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Newfound Bacteria Expand Tree of Life 22 comments
Poor Pilot Training Blamed For Virgin Galactic Crash 68 comments
Scientists Identify Possible New Substance With Highest Melting Point 82 comments
Interviews: Dr. Temple Grandin Answers Your Questions 36 comments
Voyager's Golden Record For Aliens Now Available On SoundCloud 57 comments
Andromeda Galaxy's Secrets Revealed By Going Beyond Visible Light 37 comments
Study: Certain Vaccines Could Make Diseases More Deadly 190 comments
German Scientists Confirm NASA's Controversial EM Drive 461 comments
For the Love of the Analytics of the Game: Before Beane, There Was AVM Systems 15 comments
Smithsonian Increases Goal For Spacesuit Crowdfunding Effort 106 comments
Eye Drops Could Dissolve Cataracts 70 comments
Pluto's Haze 63 comments
Ask Slashdot: Building an Open Source Community For a Proprietary Software Product? 85 comments
Scientists Identify Sixth Taste: Fat 89 comments
Malaria Vaccine Passes Key Regulatory Hurdle 34 comments
Four-legged Snake Fossil Stuns Scientists, Ignites Controversy 153 comments
The Science and Politics Behind Colony Collapse Disorder; Is the Crisis Over? 173 comments
"Breaking Bad" At the National Institute of Standards and Technology 98 comments
Interviews: Shaun Moss Answers Your Questions About Mars and Space Exploration 48 comments
NASA Spies Earth-Sized Exoplanet Orbiting Sun-Like Star 133 comments
Astronauts' Skin Gets Thinner In Space, Scientists Say 60 comments
How Pentaquarks May Lead To the Discovery of New Fundamental Physics 65 comments
Since Receiving Satellite Tags, Some Sharks Have Become Stars of Social Media 31 comments
Studies Find Genetic Signature of Native Australians In the Americas 97 comments
Giving Doctors Grades Has Backfired 245 comments
How Drug Companies Seek To Exploit Rare DNA Mutations 93 comments
Tallying the Mistakes and Malfunctions of Robot Surgeons 64 comments
The Mystery of Acupuncture Partly Explained In Rat Study 159 comments
Fossil Fuels Are Messing With Carbon Dating 108 comments
Genetic Access Control Code Uses 23andMe DNA Data For Internet Racism 312 comments
New Horizons Returns Best Images of Pluto's Moons Hydra and Nix 33 comments
Scientists Arm Cells With Tiny Lasers 35 comments
CanSat Helps Students Make & Launch Sub-Orbital 'Satellites' (Video) 22 comments
Comet Lander Falls Silent; Scientists Fear It Has Moved 36 comments
Smithsonian Using Kickstart Campaign To Save Armstrong's Moon Suit 229 comments
NASA Funded Study States People Could Be On the Moon By 2021 For $10 Billion 246 comments
Elon Musk: Faulty Strut May Have Led To Falcon 9 Launch Failure 220 comments
Stephen Hawking and Russian Billionaire Start $100 Million Search For Aliens 208 comments
Virgin Galactic SpaceShipTwo's Re-entry Tech: the Feather 62 comments
US Wins Math Olympiad For First Time In 21 Years 280 comments
Company Aims To Launch Spacecraft On Beams of Microwaves 120 comments
Study: Living Near Fracking Correlates With Increased Hospital Visits 132 comments
Asteroid Mining Company's First Satellite Launches From Space Station 35 comments
Antineutrino Detectors Could Be Key To Monitoring Iran's Nuclear Program 79 comments
Researchers Discover Largest Ever Dinosaur With Birdlike Wings and Feathers 47 comments
The Frozen Plains of Pluto's 'Heart' 42 comments
2014 Was Earth's Warmest Year On Record 384 comments
Interviews: Ask Dr. Temple Grandin About Animals and Autism 131 comments
Scientists Develop Nutritious Seaweed That Tastes Like Bacon 174 comments
Preserving Radio Silence At the Square Kilometer Array 27 comments
Scientology Group Urged Veto of Mental Health Bill 265 comments
Astronauts Forced To Take Shelter From Space Junk 55 comments
Chinese Girl Receives Full Skull Reconstruction Via 3D Printing 99 comments
'Pluto Truthers' Are Pretty Sure That the NASA New Horizons Mission Was Faked 309 comments
What Happens When Your Own Limb Is Almost Good Enough? 34 comments
US House Committee Approves Anti-GMO Labeling Law 446 comments
NASA Unveils Historic Pictures of Pluto 108 comments
Mini Ice Age: Nothing To Worry About 195 comments
What Will Happen When Cascadia Subduction Zone Slips 265 comments
MUMPS, the Programming Language For Healthcare 166 comments
As Big Data Plateaus, Data Science Education Grows 41 comments
Does Elon Musk's Hyperloop Make More Sense On Mars? 143 comments
New Horizons Phones Home After Pluto Flyby -- Craft Healthy, Data Recorded 134 comments
Planet Labs Has Launched Over 100 Imaging Satellites with Many More to Come (Video) 15 comments
LHC Discovers Pentaquark Particles 95 comments
Study Details What Happens When Galaxies Collide 52 comments
CIA Shares Julia Child's Shark Repellent Recipe 41 comments
NASA's New Horizons Focuses On Pluto's Largest Moon Charon 77 comments
The Cure Culture: Our Obsession With Cures That Are 'Just Around the Corner' 204 comments
University of Toronto: Anti-vaccine Homeopathy Course Is Fine 273 comments
ISRO Launches Record 5 UK Satellites, Part of a Long String of Successes 33 comments
Twitter Yanks Ads UK Activists Say Could Trigger Seizures 63 comments
New Horizons Gets Closer to Pluto, But Mystery Spots Now Out of Sight 98 comments
Double-Dynamo Model Predicts 60% Fall In Solar Output In The 2030s 249 comments
NASA Names Its Astronauts For the First Dragon and CST-100 Flights 38 comments
New Letters Added To the Genetic Alphabet 74 comments
Black Phosphorus Could Spur the Next Wave of Tiny Transistors 35 comments
SpaceX Rocket Failure Cost NASA $110 Million 204 comments
Bumblebees Being Crushed By Climate Change 225 comments
Lifting the Veil On Pluto's Atmosphere 79 comments
Bomb Squad Searches House Over Teenager's Chemistry Experiments 431 comments
An Organic Computer Using Four Wired-Together Rat Brains 190 comments
Help Save Endangered Rhinos by Making Artificial Horns (Video) 202 comments
Towards Public-Friendly Open Science: YouTube Alongside Journal Articles? 77 comments
Interviews: Ask Shaun Moss About Mars and Colonizing Space 99 comments
Short Sleepers Might Be Benefiting From a DNA Mutation 159 comments
There Aren't a Trillion Different Smells After All 48 comments
Robot Performs Prostate Surgery Inside an MRI 64 comments
Is NASA Planning To "Terraform" Part of the Moon? Not Quite 65 comments
EPFL's CleanSpace One Satellite Will "Eat" Space Junk 53 comments
Catastrophic Chinese Floods Triggered By Air Pollution 59 comments
Astronomers Teach a Machine To Analyze Space Images 28 comments
Study: Women Less Likely To Be Shown Ads For High-paid Jobs On Google 233 comments
UK May Send More People Into Space 87 comments
Most Doctors Work While Sick, Despite Knowing It's Bad For Patients 191 comments
A Real-Time Map of All the Objects In Earth's Orbit 41 comments
Scientists Show Human Aging Rates Vary Widely 285 comments
How Bad User Interfaces Can Ruin Lives 288 comments
Philips Is Revolutionizing Urban Farming With New GrowWise Indoor Farm 279 comments
More Supermassive Black Holes Than We Thought! 92 comments
Ask Slashdot: Have You Tried a Standing Desk? 340 comments
Pluto Probe Back To Normal, Cause of Snafu Found 80 comments
Researchers Study "Harbingers of Failure," Consumers Who Habitually Pick Losers 300 comments
Chinese Zoo Animals Monitored For Earthquake Prediction 29 comments
Checking Mammoth DNA Against Elephants Hints At How They Got Hairy 22 comments
Seahorse Tails Could Inspire New Generation of Robots 15 comments
Glitch Halts New Horizons Operations As It Nears Pluto 107 comments
Russian Progress Cargo Ship Docks With Space Station 47 comments
Scientists Look For Patterns In North Carolina Shark Attacks 92 comments
Why Electric Vehicles Aren't More Popular 688 comments
3-D Ultrasonic Fingerprint Scanning Could Strengthen Smartphone Security 30 comments
Common Medications Sway Moral Judgment 132 comments
Russian Cargo Ship Successfully Makes Orbit, Will Supply ISS 50 comments
The Science of 4th of July Fireworks 40 comments
Rocket Labs Picks New Zealand For Its Launch Site 86 comments
Microsoft Research Open Sources WorldWide Telescope 18 comments
The Epidemic May be Over, But Liberia Has New Ebola Cases 11 comments
Depression: The Secret Struggle Startup Founders Won't Talk About 184 comments
First Human Colonies Should Be Among Venus' Clouds 256 comments
Pew Survey Documents Gaps Between Public and Scientists 278 comments
NASA To Waste $150 Million On SLS Engine That Will Be Used Once 141 comments
Scientist Union's Talks Stall Over Pay 80 comments
What If You Could See Asteroids In the Night Sky? 54 comments
Asteroid Day On June 30 Aims To Raise Awareness of Collision Risks 76 comments
Creating Bacterial "Fight Clubs" To Discover New Drugs 30 comments
Airplane Coatings Help Recoup Fuel Efficiency Lost To Bug Splatter 117 comments
The Underfunded, Disorganized Plan To Save Earth From the Next Giant Asteroid 88 comments
Pass the Doritos, Scientists Develop Computer Game Targeted At Healthy Choices 81 comments
Despite Regulatory Nod, Cheap Ebola Test Still Undeployed 25 comments
Genetic Rescue Efforts Could Help Coral Shrug Off Warmer Oceans 167 comments
Why Didn't Voyager Visit Pluto? 98 comments
Are We Too Quick To Act On Social Media Outrage? 371 comments
The Physics of Lexus's Hoverboard 36 comments
Protesters Block Effort To Restart Work On Controversial Hawaii Telescope 305 comments
Touring NASA's Space Shuttle Cockpit Trainer 18 comments
SpaceX Breaks Down Its Rocket Landing Attempts 72 comments
University Students Made a Working Model Hyperloop 154 comments
Nanoparticle-based Fibers Could Lead To No-fade Textiles With Structural Color 27 comments
Black Hole Awakens After 26 Years 58 comments
Controversial Trial of Genetically Modified Wheat Ends In Disappointment 188 comments
OneWeb Secures "Largest Ever" Rocket Acquisition For Satellite Internet Launch 45 comments
Students Win Prize For Color-Changing Condoms That Detect STDs 171 comments
Stellar Rejuvenation: Some Exoplanets May Get Facelifts 29 comments
DARPA Is Already Working On Designer Organisms To Terraform Mars 136 comments
Supreme Court Upholds Key Obamacare Subsidies 591 comments
High-Fat, High-Sugar Diet Can Lead To Cognitive Decline 244 comments
NHS To Give Volunteers "Synthetic Blood" Made In a Laboratory Within Two Years 57 comments
Elon Musk Probably Won't Be the First Martian 169 comments
Building the Face of a Criminal From DNA 59 comments
SpaceX and OneWeb -- Same Goal, Different Technology and Strategy 54 comments
Color Movie Made of Pluto-Charon System 41 comments
General Mills To Drop Artificial Ingredients In Cereal 163 comments
Mauna Kea Telescope Construction Slated To Resume 65 comments
3D Printing Might Save the Rhinoceros 163 comments
Is the End of Government Acceptance of Homeopathy In Sight? 668 comments
Lawrence Krauss On the Pope's Encyclical: Not Even Close? 305 comments
Plasma Resonance Could Overcome Radio Silence For Returning Spacecraft 62 comments
The Science of Incivility 108 comments
Venus May Have Active Volcanoes 45 comments
'Brain-to-Text' Interface Types Thoughts of Epileptic Patients 31 comments
Triggering a Mouse's Happy Memories With Lasers Gives It the Will To Struggle On 66 comments
Orbiting 'Rest Stops' Could Repair Crumbling Satellites 59 comments
Editing DNA For Fame and Fortune 62 comments
Researchers Claim a Few Cat Videos Per Day Helps Keep the Doctor Away 59 comments
Big-Data Animal Tracking As an Eye On Life and Planet 28 comments
Ask Slashdot: What's the Harm In a Default Setting For Div By Zero? 1067 comments
Russian Official Calls For "International Investigation" of the Apollo Program 307 comments
Should Nuclear Devices Be Kept On Hand To Protect Against Near Earth Objects? 272 comments
Energy Harnessed From Humidity Can Power Small Devices 41 comments
FDA Bans Trans Fat 851 comments
CDC: Americans Getting Heavier, Average Woman Weighs As Much As 1960s Man 409 comments
Philae's Lost Seven Months Were Completely Unnecessary 419 comments
'Warm Neptune' Exoplanets May Have Lots of Helium 20 comments
Monitoring Brain Activity With Mesh Electronics 31 comments
A First: CubeSat-Style Probes To Accompany InSight Mars Lander 22 comments
UW Researchers Prototype Sonar-Based Contactless Sleep Monitoring 40 comments
Online At Last: Comet Lander Philae Wakes Up 62 comments
ESA Still Searching For Philae; May Have Zeroed In On a Possible Location 21 comments
Past a Certain Critical Temperature, the Universe Will Be Destroyed 143 comments
75% of Russia's Satellite Electronics Come From US 127 comments
Congress Decides To Delay US-Launched Astronauts, Keep Using Russian Services 173 comments
Turning a Nail Polish Disaster Into a Teachable Math Moment 126 comments
NASA Building Air Traffic Control System For Drones 38 comments
NASA Probe Reveals More Detail In Pluto's Complex Surface 66 comments
An Origami Inspired Bacteria-Powered Battery 27 comments
Astrobotic To Take Mexican Payload To the Moon 51 comments
Why Our Brains Can't Process the Gravest Threats To Humanity 637 comments
Man With the "Golden Arm" Has Saved Lives of 2 Million Babies 97 comments
NASA Releases Massive Climate Change Data Set 310 comments
Nobel Prize-Winning Scientist Criticizes Role of Women In Labs 412 comments
MIT Team Creates Ultracold Molecules 34 comments
SpaceX Wants Permission To Test Satellite Internet 98 comments
Freedom of Information Requests Turn Up Creationist Materials In Schools 479 comments
Signs of Ancient Cells and Proteins Found In Dinosaur Fossils 51 comments
Google and Facebook Cancel Satellite Plans 33 comments
Parachute Problems Plague NASA's Flying Saucer 41 comments
Computer Modeling Failed During the Ebola Outbreak 193 comments
Robotic Assistive Devices For Independent Living 17 comments
Report: Evidence of Healthcare Breaches Lurks On Infected Medical Devices 42 comments
South Korea Tracks Mobile Phones Over MERS Outbreak 20 comments
Jewels From an Ethiopian Grave Reveal 2,000-Year-Old Link To Rome 82 comments
Colosseum Lift That Carried Wild Animals Into Arena Rebuilt 176 comments
LightSail Wakes Up After Silent Spell and Tries To Spread Solar Sails 72 comments
Chinese Doctor Performs Head Transplants On Mice 203 comments
Rare 9-way Kidney Swap a Success 130 comments
American Pharoah Overcomes Biology To Win Triple Crown 212 comments
NASA To Test Inflatable Donut For Landing On Mars 38 comments
Have Some Physicists Abandoned the Empirical Method? 364 comments
Quantum Gravity Will Be Just Fine Without String Theory 62 comments
Placenta Eating Offers No Benefit To Mom 110 comments
NOAA: Global Warming 'Pause' Never Happened 639 comments
New Test Could Reveal Every Virus That's Ever Infected You 74 comments
Pluto's Outer Moons Orbit Chaotically, With Unpredictable Sunrises and Sunsets 92 comments
Spider Silk Finally Ready For Commercialization 48 comments
Mystery Moon Swirls Caused By Blasts of Comet Gas? 11 comments
NASA Drops $2.3M On Supersonic Aircraft Research 85 comments
SpaceX Applies To Test Internet Service Satellites 50 comments
LHC Restarts High-Energy Quest For Exotic Physics 85 comments
Diphtheria Returns To Spain For Lack of Vaccination 254 comments
How Dinosaurs Shrank and Became Birds 90 comments
Mystery Company Blazes a Trail In Fusion Energy 144 comments
Scientists Discover Sawfish Escape Extinction Through "Virgin Births" 111 comments
How Biostamps Can Replace Clunky Biomedical Sensors 43 comments
Tiny Fantastic Voyage Inspired Robots Are Starting To Get Reasonably Mature 27 comments
Fuel Free Spacecrafts Using Graphene 265 comments
MIT Physicists Build World's First Fermion Microscope 31 comments
The Artificial Pancreas For Diabetics Is Nearly Here 95 comments
Does a Black Hole Have a Shape? 108 comments
LHC Season 2 Is About To Start Testing the Frontiers of Physics 61 comments
Rosetta Team Proposes Landing On Comet To Finish Mission 35 comments
There Is a Finite Limit On How Long Intelligence Can Exist In Our Universe 205 comments
Ground Crew Back In Touch With LightSail Solar Spacecraft 56 comments
New Alloy Bounces Back Into Shape 10 Million Times And Counting 65 comments
Microscopic Underwater Sonic Screwdriver Successfully Tested 28 comments
The Case For a Muon Collider Succeeding the LHC Just Got Stronger 53 comments
Hacking Your Body Through a Nerve In Your Neck 82 comments
Land Art Park Significantly Reduces Jet Engine Noise Near Airport 54 comments
Florida Hospital Shows Normal Internet Lag Time Won't Affect Remote Robotic Surgeries 125 comments
Crowdfunded, Solar-powered Spacecraft Goes Silent 366 comments
Ask Slashdot: What Happens If We Perfect Age Reversing? 692 comments
Live Anthrax Shipped Accidentally To S Korea and US Labs 67 comments
Neil DeGrasse Tyson Urges America To Challenge China To a Space Race 275 comments
Black Hole Plays Pool With Plasma 43 comments
How a Scientist Fooled Millions With Bizarre Chocolate Diet Claims 260 comments
Ways To Travel Faster Than Light Without Violating Relativity 226 comments
Gene Testing Often Gets It Wrong 37 comments
Scientists Reverse Aging In Human Cell Lines 140 comments
Thanks To the Montreal Protocol, We Avoided Severe Ozone Depletion 141 comments
A Ph.D Thesis Defense Delayed By Injustice 77 Years 134 comments
Prospects and Limits For the LHC's Capabilities To Test String Theory 148 comments
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