Diligence, technological progress and a little luck have together solved a 20 year mystery of the cosmos.
Cosmologists had only been able to find half the matter that should exist in the universe. With the discovery of a new astronomical phenomenon and new telescopes, researchers just found the rest.
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Seven of the past 10 business bailouts since 1969 have either broke even, or more frequently, ended up making a tidy profit for taxpayers.
Many breeders say they’re stewards of conservation, but no captive tiger has ever been released into the wild.
AP Photo/Kevork Djansezian
There are more captive tigers in the US than there are in the wild around the world – and they can be bought for less than some breeds of dog puppies.
Los manglares pueden evitar el gasto de 65.000 millones de dólares al año en perjuicios causados por las tormentas. La protección de estos hábitats podría financiarse como la construcción de diques.
Mangroves along Mexico’s Yucatan coastline.
A new study estimates that mangroves prevent over $65 billion in damage from coastal storms every year, and says mangrove protection should be funded in the same way as infrastructure like seawalls.
Dr. Winifred Frick examines a bat for white-nose syndrome.
Researchers are puzzled by a fungus that is killing millions of bats.
Greta Thunberg speaks out alongside other youth plaintiffs at the UN.
AP Photo/Sam Mednick
The Convention on the Rights of the Child is empowering children around the world by encouraging them to see themselves as important and valuable members of society.
The filibuster is like a stoplight that’s always red.
AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite
Sen. Warren said the filibuster stands in the way of gun reform. It does, and so much more.
Penelitian saya menunjukkan bahwa pemimpin politis dari negara-negara baru merdeka lebih memilih untuk tetap menganut sistem peradilan kolonial daripada menggunakan hukum agama.
Tidak ada ketegangan melekat antara syariat, hak asasi dan peraturan hukum. Seperti peggunaan agama dalam politik, penerapan syariat bergantung pada siapa yang menggunakannya dan mengapa.
Underwater view of waves breaking over a healthy coral reef, reducing wave energy at the shoreline that can cause flooding.
Curt Storlazzi, USGS
A new report shows that coral reefs reduce damage from floods across the United States and its trust territories by more than $1.8 billion every year – and pinpoints that value state by state.
Conservative lawmakers in dozens of U.S. states have raised fears that Islamic fundamentalists want to impose Sharia on Americans.
There is no inherent tension between Islam and democratic values. Like any use of religion in politics, the application of Sharia as law depends on who is using it – and why.
Trapping carbon dioxide in minerals happens naturally over thousands of years. Can humans speed it up – safely?
Adding industrial chemicals and natural alkaline minerals could slow climate change, but like other geoengineering proposals, it comes with many complex technical and legal challenges.
Protecting coastal wetlands, like this slough in Florida’s Everglades National Park, is a cost-effective way to reduce flooding and storm damage.
Coastal development is destroying marshes, mangroves and other wetlands that provide valuable protection from hurricanes and storms. Research shows these benefits can be worth millions of dollars.
Swordfish only – no bycatch, please.
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A new tool called EcoCast helps fishermen in the West Coast figure out where it's best to fish that day.
Sirley Silveira Paixao, an immigrant from Brazil seeking asylum, kisses her 10-year-old son Diego Magalhaes, after he is released from immigration detention in Chicago on July 5, 2018.
(AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast, File)
Psychotropic medication is 'pharmaceutical violence' against migrant children and other incarcerated youth throughout the United States. Drug addiction is one consequence.
Storage site for wastewater from hydraulic fracturing operations just outside Reno, Texas.
AP Photo/LM Otero
New research shows that injecting wastewater deep underground can cause earthquakes far from the injection site. It also raises questions about which rock layers are the safest injection targets.
Some of the ‘remarkable beetles’ Wallace collected in Borneo.
A. R. Wallace
An evolutionary biologist visits the remote jungle mountaintop where a little-known naturalist wrote his insightful paper about the mechanisms of evolution that spurred on a rivalrous Charles Darwin.
Bottlenose dolphins off the coast of New Jersey.
How can marine preserves best protect sea creatures that move in and out of them? Two ocean scientists describe new thinking about designing marine protected areas.
Protesters at a rally on the state of the EPA organized by the American Federation of Government Employees union, April 25, 2018, in Washington, D.C.
AP Photo/Alex Brandon
Government agencies are supposed to listen to the industries they regulate, but what if they tune out everyone else? Scholars call this regulatory capture, and some staffers see it happening at EPA.
Primes still have the power to surprise.
Prime numbers are the biggest and oldest data set in mathematics. Why have they captivated mathematicians for millennia?