California green-lights initiative that is conspiracy theorist’s dream

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Spread the loveTweet reader comments 249 Share this story Activists in California can now move forward collecting signatures for an expansive ballot initiative that encompasses a world of non-evidence-based and…


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Trump’s budget wants the US to stop watching the planet

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Spread the loveTweet Enlarge / You spent the money to build it and put it into orbit? Twice? Doesn’t matter, shut it down. reader comments 218 Share this story Today,…


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Trump’s budget proposal is out, and he really wants to kill ARPA-E

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Spread the loveTweet Department of Energy in Washington, DC. reader comments 194 Share this story On Monday afternoon, the Trump administration released a budget proposal (PDF), including new figures for…


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The Greatest Leap, part 6: After Apollo, NASA still searching for an encore

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Spread the loveTweet reader comments 32 Share this story Video shot by Joshua Ballinger, edited and produced by Jing Niu and David Minick. Click here for transcript. View more stories…


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West sent lizards as nuclear spies, claims Iran defense official

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Spread the loveTweet Enlarge / A senior military advisor to Iran’s supreme leader claims reptiles can be used for nuclear espionage because they “attract atomic waves.” Dorit Hockman reader comments…


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Yes, sea level rise really is accelerating

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Spread the loveTweet Enlarge / A family of sea-level-measuring satellites. reader comments 91 Share this story Some people have eyeballed satellite measurements of sea level rise and claimed that there…


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Woman pulls wiggling cattle worms from her eyeball, makes medical history

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Spread the loveTweet Enlarge / Gross. reader comments 48 Share this story A 26-year-old Oregon woman has received the undesirable title of the first human to have tiny parasitic worms…


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At times during Harvey, the European model outperformed humans

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Spread the loveTweet Enlarge / Which model did the best job of forecasting Harvey has a hurricane? The European model, of course. reader comments 130 Share this story As a…


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This gut worm is more common than malaria—and it’s a deadly, ticking time bomb

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Spread the loveTweet Enlarge / Larva of nematode parasite Strongyloides stercoralis. reader comments 48 Share this story A deadly parasitic worm that quietly inhabits the guts of humans the world…


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Irma reaches 185 mph, trailing only Allen as strongest Atlantic storm

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Spread the loveTweet Enlarge / Satellite image of Hurricane Irma at 1pm ET on Tuesday. reader comments 163 Share this story We are quickly running out of adjectives to describe…


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