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Neptune, Titan, Jupiter, and Pluto look gorgeous in these new photosSpace
A good week for space photographyAstronomers released some incredible images of our Solar System this week—let’s take a peek at some of the highlights.Here’s what you can do if your social media post gets taken downTechnology
You can appeal when your social media content gets taken down, but you need to know where to look.If you think your social media post shouldn't have been removed, you have options.This textile's twitching tendrils hint at a future of programmable materialsTechnology
Responsive environments. No robots needed.The Active Textile is the largest prototype in a new class of responsive materials developed by MIT’s Self-Assembly Lab in collaboration with Designtex and Steelcase.Five rad and random things I found this weekGadgets
The end-of-week dispatch from PopSci's commerce editor. Vol. 50.My job is to find cool stuff. Throughout the week I spend hours scouring the web for things that are ingenious or clever or ridiculously cheap.The truth behind 8 common misconceptions about drugsHealth
Your spine doesn't store LSD, and MDMA doesn’t put holes in your brain.Drugs, especially illegal ones, are notorious for their misinformation. Without a reliable knowledge base, users—from recreational ones to addicts—often rely on friends,…It's surprisingly easy for your headphones to damage your hearingDIY
Here's how to check.When the world gets too distracting, you crank up the volume on your headphones. But if you blast your music too loudly, you may permanently damage your hearing.Termites are nature’s most amazing skyscraper engineersAnimals
Their towers even have central air.Some termites build towers that put our biggest feats of engineering to shame, with internal structures that act as an extension of their own bodies.Geologists think there could be a quadrillion tons of diamonds inside our planetScience
But we’ll never get them out of the ground.In a new paper published this week, an international team of researchers estimates that about 1 to 2 percent of the Earth’s cratonic roots are made of diamond. That…
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Scientists reverse aging-associated skin wrinkles and hair loss in a mouse modelResearchers have reversed wrinkled skin and hair loss, hallmarks of aging, in a mouse model. When a mutation leading to mitochondrial dysfunction is induced, the mouse develops wrinkled skin and extensive, visible hair loss in a matter of weeks. When the mitochondrial function is restored by turning off the gene responsible for mitochondrial dysfunction, the mouse returns to smooth skin and thick fur, indistinguishable from a healthy mouse of the same age.Physics treasure hidden in a wallpaper patternAn international team of scientists has discovered a new, exotic form of insulating material with a metallic surface that could enable more efficient electronics or even quantum computing. The researchers developed a new method for analyzing existing chemical compounds that relies on the mathematical properties like symmetry that govern the repeating patterns seen in everyday wallpaper.Rapid cloud clearing phenomenon could provide another piece of climate puzzleResearchers have described rapid and dramatic clearing of low cloud cover off the southwest coast of Africa. This newly observed phenomenon could help climatologists understand how clouds affect Earth's heating and cooling.Discovery of kidney cancer driver could lead to new treatment strategyResearchers suggest that ZHX2 is a potential new therapeutic target for clear cell renal cell carcinoma, which is the most common type of kidney cancer.Deep-diving scientists say shallow reefs can't rely on twilight zone systems for recoveryA team of highly trained scientific divers explored Pacific and western Atlantic reefs to test a widely held hypothesis that climate-stressed life from shallow reefs can take refuge at mesophotic depths (100-500 feet beneath the ocean's surface). The results are clear: deep and shallow reefs are different systems with their own species, and deep reefs are just as threatened by climate impacts, storms, and pollution.Complete fly brain imaged at nanoscale resolutionScientists have taken detailed pictures of the entire brain of an adult female fruit fly using transmission electron microscopy.From cradle to grave: Factors that shaped evolutionThis study brings us closer to knowing the complex interactions between topography and climate change, and how these factors influence the evolutionary histories and biodiversity of species in natural ecosystems.Paralyzed mice with spinal cord injury made to walk againMost people with spinal cord injury are paralyzed from the injury site down, even when the cord isn't completely severed. Why don't the spared portions of the spinal cord keep working? Researchers now provide insight into why these nerve pathways remain quiet. They also show that a small-molecule compound, given systemically, can revive these circuits in paralyzed mice, restoring their ability to walk.
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Philippines sweetens deal for scientists who return home
Philippines sweetens deal for scientists who return home
Philippines sweetens deal for scientists who return home, Published online: 20 July 2018; doi:10.1038/d41586-018-05600-4The government is trying to bolster its research workforce but academics say more needs to be done to improve the sector.Eye evolution came easy for simple sea creatures
Eye evolution came easy for simple sea creatures
Eye evolution came easy for simple sea creatures, Published online: 20 July 2018; doi:10.1038/d41586-018-05755-0Family tree shows that jellies and their relatives evolved eyes independently at least eight times.Big Bang telescope finale marks end of an era in cosmology
Big Bang telescope finale marks end of an era in cosmology
Big Bang telescope finale marks end of an era in cosmology, Published online: 20 July 2018; doi:10.1038/d41586-018-05788-5With the end of Europe’s major Planck mission, researchers are moving to smaller projects studying different aspects of the cosmic microwave background.Medieval skeleton offers clues to bacterial killer’s origins
Medieval skeleton offers clues to bacterial killer’s origins
Medieval skeleton offers clues to bacterial killer’s origins, Published online: 19 July 2018; doi:10.1038/d41586-018-05784-9Deadly type of Salmonella that is now rare in Europe is found in ancient Norwegian remains.Dutch publishing giant cuts off researchers in Germany and Sweden
Dutch publishing giant cuts off researchers in Germany and Sweden
Dutch publishing giant cuts off researchers in Germany and Sweden, Published online: 19 July 2018; doi:10.1038/d41586-018-05754-1Negotiations with Elsevier have stalled over open-access deals.3D image reveals hidden neurons in fruit-fly brain
3D image reveals hidden neurons in fruit-fly brain
3D image reveals hidden neurons in fruit-fly brain, Published online: 19 July 2018; doi:10.1038/d41586-018-05782-xResearchers hope the data will speed the understanding of how the brain affects behaviour.Injections lead to big strides for paralysed mice
Injections lead to big strides for paralysed mice
Injections lead to big strides for paralysed mice, Published online: 19 July 2018; doi:10.1038/d41586-018-05778-7Rodents regain mobility after key neurons’ activity is dampened.Humans are altering seasonal climate cycles worldwide
Humans are altering seasonal climate cycles worldwide
Humans are altering seasonal climate cycles worldwide, Published online: 19 July 2018; doi:10.1038/d41586-018-05780-zNearly four decades of global temperature data collected by satellites reveal the atmospheric fingerprint of climate change.
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Twelve New Moons Discovered Around Jupiter, and One of Them is Pretty Odd!
A new study led by Scott S. Sheppard has discovered 12 more moons around Jupiter, which could scientists a great deal about the history of the Solar System.
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This week’s Carnival of Space is hosted by Brian Wang at his Next Big Future blog. Click here to read Carnival of Space #570 And if you’re interested in looking back, here’s an archive to all the past Carnivals of Space. If you’ve got a space-related blog, you should really join the carnival. Just email an entry […]
The post Carnival of Space #570 appeared first on Universe Today.NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope will Inspect the Atmospheres of Distant Gas Giants
When the James Webb Space Telescope is deployed, it will study and characterize the atmospheres of gas giants, with the eventual goal of focusing on potentially-habitable exoplanets.
The post NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope will Inspect the Atmospheres of Distant Gas Giants appeared first on Universe Today.Enter the Red Planet: Our Guide to Mars Opposition 2018
Have you been checking out Mars this season? Mars reaches opposition on July 27th at 5:00 Universal Time (UT) shining at magnitude -2.8 and appearing 24.3” across—nearly as large as it can appear, and the largest since the historic opposition of 2003. We won't have an opposition this favorable again until September 15th, 2035.
The post Enter the Red Planet: Our Guide to Mars Opposition 2018 appeared first on Universe Today.NASA’s Juno Mission Spots Another Possible Volcano on Jupiter’s Moon Io
Using data from the Juno spacecraft, a team of scientists found a heat source on Io that could be a previously-undiscovered volcano.
The post NASA’s Juno Mission Spots Another Possible Volcano on Jupiter’s Moon Io appeared first on Universe Today.How Fast is the Universe Expanding? Hubble and Gaia Team Up to Conduct the Most Accurate Measurements to Date
A new study used data from both Hubble and Gaia in order to obtain the most precise measurements of cosmic expansion to date.
The post How Fast is the Universe Expanding? Hubble and Gaia Team Up to Conduct the Most Accurate Measurements to Date appeared first on Universe Today.NASA Simulation Shows How Europa’s “Fossil Ocean” Rises to the Surface Over Time
A new study by a team from NASA JPL has shown how Europa's interior ocean rises to the surface slowly over time, creating "fossil material" on the surface.
The post NASA Simulation Shows How Europa’s “Fossil Ocean” Rises to the Surface Over Time appeared first on Universe Today.Juno Data Shows that Some of Jupiter’s Moons are Leaving “Footprints” in its Aurorae
According to a recent study by an international team of researchers, Jupiter's moons of Io and Ganymede leave "footprints" in the planets powerful aurorae.
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These immersive, glow-in-the-dark murals are for indoor stargazing (Video)Using a self-invented "multiluminous" painting process, this artist transforms ordinary rooms into starry environments.5 ways to make fruit cobbler without an ovenIt's win-win: you don't heat up the kitchen and you still get the best dessert ever.Are McMansions over, being replaced by McModerns?Traditional design can be the refuge of the marginally competent; With modern design, there is nowhere to hide.Should you raise your kids in an old house?Lead paint can be a problem, but let's not get carried away here.Project Learning Tree takes teaching outdoorsRemember staring out the window in math class as a kid? Or counting the minutes until spelling was over so you could go to recess? Project Learning Tree (PLT) embraces the fact that students would rather be outside than in ...Some thoughts on camping with childrenIt's not easy, but it's worth all the work. Just be ready for it.Our soaring love of meat is bad news for the planetThe average amount of meat consumed per person globally has nearly doubled in the past 50 years, a trend with terrible consequences for environment, scientists warn.No kids allowed to play in street, Canadian neighborhood decreesThe "war on fun" is playing out on Vancouver Island and epitomizes the absurd battle between powerful car-drivers and vulnerable pedestrians.
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Smart bandage sees when wound is infected and treats it automaticallyA high-tech bandage can keep an eye on chronic wounds by detecting infections and releasing medicationDeaths from liver disease have been rising since the financial crisisCirrhosis deaths were falling in the US until the financial crisis hit in 2008, but have sharply risen since then, especially among young peopleFirst snake found in amber is a baby from the age of the dinosaursAround 100 million years ago, this baby snake hatched on a tropical island in the Indian Ocean and then got stuck in resin oozing from a treeRobotic grabber catches squidgy deep sea animals without harming themThe deep sea is full of weird undiscovered creatures. A foldable robotic grabber captures them gently without causing damageThe death of 9-year-old girl may be a tipping point for air pollutionThe family of Ella Kissi-Debrah want an inquest to rule air pollution as the cause of her death, while other legal cases are challenging government inaction on dirty airDeepfakes won’t wreck politics this year even if politicians mightPolitical footage faked by AI is talked about as an imminent threat to US democracy. There are good reasons to think it's not a big problem yet, says Tim HwangRobots and AI will actually create more jobs than they takeArtificial intelligence and robotics will displace up to 7 million jobs by 2037 - but will generate 7.2 million, leading to a net gainNo, mobile phones still won’t give you brain cancerWe are so glued to our phones that people can't seem to stop worrying that they give you cancer – but if they did, we would have seen a massive increase in tumours
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A Running List of How President Trump Is Changing Environmental PolicyThe Trump administration has promised vast changes to U.S. science and environmental policy—and we’re tracking them here as they happen.5 Reasons to Like the U.S. Environmental Protection AgencyIt keeps a lot of dangerous stuff from being dumped in our air, water, and land.Living Fireworks, These Animals Produce Light Shows with Their BodiesA variety of animals produce bioluminescent light, creating signals that can be used for mating and communication.Rule to Allow Hunting Could Doom Rare Red WolvesWildlife experts aren’t keen on a plan by the government to allow private landowners to shoot wolves living on their land.Learning to Love Dogs in KigaliRwandans are embracing dogs as pets in spite of the country’s dark canine history.The Last Cowboys: A Cattle-Ranching Family Fights to SurviveBucking broncs, drought, and tourism are just a few challenges for the Wright family’s 150-year-old way of life.Headless Pompeii Victim Wasn't Crushed to Death, After AllA surprising new discovery reveals the truth about what really happened to an unfortunate man in 79 A.D.Why This Zoo Lion Killed a Lost Water BirdWhen a heron inexplicably ended up in the lion enclosure, the big cat’s instincts sprung into action.
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Egyptian Authorities Open Sealed Ptolemaic-Era SarcophagusRampant speculation about what was inside the black granite tomb has swirled since the relic was first discovered at a building site in AlexandriaNational Zoo Reports Death of Infant Golden Lion TamarinThe golden lion tamarin and its sibling were born on Friday, marking the first births of tamarins for the Zoo in a decadeNew Evidence Smashes Assumptions of Crushing Death for Pompeii SkeletonResearchers found the intact skull of the skeleton that made headlines for being pinned beneath a giant stone blockThis Innovative Memorial Will Soon Honor Native American VeteransThe National Museum of the American Indian has reached a final decision on which design to implementWhy Juneteenth Celebrates the New Birth of FreedomThe commemoration of the end of slavery holds special meaning for Americans nationwideA Handy Guide to Volcano VocabLaze, vog, lava bomb—we help you decipher what geologists are actually talking aboutFirst Yellowstone Grizzly Hunt in 40 Years Will Take Place This FallIn a controversial move, Wyoming will allow a limited take of the once-endangered speciesSmithsonian Researchers Are Bringing the Oryx Back to the WildReintroducing the species back to north-central Africa shows early signs of success
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50 years ago, scientists took baby steps toward selecting sexIn 1968, scientists figured out how to determine the sex of rabbit embryos.You’re living in a new geologic age. It’s called the MeghalayanThe newly defined Meghalayan Age began at the same time as a global, climate-driven event that led to human upheavals.Shallow reef species may not find refuge in deeper water habitatsCoral reefs in deep-water ecosystems may not make good homes for species from damaged shallow reefs.A new ankylosaur found in Utah had a surprisingly bumpy headThe spiky, fossilized skull of a newly discovered dinosaur species may be a road map to its ancestors’ journey to North America.This colorful web is the most complete look yet at a fruit fly’s brain cellsScientists compiled 21 million images to craft the highest-resolution view yet of the fruit fly brain.One particle’s trek suggests that ‘spacetime foam’ doesn’t slow neutrinosNeutrinos and light travel at essentially the same speed, as predicted.How a variation on Botox could be used to treat painDrugs that incorporate modified botulinum toxin provide long-term pain relief, a study in mice finds.New ‘Poké Ball’ robot catches deep-sea critters without harming themA machine that gently catches and releases animals underwater could help researchers take a more detailed census of the deep sea.
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Sea Level Rise Could Inundate the InternetExtreme sea level rise could swamp internet cabling and hubs by 2033—and coastal cities like New York, Seattle and Miami are at greatest risk. Christopher Intagliata reports. -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.comWho Owns the Moon? A Space Lawyer AnswersDid the Stars and Stripes on the moon signify the establishment of an American colony? -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.comSympathy for the Devil: Shark Week Should Remind Us Humans Are the Apex PredatorFor every human they kill, we kill literally millions of them -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.comMoving On UpHow behavioral science could boost upward mobility in housing voucher programs -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com5 Things to Watch as the Trump Administration Weakens Car RulesLegal battles loom and pollution levels could rise as fuel economy standards are relaxed -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.comHow Can Scientists Help Make Cities More Sustainable?Researchers have data. Corporate executives have innovations. Mayors have real problems to solve. Yet these people do not necessarily understand how they can help one another make cities healthier... -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.comStudy Ties Autism to Maternal High Blood Pressure, DiabetesChildren born to women who had diabetes or high blood pressure while pregnant are at an increased risk of autism, two new studies suggest -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.comWhy Nature Prefers Couples, Even for YeastSome species have the equivalent of many more than two sexes, but most do not. A new model suggests the reason depends on how often they mate -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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NASA Brings Latest Aerospace Technologies to AirVenture 2018Visitors to AirVenture Oshkosh 2018 can get a close look at the latest in NASA aerospace technology during the Experimental Aircraft Association’s annual airshow Monday, July 23, through Sunday, July 29, at Wittman Regional Airport in Oshkosh, Wisconsin.NASA Launches Channel for RokuThere’s a new way for people to learn about NASA’s exciting missions and thought-provoking discoveries: The agency now has a channel for Roku digital media streaming devices.NASA Invites Media to Preview Briefing on Spacecraft that will “Touch” SunMedia are invited to NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida for a preview briefing on the agency’s Parker Solar Probe at 1 p.m. EDT Friday, July 20. The event will air live on NASA Television, the agency’s website and Facebook Live.NASA Debuts Online Toolkit to Promote Commercial Use of Satellite DataWhile NASA’s policy of free and open remote-sensing data has long benefited the scientific community, other government agencies and nonprofit organizations, it has significant untapped potential for commercialization.NASA Television, Website to Air Critical Conversations on Science in SpaceNASA will join counterparts from across government, industry, academia and international organizations for an indepth conversation about science on the International Space Station Monday, July 23, through Thursday, July 26, in San Francisco.NASA, French Aerospace Lab to Collaborate on Sonic Boom Prediction ResearchNASA and France’s Office National d'Etudes et de Recherches Aerospatiales (ONERA), the French national aerospace research center, signed a research agreement Wednesday that could make supersonic passenger flights over land practical, dramatically reducing travel time in the United States or anywhere in the world.Students from Missouri, Mississippi to Call Space StationStudents in St. Louis and southern Mississippi will get to ask questions of NASA astronauts on the International Space Station during two events next week as part of NASA’s Year of Education on Station.NASA Statement on Nomination for Agency Deputy AdministratorThe following is a statement from NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine on Thursday’s announcement of the intended nomination by President Donald Trump of James Morhard to serve as the agency’s deputy administrator:
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Name Europe’s robot to roam and search for life on Mars
The UK Space Agency has launched a competition to name a rover that is going to Mars to search for signs of life.What’s your idea to 3D print on the Moon – to make it feel like home?
A new ESA-led project is investigating the ways that 3D printing could be used to create and run a habitat on the Moon. Everything from building materials to solar panels, equipment and tools to clothes, even nutrients and food ingredients can potentially be 3D printed. But if you were headed to the Moon, what would you want to 3D print, to turn a lunar base into a place that feels like home? Tell us your idea, to win a chance of actually getting it printed.Martian atmosphere behaves as one
New research using a decade of data from ESA’s Mars Express has found clear signs of the complex martian atmosphere acting as a single, interconnected system, with processes occurring at low and mid levels significantly affecting those seen higher up.From an almost perfect Universe to the best of both worlds
It was 21 March 2013. The world’s scientific press had either gathered in ESA’s Paris headquarters or logged in online, along with a multitude of scientists around the globe, to witness the moment when ESA’s Planck mission revealed its ‘image’ of the cosmos. This image was taken not with visible light but with microwaves.Hot firing proves solid rocket motor for Ariane 6 and Vega-C
Today's hot firing of the P120C solid-propellant motor at Europe’s Spaceport in French Guiana proves its flight-worthiness for use on Vega-C next year and on Ariane 6 from 2020.Focus on the future of space transportation: ESA’s call for ideas
ESA is calling for ideas that will shape the future of space transportation services – to space, in space and returning from space.Europe’s next Galileo satellites in place atop Ariane 5
Europe’s next Galileo satellites have been put in place on top of the Ariane 5 launcher due to lift them from Europe’s Spaceport in Kourou, French Guiana on Wednesday 25 July.Enhancing competitiveness of European space Sector with increased investments
Today, ESA Director General Jan Wörner and Vice President of the European Investment Bank (EIB) Ambroise Fayolle signed a joint statement on enhancing the competitiveness of the European space sector by supporting investments in actors of the sector with promising short- or medium-term perspectives.
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