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LONELINESS IS HARMFUL TO OUR NATION'S HEALTH

Research underscores the role of social isolation in disease and mortality

SOLAR JETS CAUSE STANDING WAVES IN EARTH'S MAGNETIC FIELD

When jets of charged particles from the sun hit our magnetosphere, some of the ensuing ripples travel towards the north and southern...

 
 
 

THE SCIENCE OF INNOVATION

Lessons from the physics of complexity can help organizations achieve breakthroughs

A REASON TO BE SKEPTICAL OF THE WORKPLACE WELLNESS INDUSTRY

New study finds no changes in health care costs

 
 
 

ARE WE MEASURING RESEARCH SUCCESS WRONG?

Universities tout how much they spend, but it's no virtue if that spending is inefficient

RECORD FLOODS COULD "TEST THE LIMITS" OF MIDWEST DEFENSES

Rains and melting snow have caused rivers to breach levees from Minnesota to Missouri

 
 
 

YOUTUBE'S RECOMMENDATION ALGORITHM HAS A DARK SIDE

But the site's recommendation algorithms have a dark side

RESEARCHERS WRITE ABOUT BRAIN-MACHINE INTERFACES, HOW EELS SHOCK, AND WHAT SHARK BITES HAVE TO DO WITH REBUILDING BROKEN BODIES 

 
 
 

WHOSE JOB IS IT TO HELP BUILD PUBLIC TRUST IN SCIENCE?

Scientists, research institutions and science writers all have roles to play

SING SOLO FOR HIGHER FIDELITY

By tracking duetting choir singers, researchers found that when an individual singer's pitch drifts off tune their partner's tend to...

 
 
 

ARE SOME FRUITS MORE FATTENING THAN OTHERS?

It's time to clear up some confusion about fruit, sugar, fructose and how this all fits together into a healthy diet

THE PRIVATE SECTOR IS RETURNING TO THE FLOOD INSURANCE GAME

New technology and increased investment could help expand paltry flood coverage

 
 
 

IS NASA'S GOLDEN AGE OF SPACE TELESCOPES ENDING?

For the second year in a row, the White House is seeking to cancel one of the space agency's top-priority astrophysics projects, the...

DO SCIENCE. PUMP. REPEAT

How to improve scientist-moms' breastfeeding experience

 
 
 

AI-BASED APP COULD SCREEN FOR CERVICAL CANCER  

An algorithm that can diagnose the disease from photographs would be especially useful in developing countries

THE CUBAN "SONIC ATTACK" AND JOURNALISTIC ETHICS

A session at a recent scientific meeting exposed the dangers not of mythical high-tech weapons but of the heedless rush to sensationalize

 
 
 

WHAT'S HOLDING SMART CITIES BACK?

A tech-empowered urban renaissance is possible-if five challenges can be overcome

THE GREAT HUNGER AND THE RANDOMNESS OF THE WORLD

A science journalist walking through Lower Manhattan ponders the meaning of the Irish Hunger Memorial

 
 
 

IT'S TRUE: WE'RE PROBABLY ALL A LITTLE IRISH-ESPECIALLY IN THE CARIBBEAN

Everyone is supposedly a little Irish on St. Patrick's Day but there is more truth to this saying than most recognize. It's not merely...

NO, A SHAMROCK WON'T BRING YOU LUCK

But you can create your own by having the right attitude

 
 
 



The Midwest flooding has killed livestock, ruined harvests and has farmers...

The Midwest flooding has killed livestock, ruined harvests and has farmers worried for their future

Nebraska Gov. Pete Ricketts called the flooding "the most widespread disaster we've had in our state's history." Read more ...

US-backed Syrian force declares victory over Islamic State

US-backed Syrian force declares victory over Islamic State

BAGHOUZ, Syria - A U.S.-backed Syrian force said Saturday that it has liberated the last area held by the Islamic State group in the eastern Syrian village of Baghouz... Read more ...

Patriots owner Robert Kraft breaks silence after being charged following...

Patriots owner Robert Kraft breaks silence after being charged following Florida prostitution spa bust

Owner of NFL team the New England Patriots Robert Kraft has issued his first statement since being charged with two counts of soliciting prostitution in February after the bust... Read more ...

Terps fall to LSU in final seconds of second round game

Terps fall to LSU in final seconds of second round game

The Maryland Terrapins fall to the LSU Tigers, 69-67, Saturday in the second round of the NCAA Tournament. Read more ...

No. 3 Maryland beats Radford in NCAA Women's opener

No. 3 Maryland beats Radford in NCAA Women's opener

Taylor Mikesell scored 16 points, Kaila Charles had 14 points and nine rebounds, and No. 3 seed Maryland used a relentless defensive effort to overpower Radford 73-51 on... Read more ...

Notre Dame cruises to opening round win

Notre Dame cruises to opening round win

SOUTH BEND, Ind. - Arike Ogunbowale scored 23 points and teammate Jessica Shepard had a double-double as No. 1 seed Notre Dame beat 16th-seed Bethune-Cookman 92-50 on Saturday... Read more ...

March Madness schedule: Today's NCAA game times, where to watch Round 2

March Madness schedule: Today's NCAA game times, where to watch Round 2

With half the NCAA Tournament field now off the bracket, it's time for March Madness Round 2. Keep up with all the action and check out the full NCAA schedule, game times... Read more ...

1,300 people are being airlifted from a cruise ship off the coast of Norway...

1,300 people are being airlifted from a cruise ship off the coast of Norway, which was left stranded by windy conditions and massive waves

The Viking Sky cruise ship is evacuating passengers after it began experiencing engine problems off the coast of Norway. At 6 p.m. local time, Norwegian officials said rescue... Read more ...

Waters' drive beats Maryland 69-67, sends LSU to Sweet 16

Waters' drive beats Maryland 69-67, sends LSU to Sweet 16

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - Tremont Waters drove by three defenders and scooped in a banking layup with 1.6 seconds remaining to give third-seeded LSU a 69-67 victory over... Read more ...

NCAA Latest: LSU eliminates Maryland with last-second shot

NCAA Latest: LSU eliminates Maryland with last-second shot

The Latest on the second round of the NCAA Tournament : Read more ...