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Supply ship named for John Glenn arrives at space station
Sat, 22 Apr 2017 13:23:28 -0400

Supply ship named for John Glenn arrives at space stationA supply ship bearing John Glenn's name has arrived at the International Space Station


There are 12,000-foot-tall Underwater Mountains off California’s Coast-and They Need Your Help
Fri, 21 Apr 2017 16:54:08 -0400

There are 12,000-foot-tall Underwater Mountains off California’s Coast-and They Need Your HelpDeep under the surface of the world’s oceans, thousands of seamounts provide vital habitats for marine life. Learn all about them-and how you can help protect them.


A Transgender Surgical Journey
Fri, 21 Apr 2017 21:16:15 -0400

A Transgender Surgical JourneyA patient and a provider share their personal stories.


Icelandic language at risk; robots, computers can't grasp it
Sat, 22 Apr 2017 11:48:29 -0400

Icelandic language at risk; robots, computers can't grasp itWhen an Icelander arrives at an office building and sees "Solarfri" posted, they need no further explanation for the empty premises: The word means "when staff get an unexpected afternoon ...


Elon Musk Wants To Link Human Brains With Computers With His New Company, Neuralink
Fri, 21 Apr 2017 12:46:48 -0400

Elon Musk Wants To Link Human Brains With Computers With His New Company, NeuralinkTesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk is now heading another company, Neuralink, which wants to connect human brains with computers.


Study: Whale and boat collisions may be more common
Sun, 23 Apr 2017 08:36:55 -0400

Study: Whale and boat collisions may be more commonA group of marine scientists says collisions of whales and boats off the New England coast may be more common than previously thought


The new Oprah movie about Henrietta Lacks reopens a big scientific debate
Sat, 22 Apr 2017 16:23:50 -0400

The new Oprah movie about Henrietta Lacks reopens a big scientific debateHenrietta Lacks — her fictional HBO character (left) and the real woman behind the cells that changed science. When you get surgery or have a mole removed, and there’s leftover tissue or blood, there’s a chance that it might not be discarded. This practice went on for decades without much controversy — until the bestselling book The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot came along in 2010.


Why people drink tomato juice on planes
Sun, 23 Apr 2017 05:00:00 -0400

Why people drink tomato juice on planesHave you ever noticed why tomato juice is such a popular drink on planes? There is a scientific reason behind it and it's all to do with the impact of cabin pressure on our senses. It’s about 30 percent more difficult to detect sweet and salty tastes, according to a 2010 study by the Fraunhofer Institute for Building Physics in Germany. In other words, at altitude, our sense of taste is dulled.


Belgium's 'fairytale' bluebell forest victim of own beauty
Fri, 21 Apr 2017 23:35:18 -0400

Belgium's 'fairytale' bluebell forest victim of own beautyA carpet of bluebells bursts into flower in Belgium in a wonder of the natural world -- but one that is at risk of being trampled by tourists drawn to its beauty. At the start of spring the tall beech trees are still bare enough to let enough sunlight reach the forest floor and allow the flowers to bloom. Huge swathes of the 555-hectare (1,370-acre) woodland are covered in millions of the delicate purple flowers for as far as the eye can see.


Lyrids 2017: When And How To See The Lyrids Meteor Shower
Fri, 21 Apr 2017 19:40:03 -0400

Lyrids 2017: When And How To See The Lyrids Meteor ShowerThe Lyrids meteor shower will be best visible this weekend.


London joins 500 cities and hosts a March for Science to celebrate knowledge
Sat, 22 Apr 2017 10:41:44 -0400

London joins 500 cities and hosts a March for Science to celebrate knowledgeScientists and their supporters, including celebrities such as Peter Capaldi, marched through London and around 500 other cities worldwide today (22 April) to celebrate Earth Day 2017 and the quest for knowledge. Many scientists, including climate change experts, fear the election of President Trump and the so-called post-truth era could undo many of the advances achieved by science. Scientists and academics across the world feel under attack, with the possibility of funding being withdrawn and their positions undermined, by a trending view encapsulated by Michael Gove's comment that the public has "had enough of experts".


The world’s largest X-ray laser is one step closer to completion
Fri, 21 Apr 2017 14:25:28 -0400

The world’s largest X-ray laser is one step closer to completionThe world’s largest x-ray laser is one step closer to completion after researchers at Germany’s Deutsches Elektronen-Synchrotron (DESY) announced they have passed a major milestone.


Should social media networks do more to police content?
Sat, 22 Apr 2017 00:10:40 -0400

Should social media networks do more to police content?Facebook vows to do better job


Meet Steve, The Mysterious Aurora In Earth’s Sky
Fri, 21 Apr 2017 13:56:01 -0400

Meet Steve, The Mysterious Aurora In Earth’s SkyMeet Steve, the purple streak of light that appears during the aurora borealis and, until recently, stumped astronomers.


Federal funding for basic research led to the gene-editing revolution. Don’t cut it.
Sat, 22 Apr 2017 08:30:02 -0400

Federal funding for basic research led to the gene-editing revolution. Don’t cut it.Call us naïve, but we believe — as an immunologist and biochemist attempting to perfect and deploy gene-editing advances to cure disease — that Democrats and Republicans alike can be united by a shared drive for scientific exploration and life-saving discoveries. Over the past century, American political leaders have encouraged young people to ask these fundamental questions, invested in their training to become scientists, and given them tools to translate questions into innovation. In these moments, whatever our politics, we all hope to reach for the most powerful medicines, which continue to result from the relentless pursuit of scientific knowledge.


'Genius' TV series shows drama of Albert Einstein's life
Fri, 21 Apr 2017 16:06:55 -0400

'Genius' TV series shows drama of Albert Einstein's lifePhilosopher, humanitarian and physicist Albert Einstein is the subject of new TV series "Genius," which delves into the drama and passion of the man who developed the theory of relativity and helped initiate the U.S. effort to build an atomic bomb. Executive producer Ron Howard told reporters at the TV show's launch at the Tribeca Film Festival that he had always been fascinated by Einstein. "But I never realized how many twists and turns and, you know, there were in his life, and how much drama there was," Howard said on Thursday.


Earth was hit with a devastating comet strike around 11,000 BC, ancient stone carvings reveal
Sat, 22 Apr 2017 06:36:26 -0400

Earth was hit with a devastating comet strike around 11,000 BC, ancient stone carvings revealAncient stone carvings, found in what is widely considered to be "the world's first temple", have revealed that the planet was likely hit with a devastating comet strike over 13,000 years ago. According to researchers, who analysed symbols on carvings found on a pillar called the Vulture Stone in Turkey's Göbekli Tepe temple, a swarm of comet fragments hit the Earth in around 11,000BC. Researchers suggest that the historical event may have sparked the rise of civilisation.


Get your Sagan on with these 37 awe-inspiring photos of the final frontier
Fri, 21 Apr 2017 19:45:13 -0400

Get your Sagan on with these 37 awe-inspiring photos of the final frontierFew things instill a sense of wonder quite like the final frontier. These 37 photographs show the beauty of Earth, our solar system, and far corners of the universe -- just in case you need to bring out your inner Carl Sagan.


Farming for the future: How one company uses big data to maximize yields and minimize impact
Fri, 21 Apr 2017 15:51:57 -0400

Farming for the future: How one company uses big data to maximize yields and minimize impactForis.io has a mission: Make farms more productive and protect the environment while doing it. With a combination of hardware and machine learning from IBM, Foris.io aims to change the way we farm.


Scientists Are Discovering How the Power of Suggestion Works on the Brain
Fri, 21 Apr 2017 14:20:32 -0400

Scientists Are Discovering How the Power of Suggestion Works on the BrainThis article was originally published on The Conversation. Read the original article.


Science Fact or Fiction? 10 Space Myths From Movies and TV
Sat, 22 Apr 2017 23:52:00 -0400

Science Fact or Fiction? 10 Space Myths From Movies and TVCountless films and TV series take place in space, but they're not always accurate. These are some of the most common fictional space myths.



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