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THE ARCTIC IS BREAKING CLIMATE RECORDS, ALTERING WEATHER WORLDWIDE

The Arctic climate is shattering record after record, altering weather worldwide

FIVE YEARS OF RECORD WARMTH INTENSIFY ARCTIC'S TRANSFORMATION

Sea ice is the thinnest it's been at any time in the last 30 years, and wild reindeer and caribou populations continue to decline

 
 
 

BABY GENE EDITS COULD AFFECT A RANGE OF TRAITS

The gene targeted for its role in HIV is linked to increased severity of other infectious diseases-and has implications for learning...

FINDING ALIEN LIFE MAY REQUIRE GIANT TELESCOPES BUILT IN ORBIT

Influential astrophysicists, roboticists and astronauts say that orbital construction could spark a renaissance in space science and...

 
 
 

LITTLE APHIDS RIDE BIG ONES TO SAFETY

When trouble lurks, juvenile aphids drop off of the plants they're eating and hitch a ride on bigger aphid escapees.

TRUMP ADMINISTRATION REDEFINES "WATERS OF THE U.S."

New rules would cut protections for intermittent streams and some wetlands

 
 
 

WAIT.MAYBE THE HIPPIES WEREN'T RIGHT

A recent proposal about consciousness is fascinating-but it's not science

NIH PLANS TO SPEND UP TO $20 MILLION ON SEARCH FOR ALTERNATIVES TO FETAL TISSUE FOR RESEARCH

The preliminary announcement comes in the wake of a Trump administration order that agency scientists to stop buying such tissue from...

 
 
 

PREHISTORIC VIRUSES AND THE FUNCTION OF THE BRAIN

The exceedingly strange story of learning, memory and the “Arc” gene

AS WINTERS WARM, BLOOD-SUCKING TICKS DRAIN MOOSE DRY

Researchers across New England and Canada scramble to protect the iconic species from growing parasite populations

 
 
 

VOYAGER 2 SPACECRAFT ENTERS INTERSTELLAR SPACE

After a journey of more than four decades, Voyager 2 has passed beyond the sun's influence

U.S. STANDS WITH RUSSIA AND SAUDI ARABIA AGAINST CLIMATE SCIENCE

At a meeting to coordinate climate action, the nations thwarted recognition of a recent report expressing the urgency of reducing emissions

 
 
 

INFECTIOUS OUTBREAKS THREATEN THE LAST ASIATIC LIONS

Parasites and dog disease in India sweep through the cats' only home, triggering fears for the species' survival

COUNTEREXAMPLES IN MUSIC THEORY

Personal closure on an attempted theorem about 12-tone music

 
 
 

PRIONS, NEARLY INDESTRUCTIBLE AND UNIVERSALLY LETHAL, SEED THE EYES OF VICTIMS

Discovery suggests worrying transmission possibilities

3 CHEERS FOR METACOGNITION

Embracing the ways each of us does-and does not-process information

 
 
 

WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF DRINKING ALOE JUICE?

Applying aloe vera gel to a burn can help the skin heal more quickly. But many people also advocate drinking the aloe vera juice

MARS '76

Images from the first successful landers on Mars are still worth looking at

 
 
 

SEXUAL MISCONDUCT ALLEGATIONS AGAINST NEIL DEGRASSE TYSON REVEAL THE COMPLEXITY OF ACADEMIC INEQUALITY

Accusations that the astrophysicist harassed women remind us that racial and gender bias continue to harm science and scientists

CHINA LAUNCHES FIRST-EVER MISSION TO THE MOON'S FARSIDE

In late December or early January the Chang'e 4 spacecraft will touch down at a site near the lunar south pole within the solar system's...

 
 
 



Del Monte recalls select cans of corn distributed in 25 states

Del Monte recalls select cans of corn distributed in 25 states

Del Monte Foods Inc. is recalling more than 64,000 cases of the product due to potential contamination, according to a recall notice. Read more ...

Reports: 3 people missing in West Virginia coal mine found alive

Reports: 3 people missing in West Virginia coal mine found alive

Three people who were missing in an abandoned coal mine have been found, according to officials. Read more ...

Several injured in high-speed train accident in Turkey

Several injured in high-speed train accident in Turkey

ANKARA, Turkey - Turkey's state-run news agency says several people have been injured after a high-speed train crashed into an overpass in the capital Ankara. Anadolu Agency... Read more ...

Michael Cohen says he felt it was his 'duty' to 'cover up' Trump's 'dirty...

Michael Cohen says he felt it was his 'duty' to 'cover up' Trump's 'dirty deeds,' is sentenced to 3 years in prison

Michael Cohen appeared in court on Wednesday to be sentenced by US District Judge William H. Pauley III for an array of crimes he committed while employed by President Donald... Read more ...

Raptors rout Warriors 113-93 without Kawhi to complete sweep

Raptors rout Warriors 113-93 without Kawhi to complete sweep

OAKLAND, Calif. - Kyle Lowry had 23 points and 12 assists to lead a balanced Toronto offense while leading scorer Kawhi Leonard sat out, Serge Ibaka added 20 points and the... Read more ...

Can Trump pardon Cohen or Manafort? Here's who he's given clemency to so far

Can Trump pardon Cohen or Manafort? Here's who he's given clemency to so far

President Donald Trump's longtime fixer and lawyer, Michael Cohen, was sentenced to three years in prison on December 12. Another Trump associate, his former campaign chairman... Read more ...

Ellen DeGeneres considers ending daytime talk show

Ellen DeGeneres considers ending daytime talk show

Ellen DeGeneres renewed her deal in 2016, but had been "close to declining" the offer. Read more ...

Theresa May survives Conservative party vote of no confidence

Theresa May survives Conservative party vote of no confidence

Theresa May has survived a confidence vote in her leadership. She wins by 200 votes to 117. The vote was triggered after 48 MPs sent letters expressing no confidence in the... Read more ...

Dinwiddie scores career-best 39, Nets top 76ers 127-124

Dinwiddie scores career-best 39, Nets top 76ers 127-124

PHILADELPHIA - Spencer Dinwiddie put on his best Stephen Curry impersonation. Read more ...

St. Paul Federal Jury Convicts 36 In Thai Sex Trafficking Ring

St. Paul Federal Jury Convicts 36 In Thai Sex Trafficking Ring

MINNEAPOLIS - A federal jury in St. Paul convicted 36 people for their roles in an international sex trafficking organization Wednesday. Prosecutors say the criminal enterprise... Read more ...