Seemingly little connects a community in India plagued by toxic water, a looming air pollution crisis in South Africa and a new fracking boom that is pockmarking Australia. And yet there is a common thread:
To prove how much of a dick move that was, a group of high school students in Australia has now created 3.7 grams of Daraprim's active ingredient in their chemistry lab for just $20 - an amount that would
Just as Bill Clinton wasn’t black, but he was called “America’s first black president… I believe Donald Trump should be called “America’s first Jewish president.” I should know. I’m an Ivy League-educated
The Supreme Court, while holding back on dealing with some of the country’s most controversial issues amid the vacancy on the bench, is still scheduled to tackle some key cases in its new term that starts
Today, Elon Musk will finally tell the world how he wants to colonize Mars — an ambition of his that has served as the foundation for essentially all of his commercial spaceflight endeavors. Musk will
2016 Election The full transcript from the first presidential debate Monday at Hofstra University involving Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump. Lester Holt, anchor of NBC Nightly News, served as moderator.
The experiment's results may finally prove that Hawking radiation exists. Black holes swallow up everything, and nothing escapes. This property, the most iconic characteristic of these mysterious space
"Where did we come from?" and "where are we going?" are two of my favorite questions as a human being. But taking the very longest view, the answer to both turns out to be shockingly similar, according
U.S. news It has been nearly two years since the killing of Michael Brown Jr. by a police officer in Ferguson, Missouri, touched off outrage and a national movement to save black lives from state violence.
Nearly 50 years after landing on the moon, mankind has now set its sights on sending the first humans to Mars. The moon trip took three days; a Mars trip will likely take most of a year. The difference
One of the most intriguing speculative arguments in physics and computer science isn't really about physics or computer science at all. It's about the brain — or more precisely, about consciousness — it's
It wasn't about gender or race. It was much simpler. It being the year 2016 and all, it’s hard to believe that a simple statement about trusting science was the most controversial line in Hillary Clinton’s
Analysis of reviews from several international cancer research bodies has found alcohol to be a direct cause of oropharynx, larynx, oesophagus, liver, colon, rectum, and breast cancer. We're all aware
Someday, the show Monk might not make any sense to us. Brain scientists at Duke University tested lab mice who were bred with a low level of a brain receptor and found that they would excessively groom
(CNN) — Hypersonics, electric propulsion, triple deckers -- think you've seen everything when it comes to new aircraft concepts? Well just hold on a second, here comes the pod plane. There are several
The maze-like maps of 'Pac-Man' capture microorganism habitats better than traditional Petri dishes. I still remember marveling when I was a kid at the LCD watches in the 1980s that let you play Pac-Man—at
The Prime Minister resigns. There are calls for the Leader of the Opposition to likewise. A petition for a second referendum gathers millions of votes. There is talk of the United Kingdom splitting apart.
The hole in the Antarctic ozone layer is beginning to close, scientists have discovered. Researchers from the University of Leeds and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in the US, have confirmed