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Space NOAA's GOES-17 satellite is ready for action. NOAA's GOES-17 satellite, launched earlier this year is now in action, and its already captured some amazing footage of lightning strikes.
Space The Cold Atom Laboratory launched this morning Beyond our planet, the record for coldest temperature is currently held by the Boomerang Nebula. Down here on the ground, physicists managed to surpass that last year,…
Technology Microsoft's awesome new Xbox controller, OnePlus 6 smartphone, and download our new podcast. We're living in a life in a post-Yanny world.
Environment When spring and summer storms strike, asthma attacks can get worse. Last week a bizarre and ominous term surfaced online: thunder fever. The term refers to the idea that certain thunderstorm conditions put people with asthma at an…
Nexus Media News The brown anole has little room left to evolve. Cold-blooded critters are struggling to adapt to a rapidly warming world. And they can only evolve so much.
Health Depends on the intensity. You know it the moment you wake up: Last night’s throat tickle has turned into a full-blown cold. You had plans to work out today, but would keeping them make your…
Animals Scientists are on the brink of learning the details of where they go and why. At the end of April, or when spring starts to thaw, a great migration north begins. Thousands upon thousands of songbirds make the trek, but you won’t see most of them.
Animals A new paper raises an old, contentious idea. Octopuses seem to be particularly prone to alien theories. A new paper proposes—based on an old theory—that octopuses might have cosmic origins. The problem is that all…
Technology Inside a self-driving car's lane-change calculus. To swerve or not to swerve: Inside a self-driving car's lane-change calculus.
Health Unlike most opioid addiction treatments, Lucemyra is not derived from opioids themselves. This week, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) gave final approval for a drug shown to mitigate the symptoms associated with opioid withdrawal.
Science It's all about their chemistry. Even the largest possible explosive event from Kilauea would still be tiny compared to other volcanoes around the world, from Krakatoa to Mount St. Helens to Vesuvius.
Technology If researchers can crack the chemistry, the applications are numerous. Analytical chemists have been working to develop high-functioning robotic smelling devices to detect victims of everything from human trafficking to natural disasters.
Animals It's so easy being green that these lizards kept evolving the same weird quirk. In New Guinea, lizards scurry around with green bones, green hearts, green tongues, and green blood. At least six species share this enigmatic trait.
Science Bruce Barritt wanted to create a new apple variety. This is how he tasted his way to the Cosmic Crisp. Bruce Barritt wanted to create a new apple variety. This is how he tasted his way to the Cosmic Crisp.
Allergic Reaction Pollen season can be ruff for everyone. Spring can be just as itchy, sneezy, and wholly uncomfortable for some dogs as their allergy-prone owners. Our pups can also be allergic to particles of dust and pollen…
Environment CFC-11 isn't leaving the atmosphere as quickly as it should. A new study shows a shocking spike in emissions for an ozone-depleting chemical banned more than 20 years ago. The culprit who is generating this pollutant is still…
Technology The Wi-Fi Alliance wants to standardize home mesh networks. The way Wi-Fi is distributed throughout our abodes is changing.
Technology If you rely heavily on Google apps, things might look a little confusing lately. Here's how to navigate all the stuff Google recently renamed.
Space Yesterday the astronauts on ISS had to deal with a faulty cooling system. The sun was setting 500 miles above the Indian Ocean as astronauts Drew Feustel and Ricky Arnold headed out of the airlock on the International Space Station to fix a…
Health Skeeter spit is no friend to our immune system. Every time a mosquito bites you, she injects spit into your bloodstream. It helps her slurp up a meal by stopping your blood from clotting. But it can also make you…