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MPCA Warns Of Blue-Green Algae Boom

<b>MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO)</b> — Many people got their lake fix over the holiday weekend.But before you jump back in the water, you might want to take a closer …

Hidden Glacier Peak volcano is among Washington's most dangerous

As Kilauea continues its rampage on Hawaii’s Big Island, the 38th anniversary this month of Mount St. Helens’ cataclysmic eruption is an uneasy …

How Seaweed Connects Us All

<i>This article is from Hakai Magazine, an online publication about science and society in coastal ecosystems. Read more stories like this at</i> …

'Nova Wonders' Asks 'What's the Universe Made Of' Tonight (Exclusive Clip)

Ninety-five percent of the universe seems to be made up of mysterious matter and energy scientists don't yet understand — and a new clip from "Nova …

Wish you had perfect pitch? You may be able to learn it

Mozart and Beethoven are both said to have had it. The same is said of Mariah Carey. Now a study suggests that some adults may be able to learn …

Magnitude 4.2 earthquake strikes near Ferndale, California

The United States Geological Survey reports a preliminary magnitude 4.2 earthquake struck near Ferndale, California on Wednesday.<p>The quake hit at 7:41 AM local time at a depth of 10 kilometers.<p>There was no initial word on damage or injury resulting from the quake. More information on this …

New closeup video shows flares sputtering and gargantuan glowing loops dancing at the Sun's surface

Although the Sun is in a singularly serene state right now, that doesn't mean it's asleep. The video above is proof of that. Captured by NASA's Solar …

New Tech Could Turn Algae Into the Climate’s Slimy Savior

Low-power ways to grow algae could lock in carbon dioxide and feed the world Photo: Amy Nordrum Jump to Articles in this Section • Vertical Farming <br>• How …

Night sky: June 2018 – summer solstice, and how to see noctilucent clouds

The Sun reaches its most northerly position in the sky at 11:07 BST on 21 June, marking a point in time known as the June solstice. The UK’s period of night is shortest at this time.<p>The elliptical nature of Earth’s orbit causes a variation in our distance from the Sun over the course of a year. Our …

Zombie ants bite twigs to better ‘rain’ spores

Zombie ants clamp onto aerial vegetation and hang on for months spewing the spores of their parasitic fungi, but they don’t always clamp on to the …

Global Volcanism Program | Ruapehu

Information is preliminary and subject to change. All times are local (unless otherwise noted)<p>June 1969 (CSLP 69-70)<p>Ash eruption from the crater lake …

USGS Warns: Don't Roast Marshmallows Over Volcanic Vents

It should go without saying, roasting marshmallows over volcanic vents is not a good idea. When someone posed this question on Twitter, the U.S. …

Revealing the cluster of slow transients behind a large slow slip event

• H. Dragert,<br>• K. Wang,<br>• T. S. James<p>, A silent slip event on the deeper Cascadia subduction interface.Science 292, 1525–1528 (2001).<p>G. C. Beroza,<br>• S. Ide<p>, …

Image of Epimetheus – Cassini Legacy: 1997-2017

N00261181.jpg was taken on 2016-05-27 20:55 (PDT) and received on Earth 2016-05-29 18:42 (PDT). The camera was pointing toward Epimetheus, and the …

These Two New Missions Will Take Us Closer to the Sun Than Ever Before

Soon, two ambitious missions will take us closer to the sun than we've ever gone before, providing invaluable insight into how our star really …

The Largest Neutron Star Ever, Found With a Clever New Technique

The method could help astronomers study neutron stars, black holes, and other objects orbiting around sun-like stars.<p>There are several ways a star can die.<p>At the end of a star’s life cycle, it expands into a gas giant and sheds most of its material in a violent explosion, then the remainder …

We just took a step closer to unlocking the mysteries of black holes using next-level supercomputer code

Scientists have developed a code for modelling black holes using next-generation "exascale" supercomputers<p>Black holes aren’t known for their …

Machines Are Better Than Doctors at Spotting Skin Cancer

Could artificial intelligence put doctors out of jobs?<p>Artificial intelligence may be smarter than doctors — or at least better at detecting skin cancer, according to a new study.<p>Researchers pitted man against machine to determine which is better at diagnosing skin cancer. They taught a computer to …

Environmental noise paradoxically preserves the coherence of a quantum system

Quantum computers promise to advance certain areas of complex computing. One of the roadblocks to their development, however, is the fact that …

Sinus Doctor Explains Risks of Ear Vaping: "Would Not Recommend'

Better stick to smoke rings.<p>Teens have been vaping fat clouds and blowing smoke rings with their e-cigarettes ever since Vine’s heyday. But the world …

Hot classrooms harm children's academic performance, study finds

Hot weather harms children’s chances of doing well in exams, a new study has found.<p>Research led by Harvard University found a “significant” link between higher temperatures and lower school achievement, with each 0.55C increase above 21C costing one per cent performance.<p>The analysis of 10 million …

How Putting Organs on Chips Could Revolutionize Medicine

Getting a new pharmaceutical from an idea in the chemistry lab to market takes many years and billions of dollars. Each year just several dozen new …

Spinning on the edge of graphene

Long-sought evidence has been found of magnetism at the edges of graphene, a two-dimensional form of carbon. The findings might enable the …

Nanotech

15 Facts About Lava

Every day, the news is filled with images of the lava flows coming from Kilauea volcano in Hawaii. Previously obscure terms like laze (<i>lava</i> and <i>haze</i>), …

Targeting this gene could kill prostate cancer

Researchers have recently discovered a new gene that plays an important role in promoting prostate cancer, and they have shown that turning it off …

The FDA just put a pause on a cutting-edge gene editing trial that hadn't started yet — and the company's stock is dropping (CRSP, VRTX)

• <b>The FDA just put a hold on one of the first trials to test the CRISPR gene-editing technology in humans. The trial hadn't begun yet.</b>• <b><br>The trial, run by CRISPR Therapeutics and Vertex Pharmaceuticals, plans to look at how the gene-editing technology works to treat patients with sickle cell disease.</b> …

Is fire a solid, liquid or gas?

Most flames are made of hot gas, but some burn so hot they become plasma.<p>The nature of a flame depends on what is being burnt. A candle flame will …

Alien Microbes, A Mystery Moon, And The Search For Life

The tiny world Europa, one of 69 Jupiter moons, hardly seems right for life.<p>The temperature, unimaginably cold, is 250 degrees below zero Fahrenheit at the equator, 370 below at the poles.<p>The atmosphere, although mostly oxygen, is wispy, too thin to breathe.<p>The so-called habitable zone is more than …

Life rebounded just years after the dinosaur-killing asteroid struck

When a 10-kilometer-wide asteroid hit the Gulf of Mexico 66 million years ago, it drove over 75% of Earth’s species to extinction, including the …

Great Scott! Scientists just invented a 'flux capacitor' for quantum computers

On November 5th 1955 the fictional Doctor Emmitt Brown was hanging a clock in his bathroom when he slipped and hit his head on the side of a sink. As he recovered from the blow, he had a vision: he would build the flux capacitor and thereby make time travel possible.<p>A not-fictional team of …