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Watch SpaceX Launch the Falcon Heavy Rocket Live

Thu, 02/01/2018 - 3:22pm
When it launches from Cape Canaveral, the Falcon Heavy will be the most powerful lift vehicle in the world.

Climate Change: The Complete Guide

Thu, 02/01/2018 - 9:27am
The world is getting warmer, the weather is getting worse. Here's everything you need to know about what humans can do to stop wrecking the planet.

The Shrinking Building in *Ant-Man and the Wasp* Would Cause Massive Problems

Thu, 02/01/2018 - 9:00am
Does Ant-Man’s shrink ray let objects keep their mass as they get tiny?

It's Time For a Serious Talk About the Science of Tech "Addiction"

Thu, 02/01/2018 - 8:00am
If the food you eat changes your health, so does your technological diet. Here's what researchers of digital health need to learn from the study of nutrition.

Can an Airplane Take Off on a Moving Runway?

Wed, 01/31/2018 - 10:00am
Where do you get a giant plane-sized treadmill that goes 100 mph? Good question. I'm going to answer a different one.

The EPA Website Is 'Still Updating' Climate Change Info

Wed, 01/31/2018 - 8:00am
Internal emails show Administrator Scott Pruitt personally ordered science to be scrubbed away.

How to Design Beacons for Humanity's Afterlife

Wed, 01/31/2018 - 7:00am
A time capsule meant to teach aliens about humans could consist of math, DNA, a bot, or a brain—or something else entirely.

A Family’s Race to Cure a Daughter’s Genetic Disease

Wed, 01/31/2018 - 7:00am
Personalized medicine promised a cure for rare genetic disorders. Now patients and families themselves are trying to make up for its failures.

Can Our Phones Save Us From Our Phones?

Tue, 01/30/2018 - 2:45pm
Mobile apps and internet interfaces can make us distractible. But digital tools could also counteract those bad habits.

How Long Beach Is Trying to Cool Down

Tue, 01/30/2018 - 8:00am
Temperatures have soared in the Southern California city in recent years, but taming them presents its own set of challenges.

Meet the Company Trying to Democratize Clinical Trials With AI

Tue, 01/30/2018 - 7:00am
It practically takes a medical degree to find the right clinical trial. But new tools powered by machine learning could make them more accessible.

The Legend of Chimp, the Vaguely Humanoid Robot

Mon, 01/29/2018 - 12:29pm
Two and a half years after Chimp competed in the Darpa Robotics Challenge, it remains one of the weirdest humanoid robots on Earth.

Don’t Call It a Blood Moon. Or Supermoon. Or Blue Moon

Mon, 01/29/2018 - 8:00am
The first was recently popularized by this-must-be-prophecy types, the second was created by an astrologer, and the third is highly subjective.

Yes, There *Is* Gravity in Space

Sun, 01/28/2018 - 8:00am
Movies and TV shows often assume that no air = no gravity. Here's the way it actually works.

Space Photos of the Week: Martian Dust Is Perfect for Smoothing Out Those Wrinkles

Sat, 01/27/2018 - 11:00am
A dust storm predicted for 2018 could change the face of the Red Planet.

3.5 Billion-Year-Old Fossils Challenge Ideas About Earth’s Start

Sat, 01/27/2018 - 7:00am
A series of fossil finds suggests that life on Earth started earlier than anyone thought, calling into question a widely held theory of the solar system’s beginnings.

How Math Can Help Unravel the Weird Interactions of Microbes

Fri, 01/26/2018 - 8:00am
The dizzying network of interactions within microbe communities can defy analysis. But a new approach simplifies the math.