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In the hunt for new antibiotics, scientists hit pay dirt

Scientists have discovered a new kind of antibiotic — buried in dirt. Tests in animals show that it is effective against drug-resistant bacteria, and it could lead to desperately needed treatments for deadly antibiotic-resistant infections.<p>Almost our entire arsenal of antibiotics was discovered in …

Biology

Setting the gold standard: Chemistry professor is first to use light to make gold crystal nanoparticles

A researchers has figured out how gold can be used in crystals grown by light to create nanoparticles, a discovery that has major implications for …

HD 131399Ab: Scientists discover strange planet with three suns - Science News - ABC News

An international team of astronomers have announced the discovery of a strange planet in a faraway solar system that contains not just one sun, but …

Universe

Raw Footage of Killer Cop Jeronimo Yanez Murdering Philando Castile

Saving devils, in a single disease-free corner of Tasmania

TASMAN PENINSULA, Australia (AP) — Drive over one narrow isthmus in Tasmania, and then another, and you'll reach the last place on Earth where wild Tasmanian devils live apart from a contagious cancer that threatens the fearsome marsupials' existence. Conservationists are doing everything they can …

National Parks

Firearms and Self Defense - David Leyonhjelm

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Australia

Antarctic Ice Melt May Be Worse Than Scientists Thought

Melting ice from one of Antarctica’s largest glaciers due to climate change could raise global sea levels by more than 2 meters (6.6 feet), according …

Global Warming

How a chemist at Yale found a whole new way to take on cancer

It would spark a revolutionary approach to treating cancers, attract tens of millions in investments, and set rival companies on a scientific race. At the center of it all? A tiny garbage truck.<p>It's called the proteasome, and its job is to chew up and get rid of your cells' obsolete and broken …

Protein

Microsoft Applicant Shares Crazy Hard Interview Question That Left Him Stumped

The Brain Photo credit: hans engbers/ShutterstockIf you're going for an interview at one of the world’s top tech companies, you need to know your …

Employment

Pentagon: 'Unsafe' intercept over South China Sea

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> At least two Chinese J-11 tactical aircraft carried out an "unsafe" intercept of a United States EP-3 reconnaissance aircraft that was conducting a routine mission in international airspace over the South China Sea, a U.S. defense official told CNN Wednesday.<p>The Chinese jets came …

Military

Space exploration will spur transhumanism and mitigate existential risk

When people think about rocket ships and space exploration, they often imagine traveling across the Milky Way, landing on mysterious planets and even meeting alien life forms.<p>In reality, humans’ drive to get off Planet Earth has led to tremendous technological advances in our mundane daily lives — …

Space Exploration

Vietnam 'blocks' Facebook over the weekend due to protests over dead fish

Vietnamese Facebook users had problems accessing the popular social network over the past weekend, apparently due to an ongoing protest that the …

Vietnam

Surgeons Just Removed The World's Tiniest Phone From a Prisoner's Stomach

We don’t even want to know how it got in there.<p>Just yesterday we were marvelling at the unique value of medical case reports in highlighting some of …

Medicine

Completely unsurprisingly, coal dust kills coral, too

To the shock of no one, it turns out that coal dust is pretty bad for just about everything. People? Turns their lungs the wrong color. Rats? Plaque …

3tags.org

Vanadium: The “Beautiful Metal" That Stores Energy

Environment Photo credit: The metal is extracted from brightly coloured ore. farbled / shutterstockAn unheralded metal could become a crucial part of …

Clean Energy

No human alive has seen 7 months this hot before

<i>This story was originally published by Slate and is reproduced here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration.</i><p><i>N.B. If this article sounds familiar,</i> …

Global Warming

10 facts about black holes

One contender for the smallest thing in the universe is the singularity at the center of a black hole. (Shown here, an artist's drawing of a black hole pulling gas away from a companion star.)NASA E/PO, Sonoma State University, Aurore Simonnet<p>Black holes are the only objects in the universe that …

Black Holes