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08/17/2017 05:23 AM
Make Your Own Eclipse Viewer
No eclipse glasses? No problem. Make your own solar viewer; (almost) no tools required.

08/16/2017 05:09 PM
Probiotic Bacteria Could Protect Newborns From Deadly Infection
Each year more than 600,000 babies die of sepsis. Researchers have found a simple way to prevent it: Feed babies probiotic bacteria that are common in kimchi, pickles and other fermented vegetables.

08/16/2017 05:00 PM
With Heavy Drinking On The Rise, How Much Is Too Much?
Binge-drinking sounds like an all-night bender, but here's a reality check: Many social drinkers may "binge" without knowing it. Women who drink four or more drinks on an occasion are binge-drinking.

08/16/2017 04:45 PM
Trump Rolls Back Obama-Era Flood Standards For Infrastructure Projects
An Obama order called for new public infrastructure projects to be built to withstand rising sea levels caused by climate change. President Trump revoked that order to accelerate the review process.

08/16/2017 04:36 PM
The Best Item In An Astronaut's Care Package? Definitely The Ice Cream
Unlike other cargo vehicles, the SpaceX spacecraft can return to Earth without burning up. So it's equipped with freezers for transporting medical samples — and the occasional frozen treat.

08/16/2017 03:31 PM
NASA Astronauts Set To Get Sweet Treat With Next Delivery To International Space Station
This week, a rocket bound for the International Space Station lifted off with 6,400 pounds of supplies. Along with the provisions, medical supplies and experiments, NASA astronauts will be getting a special care package with ice cream.

08/16/2017 12:23 PM
At CERN, Hunting For Invisible Worlds
With so many dedicated to solving nature's riddles at CERN, it's hard not to think of it as a modern cathedral, a link between reason and mystery, a place of pilgrimage, says blogger Marcelo Gleiser.

08/16/2017 09:50 AM
Here's What You Need To Know About The Total Solar Eclipse
As America prepares for the eclipse on Aug. 21, here are some basic facts about the phenomenon.

08/16/2017 05:31 AM
How Eclipses Changed History
Newton and Einstein had big ideas, but needed an eclipse to prove them. And scientists are still pursuing secrets of the universe one eclipse at a time.

08/15/2017 03:29 PM
Scientists Move To Establish Wildlife Preserve At Guantanamo Bay
In the 15 years since the Guantanamo Bay detention camp was established to house suspected terrorists, a green buffer surrounding the facility to keep out the world has reverted back to the wild. Now some scientists would like to turn it into a protected research area.

08/15/2017 02:01 PM
Can We Feed The World With Farmed Fish?
New research suggests there is space on the open ocean to farm essentially all the seafood humans can eat — and then some. But such volumes of fish and shellfish could not be grown without costs.

08/15/2017 12:37 PM
In The Event Of A Nuclear Blast, Don't Condition Your Hair
That advice came in guidelines issued to residents of Guam on how to prepare for a missile threat on the island. The reason is conditioner can trap radioactive particles in strands of hair.

08/15/2017 11:47 AM
Science, Solitude And The Sacred On The Appalachian Trail
There is no greater source for science, for the inspiration to do science, than the wild; that is where the sense of sacredness at the root of science's aspiration lives, says blogger Adam Frank.

08/15/2017 10:02 AM
Greenland Is Still Burning, But The Smoke May Be The Real Problem
Wildfires are still burning in western Greenland, close to the Arctic island's ice sheet. As the fires burn, they release black particles that can coat the ice and snow, and make it melt more quickly.

08/15/2017 04:00 AM
6,000-Year-Old Knee Joints Suggest Osteoarthritis Isn't Just Wear And Tear
Even after a Harvard team took into account differences in age and weight among ancient specimens and knees today, they found that modern humans tend to have more osteoarthritis.