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An avalanche in Japan, likely sparked by a volcanic eruption, killed one person and injured 14 more

A Japanese soldier has died, and at least 14 people have been injured, following an avalanche near a ski resort northwest of Tokyo.<p>Mount Kusatsu-Shirane, an active volcano, erupted around 9.59 a.m. Tuesday local time.<p>It is likely to have caused the subsequent avalanche, according to the country's …

Canadian climate science faces crisis that may be felt globally, scientists warn

Canadian climate science is facing a looming crisis whose repercussions could be felt far beyond the country’s borders, hundreds of scientists have warned, after the Canadian government failed to renew the country’s only dedicated funding program for climate and atmospheric research.<p>In an open …

Canada

NASA captures rare image of a distant galaxy nearly as old as the Universe itself

When astronomers at NASA capture images of far-off galaxies, they typically appear only as tiny red dots. These distant celestial bodies are so far …

Humans Share a Relevant Gene With This Fish That Can Repair Its Spinal Cord

This has huge implications.<p>The lamprey looks about as different from a human as you can imagine. This fish has an eel-like, finless body, bulging …

Fish

New study suggests human fleas and lice were behind Black Death, not rodents

A team of researchers with the University of Oslo has found evidence that suggests human fleas and lice, not rodents, were behind the spread of the …

Environmental Health

Take a sightseeing trip through the Orion Nebula in NASA’s latest travel video

One of the real pleasures of modern living is the ability to take sightseeing trips to completely inaccessible places. Thanks to Google, you can …

The Parasite on the Playground

Millions of American children have been exposed to a parasite that could interfere with their breathing, liver function, eyesight and even intelligence. Yet few scientists have studied the infection in the United States, and most doctors are unaware of it.<p>The parasites, roundworms of the genus …

Eggs

Scientists Have Created a Mini Gamma-Ray Burst in The Lab For The First Time

So cool!<p>Gamma ray bursts, intense explosions of light, are the brightest events ever observed in the Universe – lasting no longer than seconds or …

Physics

Behind the science of making a first impression

Behavior<p>Play ‘Rude or Right On’ with Mister Manners<p>03:11<p>Wish you could ask for a raise? How to be a ‘Gutsy Girl’ and get it!<p>05:44<p>How to handle awkward etiquette moments at the beach or barbecue<p>02:55<p>Are we ever too old to fight with our friends? Expert says…<p>07:22<p>How long should you brush your teeth? …

Digital Age

Insulating bricks with microscopic bubbles

The better a building is insulated, the less heat is lost in winter—and the less energy is needed to achieve a comfortable room temperature. The …

From greenhouse gases to plastics: New catalyst for recycling carbon dioxide discovered

Imagine if we could take CO2, that most notorious of greenhouse gases, and convert it into something useful. Something like plastic, for example. The …

How Close Are We to Self-Destruction?

While some claim we’re living in peaceful times, the Doomsday Clock ticks on. Two anthropologists get to the bottom of this contradiction.<p>Each …

Anthropology

Good News, Mars Colonists: Pure Water Ice You Can Dig Up With a Shovel

Mars has large deposits of near-pure water ice just beneath the surface at mid-latitudes, a discovery that could have huge implications for future …

Mission into the Sun

We’ve visited Pluto and the outer reaches of the Solar System, and our rovers are trundling over the surface of Mars. Yet the Sun has remained …

Space

The Milky Way ate 11 other galaxies

Astronomers have discovered 11 new stellar streams—remnants of smaller galaxies torn apart and devoured by our Milky Way.<p>The finding is among the …

Universe

"Baby Brain" Is a Totally Real Phenomenon, According to Science

You're not imagining it.<p>A new study has verified something women have suspected for a long time - that pregnancy can really mess with a young mum's …

The Brain

World's fifth largest diamond discovered in Lesotho

A diamond thought to be the fifth largest of gem quality ever found has been discovered in Lesotho, miner Gem Diamonds said Monday, and could be …

Southern Africa

This May Be The Year We Will See a Black Hole For The First Time

Hell yeah, 2018!<p>Within the next 12 months, astrophysicists believe they'll be able to do something that's never been done before, and it could have …

Black Holes

How Astronomers Are Measuring Monster Black Hole Masses Faster Than Ever Before

Monster black holes hide in the centers of most galaxies in the universe, and now, a new technique is helping scientists measure the mass of some of …

Universe

Swarm of hydrogen clouds flying away from center of our galaxy

A team of astronomers has discovered what appears to be a grand exodus of more than 100 hydrogen clouds streaming away from the center of the Milky …

Smell of death tells undertaker bees it’s time to remove corpses

BRING out your dead! Honeybees pick up dead or diseased nestmates and drag them out of the hive. Removing corpses protects against infection, which …

What Did the Big Bang Sound Like?

With a title like "Big Bang" you'd figure there'd be some crashing noise behind it. But the Big Bang that birthed our universe wasn't some …

U.S. Dept. of Defense

Mysterious Intergalactic Radio Bursts Come From a Truly Alien Environment

First detected in 2002, Fast Radio Bursts (FRBs) are quick, high-energy pulses originating from galaxies billions of light years away. Scientists …

Magnetism

Fart Pill Lets Scientists Measure Your Personal Wind Forecast in Real-Time

Rather than be <i>long winded</i> with this intro let’s <i>cut</i> right to it: scientists have created a pill to measure your farts, and so far the results don’t …

RMIT University

Is There Radium In Your Tap Water? New Map Can Show You

Does your tap water contain the radioactive element radium? You might be surprised to hear that tap water for more than 170 million Americans …

Water

What the Hell Is Going on With This Comet?

There’s already a strange story behind comet 41P/Tuttle-Giacobini-Kresák, or just 41P: It took almost 100 years to identify and occasionally flares. …

Astronomy

You Will Probably Die Before This Monstrous New Backup Battery From Duracell Does

As the organizers of CES 2018 reminded us today, when you rely on gadgets, it’s a good idea to plan ahead to ensure you’ve always got power. There’s …

Gear & Gadgets

Studies find evidence of a fourth dimension

We live in a three-dimensional reality. Because of that, it’s pretty hard to imagine what a four-dimensional reality might be like, but that isn’t …

Physics

Compared to Other Planetary Systems, Our Solar System Is Apparently a Mess

Okay then... (◔_◔)<p>Our Solar System may be home, but researchers are now discovering that it's not really much like the other kids. According to a …

Universe

'Serious gap' in cosmic expansion rate hints at new physics

<b>A mathematical discrepancy in the expansion rate of the Universe is now "pretty serious", and could point the way to a major discovery in physics, says a Nobel laureate.</b><p>The most recent results suggest the inconsistency is not going away.<p>Prof Adam Riess told BBC News that an unknown phenomenon, such …