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 2017-02-26 19:00 

Scientific American

Readers Respond to the November 2016 Issue... +

Letters to the editor from the November 2016 issue of Scientific American ...

 2017-02-26 18:00 

Scientific American

Fossil Pigments Reveal the True Colors of Dinosaurs... +

Long thought impossible, preservation of fossil pigments is allowing scientists to reconstruct extinct organisms with unprecedented accuracy—a feat that is yielding surprising insights into the... ...

 2017-02-26 17:50

Moon Blocks (Most of) the Sun in 'Ring of Fire' Solar Eclipse... +

A "ring of fire" appeared in the sky over parts of South America and Africa today (Feb. 26), during an annular solar eclipse....

 2017-02-26 16:14

Improved technology saves maple syrup producers time, energy... +

Maple syrup doesn't get that rich flavor and color in an instant. It's a long process from tree to bottle....

 2017-02-26 16:13

New LG phone influenced by Samsung's Note 7 troubles... +

Samsung's fiasco with its fire-prone Note 7 phone has pushed its rival LG to take additional precautions with its next smartphone....

 2017-02-26 16:12

Stargazers applaud as moon eclipses sun... +

Stargazers applauded as they were plunged into darkness Sunday when the moon passed in front of the sun in a spectacular "ring of fire" eclipse....

 2017-02-26 16:07

ZTE launches world's first 5G-ready smartphone... +

Chinese telecoms giant ZTE unveiled Sunday what it said is the world's first smartphone compatible with the lightening-fast 5G mobile internet service that networks expect to have up and running by 2020....

 2017-02-26 15:28

Could a Spacecraft Fly to the Sun?... +

Humans have sent spacecraft to the moon, the red planet Mars and even distant interstellar space, but can we send a spaceship to the scorching sun?...

 2017-02-26 14:58

Type 2 Diabetes: Why Insulin Therapy Is So Difficult to Manage... +

Type 2 diabetes is an epidemic in the US, and at some point, half of the 30 million people with diabetes will need insulin. That would be one thing if insulin were easy to dose, but it's not....

 2017-02-26 14:13

NASA to Turn Over Apollo 11 Moon Rock Bag to Auction Winner, Per Court Order... +

NASA, following a court order, will hand over a lunar sample bag to an Illinois woman who purchased the artifact at auction. The court's finding brings to an end an almost two-year dispute....

 2017-02-26 14:00

United Arab Emirates Wants to Build a City on Mars... +

The United Arab Emirates has the Red Planet in its sights, not only moving forward on a Mars orbiter but also establishing the first inhabitable human settlement on the planet by 2117....

 2017-02-26 13:12 


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Astronomers Find 7 Potentially Habitable Planets... +

Astronomers have discovered a solar system full of potentially habitable planets. Lulu Garcia-Navarro talks to Seth Shostak of the SETI Institute, which searches for extraterrestrial intelligence....

 2017-02-26 13:12 


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Why It's Been So Warm On The East Coast... +

The east coast saw record-breaking high temperatures this past week. Meteorologist Bob Henson talks with NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro about what's behind the early spring weather....

 2017-02-26 11:37 


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Dentists Work To Ease Patients' Pain With Fewer Opioids... +

After minor surgeries, many dentists used to reflexively prescribe quick-acting opioids to relieve a patient's pain. Now they're learning to counsel patients about better, less addictive alternatives....

 2017-02-26 09:00

China's TCL brings back physical keyboard in new BlackBerry... +

Chinese electronics company TCL unveiled Saturday its first BlackBerry-licensed smartphone which brings back the device's signature physical keyboard as it seeks to revive the once mighty brand....

 2017-02-26 08:59

Resort, tour company warn customers after data breach... +

A resort and a tour company are warning customers that their credit card information and other data may have been stolen....

 2017-02-26 06:42

Trump's Departing NASA Liaison Urges Careful Vetting of Crewed Test Flight Idea... +

The Trump administration's liaison to NASA, Greg Autry, is leaving his post. He urges careful study of an idea to launch astronauts on the first test flight of agency's Space Launch System rocket and Orion capsule....

 2017-02-26 05:00 


New study on smoking bans finds decreasein smoke exposure in public and private places... +

Exposure to secondhand smoke has long been associated with negative health effects. A study of secondhand smoke exposure after two smoking bans in Spain, publishing today in Nicotine & Tobacco Research, suggests that overall exposure can be decreased acro...

 2017-02-26 03:23

Diamonds that deliver... +

Cutting-edge research and development can help solve some of the challenges associated with drug delivery, say researchers....

 2017-02-26 03:21 


MOKE is a powerful electric fat tire utility bike that seats two... +

It's like the crossover of e-bikes, with room for two and a capacity of almost 400 pounds....

 2017-02-25 21:51 

Universe Today

NASA Studies Whether to Add Crew to 1st SLS Megarocket Moon Launch in 2019... +

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FL - At the request of the new Trump Administration, NASA has initiated a month long study to determine the feasibility of converting the first integrated unmanned launch of the agencys new Space Launch System (SLS) megarocket and Or...

 2017-02-25 20:33 

Universe Today

SETI Has Already Tried Listening to TRAPPIST-1 for Aliens... +

Ever since the presence of exoplanets was announced in the TRAPPIST-1 system, SETI has been monitoring the system for signs of alien life. The post SETI Has Already Tried Listening to TRAPPIST-1 for Aliens appeared first on Universe Today....

 2017-02-25 19:56

Thorny skate will not be added to endangered species list... +

The federal government says the thorny skate will not be listed under the Endangered Species Act....

 2017-02-25 18:58

Survey: Fraud-free elections, free speech, key to democracy... +

A survey of U.S. political science professors a month into Donald Trump's presidency shows that fraud-free elections tops a list of 19 principles as most essential to democracy, as do free speech and a free press....

 2017-02-25 18:57

Lake created by coal waste landslide floods Bosnian highway... +

Flooding from a new lake created by a landslide of mine waste shut down one of Bosnia's main highways Saturday and raised fears of further flooding....

 2017-02-25 18:57

Vegas gets e-sports arena in effort to attract millennials... +

A 200-seat arena for competitive video gaming is Las Vegas' newest effort to attract millennials. The e-sports venue housing dozens of game consoles is slated to open Friday, when it hosts a $50,000-prize-pool Halo World Championship qualifier....

 2017-02-25 18:56

Archaeologists hunt for long-lost tomb of Scottish king... +

The tomb of a medieval king whose murder changed the course of Scottish history in a real-life "Game of Thrones" could be unearthed in a new hi-tech project launched Saturday....

 2017-02-25 17:21

Facts About Venus Flytraps... +

Venus flytraps are carnivorous plants that lure insects and other small animals to their doom....

 2017-02-25 17:00 

Astrobiology Magazine

From rocks in Colorado, evidence of a chaotic solar system... +

A team of scientists has found evidence confirming a critical theory of how the planets in our solar system behave in their orbits around the sun....

 2017-02-25 15:21

Alzheimer's drug prescribed off-label could pose risk for some... +

Donepezil, a medication that is approved to treat people with Alzheimer's disease, should not be prescribed for people with mild cognitive impairment without a genetic test. Researchers discovered that for people who carry a specific genetic variation -- ...

 2017-02-25 15:21

Dietary prebiotics improve sleep, buffer impacts of stress, says study... +

New research suggests that lesser-known gut-health promoters called prebiotics -- which serve as food for good bacteria inside the gut -- can also have an impact, improving sleep and buffering the physiological impacts of stress....

 2017-02-25 15:21

Antibiotics used to treat cystic fibrosis increases risk of permanent hearing loss... +

A powerful class of antibiotics provides life-saving relief for people with cystic fibrosis; however, a new study for the first time reveals the levels at which high cumulative dosages over time significantly increases the risk of permanent hearing loss i...

 2017-02-25 15:21

Watching birds near your home is good for your mental health... +

People living in neighborhoods with more birds, shrubs and trees are less likely to suffer from depression, anxiety and stress, according to new research....

 2017-02-25 15:21

Diving deep into the dolphin genome could benefit human health... +

A new database of bottlenose dolphin DNA and associated proteins just completed could possibly aid in dolphin care and research of human medical problems such as stroke and kidney failure....

 2017-02-25 15:21

Never too late: Reaping the benefits of exercise in early postmenopause... +

Women recently postmenopause have similar or improved benefits from physical activity, in terms of muscle and blood vessel function, as those premenopause. Therefore, early postmenopause might be a time when women can gain increased benefit from physical ...

 2017-02-25 15:18

Are Viruses Alive?... +

Viruses are contagious, but are they alive?...

 2017-02-25 15:00 

Scientific American

How to Support Renewable Energy (and Why You Really Should)... +

How can you support renewable energy? Plus, why you should ...

 2017-02-25 13:28 


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Explaining The Sizzling Sound Of Meteors... +

Scientists recently published a paper explaining why some meteors create strange sounds. NPR's Scott Simon talks with researcher Bill Sweatt about what creates this "sizzling" sound....

 2017-02-25 13:28 


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A Taste For Pork Helped A Deadly Virus Jump To Humans... +

People were dropping dead in Malaysia, and no one could figure out why their brains were swelling. A young scientist solved the mystery. Then he had to get people to believe him....

 2017-02-25 12:20

See the 'Ring of Fire' Solar Eclipse in Slooh Webcast Sunday!... +

A Southern Hemisphere solar eclipse and its spectacular "ring of fire" will be broadcast live through Slooh's online observatory on Sunday at 7 a.m. EST (1200 GMT)....

 2017-02-25 12:05

Annular vs. Total Solar Eclipse - Whats The Difference? | Video ... +

A total solar eclipse occurs when the entire disk of the Sun is covered by the Moon, as seen from Earth. An annular eclipse occurs when the lunar disk does not completely block the Sun....

 2017-02-25 12:00 

Scientific American

Attitude Toward Legal Pot Mellows in Parts of Latin America... +

A survey conducted in nine countries in the region shows attitudes toward the drug are changing in some countries ...

 2017-02-25 12:00

Inmarsat & AVI's Satellite Data-Relay Service Exits Stealth Mode After Months of Secret, In-Space Tests... +

Mobile satellite services provider Inmarsat has been working with Addvalue Innovation (AVI), a communications technology company based in Singapore, to conduct secret tests of a service that lets operators maintain continuous contact with small satellites...

 2017-02-25 12:00

Scientists Practice Total Eclipse Science During Annular Solar Eclipse Sunday ... +

Jay Pasachoff is involved in a slew of science investigations that will run during the 2017 total solar eclipse. Sunday's annular eclipse will provide a practice run for those experiments....

 2017-02-25 11:07 


Island that inspired National Trust finally given to group... +

The island that inspired the National Trust has finally been gifted to the conservation charity....

 2017-02-25 11:00 

Scientific American

Will Democracy Survive Big Data and Artificial Intelligence?... +

We are in the middle of a technological upheaval that will transform the way society is organized. We must make the right decisions now ...

 2017-02-25 10:00 


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When You Love An Old Dog, Managing Care Can Be A Challenge... +

Aging dogs often need extra medical care. But there comes a time to be realistic about what can and can't be done, veterinarians say. The pet's comfort is paramount....

 2017-02-25 09:41

Watching birds near your home is good for your mental health... +

People living in neighbourhoods with more birds, shrubs and trees are less likely to suffer from depression, anxiety and stress, according to research by academics at the University of Exeter, the British Trust for Ornithology and the University of Queens...

 2017-02-25 09:18

Canada conservationist warns of 'cyber poaching'... +

Photographers, poachers and eco-tour operators are in the crosshairs of a Canadian conservationist who warns that tracking tags are being hacked and misused to harass and hunt endangered animals....

 2017-02-25 06:52

Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo Aces 3rd Glide Test Flight... +

Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo aced its third unpowered free flight Friday, a glide test that marked the first time at the new space plane's controls for one former NASA astronaut....

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