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New Antifungal Provides Hope in the Fight Against Superbugs 20 comments
What a Government Shutdown Will Mean For NASA and SpaceX 159 comments
A Cheap and Easy Blood Test Could Catch Cancer Early 54 comments
Why Airports Rename Runways When the Magnetic Poles Move 185 comments
You Could Soon Be Manufacturing Your Own Drugs -- Thanks To 3D Printing 96 comments
US Tests Nuclear Power System To Sustain Astronauts On Mars 187 comments
Why People Dislike Really Smart Leaders 633 comments
Ask Slashdot: How Would You Explain Einstein's Theories To a Nine-Year-Old? 285 comments
Global Warming Predictions May Now Be a Lot Less Uncertain 336 comments
2017 Among Warmest Years On Record 185 comments
No More Pancake Syrup? Climate Change Could Bring an End To Sugar Maples 354 comments
US Doctors Plan To Treat Cancer Patients Using CRISPR 51 comments
Meteor Lights Up Southern Michigan 38 comments
Turning Soybeans Into Diesel Fuel Is Costing Us Billions 261 comments
'No One Wants Your Used Clothes Anymore' 326 comments
Salmonella Probably Killed the Aztecs 129 comments
New Study Claims That the 'Black Death' Was Spread By Humans, Not Rats 97 comments
China Builds 'World's Biggest Air Purifier' That Actually Works 138 comments
Is Pop Music Becoming Louder, Simpler and More Repetitive? 477 comments
The James Webb Space Telescope Has Emerged From the Freezer 72 comments
Why You Shouldn't Stifle Your Sneeze 179 comments
SpaceX and Boeing Slated For Manned Space Missions By Year's End 79 comments
Renewable Energy Set To Be Cheaper Than Fossil Fuels By 2020, Says Report 260 comments
FDA Approves First Drug Aimed at Women With Inherited Breast Cancer 33 comments
Scientists Think They've Discovered Lava Tubes Leading To the Moon's Polar Ice 59 comments
Sea Turtles Under Threat As Climate Change Turns Most Babies Female 177 comments
Ice Cliffs Spotted On Mars 83 comments
Scientists Change Our Understanding of How Anaesthesia Messes With the Brain 92 comments
Apple Health Data Is Being Used As Evidence In a Rape and Murder Investigation 185 comments
New Ingestible Pill Can Track Your Farts In Real Time 76 comments
Astronomers May Be Closing in on Source of Mysterious Fast Radio Bursts 57 comments
Rumors Swirl That Secret Zuma Satellite Launched By SpaceX Was Lost 171 comments
UK Backs Off From Banning Reidentification Research 10 comments
Super-Black Is the New Black 101 comments
Ibuprofen Linked To Male Infertility, Study Says 131 comments
SpaceX Completes First Launch of 2018: Secretive 'Zuma' Spacecraft 103 comments
John Young, Legendary Astronaut, Dies at Age 87 41 comments
NASA Tests a Drone To Explore Jupiter's Moon in Antarctica 65 comments
A Popular Sugar Additive May Have Fueled the Spread of Two Superbugs 125 comments
The Orange Goo Used In Everything From Armor To Football Helmets 96 comments
Ancient DNA Reveals a Completely Unknown Population of Native Americans 111 comments
NASA Launches a Mission To Study the Border of Earth and Space 45 comments
Arbitrary Deadlines Are the Enemy of Creativity, According to Harvard Research 123 comments
The Alien Megastructure Around Mysterious 'Tabby's Star' Is Probably Just Dust, Analysis Shows 75 comments
SpaceX's Latest Advantage? Blowing Up Its Own Rocket, Automatically 126 comments
How Do Americans Define Online Harassment? 148 comments
The Most Productive Days and Times In 2017 31 comments
Largest Prime Number Discovered – With More Than 23m Digits 117 comments
Oceans Suffocating as Huge Dead Zones Quadruple Since 1950, Scientists Warn 190 comments
Alcohol Can Cause Irreversible Genetic Damage To Stem Cells, Says Study 145 comments
Price Tag On Gene Therapy For Rare Form of Blindness: $850K 218 comments
Scientists Can Now Blame Individual Natural Disasters On Climate Change 318 comments
Scientists Get Closer To Replicating Human Sperm 224 comments
Energy Department Permanently Closes Damaged Hanford Nuclear Reservation Tank 69 comments
It's So Cold Outside That Sharks Are Actually Freezing to Death 424 comments
First Blue Moon Total Lunar Eclipse in 150 Years Coming This Month 59 comments
Want to Be Happy? Think Like an Old Person 187 comments
UK 'Faces Build-up of Plastic Waste' 308 comments
Some Hopeful Predictions for 2018 75 comments
America's Doctors Are Performing Expensive Procedures That Don't Work 233 comments
Construction Workers Find 30 Perfectly Preserved Dinosaur Eggs 65 comments
How Big Tech is Getting Involved in Your Health Care 50 comments
Neuro, Cyber, Slaughter: Emerging Technological Threats In 2017 38 comments
Math Says You're Driving Wrong and It's Slowing Us All Down 404 comments
The Biggest Rocket Launches and Space Missions We're Looking Forward To in 2018 112 comments
Russia Lost a $45 Million Satellite Because 'They Didn't Get the Coordinates Right' 101 comments
How Pirates Of The Caribbean Hijacked America's Metric System 440 comments
People Who Know How the News Is Made Resist Conspiratorial Thinking 368 comments
Leaving the House Linked To Longevity in Older Adults 54 comments
The WHO May Recognize Excessive Video Gaming As Mental Health Disorder 125 comments
Empirical Research Reveals Three Big Problems With How Patents Are Vetted 94 comments
If Dogs Can Smell Cancer, Why Don't They Screen People? 106 comments
Google's Voice-Generating AI Is Now Indistinguishable From Humans 101 comments
Flying in Airplanes Exposes People To More Radiation Than Standing Next To a Nuclear Reactor 275 comments
NASA Begins Planning For An Interstellar Mission In 2069 143 comments
Should Plant-Based Meat Replace Beef Completely? 669 comments
CMU Researchers Reveal How Their AI Beat The World's Top Poker Players 36 comments
Wired Publishes Fake Christmas Letter By Elon Musk 32 comments
Days Before Christmas, Theranos Secures $100 Million in New Funding 96 comments
Can We Get Global Broadband From Low-Earth Orbit Satellites? 134 comments
Experts Cast Doubt on 'Alien Alloys' in the New York Times' UFO Story 206 comments
The Lower Your Social Class, the 'Wiser' You Are, Suggests New Study 311 comments
SpaceX Rocket Stuns Californians As It Carries 10 Satellites Into Space 105 comments
Elon Musk Shows Off the Tesla Roadster That SpaceX Will Send Beyond Mars 118 comments
Elon Musk Shows Off Near-Complete Falcon Heavy Rocket 150 comments
US Drugmaker Raises Price of Vitamins By More Than 800% 275 comments
Where in the World is Mars' Water? 102 comments
FDA Approves First-Ever Gene Therapy For Inherited Form of Blindness 58 comments
A Federal Ban On Making Lethal Viruses Is Lifted 156 comments
NASA Advances Missions To Land a Flying Robot on Titan or Snatch a Piece of a Comet 49 comments
Interstellar Object 'Oumuamua' Appears To Be Wrapped In An Organic Insulation Layer 242 comments
France Passes Law To Ban All Oil, Gas Production By 2040 259 comments
Scientists Confirm There Was Life On Earth 3.5 Billion Years Ago 176 comments
Older Adults' Forgetfulness Tied To Faulty Brain Rhythms In Sleep, Study Says 70 comments
CDC Director Says No Words Are Actually Banned At the CDC 177 comments
Flat Earther Now Wants To Launch His Homemade Rocket From a Balloon 314 comments
Trump Administration Prohibits CDC Policy Analysts From Using the Words 'Science-Based' 458 comments
The US Military Admits It Spent $22 Million Investigating UFOs 166 comments
NASA Uses Its First Recycled SpaceX Rocket For a Re-Supply Mission 93 comments
Don't Keep Cellphones Next To Your Body, California Health Department Warns 344 comments
The Science That's Never Been Cited 91 comments
Contact Lens Startup Hubble Sold Lenses With a Fake Prescription From a Made-up Doctor 325 comments
Astronomers Have Come Up With a Better Way To Weigh Millions of Solitary Stars 43 comments
Noninvasive Radiation Therapy Halts Deadly Heart Rhythm 28 comments
NASA, Google Spot Eighth Planet in Solar System Rivaling Ours 69 comments
Space Is Not a Void 285 comments
Solar Power and Batteries Are Encroaching On Natural Gas In Energy Production 182 comments
The Environmental Cost of Internet Porn 302 comments
Universities Spend Millions on Accessing Results of Publicly Funded Research 76 comments
Why Meteoroids Explode Before Hitting the Earth 58 comments
Paris Summit Finds New Money, Tech To Fight Climate Change 203 comments
Ask Slashdot: What Is Your View On UFO Sightings? 384 comments
Synthetic DNA-Based Drug Is First To Slow Progress of Huntington's Disease 35 comments
President Trump Is Sending NASA Back To The Moon 307 comments
Google's Machine Learning Is Analyzing Data From NASA's Kepler Space Telescope 27 comments
Researchers Say Human Lifespans Have Already Hit Their Peak 247 comments
New Satellite Experiment Helps Confirm Einstein's Equivalence Principle 71 comments
Reading Information Aloud To Yourself Improves Memory 54 comments
Toyota's New Power Plant Will Create Clean Energy From Manure 75 comments
'Nature' Editorial Juxtaposes FOIA Email Release With Illegal Hacking 69 comments
Almost All Bronze Age Artifacts Were Made From Meteorite Iron 132 comments
Boeing CEO Says Boeing Will Beat SpaceX To Mars 128 comments
What It Looks Like When You Fry Your Eye In An Eclipse 135 comments
The Firestorm This Time: Why Los Angeles Is Burning 231 comments
Earth Will Likely Be Much Warmer In 2100 Than We Anticipated, Scientists Warn 379 comments
Victims of Mystery Attacks In Cuba Left With Anomalies In Brain Tissue 233 comments
FCC Chair Ajit Pai Falsely Claims Killing Net Neutrality Will Help Sick and Disabled People 207 comments
Air Pollution Harm To Unborn Babies May Be Global Health Catastrophe, Warn Doctors 132 comments
The International Space Station is Super Germy 88 comments
New Evidence Points To Icy Plate Tectonics On Europa 67 comments
'Watershed' Medical Trial Proves Type 2 Diabetes Can Be Reversed 224 comments
Why Some People Can Hear Silent GIF 167 comments
The Compelling Case For Working Less 176 comments
The World's Astonishing Dependence On Fossil Fuels Hasn't Changed In 40 Years 243 comments
Fewer Toys Gives Kids a Better Quality of Playtime, Study Claims 145 comments
Nations Agree To Ban Fishing in Arctic Ocean For At Least 16 Years 96 comments
Silicon Valley Billionaires Award $22 Million in 'Breakthrough Prizes' 23 comments
Two Stars Collided And Solved Half of Astronomy's Problems. Now What? 171 comments
Can Researchers Detect Irregular Heart Rhythms with the Apple Watch? 42 comments
Your Brain 'Blinks' When Your Attention Shifts, Researchers Discover 87 comments
A Programing Error Blasted 19 Russian Satellites Back Towards Earth 90 comments
SpaceX Plans To Blast a Tesla Roadster Into Orbit Around Mars 272 comments
China's Dark Matter Probe Detects Tantalizing Signal 37 comments
Controversial Study Claims 'Smartphone Addiction' Alters the Brain 64 comments
Voyager 1 Fires Up Thrusters After 37 Years 127 comments
Health Risks To Farmworkers Increase As Workforce Ages 77 comments
SpaceX's First Falcon Heavy Launch Will Now Take Place In 2018 131 comments
CNN Visualizes Climate Change-Driven Arctic Melt With 360-Degree VR Video 163 comments
An Unconscious Patient With a 'DO NOT RESUSCITATE' Tattoo 454 comments
Study Finds Dogs Are Brainier Than Cats 330 comments
Bacteria Found On ISS May Be Alien In Origin, Says Cosmonaut 240 comments
DNA Analysis Finds That Yetis Are Actually Bears 121 comments
Physicists Made An Unprecedented 53 Qubit Quantum Simulator 70 comments
Scientists Call For Ban On Glitter, Say It's a Global Hazard That Pollutes Oceans 121 comments
This Impenetrable Program Is Transforming How Courts Treat DNA Evidence 186 comments
AI Goes Bilingual -- Without a Dictionary 99 comments
Destiny 2 Misrepresented XP Gains To Its Players Until the Developers Got Caught 112 comments
Scientists Have Built Robot Muscles That Can Lift 1,000 Times Their Own Weight 119 comments
Facebook Rolls Out AI To Detect Suicidal Posts Before They're Reported 171 comments
Could Collapsing Antarctic Glaciers Raise Sea Levels Sooner Than Expected? 418 comments
Big Tobacco Loses 11-Year Fight, Forced To Broadcast 'Dangers of Smoking' Ads 274 comments
Did Elon Musk Create Bitcoin? 189 comments
Flat Earther's Homemade Rocket Launcher Breaks Down in His Driveway 246 comments
Lightning Can Trigger Nuclear Reactions, Creating Rare Atomic Isotopes 75 comments
Living In Nuclear Disaster Fallout Zone Would Be No Worse Than Living In London, Research Suggests 278 comments
How Coral Researchers Are Coping With the Death of Reefs 57 comments
Devs Working To Stop Go Math Error Bugging Crypto Software 73 comments
Why Do Left-Handers Excel at Certain Elite Sports But Not Others? 131 comments
Flowing Water On Mars' Surface May Just Be Rolling Sand Instead 81 comments
Study Finds Different Types of Alcohol Can Determine Different Moods 156 comments
Apple Scientists Disclose Self-Driving Car Research 34 comments
Night Being 'Lost' To Artificial Light 119 comments
The Feds Are Officially Cracking Down on Basement Biohackers 220 comments
Turkeys Are Twice as Big as They Were in 1960 158 comments
Russia Detects a Significant Radiation Spike In Mountains Close To Soviet-Era Nuclear Plant 125 comments
How the Sugar Industry Tried To Hide Health Effects of Its Product 50 Years Ago 283 comments
Flat Earther Plans To Launch Homemade Manned Rocket 555 comments
Study of Recent Interstellar Asteroid Reveals Bizarre Shape 144 comments
UCLA Researchers Use Solar To Create and Store Hydrogen 61 comments
Upsurge in Big Earthquakes Predicted for 2018 88 comments
First Ever Anti-Aging Gene Discovered In a Secluded Amish Community 159 comments
What They Don't Tell You About Climate Change 624 comments
46% of Americans Now Have High Blood Pressure 295 comments
Scientists Develop Kill Switches In Case Bioengineered Microbes Go Rogue 66 comments
Could a Helium-Resistant Material Usher In an Age of Nuclear Fusion? 128 comments
Study of 500,000 Teens Suggests Association Between Excessive Screen Time and Depression 128 comments
A Stable Plasma Ring Has Been Created In Open Air For the First Time Ever 113 comments
The House's Tax Bill Levies a Tax On Graduate Student Tuition Waivers 578 comments
Stanford Trains AI To Diagnose Pneumonia Better Than a Radiologist In Just Two Months 75 comments
Astronomers Find An Earth-Size World Just 11 Light Years Away 175 comments
Researchers Analyze DNA From 'Supercentenarians' Aged 110+ To Discover Secret To Longevity 98 comments
League of Legends Rank Predicts IQ, Study Finds 85 comments
US Scientists Try 1st Gene Editing in the Body 74 comments
Elon Musk's 'Scientific Method' 240 comments
What Did 17th Century Food Taste Like? 197 comments
FDA Approves Digital Pill That Tracks If Patients Have Ingested Their Medication 72 comments
Study Finds SpaceX Investment Saved NASA Hundreds of Millions 156 comments
More Than 15,000 Scientists From 184 Countries Issue 'Warning To Humanity' 405 comments
Bill Gates Pledges $100 Million To Find an Alzheimer's Cure, His First Commitment To a Non-communicable Disease 135 comments
New Study Suggests We Don't Understand Supervolcanoes 105 comments
Asgardia Becomes the First Nation Deployed in Space 176 comments
NASA Funds Designs for a Nuclear Thermal Propulsion Rocket 172 comments
Is Physical Law an Alien Intelligence? 264 comments
Your Visual Skills Are Not Correlated To Your IQ 201 comments
Study Finds Robot Surgeons Are Actually Slower and More Expensive 44 comments
How Two Scientists Accurately Predicted Global Warming in 1967 218 comments
The Computer Scientist Who Prefers Voting With Paper 219 comments
NASA Discovers Mantle Plume That's Melting Antarctica From Below 244 comments
Ford Pilots a New Exoskeleton To Lessen Worker Fatigue 48 comments
Exit Interview: Scott Kelly 62 comments
Human Mini-Brains Growing Inside Rat Bodies Are Starting To Integrate 193 comments
Cities Are Scolding Countries at UN Climate Conference To Cut Emissions 159 comments
Indian Capital Declares Emergency as Toxic Smog Thickens By the Hour 129 comments
NASA: We're Not Building Flying Taxi Software For Uber 24 comments
Scientists Save Child's Life By Growing Him New Skin 107 comments
SpaceX Rocket Engine Explodes During Test 115 comments
NASA Is Working With Uber on Its Flying Taxi Project 51 comments
NASA Astronaut Dick Gordon, Pilot of Gemini and Apollo 12, Dies At 88 58 comments
EPA Approves Release of Bacteria-Carrying Mosquitoes To 20 States 133 comments
'Quark Fusion' Produces Eight Times More Energy Than Nuclear Fusion 173 comments
New Technology Should Be Neither Feared Nor Trusted 61 comments
The US Is Now the Only Country In the World To Reject the Paris Climate Deal 719 comments
Florida Attempts the Largest Hydraulic Restoration Project In the World To Save the Everglades 98 comments
Sleep Deprivation Disrupts Brain-Cell Communication, Study Finds 87 comments
US Court Grants ISPs and Search Engine Blockade of Sci-Hub 165 comments
The Disappearing American Grad Student 268 comments
China Plans to Also Launch Reusable Spaceplanes by 2020 92 comments
Hole In The Ozone Layer Smallest In 29 Years 181 comments
Jeff Bezos Just Sold $1.1 Billion in Amazon Stock 69 comments
3D Printing Doubles the Strength of Stainless Steel 96 comments
Laika, the Pioneering Space Dog, Was Launched 60 Years Ago Today 74 comments
Five New Asteroids Surprise Astronomers In Hubble Images 33 comments
Massive Government Report Says Climate Is Warming and Humans Are the Cause 415 comments
'Discovery of the Century': Mysterious Void Discovered In Egypt's Great Pyramid 299 comments
The International Space Station Is Getting Its First Printer Upgrade in 17 Years 174 comments
Scientists Have Mathematical Proof That It's Impossible To Stop Aging 177 comments
The Asteroid That Wiped Out Dinosaurs Plunged Earth Into Catastrophic Winter 103 comments
NASA Wants Private Company To Take Over Spitzer Space Telescope 37 comments
Every Other Summer Will Shatter Heat Records Within a Decade 322 comments
Can Japan Burn Flammable Ice For Energy? 153 comments
Scientists Prove Emoticons Are Not Universally Understood 122 comments
Entrepreneurial Space Age Began In 2009, Says Report 67 comments
MIT Researchers Trained AI To Write Horror Stories Based On 140,000 Reddit Posts 37 comments
New VibWrite System Uses Finger Vibrations To Authenticate Users 44 comments
Algorithm Can Identify Suicidal People Using Brain Scans 87 comments
SpaceX Lands the 13th Falcon 9 Rocket of the Year In Flames 106 comments
Carbon Pollution Touched 800,000 Year Record in 2016, WMO Says 354 comments
How Data Science Powered the Search for MH370 133 comments
SLAC Uses Nobel Prize-Winning Technique To Investigate Battery Fires 17 comments
Can Science Make Alcohol Safer? 107 comments
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