Environment Solar and wind would be penalized under proposed law Last week, Wyoming legislators filed a measure that would prevent utilities from selling residents electricity generated by wind or solar farms.
Military The quadcopter menace ISIS is using drones to drop grenades in Iraq…
Space Starving stars are more common than intelligent life Tabby’s star probably isn’t surrounded by an energy-sucking alien super-structure.
Science Newsworthy eye candy Our favorite images from this week in science, health, and space news.
Science But their research is still still insanely cool But that doesn’t make the research any less amazing…
Technology At ease on unsteady seas Until recently, gyroscopic stabilizers were monstrous machines weighing about 100 tons.
From Our Blogs: Eastern Arsenal On its most public route to date, the Liaoning carried at least three helicopters, eight fighters, three destroyers, two frigates, and a refueling ship.
Environment So we’re still doing this secret software thing? The EPA notified Fiat Chrysler that is has reason to believe the company used software to alter emissions systems in 104,000 cars.
Space New evidence suggests it could be a rogue planet captured by our sun If it's out there, Planet Nine is expected to be 1,000 times farther from the sun than Earth.
Animals Mother-daughter conflict could help explain why women live beyond child-bearing years Why does menopause exist?
Animals These silly sounds are vowels, and that's a big deal Baboon barks are more than just silly noises…
From Our Blogs: Nexus Media News Research with a narrative is shared more widely A new study found that climate change papers written in a more narrative style — those that tell a story — were the most highly cited by other scientists, an important…
Environment We’ll have to wait and see California usually drenched with sunlight but this week, they’re just drenched.
Science The U.K.’s prescription system might be confusing, but I want it anyway Doctor’s convenience be damned, I’d love to not pay twice as much for my pasta.
Science Just because zombies aren’t real doesn’t mean we can’t learn from them Zombies can help us understand how infectious diseases spread, teach us about math or neuroscience, and improve our efforts to prepare for real crises.
Health Just in case you were wondering Urine: Is it sterile, and why?
Animals The rusty patched bumblebee joins the red list Just a few decades ago, the rusty patched bumblebee pollinated crops and wildflowers in 28 states.
Military Buzzkill. The Pentagon tested an autonomous drone swarm in October.
Health The hand-powered device could help detect malaria A paper centrifuge powered only by human hands could perform super-cheap blood tests.
Space An amazing video shows you how, and David Bowie is there (for some amazing reason) Amazing 360-video from NPR's Skunk Bear walks us to the moon with David Bowie…