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Fri, 30 Sep 2016 11:21:15 GMTAn image of Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko taken by Rosetta on Friday.The vessel shut down and landed with a soft belly-flop onto Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko at a speed of two miles per hour.
Thu, 29 Sep 2016 18:08:57 GMTA bee eludes a crab spider that attempted to capture it on a flower. Researchers simulated such an attack in a study of bee “feelings.”New experiments suggest that bees given treats may experience a positive, or optimistic, state of being.
Thu, 29 Sep 2016 21:31:52 GMTA female pangolin in her enclosure at a zoo in Takeo, Cambodia. Her front right and rear left paws were amputated by poaching snares.An international agreement now prohibits the commercial sale across international borders of the world’s most trafficked mammals. Enforcement is another matter.
Tue, 27 Sep 2016 21:57:20 GMTMr. Musk, the billionaire founder of SpaceX, hopes to make humanity a “multi-planetary species.”
Wed, 28 Sep 2016 18:56:25 GMTThese slides were originally used to diagnose malaria in two patients in 1942 and 1944 in Spain. The patients were later treated with quinine.DNA studies help reveal that some malaria strains closely followed the migrations of people: from India to Europe and then from Europe to the Americas.
Wed, 28 Sep 2016 10:00:02 GMTA map created by the European Space Agency’s Gaia space telescope that shows a billion stars in the Milky Way.The European Space Agency’s Gaia space telescope has been scanning the cosmos in order to create the largest and most accurate 3-D map of our galaxy.
Tue, 27 Sep 2016 23:30:54 GMTA sperm being injected into an egg during an in vitro fertilization procedure.Reproductive scientists used genetic material from a donor in addition to that of the couple trying to conceive.
Mon, 26 Sep 2016 09:30:20 GMTEve Lonnquist examining trees on her property with Logan Sander, a consulting forester.More than half of the forestland in the United States is held privately by families. Small forests may be a potent weapon against climate change, experts say.
Mon, 26 Sep 2016 10:00:51 GMTWhen the leader of a homing pigeon flock goes the wrong way, the flock still finds its way home.
Sat, 01 Oct 2016 06:00:21 GMTDaniela Velasco at her sister’s wedding. Before participating in the trial, over 90 percent of her body was covered by an ugly red rash. Within two weeks of trying a new drug, the rash was gone.Atopic dermatitis causes itching so extreme that many patients consider suicide. In trials, most patients said symptoms waned in the first two weeks of taking a new drug.
Fri, 30 Sep 2016 22:59:46 GMTAn infant in Cúcuta, Colombia, with a Zika-related rash. Typically, children in the study who were infected with Zika got only mildly ill; some had a rash, while half were feverish and a quarter had red eyes or joint pain.A study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention involving teenagers and toddlers was a rare bright spot in the epidemic.
Fri, 30 Sep 2016 16:38:17 GMTCharles Melcher, who founded the Future of StoryTelling Festival.The first Future of StoryTelling Festival will offer participants virtual reality, immersive theater and other interactive experiences.
Fri, 30 Sep 2016 16:28:53 GMTThe milkweed is often considered an urban wild edible.The plant, which performs free urban renewal, is considered a wild edible, and can even be used as insulation, deserves more attention.
Fri, 30 Sep 2016 13:38:56 GMTThe Rosetta spacecraft was the first to orbit a comet. It ended its mission on Friday in a crash landing.
Fri, 30 Sep 2016 09:00:03 GMTNew York City’s solar boom has been prompted by recent drops in installation costs.
Fri, 30 Sep 2016 00:27:28 GMTWilliam J. Perry, center, a defense secretary for President Bill Clinton, with the current secretary, Ashton B. Carter, right, at the Hoover Institution last week. Mr. Perry has opposed Obama administration plans for an upgraded nuclear cruise missile.The release of a recording of Mrs. Clinton’s comments at a private fund-raiser raised questions about the scope of attacks on the Democratic National Committee and the Clinton campaign.
Fri, 30 Sep 2016 00:15:27 GMTA lab technician at the Eijkman Institute in Jakarta, Indonesia, one of the country’s two facilities capable of diagnosing Zika.The warning from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention cited 11 countries and was not as urgent as those issued earlier this year regarding Latin America and the Caribbean.
Thu, 29 Sep 2016 04:02:01 GMTAn increasing number of children have high blood pressure.While not conclusive, the research added to a growing body of evidence indicating that hypertension may reduce children’s ability to remember, pay attention and organize facts.
Wed, 28 Sep 2016 21:00:15 GMTAttendees examining a robot at a Microsoft developers conference in March.The Partnership on AI unites Amazon, Facebook, Google, IBM and Microsoft to ease public fears of machines that are learning to think for themselves.
Tue, 27 Sep 2016 22:12:01 GMTSpaceX, Elon Musk’s rocket company, released a video simulation of a journey to Mars. His plan is for spacecraft that would take 100 passengers to the planet.
Tue, 27 Sep 2016 19:00:01 GMTA passenger being vaccinated against measles at an airport in Mexico City in 2011.The last case of measles that did not result from an imported strain was in 2002, global health authorities said.
Mon, 26 Sep 2016 21:10:20 GMTAnts after rain in China.This is the first nonmammal to display drug-seeking behavior, researchers said.
Mon, 26 Sep 2016 19:55:44 GMTAs the European Space Agency prepares to bring its most ambitious mission to an end, data gathered by the spacecraft will help scientists understand how Earth and other planets formed.
Mon, 26 Sep 2016 19:50:11 GMTRobert Stern, a professor of neurology at Boston University. Blood samples from 96 former football players suggest that absorbing repeated head hits earlier in life can lead to higher concentrations of tau in the blood later, he said.One group of researchers revealed a step toward identifying in the brain a biomarker linked to the disease; another found elevated levels of tau proteins in blood samples.
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Mon, 26 Sep 2016 18:45:27 GMTA different, hotter pasteurization process helps explain why organic milk has a longer shelf life than the other stuff.
Mon, 26 Sep 2016 16:32:58 GMTThis false-color image, taken by the Rosetta spacecraft at a distance of 45 miles, shows the smooth region that connects the two lobes of Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko.The spacecraft is to end its 12-year pursuit of Comet 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko on Friday. Here is what the European Space Agency mission found out.
Mon, 26 Sep 2016 15:48:07 GMTResearchers preparing to collect data off Lizard Island, Australia, for a study of the Great Barrier Reef that will also use aerial images.A NASA flying laboratory is using a specially designed sensor in a search for answers about what is killing large sections of the world’s coral reefs.
Mon, 26 Sep 2016 15:10:38 GMTA “flaring event” at the Exxon Mobil refinery in Torrance, Calif., last year. Some risks are quantifiable, but some in Congress say climate change is not among them.Exxon Mobil says it’s not possible to predict how climate change will affect its business. A bill in Congress says it shouldn’t be asked to.
Mon, 26 Sep 2016 10:00:50 GMTWhen a leader tries to take a flock in the wrong direction, homing pigeons still find the right way home.
Mon, 26 Sep 2016 09:00:21 GMTDorothy Rudolph in front of her home in Tyler, Ala., which does not have a septic tank.The inability of many to afford a working septic tank in areas like rural Alabama where running water is not a given could create a health crisis.
Tue, 27 Sep 2016 01:24:02 GMTAn illuminated globe at a science and technology complex in Pyongyang, North Korea. Space officials say a moonshot is the nation’s goal.The North explains a rocket engine test as a moonshot, but intelligence agencies are exploring another option: the beginnings of a missile that could reach the American mainland.
Mon, 26 Sep 2016 03:51:48 GMTDr. Michael L. Parks, an orthopedic surgeon at the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York, operates on very obese patients — something many doctors are unwilling to do because they attribute the patients’ problems to weight alone.Being prepared with detailed questions is one way to prevent a physician from dismissing a medical problem as simply a consequence of weight.
Mon, 26 Sep 2016 01:09:45 GMTSarah Bramblette, who advocates awareness of lymphedema — arm or leg swelling caused by a problem with the lymphatic system — found that the scale at her doctor’s office could not accommodate her.The American health care system is ill prepared — in its attitudes, equipment and common practices — to treat the rising population of fat patients.
Tue, 27 Sep 2016 22:22:17 GMTPlanes in Geneva. International flights now account for about 2 percent of annual worldwide emissions of carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases.The measure would be a major step in reducing the effect of an often-overlooked contributor to climate change: greenhouse gas emissions from overseas flights.
Sun, 25 Sep 2016 23:12:25 GMTRail cars containing coal in Williamson, W.Va. President Obama’s Clean Power Plan would close hundreds of coal-fired power plants, but faces a challenge in the courts this week.A failure to resolve conflicting amendments in the Clean Air Act about 26 years ago could imperil the president’s signature climate change policy.
Sun, 25 Sep 2016 12:59:03 GMTThe new Five-hundred-meter Aperture Spherical Telescope, or FAST, in Guizhou Province, is roughly twice as sensitive as the world’s next-biggest single-dish radio telescope.The telescope, which officially began operating on Sunday in a majestic but poor part of Guizhou Province, embodies China’s ambitions as a scientific power.
Sat, 24 Sep 2016 19:28:47 GMTJack Garman in 1968. He had a long career at NASA.Mr. Garman was at a back-room console on July 20, 1969, when Neil Armstrong told mission control of a possible computer systems overload. “As long as it doesn’t reoccur, it’s fine,” Mr. Garman said.