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Watch SpaceX Launch Its Third Rocket in 9 Days

SpaceX has now completed more missions in 2017 than any other year since its founding—and it’s still got five months to go.

How Scientists Preserved a 440-Pound Blue Whale Heart

When a blue whale washed up in Newfoundland in 2014, Jacqueline Miller launched into action.

Forget the Blood of Teens. Metformin Promises to Extend Life for a Nickel a Pill.

The more researchers learn about metformin, the more it seems like a medieval wonder drug that could boost longevity in the 21st century.

What's Inside Triple-Action Mace? Chili Peppers and UV Dye

When you push the button, nitrogen shoves a pungent, debilitating cocktail out of the canister.

Opinion: Climate Change Is Making Cities Sick

City leaders must do more to integrate climate concerns into public health policy.

The Battle to Get Gender Identity Into Your Health Records

A decade ago, most electronic health care records collected just one piece of gender-related data: sex. Here's how that changed.

Your Connected Devices Are Screwing Up Astronomy

The radio spectrum is a limited commodity—and more and more of it is getting slurped up by consumer devices.

The Epic Untold Story of Nike’s Two Hour Marathon Attempt

Nike's quest to break the two-hour marathon did not go as planned. But when you're pushing the limits of human performance, nothing ever does.

Gecko-Inspired Gripper May Soon Snag Space Junk

It could not only help robots get a good grip on things like space debris, but supercharge robots right here on Earth.

Pentagon ‘Space Corps’ Plan Leaves Earth Science in the Dust

Scientists and the military have often tussled when it comes to who is more important in outer space.

How to Use an iPhone and Physics to Measure the Height of a Building With an ... Accelerometer?

The iPhone makes it easy to do all kinds of cool physics. Like, say, use the change in velocity in an elevator to measure the height of a building.

The Clue to Next Year's Flu Strain Could Be Inside You

Decade-old snot from cancer patients revealed a new technique to forecast how flu evolves.

You Can Get Your Whole Genome Sequenced. But Should You?

Having a gene for a rare disease might not give you symptoms. But it could beef up your medical bills.

Mathematicians Decode the Surprising Complexity of Cow Herds

A model shows that cow herds may be extremely dynamic, secretly contentious gatherings of warring interests.

AI Could Test For Autism Before It Even Emerges—But It's No Cure-All

Researchers are studying how machine learning could help identify infants before they show behavioral symptoms.

The Mind-Boggling Math That (Maybe) Mapped the Brain in 11 Dimensions

Henry Markram is back with a new publication on his controversial Blue Brain project. The math behind it may be more important than the results.

The New War on (Overpriced) Drugs

Drug prices are too high. Meet the man who could fix them and the surprising opponents who want him to go away.

With Breast Cancer, the Best Treatment May Be No Treatment

A new study shows that many small tumors—the ones that are easiest to catch with mammograms—are the least likely to turn into troublesome cancers.

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