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The Hair-Raising Science Of Goose Bumps

Watch a scary movie and your skin crawls. Goose bumps have become so associated with fear that the word is synonymous with thrills and chills.<p>But what on earth does scary have do to with chicken-skin bumps? For a long time, it wasn't well understood.<p>Physiologically, it's fairly simple. Adrenaline …

Humanity

Report: NASA Needs Grip on Mars Health Hazards

NASA needs to get cracking if it wants to keep its astronauts alive and well on missions to Mars, according to a new in-house report.<p>In an extensive audit, NASA's inspector general office looked at the space agency's overall effort to keep astronauts safe during lengthy space missions — especially …

Space Science

Do Men Have Hormonal Cycles?

Short answer: Ever heard of man-struation?<p>Men do go through hormonal cycles. That much is established. Their testosterone levels tend to peak first thing in the morning, perhaps in concert with circadian rhythms, and then diminish over the course of the day—though exercise can cause fleeting …

San Diego

Make Space For Cosmic Treats This Halloween

Young man stunned by rare 'rainbow cloud' in Costa Rica

A so-called rainbow cloud formed over Costa Rica on Tuesday, leaving residents and tourists in awe as the natural phenomenon glided through the sunny skies.<p>The scientific name is cloud iridescence, which occurs when water droplets or ice crystals in the atmosphere scatter the light, according to …

Not So Spooky: This Halloween Asteroid is Set to Whisk By Earth

Look up in the sky! No, it's not the Great Pumpkin.<p>A large asteroid that scientists only discovered this month will make a relatively close approach to Earth on Saturday, astronomers say, providing one of the best opportunities in years to gather data about a passing space rock.<p>The asteroid, …

Astronomy

How To Build A Flameless Hack-o’-Lantern

Fright up the night<p>It’s never a good idea to leave a flame unattended—even on Halloween. But that doesn’t mean you have to give up the glow of a traditional jack-o’-lantern. You can create a realistic fire effect by wiring up an electronic blinky light. This one, inspired by our friends at DIY blog …

Arduino

NASA and Orbital don't agree on what caused last year's rocket explosion

NASA and Orbital Sciences can't seem to agree on exactly what caused Orbital's Antares rocket to explode on the launch pad last October. The space agency released its accident report this week, and while it concludes some of the same things that Orbital found out about the accident, it contradicts …

Space Exploration

Paleo Profile: Mexico’s “Bird Mimic”

North America has been a dinosaur hotspot for a century and a half. The Bone Wars of the 19th century, the Second Jurassic Dinosaur Rush of the early 20th, and the continuing profusion of new species and specimens all rely on the fossil riches held in the Mesozoic rocks of Canada and the United …

International Leaders To Discuss Substances That Cause Global Warming

NPR's Ari Shapiro speaks to EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy about next week's international conference on substances in air conditioners and refrigerators that heat up the atmosphere.<p>Transcript<p>ARI SHAPIRO, HOST:<p>And now for a story of unintended consequences. In the 1980s, the world agreed to an …

Climate

Unidentified space object will burn up in our atmosphere next month

Earlier this month, astronomers in Arizona spotted an unidentified space object that will fall to Earth on November 13th. The object, appropriately dubbed <b>WT</b>1190<b>F</b>, is only a couple feet in diameter and not very dense. That means it's probably man-made — likely a leftover piece of a rocket that …

Space

Stunning Nasa images capture hints of Saturn moon's underground ocean

Cassini spacecraft images as it flew by Enceladus capture the grooved and cratered surface of the moon, and the bright streaks of vapor plumes<p>A Nasa spacecraft that dived through a geyser plume on one of Saturn’s moons, closer to the surface than ever before, has delivered the first images and data …

Astronomy

Discovering the Brain’s Ghoulish Glitches

'The Visit' Explores What Would Actually Happen If Aliens Came To Earth

And asks some big questions about what it means to be human<p>As long as we have been human, we have looked at the stars and wondered if anything like us exists elsewhere out there. More recently, we’ve found new ways to try to answer that question, by capturing images of far-off worlds or sending our …

Paranormal

Warm Water May Spell the End of New England’s Iconic Cod

New England’s stocks of cod—the fish that fed colonists and launched the United States’ first industries—have collapsed almost past the point of recovery, despite aggressive catch restrictions that should have allowed them to rebound.<p>On Thursday, scientists speaking at a conservation event in …

After diving deep through icy geysers, Cassini sends images of Enceladus

Just in time for Halloween,<p>NASAhas released ghostly images of the icy geysers shooting out of Saturn’s moon Enceladus. More data taken during the Cassini spacecraft’s deepest-ever dive through the plume will be released in coming days as scientists use the spacecraft’s data to answer questions …

Check out the skull-shaped comet flying past Earth today

It's black. It's massive. It's shaped like a skull. Meet the dead comet that will fly safely past Earth this Halloween.<p>At 10 a.m. on Halloween morning, a mysterious and vaguely skull-shaped body from space will hurtle past our planet, coming within 1.3 times the distance between the Earth and the …

Brush your teeth in the dark to help sleep, says Oxford University neuroscientist

Bright bathroom lights can stimulate the body and prevent sleep, claims Russell Foster, professor of circadian neuroscience at Oxford University<p>The secret of a good night’s sleep could be as simple as brushing your teeth in the dark, an Oxford Neuroscientist has claimed.<p>Russell Foster, professor of …

Oxford University

Heat-seeking cancer drugs could target tumours and spare healthy tissue

Bubbles containing cancer drugs which burst on contact with tumours are being developed by scientists<p>Miniature heat seeking ‘grenades’ full of cancer drugs which target tumours without damaging healthy tissue, have been created by scientists.<p>Researchers at Manchester University have repurposed …

Cancer

Pluto's Crescent, A Loose Blimp, And Other Amazing Images Of The Week

Louis Vuitton

Community energy on the line – Progress | Centre-left Labour politics

Has the government got something against renewable and community energy? First, the government came for the feed-in tariff. Now they are coming for …

Refugee Crisis: Yvette Cooper Says Harness 'Huge Public Support' Amid Fears Government Can't Cope With 4,000 People A Year

The British Government has been urged to harness the "huge support" for refugees fleeing conflict as MPs warned the country will struggle to cope …

North Africa

Support after heart attack

379Maurice Smith (Nottingham)<p>A Langley Mill man who helped found the Nottingham Cardiac Support Group and has run it for 25 years.<p>Maurice Smith, age …

Scottish Labour to vote on abolishing Trident nuclear deterrent

Delegates back potentially divisive debate at conference on Sunday, as Jeremy Corbyn attacks SNP record<p>The Scottish Labour party is to vote on abolishing Britain’s nuclear deterrent after delegates voted heavily in favour of a debate on the Trident missile system.<p>The decision to debate cancelling …

United Kingdom

George Osborne launches national infrastructure commission

Chancellor blames long commutes, high energy bills and homeownership problem on failure of government to invest<p>The failure of successive governments to invest in infrastructure has meant that the British people have longer commutes, higher energy bills and can’t afford to be homeowners, George …

United Kingdom

Scottish Labour promises to restore tax credits

Leader Kezia Dugdale aims to outflank Scottish National party and close huge gap in popularity<p>Scottish Labour is to announce plans to restore tax credits for 350,000 working families in a bid to outflank the Scottish National party over the new tax powers coming to Holyrood.<p>Kezia Dugdale, the …

Tax Preparation

Foreigners may be charged for A&E treatment under new proposals

Jeremy Hunt considering move to withhold non-urgent NHS treatment for those from outside European Economic Area until payment is made<p>Jeremy Hunt, the health secretary, is considering whether to charge foreigners for using ambulances and visiting A&E in a move that could further escalate tensions …

Health Care