Scientist Corey Gray and his mother, Sharon Yellowfly, are pictured at one of the two massive detectors that make up the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory. One facility, where Gray works, is in Washington state, and the other is in Louisiana.
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The sea squirt Ascidia sydneiensis, a tubelike animal that squirts water out of its body when alarmed, is one of 48 additional nonnative marine species in the Galapagos Islands documented in a newly published study. Previously, researchers knew of only five.
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Edwin Hardeman sits with his wife, Mary, at a news conference after a San Francisco jury awarded him $80 million in damages over his claim that Roundup weedkiller caused his cancer.
Just a 10 percent shift in the salt concentration of your blood would make you very sick. To keep that from happening, the body has developed a finely tuned physiological circuit that includes information about that and a beverage's saltiness, to know when to signal thirst.
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A female adult head louse holds onto human hairs, as it is filmed under a microscope. The brown line visible inside the louse, on the left side of its body, is the blood meal it took when it lived on a human host's scalp.
LED lightbulbs have replaced many incandescent ones. Now, the Trump administration wants to reverse an Obama-era rule designed to make a wide array of other lightbulbs more efficient.
Duke University is paying the U.S. $112.5 million to resolve allegations that it violated the False Claims Act by submitting falsified research data to win or keep federal grants. Here, a photo shows the Duke University Hospital in Durham, N.C., in 2008, when some of the fraud was alleged to have taken place.
German ESA astronaut Alexander Gerst took this image of the Earth reflecting light from the sun while aboard the International Space Station July 17, 2014.
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