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OK you can trust this food label. But calories? Forget it.  Photo credit: Bryan Kennedy
Science Wire | Jun 04, 2015

Why food labels are wrong about calories

Food labels say how many calories a food contains. But what they don’t tell you is how many calories you actually get out of your food.

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Science Wire | Jun 04, 2015

Watch NASA flying saucer test today

How to watch online as the saucer-shaped Low Density Supersonic Decelerator, or LDSD, test is broadcast beginning at 7 a.m. HST, 1 p.m. EDT, 1700 UTC.

Happy physicists at CERN this morning (June 3, 2015) as the LHC successfully begins run 2.  Image via CERN.
Science Wire | Jun 03, 2015

Large Hadron Collider back in business

CERN in Switzerland announced today that a new research season has begun for the Large Hadron Collider, following a $150 million overhaul.

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Science Wire | Jun 01, 2015

Now is the time to prepare for hurricanes

Atlantic hurricane season officially begins June 1 and lasts through November. Preparing in advance saves lives. Some tips to help you plan, here.

Walt Whitman by Thomas Eakins, 1887-88
This Date in Science | May 31, 2015

This date in science: Walt Whitman’s birthday

“Love the earth and sun and the animals … ” – Walt Whitman

Lead author Yohannes Haile-Selassie of The Cleveland Museum of Natural History holds casts of the jaws of Australopithecus deyiremeda, a new human ancestor from Ethiopia.  Photo: Laura Dempsey
Science Wire | May 30, 2015

New human ancestor found in Ethiopia

According to scientists who made the discovery, the find provides conclusive evidence that, millions of years ago, there was more than one human species.

String quartet at University of Minnesota’s School of Music performing “Planetary Bands, Warming World.”   Image via Ensia, University of Minnesota.
Science Wire | May 27, 2015

Video: Translating climate change to music

Imagine setting global warming to music. That’s what a student at University of Minnesota has done, basing his composition on actual temperature data since 1880.

Artist's conception of the Thirty Meter Telescope
Science Wire | May 27, 2015

Hawaii governor says Thirty Meter Telescope has right to continue

$1.5-billion project halted last month, following demonstrations. Gov. David Ige said to continue, but that one-fourth of telescopes on Mauna Kea should be removed.

Water and buttermilk are being distributed in India, due to the deadly heat.  Image is a video still via CNN.
Science Wire | May 27, 2015

Heat wave kills 1,100 in India

A deadly heatwave has gripped India since April. The death toll has now risen to more than 1,100. Cooling monsoon rains are not expected for several more days.

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Science Wire | May 25, 2015

Most dramatic music video ever

Recorded live by the doom metal band Hamferð during the March 20, 2015 total eclipse of the sun above the village of Kvívík in the Faroe Islands.