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'Harmful Algal Blooms' discovered at Hyalite Reservoir

Mon, 08/03/2020 - 23:36
With warm weather comes “HABs,” or Harmful Algal Blooms, caused by blue-green algae native to Montana's freshwater lakes and reservoirs. An algal bloom with the potential to produce toxins harmful to human health has been identified at Hyalite Reservoir ...

Dinosaur diagnosed with bone cancer that afflicts humans today

Mon, 08/03/2020 - 23:32
(CNN) Like humans, dinosaurs got sick. T. rex may have suffered from gout, duck-billed dinosaurs had bone tumors and many species would have scratched at lice. Now, scientists say they have, for the first time, found that dinosaurs suffered from ...

Asthma drug (beta2-agonists) can boost sprint and strength performance in athletes

Mon, 08/03/2020 - 23:30
A type of asthma drug, known as ß2-agonists, can boost sprint and strength performance in athletes who don't have the respiratory condition, finds a review and pooled data analysis of the available evidence, published online in the British Journal of Sports ...

A local stellar graveyard could reveal our galaxy's beginnings

Mon, 08/03/2020 - 23:01
Some two billion years ago, the Milky Way scarfed down a ball of about a million stars until the gravitational pull of our galaxy tore it into a 27,000-light-year-long stellar river. Now, new research looking at the gobbled up remains of our galaxy's snack suggest ...

Climate change-fueled heatwaves could kill millions

Mon, 08/03/2020 - 22:50
Blistering heatwaves are breaking temperature records around the globe this year, from Iraq to the American Southwest. And it's only going to get worse, as climate change accelerates. By the end of this century, extreme heat spells could kill roughly as many ...

Weather Tidbits: Sturgeon Moon

Mon, 08/03/2020 - 22:05
The sturgeon moon takes center stage in this Weather Tidbits. The sturgeon moon is the nickname for the August full moon. It is called that due to the abundance of sturgeon available for fishing in lakes and rivers around the great lakes by Native Americans ...

Two Canadian ice caps have completely vanished from the Arctic, NASA imagery shows

Mon, 08/03/2020 - 22:02
On frosty Ellesmere Island, where Arctic Canada butts up against the northwestern edge of Greenland, two once-enormous ice caps have completely vanished, new NASA imagery shows. It's no mystery where the caps, known as the St. Patrick Bay ice caps, ...

Trump hails SpaceX's 1st splashdown with NASA astronauts. Obama, too.

Mon, 08/03/2020 - 21:41
President Donald Trump and former President Barack Obama hailed SpaceX's first splashdown of NASA astronauts on Sunday (Aug. 2), a landmark feat that capped the first orbital space mission from the U.S. in nearly a decade. SpaceX's Crew Dragon ...

How Dozens of Languages Help Build Gender Stereotypes

Mon, 08/03/2020 - 21:16
Linguists use machine-learning techniques for mining large text corpora to detect how the structure of a language lends meaning to its words. They work on the assumption that terms that appear in close proximity to one another may have similar connotations: ...

Cubesat demonstrates Earth science instrument

Mon, 08/03/2020 - 21:05
WASHINGTON — A cubesat launched earlier this year has successfully tested a version of an instrument that will fly on a larger NASA mission in development. The Hyper-Angular Rainbow Polarimeter (HARP) cubesat was deployed from the International ...

Tracking great white sharks with technology's help

Mon, 08/03/2020 - 20:55
Scientists are using drones and other technology to study great white sharks along the coast of Southern California to better understand interactions between these marine predators and people and assess the risks to human beachgoers. The two-year study ...

Baltimore, Bullock's orioles will retain separate identities

Mon, 08/03/2020 - 20:50
A half-century of controversy over two popular bird species may have finally come to an end. In one corner: the Bullock's oriole, found in the western half of North America. In the other corner: the Baltimore oriole, from the eastern half. Where their ranges meet ...

New research sheds light on bargaining and the 'daily deal market'

Mon, 08/03/2020 - 20:49
If you've ever taken advantage of a nice discount thanks to a promotion from Groupon or LivingSocial, you've tapped the power of the daily deal market yourself. You, the consumer, benefited from the prior bargaining that took place between that big online ...

On Mars, massive ice sheets — not rivers — may have carved ancient valleys

Mon, 08/03/2020 - 20:45
Early Mars may not have been quite the warm, wet paradise scientists have hoped for — not if the valleys scarring its surface work the same way as their counterparts here on Earth do. That's the conclusion of new research that tried to suss out what the Red ...

AI and single-cell genomics: New software predicts cell fate

Mon, 08/03/2020 - 20:42
Traditional single-cell sequencing methods help to reveal insights about cellular differences and functions—but they do this with static snapshots only rather than time-lapse films. This limitation makes it difficult to draw conclusions about the dynamics of cell ...

SpaceX capsule and NASA crew make 1st splashdown in 45 years

Mon, 08/03/2020 - 20:39
Two NASA astronauts have returned to Earth in a dramatic, retro-style splashdown carried out by Elon Musk's SpaceX company. By. MARCIA DUNN AP Aerospace Writer. August 3, 2020, 12:32 PM. 7 min read. Image Icon. NASA astronauts Robert Behnken, ...

New species of fungus sticking out of beetles

Mon, 08/03/2020 - 20:31
Date: August 3, 2020; Source: Pensoft Publishers; Summary: A comprehensive study on a group of unique ectoparasitic fungi associated with insects and other arthropods in Belgium and the Netherlands has been published. The paper provides identification ...

UK Underground Dance Music Brand Secretsundaze is In Danger of Permanent Closure

Mon, 08/03/2020 - 20:04
Thanks to COVID-19, longstanding East London dance music record label and studio Secretsundaze has one foot in a coffin and the other on a banana peel. The underground electronic music promoter, who has organizing parties for nearly 20 years, has ...

Evidence Found In Ancient Cave "Hotel" Indicates Humans May Have Arrived In The Americas 30000 Years Ago

Mon, 08/03/2020 - 20:01
The Chiquihuite cave in Zacatecas, Central Mexico, where the evidence of the early humans was found (Credit: Devlin A. Gandy). The lack of clues left behind by ancient Americans has made it difficult for researchers to pinpoint precisely when humans first ...

Scientists discover secret behind Earth's biodiversity hotspots

Mon, 08/03/2020 - 20:00
A King Protea. Credit: Colin Beale. The research suggests that biodiversity hotspots—such as the Daintree Rainforest in Australia and the Cloud Forests of Ecuador—are teeming with species because they have been ecologically stable for long periods of ...

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