New Electrics, New Laws, and Other Car News This Week

Revolutions aren’t slow, and they don’t usually involve booths, swag, and lawmakers up late in Sacramento arguing policy. But we saw stages set for two huge shifts this week: One was in Frankfurt, where automakers gathered to show off their latest and greatest concept cars,

Physicists Finally Nail the Proton’s Size, and Hope Dies

In 2010, physicists in Germany reported that they had made an exceptionally precise measurement of the size of the proton, the positively charged building block of atomic nuclei. The result was very puzzling. Randolf Pohl of the Max Planck Institute of Quantum Optics and collaborators

Fitbit Versa 2 Review: Still Not An Apple Watch

We’re only just beginning to discover how sleep can make us happier and healthier. So it makes sense that, in its newest wearable, Fitbit places so much emphasis on its sleep tracking technology. It’s an especially shrewd move, since the newest Apple Watch still has

How Rich Donors Like Epstein (and Others) Undermine Science

Late Thursday, while a Democratic presidential debate was absorbing most of the available attentional oxygen, Harvard president Lawrence Bacow released a letter acknowledging the $6.5 million Epstein gave to Harvard to start the Program for Evolutionary Dynamics, as well as a fellowship Epstein had at

Antibiotic resistance in Florida dolphins increases, study says

ORLANDO, Fla., Sept. 15 (UPI) — Dolphins in Florida waters are carrying potentially deadly bacteria that show increased resistance to antibiotics, according to new research published this weekend. The presence of the resistant germs in the Indian River Lagoon, which stretches from central to south