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Periodic table's seventh row finally filled as four new elements are added - The Guardian
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BBC NewsPeriodic table's seventh row finally filled as four new elements are addedThe GuardianRyoji Noyori, former Riken president and Nobel laureate in chemistry said: “To scientists, this is of greater value than an Olympic gold medal”. The elements, which currently bear placeholder names, will be officially named by the teams that discovered ...Chemistry: Four elements added to periodic tableBBC NewsConfirmed discoveries of elements 113, 115, 117, and 118 fill the seventh row of the perio
One of the most basic tools of science just got changed in a major way
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Officials from the International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry (IUPAC) have confirmed the discovery of elements 113, 115, 117, and 118, announcing that there is now enough evidence to give them permanent places on the periodic table, which means they ...
Evidence suggests a ‘ninth planet’ at the edge of the solar system
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Astronomers at the California Institute of Technology announced Wednesday that they have found new evidence of a giant icy planet lurking in the darkness of our solar system far beyond the orbit of Pluto. They are calling it "Planet Nine."Read full article >>
Healthy Diet Helps 183-Year-Old Tortoise Feel Young Again - National Geographic
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National GeographicHealthy Diet Helps 183-Year-Old Tortoise Feel Young AgainNational GeographicJonathan, the world's oldest known animal, is regaining his health after eating more nutritious foods. Picture of ... And nobody knows that more than Jonathan, the 183-year-od Aldabra giant tortoise that's thought to be the oldest known living animal ...183-year-old giant tortoise gets new lease on life thanks to healthier dietFox Newsall 22 news articles
Prepare for a Celestial Spectacle as Five Planets Align
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For the first time in more than a decade, Mercury, Venus, Mars, Saturn and Jupiter will be simultaneously visible to the naked eye.
Vitamin C kills tumor cells with hard-to-treat mutation - Science Now
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Science NowVitamin C kills tumor cells with hard-to-treat mutationScience NowDecades ago the Nobel Prize–winning chemist was relegated to the fringes of medicine after championing the idea that vitamin C could combat a host of illnesses, including cancer. Now, a study published online today in Science reports that vitamin C can ...and more
Gravitational waves, Einstein's ripples in spacetime, spotted for first time - Science Magazine
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Science MagazineGravitational waves, Einstein's ripples in spacetime, spotted for first timeScience MagazineLong ago, deep in space, two massive black holes—the ultrastrong gravitational fields left behind by gigantic stars that collapsed to infinitesimal points—slowly drew together. The stellar ghosts spiraled ever closer, until, about 1.3 billion years ...Gravitational Waves Detected, Confirming Einstein's TheoryNew York TimesGravitational waves: it's impossible not to be thrilled
World tiger numbers show increase
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The estimated number of wild tigers in the world has risen for the first time in more than a century, say conservationists.
LSD's impact on the brain revealed in groundbreaking images - The Guardian
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The GuardianLSD's impact on the brain revealed in groundbreaking imagesThe GuardianThe profound impact of LSD on the brain has been laid bare by the first modern scans of people high on the drug. The images, taken from volunteers who agreed to take a trip in the name of science, have given researchers an unprecedented insight into ...New Views Of The Hallucinating BrainPopular ScienceBrain on LSD revealed: First scans show how the drug affects the brainScience DailyFor the first time ever, s
New elements added to periodic table
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Four chemical elements have been formally added to the periodic table, completing the scheme's seventh row.
No more Type I/II error confusion
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Type I and Type II errors are, respectively, when you allow a statistical test to convinces you of a false effect, and when you allow a statistical test to convince you to dismiss a true effect. Despite being fundamentally important concepts, they are terribly named. Who can ever remember which way around the two errors […]
London ethnically diverse from start
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A DNA study confirms London was an ethnically diverse city from its very beginnings, BBC News has learned.
How to (seriously) read a scientific paper - Science Magazine
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Science MagazineHow to (seriously) read a scientific paperScience MagazineAdam Ruben's tongue-in-cheek column about the common difficulties and frustrations of reading a scientific paper broadly resonated among Science Careers readers. Many of you have come to us asking for more (and more serious) advice on how to make
'Longest-ever' captured python dies
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A python estimated to be 8m (26ft) long has died three days after being captured on the Malaysian island of Penang, officials say.
Why do our cell's power plants have their own DNA? - Science Magazine
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Science MagazineWhy do our cell's power plants have their own DNA?Science MagazineA new study may have found an answer. Scientists think that mitochondria were once independent single-celled organisms until, more than a billion years ago, they were swallowed by larger cells. Instead of being digested, they settled down and developed ...and more
Ahmed Mohamed And Family Demand $15 Million In Damages And Apology From School District
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Ahmed Mohamed, a Muslim-American teenager from Irving, Texas, who was arrested after bringing a homemade clock to school, is demanding damages from the city and school district. Attorneys representing Ahmed are demanding
Ben Nevis gains a metre thanks to GPS
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Ben Nevis, Britain's tallest mountain, is re-measured by Ordnance Survey and is now officially put at 1,345m high - a metre taller than before.
Titanosaurs: the largest animals ever to walk the Earth - The Guardian
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The GuardianTitanosaurs: the largest animals ever to walk the EarthThe GuardianDescribing any new species can be a delicate subject, so introducing the largest dinosaur to both the scientific community and the wider world will be a huge task. Everyone wants their giant dinosaur to hold the title of “biggest” and, with multiple ...and more
Matter: Researchers Find Fish That Walks the Way Land Vertebrates Do
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In a cave in Thailand, scientists discovered a parallel to one of evolution’s signature events: the transition from sea to land.
New $50m Science Alive! building in Christchurch
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A new $50 million international science centre will be developed on central Christchurch's Durham St law courts site. Not-for-profit science and technology centre Science Alive! announced today it would be buying the property and buildings from Ngai Tahu ...
What we’re doing to the Earth has no parallel in 66 million years, scientists say
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This story has been updated. If you dig deep enough into the Earth’s climate change archives, you hear about the Palaeocene-Eocene Thermal Maximum, or PETM. And then you get scared. This is a time period, about 56 million years ago, when something ...
Animals more capable of empathy than previously thought, study finds
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it was found that blocking oxytocin did stop the animals from consoling each other, but did not effect their self-grooming behavior. Their report, published this week by the American Association for the Advancement of Science, said: "Many complex human ...
A Jewel in Syria Where ‘Ruins Have Been Ruined’ by ISIS
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A Times photographer traveled to Palmyra, Syria, to see what remained of its archaeological treasures after almost a year of Islamic State control.
Video captures rare glimpse of ‘El Jefe’, perhaps the only remaining wild jaguar in the U.S.
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XKCD comics will soon be featured in high school science and engineering textbooks - ScienceAlert
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XKCD comics will soon be featured in high school science and engineering textbooksScienceAlertPublishing giants Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (HMH) announced on Tuesday that they'll be incorporating XKCD into the 2017 editions of their chemistry, biology, and physics textbooks, which will be published over the summer. And it's got us pretty damn
Scientists create largest map of brain connections to date - Science Magazine
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Science MagazineScientists create largest map of brain connections to dateScience MagazineThis tangle of wiry filaments is not a bird's nest or a root system. Instead, it's the largest map to date of the connections between brain cells—in this case, about 200 from a mouse's visual cortex. To map the roughly 1300 connections, or synapses ...
U.S. clears genetically modified salmon for human consumption
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CHICAGO (Reuters) - U.S. health regulators on Thursday cleared the way for a type of genetically engineered Atlantic salmon to be farmed for human consumption - the first such approval for an animal whose DNA has been scientifically modified.
Skywriting Spells Out 'Trump Is Disgusting' In Super-Obvious Statement
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Revelers attending the Rose Parade in Pasadena, California, got a special treat when a message in the clouds reminded everyone that Donald Trump is the worst. America is great. Trump is disgusting. Anybody but Trump. #roseparade2016 pic.twitter.com/bXBJx1oZ9K— Amanda Tendler (@loveyoubyebye) January 1, 2016 "America is great! Trump is disgusting. Anybody but Trump" the skywriting read, referring to the 2016 GOP presidential front-runner. Witnesses on Twitter said five or six planes appe
Basics: Parrots Are a Lot More Than ‘Pretty Bird’
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Out of the cage, they speak their own language, make tools, and wreak havoc on plants and researchers’ efforts alike.
Kate Mulgrew Actually Studied Physics To Understand Captain Janeway's Dialogue - io9
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io9Kate Mulgrew Actually Studied Physics To Understand Captain Janeway's Dialogueio9I had to study physics — on a very fundamental level, mind you — but I understood enough so that I could endow the words, endow the language with meaning. Added Mulgrew, “Trekkies are like hawks. They see everything. They know if you're making it up.
On Fifth Try, Mission Accomplished for SpaceX Booster Rocket
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While a capsule carrying NASA cargo continued into orbit, its rocket turned around and successfully landed on a floating platform off Florida.
Florida Senate panel approves school, sports choice bill
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A Florida Senate education panel approved a bill Monday that would give parents the opportunity to pick any school in the state for their child, whether for academic or athletic reasons. The bill (and several other "school choice" proposals) worry some educators and coaches, who fear it will complicate...
On Nature: Why Do We Feed Wild Animals?
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Millions of people all over the world set out food for wild animals. Is it for them or for us?
In Praise of Lab-Grown Meat
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Lab-grown meat now seems inevitable, although it is still hard to predict exactly how long it will take to become a popular consumer item. Here is a quick overview of what this is, and its potential to improve our food supply. Lab grown meat involves taking muscle stem cells from animals, like pigs, chickens, or […]
Einstein was wrong: 'Spooky' quantum entanglement is real
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Eighty years after Einstein dismissed the idea of quantum entanglement as "spooky", Dutch scientists say they have proved the effect is real.
5 Reasons You Should Be Part of Gumball 3000
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What started out as a British entrepreneur’s exclusive road trip adventures for famous friends has evolved into a celebrity motor... The post 5 Reasons You Should Be Part of Gumball 3000 appeared first on Lifehack.
Chemistry: Four elements added to periodic table
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Four chemical elements have been formally added to the periodic table, completing the scheme's seventh row. They are the first to be included in the table since 2011, when elements 114 and 116 were added. The first true iteration of the table was produced ...
The Iceman had a tummy bug - Science /AAAS
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Science /AAASThe Iceman had a tummy bugScience /AAASIn 12 biopsies of his remarkably well-preserved gut tissue (and stomach contents), they were able to isolate enough bacterial DNA to sequence the genome of H. pylori to relatively high resolution, as they report online today in Science. When they ...Iceman's Stomach Bug Gives Clues To Humans' Spread Into EuropePopular ScienceÖtzi the Iceman's Stomach Bacteria Offers Clues on Human MigrationNew York TimesOetzi the Iceman had a stomac
Why a new physics theory could rewrite the textbooks
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Scientists are closer to changing everything we know about one of the basic building blocks of the universe, according to an international group of physics experts involving the University of Adelaide.
Gates Joins Big Wigs in Paris to Push Clean Energy Initiative - Scientific American
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Scientific AmericanGates Joins Big Wigs in Paris to Push Clean Energy InitiativeScientific AmericanGates was in Paris to push his latest bit of entrepreneurial philanthropy: the Breakthrough Energy Coalition, an informal club of 28 private investors from around the world, including several hedge fund billionaires who have agreed to follow his lead ...Bill Gates Creates Multi Billion Dollar Fund for Clean EnergyChinatopixBill Gates has teamed up with Mark Zuckerberg to form multi-billion-dollar .