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More and more pests are defeating biotech crops

Pest resistance to genetically engineered crops increased by more than fivefold in the past decade, yet some pests remain suppressed. Now scientists are …

Giant tsunami reshaped California coastline

New evidence suggests a gigantic tsunami hit the California coast 900 years ago, removing three to five times more sand than any El Niño storm in history. The …

Nope, an alien megastructure isn’t dimming Tabby’s Star

Boyajian’s Star, also known as Tabby’s Star, has attracted attention from astronomers and invited speculation. One theory even says the star could exist …

Drying Africa sent early humans in search of greener pastures

Humans migrated out of Africa as the climate shifted from wet to very dry about 60,000 years ago. Genetic research indicates people migrated from Africa into …

Volcanic eruptions led to mass extinction 250M years ago

Massive volcanic eruptions and resulting environmental changes caused the Great Permian Extinction approximately 250 million years ago, research suggests. The …

Scientists figure out how to ‘hotwire’ cells

Scientists have developed a method for creating endocytosis, a cellular process vital for everything from cell growth to taking in nutrients, in the lab on …

So, why all the hubbub about gravitational waves?

 Physicists were all abuzz in February 2016 with a universe-shaking announcement: Scientists had detected the sound of two massive black holes smashing into …

Here’s how our minds organize experiences

Our brains organize experiences by their similarities, new research suggests. “It is as if in order to make sense of the world, the brain re-organizes …

Three detectors catch gravitational wave hitting Earth

Scientists are the first to track the gravitational waves emitted by a merger of two black holes using three different detectors—a critical new capability …

Homes with a fuel-efficient car tend to buy second ‘gas guzzler’

Households that buy a fuel-efficient car tend to buy a larger, less fuel-efficient second car, according to new research. This tendency, combined with the …