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|Supply ship named for John Glenn arrives at space station|
|Sat, 22 Apr 2017 13:23:28 -0400|
|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|
|A Transgender Surgical Journey|
|Fri, 21 Apr 2017 21:16:15 -0400|
|Icelandic language at risk; robots, computers can't grasp it|
|Sat, 22 Apr 2017 11:48:29 -0400|
|Elon Musk Wants To Link Human Brains With Computers With His New Company, Neuralink|
|Fri, 21 Apr 2017 12:46:48 -0400|
|Study: Whale and boat collisions may be more common|
|Sun, 23 Apr 2017 08:36:55 -0400|
|The new Oprah movie about Henrietta Lacks reopens a big scientific debate|
|Sat, 22 Apr 2017 16:23:50 -0400|
Henrietta 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|
Have 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|
A 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|
|London joins 500 cities and hosts a March for Science to celebrate knowledge|
|Sat, 22 Apr 2017 10:41:44 -0400|
Scientists 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|
|Should social media networks do more to police content?|
|Sat, 22 Apr 2017 00:10:40 -0400|
|Meet Steve, The Mysterious Aurora In Earth’s Sky|
|Fri, 21 Apr 2017 13:56:01 -0400|
|Federal funding for basic research led to the gene-editing revolution. Don’t cut it.|
|Sat, 22 Apr 2017 08:30:02 -0400|
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|
Philosopher, 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|
Ancient 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|
Few 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|
|Scientists Are Discovering How the Power of Suggestion Works on the Brain|
|Fri, 21 Apr 2017 14:20:32 -0400|
|Science Fact or Fiction? 10 Space Myths From Movies and TV|
|Sat, 22 Apr 2017 23:52:00 -0400|