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Scientists are learning more about how our gut microbes may influence dieting. A small new study finds successful dieters have a different mix of bacteria than less-successful dieters.
How much damage a bullet does when fired at the human body hinges on physics. Our latest “Let’s Talk” video shows and explains why certain types of ammunition cause greater havoc than others.
Researchers wanted to know why certain infections were increasing in hospitals. They were surprised by what they found.
The sun is responsible for all life on Earth, but we still have a lot to learn about it. So this summer, NASA is sending the Parker Solar Probe closer to the sun than we have ever been before.
A warming climate is knocking nature’s rhythms out of sync. High in the Rocky Mountains, scientists have been tracking the impact for decades.
North America’s largest amphibian, the Hellbender salamander, is in trouble. They are endangered in several states. A team in Ohio is trying to save them before it’s too late.
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) – West Virginia University has marked the start of a new phase of research aimed at recovering rare earth elements from coal and its byproducts. A ceremony was held Wednesday at the National Research Center for Coal and Energy on WVU’s Evansdale campus in Morgantown for the Rare Earth Extraction Facility. WVU… Read More
Astronomers have found 12 more moons orbiting the planet Jupiter. These moons are all small — just 5 kilometers or less across — and one of them behaves very strangely.
In the evolution of mankind, progress has been made through knowledge. Believing was good, but the big steps in history were made with science. Once humans figured out how to use fire, or a couple centuries later when our ancestors used agriculture and became sedentary, quality of life improved immensely. The big steps in developing… Read More
Earth’s rocks and fossils can help us understand our own species. Paleontologist Kenneth Lacovara explains important moments in Earth’s history that help us recognize our place in the world.