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 2018-04-21 19:34 

Astrobiology Magazine

Extreme environment of Danakil Depression sheds light on Mars, Titan and nuclear waste...

The Danakil Depression in Ethiopia is a spectacular, hostile environment that may resemble conditions encountered on Mars and Titan -- as well as in sites containing nuclear waste....

 2018-04-21 18:46 

Phys.org

Robot designed for faster, safer uranium plant pipe cleanup...

Ohio crews cleaning up a massive former Cold War-era uranium enrichment plant in Ohio plan this summer to deploy a high-tech helper: an autonomous, radiation-measuring robot that will roll through miles of large overhead pipes to spot potentially hazardou...

 2018-04-21 16:00 

Scientific American

If Singing's Tough, Try Whistling...

A new study claims it's easier to accurately whistle a melody than to sing it. Christopher Intagliata reports....

 2018-04-21 15:25 

The Daily Galaxy

"Flashback" --Carl Sagan on How We Would Communicate With Advanced Alien Life (Weekend Feature/Video)...

If life exists elsewhere in the Universe, would we be able to communicate with it? In this clip from the 1977 Royal Institution Christmas Lecture, "The Planets", Carl Sagan demonstrates how we could send a signal that would make sense......

 2018-04-21 15:16 

Phys.org

After Facebook scrutiny, is Google next?...

Facebook has taken the lion's share of scrutiny from Congress and the media for its data-handling practices that allow savvy marketers and political agents to target specific audiences, but it's far from alone....

 2018-04-21 13:55 

The Daily Galaxy

Today's "Planet Earth Report"--"Sea Nomads: The Superhumans Living Among Us"...

"I think it's fascinating to see just how extraordinary this population is, to think that they're almost like superhumans living among us with these really extraordinary capabilities. But I also think natural selection is a lot more powerful t...

 2018-04-21 13:18 

TreeHugger

The problems with Amsterdam's plastic-free grocery aisle...

The aisle relies heavily on biodegradable plastics, which have serious drawbacks....

 2018-04-21 13:04 

The Daily Galaxy

Today's Top Space Headline --"It's About Expanding Earth! Over the Next 10 Years, Space Will Become an Industrial Zone Filled with Orbiting Factories"...

"Over the next 10 years, space will become an industrial zone filled with orbiting factories. Like oil platforms on the ocean, but not polluting," says entrepreneur Jason Dunn, Made In Space's co-founder and chief technology officer. "We c...

 2018-04-21 12:57 

ScienceDaily.com

Large Candida auris outbreak linked to multi-use thermometers in UK ICU...

Outbreaks of the fungal pathogen Candida auris in healthcare settings, particularly in intensive care units (ICUs), may be linked to multi-use patient equipment, such as thermometers, according to new research....

 2018-04-21 12:57 

ScienceDaily.com

New infection prevention tool improve transparency and standardization of practice...

Researchers developed a new color-coded visual tool called Infection Risk Scan, or IRIS, which is set to make it easier for healthcare workers to measure in which areas a hospital complies with guidelines and where it needs to implement measures to improv...

 2018-04-21 12:57 

ScienceDaily.com

West Nile virus reemerged and spread to new areas in Greece in 2017...

West Nile virus (WNV), which is transmitted via mosquito bites, reemerged and spread to new territories of Greece in 2017 following a two-year hiatus in reported human cases, according to new findings. Greece provides the appropriate ecological and climat...

 2018-04-21 12:57 

ScienceDaily.com

Scientists discover gene controlling genetic recombination rates...

Genetic recombination is vital to natural selection, yet some species display far more crossover than others. Scientists have discovered a gene in fruit flies that is responsible for the evolution of these recombination rates....

 2018-04-21 12:57 

ScienceDaily.com

Measles serious threat for babies, toddlers, unvaccinated youths...

The vast majority of measles cases in Europe were reported in unvaccinated patients, and children younger than two years old were at a higher risk of dying from measles than older patients, according to new research....

 2018-04-21 12:57 

ScienceDaily.com

E. coli's internal bomb may provide novel target for treatment strategy...

Bacteria's internal bomb, the so-called toxin-antitoxin (TA) system that is part of the normal bacterial makeup, may be triggered to make bacteria turn on themselves, providing a valuable target for novel antimicrobial approaches in drug design, accor...

 2018-04-21 12:30 

Scientific American

How to Stop Abandoning Projects...

Dr. Ellen Hendriksen offers five ways to stop abandoning projects and finally cross the finish line....

 2018-04-21 12:11 

LiveScience.com

Famed Doctor Hans Asperger Helped with Nazi Child Euthanasia, Notes Reveal...

Hans Asperger, the man whose name is used to describe high-functioning people with autism, sent disabled kids to Nazi death clinics....

 2018-04-21 12:00 

Space.com

'Interplanetary Shock Wave' Spawns Electric-Blue Auroras...

A moderate geomagnetic storm kicked up in Earth's skies this morning (April 20), bringing green and rare electric-blue auroras that stretched as far south as Indiana....

 2018-04-21 12:00 

LiveScience.com

Watch the Sky Fall Before the World 'Ends' on Monday...

The Lyrid meteor shower is set to peak early Sunday morning. You should probably see it before the world ends....

 2018-04-21 11:55 

Space.com

Proton Launches Russian Military Communications Satellite...

Russia's Proton rocket launched for the first time this year April 18 with a military communications satellite for the federation's ministry of defense....

 2018-04-21 11:53 

Space.com

Mushroom Clouds Burst Through Neutron Stars, and NASA Can Watch It Happen...

The energetic explosions release clouds of debris similar to those launched from nuclear explosions....

 2018-04-21 11:52 

Space.com

Why Should We Believe the Big Bang?...

13.8 billion years ago, our entire observable universe was the size of a peach and had a temperature of over a trillion degrees....

 2018-04-21 09:36 

Phys.org

New testing of model improves confidence in the performance of ITER...

Scientists seeking to bring fusion—the power that drives the sun and stars—down to Earth must first make the state of matter called plasma superhot enough to sustain fusion reactions. That calls for heating the plasma to many times the tempera...

 2018-04-21 07:43 

livemint

Nasa lunar 'Gateway' space station will soon begin construction...

Nasa's Lunar Orbital Platform-Gateway will start orbiting the moon in 2025. The platform will also function as a way station for astronauts travelling to and from Mars...

 2018-04-21 04:49 

Universe Today

Did You Know the Earth Has a Second Magnetic Field? Its Oceans...

The ESA's Swarm satellites recently began monitoring Earth's oceans to determine how they contribute to Earth's magnetic field The post Did You Know the Earth Has a Second Magnetic Field? Its Oceans appeared first on Universe Today ....

 2018-04-21 04:00 

EurekAlert

New hope for treating diabetic wounds that just won't heal...

New research uncovers the role of a particular protein in maintaining diabetic wounds and suggests that reversing its effects could help aid wound healing in patients with diabetes....

 2018-04-21 04:00 

EurekAlert

New leads in the development and treatment of liver disease...

A treatment gap remains for many conditions involving damage to the liver, the body's main organ for removing toxins, among other functions. The Experimental Biology 2018 meeting (EB 2018) will feature important research announcements related to the c...

 2018-04-21 00:24 

TreeHugger

This is what a year's worth of plastic looks like...

Daniel Webb's project is a profound reminder that "there is no away" when it comes to plastic trash....

 2018-04-20 21:06 

smithsonianmag.com

On the Lavash Trail in Armenia...
 2018-04-20 21:06 

ScienceDaily.com

How social networking sites may discriminate against women...

Using the photo-sharing site Instagram as a test case, researchers demonstrate how two common recommendation algorithms amplify a network effect known as homophily in which similar or like-minded people cluster together. They further show how algorithms t...

 2018-04-20 21:06 

ScienceDaily.com

Tiny microenvironments in the ocean hold clues to global nitrogen cycle...

A new study shows that nitrogen-feeding organisms exist all over the deep ocean, and not just in large oxygen-depleted 'dead zones,' changing the way we think about the delicate nitrogen cycle....

 2018-04-20 21:06 

ScienceDaily.com

Fungus: The good, the bad and their fortuitous differences...

Genetic differences between two very similar fungi, one that led to Quorn, the proprietary meat substitute, and another that ranks among the world's most damaging crop pathogens, have exposed the significant features that dictate the pair's very d...

 2018-04-20 21:06 

ScienceDaily.com

Blood biomarkers may allow easier detection, confirmation of concussions...

Researchers have found that specific small molecules in blood plasma may be useful in determining whether someone has sustained a mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI), commonly known as a concussion....

 2018-04-20 21:05 

ScienceDaily.com

Animal study connects fear behavior, rhythmic breathing, brain smell center...

There's increasing physiological evidence connecting breathing patterns with the brain regions that control mood and emotion. Now researchers have added neurons associated with the olfactory system to the connection between behavior and breathing. Con...

 2018-04-20 21:05 

ScienceDaily.com

What's in a name? Researchers track PTSD's many identities during war...

Posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) has been associated with military activities for as long as wars have been fought -- but this disorder was only named in the 1980s. A new article documents a different kind of war -- a war of words -- that has been fou...

 2018-04-20 21:05 

ScienceDaily.com

Path to a new era of microelectronics...

A new microchip technology capable of optically transferring data could solve a severe bottleneck in current devices by speeding data transfer and reducing energy consumption by orders of magnitude, according to a new article....

 2018-04-20 21:00 

ScienceNews.org

Cicadas on different schedules can hybridize...

A new genetic study suggests that cicadas that emerge every 17 years have swapped genetic material with those that emerge every 13 years....

 2018-04-20 20:16 

NPR

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It's the Hubble Space Telescope's Birthday. Enjoy Amazing Images Of The Lagoon Nebula...

This month marks the Hubble Space Telescope's 28 years in space and as a gift to us earthlings, NASA and the European Space Agency issued photos of colorful, explosive beauty....

 2018-04-20 20:11 

Seeker

CRISPR’s ‘Off-Target Effects’ May Just Be Genetic Drift...

A leading journal retracted a 2017 paper that implicated CRISPR-Cas9 in causing unintended genetic mutations....

 2018-04-20 19:45 

smithsonianmag.com

The African American History and Culture Museum Wins Gold for Going Green...

How the Smithsonian's newest museum set the bar for sustainability in architecture...

 2018-04-20 19:41 

smithsonianmag.com

How Charles Dickens Imagined a Westworld-like Robot Theme Park Back In 1838...

The writer's dystopia, populated by...

 2018-04-20 19:30 

Seeker

A Survey of the Milky Way Is Searching for the Sun's Stray Siblings...

Identifying the chemical makeup of 350,000 Milky Way stars will provide astrophysicists with a better understanding of the earliest momen......

 2018-04-20 19:30 

Scientific American

Panel Recommends FDA Approval of Epilepsy Drug Derived from Marijuana...

Decision paves path to the U.S.'s first medication made from marijuana...

 2018-04-20 18:58 

TreeHugger

On this Earth Day, take personal responsibility to end plastic pollution...

That's the theme this year, according to the Earth Day network....

 2018-04-20 18:52 

Phys.org

How social networking sites may discriminate against women...

Social media and the sharing economy have created new opportunities by leveraging online networks to build trust and remove marketplace barriers. But a growing body of research suggests that old gender and racial biases persist, from men's greater pop...

 2018-04-20 18:50 

Phys.org

Tiny microenvironments in the ocean hold clues to global nitrogen cycle...

Nitrogen is essential to marine life and cycles throughout the ocean in a delicately balanced system. Living organisms—especially marine plants called phytoplankton—require nitrogen in processes such as photosynthesis. In turn, phytoplankton g...

 2018-04-20 18:50 

Scientific American

In 200 Years Cows May Be the Biggest Land Mammals on the Planet...

Humans may be driving large mammals to extinction...

 2018-04-20 18:13 

National Geographic

How the Environment Has Changed Since the First Earth Day...

When the first Earth Day was held in 1970, pesticides were killing bald eagles, and soot was darkening the sky. Now, habitat loss and climate change are imperiling the planet....

 2018-04-20 17:54 

TreeHugger

Vibrant van conversion raises awareness about endangered bees (Video)...

This solar-powered van hides wildflower seed bombs and bee literature -- and it's available for rent....

 2018-04-20 17:51 

TreeHugger

Dolphins pre-plan their grocery shopping...

These coolest of sea creatures know what they're doing....

 2018-04-20 17:33 

TreeHugger

Why working forests are the answer: five benefits of well-managed forests to appreciate this Earth Day...

Happy Earth Day 2018! It's estimated that there are about one trillion trees on Earth. Forests provide habitat for wildlife, clean the air we breathe, purify and regulate clean water sources, and provide countless other benefits that improve our lives...

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