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When to Watch NASA's OSIRIS-REX Mission to Bennu Asteroid
The spacecraft will attempt to suck up rocks and dirt from the asteroid, which could unlock secrets of the solar system and could aid humanity's ability to divert one that might slam into Earth.
32 minutes ago
New York Times Science
When to Watch NASA's OSIRIS-REX Mission to Bennu Asteroid
COVID-19: Distancing and masks -- good but not enough
Decades-old data is being used to describe the propagation of tiny droplets. Now a fluid dynamics team has developed new models: Masks and distancing are good, but not enough. Even with a mask, infectious droplets can be transmitted over several meters and remain in the air longer than previously thought. ...
1 hour ago
Science Daily
COVID-19: Distancing and masks -- good but not enough
Ultraviolet shines light on origins of the solar system
In the search to discover the origins of our solar system, an international team including planetary scientists has compared the composition of the sun to the composition of the most ancient materials that formed in our solar system: refractory inclusions in unmetamorphosed meteorites.
1 hour ago
Science Daily
Ultraviolet shines light on origins of the solar system
Evidence of broadside collision with dwarf galaxy discovered in Milky Way
Astrophysicists have discovered a series of telltale shell-like formations of stars in the vicinity of the Virgo constellation, evidence of a radial merger between a dwarf galaxy and the Milky Way, and the first such 'shell structures' to be found in the Milky Way.
1 hour ago
Science Daily
Evidence of broadside collision with dwarf galaxy discovered in Milky Way
Depths of the Weddell Sea are warming five times faster than elsewhere
Over the past three decades, the depths of the Antarctic Weddell Sea have warmed five times faster than the rest of the ocean at depths exceeding 2,000 meters.
1 hour ago
Science Daily
Depths of the Weddell Sea are warming five times faster than elsewhere
Plants communicate at a molecular level
Biologists have discovered how tomato plants identify Cuscuta as a parasite. The plant has a protein in its cell walls that is identified as 'foreign' by a receptor in the tomato.
1 hour ago
Science Daily
Plants communicate at a molecular level
Can We Trust AI Doctors? Google Health and Academics Battle It Out
Machine learning is taking medical diagnosis by storm. From eye disease, breast and other cancers, to more amorphous neurological disorders, AI is routinely matching physician performance, if not beating them outright. Yet how much can we take those results at face value? When it comes to life and death ...
2 hours ago
Singularity HUB
Can We Trust AI Doctors? Google Health and Academics Battle It Out
The next generation of power plants will be virtual 
Increasing numbers of homes outfitted with solar panels and batteries have the potential to help power entire regions with renewable energy. Working together, homes with solar setups are turning neighborhoods into virtual power plants that can feed power back to the grid and prevent blackouts. ...
2 hours ago
Science - The Verge
The next generation of power plants will be virtual 
Focal epilepsy often overlooked
Having subtler symptoms, a form of epilepsy that affects only one part of the brain often goes undiagnosed long enough to cause unexpected seizures that contribute to car crashes, a new study finds.
4 hours ago
Science Daily
Focal epilepsy often overlooked
Orionids Meteor Shower 2020: How to Watch
Meteor showers can light up night skies from dusk to dawn, and if you're lucky you might be able to catch a glimpse.
4 hours ago
New York Times Science
Orionids Meteor Shower 2020: How to Watch
Nasa's Osiris-Rex probe aims for daring 'high five' with asteroid Bennu
Osiris-Rex will make the briefest of contacts with Asteroid Bennu to try to pick up rock samples.
4 hours ago
Yahoo Science
Nasa's Osiris-Rex probe aims for daring 'high five' with asteroid Bennu
Can Placebos Work"Even When Patients Know They're Fake"
Researchers showed that a saline spray 'treatment? reduced people's emotional distress, even though the study subjects knew the spray wouldn't do anything.
4 hours ago
WIRED Science
Can Placebos Work"Even When Patients Know They're Fake"
It's Time to Talk About Covid-19 and Surfaces Again
In the early days, we furiously scrubbed, afraid we could get sick from the virus lingering on objects and surfaces. What do we know now?
5 hours ago
WIRED Science
It's Time to Talk About Covid-19 and Surfaces Again
Orionid meteor shower to bring "prolonged explosions of light"
Nasa says fast meteors can also become fireballs as Earth passes through tail of Hayley's comet
6 hours ago
Yahoo Science
Orionid meteor shower to bring "prolonged explosions of light"
All-female scientific coalition calls for protection of Antarctic Peninsula
Climate change and human activity are harming Antarctica and threatening wildlife from humpback whales to microscopic algae, more than 280 scientists and conservation experts say in urging protections for the icy region. The coalition - all women - called for creating a new marine protection area around ...
14 hours ago
Yahoo Science
All-female scientific coalition calls for protection of Antarctic Peninsula
Millennials get little satisfaction from democracy - Cambridge study
Young people are less satisfied with democracy and more disillusioned than at any other time in the past century, especially in Europe, North America, Africa and Australia, a study by the University of Cambridge has found. Millennials, or those born between 1981 and 1996, are more disillusioned than ...
14 hours ago
Yahoo Science
Millennials get little satisfaction from democracy - Cambridge study
After a lemur was stolen from the San Francisco Zoo, a 5-year-old boy helped zookeepers track it down
James Trinh spotted Maki the lemur outside his preschool in Daly City. He and his family now have lifetime memberships to the San Francisco Zoo.
17 hours ago
Yahoo Science
After a lemur was stolen from the San Francisco Zoo, a 5-year-old boy helped zookeepers track it down
Space-station crew members just found an elusive air leak by watching tea leaves float in microgravity
The cosmonaut Anatoly Ivanishin released some tea leaves to float inside the station, then saw them cluster around a "scratch" in the wall.
19 hours ago
Yahoo Science
Space-station crew members just found an elusive air leak by watching tea leaves float in microgravity
How Many Plants Have We Wiped Out? Here Are 5 Extinction Stories
Botanists have laid out evidence that dozens of North American trees, herbs, plants and shrubs have gone extinct since European settlers arrived.
21 hours ago
New York Times Science
How Many Plants Have We Wiped Out? Here Are 5 Extinction Stories
A NASA spacecraft is poised to snag the largest sample of rocks from an asteroid ever
An artistic rendering of OSIRIS-REx about to collect a sample from an asteroid named Bennu. | Image: NASA OSIRIS-REx is about to perform its signature feat Tomorrow, a US spacecraft more than 200 million miles from Earth will sneak up to an asteroid larger than the Empire State Building and ...
24 hours ago
Science - The Verge
A NASA spacecraft is poised to snag the largest sample of rocks from an asteroid ever
Slow Lorises Bite With Flesh-Rotting Venom
Slow lorises are one of the world's only venomous mammals. Even rarer, they use their venom on one another.
1 day ago
New York Times Science
Slow Lorises Bite With Flesh-Rotting Venom
Babies May Be Drinking Millions of Microplastic Particles a Day
Scientists discover that baby bottles shed up to 16 million bits of plastic per liter of fluid. What that means for infants? health, no one can yet say.
1 day ago
WIRED Science
Babies May Be Drinking Millions of Microplastic Particles a Day
Scientists Just Achieved Room Temperature Superconductivity for the First Time
Superconductivity could be the key to groundbreaking new technologies in energy, computing, and transportation, but so far it only occurs in materials chilled close to absolute zero. Now researchers have created the first ever room-temperature superconductor. As a current passes through a conductor it ...
1 day ago
Singularity HUB
Scientists Just Achieved Room Temperature Superconductivity for the First Time
The ambitious effort to piece together America's fragmented health data
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge The infrastructure could help fight the next pandemic From the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic, epidemiologist Melissa Haendel knew that the United States was going to have a data problem. There didn't seem to be a national strategy to control the ...
1 day ago
Science - The Verge
The ambitious effort to piece together America's fragmented health data
NASA's OSIRIS-REx Is About to Touch an Asteroid
After years of studying Bennu, the spacecraft will make its first attempt at a sample collection on Tuesday.
1 day ago
WIRED Science
NASA's OSIRIS-REx Is About to Touch an Asteroid
The New Science of Wildfire Prediction
On this week's Get WIRED podcast, writer Dan Duane dives into the inevitability of fires in the west and how better models would help combat them.
1 day ago
WIRED Science
The New Science of Wildfire Prediction
Why a Perfect Spiral Football Pass Doesn't Break the Laws of Physics
These physicists were never amazing football players, but they've helped explain some of the magic when a quarterback goes deep.
1 day ago
New York Times Science
Why a Perfect Spiral Football Pass Doesn't Break the Laws of Physics
When Did We Become Fully Human? What Fossils and DNA Tell Us About the Evolution of Modern Intelligence
When did something like us first appear on the planet" It turns out there's remarkably little agreement on this question. Fossils and DNA suggest people looking like us, anatomically modern Homo sapiens, evolved around 300,000 years ago. Surprisingly, archaeology'tools, artifacts, cave art'suggest that ...
1 day ago
Singularity HUB
When Did We Become Fully Human? What Fossils and DNA Tell Us About the Evolution of Modern Intelligence
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