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78,000 People Apply for One-Way Trip to Mars Through Mars One

Mars One is a Dutch not-for-profit organization that has the lofty goal of establishing a human settlement on Mars in 2023. The organization has been …

Stephen Hawking: Furore deepens over Israel boycott

The celebrated physicist Stephen Hawking became embroiled in a deepening furore today over his decision to boycott a prestigious conference in Israel …

Feather pigments hint at stem cell ‘fates’ - Futurity

USC (US) — To understand how stem cells turn into certain tissue patterns and shapes, …

What Cannibals Could Teach Us About Evolution

Three recent studies provide a glimpse into nature's most gruesome diet--and what it reveals about evolution.<p>In the past few decades, scientists studying the eating habits of Earth's creatures have noticed something strange: the babies of several species, from tiger sand sharks to fruit flies, are …

Genetic mutation causing port wine stain birthmarks discovered

Powerful new treatments for port wine stain birthmarks could be on the horizon after scientists discovered the genetic mutation that causes them.<p>US researchers said identifying the mutation that causes the disfiguring purple marks was a "game changer" and could help develop new treatments to help …

Did water on moon come from Earth? - Futurity

BROWN (US) — Water inside the moon’s mantle came from primitive meteorites, the same source …

Fungus network lets plants alert each other to defend themselves against aphid attacks

Underground fungus and plants have long been known to have a mutually beneficial relationship — mycorrhizal fungi delivers nutrients to plants, and the plants give carbon back in exchange. Now, a new study published in <i>Ecology Letters</i> shows in addition to that tradeoff, the mycorrhizal fungus …

Solar eclipse seen from Australia's outback - video

Astronomers from around the world gather at Tennant Creek in Australia's outback to view an annular solar eclipse on Friday. A thin ring of light is …

How brain lets eyes track 95 mph fastball - Futurity

UC BERKELEY (US) — Our brain “pushes” forward moving objects to look closer than they …

Kids With Autism Quick To Detect Motion

Children with autism see simple movements twice as fast as other children their age, a new study finds.<p>Researchers at Vanderbilt University and the University of Rochester were looking to test a common theory about autism which holds that overwhelming sensory stimulation inhibits other brain …

Watching Your Brain Freak Out On A Scanner Calms You Down

People who observed their own brain activity using real-time fMRI feedback were better able to control and reduce their anxiety, a new study says.<p>In a quirky new experiment, researchers at Yale University found that simply showing people what their anxious brains look like was enough to help those …

Vaccinate mosquitoes to stop malaria? - Futurity

MICHIGAN STATE (US) — Mosquitoes are deadly and efficient disease transmitters, but they also can …

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 …

Heavy metal cadmium tied to liver disease - Futurity

JOHNS HOPKINS (US) — People with more chronic environmental exposure to cadmium appear to be …

Opinion: Forget the Moon. Let's Go to Mars.

Buzz Aldrin says the Red Planet should be humankind's next destination.<p><i>Editor's Note:</i> <i>National Geographic is bringing together astronaut Buzz Aldrin and mountaineer Conrad Anker for a Google+ Hangout on Monday, May 20 at 2 pm ET (7 p.m. UTC). Post your questions below using #LetsExplore.</i><p><b>As an Apollo</b> …

Hubble Finds Atmosphere of White Dwarfs Polluted With Planet Debris

Astronomers using NASA's Hubble Space Telescope have announced the discovery of the atmospheres of two white dwarfs (burned-out stars) polluted with …

The Week In Numbers: The Brightest Explosion Ever, A Ticket To The Moon, And More

<b>3.6 billion light-years</b>: the distance from Earth of a recently observed gamma-ray burst, the brightest explosion NASA scientists have ever seen<p><b>$25,000</b>: the fine internet providers face per day if they refuse to spy for the FBI<p><b>200 horsepower</b>: the oomph in the turbodiesel engine of this …

Climate change shifts migrating birds' wintering ground

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/science_environment/977000/977277_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1524691456_37e19094998b74f9b8161771c44b78d5<p><b>Three species of migratory duck have shifted their wintering grounds northward in response to increasing temperatures, say scientists.</b><p>The …

Birds

Thermal invisibility cloak in first demonstration

<b>Researchers have built and tested a form of invisibility cloak that can hide objects from heat.</b><p>Similar cloaking efforts are underway to make objects invisible to light and even sound waves, but this is the first device to work with heat.<p>The prototype, to be outlined in Physical Review Letters, …

Engineering

Engineer argues Egyptian pyramid decay is due to centuries of expansion

For centuries, Egypt's pyramids have been a point worldwide fascination. Scholars have long asked, how did the egyptians build them at all, much less so beautifully? But, when structural engineer Peter James looked at the pyramids, he asked why they were falling apart. The longstanding explanation …

APOD: Cape York Annular Eclipse (2013 May 11) Image Credit & Copyright: Courtesy Cameron McCarty MWV Observatory, Coca-Cola Space Science Center, Columbus State University Eclipse Team http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap130511.html Explanation: This week the shadow of the New Moon fell on planet Earth, crossing Queensland's Cape York in northern Australia ... for the second time in six months. On the morning of May 10, the Moon's apparent size was too small to completely cover the Sun though, revealing a "ring of fire" along the central path of the annular solar eclipse. Near mid-eclipse from Coen, Australia, a webcast team captured this telescopic snapshot of the annular phase. Taken with a hydrogen-alpha filter, the dramatic image finds the Moon's silhouette just within the solar disk, and the limb of the active Sun spiked with solar prominences. Still, after hosting back-to-back solar eclipses, northern Australia will miss the next and final solar eclipse of 2013. This November, a rare hybrid eclipse will track across the North Atlantic and equatorial Africa. Starship Asterisk* • APOD Discussion Page http://asterisk.apod.com/discuss_apod.php?date=130511 Starship Asterisk* • On This Day in APOD http://asterisk.apod.com/view_retro.php?date=0511

'Time Crystals' Could Upend Physicists' Theory of Time

In February 2012, the Nobel Prize-winning physicist Frank Wilczek decided to go public with a strange and, he worried, somewhat embarrassing idea. …

Scientist Shows How Small Molecules Generate Better Stem Cells

One of the difficulties of making patient-specific pluripotent stem cells for potential therapeutic use is that the process is so time consuming.<p>The genetic approach to reprogramming, pioneered by Shinya Yamanaka who won the 2012 Nobel Prize in medicine for his work, allows human cells to be …

The Most Bizarre, Surprising, and Disgusting Animal Superpowers | WIRED

So far, superheroes are only fictional. But some of their powers already exist in the world, possessed by a whole range of strange species. Some …