Jacob William Dean Addison

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Between life and death – the power of therapeutic hypothermia

When Anna Bågenholm fell while skiing and became trapped in icy water, her body temperature plummeted and her heart stopped, but doctors were able to bring her back to life. Her extraordinary story has led to therapeutic hypothermia being used around the world<p>Deep in the heart of northern Norway …

Make An LED Holiday Light Out Of Pennies

And a lemon, and some other stuff. But mostly pennies.<p>Skip the tangled strings of holiday lights this year and go wireless using a few copper-coated cents. U.S. pennies minted since 1982 conceal a zinc core. If exposed to acid, the zinc dissolves and frees electrons for use in a circuit. The …

Lemon Juice

Why Do We Age? A 46-Species Comparison

Why we age is a tricky evolutionary question. A full set of DNA resides in each of our cells, after all, allowing most of them to replicate again and again and again. Why don’t all tissues regenerate forever? Wouldn’t that be evolutionarily advantageous?<p>Since the early 1950s, evolutionary …

Orange Octopus, More Creatures Found Deep in Antarctic Sea

Wildlife & Wild Places<p><b>A sea snail feeding off a dead octopus’ beak is among the 30 new species found during an expedition to Antarctica‘s Amundsen Sea (map), according to the first study to shed light on the sea’s</b> <b>bottom dwellers.</b><p>The newfound sea snail, or limpet, is from a group that specializes in …

Supernova Next 50 Years: Astronomers Say Supernova to be Visible From Earth

Will there be a supernova in the next 50 years that is visible from Earth?<p>Yes, astronomers with Ohio State University say.<p>The odds are nearly 100 …

WIRED Space Photo of the Day 2013 | WIRED

Jan. 19, 2014: Solar X-Flare<p>The largest sunspot group of the solar cycle unleashed a large (X1.2 class) flare just when it was facing right towards …

Jealousy: it's in your genes

The green-eyed monster of jealousy may be hardwired into our DNA, but there is a lot we can do to keep it under control<p>How would you feel if you suspected your partner had enjoyed a one-night stand while away on holiday without you? What if, instead of having sex on the trip, you believed she or he …

The hybrid solar eclipse – in pictures

A rare hybrid solar eclipse has taken place, switching between a total eclipse (where the moon completely covers the sun) and an annular one (where a halo of sunlight is visible around the moon)

Space Agencies Of The World, Unite: The U.N.'s Asteroid Defense Plan

The United Nations General Assembly may approve a plan soon for the world's space agencies to defend the Earth against asteroids.<p>The plan, introduced last week, is expected to be adopted by the General Assembly in December. It would do two things: create an International Asteroid Warning Network so …

Going Wireless and Restoring Memories: The Incredible Future of Brain Implants

Neuroprostheses are already bridging the divide between man and machine to treat diseases and allow paralyzed people to move prosthetic limbs. And the next generation of brain-machine interfaces will be even more incredible.<p><b>In some ways, the human brain isn't much</b> different from a computer. Both …

Grooves in Mars dunes likely from dry ice, not water - Futurity

U. ARIZONA / CALTECH (US) — The gullies seen in sand dunes on Mars are …

UK UFO: Man Takes Photos of 2 Hovering Lights

A U.K. man took photographs of an apparent UFO—appearing as two lights in the sky—in the city of Bracknell last Friday, it was reported.<p>Steve …

Super effect on us from supermoons?

A supermoon’s extra pull of gravity creates higher-than-usual tides. But the moon’s pull doesn’t affect a human body nearly as powerfully as it does …

Astronomy

Confessions of an Alien Abductee exploited its unfortunate subjects

On Thursday evening, Channel 4 broadcast Confessions of an Alien Abductee. The programme, which was directed, produced and filmed by Guy Gilbert, was …

Spring at Saturn’s north pole

NASA’s Cassini spacecraft captured this beautiful color image of Saturn’s north pole in the heart of Saturnian springtime.<p>This compilation of images …

Saturn hurricane snapped by Cassini craft

<b>An enormous hurricane raging at Saturn's north pole has an eye 2,000km (1,250mi) across - big enough to cover the UK 12 times over.</b><p>The striking images of the storm were snapped from a height of 420,000km (260,000mi) by the Cassini spacecraft, which arrived at Saturn in 2004.<p>They were captured in …

Astronomy

DNA's twist to the right is not to be meddled with, so let's lose the lefties

Try this now: point your index finger and turn it clockwise while moving your arm forward. What you are doing is depicting the right-handed screw of …

Hundreds of strange metallic spheres found in ancient Mexican temple

Hundreds of strange metallic-looking spheres of unknown origin and purpose have been discovered by archaeologists exploring the ruins of an ancient Mesoamerican temple in Mexico, <i>Discovery News</i> reports. The spheres were uncovered by a camera-equipped robotic exploration rover on the floor of two …

Desert Glass Formed by Ancient Atomic Bombs?

<i>“Now I am become Death, the destroyer of worlds.”</i> —The Bhagavad Gita<p>Seven years after the nuclear tests in Alamogordo, New Mexico, Dr. J. Robert …

Killer Sign Language: Fish Use Gestures To Help Other Sea Creatures Commit Murder

Grouper and coral trout signal giant moray eels and octopuses to hunt prey.<p>Here's a nice image for you. Fish swimming through the sea, making little fishy head gestures to communicate with each other. It's like <i>Finding Nemo</i>, right? Wait! Better: they have little sea creature friends, like an …

Prospect of one-way Mars trip captures the imagination

<b>Twenty years ago when scientists at Cern created the first page for the World Wide Web no one could have imagined how easily it would transform the ability of humankind to have conversations around the globe.</b><p>Nor could they have predicted that a web-based debate would have explored the apparently …

European Space Agency

Big Pic: The Prettiest Aerial Shot Of Phytoplankton You've Ever Seen

NASA captures blooming marine microorganisms off the coast of France.<p>When conditions are just right in the Bay of Biscay, the body of water nestled in the elbow crook between western France and northern Spain, huge blooms of phytoplankton begin to emerge. The marine microorganisms live in the bay …

Scientists Surprised to Find Mediterranean Frog Participates in Underground Adventures

The Mediterranean anuran frog <i>Rana iberica</i>, commonly known as Iberian brown frog, is usually found in streams. Scientists were surprised to find the …

EarthSky’s 2018 meteor shower guide

Plan ahead now for an awesome year of meteor-watching. Good news! In 2018, the year’s 2 most reliable showers – August Perseids and December Geminids …

Astronomy

Stem Cells

Scientists in Uruguay Create First Glow in the Dark Sheep

Little Bo Peep would never have lost this flock. Scientists from the Animal Reproduction Institute of Uruguay (IRAUy) have created the first glow in …

Cannibal fruit flies: Lab maggots hunt one another

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/science_environment/974000/974520_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1522239672_0c80a870d60f866de783479719028951<p><b>Researchers studying the innocuous-seeming fruit fly have found that the insects have cannibalistic tendencies.</b><p>In "crowded laboratory …

Biology

Atoms star in world's smallest movie from IBM

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/science_environment/974000/974566_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1522239673_2f999f78fc6728569d0ca3d9109f0d8b<p><b>Researchers at IBM have created the world's smallest movie by manipulating single atoms on a copper surface.</b><p>The stop-motion animation uses …

Chemistry

Where is the Milky Way on May evenings?

Tonight – May 7, 2018 – if you’re in a dark location at northern temperate latitudes, you might be searching for one of the sky’s most spectacular …

Astronomy