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THE SCOURGE OF SEPSIS

It's the leading cause of preventable death worldwide; migrant children are especially vulnerable; and time is of the essence in treating...

OUR LANGUAGE AFFECTS WHAT WE SEE

A new look at “the Russian Blues” demonstrates the power of words to shape perception

 
 
 

PROPER BREATHING BRINGS BETTER HEALTH

Stress reduction, insomnia prevention, emotion control, improved attention-certain breathing techniques can make life better. But where...

SPARE A THOUGHT FOR THE DISTANT FUTURE

The actions we take today could have consequences for millions or even billions of years to come

 
 
 

OCEAN MOONS, PROMISING TARGETS IN SEARCH FOR ALIEN LIFE, COULD BE DEAD INSIDE

The interiors of Europa and other watery moons in the outer solar system might be too geologically inactive to support life

MICROBES MIGHT BE THE KEY TO A MARS MISSION

Engineered yeast could turn waste into food, plastics and other essentials

 
 
 

SOLAR FARMS SHINE A RAY OF HOPE ON BEES AND BUTTERFLIES

A trend of planting wildflowers on solar sites could maintain habitat for disappearing bees and butterflies

HOW WRONG SHOULD YOU BE?

If you always get 100 percent on your tests, they aren't hard enough. If you never get above 50 percent, you're probably in the wrong...

 
 
 

MISTIMED MIGRATION MEANS BIRD DEATH BATTLES

Climate change is shifting population numbers and nest building by resident and migratory birds in Europe-sometimes leading to deadly...

THE UNKNOWABILITY OF THE NUMBER LINE

Skip Garibaldi tells us about the numbers we can never describe

 
 
 

A FORMER JAVA JUNKIE PONDERS COFFEE'S UPSIDE

After a science writer kicks caffeine to reduce his anxiety, a wellness expert assures him that coffee is good for you

AS THE SHUTDOWN PERSISTS, HERE ARE 5 WAYS IT WILL IMPACT SCIENCE

A second wave of closures looms as the government funding fight barrels towards a record-breaking fourth week

 
 
 

MONOGAMY MAY BE WRITTEN IN OUR GENES

In animal studies, a set of 24 genes involved in neural development, learning and memory, and cognition, seem to be associated with...

THE RACE TO RELEARN HEMP FARMING

Researchers have a lot to learn about the previously banned crop before it flourishes on U.S. farms

 
 
 

OCEANS ARE WARMING FASTER THAN PREDICTED

Earth's seas are absorbing excess heat 40 percent faster than previous estimates

DISABLED RESEARCHERS ARE VITAL TO THE STRENGTH OF SCIENCE

We need a more inclusive environment for scientists with life-altering conditions

 
 
 

BIOTECH COULD MODIFY TREES TO PROTECT AGAINST PESTS

Tree breeding and gene editing could help reverse the deteriorating health of U.S. forests

SEEING SUPERMAN INCREASES ALTRUISM

Subject who saw a Superman poster were more likely to offer help than were people who saw another image.

 
 
 

THE BIGGEST ISSUES FOR WILDLIFE AND ENDANGERED SPECIES IN 2019

It's going to be a rough year, but we'll also see some progress

ATMOSPHERIC MYSTERY ON SATURN'S LARGEST MOON

The haze that blankets Titan has a high-altitude layer which sometimes detaches from the rest-and nobody is quite sure why

 
 
 



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