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Researchers Explore a Cancer Paradox

Researchers Explore a Cancer Paradox

It was possible, the scientists knew, that skin was peculiar. Maybe inside the body, away from the onslaught of ultraviolet rays, were healthy cells that didn’t carry these key mutations. To find out, the researchers decided to study cells of the esophagus. The team gathered tissue samples from nine healthy organ donors who had died, […]

Important ontological spoiler from Stephen Hawking

Important ontological spoiler from Stephen Hawking

Not to be more of a downer in these already downer times, but the late Stephen Hawking said there is “no possibility” of God in our universe. In other words, we’re on our own, and we only have ourselves to blame for atrocities like this and this and this. In Hawking’s final book, Brief Answers to Big Questions, […]

Deadly disease detected in MN deer herd

Deadly disease detected in MN deer herd

ST. PAUL, Minn. (Valley News Live) – A disease that kills deer has been confirmed for the first time in Minnesota. The Minnesota Board of Animal Health announced Wednesday the first cases of Epizootic Hemorrhagic Disease (EHD) in Minnesota deer. saying six of seven animals in a small herd of captive white-tailed deer in Goodhue […]

Scientists caught an Antarctic ice shelf singing a strange tune

Scientists caught an Antarctic ice shelf singing a strange tune

Antarctica is honestly kind of creepy. It’s leaking from the inside; it loves to ooze some bloody liquids out into the ocean like some gargantuan stabbing victim; it’s a dry hellscape despite being covered in a thick layer of literal water (albeit the frozen variety); and now it turns out Antarctica is an avid whistler […]

Nutrition Is More Important Than Exercise For Healthy Bones; Foods For Bone Strength

Nutrition Is More Important Than Exercise For Healthy Bones; Foods For Bone Strength

According to a study published in the journal PLOS One, nutrition has a greater impact on bone mass and strength than exercise. The study was conducted on mice by looking at mineral supplementation and exercise. In the study, even after the exercise training stopped, the mice retained bone strength gains as long as they ate […]

Prime Minister's science prizes go to scientists speeding up the internet and keeping GPS accurate

Prime Minister's science prizes go to scientists speeding up the internet and keeping GPS accurate

A geophysicist whose work has helped plan space missions and paint a better picture of sea level rise has been awarded the 2018 Prime Minister’s Prize for Science. Professor Kurt Lambeck received the $250,000 prize at Parliament House, for a huge body of research spanning a long and impressive career. In the 1960s, his early […]

Mammals Will Still Be Recovering From Human Destruction Long After We're Gone

Mammals Will Still Be Recovering From Human Destruction Long After We're Gone

Humans have helped propel the extinction of more than 300 mammal species — equaling a staggering loss of 2.5 billion years’ worth of unique evolutionary history, according to a grim new study published Monday.  It could take many millions of years for mammals to evolve enough new species to recover from the destruction humans have […]

Ebola experts pulled from Congo amid ongoing outbreak

Ebola experts pulled from Congo amid ongoing outbreak

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ULA Atlas V rolls out to Cape Canaveral pad ahead of late-night launch

ULA Atlas V rolls out to Cape Canaveral pad ahead of late-night launch

CLOSE Mission profile: ULA Atlas V launch with AEHF-4 Florida Today A United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket stands on the pad at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station’s Launch Complex 41 on Monday, Oct. 15, 2018.(Photo: United Launch Alliance) A United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket set to its most powerful configuration rolled out to […]

Rockland, Westchester Exposed To Measles By Another Visitor

Rockland, Westchester Exposed To Measles By Another Visitor

NEW CITY, NY — Another international traveler who has been confirmed to have measles visited many locations in Rockland County, Westchester County, and Bergen County in New Jersey including a box store, a gym, synagogues and two health care facilities. Many people were therefore potentially exposed to measles between Oct. 4 – 11. It is […]

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