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 2020-09-20 19:42 

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If there is life on Venus, how could it have got there? Origin of life experts explain...

Shutterstock The recent discovery of phosphine in the atmosphere of Venus is exciting, as it may serve as a potential sign of life (among other possible explanations). The researchers, who published their findings in Nature Astronomy , couldn't really...

 2020-09-20 19:01 

National Geographic

Why the Supreme Court ended up with nine justices—and how that could change...

The U.S. Supreme Court changed size seven times in its first 80 years, from as few as five justices to as many as 10. Now, some argue it's time to revisit the issue....

 2020-09-20 17:00 

Scientific American

Ruth Bader Ginsburg's Death Is One More Terrible Blow in a Year of Loss...

She was a champion of equality under the law, and would have played a crucial role in key cases that bear on environmental protection...

 2020-09-20 16:00 

Scientific American

We Need to Do More Research on Honesty...

Scientists and philosophers know a lot about why we lie. Now let's figure out how not to...

 2020-09-20 13:00 

Scientific American

Readers Respond to the May 2020 Issue...
 2020-09-20 12:44 

Space.com

'The Smallest Lights in the Universe' explores the possibilities of life on Earth and far beyond it...

In her new memoir, 'The Smallest Lights in the Universe,' MIT astrophysicist Sara Seager shares her personal history as it intersects with her grand scientific quest to discover a second Earth....

 2020-09-20 12:42 

Space.com

Book excerpt: 'The Smallest Lights in the Universe'...

In an excerpt from the introduction of her new book, 'The Smallest Lights in the Universe,' astronomer Sara Seager see life through planetary science....

 2020-09-20 12:41 

Space.com

Melting ice sheets will add over 15 inches to global sea level rise by 2100...

If humans continue emitting greenhouse gases at the current pace, global sea levels could rise more than 15 inches (38 centimeters) by 2100, scientists found in a new study....

 2020-09-20 12:38 

Space.com

What does space sound like? Explore the sounds of Netflix's 'Away'...

For the brand-new Mars-bound series "Away," sound designers got creative to bring the "sounds of space" to life....

 2020-09-20 11:00 

LiveScience.com

What did people use before toilet paper was invented?...

Before toilet paper became widespread, people used all sorts of objects to clean their behinds....

 2020-09-20 05:57 

livemint

TCS sets up 11 coronavirus isolation centres for employees, their dependents...

TCS has collaborated with various entities to provide medical and hospitality support at these centres that have around 20-50 beds....

 2020-09-20 04:00 

EurekAlert

First new drug in years reduces recurrence in high risk HR+ early breast cancer...

Lugano, Switzerland, 20 September 2020 - Adding abemaciclib to hormonal therapy reduces the risk of cancer recurrence by 25% in patients with high-risk early hormone receptor positive (HR+) human epidermal growth factor receptor 2 negative (HER2-) breast ...

 2020-09-20 04:00 

EurekAlert

No benefit for post-operative radiotherapy in non-small-cell lung cancer...

Post-operative radiotherapy (PORT) used in patients with non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC) following complete resection and after (neo) adjuvant chemotherapy shows no statistically significant difference in 3-year disease-free survival (DFS), according t...

 2020-09-20 04:00 

EurekAlert

ESMO 2020: Breast cancer drug set to transform prostate cancer treatment...

A drug used to treat breast and ovarian cancer can extend the lives of some men with prostate cancer and should become a new standard treatment for the disease, concludes a major trial which is set to change clinical practice....

 2020-09-20 04:00 

EurekAlert

PARPi olaparib for the targeted treatment of metastatic prostate cancer...

Results from the PROfound phase III study open up a new treatment avenue for the more precise and effective treatment of patients with metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer (mCRPC) whose disease has progressed with hormonal therapy....

 2020-09-19 23:14 

Universe Today

Artemis Missions Should Bring Ice Home From the Moon Too...

In a recent white paper, a team of scientists proposed that NASA's Artemis astronauts should also bring back samples of lunar ice to determine where the Moon's water comes from The post Artemis Missions Should Bring Ice Home From the Moon Too appe...

 2020-09-19 20:59 

National Geographic

Why filling a Supreme Court vacancy in an election year is so complicated...

The Constitution established the Supreme Court in 1789, leaving justice confirmation procedure to Congress. Here's how it works—and how it has changed....

 2020-09-19 18:15 

Scientific American

Ruth Bader Ginsburg Leaves a Nuanced Legacy on Environmental Issues...

Her jurisprudence involved complex considerations of climate change lawsuits and greenhouse gas emissions...

 2020-09-19 17:19 

Astrobiology Magazine

Hints of life on Venus...

A rare molecule phosphine has been discovered in the clouds of Venus. On Earth, this gas is only made industrially, or by microbes that thrive in oxygen-free environments....

 2020-09-19 16:25 

The Daily Galaxy

"Stupendous" Largest Black Holes in the Observable Universe May Be Source of Dark Matter (Weekend Feature)...

Albert Einstein described black holes as "the most perfect macroscopic objects there are in the universe: the only elements in their construction are our concepts of space and time," which has inspired astrophysicists to question how big might the...

 2020-09-19 16:00 

Scientific American

Who Benefits from Public Green Space?...

The High Line in New York shows that can be the wealthy, who flock to live nearby, driving up property values and driving out long-term, low-income residents...

 2020-09-19 12:00 

livemint

Oxford COVID-19 vaccine: Serum Institute to start final stage of trial in India from Monday...

The phase III trial of 'Covishield' vaccine will begin at Sassoon hospital from next week, said Dr Muralidhar Tambe, Dean of Sassoon General Hospital.The vaccine maker earlier shortlisted 17 sites in India for the Phase II clinical trial of COVID-...

 2020-09-19 11:32 

Space.com

After a tantalizing discovery at Venus, what could an astrobiology mission look like?...

After an intriguing detection of phosphine in the clouds of Venus, it may take one or more spacecraft visiting our neighboring planet for scientists to truly understand what's happening....

 2020-09-19 11:30 

Space.com

Rocket Lab gears up for 1st launch from US soil...

Rocket Lab just wrapped up a "wet dress rehearsal" at its U.S. launch site, a major milestone in the leadup to the first-ever liftoff from the new pad....

 2020-09-19 11:00 

LiveScience.com

Why is space a vacuum?...

Space is nearly a vacuum. Here's why....

 2020-09-19 10:00 

ScienceNews.org

Cheap, innovative venom treatments could save tens of thousands of snakebite victims...

Momentum is building to finally tackle a neglected health problem that strikes poor, rural communities....

 2020-09-19 09:55 

Phys.org

Infrared eyes on Enceladus: Hints of fresh ice in northern hemisphere...

Scientists used data gathered by NASA's Cassini spacecraft during 13 years of exploring the Saturn system to make detailed images of the icy moon—and to reveal geologic activity....

 2020-09-19 09:37 

Phys.org

Storms Alpha and Beta named for Greek alphabet, second time ever...

Meteorologists were forced to break out the Greek alphabet Friday to name Atlantic storms for only the second time ever after the 2020 hurricane season blew through their usual list, ending on Tropical Storm Wilfred....

 2020-09-19 09:24 

Phys.org

Pointed tips on aluminum 'octopods' increase catalytic reactivity...

Points matter when designing nanoparticles that drive important chemical reactions using the power of light....

 2020-09-19 04:46 

Universe Today

Design for a Space Habitat With Artificial Gravity That Could Be Grown Larger Over Time to Fit More People...

There are two main approaches that humanity can take to living in space. The one more commonly portrayed is of us colonizing other celestial bodies such as the Moon and Mars. That approach comes with some major disadvantages, including dealing with toxic ...

 2020-09-19 04:00 

EurekAlert

UC study sheds light on cancer treatment, COVID-19...

University of Cincinnati researchers have found that certain treatments for cancer may increase the chance of death if they contract COVID-19....

 2020-09-19 04:00 

EurekAlert

New first-line treatment option for metastatic kidney cancer...

The results of the phase 3 CheckMate 9ER trial have provided a new first-line treatment option for patients with metastatic kidney cancer. The late breaking results are presented at ESMO 2020....

 2020-09-19 02:03 

LiveScience.com

How Ruth Bader Ginsburg helped shape the modern era of women's rights...

Before she became a Supreme Court justice, Ruth Bader Ginsburg's work as an attorney in the 1970s fundamentally changed the court's approach to women's rights and how we think about women and men....

 2020-09-18 23:12 

National Geographic

Why misinformation about COVID-19’s origins keeps going viral...

Another piece of coronavirus misinformation is making the rounds. Here's how to sift through the muck....

 2020-09-18 22:51 

ScienceDaily.com

Defying a 150-year-old rule for phase behavior...

Today, researchers are defying a classical theory from American physicist Josiah Willard Gibbs, with proof of a five-phase equilibrium, something that many scholars considered impossible....

 2020-09-18 22:51 

ScienceDaily.com

Shape matters for light-activated nanocatalysts...

Points matter when designing nanoparticles that drive important chemical reactions using the power of light, according to recent research....

 2020-09-18 22:50 

ScienceDaily.com

Undersea earthquakes shake up climate science...

Sound generated by seismic events on the seabed can be used to determine the temperature of Earth's warming oceans....

 2020-09-18 21:18 

RedOrbit

Tesla Scores Victory in Lawsuit Against Former Employee...

A Nevada district court has ruled in favor of Tesla in a lawsuit against a former employee who allegedly stole sensitive company-owned information and distributed it to third parties in 2018. Tesla representative allege that the information was presented ...

 2020-09-18 20:43 

ScienceNews.org

What will happen when COVID-19 and the flu collide this fall?...

As the Northern Hemisphere braces for a coronavirus-flu double hit, it's unclear if it'll be a deadly combo or one virus will squeeze out the other....

 2020-09-18 20:40 

Universe Today

Searching for Phosphorus in Other Stars...

The Search for Life can be a lot messier than it sounds. The three words make a nice, tidy title, but what it entails is extraordinarily difficult. How, in this vast galaxy, can we find life and the planets or moons that might host it? We're barely at...

 2020-09-18 20:37 

LiveScience.com

CDC reverses controversial coronavirus testing guidelines...

The guideline change comes after strong criticism from public health experts and a report that the updated guidelines were posted despite objections from CDC scientists....

 2020-09-18 20:34 

SpaceNews

PLD Space raises 7 million as it aims for sounding rocket's 2021 debut...

Launch startup PLD Space of Spain raised 7 million euros ($8.2 million) this week from Madrid-based investment bankers Arcano Partners to continue development of its Miura family of partially reusable rockets. SpaceNews...

 2020-09-18 20:32 

LiveScience.com

What is glyphosate?...

Glyphosate is the most commonly used herbicide chemical in the world, sprayed everywhere from farms to backyards....

 2020-09-18 20:26 

NPR

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So 2020: New Storm Forms, Named Alpha Because We've Run Out Of Letters...

There's only been one other year 2005 that Greek names have been needed. The National Hurricane Center on Friday announced storms called Alpha and Beta have formed in the Atlantic....

 2020-09-18 20:04 

Phys.org

A better informed society can prevent lead poisoning disasters...

Six years after it began, the Flint, Michigan, water crisis remains among the highest-profile emergencies in the United States....

 2020-09-18 19:58 

NPR

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Scientists Discover 120,000-Year-Old Human Footprints In Saudi Arabia...

Scientists discovered 120,000-year-old human footprints in Saudi Arabia along with those of horses and elephants — hinting the region was once more hospitable to people moving out of Africa....

 2020-09-18 19:45 

ScienceDaily.com

A better informed society can prevent lead poisoning disasters...

An article address unresolved scientific questions that can help avert future lead poisoning disasters. A better-informed society can prevent such disasters from happening through improved risk assessment, anticipation and management of factors affecting ...

 2020-09-18 19:45 

ScienceDaily.com

Like humans, chimpanzees can suffer for life if orphaned before adulthood...

A new study shows that orphaned male chimpanzees are less competitive and have fewer offspring of their own than those who continue to live with their mothers. The remaining puzzle is, what is it that their mothers provide that keeps chimpanzees healthy a...

 2020-09-18 19:18 

Sky & Telescope

Mount Wilson Escapes Wildfire; Amateur Observatory Destroyed...

Firefighting crews held the line as wildfire threatened Mount Wilson; an amateur observatory built by the Tri-Valley Stargazers was not so lucky. The post Mount Wilson Escapes Wildfire; Amateur Observatory Destroyed appeared first on Sky & Telescope ....

 2020-09-18 19:00 

New Scientist

The purpose of sleep appears to change when we are toddlers...

Sleep in babies seems to mainly help develop new brain connections, but at the age of around two-and-a-half there is an abrupt shift to brain repair...

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