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Stop Being Ridiculous: We Agree On Animal Alternatives

While watching the games of 2016 -- not the Olympics, the U.S. presidential election -- I am reminded of the stare-down between drug companies and animal rights activists. Of this mounting conflict, you'd think the answer is simple -- that animals can and should eventually make their exit from so …

Activism

Lava meets the sea, puts on fire-spitting show in Hawaii

HAWAII VOLCANOES NATIONAL PARK, Hawaii (AP) — For the first time in three years, lava from a volcano on Hawaii's Big Island has crept down miles of mountainside and is dripping into the Pacific Ocean, where it's creating new land and putting on a crackling, hissing, fire-spitting show.<p>Thousands of …

Recent connection between North and South America reaffirmed

Long ago, one great ocean flowed between North and South America. When the Isthmus of Panama joined the continents, it also separated the Atlantic …

South America

Scientists are only starting to understand the grand importance of this invisible life force that humans have feared and hated for centuries

It is easier to appreciate how important these partnerships are by considering what would happen if they broke. Imagine if all microbes on the planet suddenly disappeared.<p>On the upside, infectious diseases would be a thing of the past, and many pest insects would be unable to eke out a living. But …

Volcanoes National Park

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UTA psychologist studies how fluctuating hormones affect female vulnerability to cocaine addiction - Scienmag: Latest Science and Health News

Researchers at The University of Texas at Arlington are studying how fluctuating estrogen levels make females increasingly sensitive to the rewarding …

Yellow River yields clues to Chinese legend of ancient 'Great Flood'

OSLO (Reuters) - The crushed skeletons of children point to an earthquake and catastrophic flood on China’s Yellow River 4,000 years ago that could be the source of a legendary “Great Flood” at the dawn of Chinese civilization, scientists say.<p>A view of the Yellow river near the Lajia site, hit by a …

China

Flight MH370 was deliberately landed in the ocean: aviation expert

A Canadian aviation expert says the disappearance of Flight MH370 over two years ago was no accident.<p>The Malaysian airlines flight disappeared from …

There's a good reason great white sharks swim toward hurricanes

Around Cape Hatteras, North Carolina, the Gulf Stream veers east, flowing away from the coastline of the US and out into the Atlantic Ocean. Away from the stabilizing influence of the continent, the powerful current revels in its new freedom, spawning large circulating masses of water called eddies …

North Atlantic

Finding Cancer Cells in the Blood - MIT Technology Review

In the near future, oncologists may be using a finger-size plastic chip with tiny channels to extract a dozen or so cancer cells from a sample of a …

Cancer

Could we set aside half the Earth for nature?

Renowned biologist E.O. Wilson wants to set aside half of the planet as protected areas for nature. But is this possible? And, if so, how would it work?<p>As of today, the only place in the universe where we are certain life exists is on our little home, the third planet from the sun. But also as of …

Loneliness

Marine scientists in Hawaii unearth an ancient minivan-sized sea sponge

We’ve all heard stories about enormous deep sea worms and sharks the size of a city bus. It turns out, those aren’t the only incredibly huge …

Hawaii’s Legendary Voyaging Canoe Makes History at the UN

Human Journey<p>Hawaii’s legendary traditional voyaging canoe Hōkūleʻa achieved the pinnacle of her historic four-year sail around the world at today’s United Nations (UN) celebration of World Oceans Day: a global event focused on ocean celebration and collaboration for a better future. This year’s …

The brain clock that keeps memories ticking - Scienmag: Latest Science and Health News

Just as members of an orchestra need a conductor to stay on tempo, neurons in the brain need well-timed waves of activity to organize memories across …

This Genetically Engineered Bacteria Can Inhale CO2 And Produce Energy

We really need this.<p>This new genetically engineered bacteria can take CO2 out of the air and convert it into energy. And while it won't fix our …

Common infections could become untreatable: Dangerous new antibiotic-resistant bacteria reach U.S.

Bacteria have resisted colistin in the past, but this time is different — and scientists are sounding the alarm<p>Melinda Wenner Moyer<p>May 30, 2016 3:00pm (UTC)<p>This article was originally published by Scientific American.<p>A dangerous new form of antibiotic resistance has spread to the United States, …

Microbiology

First-Ever DNA Analysis Of Ancient Phoenician People

Editor's Blog Photo credit: The ancient port of Carthage, pictured, was the hub of the Phoenician civilization. Dasha Petrenko/ShutterstockDominating …

Echoes of Ancient Cosmology Found at Prehistoric Native American Site

A curious prehistoric site on a hilltop in northern Ohio may reflect the spiritual cosmology of the ancient hunter-gatherer people who built the site …

Archaeology

Watch a Stunning Carnivorous Plant Devour an Insect

We may not have to dodge them en route to the nearest green tunnel, but nearly 700 species of carnivorous plants exist on our planet. Some, like the …

Scientists have discovered a cell that does something they thought was impossible

Known as the "power house" of the cell, these little subunits within the cell provide the organisms with energy and were thus thought to be essential.<p>But it now seems that actually they might not be that essential, as researchers describe the first eukaryote known that lacks mitochondria.<p>Other …

Biology

You've Never Seen Insect Portraits Like These

Does it come as any surprise that a portrait photographer’s hobby would still be photography? Given that Levon Biss didn’t have room for an entire …

What Does The New CRISPR-Edited Mushroom Mean For Agriculture?

By Adele Peters4 minute Read<p>The mushrooms of the future may last a little longer on the shelf, and a certain type of corn will have better yields. …

Agriculture

White House sits down with marijuana law reformers today

Just a few weeks after staging a huge smoke-in at the White House gates, cannabis law reform advocates are getting a meeting with the Obama Administration today.<p>DC Marijuana Justice (DCMJ) co-founders Adam Eidinger and Nikolas Schiller, who led Washington D.C.’s successful marijuana legalization …

Cannabis

Ruby-red seadragon species spotted in the wild for the first time

There are rubies in the sea.<p>Not gemstones, but ruby-colored seadragons that have been spotted in the wild for the first time, in the waters off Western Australia.<p>The discovery made by marine biologists from the Scripps Institution of Oceanography confirms that there is a third species of seadragon, …

I Tried Cheating a Drug Test Using 'Science' I Found on the Internet

A highly un-scientific scientific odyssey.<p>Twas the night before 4/20, and all through the head shop, people were readying themselves to ride the green dragon on the high holy holiday of stonderdom. I was there for a different reason.<p>"I need to beat a drug test tomorrow," I said to the girl behind …