Rebecca S

8 Added | 2 Magazines | @RebeccaS4705 | Keep up with Rebecca S on Flipboard, a place to see the stories, photos, and updates that matter to you. Flipboard creates a personalized magazine full of everything, from world news to life’s great moments. Download Flipboard for free and search for “Rebecca S”

Origin Unknown: Study Says Blast Of Radio Waves Came From Outside Our Galaxy

On a graph, they look like detonations. Scientists call them "fast radio bursts," or FRBs: mysterious and strong pulses of radio waves that seemingly emanate far from the Milky Way.<p>The bursts are rare; they normally last for only about 1 millisecond. In a first, researchers in Australia say they've …

Universe

Earth entered new epoch on July 16 1945, say scientists

A new epoch known as the Anthropocene began when the first atomic bomb was detonated in the New Mexico in 1945, scientists believe<p>The world entered a new epoch on July 16 1945 when humans detonated the first atomic bomb, scientists have concluded.<p>Human behaviour now has such an enormous impact on …

Secret of long life may be written in stars, scientists find

Norwegian researchers found people born during times of high Sun activity died around five years before those born in periods of solar silence<p>The secret of long life may really be written in the stars - well the Sun at least - after scientists discovered that solar activity at birth predicts …

Watch This Drone Helicopter Take Off At Sea

Unmanned and unafraid<p>The Fire Scout C’s smooth, gray body is a mockery of helicopter form. Where there should be windows, there are bulbous gray surfaces; where there should be pilots, there are only computer racks; and where there should be the nervous sweat that comes with taking off at sea, …

Drones

Netflix countdown will help parents fool kids on New Year's Eve

Thanks to Netflix, many parents will be ringing in 2015 a few hours early.<p>While the childless might be popping champagne and staying out late, 87% of parents are planning to celebrate New Year's Eve with their kids, according to a Wakefield Research survey conducted by Netflix.<p>Midnight, however, is …

Teaching Friends And Family How To Reverse A Drug Overdose

When Priscilla Graham-Farmer went to get her hair done in Newark, N.J., recently, she noticed the elevator in the building was broken, so she took the stairs. And that's when Graham-Farmer saw him: a young guy sprawled out, not breathing.<p>"He was literally turning blue," she says. "And everybody was …

Unexpected Life Found In The Ocean's Deepest Trench

The Mariana Trench cuts a 1,500-mile incision in the bottom of the Pacific Ocean near the island of Guam. That's where an international team of scientists has just spent over a month sending probes down to the deepest place on Earth.<p>The scientists were stunned by the amount of life they found …