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In 2016, the United States used millions of kilograms of pesticides that are banned or being phased out in the European Union, Brazil and China.
In Symphony in C, geophysicist Robert Hazen explores carbon’s ancient origins, its role in life and its importance in the modern world.
Counties in states with expanded Medicaid eligibility had 4.3 fewer cardiovascular deaths per 100,000 residents, on average, than if they hadn’t expanded.
The Southern Ocean’s ability to suck up much of the carbon that humans pump into the atmosphere is in question.
A previously unknown population of Ice Age people who traveled across Beringia was discovered in Russia.
In 1969, scientists proposed building solar panels on the moon to convert the sun’s energy into electricity that can be used on Earth.
The particles are made of up two smaller particles, stuck together like atoms in a molecule.
The discovery of magnetic fields in the gaseous filament between two galaxy clusters suggests that some large cosmic structures are magnetized.
Even healthy tissues can build up mutations, some of which have been tied to cancer.
In the Philippines, scientists have identified two new species of shrew-rat, an animal whose limited habitat plays host to remarkable biodiversity.
Floating trash patches scratch only the surface of the ocean microplastic pollution problem.
A study projecting heat-related mortality in 15 U.S. cities illustrates urban risk from global warming.
How plate tectonics got going is a mystery. Now scientists say they’ve found a key part of the story: massive piles of sediment dumped in the ocean.
The Milky Way’s central black hole has a disk of gas and dust orbiting it, astronomers can finally say with confidence.
The teeth of deep-sea dragonfish are transparent because of nanoscale crystals and rods that let light pass through without being scattered.
PFAS compounds from compostable food containers could end being absorbed by plants and later eaten by people, though the health effects are unclear.
The Smithsonian’s renovated fossil hall puts ancient dinosaurs and other creatures in context.
To survive high levels of arsenic, a fern sequesters the heavy metal in its shoots with the help of three proteins.
Brain activity that powers dreams may reveal crucial insight into consciousness, but a new study failed to spot evidence of the neural flickers.
Contested finds point to a sharp shift in toolmaking by early members of the Homo genus.
A new survey of interactions between microbes and medications suggests that gut bacteria play a crucial role in how the body processes drugs.
The mini Kibble balance will measure 10 grams to an accuracy of a few ten-thousandths of a percent.
A mass die-off of puffins and other seabirds in the Bering Sea is probably linked to climate change, scientists say.
Charred material found in South Africa puts energy-rich roots and tubers on Stone Age menus, long before farming began.
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