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Earth is currently passing through a patch of debris created in the wake of Halley's comet tail. Halley's Comet won't make a full return... [Read More]
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"Lactose is their only form of tolerance." On his show Thursday night, Stephen Colbert highlighted an absurd point of pride for white supremacists: the... [Read More]
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Heritage is a lot more complicated than DNA. In response to President Donald Trump's mockery, Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) turned to genetic science to... [Read More]
How your family exposes your DNA to the police. [Read More]
with 155 mph winds and 9 to 14 feet of storm surge in some areas... [Read More]
The "fat bear week" competition in Alaska's Katmai National Park, explained. Katmai National Park & Preserve in Alaska wants you to weigh in on a... [Read More]
Where the red tide is, and why it's so dangerous for marine life. The whale shark is the largest fish in the world. It can... [Read More]
The storm is expected to make landfall on Florida's Gulf Coast Wednesday. Hurricane season isn't over yet. Hurricane Michael, a storm that spun up... [Read More]
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via the rise of academic paper pirating, and the increasing availability of pre-publication manuscripts... [Read More]
Our memories are imperfect, but that doesn't mean "the past is unknowable." With her memory of an alleged sexual assault in the 1980s, Christine Blasey... [Read More]
Brian Wansink has six new high-profile study retractions. He's a cautionary tale in bad incentives in science. It's every scientist's worst nightmare: six papers... [Read More]
A brief scientific guide to the first day of spring. [Read More]
How much plastic is your washing machine sending out to sea? [Read More]
Today in Elon Musk: sued for defamation, announcing a mystery space explorer. No human being has flown near the moon since December 1972, when... [Read More]
The most telling images we've seen so far from Florence's path. The remnants of Hurricane Florence are finally exiting the Carolinas. The region has been... [Read More]
So much more rain is on the way. As of Friday afternoon, more than 40 inches of rain had fallen in Morehead City on... [Read More]
The dire forecast for Hurricane Florence has prompted mandatory evacuation orders for more than a million people. Yet some will ignore the orders. Hurricane... [Read More]
Why this category 2 storm could still be very dangerous. Hurricane Florence is about a day away from landfall off the coast of North Carolina,... [Read More]
The storm is set to bring a mind-boggling amount of rain to the Carolinas. Earlier in the week, forecasters were warning that Hurricane Florence had... [Read More]
This map charts the course the storm has taken so far and shows NOAA's best forecast for where it's heading. Hurricane Florence is heading... [Read More]
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