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Sexual Orientation: Patients More Open Than Docs Expect

Only about 10 percent of patients reported they would be offended by or refuse to answer a question from a doctor about their sexual orientation, a new study showed.

UK does more to protect marine areas overseas than at home

The government is failing to designate marine protected areas off its coast as promised, says a parliamentary report

Zapping the Brain at Certain Times Improves Memory

New findings may one day help researchers develop technologies that could aid people with memory loss.

Waddle for Science! Penguins Join Protest March

The March for Science was not only for people; penguins marched, too.

NASA and ESA join forces to build life-seeking Europa lander

The space agencies just announced a bold plan to search for aliens on Jupiter’s icy moon through a joint American-European mission

Watch Amazing Caterpillars Degrade a Plastic Bag | Video

The wax worm caterpillar (Galleria mellonella) can degrade plastic polyethylene bags.

Sometimes Ordinary Sky Gazers Discover What Experts Cannot

Several avid northern lights watchers who call themselves Alberta Aurora Chasers on Facebook were sharing photographs at a talk when a professor at the University of Calgary noticed something strange. The citizen scientists were referring to a purple streak of light as a "proton arc," but no proton auroras are...

This Very Hungry Caterpillar Eats Plastic Bags

A wiggly, ravenous caterpillar — one that doesn't limit its diet to naturally grown objects — can biodegrade plastic bags, a material infamous for the amount of time it takes to decompose, a new study finds.

An Aurora Called 'Steve'? Strange Sky Phenomenon Investigated

Meet "Steve," a strange, new aurora feature discovered by citizen scientists and verified by the European Space Agency's (ESA) Swarm satellites.

Trump to set new executive orders on environment, energy this week

By David Shepardson and Valerie Volcovici WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump this week will sign new executive orders before he completes his first 100 days in office, including two on energy and the environment, which would make it easier for the United States to develop energy on and offshore, a White House official said on Sunday. Show More Summary

Upward mobility has fallen sharply in US: study

In a sign of the fading American Dream, 92 percent of children born in 1940 earned more than their parents, but only half of those born in 1984 can say the same, researchers said Monday.

U.S. Citizen Killed In Ukraine Mine Blast

The victim, whose name has not been released, was a part of a patrol of the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe in eastern Ukraine.

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