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Scientists predict an unusually warm winter this year in most of the US — here's why

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration recently released their weather forecast for the upcoming winter. Following is a transcript of the video.<p>Here's the 2017-2018 winter forecast: Meteorologists predict a high chance of abnormally warm weather for Hawaii, northwest Alaska, most of …

Global Warming

Prenatal acetaminophen may affect masculinity

When we have a headache or a cold, many of us pop a Tylenol without a second thought. But acetaminophen - the active analgesic ingredient in the drug …

Astronomers just achieved something Einstein said was impossible

Albert Einstein himself believed it couldn't be done.<p>A few decades after he published his theory of general relativity, a colleague asked the famous physicist whether the concept could be used to calculate the weight of a star. Theoretically, yes, was his reply. If one star passed in front of …

Physics

Mathematician Proposes Blocking Tsunamis with Sound Waves

Whether or not we could ever engineer such a thing is uncertain.<p>Usama Kadri, a mathematician at Cardiff University in the UK, has published new calculations in the open-access journal <i>Heliyon</i> demonstrating the possibility of neutralizing tsunamis with underwater sound waves. While actually …

Physics

5 Plants That Can Help Purify Indoor Air, According to Science

New research shows these common house plants all absorb harmful chemicals.<p>Dracaena (Dracaena frangas)<p>All five plants did a good job removing acetone …

Physicists Squeeze Water Molecules Into an Entirely New State

Beyond solids, liquids, and gases.<p>Physicists from the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory have discovered a new state of water that cannot be explained as a solid, liquid, or gas. It is a peculiar, and like exceedingly common, "other" state that water molecules are forced to exist …

Physics

NASA astronaut Scott Kelly lands safely following year in space

340 days without gravity<p>NASA astronaut Scott Kelly landed safely in Kazakhstan this evening, putting an end to his nearly year-long stay aboard the International Space Station. A Russian Soyuz capsule brought Kelly and two of his fellow Russia crew members home, a seven-hour-trip. Kelly has now …

Blood test that reveals 'true age' shows risk of dying from cancer

The difference between biological age and chronological age can be used to predict cancer<p>The difference between a person's biological and physical age can predict whether they will get and die from cancer, a study has found.<p>Changes in how genes work can be spotted in blood tests and used to work …

Matter will be created from light within a year, claim scientists

In a neat demonstration of E=mc2, physicists believe they can create electrons and positrons from colliding photons<p>Researchers have worked out how to make matter from pure light and are drawing up plans to demonstrate the feat within the next 12 months.<p>The theory underpinning the idea was first …