Discovery

Could Clay Help Attack Superbugs?

Could Clay Help Attack Superbugs?

The ancient remedy could provide a new weapon against microbes Continue reading ?
DNews: The Dreaded Turbulence: What...

DNews: The Dreaded Turbulence: What Makes Flights Bumpy

Most of us probably breathe a sigh of relief when the captain promises "a smooth ride" to wherever we're flying. But, as DNews explains, turbulence is really no big deal.
Why Antarctic Sea Ice Isn't Shrinki...

Why Antarctic Sea Ice Isn't Shrinking

Winds, currents and seafloor features may be responsible for keeping Antarctica's sea ice intact.
Why Is India's Heat Wave Off the Ch...

Why Is India's Heat Wave Off the Chart?

An oppressive heat wave in India led to a record temperature of 123.8 degrees Fahrenheit -- the highest ever in Asia.
Live on a Farm by the Sea for Just ...

Live on a Farm by the Sea for Just $1.50

A four-bedroom bungalow and 416 sheep are all covered by the annual rent. Scenic views available at no additional cost. Continue reading ?
US: 1 in 8 Swimming Pools Closed fo...

US: 1 in 8 Swimming Pools Closed for Health Violations

One in eight swimming pools in five populous states are closed upon inspection due to dirty and potentially dangerous water, the CDC reported this week. Continue reading ?

Yahoo Science

Suspected Florida Shooter Was Inves...

Suspected Florida Shooter Was Investigated After Cutting His Arms in Snapchat Video, Records Show

Suspected Florida Shooter Was Investigated After Cutting His Arms in Snapchat Video, Records Show"Mr. Cruz was on Snapchat cutting both of his arms"


Adults Offered 'Thoughts and P...

Adults Offered 'Thoughts and Prayers' After the Florida School Shooting. But the Students Who Survived Want Action

Adults Offered 'Thoughts and Prayers' After the Florida School Shooting. But the Students Who Survived Want Action"I think it?s great that they?re saying ?thoughts and prayers,? but it doesn't do anything"


Elon Musk?s Tesla Roadster might cr...

Elon Musk?s Tesla Roadster might crash into Earth ? and scientists think they know when

Elon Musk?s Tesla Roadster might crash into Earth ? and scientists think they know when

Remember when we first heard that a Tesla Roadster that?s speeding through space at 25,000 mph would not crash into Mars, but instead just fly past the red planet? Well it turns out that?s actually great news for scientists who are worried that microorganisms inside Elon Musk?s car could have jeopardized their studies of Mars. But now researchers have conducted various simulations to determine where the Roadster might ultimately end up, with Earth being the car's most likely destination. Venus and the Sun are also potential targets, but Earth is the most likely among them. Thankfully there's no cause for concern, and we'll explain why.

"NASA goes to great lengths sterilizing spacecraft designed to land on Mars, in order to make sure there's no chance of Earthly microbes contaminating the surface," the Planetary Society's Jason Davis wrote before launch. "Such a contamination could harm existing life and muddle scientific efforts to search for said life."

Three researchers from the University of Toronto have already written a paper that says the Roadster isn?t likely to hit Mars. Titled The random walk of cars and their collision probabilities with planets, the paper is based on the study of Tesla?s trip through space.

"Earth is the most likely place the car will crash, followed by Venus, and then the sun," lead author of the study Hanno Rein told Business Insider.

Don't worry though, because there's no chance that any of us will see the Roadster crash into Earth or any other planet.

"Every 30 years or so, it will come relatively close to the Earth," Rein said. "This causes a change of a few percent in some of the orbital parameters. The distance to the sun would change slightly, for example, and the orbit's eccentricity."

The Roadster will come within one Earth-moon distance from our planet in 2091. After the third flyby, the Roadster will get a somewhat chaotic trajectory through space, and that?s because the car spends plenty of time near Earth?s orbit.

The researchers ran hundreds of simulations spanning 3.5 million years from today and concluded there?s a 6% chance for the Roadster to crash into Earth, and a 2.5% chance to hit Venus. "We've not seen any single collision with Mars in 240 simulations, though we continue to run them and see what happens," Rein said. "The likely outcome is that it will crash, in tens of millions of years, into Earth or Venus or the sun."


Oxford Student Wins Prize For Photo...

Oxford Student Wins Prize For Photo Of Atom Taken With DSLR Camera

Oxford Student Wins Prize For Photo Of Atom Taken With DSLR CameraAn Oxford University student who captured an image of a single atom has won a top science photography prize.


Indonesia eyes lax palm oil rules i...

Indonesia eyes lax palm oil rules in EU trade deal: leak

Indonesia eyes lax palm oil rules in EU trade deal: leakPalm oil giant Indonesia is pressing the European Union to abandon plans to apply strict environmental standards to the sector and silence "negative" criticism about the commodity, documents obtained by AFP have revealed. The papers, marked "not for publication" and for distribution only on a "need to know" basis, reflect Jakarta's wish list for a critical industry as the two sides hammer out new rules for a trading relationship worth $35 billion a year. Indonesia is the world?s largest producer of palm oil -- used in everything from food to cosmetics -- and vast swathes of rainforest have been destroyed to make way for plantations that are the backbone of Southeast Asia's biggest economy.


Florida Gov. Rick Scott Calls on FB...

Florida Gov. Rick Scott Calls on FBI Director Christopher Wray to Resign

Florida Gov. Rick Scott Calls on FBI Director Christopher Wray to ResignThe FBI failed to investigate a tip that suspect Nikolas Cruz had a "desire to kill"


Physorg.com

Romeo the lonesome frog is feelin' ...

Romeo the lonesome frog is feelin' the love

In the end, Romeo the lonesome Bolivian frog found more love than he could have imagined.
Light pollution threatens Chile's d...

Light pollution threatens Chile's dark skies

It seems nothing can escape the inexorable spread of light pollution?not even the giant telescopes probing the heavens above northern Chile, a region whose pristine dark skies, long considered a paradise for astronomers, are under increasing threat.
What does a bear do in the Alaska w...

What does a bear do in the Alaska woods? Disperse seeds

Does a bear leave scat in the woods? The answer is obvious but the effects on an ecosystem may not be.
Understanding roots opens students ...

Understanding roots opens students to science, diversity

Focusing science education on students through genetic and genealogical studies may be the way to increase minorities in the pipeline and engage students who would otherwise deem science too hard or too uninteresting, according to a Penn State anthropologist.
Personalized curriculum captures st...

Personalized curriculum captures students' imagination, interest

Focusing on their personal DNA and genealogies, middle school students appear to have learned as much as their peers who used case studies, according to a Penn State researcher.
Asteroid 'time capsules' may help e...

Asteroid 'time capsules' may help explain how life started on Earth

In popular culture, asteroids play the role of apocalyptic threat, get blamed for wiping out the dinosaurs - and offer an extraterrestrial source for mineral mining.

PBS

Wild Ways to Find a Mate

Wild Ways to Find a Mate

From necking giraffes to monogamous parasites, creatures couple up in unexpected ways.
Searching for a Skull

Searching for a Skull

Watch as a team of divers attempts to retrieve an ancient skull.
The Impossible Is Possible

The Impossible Is Possible

Pilot André Borschberg reflects on his experience achieving what seemed impossible.
What The Physics?! - Q&A

What The Physics?! - Q&A

"What The Physics?!" host, Greg Kestin, answers questions from you, our viewers.
See Quantum with the Naked Eye

See Quantum with the Naked Eye

Simply squinting at a lamp highlights the quantum nature of light.
Can Tech Save Players' Brains?

Can Tech Save Players' Brains?

Football is a full-contact sport, but can a high tech mouth guard help save players? brains?

Scientific American

Is Humanity Ready for the Discovery...

Is Humanity Ready for the Discovery of Alien Life?

Most Americans would probably be thrilled to learn extraterrestrials (intelligent or not) exist. Other nationalities beg to differ   

-- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
"Sonic Weapon Attacks" on U.S. Emba...

"Sonic Weapon Attacks" on U.S. Embassy Don't Add Up--for Anyone

Cuban scientists and a new American report both shoot down a list of bizarre theories

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Maternal Health Care Is Disappearin...

Maternal Health Care Is Disappearing in Rural America

Many women must travel an hour or longer to find a hospital where they can deliver their babies

-- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
Winter Olympics: Could Plastic "Ice...

Winter Olympics: Could Plastic "Ice" Help Overcome Bias toward Colder Countries?

Bobsled, luge and skeleton tracks lined with plastic rather than ice could make those sports more accessible worldwide

-- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
Cannibal Sex and Love Darts: Animal...

Cannibal Sex and Love Darts: Animal Libido Is Not for the Fainthearted [Slide Show]

Some creatures have unusual ways of courting their Valentines

-- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
Will Astronomers Be Ready for the N...

Will Astronomers Be Ready for the Next 'Oumuamua?

It may already have arrived. Here’s how scientists are preparing for the next close encounter

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Newscientist

Electronic skin animates heartbeat ...

Electronic skin animates heartbeat on the back of your hand

A flexible e-skin containing a few hundred micro LEDs can display your vital signs or messages from your doctor
Quantum computer could have predict...

Quantum computer could have predicted Trump?s surprise election

Quantum computers can improve election forecasts by taking into account how states affect one another, allowing one to predict Trump's slim 2016 election win
Facebook may guess millions of peop...

Facebook may guess millions of people?s sexuality to sell ads

Three-quarters of all EU users may have had sensitive data inferred about them by Facebook, including things like sexual orientation, religion and political leanings
CRISPR has fixed the genetic cause ...

CRISPR has fixed the genetic cause of a learning disability

CRISPR gene editing has been used to alleviate the genetic disorder fragile X syndrome, but the technique has only been tried in cells in a dish so far
Will a new wave of smart glasses ma...

Will a new wave of smart glasses make us ?glassholes? again?

A second round of mass-market facial computers looks less likely to inspire public anger than Google's Glass but it will be a fragile truce, says Jamais Cascio
A single atom is visible to the nak...

A single atom is visible to the naked eye in this stunning photo

This photo shows a strontium atom suspended in electric fields. A blue laser makes the tiny dot visible, though it?s only 215 billionths of a millimetre wide

NY times.com Science

Trilobites: Coffee Beans Are Good f...

Trilobites: Coffee Beans Are Good for Birds, Fancy Brew or Not

A study of India?s Western Ghats region found that growing coffee doesn?t interfere with biodiversity, regardless of which bean the farmer chooses.
Trilobites: The Cuttlefish, a Maste...

Trilobites: The Cuttlefish, a Master of Camouflage, Reveals a New Trick

These relatives of the octopus and squid save energy by effortlessly extending structures under their skin that help them hide.
Trilobites: Ancient Artists Carved ...

Trilobites: Ancient Artists Carved Camels in Saudi Desert?s Stone

The unique, life-size relief sculptures of humped creatures and other beasts of burden are about 2,000 years old, but little is known about their origins.
Trilobites: Borneo Lost More Than 1...

Trilobites: Borneo Lost More Than 100,000 Orangutans From 1999 to 2015

Deforestation on the island has harmed the primates, but a study found they also disappeared from more intact forests, suggesting people may be killing them.
Peru Moves to Protect ?One of the L...

Peru Moves to Protect ?One of the Last Great Intact Forests?

While the United States may be weakening protections for wilderness, the creation of Yaguas National Park protects millions of acres from development and deforestation.
Debunked: The Strange Tale of Pope ...

Debunked: The Strange Tale of Pope Gregory and the Rabbits

Scientists have often recounted a story about the domestication of rabbits involving a pope and Lent. But it?s just not true.

Science Daily

Illegal global trade of pangolins

Illegal global trade of pangolins

Animal traffickers are taking advantage of remote ivory trade routes to smuggle pangolins ? one of the world?s most endangered animals ? out of Central Africa, a new study has found.
Unprecedented study of Picasso's br...

Unprecedented study of Picasso's bronzes uncovers new details

Scientists have completed the first major material survey and study of the Musee national Picasso-Paris' Pablo Picasso bronzes using portable instruments. They used the instruments and a database of alloy 'fingerprints' to non-invasively analyze a group of 39 bronzes and 11 painted sheet metal sculptures, revealing new details about the modern master's art.
Research team uncovers hidden detai...

Research team uncovers hidden details in Picasso Blue Period painting

Scientists have used multiple modes of light to uncover details hidden beneath the visible surface of Pablo Picasso's painting 'La Miséreuse accroupie', a major work from the artist's Blue Period. The researchers found images connected to other works by Picasso as well as a landscape -- likely by another Barcelona painter -- underneath Picasso's painting.
Scientists shed light on biological...

Scientists shed light on biological roots of individuality

A new study illuminates the biology that guides behavior across different stages of life in worms, and suggests how variations in specific neuromodulators in the developing nervous system may lead to occasional variations.
Increasing incidence of rare skin c...

Increasing incidence of rare skin cancer

While it may not be as common as other skin cancers, Merkel cell carcinoma is highly aggressive and often deadly ? and according to new research, it?s also becoming more common.
Shot may help shield against shingl...

Shot may help shield against shingles

Two vaccines are available to help prevent shingles, which can affect anyone who has had chickenpox or the chickenpox vaccine; both diseases are caused by the same virus, which stays in the body after chickenpox clears.

Eureka Alert

Personalized curriculum captures st...

Personalized curriculum captures students' imagination, interest

(Penn State) Focusing on their personal DNA and genealogies, middle school students appear to have learned as much as their peers who used case studies, according to a Penn State researcher.
Understanding roots opens students ...

Understanding roots opens students to science, diversity

(Penn State) Focusing science education on students through genetic and genealogical studies may be the way to increase minorities in the pipeline and engage students who would otherwise deem science too hard or too uninteresting, according to a Penn State anthropologist.
'Liquid biopsy' can help predict ou...

'Liquid biopsy' can help predict outcomes in metastatic triple-negative breast cancer

(Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center) A clinically relevant 'liquid biopsy' test can be used to profile cancer genomes from blood and predict survival outcomes for patients with metastatic triple negative breast cancer (TNBC), according to new research published by a multi-institutional team of researchers with The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center -- Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital and Richard J. Solove Research Institute (OSUCCC - James), the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard.
At AAAS: Reducing bird-related trag...

At AAAS: Reducing bird-related tragedy through understanding bird behavior

(Virginia Institute of Marine Science) Bird-human actions can end in tragedy -- for bird as well as human. William & Mary professor John Swaddle believes technology and a solid understanding of bird behavior can make those tragedies less frequent, and is working on a pair of initiatives designed to minimize unpleasant results of bird-human interactions.
MSU team to empower Latino farmers

MSU team to empower Latino farmers

(Michigan State University) Armed with a $600,000 grant, Michigan State University researchers will work alongside Latino migrant farmers to reshape how Michigan harvests fruit -- and cultivate a new workforce.
The CRISPR Journal inaugural issue ...

The CRISPR Journal inaugural issue published, with content from Rodolphe Barrangou, et al

(Mary Ann Liebert, Inc./Genetic Engineering News) The CRISPR Journal, a groundbreaking new peer-reviewed journal from Mary Ann Liebert, Inc., publishers, announces the publication of its inaugural issue.

Forteantimes

Thur 20 Nov - Daily round-up of the...

Thur 20 Nov - Daily round-up of the world's weird news

Young boy claimed to be reincarnated Marine, four armed baby named God Boy by parents, Bumfight punk body part theft
Mon 17 Nov - Daily round-up of the ...

Mon 17 Nov - Daily round-up of the world's weird news

Philly Jesus goes ice skating, gets arrested, plus: human flesh pastry makers, Swastika bauble outrage and a pair of resurrections
Mon 10 Nov - Daily round-up of the ...

Mon 10 Nov - Daily round-up of the world's weird news

Quadruple amputee is armed and on the run; Man buys home, finds corpse inside; dowsers discover mass grave in Tunbridge Wells
Wed 29 Oct - Daily round-up of the ...

Wed 29 Oct - Daily round-up of the world's weird news

London museum planned to shoot and steal Nessie, Iceland offers Minge Pies for Christmas, plus a ghost in the bathtub
Mon 27 Oct - Daily round-up of the ...

Mon 27 Oct - Daily round-up of the world's weird news

Literary argument ends in death, tiger sex spoof video nightmare, man calls suicide hotline and is shot dead by SWAT team
Thur 23 Oct - Daily round-up of the...

Thur 23 Oct - Daily round-up of the world's weird news

Sex toy clown attack, Hitler coffee creamer PR disaster, man fights off bear with old computer, return of the Swedish mystery subs

Howstuffworks

The Most Embarrassing Moments in th...

The Most Embarrassing Moments in the History of Science

What? Scientists get things wrong? We know. It?s shocking to hear, but science isn?t always an exact science. Mistakes do happen -- and they often lead to great scientific discoveries. So, grab your safety glasses and see if you can identify the most embarrassing scientific moments ever.
10 Completely False ?Facts? Everyon...

10 Completely False ?Facts? Everyone Knows

The blood in your veins is blue. Glass is a slow-moving liquid. If you touch a baby bird, its mother will abandon it. Not so fast ?- if you learned any of those "facts" in school, what you learned was wrong.
Flight Pictures

Flight Pictures

Flight pictures show photos from aviation history. Take a look at pictures of the most important aircraft in history.
How the Electoral College Works

How the Electoral College Works

The Electoral College is not an Ivy League school. Rather, it's a process for selecting the next U.S. president that actually carries more weight than the popular vote. Why is it there and should it be continued?
What is a Nor'easter?

What is a Nor'easter?

Nor'easters typically affect the east coast of the United States during the winter season. What exactly are Nor'easters, though, and how do they form. Find out the answer to this question in this article from HowStuffWorks.

Unexplained-mysteries

Man gets trapped down a sewer for t...

Man gets trapped down a sewer for three days

The unfortunate man spent several days scrambling around the sewerage system looking for a way out. If you think your day is going bad, spare a though...
How would mankind react to finding ...

How would mankind react to finding aliens ?

Researchers believe that humanity would be more likely to welcome than fear the discovery of alien life. Visitation by extraterrestrials is a scenario...
Underpants mystery baffles French v...

Underpants mystery baffles French village

Someone has been hanging underpants out across a village square in France and nobody seems to know why. The peculiar enigma, which began two weeks ago...
Andromeda is comparable in size to ...

Andromeda is comparable in size to Milky Way

It turns out that our closest neighboring galaxy is not the behemoth that scientists had previously thought it to be. Up until now, the Andromeda gala...
Graphene filter can make seawater d...

Graphene filter can make seawater drinkable

Scientists have developed a new type of water filter that can make even polluted seawater drinkable. Developed by researchers at the Commonwealth Scie...
Mystery surrounds missing Toronto f...

Mystery surrounds missing Toronto firefighter

A man who went missing in New York was later found 3,000 miles away and nobody knows how he got there. 49-year-old firefighter Constantinos 'Danny' Fi...

Sciencenewsforkids.org

That?s no dino!

That?s no dino!

Not all ancient reptiles were dinosaurs. Some soared, many swam the seas and still others looked like dinos?but actually weren?t.
Questions for ?That?s no dino!?

Questions for ?That?s no dino!?

Questions for ?That?s no dino!?
A germ stopper for blood products

A germ stopper for blood products

A new system can disable almost all viruses or bacteria that are lurking in donated blood platelets and plasma.
MERS virus hits South Korea hard

MERS virus hits South Korea hard

MERS ? a killer viral disease ? emerged for the first time only three years ago. That was in the Middle East. Now it has spread to Asia.
Explainer: What is a virus?

Explainer: What is a virus?

Viruses cause many of the world?s common diseases. These germs reproduce by hijacking the cells of their host.
Gulf oil spill: Still poisoning dol...

Gulf oil spill: Still poisoning dolphins to crickets

Once the 2010 Deepwater Horizon spill ended, oil continued to harm animals in the Gulf of Mexico. Five years later, it still may not be over, biologists worry.

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