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How Universities Deal With Sexual Harassment Needs Sweeping Change, Panel Says

How Universities Deal With Sexual Harassment Needs Sweeping Change, Panel Says

The report cited a survey by the University of Texas system, which found that 20 percent of female science students, 25 percent of female engineering students and 40 percent of female medical students experienced sexual harassment from faculty or staff.

The Known: Cancer Is Really, Really Old. The Unknown: How Common It Was.

The Known: Cancer Is Really, Really Old. The Unknown: How Common It Was.

Evidence of a cancerous tumor was found on a bone fossil dating back 1.7 million years.

Drones Spy Caribou on a Treacherous, Icy Crossing

Drones Spy Caribou on a Treacherous, Icy Crossing

Caribou from the Dolphin and Union population during a crossing to the Canadian mainland.

Elephants Are Very Scared of Bees. That Could Save Their Lives.

Elephants Are Very Scared of Bees. That Could Save Their Lives.

A bee’s sting won’t hurt an elephant’s tough hide, but bees can swarm and wound more sensitive places like the trunk, eyes and mouth.

Climate Change Is Altering Lakes and Streams, Study Suggests

Climate Change Is Altering Lakes and Streams, Study Suggests

The Sorpe reservoir in northwest Germany, one of four freshwater reservoirs observed in a recent study that found that carbon dioxide absorbed in lakes, rivers and streams can affect entire ecosystems.

SpaceX’s Secret Satellite Mission May Have Failed. What Happened?

SpaceX’s Secret Satellite Mission May Have Failed. What Happened?

The Falcon 9 rocket launched at Cape Canaveral, Fla., on Sunday, for the satellite mission known as Zuma.

‘Babushkas of Chernobyl’ Finds Life Thriving in Scarred Land

‘Babushkas of Chernobyl’ Finds Life Thriving in Scarred Land

From left, Hanna Zavorotnya, Maria Zagorna and Maria Shovkuta are among the women who chose to return to the Chernobyl exclusion zone after the 1986 nuclear accident.

Unsettling News on Knee Surgery, and a Striking Neanderthal Gene

Unsettling News on Knee Surgery, and a Striking Neanderthal Gene

An image captured from NASA TV showing astronaut Mike Hopkins during a spacewalk outside the Ineternational Space Station.

Robot Conquers One of the Hardest Human Tasks: Assembling Ikea Furniture

Robot Conquers One of the Hardest Human Tasks: Assembling Ikea Furniture

This robot, created by researchers in Singapore, took 20 minutes 19 seconds to make and execute a plan to assemble an Ikea chair.

These Cultural Treasures Are Made of Plastic. Now They’re Falling Apart.

These Cultural Treasures Are Made of Plastic. Now They’re Falling Apart.

Dr. Odile Madden, of the Getty Conservation Institute in Los Angeles, holding a piece of degrading plastic for use in trying out new methods of preservation.

The Malaria Fighter

The Malaria Fighter

Rear Adm. Timothy Ziemer has run the President's Malaria Initiative for the last eight years.

To Sate China’s Demand, African Donkeys Are Stolen and Skinned

To Sate China’s Demand, African Donkeys Are Stolen and Skinned

Donkeys awaiting slaughter at the Goldox Donkey Slaughterhouse in Kenya. As manufacturers of a traditional Chinese medicine struggle to meet rising demand, they are looking to developing countries for donkey hides.

At Airports, a Misplaced Faith in Body Language

At Airports, a Misplaced Faith in Body Language

Transportation Security Administration employees at work. The agency employs thousands of officers who try to spot suspicious passengers.

Largest King Penguin Colony in the World Drops by 90%

Largest King Penguin Colony in the World Drops by 90%

The colony of king penguins on the Île aux Cochons, or Pig Island, in 1982, when researchers last counted its population.

Debunked: The Strange Tale of Pope Gregory and the Rabbits

Debunked: The Strange Tale of Pope Gregory and the Rabbits

A European rabbit. A new report debunked the long-held scientific tale that rabbits were domesticated in 600 A.D. because a pope declared their fetal meat to be like fish and therefore O.K. to eat during Lent.

A Cold War Fought by Women

A Cold War Fought by Women

One of these outfits worn in Dr. Tracy Vaillancourt's study on female aggression provoked a sort of "mean girl" form of indirect aggression. The other attracted little notice at all.


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