Science

» Auto updated continuously

 2017-09-22 12:19 

LiveScience.com

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 

Science AAAS

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 

Space.com

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 

Space.com

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 

Space.com

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 

TreeHugger

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 

Seeker

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 

ScienceNews.org

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 

Space.com

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 

Phys.org

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 

Phys.org

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 

Phys.org

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 

Phys.org

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 

Scientific American

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 

livemint

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 

Phys.org

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 

Phys.org

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 

Phys.org

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 

Phys.org

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 

Phys.org

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 

Space.com

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 

Space.com

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 

Space.com

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 

Space.com

'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 

LiveScience.com

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 

LiveScience.com

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 

Phys.org

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 

Phys.org

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 

Phys.org

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 

Space.com

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

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

 2017-09-22 08:53 

LiveScience.com

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 

NPR

[ Science ]

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 

LiveScience.com

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 

Space.com

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 

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 08:22 

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 08:22 

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 08:22 

Nature

Golden Germany... +

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

 2017-09-22 08:22 

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 08:22 

Nature

Maryam Mirzakhani 1977 2017... +

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

 2017-09-22 08:21 

Nature

Relativity: Final ascent of physics... +

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

 2017-09-22 08:20 

LiveScience.com

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 

livemint

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 

livemint

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 

Space.com

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 

LiveScience.com

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 

LiveScience.com

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 

LiveScience.com

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 

Nautilus

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 ...

  • Need an account?  
    or