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

Boy finds 1.2 million-year-old foss...

Boy finds 1.2 million-year-old fossil while playing outside

Boy finds 1.2 million-year-old fossil while playing outsideIn November 2016, Jude Sparks, now 10, was on an outing with his family near their New Mexico home when he tripped over what he thought was a cow skull. Now, researchers at New Mexico State University are preserving the discovery, which was identified as a Stegomastodon -- a mastodon-like or elephant-like animal. "I imagined through my own mind of being 9 years old and finding something like that and how incredible it would be," dad Kyle Sparks.


Astronauts and Google Team up to Le...

Astronauts and Google Team up to Let You Explore a Space Station

Astronauts and Google Team up to Let You Explore a Space StationFor when you want to visit space, but you don't want to do all that astronaut training.


Tomb Of King Tutankhamun?s Wife?s L...

Tomb Of King Tutankhamun?s Wife?s Likely Discovered, Archaeologists Say

Tomb Of King Tutankhamun?s Wife?s Likely Discovered, Archaeologists SayArchaeologists say that the tomb of KingTutankhamun?s wife,Ankhesenamun, is likely to have been finally discovered in Egypt's Valley of the Kings.


Elon Musk: We need a lunar base to ...

Elon Musk: We need a lunar base to help 'fire up' the pub...

Elon Musk: We need a lunar base to help 'fire up' the pub...Speaking at the International Space Station Research and Development Conference on Wednesday, Tesla and SpaceX Founder Elon Musk said we need to build a base on the moon to help support missions to Mars and to spur public support for space exploration.


MH370 search reveals hidden underse...

MH370 search reveals hidden undersea world

MH370 search reveals hidden undersea worldThe painstaking search for missing flight MH370 has uncovered a previously unknown undersea world of volcanoes, deep valleys and soaring ridges, according to detailed maps released by Australia. Although no trace of the Malaysia Airlines plane was found during the search in the southern Indian Ocean -- the most expensive ever of its kind -- large volumes of data showing a detailed picture of the sea floor had to be collected to guide the probe. "It is estimated that only 10 to 15 percent of the world's oceans have been surveyed with the kind of technology used in the search for MH370," Geoscience Australia's environmental geoscience chief Stuart Minchin said late Wednesday.


California farm region plagued by d...

California farm region plagued by dirty air looks to Trump

California farm region plagued by dirty air looks to TrumpFRESNO, Calif. (AP) ? California's vast San Joaquin Valley, the country's most productive farming region, is engulfed by some of the nation's dirtiest skies, forcing the state's largest air district to spend more than $40 billion in the past quarter-century to enforce hundreds of stringent pollution rules.


Physorg.com

Not under the skin, but on it: Livi...

Not under the skin, but on it: Living together brings couples' microbiomes together

Couples who live together share many things: Bedrooms, bathrooms, food, and even bacteria. After analyzing skin microbiomes from cohabitating couples, microbial ecologists at the University of Waterloo, in Canada, found that people who live together significantly influence the microbial communities on each other's skin.
Wisconsin working on incentives to ...

Wisconsin working on incentives to lure Foxconn to state

Wisconsin is working on a package of incentives to lure Taiwanese iPhone manufacturer Foxconn to the state as part of a deal that two state lawmakers said Thursday they believe could come as soon as the end of the month.
Neil Armstrong moon bag sells for $...

Neil Armstrong moon bag sells for $1.8mn in New York

A bag Neil Armstrong used to collect the first ever samples of the moon?which was once nearly thrown out with the trash?sold at auction Thursday for $1.8 million, Sotheby's said.
Musk says government likes plan for...

Musk says government likes plan for high-speed tunnels

In a tantalizing Tweet, Elon Musk says he has "verbal government approval" to build a tunnel for high-speed transportation from New York to Washington.
Pulses of electrons manipulate nano...

Pulses of electrons manipulate nanomagnets and store information

Magnets and magnetic phenomena underpin the vast majority of modern data storage, and the measurement scales for research focused on magnetic behaviors continue to shrink with the rest of digital technology. Skyrmions, for example, are a kind of nanomagnet, comprised of a spin-correlated ensemble of electrons acting as a topological magnet on certain microscopic surfaces. The precise properties, like spin orientation, of such nanomagnets can store information. But how might you go about moving or manipulating these nanomagnets at will to store the data you want?
Ancient Italian fossils reveal risk...

Ancient Italian fossils reveal risk of parasitic infections due to climate change

In 2014, a team of researchers led by a paleobiologist from the University of Missouri found that clams from the Holocene Epoch (that began 11,700 years ago) contained clues about how sea level rise due to climate change could foreshadow a rise in parasitic trematodes, or flatworms. The team cautioned that the rise could lead to outbreaks in human infections if left unchecked. Now, an international team from Mizzou and the Universities of Bologna and Florida has found that rising seas could be detrimental to human health on a much shorter time scale. Findings from their study in northern Italy suggest that parasitic infections could increase in the next century, if history repeats itself.

PBS

How to Build Your Dragon

How to Build Your Dragon

Game of Thrones got us thinking ? what would a real dragon look like?
Eclipse Over America

Eclipse Over America

The country?s first solar eclipse in 99 years will cast a light on the Sun?s secrets.
Secrets of the Ghost Forest

Secrets of the Ghost Forest

Meet the earthquake that drowned the Pacific Northwest.
How to Find an Exoplanet

How to Find an Exoplanet

Want to find another world beyond our solar system? Here are the 5 ways you can do it.
The Case for Eating Bugs

The Case for Eating Bugs

Would you eat insects if it helped save the planet?
Grow Your Own Crystals

Grow Your Own Crystals

What should you do with the borax you have leftover from making slime? Make crystals!

Scientific American

What Do We Know about the Brain Can...

What Do We Know about the Brain Cancer Plaguing Sen. John McCain?

An oncology expert discusses treatment options for aggressive glioblastoma

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Earth's Tectonic Activity May Be Cr...

Earth's Tectonic Activity May Be Crucial for Life--and Rare in Our Galaxy

A new study finds plate tectonics may be hard to sustain on exoplanets

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Untangling the Mystery of How Fido ...

Untangling the Mystery of How Fido Became Humankind's Best Friend

New DNA-based research suggests dogs were domesticated in a single event, in contrast with a previous hypothesis

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Too Sunny in Philadelphia? Satellit...

Too Sunny in Philadelphia? Satellites Zero In on Dangerous Urban Heat Islands

Satellite and socioeconomic data can pinpoint which of a city’s neighborhoods are most at risk during heat waves

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Is Guaranteed Income for All the An...

Is Guaranteed Income for All the Answer to Joblessness and Poverty?

Experts disagree, but a number of experiments could offer insight

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Mathematics World Mourns Maryam Mir...

Mathematics World Mourns Maryam Mirzakhani, Only Woman to Win Fields Medal

The brilliant Stanford professor, killed by breast cancer at 40, worked with shapes unconstrained by the real world

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Newscientist

Dark web crackdown as two biggest m...

Dark web crackdown as two biggest markets are taken offline

The police sting hit two markets, AlphaBay and Hansa, that were responsible for the trading of over 350, 000 illicit goods such as drugs, firearms and cybercrime malware
Bitcoin study reveals how early ado...

Bitcoin study reveals how early adopters influence our decisions

When they get special treatment, they can make new technologies go viral ? but when they don?t, their real power is in putting the rest of us off
Con artists took me for a ride. Her...

Con artists took me for a ride. Here?s how to protect yourself

As a psychologist who's peered into the minds of psychopathic cheats and fallen victim to con artists, here's what to look out for, says Marc Swogger
Giant deep-sea worms may live to be...

Giant deep-sea worms may live to be 1000 years old or more

Escarpia laminata lives on the sea floor, where food is plentiful and predators are absent ? a perfect environment for longevity
Trump?s plan to cut global health r...

Trump?s plan to cut global health research may cost US billions

President Trump wants to fund less research into diseases that affect poor countries, but an analysis suggests such research hugely benefits the US itself
Mud eel?s wonky body may help it am...

Mud eel?s wonky body may help it ambush prey

A pair of sea-floor-dwelling eels found off the coast of West Africa have lopsided features that may help them operate as ?sit-and-wait? ambush predators

NY times.com Science

An Experiment in Zurich Brings Us N...

An Experiment in Zurich Brings Us Nearer to a Black Hole?s Mysteries

IBM researchers used an exotic material known as a Weyl semimetal to confirm the existence of a gravitational anomaly predicted in equations that describe the universe.
Trilobites: Humans First Arrived in...

Trilobites: Humans First Arrived in Australia 65,000 Years Ago, Study Suggests

Ancestors of Aboriginal Australians arrived thousands of years earlier than previously believed, according to newly uncovered archaeological evidence.
Why Are Dogs So Friendly? The Answe...

Why Are Dogs So Friendly? The Answer May Be in 2 Genes

A team of researchers reported that the friendliness of dogs may share a genetic basis with a human disease called Williams-Beuren syndrome.
Trilobites: Giant Squids, Giant Eye...

Trilobites: Giant Squids, Giant Eyes, but Rather Small Brain Lobes

A rare opportunity to study the giant squid?s visual brain suggests the deep-sea beasts don?t have the complex body-patterning skills for which their shallow-water relatives are famous.
Trilobites: What a Total Solar Ecli...

Trilobites: What a Total Solar Eclipse Looks Like From Space

A time lapse made from a Japanese weather satellite?s images shows the shadow the moon casts on the Earth when it blocks out the sun.
A 9-Year-Old Tripped, Fell and Disc...

A 9-Year-Old Tripped, Fell and Discovered a Million-Year-Old Fossil

Jude Sparks was playing with his brothers in New Mexico when he stumbled over the fossilized tusk of a Stegomastodon, a prehistoric, elephantine creature.

Science Daily

Shooting the Achilles heel of nervo...

Shooting the Achilles heel of nervous system cancers

Scientists have devised a strategy to target cancer cells while sparing normal cells by capitalizing on vulnerabilities that are exposed only in tumor cells. These vulnerabilities are known as the 'Achilles heel' of cancer cells. Although much is known about the mutations that cause a cell to become malignant, little is known about these vulnerabilities.
Sunny, rainy, or cloudy: New study ...

Sunny, rainy, or cloudy: New study shows how weather impacts response to mobile ads

Among the many factors that impact digital marketing and online advertising strategy, a new study provides insight to a growing trend among firms and big brands: weather-based advertising. According to the study, certain weather conditions are more amenable for consumer responses to mobile marketing efforts, while the tone of your ad content can either help or hurt such response depending on the current local weather.
NASA looks to solar eclipse to help...

NASA looks to solar eclipse to help understand Earth's energy system

It was midafternoon, but it was dark in an area in Boulder, Colorado on Aug. 3, 1998. A thick cloud appeared overhead and dimmed the land below for more than 30 minutes. Well-calibrated radiometers showed that there were very low levels of light reaching the ground, sufficiently low that researchers decided to simulate this interesting event with computer models. Now in 2017, inspired by the event in Boulder, NASA scientists will explore the moon's eclipse of the sun to learn more about Earth's energy system.
Ancient Italian fossils reveal risk...

Ancient Italian fossils reveal risk of parasitic infections due to climate change

In 2014, a team of researchers found that clams from the Holocene Epoch (that began 11,700 years ago) contained clues about how sea level rise due to climate change could foreshadow a rise in parasitic trematodes. Now, an international team has found that rising seas could be detrimental to human health on a much shorter time scale.
Gene variant increases risk for dep...

Gene variant increases risk for depression, study finds

A gene variant, thought to be carried by nearly 25 percent of the population, increases the odds of developing depression, finds a new study. People with apolipoprotein-E4, called ApoE4 for short, have a 20 percent greater chance of developing clinically significant depressive symptoms later in life compared to those who don't have the gene variant, report the investigators.
Pulses of electrons manipulate nano...

Pulses of electrons manipulate nanomagnets and store information

Skyrmions are a kind of nanomagnet, composed of a spin-correlated ensemble of electrons acting as a topological magnet on certain microscopic surfaces. The precise properties, like spin orientation, of such nanomagnets can store information. But how might you go about moving or manipulating these nanomagnets at will to store the data you want? New research demonstrates such read/write ability using bursts of electrons, encoding topological energy structures robustly enough for potential data storage applications.

Eureka Alert

Francis Crick Institute to train to...

Francis Crick Institute to train top African scientists

(The Francis Crick Institute) The Francis Crick Institute and five partner institutes in Africa have today announced a fellowship program to train African researchers to tackle infectious diseases in their home countries. The program, called the Crick African Network, is supported by a 6 million grant from the Global Challenges Research Fund, a five-year initiative led by the UK Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy to address problems faced by developing countries.
Art inspiring ecological science, i...

Art inspiring ecological science, inspiring art

(Ecological Society of America) Art and Science in dialog: sessions at the 2017 Annual Meeting of the Ecological Society of America in Portland, Ore., feature 5-minute presentations on collaborative projects that fuse contemporary art and ecological science to make new work that's not possible within each discipline alone. Explore artwork created by the session speakers in the Art:Sci Gallery.
North American monsoon storms fewer...

North American monsoon storms fewer but more extreme

(University of Arizona) The North American Monsoon now brings more extreme wind and rain to central and southwestern Arizona than in the past. Although there are now fewer storms, the largest monsoon thunderstorms bring heavier rain and stronger winds than did the monsoon storms of 60 years ago, according to new research. The dust storms, wind, flash flooding and microbursts that accompany monsoon storms can be a severe threat to people and property in Arizona.
Study finds gene variant increases ...

Study finds gene variant increases risk for depression

(University of Central Florida) A University of Central Florida study has found that a gene variant, thought to be carried by nearly 25 percent of the population, increases the odds of developing depression.People with apolipoprotein-E4, called ApoE4 for short, have a 20 percent greater chance of developing clinically significant depressive symptoms later in life compared to those who don't have the gene variant, said Rosanna Scott, lead author of the study published in The Journal of Clinical Psychiatry.
Sunny, rainy, or cloudy: New study ...

Sunny, rainy, or cloudy: New study shows how weather impacts response to mobile ads

(Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences) Among the many factors that impact digital marketing and online advertising strategy, a new study in the INFORMS journal Marketing Science provides insight to a growing trend among firms and big brands ... weather-based advertising. According to the study, certain weather conditions are more amenable for consumer responses to mobile marketing efforts, while the tone of your ad content can either help or hurt such response depending on the current local weather.
Examining the forces behind politic...

Examining the forces behind political conduct: The SAGE Encyclopedia of Political Behavior

(SAGE) What fuels government leaders and constituents into political action, such as attacking the media or marching and protesting, and how do these acts influence political outcomes and public policy debates? What makes democracy appealing to one society and socialism appealing to the country next door? As political passions and polarization escalate, The SAGE Encyclopedia of Political Behavior launches an exploration into the intersections of psychology, political science, sociology, and human behavior.

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

Today marks 48 years since first Mo...

Today marks 48 years since first Moon landing

Buzz Aldrin and Neil Armstrong made history when they set foot on the lunar surface 48 years ago today. When the Saturn V rocket carrying Apollo 11 an...
Australia find 'rewrites the histor...

Australia find 'rewrites the history books'

Archaeologists now believe that Australia was colonized 18,000 years earlier than previously thought. The discovery was made during an excavation at M...
Top US general warns against killer...

Top US general warns against killer robots

General Paul Selva has spoken out about the dangers of creating fully autonomous weapon systems. The risks of giving autonomy to so-called 'killer mac...
Frozen sausages land on house roof ...

Frozen sausages land on house roof in Florida

A family in South Florida were left perplexed this week after their house was hit by bags of frozen meat. The peculiar incident, which occurred in the...
Ancient Roman sarcophagus found in ...

Ancient Roman sarcophagus found in London

Archaeologists working near Borough Market have discovered a coffin dating back over 1,600 years. The heavy stone sarcophagus, which was unearthed dur...
Security robot drowns itself in a f...

Security robot drowns itself in a fountain

A new security robot brought in to help monitor an office in Washington DC ended up committing suicide. The Knightscope K5 security robot, which looks...

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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