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Four ways climate change is affecting our health—and what we can do about it

Thu, 01/23/2020 - 14:41
Climate change is already affecting our health, even if we don't think about it much, says a University of Alberta public health expert. "People think about climate change as only impacting those in the Arctic or on the coasts or in low-lying places, but what has ...

New 'smart' polymer glows brighter when stretched

Thu, 01/23/2020 - 14:41
On the left are two films of the polymer, with the copper complexes incorporated as cross-linkers. On the right are two vials of the isolated copper complexes, which were developed by Pradyna Patil, a former postdoctoral scholar. The polymer films and isolated ...

First space-baked cookies took 2 hours in experimental oven

Thu, 01/23/2020 - 14:34
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – The results are finally in for the first chocolate chip cookie bake-off in space. While looking more or less normal, the best cookies required two hours of baking time last month up at the International Space Station. It takes far less time ...

How this robot pigeon could inspire the future of flight

Thu, 01/23/2020 - 14:30
Researchers from Stanford University have developed a winged robot that mimics the way birds fly and could inspire the next generation of flying robots. Featured. The Z Factor. 8 Stories36 Minutes · Generation Maker: America's new breed of manufacturers.

NASA Celebrates the Legacy of the Spitzer Space Telescope

Thu, 01/23/2020 - 14:27
NASA is celebrating the legacy of one of its Great Observatories, the Spitzer Space Telescope, which has studied the universe in infrared light for more than 16 years. The Spitzer mission will come to a close on Jan. 30. Launched in 2003, Spitzer revealed ...

Betelgeuse is continues to dim, diminishes to 1.506 magnitude

Thu, 01/23/2020 - 14:24
Betelgeuse keeps getting dimmer, and everyone is wondering what exactly that means. The star will go supernova at the end of its life, but that's not projected to happen for tens of thousands of years or so. So what's causing the dimming? Villanova University ...

You may find yourself inhaling 'chemical mud' whereas utilizing aircraft oxygen masks

Thu, 01/23/2020 - 14:22
YOUR aircraft oxygen masks may not simply be giving out oxygen – and as an alternative be letting you breathe in “chemical mud”. Plane don't have oxygen canisters on board and as an alternative have a chemical substances which burn and react to create ...

Sports can be an important part of Aboriginal culture for women, but many barriers remain

Thu, 01/23/2020 - 14:20
Regular exercise is important for Indigenous women's health, as it protects against obesity and chronic conditions such as heart disease and diabetes. These conditions are more prevalent among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people than ...

Infants integrate firsthand and social experiences to decide when and how to try

Thu, 01/23/2020 - 14:04
Date: January 20, 2020; Source: Arizona State University; Summary: Persistence is important to learning and is related to success in school and emotional well-being. A new study of persistence shows that 18-month-old infants made rational inferences about ...

Oldest mushroom fossil discovered, will help better explain evolution of organisms

Thu, 01/23/2020 - 12:28
Boffins have discovered the oldest ever mushroom fossil to be identified, a finding which pushes back the time when the fungal organisms first appeared on the Earth by about 300 million years. According to the scientists, including those from Universite Libre ...

The Most Intriguing Star in the Galaxy

Thu, 01/23/2020 - 12:00
Sometime this week, you might walk outside in broad daylight, look up to the sky, and see a luminous orb as bright as a full moon. Only it wouldn't be the moon. It would be something far more explosive: the dazzling aftermath of a cataclysm hundreds of ...

Scientists find 'ghost particles' coming from inside the Earth

Thu, 01/23/2020 - 11:46
Scientists have found new "ghost particles" coming from inside the Earth. The mysterious particles, known as geoneutrinos, rarely interact with matter and so can be almost impossible to detect. But scientists working in the world's biggest underground ...

Study reveals two writers penned landmark inscriptions in eighth-century BCE Samaria

Thu, 01/23/2020 - 11:40
The ancient Samaria ostraca—eighth-century BCE ink-on-clay inscriptions unearthed at the beginning of the 20th century in Samaria, the capital of the biblical kingdom of Israel—are among the earliest collections of ancient Hebrew writings ever discovered.

Asteroid shock: Asteroid which NASA plans to visit has 'small moon' in its orbit

Thu, 01/23/2020 - 10:45
AN ASTEROID which NASA is planning on sending a probe to has been discovered to have a small moon orbiting it, experts have revealed. In 2021, NASA plans to launch its Lucy mission which will see a probe visit Trojan asteroids – a group of small space ...

World's oldest mushroom has discovered – smashing previous record by 350 million years

Thu, 01/23/2020 - 10:43
The world's oldest mushroom has been discovered – smashing the previous record by 350 million years in what scientist call a 'major' discovery. It lived up to 810 million years ago in the Democratic Republic of the Congo and helped kick start life on Earth.

GBR trip reveals unknown corals

Thu, 01/23/2020 - 10:39
Dozens of previously unknown coral species have been discovered during a three-week scuba diving expedition covering the length of Australia's Great Barrier Reef. A team of marine biologists completed the trip from Capricorn Bunkers off Gladstone to ...

Vote to name the next Mars rover

Thu, 01/23/2020 - 10:35
NASA has chosen the names of 9 finalists – based on winning entries in an essay contest among K-12 students – to help name the next Mars rover. Read the essays, and/or vote for your favorite. Sharing is caring! Tweet. Share. Pin. Mail. Share. Cartoon of a ...

Do you have the genetic code for a long and healthy life?

Thu, 01/23/2020 - 10:32
Australian researchers have uncovered the genes that will make you healthy and able to live a long life, in a major scientific breakthrough. The Garvan Institute of Medical Research has mapped the genomic data of 4000 Australians aged over 70 who have ...

Dead animals help ecosystems to flourish: Study

Thu, 01/23/2020 - 10:26
ANI | Updated: Jan 23, 2020 15:56 IST. Washington D.C. [USA], Jan 23 (ANI): Stumbling across an animal carcass lying in a forest might be too gruesome of a scene for many, but what seems repulsive to people, can have immensely positive implications for ...

NASA Locates Icy Mars Crater, Shares Its Amazing Images

Thu, 01/23/2020 - 10:14
Our universe is congested with wonders that are still left hidden to the astronomers and other planetary experts. However, scientists attempt to take as much as they can through their cameras and satellites. The National Aeronautical And Space Administration ...

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