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Stanford’s surprise discovery may lead to new breakthrough metamaterials

If comics have taught us anything, it is that the best advances are ones that happen by accident. That sums up a serendipitous discovery by …

Nanotech

New Study Reveals a Group of Neurons Active in Anxious Brains

An Uncertain Bad Experience<p>Everyone worries sometimes, but about one in four adults in the U.S. suffer from anxiety disorder, a mental illness …

Neuroscience

To restore our soils, feed the microbes

Our soils are in trouble. Over the past century, we’ve abused them with plowing, tilling and too much fertilizer.<p>What many think of as “just dirt” is …

What lessons can Canada offer the US on the suppression of scientific research?

When President Donald Trump came into office in January, staff at several government agencies were told not to send out news releases or to communicate by social media, and most mentions of climate change disappeared from government websites.<p>Changing the message on issues that could affect policy …

Canada

26+ images that prove Hawaii is the most underrated place for outdoor adventure

<i>Editor’s note: These spots are all taken directly from travelstoke®, a new app from Matador that connects you with fellow travelers and locals, and</i> …

Fasting diet 'regenerates diabetic pancreas'

<b>The pancreas can be triggered to regenerate itself through a type of fasting diet, say US researchers.</b><p>Restoring the function of the organ - which helps control blood sugar levels - reversed symptoms of diabetes in animal experiments.<p>The study, published in the journal Cell, says the diet reboots …

Diabetes

The future of STEM education is cloudy under Betsy DeVos

This week the United States Senate confirmed Betsy Devos as the new secretary of education. Despite a shaky performance during her committee hearings, where she seemed to suggest guns belonged in schools to defend against grizzly bear attacks, DeVos managed to clear all the necessary hurdles to …

Hacking

EPA Scientists Worry Their New Boss Doesn't Want Science

Scott Pruitt, Oklahoma's attorney general, is officially the new head of the Environmental Protection Agency. Today, the full Senate voted 52-46 to …

Air Travel

Is This the Most Romantic Restaurant in the World?

<i>Originally published by Travel + Leisure</i><p>There are few experiences more memorable (or romantic) than eating a delicious meal while surrounded by a …

Donald Trump

This is how you should take care of leather shoes, according to an expert

<i>The</i> <i>Insider Picks</i> <i>team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships, so we get a share of the revenue from your purchase.</i><p>Finding the perfect pair of shoes is all well and good, but most of us have no idea how to take care of them afterward.<p>Fail to give your …

Shoes

What we actually lose when the USDA and EPA can’t talk to the public

Facts aren't political<p><i>Update, January 25: Reports on the gag order have received a great deal of attention. This piece been updated to reflect additional information released since its original publication.</i><p>In the summer of 2015 a tropical storm slammed into the mountains of Myanmar and triggered …

Trump appoints expert on defending racial gerrymanders as senior civil rights official

Wolf, meet hen-house.<p>One of the very first appointments President Trump announced shortly after his victorious second-place finish in the 2016 …

Environment

Fund urges float of Green Investment Bank over sale to Macquarie

One of the bidders for the Government-owned Green Investment Bank (GIB) has backed fresh plans to float the lender rather than complete a controversial sale to the Australian investment bank Macquarie.<p>Macquarie was selected as the Government’s preferred bidder late last year, but alternative plans …

Investing

These Cities Are Setting the Standard for Clean Energy Worldwide

The Green City<p>Some of you might have heard of Burlington, Vermont. It’s a relatively small city that borders Lake Champlain on the state’s western …

Renewable Energy

Scientists Just Announced Our Best Shot at Ending Antibiotic Resistance to Date

A molecule that reverses antibiotic resistance.<p>Scientists have developed a molecule that reverses antibiotic resistance in multiple strains of …

Microbiology

Scientists Have Filmed a 'Sonic Boom' of Light For The First Time

Whoa.<p>For the first time, researchers have filmed light creating a ‘sonic boom’ - officially known as a photonic Mach cone - using a new type of …

Particles

Congress Produces Its Shopping List for Beefing Up the U.S. Military

New fighters, bombers, ships, and even a new tank are on the list.<p>The Chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee, Arizona Senator John McCain, released a paper on Tuesday calling for the Pentagon to receive a nine percent boost in defense spending next year. The plan calls for spending more …

Rick Perry’s hearing was blindsided by a report that Trump plans to gut the Energy Department

When Rick Perry walked into his secretary of energy confirmation hearing this morning, he was all set to make a bold pitch for the Department of Energy’s crucial role in supporting scientific research and developing new energy technologies.<p>He told the Senate panel that the DOE was crucial in …

Mazie Hirono

It's not in your head: The weather is weirder, and climate change is the reason why

But don’t point any fingers at one particular flood. Or drought. Or hurricane. Or heatwave.<p>If it seems like you’re reading about devastating floods, droughts, and storms way more often than you used to, it’s because these extreme events are actually happening more frequently.<p>But this should come as …

Climate Change

Chaffetz Continues Clinton Email Probe, Hasn’t Mulled Trump Business Conflicts

Months after Election Day, there’s at least one member of Congress who isn’t sick and tired of hearing about Hillary Clinton’s damn emails. On …

Your Appendix Might Serve an Important Biological Function After All

Wait, what?<p>One of the first things you learn about evolution in school is that the human body has a number of 'vestigial' parts - appendix, wisdom …

Yes, Biology Helps Explain Why Boys and Girls Play Differently

There’s a trend afoot in American parenting that may not have reached every corner of the country, but which is quite visible in progressive …

5 fitness apps to help you keep your New Year’s resolutions

The average person gains at least 3.4 percent of their body weight every year, and those of us who indulge in regular restaurant or fast food meals may pack on even more pounds. To put this into perspective, if you weigh 150 pounds today, you can expect to weigh in at least 5.1 pounds heavier next …

US fires 'warning shots' at Iranian patrol boat amid plans for American Navy build up

A United States Navy destroyer fired warning shots at four fast-attack Iranian patrol boats closing in on the vessel near the Strait of Hormuz, American defence officials said on Monday.<p>The incident came as President-elect Donald Trump - who last year called for Iranian vessels that harass the US …

Military

A Harvard scientist just won $3 million for discovering the hidden 'intelligence' that defends our cells

Almost every cell in a human body carries a copy of our genetic code, the DNA that holds the unique biological blueprint for who we are.<p>That DNA tells our cells what to do. When they divide, that information is copied from one cell to another.<p>But life is hard on our cells. They become damaged every …

Genetics