Sunday November 18-th, 2018

Know the difference between ‘e-cigarettes’ and ‘cigarettes’ Know the difference between ‘e-cigarettes’ and ‘cigarettes’

This longitudinal study builds upon past RAND research on adolescents showing that teens who see advertising for tobacco products and e-cigarettes on the tobacco "power walls" in convenience stores are more willing to try vaping products compared...

Hunt for Planet X uncovers new 'object' Hunt for Planet X uncovers new 'object'

The discovery was finally announced on Monday in a circular from the International Astronomical Union's Minor Planet Center , and a paper with the full details has been submitted to The Astronomical Journal . Because of its tiny size - just 300 k...

Frances Arnold Becomes First American Woman To Win Nobel Prize In Chemistry

The three winners will share a prize of 9.0 million Swedish kronor (about $1 million). "So if you can harness enzymes for your own purposes, this is often more environmentally friendly than using heavy metals or toxic substances to make your chemical...

Study warns of further damage to the body from deep space travel

Cosmic radiation will be a major hazard facing astronauts travelling to Mars. Now, new animal research suggests that venturing beyond Earth's protective atmosphere could also damage their gastrointestinal tracts. The researchers also found evidence t...

Extremely distant solar system object discovered

Scott Sheppard, Carnegie University. Sheppard, and many other astronomers, think that these objects' highly-elongated orbit is shaped by the so-far undetected Planet 9 . "Currently we would only detect 2015 TG387 when it is near its closest approach...

Tropical Storm Leslie Expected To Strengthen While Moving Slowly Over Central Atlantic Tropical Storm Leslie Expected To Strengthen While Moving Slowly Over Central Atlantic

At 6pm Sunday, Leslie was 676 miles to the east-northeast of Bermuda, packing winds of 51mph and gusts of 63mph. In the southwestern Caribbean, forecasters have increased the chances that a system could develop over the next five days to 30 percent...

Chemistry Nobel awarded for groundbreaking research on proteins

This method has been used to create antibodies that can neutralize toxins such as that which causes anthrax and slows down an autoimmune disease called lupis, and even cure metastatic cancer. Dorothy Crowfoot Hodgkin , a British chemist, won in 1964 ...

Trudeau Backs LNG Canada Against Threat of Steel Duties

At a glance, the Trans Mountain and LNG Canada projects look rather similar - two massive energy sector construction operations in coastal British Columbia carrying a lot of political weight. Selling LNG to buyers in Asia promises higher prices for t...

French photographer in Nobel rape scandal sentenced to prison French photographer in Nobel rape scandal sentenced to prison

The 2018 Nobel Prize in Physics has been awarded to a trio of researchers for their work in developing powerful lasers. Arthur Ashkin , from the U.S., was awarded half the £770,000 (9 million Swedish kronor) prize, with the other half shared by ...

University of Central Florida is selling fake Martian dirt University of Central Florida is selling fake Martian dirt

Interested buyers can get it for $20 a kg plus shipping. The red soil, also called Mars simulant , was developed so scientists could have something to use when doing approximations for "extraterrestrial soil". "As we are creating arrangements, we ...

A skull-shaped asteroid is not headed for Earth this Halloween A skull-shaped asteroid is not headed for Earth this Halloween

NASA fittingly nicknamed the asteroid the "Great Pumpkin" before it passed the Earth at a distance of roughly 302,000 miles (486,021km) on Halloween that year. Recently, the astronomers from NASA cataloged the 600-meter asteroid as a potentially...

Nobel medicine prize awarded for cancer immunotherapy research Nobel medicine prize awarded for cancer immunotherapy research

Allison "realized the potential of releasing the brake and thereby unleashing our immune cells to attack tumors ", the Nobel jury said during Monday's prize announcement in Stockholm . Allison, a professor at the University of Texas, and Hon...

Arthur Ashkin, Gérard Mourou and Donna Strickland win physics Nobel Arthur Ashkin, Gérard Mourou and Donna Strickland win physics Nobel

Marie Curie remains the only other woman to have achieved the title back in 1903, and was one among the four winners that year. Donna Strickland, an associate professor at the University of Waterloo, has been awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics ...

Research: PCB pollution threatens to wipe out killer whales Research: PCB pollution threatens to wipe out killer whales

PCBs ( polychlorinated biphenyls ) were banned 40 years ago, but experts said they were still posing a deadly threat to orcas in the wild. Researchers found levels of PCB as high as 1,300 milligrams per kilo in the blubber of some orca, studies sh...

JAXA releases images sent from asteroid rovers JAXA releases images sent from asteroid rovers

Japanese space agency JAXA provided this intriguing piece of information and shared the images captured by the rovers. The rovers are designed in a manner so that they can hop along the asteroid's surface and take photos and gather data.

Beluga Whale Spotted Frolicking In The Thames Beluga Whale Spotted Frolicking In The Thames

Speaking on Tuesday afternoon, he said that it had "roughly stayed in the same spot for about an hour". The sight of a beluga whale so far south - 1,000 miles (1,600 kilometres) from even Iceland - is exceptional. Benny, as it has now been named, a...

The Opportunity Rover spotted from Mars orbit The Opportunity Rover spotted from Mars orbit

The lack of sunlight caused the solar-powered Opportunity to go into hibernation. Opportunity has been exploring Mars since 2004, despite it only expected to operate for 90 Martian days. Soon the cataclysm was so powerful that the unit could no...

Japan's ispace teams up with SpaceX for Moon missions Japan's ispace teams up with SpaceX for Moon missions

The second of the two missions will bring a lander onto the surface of the moon, where it'll deploy two rovers. The first two lunar mission of the company iSpace will be performed in the framework of the LONG-LONG R. But it could not find a rocke...

Hayabusa2 rovers start exploring asteroid Ryugu

This is a most incredible accomplishment, as the tiny 1 km-sized asteroid lies well over 100 million miles from Earth. The deployed rovers are placed into a unusual world where the surface gravity on Ryugu is only 1/80,000th the gravity of the Eart...

Scientists Track The Origin Of The Mysterious Interstellar Object Scientists Track The Origin Of The Mysterious Interstellar Object

The first detected interstellar object 'Oumuamua that passed within 0.25au of the Sun on 2017 September 9 was presumably ejected from a stellar system. "The two additional candidates met 'Oumuamua 1.1 and 6.3 million years ago, respectively, at i...

Florence the week after: Thousands brace for more flooding Florence the week after: Thousands brace for more flooding

Battle said flooding from Florence has wiped out the 150 or so homes rebuilt afterward. Ten days after Florence came ashore, the storm caused fresh chaos Monday in Yauhannah and elsewhere across SC, where rivers kept rising and thousands more p...

Seal slaps kayaker in the face with an octopus in New Zealand

After Mulinder got a face full of cephalopod, the octopus clung to his kayak until an instructor helped pry the creature off and back into the sea, where hopefully it is quietly plotting well-armed revenge. "He thrashed it in mid fight and my face ha...

Tropical storm Kirk approaching Lesser Antilles | Caribbean Tropical storm Kirk approaching Lesser Antilles | Caribbean

Currently, Rosa is moving toward the west-northwest at a speed of 10mph, with this direction expected over the next couple of days. "Rapid weakening is expected on Friday after Kirk moves over the eastern Caribbean Sea". On the forecast track, the ce...

NASA telescope discovers two new planets NASA telescope discovers two new planets

They all need to be peer confirmed by other astronomers. "It has four cameras that stare at orange slices of the sky from pole to equator for 27 days at a time". The stars that TESS targets are 30 to 300 light years away and about 30 to 1,000 cases b...

Wild tiger population nearly doubles in Nepal Wild tiger population nearly doubles in Nepal

Nepal's tiger population has risen to 235 from the baseline population of 121 counted in 2009, the WWF said in a statement released on Sunday to commemorate National Conservation Day. The number of tigers in the Bankey National Park has also reached ...

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