NASA to conduct corona science during March 2016 total solar eclipse

NASA to conduct corona science during March 2016 total solar eclipse

Lola Gayle, STEAM Register We won’t all get to witness this week’s total solar eclipse in person, but NASA scientists are ready for it. They will be in Indonesia on the morning of March 9, 2016 (local time), anxiously awaiting the start of totality. During that time, they will capture 59 several-second exposures of the […]

Climate scientist asking Obama to prosecute skeptics, bilked millions from taxpayers

Climate scientist asking Obama to prosecute skeptics, bilked millions from taxpayers

The main climate scientist behind a letter asking President Barack Obama to prosecute those who question global warming may have been cheating taxpayers by illegally “double-dipping” – he was paying himself and his wife millions of dollars while running a taxpayer-funded research group while collecting a paycheck from his state-funded academic job. “Since 2001, as […]

The changing shape of the Van Allen Belts

The changing shape of the Van Allen Belts

Findings could impact how we protect technology in space DOE/Los Alamos National Laboratory The shape of the two electron swarms 600 miles to more than 25,000 miles from the Earth’s surface, known as the Van Allen Belts, could be quite different than has been believed for decades, according to a new study of data from […]

What if ordinary skin cells could kill cancer?

What if ordinary skin cells could kill cancer?

Dr. Shinya Yamanaka won a Nobel Prize for his work with induced pluripotent stem cells. Based on that singular research, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill pharmacy scientists have transformed ordinary skin cells into cancer-hunting stem cells that are able to destroy glioblastoma. The UNC team say their experimental medical research may someday provide […]

Stone-age massacre offers earliest evidence of human warfare

Stone-age massacre offers earliest evidence of human warfare

From The Guardian Some 10,000 years ago a woman in the last stages of pregnancy met a terrible death, trussed like a captive animal and dumped into shallow water at the edge of a Kenyan lagoon. She died with at least 27 members of her tribe, all equally brutally murdered, in the earliest evidence of […]

How ‘Victor/Victoria’ mosquitoes can help cure Zika

How ‘Victor/Victoria’ mosquitoes can help cure Zika

By Lila Abassi / ACSH The success of battling mosquito-borne viral invaders such as Zika, Dengue and Chikungunya may rest in the hands of two American researchers. According to a paper published in the journal Trends in Parasitology, Zach Adelman and Zhijan Tu, from the Departments of Entymology and Biochemistry at Virginia Tech, have devised a technique […]

Mass grave reveals prehistoric warfare in ancient European farming community

Mass grave reveals prehistoric warfare in ancient European farming community

From The Guardian “This must have been what they had to do for violence before we had guns.” ED The chance discovery of a mass grave crammed with the battered skeletons of ancient Europeans has shed light on the lethal violence that tore through one of the continent’s earliest farming communities. In 2006, archaeologists were called in […]

Mayo Clinic in Arizona opens lung transplant program

Mayo Clinic in Arizona opens lung transplant program

By SoAzNewsX Mayo Clinic in Arizona has opened its lung transplant program and has completed two lung transplants, a milestone that now completes Mayo’s comprehensive solid organ transplant program, with ability to provide heart, kidney, pancreas, liver and now lung transplants. Mayo received approval by the United Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS) to launch a […]

Supreme Court blocks Obama’s prime climate regulations

Supreme Court blocks Obama’s prime climate regulations

By H. Sterling Burnett / Heartland Institute Legal efforts by 27 states and dozens of business, labor, consumer, and public-interest groups bore fruit when the U.S. Supreme Court stayed the Obama administration’s Clean Power Plan (CPP) while the case wends its way through the courts. The Court’s February 9 ruling overturned a DC Court of […]

Scientists discover hidden galaxies behind the Milky Way

Scientists discover hidden galaxies behind the Milky Way

From Science Daily Hundreds of hidden nearby galaxies have been studied for the first time, shedding light on a mysterious gravitational anomaly dubbed the Great Attractor. Despite being just 250 million light years from Earth–very close in astronomical terms–the new galaxies had been hidden from view until now by our own galaxy, the Milky Way. […]

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