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What do tampons and fireworks have in common? Latest supply chain pain

What do tampons and fireworks have in common? Well, the two items are in short supply as we approach our next federal holiday — Independence...

Did the conservative justices commit perjury? Here’s what they said under oath about Roe...

After conservatives consolidated their supermajority on the Supreme Court with Neil M. Gorsuch, Brett M. Kavanaugh and Amy Coney Barrett, many legal experts thought...

What the decision to overturn Roe v. Wade means

On Friday, the Supreme Court voted to overturn Roe v. Wade after nearly half a century, stripping away the constitutional right to abortion that...

Politicians enjoy longer lives than general populations, Oxford study finds

Scientists from Oxford Population Health found that politicians typically enjoy longer lives than the general population. The research is published in the European Journal of Epidemiology...

What is a heat dome? Scientist explains the weather phenomenon baking large parts of...

A heat dome occurs when a persistent region of high pressure traps heat over an area. The heat dome can stretch over several states and...

No safest spot to minimize risk of COVID-19 transmission on trains, shows study

Researchers have demonstrated how airborne diseases such as COVID-19 spread along the length of a train carriage. They found there is no ‘safest spot’ for...

Why can’t I distill liquor at home?

Have you ever wanted to make your own bourbon? Don’t! The process might be relatively simple- heat a fermented liquid and keep only the...

Mars could become a base for asteroid exploration and mining

Mining the asteroids for resources like iron, precious metals, water, or other valuable species may someday become profitable. Mining will probably starting with Near Earth...

What’s a bear market? An economist explains

A 16th-century proverb advises: “It’s unwise to sell a bear’s skin before catching it.” That’s one of the stories used to explain why, in modern...

Should we be concerned about Google AI being sentient?

From virtual assistants like Apple’s Siri and Amazon’s Alexa, to robotic vacuums and self-driving cars, to automated investment portfolio managers and marketing bots, artificial...