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10 Highest-paid TV Actors of All Time

By Susan Sherwood
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0.999… revisited

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10 Intriguing Facts About Elon Musk

By Staff Writer
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10 Red Flags for Used Car Buyers

By Staff Writer
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10 Things That Didn't Exist 10 Years Ago That We Now Can't Live Without

By Jan
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10 Science Podcasts You Should Listen to Right Now

By Labels
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10 Things to Know About a Home Appraisal

By Staff Writer
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133/366: No Writing On Paper Today!

By Staff Writer
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10 Unexpected Ways to Get Food Poisoning

By Staff Writer
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10 Tips That Make Working From Home So Much Better

By Staff Writer
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5 Famous Death Cars — Where Are They Now?

By Staff Writer
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20 Facts About the Statue of Liberty

By Aug
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2000 atoms in two places at once: A new record in quantum superposition

By University Of Vienna
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4-billion-year-old nitrogen-containing organic molecules discovered in Martian meteorites

By Staff Writer
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5 Moments When Wolverine Really Kicked Butt On-screen

By Mar
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5 Things You Didn't Know About Fried Chicken

By Aug
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5 New UNESCO World Heritage Sites That Exemplify the List

By Jul
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5 Reasons Why Mister Rogers Was the Best Neighbor Ever

By Nov
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8 Surprising Things Your Homeowners Insurance Doesn't Cover

By Jan
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9 Ways to Debunk Coronavirus Myths Without it Backfiring

By Staff Writer
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A Day in the Life of a COVID-19 Physician

By Benjamin Stix, About The Author S, Benjamin Stix Is A Fourth-Year Resident In Anesthesiology At New York-Presbyterian Columbia University Irving Medical Center. He Is Pursuing A Fellowship In Critical Care Icu Medicine At The University Of Michigan This Summer.
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A Tesla Can Make More Fart Sounds Than a Whoopee Cushion

By Feb
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A Passion for Beetles (and Spiders) in the Time of Coronavirus

By About The Author S, Josie Glausiusz, Josie Glausiusz Is A Journalist In Israel Who Writes About Science, The Environment For Magazines Including Nature, National Geographic, Hakai, Undark, Sapiens. To, She Wrote The Weekly, Recent Articles
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Accelerating Particles with the Brightest Lasers on Earth

By Staff Writer
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'Almost' Edible Historic Fruitcake Found Preserved in Antarctica for 106 Years

By Aug
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Americans Rely on a Patchwork of Options to Pay for Elder Health Care

By Feb
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Are You Hopelessly Devoted to “Grease”?

By Staff Writer
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Ask Ethan: Why Did Light Arrive 1.7 Seconds After Gravitational Waves In The Neutron Star Merger?

By Staff Writer
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Antivaxers on Twitter: Fake news and Twitter bots

By Staff Writer
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Astronomers discover new class of cosmic explosions: Blasts differ from 'ordinary' supernovae, gamma-ray bursts

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Astronomers capture rare images of planet-forming disks around stars

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Babies know when you imitate them -- and like it

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Bat 'super immunity' may explain how bats carry coronaviruses, study finds: Bat-virus adaptation may explain species spillover, researchers say

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Better Business Bureau® Profile

By Staff Writer
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Best Identity Theft Protection 2020 – HowStuffWorks Reviews: How Does Identity Theft Protection Work?

By Howstuffworks Staff, September
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Best Payroll Software 2020 – HowStuffWorks Reviews: Payroll Service or Payroll Software – What is the Real Difference?

By Howstuffworks Staff, September
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Bullying More Likely in Less Crowded U.S. States

By Sep
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Barbie Turns 60, Becomes an Astrophysicist

By Feb
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Burning Man 2011

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Bumblebees speed up flowering

By Staff Writer
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Can interactive technology ease urban traffic jams? Researchers suggest tech as alternative to building new roads

By Staff Writer
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Can Popping a Wheelie Land You in Jail?

By Nov
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Can You Count the "10 Things I Hate About You"?

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Can You Finish All of the Best Quotes From “Clueless”?

By Staff Writer
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Can You Get 100% on This "Bring It On" Quiz?

By Staff Writer
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Can the President Legally Delete a Tweet?

By Feb
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Can You Guess the "Friends" Character?

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Can You Guess the Chick Flick From a Single Sentence Summary?

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Can You Name All of These Tim Burton Characters From One Screenshot?

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Children face risk for severe complications and death from COVID-19: Most of the children admitted to pediatric intensive care units had underlying conditions

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Clarity from Chaos: How Climate Models Could Be Better than We Think

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Cheap experiments and demonstrations for kids.

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Connecticut Becomes First State to Appoint Legal Advocates for Abused Animals

By Jun
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Considering Candidates Post Las Vegas Massacre: Rule Out Tim Walz

By Staff Writer
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Coronavirus Is Not Passed From Mother to Child Late In Pregnancy

By Staff Writer
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Coronavirus Isn't a Pandemic, But That Doesn't Change Its Relative Risk

By Staff Writer
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Comments of the Week: Final edition?

By Staff Writer
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Coronavirus Antibody Therapies Raise Hopes—and Skepticism

By Jillian Kramer, About The Author S, Recent Articles
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Could the Barnacle Windshield Blocker Replace Boot Wheel Clamps?

By Oct
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COVID-19 crisis causes 17 percent drop in global carbon emissions

By Staff Writer
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Coronavirus Roundup, May 23–May 29

By Robin Lloyd, About The Author S, Robin Lloyd Is A Science Writer Based In New York City, A Contributing Editor At, Credit, Nick Higgins, Recent Articles
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COVID-19 lockdowns significantly impacting global air quality

By Staff Writer
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Dinosaur-dooming asteroid struck Earth at 'deadliest possible' angle

By Staff Writer
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COVID-19: The Downside To More Testing Could Be Overflowing Hospitals

By Staff Writer
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Do You Know More About "Home Improvement" Than Tim Taylor?

By Staff Writer
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Do the Kings, Queens and Jacks on Playing Cards Represent Real People?

By May
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Does the video game industry really lack career stability?

By Staff Writer
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COVID-19 Vaccine Developers Search for Antibodies That ‘First Do No Harm’

By Esther Landhuis, About The Author S, Recent Articles
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Does your body really replace itself every seven years?

By Staff Writer
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Does Your Dog Really Want To Rescue You? Yes

By Staff Writer
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Dressing Up Science: Richard Feynman And The Costume Parties Of Al Hibbs (Synopsis)

By Staff Writer
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Dorms: Can you get athlete’s foot from the dorm shower?

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Even while the world suffers, investing in science is non-negotiable

By Staff Writer
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ESO instrument finds closest black hole to Earth: Invisible object has two companion stars visible to the naked eye

By Staff Writer
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Edible Spider Silk Coating Keeps Fruit Fresh Without Refrigeration

By May
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Evolution of pandemic coronavirus outlines path from animals to humans: The virus's ability to change makes it likely that new human coronaviruses will arise

By Staff Writer
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First Artificial Enzyme From Two Non-Biological Groups Created

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Entanglement omnibus!

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Fireflies Face Extinction Threat Due To Pesticides, Habitat Loss, And Light Pollution

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Five Discoveries In Fundamental Physics That Came As Total Surprises

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Gas-powered vs. Electric Cars: Which Is Faster?

By Jan
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For the first time ever, you can buy a book!

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Giant meteorite impacts formed parts of the Moon's crust, new evidence shows

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Female-only Rebelle Rally Teaches More Than Just Navigation

By Dec
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Gluttony WordPress Theme

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How Artificial Intelligence Helps Us Fight Pandemics

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How a Landmark Physics Paper from the 1970s Uncannily Describes the COVID-19 Pandemic

By Clifford Brangwynne, About The Author S, Clifford Brangwynne Is A Professor Of Chemical, Biological Engineering At Princeton University Howard Hughes Medical Institute, A Macarthur Fellow.
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How has nuclear power changed since Chernobyl?

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How does the brain link events to form a memory? Study reveals unexpected mental processes

By Staff Writer
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How Doctors and Nurses Manage Coronavirus Grief

By Jillian Mock Jen Schwartz, Jane Qiu, Jillian Mock, Lydia Denworth, Jeffery Delviscio
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How 'Cognitive' Tech Can Prevent a Food Crisis

By Ram Krishnan Frederic Laluyaux, About The Author S, Ram Krishnan, Ram Krishnan Is Chief Marketing Officer Of, Frederic Laluyaux, Frederic Laluyaux Is President, Ceo Of
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'How I Met Your Mother': The Bro Code Quiz

By Staff Writer
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How Has the HANS Device Changed Car Racing?

By Feb
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How often should you dust your dorm room?

By Staff Writer
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How Often Should You Wash Your Bra?

By Jan
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How to Look and Sound Good on Your Videoconference Call

By Apr
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How to Remove Stains from White Clothing

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How to Make Your Facebook Form Official — Embed It!

By Staff Writer
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How the Environment Has Changed Since the First Earth Day 50 Years Ago

By Apr
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How To Spot Coronavirus Fake News

By Staff Writer
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How Well Do You Remember "ER"?

By Staff Writer
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How to Wipe Personal Data From Your Car

By Mar
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How Well Do You Remember "Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade"?

By Staff Writer
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How to Talk to Your Teen About Sexting

By Feb
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How Well Do You Remember Jurassic Park?

By Staff Writer
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Increased fertility for women with Neanderthal gene, study suggests

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International Day of Light Edition: Beam Me Up, Scotty: How Lasers Can Counteract Gravity

By Staff Writer
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International Day of Light Pre-celebration Edition: An Ultrasound Scan Without the Goo?

By Staff Writer
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International Day of Light Pre-celebration Edition: Some light questioning about...light

By Staff Writer
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Is it bad to eat right before bedtime?

By Staff Writer
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Kampecaris Obanensis: Move Over Nessie, Scotland Is Now Home To The World's Oldest Bug

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Kathrine Switzer's Trailblazing Boston Marathon Run Was 50 Years Ago

By Apr
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Live Long and Prosper: The Ultimate "Star Trek" Quiz

By Staff Writer
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Like Airbnb But for Work: Rent Your Home as Office Space

By Oct
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Low Accuracy in Online Symptom Checkers

By Steven Novella
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Malaria Mosquitoes Are Biting before Bed-Net Time

By Jason G. Goldman, About The Author S, Jason G. Goldman Is A Science Journalist Based In Los Angeles. He Has Written About Animal Behavior, Wildlife Biology, Conservation, Ecology For, Recent Articles
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Masks and Emasculation: Why Some Men Refuse to Take Safety Precautions

By Peter Glick, About The Author S
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Migration patterns reveal an 'Eden' for ancient humans and animals

By Staff Writer
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Mind-controlled arm prostheses that 'feel' are now a part of everyday life

By Staff Writer
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More Proof Neanderthals Weren't Stupid: They Made Their Own String

By Apr
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My bad: Have aliens ever visited Earth?

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NASA astronauts launch from America in historic test flight of SpaceX Crew Dragon

By Staff Writer
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NeuroLogica Blog

By Steven Novella
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Neutrinos may explain why we don’t live in an antimatter universe

By Leah Crane
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New Design Helps N95 Mask Wearers Breathe Easier

By Sophie Bushwick, About The Author S, Credit, Nick Higgins, Recent Articles
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New study estimates the odds of life and intelligence emerging beyond our planet

By Staff Writer
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New Technology Revives Tarnished Daguerreotype Ghosts

By Jul
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No Benefit from Hydroxychloroquine for COVID-19

By Steven Novella
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Nobody Wants to Have End-of-Life Conversations, But ...

By Christopher Magoon Daniel Shalev, About The Author S, Christopher Magoon, Christopher Magoon Is A Psychiatry Resident At Columbia University Medical Center. For More Information Or To Contact Him, Visit His, Daniel Shalev, Daniel Shalev Is A Psychiatrist At Columbia University Working At The Intersection Of Mental Health, End-Of-Life Care.
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Not Getting Online Dates? Your Bar Is Probably Too High

By Aug
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NVX-CoV2373: Here's How The Coronavirus Vaccine Based On A Flu Shot Works

By Staff Writer
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Our ability to focus may falter after eating one meal high in saturated fat: Study also looks at effect of leaky gut on concentration

By Staff Writer
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Particle physics, neutrinos, and chirality too!

By Posted On
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Partisan Differences over the Pandemic Response Are Growing

By Cary Funk Alec Tyson, About The Author S, Cary Funk, Cary Funk Is Director Of Science, Society Research At Pew Research Center, A Nonpartisan, Fact Tank, That Informs The Public About The Issues, Attitudes, Trends Shaping America
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People may know the best decision -- and not make it

By Staff Writer
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Physics Buzz

By Staff Writer
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Pickleball! It's the Fast-growing Sport With the Funny Name

By Sep
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Platypus Milk: Our Best Hope Against an Antibiotic-Resistant Future

By Mar
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Pluto!

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Potentially fatal combinations of humidity and heat are emerging across the globe: U.S. Gulf Coast among regions hit with conditions not expected for decades

By Staff Writer
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Precision Mobile Testing Is Key to Opening the Economy Safely

By Anita Goel, About The Author S, M.D., Ph.D., Is A Physicist, Physician-Scientist, The Founder, Chairman, Ceo Of The Nanobiosym Research Institute, Nanobiosym Diagnostics. She Is Also The Winner Of Three Breakthrough Darpa Awards
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Prehistoric Predator Rediscovered in Museum Drawer

By Apr
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Pro Tips on Posing for Perfect Pics

By Jan
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Proxima B!

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Q: According to relativity, things get more massive the faster they move. If something were moving fast enough, would it become a black hole?

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Q: According to relativity, two moving observers always see the other moving through time slower. Isn’t that a contradiction? Doesn’t one have to be faster?

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Q: According to the Many Worlds Interpretation, every event creates new universes. Where does the energy and matter for the new universes come from?

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Q: After the heat death of the universe will anything ever happen again?

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Q: Are numbers real?

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Q: Are shadows 2-dimensional? Are there any real examples of 2-dimensional things in the universe?

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Q: Are some colors of light impossible? Can any color of light be made?

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Q: Are some number patterns more or less likely? Are some betting schemes better than others?

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Q: Are the brain and consciousness quantum mechanical in nature?

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Q: Are there examples of quantum mechanics that can be seen in every-day life, or do they only show up in the lab?

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Q: Are there physical limits in the universe other than the speed of light?

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Q: Are white holes real?

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Q: Aren’t physicists just doing experiments to confirm their theories? Couldn’t they “prove” anything they want?

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Q: Can a human being survive in the fourth dimension?

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Q: Can free will exist in our deterministic universe?

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Q: Can light be used to transfer energy instead of power lines?

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Q: Can planes (sheets) be tied in knots in higher dimensions the way lines (strings) can be tied in knots in 3 dimensions?

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Q: Can resonance be used to destroy anything? Is the “brown note” possible?

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Q: Can things really be in two places at the same time?

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Q: Can we build a planet?

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Q: Can wind chill make things “feel” colder than absolute zero?

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Q: Can you beat the uncertainty principle using entanglement, by measuring position on one particle and momentum on the other?

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Q: Can you do the double slit experiment with a cat cannon?

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Q: Can you poke something that’s far away with a stick faster than it would take light to get there?

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Q: CERN’s faster than light neutrino thing: WTF?

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Q: Could a simple cup of coffee be heated by a hand held device designed to not only mix but heat the water through friction, and is that more efficient than heating on a stove and then mixing?

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Q: Could dark matter actually be the “gravitational shadow” of parallel universes?

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Q: Could God have existed forever? Is it actually feasibly possibly for some ‘being’ to have just existed, infinitely?

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Q: Could Kurt Vonnegut’s “Ice-9 catastrophe” happen?

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Q: Could the “proton torpedoes” in Star Wars be a thing?

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Q: Could the tidal forces of the Sun and Moon be used to generate power directly?

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Q: Do colors exist?

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Q: Do the past and future exist? If they do, is the future determined and what does that mean for quantum randomness?

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Q: Do time and distance exist in a completely empty universe?

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Q: Do we actually live in a computer simulation?

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Q: Do you need faith to believe in science?

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Q: Does an electric field have mass? Does it take energy to move an electric field?

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Q: Does anti-matter really move backward through time?

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Q: Does how you deal cards affect how random they are?

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Q: Does light experience time?

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Q: Does opening a refrigerator cool down the room?

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Q: Does quantum mechanics really say that there’s some probability that objects will suddenly start moving or that things can suddenly “shift” to the other side of the universe?

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Q: Does quantum mechanics really say there are other “mes”? Where are they?

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Q: Does the 2nd law of thermodynamics imply that everything must eventually die, regardless of the ultimate fate of the universe?

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Q: Given two points on the globe, how do you figure out the direction and distance to each other?

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Q: Half-life?

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Q: How accurately do we need to know π? Is there a reason to know it out to billions of digits?

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Q: How are fractals made?

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Q: How are imaginary exponents defined?

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Q: How bad would it be if we accidentally made a black hole?

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Q: How big does an object have to be to gravitationally attract a Human or have a molten core?

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Q: How can carbon dating work on things that were never alive?

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Q: How can electrons “jump” between places without covering the intervening distance?

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Q: How can I set up a random gift exchange that’s different from year to year?

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Q: How can photons have energy and momentum, but no mass?

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Q: How can planes fly upside-down?

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Q: How can the universe expand faster than the speed of light?

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Q: How can we have any idea what a 4D hypercube or any n-D object “looks like”? What is the process of developing a picture of a higher dimensional object?

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Q: How can we see the early universe and the Big Bang? Shouldn’t the light have already passed us?

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Q: How can wormholes be used for time travel?

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Q: How did Lord Kelvin come up with the absolute temperature? I mean, how could he say surely that it was 273.15 C below zero?

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Q: How do Bell pairs (entangled particles) behave experimentally?

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Q: How do I encrypt/hide/protect my email?

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Q: How do I know my windmill is on straight?

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Q: How do lenses that concentrate light not violate the second law of thermodynamics? If you use a magnifying glass to burn ants, aren’t you making a point hotter than the ambient temperature without

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Q: How do “Numerology Math Tricks” work? (adding digits and tricks with nines)

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Q: How do surge protectors work?

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Q: How do those “executive ball clicker” things work?

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Q: How do velocities add? If I’m riding a beam of light and I throw a ball, why doesn’t the ball go faster than light?

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Q: How do we know that atomic clocks are accurate?

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Q: How do we know that everyone has a common anecestor? How do we know that someone alive today will someday be a common ancestor to everyone?

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Q: How do you find the height of a rocket using trigonometry?

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Q: How do you talk about the size of infinity? How can one infinity be bigger than another?

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Q: How do you turn/change directions in space?

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Q: How does a gravitational sling shot actually speed things up?

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Q: How does a refrigerator work?

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Q: How does a scientist turn ideas into math?

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Q: How does a Tesla coil work?

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Q: How does Earth’s magnetic field protect us?

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Q: How does instantaneous communication violate causality?

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Q: How does one attain an understanding of everything?

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Q: How does quantum computing work?

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Q: π = 4?

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Q: Why is Schrodinger’s cat both dead and alive? Is this not a paradox?

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