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Feeling anxious? Your gut bacteria might be to blame

All of us experience anxiety at one point or another; whether down to a job interview or a first date, that nervous feeling in the gut often takes …

Medical Research

NASA is saving us all from Yellowstone supervolcano

A gargantuan magna chamber lies beneath Yellowstone National Park, but NASA’s on the case<p>Yellowstone National Park is best known for being one of the …

Tesla built a huge solar energy plant on the island of Kauai

Tesla is selling clean power to the island’s electric company<p>Islands in the Pacific Ocean are some of the most practical places to install solar panels. Since there’s no natural gas pipeline or rail line to haul in coal, islands like Kauai in Hawaii have traditionally generated electricity by …

The woolly mammoth die-off was even sadder than you think

Rest in peace, big guys<p>You probably already know that woolly mammoths went extinct on the American continent around 10,000 years ago.<p>But few have heard that a small population of these Ice Age giants persisted for much longer on small islands in the Arctic Ocean. A new study in <i>PLOS Genetics</i> …

Here's How Congress is Handling Russia Investigations

Drama is building on Capitol Hill over current and potential investigations into Russia's alleged interference in last year's election and the pre-inauguration contacts between President Donald Trump's national security adviser and Russia's ambassador.<p>At the end of a week's worth of new revelations …

10 gadgets to boost your creativity

up your creative game<p>Long, long ago, all you needed to do to create a masterpiece was manifest an ethereal muse, obtain a piece of graphite, and befriend a member of the Medici family. Nowadays, it's a lot easier to express your creativity. With more artistic mediums than ever, and a bevy of tools …

Gear & Gadgets

Surprising frozen plains in Pluto’s heart

The latest data from NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft reveals a vast, craterless plain apparently no more than 100 million years old.<p>The latest data …

Solar System

Chattanooga Shootings: Four Marines and Gunman Dead in Rampage at Tennessee Military Facilities

A gunman unleashed a barrage of gunfire at two military centers in Chattanooga Thursday, killing four Marines, injuring a police officer and a Marine recruiter, and critically injuring a Navy sailor, authorities said.<p>The gunman was killed after a shootout with police at the second facility, …

Two for the price of one: The unique binary system of Pluto and Charon

NASA’s New Horizons is described as a mission to Pluto, but one of the reasons the dwarf planet is so fascinating to scientists is that it’s part of the only known binary system in our solar system.<p>In a binary system, both members of the pair orbit around a common center of gravity. Earth is about …

Boston bomber to face state charges in officer's killing – despite death sentence

District attorney says Massachusetts’ case against Dzhokhar Tsarnaev should continue, given that his federal convictions are pending appeal<p>The Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev will still face state charges in the death of a Massachusetts of Institute of Technology police officer, even …

Justice

Argentina top FIFA rankings for first time in seven years

LONDON (Reuters) - Argentina have moved to the top of the FIFA rankings for the first time in seven years despite being beaten by Chile in the Copa America final.<p>Argentina lost on penalties in Santiago on Saturday but Gerardo Martino’s side rose two places to top the rankings a year after losing to …

Soccer