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

Soft soil makes Mexico City shake l...

Soft soil makes Mexico City shake like it was built on jelly

Soft soil makes Mexico City shake like it was built on jellySeismologists say Mexico City's dry lake bed of soft soil made the earthquake shaking worse


France's Macron at UN defends I...

France's Macron at UN defends Iran, climate deals

France's Macron at UN defends Iran, climate dealsFrench President Emmanuel Macron stood firm Tuesday that landmark agreements on Iran and climate change would not change as he gently nudged Donald Trump to return to the fold. Macron, like Trump appearing for the first time at the annual United Nations gathering of world leaders, met his US counterpart on Monday for their latest meeting -- which appeared to be friendly but did not bridge differences.


Puerto Rican astronaut affected by ...

Puerto Rican astronaut affected by double hurricanes

Puerto Rican astronaut affected by double hurricanesSpace station's Joe Acaba had home flooded by one hurricane, family's homeland hit by another


The Sex Trafficking Fight Could Tak...

The Sex Trafficking Fight Could Take Down a Bedrock Tech Law

The Sex Trafficking Fight Could Take Down a Bedrock Tech LawA new bill would change part of the Communications Decency Act, which protects site operators for content posted by others.


Convicted Charleston Church Killer ...

Convicted Charleston Church Killer Wants to Fire His 'Biological Enemy' Jewish and Indian Lawyers

Convicted Charleston Church Killer Wants to Fire His 'Biological Enemy' Jewish and Indian LawyersA white supremacist who was sentenced to death in the 2015 massacre of nine black worshippers has told a federal appeals court he wants to fire his appellate attorneys


New fight in California water wars:...

New fight in California water wars: How to update old system

New fight in California water wars: How to update old systemIn California's long-raging water wars, pitting north against south and farmer against city dweller, the one thing everybody agreed on Wednesday was that the outdated method of shipping water throughout ...


Physorg.com

Nest looks to shake up home securit...

Nest looks to shake up home security

Nest on Wednesday set out to shake up the home security market, unveiling an internet-age alarm system.
Germany on guard against election h...

Germany on guard against election hacks, fake news

As the clock ticks down to elections Sunday, Germany's cyber defence nervously hopes it'll be third time lucky after Russia was accused of meddling in the US and French votes.
Google to buy part of smartphone ma...

Google to buy part of smartphone maker HTC for $1.1 billion: Taiwan firm

Taiwan's struggling smartphone maker HTC said Thursday it was selling part of its smartphone business to US technology giant Google for $1.1 billion.
Nevada quake lab tests new bridge d...

Nevada quake lab tests new bridge design after Mexico quake

Scientists at a Nevada earthquake lab on Wednesday tested new bridge designs with connectors they say are innovative and created to better withstand violent temblors and speed reconstruction efforts after major quake damage.
Interview: Japan's emoji creator sa...

Interview: Japan's emoji creator saw nuance in pictures

The tiny smiley faces, hearts, knife-and-fork or clenched fist have become a global language for mobile phone messages. They are displayed in the Museum of Modern Art in New York. They star in a new Hollywood film.
Apple shares slip on smartwatch rev...

Apple shares slip on smartwatch reviews

Apple shares slipped Wednesday after mixed reviews of its latest smartwatch and amid concerns pre-orders of coming iPhone 8 models were lagging.

PBS

Why Worry About ICBMs?

Why Worry About ICBMs?

What are intercontinental ballistic missiles (ICBMs), and why are they so hard to shoot down?
Secrets of the Shining Knight

Secrets of the Shining Knight

Discover the world of medieval knights and see how their armor was made.
Why Did NASA Kill Cassini?

Why Did NASA Kill Cassini?

On September 15, 2017 NASA destroyed Cassini?on purpose. Why kill a multibillion-dollar spacecraft?
Cassini's Search For Life

Cassini's Search For Life

Is there life beyond Earth? The solar system's ocean worlds might be the most promising place to look.
Amazing Discoveries from Cassini

Amazing Discoveries from Cassini

Relive Cassini's greatest hits from its 13 years studying Saturn.
Saying Goodbye to Cassini

Saying Goodbye to Cassini

Cassini, a brave explorer that was dispatched to study a distant ringed world, has died.

Scientific American

Great Lakes Defenders Have a Shocki...

Great Lakes Defenders Have a Shocking Idea to Stave Off Invasive Carp

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has proposed electric and sound barriers to repel Asian carp approaching Lake Michigan 

-- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
A Challenge to the Textbooks on How...

A Challenge to the Textbooks on How We Learn about Our Surroundings

New experiments provide an alternative to a long-reigning theory of the way we form memories of experiences

-- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
Extended Adolescence: When 25 Is th...

Extended Adolescence: When 25 Is the New 18

It is a common grumble that children grow up too fast. No more. Teens are in no hurry to embrace the putative joys of adulthood

-- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
The Social Life of Opioids

The Social Life of Opioids

New studies strengthen ties between loss, pain and drug use

-- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
Trump Order Resurfaces Debate about...

Trump Order Resurfaces Debate about "Militarizing" Police

The White House lifted Obama’s ban on gear like tracked vehicles and grenade launchers, imposed after harsh police response to Ferguson protests

-- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
Cassini's "Grand Finale" Will Be a ...

Cassini's "Grand Finale" Will Be a Blaze of Glory

The Cassini orbiter will burn out, but its legacy won’t fade away

-- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

Newscientist

Hurricane Maria confirms dire warni...

Hurricane Maria confirms dire warnings for 2017 hurricane season

As Hurricane Maria continues to cause destruction, predictions that 2017 could be the worst hurricane season since 2010 are being borne out
Robots can hitch-hike on sharks tha...

Robots can hitch-hike on sharks thanks to ultrastrong sucker

A suction cup modelled on how a strange faeces-eater attaches to other fish can withstand a pull of 340 times its weight, letting robots ride sharks and whales
Handheld scanner divines how nutrit...

Handheld scanner divines how nutritious your food really is

Climate change and soil degradation are depleting the nutrients in crops, but now a scanner can analyse grain to help farmers mitigate problems as it grows
Why has a UK team genetically edite...

Why has a UK team genetically edited human embryos?

The aim of the work is to better understand embryonic development, rather than to see if genome editing could prevent diseases in children
Old fathers pass on more mutations ...

Old fathers pass on more mutations to kids than old mothers

A huge study of Icelanders suggests that older men pass on four times as many new mutations to their kids than women  
3D-printed alloys could lead to lig...

3D-printed alloys could lead to lighter planes that fly further

Modern aeroplanes are held together with thousands of rivets and fasteners. That could change soon, thanks to 3D-printed weldable alloys

NY times.com Science

Trilobites: Sea Turtles Appear to B...

Trilobites: Sea Turtles Appear to Be Bouncing Back Around the World

Researchers analyzed all existing public data of sea turtle nesting sites around the world and found a tale of ?cautionary optimism.?
Chemical Industry Ally Faces Critic...

Chemical Industry Ally Faces Critics in Bid for Top E.P.A. Post

Michael L. Dourson, who has long run a premier firm for the chemical industry, is set for a confirmation hearing before a Senate panel.
In Mexico, Weavers Embrace Natural ...

In Mexico, Weavers Embrace Natural Alternatives to Toxic Dyes

Concerned about the health impacts of textile chemicals, traditional artisans are producing vivid colors from crushed insects and forest plants.
Trilobites: Genes Color a Butterfly...

Trilobites: Genes Color a Butterfly?s Wings. Now Scientists Want to Do It Themselves.

In two new studies, researchers turned to DNA editing to learn how master genes shape the patterns and colors of butterfly wings.
By Degrees: The Real Unknown of Cli...

By Degrees: The Real Unknown of Climate Change: Our Behavior

Scientific predictions about Earth?s sensitivity to greenhouse gases have generally held up. But no one can predict how much more carbon pollution people will choose to pump out.
Cassini Vanishes Into Saturn, Its M...

Cassini Vanishes Into Saturn, Its Mission Celebrated and Mourned

Orbiting the ringed planet since 2004, the spacecraft solved some mysteries and made discoveries that upended our notions about the solar system.

Science Daily

Efforts to save sea turtles are a '...

Efforts to save sea turtles are a 'global conservation success story'

A new study of the world's seven sea turtle species provides evidence that their numbers are growing overall (unlike many endangered vertebrates), thanks to years of conservation efforts that have played a key role in sea turtle recovery -- even for small sea turtle populations.
Mathematics predicts a sixth mass e...

Mathematics predicts a sixth mass extinction

Scientists have analyzed significant changes in the carbon cycle over the last 540 million years, including the five mass extinction events. They have identified 'thresholds of catastrophe' in the carbon cycle that, if exceeded, would lead to an unstable environment, and ultimately, mass extinction.
One e-cigarette with nicotine leads...

One e-cigarette with nicotine leads to adrenaline changes in nonsmokers' hearts

Electronic cigarettes have been touted as both a safer alternative for smokers and as an effective way for people to gradually quit smoking altogether. But a new study shows that nicotine inhaled from e-cigarettes can greatly increase a person's heart rate and aggravate the sympathetic nervous system.
3-D analysis of dog fossils sheds l...

3-D analysis of dog fossils sheds light on domestication debate

In an effort to settle the debate about the origin of dog domestication, a technique that uses 3-D scans of fossils is helping researchers determine the difference between dogs and wolves.
Protected waters foster resurgence ...

Protected waters foster resurgence of West Coast rockfish

West Coast rockfish species in deep collapse only 20 years ago have multiplied rapidly in large marine protected areas off Southern California, likely seeding surrounding waters with enough offspring to offer promise of renewed fishing, a new study has found.
Unique type of object discovered in...

Unique type of object discovered in our solar system

Astronomers have observed the intriguing characteristics of an unusual type of object in the asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter: two asteroids orbiting each other and exhibiting comet-like features, including a bright coma and a long tail. This is the first known binary asteroid also classified as a comet.

Eureka Alert

Many YouTube videos glorify alcohol

Many YouTube videos glorify alcohol

(Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs) YouTube videos featuring alcohol are heavily viewed and nearly always promote the 'fun' side of drinking. That's the finding of a study in September issue of the Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs.
Zip to industry: A first-year corpo...

Zip to industry: A first-year corporate-STEM connection program

(University of Akron) The University of Akron (UA) received an NSF grant of $450,000 to create a cross-college retention project aimed to place at-risk, first-year STEM students into paid job-shadowing experiences to explore various STEM fields. The students will shadow current UA STEM students who are already on co-ops/internships with local and regional employers. The project provides an opportunity for research on how job shadowing impacts student retention in STEM during the first year of college.
Latest health reform proposal jeopa...

Latest health reform proposal jeopardizes care for us all as we age

(American Geriatrics Society) Graham-Cassidy bill - newest proposal in a line of legislation to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act will harm access to key health services for older Americans, families, caregivers, and healthcare professionals.
Shedding light on brain activity

Shedding light on brain activity

(University of California - Santa Barbara) UCSB is named a National Science Foundation Neurotechnology Hub for optical brain imaging
University researchers awarded gran...

University researchers awarded grant for non-invasive system to detect atrial fibrillation

(Rochester Institute of Technology) A team of engineers and clinicians at Rochester Institute of Technology and the University of Rochester Medical Center received a grant from the National Institutes of Health to develop a non-contact, video recording technology to detect the presence of atrial fibrillation.
Communication key to preventing spr...

Communication key to preventing spread of drug-resistant bacteria

(Oregon State University) Communication breakdowns between care facilities can pave the way for outbreaks of infection, according to research on the spread of an extensively drug-resistant bacterium.

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

550 million-year-old creature myste...

550 million-year-old creature mystery solved

Scientists believe that they have finally worked out what type of creature 'Dickinsonia' actually was. Resembling a strange cross between a fungus, a ...
Porpoise unearthed in medieval grav...

Porpoise unearthed in medieval graveyard

A recent archaeological dig near Guernsey has yielded something rather unexpected - a porpoise skeleton. When Oxford University's Philip de Jersey and...
Mystery surrounds flushed money in ...

Mystery surrounds flushed money in Geneva

An unknown individual has been flushing thousands of euros down the toilet and nobody knows why. Authorities in Switzerland have been left scratching ...
'Octopus city' found off coast of A...

'Octopus city' found off coast of Australia

Members of the gloomy octopus species have created their own underwater settlement dubbed 'Octlantis'. Situated in Jervis Bay on the coastline of east...
60 ancient shipwrecks found in the ...

60 ancient shipwrecks found in the Black Sea

Marine archaeologists unexpectedly stumbled across a goldmine of shipwrecks during a recent expedition. The wrecks, which include vessels from the Rom...
Italian supervolcano's magma source...

Italian supervolcano's magma source found

Scientists have discovered evidence of a 'hot zone' feeding a supervolcano in southern Italy. Known as Campi Flegrei, the volcanic caldera situated to...

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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