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Anthropocene began in 1965, according to signs left in the world's 'loneliest tree'

1 hour 20 min ago

Nuclear bomb tests potentially mark the start of a new geological epoch: the Anthropocene.


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You’re Not Having A Midlife Crisis, But Here’s the Science Anyway

1 hour 29 min ago

The midlife crisis guy is an easily recognizable cultural archetype. Maybe he’s got a big stupid Corvette and a small dumb hat to match his crippling self-doubt. Maybe he’s hitting on a waitress. Maybe he’s letting a marriage dissolve. He’s a pathetic sort of villain facing down a long-deferred personal reckoning with failure and feelings. But... View Article The post You’re Not Having A Midlife Crisis, But Here’s the Science Anyway appeared first on Fatherly.


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Alien Life: How Would Humans Really React to ET? Study Reveals Surprising Result

1 hour 36 min ago

Humans are fascinated by aliens. Whether they’re chest-bursting assassins or cuddly childhood friends, pop culture is awash with extraterrestrials. Science, too, has been looking for little green men for years with the Search for Extra-Terrestrial Intelligence (SETI) Institute and more recently with Breakthrough Listen.


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Human-Sheep Hybrids Could Grow Human Organs for Transplant and Even Cure Diabetes

3 hours 50 min ago

Scientists have created human-sheep hybrids in a step towards human organ production in animals. The approach could one day supply organs for transplantation in humans, and even offer a cure for type 1 diabetes.


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Our discovery of how humans experience the smell of death may one day help save lives

3 hours 53 min ago

Genetic research could help us produce new ways of diagnosing and treating depression and suicidal ideation – including a 'death smell test'.


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Google Lunar XPrize Is a Bust -- But This Company Could Still Go to the Moon

4 hours 22 min ago

Could Jeff Bezos and Blue Origin succeed where so many others have just failed?


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In Kenya, anti-poaching dogs are wildlife's best friends

4 hours 40 min ago

Five-month-old bloodhound Shakaria gambols through the long savannah grasses of Kenya's Maasai Mara reserve, her playful mood swiftly turning to keen determination as she is ordered to track a human scent. Shakaria is top of her class of five puppies being trained by American experts to join a tracker dog unit, which has become pivotal in the fight against poaching in the Mara Triangle, part of the vast Maasai Mara ecosystem in southern Kenya that merges into Tanzania's Serengeti. It is here that over one million wildebeest, and tens of thousands of other animals cross from Tanzania into Kenya on their annual migration, attracting hordes of tourists, but also poachers seeking an easy target.


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Singapore to impose carbon tax from 2019

5 hours 29 min ago

Singapore said Monday it would impose a carbon tax from next year to cut its greenhouse gas emissions and make companies more competitive as global agreements on climate change take effect. Finance Minister Heng Swee Keat said the tax would be levied on all facilities producing 25,000 tonnes or more of greenhouse gas emissions a year. The tax, to be applied to all sectors, will be Sg$5.0 ($3.8) per tonne of greenhouse gas emissions from 2019 to 2023, after which the levy will be reviewed and possibly raised to between Sg$10 and Sg$15 per tonne by 2030.


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6-Year-Old Boy Among Four People Shot Outside a Steakhouse in Texas

6 hours 9 sec ago

The shooter is still at large


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Indonesia's Sinabung volcano unleashes towering ash column

7 hours 15 sec ago

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Rumbling Mount Sinabung on the Indonesian island of Sumatra shot billowing columns of ash more than 5,000 meters (16,400 feet) into the atmosphere and hot clouds down its slopes on Monday.


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Israeli scientists complete mock Mars mission in Negev desert

7 hours 19 min ago

A team of six Israeli researchers on Sunday ended a four-day Mars habitat experiment in Israel's Negev desert where they simulated living conditions on the Red Planet, Israel's Science and Technology Ministry said. The participants were investigating various fields relevant to a future Mars mission, including satellite communications, the psychological affects of isolation, radiation measurements and searching for life signs in soil. Participant Guy Ron, a nuclear physics professor from the Hebrew University in Jerusalem, said the project was not only intended to look for new approaches in designing a future mission to the Red Planet but to increase public interest.


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French Olympic Ice Dancer Suffers Serious Wardrobe Malfunction

7 hours 38 min ago

Papadakis' costume appeared to unhook from around her neck, exposing her breast


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Autism: Scientists take 'first steps' towards biological test

7 hours 40 min ago

Differences were found in blood proteins between children with and without autism, a study says.


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Israeli scientists complete mock Mars mission in Negev desert

Sun, 02/18/2018 - 22:29

A team of six Israeli researchers on Sunday ended a four-day Mars habitat experiment in Israel's Negev desert where they simulated living conditions on the Red Planet, Israel's Science and Technology Ministry said. The participants were investigating various fields relevant to a future Mars mission, including satellite communications, the psychological affects of isolation, radiation measurements and searching for life signs in soil. Participant Guy Ron, a nuclear physics professor from the Hebrew University in Jerusalem, said the project was not only intended to look for new approaches in designing a future mission to the Red Planet but to increase public interest.


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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu Warns Iran to 'Not Test Israel’s Resolve'

Sun, 02/18/2018 - 18:52

Netanyahu said the nuclear deal with Iran has emboldened Tehran


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Three Billboards Wins Big at the BAFTA Awards

Sun, 02/18/2018 - 18:32

The film's win coincided with ceremony's call for female empowerment


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Autism blood discovery promises earlier tests and treatment

Sun, 02/18/2018 - 18:05

Scientists have discovered evidence of autism in the blood of affected children in a breakthrough that promises earlier testing and treatment for the condition. A team at Warwick University found that those suffering from the developmental disorder were more likely to have damaged blood proteins. Affecting around one in every 100 people in the UK, autism spectrum disorder (ASD) can be difficult to diagnose, particularly in the early stages of development, because the symptoms vary widely depending on the patient. The researchers recruited 38 children who were diagnosed with ASD along with a control group of 31 other children between the ages of five and 12. Blood and urine samples were taken from the children for analysis, with chemical differences observed between the two groups. The next research steps will be to repeat the study with further groups of children to confirm the good diagnostic performance and to assess if the test can identify ASD at very early stages. Our discovery could lead to earlier diagnosis and interventionDr Naila Rabbani, University of Warwick = ASDs mainly affect a person's social interaction and communication, with symptoms that can include speech disturbances, repetitive and compulsive behaviour, hyperactivity, anxiety, and difficulty adapting to new environments. Genetic causes are thought to be responsible for around a third of cases of ASD, while the rest are believed to be caused by a combination of environmental factors, mutations, and rare genetic variants. Dr Naila Rabbani, who led the research, said: “Our discovery could lead to earlier diagnosis and intervention. "With further testing we may reveal specific plasma and urinary profiles or fingerprints of compounds with damaging modifications. "This may help us improve the diagnosis of ASD and point the way to new causes of ASD." Other scientists have cautioned that because the average age of the children in the study was seven, the test may not work on much younger children as they may not share the same metabolic patern. The research has been published in the journal Molecular Autism.


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Maia and Alex Shibutani Are Everyone's Favorite Skating Siblings. Here's How They Got to the Olympics

Sun, 02/18/2018 - 17:44

They’re brother and sister, and spend almost every hour of every day with each other — training, traveling or competing. And yes, they do get along


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Why Do We Behave the Way We Do? New Research Reveals Biology Guiding Different Life Stages

Sun, 02/18/2018 - 14:06

The simple worm sometimes behaves differently from others with the exact same genes—an evolutionary advantage that confounds basic genetics, according to a new study. Researchers studying why the tiny creatures behave a certain way at different life stages found that worms with identical genes and living in the same environment will nonetheless engage in atypical behavior. Using a newly developed system, scientists were able to record the worms’ behavior for their entire life cycle, which lasts about 50 hours.


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