Discovery

Could Clay Help Attack Superbugs?

Could Clay Help Attack Superbugs?

The ancient remedy could provide a new weapon against microbes Continue reading ?
DNews: The Dreaded Turbulence: What...

DNews: The Dreaded Turbulence: What Makes Flights Bumpy

Most of us probably breathe a sigh of relief when the captain promises "a smooth ride" to wherever we're flying. But, as DNews explains, turbulence is really no big deal.
Why Antarctic Sea Ice Isn't Shrinki...

Why Antarctic Sea Ice Isn't Shrinking

Winds, currents and seafloor features may be responsible for keeping Antarctica's sea ice intact.
Why Is India's Heat Wave Off the Ch...

Why Is India's Heat Wave Off the Chart?

An oppressive heat wave in India led to a record temperature of 123.8 degrees Fahrenheit -- the highest ever in Asia.
Live on a Farm by the Sea for Just ...

Live on a Farm by the Sea for Just $1.50

A four-bedroom bungalow and 416 sheep are all covered by the annual rent. Scenic views available at no additional cost. Continue reading ?
US: 1 in 8 Swimming Pools Closed fo...

US: 1 in 8 Swimming Pools Closed for Health Violations

One in eight swimming pools in five populous states are closed upon inspection due to dirty and potentially dangerous water, the CDC reported this week. Continue reading ?

BBC - Science

Photo of butchered rhino wins top a...

Photo of butchered rhino wins top award

A shocking image of a dehorned black rhino makes Brent Stirton Wildlife Photographer of the Year.
'Big, bad wolf' image flawed - scie...

'Big, bad wolf' image flawed - scientists

New research casts doubt on the idea that dogs are naturally more tolerant and friendly than wolves.
1,000mph 'Bloodhound' rocket car fi...

1,000mph 'Bloodhound' rocket car fires up

World Land Speed record holder Andy Green describes the sensation of starting up the Bloodhound supersonic car for the first time.
Penguins die in 'catastrophic' Anta...

Penguins die in 'catastrophic' Antarctic breeding season

Only two chicks survived in a colony of 36,000 in a "catastrophic" breeding season in east Antarctica.
Nasa carbon space observatory 'watc...

Nasa carbon space observatory 'watches Earth breathe'

A US space agency satellite provides new insights on how CO2 is moved through Earth's atmosphere.
How do you build the next-generatio...

How do you build the next-generation internet?

What will it take to build the ultra-fast internet of the future?

Jamaica Observer - Environment

Trees reduce impact of floods ̵...

Trees reduce impact of floods — Forestry Dept

The Forestry Department is appealing to those who planted seedlings as part of their Labour Day observance this year to water and nurture them to maturity, arguing that if the country had more trees planted on hillsides, the flooding from recent heavy rains would not have been as damaging.

NY Times - Science

Volcanoes Helped Violent Revolts Er...

Volcanoes Helped Violent Revolts Erupt in Ancient Egypt

During the Ptolemaic Period, fluctuations in Nile flooding triggered by eruptions may have led to violent uprisings, researchers report.
Trilobites: A Mushroom Out of a Fai...

Trilobites: A Mushroom Out of a Fairy Tale That You Might Find in the Forest

Recently mushroom hunters have been sharing photos of the fly agaric, which has a reputation for strange and dangerous effects when ingested by other living things.
LIGO Detects Fierce Collision of Ne...

LIGO Detects Fierce Collision of Neutron Stars for the First Time

Seen and heard, the fireball is a stunning breakthrough into kilonovas, bursts of energy believed to produce metals like gold and uranium in the universe.
Trilobites: Fish Depression Is Not ...

Trilobites: Fish Depression Is Not a Joke

Fish can get depressed, just like you, and that could make them a good model organism for studying depression in people.
Wolf Puppies Are Adorable. Then Com...

Wolf Puppies Are Adorable. Then Comes the Call of the Wild.

No matter how you raise a wolf, you can?t turn it into a dog. To find out why, scientists have to spend a lot of time cuddling and testing puppies.
Trilobites: It?s One of North Ameri...

Trilobites: It?s One of North America?s Quietest Places. Along Came a Bear.

When scientists salvaged recordings from a remote spot in a national park in Alaska, they heard footsteps, sniffs, huffs, a series of crunches, then silence.

Sicence News.org

JoJo Fletcher Is the New 'Bachelore...

JoJo Fletcher Is the New 'Bachelorette'

The former "Bachelor" contestant gets a second chance at love.
'Bachelor' Ben Higgins Is Engaged t...

'Bachelor' Ben Higgins Is Engaged to...

Find out who was sent home in the finale of the ABC reality show.
What You Missed on This Season of '...

What You Missed on This Season of 'The Bachelor'

Tonight Ben chooses between Lauren B. and JoJo. But how did we get here?
Ben Affleck Is on 'Great Terms' Wit...

Ben Affleck Is on 'Great Terms' With Ex Jennifer Garner

"Batman" star responds to Garner's recent candid interview with Vanity Fair.
Ian McShane May Have Just Spoiled '...

Ian McShane May Have Just Spoiled 'Game of Thrones' for Everyone

And he doesn't care! Spoilers and spoilers and spoilers ahead.
'Batman v Superman' Star Henry Cavi...

'Batman v Superman' Star Henry Cavill on Being Objectified

Henry Cavill definitely thinks there's a "double standard" when it comes to men and women being objectified.

Reuters - Science

SpaceX, Spacecom to launch new sate...

SpaceX, Spacecom to launch new satellites after explosion last year

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israel's Space Communications has signed a deal with Elon Musk's SpaceX to launch two communication satellites into orbit, after a prior attempt ended in disaster.
Big and brilliant: complex whale be...

Big and brilliant: complex whale behavior tied to brain size

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Cetaceans -- whales and dolphins -- are among the brainiest of beings. In terms of sheer brain size, the sperm whale is tops on Earth, with a brain six times larger than that of a person.
Thunder and lightning: scientists p...

Thunder and lightning: scientists pair gravitational waves, light

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (Reuters) - Scientists in the United States and Europe have for the first time paired the detection of gravitational waves, the ripples in space and time predicted by Albert Einstein, with light from the same cosmic event, according to research published on Monday.
Mystery surrounding ancient Easter ...

Mystery surrounding ancient Easter Island people deepens

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The massive brooding stone figures peering from Easter Island's hillsides are emblematic of the enigmatic people who once thrived on the dot of land in the middle of the Pacific. New genetic research only deepens the mystery around these people.
Europe launches sixth Sentinel Eart...

Europe launches sixth Sentinel Earth observation satellite

FRANKFURT (Reuters) - Europe launched the sixth of its Sentinel Earth observation satellites on Friday as part of the multi-billion-euro Copernicus program to monitor volcanic ash and ultraviolet radiation.
Earthlings test warning system as a...

Earthlings test warning system as asteroid flies by

FRANKFURT (Reuters) - An asteroid the size of a school bus flew remarkably near Earth on Thursday, providing scientists with an opportunity to test the warning systems that would kick in if a space collision was coming.

PBS

Killer Hurricanes

Killer Hurricanes

Experts reconstruct the Great Hurricane of 1780 to help predict the risk of future storms.
Can Math Detect Gerrymandering?

Can Math Detect Gerrymandering?

The Supreme Court is hearing a gerrymandering case. Mathematicians are watching closely.
Killer Volcanoes

Killer Volcanoes

Scientists hunt for a mega-eruption that plunged medieval Earth into a deep freeze.
Farewell, Cassini

Farewell, Cassini

Applause for the demise of a ship is not a typical reaction, but this wasn't a typical voyage.
Secrets of the Forbidden City

Secrets of the Forbidden City

How has China?s magnificent Forbidden City withstood centuries of earthquakes?
Why Worry About ICBMs?

Why Worry About ICBMs?

What are intercontinental ballistic missiles (ICBMs), and why are they so hard to shoot down?

BBC - Science / Video

Neutron stars: 'Hear' the mighty co...

Neutron stars: 'Hear' the mighty cosmic collision

Scientists convert the gravitational wave signal from merging neutron stars into sound.
How this camel ended up in Norway

How this camel ended up in Norway

The Saetereng family are trying to live a sustainable lifestyle in Akkarfjord, northern Norway.
Floating bin sucking up Portsmouth ...

Floating bin sucking up Portsmouth Harbour's rubbish

The ?Seabin? can collect the equivalent of around 83,000 plastic bags a year.
Why British scientists are watching...

Why British scientists are watching Iceland's volcanoes

A team of British scientists flies around Iceland's volcanoes to find out how to avoid future air traffic disruption.
Scraping out the London sewers by h...

Scraping out the London sewers by hand

Fitted with a body camera, a sewer engineer tries to remove a blockage.
Kent mussels tested for plastic con...

Kent mussels tested for plastic contamination

Almost two thirds of mussels in the sea around Kent are contaminated with plastic particles, research has shown.

Science Daily

Potential human habitat located on ...

Potential human habitat located on the moon

A new study confirms the existence of a large open lava tube in the Marius Hills region of the moon, which could be used to protect astronauts from hazardous conditions on the surface.
Mouse studies shed light on how pro...

Mouse studies shed light on how protein controls heart failure

A new study on two specially bred strains of mice has illuminated how abnormal addition of the chemical phosphate to a specific heart muscle protein may sabotage the way the protein behaves in a cell, and may damage the way the heart pumps blood around the body.
Yeast spotlights genetic variation'...

Yeast spotlights genetic variation's link to drug resistance

Researchers have shown that genetic diversity plays a key role in enabling drug resistance to evolve. Scientists show that high genetic diversity can prime new mutations that cause drug resistance. The study has implications for our understanding of the evolution of resistance to antimicrobial and anticancer drugs.
Bridging the terahertz gap

Bridging the terahertz gap

Researchers are exploring the possibility of using an infrared frequency comb to generate elusive terahertz frequencies. These frequencies -- which lie in the electromagnetic spectrum between radio waves and infrared light -- have long promised to transform communications and sensing but are very challenging to source. By harnessing a recently discovered laser state, researchers have discovered an infrared frequency comb in a quantum cascade laser that offers a new way to generate terahertz frequencies.
Art advancing science at the nanosc...

Art advancing science at the nanoscale

Could studying molecular biology ever be as fun as watching a Star Wars movie? Two scientists decided to create their own science film to entertain viewers, and ended up making new scientific discoveries in the process. The researchers-turned-filmmakers used a novel combination of computer animation and simulation softwares to create a scientific model that is accurate down to the atomic scale, and hope that their success inspires more scientists to approach their work like artists.
MRI may predict neurological outcom...

MRI may predict neurological outcomes for cardiac arrest survivors

MRI-based measurements of the functional connections in the brain can help predict long-term recovery in patients who suffer neurological disability after cardiac arrest, according to new research.

BBC - Technology

Twitter pledges tougher action agai...

Twitter pledges tougher action against abuse

The social network says it will impose new restrictions on pornographic and hateful imagery.
Child safety smartwatches ?easy? to...

Child safety smartwatches ?easy? to hack, watchdog says

A watchdog finds that hackers can track, eavesdrop or even communicate with children.
'Future city' to be built in Canada...

'Future city' to be built in Canada by Alphabet company

Google sister company Sidewalk Labs is to build a digital city on Toronto's waterfront.
Snapchat to make original TV-style ...

Snapchat to make original TV-style shows

The social media app teams up with NBC to create a new studio where they plan to make original shows.
Fukushima disaster: The robots goin...

Fukushima disaster: The robots going where no human can

Click was given rare access to the Fukushima site to see how the decontamination work was progressing.
'First 5G mobile net connection' cl...

'First 5G mobile net connection' claimed by Qualcomm

Qualcomm says it has achieved 1Gbps internet speeds using a 5G chip on a mobile device.

Scientific American

New VR Tech Aims to Take Surround-S...

New VR Tech Aims to Take Surround-Sound to the Next Level

Spatial audio promises immersive virtual experiences that engage more of the senses

-- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
Saving the Endangered Cuban Crocodi...

Saving the Endangered Cuban Crocodile

Hybridization poses an increasing threat to the nation’s beloved reptile

-- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
Gravitational Wave Astronomers Hit ...

Gravitational Wave Astronomers Hit Mother Lode

Spacetime ripples from a stellar cataclysm in a distant galaxy help explain the cosmic origins of gold, and chart the course for a new age of “multi-messenger” astronomy

-- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
Could AI Be the Future of Fake News...

Could AI Be the Future of Fake News and Product Reviews?

An experiment using a computer algorithm to create deceptive Yelp reviews was disturbingly successful, and could point to bigger problems as artificial intelligence matures

-- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
Puerto Rico Looks to Alphabet's X P...

Puerto Rico Looks to Alphabet's X Project Loon Balloons to Restore Cell Service

With much of the U.S. commonwealth’s cellular service and electrical grid down since Hurricane Maria, the parent company of tech giant Google could help restore wireless communication to 3.4...

-- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
Astronomers Are Finally Mapping the...

Astronomers Are Finally Mapping the “Dark Side” of the Milky Way

Half of our home galaxy is terra incognita. That will soon change

-- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

Yahoo Science

What The Latest In Gravitational Wa...

What The Latest In Gravitational Waves Tells Us About Neutron Stars

What The Latest In Gravitational Waves Tells Us About Neutron StarsA recent discovery confirms a long-standing hypothesis: that neutron star collisions helped form the chemistry of our universe.


Why President Trump Held That Press...

Why President Trump Held That Press Conference

Why President Trump Held That Press ConferenceMorning Must Reads: October 17


Lego unveils 'Women of NASA'...

Lego unveils 'Women of NASA' set with astronauts, scientists

Lego unveils 'Women of NASA' set with astronauts, scientistsLego has unveiled a set of figures celebrating the women of NASA


Judge Declares Mistrial in Case of ...

Judge Declares Mistrial in Case of Man Charged With Burning 19-Year-Old Woman to Death

Judge Declares Mistrial in Case of Man Charged With Burning 19-Year-Old Woman to DeathThe jury could not reach a verdict on Quinton Tellis


Proposed New Mexico science standar...

Proposed New Mexico science standards omit global warming

Proposed New Mexico science standards omit global warmingSANTA FE, N.M. (AP) ? A proposed overhaul of New Mexico's state science standards for public schools came under intense criticism Monday at a packed public hearing in the state capital for omitting or deleting references to global warming, evolution and the age of the Earth.


Wildfire toll hits 45 in Portugal-S...

Wildfire toll hits 45 in Portugal-Spain but rain brings respite

Wildfire toll hits 45 in Portugal-Spain but rain brings respiteOvernight rain and calmer winds have helped firefighters tame a spate of deadly wildfires that broke out over the weekend, devouring homes and killing 41 people in Portugal and another four in northern Spain. Portugal's civil protection agency said Tuesday that the 15 biggest fires, which had raged through the centre and the north of the country, had been brought under control, but that the death toll had risen. "We've gone from 37 dead to 41," civil protection agency spokeswoman Patricia Gaspar told AFP.


Reuters - Technology

Twitter toughens guidelines on hara...

Twitter toughens guidelines on harassment: report

(Reuters) - Twitter has toughened its stance on online sexual harassment and abuse, laying out stronger penalties for misconduct on the social media platform in an email to its Trust and Safety Council published by Wired late on Tuesday.
IBM shares head for biggest gain in...

IBM shares head for biggest gain in eight years

(Reuters) - Shares in International Business Machines Inc surged 9 percent on Wednesday after it beat expectations on revenue and gave an outlook that hinted one of the world's first big computing names was back on a growth track after six years in retreat.
Taiwan ministry expresses 'deep con...

Taiwan ministry expresses 'deep concern' about Qualcomm's antitrust fine

TAIPEI (Reuters) - Taiwan's economics ministry said it is "deeply concerned" about the antitrust agency imposing a $775 million fine on Qualcomm Inc , in a rare public display of disagreement between authorities.
EU-U.S. data transfer pact passes f...

EU-U.S. data transfer pact passes first annual review

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - A year-old pact underpinning billions of dollars of transatlantic data transfers won a green light from the European Union on Wednesday after a first review to ensure Washington protects Europeans' data stored on U.S. servers.
Online groceries are a hard sell, e...

Online groceries are a hard sell, even to avid internet shoppers: poll

LOS ANGELES/NEW YORK (Reuters) - Most U.S. shoppers are fiercely loyal to local food stores, calling them better than online options, according to a new Reuters/Ipsos poll that raises questions about how much Amazon.com's $13.7 billion purchase of Whole Foods will shake up the supermarket business.
Apple and GE team up on software to...

Apple and GE team up on software to track power plants, machinery

(Reuters) - Apple Inc and General Electric Co say they are working together to make it easier to write software that can track power plants and jet engines on Apple's iPhones and iPads.

New Scientist

A tech-destroying solar flare could...

A tech-destroying solar flare could hit Earth within 100 years

If the sun spews ?superflares? as often as other stars, one could take down power systems, damage the ozone layer and destroy satellites in the next century
Google and Apple yet to fix Wi-Fi h...

Google and Apple yet to fix Wi-Fi hole in a billion devices

The KRACK vulnerability is bad news for Android and Apple now, but long-term consequences are in store for the internet of things
Astronaut wee could show us how the...

Astronaut wee could show us how the plumes on Enceladus work

The way spaceships vent urine and water may be a good stand-in for studying how jets of vapour escape the hidden ocean on one of Saturn?s icy moons
A gaggle of 7 moons keep Saturn?s r...

A gaggle of 7 moons keep Saturn?s rings from breaking apart

The gravity from seven of its moons stops Saturn?s bright outer ring from spreading out and dispersing into space, according to Cassini spacecraft measurements
Online dating may be breaking down ...

Online dating may be breaking down society?s racial divisions

Racial segregation has eased in the US over the past two decades. Could hooking up online be responsible?
Roadside barrier that folds like or...

Roadside barrier that folds like origami blocks traffic noise

Traffic noise has many frequencies, making it hard to suppress. A new barrier with movable folds can change its acoustic properties in response to traffic patterns

NY Times - Technology

State of the Art: How the Frightful...

State of the Art: How the Frightful Five Put Start-Ups in a Lose-Lose Situation

In Silicon Valley, small companies used to unseat big ones. Now the clutches of the five biggest tech companies are hard to escape.
Google Serves Fake News Ads in an U...

Google Serves Fake News Ads in an Unlikely Place: Fact-Checking Sites

Google placed ads linking to blatantly bogus stories on Snopes and PolitiFact, sites created precisely to dispel such falsehoods.
Google?s Pixel 2 Smartphone Is a Po...

Google?s Pixel 2 Smartphone Is a Powerful Extravagance

Google?s new Pixel 2 phone is clearly impressive, according to our reviewer. But whether that makes the device worth buying is another matter.
Tech We?re Using: Pioneering Virtua...

Tech We?re Using: Pioneering Virtual Reality and New Video Technologies in Journalism

Marcelle Hopkins, deputy video editor and co-director of virtual reality, traces The Times?s push into V.R. and other visual technologies.
Tech Tip: Using New Space-Saving Ph...

Tech Tip: Using New Space-Saving Photo Files

With the latest updates for its Macs and mobile devices, Apple has added support for new image and video formats while keeping things compatible.
Samsung Is Under Scrutiny Again as ...

Samsung Is Under Scrutiny Again as South Korean Police Raid Offices

Two months after a scion of the conglomerate?s controlling family was sent to prison, investigators were looking into an alleged misappropriation of company funds.

Eureka Alert

David J. Wineland and Amnon Yariv N...

David J. Wineland and Amnon Yariv Named 2017 Honorary Members of The Optical Society

(The Optical Society) The Optical Society (OSA) is pleased to name the recently elected, 2017 Honorary Members. The recipients are David Jeffrey Wineland and Amnon Yariv.
Researchers customize catalysts to ...

Researchers customize catalysts to boost product yields, decrease separation costs

(DOE/Oak Ridge National Laboratory) For some crystalline catalysts, what you see on the surface is not always what you get in the bulk, according to two studies led by the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory. The investigators discovered that treating a complex oxide crystal with either heat or chemicals caused different atoms to segregate on the surface, i.e., surface reconstruction. Those differences created catalysts with dissimilar behaviors, which encouraged different reaction pathways and ultimately yielded distinct products.
Researchers take to tech to study t...

Researchers take to tech to study toxic cyanobacteria with $1.47M NASA grant

(Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies) With support from a $1.47 million grant from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), an interdisciplinary team of researchers from the Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies, Dartmouth, and the University of New Hampshire are developing high-tech tools to monitor cyanobacteria in lakes, predict impending blooms, and identify factors that are degrading water quality.
Poll: Despite mobile options and co...

Poll: Despite mobile options and cord-cutting, sports fans still turn on the TV

(University of Massachusetts Lowell) Despite the growth of mobile technology and viewing options, when sports fans want to watch a game, they turn to traditional live TV, according to results of a UMass Lowell-Washington Post poll released today.
Police satisfaction in developing c...

Police satisfaction in developing countries dependent on less corruption

(University of Kent) Improving police satisfaction in developing nations will require a reduction in corruption and greater public security and safety, a new study by researchers at the universities of Kent and Utrecht has shown.
NTU and Saab partnership to develop...

NTU and Saab partnership to develop innovative high-end digital technology

(Nanyang Technological University) Nanyang Technological University (NTU Singapore) and Swedish defence and security technology leader Saab will set up a joint research centre as part of a collaboration to develop research projects and programmes in high-end digital technology. The collaboration with NTU is the first of its kind in Asia for Saab.

BBC - Technology / Video

'Revolutionary' car seat with inbui...

'Revolutionary' car seat with inbuilt airbag launched

The airbag uses compressed air to cushion a child's neck from the impact of a crash.
Drones used to spot sharks in Austr...

Drones used to spot sharks in Australia

Drones become the latest weapon to protect swimmers and surfers from shark attacks.
Krack wi-fi security flaw explained

Krack wi-fi security flaw explained

A major flaw in wi-fi connections has been revealed by security researchers.
How a girl who cannot speak got a u...

How a girl who cannot speak got a unique voice

New digital technology allows people without a voice to sound like themselves for the first time.
40 years since the launch of the At...

40 years since the launch of the Atari 2600

40 Years ago, video games changed forever with the launch of the Atari 2600.
Stamp out sickening distribution of...

Stamp out sickening distribution of images, says Durham police chief

Internet companies need to do more to "stamp out sickening distribution of images and live streaming of abuse online" says a chief constable.

NY Times - Research

The New Health Care: The U.S. Is Fa...

The New Health Care: The U.S. Is Failing in Infant Mortality, Starting at One Month Old

The United States does worse than about two dozen other industrialized nations in this crucial measure of public health.
Many Readers Say No to Idea of Life...

Many Readers Say No to Idea of Life-Extending Drug, but Yes for Their Dogs

?You can?t cheat death,? wrote a reader who echoed many responses to an article about drug tests on dogs to try to slow aging. But others said the goal seemed worthy.
The Health Issue: The Improvisation...

The Health Issue: The Improvisational Oncologist

In an era of rapidly proliferating, precisely targeted treatments, every cancer case has to be played by ear.
The Health Issue: An Old Idea, Revi...

The Health Issue: An Old Idea, Revived: Starve Cancer to Death

In the early 20th century, the German biochemist Otto Warburg believed that tumors could be treated by disrupting their source of energy. His idea was dismissed for decades ? until now.
The Health Issue: When Do You Give ...

The Health Issue: When Do You Give Up on Treating a Child With Cancer?

Andrew Levy?s parents knew that the rare and deadly cancer in his blood could not be beaten, so they began to prepare for the worst. Then something mysterious happened.
The Health Issue: Learning From the...

The Health Issue: Learning From the Lazarus Effect

Most clinical trials for cancer drugs are failures. But for a handful of patients, a drug proves to be nearly a cure. What can science learn from these ?exceptional responders??

NY Times - Energy

Saudi Prince?s Elevation Will Have ...

Saudi Prince?s Elevation Will Have Far-Reaching Consequences in Energy

Prince Mohammed bin Salman?s becoming heir to the throne makes him an even more influential voice in global oil circles.
China Cancels Military Meeting With...

China Cancels Military Meeting With Vietnam Over Territorial Dispute

The public sign of discord is highly unusual for the two Communist neighbors, and it comes as Beijing seeks to expand its influence in the South China Sea.
Economic Scene: Fisticuffs Over the...

Economic Scene: Fisticuffs Over the Route to a Clean-Energy Future

A Stanford professor?s vision of an economy wholly powered by renewable fuels has drawn a heated rebuttal from scholars who question many of its assumptions.
Libya?s Increased Oil Production Th...

Libya?s Increased Oil Production Thwarts OPEC?s Reduction Plans

Despite the country?s political instability, its production has grown to 885,000 barrels a day, undercutting OPEC?s efforts to shrink supplies worldwide.
Exxon Mobil Lends Its Support to a ...

Exxon Mobil Lends Its Support to a Carbon Tax Proposal

The company is joining other oil companies and corporate giants to endorse a plan from the Climate Leadership Council to tax fossil fuels and pay the dividends to taxpayers.
Both Climate Leader and Oil Giant? ...

Both Climate Leader and Oil Giant? A Norwegian Paradox

While Norway wants to wean its own citizens off fossil fuels, it remains one of the world?s biggest petroleum producers and is revving up exports.

NY Times - Space

LIGO Detects Fierce Collision of Ne...

LIGO Detects Fierce Collision of Neutron Stars for the First Time

Seen and heard, the fireball is a stunning breakthrough into kilonovas, bursts of energy believed to produce metals like gold and uranium in the universe.
It Was a Universe-Shaking Announcem...

It Was a Universe-Shaking Announcement. But What Is a Neutron Star Anyway?

Here are answers to some questions you might have about the discovery that was announced on Monday.
Space Council Chooses the Moon as T...

Space Council Chooses the Moon as Trump Administration Priority

Vice President Mike Pence accused the Obama administration of neglecting the space program, while others saw an ongoing renaissance.
Elon Musk?s Mars Vision: A One-Size...

Elon Musk?s Mars Vision: A One-Size-Fits-All Rocket. A Very Big One.

Mr. Musk?s booster, scaled back from last year?s plan but still the largest ever, could take travelers to Mars, the moon ? or around the world in minutes.
Trilobites: A Deep Blue Vision of E...

Trilobites: A Deep Blue Vision of Earth From an Asteroid Hunter

As it slingshotted past Earth at 19,000 miles per hour on Friday, NASA?s Osiris-Rex spacecraft made a composite portrait of the planet.
Cassini Vanishes Into Saturn, Its M...

Cassini Vanishes Into Saturn, Its Mission Celebrated and Mourned

Orbiting the ringed planet since 2004, the spacecraft solved some mysteries and made discoveries that upended our notions about the solar system.
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