The Number of Species Being Negatively Impacted by Climate Change Is Severely Underreported

Posted on April 2, 2018Categories ENVIRONMENT   Leave a comment on The Number of Species Being Negatively Impacted by Climate Change Is Severely Underreported

A large-scale global study has showed that more animal species are being negatively affected by climate change than previously reported. Most of these species are not fully protected and are understudied. The findings are in a paper that was just published in the journal Nature Climate Change. Rising atmospheric carbon dioxide levels, which are mostly attributed to the burning of fossil fuels, are leading to rapid climate change. As the environment continues to change, animals must quickly adapt or risk extinction. … Continue reading “The Number of Species Being Negatively Impacted by Climate Change Is Severely Underreported”

Good News For The Search For Life, The Trappist System Might Be Rich In Water

Posted on March 31, 2018March 31, 2018Categories SPACE & PHYSICS   Leave a comment on Good News For The Search For Life, The Trappist System Might Be Rich In Water

When we finally find life somewhere out there beyond Earth, it’ll be at the end of a long search. Life probably won’t announce its presence to us, we’ll have to follow a long chain of clues to find it. Like scientists keep telling us, at the start of that chain of clues is water. The discovery of the TRAPPIST-1 system last year generated a lot of excitement. 7 planets orbiting the star TRAPPIST-1, only 40 light years from Earth. At the time, … Continue reading “Good News For The Search For Life, The Trappist System Might Be Rich In Water”

The Next Frontier in Medicine Lies in Our Gut

Posted on March 31, 2018Categories HEALTH & MEDICINE   Leave a comment on The Next Frontier in Medicine Lies in Our Gut

Does the solution to solving diseases in the future currently live inside our gut? The gut microbiome represents an exciting and promising opportunity to drive disruptive change in the future of the health care industry. Made up of trillions of bacteria that support overall human health, our gut microbiome represents the new frontier in medicine which, once unlocked, has the potential to treat or cure endless health issues. In fact, I believe it holds promise akin to how immunotherapy represents new hope … Continue reading “The Next Frontier in Medicine Lies in Our Gut”

Rediscovered US Carrier Sank in Historic WWII Duel

Posted on March 31, 2018Categories Technology News   Leave a comment on Rediscovered US Carrier Sank in Historic WWII Duel

When the aircraft carrier USS Lexington sank beneath the surface of the Coral Sea, it represented a significant casualty of history’s first clash between carriers during World War II. 76 years later, an expedition led by Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen announced that it had rediscovered wreckage from the carrier known as “Lady Lex” lying on the seafloor about 500 miles off the eastern coast of Australia. The loss of the USS Lexington took place during the Battle of Coral Sea: a battle that marked the first … Continue reading “Rediscovered US Carrier Sank in Historic WWII Duel”

Meet ‘Oumuamua, the first observed interstellar visitor to our solar system

Posted on March 30, 2018Categories SPACE & PHYSICS   Leave a comment on Meet ‘Oumuamua, the first observed interstellar visitor to our solar system

On October 19, the Pan-STARRS 1 telescope in Hawaii spotted something strange zooming through our solar system. It turned out to be a visitor from beyond our solar system, and it’s unlike anything astronomers have seen before. It is the first observed object from outside our solar system, according to a study published Monday in the journal Nature — and, as the researchers call it, an “oddball.” At first, astronomers thought the rapidly moving faint light was a comet or an asteroid … Continue reading “Meet ‘Oumuamua, the first observed interstellar visitor to our solar system”

Tiny implants for cells are functional in vivo

Posted on March 30, 2018Categories HEALTH & MEDICINE   Leave a comment on Tiny implants for cells are functional in vivo

For the first time, researchers have succeeded in integrating artificial organelles into the cells of living zebrafish embryos. For the first time, an interdisciplinary team from the University of Basel has succeeded in integrating artificial organelles into the cells of living zebrafish embryos. This innovative approach using artificial organelles as cellular implants offers new potential in treating a range of diseases, as the authors report in an article published in Nature Communications. In the cells of higher organisms, organelles such as … Continue reading “Tiny implants for cells are functional in vivo”

Greenland Is Literally Cracking Apart and Flooding the World

Posted on March 30, 2018Categories ENVIRONMENT   Leave a comment on Greenland Is Literally Cracking Apart and Flooding the World

Visit Greenland on the right summer day, and you could see a 12-billion-gallon lake disappear before your very eyes. Glaciologists saw this happen for the first time in 2006, when a 2.2-square-mile (5.6 square kilometers) lake of melted ice drained away into nothing in less than 2 hours. Researchers now see such events as a regular part of Greenland’s increasingly hot summer routine; every year, thousands of temporary lakes pop up on Greenland’s surface as the surrounding ice melts, sit around for a few … Continue reading “Greenland Is Literally Cracking Apart and Flooding the World”

If a Nuclear Bomb Explodes Nearby, Here’s What You Should Do

Posted on March 30, 2018Categories SPACE & PHYSICS   Leave a comment on If a Nuclear Bomb Explodes Nearby, Here’s What You Should Do

The first thing you’d see if a nuclear bomb exploded nearby is a flood of light so bright, you may think the Sun blew up. Wincing from temporary blindness, you’d scan the horizon and see an orange fireball. The gurgling flames would rise and darken into a purple-hued column of black smoke, which would turn in on itself. As a toadstool-like mushroom took shape, the deafening shock front of the blast would rip through the area – and possibly knock you off your … Continue reading “If a Nuclear Bomb Explodes Nearby, Here’s What You Should Do”

Chinese Space Station May Crash Like NASA’s Skylab

Posted on March 30, 2018Categories SPACE & PHYSICS   Leave a comment on Chinese Space Station May Crash Like NASA’s Skylab

China’s Tiangong-1 space station is predicted to enter Earth’s atmosphere sometime during Easter weekend, but the exact location of its re-entry remains a mystery. Its uncontrolled fall to Earth shares some similarities with the end of the Skylab space station in 1979; some of Skylab’s pieces rained down on rural Australia. The European Space Agency’s (ESA) Space Debris Office in Darmstadt, Germany, which issued the Tiangong-1 prediction, said the March 30 to April 2 window is “highly variable,” and it will not … Continue reading “Chinese Space Station May Crash Like NASA’s Skylab”