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A NASA Experiment Is Going to Light Up the Sky With Beautifully Colored Clouds Tonight

If you’re on the east coast tonight, keep an eye on the sky between 7pm and 9pm: NASA is launching a test of some new tech that will include …

Absurd Creatures: The Caterpillar That Freaks Out if You Yell at It

In the rainforests of Peru there lurks a caterpillar that doesn’t appreciate people yelling at it. Do so, as field biologist Aaron Pomerantz did …

CRISPR, the fancy new technology that lets people edit genes, could have an unprecedented and horrific consequence

The method, known as CRISPR, holds the potential to fix genetic defects that cause disease in humans. And researchers are also experimenting with tweaking the genes of other animals. For example, you could modify mosquitoes to prevent them from spreading horrific diseases like malaria and dengue …

ABC Is Developing ‘Damage Control,’ A Comedy Series About The Disgruntled Marvel Cleanup Crew

One characteristic of nearly every Marvel movie is the destruction following a huge, climactic battle. It’s rare that the damage is ever addressed and even more rare to see it being cleaned up. Whose job is that anyway? Well, Marvel and ABC are going to work together to answer that question in the …

Comedy Series

The people who need very little sleep

Is it true that some people need only a few hours of sleep? Helen Thomson talks to a woman whose genes might hint at how we all could survive on less shuteye.<p>What would you do if you had 60 days of extra free time a year? Ask Abby Ross, a retired psychologist from Miami, Florida, a “short-sleeper”. …

University of California

Helicopter parenting is increasingly correlated with college-age depression and anxiety.

<i>Excerpted from</i> <b>How to Raise an Adult: Break Free of the Overparenting Trap and Prepare Your Kid for Success</b> <i>by Julie Lythcott-Haims, out now from Henry</i> …

Mental Health

Discovered Near Arctic: Mysterious Lost Medieval Civilization And Puzzling Ancient Mummy | Ancient Pages

Share this:<p><b>AncientPages.com -</b> A group of scientists excavating on the edge of the Siberian Arctic have made a very intriguing discovery unearthing …

Slate Magazine - Politics, Business, Technology, and the Arts

Cover StoryPruitt Failed to Sabotage the EPA Mark Joseph Stern His successor will be masterful at it.<p>Extremely Scandal-Plagued EPA Administrator …

Scott Pruitt

Something 'scary' went wrong with NASA's probe to Pluto

NASA was able to re-establish communications with the spacecraft within 90 minutes, and it reported that it was "healthy" and still on course to fly by Pluto.<p>But to reconnect with Earth, the spacecraft kicked itself into safe mode, and it is now no longer taking photos or collecting other …

Astronomers discover 'monster black holes'

Discovery suggests there may be millions more 'supermassive' black holes in the universe than were previously thought<p>Five monster black holes that were previously hidden by dust and gas have been uncovered by astronomers.<p>The British-led discovery suggests there may be millions more "supermassive" …

A nearby black hole just erupted for the first time in 26 years and scientists are ecstatic

But on June 15, astronomers detected something signaling that it had woken up.<p>Now, scientists around the world are using highly sophisticated instruments to learn as much as they can about this mysterious beast of nature before the black hole returns to its slumber, which will be soon.<p>Black holes …

Scientists have made the first fully functional artificial human brain cells

But there is more to the idea behind this synthetic neuron than simply proving that it can be done. The team reckons that in the future, it might be possible to actually use these devices in patients to replace damaged nerves, for example, to help treat injury or disease. They may also have a place …