Carrie Johnson

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Souls Tumbling In The Light

Every year on Sept. 11, this happens ...<p>When it gets dark, New York City turns on 88 7,000-watt xenon light bulbs to produce two powerful beams that shoot up, side by side, to remind us that once upon a time, two towers stood here, and then didn't, and this is how we remember the day they came down …

One Goat’s Million-Dollar Blood Is Fueling Cancer Research

In the quest to create a device to detect how cancer moves throughout the body, researchers discovered that one specific goat’s blood was key to success. Then that blood became very, very precious.<p>Once there was a goat living somewhere in North America. The goat, fed, kept warm, lived out its life …

Your Guide to Witnessing the Biggest, Brightest Mars in Over Six Years

On April 8th, Earth will soar between the Sun and Mars. When it does, the Red Planet will reach what astronomers call "opposition" in the night sky. …

Astronomy

Kids With Rare Disease May Hold Secret to Stopping Viruses

A brother and sister with an extremely rare genetic condition have a stunning ability to fight off viruses — an ability that could lead to a new family of antiviral drugs.<p>Their bodies stop viruses from building a protective shell, which leaves viruses "naked" and vulnerable, researchers report in …

Gut-Eating Amoeba Caught On Film

Most of us have heard of the brain-eating amoeba. You know, the little guy that crops up in neti pots and backyard swimming holes every now and then.<p>Now let me introduce you to its cousin: the gut-eating amoeba.<p>This nasty critter can wreak havoc in your intestinal tract and cause a dreadful case of …

The discovery of a new 'dwarf planet' expands our view of the solar system

Astronomers report they have spotted a 'dwarf planet' way out on the edge of the solar system. It’s the second one of its kind found in this region of space and it may redefine our understanding of the solar system.<p>The first 'dwarf planet' found in this unexpected location, now known as Sedna, was …

Britain's first cloned dog is born – and described as 'ridiculous waste of money'

The birth of Britain's first cloned dog has been branded a "ridiculous waste of money" and scientists said the process raised serious ethical concerns.<p>Sooam Biotech, a company based in Seoul, said it had cloned the puppy, named Mini-Winnie, from a 12-year-old dachshund belonging to Rebecca Smith, a …

Set Your Alarm For 2AM EDT To Catch Tonight's Full Lunar Eclipse

The sun, Earth, and moon will align perfectly, causing the moon to turn red. If your skies are clear, you should be able to see the moon go from full, to shadowed, to bright red.<p>When a full moon drifts into Earth's shadow, called the umbra, a total eclipse takes place. The moon looks red on Earth …

Lessons from Stephen King and “Valley of the Dolls”: Reading 100 years of bestsellers

<b>Stephen King (AP/Francois Mori)</b><p>What the most popular books of the past century taught one writer about America’s strange taste in fiction<p>Laura Miller<p>April 2, 2014 11:52pm (UTC)<p>When Matthew Kahn, a creative writing student at California State University at Northridge, learned from one of his …

David Beckham Is Nearly Naked in New H&M Ad

If you needed proof that there's a higher power out there, look no further. H&M's newest ads are here, and they are <i>beyond</i>. David Beckham stars in the new campaign promoting his swimwear line (who knew!?) in all his shirtless glory.<p>The 38-year-old ex-footballer models three different …

David Beckham

What's living with you?

An invisible world of microbes<p>On a recent morning, Noah Fierer, a professor of ecology and evolutionary biology at the University of Colorado, Boulder, found himself standing 1,000 feet above the farmland of eastern Colorado. He was perched near the pinnacle of the Boulder Atmospheric Observatory, …

Total Lunar Eclipse and Solar 'Ring of Fire' Top April's Stargazing Events

Stargazers have a lot to look forward to this month.<p>The best celestial events in April include eclipses of the sun and moon, a meteor shower and good …

Simple Invention For Sealing Gunshot Wounds Gets FDA Approval

The XStat syringe stops bleeding in 15 seconds using tiny sponges.<p>The pocket-sized XStat, a hemorrhage-stopping invention we wrote about in February, yesterday received approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration as a first-of-its-kind medical dressing. This means that the U.S. Army, which …

Night owls are less likely to get married

People who tend to stay up late and wake up late in the morning are different in many important ways from early risers, new research shows.<p>“Night …

University of Chicago

Map Of The Developing Human Brain Shows Where Problems Begin

A high-resolution map of the human brain in utero is providing hints about the origins of brain disorders including schizophrenia and autism.<p>The map shows where genes are turned on and off throughout the entire brain at about the midpoint of pregnancy, a time when critical structures are taking …