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No fooling: Internet has made hoaxes commonplace

April Fools' Day used to be so much fun. We could get up a few minutes early, set all the clocks ahead an hour and then watch as the rest of the family panicked because they thought they had overslept. Or we could hide a plastic spider in the ...

Study considers how Earth got its tectonic plates

While scientists have linked the movements of Earth's tectonic plates -- earthquakes, tsunamis, volcanic eruptions -- they have struggled to explain exactly how they came to exist in the first place.

Now, in the journal Nature, two geophysicists ...

Crib mattresses emit chemicals, study finds

Babies are exposed to chemical emissions from crib mattresses while they sleep, according to a new study from the University of Texas at Austin.

A team of university environmental engineers analyzed the foam padding and plastic covers of 20 new ...