Kerry Stolcenberg

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N. Korea demolishes nuclear test site as journalists watch

PUNGGYE-RI, North Korea (AP) — North Korean leader Kim Jong Un made good on his promise to demolish his country's nuclear test site, which was formally closed in a series of huge explosions Thursday as a small group of foreign journalists watched.<p>The explosions at the test site deep in the …

North Korea

'Largest' microbiome study weighs in on our gut health

The first results of the largest study to have ever investigated the human microbiome are in. They have important implications for our dietary …

Microbiology

Uber Unveils the Flying Taxi It Wants to Rule the Skies

If you trust the folks with their eyes tilted upward and their hands waving in the air, flying taxis could be a traffic panacea, leveraging the third …

Aviation

The Crypto Crime Wave Is Here

From stickups and drug deals to white-collar scams, cryptocurrency-related crime is soaring—and law enforcement is scrambling to keep up<p>By<p>Corinne Ramey<p>Corinne Ramey<p>The Wall Street Journal<p>Biography<p>@coryramey<p>corinne.ramey@wsj.com<p>On a Saturday afternoon in November, Louis Meza made plans to meet a …

Corruption

Alcohol promotes disease by altering oral bacteria

Drinking alcohol can heighten the risk of many ills, such as heart disease. But what are the harmful underlying mechanisms set in motion by alcohol …

Medical Research

If you grow a brain in a lab, will it have a mind of its own?

As our ability to create organs expands, ethical questions come into play.<p>There are lots of reasons one might want to grow brains. For starters, they would allow us to study human neurological issues in detail, which is otherwise quite challenging to do. Neurological diseases like Alzheimer’s and …

Consciousness

U.S. and allies warn Syria of more missile strikes if chemical attacks used again

Western allies warned Syria on Saturday that they could launch further attacks if chemical weapons are used again, even as Syria’s powerful backer Russia denounced the missile strikes but gave no signs of possible retaliation.<p>The flurry of statements after Friday’s coordinated strike of U.S. cruise …

Middle East

Titanoboa Was The 50-Foot Prehistoric Snake Of Nightmares

Titanoboa simply has no equal among modern snakes. Even the anaconda pales in comparison.The post Titanoboa Was The 50-Foot Prehistoric Snake Of …

Dinosaurs

Dozens Suffocate in Syria as Government Is Accused of Chemical Attack

BEIRUT, Lebanon — Dozens of Syrians choked to death after a suspected chemical attack struck the rebel-held suburb of Douma, east of Damascus, with aid groups on Sunday blaming President Bashar al-Assad’s government for the assault and Western governments expressing outrage.<p>Rescue workers in Syria …

Middle East

Radical Plant Hypothesis Blames Dinosaur Extinction on 'Biotic Revenge'

Don't blame it all on the asteroid.<p>The dinosaurs that reigned between 66 and 247 million years ago were massive — some even heavier the space shuttle</i> …

Phosphorus shortage may make alien life very rare

We may be more alone in the Universe than we realize. According to Cardiff University astronomers Jane Greaves and Phil Cigan, the chemical element …

Geologists now have evidence Africa is physically splitting into two continents

A large crack, stretching several kilometres, made a sudden appearance recently in south-western Kenya. The tear, which continues to grow, caused part of the Nairobi-Narok highway to collapse and was accompanied by seismic activity in the area.<p>The Earth is an ever-changing planet, even though in …

Humans produce new brain cells throughout their lives, say researchers

Humans continue to produce new neurons in a part of their brain involved in learning, memory and emotion throughout adulthood, scientists have revealed, countering previous theories that production stopped after adolescence. The findings could help in developing treatments for neurological …

Neuroscience

Scientists harvest 1st vegetables in Antarctic greenhouse

BERLIN (AP) — Scientists in Antarctica have harvested their first crop of vegetables grown without earth, daylight or pesticides as part of a project designed to help astronauts cultivate fresh food on other planets.<p>Researchers at Germany's Neumayer Station III say they've picked 3.6 kilograms (8 …

Space

Shut up and spread the word: 'A Quiet Place' is a thrillingly intelligent monster movie

I can't recall the last time I found myself caring as intently for the characters in a horror picture as I did for the family in "A Quiet Place," the sensationally gripping and emotional new alien-invasion thriller from the actor and writer-director John Krasinski. The sheer levels of sympathetic …

David Foster Wallace

Surgeon General Urges Opioid-Ravaged America: 'Get Naloxone. Save a Life.'

Officials want all Americans to be equipped to prevent opioid overdoses.<p>If you had the chance to save someone’s life, you’d do it, right? That’s the …

Poisoned Door Handle Hints at High-Level Plot to Kill Spy, U.K. Officials Say

LONDON — British officials investigating the poisoning of Sergei V. Skripal, a former Russian double agent, believe it is likely that an assassin smeared a nerve agent on the door handle at his home. This operation is seen as so risky and sensitive that it is unlikely to have been undertaken …

Russia

Spiders Use Leg Genes to Make Their Heads

Arthropods are among the most successful animals on the planet. They inhabit the sea (horseshoe crabs), the sky (fruit flies), and the earth …

Stephon Clark was shot eight times, mostly in his back, autopsy requested by his family shows

Stephon Clark, the unarmed 22-year-old killed by Sacramento police officers earlier this month, was shot eight times, with most of the bullets hitting him in the back, according to an independent autopsy requested by his family’s attorneys.<p>Bullets struck Clark in the neck, back and thigh, breaking …

Law Enforcement

Scientists Have Discovered a New Organ in the Human Body. What is the Interstitium?

It’s not a second stomach or a mini-brain. But scientists have discovered an important new organ that may play a critical role in how many tissues …

Doctors inject lab-grown genes into boy's eyes to treat blindness

On the morning of March 20, eye surgeon Jason Comander injected viruses carrying lab-grown genes into the eyes of a boy whose vision had been …

Trump moves to limit transgender individuals from military service

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump signed a memorandum on Friday that bans some transgender individuals from serving in the U.S. military, but gives the armed forces latitude in implementing policies.<p>The memorandum said transgender individuals with a history of gender dysphoria, defined …

LGBTQI

1,082 hatchlings released in one go

Ramanathapuram<p>The Mandapam forest range released a record 1,082 hatchlings of Olive Ridley sea turtles in one go on Sunday after hatching 1,446 eggs …

Why You Shouldn't Eat a Slug (In Case You Need Reasons)

Hint: A brain-infesting worm carried by gastropods is spreading around the world.<p>Sam Ballard was 19 years old when friends at a party dared him to swallow a slug. Within days, the Australian teen developed a rare form of meningitis and fell into a coma that lasted more than a year. Even after …

Zoology

The Next Frontier in Medicine Lies in Our Gut

Does the solution to solving diseases in the future currently live inside our gut? The gut microbiome represents an exciting and promising …

Stephen Hawking, science's brightest star, dies aged 76

Tributes poured in on Wednesday to Stephen Hawking, the brightest star in the firmament of science, whose insights shaped modern cosmology and inspired global audiences in the millions. He died at the age of 76 in the early hours of Wednesday morning.<p>A brief history of Stephen Hawking's Brief …

Physics

New Study Shows Just How Close The Amazon Rainforest Is to The Brink of Collapse

Half of the Amazon could become a savannah.<p>The world's forests are shrinking. For years, they've withstood a multitude of human impact.<p>But according …

Winner-Take-All Electoral Practice Faces Voter-Rights Challenge

Civil rights activists are challenging the legality of four states’ winner-take-all method of allocating U.S. presidential electoral college votes, …

After two decades of GMOs, scientists find they live up to their promise

GMO Corn<p>There is a great deal of misinformation out there regarding genetically modified organisms (GMOs). From monikers like “Frankenfoods” to …

Agriculture

'Too much' brain calcium may cause Parkinson's

Insights from a new study — by the University of Cambridge in the United Kingdom — about the role of calcium in brain cells' signaling mechanisms …

Medical Research