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 2020-02-17 12:16 

TreeHugger

Presidents' Day Survey: Who Is The Greenest President?...

The results of our annual survey are often surprising....

 2020-02-17 12:04 

Space.com

Watch live today! SpaceX Falcon 9 launching 60 Starlink satellites into orbit...

A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket will launch 60 new Starlink internet satellites into orbit from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida today, Feb. 17, and you can watch it live here....

 2020-02-17 12:00 

LiveScience.com

How dark is the cosmic web?...

A dark web ties the universe together. Now, we can see it....

 2020-02-17 12:00 

LiveScience.com

Why do women have orgasms?...

The reason for the female orgasm has long eluded scientists. Men need them for reproduction; women don't. So why do female orgasms exist?...

 2020-02-17 12:00 

TreeHugger

What happens when insect fat replaces butter in Belgian waffles?...

A taste-test between the two kinds of fat had a surprising outcome....

 2020-02-17 11:52 

BBC

Open University scientists testing 'Moon dust' for water...

Scientists at the Open University are studying minerals collected during the 1969 Moon landings....

 2020-02-17 11:50 

Phys.org

Novel formulation permits use of toxin from rattlesnake venom to treat chronic pain...

Crotoxin, extracted from the venom of the South American rattlesnake Crotalus durissus terrificus, has been studied for almost a century for its analgesic, anti-inflammatory and antitumor activities and as an even more powerful muscle paralyzer than botul...

 2020-02-17 11:47 

Phys.org

The paradox of dormancy: Why sleep when you can eat?...

Why do predators sometimes lay dormant eggs, which are hardy, but take a long time to hatch and are expensive to produce? That is the question that researchers from Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD) set out to answer in a recent paper p...

 2020-02-17 11:45 

Scientific American

Indigenous Lands Ace Biodiversity Measurements...

Across the board, indigenous-managed regions equal or surpass conventional conservation areas...

 2020-02-17 11:00 

ScienceNews.org

How a quantum technique highlights math's mysterious link to physics...

Verifying proofs to very hard math problems is possible with infinite quantum entanglement....

 2020-02-17 11:00 

TreeHugger

Photo: Tiger moth caterpillar is the cutest of all...

Our photo of the day comes from the rainforest of Ecuador....

 2020-02-17 10:41 

New Scientist

Cyborg grasshoppers have been engineered to sniff out explosives...

The super-sensitive smelling ability of American grasshoppers has been used to create biological bomb sniffers, which could prove useful for security purposes...

 2020-02-17 10:00 

Phys.org

Extreme weather could bring next recession...

Physical climate risk from extreme weather events remains unaccounted for in financial markets. Without better knowledge of the risk, the average energy investor can only hope that the next extreme event won't trigger a sudden correction, according to...

 2020-02-17 07:00 

Forbes

[ Starts With A Bang Blog ]

These 22 Pictures Are The Perfect Farewell To NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope...

One of NASA's original great observatories, Spitzer showed us the infrared Universe as never before....

 2020-02-17 05:00 

EurekAlert

Study identifies states with highest rates of melanoma due to ultraviolet radiation...

A new study finds a wide state-by-state variation in rates of melanoma caused by ultraviolet (UV) exposure with highest rates in several states on the East and West Coast including Hawaii, but also a few landlocked states, including Utah, Vermont, and Min...

 2020-02-17 05:00 

EurekAlert

Test measures immune response to improve ovarian cancer diagnosis...

About 300,000 new cases of ovarian cancer are diagnosed globally each year, with about 60% of women dying within five years after diagnosis. A clinical trial has shown testing for a specific immune biomarker could improve diagnosis....

 2020-02-17 05:00 

EurekAlert

Parents from lower-income families less likely to say child's water supply is safe...

Parents from lower-income families are less likely to describe their home tap water as safe, say their water has been tested or feel confident in the quality of drinking fountain water at their child's school compared with higher income peers, a new n...

 2020-02-17 05:00 

EurekAlert

How learning about fish can help us save the Amazon rainforest...

They might not be as popular as jaguars and parrots, but fish hold the key to lots of the Amazon rainforest's secrets. Studying the different kinds of fish living in the region's lakes and rivers helps scientists understand how rainforest ecosyste...

 2020-02-17 05:00 

EurekAlert

Systems analysis for a new Arctic...

A major new IIASA report highlights new and emerging policy trends in the Arctic, a region on the front lines of climate change, geopolitics, and global governance....

 2020-02-17 05:00 

EurekAlert

Mortality from all causes over 40% higher in female domestic abuse survivors...

Women who have experienced domestic abuse appear to be more than 40% more likely to die from any cause compared to the general population, a study led by the Universities of Warwick and Birmingham suggests....

 2020-02-17 05:00 

EurekAlert

Sitting more is associated with higher heart disease risk in older women...

Post-menopausal Hispanic women sat an average of about 8-1/2 hours per day, compared to more than 9 hours per day for non-Hispanic women.In the total sample of older women, prolonged sitting time patterns were associated with significantly greater body ma...

 2020-02-17 05:00 

EurekAlert

The skinny on why poor sleep may increase heart risk in women...

A new study suggests that for women, poor sleep could contribute to unhealthy food choices, increasing the risk of obesity and heart disease....

 2020-02-17 05:00 

EurekAlert

Cutting off kidney cancer at its roots...

Scientists at the MDC have discovered stem cells responsible for the most common form of kidney cancer. The team of Walter Birchmeier has found a way to block the growth of these tumors in three models of the disease....

 2020-02-17 05:00 

EurekAlert

Extreme weather could bring next recession...

Despite obvious market risks brought by fires, floods and other events, asset managers are slow to react....

 2020-02-16 23:45 

ScienceDaily.com

Facial expressions don't tell the whole story of emotion...

Facial expressions might not be reliable indicators of emotion, research indicates. In fact, it might be more accurate to say we should never trust a person's face, new research suggests....

 2020-02-16 23:34 

ScienceNews.org

Turning human bodies into compost works, a small trial suggests...

Experiments test the effectiveness and safety of human composting, which may soon be an alternative to burial or cremation in Washington state....

 2020-02-16 21:51 

Universe Today

Betelgeuse Is Still Dimming! And We Have the Pictures to Prove It...

Near the end of 2019, astronomers watching the red giant Betelgeuse noted how much the star had dimmed, continuing to steadily fade for months. It's a variable star, and it's known to get dimmer and brighter, but the big surprise is that it's ...

 2020-02-16 21:28 

The Daily Galaxy

Planet Earth Report "Astronomers Probe Vast Data for Alien Life to 2-Billion-Year-Old Fossil Blobs"...

"Planet Earth Report" provides descriptive links to headline news by leading science journalists about the extraordinary discoveries, technology, people, and events changing our knowledge of Planet Earth and the future of the human species. Our ca...

 2020-02-16 21:25 

ScienceNews.org

Linking sense of touch to facial movement inches robots toward 'feeling' pain...

Artificial systems that allow a robot to "feel" pain might ultimately lead to empathy....

 2020-02-16 20:46 

SpaceNews

China quietly rolls out new rocket to launch mystery satellite...

China has quietly rolled out a new Long March 7A rocket at a coastal launch site in preparation for launch of a 'technology verification satellite'. SpaceNews.com...

 2020-02-16 18:55 

The Conversation AU

Critical minerals are vital for renewable energy. We must learn to mine them responsibly...

As the world shifts away from fossil fuels, we will need to produce enormous numbers of wind turbines, solar panels, electric vehicles and batteries. Demand for the materials needed to build them will skyrocket. This includes common industrial metals such...

 2020-02-16 16:22 

The Daily Galaxy

"Coincidence?" Climate Change May Have Powered the Evolution of Human Intelligence (Weekend Feature)...

In Apeman to Spaceman, the BBC reported that about two million years ago, something extraordinary started happening in the Great Rift Valley in East Africa. Our ape ancestors began to evolve from animals with brain power close to that of a chimpanzee, to ...

 2020-02-16 14:42 

SpaceNews

Commerce Department seeks big funding boost for Office of Space Commerce...

The Commerce Department is once again requesting a large budget increase for its Office of Space Commerce in order to work on space traffic management activities after Congress rejected a similar request last year. SpaceNews.com...

 2020-02-16 14:13 

Space.com

In photos: See the Antares rocket's Cygnus NG-13 cargo ship launch to space station...

See photos of Northrop Grumman's amazing Antares rocket launch that sent the Cygnus NG-13 spacecraft to the International Space station on Feb. 15, 2020....

 2020-02-16 14:01 

LiveScience.com

Getting high on cannabis makes people vulnerable to 'false memories'...

Can you trust an eyewitness while they're high, or should you wait until they sober up?...

 2020-02-16 14:00 

Scientific American

50, 100 & 150 Years Ago: February 2020 Cooling the Air around Us; The Dangers of Diving...

Ice, refrigeration and the technology of chill...

 2020-02-16 13:12 

Space.com

Orion and its dimming star Betelgeuse shine over a stargazer in this sentimental night-sky photo...

A night-sky photo features a lonely stargazer admiring the beautiful constellation of Orion, the hunter — and it's strangely dimming star Betelgeuse....

 2020-02-16 12:30 

Science AAAS

What happens to our online lives after we die?...

"Digital legacies" create privacy issues and a new culture of mourning...

 2020-02-16 12:00 

LiveScience.com

Can you 'turn off' a nightmare?...

Given how unsettling and haunting nightmares can be, is there a way for dreamers to avoid, or even turn off, these bad dreams as they happen?...

 2020-02-16 11:20 

Phys.org

Flight of fancy? Aviation industry tries to go green...

From an emissions-reducing model jet that looks like something from a sci-fi movie to electric aircraft and sustainable fuel, the aviation industry is ramping up efforts to go green as consumer pressure grows....

 2020-02-16 11:20 

Phys.org

Candy, cheese soar to space station to satisfy crew cravings...

A cargo ship rocketed toward the International Space Station on Saturday, carrying candy and cheese to satisfy the astronauts' cravings....

 2020-02-16 07:05 

Science AAAS

Teen vaping is bad. Nicotine makes it worse, says researcher...

Animal studies hint at long-term harm to the developing brain...

 2020-02-16 06:30 

Science AAAS

Do you trust science? These five factors play a big role...

Researchers investigate the influence of gender, political party, and more...

 2020-02-16 05:00 

EurekAlert

Our digital afterlife...

It's a problem unique to the 21st century: What happens to your digital self after you die? Social media pages and accounts often turn into memorials when someone dies, giving people a chance to still feel connected to those they've lost. But afte...

 2020-02-16 05:00 

EurekAlert

Facial expressions don't tell the whole story of emotion...

Facial expressions might not be reliable indicators of emotion, research indicates. In fact, it might be more accurate to say we should never trust a person's face, new research suggests....

 2020-02-16 05:00 

EurekAlert

Examining how often care, ICU admissions were consistent with treatment-limiting orders near end of life...

Patients with chronic life-limiting illnesses often have medical orders with treatment limitations in place regarding medical interventions and intensive care unit admissions near the end of their lives. This observational study included about 1,800 patie...

 2020-02-16 03:00 

Nautilus

Why We Love to Be Grossed Out - Facts So Romantic...

Disgust may not be a straightforward extension of the immune system's aversion to harmful substances, but rather "a psychological nebula, lacking definite boundaries, discrete internal structure, or a single center of gravity," says psychologi...

 2020-02-16 02:07 

Space.com

SpaceX delays launch of 60 Starlink satellites due to rocket valve checks...

SpaceX has postponed the launch of its next batch of Starlink satellites due to an issue with a valve component on the rocket's second stage....

 2020-02-15 22:00 

SpaceNews

Cygnus launches to space station...

A Cygnus cargo spacecraft launched Feb. 15 carrying more than three tons of supplies and experiments for the International Space Station. SpaceNews.com...

 2020-02-15 20:44 

Space.com

Northrop Grumman launches Cygnus cargo ship to space station for NASA...

A Northrop Grumman Antares rocket launched a commercial Cygnus cargo ship to the International Space Station for NASA after a week of delays....

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