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Should salt be kept under lock and key? - Futurity

NORTHWESTERN (US) — Salt levels in processed and fast foods remain dangerously high, despite calls …

These Are The 100 Most Endangered Species In The World

The most endangered species on the planet might come as a surprise.<p>From the spammily named BestCollegesOnline comes a pretty excellent interactive tool to check out the 100 most endangered species in the world--before they're gone. The list includes plants and fungi as well as animals, and you can …

Researchers use weightlessness of space to design better materials

Researchers from Northeastern University are among the many scientists helping NASA use the weightlessness of space to design stronger materials here …

APOD: NGC 6960: The Witch's Broom Nebula (2013 May 29) Image Credit & Copyright: Martin Pugh http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap130529.html Explanation: Ten thousand years ago, before the dawn of recorded human history, a new light would have suddenly have appeared in the night sky and faded after a few weeks. Today we know this light was from a supernova, or exploding star, and record the expanding debris cloud as the Veil Nebula, a supernova remnant. This sharp telescopic view is centered on a western segment of the Veil Nebula cataloged as NGC 6960 but less formally known as the Witch's Broom Nebula. Blasted out in the cataclysmic explosion, the interstellar shock wave plows through space sweeping up and exciting interstellar material. Imaged with narrow band filters, the glowing filaments are like long ripples in a sheet seen almost edge on, remarkably well separated into atomic hydrogen (red) and oxygen (blue-green) gas. The complete supernova remnant lies about 1400 light-years away towards the constellation Cygnus. This Witch's Broom actually spans about 35 light-years. The bright star in the frame is 52 Cygni, visible with the unaided eye from a dark location but unrelated to the ancient supernova remnant. http://www.martinpughastrophotography.id.au/ Starship Asterisk* • APOD Discussion Page http://asterisk.apod.com/discuss_apod.php?date=130529 Starship Asterisk* • On This Day in APOD http://asterisk.apod.com/view_retro.php?date=0529

Are there scientific reasons to oppose gay marriage?

The UK is on track to legalise same-sex marriage and on Wednesday France sees its first gay marriage. Like most people who don't think the universe …

Why biking to work can be contagious - Futurity

PENN STATE (US) — People who walk or bike to work are likely to influence …

MAMILs - "Middle Aged Men in Lycra" - are living dangerously. New stats show middle-aged cyclists - aged 40 to 59 - are now the most at risk of hospitalisation from serious injuries. Meanwhile, serious injuries among younger riders are dropping. Contribute to our map of cycling incidents here: http://ow.ly/lrFIP