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Could Clay Help Attack Superbugs?

Could Clay Help Attack Superbugs?

The ancient remedy could provide a new weapon against microbes Continue reading ?
DNews: The Dreaded Turbulence: What...

DNews: The Dreaded Turbulence: What Makes Flights Bumpy

Most of us probably breathe a sigh of relief when the captain promises "a smooth ride" to wherever we're flying. But, as DNews explains, turbulence is really no big deal.
Why Antarctic Sea Ice Isn't Shrinki...

Why Antarctic Sea Ice Isn't Shrinking

Winds, currents and seafloor features may be responsible for keeping Antarctica's sea ice intact.
Why Is India's Heat Wave Off the Ch...

Why Is India's Heat Wave Off the Chart?

An oppressive heat wave in India led to a record temperature of 123.8 degrees Fahrenheit -- the highest ever in Asia.
Live on a Farm by the Sea for Just ...

Live on a Farm by the Sea for Just $1.50

A four-bedroom bungalow and 416 sheep are all covered by the annual rent. Scenic views available at no additional cost. Continue reading ?
US: 1 in 8 Swimming Pools Closed fo...

US: 1 in 8 Swimming Pools Closed for Health Violations

One in eight swimming pools in five populous states are closed upon inspection due to dirty and potentially dangerous water, the CDC reported this week. Continue reading ?

Yahoo Science

Scientists Give Ecstasy To Octopuse...

Scientists Give Ecstasy To Octopuses And Are Astounded By What Happened Next

Scientists Give Ecstasy To Octopuses And Are Astounded By What Happened NextA couple of scientists have taken MDMA out of the clubs and into the aquarium


Toll jumps to 29 in central Philipp...

Toll jumps to 29 in central Philippine landslide

Toll jumps to 29 in central Philippine landslideThe death toll from a landslide in the central Philippines has risen to 29, police said Friday, as rescuers frantically dug for survivors of the latest tragedy in the storm-hit nation. Dozens were still missing as authorities probed whether a nearby rock quarry could have played a role in the massive hillside collapse Thursday that hit rural communities in Naga on the tourist island of Cebu. The rescue effort came as the nation was still reeling from Typhoon Mangkhut, whose toll hit 95 dead on Thursday, mostly from a massive landslide in the country's mountainous north.


President Trump Travels to Storm-Ra...

President Trump Travels to Storm-Ravaged Carolinas to Survey Hurricane Florence Damage

President Trump Travels to Storm-Ravaged Carolinas to Survey Hurricane Florence Damage'America grieves with you and our hearts break for you.'


See the first images snapped by NAS...

See the first images snapped by NASA?s observatory hunting alien planets

See the first images snapped by NASA?s observatory hunting alien planetsA satellite observatory launched into space in April has returned its first images of distant galaxies, a promising sign as it begins a search for planets beyond the solar system. Consider this incredible shot of the Large Magellanic Cloud (right) and the bright star R Doradus (left): The mission, called TESS, for Transiting Exoplanet Survey…


DNA evidence zeroes in on three Afr...

DNA evidence zeroes in on three African cartels behind illegal elephant ivory trade

DNA evidence zeroes in on three African cartels behind illegal elephant ivory tradeDNA evidence and lots of detective work have revealed the networks behind illegal trade in African elephant ivory, centering on three smuggling cartels in Kenya, Uganda and Togo. The case is laid out in a paper written by a team led by Samuel Wasser, head of the University of Washington?s Center for Conservation Biology, and published today in the open-access journal Science Advances. Wasser said the findings could figure in a complex case centering on Feisal Mohamed Ali, a reputed ivory kingpin based in Mombasa, Kenya. Feisal was convicted on trafficking charges in 2016 but was set free last month? Read More


Massive 2013 oil spill in North Dak...

Massive 2013 oil spill in North Dakota finally cleaned up

Massive 2013 oil spill in North Dakota finally cleaned upBISMARCK, N.D. (AP) ? Five years and almost $100 million later, cleanup is complete on a massive oil pipeline leak in North Dakota that has been called one of the biggest onshore spills in U.S. history, industry and state officials said Wednesday.


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Is $1,100 too much for an iPhone? G...

Is $1,100 too much for an iPhone? Get an older one for less

The $1,100 price tag on Apple's latest iPhone turned heads when the company announced it last week. But for less than half as much, you can still get a good camera, a decent-sized screen and other popular features.
Emissions from most diesel cars in ...

Emissions from most diesel cars in Europe greatly exceed laboratory testing levels

In September 2015, the German automaker Volkswagen was found to have illegally cheated federal emissions tests in the United States, by intentionally programming emissions control devices to turn on only during laboratory testing. The devices enabled more than 11 million passenger vehicles to meet U.S. emissions standards in the laboratory despite producing emissions up to 40 times higher than the legal limit in real-world driving conditions.
S.Africa rhino poaching drops by a ...

S.Africa rhino poaching drops by a quarter

The number of rhino killed for their horns by poachers in South Africa dipped by 26 percent in the first eight months of the year, officials said on Friday.
Congressmen question Google over ki...

Congressmen question Google over kids' privacy on YouTube

Two members of Congress are calling on Google to address concerns that YouTube might violate children's privacy.
Philly refinery fails to include pu...

Philly refinery fails to include public input in cleanup efforts

Over a decade of remediation planning and regulatory approvals at Philadelphia's neighborhood refinery has occurred without the benefit of municipal or public involvement, says a new report from the Kleinman Center for Energy Policy at the University of Pennsylvania School of Design. Sunoco, an Energy Transfer Partners subsidiary, has not complied with the community involvement and public notice requirements outlined in Pennsylvania's Act 2 Land Recycling Program.
Paper-based electronics could fold,...

Paper-based electronics could fold, biodegrade and be the basis for the next generation of devices

It seems like every few months there's a new cellphone, laptop or tablet that is so exciting people line up around the block to get their hands on it. While the perpetual introduction of new, slightly more advanced electronics has made businesses like Apple hugely successful, the short shelf life of these electronics is bad for the environment.

PBS

Antonio Paris Helps Puerto Rico

Antonio Paris Helps Puerto Rico

Antonio Paris translates how to survive on other planets into surviving after Maria.
Volcano on Fire

Volcano on Fire

Climb into the crater of Nyiragongo, a seething and active African volcano.
Volcano on the Brink

Volcano on the Brink

Explore Africa?s sleeping giant?Nyamuragira, one of the world?s most dangerous volcanoes.
Operation Bridge Rescue

Operation Bridge Rescue

Follow engineers and woodworkers as they rebuild and transport an iconic American covered bridge.
Innovative Energy in Puerto Rico

Innovative Energy in Puerto Rico

Puerto Ricans are innovating to find new energy solutions after Hurricane Maria.
Travel Light-Years in a Lifetime

Travel Light-Years in a Lifetime

You could travel to the Andromeda Galaxy if you were moving near the speed of light.

Scientific American

Algorithms for Quantum Computers

Algorithms for Quantum Computers

Developers are perfecting programs meant to run on quantum computers

-- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
Plasmonic Materials

Plasmonic Materials

Light-controlled nanomaterials are revolutionizing sensor technology

-- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
"Gambling Brain" Studies Make Clear...

"Gambling Brain" Studies Make Clear Why It's Hard to Stop Rolling the Dice

Neural regions underlying risk-taking and regret may one day point toward treatments for compulsive betting

-- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
Say Hello to Dickinsonia, the Anima...

Say Hello to Dickinsonia, the Animal Kingdom's Newest (and Oldest) Member

Half-billion-year-old fossils reveal new details about one of the most mysterious chapters in Earth’s history

-- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
Gene Drive

Gene Drive

A genetic tool that can alter—and potentially eliminate—entire species has taken a dramatic leap forward

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Electroceuticals

Electroceuticals

Nerve-stimulating therapies could soon replace drugs for many chronic conditions

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Newscientist

Stupid AI: How humans can stop mach...

Stupid AI: How humans can stop machines from falling for visual tricks

Adversarial images that trick computers into seeing what isn?t there are a big problem for AI ? but mimicking human perception might provide a fix
A tiny robotic capsule could roam y...

A tiny robotic capsule could roam your intestines and suck up mucus

A small robot could travel through your gut and collect mucus in a vacuum bag to help make diagnosing stomach diseases safer and less painful
Famed mathematician claims proof of...

Famed mathematician claims proof of 160-year-old Riemann hypothesis

Michael Atiyah, a famed UK mathematician, claims that he has a "simple proof" of the Riemann hypothesis, a key unsolved question about the nature of prime numbers
Subliminal messages can make you fo...

Subliminal messages can make you forget memories without realising

Being told not to remember something makes you less likely to remember it in future ? and now a study has found this can happen without you even realising it
Zapping your guts with electricity ...

Zapping your guts with electricity can help relieve constipation

Passing a gentle electric current through the abdomen encourages bowel movements in people with chronic constipation, a clinical trial has found
Earliest known animal was a half-bi...

Earliest known animal was a half-billion-year-old underwater blob

The weird ?Ediacaran? fossils have stumped scientists for decades - now fat molecules found inside some of them confirm they are the most ancient animals we know

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Trilobites: On Ecstasy, Octopuses R...

Trilobites: On Ecstasy, Octopuses Reached Out for a Hug

By dosing the tentacled creatures with MDMA, researchers found they share parts of an ancient messaging system involved in social behaviors with humans.
Trilobites: NASA?s TESS Starts Coll...

Trilobites: NASA?s TESS Starts Collecting Planets

The satellite, launched in April, has already identified at least 73 stars that may harbor exoplanets, most of them new to astronomers.
Trilobites: Decoding Pandas? Come-H...

Trilobites: Decoding Pandas? Come-Hither Calls

During mating season, the solitary mammals bleat important information to each other through their dense bamboo habitat.
Matter: Why Your DNA Is Still Uncha...

Matter: Why Your DNA Is Still Uncharted Territory

Scientists are focusing on a relatively small number of human genes and neglecting thousands of others. The reasons have more to do with professional survival than genetics.
With Moon as His Muse, Japanese Bil...

With Moon as His Muse, Japanese Billionaire Signs Up for SpaceX Voyage

Elon Musk shared a stage at a SpaceX factory on Monday night with Yusaku Maezawa, who will make a significant investment in the company?s next-generation rocket.
Saltmarsh Sparrows Fight to Keep Th...

Saltmarsh Sparrows Fight to Keep Their Heads Above Water

Rising sea levels are bringing more nest-flooding tides that threaten to push the birds that breed in coastal marshes along the Atlantic Coast to extinction.

Science Daily

Eye infection in contact lens weare...

Eye infection in contact lens wearers can cause blindness

A new outbreak of a rare but preventable eye infection that can cause blindness, has been identified in contact lens wearers in a new study. The research team found a threefold increase in Acanthamoeba keratitis since 2011 in South-East England.
Overwhelming evidence shows hepatit...

Overwhelming evidence shows hepatitis C treatment effective for people who inject drugs

Researchers are calling on an end to discriminatory health and illicit drugs policies, based on overwhelming evidence that new hepatitis C therapies are effective at curing the virus in people who inject drugs.
Land-based bird populations are at ...

Land-based bird populations are at risk of local extinction

A new report finds that land-based bird populations are becoming confined to nature reserves in some parts of the world -- raising the risk of global extinction -- due to the loss of suitable habitat.
Octopuses given mood drug 'ecstasy'...

Octopuses given mood drug 'ecstasy' reveal genetic link to evolution of social behaviors in humans

By studying the genome of a kind of octopus not known for its friendliness toward its peers, then testing its behavioral reaction to a popular mood-altering drug called MDMA or 'ecstasy,' scientists say they have found preliminary evidence of an evolutionary link between the social behaviors of the sea creature and humans, species separated by 500 million years on the evolutionary tree.
Neutrons produce first direct 3-D m...

Neutrons produce first direct 3-D maps of water during cell membrane fusion

New 3-D maps of water distribution during cellular membrane fusion are accelerating scientific understanding of cell development, which could lead to new treatments for diseases associated with cell fusion.
To improve auto coatings, new tests...

To improve auto coatings, new tests do more than scratch the surface

Data from new suite of tests could eventually help your vehicle's exterior better defend itself against dings, dents, scratches and things that go bump on the highway.

Eureka Alert

How will changes in snowpack affect...

How will changes in snowpack affect water rights in arid western US?

(Arizona State University) Mountain snowpack is melting earlier, leaving water regulators searching for new approaches and farmers concerned about the risk to their crops. The U.S. Department of Agriculture on Thursday awarded $4.9 million to an interdisciplinary team of researchers from five institutions in three states, to help stakeholders find solutions.
MSU-Spectrum Health researchers ide...

MSU-Spectrum Health researchers identify new genetic disorder

(Spectrum Health) Researchers from Michigan State University College of Human Medicine and physicians from Spectrum Health have identified for the first time in a human patient a genetic disorder only previously described in animal models.
Whose water is it anyway? CSU share...

Whose water is it anyway? CSU shares $4.9 million grant for evaluating water rights

(Colorado State University) Climate change, population growth and other factors mean that Western water allocation strategies may benefit from changes over the long term. To bring scientific veracity to these inevitable changes, researchers at Colorado State University, in partnership with the University of Nevada, Reno; Desert Research Institute; Northern Arizona University; and Arizona State University have received a $4.9 million grant from the USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture.
New study estimates the caregiving ...

New study estimates the caregiving costs for families

(American Geriatrics Society) In a new study, researchers focused on one of the most common caregiving arrangements: daughters between the ages of 40 and 70 who were likely to need to provide informal care to their mothers at some point in the near future. Participants were identified using the Health and Retirement Study, a survey conducted by the University of Michigan since 1992. Findings from this new analysis were published in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society.
Philly refinery fails to include pu...

Philly refinery fails to include public input in cleanup efforts

(University of Pennsylvania) New research uncovers Sunoco's decade-long effort to cleanup legacy contamination at the East Coast's oldest and largest petroleum refinery site did not include legally required public Involvement. Data indicate Philadelphia Energy Solutions, current owner of the refinery, may be poised for another bankruptcy by 2022, opening industrial redevelopment opportunities. This report recommends steps to correct Sunoco's oversight, as well as the need to explore cleanup standards more stringent than those appropriate for ongoing refinery operations.
Scientists have discovered how to p...

Scientists have discovered how to predict life of implants without animal testing

(National University of Science and Technology MISIS) An international team of researchers consisting of scientists from NUST MISIS and TU Dortmund University has developed a technology to study the behavior of orthopedic implants in laboratory conditions as close as possible to the human body. The technology is notable for its ethics: the research can be carried out in vitro -- that is, without involving lab animals. The research article has been published in the Journal of the Mechanical Behavior of Biomedical Materials.

Forteantimes

Thur 20 Nov - Daily round-up of the...

Thur 20 Nov - Daily round-up of the world's weird news

Young boy claimed to be reincarnated Marine, four armed baby named God Boy by parents, Bumfight punk body part theft
Mon 17 Nov - Daily round-up of the ...

Mon 17 Nov - Daily round-up of the world's weird news

Philly Jesus goes ice skating, gets arrested, plus: human flesh pastry makers, Swastika bauble outrage and a pair of resurrections
Mon 10 Nov - Daily round-up of the ...

Mon 10 Nov - Daily round-up of the world's weird news

Quadruple amputee is armed and on the run; Man buys home, finds corpse inside; dowsers discover mass grave in Tunbridge Wells
Wed 29 Oct - Daily round-up of the ...

Wed 29 Oct - Daily round-up of the world's weird news

London museum planned to shoot and steal Nessie, Iceland offers Minge Pies for Christmas, plus a ghost in the bathtub
Mon 27 Oct - Daily round-up of the ...

Mon 27 Oct - Daily round-up of the world's weird news

Literary argument ends in death, tiger sex spoof video nightmare, man calls suicide hotline and is shot dead by SWAT team
Thur 23 Oct - Daily round-up of the...

Thur 23 Oct - Daily round-up of the world's weird news

Sex toy clown attack, Hitler coffee creamer PR disaster, man fights off bear with old computer, return of the Swedish mystery subs

Howstuffworks

The Most Embarrassing Moments in th...

The Most Embarrassing Moments in the History of Science

What? Scientists get things wrong? We know. It?s shocking to hear, but science isn?t always an exact science. Mistakes do happen -- and they often lead to great scientific discoveries. So, grab your safety glasses and see if you can identify the most embarrassing scientific moments ever.
10 Completely False ?Facts? Everyon...

10 Completely False ?Facts? Everyone Knows

The blood in your veins is blue. Glass is a slow-moving liquid. If you touch a baby bird, its mother will abandon it. Not so fast ?- if you learned any of those "facts" in school, what you learned was wrong.
Flight Pictures

Flight Pictures

Flight pictures show photos from aviation history. Take a look at pictures of the most important aircraft in history.
How the Electoral College Works

How the Electoral College Works

The Electoral College is not an Ivy League school. Rather, it's a process for selecting the next U.S. president that actually carries more weight than the popular vote. Why is it there and should it be continued?
What is a Nor'easter?

What is a Nor'easter?

Nor'easters typically affect the east coast of the United States during the winter season. What exactly are Nor'easters, though, and how do they form. Find out the answer to this question in this article from HowStuffWorks.

Unexplained-mysteries

Dickinsonia is world's oldest known...

Dickinsonia is world's oldest known animal

A new study has cast further light on a mystery fossil that scientists say is as 'strange as life on another planet'. Resembling a strange cross betwe...
Mammoths could roam 'Ice Age Park' ...

Mammoths could roam 'Ice Age Park' by 2028

Scientists in Russia remain optimistic that the woolly mammoth can be resurrected within a decade. The ambitious plan aims to bring back not only wool...
Mars trip radiation exposure levels...

Mars trip radiation exposure levels revealed

Scientists have calculated the minimum level of radiation that an astronaut will be exposed to on a trip to Mars. There is certainly no denying that j...
'Croydon cat killer' mystery has be...

'Croydon cat killer' mystery has been solved

Police in London have reached the end of their investigation in to the deaths of hundreds of pet cats. The alarm was first raised about the so-called ...
Astronomers discover real-life plan...

Astronomers discover real-life planet Vulcan

The new planet is located in the same star system as Spock's home world in the 'Star Trek' universe. Situated a mere 16 light years away, the planet, ...
Why do we tend to like bees but hat...

Why do we tend to like bees but hate wasps ?

A new study has revealed that most people seem to appreciate bees but find wasps annoying and dangerous. There is certainly no denying that both wasps...

Sciencenewsforkids.org

That?s no dino!

That?s no dino!

Not all ancient reptiles were dinosaurs. Some soared, many swam the seas and still others looked like dinos?but actually weren?t.
Questions for ?That?s no dino!?

Questions for ?That?s no dino!?

Questions for ?That?s no dino!?
A germ stopper for blood products

A germ stopper for blood products

A new system can disable almost all viruses or bacteria that are lurking in donated blood platelets and plasma.
MERS virus hits South Korea hard

MERS virus hits South Korea hard

MERS ? a killer viral disease ? emerged for the first time only three years ago. That was in the Middle East. Now it has spread to Asia.
Explainer: What is a virus?

Explainer: What is a virus?

Viruses cause many of the world?s common diseases. These germs reproduce by hijacking the cells of their host.
Gulf oil spill: Still poisoning dol...

Gulf oil spill: Still poisoning dolphins to crickets

Once the 2010 Deepwater Horizon spill ended, oil continued to harm animals in the Gulf of Mexico. Five years later, it still may not be over, biologists worry.

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