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Goop Deletes Yet Another Strange Health Claim After Getting Fact-Checked By NASA
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Yellowstone Grizzly To Be Removed From Endangered Species List
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Kepler Mission Has Released Its Catalogue Of Exoplanets, But What Have We Learnt About These Worlds?
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Rick Perry Gets Schooled On Climate Change
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Here's How A Duke Professor Broke Down Wizard Genetics In 'Harry Potter'
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Rocky Flats Made Nukes. Then It Made A Mess. Now It's About To Become A Public Park.
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Source: Science - The Huffington Post - June 21, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

Al Franken Butts Heads With Interior Secretary Over Climate Change
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Source: Science - The Huffington Post - June 20, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

NASA Has Found Hundreds Of Potential New Planets
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Source: Science - The Huffington Post - June 20, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

Deadly Heat Waves Could Threaten 3 in 4 People By 2100
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Source: Science - The Huffington Post - June 20, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

Energy Chief Rick Perry Denies Carbon Dioxide Is Driving Climate Change
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Source: Science - The Huffington Post - June 19, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

The Dangers Of Climate Change Are Real In This New Comic Anthology
In the past decade or so, a subgenre of dystopian fiction has emerged to confront our changing planet: climate fiction, or “cli-fi.” In stories like Jeff VanderMeer’s “Southern Reach” trilogy, or Kim Stanley Robinson’s New York 2140 and Claire Vaye Watkins’ Gold Fame Citrus, characters confront floods, droughts and other environmental catastrophes. But, as a recent post on the Smithsonian blog points out, these stories are swiftly becoming not just future possibilities, but present realities. In an interview with HuffPost, VanderMeer noted that, “the solutions a fic...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - June 19, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

Parkinson's May Begin In Gut Before Affecting The Brain
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Source: Science - The Huffington Post - June 19, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

America's Dominance In The Scientific World Is shrinking
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Viral Birth Photos Show What Can Happen To A Baby's Head During Delivery
Kayla Reeder has photographed at least 25 births over the past six years. This month, a collection of her birth photos attracted a lot of attention for its striking depiction of the way vaginal delivery can affect a baby’s head shape.  The images depict the birth of a woman named Nikki’s baby boy, Graham. Reeder told HuffPost that Nikki pushed for about an hour, and her son came out with a bit of a “cone head.” “It’s not uncommon, I’ve seen several babies with ‘cone heads’ or more prominent molding due to being in the birth canal longer than others,” s...
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Sinking Island Passes Fundraising Goal After Trump Says It's Not Sinking
The small island of Tangier, Virginia, which is vanishing due to rising waters, has surpassed an important community fundraising goal after Donald Trump told the mayor not to worry about increasing sea levels. “He said, ‘Your island has been there for hundreds of years, and I believe your island will be there for hundreds more,” Tangier Mayor James “Ooker” Eskridge said Trump told him in a surprise phone call on Tuesday. The president said “not to worry about sea-level rise,” Eskridge added. Tangier has lost nearly 70 percent of its land mass since 1850, losing up to nine...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - June 18, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

Monsanto Spin Doctors Target Cancer Scientist In Flawed Reuters Story
In a well-orchestrated and highly coordinated media coup, Monsanto Co. and friends this week dropped a bombshell on opponents who are seeking to prove that the company’s beloved Roundup herbicide causes cancer. A widely circulated story published June 14 in the global news outlet Reuters (for which I formerly worked) laid out what appeared to be a scandalous story of hidden information and a secretive scientist, “exclusive” revelations that the story said could have altered a critical 2015 classification that associated Monsanto’s Roundup to cancer and triggered waves of lawsuits against Monsanto. ...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - June 16, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

Heroin Vaccine Could Turn Body's Defenses Against The Drug
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Mesmerizing Mermaid Photos Reveal Awful Truth About Our Oceans
This story is part of a series on ocean plastics. Artist Benjamin Von Wong is drawing attention to an ugly problem with some beautiful pictures. Von Wong’s mermaid photo series, which he staged and shot last year, features a woman dressed as a mermaid, drowning in thousands of plastic bottles. By visualizing the massive problem of ocean plastics pollution, Wong is hoping the series will get people to take action. “I really wanted people to realize that within their lifetime, they would be personally responsible for generating 10,000 plastic bottles of waste,” Von Wong told HuffPost. “I wanted them t...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - June 16, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

Enzymes May Be Able To Give You A Real Tan Without The Damage
Sun worshippers might someday be able to get a tan without exposing their skin to the harmful ultraviolet radiation that’s responsible for skin cancers, a new study suggests. The goal of the research is to prevent skin cancers by darkening the pigmentation of people’s skin, senior author Dr. David Fisher told Reuters Health. “Very light skin and a very poor ability to tan correlates with a very high probability of developing cancer,” said Fisher, who is chief of the dermatology service at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston. Darker skin may block harmful UV radiation, Fisher said, so it’s...
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Too Many Americans Apparently Think Chocolate Milk Comes From Brown Cows
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KFC Launches Chicken Sandwich Into Space Next Week
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MIT Should Do Better
All universities need money for research and student support, but they do not have to advertise and glorify the name of donors whose practices go against everything that a world-class university should stand for. David Koch of Koch Industries, a company that among other activities refines over 600,000 barrels of oil per day and owns an extensive network of oil pipelines, is an MIT graduate. He has funded the campaign to discredit the overwhelming scientific evidence confirming global warming, backed the effort to replace the ACA with legislation that could deny affordable healthcare to over 25 million Americans, and has in...
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Hubble Space Telescope Reveals Glittering Galaxies Of New Stars
Using “natural magnifying lenses in space,” the acclaimed Hubble Space Telescope has photographed amazing close-up glimpses of what NASA refers to as “the universe’s brightest infrared galaxies.” “The galaxy images, magnified through a phenomenon called gravitational lensing, reveal a tangled web of misshapen objects punctuated by exotic patterns, such as rings and arcs,” NASA says. “The unusual forms may have been produced by spectacular collisions between distant, massive galaxies in a sort of cosmic demolition derby.” It’s not just the glitz, glamour and garish...
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How To Desensitize Your Child To A Food Allergy
The news is suddenly full of new recommendations on how to keep your baby allergy free. But what if it is too late to prevent allergies in your household? What if you’ve already seen your little one break out in hives, swell into a bawling bruised tomato or some other scary reaction? Have the great advances in allergy understanding just come too late for you and your kid? No. Especially if your child is still relatively young.  The newest treatment, under study by experts at Northwestern University in Chicago, involves educating the immune system on the safety of, say, peanuts, by attaching peanut proteins to wh...
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Meet The Man Looking To Reshape Our Relationship To Food
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Drone Shows Great White Sharks Circling California Kayaker In Monterey Bay
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Interior Department Scrubs Climate Change From Agency Website. Again.
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Rising Obesity Now Affects 1 In 10 People Worldwide, Fueling Illness, Death
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Meet Jessica Watkins, The Only Black Woman In NASA's Newest Astronaut Class
Watch out, universe. NASA’s newest class of astronauts includes one woman with some serious black girl magic. NASA announced its first class of astronaut candidates since 2013 on Wednesday. The twelve candidates from various backgrounds and fields of study met some pretty rigorous requirements and made it to the top of the pool of 18,300 applicants, a record number for NASA. Among them is one black woman: Jessica Watkins. Y'ALL NASA JUST ANNOUNCED THEIR NEWEST ASTRONAUTS. SHOUTOUT TO BLACK GIRL SHINING JESSICA WATKINS!!!! ‍ pic.twitter.com/AA19DrEIHq— wikipedia brown (@eveewing) June 11, 2017 ...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - June 12, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

Former EPA Employees Are So Worried About Trump's Plans, They Formed Their Own Alt-EPA
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So THAT'S What The Numbers On Airport Runways Mean
Another great mystery of air travel is solved.  There’s a fascinating explanation for those giant numbers and letters you see on the ends of airport runways: They provide some very handy direction for pilots, as explained in the video above from Business Insider.  The numbers are always between 1 and 36, and the difference between the numbers on either end of the same runway is always 18. Sometimes, they’re followed by a letter with a meaning all its own, and sometimes, they change based on the earth’s magnetic north.  Watch above for the riveting rundown. -- T...
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Believe It Or Not, There's A Smart Way To Procrastinate
How many times have you started an important task, only to find yourself mindlessly scrolling through Instagram 20 minutes later ― and then chastising yourself for getting distracted? Because of common (read: inevitable) instances like this, most people have negative, guilt-inducing associations around the concept of procrastination. But Dr. Josh Klapow, a clinical psychologist and co-host of the radio show “The Web,” says procrastination itself isn’t necessarily a bad thing. It’s how you approach it that determines whether it becomes a burden or a tool. Procrastination is defined simply as &ldquo...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - June 12, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

AI Predicts Autism Based On Infant Brain Scans
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Still-Blinking Beached Humpback Whale Euthanized After Failed Rescue
A beached juvenile humpback whale has been euthanized in Australia despite a heroic effort by scores of volunteers to save it. Even as experts were deciding whether to euthanize the animal, the whale was blinking, watching the humans around it and feebly moving its flippers. Officials told The Guardian they have no idea why the whale beached at Sawtell Beach on Australia’s northeast coast but said inexperience could have been a factor. This may have been the yearling’s first migration on its own. Due to rough waters, rescuers determined that it was too dangerous for the boat to try to tow the whale back out to ...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - June 11, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

Lincoln Memorial Pool To Be Drained After 80 Ducklings Die
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The Humble Honeybee
Honeybees are incomparable little creatures. Allow me to tell you why: Honeybees and humans share many things in common: we socialize, dance, eat honey, touch, feel, mimic one another, sleep, enjoy nicotine, caffeine, vote and we both get sick. After a queen honeybee lays a couple million eggs, she begins to produce fewer pheromones (or chemical scents), which cause the worker bees to feed half a dozen larvae royal jelly or pure protein as they begin rearing a new queen. It’s up to the scout bees to locate a new site to move the existing queen and thousands of workers to create with their beeswax a new hive. The bee...
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Newly Detected Giant Planet Is 'Hotter Than Most Stars'
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We've Made A Huge Mess Of Our Oceans. These People Are Trying To Fix It.
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A Male Host Interrupted A Female Physicist So Much The Audience Intervened
When a panel of the brightest minds in science are discussing the depths of the universe, it’s typical for the audience to be in awe. However, one audience member during one such panel on cosmology had a different takeaway: Sexism is real and it’s happening right now. While watching a panel titled “Pondering the Imponderable: The Biggest Questions of Cosmology,” Marilee Talkington noticed that the moderator wasn’t giving physicist Veronika Hubeny, a professor at UC Davis and the only female on the panel, her fair share of speaking time. So when the moderator, New Yorker contributor Jim Ho...
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NASA's Final 12 Astronaut Candidates For 2017 Are Out Of This World
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World Order Could Hinge On Solving The Climate Crisis, Security Experts Warn
WASHINGTON — From flooding in coastal cities to conflicts driven by food and water shortages, people are already feeling the effects of climate change. And if the world does not mitigate climate-related impacts, they are likely to “intersect, amplify and ripple across countries,” disrupting international security, a team of climate and security experts warns in a new report.  The lengthy report from The Center for Climate and Security identifies 12 key climatic risks, or “epicenters,” and makes the case for why addressing them should be of the highest priority for worl...
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As Law That First Saved Grand Canyon Turns 111, Trump Takes Aim At Its Legacy
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Report: 15 Million Americans' Drinking Water Tainted By Toxic Chemical
Some 15 million Americans across 27 states are drinking water that could be contaminated with potentially carcinogenic man-made chemicals without even realizing it. According to a new analysis and map released Thursday by the Environmental Working Group and scientists at Northeastern University, perfluorochemicals (PFCs) — a class of chemicals including perfluorooctanoic acid (PFAS) and perfluorooctane sulfonate (PFOS) — were detected in 162 U.S. drinking water systems in recent Environmental Protection Agency testing. The toxic chemicals have been used over the years in a wide range of consumer products, ...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - June 8, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

3 Incredible Inventions That Are Cleaning Our Oceans
The research is clear: Man-made pollution is choking the oceans. From plastics that swirl around the world trashing beaches and killing marine animals, to chemical and oil spills that poison the sea, humans are to blame for much of the oceans’ deteriorating health. Fortunately for our planet, some people have dedicated themselves to reversing mankind’s mistakes. In honor of World Oceans Day Thursday, HuffPost is highlighting groundbreaking inventions that were designed to take care of the sea. While these solutions won’t entirely solve the world’s pollution problem...
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Leonardo DiCaprio's Efforts Prompt Mexico To Commit To Saving Rare Porpoise
The Mexican government has announced new efforts to save the critically endangered vaquita from extinction, following a widespread advocacy campaign by groups including the World Wildlife Fund and the Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation. Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto, actor Leonardo DiCaprio and billionaire Carlos Slim met Wednesday to mark the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding that will spark new efforts to save the animal, which researchers worry could become extinct by next year. Last month DiCaprio launched a Twitter campaign aimed at Mexican officials to encourage them to take action, an effort that...
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Interior Secretary Takes Aim At Obama-Era Sage Grouse Protections
WASHINGTON — The Trump administration has called for a review of an Obama-era conservation plan for the greater sage grouse, a move that appears partially aimed at opening up more of the declining gamebird’s habitat to oil and gas development.  Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke told reporters on a call Wednesday that the secretarial order he will sign Thursday will establish a team to review conservation efforts and make management recommendations within 60 days. The goal, Zinke said, is to improve collaboration between federal agencies and 11 Western states to ensure continued protections of the imperiled bir...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - June 8, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

NASA Scientists Baffled By Mysterious Pit Photographed On Mars
While it’s been said that the moon is made of cheese, we know, of course, that particular dairy product was never discovered on our close lunar neighbor. But what about a place on Mars that looks like it’s made of Swiss cheese? This area of the Red Planet’s southern hemisphere includes a large pit of some sort ― see the images above and below ― that has scientists scratching their heads, wondering if this was the result of something smashing into Mars, or if the ground somehow collapsed and left a perfectly circular result. Photographed recently by NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter, this i...
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Artist Realizes Only Appropriate Use Of Trump Tweets Is Plant Food
President Donald Trump’s tweets might be polluting the natural environment that is your mind, but they’re finding greater purpose somewhere: specifically, in a subterranean lavender field in New York City. Austrian artist Martin Roth, now based in NYC, is the mad gardener behind an idyllic new art exhibition, which happens to be powered in part by Trump’s 140-character declarations. Nestled inside the Austrian Cultural Forum of Midtown Manhattan, it consists of 200 lavender shrubs that are nurtured by grow lights whose power corresponds with the activities of several social media accounts. That’s ri...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - June 7, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

Second Lady Pence Pushes Bee Conservation, An Effort One Critic Labels 'Hypocritical'
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As Trump Bails On Paris Accord, China Turns To A Different Climate Ally: California
In an ornate room in Beijing’s Great Hall of the People, an imposing marble-columned building on the western edge of Tiananmen Square, China’s President Xi Jinping engaged on Tuesday in a discussion with an American official about how the U.S. and China could work together on fighting climate change and developing green technology. But it wasn’t President Donald Trump who met with Xi in the Great Hall, a building typically reserved for high-level political meetings and ceremonial activities; nor was it Rick Perry, Trump’s energy secretary who’s in China this week for an energy conference. ...
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