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OUT OF THE WAY, HUMAN! DELIVERY ROBOTS WANT A SHARE OF YOUR SIDEWALK

As automated delivery ramps up, cities must decide how to make the best use of public spaces

SHOULD MENTAL DISORDERS HAVE NAMES?

After nearly a century of effort, psychiatry's best diagnoses leave much to be desired

 
 
 

TEACH SCIENCE PROCESS OVER FINDINGS

Seismologist and policy advisor Lucy Jones says science education needs to teach how science works more than just what it finds out.

LIBERALS AND CONSERVATIVES ARE BOTH SUSCEPTIBLE TO FAKE NEWS, BUT FOR DIFFERENT REASONS

New research suggests both liberals and conservatives are motivated to believe fake news, and dismiss real news that contradicts their...

 
 
 

BREEDING THE "SNOT OTTER"

The gigantic Ozark hellbender salamander is in trouble in the wild, but one zoo-and a hard-working team-is helping to boost its populations

DO DAMS INCREASE WATER USE?

Reservoirs may promote waste by creating a false sense of water security

 
 
 

ON ITCHINESS IN SCIENCE WRITING

Spotting and scratching the places where something just feels off

MASSIVE STORMS LEAD TO ELEVATED LANDSLIDE HAZARDS FOR THE WEST COAST

Saturated slopes can be very bad news. The good news: Congress may be ready to do something about it

 
 
 

THE COUPLE THAT STUDIES THE INTERMEDIATE VALUE THEOREM TOGETHER STAYS TOGETHER

Mathematicians Nikita Nikolaev and Beatriz Navarro Lameda share their favorite theorem and their mathematics-themed wedding

HUMAN DIET DRUGS KILL MOSQUITOES' APPETITE TOO

When researchers fed mosquitoes a drug used to treat people for obesity, the insects were less interested in hunting for their next...

 
 
 

REMEMBERING WHY CURIOSITY SHOULD BE BOUNDLESS

Young children provide gentle and chaotic reminders of how to be open to the world around us

DOES EATING ORGANIC REDUCE CANCER RISK?

A recent study claims to confirm that eating organic can reduce your risk of getting cancer. But a closer look at the details reveals...

 
 
 

THE VOICES OF BLACK MATHEMATICIANS

Black History Month in the U.S. is a good time to celebrate these important people

GRAZING DEER ALTER FOREST ACOUSTICS

Deer populations have exploded in North American woodlands, changing forest ecology-and how sounds, like birdsong, travel through the...

 
 
 

BE KIND TO EXTRATERRESTRIALS

We need to tread lightly if we encounter alien ecosystems

VENEZUELA IS UNRAVELING-SO IS ITS SCIENCE

Research has ground to a halt, and many scientists have left the country out of desperation

 
 
 

ANCIENT EARTH'S WEAKENED MAGNETIC FIELD MAY HAVE DRIVEN MASS EXTINCTION

When our planet's magnetosphere nearly disappeared 565 million years ago, it may have almost taken all life with it

THE RISKS OF WATER INSECURITY

It's found all over the world and in nearly every corner of the U.S., and it's especially dangerous for children

 
 
 

HUMPBACK WHALE CALLS REMAIN CONSTANT OVER DECADES

Whales in southeastern Alaska produce “shrieks,” “moans” and “squeegies” that persist over generations

FOUND BUT LOST: NEWLY DISCOVERED SHARK MAY BE EXTINCT

Carcharhinus obsolerus swam in the waters of the western Pacific, but it hasn't been seen in 80-plus years

 
 
 



Iconic fashion designer Karl Lagerfeld dead at 85

Iconic fashion designer Karl Lagerfeld dead at 85

The German designer, who was the creative director for Chanel and Fendi, has died at age 85. Read more ...

Sen. Bernie Sanders announces 2020 presidential run

Sen. Bernie Sanders announces 2020 presidential run

Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders has announced a second run for president. Read more ...

'Really awesome': Officer leaves pregnant waitress big tip on $9 bill

'Really awesome': Officer leaves pregnant waitress big tip on $9 bill

Included with the tip was a message: “Enjoy your first, you will never forget it.” Read more ...

Maryland joins lawsuit challenging president's national emergency declaration

Maryland joins lawsuit challenging president's national emergency declaration

Maryland Attorney General Brian Frosh joined 15 other states in filing a lawsuit challenging President Donald Trump's declaration of a national emergency. Read more ...

16 States Sue Over Trump's National Emergency Declaration

16 States Sue Over Trump's National Emergency Declaration

A coalition led by California has sued the Trump administration over its plan to divert billions of dollars to border wall construction. Read more ...

Tractor-trailer carrying chickens teeters at edge of bridge after deadly crash

Tractor-trailer carrying chickens teeters at edge of bridge after deadly crash

Officials in South Carolina said some of the chickens fell into the lake below and most will not make it to the processing plant where they were supposed to go. Read more ...

Jussie Smollett Allegedly Wanted ‘Bigger Reaction' From Threatening Letter

Jussie Smollett Allegedly Wanted ‘Bigger Reaction' From Threatening Letter

Investigators looking into the alleged hate crime against "Empire" actor Jussie Smollett are examining a threatening letter sent last month. A source told CBS Chicago, "when... Read more ...

Iconic fashion designer Karl Lagerfeld dead at 85

Iconic fashion designer Karl Lagerfeld dead at 85

The German designer, who was the creative director for Chanel and Fendi, has died at age 85. Read more ...

Payless has filed for bankruptcy for the second time in 2 years and is...

Payless has filed for bankruptcy for the second time in 2 years and is closing all of its more than 2,000 stores

Payless has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection and is closing all of its more than 2,000 stores. This is the second time the company has filed for bankruptcy in two... Read more ...

After posting photo seeming to threaten judge, Roger Stone deletes it, says...

After posting photo seeming to threaten judge, Roger Stone deletes it, says he meant no harm

Days after a federal judge imposed a limited gag order on him, Trump confidant Roger Stone posted a photograph of that judge to his Instagram page and included her name, a... Read more ...