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Saturn's Rings May Have Formed Relatively Recently, Scientists Say – NPR

Saturn's Rings May Have Formed Relatively Recently, Scientists Say – NPR

The NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope observed Saturn on June 6, 2018. NASA, ESA, A. Simon (GSFC) and the OPAL Team, and J. DePasquale (STScI) hide caption toggle caption NASA, ESA, A. Simon (GSFC) and the OPAL Team, and J. DePasquale (STScI) The NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope observed Saturn on June 6, 2018. NASA, ESA, A. […]

Neuroscientists Pinpoint Cells In The Amygdala Where Pain Hurts : Shots – Health News – NPR

Neuroscientists Pinpoint Cells In The Amygdala Where Pain Hurts : Shots – Health News – NPR

Researchers studying mouse brains identified the cells that encode pain’s unpleasantness. Sally Anscombe/Getty Images hide caption toggle caption Sally Anscombe/Getty Images Researchers studying mouse brains identified the cells that encode pain’s unpleasantness. Sally Anscombe/Getty Images Pain is a complicated experience. Our skin and muscles sense it, just like they sense softness or warmth. But unlike […]

Anti-vaxxers among top 'threats to global health,' WHO says – Fox News

Anti-vaxxers among top 'threats to global health,' WHO says – Fox News

Anti-vaxxers, or those who oppose vaccines, were deemed a top “threat to global health” in 2019 by the World Health Organization (WHO). “Vaccine hesitancy,” as the United Nations agency calls it, “threatens to reverse progress made in tackling vaccine-preventable diseases.” DR. MARC SIEGEL: PREVENT NEEDLESS DEATHS — GET VACCINATED FOR ALL THESE REASONS The organization in […]

California’s most famous butterfly nearing death spiral – San Francisco Chronicle

California’s most famous butterfly nearing death spiral – San Francisco Chronicle

An alarming, precipitous drop in the western monarch butterfly population in California this winter could spell doom for the species, a scenario that biologists say could also plunge bug-eating birds and other species into similar death spirals. Only 28,429 of the striking orange-and-black butterflies were counted at 213 sites in California, an 86 percent drop […]

Baby overjoyed to hear sister's voice for 1st time – KABC-TV

Baby overjoyed to hear sister's voice for 1st time – KABC-TV

A baby just fitted with hearing aids was overjoyed to hear her big sister’s voice clearly for the first time. Their mother says an antibiotic that baby Scarlet took in the NICU to treat infection impaired her hearing. Last week, the now 11-month-old girl was fitted with hearing aids at a doctor’s office in Georgia. […]

China grows the first plants on the Moon – Engadget

China grows the first plants on the Moon – Engadget

There’s still more to prove. China has to show that the plants can continue to grow, and that’s no mean feat between the widely varying temperatures and the lower gravity. The lander has to make dramatic changes to preserve the biosphere’s conditions and keep its interior relatively consistent. Even with those challenges, this represents a […]

Sleeping less than six hours a night may boost risk of cardiovascular disease, says study – USA TODAY

Sleeping less than six hours a night may boost risk of cardiovascular disease, says study – USA TODAY

CLOSE We often do healthy things with our eyes wide open, but some behaviors we think are healthy could be hurting our sleep. Buzz60 Sleeping less than six hours every night could increase your risk of cardiovascular disease, said a study. The study focused on 4,000 people with no known history of heart disease. Their […]

SpaceX’s first human crew includes astronauts Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley – The Verge

SpaceX’s first human crew includes astronauts Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley – The Verge

2019 may finally be the year when American astronauts launch to orbit from American soil again, ending an eight-year drought that started when NASA’s Space Shuttle program shut down in 2011. The inaugural flights of NASA’s Commercial Crew Program are slated to take place in the coming months, and the launches will see privately owned […]

Ice loss from Antarctica has sextupled since the 1970s, new research finds – The Washington Post

Ice loss from Antarctica has sextupled since the 1970s, new research finds – The Washington Post

Chris Mooney Reporter covering climate change, energy and the environment. Brady Dennis Reporter focusing on environmental policy and public health issues January 14 at 3:00 PM Antarctic glaciers have been melting at an accelerating pace over the past four decades thanks to an influx of warm ocean water — a startling new finding that researchers […]

Healthy eating: What is a correct food portion? – BBC News

Healthy eating: What is a correct food portion? – BBC News

Nutrition scientists have devised a new way of measuring out food portions – using your hands, thumbs and fists rather than a set of scales. The new guide from the British Nutrition Foundation has been created after studying portion sizes around the world and what is available in UK supermarkets. It is thought that better […]

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