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Is Masdar City a ghost town or a green lab?Environment
Tour Abu Dhabi’s ambitious, and incomplete, eco-utopia.It’s not quite a mirage, but it is a work-in-progress: Masdar City, the most ambitious—and expensive—urban planning experiment on the planet today.In photos: a rare glimpse inside the heart of a quantum computerTechnology
Inside the lab where computing makes a quantum leap.For decades, the promise of quantum computing has tickled the neurons of drug-makers, spies, and tech CEOs.How to log into your computer with your fingerprint or faceDIY
Upgrade to biometric security.Your phone isn't the only device that accepts a fingerprint log-in. Your computer will also let you verify your identity with your finger or even your face.You’d have to give birth to a 30-pound baby to truly know how a kiwi bird feelsAnimals
If it looks like a fruit and acts like a mammal, what is it?Kiwis are as un-bird-like as you can get while still being a nationally treasured bird. And they lay unbelievably large eggs. Check out this x-ray image showing an egg…It's rude to ask a galaxy's age. Luckily, its shape offers a clue.Space
Younger galaxies appear flatter than their more well-rounded eldersPrevious research suggested the 3-D shape of a galaxy may hold important hints about its history. Now astrophysicists find these shapes may reveal clues about the age of…New poop sample analysis reveals interspecies monkey romanceAnimals
The hybrid kids are alright.In 1994, when Kate Detwiler rode the bus to her research site in Gombe National Park, what she was going to observe wasn’t part of the mainstream scientific discourse.Proving precognition, programming a screenwriter, and other tales from the fieldScience
Scientists share their favorite stories.When one crow sees another dead on the ground, it caws an alarm. Then others—five to six on average, but in rare cases as many as 60—fly in and perch on branches,…Last week in tech: A robot ate my iPhoneTechnology
Apple's new recycling bot, Nike's new 3D-printed shoe, and Chrome finally shuts up auto-play videos.Be sure to download the latest edition of the Last Week in Tech podcast!
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Record concentration of microplastic in Arctic sea iceExperts have recently found higher amounts of microplastic in arctic sea ice than ever before. However, the majority of particles were microscopically small.Soccer heading -- not collisions -- cognitively impairs playersWorse cognitive function in soccer players stems mainly from frequent ball heading rather than unintentional head impacts due to collisions, researchers have found. The findings suggest that efforts to reduce long-term brain injuries may be focusing too narrowly on preventing accidental head collisions.Collapse of the Atlantic Ocean heat transport might lead to hot European summersSevere winters combined with heat waves and droughts during summer in Europe. Those were the consequences as the Atlantic Ocean heat transport nearly collapsed 12,000 years ago. The same situation might occur today.Cheap 3-D printer can produce self-folding materialsResearchers have used an inexpensive 3-D printer to produce flat plastic items that, when heated, fold themselves into predetermined shapes, such as a rose, a boat or even a bunny. These self-folding plastic objects represent a first step toward products such as flat-pack furniture that assume their final shapes with the help of a heat gun.Children are as fit as endurance athletesResearchers discover how young children seem to run around all day without getting tired: their muscles resist fatigue and recover in the same way as elite endurance athletes. The study, which compared energy output and post-exercise recovery rates of young boys, untrained adults and endurance athletes, can be used to develop athletic potential in children and improve our knowledge of how disease risk, such as diabetes, increases as our bodies change from childhood to adulthood.Did last ice age affect breastfeeding in Native Americans?Biologists have been puzzled by the evolutionary adaptation behind a common tooth trait of northern Asians and Native Americans: shovel-shaped incisors. An analysis of archeological specimens shows that nearly 100 percent of early Native Americans had shoveled incisors, and genetic evidence pinpoints the selection to the Beringian standstill 20,000 years ago. One researcher proposes that a trait linked to shoveling, mammary duct growth, was selected to provide vitamin D and fat to infants.Swirling liquids work similarly to bitcoinThe physics involved with stirring a liquid operate the same way as the mathematical functions that secure digital information. This parallel could help in developing even more secure ways of protecting digital information.Found: A new form of DNA in our cellsIn a world first, researchers have identified a new DNA structure -- called the i-motif -- inside cells. A twisted 'knot' of DNA, the i-motif has never before been directly seen inside living cells.
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Where the wild tales are: how stories teach kids to nurture nature
Where the wild tales are: how stories teach kids to nurture nature
Where the wild tales are: how stories teach kids to nurture nature, Published online: 24 April 2018; doi:10.1038/d41586-018-04932-5S. F. Said explores a study on children’s books as preparation for planetary crises.Kids beat elite runners in fitness tests
Kids beat elite runners in fitness tests
Kids beat elite runners in fitness tests, Published online: 24 April 2018; doi:10.1038/d41586-018-04961-0Children can surpass competitive athletes on assessments of exercise-induced fatigue.Is ‘friendly fire’ in the brain provoking Alzheimer’s disease?
Is ‘friendly fire’ in the brain provoking Alzheimer’s disease?
Is ‘friendly fire’ in the brain provoking Alzheimer’s disease?, Published online: 24 April 2018; doi:10.1038/d41586-018-04930-7Scientists want to combat dementia and neurodegeneration by keeping the brain’s immune system from going rogue.Why a sweaty workout dampens appetite
Why a sweaty workout dampens appetite
Why a sweaty workout dampens appetite, Published online: 24 April 2018; doi:10.1038/d41586-018-04959-8A rise in body temperature directly affects brain cells that regulate eating.US government considers charging for popular Earth-observing data
US government considers charging for popular Earth-observing data
US government considers charging for popular Earth-observing data, Published online: 24 April 2018; doi:10.1038/d41586-018-04874-yImages from Landsat satellites and agricultural-survey programme are freely available to scientists — but for how long?A visceral history of dinosaurs, the world through the nose of a dog and the psychological secrets of the plot twist: Books in brief
A visceral history of dinosaurs, the world through the nose of a dog and the psychological secrets of the plot twist: Books in brief
A visceral history of dinosaurs, the world through the nose of a dog and the psychological secrets of the plot twist: Books in brief, Published online: 24 April 2018; doi:10.1038/d41586-018-04933-4Barbara Kiser reviews five of the week’s best science picks.Rent increase hits Europe’s drug regulator before Brexit move
Rent increase hits Europe’s drug regulator before Brexit move
Rent increase hits Europe’s drug regulator before Brexit move, Published online: 24 April 2018; doi:10.1038/d41586-018-04917-4With a move from London to Amsterdam less than a year away, the European Medicines Agency is facing uncertainty.50 & 100 years ago
50 & 100 years ago
50 & 100 years ago, Published online: 24 April 2018; doi:10.1038/d41586-018-04912-950 & 100 years ago
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If We’re Searching for Earth 2.0, Would We Know It When We Find It?
In the past few decades, there has been an explosion in the number of extra-solar planets that have been discovered. As of April 1st, 2018, a total of 3,758 exoplanets have been confirmed in 2,808 systems, with 627 systems having more than one planet. In addition to expanding our knowledge of the Universe, the purpose […]
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Welcome to the 558th Carnival of Space! The Carnival is a community of space science and astronomy writers and bloggers, who submit their best work each week for your benefit. We have a fantastic roundup today, so now, on to this week’s stories! First up, over at Blasting News, we learn that as the Google […]
The post Carnival of Space #558 appeared first on Universe Today.The DARKNESS Instrument Will Block Stars and Reveal Their Planets. 100 Million Times Fainter than the Star
An international team of scientists has developed the DARKNESS camera, which will allow astronomers to directly study planets around nearby stars.
The post The DARKNESS Instrument Will Block Stars and Reveal Their Planets. 100 Million Times Fainter than the Star appeared first on Universe Today.Did You Know the Earth Has a Second Magnetic Field? Its Oceans
The ESA's Swarm satellites recently began monitoring Earth's oceans to determine how they contribute to Earth's magnetic field
The post Did You Know the Earth Has a Second Magnetic Field? Its Oceans appeared first on Universe Today.The Challenges of an Alien Spaceflight Program: Escaping Super Earths and Red Dwarf Stars
According to two new papers submitted by a Harvard Professor and an independent scientists, extra-terrestrials might have a hard time getting out into space.
The post The Challenges of an Alien Spaceflight Program: Escaping Super Earths and Red Dwarf Stars appeared first on Universe Today.This Meteorite is One of the Few Remnants from a Lost Planet that was Destroyed Long Ago
A new study provides evidence of a so-called lost planet that was formed in the early days of the Solar System, and subsequently destroyed in a collision.
The post This Meteorite is One of the Few Remnants from a Lost Planet that was Destroyed Long Ago appeared first on Universe Today.Musk Says that SpaceX will use a Giant Party Balloon to Bring an Upper Stage Back. Wait, what?
Elon Musks hints in a tweet that SpaceX wants to use "giant party balloons" to retrieve upper stage rockets.
The post Musk Says that SpaceX will use a Giant Party Balloon to Bring an Upper Stage Back. Wait, what? appeared first on Universe Today.Weekly Space Hangout: April 18, 2018: Kevin Gill: Art and Science from Juno and MRO
Hosts: Fraser Cain (universetoday.com / @fcain) Dr. Paul M. Sutter (pmsutter.com / @PaulMattSutter) Dr. Kimberly Cartier (KimberlyCartier.org / @AstroKimCartier ) Dr. Morgan Rehnberg (MorganRehnberg.com / @MorganRehnberg & ChartYourWorld.org) Special Guests: Kevin Gill is a software engineer, planetary and climate data wrangler, and a science data visualization artist. Kevin will be discussing his work with Juno […]
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Kakeibo: a life-changing method for saving moneyThis Japanese approach to managing household spending may be over 100 years old, but it's as relevant as ever.6 reasons to remove your shoes insideFrom harboring hitchhiking bacteria to tracking in toxins, here’s why you may want to leave your kicks at the door.Vancouver’s Mobi bike share system is just weirdI wish them luck but there are a lot of complications.Warmshowers connects tired cyclists with local hospitalityIt's kind of like couch-surfing, but only for people on bicycles.Multifunctional shed has rooftop terrace & hidden roll-out kitchenThis shed packs it all in -- workspace, guesthouse, storage, seating, rooftop terrace and even a concealed kitchen.The curious link between coal and the future of energyAn organism that grows larger than a blue whale ended the era of coal but could fuel the futureYes! Coffee shop chain bans disposable coffee cupsThis is a brave move for a company that makes its money selling coffee.Mass Timber is in for massive changeWe talk a lot about the wonders of wood construction but really, the industry is just getting started.
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Amazing GIF shows dust and cosmic rays raining down on comet 67PCosmic rays, dust and stars swirl above a rocky cliff on the comet 67P. The images that make up this cool GIF were taken in 2016 by ESA's Rosetta spacecraftAlmost 1500 bird species face extinction and we’re to blameOne-eighth of the world’s 11,000 bird species are now threatened, and in most cases farming is the biggest threat thanks to our increasingly meat-rich dietsWar veteran gets world’s first penis and scrotum transplantA man in the US who was injured by an exploding bomb in Afghanistan has become the first to receive a combined penis and scrotum transplantWe need hope, not eulogies, for the Great Barrier ReefWriting obituaries for the world’s greatest coral reef is attention-grabbing but scientifically wrong and ethically irresponsibleAnts build a medieval ‘torture rack’ to catch grasshoppersA species of tropical ant builds traps on tree trunks that allow them to catch prey almost fifty times their size, by biting their legs and spread-eagling them on the tree surfaceWhy the hockey stick graph will always be climate science’s iconTwo decades after it was first published, the chart linking carbon emissions and global warming is as relevant as ever, says Olive HeffernanOxygen may have helped complex life arise a billion years earlyEarth’s air suddenly got a lot more oxygen around 1.6 billion years ago and that could have triggered the evolution of large multicellular organismsFinger-prick test reveals fetus’s sex in the first trimesterWomen can now find out whether they are having a boy or a girl using a single drop of blood as soon as they are eight weeks pregnant
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Man Bit by Shark, Bear, and Snake Had Odds of 893 Quadrillion to OneOutdoor enthusiast Dylan McWilliams has had a rough few years, but he isn't turning his back on nature.National Geographic Wins First-Ever ‘Media Company of the Year’ WebbyNational Geographic’s prowess across platforms—particularly in virtual reality—helped it achieve the inaugural title.Mysterious Arctic Ice Holes Baffle ScientistsWere these strange features caused by melting ice, seals, or something else?These 'Indestructible' Animals Would Survive a Planet-Wide ApocalypseEven the most catastrophic astrophysical events couldn’t wipe out the hardy tardigrade, researchers report.How an Obsession With Rare Bird Feathers Turned CriminalIn a bizarre heist, a young musician broke into the British Natural History Museum at Tring to steal exotic birds.How You Can Participate in Earth DayFrom grassroots to global, these initiatives aim to counter our most pressing environmental issues.5 Times People Used Trees to Change the WorldThese people have used trees to fight climate change, help with diplomacy, and save their island.How the Environment Has Changed Since the First Earth DayWhen the first Earth Day was held in 1970, pesticides were killing bald eagles, and soot was darkening the sky. Now, habitat loss and climate change are imperiling the planet.
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Five Things to Know About NASA's New Planet-Hunting SatelliteTESS will scan the skies in search of the next crop of exoplanetsMovie Theaters Will Be Legal in Saudi Arabia Again After 35 Years'Black Panther' will be the first movie to be screened to mark the reopening of the country's cinemasA Statue of a Doctor Who Experimented on Enslaved People Was Removed From Central ParkThe discussion over the memorialization of James Marion Sims offers the opportunity to remember his victimsWhere to See the Fabled Fabergé Imperial Easter EggsRemnants of a vanished past, Fabergé Easter eggs live on in museums and collections across the worldU.S. Capitol’s Statuary Hall Collection Will Get Its First State-Commissioned Statue of a Black AmericanA statue of educator and civil rights activist Mary McLeod Bethune will replace a statue of a Confederate generalSan Francisco Votes to Remove Statue with Racist Depiction of Native AmericansThe monument shows a Mexican vaquero and Franciscan monk towering over a Native American manSearch Continues for Last American Slave Ship After Recent Wreck Ruled OutThe Clotilda illegally transported 110 enslaved people from present-day Benin to Alabama more than 50 years after the U.S. outlawed the slave trade
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Though often forgotten, the placenta has a huge role in baby’s healthRecent research in mice suggests that a lot of early problems in the embryo may actually have roots in the placenta.Uranus smells like rotten eggsPlanetary scientists detected hydrogen sulfide in Uranus’ upper clouds — the same compound that gives rotten eggs their terrible smell.Young galaxies are flat, but old ones are more blobbyA survey of hundreds of star systems precisely links the shape of a galaxy to the ages of its stars.Informed wisdom trumps rigid rules when it comes to medical evidenceNarrative reviews of medical evidence offer benefits that the supposedly superior systematic approach can’t.Cicadas on different schedules can hybridizeA new genetic study suggests that cicadas that emerge every 17 years have swapped genetic material with those that emerge every 13 years.Closing the gender gap in some science fields may take over 100 yearsIn some STEM fields, the gender gap won’t disappear for decades or even centuries, a new study suggests.Heat waves are roasting reefs, but some corals may be resilientThe latest research on coral reefs clarifies the devastation of heat waves and looks at how coral might be able to adapt to warming waters.Celebrity names now mark places on Pluto’s moon CharonPluto’s largest moon, Charon, now has 12 new names for its topological features.
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Is "Friendly Fire" in the Brain Provoking Alzheimer's Disease?Scientists want to combat dementia and neurodegeneration by keeping the brain’s immune system from going rogue -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.comWhy Are Some E. Coli Strains Deadly While Others Live Peacefully in Our Bodies?You have a variety of strains of E. coli in your intestine, including one that’s busy making the antioxidant vitamin K crucial for your and its survival -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.comEPA Declares Biomass Plants Carbon Neutral, Amid Scientific DisagreementAgency argues that the nation’s forests compensate for carbon released from burning wood -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.comTo Make Autonomous Vehicles Safe, We Have to Rethink "Autonomous" and "Safe"Coming generations of AVs won’t be risk-free in all circumstances, but that’s not necessarily a bad thing -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.comWhy Too Much Experience Can BackfireSometimes expertise gets in the way of making the right call -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.comThe Faulty and Dangerous Logic of Missile Defense-- Read more on ScientificAmerican.comStellar Effort: Chart of the Milky Way Includes More Than 1 Billion StarsThe second data set release from Europe’s Gaia mission could provide clues to the galaxy’s past and future -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.comBees Have a Goldilocks Lawn Mow ScheduleLawns mowed every two weeks hosted more bees than lawns mowed every three weeks. Jason G. Goldman reports. -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Vice President Pence Swears in New NASA Administrator Jim BridenstineJim Bridenstine officially took office as the 13th administrator of NASA Monday after he was given the oath of office by Vice President Mike Pence at the agency’s headquarters in Washington.Vice President Pence to Swear in New Agency Administrator; Airing on NASA TelevisionVice President Mike Pence will swear in Jim Bridenstine as NASA’s new administrator at 2:30 p.m. EDT Monday, April 23, at the agency’s headquarters in Washington. The ceremony will air live on NASA Television and the agency’s website.NASA Invites Media to Swearing-In of New Agency AdministratorMedia are invited to see Vice President Mike Pence swear in Jim Bridenstine as NASA’s new administrator at 2:30 p.m. EDT Monday, April 23, at the agency’s headquarters in Washington. The ceremony will air live on NASA Television and the agency’s website.NASA Awards Construction Contract for Instrument Development FacilityNASA has awarded a contract to the Manhattan Construction Company, of Arlington Virginia, for the construction of the Instrument Development Facility at the agency’s Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland.NASA Astronauts on Space Station to Speak with Students from Florida, TexasStudents from Coral Gables, Florida, and the Texas Gulf Coast will talk with astronauts aboard the International Space Station next week as part of NASA’s Year of Education on Station.Statements on Jim Bridenstine’s Senate Confirmation as NASA AdministratorThe following are statements from Rep. Jim Bridenstine and acting NASA Administrator Robert Lightfoot on Thursday’s U.S. Senate confirmation of Bridenstine as the 13th Administrator for the National Aeronautics and Space Administration:NASA Planet Hunter on Its Way to OrbitNASA’s Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) has launched on the first-of-its-kind mission to find worlds beyond our solar system, including some that could support life.NASA to Discuss Demonstration of New Space Exploration Power SystemMedia are invited to attend a news conference at NASA’s Glenn Research Center in Cleveland at 9:15 a.m. EDT Wednesday, May 2, to discuss a recent experiment to demonstrate a new nuclear reactor power system designed for space.
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ESA teams ready for space
Tomorrow’s launch of Sentinel-3B will complete the Sentinel-3 constellation and represents the culmination of months of training to fly Europe’s latest Copernicus satellite.Space smash: simulating when satellites collide
Satellites orbiting Earth are moving at many kilometres per second – so what happens when their paths cross? Satellite collisions are rare, and their consequences poorly understood, so a new project seeks to simulate them, for better forecasting of future space debris.Sentinel-3B on launch pad
The next Sentinel satellite for Europe’s environmental monitoring Copernicus programme is poised for liftoff from the Plesetsk cosmodrome in northern Russia.Walking on the Moon – underwater
It’s one of the deepest ‘swimming pools’ in Europe, but for three years has been helping preparations for a human return to the Moon. ESA’s Neutral Buoyancy Facility at the European Astronaut Centre has been the site of the ‘Moondive’ study, using specially weighted spacesuits to simulate lunar gravity, which is just one sixth that of Earth.Storm hunter in position
The Atmosphere-Space Interactions Monitor, also known as the Space Storm Hunter, was installed today outside the European space laboratory Columbus.Mars impact crater or supervolcano?
These images from ESA’s Mars Express show a crater named Ismenia Patera on the Red Planet. Its origin remains uncertain: did a meteorite smash into the surface or could it be the remnants of a supervolcano?Top tomatoes thanks to Mars missions
Next time you eat a tomato or sweet pepper, take a closer look, because there’s a good chance that its healthy appearance is thanks to one of US President Barack Obama’s speeches and ESA research for sending people on long space missions.Mars Express v2.0
Every so often, your smartphone or tablet receives new software to improve its functionality and extend its life. Now, ESA’s Mars Express is getting a fresh install, delivered across over 150 million km of space.