Going organic might actually help curb cancer risk, study finds

We all know by now that fruits and vegetables treated with chemicals probably aren’t the best for us, but can going on a...

Why Big Stuff Cools Off Slower Than Small Stuff

Welcome to another chapter in my ongoing saga entitled "big things are not small things." In this edition of big vs. small, let's...

Scientists created an AI that can predict when a person will die

Fears of an AI-controlled robot takeover aside, artificial intelligence has provided mankind with an incredible opportunity to leverage incredible computational power for use...
Velocity of recent ice flow around Antarctica. Thwaites Glacier is one of the smaller purple regions on the left side of this image.

Some good news for far-future sea level rise

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Vaccination method that wiped out smallpox gets unleashed today on Ebola

Vaccination method that wiped out smallpox gets unleashed today on Ebola

Enlarge / Nurses working with...

A Nuclear Plant Braces for Impact With Hurricane Florence

On March 11, 2011, a one-two, earthquake-tsunami punch knocked out the safety systems at the Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear power plant, triggering an explosion...

The NIH Launches Its Ambitious Million-Person Genetic Survey

It’s spring and privacy concerns are in the air. Between the recent revelations that Facebook let Cambridge Analytica capture data from 87 million...

Want Awesome Robots? You'll Have to Best These Challenges

We are living in the midst of a profound technological restructuring of human society. The machines that once only frolicked in science fiction...

Traveling to Mars could give you gut cancer, and that’s not good

Getting a manned mission safely to Mars would be the greatest space-age accomplishment of all time. Humans have never visited another planet, and...

New NASA Mission Tracks Earth’s Changing Ice

A mere 10 percent of Earth’s emersed...