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Science Oct 06Storm surge maps predict widespread flooding in Savannah and Charleston
Hurricane Matthew's arrival may trigger unprecedented flood damage in Florida, Georgia and the Carolinas due to storm surge and sea-level rise, experts say.
Science Oct 05World’s tiniest machines win 2016 Nobel Chemistry Prize for three researchers
Jean-Pierre Sauvage, Sir Fraser Stoddart and Bernard Feringa split the 2016 Nobel Chemistry Prize for building the world's smallest machines out of chemical molecules.
Science Oct 04Nobel physics winners defined new class of exotic matter
The 2016 Nobel Prize in physics is shared by three scientists -- David Thouless, Duncan Haldane and Michael Kosterlitz -- for theoretical discoveries of topological phase transitions and topological phases of matter. Here's what that means.
Science Oct 03Why this Japanese scientist won a 2016 Nobel Prize in medicine for cell ‘self-eating’
Cell biologist Yoshinori Ohsumi wins the 2016 Nobel Prize in physiology or medicine for discoveries in autophagy. Wait, what's autophagy?…
Science Sep 30Rosetta, the first comet orbiter, shares final moments before crashing
The Rosetta spacecraft ended its historic, 12-year cruise through the cosmos on Friday after two years of orbit around Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenk…
Science Sep 28This lab uses coffee grounds to extract lead and other toxins from water
Though still in its prototype phase, this coffee-infused foam might clear the worst levels of lead contamination found in places like Flint, Michigan within a few hours.
Science Sep 27Baby born from 3 parents a victory for new, controversial procedure
The first baby born via a technique that mixes DNA from three parents raises familiar questions about regulatory loopholes and genetics.
Science Sep 22This MacArthur winner wants every child in the world to own a microscope
Stanford University inventor Manu Prakash thinks if every child can have a pencil, then they should have a microscope. So, he built a $1 version.
Science Sep 20These genes protect resilient water bears from radiation
Researchers in Japan sequence the genome of the world's most extreme tardigrade to unlock the secrets of its survival.
Science Sep 20The average person is better off without a fitness wearable, weight loss study finds
Do fitness wearables aid weight loss? A new study from the University of Pittsburgh -- the longest of its kind -- says the average person on a weight loss program can cut more pounds without a wearable.