Discovery

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

Soft soil makes Mexico City shake l...

Soft soil makes Mexico City shake like it was built on jelly

Soft soil makes Mexico City shake like it was built on jellySeismologists say Mexico City's dry lake bed of soft soil made the earthquake shaking worse


Puerto Rican astronaut affected by ...

Puerto Rican astronaut affected by double hurricanes

Puerto Rican astronaut affected by double hurricanesSpace station's Joe Acaba had home flooded by one hurricane, family's homeland hit by another


President Trump Stays Mum on Iran N...

President Trump Stays Mum on Iran Nuclear Deal Decision

President Trump Stays Mum on Iran Nuclear Deal DecisionTrump has called the deal the worst agreement ever negotiated by the U.S.


Cassini captured mysterious 'g...

Cassini captured mysterious 'glitch' on Saturn's rings before death dive

Cassini captured mysterious 'glitch' on Saturn's rings before death diveCassini sent home one last batch of photos from Saturn before plunging to its death Friday and among them was an attempt to record a mysterious object embedded in the planet's rings, otherwise known as "Peggy."


New fight in California water wars:...

New fight in California water wars: How to update old system

New fight in California water wars: How to update old systemFRESNO, Calif. (AP) ? In California's long-raging water wars, pitting north against south and farmer against city dweller, the one thing everybody agreed on Wednesday was that the outdated method of shipping water throughout the most populous state needs a serious upgrade.


William Shatner's return to spa...

William Shatner's return to space is a thriller

William Shatner's return to space is a thrillerActor William Shatner, "Zero-G: Green Space" author, talks about his new book, science fiction as a prediction of the future and the race to space.


Physorg.com

Ultra-light aluminum: Chemists repo...

Ultra-light aluminum: Chemists report breakthrough in material design

If you drop an aluminum spoon in a sink full of water, the spoon will sink to the bottom. That's because aluminum, in its conventional form, is denser than water says Utah State University chemist Alexander Boldyrev.
Honey: a cost-effective, non-toxic ...

Honey: a cost-effective, non-toxic substitute for graphene manipulation

Dr. Richard Ordonez, a nanomaterials scientist at the Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center Pacific (SSC Pacific), was having stomach pains last year. So begins the story of the accidental discovery that honey?yes, the bee byproduct?is an effective, non-toxic substitute for the manipulation of the current and voltage characteristics of graphene.
Application of air-sensitive semico...

Application of air-sensitive semiconductors in nanoelectronics

A research group consisting of scientists from Tomsk Polytechnic University, Germany and Venezuela proved the existence of chemical bonds between gallium and oxygen. This discovery will allow manufacturing superconducting nanoelectronics based on gallium selenide, which has never been achieved by any research team in the world. The study was published in Semiconductor Science and Technology.
Australian police hunt killer of gi...

Australian police hunt killer of giant crocodile

A manhunt has begun for the killer of a giant saltwater crocodile in Australia, as authorities warned its death would trigger more aggressive behaviour among younger crocs in the area.
NIST's quick test may speed antibio...

NIST's quick test may speed antibiotic treatment and combat drug resistance

Researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have demonstrated a potential new tactic for rapidly determining whether an antibiotic combats a given infection, thus hastening effective medical treatment and limiting the development of drug-resistant bacteria. Their method can quickly sense mechanical fluctuations of bacterial cells and any changes induced by an antibiotic.
The math of doughnuts: 'Moonshine' ...

The math of doughnuts: 'Moonshine' sheds light on elliptic curves

Mathematicians have opened a new chapter in the theory of moonshine, one which begins to harness the power of the pariahs - sporadic simple groups that previously had no known application.

PBS

Why Worry About ICBMs?

Why Worry About ICBMs?

What are intercontinental ballistic missiles (ICBMs), and why are they so hard to shoot down?
Secrets of the Shining Knight

Secrets of the Shining Knight

Discover the world of medieval knights and see how their armor was made.
Why Did NASA Kill Cassini?

Why Did NASA Kill Cassini?

On September 15, 2017 NASA destroyed Cassini?on purpose. Why kill a multibillion-dollar spacecraft?
Cassini's Search For Life

Cassini's Search For Life

Is there life beyond Earth? The solar system's ocean worlds might be the most promising place to look.
Amazing Discoveries from Cassini

Amazing Discoveries from Cassini

Relive Cassini's greatest hits from its 13 years studying Saturn.
Saying Goodbye to Cassini

Saying Goodbye to Cassini

Cassini, a brave explorer that was dispatched to study a distant ringed world, has died.

Scientific American

If At First You Don't Succeed, Show...

If At First You Don't Succeed, Show Your Baby Again

Infants who saw a researcher keep at a difficult task tried harder themselves

-- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
Why the Mexico City Earthquake Shoo...

Why the Mexico City Earthquake Shook Up Disaster Predictions

Tuesday’s deadly quake did not come from the place many geologists thought would unleash the next “big one”

-- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
Prepping for Alien Oceans, NASA Goe...

Prepping for Alien Oceans, NASA Goes Deep

Deep-sea observatory tests technologies for eventual exploration of Europa or other icy moons

-- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
Hurricane Maria: What Exactly Is a ...

Hurricane Maria: What Exactly Is a Category 4 Storm? [Slide Show]

This year’s season has been particularly wild, with several category 4 and 5 storms. We explain the kind of damage to expect at each level

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Blind Cave Fish Beat Back Diabetes ...

Blind Cave Fish Beat Back Diabetes Symptoms That Would Kill People

The Mexican fish may have evolved strategies that could help humans survive an epidemic disease

-- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
Great Lakes Defenders Have a Shocki...

Great Lakes Defenders Have a Shocking Idea to Stave Off Invasive Carp

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has proposed electric and sound barriers to repel Asian carp approaching Lake Michigan 

-- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

Newscientist

Walking to work or doing the vacuum...

Walking to work or doing the vacuuming can extend your life

Just 30 minutes of easy exercise five days a week reduces your risk of premature death by 28 per cent, suggests the world?s largest study of physical activity
Far-off galaxies are firing rare hi...

Far-off galaxies are firing rare high-energy cosmic rays at us

The highest energy particles in the universe hit Earth very rarely, so it took 10 years of data to pinpoint their origin. They?re coming from galaxies far, far away
There is no way to spot big earthqu...

There is no way to spot big earthquakes ahead of time

Large earthquakes look just like small ones when they start out, so early warning systems have no clues to help figure out if a quake is going to be huge
Star nicknamed Kronos after eating ...

Star nicknamed Kronos after eating its own planetary children

A pair of binary stars are less alike than any pair we?ve seen, possibly because one gobbled its own orbiting planets, winning it the nickname Kronos
Why UK court ruling on ending life ...

Why UK court ruling on ending life support is the right decision

It is much kinder for all involved if someone kept alive in a vegetative state is allowed to die with only their doctor?s and family?s approval, not a judge?s say-so
Using new study to back high-fat, l...

Using new study to back high-fat, low-carb diets is flawed logic

Fans of high-fat, low-carb diets grasped at a recent study to declare their fringe view proven. They were wrong, say Anthony Warner and Katie Heath

NY times.com Science

Matter: Clues to Africa?s Mysteriou...

Matter: Clues to Africa?s Mysterious Past Found in Ancient Skeletons

An analysis of DNA recovered from fossils thousands of years old hints at enormous migrations that shaped the continent.
Trilobites: How Three Friends Prove...

Trilobites: How Three Friends Proved That Jellyfish Can Sleep

What started as a midnight excursion of curious graduate students turned into a study with implications for basic questions about sleep.
NASA?s Osiris-Rex Spacecraft Is Hea...

NASA?s Osiris-Rex Spacecraft Is Headed for a Flyby With Earth

The spacecraft will make a flyby of Earth on Friday, using the planet?s gravity to steer it toward Bennu, an asteroid it will visit next year.
Trilobites: For Neanderthals, Growi...

Trilobites: For Neanderthals, Growing Big Brains Took More Time

New research suggests that the brain of a juvenile Neanderthal developed more slowly than that of a similarly aged Homo sapiens child, but scientists don?t yet know why.
A Glowing Cotton Study That Might H...

A Glowing Cotton Study That Might Have Deserved Less Glowing Reviews

Cotton experts were not impressed with a recent study published by scientists who claimed they created naturally glowing and magnetic cotton.
Trilobites: Sea Turtles Appear to B...

Trilobites: Sea Turtles Appear to Be Bouncing Back Around the World

Researchers analyzed all existing public data of sea turtle nesting sites around the world and found a tale of ?cautionary optimism.?

Science Daily

Preterm children have more medical ...

Preterm children have more medical sleep problems but fall asleep more independently

A new study suggests that while healthy preterm children have more medical sleep problems than full-term children, they are more likely to fall asleep independently.
New technique accurately digitizes ...

New technique accurately digitizes transparent objects

A new imaging technique makes it possible to precisely digitize clear objects and their surroundings, an achievement that has eluded current state-of-the-art 3-D rendering methods.
Babies can learn that hard work pay...

Babies can learn that hard work pays off

A new study reveals babies as young as 15 months can learn the value of hard work. Researchers found babies who watched an adult struggle to reach two different goals before succeeding tried harder at their own difficult task than babies who saw an adult succeed effortlessly.
New hope for people with fibromyalg...

New hope for people with fibromyalgia

A novel psychological therapy that encourages addressing emotional experiences related to trauma, conflict and relationship problems has been found helpful for people with the chronic pain condition fibromyalgia.
Unique gene therapy prevents, rever...

Unique gene therapy prevents, reverses multiple sclerosis in animal model

Multiple sclerosis can be inhibited or reversed using a novel gene therapy technique that stops the disease's immune response in mouse models, researchers have found.
Into more thin air: Exploring the a...

Into more thin air: Exploring the adaptation extremes of human high altitude sickness and fitness

Many research groups have explored human adaptation to high altitude living among three major far-flung global populations: Tibetans, Ethiopians and Peruvians. But few have simultaneously explored the other extreme---maladaptation----in the form of chronic mountain sickness (CMS). Now, in the largest whole genome study of its kind, an international research team led by University of California San Diego's Chairman of Pediatrics, Dr. Gabriel Haddad, has expanded on their recent study of understanding both adaptation extremes in a Peruvian population.

Eureka Alert

Why do people in new democracies st...

Why do people in new democracies stop voting?

(University of Montreal) An exhaustive study of legislative elections in all 91 democracies that were born around the world from 1939 to 2015 finds that in half of them, there was a substantial decline in voter turnout. But what actually caused people to stay home depended on what country they lived in and how democratization had happened there.
Personality changes don't precede c...

Personality changes don't precede clinical onset of Alzheimer's, FSU study shows

(Florida State University) Findings of a new and comprehensive study from FSU College of Medicine Associate Professor Antonio Terracciano and colleagues, published today in the journal JAMA Psychiatry, has found no evidence to support the idea that personality changes begin before the clinical onset of mild cognitive impairment (MCI) or dementia.
New technique accurately digitizes ...

New technique accurately digitizes transparent objects

(The Optical Society) A new imaging technique makes it possible to precisely digitize clear objects and their surroundings, an achievement that has eluded current state-of-the-art 3-D rendering methods.
Collaborative UC project wins top s...

Collaborative UC project wins top school award at International Contemporary Festival

(University of Cincinnati) Led by professors Stephen Slaughter and John Dixon, a collaborative class of architecture and industrial design students in UC's College of Design, Architecture, Art, and Planning designed and built a collection to exhibit at the 2017 International Contemporary Furniture Festival. Inspired by live-work space, Shaker design and its influence on Scandinavian modernism, Japanese modernism and American midcentury modern design, the collection won the Editor's Award for best school installation.
Baltimore Ecosystem Study partners ...

Baltimore Ecosystem Study partners with Baltimore City Public Schools

(Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies) Through a $1.2 million grant from the National Science Foundation, the Baltimore Ecosystem Study (BES) is partnering with Baltimore City Public Schools to transform the way that chemistry is taught in the city's high schools. The innovative approach draws on data gathered by BES to convey how chemistry shapes the local environment.
Flu vaccine used in elderly may ben...

Flu vaccine used in elderly may benefit middle-aged adults with chronic conditions

(University of Pittsburgh Schools of the Health Sciences) Expanding the high-dose influenza vaccine recommendation to include middle-aged adults with chronic health conditions may make economic sense and save lives. The findings may justify for clinical trials of the high-dose and new recombinant trivalent influenza vaccines in 50- to 64-year-old adults with chronic illnesses, such as heart or lung disease, diabetes, or cancer, to determine if they do provide considerably better protection than the currently recommended standard dose quadrivalent vaccine.

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

Plants may need to sleep, just like...

Plants may need to sleep, just like we do

A new study has suggested that sleep may actually be fundamental to all life, not just to animals. Scientists in the US have discovered the first evid...
Europe withdraws from anti-asteroid...

Europe withdraws from anti-asteroid mission

An upcoming mission designed to test out the deflection of a large asteroid has hit a bit of a snag. Known as AIDA (Asteroid Deflection and Impact Ass...
Giant prehistoric frog ate small di...

Giant prehistoric frog ate small dinosaurs

At the size of a beach ball, the monster-sized Beelzebufo ampinga was the largest frog that ever lived. Reptiles weren't the only animals to grow to e...
550 million-year-old creature myste...

550 million-year-old creature mystery solved

Scientists believe that they have finally worked out what type of creature 'Dickinsonia' actually was. Resembling a strange cross between a fungus, a ...
Porpoise unearthed in medieval grav...

Porpoise unearthed in medieval graveyard

A recent archaeological dig near Guernsey has yielded something rather unexpected - a porpoise skeleton. When Oxford University's Philip de Jersey and...
Mystery surrounds flushed money in ...

Mystery surrounds flushed money in Geneva

An unknown individual has been flushing thousands of euros down the toilet and nobody knows why. Authorities in Switzerland have been left scratching ...

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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