Science

  • NASA Satellite Sees Tropical Storm Marie from Space (Photo)

    A NASA satellite has captured the once-mighty Hurricane Marie losing steam over the cool waters of the eastern Pacific Ocean. NASA's GOES-West satellite snapped a photo of Marie at 11:00 a.m. EDT (1500 GMT) Thursday (Aug. 28), the same day the maelstrom was downgraded from a hurricane to a tropical…

    SPACE.com
  • 5 Apps For A Perfect Labor Day Weekend

    Whether your plans take you on the road, to a beach or just hanging out at home, check out these five apps that will help you make the most of the extended weekend.

    ABC News
  • Germany's Bayer to launch three new Xarelto trials

    Germany's Bayer unveiled plans to launch three new studies to expand the uses of its anti-clotting drug Xarelto, one of its top five new medicines. Xarelto, which competes with the Eliquis pill developed by Bristol-Myers Squibb and Pfizer in stroke prevention, reached sales of $1.7 billion in the…

    Reuters
  • Iceland says eruption over, lifts all airspace restrictions

    By Robert Robertsson and Simon Johnson REYKJAVIK/STOCKHOLM (Reuters) - Iceland said a small volcanic eruption in the Bardarbunga volcano system that started in the early hours of Friday had stopped and it had lifted all airspace restrictions. Earlier in the day the Icelandic Meteorological Office…

    Reuters
  • BioCryst expects to begin Ebola study in weeks

    (Reuters) - BioCryst Pharmaceuticals Inc said it expects to initiate a study within weeks to test its antiviral in primates for use against Ebola infections The biotechnology company's stock was up about 5.4 percent in premarket trading after it also said it had received an additional $2.4 million…

    Reuters
  • ISS Astronauts Baffled By Strange 'Spikes' Spotted In Siberia

    Astronauts looking down on Earth from the International Space Station in June were left scratching their heads when they spotted a “strange pattern of spikes" crossing Siberia's Kulunda Steppe. The astronauts were so puzzled that they called down to Houston to ask for an explanation, according to…

    Huffington Post
  • 1 in 10 Packaged Foods Has Trans Fat

    People may be consuming more trans fat than they think, as a result of misleading food labels, according to a study from the New York Department of Health and Mental Hygiene.      Researchers examined 4,340 top-selling packaged foodsand found that 9 percent contained partially hydrogenated oils,…

    LiveScience.com
  • Scientists say Southwestern U.S. now faces 50 percent chance of decades-long 'megadrought'

    Scientists warn in a new study that there is a 50 percent chance of a 30-year "megadrought" suffocating the Southwest, reports the Los Angeles Times. Geological Survey will be published in the American Meteorological Society's Journal of Climate next month. Scientists used climate model projections…

    The Week (RSS)
  • David Bowie and Quantum Mechanics

    A British physicist and TV personality ponders the meaning of David Bowie's 'Life on Mars?'

    The Wall Street Journal
  • Sesame catching on in southeast US

    LAKE CITY, Ark. (AP) — Sesame is gaining a foothold in parts of the southeast United States, where cotton has long been king, as farmers take advantage of its drought tolerance and a recently developed trait that lets them bring it in with typical ag equipment.

    Associated Press
  • Boston Scientific nerve device no help in heart failure study

    By Ben Hirschler BARCELONA (Reuters) - A Boston Scientific device that stimulates the vagus nerve – a superhighway connecting the brain to the rest of the body - failed to help patients with heart failure in a mid-stage clinical trial. Vagus nerve stimulation (VNS), which involves delivering mild…

    Reuters
  • ​Remembering Space Shuttle Discovery, 30 years later

    Discovery blasted the American space program to new heights and revived American the space program more than once

    CBS News
  • Humanity's Longest-Lasting Legacy: Miles of Holes

    People have changed the planet so dramatically that some geologists think the Earth has entered a new phase in its geological timeline, named the "Anthropocene." But what about the marks humans are leaving deep underground? "Because it's not in our immediate living environment, it doesn't seem as…

    LiveScience.com
  • Freaky Physics Experiment May Prove Our Universe Is A Two-Dimensional Hologram

    Everyone knows the universe exists in three dimensions, right? Maybe not. For some time now serious physicists have been pondering the seemingly absurd possibility that three-dimensional space is merely an illusion--and that we actually live in a two-dimensional "hologram."And now scientists at the…

    Huffington Post
  • New Novartis drug may upend heart failure treatment

    By Ben Hirschler BARCELONA (Reuters) - A new medicine from Novartis could replace drugs that have been central to treating heart failure for a quarter of century, after proving remarkably effective in reducing deaths in a keenly awaited study. “Given the survival advantage of LCZ696 over currently…

    Reuters
  • Labor Day Weekend Stargazing: See Moon, Mars and Saturn Meet Up

    The yellowish-white object to the moon's right is the planet Saturn, while the one below and slightly to the moon's left is Mars. In April, Mars was 57.6 million miles (92.7 million kilometers) away from Earth, the Red Planet's closest pass with Earth for the year.

    SPACE.com
  • Watch NASA's 3D-printed rocket part survive a 6,000 degree test-firing

    Using a technology known as "selective laser melting," NASA was able to create a rocket injector — the part that shoots fuel into a rocket engine — out of just two separate components, instead of the 163 that were required using traditional manufacturing techniques. So far, NASA's tests of its…

    The Verge
  • Families bring their bacteria with them wherever they go, study finds

    Millions of bacteria populate the home and in light of mounting evidence that some may actually play an important role in keeping us healthy, researchers are aiming to learn more about them. A collaboration of the US Department of Energy's Argonne National Laboratory and the University of Chicago,…

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