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 2017-03-26 21:27 

Phys.org

Seattle plant failure dumps millions of gallons of sewage... +

Millions of gallons of raw sewage and untreated runoff have poured into the United States' second-largest estuary since a massive sewage treatment plant experienced equipment failures that forced it to stop fully treating Seattle's waste....

 2017-03-26 19:36 

Universe Today

See Mercury At Dusk, New Comet Lovejoy At Dawn... +

There are so many cool astronomical sights to see in late March including Mercury and a brand new comet! The post See Mercury At Dusk, New Comet Lovejoy At Dawn appeared first on Universe Today....

 2017-03-26 16:00 

Astrobiology Magazine

Before and after: Unique changes spotted on comet 67p/Churyumov-Gerasimenko... +

Rosetta spacecraft documented growing fractures, collapsing cliffs and rolling boulders on the comet's surface....

 2017-03-26 14:32 

The Daily Galaxy

Astronomers Probe Ancient Stars of the Outermost Reaches of the Milky Way --"Discover Massive Object"... +

An international team of astronomers has identified a record breaking brown dwarf (a star too small for nuclear fusion) with the 'purest' composition and the highest mass yet known. The object, known as SDSS J0104+1535, is a member of the... ...

 2017-03-26 13:42 

LiveScience.com

Can Water Naturally Flow Uphill?... +

Earth's gravity is strong, but can water ever naturally go against it and flow uphill?...

 2017-03-26 13:11 

Space.com

President Trump Hails NASA's Space Exploration Spirit in Weekly Address... +

President Donald Trump used his weekly address Saturday (March 25) to praise NASA's legacy of exploration and discovery in a video that also marked Trump's signing of the 2017 NASA authorization bill earlier in the week....

 2017-03-26 12:59 

LiveScience.com

Air Force's Mysterious X-37B Space Plane Breaks Orbital Record... +

The current mission of the U.S. Air Force's robotic X-37B space plane is now the longest in the clandestine program's history....

 2017-03-26 12:37 

Space.com

Astronomers to Peer Into a Black Hole for 1st Time with Event Horizon Telescope... +

Since first mentioned in 1783, black holes have captured the imagination of scientists, writers, filmmakers and other artists. Perhaps part of the allure is that these enigmatic objects have never actually been "seen."...

 2017-03-26 12:36 

Phys.org

Self-driving uber suv struck during Arizona accident... +

Officials say a self-driving Uber SUV was operating on its own when it was struck by another vehicle making a left turn at an intersection in Arizona, where the company is testing autonomous vehicles....

 2017-03-26 12:35 

Space.com

Chris Hadfield Hosts 'Miniverse' On Curiosity Stream - Trailer... +

The former Canadian Space Agency astronaut and internet sensation is bringing space down to Earth in a new web series on Curiosity Stream....

 2017-03-26 12:26 

Space.com

Take a Solar System 'Road Trip' with Astronaut Chris Hadfield in 'Miniverse'... +

The solar system is shrunk down to the size of the continental United States in a new online movie hosted by retired astronaut Chris Hadfield. Joined by a few traveling companions, Hadfield makes his way from coast to coast, and planet to planet....

 2017-03-26 11:11 

Phys.org

UK targets WhatsApp encryption after London attack... +

The British government said Sunday that its security services must have access to encrypted messaging applications such as WhatsApp, revealing it was used by the killer behind the parliament attack....

 2017-03-26 11:00 

Scientific American

What Rural Alaska Can Teach the World about Renewable Energy... +

Remote communities have integrated renewables into their diesel-based power grids with more success than anywhere else ...

 2017-03-26 08:18 

Phys.org

Cities and monuments switch off for Earth Hour... +

The Empire State Building and United Nations headquarters in New York joined other iconic buildings and monuments around the world plunging into darkness for sixty minutes on Saturday to mark Earth Hour and draw attention to climate change....

 2017-03-26 08:18 

Phys.org

Tech changes allow greater fan engagement in sports... +

As technology permits greater interactivity with fans, sports clubs and leagues have consulted sometimes far-flung supporters on everything from a team's name to where games should be played....

 2017-03-26 08:17 

Phys.org

Tech world debate on robots and jobs heats up... +

Are robots coming for your job?...

 2017-03-26 08:17 

Phys.org

New York skyscrapers adapt to climate change... +

With a skyline crowded with ever-more luxury towers, the construction of another Manhattan skyscraper wouldn't normally be remarkable....

 2017-03-26 08:16 

Phys.org

China win for Apple as court overturns iPhone ruling... +

A Beijing court has overturned a ruling that Apple's iPhone 6 violated a Chinese manufacturer's patent which saw the US tech giant ordered to cease selling the smartphone in China....

 2017-03-26 04:00 

EurekAlert

From the classroom to the NICU: Real-world neuroscience opening new avenues... +

When going to the movies with friends, one small action can make a big difference to be on the same page after the movie: eye contact. A simple conversation before the movie sets you up to be more in sync with your friends after the movie. These findings,...

 2017-03-26 04:00 

EurekAlert

Identifying genes key to human memory: Insights from genetics and cognitive neuroscience... +

Researchers have identified more than 100 genes important for memory in people. The study, being presented at the CNS annual conference in San Francisco, is the first to identify correlations between gene data and brain activity during memory processing, ...

 2017-03-26 01:24 

BBC

Impact crater linked to Martian tsunamis... +

Scientists locate the source of powerful tsunamis that swept across Mars three billion years ago....

 2017-03-25 21:43 

Sky & Telescope

Bright Supernova Erupts in NGC 5643 in Lupus... +

A recently discovered supernova in Lupus now shines around magnitude +11.5, bright enough to see in a modest telescope. With photos and maps, we'll get you there. I wished I lived in Georgia and not just for the peach trees and warmer weather. No, I'd be ...

 2017-03-25 19:19 

Universe Today

Junos Monday Jupiter Flyby Promises New Batch of Images & Science... +

Juno will perform its 5th flyby of Jupiter, Monday, March 27, at 1:52 a.m. PDT. Prepare yourself for some fantastic images. The post Juno’s Monday Jupiter Flyby Promises New Batch of Images & Science appeared first on Universe Today....

 2017-03-25 16:22 

Astrobiology Magazine

Astronomers identify purest, most massive brown dwarf... +

An international team of astronomers has identified a record breaking brown dwarf with the 'purest' composition and the highest mass yet known....

 2017-03-25 14:41 

LiveScience.com

What the Heaven's Gate Suicides Say About American Culture... +

Twenty years ago, the paranoia that consumed cults like Heaven's Gate existed on the margins of American society. Such beliefs in conspiracies has moved toward the center of our culture, says one expert....

 2017-03-25 14:31 

LiveScience.com

In Photos: Beautiful Butterflies of the American Deserts... +

By mid-February in the three great hot and dry deserts of the American West, wildflowers turn stark desert landscapes into a sea of color....

 2017-03-25 14:20 

LiveScience.com

How Often Do Ice Ages Happen?... +

How often do ice ages happen, and when is the next one expected to begin?...

 2017-03-25 12:48 

The Daily Galaxy

Juno Spacecraft on Science-Collection Flyby Near Cloud-Tops of "Amazing Giant" Jupiter (VIDEO)... +

NASA's Juno spacecraft will make its fifth flyby over Jupiter's mysterious cloud tops on Monday, March 27, at 1:52 a.m. PDT (4:52 a.m. EDT, 8:52 UTC). At the time of closest approach (called perijove), Juno will be about 2,700 miles...  ...

 2017-03-25 12:00 

Scientific American

Can These 2 Nutrients Help You Keep the Weight Off?... +

New research suggests a tasty way to stop the yo-yo dieting cycle and prevent weight regain ...

 2017-03-25 11:30 

Scientific American

Exoplanets Make Life Conversation Livelier... +

Astronomer Caleb Scharf weighs what ever more exoplanets mean in the search for extraterrestrial life. ...

 2017-03-25 11:09 

BBC

Changing to BST: Will the clock change affect your kids?... +

Research is underway to determine how clock changes affect children's sleep patterns....

 2017-03-25 11:00 

Scientific American

National Corruption Breeds Personal Dishonesty... +

A shady government influences the moral behavior of its citizens ...

 2017-03-25 11:00 

Scientific American

Big Data Renews Fight Over the Origin of Animals... +

A new study is the latest in the long-running dispute over which lineage—sponges or comb jellies—is the ancestor to all animals ...

 2017-03-25 10:30 

Space.com

3 Cool Ways to Protect Your Eyes During the Total Solar Eclipse ... +

Never look directly at the sun, even during a total solar eclipse, like the one that will occur on Aug. 21. Instead, use these tips for how to safely observe the cosmic event....

 2017-03-25 10:30 

Space.com

Planet or Dwarf Planet: All Worlds are Worth Investigating... +

Pluto's status as a "dwarf planet" is once again stirring debate. This comes as some planetary scientists are trying to have Pluto reclassified as a planet a wish that's not likely to come true....

 2017-03-25 10:30 

Space.com

Crumbling Comet? The Great Debate About Whether Rosetta Rock 67P is Breaking Apart... +

It is almost six months since the Rosetta spacecraft completed its operations at comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimanko. The landing may have marked the end of data collection from the comet but not the end of news about 67P....

 2017-03-25 10:30 

Space.com

Planet Again? Pluto, Most Moons Count Under Proposed Definition... +

A group of planetary scientists is making the case for a new definition of a planet; this one would include Pluto and most moons. Here's why these researchers think the new definition is better....

 2017-03-25 10:30 

Space.com

Air Force's Mysterious X-37B Space Plane Breaks Orbital Record... +

The current mission of the U.S. Air Force's robotic X-37B space plane is now the longest in the clandestine program's history....

 2017-03-25 08:38 

Phys.org

Stephen Hawking appears as hologram in Hong Kong... +

Renowned physicist Stephen Hawking has spoken to a Hong Kong audience by hologram, showcasing the growing reach of a technology which is making inroads into politics, entertainment and business....

 2017-03-25 08:38 

Phys.org

Photographer captures world's glacier melt over decade... +

For the last decade, American photographer James Balog has been on a mission to document climate change through his camera lens....

 2017-03-25 08:37 

Phys.org

Owner of Silicon Valley staffing firm charged in visa fraud... +

The owner of a company that supplied foreign workers to San Francisco Bay Area technology companies is facing visa fraud charges after filing fake documents to bring people to the United States, the U.S Attorney's Office announced Friday....

 2017-03-25 03:52 

Universe Today

Nighttime Delta IV Blastoff Powers Military Comsat to Orbit for U.S. Allies: Photo/Video Gallery... +

CAPE CANAVERAL AIR FORCE STATION, FL - The second round of March Launch Madness continued with the thunderous nighttime blastoff of a ULA Delta IV rocket powering a super swift military communications satellite to orbit in a collaborative effort of U.S. A...

 2017-03-25 01:08 

Universe Today

Watch Stars Orbit The Milky Ways Supermassive Black Hole... +

Watch several dozen stars in the center of our galaxy circle a massive, black "nothing." The post Watch Stars Orbit The Milky Way’s Supermassive Black Hole appeared first on Universe Today....

 2017-03-25 00:35 

Phys.org

Sunrise II: A second look at the Sun... +

scillating fibrils, explosive increases in temperature, and the footprints of coronal loops: 13 articles published today provide an overview of the results of the second flight of the balloon-borne solar observatory Sunrise....

 2017-03-25 00:31 

Phys.org

Juno spacecraft set for fifth Jupiter flyby... +

NASA's Juno spacecraft will make its fifth flyby over Jupiter's mysterious cloud tops on Monday, March 27, at 1:52 a.m. PDT (4:52 a.m. EDT, 8:52 UTC)....

 2017-03-25 00:25 

Phys.org

1.4M Illinois job seekers may have had personal data hacked... +

About 1.4 million job seekers in Illinois may have had their personal information compromised when one of the state's employment security agency vendors was hacked, the governor's office said Friday....

 2017-03-25 00:25 

Phys.org

More big brands pull ads from YouTube in widening boycott... +

An advertising boycott of YouTube is broadening, a sign that big-spending companies doubt Google's ability to prevent marketing campaigns from appearing alongside repugnant videos....

 2017-03-25 00:21 

Phys.org

California air regulators vote to keep tough fuel standards... +

California air regulators voted Friday to keep the state's tough vehicle emissions standards through 2025....

 2017-03-25 00:20 

Phys.org

Surprising twist in confined liquid crystals: A simple route to developing new sensors... +

Researchers at Georgia Institute of Technology have found a material used for decades to color food items ranging from corn chips to ice creams could potentially have uses far beyond food dyes....

 2017-03-24 23:26 

ScienceDaily.com

Clock stars: Astrocytes keep time for brain, behavior... +

Star-shaped cells called astrocytes, long considered boring, 'support cells,' are finally coming into their own. To everyone's surprise they even play an important role in the body's master clock, which schedules everything from the release of hormones to...

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