Michael Weingarden

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How Sperm Fit Big Things in Small Places

The human body is really great at packing huge things into tiny spaces. Your small intestine, for example, is twenty feet long and squeezed expertly into your gut. Your brain has something like eighty-six billion neurons (depending on which scientist you ask) jammed into 3.3 pounds of tissue. But …

Intriguing Lime-Green Blobs Appear In The Andes Mountains. Are They Alive?

Oops.<p>Someone dropped lime sherbet on the desert — and it's melting. Who's going to clean this up?<p>Nobody. Because this — believe it or not — is a plant. It may look like a glob of goo, but it's not at all gooey. It's solid to the touch — so solid that a man can lie on top of it and not sink in, not …

Air Pollution Is Lowering The IQs–And Earning Potential–Of New York City Children

It’s old news that some types of air pollution affect some groups more than others. Poor communities of color are most at risk, often housed in the …

Do Solar Winds Whip Up Lightning Storms On Earth?

Thousands of people are struck by lightning every year, but scientists are only now coming closer to answers about why it strikes. Previous theories have suggested that lightning on Earth is triggered by cosmic rays from space, but new evidence has shown that the weaker energy particles from the …

Some Brazil World Cup Cities Face Dengue Fever Threat, Scientists Warns

LONDON, May 17 (Reuters) - The risk of an outbreak of dengue fever during the upcoming soccer World Cup in Brazil is serious enough to warrant a high alert in three of the 12 host cities, according to an early warning system for the disease.<p>Scientists who developed the system said the overall …

With style and humor, forgotten Congressional Cemetery seeks more residents

The historic Congressional Cemetery was for decades the final resting place for some of America’s most powerful and well-known public figures including senators and original G-man J. Edgar Hoover. But changing times have since left plenty of additional open space that cemetery officials are trying …

Boko Haram Leader Abubakar Shekau: the Man Who Would Be Africa's Bin Laden

Investigations<p>Boko Haram leader Abubakar Shekau wants to be Africa's Osama Bin Laden, and has ratcheted up his anti-American rhetoric in an effort to spread his influence globally, according to a more-nuanced profile of him developed since he orchestrated the kidnapping of hundreds of Nigerian …

Ukraine approaching point of no return, says UN chief

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/world/1077000/1077662_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1534485228_bd5671865ebbe38be2fb23e6c8348561<p><b>Ukraine is edging towards "the point of no return", a senior UN official says, amid rising tensions between security forces and pro-Russia separatists.</b><p>…

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A Brief History of the Chocolate Chip

Celebrating National Chocolate Chip Day—not a federal holiday, at least not <i>yet</i>—should be easy enough for all the classic dessert lovers and cookie …

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