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YOUR SKULL SHAPES YOUR HEARING

The resonant properties of your skull can amplify some frequencies and dampen others-and in some cases, affect your hearing. Christopher...

OLYMPICS MARATHON MOVED OUT OF TOKYO OVER HEAT CONCERNS

Longer and hotter summer heat waves in the city pushed organizers to move the race to a cooler region of Japan

 
 
 

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"

 
 
 



Australian woman missing for three days found alive thanks to ‘SOS' scrawled...

Australian woman missing for three days found alive thanks to ‘SOS' scrawled in sand

A woman lost in South Australian bushland for three days was rescued thanks to an “SOS” she scrawled in the sand in front of a security camera, police said. Deborah Pilgrim... Read more ...

Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes injures right knee in second quarter...

Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes injures right knee in second quarter against Broncos

The reigning NFL MVP has thrown 15 touchdown passes and one interception this season. Read more ...

Rick Perry tells Trump he's resigning as energy secretary: reports

Rick Perry tells Trump he's resigning as energy secretary: reports

WASHINGTON - Energy Secretary Rick Perry will step down from the Trump Administration, according to reports. The former Texas governor informed President Trump in writing of... Read more ...

Couple files federal lawsuit against Taco Bell over $2.18 bill dispute

Couple files federal lawsuit against Taco Bell over $2.18 bill dispute

A New Jersey couple who says they were charged $2.18 too much after ordering two fast-food meals last year has filed a federal lawsuit. Read more ...

Woman diagnosed with aggressive breast cancer early in pregnancy gives birth...

Woman diagnosed with aggressive breast cancer early in pregnancy gives birth to healthy baby boy

"I am blessed when I look at my son, and I cannot ask for more than that," the new mom said. Read more ...

Ambassador testifies he disagreed over Ukraine policy directive from...

Ambassador testifies he disagreed over Ukraine policy directive from President Trump

The U.S. ambassador to the European Union, Gordon Sondland, is testifying that President Donald Trump instructed him to work with Rudy Giuliani, his personal lawyer. Read more ...

US VP Pence says reached deal with Turkey's Erdogan for ceasefire in...

US VP Pence says reached deal with Turkey's Erdogan for ceasefire in Northern Syria

Turkey has agreed to temporarily halt its military operation against Syria's Kurdish-led militias, allowing them to withdraw from the country's border, US Vice President Mike... Read more ...

White House says next G-7 to be held at a Trump golf resort

White House says next G-7 to be held at a Trump golf resort

The White House is choosing President Donald Trump's golf resort in Miami as the site for next year's Group of Seven summit. Read more ...

Doctor found guilty of $12 million Medicare, health scheme, prosecution says

Doctor found guilty of $12 million Medicare, health scheme, prosecution says

A southern California physician was found guilty Wednesday in a Medicare fraud and device scheme that brought him $4.5 million, according to the Justice Department. Read more ...

Perry Tells Trump He'll Be Gone Soon

Perry Tells Trump He'll Be Gone Soon

Energy Secretary Rick Perry has notified the president that he intends to leave his job soon. That's according to an administration official who confirmed the news on condition... Read more ...