Two independent papers vanquish lingering doubts about LIGO’s historic discovery of gravitational waves. Source: Science News

The old-school way to navigate is with a clock and a sextant, but you can also hack together this alternative. Source: Science News

It seemed like 2018 was going to be the year when robots made a big leap toward the fabled Rosie from the Jetsons. Consumers, though, had other ideas. Source: Science…

Indigo Ag, known for its microbe-coated seeds, is acquiring geospatial data startup TellusLabs to use satellites to learn every last thing about its farmers’ fields. Source: Science News

With hurricanes and wildfires becoming more frequent and intense, zoos are facing the staggering task of protecting animals while the world runs amok. Source: Science News

An analysis of 36 years of snowpack shows that the US’s peaks are shrinking, and that means more wildfires, less drinking water … and less skiing. Source: Science News

Come get your qubits! The builders of quantum computers want more coders to use their machines and figure out what they’re actually good for. Source: Science News

The latest efforts to corral space debris employ a wide-ranging bag of tricks including orbital fishing gear, tiny thrusters and ‘space feathers.’ Source: Science News

The scientific community is at a loss over how, and whether, to publish the controversial gene-editing work of He Jiankui. Source: Science News

Scientists have discovered a vast subterranean ecosystem of microbial life deep underground, stretching our sense of life’s limits. Source: Science News

Is your tree robust to cold? Do its needles cling to their branches? Christmas tree scientists ask these questions so we don’t have to. Source: Science News

A warp-speed history of our quest for cheap energy, from prehistoric hunters to climate change. Source: Science News

The Thwaites Glacier is crumbling into the sea. Now scientists must answer two questions: When will it take the plunge? And can our coastal cities be saved? Source: Science News

A weird thought experiment has shaken up the world of quantum physics by calling into question our assumptions about how the world works. Source: Science News

No one really knows how drunkenness works, and hangovers are poorly understood, no matter what your friend tells you. Still, there are a few things you can try. Source: Science…

Chinese scientists and regulators alike are censuring the rogue biophysicist who allowed two Crispr-edited babies to be born. Source: Science News

Go behind the scenes with Spaceflight Industries, the space travel agency of sorts that coordinated a jam-packed Falcon 9 flight earlier this week. Source: Science News

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This week’s climate talks in Katowice, Poland, are taking place in a region that is not at all prepared to quit its coal addiction. Source: Science News

On its 20th flight this year, SpaceX failed to set its booster down on a landing pad. But this rare mishap also showed how many things went well. Source: Science…