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Engineer says new study forces researchers to rethink how elderly break their bones

To better understand why many elderly people are prone to break a bone in a fall (known as bone fragility fractures), perhaps doctors and researchers …

Engineering

China Just Overtook The US in Scientific Output For The First Time

We just passed the tipping point.<p>A national report on the state of US science has concluded the United States is still the world leader in science …

Research

New Eocene fossil data suggest climate models may underestimate future polar warming

"If you look at the pyramids, they're full of these tiny little lentil-like things - those are forams," Cotton said. "The ancient Greeks thought the …

Climate Change

The Winners Of The Greatest Photoshop Battles Ever (New Pics)

Photoshop wizards are constantly battling each other, using their magic powers to determine who can create the funniest images. We've already showed …

Edvard Munch
Biology

It Takes 10,000 Hours to Become an Expert in Anything: Use These 4 Techniques

Mastering a skill takes serious time. Here's how to make the most out of the hours you put in towards mastering you craft.<p>10,000 hours.<p>That's how long it takes to master your craft, according to bestselling author Malcolm Gladwell. Whether you want to become a better leader, an expert in marketing …

The origin of 'us': what we know so far about where we humans come from

The question of where we humans come from is one many people ask, and the answer is getting more complicated as new evidence is emerging all the time.<p>…

Evolution

50 Amazing Ways To Use Apple Cider Vinegar

We would all love an ingredient which would be practical and useful for many diseases, being our cheap health agent throughout life, right?<p>The one …

Alternative Medicine

The 11,500-year-old skeleton of a baby girl offers clues on how the Americas first came to be populated

• <b>The remains of a baby girl buried roughly 11,500 years ago is providing genomic evidence of an ancient population previously unknown to science.</b>• <b><br>She was part of a population researchers have named "Ancient Beringians."</b>• <b><br>The findings give some insight into how the Americas first came to be populated.</b><p>A …

Anthropology

Mayon volcano in Philippines erupts

After becoming active last week, the Mayon volcano in the Philippines has erupted. Mayon is the country's most active volcano.

Volcanoes

Secretary Mattis seeks ties with once-brutal Indonesia special forces unit, with an eye on China

JAKARTA, Indonesia — Defense Secretary Jim Mattis is pushing to reestablish contact with Indonesia’s premier counterterror force, he said Tuesday, decades after it was barred from working closely with U.S. forces because of human-rights abuses.<p>Mattis told reporters a major component of discussion …

South China Sea

Did Trump just start a trade war with China?

President Trump's decision Monday to slap tariffs on imports of solar panels and washing machines risks inflaming tensions with China and other big U.S. trade partners.<p>Trump has long complained about lop-sided trade with countries such as China and South Korea, saying it hurts American workers.But …

China

7.9 Earthquake in Alaska Triggers West Coast Tsunami Warning

<i>This is a breaking story and will be updated. Check back for new information...</i><p><b>Update (7:48 a.m. ET):</b> The U.S. National Tsunami Warning Center issued …

Earthquakes

Eastern U.S. cougar declared extinct 80 years after last sighting

(Reuters) - Eastern cougars that once prowled North America from Michigan to South Carolina were officially declared extinct and removed from the U.S. endangered species list on Monday, eight decades after the last confirmed sighting of the wild feline predator.<p>The large cats, also known as …

Wildlife

Japan to replace whaling mother ship in sign hunts will go on

Officials say they need a faster ship to evade anti-whaling activists<p>Japan is to defy Australia and other nations with plans to replace its whaling fleet’s ageing mother ship, showing its determination to continue its annual expeditions to the Southern Ocean.<p>The country’s fisheries agency is …

Oceans

Modi’s pitch for global “solidarity” in Davos takes aim at Trump without mentioning his name

Davos, Switzerland<p>Indian prime minister Narendra Modi took aim at Donald Trump’s “America First” policies at the World Economic Forum’s annual gathering in Davos today, in a speech beseeching global leaders to abandon selfishness and protectionism, and embrace the world’s shared future.<p>Modi is …

World Economic Forum

Indian PM Narendra Modi warns of three major global threats

Delivering the opening keynote address at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has shared his vision …

India

U.S. Tariffs, Aimed at China and South Korea, to Hit Targets Worldwide

DAVOS, Switzerland — The Trump administration is taking direct aim at Chinese solar panels and South Korean washing machines with new tariffs. The impact, however, will be felt more broadly.<p>The tariffs unveiled on Monday will apply to imports of washing machines and solar energy cells and panels …

South Korea

Avalanche and volcano hit Japan ski resort

<b>One person is missing after an avalanche at a Japanese ski resort which may have been triggered by a nearby volcanic eruption.</b><p>Several people were also injured in the incident near Kusatsu in central Gunma prefecture.<p>At least three people have been rescued, Japanese media report.<p>Authorities say the …

Itsunori Onodera

Congo steps up deadly crackdown after more protests against Kabila

Clergy among hundreds detained as Catholic church leads call for president to step down<p>Hundreds of people have been arrested in a wide-ranging crackdown in the Democratic Republic of the Congo after fresh protests against the continued rule of President Joseph Kabila.<p>Security forces shot dead at …

Africa

Turkey shells Syrian city as it pushes into Kurdish enclave

BEIRUT (AP) — A Kurdish militia spokesman says Turkey has shelled a city in northeastern Syria as Turkish forces press into a Syrian Kurdish enclave for the fourth straight day.<p>Nureddine Mehmud says Turkey fired on Qamishli and other towns along the Syrian-Turkish border on Tuesday, calling it a …

Syria

Tsunami warnings canceled after magnitude-7.9 earthquake off Alaska

<b>(CNN) —</b> Forecasters canceled tsunami warnings for Alaska and the US and Canadian west coasts Tuesday after an earthquake in the Gulf of Alaska stoked fears of damaging waves.<p>The tsunami alerts were canceled "because additional information and analysis have better defined the threat," said the …

Earthquakes

What Happened the Last Time Antarctica Melted?

By Eric Betz | January 18, 2018 2:34 pm<p>The JOIDES team snapped this image on their transit through the ice near Antarctica. <i>(Credit: JOIDES</i> …

Climate Change

Study describes structure of herpes virus linked to Kaposi's sarcoma

UCLA researchers have provided the first description of the structure of the herpes virus associated with Kaposi's sarcoma, a type of cancer.<p>The …

Biology

In Photos: India's PSLV rocket Launches Cartosat-2 Satellite & 30 More!

A Successful Comeback<p>Credit: ISRO<p>On Thursday, Jan. 11, 2018, the Indian Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle successfully launched 31 satellites, making a …

Space

This New Experiment Could Finally Unite The Two Biggest Theories in Physics

It's time we solved this.<p>An idea for an experiment that could unite the stubborn fields of quantum mechanics and general relativity has been given …

Physics

animals won’t shrink as the climate gets warmer

Do animals get bigger as the climate they live in gets colder? According to a rule established in 1847, they do – which has had biologists concerned …

Climate

EPA official: government must plan for climate change

WASHINGTON (AP) — A top manager who supervises the Environmental Protection Agency program responsible for cleaning up the nation's most contaminated properties and waterways told Congress on Thursday that the government needs to plan for the ongoing threat posed to Superfund sites from climate …

Climate

Test of Einstein's Theory Shows the Sun Is Losing Mass

The best planet, Mercury, is in the midst of telling us something important about our sun: It’s losing mass.<p>Mercury, the closest planet to the sun, …

Physics

Scientists Have Figured Out How to Recycle Waste CO2 Back Into... Plastic

This just might work.<p>It's been clear for a while now that there's too much carbon dioxide in Earth's atmosphere, heavily contributing to a warming …

Recycling