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Retinitis Pigmentosa | Is There Light at the End of the Tunnel?

MEDIUM – Rebecca McClung, 30 September 2021: For most of us, our ability to see is the single most important tool in our toolkit when it comes to navigating the

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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

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

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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 foreshadow how ocean compositions might shift from future climate change,

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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

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

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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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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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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

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

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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

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

Twin Spacecraft to Weigh in on Earth’s Changing Water

(NASA) – 30 April 2018 – pair of new spacecraft that will observe our planet’s ever-changing water cycle, ice sheets,

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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

Revolutionary New Screen Technology Could Triple The Resolution Of Your TV

(HUFF POST) – Think your 4K TV is sharp? Well scientists are working on a radical new screen technology that

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

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