Science - /contrib/science/

Sorted by: Last Added Time | Last Commented
Cancer-causing virus masters cell's replication, immortality...
Submitted to Category: /contrib/science/
Viruses are notorious for taking over their host's operations and using them to their own advantage. But few human viruses make themselves quite as cozy as the Epstein-Barr virus, which can be found in an estimated nine out of ten humans without causing a
By ceres on 2017-05-03 01:33 UTC
Urban farming flourishes in New York...
Submitted to Category: /contrib/science/
The urban farm craze is finding fertile ground in New York, where 10 young entrepreneurs are learning to grow greens and herbs without soil, bathed in an indoor, psychedelic light.
By aphrodite on 2017-05-02 05:01 UTC
Unemployment associated with 50% higher risk of death in heart failure patients...
Submitted to Category: /contrib/science/
Not being employed linked with greater likelihood of death than history of diabetes or stroke.
By aphrodite on 2017-05-02 05:01 UTC
Nerve cell miswiring linked to depression...
Submitted to Category: /contrib/science/
A gene helps nerve cell axons extend to parts of the brain to deliver serotonin, a brain chemical associated with depression.
By ceres on 2017-04-28 21:50 UTC
NASA's Dawn Probe at Dwarf Planet Ceres Loses Another Reaction Wheel...
Submitted to Category: /contrib/science/
NASA's Dawn spacecraft has lost another orientation-maintaining reaction wheel, but the failure doesn't threaten the probe's continuing work at the dwarf planet Ceres, agency officials said.
By ceres on 2017-04-27 15:51 UTC
'Iceball' planet discovered through microlensing...
Submitted to Category: /contrib/science/, /contrib/space_news
Scientists have discovered a new planet with the mass of Earth, orbiting its star at the same distance that we orbit our sun. The planet is likely far too cold to be habitable for life as we know it, however, because its star is so faint. But the discover
By ceres on 2017-04-26 23:34 UTC
Melting moons could support liveable atmospheres for aeons...
Submitted to Category: /contrib/science/, /contrib/space_news
If a migrating exoplanet dragged a Europa-like moon closer to its host star, the moons icy shell could melt into liquid oceans and breathable air
By ceres on 2017-04-26 23:34 UTC
Cassini completes final -- and fateful -- Titan flyby: Dive to Saturn next...
Submitted to Category: /contrib/science/, /contrib/space_news
NASA's Cassini spacecraft has had its last close brush with Saturn's hazy moon Titan and is now beginning its final set of 22 orbits around the ringed planet.
By aphrodite on 2017-04-26 07:51 UTC
Oceans galore: new study suggests most habitable planets may lack dry land...
Submitted to Category: /contrib/science/
A new study predicts that most habitable planets may be dominated by oceans spanning over 90% of their surface area.
By aphrodite on 2017-04-25 06:11 UTC
Donald Trump wants to put humans on Mars in three years, President announces in ISS livestream...
Submitted to Category: /contrib/space_news, /contrib/science/
Donald Trump wants humans on Mars in the next three years. He is unsatisfied with Nasa's current plans to get humans on the Red Planet in the 2030s and wants people on Mars by the end of his first term, in three-and-a-half years. At a push, he wants
By viper1 on 2017-04-24 16:30 UTC
Researchers complete phase one human trials of smart pills...
Submitted to Category: /contrib/science/
Researchers at RMIT University in Melbourne, Australia, have successfully completed phase one human trials of ingestible capsules that have the potential to revolutionise the prevention and diagnosis of gut disorders and diseases.
By ceres on 2017-04-24 14:31 UTC
Water, water, everywhere in our Solar system but what does that mean for life?...
Submitted to Category: /contrib/science/, /contrib/space_news
This illustration shows Cassini diving through geyser plumes on Saturn's the ocean world moon of Enceladus. NASA/JPL-CaltechThere was much excitement when NASA recently revealed new details about the oceans that lurk beneath the surface of Saturns ti
By ceres on 2017-04-21 02:09 UTC
Is This The Exoplanet Where Life Will First Be Found?...
Submitted to Category: /contrib/science/, /contrib/space_news
An international team of scientists has found another rocky planet (LHS 1140b) orbiting a nearby red dwarf star. And it looks to be our best bet to date for finding a habitable exoplanet. The post Is This The Exoplanet Where Life Will First Be Found? appe
By ceres on 2017-04-21 02:02 UTC
Earth-Sized Telescope Just Took The First-Ever Photo Of A Black Hole: How It Will Test Theory Of Relativity...
Submitted to Category: /contrib/science/, /contrib/space_news
Astronomers have successfully peered inside a black hole to take an image of its event horizon. What does this new development from the Event Horizon Telescope means in testing Albert Einstein's general theory of relativity?
By ceres on 2017-04-18 19:24 UTC
Astronomers Scan Thousands of Stars for Alien Laser Signals --"Each of Those Stars Could Host a Planet With a New York City, Paris, or Beijing"...
Submitted to Category: /contrib/space_news, /contrib/science/
“Every single one of those stars could have a New York City, a Paris, a London, and we would have no idea,” Nate Tellis of the University of California, Berkeley says about the 5,600 stars scanned in a new study...       
By ceres on 2017-04-18 19:15 UTC
Massive exoplanet discovered using gravitational microlensing method...
Submitted to Category: /contrib/science/, /contrib/space_news
(Phys.org)Astronomers have found a new massive alien world using the gravitational microlensing technique. The newly detected exoplanet, designated MOA-2016-BLG-227Lb, is about three times more massive than Jupiter and orbits a distant star approximately
By ceres on 2017-04-18 15:34 UTC
Exoplanet Discovery by an Amateur Astronomer Shows the Power of Citizen Science...
Submitted to Category: /contrib/science/, /contrib/space_news
You don't need to be a professional astronomer to find new worlds orbiting distant stars. Darwin mechanic and amateur astronomer Andrew Grey this week helped to discover a new exoplanet system with at least four orbiting planets.
By ceres on 2017-04-17 14:06 UTC
Finally, NASA has its universe of images in one happy, searchable place...
Submitted to Category: /contrib/space_news, /contrib/science/
Stars. Galaxies. Planets. Astronauts. But still no alien photos.
By ceres on 2017-04-17 14:01 UTC
NASA identifies two moons in our solar system that could contain life...
Submitted to Category: /contrib/nasa, /contrib/science/
NASA has new evidence that the most likely places to find life beyond Earth are Jupiter's moon Europa or Saturn's moon Enceladus. In terms of potential habitability, Enceladus particularly has almost all of the key ingredients for life as we know
By ceres on 2017-04-13 19:07 UTC
Nasa announce one of Saturn's moons could support alien life in our solar system...
Submitted to Category: /contrib/nasa, /contrib/science/
There might be alien life in our own solar system, Nasa has announced. All of the necessary things to support life have been found on another icy world inside our own neighbourhood.
By ceres on 2017-04-13 19:07 UTC
  • Need an account?  
    or