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Tuesday, November 07, 2017
Congress is once again considering a federal ban on shark fins, used in soup. But scientists are divided about whether a ban is the best way to protect the creatures, which are imperiled worldwide.
Saturday, May 27, 2017
Some compare the democratization of personal computing in the 1970s to the current changes in access to genetic engineering tools, in part thanks to the CRISPR gene editing tool.
Sunday, April 23, 2017
Digesters convert livestock manure into electricity. Farmers can use it to power their operations or even sell some back to the grid. But some have found the technology too pricey to maintain.
Thursday, January 05, 2017
Foreign fisheries exporting seafood to the U.S. will now have to meet the same standards for protecting whales, dolphins, and other marine mammals as American fisheries do.
Friday, December 30, 2016
A diet high in saturated fats and sugars can affect the parts of the brain that are important to memory. Diet-linked brain changes can also make people more likely to crave unhealthful food.
Sunday, December 11, 2016
In a new book, journalist and author John Pomfret tackles a relationship that stretches back to America's earliest years and is now more important — and challenging — than ever.
Sunday, December 11, 2016
Using light-conductive materials, researchers have built a robot hand that can sense shapes and textures. Soft robotics holds promise for better prosthetics or machines with a more "human" touch.
Tuesday, December 06, 2016
In her new book, Sarah Lohman says that even though America is culturally and ethnically diverse, its food is united by a handful of tastes that have permeated the nation's cuisine for centuries.
Thursday, August 04, 2016
Too much salty goodness isn't great for health. Food companies looking to cut the sodium while keeping the flavor have a promising candidate: potassium chloride. But it's far from perfect.
Thursday, July 14, 2016
A recent federal court ruling has advocates, researchers and the dissenting judge worried that sharing passwords, even in seemingly innocuous circumstances, could be considered unlawful.
Thursday, July 07, 2016
The Hong Kong movie industry is best known for martial arts and crime thrillers, but this year's hottest film is a dark meditation on what Hong Kong could be like in 2025.
Thursday, May 12, 2016
Users of an app developed by the University of Michigan to help with jet lag entered information on their time zone and sleep patterns that helped academics with their work. But is the approach valid?
Friday, April 15, 2016
Almost one-quarter of ICU nurses have symptoms of PTSD, studies find, and other nurses are seriously stressed at work, too. Some hospitals are trying to come up with ways to help them cope.
Monday, April 07, 2014
A few weeks ago, January Chang, a student at National Taiwan University, joined her fellow students in protesting a controversial trade agreement, which would bring Taiwan closer to China. The students occupied Taiwan's legislature, and some of them are still there, but they had a problem: With weak or ...
Sunday, March 16, 2014
About six months ago, a group of physicists in the U.S. working on the Large Hadron Collider addressed a problem they've been having for a while: Whenever they had meetings, everyone stuck to the prepared slides and couldn't really answer questions that weren't immediately relevant to what was on the ...
Wednesday, March 05, 2014
In our Weekly Innovation series, we pick an interesting idea, design or product that you may not know about yet. Do you have an innovation to share? Use our form.
If you thought LED headlights were bright enough, automakers are looking ahead to even more powerful beams using ...
Sunday, February 23, 2014
Jason Munkel and his father Bill are 39 years apart in age, but since last year, they've been sitting down together to play Call of Duty: Ghosts almost every night.
They also broadcast their gameplay to more than 120,000 followers, who watch the father-son duo pursue and shoot enemies ...
Friday, February 21, 2014
The way that prescription drugs are advertised on TV could be better, especially when it comes to communicating the risks and side effects of medicines. Now the Food and Drug Administration is calling for research into how the ads could be improved.
The problem, as Michael Wolf, a health ...
Sunday, February 16, 2014
Last August, Jeffrey Lewis saw a North Korean propaganda video, posted in April 2012, which showed its missile launchers holding intercontinental ballistic missiles, shot from an oddly-shaped building.
He was curious. So with a team of students, he modeled what the building would look like and searched for what North ...
Tuesday, February 11, 2014
The FBI is making a limited-time offer at 12 of its field offices across the nation from Albuquerque and Los Angeles to New York City and Washington, D.C.: During the next 60 days, if you help them catch someone aiming a laser pointer at a plane, the FBI is ...