Category: Science

What Up With All the Tornadoes So Far This Year?

As of mid April, at least 570 tornadoes have been reported in the United States this year. That’s nearly a hundred more than the typical tally for mid-spring. So what’s going on there, America?Read more...

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DARPA Wants to Hack Your Brain to Make You Learn Faster

If the brain is just a bunch of wires and circuits, it stands to reason that those components can simply be re-wired in order to create a better, smarter us. At least, that’s the theory behind a new project from the military’s secretive DARPA research branch announced on Wednesday, which aims to enhance human…Read more...

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Renée Fleming and Joshua Bell to Unite for Science

The musicians will perform in “Time, Creativity and the Cosmos,” a multimedia spectacle, to open the World Science Festival’s 10th anniversary.

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Matter: Humans Lived in North America 130,000 Years Ago, Study Claims

If early humans smashed mastodon bones found in California in 1992, scientists will have to rethink how humans came to the Americas.

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Q&A: A Dry Side Effect

Dry mouth, also called xerostomia, is a frequent side effect of many commonly prescribed drugs.

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Out There: Cassini’s Grand Finale: A Dive Between Saturn and Its Rings

The spacecraft is set to venture into the gap between Saturn and its innermost ring 22 times until Sept. 15, then crash into the planet.

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Leaked Documents Reveal the NSA Spying on Scientists to Find ‘Nefarious’ Genetic Research

A new document made public this week via Edward Snowden’s leak of NSA documents reveals a fascinating aim of signals intelligence program: The agency, it turns out, monitored international scientific developments in hopes of detecting “nefarious” genetic engineering projects more than a decade ago.Read more...

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