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This Is The Number One Fact That Can Change a Climate Denier's Mind

All is not lost.

Research

Here's How The Voice in Your Head Tricks Your Brain Into Thinking It's Real

Fascinating.<p>Our brain considers talking to ourselves in our minds very similar to talking to other people, according to new research, and that could …

Nanoparticles detect and track cancer months before traditional imaging techniques

A team from Rutgers University has devised a ground-breaking new method for detecting tiny cancerous tumors. Using light-emitting nanoparticles the …

The Geminid meteor shower is upon us and might be one of the best ever

<b>(CNN) —</b> If you're looking for a fantastic light show December 13-14, all you need to do is look up.<p>The annual Geminid meteor shower is one of the most spectacular meteor showers of the year. This year is expected to be the best meteor shower ever.<p>"With August's Perseids obscured by bright …

We’ve finally identified what the Earth sounds like

This is the real Earth song<p>Thanks to a team of scientists, we now know what the Earth’s own song sounds like. Spoiler, it’s nothing like Michael …

Michael Jackson

How Scientists Are Growing Mini Brains In Petri Dishes For Experiments

All week, <i>All Things Considered</i> is offering Highly Specific Superlatives in honor of the year that was. On Tuesday, we look at the weirdest leap forward in brain science. Researchers can now grow mini brains in a petri dish and then experiment on them.<p>Transcript<p>KELLY MCEVERS, HOST:<p>All this week we …

Cassini Detected Something Weird as It Passed Through The Shadow of Saturn's Rings

A noticeable atmospheric shift.<p>Although Cassini's demise was the end of an era for unprecedented Saturn observation, it also went out on a high …

Four more Galileo satellites enter space

An Ariane 5 rocket will put four more navigation satellites in orbit, bringing the total in Europe's global positioning arsenal to 22. It is a year …

Space Exploration

Earth's hum heard as never before

The Earth hums, and scientists have for the first time recorded the sound in the ocean. Using seismometers in the Indian Ocean, researchers picked up on the sound that is way, way too low for mere human ears to hear, reports Live Science.<p>No recording is available, but a Columbia University …

Huge Breakthrough as Experimental Drug Is First-Ever to Suppress Huntington's Protein

It's being touted as a "game-changer".<p>The first human trial of an experimental drug designed to combat Huntington's disease has delivered a success …

Cognitive Impairment

Early Earth Pelted By Way More Debris Than Scientists Thought

Early in Earth's history, a violent collision with another planetary body created a huge mess, but just <i>how much</i> of a mess has been debated. What we …

Earth Science

NASA to make major announcement Thursday, will reveal new Kepler discovery

NASA has announced it will make an announcement surrounding a new discovery from its Kepler mission, a space telescope used to find exoplanets.<p>The announcement, set for 1 p.m. EST on Dec. 14, will showcase a new discovery using machine learning techniques from Google. "Machine learning is an …

Geminid Meteor Shower Peaks This Week! How to See Year's Best Meteor Display

Were it not for this past summer's Great American Solar Eclipse<i>,</i> the most anticipated celestial event in 2017 would almost certainly be the upcoming …

Astronomy

Evaluating Personality Tests

A drive to better understand ourselves and the people around us has led to the creation of a thriving industry built around personality testing.<p>Transcript<p>STEVE INSKEEP, HOST:<p>If anybody with Internet access eventually sees the offer click here and take an online personality test, they're not very …

Harry Potter

Microsoft doubles down on its ‘AI for Earth’ initiative, pledging $50M at Paris climate event

Microsoft today pledged $50 million over five years for an initiative to use artificial intelligence to tackle the world’s most pressing …

Artificial Intelligence

The Secret to Sorting 25,000 Jumbled Dice Involves Some Surprisingly Simple Physics

Physics has a bit of a problem. Stuff that you don’t really think about, like single items moving on frictionless surfaces or two bodies traveling in …

Scientists Have Finally Caught The Eerie Hum of Earth Deep Under The Sea

Ommmm.<p>For the past few decades, something has been becoming increasingly clear: Earth constantly hums, even though we can't hear it.<p>The first attempt …

Earth Science

Canola oil linked to Alzheimer's complications in new study

Canola is generally considered a healthy oil thanks to its ability to reduce LDL cholesterol in the blood and lower the risk of heart disease. A new …

Lead us not into mistranslation: pope wants Lord's Prayer changed

Pope Francis says wording of prayer in English implies that God induces temptation – but that is Satan’s department<p>Pope Francis has called for the English wording of the Lord’s Prayer to be changed, because it implies God “induces temptation”.<p>The prayer asks God to “lead us not into …

Pope Francis

Scientists may have found a way to inject information directly into the brain - IBTimes India

In a new study, scientists have used electrical currents to inject information directly into the brains of monkeys.<p>Scientists have apparently figured …

New metallic glass material created by starving it of nuclei

Metallic glass is an emerging type of material, so its secrets are still being discovered. While working with the stuff, a team of Yale researchers …

Nature Communications

Artificial life just moved a step closer to reality

Innovation<p>Scientists say semisynthetic microbes could bring more effective medications.<p><i>In brief: After a scientist added X and Y nucleotide bases to E. coli bacteria's natural genetic alphabet, the DNA generated new proteins. This is the first time an organism has made proteins using anything other</i> …

E.coli

A powerful storm pounding Britain is so strong it poses a 'danger to life'

Storm Caroline may pose a "danger to life" as it moves across northern Britain from Thursday to Saturday, the Met Office has warned.<p>The storm is currently sweeping across the UK's northern-most regions. The Met Office issued on Thursday an amber alert— the second-highest out of three warning levels …

Most Scientists Agree Another Pangaea Is Certain, Disagree How It Will Look

It was one heck of a merger. Around 300 million years ago, nearly all the world's landmasses clumped together, forming a supercontinent called …

China Has Launched World's First Electric Zero-Emissions Cargo Ship

But we're surprised about their choice of payload.<p>China is now the proud owner of the world's first all-electric cargo ship and has already put the …

This Extreme Diet Reversed Type 2 Diabetes in Up to 86% of Patients

Incredible.<p>Type 2 diabetes isn't necessarily for life, with a 2017 clinical trial providing some of the clearest evidence yet that the condition can …

Yetis? Nope. DNA study says bears

A new DNA study of purported Yeti samples from museums and private collections is providing insight into the origins of this Himalayan …

Bears

How Birth Order Relates To Job Success

New social science research explores the relationship between who becomes a CEO and family birth order. First-born sons are far more likely to be represented among the ranks of CEOs.<p>Transcript<p>RACHEL MARTIN, HOST:<p>Parents are not supposed to play favorites with their kids, but we have known for a …

Siblings

Satellite images show extent of air pollution worldwide

BERLIN (AP) — Images taken by a new European satellite show the levels and distribution of air pollutants around the world, including ash spewing …

This Surreal Shot of Jupiter’s Clouds Is Exactly What We Need Right Now

Just look at this incredibly detailed photo of Jupiter’s clouds as captured by NASA’s Juno spacecraft. It’s an otherworldly distraction to keep our …