Science

  • Watch a 1,000-Foot-High Wave Move Across the Ocean

    Right now, two research vessels carrying some 40 marine scientists are battling stormy conditions in the Tasman Sea to learn more about gigantic subsurface waves—some 1,000 feet high—that are critical to both ocean health and accurate climate modeling. These internal ocean waves form, move, and…

    Takepart.com
  • Widely Used Drugs Tied to Greater Dementia Risk for Seniors

    People over age 65 who frequently take over-the-counter sleep aids and certain other commonly used drugs may be increasing their risk of dementia, new findings show. In the study, the researchers looked at drugs that have "anticholinergic effects," meaning they block a neurotransmittercalled…

    LiveScience.com
  • NASA Just Released The Best Images Of A Dwarf Planet We've Ever Seen

    NASA's Dawn Spacecraft will be the first time...

    Business Insider
  • This spider combs its tiny silk threads to make them extra sticky

    Instead of spinning "thick" silk threads (in this case, thick means several micrometers), the garden center spider can spin tiny nano-scale threads that are also extremely sticky. This is particularly useful when catching prey, but until recently researchers didn't now how the spider managed to…

    The Verge
  • Huntington acquires Louis Pasteur's notes on brewing beer

    SAN MARINO, Calif. (AP) — People interested in what kind of beer the guy who invented pasteurization kicked back with after work will want to pay a visit to San Marino's Huntington Library.

    Associated Press
  • Naturalist Attenborough fancies the lowly slug - for sex appeal

    By Holly Rubenstein LONDON (Reuters) - David Attenborough has seen many of nature's most spectacular creatures in his 60 years of making television documentaries, but he says one of his favorites is the lowly, and in his view sexy, slug. "Slugs are amazing," Attenborough, 88, told Reuters at a…

    Reuters
  • Bio-AMD, Inc. Agreement with Sysmex & General Update

    LONDON, ENGLAND / ACCESSWIRE / January 27, 2015 / Bio-AMD, Inc. and Bio Alternative Medical Devices Ltd., our majority owned medical devices subsidiary (together "Bio-AMD", "We" or ...

    Accesswire
  • Organize Price-Band Relationships In Bollinger Bands®

    Bollinger Bands have become an enormously popular market tool since the 1990s but most traders fail to tap its true potential.

    Investopedia
  • Ring System 200 Times the Size of Saturn's Discovered

    A ring system circling a young giant planet about 430 light years from Earth is 200 times the size of Saturn's rings, scientists have discovered. WSJ's Monika Auger reports. Photo: Ron Miller

    WSJ Live
  • Microsoft Courts Data Scientists with Revolution Analytics Buy

    Capitalizing on the Big Data gold rush is the big driver behind Microsoft’s acquisition of Revolution Analytics, a company that supports an open source programming language popular with data scientists....

    The Wall Street Journal
  • Sugary Drinks Linked with Earlier Menstruation in Girls

    Girls who drink a lot of soda and other sugary drinks may get their first menstrual periods earlier than girls who don't often consume these drinks, a new study suggests. Girls who drank more than 1.5 servings of sugary drinks daily started their menstrual periods nearly three months earlier than…

    LiveScience.com
  • Google Lunar XPrize Milestone Awards Announced

    Andrew Barton, director of technical operations, Google Lunar XPrize contributed this article to Space.com's Expert Voices: Op-Ed & Insights. Astrobotic, Hakuto, Moon Express, Part-Time Scientists and Team Indus have spent the past year putting their hardware and software through a series of…

    SPACE.com
  • County suspends home purchase program over lava concerns

    HILO, Hawaii (AP) — Uncertainty over a lava flow in a mostly agricultural region of Hawaii's Big Island has prompted officials to put a hold on a program that allows a county agency to buy homes near a geothermal power plant.

    Associated Press
  • Local vendors, not supermarkets, key to Africa food security: TRFN

    By Chris Arsenault ROME (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Traditional markets sell more than 85 percent of the food consumed in sub-Saharan Africa, and rather than replacing them with Western-style supermarkets, governments should train local vendors to improve food safety, researchers say. Contrary…

    Reuters
  • Near-Earth Asteroid Has Its Own Little Moon

    It's not terribly often we get a visiting asteroid that comes close enough for people on Earth to see it with a strong set of binoculars. That's what happened on January 26th when asteroid 2004 BL86 swooped through our space neighborhood. Scientists and amateur astronomers alike had their eyes on…

    Wochit
  • My BRCA Journey: Why Fear of Information Imperils Genetic Testing

    The world breaks down into two camps, my genetic counselor said: people who want information, and people who don't. I've been writing about gene testing and genomics for a long time, but as I navigated my own recent journey in genetic testing, I learned why that divide will probably remain the…

    Huffington Post
  • Scientists Finally Invent an Espresso Cup Suitable for Space

    Scientists may have found a way to get astronauts really good coffee in space, but what's the point of a zero-gravity certified espresso machine if there's no good cup to drink it out of? Wired writes that researchers at Portland State University spent the past year creating an espresso cup…

    Eater
  • Snowflakes look radically different under an electron microscope

    Scientists have put snow under an electron microscope, and the results are stunning.

    Vox.com
  • Rubio New Subcommittee Chair

    Dear Senator Marco Rubio,So, you are thinking of running for President? You recently became chair of the Senate Subcommittee that oversees our national interests, mission, and investments in the ocean, atmosphere, fisheries, and the Coast Guard. It is time to show leadership, to prove that you can…

    Huffington Post