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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

The Latest: Pence marks Apollo 11 a...

The Latest: Pence marks Apollo 11 anniversary at launch site

The Latest: Pence marks Apollo 11 anniversary at launch siteVice President Mike Pence is marking the 50th anniversary of humanity's first moon landing at the Apollo 11 launch site. Moonwalker Buzz Aldrin accompanied Pence to Florida's Kennedy Space Center on Saturday and showed him the pad where he began that momentous journey 50 years ago. Aldrin later got a standing ovation during a speech by Pence.


When My Husband's Heart Stopped...

When My Husband's Heart Stopped and Our New Life Began

When My Husband's Heart Stopped and Our New Life BeganThe story of how the author's husband broke his back after his heart stopped, and how they are coping with the aftermath.


Apollo 11 moon landing?s 50th anniv...

Apollo 11 moon landing?s 50th anniversary brings tributes, questions ? and liftoff!

Apollo 11 moon landing?s 50th anniversary brings tributes, questions ? and liftoff!Fifty years after Apollo 11's moonwalkers took one giant leap for humanity, luminaries including President Donald Trump and Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos ? the world's richest individual ? paid tribute to the achievement and looked forward to the future of spaceflight. Today's observances were about more than memories: There were also fresh questions about where that future might lead ? and a Russian rocket launch that resonated with references to the U.S.-Soviet space race of the 1960s. The marquee observance on today's anniversary of the landing on July 20, 1969, came at NASA's Kennedy Space Center, where Vice President Mike? Read More


American, Italian, Russian blast of...

American, Italian, Russian blast off for ISS

American, Italian, Russian blast off for ISSAlexander Skvortsov of the Russian space agency Roscosmos, NASA's Andrew Morgan and Luca Parmitano of the European Space Agency set off on a six-hour journey to the orbiting science lab from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan at 1628 GMT.


Nation celebrates 50th anniversary ...

Nation celebrates 50th anniversary of 1st lunar footsteps

Nation celebrates 50th anniversary of 1st lunar footstepsA moonstruck nation celebrated the 50th anniversary of humanity's first footsteps on another world Saturday, gathering in record heat at races and other festivities to commemorate Apollo 11's "giant leap" by Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin. At NASA's Kennedy Space Center, Aldrin showed Vice President Mike Pence the launch pad where he flew to the moon in 1969. "We're celebrating the 50th anniversary of perhaps the most historic event in my lifetime, maybe in anybody's lifetime, the landing on the moon," said 10K runner Robert Rocco, 54, of Centerville, Ohio.


Listeria contamination: Sandwiches ...

Listeria contamination: Sandwiches and salads sold at Target recalled amid fears of potential infection

Listeria contamination: Sandwiches and salads sold at Target recalled amid fears of potential infectionA food manufacturer that makes sandwiches and salads sold at one of the country?s biggest biggest retailers is recalling more than 1,000 cases amid fears of potential listeria contamination.Elevation Foods, which produces Archer Farms-branded sandwiches and salads, said it was voluntarily recalling a series sold at Target, and Fresh Market. Target is the eighth largest retailer in the US.The products include Freskëtbrand egg salad, tuna salad, and Thai lobster salad, along with Archer Farms devilled egg sandwiches that were produced on June 18 2019.?Listeria monocytogenes is an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems,? the company said in a statement issued by the federal food and drug administration. (FDA)?Although healthy individuals may suffer only short-term symptoms such as high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain, and diarrhoea.?Listeria infection can cause miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant women.?It added: ?We believe fewer than 1,087 cases of product have been directly shipped to retailer warehouses throughout the United States.?No illnesses have been reported to date.?It said the products were produced at Elevation Foods? facility in Knoxville, Tennessee.It added: ?Elevation Foods is working with distributors and retailers to quarantine and recover any impacted product remaining on store shelves.?


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50 years ago, humanity's first step...

50 years ago, humanity's first steps on another world

Fifty years ago on Saturday, American astronauts Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin became the first humans in history to set foot on the Moon, an event watched on television by half a billion people.
Equifax close to $700m settlement f...

Equifax close to $700m settlement for data breach: report

US credit agency Equifax is close to a $700 million settlement agreement with authorities over the theft of sensitive personal data of nearly 150 million customers, the Wall Street Journal reported.
US bracing for extreme heat as week...

US bracing for extreme heat as weekend temperatures soar

The United States is bracing for a weekend of extremely hot weather, with major cities including New York and Washington expecting temperatures close to or exceeding 100 degrees Fahrenheit (38 degrees Celsius).
Polluted, bike-hostile Brussels to ...

Polluted, bike-hostile Brussels to slam on the brakes

Brussels has made its choice: to reduce emissions and encourage greener, two-wheeled transport options, the road speed limit will have to come down.
To return to the Moon, astronauts n...

To return to the Moon, astronauts need new spacesuits

Space engineer Pablo de Leon has designed two spacesuit prototypes for the Moon and for Mars, and knows how long development takes.
Thai farmers on the cash trail with...

Thai farmers on the cash trail with snail slime

Giant snails inch across a plate of pumpkin and cucumber in central Thailand, an "organic" diet to tease the prized collagen-rich mucus from the molluscs, which to some cosmetic firms are now more valuable than gold.

PBS

A year ago, toxic red tide took ove...

A year ago, toxic red tide took over Florida?s Gulf Coast. What would it take to stop it next time?

Killing red tide cells en masse can unleash their potent toxin. That means researchers need to get creative.
In a first, researchers have perman...

In a first, researchers have permanently magnetized a liquid

The new material could have applications in robotics and medicine.
Mammals? weird way of swallowing is...

Mammals? weird way of swallowing is at least 165 million years old

A new fossil find may help pinpoint the origins of mammals? uber-flexible hyoid bone, which anchors the tongue and gives us our signature swallowing style.
Adding 8 trillion tons of artificia...

Adding 8 trillion tons of artificial snow to the West Antarctic Ice Sheet could stop from collapsing. Should we do it?

There are a heck of a lot of reasons not to.
This time, with feeling: Robots wit...

This time, with feeling: Robots with emotional intelligence are on the way. Are we ready for them?

Researchers are developing robots that use AI to read emotions and social cues, making them better at interacting with humans. Are they a solution to labor shortages in fields like health care and education, a threat to human workers, or both?
Girls? superb verbal skills may con...

Girls? superb verbal skills may contribute to the gender gap in math

Girls are great at math. But if they?re even better at reading, they might be more motivated to choose a humanities-focused career.

Scientific American

How to Make a Mouse Hallucinate

How to Make a Mouse Hallucinate

A real-time capture of brain-circuit activity shows how simple it is to change what an animal sees

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Q&A: Shuttle Astronaut Mike Massimi...

Q&A: Shuttle Astronaut Mike Massimino on the Legacy of Apollo 11

Neil Armstrong’s “one small step” shaped a generation of future explorers—and even the first tweet sent from space

-- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
In China, Mental Health Care Goes V...

In China, Mental Health Care Goes Virtual

Why are VR companies launching their mental health care programs in the nation?

-- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
"Metronome" Neurons Act like Timeke...

"Metronome" Neurons Act like Timekeepers in Mouse Brains

Brain cells that tick at regular intervals may coordinate neural activity like the conductor of an orchestra

-- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
Universal Desire: Men and Women Res...

Universal Desire: Men and Women Respond Identically to Erotic Images

The result is not the final word, as findings will likely turn up the heat on questions of divergent sexual arousal

-- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
Alzheimer's Meeting: Lifestyle Fact...

Alzheimer's Meeting: Lifestyle Factors Are the Best--and Only--Bet Now for Reducing Dementia Risk

Researchers are still optimistic about finding disease-altering medicines—just not anytime soon

-- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

Newscientist

Strange illusion makes people forge...

Strange illusion makes people forget where their teeth are

An illusion can trick people into thinking their teeth are closer to their neck than in reality, showing that our bodily perceptions are easily influenced
Thousands of pornography sites leak...

Thousands of pornography sites leak data to Google and Facebook

More than 90 per cent of pornography sites leak data on people browsing them to third party companies including Google and Facebook
Does the drop in US drug deaths mea...

Does the drop in US drug deaths mean the opioid crisis is ending?

Overdose deaths in the US have dropped for the first time in two decades, but many people are still dependent on painkillers and struggling to get them legally
Hawaii declares state of emergency ...

Hawaii declares state of emergency amid protests over huge telescope

The planned construction of an enormous telescope atop Mauna Kea is being blocked by Hawaiian protesters for whom the mountain is sacred land
AI passes theory of mind test by im...

AI passes theory of mind test by imagining itself in another's shoes

AI has passed a test used to assess theory of mind in dominant and subordinate chimpanzees, paving the way towards machines that are more effective at communicating with humans
Weird new type of magnetic liquid c...

Weird new type of magnetic liquid could be used to control soft robots

A strange liquid magnet full of iron nanoparticles can change its shape in a magnetic field, and it may eventually be used to make wireless, moving soft robots

NY times.com Science

Just Before the Eagle Landed, an Al...

Just Before the Eagle Landed, an Alien Arrived in Our Living Room

Until the Apollo 11 mission, my family didn?t have a television. Then, for one weekend, we joined the rest of Planet Earth.
Why Are These Mice Hallucinating? S...

Why Are These Mice Hallucinating? Scientists Are in Their Heads

New laser technology appeared to trigger particular images in the brains of lab mice.
This New Liquid Is Magnetic, and Me...

This New Liquid Is Magnetic, and Mesmerizing

Scientists have created ?soft? magnets that can flow and change shape, and that could be a boon to medicine and robotics.
The Story of 8 Unforgettable Words ...

The Story of 8 Unforgettable Words About Apollo 11

John Noble Wilford recounts some of what went into writing the story of humanity?s giant leap for the July 21, 1969, edition of The New York Times.
Hawaiian Elders Protesting Telescop...

Hawaiian Elders Protesting Telescope Construction Are Arrested

When completed, the Thirty Meter Telescope on Mauna Kea?s summit is expected to be the largest telescope in the Northern Hemisphere. But its construction has drawn heated opposition.
To Make It to the Moon, Women Have ...

To Make It to the Moon, Women Have to Escape Earth?s Gender Bias

The Apollo program was designed by men, for men. But NASA can learn from its failures as it aims to send women to the moon and beyond.

Science Daily

More women using cannabis daily bef...

More women using cannabis daily before and during pregnancy, research finds

The number of women using cannabis in the year before they get pregnant and early in their pregnancies is increasing, and their frequency of use is also rising, according to new data.
Nations with strong women's rights ...

Nations with strong women's rights likely to have better population health and faster growth

Nations with strong women's rights are more likely to have better health and faster growth than those who don't promote and protect these values.
Take a bath 90 minutes before bedti...

Take a bath 90 minutes before bedtime to get better sleep

Biomedical engineers have found a way for people to get better shuteye. Systematic review protocols allowed researchers to analyze thousands of studies linking water-based passive body heating, or bathing and showering with warm/hot water, with improved sleep quality.
Discovering how diabetes leads to v...

Discovering how diabetes leads to vascular disease

A team scientists and physicians has identified a cellular connection between diabetes and one of its major complications -- blood vessel narrowing that increases risks of several serious health conditions, including heart disease and stroke.
Biologist leads pioneering study on...

Biologist leads pioneering study on stress

A biologist conducted a pioneering research study that could help us to better understand the role of dopamine in stress resilience in humans through analyzing wild songbirds. This study could lead to increased prevention and treatment of stress-related disorders.
Eco-friendly composite catalyst and...

Eco-friendly composite catalyst and ultrasound removes pollutants from water

Scientists have developed a wastewater treatment process that uses a common agricultural byproduct to effectively remove pollutants and environmental hormones, which are known to be endocrine disruptors.

Eureka Alert

Teacher treatment of students facto...

Teacher treatment of students factors into racial gap in school suspensions

(Brown University) An analysis led by Brown sociologist Jayanti Owens found that different treatment of black and white students accounted for half of the racial gap in school suspensions and expulsions among 5- to 9-year-old children.
Study reveals genetic similarities ...

Study reveals genetic similarities of osteosarcoma between dogs and children

(The Translational Genomics Research Institute) A bone cancer known as osteosarcoma is genetically similar in dogs and human children, according to the results of a study published today by Tufts University and the Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen), an affiliate of City of Hope. The findings could help break the logjam in the treatment of this deadly disease, which hasn't seen a significant medical breakthrough in nearly three decades.
2007, 2012, 2019: University of Exc...

2007, 2012, 2019: University of Excellence in Konstanz

(University of Konstanz) The University of Konstanz will also be funded as a University of Excellence within the context of the new German Excellence Strategy competition.
Offering children a wide variety an...

Offering children a wide variety and large quantities of snack food encourages them to eat more

(Murdoch Childrens Research Institute) Offering children a wide variety and large quantities of snack food encourages them to eat more - and may contribute to weight problems, a new study has found.The research, led by the Murdoch Children's Research Institute and published in the latest International Journal of Obesity, also found that how snacks are presented (in a large or small container) has little influence on how much children snack.
Probiotic research paves way for mi...

Probiotic research paves way for microbe 'microbreweries' to benefit human health

(University of Virginia Health System) A young scientist's pioneering work with probiotics could lead to a new industry of "microbreweries" custom-blending microbes to battle disease and benefit human health.
In the Global South less than one-t...

In the Global South less than one-third of high blood pressure patients treated

(University of Göttingen) Healthcare in low- and middle-income countries is poorly prepared for the increasing number of high blood pressure (ie hypertension) disorders. More than two-thirds of all people affected go without treatment. Researchers led by the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, the University of Göttingen and the Medical Faculty of Heidelberg have discovered this. The study appeared in The Lancet.

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

Tiger enters house, goes to sleep o...

Tiger enters house, goes to sleep on bed

A homeowner and his family were forced to flee when the enormous cat simply walked in the front door. The incident, which occurred in the Indian state...
NASA celebrates Apollo 11's 50th an...

NASA celebrates Apollo 11's 50th anniversary

Today marks exactly 50 years since Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin touched down on the lunar surface. When the Saturn V rocket carrying Apollo 11 and i...
Incredible 'piglet squid' caught on...

Incredible 'piglet squid' caught on camera

Footage of the unusual cephalopod was captured in the Pacific depths by the Exploration Vessel Nautilus team. The transparent sea creature, which was ...
'Storm Area 51' spawns copycat camp...

'Storm Area 51' spawns copycat campaigns

Inspired by the recent social media phenomenon, other people have started setting up their own 'storm' events. Keen to ride the momentum of Matty Robe...
Stunning image shows ISS in front o...

Stunning image shows ISS in front of the Sun

NASA has released a breathtaking photograph showing the space station silhouetted against our solar neighbor. The fascinating image, which was capture...
Creator of 'Storm Area 51' comes fo...

Creator of 'Storm Area 51' comes forward

The Facebook user who started the campaign to storm the secretive military base has finally spoken out. What started out as little more than a joke on...

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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