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EUROPE'S EUCLID SPACE TELESCOPE WILL SEE COSMOS WITH PANORAMIC VISION

Launching in 2022, the wide-field observatory will be one of three next-generation facilities meant to lift the veil on dark energy,...

TRANSLUCENT FROG OPTICS DIAL IN CAMO COLOR

Rather than undergoing active chameleon-like color changes, glass frogs' translucency allows light to bounce from their background...

 
 
 

SHELTERS STAY EMPTY AS ISAIAS BARRELS UP THE EAST COAST

Concerns over COVID-19 have officials urging evacuees to stay with friends and family or at hotels

CAN A CARTOON RACCOON KEEP SCHOOLKIDS SAFE FROM COVID-19?

Well, why not? It worked for Smokey the Bear and forest fires

 
 
 

NINE IMPORTANT THINGS WE'VE LEARNED ABOUT THE CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC SO FAR

Some early public health messages about COVID-19 have been overturned

HOW DO SCIENTISTS DETERMINE THE AGES OF HUMAN ANCESTORS, FOSSILIZED DINOSAURS AND OTHER ORGANISMS?

Experts explain how radiometric dating allows them to reconstruct ancient time lines

 
 
 

HOW DOZENS OF LANGUAGES HELP BUILD GENDER STEREOTYPES

Usage patterns shape biases worldwide, whether in Japanese, Persian or English

U.S. OFFSHORE WIND NEEDS TO CLEAR A KEY HURDLE: CONNECTING TO THE GRID

A piecemeal approach risks overloading electrical systems and tangle of deep sea cables

 
 
 

PAIRED COMPARISONS COULD MEAN BETTER WITNESS IDENTIFICATIONS

Compared with traditional lineup techniques, a series of two-faces-at-a-time choices led to more accurate identification by study witnesses.

NASA ASTRONAUTS SPLASHDOWN SAFELY AFTER HISTORIC SPACEX MISSION

The first-ever crew-carrying commercial orbital mission is a major spaceflight milestone

 
 
 

MEXICO CAVES REVEAL ANCIENT OCHER MINING

Now submerged caves in the Yucatán Peninsula contain remains of ocher-mining operations that date back at least 10,000 years.

A MOVIE OF THE EVOLVING UNIVERSE IS POTENTIALLY SCARY

The Vera C. Rubin Observatory will reveal all sorts of short-term changes in the cosmos-and some could have dire consequences for humanity

 
 
 

FLUORIDATED WATER CRITICIZED AS SOCIALIZED MEDICINE

Originally published in February 1955

HOW TO EVALUATE COVID-19 NEWS WITHOUT FREAKING OUT

Disinformation expert Carl Bergstrom gives tips on how to stay calm and make sense pandemic news

 
 
 

SEQUENTIAL COMPARISONS COULD MEAN BETTER WITNESS IDENTIFICATIONS

Compared to traditional lineup techniques, a series of two-faces-at-a-time choices led to more accurate identification by study witnesses.

NEURAL SWITCH FLIPS ON AGGRESSION IN MALE MICE

A separate set of cells in the same region regulate sexual behavior

 
 
 

HEALTH CARE IS LONG OVERDUE FOR A SOCIAL JUSTICE RECKONING

Biases in the system put the lives and well-being of women and minorities at risk

WE'LL NEVER FIX SYSTEMIC RACISM BY BEING POLITE

Contrary to the sanitized version we sometimes hear about the civil rights movement, change was not achieved solely by protest marches...

 
 
 

BLACK HOLES: GOING TO EXTREMES

Once dismissed as a mathematical curiosity, black holes are so strange they almost defy belief. Since their existence was confirmed,...

A MOVIE OF THE EVOLVING UNIVERSE, POTENTIALLY SCARY

The Vera C. Rubin Observatory will reveal all sorts of short-term changes in the cosmos-and some could have dire consequences for humanity

 
 
 



Chasm grows between President Trump and government coronavirus experts

Chasm grows between President Trump and government coronavirus experts

Until recently, the medical experts on the White House coronavirus task force have walked a tightrope. But as deaths and infections surge, a divide has been growing between the... Read more ...

Navy finds human remains on sunken Marine tank off Southern California

Navy finds human remains on sunken Marine tank off Southern California

The Navy on Tuesday located an amphibious tank that sank off the Southern California coast last week and is preparing to recover the human remains of troops believed to have... Read more ...

President Trump signs $3B-a-year plan to boost conservation, parks

President Trump signs $3B-a-year plan to boost conservation, parks

Supporters say the act is the most significant conservation legislation enacted in nearly half a century. Opponents countered that the money isn't enough to cover the estimated... Read more ...

'Save Space Camp' drive pulls in more than $1 million in days after pandemic...

'Save Space Camp' drive pulls in more than $1 million in days after pandemic losses threaten closure

A fundraising drive launched to help the U.S. Space and Rocket Center and Space Camp through the coronavirus pandemic has pulled in more than $1.1 million in just a few days. Read more ...

Progressive Activist Cori Bush Projected To Oust Longtime Missouri Rep. Lacy...

Progressive Activist Cori Bush Projected To Oust Longtime Missouri Rep. Lacy Clay

Rep. William Lacy Clay has represented the state's 1st Congressional District, around St. Louis, since 2001. Read more ...

Explosion in Beirut: Photos From a City Still Reeling From the Blast

Explosion in Beirut: Photos From a City Still Reeling From the Blast

A massive explosion rocked the capital city of Lebanon on Tuesday, causing widespread destruction and loss of life. So far, at least 60 people were killed in the blast and over... Read more ...

Beijing complains to US about health chief Azar's visit to Taiwan, highest...

Beijing complains to US about health chief Azar's visit to Taiwan, highest official since 1979

China has lodged stern representations with the United States over the upcoming visit of US Secretary of Health and Human Services Alex Azar to Taiwan, the Foreign Ministry in... Read more ...

Massive explosion shakes Lebanon's capital Beirut

Massive explosion shakes Lebanon's capital Beirut

Local news reported multiple people were wounded in the incident. Read more ...

Abreu, White Sox edge Brewers 3-2 for 6th straight victory

Abreu, White Sox edge Brewers 3-2 for 6th straight victory

MILWAUKEE - These don't appear to be the same old Chicago White Sox that have stumbled through seven consecutive losing seasons. Read more ...

Death toll from Beirut blast rises to 100, more victims remain under rubble...

Death toll from Beirut blast rises to 100, more victims remain under rubble - Lebanese Red Cross chief

The death toll from the powerful explosions in Lebanon's capital Beirut has grown to 100 and could increase even more, the head of the Lebanese Red Cross has warned. Lebanese... Read more ...