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