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To Uber or Not? Why Car Ownership May No Longer Be a Good Deal
Every day there's more news about the inevitable arrival of autonomous vehicles. At the same time, more people are using ride-hailing and ride-sharing apps, and the percentage of teens getting their driver's license continues to decline. Given these technologies and social changes, it's worth asking: ...
14 hours ago
SingularityHUB
To Uber or Not? Why Car Ownership May No Longer Be a Good Deal
What It Would Take to Suck CO2 Back Out of the Atmosphere
If greenhouse gases are such a problem, can't we just suck the carbon dioxide back out of the atmosphere" It's a perfectly reasonable question and an important area of technological research to pursue. The technique is referred to as negative emissions technology. As emissions remain high, experts are ...
2 days ago
SingularityHUB
What It Would Take to Suck CO2 Back Out of the Atmosphere
Better Than Smart Speakers? Japan Is Making Robot and Hologram Companions
While American internet giants are developing speakers, Japanese companies are working on robots and holograms. They all share a common goal: to create the future platform for the Internet of Things (IoT) and smart homes. Names like Bocco, EMIEW3, Xperia Assistant, and Gatebox may not ring a bell to ...
3 days ago
SingularityHUB
Better Than Smart Speakers? Japan Is Making Robot and Hologram Companions
The Pentagon Is Being Pressed for Details on the Deadly Attack on U.S. Troops in Niger
Congress is demanding to know what went wrong and why the U.S. was caught by surprise
2 days ago
Yahoo Science
The Pentagon Is Being Pressed for Details on the Deadly Attack on U.S. Troops in Niger
Uranus will be visible to the naked eye tonight -- here's how to see it
Grab a pair of binoculars and your lamest jokes because Uranus will be visible to the naked eye on Thursday night.
2 days ago
Yahoo Science
Uranus will be visible to the naked eye tonight -- here's how to see it
Missing Hikers in Joshua Tree National Park Died in a Murder-Suicide, Police Say
Bodies of Rachel Nguyen and Joseph Orbeso were discovered Sunday
6 hours ago
Yahoo Science
Missing Hikers in Joshua Tree National Park Died in a Murder-Suicide, Police Say
Mexico catches, releases endangered vaquita porpoise
Mexico captured a rare vaquita marina porpoise as part of a bold program to save the critically endangered species, but released it because it was too young to be separated from its mother, officials said. The vaquita, the world's smallest porpoise, has been pushed to the brink of extinction by illegal ...
11 hours ago
Yahoo Science
Mexico catches, releases endangered vaquita porpoise
4,000-Year-Old Statue Of Pharaoh Queen Uncovered
The wooden head was recovered near the pyramid of Ankhesenpepy II at Saqqara.
2 days ago
Yahoo Science
4,000-Year-Old Statue Of Pharaoh Queen Uncovered
Senate Republicans Finally Got Something Done. They Should Thank Steve Bannon
Without delivering on the promise to cut taxes, GOP lawmakers feared handing Bannon ammo as he prepared a slate of rabble-rousing challengers
9 hours ago
Yahoo Science
Senate Republicans Finally Got Something Done. They Should Thank Steve Bannon
The skinny on lipid immunology
Scientists reveal new insights into the basis for T cell receptor (TCR) autoreactivity to self-phospholipids, with implications for autoimmune diseases.
10 hours ago
Science Daily
The skinny on lipid immunology
The end of pneumonia? New vaccine offers hope
A new vaccine under development provoked an immune response to 72 forms of the bacteria that's responsible for pneumonia, sepsis and meningitis. That's up from the 23 forms of bacteria covered by current immunizations. The new vaccine, which represents the 'most comprehensive' coverage of pneumococcal ...
10 hours ago
Science Daily
The end of pneumonia? New vaccine offers hope
Prozac in ocean water a possible threat to sea life
Oregon shore crabs exhibit risky behavior when they're exposed to the antidepressant Prozac, making it easier for predators to catch them, according to a new study.
12 hours ago
Science Daily
Prozac in ocean water a possible threat to sea life
Parents' alcohol use can set the stage for teenage dating violence, study finds
Having a parent with an alcohol use disorder increases the risk for dating violence among teenagers, according to a study.
12 hours ago
Science Daily
Parents' alcohol use can set the stage for teenage dating violence, study finds
Microfluidics probe 'cholesterol' of the oil industry
Researchers employ microfluidic devices to show how and why dispersants are able to break up deposits of asphaltene that hinder the flow of crude oil in wellheads and pipelines.
12 hours ago
Science Daily
Microfluidics probe 'cholesterol' of the oil industry
US ocean observation critical to understanding climate change, but lacks long-term national planning
Ocean observing systems are important as they provide information essential for monitoring and forecasting changes in Earth's climate on timescales ranging from days to centuries. A new report finds that continuity of ocean observations is vital to gain an accurate understanding of the climate, and calls ...
12 hours ago
Science Daily
US ocean observation critical to understanding climate change, but lacks long-term national planning
Hundreds of Mysterious Stone ‘Gates’ Found in Saudi Arabia’s Desert
With Google Earth, archaeologists have uncovered strange stone structures that may have been built by nomadic tribes in ancient lava fields.
14 hours ago
New York Times Science
Hundreds of Mysterious Stone ‘Gates’ Found in Saudi Arabia’s Desert
Trilobites: Meet the Overcompensators, Plants That Get Tougher and Meaner When Attacked
Damaging some plants sets off a molecular chain of events that causes them to grow back bigger and produce more seeds and chemical defenses simultaneously.
8 hours ago
New York Times Science
Trilobites: Meet the Overcompensators, Plants That Get Tougher and Meaner When Attacked
Native American Secrets Lie Buried in Huge Shell Mounds
Archaeologists in Maine are working to unearth artifacts buried for centuries in shell middens. But sea levels are rising, eroding the ancient sites.
2 days ago
New York Times Science
Native American Secrets Lie Buried in Huge Shell Mounds
Dogs Pay Attention to Your Looks
That puppy dog face your pet makes often is a reaction to your own expression, a new study finds.
2 days ago
New York Times Science
Dogs Pay Attention to Your Looks
Volcanoes Helped Violent Revolts Erupt in Ancient Egypt
During the Ptolemaic Period, fluctuations in Nile flooding triggered by eruptions may have led to violent uprisings, researchers report.
2 days ago
New York Times Science
Volcanoes Helped Violent Revolts Erupt in Ancient Egypt
How much water flows into agricultural irrigation? New study provides 18-year water use record
Irrigation for agriculture is the largest use of fresh water around the globe, but precise records and maps of when and where water is applied by farmers are difficult to locate. Now a team of researchers has discovered how to track water used in agriculture. In a paper published in the journal Geophysical ...
2 days ago
National Science Foundation
How much water flows into agricultural irrigation? New study provides 18-year water use record
A fresh look at fresh water: Researchers create a 50,000-lake database
Countless numbers of vacationers spent this summer enjoying lakes for swimming, fishing and boating. But are they loving these lakes to death" The water quality of the nation's lakes is threatened not only by the things people do in and around them, but, say scientists, by less obvious factors such ...
2 days ago
National Science Foundation
A fresh look at fresh water: Researchers create a 50,000-lake database
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