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US Hails $18.7 Billion BP Settlemen...

US Hails $18.7 Billion BP Settlement Over Gulf Spill

The Justice Department announced a record $18.7 billion settlement with BP on federal and state civil claims over its 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill.
Spectacular Natural Fireworks You'l...

Spectacular Natural Fireworks You'll Never See

At last, here's a possible explanation for those strangely shaped bursts of light that appear above storm clouds 50 miles up. Continue reading ?
Fourth of July Downer: Fireworks Ca...

Fourth of July Downer: Fireworks Cause Spike in Air Pollution

Fireworks are a beloved tradition of the Fourth of July, but the colorful displays also bring a spike in air pollution, a new study shows. Continue reading ?
Climate Change Can Cause Animals to...

Climate Change Can Cause Animals to Switch Sex

Higher temperatures can turn some male bearded dragons into females.
The U.S., Brazil and China All Set ...

The U.S., Brazil and China All Set Major Climate Goals

The U.S., Brazil and China all released major commitments to reduce or at least slow their greenhouse gas emissions. Continue reading ?
Lunar Lag: Why Today Will Be One Se...

Lunar Lag: Why Today Will Be One Second Longer

July will arrive a little late this year -- one second late, to be exact -- and we have the moon to blame.

Yahoo Science

Solar-powered plane lands in Hawaii...

Solar-powered plane lands in Hawaii, pilot sets nonstop record

Swiss pilot Piccard takes a selfie in the Solar Impulse 2 plane during the 6th leg of the round the world trip from Chongqing to Nanjing(Reuters) - A Swiss man attempting to circumnavigate the globe with an aircraft powered only by the sun's energy landed in Hawaii on Friday, after a record-breaking five-day nonstop solo flight across the Pacific Ocean from Japan. The Solar Impulse 2 is the first aircraft to fly day and night without any fuel. Pilot Andre Borschberg's 120-hour voyage shattered the 76-hour record for nonstop flight by late American adventurer Steve Fossett in 2006 on the Virgin Atlantic Global Flyer.

Russian cargo ship heads to space s...

Russian cargo ship heads to space station, breaking string of failures

A Russian Progress spacecraft blasts off from the launch pad at the Baikonur cosmodromeBy Irene Klotz CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (Reuters) - A Russian Soyuz rocket blasted off on Friday to deliver a cargo ship loaded with food, water and equipment to the International Space Station, breaking a string of launch failures, a NASA TV broadcast showed. The Progress capsule, carrying more than three tons (2,700 kg) of supplies, was expected to reach the orbiting outpost on Sunday following launch at 12:55 a.m. EDT from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan. ?All of the systems on the Progress (are) in excellent shape,? said NASA launch commentator Rob Navias.

Genome study reveals how the woolly...

Genome study reveals how the woolly mammoth thrived in the cold

An undated illustration shows a group of woolly mammoths, the huge Ice Age mammalsBy Will Dunham WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Woolly mammoths spent their lives enduring extreme Arctic conditions including frigid temperatures, an arid environment and the relentless cycle of dark winters and bright summers. An exhaustive genetic analysis of these bygone Ice Age giants and their living cousins, Asian and African elephants, has revealed a slew of genetic adaptations that enabled woolly mammoths to thrive for eons in such adverse circumstances. The study, published on Thursday in the journal Cell Reports, compared the genomes of two mammoths whose remains were found in permafrost in northeastern Siberia, one 18,500 years old and the other 60,000 years old, with genomes of three Asian elephants and one African elephant.

Air Force says rocket accident won?...

Air Force says rocket accident won?t bump SpaceX from competition

An unmanned Space Exploration Technologies Falcon 9 rocket launches in Cape CanaveralBy Irene Klotz and Andrea Shalal CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla./WASHINGTON (Reuters) - SpaceX can compete to launch a U.S. Global Positioning System satellite despite a Falcon 9 rocket accident this weekend, the Air Force said on Wednesday. ?SpaceX remains certified and can compete for the upcoming GPS III launch service,? Lt. General Samuel Greaves, who heads the Air Force?s Space and Missile Systems Center, wrote in an email to Reuters. The Air Force plans to release a solicitation for launch service proposals this month, the first time SpaceX, which is owned and operated by technology entrepreneur Elon Musk, will be eligible to compete against United Launch Alliance (ULA).

Total recall: brain process for mem...

Total recall: brain process for memory formation revealed

Authors of study on memory seen in undated handoutBy Will Dunham WASHINGTON (Reuters) - With a little help from Clint Eastwood, Jennifer Aniston and Josh Brolin - or at least photos of them - scientists have gained a new understanding of how memories of everyday events are formed in the brain. Researchers said on Wednesday a study involving people with electrodes implanted in their brains has shown that individual neurons in a region called the medial temporal lobe play a central role in swiftly forming these memories. The devices also enabled the researchers to pinpoint individual neurons that encoded memories.

Colorful Arctic Animals Revealed in...

Colorful Arctic Animals Revealed in Thousands of Undersea Images

Colorful Arctic Animals Revealed in Thousands of Undersea ImagesNew photographs of fluorescent sea creatures ? including bright orange animals that resemble feather dusters with long, skinny handles, and spongy, neon-pink anemones ? on the Arctic seafloor could help researchers determine how much methane, a potent greenhouse gas, will make its way to the atmosphere and contribute to climate change. It's amazing," said Guiliana Panieri, a scientist on the photo-taking expedition and a professor in environment and climate at The Arctic University of Norway. The colorful sea creatures live near methane seeps, or cracks in the ocean floor that naturally release methane.

Physorg.com

MasterCard pay by face verification...

MasterCard pay by face verification to start as pilot program

MasterCard's Ajay Bhalla, President, Enterprise Safety and Security, has something to argue against sole reliance on passwords: "We want to identify people for who they are, not what they remember."
Solar Impulse 2 pilot becomes aviat...

Solar Impulse 2 pilot becomes aviation legend

At 62 years of age, Swiss Solar Impulse 2 pilot Andre Borschberg has made aviation history with a record breaking solo flight across the Pacific that he has called "an interior journey".
Facegloria: Facebook for Brazil's E...

Facegloria: Facebook for Brazil's Evangelicals

Fluffy clouds waft across a blue sky as you log in and while you chat with friends, Gospel music rings out: welcome to Facegloria, the social network for Brazilian Evangelicals.
Mexico City proposes regulations fo...

Mexico City proposes regulations for Uber

Mexico City is proposing regulations that would allow Uber and other smartphone-based ride-sharing apps to operate, while requiring drivers and cars to be registered, the city's Office of Legal and Legislative Studies said Friday.
Researchers discover new mechanism ...

Researchers discover new mechanism of DNA repair

The DNA molecule is chemically unstable giving rise to DNA lesions of different nature. That is why DNA damage detection, signaling and repair, collectively known as the DNA damage response, are needed.
A 'movie' of ultrafast rotating mol...

A 'movie' of ultrafast rotating molecules at a hundred billion per second

Can you imagine how subnano-scale molecules make an ultrafast rotation at a hundred billion per second? Do the ultrafast rotating subnano-scale molecules show a wave-like nature rather than particle-like behavior? The Japanese research team led by Professor Yasuhiro Ohshima at the Tokyo Institute of Technology, and Dr Kenta Mizuse at the Institute for Molecular Science, National Institutes of Natural Sciences, successfully took sequential "snapshots" of ultrafast unidirectionally rotating molecules at a hundred billion per second.

PBS

What Are Tonsil Stones?

What Are Tonsil Stones?

If you?ve got white lumps in your throat, they could be tonsil stones or ?tonsilloliths.?
The Amazing Barnacle Penis

The Amazing Barnacle Penis

Well-endowed barnacles can change the size and shape of their penises.
Animal Minds: Birds

Animal Minds: Birds

Birds that craft tools and pick locks are rewriting the rules of animal intelligence.
Bacon Bandages Remove Botflies

Bacon Bandages Remove Botflies

Everyone loves bacon. Even parasitic maggots that live under your skin.
Escape from Nazi Alcatraz

Escape from Nazi Alcatraz

A crack team rebuilds a glider that POWs hoped to catapult off the top of Colditz Castle.
What Lives in Cheese?

What Lives in Cheese?

What makes cheese so delicious? It's the bacteria, fungi, mites, and maggots living in it.

Scientific American

Discovery: Fish Live beneath Antarc...

Discovery: Fish Live beneath Antarctica

Scientists find translucent fish in a wedge of water hidden under 740 meters of ice, 850 kilometers from sunlight -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
SpaceX Rocket Failure Threatens Sup...

SpaceX Rocket Failure Threatens Support for Commercial Spaceflight

The destruction of an unmanned rocket Sunday comes at a tricky time for NASA and the International Space Station -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
As Earth's Spin Slows, Clocks Get A...

As Earth's Spin Slows, Clocks Get Another Leap Second

The history of the leap second reveals a curious pattern of decreasing frequency since its adoption 43 years ago -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
The Anesthesia Dilemma

The Anesthesia Dilemma

Researchers are trying to determine if chemicals used to knock out young children during surgery can have long-term repercussions on memory and development -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
Oddball Black Hole May Have Cosmic ...

Oddball Black Hole May Have Cosmic Cousins

Scientists might have found that an exotic astronomical object may not be so rare after all -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
Smartwatch Makers Finally Design De...

Smartwatch Makers Finally Design Devices for Women

Despite a wide selection of smartwatches for men, smaller, fashionable versions designed for women have only recently become available—and their choices are limited -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

Newscientist

Your phone is constantly betraying ...

Your phone is constantly betraying you

Chances are, your smartphone is broadcasting sensitive data to the world, says Glenn Wilkinson, who hacks people's phones to demonstrate the risk (full text available to subscribers)
A welcome dose of environmental opt...

A welcome dose of environmental optimism

From rainforest revival and green technology to social changes, the age of humans is not necessarily a one-way ticket to eco-disaster, argue three new books
Black Sheep: Why being bad isn't al...

Black Sheep: Why being bad isn't all bad

From swearing to skiving or getting drunk, breaking the rules has lots of upsides, as a wide-ranging new book explains
Rider in the sky stars in first clo...

Rider in the sky stars in first cloud movie

Eadweard Muybridge's famous galloping horses are projected directly onto clouds from an aircraft in ground-breaking art installation
Forget the white/blue dress, is thi...

Forget the white/blue dress, is this seaweed blue or red?

Close-up views of this red alga show how it gets its iridescence and changes colour in the water
Winning formula reveals if your tea...

Winning formula reveals if your team is too far ahead to lose

An analysis of over a million games predicts whether the leading side can be overtaken before the match ends

NY times.com Science

Logistics and Lizards Disrupt Chevr...

Logistics and Lizards Disrupt Chevron?s Project Off Australia

Remoteness and environmental concerns piled costs on the Gorgon liquefied natural gas project, just as energy prices slumped.
Effective Concussion Treatment Rema...

Effective Concussion Treatment Remains Frustratingly Elusive, Despite a Booming Industry

Start-ups and doctors are in zealous pursuit of new and sometimes controversial ways to prevent, detect and treat concussions.
Russian Supply Ship Launched to Int...

Russian Supply Ship Launched to International Space Station

A Russian booster rocket on Friday successfully launched an unmanned cargo ship to the International Space Station, whose crew is anxiously awaiting it after the successive failures of two previous supply missions.
Liberia Reports New Cases of Ebola

Liberia Reports New Cases of Ebola

Three cases have emerged in the country since it was declared free of the virus on May 9, highlighting the continuing threat of viral outbreaks in West Africa.
A College in Maine That Tackles Cli...

A College in Maine That Tackles Climate Change, One Class at a Time

As institutions look for ways to fight climate change, the College of the Atlantic has made the search for solutions a central part of its curriculum.
A Scientific Ethical Divide Between...

A Scientific Ethical Divide Between China and West

Some experts worry that medical researchers are stepping over established ethical boundaries in Beijing?s effort to lift its scientific standing.

Science Daily

Climate-change is turning male drag...

Climate-change is turning male dragon lizards into females

A climate-induced change of male dragon lizards into females occurring in the wild has been confirmed for the first time, according to recent research.
Record-breaking solar flight reache...

Record-breaking solar flight reaches Hawaii after 5 nights and days airborne without fuel

The longest and most difficult leg of the Round the World Solar Flight attempted since last March by Swiss explorers Bertrand Piccard and André Borschberg ended successfully in Hawaii. At the controls of Solar Impulse 2, pilot André Borschberg landed safely in Hawaii after flying 117 hours and 52 minutes over the Pacific Ocean from Japan powered only by the sun.
Waiting to harvest after a rain enh...

Waiting to harvest after a rain enhances food safety

To protect consumers from foodborne illness, produce farmers should wait 24 hours after a rain or irrigating their fields to harvest crops, experts say. Rain or irrigation creates soil conditions that are more hospitable to Listeria monocytogenes, which when ingested may cause the human illness Listeriosis. Waiting to harvest crops reduces the risk of exposure to the pathogen, which could land on fresh produce.
A 'movie' of ultrafast rotating mol...

A 'movie' of ultrafast rotating molecules at a hundred billion per second

Can you imagine how subnano-scale molecules make an ultrafast rotation at a hundred billion per second? Do the ultrafast rotating subnano-scale molecules show a wave-like nature rather than particle-like behavior? Scientists took sequential 'snapshots' of ultrafast unidirectionally rotating molecules at a hundred billion per second to see for themselves.
REM sleep critical for young brain ...

REM sleep critical for young brain development; medication interferes

Rapid eye movement or REM sleep actively converts waking experiences into lasting memories and abilities in young brains, reports a new study. The finding broadens the understanding of children's sleep needs and calls into question the increasing use of REM-disrupting medications such as stimulants and antidepressants.
Novel DNA repair mechanism brings n...

Novel DNA repair mechanism brings new horizons

The DNA molecule is chemically unstable giving rise to DNA lesions of different nature. That is why DNA damage detection, signaling and repair, collectively known as the DNA damage response, are needed. A group of researchers has discovered a new mechanism of DNA repair, which opens up new perspectives for the treatment and prevention of neurodegenerative diseases.

Eureka Alert

Millions of children's lives saved ...

Millions of children's lives saved through low-cost investments

(Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation) More than 34 million children's lives have been saved since 2000 because of investments in child health programs at a cost of as little as $4,205 per child, according to a new analysis in The Lancet. From 2000 to 2014, low- and middle-income country governments spent $133 billion on child health. Donors spent $73.6 billion. The governments saved about 20 million children, and the donors saved an additional 14 million children.
WATCHMAN device gives patients alte...

WATCHMAN device gives patients alternative to blood thinners and reduces stroke risk

(MedStar Washington Hospital Center) MedStar Heart & Vascular Institute at MedStar Washington Hospital Center was the first in the Washington metropolitan region to implant the newly approved WATCHMAN Device. The new device is designed to prevent stroke in high-risk patients with atrial fibrillation who are seeking an alternative to blood-thinning medication. Blood thinners are effective in stroke risk reductions for A-fib patients, but many cannot tolerate these drugs because of the risk of bleeding. Now, there's a new option.
Rumors of southern pine deaths have...

Rumors of southern pine deaths have been exaggerated, UGA researchers say

(University of Georgia) Researchers at the University of Georgia have a message for Southern tree farmers worried about unexplainable pine tree deaths: don't panic.A new study published in Forest Ecology and Management analyzed growth in thousands of pine tree plots across the Southeast and indicates that 'southern pine decline' isn't happening on a large scale.
Do you really think you're a foodie...

Do you really think you're a foodie?

(Cornell Food & Brand Lab) Think you're a foodie? Adventurous eaters, known as 'foodies,' are often associated with indulgence and excess. However, a new Cornell Food and Brand Lab study shows just the opposite -- adventurous eaters weigh less and may be healthier than their less-adventurous counterparts.
Study: Sharing knowledge positively...

Study: Sharing knowledge positively impacts innovation in retail

(University of Texas at Dallas) A new study from The University of Texas at Dallas finds that a retail store should share customer service experiences with other units in the same chain to have more innovative behavior in its own store.
Investigational HIV vaccine regimen...

Investigational HIV vaccine regimen shows encouraging results in non-human primates

(Porter Novelli, Life Sciences) Johnson & Johnson announced today that scientists at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Crucell Holland B.V, and several other collaborators today published results from a preclinical study of an HIV vaccine regimen used in in non-human primates. The study, published in the online edition of Science, suggests that a 'heterologous prime-boost' vaccine regimen -- could ultimately prove to be a strategy for protecting against global human immunodeficiency virus infection.

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

Spiders can sail across water like ...

Spiders can sail across water like ships

It turns out that spiders are able to traverse expanses of water using their silk as a makeshift sail. Researchers led by Dr Morito Hayashi of the Nat...
Zoo animals monitored for earthquak...

Zoo animals monitored for earthquake clues

A popular zoo in China has become the focus of an unusual new earthquake prediction experiment. The belief that some animals possess the ability to se...
Will the universe rip itself to pie...

Will the universe rip itself to pieces ?

An event known as 'the Big Rip' could ultimately see the cosmos being torn apart in the distant future. While it is generally accepted that the univer...
Real-life holodeck is now one step ...

Real-life holodeck is now one step closer

Scientists in Japan have developed a new type of hologram that can be both observed and touched. Holograms have been a staple of science fiction for s...
Mysterious beast prowls Plymouth su...

Mysterious beast prowls Plymouth suburbs

An animal that resembles a large predatory cat has been seen stalking a quiet neighborhood in England. The idea that there could be a population of la...
US challenges Japan to a giant robo...

US challenges Japan to a giant robot duel

Two giant mechanized robots could soon be duking it out in a showdown of epic proportions. Towering at a height of 15ft and weighing in at 15,000 pou...

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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