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Researchers found that adding a full twist made it possible to break spaghetti in half.

Charles Q. Choi, Contributor

New theoretical models help urban planners understand how residents think about clean air.

Jennifer Leman, Contributor

Online extremist groups emerge like curdling milk, a dynamic that may also describe how the recently disclosed fake Facebook accounts attract followers.

Marcus Woo, Contributor

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

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