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Here's why run-down schools trigger low test scores

More than 230 New York City public middle schools were involved in a study that found a chain reaction at work: leaking toilets, smelly cafeterias, …

Hottest Year Ever? 2016 Burns Through Heat Records, NASA Says

This year may be only half over, but 2016 is already on track to be the hottest year ever on record, with each of the first six months, from January …

Global Warming

What If the Moon Disappeared Tomorrow?

Ah, yes, the moon. To it, over it, shooting for it. Blue, green. Pies, faces, shines, lighting. And I haven't even gotten to all the <i>Luna</i>-based …

Astronomy

Northern Virginia Soil and Water Conservation District (NVSWCD) | Northern Virginia Soil and Water Conservation District

We are sold out of all pre-order seedlings for the 2018 Seedling Sale! Thank you for your support of this year's native plant Seedling Sale. The …

The pilots who make it rain

A rare group of pilots fly missions into storm clouds, encouraging the rain to fall with formidable flying skills and simple chemistry. Tao Tao Holmes reports.<p>When a cloud-seeding pilot flies inside a storm, it is not a matter of flying from point A to point B: you are trying to get something out …

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Our gut microbes have lived with us since before we were human

In the dark, oxygen-free zone of your large intestine there is a community of microbes that help you digest food, fight off harmful pathogens, and which may even affect your mood and emotions.<p>Now, a new study suggests that this intimate relationship between our microbes and ourselves is older than …

How wild birds team up with humans to guide them to honey

An African bird called the Greater honeyguide is famous for leading people to honey, and a new study shows that the birds listen for certain human …

Birds

Why Can’t We Remember Our Early Childhood?

Most of us don’t have any memories from the first three to four years of our lives – in fact, we tend to remember very little of life before the age …

These 4 mental stages can help us solve math - Futurity

Scientists used brain scans to watch people tackle difficult math problems. What they learned may help students learn to problem-solve.

'Planet 9' might have tilted our solar system

Researchers have been speculating about a ninth planet since January this year, and these latest studies add more weight to the hypothesis that, at some point in time at least, there was an extra planet orbiting our Sun.<p>In fact, if Planet Nine does exist (or did), it would help to explain something …

Neural networks: Why larger brains are more susceptible to mental illnesses

In humans and other mammals, the cerebral cortex is responsible for sensory, motor, and cognitive functions. Understanding the organization of the …

Historical records miss a fifth of global warming: NASA

A new NASA-led study finds that almost one-fifth of the global warming that has occurred in the past 150 years has been missed by historical records …

Unlocking the secrets of how the Man on the Moon formed

Around 3.8 billion years ago, an asteroid slammed into the Moon. The impact created what's officially known as the Imbrium Basin, and what has become …

Huge dark matter experiment finds nothing, despite burying giant machine in disused gold mine

Scientists spent £7 million and many years burying a giant machine in a disused gold mine to look for dark matter – and found nothing.<p>The huge Large …

Dark Matter

Ian Davis’ picturesque paintings of bureaucratic dystopia

Ian Davis’ paintings fascinate in ritualistic congress, graphically depicted in acrylic with alarming and disconcerting uniformity. These herds and …

Deep Sea Mining: An Invisible Land Grab

Changing Planet<p>Thousands of meters beneath the azure ocean waters in places like the South Pacific, down through a water column saturated with life and to the ocean floor carpeted in undiscovered ecosystems, machines the size of small buildings are poised to begin a campaign of wholesale …

Duke University

Scientists Built a Biological Computer Inside a Cell

Chemically hacking bacterial DNA allows for a whole new world of biological computation.<p>MIT engineers have developed biological computational circuits capable of both remembering and responding to sequential input data.<p>The group's work, which is described in this week's issue of <i>Science</i>, represents …

Time-lapse video taken from space captures entire year on earth

NASA’s EPIC camera, situated in space between Earth and the sun on the Deep Space Climate Observatory satellite, has captured one year’s worth of images of Earth. NASA compiled 3,000 of these images into a time-lapse and released it on Wednesday, July 20.<p>EPIC takes a photo every two hours, …

Time-lapse Photography

Quantum computing breakthrough: Google achieves first simulation of hydrogen molecule

Scientists team up with Google to demonstrate one of the first real-world uses for quantum computers.<p>US and UK scientists have teamed up with Google …

35 Things You Should Know Before Becoming “SUCCESSFUL”

<b>1. It’s Never As Good As You Think It Will Be</b><p><i>“One of the enemies of happiness is adaptation,”</i> says Dr. Thomas Gilovich, a psychology professor at …

Motivation