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 2016-12-03 17:00 

Astrobiology Magazine

What do Netflix, Google and planetary systems have in common?... +

Same class of algorithms used by Google and Netflix can also tell us if distant planetary systems are stable or not....

 2016-12-03 17:00 

Scientific American

“Supermolecules” Could Yield Materials the Periodic Table Won’t Allow... +

A way to design new molecules and materials that the periodic table does not allow ...

 2016-12-03 16:30 

Space.com

Virgin Galactic's VSS Unity Spaceship Makes 1st Solo Glide Flight... +

Virgin Galactic's second SpaceShipTwo suborbital spacecraft, the VSS Unity, made its first glide test flight over California's Mojave Desert on Dec. 3, 2016....

 2016-12-03 16:00 

Space.com

In Pictures: Virgin Galactic's 1st Glide Flight of VSS Unity Spaceship... +

The space tourism company Virgin Galactic performed its first glide flight test of the VSS Unity on Dec. 3, 2016. Here are the photos from the spaceship's run-up to its first solo flight....

 2016-12-03 15:00 

Scientific American

Bringing Up Baby, Helping the Economy... +

Paid parental leave produces healthier children and businesses ...

 2016-12-03 14:12 

The Daily Galaxy

This Week's Most Popular --"Colossal Hidden Galaxy to Merging Neutron Stars"... +

NASA's Kepler Mission Reveals Our Solar System is Extremely Rare --"And We Have No Idea Why" Colossal Spiderweb Galaxy Three Times Size of the Milky Way --Submerged at Center of Massive Embryonic Cluster Pluto's Extreme Ocean --Scientists Ask: "Could It.....

 2016-12-03 13:55 

LiveScience.com

Amazing Images: The Best Science Photos of the Week... +

Here are the stories behind the most amazing images in the world of science this week. A recap of the coolest photos featured on Live Science....

 2016-12-03 13:49 

The Daily Galaxy

StarTalk Radio With Neil deGrasse Tyson --"What Will It Take to Survive on Mars?" Guest: The Martian" Author Andy Weir... +

What will it take to survive on Mars? To find out, Neil deGrasse Tyson interviews Andy Weir, best-selling novelist and author of The Martian, which was adapted into a feature film starring Matt Damon as astronaut Mark Watney and received......

 2016-12-03 13:39 

NPR

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'B' And 'D' Learning Process Debunks Dyslexia Jumbled-Letters Myth... +

Many believe dyslexia is about jumbled letters, but experts say that's not quite right. This story explores what's happening in the brain that causes those backward letters....

 2016-12-03 13:04 

Space.com

Indian X Prize Team Secures Launch Contract with ISRO... +

TeamIndus, an Indian team competing in the Google Lunar X Prize, announced Dec. 1 it has a launch contract for its lunar lander mission with the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO)....

 2016-12-03 13:00 

Scientific American

What Is a Light-Year?... +

Do you know what it is that a light-year actually measures? Do you know why so many people find it confusing? And why they really shouldn’t? ...

 2016-12-03 12:29 

Space.com

Dimming Mars and Crescent Moon Cross Paths in Sunday's Evening Sky... +

Look for a waxing crescent moon passing the diminishing Red Planet during the evenings of Dec. 4 and 5....

 2016-12-03 12:15 

Scientific American

Mayors WorldWide Will Act on Climate, Whatever Trump Does... +

But if cities want to avoid the worst impacts of global warming, emissions need to peak by 2020 ...

 2016-12-03 11:00 

Phys.org

Researchers may have found first polluted river from before Bronze Age... +

Industrial pollution may seem like a modern phenomenon, but in fact, an international team of researchers may have discovered what could be the world's first polluted river, contaminated approximately 7,000 years ago....

 2016-12-03 10:02 

Phys.org

Buzz Aldrin gets visit from NASA after polar evacuation... +

Buzz Aldrin had an unexpected bedside visit from NASA Deputy Administrator Dava Newman on Saturday as he continued to recover in a New Zealand hospital from his medical evacuation from the South Pole....

 2016-12-03 05:00 

EurekAlert

After gene therapy, hemophilia B patients maintain near-normal levels of clotting factor... +

Researchers are reporting the highest and most sustained levels to date of an essential blood-clotting factor in patients with the inherited bleeding disorder hemophilia B. After receiving a single dose of an experimental gene therapy in a clinical trial,...

 2016-12-03 05:00 

EurekAlert

Biomarker may predict which formerly treated cancer patients will develop highly fatal form of leukemia... +

Patients successfully treated for breast, colon and other cancers can go on to develop an often-fatal form of leukemia, sometimes years after completion of treatment, due to a genetic mutation leading to secondary malignancies known as therapy-related mye...

 2016-12-03 05:00 

EurekAlert

Study estimates global cancer cases, deaths in 2015... +

In 2015, there were an estimated 17.5 million cancer cases around the globe and 8.7 million deaths, according to a new report from the Global Burden of Disease Cancer Collaboration published online by JAMA Oncology....

 2016-12-03 05:00 

EurekAlert

CD19-targeting CAR T-cell immunotherapy yields high responses in treatment-resistant CLL... +

In a small, early phase trial, a high percentage of patients who had exhausted most traditional treatments for chronic lymphocytic leukemia saw their tumors shrink or even disappear after an infusion of a highly targeted, experimental CAR T-cell immunothe...

 2016-12-03 02:17 

Universe Today

Russian Progress Cargo Ship Launch Failure Deals Setback to ISS... +

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FL - An unmanned Russian Progress resupply ship bound for the International Space Station (ISS) was lost shortly after launch from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan on Thursday when its Soyuz booster suffered a catastrophic anoma...

 2016-12-02 23:31 

Phys.org

White House should lead broad cybersecurity effort: panel... +

The White House should lead a broad cybersecurity effort with the private sector to guard against potentially crippling attacks and boost confidence in the digital economy, a presidential commission said Friday....

 2016-12-02 23:15 

Phys.org

Swiss firm acquires Mars One private project... +

A British-Dutch project aiming to send an unmanned mission to Mars by 2018 announced Friday that the shareholders of a Swiss financial services company have agreed a takeover bid....

 2016-12-02 23:14 

Phys.org

Obama blocks proposed takeover of Germany's Aixtron... +

Citing a national security risk, President Barack Obama on Friday blocked a Chinese investor's proposed takeover of Aixtron SE, a German maker of semiconductor manufacturing equipment, a rare move that drew objections from Beijing and complaints that the ...

 2016-12-02 22:53 

Universe Today

How Far is the Asteroid Belt from the Sun?... +

The Asteroid Belt, which rests between the orbits of Mars and Jupiter, orbits our Sun at a distance of 3.2 to 4.2 times the distance between the Earth and the Sun The post How Far is the Asteroid Belt from the Sun? appeared first on Universe Today....

 2016-12-02 22:35 

RedOrbit

Buzz Aldrin in good spirits after South Pole sickness evacuation... +

Iconic space pioneer Buzz Aldrin recently had a sightseeing trip to Antarctica cut short and had to be evacuated to a New Zealand hospital when his medical condition deteriorated. “Upon arrival in Christchurch, the Antarctic program’s logistic...

 2016-12-02 22:16 

TreeHugger

It's all about delight: Why Vancouver is a multi-modal success story... +

Clarence Eckerson Jr's latest video has lessons that can be applied everywhere....

 2016-12-02 22:10 

Scientific American

The 9 Best Reactions to the House Science Committee's Breitbart Tweet... +

Experts condemn lawmakers’ decision to promote fallacious article from conservative news site ...

 2016-12-02 22:05 

NPR

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The Electric Blue Polar Cloud Season Came Early This Year... +

Noctilucent clouds, high-altitude clouds that appear to glow in the sky at night, usually show up in the Southern Hemisphere summer. Satellite images showed them covering Antarctica in early November....

 2016-12-02 22:02 

NPR

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Americans Don't Trust Scientists' Take On Food, Politicians' Even Less ... +

A new survey finds strong public support for organic food, and suspicion of GMOs regardless of whether people vote Republican or Democratic. Also, people don't trust scientists much at all....

 2016-12-02 20:30 

Universe Today

Carnival of Space #486... +

This week’s Carnival of Space is hosted by Leedjia Svec at the Stylish STEM blog. Click here to read Carnival of Space #486. And if youre interested in looking back, heres an archive to all the past Carnivals of Space. If youve got a space-related b...

 2016-12-02 20:30 

Scientific American

Schoolkids Remake $750 Malaria Drug for $2... +

Former pharma chief Martin Shkreli, criticized over high prices, first derided the students but now praises them ...

 2016-12-02 20:09 

Seeker

Cassini Probe Begins Tango With Saturn's Rings... +

The NASA spacecraft's tour of Saturn and its moons is about to get a whole lot more interesting....

 2016-12-02 20:08 

ScienceDaily.com

Cooling technique helps researchers 'target' a major component for a new collider... +

Researchers have recently developed a new ultra-low-friction sliding contact mechanism that uses chilled water to remove heat from a key component of a next-generation collider....

 2016-12-02 20:07 

ScienceDaily.com

What makes your voice yours?... +

What are the characteristics of the way you say, “hello,” (or anything else for that matter) that makes you recognizable over the phone? Despite the increasing amount of literature on personal voice quality, very little is actually known about how to char...

 2016-12-02 20:07 

ScienceDaily.com

Fast, efficient sperm tails inspire nanobiotechnology... +

Just like workers in a factory, enzymes can create a final product more efficiently if they are stuck together in one place and pass the raw material from enzyme to enzyme, assembly line-style. That’s according to scientists at Cornell’s Baker Institute f...

 2016-12-02 20:07 

ScienceDaily.com

Evaluation of scientific rigor in animal research... +

The “reproducibility crisis” in biomedical research has led to questions about the scientific rigor in animal research, and thus the ethical justification of animal experiments. In new research, scientists have assessed scientific rigor in animal experime...

 2016-12-02 20:00 

TreeHugger

Photo: Autumn goes out in a blaze of glory... +

Our photo of the day celebrates the most vibrant of seasons...

 2016-12-02 19:57 

TreeHugger

Australian study recommends criminalizing drinking and walking... +

Victim blaming is taken to a new low....

 2016-12-02 19:54 

TreeHugger

'Dine In Day' is a fun celebration of home cooking... +

December 3 is the official date for Dine In Day, when families are encouraged to sit down together and share a home-cooked meal....

 2016-12-02 19:49 

Phys.org

Thomas Edison's lab door key, lightbulbs up for auction... +

Thomas Edison's door key to the 19th century lab in New Jersey where he invented the phonograph goes up for auction this weekend, along with lightbulbs he perfected....

 2016-12-02 19:12 

TreeHugger

Medical journal defends article on questionable science behind US dietary guidelines... +

The BMJ says it will stand behind Nina Teicholz's criticism of the way the new dietary guidelines were created....

 2016-12-02 19:00 

Phys.org

New aspect of atom mimicry for nanotechnology applications... +

In nanotechnology control is key. Control over the arrangements and distances between nanoparticles can allow tailored interaction strengths so that properties can be harnessed in devices such as plasmonic sensors. Now researchers at Tokyo Institute of Te...

 2016-12-02 19:00 

Phys.org

Seafood consumption 15 times higher among Indigenous than non-Indigenous people... +

Coastal Indigenous people eat on average 15 times more seafood per person than non-Indigenous people in the same country, according to new research from the University of British Columbia. The findings highlight the need to consider food sovereignty and c...

 2016-12-02 19:00 

Phys.org

Evaluation of scientific rigor in animal research... +

The "reproducibility crisis" in biomedical research has led to questions about the scientific rigor in animal research, and thus the ethical justification of animal experiments. In research publishing in the Open Access journals PLOS Biology and PLOS ONE ...

 2016-12-02 18:42 

BBC

Alligator snapping turtle's great escape... +

A huge alligator snapping turtle got stuck in a blocked drain pipe in Houston, Texas....

 2016-12-02 18:26 

Seeker

Hubble Spies a Strange Old Dusty Galaxy... +

NGC 4696 is one of the brightest known galaxies in the universe and the Hubble Space Telescope has zoomed in on its mysterious dusty filaments....

 2016-12-02 18:20 

Phys.org

First US offshore wind farm to begin production within days... +

There has been a hiccup at the nation's first offshore wind farm as it prepares to start delivering power....

 2016-12-02 18:16 

Phys.org

What makes your voice yours? Researchers take steps to characterize and quantify voice quality... +

What are the characteristics of the way you say, "hello," (or anything else for that matter) that makes you recognizable over the phone? Despite the increasing amount of literature on personal voice quality, very little is actually known about how to char...

 2016-12-02 17:56 

Phys.org

FCC: AT&T, Verizon shouldn't exempt own apps from data caps... +

U.S. regulators are calling out AT&T and Verizon for exempting their own video apps from data caps on customers' cellphones....

 2016-12-02 17:50 

Space.com

Admiring the Beauty of Venus with Mobile Astronomy Apps... +

In this edition of Mobile Stargazing, we'll look at Venus' properties using planetary apps, explain the motion of the planet through the sky, and provide some tips for observing and photographing the "Evening Star."...

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