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MOMENTUM BUILDS FOR HYDROGEN FUEL IN JAPAN, AUSTRALIA

Lowered costs and the availability of renewable energy to produce hydrogen are raising interest in the fuel source

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

 
 
 



The first all-female spacewalk is underway

The first all-female spacewalk is underway

NASA astronauts Jessica Meir and Christina Koch are conducting the first all-female spacewalk outside of the International Space Station. Read more ...

Shaq helps paralyzed Atlanta boy, family with a place to stay

Shaq helps paralyzed Atlanta boy, family with a place to stay

Shaquille O'Neal said he's going to help the mother "get back on her feet." Read more ...

Wisconsin school guard says he was fired for using racial slur when telling...

Wisconsin school guard says he was fired for using racial slur when telling student not to call him that

"As a black man, I have a right not to be called that word," he said. Read more ...

Johnson & Johnson recalls baby powder due to asbestos concerns

Johnson & Johnson recalls baby powder due to asbestos concerns

If you or someone you provide care for owns a bottle of Johnson's Baby Powder with a certain product lot number, you're advised to stop using it, the company said in its notice. Read more ...

Trump confirms Perry leaving Energy, nominates successor

Trump confirms Perry leaving Energy, nominates successor

Confirming that Energy Secretary Rick Perry will resign by the end of the year, US President Donald Trump has announced the nomination of Deputy Secretary Dan Brouillette to... Read more ...

Johnson & Johnson recalls baby powder due to asbestos concerns

Johnson & Johnson recalls baby powder due to asbestos concerns

If you or someone you provide care for owns a bottle of Johnson's Baby Powder with a certain product lot number, you're advised to stop using it, the company said in its notice. Read more ...

Moment woman falls onto subway tracks and is pulled to safety

Moment woman falls onto subway tracks and is pulled to safety

Bystanders jumped to action when a woman fell onto the tracks of the Pueyrredon station in Buenos Aires. Read more ...

Stanton returns to Yanks lineup as DH in Game 5 of ALCS

Stanton returns to Yanks lineup as DH in Game 5 of ALCS

NEW YORK - Giancarlo Stanton returned to the New York Yankees for Game 5 of the AL Championship Series after missing three straight games with a strained right quadriceps. Read more ...

Drug companies may pay $50 billion for their role in the opioid crisis

Drug companies may pay $50 billion for their role in the opioid crisis

Five of the many companies accused in thousands of federal and state lawsuits over the nation's opioid epidemic may settle for over $50 billion. Read more ...

Tulsi Gabbard calls Hillary Clinton the ‘embodiment of corruption'

Tulsi Gabbard calls Hillary Clinton the ‘embodiment of corruption'

Rep. Tulsi Gabbard blasted Hillary Clinton Friday - calling the former first lady “the queen of warmongers” after Clinton implied the Russians were “grooming” the Hawaii... Read more ...