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SPRING CLEANING ON MARS

NASA's Insight lander is already pretty dirt-covered, but Mars may help clean it up

TOWARD A NEW FRONTIER IN HUMAN INTELLIGENCE: THE PERSON-CENTERED APPROACH

New research is shedding light on how intelligence changes and develops over time

 
 
 

HOW MUCH SHOULD YOU EXERCISE WHILE PREGNANT?

If you're pregnant, you may wonder how much exercise is optimal during pregnancy. Luckily, there are some new guidelines for expectant...

FOSSIL JAWS A SIGN OF WHEN MAMMALS BOUNCED BACK

A new analysis of fossil beasts adds a new wrinkle to the story of when the Age of Mammals really took off

 
 
 

THE UNIVERSE AS COSMIC DASHBOARD

Relational quantum mechanics suggests physics might be a science of perceptions, not observer-independent reality

"TUG OF WAR" BETWEEN AIR POLLUTION AND CO2 MASKS WARMING'S IMPACTS

Rising pollution in Asia is contributing to weaker monsoons, the opposite of what is expected with climate change

 
 
 

ARE NUTRITIONAL SUPPLEMENTS A WASTE OF MONEY?

The FDA is stepping up its oversight of the $50 billion nutritional supplement industry

WE CAN'T SOLVE CLIMATE CHANGE WITHOUT NUCLEAR POWER

Renewable energy carbon-capture technologies, efficiency measures, reforestation and other steps are important-but they won't get us...

 
 
 

NEW LAW WOULD HELP BEES-BUT COULD LEAVE OTHER POLLINATORS OUT IN THE COLD

Proposed legislation focuses mostly on threats to honeybees and their wild cousins

ICY ROOM TEMPERATURES MAY CHILL PRODUCTIVITY


A new study suggests women's performance on math and verbal tasks increases as room temperature rises, up to about the mid 70s F. Christopher...

 
 
 

SECRETS OF THE UNIVERSE REVEALED!

Cornell University applied mathematics professor Steven Strogatz talks about his new book Infinite Powers: How Calculus Reveals the...

TINY, SNACKABLE FISH ARE LINCHPINS OF CORAL REEF ECOSYSTEMS

Fish that are so small and shy that they escape attention may be the foundation of reefs' outsize productivity

 
 
 

INDIGENOUS PEOPLES HAVE A CRITICAL ROLE IN CONSERVING NATURE

Traditional stewardship rights have shielded many of the ecosystems that are still standing

MYSTERY SOLVED: WARMING SUPERPOLLUTANT TRACKED TO CHINA

Chinese firms violated international law by using a banned, potent greenhouse gas in insulation manufacturing

 
 
 

WHAT ARE THE BIOLOGICAL CONSEQUENCES OF HOMELESSNESS?

Understanding why living on the street seems to cause rapid aging could help homeless people-and governments

WHAT HAPPENED TO ALL OF THE UNIVERSE'S ANTIMATTER?

Differences between matter and antimatter could help explain why the cosmos mostly lacks the latter today, researchers say

 
 
 

WHERE EARTH'S GOLD CAME FROM

Of all of that precious metal ever refined, 600 tons were created in a collision between two neutron stars, 1,000 light-years away...

BIRD BEAK SHAPES DEPEND ON MORE THAN DIET

A study found that only a small percentage of bird beak shape variation is dependent on diet, with other factors, like display and...

 
 
 

SCIENCE ON THE HILL: SOLVING THE PLASTIC WASTE PROBLEM

On June 6, a panel of experts convened by Scientific American and Nature Research-part of Springer Nature-will talk about the issue...

ANTHROPOCENE NOW: INFLUENTIAL PANEL VOTES TO RECOGNIZE EARTH'S NEW EPOCH

The atomic age would mark the start of the current geologic time unit, if proposal receives final approval

 
 
 



Roomba and Shark Ion robot vacuum cleaners get big price cuts for Memorial Day

Roomba and Shark Ion robot vacuum cleaners get big price cuts for Memorial Day

Your Memorial Day BBQ is all planned out, but what about the post-party cleanup? If you act quickly enough you might be able to get some robot help in time for the cleanup... Read more ...

The Best Alien Games

The Best Alien Games

Alien turn 40 today! Ridley Scott's horrifying sci-fi masterpiece has inspired a number of well-loved video games - everything from Doom to System Shock to the recently... Read more ...

Hackers used a tool developed by the NSA to attack Baltimore's computer systems

Hackers used a tool developed by the NSA to attack Baltimore's computer systems

Since May 7th, the Baltimore's city government has been dealing with a ransomware attack that has shut down everything from its email to the systems that allow residents to pay... Read more ...

Walmart drops deals on Xbox One X games and accessories for Memorial Day

Walmart drops deals on Xbox One X games and accessories for Memorial Day

The most obvious deals are on console bundles, but there are also discounts on wireless controllers here and there. If you're just looking for new Xbox One games to play... Read more ...

To realize its VR dreams, Facebook needs to kill what Oculus has built

To realize its VR dreams, Facebook needs to kill what Oculus has built

Mark Zuckerberg has poured billions into his virtual reality dream, a new platform that Facebook owns. Facebook bought Oculus and has spent the last five years killing what it... Read more ...

No New PSVR To Coincide With Next Sony Console, Says PlayStation R&D Head

No New PSVR To Coincide With Next Sony Console, Says PlayStation R&D Head

We know a few details about Sony's next PlayStation console , like how it supports ray-tracing, 8K graphics, and will come with a solid-state drive that will make for shorter... Read more ...

The Gardens Between - Le comeback de Savage Garden ?

The Gardens Between - Le comeback de Savage Garden ?

L'amitié d'enfance, la vraie est une magnifique chose. A moins que l'autre ne vous trahisse, ne vous vole, ne se serve de vous comme leurre sans que vous le remarquiez pour... Read more ...

Scientists discover unexpected underwater volcano off the coast of Africa

Scientists discover unexpected underwater volcano off the coast of Africa

Geologists first noticed something unusual in the Indian Ocean in November last year, when they detected a massive seismic event. Now further research has revealed that the... Read more ...

The Total Number of People That John Wick Has Killed in His Films Has Been...

The Total Number of People That John Wick Has Killed in His Films Has Been Revealed

Just in case you've been wondering how many people John Wick has killed over the course of his three films, we have an answer for you thanks to a video shared by Rotten... Read more ...

8 new trailers from this past week: Toy Story 4, Terminator, Spider-Man, and...

8 new trailers from this past week: Toy Story 4, Terminator, Spider-Man, and more

John Wick 3 stole Avengers: Endgame's crown at the box office last week, but it might not hold on to it for too long considering that Disney's Aladdin remake hits theaters this... Read more ...