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Trump admin bans CDC from using certain words like "fetus"

Policy analysts at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention were told by the Trump administration on Thursday that they are not allowed to use …

Public Health

A Scary Number of Schools in The U.S. Are Using Taxpayer Dollars to Spout Unscientific Nonsense

Some are using textbooks that claim Satan created evolution.

Education

Emmanuel Macron lures top U.S. climate scientists fleeing from Trump research cuts

In the name of furthering climate research (and trolling Donald Trump), French President Emmanuel Macron awarded "Make Our Planet Great Again" grants …

‘Rick And Morty’ Creator Dan Harmon Had The Best Advice For A Fan Who Asked Him About Depression

Although Dan Harmon has had some creatively volatile moments, he is largely acknowledged to be a Good Dude. The creator of <i>Community</i>, <i>Rick And Morty</i>, and the podcast Harmontown was recently contacted by a fan on Twitter who asked him for advice on coping with depression.<p>While many would have simply …

Communicate

Fracture-resistant cement inspired by the spines of sea urchins

The natural world is a constant source of inspiration for scientists and engineers. The latest biologically influenced innovation comes from a team …

NASA’s new titanium tires can never get a flat

Ever since man started thinking about putting things on other planetary bodies, transport has been a concern. Wheels are the obvious means of getting …

People Who Decorate for Christmas Earlier Are Happier, According to a Psychologist

Haul out the holly: A psychologist claims that the earlier you put up Christmas decorations, the happier a person you’re likely to be.<p>“In a world …

This Man Is Launching Himself in a Homemade Rocket to Prove Earth Is Flat

What could possibly go wrong?<p>Seeking to prove that a conspiracy of astronauts fabricated the shape of Earth, a California man intends to launch …

Why you should travel to Tromsø

When the light is just right, Tromsø looks like something from an animated film. In the midst of an unpeopled hinterland of Arctic wilderness lies …

This $40 million robotic 'plantscraper' will feed over 5,000 people per year

By 2050, the world's population is expected to swell to 9.6 billion, with around 66% living in urban areas. This projection is leaving many cities wondering how they will feed all those people.<p>A Swedish food-tech company called Plantagon is proposing that cities consider building what it calls …

Aquaponics

Two Teams Have Simultaneously Unearthed Evidence of an Exotic New Particle

A few months ago, physicists observed a new subatomic particle—essentially an awkwardly-named, crazy cousin of the proton. Its mere existence has …

Physics

People Are More Divided Than Ever Before, And Researchers Think They Know Why

Here's what's driving our polarization.

Driving

How you should design your home to maximize happiness

Dan Buettner is a National Geographic Explorer and the author of "The Blue Zones of Happiness: Lessons from the World's Happiest People." Here, he shares his insights on how to design your own home, so you can feel more overall happiness.<p><b>Dan Buettner:</b> My name is Dan Buettner. I'm a National …

Happiness

Harvard Scientists Have Unlocked Unexpected New States of Light

Nothing in nature can do this.<p>Light is ubiquitous and vital, but also incredibly strange - and it's possible we'll never exhaust the opportunities to …

Quantum Mechanics

Top 5 Misconceptions About Evolution And Why They're Wrong

Most science lovers are used to defending the evidence when the subject of evolution comes up. But even the most enthusiastic of us can get tired of …

Biology

The EPA Has Pulled Its Scientists from a Climate Change Conference

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has pulled three of its scientists from a major conference on Monday, where they were set to speak about …

Clean Technology

Hydrogen-Fuel Trucks Are Hitting The Roads in Los Angeles This Month

Their only emission is water vapour.<p>Japanese automaker Toyota is serious about perfecting hydrogen fuel cell technology to power its vehicles, and …

This Ski Hill Could be Offering $1 Lift Tickets this Season

Between sliding around precariously on ice, digging our cars out of the snow on a daily basis, and practically freezing our toes off, winter has very …

Science says IQ may be the best predictor of your potential to excel at work — and no one wants to hear it

"The key for us, number one, has always been hiring very smart people," Bill Gates once said in an interview. "There is no way of getting around that in terms of IQ, you've got to be very elitist in picking the people who deserve to write software."<p>Gates was talking specifically about Microsoft, …

Psychology

‘We Don’t Exist’: Life Inside Mongolia’s Swelling Slums

ULAN BATOR, Mongolia — The land beneath Dolgor Dashnyam’s home is wet and gritty and smells of decay. Here, atop one of Ulan Bator’s largest landfills, Ms. Dashnyam lives under a roof made of soggy mattresses. She spends her days rummaging through piles of gin bottles and discarded animal bones, …

Housing

Biological Teleporter Could Transmit Life to Other Planets - ExtremeTech

By on August 3, 2017 at 11:00 am<p>This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use.<p>You’ve probably attached images, …

Research Shows Bouldering Is a Cure for Anxiety and Depression

New Research from Eva-Maria Stelzer of the University of Arizona, in Tucson, touts bouldering for health benefits that go far beyond promoting …

Bouldering

This Artificial Slope Lets You Ski Through Summer

Even moderate drinking linked to changes in brain structure, study finds

LONDON (Reuters) - Drinking even moderate amounts of alcohol is linked to changes in brain structure and an increased risk of worsening brain function, scientists said on Tuesday.<p>In a 30-year study that looked at the brains of 550 middle-aged heavy drinkers, moderate drinkers and teetotallers, the …

Alcohol
North Africa
North Africa

NASA Watched a Wave of Ice Bend The Earth's Crust

A new way to lose ice.<p>In the middle of two of Greenland's hottest ever summers researchers detected for the first time a build-up of ice slipping …

Global Warming

Worm moms pump eggs full of toxin, demand they inherit an antidote | Ars Technica

Mom fills the egg with a poison only a specific gene can disable.<p>Remember that part in <i>Casino Royale</i> when Bond sips his martini, realizes he has been …

Biology

Science Finally Discovered Why Flamingos Stand on 1 Leg

Flamingos are known for their one-legged perch, but researchers think they’ve finally figured out how and why they do it.<p>The balancing act requires …

Nature

Introducing The 'Chit' - The World's First One-Bit Chemical Hard Drive

Storing data in chemicals.<p>In classical computing, information is stored in bits that are read by physical phenomena such as electricity. You might …

Chemistry