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[Science] All the Fish We Cannot See In a dark, unexplored layer of ocean, a hidden cache of fish might play an unexpected role in our climate’s future. It seems like a bad time for a new fishery. Published:12/9/2023 7:05:55 AM
[Science] The First Crispr Medicine Is Now Approved in the US The one-time gene editing fix is meant to halt debilitating pain crises for sickle cell patients, who formerly could only be cured with a risky stem cell transplant. Published:12/8/2023 11:52:33 AM
[Science] Jennifer Doudna Believes Crispr Is for Everyone Pioneering biochemist Jennifer Doudna sat down with WIRED’s Emily Mullin to talk about the future of Crispr. Published:12/6/2023 1:33:18 PM
[Science] Roof damage delays 2024 legislative work (The Center Square) – A leaky roof at the Pennsylvania Capitol building means House lawmakers won’t cast their first votes of 2024 until March 18. Published:12/6/2023 7:46:27 AM
[Science] South Carolina announces state is divesting from Disney over Twitter spat South Carolina’s state funds will no longer be tied to Disney as Republicans blast the company for pulling ads from X, the platform formerly known as Twitter. Published:12/5/2023 5:36:31 PM
[Science] Climate Cookbooks Are Here to Change How You Eat Sustainable diets have been around for ages. An emerging cookbook genre that tackles the climate crisis signals a new appetite for change. Published:12/2/2023 7:15:31 AM
[Science] Was Bobi the World’s Oldest Dog—or a Fraud? A quest to uncover the truth about Bobi, named the “oldest dog ever” by Guinness World Records, led to dog fur experts and conspiracy theories, and left me with serious questions about how world records are verified. Published:12/2/2023 6:15:24 AM
[Science] Dr. Nergis Mavalvala Detected the First Gravitational Wave. Her Work Doesn’t Stop There The dean of MIT’s School of Science embraces skepticism and failure, and she wants the next generation of scientists to jump right in. Published:12/1/2023 6:14:51 AM
[Science] Brian Stelter blames Fox's lack of leadership for Trump's propaganda machine Former CNN host Brian Stelter blamed a lack of leadership at Fox News for the network turning into the personal propaganda machine of former President Donald Trump. Published:11/30/2023 12:40:32 PM
[Science] Democrats introduce 'billionaires tax' on unrealized capital gains Sen. Ron Wyden (D-OR) and other Democrats introduced a proposal on Thursday that would tax the unrealized capital gains of billionaires and very high earners. Published:11/30/2023 11:53:02 AM
[Science] Cicadas Are So Loud, Fiber Optic Cables Can ‘Hear’ Them In 2021, scientists experimenting with fiber optics picked up a strange signal: the cacophony of cicadas. It could lead to a new way of monitoring insects. Published:11/30/2023 9:22:28 AM
[Science] Inside India’s Gargantuan Mission to Clean the Ganges River The Ganges river is one of the world’s most sacred waterways—and one of its most polluted. To restore it, India is undertaking one of the biggest engineering programs in the history of sanitation. Published:11/30/2023 5:15:45 AM
[Science] A Cutting-Edge Cancer Treatment Is Under FDA Investigation—for Cancer Risk CAR-T cell therapy harnesses the immune system to attack blood cancers. Six years after approving the first treatment, the FDA is investigating whether it can give rise to secondary cancers. Published:11/29/2023 11:39:43 AM
[Science] How to Set Your Thermostat—According to Science Win the family arguments over heating your home this winter—or better yet, avoid them altogether—with this handy guide. Published:11/29/2023 9:03:27 AM
[Science] The Weirdest Reason the Poles Are Warming So Fast? Invisible Clouds Clouds way up in the stratosphere act like a blanket, trapping heat in the Arctic and Antarctica. That could help explain why models keep underestimating how fast they’re warming. Published:11/29/2023 7:20:04 AM
[Science] A Life-Extension Drug for Big Dogs Is Getting Closer to Reality The FDA has yet to approve any drugs for life extension. But biotech company Loyal is now a step closer to bringing one to market—for dogs. Published:11/27/2023 11:18:25 PM
[Science] Biden supporters are 'more thoughtful' than Trump's religious followers: Democratic Rep. Dan Kildee Retiring Rep. Dan Kildee (D-MI) praised President Joe Biden's supporters as "thoughtful" and took a swipe at former President Donald Trump's supporters for treating him "like a religion." Published:11/27/2023 9:17:25 PM
[Science] Chris Christie says Donald Trump's rhetoric enables antisemitism Former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) said former President Donald Trump’s rhetoric enables antisemitism. Published:11/26/2023 5:53:24 PM
[Science] The Left must get its violence under control. It's not going to like the counterreaction When it comes to political violence, the Left has a problem. Published:11/24/2023 5:05:57 AM
[Science] Tucker Carlson warns of a 2024 election 'like nothing we've ever seen' Conservative media personality Tucker Carlson warned voters that the 2024 election is going to be "like nothing we've ever seen." Published:11/22/2023 12:42:19 PM
[Science] The View's Joy Behar suggests Thanksgiving this year is the 'perfect time' to discuss politics Joy Behar, one of the co-hosts of The View, suggested Wednesday that Thanksgiving this year might be the "perfect time" to discuss the state of politics at the dinner table. Published:11/22/2023 12:29:06 PM
[Science] Here’s What’s Next for SpaceX’s Starship A second Starship test flight advanced a bit further than the first, with the rocket reaching the edge of space but blowing up soon after. Industry experts say it’s still a step forward. Published:11/21/2023 1:20:50 PM
[Science] Policy group wants South Carolina to update its civil liability system (The Center Square) — A South Carolina policy group says the state’s civil liability system costs the state jobs and hinders its economic growth. Published:11/19/2023 7:50:20 AM
[Science] Analyzing Studies

For issues that are really important, you need to learn how to separate credible studies from unreliable ones.

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[Science] SpaceX’s Starship Lost Shortly After Launch of Second Test Flight This is SpaceX’s second attempt at sending Starship on a round-the-globe trip, following an April test flight that failed after only four minutes. This one lasted a few minutes longer. Published:11/18/2023 7:44:24 AM
[Science] Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson details how a political party asked him to run for president Former wrestler and Hollywood star Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson told Joe Rogan he was visited by a political party asking him to run for president. Published:11/17/2023 11:58:40 AM
[Science] You Need a Heat Pump. Soon You’ll Have More American-Made Options The Biden administration is announcing $169 million to supercharge domestic production of a device beloved by climate and energy nerds. Published:11/17/2023 9:47:05 AM
[Science] Dr. Jessie Christiansen Wants to Help You Discover the Next Exoplanet As project scientist on NASA’s Exoplanet Archive, Dr. Christiansen is a huge advocate for citizen science—and making sure anyone can be a planet hunter. Published:11/17/2023 6:15:43 AM
[Science] Dr. Alison Todd’s Inventions May Save Your Life An inventor, molecular biologist, and diagnostic scientist, Dr. Todd cofounded SpeedDx, which serves communities worldwide. And that’s just the beginning. Published:11/16/2023 6:20:46 AM
[Science] The Mystery of Iceland’s Non-Erupting Volcano Since 2021, lava has sporadically oozed out of various fissures crisscrossing southwest Iceland. Now, a huge sheet of magma could erupt at any minute. But where, and how severe will the eruption be? Published:11/16/2023 4:20:45 AM
[Science] Why I’m (Cautiously) Optimistic About COP28 In a year of record heat waves and rising global emissions, it would be easy to write COP28 off before it even starts. But that would be a mistake. Published:11/15/2023 1:22:58 AM
[Science] A Single Infusion of a Gene-Editing Treatment Lowered High Cholesterol It’s still early days for a novel form of gene therapy called base editing, but this small study in people with extremely high cholesterol shows striking results. Published:11/14/2023 7:13:29 AM
[Science] Here’s How Bad Climate Change Will Get in the US—and Why There’s Still Hope The nation’s Fifth National Climate Assessment paints a dark portrait of worsening disasters. But it also points toward accelerating progress and a cleaner future. Published:11/14/2023 4:39:29 AM
[Science] It’s Time to Get Serious About Carbon Removal If the world is to reach net zero, billions of tons of carbon dioxide need pulling from the air every year. At the moment, the global carbon removal system extracts less than 0.01 percent of that. Published:11/14/2023 1:14:45 AM
[Science] The Incredible Women Making Strides in Science In this series, we’ll highlight a few of the women changing the fields of astronomy, medicine, physics, psychology, healthcare, and science communication. Published:11/13/2023 4:36:28 PM
[Science] Delhi Plans to Unleash Cloud Seeding in Its Battle Against Deadly Smog Hazardous air pollution is once again choking Delhi. City officials want to use cloud seeding to wash the problem away. Published:11/13/2023 12:32:52 PM
[Science] Nearly Everyone With Mild Cognitive Impairment Goes Undiagnosed Millions of older adults likely have minor memory issues that can later become dementia. But only a fraction of them are diagnosed early enough for new treatments to stand a chance. Published:11/13/2023 6:17:04 AM
[Science] Wegovy Slashes the Risk of Heart Attack and Stroke in a Landmark Trial The drug semaglutide is already widely used for weight loss. Now its maker is presenting new evidence that it can reduce cardiovascular illnesses and deaths. Published:11/11/2023 8:02:11 AM
[Science] Elon Musk slams 'woke mind virus' as 'civilizational threat' Billionaire business magnate Elon Musk called out the "woke mind virus" as a "civilizational threat." Published:11/10/2023 11:29:18 AM
[Science] GOP leadership pulls financial services spending bill over lack of votes Republican leadership has postponed legislation to fund financial agencies and broad government functions, a sign that the conservative legislation didn't have enough GOP votes to pass. Published:11/9/2023 10:12:24 AM
[Science] The FDA Approves Weight Loss Drug Zepbound, a Wegovy and Ozempic Rival Eli Lilly is about to release Zepbound, a new entrant in the superheated competition for blockbuster weight loss drugs. Published:11/8/2023 3:52:36 PM
[Science] EV Batteries Have a Dirty Secret. This Company Has a Plan to Clean Them Up European manufacturer Northvolt has plans to distribute a low-carbon, sustainable battery-manufacturing process across the world. Published:11/8/2023 2:21:54 PM
[Science] New Jersey Keeps Newborn DNA for 23 Years. Parents Are Suing All US states take pinpricks of blood from newborns to test for diseases. New Jersey stores them for decades and may allow them to be used in police investigations. Published:11/8/2023 12:12:35 PM
[Science] A Major Alarm Is Flashing Under Greenland’s Ice Greenland’s northern ice shelves—long thought to be relatively stable—have lost more than a third of their volume since 1978, new research finds. Published:11/7/2023 10:15:39 AM
[Science] The Euclid Space Telescope’s Spectacular First Photos of Distant and Hidden Galaxies Images from the European Space Agency’s newest telescope show the power of instruments that will create 3D surveys of a third of the sky, covering 10 billion years of cosmic history. Published:11/7/2023 8:03:11 AM
[Science] The World’s Broken Food System Costs $12.7 Trillion a Year The hidden costs of the global food system are equivalent to 10 percent of global GDP, according to new analysis from the United Nations. Published:11/6/2023 3:13:38 AM
[Science] The JWST Has Spotted Giant Black Holes All Over the Early Universe Giant black holes were supposed to be bit players in the early cosmic story. But James Webb Space Telescope observations are finding an unexpected abundance of the beasts. Published:11/5/2023 7:17:45 AM
[Science] As Extreme Heat Increases, Heart Attacks Will Rise Dangerously hot days are becoming more common. That will trigger heart attacks and strokes in people made vulnerable by age, race, and the layout of cities. Published:11/1/2023 10:02:43 AM
[Science] The Vampire Bat Is Moving Closer to the US. That’s a Problem As the climate changes, the bloodthirsty creatures are moving north from Latin America, bringing the threat of rabies with them. Published:10/31/2023 7:11:57 AM
[Science] These Plants Change Color When Exposed to a Pesticide Genetically engineering plants to change colors when they encounter a contaminant could help scientists better understand their needs—and the environment. Published:10/30/2023 7:05:41 AM
[Science] A Personalized Brain Implant Curbed a Woman’s OCD A device in her brain delivers jolts of electricity when it detects abnormal neural activity associated with obsessive thoughts. Published:10/30/2023 6:14:22 AM
[Science] Bird Flu Reaches the Antarctic for the First Time As the first known cases of H5N1 are detected in the region, scientists fear for the isolated penguin and seal populations that have never been exposed. Published:10/28/2023 7:25:34 AM
[Science] If You Didn’t Care About Antarctica’s Icy Belly, You Will Now Scientists are getting an ever-clearer picture of the undersides of deteriorating glaciers. It’s not looking good. Published:10/27/2023 1:16:32 PM
[Science] Glacial Lakes Threaten Millions in a Warming World A Himalayan lake fed by melting ice just released a devastating flood in northern India. Thousands of other unstable lakes are getting bigger every year. Published:10/24/2023 1:39:17 AM
[Science] History Says the 1918 Flu Killed the Young and Healthy. These Bones Say Otherwise A study of bones held in a Cleveland museum reveals a new side to the pandemic’s story—and a new way to think about pandemics to come. Published:10/23/2023 6:14:10 AM
[Science] Why Have Climate Catastrophes Toppled Some Civilizations but Not Others? Researchers are honing in on what helps societies survive climate shocks, like the volcanic eruptions that helped fell the Roman Empire or the drought that plagued the ancient Mayans. Published:10/21/2023 7:13:35 AM
[Science] New Trials Aim to Restore Hearing in Deaf Children—With Gene Therapy For the first time, researchers are testing an approach that involves replacing a mutated gene in the inner ears of children with severe hearing loss. Published:10/20/2023 7:14:21 AM
[Science] ‘The Whole Health System Is Collapsing Around Us.’ Doctors Say Gaza Is on the Brink Doctors say they are operating without anesthesia, hospitals have run out of space to put the wounded, and the dead are being buried in mass graves. Published:10/19/2023 12:37:41 PM
[Science] Chum Salmon Are Spawning the Arctic. It’s an Ominous Sign The fish may be a harbinger of dramatic warming in the north—and rapidly transforming ecosystems. Published:10/18/2023 7:18:53 AM
[Science] Why Scientists Are Bugging the Rainforest Scientists use microphones and AI to automatically detect species by their chirps and croaks. This bioacoustics research could be critical for protecting ecosystems on a warming planet. Published:10/17/2023 10:17:36 AM
[Science] Inside the Race to Crush Paris’ Bedbug Crisis Humans are teaming up with dogs to eliminate the blood-sucking pests, but there's no overarching strategy, just eye-watering costs. Published:10/17/2023 1:10:45 AM
[Science] 'Sanctuary' state Massachusetts can no longer guarantee housing for illegal immigrants Democrat-run "sanctuary" state Massachusetts will soon close its doors to immigrants who illegally crossed the border and were released into the United States only to travel to the New England state in need of housing, work, and food. Published:10/16/2023 1:40:09 PM
[Science] How Hop Nerds Are Saving Your Favorite Beer From Climate Change Extreme heat and droughts are cutting into hop plants’ yields and making them less bitter. But scientists and farmers are brewing up clever solutions. Published:10/16/2023 7:17:18 AM
[Science] Magnetic Minerals May Have Given Life Its Molecular Asymmetry The preferred “handedness” of biomolecules could have emerged from interactions between electrons and magnetic surfaces on primordial Earth, new research suggests. Published:10/15/2023 7:14:25 AM
[Science] Abandoned Farms Are a Hidden Resource for Restoring Biodiversity A billion acres of old farmland—an area half the size of Australia—has fallen out of use. Ecologists say the lands and degraded forests are neglected resources for rewilding and for capturing carbon. Published:10/14/2023 7:24:46 AM
[Science] NASA’s Psyche Mission Is Off to Test a Space Laser (for Communications) The Psyche probe is heading to its namesake metal-rich asteroid. Along the way, it will demonstrate a near-infrared laser system to send high-rate data hundreds of millions of miles home. Published:10/13/2023 9:35:23 AM
[Science] A Groundbreaking Human Brain Cell Atlas Just Dropped The comprehensive collection of 21 studies attempts to map all the brain’s cell types, and offers hope of one day being able to trace brain diseases to their genetic roots. Published:10/12/2023 2:38:53 PM
[Science] Dolly Parton explains why she refuses to get political As Dolly Parton prepares to debut her new book, Behind The Seams, to be released on Oct. 17, the country music star shared why she rarely divulges her political views in public. Published:10/11/2023 7:37:32 PM
[Science] This First Peek Inside NASA’s OSIRIS-REx Capsule Is a Glimpse Back in Time Scientists finally opened the rock sample from the near-Earth asteroid Bennu. NASA’s OSIRIS-REx captured a treasure trove of material from the solar system’s earliest days. Published:10/11/2023 11:46:35 AM
[Science] A Monkey Got a New Kidney From a Pig—and Lived for 2 Years Human donor kidneys are in short supply. A new experiment that tested gene-edited organ transplants in monkeys showed that pig kidneys may one day be viable substitutes. Published:10/11/2023 10:16:33 AM
[Science] Television banking on 2024 election ad spending as SAG-AFTRA strike continues The 2024 elections are roughly 13 months away, and the television business is hoping to receive a major boost financially from political advertisements from both parties as the SAG-AFTRA strike continues to prevent some shows from returning to production. Published:10/9/2023 11:46:19 AM
[Science] Heat Waves in the Ground Are Getting More Extreme—and Perilous The atmosphere is rapidly warming, but the soil is also prone to heat waves. Scientists are racing to understand the consequences. Published:10/9/2023 7:19:03 AM
[Science] New Malaria Vaccines Offer a Real Shot at Fighting the Disease A malaria vaccine that could protect millions of children against the parasite-borne disease is expected to roll out early next year. It follows another formula that has already had moderate success. Published:10/9/2023 6:15:34 AM
[Science] The EU Just Kicked Off Its Biggest Climate Experiment Yet The world’s largest single market has launched a bold plan to tax carbon at its borders. The rest of the world is paying very close attention. Published:10/9/2023 1:17:49 AM
[Science] Trump mocks Biden's trips to the beach: 'I have a much better body than him' Former President Donald Trump took aim at his chief political rival's fitness and supposed frailty during a rally in Waterloo, Iowa, on Saturday. Published:10/7/2023 8:40:17 PM
[Science] In Defense of the Rat Rats are less pestilent and more lovable than you might think. Can humans learn to live with them? Published:10/7/2023 7:34:31 AM
[Science] Who is on a bigger bender in our country — voters or elected officials? PITTSBURGH, Pennsylvania — On Sept. 29, 2020, Bethany Hallam, an Allegheny County elected official, posted that she was “SO excited to introduce the second round of badass elected officials for the #NoNakedBallots campaign!!!!” with four photos of Democratic women running for office who were entirely naked with the exception of words strategically covering their breasts. Published:10/4/2023 5:37:13 PM
[Science] September's Record-Shattering Heat Was ‘Absolutely Gobsmackingly Bananas’ Last month was so hot, scientists are struggling to find words for it. Published:10/4/2023 6:13:07 AM
[Science] Katalin Karikó’s Nobel Prize Marks the Beginning of a Vaccine Revolution Nobel Prize winners Katalin Karikó and Drew Weissman pioneered the technology that produced a Covid-19 vaccine in record time. Next, mRNA could tackle flu, malaria, and HIV. Published:10/2/2023 2:06:05 PM
[Science] What Will Plants Be Like on Alien Worlds? Scientists know enough about exoplanets to speculate about how simple plants might arise on them. But don't count on them being green. Published:10/2/2023 6:21:29 AM
[Science] New York Needs to Get Spongier—or Get Used to More Floods Devastating deluges around the world point to the metropolis of tomorrow: the “sponge city.” Think more parks and fewer parking lots. Published:9/29/2023 4:41:00 PM
[Science] New York City Is Drowning Heavy rainfall led to dangerous flash flooding in New York City and surrounding areas on Friday morning. Published:9/29/2023 12:18:33 PM
[Science] Which Spider-Man Is Stronger: Tobey Maguire or Tom Holland? To figure it out, you’ll need two similar feats of superhero strength and a little bit of physics. Published:9/29/2023 7:07:03 AM
[Science] A Revelation About Trees Is Messing With Climate Calculations Trees make clouds by releasing small quantities of vapors called “sesquiterpenes.” Scientists are learning more—and it’s making climate models hazy. Published:9/29/2023 6:16:52 AM
[Science] DNA Drives Help Identify Missing People. It's a Privacy Nightmare Police are hosting events to collect DNA samples that can help solve missing persons cases. But when people put their DNA in a commercial database, it can used for other purposes. Published:9/28/2023 6:23:07 AM
[Science] Republican debate: Rivals attack Trump over $7 trillion added to debt on his watch Former President Donald Trump’s GOP rivals lined up during the second primary debate to attack him for increasing the national debt as president. Published:9/27/2023 9:24:38 PM
[Science] New polling shows GOP has major lead on handling of the economy A new poll shows that voters trust Republicans to handle the economy more than Democrats by the widest margin in more than three decades, a finding that has major implications for the 2024 elections. Published:9/26/2023 11:59:48 AM
[Science] Why Rain Is Getting Fiercer on a Warming Planet Extreme rain is getting more extreme as temperatures rise. That may seem counterintuitive, but the underlying physics is crystal clear. Published:9/26/2023 6:14:31 AM
[Science] How to Make a Pig Heart Transplant Last in a Person The first human to receive a genetically engineered pig heart survived two months. Surgeons are hoping this transplant will last longer. Published:9/25/2023 3:46:41 PM
[Science] UAW strike: Where the 2024 candidates stand on the historic work stoppages The 2024 presidential candidates are wading into the strike against the “Big Three” automakers. Here is where they stand on the strike and negotiations. Published:9/25/2023 12:43:51 PM
[Science] The World’s Largest—and Stinkiest—Flower Is in Danger of Extinction The 42 known species of the parasitic plant Rafflesia, known as the corpse flower, are endangered due to the destruction of forest habitats. Published:9/23/2023 7:06:28 AM
[Science] Inside the Race to Stop a Deadly Viral Outbreak in India Quick thinking and medical sleuthing allowed Kerala to contain a potentially disastrous Nipah virus outbreak this month—but with viral spillovers happening more frequently, containment is a fragile shield. Published:9/22/2023 10:48:24 AM
[Science] NASA's OSIRIS-REx Is About to Bring Asteroid Pieces Back to Earth The OSIRIS-REx probe is carrying rock samples from the asteroid Bennu, millions of miles away. If it works, it will be only the third such retrieval in history. Published:9/22/2023 7:16:49 AM
[Science] The Dumb Alien Mummy Story Takes an Entirely Predictable Turn A week ago, two bodies believed to be a muddle of human and animal bones were presented in Mexico’s Congress as proof of alien life. Now the scientific community is fighting back. Published:9/21/2023 10:09:36 AM
[Science] The Mysterious 'Warming Hole' in the Middle of the US The world is rapidly heating. So why has the central US been weirdly cool compared to the rest of the country? Published:9/20/2023 6:17:29 AM
[Science] Everything We Know About Neuralink's Brain Implant Trial Elon Musk’s neurotech startup announced that it is now seeking patients with paralysis to test a brain-computer interface. Published:9/19/2023 3:58:05 PM
[Science] High Blood Pressure Is the World’s Biggest Killer. Now There’s a Plan to Tackle It Once considered a disease of the affluent, hypertension now affects a third of all adults. The WHO wants nations to get organized to combat it. Published:9/19/2023 11:23:49 AM
[Science] DeepMind’s New AI Can Predict Genetic Diseases AlphaMissense, a new model from Google’s artificial intelligence team, analyzes the effects of DNA mutations and will accelerate research into rare diseases. Published:9/19/2023 9:50:29 AM
[Science] Explore the Ancient Aztec Capital in This Lifelike 3D Rendering We spoke with Thomas Kole, a digital artist who re-created the capital of the Aztec Empire in such detail that it looks like a living metropolis. Published:9/18/2023 1:07:48 PM
[Science] Ski Resorts Are Giving Up on Snow With natural snow becoming scarcer and artificial powder woefully unsustainable, Europe’s mountain resorts are starting to look at life beyond downhill skiing. Published:9/18/2023 6:14:50 AM
[Science] A New Proof Moves the Needle on a Sticky Geometry Problem A deceptively simple math proposition known as the Kakeya conjecture underpins a tower of other questions in physics, number theory, and harmonic analysis. Published:9/17/2023 7:18:43 AM
[Science] Vindicated Ken Paxton blames Biden and Texas House for 'sham impeachment' AUSTIN, Texas — Vindicated Attorney General Ken Paxton lambasted the Biden administration and the Texas House for forcing a "sham impeachment" trial following his acquittal on all 16 counts. Published:9/16/2023 3:47:55 PM
[Science] Oregon Republicans file for reelection despite possible disqualification A group of Republican lawmakers in Oregon are filing for reelection despite being in possible violation of a state law that could disqualify them from seeking office. Published:9/16/2023 10:54:13 AM
[Science] This Is Your Kid’s Brain on Extreme Heat It's too hot for school, as stifling classrooms cause some teachers to switch to remote learning—or cancel lessons altogether. And the heat will only get worse. Published:9/15/2023 6:14:49 AM
[Science] Insiders Reveal Major Problems at Lab-Grown-Meat Startup Upside Foods Billion-dollar cultivated-meat startup Upside Foods wants you to think the breakthrough chicken fillets it sells are made in a futuristic factory. A WIRED investigation tells a different story. Published:9/15/2023 5:14:41 AM
[Science] Libya’s Deadly Floods Show the Growing Threat of Medicanes Entire neighborhoods of the Libyan city of Derna have vanished following devastating floods wrought by Storm Daniel. Such storms are rare—but climate change will supersize them. Published:9/14/2023 11:42:57 AM
[Science] NASA Didn’t Find Aliens—but if You See Any UFOs, Holler The agency assembled a panel of experts to figure out how to handle future sightings, in case the truth is out there. Published:9/14/2023 10:45:19 AM
[Science] No, This Is Not an Alien. Here’s Why Two “nonhuman beings” were shown off during a bizarre hearing of Mexico’s Congress. The bodies are believed to be a muddle of human and animal bones, held together with glue and fake skin. Published:9/14/2023 9:22:10 AM
[Science] Tim Scott wants to strip China of its 'developing nation' status as part of trade platform Sen. Tim Scott (R-SC) said China should be stripped of its “developing nation” status, an international designation that grants it special privileges and flexibility over the United States, as a means of ensuring the U.S. is not put at a disadvantage in trade. Published:9/14/2023 6:28:39 AM
[Science] Burbank mayor confronted by councilwoman about behavior: 'The line has been crossed' Burbank, California, Mayor Konstantine Anthony faced sharp criticism from city council members and residents over a viral video on social media that showed him being spanked at a drag queen bingo event. Published:9/13/2023 11:20:37 PM
[Science] Scientists Say You’re Looking for Alien Civilizations All Wrong A new report lays out a modern way to search for E.T., calling for better use of big data and machine learning techniques. Published:9/13/2023 6:18:49 AM
[Science] Covid Boosters Can’t Outpace New Mutations. Here’s Why They Still Work The latest vaccines are designed to target XBB.1.5, the dominant variant throughout much of 2023—until now. Published:9/12/2023 3:31:56 PM
[Science] Serious Brain Trauma Starts Well Before Young Athletes Go Pro Brain injury from contact sports doesn't just affect professional athletes. A new study of amateur athletes who died before turning 30 reveals that many already showed signs of neurodegeneration. Published:9/12/2023 7:09:38 AM
[Science] Yes, There’s a New Covid Variant. No, You Shouldn’t Panic The Pirola Covid variant has an alarming number of mutations, but it doesn’t seem to be taking hold or causing severe illness. Published:9/11/2023 3:08:56 PM
[Science] A New Map of the Universe, Painted With Cosmic Neutrinos Physicists finally know where at least some of these high-energy particles come from, which helps make the neutrinos useful for exploring fundamental physics. Published:9/10/2023 7:24:14 AM
[Science] The Investigation of SpaceX’s Starship Explosion Is Complete—and Elon Musk Has More Work to Do Following a joint “mishap investigation” by SpaceX and the FAA, the federal agency listed 63 issues that must be addressed before launches can resume at the Texas site. Published:9/8/2023 2:29:48 PM
[Science] The Rapid Intensification of Hurricane Lee Is a Warning Fueled by warm water and humidity, hurricanes can quickly turn into life-threatening monsters. Get ready for more of this phenomenon as the planet warms. Published:9/8/2023 10:52:49 AM
[Science] A Flesh-Eating Bacterium Is Creeping North as Oceans Warm The Vibrio vulnificus pathogen thrives in hot coastal waters, and beachgoers can contract it via a small cut or scrape. It can also kill them in two days. Published:9/6/2023 6:15:09 AM
[Science] Ken Paxton impeachment trial proceeds as GOP-controlled state Senate refuses to dismiss charges AUSTIN, Texas — Impeached Attorney General Ken Paxton was dealt a blow by the GOP-controlled state Senate when enough Republicans sided with Democrats and denied all 10 attempts by his defense attorney to block the trial from proceeding. Published:9/5/2023 1:07:01 PM
[Science] A Billion-Dollar Plan to Fix Farm Emissions Might Make Things Worse Agriculture is a huge source of greenhouse gas emissions, so the US is getting serious about reform. But some scientists say current efforts are misguided. Published:9/5/2023 6:11:24 AM
[Science] Climate Change Has Finally Come For Burning Man Unpredictable weather and delays following Hurricane Hilary turned the festival for ultra-wealthy techno-utopians and Hedonists into a literal quagmire. Welcome to the new normal. Published:9/4/2023 12:14:39 PM
[Science] In a Fierce Desert, Microbe ‘Crusts’ Show How Life Tamed the Land Extreme microorganisms carpeting the Atacama Desert in Chile illuminate how life might have first taken hold on Earth’s surface. Published:9/3/2023 7:09:39 AM
[Science] Geophysical Consequences of Celestial Mechanics

The core of their elegant physics explains well the careful observations gathered in the past 200 years.

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Published:9/3/2023 12:03:32 AM
[Science] Wisconsin GOP threaten impeachment if new state justice remains on redistricting case Republicans in the Wisconsin state legislature are asking a newly elected liberal justice on the state Supreme Court to recuse herself from a redistricting case, or they could consider impeachment. Published:9/2/2023 2:49:48 PM
[Science] Bill Richardson death: Former New Mexico Governor and U.N. Ambassador dies at 75 Bill Richardson, the former Democratic New Mexico governor and United States Ambassador to the United Nations, died at the age of 75. Published:9/2/2023 1:58:22 PM
[Science] What Ever Happened to the Tiny House Movement? Tiny houses started as a minimalist revolution. They ended up as an Instagram aesthetic. Published:9/2/2023 7:09:33 AM
[Science] The High-Stakes Calculus of Preventing Wildfires by Burying Power Lines Investigators are eying the Lahaina wildfire as yet another deadly blaze started by electrical equipment. Putting lines underground would help—at a steep cost. Published:9/1/2023 10:25:24 AM
[Science] Megyn Kelly asks where's McConnell's wife after second freezing episode: Not 'well enough to be a sitting US Senator' Megyn Kelly suggested Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY) is "not well" after his second incident freezing up in public. Published:8/31/2023 8:14:42 PM
[Science] DART Showed How to Smash an Asteroid. So Where Did the Space Shrapnel Go? Last year’s NASA mission proved it was possible to knock an incoming near-Earth object off course. But that creates debris—which might also be a threat. Published:8/30/2023 9:17:46 AM
[Science] Hurricane Idalia Is About to Slam Florida With a Wall of Water It's not just the wind and rain to worry about: Storm surges of up to 15 feet could pour over the coast, reaching miles inland. Published:8/29/2023 5:43:44 PM
[Science] The Massive Campaign to Air-Drop Tiny Rabies Vaccines to Raccoons Raccoons are a main carrier of rabies in the US. A government effort distributes millions of tasty vaccines to protect both animals and people. Published:8/29/2023 6:16:44 AM
[Science] This Brutal Summer in 10 Alarming Maps and Graphs From the Maui wildfires to ultrahigh ocean temperatures, climate change is leaving its devastating mark on the Earth. It’s but a taste of the pain to come. Published:8/28/2023 6:09:42 AM
[Science] Biden campaign believes economy and dropping poll numbers will improve soon An official for President Joe Biden's 2024 campaign said Sunday that approval ratings would improve ahead of the next presidential election amid concerns about how voters view the current state of the economy and his age. Published:8/27/2023 11:58:37 AM
[Science] Is It Real or Imagined? Here’s How Your Brain Tells the Difference New experiments show that the brain distinguishes between perceived and imagined mental images by checking whether they cross a “reality threshold." Published:8/27/2023 7:07:07 AM
[Science] Welcome to the Republic of Cows When habitat loss is one of the biggest issues facing wild animals, why has Alaska given an uninhabited, remote island to feral cattle? Published:8/26/2023 7:23:17 AM
[Science] John Kasich predicts Trump is 'not going to be elected president' Former Ohio Gov. John Kasich spoke on Friday about former President Donald Trump amid his presidential run. Kasich appeared on MSNBC to respond to Trump's mugshot appearing on the GOP front-runner's campaign merchandise. Published:8/25/2023 3:03:15 PM
[Science] The Battle Against the Fungal Apocalypse Is Just Beginning Fungal infections are rising worldwide and climate change may be to blame. Medicine isn’t ready. Published:8/25/2023 5:15:16 AM
[Science] What happens if one of them dies? Let’s start with the obvious: It’s perfectly normal for men in the back half of their 70s and beyond to die. The current life expectancy for men in America is 76 (and plummeting by the day). Former President Donald Trump will be 78 next November. President Joe Biden will be 81. Published:8/25/2023 5:07:41 AM
[Science] Brain Implants That Help Paralyzed People Speak Just Broke New Records Two new studies show that AI-powered devices can help paralyzed people communicate faster and more accurately. Published:8/24/2023 6:24:13 AM
[Science] India’s Lander Touches Down on the Moon. Russia’s Has Crashed While India’s spacecraft landed on the lunar surface, the Russian one collided with it. The mixed record shows that developing a lunar economy won’t be easy. Published:8/23/2023 8:30:40 AM
[Science] The Impossible Fight to Stop Canada’s Wildfires Canada’s worst wildfire season ever has put unprecedented strain on the country’s firefighters. Tens of thousands of people have been displaced, with millions more choking on toxic wildfire smoke. Next summer could be far worse. Published:8/23/2023 5:24:12 AM
[Science] A Brain Implant Helped Stroke Survivors Regain Movement Stimulating the brain with electricity has been used for 30 years to treat Parkinson’s disease. Now, researchers are testing whether it could help restore hand and arm motion. Published:8/22/2023 6:17:00 AM
[Science] La Brea Megafaunal Extinctions Driven by Fires 13,000 Years Ago

Peer-Reviewed Publication AMERICAN ASSOCIATION FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF SCIENCE (AAAS) Pleistocene megafaunal extinctions from Southern California were driven by large-scale fires in an ecosystem made increasingly vulnerable by climate change…

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Published:8/22/2023 12:27:54 AM
[Science] 'Watch out for young people!': Bill Nye encourages young voters to ask candidates about climate change Celebrity Bill Nye has encouraged younger voters to ask 2024 presidential candidates what they will do about climate change. Published:8/21/2023 5:21:17 PM
[Science] How Hilary Turned Into a Monster Storm Mexico and the western US are reeling from record-shattering rainfall. Blame high ocean temperatures—and prepare for worse to come as the planet warms. Published:8/21/2023 5:14:09 PM
[Science] Texas County attorney leaves Democratic party for GOP over border crisis A Democratic county attorney in Texas has traded political parties over the current border crisis. Published:8/20/2023 4:57:26 PM
[Science] Montana Youth Win a Historic Climate Case A victory for Montanans’ right to a clean, healthy environment could set a precedent for other climate lawsuits throughout the United States. Published:8/19/2023 7:18:57 AM
[Science] The Race to Save Yellowknife From Raging Wildfires Some residents of Yellowknife are staying behind to fight back wildfires that could soon engulf the Canadian city. Others have shared harrowing stories as they race to escape the flames. Published:8/19/2023 5:08:31 AM
[Science] Salena Zito suggests Pittsburgh's problem is its government can't 'eclipse politics' The Washington Examiner's Salena Zito explained the origin of her recent analysis of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Published:8/18/2023 11:09:16 AM
[Science] Florida’s War With Invasive Pythons Has a New Twist It may not be possible to eradicate the state’s tens of thousands of Burmese pythons. But the local wildlife is biting back—and humans wielding new tech can help. Published:8/18/2023 9:50:22 AM
[Science] Republican Brad Chambers joins packed Indiana governor race The former Indiana secretary of commerce announced he’s entered the state's 2024 governor's race, jumping into an already crowded Republican field. Published:8/17/2023 5:34:51 PM
[Science] 10 Facts That Prove the World Is in a Climate Emergency Signs of the drastic—and in some cases irreversible—changes that humans have made to the climate are now impossible to ignore. Published:8/17/2023 6:29:32 AM
[Science] Use of AI Is Seeping Into Academic Journals—and It’s Proving Difficult to Detect Ethics watchdogs are looking out for potentially undisclosed use of generative AI in scientific writing. But there’s no foolproof way to catch it all yet. Published:8/17/2023 6:08:48 AM
[Science] NYC pet store closing its doors due to rising crime and 'failing policies' A New York City pet store is closing its doors as "failing policies" are not protecting small-business owners from rising crime. Published:8/16/2023 10:13:56 AM
[Science] Injecting a Gene Into Monkeys' Brains Curbed Their Alcohol Use Chronic drinking depletes the brain’s dopamine levels. A single dose of a gene therapy reset them, and stopped the craving for alcohol. Published:8/14/2023 10:09:12 AM
[Science] The Space Force Is Launching Its Own Swarm of Tiny Satellites Defense satellites used to be big, costly, and "juicy" targets for attack. Now the Pentagon is aiming for a more resilient network of nearly 1,000 mini orbiters. Published:8/14/2023 6:14:08 AM
[Science] Trump taps former DeSantis political consultant to lead Florida campaign Former President Donald Trump’s campaign has tapped a longtime political operative who consulted for Gov. Ron DeSantis (R-FL) during his run for Congress in 2012 to lead its Florida effort for the 2024 election. Published:8/11/2023 2:56:56 PM
[Science] How NASA Nearly Lost the Voyager 2 Spacecraft Forever The space agency lost touch with the beloved spacecraft following a faulty command signal. Here’s how it happened—and how engineers worked to bring it back. Published:8/11/2023 6:12:43 AM
[Science] The Scary Science of Maui’s Wildfires Wildfires were once rare across the Aloha State. But drought, invasive species, and human development have pushed Hawaii into a fiery new age. Published:8/10/2023 10:16:46 AM
[Science] How to Make Bionic Limbs (Literally) Very Cool Temperature is one of the hardest aspects of touch to re-create for prosthetic users. This tiny patch could help people with amputated limbs sense coldness. Published:8/10/2023 6:18:40 AM
[Science] Minnesota GOP donor Anton Lazzaro sentenced to 21 years for sex trafficking minors A prominent GOP donor was sentenced Wednesday to 21 years for crimes related to sex trafficking minors, according to the U.S. Attorney's Office for the District of Minneapolis. Published:8/9/2023 9:01:29 PM
[Science] The Weird Way That Human Waste Is Killing Corals Wastewater fuels blooms of reef-smothering algae. Better engineering and an army of funny-looking fish can come to the rescue. Published:8/9/2023 10:14:51 AM
[Science] AI Is Building Highly Effective Antibodies That Humans Can’t Even Imagine Robots, computers, and algorithms are hunting for potential new therapies in ways humans can’t—by processing huge volumes of data and building previously unimagined molecules. Published:8/9/2023 6:09:35 AM
[Science] The Mystery Genes That Are Keeping You Alive Nobody knows what around a fifth of your genes actually do. It’s hoped they could hold the secret to fixing developmental disorders, cancer, neurodegeneration, and more. Published:8/8/2023 1:12:51 PM
[Science] Doug Burgum skirts questions around Trump and indictments Gov. Doug Burgum (R-ND) seemingly had little to say about his main opponent in the 2024 presidential election, former President Donald Trump. Published:8/6/2023 7:54:19 PM
[Science] The Rise and Fall of the Zero-Waste Trash Jar Unrealistic expectations and real-world problems like unwanted gifts and the temptation of "wishcycling" turned the trash jar from zero-waste influencer emblem to "elitist" cliché. Published:8/5/2023 7:12:10 AM
[Science] Room Temperature Superconductor Mania

Room Temperature Superconductor?

A room temperature, ambient pressure Superconductor. So how exactly does it work, is this research legit, and why does it matter?

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Published:8/4/2023 4:24:14 PM
[Science] This Scorching Summer Is Taking a Toll on Your Favorite Foods A perfect storm of extreme weather and war have hit northern hemisphere crops like wheat, peaches, and olives. Welcome to the increasingly precarious future of food. Published:8/4/2023 6:18:34 AM
[Science] Trump releases ad with compilation of DeSantis thanking him Former President Donald Trump released a new campaign ad Thursday featuring his opponent Gov. Ron DeSantis (R-FL). Published:8/3/2023 7:38:32 PM
[Science] Covid's Summer Wave Is Rising—Again Covid-19 cases are slowly increasing across the US for the fourth summer in a row. Published:8/3/2023 6:15:10 AM
[Science] Extreme Heat Threatens the Health of Unborn Babies Exposure to excessive heat during pregnancy has been linked to everything from preterm labor to low birth weight, and those risks are rising as the world warms. Published:8/2/2023 11:20:53 AM
[Science] The First Pill for Postpartum Depression Is Almost Here Current treatments for depression after giving birth are either slow to work or hard to get. The FDA is considering a new tablet that relieves symptoms within days. Published:8/1/2023 7:10:16 AM
[Science] How a Microbial Evolutionary Accident Changed Earth's Atmosphere An extra membrane that once had digestive functions let marine microbes boost their yield from photosynthesis. Today, they're responsible for locking carbon in the ocean and putting oxygen in the air. Published:7/30/2023 7:25:12 AM
[Science] Trump calls his indictment 'an election interference hoax' Donald Trump took to Truth Social Saturday to respond to former Gov. Asa Hutchinson's comment regarding his indictments. Published:7/29/2023 7:07:07 PM
[Science] When You Drop a Rock Overboard, What Happens to the Water Level? In the physics of water displacement, the answer isn’t always intuitive. Published:7/28/2023 8:15:16 AM
[Science] Why Scientists Are Clashing Over the Atlantic’s Critical Currents Is the Atlantic Meridional Overturning Circulation (AMOC) about to shut down, creating climate chaos? Depends who you ask. Published:7/26/2023 7:16:53 AM
[Science] Rep. Raskin compares modern day to The Tempest: 'there are a lot of devils here' Rep. Jamie Raskin (D-MD) admitted the current political situation could be compared to Shakespeare's The Tempest. Published:7/23/2023 7:28:54 PM
[Science] ‘Embryo Models’ Challenge the Legal, Ethical, and Biological Concepts of an 'Embryo' With constructs built entirely from stem cells, researchers can revolutionize scientific understanding of human development. But how close is too close? Published:7/23/2023 7:25:12 AM
[Science] Comer shares suspicion that Joe Biden sold 'access to our enemies for decades' House Oversight Committee Chairman James Comer (R-KY) said he suspects foul play goes back decades among President Joe Biden's family. Published:7/21/2023 8:25:07 PM
[Science] ‘Now I Am Become Death, the Destroyer of Worlds.’ The Story of Oppenheimer’s Infamous Quote The line, from the Hindu sacred text the Bhagavad Gita, has come to define Robert Oppenheimer, but its meaning is more complex than many realize. Published:7/21/2023 3:15:52 PM
[Science] Reinstated Tennessee lawmaker Justin Jones raises almost $1.1 million Tennessee Democratic state Rep. Justin Jones has almost raised $1.1 million this year, likely as a result of his public expulsion earlier in the year. Published:7/20/2023 2:31:34 PM
[Science] An Abandoned Arctic Military Base Just Spilled a Scientific Secret During the Cold War, the US built a network of tunnels in the Greenland ice sheet. Sixty years later, the base has provided a critical clue about the climate crisis. Published:7/20/2023 1:05:33 PM
[Science] Hawley and Gillibrand team up to ban lawmakers and officials from owning stock Sens. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) and Josh Hawley (R-MO) unveiled legislation on Wednesday to bar lawmakers and members of the executive branch from owning stock in individual companies. Published:7/19/2023 5:52:16 PM
[Science] Bills propose audit of Cannabis Control Commission (The Center Square) – Legislators sitting on the Joint Committee on Cannabis Policy on Tuesday heard testimony supporting bills proposing audits of the Cannabis Control Commission. Published:7/19/2023 7:10:48 AM
[Science] Pure Oxygen Speeds Up Learning. Can It Help Stroke Survivors Recover? Relearning everyday tasks is difficult for people with brain trauma. These researchers want to know if combining physical therapy with doses of oxygen will make the process easier. Published:7/18/2023 7:14:54 AM
[Science] An Ancient Battle Is Playing Out in the DNA of Every Embryo Millions of years ago, retroviruses invaded the human genome. Today some of these viral remnants threaten the developing embryo, while others fight to defend it. Published:7/17/2023 6:38:39 AM
[Science] Harris lashes out at conservatives for attacking 'importance of diversity and inclusion' Vice President Kamala Harris shared her disdain for the recent Supreme Court rulings by blaming "extremist so-called leaders." Published:7/16/2023 6:11:07 PM
[Science] MTG and Matt Gaetz sue California venues for canceling rallies Two vocal pro-Trump Republicans are suing two California event venues over allegations they had violated their rights to free speech. Published:7/15/2023 7:49:20 AM
[Science] Why Songs Get Stuck in Your Head—and How to Stop Them Maybe it’s a commercial jingle, a TikTok song, or a new summer bop. Here’s how to trick your brain into hitting pause. Published:7/15/2023 6:08:16 AM
[Science] Mike Pence claims he 'did his duty' on Jan. 6 in interview with Tucker Carlson Mike Pence defended his behavior and that of the Capitol Police on Jan. 6 in an interview Friday. Published:7/14/2023 2:51:10 PM
[Science] Why Is Europe’s Latest Heat Wave Called Cerberus? It’s Complicated Cerberus, an unofficial name for the current European heat wave, has gone viral—but some meteorologists find it sensationalistic and worry it won't help people take extreme weather seriously. Published:7/14/2023 11:48:14 AM
[Science] The Heat Wave Scorching the US Is a Self-Perpetuating Monster The current record highs in the US are thanks to a heat dome—and it’s expected to get worse through the weekend. Published:7/14/2023 6:20:13 AM
[Science] Weird Weather Is Making Air Travel Even Worse Flight delays, cancellations, and violent turbulence are becoming increasingly common as extreme weather ramps up. Things are likely to get worse with climate change. Published:7/13/2023 1:17:53 PM
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