Stephanie Willenborg

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The First DNA Test of Yeti Samples

Scientists test hair claimed to be from Bigfoot, yeti, and other "anomalous primates."<p><b>The mystery that is known as yeti and migoi</b> in the Himalayas—and Sasquatch and bigfoot in the Americas—now has a bunch of new names, according to scientists. Those names? Bear, raccoon, horse, cow, sheep, canine, …

A cheaper way to enrich super pricey isotopes

Chemical elements often exist in nature as a blend of different variants called isotopes. To be useful in most applications, a single isotope has to …

Nuclear Energy

Palm oil production makes streams hotter and murky

Found in thousands of products, from peanut butter and packaged bread to shampoo and shaving cream, palm oil is a booming multibillion-dollar …

Biodiversity

Do we have the right to shape human evolution, wonders Robert Winston – livestream

Watch the IVF expert deliver the Physiological Society summer lecture, 'Shall we be human in the next century?'<p>Tonight, Prof Robert Winston ponders our "post-human" future. The question he will address is whether scientists should be given free rein to use advances in molecular biology – in …

Mosquitoes Carry Painful Chikungunya Virus to Americas

A quarter million people in the Caribbean are already infected.<p>The patient showed up at the University of Miami Jackson Memorial Hospital feverish and hobbled by joint pain, a rash spreading across her face, and was presumed to be suffering from lupus or severe rheumatoid arthritis.<p>But in talking …

A Cool New Use For Legos: Growing Lab Plants

Legos: a plant researcher's new BFF<p>Legos are great for making all kinds of things--castles, pirate ships and functioning miniature dockyards, as I can tell you from experience. But a new study found that they are absolutely excellent for something unexpected: studying the growth of plants and the …

10 False Science Facts Everyone Knows

When spouting off hazy facts, there's no better retort to a skeptical audience than calmly explaining that it's not just true -- it's …

Newly discovered space rock could explain booming life on Earth

Scientists think they've found a fragment of the asteroid destroyer that sparked a crucial meteor shower 470 million years ago<p>Researchers in Sweden have found a new class of meteorite. And according to <i>LiveScience</i>, that discovery — published in <i>Earth and Planetary Science Letters</i> — may be the missing …

Stephan’s Quintet. Four galaxies merging into one - Exploring Space

On the man trying to treat cancer with scorpion venom

Cancer research has seen a boom in the last several months. From modifying the measles virus to fight cancer cells to blowing up malignant cells with new drugs, multiple exciting avenues of treatment are currently being evaluated. Brain cancer researcher Jim Olson wants to add to this body of …

Breeding Battle Threatens Key Source Of California Strawberries

In California, a legal skirmish has erupted over strawberries — or rather, over strawberry breeding.<p>To be absolutely precise, the battle is about strawberry breeding at the University of California, Davis. This is more important than it might sound. More than half of all strawberries in the …

Flying Further To Avoid Contrails Might Help With Global Warming

Avoiding routes where condensation clouds form behind airplanes could reduce aviation's climate impacts<p>Greenhouse gas pollution from jet aircraft comes mainly in two forms: carbon dioxide emissions from burning jet fuel, and condensation trails, or “contrails,” which typically form behind aircraft …

This Squirrel Breaks Record For Tail Size... And May Eat Deer's Hearts

It usually eats fruits and seeds, but it has been said to have a taste for blood.<p>Behold the tufted ground squirrel, one of the strangest tree-dwelling rodents found on Earth. Native to Borneo, it is rarely seen--one camera trap study in a park on the island turned up only one of these squirrels, …

Pitch drop tests divide between solid and liquid

Ocean's nasty plastic garbage is disappearing: What's going on?

Plastic seems to be disappearing from the world's oceans, and scientists are not sure why.<p>Exposure to waves and radiation from the sun can cause plastics to break down into micro-fragments, but scientists say those fragments are stable and durable enough to last for hundreds of thousands of …

Researchers Now Able To 3D Print Working Blood Vessels

One of the biggest problems with printing human meat was the creation of blood vessels and ventricles. Making a solid mass of flesh was easy but adding a way to pump blood and other nutrients through the flesh was more difficult. Now researchers at the University of Sydney, Harvard, Stanford and …

The Surprisingly Strong Case for Colonizing Venus

Science fiction writers have come up with a plausible scenario for a floating city above the fiery planet.<p>Why worry about building a colony on Mars when instead you could float one high above the surface of Venus? Science fiction writer Charles Stross recently revived the idea of building a …

NASA Delays Climate Change Satellite Launch

NASA’s aborted its launch of the Orbiting Carbon Observatory-2 (OCO-2) satellite on Tuesday due to equipment failure, delaying the takeoff until …

Space Exploration

Vaccines are safe and problems are 'extremely rare,' study says

Public health experts have taken a fresh look at the safety records of childhood vaccines and once again pronounced them safe.<p>A systematic review published Tuesday by the journal Pediatrics notes some evidence of "adverse effects" from 11 vaccines. But the authors of the 13-page report emphasize …

Healthy honey bees discovered in Newfoundland

Scientists say the Newfoundland populations of bees offer them a unique opportunity to investigate honey bee health.<p>An international team of …

Honey Bees

Food Allergy Treatments for Children Show Promise

An estimated 15 million people in the United States have a food allergy of some sort, and according to the journal “Pediatrics,” 5.9 million of them are children.<p>Now researchers are working on a way to desensitize patients who suffer from some of the most common allergens in the U.S.: peanuts, tree …

Biomedicine

Once More ‘Round The Sun

“This time, things will work out just fine,” drummer Brann Dailor sings in a rare moment of sunshine during the charging second track on Mastodon’s …

Albums

Remedy

On their eighth album, this roots-music party band still acts as if electricity was never invented: In “Doc’s Day,” street musicians toss their amps …

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