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PG&E’s electrical equipment likely caused California’s massive Camp Fire. That’s particularly maddening because science knows full well how to stop that.
OK, so it was never great in the first place. But the rise of rank nationalists could finally—perversely—spark an era of progress and cooperation for all humanity.
Never-ending notifications. Pull-to-refresh rewards. There's no escape from surveillance capitalism.
Researchers say that highly moral people are often unable to get the joke. It claims this actually often makes them unlikeable.
The genetically modified bacteria created by Synlogic, a firm co-founded by MIT, could be used to treat liver and bowel diseases by mopping up toxins inside the gut.
Mild UK conditions have seen flowers blooming this month, with insects temporarily disturbed from hibernation over winter. A red admiral butterfly was seen last month five months ahead of time.
Collection #1 appears to be the biggest public breach yet, with millions of unique passwords sitting out in the open.
Some have claimed that users' selfies could unknowingly be used as part of a dataset for Facebook's facial recognition algorithm to learn age progression and age recognition.
Plastic litter, untreated sewage, fertilisers and heavy metals, is pouring into the oceans, the UK's Environmental Audit Committee has warned.
NASA’s InSight lander is leaning in for a better listen of Mars’ underground tremors. The lander lowered its seismometer and dropped the slack to prevent fluttering.
In the Q&A, students were asked whether or not they value statistics, how they felt about their ability to do math, fear of statistics teachers, test and class anxiety and if they feared asking for help.
Despite the backlash, the fact that the Gillette ad exists at all is an undeniable sign of progress.
Researchers at UC San Diego 3D-printed structures that mimic the feathers' vanes, barbs and barbules to better understand their properties.
A new investigation into the genome of Asian populations has spotted the footprint of a long-ago hominid that appears to have been cross-bred from two different species of human ancestor.
Scientists at the . University of British Columbia have managed to grow 'perfect' human blood vessels in the lab for the first time.
The "Google of Russia" showed up in Vegas with a bold and daring demonstration of what a Moscow-trained robot Moscow can do.
Facebook spent the better part of 2018 trying to show users how it collects vast amounts of data on them, but it turns out the vast majority still have no idea the firm tracks their interests for ad targeting.
Antibiotics are still massively overprescribed, a new study shows. With no new drugs in sight, some scientists are turning to Crispr for a reboot.
The huge tank is being stress tested at NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Alabama.
In a new study, a Dartmouth College researcher attempts to delve into the ‘rarely explored’ relationship between private property (in this case, a shell) and penis size evolution.