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MDMA COULD BE TAILORED TO MAKE IT MORE SUITABLE FOR TREATING MENTAL ILLNESS

A mouse study demonstrates it is possible to separate the substance's ability to enhance sociability from its addictive potential

CLICK, CLICK, EMIT-THE CARBON COST OF ONLINE SHOPPING

Diesel delivery vehicles have consequences for the climate and public health

 
 
 

SPACE HEATER: SCIENTISTS FIND NEW WAY TO TRANSFER ENERGY THROUGH A VACUUM

Nanoscale experiments reveal that quantum effects can transmit heat between objects separated by empty space

PROTECTING A HIDDEN TREASURE OF CENTRAL ASIA

The magnificent and peaceful Bamyan Plateau is nothing like the Afghanistan you see on the news

 
 
 

HOW OGLALA LAKOTA PEOPLE ARE STANDING UP TO EXTREME WEATHER

Through politics, economics and culture, a Native American community is building resilience against disaster

RESEARCH USING BRAINS-IN-A-DISH FORCES A RADICAL RETHINKING OF HUNTINGTON'S DISEASE

The disease may begin in the womb and require treatment early in life

 
 
 

MORE AND MORE LINKS ARE EMERGING BETWEEN WARMING AND EXTREME WEATHER

Scientists found the fingerprints of warming on heat waves, torrential rains and other major events in 2018

NEW ZEALAND ERUPTION: THE INHERENT RISK IN VISITING VOLCANOES

The event shows that even geologically minor eruptions can endanger people

 
 
 

WHEN THE BELLBIRD CALLS YOU KNOW IT

The white bellbird of the Amazon may be the loudest bird in the world.

WHY NEW ZEALAND'S WHITE ISLAND ERUPTED WITHOUT WARNING

Steam volcanic eruptions like this one can only be detected seconds or minutes in advance

 
 
 

BRITISH COLUMBIA'S VAPING CRACKDOWN COULD OFFER A ROADMAP FOR THE REST OF THE WORLD

The provincial government has an expansive plan that ranges from limiting nicotine to raising taxes on the products

RETHINKING THE INFAMOUS MILGRAM EXPERIMENT IN AUTHORITARIAN TIMES

It's usually cited as showing that people will follow dubious orders under social pressure-but a more important lesson may be that...

 
 
 

EVIDENCE OF NEW X17 PARTICLE REPORTED, BUT SCIENTISTS ARE WARY

Could the mysterious particle be our window into studying dark matter?

EIGHT DEGREES NORTH

How a change of latitude changed my perspective

 
 
 

THE SURPRISING LINK BETWEEN RECREATIONAL MATH AND UNDECIDABILITY

The Fibonacci numbers and Hilbert's 10th problem

THE SECRET OF THE CROCODILE "DEATH ROLL"

Out of 25 living crocodilian species, all but one have been seen to “death roll”

 
 
 

TITAN'S GEOMORPHOLOGIC MAP

From hummocky to dune- and lake-covered, Titan is revealed in its latest global map

TINY TYRANT GETS A NEW IDENTITY

A fossil thought to be a young Daspletosaurus turns out to be something else

 
 
 

WHAT'S SHAKING IN OKLAHOMA?

Mysterious seismic signals lead to some scientific detective work

RAIN FOREST DWELLERS AND URBANITES HAVE CONSISTENTLY DIFFERENT MICROBIOMES

A study done in South America found that with increasing population density, humans had more diversity of fungi on the skin but less...

 
 
 



Home displaying Nazi, Confederate flag art vandalized overnight

Home displaying Nazi, Confederate flag art vandalized overnight

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WATCH LIVE: DOJ inspector general testifies about Russia report

WATCH LIVE: DOJ inspector general testifies about Russia report

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Teen climate activist Greta Thunberg named Time's 2019 Person of the Year

Teen climate activist Greta Thunberg named Time's 2019 Person of the Year

The 16-year-old Swedish climate activist is the youngest person to be named a Time Person of the Year. Read more ...

Bullied fan's T-shirt design helps raise $950K for nonprofit

Bullied fan's T-shirt design helps raise $950K for nonprofit

Sales of a University of Tennessee T-shirt designed by a bullied fourth-grade boy in Florida have raised nearly $1 million for an anti-bullying organization. Read more ...

Child prodigy Laurent Simons drops out of college after graduation date...

Child prodigy Laurent Simons drops out of college after graduation date postponed

A 9-year-old Belgian child prodigy who was set to become the world's youngest college graduate has dropped out of his Dutch university - after it postponed his expected... Read more ...

Attention, 'Gilmore Girls' fans: You can now have lunch at Lorelai Gilmore's...

Attention, 'Gilmore Girls' fans: You can now have lunch at Lorelai Gilmore's house

Guests can enjoy re-created scenes from their favorite mother-daughter duo, with original props and costumes all around. Read more ...

5 of the most controversial choices for Time magazine's Person of the Year

5 of the most controversial choices for Time magazine's Person of the Year

Greta Thunberg was named Time magazine's 2019 Person of the Year for her climate activism that inspired millions of young people to protest and push for change. In past years... Read more ...

Deadly New Jersey shootout started with 'targeted' attack on kosher market...

Deadly New Jersey shootout started with 'targeted' attack on kosher market, officials say

Jersey City investigators don't yet know why the shooters attacked a Jewish kosher deli, and therefore they aren't labeling the attack as anti-Semitic. Read more ...

Nolan Arenado rumors: Six potential landing spots if Rockies trade the...

Nolan Arenado rumors: Six potential landing spots if Rockies trade the perennial All-Star

Teams are calling because Arenado would make them better, and the Rockies are listening because they'd be silly not to. Read more ...

Presidents Cup TV schedule, channel, pairings, tee times, format for 2019...

Presidents Cup TV schedule, channel, pairings, tee times, format for 2019 tournament

The 2019 Presidents Cup features Tiger Woods and Team USA looking to make it seven straight victories against a collection of international players. Here is all of the... Read more ...