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Takaaki Kajita of Japan and Arthur McDonald of Canada won the Nobel Prize in physics on Tuesday for discovering that tiny particles called neutrinos change identities as they whiz through the universe, proving that they have mass.
The New Yorker festival, said Kathryn Schulz, is the "nerd holiday of New York City." But the festival also touches on the more urgent questions of the day, including the upcoming presidential election and the earthquake risk in the Pacific Northwest.
As NASA contemplates a manned voyage to Mars and the effects that missions deeper into space could have on astronauts, it's tapping research from another outfit with experience sending people to the deep: the U.S. Navy submarine force.
Scientists are reporting that Mars appears to have not only frozen water but flowing streams of salty water, at least in the summertime.
Stargazers were being treated to a rare astronomical phenomenon when a total lunar eclipse combined with a so-called supermoon.
Sticker-shocked patients increasingly wonder why prices for prescription drugs continue to rise in the U.S.
The patient was unconscious and ready for surgery, but the doctor was not in.
To help get kids to eat more fruit, a new study looks at what kinds they like best.
The cost for a drug used in treating complications in cancer and AIDS cases spikes by 5,000 percent (from $13.50 a pill to $750.00; also, Volkswagen stock plunges and the IRS would like to teach Coca-Cola to sing to the tune of $3 billion in back taxes.
German automaker Volkswagen admits that it rigged U.S. emissions tests so it would appear that its diesel-powered cars were emitting fewer nitrogen oxides, which can contribute to ozone buildup and respiratory illness. Here are some questions and answers.
Volkswagen became the world's top-selling carmaker trumpeting environmental friendliness. In actual driving, the VWs spewed as much as 40 times more pollution from tailpipes than allowed by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
The EPA says Volkswagen used sophisticated software allowing U.S. cars to pass emission tests they should have failed. Investors are furious; VW stocks plummet with a $14.4 billion loss in value.
The Environmental Protection Agency said Volkswagen intentionally skirted clean air laws by using a piece of software that enabled about 500,000 of its diesel cars to emit fewer smog-causing pollutants during testing than in real-world driving conditions.
A French startup working with a top government lab said it has developed in-vitro human sperm, claiming a breakthrough in infertility treatment sought for more than a decade.
How far would you go to win a spoof Nobel prize?
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