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Fat is sooo good and science can't do a dang thing about itFat Month
Fat, I wish I knew how to quit you.One of my most vivid childhood memories revolves around willfully subjecting myself to stomach cramps and explosive diarrhea.The Labo STEM toy is Nintendo's latest bit of creative weirdnessTechnology
The video game company has a history of making consoles about more than just a controller.Nintendo's new STEM toy looks continues its tradition of trying to make console gaming more creative.In photos: updating New York's vast and fragile telecom backboneTechnology
The cables that keep information flowing through the Big Apple are undergoing a transformation, from aging copper to strong and fast fiber.The cables that keep information flowing through the Big Apple are undergoing a transformation, from aging copper to strong and fast fiber.We're getting better at screening for cancer, and that could be a problemHealth
Opinions vary among medical professionals.Finding out you have cancer is a bell you can’t unring. As doctors increasingly have the tools to find cancers before they actually pose a problem, we’re going to have…Canaries in the coal emissions: why climate change makes birds change their tuneNexus Media News
Birdsongs may hold invaluable climate clues.Scientists are listening to the mating calls of migratory birds for shifts in breeding patterns as a result of climate change.Using your smartphone is better with a stylusDIY
We're bringing stylus back (yeah).Stop stabbing at your smartphone with your fingers—this method is both uncomfortable and imprecise. You heard us. It's time to revisit the humble stylus.2017 beat the odds to be the second hottest year on recordEnvironment
Second place is scarier than it sounds.2017 was hot enough to melt most of the ice in the Arctic, but not hot enough to break the record for hottest year ever recorded.Nuclear reactors the size of wastebaskets could power our Martian settlementsSpace
Small, but mighty.The cylinder of uranium is the size of a coffee can. But one day, its successors could power humanity's future on Mars.
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Piecework at the nano assembly lineScientists have developed a novel electric propulsion technology for nanorobots. It allows molecular machines to move a hundred thousand times faster than with the biochemical processes used to date. This makes nanobots fast enough to do assembly line work in molecular factories.Temporary 'bathtub drains' in the ocean concentrate flotsamAn experiment using hundreds of plastic drifters in the Gulf of Mexico shows that rather than simply spread out, as current calculations would predict, many of them clumped together in a tight cluster.Long-term warming trend continued in 2017: NASA, NOAAContinuing the planet's long-term warming trend, globally averaged temperatures in 2017 were 1.62 degrees Fahrenheit (0.90 degrees Celsius) warmer than the 1951 to 1980 mean, according to scientists.Why animals diversified on Earth: Cancer research provides cluesCan tumors teach us about animal evolution on Earth? Researchers believe so and now present a novel hypothesis of why animal diversity increased dramatically on Earth about half a billion years ago. A biological innovation may have been key.First evidence of sub-Saharan Africa glassmakingScholars have found the first direct evidence that glass was produced in sub-Saharan Africa centuries before the arrival of Europeans, a finding that the researchers said represents a 'new chapter in the history of glass technology.'Researchers create first stem cells using CRISPR genome activationIn a scientific first, researchers have turned skin cells from mice into stem cells by activating a specific gene in the cells using CRISPR technology. The innovative approach offers a potentially simpler technique to produce the valuable cell type and provides important insights into the cellular reprogramming process.Method uses DNA, nanoparticles and lithography to make optically active structuresResearchers have developed a first-of-its-kind technique for creating entirely new classes of optical materials and devices that could lead to light bending and cloaking devices -- news to make the ears of Star Trek's Spock perk up. Using DNA as a key tool, the scientists took gold nanoparticles of different sizes and shapes and arranged them in two and three dimensions to form optically active superlattices. The structures could be programmed to exhibit almost any color across the visible spectrum.Large volcanic island flank collapses trigger catastrophic eruptionsNew research not only implies a link between catastrophic volcanic eruptions and landslides, but also suggests that landslides are the trigger. At the heart of Tenerife and standing almost 4 km high, Teide is one of the largest volcanoes on Earth. Over a period of several hundred thousand years, the previous incarnations of Teide have undergone a repeated cycle of very large eruptions, collapse, and regrowth.
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Science in limbo as US government shuts down
Science in limbo as US government shuts down
Science in limbo as US government shuts down, Published online: 20 January 2018; doi:10.1038/d41586-018-01016-2Grants are set to dry up, space launches could be delayed and some experiments could be ruined.The eyes’ guardians of sleep
The eyes’ guardians of sleep
The eyes’ guardians of sleep, Published online: 19 January 2018; doi:10.1038/d41586-018-00835-7How pupils keep the brain in the dark.Indian start-up’s Moon mission in doubt
Indian start-up’s Moon mission in doubt
Indian start-up’s Moon mission in doubt , Published online: 19 January 2018; doi:10.1038/d41586-018-00840-wBut the team’s achievements so far reflect India’s ambitious space industry.Europe court suggests relaxed gene-editing rules
Europe court suggests relaxed gene-editing rules
Europe court suggests relaxed gene-editing rules , Published online: 19 January 2018; doi:10.1038/d41586-018-01013-5Judicial opinion says restrictive regulations may not apply to plants and animals bred using CRISPR technique.Science after a year of President Trump
Science after a year of President Trump
Science after a year of President Trump, Published online: 19 January 2018; doi:10.1038/d41586-018-01001-9After 12 months in office, Trump’s effects on science have been as bad as feared.China’s ban on imported plastic waste could be a game changer
China’s ban on imported plastic waste could be a game changer
China’s ban on imported plastic waste could be a game changer, Published online: 18 January 2018; doi:10.1038/d41586-018-00933-6China’s ban on imported plastic waste could be a game changerChina declared world’s largest producer of scientific articles
China declared world’s largest producer of scientific articles
China declared world’s largest producer of scientific articles, Published online: 18 January 2018; doi:10.1038/d41586-018-00927-4Report shows increasing international competition, but suggests that United States remains a scientific powerhouse.Bacteria on your skin could speed healing
Bacteria on your skin could speed healing
Bacteria on your skin could speed healing, Published online: 18 January 2018; doi:10.1038/d41586-018-00960-3The immune system and microbes join forces to overcome injury in mice.
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A Black Hole is Pushing the Stars Around in this Globular Cluster
An international team of astronomers recently made the first-ever observation of a black hole in a nearby globular cluster
The post A Black Hole is Pushing the Stars Around in this Globular Cluster appeared first on Universe Today.Researchers Develop a New Low Cost/Low Weight Method of Searching for Life on Mars
Researchers at McGill University are developing what they call the Life Detection Platform, a compact, robotic, energy-efficient system for detecting life on other worlds.
The post Researchers Develop a New Low Cost/Low Weight Method of Searching for Life on Mars appeared first on Universe Today.Just Like Earth, Titan Has a “Sea Level” for its Lakes and Seas
Based on Cassini data, two new studies have been produced that reveal some new and interesting things about Saturn's largest moon, Titan
The post Just Like Earth, Titan Has a “Sea Level” for its Lakes and Seas appeared first on Universe Today.Astronomers Set the Limit for Just How Massive Neutron Stars Can Be
Based on recent gravitational wave research, a team of scientists from the University of Frankfurt have placed an upper limit on the mass of neutron stars
The post Astronomers Set the Limit for Just How Massive Neutron Stars Can Be appeared first on Universe Today.Physicists Have Created an Artificial Gamma Ray Burst in the Lab
For the first time, a team of researchers have managed to recreate gamma ray bursts (GRBs) in the lab, opening new venues for research into cosmic phenomena
The post Physicists Have Created an Artificial Gamma Ray Burst in the Lab appeared first on Universe Today.Weekly Space Hangout – Jan 17, 2018: Dr. Bram Venemans and Distant Quasars
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 Guest: Dr. Venemans is a research staff scientist working at the Max Planck Institute for Astronomy (MPIA) in Heidelberg, Germany. His research topics include the discovery […]
The post Weekly Space Hangout – Jan 17, 2018: Dr. Bram Venemans and Distant Quasars appeared first on Universe Today.James Webb Wraps up 3 Months in the Freezer. It’s Ready for Space
The James Webb Space Telescope just emerged from 3 months of vacuum-chamber testing, another milestone on the road towards its deployment next year
The post James Webb Wraps up 3 Months in the Freezer. It’s Ready for Space appeared first on Universe Today.Carnival of Space #544
This week’s Carnival of Space is hosted by me at the CosmoQuest blog. Click here to read Carnival of Space #544 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 to firstname.lastname@example.org, and […]
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Finnish Safety Agency recommends helmets and lights for old people using walkersIt is about time that people acknowledged that it's not just cyclists that hit their heads. Helmets for everybody!In praise of penguins: We've got babies!What better way to celebrate National Penguin Awareness Day than by caving to the cute factor with videos of bitty penguins?Geometric treehouse is inspired by birds' nests (Video)Elevated above the trees outside a village in France, is this unique treehouse you can rent.The 5 recipes I make over and over againI used to avoid repeating recipes. Now I depend on it.Outdoor lessons improve children's learningA study found that, after teaching a lesson outside, teachers were able to hold kids' attention for nearly twice as long during a subsequent indoor lesson.Don't judge a supermarket for empty shelves, it might be fighting food wasteSorry, shoppers, but empty supermarket shelves could be a good thing.Photo: Cute little beetle considers a leafOur photo of the day is a lesson in biodiversity.Nomadic home prototype built out of a shipping container (Video)A contemporary design for an earthquake-resistant, modular home.
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Hot yoga’s high temperature may not have any health benefitsDespite all the extra effort and sweat, a study suggests that the high temperature used in hot yoga classes may not have any useful effectSome exoplanets orbiting red giant stars may just be a mirageRed giant stars may be tricking us into thinking they have planets when they don’t. Instead, sunspots or atmospheric ripples might be distorting their lightNASA may finally have a new boss after a year-long waitTrump’s pick to head NASA may soon be confirmed. The US President has said he wants the space agency to focus on a mission to the moonSome people identify smells as easily as if they were coloursMost people are much better at identifying colours than smells, but one group of hunter-gatherers from the Malay Peninsula shows the opposite patternA capsized oil tanker is releasing invisible toxins into the seaThe slick of oil condensate from a stricken tanker in the East China Sea is a threat to all marine life, not least because it is invisibleStars that devour their planets get brighter and fasterWhen the sun expands and engulfs Earth, our planet's ashes will brighten the sun and spin it faster. We might be able to watch this happen across the universeBitcoin’s utopia has failed as big players hold all the powerCryptocurrencies are built on the idea that no one institution holds the power. But for bitcoin and ethereum, that’s no longer trueThe higher your testosterone levels, the more you love soft rockA study suggests that men with higher testosterone levels are more likely to prefer genres like heavy metal and soft rock to classical music or jazz
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You Need Your Personal Space—Here's the Science WhyYour brain uses it to protect you.Why Do Moose Shed Their Antlers?Male moose—the world's largest deer—go to great lengths to allure females.Face of 9,000-Year-Old Teenager ReconstructedThe meticulous process, based on a skull from a Greek cave, reveals how our facial features have changed over the millennia.Why Archaeologists Are Excited About a Viking CombIt's a 1,000-year-old comb simply inscribed with the word "comb," but it may hold clues to the origins of the Viking Age.Ancient Maps Show Islands That Don't Really ExistFor centuries, mapmakers have conjured up islands that only exist in the imagination.Bloodsucking Ticks Make Cement to Attach to Your SkinThe disease-carrying parasites' natural glue could also hold a key to healing us.How a U.S. Government Shutdown Could Impact ScienceIf Congress cannot agree on a budget, scientific research and environmental cleanup could pay the price.A World Without Waste? AbsolutelyInvesting in our planet: We’re working to bring people together to help us take back a bottle or can for every one we sell
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Controversial Statues in New York City Will Remain in Place With Added Historical ContextThe J. Marion Sims statue is the only one the Mayor de Blasio task force recommended to be moved. It will go to the Brooklyn cemetery where he is buriedDizzy Gillespie and His Bent TrumpetHere's how the Smithsonian acquired the instrument of one of the world's most influential and unconventional American jazz musiciansAfter Heavy Criticism, German City's Exhibition on Jewish Art Dealer Is Back OnOfficials said the previously cancelled show will be put on view in a “more complete and revised form” at a later dateHappy Holidays! The Smithsonian is Closed on Christmas Day'Twas the Night Before Christmas' on the National MallFinding the Sacks Appeal in a Collection of Holiday Shopping BagsThe Cooper Hewitt's collection of some 1,000 bags reveals a few with some very cheery holiday scenesSpaceX Successfully Launches a Fully Recycled Mission to the Space StationA previously flown rocket will launch a previously flown spacecraft to the space stationChristmas at the Smithsonian's Dolls' House Includes All the Trimmings—in MiniatureIt's 'Deck the Halls' with Christmas cheer at the beloved Victorian-style dollhouse at the National Museum of American HistoryThe Man Who Revealed the Hidden Structure of Falling SnowflakesBeginning in the 1880s, amateur photographer Wilson A. Bentley considered the endlessly varied crystals "miracles of beauty"
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New twist on a flu vaccine revs up the body’s army of virus killersA new approach to flu vaccine development makes influenza virus extra sensitive to a powerful antiviral system.Cilia in the brain may be busier than previously thoughtA hairlike appendage sticking out of brain cells may be much more important in the brain than scientists realized.Light pollution can prolong the risk of sparrows passing along West Nile virusNighttime lighting prolongs time that birds can pass along virus to mosquitoes that bite people.50 years ago, IUDs were deemed safe and effective50 year ago, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration declared intrauterine devices safe and effective, though officials didn’t know how the IUDs worked.The secret to icky, sticky bacterial biofilms lies in the microbes’ celluloseBacteria use a modified form of cellulose to form sticky networks that can coat various surfaces.Volume of fracking fluid pumped underground tied to Canada quakesStudy links volume of fracking fluid injected underground with hundreds of quakes in central Canada, and not the rate at which the fluids were injected.A robotic arm made of DNA moves at dizzying speedA DNA machine with a high-speed arm could pave the way for nanoscale factories.Hunter-gatherer lifestyle could help explain superior ability to ID smellsHunter-gatherers in the forests of the Malay Peninsula prove more adept at naming smells than their rice-farming neighbors, possibly because of their foraging culture.
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50 Years Ago, a US Military Jet Crashed in Greenland – with 4 Nuclear Bombs on BoardOn Jan. 21, 1968, the Cold War grew significantly colder -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com5 Body Hacks to Instantly Calm Overwhelming EmotionSavvy Psychologist Dr. Ellen Hendriksen breaks the glass on 5 body hacks that pull the plug on overwhelming emotion -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.comMoon's Tug Doesn't Cause Big QuakesAn analysis of more than 200 earthquakes over the past four centuries concludes there's no connection between moon phases and big earthquakes. Christopher Intagliata reports. -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.comTrump's New "Treatment Refusal" Rule Puts Discrimination Ahead of Patients' HealthA new proposed regulation from the Trump Administration is trying to elevate the personal beliefs of providers above the command to “do no harm”—and above civil rights laws -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.comGone in 2017: 12 Trailblazing Women in STEMA tribute to a dozen trailblazers who made the world a better place through their discoveries, advancements, and inventions. -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.comSquirrel Sex Is ComplicatedOnly 35 Mount Graham squirrels remain in the wild, but five captive squirrels could hold the key to their long-term survival—if we can get them to breed -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.comNew Climate Censorship Tracker Comes OnlineThe project has so far assembled 96 entries of federal restrictions or prohibitions on climate science since November 2016 -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.comPreparing for the Next Influenza PandemicA better flu vaccine is crucial, but so is a robust seasonal immunization program in all countries -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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NASA Announces Updated Crew Assignments for Space Station MissionsNASA is announcing an addition to the NASA lineup for upcoming launches, and making changes to some assignments for International Space Station missions in 2018.Long-Term Warming Trend Continued in 2017: NASA, NOAAEarth’s global surface temperatures in 2017 ranked as the second warmest since 1880, according to an analysis by NASA.NASA Briefing Thursday Will Preview Upcoming US SpacewalksAmerican and Japanese astronauts aboard the International Space Station will embark on a pair of spacewalks Jan. 23 and 29 to service the station’s robotic arm. Experts from NASA and the Canadian Space Agency (CSA) will preview this work in a briefing at 2 p.m. EST Thursday, Jan. 18, at NASA’s Johnson Space Center in Houston.Massachusetts Students to Speak with Astronauts on Space StationStudents at Framingham State University (FSU) in Massachusetts will speak with astronauts living, working, and doing research aboard the International Space Station at 12:15 p.m. EST Friday, Jan. 19. The 20-minute, Earth-to-space call will air live on NASA Television and the agency’s website.NASA, NOAA to Announce 2017 Global Temperatures, Climate ConditionsClimate experts from NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) will provide the annual release of data on global temperatures and discuss the most important climate trends of 2017 during a media teleconference at 11 a.m. EST Thursday, Jan. 18.Idaho Students to Speak with NASA Astronaut on International Space StationStudents from 10 schools in Idaho will speak with a NASA astronaut living and working aboard the International Space Station at 11:25 a.m. EST Wednesday, Jan. 17.NASA's Aerospace Safety Advisory Panel Releases 2017 Annual ReportThe Aerospace Safety Advisory Panel (ASAP), an advisory committee that reports to NASA and Congress, has issued its 2017 annual report examining NASA's safety performance over the past year and highlighting accomplishments, issues and concerns to agency and government officials.NASA Awards Engineering, Research Support ContractNASA has selected HX5, LLC of Fort Walton Beach, Florida, to perform engineering, research and scientific support at NASA’s Glenn Research Center in Cleveland.
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Satellites paint a detailed picture of maritime activity
ESA has helped coastal authorities to track up to 70% more ships and pick up nearly three times more ship positions via satellite than was possible before.Elementary, my dear machine intelligence
Artificial intelligence already helping astronauts on the International Space Station is also providing a promising approach for solving crimes. In an era of security concerns across Europe, the smart use of police data is critical for uncovering leads.Crater Neukum named after Mars Express founder
A fascinating martian crater has been chosen to honour the German physicist and planetary scientist, Gerhard Neukum, one of the founders of ESA’s Mars Express mission.Columbus: 10 years a lab
In 1492 Columbus sailed the ocean blue… In 2008 another Columbus sailed into space.Exploring alien worlds with lasers
In everyday life we look and touch things to find out what they are made of. A powerful scientific technique does the same using lasers – and in two years’ time it will fly in space for the first time.See-through metals
Astronauts on the International Space Station have begun running an experiment that could shine new light on how metal alloys are formed.
How humanity has mastered metallurgy is synonymous with progress, with historians labelling periods such as the Bronze Age and the Iron Age.ESA’s next satellite propelled by butane
ESA’s next miniature satellite will be its first able to change orbit. Thanks to a compact thruster resembling a butane cigarette lighter, the cereal box-sized satellite will fly around its near-twin to test their radio communications.Planting oxygen
When resources are limited, you have to work with what you have – especially in the harsh environment of space. Though the International Space Station is regularly restocked by cargo vessels, like today’s Dragon, self-sufficient spaceflight in the future will require us to recycle and reuse precious resources like oxygen. An experiment on its way to space will look into doing just that.