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 2020-02-19 03:30 

The Conversation AU

Can new Snapchat features help troubled teens?...

Shutterstock/The Conversation Snapchat has announced a new feature called "Here For You" that promises to "provide proactive in-app support to Snapchatters who may be experiencing a mental health or emotional crisis". The popular youth-ori...

 2020-02-19 01:55 

SpaceNews

DARPA makes last-minute change to launch competition rules...

With just a week before the first scheduled launch in DARPA's responsive launch competition, the agency is tweaking the rules to allow the sole remaining company to perform both launches from the same spaceport. SpaceNews.com...

 2020-02-19 00:01 

New Scientist

Watch tadpoles breathe by sucking in air bubbles at water's surface...

Most tadpoles breathe air but they are too weak to break the elastic "skin" on top of ponds created by water tension so they suck air bubbles from the surface...

 2020-02-18 23:57 

SpaceNews

Japanese communications satellite and South Korean weather satellite launch on Ariane 5...

Arianespace completed its third launch of the year Feb. 18, sending a Japanese communications satellite and a South Korean weather satellite into geostationary transfer orbits. SpaceNews.com...

 2020-02-18 23:10 

Space.com

Ariane 5 rocket launches satellites for Japan, South Korea into orbit...

Arianespace's third flight of 2020 saw a rocket boost a Japanese telecommunications satellite and a Korean oceanography satellite into orbit from the Guiana Space Center....

 2020-02-18 22:40 

Scientific American

Industrial Revolution Pollution Found in Himalayan Glacier...

Ice cores from a Tibetan glacier reveal the first deposits of Industrial Revolution pollution starting in layers deposited in about 1780....

 2020-02-18 22:37 

The Daily Galaxy

Jupiter's Water Mystery "Juno Probe Finds Amount Increasing"...

"Just when we think we have things figured out, Jupiter reminds us how much we still have to learn," said Scott Bolton, Juno principal investigator at the Southwest Research Institute about Juno's estimate that at the equator, water makes up a...

 2020-02-18 21:26 

Space.com

Avoiding space debris might require new legal framework, US lawmakers say...

The ever-growing number of satellites in space prompted calls for change at a House hearing, although how this will be legislated is still under consideration....

 2020-02-18 21:17 

ScienceDaily.com

Western diet rich in fat and sugar linked to skin inflammation...

Dietary components, rather than obesity itself, may lead to skin inflammation and the development of psoriasis, a study has found....

 2020-02-18 21:17 

ScienceDaily.com

Wall Street investors react to climate change...

Institutional investors are factoring climate risks into their investment decisions....

 2020-02-18 20:56 

TreeHugger

How to cook grains from the bulk bin...

From amaranth to wheat berries, here's how to cook grains that don't come with instructions....

 2020-02-18 20:41 

NBC News

Earth's coral reefs could be gone by 2100, research finds...

The bleak outlook forecasts that warming oceans and rising seas could have a devastating impact on ocean ecosystems....

 2020-02-18 20:29 

Phys.org

Physicists see nuclear wobbling in one isotope of gold...

Nuclei can be round, like a soccer ball, or oblong, like a football. Others are slightly oblong but misshapen, like a potato. One of the only two ways to observe the third shape, rarely encountered, is when the nucleus wobbles like a lopsided top....

 2020-02-18 20:24 

Phys.org

Rules of life: From a pond to the beyond...

The Cuatro Cienegas Basin, located in Chihuahuan Desert in Mexico, was once a shallow sea that became isolated from the Gulf of Mexico around 43 million years ago....

 2020-02-18 20:23 

ScienceDaily.com

Physicists see nuclear wobbling in one isotope of gold...

Researchers recently discovered that some nuclei wobble on their intermediate axes....

 2020-02-18 20:23 

ScienceDaily.com

How low oxygen levels in the heart predispose people to cardiac arrhythmias...

Low oxygen levels in the heart have long been known to produce life-threatening arrhythmias, even sudden death. Until now, it was not clear how. New findings reveal the underlying mechanism for this dangerous heart disorder....

 2020-02-18 20:23 

ScienceDaily.com

Empathy can be detected in people whose brains are at rest...

Researchers have found that it is possible to assess a person's ability to feel empathy by studying their brain activity while they are resting rather than while they are engaged in specific tasks....

 2020-02-18 20:22 

Space.com

Zero Gravity partners with NASA to provide weightless flights for science...

A company that has flown over 200 research missions in zero gravity has finalized a brand new partnership with NASA....

 2020-02-18 20:20 

Phys.org

Stability by fluctuation: topological materials outperform through quantum periodic motion...

Scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy's Ames Laboratory have discovered that applying vibrational motion in a periodic manner may be the key to preventing dissipations of the desired electron states that would make advanced quantum computing and...

 2020-02-18 20:11 

SpaceNews

Kleos Space borrows $3.7 million while awaiting first launch...

Radio-frequency-mapping startup Kleos Space on Feb. 18 said it received a $3.4 million loan from Dubai-based Winance to keep the company "well funded" while it awaits the launch of its first satellites. SpaceNews.com...

 2020-02-18 20:06 

Space.com

Rocket Lab will launch a cubesat to the moon for NASA next year...

Rocket Lab has won a NASA contract to launch a tiny cubesat that will serve as a pathfinder for the space agency's moon-orbiting space station, known as Gateway....

 2020-02-18 19:37 

ScienceDaily.com

Time of day affects global brain fluctuations...

As the day progresses, the strength of the brain's global signal fluctuation shows an unexpected decrease, according to a new study....

 2020-02-18 19:37 

ScienceDaily.com

Advance in next-generation lithium metal batteries...

A research team has developed a way to address a major safety issue with lithium metal batteries - an innovation that could make high-energy batteries more viable for next-generation energy storage....

 2020-02-18 19:37 

ScienceDaily.com

Simple, fuel-efficient rocket engine could enable cheaper, lighter spacecraft...

Researchers have developed a mathematical model that describes how rotating detonation engines work....

 2020-02-18 19:37 

ScienceDaily.com

Rules of life: From a pond to the beyond...

Researchers have conducted experiments in the nutrient-poor Cuatro Cienegas Basin in Mexico. Their goal was to shed light on how fundamental features of an organism's genome -- its size, the way it encodes information, and the density of information -...

 2020-02-18 19:36 

ScienceDaily.com

Topological materials outperform through quantum periodic motion...

Scientists have discovered that applying vibrational motion in a periodic manner may be the key to preventing dissipations of the desired electron states that would make advanced quantum computing and spintronics possible....

 2020-02-18 19:34 

LiveScience.com

Florida officials cordon off park for annual snake orgy...

Please do not interrupt the snake orgy, officials say....

 2020-02-18 19:24 

LiveScience.com

Ancient engraving of warrior with 'elaborate hairstyle' and 'pronounced butt' discovered in Scotland...

Archaeologists in Scotland have discovered an ancient monolith that's engraved with a spear-holding warrior sporting an...

 2020-02-18 19:23 

Universe Today

There Could be Meteors Traveling at Close to the Speed of Light When They Hit the Atmosphere...

According to a new study by a pair of Harvard astrophysicists, it is possible that meteors traveling close to the speed of light regularly rain down on Earth's atmosphere The post There Could be Meteors Traveling at Close to the Speed of Light When Th...

 2020-02-18 19:11 

TreeHugger

Chinese study finds that owning a car is bad for your health...

We all knew that, but this study is randomized....

 2020-02-18 18:42 

Space.com

An Ariane 5 rocket will launch 2 satellites for Japan, Korea today. Watch it live!...

An Ariane 5 rocket will launch two new satellites for Japan and South Korea from French Guiana today (Feb. 18) at 5:18 p.m. EST (2218 GMT), and you can watch it live online....

 2020-02-18 18:36 

National Geographic

Extreme weather threatens one of Earth's most awe-inspiring waterfalls...

Victoria Falls is one of the world's most impressive natural wonders—but what happens as the region gets drier and hotter?...

 2020-02-18 18:30 

Scientific American

Trump Administration Begins Work on Next National Climate Report...

Climate science deniers are hoping to have a hand in the fifth assessment of climate impacts on the U.S., due out in 2022...

 2020-02-18 18:18 

ScienceDaily.com

Stress in small children separated from their parents may alter genes...

Several studies show that small children cared for outside the home, especially in poor quality care and for 30 or more hours per week, have higher levels of cortisol than children at home....

 2020-02-18 18:10 

Phys.org

South American volcano showing early warning signs of 'potential collapse,' research shows...

One of South America's most prominent volcanoes is producing early warning signals of a potential collapse, new research has shown....

 2020-02-18 18:09 

Phys.org

Researchers combine lasers and terahertz waves in camera that sees 'unseen' detail...

A team of physicists at the University of Sussex has successfully developed the first nonlinear camera capable of capturing high-resolution images of the interior of solid objects using terahertz (THz) radiation....

 2020-02-18 18:05 

New Scientist

Until the End of Time tries to use physics to find the meaning of life...

Brian Greene's new book argues that life is rare and extraordinary, probably transient, and that in the search for purpose, the only significant answers are ones we create...

 2020-02-18 18:05 

ScienceDaily.com

Reproductive genome from the laboratory...

Researchers have for the first time developed a genome the size of a minimal cell that can copy itself....

 2020-02-18 18:01 

New Scientist

Why coronavirus superspreaders may mean we avoid a deadly pandemic...

The covid-19 virus may mostly be transmitted by superspreaders, which means it might be easier to contain the outbreak and prevent it going pandemic...

 2020-02-18 18:00 

Scientific American

Sanofi Announces It Will Work with HHS to Develop Coronavirus Vaccine...

The vaccine likely won't be ready to test in people for at least a year...

 2020-02-18 17:53 

ScienceDaily.com

Novel Quantum effect found: Spin-rotation coupling...

It is like jumping on and off a carousel: what happens to neutrons changing from a non-rotating frame of reference into a rotating frame of reference -- and back? 30 years ago, scientists predicted that this would lead to interesting interference effects,...

 2020-02-18 17:53 

ScienceDaily.com

Later school start times reduce car crashes, improve teen safety...

A study found that later school start times were associated with a significant drop in vehicle accidents involving teen drivers....

 2020-02-18 17:53 

ScienceDaily.com

Lasers and terahertz waves combined in camera that sees 'unseen' detail...

A team of physicists has successfully developed the first nonlinear camera capable of capturing high-resolution images of the interior of solid objects using terahertz (THz) radiation....

 2020-02-18 17:51 

Nature

Panicking about societal collapse? Plunder the bookshelves...

As civilization seems to be lurching towards a cliff edge, historical case studies are giving way to big data in authors' search for understanding. By Laura Spinney...

 2020-02-18 17:49 

TreeHugger

Here's what a year of Mediterranean Diet can do to the gut microbiome...

The diet appears to act on gut bacteria in a way that helps hinder physical frailty and reduce cognitive decline in older age, researchers find....

 2020-02-18 17:44 

ScienceDaily.com

South American volcano showing early warning signs of 'potential collapse'...

One of South America's most prominent volcanoes is producing early warning signals of a potential collapse, new research has shown....

 2020-02-18 17:44 

ScienceDaily.com

Warming oceans are getting louder...

One of the ocean's loudest creatures is smaller than you'd expect -- and will get even louder and more troublesome to humans and sea life as the ocean warms, according to new research....

 2020-02-18 17:44 

ScienceDaily.com

Green approach accelerates process optimization and retrieval of 'switchable' solvents...

Researchers have demonstrated a new, green technology for both accelerated screening and retrieving 'switchable' solvents used in green chemistry applications. The new approach makes the screening process hundreds of times faster and drastically a...

 2020-02-18 17:44 

ScienceDaily.com

Oversight of fishing vessels lacking, new analysis shows...

Policies regulating fishing in international waters do not sufficiently protect officials who monitor illegal fishing, the prohibited dumping of equipment, or human trafficking or other human rights abuses, finds a new analysis by a team of environmental ...

 2020-02-18 17:44 

ScienceDaily.com

Do the climate effects of air pollution impact the global economy?...

Aerosol emissions from burning coal and wood are dangerous to human health, but it turns out that by cooling the Earth they also diminish global economic inequality, according to a new study....

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