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Study: Feeling powerful changes your perception of time

Berkeley - Associates with the University of California at Berkeley conducted a test and survey to study perception. According to results those who felt powerful perceived that they could carry out more tasks in a shorter time.
In the Media by Walter McDaniel - 2 comments

Siberian team finds evidence that most dinosaurs had feathers

According to a paper published by Russian researchers, our understanding of dinosaur tissues is wrong. Feathers may have possibly been a part of many body structures during that era.
In the Media by Walter McDaniel

Sponge developed by scientists can turn light into steam energy

Cambridge - Mechanical engineering department head Gang Chen worked with a team to produce a spongy structure which can convert sunlight into steam. Readers who understand how useful steam energy is can understand why this is important.
In the Media by Walter McDaniel

Canadian boy regains hearing after receiving brain stem implant

Montreal - Auguste Majkowski can now hear sounds for the first time in his life. Three-year-old Auguste received surgery which connected an advanced form of hearing aid to his brain stem.
In the Media by Walter McDaniel - 1 comment

Scientists discover that mammoths and mastodons were homebodies

Cincinnati - According to new research from the University of Cincinnati mastodons and mammoths loved to hang out in the area. Areas of Cincinnati reportedly played host to these huge creatures all year.
In the Media by Walter McDaniel - 2 comments

Op-Ed: Robotic Reflections

When asked to write an Op-Ed on the subject of robotics, one over-arching thought came to mind: The robots are coming, people — get on board or get left behind.
In the Media by Mike Rossi - 2 comments

Largest aquatic flying insect discovered in Sichuan, China

Sichuan - Many of the largest bugs in the world have a new competitor; the Giant Dobsonfly. Townsfolk brought the creature to researchers and it is now making international news.
In the Media by Walter McDaniel - 1 comment

World marks hottest June since 1880: U.S. scientists

Washington - Last month was the hottest June since record-keeping began in 1880, according to a monthly report by U.S. government climate scientists.The combined average temperature over land and ocean surfaces was a "record high for the month at 61.
In the Media by AFP - 1 comment

Why doesn't Mackenzee Wittke age?

Mackenzee Wittke is a girl who stays young from year to year. In fact her body changes very little in any way. This case is drawing worldwide interest from scientists and the media since her condition stands out even among similar children.
In the Media by Walter McDaniel

Newly researched substance can trap dangerous gases

Richland - A new compound developed by scientists at the DOE/Pacific Northwest National Laboratory. According to early reports it has some significant value in trapping gases such as xenon, krypton, and radon.
In the Media by Walter McDaniel

Many science graduates end up not working in science

A new report finds that most science, technology, engineering, and math degree-holders seek jobs unrelated to their academic disciplines. However, students of these subjects have a higher chance of securing employment that other disciplines.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 1 comment

Study: Evidence for the sentience of rats

Lab rats have been instrumental in many scientific discoveries. However new evidence suggests that lab rats are sentient.
In the Media by Walter McDaniel

Video: Immense hole appears in Siberia and prompts expedition

A giant hole has opened up in northern Siberia. The sudden and unexpected appearance has prompted an immediate response from the scientific community.
In the Media by Walter McDaniel - 5 comments

Scientist wants to use LED light to grow plants on other planets

Ontario - Researcher Mike Dixon with the University of Guelph in Canada has some big plans to amplify Light-Emitting Diode (LED) energy. If these work they could provide an energy source for plants to grow on Mars and other planets throughout the solar system.
In the Media by Walter McDaniel - 2 comments

Research suggests that antioxidants may protect cancer

Cold Spring Harbor - Doctors David Tuveson and Navdeep S. Chandel have published a study in the New England Journal of Medicine asserting that antioxidants may do more harm than good when treating cancer sufferers.
In the Media by Walter McDaniel - 1 comment

Are underwater drones capable of exploring the deep sea?

Some are speculating that drones may soon be able to map the ocean floor. Evidence so far has not been promising after several failed tests to head towards the ocean floor. At the same time drones do represent our best chance to study this frontier.
In the Media by Walter McDaniel

The magnetic field of Earth is weakening 10X faster than expected

There is some concern about how the flipping process of our Earth's poles has sped up. Now instead of thousands of years some estimates put it at hundreds. What does this mean for most of us?
In the Media by Walter McDaniel - 10 comments

Super Moon will rise on July 12

The first of three consecutive "Super Moons" will rise above the Earth's skyline on Saturday July 12, 2014. Get your cameras ready.
In the Media by Micki Hogan - 2 comments

Genetic sequencing used to map HIV transmission

The transmission network of HIV in a human population has been mapped, using genetic sequencing, for the first time, say researchers from University of California San Diego.
In the Media by Sarah Curran Ragan - 1 comment

Video: Warship called 'Cursed' reveals lost treasure

Researchers combing the bottom of the Baltic Sea for new scientific information have turned their attention to the "Mars" and the ship has yielded a new discovery of a different kind.
In the Media by Walter McDaniel

NASA — Striving to pass the smell-test

Space is weird. Someone had to say it. Objects float. Temperatures fluctuate by hundreds of degrees. Cosmic rays carry enough radiation to make Chernobyl look like a walk in the park.
In the Media by Mike Rossi

Nearby planet has atmosphere very similar to Earth

A new planet may be our best evidence yet that habitable worlds exist near Earth. New findings show that a "super-Earth" may be our ticket to the colonization of this galaxy.
In the Media by Walter McDaniel - 2 comments

Exploding tourism numbers threaten the environment of Antarctica

According to reports from scientists studying Antarctica the large increase in tourism there is a threat to the natural environment. The area hosts a wealth of scientific information that may be damaged by tourism.
In the Media by Walter McDaniel

Three drifting black holes foster new research for scientists

Three black holes have been observed to be drifting towards each other. Discussion is happening throughout the scientific community as we wait to see what happens when they have fully spiraled into one another.
In the Media by Walter McDaniel - 2 comments

CDC anthrax researcher is reassigned

Atlanta - The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention takes its first disciplinary action in the wake of the biosecurity oversight that potentially exposed 75 agency scientists to anthrax. The head of the laboratory has been "reassigned."
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 1 comment

Dirty Little Secrets of Science

San Francisco - Freeman Dyson has a dirty little secret. So does Ray Kurzweil. What are these famous scientists and other prominent citizens doing when you're not looking? They're betting on our future, Homer.
In the Media by Chikako Uchinami - 1 comment

Study: 'Gaydar' works and conservatives detect gays sooner

Toronto - 'Gaydar' has long been dismissed as a mild joke on certain hunches people have. New research suggests that there is some method by which we can detect that someone is gay. One scientist also claims conservatives are more skilled at this as well.
In the Media by Walter McDaniel

Study: Morning people are less ethical at night

A new study tells us that you might not want to hire someone just because they are a morning person. The research claims that these people are more likely to be unethical at night.
In the Media by Walter McDaniel - 6 comments

Study: New protein use may improve immune system response

A new molecule allows the body to better handle infection by allowing the T and B cells to change their reaction to certain bacteria. When given NFATc3 the cells produced more of the nitric oxide (NO) needed to fight infections.
In the Media by Walter McDaniel

Yale scientists may have accidentally cured baldness

Scientists were looking for a cure for arthritis. They may have found a cure for baldness due to massive hair growth caused by one drug they tested.
In the Media by Walter McDaniel - 4 comments
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