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Scientists hold rally in Boston to protest threat to science

Hundreds of scientists, environmental advocates and their supporters held a rally in Boston on Sunday to protest what they see as increasing threats to science and research in the U.S.

What Does the Vice President Do?

Vice President Mike Pence has said that the United States would "hold Russia accountable" for their actions and would support NATO. But what authority does the VP have?

After 6 Years, NASA's Historic Launchpad Back in Business

NASA's historic moonshot pad is back in business, reports the AP, after a SpaceX Falcon rocket blasted off Sunday morning from Kennedy Space Center's Launch Complex 39A. It's carrying a load of supplies for the International Space Station. The launchpad is steeped in history, notes Gizmodo, as it launched the...

Old-Guard Archivists Keep Federal Data Safer Than You Think

Long before Trump, open government and open data evangelists had been preserving all kinds of data collected and stored by the government. The post Old-Guard Archivists Keep Federal Data Safer Than You Think appeared first on WIRED.

What Was the First Life on Earth?

The earliest evidence for life on Earth arises among the oldest rocks still preserved on the planet, dating back some 4 billion years.

A space travel guide for your first holiday off-planet

The journey won't smell good, but there'll be great sex and a terrific view, so don't leave Earth without The Traveler's Guide to Space

Pregnant and not heard of Group B Strep?

You’re not alone. However, a campaign is aiming to make a difference

Holding Trump Accountable

Section 4 of the Twenty-fifth Amendment to the Constitution allows for the removal of a President who can no longer discharge his duties but is unable or unwilling to say so. It empowers the Vice-President, along with “a majority ofShow More Summary

The Librarian of Congress and the Greatness of Humility

In Memorial Hall in the James Madison Building of the Library of Congress, eight quotes of Madison’s are carved into the wall and painted in gold leaf. Like so much of our forebears’ wisdom, his words feel unusually relevant now. “THE...Show More Summary

There and back again: Catalyst mediates energy-efficient proton transport for reversibility

A complex with a proton pathway and stabilized by outer coordination sphere interactions is reversible for hydrogen production/oxidation at room temperature and pressure, researchers have found.

The secret of scientists who impact policy

Why does some research lead to changes in public policy, while other studies of equal quality do not?

Scientists seek to redeem Gitmo prison's dark history with research center and peace park

How do you redeem a place like Gitmo, the notorious U.S. military prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba?

Life That May Be 50K Years Old Found Trapped in Crystals

In a Mexican cave system so beautiful and hot that it's called both Fairyland and hell, scientists have discovered life trapped in crystals that could be 50,000 years old, the AP reports. The bizarre and ancient microbes were found dormant in caves in Naica, Mexico, and were able to...

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