Julio Fuentes

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Congress Prepares Empty Assault On Government Porn

If you thought Congress would fend off a government shutdown without implementing three meaningless riders targeting government porn, well: You thought wrong.<p>The so-called cromnibus, which will fund most of the federal government's operations through next year, includes a host of provisions that …

Declining in older adults, colorectal cancer jumps in the young

New diagnoses of colorectal cancers, which have been on the decline for years among those over 50, are increasing "exponentially" among those between the ages of 20 and 49, new research has found.<p>By the year 2030, the rate of new diagnoses among the under-50 set can be expected to nearly double, …

Hole-punch clouds are made by jets

Sometimes people report them as UFOs, but they’re called hole-punch clouds and they’re made by jets. The connection between hole-punch clouds, jets …

Are CT scans for lung cancer worth the cost?

Using CT scans to screen older smokers for lung cancer may be more cost-effective than doing nothing at all. But only if certain assumptions prove …

Google made a 'Google Drive for genomes,' and it wants hospitals and universities to sign on

Storing and analyzing patients' genomes in the cloud<p>Google wants to help university labs and hospitals store their clients’ genomes in the cloud, and they’re calling the effort "Google Genomics."<p>Google wants researchers to "explore genetic variation interactively."<p>Google Genomics was actually …

Study shows direct brain interface between humans

If the brain-to-brain interface was successful, the receiver's hand would twitch, pressing the touchpad and firing the cannon that was displayed on …

How to make a diamond from scratch - with peanut butter

Understanding the way diamonds are formed deep in the Earth could explain how life evolved on our planet. So a team in Germany are attempting to forge the gemstones themselves, from carbon dioxide – and peanut butter. David Robson reports.<p>Every so often, Dan Frost hears a dull thud and his office …

Why Orion Capsule's Test Flight Is a 'Big (Freakin') Deal' for NASA

Space<p>NASA Administrator Charles Bolden is the last person you'd expect to drop the F-bomb in public, but when it comes to next month's test flight of the space agency's Orion deep-space capsule, he's willing to come perilously close.<p>"That's a big deal," Bolden told a luncheon audience last week at …

You Can Gas Up Your Car With Garbage, If It's The 2015 Chevrolet Impala Bi-Fuel

With the 2015 Chevrolet Impala Bi-Fuel, drivers can top off their tank with waste byproducts, almost like Dr. Emmett Brown — aka “Doc” — did with his time-traveling DeLorean in the movie "Back to the Future."<p>But instead of dumping banana peels and backwash from a beer can directly into the …

Natural Gas

Plastic fish are coming to save salmon

New 'sensor fish' measure forces exerted by dam turbines more accurately<p>Hydroelectric energy sources might be friendlier to the environment at large than coal or gas fired plants can be, but the huge dams needed for the generation of electricity from water sources can cause problems for fish forced …

Inflatable Incubator Could Save Premature Babies

But we're not sure why it's shaped like a toaster oven<p>Over a million children die each year due to complications of preterm birth, according to the World Health Organization. Developing nations are plagued with high infant mortality rates, where much of the population does not have access to …

How A Tilt Toward Safety Stopped A Scientist's Virus Research

As cases of a worrisome respiratory virus continue to pop up in the Middle East, scientists who study it in the U.S. are struggling to understand how they'll be affected by a government moratorium on certain kinds of experiments.<p>One of those researchers is Ralph Baric, a virologist at the …

Why Thousands Of People Are Willing To Die On Mars

More than 200,000 aspiring space explorers volunteered for a one-way trip to Mars. Are they insane?<p><i>Editor's note: Mars One recently narrowed its pool of candidates to 100 people--many of whom we featured in the November 2014 issue (part of which exists here). We've reposted this story for your</i> …

Facing Rising Sea Levels, Boston Ponders Canals

Just how much do you love that dirty water?<p>With the specter of rising sea levels threatening many metropolises worldwide, cities are starting to rethink what their future might look like. And in Boston, that future might look a little bit like Venice, canals and all.<p>A nonprofit research group, the …

Sea Level

Melting Arctic sea ice doubles the chances of harsh winters in other parts of the world

A new study published in Nature Geoscience indicates the increased melting of Arctic sea ice is linked to colder winters in parts of Europe, Asia and North America.<p>The study looked at a key region of Arctic ice melt in the Barents-Kara Sea, north of Scandinavia and west of Russia. It found that …

Geoengineering could prevent climate effects caused by giant volcanic eruptions

Shooting huge amounts of non-ozone-harming greenhouse gases into the atmosphere could counteract vast volcanic sulphur clouds that cause perpetual winters, new research suggests<p>The perpetual winters that follow giant volcanic eruptions could be avoided by shooting greenhouse gases into the …

As many as half of all stars reside outside of galaxies, study finds

Even stars can get lost in space.<p>Scientists who shot a rocket up beyond Earth’s atmosphere for a matter of minutes have made a remarkable discovery about the diffuse background light that permeates the universe: As many as half of all stars may have been stripped from their home galaxies and flung …