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NASA Plans Emergency Spacewalk To Replace Key Computer On International Space Station
A pair of astronauts will venture outside the International Space Station on Tuesday for an emergency spacewalk to replace a failed computer, one of two that control major U.S. systems aboard the orbiting outpost, NASA said on Sunday. The primary device failed on Saturday, leaving the $100 billion orbiting laboratory to depend on a backup system to route commands to its solar power system, radiators, cooling loops and other equipment. The station’s current five-member crew from the United States, Russia and France were never in any danger, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration said in a statement. The Ex...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - May 22, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

NASA: Space Weather And Radiation Bubble Are Linked To Human Activity
The ongoing debate about global warming and climate change includes arguments about whether our world actually faces such a problem, and whether it was caused by human activity. But there’s another earthling-influenced phenomenon we don’t hear too much about: how we affect what happens in space. According to NASA: Space weather ― which can include changes in Earth’s magnetic environment ― are usually triggered by the sun’s activity, but recently declassified data on high-altitude nuclear explosion tests have provided a new look at the mechanisms that set off perturbations in that magnetic ...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - May 20, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

Scientists To Test Whether Zika Can Kill Brain Cancer Cells
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Source: Science - The Huffington Post - May 19, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

A Majority Of Americans Wants Trump To Stay In The Paris Agreement
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Source: Science - The Huffington Post - May 19, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

This Footage Of Bees Having Sex Is... Aggressive
Insects are equal parts fascinating and terrifying, so when we come across them, we’re conflicted on how to feel. Do we sit and watch, or run away in horror? In the case of this video of two long-horned bees getting, uh, horny, the insects are far too intriguing for us to look away, so we’ve been watching it on repeat. Arthropod macrophotographer Karla Thompson told Gizmodo she filmed this up-close-and-personal bee sex a month ago. She detailed what’s happening in the clip in a Patreon post:: During the session the male would use his legs to softly stroke the female’s sides. During actual...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - May 19, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

Scientists Say Plants Use Sound To Find Water And Ultimately Survive
Scientists are studying and confirming how plants may actually have the ability to sense sounds, like flowing water in a pipe ― or even buzzing insects. What? Plants hear sounds? That’s an earful. But not to researchers at the University of Western Australia, whose experiments point to the possibility that some plants may actually detect sound waves. Evolutionary biologist Monica Gagliano and her colleagues worked with pea seedlings, which they inserted into pots that looked like an upside-down “Y.” According to Scientific American: One arm of each pot was placed in either a tray of water or a coiled p...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - May 19, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

Why Trump Doesn't Have The Power To Mess With National Monuments
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Source: Science - The Huffington Post - May 19, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

Women In Their 30s Are Now Having More Babies Than Those In Their 20s
According to new data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, women in their 30s are now having more babies than women in their 20s in the U.S. Analyzing preliminary data from 2016, the CDC found that the birth rate for women ages 30 to 34 jumped to about 102.6 births per 1,000 women from 101.5 per 1,000 in 2015. Meanwhile, the birth rate for women ages 25-29 (the demographic with the highest birth rate for more than three decades) fell from 104.3 per 1,000 in 2015 to 101.9 per 1,000 in 2016. The birth rate among women 35 to 39 also increased slightly from 51.8 to 52.6 per 1,000, and the rate for 40 to 44 year...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - May 18, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

El Niño May Be Over For Now, But Record-Breaking Heat Swelters On
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Source: Science - The Huffington Post - May 18, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

This Plastic-Covered Island May Be The Saddest Place You'll Ever See
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Source: Science - The Huffington Post - May 17, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

Why You Should Always, Always Check Your Sunscreen's Expiration Date
Picture me, age 14: Blond, blue-eyed and pasty-pale. It was a scorching hot weekend in June, and I was on a three-day camping trip with my dad. As two fair-skinned, freckle-faced Caucasians, we diligently applied sunscreen — SPF 45 — each morning before emerging from our tent, and every couple of hours thereafter. Coppertone would have been proud. Sunday evening on the way home, though, I felt red and hot. I could see the signs of sunburn emerging, and I felt tired and dizzy from too much time in the sun. When I awoke on Monday morning, my shoulders and upper back were covered in second-degree burns, oozing, pu...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - May 17, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

How 450-Million-Year-Old Bacteria Evolved Into A Dangerous Superbug
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Source: Science - The Huffington Post - May 17, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

News Roundup for May 17, 2017
Well… so much for a slow news week. 1. It was revealed that former FBI Director James Comey had been keeping memos of his conversations with Trump. Looks like this might be the first step towards impeachment. More here. 2. Vladimir Putin offered to clear up Trump’s other scandal. You know, the one where he leaked classified information to the Russians last week. Yeah… probably not the best person to vouch for Trump at this moment. More here. 3. Chelsea Manning is now free, but the fight for her legacy rages on. More here. 4. A teenager designed a pocket sized satellite that will be flying on NASA’...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - May 17, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

Why Gutting Health Care As Boomers Turn 80 Is A Really Bad Idea
For decades, health care providers and policy wonks have known the time would come when aging baby boomers would need a lot more support than the generations that preceded them, including long-term services. Now, just as the oldest boomers are moving into retirement, the House Obamacare replacement bill would strip away funding that nursing homes, assisted living facilities, and home health agencies depend on to care for the most vulnerable seniors. “What we’re talking about here is straight-up rationing care,” said Judith Feder, who studies health policy at the Urban Institute think tank. Medicaid’...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - May 17, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

9 Life Hacks To Help You Break Up With Plastic
This story is part of a series on ocean plastics. Clacking away at my laptop on a rainy morning last month, while working on a story about how plastic trash is choking our oceans, I became suddenly aware of the object that I had been chewing on mindlessly: a plastic straw punched through the plastic lid of a plastic cup holding my daily iced coffee. Through my reporting, I had learned some staggering facts about single-use plastic packaging, things made to be used once and thrown away. Experts say these items are the leading source of trash found in or near bodies of water worldwide. Plastic drinking straws and c...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - May 17, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

Brad Pitt Ponders The Meaning Of Life (And Sean Spicer) With Stephen Colbert
Brad Pitt got all deep and meaningful with “Late Show” host Stephen Colbert on Tuesday. In his first appearance on late night TV in what seems like forever, the Hollywood actor joined Colbert on a blanket (purportedly beneath the stars) to ponder life’s most complicated questions. The pair called each other silly nicknames as Pitt made fun of some of his movies, talked time travel and plugged his upcoming Netflix film “War Machine.” They even mocked beleaguered White House press secretary Sean Spicer. Check out the full clip above. type=type=RelatedArticlesblockTitle=Related Cov...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - May 17, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

Russian Outlet Claims NASA Took An Amazing, Totally True Image Of 3 UFOs
Whenever a story comes out claiming to show real pictures or video of UFOs, hope springs eternal that maybe, just maybe, this might be that elusive smoking-gun evidence of alien technology. Not a day goes by, either, without something in the news questioning the honesty of certain Americans or Russians. Now it seems that UFOs have been added to that media storm. The innocent image above is from a collection called Pixabay, which offers many free stock photos to use for practically anything you’d like. This one shows our sun with a circular black dot, reportedly the planet Mercury, making a transit across our home sta...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - May 17, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

Investigation Shows Yale Isn’t The Climate-Conscious Investor It Claims To Be
Yale University touts itself as a socially and environmentally responsible investor and has been celebrated for taking steps to distance its financial portfolio from certain fossil fuels. But it remains heavily invested in oil and gas — to the tune of several hundred million dollars ― according to an investigation by its own employees and students. UNITE HERE Local 33, a union of graduate employees, and Fossil Free Yale, a student group pushing for the Ivy League school to divest completely from the oil and gas industry, confronted the university with their findings in a Tuesday letter to Yale&r...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - May 16, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

Can A 'Poop Transplant' Change Your Weight?
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Source: Science - The Huffington Post - May 16, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

Mental Health Treatment Can Save Lives, But The Right Diagnosis Can Take Years
Your browser does not support HTML5 video.In His Own Words: Above, Nic Newling, 30, writes how his experience with untreated bipolar disorder made him feel. Animation by Isabella Carapella/Photography by Damon Dahlen 1,277 days. That’s approximately how long it took Nic Newling to figure out he was dealing with bipolar disorder after first reaching out for help. Newling was born and raised in Sydney. He first began to notice something was wrong when he was a young teen in school. He felt panicked and burned out ― sometimes for no reason at all ― and it was severely destabilizing his everyday routine. &ldq...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - May 15, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

Canada Unveils 'Dinosaur Mummy' Found With Skin And Gut Contents Intact
After 110-million years encased in stone, an impeccably preserved, dragon-like dinosaur has been unveiled by paleontologists in Canada and it’s unlike anything they’ve seen before. The remains of an armor-plated nodosaur, a 3,000-pound plant-eating horned creature, went on display in Alberta on Friday after its accidental discovery by miners nearly six years ago, National Geographic reported. “We don’t just have a skeleton,” Caleb Brown, a postdoctoral researcher at the Royal Tyrrell Museum of Paleontology where the fossil went on display, told the magazine. “We have a dinosaur as it wou...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - May 14, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

Bill Maher Blasts Social Media Tycoons For Creating Such Addictive Products
Bill Maher says social media tycoons should “stop pretending that they are friendly nerd Gods building a better world.” Instead, the “Real Time” host has called on them to admit they are “just tobacco farmers in T-shirts, selling an addictive product to children.” “Let’s face it, checking your ‘likes’ is the new smoking,” he said Friday. Maher referenced a recent CBS “60 Minutes” report on the concept of brain-hacking. It alleged that tech companies purposefully design addictive products which force people to constantly feel the need to “ch...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - May 13, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

NYT Publisher Writes To Those Who Ditched Subscriptions Over Bret Stephens
WASHINGTON — In an effort to win back their support, the publisher of The New York Times sent a “personal note” to readers who canceled subscriptions over the publication’s hiring of Bret Stephens, a former opinion writer at The Wall Street Journal and a denier of mainstream climate science.  In an email that went out Friday afternoon, Arthur Sulzberger Jr. said he wanted to “provide a bit more context” about the Times’ decision to hire Stephens. The email, first reported on by Politico and later sent to HuffPost by a former subscriber, appears to have...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - May 13, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

'Warm Neptune' Exoplanet Atmosphere Consists Of Hydrogen, Helium, Water Vapor
Scientists are studying water vapor in the atmosphere of an exoplanet discovered in 2011, dubbed HAT-P-26b. NASA reports that combined observations from the Hubble and Spitzer space telescopes reveal this planet ― more than 430 light-years from Earth ― has an atmosphere of hydrogen and helium. Orbiting a sun that’s twice as old as our own, HAT-P-26b is approximately the same size as one of our solar system’s outer planets, Neptune, which also has a hydrogen-helium atmosphere. HAT-P-26b is considered a “Warm Neptune” because it orbits its sun more closely than our own Neptune does. According...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - May 13, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

Scientists Quit EPA Advisory Board In Protest
WASHINGTON — Two scientists have resigned from an Environmental Protection Agency advisory board to protest agency Administrator Scott Pruitt’s removal of their colleagues. Carlos Martín, a senior research associate at the Urban Institute’s Metropolitan Housing and Communities Policy Center, and Peter B. Meyer, president of the E.P. Systems Group, a Pennsylvania-based environmental analysis firm, said in a letter to EPA staff on Friday that it was “with certain regret and concern — and in protest” that they step down from a Board of Scientific Counselors subcommittee on ...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - May 12, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

Experts Review 8 Weird Ways To Prevent Snoring
Is snoring keeping you up at night or driving your partner crazy? You’re not alone. Data from a longitudinal study published in 1993 found that about 44 percent of men and 28 percent of women snore habitually, so this problem is happening in bedrooms across the nation.  Snoring happens when the upper airway muscles relax and constrict air flow through the throat, forcing air through a small space and causing a vibration — think of the way a kazoo or saxophone makes noise. This sound can be annoying for others — and can also wake you up at night, leaving you feel sleepy and foggy-headed the ...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - May 12, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

Trump’s New Trade Deal With China Hurts The Coal Industry He Promised To Help
The Trump administration pledged to bring the struggling coal industry roaring back by eliminating environmental regulations, shrugging off renewable energy and boosting fuel exports to China, which nosedived in 2012. But on Thursday, the White House announced a new trade deal with China to bolster the natural gas industry that analysts say starved coal into a slow death by devouring the U.S. electricity market it once dominated. Under the deal, Chinese companies can begin buying liquid natural gas directly from producers in the U.S., fanning the embers of an export industry that began to heat up earlier this ye...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - May 12, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

Texas Democrats Are Lining Up To Take On Congress' Biggest Climate Denier
WASHINGTON — Midterm elections may be a year and a half away, but in Texas’ 21st Congressional District the race to rid Washington of one of its most stalwart deniers of near-universally accepted climate science is already well underway. At least nine Democratic candidates are vying for a chance to unseat 16-term Republican Rep. Lamar Smith, chairman of the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology and an early and loyal supporter of President Donald Trump. And the Democratic primary field in the district, which stretches from Austin to San Antonio and into West Texas, is only expected to...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - May 12, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

Scientists May Be ‘Vastly’ Underestimating The Extinction Risk Facing Some Species
The IUCN Red List paints a grim picture of the biodiversity loss we are facing as a planet. In 2016, tens of thousands of mammals, birds, insects, plants and other organisms were found to be under threat from extinction, according to the list. Of that number, more than 5,000 were considered critically endangered, including iconic species like the leatherback turtle, the Antarctic blue whale, and both subspecies of orangutan — all creatures right at the precipice of vanishing forever. But as staggering as those numbers may sound, they may still be vast underestimates, according to a recent study out of Columbia U...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - May 12, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

10 Things You're Not Doing (But Should) To Help The Ocean
This story is part of a series on ocean plastics. Plastics are overwhelming our oceans and landfills. Every year, an estimated 19 billion pounds of plastic garbage end up in the sea. In the U.S. alone, approximately 56 billion pounds of plastic are dumped annually in landfills. Worryingly, it remains unknown exactly how all these plastics ― which don’t biodegrade and could linger in the environment for centuries ― could impact human health and the world around us. But here’s a heartening truth: We can all do something to mitigate this growing plastics crisis. Yes, all. From entrepreneurs and ...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - May 12, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

At Least 1 Person Dead From New Ebola Outbreak In Democratic Republic Of Congo
One person has died from a new outbreak of the Ebola virus in the Democratic Republic of Congo, the World Health Organization confirmed Friday. The country has reported nine suspected cases of the virus and three deaths since April 22, according to WHO communications officer Christoper Lindmeier. Out of the three deaths, one tested positive for Ebola. The #Ebola case in the Democratic Republic of Congo was confirmed by a national reference laboratory in Kinshasa #DRC— WHO (@WHO) May 12, 2017 The cases were discovered in Aketi, a remote region without much access to health facilities, WHO communications offi...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - May 12, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

Leonardo DiCaprio Gets Mexican President To Commit To Saving Rare Porpoise
Leonardo DiCaprio used his star power to issue a plea on Twitter with the World Wildlife Fund to save the world’s rarest porpoise from extinction. And it appears Mexico’s president was listening. Enrique Peña Nieto responded on Thursday to the actor’s missive about the vaquita ― a critically endangered mammal that only lives in a small region in the Gulf of California. In a series of tweets, the president said his country was focusing “all its efforts to prevent the extinction of the species.” Peña Nieto’s reply represents one of the most high profile pledges to save the ...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - May 12, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

Psychedelic Video Explains The History Of The Entire World In Under 20 Minutes
It’s a trippy, whistle-stop lesson on the history of the world. YouTuber Bill Wurtz takes just under 20 minutes to chronicle our planet’s entire past in a new psychedelic video that’s going viral online. At breakneck speed, he takes viewers on the rollercoaster ride that is the creation of the universe to the Cold War and the invention of the internet ― using his trademark quirky jingles and basic graphics to ram the points home. Wurtz posted the video online Wednesday. By early Friday, it had garnered more than 4.5 million views. type=type=RelatedArticlesblockTitle=Related Coverage + articlesList=57fe...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - May 12, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

15 Great White Sharks Off California Beaches Trigger Warnings
After a chilling sighting Wednesday, a Southern California sheriff’s deputy warned people from a helicopter to get out of the water because “you are paddleboarding next to approximately 15 great white sharks.” The lurking shadows of the big fish were spotted close to the surf line from Capistrano Beach in Dana Point to San Onofre State Beach, south of Los Angeles along the Orange County coast. Paddleboarders and swimmers were told to “exit the water in a calm manner.” The deputy added: “Please do not enter the water.” A swimmer reported a close encounter with one of the sharks, whi...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - May 12, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

Scientists Want To Understand The Language Of Dolphins By 2021
We live on a planet where it’s often difficult to engage in meaningful, intelligent conversations with our fellow humans. But what if interspecies communication with non-human creatures could occur ― specifically, between people and dolphins? Bloomberg reports that a Swedish language technology company called Gavagai AB is teaming up with researchers at the KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm. Using artificial intelligence language analysis software, the plan is to create an actual dolphin-language dictionary.  The researchers will monitor and record the sounds of bottlenose dolphins who live a...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - May 12, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

Montana's Melting Glaciers On Pace To All But Disappear 'Within 20 Years'
Grinnell Glacier towered roughly 30 feet over scientist Dan Fagre when he began studying the ice 26 years ago. Now, when he hikes through Montana’s Glacier National Park, the ancient ice wall’s dark, craggy edge barely reaches his shins. “It’s just a remnant of its former self,” the U.S. Geological Survey research ecologist told HuffPost by phone on Thursday. “As the glacier shrinks, all the rock and debris in it stay. The glacier keeps getting dirtier and dirtier.” Glaciers, synonymous with slowness, are retreating at a rapid pace ― particularly in the Treasure State. Since...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - May 11, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

Up To 7,000 Bodies Found Buried Beneath University Of Mississippi Medical Center
Researchers say they’ve discovered as many as 7,000 graves beneath the University of Mississippi Medical Center’s campus in Jackson. The land was part of the Mississippi State Lunatic Asylum until it shut roughly 80 years ago, and experts say the find that was announced at the weekend potentially offers closure for families whose relatives vanished decades ago.  Research teams used ground-penetrating radar to painstakingly detect the suspected patients’ remains, buried in coffins, after uncovering 66 caskets in 2012, Dr. Molly Zuckerman, an associate anthropology professor at Mississippi State, told ...
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Sewage Saved This Man's Life. Someday It Could Save Yours.
This article has been updated to amend overstatements of the length of time it took the Texas A&M team to secure the phages they sent to Patterson, as well as the number of researchers to whom Strathdee reached out. -- This feed and its contents are the property of The Huffington Post, and use is subject to our terms. It may be used for personal consumption, but may not be distributed on a website. (Source: Science - The Huffington Post)
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Senate Can't Pass Methane Rollback So Interior Decides To Do It Anyway
WASHINGTON — Hours after Senate Republicans’ failed attempt to overturn an Obama-era rule regulating methane emissions, the Trump administration announced it will take matters into its own hands.  Kate MacGregor, the acting assistant secretary for Land and Minerals Management at the Department of the Interior, said shortly after Wednesday’s vote that as part of President Donald Trump’s America-first energy plan, the agency has flagged the methane rule as one it will “suspend, revise or rescind given its significant regulatory burden that encumbers American energy production...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - May 10, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

Can Psychedelic Drugs Treat Mental Illness? Scientists Need Your Help To Find Out.
To the federal government, psychedelic drugs like LSD, MDMA (also known as Ecstasy or Molly in its street forms), and psilocybin (the psychoactive ingredient in mushrooms) are dangerous Schedule I substances with a high potential for abuse and no medical value. But leading psychedelic researchers paint a much different picture ― one of fascinating compounds with the power to rewire the human brain and possibly revolutionize treatment for a number of debilitating mental health issues. We’ve yet to find a conclusive answer that can prove either side right or wrong, though initial indications suggest it’s fair t...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - May 10, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

Maybe Colleges Should Take A Lesson From Zoos
By Michael Preston, UCF Forum columnist What would it take to create a more learning-efficient campus? What elements must we have, what culture must we extend to promote a more responsive campus to bolster student success? The answer may be in the seemingly unrelated work of Australian architect and zoo director David Hancocks. In his 2002 book, A Different Nature, Hancocks explored the paradox of the modern zoo. We traditionally have taken animals that were meant to live and thrive in the wild and placed them on display at zoos for the purpose of study and our own entertainment. We take these animals that are meant t...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - May 10, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

Stunning Images Show Dozens Of Gigantic Oval Storms On Jupiter
There’s been a lot of news lately about what’s going on at the ringed planet Saturn, including NASA’s Cassini spacecraft’s heart-stopping flight through the relatively small gap that separates the planet’s rings and the top of Saturn’s atmosphere. While Saturn was grabbing the limelight, we thought, Hey! What about poor little giant gaseous Jupiter? What’s happening at the largest planet in the solar system? On May 5, as seen in the video above, NASA released an enhanced-color view of Jupiter’s south polar area, taken Dec. 11 by the orbiting Juno spacecraft. Based on initial ...
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Interior Secretary Orders Protester To 'Be Nice' During Visit To Bears Ears
WASHINGTON — Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke lost his manners during a visit to Bears Ears National Monument on Monday after being repeatedly questioned about why he hasn’t spent more time talking with tribal leaders as part of his national monuments review. Zinke was apparently irked by the persistence of Cassandra Begay, a tribal liaison with the group Peaceful Advocates for Native Dialogue & Organizing Support. She was following the secretary as he greeted those gathered at Bears Ears, a 1.35 million-acre area in southeastern Utah that is one of 27 monuments threatened by President Donald Tr...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - May 9, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

NPR Is Launching Its First Podcast For Kids
You may not think of NPR as a kid’s first choice in the argument over what to listen to in the car, but that could be changing. Because for the first time in NPR’s 47-year history, on May 15, the network will release a children’s program. “Wow in the World” with the tagline, “a podcast for curious kids & their grown-ups,” will be aimed at kids ages 5-12 and focused on science, technology, discovery and inventions. It will be hosted by NPR’s Guy Raz and Sirius XM’s Mindy Thomas, who previously hosted an award-winning segment on Sirius XM’s Kids Place Live chann...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - May 9, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

'Planet Earth III' Follows Earth's Deadliest Predators In Washington, D.C.
Casual reminder: This is the only planet we get. Second casual reminder: Ignoring scientists is like ignoring furniture assembly instructions. You might be fine without them, but why take that risk? That’s what they’re there for. Funny Or Die has parodied the hugely successful “Planet Earth” series featuring the predators in Washington, D.C., who seem dedicated to killing the EPA. -- This feed and its contents are the property of The Huffington Post, and use is subject to our terms. It may be used for personal consumption, but may not be distributed on a website. (Source: Science - The Huffington Post)
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Here's What Actually Happens During A Night At The Natural History Museum
“Just don’t worship anything.” Such was the unsolicited advice I received from a grinning night guard at the American Museum of Natural History last Friday night. I was standing in the Hall of Northwest Coast Indians hours past the institution’s normal 5:45 p.m. closing time, gazing up at a Kwakwaka’wakw mask squeezed between a sprawling display of totem poles. The lights were dim and I didn’t see him coming. “No, for real,” the guard added as he trotted back into the darkness, leaving me once again unmonitored in one of New York City’s most cavernous attractions. His c...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - May 9, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

Bill Nye Fiercely Defends His ‘Science Guy’ Nickname
Bill Nye is the Science Guy ― and he won’t hear anyone say otherwise. On Monday’s “Late Show,” the television presenter passionately defended his scientific credentials after host Stephen Colbert referenced online “chatter” that he’s not actually a scientist. “Everybody, I’m a mechanical engineer, it’s physics, for four years, it’s physics,” said Nye, the host of ’90s kids TV show “Bill Nye the Science Guy” and Netflix’s new “Bill Nye Saves the World” series. “I’m sorry, I took six semest...
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Learning To Play The Didgeridoo Could Help Stop Your Snoring
Snoring became a problem for Obediya Jones-Darrell, a 38-year-old artist and acupuncturist in Vancouver, Canada, in college. “I would spend long hours on campus studying in the library. I would fall asleep, and then wake up from hearing a loud noise,” he says. “I think other students in the library were waking me up on purpose because I was snoring.” Jones-Darrell soon noticed that the quality of his sleep was being affected — he didn’t feel rested in the morning and had stopped remembering his dreams — so he sought help from his family doctor and was diagnosed with sleep apnea, a ...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - May 8, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

EPA Removes Scientists From Science Review Board
The Environmental Protection Agency has removed several members from an internal review board meant to provide scientific advice to the agency, a move some say could impair future research into climate change and provide sweeping benefits to polluting industries. The news, quietly announced on Friday, affects the EPA’s 18-member Board of Scientific Counselors, which reviews the agency’s own research in an effort to “sustain and enhance the quality of science.” The New York Times reports at least five members have been dismissed from their roles after serving a three-year term, and E&E News said ...
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Should Doctors Be Certified To Treat Trans Patients?
When Chaslyn Heath first started looking for someone to prescribe her estrogen in her west Georgia town of Carrollton in 2014, she ran into a few dead ends. Then 16, she had identified as transgender for three years. She asked her pediatrician for help, and he put her in touch with a local therapist. But during their first session, says Heath, the therapist demonstrated a profound misunderstanding of the origins and realities of being transgender: She asked if someone was persuading Heath to transition, if she’d gotten the idea from seeing Caitlyn Jenner come out, or if perhaps she was just confused. “I knew th...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - May 8, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news