Are Getting Terrible Training in Robotic Surgery

Thu, 03/15/2018 - 8:00am
A researcher reckons that at most, one out of five residents at top-tier institutions are succeeding at robotic surgery.

Maybe Nobody Wants Your Space Internet

Thu, 03/15/2018 - 7:00am
A growing group of companies believes satellites, balloons, and drones can help bring internet access to everyone on Earth. But what if not everybody wants it?

Researchers Are Restoring Kinesthesia In Prosthetics Patients

Wed, 03/14/2018 - 2:00pm
It's an awareness of movement and position in space that most people don't even realize they have.

Google's Quantum Computing Party Is as Fancy as Physics Gets

Wed, 03/14/2018 - 7:00am
Physicists aren't known for their fancy shindigs—but quantum computer researchers break the mold.

Stephen Hawking, a Physicist Transcending Space and Time, Dies at 76

Wed, 03/14/2018 - 2:11am
Stephen Hawking may have been the most famous physicist in the world—not only because he saw the face of the universe, but also because he could describe it to the rest of us.