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NASA Pays $19K to Study Participant to Stay in Bed for Two Months

April 13, 2019

NASA and other space agencies are conducting studies offering $19,000 to each participant who stays in bed for 60 days, “Smithsonian Magazine” reports. Scientists hope to study the effects that zero-gravity environments have on bone and muscle mass, among other effects. What do we already know about the effects of space flight upon the human body? […]

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Scientists Release First Picture of Black Hole Ever Recorded

April 11, 2019

For the first time in human history, astronomers have photographed a black hole, as reported by BBC News. An array of eight telescopes spread across five continents spent 10 days taking the picture. The physics affiliated with black holes is as incredible as are the pictures. […]

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New Information Emerges about Catching Up on Lost Sleep

April 6, 2019

Sleep deprivation research is revealing new side effects associated with a lack of sleep, NPR reported recently. Getting a good night’s rest refuels and resets the brain for the long day to follow. Catch up on why we catch up on Z’s. […]

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“Unprecedented” Midwestern Floods Expected to Worsen

April 3, 2019

Widespread flooding in the Midwest will continue, and possibly worsen, through May, “The New York Times” reported. While the region is already prone to flooding, leaky levees and the recent “bomb cyclone” that struck the United States have exacerbated the situation. How can Midwesterners stay safe in flood-prone areas? […]

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Classical Music, Hip-Hop Affect Flavor of Cheese, Scientists Say

April 2, 2019

Swiss researchers have studied the effects of sound waves on the flavors of cheese, according to a Reuters article. Surprisingly, cheese that listened to A Tribe Called Quest produced the most highly-rated flavors in a blind taste test. How does this test pass or fail the standards of scientific experimentation? […]

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Scientists Prove Human Brain Can Detect Earth’s Magnetic Field

March 30, 2019

A new study shows that the human brain can detect Earth’s magnetic field, as published in the online scientific journal “eNeuro.” Animals like salmon, birds, turtles, whales, and bats use it to help them navigate. Learn about another way we experience Earth’s magnetic field—the auroras. […]

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Doctor Delivers Fatal Prognosis to Patient Remotely via Robot

March 20, 2019

A doctor in California gave his patient days to live via robot-mounted video chat, The Chicago Tribune reported. The unorthodox and controversial method of delivering the news has sparked the ire of the patient’s family. Do impersonal practices like this outweigh the benefits of medical robots? […]

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World’s Largest Bee Spotted for First Time Since 1981

March 13, 2019

The Earth’s largest species of bee, Megachile pluto, has been spotted for the first time in nearly 40 years, according to National Geographic. Once thought extinct, it measures up to an inch and a half long. The rediscovery of the species prompts a look at the value that bees give us and the environmental dangers they face. […]

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Mars Rover Concludes Historic Fact-Finding Mission

February 18, 2019

After sending data from the red planet for 15 years, NASA’s Mars rover, Opportunity, has signed off for the last time. The findings during its record-breaking mission added priceless new information to our knowledge of Mars. […]

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Science News

Rare Meteorite Hits Cuba

February 11, 2019

A meteorite unexpectedly struck western Cuba on Friday, February 1. Small celestial bodies have covered the moon in craters and have wiped out the dinosaurs. Here is what you need to know about asteroid and meteoroid collisions. […]

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