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The Subtle Nudges That Could Unhook Us From Our Phones

Fri, 03/02/2018 - 8:00am
People need help deciding where to place their attention. Tech companies could help ease our time-inconsistency.

The Secret to a High Tech Concierge Medical Office? Data

Fri, 03/02/2018 - 8:00am
Managing electronic medical records is still a pain, but if a start-up can figure it out, better records could lead to new cures

Watch NOAA's New GOES-S Weather Satellite Launch Live

Thu, 03/01/2018 - 5:18pm
Assuming the 11,500-pound spacecraft makes it into geostationary orbit safely, it'll go by GOES-17.

Researchers Used This Genealogy Site to Build a 13 Million-Person Family Tree

Thu, 03/01/2018 - 3:00pm
One of the members is Kevin Bacon.

How Flight Simulation Tech Can Help Turn Robots Into Surgeons

Thu, 03/01/2018 - 11:00am
A heaving robotic platform adapted from the tech that powers flight simulators could help train other robots to do surgery.

You Can Find the Gravitational Constant with String and a Mountain

Wed, 02/28/2018 - 5:09pm
Calculating fundamental constants used to be a much harder job.

With DNA Dating App Pheramor, You Swab, Then Swipe For Love

Wed, 02/28/2018 - 8:00am
But the science of genetic compatibility is dubious at best.

Congress Takes On Sexual Harassment in the Sciences

Wed, 02/28/2018 - 8:00am
New rules could make it easier to remove faculty members who harass or assault grad students and postdocs.

If There's Life on Saturn's Moon Enceladus, It Might Look Like This

Tue, 02/27/2018 - 12:00pm
Attention alien hunters: Scientists have identified a deep sea microbe that could possibly survive the ocean floor of Saturn's moon Enceladus.

America’s Secret Ice Base Won’t Stay Frozen Forever

Tue, 02/27/2018 - 10:00am
Climate change is turning Cold War project Camp Century into an environmental hazard in Greenland

How to Build a Space Communication System Out of Lasers

Tue, 02/27/2018 - 9:00am
Get ready for terabytes of laser data to rain from the sky.

Why It's So Hard to Dose Weed

Mon, 02/26/2018 - 8:00am
Too much weed = a very bad time. But companies making cannabis devices are figuring out ways to tackle the dosing problem.

How Fast Can a Tiny Van Go in *Ant-Man and the Wasp*?

Sun, 02/25/2018 - 9:00am
Yup, this whole trailer is just an excuse to do physics.

How Cells Pack Tangled DNA Into Neat Chromosomes

Sun, 02/25/2018 - 8:00am
For the first time, researchers can see how proteins grab loops of DNA and bundle them for cell division. The discovery also hints at how the genome folds to regulate gene expression.

Space Photos of the Week: Juno Helps Jupiter Show Off Its Stripes

Sat, 02/24/2018 - 11:00am
Juno completed its eleventh orbit of the planet on February 7, capturing some spectacular images in the process.

Inside Bigelow Aerospace Founder Robert Bigelow's Decades-Long Obsession With UFOs

Sat, 02/24/2018 - 8:00am
The budget hotel magnate and inflatable space habitat maker has a unique side project.

The Struggle to Predict—and Prevent—Toxic Masculinity

Fri, 02/23/2018 - 4:04pm
Sociological research shows that some delinquent boys—but not all—turn into men with no regard for other people's rights.

There's No One Way to Explain How Flying Works

Thu, 02/22/2018 - 11:00am
You can use Bernoulli's principle to explain how planes fly—but that isn't the only way.

Inside the Panoptic Studio, the Dome That Could Give Robots Super-Senses

Thu, 02/22/2018 - 10:00am
In a chilly basement room sits a giant dome that looks like part physics experiment and part like that chamber Darth Vader kicks back in.

Permafrost Experiments Mimic Alaska’s Climate-Changed Future

Thu, 02/22/2018 - 8:00am
In the permafrost zone near Denali, an expanse of tundra bristles with so many sensors and cables that it resembles an outdoor ICU ward.