This Coral Must Die
In a lab in Philadelphia, scientists are studying what it takes to kill “super coral” to understand the impact of human activities on the mysterious reefs of the deep ocean.
New InSight into the Red Planet
We’ve always referred to Mars as the red planet because of its surface color. But what’s below that dusty crust? NASA's InSight mission is...
Nick Hague dreamed of the stars as a boy, now he's heading to space
HOUSTON (Reuters) - As a boy growing up in Kansas, Nick Hague looked up at the stars and wanted to explore the unknown. In October, his dream will come true when he blasts off on a Russian Soyuz spacecraft to the International Space Station.
How Chinese officials hide corruption from their bosses
Researchers dig into what the Chinese government is monitoring on social media and how corruption hides in plain sight.
Social bonding key cause of soccer (football) violence
As World Cup fever sets in, increased hooliganism and soccer (football) related violence are legitimate international concerns. Previous research has linked sports-related hooliganism to 'social maladjustment' e.g. previous episodes of violence or dysfunctional behavior at home, work or school etc. However, social bonding and a desire to protect and defend other fans may be one of the main motivations not only for football hooliganism, but extremist group behavior in general, according to new...
SpaceX test-fires reused rocket in preparation for space station cargo mission
A rocket booster SpaceX used to launch a planet-hunting NASA observatory two months ago fired again Saturday at Cape Canaveral, clearing a major pre-flight checkout before blastoff June 29 with a space station supply ship.
A new supervolcano is brewing under Massachusetts, Vermont and New Hampshire
Something unexpected has been gradually making itself known to geologists in the United States. A huge mass of molten rock is creeping upwards beneath the nation’s north eastern states.
NASA's new picture of Jupiter is stunning and 'turbulent' at the same time, like a van Gogh painting
Is that normal? What to expect during a visit to the gynecologist
A visit to the gynecologist is an important part of a woman’s medical care. But more than other types of checkups, the exam puts patients in a vulnerable position of intimate scrutiny. A gynecologist who treated University of Southern California students at a campus health center for nearly 30...
'Children must not be abused for political purposes': What health groups say about family separation
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