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Swirling around our galaxy’s central supermassive black hole, these objects share properties with both stars and gas clouds
Whether to allow fracking and the use of natural gas as a transition fuel emerged as a rare point of contention in last night’s debate
We need greater scientific and moral clarity on germ line editing
If we can predict hurricanes, floods, and tornados to differing degrees of reliability, why don’t we know when the next big earthquake will come?
Ancient drought and unfortunate bathroom habits may have doomed some ice age sloths
As the climate changes and glaciers melt, a lesser-known threat lurks in alpine areas: glacial lake outburst floods. These events happen rapidly, releasing huge amounts of water with little or no warning...
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The seismic rumblings of the Philippines’ second most active volcano hold clues to what it might do
Soil bacteria may have taken residence in early algal species, gifting the algae with the ability to withstand drier conditions on land. Annie Sneed reports.