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Why can't anyone find Amelia Earhart's bones?

If Ric Gillespie can’t find Amelia Earhart’s bones, it’s likely no one will.<p>The bones suspected to be Earhart’s — found on the desolate island of …

The Magic (and Math) of Skating on Thin Ice without Falling In

Stepping onto an inch-and-a-half thick piece of lake ice—much less doing laps on it—is a no-go for most people. But for experienced Swedish skaters …

Hubble Just Found a "Relic Galaxy," and It's Absolutely Stunning

NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope has uncovered a strange kind of galaxy surprisingly close to home.<p>A new study published Monday in <i>Nature</i> reports that …

We're all going to die one day, much like these two merging galaxies

Everything in the universe comes with an expiration date.<p>Our planet, for example, will likely be swallowed by the sun in 7 or 8 billion years, when …

Where Is the Line Between Math and Physics?

When it comes to describing the physical world, we can do it anecdotally, as we commonly do, or we can use science. That means gathering quantitative …

Musk Says SpaceX Mars Ship to Start Testing Next Year

He wants pizza joints and bars on Mars.<p>Elon Musk is optimistic that next year SpaceX’s first interplanetary shuttle will take flight.<p>During a Q&A …

Garden bird feeders help spread disease among wild birds

Some previously rare illnesses are becoming epidemics in some bird populations, scientists say<p>Garden bird feeders are contributing to the spread of serious diseases among wild birds, scientists have warned, causing previously rare illnesses to become epidemics in some populations.<p>Poor garden feeder …

Salmonella

J.C.R. Licklider and Interactive Computing

On March 11, 1915, American psychologist and computer scientist J.C.R. Licklider, known simply as J.C.R. or "Lick", was born. He is particularly …

Neil deGrasse Tyson Didn't See a Future with Automatic Doors

It made Star Trek unbelievable for him.<p>As an avid <i>Star Trek</i> fan, Neil deGrasse Tyson saw a future full of possibilities, but he was convinced that …

Star Trek

“You’re in a crumpled heap on the floor, laughing your head off inside, but you just look asleep or dead”

We all love a good sleep, but for some, like author Henry Nicholls, drifting off can come at almost any moment – he speaks to us about the largely …

Inevitable muscle wasting of old age could be stopped, scientists believe

The inevitable muscle wasting of old age could be stopped, scientists believe, after discovering why people become frail as they grow older.<p>Most people become weaker in their later years, as their leg muscles get smaller and less able to bear weight, which often leads to disability and falls.<p>But …

Muscle

Science, big and small

The multidimensional, detailed observations of the collision of two neutron stars are recognized as <i>Science</i>'s Breakthrough of the Year. This …

China's Giving Batteries a Second Life

It's a simple idea. But it may have profound consequences.<p>China is hoping to become the Detroit of the battery-powered electric-vehicle industry. Sales of EVs are expected to reach 1 million this year alone, and the government has big plans for expansion. But this welcome trend comes with a …

Batteries

What We Know About Russian Spies And Nerve Agents

British authorities say that a former Russian spy and his daughter were poisoned by a nerve agent in England this week. Steve Inskeep speaks with Alastair Hay, a toxicologist at Leeds University.<p>Transcript<p>STEVE INSKEEP, HOST:<p>The former Russian spy and his daughter remain hospitalized in Britain. …

Nerve Agents

Inspirational women in science

Many women have provided a rich source of inspiration for young scientists - both male and female - down the years. They've made remarkable …

America's Oil Boom Is Fueled By A Tech Boom

The U.S. is on track to become the world's biggest oil producer, pumping out more crude than at its peak nearly a half century ago. For decades, few expected such a comeback, and it's all the more remarkable because the price of a barrel of oil is nowhere near what it was during the last, recent …

Oil & Gas Industry

DIY Science: how to extract DNA in your kitchen

To celebrate British Science Week, we’ve road-tested a selection of fun experiments for you to try at home – here's how to extract DNA.<p>TV cop shows …

China plans huge national park for pandas

The bears are considered to be the national animal of China. Their awarding is an important diplomatic gesture and a good deal. So that it works …

Science — without the mansplaining

<i>[Editor’s Note: This guest commentary by Seattle-based writer Megan Watzke and data scientist Kimberly Arcand is part of GeekWire’s coverage of</i> …

Trance as a therapy: A hypnosis self-experiment

I used to believe that hypnosis was utter nonsense, something that esoteric people with swinging pendulums do. However, a self-experiment taught me …

Newly Discovered "Super-Deep Diamond" Reveals a Rare Earth Mineral Inside

"It's what most natural scientists dream about."<p>The Cullinan mine, located on a diamond-bearing kimberlite pipe in the Gauteng province of South …

Why are clowns so scary?

Masks and makeup can disrupt our ability to read facial expressions, an important part of human social interaction.<p>For many people, there is …

This beetle "farts" inside a toad's stomach to escape

Researchers fed a bombardier beetle to a toad and 88 minutes later, the toad vomited it back out alive and intact.<p>All species of bombardier beetle …

This new class of drug found in soil could help fight rising antibiotic resistance and tackle MRSA

When tested on rats, malacidins were found to kill several multidrug-resistant, disease-causing bacteria, notably MRSA<p>Antibiotic resistance was …

Video captures rare ‘snow rolling’ phenomenon

Sheila Nemcsok thought she was going for a regular lunch break until she stumbled upon something “magical”: a rare natural phenomenon called snow …

Strangers received new hearts on same day — then love happened

On June 9, 2011 Collin Kobelja and Taylor Givens received new hearts. Five years later, they connected and began dating. They plan to marry.<p>After they both received heart transplants, Taylor Givens and Collin Kobelja recovered in adjacent rooms, unaware that the other existed. They had no idea that …

Trump aims for moon, pulls back on space station, telescopes

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — The Trump administration wants NASA out of the International Space Station by 2025, and private businesses running the …

Space Exploration

Mutant all-female crayfish prompt invasive species fears

The self-cloning crustaceans exploded amongst Germany's aquarium hobbyists in the 1990s. Now it has become an invasive species in countries as far …

Evolution Saves Species From ‘Kill the Winner’ Disasters

Modelers find evidence that a combination of competition, predation and evolution will push ecosystems toward species diversity anywhere in the …

Biology

Amazon is reportedly designing AI chips to improve Alexa

Amazon has begun designing its own AI chips, according to an exclusive report from <i>The Information</i>. The hardware is designed for anything powered by Alexa, including the Echo, and would allow the virtual assistant to respond more quickly by adding speech recognition directly to the device.<p>Right now, …