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Fri, 17 Feb 2017 22:44:52 GMTIllustrations by Santiago Ramón y Cajal, the Spanish neuroscientist, from the book “The Beautiful Brain.” From left: A diagram suggesting how the eyes might transmit a unified picture of the world to the brain; a purkinje neuron from the human cerebellum; and a diagram showing the flow of information through the hippocampus in the brain.The illustrations of Santiago Ramón y Cajal, the father of modern neuroscience, are featured in the new book “The Beautiful Brain.”
Sun, 19 Feb 2017 14:53:32 GMTThe rocket lifted off from a launchpad used for the Apollo moon missions. It was the first launch from Kennedy Space Center in more than five years.
Thu, 16 Feb 2017 19:00:58 GMTA school of fusiliers swimming over seagrass in the Indian Ocean.An ecological cornerstone is vanishing rapidly from the oceans, and scientists fear the consequences for climate change, fisheries and disease.
Fri, 17 Feb 2017 18:59:46 GMTAn artist’s rendering of a 150-million-year-old turtle that was able to retract its head partway into its shell by pulling its neck straight back.Some researchers think turtles evolved the ability to retract and then stretch their necks to snatch prey, not defend themselves in their shells.
Thu, 16 Feb 2017 19:26:24 GMTEvidence of marine life that was thriving about 1.3 million years after the largest mass extinction on Earth has been found in what is now Paris Canyon in Idaho.A teenager’s fossil hunt two decades ago may have changed paleontologists’ understanding of how long it took to recover from the “Great Dying” 252 million years ago.
Wed, 15 Feb 2017 20:32:01 GMTAn artist’s rendition of NASA’s Space Launch System. NASA announced on Wednesday that it wanted to consider taking astronauts on the rocket’s first flight.The agency’s acting administrator offered the first hints of a notable mission that could lead to a return to the moon in the Trump era.
Thu, 16 Feb 2017 00:35:16 GMTThe ruling gives the Broad Institute the potentially lucrative rights, a blow to the University of California, often said to be the birthplace of the technique.
Mon, 13 Feb 2017 17:44:22 GMTA small lake has formed at the bottom of one of the Kampot karsts in Phnom Kampong Trach, a mountain in Cambodia.The species native to Cambodia’s limestone karsts exist nowhere else. Now these unique environments are being pulverized for cement.
Sun, 19 Feb 2017 16:40:55 GMTA Falcon 9 rocket from Elon Musk’s Space Exploration Technologies Corporation, SpaceX, was launched at the John F. Kennedy Space Center in Florida on Sunday, carrying supplies, experiments and cargo to the International Space Station.
Sat, 18 Feb 2017 15:30:35 GMTA SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket at Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Fla. on Saturday.The company may try again as soon as Sunday to launch the rocket, which carries materials for the space station.
Sat, 18 Feb 2017 10:30:02 GMTThe 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?
Sat, 18 Feb 2017 10:00:22 GMTA view into Unit 4 at the Alvin W. Vogtle generating station in Georgia. The complex plans to use AP1000 reactors from Westinghouse.A nuclear renaissance fizzles as costs soar, green energy makes gains and regulatory pain rises.
Sat, 18 Feb 2017 02:17:21 GMTRyoo Yong-gyu, a director of earthquake and volcano monitoring in South Korea, spoke in Seoul about seismic activity on the Korean peninsula after a North Korean nuclear test in September 2016.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.
Fri, 17 Feb 2017 23:09:23 GMTIn this 2007 photo, Thomas Stevens Jr. and Amy Hartman of the C.D.C demonstrated the process of suiting up in order to access the interior of the organization’s Biosafety Level-4 laboratory.Work has stopped temporarily at the government lab handling viruses like Ebola because air hoses used in safety suits were not tested for breathing safety.
Fri, 17 Feb 2017 18:11:11 GMTJonathan Jackson, far left, of the Bronx, was among the middle-school students who attended BEAM 6, an elite math camp that drew from public schools with low-income populations.A free math camp for middle-school students from New York’s poorest neighborhoods was an effort to increase the number of blacks and Latinos with advanced math degrees.
Thu, 16 Feb 2017 20:56:44 GMTScott Pruitt at his confirmation hearing last month to be administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency.Employees of the Environmental Protection Agency are calling their senators to try to defeat Scott Pruitt’s confirmation to run the agency.
Thu, 16 Feb 2017 20:11:31 GMTProtesters in New York in January.Federal support for science has been getting leaner as countries in Europe and Asia have been ramping up research spending.
Thu, 16 Feb 2017 22:45:02 GMTWinston Churchill, a longtime science enthusiast, at his home in Kent, England, in October 1939. He sent an essay to his publisher that month, just weeks after Britain entered World War II, that pondered the existence of extraterrestrials.At the onset of World War II, he took the time to write a scientific paper about the probability of life elsewhere in the universe.
Wed, 15 Feb 2017 12:01:46 GMTThe Indian Space Research Organization launched a flock of 104 satellites into space over the course of 18 minutes on Wednesday.The country nearly tripled the previous record of 37, set by Russia, establishing itself as a major player in the growing market for surveillance and communication.
Wed, 15 Feb 2017 03:30:14 GMTKaran Jerath, winner of the 2015 Intel Foundation Young Scientist Award at the International Science and Engineering Fair, on campus at the University of Texas at Austin on Monday.The chip giant is ending its support of the fairs and sponsoring newer events like homemade engineering contests. Critics say the traditional fairs are as vital as ever.
Tue, 14 Feb 2017 20:31:01 GMTThe Ehang 184 autonomous drone on display this week at the World Government Summit 2017 in Dubai, in the United Arab Emirates. The drone can carry one rider and a small suitcase.Pilotless drones, capable of carrying one passenger and a small suitcase, are set to begin buzzing above the United Arab Emirates city as early as July.
Tue, 14 Feb 2017 19:56:53 GMTA piece of a sixth-century B.C. jar handle from an archaeological site southeast of Jerusalem. The jars record the Earth’s magnetic field when they are fired and cooled, giving scientists a way to study the strength of the field when the jars were made.By scanning pottery from the Iron Age kingdom of Judah, geoscientists detected a spike and then a decline in the planet’s magnetic field starting in the eighth century B.C.
Tue, 14 Feb 2017 16:20:37 GMTRoses are a favorite for Valentine’s Day, but their vase life is shorter than many other flowers.Just like hangover cures, there are many theories about the best method for keeping cut flowers fresh. Here’s what you need to know.
Wed, 15 Feb 2017 00:08:12 GMTEmbryos being removed from cryogenic storage. An advisory group has endorsed the engineering of human eggs, sperm and embryos only to prevent babies from being born with genes known to cause serious diseases and disability.Pressed by controversial, advancing technology, an influential committee laid out the conditions under which human embryos might be engineered with heritable traits.
Tue, 14 Feb 2017 10:00:14 GMTWhen some climate scientists began saying we’d entered a new epoch, they meant to draw attention to human effects on climate. Now, to their dismay, it’s become a tech call to arms for more disruption.
Tue, 14 Feb 2017 08:21:22 GMTAmerican scientists should learn from their northern neighbors. Reject interference. Stay vigilant. Stay scientists.
Tue, 14 Feb 2017 00:07:01 GMTA dead pilot whale lay on a beach at Farewell Spit in New Zealand on Saturday as volunteers tried to help the stranded whales that still had a chance of surviving.Excavators and dump trucks moved over 200 decomposing carcasses of pilot whales away from the coastline. Gas buildup in the carcasses risked explosions.
Mon, 13 Feb 2017 22:00:25 GMTSommer Kleweno Walley at home in Seattle. After she slipped on steps and began having back pain, a doctor prescribed physical therapy and an anti-inflammatory drug. Her pain was gone in a few months.A national physicians’ group says back pain is treated best by exercise, massage therapy or yoga and over-the-counter pain relievers, not medications like opioids.
Mon, 13 Feb 2017 16:00:14 GMTTablets of the antidepressants Prozac, Paxil and Zoloft. A new analysis, based on data from doctors’ office visits, suggests that inappropriate prescribing to older people is more common than previously thought.Almost half of these people were not diagnosed with any mood, chronic pain or sleep problem, researchers reported in the journal JAMA Internal Medicine.
Mon, 13 Feb 2017 10:00:36 GMTA protein scaffold in the body of the hydra, a tiny predator, helps it regenerate a whole animal from even a small piece.
Mon, 13 Feb 2017 10:00:35 GMTThe tiny hydra, a relative of jellyfish and a favorite in school biology labs, can regrow a whole animal from a piece, partly because even small remnants contain part of a protein scaffold that guides development.