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Want to Go to Mars? First, Learn How to Hibernate

“It stands to reason if you lower metabolic rate of the body, you lower energy usage,” said Hannah Carey, a researcher at the School of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, whose lab has extensively investigated hibernation in mammals on Earth. In science fiction movies like Passengers, hibernation is portrayed in the form of suspended animation, or putting a body on ice and preserving it indefinitely. This might be useful in the future, but it’s impractical for travelin...
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German farmers sue government over missed climate targets

Dismayed by the German government's failure to meet climate protection targets, dairy farmer Heiner Luetke Schwienhorst has filed a lawsuit against Berlin to force it into action. To me, that's besides the point," said Schwienhorst, who suffered his poorest harvest in three decades after a record drought. Together with two other farmers and Greenpeace, Schwienhorst has launched a challenge against the German government for having "given up" trying to achieve cuts in greenhouse gas emissions se...
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It Still Isn’t Completely Safe to Eat Romaine Lettuce, CDC Says

Romaine lettuce enthusiasts, I am deeply sorry to have to inform you that your forbidden fruit still isn’t safe—at least not completely.Read more...
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What a hungry snail reveals about your grocery store breakdowns

Hunger can drive even snails to make poor choices.
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Shanann Watts and her two daughters are found dead: Part 5

After investigators uncover the grave of Shanann Watts and the gruesome disposal of the girls, her husband Chris Watts pleaded guilty to their murders.
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Chris Watts sentenced for murder of pregnant wife, daughters: Part 6

Shanann Watts' parents confronted him in court at his sentencing hearing, where he was sentenced to five life sentences without the possibility of parole, serving three consecutively.
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The Root Cyntoia Brown Will Have to Serve 51 Years Before She’s Eligible For Release, Tennessee Supr

The Root Cyntoia Brown Will Have to Serve 51 Years Before She’s Eligible For Release, Tennessee Supreme Court Rules | The A.V. Club The best film scenes of 2018 | Deadspin  | Splinter Access Journalism Must Die | Jezebel Pete Davidson and…Read more...
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Former FBI Director James Comey Questioned by House Republicans About Hillary Clinton's Emails

Former FBI Director James Comey Questioned by House Republicans About Hillary Clinton's Emails
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Ajit Pai Just Got His Second 'Courage' Award of the Year

FCC Chairman Ajit Pai received an award on Wednesday from a conservative media organization for his “courage in public service.” It is the second time Pai has been awarded for “courage” in 2018.Read more...
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Star Trek's Latest Short Treks Gives Saru the Brilliant, Inspiring Origin Story He Deserves

Lt. Saru is one of Star Trek: Discovery’s most fascinating characters—not just as a previously unseen species within the canon, but because he brings with him the question of how a member of his seemingly ever-fearful race ever got into boldly going. The latest Short Treks episode masterfully delivers on exploring…Read more...
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Mueller's Latest Filing Includes a Clue on More Russian Outreach to Trump

A sentencing memo filed by special counsel Robert Mueller's team Friday night added one more clue on Russian outreach to Donald Trump.
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8 arms, 3 hearts, 1 plan

Brainy and creative, the short-lived, intelligent animal defies all theories.
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Netflix Is Getting Into the Ghost in the Shell Business

The week wouldn’t be complete if Netflix didn’t announce some kind of new, bombshell geek property coming to the service and oops, they did it again. And it’s Major.Read more...
Tags: Science, Netflix, Streaming, Ghost in the Shell, Kenji Kamiyama, Shinji Aramaki, Ghost In The Shell Sac_2045, Shell Business


How One Architecture Firm Is Building Sustainably in the Antarctic

OZ Architecture has been tapped to redesign the U.S. research center at McMurdo Station on the world’s coldest continent
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US governmental conservationists really hope that young endangered seals will stop getting eels stuck in their nostrils

Hawaiian monk seals are endangered and closely monitored by NOAA scientists who are alarmed that the seals keep getting eels stuck really deep in their nostrils. The scientists have removed "three or four" eels from juvenile monk seals' nostrils over the past two years, mostly in the last few months. The seals are fine. The eels died. The scientists don't know how the eels got stuck up the seals' nostrils. Perhaps they swam up there after getting cornered in a coral reef, or possibly the...
Tags: Post, Science, News, Delightful Creatures, US, Hawaii, Noaa, Eels, Simeone, Marine Mammal Center, Ke Kai Ola, Finding An Exit Where They Can, Littnan, Allyson Chiu Washington Post


Netflix's Dumplin' Is a Salve for Misfit Teens and Danielle Macdonald Is its Secret Weapon

The star of the new Netflix comedy on easing the pain of adolescence
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Sounds of Mars wind captured by Nasa's InSight lander

Scientists celebrate recording low-frequency rumblings – ‘an unplanned treat’The sound of the wind on Mars has been captured for the first time by Nasa’s InSight lander, which touched down on the red planet 10 days ago.The agency’s jet propulsion laboratory (JPL) released audio clips of the alien wind on Friday evening. InSight collected the low-frequency rumblings during its first week of operations. Continue reading...
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The Five Most Worrying Trends in Artificial Intelligence Right Now

Artificial intelligence is already beginning to spiral out of our control, a new report from top researchers warns. Not so much in a Skynet kind of sense, but more in a ‘technology companies and governments are already using AI in ways that amp up surveillance and further marginalize vulnerable populations’ kind of…Read more...
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Sheriff's Deputy Who Confronted Borderline Bar Shooter Was Killed by Friendly Fire

Sgt. Ron Helus was shot five times by the gunman, but a bullet from a CHP officer was fatal
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Can You Spot What's Special About This Photo of the Crescent Moon?

Astronomer Steven Bellavia at Brookhaven National Labs caught a neat picture of the crescent Moon this past Monday, which he passed along for Gizmodo to share. Can you see what’s so special about it? Go ahead and examine it closely.Read more...
Tags: Space, Science, Astrophotography, Moon, Gizmodo, Venus, Brookhaven National Labs, Crescent Moon, Look At The Moon, Steven Bellavia


US backers of Paris accord set up camp at climate talks

Hundreds of U.S. states, cities, businesses and churches planted the American flag at the U.N. climate talks Friday in an effort to show that many people in the United States remain committed to curbing global warming despite the stance of their president. Envoys from the administration of U.S. President Donald Trump, who has announced a U.S. withdrawal from the landmark 2015 Paris climate change accord, are holed up in a cubicle away from the main concourse. The Climate Action Center is backe...
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The Top 10 Deals of December 7, 2018

We see a lot of deals around the web over on Kinja Deals, but these were our ten favorites today.Read more...
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InSight Will Spend Months Surveying Mars Before It Starts Its Science

For NASA researchers, InSight's mission success isn't based on speed, but on accuracy. Scientists are taking all precautions to ensure its success.
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Childhood Antibiotics Could Raise Risk of Mental Illness, Study Finds

For all the good that antibiotics do, relying on them too much can have pretty drastic drawbacks. In particular, their overuse can help create bacterial superbugs resistant to future antibiotics. But a new study published this week in JAMA Psychiatry suggests there’s another, more subtle consequence of antibiotic use,…Read more...
Tags: Science, Mental Health, Mental Illness, Brains, Antibiotics, Antibiotic Resistance, JAMA Psychiatry


Are Neti Pots Safe?

The death of a woman who contracted a brain-eating amoeba by using a neti pot has raised questions about the safety of the containers.
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China Launches Rover That Would Be First to Land on and Explore the Dark Side of the Moon

China Launches Rover That Would Be First to Land on and Explore the Dark Side of the Moon
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China launches pioneering mission to far side of moon

BEIJING (AP) — China launched a ground-breaking mission Saturday to land a spacecraft on the largely unexplored far side of the moon, demonstrating its growing ambitions as a space power to rival Russia, the European Union and the U.S.
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Listen to the soothing sounds of Martian wind collected by NASA’s InSight lander

The InSight Mars lander accomplished a perfect landing last week on the Elysium Planitia region of the planet, where it is hard at work preparing to drill into the surface (and taking selfies, of course). But one “unplanned treat” is a recording of the wind rolling across the Martian plains — which you can listen to right here. Technically the lander isn’t rigged to detect sound, at least in the way you’d do it if you were deliberately trying to record it. But the robotic platform’s air pressure...
Tags: Space, Science, Tech, Nasa, Earth, Mars, Tom Pike, Elysium Planitia, Martian plains


Astronaut Nick Hague is 'ready to go' again after failed launch to space station

The rocket carrying Hague and another astronaut failed less than two minutes after lift-off for a mission to dock at the International Space Station.
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Fungi’s Many Life-Changing Uses

While there are 144,000 discovered species of fungi on the planet, there could be many more—millions more, in fact. But finding fungi and sorting out whether or not they contain any useful chemical compounds comes down to chance. The serendipity, scientists argue, is what led to great discoveries like penicillin—so hope for similar-level finds persists. Recent tests may have uncovered compounds that can help create …
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