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The brief life of polywater, the water that 'doesn't freeze'

In the 1960s, scientists in the US and Russia independently discovered a new form of water that was 40 percent denser, didn't solidify until 40 degrees below Celsius, and didn't seem to boil no matter how much it was heated. They called it polywater, and its mysterious properties flummoxed …

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Are there scientific reasons to oppose gay marriage?

The UK is on track to legalise same-sex marriage and on Wednesday France sees its first gay marriage. Like most people who don't think the universe …

Smoking upon waking may raise cancer risk

<b>PENN STATE (US) —</b> The sooner people smoke cigarettes after waking up in the morning, the more likely they are to develop lung or oral cancer, …

A holiday message from Ricky Gervais: 'Why I'm a good Christian'

Last Christmas I wrote a little essay entitled: "A Holiday Message from Ricky Gervais: Why I'm an atheist."<p><i>The Wall Street Journal</i> ran it, and it …

SCOTUS Justices Can’t Find Science On Same-Sex Marriage

So we found it for them.<p>In their recent consideration of the legality of same sex marriage, two members of the Supreme Court called into question whether or not the science exists demonstrating that these unions do not harm children. During oral arguments over whether or not to uphold the legality …

Seven sexes!? Scientists figure out how these microbes juggle mates

Biologists have known for decades that there are up to seven sexes of the single-celled organism known as Tetrahymena thermophila — but they didn't know exactly how those different sexes "did it." Until now.<p>When it's time for Tetrahymena to mate, two organisms of different mating types recognize …