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The Oyster Shell Game
The federal government is spinning science to justify environmental policy.
Some Carnivorous Plants Are Mostly Vegetarians
Scientists find that bladderworts will eat pretty much anything they can catch.
Two Planets Larger Than Earth May Exist Beyond Pluto
Astrophysicists cite orbit patterns, but some critics are not yet ready to believe.
Tech Giants Have a Few New Tricks for Stomping Startups
Yes, startups are sexy, but the big tech companies have some advantages.
It’s Official: 2014 Was the Hottest Year on Earth Ever Recorded
NASA pointed directly at human activity as the force driving the climatic changes
Beagle 2 Found On Mars, More Than A Decade After It Went Missing
Scientists speculate that the Beagle 2 spacecraft broke upon landing on Mars on Christmas Day 2003.
Elon Musk to Build Test Track for High-Speed Hyperloop Transport System
The marvelous inventions of Musk continues with super high-speed mode of transportation.
BPA and Its Substitute Alter Brain Growth, Linked to Hyperactivity
A new study also found the chemicals affect a whole new class of hormones.
NASA Begins Countdown to Pluto Flyby
The New Horizons spacecraft, carrying the ashes of its discoverer and other curious itemf, begins its encounter with the Pluto system.
Four Long Range Russian Radar Installations Start Active Combat Duty
Russian Space Command has unveiled four new radar stations, in an effort to rebuild their early-warning network
Fish Sperm Could Help Recycle and Extract Rare Metals
A salmon-derived “waste” product could turn out to have some value.
Section of International Space Station Evacuated Following Ammonia Alarm
Crew members in the US section were forced to move in the Russian area earlier this morning.
Does Facebook Know You Better Than Your Mother? Or Roommate?
A study finds that Facebook “likes” can predict some personality traits better than most humans do.
Accurate Size of Largest Sea Creatures Revealed
Giant squid are not as big as often said to be. But they’re still huge.
Hearing Voices? You're Not Alone
The people who talk back to the voices inside their heads want you to stop calling them crazy.
Ultra-Rare Shark Birth Captured on Camera for First Time
Unlike most sharks, threshers give birth to their young.
Peer Inside the Human Body With These Amazing Images and GIFs
A new CT scanner gives scientists—and magazine editors—a better look at the "plumbing" of the body.
Group Alleging to Be ISIS Hacks U.S. Military Social Media Accounts
Hackers posting on the U.S. Central Command’s Twitter and YouTube accounts claim to have broken into the Pentagon’s network and uncovered classified information.
iPhone Separation Anxiety is Real, and Distracting
The research suggest we view our phones as extensions of ourselves.
Astronauts at International Space Station Receive Supplies, Christmas Gifts
Despite its initial failure, Elon Musk is optimistic about improving future SpaceX mission landings.
Sesame Touch-Free Smartphone Brings Mobile World to Mobility-Impaired
The Android phone built on face-tracking technology is due out in March; a tablet will follow in June.
Plastic, Inspired by Squid Protein
Researchers have used squid protein to help create a thermoplastic as strong as kevlar that can be 3D printed, worn, and used in medical devices.
Food and Cancer: The Missing Link
Liberals obsess about food like conservatives obsess about sex. Enough already!
Chronic Selfie-Taking Men More Likely to Exhibit Narcissistic and Psychopathic Traits, Study Shows
A new study of 800 men between ages of 18 and 40 suggests a heightened chance of antisocial behaviors among social media hounds.
Irregular Paychecks? New Service Makes Sure You Can Pay Your Monthly Bills
Even, a financial service, promises consistent payments and interest-free loans.
Three, Two, One...SpaceX Achieves a Liftoff, but Rocket’s Return Is a Crash
The private spacecraft company is attempting to revolutionize rocket manufacturing.
Nobody knows how to stop these cyberattacks, which will only get more sophisticated and more treacherous.
Photos: Baby Orca Born in the Wild
Researchers won't name the calf until they're sure it will survive longer than a year.
Nebraska Keystone Ruling May Not Help Transcanada
The decision approves Transcanada's route through Nebraska, but might open a whole other can of worms for the company
U.S. Scientists Discover Powerful New Antibiotic
There have been increasing concerns about the number of infections that are becoming resistant to antibiotics