The worst Ebola outbreak in history is moving into Africa's cities

22 hours ago - The dreaded Ebola virus came to the children’s hospital in the form of a 4-year-old boy. His diagnosis became clear three days after he was admitted. The Ola During hospital — the nation’s only pediatric center — was forced to close its steel gates. Fear swelled. The boy ... 1

'Soul of the sun' revealed - deep neutrinos detected for the first time

1 day ago - Scientists have for the first time detected the solar neutrino particles forged in the sun's heart that are eventually emitted into the galaxy as light. More than 100 international scientists from the University of Massachusetts Amherst worked together using the Borexino detector in ... 2

Rainforest fungus capable of eating plastic pollution

1 day ago - One of the biggest problems facing the earth, plastic pollution, could soon meet its match if students at Yale University are able to breed a recently discovered plastic-eating fungus on a large scale. Plastic pollution, exemplified by the giant floating island of trash the size ... 1

Scientists Prepare to Solve Mystery of Sumerian DNA

1 day ago - The ancient Sumerians, builders of the world’s first known civilization, are a mystery to us. Settling in what we would now call southern Iraq from about 5400 BCE on, they produced a written language, a complex system of mythology, impressive architecture, and a lost world that held ... 1

'Space City' Houston UFOs Look For An Explanation

2 days ago - When UFOs fly over a metropolitan area known as "Space City," it's safe to assume explanations for the sightings also will fly. During an Aug. 11 rain storm in Houston, some odd lights were photographed above the city that's home to the Johnson Space Center, headquarters of ... 2

Row reignites over distance of Pleiades star cluster

2 days ago - The most precise measurement yet of the distance to the Pleiades star cluster is reviving a dispute that has split the astronomy community largely down a trans-Atlantic divide for the past 17 years. The latest result, from a US team using a worldwide network of radio telescopes, ... 1

What Lit up the Universe? Astronomers May be on the Brink of an Answer

2 days ago - Most scientists can see, hear, smell, touch or even taste their research. But astronomers can only study light — photons traveling billions of light-years across the cosmos before getting scooped up by an array of radio dishes or a single parabolic mirror orbiting the Earth. ...

Were the mystery Pacific lights caused by an 'energy bubble'?

3 days ago - Earlier this week a pilot and his co-pilot spotted a mysterious orange and red glow while flying over the Pacific Ocean. The strange lights baffled the pilots, with no obvious explanation available. But a Nasa researcher has told MailOnline that he thinks the answer may lie ... 1

UFOs spotted during rain storm in Houston, Texas?

3 days ago - Sky gazers in the Lone Star State are still scratching their heads as they look for an explanation behind mysterious sets of lights photographed earlier this month over the city of Houston. Images taken on August 11 during a rain storm and posted to social media have had some Texans ... 1

These 3-D Printed Skeleton Keys Can Pick High-Security Locks in Seconds

3 days ago - One of the hairier unintended consequences of cheap 3-D printing is that any troublemaker can duplicate a key without setting foot in a hardware store. But clever lockpickers like Jos Weyers and Christian Holler already are taking that DIY key-making trick a step further: They can 3-D ... 1

"Spooky" quantum entanglement reveals invisible objects

3 days ago - Like twins separated at birth who are later reunited, two laser beams revealed invisible objects in a display of their weird quantum connection, researchers reported on Wednesday. The images, of tiny cats and a trident, are an advance for quantum optics, an emerging physics ... 2

Nasa Approves Rocket To Take Humans To Mars

3 days ago - Nasa has approved construction of the world's most powerful rocket designed to take astronauts to Mars. The $7bn (£4.2bn) Space Launch System (SLS) is scheduled to blast off for a test launch in November 2018. It will potentially take humans to the red planet for the first ... 2

Alexander the Great-Era Tomb Will Soon Reveal Its Secrets

4 days ago - As archaeologists continue to clear dirt and stone slabs from the entrance of a huge tomb in Greece, excitement is building over what excavators may find inside. The monumental burial complex — which dates back to the fourth century B.C., during the era of Alexander the ... 3

Iceland lake monster does exist

4 days ago - Lagarfljtsormurinn, the giant serpent rumored to inhabit the lake Lagarfljt near Egilsstair in East Iceland truly exists, as announced on Saturday by the majority of a 13-person truth commission established in 2012 by the Fljtsdalshra municipal council. The commission was given ... 1

Water clouds tentatively detected just 7 light-years from Earth

4 days ago - Astronomers have found signs of water ice clouds on an object just 7.3 light-years from Earth—less than twice the distance of Alpha Centauri, the nearest star system to the sun. If confirmed, the discovery is the first sighting of water clouds beyond our solar system. The clouds ... 2

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