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 2017-09-22 08:53

Hydrogen Bomb vs. Atomic Bomb: What's the Difference?... +

North Korea is threatening to test a hydrogen bomb, a weapon more powerful than the atomic bombs that devastated the Japanese cities of Nagasaki and Hiroshima during World War II. Here's how they differ....

 2017-09-22 08:51 


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Arkansas Defies Monsanto, Moves To Ban Rogue Weedkiller... +

Arkansas regulators are on a collision course with Monsanto, voting to ban use during the growing season of a drift-prone herbicide that Monsanto says is farmers' best hope for weed-free fields....

 2017-09-22 08:48

What Is Norovirus?... +

Once again, a cruise ship is limping into port carrying hundreds of passengers and crew sickened by norovirus. But what exactly is norovirus, and why does it spread so easily on cruise ships?...

 2017-09-22 08:36

Solar Eclipses: When Is the Next One?... +

Solar eclipses are one of natures grandest events. What is a solar eclipse? Why are there different kinds of solar eclipses? How do they work? And when is the next one? We explain....

 2017-09-22 08:22 


Engineering: Reclusive genius who connected the world... +

W. Bernard Carlson relishes a biography of a self-taught engineer who revolutionized telecommunications....

 2017-09-22 08:22 


Historical data: Hidden in the past... +

Old photos, logbooks and papers are a gold mine for fields such as ecology and climatology....

 2017-09-22 08:22 


Fiction: The science in Sherlock Holmes... +

Maria Konnikova detects the fictional sleuth's inner researcher, 130 years on from his 'birth'....

 2017-09-22 08:22 


Golden Germany... +

Government's push for excellence is creating a golden age of opportunity for scientists flocking to the country....

 2017-09-22 08:22 


Outside the lab: Side jobs for scientists... +

Paid work beyond the bench can offer a welcome source of income to cash-strapped junior researchers and provide opportunities for career development....

 2017-09-22 08:22 


Maryam Mirzakhani 1977 2017... +

Pioneering mathematician and winner of the Fields Medal....

 2017-09-22 08:21 


Relativity: Final ascent of physics... +

Robert P. Crease applauds the third volume of a thrilling guide to a special pursuit....

 2017-09-22 08:20

Apocalypse Now? Doomsday Predictions Are Just Recycled Bogus Theories... +

Old myths about Planet X meld with biblical predictions for a Sept. 23 apocalypse. ...

 2017-09-22 07:51 


Can you really train your brain?... +

Some see neurofeedback as a non-pharmacological alternative for conditions such as ADHD, but medical science is sceptical...

 2017-09-22 07:51 


Jellyfish Cassiopea that lacks a brain needs to sleep too, say scientists... +

Scientists say jellyfish Cassiopea, which originated 600 million years ago, goes to sleep nightly; the finding raises questions about slumber's origin and purpose...

 2017-09-22 07:50

Hurricane Maria Damages Parts of Puerto Rico's Arecibo Observatory... +

Puerto Rico's Arecibo Observatory has sustained some significant damage from Hurricane Maria, officials reported Friday (Sept. 22)....

 2017-09-22 07:33

World's Largest Aircraft Starts Engine Tests... +

For the first time, the private spaceflight company Stratolaunch tested all six of the engines on a colossal airplane with the largest wingspan of any aircraft in the world....

 2017-09-22 07:25

3% of High-School Seniors Have Used K2 or Spice in the Past Month... +

New research shows that 3 percent of US students in their last year of high school have used synthetic cannabinoids in the previous 30 days....

 2017-09-22 07:18

Wasp Bite Gives Man a Heart Attack... +

A 45-year-old British man suffered a heart attack after he had a severe allergic reaction to a wasp bite....

 2017-09-22 07:14 

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Top stories: Semen-dwelling viruses, password-guessing AI, and a trilobite-shaped corn maze... +

This weeks top Science news...

 2017-09-22 07:00 


Precision Medicine and Aging Have This in Common - Facts So Romantic... +

Precision medicine and aging both drive the complexity of medical care up.Photograph by isak55 / ShutterstockWe are healthier and living longer than we ever have, and advances like personalized medicine seem to promise an ever brighter future. But as the ...

 2017-09-22 06:59 

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Few authors choose anonymous peer review, massive study of <i>Nature</i> journals shows... +

Scientists from developing countries and less prestigious institutes more often prefer reviewers to be blinded to their identity...

 2017-09-22 06:58 


Plant-eating dinosaurs snacked on crustaceans... +

Scientists say fossilized dung that come from plant-eating dinosaurs inhabiting Utah 75 million years ago contain pieces of crustacean shells along with vestiges of vegetation...

 2017-09-22 06:20

Fly me to the Moon: For some, lunar village takes shape... +

By 2040, a hundred people will live on the Moon, melting ice for water, 3D-printing homes and tools, eating plants grown in lunar soil, and competing in low-gravity, "flying" sports....

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