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Genetically Engineered Yeast Soak Up Heavy Metal Pollution | American Council on Science and Health

Environmental contamination with heavy metals is often the result of various types of industrial processes. Because heavy metals can be dangerous to …

To see Earth and Moon in a single glance

An interview with Apollo 15 Astronaut Al Worden, on the 45th anniversary of his epic voyage to the Moon.<p><i>Al Worden</i> <i>is an engineer, pilot,</i> <i>poet</i> <i>and</i> …

Space Science

From Quadrantids to Geminids: Meteor showers to watch out for in 2018

Every year our skies are lit up by returning meteor showers, from Lyrids to Perseids, Orionids to Geminids.<p>If the weather conditions are in our favour and the moon isn't too bright, there's a chance you'll be able to see the shooting stars in action.<p>Here is our guide to the must-see meteor showers …

Adidas creates trainers made out of ocean waste in effort to reduce plastic in waters around world

Adidas is helping to clean up the Earth's oceans by using the waste floating around the world to make shoes.<p>The sportswear company has teamed up with Parley for the Oceans, an environmental group that raises awareness of pollution in the ocean, to produce pairs of trainers made from recycled ocean …

Pollution

Galaxies Found Close Together Show Signs Of Impending Doom

The ‘compact galaxy groups’ of the Universe won’t be around for long!<p><i>“They most likely form as subsystems within looser associations and evolve by</i> …

Ultraviolet Imaging Shows Us Mars Like We've Never Seen It

The revolution will not be televised. It'll be sent to your inbox by us.<p>For the first time, scientists have obtained images of Mars’s fabled …

The Untold Story of the First Atoms in the Universe

Exactly when and how were the original hydrogen atoms destroyed? A new telescope may provide an answer.<p><b>By Aaron Parsons,</b> <i>Associate Professor of</i> …

Astrophysics

The Meteor Shower of the Decade Is Coming Next Week

Astronomers predict next week's meteor shower will have twice as many meteors as normal.<p>If you find yourself outside during the night next Thursday, don't forget to look up. On August 11 and 12, the biggest meteor shower of the year, the Perseids, will be lighting up the night sky, and this year …

Astronomy

This Awesome Video Shows The Scale of The Universe in The Best Way Possible

I mean, we knew the Universe was big, but...<p>We get it. The Universe is epic, vast, and unknowable, and Earth is tiny. There are black holes billions …

5 Reasons You Should Care about the Discovery of Gravitational Waves

Scientific American <i>presents</i> Everyday Einstein <i>by Quick & Dirty Tips.</i> Scientific American <i>and Quick & Dirty Tips are both Macmillan companies.</i><p>Last week …

Gravitational Waves

26 years ago, Carl Sagan gave us an incredible perspective on our planet

Reuters/Alexander Gerst/NASA<p>On Feb. 14, 1990, famed scientist Carl Sagan gave us an incredible perspective on our home planet that had never been …

Space

Are we alone in the universe because all the aliens went extinct?

If we’re alone in the universe, then the big question is: Why? There are billions upon billions of Earth-like planets out there. Surely, life would …

Paranormal

Wake up early to see 5 planets align for the first time since 2005

Early morning risers will be treated to a celestial surprise for the next couple weeks, weather permitting.<p>Starting on Jan. 20, five bright planets — …

Keeping a Horse Riding Journal

You have just finished cooling down from what, in your mind, was the best lesson you have had in months… As you are tending to your horse, that …

In A Solar System Really Close By, 'The Expanse' Comes To TV

As we all await the premiere of the new Star Wars movie, I'd like to indulge in a wee bit of heresy. Maybe — just maybe — something far, far better than <i>The Force Awakens</i> is making its appearance Tuesday night.<p>Now, just hear me out as you prepare the tar and feathers.<p>When <i>Star Wars</i> premiered back in …

Science Fiction

The infinite, quotable wisdom of Carl Sagan

His quotes and insights are all over the internet, but here’s why you should really care about Carl Sagan.<p>Today, 9 November 2015, a chorus of voices on this pale blue dot we call Earth are paying homage to the late, renowned American scientist, Carl Sagan. It would have been his 81st birthday.<p>Much …

Space

Horse rush dressage

Big Bang, Deflated? Universe May Have Had No Beginning

If a new theory turns out to be true, the universe may not have started with a bang.<p>In the new formulation, the universe was never a singularity, or …

The perfect eventing warm-up: how to tackle all three phases

The dressage<p>“It sounds obvious, but no two horses are the same and riders have to adapt their <b>warm-up</b> to suit their mount,” says Rachel. “The warm-up …

How Do I Ride a Clean Walk-Canter Depart on My Dressage Horse?

USEF “S” dressage judge Debbie Rodriguez offers tips on schooling a clean walk-canter depart<p>0<p>SHARES<p><b>Q:</b><b>Tips On Schooling a Clean Walk–Canter Depart</b><p>I am …

Improve Your Dressage Seat with Isabelle von Neumann-Cosel: Part 1

Learn how to understand your own body in order to address your specific position challenges.<p>1.2K<p>SHARES<p>To most riders, their seat position on the …

Dressage