Tim Kathol

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Venezuela’s Oil Meltdown Is Getting Worse

A rush of creditors trying to seize assets has disrupted Venezuela’s oil exports at a time when they already are plunging<p>Death spiral is an overused term, but it is justified when describing Venezuela’s oil industry right now. Energy consumers and investors should pay attention.<p>Though production at …

Venezuela

Baking soda: A safe, easy treatment for arthritis?

Baking soda has been used as a home remedy for generations due to its antacid properties. Yet its benefits run even deeper, and new research may …

Antiinflammatory

How Cats Used Humans to Conquer the World

Ancient DNA from 209 cats over 9,000 years tell the story of their dispersal.<p>Sometime around the invention of agriculture, the cats came crawling. It was mice and rats, probably, that attracted the wild felines. The rats came because of stores of grain, made possible by human agriculture. And so …

Evolution

Is Consciousness in the Physical World? We May Be About to Find Out.

Physicist Lucien Hardy of the Perimeter Institute for Quantum Physics in Canada has an experiment he wants to try. His believes his experiment could …

Fungi From a Toxic Mine Pit Have Teamed Up to Produce a New Type of Antibiotic

We've never seen bacteria killed like this before.<p>Two species of fungus isolated from a highly toxic mine pit in Montana have been thrown together in …

The Biggest Anime Film of All Time Just Arrived in the U.S.

'Kimi no Na wa,' or 'Your Name', hits an entire generation of Miyazaki fans right where we stand today: at the cusp of adulthood in a changing …

Autism News: Mapping Of Genomes Leads To Breakthrough Study On Disorder

A new study on Autism released Tuesday reveals 18 new candidate genes. Previously, researchers had identified 42 genes that they knew played a role …

Earth Has a Hidden 8th Continent

Earth has eight continents, and world maps should reflect this, geologists say.<p>The eighth, a lost continent called Zealandia, isn't a huge landmass …

Sea Level

What Is A Supernova? New Study Reveals Star Captured Hours After Explosion

Supernovas are a tricky thing to catch right away, and they can’t even be seen in the Milky Way from Earth.<p>But what is a supernova? Put simply, it’s …

US Scientists Have Cautiously Backed Permanent Gene Editing in Humans

A brave new world.<p>In a controversial move, a senior US scientific committee has given the green light to one of the most contentious forms of genome …

Discovery of time crystals could radically change our understanding of the space-time continuum

Consider a structure that moves not in space but time, crystals that change shape and move perpetually without energy, and always return to their …

Heisenberg's Astrophysics Prediction Finally Confirmed After 80 Years

Discovering that our Universe was quantum in nature brought with it a lot of unintuitive consequences. The better you measured a particle’s position, the more fundamentally indeterminate its momentum was. The shorter an unstable particle lived, the less well-known its mass fundamentally was. Solid, …

Magnetism

James Cameron defends Titanic ending: Mythbusters is 'full of sh--'

That floating door could <i>not</i> have held two people, James Cameron says.<p>The Oscar-winning director of <i>Titanic</i> was asked in a recent interview with The …

Scientists Have Confirmed a Brand New Phase of Matter: Time Crystals

Constant motion without energy.<p>For months now, there's been speculation that researchers might have finally created time crystals - strange crystals …

Crystals

Boeing's new spacesuits look like a big upgrade from NASA's

More comfortable, less ugly, and (hopefully) just as functional<p>Some day soon, private companies are expected to take over the task of carrying astronauts to and from the International Space Station. SpaceX and Boeing are leading the pack, with their first crewed flights slated to take off in …

Scientists have caught viruses talking to each other—and that could be the key to new anti-viral drugs

Some of the greatest scientific discoveries have been accidental. To that list, Israeli scientists have added one more. They’ve discovered for the first time an instance of viruses leaving messages for other viruses.<p>What makes the discovery remarkable is that scientists expect such communication …

Scientists Make Lasers Out of Human Blood

Here are two words we never thought we'd put together: blood lasers. Researchers at the University of Michigan are currently developing blood-based …

Scientists Found an Asteroid From the Time of Earth's Formation

Scientists have identified an asteroid formed in the inner Solar System at the same time as Earth that has been remarkably preserved, according to …

Breakthroughs