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Unlimited spending on television political ads fails to deliver votes

4 days ago from Science Blog

There is a reason it may seem as if every television ad right now is a political one. Millions of dollars are spent to reach voters through this one medium,...

Renewable energy offers common ground for Democrats, Republicans

4 days ago from Science Blog

As the battle lines are drawn for next month’s hotly contested midterm elections, some Americans may be comforted to know there is at least one area of common ground for...

Nearly half the world lives on less than $5.50 a day: World Bank

4 days ago from Physorg

Despite progress in reducing extreme poverty, nearly half the world's population lives on less than $5.50 a day, with a rising share of the poor in wealthier economies, the World...

Once kings of TV, US broadcast networks face reckoning

4 days ago from Physorg

They once produced must-see television shows like "Seinfeld," "ER" and "Friends" but America's broadcast networks are facing a major crisis, as more and more viewers cut the cord in search...

Spaceflight, SETI Communities Mourn Passing of Paul Allen

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The death of billionaire technologist, philanthropist and private-spaceflight entrepreneur Paul Allen has hit hard for people from many different walks of life. Read a few tributes to him from folks...

A step toward personalized, automated smart homes

4 days ago from MIT Research

Developing automated systems that track occupants and self-adapt to their preferences is a major next step for the future of smart homes. When you walk into a room, for instance, a system...

Ian Kiernan: The man who wanted to clean up the world

Ian Kiernan's iconic anti-litter campaign, begun in Australia in the 1980s, became a global success.

Alaska lieutenant governor resigns after "inappropriate comments"

4 days ago from UPI

Alaska's lieutenant governor resigned Tuesday after unspecified "inappropriate comments," Gov. Bill Walker said.

Canada may soon pardon those with marijuana convictions

4 days ago from UPI

Recreational marijuana will become legal throughout Canada on Wednesday, and those who have marijuana convictions on their record may soon get a pardon.

No. 2 Ohio State travels to Purdue

4 days ago from UPI

Second-ranked Ohio State knew that injured defensive end Nick Bosa would not be available for Saturday night's Big Ten game at Purdue.

Anna Burns wins Man Booker Prize for 'Milkman'

4 days ago from UPI

Anna Burns became the first Northern Irish woman to win the Man Booker Prize for her novel, "Milkman," the award committee announced Tuesday.

Banged-up Denver Broncos face short work week

4 days ago from UPI

The Denver Broncos' season is going south quickly after a 23-20 loss to the Los Angeles Rams on Sunday.

LB NaVorro Bowman to work out with Cleveland Browns

4 days ago from UPI

Free-agent linebacker NaVorro Bowman will work out with the Cleveland Browns on Tuesday, multiple media outlets reported.

Mary Bono resigns as interim president, CEO of USA Gymnastics

4 days ago from UPI

Former gymnast and congresswoman Mary Bono resigned as interim CEO and president of USA Gymnastics on Tuesday.

Revolution Medicines to acquire Warp Drive

4 days ago from C&EN

The all-stock deal marks the final chapter for the ambitious genome-mining firm

Google to charge for apps on Android phones in Europe

4 days ago from Physorg

Google plans to start charging smartphone makers to pre-install apps like Gmail, YouTube and Google Maps on Android handsets sold in Europe, a response to a record $5 billion antitrust...

Netflix surges on user gains, strong profits

4 days ago from Physorg

Netflix reported Tuesday a strong jump in profits and better-than-expected growth in users in the past quarter, sparking a rally in shares of the streaming television market leader.

'The Winning Side' Shines a Harsh Spotlight on the High Price of Winning in Space

4 days ago from

The show opens precisely when you would expect it to, on July 16, 1969, as a rocket carrying three American men lifts off into history.

Looking and listening for signals of navy test explosions off Florida coast

4 days ago from Science Daily

Underwater explosions detonated by the US Navy to test the sturdiness of ships' hulls have provided seismologists with a test opportunity of their own: how much can we know about...

The science of sustainability

4 days ago from Science Daily

Can humans drive economic growth, meet rising demand for food, energy and water, and make significant environmental progress? The short answer is 'yes,' but it comes with several big 'ifs.'...

Harvard panel shares strategies to increase voter turnout

4 days ago from Harvard Science

Just 56 percent of eligible American voters in cast ballots for president in the 2016 election, and nearly two-thirds remained on the sidelines in the 2014 midterms. With the November election approaching, a...

Public opinion on GMOs might impact similar technologies in stores

4 days ago from Science Daily

Researchers have found that an individual's perception of genetically modified organisms might impact their judgments about whether or not nanotechnology-enabled products should be labeled in stores.

Moving location of fruit and vegetables can lead to 15 percent sales increase

4 days ago from Science Daily

Moving location of fruit and vegetables in shops can lead to 15 percent sales increase. Sales increased without any further messaging or marketing. Research suggests a simple 'nudge' can lead...

Oil prices steady but analysts wary of Saudi reaction to Khashoggi allegations

4 days ago from UPI

The disappearance of journalist Jamal Khashoggi has created a diplomatic crisis for the United States and Saudi Arabia, which typically means crude oil prices will go up.

State of the Art: A Future Where Everything Becomes a Computer Is as Creepy as You Feared

4 days ago from NY Times Science

Amazon and other tech giants have made devices connected to the internet increasingly prevalent. Now is the time to be freaking out about the dangers.

The Moon Eclipsed the Sun. Then the Bees Stopped Buzzing.

4 days ago from NY Times Science

Researchers worked with a small army of elementary school children to collect audio recordings of bees as they visited flowers along the path of last summer’s total eclipse.

Cindy R. Lobel, Who Traced New York History Through Food, Dies at 48

4 days ago from NY Times Science

Professor Lobel was among the first historians to explore the economic and social elements of city life in the 19th century through the lens of eating.

After Nobel in Economics, William Nordhaus Talks About Who’s Getting His Pollution-Tax Ideas Right

4 days ago from NY Times Science

A few governments—notably, parts of Canada and South Korea—have adapted his idea in ways that not only show signs of working, but it also reframe it not as a tax,...