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Study: Science Still Seen As a Male Profession 117 comments
Protons Collide At 13 TeV For the First Time At the LHC 46 comments
Asteroid Risk Greatly Overestimated By Almost Everyone 222 comments
New Class of "Non-Joulian" Magnets Change Volume In Magnetic Field 35 comments
India Targets July/August To Test Its Space Shuttle 77 comments
DNA On Pizza Crust Leads To Quadruple Murder Suspect 178 comments
Gravitational Anomalies Beneath Mountains Point To Isostasy of Earth's Crust 94 comments
Oldest Stone Tools Predate Previous Record Holder By 700,000 Years 103 comments
Martian Moons May Have Formed Like Earth's 50 comments
After a Year of Secret Field-Testing, Brain-Controlled Bionic Legs Are Here 50 comments
Robotic Space Plane Launches In Mystery Mission This Week 109 comments
Forecasting the Next Pandemic 57 comments
Four Quasars Found Clustered Together Defy Current Cosmological Expectations 62 comments
Silk Road's Leader Paid a Doctor To Help Keep Customers Safe 110 comments
Genetically Engineered Yeast Makes It Possible To Brew Morphine 333 comments
How We'll Someday Be Able To See Past the Cosmic Microwave Background 64 comments
Cocaine Use Can Now Be Tested In Fingerprints Using Ambient Mass Spectrometry 143 comments
NASA Announces the 3D Printed Habitat Challenge For Moon and Mars Bases 46 comments
Rockwell Collins To Develop Cockpit Display To Show Sonic Boom Over Land 73 comments
Arab Mars Probe Planned For 2020 190 comments
Ask Slashdot: Best Payloads For Asteroid Diverter/Killer Mission? 148 comments
Russian Rocket Crashes In Siberia 96 comments
House Science Committee Approves Changes To Space Law 103 comments
Planetary Society Wants To Launch a Crowd-Funded Solar Sail 49 comments
Larson B Ice Shelf In Antarctica To Disintegrate Within 5 Years 293 comments
Biologists Create Self-Healing Concrete 94 comments
Turtle Receives First-Ever 3D Printed Titanium Jaw Implant of Its Kind 71 comments
How SpaceX and the Quest For Mars Almost Sunk Tesla Motors 126 comments
Kepler Observes Neptune Dancing With Its Moons 19 comments
Galaxies Die By Slow "Strangulation" 42 comments
A Plan On How To Stop Sexism In Science 604 comments
Scientists Discover First Warm-Blooded Fish 33 comments
Kepler's "Superflare" Stars Sport Huge, Angry Starspots 25 comments
California Senate Approves School Vaccine Bill 544 comments
How Light at Night Affects Preschoolers' Sleep Patterns, Part Two (Video) 29 comments
What Happens To Our Musical Taste As We Age? 360 comments
Greenland's Glaciers Develop Stretch Marks As They Accelerate 249 comments
More Than 40% of US Honeybee Colonies Died In a 12-Month Period Ending In April 219 comments
John Urschel: The 300 Pound Mathematician Who Hits People For a Living 170 comments
How Light at Night Affects Preschoolers' Sleep Patterns (Video) 51 comments
Third Bangladeshi Blogger Murdered In As Many Months 284 comments
Dawn Spacecraft Gets a Better Look At Ceres' Bizarre 'White Spots' 78 comments
Dissolvable Electronic Stent Can Monitor Blocked Arteries 27 comments
Studying the Roots of Individuality 42 comments
What's the Business Model For Commercializing Cyborgs? 43 comments
ISS Crew Stuck In Orbit While Russia Assesses Rocket 105 comments
New Magnesium-Alloy Foam From NYU's Nikhil Gupta Floats On Water 101 comments
California Gets Past the Yuck Factor With "Toilet To Tap" Water Recycling 278 comments
Construction At SpaceX's New Spaceport About To Begin 57 comments
Ice Loss In West Antarctica Is Speeding Up 422 comments
The Milky Way's Most Recent Supernova That Nobody Saw 56 comments
World Health Organization Has New Rules For Avoiding Offensive Names 186 comments
Apollo 15 Commander Talks About Developing and Driving Lunar Buggy 49 comments
Psychologist: Porn and Video Game Addiction Are Leading To 'Masculinity Crisis' 950 comments
Can Earthquakes Be Predicted Algorithmically? 94 comments
Researchers Discover Breakthrough Drug Delivery Method By Changing Shape of Pill 66 comments
Poker Pros Win Against AI, But Experts Peg Match As Statistical Draw 65 comments
Messenger Data Says Mercury's Magnetic Past Goes Back Billions of Years 26 comments
WHO Declares Liberian Ebola Outbreak Over 39 comments
Brainwave-Reading Patents Spike On Increase In Commercial Mind-Reading Apps 29 comments
Shape of the Universe Determined To Be Really, Really Flat 235 comments
Ebola Lurked In Cured Patient's Eye 65 comments
Subsurface Ocean Waves Can Be More Than 500 Meters High 61 comments
Technology and Ever-Falling Attention Spans 147 comments
NASA Images Massive Solar Flare 42 comments
Doomed Russian Spacecraft Re-Enters Atmosphere Over Pacific Ocean 33 comments
25 Percent of Cars Cause 90 Percent of Air Pollution 395 comments
Researchers Make Spiders Produce Silk Strengthened With Graphene 59 comments
Electron Microscopes Close To Imaging Individual Atoms 55 comments
NFL Releases Deflategate Report 225 comments
Global Carbon Dioxide Levels Reach New Monthly Record 372 comments
Researcher: Drug Infusion Pump Is the "Least Secure IP Device" He's Ever Seen 83 comments
17-Year-Old Radio Astronomy Mystery Traced Back To Kitchen Microwave 227 comments
NASA Will Award You $5,000 For Your Finest Mars City Idea 156 comments
Apple's Plans For Your DNA 101 comments
SpaceX Launch Abort Test Successful 54 comments
The Medical Bill Mystery 532 comments
As Hubble Breaks a Distance Record, We Learn Its True Limits 53 comments
Mysterious Sounds Recorded During Near Space Balloon Flight 61 comments
SpaceX Testing Passenger Escape System Tomorrow 55 comments
Opportunity Rover Reaches Martian Day 4,000 of Its 90-Day Mission 136 comments
Extreme Exoplanet Volcanism Possibly Detected On 55 Cancri E 40 comments
Recent Paper Shows Fracking Chemicals In Drinking Water, Industry Attacks It 328 comments
New Findings On Whale Tongues May Lead To Insight On Human Nerve Damage 47 comments
No, NASA Did Not Accidentally Invent Warp Drive 416 comments
House Panel Holds Hearing On "Politically Driven Science" - Without Scientists 347 comments
Why Scientists Love 'Lord of the Rings' 179 comments
4.0 Earthquake Near Concord, California 128 comments
High School Students Discover Pulsar With Widest-Known Orbit 19 comments
Empty Landscape Looms, If Large Herbivores Continue to Die Out 146 comments
Hacking the US Prescription System 78 comments
NASA Gets Its Marching Orders: Look Up! Look Out! 179 comments
Native Hawaiian Panel Withdraws Support For World's Largest Telescope 286 comments
The Pioneer Who Invented the Weather Forecast 33 comments
Seafloor Sensors Record Possible Eruption of Underwater Volcano 20 comments
Space Radiation May Alter Astronauts' Neurons 73 comments
Scientists Have Paper On Gender Bias Rejected Because They're Both Women 301 comments
New Test Supports NASA's Controversial EM Drive 480 comments
Climatologist Speaks On the Effects of Geoengineering 105 comments
American Psychological Association Hit With New Torture Allegations 83 comments
Jeff Bezos' Blue Origin Launches Its First Rocket 76 comments
Results Are In From Psychology's Largest Reproducibility Test: 39/100 Reproduced 174 comments
New Solar Telescope Unveils the Complex Dynamics of Sunspots' Dark Cores 17 comments
Second Ever Super-rare Pocket Shark Discovered 27 comments
Messenger's Mercury Trip Ends With a Bang, and Silence 108 comments
New Study Suggests Flying Is Greener Than Driving 280 comments
Ancient Megadrought Entombed Dodos In Poisonous Fecal Cocktail 55 comments
NASA Probe Spies Possible Polar Ice Cap On Pluto 60 comments
Senate Advances "Secret Science" Bill, Sets Up Possible Showdown With President 355 comments
Armadillo Aerospace Resurrected On Kickstarter By the Team Members 29 comments
Pope Attacked By Climate Change Skeptics 703 comments
Russian Cargo Mission To ISS Spinning Out of Control 120 comments
Who Owns Pre-Embryos? 374 comments
The Next Generation of Medical Tools May Be Home-brewed 70 comments
Breakthough Makes Transparent Aluminum Affordable 247 comments
A Light-Powered Retina Implant For the Blind 34 comments
Researchers Mount Cyberattacks Against Surgery Robot 55 comments
Signs of Subsurface 'Alien' Life Found In Antarctica 106 comments
Feds Say It's Time To Cut Back On Fluoride In Drinking Water 314 comments
Kerbal Space Program 1.0 Released After 4 Years of Development 99 comments
Holographic Principle Could Apply To Our Universe 129 comments
An Open Ranking of Wikipedia Pages 39 comments
Pepsi To Stop Using Aspartame 630 comments
Audi Creates "Fuel of the Future" Using Just Carbon Dioxide and Water 486 comments
Stephen Hawking Has a Message For One Direction Fans 109 comments
Cosmologists Find Eleven Runaway Galaxies 60 comments
Apple's Next Frontier Is Your Body 98 comments
Liquid Mercury Found Under Mexican Pyramid 133 comments
Giant Survival Ball Will Help Explorer Survive a Year On an Iceberg 128 comments
Mystery of the Coldest Spot In the CMB Solved 45 comments
Bees Prefer Nectar Laced With Neonicotinoids 104 comments
Wormholes Untangle a Black Hole Paradox 157 comments
Surgeon Swears Human Head Transplant Isn't a 'Metal Gear Solid' Publicity Stunt 118 comments
Hubble Turns 25 45 comments
Cosmic Rays Could Reveal Secrets of Lightning On Earth 49 comments
MIT Developing AI To Better Diagnose Cancer 33 comments
Yellowstone Supervolcano Even Bigger Than We Realized 152 comments
Virtual Telescope Readied To Image Black Hole's 'Ring of Fire' 37 comments
USGS: Oil and Gas Operations Could Trigger Large Earthquakes 171 comments
New Sampling Device Promises To Make Blood Tests Needle-Free 34 comments
Hubble Spots Star Explosion Astronomers Can't Explain 154 comments
Ancient Hangover Cure Discovered In Greek Texts 105 comments
Chinese Scientists Claim To Have Genetically Modified Human Embryos 182 comments
Swallowing Your Password 118 comments
Bill To Require Vaccination of Children Advances In California 616 comments
NASA Teams Scientific Experts To Find Life On Exoplanets 58 comments
MIT's New Tabletop Particle Detector Sees Individual Electrons 27 comments
How False Color Astronomy Works 28 comments
Using Adderall In the Office To Get Ahead 407 comments
Rosetta Spacecraft Catches Comet Eruption 42 comments
Study Confirms No Link Between MMR Vaccine and Autism 341 comments
Protein Converts Pancreatic Cancer Cells Back Into Healthy Cells 52 comments
Concerns of an Artificial Intelligence Pioneer 197 comments
Update: No Personhood for Chimps Yet 336 comments
3.46-Billion-Year-Old 'Fossils' Were Not Created By Life Forms 69 comments
NASA's Rocket Maker To Begin 3D Printing Flight-Ready Components 40 comments
Mysterious "Cold Spot": Fingerprint of Largest Structure In the Universe? 94 comments
Old Marconi Patent Inspires Tiny New Gigahertz Antenna 76 comments
Colors Help Set Body's Internal Clock 52 comments
ISS Could Be Fitted With Lasers To Shoot Down Space Junk 167 comments
Pull-Top Can Tabs, At 50, Reach Historic Archaeological Status 120 comments
Mandelbrot Zooms Now Surpass the Scale of the Observable Universe 157 comments
If Earth Never Had Life, Continents Would Be Smaller 64 comments
How Uber Surge Pricing Really Works 96 comments
DIA Polygraph Countermeasure Case Files Leaked 114 comments
FBI Overstated Forensic Hair Matches In Nearly All Trials Before 2000 173 comments
Resistance To Antibiotics Found In Isolated Amazonian Tribe 53 comments
Rocket Lab Unveils "Electric" Rocket Engine 75 comments
Can High Intelligence Be a Burden Rather Than a Boon? 385 comments
The Origin of the First Light In the Universe 133 comments
Incorrectly Built SLS Welding Machine To Be Rebuilt 150 comments
Columbia University Doctors Ask For Dr. Mehmet Oz's Dismissal 320 comments
When You're the NFL Commish, Getting E-Medical Record Interoperability's a Cinch 47 comments
Social Science Journal 'Bans' Use of p-values 208 comments
StarTalk TV Show With Neil DeGrasse Tyson Starts Monday 76 comments
Breakthrough In Artificial Photosynthesis Captures CO2 In Acetate 128 comments
Scientists Close To Solving the Mystery of Where Dogs Came From 167 comments
Newly Discovered Sixth Extinction Rivals That of the Dinosaurs 93 comments
Enceladus Spreads Ghostly Ice Tendrils Around Saturn 33 comments
An Engineering Analysis of the Falcon 9 First Stage Landing Failure 113 comments
NASA's MESSENGER Mission To Crash Into Mercury In 2 Weeks 40 comments
A 2-Year-Old Has Become the Youngest Person Ever To Be Cryonically Frozen 313 comments
New Chemical Tools Lead To Targeted Cancer Drugs 21 comments
Spitzer Space Telescope Finds New Planet 21 comments
Longer Video Shows How Incredibly Close Falcon Stage Came To Successful Landing 342 comments
How Brain Pacemakers Treat Parkinson's Disease 23 comments
Magician Turned Professor Talks About the Math Behind Shuffling Cards 63 comments
MIT Celebrates 10 Years of SCIgen Bogus CompSci Paper Generator With New Tool 13 comments
Researchers Design a Self-Powered Digital Camera 85 comments
Hubble and the VLT Uncover Evidence For Self-Interacting Dark Matter 117 comments
World's Oldest Stone Tools Discovered In Kenya 89 comments
New Horizons Captures First Color Image of Pluto and Charon 78 comments
Road To Mars: Solving the Isolation Problem 137 comments
SpaceX Dragon Launches Successfully, But No Rocket Recovery 117 comments
Cornell Study: For STEM Tenure Track, Women Twice As Likely To Be Hired As Men 517 comments
Kludgey Electronic Health Records Are Becoming Fodder For Malpractice Suits 184 comments
First 26 Pages of Neal Stephenson's New Novel "Seveneves" Online 110 comments
Tracking the Weather On an Exoplanet 43 comments
Acetaminophen Reduces Both Pain and Pleasure, Study Finds 187 comments
Turing Manuscript Sells For $1 Million 44 comments
The International Space Station (Finally) Gets an Espresso Machine 108 comments
SpaceX Launch Postponed 77 comments
Briny Water May Pool In Mars' Equatorial Soil 39 comments
UW Scientists, Biotech Firm May Have Cure For Colorblindness 137 comments
Study: Ancient Mosasaurs Gave Birth In Open Sea 24 comments
European Space Agency Invited To Contribute a Lander To NASA's Europa Clipper 33 comments
Mystery "Warm Blob" In the Pacific Ocean Could Be Causing California's Drought 173 comments
California Looks To the Sea For a Drink of Water 332 comments
Copenhagen Suborbitals Test Rocket Engine 9 comments
Supernovae May Not Be Standard Candles; Is Dark Energy All Wrong? 199 comments
Google Battles For Better Batteries 44 comments
Plaque-busting Nanoparticles Could Help Fight Tooth Decay 68 comments
Stars Form Near Milky Way's Supermassive Black Hole 32 comments
Cannabis Smoking Makes Students Less Likely To Pass University Courses 291 comments
Being Overweight Reduces Dementia Risk 97 comments
'Smart Sewer' Project Will Reveal a City's Microbiome 37 comments
SpaceX To Try a First Stage Recovery Again On April 13 78 comments
America's Methane Mystery: NASA Set To Investigate Hotspot Over the 4 Corners 111 comments
FTC Creates Office Dedicated To "Algorithmic Transparency" 75 comments
Did Natural Selection Make the Dutch the Tallest People On the Planet? 298 comments
Collision With Earth's "Little Sister" Created the Moon 83 comments
Organic Molecules Found Circling Nearby Star 33 comments
Amid Controversy, Construction of Telescope In Hawaii Halted 228 comments
Biometrics Are Making Espionage Harder 104 comments
The Solar System Is Awash In Water 72 comments
NASA's Chief Scientist Predicts Evidence For Life Beyond Earth By 2025 160 comments
Years After Shutting Down, Tevatron Reveals Properties of Higgs Boson 73 comments
Radar That Sees Through Walls Built In Garage 63 comments
Distance of a Microlensing Event Measured For the First Time 47 comments
"Brontosaurus" Name Resurrected Thanks To New Dino Family Tree 68 comments
The Arrival of Man-Made Earthquakes 166 comments
Build Your Own Satellite For Less Than $30K 49 comments
Fault System Enables Larger Quakes In California 63 comments
Restart of Large Hadron Collider At CERN 63 comments
New Yarn Conducts Electricity 44 comments
The Democratization of Medical Diagnosis and Discovery 96 comments
DHS: Drug Infusion Pumps Vulnerable To Trivial Hacks 37 comments
Costs Soar on NASA Communications Upgrade Program 47 comments
Ankle Exoskeleton Takes a Load Off Calf Muscles To Boost Walking Efficiency 128 comments
The World Lost an Oklahoma-Sized Area of Forest In 2013, Satellite Data Show 143 comments
Planetary Society Pushes For Mars Orbital Mission Before NASA Landing 58 comments
NASA-ESA Project Will Shoot an Asteroid To See What Happens 113 comments
Einstein and Schrodinger's Quest for a Unified Theory led to a Titanic Clash 172 comments
Scientists Discover Meaning of Life Through Massive Computing Project 123 comments
Mutinous Humans Murder Peaceful Space-going AI 60 comments
Military Caught Training Children To Fight 72 comments
Corporation Investigates Spurious Signal -- What They Found Will Shock You 85 comments
NSA Worried About Recruitment, Post-Snowden 247 comments
Thousand-Year-Old Eye Salve Kills MRSA 124 comments
Why America's Obsession With STEM Education Is Dangerous 397 comments
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