Huge Space Telescope Needed to Seek Life on Alien Planets

1 week ago - Humanity will probably have to wait a few decades to find out if life is common beyond our own solar system. While NASA's James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) — which is scheduled to launch in 2018 — will be capable of finding signs of life on nearby exoplanets, a broad and ... 1

Russians find electromagnetic radiation increasingly worrisome

1 week ago - A resident of the Moscow Region, Nikolai Lesnikov, has won a lawsuit he had filed a while ago demanding the removal of the cell phone tower that had been put up just 20 meters away from his home. Ever more Russians these days come to understand the risks the electromagnetic pollution ... 1

Venus Express Survives Daring Atmospheric Dive

1 week ago - Venus Express rises again! The European Space Agency spacecraft, which has been orbiting our cloud-covered neighboring planet since 2006, recently performed a risky — yet successful — aerobraking dip into Venus’ upper atmosphere in an attempt to scoop some extra data as the end ... 1

Congressional panel says: Americans are too stupid for GMO labeling

1 week ago - It's pretty rare that members of Congress and all the witnesses they've called will declare out loud that Americans are just too ignorant to be given a piece of information, but that was a key conclusion of a session of the House Agriculture Committee this week. The issue was ... 1

More puzzling radio bursts from deep space

1 week ago - Astronomers have detected very fast bursts of radio waves coming from deep in outer space and they don’t know the source. Scientists initially detected the pulses at the Parkes Observatory in Australia, but the bursts were not confirmed by another radio telescope facility until ... 1

3D Tattoos: The bizarre body art trend that is spreading across America like wildfire

1 week ago - Would you like to have a picture of a 3D demon exploding out of your chest? Would you like to make it look like an exquisite piece of art was carved out of your right leg? Would you like to see the shock on people's faces when they think that a real scorpion is sitting on your shoulder ... 1

The Darkest Black: Scientists create 'Vantablack', a black so dark it's difficult to see

1 week ago - Puritans, Goths, avant-garde artists, hell-raising poets and fashion icon Coco Chanel all saw something special in it. Now black, that most enigmatic of colours, has become even darker and more mysterious. A British company has produced a "strange, alien" material so black that ... 3

The inside scoop on sparkling water

1 week ago - Carbonated water is water in which carbon dioxide gas has been dissolved, thus creating tiny bubbles. It’s what gives soft drinks their almost irresistible effervescence, but its allure is thousands of years old. Julius Caesar, for instance, had a spa built around the naturally ... 1

Pentagon delays demolition of HAARP facility in Alaska

1 week ago - The Pentagon has delayed its plans toknock down a controversial Alaskan radio research facility until next year, for a possible transfer to a university or scientific institution, Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, announced. Murkowski said July 2 the Air Force had agreed to halt ...

Is the Human Race Evolving to Have Three Strands of DNA?

2 weeks ago - Many scientists are challenging the idea that we humans have more than two or even three strands of DNA. Some even believe that we may have a total of 12 strands or more. DNA is the acronym used for deoxyribonucleic acid. It contains the codes that act like a blueprint, giving ... 2

"They started it": Why one Israeli is on the brink of burning her passport

2 weeks ago - She is young. She is pretty. She is a university graduate and a computer engineer. She is also an Israeli Parliamentarian - and the reason why I am on the brink of burning my Israeli passport. Because behind that wide-eyed innocent face lurks the Angel of Death. Ayelet Shaked ... 4

Japanese plant experts produce 10,000 lettuce heads a day in LED-lit indoor farm

2 weeks ago - Could this be the future of agriculture? A physiologist has turned a former semiconductor factory into one of the world’s largest indoor farm, cultivating lettuces with LED lights. At almost half the size of a football pitch, the farm, which opened in Japan in July, is ... 1

Whistleblower: NSA stores 80% of all phone calls, not just metadata - full audio

2 weeks ago - At least 80 percent of all audio calls are gathered and stored by the NSA, whistleblower William Binney has revealed. The former code-breaker says the spy agency’s ultimate aim is no less than total population control. The National Security Agency lies about what it stores, ...

NASA spacecraft observes further evidence of dry ice gullies on Mars

2 weeks ago - Repeated high-resolution observations made by NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO) indicate the gullies on Mars' surface are primarily formed by the seasonal freezing of carbon dioxide, not liquid water. The first reports of formative gullies on Mars in 2000 generated ...

More Big Whales in Ocean Could Mean More Fish, Scientists Find

2 weeks ago - Scientists and fisheries managers have long underestimated the valuable role large whales play in healthy ocean ecosystems, a new study suggests. And, scientists add, those commercial fishermen who complain that whales steal fish from their nets have it wrong. An increase in the ...

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