Rogelio R Decanio

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A Battery That Could Change The World

Last week I happened to catch an intriguing documentary on NOVA called Search for the Super Battery.<p>The topic is of intense interest to me, as the development of better, cheaper batteries is critical for both the future of electric vehicles (EVs) and for the future electrical grid. Battery …

Clean Energy

Belly fat linked to vitamin D deficiency

A new study reveals that individuals with higher levels of belly fat and larger waistlines are more likely to have lower vitamin D levels.<p>Currently, …

Holistic Medicine

A New World’s Extraordinary Orbit Points to Planet Nine

In early 2016, two planetary scientists declared that a ghost planet is hiding in the depths of the solar system, well beyond the orbit of Pluto. …

NASA nuclear reactor could enable ‘unprecedented exploration’ of space

A NASA nuclear reactor known as Kilopower could result in longer, farther, and faster space travel for astronauts after successfully passing “a …

Don't Be Afraid of the Multiverse

Rumors of science's demise have been greatly exaggerated.<p>Almost anybody who has ever thought deeply about the universe sooner or later wonders if there is more than one of them. Whether a multiplicity of universes—known as a multiverse—actually exists has been a contentious issue since ancient …

Physics

More than half your body is not human

<b>More than half of your body is not human, say scientists.</b><p>Human cells make up only 43% of the body's total cell count. The rest are microscopic colonists.<p>Understanding this hidden half of ourselves - our microbiome - is rapidly transforming understanding of diseases from allergy to Parkinson's.<p>The …

Microbiology

Physicists Just Discovered an Entirely New Type of Superconductivity

"No one thought this was possible in solid materials."<p>One of the ultimate goals of modern physics is to unlock the power of superconductivity, where …

Magnetism

New study has a theory for why we haven’t found aliens yet, and it makes a whole lot of sense

Mankind has been gazing into space for some time now, but scientists still haven’t found any evidence that intelligent life exists in our neck of the …

Research

Today, Michio Kaku described what life will look like in twenty years

by Jolene Creighton February 11, 2018 Future Society 37648<p>Earlier today, Michio Kaku spoke at the World Government Summit in Dubai. I was fortunate …

You thought quantum mechanics was weird: check out entangled time

In the summer of 1935, the physicists Albert Einstein and Erwin Schrödinger engaged in a rich, multifaceted and sometimes fretful correspondence …

Here's What Juno Discovered When It Flew Through Jupiter's Great Red Spot

That storm is older than any living human.<p>Jupiter's Great Red Spot is a storm like nothing this world has ever seen.<p>This crimson-hued anticyclone …

Dark Energy Theories Demolished: Neutron Star Collision Wipes Out Scientists' Understanding of Mysterious Force

<i>This article was originally published on The Conversation. Read the original article.</i><p>There was much excitement when scientists witnessed the violent …

How Omega-3 Fish Oil Affects Your Brain and Mental Health

Fish oil is a popular over-the-counter supplement extracted from fatty fish like sardines, anchovies, mackerel and salmon.<p>Fish oil primarily contains …

The Brain

Venezuela's Maduro strips rival of U.N. post amid corruption purge: sources | Reuters

CARACAS/HOUSTON (Reuters) - Venezuela has ordered the removal of Rafael Ramirez, once a powerful oil minister and head of state oil company PDVSA, …

Venezuela

Scientists found a new Earth-sized planet nearby… and it might be habitable

Forget Mars, scientists have discovered a new Earth-sized, possibly habitable, planet just 11 light years away.<p>Known as Ross 128b, the newly discovered planet orbits a life-friendly red dwarf star that is an estimated seven billion years old.<p>Red dwarfs are the most common stars in the galaxy, …

Is Carter Page Digging the Trump Administration’s Grave?

Three things the former campaign adviser revealed to Congress that should scare the White House.<p><b>Carter Page,</b> the former <b>Donald Trump</b> campaign adviser and purveyor of “awesomely stupid” interviews, testified for nearly seven hours before the House Intelligence Committee last week. As part of a deal …

Astronomers just spotted a planet so huge they aren’t even sure it’s really a planet

Even if you have only cursory knowledge of the planets in our Solar System, you know that Earth is on the smaller end of the spectrum in terms of …

Venezuela's January-September inflation 536 percent: National Assembly

CARACAS (Reuters) - Inflation in Venezuela’s crisis-hit economy was 536.2 percent in the nine months to September, largely due to the rapid depreciation of the local currency on the black market, the opposition-controlled National Assembly said on Friday.<p>People buy food and other staple goods …

Venezuela

Oldest human fossils discovered in Morocco

Until now, the story of early modern humans began about 200,000 years ago in East Africa, a cradle where our species was thought to have emerged and …

A New Cancer Treatment Could Be More Effective Than Chemotherapy

by Karla Lant August 30, 2017 Health & Medicine 39548<p>Caspase Independent Cell Death (CICD)<p>Scientists have discovered a new process to kill cancer …

Is Cuba really pulling the strings in Venezuela?

As the crisis in Venezuela worsens, Cuba continues to throw its support behind the government in Caracas. How much influence does Havana hold over …

Venezuela

Boris Johnson accuses Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro of acting like 'dictator' as UK embassy staff evacuated

Boris Johnson accused Venezuela's president of behaving like the "dictator of an evil regime" after two of the country's leading opposition leaders …

Venezuela: a nation devoured by socialism

Venezuela is a woeful reminder that no country is so rich that it can’t be driven into the ground by revolutionary socialism.<p>People are now literally …

An Exciting New Cancer Treatment Has Just Been Endorsed by FDA

We can reprogram immune cells!<p>Food and Drug Administration advisers on Wednesday enthusiastically endorsed a first-of-its-kind cancer treatment that …

Immunotherapy

300,000-year-old skulls that look shockingly like ours could rewrite the human origin story

But new evidence outlined in two papers published in the journal Nature challenges that hypothesis. Instead, the authors describe recently discovered remains that suggest the first Homo sapiens showed up more than 100,000 years earlier than we thought in a place many experts didn't suspect.<p>The …

Anthropology

The Ugly Face of Socialism

Opinion<p>Posted: Apr 20, 2017 12:52 PM<p><i>The opinions expressed by columnists are their own and do not represent the views of Townhall.com.</i><p>“Socialism is a …

For half a century, neuroscientists thought they knew how memory worked. They were wrong

We rely on memory to pass exams and excel at trivia nights, but in fact the stakes are far higher than simply recalling facts, no matter how essential. Memory structures our identity; it’s the foundation of consciousness. Our past and current selves, emotions, and experiences, are linked together …

Filling in the Missing History of the Universe

Jack Burns is interested in the Dark Ages of the universe. His primary research team—consisting of 22 scientists from CU, UCLA, NASA Goddard, Arizona State and more—wants to know how things began. Specifically, they are working to investigate the time when the universe's very first stars were born, …