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Climate Change Likely To Increase Volcanic Eruptions, Scientists Say

A warming planet due to human-induced climate change is likely to contribute to an increase in volcanic activity, according to a recent study in the journal <i>Geology.</i><p>While a relationship between climate and volcanism might seem counterintuitive, it turns out that pressure exerted by thick glaciers on …

Geology

Physics: Scientists Disprove Century-Old Assumption About the Brain’s Neurons

For more than 100 years, physicists have relied on a “neuron computational scheme” that assumed the neurons within our brains are individual …

Red Giants: Sun Will ‘Bubble’ to Death—and Destroy Earth in the Process

Scientists have observed giant bubbles on an aging red giant outside of our solar system. Their unique telescopic images shed light on how our own …

Water on Mars: Ancient Mystery Surrounding Its Disappearance May Be Solved

Mars may be a barren, frozen world now, but a series of clues has indicated that it was once a much warmer—and wetter—planet. But where did all that …

This Breathtaking Photo of Earth Really Puts Everything Into Perspective

This is what 40 million miles looks like.<p>It's been a conflicting few months on this blue orb of ours, but nothing puts life into perspective like a …

Astronomy

This Is Why Uma Thurman Is Angry

Yes, Uma Thurman is mad.<p>She has been raped. She has been sexually assaulted. She has been mangled in hot steel. She has been betrayed and gaslighted by those she trusted.<p>And we’re not talking about her role as the blood-spattered bride in “Kill Bill.” We’re talking about a world that is just as …

Kill Bill

Archaeologists found thousands of hidden structures in the Guatemalan jungle — and it could re-write human history

Using state-of-the-art laser technology, archaeologists uncovered over 60,000 previously unknown Maya structures deep in the Guatemalan jungle, including foundations for houses, military fortifications, and elevated causeways.<p>Archaeologists could barely contain their excitement about the …

Archaeology

Russia Is Developing An Underseas Nuclear Torpedo That Some Analysts Are Calling A ‘Doomsday’ Weapon

Over the last year, the Russian military has ramped up its activities in both disputed areas as well as international waters. While some in the Oval Office don’t seem to be in a hurry to confront Russia, the Department of Defense issued a report Friday which includes the startling revelation that …

Russian accused of running spam network extradited to US

Suspected Russian hacker Pyotr Levashov pleaded not guilty before a US judge after being extradited from Spain. Prosecutors claim he ran a massive …

Security

GOP defies FBI, releases secret Russia memo to partisan fury

'Congress will do whatever they're going to do, but I think it's a disgrace what's happening in our country,' the president says.<p>Republicans on Capitol Hill, backed by an angry President Donald Trump, defied pleas from the FBI and Democrats on Friday and released a previously classified memo …

Donald Trump

Earth’s Magnetic Field Could be Reversing, Dooming Us All

Credit: Pixabay<p>If you think back to your high school lessons, you may recall that every so often, the Earth’s magnetic poles flip. We know this …

Universe

Nuclear fusion: the end of our energy problem?

<b>(CNN) —</b> Professor Thomas Klinger heads up one of the world's most advanced nuclear fusion projects at the Max Planck Institute in Greifswald, Germany, where 400 scientists from around the world have invested over one million manpower hours to build the Wendelstein 7-X, a prototype nuclear fusion …

Energy

Century of data shows sea-level rise shifting tides in Delaware, Chesapeake bays

The warming climate is expected to affect coastal regions worldwide as glaciers and ice sheets melt, raising sea level globally. For the first time, …

Sea Level

Anti-Corruption Protest Draws Tens of Thousands Across Snowy Romania

Large crowds rallied on Saturday in Bucharest, Romania’s capital city, the latest in ongoing mass demonstrations against revisions to the country’s corruption laws that have gripped the country since last year.<p>Braving snowy conditions and freezing temperatures, protesters gathered in the city’s …

Europe

An Apollo astronaut explains what riding aboard SpaceX's first moon mission might be like

Called Falcon Heavy, the system has three reusable boosters that can push 70 tons of payload into orbit around Earth or nearly 5 tons to Mars. SpaceX is testing the rocket's 27 engines this month, clearing the way for launch a couple of weeks later.<p>While Falcon Heavy's maiden flight will send a …

Space Exploration

2018 January 13 - Launch and Landing

<b>Launch and Landing</b> <b><br>Image Credit & Copyright:</b> John Kraus<p><b>Explanation:</b> A composite of three consecutive exposures, this night skyscape follows the …

Military

SpaceX’s Dragon capsule returns from the International Space Station

SpaceX’s Dragon capsule has returned from the International Space Station as planned, after spending around a month docked at the orbital facility. This Dragon spacecraft was previously flown on an ISS resupply mission, meaning it’s done the round trip successfully twice in its lifetime now.<p>Dragon …

This Extraterrestrial Stone Contains Compounds Not Found Anywhere Else in Our Solar System

Whoa!<p>A small pebble found in Egypt is decidedly Not From Around Here.<p>The Hypatia stone, as it is known, is not only extraterrestrial in origin. It …

Meteorites

The First Supermoon of 2018 Will Appear on New Year's Day - And It's Even More Special

Wolf moon.<p>On January 1 - New Year's Day - we'll see the first supermoon of 2018.<p>Different cultures around the world have given various names to each …

'Milestone' reached in fighting deadly wheat disease

<b>Scientists say they have made a step forward in the fight against a wheat disease that threatens food security.</b><p>Wheat is a staple food crop, making up a fifth of the calories on our plates.<p>But in many parts of the world, the crop is being attacked by stem rust (black rust), a fungus that can ravage …

North America

New 3D printer will combine all your medications in one personalized pill

We increasingly live in an age of personalized health care, where treatment can be tailored to suit individuals on a person-by-person basis. A new 3D …

Haunted Again: Skull-Faced 'Halloween Asteroid' Returns in 2018

Astronomers will soon get another look at the big, ghoulishly weird space rock that buzzed Earth on Halloween three years ago.<p>The roughly …

Researchers Warn of a Spreading Fungus Deadly to Snakes

One of the first hints that yet another fungal disease that could devastate wildlife was emerging in the United States came in 2006 with a report that an isolated winter den of timber rattlesnakes in New Hampshire had suffered a population crash.<p>Those snakes were on the far northern edge of their …

Zoology

Neutron star collision named biggest scientific breakthrough of 2017

The discovery of two neutron stars violently colliding has been named the top scientific breakthrough of 2017 by the journal Science.<p>Scientists from …

Space

North Korea Calls U.N. Sanctions an ‘Act of War’

North Korea on Sunday called the latest round of punishing United Nations sanctions an “act of war,” and reminded the United States that the North’s rapid development of missiles and atomic bombs meant it posed a “substantial nuclear threat to the U.S. mainland.”<p>In a statement released by the …

North Korea

Scientists Use Gene Editing To Prevent A Form Of Deafness In Mice

Scientists have now edited genes inside mice to prevent a form of inherited deafness.<p>While cautioning that much more research is needed, the scientists said they hope the technique might someday be used to prevent deafness in children born in families with a history of genetic hearing loss.<p>Before …

Genetics

A Radioactive Cloud Wafts Over Europe, With Russia as Chief Suspect

LONDON — Scientists across Europe have been puzzling about a phenomenon that seemed laden with mystery and menace in somewhat uneven proportions — a concentration of radioactive pollution caused by a nuclide called ruthenium 106.<p>Official monitors in France and Germany concluded that, based on …

European Union

Scientists figured out how to make cancer cells “commit suicide” — here’s how it works

Scientists have found a way to make cancer cells kill themselves in multiple ways, simultaneously.<p>“It’s like committing suicide by stabbing yourself, …

Hacking Brain Waves Can Give You an Instant Cognitive Boost, Says Study

"Like three cups of coffee without the jitters."<p>Artificially getting activity in certain parts of the brain to sync up can provide a small mental …

The Brain

2017 Nobel Prize in Medicine Goes to 3 Americans for Body Clock Studies

Jeffrey C. Hall, Michael Rosbash and Michael W. Young were awarded the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine on Monday for discoveries about the molecular mechanisms controlling the body’s circadian rhythm.<p>The three scientists used fruit flies to isolate a gene that controls the rhythm of a living …

Nobel Prize