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The New York Times’ Coal Miner Interview Is Why We Won’t Stop Climate Change

The problem with journalism, we were told after the election, is that we in the media focused too much on the facts and too little on the people, their stories, and their feelings. Coastal elites holed up with their precious data and...Show More Summary

Researchers create tough material for next generation of powerful engines

To stand up to the heat and pressure of next-generation rocket engines, the composite fibers used to make them should be fuzzy.

Senate intelligence leaders pledge bipartisan Trump-Russia inquiry

By Patricia Zengerle WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Republican chairman of the U.S. Senate Intelligence Committee on Wednesday promised a thorough investigation into any direct links between Russia and Republican Donald Trump during his successful 2016 run for the White House. Show More Summary

The carbon footprint of crime has fallen, study finds

A study has found that the carbon footprint of crime over the last 20 years has fallen.

Laziness Is Contagious, Scientists Find

Prudence, impatience and laziness are personality traits that were thought to be pretty set once you reached adulthood. But a new study suggests otherwise.

Bus-Sized Asteroid Buzzes Earth Closer Than Moon | Video

A roughly 26-foot (8 meter) asteroid named 2017 FJ101 came within 202,000 miles (~325,087 km) of Earth on Mar. 30, 2017. It was first observed on March 25, 2017.

New discovery reveals Tyrannosaur faces for the first time

No feathers, but specialized scales on its snout could sense vibration, heat.

Proteins that can take the heat

(Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute) Ancient proteins may offer clues on how to engineer proteins that can withstand the high temperatures required in industrial applications, according to new research published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Science.

Public funding essential for advances in biomedical research

(Harvard Business School) Article shows that publicly-funded research creates knowledge that links to private companies' efforts to develop drugs, medical devices, and other patented biomedical products.

Let Us Now Praise the Invention of the Microscope

Early scientists wielded this revolutionary tool to study the invisible world of microbes, and even their own semen

'Ghost in the Shell': Hollywood’s Mischievous Vision of AI

With the new sci-fi flick "Ghost in the Shell" hitting theaters this week, Scientific American asks artificial intelligence experts which movies, if any, have gotten AI right.

No Lips! T. Rex Didn't Pucker Up, New Tyrannosaur Shows

The fearsome Tyrannosaurus rex didn't have lips if it looked anything like a newly discovered tyrannosaur species that scientists are calling the "frightful lizard."

Photos: Newfound Tyrannosaur Had Nearly 3-Inch-Long Teeth

After nearly 30 years since its discovery in Montana, a newfound species of tyrannosaur is finally making its debut.

Team creates triple-threat cancer-fighting polymer capsules for guided drug delivery

Chemists at the University of Alabama at Birmingham have designed triple-threat cancer-fighting polymer capsules that bring the promise of guided drug delivery closer to preclinical testing.

Why Russia Gave up Alaska, America's Gateway to the Arctic

The tale of how and why Russia ceded its control over Alaska to the U.S. 150 years ago is actually two tales and two intertwining histories.

NIH funding helps generate private-sector patents: study

Research grants issued by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) contribute to a significant number of private-sector patents in biomedicine, according to a new study co-authored by an MIT professor.

Trump, Christie pledge to combat nation's opioid addiction

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is vowing to step up efforts to combat the nation's opioid addiction crisis, and he's tapped New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie to lead the fight.

It just got harder to deny climate change drives extreme weather

The link between human activity and unusual jet stream patterns associated with extreme weather events is getting stronger, says Olive Heffernan

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