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The Dangers of Vaping, a Texas Ransomware Attack, and More News
Catch up on the most important news from today in two minutes or less.
53 minutes ago
Wired Science
The Dangers of Vaping, a Texas Ransomware Attack, and More News
Vaping May Harm Your Blood Flow?Even Without Nicotine
Inhaling e-cigarette vapor alone had an immediate, negative impact on the vascular systems of first-time vapers.
8 hours ago
Wired Science
Vaping May Harm Your Blood Flow?Even Without Nicotine
Mass Shootings May Be Contagious. Can We Contain Them?
Mounting evidence suggests mass shootings could spread like a virus, and the media is a vector. Changing how news outlets report on these tragedies could help.
10 hours ago
Wired Science
Mass Shootings May Be Contagious. Can We Contain Them?
NASA's Next Martian Rover Is Almost Ready to Rock
The all-terrain bot will use its 7-foot-long, turret-tipped arm to drill core samples from the red planet's surface, searching for signs of life.
12 hours ago
Wired Science
NASA's Next Martian Rover Is Almost Ready to Rock
Bananas in Crisis, Aggressive Social Spiders, and More News
Catch up on the most important news from today in two minutes or less.
23 hours ago
Wired Science
Bananas in Crisis, Aggressive Social Spiders, and More News
Melting Glaciers Are Helping Capture Carbon
Glaciers melting under the weight of global warming can help sequester carbon, making such watersheds a previously unrecognized CO~2~ sink.
1 day ago
Wired Science
Melting Glaciers Are Helping Capture Carbon
These Are the Meta-Trends Shaping the Future (at Breakneck Speed)
Life is pretty different now than it was 20 years ago, or even 10 years ago. It's sort of exciting, and sort of scary. And hold onto your hat, because it's going to keep changing?even faster than it already has been. The good news is, maybe there won't be too many big surprises, because the […]
7 hours ago
SingularityHUB
These Are the Meta-Trends Shaping the Future (at Breakneck Speed)
Harvard’s Smart Exo-Shorts Talk to the Cloud to Help You Walk and Run
Exosuits don't generally scream 'fashionable' or 'svelte.' Take the mind-controlled robotic exoskeleton that allowed a paraplegic man to kick off the World Cup back in 2014. Is it cool' Hell yeah. Is it practical' Not so much. Yapping about wearability might seem childish when the technology already ...
8 hours ago
SingularityHUB
Harvard’s Smart Exo-Shorts Talk to the Cloud to Help You Walk and Run
Singularity University's Global Summit Kicks off Today in San Francisco
Singularity University's (SU) annual Global Summit begins today in San Francisco, running through Wednesday, August 21. The
1 day ago
SingularityHUB
Singularity University's Global Summit Kicks off Today in San Francisco
California Passed the Country’s First Law to Prevent Genetic Biohacking
Genetic engineering technologies are quickly becoming mature and cheap enough for people to start using them in their own homes. That's got scientists and officials worried, and California has now passed the first bill aimed at restricting the sale of home gene therapy kits. Efforts to boost both the ...
1 day ago
SingularityHUB
California Passed the Country’s First Law to Prevent Genetic Biohacking
Inside China’s Play to Become the World's CRISPR Superpower
In some ways, Hercules is pretty standard for the course where beagles are concerned. He likes to run around and generally looks as (borderline insanely) happy as any of his floppy-eared cousins across the world. However, when it comes to muscles, Hercules is to other beagles what a prime Arnold Schwarzenegger ...
2 days ago
SingularityHUB
Inside China’s Play to Become the World's CRISPR Superpower
Water pollution can reduce economic growth by a third: World Bank
Heavily polluted water is reducing economic growth by up to a third in some countries, a World Bank report said Tuesday, calling for action to address human and environmental harm. The report relied on what the Bank said was the biggest-ever database assembled on global water quality using monitoring ...
2 hours ago
Yahoo Science
Water pollution can reduce economic growth by a third: World Bank
India's Moon probe enters lunar orbit
India's Chandrayaan 2 spacecraft entered lunar orbit on Tuesday, executing one of the trickiest manoeuvres on its historic mission to the Moon. After four weeks in space, the craft completed its Lunar Orbit Insertion as planned, the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) said in a statement. ISRO ...
4 hours ago
Yahoo Science
India's Moon probe enters lunar orbit
Plague-infected prairie dogs thwart Phish concert-goers camping plans
The jam-band Phish announced Tuesday that plague-infected -- yes, that plague -- prairie dog colonies had forced the cancellation of overnight camping and vending for its annual concert series near Denver. The band will still play over the Labor Day holiday weekend but said in a statement that health ...
35 minutes ago
Yahoo Science
Plague-infected prairie dogs thwart Phish concert-goers camping plans
Inovio Ends Enrollment in Anal Dysplasia Study on VGX-3100
Inovio (INO) closes enrollment in the phase II study evaluating VGX-3100 for the treatment of HPV-related high-grade anal dysplasia. Shares up.
1 hour ago
Yahoo Science
Inovio Ends Enrollment in Anal Dysplasia Study on VGX-3100
Britain tops healthy league table in supermarket sold food, Oxford University study finds
Britain isn't on a junk food diet - the food sold in its supermarkets tops health league tables, a study by Oxford University suggests.  The study of more than 400,000 food and drink products from 12 countries ranked Britain best for the levels of sugar, fat, salt and calories in common foods.  The ranking ...
1 hour ago
Yahoo Science
Britain tops healthy league table in supermarket sold food, Oxford University study finds
Kamala Harris, in Reversal, to Participate in Climate Town Hall
After previously declining the invitation due to a scheduling conflict, the California Senator became the 10th confirmed participant in the September 4th event
2 hours ago
Yahoo Science
Kamala Harris, in Reversal, to Participate in Climate Town Hall
Origin of massive methane reservoir identified
New research provides evidence of the formation and abundance of abiotic methane -- methane formed by chemical reactions that don't involve organic matter -- on Earth and shows how the gases could have a similar origin on other planets and moons, even those no longer home to liquid water.
1 hour ago
Science Daily
Origin of massive methane reservoir identified
New, healthier 'butter' spread almost entirely water
Food scientists have created a new low-calorie 'butter' spread that consists mostly of water. A tablespoon of this low-calorie spread has 2.8 grams of fat and 25.2 calories. Butter, on the other hand, which is 84% fat and about 16% water, has about 11 grams of fat and nearly 100 calories.
2 hours ago
Science Daily
New, healthier 'butter' spread almost entirely water
New rechargeable aqueous battery challenges Lithium-ion dominance
A new rechargeable high voltage manganese dioxide zinc battery exceeds the 2 V barrier in aqueous zinc chemistry. With a voltage of 2.45-2.8V, the alkaline MnO2|Zn battery could break the long dominance of flammable and expensive lithium (Li)-ion batteries in the market.
2 hours ago
Science Daily
New rechargeable aqueous battery challenges Lithium-ion dominance
Alternative to 'revolving door' of opioid detox and relapse
In a first-ever randomized trial, patients at a short-term inpatient program began long-term outpatient treatment with buprenorphine before discharge, with better outcomes than detox patients.
2 hours ago
Science Daily
Alternative to 'revolving door' of opioid detox and relapse
Treating dogs with human breast cancer drug
Like many women who develop a particular type of breast cancer, the same gene -- HER2 -- also appears to be the cause of lung cancer in many dogs. Researchers found that neratinib -- a drug that has successfully been used to battle human breast cancer -- might also work for many of the nearly 40,000 ...
2 hours ago
Science Daily
Treating dogs with human breast cancer drug
Profound patterns in globally important algae
A globally important ocean algae is mysteriously scarce in one of the most productive regions of the Atlantic Ocean, according to a new article. A massive dataset has revealed patterns in the regions where Atlantic coccolithophores live, illuminating the inner workings of the ocean carbon cycle and raising ...
2 hours ago
Science Daily
Profound patterns in globally important algae
An Archaeological Puzzle on the Danube
Unique sculptures date from the historical moment when two peoples and two cultures met on the banks of a section of the river, now known as the Iron Gates.
15 hours ago
New York Times Science
An Archaeological Puzzle on the Danube
The Thick Gray Line: Forest Elephants Defend Against Climate Change
If the species is wiped out by poachers, Africa's vast rain forest will lose 7 percent of its carbon storage ability, scientists estimate.
12 hours ago
New York Times Science
The Thick Gray Line: Forest Elephants Defend Against Climate Change
Trump's Rollback of Auto Pollution Rules Shows Signs of Disarray
The White House, blindsided by a pact between California and four automakers, appears to be losing ground in its effort to prevent any more for joining the agreement.
42 minutes ago
New York Times Science
Trump's Rollback of Auto Pollution Rules Shows Signs of Disarray
She Studies Sea Snakes by the Seafloor
Sea snakes are the most diverse group of marine reptiles in the world, but they are poorly understood and threatened by development. Blanche D?Anastasi is among the scientists working to save them.
3 hours ago
New York Times Science
She Studies Sea Snakes by the Seafloor
Biology
A bat, a mushroom, a blade of grass--they're easy to identify as "life." But what about a cold virus or mold" Biologists are life's detectives, discovering what “alive” really means. More at http://www.nsf.gov/news/overviews/biology/"WT.mc_id=USNSF_51 This is an NSF News item.
2 hours ago
National Science Foundation
Biology
Nanoscience
Nanoscience is the ability to manipulate atoms and molecules. This fast-moving field is transforming our ability to custom-design objects and processes at sizes smaller than 1/1000th the width of a hair. More at http://www.nsf.gov/news/overviews/nano/index.jsp?WT.mc_id=USNSF_51 ...
48 minutes ago
National Science Foundation
Nanoscience
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