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Feb 15, 2019
We think of search engines as unbiased sources of information. But they're not — and they can be manipulated. Andreas Ekström asks: who should hold the burden of addressing bias in search engines?
Feb 15, 2019
Why do many people dismiss issues like climate change, despite strong scientific evidence? Climatologist J. Marshall Shepherd examines how different forms of bias shape how we perceive science.
Feb 14, 2019
African-Americans still have the highest death rate and the lowest survival rate of any U.S. racial or ethnic group for most cancers. But the "cancer gap" between blacks and whites is shrinking.
Feb 14, 2019
The red tide algae bloom that has plagued coastal communities in Florida since 2017 is starting to dissipate, much to the relief of local communities and tourism officials.
Feb 14, 2019
WHO acted in reaction to a Chinese scientist's announcement in 2018 that he had created the world's first gene-edited babies, a step that highlighted the need for uniform gene-editing guidelines.
Feb 13, 2019
After years of being beaten up, this teen decided to take justice into his own hands. A school district in Oregon showed him a better way to solve his problems.
Feb 13, 2019
Sound travels differently through open fields than the woods. When deer eat up bushes, small trees and other forest plants, it affects the transmission of bird calls and other natural sounds.
Feb 13, 2019
With the rise of antibiotic-resistant infections, scientists are exploring nature to find new disease-fighting compounds. They're finding them in surprising new places: the microbiomes of insects.
Feb 13, 2019
What's really under our feet? According to author Will Hunt, there are whole worlds.
Feb 12, 2019
They had initially thought the object 4 billion miles from Earth looked like a snowman. The New Horizons spacecraft flew by it on New Year's Day, and new images give scientists a clearer picture.
Feb 12, 2019
Scientists at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, Calif., announced Tuesday that they will make one last attempt to reach the Mars rover Opportunity though they are not expecting a response.
Feb 12, 2019
The Hornet played a role in several key events in the war – including the Doolittle Raid on Japan and the Battle of Midway. Researchers have located it 3 miles below the surface.
Feb 11, 2019
The state and its key industries are among the most at-risk of being decimated by our changing climate.
Feb 11, 2019
In a recent survey, 1 in 5 parents thought that using a household spoon was OK for measuring their child's medicine. It's not. Here's how to help little kids without overdosing them.
Feb 8, 2019
Savage, climate change and the latest on Venezuela are some of the things that made headlines this week.