Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Humans on Mars: Rocket flying just .0001 percent slower than the speed of light can make it possible

Human space travel to Mars is largely considered a far off moonshot – though not entirely impossible – to the international scientific community, considering the entire trek would take years and could lead to radiation exposure, cancer and other medical risks. ______ A researcher at the...

Supermassive black holes might actually lead to formation of new stars

Black holes aren’t just terrifying objects of total obliteration — they’re also gross as hell. These behemoths have a strange tendency to yak up some the matter they seemingly crush under an ungodly amount of dense mass. They are one of the most mysterious phenomena in...

Amazing fossilized footprints from different types of dinosaurs found in Australia

Where are there fossilized footprints from more types of dinosaurs than anyplace else in the world? ______ Well, that would be the Dampier Peninsula, in the Kimberly region of Western Australia. Nicknamed "Australia's Jurassic Park," a 25-km (15.5-mile) stretch of the coastline contains tracks from 21...

Edward Snowden shows how the CIA is breaking into your house by hacking your Samsung TV

To hack into your Samsung TV, the CIA isn't breaking into your house. They're hacking it when you order on Amazon. ______ That's what Edward Snowden pointed out during an interview on Tuesday with The Intercept. The interview was taped live at SXSW for the podcast Intercepted. The...

Monsanto, the name of toxic chemicals poisoning us not feeding us

Monsanto isn't feeding the world, it's killing our children. “How could we have ever believed that it is a good idea to grow our food with poisons?” —Dr. Jane Goodall ______ Two new reports published in recent weeks add to the already large and convincing body of...

Actor Sir Patrick Stewart admitted he is using marijuana to treat Arthritis pain

Actor Sir Patrick Stewart went on the record and admitted he is a daily user of marijuana, but only to ease the symptoms of arthritis. ______ “Two years ago, in Los Angeles, I was examined by a doctor and given a note which gave me legal...

Lungs aren’t just for breathing, they also play a key role in how blood is formed, study

All this time we thought lungs were just for breathing. It turns out they also play a key role in how blood is formed, suggests a study in Nature out of the University of California-San Francisco. ______ Scientists studying the lungs of mice discovered to their...

Scientists warning that there’s a “very real risk” of Jesus Christ’s tomb collapse

Few places are more holy to Christians than what's thought to be Christ's tomb in Jerusalem, but scientists are now warning that there's a "very real risk" of collapse at the site. ______ Researchers from the National Technical University of Athens say the Edicule, a shrine...

Monsanto helped write cancer studies on Roundup, emails indicate

Monsanto ghostwrote studies on the herbicide Roundup for the Environmental Protection Agency, documents unsealed in a federal court case seem to show. ______ Farmers and others are suing chemical company Monsanto, alleging that the company failed to warn them that its glyphosate-based week killer can cause...

I like and admire US, but I may not be welcome: Stephen Hawking referring Trump’s science policy

The famed physicist urges the president to boot his climate-denying Environmental Protection Agency chief. ______ Famed British physicist Stephen Hawking says President Donald Trump’s attacks on the scientific community leave him unsure if he’s still welcome in the United States.  “I have many friends and colleagues there,...

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