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How scientists virtually unwrapped an ancient, burned scroll and read the words inside
Sometimes science seems like science, and sometimes it seems like magic.
How scientists virtually unwrapped an ancient, burned scroll and read the words inside


College students take to Wikipedia to rewrite the wrongs of Internet science

The time had come to choose a major at Caltech, and Alice Michel had a notion that intrigued her. But when she looked it up on Wikipedia, wh...

Science Now

Studies on the perils of polyester underwear and the personality of rocks win Ig Nobel Prizes

Not every scientific study can be about weighty topics, like gravity waves or gene editing. Sometimes you can gain a true scientific insight...

›  What researchers learned about hook-up culture from volunteers who drank beer for the sake of science
›  All over the world, people celebrate holidays by gaining weight


Trump's climate science denial clashes with reality of rising seas in Florida

By Donald Trump’s account, scientists have tricked Americans into accepting that global warming is caused by the burning of fossil fuels.

›  Zika didn't drive her from Miami Beach — but questions about the pesticide being used to stop it did
›  Bumblebee skilled at 'buzz pollination' may soon join the endangered species list

Health and Medicine

Men with anxiety are more vulnerable to cancer, study says

Men over 40 who are plagued with the omnipresent of generalized anxiety disorder are more than twice as likely to die of cancer than are men...

›  United Nations takes on antimicrobial resistance
›  Chill out, ladies. Stress can erase the benefits of your healthful diet


Bacteria have sculpted the world we live in, and that’s why MacArthur winner Dianne Newman studies them

Newly minted MacArthur fellow Dianne Newman is a huge fan of tiny microbes. 

›  MacArthur winner Victoria Orphan showed how deep-sea microbes keep greenhouse gas out of the atmosphere
›  Manu Prakash, newly minted MacArthur 'genius,' builds water computers and origami microscopes
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