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Canadian company shows that hydrocarbon fuel made from captured CO2 could compete with fossil fuels.

Tracy Staedter, Contributor

The major war between law enforcement and cell phone manufacturers is mostly over.

Joel Shurkin, Contributor

As law enforcement increasingly uses body-worn cameras, researchers are studying the roles of camera design and perspective.

Katharine Gammon, Contributor

Study from Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston suggests new way to help identify victims of intimate partner violence.

Jason Socrates Bardi, Editor

Study shows that climate-skeptic bloggers often use limited disagreements to cast doubt on the big picture.

Gabriel Popkin, Contributor

A close up image of the Zika virus.

According to experts, it's strong historic investment in basic science, academic freedom for researchers and patience to see results.

Jason Socrates Bardi, Editor

Scientists and engineers are exploring many strategies to cut the energy that powers modern computing.

Charles Q. Choi, Contributor

Scientists can now link "acts of God" to climate change. That could give victims the power to hold someone accountable, say lawyers.

Nala Rogers, Staff Writer

Wastewater from oil drilling is triggering earthquakes, and no one can predict where they will strike or how hard they will shake.

Nala Rogers, Staff Writer

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