Science & Technology

Trump Celebrates National Parks — After Proposing To Slash Their Funding

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Powerful Earthquake Rocks Underwater Divers In The Philippines

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New Study FINALLY Explains Why Your Shoe Laces Come Untied

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Are You Ready For The Technological Singularity?

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Scott Pruitt Heads To Coal Mine To Pitch New EPA Agenda

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Space Group Protests Donald Trump From 90,000 Feet Above Earth

Edgar Mitchell, the late NASA astronaut who had walked on the moon, once said that when you see Earth from outer space, you develop a “global consciousness … an intense dissatisfaction with the state of the world, and a compulsion to do something about it.” “From out there on the Moon, international politics look so petty,” Mitchell…

NASA Says Saturn's Icy Moon Enceladus Could Harbor Alien Life

Saturn’s icy moon Enceladus could theoretically be home to methane-producing alien life, NASA said Thursday.  Researchers made the announcement based on data from 2015, when the spacecraft Cassini detected the presence of hydrogen during a flyby through a plume of gas and ice erupting from Enceladus’ south pole. The hydrogen, which is escaping into space…

Oklahoma Is Trying To Undermine Science In Classrooms (Again)

A bill that could undermine science education in schools is moving through Oklahoma’s legislature ― again.  If the Oklahoma Science Education Act, which allows the state’s public school teachers to challenge scientific facts during classroom instruction, sounds familiar, that’s because it’s the seventh year in a row Sen. Josh Brecheen (R) has introduced some iteration of…

This Earth Day, You Can Adopt A Piece Of The Planet

Planning anything special for this year’s Earth Day? Here’s something pretty extraordinary to do: Adopt a piece of our planet. NASA wants to help you do it. This is no joke. The space agency is putting Earth up for adoption ― 64,000 pieces of it. All you do is type your name into the site,…

The ‘Stealth Move’ That Improved Michigan's Vaccine Rates

Just three years ago, Michigan had the fourth-highest rate of unvaccinated kindergartners in the nation. But when a charter school in northwestern Traverse City reported nearly two dozen cases of whooping cough and several cases of measles that November, state officials were jolted to action. Without much fanfare — or time for opponents to respond…