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 2021-04-22 17:00 

TreeHugger

This Modern Tiny House Comes With a Dedicated Movie Loft...

This intriguing tiny house design features a two-lofts-in-one concept — one for sleeping, and one for watching films....

 2021-04-22 16:59 

Phys.org

California's wildfire season has lengthened, and its peak is now earlier in the year...

California's wildfire problem, fueled by a concurrence of climate change and a heightened risk of human-caused ignitions in once uninhabited areas, has been getting worse with each passing year of the 21st century....

 2021-04-22 16:58 

Phys.org

NASA's Mars helicopter makes second flight...

NASA successfully carried out a second flight on Mars on Thursday of its mini helicopter Ingenuity, a 52-second sortie that saw it climb to a height of 16 feet (five meters)....

 2021-04-22 16:45 

Space.com

April Full Moon 2021: 'Super Pink Moon' rises Monday...

The full moon of April, called the Pink Moon, occurs Monday, April 26 at 11:32 p.m. EDT (0332 GMT on Tuesday, April 27). It will also be a "supermoon."...

 2021-04-22 16:41 

New Scientist

Covid-19 news: India reports a record number of new cases...

The latest coronavirus news updated every day including coronavirus cases, the latest news, features and interviews from New Scientist and essential information about the covid-19 pandemic...

 2021-04-22 16:41 

The Conversation

New US climate pledge: Cut emissions 50% this decade, but can Biden make it happen?...

U.S. President Joe Biden, with presidential climate envoy John Kerry, opened the Leaders Summit on Climate April 22, 2021, by announcing new U.S. targets. AP Photo/Evan Vucci President Joe Biden announced an ambitious new national climate target at a live...

 2021-04-22 16:36 

ScienceDaily.com

Ground and satellite observations map building damage after Beirut explosion...

Days after the 4 August 2020 massive explosion at the port of Beirut in Lebanon, researchers were on the ground mapping the impacts of the explosion in the port and surrounding city. The goal was to document and preserve data on structural and faade damag...

 2021-04-22 16:36 

ScienceDaily.com

The science of spin: Asteroseismologists confirm older stars rotate faster than expected...

Stars spin faster than expected as they age according to a new study which uses asteroseismology to shed new light on this emerging theory....

 2021-04-22 16:36 

ScienceDaily.com

Study of 'breakthrough' cases suggests COVID testing may be here to stay...

Two new cases helped scientists confirm what many have come to suspect: that people can get infected by SARS-CoV-2 variants even after successful vaccination. The findings suggest continued testing may be needed to prevent future outbreaks in a post-vacci...

 2021-04-22 16:36 

ScienceDaily.com

How we know whether and when to pay attention...

International team of researchers identifies cognitive computations underlying human predictive behavior....

 2021-04-22 16:36 

ScienceDaily.com

Using exoplanets as dark matter detectors...

In the continuing search for dark matter in our universe, scientists believe they have found a unique and powerful detector: exoplanets. Astrophysicists suggest dark matter could be detected by measuring the effect it has on the temperature of exoplanets,...

 2021-04-22 16:36 

ScienceDaily.com

Fighting harmful bacteria with nanoparticles...

Multi-resistant pathogens are a serious and increasing problem in today's medicine. Where antibiotics are ineffective, these bacteria can cause life-threatening infections. Researchers are currently developing nanoparticles that can be used to detect ...

 2021-04-22 16:36 

ScienceDaily.com

California's wildfire season has lengthened, and its peak is now earlier in the year...

Researchers have analyzed CALFIRE wildfire statistics from 2000 to 2019, comparing them with data from 1920 to 1999, to learn that the annual burn season has lengthened in the past two decades and that the yearly peak has shifted from August to July....

 2021-04-22 16:36 

ScienceDaily.com

Among COVID-19 survivors, an increased risk of death, serious illness...

Researchers showed that COVID-19 survivors -- including those not sick enough to be hospitalized -- have an increased risk of death in the six months following diagnosis with the virus. They also have catalogued the numerous diseases associated with COVID...

 2021-04-22 16:20 

NBC News

NASA's Mars helicopter soars higher, longer on 2nd flight...

"Go big or go home!" official at the agency's Jet Propulsion Laboratory tweeted....

 2021-04-22 16:16 

SpaceNews

Op-ed | The Senator and the Commander...

"The sure hand of an astronaut and the skill of a policy expert will maintain the necessary continuity of purpose for NASA and secure funding to get Americans — including the first women and people of color — to the moon and on to Mars,...

 2021-04-22 16:14 

New Scientist

NASA's Ingenuity helicopter has taken its second flight on Mars...

The Ingenuity helicopter, which on 19 April became the first powered aircraft to fly on Mars, has taken flight for the second time and captured pictures of the Martian landscape...

 2021-04-22 16:10 

Science AAAS

Pacific Northwest's 'forest gardens' were deliberately planted by Indigenous people...

Finding suggests humans have added value to forests in lasting ways...

 2021-04-22 16:09 

TreeHugger

Global Leaders Announce New Climate Goals at Biden's Earth Day Summit...

President Biden announced a new goal of cutting the U.S.'s greenhouse emissions by 50% to 52%....

 2021-04-22 16:00 

New Scientist

Sun-like stars spotted ejecting huge bursts of matter into space...

Several sun-like stars have been observed ejecting huge bursts of particles into space, which might help us decide whether their orbiting planets are potentially habitable or not...

 2021-04-22 16:00 

Space.com

Newfound super-Earth has speedy orbit around red dwarf star...

Scientists have discovered a nearby super-Earth that is three times as massive as our planet and located just 36 light-years away....

 2021-04-22 16:00 

Scientific American

National Park Nature Walks: A New Pop-Up Podcast Series...

Take an acoustic journey into some of the most unique places in the country...

 2021-04-22 16:00 

Scientific American

National Park Nature Walks: A New Pop-Up Podcast Series...

Take an acoustic journey into some of the most unique places in the country...

 2021-04-22 15:53 

LiveScience.com

India breaks global record for highest number of daily COVID-19 infections...

India reported 312,731 new COVID-19 infections on Thursday, the highest single-day increase ever reported worldwide....

 2021-04-22 15:47 

New Scientist

Stowaway review: A claustrophobic and philosophical space thriller...

Netflix 's Stowaway, starring Anna Kendrick, Daniel Dae Kim, Shamier Anderson and Toni Collette, tells the story of a space crew who face an impossible choice when an unplanned passenger compromises the lives of everyone on board...

 2021-04-22 15:36 

TreeHugger

Nominate Your Favorites For Our Eco Tech Awards...

Treehugger and Lifewire are joining forces to recognize change-makers in green technology....

 2021-04-22 15:10 

Space.com

Netflix launches new Mars mission thriller 'Stowaway.' But will the air last?...

Netflix serves up another solid sci-fi adventure with the outer space actioner directed by Joe Penna: "Stowaway."...

 2021-04-22 15:07 

Phys.org

Inspired by nature, the research to develop a new load-bearing material...

Engineers have developed a new material that mimics human cartilage—the body's shock absorbing and lubrication system, and it could herald the development of a new generation of lightweight bearings....

 2021-04-22 15:05 

Phys.org

XYZeq: A better map of cell diversity...

Not all cancer cells within a tumor are created equal; nor do all immune cells (or all liver or brain cells) in your body have the same job. Much of their function depends on their location. Now, researchers at Gladstone Institutes, UC San Francisco (UCSF...

 2021-04-22 15:04 

Phys.org

Scientists propose new formation mechanism for solar coronal rain...

Rain is a common phenomenon on Earth. There is a similar phenomenon on the Sun, called coronal rain. It is related to the coronal heating and magnetic field, and plays a fundamental role in the mass cycle between the hot, tenuous corona and the cool, dens...

 2021-04-22 15:01 

TreeHugger

Community Fridges Help Food Insecurity and Restaurants...
 2021-04-22 15:00 

SpaceNews

Albedo raises $10 million for business to offer ultra-high-resolution Earth imagery...

Albedo, the space startup planning to offer Earth imagery with a resolution of 10 centimeters per pixel, raised $10 million in a seed funding round led by Initialized Capital. SpaceNews...

 2021-04-22 15:00 

Phys.org

The science of spin—asteroseismologists confirm older stars rotate faster than expected...

Stars spin faster than expected as they age according to a new study led by scientists at the University of Birmingham which uses asteroseismology to shed new light on this emerging theory....

 2021-04-22 15:00 

Phys.org

New material could better protect soldiers, athletes and motorists...

Soldiers, athletes, and motorists could lead safer lives thanks to a new process that could lead to more efficient and re-useable protection from shock and impact, explosion, and vibration, according to a new study....

 2021-04-22 15:00 

Phys.org

Political polarization: Often not as bad as we think...

As politics grows increasingly polarized, a new global study finds people often exaggerate political differences and negative feelings of those on the opposite side of the political divide, and this misperception can be reduced by informing them of the ot...

 2021-04-22 15:00 

Science AAAS

Clear link emerges between COVID-19 and pregnancy complications...

New study bolsters the case for vaccinating pregnant women...

 2021-04-22 15:00 

Science AAAS

Microbes are siphoning massive amounts of carbon from Earth's tectonic plates...

Underground bacteria may be an overlooked factor in the deep carbon cycle...

 2021-04-22 15:00 

Scientific American

NASA's Perseverance Rover Makes Oxygen on Mars for First Time...

The technique could someday help astronauts sustainably live and work on the Red Planet...

 2021-04-22 14:50 

Space.com

Mars helicopter Ingenuity flies higher and longer on Red Planet in 2nd flight...

NASA's Ingenuity helicopter took to the skies above Mars' Jezero Crater again early this morning (April 22), just three days after making history with its first Red Planet flight....

 2021-04-22 14:49 

Phys.org

Mars' changing habitability recorded by ancient dune fields in Gale crater...

Understanding whether Mars was once able to support life has been a major driving force for Mars research over the past 50 years. To decipher the planet's ancient climate and habitability, researchers look to the rock record—a physical record of...

 2021-04-22 14:45 

Phys.org

The future looks bright for infinitely recyclable plastic...

Plastics are a part of nearly every product we use on a daily basis. The average person in the U.S. generates about 100 kg of plastic waste per year, most of which goes straight to a landfill. A team led by Corinne Scown, Brett Helms, Jay Keasling, and Kr...

 2021-04-22 14:41 

Phys.org

Eliminating resistant bacteria with nanoparticles...

Novel nanoparticles developed by researchers at ETH Zurich and Empa detect multi-resistant bacteria hiding in body cells and kill them. The scientists' goal is to develop an antibacterial agent that is effective where conventional antibiotics remain i...

 2021-04-22 14:38 

Space.com

Exclusive: 'Secrets of the Whales' creator Brian Skerry on filming his stunning new docu-series for Nat Geo...

Series creator and photographer Brian Skerry explains how Nat Geo's 'Secrets of The Whales' transports viewers to a fascinating underwater world not unlike ours...

 2021-04-22 14:31 

Phys.org

Cultivating 'multilingual identities' in schools could improve language-learning abilities...

More young people may choose to study foreign languages to GCSE if they are encouraged to 'identify' with languages at school, rather than just learning vocabulary and grammar, new research suggests....

 2021-04-22 14:30 

Scientific American

Climate Change Will Force Us to Rethink Migration and Asylum...

It will become increasingly untenable to reduce U.S. immigration and asylum policy to a question of border security...

 2021-04-22 14:29 

ScienceDaily.com

Mars' changing habitability recorded by ancient dune fields in Gale crater...

An international team has found evidence of ancient dunes on Mars that could help explain ancient surface conditions....

 2021-04-22 14:28 

ScienceDaily.com

The future looks bright for infinitely recyclable plastic...

Plastics are ubiquitous, but they're not practical. Less than 10% are recycled, and the other approximately 8 billion tons are creating a pollution crisis. Researchers are determined to change that. A new analysis shows producing and recycling their g...

 2021-04-22 14:26 

Phys.org

Freeze! Executioner protein caught in the act...

A new molecular 'freeze frame' technique has allowed WEHI researchers to see key steps in how the protein MLKL kills cells....

 2021-04-22 14:25 

Science AAAS

Do preservative and stray proteins cause rare COVID-19 vaccine side effect?...

Research team further details hypothesis for dangerous clotting cascade after analyzing contents of AstraZeneca's vaccine...

 2021-04-22 14:20 

Quanta Magazine

How Maxwell's Demon Continues to Startle Scientists...

The thorny thought experiment has been turned into a real experiment — one that physicists use to probe the physics of information. The post How Maxwell's Demon Continues to Startle Scientists first appeared on Quanta Magazine . The post How Max...

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