A controversy over how many species are disappearing is raising questions about how species adapt, and which ones are the ultimate winners and losers….
The average life expectancy in the US has declined for a third straight year.
New research linked that decline to the fact that “working-age” Americans, between ages 25 and 64, have been dying at higher rates.
These deaths have been linked to drug overdoses, suicides, and alcohol-related diseases, among other health problems.
Long-lasting, electronics-laced PJs and gloves may help you sleep better and keep your trigger finger toasty when you jump out of a plane into battle….
But if you drive one, you can still reduce your carbon footprint—and you can vote for climate change policies with even bigger impact….
NASA has big plans for the next decade of space exploration.
In the last year, the agency has announced plans to send humans back to the moon and search for life near Saturn.
NASA’s 10-year plan also includes missions to probe the metal core of a dead planet, photograph the Big Bang,…
Mark Zuckerberg, CEO of Facebook, says that he finds “reading books very intellectually fulfilling.”
In 2015 he started a book club that he publicized on Facebook.
Here are the books he selected that year, along with a more recent 2019 addition.
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Unused telecom cables, known as dark fiber, could help scientists finally map the ocean floor and discover new earthquake hot spots….
Wall Street is piling into bets that cannabis stocks will keep falling amid industry turmoil.
Traders have added a net $1.4 billion of short positions in cannabis stocks this year, even as the North American Marijuana Index has dropped over 44%.
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An explosion at a chemical plant in Port Neches, Texas, prompted officials to order everyone in a four-mile radius to evacuate on Wednesday afternoon.
Roughly 60,000 people in the surrounding areas were evacuated, CBC News reported.
The Port Neches police department said in a Facebook post that it was trying to enact a…
Astronomers are certain that, billions of years in the future, the sun will incinerate Earth’s oceans, effectively killing all life.
The best solution to that imminent demise, according to a recent Scientific American blog post by Harvard astronomer Avi Loeb, is to relocate humanity to other parts of the universe.