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Deadly Superbug Outbreak in Humans Linked to Antibiotic Spike in Cows

ARS TECHNICA – Beth Mole, 23 August 2019: A deadly outbreak of multi-drug resistant Salmonella that sickened 225 people across the US beginning in 2018 may have been spurred by

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Hackers Are Actively Trying to Steal Passwords from Two Widely Used VPNs

ARS TECHNICA – Dan Goodin, 24 August 2019: Hackers are actively unleashing attacks that attempt to steal encryption keys, passwords, and

SpaceX Aborts Starhopper Rocket Prototype Launch at Last Second

SPACE.COM – Tariq Malik, 27 August 2019: SpaceX called off the planned launch of its Starhopper rocket Monday (Aug. 26)

Jurassic World of Volcanoes Found in Central Australia

SCIENCE DAILY , 13 August 2019 – An international team of subsurface explorers from the University of Adelaide in Australia and

Warmer Winters Are Changing the Makeup of Water in Black Sea

SCIENCE DAILY, 15 August 2019 – Warmer winters are starting to alter the structure of the Black Sea, which could

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Icelanders Mourn Loss of Okjökull Glacier With Ceremony, Plaque

GIZMODO – Tom McKay, 19 August 2019 – Politicians, scientists, and others gathered in Borgarfjörður, Iceland, northeast of Reykjavik on Sunday to mourn the loss of the Okjökull glacier, laying

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A Strange Radioactive Cloud Likely Came From Russia

WIRED – Meredith Fore, 15 August 2019 –  ON OCTOBER 2, 2017, scientists from an Italian laboratory issued an alert: They had

Some Neanderthals Had “Surfer’s Ear”

NEW SCIENTIST 14 August 2019 (Ruby Prosser Scully) – Bony growths found in Neanderthals’ ears suggest that aquatic foraging was

67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko (or 67P/C-G) Has a Little Friend

ESA 12 Aug 2019 – Last week marked five years since ESA’s Rosetta probe arrived at its target, a comet

People Are Still Drinking Bleach

ARS TECHNICA (Beth Mole 14 August 2019) The US Food and Drug Administration this week released an important health warning that

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Microsoft Wants Rules For Facial Recognition, But…

WIRED –TOM SIMONITE – 21 February, 2019 – IN DECEMBER, MICROSOFT President Brad Smith urged lawmakers to set rules on facial-recognition technology to prevent a privacy-threatening “race to the bottom.” Now the

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UK’s MoD Backs Satellite ‘Origami Radar Antennas’

BBC – Jonathan Amos – 28 January 2019 – The UK’s Ministry of Defence (MoD) has approached start-up Oxford Space Systems

DeepMind’s new AI just beat top human pro-gamers at Starcraft II

MIT TECHNOLOGY REVIEW – Will Knight – 25 January 2019 – DeepMind, a subsidiary of Alphabet that’s focused on cracking

Winning Ideas For 3D Printing on the Moon

ESA – 23 January 2019 – While studying lunar base concepts ESA ran a competition, asking: what would you 3D print

Amazon Robots Have Hit the Streets

MIT TECHNOLOGY REVIEW – 24 January 2019 – The e-commerce giant is field testing a new machine, called Amazon Scout, for

ExoMars Software Passes ESA Driving Test

ESA – 17 January 2019 – Navigation software destined for the ExoMars 2020 mission to the Red Planet has passed a

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LIVING TECH

New York Students to Speak with NASA Astronaut Aboard Space Station

NASA 14 August 2019 – SciGirls viewers from New York will have an opportunity on Monday, Aug. 19, to talk live with NASA astronaut Christina Koch aboard the International Space Station. The Earth-to-space call

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Astronaut Photography Benefiting The Planet

ESA – 18 Feb 2019 – When astronauts take photographs of our planet while orbiting 400 km above our heads,

Six Very Expensive Ways to Get to Space

TECHNOLOGY REVIEW – 29 January 2019  – Whenever I see companies like Virgin Galactic and Blue Origin claim that they’re

Arctic Weather Plunges into North America

NASA – 29 January 2019 – Desperately cold weather is now gripping the Midwest and Northern Plains of the United

MIT Says Wifi Gadget Could Power Smartphones

FUTURISM -DAN ROBITZSKI – 29 January 2019: Right now, electromagnetic signals are probably bouncing around the room between your phone, laptop, and other

Measles outbreak spreads across anti-vaccine ‘hotspot’ in Washington

BIG THINK – Stephen Johnson – 24 January 2019 – A measles outbreak has spread across an anti-vaccination “hotspot” in Clark

Skywatchers See “Super Blood Wolf Moon”

BBC – 21 January 2019 – A lunar eclipse, which some are referring to as a “super blood wolf moon”,

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Plant Growth Has Declined Drastically Due To Dry Air

NEW SCIENTIST – 14 August 2019, Donn Lu – A lack of water vapour in the atmosphere has caused a global decline in plant growth over the past two decades,

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Scientists Drill to Record Depths in West Antarctica

PHYS.ORG – 24 January 2019 – A team of scientists and engineers has for the first time successfully drilled over

David Attenborough Predicts the Collapse of Cilivization

(THEJOURNAL.IE) 3 December, 2018 – FAMED BRITISH NATURALIST Sir David Attenborough has issued a dramatic appeal to world leaders to take the

NASA outlines its plans to deal with a large asteroid impact

(NEW SCIENTIST) – 21 June, 2018.  By Chelsea Whyte.  The chances of a large asteroid ending up on a collision course with

Sea Turtle Nesting Beaches Threatened by Microplastic Pollution

(SCIENCE DAILY) – Plastic is famous for its unyielding durability, making it perfect for consumer products but a unique and

People Adapted to the Cold and Got More Migraines as a Result

(NEW SCIENTIST) – 3 MAY 2018 – By Jessica Hamzelou – Some people have adapted to live in cold polar climates, but

At Least 10 Volcanic Fissures Have Now Opened Up Near Hawaii’s Mt. Kilauea, Destroying 21 Homes

(GIZMODO) – 7 May 2018 – By Tom McKay – The eruption of the Mount Kilauea volcano on Hawaii’s Big Island has

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‘Shock therapy’ Isn’t as Scary as its Name – or the Movies – Suggest

POPULAR SCIENCE – Nicole Westman – 31 January 2019 – Contrary to popular thought, under the right conditions, electroconvulsive therapy, or ECT, doctors argue, is usually safe and effective. For

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Vaccine-Refusing Community Drove Outbreak That Cost $395K, Sickened Babies

(ARS TECHNICA) 30 July 2018 by Beth Mole – A 2013 measles outbreak rooted in a vaccine-refusing community in Brooklyn,

Boy’s Brain Works Just Fine After a Large Piece Was Removed

(NEW SCIENTIST) 31 July 2018, By Alison George – A boy who had a large portion of his brain removed to relieve

NASA Astronauts Return to Earth, Land Safely in Kazakhstan

(NASA) – Three members of the Expedition 54 crew aboard the International Space Station (ISS), including NASA astronauts Mark Vande

NASA Honors Legacy of Renowned Astrophysicist Stephen Hawking

(NASA) – The following is a statement from acting NASA Administrator Robert Lightfoot on the passing of visionary physicist Stephen

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Edgar Allan Poe, Poet, Essayist… Cosmologist?

BIG THINK – Scott Hendricks – 30 January 2019: In 1848, Edgar Allan Poe wrote a book outlining his theory of everything. Modern readers will find many familiar concepts, including

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Tamagotchis Are Coming to Your Phone: Slowly Kill Them at Your Leisure

(AV CLUB) by William Hughes – After decades of being confined to little plastic eggs (and the occasional, usually Japan-only

Perth Cycling Team Maps a Journey Resembling a Goat

(NEWSHUB) – A Perth amateur cycling team posted a photo of their mapped ride – and the 202 kilometre ride

Winston Churchill’s views on aliens revealed in lost essay

(BBC) – A newly unearthed essay by Winston Churchill reveals he was open to the possibility of life on other

Germany Bans Internet-Connected ‘Spy’ Doll Cayla

(RTÉ News) – German regulators have banned an internet-connected doll called ‘My Friend Cayla’ that can chat with children, warning

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