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 2017-09-22 12:19

15 Secretive Places You Can Now See on Google Earth (And 3 You Can't)... +

Here are the government buildings, military installments and industrial centers you can now peruse on Google Earth and three places still shielded from prying eyes. ...

 2017-09-22 12:00 

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To avoid starving, this bat varies its heart rate from 1000 to 200 beats per minute... +

Unique strategy incorporates the best of sprinters and marathoners...

 2017-09-22 11:40

Celebrate the Autumn Equinox 2017 with Jupiter, Moon Conjunction... +

While residents of the northern half of the Earth prepare for shorter days and colder weather the first day of fall is Friday (Sept. 22) there is a sky spectacle to enjoy....

 2017-09-22 11:30

The 15 Best Ships on Star Trek, from V-ger to the Vengeance... +

We love the ships in "Star Trek," not only because they travel fast or because they are often used outside of their design parameters, but also because they challenge the ideas of design in general. Here are 15 of the most memorable vessels....

 2017-09-22 11:26

Nanosatellite Beams Smartphone Voice Call for First Time... +

For the first time, a voice call has been made via a nanosatellite using a regular smartphone....

 2017-09-22 11:08 


Partially hydrogenated oils (a.k.a. trans fats) will soon be illegal in Canada... +

Health Canada has announced a ban, effective next year, that will affect the entire food industry....

 2017-09-22 11:00 


Many alloys cannot be used in 3D printing because they tend to crack from the quick melting and cooling phases, but researchers in California may have a solution.... +

Credit: B. FergusonMetals have not yet reached their 3D-printing potential. Of the more than 5,500 alloys used in manufacturing today, many cannot undergo the laser-based melting and quick cooling times without cracking or other defects. Now researc...

 2017-09-22 11:00

Confusion lingers over health-related pros and cons of marijuana... +

50 years ago, the effects of chronic marijuana smoking on mental health were hazy. They still are....

 2017-09-22 11:00

Look Up and Wave! OSIRIS-REx Asteroid Probe Flies by Earth Today ... +

A NASA spacecraft will zoom past Earth today (Sept. 22) on its way toward a distant asteroid, and you can give the probe a proper send-off....

 2017-09-22 10:59

Stressed-out meerkats less likely to help group... +

Dominant female meerkats use aggression to keep subordinates from breeding, but a new study finds this negative behavior also can result in the latter becoming less willing to help within the group....

 2017-09-22 10:58

Biomass-produced electricity in the US possible, though expensive... +

If the U.S. wants to start using wood pellets to produce energy, either the government or power customers will have to pay an extra cost, a new University of Georgia study has found....

 2017-09-22 10:52

Scientists show how to control catalyst that turns a greenhouse gas into a fuel or feedstock... +

What if we could turn carbon dioxide, CO2, into a valuable resource? Using CO2 as a feedstock to create fuels or other chemicals would offer economic and environmental benefits. The challenge is designing effective processes that yield only the desired ch...

 2017-09-22 10:49

The dentition of the wedgefish appears designed to crush shellfish, but it also eats stingrays... +

The diet of some animals is not what the shape of their teeth would have you think. That's the conclusion from a recent study on the jaw of a wedgefish by a team headed by Mason Dean, scientist at the Max Planck Institute of Colloids and Interfaces in Pot...

 2017-09-22 10:45 

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Should Apple iPhone X Trust Facial Recognition for Security?... +

New FaceID biometrics will unlock the smartphone and provide access to Apple Pay and other apps ...

 2017-09-22 10:36 


ISRO gearing up for next launch in November-December ... +

The launch of ISROs navigation satellite onboard its polar rocket had failed on 31 August following a technical glitch, just prior to its scheduled orbiting in space...

 2017-09-22 10:36

Revolutionary guitar string rocks the guitar world... +

A revolutionary guitar string developed at the University of St Andrews has struck a chord with some of the greats of the music world....

 2017-09-22 10:35

Quantum data takes a ride on sound waves... +

Yale scientists have created a simple-to-produce device that uses sound waves to store quantum information and convert it from one form to another, all inside a single, integrated chip....

 2017-09-22 10:35

Analysis of titanium in ancient rocks creates upheaval in history of early Earth... +

The Earth's history is written in its elements, but as the tectonic plates slip and slide over and under each other over time, they muddy that evidenceand with it the secrets of why Earth can sustain life....

 2017-09-22 10:30

Diamonds show Earth still capable of 'superhot' surprises... +

Diamonds may be 'forever,' but some may have formed more recently than geologists thought. A study of 26 diamonds, formed under extreme melting conditions in the Earth's mantle, found two populations, one of which has geologically 'young' ages. The result...

 2017-09-22 10:30

Clues to ancient pastbaby mummy, dinosaur skulls scanned... +

The mummified remains of a 7-month-old baby boy and pieces of skull from two teenage Triceratops underwent computed tomography (CT) scans Saturday, Sept. 16, at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, in hopes researchers could learn more a...

 2017-09-22 10:10

Astronauts Celebrate Autumn Equinox 2017 With One Last Aloha Friday... +

It's the first day of autumn in the northern hemisphere, but the astronauts on the International Space Station wore summery Hawaiian shirts, and posed for some stylish photos....

 2017-09-22 09:50

NASA's Earthquake 'Damage Map' Shows Destruction in Mexico ... +

A new satellite-imagery map could help Mexico respond more effectively to Tuesday's (Sept. 19) powerful Raboso earthquake, which killed hundreds of people and damaged countless buildings....

 2017-09-22 09:44

15 of the Most Bizarre Alien Species Featured in Star Trek... +

"Star Trek" is filled with unusual aliens, ranging from the humanoid to the crystalloid to the god-like. Here are some of the more unique species from the live-action series of "Star Trek."...

 2017-09-22 09:33

'Star Trek Discovery' Boldly Makes TV Debut on Sunday... +

After a 12-year gap between television series, "Star Trek" is finally coming back to a network television service....

 2017-09-22 09:23

What Caused Mexico's 2 Major Earthquakes in 2 Weeks?... +

The two significant earthquakes that struck Mexico could be related through a few different mechanisms, though so far the evidence doesn't suggest they were linked....

 2017-09-22 09:21

There's Meth-Laced 7Up in Mexico... +

thamphetamine-laced bottles of 7Up have sickened seven people and killed one individual in the Baja California state in Mexico. ...

 2017-09-22 09:17

Ultra-light aluminum: Chemists report breakthrough in material design... +

If you drop an aluminum spoon in a sink full of water, the spoon will sink to the bottom. That's because aluminum, in its conventional form, is denser than water says Utah State University chemist Alexander Boldyrev....

 2017-09-22 09:00

NIST's quick test may speed antibiotic treatment and combat drug resistance... +

Researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have demonstrated a potential new tactic for rapidly determining whether an antibiotic combats a given infection, thus hastening effective medical treatment and limiting the developm...

 2017-09-22 09:00

The math of doughnuts: 'Moonshine' sheds light on elliptic curves... +

Mathematicians have opened a new chapter in the theory of moonshine, one which begins to harness the power of the pariahs - sporadic simple groups that previously had no known application....

 2017-09-22 09:00

6 'Star Trek' Captains, Ranked from Worst to Best... +

The main "Star Trek" captains have so many diverse personalities, but does its best to rank everybody....

 2017-09-22 08:53

Hydrogen Bomb vs. Atomic Bomb: What's the Difference?... +

North Korea is threatening to test a hydrogen bomb, a weapon more powerful than the atomic bombs that devastated the Japanese cities of Nagasaki and Hiroshima during World War II. Here's how they differ....

 2017-09-22 08:51 


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Arkansas Defies Monsanto, Moves To Ban Rogue Weedkiller... +

Arkansas regulators are on a collision course with Monsanto, voting to ban use during the growing season of a drift-prone herbicide that Monsanto says is farmers' best hope for weed-free fields....

 2017-09-22 08:48

What Is Norovirus?... +

Once again, a cruise ship is limping into port carrying hundreds of passengers and crew sickened by norovirus. But what exactly is norovirus, and why does it spread so easily on cruise ships?...

 2017-09-22 08:36

Solar Eclipses: When Is the Next One?... +

Solar eclipses are one of natures grandest events. What is a solar eclipse? Why are there different kinds of solar eclipses? How do they work? And when is the next one? We explain....

 2017-09-22 08:22 


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

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

 2017-09-22 08:22 


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 08:22 


Fiction: The science in Sherlock Holmes... +

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

 2017-09-22 08:22 


Golden Germany... +

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

 2017-09-22 08:22 


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 08:22 


Maryam Mirzakhani 1977 2017... +

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

 2017-09-22 08:21 


Relativity: Final ascent of physics... +

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

 2017-09-22 08:20

Apocalypse Now? Doomsday Predictions Are Just Recycled Bogus Theories... +

Old myths about Planet X meld with biblical predictions for a Sept. 23 apocalypse. ...

 2017-09-22 07:51 


Can you really train your brain?... +

Some see neurofeedback as a non-pharmacological alternative for conditions such as ADHD, but medical science is sceptical...

 2017-09-22 07:51 


Jellyfish Cassiopea that lacks a brain needs to sleep too, say scientists... +

Scientists say jellyfish Cassiopea, which originated 600 million years ago, goes to sleep nightly; the finding raises questions about slumber's origin and purpose...

 2017-09-22 07:50

Hurricane Maria Damages Parts of Puerto Rico's Arecibo Observatory... +

Puerto Rico's Arecibo Observatory has sustained some significant damage from Hurricane Maria, officials reported Friday (Sept. 22)....

 2017-09-22 07:33

World's Largest Aircraft Starts Engine Tests... +

For the first time, the private spaceflight company Stratolaunch tested all six of the engines on a colossal airplane with the largest wingspan of any aircraft in the world....

 2017-09-22 07:25

3% of High-School Seniors Have Used K2 or Spice in the Past Month... +

New research shows that 3 percent of US students in their last year of high school have used synthetic cannabinoids in the previous 30 days....

 2017-09-22 07:18

Wasp Bite Gives Man a Heart Attack... +

A 45-year-old British man suffered a heart attack after he had a severe allergic reaction to a wasp bite....

 2017-09-22 07:14 

Science AAAS

Top stories: Semen-dwelling viruses, password-guessing AI, and a trilobite-shaped corn maze... +

This weeks top Science news...

 2017-09-22 07:00 


Precision Medicine and Aging Have This in Common - Facts So Romantic... +

Precision medicine and aging both drive the complexity of medical care up.Photograph by isak55 / ShutterstockWe are healthier and living longer than we ever have, and advances like personalized medicine seem to promise an ever brighter future. But as the ...

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