Linda Crawley

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How Fake News Turned a Small Town Upside Down

On a Tuesday morning in June 2016, Nathan Brown, a reporter for The Times-News, the local paper in Twin Falls, Idaho, strolled into the office and cleared off a spot for his coffee cup amid the documents and notebooks piled on his desk. Brown, 32, started his career at a paper in upstate New York, …

Journalism

If you're drinking tap water, you're consuming plastic pollutants

Microscopic plastic fibers are pouring out of household faucets from New York to Delhi, according to original research by Orb Media, a nonprofit digital newsroom in Washington, DC.<p>Working with researchers at the State University of New York and the University of Minnesota, Orb tested 159 drinking …

Supersonic Plasma Jets Detected in the Earth’s Atmosphere

For the first time ever, supersonic plasma jets have been detected in the Earth’s atmosphere that may be responsible for some pretty harsh weather …

There’s an ‘Earth-like’ planet with an atmosphere just 39 light-years away

By Sarah Kaplan<p>, Reporter<p>There are a lot of good reasons to be captivated by the exoplanet GJ 1132b. Located in the constellation Vela, it's a mere 39 light-years from Earth — just a hop, skip and a jump in galactic terms. It's similar to Earth in terms of size and mass, and it dances in a close-in …

Astronomers just turned on a planet-size telescope to take a picture of a black hole

Every image you’ve seen of a black hole is an illustration. A giant “virtual” telescope may change that.<p>The closest astronomers have come to directly “seeing” a black hole happened last year, when the LIGO observatory detected the spacetime-warping gravitational waves radiating from a pair of black …

How to Make Pickled Eggs in Every Natural Color & Flavor Under the Sun

You know how people say salt your pasta water so it tastes like the sea? And if you don't, no matter how much you salt your pasta sauce, you're sort of already screwed? Pickling eggs has a similar effect. <b>You can add all the vinegar you want to your egg salad, but using pickled eggs will always be</b> …

NASA's $1 billion Jupiter probe just sent back breathtaking new images of the gas giant

A probe the size of a basketball court has taken unprecedented new images of Jupiter.<p>NASA's $1 billion Juno spacecraft, launched in August 2011, took five years to reach and settle into orbit around the gas giant, which is more than 415 million miles from Earth.<p>The probe has so far photographed …

Astronomy

The Truth about Time Crystals

Many people in the science world are getting very excited about the fact that we’ve just observed time crystals. And as cool as that sounds, there’s …

Quantum Physics

Scientists convert spinach leaves into human heart tissue — that beats

By Ben Guarino<p>, Reporter<p>If an overhyped vegetable existed before marketers coined the term superfood — and long before Oprah Winfrey chatted up acai berries with Dr. Oz — look no further than spinach. (Here’s to Popeye, eating the stuff by the can to inflate his biceps.) Spinach alone, of course, …

Spinach

Thousands of worlds may lurk beyond Pluto — and a stunning new animation shows the ones we've found

You may be familiar with our solar system's eight planets — Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, and Neptune. There's also their famous dwarf-planet companion, Pluto.<p>But this icy world may just be an appetizer to what lurks in a region beyond Pluto called the Kuiper Belt.<p>As this …

Astronomy

Let The 10th Doctor Teach You Einstein's General Relativity in 3 Minutes

Who better to explain space-time?<p>On 14 March 2017, the world celebrated what would have been Albert Einstein's 138th birthday. But while all of us …

Nasa proposes artificial magnetic shield around Mars to restore its atmosphere, make life possible

The scientists believe that it will protect the planet from high energy solar particles from the sun.<p>National Aeronautics and Space Administration …

The Universe Is as Spooky as Einstein Thought

In a brilliant new experiment, physicists have confirmed one of the most mysterious laws of the cosmos.<p>There might be no getting around what Albert Einstein called “spooky action at a distance.” With an experiment described this week in <i>Physical Review Letters</i>—a feat that involved harnessing …

Quantum Physics

Scientists think they finally know how Antarctica was formed, and it contains 'an interesting lesson' about our future

Still, it's remained a bit of a mystery how the ice sheets on the continent came to be.<p>About 34 million years ago, the Antarctica ice sheets formed very rapidly, which has puzzled scientists. There are two main competing theories for its creation, both of which are based on global climate change …

Climate Change

Astronomers discovered a rogue, wandering black hole hiding in our galaxy — and it's one of millions

Of the hundreds of millions (perhaps billions) of black holes scientists suspect are floating around in our galaxy, only about 60 have been found. The closest black hole that we know of is around 3,000 light-years away.<p>But astronomers believe they've spotted a rogue black hole hidden within a …

Universe

Physicists Have Found a Metal That Conducts Electricity But Not Heat

Defying one of the most fundamental laws of conductors.<p>Researchers have identified a metal that conducts electricity without conducting heat - an …

Physics

Ask Ethan: What Is Spacetime?

When it comes to understanding the Universe, there are a few things everyone’s heard of: Schrödinger’s cat, the Twin Paradox and E = mc^2. But despite being around for over 100 years now, General Relativity — Einstein’s greatest achievement — is largely mysterious to everyone from the general …

Physics

The 13 Best Superfoods, According To Registered Dietitians

These days the term “superfood” gets tossed around a lot. So much so that it seems like there’s a new so-called super ingredient every day. And it …

EmDrive: Has the 'impossible' technology started a new space race between US and China? - IBTimes India

The controversial EmDrive space propulsion engine technology is said to function without any rocket fuel and aid astronomers in space travel much …

Quake swarm near the California-Mexico border gets scientists' attention

A swarm of more than 250 small earthquakes have struck since New Year's Eve near the California-Mexico border, causing unease among residents and attention from scientists.<p>The strongest earthquake in the sequence was magnitude 3.9, striking directly underneath the town of Brawley, about 170 miles …

Geology

It's Official: A Brand-New Human Organ Has Been Classified

Your body now has an extra organ.<p>Researchers have classified a brand-new organ inside our bodies, one that's been hiding in plain sight in our …

Medical School

See the Most Beautiful Sights in America on This $213 Train Trip

A big adventure doesn't have to cost you a fortune.<p>If one of your 2017 resolutions is to see all of the beauty and history that America has to offer on a dime, then you're going to love this supremely affordable travel idea.<p>Thanks to a brilliant train route devised by travel expert and blogger …

I’m a scientist who has gotten death threats. I fear what may happen under Trump.

By Michael E. Mann<p><i> Michael E. Mann is a professor of atmospheric science and director of the Earth System Science Center at Penn State University. He co-authored, with Washington Post cartoonist Tom Toles, “The Madhouse Effect: How Climate Change Denial Is Threatening Our Planet, Destroying Our</i> …

Climate

NASA Isn't Getting Back the Priceless Moon Bag It Accidentally Sold

The bag used to collect moon rocks during the Apollo 11 mission was mistakenly sold for only $1,000.<p>A bag used to collect lunar samples during the first manned mission to the moon legally belongs to an Illinois woman who bought it for $995 when it was mistakenly sold during a government auction, a …

Space Science

The Arctic’s warming trends are ‘truly unprecedented’

A record-setting year for the Arctic<p>Every day seems to be Horrible Climate Change News Day. We learn of major airports that are going to be underwater because of sea level rise, a chunk of sea ice the size of India melting in the Antarctic, and glaciers cracking from the inside out. Today’s …

Ammonia Has Been Detected in Earth's Lower Atmosphere For The First Time

There's no escaping it.<p>For the first time, scientists have detected trace amounts of ammonia in the upper troposphere - the lowest of Earth's …

7 flawless TV series from 2016 that you seriously need to watch if you haven't yet

2016 has taken a lot from us, but it also gave us some of the most original and innovative TV shows to have ever graced our screens. Thanks to the …

This space engine breaks a law of physics. But a NASA test says it works anyway.

By Sarah Kaplan<p>, Reporter<p>NASA scientists have been daydreaming about a new kind of engine that could carry astronauts to Mars in 70 days without burning any fuel. Now, in a new paper published in the peer-reviewed Journal of Propulsion and Power, they say that it might really work.<p>The paper, …

Physics

How Photographers Captured the Biggest Full Moon in 70 Years

We won't see anything like it again until 2034.<p>Early this morning, astrophotographers got their closest look at the moon in 70 years, and the internet won't stop talking about it. The so-called "supermoon" is a flashy name for any full moon in October, November, and December, when its elliptical …

Why Are Investors Cold on Nintendo’s New Console?

The stock market is not hot on Switch, but the stock market is weird.<p>On Thursday morning Nintendo finally revealed its next console, Switch. The device, previously codenamed "NX," was what many suspected it was going to be based on Nintendo's patent filings. It's a home console and mobile device …