Friday, December 14 2018

Sci/Tech

Stanford engineers develop the ‘potalyzer,’ a roadside saliva test for marijuana intoxication

September 8, 2016 - This November, several states will vote whether to legalize marijuana use, joining more than 20 states that already allow some...

Philae: Goodbye from Comet 67P (Video)

September 7, 2016 - Thank you all for being a part of the journey! From #CometLanding to #GoodbyePhilae. https://youtu.be/7ohHAjLIAq4

Kill Them with Cuteness: The Adorable Thing Bats Do to Catch Prey

September 7, 2016 - A Johns Hopkins University researcher noticed the bats he works with cocked their heads to the side, just like his...

Toxic air pollution nanoparticles discovered in the human brain may be possible cause of...

Sept. 7, 2016 - Tiny magnetic particles from air pollution have for the first time been discovered to be lodged in human brains– and...

Hubble discovers rare fossil relic of early Milky Way

September 7, 2016 - Terzan 5, 19 000 light-years from Earth, has been classified as a globular cluster for the forty-odd years since its...

American Academy of Pediatrics: Non-medical exemptions to immunizations should be eliminated

ELK GROVE, IL, September 5, 2016 - Most parents who are hesitant about vaccines are not opposed to immunizing their children, but rather are...

Philae found!

September 5, 2016 - Less than a month before the end of the mission, Rosetta’s high-resolution camera has revealed the Philae lander wedged into...

Jupiter’s North Pole Unlike Anything Encountered in Solar System

September 2, 2016 - NASA’s Juno spacecraft has sent back the first-ever images of Jupiter’s north pole, taken during the spacecraft’s first flyby of...

How segregationists sold their message on US television

August 31, 2016 - The effective use of national television broadcasts by white segregationists during the civil rights movement could provide valuable insights into...

Study finds shark fins & meat contain high levels of neurotoxins linked to Alzheimer’s...

MIAMI, Aug. 29, 2016 - In a new study, University of Miami (UM) scientists found high concentrations of toxins linked to neurodegenerative diseases in...

Showing Toxic Algal Blooms’ True Colors

August 29, 2016 - Explosive growth of cyanobacteria, also called blue-green algae, is nothing new. In fact, such cyanobacteria probably produced the original oxygen...

Some Breast Cancer Patients With Low Genetic Risk Could Skip Chemotherapy, Study Finds

August 25, 2016 - Early-stage breast cancer patients whose tumors carry genetic markers associated with a low risk of disease recurrence may not need...

Solar energy boosted by new forecasting system

BOULDER, Colo. August 24, 2016 - A cutting edge forecasting system developed by a national team of scientists offers the potential to save the...

Astronomy shown to be set in standing stone

Aug. 17, 2016 - University of Adelaide research has for the first time statistically proven that the earliest standing stone monuments of Britain, the...

NASA Study Analyzes Four Corners Methane Sources

August 15, 2016 - In an extensive airborne survey, a NASA-led team has analyzed a previously identified "hot spot" of methane emissions in the...

Hubble’s fireball

August 15, 2016 - This dramatic burst of colour shows a cosmic object with an equally dramatic history. Enveloped within striking, billowing clouds of...

‘Chemtrails’ not real, say leading atmospheric science experts

WASHINGTON, DC, Aug. 12, 2016 - Well-understood physical and chemical processes can easily explain the alleged evidence of a secret, large-scale atmospheric spraying program,...

Ten trillionths of your suntan comes from beyond our galaxy

Aug. 12, 2016 - Lie on the beach this summer and your body will be bombarded by about sextillion photons of light per second. Most...

Slower snowmelt affects downstream water availability in western mountains

RENO, Nev. August 12, 2016 - Western communities are facing effects of a warming climate with slower and earlier snowmelt reducing streamflows and possibly...

Textbook story of how humans populated America is ‘biologically unviable,’ study finds

Aug. 11, 2016 - The established theory about the route by which Ice Age peoples first reached the present-day United States has been challenged...