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A Defunct Pregnancy Drug May Still Affect the Grandchildren of Women Who Took It A Defunct Pregnancy Drug May Still Affect the Grandchildren of Women Who Took It

The ties that bind us to our ancestors might be even more influential than we knew, suggests a new study published Monday in JAMA Pediatrics. It found that the grandchildren of women who took a certain hormone-mimicking drug before the 1970s were at higher risk of developing attention deficit hyperactivity disorder…

How NASA Will Unlock the Secrets of Quantum Mechanics Aboard the ISS How NASA Will Unlock the Secrets of Quantum Mechanics Aboard the ISS

An Antares rocket launched from Virginia before sunrise this morning and is on its way to the International Space Station. Its 7,400 pounds of cargo include an experiment that will chill atoms to just about absolute zero—colder than the vacuum of space itself.

Can You Vape to Death? Can You Vape to Death?

I never thought I’d see the day, but vaping—the bejeweled fedora of nicotine delivery methods—is starting to seem a lot less ridiculous. Or, at least, somewhat less ridiculous. Juuling teens are still reliably funny. But at the same time, there are real, credentialed doctors out there making a case for vaping as a…

How Smart Was T. Rex? And Other Dino Questions You've Always Wanted to Ask How Smart Was T. Rex? And Other Dino Questions You've Always Wanted to Ask

At the age of 34, American paleontologist and evolutionary biologist Steve Brusatte has already accomplished more in his field than some scientists hope to over their entire careers.

Almost Every American Who Got Sick From Dairy Was Consuming Raw Milk or Cheese Almost Every American Who Got Sick From Dairy Was Consuming Raw Milk or Cheese

Say what you will about store-brand milk’s crummy marketing history and relative blandness—at least it’s rarely loaded with germs that’ll send you running to the toilet, or even worse, to the hospital. The same definitely can’t be said for raw milk, reveals a new, if fairly obvious, study out this month in the journal…

Thousands of Amateur Radio Operators Measured the Solar Eclipse's Effects on the Atmosphere Thousands of Amateur Radio Operators Measured the Solar Eclipse's Effects on the Atmosphere

Astronomers and space fans may have set up lawn chairs outside to watch the eclipse, but Nathaniel Frissell set up his ham radio. As the sky dimmed and daylight turned into an uncanny dusk, the reports started coming in: Communication was dying off over the 20 meter (14 MHz) radio band.

For the Love of God, Keep Your Literal Ass Away From the Pool When You're Sick For the Love of God, Keep Your Literal Ass Away From the Pool When You're Sick

Given that summer is somehow only a short while off for Americans, here’s a timely reminder courtesy of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: Please, we beg you, keep your disgusting butt away from the swimming pool or hot tub if you’re feeling the least bit like you might have diarrhea.

Hubble's Latest Batch of Space Porn Is Some of the Best We've Ever Seen Hubble's Latest Batch of Space Porn Is Some of the Best We've Ever Seen

Space is mind-bogglingly vast, and it’s practically impossible for our puny brains to comprehend just how huge it really is. Using the Hubble Space Telescope, an international team of astronomers has completed an exhaustive survey of star-forming galaxies in the local Universe. The resulting catalog won’t help you…

The World's First Drug to Prevent Migraines Has Just Been Approved, and It's Pricey The World's First Drug to Prevent Migraines Has Just Been Approved, and It's Pricey

On Thursday, the Food and Drug Administration approved the first drug explicitly developed to prevent migraines. But while the drug may signal a new wave of effective treatments for this debilitating—yet often ignored and dismissed—medical condition, there are still questions as to how many migraine sufferers will…

Curiosity Rover's Busted Jackhammer Could Soon Get a Fix Curiosity Rover's Busted Jackhammer Could Soon Get a Fix

In late 2016, the drill used by NASA’s Mars rover Curiosity began to malfunction due to an apparent mechanical failure. This Saturday, NASA will test a new method that could restore the drill’s critical jackhammering capability, and by consequence, the rover’s ability to analyze Martian rock samples.

GOP Member of Science Committee Thinks Falling Rocks Are Causing Rising Sea Levels GOP Member of Science Committee Thinks Falling Rocks Are Causing Rising Sea Levels

Mo Brooks is just a plain-spoken man from Alabama with some theories on climate change. Luckily, because everything is terrible, he’s a congressman and sits on the House Science, Space, and Technology Committee so he has a platform to float some of his entirely unfounded ideas like, for instance, sea levels are rising…

Hippo Poo Is Suffocating Fish in East Africa Hippo Poo Is Suffocating Fish in East Africa

Usually, dumping fish-killing garbage into rivers is a human’s job. But hippos seem to be doing it, too, through their routine mass pooping events.

The US Had Its Lowest Birth Rate Ever Last Year The US Had Its Lowest Birth Rate Ever Last Year

American women had fewer children in 2017 than in any year since 1987, according to a new report released by the Centers for Disease and Prevention Thursday. And the overall birth rate was the lowest ever recorded in the US. While there are some positive trends in the report, such as fewer teen pregnancies, there are…

Six Baby Squirrels With Tails Hopelessly Tangled Together Rescued in Nebraska Six Baby Squirrels With Tails Hopelessly Tangled Together Rescued in Nebraska

Ever heard of a “rat king”? As urban legend tells us, that’s what happens when the tails of rats get knotted together. Well, apparently the same thing can happen to squirrels, as the startled residents of a Nebraska town learned last week.

Space Rock Discovery Boosts Evidence for Planet Nine Space Rock Discovery Boosts Evidence for Planet Nine

I’m sorry, but Pluto sucks and I’m glad it’s not a planet anymore. It’s smaller than our Moon, and it’s about the same size as several other distant, rocky solar system objects. Have you ever seen the way it orbits alongside its partner, Charon? Classifying it as a planet in the first place was a mistake. Can we get a…

The Latest Ebola Outbreak Has Reached a Major African City The Latest Ebola Outbreak Has Reached a Major African City

An ongoing outbreak of Ebola in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) in Africa has become much more worrying, the World Health Organization (WHO) reported Thursday. While previous cases of the often fatal viral disease had been found in rural areas during this most recent outbreak, the first urban case of Ebola…

Doctor Charged in $240 Million Fraud Case Allegedly Gave Chemo to Patients Who Didn't Need It Doctor Charged in $240 Million Fraud Case Allegedly Gave Chemo to Patients Who Didn't Need It

Thousands of patients, including children, may have been affected in a doctor’s alleged scheme that funded his extravagant lifestyle.

Hawaii’s Kilauea Volcano Is Now Spewing Large 'Ballistic' Rocks Hawaii’s Kilauea Volcano Is Now Spewing Large 'Ballistic' Rocks

As if the residents of Hawaii’s Big Island don’t have enough to worry about already, the US Geological Survey is now warning residents of yet another threat: large rocks shooting from Kilauea’s crater. Several rocks, including one measuring two feet wide, have already fallen— but the situation could get even worse.

Lizards With Toxic Green Blood Are Super Freaky Lizards With Toxic Green Blood Are Super Freaky

Lurking quietly in the deep dark jungles of New Guinea are a group of lizards who share a rather striking feature: green blood. It’s a rare trait for vertebrates to have, but new insights into this strange blood could lead to innovative medical treatments.

Video Shows Florida Teacher Allegedly Drowning Two Raccoons in Science Class Video Shows Florida Teacher Allegedly Drowning Two Raccoons in Science Class

On Monday, a science teacher in Florida took his students outside and drowned two raccoons. According to one student, the reason given by the teacher was that the raccoons had killed some chickens housed behind the school. The raccoons were placed in wire cages and submerged underwater for several minutes until they…

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