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The Robocalls Problem Is So Bad That the FCC Actually Did Something

Fri, 2022-08-05 06:45

A cybersecurity expert explains how we might learn to trust our phones again

Extinction Risk May Be Much Worse Than Current Estimates

Thu, 2022-08-04 11:00

A machine-learning algorithm predicts that more than half of the thousands of species whose conservation status has yet to be assessed are probably in danger of disappearing for good

Planetary Debris Disks Discovered with Citizen Scientists and Virtual Reality

Thu, 2022-08-04 09:00

Members of the public are helping professional astronomers identify nascent planetary systems

A Staph Vaccine Trial Failure Shows Challenges of Stopping Common Bugs

Thu, 2022-08-04 06:45

Learning from past failures in the development of staph vaccines may inform how other vaccines for common bugs should be developed

Genetic Counselors Scramble Post-Roe to Provide Routine Pregnancy Services without Being Accused of a Crime

Wed, 2022-08-03 07:30

The Supreme Court decision to overturn Roe v. Wade means that prenatal advice to patients can suffer and that counselors can face lawsuits and criminal charges

With New Study, NASA Seeks the Science behind UFOs

Wed, 2022-08-03 06:45

Although modest in scope, a NASA research project reflects shifting attitudes toward the formerly taboo subject of UFOs

Salty Sea Spray Keeps Lightning Strikes Away

Tue, 2022-08-02 11:00

Particles of sea salt in the air could stop clouds from charging up for a lightning strike

Forensic Experts Are Surprisingly Good at Telling Whether Two Writing Samples Match

Tue, 2022-08-02 06:45

A study to counter the lack of evidence for handwriting analysis shows it is effective if an examiner has the right training

Algorithm That Detects Sepsis Cut Deaths by Nearly 20 Percent

Mon, 2022-08-01 06:45

Over two years, a machine-learning program warned thousands of health care providers about patients at high risk of sepsis, allowing them to begin treatments nearly two hours sooner

This Sticker Looks Inside the Body

Fri, 2022-07-29 14:00

A new stick-on ultrasound patch can record the activity of hearts, lungs and other organs for 48 hours at a time

There Is an Effective Treatment for Monkeypox, but It's Hard to Get

Fri, 2022-07-29 13:30

A smallpox antiviral that’s effective against monkeypox is tied up in red tape, and gay-health advocates are pushing to make it easier to access

Scientists Invent a Paper Battery--Just Add Water

Fri, 2022-07-29 12:00

A new disposable battery is made of paper and other sustainable materials and is activated with a few drops of water

Are Skittles Toxic from Titanium Dioxide?

Fri, 2022-07-29 11:00

A recent lawsuit claims a chemical called titanium dioxide, used in Skittles candies, harms people. It’s hard to find strong evidence for that, however

Don't Fear China's Falling Rocket--Fear the Future It Foretells

Fri, 2022-07-29 07:30

Long considered trivial, the effects of rocket launches and reentering space debris on global warming and ozone loss could soon become too large to ignore

Physics Particles Fly as Practical Tools

Fri, 2022-07-29 06:45

Protons, muons, neutrinos and other particles are moving beyond the realm of physics to help in a myriad of ways

In a First, Tiny Crustaceans Are Found to "Pollinate" Seaweed like Bees of the Sea

Thu, 2022-07-28 14:00

Small marine critters ferry around seaweed sex cells, the first recorded example of “pollination” in algae

Seismic Missions Could Reveal the Solar System's Underworlds

Thu, 2022-07-28 06:45

Seismology has been a long-overlooked tool in planetary exploration, but the success of NASA’s InSight lander has reignited the field

New Instrument Could Spy Signs of Alien Life in Glowing Rocks

Wed, 2022-07-27 08:00

Organisms on Earth produce a wide array of durable “biofluorescent” materials. If those on other planets do, too, the Compact Color Biofinder should be able to detect them

Eating Too Much Protein Makes Pee a Problem Pollutant in the U.S.

Wed, 2022-07-27 06:45

Protein-packed diets cause add excess nitrogen to the environment through urine, rivaling pollution from agricultural fertilizers

'Their Lives Are Worth More Than Ours': Experts in Africa Slam Global Response to Monkeypox

Wed, 2022-07-27 06:30

Earlier action by the World Health Organization and Western countries could have helped control monkeypox in Africa

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