Kimber McGehee Johnson

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New moon is June 13

The upcoming new moon is June 13, 2018, at 19:43 UTC. Will you see it? No, it crosses the sky with the sun during the day. The difference between new …

How the Pillars of Creation were created

The famous Hubble ‘Pillars of Creation’ image was made in 1995. New research suggests how these finger-like structures of interstellar gas and dust …

Cosmology

Not much force: Researchers detect smallest force ever measured

What is believed to be the smallest force ever measured has been detected by researchers with the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley …

Ask Anything: Would Cannibalism Make You Fat?

Short answer: It all comes down to portion control.<p>Taken as a whole, a cooked cadaver would yield about 81,500 calories’ worth of food, says James Cole, a lecturer on human origins at the University of Brighton in England. But that’s only if you wolfed down every part that could be consumed. To …

Research breakthrough could make hydrogen gas an even better green fuel

Toyota might be bringing a commercial hydrogen fuel cell car to roads in 2015, but the fuel still has a few drawbacks -- the major ones being storing and transporting the gas itself. Research from the UK's Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC) reckons they can solve it using ammonia, …

Do animals experience emotion like we do? (Think Mr. G and Jellybean)

Mr. G and Jellybean appeared on YouTube a little over a month ago and became viral-video stars. Footage of the reunion of the goat and the donkey -- viewed nearly 6 million times -- was a clear example, some said, of how animals experience emotions, just like you and me.<p>Really?<p>The pair were rescued …

Genome reveals how electric fish got ‘high voltage’

Six lineages of electric fish independently evolved their electricity-generating organs with essentially the same genes and development and cellular …

Stephanie Kwolek obituary

Kevlar has become a household term, associated with police in bulletproof vests or soldiers in body armour. Yet when she invented Kevlar, Stephanie Kwolek, who has died aged 90, had no idea her invention would be credited with saving thousands of lives and would become quietly ubiquitous in modern …

Astronomers discover Earth-sized 'diamond' 900 light years away

The world's largest diamond, the Cullinan, is a tad over 3,100 carats uncut. Its estimated value is some $2 billion, and it only weighs about 1.37 pounds. That stone, while enormous relative to others like it, is but an invisible speck when up against the Earth-sized diamond discovered 900 light …

When Heat Stroke Strikes, Cool First, Transport Later

The first-ever World Cup water break (taken during the game between Portugal and the United States this week) is a reminder that we all need to take extra precautions when playing in the heat.<p>Sports-related heat injuries and deaths continue to rise nationally, according to estimates by the National …

Cardiac pacemaker powered by body's own muscles developed

Over the past few decades, cardiac pacemaker technology has improved to the point that pacemakers have become a commonplace medical implant that have …

CDC recommends testing procedure that can detect HIV four weeks earlier

Today is National HIV testing day, so it’s only fitting that the CDC announced on Thursday that it was recommending a new HIV testing approach that can diagnose HIV three to four weeks earlier than the previous recommended testing procedure.<p>Currently, most tests can only detect HIV about one or two …

A Shocking Fish Tale Surprises Evolutionary Biologists

The electric eel's powerful ability to deliver deadly shocks — up to 600 volts — makes it the most famous electric fish, but hundreds of other species produce weaker electric fields. Now, a new genetic study of electric fish has revealed the surprising way they got electrified.<p>Electric eels aren't …

Scientists Discover A Mouse-Like Mammal Related To Elephants

The new species of elephant shrew, given the scientific name Macroscelides micus, inhabits an ancient volcanic formation in Namibia and sports red fur that helps it blend in with the color of its rocky surroundings, said John Dumbacher, one of a team of biologists behind the discovery.<p>Genetic …

San Francisco

Road to Mars: JPL scientists prepare for a supersonic test over Hawaii

If the wind blows the right way, sometime around sunset on Friday night, three tractor tugboats operated by P&R Water Taxi will pull up anchor in Honolulu and set off for the aquamarine waters west of Kauai.<p>On Saturday, assuming all goes well, these vessels will collect the sodden remains of a …