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Why Haven't We Found Life On Mars Yet? It Might Help To Send Instruments That Can Detect It - None Sent Since 1970s
We have been sending missions to Mars since the Mariner 4 flyby in 1964, and our first successful landing was Viking 1 in 1976, So, why can't astrobiologists answer the question definitively, when you ask them if there is life on Mars?  Well, perhaps it's because we haven’t looked. ...
By Robert Walker
For Valentine's Day, Capture The Heart Of The Rosette Nebula
The Rosette Nebula is located in the Milky Way Galaxy roughly 5,000 light-years from us and is known for its rose-like shape and distinctive hole at the center. The nebula is an interstellar cloud of dust, hydrogen, helium and other ionized gases with several massive stars found in a cluster at ...
By News Staff
Roberto Carlin To Lead CMS Experiment In 2019-20
Great news for the CMS experiment - and for Italy, and for my institution, Padova, where I coordinate accelerator-based physics research for INFN. Professor Roberto Carlin, a longtime member of the CMS experiment, where he has taken many important roles in the construction and operations of the ...
By Tommaso Dorigo
Your Main Reference For Resonances Decaying To Boson Pairs
Some shameless self-promotion is in order today, as my review titled "Hadron Collider Searches for Diboson Resonances", meant for publication on the prestigious journal "Progress in Particle and Nuclear Physics", has been made available on the Cornell Arxiv.My review covers quite extensively the ...
By Tommaso Dorigo
The Center Is Giving Way, The Left Is Driven In - Germany Abandons Emissions Goal
German Chancellor Angela Merkel had unkind things to say about America after the country declined to participate in a new agreement, the Paris accords, knowing full well that China had been given unlimited emissions and was not even going to discuss it again until 2030.Now they have abandoned their ...
By Hank Campbell
Exploding Stars: How Atmospheric Ions Cloud Climate Change Studies
Cosmic rays from supernovae can influence Earth´s cloud cover and how that influences climate could be useful for making better models.A new study shows how atmospheric ions, produced by the energetic cosmic rays raining down through the atmosphere,help the growth and formation of cloud condensation ...
By News Staff
The Supreme Court Could Make The Endangered Species Act The Most Powerful Law In America - By Doing Nothing
The definition of "endangered" is vague but in no dictionary does it mean an animal that does not even live in a state must be placed there, with private landowners footing the bill for $20 million, in order to keep a creature from declining in population.Yet so far a series of court decisions ...
By Hank Campbell
Why Aren't More Of You A Lefty?
In graduate school, I earned beer money by modeling for life drawing classes in various art departments. (Don’t judge, grad school doesn’t pay well and beer isn’t free.) In the long hours standing around, I would survey the room and count how many of the aspiring artists were left-handed ...
By The Conversation
The Real Risks Of A 'Natural' Dog Diet
Just as many people are trying to eat less processed food to improve their health, some dog owners are turning away from conventional pet food. Instead they’re trying to get back to what they see as a more traditional “butcher’s dog” diet of raw meat, albeit with pre-prepared products that ...
By The Conversation
How Plants Sense The World
Plants somehow respond to environmental cues and dangers, especially virulent pathogens, despite a lack of eyes or ears.How is that possible? It's thanks to hundreds of membrane proteins that can sense microbes or other stresses, but only a small portion of these sensing proteins have been ...
By News Staff
Yes, We May Have No Bananas, But Monoculture Wasn't So Easy To Avoid
In 1923, Frank Silver and Irving Cohn published a song that became a major hit for the Billy Jones Orchestra, with the signature line “Yes, we have no bananas; we have no bananas today.” It turned out to be sadly prophetic as, in the 1950s, the banana trees that supplied ...
By Steve Savage
FDA Study Concludes The Supplement Kratom Is An Opioid
Though unusually ethically suspect supplement merchants have been marketing kratom, an analgesic made from the leaves of a tropical tree native to Southeast Asia, to treat opioid withdrawal symptoms, significant safety concerns exist.And it turns out kratom itself is an opioid, finds an FDA study ...
By News Staff
Sugary Drink Consumption Has Declined While Obesity Has Gone Up
Between 2003 and 2014, consumption of sodas and other sugar-sweetened beverages declined and yet obesity has continued to rise. Yet governments seeking new sources of revenue are looking for reasons to place sin taxes on soda are saying it's for public health.When even Harvard T.H. Chan ...
By News Staff
Vaping Is More Popular Than Opioids Among Young People - And That's A Public Health Win
Too much caffeine is bad for you. It's very risk to buy powdered caffeine for that reason. But it's addictive and people do it. Likewise, too much nicotine is bad for you and you can't shouldn't buy undiluted optically pure nicotine and start inhaling it. But young people will do risky things ...
By News Staff
When Pharmacy Experts Take Medical Histories, Medication Errors Drop 80 Percent
When pharmacy professionals — rather than doctors or nurses — take medication histories of patients in emergency departments, mistakes in drug orders can be reduced by more than 80 percent, according to a recent paper.Injuries resulting from medication use are among the most common types of ...
By News Staff
Stereotype Threat Reversal: When Female Chess Players Compete Against Men, They Excel
Stereotype threat is a sociological invention which seeks to rationalized why some people don't perform as well as others. In biology, for example, if a group of women didn't fare well on tests sociologists argue that if there were not enough women in the classroom, women felt like they were representing ...
By News Staff
'Two Brothers' Mummies - DNA Shows They Actually Are
The 'Two Brothers' mummies, discovered by the modern world in 1907, reside in the Manchester Museum  and are the mummies of, unsurprisingly, two elite men (they didn't mummify peasants), Khnum-nakht and Nakht-ank.The remains date to around 1800 B.C. but there has always been argument about ...
By News Staff
The Global Age Of The Algorithm Manifested In Communist China's Dystopian Social Credit System
The Chinese government’s ongoing attempts to create a social credit system aimed at rating the trustworthiness of people and companies have generated equal measures of fascination and anxiety around the world. Social credit is depicted as something uniquely Chinese – a nefarious and perverse ...
By The Conversation
Gluten Intolerance Is Mostly An American Thing
In Canada, even people with Celiac disease don't really think of it as a disease, so it's no surprise the more subjective gluten "intolerance", which food marketers have used to create a $5 billion industry south of the Canadian border, is basically unknown. Efforts to manufacture concern ...
By News Staff
Mycroft Mark II - Artificial Intelligence Goes Open Source In A Voice Enabled Assistant
If you have used voice-enabled speaker devices like the Amazon Echo, which for some reason goes by Alexa rather than Echo, you've noticed there are not a lot of great apps and most of them do very narrow things. They are more like public relations tools for brands.Google is no better but companies ...
By News Staff
NO NO NO - A Magnetic Pole Flip Will Not Make Parts Of Earth Uninhabitable
This has been running in numerous sensationalist press stories and other outlets with less careful journalists. It’s all based on a story in Undark by a journalist promoting their new book. And it is full of nonsense, utter codswallop. Here is the original story: The Magnetic Field Is Shifting ...
By Robert Walker
Gary Hirshberg And Stonyfield Learn That Casual Sexism Is No Longer Okay
Stonyfield Farm, an organic corporation started by Samuel Kaymen in 1983, really rocketed to prominence when its then president, Gary Hirshberg, discovered a way to increase his market share with not much marketing cost at all: where most companies marketed by saying all the benefits ...
By Hank Campbell
If Mom Had An Abortion, Teens More Likely To Have One Also
In the developed world, abortions are common despite ubiquitous condoms, birth control and even the "morning after pill" - about 6.7 million per year.In Canada, the teen pregnancy rate is 28 per 1000, with more than 50 percent of those ending in abortion, so a study in Canadian Medical Association ...
By News Staff
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