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New Genome Scores Predict Breast Cancer Odds for Any Woman - MIT Technology Review

The actress Angelina Jolie prompted droves of women to seek genetic testing after she revealed, in 2013, that a “faulty gene” called <i>BRCA1</i> had given …

Five New Genomic Regions Found that Boost Risk of Asthma

An international research team, including the Trans-National Asthma Genetics Consortium (TAGC), has discovered five new regions of the genome that …

Nýtir sér neyðina og selur líffæri úr fólki - DV

„Ég nýti mér neyð fólks en á sama tíma hagnast það einnig,“ segir Abu Jaafar, ungur karlmaður sem búsettur er í Beirút, höfuðborg Líbanons. Abu þessi …

Giant Hole In The Sun Will Send Super-Charged Solar Winds To Earth. Here’s What To Expect

In Brief<p>The Facts:<p>John Ioannidis, an epidemiologist at the Stanford University School of Medicine, published an article titled "Why Most Published …

NASA just snapped the first photos of a mysterious crack in one of Greenland’s largest glaciers

<i>This story has been updated.</i><p>The first photographs of a new and ominous crack in Greenland’s enormous Petermann Glacier were captured by a NASA airborne mission Friday.<p>NASA’s Operation IceBridge, which has been flying over northwest Greenland for the past several days, took the photos after being …

Global Warming

A Huge Asteroid Is To Passing Very Close To Earth Right Now, Today!

Space Is Not Empty, It’s Actually Full of Energy: The Quantum Vacuum<p>Published<p>22 hours ago<p>on<p>June 7, 2018<p>In Brief<p>The Facts:<p>Quantum physicists …

We Just Found Out Antarctica Is Covered in Rivers

In 1908, Ernest Shackleton’s legendary Nimrod team was making its way toward the South Pole when the men were startled by something unexpected: The …

Global Warming

DV

Flott byrjun í Þverá og Kjarrá<p>Fjör á Blöndubökkum – veiðimynd dagsins<p>Hægt er að kaupa netáskrift að DV eða fá það sent heim.<p>Dauði manns sem bjó á …

Lífvænlegt tungl Satúrnusar

Hið ísilagða tungl Satúrnusar, Enkeladus, gæti verið vænlegasti staðurinn til að leita lífs utan jarðarinnar.

A River in Canada Just Started Flowing the Wrong Direction

It's not just sea levels that are changing.<p>Climate change has a sent a river in the Canadian Yukon flowing the opposite direction. The finding, from the University of Washington, shows one of "the less anticipated shifts" due to climate change.<p>The Kaskawulsh Glacier is located on the Canadian side …

Global Warming

Japan probes mystery boats carrying decomposing bodies drifting off its coast

They drift into seas near Japan by the dozens every year, ghostly wrecked ships thought to come from impoverished North Korea.<p>Japanese authorities said Tuesday they are investigating nearly a dozen wooden boats carrying decomposing bodies that were found off the country's northwestern coast over …

What Cheer? - starring Richard Kind

Wanderers - a short film by Erik Wernquist

A Psychological Transformation That Only Astronauts Experience

We know very little about the effect of space travel on the human psyche – but what we have learned so far suggests that it's profound.<p>Above: The …

Space Exploration

Photos: The Ruins of the USSR's Secret Nuclear Cities

Nadav Kander traveled to the steppes of Kazakhstan four years ago to see the “closed cities” of the Soviet nuclear testing area, a network of cities …

Var bjargað af ókunnugum manni á hrekkjavöku í Reykjavík - Vísir

„Eftir síðasta bjórinn sem ég fékk mér fór mig að svima. Ég veit ekki af hverju, kannski var það of mikið áfengi, kannski var ég ekki búinn að sofa …

Solar power just got mindblowingly cheaper. That's fantastic news for the Earth.

The sun.<p>Bringer of day. Giver of life. Causer of that squinty face you're making in your Christmas card photo.<p>And now, perhaps, also the unlikely …

NEOShield to assess Earth defence

Jonathan Amos @BBCAmos on Twitter<p><b>NEOShield is a new international project that will assess the threat posed by Near Earth Objects (NEO) and look at the best possible solutions for dealing with a big asteroid or comet on a collision path with our planet.</b><p>The effort is being led from the German space …

High-Tech Demand Sparks Return of Cobalt Mines - MIT Technology Review

In a diplomatic cable released by WikiLeaks last year, there was mention of a cobalt mine in the Democratic Republic of Congo. The document revealed …

The new Google Earth wants to take you on a voyage, and it starts at home

When Google Earth first launched, it put global imaging in the hands of everyday users, letting all of us take a look at our homes, our …

Stare Into The Raging Heart Of The Biggest Sunspot In 24 Years

The sun is spoiling us for superlatives. Last night, giant sunspot AR 2192 – the largest sunspot astronomers have observed in nearly 25 years – …

Astronomy

Receding glacier causes immense Canadian river to vanish in four days

An immense river that flowed from one of Canada’s largest glaciers vanished over the course of four days last year, scientists have reported, in an unsettling illustration of how global warming dramatically changes the world’s geography.<p>The abrupt and unexpected disappearance of the Slims river, …

Global Warming

Geneticist David Suzuki Says Humans “Are Part Of A Massive Experiment”

I'm in!<p>We are doing our part to try and spread the word about GMOs, (genetically modified organisms) but we’re not the only ones. Multiple public …

MIT's app only needs a second to teach you a new language

You know the seconds and minutes you waste waiting for the elevator to arrive, for a friend to reply to an IM or for a website to load? A team of MIT CSAIL researchers believe you can put them to good use, so they created a series of apps called the WaitSuite that makes the most of those idle …

Apps

8 Ways to Get the Most Out of the All-New Flipboard

Our latest update has arrived! It was created to quickly connect you to the things you’re most passionate about in the world and in your own work, life and play. Here are eight ways it can benefit you as a reader, curator and all-around inquisitive person.<p>Ready to get started?<p><b>It’s one place to keep</b> …

Social Media

How to Create an Outstanding Portfolio on Flipboard

After having discussed how to use Flipboard to create an eye-catching media kit, we’d be remiss if we didn’t also discuss how to make the media kit’s close sibling, the portfolio. While a media kit is designed to tell potential clients about the services you offer and give them a glimpse at samples …

Graphic Design

Densely Populated Countries Could Find Food Independence With Vertical Floating Farms

Singapore has roughly 5.4 million people crammed into 716 square kilometers (276 square miles), making it the most densely populated country in the …

Urban Agriculture

Earth's Magnetic Field Fully Flips Fast?

Exciting and scary news about earth’s magnetic field. The latest research shows that our north and south magnetic poles could reverse not only in the …