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

Wildlife secrets of Nigeria's last ...

Wildlife secrets of Nigeria's last wilderness

Rare chimps, leopards and pangolins have been caught on camera in the forests of Nigeria's largest national park.
'Fishing continued' after East Chin...

'Fishing continued' after East China sea oil spill

Satellite images obtained by the BBC show that fishing continued for days after a massive oil spill
Neanderthals were capable of making...

Neanderthals were capable of making art

Contrary to the traditional view of them as brutes, it turns out that Neanderthals enjoyed making art.
SpaceX launches broadband pathfinde...

SpaceX launches broadband pathfinders

The US rocket company puts up two satellites to test technologies for a broadband mega-constellation.
Mutation 'gives bats edge over dead...

Mutation 'gives bats edge over deadly viruses'

A single mutation in an immunity gene may explain why bats can carry deadly viruses and not get sick.
Ancient Britons 'replaced' by newco...

Ancient Britons 'replaced' by newcomers

Britain's Stone Age population was almost completely replaced some 4,500 years ago, a study shows.

Jamaica Observer - Environment

Trees reduce impact of floods ̵...

Trees reduce impact of floods — Forestry Dept

The Forestry Department is appealing to those who planted seedlings as part of their Labour Day observance this year to water and nurture them to maturity, arguing that if the country had more trees planted on hillsides, the flooding from recent heavy rains would not have been as damaging.

NY Times - Science

Matter: Neanderthals, the World?s F...

Matter: Neanderthals, the World?s First Misunderstood Artists

Cave paintings in Spain were made by Neanderthals, not modern humans, archaeologists reported. The finding adds to evidence that Neanderthals were capable of symbolic thought and perhaps language.
Trilobites: For Vampire Bats to Liv...

Trilobites: For Vampire Bats to Live on Blood, It Takes Guts

Blood is a very difficult thing to live well on, but a new study of the gut microbes and genomes of vampire bats offer insights into how they do it.
Trilobites: He Took a Picture of a ...

Trilobites: He Took a Picture of a Supernova While Setting Up His New Camera

Astronomers rarely see the beginnings of these explosions, but an Argentine amateur?s lucky picture helped them study the start of a massive star?s violent death.
Trilobites: A Case for Wild Flaming...

Trilobites: A Case for Wild Flamingos Calling Florida Their Home

A new study could help make the case for treating flamingos as Florida natives, which could entitle them to certain protections in the state.
In Picasso?s Blue Period, Scanners ...

In Picasso?s Blue Period, Scanners Find Secrets He Painted Over

Scientists used a variety of tools originally developed for medicine, manufacturing and geology to discover hidden details in the artist?s paintings and sculptures.
Out There: Astronomers? Dark Energy...

Out There: Astronomers? Dark Energy Hopes Fade to Gray

The Wfirst project, which would have investigated the force of dark energy in the universe and searched for more planets, has been cut from NASA?s proposed budget.

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

Boeing, Lockheed interested in laun...

Boeing, Lockheed interested in launching rockets from Brazil, minister says

BRASILIA (Reuters) - Brazil's defense minister said on Thursday that Boeing, Lockheed Martin, SpaceX and other U.S. aerospace companies have expressed interest in launching rockets from its Alcantara military base near the equator and visited the site in December.
World's last remaining wild horses ...

World's last remaining wild horses aren't really wild after all

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - It may come as a disappointment to equine enthusiasts, but a new genetic study has found that no truly wild horses still exist and that a population inhabiting Mongolian grasslands actually is a feral descendant of the earliest-known domesticated horses.
Primitive art: Neanderthals were Eu...

Primitive art: Neanderthals were Europe's first painters

LONDON (Reuters) - The world's oldest known cave paintings were made by Neanderthals, not modern humans, suggesting our extinct cousins were far from being uncultured brutes.
Israeli scientists complete mock Ma...

Israeli scientists complete mock Mars mission in Negev desert

RAMON CRATER, Israel (Reuters) - A team of six Israeli researchers on Sunday ended a four-day Mars habitat experiment in Israel's Negev desert where they simulated living conditions on the Red Planet, Israel's Science and Technology Ministry said.
Ancient human remains, Ice Age anim...

Ancient human remains, Ice Age animal bones found in giant Mexican cave

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Archaeologists exploring the word's biggest flooded cave in Mexico have discovered ancient human remains at least 9,000 years old and the bones of animals who roamed the earth during the last Ice Age.
I want to drink your blood: Vampire...

I want to drink your blood: Vampire bat's genetic secrets revealed

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - If you want to know how vampire bats can survive on a diet that -- as everyone knows -- consists exclusively of blood, the answer is simple. It's in their genes.

PBS

The Biggest Puzzle in Physics

The Biggest Puzzle in Physics

Sometimes the biggest puzzle in physics seems like the worst relationship in the universe.
Wild Ways to Find a Mate

Wild Ways to Find a Mate

From necking giraffes to monogamous parasites, creatures couple up in unexpected ways.
Searching for a Skull

Searching for a Skull

Watch as a team of divers attempts to retrieve an ancient skull.
The Impossible Is Possible

The Impossible Is Possible

Pilot André Borschberg reflects on his experience achieving what seemed impossible.
What The Physics? Q&A

What The Physics? Q&A

"What The Physics?!" host Greg Kestin answers questions from you, our viewers.
See Quantum with the Naked Eye

See Quantum with the Naked Eye

Simply squinting at a lamp highlights the quantum nature of light.

BBC - Science / Video

Baby Belle, the hand-reared rhino

Baby Belle, the hand-reared rhino

Belle needed treatment for an injured leg and is Cotswold Wildlife Park's first hand-reared white rhino calf.
The Bornean orangutans clinging on ...

The Bornean orangutans clinging on to survival

More than 100,000 of the animals have been killed since 1999.
Scientists have developed a lung pr...

Scientists have developed a lung probe that finds infections

The probe provides access deep inside a patient?s lung, which means doctors will be able to diagnose lung conditions much quicker and more accurately.
Woburn Safari Park: Elephant Tarli ...

Woburn Safari Park: Elephant Tarli survives deadly virus

Tarli, an endangered Asian elephant, has beaten the odds to overcome an Ebola-like virus.
Antarctic iceberg expedition set to...

Antarctic iceberg expedition set to reveal hidden realm

Footage shows the iceberg scientists hope will reveal an Antarctic realm hidden for thousands of years.
Nigeria's soil-free salad farm

Nigeria's soil-free salad farm

The entrepreneur growing greens in shipping containers.

Science Daily

Analysis finds lower IQ in children...

Analysis finds lower IQ in children with chronic kidney disease

An analysis of published studies indicates that children with chronic kidney disease may have lower intellectual functioning compared than children in the general population. Compared with children with mild-to-moderate stage kidney disease and with kidney transplants, children on dialysis had the lowest IQ scores. Deficits were evident for attention, memory, and executive function domains.
Sweet, bitter, fat: Genetics play a...

Sweet, bitter, fat: Genetics play a role in kids' snacking patterns

The types of snacks a child chooses could be linked to genetics, a new study found. The study investigated whether genetic variants in taste receptors related to sweet, fat and bitter tastes influence the snacks preschoolers choose and found nearly 80 per cent carried at least one of these genotypes that could predispose them to poor snacking habits. These findings could help parents tailor their kids' diets based on their genetics of taste.
The global footprint of fisheries

The global footprint of fisheries

The global fishing fleet is so big it can be seen from space. Really.
Turning light upside down

Turning light upside down

Researchers have developed a 'hyperbolic metasurface' on which light propagates with completely reshaped wavefronts. The achievement towards a more precise control and monitoring of light is particularly relevant to the technological challenges of miniaturizing optical devices for sensing and signal processing.
New crystal structures reveal myste...

New crystal structures reveal mysterious mechanism of gene regulation by the 'magic spot'

Using an innovative crystallization technique for studying 3D structures of gene transcription machinery, researchers revealed new insights into the long debated action of the 'magic spot' -- a molecule that controls gene expression in E. coli and many other bacteria when the bacteria are stressed. The study contributes to fundamental understanding of how bacteria adapt and survive under adverse conditions and provides clues about key processes that could be targeted in the search for new antibiotics.
Monkey Vocabulary Decoded

Monkey Vocabulary Decoded

From short 'tsiks' and 'ekks' to drawn-out 'phees' -- all the sounds produced by marmoset monkeys are made up of individual syllables of fixed length, according to a new study. The smallest units of vocalization and their rhythmic production in the brain of our relatives could also have been a prerequisite of human speech.

BBC - Technology

Kylie Jenner 'sooo over' Snapchat -...

Kylie Jenner 'sooo over' Snapchat - and shares tumble

Shares in Snapchat's owner sink after the reality TV star tweets her criticism of the messaging app.
Elon Musk quits AI ethics research ...

Elon Musk quits AI ethics research group

One of the most vocal critics of AI quits the ethics board as Tesla utilises the technology.
White nationalist Jared Taylor sues...

White nationalist Jared Taylor sues Twitter over ban

Jared Taylor's lawyer claims the suspension of his client's account is a form of Twitter censorship.
Disney loses in Redbox copyright ro...

Disney loses in Redbox copyright row

Disney loses a bid to stop movie rental company Redbox from reselling download codes for its films.
Game helps players spot 'fake news'

Game helps players spot 'fake news'

Players run their own fake news empire so they can learn how misinformation is spread.
SpaceX launches broadband pathfinde...

SpaceX launches broadband pathfinders

The US rocket company puts up two satellites to test technologies for a broadband mega-constellation.

Scientific American

Could More Snow in Antarctica Slow ...

Could More Snow in Antarctica Slow Sea Level Rise?

New claims that increased snowfall in eastern regions could offset melting in the western side of the continent might not stand the test of time

-- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
Talking with--Not Just to--Kids Pow...

Talking with--Not Just to--Kids Powers How They Learn Language

Back-and-forth exchanges build the brain’s language center and verbal ability

-- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
A Star Is Shorn: The Fine Art of Sp...

A Star Is Shorn: The Fine Art of Spotting Supernovae Is Ideal for Amateurs

With a simple telescope and camera, a backyard skywatcher has helped professional astronomers witness the never-before-seen beginnings of a star’s explosive death

-- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
Programming a DNA Clock

Programming a DNA Clock

Engineers have created a DNA-based chemical oscillator, opening the door to molecular computing

-- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
Road Trip!: Elon Musk's Tesla Won't...

Road Trip!: Elon Musk's Tesla Won't Strike Earth Anytime Soon

Plotting the spacefaring car’s interplanetary trajectory helps test forecasts for potentially Earth-threatening asteroids

-- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
Tech Dealers Now Trying to Save the...

Tech Dealers Now Trying to Save the Tech "Addicts" They've Created

The new Center for Humane Technology aims to lead the fight against society’s obsession with the Web, apps and social media—but it may just add to the confusion

-- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

Yahoo Science

Fresh off Falcon Heavy, Elon Musk t...

Fresh off Falcon Heavy, Elon Musk to launch broadband test satellites

Fresh off Falcon Heavy, Elon Musk to launch broadband test satellitesFresh off Falcon Heavy, Elon Musk to launch broadband test satellites


?Pathetically Weak.? Florida Shooti...

?Pathetically Weak.? Florida Shooting Survivors and Families Confront Marco Rubio Over Gun Control

?Pathetically Weak.? Florida Shooting Survivors and Families Confront Marco Rubio Over Gun ControlRubio was the lone Republican at the nationally broadcast gathering


Ancient Biblical Seal of the Prophe...

Ancient Biblical Seal of the Prophet Isaiah Reveals 2,700-Year-Old Tablet May Have Belonged to Holy Man

Ancient Biblical Seal of the Prophet Isaiah Reveals 2,700-Year-Old Tablet May Have Belonged to Holy ManAn ancient seal bearing a Hebrew script and recovered in Jerusalem may have belonged to the biblical prophet Isaiah. The clay seal dates back to the eighth century B.C. and was discovered in a Jerusalem excavation site, National Geographic reported. Trending: What Does the Future Hold for Skier Lindsey Vonn after Her Final Olympic Games?


'We Just Had a Gun to Our Head...

'We Just Had a Gun to Our Heads.' The Florida Shooting Survivors Are Transforming America?s Gun Debate

'We Just Had a Gun to Our Heads.' The Florida Shooting Survivors Are Transforming America?s Gun DebateThe massive youth uprising is a shift from the typical gun violence debates


NASA Wants Nuclear Engines to Fly H...

NASA Wants Nuclear Engines to Fly Humans to Mars

NASA Wants Nuclear Engines to Fly Humans to MarsNuclear thermal propulsion, which was studied in the Cold War for space travel, could make a comeback thanks to new technologies.


Neurologist Repeatedly Raped Patien...

Neurologist Repeatedly Raped Patient, Police Say

Neurologist Repeatedly Raped Patient, Police SayDr. Ricardo Cruciani was taken into custody and will be arraigned in New York on multiple counts of rape and other sex crimes, police said


Reuters - Technology

Airbnb CEO pledges to take more res...

Airbnb CEO pledges to take more responsibility for impact to housing

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Home-booking company Airbnb has sparred with regulators across the globe, but Chief Executive Brian Chesky on Thursday spoke of coming to terms with his responsibility for how the company can impact housing markets and neighborhoods.
With Easy Ride trial, Nissan takes ...

With Easy Ride trial, Nissan takes new step toward being Uber competitor

YOKOHAMA (Reuters) - Facing a future in which self-driving cars may curb vehicle ownership, Nissan Motor Co is taking its first steps to becoming an operator of autonomous transportation services, hoping to break into a segment set to be dominated by Uber Technologies and other technology firms.
China's Huawei set to lead global c...

China's Huawei set to lead global charge to 5G networks

FRANKFURT/HONG KONG (Reuters) - China's Huawei is forging closer commercial ties with big telecom operators across Europe and Asia, putting the company in prime position to lead the global race for next-generation 5G networks despite U.S. allegations it poses a security threat.
Intel did not tell U.S. cyber offic...

Intel did not tell U.S. cyber officials about chip flaws until made public

(Reuters) - Intel Corp did not inform U.S. cyber security officials of the so-called Meltdown and Spectre chip security flaws until they leaked to the public, six months after Alphabet Inc notified the chipmaker of the problems, according to letters sent by tech companies to lawmakers on Thursday.
States refile lawsuits to block rep...

States refile lawsuits to block repeal of U.S. net neutrality

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A coalition of 22 state attorneys general and the District of Columbia on Thursday refiled legal challenges intended to block the Trump administration's repeal of landmark rules designed to ensure a free and open internet from taking effect.
Irish taxman sees disputed Apple bi...

Irish taxman sees disputed Apple bill remaining around $16 billion

DUBLIN (Reuters) - Ireland expects the final disputed tax bill that the European Commission ordered it to collect from Apple to be "in the ballpark" of the 13 billion euros ($16 billion) estimated, the head of the country's tax collectors said on Thursday.

New Scientist

Miniature personalised tumours coul...

Miniature personalised tumours could help you get the best chemo

Growing mini tumours in the lab from a patient?s own cells could help doctors discover the best way to treat each person, homing in on the right drugs to use
Neanderthals made the oldest cave a...

Neanderthals made the oldest cave art in the world

We weren?t the only ancient artists ? the discovery of 66,700-year-old cave art show our Neanderthal cousins also liked to draw
Why do firms like Uber and Citymapp...

Why do firms like Uber and Citymapper keep reinventing buses?

Apps want to disrupt public transport by creating ?innovative? services that look suspiciously like buses, but real-time data could make for a better ride
Bats spread Ebola because they?ve e...

Bats spread Ebola because they?ve evolved not to fight viruses

Bats can carry viruses like Ebola and Marburg that are lethal for humans. This may be because, in order to fly, their bodies have given up on fighting such viruses
There?s an alt-right alt-Twitter an...

There?s an alt-right alt-Twitter and it?s filled with hate

An analysis of a social media site called Gab, set up as a champion of free speech, reveals that one in 20 posts uses hateful language
Almost every antidepressant headlin...

Almost every antidepressant headline you?ll read today is wrong

A review of the evidence on antidepressants has been hailed as the final word on these drugs, but questions remain for people with less severe depression

NY Times - Technology

State of the Art: Why We May Soon B...

State of the Art: Why We May Soon Be Living in Alexa?s World

Next to Apple?s iOS and Google?s Android, Amazon?s voice assistant may be turning into the third great consumer computing platform of our era.
Tech Fix: In an Era of ?Smart? Thin...

Tech Fix: In an Era of ?Smart? Things, Sometimes Dumb Stuff Is Better

It can be tempting to hook up everything you love to the internet. But take a moment to appreciate some of the objects that can remain unplugged.
Tech We?re Using: Limiting the Infl...

Tech We?re Using: Limiting the Influence of Tech When You Report on It

How Natasha Singer, a tech reporter at The Times, uses tech when she chronicles the industry?s effect on education, privacy and our health.
U.S. Blocks a Chinese Deal Amid Ris...

U.S. Blocks a Chinese Deal Amid Rising Tensions Over Technology

A maker of chip-testing equipment, Xcerra, said it was walking away from a proposed sale to a Chinese group because of regulatory concerns.
Tech Tip: Leaping Over the Language...

Tech Tip: Leaping Over the Language Barrier

If you want to browse international sites but cannot understand the text, a number of software interpreters will translate for you.
Bahrain Activist Gets 5-Year Senten...

Bahrain Activist Gets 5-Year Sentence for ?Insulting? Tweets

Nabeel Rajab, a leading figure of pro-democracy rallies in 2011, had criticized prison abuses and the Yemen war. He was already serving time for criticizing the government.

Eureka Alert

Transforming patient health care an...

Transforming patient health care and well-being through lighting

(Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute) The world of health care is changing rapidly and there is increased interest in the role that light and lighting can play in improving health outcomes for patients and providing healthy work environments for staff, according to many researchers. Recently, the Center for Lighting Enabled Systems & Applications (LESA) at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, together with the Illumination Engineering Society (IES), sponsored a workshop to explore pathways to define and promote the adoption of lighting systems specifically for health-care environments.
Developing a 'living lab' to study ...

Developing a 'living lab' to study energy-efficient logistics

(Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute) The Department of Energy announced that Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute is among five organizations that received competitively awarded, cost-shared funding as part of a $13.4 million investment in community-based advanced transportation projects.
Almost all adolescents in an econom...

Almost all adolescents in an economically disadvantaged urban population exposed to tobacco smoke

(American Association for Cancer Research) Ninety-four percent of adolescents ages 13 to 19 in an economically disadvantaged, largely minority population in San Francisco had measurable levels of a biomarker specific for exposure to tobacco smoke (NNAL).
Researchers develop new technology ...

Researchers develop new technology platform for cancer immunotherapy

(InSilico Medicine, Inc.) Johns Hopkins scientists invent multifunctional antibody-ligand traps (Y-traps), a new class of cancer immunotherapeutics. They develop Y-traps comprising an antibody targeting an immune checkpoint (CTLA-4 or PD-L1) fused to a TGFβ trap. In humanized mouse models, these Y-traps reverse immune suppression and inhibit growth of tumors that do not respond to current immune checkpoint inhibitors.
Kessler Foundation receives grant t...

Kessler Foundation receives grant to study cortical changes in youth with brain injury

(Kessler Foundation) Drs. Kiran Karunakaran and Karen Nolan have won a $35,000 grant from New Jersey Health Foundation to study the cortical changes in children and young adults with lower extremity motor deficits caused by traumatic brain injury (TBI). 'Our research shows that robotic exoskeleton training has the potential for tremendous impact on gait function, balance, and neuromuscular responses, as well as community participation and quality of life for individuals with TBI,' explained Dr. Nolan.
Dr. Kucukboyaci receives grant to s...

Dr. Kucukboyaci receives grant to study cognitive therapies for traumatic brain injury

(Kessler Foundation) 'Memory and learning problems are very common in people with moderate to severe TBI,' explained Dr. Kucukboyaci. 'Through this NJ Health Foundation grant, we will be able to advance our preliminary research and directly address the need for Class I research in software-assisted cognitive rehabilitation. 'Our goal is to improve patient care for this population,' he continued, 'by devising and teaching TBI-tailored memory strategies that can boost work or school functioning, and monitoring cognitive changes over time.'

BBC - Technology / Video

The fashion show with Hollywood vis...

The fashion show with Hollywood visual effects

Lucasfilm?s ILMxLAB and the London College of Fashion used a virtual avatar to join catwalk models.
'Mad' Mike's rocket mission to chec...

'Mad' Mike's rocket mission to check if Earth is flat

A US rocket enthusiast is looking to blast himself into outer space to test an age-old theory.
Door-opening dog bot beats meddling...

Door-opening dog bot beats meddling human

A dog robot that can open doors has been taught a new skill: overcoming human interference.
The Cranfield-based plane that thin...

The Cranfield-based plane that thinks it's a helicopter

The Starling Jet is due to launch in six years time at a cost of £8m.
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2: Vis...

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2: Visual effects revealed

The visual effects team behind the film has been nominated for an Oscar.
Hangzhou and the Alibaba effect

Hangzhou and the Alibaba effect

The emergence of a tech behemoth transforms its hometown.

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

Out There: Astronomers? Dark Energy...

Out There: Astronomers? Dark Energy Hopes Fade to Gray

The Wfirst project, which would have investigated the force of dark energy in the universe and searched for more planets, has been cut from NASA?s proposed budget.
Trilobites: He Took a Picture of a ...

Trilobites: He Took a Picture of a Supernova While Setting Up His New Camera

Astronomers rarely see the beginnings of these explosions, but an Argentine amateur?s lucky picture helped them study the start of a massive star?s violent death.
NASA Budgets for a Trip to the Moon...

NASA Budgets for a Trip to the Moon, but Not While Trump Is President

The administration sees a greater role for the private sector in returning to the moon and running the International Space Station, which it would stop financing in 2025.
Falcon Heavy, in a Roar of Thunder,...

Falcon Heavy, in a Roar of Thunder, Carries SpaceX?s Ambition Into Orbit

Elon Musk disrupted the business of sending rockets into space and has now achieved a milestone in spaceflight by launching the most powerful rocket currently operating in the world.
Trilobites: A Suitcase-Size Satelli...

Trilobites: A Suitcase-Size Satellite?s Big Image of Frozen Earth Below

A new image of Alaska from the recently launched Iceye satellite shows how much you can accomplish with a tiny satellite.
The Google Lunar X Prize?s Race to ...

The Google Lunar X Prize?s Race to the Moon Is Over. Nobody Won.

None of the remaining competitors for the $20 million award will be able to get off the ground by March 31, a deadline that had already been extended multiple times.
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