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

A New NASA Time Lapse Shows 20 Year...

A New NASA Time Lapse Shows 20 Years of Life on Earth

A New NASA Time Lapse Shows 20 Years of Life on EarthIn 1997, NASA began launching satellites that could constantly record life on our planet. It's now released a video of how Earth grew in real time.


The Best Black Friday Fashion Deals...

The Best Black Friday Fashion Deals On Clothes, Shoes And More

The Best Black Friday Fashion Deals On Clothes, Shoes And MoreJust because there are a handful of stores staying closed on Thanksgiving Day doesn?t mean you have to wait to get an early start on your Black Friday shopping.


The Investigation Into Chemical Att...

The Investigation Into Chemical Attacks in Syria Is Fizzling Out After a Security Council Showdown

The Investigation Into Chemical Attacks in Syria Is Fizzling Out After a Security Council ShowdownRussia vetoed a resolution to extend the mandate of investigators


Tesla Unveils World's Fastest ...

Tesla Unveils World's Fastest Production Car In Surprise Announcement

Tesla Unveils World's Fastest Production Car In Surprise AnnouncementTesla on Thursday night unveiled its electric semi truck, but the massive new vehicle was overshadowed by what it was hauling inside. 


'Ghost Guns.' California ...

'Ghost Guns.' California Shooting Rampage Highlights Problem of Homemade Weapons

'Ghost Guns.' California Shooting Rampage Highlights Problem of Homemade WeaponsThe Northern California shooter found an easy way around a court order prohibiting him from having guns: He built his own at home


The Latest: US says Washington to r...

The Latest: US says Washington to remain engaged on climate

The Latest: US says Washington to remain engaged on climateBONN, Germany (AP) ? The Latest on the climate talks in Bonn, Germany (all times local):


Physorg.com

Keeping it real: UN climate talks s...

Keeping it real: UN climate talks struggle to stay relevant

There was a telling moment at the 23rd edition of UN climate talks that underscored both the life-and-death stakes in the fight against global warming, and how hard it is for this belaboured forum to rise to the challenge.
20 years of changing seasons on Ear...

20 years of changing seasons on Earth packed into two and half minutes

NASA captured 20 years of changing seasons in a striking new global map of the home planet.
These ring-tailed lemurs raise a 's...

These ring-tailed lemurs raise a 'stink' when they flirt with potential mates

A U of T Scarborough study finds that a unique ritual performed by male ring-tailed lemurs may come at a significant physical cost, but it could help their chances in securing a mate.
Mathematician's study of 'swarmalat...

Mathematician's study of 'swarmalators' could direct future science

How does the Japanese tree frog figure into the latest work of noted mathematician Steven Strogatz? As it turns out, quite prominently.
When to fish: Timing matters for fi...

When to fish: Timing matters for fish that migrate to reproduce

It's no secret that human activities affect fish, particularly those that must migrate to reproduce. Years of building dams and polluting rivers in some regions have left fish such as salmon struggling to return to their home streams and give birth to the next generation.
Heavy nitrogen molecules reveal pla...

Heavy nitrogen molecules reveal planetary-scale tug-of-war

Nature whispers its stories in a faint molecular language, and Rice University scientist Laurence Yeung and colleagues can finally tell one of those stories this week, thanks to a one-of-a-kind instrument that allowed them to hear what the atmosphere is saying with rare nitrogen molecules.

PBS

What Makes a Hurricane?

What Makes a Hurricane?

Hurricanes bring wind, rain, and destruction?but how do they form?
What?s in the Great Pyramid?

What?s in the Great Pyramid?

Cosmic particles reveal a previously hidden void in the Great Pyramid of Khufu in Egypt.
Why Do We Like Being Scared?

Why Do We Like Being Scared?

If a neuroscientist designed a haunted house, would you dare to enter?
Will Robots Become Conscious?

Will Robots Become Conscious?

What makes a brain or machine conscious? This theory is beginning to provide some answers.
Holocaust Survival Tale: Samuel

Holocaust Survival Tale: Samuel

During WWII, Nazis forced Samuel Bak and his family out of their home in Vilna, Lithuania.
Ancient Volcanic Activity in Ice

Ancient Volcanic Activity in Ice

Researchers try to prove the existence of a 13th century volcanic eruption using ice.

Scientific American

"Sustainable Robots" Face Off at th...

"Sustainable Robots" Face Off at the World Robotic Olympiad

Some 2,500 youngsters from 66 countries brought to Costa Rica robots designed to solve sustainability challenges

-- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
Amazon Gold Rush Continues to Decim...

Amazon Gold Rush Continues to Decimate Peru's Rain Forest

Despite government efforts, mining has expanded into protected areas

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Through a Gas, Darkly: Scientists T...

Through a Gas, Darkly: Scientists Trace the Origins of Earth's Antimatter

Dark matter, rather than pulsars, may be behind an excess of antimatter bombarding our planet

-- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
Why Beetles Fly Like Superman

Why Beetles Fly Like Superman

The insects use their legs to initiate turns, confirming something scientists have long suspected

-- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
A Bolt from the Brown: Why Pollutio...

A Bolt from the Brown: Why Pollution May Increase Lightning Strikes

To understand the link between aerosols and electric discharges, scientists must unravel the mysteries of clouds

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Scientists Unearth Revealing Detail...

Scientists Unearth Revealing Details about the World's Biggest Mud Volcano

Its destructive eruptions may help researchers better understand mass extinctions

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Newscientist

We may know why Jupiter?s Great Red...

We may know why Jupiter?s Great Red Spot is red instead of white

The gases in Jupiter's atmosphere should form white clouds, so why do they look red? Two teams have found different recipes for the red in the Great Red Spot
Weak links in US power grid vulnera...

Weak links in US power grid vulnerable in event of catastrophe

Largest study of 'cascading failures' finds that only a small subset of North America's power grid is at risk from domino-like electrical failure
Gene drives can beat pests, but we ...

Gene drives can beat pests, but we can?t afford any mistakes

Invasive pests could be eliminated by so-called gene drives, but we must make sure they can?t spread beyond our control
Dark matter may be the source of an...

Dark matter may be the source of antimatter streaming past Earth

Two nearby powerful pulsars aren?t responsible for the stream of antimatter positrons snaking past Earth, so dark matter might be behind it after all
Trump to let Americans import ivory...

Trump to let Americans import ivory and hunting trophies again

Donald Trump's administration is reversing a ban on the imports of elephant trophies?including ivory?from Zimbabwe and Zambia
Why we should celebrate Scotland?s ...

Why we should celebrate Scotland?s minimum alcohol price plan

Death and ill health will be averted now Scotland's pioneering minimum alcohol policy has finally cleared legal hurdles, say John Holmes and Petra Meier

NY times.com Science

A Close-Up on Mysteries Made of Sto...

A Close-Up on Mysteries Made of Stone in Saudi Arabia?s Desert

Structures that may have been created by ancient tribes could only be studied using Google Earth. Saudi officials finally invited an archaeologist to observe them via helicopter.
Trilobites: A Population of Billion...

Trilobites: A Population of Billions May Have Contributed to This Bird?s Extinction

A new study suggests passenger pigeons were hyper-adapted to living in a large, stable population, leaving them unable to cope when humans hunted them en masse.
Trilobites: Same Oceans, Similar Pr...

Trilobites: Same Oceans, Similar Prey, Two Very Different Necks

Biologists studied cormorants and penguins that hunt fish in frigid seas and found that cormorants save energy by only moving their necks when seizing prey.
Trilobites: How Snapdragons Beckon ...

Trilobites: How Snapdragons Beckon Bees With More Than One Color

Subspecies of the flowers share most of their genes, but differ in a handful that lead to some being yellow on magenta and others being magenta on yellow.
Matter: ?Gene Drives? Are Too Risky...

Matter: ?Gene Drives? Are Too Risky for Field Trials, Scientists Say

New research casts doubt on a gene-editing strategy that scientists had hoped to use against invasive species and epidemic diseases.
A Nearby Earth-Size Planet May Have...

A Nearby Earth-Size Planet May Have Conditions for Life

Astronomers have found a planet circling Ross 128, a quiet red star in our own galactic neighborhood.

Science Daily

Small changes to organ procurement ...

Small changes to organ procurement system could lead to more life-saving transplants

Slight changes to the system for allocating deceased-donor kidneys could result in higher rates of organ procurement and lead to more kidney transplants across the country, according to new research.
Archaeological research on social i...

Archaeological research on social inequality published

The origins of social inequality might lie in the remnants of ancient Eurasia's agricultural societies, according to a new article.
Like a baby: The vicious cycle of c...

Like a baby: The vicious cycle of childhood obesity and snoring

Scientists looked at the relationships among maternal snoring, childhood snoring and children's metabolic characteristics -- including body mass index (BMI) and insulin resistance, which reflects future risk for developing diabetes and cardiovascular disease -- in approximately 1,100 children followed from gestation through early adolescence.
Flu vaccine prevents hospitalizatio...

Flu vaccine prevents hospitalization in children, study shows

Children vaccinated against influenza are significantly less likely to experience serious complications from the virus that could land them in hospital, new research has found.
A photosynthetic organism's 'Water ...

A photosynthetic organism's 'Water World'

Following the path of radicals and being able to identify many damaged residues because of incredibly accurate, expeditious and sensitive mass spectrometry, three scientists studied the great granddaddy of all photosynthetic organisms -- a strain of cyanobacteria -- to develop the first experimental map of that organism's water world.
Interstellar space probes: Where's ...

Interstellar space probes: Where's the brakes?

With a miniaturized space probe capable of being accelerated to a quarter of the speed of light, we could reach Alpha Centauri, our nearest star, in 20 to 50 years. However, without a mechanism to slow it down, the space probe could only collect data from the star and its planets as it zoomed past. A theoretical physicist has now examined whether interstellar spacecraft can be decelerated using 'magnetic sails'.

Eureka Alert

Professor publishes archaeological ...

Professor publishes archaeological research on social inequality

(The University of Montana) The origins of social inequality might lie in the remnants of ancient Eurasia's agricultural societies, according to an article recently published in the major science journal Nature.
A walk at the mall or the park? New...

A walk at the mall or the park? New study shows, for moms and daughters, a walk in the park is best

(University of Illinois College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences) University of Illinois family studies researchers believed that if the attention restoration theory, which describes how interaction with natural environments can reduce mental fatigue and restore attention, worked for individuals it might also work for families to help facilitate more positive family interactions and family cohesion. They tested their theory by looking at sets of moms and daughters who were asked to take a walk together in nature and a walk in a mall.
Hibernating ground squirrels provid...

Hibernating ground squirrels provide clues to new stroke treatments

(NIH/National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke) In the fight against brain damage caused by stroke, researchers have turned to an unlikely source of inspiration: hibernating ground squirrels. While the animals' brains experience dramatically reduced blood flow during hibernation, just like human patients after a certain type of stroke, the squirrels emerge from their extended naps suffering no ill effects. Now, a team of NIH-funded scientists has identified a potential drug that could grant the same resilience to stroke patients.
Small changes to organ procurement ...

Small changes to organ procurement system could lead to more life-saving transplants

(Indiana University) Slight changes to the system for allocating deceased-donor kidneys could result in higher rates of organ procurement and lead to more kidney transplants across the country, according to new research co-authored by an Indiana University Kelley School of Business professor.
Rheumatology leaders urge support f...

Rheumatology leaders urge support for graduate student exemption & continuous health coverage

(American College of Rheumatology) The American College of Rheumatology (ACR) today expressed concerns with a provision of the House tax bill passed on Nov. 16 that would repeal the tax-exempt status for graduate student tuition waivers, and a provision included in the Senate tax bill that would repeal the individual health insurance mandate.
Age and gut bacteria contribute to ...

Age and gut bacteria contribute to MS disease progression, according to Rutgers

(Rutgers University) Gut bacteria at a young age can contribute to multiple sclerosis disease onset and progression.

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

Fireball lights up the night sky ov...

Fireball lights up the night sky over Finland

A time-lapse camera captured the moment an intense fireball streaked across the sky over Lapland. The event was picked up on the Aurora Service Tours ...
China to build nuclear-powered spac...

China to build nuclear-powered space shuttle

The long-term roadmap for China's space program has been revealed by one of its primary contractors. According to CASC (China Aerospace Science and Te...
Skepticism surrounds head transplan...

Skepticism surrounds head transplant success

Controversial surgeon Sergio Canavero claims that he has performed the first ever human head transplant. If the very idea of transplanting the head of...
Alien hunters send message to nearb...

Alien hunters send message to nearby system

Astronomers are hoping to one day establish contact with an advanced extraterrestrial civilization. The target of the message, a red dwarf system know...
Mystery surrounds $450M da Vinci pa...

Mystery surrounds $450M da Vinci painting

The 500-year-old painting, which sold for a record-breaking sum at auction, has a few peculiarities. Leonardo da Vinci's Salvator Mundi, or 'Saviour o...
New Earth-sized extrasolar planet d...

New Earth-sized extrasolar planet discovered

Situated just 11 light years away, Ross 128 b is shaping up to be a promising place to look for life. Discovered by the High Accuracy Radial Velocity ...

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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