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How to keep jet lag from ruining your vacationDIY
Take control of your internal clock.Jet lag can make the first day of vacation an exhausting drag. Here’s how to fight it.How to raise money for charity on your phoneDIY
Get people to give on the go.If you want to raise money for a good cause, all you need is your phone and these apps.The White House is giving NASA another $1.6 billion to go to the moon. It won't be enough.Space
A 2024 mission is pretty unlikely.Returning humans to the moon and seeing the first woman take steps on the surface is something we can all get behind, but is there enough time?Last week in tech: DJI’s new action camera, a clever new flying machine, and RIP YTMNDTechnology
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Get 10 hours of hands-on training for $29.Get 10 hours of hands-on training for $29 and master your Raspberry Pi and Alexa skills in this training bundle.This weekend’s Blue Moon isn’t the kind of Blue Moon you’re used to (and also isn’t blue)Space
What is going on with my moon?Pink moons, blue moons, strawberry moons, supermoons. For some reason your news aggregation algorithm thinks you really want to know all about these moons.The best sound barsGadgets
In the last few months, I've played with several sound bars. Here are my picks.In the last few months, I've played with several sound bars. Here are my picks. Luckily, none of them will break the bank.Processed food really does make you gain weightHealth
It took a comprehensive experiment to get proof.You probably already know that processed food is bad for you. Twinkies, after all, are not eaten for health.
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How a member of a family of light-sensitive proteins adjusts skin colorResearchers have found that opsin 3 -- a protein closely related to rhodopsin, the protein that enables low-light vision -- has a role in adjusting the amount of pigment produced in human skin, a determinant of skin color.Researchers unravel mechanisms that control cell sizeA multidisciplinary team has provided new insight into underlying mechanisms controlling the precise size of cells. The researchers found that 'the adder,' a function that guides cells to grow by a fixed size from birth to division, is controlled by specific proteins that accumulate to a threshold.Earliest evidence of the cooking and eating of starchNew discoveries made at the Klasies River Cave in South Africa's southern Cape, where charred food remains from hearths were found, provide the first archaeological evidence that anatomically modern humans were roasting and eating plant starches, such as those from tubers and rhizomes, as early as 120,000 years ago.Sedimentary, my dear Johnson: Is NASA looking at the wrong rocks for clues to Martian life?While volcanic, igneous rock predominates on Mars, virtually the entire Earth fossil record comes from sedimentary rocks. Addressing the problem, Swedish scientists have begun compiling evidence of fossilized microbes in underexplored igneous rock environments on Earth, to help guide where to search for a Martian fossil record -- and what to look for.Scientists propose rethinking 'endangered species' definition to save slow-breeding giantsConservation decisions based on population counts may fail to protect large, slow-breeding animals from irrevocable decline, according to new research.Owning a dog is influenced by our genetic make-upScientists have studied the heritability of dog ownership using information from 35,035 twin pairs from the Swedish Twin Registry. The new study suggests that genetic variation explains more than half of the variation in dog ownership, implying that the choice of getting a dog is heavily influenced by an individual's genetic make-up.Natural compound found in broccoli reawakens the function of potent tumor suppressorLong associated with decreased risk of cancer, broccoli and other cruciferous vegetables -- the family of plants that also includes cauliflower, cabbage, collard greens, Brussels sprouts and kale -- contain a molecule that inactivates a gene known to play a role in a variety of common human cancers. A new study demonstrates that targeting the gene, known as WWP1, with the ingredient found in broccoli suppressed tumor growth in cancer-prone lab animals.Scientists find new type of cell that helps tadpoles' tails regenerateResearchers have uncovered a specialized population of skin cells that coordinate tail regeneration in frogs. These 'Regeneration-Organizing Cells' help to explain one of the great mysteries of nature and may offer clues about how this ability might be achieved in mammalian tissues.
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Caster Semenya ruling: sports federation is flouting ethics rules
Nature, Published online: 17 May 2019; doi:10.1038/d41586-019-01606-8New eligibility requirements for elite female athletes violate principles designed to protect people from risky medical research, argues Roger Pielke, Jr, an expert witness in the athlete’s case.Ebola survivors are protected from infection years after illness
Nature, Published online: 17 May 2019; doi:10.1038/d41586-019-01539-2Antibody patterns shift as people recover from a deadly virus.Why collaborating with industry can provide a career boost
Nature, Published online: 17 May 2019; doi:10.1038/d41586-019-01572-1Neuroscientist Blaine Roberts explains how partnering with companies, or a consortium of companies, can bring significant benefits to researchers — from funding and training to expanding professional networks.Author Correction: Evolutionary history resolves global organization of root functional traits
Nature, Published online: 17 May 2019; doi:10.1038/s41586-019-1214-3Author Correction: Evolutionary history resolves global organization of root functional traitsDaily briefing: First randomized controlled trial shows why a junk-food diet packs on weight
Nature, Published online: 17 May 2019; doi:10.1038/d41586-019-01610-yWe eat more quickly and ingest more calories with processed food. Plus: Gran Sasso physicists face trial over safety and how to give a great seminar about your research.Snakebite crisis gets US$100-million boost for better antivenoms
Nature, Published online: 16 May 2019; doi:10.1038/d41586-019-01557-0Wellcome Trust launches research initiative for long-neglected health problem.Italian physicists to stand trial for conditions in underground lab
Nature, Published online: 16 May 2019; doi:10.1038/d41586-019-01552-5The Gran Sasso National Laboratories have seen no major accidents so far, but prosecutors charge that environmental controls were lax.How Australia’s election will decide its role in climate change
Nature, Published online: 16 May 2019; doi:10.1038/d41586-019-01543-6The result could make the country a world leader on global-warming action — or leave it lagging.
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Advanced Civilizations Could be Communicating with Neutrino Beams. Transmitted by Clouds of Satellites Around Neutron Stars or Black Holes
In the ongoing search for intelligent life, a new study recommends that we look for signs of an advanced civilization harnessing the power of neutrinos to create a beacon.
The post Advanced Civilizations Could be Communicating with Neutrino Beams. Transmitted by Clouds of Satellites Around Neutron Stars or Black Holes appeared first on Universe Today.Small, Tough Planets can Survive the Death of Their Star
Sad fact of the Universe is that all stars will die, eventually. And when they do, what happens to their babies? Usually, the prognosis for the planets around a dying star is not good, but a new study says some might in fact survive. A group of astronomers have taken a closer look at what …
The post Small, Tough Planets can Survive the Death of Their Star appeared first on Universe Today.Is Dark Matter Made of Axions? Black Holes May Reveal the Answer
What is dark matter made of? It’s one of the most perplexing questions of modern astronomy. We know that dark matter is out there, since we can see its obvious gravitational influence on everything from galaxies to the evolution of the entire universe, but we don’t know what it is. Our best guess is that …
The post Is Dark Matter Made of Axions? Black Holes May Reveal the Answer appeared first on Universe Today.Here’s Where Beresheet Crashed into the Moon
The Beresheet lander came oh-so-close to touching down on the surface of the Moon, but something went wrong and it didn’t make it. Now, thanks to the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter, the exact point of impact can be seen. The images were captured 11 days after Beresheet crashed into the Moon. Beresheet would’ve been the first …
The post Here’s Where Beresheet Crashed into the Moon appeared first on Universe Today.Today is the Highest Concentration of Atmospheric CO2 in Human History. 415 Parts Per Million. Last Time it Was This High, There Were Trees at the South Pole
Think about this for a minute: We humans and our emissions are helping turn back the climatological clock by 2 or 3 million years, possibly more. Not since that time, called the Pliocene Epoch, has the CO2 ppm risen above 400. Way back then, the CO2 helped keep the Earth’s temperature 2 to 3 degrees …
The post Today is the Highest Concentration of Atmospheric CO2 in Human History. 415 Parts Per Million. Last Time it Was This High, There Were Trees at the South Pole appeared first on Universe Today.NASA’s 2024 Moon Mission is called Artemis, and Will Need an Additional $1.6 Billion in Funding
The Moon’s going to have more human visitors in the year 2024. NASA has announced that their mission to the Moon, which is named Artemis after the Greek goddess of hunting, has been advanced by four years, from 2028 to 2024. But there’s a catch: they need more dough to do it. $1.6 billion more. …
The post NASA’s 2024 Moon Mission is called Artemis, and Will Need an Additional $1.6 Billion in Funding appeared first on Universe Today.Weekly Space Hangout: May 15, 2019 – Brother Guy J. Consolmagno, SJ – Director of the Vatican Observatory
Hosts: Fraser Cain (universetoday.com / @fcain) Dr. Kimberly Cartier (KimberlyCartier.org / @AstroKimCartier ) Dr. Morgan Rehnberg (MorganRehnberg.com / @MorganRehnberg & ChartYourWorld.org) Dr. Paul M. Sutter (pmsutter.com / @PaulMattSutter) Brother Guy J. Consolmagno, SJ is the Director of the Vatican Observatory and President of the Vatican Observatory Foundation. At the Vatican Observatory since 1993, Brother Consolmagno’s …
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This week’s Carnival of Space is hosted by Allen Versfeld at his Urban Astronomer blog. Click here to read Carnival of Space #611. 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 …
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Why you shouldn't buy ladybugs for natural pest control in your gardenGot ladybugs? Encourage native ladybugs in your garden instead of buying wild-harvested ladybugs to manage pests.8 health benefits of the marvelous mushroomMushrooms are nutritional superstars that make scientists wax poetic.Survey finds that 76 percent of Americans think they are terrific drivers. They're not.It's America, where everyone is above average.Always roast as many vegetables as you canKept in the fridge, they're a secret weapon for fast gourmet meals.What fresh cut grass is saying with its scentAh, the sweet smell of distress.Walking is Climate ActionWe are never going to switch to electric cars in time to make a difference. That's why we have to get out of our cars and walk.What longer paternity leave did for men in SpainTheir opinions shifted on a certain crucial matter.How to sharpen your 'noticing' skills when travelingThe stuff you notice that no one else does, that's the most important!
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I went hunting for willow seeds in the home of Winnie-the-PoohWillow trees in the UK are potentially at risk from rising disease outbreaks, so efforts are underway to bank their seedsFunding crisis threatens crucial UK ocean monitoring projectThe array of moorings monitoring a weakening in the Atlantic conveyor belt risk being left in the lurch when funding expires in 2020, leaving key questions about the climate unansweredScientists have finally worked out what screaming sounds likeCan you tell the difference between a scream and a whistle? Most people consider rough, high-pitched noises a scream – and 70 per cent were tricked by a whistleNo, koalas are not 'functionally extinct', but they are in troubleA conservation group has claimed that koalas are "functionally extinct". That isn't true, but many populations are falling sharply due to habitat loss and global warmingSea otters are bouncing back - and into the jaws of great white sharksDecades of conservation work have boosted sea otter populations in many parts of the North Pacific, but the animals are now being killed by great white sharksCannabis plant evolved super high (on the Tibetan Plateau)An analysis of pollen suggests cannabis evolved on the Tibetan Plateau, not far from a cave that was frequented by our ancient Denisovan cousinsDigital camera sees around corners by guessing what's lurking behindAn algorithm allows digital cameras to photograph objects hidden around a wall by interpreting subtle patterns of light that reflect on the floor or wallsCompulsory vaccines are needed to keep measles under control in the UKThe UK should make measles vaccinations compulsory before children start school, according to an analysis of international measles data
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Plastic proliferates at the bottom of world's deepest ocean trenchThe remote Marianna Trench offers up yet another plastic bag during a recent deep submersible dive.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.Military whales and dolphins: What do they do and who uses them?For all our advanced technology, nothing beats the ability of marine mammals to find things in the ocean.How to see the Lyrid meteor showerOne of the oldest annual showers on record, the Lyrids put on a show each spring.49 environmental victories since the first Earth DayAs Earth Day turns 49, we take a look back at the biggest milestones in environmental protection.How the world celebrates Easter in 18 spectacular photosFrom eggs to bunnies, there are almost as many ways to observe Easter as there are countries.Historian uses lasers to unlock mysteries of Gothic cathedralsA tech-savvy art historian uses lasers to understand how medieval builders constructed their architectural masterpieces.These pictures made photographic historyFrom a close-up of a spider to the first underwater color photos, these pioneering pictures capture the spirit of exploration.
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Didn't Make the National Spelling Bee? Play the Smithsonian Spelling BeeWe present a list of some of the toughest words to spell, pulled straight from the collectionsI.M. Pei Dies at 102 Years Old. Here Are Some of His Essential BuildingsThe architect changed the way the world sees itselfFrom the Archives: Pete Seeger on What Makes a Great Protest SongTo mark the centennial birthday of the late folk icon, Smithsonian Folkways has released a six-CD collection featuring 20 previously unreleased tracksHistoric Notre-Dame Cathedral Salvaged From BlazeAfter a tense few hours, firefighters announce they saved the landmark from 'total destruction'Meet the Female Inventor Behind Mass-Market Paper BagsA self-taught engineer, Margaret Knight bagged a valuable patent, at a time when few women held intellectual propertyNASA Cancels First All-Female Spacewalk Due to Spacesuit Size IssuesNASA didn’t have two properly fitting and space-ready suits for both womenThe Meaning Behind the Many Colors of India's Holi FestivalFrom red to green to indigo, each color provides festival-goers with a sense of beauty, ritual and traditionGreek Lawmakers Approve Macedonia's New NameThe decision brings an end to a 27-year-old conflict and paves the way for the Republic of North Macedonia to join the NATO alliance
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Reactivation of PTEN tumor suppressor for cancer treatment through inhibition of a MYC-WWP1 inhibitory pathway
Activation of tumor suppressors for the treatment of human cancer has been a long sought, yet elusive, strategy. PTEN is a critical tumor suppressive phosphatase that is active in its dimer configuration at the plasma membrane. Polyubiquitination by the ubiquitin E3 ligase WWP1 (WW domain–containing ubiquitin E3 ligase 1) suppressed the dimerization, membrane recruitment, and function of PTEN. Either genetic ablation or pharmacological inhibition of WWP1 triggered PTEN reactivation and unleashed tumor suppressive activity. WWP1 appears to be a direct MYC (MYC proto-oncogene) target gene and was critical for MYC-driven tumorigenesis. We identified indole-3-carbinol, a compound found in cruciferous vegetables, as a natural and potent WWP1 ...Erratum for the Report "Conformationally supple glucose monomers enable synthesis of the smallest cyclodextrins" by D. Ikuta, Y. Hirata, S. Wakamori, H. Shimada, Y. Tomabechi, Y. Kawasaki, K. Ikeuchi, T. Hagimori, S. Matsumoto, H. Yamada
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How allergens in pollen help plants do more than make you sneezeA plant’s view of what humans call allergens in pollen grains involves a lot of crucial biology. And sex.Key parts of a fruit fly’s genetic makeup have finally been decodedJumping genes may make it possible to divvy up chromosomes.An experiment hints at quantum entanglement inside protonsParticles inside protons seem to be linked on a scale smaller than a trillionth of a millimeter.Vaccines may help bats fight white nose syndromeResearchers are developing an oral vaccine that helps little brown bats survive the fungal disease white nose syndrome.Does eating ultraprocessed food affect weight gain? It’s complicatedLaying off ultraprocessed foods and switching to whole foods may help some people manage their weight, a small study finds.Some dog breeds may have trouble breathing because of a mutated geneNorwich terriers don’t have flat snouts, but can suffer the same wheezing as bulldogs. It turns out that a gene mutation tied to swelling could be to blame.Bloodthirsty bedbugs have feasted on prey for 100 million yearsResearch sheds light on the evolutionary history of the bloodsucking bedbugs. The first species evolved at least as early as the Cretaceous, scientists say.Fossil teeth push the human-Neandertal split back to about 1 million years agoA study of fossilized teeth shifts the age of the last common ancestor between Neandertals and humans.
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Organ Stealing and Slavery Rampant Among—Plankton? [Video]Ocean microbes long thought to depend exclusively on eating turn out to have a solid, if sinister, Plan B -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.comMoon Blobs, Collapsars and Long PlanetsA roundup of recent research with astrobiological implications -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.comBe Careful with Occam’s Razor, You Might Cut YourselfA biologist-philosopher cautions against banishing from our worldview things that science cannot comprehend -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.comTiny Tyrannosaur Named the "Coyote King"Fossils found in New Mexico reveal a carnivorous dinosaur from before the time of T. rex -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.comA Journey through Gromov's GapMoon Duchin shares an abstract theorem with surprising connections to gerrymandering -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.comFailure to Launch SyndromeCall it failure to launch or Peter Pan syndrome, it’s the phenomenon of adult children not making the transition to adulthood. The Savvy Psychologist explores why Peter Pans stay on the... -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com39 Years Ago Today: The Big Ba-Boom That Changed VolcanologyThirty-nine years ago today, Mount St. Helens erupted in a rare lateral blast, and changed volcanology forever. -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.comNobelist: Harness Evolution As Problem-Solving AlgorithmFrances Arnold, the Caltech scientist who shared the 2018 Nobel Prize in Chemistry, says evolution can show us how to solve problems of sustainability. -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Texas Students to Speak with NASA Astronaut on International Space StationStudents in Texas will have an opportunity next week to speak with a NASA astronaut aboard the International Space Station.NASA Taps 11 American Companies to Advance Human Lunar LandersNASA has selected 11 companies to conduct studies and produce prototypes of human landers for its Artemis lunar exploration program.NASA Administrator to Speak at Florida Institute of Technology EventNASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine will deliver remarks and speak to media Thursday, May 23, at Florida Institute of Technology in Melbourne.NASA Invites Media to Watch Drone Traffic Management TestingNASA is entering the final stage of testing its Unmanned Aircraft Systems Traffic Management (UTM) platform and invites media to learn more and watch drone demonstrations Tuesday, May 21, in Reno, Nevada.Media Invited to SpaceX Falcon Heavy Launch of Four NASA MissionsMedia accreditation is open for SpaceX’s third Falcon Heavy launch, targeted for Saturday, June 22, from NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida.NASA Awards $106 Million to US Small Businesses for Technology DevelopmentManaging pilotless aircraft and solar panels that could help humans live on the Moon and Mars are among the technologies NASA is looking to develop with small business awards totaling $106 million.NASA Highlights Moon 2024 Mission with FY 2020 Budget AmendmentNASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine sent a video message to agency employees Monday about the president’s fiscal year 2020 budget amendment, which will support accelerated plans to land astronauts on the Moon by 2024.NASA Moon 2024 Budget Amendment Available, Media Teleconference TodayNASA leaders, including Administrator Jim Bridenstine, will host a media teleconference today, Monday, May 13 to discuss how a new budget amendment for the fiscal year 2020 proposal will help NASA’s plan to land astronauts on the Moon by 2024.
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Mission control 'saves science'
Every minute, ESA’s Earth observation satellites gather dozens of gigabytes of data about our planet – enough information to fill the pages on a 100-metre long bookshelf. Flying in low-Earth orbits, these spacecraft are continuously taking the pulse of our planet, but it's teams on the ground at ESA’s Operations Centre in Darmstadt, Germany, that keep our explorers afloat.Satellites yield insight into not so permanent permafrost
Ice is without doubt one of the first casualties of climate change, but the effects of our warming world are not only limited to ice melting on Earth’s surface. Ground that has been frozen for thousands of years is also thawing, adding to the climate crisis and causing immediate problems for local communities.A quarter of glacier ice in West Antarctica is now unstable
By combining 25 years of ESA satellite data, scientists have discovered that warming ocean waters have caused the ice to thin so rapidly that 24% of the glacier ice in West Antarctica is now affected.The air we breathe
Air pollution is a global environmental health problem, especially for those living in urban areas. Not only does it negatively impact our ecosystems, it considerably affects our health. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), around 8 million premature deaths per year are linked to air pollution, more than double of previous estimates.Monitoring Earth’s shifting land
The monitoring of land subsidence is of vital importance for low-lying countries, but also areas which are prone to peculiar ground instability.Reprogrammable satellite takes shape
The payload and platform of the first European satellite that can be completely reprogrammed after launch have been successfully joined together.
The assembly of Eutelsat Quantum took place in the Airbus facility in Toulouse, France, on 10 May.3D Earth in the making
A thorough understanding of the ‘solid Earth’ system is essential for deciphering the links between processes occurring deep inside Earth and those occurring nearer the surface that lead to seismic activity such as earthquakes and volcanic eruptions, the rise of mountains and the location of underground natural resources. Thanks to gravity and magnetic data from satellites along with seismology, scientists are on the way to modelling inner Earth in 3D.Water cycle wrapped
As our climate changes, the availability of freshwater is a growing issue for many people around the world. Understanding the water cycle and how the climate and human usage is causing shifts in natural cycling processes is vital to safeguarding supplies. While numerous satellites measure individual components of the water cycle, it has never been described as a whole over a particular region – until now.
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