Is ‘grand illusion’ about Grand Canyon on verge of being exposed?

Is ‘grand illusion’ about Grand Canyon on verge of being exposed?

A geologist is suing the National Park Service and its operations at Grand Canyon National Park because officials there refused him permission to do ordinary research due to his “Christian faith and scientific viewpoints informed by his Christian faith.” Andrew Snelling, who works with Answers in Genesis The case was brought by the Alliance Defending […]

Nanodots are the strongest magnets on Earth and so much fun

Nanodots are the strongest magnets on Earth and so much fun

These precision-milled spheres let you procrastinate with atomic modeling. Nanodots are some of the strongest magnets known to man. Made from a special neodymium alloy, they can lift 1,000 times their own weight. This is probably the coolest desk toy ever. Stack Commerce They may look like simple ball bearings, but Nanodots are some of […]

Not much dust as Cassini flew through between Saturn and its rings

Not much dust as Cassini flew through between Saturn and its rings

What lies in the narrow gap between Saturn and its rings? According to new data from Cassini, the answer is — not much. NASA scientists are reporting that the Cassini spacecraft has encountered less dust than expected in this formerly unexplored region. This is great news for the mission’s engineers, who worried that even a […]

Alternate fasting may be just as good as counting calories

Alternate fasting may be just as good as counting calories

There are few four-letter words that can strike as much fear and dread in people as “diet.” For those who need to lose the most weight, dietitians may recommend calorie-restrictive diets; though they should work, in reality, they’re difficult to follow. However, a new study has found that alternate-fasting diets work just as well as […]

NASA is designing small away-from-home-ecosystems to make space exploration sustainable

NASA is designing small away-from-home-ecosystems to make space exploration sustainable

Researchers at NASA and the University of Arizona, Tucson will be working together to bring long-term sustainability to our space pioneers – one greenhouse at a time. The prototype greenhouse housed at the University of Arizona’s Controlled Environment Agriculture Center. Image credits University of Arizona Astronauts have already shown the world their green thumbs by […]

Former Obama official says bureaucrats manipulate climate stats to influence policy

Former Obama official says bureaucrats manipulate climate stats to influence policy

A former member of the Obama administration claims Washington D.C. often uses “misleading” news releases about climate data to influence public opinion. Former Energy Department Undersecretary Steven Koonin told The Wall Street Journal Monday that bureaucrats within former President Barack Obama’s administration spun scientific data to manipulate public opinion. “What you saw coming out of […]

25 surprising facts about autism to help you cope

25 surprising facts about autism to help you cope

Autism is rife with controversies related to its potential causes and treatments. The differences in opinion related to what the disorder is, and who it effects, have led to wrong information being circulated and a lot of confusion. Similar to other developmental disorders, autism starts from early childhood, and impairs the ability to communicate and […]

Nanosatellite built by Israeli high-schoolers blasts into space

Nanosatellite built by Israeli high-schoolers blasts into space

‘Duchifat-2,’ a joint venture by dozens of pupils from around the country, will study the lower thermosphere By Stuart Winer Participating high school students hold up the Duchifat-2 nanosatellite that was launched into space from the Kennedy Space Center, Cape Canaveral, Florida, April 18, 2017. (Israel Space Agency/Roi Greenberg) A tiny satellite built by Israeli […]

Atmosphere detected around an Earth-like planet

Atmosphere detected around an Earth-like planet

From Science Daily Astronomers have detected an atmosphere around the super-Earth planet GJ 1132b. This marks the first detection of an atmosphere around an Earth-like planet other than Earth itself, and thus is a significant step on the path towards the detection of life outside our Solar System. The team that made the discovery, led […]

Why don’t people care about those extra pounds?

Why don’t people care about those extra pounds?

America is packing on the pounds — and we’re OK with that. A study published last month indicates that while most of us have a few extra pounds (about 70 percent of the population is overweight, according to the CDC), few of us are trying to lose weight. Researchers believe the desire to be thin […]