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Thatâ€™s why all those weird, possibly toxic flavorings are allowedâ€”and the lax regulatory environment goes back a century.
The controversial pioneer of free software resigned from MIT over his remarks on Jeffrey Epstein and Marvin Minsky. Stallman wonâ€™t be the last.
Joerg Arnu loves the secretive military base, documents it on an exhaustive fan site, and wants people to visitâ€”just not all at once.
Let's compute the power output required to sprint up a vertical wall.
Opinion: Aided by AI, brain scans know your past and future as well as your DNA. Determining their ethical implications is vital to scientific integrity.
A drone company on Great Abaco, in the Bahamas, was prepared to deliver emergency supplies if the hurricane struck. Dorian had other plans.
Vescovo says he dove deeper than Cameron. Cameron says not so fast. Perhaps only Poseidon knows for sure.
A new measurement seems to eliminate an anomaly that has captivated physicists for nearly a decade.
MITâ€™s Media Lab, Harvard, Stanford, hospitalsâ€”they all take money from donors. Whether it's to truly help the world, or merely burnish a reputation, the money nevertheless bends the arc of the innovation universe.
In science, progress is all about building a better modelâ€”explaining more with less.
After years of digging, archaeologists discover nine medieval graves holding the remains of at least 300 people.
A hurricane bounces NOAA's sensor-packed plane around with such violence, the crew spends a good amount of time in zero G.
The contentious Ocean Cleanup campaign has an idea where marine plastic ends up. But it's already stirring debate.
Bina Venkataraman, author of *The Optimist's Telescope*, talks about the future: how to imagine it, how to be optimistic, how to not kill a million babies.
For the first time, a patient got treated for HIV and cancer at the same time, with an infusion of gene-edited stem cells. The results? Mixed.
A so-called super-Earth with water in its atmosphere has many appealing attributes. But that doesn't mean it hosts life.
A startup plans to manufacture fiber optic cable on the International Space Station and then ship it back to customers on Earth. Easy!
In his book *Something Deeply Hidden*, the physicist explores the idea of Many Worlds, which holds that the universe continually splits into new branches.
Big Pharma has come under fire for mislabeled drugs, price spikes, and life-threatening shortages. Now a handful of startups hope to clean up the industry.
New shape-shifting liquids can move or morph on command. One scientist even used them to make liquid cables for his headphones.
Processed foods are bad for you, right? So super-processed, plant-based meat must be terrible, right? Not so fast on either count.
A philosopher of science worries that the analogy between black holes and thermodynamics has been stretched too far.
The Indian Space Research Organization says it lost contact with its lunar lander shortly before touchdown.
All you need is some topsy-turvy force analysis and this simple equation.
If successful, India will become the fourth country to put a lander on lunar soil. The spacecraft will then collect data on the south pole's many mysteries.
Canadians call the abandonment of coasts and floodplains a â€œstrategic retreat.â€ American politicians call it literally anything else they can.
Follow the eight steps described in this video, and you too can start solving Rubik's cubes faster ... and faster ... and faster.
Called the eDumper, the massive truck relies on regenerative braking to recover some of its energy as it slows down. Let's break down the physics.
On Wednesday night, the Democratic candidates in CNN's climate town hall weaponized a uniquely human tool: stories.
A study in mice finds that inhaling the vapor from an e-cigaretteâ€”no nicotine neededâ€”raised their odds of dying after exposure to the flu virus.
Over the course of seven hours, 10 candidates will describe their climate policies. Here are the words and issues to watch for in their answers.
Sediment samples show microplastics have been accumulating on the sea floor since the 1940s, the deposition rates doubling every 15 years.
The storm evolved swiftly and unpredictably. But it was other weather phenomena that caused Dorian to stall, devastating the island nation.