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August 18th
Science There's a lot of information out there and not all of it is good. Yes, you need to be careful. No, you probably shouldn't buy an expensive filter you'll never use again.
August 17th
Science The logic behind your bartender's advice. Chemists figure out the logic behind your bartender's advice.
August 15th
Science And what they can tell us about the mysterious southern continent. Volcanoes in Antarctica and chunks of fruitcake are both way more common than you’d think. But at least the dried cherries won’t contribute to global …
August 15th
Science From falling frogs to giant hailstones. The same natural patterns that cause normal weather can also result in bizarre, terrifying, and downright mythical phenomena. Here are some of the strangest.
August 11th
Science It's a no drone zone. Drones being flown into wildfires are on the rise, posing a risk to those tasked with putting out the flames. Read on.
August 11th
Science They used to keep you alive, but now they just give you a sweet tooth. What makes something sweet or bitter? A new study finds that it all depends on unique signaling molecules, and when you swap them, the tastes get all mixed up…
August 10th
Animals From Beyoncé to Shakira. No one really knows how many species actually inhabit planet Earth—some say millions, others trillions—but regardless, it's the job of taxonomists to name them all.
August 10th
Science A complete skull of an ancient infant primate was found in northern Kenya A tiny, infant skull discovered in the Napudet area, west of Lake Turkana in northern Kenya could tell us what our ancestors looked like millions of years …
August 10th
Science The compound might be suitable for cell membranes. One man's trash is another's treasure. One researcher found evidence of a compound that could create alien cell membranes on the Saturn moon Titan .
August 9th
Ask Us Anything Yes, technically, but not nearly enough. When it's boiling out, should you reach for an iced tea, or a nice hot cuppa? It turns out, the old wives' tale might have some support, but not quite enough.