Science and Technology   Thu 29 Oct 22:36 GMT

He Used to Latch onto Fad Diets. Then He Ran Off 245 Pounds

He Used to Latch onto Fad Diets. Then He Ran Off 245 Pounds

“I’m 42 years old, and I’m quicker, more athletic, and stronger than I’ve ever been.”

Runner's World (UK) - an hour ago

Asteroid samples tucked into capsule for return to Earth

Asteroid samples tucked into capsule for return to Earth

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — A NASA spacecraft more than 200 million miles away has tucked asteroid samples into a capsule for return to Earth, after losing some of its precious loot, scientists...

Associated Press - an hour ago

In 'Opportunity' music video, Foxanne imagines a dying Mars rover's cry for help

In 'Opportunity' music video, Foxanne imagines a dying Mars rover's cry for help

The rover lost contact with NASA in 2018.

space.com - 2 hours ago

Hubble finds 'Greater Pumpkin' galaxy pair

Hubble finds 'Greater Pumpkin' galaxy pair

Sorry Charlie Brown, NASA's Hubble Space Telescope is taking a peek at what might best be described as the "Greater Pumpkin," that looks like a Halloween decoration tucked away in a patch of sky cluttered with stars. What looks like two glowing eyes and a cro…

phys.org - 2 hours ago

Racist physicist sneers at Einstein and Jews in a 1927 anti-Semitic letter up for auction

Racist physicist sneers at Einstein and Jews in a 1927 anti-Semitic letter up for auction

Philipp Lenard, a Nobel Prize-winning scientist, was an early supporter of the Nazi Party.

Live Science - 2 hours ago

Benson Hill closes $150m Series D funding round, readies for 2021 launch of ultra-high protein soybean

Benson Hill closes $150m Series D funding round, readies for 2021 launch of ultra-high protein soybean

Benson Hill has closed a $150m Series D funding round led by Wheatshef Group and GV (formerly Google Ventures) to expand and commercialize its proprietary CropOS platform, the technology responsible for breeding highly-productive and more nutrient-dense crops…

foodnavigator-usa.com - 2 hours ago

Coronavirus variant causes most European COVID-19 cases: scientistsBusiness Insider

Coronavirus variant causes most European COVID-19 cases: scientistsBusiness Insider

The coronavirus variant, known as 20A.EU1, has been identified in 12 European countries as well as in Hong Kong and New Zealand, scientists said.

Business Insider - 2 hours ago

Can Global Warming be Controlled Artificially? Experts Looking for Options to Combat Climate Change

Can Global Warming be Controlled Artificially? Experts Looking for Options to Combat Climate Change

While some believe that geoengineering to control the deteriorating environment is dangerous, scientists are hopeful about its potential

International Business Times, Singapore Edition - 2 hours ago

Rare Micro Blue Moon will rise on Halloween as full Hunter’s Moon

Rare Micro Blue Moon will rise on Halloween as full Hunter’s Moon

This will be the first Halloween full moon in 76 years.

mlive.com - 2 hours ago

Travel tech startup Tourplus secures RM4.1mil in seed funding

Travel tech startup Tourplus secures RM4.1mil in seed funding

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia's travel startup, Tourplus Technology Sdn Bhd, which operates an online marketplace for travelers providing personalised itineraries linking them to local guides, has secured a US$1 million (RM4.1 million) in seed round.

The Star Online - 2 hours ago

Scientists are considering literally modifying the Earth’s atmosphere to save us from climate change

Scientists are considering literally modifying the Earth’s atmosphere to save us from climate change

The climate is changing and the planet is warming thanks to human activity. But if humans can change the climate, why can't we just change it for the better? A radical and controversial plan that would artificially modify the Earth's atmosphere to…

Mic - 2 hours ago

NASA: Asteroid Could Still Hit Earth in 2068

NASA: Asteroid Could Still Hit Earth in 2068

This skyscraper-sized asteroid might still hit Earth in 2068, according to a new analysis from the University of Hawaii and NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory.

ExtremeTech - 2 hours ago

NASA optimistic SpaceX Falcon 9 engine issue resolved, clearing way for crew launch

NASA optimistic SpaceX Falcon 9 engine issue resolved, clearing way for crew launch

SpaceX is replacing two suspect engines in the Falcon 9 rocket that will boost four astronauts to the space station.

CBS News - 2 hours ago

These spiders lack ears. But they can hear you, study says

These spiders lack ears. But they can hear you, study says

Spooky season is here, so let's talk about spiders. Ogre-faced spiders, known for their night vision abilities, are also able to hear sounds in a wide range of frequencies, according to a new study.

CNN - 2 hours ago

NASA finds rare metal asteroid worth more than global economy

NASA finds rare metal asteroid worth more than global economy

The heavy-metal object, called “16 Psyche”, is worth $10,000 quadrillion. That's 70,000 times the world's economy.

mining.com - 2 hours ago

Scientists discover new section of Great Barrier Reef that's taller than the Empire State Building

Scientists discover new section of Great Barrier Reef that's taller than the Empire State Building

Scientists have discovered the first new reef off the Great Barrier Reef in 120 years – and it's taller than the Empire State Building.

Happy Mag - 2 hours ago

Face Mask With Anti-viral Layer to Deactivate COVID-19 Virus

Face Mask With Anti-viral Layer to Deactivate COVID-19 Virus

Anti-viral layer attacks respiratory droplets to make mask wearer less infectious. In the pandemic, people wear face masks to respect and protect others — not merely to protect themselves, says a team of Northwestern University researchers. With this in mind,…

SciTechDaily - 2 hours ago

Scientific Comparison of COVID-19 Face Mask Materials: T-shirts, Socks, Jeans, Vacuum Bags, N95

Scientific Comparison of COVID-19 Face Mask Materials: T-shirts, Socks, Jeans, Vacuum Bags, N95

A team of researchers have tested everything from t-shirts and socks to jeans and vacuum bags to determine what type of mask material is most effective at trapping the ultrafine particles which may contain viruses such as SARS-CoV-2, the virus which causes CO…

SciTechDaily - 2 hours ago

Tiny rogue planet is the smallest free-floating exoplanet candidate yet

Tiny rogue planet is the smallest free-floating exoplanet candidate yet

The newfound exoplanet candidate likely has a mass between that of Mars and Earth.

space.com - 2 hours ago

Crispr Gene Editing Can Lead to Big Mistakes in Human Embryos

Crispr Gene Editing Can Lead to Big Mistakes in Human Embryos

Columbia University study of Crispr technology found it made unwanted chromosomal changes in human embryos

The Wall Street Journal - 2 hours ago

Even vampire bats know to socially distance themselves when they get sick, study says

Even vampire bats know to socially distance themselves when they get sick, study says

While the term "social distancing" is a new concept for most of us, researchers are finding that it's actually standard practice for some animals when they are sick.

CNN - 2 hours ago

How Suckerfish Surf Across Blue Whales Without Falling Off

How Suckerfish Surf Across Blue Whales Without Falling Off

Remoras — known for hitching rides on whales and sharks — swim surprisingly freely over the surfaces formed by their hosts.

New York Times - 2 hours ago

Fossils recovered from Antarctica may belong to the largest flying bird ever, study finds

Fossils recovered from Antarctica may belong to the largest flying bird ever, study finds

Called pelagornithids, the now-extinct group of birds had a wingspan of up to 21 feet — almost double today's largest.

USA Today - 2 hours ago

Arctic sea ice 2020: 3 charts showing the alarming decline this year

Arctic sea ice 2020: 3 charts showing the alarming decline this year

Global warming is melting Arctic sea ice, which in turn may accelerate global warming.

Vox - 2 hours ago

Lightning 'Sprites' Have Been Detected on Jupiter For The First Time, NASA Says

Lightning 'Sprites' Have Been Detected on Jupiter For The First Time, NASA Says

Jupiter's lightning seems to produce brilliant flashes of light high above its water clouds — alien versions of Earth's red sprites and elves.

Business Insider - 3 hours ago

NASA's Perseverance rover is halfway to Mars

NASA's Perseverance rover is halfway to Mars

After launching on July 30 to head to the Red Planet, NASA’s Perseverance rover is halfway to Mars, the space agency announced. Late Tuesday, Julie Kangas, a navigator working on the Persever…

New York Post - 3 hours ago

The universe teems with weird black holes, gravitational-wave hunters find

The universe teems with weird black holes, gravitational-wave hunters find

First significant tallies find black holes more common and stranger than expected

Science Magazine - 14 hours ago

International study uncovers secret surfing life of remoras hitchhiking on blue whales

International study uncovers secret surfing life of remoras hitchhiking on blue whales

Sticking to the bodies of sharks and other larger marine life is a well-known specialty of remora fishes (Echeneidae) and their super-powered suction disks on their heads. But a new study has now fully documented the "suckerfish" in hitchhiking action below t…

phys.org - 14 hours ago

Stock Winners and Losers in India From U.S. Vote: Election Guide

Stock Winners and Losers in India From U.S. Vote: Election Guide

India’s information technology and pharma stocks are among those that investors will be watching closely.

BloombergQuint - 15 hours ago

Leaving more big fish in the sea reduces CO2 emissions

Leaving more big fish in the sea reduces CO2 emissions

An international team of scientists has found leaving more big fish in the sea reduces the amount of carbon dioxide (CO2) released into the Earth's atmosphere.

phys.org - 17 hours ago

NASA's terrifying Halloween posters are an absolute scream

NASA's terrifying Halloween posters are an absolute scream

Almost as scary as 2020 itself.

Creative Bloq - 17 hours ago

US Pitches Cheaper Solar Technology to India Amid High Dependence on China

US Pitches Cheaper Solar Technology to India Amid High Dependence on China

India has an ambitious plan to increase its renewable energy capacity to 175 gigawatts (GW) by 2022, nearly three-fifths of which will be solar power.

News18 - 17 hours ago

Lunar base: How NASA's moon water discovery could support human habitats

Lunar base: How NASA's moon water discovery could support human habitats

Space agencies and private companies like SpaceX want to set up bases on the Moon. NASA's discovery of abundant water on the Moon could help them get there.

Inverse - 19 hours ago

SpaceX is replacing 2 rocket engines for its next astronaut launch for NASA

SpaceX is replacing 2 rocket engines for its next astronaut launch for NASA

The Crew-1 mission is on track for a Nov. 14 liftoff.

space.com - 20 hours ago

Micron Technology Steps Up Its 5G Game

Micron Technology Steps Up Its 5G Game

The memory specialist is looking to solve a critical problem in 5G smartphones.

Motley Fool - 20 hours ago

The Philae lander reveals low-strength primitive ice inside cometary boulders

The Philae lander reveals low-strength primitive ice inside cometary boulders

When the Philae lander bounced on the surface of comet 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko, it exposed primitive icy-dust material within cometary boulders; the intrinsic strength and porosity of this material is reported.

nature.com - 21 hours ago

'Like froth on a cappuccino': spacecraft's chaotic landing reveals comet's softness

'Like froth on a cappuccino': spacecraft's chaotic landing reveals comet's softness

Detective work reconstructs the final movements of the European Space Agency’s Philae probe.

nature.com - 21 hours ago

The future is now: Long-term research shows ocean acidification ramping up on the Great Barrier Reef

The future is now: Long-term research shows ocean acidification ramping up on the Great Barrier Reef

Ocean acidification is no longer a somber forecast for the Great Barrier Reef but a present-day reality, a new study reveals.

phys.org - 21 hours ago

Newly discovered Triassic lizard could float underwater to pick off prey

Newly discovered Triassic lizard could float underwater to pick off prey

Scientists have discovered a new lizard-like species that lurked in shallow water to pick off its prey -- with the help of a short, flat tail used as a float.

CNN - 21 hours ago

Mega-dangerous asteroid called ‘God of Chaos’ is headed toward Earth

Mega-dangerous asteroid called ‘God of Chaos’ is headed toward Earth

The massive space rock known as Apophis will pass by Earth several times in the upcoming decades. A collision with Earth has been ruled out for most of them, but one pass is still giving astronomers a reason to be nervous. When the rock approaches Earth in 20…

BGR - 21 hours ago

SpaceX is replacing two engines on its Falcon 9 ahead of next crewed mission

SpaceX is replacing two engines on its Falcon 9 ahead of next crewed mission

SpaceX has decided to replace two of the engines on its Falcon 9 rocket, which is tasked with flying a crew of four to the International Space Station. The company found a substance in the engines that caused some funny behavior.

The Verge - 21 hours ago

Raptor-inspired drone with morphing wing and tail

Raptor-inspired drone with morphing wing and tail

The northern goshawk is a fast, powerful raptor that flies effortlessly through forests. This bird was the design inspiration for the next-generation drone developed by scientists of the Laboratory of Intelligent Systems of EPFL, led by Dario Floreano. They c…

Tech Xplore - a day ago

Giant lizards learnt to fly over millions of years

Giant lizards learnt to fly over millions of years

Pterodactyls and other related winged reptiles that lived alongside the dinosaurs steadily improved their ability to fly to become the deadly masters of the sky over the course of millions of years.

phys.org - a day ago

Rocket Lab launches 10 Earth-observation satellites into orbit

Rocket Lab launches 10 Earth-observation satellites into orbit

Nine of them are "SuperDoves" built by San Francisco company Planet.

space.com - a day ago

Birds With 20-Foot Wingspans Once Patrolled the Skies of Antarctica

Birds With 20-Foot Wingspans Once Patrolled the Skies of Antarctica

A re-analysis of two fossils found in the 1980s has led to the discovery of an absolutely enormous Antarctic seabird.

gizmodo.com - a day ago

NASA's Crew-1 commander to be sworn into US Space Force from the International Space Station

NASA's Crew-1 commander to be sworn into US Space Force from the International Space Station

Air Force Col. Michael “Hopper” Hopkins, commander of NASA’s SpaceX Crew-1 mission, will be commissioned into the U.S. Space Force.

SpaceNews - a day ago

The Mystery of Playing With Fear: Psychology Researchers Investigate Haunted Houses

The Mystery of Playing With Fear: Psychology Researchers Investigate Haunted Houses

Haunted houses, horror movies, and ghost stories can be chilling delights, provided the fear they evoke remains in a “Goldilocks zone” that is neither too terrifying nor too tame. New research connects this sweet spot of recreational fear to a telltale range …

SciTechDaily - a day ago

Researchers develop new atomic layer deposition process

Researchers develop new atomic layer deposition process

A new way to deposit thin layers of atoms as a coating onto a substrate material at near room temperatures has been invented at The University of Alabama in Huntsville (UAH), a part of the University of Alabama System.

phys.org - a day ago