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Second antibiotic no advantage for treating super-bug Golden Staph

Fri, 02/14/2020 - 00:45
Date: February 13, 2020; Source: University of Queensland; Summary: A world-first clinical trial has called into question the effectiveness of using more than one antibiotic to treat the deadly 'super-bug', Methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) ...

I spy with my digital eye ... a tiger's breathing, a lion's pulse

Fri, 02/14/2020 - 00:45
Date: February 13, 2020; Source: University of South Australia; Summary: Scientists have developed a new way to undertake basic health checks of exotic wildlife using a digital camera, saving them the stress of an anesthetic. Share: FULL STORY ...

DreamUp and Nanoracks announce HBCU collaboration with Langston University

Fri, 02/14/2020 - 00:34
DreamUp, the leading provider space-based educational opportunities, and sister-company Nanoracks, the leading provider of commercial access to space, have announced a joint effort with Oklahoma Historically Black College or University (HBCU), ...

Method combination allows deep insights into ultrafast light-induced processes

Fri, 02/14/2020 - 00:34
Since the 1990s, femtochemistry has been researching ultrafast processes at the molecular level. In the last few years, the research group Femtosecond Dynamics at TU Graz's Institute of Experimental Physics has been able to achieve a number of successes ...

Pitt study uncovers new electronic state of matter

Fri, 02/14/2020 - 00:34
A research team led by professors from the University of Pittsburgh Department of Physics and Astronomy has announced the discovery of a new electronic state of matter. Jeremy Levy, a distinguished professor of condensed matter physics, and Patrick Irvin, ...

NASA expects thousands to apply for astronaut jobs ahead of moon missions

Fri, 02/14/2020 - 00:28
NASA expects thousands of astronaut applications after it starts to accept them March 2, with enthusiasm fueled by the much anticipated return to human spaceflight this year. "I wouldn't be surprised if they have 50,000 applicants now. Going back to the moon ...

How local hospitals are preparing for a possible coronavirus outbreak

Fri, 02/14/2020 - 00:25
MEMPHIS, Tenn. — The Shelby County Health Department is still monitoring 20 people for potential coronavirus exposure. Related: Shelby Co. Health Dept. says they're monitoring 20 people for coronavirus. The department is adamant that they are just ...

Coronavirus's genetic fingerprints are used to rapidly map its spread

Fri, 02/14/2020 - 00:04
SEATTLE — Unprecedented data sharing and breakneck genetic sleuthing are charting the new coronavirus's travels around the globe. By cataloging tiny genetic tweaks to the virus, called 2019 novel coronavirus or 2019-nCoV, computational biologist ...

Crossrail and HS2 were doomed from the start: Academics identify 18 reasons why 'megaprojects' so often fail

Fri, 02/14/2020 - 00:02
Academics have identified 18 reasons why so-called megaprojects — like High Speed Two (HS2) and Crossrail — so often fail and propose 54 preventative solutions. Advertisement. Researchers from University College London and the University of Sussex ...

18 Reasons Why Megaprojects Fail and 54 Preventative Solutions

Fri, 02/14/2020 - 00:00
Academics at University College London have identified 18 reasons why megaprojects such as HS2 and Crossrail often fail, as well as 54 preventative solutions. For the first time, academics developed a systematic literature review of the causes and cures of ...

From Langston to Mars

Thu, 02/13/2020 - 23:56
LANGSTON – A nearby university can now count itself as one of the partners of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration on its mission as a leader toward eventually landing humans on Mars. The Langston School of Arts and Sciences was selected ...

Brown University alum Jessica Meir speaks live from International Space Station

Thu, 02/13/2020 - 23:53
Live from the International Space Station: Brown University alum Jessica Meir, to a packed house at Solomon Hall on the campus. She was half of the all-female team to spacewalk last Fall. Jessica Meir, Brown University Class of '99, took questions from ...

NASA Administrator Visits Langston University

Thu, 02/13/2020 - 23:25
LANGSTON, Oklahoma - NASA administrator and former Oklahoma congressman Jim Bridenstine returned to Oklahoma on Thursday to visit Langston University. Langston has partnered with NASA's Johnson Space Center to develop natural ways to restore ...

The Antarctica Factor: Model uncertainties reveal upcoming sea level risk

Thu, 02/13/2020 - 23:00
Within this century already, due to Antarctica alone, global sea level might rise up to three times as much as it did in the last century. This is a finding of an exceptionally comprehensive comparison of state-of-the-art computer models from around the world.

Lots to see in February skies

Thu, 02/13/2020 - 22:55
Although February brings cold, snow, and clouds to the Midwest, it also offers some great astronomical viewing on those infrequent clear evenings and early mornings. As far as planet viewing, there are four planets to watch in the evening sky and three in the ...

UArizona among finalists for NASA's Jupiter moon mission

Thu, 02/13/2020 - 22:54
TUCSON, Ariz. — A University of Arizona-led mission proposal to study one of Jupiter's moon is one of four finalists for the next $500 million Discovery mission. NASA announced the finalists Thursday. If UArizona wins, the Io Volcano Observer mission (IVO) ...

Lovers' stargazing delight this Valentine's Day weekend

Thu, 02/13/2020 - 22:52
WASHINGTON — A stargazing delight is ahead this weekend in the DMV. Take your sweetie out away from city lights and you'll be able to see 5 different planets in the sky Valentine's Day weekend. Jupiter, Mars, Mercury, Saturn, and Venus will all be visible.

The Perfect Orgasm

Thu, 02/13/2020 - 22:47
For more than a decade, I've been writing about, reviewing, and helping to develop sex toys. Over and over again, people give me the same idea for the future of sex tech. To put it simply, they imagine a sex toy that takes all of the work out of self pleasure, ...

A rare and painful tumor that affects humans was found in a 66-million-year-old dinosaur

Thu, 02/13/2020 - 22:45
Israeli researchers at Tel Aviv University investigated some peculiar cavities in the tail fossils of a hadrosaur, a duck-billed dinosaur that was excavated from Canada's Dinosaur Provincial Park. Much to their amazement, these cavities were nearly identical to ...

NASA's next science missions will head for Venus, Io, or Triton

Thu, 02/13/2020 - 22:45
NASA just gave four teams $3 million each to bring their Solar System exploration dreams closer to reality. Two of the scientific teams have their sights set on Venus, one is focused on Jupiter's highly volcanic moon Io, and the last is targeting Triton, a moon of ...