Science

  • Sudden Infant Deaths Linked to Elevation

    Babies who live at high elevations, those above 8,000 feet (2,438 meters), may face a slightly increased risk of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome, or SIDS, new research finds. "The absolute risk [of SIDS] remains very low, and … this is in no way a call to abandon residence [in] or visits to…

    LiveScience.com
  • Penguin film director gives climate warning in Cannes closer

    By Michael Roddy CANNES, France (Reuters) - The French director who charmed the world and won an Oscar with his 2005 documentary "March of the Penguins" will close the Cannes festival on a sombre note with a film about global warming that says not only the penguins should be worried. Luc Jacquet's…

    Reuters
  • John Nash, wife, 'A Beautiful Mind' inspiration, die in NJ

    TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — John Forbes Nash Jr., a mathematical genius whose struggle with schizophrenia was chronicled in the 2001 movie "A Beautiful Mind," has died along with his wife in a car crash on the New Jersey Turnpike. He was 86.

    Associated Press
  • Memorial Day Meals: Expert Tips for Packing a Healthy Picnic

    Memorial Day is considered the unofficial start of summer and perhaps the unofficial start of the outdoor eating season. Picnics are appealing, especially to people in colder climates who don't get many chances to eat outside in nice weather and enjoy a slow, relaxing meal, and they could also…

    LiveScience.com
  • This is what an astronaut sees during an aborted spaceflight

    Yesterday, SpaceX released footage of a May 6th pad abort test for its Crew Dragon spacecraft. SpaceX was testing the process of ejecting crew members from the spacecraft if anything were to go wrong during takeoff. Following the launch, SpaceX said the test was a success.

    The Verge
  • Hawaii groups plant coconut trees, protest against Monsanto

    HONOLULU (AP) — Demonstrators spent Saturday planting coconut trees and waving signs in rallies across the Hawaiian Islands as part of an international day of protests against agriculture business Monsanto.

    Associated Press
  • What Happens in Your Brain and Body When You Witness Human Kindness

    They observed increased activity in both systems when the participants viewed the moral-elevation videos, but the funny clip didn’t activate either nervous system.

    Yahoo Health
  • See Jupiter and the Moon in Night Sky Spectacle Tonight

    There, about half way up from the south-southwest horizon to the overhead point, you’ll see an eye-catching sight for the Memorial Day weekend: Jupiter and the moon in a celestial display. Tonight, a rather wide crescent moon, 34-percent illuminated will be visible against the darkening sky and…

    SPACE.com
  • How Does Salmonella Get into Sushi?

    Raw tuna is the suspected source of a new outbreak of Salmonella, but how does tuna become contaminated with the bacteria in the first place? Experts say that the Salmonella probably wasn't living on the fish itself, but rather the tuna became contaminated at some point when the food was being…

    LiveScience.com
  • Human gene sequencing gets an official yardstick

    Gene sequencing, once a rare feat, is pretty common these days... but how do you know that your DNA data is up to snuff? As of now, there's an easy way to find out. The National Institute of Standards ...

    Engadget
  • Study: High altitude may boost babies' risks for SIDS deaths

    CHICAGO (AP) — Lofty living may make babies vulnerable to sudden infant death syndrome, according to a Colorado study that found higher risks above 8,000 feet (2,400 meters).

    Associated Press
  • Record-Breaking Energy Unleashed in Largest Atom Smasher

    The world's largest atom smasher is really cranking now: Protons zipped around the giant underground ring at near light-speed and collided head on, releasing record-breaking energies. The beauty of the fallout from these powerful particle smash-ups can be seen in images released yesterday (May 21)…

    LiveScience.com
  • Separating earthquake fact from fiction in 'San Andreas'

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — The San Andreas Fault awakens, unleashing back-to-back jolts that leave a trail of misery from Los Angeles to San Francisco. Skyscrapers crumble. Fires erupt. The letters of the Hollywood sign topple. Tsunami waves swamp the Golden Gate Bridge.

    Associated Press
  • Consolidation in seed industry could pressure DuPont Pioneer

    Monsanto and Syngenta posted combined sales of about $31 billion in recent years.

    USA TODAY
  • Colorado city going dark this weekend to help stargazers

    TELLURIDE, Colo. (AP) — Telluride residents were asked to turn out the lights on Saturday night and early Sunday to help stargazers see the night sky free of light pollution.

    Associated Press
  • Watch astronauts dock with the International Space Station

    The space agency has released a video documenting the Russian Soyuz capsule as it docked with the International Space Station on March 27th. According to Time, the video shows the last 15 minutes of the docking procedure.

    The Verge
  • German grandmother gives birth to quadruplets at age 65

    A 65-year-old German grandmother gave birth to quadruplets at a Berlin hospital this week, with the three boys and a girl born prematurely at 26 weeks being in good health and having a good chance of survival, German TV network RTL reported on Saturday. The network, which had covered the pregnancy,…

    Reuters
  • U.S. Air Force Prepares to Send SpaceX Stock Into Orbit

    It's time to start the countdown to USAF "certification."

    Motley Fool