Reece Kohn

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Israeli official: Future Western Wall train station to be named after Trump

A future train station in Jerusalem near the sacred Western Wall will bear the name of President Donald Trump, Israel’s minister of transportation said Wednesday, calling it an honor bestowed in response to Trump’s decision to recognize Jerusalem as the Israeli capital.<p>“The Western Wall is the …

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Volkswagen purchases $15 million D-Wave quantum computers

<b>Volkswagen has become a customer of D-Wave Systems, which builds quantum computers that cost $15 million each.</b><p>Martin Hofmann, VW’s chief information …

Australia's ambitious plan to win the quantum race

Professor Michelle Simmons thinks Australia has what it takes to be the first to the finish line in the international quantum computing race.<p>Quantum …

Big Bang Confirmed Again, This Time By The Universe's First Atoms

The Big Bang is the leading theory as to where our Universe came from. The Universe was hotter, denser, more uniform, and smaller in the past, and is only as vast as it is today due to the fabric of expanding space. This idea was extremely controversial for many decades, until detailed observations …

Physics

Lightning reshapes rocks at the atomic level, study finds

The layer was also porous, almost like a foam, due to the lightning's heat vaporizing the rock's surface. A chemical analysis of the fulgurite layer …

China’s carbon emissions overestimated

Analysis could force climate scientists to revisit estimates of global cycle.<p>China’s carbon emissions may be significantly lower than previously …

Fastest moving glacier in the world sheds 12.5 sq km chunk of ice

Satellite images show that the fastest moving glacier in the world shed a chunk of ice measuring around 12.5 sq km this week – one of the most …

Global Warming

Mysterious fairy circles killed by water

Water is life for all of Earth’s creatures, but for fairy circles, it’s death. New research finds that these strange, barren patches of soil—located …

Southern Ocean sucks up more carbon dioxide than was thought

Remote ocean has doubled its intake of the greenhouse gas since 2000, reversing an earlier decline.<p>The Southern Ocean, which each year soaks up …

Images of Pluto's moon Charon show huge fractures and hints of icy 'lava flows'

Since the New Horizons probe flew through the Pluto system on July 14, most of the attention has been on Pluto itself. But it also has a …

Solar System

How does El Nino warm the entire globe?

We regularly hear about how El Niño events raise the temperature across much of the planet, contributing to spikes in global average temperature such …

Three of Earth’s largest extinctions may have been caused by loss of essential element

Concentrations of selenium, a vital element for many organisms at the base of today’s ocean food chain, dropped substantially in seawater in advance …

Icy volcanoes may dot Pluto's surface

New Horizons mission spots a pair of mountains with deep pits at their centres.<p>Two icy volcanoes may lurk near Pluto’s south pole, images from NASA’s …

Blood Anatomy and Physiology

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The Components of Blood and Their Importance

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Your blood contains three major cell types: platelets, white blood cells and red blood cells. Platelets clump together to form blood clots or scabs to begin healing after an injury, while white blood cells make up a part of your immune system and fight infection. Red blood cells, also called …

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9 Blood Building Foods for Anemia and Iron Deficiency

The most essential nutrients necessary for optimal red blood cell formation include: Iron, B6, B12, and Folate. Incorporating a variety of these …

A Naked Black Hole Is Streaking Across the Universe

Black holes are mysterious cosmic monsters, shrouded in a thick veil of gas and dust. They lurk in the heart of galaxies, waiting to gobble up stars …

Universe

How Can We Terraform the Solar System?

Ever played Spore? If you have (and reached the space stage) you’ll know that one of the most important parts of being a space faring race is the …

What Will Happen When Betelgeuse Explodes?

Every star will someday run out of fuel in its core, bringing an end to its run as natural source of nuclear fusion in the Universe. While stars like our Sun will fuse hydrogen into helium and then — swelling into a red giant — helium into carbon, there are other, more massive stars which can …

Universe

Scientists Discover Fast-Moving Galaxies That May Contradict Einstein's Theory of Gravity

A discovery of fast-moving galaxies, <b>10 million light years wide,</b> may cause physicists to re-examine Einstein’s theory of relativity. A team from …

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<b>Carnivorous plants have an arsenal of tricks to entice insects into their clutches. These predatory plants have been known to use bright colors,</b> …

Six-Legged Giant Finds Secret Hideaway, Hides For 80 Years

No, this isn't a make-believe place. It's real.<p>They call it "Ball's Pyramid." It's what's left of an old volcano that emerged from the sea about 7 million years ago. A British naval officer named Ball was the first European to see it in 1788. It sits off Australia, in the South Pacific. It is …

Tree-killing bug invades Southern California, with no answer in sight

Akif Eskalen steps through the dense, damp leaves in a wooded neighborhood, scrutinizing the branches around him. He's looking for evidence of an attack: tiny wounds piercing the bark and sapdried around them like bloodstains.<p>The victims are box elders, sycamores and coast live oaks, all in some …

This insect has nature’s highest-pitched call

The newly discovered ‘Supersonus’ hits the animal kingdom’s highest-pitch call. Why? For love, of course.<p>In the rainforests of Colombia and Ecuador, …

Rare moth found at Newhaven

A rare moth which hasn’t appeared in Sussex for nearly 20 years has been discovered in Newhaven.<p>Staff from Lewes District Council found an Oleander …

Let’s Get Cellular: Meth Metabolism

<b>Speedy fruit flies metabolize glucose differently.</b><p>We know from the work of Nora Volkow and others that meth abusers have chronically low levels of …

Pantry Pests Harbor Plastic-Chomping Bacteria | Chemical & Engineering News

PLASTIC GOURMAND<p>Waxworms, the larvae of Indian mealmoths, have guts filled with microbes that can digest plastic, according to a new study.<p>PLASTIC …

Meet the software for working out where species will thrive in future, as global warming pushes them north seeking cooler places and key habitat is …