Discovery

Could Clay Help Attack Superbugs?

Could Clay Help Attack Superbugs?

The ancient remedy could provide a new weapon against microbes Continue reading ?
DNews: The Dreaded Turbulence: What...

DNews: The Dreaded Turbulence: What Makes Flights Bumpy

Most of us probably breathe a sigh of relief when the captain promises "a smooth ride" to wherever we're flying. But, as DNews explains, turbulence is really no big deal.
Why Antarctic Sea Ice Isn't Shrinki...

Why Antarctic Sea Ice Isn't Shrinking

Winds, currents and seafloor features may be responsible for keeping Antarctica's sea ice intact.
Why Is India's Heat Wave Off the Ch...

Why Is India's Heat Wave Off the Chart?

An oppressive heat wave in India led to a record temperature of 123.8 degrees Fahrenheit -- the highest ever in Asia.
Live on a Farm by the Sea for Just ...

Live on a Farm by the Sea for Just $1.50

A four-bedroom bungalow and 416 sheep are all covered by the annual rent. Scenic views available at no additional cost. Continue reading ?
US: 1 in 8 Swimming Pools Closed fo...

US: 1 in 8 Swimming Pools Closed for Health Violations

One in eight swimming pools in five populous states are closed upon inspection due to dirty and potentially dangerous water, the CDC reported this week. Continue reading ?

BBC - Science

Why does India's air look different...

Why does India's air look different from space?

Europe's Sentinel-5P satellite tracks formaldehyde emissions in the air over the Indian sub-continent.
Marine plastic: Hundreds of fragmen...

Marine plastic: Hundreds of fragments in dead seabirds

Flesh-footed shearwater chicks are starving to death because of plastic, a BBC documentary reveals.
Mystery extinct ape found in ancien...

Mystery extinct ape found in ancient Chinese tomb

The discovery of a prehistoric pet gibbon suggests humans pushed apes to extinction far back in history.
The 'Baby' that ushered in modern c...

The 'Baby' that ushered in modern computer age

Scientists are celebrating the birth 70 years ago of a machine that kick-started the modern computer age.
Cyan colour hidden ingredient in sl...

Cyan colour hidden ingredient in sleep

Adding or removing the colour cyan can have an impact on sleep, according to biologists.
Gene-edited farm animals are on the...

Gene-edited farm animals are on their way

Scientists create pigs that are immune to one of the world's costliest livestock diseases.

Jamaica Observer - Environment

Cleaner streets ahead

Cleaner streets ahead

The south coast communities of Whitehouse and Bluefields, known as much for their azure bathing beaches and populous fishing villages as their struggle with solid waste management, are in for a clean-up and education programme over the next year.This, as Sandals Foundation, through a US$25,000 UN Environment grant, will implement its Solid Waste Reduction Project.
Water expert makes conservation cal...

Water expert makes conservation call

On the occasion of World Oceans Day last Friday, water expert Dr Kwame Emmanuel reinforced the importance of the country's water resources and urged Jamaicans to take better care of rivers, streams, underground aquifers, and the sea, while also conserving that which comes from the pipe.
Trimming the waste: UN looks to re...

Trimming the waste: UN looks to reduce its environmental footprint

The city of Goma, which lies along the eastern edge of the Democratic Republic of Congo, has for decades been a hub of humanitarian operations in response to conflicts and natural disasters in the region, including neighbouring Rwanda.The capital of Nord-Kivu Province, Goma is also home to the UN's largest peacekeeping operation, the United Nations Organization Stabilization Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (Monusco).

NY Times - Science

The Final Hours of the Iceman?s Too...

The Final Hours of the Iceman?s Tools

What the implements found with the body of Ötzi revealed about the Copper Age.
Trilobites: Extinct Gibbon Found in...

Trilobites: Extinct Gibbon Found in Tomb of Ancient Chinese Emperor?s Grandmother

The remains appear to be a new species of gibbon, and it was perhaps a pet.
Trilobites: Magnetic Sense Helps Bi...

Trilobites: Magnetic Sense Helps Billions of Moths on an Australian Migration

Researchers say this is the first reliable evidence that insects can use Earth?s magnetic field for navigation.
Summer Solstice 2018: The Search fo...

Summer Solstice 2018: The Search for Life in the Galaxy

As you mark the longest day of the year, consider the debate among astronomers over whether Earth?s tilt toward the sun helps make life on our world and others possible.
Newly Discovered ?Limb Pit? Reveals...

Newly Discovered ?Limb Pit? Reveals Civil War Surgeons? Bitter Choices

Two skeletons and the remains of 11 amputated limbs are leading to new knowledge of combat injuries and medical practices on long-ago battlefields.
ScienceTake: The Elephant?s Superb ...

ScienceTake: The Elephant?s Superb Nose

Elephants? trunks are not only large and strong, they house one of the best mammalian smelling systems.

Sicence News.org

JoJo Fletcher Is the New 'Bachelore...

JoJo Fletcher Is the New 'Bachelorette'

The former "Bachelor" contestant gets a second chance at love.
'Bachelor' Ben Higgins Is Engaged t...

'Bachelor' Ben Higgins Is Engaged to...

Find out who was sent home in the finale of the ABC reality show.
What You Missed on This Season of '...

What You Missed on This Season of 'The Bachelor'

Tonight Ben chooses between Lauren B. and JoJo. But how did we get here?
Ben Affleck Is on 'Great Terms' Wit...

Ben Affleck Is on 'Great Terms' With Ex Jennifer Garner

"Batman" star responds to Garner's recent candid interview with Vanity Fair.
Ian McShane May Have Just Spoiled '...

Ian McShane May Have Just Spoiled 'Game of Thrones' for Everyone

And he doesn't care! Spoilers and spoilers and spoilers ahead.
'Batman v Superman' Star Henry Cavi...

'Batman v Superman' Star Henry Cavill on Being Objectified

Henry Cavill definitely thinks there's a "double standard" when it comes to men and women being objectified.

Reuters - Science

Nick Hague dreamed of the stars as ...

Nick Hague dreamed of the stars as a boy, now he's heading to space

HOUSTON (Reuters) - As a boy growing up in Kansas, Nick Hague looked up at the stars and wanted to explore the unknown. In October, his dream will come true when he blasts off on a Russian Soyuz spacecraft to the International Space Station.
Trump orders creation of space-focu...

Trump orders creation of space-focused U.S. military branch

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump on Monday said he was ordering the creation of a sixth branch of the military to focus on space, a move critics said could harm the Air Force.
Fields of dreams: Texas project see...

Fields of dreams: Texas project seeks new corn strains for whiskey

COLLEGE STATION, Texas (Reuters) - A master distiller and a crop scientist who specializes in corn breeding are working on a project they hope one day will help bring local identities to American whiskeys.
Revamped collider to shine brighter...

Revamped collider to shine brighter light on physics mysteries at CERN

GENEVA (Reuters) - Europe's physics research center CERN launched an upgrade of its Large Hadron Collider (LHC) on Friday, six years after the huge particle accelerator solved an enduring riddle by confirming the existence of the elusive Higgs boson.
Massive Martian dust storm threaten...

Massive Martian dust storm threatens plucky NASA rover

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - An immense dust storm that may soon encircle Mars is threatening one of NASA's rovers on the planet's surface, with the vehicle becoming dormant and unresponsive at a site called Perseverance Valley, U.S. space agency officials said on Wednesday.
NASA rover data shows Mars had the ...

NASA rover data shows Mars had the ingredients needed for life

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A NASA rover has detected a bonanza of organic compounds on the surface of Mars and seasonal fluctuations of atmospheric methane in findings released on Thursday that mark some of the strongest evidence ever that Earth's neighbor may have harbored life.

PBS

Net Neutrality?s End and Science

Net Neutrality?s End and Science

Depending on your perspective, the repeal of net neutrality could help or hurt science.
What Does an Atom Look Like?

What Does an Atom Look Like?

It?s pretty different from the atom you saw in your textbooks.
Can Cat Poop Make You Crazy?

Can Cat Poop Make You Crazy?

Toxoplasma, a parasite found in cat waste, takes over the brain.
Tale of Two Volcanoes

Tale of Two Volcanoes

Hawaii?s Kilauea and Guatemala?s Fuego volcanic eruptions have been remarkably destructive.
What Does Dark Energy Look Like?

What Does Dark Energy Look Like?

The mysterious substance ripping our universe apart.
Profile: Jason Kalirai

Profile: Jason Kalirai

Astrophysicist Jason Kalirai observes stars and searches for habitable planets in the hopes of finding life.

BBC - Science / Video

The birds filling up with plastic

The birds filling up with plastic

On a remote island in the Tasman Sea scientists are battling to save flesh-footed Shearwater chicks.
How to shop in Birmingham's plastic...

How to shop in Birmingham's plastic-free supermarket

Reusable bags, bottles and containers are the key to success for these buyers in Birmingham.
The gene-edited pigs immune to lung...

The gene-edited pigs immune to lung disease

Pigs in Scotland have had their genes altered so they are now immune to a deadly respiratory disease.
Wolves in France: Farmers fear atta...

Wolves in France: Farmers fear attacks

One mayor says children under 10 years old should not walk alone, in case of an attack.
Mountain lion kittens found living ...

Mountain lion kittens found living in US cave

Meet the new residents of a cave in California.
Will Norway's electric plane take o...

Will Norway's electric plane take off?

A battery-powered plane that could mean guilt-free travel is part of a plan to tackle climate change.

Science Daily

New research on avian response to w...

New research on avian response to wildfires

New research explores the effects fire has on ecosystems and the wildlife species that inhabit them. Scientists examined the impacts of fires of different severity levels on birds and how that changes as the time since fire increases. Scientists looked across 10 fires after they burned through forests in the Sierra Nevada. A key finding was that wildfire had strong, but varied, effects on the density of many of the bird species that were studied.
Repellent research: Navy developing...

Repellent research: Navy developing ship coatings to reduce fuel, energy costs

It can repel water, oil, alcohol and even peanut butter. And it might save the US Navy millions of dollars in ship fuel costs, reduce the amount of energy that vessels consume and improve operational efficiency.
Tiny jumping roundworm undergoes un...

Tiny jumping roundworm undergoes unusual sexual development

Biologists have shown that gonad development varies in other nematodes relative to C. elegans. Specifically, they focused on Steinernema carpocapsae, a nematode used in insect biocontrol applications in lawns and gardens.
The photoelectric effect in stereo

The photoelectric effect in stereo

In the photoelectric effect, a photon ejects an electron from a material. Researchers have now used attosecond laser pulses to measure the time evolution of this effect in molecules. From their results they can deduce the exact location of a photoionization event.
Challenging our understanding of ho...

Challenging our understanding of how platelets are made

Correlative light-electron microscopy is being used to increase our knowledge of how platelets are made in the body and the results are challenging previously held understandings.
Uncovering lost images from the 19t...

Uncovering lost images from the 19th century

Art curators will be able to recover images on daguerreotypes, the earliest form of photography that used silver plates, after a team of scientists learned how to use light to see through degradation that has occurred over time.

BBC - Technology

Tomorrow's Cities: Can start-ups so...

Tomorrow's Cities: Can start-ups solve city issues?

Every city wants to have a striving tech start-up scene but why is it so important?
Codebreaking Bombe moves to compute...

Codebreaking Bombe moves to computer museum

Designed by Alan Turing, the machine helped uncover how German forces had scrambled key messages.
Arizona Uber crash driver was 'watc...

Arizona Uber crash driver was 'watching TV'

The police report suggests the safety operator was streaming The Voice just before a fatal collision.
YouTube fans to fund favourite film...

YouTube fans to fund favourite film-makers

The site will let video-makers charge fans a monthly fee for exclusive content.
'Dangerous' carbon monoxide alarms ...

'Dangerous' carbon monoxide alarms removed from Amazon and eBay

Consumer watchdog Which? finds carbon monoxide alarms on sale online fail British safety tests.
Cyan colour hidden ingredient in sl...

Cyan colour hidden ingredient in sleep

Adding or removing the colour cyan can have an impact on sleep, according to biologists.

Scientific American

How Ebola Vaccines Have Helped to U...

How Ebola Vaccines Have Helped to Usher In a New Era in the Outbreak Response

No new cases have been reported for two weeks in the Democratic Republic of the Congo

-- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
Should Law Enforcement Need a Warra...

Should Law Enforcement Need a Warrant to Track Your Cell Phone?

In Carpenter v. United States, the U.S. Supreme Court is about to tackle its biggest case related to the Fourth Amendment and privacy of data generated by cell phones

-- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
Einstein's Greatest Theory Validate...

Einstein's Greatest Theory Validated on a Galactic Scale

Astronomers have used a pair of galaxies far beyond the Milky Way to test general relativity with unprecedented precision

-- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
Analysis of a Million-Plus Genomes ...

Analysis of a Million-Plus Genomes Points to Blurring Lines among Brain Disorders

Schizophrenia shares some genetic variants with several psychiatric conditions—and similar overlaps are seen for personality traits and migraines in a massive study

-- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
Scientists Pinpoint Brain Region Th...

Scientists Pinpoint Brain Region That May Be Center of Alcohol Addiction

Researchers map out a cellular mechanism that offers a biological explanation for alcoholism, and could lead to treatments

-- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
The Healthy Addiction? Coffee Study...

The Healthy Addiction? Coffee Study Finds More Health Benefits

New research in mice details the mechanism of how caffeine seems to help the heart

-- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

Yahoo Science

New, long-extinct ape species found...

New, long-extinct ape species found in ancient Chinese tomb

New, long-extinct ape species found in ancient Chinese tombAn entirely new but long-extinct ape species has been discovered in an ancient tomb in central China. The skull and jaw of the never-before-seen gibbon were found in Shaanxi province inside a royal burial chamber that was built some 2,300 years ago. The previously unknown genus and species of gibbon, which researchers have named Junzi imperialis, may be the first ape to have become extinct due to humans, according to a new study published in the journal Science on Friday.


Identifying U.S. troops returned fr...

Identifying U.S. troops returned from North Korea may be challenging: experts

Identifying U.S. troops returned from North Korea may be challenging: expertsBy Daphne Psaledakis WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. military will face a difficult task in identifying the remains of soldiers missing from the Korean War as the Pentagon prepares to receive them from North Korea in coming days, officials and experts said. U.S. President Donald Trump, who met with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un at an historic summit in Singapore this month, said on Thursday that Pyongyang was in the process of returning the remains of U.S. troops missing from the 1950-1953 conflict. The Pentagon has said North Korean officials have indicated in the past they have the remains of as many as 200 U.S. troops, and Trump himself has mentioned that figure.


Five Charity Workers Were Kidnapped...

Five Charity Workers Were Kidnapped and Gang-Raped in East India

Five Charity Workers Were Kidnapped and Gang-Raped in East IndiaThe women were abducted while performing a play about human trafficking


Paris slams brakes on electric car-...

Paris slams brakes on electric car-sharing scheme

Paris slams brakes on electric car-sharing schemeThe city of Paris is pulling the plug on an electric car-sharing system once hailed as the future of urban transport, with officials voting to cancel the contract in the face of mounting losses. The more than 4,000 silver Autolib hatchbacks had become a fixture on the streets of the French capital, with docking stations for the electric vehicles found every few blocks. Socialist Paris Mayor Anne Hidalgo called the request "preposterous", and lawmakers in Paris and the suburbs participating in the scheme voted Thursday to cancel the contract immediately instead of letting it run out in 2023 as planned.


Lawsuits challenge efforts to push ...

Lawsuits challenge efforts to push abstinence-only on teens

Lawsuits challenge efforts to push abstinence-only on teensSPOKANE, Wash. (AP) ? Several affiliates of Planned Parenthood sued the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services on Friday over its efforts to impose an abstinence-only focus on its Teen Pregnancy Prevention Program that has served more than 1 million young people.


Massachusetts Governor's Son A...

Massachusetts Governor's Son Accused of Groping Woman on Plane

Massachusetts Governor's Son Accused of Groping Woman on PlaneDuring a flight from D.C. to Boston


Reuters - Technology

Fox spirits and demons: China's tec...

Fox spirits and demons: China's tech giants splash out in cartoon arms race

HANGZHOU, China (Reuters) - Growing up in the Chinese port city of Dalian in the 1990s, Zhang Hongchang spent hours immersed in Japanese cartoons like Dragon Ball and Naruto.
Xiaomi puts indefinite delay on CDR...

Xiaomi puts indefinite delay on CDRs in blow to China's plans for tech listings

HONG KONG (Reuters) - Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi Corp said on Saturday there is no time frame for a mainland share offering, casting doubt on Beijing's efforts to lure foreign-listed Chinese tech giants back home.
Supreme Court restricts police on c...

Supreme Court restricts police on cellphone location data

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court on Friday imposed limits on the ability of police to obtain cellphone data pinpointing the past location of criminal suspects in a major victory for digital privacy advocates and a setback for law enforcement authorities.
China's ZTE expected to take last s...

China's ZTE expected to take last step to lift ban: U.S. official

(Reuters) - ZTE Corp is expected to deposit $400 million in an escrow account in a U.S. bank in the "next couple of days," the last step the Chinese company must take before a ban on U.S. suppliers can be lifted, a U.S. Department of Commerce official told Reuters on Friday.
Tesla recycling machine catches fir...

Tesla recycling machine catches fire at Fremont, California campus

(Reuters) - A machine used for paper recycling caught fire Thursday night at Tesla Inc's Fremont, California, campus, outside the company's car production factory, but manufacturing was not affected, the company said.
Bitfinex chief strategy officer dep...

Bitfinex chief strategy officer departs

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Bitfinex Chief Strategy Officer Phil Potter is leaving the cryptocurrency trading platform, the executive and the exchange told Reuters on Friday.

New Scientist

Physics of knitting shows why your ...

Physics of knitting shows why your sweater is so nice and comfy

The spacing of stitches in knitted fabrics lets friction cascade through the material, which allows it to stretch without the yarn getting any longer
Cannabis oil: what is it and does i...

Cannabis oil: what is it and does it really work as medicine?

The UK government is reviewing medicinal cannabis after two boys with severe epilepsy were withheld cannabis oil treatments. Here's everything you need to know
Herpes viruses in the brain linked ...

Herpes viruses in the brain linked to Alzheimer?s disease

A detailed molecular analysis of hundreds of post-mortem brains supports the controversial theory that viruses contribute to Alzheimer?s disease
Why is the UK running out of CO2 an...

Why is the UK running out of CO2 and what will it mean?

UK beer, fizzy drinks and meat producers have all warned of CO2 shortages disrupting supplies and have called on the government to act. So what's going on, and how bad is it?
Swarm of robot wildlife will check ...

Swarm of robot wildlife will check for life in an Italian lagoon

Robotic lily pads, mussels, and a robofish are drifting through the water in a Venetian lagoon, checking oxygen levels and signs of microscopic life
We?ve just seen a huge space explos...

We?ve just seen a huge space explosion and don?t know what it is

There?s an enormous, fast-moving explosion in space  - nicknamed "the Cow" - that's unlike anything we?ve seen before, and astronomers are scrambling to figure out what it is

NY Times - Technology

Inside a Heist of American Chip Des...

Inside a Heist of American Chip Designs, as China Bids for Tech Power

Micron, an American chip maker, says its designs were swiped to help a new Chinese plant. Washington sees a larger pattern, fueling tensions with Beijing.
A Day Care and a Dog Rescue Benefit...

A Day Care and a Dog Rescue Benefit: On Facebook, They Were Political Ads

Glitchy enforcement of a new Facebook political ad policy is creating headaches for small businesses, news publishers, and other advertisers.
Intel C.E.O. Brian Krzanich Resigns...

Intel C.E.O. Brian Krzanich Resigns After Relationship With Employee

Mr. Krzanich, who resigned after violating Intel?s ?non-fraternization policy,? will be replaced on an interim basis by the company?s chief financial officer.
Bits: The Week in Tech: Silicon Val...

Bits: The Week in Tech: Silicon Valley Gets Even More Political

This week, tech companies weighed in on the separation of children from their migrant parents at the Mexico border. Here?s why tech has become more activist.
Thermostats, Locks and Lights: Digi...

Thermostats, Locks and Lights: Digital Tools of Domestic Abuse

Internet-connected home devices that are marketed as the newest conveniences are also being used to harass, monitor and control.
James Gips, Who Extended Computer U...

James Gips, Who Extended Computer Use to the Disabled, Dies at 72

He helped develop two technologies that allowed people who could not use a mouse to communicate with a computer, and thus with the world.

Eureka Alert

UT Institute of Agriculture announc...

UT Institute of Agriculture announces new Herbert College of Agriculture

(University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture) The University of Tennessee Board of Trustees formally announced today the new Herbert College of Agriculture, named for distinguished alumni Jim and Judi Herbert. The name replaces the College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources.
DOE selects 84 scientists to receiv...

DOE selects 84 scientists to receive early career research program funding

(DOE/US Department of Energy) The Department of Energy (DOE) has selected 84 scientists from across the nation -- including 30 from DOE's national laboratories and 54 from U.S. universities -- to receive significant funding for research as part of the DOE Office of Science's Early Career Research Program.
Innovation leaps to fast-track

Innovation leaps to fast-track

(Rothamsted Research) European funding has kick-started a new programme of agricultural innovation that aims to accelerate the development of promising ideas into practical tools for other economic sectors by bringing together researchers and small businesses to work on collaborative projects as start-up enterprises.
Collaborative model for post-disast...

Collaborative model for post-disaster behavioral health recovery may serve as standard

(Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center) Faculty in LSU Health New Orleans schools of Medicine and Public Health and colleagues report that a collaborative effort to build capacity to address behavioral health and promote community resilience after the 2016 Great Flood in Baton Rouge, LA successfully expanded local behavioral health services delivery capacity and that the model may be useful to other disaster-struck communities.
The advances of Blockchain for Heal...

The advances of Blockchain for Healthcare to be presented at the Basel Life Conference

(InSilico Medicine, Inc.) Verner De Biasi, Head of Digital Data and Analytics, PTS, GSK R&D, presents at the Artificial Intelligence and Blockchain in Healthcare Forum at the EMBO/Basel Life Conference.
Hydrangeas, the strange color-chang...

Hydrangeas, the strange color-changing flowers (video)

(American Chemical Society) Savvy gardeners know that they can adjust the color of hydrangea blossoms between pink and blue by altering the pH of the soil. But pH isn't the entire story. The chameleon-like nature of these flowers is a consequence of the plants' struggle to survive in toxic soils: https://youtu.be/tmCxU8XY_pE.

BBC - Technology / Video

Maps reveal hidden truths of the wo...

Maps reveal hidden truths of the world's cities

A new website lets people delve into data on the world's cities.
The slow-motion video made after fi...

The slow-motion video made after filming plus other tech news

BBC Click's Lara Lewington looks at some of the best technology news stories of the week.
Fifa's hi-tech World Cup 'performan...

Fifa's hi-tech World Cup 'performance tracker'

Each team in the 2018 World Cup has been given access to data from Fifa's optical tracking system.
The AI developed to identify and co...

The AI developed to identify and count wild animals

University researchers are using deep neural networks to study wildlife and enhance conservation.
Will Norway's electric plane take o...

Will Norway's electric plane take off?

A battery-powered plane that could mean guilt-free travel is part of a plan to tackle climate change.
'They stuck my face on to a porn cl...

'They stuck my face on to a porn clip'

Indian reporter Rana Ayyub got rape and death threats because of a tweet falsely attributed to her.

NY Times - Research

The New Health Care: The U.S. Is Fa...

The New Health Care: The U.S. Is Failing in Infant Mortality, Starting at One Month Old

The United States does worse than about two dozen other industrialized nations in this crucial measure of public health.
Many Readers Say No to Idea of Life...

Many Readers Say No to Idea of Life-Extending Drug, but Yes for Their Dogs

?You can?t cheat death,? wrote a reader who echoed many responses to an article about drug tests on dogs to try to slow aging. But others said the goal seemed worthy.
The Health Issue: The Improvisation...

The Health Issue: The Improvisational Oncologist

In an era of rapidly proliferating, precisely targeted treatments, every cancer case has to be played by ear.
The Health Issue: An Old Idea, Revi...

The Health Issue: An Old Idea, Revived: Starve Cancer to Death

In the early 20th century, the German biochemist Otto Warburg believed that tumors could be treated by disrupting their source of energy. His idea was dismissed for decades ? until now.
The Health Issue: When Do You Give ...

The Health Issue: When Do You Give Up on Treating a Child With Cancer?

Andrew Levy?s parents knew that the rare and deadly cancer in his blood could not be beaten, so they began to prepare for the worst. Then something mysterious happened.
The Health Issue: Learning From the...

The Health Issue: Learning From the Lazarus Effect

Most clinical trials for cancer drugs are failures. But for a handful of patients, a drug proves to be nearly a cure. What can science learn from these ?exceptional responders??

NY Times - Energy

Saudi Prince?s Elevation Will Have ...

Saudi Prince?s Elevation Will Have Far-Reaching Consequences in Energy

Prince Mohammed bin Salman?s becoming heir to the throne makes him an even more influential voice in global oil circles.
China Cancels Military Meeting With...

China Cancels Military Meeting With Vietnam Over Territorial Dispute

The public sign of discord is highly unusual for the two Communist neighbors, and it comes as Beijing seeks to expand its influence in the South China Sea.
Economic Scene: Fisticuffs Over the...

Economic Scene: Fisticuffs Over the Route to a Clean-Energy Future

A Stanford professor?s vision of an economy wholly powered by renewable fuels has drawn a heated rebuttal from scholars who question many of its assumptions.
Libya?s Increased Oil Production Th...

Libya?s Increased Oil Production Thwarts OPEC?s Reduction Plans

Despite the country?s political instability, its production has grown to 885,000 barrels a day, undercutting OPEC?s efforts to shrink supplies worldwide.
Exxon Mobil Lends Its Support to a ...

Exxon Mobil Lends Its Support to a Carbon Tax Proposal

The company is joining other oil companies and corporate giants to endorse a plan from the Climate Leadership Council to tax fossil fuels and pay the dividends to taxpayers.
Both Climate Leader and Oil Giant? ...

Both Climate Leader and Oil Giant? A Norwegian Paradox

While Norway wants to wean its own citizens off fossil fuels, it remains one of the world?s biggest petroleum producers and is revving up exports.

NY Times - Space

Asteroids and Adversaries: Challeng...

Asteroids and Adversaries: Challenging What NASA Knows About Space Rocks

Two years ago, NASA dismissed and mocked an amateur?s criticisms of its asteroids database. Now Nathan Myhrvold is back, and his papers have passed peer review.
A Huge Dust Storm on Mars Is Threat...

A Huge Dust Storm on Mars Is Threatening NASA?s Opportunity Rover

The storm, which has blanketed a quarter of the planet, has plunged the rover into a ?dark, perpetual night.?
Trilobites: Black Hole Drags Star t...

Trilobites: Black Hole Drags Star to Dusty Death

Astronomers thought they saw an exploding star, but in fact it was a star having its guts ripped out by a black hole.
Extremely Large, Extremely Expensiv...

Extremely Large, Extremely Expensive: The Race for the Next Giant Telescopes

in the world. New telescopes such as the Thirty Meter Telescope and the Extremely Large Telescope would dwarf it ? if they're completed.Even as astronomers await a verdict on construction of a huge telescope on Mauna Kea, they are still trying to figure out how to pay for the next stargazing Goliaths.
Life on Mars? Rover?s Latest Discov...

Life on Mars? Rover?s Latest Discovery Puts It ?On the Table?

The identification of organic molecules in rocks on the red planet does not necessarily point to life there, past or present, but does indicate that some of the building blocks were present.
atmosphere: The Rich Are Planning t...

atmosphere: The Rich Are Planning to Leave This Wretched Planet

Here comes private space travel ? with cocktails, retro-futuristic Philippe Starck designs and Wi-Fi. Just $55 million a trip!
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