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Hurricane Harvey Heads for Texas Fracking's Favorite Port

Corpus Christi, a critical port for the Texas oil and gas industry, is also one of the most vulnerable places in America when it comes to coastal flooding.

Your Brain Cells Hear the Ups and Downs of Language

Scientists have found groups of neurons that listen for changes in someone’s speaking tone—and turn it into meaning.

What Is a Robot?

Introducing "HardWIRED: Welcome to the Robotic Future," a new video series in which we explore the many fascinating machines that are transforming society.

Bizarre Sea Creature Could Teach Humans to Do the Locomotion

The gelatinous salp pulses at its own frequency, but they live together as a long chain—somehow, moving efficiently as a whole.

The Defenders Could Punch Better if They Learned Some Physics

What's the best way to punch someone if you possess superhuman strength?

Total Solar Eclipse 2017: Follow Live from Coast to Coast

Monday, August 21 marks the first total solar eclipse to hit the mainland United States in nearly 40 years.

How Will California's Solar Grid React to the Eclipse?

Making up the difference will be a balancing act of high-tension electricity choreography.

NASA's Rocket to Nowhere Finally Has a Destination

With a lunar orbit mission on the docket, NASA's contractors for the Space Launch System continue testing with new focus.

Plankton 'Mucus Houses' Could Pull Microplastics From the Sea

A larvacean can capture tiny floating bits of plastic, enabling the pinkie-sized critter to eliminate the plastic as waste that falls to the seafloor.

What Is Quantum Internet?

A Chinese physicist hopes that quantum communications will span multiple countries by 2030. So... what's it for?

Lego-Like Brain Balls Could Build a Living Replica of Your Noggin

To create a good living replica of the human brain, your best hope may be to let “organoid” components assemble it for you.

Buried in a Gold Mine, a Particle Accelerator Searches for Stellar Secrets

First built in 1958, Caspar will mimic the fusion that goes on inside stars to learn how they make heavy elements

Tesla Is Turning Kauai Into a Renewable Energy Paradise

The power grid of the future will require sunny skies above and energy storage below. Thanks to Tesla, Kauai has both.

Want a Diagnosis Tomorrow, Not Next Year? Turn to AI

By collecting medical knowledge in a superintelligent AI, your GP can order tests or prescribe medications they’d normally outsource.

USDA Clamps Down on Staffers Using the Term 'Climate Change'

The Trump administration has had a stark impact on the language used by some federal employees around climate change.

It's Past Time for You To Ditch That Scientific Calculator

Anything that overpriced, underpowered graphing calculator can do, Python can do better.

To Make Better Guide Dogs, Watch Hours of Cute Puppy Videos

Researchers are searching for ways to predict which young dogs will make the cut—by watching hours and hours of guide dog puppy bowl.

Shrinking Bat Genomes Spark a New Model of Evolution

Species gain and shed startling amounts of DNA as they evolve, and even genomes that look stable churn furiously. What does it mean?

MERS Virus Survivors May Help Target Treatments

Now, between major outbreaks of MERS, is the perfect time to develop treatments and vaccines for a virus that kills a third of the people it infects.

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