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A Supermoon Will Eclipse the Sun on Friday the 13th

Science & InnovationStarstruck<p>Only a fortunate few will get to see this rare cosmic coincidence. Are you among their ranks?<p>While the superstitious may avoid venturing outdoors this Friday the 13th, some lucky sky-watchers around the South Pacific may get to witness an event not seen on this spooky …

'Ghost particle' found in Antarctica provides astronomy breakthrough

<b>(CNN) —</b> For the first time, scientists have been able to trace the origins of a ghostly subatomic particle that traveled 3.7 billion light-years to Earth. The tiny, high-energy cosmic particle is called a neutrino, and it was found by sensors deep in the Antarctic ice in the IceCube …

Physics

The weather looks fine on nearby Earth-like planet Ross 128 b

Conditions on the nearest Earth-like planet beyond our solar system might not be too friendly to life, but new research indicates that the situation on the next closest exoplanet may be much more hospitable.<p>While the nearest star beyond our sun, Proxima Centauri, appears to blast its only known …

This 3D-printed origami trap captures delicate sea life without hurting them

A gentler way to grab soft-bodied specimens<p>To call someone “spineless” is an insult on land, but in the ocean, it’s simply a sensible lifestyle choice. From jellyfish to octopuses, anemones to sea cucumbers, life under the waves teems with squishy invertebrates. But while these soft bodies are …

SpaceX: "Mr Steven" Giant Net Tested at High Speeds in Stunning Video

SpaceX’s component-catching ship has got an upgrade. <i>Mr Steven</i>, the vessel designed to catch the fairing from the Falcon 9 as it returns to Earth …

Vandenberg Air Force Base

What Is (And Isn't) Scientific About The Multiverse

The Universe is all there ever was, all there is, and all there will ever be. At least, that’s what we’re told, and that’s what’s implied by the word “Universe” itself. But whatever the true nature of the Universe actually is, our ability to gather information about it is fundamentally limited.<p>It’s …

Dark Matter

Scientists peer into heart of hurricanes to improve intensity forecast

AUSTIN, Texas (Reuters) - Despite advances in predicting where hurricanes are heading, forecasters are still struggling to determine a crucial factor in deciding emergency measures and evacuations: their intensity.<p>With a better way to predict a storm's power, or intensity, people on the ground will …

Asthma deaths rise 25% amid growing air pollution crisis

A record number of people are dying of asthma, and experts have warned growing air pollution and a lack of basic care could be to blame.<p>In England and Wales 1,320 people died of asthma last year, a sharp rise of more than 25% over a decade, according to data from the Office for National …

Pollution

Mars is in its closest approach to Earth since 2003. Here’s how to see it.

By Angela Fritz<p>, Deputy weather editor<p>You’ve probably already seen it this month, perhaps without realizing what it was — the bright, orange “star” in the southeast sky every evening. It’s Mars, our neighbor and fourth from the sun, in its closest approach to Earth since 2003.<p>It rises just after …

Astronomy

Now you can 3D print an entire bike frame

Arevo’s new bikes are made from a thermoplastic embedded with carbon fiber, and can be printed locally, instead of waiting for parts to ship.<p>A typical bike sold in a U.S. bike shop today was made in China and shipped thousands of miles to the store. But a new bike-building robot makes it possible …

Search-and-Rescue Bot Can Change Its Shape and Center of Gravity To Go Anywhere

The RSTAR can't stop, won't stop.<p>A new robot meant to handle search-and-rescue operations has adjustable wheels that allow it to reposition itself to deal with changing conditions. The Rising Sprawl-Tuned Autonomous Robot (RSTAR) can switch between moving over flat surfaces, climbing large …

The timing of your dinner could affect your overall cancer risk

Breast and prostate cancers seem to be more common amongst those who eat dinner late, but it may just be a correlation.<p>Certain routines are less healthy to abide by than others. Drink coffee too late, and you’ll have trouble getting to bed. Stay up too late, and you’re more likely to develop health …

Ireland will be the first country to divest from fossil fuels

In the next five years, it will pull $400 million out of carbon-producing companies.<p>In the last few years, dozens of universities and churches have divested from fossil fuels. The Rockefellers Brothers Fund and the pension fund for public employees in California divested. New York City, Oslo, and …

Lab-grown burgers could be on menus by 2021

It may not be very long before you can go into a restaurant and order "one hamburger, hold the cow." Dutch startup Mosa Meat has secured €7.5 million …

Why are yawns contagious? We asked a scientist

The average adult yawns 20 times per day. And when you feel a yawn coming on, it can be nearly impossible to suppress. But why does being around …

Neurology

This island nation is making the fastest-ever shift to renewables

The island nation of Palau plans to stop buying diesel and go 100% solar by the end of 2019–and offer a blueprint for other island nations to do the same.<p>Like most islands, Palau, a Pacific island nation that bills itself as a pristine paradise, currently relies on diesel fuel to supply almost all …

Renewable Energy

Astronauts Are Using Old Sailing Technology in Space

If we were truly lost in space (Robinson family style), how could we find our way home? Crews on the International Space Station are winding back to …

Genetically modified babies given go ahead by UK ethics body

The creation of babies whose DNA has been altered to give them what parents perceive to be the best chances in life has received a cautious green light in a landmark report from a leading UK ethics body.<p>The Nuffield Council on Bioethics said that changing the DNA of a human embryo could be “morally …

Genetics

Keystone Pipeline's Southern Section Begins Delivering Oil To Gulf Coast

A large section of the controversial Keystone XL pipeline went into official operation Wednesday, in a move that supporters say will help ease the flow of oil to refineries in the Gulf Coast region. The Obama administration has yet to rule on the project's northern portion.<p>The 487-mile pipeline, …

Space travel vital to our survival, says UK astronaut

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/science_environment/1046000/1046583_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1534638497_c13de5e8884587d233d5b9926d13e4d2<p><b>The British astronaut who is set to go into space next year has said that learning how to live and work in space will be essential to</b> …

Space Science

Old Mars Rover Finds New Signs of Life

Just about all the important news from Mars over the past year and a half has come courtesy of the six-wheeled, instrument-laden, SUV-size Mars …

China installed more solar panels in 2013 than any country ever has

China is now home to more solar panels than any other country, after installing 12 gigawatts of solar panels in 2013, according to Bloomberg New Energy Finance. That’s equal to the total amount of panels in the entire United States, and more than any country has ever added in a single year. …

Solar Power

Opportunity rover finds fresh signs that ancient Mars was life-friendly

Ten years after it landed on Mars, NASA's Opportunity rover has hit pay dirt again: This time, the rover's scientists are reporting new evidence that garden-variety life could have thrived on the Red Planet billions of years ago.<p>Not long after Opportunity bounced to the surface in 2004, the …

Beijing to spend £76bn to improve air quality | Jennifer Duggan

Authorities in China's capital announce tough new measures to tackle hazardous levels of air pollution<p>In an attempt to clean up the smoggy air in the Chinese capital, Beijing's authorities have introduced a new set of measures to cut emissions and allocated 760 billion yuan (£75.8 billion) to …

How to invest in the hottest stock sectors

Industry-momentum portfolios — which jump into and out of various sector funds in an attempt to profit from those performing best at any given time — …

Investing

Propane shortage reaches emergency levels

WASHINGTON — As brutally cold temperatures continue to blast much of the nation, a propane shortage is driving up heating bills, prompting accusations of price gouging and leading to energy emergencies in more than a dozen states, from Alabama to Michigan.<p>The lack of propane has forced the closing …

Study links DDT exposure to Alzheimer's disease

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Simple way to make stem cells in half an hour hailed as major discovery

A radical and remarkably easy way to make cells that can grow into any tissue in the body has been developed by scientists in Japan.<p>The feat has been hailed as a major discovery by researchers familiar with the work, and if it can be repeated in human tissue, could lead to cheap and simple …

Testosterone therapy doubles heart risk in older men

Taking testosterone therapy doubled the risk of heart attack among men over age 65 and nearly tripled the risk in younger men with a history of heart disease, a new study shows.<p>The report, which involved 56,000 men, is the latest in a series of studies raising concerns about the heart attack risk …

Obama targets long-term unemployed

President Barack Obama on Friday will call on companies to help the long-term unemployed find jobs and issue a presidential memorandum pledging the federal government to do the same.<p>Obama and Vice President Joe Biden will meet with the chief executives of large businesses in the morning to discuss …