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220 POSTS 0 COMMENTSIan Lang is a freelance writer primarily focusing on science and health news topics. He lives in the Washington, DC area.
The Earth's boreal forests could be threatened by rapid climate change. These forests account for approximately one third of the forests on the planet. If they disappear, global warming may accelerate dramatically.
Discovery of what appears to be part of a 2 million year old modern human hand sparks debate
New research shows that the earliest dogs adapted to their environment, not their prey
U.S. adults have wide misconceptions about antibiotics, particularly within the Hispanic community
The Drinkable Book could help save the lives of millions
The world's poorest would be in an "untenable" position should food shocks become more common.
There are plenty of good reasons to explore testosterone therapy, but improved sexual function isn't one of them
The tadpole is a weird organism, there's no getting around it. Unlike most animals, which start as tiny versions of their adult selves, tadpoles...
Astronauts will chow down on freshly-grown red romaine lettuce on the International Space Station
Colors are perceived differently across cultures, but there's a surprising reason why the color yellow is so stable.
Scientists find a new species of anglerfish in the Gulf of Mexico
As our closest relatives, bonobos are the only animals known to communicate with context
Up to 30% of the stars in the Milky Way Galaxy are somewhere other than where they were born.
565 million years ago, rangemorphs used two modes of reproduction
By studying the water strider, engineers have developed a robot that can jump on water with ease
Friends and family significantly increase risk of teen e-cigarette use
After blowing through its initial goal, the Smithsonian now seeks $700k to save Alan Shepard's spacesuit.
What can whale snot collected by Snotbot tell scientists? A lot, actually.