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 2018-09-21 21:00 

National Geographic

A Running List of How President Trump Is Changing Environmental Policy...

The Trump administration has promised vast changes to U.S. science and environmental policy—and we're tracking them here as they happen....

 2018-09-21 20:59 

TreeHugger

Architecture 2030 goes after embodied carbon and this is a very big deal...

Embodied carbon is responsible for 11% of global GHG emissions and 28% of global building sector emissions....

 2018-09-21 20:10 

Astrobiology Magazine

Plans for European Astrobiology Institute announced...

Astrobiology, the study of the origin, evolution and future of life on Earth and beyond, is a multidisciplinary field that has expanded rapidly over the last two decades. Now, a consortium of organisations has announced plans to establish a European Astro...

 2018-09-21 19:48 

TreeHugger

Vegetarians save so much water...

Scientists looking at water consumption in different countries came to a not so shocking conclusion....

 2018-09-21 19:44 

Phys.org

Ocean acidification may reduce sea scallop fisheries...

Each year, fishermen harvest more than $500 million worth of Atlantic sea scallops from the waters off the east coast of the United States. A new model created by scientists at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI), however, predicts that those ...

 2018-09-21 19:44 

Phys.org

New nanotherapy offers hope in treating drug-resistant renal cell carcinoma...

A research team led by Arun Iyer, Ph.D., assistant professor of pharmaceutical sciences in the Eugene Applebaum College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences at Wayne State University, has developed a nanoplatform technology that works in combination with exist...

 2018-09-21 18:41 

Astrobiology Magazine

Candy-pink lagoon serves up salt-rich diet for potential life on Mars...

The discovery of a microorganism that gives a candy-pink lagoon in central Spain its startling colour is providing new evidence for how life could survive on a high-salt diet on Mars or Europa. The Laguna de Pea Hueca, part of the Lake Tirez system in La ...

 2018-09-21 18:40 

Nature

Japan’s asteroid mission drops first rovers onto ‘dumpling’ space rock...

The two landers will hop around Ryugu to take pictures and measure temperatures....

 2018-09-21 18:13 

TreeHugger

Ingenious micro-apartment renovation includes a 'disappearing kitchen' (Video)...

Plenty of clever spatial overlaps and multifunctional pieces of transformer furniture in this renovation of a 376-square-foot apartment in Melbourne....

 2018-09-21 18:01 

ScienceDaily.com

Facial hair on pilots: Study busts myth...

Do airline pilots need a clean-shaven face to ensure a proper seal on face masks during emergency cabin depressurization? A recent study offers an answer....

 2018-09-21 18:01 

ScienceDaily.com

Emissions from most diesel cars in Europe greatly exceed laboratory testing levels...

A new study reports that Volkswagen is not the only auto manufacturer to make diesel cars that produce vastly more emissions on the road than in laboratory tests. The study finds that in Europe, 10 major auto manufacturers produced diesel cars, sold betwe...

 2018-09-21 18:00 

Universe Today

Inside the Crust of Neutron Stars, There's Nuclear Pasta; the Hardest Known Substance in the Universe...

A new study has shown that "nuclear pasta", which exists beneath crust of a neutron star, is the strongest material is the Universe. The post Inside the Crust of Neutron Stars, There's Nuclear Pasta; the Hardest Known Substance in the Universe...

 2018-09-21 18:00 

ScienceNews.org

These new superthin antennas are made from metallic nanomaterials...

Superthin antennas could bring household devices and wearable technology online....

 2018-09-21 18:00 

Phys.org

Origami opens up smart options for architecture on the Moon and Mars...

Origami and high-performance textiles are transforming architecture plans for smart human habitats and research stations on the Moon and Mars. Initial field tests of the MoonMars project's origami prototype will be presented at the European Planetary ...

 2018-09-21 18:00 

Phys.org

Spray-on antennas could unlock potential of smart, connected technology...

The promise of wearables, functional fabrics, the Internet of Things, and their "next-generation" technological cohort seems tantalizingly within reach. But researchers in the field will tell you a prime reason for their delayed "arrival" ...

 2018-09-21 17:46 

Phys.org

New battery gobbles up carbon dioxide...

A new type of battery developed by researchers at MIT could be made partly from carbon dioxide captured from power plants. Rather than attempting to convert carbon dioxide to specialized chemicals using metal catalysts, which is currently highly challengi...

 2018-09-21 17:44 

Phys.org

Three NASA missions return first-light data...

NASA's continued quest to explore our solar system and beyond received a boost of new information this week with three key missions proving not only that they are up and running, but that their science potential is exceptional. On Sept. 17, 2018, TESS...

 2018-09-21 17:31 

ScienceNews.org

The way hunter-gatherers share food shows how cooperation evolved...

Camp customs override selfishness and generosity when foragers divvy up food, a study of East Africa's Hazda hunter-gatherers shows....

 2018-09-21 17:00 

Scientific American

Prepare for 10 Feet of Sea Level Rise, California Commission Tells Coastal Cities...

Though an extreme scenario, it should be factored in to coastal infrastructure planning, new guidance suggests...

 2018-09-21 16:49 

BBC

Report slams 'high flying' UN environment chief...

Erik Solheim is criticised for risking the UN's reputation by extensive use of expensive air travel....

 2018-09-21 16:36 

TreeHugger

Taking back the streets: How Park(ing) Day became Park(ing) Year...

Not too many people are squatting in parking spaces today. It is the story of one of the great successes in tactical urbanism....

 2018-09-21 16:10 

NBC News

Should Pluto be a planet again? New study reignites contentious debate...

The rocky body at the outer edge of our solar system was downgraded to a dwarf planet in 2006. And that decision has been hotly debated ever since....

 2018-09-21 15:50 

TreeHugger

How to survive falling into cold water...

Just float. Don't thrash....

 2018-09-21 15:45 

Scientific American

Discovery of Galileo's Long-Lost Letter Shows He Edited His Heretical Ideas to Fool the Inquisition...

Document shows he lied about his alterations...

 2018-09-21 15:42 

smithsonianmag.com

What Can Satellite Imagery Tell Us About Obesity in Cities?...

A new AI can figure out which elements of the built environment might influence a city's obesity rate...

 2018-09-21 15:29 

LiveScience.com

This Week's Strangest Science News...

Ready to get weird? Here are some of the strangest stories on Live Science this week....

 2018-09-21 15:23 

TreeHugger

What are public lands?...

US public lands have been in the news a lot lately, but what exactly are they?...

 2018-09-21 15:12 

Seeker

NASA Is Trying to Keep These Five Things From Killing Astronauts...

These are the dangers that astronauts face, and here's what NASA is doing about them....

 2018-09-21 15:07 

The Daily Galaxy

"A Non-Story" SETI Chief Astronomer on the National Solar Observatory Shutdown & Alien Conspiracy Theories...

For the past two weeks, mysterious goings-on at a New Mexico solar observatory have been headline news. On Sept. 6, the Sunspot facility on Sacramento Peak in the southern part of the state, observes SETI senior astronomer, Seth Shostak, "was strung w...

 2018-09-21 15:03 

TreeHugger

A look back at the original chainsaw retrofit of 1982...

A hundred million American homes need fixing. Could this be the ticket?...

 2018-09-21 15:00 

Space.com

Astronaut Scholarship Foundation Launches Exclusive Retro 51 Pen...

A new collectible pen comes with a unique feature: the ability to help launch the future of U.S. space exploration....

 2018-09-21 14:45 

Phys.org

Emissions from most diesel cars in Europe greatly exceed laboratory testing levels...

In September 2015, the German automaker Volkswagen was found to have illegally cheated federal emissions tests in the United States, by intentionally programming emissions control devices to turn on only during laboratory testing. The devices enabled more...

 2018-09-21 14:39 

Phys.org

Combining multiple CCTV images could help catch suspects...

Combining multiple poor quality CCTV images into a single, computer-enhanced composite could improve the accuracy of facial recognition systems used to identify criminal suspects, new research suggests....

 2018-09-21 14:38 

Nature

Discovery of Galileo’s long-lost letter shows he edited his heretical ideas to fool the Inquisition...

Exclusive: Document shows that the astronomer toned down the claims that triggered science history's most infamous battle — then lied about his edits....

 2018-09-21 14:38 

Nature

Denisovan hybrid cave yields four more hominin bones...

The ancient human remains were found using a method that can scan thousands of bones relatively quickly....

 2018-09-21 14:30 

TreeHugger

Home-cooked food can now be sold legally in California...

Until recently, donating food to a fundraiser or hosting a pop-up dinner was considered a criminal activity....

 2018-09-21 14:16 

smithsonianmag.com

What Does Hell Look Like?...

A new book imagines how the underworld may appear with these illustrations...

 2018-09-21 14:16 

Phys.org

Mobile device could make it easier to predict and control harmful algal blooms...

In the past 10 years, harmful algal blooms—sudden increases in the population of algae, typically in coastal regions and freshwater systems—have become a more serious problem for marine life throughout the U.S. The blooms are made up of phytop...

 2018-09-21 14:14 

BBC

Gulper eel caught on camera in Hawaii...

A rare gulper eel is caught on camera displaying its huge pouch-like mouth in Hawaii....

 2018-09-21 14:00 

The Daily Galaxy

Drastic Acceleration of Arctic Ice Cap "We've Never Seen Anything Like This"...

Many scientists have assumed that polar ice caps that sit above sea level will only respond slowly to a warming climatebut the authors of this study urge that this assumption be questioned. The rapid collapse of the Vavilov Ice Cap has significant ramific...

 2018-09-21 14:00 

TreeHugger

NASA wants to build a civilization out of moon dust...

These scientists know how to turn moon dirt into furniture....

 2018-09-21 14:00 

National Geographic

The Fall Equinox Is Here! Wait, What's the Fall Equinox?...

It comes twice a year and marks the first day of fall, but a lot of people don't understand this celestial alignment....

 2018-09-21 13:30 

Scientific American

Algorithms for Quantum Computers...

Developers are perfecting programs meant to run on quantum computers...

 2018-09-21 13:24 

ScienceDaily.com

Cooking with wood or coal is linked to increased risk of respiratory illness and death...

Burning wood or coal to cook food is associated with increased risk of hospitalization or dying from respiratory diseases....

 2018-09-21 13:24 

ScienceDaily.com

Kiwi teenagers less fit than a generation ago...

New Zealand teenagers are less fit and weigh more than their parents were at the same age, new University of Otago research reveals....

 2018-09-21 13:24 

ScienceDaily.com

Spray coated tactile sensor on 3D surface for robotic skin...

Scientists have reported a stretchable pressure insensitive strain sensor by using an all solution-based process. The solution-based process is easily scalable to accommodate for large areas and can be coated as a thin-film on 3-dimensional irregularly sh...

 2018-09-21 13:24 

ScienceDaily.com

Extra Arctic observations can improve predictability of tropical cyclones...

Scientists have found that additional weather observations in the Arctic can help predict the track and intensity of tropical and mid-latitude cyclones more accurately, improving weather forecasting of extreme weather events....

 2018-09-21 13:13 

Phys.org

Subducting slabs of the Earth's crust may generate unusual features spotted near the core...

Nearly 1,800 miles below the earth's surface, there are large odd structures lurking at the base of the mantle, sitting just above the core. The mantle is a thick layer of hot, mostly plastic rock that surrounds the core; atop the mantle is the thin s...

 2018-09-21 13:06 

RedOrbit

The Ketogenic Diet and Type 1 Diabetes What You Should Know...

A ketogenic diet involves a low daily intake of carbohydrates. Individuals following such a diet need to ensure that healthy fats account for most of their daily calorie consumption. The post The Ketogenic Diet and Type 1 Diabetes What You Should Know app...

 2018-09-21 13:03 

Scientific American

Plasmonic Materials...

Light-controlled nanomaterials are revolutionizing sensor technology...

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