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A combination of rapid growth in battery storage and efforts to reduce power demand helped California avoid blackouts during an intense heat wave.

A diamond contains the only known sample of a mineral from Earth’s mantle—and hints at oceans’ worth of water hidden deep within our planet

A surge of new research underscores the growing global problem of light pollution—as well as the urgent need for public awareness and action

NASA confirms that its DART spacecraft nudged the asteroid Dimorphos into a new orbit

Prevent your jack-o’-lantern from turning into moldy, maggoty mush before Halloween

An organism nicknamed “Conan the Bacterium” may have what it takes to live on Mars

Researchers observed bumble bees rolling wooden balls for seemingly no other reason than fun

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The Supreme Court could destroy affirmative action in higher education, and STEM professionals must stand against the white supremacy and scientific racism that fuels arguments against it. | Opinion

Early detection of colorectal cancer can increase survival rates, which is why @crrogersPhD  is meeting those at risk in barber shops and beyond to raise awareness of cancer screenings. Congratulations on the 2022 C2 Catalyst for Change Award. [with @AstraZenecaUS ] #Y ???Cancer

Twitter is a crucial communication tool during disasters, but impersonators and other problems under Elon Musk’s leadership have emergency managers on edge

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Scientific American has never endorsed a presidential candidate in our 175-year history—until now. The 2020 election is literally a matter of life and death. We urge you to vote for health, science and Joe Biden for President.

“We are a wave of change. Together and united, we are unstoppable. This is what people power looks like. We will rise to the challenge," said 16-year-old climate activist @GretaThunberg  who led global protests today demanding action on climate change. #ClimateStrike  ? Liz Tormes

Elon Musk seeks to enable humans to “merge” with AI, giving people superhuman intelligence. (By @tanyalewis314 )

The Big Bang happened 13.8 billion years ago. Hubble sees back to roughly 13.5 billion years. #JWST  was designed to peer into a part of the universe we've never seen before—when the first galaxies came to existence, the first stars came into life, the first black holes appeared.

Three percent of the population now owns half of the country’s firearms, a study shows. And the American citizen most likely to own a gun is a white male that meets a very specific profile.

Blog: Bill Nye does not speak for us and he does not speak for science (By @500womensci )

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A frozen super-Earth may orbit Barnard’s Star. At just six light years away, the candidate planet would be the second-closest world known beyond our solar system—and a prime target for future studies. (By )

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This is the picture we’ve all been waiting for—the deepest image of the cosmos ever captured. Billions of dollars and lifetimes of work have brought us to this historic moment. Watch our short doc on #JWST , the most powerful space telescope ever made:

More firearms do not keep people safe, research show. Why do so many Americans believe the opposite? #guncontrol 

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