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100 Ways In 100 Days: Here's How Trump Has Threatened Human Rights Around The World
Activists at Amnesty International have catalogued 100 ways Donald Trump’s administration has threatened human rights at home and abroad during the first 100 days of his presidency. Assembling the list, according to the group’s U.S. head, “didn’t take long.” Amnesty USA executive director Margaret Huang said the new list of Trump threats highlights a “level of abuse and fear” that’s unprecedented in the grassroots organization’s 55-year history. I stands in stark contrast to a White House tally of claimed accomplishments since Trump’s inau...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - April 29, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

Gray Whale Battles For Calf's Life With Orcas On Video
A pod of killer whales cruising California’s Monterey Bay have become such effective hunters that they’ve killed four gray whale calves in just seven days in what a local biologist believes is unprecedented. In the latest sad attack the nine orcas separated a gray whale calf from its mother and drowned it on Wednesday in front of transfixed spectators on a tour boat operated by Monterey Bay Whale Watch. The operation’s marine biologist, Nancy Black, told the San Francisco Chronicle that she wasn’t aware of a similar death tally for an orca pod in her entire 30-year career. The death of the late...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - April 29, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

Cassini Preps For Death Plunge Into Saturn And Sends Farewell Image Of Tiny Earth
As NASA’s amazing Cassini spacecraft takes on technological death-defying feats months before it goes into a final plunge into Saturn’s atmosphere, it continues to transmit images back to Earth of things never seen before so close to a giant planet. This week, Cassini flew through the relatively short 1,500-mile gap that separates Saturn’s enormously intricate ring system from the top of the planet’s atmosphere, transmitting precious data back to Earthbound scientists. Cassini also this month beamed home ― through Saturn’s icy rings ― a unique image of Earth, 870 million miles away, a...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - April 29, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

Men Struggle During Infertility And Pregnancy Loss Too
In the three years that Thomas Smialek and his wife Sara have been trying to have a baby, they’ve endured two miscarriages and multiple failed infertility treatments. But this latest round of in-vitro fertilization, or IVF, has been especially challenging. Not only are they shelling out thousands of dollars in insurance co-pays and taking time off work to drive three hours round trip from their home in Marion, Illinois to their fertility clinic appointments in St. Louis, but Smialek, 33, can’t shake the feeling of being left out. While his wife and their doctor seem to talk over him during their conversations a...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - April 28, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

I Tracked My Sleep For A Month And All It Did Was Stress Me Out
My first sleep log was five hours and four minutes. I was disappointed but also fascinated. My new Fitbit recorded how long I was asleep and how many times I was restless (19) ― just by wearing it to bed. But there was no ignoring my poor sleep habits. My bedtime read: 3:30 a.m. I was determined to do better. Most basic health advice, whether your goal is getting better skin, losing weight or feeling more productive at work, includes some variation on sleeping more. But despite clear guidelines ― adults should get seven to nine hours ― a lot of people miss the mark. According t...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - April 28, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

Thousands Are Flocking To Washington This Weekend To Demand Climate Action
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Source: Science - The Huffington Post - April 28, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

Some Female Dragonflies Fake Death To Avoid Males
A researcher has observed female dragonflies doing something that many human women have probably considered when confronted with unwanted male attention: faking death. The University of Zurich’s Rassim Khelifa, who has studied dragonflies for the past decade, told New Scientist that he was collecting moorland hawker dragonfly larva in the Swiss Alps when he first saw the phenomenon. A male was pursuing a female, at which point she dove to the ground and lay motionless on her back until the male left. He’d never seen this behavior before, he told New Scientist. But it turns out it wasn’t an isolated incide...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - April 28, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

‘Napercise’ Is The New Workout Of Your Dreams
This could be the workout for 2017. David Lloyd Clubs revealed it’s trialling “Napercise” — where participants do nothing but sleep on single beds for 45 minutes inside an exercise studio in England this weekend. The fitness chain is targeting “exhausted parents” for the hour-long classes in Sidcup, southeast London. It aims to “reinvigorate the mind, improve moods, and even burn the odd calorie,” according to the company’s website. It begins and ends with a series of stretching exercises. If the trial proves successful, the company sa...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - April 28, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

NOAA Probes Mystery Deaths Of 41 Humpback Whales Along U.S. Coast
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Source: Science - The Huffington Post - April 28, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

The 'Nerd For Science' Challenging The Biggest Climate Denier In Congress
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Source: Science - The Huffington Post - April 28, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

California Sea Level Could Rise 10 Feet By End Of This Century
function onPlayerReadyVidible(e){'undefined'!=typeof HPTrack&&HPTrack.Vid.Vidible_track(e)}!function(e,i){if(e.vdb_Player){if('object'==typeof commercial_video){var a='',o='m.fwsitesection='+commercial_video.site_and_category;if(a+=o,commercial_video['package']){var c='&m.fwkeyvalues=sponsorship%3D'+commercial_video['package'];a+=c}e.setAttribute('vdb_params',a)}i(e.vdb_Player)}else{var t=arguments.callee;setTimeout(function(){t(e,i)},0)}}(document.getElementById('vidible_1'),onPlayerReadyVidible); A California government council is warning that climate change could cause ocean waters off the coast to rise far higher t...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - April 28, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

Trump Signs Offshore Drilling Order A Day Ahead Of Climate March
function onPlayerReadyVidible(e){'undefined'!=typeof HPTrack&&HPTrack.Vid.Vidible_track(e)}!function(e,i){if(e.vdb_Player){if('object'==typeof commercial_video){var a='',o='m.fwsitesection='+commercial_video.site_and_category;if(a+=o,commercial_video['package']){var c='&m.fwkeyvalues=sponsorship%3D'+commercial_video['package'];a+=c}e.setAttribute('vdb_params',a)}i(e.vdb_Player)}else{var t=arguments.callee;setTimeout(function(){t(e,i)},0)}}(document.getElementById('vidible_1'),onPlayerReadyVidible); WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump signed an executive order Friday aimed at opening up now-protected areas of the ...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - April 28, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

Trump To Sign Offshore Drilling Order A Day Ahead Of Climate March
function onPlayerReadyVidible(e){'undefined'!=typeof HPTrack&&HPTrack.Vid.Vidible_track(e)}!function(e,i){if(e.vdb_Player){if('object'==typeof commercial_video){var a='',o='m.fwsitesection='+commercial_video.site_and_category;if(a+=o,commercial_video['package']){var c='&m.fwkeyvalues=sponsorship%3D'+commercial_video['package'];a+=c}e.setAttribute('vdb_params',a)}i(e.vdb_Player)}else{var t=arguments.callee;setTimeout(function(){t(e,i)},0)}}(document.getElementById('vidible_1'),onPlayerReadyVidible); WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump will sign an executive order Friday — one day before a massive demonstrati...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - April 28, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

Youth Suing Trump Bring Climate Fight To Washington
function onPlayerReadyVidible(e){'undefined'!=typeof HPTrack&&HPTrack.Vid.Vidible_track(e)}!function(e,i){if(e.vdb_Player){if('object'==typeof commercial_video){var a='',o='m.fwsitesection='+commercial_video.site_and_category;if(a+=o,commercial_video['package']){var c='&m.fwkeyvalues=sponsorship%3D'+commercial_video['package'];a+=c}e.setAttribute('vdb_params',a)}i(e.vdb_Player)}else{var t=arguments.callee;setTimeout(function(){t(e,i)},0)}}(document.getElementById('vidible_1'),onPlayerReadyVidible); WASHINGTON — Back home in Hawaii, Journey Zephier is a vocal opponent of the genetically modified crop industry and ...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - April 27, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

New Sci-Fi Novel Is Set In A World Where Hillary Clinton Actually Won
In the aftermath of last year’s presidential election ― which turned out differently than most media outlets predicted ― the questions on a lot of minds seemed to be “How?” and “Why?” Today, William Gibson ― the American-Canadian science fiction novelist behind the 1984 cyberpunk classic Neuromancer, in which he coined the term “cyberspace”  ― is exploring another question in his forthcoming novel: What if? What if instead of electing President Donald Trump, whose first 100 days in office have in many ways chipped away at the constitutional value of free ex...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - April 27, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

Bill Nye Uses Ice Cream To Show How Ridiculous Gay Conversion Therapy Is
Bill Nye the Science Guy has no time for so-called gay conversion therapy.  On an episode of his Netflix series, “Bill Nye Saves the World,” the 61-year-old science educator blasted the conservative Christian belief that LGBTQ people can be “cured” of their sexuality by using ice cream flavors as an analogy. The hilarious clip, which can be viewed above, depicts an “ice cream conversation therapy” meeting in which a vanilla cone attempts to “convert” strawberry, chocolate and other flavors into being vanilla, too.  “As vanilla, I feel that I am the most n...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - April 27, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

NASA Just MacGyvered A Spacecraft To Fly Between Saturn And Its Rings
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Source: Science - The Huffington Post - April 27, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

There's Something (Shell) Fishy About This Seafood-Inspired Beer
function onPlayerReadyVidible(e){'undefined'!=typeof HPTrack&&HPTrack.Vid.Vidible_track(e)}!function(e,i){if(e.vdb_Player){if('object'==typeof commercial_video){var a='',o='m.fwsitesection='+commercial_video.site_and_category;if(a+=o,commercial_video['package']){var c='&m.fwkeyvalues=sponsorship%3D'+commercial_video['package'];a+=c}e.setAttribute('vdb_params',a)}i(e.vdb_Player)}else{var t=arguments.callee;setTimeout(function(){t(e,i)},0)}}(document.getElementById('vidible_1'),onPlayerReadyVidible); A brewery in southwest England has given one of its beers a real shellfish twist. The Wild Beer Co used 30 live lobsters ...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - April 27, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

The Oceans Are Drowning In Plastic -- And No One's Paying Attention
Imagine an area 34 times the size of Manhattan. Now imagine it covered ankle-deep in plastic waste — piles of soda bottles and plastic bags, takeout containers by the mile, drinking straws as far as the eye can see. That’s a total of about 19 billion pounds of garbage. And according to one of the best estimates available, that’s how much plastic waste ends up in our oceans every year. “We’re being overwhelmed by our waste,” said Jenna Jambeck, an environmental engineer who led the 2015 study that determined this staggering number. According to Jambeck’s research, this figure is on...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - April 27, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

How The Oceans Became Choked With Plastic
Imagine an area 34 times the size of Manhattan. Now imagine it covered ankle-deep in plastic waste — piles of soda bottles and plastic bags, takeout containers by the mile, drinking straws as far as the eye can see. That’s a total of about 19 billion pounds of garbage. And according to one of the best estimates available, that’s how much plastic waste ends up in our oceans every year. “We’re being overwhelmed by our waste,” said Jenna Jambeck, an environmental engineer who led the 2015 study that determined this staggering number. According to Jambeck’s research, this figure is on...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - April 27, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

Exxon Mobil Fined $21 Million For Violating Clean Air Act 16,386 Times
A Texas judged ordered Exxon Mobil to pay $19.9 million in fines on Wednesday after finding one of the company’s refining and chemical plants illegally spewed millions of pounds of pollutants into the air. Conservation groups Environment Texas and the Sierra Club sued Exxon in 2010, saying the energy giant failed to implement technology that would curb emissions at its Baytown, Texas complex between 2005 and 2013. The groups said Exxon gained more than $14 million in economic benefits during the delay and flouted provisions of the Clean Air Act. U.S. District Judge David Hittner agreed, finding Exxon illegally releas...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - April 27, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

Trump Wants To Open America’s Monuments To ‘Tremendously Positive Things’
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Source: Science - The Huffington Post - April 27, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

9 Ways Your Bedroom Decor Could Be Sabotaging Your Sleep
You probably know that you shouldn’t drink caffeinated beverages close to bedtime, or use your electronic devices when you’re trying to drift off to sleep. But even if you diligently follow those rules, there are a host of ways your bedroom ― yes, the way you set up your room decor ― could be keeping you up at night. If you’re ready to make some design and lifestyle changes, read on for some common problems and advice on how to combat them, from the doctors and interior designers who know best. Your brain, which needs good, solid nightly sleep to keep itself functional, will surely thank you. 1. You c...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - April 26, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

Study Shows Gut-Calming Effects Of Chili Peppers And Marijuana
A common link between chili peppers and marijuana could have implications for how we treat diabetes and colitis, as well as other conditions in the digestive tract, according to a new study from the University of Connecticut.  The study was published in the April 24 issue of the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.   Researchers say chemicals found in the peppers and marijuana interact with the same receptor in our stomachs. Scientists first focused on the chemical capsaicin, which is responsible for the hot sensation of eating a chili pepper. They fed capsaicin to mice, and “f...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - April 26, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

Astronaut Demonstrates How He Makes A PB&J Sandwich In Space
function onPlayerReadyVidible(e){'undefined'!=typeof HPTrack&&HPTrack.Vid.Vidible_track(e)}!function(e,i){if(e.vdb_Player){if('object'==typeof commercial_video){var a='',o='m.fwsitesection='+commercial_video.site_and_category;if(a+=o,commercial_video['package']){var c='&m.fwkeyvalues=sponsorship%3D'+commercial_video['package'];a+=c}e.setAttribute('vdb_params',a)}i(e.vdb_Player)}else{var t=arguments.callee;setTimeout(function(){t(e,i)},0)}}(document.getElementById('vidible_1'),onPlayerReadyVidible); It’s always nice to have a taste of home ― even when you’re 220 miles above Earth. So it’s natural tha...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - April 26, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

What I've Learned From Bill Nye
Recently, I’ve written about how fake news and deceptive publishing practices are making it difficult for consumers to distinguish fact from fiction when it comes to science. This issue is always top of mind for me, because whenever I speak at conferences or talk to reporters, I am inevitably asked at least one question about false claims, “internet myths,” and even retracted “scientific” studies regarding GMOs. Even if a claim has been debunked for years, it tends to periodically resurface on social media because it is presented to look like real news. Most people don’t know the difference between organization...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - April 26, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

Robots Take Over 'Tonight Show' Before They Conquer The World
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Source: Science - The Huffington Post - April 26, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

In A Bold New Book, Earth Is Left Uninhabitable By War
Lidia Yuknavitch’s latest novel, The Book of Joan, pays homage to a figure who’s inspired the author since her Catholic upbringing: a woman and a martyr, Joan of Arc. In an interview with The Rumpus, Yuknavitch explained how the historic idol allowed her to turn her suffering into “something more like girl power,” and her novel makes that personal connection clear. Honoring the story of 1400s Joan, Yuknavitch’s book follows another Joan on a near-future expedition. As a girl, she learns that she’s intimately connected with Earth, down to her anatomy, which includes a blue light that emi...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - April 26, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

Kenya's Last Northern White Rhino Joins Tinder
function onPlayerReadyVidible(e){'undefined'!=typeof HPTrack&&HPTrack.Vid.Vidible_track(e)}!function(e,i){if(e.vdb_Player){if('object'==typeof commercial_video){var a='',o='m.fwsitesection='+commercial_video.site_and_category;if(a+=o,commercial_video['package']){var c='&m.fwkeyvalues=sponsorship%3D'+commercial_video['package'];a+=c}e.setAttribute('vdb_params',a)}i(e.vdb_Player)}else{var t=arguments.callee;setTimeout(function(){t(e,i)},0)}}(document.getElementById('vidible_1'),onPlayerReadyVidible); Like many guys using the Tinder dating app, Sudan loves the outdoors and travels widely. The catch: he’s the world&r...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - April 25, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

Could This Plastic-Eating Caterpillar Be The Answer To Our Waste?
function onPlayerReadyVidible(e){'undefined'!=typeof HPTrack&&HPTrack.Vid.Vidible_track(e)}!function(e,i){if(e.vdb_Player){if('object'==typeof commercial_video){var a='',o='m.fwsitesection='+commercial_video.site_and_category;if(a+=o,commercial_video['package']){var c='&m.fwkeyvalues=sponsorship%3D'+commercial_video['package'];a+=c}e.setAttribute('vdb_params',a)}i(e.vdb_Player)}else{var t=arguments.callee;setTimeout(function(){t(e,i)},0)}}(document.getElementById('vidible_1'),onPlayerReadyVidible); A type of parasitic larvae often bred as fishing bait may hold a key to reducing the world’s plastic waste, research...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - April 25, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

The Digital Revolution Is Bigger Than Trump's Wall
We are undergoing the Digital Revolution. It is probably the single greatest transformative event since the Industrial Revolution. It is overturning everything, wiping out thousands of jobs a day. It is going to change the world in very basic ways, many of which we cannot even begin to imagine. This is happening now. Yet during the Presidential debates of 2016, not one word was uttered with respect to the impact of the Internet, the rise of the digital economy, the looming specter of AI, and so much more. Why is that? Is it because our politicians are too old? Too out of touch with what is happening daily in Silicon Valley...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - April 25, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

Arctic Ice Melt Could Cost The World Trillions Of Dollars By 2100
WASHINGTON — Climate change, driven by greenhouse gas emissions, is causing the Arctic to warm “faster than any other region on Earth,” according to a new international assessment. The thaw there is expected to have “major consequences for ecosystems and society,” potentially costing tens of trillions of dollars by the end of this century. “The Arctic is showing clear evidence of evolving into a new state before mid-century,” with warmer, wetter and more variable conditions, according to the report from the Arctic Monitoring and Assessment Program. By the late 2030s,...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - April 25, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

Scientists May Have Finally Figured Out Why This Man Is Screaming
function onPlayerReadyVidible(e){'undefined'!=typeof HPTrack&&HPTrack.Vid.Vidible_track(e)}!function(e,i){if(e.vdb_Player){if('object'==typeof commercial_video){var a='',o='m.fwsitesection='+commercial_video.site_and_category;if(a+=o,commercial_video['package']){var c='&m.fwkeyvalues=sponsorship%3D'+commercial_video['package'];a+=c}e.setAttribute('vdb_params',a)}i(e.vdb_Player)}else{var t=arguments.callee;setTimeout(function(){t(e,i)},0)}}(document.getElementById('vidible_1'),onPlayerReadyVidible); Between the late 1800s and early 1900s, artist Edvard Munch created four versions of his magnum opus “The Scream,&rd...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - April 25, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

J.K. Rowling Highlights An Important Thread About The Realities Of Anxiety
Today Matt Haig, British author of the forthcoming novel How to Stop Time, tweeted feelingly about his anxiety, writing, “Anxiety is a tricky thing. However bad it is now it convinces you things will get worse. It’s like a Jaws soundtrack of the soul.” He continued to describe his condition, which he says is improving, making clear the distinction between anxiety and worry. Shortly after, spurred by responses he got on Twitter he added, “Forgot that every time you say anything online about anxiety you get folk denying your reality.” J.K. Rowling shared the thread and added to the conversation,...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - April 25, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

Snow Leopard Triple Sighting A Treat For Viewers, And Even Better For Science
Three snow leopards surprised wildlife researchers in China by snuggling in front of a monitoring camera ― a rare sighting they say will help us better understand and protect the big cats.  And they hope it’ll help scientists estimate just how many of these elusive animals are left in the wild. The big cat conservation group Panthera released a stop-motion video of the felines last week, captured in the highlands of China’s Qinghai province, near a monastery where the agency is working alongside the Snow Leopard Trust and a local nonprofit named Shan Shui. In the minute-long clip, a s...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - April 25, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

He’s The Last Male Northern White Rhino On Earth, And He’s Now On Tinder
In his Tinder profile, Sudan is described as “one of a kind” — and that’s not a baseless boast.  He’s the last male northern white rhino on the planet and, as his profile explains, “the fate of my species literally depends on me.” On Tuesday, Kenya’s Ol Pejeta Conservancy and dating app Tinder announced a joint campaign to raise awareness about Sudan’s plight, and to raise funds to support efforts to save the northern white rhino from extinction. “We partnered with [the conservancy] to give the most eligible bachelor in the world a chance to meet his match,&r...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - April 25, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

4 Ways Researchers Are Pushing The Boundaries Of Making Babies
Infertility treatment is more common than ever, thanks to technology.  More than 70,000 babies were born through in-vitro fertilization in 2014, according to the latest Centers for Disease Control and Prevention data. That’s an increase of nearly 10,000 babies, compared with five years earlier. Men and women are increasingly likely to seek medical help for reasons that include reduced stigma and more employers offering coverage for IVF. But one big reason for the trend is clear: Fertility doctors are getting better at making babies. “Science is moving at a pace that’s very different th...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - April 25, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

CNN And Fox News Agree Which Scientist To Go To
Thousands of scientists and their allies marched around the world in defense of scientific research on Saturday, but the right-wing crackpot media didn’t see fit to interview any of them. Rather, in “covering” Saturday’s vast marches for science, Fox News and CNN both turned to a physicist named William Happer, who has found a niche as well as a hearing from the denier-in-chief in the Oval Office, and has said he would take the job of White House science adviser if it were offered to him. Happer has retired as a physics professor at Princeton, but in the eyes of Fox, firmly riveted to their dogmas, ...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - April 24, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

Now We Know: 'Every Star In The Sky Has At Least 1 Planet'
Time magazine has included three planet-hunters on its annual list of the “100 Most Influential People in the World.”  They are Natalie Batalha of NASA’s Ames Research Center in California; Michael Gillon from the University of Liege in Belgium; and Guillem Anglada-Escude from London’s Queen Mary University. “It is truly exciting to see these planet-hunters among the other movers and shakers of the world,” Paul Hertz, astrophysics division director at NASA, said in a statement.  “These scientists have transformed the world’s understanding of our place in the un...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - April 24, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

19 Of The Cutest and Funniest Kids From The March For Science
People in Washington, DC, and around the world came together for the March for Science on Saturday, April 22. which was also Earth Day. The march brought together scientists, science enthusiasts and those who simply recognize the value of science for the public good. It also attracted kids who are, you know, taking science class.  Below, 19 of the cutest potential future scientists who marched. -- 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)
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - April 24, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

He Was Searching For Intersexual Pigs And Ended Up Finding The World's Rarest Dog
Twenty years after beginning his quest to find what’s been called the world’s rarest canine species, James “Mac” McIntyre was vindicated. There on his camera screen were the images he’d been waiting years for. The New Guinea highland wild dog — an animal once feared extinct — was alive and well, his pictures showed. “I squealed like a girl,” the 62-year-old said earlier this month, speaking from his Florida home. “It was emotionally such a tremendous moment. It was justification for all the work I’ve done.” How McIntyre ended up finding the New Guinea ...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - April 24, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

We've Hit Yet Another Frightening Milestone For Carbon Dioxide
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Source: Science - The Huffington Post - April 24, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

Peggy Whitson Breaks Record For Longest Time In Space By A U.S. Astronaut
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Source: Science - The Huffington Post - April 24, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

Physicist Helen Czerski Sinks Bermuda Triangle Theory
Take that theory and toss it.  Some researchers have suggested that ships lost in the so-called Bermuda Triangle may have been pulled under by methane bubbles from undersea gas explosions. But physicist Helen Czerski, a lecturer in the department of mechanical engineering at University College London and author of the book “Storm In A Tea Cup," said it just doesn’t work that way.  See her explanation above in a video from Tech Insider.  -- 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...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - April 24, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

Hillary Clinton Applauds March For Science
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Source: Science - The Huffington Post - April 23, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

Antarctic Researchers Face Bitter Cold To Support The March For Science
Some demonstrators who came out for the March for Science protests faced rain and sloppy weather. Others faced elements much more severe. A team of German researchers showed their support for the pro-science protests held across the U.S. by enduring below freezing temperatures outside of their research lab in Antarctica on Saturday. The researchers, who are with the Alfred Wegener Institute, are spending the upcoming Antarctic winter at the institute’s Neumayer III research station. They took the photo below as a show of solidarity with protestors around the world and included a sign with a quote by Marie Curie,...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - April 23, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

Bill Nye Slams CNN For Putting Climate Change Skeptic On Earth Day Panel
Bill Nye will gladly talk to the media about climate change, but he has no time for climate change skeptics.  The celebrity scientist slammed CNN’s “New Day” on Saturday for including William Happer ― a physicist who thinks carbon pollution is a myth and once compared carbon dioxide to the suffering of Jewish people during the Holocaust ― in an Earth Day panel on the March for Science protests. When asked about Happer’s skepticism, Nye answered by providing Happer with a few facts about the rising rates of atmospheric CO2, but not befor...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - April 23, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

Ms. Frizzle Made The March For Science Protests Magical
Scientists, professors, researchers and concerned citizens gathered by the thousands on Saturday in honor of Earth Day and in solidarity with the nationwide March for Science protests. One pro-science celebrity, however, stood out from the crowds. Like magic, she made an appearance at several of the 600 marches that took place across the country. She probably traveled there on a big yellow bus.  Have you met Ms. Frizzle? "We use our knowledge of science to preserve and protect our cultural heritage." - Tessa DePersio, an MS in art conservation pic.twitter.com/NuS5YJAgTf— Chris D'Angelo (@c_m_dange...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - April 23, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

At Science March, Flint Whistleblower Warns More Crises To Come If Trump Gets His Way
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Source: Science - The Huffington Post - April 22, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

New Haven Marches For Science
It was not a particularly beautiful day today in New Haven, Connecticut. But everyone who gathered ― some 2,000 strong ― for the March for Science knew in advance that beautiful weather was unlikely. We knew it courtesy of meteorology, a science. An imperfect science, to be sure-but one we all count on just the same. Any time anyone checks a weather forecast, it’s a vote for science. Despite the weather, I might have been dry and comfortable today courtesy of feathers, fur, or wool- had I been a duck, otter, or sheep- respectively. Those are adaptations, all, products of evolutionary biology and na...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - April 22, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news