Panel to discuss deep-sea mining at AAAS Meeting
Home to an immense diversity of marine life, the deep ocean also contains valuable minerals with metals such as nickel, copper, cobalt, manganese, zinc, and gold, and rare-earth elements used in electronic technology like smart phones and medical imaging machines. As demand for these resources increases and supplies on land decrease, commercial mining operators are looking to the deep ocean as the
How the Nuclear Threat From North Korea Has Grown
The country's missile test this month gave weapons monitors a status report on the progress of North Korea's nuclear program. They said there was a significant advance.
Trump og folks hjerne
The Cognitive Bias President Trump Understands Better Than You
The human brain has a built-in tendency to conflate the aberrant with the norm. The news industry—and certain politicians—know this all too well-
Uran fra havet
Elektrokemisk trick kan gøre uranudvinding fra havet rentabelt En gammel drøm om udvinding af uran fra havet kan måske blive rentabel med en ny metode, vurderer ekspert.
Bring Minecraft to Life With These Cheap 3-D Printers
3-D printing isn't exactly mainstream, but Windows 10 and super-cheap hardware will make it much more attractive for makers-
The Surprisingly Early Settlement of the Tibetan Plateau
Scientists thought people first set foot on the frozen Tibetan Plateau 15,000 years ago. New genomic analyses suggest multiplying that figure as much as fourfold —
SpaceX Scrubs Rocket Launch
The company may try again as soon as Sunday to launch the rocket, which carries materials for the space station.
What's the Oldest Thing Alive Today?
The oldest living thing on Earth today is … well, it's controversial. Figuring out the oldest thing alive requires defining "alive." It also requires a definition of "organism."
Why Do Antiseptics Sting When Put on Cuts?
Imagine you're chopping vegetables when — oops! — you slice your finger. You run to the sink to wash the cut and then ready yourself for the inevitable sting that will come when you put antiseptic on the wound.
Fødevarebranchens nye vidunderbarn hedder stevia
Sødestof fra stevia-planten har siden EU-godkendelsen i 2011 vundet stadigt mere hyldeplads i de danske supermarkeder. Årsag? Færre kalorier og mindre kemi.
Security News This Week: Yahoo Got Hacked Again. No, Seriously
Each weekend we round up the news stories that we didn't break or cover in depth but that still deserve your attention-
NASA Tests Plane-Guiding Tech to Shorten Your Next Flight
Better data means less space between planes, and less midair congestion-
6 Reasons Why We Self-Sabotage
Savvy Psychologist Dr. Ellen Hendriksen offers 6 reasons why, instead of shooting for the stars, we aim straight for our foot —
A Liftoff Deferred: SpaceX Mission From NASA's Historic Launch Pad Delayed
Launch Complex 39A, the site of the Apollo 11 mission, has quite a storied past. Now, it's on the brink of a new era — but it'll have to wait a bit, after Saturday's launch was scrubbed for 24 hours.
George Saunders: 'Haughty, Thin-Skinned' Trump Is the Anti-Lincoln
George Saunders discusses 'Lincoln in the Bardo' on the 'Geek's Guide to the Galaxy' podcast-
Eclipse to be turned into mega-movies
Citizen photos taken during August's total solar eclipse in the US will be spliced into continuous videos.
Yourself, Only Better – Ayelet Waldman – Think Again Podcast #86
Spontaneous talk on surprise topics. Author Ayelet Waldman on parenting, identity, and how LSD microdosing changed her life for the better.
When Their Food Ran Out, These Reindeer Kept Digging
Reindeer are thought to face a grim future as climate change threatens lichen, a key winter food source. But on one Alaskan island, reindeer have found a new food source, making scientists hopeful.
'Are We Alone?' Churchill Concludes It's Likely Life Circles Other Suns
In an essay written in 1939, Winston Churchill pondered the possibility that there might be life elsewhere in the universe. The document was recently rediscovered in a museum in Fulton, Mo.
The Secret to Hacking Ikea Furniture Is More Ikea Furniture, Says Ikea
For years, consumers have for years turned to IkeaHackers for tips on modifying their furniture. Now, the flat-pack giant wants in on the DIY-game-
How Tech Campuses Hinder Diversity and Help Gentrification
So don't even start with those tech islands again-
Skrappe krav har reduceret varmeforbrug i nye huse
Sidste år viste tal fra Statens Byggeforskningsinstitut, at forbruget af varme stort set var ens i standard- og lavenergihuse. Men lavenergihusene har faktisk leveret varen, viser nye analyser.
Der er brug for nye 'knapper', hvis bygningers varmeforbrug skal ned
Skrappere krav til nye bygningers energirammer fungerede godt indtil 2015. Men skal forbruget endnu længere ned, skal der andre ting til, mener forskere.
Accenture vows big workforce boost in US
Technology consulting and services company Accenture on Friday announced plans to boost its US workforce by 30 percent in the coming three years.
Germany bans internet-connected 'spying' doll Cayla
German regulators have banned an internet-connected doll called "My Friend Cayla" that can chat with children, warning Friday that it was a de facto "spying device".
SpaceX poised to launch cargo from historic NASA pad
An unmanned SpaceX spaceship carrying food and equipment to the astronauts living at the International Space Station is poised to blast off from a historic NASA launch pad on Saturday.
Body of tortoise 'Lonesome George' returned to Galapagos Islands
The embalmed body of the giant tortoise known as Lonesome George—the last known member of a species that was wiped out with his death in 2012—returned home to the Ecuadoran Galapagos Islands.
The Best of the Physics arXiv (week ending February 18, 2017)
This week's most thought-provoking papers from the Physics arXiv.
How to watch Oscar-nominated flicks from your couch
Movie fans, rejoice! You can watch about two-thirds of the Oscar-nominated flicks from your couch.
Essay: Tax Advice From Lawmakers Turned Lawbreakers
The politicians who not only write laws but also break them know the ins and outs of the tax system. Why not study their examples for a little smart advice?
The Murky Future of Nuclear Power in the United States
A nuclear renaissance fizzles as costs soar, green energy makes gains and regulatory pain rises.
Feds: Mexican gray wolves see increase in wild population
There are now more Mexican gray wolves roaming the American Southwest than at any time since the federal government began trying to reintroduce the predators nearly two decades ago.
BMW recalling 19,000 i3 plug-in hybrids for fire risk
BMW AG is recalling more than 19,000 i3 REx plug-in hybrids in the U.S. because they could develop a fuel vapor leak that would increase the risk of a fire.
Electronic media searches at border crossings raise worry
Watchdog groups that keep tabs on digital privacy rights are concerned that U.S. Customs and Border Patrol agents are searching the phones and other digital devices of international travelers at border checkpoints in U.S. airports.
Biologists find weird cave life that may be 50,000 years old
In a Mexican cave system so beautiful and hot that it is called both Fairyland and hell, scientists have discovered life trapped in crystals that could be 50,000 years old.
NASA examines Ex-Tropical Cyclone Dineo's rainfall
NASA examined the heavy rainfall generated by Tropical Cyclone Dineo as it made landfall in Mozambique and NASA's Terra satellite spotted the storm's remnants over four countries.
New research helps organizations deliver stronger diversity training
While diversity training programs are a good way to build awareness of cultural differences, they usually are not as effective at changing attitudes and behaviors toward diverse groups in the workplace, according to new research from the University at Buffalo School of Management.
Gene editing can complement traditional food-animal improvements
Gene editing—one of the newest and most promising tools of biotechnology—enables animal breeders to make beneficial genetic changes, without bringing along unwanted genetic changes.
Digital fabrication in architecture
Many building processes still involve sub-standard working conditions and are not compellingly sustainable. Current research on the integration of digital technologies within construction processes promises substantial contributions to sustainability and productivity, while at the same time enabling completely new forms of architectural expression. The multidisciplinary nature of integrating digit
International science collaboration growing at astonishing rate
Even those who follow science may be surprised by how quickly international collaboration in scientific studies is growing, according to new research.
Researchers use big-brother tech to spy on bumblebees
By tagging individual bumblebees with microchips, biologists have gained insights into the daily life of a colony of bumblebees (Bombus impatiens) in unprecedented detail. The team found that while most bees are generalists collecting both pollen and nectar over the course of their lifetime, individual workers tend to specialize on one of the two during any given day, dedicating more than 90 perce
It's more than just climate change
A new scientific paper by a University of Maryland-led international team of distinguished scientists, including five members of the National Academies, argues that there are critical two-way feedbacks missing from current climate models that are used to inform environmental, climate, and economic policies. The most important inadequately-modeled variables are inequality, consumption, and populati
Satellite views storm system affecting Southern California
Satellite imagery captured the beginning of a chain of Eastern Pacific Ocean storms forecast to affect the U.S. West Coast. A close-up satellite view show from Feb. 17 shows a large storm system affecting southern California, while a wider satellite view revealed a second storm system in the Central Pacific Ocean headed toward the east.
Advanced fusion code selected to participate in Early Science Programs on three new DOE pre-exascale supercomputers
U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) high-performance computer sites have selected a dynamic fusion code, led by physicist C.S. Chang of the DOE's Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL), for optimization on three powerful new supercomputers. The PPPL-led code was one of only three codes out of more than 30 science and engineering programs selected to participate in Early Science programs on all thr
Spørg Scientariet: Hvorfor bliver rugbrød tørt og kiks bløde?
En læser undrer sig over, hvorfor noget bagværk bliver tørt, mens andet bliver blødt med tiden. Det svarer en fysikprofessor på.
Hackere skal udvikle fremtidens bank
Bankerne åbner dørene for programmører, der kan skal opdatere pengeinstutternes måde at levere services på.
Naica's crystal caves hold long-dormant life
Long-dormant microbes are found inside giant crystals of the Naica mountain caves – and revived.
Your Brain on Love
Have you ever been in love? I'm not talking about your inability to go without your morning cup of joe, your appreciation for evening snuggles with your cat, that first spoonful of chocolate mocha brownie ice cream on a hot day, or even a bear hug from your best friend. I'm talking about the vertigo […]
The Sad Way Trump's War with CNN Could Keep Cable Cheaper
Trump's wounded vanity could result in a win for consumers: A scuttled Time Warner/AT&T deal would keep the cable market more competitive
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