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The Big Moves This Past Year In The Fight Against the World's Top Infectious Killer
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Source: Science - The Huffington Post - March 24, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

Dying To Go To Heaven: What The Heaven’s Gate Suicides Teach Us About Islamic Martyrdom
It was 20 years ago this week, March 20-26, 1997, that 39 members of the Heaven’s Gate cult “graduated” from this life to ascend to the UFO mothership that they believed would take them to an extraterrestrial paradise. I’ll never forget it. I was on book tour for Why People Believe Weird Things, and neither I nor any of my peers who study belief systems had ever heard of the cult. It was hard to fathom. Now, as I look back 20 years later, I believe the mass suicide has a deeper lesson that goes far beyond the confines of New Age fringe cults, and has relevance to understanding the motivations o...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - March 24, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

Scientists Have Found A Strikingly Effective Way To Help You Get Over Your Phobias
This reporting is brought to you by HuffPost’s health and science platform, The Scope. Like us on Facebook and Twitter and tell us your story: scopestories@huffingtonpost.com. Sarah DiGiulio is The Huffington Post’s sleep reporter. You can contact her at sarah.digiulio@huffingtonpost.com.  -- 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 - March 24, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

These Quick Videos Will Reduce Your Stress In An Instant
It’s been a rough couple of months in terms of stress, to say the least. Luckily, Mother Nature has our backs. A recent study from the University of California, Berkeley and BBC Earth suggests that watching nature videos can reduce stress and anger and increase feelings of awe and joy in the viewer. Researchers surveyed more than 7,500 people in the United States, United Kingdom, Singapore, India, South Africa and Australia before and after they watched clips of wildlife footage from “Planet Earth II,” a popular TV drama and a newscast. Participants were shown five clips total ― two nature ones, one new...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - March 24, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

Scientists Invented A Headband That Could Help Us Better Understand Each Other
This reporting is brought to you by HuffPost’s health and science platform, The Scope. Like us on Facebook and Twitter and tell us your story: scopestories@huffingtonpost.com.   Sarah DiGiulio is The Huffington Post’s sleep reporter. You can contact her at sarah.digiulio@huffingtonpost.com.  -- 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 - March 24, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

Rex Tillerson Is A ‘Swamp Creature,’ Says Top Trump Campaign Adviser
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Source: Science - The Huffington Post - March 24, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

No Chickens Were Harmed In The Making Of This Fried Chicken
The taste testers munched thoughtfully on the chicken tenders. “Delicious,” they said, if only a little spongier than usual. Most agreed they would eat it again. “It tastes like chicken,” one diner marvelled. “I went back for seconds,” said another. The chicken the group had devoured was unlike anything they’d ever eaten. It was chicken, alright, but chicken that had never once breathed, or clucked, or been slaughtered.  The chicken tenders were produced by Memphis Meats, a Silicon Valley-based food tech company that says it’s successfully developed the world’s fir...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - March 24, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

NASA Says Claims Of UFOs Near Space Station Are A Bunch Of Space Garbage
For years, UFO hunters have waged an ongoing battle with NASA, the United States’ space agency. Armed with nothing more than an internet connection, anyone can spend hours on end, searching for unexplained objects that might fly through the view finder of one of several HD video cameras mounted on the International Space Station. There are numerous examples over several years of where ISS watchers claim to have seen, recorded and posted YouTube videos of UFOs, hoping to convince the public that alien ships often visit the ISS. Media outlets like CBS, International Business Times and Australian news site new...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - March 24, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

Historian: Human History 'Will End When Men Become Gods'
Yuval Noah Harari, an Israeli historian and the internationally best-selling author of Sapiens, has a new book out about the future of humanity, called Homo Deus. He recently sat down with The WorldPost at a Berggruen Institute salon in Los Angeles. In the following interview, he discusses the new authority of “dataism” and godlike powers of science to redesign humanity and create an inorganic, new species ― artificial intelligence. WorldPost: In your previous book, Sapiens, you observed that humans are the only species that can organize themselves around abstract ideas or codes ― myth, ...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - March 24, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

One Little Girl Beat The Deadliest Form Of Tuberculosis. She Is Very Lucky.
WASHINGTON ― When Baltimore resident Arjun kisses his 6-year-old daughter’s forehead, it’s not always just a sign of affection. His daughter, Sujata, is onto him. “Is that a temperature kiss?” she asks. Arjun compulsively checks his little girl’s temperature for a reason. Sujata is the survivor of the “first well-described case” of extensively drug-resistant tuberculosis in a young child in the U.S., according to her physicians. Tuberculosis is the world’s biggest killer among infectious diseases, and extensively drug-resistant tuberculosis ― or XDR-TB, which is re...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - March 24, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

He Treated The Very First Ebola Cases 40 Years Ago. Then He Watched The World Forget.
This article is part of HuffPost’s Project Zero campaign, a yearlong series on neglected tropical diseases and efforts to fight them. KINSHASA, Congo ― In early 2014, few people worried that the Ebola virus, which is up to 90 percent fatal, would pose a global threat. So the World Health Organization sent shockwaves around the world when it announced that Ebola was spreading out of control in West Africa. Before the epidemic was over two years later, it had killed thousands of people. They died in terrifying and painful ways, often passing the disease on to family members before and even after death....
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - March 24, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

International Cloud Atlas Recognizes 11 New Kinds Of Clouds
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Source: Science - The Huffington Post - March 24, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

Wild Parrots Raid India Poppy Fields To Get High On Opium
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Source: Science - The Huffington Post - March 24, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

Two-Thirds Of Cancers Caused By Random Genetic Mistakes
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Source: Science - The Huffington Post - March 23, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

A Centuries-Old Aphrodisiac Might Help People With Sleep Apnea
This study is the first time that researchers are aware of that the chemical has been used to help to treat sleep apnea, Poon said. The recent experiments were done in rats ― so a drug available for people is still a long way off. (The chemical still needs to be formulated into a drug and then be tested on humans.) But the scientists are excited because if the chemical does have the same effect in people, it may be pivotal in designing the first drug to target the root cause of obstructive sleep apnea. ‘Waking Up’ The Tongue Muscles In people with sleep apnea specific motor neurons (the nerve cells that cont...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - March 23, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

These 3 Superbugs Pose The Greatest Risk To Human Health
The World Health Organization is issuing a warning about a group of deadly bacteria: Recently, the WHO released its first-ever list of “priority pathogens,” a list of antibiotic-resistant bacteria that the organization says pose the greatest threat to human health. The list is divided into three categories: critical-, high- and medium-priority. Three pathogens made it into the critical-priority group. These bacteria are resistant to multiple antibiotics and pose a high risk to people in hospitals and nursing homes, the WHO says. Multidrug-resistant bacteria, sometimes called “superbugs,” are a ...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - March 23, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

Climate Emails From Former Exxon CEO Rex Tillerson's Alias Account Have Disappeared
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Source: Science - The Huffington Post - March 23, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

Neil deGrasse Tyson Crunches The Numbers On Donald Trump's Plan To Defund The Arts
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 — Neil deGrasse Tyson is a numbers and data kind of guy. And the data he presented Wednesday sp...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - March 22, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

This College Class On 'Historical Frauds' Is Fighting Pseudoscience Head-On
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Source: Science - The Huffington Post - March 22, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

Scientists Lobbying To Restore Pluto As A Planet
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Source: Science - The Huffington Post - March 22, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

Let This Spectacular Video Take You On A Virtual Flight Over Mars
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Source: Science - The Huffington Post - March 22, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

Let Science Teach You The Absolute Best Way To Cook Pasta
Chemists used their noodle so you can prepare your noodle perfectly. In a video posted Tuesday, the American Chemical Society’s Reactions channel boiled down the key points of how to cook pasta just right. You’ve probably picked up pointers in the kitchen already, but this time put your trust in science to get the job done. The clip points out that achieving luscious al dente pasta comes down to “manipulating the protein and starch interactions” just so. To that end, the video recommends that you give the pasta space while in a rolling boil and add salt, not oil. But that’s not all. For more p...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - March 22, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

Family Doctor Raps Safe Sex Message For Seniors Over Vanilla Ice
A family doctor from North Carolina is using rap music to push a safe sex message for seniors. Dr. Shannon Dowler, from Asheville, warns about the spread of sexually transmitted infections among older people in her reworking of Vanilla Ice’s 1990 hit “Ice, Ice, Baby.” Under her hip hop alter ego of RapDktaD, she spits out catchy lines like, “If you have a problem, lube might solve it, see your family doc if it doesn’t resolve it.”  With the number of STIs among senior citizens spiking over the past decade, Dowler said she hoped the video would help spread awareness. “It&r...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - March 22, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

Congress Votes To Kill Protections For Wolves, Bears On Alaska Refuges
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Source: Science - The Huffington Post - March 22, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

Unbeelieveable: Stung By Lawsuit, Trump Administration Lists Bumble Bee As Endangered
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Source: Science - The Huffington Post - March 22, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

This 14-Year-Old Latina Is Leading Her Team To The World Robotics Championship
Valerie Castillo and her middle school robotics team from Lancaster, Calif. built a championship winning robot in a week.  The 14-year-old is the team captain leading competitors from Fulton and Alsbury Academy of Arts And Engineering, which opened in August 2016, to a robotics world championship. The team won the California state championship on March 4. “We only had a week to build a robot compared to other schools, who had 3 months in advance to build a robot,” Castillo explained to Fusion. “So when we [became] State Tournament Champion, we were amazed. We were blown away about what...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - March 21, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

Donald Trump Signs Bill Authorizing NASA Budget, Mars Exploration
President Donald Trump signed a bill into law on Tuesday that authorizes $19.5 billion in NASA funding for the 2018 budget year and adds human exploration of Mars as an agency objective, The Associated Press reports. Trump signed the NASA Transition Authorization Act as astronauts and the bill’s sponsors, including Sens. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) and Marco Rubio (R-Fla.), looked on. The new law allows NASA to redouble its deep space exploration efforts and develop a manned mission to Mars.  The Trump administration released a preliminary budget last week that proposed a $19.1 billion budget for the space agen...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - March 21, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

World's First Fluorescent Frog Discovered
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Source: Science - The Huffington Post - March 21, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

Sea Turtle Named 'Bank' Dies After Surgery To Remove 915 Coins
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Source: Science - The Huffington Post - March 21, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

Donald Trump's Anti-Science Agenda Leaves Stephen Hawking Feeling Unwelcome In U.S.
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 — Famed British physicist Stephen Hawking says President Donald Trump’s attacks on the scientific c...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - March 20, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

How Your Ancestors' Environment Determines The Shape Of Your Nose
Whether your nose is long and narrow or short and wide, you may have your ancestors’ climate to thank.  New anthropological research finds that nose shape is formed through a process of natural selection responding to the temperature and humidity of the local environment.  For the study, published online last week in the journal PLOS Genetics, researchers from Ireland, Belgium and the U.S. used 3D facial imaging to collect nose measurements on nearly 500 participants of South Asian, East Asian, West African and Northern European descent.  The researchers analyzed specific measures including nose height...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - March 20, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

Lipstick Under A Microscope Is Insanely Gorgeous, One Science Teacher Discovers
For Allure, by Macaela Mackenzie. It’s not often the the science behind beauty products is revealed. Enter The Scientific Mom, who put her lipstick under a microscope to take an in-depth look at what was really going on. We talk all day long about the beauty benefits of innovations in the lab—from reformulated shampoos for your scalp, to Technicolor blonde techniques, to new school face-lifts, and facial oils that spent five years in the lab before hitting shelves—but rarely do we get to see it in action. Amy Oyler, a science teacher in Arizona and the blogger behind The Scientific Mom, put some of her favorite lips...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - March 20, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

Don’t Blame The Batteries For Every Lithium-Ion Explosion
By Tim Moynihan for WIRED. Lithium-ion batteries have been making headlines for all the wrong reasons. The latest marquee moment involved a pair of exploding headphones on a plane. That incendiary incident came hot on the heels of Samsung’s Galaxy Note 7 (double) recall and major issues with “hoverboard” batteries. You can’t chalk it all up to incompetence, either. Even rocket scientists have trouble keeping lithium-ion batteries in check. By nature, lithium-ion batteries are dangerous. Inside, the main line of defense against short circuiting is a thin and porous slip of polypropylene that keeps the electrodes f...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - March 20, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

Stephen Hawking Teaches Piers Morgan A Valuable Lesson In Gender Equality
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Source: Science - The Huffington Post - March 20, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

A Giant Chicken Is Making Everyone On Twitter Freak Out
If birds are the living relatives of dinosaurs, then this chicken’s practically a T. Rex. A clip of a giant clucker strutting its stuff became a social media sensation over the weekend because it looked like Foghorn Leghorn had come to life.  Most of the commenters on social media and on reddit were torn between refusing to believe it was real, and noting that it was likely an especially large breed called a Brahma chicken, or in this case a Brahma rooster. According to the Livestock Conservancy, such creatures generally weigh around 12 pounds, but have been known to reach 18 pounds. It’s not cle...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - March 20, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

Neil deGrasse Tyson: Trump's Budget Will Make America Weak, Sick & Stupid
“Make America Smart Again” has been Neil deGrasse Tyson’s rallying cry since Donald Trump won the presidential election last year. Now the astrophysicist, author, host of the “StarTalk” podcast and TV show and director of the Hayden Planetarium at the American Museum of Natural History is warning America that it will need more than an intelligence boost if Trump’s proposed budget is passed.  While Tyson didn’t mention the president by name on Sunday, there was no doubt he was referring to Trump’s proposed cuts to science, the arts, health, e...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - March 20, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

San Diego Debuts Mouth Swabs To Detect Drivers High On Pot
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 major concern of police about state laws legalizing marijuana has been how to detect when motorists may be driving under...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - March 19, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

Harvard Scientists Say Aliens May Be Using Giant Radio Beams To Travel The Cosmos
Two Harvard University scientists are suggesting that mysterious fast radio bursts, detected in faraway galaxies, may be evidence of aliens traveling through the cosmos. FRBs are extremely bright flashes of radio waves that last for only a thousandth of a second and are detected by earthbound telescopes. Since the first one was observed 10 years ago, 17 have actually been reported, although scientists think there are thousands of them a day. At first, Abraham “Avi” Loeb said, he took a conservative approach to explaining them. “It looked like the simplest explanation would be flares from stars in the Milk...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - March 18, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

U.N. Expert: Biodiversity Is Essential To Human Rights
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Source: Science - The Huffington Post - March 17, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

Texas Is Considering A Bill That Could Let Science Instructors Teach Creationism
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Source: Science - The Huffington Post - March 17, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

Engineer Creates Sex Robot That Needs To Be Romanced First
The objective, the final objective of the sexual mode is to give her an orgasm,” said Santos. Watch her heated response in yet another awkward screenshot: Santos is now selling Samantha at Syntheaamatus.com for around $5,374. The video below shows the doll expressing both affection and fear of rejection before getting aroused enough to ask for an Ed Sheeran song on Pandora. Santos’ sex doll may be an advancement over other robots, but he admits some family members wish he’d focus his priorities on other pursuits. “My aunt asked me if you can create a doll to cook,” he told the Catalan la...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - March 17, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

Interior Chief Ryan Zinke Vowed To Fight Budget Cuts. He's Changed His Tone.
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 — On March 3, just one day after arriving at his new post on horseback and wearing a cowboy hat, Interior...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - March 17, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

Weather Channel Names Next Storm After Stephen Colbert For Pettiest Reason
It’s raining shade. On March 13, Stephen Colbert poked fun at The Weather Channel on “The Late Show” for the name they gave the winter storm that hit the northeastern United States on Tuesday: Stella. “The Weather Channel has no authority to name anything,” Colbert said Monday night, before the storm hit. “They are not part of the government. In fact, I have as much authority to name things as they do.” The host suggested the storm be renamed “Winter Storm Crazy Balls,” considering that Stella was predicted to drop 18 inches of snow, even though the temperatur...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - March 16, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

BBC Crew Filming Mount Etna Among Several Injured When Volcano Blows
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); As many as 10 people were injured Thursday when several unexpected blasts at Italy’s Mount Etna volcano sent scaldin...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - March 16, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

Oprah Is Back To Acting In New Trailer For 'The Immortal Life Of Henrietta Lacks'
News of an Oprah Winfrey-led cast for the movie “The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks” has been circulating for some time now, and there’s finally a trailer and a release date.  HBO on Wednesday uploaded a trailer for the movie, inspired by the true story of Henrietta Lacks, a cancer patient whose cells were used by doctors ― without her consent ― for research that would lead to life-saving advancements in the medical field like the polio vaccine and gene mapping. The movie, directed by George C. Wolfe, follows the Lacks family as they seek acknowledgement and remediation for the unauthorized use...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - March 16, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

FYI, Apples Are Often Frozen In Time For 10 Months Before You Eat Them
When you pick out an apple at the grocery store, you may not think much about where it came from. But the truth is that some apples take a fascinatingly long journey to get to you. If you’re eating an American-grown apple at this time of year, chances are it’s been in storage for about five months now. Eat one in July, and it could’ve been stored for nearly a year.  Apples can last for months in specialized storage. If you think they’re picked and delivered straight to you year-round, then you’re mistaken. “Apples are harvested once a year in the U.S.,” says Alisha A...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - March 16, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

The EPA Is 'Brainwashing Our Kids' Says Climate Change Denier Sen. Jim Inhofe
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Source: Science - The Huffington Post - March 16, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

Once-Classified Nuclear Bomb Tests Posted To YouTube For Chilling Reason
Secret no longer. The Lawrence Livermore National Lab has begun posting films of its U.S. nuclear weapons tests to YouTube, KGO reported Wednesday. The lab is reanalyzing the footage to improve the data “for future physicists,” nuclear weapons physicist Greg Spriggs said in an interview published by Livermore on Wednesday.  But making the decades-old clips available to the public serves a different purpose. They can remind us “of the immense energy that is produced with a nuclear detonation and hopefully that nobody will ever want to use these things or attack the United States,” Spriggs told K...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - March 16, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

Patrick Stewart Reveals He Uses Marijuana Daily To Help With Arthritis Symptoms
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); Sir Patrick Stewart has opened up about his struggle with arthritis and how he turns to marijuana on a daily basis to comb...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - March 16, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

Joe Biden: 'There's Something Really Wrong' When We're Celebrating Bipartisanship
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 — Former Vice President Joe Biden has received three separate awards for his bipartisanship and civility ...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - March 16, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news