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When a Mantis Shrimp Fights a Disco Clam, It Meets Its...

The mantis shrimp beats the hell out of almost anything it can get its hammers on. Except, that is, for the disco clam, which unleashes...

Utility Executives Kept Flint's Tainted Water a Secret

Email exchanges show senior employees and Flint officials knew the tap water was poisoned with lead months before the city alerted...

The Next Nuclear Plants Will Be Small, Svelte, and Safer

A new generation of reactors will start producing power in the next few years. They're comparatively tiny—and may be key to hitting...

Revolt\! Scientists Say They're Sick of Quantum Computing's...

A Twitter account called Quantum Bullshit Detector reflects some researchers' angst about overhyped claims and other troubling trends.

Greta Thunberg Blasts ‘Creative PR’ in Her Climate Speech

In her latest talk at a major climate change conference, the Swedish activist accused politicians and big business of misleading the...

Anti-Vape Laws Could Do More Harm Than Good

Banning vaping just might drive teens to the black market—and send adult smokers back to their cancer sticks.

A Kung Fu Master’s Leap Breaks the Internet—but Not Physics

A viral video appears to show a man jumping off water. What’s really going on here?

Forget Earth: In Space, Libertarian Ideas Are Thriving

Space entrepreneurs tend to share a fondness for libertarian principles. So before checking into your space hotel, be sure to read...

The Science of New Zealand's Eruption, Toy Store Surveillance,...

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Why Volcanologists Didn't Predict New Zealand's Deadly...

Scientists knew White Island was showing signs of “volcanic unrest,” but their arsenal of data and sensors couldn't prepare them for...