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THE COLOR OF NOISE: WHAT DO HUES HAVE TO DO WITH SOUND?

You have probably already heard, or at least heard of, white noise. Maybe you grew up when televisions were still analog. If so, you...

NASA JUST UNVEILED THE SPACE SUIT TO BE WORN BY THE FIRST WOMAN ON THE MOON

Meet the xEMU space suit-and a new suit for the Orion spacecraft, too

 
 
 

NASA JUST UNVEILED THE SPACESUIT TO BE WORN BY FIRST WOMAN ON THE MOON

Meet the xEMU spacesuit, and a new suit for the Orion spacecraft, too

SPACEX'S STARLINK CONSTELLATION COULD SWELL BY 30,000 MORE SATELLITES

The company's constellation could eventually consist of 42,000 spacecraft

 
 
 

DOCTORS SHOULD CARE FOR PATIENTS AND SOCIAL JUSTICE

Medical students must be taught to address systemic problems that contribute to poor health

VAGINAL FLUID TRANSPLANTS HOLD PROMISE, BUT RAISE SAFETY CONCERNS

A small study tested the approach for treating a common bacterial infection by restoring a healthy microbiome

 
 
 

HAPPIER BABIES HAVE AN EDGE

They're more likely to have higher childhood IQs and to graduate college

TARDIGRADE PROTEIN PROTECTS DNA FROM CHEMICAL ATTACK

The Dsup protein protects DNA under conditions that create caustic free radical chemicals.

 
 
 

MORE GRAZING LEADS TO FEWER FIRES IN THE SERENGETI

Beneficial blazes are critical to maintaining the Serengeti-Mara ecosystem, but animals are eating the fuel

WE'RE SORRY, VERA RUBIN

The rarity of science Nobels for women is an ongoing scandal

 
 
 

THE EXQUISITE PRECISION OF TIME CRYSTALS

Exotic new states of matter contain patterns that repeat like clockwork

TRUMP'S BORDER WALL COULD CAUSE FLOODING IN TEXAS

Planned barriers along the Rio Grande could trap debris and send floodwaters into nearby communities

 
 
 

IS MORAL RELATIVISM REALLY A PROBLEM?

Psychological research suggests it is not

'MARSQUAKES' COULD REVEAL HOW MARS WAS BUILT

Rumblings on the Red Planet act like x-rays, allowing scientists to probe the hidden interior of Mars. Christopher Intagliata reports.

 
 
 

INTRODUCING THE NOVEMBER 2019 ISSUE

Time crystals, trickle-up economics, songbird diversity, and more

TO ENCOURAGE CLIMATE ACTION, TALK UP THE BENEFITS OF ADAPTATION

Rather than emphasizing the harm climate change will cause, promoting the economic benefits of mitigation does more to spur public...

 
 
 

THE STRUGGLE TO SAVE HEIRLOOM RICE IN INDIA

Long-forgotten varieties of the staple crop can survive flood, drought and other calamities. The challenge is bringing them back

ARE ANTIBIOTICS DAMAGING YOUR FAMILY'S HEALTH?

The CDC calls their misuse "one of the most serious public health problems in the United States"

 
 
 

LATITUDE ADJUSTMENT: DISTANCE FROM THE EQUATOR SHAPES OUR THINKING

Climate differences are associated with varying happiness, individualism and aggressiveness

COMPARING BEAUTY IN MATH AND ART

People pair mathematical proofs with paintings and pieces of music similarly

 
 
 



Florida students might have Bible, religion based classes in public schools

Florida students might have Bible, religion based classes in public schools

If passed by the state Legislature, the measure would go into effect on July 1, 2020. Read more ...

Report: 95% of tested baby foods in the US contain toxic metals

Report: 95% of tested baby foods in the US contain toxic metals

PARENT ALERT: Toxic heavy metals damaging to your baby's brain development are likely in the baby food you are feeding your infant, according to a new report. Read more ...

Father of boy killed in Sandy Hook massacre wins defamation suit

Father of boy killed in Sandy Hook massacre wins defamation suit

Leonard Pozner, whose son 6-year-old Noah was killed in the 2012 Sandy Hook massacre, was awarded $450,000 in damages by a Wisconsin jury from a defamation lawsuit filed in... Read more ...

'Please bring this to a safe end': Alabama police plead for return of...

'Please bring this to a safe end': Alabama police plead for return of kidnapped 3-year-old Kamille McKinney

The Birmingham Police Department again asked for the public's help in finding 3-year-old Kamille "Cupcake" McKinney, who was kidnapped on Oct. 12. Read more ...

Maryland Democratic Rep. Elijah Cummings Dies At 68

Maryland Democratic Rep. Elijah Cummings Dies At 68

The Baltimore congressman, who was chairman of the House Oversight and Reform Committee, had taken a lead role in the impeachment inquiry of President Trump. Read more ...

Trump Gave Giuliani The Ukraine Portfolio And Boxed Out Diplomats, Sondland Says

Trump Gave Giuliani The Ukraine Portfolio And Boxed Out Diplomats, Sondland Says

The U.S. ambassador to the European Union, Gordon Sondland appeared before the House committees leading the impeachment inquiry into President Trump. His opening statement was... Read more ...

READ: Gordon Sondland's Opening Statement To Congress

READ: Gordon Sondland's Opening Statement To Congress

The U.S. ambassador to the European Union, emerging as a key figure in the House's impeachment inquiry, is speaking with committees behind closed doors on Thursday. (Image... Read more ...

This Day in History: 6.9 magnitude Loma Prieta earthquake hits California

This Day in History: 6.9 magnitude Loma Prieta earthquake hits California

On this day in 1989, the 6.9 magnitude Loma Prieta earthquake hit the San Francisco Bay Area, killing 63 people, injuring more than 3,700 and causing more than $6 billion in... Read more ...

Wizards, Beal agree on 2-year, $72 million extension

Wizards, Beal agree on 2-year, $72 million extension

Bradley Beal has agreed on a two-year extension worth nearly $72 million with Washington, a major victory for the Wizards and a move that will keep the All-Star guard out of... Read more ...

Pelosi Turns Trump Insult Into a Bragging Point

Pelosi Turns Trump Insult Into a Bragging Point

Nancy Pelosi is turning a President Trump taunt into a bragging point. Trump tweeted a photo of Pelosi standing during an Oval Office meeting and pointing a finger toward... Read more ...