Sunday, April 26, 2015

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Chris Christie said that marijuana is a “gateway drug” while arguing for enforcement of its federal status as an illegal substance. Though...
All over the world, millions of people see skin color as a symbol of superiority or inferiority, whether they are conscious of it or not.
By Donald E. Morel Jr. and Larry Dubinski Philadelphia has long been a city of scientific achievement. Today, we are a hub for many technology-based industries, especially pharmaceuticals and aerospace. Our colleges and universities are educating the next generation of doctors, engineers, researc
For the more than 10 million Americans with colorblindness, there’s never been a treatment, let alone a cure, for the condition that leaves them unable to distinguish certain hues.
Five years after the nation’s worst oil spill — the Deepwater Horizon blowout in April 2010 that killed 11 rig workers and spewed what was estimated at the time to be 205 million gallons into the Gulf over three months.
A Mercury-like body smashed into a young Earth and gave our planet’s core the radioactive elements necessary to generate a magnetic field, two Oxford geochemists say.
Retiree Paul Jaynes was heartbroken when his 9-year-old Labrador, Cookie, suddenly stopped walking last year. The once-athletic dog struggled to stand and, if she moved at all, collapsed after a few steps.
An extremely rare black flamingo has been spotted on the Mediterranean island of Cyprus, exciting nature lovers who said it may be the only bird of its type ever seen.
Are we alone in the universe? Top NASA scientists say the answer is almost certainly “no.”
Allergies such as peanut allergy and hay fever make millions of us miserable, but scientists aren’t even sure why they exist. Carl Zimmer talks to a master immunologist with a controversial answer.
KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) - Shell-shocked and sleeping in the streets, tens of thousands of Nepalese braced against terrifying aftershocks Sunday while digging for survivors in the devastation wrought a day earlier by a massive earthquake that ripped across this Himalayan nation and killed more than 2,500 people.
AMHERST, Mass. (AP) - If a picture is worth a thousand words, then Jonathon Keats figures a picture can also span a thousand years.
KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) - A Nepal police official says at least 1,910 people have been killed, including at least 721 in Kathmandu, in the immense weekend earthquake centered outside of the capital of the Himalayan nation.
Nepal's devastating earthquake was the disaster experts knew was coming.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - NASA said Friday observations of a dwarf planet have been delayed slightly after a communication glitch.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Scientists have spied a vast reservoir of hot, partly molten rock beneath the supervolcano at Yellowstone National Park that's big enough to fill the Grand Canyon 11 times over.
BOISE, Idaho (AP) - Three earthquakes up to magnitude-4.2 and nearly a half-dozen aftershocks jolted northern Idaho, with residents from Washington state to Montana saying they felt the tremors.
BOSTON (AP) - A backpack strap used by an Apollo 14 astronaut as he moved around the surface of the moon in 1971 has sold at auction for nearly $42,000.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Think Jaws meets a kangaroo, with maybe a touch of cute kitten, and you've got the aptly named pocket shark - the newest and rarest species found off the U.S. coast.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - With the evidence coming in from one study after another, scientists are now more certain than ever that oil and gas drilling is causing hundreds upon hundreds of earthquakes across the U.S.
NEW YORK (AP) - Scientists are getting their best look yet at the DNA code for the woolly mammoth, thanks to work that could be a step toward bringing back the extinct beast.
NEW YORK (AP) - Scientists are getting their best look yet at the DNA code for the woolly mammoth, thanks to work that could be a step toward bringing back the extinct beast.
The concentrated heat radiating from your laptop. The sudden roar of the cooling fan from inside your desktop computer. Familiar signs of wasted energy, caused largely by the increasing numbers of transistors crammed into the innards of our electronic gadgets.