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Does Global Warming Actually Increa...

Does Global Warming Actually Increase Antarctic Sea Ice?

A strange paradox is actually proof of climate change, argues a new study. Continue reading ?
Volcanoes Share a Hotspot But Have ...

Volcanoes Share a Hotspot But Have Mysterious Differences

Two volcanoes are connected to the same underground pipe, yet mysteriously contain differing types of material. Here's why. Continue reading ?
Missing: One Year's Worth of Califo...

Missing: One Year's Worth of California Rain

California's rain deficit during its record-setting drought is about one year's worth of normal rain. ?
Magnetic Discovery Hints Why Earth ...

Magnetic Discovery Hints Why Earth Supports Life and Mars Doesn't

Earth's magnetic field, which protects the planet from harmful blasts of solar radiation, is much older than thought.
Washington DC Is Sinking

Washington DC Is Sinking

The nation's capital will drop 6 inches in the next 100 years, and coupled with sea-level rise faces a flooding double-whammy.
Filthy Rio Water a Threat at 2016 O...

Filthy Rio Water a Threat at 2016 Olympics

Cleaning up the dangerously polluted Guanabara Bay in the next year for sailing events is the biggest challenge facing Rio de Janeiro Olympic organizers.

Yahoo Science

Philae lander shows there's more to...

Philae lander shows there's more to comets than soft dust

Accomazzo SOM of ESOC reacts after successful landing of Philae lander on comet 67P/ Churyumov-GerasimenkoBy Victoria Bryan and Maria Sheahan BERLIN/FRANKFURT (Reuters) - The comet lander Philae may be uncommunicative at the moment, but the pictures and measurements it took after it touched down on a comet in November have shown scientists that the comet is covered with coarse material, rather than dust, and is harder than expected. European scientists celebrated an historic first when Philae landed on a comet called 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko in November after a 10-year journey through space aboard the Rosetta spacecraft. As it landed, Philae bounced and ended up in shadow, where its batteries soon ran out.

U.S. Air Force closely following Sp...

U.S. Air Force closely following SpaceX blast probe: general

The U.S. Air Force is involved in and closely following a SpaceX-led investigation into the explosion that destroyed an unmanned Falcon 9 rocket minutes after liftoff from Florida on June 28, a top general said on Friday. Lieutentant General Samuel Greaves, who heads the Air Force Space and Missiles Systems Center, did not address those concerns directly.
Earth's 'magnetic personality' much...

Earth's 'magnetic personality' much older than previously thought

An artist's depiction of Earth's magnetic field deflecting high-energy protons from the sun four billion years agoBy Will Dunham WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Earth's magnetic field has been a life preserver, protecting against relentless solar winds, streams of charged particles rushing from the Sun, that otherwise could strip away the planet's atmosphere and water. "It would be a pretty barren planet without it," said University of Rochester geophysicist John Tarduno. Researchers on Thursday said evidence entombed in tiny crystals retrieved from the outback of western Australia indicates the magnetic field arose at least 4.2 billion years ago, much earlier than previously believed.

Saving rhinos in a lab

Saving rhinos in a lab

By Ben Gruber San Francisco, California - Matthew Markus, of biotech company Pembient, is holding up a rhinoceros horn worth thousands of dollars on the black market because a poacher had to risk his life to kill an endangered species to obtain it.  At least that is what Markus would have you believe. The truth is this horn wasn't cut off a rhino in the African savannah, it was bioengineered in lab in San Francisco. Rhino horns are comprised primarily of keratin, a family of proteins that make up hair and nails.
When is a jackal not a jackal? When...

When is a jackal not a jackal? When it's really a 'golden wolf'

A golden jackal is seen in Serengeti National Park, Tanzania in this undated handout pictureScientists said on Thursday a comprehensive genetic analysis found that these populations are made up of two entirely distinct species, with those in Africa different from the others. The scientific name for the golden jackal is Canis aureus. The researchers proposed renaming those in Africa Canis anthus, or the African golden wolf.

America Offline? 15 Percent of US A...

America Offline? 15 Percent of US Adults Don't Use the Internet

Email, Facebook, cat videos ? these are just a few of the things that 15 percent of American adults are missing out on every day because they don't use the Internet. However, that 15 percent is a huge reduction from the percentage of Americans who did not use the Internet in 2000, according to a new analysis of survey data by the Pew Research Center, a nonprofit organization in Washington, D.C. In that year, almost half of all Americans (48 percent) said they didn't go online. Since then, despite efforts by the government and social service organizations to encourage Americans to get online, that number hasn't budged, according to Pew.

Physorg.com

Red and white fleet going green

Red and white fleet going green

When it comes to environmental sustainability, Red and White Fleet president Tom Escher is all in.
Putin puts Crimean archaeological s...

Putin puts Crimean archaeological site under federal control

Russia's President Vladimir Putin on Saturday placed a major archaeological site in Crimea, which he has hailed as the country's most sacred spiritual symbol, under federal control following turmoil over the appointment of its director.
Highly active volcano erupts on Reu...

Highly active volcano erupts on Reunion amid media frenzy

Journalists arriving this week to the Indian Ocean island Reunion to report about the discovery of a jet wing fragment were met with another spectacular sight: the eruption of one of the Earth's most active volcanoes.
Netherlands bank customers can get ...

Netherlands bank customers can get vocal on payments

Are some people fed up with remembering and using passwords and PINs to make it though the day? Those who have had enough would prefer to do without them. For mobile tasks that involve banking, though, it is obvious that some measure of protection is needed.
Smog threatens visitors to U.S. nat...

Smog threatens visitors to U.S. national parks: report

(HealthDay)?Air pollution afflicts many national parks across the United States, a new study suggests.
Facebook hackathon gives Super Mari...

Facebook hackathon gives Super Mario millennial touch

Amanda Maler wasn't even born yet when Nintendo's beloved Super Mario made his debut 30 years ago.

PBS

A Tsunami Strikes

A Tsunami Strikes

When an unimaginably colossal tsunami hits Fukushima, the results are catastrophic.
Nuclear Meltdown Disaster

Nuclear Meltdown Disaster

Go inside the Fukushima power plants for the minute-by-minute story of what went wrong.
Making North America

Making North America

Host Kirk Johnson explores how the continent was shaped?and how it shaped us.
Softer, More Human Robots

Softer, More Human Robots

Engineers are making robots more human by turning them entirely flexible, inside and out.
Why Planes Vanish

Why Planes Vanish

Can new technology prevent aircraft like Flight MH370 from disappearing without a trace?
Hagfish Slime Fashion

Hagfish Slime Fashion

Scientists think hagfish slime could be the next eco-friendly, high-performance material.

Scientific American

How the Brain Purges Bad Memories

How the Brain Purges Bad Memories

A brain circuit has been found that allows us to forget fear and anxiety -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
How to Get to the Fourth Dimension

How to Get to the Fourth Dimension

A new book offers mathematical puzzles, such as fitting a coin through a hole that seems too small to accommodate it -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
Last-Ditch Plan Aims to Prevent Fir...

Last-Ditch Plan Aims to Prevent First Drought Extinction of Native Fish

The California drought threatens several of its native fish with extinction. Will the Sacramento River’s winter-run Chinook be the first to go? -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
Little Creatures of the Deep [Slide...

Little Creatures of the Deep [Slide Show]

A new robot successfully traps the larvae of exotic species living in the extremely deep ocean -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
Ugly Ducklings of the Universe Are ...

Ugly Ducklings of the Universe Are Born Like Stars

New evidence may settle the debate over whether brown dwarfs are super planets or mini stars -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
Search for Alien Life Ignites Battl...

Search for Alien Life Ignites Battle over Giant Telescope

Private funding for the Arecibo Observatory—the largest single-dish radio telescope in the world—may be a poison pill -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

Newscientist

Giant old galaxies, not Milky Ways,...

Giant old galaxies, not Milky Ways, are best for life to thrive

Looking at how quickly stars form can nail down the galaxies that should be best for life ? and our own doesn't come out on top
Brazil?s resettlement of farmers ha...

Brazil?s resettlement of farmers has driven Amazon deforestation

More than a million people have been given land in the Amazon area since the 1970s, causing 13.5 per cent of all deforestation there
Mix fish secretions with shrimp she...

Mix fish secretions with shrimp shells to make super sunscreen

The same chemicals that stop fish from getting sunburned have been used to make a super-effective sunscreen ? and it won't make you smell like seafood
Ebola vaccine success: Race is now ...

Ebola vaccine success: Race is now on to protect those at risk

It took just one year to test a vaccine to prove it works. Now, how soon can those who need it get jabs?
Cancer scare halts pioneering stem-...

Cancer scare halts pioneering stem-cell trial to cure blindness

The first ever trial of reprogrammed stem cells is put on hold while scientists investigate whether the procedure caused a potentially cancerous mutation
The cyber-mechanics who protect you...

The cyber-mechanics who protect your car from hackers

After coders remotely seized control of a Jeep on the highway, it's revealed that car companies are already doing some explorative hacking of their own

NY times.com Science

Op-Ed Contributors: Should We Charg...

Op-Ed Contributors: Should We Charge Patients for Medical Research?

It could subsidize promising experiments. But is it ethical?
Research Scientists to Use Network ...

Research Scientists to Use Network Much Faster Than Internet

The Pacific Research Platform will allow West Coast universities to connect on a high-speed network tens or hundreds of times faster than is typical now.
Howard W. Jones Jr., a Pioneer of R...

Howard W. Jones Jr., a Pioneer of Reproductive Medicine, Dies at 104

Dr. Jones opened the first sex-change clinic in an American hospital and helped achieve the first birth through in vitro fertilization in the United States.
Threat to Tiny Golden-Cheeked Warbl...

Threat to Tiny Golden-Cheeked Warbler Is Disputed in Texas

A showdown over a songbird?s status is part of a continuing national dialogue about the Endangered Species Act.
Tiny Birds, Big Drama: Inside the W...

Tiny Birds, Big Drama: Inside the World of the Birdmen of Queens

Hobbyists who stage speed-singing contests in city parks fear that federal agents lurk, eager to shut them down.
The New Old Age: ?Sex Never Dies,? ...

The New Old Age: ?Sex Never Dies,? but a Medicare Option for Older Men Does

On July 1, Medicare stopped covering vacuum erection pumps, the latest indication that sexual health among older adults is not taken seriously.

Science Daily

Affordable genetic diagnostic techn...

Affordable genetic diagnostic technique for target DNA analysis developed

A technique to analyze various target DNAs has been developed using an aptamer, a DNA fragment that can recognize and bind to a specific protein or enzyme.
Magnetism at nanoscale

Magnetism at nanoscale

As the demand grows for ever smaller, smarter electronics, so does the demand for understanding materials? behavior at ever smaller scales. Physicists are building a unique optical magnetometer to probe magnetism at the nano- and mesoscale.
Effects of spinach extract on satie...

Effects of spinach extract on satiety: Feel full, curb cravings

A new study examines how consuming the concentrated extract of thylakoids found in spinach can reduce hunger and cravings. Thylakoids encourage the release of satiety hormones, which is very beneficial in slowing down fat digestion.
New cancer marker identified; possi...

New cancer marker identified; possible therapeutic target for breast cancer

Basal-like breast cancer (BLBC) is an aggressive form of breast cancer and is often referred to as "triple negative," which means it is not responsive to the common medical therapeutics. BLBC is more likely to metastasize -- or spread to different areas of the body -- quicker and earlier, and is associated with a poor prognosis. A new way to detect - and perhaps treat -- this deadly form of breast cancer has now been found, scientists report.
Perfectionism linked to burnout at ...

Perfectionism linked to burnout at work, school and sports, research finds

Perfectionistic concerns have a positive relationship with overall burnout and symptoms of burnout, research has found. Perfectionistic concerns can create stress, interfere with relationships and more.
New insights on hurricane intensity...

New insights on hurricane intensity, pollution transport

As tropical storm Isaac was gaining momentum toward the Mississippi River in August 2012, researchers were dropping instruments from the sky above to study the ocean conditions beneath the storm. The newly published study showed how a downwelling of warm waters deepened the storm's fuel tank for a rapid intensification toward hurricane status. The results also revealed how hurricane-generated currents and ocean eddies can transport oil and other pollutants to coastal regions.

Eureka Alert

There may be a complex market livin...

There may be a complex market living in your gut

(Claremont Graduate University) Conventional theories used by economists for the past 150 years to explain how societies buy, sell, and trade goods and services may be able to unlock mysteries about the behavior of microbial life on earth, according to a study by researchers from Claremont Graduate University, Boston University, and Columbia University.
Tool helps public health agencies p...

Tool helps public health agencies prioritize health risks

(University of Missouri-Columbia) Public health agencies across the globe are challenged with preventing the spread of chronic diseases while dealing with limited funds and devastating budget cuts. Now, a researcher at the University of Missouri has applied the Public Health Index model, a tool he designed that has been adopted by the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services, to help the Brazilian government identify and prioritize health risks affecting its population.
NICU admissions increasing for norm...

NICU admissions increasing for normal birth weight and term infants, Dartmouth study finds

(Dartmouth College) Neonatal intensive care units were originally created for newborns who are extremely ill and/or underweight, but a Dartmouth study finds that NICU admission rates are increasing for newborns of all weights. In effect, NICUs are increasingly caring for normal, or near normal, birth weight and term infants.
UT Arlington College of Nursing ear...

UT Arlington College of Nursing earns coveted national Center of Excellence designation

(University of Texas at Arlington) UT Arlington's College of Nursing and Health Innovation has been named a Center of Excellence in Nursing Education by the National League for Nursing.
Perfectionism linked to burnout at ...

Perfectionism linked to burnout at work, school and sports, research finds

(Society for Personality and Social Psychology) New research has revealed that perfectionistic concerns have a positive relationship with overall burnout and symptoms of burnout. Perfectionistic concerns can create stress, interfere with relationships and more.
Connecting people and geology on vo...

Connecting people and geology on volcanoes

(Michigan Technological University) Luke Bowman, who received his Ph.D. from Michigan Tech this summer, gets to the heart of geohazards on the San Vicente Volcano in El Salvador.

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

Televised exorcism planned for Hall...

Televised exorcism planned for Halloween

Discovery's Destination America network will be broadcasting an exorcism live on television this year. The program, which will be called 'Exorcism: Li...
Rocky planet found 21 light years a...

Rocky planet found 21 light years away

Astronomers have discovered a planet that has been described as a 'potential gold mine of science data'. Hot on the heels of last month's discovery of...
Florida invaded by giant African la...

Florida invaded by giant African land snails

Authorities in Florida have been attempting to curb the recent influx of the world's largest gastropod. With shells measuring up to 18cm in length thi...
'100% effective' Ebola vaccine deve...

'100% effective' Ebola vaccine developed

Scientists have announced a breakthrough in the battle against Ebola in the form of a new vaccine. The deadly disease, which over the last two years h...
All eyes on the sky for tonight's b...

All eyes on the sky for tonight's blue moon

An infrequent astronomical phenomenon is due to appear tonight for the first time in three years. The event occurs when a full moon appears for a seco...
Aurora discovered outside our solar...

Aurora discovered outside our solar system

A glow similar to the Northern Lights has been picked up around a brown dwarf star 20 light years away. The discovery marks the first time that such ...

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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