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Thousands of dead fish seen in New York canal: what killed them?...
Video of thousands of dead fish clogging the waterways at Shinnecock Canal in Hampton Bays, New York, went viral earlier this week as people wondered just what did in the aquatic creatures. Now, officials have revealed that their investigation cites suffo
By aphrodite on 2016-11-18 07:59 UTC
This startup combines solar, lighting, WiFi, energy storage, and EV charging into a single unit...
Totem Power's platform takes the concept of a utility pole to a whole new level.
By aphrodite on 2016-11-18 07:58 UTC
Scientists Discover a Nearby 'SuperEarth' --"Could Help with Future Studies of Biological Activity"...
"This rocky exoplanet is orbiting a star much smaller and cooler than the Sun," said Jonay Isaí González with the Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias, "but, sufficiently nearby and bright. It is also observable from both the northern and southern...
By kynast on 2016-11-16 20:46 UTC
People with Ebola may not always show symptoms...
25 percent of individuals in a Sierra Leone village were infected with the Ebola virus but had no symptoms, a research team has determined, suggesting broader transmission of the virus than originally thought.
By kynast on 2016-11-16 00:09 UTC
'Project Blue' Space Telescope Launches Crowdfunding Campaign...
Project Blue, an ambitious initiative to directly image planets around the double suns of Alpha Centauri, has started crowdfunding for its space telescope.
By ceres on 2016-11-15 17:47 UTC
Final Frontier Fashion: New 'Star Trek' Line Energizes ThinkGeek...
Ready to beam up a new wardrobe? A new set of "Star Trek" fashions has debuted on nerd gear website ThinkGeek, courtesy of a collaboration with "fangirl" fashion company Her Universe.
By ceres on 2016-11-15 17:47 UTC
Photos: Gaia Spacecraft to Map Milky Way Galaxy...
See photos and images from the European Space Agency's Gaia mission to map the Milky Way galaxy.
By ceres on 2016-11-15 16:15 UTC
Radical New Theory of Gravity --"An Emergent Phenomenon, Not a Fundamental Force of the Universe"...
A new theory of gravity might explain the curious motions of stars in galaxies. Emergent gravity, as the new theory is called, predicts the exact same deviation of motions that is usually explained by invoking dark matter. Erik Verlinde, renowned...
By ceres on 2016-11-08 20:33 UTC
Exoplanet hunters are missing 75 per cent of two-star worlds...
Planets orbiting binary stars have a weird whirling geometry, meaning they don't pass in front of their stars once every orbit - but we're figuring out how to find them
By ceres on 2016-11-08 20:33 UTC
The Ebola Virus Mutated Into a Deadlier Form During the West African Epidemic...
A new analysis of the Ebola genome shows the dreaded virus acquired several new mutations during the course of the 2013-2016 West African Epidemic, making it even better at infecting human cells.
By ceres on 2016-11-03 18:30 UTC
First discovery of 50,000-year-old human settlements in Australian interior...
Sophisticated campsite overturns our understanding of how humans colonized the continent
By ceres on 2016-11-02 18:46 UTC
China's New FAST Radio Telescope Joins in Hunt for Alien Civilization Orbiting Milky Way's Strangest Star --"Beijing Astronomers Cast Doubt on the Effort"...
The world’s largest radio telescope, in southwestern China, is joining an international search for extraterrestrial intelligence focused on a mysterious, flickering star that has sparked unprecedented curiosity in recent months. “Breakthrough Listen recen
By ceres on 2016-11-01 03:05 UTC
NASA's Pluto Probe Beams Back Final Data from Historic Flyby ...
The last piece of New Horizons flyby data reached mission control at the Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory (APL) in Laurel, Maryland, early Tuesday morning (Oct. 25), NASA officials said.
By ceres on 2016-10-28 16:16 UTC
Kepler finds scores of planets around cool dwarf stars...
The latest observations with K2 revealed 87 planet candidates, on top of 667 previously announced candidates, almost all with sizes between those of Mars and Neptune.
By kynast on 2016-10-22 04:00 UTC
New Horizons: Possible Clouds on Pluto, Next Target is Reddish...
The next target for NASAs New Horizons mission which made a historic flight past Pluto in July 2015 apparently bears a colorful resemblance to its famous, main destination.
By ceres on 2016-10-21 19:30 UTC
Anti-inflammatory drugs can relieve symptoms of depression...
An analysis of 20 studies suggests that anti-cytokine drugs could help people with depression especially those who dont respond to antidepressants
By ceres on 2016-10-18 12:19 UTC
Does Your 'Self' Have a Soul?...
Most religions claim that there is more to the self than the brain. The traditional understanding is that human sentience and selfhood are conveyed via some kind of nonphysical substance, often called a "soul."
By rjx32 on 2016-10-16 20:42 UTC
"Darwin's Aliens" --New Answers to the Fermi Paradox (Weekend Feature)...
“Evolutionary selection, acting on a cosmic scale," says Adrian Kent of the University of Cambridge and Canada's Perimeter Institute. "tends to extinguish species which conspicuously advertise themselves and their habitats.” The Fermi paradox is the appar
By rjx32 on 2016-10-16 20:42 UTC
European Mars Lander Separates From Mothership, Takes Aim at Red Planet...
A European spacecraft destined to land on Mars detached from its mothership on Sunday (Oct. 16), setting the stage for a daring descent to the Red Planet's surface later this week.
By rjx32 on 2016-10-16 20:39 UTC
European-led Mars lander to start descent to red planet...
FRANKFURT (Reuters) - A Mars lander is due to leave its mothership on Sunday and head toward the red planet's surface to test technologies for Europe's planned first Mars rover, which will search for signs
By ceres on 2016-10-15 23:47 UTC
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