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The world's first malaria vaccine will be released in Ghana, Keyna, and Malawi in 2018. While malaria was eradicated in the US by 1951, it still kills over 400,000 people worldwide each year. Will this vaccine...
A new genetic test could improve the palm oil industry and reduce deforestation.
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Tesla's market cap surpassed that of GM and Ford on April 10, 2017.
The biological process they go through is similar to how yeast turns sugar into alcohol.
Someday an implant may help the neurologically impaired overcome a damaged memory.
Scientists find a surprising way to biodegrade plastic at an impressively fast rate.
A Silicon Valley investor is spending millions on a publicity campaign aimed specifically at Elon Musk.
The belief that things will be better in the future is called optimism bias. Being overly optimistic can lead you to miss an important health check up or make bad financial decisions.
Amidst the recent discovery of super-Earth LHS 1140b - one of the "most exciting” exoplanets discovered in the last decade - a unique scientific crowdsourcing project is about to begin to further advance the...
The Bella Bella Heiltsuk will use these findings in negotiations over their traditional lands.
Philosophers David Chalmers and Daniel Bennett argue over “philosophical zombies,” created to question the nature of human consciousness.
On Earth Day, April 22, millions of people hit the streets of Washington, D.C., and cities worldwide to March for Science. People thought of puns and put them on signs.
Three massive mergers threaten to put control of the world’s food in dangerously few hands.
A groundbreaking study from a Harvard University team suggests that monogamy may be genetically programmed within some mammals.
Since the March for Science was planned, it's been mired in controversy from both supporters and those who think it's politicized.
Astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson releases an emotional video on the state of science in America.
'Deep learning' AI should be able to explain its automated decision-making—but it can't. And even its creators are lost on where to begin.