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Camera captures driver flipping his car after motorist overtakes using wrong lane

This is quite possibly the most polite car flip ever caught on camera.<p>A driver in the Lancashire, United Kingdom, flipped his Toyota Yaris recently …

Study answers lingering questions about Voyager 1 in interstellar space

Three years ago, the American Geophysical Union said the Voyager 1 probe left the solar system. NASA quickly said nope, hold your horses, we're not there yet. Then, NASA announced a year later that yes, Voyager 1 really did make it. The debate still rages on in some pockets of the scientific …

'Welcome to Jupiter!' NASA's Juno space probe arrives at giant planet

<b>Jet Propulsion Lab, California (CNN) —</b> NASA says it has received a signal from 540 million miles across the solar system, confirming its Juno spacecraft has successfully started orbiting Jupiter, the largest planet in our solar system.<p>"Welcome to Jupiter!" flashed on screens at mission control at …

Astronomy

NASA's Juno spacecraft begins Jupiter orbit after five-year voyage

Braving intense radiation, a NASA spacecraft reached Jupiter on Monday after a five-year voyage to begin exploring the king of the planets.<p>Ground controllers at the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory erupted in applause when the solar-powered Juno spacecraft beamed home news that it was circling …

Astronomy

Scientists isolate, culture elusive Yellowstone microbe

A microbial partnership thriving in an acidic hot spring in Yellowstone National Park has surrendered some of its lifestyle secrets to researchers.

Yellowstone National Park

Malaria study shows how multiple infections make disease worse - Scienmag: Latest Science and Health News

Scientists have discovered why infections with two types of malaria parasite lead to greater health risks – because one species helps the other to …

Monkeys Turn into Grumpy Old Men, Too

Beloved crank and <i>Seinfeld</i> co-creator Larry David once told an interviewer that he tolerates people like he tolerates lactose—which is to say, I'm …

Psychology

RFID-Enabled Autonomous Logistics Management (REALM)

ISS Science for Everyone<p>Science Objectives for Everyone<br>The International Space Station (ISS) is home to thousands of items both large and small, from …

First fossil facial tumour discovered in a dwarf duck-billed dinosaur from Transylvania

The first-ever record of a tumourous facial swelling found in a fossil has been discovered in the jaw of the dwarf dinosaur Telmatosaurus …

U.S. Plans to Fund Zika Virus Study of U.S. Olympic Team

By Bill Berkrot<p>The U.S. National Institutes of Health said it will fund a study to monitor U.S. athletes, coaches and members of the Olympic …

Public Health

Ever noticed time seems to move faster when you’re in control of things? Science can explain why

We’ve all been there: waiting for a boring meeting to finish or for a bus to arrive and time just seems to drag on far more slowly than usual. Yet …

NASA's scientific balloon test flight sets duration record

NASA's humongous scientific balloon didn't quite hit the agency's ultimate goal, but it still set a flight duration record after flying for 46 days, 20 hours and 19 minutes. The agency launched the 18.8-million-cubic-foot super pressure balloon (SPB) on May 16th to test how tough it is and to see …

Savor this Juno time-lapse approach to Jupiter and its moons

Jupiter has over 60 known moons, but the big four are the real stars of the show: Io, Europa, Ganymede and Callisto. These are known as the Galilean satellites, so named for being discovered by astronomer Galileo Galilei around 1610. His observations revolutionized astronomy and helped change the …

Astronomy

How The Juno Mission Will Unlock Jupiter's Secrets

<i>How significant is Juno’s upcoming orbit of Jupiter? originally appeared on Quora:</i> <i>the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with unique insights</i>.<p><b>Answer by Robert Frost, Instructor and Flight Controller at NASA, on Quora:</b><p>The Juno mission has the potential to be …

Scientists are teaching robots how to hunt down prey

Intelligent robots are all well and good until they start learning how to hunt prey. That's exactly what a team of scientists at the Institute of Neuroinformatics at the University of Zurich in Switzerland did. They taught a robot to behave like a predator and hunt "prey," or a robot controlled by …

More ocean acidification, less coral?

Wildlife<p>Co-authored by Erica Cirino<p>Scientists have known for about 15 years that ocean acidification has made it more difficult for hard corals and shelled marine organisms to survive. To grow, hard corals as well as clams, oysters, and others pull calcium and carbonate molecules out of the water …

Spacecraft Rosetta prepares to crash-land on comet 67P

The extraordinary mission of ESA’s Rosetta spacecraft around comet 67P is nearly over: on 30 September the craft will crash land on its surface and end a 12 year voyage through space.<p>After almost two years of scientific analysis of the comet, partially supported by the lander Philae, Rosetta has …

Space

Physics prepares to feast on collider data, seeking dark universe | Reuters

GENEVA (Reuters) - Scientists at Europe’s physics research center CERN are preparing to unwrap the biggest trove of data yet from the Large Hadron Collider (LHC), three years after they confirmed the existence of the elusive Higgs boson.<p>Technicians work in the Control Centre of the Large Hadron …

Physics

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NASA’s Next Missions Will Blow Our Minds

Despite reduced funding, the agency is forging ahead after Juno’s successful entry into Jupiter’s orbit—searching for Earth-like exoplanets, planning …

Could no new particles at the LHC be exactly what physics needs?

It’s the ‘nightmare scenario’ for some. But for Sabine Hossenfelder, it might be a dream come true.<p><i>This article was authored by Sabine Hossenfelder.</i> …

Has the LHC discovered a new particle?

<b>After its much heralded re-start last year, has the world's biggest machine, the Large Hadron Collider, found a new particle?</b><p>You could be forgiven for thinking that things had gone a little quiet at Cern in Switzerland after the LHC was switched on to great fanfare in April 2015.<p>But physicists have …

Scientists say this behavior can make men more attractive to women

Scores of psychological studies suggest that, for guys, attractiveness isn't just about the way you look.<p>From being a talented musician to walking a …

This new Antarctica study is bad news for climate change doubters

For a number of years now, climate change skeptics have argued that there’s a key part of the Earth’s climate system that upends our expectations about global warming, and that is showing trends that actually cut in the opposite direction.<p>This supposed contrary indicator is the sea ice that rings …

Global Warming

The 'Holy Grail' for earthquake scientists has been accidentally destroyed

For nearly half a century, thousands trekked to Rose and Prospect streets to behold a slice of sidewalk that, by conventional standards, had no curb appeal.<p>Pulled apart so that it no longer aligned, the humble curb wasn’t much to look at. But for earthquake scientists, it was a kind of Holy Grail, …

Ancient global warming spikes suggest dinosaurs died of a double disaster

The end-of-the-Cretaceous extinction killed 75% of all species living on Earth 66 million years ago, including all dinosaurs that were not ancestors …

Climate Change

How water gets its exceptional properties

Water is liquid at room temperature – astounding for such a small molecule. Insights into the causes are provided by a new simulation method, which …

Chemistry

NASA's Juno space probe is now orbiting Jupiter! Here are 10 facts about the planet that will blow your mind

NASA's Juno probe successfully went into orbit around Jupiter July 4, and we'll get to see incredible close-up images of the planet just like with Pluto's flyby last year.<p>Jupiter is the biggest planet in the solar system, and its size gives it some pretty amazing properties.<p>Here are 10 crazy facts …

13 habits science shows will help you fall asleep faster and sleep better

But not sleeping, in addition to making you less efficient and more stressed, is terrible for your health.<p>Americans currently average 6.8 hours of sleep per night, down an hour from 1942. Four in 10 Americans don't even get the minimum of seven hours of sleep doctors recommend. That's a public …

NASA's bold bet on Juno will pay off. Stay tuned.

Memory-foam mattresses. The breathing devices firefighters wear. And infrared ear thermometers that give near-instant readings.<p>NASA research that began with an eye toward the heavens has long made its way back to our lives on Earth.<p>And now with Juno, which has reached the atmosphere of Jupiter …

Astronomy