Claire Diehr

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Sparkly Meteors and 7 More Can’t-Miss Sky Events in July

Starstruck<p>Gas giants take center stage among the best sky shows this month.<p>The Southern Delta Aquarid meteor shower promises to add some glitter to the night sky in July, with as many as 25 meteors per hour during its peak.<p>The night skies will also showcase two of the largest planets in the solar …

This app will be a gardener's new best friend

It can identify plants and tell you how to care for them simply by taking a photo<p>Whether you are new to gardening or find it difficult to remember …

Celebrate Hubble's Birthday by Tearfully Reviewing Its Best Photos

For so many nerds, the Hubble space telescope feels more like a friend than a hunk of metal in the cold vacuum of space—a friend whose job you’re …

Scientists meet to decide how to save world's coral reefs

HONOLULU -- After the most powerful El Nino on record heated the world's oceans to never-before-seen levels, huge swaths of once vibrant coral reefs …

Coral Reefs

Scientists engineer tunable DNA for electronics applications

A team has been able to understand and manipulate DNA to more finely tune the flow of electricity through it. The key findings, which can make DNA …

Nanotech

E.T. Phones Earth? 1,500 Years Until Contact, Experts Estimate

SAN DIEGO — Aliens may be mediocre just like Earthlings, which could explain why humanity hasn't heard from advanced civilizations yet. If life on …

San Diego

Thrilling Christian conservative audience, Trump vows to lift ban on politicking, appoint antiabortion judges

By Michelle Boorstein and<p>Michelle Boorstein<p>Religion reporter<p>Email Bio Follow<p>Julie Zauzmer<p>Julie Zauzmer<p>Reporter covering religion, faith and spirituality<p>Email Bio Follow<p>Donald Trump won a standing ovation from hundreds of Christian conservatives who came to New York City on Tuesday with a somewhat …

Taxes

Autism-Like Behavior In Mice Reversed After Treatment With A Common Gut Bacteria

In an incredible new study, mice with social behavioral deficits similar to those seen in humans with autism were able to overcome their symptoms …

Interstellar Find Adds Life to Old Debate

Figuring out how these molecules form in the deep recesses of interstellar space might illuminate the origins of one of life’s distinguishing …

Blue wine? Toast to the latest colorful tipple

Blue beverages hold a weird fascination for science fiction writers. Remember Luke Skywalker pouring himself a glass of blue Bantha milk back home on Tatooine? And the characteristic blue hue of Star Trek's Romulan Ale, which Bones McCoy only uses "for medicinal purposes"?<p>Now cosplayers can quit …

Chemistry experiment aboard historic suborbital space flight

An experiment led by LSU Chemistry Professor John Pojman was aboard the historic flight by Blue Origin today. LSU was one of three universities, …

Donald Trump: The Unproductive Narcissist

Yes, Donald Trump is a narcissist. He puts his name—often in huge letters—on everything from buildings to a 757 airplane. He constantly brags about …

The Tragic Death of Anton Yelchin: A Bright Young Star Who Shined in Damn Near Everything

Death never makes much sense to the living, but Sunday’s sudden, tragic loss of <i>Star Trek</i> actor Anton Yelchin stung with particular shock and …

Star Trek

How Anton Yelchin Launched ‘Star Trek’s Most Difficult Character Into The Stars

A month shy of his 11th birthday, the late Anton Yelchin was featured in a sixth-season episode of the popular medical drama <i>ER</i>. This led to a seemingly endless stream of increasingly higher-profile television and film roles — everything from the argumentative adolescent magician in <i>Curb Your</i> …

The Chemist Who Discovered the World’s Newest Blue Explains Its Miraculous Properties

Art World<p>The new pigment is called YInMn blue, and it doesn't fade.<p>,<p>The world’s newest shade of blue, a brilliantly bright, durable pigment called …

From Living Computers To Nano-Robots: How We’re Taking DNA Beyond Genetics

DNA is one of the most amazing molecules in nature, providing a way to carry the instructions needed to create almost any lifeform on Earth in a …

Genetics