Why Starbucks, Disney, and Tom Brady are all shunning plastic straws

When I ordered a milkshake at a New York City diner recently, I noticed a placard at my table that read: “Missing something in...

Measles cases have hit a record high in Europe. Blame austerity.

Europe is in the midst of a massive measles outbreak, with more than 41,000 cases reported in the first half of this year. The...

A tiny, beleaguered government agency seeks an energy holy grail: long-term...

Deep within the Department of Energy is a small agency devoted to supporting cutting-edge energy research: the Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy, or ARPA-E. It’s...

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As temperatures surge around the world, many cities and countries are breaking heat records. Massive wildfires have ignited in Europe and the United States...

What’s wrong with the “just a teen” Kavanaugh defense, according to...

The recent sexual assault allegations against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh have raised many questions, but by far one of the most discussed is...

Americans are eating way more fat. But it’s not butter.

A 2017 report from the US Department of Agriculture tracks how food consumption patterns in the US have changed over the past 40 years...

California’s huge energy decision: link its grid to its neighbors, or...

California is America’s undisputed clean energy leader, a kind of cultural and economic island, liberal enough to pass bold climate policies and big enough...

Human memory is flawed. That doesn’t mean Christine Blasey Ford is...

With her memory of an alleged sexual assault in the 1980s, Christine Blasey Ford has upended the Supreme Court nomination process and ignited a...

A top Cornell food researcher has had 13 studies retracted. That’s...

It’s every scientist’s worst nightmare: six papers retracted in a single day, complete with a press release that’s helping the world’s science reporters disseminate...

Doctors are blasé about bone health, and it’s leading to more...

At the age of 89, my grandfather walked into the family room from his bedroom, forgetting he needed his walker. We’re still not quite...

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