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By Michael Dhar From commanding eight nuclear reactors to building a telecom infrastructure in Central America, the experiences of U.S. political candidates have gotten more...

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By Lee Billings From before dawn until sunset on April 25, fueled by coffee and pastries (followed by steak and champagne), dozens of astrophysicists took...

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By Jeff Tollefson Making sense of recent energy trends can seem like a high-stakes Rorschach test. Some experts see the boom in renewable energy and the...

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By Brian Resnick In January 2017, when then-White House press secretary Sean Spicer tried to claim that President Donald Trump’s inauguration was the most-watched in...

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By Abraham Loeb Almost all space missions launched so far by our civilization have been based on chemical propulsion. The fundamental limitation here is easy...

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By Jason G. Goldman Around 13,000 years ago North America had a more diverse mammal community than modern-day Africa. There were multiple horse species, camels,...

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By Elizabeth Gibney After spending three months trying to blow up a star, Hans-Thomas Janka and his team finally saw what they had been waiting for....

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By Charles Q. Choi Reptilian menaces called Silurians evolved on Earth before humankind — at least in the "Doctor Who" rendition of the universe. But science...

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By Deirdre Lockwood The Duwamish River, which winds through Seattle, contains a lot of unpleasant stuff. In one industrially contaminated stretch, which has been designated...

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By Devin Powell Three people died and more than 100 have been sickened in the past few weeks after taking synthetic cannabinoids, human-made compounds that...