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 2017-04-30 10:20 

Phys.org

Urban farming flourishes in New York... +

The urban farm craze is finding fertile ground in New York, where 10 young entrepreneurs are learning to grow greens and herbs without soil, bathed in an indoor, psychedelic light....

 2017-04-30 10:10 

Phys.org

Ukraine clings to nuclear power despite Chernobyl trauma... +

Ukraine is still suffering from the trauma of the world's worst civil nuclear accident at Chernobyl but has nonetheless turned the hazardous fuel into the backbone of its energy portfolio....

 2017-04-30 10:00 

Phys.org

Cities brace for climate challenges... +

Faced with exploding populations and steadily rising temperatures worldwide, cities must make haste in reinforcing defences against climate change-induced flooding and heat waves, experts warned this week....

 2017-04-30 09:55 

Phys.org

Biologist: Orca attacks on gray whales up in California bay... +

Killer whales are on an unprecedented killing spree in California's Monterey Bay, attacking and feeding on gray whale calves, a marine biologist said....

 2017-04-30 09:54 

Phys.org

Nearly 50 people taken to hospitals after Texas tornado... +

Nearly 50 people have been taken to hospitals after a tornado swept through the East Texas city of Canton....

 2017-04-30 09:54 

Phys.org

Thousands brave weather to protest Trump climate policies... +

Thousands of people across the U.S. marched in rain, snow and sweltering heat Saturday to demand action on climate changemass protests that coincided with President Donald Trump's 100th day in office and took aim at his agenda for rolling back environment...

 2017-04-30 07:00 

Nautilus

God Created Consciousness in Fiction - Facts So Romantic... +

Given his grandeur, pettiness, and complexity, and his capacity for introspection, hes the major exception to the flatness of ancient charactersGod.Illustration by Humphrey King / FlickrMany modern novels do something that the earliest literature sometime...

 2017-04-30 04:00 

EurekAlert

Ivabradine may not benefit certain heart failure patients... +

Researchers have completed a randomized clinical trial in patients with heart failure with preserved ejection fraction (HFpEF), which currently has no effective treatment for reducing morbidity and mortality....

 2017-04-30 04:00 

EurekAlert

Non-O blood groups associated with higher risk of heart attack... +

Having a non-O blood group is associated with a higher risk of heart attack, according to research presented today at Heart Failure 2017 and the 4th World Congress on Acute Heart Failure....

 2017-04-30 04:00 

EurekAlert

Unemployment associated with 50 percent higher risk of death in heart failure patients... +

Unemployment is associated with a 50 percent higher risk of death in patients with heart failure, according to research presented today at Heart Failure 2017 and the 4th World Congress on Acute Heart Failure.1 The observational study in more than 20,000 h...

 2017-04-29 20:32 

Phys.org

Hacker releases stolen copies of Netflix series... +

A hacker claims to have followed through on a threat to release several episodes from the upcoming season of Netflix's hit series "Orange Is The New Black."...

 2017-04-29 20:31 

Phys.org

Turkey blocks access to Wikipedia over 'terror' claims... +

Turkey on Saturday blocked all access inside the country to the online encyclopedia Wikipedia reportedly for articles claiming links between Ankara and terror groups, the latest restriction on a popular website to hit Turkish users....

 2017-04-29 20:15 

Astrobiology Magazine

NASA Spacecraft Dives Between Saturn and Its Rings... +

NASA's Cassini spacecraft is back in contact with Earth after its successful first-ever dive through the narrow gap between the planet Saturn and its rings on April 26, 2017....

 2017-04-29 19:07 

Universe Today

Surveillance Sat Set for Sunday Sunrise SpaceX Blastoff and Landing Apr. 30 Watch Live... +

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FL - A classified surveillance for the nations spymasters is set for blastoff shortly after sunrise on Sunday, Apr. 30 by SpaceX in a space first by the firm founded by billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk that also features a ground l...

 2017-04-29 18:34 

Universe Today

LEGO Apollo Saturn V: Tallest LEGO Ideas Set Ever Made... +

LEGO announced their new LEGO Apollo Saturn V rocket set for June 1, 2017. With 1969-pieces, it'll be the tallest to come out of their Ideas community. The post LEGO Apollo Saturn V: Tallest LEGO Ideas Set Ever Made appeared first on Universe Today....

 2017-04-29 16:18 

Space.com

The Late Heavy Bombardment: A Violent Assault on Young Earth... +

Debris from space bombarded Earth billions of years ago and may have delivered water to the hot, young planet....

 2017-04-29 15:33 

The Daily Galaxy

This Week's Top Space & NASA Headlines --"From Saturn's Mysteries to a Sign of Another Universe"... +

NASA's Cassini Spacecraft Completes 1st Dive Through Gap Between Saturn and Rings --"Beams Back Images of a Colossal Swirling Storm" (WATCH Today's 'Galaxy' Stream) 'Cold Spot' of the Cosmos Billions of Light Years Across...

 2017-04-29 14:09 

Space.com

SpaceX Breaks Up US Spy Satellite Launch Monopoly | Video ... +

When the private spaceflight company launches the National Reconnaissance Office (NRO) satellite, designated NROL-76, a 10-year stretch where every U.S. military and national security satellite was launched by United Launch Alliance (ULA) will end....

 2017-04-29 14:00 

Forbes

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Ask Ethan: Why Can't I See Mercury Without A Telescope?... +

Most of us have never seen Mercury at all, but with a little work, you can capture the most elusive of naked-eye planets....

 2017-04-29 13:53 

ScienceDaily.com

Are yearly body exams an answer to rising skin cancer rates?... +

As summer nears and more people prepare to go out in the sun, a dermatologist and dermatopathologist discusses the conflicting recommendations over full body skin inspections....

 2017-04-29 13:50 

ScienceDaily.com

PowerPoint, LED projector enable new technique for self-folding origami... +

A new use for the ubiquitous PowerPoint slide has now been discovered: Producing self-folding three-dimensional origami structures from photocurable liquid polymers....

 2017-04-29 13:50 

ScienceDaily.com

Researchers track impact of Brazil's 'Soy Moratorium' on an advancing agricultural frontier... +

The 2006 Soy Moratorium had a larger effect in reducing deforestation in the Amazon than has been previously understood, outlines a new study....

 2017-04-29 13:50 

ScienceDaily.com

When bridges collapse: Researchers study whether we're underestimating risk... +

Studying how and why bridges have collapsed in the past identifies the limitation of current risk assessment approach and demonstrates the value of new perspectives on climate change impact....

 2017-04-29 13:50 

ScienceDaily.com

Bonobos may be better representation of last common ancestor with humans... +

A new study examining the muscular system of bonobos provides firsthand evidence that the rare great ape species may be more closely linked, anatomically, to human ancestors than common chimpanzees....

 2017-04-29 13:00 

Scientific American

In Case You Missed It... +

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 2017-04-29 12:57 

LiveScience.com

Russia from Above: A Glimpse at a Vast Landscape... +

Astronauts and satellites have captured many images of the diverse Russian landscape....

 2017-04-29 12:55 

LiveScience.com

How Would Just 2 Degrees of Warming Change the Planet?... +

Why is a global increase of 1.5 degrees Celsius such a big deal?...

 2017-04-29 12:47 

LiveScience.com

Virgin Galactic Aims to Fly Space Tourists in 2018, CEO Says... +

Richard Branson's Virgin Galactic is on track to begin commercial passenger spaceflights before the end of 2018, the company's chief executive said....

 2017-04-29 12:00 

ScienceNews.org

Fox experiment is replaying domestication in fast-forward... +

How to Tame a Fox recounts a nearly 60-year experiment in Russia to domesticate silver foxes....

 2017-04-29 12:00 

Scientific American

Is Eating Late Bad for Your Heart?... +

The American Heart Association suggests that late night eating might increase your risk of heart disease. But how solid is the evidence? ...

 2017-04-29 11:15 

Space.com

Watch SpaceX Launch a Military Spy Satellite for 1st Time Sunday... +

Breaking a 10-year monopoly by United Launch Alliance (ULA), SpaceX will launch a satellite into orbit on a classified mission this morning (April 28) from Kennedy Space Center in Florida....

 2017-04-29 11:07 

Space.com

Braille Guide Gives Users a Feel for 2017 Solar Eclipse... +

A new tactile guide lets everyone learn more about the upcoming 2017 total solar eclipse even people who won't be able see it....

 2017-04-29 11:00 

Scientific American

Scientists Are Teaching Robots to Laugh... +

Expressing humor is a key part of being human ...

 2017-04-29 11:00 

Space.com

Watch Astronauts Play Ping-Pong with Water in Ultra-HD... +

In the first live 4k video stream from the International Space Station on Wednesday (April 26), NASA astronauts Peggy Whitson and Jack Fischer wowed viewers by playing with water in zero-G....

 2017-04-29 11:00 

Space.com

'Grand Finale' at Saturn Begins: Cassini Spacecraft's 1st Ring Dive in Pictures... +

On April 26, 2017, NASA's Cassini spacecraft swooped through the space between Saturn and its rings. Here are the first photos from the epic encounter....

 2017-04-29 08:00 

Phys.org

Review: Coal terminal would boost global climate-warming gas... +

A coal-export terminal proposed in Washington state would increase cancer risks for some residents, make rail accidents more likely and add millions of metric tons of climate-changing greenhouse gas globally every year, according to an environmental study...

 2017-04-29 07:50 

Phys.org

2nd company shuts oil, gas wells after fatal Colorado blast... +

A second petroleum company said it would shut down and inspect wells after a fatal house explosion near a gas well in Colorado, although investigators have not said whether the well was the cause....

 2017-04-29 07:43 

Phys.org

Gadgets: Gifts for your No. 1 grad... +

It's the time of year to reward graduates, many of whom will hit the real world. Here are some tech gift suggestions of useful gadgets for everyday life and even to have a good night's sleep....

 2017-04-29 07:40 

Phys.org

Soul-searching scientists struggle to get message across... +

"We mortals do not understand you." That's the heartfelt cry from former UN climate chief Christiana Figueres, pleading with scientists to use everyday language to help counter growing public mistrust....

 2017-04-29 07:33 

Phys.org

Powerful quake rouses people from sleep in south Philippines... +

A powerful earthquake with a magnitude of 7.2 struck off a southern Philippine province Saturday and prompted a local tsunami warning, but there were no immediate reports of damage or injuries....

 2017-04-29 07:32 

Phys.org

Hacker threatens to release stolen copies of Netflix series... +

A hacker claims to have stolen the upcoming season of Netflix's hit series "Orange Is The New Black," and is asking for an unspecified ransom to not release the entire fifth season online....

 2017-04-29 07:30 

Phys.org

US NSA spy agency halts controversial email sweep... +

The National Security Agency announced Friday it would end its controversial practice of sweeping up any email or text message an American exchanges with someone overseas that makes reference to a real target of NSA surveillance....

 2017-04-29 07:30 

Phys.org

SpaceX to launch classified US govt payload Sunday... +

SpaceX on Sunday is scheduled to make its first military launch, with a classified payload for the National Reconnaissance Office, which makes and operates spy satellites for the United States....

 2017-04-29 07:30 

Phys.org

NASA eyes intensifying Tropical Cyclone Frances... +

Two NASA satellites provided forecasters in Australia with visible and rainfall data as Tropical Cyclone Frances strengthened in the western Timor Sea. NASA's Aqua satellite captured a visible image of the storm that showed a cloud-filled eye, while the G...

 2017-04-29 07:28 

Phys.org

When bridges collapse: Researchers study whether we're underestimating risk... +

The United States is considering a $1 trillion budget proposal to update infrastructure, including its crumbling bridges. An obstacle to spending the money wisely is that the current means of assessing bridges may underestimate their vulnerability, accord...

 2017-04-29 07:27 

Phys.org

Study finds bonobos may be better representation of the last common ancestor with humans than common chimpanzees... +

A new study examining the muscular system of bonobos provides firsthand evidence that the rare great ape species may be more closely linked, anatomically, to human ancestors than common chimpanzees. Previous research suggested this theory at the molecular...

 2017-04-29 07:22 

Phys.org

NASA selects ASU's 'ShadowCam' to fly on Korea Pathfinder lunar orbiter... +

NASA has selected an instrument developed by Mark Robinson of ASU's School of Earth and Space Exploration (SESE) and Malin Space Science Systems (MSSS) to map the terrain and search for evidence of frost or ice deposits in the Moon's permanently shadowed ...

 2017-04-29 04:01 

National Geographic

See One of the World's Rarest Cats Captured on Camera... +

It's estimated that fewer than 60 Amur Leopards are left in the wild....

 2017-04-29 04:01 

National Geographic

Meet the Teddy Bears That Live in Trees... +

Beyond birds and squirrels, there are many unique andand surprisinganimals that spend their lives aloft....

 2017-04-29 04:01 

National Geographic

New Nighttime Map Shows Earth in Whole New Light... +

Comparing satellite data from 2012 and 2016 reveals where the planet has dimmed and brightened....

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