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How to Cool a Planet With Extraterrestrial Dust

Thu, 19 Sep 2019 08:13:48 -0400

Extraterrestrial events -- the collision of faraway black holes, a comet slamming into Jupiter -- evoke wonder on Earth but rarely a sense of local urgency. By and large, what happens in outer space s....
Can you get cancer from tap water? New study says even 'safe' drinking water poses risk

Thu, 19 Sep 2019 11:21:57 -0400

An Environmental Working Group study suggests that 22 carcinogens found in tap water — including arsenic — could result in over 100,000 cancer cases.....
Contaminated tap water could lead to 100,000 cases of cancer in the US if people drink it their whole lives. Here's how worried you should be.

Thu, 19 Sep 2019 10:08:00 -0400

An Environmental Working Group study looked at the cumulative effect of multiple pollutants, including arsenic and radioactive contaminants.....
Post-menopausal women should monitor their cholesterol levels says new study

Thu, 19 Sep 2019 05:53:13 -0400

Australian researchers are advising post-menopausal women to keep an eye on their cholesterol, after finding that levels appear to increase after menopause. Carried out by researchers from the Austra....
Something killed 121 gray whales this summer. Scientists are scrambling to find out what

Wed, 18 Sep 2019 19:23:52 -0400

Something killed 121 gray whales this summer, and scientists struggle to find out what it was. Many were emaciated and appeared to be starving.....
This neutron star is 'almost too massive to exist,' Astronomers say in new study

Wed, 18 Sep 2019 18:04:28 -0400

Astronomers have measured a neutron star that is so massive it's "teetering on the edge of existence."....
US abortion rate is at its lowest, but restrictive laws aren't the likely cause, study says

Wed, 18 Sep 2019 13:41:06 -0400

A study says the number of abortions in the USA has fallen to the lowest level since 1973, citing a decrease in pregnancies.....
A lost 8th continent is hidden nearly 1,000 miles under Europe, new research shows. Scientists named it 'Greater Adria.'

Tue, 17 Sep 2019 19:37:42 -0400

Millions of years ago, the supercontinent Pangea broke up into land masses that became modern-day continents. One continent was buried under Europe.....
One in 16 American women forced into first sexual encounter: study

Tue, 17 Sep 2019 16:50:24 -0400

One in 16 American women were either forced or coerced into their first sexual encounter, according to a study investigating the long-term negative impacts of such "trauma" on women's health. In the ....
Black carbon from air pollution found in placentas: study

Tue, 17 Sep 2019 16:49:33 -0400

Black carbon particles typically emitted by vehicle exhaust and coal-fired power plants have been detected on the foetus-facing side of placentas, researchers said Tuesday. The concentration of parti....
Space Talent puts jobs at Blue Origin, SpaceX and elsewhere in one big database

Tue, 17 Sep 2019 13:43:48 -0400

Jeff Bezos' Blue Origin space venture and Elon Musk's SpaceX are often at odds, but there's at least one place where those two space-industry rivals are on the same page: the newly unveile....
Kanye West tried to build 'Star Wars'-inspired domes for the homeless, but LA officials just forced him to tear them down

Tue, 17 Sep 2019 08:40:00 -0400

Kanye West reportedly did not secure the necessary permits for the futuristic housing project he constructed on his property in Calabasas, California.....
A gas explosion ripped through a Russian lab storing deadly diseases like smallpox, anthrax, and Ebola

Tue, 17 Sep 2019 05:58:42 -0400

A gas cylinder at a major Russian research lab known as Vector exploded in a sanitary inspection room and caused a fire on Monday.....
New study finds that a vegan diet could boost gut microbes related to body weight and blood sugar control

Tue, 17 Sep 2019 05:53:22 -0400

A new small-scale study has found evidence to suggest that following a vegan diet could boost levels of the microbes in our gut, which are related to improvements in body weight, body composition and ....
Scientists slash the upper limit for the neutrino’s mysterious mass in half

Mon, 16 Sep 2019 22:10:21 -0400

Scientists from the University of Washington and other institutions around the world say they've reduced the upper limit for the mass of the neutrino by half. Thanks to findings from the Karlsruhe....
SpaceX wants to rearrange its Starlink satellites for faster broadband ramp-up

Mon, 16 Sep 2019 20:21:19 -0400

SpaceX is seeking approval from the Federal Communications Commission for changes in the spacing of its Starlink broadband satellites, in order to extend internet services to a wider swath of the Unit....
Haunting photos reveal what nuclear-disaster ghost towns look like years after being abandoned

Mon, 16 Sep 2019 19:14:00 -0400

Photos of abandoned nuclear ghost towns, like Namie, Japan, reveal abandoned cars and dilapidated buildings.....
A new image of a mysterious object careening toward our solar system strongly suggests it's the first comet from another star system

Mon, 16 Sep 2019 15:25:00 -0400

C/2019 Q4 is likely the first comet ever detected that came from another star system. Our clearest image of it shows its dust cloud and gas tail.....
Brad Pitt coaxes a thumbs-up for his ‘Ad Astra’ movie in hookup with space station

Mon, 16 Sep 2019 13:53:36 -0400

Imagine the taglines in the movie ads: "Really good" portrayal of zero-gravity! "Absolutely" better than George Clooney! There'd be some justification for Brad Pitt's space....
Study: Drug Dealers Slinging Steroids on Social Media

Mon, 16 Sep 2019 13:52:00 -0400

Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube are all hotspots for the illegal drug.....
Ocean heatwave known as 'The Blob' is warming up the West Coast – and endangering animals

Sun, 15 Sep 2019 15:14:29 -0400

'The Blob' covers an area of 4 million square miles, or three times the size of Alaska. It could result in the death of sea lions and salmon....
SESAME synchrotron sheds new light on Middle Eastern science, history and politics

Sun, 15 Sep 2019 14:30:46 -0400

GeekWire's Alan Boyle reports on a $90 million science project with a diplomatic twist in Jordan, one of the stops on this summer's Middle East science tour.  ALLAN, Jordan — For Israeli resea....
How Hitler Could Have Won World War II: Getting the Atomic Bomb First?

Sun, 15 Sep 2019 11:00:00 -0400

But it never happened. This is the reason why.....
In the event of a killer asteroid, volcanic apocalypse, or nuclear holocaust, mushrooms could save humanity from extinction

Sun, 15 Sep 2019 09:34:00 -0400

Human survivors of an apocalyptic catastrophe could start a new food system with mushrooms. The other food options might not be as appetizing.....
The Most Influential Scientist You May Never Have Heard Of

Sat, 14 Sep 2019 20:30:00 -0400

Throughout his life, Alexander von Humboldt sought out the world’s interconnections.....
Is Juul Making It Easy for Kids to Vape in School? New Study Suggests Yes

Sat, 14 Sep 2019 17:04:00 -0400

Young people may be vaping during school, a study of Twitter posts suggests.....
Speaking four or more languages could reduce the risk of dementia finds new study

Fri, 13 Sep 2019 11:02:13 -0400

New Canadian research has found that having a strong ability for learning languages may help to reduce an individual's risk of developing dementia. Carried out by researchers at the University of Wat....
One fifth of injured US cyclists were not wearing a helmet finds new study

Fri, 13 Sep 2019 09:45:42 -0400

A new large-scale US study has found that around one in five cyclists who are injured while on their bike are not wearing a helmet, with men and ethnic minorities the least likely to wear a cycle helm....
America Might Soon Have a New Way To Kill Russian or North Korean ICBMs

Fri, 13 Sep 2019 06:02:00 -0400

AI could be a game-changer.....
Could drinking tea boost brain health?

Fri, 13 Sep 2019 05:48:47 -0400

New research has found, for the first time, evidence to suggest that drinking tea could have a positive effect on the structure of the brain, possibly helping to protect against cognitive decline as w....
Bigelow Aerospace and NASA test earthly mockup of interplanetary space station

Thu, 12 Sep 2019 19:48:00 -0400

Bigelow Aerospace opened up its ground-based prototype for a space station module — or perhaps even a Mars transport habitat — for inspection today at its headquarters in North Las Vegas. The open hou....
Officials just confirmed 6 deaths and 380 cases of serious lung disease tied to vaping. Here are all the health risks you should know about.

Thu, 12 Sep 2019 18:34:00 -0400

Investigators don't know the cause and haven't identified a single common brand or drug across all of the cases. Here's what you need to know.....
NASA says a new comet is likely an 'interstellar visitor' from another star system — the second ever detected

Thu, 12 Sep 2019 17:10:00 -0400

If the comet-like object has interstellar origins, "it's the next best thing to sending a probe to a different solar system," one astronomer said.....
Preparing for a Space War, the Air Force Hardens Its Satellites

Thu, 12 Sep 2019 14:00:00 -0400

Russia and China are doing it too.....
Help wanted: U.S. government is seeking advice from quantum computing experts

Wed, 11 Sep 2019 22:41:58 -0400

The U.S. Department of Energy is looking for experts to guide the White House and federal agencies through the weird world of quantum information science. Today's solicitation seeks nominations to....
How Nine Days Underwater Helps Scientists Understand What Life on a Moon Base Will Be Like

Wed, 11 Sep 2019 21:30:00 -0400

These data should help NASA find ways that astronauts and aquanauts can improve physical and mental performance, while protecting the brain, in both genders during future undersea and deep space explo....
For the first time, a timeline reveals what happened in the minutes and hours after the asteroid crash that killed the dinosaurs

Wed, 11 Sep 2019 17:18:36 -0400

The dinosaurs' extinction was spurred by an asteroid that struck Earth. By studying the crater, scientists now know what happened after the impact.....
The mysterious spate of vape-related deaths and illnesses continues to grow, confounding experts. Here's what officials knew and when.

Wed, 11 Sep 2019 16:15:00 -0400

The CDC said there were 380 confirmed and probable cases of vape-related illnesses in 26 US states on Thursday. The illnesses have led to 6 deaths.....
More than 40,000 years ago, giant kangaroos roamed Australia. Their jaws were surprisingly similar to those of pandas, a new study found.

Wed, 11 Sep 2019 15:36:00 -0400

Extinct Australian kangaroos weighed more than 250 pounds and had powerful jaws to crunch through tough vegetation, much like today's giant pandas.....
After leading Mars rover missions, Steve Squyres joins Blue Origin as chief scientist

Wed, 11 Sep 2019 13:58:02 -0400

Just months after closing out the 15-year-long Opportunity rover mission on Mars, Cornell University astronomer Steve Squyres is taking advantage of a new opportunity: the post of chief scientist at A....
A Swedish scientist suggested the climate crisis could lead people to consider eating human flesh. It's not the first time a scientist has suggested the idea.

Wed, 11 Sep 2019 12:34:00 -0400

As our food supply faces more stress, behavioral scientist Magnus Söderlund said, humans might consider eating corpses.....
The most common cancer for men is still a mystery to science — but 9/11 first responders are giving researchers fresh clues

Wed, 11 Sep 2019 10:31:00 -0400

Prostate cancer is one of the deadliest that men in the US get. A new study of 9/11 first responders with prostate cancers shows how it may evolve.....
This 9/11 first responder had his family’s DNA tattooed into his skin so that he's never alone while undergoing chemotherapy

Wed, 11 Sep 2019 10:09:00 -0400

Former NYPD officer Johnny Walker is dealing with stage 4 colon cancer after responding to the call on September 11, 2001.....
A newly identified electric eel species has the strongest shock of any living creature, study says

Wed, 11 Sep 2019 07:59:47 -0400

A study published Tuesday identifies a total of three unique electric eel species that descended from one common ancestor millions of years ago.....
The safest bet for space settlers? Would you believe it’s inside Mars’ moon Deimos?

Wed, 11 Sep 2019 02:28:05 -0400

The smaller of Mars' two moons, Deimos, was named after the Greek god of terror — but the way former NASA flight surgeon Jim Logan sees it, Deimos could be a comfort zone for space settlers. "....
Indian Moon Probe’s Failure Won’t Stop an Asian Space Race that Threatens Regional Security

Wed, 11 Sep 2019 01:30:00 -0400

India’s launch vehicle carrying Chandrayaan-2 lifted off from Sriharikota, India, in late July 2019.....
Surveying Archaeologists Across the Globe Reveals Deeper and More Widespread Roots of the Human Age, the Anthropocene

Tue, 10 Sep 2019 22:30:00 -0400

People have been modifying Earth – as in these rice terraces near Pokhara, Nepal – for millennia.....
Foot artists have finely-tuned 'toe-maps' in their brains

Tue, 10 Sep 2019 14:15:46 -0400

Artists who paint with their feet because they were born without arms have individualized areas of the brain assigned to each of their toes, a trait not found in handed people, scientists have reporte....
Carrying too much belly fat is strongly linked to diabetes and heart disease especially for women: study

Tue, 10 Sep 2019 11:19:59 -0400

A new large-scale European study has found that carrying visceral fat, which is the fat stored around the organs in the belly and around the intestines, appears to be a major risk factor for developin....
Treating high blood pressure could also slow down cognitive decline suggests new study

Tue, 10 Sep 2019 08:50:26 -0400

A preliminary new study has found that having high blood pressure later in life may speed up cognitive decline, but treating the condition may also help slow it down. The researchers interviewed each....