What if the truth isn’t out there?

The US military’s official report on UFOs is here, and its conclusion is scintillating: There’s some stuff in the sky, the government isn’t sure what it is, there’s no evidence that it’s aliens, but also no one’s ruling out aliens. So in conclusion, the UFOs are part of life’s rich pageant and anything is possible.Read moreRead more

Animals can navigate by starlight. Here’s how we know.

“No, no, no, no, Brian. No, no, no, no.” I had asked Stephen Emlen, a Cornell emeritus professor of neurobiology and behavior, what seemed to me an obvious question: When he brought birds into planetariums in the 1960s and 70s, did they ever, um, make a mess in there? “No poops in the planetarium,” EmlenRead moreRead more

Offaly boost Division 2 survival hopes after comeback win in Down

Football League Results Division 2 Down 0-14 Offaly 0-15 Division 3 Antrim 1-19 Longford 0-12 Westmeath 1-12, Limerick 1-6 ********** Advertisement OFFALY KEPT THEIR Division 2 survival hopes alive today with a massive comeback win on the road against Down. The Faithful county were 0-15 to 0-14 winners after a dramatic finish in Páirc Esler,Read moreRead more

The US health system was already falling short. Then Covid-19 happened.

Take a long enough lens — say, 25 years — and it seems as though health care in America is inarguably getting better. People are living longer than they did a quarter century ago. The burden of disease, a metric that includes premature deaths and disability, has dropped. The number of avoidable hospitalizations and hospitalRead moreRead more

Kerry ace and captain stars as UL survive UCC fightback to win another O’Connor Cup

UL 0-12 UCC 0-11 UL CAPTAIN FIADHNA Tangney scored 0-4 as her side were crowned Yoplait O’Connor Cup champions again after a thrilling win over UCC. The holders held a 0-10 to 0-4 lead at half-time and they went on to make it five titles since 2014 at a wet and windy DCU Dóchas Éireann.Read moreRead more

How political polarization broke America’s vaccine campaign

The Covid-19 epidemic in the United States risks becoming a tale of “two Americas,” as Anthony Fauci warned in June: a nation where regions with higher vaccination rates are able to beat back the coronavirus, while those with lower vaccination rates continue to see cases and deaths. At face value, it’s a division between thoseRead moreRead more

How a lizard’s venom inspired the promising weight loss drug Wegovy

After learning that the venom of a Gila monster lizard contained hormones that can regulate blood sugar, Daniel Drucker started wondering why. And could the venom somehow help treat diabetes? Drucker is a scientist and endocrinologist at the University of Toronto who has dedicated his career to understanding the universe of hormones in the body,Read moreRead more