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

'Hanging On to Life.' 4 P...

'Hanging On to Life.' 4 Police Officers Shot Responding to Domestic Disturbance Call

'Hanging On to Life.' 4 Police Officers Shot Responding to Domestic Disturbance CallThe suspect was also wounded


New discovery of water on Mars coul...

New discovery of water on Mars could help future missions to the planet

New discovery of water on Mars could help future missions to the planetScientists found eight sites with evidence of ice beneath the martian surface. These discoveries were made based on recent images sent back by NASA?s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter.


Thai court drops royal insult charg...

Thai court drops royal insult charges against academic

Thai court drops royal insult charges against academicBANGKOK (AP) ? A Thai military court on Wednesday dropped royal insult charges against an 84-year old historian who questioned whether a Thai king had actually defeated a Burmese adversary in combat on elephant-back over 500 years ago.


The 5 Things to Know About the Thaw...

The 5 Things to Know About the Thaw in Korean Relations

The 5 Things to Know About the Thaw in Korean RelationsIt's all sunshine on the Korean peninsula as the rival nations agree to meet for talks. But dark clouds are on the horizon


Pope Francis Warns We're at &a...

Pope Francis Warns We're at 'the Very Limit' of Nuclear War

Pope Francis Warns We're at 'the Very Limit' of Nuclear WarHis comment comes after Hawaii sent out a false missile alert


Kensho's Space index

Kensho's Space index

Kensho's Space indexHere's how Kensho's Space index fared in 2017.


Physorg.com

China, Europe jointly test technolo...

China, Europe jointly test technology for storm satellite

China and Europe are jointly testing new technology that could help satellites peer through clouds and analyze storms.
Humans will review video from most ...

Humans will review video from most popular YouTube creators

Google says humans will now review video from its most popular YouTube creators after recent complaints.
'Massive' infrastructure spending n...

'Massive' infrastructure spending needed in Africa, says report

Economic growth in Africa picked up steam last year and is set to accelerate strongly in 2018, but "massive investments" are needed in infrastructure, the African Development Bank (ADB) said Wednesday.
Rolls-Royce deepens restructuring, ...

Rolls-Royce deepens restructuring, may sell marine unit

Rolls-Royce, the British maker of engines, announced further restructuring Wednesday that could result in the sale of its commercial marine business.
Apple facing slew of Russian lawsui...

Apple facing slew of Russian lawsuits over slow iPhones

Seven lawsuits have been launched in Russia and "hundreds" dozens more are in the pipeline against US tech giant Apple which has already admitted to slowing the performance of older iPhone models, a lawyer for some of the plaintiffs said Wednesday.
Facebook, Twitter, YouTube pressed ...

Facebook, Twitter, YouTube pressed over terror content

Terrorists and hate groups continue to get their propaganda onto social media platforms despite efforts by Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube to shut them down, a US Senate panel heard Wednesday.

PBS

Black Hole Star Cake

Black Hole Star Cake

NOVA has teamed up with Cook's Illustrated to cook up a recipe for stars and black holes.
Four Types of Black Holes

Four Types of Black Holes

Black holes are mind-blowing. Discover the FOUR types of black holes that exist in the cosmos.
Black Hole Hunter: Janna Levin

Black Hole Hunter: Janna Levin

As a kid, Janna Levin loved cosmology?now, she?s an award-winning author and host of ?Black Hole Apocalypse.?
Black Hole Hunter: Andrea Ghez

Black Hole Hunter: Andrea Ghez

Andrea Ghez asks the ultimate question: Is there a supermassive black hole at the center of our galaxy?
Black Hole Hunter: Priya N.

Black Hole Hunter: Priya N.

As a child, theoretical astrophysicist Priya Natarajan loved atlas. As an adult, she maps the cosmos.
Black Hole Hunter: Chung-Pei Ma

Black Hole Hunter: Chung-Pei Ma

Chung-Pei Ma is both a gifted violinist and one of the world?s foremost black hole hunters.

Scientific American

The Brain's Marauder's Map

The Brain's Marauder's Map

Neurons in the hippocampi of rats and bats fire in response to their fellow animals’ movements

-- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
Experimental Huntington's Therapy S...

Experimental Huntington's Therapy Shows Promise in a Small Trial

Drugs that disrupt production of toxic proteins in the brain could work for various degenerative disorders, including Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s 

-- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
Alexa, What Are You Doing with My F...

Alexa, What Are You Doing with My Family's Personal Info?

Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant and several smart-home technologies that debuted at last week’s CES add convenience but also raise privacy concerns

-- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
Looming Landslide Stokes Fears, May...

Looming Landslide Stokes Fears, May Help Disaster Predictions

Rattlesnake Ridge is collapsing in Washington State. As residents hurry to safety, scientists try to figure out which way rocks will fall

-- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
Resistance to Common Germs Poses a ...

Resistance to Common Germs Poses a Hurdle to New Gene Therapies

Exposure to everyday pathogens generates an immune response that could interfere with CRISPR-based gene-editing treatment 

-- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
Like Oceans, Freshwater Is Also Aci...

Like Oceans, Freshwater Is Also Acidifying

Rising CO2 in lakes and reservoirs may harm animals that live in those ecosystems

-- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

Newscientist

How ?stem cell? clinics became a Wi...

How ?stem cell? clinics became a Wild West for dodgy treatments

Hundreds of clinics offering unregulated stem cell therapies have sprung up across the US and Australia thanks to lax oversight
Algorithms that change lives should...

Algorithms that change lives should be trialled like new drugs

An algorithm used by US courts to predict reoffenders turns out to be no more accurate than random people on the internet. Why wasn?t it properly tested before now?
Blindness treatment will insert alg...

Blindness treatment will insert algae gene into people?s eyes

Optogenetic techniques that use light to control nerve cells are being tried in people at last ? and could lead to treatments for several types of blindness
Swollen eye is setback for blindnes...

Swollen eye is setback for blindness treatment using stem cells

A man in a flagship stem cell trial for age-related macular degeneration has swelling in his eye, but the cause is probably surgery ? not stem cells
Bitcoin?s utopia has failed as big ...

Bitcoin?s utopia has failed as big players hold all the power

Cryptocurrencies are built on the idea that no one institution holds the power. But for bitcoin and ethereum, that?s no longer true
DNA of man who died in 1827 recreat...

DNA of man who died in 1827 recreated from his living relatives

The DNA of Hans Jonaton, an ex-slave who fled to Iceland in 1802, has been reconstructed using only the genes of his descendants

NY times.com Science

Trilobites: Being Antisocial Leads ...

Trilobites: Being Antisocial Leads to a Longer Life. For Marmots.

Unlike most mammals, yellow-bellied marmots with more active social lives died younger than those that kept to themselves, scientists found after tracking them for 13 years.
Fireball Cuts Through the Sky Over ...

Fireball Cuts Through the Sky Over Michigan as Meteor Falls

Videos showed a bright flash of light, followed by a pop almost like a light bulb burning out.
Trilobites: Where Did Animals With ...

Trilobites: Where Did Animals With Tail Weapons Go? Here?s a Back Story

Scientists have identified traits that may have been related to dinosaurs like stegosaurus and ankylosaurus and other animals developing fearsome rear-end weapons.
Trilobites: The Squid That Sink to ...

Trilobites: The Squid That Sink to the Ocean?s Floor When They Die

Some squid sink to the ocean floor when they die, researchers found, and they may take a lot of carbon down there with them.
Trilobites: The Swiss Consider the ...

Trilobites: The Swiss Consider the Lobster. It Feels Pain, They Decide.

The Swiss government has banned tossing lobsters and other crustaceans into boiling water. But what?s the science behind that decision?
Trilobites: If We Ever Get to Mars,...

Trilobites: If We Ever Get to Mars, the Beer Might Not Be Bad

College students at Villanova University found that hops, leafy greens, carrots and scallions all could grow in an approximation of Martian dirt.

Science Daily

California sea lion population rebo...

California sea lion population rebounded to new highs

California sea lions have fully rebounded under the protection of the Marine Mammal Protection Act, with their population on the West Coast reaching carrying capacity in 2008 before unusually warm ocean conditions reduced their numbers, according to the first comprehensive population assessment of the species.
Accelerating progress to reduce alc...

Accelerating progress to reduce alcohol-impaired driving fatalities

Despite progress in recent decades, more than 10,000 alcohol-impaired driving fatalities occur each year in the US. To address this persistent problem, stakeholders -- from transportation systems to alcohol retailers to law enforcement -- should work together to implement policies and systems to eliminate these preventable deaths, says a new report.
Patient-derived organoids may help ...

Patient-derived organoids may help personalize the treatment of gastrointestinal cancers

A new review highlights the potential of 3-D organoid models derived from patient cells to help personalize therapy for individuals with gastrointestinal cancers.
Ultra-thin memory storage device pa...

Ultra-thin memory storage device paves way for more powerful computing

A team of electrical engineers has developed the thinnest memory storage device with dense memory capacity, paving the way for faster, smaller and smarter computer chips for everything from consumer electronics to big data to brain-inspired computing.
Not just for Christmas: Study sheds...

Not just for Christmas: Study sheds new light on ancient human-turkey relationship

For the first time, research has uncovered the origins of the earliest domestic turkeys in ancient Mexico. The study also suggests turkeys weren't only prized for their meat -- with demand for the birds soaring with the Mayans and Aztecs because of their cultural significance in rituals and sacrifices.
Scientists shed light on a key mole...

Scientists shed light on a key molecular mechanism of autoimmune and inflammatory diseases

An international team of researchers has unraveled a crucial aspect of the molecular basis of autoimmune and inflammatory diseases such as psoriasis, rheumatoid arthritis and Crohn's disease. Focusing on the immunomodulatory cytokine IL-23 they discovered that its pro-inflammatory activity, which underlies a wide range of inflammatory diseases, critically depends on structural activation of the cytokine by its receptor, IL-23R.

Eureka Alert

Lessons in nature boost classroom e...

Lessons in nature boost classroom engagement afterward, researchers report

(University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign) Third-graders who spend a class session in a natural outdoor setting are more engaged and less distracted in their regular classroom afterward than when they remain indoors, scientists found in a new study. The effect was large and occurred week after week, regardless of teacher expectations.
Study finds minority trainees are u...

Study finds minority trainees are up, but not minority faculty

(Vanderbilt University Medical Center) Despite increasing numbers of underrepresented minority (URM) trainees in the biomedical sciences, there is a persistent shortage of URM faculty who are involved in basic biomedical research at medical schools. Vanderbilt investigators examined the entire training pathway of potential faculty candidates to identify points of greatest loss of URM trainees. They report Jan. 16 in PLOS ONE two key points of loss: during undergraduate education and in transition from postdoctoral fellowship to tenure-track faculty.
Will there be enough public health ...

Will there be enough public health workers when baby boomers retire?

(Elsevier) In a study in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine, researchers estimate that over one quarter of the governmental public health workforce will disappear. They further project that while enough students graduate each year to replace retirees and others who voluntarily quit, they question whether the public health sector can compete with the private sector to hire qualified candidates.
How power-sharing has to adapt

How power-sharing has to adapt

(University of Kent) How power-sharing has to adapt -- lessons from Northern Ireland, Belgium and CyprusUsing three European countries -- Northern Ireland, Belgium (Brussels Capital Region) and Cyprus -- as examples, co-authors Professor Feargal Cochrane, Professor Neophytos Loizides and Thibaud Bodsen use personal experience of each of their native countries to demonstrate where reform has helped build trust and consensus.
Improved home care services and red...

Improved home care services and reduced workload for carers with a new work model

(Aalto University) Improved home care services and reduced workload for carers with a new work model. Aalto University researchers have developed the model for several years together with carers and home care administration. The model has also reduced the need for stand-in workers by up to 60 per cent.
Study says some nursing homes gamin...

Study says some nursing homes gaming the system to improve their Medicare star ratings

(Florida Atlantic University) A new study of nursing homes in California, the nation's largest system, by faculty at Florida Atlantic University and the University of Connecticut, found that some nursing homes inflate their self-assessment reporting to improve their score in the Five-Star Quality Rating System employed by Medicare to help consumers.

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

Man ruptures throat while stifling ...

Man ruptures throat while stifling a sneeze

As one unfortunate man recently found out, trying to stifle a particularly explosive sneeze is not a good idea. The unnamed 34-year-old reportedly wen...
Is there an iron throne in the Grea...

Is there an iron throne in the Great Pyramid?

Professor Giulio Magli believes that the pyramid may be home to a throne carved from the core of a meteorite. The idea is perhaps not quite as far-fet...
Papers found on Blackbeard's ship i...

Papers found on Blackbeard's ship identified

Archaeologists have found the answer to one of the Queen Anne's Revenge's most enduring mysteries. Born in 1680 as Edward Thatch, Blackbeard was origi...
Aztec epidemic mystery may have bee...

Aztec epidemic mystery may have been solved

500 years ago, a deadly epidemic known as 'cocoliztli' killed nearly 80 per cent of the Aztec population. In around 1545, Mexico's Aztec nation was st...
Could giant lasers shoot down space...

Could giant lasers shoot down space debris ?

A new study by researchers in China has put forward a novel new way of tackling the problem of space junk. Satellites and spacecraft are already runni...
'Ingredients for life' found in met...

'Ingredients for life' found in meteorites

Scientists have found new evidence to suggest that life could have arisen elsewhere in the solar system. Two 4.5-billion-year-old meteorites which cra...

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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