Cheryl Savage

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This Asteroid Shouldn’t Be Where Astronomers Found It

At first the astronomers thought it was a mistake. They had found a carbon-covered asteroid floating among countless icy bodies far away in our solar system. The newly discovered space rock, which they named 2004 EW95, was something the scientists would have expected to have seen in the asteroid …

This Cauliflower and Date Salad Is the Best Side Dish — Delicious Links

<i>Kitchn's</i> <i>Delicious Links</i><i> column highlights recipes we're excited about from the bloggers we love. Follow along every weekday as we post our …

Here's What Will Happen After a Huge Earthquake Inevitably Hits California

Nobody knows when "The Big One" is going to hit California, but here's how experts think it will play out when it does.<p>California is the land of beaches, mountains, and all the legal marijuana you can stomach. It’s also, inconveniently, a dangerous minefield riddled with nasty fault lines that …

Geologists now have evidence Africa is physically splitting into two continents

A large crack, stretching several kilometres, made a sudden appearance recently in south-western Kenya. The tear, which continues to grow, caused part of the Nairobi-Narok highway to collapse and was accompanied by seismic activity in the area.<p>The Earth is an ever-changing planet, even though in …

Earth Science

Nasa astronaut twins Scott and Mark Kelly no longer genetically identical after space trip

Nasa astronauts Scott Kelly and his identical twin brother Mark have shared a lot throughout their extraordinary lives.<p>Born just a few minutes apart, the pair were both US Navy captains, both flew on the Endeavour and Discovery space shuttles, and both spent time on board the International Space …

Space Science

Neanderthals Weren't the Only Species Ancient Humans Hooked Up With

Enter bachelor number two.<p>Whether we want to accept it or not, our fossil record shows that ancient humans regularly mated with Neanderthals. We now …

Olympic curling stones come from a unique island better known for being the backdrop of a famous Trump golf course

Curling is the darling sport of the Winter Olympics.<p>Every four years fans become transfixed by athletes that look like us sliding and curling 40-pound rocks down a 50-yard ice track with often laser-like precision.<p>Those stones spend a lot of time banging into each other and yet they rarely break. …

A Private Place Where HIV, Zika and Ebola Hide

It all started about two years ago, when a patient of Jean-Pierre Routy with HIV wanted to undergo a sex change. The individual was planning to go to …

Immune System

These Animals Literally Puke Their Guts Out to Clean Up

Stomach Eversion<p>While humans just vomit the contents of their stomach up the way they came in, a few animals vomit their entire stomach, even …

Snake Skulls Clarify How History's Creepiest Animals Lost Their Legs

Snakes evolved from lizards, and then what?<p>Scientists generally accept that, millions of years ago, snakes evolved from lizards. What isn’t as clear, …

How Math Can Help Unravel the Weird Interactions of Microbes

Over the past century, scientists have become adept at plotting the ecological interactions of the diverse organisms that populate the planet’s …

National Geographic “101 Videos” Is A Nice Series For Teachers & Students

National Geographic has a series called 101 Videos that are engaging and accessible, and cover a variety of topics.<p>Here’s how they describe</i> …

Sea Levels Are Already Rising. What's Next?

Climate change is battering coasts with storms and floods, but we still haven’t grappled with the risks of what’s to come.<p>President Trump has dismissed climate change as a hoax. But scientists project that, within the next 100 years, rising sea levels caused by climate change will submerge much of …

How a DNA revolution has decoded the origins of our humanity

This is the genetic equivalent of uncovering the great library of Alexandria Johannes Krausse, scientist<p>Scientists made a remarkable discovery at Trou Al’Wesse in Belgium earlier this year. Inside a cave that overlooks the Hoyoux river they found clear evidence it had been occupied by Neanderthals …

Evolution

This library of street drugs predicts mass overdoses

Meet the scientists building a library of designer drugs<p>On a July day a little over a year ago, over 30 people collapsed on a street in Brooklyn. They lay on the ground, vomiting down their shirts, twitching and blank-faced. Some, half-naked, made jerking movements with their arms, eyes rolled …

New 'Massive' Planet Discovery Defies Scientific Theory

A planet the size of Jupiter has recently been discovered, but it is the size of the star that the planet orbits that has left astronomers in awe.<p>The …

Eight Gmail add-ons you didn’t know you needed

Upgrade your inbox.<p>Gmail is one of the strongest email clients currently available. But you won't unlock its true potential until you start installing some of its add-ons: free third-party plug-ins that integrate neatly into the Gmail interface and help you do more with your messages. And with the …

Apps

Mysterious object from deep space has entered the solar system

It was first seen just a month ago. A tiny blip of light was seen to be moving through the sky by the PanSTARRS1 telescope in Hawaii.<p>The number-crunching which followed was automatic. The results were unusual.<p>This object is in an odd position. It’s moving very fast. And it’s in what appears to be a …

Astronomy

Why opioids are such an American problem

<b>When it comes to taking opioids, the United States has the dubious honour of leading the world.</b><p>For every one million Americans, almost 50,000 doses of opioids are taken every day. That's four times the rate in the UK.<p>There are often good reasons for taking opioids. Cancer patients use them for pain …

Medicine

Born Addicted: The Number of Opioid-Addicted Babies Is Soaring

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. — As a team of nurses unwrap baby Jayden from the comfort of his swaddling cloth, he wails. His tiny feet shake. His hands clench and unclench.<p>His suffering is obvious. Born dependent on opiates, the month-old boy and thousands like him are the smallest victims of the opioid …

The Lawyer Who Beat Big Tobacco Takes On the Opioid Industry

Seven years ago, Mike Moore stepped from the 2 a.m. darkness into the light of a small home off Lakeland Drive in Jackson, Miss., to find his nephew …

Pharma

What if dinosaurs hadn’t died out?

Imagine a world where an asteroid hadn’t wiped out the dinosaurs. What would have happened afterwards – and how might their presence have affected mammals like us?<p>It was the kind of cataclysm that we can scarcely imagine. When an asteroid 15km-wide (nine miles) slammed into planet Earth 66 million …

If sound needs air to travel, and there is no air in space, then how are sounds like Saturn's rings recorded?

Because there is no sound in space, what can be heard however, is data represented as sound.<p>CBC Radio ·<p>Saturn's rings (NASA/JPL/Reuters)<p>Listen3:27<p>It …

In the U.S., 110 Million S.T.D. Infections

The incidence of chlamydia, gonorrhea and syphilis is increasing, according to a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. At any given time, there are an estimated 110 million sexually transmitted infections in the United States.<p>While HPV is the most common sexually …

This is how eyeball tattoos are supposed to work

Don’t worry: there are no gross pictures here.<p>Sometimes white eyeballs just aren’t jazzy enough. Why? It’s honestly not clear, but hey: if you want lime green instead, that's your business. Even if the inventor of the scleral tattoo—that's a tattoo right on your dang eyeball—now says he wishes it …

Tattoos

8 Body Weight Exercises You Can Do Anywhere

Are you worried you don’t have the right gear for a good workout? Don’t be, says Michele Olson, Ph.D., professor of exercise science at Auburn …

Exercise

What Is an Organelle?

• Nucleus - a membrane bound structure that contains the cell's hereditary (DNA) information and controls the cell's growth and reproduction. It is …

Biology

Global carbon emissions stood still in 2016, offering climate hope

The new data is a welcome sign of progress in the battle against global warming but many challenges remain, including methane from cattle<p>Global emissions of climate-warming carbon dioxide remained static in 2016, a welcome sign that the world is making at least some progress in the battle against …

Fossil Fuels

Gravitational waves roll in again, detected from both sides of Earth

Another day, another detection of gravitational waves. Although it may seem like they're becoming mundane, it's worth remembering that observing …

That Perfect Letter to My College Kid

You know those wonderful, heartfelt letters that moms slip into their kid’s camp bags or leave in college dorm rooms, the ones with wisdom and love …