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Scientists testing new solution to fight Florida's toxic red tide

At least seven counties in Florida are under a state of emergency for a toxic algae bloom that has killed thousands of marine animals. But …

Florida

The Mars Opportunity rover might be busted even if it wakes back up

In case you haven’t been keeping track of the plight of NASA’s Opportunity rover, I’ll get you caught back up: A dust storm covered Mars, the rover …

Mars Rover

Hottest of 'ultra-hot' planets is so hot its air contains vaporised metal

New observations of the hottest known planet have revealed temperatures similar to those typically seen at the surface of a star, as well as an atmosphere of vaporised iron and titanium.<p>The findings add to the diverse and, in some cases, extreme conditions seen on planets far beyond our own solar …

Weird

Hato Bus still offering Tokyo tourists a mix of the conventional and the quirky after 70 years

Tokyo bus tour operator Hato Bus Co. celebrated its 70th anniversary Tuesday, with its unique jaunts around the capital continuing to attract many …

Tokyo

41 deaths from Ebola in Congo; health officials 'worried'

<b>(CNN) —</b> An ongoing Ebola outbreak is spreading across the Democratic Republic of Congo's North Kivu province, and it has health officials gravely concerned due to conflict in the area along with other factors.<p>The country's Ministry of Health announced Monday that 57 cases of hemorrhagic fever have …

Disease

Most people who think they have a penicillin allergy are wrong. That’s dangerous.

Are you allergic to penicillin? If so, are you sure about that?<p>It’s surprisingly common for people to wrongly think they have a penicillin allergy — and that misconception can be dangerous for their health.<p>Ten percent of all patients in the United States claim to have a penicillin allergy. Of those …

Medicine

CVS nasal spray recall: Sinus relief product may cause deadly infection

A nasal spray sold under the CVS Health brand is being recalled because it may lead to life-threatening infections for certain patients, according to the Food and Drug Administration.<p>Product Quest Manufacturing, maker of the CVS Health 12 Hour Sinus Relief Nasal Mist, has issued a voluntary recall …

CVS Health

Scientists Discover The Secret Weapon Of Stomach Viruses

Researchers have discovered why some stomach bugs hit us so hard — and spread so fast.<p>New research published Wednesday in <i>Cell Host & Microbe</i> found that stomach infections, like norovirus and rotavirus, are more contagious and more potent when the virus particles cluster together.<p>These findings may …

Particles

Deinococcus radiodurans

A tetrad of <i>D. radiodurans</i><p>Scientific …

Melting Glaciers Liberate Ancient Microbes

<i>Editor's Note: This article is an extended version of "Bugs in the Ice Sheet" from the May 2012 Issue of</i> Scientific American<i>.</i><p>BOZEMAN, Mont.—Locked in …

Glaciers

Colder Than Ice: Researchers Discover How Microbes Survive in Subfreezing Conditions - Scientific American Blog Network

Polar glaciers. Photo by Brent Christner.<p>Most microbial researchers grow their microbes in petri-dishes to study how they grow and how they respond …

Biology

Liquid water 'lake' revealed on Mars - BBC News

<b>Researchers have found evidence of an existing body of liquid water on Mars.</b><p>What they believe to be a lake sits under the planet's south polar ice cap, and is about 20km (12 miles) across.<p>Previous research found possible signs of intermittent liquid water flowing on the martian surface, but this is …

St Andrews

There’s Sea Plankton on The International Space Station

Image: NASA<p>Scientists analysing samples from the outside of the International Space Station’s windows have found something surprising - sea plankton …

Space Exploration

Sample Handling - Mars 2020 Rover

STEP 1: Collecting Samples<p>A big job for the rover is collecting carefully selected samples of Mars rock and soil. These samples will be sealed in …

Atoms

Technology

In-situ Exploration and Sample Return: Planetary Protection Technologies<p>Planetary protection technologies are for cleaning and sterilizing spacecraft …

Mars Rover

Microbial oasis discovered beneath the Atacama Desert

Two meters below the surface of the Atacama Desert there is an 'oasis' of microorganisms. Researchers have found it in hypersaline substrates thanks …

Mars Surface May Be Too Toxic for Microbial Life

The hope for Martian life took another blow today. As Ian Sample at <i>The Guardian</i> reports, a new study suggests that in the presence of ultraviolet …

Washington State

Mars Science Laboratory - Curiosity

The latest news, images and videos from NASA's car-sized rover exploring the red planet for evidence the planet could have once supported life.

Mars

MEPAG

8. Methane on Mars<p><b>Discovery:</b> Methane in the martian atmosphere, produced from specific surface regions and confirmed by repeated</b> …

Methane

Microbial perchlorate reduction: rocket-fuelled metabolism

1.<p>Waldman, P. Pentagon hid pollution report lawmakers say. <i>Wall Street Journal</i> (New York, 19 May 2003).<p>2.<p>Renner, R. Perchlorate regulation faces …

Washington D.C.

Perchlorate found on Mars : Nature News

In their first two tastes of Martian soil, scientists with NASA's Phoenix mission have discovered an oxidizer — a class of chemical compounds …

CBSE Videos.com - Rover Landing in Mars

Life on Mars Found by NASA's Viking Mission?

New analysis suggests robots discovered microbes in 1976.<p><b>A fresh look at NASA data suggests that a robotic mission uncovered microbial life on Mars—more than 30 years ago.</b><p>In 1976 NASA sent two space probes, Vikings 1 and 2, to Mars to determine whether life exists on the red planet. The probes …

Mars Express confirms methane in the Martian atmosphere / Mars Express / Space Science / Our Activities / ESA

The Mars Express spacecraft in orbit around Mars<p>30 March 2004<p>During recent observations from the ESA Mars Express spacecraft in orbit around Mars, …

Mars Express

Water may have killed Mars’ magnetic field

Extra hydrogen near the Red Planet’s iron core could have shut down convection.

Magnetism

How Mars lost its atmosphere and became a cold, dry world

A NASA spacecraft orbiting Mars spies solar storms blowing Martian atmosphere away.<p>Since Mariner 4 flew by Mars more than five decades ago, …

Magnetism

Martian Meteorites

<b>Martian Meteorites</b><p>For a current list of classified specimens, click here<p>This site has been developed to fill a perceived need for an up-to-date …

Mars Climate Diagram Database

<b>GENERAL DATA DIAGRAMS</b><br>Local Time of data taken<br>Ls vs. Sol values<br>Solar Distance<br>All Viking-2 diagrams<br>Combined climate diagrams<br>North-South …

Olympus

The Canals of Mars

NASA has announced that water has been discovered on Mars. This isn’t the first time water on Mars has caused a ruckus: around the turn of the 20th …

Greenwich, UK