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Supporting Science is as American as the Constitution and the Founding Fathers

From Esquire WASHINGTON-They named this town-Forgive me, This Town-after a man of science, a surveyor and an experimental farmer from down the cowpaths in Virginia. In 1783, while waiting to hear that the fighting part of the American Revolution was … Continue reading

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Fossils may be earliest known multicellular life: study

Paris (AFP) – Fossils accidentally discovered in South Africa are probably the oldest fungi ever found by a margin of 1.2 billion years, rewriting the evolutionary story of these organisms which are neither flora nor fauna, researchers said Monday. If … Continue reading

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‘Flying car’ takes flight, cleared for sale and rec use

Michael: Here comes WWIII. What good will it have been to vote in a Republican, evne the worst one of all time, if there’s nothing left of our country when he’s finished cooking our goose? What exactly was the point? … Continue reading

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Genetic factors could be to blame for zombie drug Spice's worse side-effects

A team of scientists is on a quest to identify those most at risk of suffering from the worst side-effects of synthetic cannabinoids, commonly known as ‘Spice’ or ‘k2’. The researchers want to understand how the body processes these man-made … Continue reading

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The EPA won't be shutting down its open data website after all

Scientists and data experts are closely tracking the websites of federal agencies, noting changes to pages dealing with climate change and energy since President Donald Trump took office.  On Monday, they noticed an alarming message posted to the Environmental Protection … Continue reading

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France probes Peugeot over emissions cheating

Paris (AFP) – France on Monday opened a judicial enquiry into allegations carmaking giant PSA cheated on diesel pollution tests in the latest twist in a huge emissions scandal which hit the industry in 2015. The carmaker vowed to “defend … Continue reading

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Tour London's Natural History Museum in VR with David Attenborough

You’ll soon be able to take a hands-on tour of London’s Natural History Museum with famed naturalist Sir David Attenborough, right from the comfort of your couch. The new project combines interactive virtual-reality (VR) technology with a TV documentary, in … Continue reading

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What Has 1,800 Teeth and a Suction Cup? A New Clingfish Species

What has at least 1,800 teeth, a snout like a duck, a suction cup on its belly, and has only ever been seen in a couple of old museum specimen jars? The clingfish family’s newest member. Nettorhamphos radula is a … Continue reading

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The ESA’s dramatic video shows why space junk is such a big problem

[embedded content] Subscribe on YouTube Scientists met in Germany last week to discuss a looming but practically invisible problem facing humanity — the millions of pieces of space junk orbiting our planet. Debris large enough to destroy a spacecraft has more … Continue reading

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Kids Under 12 Shouldn't Take Codeine Drugs, FDA Says

Children younger than 12 should not take codeine, a drug found in some cough and pain medicines, according to new rules from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) that further restrict the use of this drug in kids. Parents should … Continue reading

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