Science News Science News Respective post owners and feed distributors Tue, 22 Jan 2013 09:53:08 -0600 Feed Informer Supernova Face-Off May Solve 40-Year-Old Antimatter Mystery urn:uuid:82fbd272-e003-73cd-409f-b8baff448532 Mon, 22 May 2017 10:45:00 -0500 The majority of antimatter that pervades the Milky Way may come from clashing remnants of dead stars, a new study finds. Space Shuttle Crewmates Foale and Ochoa Enter Astronaut Hall of Fame urn:uuid:2116e756-8e9f-5ff7-b622-00e8e5753368 Mon, 22 May 2017 10:11:00 -0500 Nearly 25 years after they lifted off together, Michael Foale and Ellen Ochoa entered the Astronaut Hall of Fame as inductees. Ochoa and Foale made up the 16th class of shuttle astronauts to be inducted, bringing the total to 95. Watch Live Tuesday! Space Station Crew Performs Vital Repair Spacewalk urn:uuid:bf22e2f0-0a94-538f-440c-efa7326e9f25 Mon, 22 May 2017 09:48:00 -0500 On Tuesday, May 23, NASA astronauts Peggy Whitson and Jack Fischer will perform a critical computer relay box replacement after a failure on May 20. You can watch the spacewalk live here, beginning at 6:30 a.m. EDT (1030 GMT). Space Calendar 2017: Launches, Sky Events & More urn:uuid:a06c673b-8a4b-82cf-f494-cea989c47f74 Mon, 22 May 2017 09:15:00 -0500 Here's a guide to the major astronomical events of the next year, as well as space launches and milestones for spacecrafts already in travel. Unplanned Spacewalk Given Green Light to Replace Failed Device | Video urn:uuid:5fa30958-60e9-9fd0-52ce-7fd689e58822 Mon, 22 May 2017 08:59:00 -0500 NASA Astronauts Peggy Whitson and Jack Fisher will replace the multiplexer/demultiplexer, or MDM on May 23, 2017. Image of the Day urn:uuid:04b7af27-1e43-14de-a0d7-6d3a0ecbe6b0 Mon, 22 May 2017 08:30:00 -0500 Bands of bright solar plasma, or streams of charged particles, stretch between magnetically active regions on the sun's surface in this image captured by NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory. Modified experimental vaccine protects monkeys from deadly malaria ScienceDaily: Latest Science News urn:uuid:e26149be-2d34-d87c-d4cf-eaf9fbb55c53 Mon, 22 May 2017 08:10:59 -0500 Researchers have modified an experimental malaria vaccine and showed that it completely protected four of eight monkeys that received it against challenge with the virulent Plasmodium falciparum malaria parasite. In three of the remaining four monkeys, the vaccine delayed when parasites first appeared in the blood by more than 25 days. Bricks 3D Printed Using Simulated Moondust | Video urn:uuid:0e31a606-c078-f4a1-f3ec-738a8a3b327c Mon, 22 May 2017 07:59:00 -0500 A European Space Agency (ESA) project used focused solar heat to bake the simulated moondust, made from terrestrial volcanic material, at a temperature 1000°C to create the bricks. Sleep loss affects your waistline ScienceDaily: Latest Science News urn:uuid:db1f88f3-9100-8096-76da-8d981e6a9b35 Mon, 22 May 2017 07:11:09 -0500 Sleep loss increases the risk of obesity through a combination of effects on energy metabolism. This research will highlight how disrupted sleep patterns, a common feature of modern living, can predispose to weight gain, by affecting people’s appetite and responses to food and exercise. Air pollution may disrupt sleep ScienceDaily: Latest Science News urn:uuid:a87aa881-fc7d-904f-1820-daf1f2c2bb14 Mon, 22 May 2017 07:08:30 -0500 High levels of air pollution over time may get in the way of a good night's sleep, according to new research. Standardized assessment for students graduating from UK medical schools ScienceDaily: Latest Science News urn:uuid:60ccac98-5ff2-826c-0c7d-40832aef3252 Mon, 22 May 2017 07:08:15 -0500 A new study describes a standardized assessment that ensures that students who graduate from UK medical schools have achieved a minimum standard of knowledge and skill related to prescribing medications. Moderate drinking may not ward off heart disease ScienceDaily: Latest Science News urn:uuid:95f1a536-bb23-d324-1139-7538b6025001 Mon, 22 May 2017 07:08:05 -0500 Many people believe that having a glass of wine with dinner -- or moderately drinking any kind of alcohol -- will protect them from heart disease. But a hard look at the evidence finds little support for that. That's the conclusion of a new research review in the May 2017 issue of the Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs. Magnetic order in a two-dimensional molecular chessboard ScienceDaily: Latest Science News urn:uuid:9059fd16-43c1-ce09-8035-8e0502d0793f Mon, 22 May 2017 07:07:59 -0500 Achieving magnetic order in low-dimensional systems consisting of only one or two dimensions has been a research goal for some time. Researchers now show that magnetic order can be created in a two-dimensional chessboard lattice consisting of organometallic molecules that are only one atomic layer thick. Sotheby's to Auction Apollo 11 Moon Rock Bag Used for First Lunar Sample urn:uuid:0d46f285-fcf9-19ea-b375-6187a79b7691 Mon, 22 May 2017 06:18:00 -0500 An Apollo 11 lunar sample bag that was the focus of a legal dispute is set for what could become a record sale. Sotheby's will auction the pouch at its July 20 space exploration sale. Getting 2020 Mars Rover Mic'd Up: Q&A with Musician Jason Achilles Mezilis urn:uuid:bffde050-77d4-b8d1-ec9f-360052c65301 Mon, 22 May 2017 06:01:00 -0500 Musician Jason Achilles Mezilis was recently contracted by NASA to perform a microphone-evaluation study for the 2020 Mars rover. talked to Mezilis about that process. Slow Down! Researchers Spot Possible Speeding 'Renegade' Supermassive Black Hole urn:uuid:d1091d6f-a6e2-82fc-cbb0-56e313f652a7 Mon, 22 May 2017 06:00:00 -0500 Astronomers have spied the possible aftermath of a colossal black hole collision that happened in the center of a galaxy far, far away. Nuclear Explosions and Submarine Comms Distort Space Weather Near Earth urn:uuid:121705b0-8f21-f318-4125-2a6e94b6fffa Mon, 22 May 2017 06:00:00 -0500 Space weather typically refers to charged particles ejected by the sun that can interact with the Earth's atmosphere and magnetic field. However, a new study shows that humans also can change the near-Earth space environment. Cruz to Hold Hearing on Updating the Outer Space Treaty urn:uuid:c0006f0c-4c72-ff38-021c-2294070962c1 Mon, 22 May 2017 03:35:00 -0500 The chairman of the Senate's space subcommittee said May 16 that his committee will hold a hearing next week to hear testimony on possible updates to a 50-year-old treaty that is the cornerstone of international space law. 2018 Budget Proposal to Spread Cuts Across NASA Programs urn:uuid:8919bc7a-6deb-ea2a-37f4-faa0b1f1fd18 Mon, 22 May 2017 03:15:00 -0500 More than $560 million in budget cuts will be spread across many NASA programs, from science to human spaceflight, when the White House releases its complete fiscal year 2018 budget proposal next week. New Method Builds Bricks Using Fake Lunar Soil, Heat from Sun urn:uuid:9c192d16-2740-bbf7-d365-a918562d6bd7 Mon, 22 May 2017 03:10:00 -0500 Moon explorers could one day build their houses from bricks made out of lunar soil, or regolith, using just the energy of the sun, according to a new experiment by the European Space Agency (ESA). Martian Sky Went Metal After Meteor Strikes urn:uuid:8822f32f-6f22-ad3c-f067-e13b300e5819 Mon, 22 May 2017 02:06:00 -0500 Metal detected in the sky of Mars may come from meteors streaking through the Red Planet atmosphere, a new study finds. Freeze-Dried Space Sperm Gives Rise to Healthy Baby Mice urn:uuid:3edc712e-7f6b-b8fb-96f9-a7b95016d9b7 Mon, 22 May 2017 02:01:00 -0500 Mouse sperm preserved on the International Space Station for nine months gave rise to healthy pups, a new study finds, suggesting that people could one day reproduce safely in space. Air Force Lays Out Its Case for Keeping Space Operations urn:uuid:274c6571-a04a-5a0a-71ca-1a8db12d78e2 Mon, 22 May 2017 02:00:00 -0500 Separating space operations from the Air Force would hamper the service's efforts to address threats in orbit, Chief of Staff Gen. David Goldfein said May 17. Watch an Extremely Large Telescope Mirror Bake | Video urn:uuid:0e0efd5e-b781-e12a-8b70-ac13d2b6e08e Mon, 22 May 2017 01:44:00 -0500 The secondary mirror blank of the European Southern Observatory's Extremely Large Telescope (E-ELT) was successfully cast. The mirror is 4.2 meters (13.8 feet) in diameter and weighs 3.5 metric tons (3.86 US tons). Space Station Astronauts to Take Surprise Spacewalk Tuesday to Replace Failed Computer Relay urn:uuid:7518816c-4547-5c53-4f8f-bde58549bfbe Sun, 21 May 2017 09:35:00 -0500 NASA astronauts will take an unplanned spacewalk Tuesday (May 23) to replace a failed data relay box outside of the International Space Station, restoring critical redundancy to the orbiting outpost, agency officials said Sunday (May 21). Total Solar Eclipse 2017: When, Where and How to See It (Safely) urn:uuid:51e3865c-a68e-9d8b-ba97-b42d5fabb080 Sun, 21 May 2017 07:00:00 -0500 On Aug. 21, 2017, a total solar eclipse will darken the skies from Oregon to South Carolina. Here's what you need to know about this rare celestial show. See the Crescent Moon and Venus Shine Together Before Dawn Monday urn:uuid:c55e0c74-9fb3-6bec-cafe-6ab91f9e199a Sun, 21 May 2017 06:40:00 -0500 The crescent moon and Venus will shine before dawn on Monday (May 22). Here's how to see the two brightest objects in the night sky before sunrise. Best Books to Prepare for the 2017 Total Solar Eclipse urn:uuid:7f7a9865-a625-665a-87a2-244051f735a8 Sun, 21 May 2017 06:24:00 -0500 To prepare for the total solar eclipse that will cross the continental United States on Aug. 21, 2017, has been reading up. Countdown to Darkness: Total Solar Eclipse Three Months Away urn:uuid:8d634fd1-0d0a-63f6-5211-d0b0913ceda0 Sun, 21 May 2017 06:20:00 -0500 Make sure you're ready for the total solar eclipse that will cross the continental U.S. on Aug. 21, 2017, just three months from today (May 21). Practical clinical trials can help find alternatives to opioids ScienceDaily: Latest Science News urn:uuid:c92f6c79-6179-a18e-aa16-1817f1e9ec90 Sat, 20 May 2017 07:53:46 -0500 Pressures on primary care doctors to move away from opioid pain management are increasing, but practitioners need practical, evidence-based information on how to employ multidisciplinary pain care successfully in everyday clinical practice. A senior investigator believes wider use of practical clinical trials and more emphasis on patient self-management are key solutions for achieving wider use of multidisciplinary pain care to improve patient function and help lower use and misuse of opioids. Wearable Devices Communicate Vital Brain Activity Information ScienceDaily: Latest Science News urn:uuid:b9a3b5f4-2ead-b210-2a04-519452b7eca4 Sat, 20 May 2017 07:53:44 -0500 What can we learn about emotions, the brain and behavior from a wristband? Plenty, according to a prominent engineer. Skywatcher Beams at the Starry Night Sky in Stunning Cosmic Selfie urn:uuid:300f120f-b602-6a9e-d869-62ac412c4254 Sat, 20 May 2017 06:45:00 -0500 A skywatcher is literally beaming at the night sky in this star-speckled portrait. Astrophotographer Ruslan Merzlyakov captured this cosmic selfie while stargazing on the beach in Stenbjerg, Denmark in January. Secret Origin of Star Wars: Rogue One's Cassian Andor & K-2SO to be Revealed at Marvel urn:uuid:6e891510-39ef-4c00-42c3-96d5359504d6 Sat, 20 May 2017 06:45:00 -0500 Call it Rogue #0? Story of 'Almost-First' Woman Astronaut Appears Off-Broadway urn:uuid:a96b556f-6b22-acec-d083-7d19d7010fcd Sat, 20 May 2017 06:30:00 -0500 A new off-Broadway play follows the early life of Jerrie Cobb, a pilot who became famous in the early 1960s as the "almost-first" woman in space. Planet Classification: How to Group Exoplanets urn:uuid:58d3cb4e-4e7d-ac67-2a55-803f3c125637 Sat, 20 May 2017 00:52:00 -0500 With thousands of exoplanet candidates discovered, astronomers are starting to figure out how to group them in order to describe them and understand them better. Patients' own fat tissue can help treat joint problems ScienceDaily: Latest Science News urn:uuid:8e841469-6714-afbe-b9e9-418056f8061c Fri, 19 May 2017 14:35:51 -0500 A new device gently suctions, processes and uses a patient’s own fat tissue to provide a potential source of stem cells and growth factors to promote healing. Triple play boosting value of renewable fuel could tip market in favor of biomass ScienceDaily: Latest Science News urn:uuid:beb187fe-7a48-a7a8-c769-a429966d6984 Fri, 19 May 2017 14:35:49 -0500 A new process triples the fraction of biomass converted to high-value products to nearly 80 percent, also tripling the expected rate of return for an investment in the technology from roughly 10 percent (for one end product) to 30 percent. Traffic-related air pollution linked to DNA damage in children ScienceDaily: Latest Science News urn:uuid:09637284-7fbc-85d9-d2b8-6ac583bc7785 Fri, 19 May 2017 14:35:47 -0500 Children and teens exposed to high levels of traffic-related air pollution have evidence of a specific type of DNA damage called telomere shortening, reports a new study. Caution urged in using PRP or stem cells to treat young athletes' injuries ScienceDaily: Latest Science News urn:uuid:6f00628c-1890-90ff-cf03-2a405ad0c12e Fri, 19 May 2017 14:14:44 -0500 Physicians, parents and coaches should be cautious when considering treating injured young athletes with platelet rich plasma (PRP), stem cells or other types of regenerative medicine, says a nationally recognized sports medicine clinician. Insects resist genetic methods to control disease spread, study finds ScienceDaily: Latest Science News urn:uuid:09ed13f6-ab58-3f5a-5ef0-24329808c885 Fri, 19 May 2017 14:14:41 -0500 Insects possess a naturally occurring resistance to the use of gene-editing technology to prevent diseases such as malaria, new research shows. First-ever global study finds massive health care inequity ScienceDaily: Latest Science News urn:uuid:5748aeb8-9a7a-dbfa-f700-7b3f97f8bfea Fri, 19 May 2017 14:14:38 -0500 A first-ever global study has found massive inequity of access to and quality of health care among and within countries, and concludes people are dying from causes with well-known treatments. Self-ventilating workout suit keeps athletes cool and dry ScienceDaily: Latest Science News urn:uuid:38f1c77d-d1af-49cf-6f3a-64db8b528743 Fri, 19 May 2017 14:14:35 -0500 A breathable workout suit with ventilating flaps that open and close in response to an athlete's body heat and sweat has now been developed by researchers. These flaps, which range from thumbnail- to finger-sized, are lined with live microbial cells that shrink and expand in response to changes in humidity. Antibody for fighting cancer emerges ScienceDaily: Latest Science News urn:uuid:2c1253fd-3fe4-39d8-2cf1-8a9cff2ca67b Fri, 19 May 2017 14:14:32 -0500 While studying the underpinnings of multiple sclerosis, investigators came across important clues for how to treat a very different disease: cancer. Researchers describe an antibody that can precisely target regulatory T cells which in turn unleashes the immune system to kill cancer cells. The team reports that the antibody decreased tumor growth in models of melanoma, glioblastoma and colorectal carcinoma, making it an attractive candidate for cancer immunotherapy. ESF lists top 10 new species for 2017 ScienceDaily: Latest Science News urn:uuid:83b2db33-85d5-5f20-60c5-ec6f8e2179b8 Fri, 19 May 2017 12:18:13 -0500 A spider and an ant with names drawn from popular books, a pink katydid and an omnivorous rat made ESF's list of the Top 10 New Species for 2017. Also listed: a freshwater stingray, a bush tomato that appears to “bleed,” a devilish-looking orchid, a millipede with more than 400 legs, an amphibious centipede and a marine worm. Top 10 new species for 2017 ScienceDaily: Latest Science News urn:uuid:a1e25d3b-dd44-515a-57eb-12b5754b9090 Fri, 19 May 2017 12:18:13 -0500 A spider and an ant with names drawn from popular books, a pink katydid and an omnivorous rat made ESF's list of the Top 10 New Species for 2017. Also listed: a freshwater stingray, a bush tomato that appears to "bleed," a devilish-looking orchid, a millipede with more than 400 legs, an amphibious centipede and a marine worm. Mapping super massive black holes in the distant universe ScienceDaily: Latest Science News urn:uuid:394ea7a0-bacb-8f00-2f2a-a71477d72a35 Fri, 19 May 2017 12:18:11 -0500 Astronomers have constructed the first map of the Universe based on the positions of supermassive black holes, which reveals the large-scale structure of the Universe. Study finds need for educating older adults on outdoor fall prevention ScienceDaily: Latest Science News urn:uuid:9e61f3db-db36-aa81-4f30-616feff4a5a4 Fri, 19 May 2017 12:18:09 -0500 Many older adults have fallen outdoors but lack an understanding of the risks for falling and how to prevent them, warranting efforts for outdoor fall prevention, finds a new study. Older adults need tips on outdoor fall prevention ScienceDaily: Latest Science News urn:uuid:08a5c791-0fda-28a8-0ba5-2103834ae87f Fri, 19 May 2017 12:18:09 -0500 Many older adults have fallen outdoors but lack an understanding of the risks for falling and how to prevent them, warranting efforts for outdoor fall prevention, finds a new study. Storing a memory involves distant parts of the brain ScienceDaily: Latest Science News urn:uuid:6f31336f-aa83-d15f-2df6-8cb9f1819350 Fri, 19 May 2017 12:17:17 -0500 In studies with mice, researchers discovered that to maintain certain short-term memories, the brain’s cortex relies on connections with the thalamus. Kamchatkan volcanic ash travels half the world ScienceDaily: Latest Science News urn:uuid:a4b8f0c7-7454-77aa-f83c-074a51428696 Fri, 19 May 2017 12:16:49 -0500 Geochemical fingerprinting links microscopic ash found on the bottom of a Svalbard lake to volcanic event happening 7,000 years ago and 5,000 km away.