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3-Year Search Ends for Lost Malaysia Airlines Flight 370

The official search for MH370 was called off nearly three years after the plane vanished without a trace over the Indian Ocean.

Lie Detectors, Russian Spies, and an Expert in Kung Fu

The weirdest scandal of the Trump transition—the one involving brain electrodes, Russian spies, Hillary Clinton’s email server, and an expert in kung fu—probably should have been a bigger deal. But I’m sorry to say that Bloomberg reporters David Kocieniewski and Peter Robison’s gift to journalism, published on the morning of Dec. Show More Summary

How Fluid Dynamics Can Help You Navigate Crowds

If you plan to be in a seething mass of humans at some point—whether it’s an inauguration or protest thereof—here's how to keep yourself safe

Did LeBron James Flop? Here’s What Physics Says

In a recent game, it appears that Draymond hit LeBron. But did LeBron flop? Here is a physics analysis. The post Did LeBron James Flop? Here's What Physics Says appeared first on WIRED.

NREL pioneers better way to make renewable hydrogen

(DOE/National Renewable Energy Laboratory) Scientists at the US Department of Energy's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) developed a method which boosts the longevity of high-efficiency photocathodes in photoelectrochemical water-splitting devices.

Preserved fortification, donkey stables dating to King Solomon discovered at TAU's Timna Valley excavations

Some believe that the fabled mines of King Solomon were located among copper smelting camps in Israel's Timna Valley. The arid conditions at Timna have seen the astonishing preservation of 3,000-year-old organic materials, which have provided Tel Aviv University archaeologists with a unique window into the culture and practices of a sophisticated ancient society.

You Wouldn't Want to Cuddle This Giant Prehistoric Otter With a Crushing Bite

The “badger otter” has some serious teeth, which had mystified paleontologists until now

Developing 'green' electronics: Team finds microbe from the Potomac yields better electronic material

Microbiologists at the University of Massachusetts Amherst report that they have discovered a new type of natural wire produced by bacteria that could greatly accelerate the researchers' goal of developing sustainable "green" conducting materials for the electronics industry. Show More Summary

Deadly superbugs may be spreading, evolving quietly among the healthy

Harvard researcher thinks we should change our strategy to get ahead of them.

Small Honor: Tiny Moth Named for Trump

A miniscule moth with a wingspan measuring only 0.4 inches (9 millimeters) is the first species to be named for the soon-to-be president of the United States, Donald Trump.

How China is poised for marine fisheries reform

China has introduced an unprecedented policy platform for stewarding its fisheries and other marine resources. In order to achieve a true paradigm shift a team of international scientists from within and outside of China recommend major institutional reform.

Interactive 'nutrition label' for financial products helps investors make better choices

Every day millions of people mulling their retirement plan saving choices go online to study the offerings at retirement fund websites. Research shows, however, that they often choose high fee options, underinvest or don't invest at all because they don't understand the performance estimates, risks, recommendations, fee structures, and other disclosures that funds provide.

Comment: Will we eliminate Earth's Ice-Age cycle?

Earth has been ice free before, with warmer temperatures and higher carbon dioxide and sea levels. But humans have only lived on a relatively cold planet. Will we be able to adapt to an ice-free planet?  11 Jan 2017

Largest Populus SNP dataset holds promise for biofuels, materials, metabolites

(DOE/Oak Ridge National Laboratory) Researchers at the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory have released the largest-ever single nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) dataset of genetic variations in poplar trees, information useful to plant scientists as well as researchers in the fields of biofuels, materials science, and secondary plant metabolism.

Why scientists should research emojis and emoticons :-P

(Cell Press) More than 90 percent of online populations now incorporate emojis and emoticons into their texts and emails, and researchers are wondering what the use of (~_^), (>_<), or =D can reveal about human behavior. In a forum paper published on Jan. Show More Summary

Teens unlikely to be harmed by moderate digital screen use

Parents and pediatricians alike may worry about the effects of teens' screen time, but new findings from over 120,000 adolescents in the UK indicate that the relationship between screen time and well-being is weak at best, even at high levels of digital engagement.

Can Marijuana Treat MS Symptoms?

Many anecdotal reports suggest cannabis can help alleviate MS symptoms, but research with cannabis is difficult to carry out.

Facts About Malaysian Flight 370: Passengers, Crew & Aircraft

The search for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 has been suspended. Here are some facts about the passengers, crew, aircraft and airline.

Have Scientists Found a Way to Actually Reduce the Effects of Aging?

Researchers at the Salk Institute in California have successfully induced cells to behave like younger cells

Why Adults Diagnosed with Asthma May Not Actually Have It

Many adults diagnosed with asthma may not actually have the disease, a new study from Canada suggests.

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