Massive bodies can send ripples through space time in the form of gravitational waves.
The long awaited discovery of gravitational waves has sent ripples through the scientific world. Here top experts respond to the historic announcement.
Far from being stretched, rail resources at Port Botany appear distinctly under-utilised.
Improving the efficiency of existing rail infrastructure into Port Botany will deliver the capacity gains it will need.
Despite Nigeria's success in eradicating polio, it is struggling to get a grip on mother and child vaccinations.
EU and Polish flags together at anti-government demonstration in Warsaw.
After years of being hailed as the shining example of post-Communist success, Poland is being depicted going 'backward.' What happened? And why is this significant for Europe?
Disinfecting municipal water systems is complex, but Flint made critical errors that led to the lead poisoning crisis.
Treating municipal water, particularly from rivers, is difficult technically and cash-strapped municipalities like Flint don't always know the latest science.
The University of Michigan-Flint puts experts from academia in the same room as Flint community members, an innovative model for educating the community and forming the public health response.
How can colleges redefine achievement?
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Admissions officers alone cannot change the way achievement is currently defined. Parents, employers and those who work in education need to lead by example.
Civilian doctors might not know that their patients have served in the military. In this photo Marines march around the World Trade Center memorial after participating in a memorial run in 2012.
Asking 'Have you served in the military?' may seem like a minor issue, but it's actually much more important than you might think. And it's a question that few doctors make a point of asking.
Looking for relief: Southern California Gas Company and outside experts work on a relief well at the Aliso Canyon designed to stop the ongoing natural gas leak.
The Aliso Canyon methane leak in California is bad, but it's only a small portion of the methane leaked from the natural gas industry's sprawling pipeline and storage infrastructure.
A still from the music video for Lazarus.
The dark, disturbing imagery of Bowie's final album recalls how the artist inspired the goth movement of the 1970s and 1980s.
Why is it so hard to figure out what medical care costs?
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Price in health care is a squishy concept. Different words relating to cost – charge, price and out-of-pocket cost – all have different meanings.
Will TV’s future flicker into focus?
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A post-network era looms. What does this mean for the way we watch – and pay for – television shows?
Going down: Prices in Texas in November 2015.
With cheaper gas, consumers are buying fewer fuel-efficient vehicles – a step backwards on climate, energy security and upkeep of our highway and bridges.
Will the Paris Agreement lead to real changes in where investment goes?
The Paris Climate Agreement was a strong political signal, but the mainstream business community needs many more before it acts decisively on climate change.
Trump calls for a ban on Muslims entering the US.
Thomas Jefferson would disagree with Trump's call to bar one religious group from entering the country. But that's not to say that Trump's idea isn't anything new in American history.
Grâce au sport, on pourrait être à la fois obèse et en bonne santé. Avancée par certains chercheurs, l'hypothèse est séduisante. Cependant, elle résiste difficilement à l'analyse.
Renewable sources of energy are already more cost-competitive than coal-fired power plants with carbon capture.
New analysis reveals carbon capture at coal power plants is significantly more expensive than thought, making renewables and natural gas power generation more attractive.
Off to nab a would-be criminal?
Preventing crime before it happens, while saving resources, sounds like a great use of big data. But these calculated probabilities raise big questions about civil liberties.
A metrobus driver performs squats at Rio de los Remedios metrobus station in Mexico. To combat growing obesity, lawmakers have introduced a new campaign encouraging physical activity.
For many obese people, the message that physical activity is more important than managing weight is not only unhelpful but also not true.
Obama announcing that he has rejected the Keystone XL pipeline – what message does it send on infrastructure?
Climate advocates are cheering rejection of the Keystone XL pipeline, but both our fossil fuel and renewable energy infrastructure badly needs upgrading to tackle climate change.