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Astronomers Just Photographed a Nursery of Stars

It sure sounds cute, but it is really quite violent.

Medical Examiner
Dec. 12 2017 5:38 PMOne Hasty Study Doesn’t Mean That “Man Flu” Is RealBut a whole body of scientific research does suggest that men are more vulnerable to respiratory infections, and we don’t know why.
Science
Dec. 11 2017 7:15 PMIs That Starving Polar Bear Dying From Climate Change? Probably Not.Climate change is certainly killing polar bears, but this photo may just depict disease. It can still help us better understand what’s a stake.
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Dec. 10 2017 5:51 PMA British Grocer Is Selling an Avocado Without a PitApparently a lot of people are cutting their hands while slicing the fruit.
Medical Examiner
Dec. 8 2017 5:45 PMHurricane Maria’s Actual Death Toll May Be 17 Times Higher Than the Current Official CountThe government says 62 people died. The data says more like 1,052.
Climate Desk
Dec. 8 2017 2:18 PMLos Angeles Often Burns in the Movies. Now It’s Burning in Real Life.Those cinematic associations complicate the conversation around Southern California’s wildfires.
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Dec. 7 2017 7:32 PMDownwind From the FiresMy town was spared by the infernos tearing through Southern California. We’re still in danger.
Medical Examiner
Dec. 7 2017 3:53 PMYou Don’t Need to Change Your Birth Control Method Due to the New Study on Cancer RiskYou can, of course. But big studies like this are more relevant to public health, not personal health.
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Dec. 7 2017 12:54 PMWild Animals Do Not Need to Be Saved From FiresSure, the video is cute. It’s also a terrible precedent, please stop sharing it.
Medical Examiner
Dec. 5 2017 1:54 PMCould Ivana Trump Have Conceived Three Children While She Had an IUD?The device has failed before but statistically speaking, this is extremely unlikely.
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Dec. 4 2017 4:54 PMTrump’s Cuts to National Monuments Hurt Native Americans MostThis isn’t just about the great outdoors.
Medical Examiner
Dec. 1 2017 5:09 PMKellyanne Conway Is a Partisan Show HorseThat’s exactly why Trump picked her to “fix” the opioid problem—he wants to seem like he’s doing something.
Medical Examiner
Nov. 30 2017 1:02 PMMore and More Americans Are Learning Basic First Aid for Gunshot WoundsIn the wake of several mass shootings, learning how to stanch bleeding is becoming increasing popular.
Science
Nov. 29 2017 4:05 PMCan You Brew Beer in Space?Budweiser is sending barley seeds into orbit next month. That’s just the beginning.
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Nov. 27 2017 1:36 PMReport: Keystone Pipeline Has Leaked Much More Than ExpectedThere was only expected to be a significant leak once every seven to 11 years.
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Nov. 22 2017 5:57 AMWhy Do People Applaud When Planes Land?Actually, they don’t. But imagine how annoying it would be if they did.
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Dec. 12 2017 9:00 AMHumans Run Experiments, a Robot Writes the PaperThe future of automated scientific writing is upon us—and that's a good thing.
Medical Examiner
Dec. 11 2017 5:30 PMSmoke From California’s Wildfires Will Only Get WorseAs more areas are blanketed in unhealthy air particles, it’s important to have a plan.
Medical Examiner
Dec. 9 2017 2:25 PMThere Is a Very Useful Test We Could Use to Track Politicians’ Cognitive DeclineEveryone gets slower as they age. The unusualness of this decline can be tracked with data.
Climate Desk
Dec. 8 2017 3:56 PMThere Is Absolutely No Good Way to Explain How Trump Redrew Bears Ears’ BoundariesFrankly, it seems random. And knowing this president, it probably is.
Science
Dec. 7 2017 9:10 PMPatagonia Won't Be QuietThe apparel company wants profit and good PR. It also won't back down against the Trump administration.
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Dec. 7 2017 5:08 PMThe California Wildfires Have Ravaged These Areas the WorstThe images are like something from an apocalyptic film.
Medical Examiner
Dec. 7 2017 3:53 PMCould Pharmacists Help Fix Health Care?The CVS-Aetna merger might be the first step toward changing their role. Evidence and history suggest this could be the right move.
Science
Dec. 6 2017 11:07 PMCould the 17-Foot Python Swallow the Avocado as Big as Your Head?And would it want to?
Science
Dec. 5 2017 12:32 PMWhy Can You “Hear” This GIF?Scientists don’t actually know yet. But we have some vague ideas.
Science
Dec. 1 2017 5:55 PMGuys, Glitter Is Not the Real Enemy HereA global ban on glitter would be nice and all, but its impact would be negligible.
Science
Dec. 1 2017 7:12 AMHow to Watch the Only Supermoon of 2017It’s happening this weekend! Finally, something good.
Medical Examiner
Nov. 29 2017 7:37 PMWhere’s the Outrage Against This Attack on the ACA?The tax bill isn’t just about taxes—it has medical consequences for millions of Americans, and we need to keep fighting it.
Science
Nov. 28 2017 7:19 PMDid Russians Find Alien Life Clinging to the International Space Station?Almost certainly not.
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Nov. 24 2017 9:00 AMREI Shouldn’t Get Anti-Consumerist Credit for #OptOutsideIt’s a marketing campaign to get you to buy more outdoors gear later. 
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Nov. 20 2017 2:03 PM2 Million Beautiful Images of Biodiversity Are Now Available for FreeThe Biodiversity Heritage Library’s open-source archive contains wonders of all kinds.

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