A man smokes a cigar

A Majority Of Smokers Have A Low Socioeconomic Status, Study Finds

More than 36 million U.S. adults smoke cigarettes — and nearly three-fourths of them have "one or more low-socioeconomic disadvantages."


Astronaut conducting spacewalk outside of the International Space Station

Spacewalk Prepares ISS For Commercial Crew

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Most Cancer-Causing Mutations Might Just Be Bad Luck

Baboons huddled in a group
Logga Wiggler / CC0

How To Thwart Thieving Baboon Gangs

T. Rex skeleton
J.M. Luijt / CC BY 2.5 NL

New Theory Turns 130 Years Of Dinosaur Doctrine On Its Head

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Phone Companies Could Soon Have More Power To Block Spam Calls

The United States Capitol building
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Senate Votes To Let Internet Providers Sell Your Info To Advertisers

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This New Treatment Could Make Your Cells Look Young Again

Rusty patched bumblebee
U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service / Christy Stewart

This Bee Species Is Finally Listed As Endangered

NASA's Curiosity rover on Mars
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Why NASA's Mars Rover Has Only Moved 10 Miles In 4 Years

A Rottweiler puppy at an event for the American Kennel Club
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Big Breeds Top The American Kennel Club's Most Popular Dogs List

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Germs Love The International Space Station


Trump Gives NASA The Go-Ahead To Get Humans To Mars

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Climate Change And Overfishing Lead African Penguins Into Deadly Traps

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Darko Stojanovic / CC0

The Low-Cost Medical Devices That Are Making A Difference

A funnel web spider
David McClenaghan and CSIRO / CC BY 3.0

Australian Spider's Venom Might Prevent Brain Damage From Stroke

Installing solar panels
U.S. Department of Energy

Basic Solar Panels Are Now About As Good As They're Going To Get

Bottles of AZT, the first antiviral shown to be effective against AIDS.
National Institutes of Health

30 Years Ago, The FDA Approved The First AIDS Treatment

The red giant star LL Pegasi
ALMA (ESO/NAOJ/NRAO)/H. Kim et al., ESA/NASA & R. Sahai

As A Red Giant Dies, Astronomers Watch In Awe

Laverne Cox in "Orange Is the New Black."
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A New Netflix Feature Is Here, And It's One You Won't Want To Skip

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Your Nose Shape Is A Clue About Where Your Ancestors Lived

A laser at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

You Can Thank Government Research For Most Of Our Basic Science

Rendering of Asteroid Redirect Mission spacecraft collecting a piece of an asteroid

The Slow Demise Of NASA's Plan To Take Humans To An Asteroid

Earth as seen from space

There's Little Room In Trump's Budget For Climate Science

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Private Experimental Stem Cell Trial Left Three Patients Blind

Fitting a bear with a tracking collar
U.S. Geological Survey

Trackers Used To Monitor Animals Can Also Be Used Against Them

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There's Nothing Itsy Bitsy About The Number Of Bugs Spiders Eat

Meghan Sharkus, founder of ExpressionMed
ExpressionMed / Kickstarter

This Woman Wants To Change The Way We Perceive Kids With Diabetes

Goldfish with disorder in its tiny makeshift wheelchair
Taylor Dean @Taylorndean

Goldfish With Bladder Disorder Gets Personalized Wheelchair

Coal factory in China
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B Vitamins Might Help Our Bodies Deal With Pollution

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Cheerios Is Trying To Bring Back The Bees — And It Wants You To Help