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Tuesday, June 19, 2018

What happened last time it was as warm as it’s going to get later...

Enlarge / Map of Antarctica today showing rates of retreat (2010-2016) of the “grounding line” where glaciers lose contact with bedrock underwater, along with ocean temperatures. The lone red arrow in...

Disgraced Theranos founder Elizabeth Holmes indicted on criminal charges

Enlarge / Founder & CEO of Theranos, Elizabeth Holmes. (credit: Getty | Gilbert Carrasquillo) Federal prosecutors have indicted Theranos founder Elizabeth Holmes and the company’s former president Ramesh “Sunny”...

NIH shuts down controversial $100M drinking study backed by Big Alcohol

You don't have to go home, but you can't stay at the NIH. (credit: Maya83) The National Institutes of Health has terminated a controversial $100-million study on the health effects...

Common drugs have depression as a possible side effect—a third of us take them

Enlarge / More than 200 medications list depression as a potential adverse effect. (credit: Getty | ullstein bild) More than a third of Americans are estimated to be taking...

Seafloor fiber optic cables can work like seismometers

Enlarge / "Did you feel that?" (credit: OIST) There are enough seismometers around these days to detect and locate nearly all earthquakes on land, except the most minuscule ones. The...

Supermassive black hole swallows star, lights up galaxy core

Enlarge / The galaxy merger, with an artist's representation of a star being drawn into a black hole. (credit: Sophia Dagnello, NRAO/AUI/NSF; NASA, STScI) The supermassive black holes at the...

Rocket Report: Mysterious Washington “launch,” Aerojet tests, BFR job posting

Enlarge / We need your help to produce a new newsletter to chronicle the dynamic launch industry. (credit: Aurich Lawson/background image United Launch Alliance) Welcome to Edition 1.04 of the...

The humans are coming! HIDE!

Enlarge / While some animals are well adapted to nocturnal living, for some, we're forcing a rapid change in lifestyle. (credit: Washington Wildlife) When dinosaurs roamed the earth, mammals...

Ars on your lunch break, part three: Woolly mammoths and synthetic meat

Mmmmmm, synthetic meat.... (credit: Photo illustration by Aurich Lawson) Today we present the third and final installment of my interview with George Church, whose Harvard lab is one of the...

The largest and oldest African baobabs are dying

Enlarge (credit: Peace Corps) Baobabs have super-thick trunks and branches that look like root systems reaching for the sky. African bushmen said that when the god Thora created the world,...