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SpaceX’s Big Rocket, the Falcon Heavy, Finally Reaches the Launchpad

Tue, 23 Jan 2018 16:25:00 GMT

Almost 230 feet tall and weighing more than 3 million pounds, the Falcon Heavy is more powerful than any other rocket flying today.After years of delay, the Falcon Heavy — a beefed-up version of SpaceX’s workhorse Falcon 9 — could launch in the weeks ahead.

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The Google Lunar X Prize’s Race to the Moon Is Over. Nobody Won.

Tue, 23 Jan 2018 21:22:31 GMT

From left, Robert K. Weiss, now vice chairman of the X Prize Foundation, Larry Page, founder of Google, Peter Diamandis, now the executive chairman of X Prize and the astronaut Buzz Aldrin, at an announcement for the Lunar X Prize competition in Los Angeles in 2007. A decade later, the organizers have announced that no one will receive the $20 million prize money.None of the remaining competitors for the $20 million award will be able to get off the ground by March 31, a deadline that had already been extended multiple times.

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Trilobites: They Hunt. They Gather. They’re Very Good at Talking About Smells.

Mon, 22 Jan 2018 10:18:27 GMT

The Tembeling River in Malaysia’s Taman Negara National Park, near the home areas of hunter-gatherers and other groups that scientists studied to test the relationship between culture and the ability to name smells.A study of hunter-gatherers on the Malay Peninsula suggests that culture plays a role in how we describe the odors all around us.

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Trilobites: A Wet and Warm Spring, Then 200,000 Dead Saigas

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 22:41:38 GMT

A field of dead saigas in Kazakhstan in May 2015. The die-off of the endangered antelopes was found to be caused by bacteria that somehow became harmful after particularly warm and wet weather.Scientists identified bacteria that caused a mass die-off of the endangered antelopes in Kazakhstan in 2015. But the mechanism that made the bacteria so deadly is not understood.

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Matter: In the Arctic, More Rain May Mean Fewer Musk Oxen

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 16:32:49 GMT

Musk oxen, massive mammals that live on Arctic tundra, are seeing their numbers dwindle as warmer, rainier winters limit access to food, researchers report.Winter rain makes it more difficult for the animals to feed, particularly pregnant females, researchers find.

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Trilobites: Debunking the Myth That Earthquakes and Full Moons Are Linked

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 14:51:06 GMT

Devastation in Valparaiso, Chile, from the 2010 earthquake that killed more than 500 people. It occurred during a full moon.A seismologist scrutinized hundreds of strong earthquakes over four centuries and found no relationship to lunar cycles.

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Trilobites: Being Antisocial Leads to a Longer Life. For Marmots.

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 21:14:01 GMT

Marmot pups near Crested Butte, Colo. Researchers tracked yellow-bellied marmots’ interactions for 13 years and found that more solitary marmots lived longer lives.Unlike most mammals, yellow-bellied marmots with more active social lives died younger than those that kept to themselves, scientists found after tracking them for 13 years.

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Trilobites: Where Did Animals With Tail Weapons Go? Here’s a Back Story

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 00:00:21 GMT

A Tyrannosaurus rex hunting a pair of ankylosaurs, which were equipped with bony, club-like tails. Researchers puzzle as to why more modern animals don’t have tail weaponry.Scientists have identified traits that may have been related to dinosaurs like stegosaurus and ankylosaurus and other animals developing fearsome rear-end weapons.

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Global Health: New Index Rates Drug Companies in Fight Against ‘Superbugs’

Tue, 23 Jan 2018 22:25:09 GMT

Mixing chemicals in a lab at a GlaxoSmithKline facility in Collegeville, Pa. According to a new index, the company is a leader at addressing the threat of antibiotic-resistant bacteria.Glaxo and Johnson & Johnson top a new measure of how drugmakers do against antibiotic-resistant bacteria, which are becoming a global emergency.

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Science Group Ranks Evidence on E-Cigarette Safety

Tue, 23 Jan 2018 21:49:34 GMT

Vaping may be safer than smoking cigarettes, but a national panel of experts stopped short of saying that e-cigarettes were entirely safe.Vaping may help smokers quit, and are safer than conventional cigarettes, but they’re not risk-free, a national public health panel says.

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Vaping Can Be Addictive and May Lure Teenagers to Smoking, Science Panel Concludes

Tue, 23 Jan 2018 23:19:13 GMT

A man vaped during lunch time in central London.A report from the National Academy of Sciences said that e-cigarettes are safer than smoking, but not quite safe, and may cause teens to take up tobacco.

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Skin Deep: Making Age Spots a Thing of the Past

Tue, 23 Jan 2018 22:59:11 GMT

The Food and Drug Administration has approved a first-of-its-kind treatment to rid patients of these unsightly lesions.

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Q&A: Why the Forest Doesn’t Fear the Fire

Mon, 22 Jan 2018 22:09:07 GMT

Plants are not “aware” of fire, but many species have developed adaptations to it.

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Trump Passed a Cognitive Exam. What Does That Really Mean?

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 22:37:13 GMT

President Trump with Dr. Ronny Jackson after Mr. Trump’s physical exam at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, Md.The exam, called the Moca, is widely used in doctor’s offices, but it is not sophisticated enough to diagnose mental decline, experts say.

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Drilling Off Florida Is Still on the Table, Interior Official Says

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 22:24:06 GMT

Ryan Zinke, Secretary of the Interior, in Colorado in July. He announced on Twitter this month that he was “removing Florida from consideration for any new oil and gas platforms.”A surprise statement on Friday undercut last week’s announcement that Florida had been granted an exemption from President Trump’s offshore-drilling plan.

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The New Old Age: One Day Your Mind May Fade. At Least You’ll Have a Plan.

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 19:32:46 GMT

Ann Vandervelde, at her home in Seattle, opted to fill out an advance directive for dementia, spelling out to doctors how she would want to be treated at various stages of the disease.A doctor has developed an advance directive specifically to plan for medical care in the event of dementia.

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He Traded a Tortoise for a Turtle. He Got 6 Months in Jail.

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 11:49:10 GMT

Millenium, a 17-year-old African spurred tortoise, was stolen last July from his enclosure at the Alley Pond Environmental Center in Queens.A Queens man who traded a 95-pound tortoise stolen from a nature center for $300 and a musk turtle has always been “an animal lover,” his mother says. “That’s really his downfall.”

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Young Women Are Using A.D.H.D. Drugs in Greater Numbers, C.D.C. Reports

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 21:52:08 GMT

Women are filling prescriptions for A.D.H.D. drugs like Adderall in growing numbers, government researchers report. The finding raises questions about an uptick in diagnoses once reserved only for children and adolescents.Since 2003, the percentage of women filling prescriptions for drugs like Ritalin has increased nearly fivefold in some age groups.

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For Tsunami Forecasters, Speed Is Everything

Tue, 23 Jan 2018 22:44:18 GMT

Left, damage from the 9.2-magnitude earthquake that struck Alaska in 1964. Right, after a 7.9-magnitude earthquake was recorded off the Alaskan coast on Tuesday morning, phones lit up with warnings of a tsunami.In many major earthquakes, most destruction is caused by water. To warn the public, forecasters have to shoot first and ask questions later.

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Warming, Water Crisis, Then Unrest: How Iran Fits an Alarming Pattern

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 15:59:31 GMT

Lake Urmia, in northwestern Iran, has diminished by nearly 90 percent since the early 1970s.A water crisis — whether caused by nature, human mismanagement, or both — can be an early warning signal of conflict ahead. Iran is the latest example.

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Yes, Lots of People Are Getting Flu Symptoms. No, This Season Isn’t So Unusual. Here’s Why.

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 15:47:42 GMT

Workers with the St. Louis Red Cross prepare for influenza patients in 1918. This winter’s flu season is considered “moderately severe.”The virus is widespread, and the vaccine is a poor match. But while some areas are hit hard, others have been spared, and deaths are not unusually common this season.

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Prague Journal: One of the World’s Oldest Clocks Stops Ticking, Briefly

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 02:23:32 GMT

Prague’s famed Astronomical Clock, the Orloj, at the Old Town Square this month.The Astronomical Clock in Prague has been taken apart for maintenance. The city’s clock master has until August to finish restoring it.

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Fed Up With Drug Companies, Hospitals Decide to Start Their Own

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 05:01:20 GMT

Generic drugs at Intermountain Medical Center in Murray, Utah. Intermountain Healthcare is spearheading an effort by a group of hospitals to create a nonprofit generic drug company.A group of large hospital systems plans to create a nonprofit generic drug company to battle shortages and high prices.

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Trapped on an Island With Wolves, the Only Way Out for These Caribou Was Up

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 03:02:30 GMT

Caribou were released after being flown to the Slate Islands in Lake Superior on Saturday.Nine caribou on an island in Lake Superior were helicoptered to safety in a bid to save a once thriving herd from dying out.

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Mind: Given Medicine, the Patients Got Better. They Remained in Shackles Anyway.

Tue, 23 Jan 2018 21:34:44 GMT

Komi Gbete, a person with mental problems, chained by the ankle in the Mt. Calvaira prayer camp in Legbassito in Togo in 2014. Such people in neighboring Ghana treated with Western medication showed improvements, but still remained in chains, according to a new study.In West Africa, people with psychoses are often chained at prayer camps. Giving them psychiatric drugs lessened their symptoms, but did not shorten their captivity.

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Treatment Offers Hope for Imprisoned California Siblings

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 19:38:16 GMT

Members of the news media gathered outside the home of David Allen and Louise Anna Turpin in Perris, Calif., where the couple’s 13 children were found imprisoned earlier this week.Cases of children isolated and abused by parents are rare but not unheard-of, say experts. Many recover.

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Fireball Cuts Through the Sky Over Michigan as Meteor Falls

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 17:59:34 GMT

Videos showed a bright flash of light, followed by a pop almost like a light bulb burning out.

U.K. Appoints a Minister for Loneliness

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 07:44:57 GMT

Tracey Crouch, left, Britain’s under secretary for sport and civil society, is to coordinate the government’s response to loneliness.Prime Minister Theresa May said an under secretary would work across government departments to tackle the issue.

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Citing ‘Inexcusable’ Treatment, Advisers Quit National Parks Panel

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 04:12:11 GMT

Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke in Washington in June. The joint resignation letter said he “appears to have no interest in continuing the agenda of science.”The majority of members of the National Parks System Advisory Board have jointly resigned in protest of Trump administration policies.

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