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Astronomers discover nesting supernovas right next door - ExtremeTech

By on August 1, 2016 at 1:09 pm<p>This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use.<p>Messier 33 is the third largest …

Setting the Body’s ‘Serial Killers’ Loose on Cancer

BETHESDA, Md. — The young surgeon was mystified. A fist-size tumor had been removed from the stomach of his patient 12 years earlier, but his doctors had not been able to cut out many smaller growths in his liver. The cancer should have killed him, yet here he lay on the table for a routine …

Immunotherapy

Deep space travel might play havoc with your heart

Traveling deeper into space may carry some unanticipated health risks. Scientists have published a study noting that Apollo astronauts have died of heart disease at an unusually high rate -- of the 7 that passed away during the study, 43 percent fell to cardiovascular conditions. Only 11 percent of …

Facebook and Twitter try to attract YouTube stars with ad money

Ask a YouTube star why they don't share videos directly to Facebook or Twitter and they'll probably tell you that there's no money in it -- they make far more from YouTube ads and sponsored clips. The social networks are doing something about that, though. <i>Bloomberg</i> understands that both Facebook …

Patience Is the Secret to Wealth and Health, Economists Suggest in a New Study

Researchers compared elderly Americans’ willingness to delay financial gratification<p>By<p>Adam Creighton<p>Adam Creighton<p>The Wall Street Journal<p>Biography<p>@adam_creighton<p>adam.creighton@dowjones.com<p>They say patience is a virtue; it’s probably also a blessing.<p>How much would you accept in a year’s time instead …

Research

Touring the Atacama: The Chilean Desert That Is Heaven on Earth

You wouldn’t think of the Atacama Desert as being one of the coolest places on earth. With its dusky craters, salt-encrusted plains, and looming volcanoes, you could easily suspect you were on the moon. Is it all just desolate stretches of rock and sand? Where is the pool? you might wonder. The …

South America

Android will tell you when new devices access your Google account

If you have a Google account, few things are more disconcerting than getting a notice that an unfamiliar device just got access... especially when you only got the notice while checking your email considerably later. You might not miss that vital heads-up after today, though. Google is introducing …

Scientists Get Closer to Harnessing the Health Benefits of Red Wine

Researchers develop new formulations of resveratrol, which is found in small quantities in red wine, to make into a pill<p>Scientists on opposite sides of the globe appear to be getting closer to harnessing one of red wine’s most elusive health-giving ingredients and putting it into a pill.<p>The …

Alzheimer's Disease

Using fast particles to probe hot matter in nuclear collisions

The hottest matter that existed in the early universe after the Big Bang is created in collisions of high-energy nuclei. Using information on the …

Particles

A weird twist in DNA might explain why it’s such a great blueprint for life

Billions of years ago, when the Earth was in its infancy and biology hadn't even gotten going, the precursors to the first living organisms were probably self-replicating strands of RNA. Scientists believe that this "RNA world" provided the foundation for life as we know it.<p>But the most essential …

Genetics

NASA Probe To Investigate Asteroid That Could Eventually Hit Earth

This asteroid is fascinating, but potentially deadly.<p>NASA is sending a probe to an asteroid that could one day hit Earth.<p>Bennu is a remarkable object …

Multitouch is about to get more advanced thanks to Qeexo

Multitouch input, as we know it, is mostly for scrolling, rotating plus zooming with two fingers, and you can use more to toggle various actions on supported trackpads. But if you ask Mountain View-based Qeexo, we've only scratched the surface of this technology. Over the past couple of years, this …

LG V20 confirmed, to be first non-Nexus Android 7.0 phone

There are perks to having a close, working relationship with Google, especially after making not one, not even just two, but three Nexus smartphones. …

Mobile Technology

It Could Be Years Before Billion-Dollar War Toy F-35 Is Ready for Combat

Don’t get too excited about the U.S. Air Force possibly declaring the long-delayed F-35 fighter jet ready for combat—if history is any guide, it …

Military

Supercharged Perseid Meteor Shower Peaks This Month

The Perseids are here: The dazzling meteor shower's peak of activity is Aug. 12, but you can already see its streaks of light peppering the …

Astronomy

Scientists Ponder an Evolutionary Mystery: The Female Orgasm

An eye is for seeing, a nose is for smelling. Many aspects of the human body have obvious purposes.<p>But some defy easy explanation. For biologists, few phenomena are as mysterious as the female orgasm.<p>While orgasms have an important role in a woman’s intimate relationships, the evolutionary roots of …

Biology

Shackled remains at ancient Greek site tell tale of intrigue | Reuters

ATHENS (Reuters) - At least 80 skeletons lie in a mass grave in an ancient Greek cemetery, their wrists clamped by iron shackles.<p>Shackled skeletal remains are piled on top of each other at the ancient Falyron Delta cemetery in Athens, Greece, July 27, 2016. REUTERS/Alkis Konstantinidis<p>They are the …

Archaeology

Mystery Solved: Why Some Galaxies Appear Dustier On One Half Than The Other

Spiral galaxies are some of the grandest sights in the entire Universe, with billions of stars arranged along glorious, grand spiral arms.<p>When viewed face-on, galaxies appear to be relatively uniform, with new stars forming in the arms and dust lanes located all along them.<p>But if a galaxy is tilted …

Cosmology

New government reports cast doubt on future of NASA's Mars spacecraft

For the past six years, NASA has been intensely focused on sending people to Mars — but the rocket and spacecraft that the agency is building for the job face delays and budget problems. That’s according to two new independent reviews done by the Government Accountability Office (GAO), a federal …

Space Exploration

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How SpaceX And NASA Will Work Together To Put A Dragon On Mars

NASA to take a supportive role in the 2018 mission<p>In 2018, SpaceX could become the first private company to land its own spacecraft on Mars. But it doesn't plan to do so alone. NASA wants to see if SpaceX's landing tech could put astronauts on Mars, and to find out, its vowed to help the private …

Space Exploration

Woolly mammoths' demise blamed on freshwater shortage

One of the last known populations of woolly mammoths was wiped out 5,600 years ago by a lack of freshwater, research suggests.<p>Woolly mammoths became extinct in North America and mainland Asia around 10,000 years ago, but a small number of survived on islands lying between Siberia and Alaska which, …

Paleontology

Crew Prepares for Dragon Release After Hatches Closed – Space Station

The Expedition 42 crew closed the hatches to the Dragon commercial cargo craft today after loading it with critical gear and research. Dragon will be …

NASA’s Next Space Telescope Promises the Stars—and Planets, Too

Twenty years ago you could count all the known planets in the universe on your fingers and toes and recite all their names from memory. Today you’d …

Environmental detectives are using DNA to track invasive species

From aquatic species to agricultural weeds to the Ebola virus, the US is dealing with the difficult environmental, economic and emotional effects of coping with invasive species.<p>Now, new environmental DNA techniques are allowing scientists to locate, measure and track many invasive species better …

The Evans Family is Living in This World

The death of Cosmic Pizza owner Rich Evans threw the lives of his wife and children into chaos. It also landed them in the arms of an extraordinary …

Modern Medicine Changed the Way We Die, and Not Always for the Better

I learned about a lot of things in medical school, but mortality wasn’t one of them. Although I was given a dry, leathery corpse to dissect in my …

"Hurt that bitch": What undercover investigators saw inside a factory farm

Looking for news you can trust?<br>Subscribe to our free newsletters.<p><i>This is an excerpt from</i> Mother Jones <i>contributing writer Ted Genoways’ new book,</i> The …

Monaco Murders Reveal Six Hidden Real Estate Billionaires

On the evening of May 6, a man carrying a shotgun approached a black Lancia Voyager pulling out of a hospital parking lot in Nice, France. Raising …