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Science Sep 02How NASA measures the death of a glacier from space
In 2017, a new NASA satellite called ICESat-2 will measure how fast ice is melting in order to estimate how soon coastal cities might suffer from sea level rise.
Science Aug 13Is diet soda any healthier than regular soda?
People can’t get enough information about artificial sweeteners. Do they help you diet? Do they make you fat? Are they healthier than sugar? Are they healthy? Six artificial sweeteners have passed toxicology tests and been deemed safe by the Food…
Science Aug 07Why don’t we ever see the far side of the moon?
NASA this week released photographs of the far side of the moon, providing a lunar perspective we rarely get to see. But why is the dark side of the moon, as it's known, so elusive to the Earthbound?…
Science Aug 05Debunking the biggest genetic myth of the human tongue
You didn’t inherit your tongue rolling ability from your parents.
Science Aug 03Times have changed for women at work, but office temperatures are stuck in the ’60s
A new study sheds light on the office thermostat battle. Women prefer warmer office climates than men because of their different body composition.
Science Jul 318 things you didn’t know about humidity
It’s a T-shirt kind of day in Washington, DC: 85 degrees with 63 percent humidity. We all know those numbers mean hot, but what exactly does that humidity percentage tell us? And why should we care? Below, some facts on…
Science Jul 29What’s all the fuss about fizzy drinks?
snap-click. ahh. gulp. -- Familiar sounds at a summer BBQ. Get to know your carbonated beverage.
Science Jul 22Mediterranean whales bear the brunt of industry’s historic toxins
Researchers detect high levels of banned toxic chemicals in whales in the Mediterranean Sea.
Science Jul 17Fancy fabrics trap dangerous gases
Researchers bring smart technology to cotton wearables.
Science Jul 15Scientists discover brain cells that specialize in speed
Neuroscientists find speedometers in the brain using a "Flintstone-like" car.