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Le bufale della medicina tradizionale cinese - Wired

L’<b>agopuntura</b> è stata definita un eccezionale <b>placebo scenico</b>, ma ammesso che non vi dispiaccia diventare dei puntaspilli, possiede un pregio non da …

Dandruff Fungus Found In Deep Sea Vents, Lobster Guts, And Other Random Places

It's a real head-scratcher.<p>What do human scalps, deep sea vents, and Antarctic soil have in common? As it turns out, all of these places are home to one weird group of fungi. A study published today in the journal <i>PLOS Pathogens</i> found that fungi of the genus <i>Malassezia</i> are just about everywhere. And …

Galileo satellites go into wrong, lower orbit - Esa

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/world/1102000/1102909_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1534427296_6a8c723d1111eaab847862fffb8aac36<p>The European Space Agency (Esa) says the latest two satellites for Europe's version of the American GPS satellite navigation system have not gone into …

Icelandic Volcano Rumbles Raise Eruption Fears

Ash clouds from a 2010 eruption halted thousands of airline flights.<p>Earthquake swarms are shaking up a large ice-capped volcano in Iceland, raising worries of an eruption that could trigger flooding and send ash clouds into the atmosphere.<p>The 2010 eruption of the Eyjafjallajökull volcano triggered …

US hospital operator says Chinese hackers stole patient data

Community Health Systems says hackers gained access to identification data, but not medical records, of 4.5 million patients<p>Community Health Systems, a major US hospital operator, said that hackers probably from China broke into its systems and stole identification data for some 4.5 million …

NASA researchers use extreme origami to build space solar panels

Here's the dilemma: rockets have only so much space, yet satellite solar panels are much more useful when they're <i>big</i>. The solution? Make them foldable using the ancient art of Japanese origami. Researchers at Brigham Young University (BYU) and NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory have figured out how …

Video: Baby elephant sees ocean for the first time

To celebrate World Elephant Day … It’s an EarthSky favorite!<p>Eleanor Imster has helped write and edit EarthSky since 1995. She was an integral part of …

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Great Venus and Jupiter conjunction of 2014

Venus and Jupiter are the brightest planets! Look east before dawn … closest planet-planet conjunction of 2014 August 18. Dazzling near moon August …

Constellation Cepheus looks like a house

The constellation Cepheus represents a King, but looks like the stick house that children draw.<p>Tonight, see if you can find the constellation …

The best science and technology pictures of the week

The most impressive pictures from the worlds of science and technology this week, including a luminous Super Moon and biowarfare drills.<p><b>More galleries</b> <br>Streaking space launches and menacing volcanoes<p>A tiny frog and a hitching robot<p>A world’s-first hologram and outer space veg<p>Stork silhouette and a …

Injected bacteria found to reduce tumors in rats, dogs and humans

Bacteria found in soil called <i>Clostridium novyi</i> (<i>C. novyi</i>) is known to cause tissue-damaging infections. But researchers from John Hopkins Kimmel …

Pilots banned from acting like Uber drivers in the sky

"You're going to Napa in your Cessna? Me too! If you let me hop in, I'll pay my share of the gas!" <i>That</i> arrangement is legal, but the FAA has declared that connecting brave passengers with amateur pilots for a fee is definitely a no-no. The ruling came from a request for clarification by a company …

Humin lands on iOS to make your phone app more human

As much as our smartphones have evolved to become smarter, sometimes even more than us, the “phone” part of our devices have changed very little …

Microsoft launches WindUp, its own time-limited picture sharing app (Updated)

Microsoft has launched a new app in the Windows Phone Store, and it’s called WindUp. Despite many similarities to Snapchat, Microsoft says it’s part …

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Days With Multiple Tornados More Frequent And Intense

Yearly totals of twisters hold steady - but they're coming more often in clusters<p>First the good news: The number of days with a single tornado is going down in the United States.<p>Now the bad: The number of days with lots of really intense tornados is going up.<p>That's the major finding in a new study …

150-pound tortoise found by police, reunited with family

<i>Corrections & Clarifications: A previous version of this article misconstrued the meaning of the police department's quote involving the penal code.</i><p>A giant tortoise spotted wandering — albeit slowly — around California on Saturday has been reunited with its family, the Alhambra Police Department …

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