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BUILDING A BETTER MIRROR FOR TELESCOPES

More reflective telescope mirrors allow astronomers to capture more photons-and do more science. Christopher Intagliata reports.

HIGH-ENERGY COSMIC RAYS COME FROM OUTSIDE OUR GALAXY

Giant observatory announces long-awaited result

 
 
 

SCIENTISTS CLOSING IN ON THE DAWN OF PLATE TECTONICS

The massive slabs of Earth's crust might have started their journey more than 3.5 billion years ago

WHY THE MEXICO CITY EARTHQUAKE SHOOK UP DISASTER PREDICTIONS

Tuesday's deadly quake did not come from the place many geologists thought would unleash the next “big one”

 
 
 

CITIES AND STATES ARE PICKING UP TRUMP'S SLACK ON CLIMATE

A group of states are on track to meet or exceed their share of the Paris accord target

ARECIBO OBSERVATORY CLOSED BY HURRICANE MARIA

The condition of the world's second-largest radio telescope remains unclear after being battered by the storm

 
 
 

TO ADVANCE MEDICINE'S FUTURE, NIH TRIES TO WIN THE TRUST OF MISTREATED COMMUNITIES

The agency hopes to enroll 1 million people in its precision medicine effort

JELLYFISH CAUGHT SNOOZING GIVE CLUES TO ORIGIN OF SLEEP

The brainless marine creatures are the simplest organisms known to seek slumber

 
 
 

DIDN'T SCIENTISTS ALREADY KNOW WHERE COSMIC RAYS COME FROM?

Some kinds, yes, but astronomers now good evidence that the most powerful and mysterious ones come from far beyond the Milky Way

SHOULD APPLE IPHONE X TRUST FACIAL RECOGNITION FOR SECURITY?

New FaceID biometrics will unlock the smartphone and provide access to Apple Pay and other apps

 
 
 

TRUMP'S BREATHTAKING HYPOCRISY ON COAL MINING

He has said he supports miners and their communities, but his actions put their health and their lives at risk

IF AT FIRST YOU DON'T SUCCEED, SHOW YOUR BABY AGAIN

Infants who saw a researcher keep at a difficult task tried harder themselves

 
 
 

U.S. SAFETY BOARD SAYS TRAIN-CRASH ENGINEERS HAD UNDIAGNOSED SLEEP DISORDERS

The drivers had no memory of the NYC-area incidents

WHY THE MEXICO CITY EARTHQUAKE SHOOK UP DISASTER PREDICTIONS

Tuesday's deadly quake did not come from the place many geologists thought would unleash the next “big one”

 
 
 

GALAXIES FAR, FAR AWAY SEND US HIGHEST-ENERGY COSMIC RAYS

A new study hints that the most energetic particles ever seen come from far beyond the Milky Way.

EN ROUTE TO ASTEROID, NASA'S OSIRIS-REX MISSION WILL FLY BY EARTH

The encounter will give the spacecraft a boost on its deep-space trip to fetch samples from the asteroid Bennu

 
 
 

HOW TO EXPLORE OTHERWORLDLY OCEANS

The tools we build to explore our deep oceans might one day explore ocean world across the solar system. A new observatory called ABISS...

BINARY GIANT BLACK HOLES SPOTTED AT GALAXY'S CORE

The objects are separated by less than one light year-the most compact pairing of supermassive black holes ever seen

 
 
 

SOME OF THE BEST PARTS OF AUTONOMOUS VEHICLES ARE ALREADY HERE

Consumers waiting for driverless vehicles to improve road safety might be overlooking the boring near-term advances that could make...

THE MONSTER HURRICANES OF 2017

The science behind the powerful storms that have thrashed the Caribbean and U.S. coasts

 
 
 



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