Understanding about scientific inquiry
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An extermination trick that married insecticide with sugar worked for a while — but then suddenly lost its power against roaches. Now More
Space messengers: Private or public?
After an asteroid strikes, meteorite hunters go to work. What are the rules when you are looking for a hunk of outer space! More
Scientists have tracked a light beam that’s half-a-million light years long to a monster black hole and found that the hole and its More
Finding the killers — in advance
Can we spot young, male, angry, frustrated killers in advance? Will science help us identify them in time? Lessons from the past. More
Boasting about the boson
Award follows last year’s sighting of elusive boson at world’s largest atom smasher. At last, matter can have mass, and physics can More
Take a modern volcano, and multiply it by 1,000. That’s a super-volcano. Their rare eruptions change landscapes and weather. How long More
Denial of science, science of denial
How do patents work? What is “new, non-obvious and useful”? What will happen after the biggest change in patent law in 60 years? More
Shaking it up: Maverick scientist dies
Sometimes, scientists feel the need to leave the lab and warn the public about onrushing hazards. Rowland warned about ozone, but More
New math mavens = pigeons?
Can pigeons learn an abstract mathematical rule? Apparently! More
Flight without wings
Scientists thought wings were the first evidence of flight. But plenty of falling ants can glide back to “their” tree to avoid being More
Weather, climate, war
Does climate affect war? A study shows increases in conflict during el Niño periods — but only during the warm, dry part of the cycle. More
Science on the road!
Hitting the road? What could be more enlightening than gawking at a cave, exploring a desert, or eyeballing the largest telescope in More