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

Surfer bitten by shark in latest Au...

Surfer bitten by shark in latest Australia attack

Surfer bitten by shark in latest Australia attackA surfer was bitten on the leg by a shark off a beach on Australia's west coast Sunday, authorities said, the latest in a spate of recent attacks that saw another man killed. The surfer, aged in his 20s, was on his board at Pyramids Beach south of Perth in Western Australia on Sunday morning when the attack happened, a fisheries official told AFP. A witness told news website WA Today the man was with another surfer in the water when a large school of salmon swam past them and the shark alarm went off.


Did the French Army Troll President...

Did the French Army Troll President Trump for Missing a WWI Ceremony Because of Rain?

Did the French Army Troll President Trump for Missing a WWI Ceremony Because of Rain?'There's rain, but it's not serious. We're staying motivated'


Dozens of cat mummies unearthed in ...

Dozens of cat mummies unearthed in ancient Egyptian tomb

Dozens of cat mummies unearthed in ancient Egyptian tombAt an excavation of a pharaoh's 4,500-year-old pyramid complex, Egyptian archaeologists discovered dozens of mummified cats ? in addition to 100 ornate cat statues.  Egyptian Minister of Antiquities Dr. Khaled El-Enany announced the ancient cat artifacts on Nov. 10, and the Ministry took to Twitter to share images of the long-deceased felines, wrapped in ribbons of cloth. Ancient Egyptians may not have worshiped their cats, but there's ample evidence that they viewed the small mammals as divine.  #Tens of #cats #mummies were unearthed in #Saqqara #necropolis along with 100 wooden #gilded #statues of #cats and a bronze one dedicated to the cat #goddess #bastet. pic.twitter.com/g0oSQPBhL8 ? Ministry of Antiquities-Arab Republic of Egypt (@AntiquitiesOf) November 10, 2018 #mummies of #cats #discoverd in #Saqqara (#Discovery pic.twitter.com/AFRNERfHBn ? Ministry of Antiquities-Arab Republic of Egypt (@AntiquitiesOf) November 10, 2018 SEE ALSO: The people have spoken and they want to eat the diseased tomb cheese The mummified cats, however, weren't alone.  Piles of mummified scarab beetles were also found in the tomb. The large beetles lay buried under the lid of heavy limestone sarcophagus for 4,500 years.  #Discovery Unique #Discovery in #Saqqara #Giza #Egypt #mummies of #scarabs #AncientEgypt pic.twitter.com/FkCA9HxY5P ? Ministry of Antiquities-Arab Republic of Egypt (@AntiquitiesOf) November 10, 2018 WATCH: Subway rat seizes free avocado, because who wouldn't


How to drive a robot on Mars

How to drive a robot on Mars

How to drive a robot on MarsAround 9:30 Mars time, a message arrives from California, where it was sent 15 minutes earlier. The Curiosity rover executes the commands, moving slowly to its designated position, at a maximum speed of 35 to 110 meters (yards) per hour. Around 5 pm Martian time, it will wait for one of NASA's three satellites orbiting the planet to pass overhead.


Journalists Rally Behind Veteran Ph...

Journalists Rally Behind Veteran Philippine Journalist Facing Fresh Legal Threats

Journalists Rally Behind Veteran Philippine Journalist Facing Fresh Legal ThreatsThe looming threat of tax evasion charges against prominent Philippine journalist Maria Ressa has prompted an outpouring of support


Here's How to Help the Victims...

Here's How to Help the Victims As Wildfires Rage Across California

Here's How to Help the Victims As Wildfires Rage Across CaliforniaCharities are helping the hundreds of thousands of displaced Californians


Physorg.com

Quantum leap for mass as science re...

Quantum leap for mass as science redefines the kilogramme

Sealed in a vault beneath a duke's former pleasure palace among the sycamore-streaked forests west of Paris sits an object the size of an apple that determines the weight of the world.
Thanks, statistics! A faster way to...

Thanks, statistics! A faster way to improve mobile apps

Life can be tough for mobile app developers.
Fish's brain size influenced by hab...

Fish's brain size influenced by habitat, new study reveals

The busier the neighbourhood, the bigger the brain?at least for pumpkinseed sunfish, according to a pioneering study by University of Guelph biologists.
Synthetic molecule invades double-s...

Synthetic molecule invades double-stranded DNA

Carnegie Mellon University researchers have developed a synthetic molecule that can recognize and bind to double-stranded DNA or RNA under normal physiological conditions. The molecule could provide a new platform for developing methods for the diagnosis and treatment of genetic conditions. Their findings are published in Communications Chemistry.
A step closer to 'design on demand'...

A step closer to 'design on demand' scaffolds for tissue regeneration

The structure of cross-linked polymeric gels is very similar to soft tissue?which is one reason that understanding this material is so critical, according to Kelly Schultz, assistant professor in the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering at Lehigh University.
Scientists use patients' own cells ...

Scientists use patients' own cells and materials to engineer fully personalized tissue implants of any kind

In a new study, Tel Aviv University researchers reveal how they invented the first fully personalized tissue implant, engineered from a patient's own materials and cells. The new technology makes it possible to engineer any kind of tissue implant from one small fatty tissue biopsy.

PBS

What is the Coriolis Effect?

What is the Coriolis Effect?

The spinning of the Earth means we don't always see straight paths as straight.
Healing After Hurricane Maria

Healing After Hurricane Maria

Antonio Paris translates how to survive on other planets into surviving after Maria.
The Arecibo Observatory

The Arecibo Observatory

After Hurricane Maria, the Arecibo Observatory and its staff worked to rebuild its facility.
Profile: Priya Natarajan

Profile: Priya Natarajan

Theoretical Astrophysicist Priya Natarajan has loved atlases and maps since she was a little girl.
Profile: Rana el Kaliouby

Profile: Rana el Kaliouby

Rana el Kaliouby is on a mission to humanize technology with artificial emotional intelligence.
Volcano on Fire

Volcano on Fire

Climb into the crater of Nyiragongo, a seething and active African volcano.

Scientific American

This Scientist Chases Wildfires to ...

This Scientist Chases Wildfires to Better Predict Fire Behavior

To know what a wildfire might do next, researchers need to know how an inferno interacts with the atmosphere

-- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
Bats Beat Dolphins in the Battle ov...

Bats Beat Dolphins in the Battle over Who Has the Best Sonar

But the dolphins are no slouches either

-- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
Solving Microplastic Pollution Mean...

Solving Microplastic Pollution Means Reducing, Recycling—and Fundamental Rethinking

New practices, and new chemistries, are needed to end the scourge

-- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
Neuroscientists Make a Case against...

Neuroscientists Make a Case against Solitary Confinement

Prolonged social isolation can do severe, long-lasting damage to the brain 

-- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
Live from Berlin: Falling Walls Con...

Live from Berlin: Falling Walls Conference 2018

Which are the next walls to fall in science and society?

-- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
To Every Pathogen There Is a Season

To Every Pathogen There Is a Season

Infectious Diseases affect us like clockwork, although it’s not clear why

-- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

Newscientist

Earliest known animal might have in...

Earliest known animal might have inflated its body like a balloon

Dickinsonia lived about 560 million years ago and may have been the first animal ? but it seems to have inflated its body in a way no animals do today
Pluto?s weird ridges may be glacial...

Pluto?s weird ridges may be glacial landforms unlike any on Earth

Next to Pluto?s heart-shaped plains are strange rolling hills unlike anything we?ve seen on Earth, and they may be left over from receding ancient glaciers
We?ve discovered a whole new defenc...

We?ve discovered a whole new defence system against germs in our noses

Billions of tiny sacs filled with weapons and warning signals to other cells are released into the lining of our noses when dangerous bacteria are detected
Robots are learning hand gestures b...

Robots are learning hand gestures by watching hours of TED talks

Hand gestures are difficult for robots to reproduce convincingly, so hundreds of hours of TED videos are being used to teach them how to better gesticulate
Why lichen may be the perfect facto...

Why lichen may be the perfect factories for making rocket fuel on Mars

Lichens can be revived after being subjected to Mars-like conditions, so they could be used on long space flights to produce hydrogen rocket fuel along the way
Sabre-toothed cats shared their foo...

Sabre-toothed cats shared their food with injured pride members

Prehistoric sabre-toothed cats often injured their impressive jaws during hunts. Now fossil evidence suggests injured cats could rely on their peers for food

NY times.com Science

In Brazil, Animals Cross a Road of ...

In Brazil, Animals Cross a Road of No Return

Highway BR-262 is among the deadliest in the world for wildlife. Biologist Wagner Fischer has been monitoring its grim toll for more than two decades.
The Chemists? War

The Chemists? War

One hundred years after the end of World War I, the Army Corps of Engineers is still cleaning up the relics of experiments that helped develop chemical weapons to counter the Germans? gas attacks.
Rocket Lab?s Modest Launch Is Giant...

Rocket Lab?s Modest Launch Is Giant Leap for Small Rocket Business

The company?s Electron rocket carried a batch of small commercial satellites from a launchpad in New Zealand, a harbinger of a major transformation to the space business.
Matter: Crossing From Asia, the Fir...

Matter: Crossing From Asia, the First Americans Rushed Into the Unknown

Three new genetic analyses lend detail, and mystery, to the migration of prehistoric humans throughout the Western Hemisphere.
Matter: In Cave in Borneo Jungle, S...

Matter: In Cave in Borneo Jungle, Scientists Find Oldest Figurative Painting in the World

A cave drawing in Borneo is at least 40,000 years old, raising intriguing questions about creativity in ancient societies.
Trilobites: Watch Beatboxers Break ...

Trilobites: Watch Beatboxers Break It Down Inside an M.R.I. Scanner

Researchers got an inside look at beatboxers? lips, mouths and throats as they performed.

Science Daily

Streamside forests store tons of ca...

Streamside forests store tons of carbon

Researchers have compiled carbon storage data from 117 publications, reports, and other data sets on streamside forests around the world. Researchers found that the average amount of carbon stored in mature streamside forest rivals the highest estimates for any other forest type around the world, such as tropical or boreal forests.
How pneumococci challenge our immun...

How pneumococci challenge our immune system

Pneumococci are the most common cause of respiratory tract infections, such as otitis and sinusitis, as well as of severe infections like pneumonia and meningitis. A new study shows how the bacteria can inhibit immune cell reaction and survive inside cells to give rise to pneumonia.
Half moons and pinch points: Same p...

Half moons and pinch points: Same physics, different energy

For the first time, physicists present a unified theory explaining two characteristic features of frustrated magnets and why they're often seen together.
Developing instruments to detect la...

Developing instruments to detect language problems earlier

Using the Computerized Comprehension Task, the team measured concepts by asking children to touch images on a touch-sensitive screen that represented words they were learning. The team used a measure of vocabulary that focused on stable concepts, finding that it was superior to prior measures in predicting children's general language ability at age 3. The team also identified individual children at risk for language problems a full two years earlier than prior studies.
How a spider and a pitcher plant ca...

How a spider and a pitcher plant can benefit from collaboration

Ecologists have shed light on the relationship between the slender pitcher plant and its 'tenant', the crab spider Thomisus nepenthiphilus, providing insights to the little known foraging behaviors of the spider.
Stripping the linchpins from the li...

Stripping the linchpins from the life-making machine reaffirms its seminal evolution

This experiment had a good chance of crashing. Instead, it delivered whopping evidence to coroborrate the earliest evolution of the translational system, the mechanisms which make life out of our genes. The study swapped out all its magnesium, tabula rasa, and showed that the system, centering on the ribosome, would have thrived basically as it is today 4 billion years ago at the earliest foundations of life on Earth.

Eureka Alert

Big data and advanced artificial in...

Big data and advanced artificial intelligence techniques to tackle Alzheimer's disease

(Case Western Reserve University) Rong Xu, Ph.D., recently received a total of $5 million for two projects that will use big data methods for a comprehensive look at a range of factors that may inform the mechanism of Alzheimer's and related dementia.
High availability of tobacco raises...

High availability of tobacco raises smoking rates in mothers-to-be

(University of Edinburgh) Pregnant women are more likely to smoke if they live in an area in which tobacco is widely sold, research has shown.
Which outreach method encourages pa...

Which outreach method encourages patients overdue for cancer screening to get tested?

(St. Michael's Hospital) Phone calls are more effective reminders for patients to book cancer screening appointments than mailed letters but are also more costly, suggests a new study from St. Michael's Hospital.
Diabetes targeted in new bioenginee...

Diabetes targeted in new bioengineering research at Clemson University

(Clemson University) The research will be led by Agneta Simionescu, an associate professor in the Department of Bioengineering. She announced Monday that the National Institutes of Health is providing $1.38 million for her research.Simionescu's project sharpens the focus on atherosclerosis, a condition that accelerates in diabetics.
Family, school support makes kids m...

Family, school support makes kids more likely to stand up to bullying

(North Carolina State University) A recent study finds young people with good family relationships are more likely to intervene when they witness bullying or other aggressive behavior at school -- and to step in if they see victims planning to retaliate. The study found that kids who were already excluded, or discriminated against by peers or teachers, were less likely to stand up for victims of bullying.
SDSU-led team developing instrument...

SDSU-led team developing instruments to detect language problems earlier

(San Diego State University) Using the Computerized Comprehension Task, the team measured concepts by asking children to touch images on a touch-sensitive screen that represented words they were learning. The team used a measure of vocabulary that focused on stable concepts, finding that it was superior to prior measures in predicting children's general language ability at age 3. The team also identified individual children at risk for language problems a full two years earlier than prior studies.

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

Japanese man marries hologram of VR...

Japanese man marries hologram of VR singer

Akihiko Kondo became so infatuated with Japanese character Hatsune Miku that he decided to marry her. The 35-year-old, who works as a school administr...
'Pinocchio' lie detector looks at y...

'Pinocchio' lie detector looks at your nose

It turns out that Pinocchio was wrong - your nose doesn't grow when you lie, it actually gets colder and shrinks. First depicted in the 19th-century n...
The best place to look for life on ...

The best place to look for life on Mars identified

Scientists behind the ExoMars mission have picked out a landing site where they hope to find evidence of alien life. The joint European-Russian rover,...
Relics of lost continents found und...

Relics of lost continents found under Antarctica

Scientists have used satellite data to map out the terrain hidden beneath the ice of the southernmost continent. The study used data from the Gravity ...
Black hole 'may be spinning space i...

Black hole 'may be spinning space itself'

Astronomers have detected a black hole that is spinning so rapidly that it may be causing space itself to rotate. Observations of the black hole, whic...
Man takes legal action to change hi...

Man takes legal action to change his own age

69-year-old Emile Ratelband has taken his local authority to court in an effort to have his age legally changed to 49. The Dutch entrepreneur and TV p...

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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