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DowDuPont Says Trump Steel Tariffs Hurt Case for New U.S. Plants

DowDuPont Says Trump Steel Tariffs Hurt Case for New U.S. Plants

DowDuPont Inc., the world’s largest chemical company, is considering Canada or Argentina instead of the U.S. Gulf Coast for its next major investment as President Donald Trump’s proposed steel tariffs

Trump Nominee Faces Questions About Administration’s Demand for Sensitive Oil Data

A former astronaut and petroleum geologist tapped by President Donald Trump to lead a high-profile government science agency answered questions from senators on Tuesday. One topic of discussion at the
Iconic Stellar Ring Much Stranger Than Previously Thought

Iconic Stellar Ring Much Stranger Than Previously Thought

You’re looking at an image of an enormous ring of debris, 237 light years away from Earth, orbiting a long-studied, young star called HR 4796A. While the bright white ring of debris may be the most
First Observation of Rigor Mortis in Worms Could Help Us Understand Death by Old Age

First Observation of Rigor Mortis in Worms Could Help Us Understand Death by Old Age

Living creatures do amazing things. They grow toward the sun, build cities, lay eggs, and some even bone. But living things must die, and when they do, they tend to get smelly and mushy pretty
American Midwest Saw 70% Increase in Opioid ER Visits from 2016 to 2017

American Midwest Saw 70% Increase in Opioid ER Visits from 2016 to 2017

The dangers posed by the opioid crisis only seem to be getting worse, according to a new Vital Signs report released today by Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. More people than ever are
More Evidence That Dogs ‘See’ the World With Their Powerful Noses

More Evidence That Dogs ‘See’ the World With Their Powerful Noses

Dogs are equipped with a powerful sense of smell, but scientists haven’t been sure if our canine companions are capable of linking an aroma or scent to a physical object. New research suggests this is
Trump Administration, Which Said It Would Keep African Elephant Trophy Ban, Changes Its Mind

Trump Administration, Which Said It Would Keep African Elephant Trophy Ban, Changes Its Mind

After months of back and forth on the subject, President Donald Trump’s administration has done what everyone pretty much knew it would do the whole time and has lifted a ban on the importation of

The CDC Can't Fund Gun Research. What if that Changed?

Scientists want to know more about risk factors, gun epidemiology, and whether laws work.
Hang onto your butts as another nor'easter cripples travel, triggers thundersnow

Hang onto your butts as another nor'easter cripples travel, triggers thundersnow

UPDATE: March 7, 2018, 12:49 p.m. EST Heavy snow is falling from Philadelphia to New York City, and is starting to move into southern New England as well. Thundersnow has already occurred in New York

New Food Preservation Technology Means No Need to Refrigerate

Scientists are experimenting with everything from microwave sterilization to blasts of plasma to ensure food stays appetizing longer.
Nor'easter brings widespread threat of thundersnow, a dream for every weather nerd

Nor'easter brings widespread threat of thundersnow, a dream for every weather nerd

Just like each of us has our own personality, each nor'easter is different, with its own idiosyncrasies and mood. The rapidly intensifying storm taking shape off the Mid-Atlantic and southern New
China's Tiangong-1 space station is falling to Earth, but it probably won't crush you

China's Tiangong-1 space station is falling to Earth, but it probably won't crush you

China's Tiangong-1 space station is hurtling through Earth's atmosphere, on a death dive to end its 7-year journey in space. The station, which is a bit smaller than a bus, is expected to fall into

Sea Level Rise in the SF Bay Area Just Got a Lot More Dire

Sea levels are rising. But the San Francisco Bay Area has another problem: It's sinking. By 2100, it could lose 165 square miles to the sea.
Remote archipelagos teeming with sharks aren't as pristine as they seem

Remote archipelagos teeming with sharks aren't as pristine as they seem

When swimming in the waters of the isolated Chagos archipelago in the Indian Ocean, a half-dozen sharks would sometimes surround Francesco Ferretti. "You are in another world," said Ferretti, a
Did a nor'easter whip a puffer fish into a tree? An investigation

Did a nor'easter whip a puffer fish into a tree? An investigation

A powerful nor'easter pounded New England last week, prompting coastal evacuations and causing flooding so extreme that water rushed into downtown Boston. In the storm's aftermath, a local,

How the Stock Market Could Help Fight Climate Change

A new working paper considers whether environmental factors can actually increase returns on investment.
Link About It: Cells Continuously Eat and Regurgitate Tattoos

Link About It: Cells Continuously Eat and Regurgitate Tattoos

It's widely understood that tattoos are permanent, but a recent study in the Journal of Experimental Medicine has found they are also ever-changing. French scientists have discovered that ink crystals

Can Humans Survive on Water Vapor Alone?

Technologies like hydropanels could keep us hydrated in a hotter, drier future.
Photos reveal nor'easter's beauty, destruction, and slop along the East Coast

Photos reveal nor'easter's beauty, destruction, and slop along the East Coast

The second powerful nor'easter in less than a week lived up to expectations, and then some, from the Philadelphia area northward into New York and Boston. A slow-moving, narrow band of heavy snow