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How do you go about debating an issue with a conspiracy theorist? Political scientists say facts will end the conversation before it even begins--empathize with them if you want a meaningful discussion.
Antarctic penguins have had the run of the continent, isolated and unexposed to new pathogens. But a wave of tourism may be threatening penguin populations with disease.
Parents who buy their teens inexpensive first vehicles are putting them at higher risk of accident and injury, often because the cheapest cars are old and lacking modern safety features.
A new study shows that while the vast majority of American teens are using Facebook, less than 10% of them trust the social media site to protect their personal information.
A Chicago Tribune study suggests that the city's red light camera system, intended to make roads safer, are causing more accidents resulting in injury than before.
Scientists exploring the Mariana Trench observed on video an unknown fish species living 8,143 meters (26,713 feet) below the surface.