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More Evidence Exxon Misled the Public About Climate Change

2 hours 32 min ago
“Read all of these documents and make up your own mind.”

Trump’s 'America First' Policies Won't Work in Space

5 hours 32 min ago
Opinion: The president's National Space Council should prioritize diplomacy.

To Protect Genetic Privacy, Encrypt Your DNA

8 hours 32 min ago
Sharing your DNA with science could help cure disease. But once it's out there, you can't get it back. Encryption can at least keep it safe.

Bizarre Sea Creature Could Teach Humans to Do the Locomotion

Tue, 08/22/2017 - 2:38pm
The gelatinous salp pulses at its own frequency, but they live together as a long chain—somehow, moving efficiently as a whole.

The Defenders Could Punch Better if They Learned Some Physics

Tue, 08/22/2017 - 12:30pm
What's the best way to punch someone if you possess superhuman strength?

California Proves That Environmental Regulations Don't Kill Profits

Tue, 08/22/2017 - 1:00am
Will California's long-term green ambitions turn its economy as chilly as a San Francisco summer?

Total Solar Eclipse 2017: Follow Live from Coast to Coast

Mon, 08/21/2017 - 2:30pm
Monday, August 21 marks the first total solar eclipse to hit the mainland United States in nearly 40 years.

How to Watch the Total Solar Eclipse Without Glasses

Mon, 08/21/2017 - 1:07pm
Sure, you can buy solar glasses. Or you can save your money an make a DIY pinhole. It's a lot more fun.

Why the US Solar Industry Doesn't Want Government Protection

Mon, 08/21/2017 - 11:00am
A tariff on international solar panels threatens to curb an important contributor to the nascent clean energy boom.

The Most Extreme Way to Watch the Eclipse? Chase It in a Jet

Sun, 08/20/2017 - 7:00am
Some eclipse aficionados are skipping the traffic and meeting the eclipse more or less half way—from the air.

Yellowstone Supervolcano Could Power Electric Cars of the Future

Sat, 08/19/2017 - 8:00am
With car manufacturers and technology companies making more battery-powered devices, lithium is becoming an ever-more precious metal.

Microbes May Rig Their DNA to Speed Up Evolution

Sat, 08/19/2017 - 7:00am
If DNA repair makes useful mutations more likely, it could accelerate cells’ adaptations to harsh environments.

Explore the Moon Using Augmented Reality

Fri, 08/18/2017 - 3:17pm
The sun's getting a lot of the spotlight these days. It's time to give the moon its due.

The Robots Will Be Soft and Cuddly and Heal Their Own Wounds

Fri, 08/18/2017 - 10:00am
Belgian researchers built a soft, squishy robot that can heal itself with just a bit of heat.

What a Border Collie Taught a Linguist About Language

Fri, 08/18/2017 - 7:00am
The whistles that a shepherd uses to command her dog sound a whole lot like human language.

Crispr Fans Dream of a Populist Future for Gene Editing

Fri, 08/18/2017 - 7:00am
Over two days in Berkeley, scientists, CEOs, farmers, conservationists, and citizens gathered to talk about the promise and peril of Crispr.

How Will California's Solar Grid React to the Eclipse?

Thu, 08/17/2017 - 11:00am
Making up the difference will be a balancing act of high-tension electricity choreography.

NASA's Rocket to Nowhere Finally Has a Destination

Thu, 08/17/2017 - 7:00am
With a lunar orbit mission on the docket, NASA's contractors for the Space Launch System continue testing with new focus.

Plankton 'Mucus Houses' Could Pull Microplastics From the Sea

Wed, 08/16/2017 - 2:00pm
A larvacean can capture tiny floating bits of plastic, enabling the pinkie-sized critter to eliminate the plastic as waste that falls to the seafloor.

The Best Way to Test Students? Make Them Explain It On Video

Wed, 08/16/2017 - 9:00am
You will be surprised how quickly a short video conveys just what students know about the subject.