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 2017-05-29 04:34 

The Conversation AU

Not dead yet: how MP3 changed the way we listen to music... +

MP3 compression of digital audio files made music more portable. Shutterstock?Roger Jegg Fotodesign Jegg.deFirst developed almost three decades ago, the MP3 format made large digital audio files relatively small and easy to pass across an internet that wa...

 2017-05-29 04:00 

EurekAlert

New species of frog from the Neotropics carries its heart on its skin... +

In the Neotropics, there is a whole group of so-called glassfrogs that amaze with their transparent skin covering their bellies and showing their organs underneath. A recently discovered new species from Amazonian Ecuador, however, goes a step further to ...

 2017-05-29 04:00 

EurekAlert

Legalizing marijuana will harm health of youth in Canada... +

The federal government's bill C-45 to legalize marijuana in Canada will jeopardize the health of young people and Parliament should vote against it, argues the interim editor-in-chief of CMAJ in an editorial....

 2017-05-29 04:00 

EurekAlert

Paediatric IBD patients not meeting recommended calcium & vitamin D intake... +

The study found that only 26.6% and 21.3% of sufferers were achieving the current recommended intake of calcium and vitamin D respectively. Achieving the correct levels of calcium and vitamin D is essential for developing children, especially for IBD suff...

 2017-05-29 04:00 

EurekAlert

Healing wounds with cell therapy... +

An experimental treatment in mice allows the reprogramming of blood cells in order to promote the healing process of cutaneous wounds. This new therapeutic approach presented recently in the Journal of Investigative Dermatology could prove to be beneficia...

 2017-05-29 04:00 

EurekAlert

First Nations, Inuit babies hospitalized more often in first year of life... +

First Nations and Inuit babies were hospitalized much more often in the first year of life compared with non-Indigenous babies, many for preventable illnesses, found a new study of infant hospitalizations in Quebec, Canada, published in CMAJ....

 2017-05-29 04:00 

EurekAlert

HIV: A therapeutic advance for resource-limited settings... +

ANRS 12286 MOBIDIP, a clinical trial running in parallel in three countries in sub-Saharan Africa, shows that dual therapy with lamivudine and a boosted protease inhibitor is effective as second-line treatment in patients infected by HIV with multiple mut...

 2017-05-29 03:58 

Universe Today

SpaceX Targets June 1 Launch of Space Station Cargo Delivery Mission for NASA... +

SpaceX is targeting a June 1 blastoff for the firms next cargo delivery mission to the International Space Station (ISS) for NASA following todays (May 28) successful test firing of the Falcon 9 boosters main engines on the Florida Space Coast under sunny...

 2017-05-29 03:58 

Inquisitr

War In Space: 'Space Aggressors' Challenge US Forces, Train Against Extraterrestrial... +

There was a time when war in outer space was the province of science fiction, but those days have given way to modern technology, satellite communications, ICBMs (InterContinental Ballistic ......

 2017-05-28 23:20 

ScienceDaily.com

Genomics tracks migration from lost empires to modern cities... +

New genomic tools are enabling researchers to overturn long-held beliefs about the origins of populations. Until recently, assumptions about origins were based on where people were buried, but this does not take into account the migrations that scientists...

 2017-05-28 23:20 

ScienceDaily.com

New genomic analysis promises benefit in female urinary incontinence... +

Urinary incontinence in women is common, with almost 50 percent of adult women experiencing leakage at least occasionally. Genetic or heritable factors are known to contribute to half of all cases, but until now studies had failed to identify the genetic ...

 2017-05-28 22:20 

Inquisitr

The Most Probable Way Humans Will Land On Mars... +

Mars is one planet that has been the subject of many space exploration missions and experiments. However, it is largely inhospitable, which begs the question why all the curiosity about the ......

 2017-05-28 20:10 

ScienceDaily.com

Obesity can cause cardiovascular ill-health, even in the young... +

Higher than normal body mass index (BMI) is known to lead to  cardiovascular ill-health in mid-to-late life, but there has been limited investigation of its effect in young, apparently healthy, adults. Researchers have now shown that having a higher BMI c...

 2017-05-28 20:04 

The Conversation AU

People with creative personalities really do see the world differently... +

How do you see the world? pixabay.comWhat is it about a creative work such as a painting or piece of music that elicits our awe and admiration? Is it the thrill of being shown something new, something different, something the artist saw that we did not? ...

 2017-05-28 18:20 

Phys.org

New Russian jet takes to air in bid to rival Airbus and Boeing... +

Russia on Sunday held a successful test flight of its new MC-21 medium-haul passenger jet that it hopes will revive its troubled civil aviation industry and challenge giants Airbus and Boeing....

 2017-05-28 18:16 

Phys.org

Ford's changes at the top aimed at faster decision-making... +

Earlier this week, Ford Motor Co. replaced company veteran Mark Fields as CEO with Jim Hackett, a relative newcomer to the auto industry. Ford said it needed the change to speed up decision-making and reorient toward the future....

 2017-05-28 16:46 

The Daily Galaxy

"A Strange Alien World" --NASA's Newly Released Juno Flyby Photos of Jupiter... +

Enter an alien world of Mars-sized polar cyclones, colossal swirling storm systems that travel deep into the heart of the gas giant, and a gigantic magnetic field that may indicate it was generated closer to the planet’s surface than previously... &#...

 2017-05-28 16:00 

Astrobiology Magazine

A Whole New Jupiter: First Science Results from NASAs Juno Mission... +

Early science results from NASAs Juno mission to Jupiter portray the largest planet in our solar system as a complex, gigantic, turbulent world....

 2017-05-28 15:32 

Phys.org

More Heathrow chaos as BA scrambles to recover from IT crash... +

Thousands of travellers faced further chaos on Sunday as British Airways cancelled around 40 flights from London's Heathrow Airport following an IT system failure....

 2017-05-28 15:31 

Phys.org

US official mulling greatly expanding airplane laptop ban... +

Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly says he's considering banning laptops from the passenger cabins of all international flights to and from the United States....

 2017-05-28 13:19 

The Daily Galaxy

Last Week's Top Space & NASA Headlines --"From Strange Signals from Alien Worlds to Day the Dinosaurs Died"... +

FRB's --"Strange Signals from Alien Worlds" (WATCH) Hyper-Growth Galaxies from Early Universe --"Formed in Unusual Regions of the Cosmos" NASA Reveals 'Stunning' Jupiter Juno-Mission Science Discoveries --"Swirling Pol...

 2017-05-28 12:11 

LiveScience.com

Early Collapse of Arctic Sea Ice Is Another Ominous Sign of Rapid Warming... +

The Arctic is warming twice as fast as the lower latitudes, and scientists report sea ice across the Nares Strait just collapsed two months earlier than normal....

 2017-05-28 11:56 

LiveScience.com

How Would Engineers Build the Golden Gate Bridge Today?... +

It's been 80 years since this beloved landmark opened to San Francisco traffic. In the interim, technology has advanced is there a better way to span this strait?...

 2017-05-28 11:30 

Scientific American

Hunting Big Game: Why People Kill Animals for Fun... +

Thousands of people each year visit wild spaces across Africa with guns in hand. They’re playing a dangerous game ...

 2017-05-28 11:00 

Space.com

Curious Kids: What Plants Could Grow in the Goldilocks Zone of Space?... +

Imagine a planet like the Earth, orbiting a distant star. Could that planet have life? Well, life on Earth (the only life we know) needs liquid water. So to find life on another planet, we think that that planet would have to be "just right."...

 2017-05-28 10:59 

Space.com

Space Station Soundtrack: Astronaut Thomas Pesquet Shares His #Songs4Space... +

During his first stay at the International Space Station, French astronaut Thomas Pesquet documented his life in orbit by sharing his #songs4space on Twitter....

 2017-05-28 10:58 

Space.com

Cassini Takes Most Dangerous Saturn Ring Dive Yet... +

The Cassini spacecraft completes its sixth dive between Saturn and its rings today (May 28), and this is the most dangerous dive yet through the inner edge of Saturn's D ring....

 2017-05-28 09:40 

Phys.org

Google linking online and offline worlds in new ad challenge... +

Google is testing a way to tie online ads to brick-and-mortar store purchases, a move whetting marketing appetites while fueling privacy worries....

 2017-05-28 09:37 

Phys.org

Why nuclear could become the next 'fossil' fuel... +

A gray dinosaur statue outside south Florida's largest power plant is meant to symbolize two decommissioned fossil fuel reactors, but it also could be seen to represent a nuclear industry crumpling under mounting costs....

 2017-05-28 09:36 

Phys.org

BA aims to restore normal flight service after IT failure... +

British Airways said Sunday it was still working to restore its computer systems but hoped to resume flights from London airports, a day after a global IT failure crippled its services....

 2017-05-28 09:36 

Phys.org

In Canada, parks thrive but conservationists cry foul... +

On a highway in Banff National Park in western Canada, tourists hastily park their cars to catch a glimpse of a bear at the edge of the forest....

 2017-05-28 07:51 

livemint

Worlds first super telescope to decode mysteries of universe... +

The worlds largest optical and infrared telescope is being built in Chile that will help scientists understand the inner-workings of the universe...

 2017-05-28 04:01 

National Geographic

100 Practical Ways to Reverse Climate Change... +

You know some of themuse renewable energy, eat less meatbut others will surprise you....

 2017-05-28 04:00 

EurekAlert

New genomic analysis promises benefit in female urinary incontinence... +

Urinary incontinence in women is common, with almost 50 percent of adult women experiencing leakage at least occasionally. Genetic or heritable factors are known to contribute to half of all cases, but until now studies had failed to identify the genetic ...

 2017-05-28 04:00 

EurekAlert

Genomics tracks migration from lost empires to modern cities... +

New genomic tools are enabling researchers to overturn long-held beliefs about the origins of populations. Until recently, assumptions about origins were based on where people were buried, but this does not take into account the migrations that scientists...

 2017-05-28 04:00 

EurekAlert

World first study reveals increase in premature deaths in Australian nursing homes... +

The first comprehensive study of deaths in Australian nursing homes has been published today (May 29), revealing a more than 400 percent increase in the incidence of premature and potentially preventable deaths of nursing home residents over the past deca...

 2017-05-28 03:51 

livemint

ISRO braces to tame GSLV Mark-III that could launch Indians into space... +

The Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle Mark III (GSLV Mk- III) is heaviest rocket ever made by India that is capable of carrying the heaviest satellites till now...

 2017-05-28 03:47 

BBC

Climate change: World awaits Trump decision on Paris deal... +

The US president said he would announce this week if he would pull out of the Paris agreement....

 2017-05-27 22:34 

Phys.org

Google's AlphaGo retires on top after humbling world No. 1... +

The Google-owned computer algorithm AlphaGo is retiring from playing humans in the ancient Chinese game of Go after roundly defeating the world's top player this week, its developer said Saturday....

 2017-05-27 22:31 

Phys.org

BA outage creates London travel chaos; power issue blamed... +

British Airways canceled all flights from London's Heathrow and Gatwick airports on Saturday as a global IT failure upended the travel plans of tens of thousands of people on a busy U.K. holiday weekend....

 2017-05-27 22:30 

Phys.org

Carcass of 79-foot blue whale washes ashore in California... +

The body of a 79-foot (24-meter) blue whale has washed ashore in California's Marin County and experts are trying to determine why it died....

 2017-05-27 20:32 

Universe Today

How Far Away is Fusion? Unlocking the Power of the Sun... +

The Sun uses its enormous mass to crush hydrogen into fusion, releasing enormous energy. How long will it be until weve got this energy source for Earth? The post How Far Away is Fusion? Unlocking the Power of the Sun appeared first on Universe Today....

 2017-05-27 20:28 

Universe Today

Star Should Have Gone Supernova, But it Imploded Into a Black Hole Instead... +

While viewing a massive star in the Fireworks Galaxy that was expected to go supernova, a team of astrophysicists instead found that it had formed a black hole. The post Star Should Have Gone Supernova, But it Imploded Into a Black Hole Instead appeared f...

 2017-05-27 17:26 

The Daily Galaxy

Human Milestone! Construction Begins on the Enormous 'Extremely Large Telescope' --"Will Make Discoveries We Simply Cannot Imagine" (WATCH Today's 'Galaxy' Stream)... +

Scientists are a step closer to understanding the inner-workings of the universe following the laying of the first stone, and construction starting on the world's largest optical and infrared telescope. With a main mirror 39 meters in diameter, the Ex...

 2017-05-27 17:11 

Scientific American

Trees Beat Lawns for Water Hungry L.A.... +

Evaporation from overwatered lawns cost the city of Los Angeles 70 billion gallons of wasted water a year. But the city's trees were much thriftier. Christopher Intagliata reports. ...

 2017-05-27 16:42 

livemint

WHO confirms first three Zika virus cases in India... +

The World Health Organisation (WHO) has confirmed three cases of Zika virus, including a pregnant woman, reported from Ahmedabad, the first in India...

 2017-05-27 16:12 

LiveScience.com

Best Outdoor Activities for Staying in Shape in 2017... +

If you still need to get in shape this year, don't fret the balmy days of summer provide a great opportunity for exercising outdoors. ...

 2017-05-27 16:00 

Astrobiology Magazine

Study Shows How Radioactive Decay Could Support Extraterrestrial Life... +

In the icy bodies around our solar system, radiation emitted from rocky cores could break up water molecules and support hydrogen-eating microbes....

 2017-05-27 15:06 

ScienceDaily.com

Marine species distribution shifts will continue under ocean warming... +

Scientists using a high-resolution global climate model and historical observations of species distributions on the Northeast US Shelf have found that commercially important species will continue to shift their distribution as ocean waters warm two to thr...

 2017-05-27 14:00 

Forbes

[ Starts With A Bang Blog ]

Ask Ethan: What Does The Edge Of The Universe Look Like?... +

If you go to the limit of the last thing we'll ever be able to see, what lies beyond it?...

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