Let's face it: plastic bags are really handy. But as we know, they're also terrible for the environment and for wildlife. They jam landfills, where they will not decompose for centuries, and they float across wide swaths of the seas...
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Efforts to explore the deepest recesses of Earth's oceans were dealt a heavy blow last weekend when one of history's most accomplished deep-sea explorers imploded several kilometers beneath the Pacific and resurfaced in pieces...
The sunshine that warms Washington, D.C. is once again generating electricity for the White House. After an absence of nearly 30 years, the Obama administration has announced that a 6.3..
The United States is not the greatest country in the world, at least when it comes to information and communication technology. Last month, the World Economic Forum released its 13th annual Global Information Technology Report, which ranks the nations of the world by their "networked readiness" - that is, how much each country can use [...]..
The short item I wrote about cancer immunotherapy quickly went viral on Monday and became the most-read article on Scientific American's website.
NASA may have lost the urgency of its 1960s moon race years, but today's commercial space sector looks to be recapturing some of that fervor.
Looking up information about prescription medications used to mean thumbing through the pages of the big blue Physicians' Desk Reference (PDR), or more recently, searching the PDR website...
Bossy, know-it-all older sisters everywhere now have something else to lord over their younger siblings: Researchers have found that firstborn girls are the most ambitious and successful children in their families...
Widespread antibiotic resistance is no longer a potential problem but has become a major threat, according to the World Health Organization.
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