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 2017-09-22 20:25 

ScienceDaily.com

NASA'S OSIRIS-REx spacecraft slingshots past Earth... +

NASA's asteroid sample return spacecraft successfully used Earth's gravity on Friday to slingshot itself on a path toward the asteroid Bennu, for a rendezvous next August....

 2017-09-22 20:24 

TreeHugger

Ford is getting into the electric scooter business, sorta ... +

A new licensing agreement between a California electric scooter company and Ford Motor Company could see a Blue Oval branded last mile transport solution for sale in a few months....

 2017-09-22 20:22 

Nature

Maryam Mirzakhani 1977 2017... +

Pioneering mathematician and winner of the Fields Medal....

 2017-09-22 20:22 

Nature

Outside the lab: Side jobs for scientists... +

Paid work beyond the bench can offer a welcome source of income to cash-strapped junior researchers and provide opportunities for career development....

 2017-09-22 20:22 

Nature

Relativity: Final ascent of physics... +

Robert P. Crease applauds the third volume of a thrilling guide to a special pursuit....

 2017-09-22 20:22 

Nature

Engineering: Reclusive genius who connected the world... +

W. Bernard Carlson relishes a biography of a self-taught engineer who revolutionized telecommunications....

 2017-09-22 20:22 

Nature

Historical data: Hidden in the past... +

Old photos, logbooks and papers are a gold mine for fields such as ecology and climatology....

 2017-09-22 20:22 

Nature

Golden Germany... +

Government's push for excellence is creating a golden age of opportunity for scientists flocking to the country....

 2017-09-22 20:22 

Nature

Fiction: The science in Sherlock Holmes... +

Maria Konnikova detects the fictional sleuth's inner researcher, 130 years on from his 'birth'....

 2017-09-22 20:14 

NPR

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Ruling Finds Solar Panels From China Hurt U.S. Maker... +

Installing solar panels on your home could become more expensive, depending on how President Trump responds to a decision Friday by the U.S. International Trade Commission....

 2017-09-22 19:50 

National Geographic

See the WWI Submarine Discovered Off the Coast of Belgium... +

It's one of 11 discovered in the region and possibly the most well-preserved....

 2017-09-22 19:29 

National Geographic

White Whale Caught on VideoHow'd it Get That Way?... +

Thought to be the famous whale Migaloo, the sighting off Australia calls to mind Moby Dick....

 2017-09-22 19:25 

Sky & Telescope

S&T Webinar: Whens the Next Solar Eclipse?... +

If you loved seeing August's solar eclipse and are eager to see another one, don't miss this live webinar on upcoming total and annular solar eclipses. The post S&T Webinar: Whens the Next Solar Eclipse? appeared first on Sky & Telescope....

 2017-09-22 19:06 

Universe Today

Scientists Urge Europe to Stick With Armageddon-style Asteroid Mission... +

At the European Planetary Science Conference in Riga this week, scientists urged Europe to remain committed to the AIDA asteroid mission The post Scientists Urge Europe to Stick With “Armageddon221;-style Asteroid Mission appeared first on Univer...

 2017-09-22 19:05 

ScienceDaily.com

Mechanism that underlies age-associated bone loss... +

A major health problem in older people is age-associated osteoporosis -- the thinning of bone and the loss of bone density that increases the risk of fractures. Researchers have now detailed an underlying mechanism leading to that osteoporosis. When this ...

 2017-09-22 19:05 

ScienceDaily.com

Two Group A Streptococcus genes linked to 'flesh-eating' bacterial infections... +

Group A Streptococcus bacteria cause illnesses ranging from mild nuisances like strep throat to life-threatening conditions such as flesh-eating disease, also known as necrotizing fasciitis. Life-threatening infections occur when the bacteria spread under...

 2017-09-22 19:03 

Seeker

A 15-country study examines how gender stereotypes affect the sexual, reproductive, and mental health of young people.... +

Credit: stock_colors via Getty ImagesGirls are vulnerable and boys are stronger. Boys should have the courage to ask a girl out. If a boy gets his nails done, theres definitely something feminine about him. Girls should prepare to become wives and mot...

 2017-09-22 19:00 

TreeHugger

Photo: Teeny tiny tree frog is barely bigger than a thumbnail... +

Our photo of the day comes from the rainforests of Ecuador....

 2017-09-22 18:54 

ScienceNews.org

Telling children theyre smart could tempt them to cheat... +

Kids who were praised for being smart were more likely to cheat, two studies suggest....

 2017-09-22 18:24 

National Geographic

How a 3-Ton Mess of Dead Pigs Transformed This Landscape... +

The unusual ecological experiment took place in Mississippi, and the scientists were awed by the resultsespecially the rivers of maggots....

 2017-09-22 18:00 

Phys.org

New technique spots warning signs of extreme events... +

Many extreme eventsfrom a rogue wave that rises up from calm waters, to an instability inside a gas turbine, to the sudden extinction of a previously hardy wildlife speciesseem to occur without warning. It's often impossible to predict when such bursts of...

 2017-09-22 17:32 

National Geographic

This Furniture Is Made Out of Mushrooms... +

Designers say the furniture has a velvety, suede-like texture and smells slightly like tea....

 2017-09-22 17:30 

New Scientist

This AI reads the news to keep tabs on US police shootings... +

Theres no central government database on police-related shootings in the US, but now a machine-learning system is helping record details by scanning the news...

 2017-09-22 17:25 

National Geographic

Rush for Donkey Skins in China Draws Wildlife Traffickers... +

In high demand for traditional medicine, donkey skins have become a hot commodity on the black market....

 2017-09-22 17:19 

TreeHugger

Fabric-clad Air Houses help to cool hot environments down... +

This experimental installation explores new design methods and materials for a changing climate....

 2017-09-22 17:00 

Scientific American

High-Energy Cosmic Rays Come from Outside Our Galaxy... +

Giant observatory announces long-awaited result ...

 2017-09-22 16:57 

LiveScience.com

'Hijacking' Cells: Scientists Aim to Create More Powerful Cell Building Blocks... +

Components of cells known as organelles helped kick-start complex life on Earth hundreds of millions of years ago. And now, researchers are trying to invent "designer organelles" that can give cells new capabilities....

 2017-09-22 16:52 

The Daily Galaxy

"Ultimate Source a Mystery" --Earth's Largest Cosmic Ray Observatory Provides Evidence of Extragalactic Origins... +

Cosmic rays are atomic nuclei that travel through space at speeds close to that of light. Low-energy cosmic rays come from the Sun or from our own Galaxy, but the origin of the highest-energy particles has been the subject of...  60; ...

 2017-09-22 16:51 

Phys.org

NASA's asteroid chaser swings by Earth on way to space rock... +

NASA's asteroid-chasing spacecraft is swinging by Earth on Friday on its way to a space rock....

 2017-09-22 16:50 

Phys.org

Enhancing the sensing capabilities of diamonds with quantum properties... +

Pure diamond consists of carbon atoms in a perfect crystal lattice. But remove a few carbons and swap some others for nitrogen, and you get a diamond with special quantum-sensing properties. These properties are useful for quantum information applications...

 2017-09-22 16:38 

LiveScience.com

Aaron Hernandez Had 'Severe' Form of Brain Disease: What Is CTE?... +

Former NFL player Aaron Hernandez had a severe form of the brain disease chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) when he died earlier this year, a new analysis of his brain shows....

 2017-09-22 16:33 

TreeHugger

87 percent of Dutch cyclists killed while on e-bikes were over 60 years old... +

Are e-bikes inherently more dangerous? Or are their older riders inherently more fragile?...

 2017-09-22 16:31 

National Geographic

Hurricane Damages Giant Radio TelescopeWhy It Matters... +

Staff at the Arecibo Observatory in Puerto Rico are safe, but the storm destroyed a key instrument, and conditions in surrounding towns are still unknown....

 2017-09-22 16:29 

ScienceDaily.com

Enhancing the sensing capabilities of diamonds with quantum properties... +

When a nitrogen atom is next to the space vacated by a carbon atom, it forms what is called a nitrogen-vacancy center. Now, researchers have shown how they can create more NV centers, which makes sensing magnetic fields easier, using a relatively simple m...

 2017-09-22 16:22 

Nature

Outside the lab: Side jobs for scientists... +

Paid work beyond the bench can offer a welcome source of income to cash-strapped junior researchers and provide opportunities for career development....

 2017-09-22 16:22 

Nature

Engineering: Reclusive genius who connected the world... +

W. Bernard Carlson relishes a biography of a self-taught engineer who revolutionized telecommunications....

 2017-09-22 16:22 

Nature

Maryam Mirzakhani 1977 2017... +

Pioneering mathematician and winner of the Fields Medal....

 2017-09-22 16:22 

Nature

Golden Germany... +

Government's push for excellence is creating a golden age of opportunity for scientists flocking to the country....

 2017-09-22 16:22 

Nature

Historical data: Hidden in the past... +

Old photos, logbooks and papers are a gold mine for fields such as ecology and climatology....

 2017-09-22 16:22 

Nature

Fiction: The science in Sherlock Holmes... +

Maria Konnikova detects the fictional sleuth's inner researcher, 130 years on from his 'birth'....

 2017-09-22 16:21 

Nature

Relativity: Final ascent of physics... +

Robert P. Crease applauds the third volume of a thrilling guide to a special pursuit....

 2017-09-22 16:12 

Space.com

Sean Penn to Star in Hulu's Mars Space Drama 'The First' ... +

Move over, Matt Damon it's time for a new name-brand Hollywood actor to take the stage during a fictional Mars mission. Sean Penn, a two-time Academy Award winner, will star in the Hulu original drama series "The First."...

 2017-09-22 16:04 

BBC

Big Antarctic iceberg edges out to sea... +

The near-6,000 sq km block of ice known as A-68 looks finally to be on the move....

 2017-09-22 16:00 

Seeker

Political bias has been shown to influence a persons view of the truth, but new research suggests people who trust their instincts are more likely to believe false information.... +

Credit: Michael E. Miller/The Washington Post via Getty ImagesSince President Donald Trumps election last year, much ado has been made about fake news and the willingness of some people to believe things that appear farfetched to others. But it turn...

 2017-09-22 16:00 

Astrobiology Magazine

Size matters in the detection of exoplanet atmospheres... +

A group-analysis of 30 exoplanets orbiting distant stars suggests that size, not mass, is a key factor in whether a planets atmosphere can be detected....

 2017-09-22 15:56 

ScienceNews.org

The way poison frogs keep from poisoning themselves is complicated... +

Gaining resistance to one of their own toxins forced some poison dart frogs to make other genetic tweaks, too....

 2017-09-22 15:30 

Scientific American

Cities and States Are Picking Up Trump's Slack on Climate... +

A group of states are on track to meet or exceed their share of the Paris accord target ...

 2017-09-22 15:17 

ScienceDaily.com

700 years old saint myth has been proven (almost) true... +

Scientists confirm that the age and content of an old sack is in accordance with a medieval myth about Saint Francis of Assisi....

 2017-09-22 15:17 

ScienceDaily.com

Our weight tells how we assess food... +

A new study demonstrated that people of normal weight tend to associate natural foods such as apples with their sensory characteristics. On the other hand, processed foods such as pizzas are generally associated with their function or the context in which...

 2017-09-22 15:17 

ScienceDaily.com

Residents: Frontline defenders against antibiotic resistance?... +

Residents often decide which antibiotics to start a patient on so they could become the first line of defense against antibiotic resistance....

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