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Current El Nino climate event 'among the strongest'

<b>The current El Nino weather phenomenon could be one of the strongest on record, according to the World Meteorological Organization (WMO).</b><p>The event occurs when the waters of the Pacific become exceptionally warm and distort weather patterns around the world.<p>Researchers say parts of the Pacific are …

Weather

This Beetle is Ruining Your Coffee With the Help of Bacteria

Science & InnovationNot Exactly Rocket Science<p>I am writing a book about partnerships between animals and microbes. In the process, I have consumed a frankly obscene amount of coffee, to the extent that the dedication might just read “<i>To coffee, with thanks</i>”. So, it is with mixed emotions that I now …

Coffee

Light Photographed As A Wave And A Particle For The First Time

Seeing is believing<p>Scientists have long known that light can behave as both a particle and a wave—Einstein first predicted it in 1909. But no experiment has been able to show light in both states simultaneously. Now, researchers at the École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne in Switzerland have …

Quantum Physics

In Saturn’s Rings, a Portal to the Planet’s Interior

Science & InnovationNo Place Like Home<p>In addition to being spectacularly beautiful, Saturn’s rings act as a cosmic seismograph: They keep a record of the shifts and vibrations happening deep within the giant world. These internal movements pull ever so gently on the ring particles and alter their …

Want fewer highway deaths? Build the animals some bridges

When animals and cars collide, the cars usually win<p>Growing up in rural Iowa, roadkill was basically a fact of life. Skunks were the most dreaded, for obvious reasons, but cars mowed down raccoons, squirrels, pets, and — sometimes fatally for drivers and passengers — deer. Roads often pass through …

Wildlife

Bulls enjoying Pau Gasol's block party

It's an oddly simple question, to be sure, and yet Pau Gasol answers it with his typical earnestness and consideration.<p>How does it feel to block a shot?<p>"It feels nice," Gasol said after blocking five more in Saturday's victory over the Celtics, bringing his two-game total to 14. "It's like denying …

Neil deGrasse Tyson's polarizing Christmas tweet gets 72,000 retweets

On Christmas day, astrophysicist and author Neil deGrasse Tyson tweeted about a man who was born Dec. 25, and changed the world by age 30. But he …