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  • Fact or Fiction?: The Sixth Mass Extinction Can Be Stopped

    Fact or Fiction?: The Sixth Mass Extinction Can Be Stopped

    Is the planet undergoing the sixth mass extinction in its history courtesy of the human species?

    July 25, 2014

  • Cause Found For Large Chemical Spill In West Virginia

    Cause Found For Large Chemical Spill In West Virginia

    Two holes in a chemical storage tank, and no formal inspections, left the city of Charleston without drinking water, the U.S. Chemical Safety Board reports

    July 25, 2014

  • Prescription Refill Appearance Change Puts Patients off Meds

    Prescription Refill Appearance Change Puts Patients off Meds

    When refilled prescriptions for post–heart attack care resulted in the same medication looking different in shape or color, patients were significantly more likely to stop taking their meds

     

    July 24, 2014

  • Abrupt Climate Shifts in the Past Offer Warning for Future

    Abrupt Climate Shifts in the Past Offer Warning for Future

    Researchers have traced ancient tipping points that could presage what to expect under the current global warming

    July 25, 2014

  • Alternative Fusion Technologies Heat Up

    Alternative Fusion Technologies Heat Up

    Start-ups in fusion-energy research are fueled by venture capital and a lot of hope

    July 24, 2014

  • Most Dinosaurs May Have Sported Birdlike Feathers

    Most Dinosaurs May Have Sported Birdlike Feathers

    Evidence of featherlike structures have been found for the first time in the fossil of a plant-eating dinosaur rather than the dinosaur lineage closely related to birds

    July 24, 2014

  • How to Fix the NSA

    How to Fix the NSA

    A three-step plan for using data right in an age of government overreach

    July 15, 2014

  • Dinosaurs Reveal Clues about Adaptation to Climate Change

    Dinosaurs Reveal Clues about Adaptation to Climate Change

    Yesterday's big reptiles can help us figure out how the human era is shaping up By Mary H. Schweitzer

    May 1, 2014

  • Lucy Film Hinges on Brain Capacity Myth

    Lucy Film Hinges on Brain Capacity Myth

    On July 25, French film writer/director Luc Besson's action thriller Lucy opens in theaters nationwide. The premise is that the title character, played by Scarlett Johansson, is exposed to a drug that unlocks her mind, giving her superhuman powers of cognition.

    July 25, 2014

  • Martian Soil Salts May Make Water Ice All Wet

    Martian Soil Salts May Make Water Ice All Wet

    Within a Mars-like laboratory environment, perchlorate salts known to exist on Mars were able to lower the freezing point enough to get ice to turn to liquid water   

     

    July 25, 2014

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