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Europe's Most Dangerous Supervolcano Is Reawakening Just In Time For Christmas

Just below millions of people there is a supervolcano that has begun to show signs of reawakening. The supervolcano, Campi Flegrei, is 8 miles wide and sits beneath the Bay of Naples offshore Italy. Recent monitoring of the volcano points to a reawakening of one of the largest volcanos in Europe.<p>An …

Trump's budget director pick: “Do we really need government-funded research at all”

Mick Mulvaney suggested Zika science is uncertain, so we shouldn’t bother to fund it.<p>President Donald Trump recently picked Rep. Mick Mulvaney of South Carolina to head the White House's Office of Management and Budget. Like many of Trump’s other Cabinet nominees, Mulvaney seems to have a …

Trump's budget director wants the government to stop funding scientific research

How do you prove you're really the anti-science administration? It’s not enough just to deny climate change or spout anti-evolution slogans—any …

Truth is evaporating before our eyes

The US election showed that honesty is not as important as we might have wished. If all politicians lie, all that matters is what they lie about<p>Given how little content the 2016 presidential debates contained, how rarely specific policies or programs were outlined or even mentioned, it often seemed …

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The World's Hottest Borehole Is Being Drilled Into a Volcano

The Iceland Deep Drilling Project is tapping steam so hot and so pressurized, its power potential is ten times that of conventional geothermal …

Lies, damned lies and Donald Trump: How the Reagan and Bush assaults on truth and science may presage what’s coming

Under Ronald Reagan and especially George W. Bush, the GOP sought to destroy science and reason. Get ready for more<p>It has become a commonplace to say that Donald Trump is an unprecedented figure as president-elect. If we want to understand him, we need to look abroad, to examples of authoritarian …

Two Billion-Year-Old Water Found in Canadian Mine

Canadian Geoscientists have uncovered water that dates back a whopping two billion years. It’s the oldest water ever discovered on Earth, and it …

I’m a scientist who has gotten death threats. I fear what may happen under Trump.

<i> Michael E. Mann is a professor of atmospheric science and director of the Earth System Science Center at Penn State University. He co-authored, with Washington Post cartoonist Tom Toles, “The Madhouse Effect: How Climate Change Denial Is Threatening Our Planet, Destroying Our Politics, and Driving</i> …

Humans Just Killed Off These 12 Animals, And You Didn't Even Notice

Over the past decade, we've wiped out mammals, birds, amphibians and more. And it's all to our own detriment.<p>For thousands of years, the Bramble Cay melomys, a small, mouse-like rodent, eked out a living on a tiny coral island in Australia’s Great Barrier Reef. It was the reef’s only endemic mammal …

Trump’s Foreign-Policy Appointees Are Set to Provoke War With Iran

The trio of generals who have so far joined Donald Trump’s national security team—Mike Flynn as national security adviser, James Mattis as secretary …

Trump Picks Strident Foe of EPA to Lead the EPA

President-elect Donald Trump has chosen Scott Pruitt, Oklahoma’s attorney general and a champion of the oil and gas industry, to run the the …

Japanese prime minister plans landmark visit to Pearl Harbor

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will go to Pearl Harbor with President Obama later this month, becoming the first Japanese leader to visit the site of the attack on Hawaii 75 years ago that thrust the United States into World War II.<p>The joint trip comes after Obama went to Hiroshima with Abe in …

Noam Chomsky calls Republican Party the most dangerous organization in world history

Adolf Hitler systematically killed an estimated six million Jews and launched wars that killed an estimated 60 million.<p>Mao Zedong's Great Leap …

Make Your RPG Less Roll Playing and more Role Playing

<i>Dungeons & Dragons</i> was invented with two concepts perpetually locked in an ongoing tug of war throughout its existence: storytelling versus …

Scientists warn of 'global climate emergency' over shifting jet stream

Two environmentalists have declared a “global climate emergency” after the Northern hemisphere jet stream was found to have crossed the equator, …

Climate Change

Pear-Shaped Nuclei Explain Lack Of Antimatter And Make Time-Travel Impossible

In physics sometimes proving the obvious is more complex than proving the difficult. The obvious, in this case, is why the universe is made of …

Millions of lives have been saved, awareness is widespread, but hurdles remain as World AIDS Day is observed

In just six months between January and June, an additional 1 million<p>HIV-infected people gained access to lifesaving treatment, according to figures announced in advance of World AIDS Day on Thursday.<p>The news came as several promising studies of drugs that could hasten the elimination of the disease …

New evidence that sperm whales form clans with diverse cultures, languages

Using underwater microphones, scientists track whales' unique cultural identities.<p>Sperm whales share something fundamental with humans. Both of our …

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17 Writers Share Their Most Important, Necessary LGBT Books

A vital reading list for Pride Month and beyond.<p>Every June, LGBT Pride Month honors the 1969 Stonewall Riots. The Orlando shooting is just one significant, heartbreaking reminder that we must fiercely celebrate the voices and books that have meant so much to the LGBT community. We asked 17 LGBT …

Books

It Looks Like Pluto Has a Liquid Water Ocean

For a frigid little space rock at the ass-end of the solar system, Pluto is full surprises. Ice volcanoes, hazy skies, vast plains of churning …

Solar System

Supreme Court ruling on police powers draws scathing dissents from justices

A divided Supreme Court bolstered police powers on Monday, ruling that evidence of a crime in some cases may be used against a defendant even if the police did something wrong or illegal in obtaining it.<p>The 5-3 decision drew heated dissents from liberal justices who warned that the outcome would …

Redefining Education to Include More Meaningful Critical Thinking

In a recent professional development session with a small group of teachers, our conversation evolved into deeply philosophical questions surrounding the purpose of education. One experienced teacher expressed dissatisfaction in teaching now that so much importance is placed on passing standardized …

You lucky creatures! Mammals only JUUUST survived asteroid that killed dinosaurs

Among fastest group to recover from impactOver 90 per cent of mammals were killed in the same impact event that caused the dinosaurs' demise after a …

Astronomers discover youngest fully formed exoplanet ever known

Astronomers using NASA's Kepler Space Telescope and its extended K2 mission, as well as the W. M. Keck Observatory on Mauna Kea, Hawaii, have …

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