Science & Technology

House Science Committee Flouts Ethics Rules By Promoting RNC Press Release As News

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Goop Deletes Yet Another Strange Health Claim After Getting Fact-Checked By NASA

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Yellowstone Grizzly To Be Removed From Endangered Species List

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Kepler Mission Has Released Its Catalogue Of Exoplanets, But What Have We Learnt About These Worlds?

Elizabeth Tasker, Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) On Monday June 19, NASA held a media briefing to announce the completed catalogue of exoplanets from the Kepler Mission. The catalogue lists 4,034 exoplanet discoveries, including 219 new finds. Ten of these new worlds are close in size to the Earth and reside within their star’s habitable…

Rick Perry Gets Schooled On Climate Change

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Here's How A Duke Professor Broke Down Wizard Genetics In 'Harry Potter'

function onPlayerReadyVidible(e){‘undefined’!=typeof HPTrack&&HPTrack.Vid.Vidible_track(e)}!function(e,i){if(e.vdb_Player){if(‘object’==typeof commercial_video){var a=”,o=’m.fwsitesection=’+commercial_video.site_and_category;if(a+=o,commercial_video[‘package’]){var c=’&m.fwkeyvalues=sponsorship%3D’+commercial_video[‘package’];a+=c}e.setAttribute(‘vdb_params’,a)}i(e.vdb_Player)}else{var t=arguments.callee;setTimeout(function(){t(e,i)},0)}}(document.getElementById(‘vidible_1’),onPlayerReadyVidible); Anyone who has sat through a high school biology lecture on genetics understands the basics of dominant and recessive alleles, which explain, among other things, how two brown-eyed parents can have a blue-eyed baby. When you start talking magical ability, however, things become more complicated. That was the…

Rocky Flats Made Nukes. Then It Made A Mess. Now It's About To Become A Public Park.

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Al Franken Butts Heads With Interior Secretary Over Climate Change

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NASA Has Found Hundreds Of Potential New Planets

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