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Turns Out a Common Infection Might Have Killed Off the Aztecs

Scientists may have finally solved a 500-year old "whodunnit" mystery.<p>Any student of the history of the Americas knows that indigenous populations in …

Ultrathin 2-D metals get their own periodic table

A new atlas of atom-thick metals could help researchers figure out how these 2-D materials might be used.

No more pancake syrup? Climate change could bring an end to sugar maples

Savor that sticky, slightly nutty sweetness drenching your Sunday morning pancakes now. The trees that make maple syrup will struggle to survive …

A material that superconducts continuously up to extreme pressures

Researchers have discovered a metal alloy that can conduct electricity with zero resistance, or superconduct, from ambient pressure up to pressures …

Princeton University

Scott Pruitt insincerely asked what's Earth's ideal temperature. Scientists answer

In an interview with Reuters last week, Trump’s EPA administrator Scott Pruitt said,<p><i>The climate is changing. That’s not the debate. The debate is how do we know what the ideal surface temperature is in 2100?</i><p>Pruitt’s goal is to sow doubt on behalf of his oil industry allies in order to weaken and …

Climate Change

Saturn's Biggest Moon is Surprisingly Earth-Like — And Scary As Hell

Though NASA’s Cassini spacecraft was vaporized in Saturn’s atmosphere back in September (RIP), it’s still revealing fascinating insights about the …

Evolution unleashed

Is evolutionary science due for a major overhaul – or is talk of ‘revolution’ misguided?<i>By Kevin Laland</i>Read at Aeon

Biology