YouTube's women of STEM make learning about science fun
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Want to learn more about STEM? Head to these YouTube channels.
Honest Liars: Dishonest Leaders May Be Perceived as Authentic
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Donald Trump’s election suggests supporters view an outsider’s lies as symbolic protests against the establishment
The art and science of being on hold
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Not content to let customers sit back and enjoy some light jazz, companies have turned hold music into a marketing exercise.
Neil DeGrasse Tyson Suggests A Better Alternative To Trump's Space Force
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Tyson thinks a "Truth Force" to defend against enemies of accurate information is more of a priority.
Contact lenses don't belong in your toilet
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U.S. users don’t really think about where their contact lenses go after they pop them out—and that’s a heavy problem, both on land and in the water.
Ghostly antineutrinos could help ferret out nuclear tests
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Antineutrino detectors could one day help reveal stealthy nuclear blasts.
Paul Allen's space firm details plans for rockets, cargo vehicle
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The space company of billionaire Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen on Monday unveiled details of medium-lift rockets and a reusable space cargo plane it is developing, injecting more competition into the lucrative launch services market.
NASA Planetary Science Program Remains on Track, Report Finds
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NASA has met or exceeded many of the goals set by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine in the 2013-2022 planetary decadal survey, according to a new midterm assessment.
Beavers Made America Great, a New Book Explains
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Castor canadensis constructed a continent
Perspective | Survey says: Science, and government scientists, suffer under Trump
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Responses from 4,200 scientists in 16 agencies present an alarming record of ?studies cancelled, public-facing information altered or removed from websites, and scientists coming under political pressure.?
Here's Why You Should Never Flush Your Contact Lenses Down The Toilet
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Researchers estimate that billions of lenses are flushed each year in the U.S. -- and fragments of them might be ending up in our oceans.
New York City Just Took Historic Step Toward Cutting Its Top Source Of Climate Pollution
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Legislation announced Monday focuses on big buildings, and it could set a new standard for cities around the world.
Ancient Burial Pits Reveal Sophisticated Rituals
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Hundreds of bodies were packed tightly in carved out bedrock, marked by pillars, a sign of organized “monumentality” by some of East Africa’s earliest herders.
Pass the salt: Study finds average consumption safe for heart health
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More evidence the public health nannies have been lying to us for decades.
Your Spit Might Help You Learn to Eat Your Greens
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When people were repeatedly exposed to bitter compounds in a study, their saliva changed to produce proteins that rendered those flavors more palatable.
Citizen science: Water-testing blitz in Cape Tormentine area | CBC News
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The Sackville-based non-profit group EOS Eco-Energy is hosting a citizen science water-sampling blitz Saturday in the southeastern corner of New Brunswick.
How Do We Measure the Distance to a Star?
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The answer lies in the tiny shifts we see in a star's position as Earth revolves around the sun.
Russia says will not deploy arms in space first: Ifax
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Russia does not plan to put weapons in space first and considers this to be an important signal that Washington should not ignore, Russia's Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov was quoted as saying by the Interfax news agency on Monday.
Bat Man
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How does the brain know where it is? Nachum Ulanovsky hopes his flying friends can help him find the answer
Contact Lenses Are a Surprising Source of Pollution
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Wastewater contains billions of lenses, which eventually make their way into the environment
Water-World Exoplanets Are Common in Milky Way Galaxy, Astronomers Say | Astronomy | Sci-News.com
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A research team led by Harvard University astronomer Li Zeng has shown that water is likely to be a major component of extrasolar planets which are between 2 to 4 times the size of Earth. The scientists presented their results August 17 at the Goldschmidt 2018 conference in Boston, Massachusetts.
Landslide update from the Sports Center fire road
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Ten years ago, I took my first walk on the fire road above the North Oakland Regional Sports Center (Caldecott Field), where I saw fit to document an incipient landslide there. In June, standing on Skyline Boulevard, I noticed that the site was shrouded in black plastic, a surefire sign of a landslide. Passing by?
Four honored with School of Science teaching prizes
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Moitra, O?Gorman, Perez, and Minicozzi were nominated by students and colleagues for demonstrating excellence in instruction.
Sweltering Summers Linked to Rapidly Warming Arctic
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Rising polar temperatures may be changing summer weather patterns
Miniature Brains of Bees and Wasps Recognize Faces | Biology | Sci-News.com
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Humans have a remarkable ability to detect and visually identify conspecifics on the basis of their faces, which is a crucial capacity in social interactions. A new study shows that two insect species with relatively small brains of less than a million neurons -- the honeybee (Apis mellifera) and the European wasp (Vespula vulgaris) -- use visual processing mechanisms that are similar to humans’.
Could Saliva Influence What We Like to Eat? | Nutrition, Physiology | Sci-News.com
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Saliva is necessary for digestion. It lubricates the throat to make swallowing easier and contains chemicals that break down food. It also assists with oral hygiene as it helps break down plaque. But Purdue University researcher Cordelia Running has now found that saliva may have another role: salivary proteins could be part of a feedback loop that influences how food tastes to people -- and by extension, what foods they’re willing to eat.
Lemurs in Crisis: 105 Species Now Threatened with Extinction
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At least 95 percent of Madagascar’s beloved primates are now at risk, conservationists warn
How the Great American Solar Eclipse Sparked Nationwide Interest in Science
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The Great American Solar Eclipse ignited exceptional interest in science among the U.S. public, according to one new study.
An illustrated women?s wear code from the 1920s
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In the 1920s, a textiles expert developed a code for transmitting information about clothing by telegram. He even received a patent for this invention.
The Bat Man: Neuroscience on the Fly
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How does the brain know where it is? Nachum Ulanovsky hopes his flying friends can help him find the answer
Science Says: Hotter Weather Turbocharges US West Wildfires
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As temperatures rise in the U.S. West, so do the flames.
Scientists Reverse Congenital Blindness in Mice | Medicine | Sci-News.com
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A team of scientists led by the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai has successfully reversed congenital blindness in mice by changing supportive cells in the retina called Müller glia into rod photoreceptors. The findings, published in the journal Nature, advance efforts toward regenerative therapies for blinding diseases such as age-related macular degeneration and retinitis pigmentosa.
How Do We Measure the Distance to Stars?
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The answer lies in the tiny shifts we see in a star's position as Earth revolves around the sun.
Difference Between Data Science, Data Analytics, and Machine Learning - DZone Big Data
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A discussion of the differences between three major data-based fields, data science, data analytics, and machine learning, and how all are tied to big data.
The 18 cent piece - Decision Science News
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WHAT SET OF COINS MINIMIZES THE AVERAGE NUMBER OF COINS NEEDED TO MAKE CHANGE? We draw your attention to the cleverly-titled article What This Country Needs is an 18 Cent Piece. It?s a piece of recreational mathematics that asks the question ?what set of coins minimizes the average number of coins needed to make change?? ?
Sweden calls for nuclear reactors to be shielded from hot weather
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Sweden's nuclear energy regulator SSM has asked plant operators to produce plans in the coming months to shield their reactors from harmful hot weather, its director told Reuters on Monday.
Ancient Americans Bred Symbolically Important Scarlet Macaws
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Genetic information from the bones of macaws found in abandoned pueblos suggests they were bred and distributed as a commodity. Christopher Intagliata reports.
Carnival of Space #575 - Universe Today
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Welcome to the 575th Carnival of Space! The Carnival is a community of space science and astronomy writers and bloggers, who submit their best work each week for your benefit. We have a fantastic double-feature roundup today, so now, on to these two week?s worth of stories! The Atlantic An Asteroid named Aretha Universe Today: ?
Wow? AAAS calls EPA science transparency rule ?insidious?, ?dangerous? and ?an affront to science and scientists?
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With your $150 (or more), the American Association for the Advancement (sic) of Science will fight for secret science at EPA.