Tim Rehak

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Modified measles virus destroys cancer in early clinical trial

Promising early results from a clinical trial at the Mayo Clinic out this week suggest that a modified version of the measles virus can be used to target cancer cells and put the condition into remission. Researchers intravenously delivered 10,000 times the typical dosage of measles vaccine to two …

Carbon Dioxide Levels Rocketed to an Apex in April — and It's Not Stopping

As scientists expected, April became the first month in human history to have an average concentration of carbon dioxide — the main long-lived global …

Galactic Cannonball Heading Our Way

Astronomers have known about celestial objects called globular clusters for centuries. They’re collections of maybe 100,000 stars, tightly bunched …

Big Bang's "Smoking Gun" Confirms Early Universe's Exponential Growth

Observations confirm "inflation" of early universe to cosmological sizes in early instant.<p>Surprisingly strong gravitational waves rippled through the fiery aftermath of the Big Bang, astronomers announced Monday, a finding that confirms the cosmos grew to a stunningly vast size in its very first …

US tech giants knew of NSA data collection, agency's top lawyer insists

NSA general counsel Rajesh De says big tech companies like Yahoo and Google provided ‘full assistance’ in legally mandated collection of data<p>The senior lawyer for the National Security Agency stated on Wednesday that US technology companies were fully aware of the surveillance agency’s widespread …

Road Trip: The Big Island of Hawaii

Warm beaches, cool highlands, active lava flows, and lush jungles await.<p>The best way to see Hawaii's Big Island is to drive around it. You'll soon be immersed in a varied landscape unlike any other in the United States. You'll encounter lava desert, jungle, farmland, active lava flows, warm …

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Rooftoppers Secretly Climb 650-Meter-High Crane in Shanghai

Russian photographers and adrenaline junkies Vitaly Raskalov and Vadim Makhorov, who are no strangers to traveling to the world's towering skyscrapers and climbing them with absolutely no safety gear, have recently conquered the second tallest building in the world. The daredevil duo managed to …

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1 In 4 Americans Thinks The Sun Goes Around The Earth, Survey Says

A quarter of Americans surveyed could not correctly answer that the Earth revolves around the sun and not the other way around, according to a report out Friday from the National Science Foundation.<p>The survey of 2,200 people in the United States was conducted by the NSF in 2012 and released on …

The Week In Numbers: The Oldest Star In The Universe, Gaming For Science, And More

<b>90 minutes</b>: the time it takes to make your own light-up Valentine's Day card using conductive ink<p><b>13 billion years</b>: the age of the oldest known star in the universe<p><b>14,000 tons</b>: the mass of Fermilab's unfinished, 500-mile-long neutrino detector, which saw its first particles this week<p><b>73 percent</b>: the …

9 Amazing Pieces Of 3-D-Printed Art

Creepy babies, skulls and more, from the 3D Printshow this week in New York<p>The 2014 New York 3D Printshow launched at the Metropolitan Pavilion on Wednesday, bringing together big names from the 3-D printing industry with creative individuals who apply the technology to art and fashion. The annual …

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Mars mystery solved: doughnut-shaped rock was rover roadkill

Mars watchers got excited last month when NASA's Opportunity Rover snapped a surprising set of pictures: a jelly doughnut-shaped rock had seemingly appeared where none previously existed. However, it appears the rock, dubbed "Pinnacle Island" by researchers, has a surprisingly simple explanation. …

APOD: NGC 2359: Thor's Helmet (2014 Feb 15) Image Credit & Copyright: Bob and Janice Fera (Fera Photography) http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap140215.html Explanation: This helmet-shaped cosmic cloud with wing-like appendages is popularly called Thor's Helmet. Heroically sized even for a Norse god, Thor's Helmet is about 30 light-years across. In fact, the helmet is more like an interstellar bubble, blown as a fast wind from the bright, massive star near the bubble's center sweeps through a surrounding molecular cloud. Known as a Wolf-Rayet star, the central star is an extremely hot giant thought to be in a brief, pre-supernova stage of evolution. Cataloged as NGC 2359, the nebula is located about 15,000 light-years away in the constellation Canis Major. The sharp image, made using broadband and narrowband filters, captures striking details of the nebula's filamentary structures. It shows off a blue-green color from strong emission due to oxygen atoms in the glowing gas. http://www.feraphotography.com/ Starship Asterisk* • APOD Discussion Page http://asterisk.apod.com/discuss_apod.php?date=140215 #APOD

Cheesy Polaroid Novelty Product Doles Out Cheese Slices Instead of Instant Pictures

We’re big fans of cheesy, photo-related novelty products like lens clocks and speakers that look like a Canon DSLR. But when it comes to cheesy, the …