Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Science

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New research confirms the link between drought and violence

In times when the land is parched, we see crops wither in the sun, commodity prices skyrocket, and local economies destabilize. For these reasons,...
Lunar space stations like this could be in orbit around the moon

The US and Russia plan to build a space station orbiting the moon

The US and Russia are teaming up to build a lunar outpost that will orbit the moon. Dubbed the Deep Space Gateway, the space...
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Study finds a lack of sleep can turn us into risk seekers

If you’re not putting in enough hours of sleep at night, a new study just added another harmful health effect that should convince you...
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Last minute ways to view Monday’s Solar Eclipse

America’s total solar eclipse is fast approaching on August 21st and you still haven't bought your eclipse glasses. Don't panic, there's still time for...
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Emissions on track to warm up Earth over 2 degrees by 2100, says two...

Until just two months ago, the U.S. joined most of the rest of the world in an agreement to cut carbon emissions so that...
Cripsr gene editing puzzle

Scientists edit genes of human embryos for first time in US

A research team in Portland, Oregon just broke new ground and became the first scientists in the U.S. to edit genes of human embryos....
3d printed artificial heart

Researchers print a 3d soft artificial heart, heartbeat included

This is one artificial heart that actually looks and functions like the real thing. Doctoral students at ETH Zürich just created a completely soft...
Massive rift in Larsen C of Antartica

Massive iceberg has split off from Antarctica

For years, a deep-running chasm rippled across the snow-white horizon of Antarctica’s Larsen C ice shelf and signaled an impending and massive break-off of...
View of Jupiter from outer space

What we’ve learned in Juno’s year orbiting Jupiter

July 4th marked the one year anniversary of Juno’s orbit around the planet Jupiter. With about 71 million miles (114.5 million kilometers) logged circling...
electron micrograph of multiple bacteriophages attached to a bacterial cell wall. The magnification is approximately 200,000

Scientists use CRISPR modified viruses to combat bacterial disease

Antibiotic-resistant infections are on the rise worldwide. But intriguing new research is using modified viruses to combat bacterial disease. Scientists have created viruses engineered...

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Facebook now uses a selfie to prove your identity

The next time Facebook notices suspicious activity on your account, they could be asking you to verify your identity via selfie. The social media...
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New study shows that learning a second language as a young child has huge...

Learning a second language can have benefits for our brain that go far beyond language itself. And when it comes to young children, research...
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Google now shows wait times for sit down restaurants and soon grocery stores

Google has once again improved the live search results returned for businesses. Last year Google added the ability to do real time crowd tracking....

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