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Gabon's hottest nightclub is Sirdavidia solannona. Located on the side of a mountain in this coastal African country, the genus of flowering plants has pulled out all stops. It's got everything: stamens, anthers, petals, stems, bees, three drunk porpoises trying to microwave leftover Chipotle, a human Slap Chop... You know — it's that [...]
Fri, Apr 20, 2018
Source: Discover Magazine
Decision paves path to the U.S.'s first medication made from marijuana -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com [...]
Fri, Apr 20, 2018
Source: Scientific American News
Humans may be driving large mammals to extinction -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com [...]
Fri, Apr 20, 2018
Source: Scientific American News
Kilauea! What's not to love? The Hawaiian volcano has been constantly erupting over over 37 years and has not one but two active lava lakes. Lava flows are regular features on the volcano's broad slopes and every once in a while, the summit lava lake has a small explosion when [...]
Fri, Apr 20, 2018
Source: Discover Magazine
A nationwide project is surveying the experiences of LGBTQ+ scientists to find out -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com [...]
Fri, Apr 20, 2018
Source: Scientific American News
Artist's illustration of Orbital ATK's proposed OmegA rocket. Credit: Orbital ATKOrbital ATK's proposed rocket to answer the U.S. Air Force's desire for two families of satellite launchers with U.S.-made propulsion systems will be named OmegA, and the company has selected the cryogenic Aerojet Rocketdyne RL10 engine to power the vehicle's [...]
Fri, Apr 20, 2018
Source: Spaceflight Now
Study addresses long-standing debate in archaeology [...]
Fri, Apr 20, 2018
Source: Science / AAAS
A promising new class of lung-cancer therapies can simply be inhaled, minimizing the side effects to other, healthy organs -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com [...]
Fri, Apr 20, 2018
Source: Scientific American News
Even today, the truth of scientific evidence depends on it being presented in a convincing way. [...]
Fri, Apr 20, 2018
Source: Cosmos Magazine
Partisanship and his past statements about climate change could hinder Bridenstine's leadership of the space agency -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com [...]
Fri, Apr 20, 2018
Source: Scientific American News
An infographic reveals the most effective ways to live more sustainably -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com [...]
Fri, Apr 20, 2018
Source: Scientific American News
If you're a cat owner, then you probably have a pretty good sense of whether your cat is happy, angry, or frustrated. But do cats, like humans, actually have common “facial expressions” that accompany these emotions? People have actually been studying questions like this for decades (and even back to [...]
Fri, Apr 20, 2018
Source: Discover Magazine
On the 20th anniversary of the graph that galvanized climate action, it is time to speak out boldly -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com [...]
Fri, Apr 20, 2018
Source: Scientific American News
This week's top Science news [...]
Fri, Apr 20, 2018
Source: Science / AAAS
A nanomaterial to make your phone battery lastA nanomaterial to make your phone battery last, Published online: 20 April 2018; doi:10.1038/d41586-018-04884-wCompound prevents deterioration of an inexpensive component. [...]
Thu, Apr 19, 2018
Source: Nature
Canadian cod comeback derailedCanadian cod comeback derailed, Published online: 20 April 2018; doi:10.1038/d41586-018-04898-4Canadian cod comeback derailed [...]
Thu, Apr 19, 2018
Source: Nature
Flu virus finally sequenced in its native formFlu virus finally sequenced in its native form, Published online: 20 April 2018; doi:10.1038/d41586-018-04908-5Direct sequencing of RNA molecules such as virus genomes should help to unpick role of mysterious chemical modifications. [...]
Thu, Apr 19, 2018
Source: Nature
STORY WRITTEN FOR CBS NEWS & USED WITH PERMISSION Rep. Jim Bridenstine, R-Oklahoma, during a nomination hearing before the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation on Nov. 1, 2017. Credit: NASA/Joel KowskyRep. Jim Bridenstine, an Oklahoma Republican, was confirmed Thursday as NASA's 13th administrator after months of partisan wrangling over [...]
Thu, Apr 19, 2018
Source: Spaceflight Now
Throughout history we've blushed and called it la petite mort, the sting of pleasure, the balsamic injection, the flood of bliss—the list continues. But let's cut to the chase: I'm talking about ejaculation. It's almost seems as if some deep-seated Puritanical modesty compels us to semantically sidestep addressing this perfectly natural [...]
Thu, Apr 19, 2018
Source: Discover Magazine
File photo of a previous Proton rocket launch. Credit: RoscosmosRussia launched a military communications satellite Wednesday, sending a data relay and broadcasting station to an orbit more than 22,000 miles above the equator aboard a Proton rocket and a Breeze M upper stage. The three-stage Proton booster lifted off from the [...]
Thu, Apr 19, 2018
Source: Spaceflight Now

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