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STUDENTS WHO GESTURE DURING LEARNING 'GRASP' CONCEPTS BETTER

Hand movement appears to help in teaching about statistical models

GENDER-AFFIRMING HEALTH CARE SHOULD BE A RIGHT, NOT A CRIME

Some states are going to war against young transgender people

 
 
 

FIRST IN SPACE: NEW YURI GAGARIN BIOGRAPHY SHARES HIDDEN SIDE OF COSMONAUT

It's been 60 years, to the day, since Russian cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin was the first human to travel to space in a tiny capsule attached...

CELEBRATING SIXTY YEARS OF HUMANS IN SPACE

The anniversary of Yuri Gagarin's historic voyage to orbit is a chance to reflect on how far human spaceflight has come-and where it's...

 
 
 

GLACIER IS SURGING DOWN DENALI MOUNTAIN IN ALASKA

The slumping ice is moving 50 to 100 times faster than usual

MORE WOMEN THAN MEN ARE GETTING COVID VACCINES

The reasons may include women's roles as caregivers and their greater likelihood of seeking out preventive health care in general

 
 
 

TO FIGHT CLIMATE CHANGE: GROW A FLOATING FOREST, THEN SINK IT

A fast-growing front in the battle against climate change is focused on developing green technologies aimed at reducing humankind's...

HOW COULD A COVID VACCINE CAUSE BLOOD CLOTS?

Researchers are searching for possible links between unusual clotting and the Oxford-AstraZeneca coronavirus vaccine

 
 
 

WE ARE LIVING IN A CLIMATE EMERGENCY, AND WE'RE GOING TO SAY SO

It's time to use a term that more than 13,000 scientists agree is needed

DARK MATTER'S LAST STAND

A new experiment could catch invisible particles that previous detectors have not

 
 
 

SWEEPING WHALE STREAMING SERIES, PROFILE OF CRISPR DISCOVERER AND AN EXAMINATION OF FUTURE REALITIES

Recommendations from the editors of Scientific American

TO CONFRONT THE U.S. BORDER CRISIS, SAVE CENTRAL AMERICA'S FORESTS

Climate change and other environmental threats are destabilizing these vital areas and helping drive mass northward migration

 
 
 

A PEP TALK FROM STEVEN PINKER

Despite what we see in the headlines, the data-driven optimist thinks we should be grateful to live in the best era in humanity's long,...

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT

Top news from around the world

 
 
 

CORONAVIRUS NEWS ROUNDUP, APRIL 3 - APRIL 9

Pandemic highlights for the week

HEAT-TRAPPING METHANE SURGED IN 2020

Aquatic ecosystems, many altered by human activities, played a surprisingly large role

 
 
 

COVID, QUICKLY, EPISODE 4: THE VIRTUAL VACCINE LINE AND SHOTS FOR KIDS

Today we bring you the fourth episode in a new podcast series: COVID, Quickly. Every two weeks, Scientific American's senior health...

NEW ARKANSAS LAW-AND SIMILAR BILLS-ENDANGER TRANSGENDER YOUTH, RESEARCH SHOWS

The legislation runs counter to evidence that puberty blockers and hormone treatments are safe and save lives

 
 
 

NATIONAL PARK NATURE WALKS, EPISODE 4: BEAUTIFUL SWAMP

Here is our next installment of a new pop-up podcast miniseries that takes your ears into the deep sound of nature. Host Jacob Job,...

BROOD X CICADAS COULD CAUSE A BIRD BABY BOOM

Billions of emerging insects will likely trigger predator population surges-but some species mysteriously opt out of such bounties

 
 
 



President Biden to announce withdrawal of US troops from Afghanistan by...

President Biden to announce withdrawal of US troops from Afghanistan by September 11

The withdrawal extends the U.S. troop presence past a May 1 deadline set by the Trump administration in an agreement with the Taliban, but only by a matter of months. Read more ...

Bomb squad investigating live grenade found on West Side

Bomb squad investigating live grenade found on West Side

CHICAGO - Chicago police said a bomb squad is investigating a live grenade found inside a bag on the city's West Side. A call was placed just after 9:30 a.m. Tuesday about a... Read more ...

Biden to withdraw all U.S. troops from Afghanistan by Sept. 11

Biden to withdraw all U.S. troops from Afghanistan by Sept. 11

President Joe Biden plans to withdraw all U.S. troops from Afghanistan by Sept. 11, the 20th anniversary of the terrorist attacks that drew America into its longest war... Read more ...

Iran says it will enrich uranium to 60% in the wake of suspected Israeli...

Iran says it will enrich uranium to 60% in the wake of suspected Israeli sabotage at Natanz 

Iran will start enriching uranium to 60% purity this week, higher than ever, a top diplomat said days after a reported act of Israeli sabotage targeted Tehran's enrichment... Read more ...

‘Cancel culture is a disease': Actor Hank Azaria draws backlash after...

‘Cancel culture is a disease': Actor Hank Azaria draws backlash after apology for voicing Simpsons' Indian shopkeeper Apu

White US voice actor Hank Azaria has drawn the ire of Simpsons fans who accuse him of being ‘woke' and participating in cancel culture after he apologized for his portrayal of... Read more ...

'Little startling': Maine college fines students $50 for not wearing face mask

'Little startling': Maine college fines students $50 for not wearing face mask

A Maine college is giving $50 tickets to students who violate the school's face mask requirement. Read more ...

Johnson & Johnson vaccine probe will likely take ‘a matter of days,' FDA says

Johnson & Johnson vaccine probe will likely take ‘a matter of days,' FDA says

The Food and Drug Administration will likely require only a “matter of days” to look into reports of patients who received the Johnson & Johnson vaccine experiencing dangerous... Read more ...

COVID-19 Update: Allegheny County reports 430 cases, one death

COVID-19 Update: Allegheny County reports 430 cases, one death

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New schedule for Red Sox-Twins series announced after game postponed for...

New schedule for Red Sox-Twins series announced after game postponed for safety concerns

Tuesday's game will be played at 2:10 p.m. ET. Wednesday's first game will begin at 2:10 p.m. ET, with the rescheduled Monday game beginning about 30 minutes after the first... Read more ...

Local day spa was front for human trafficking scheme, AG says

Local day spa was front for human trafficking scheme, AG says

Multiple victims were allegedly sold for sex, according to charges announced by the attorney general. Read more ...