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NASA says Saturn’s rings are disappearing right before our eyes

Of all the planets in our Solar System, you'd have to agree that Saturn is the most immediately recognizable. With its iconic rings, you can pick Saturn out in an instant, but if NASA scientists are right, we might actually be watching the planet's most eye-catching feature disappearing right in front of us. In a new video, NASA Goddard explains that while we've always seen Saturn with its bold rings, the rings themselves are actually fairly young. Estimated to be less than 100 mill...
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Space Force Is Still in the Works, but U.S. Space Command Is BACK, Baby!!!

We’re still waiting breathlessly for Donald Trump’s proposed Space Force, an independent armed services branch, to come to fruition. However, America’s may not have to wait for congressional approval to make our dreams of intergalactic military dominance a reality. According to the Associated Press, Trump will sign an executive order by the end of the year creating the U.S. Space Command as a major military command. Hell yeah!!!
Tags: Science, Donald Trump, Associated Press Trump, However America, Space Force, U S Space Command


Oil prices fall for third straight session amid supply glut worries

Oil prices dropped over 1 percent on Tuesday, falling for a third straight session, as reports of inventory builds and forecasts of record shale output in the United States, currently the world's biggest producer, stoked worries about oversupply. Concerns around future oil demand amid weakening global economic growth and doubts over the impact of planned production cuts led by the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) were also pressuring prices, traders said. International ...
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The real-life gruesome experiments that inspired Frankenstein

On January 17 1803, a young man named George Forster was hanged for murder at Newgate prison in London. After his execution, as often happened, his body was carried ceremoniously across the city to the Royal College of Surgeons, where it would be publicly dissected. What actually happened was rather more shocking than simple dissection though. Forster was going to be electrified. The experiments were to be carried out by the Italian natural philosopher Giovanni Aldini, the nephew of Luigi Galvan...
Tags: Startups, Science, London, Royal College Of Surgeons, Frankenstein, Forster, Newgate, Syndication, George Forster, Giovanni Aldini, Luigi Galvani


U.S. oil prices drop 1 percent on oversupply fears

U.S. oil prices fell 1 percent on Tuesday after slipping below $50 a barrel in the previous session, with reports of a big climb in U.S. inventories and forecasts of record shale output stoking worries about oversupply. Concerns around future oil demand amid weakening global economic growth and doubts on the impact of planned OPEC-led production cuts were also hurting prices, traders said. U.S. West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude futures were at $49.35 per barrel at 0035 GMT, down 1.06 percent...
Tags: Science, Opec, U S West Texas Intermediate WTI


Farout! Astronomers identify the most distant known object in our solar system

Astronomers say they’ve discovered the most distant body ever observed in our solar system, a potential dwarf planet that’s about 11 billion miles from the sun. Its nickname? “Farout.” The far-out object — which is also known by its more official but less colorful designation, 2018 VG18 — was detected with Japan’s 8-meter Subaru Telescope in Hawaii during a campaign to look for extremely distant solar system objects, including a hypothetical Planet X or Planet Nine. Further observations to confi...
Tags: Japan, Science, Hawaii, Carnegie Institution For Science, Farout, Magellan Telescopes


Oil prices fall 1 percent amid supply glut worries

Oil prices dropped 1 percent on Tuesday, extending losses from the previous session as reports of a big climb in U.S. inventories and forecasts of record shale output stoked worries about oversupply. International Brent crude oil futures were at $58.95 per barrel at 0141 GMT, down 66 cents, or 1.11 percent, from their last close. U.S. West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude futures were down 40 cents, or 0.8 percent, at $49.48 per barrel.
Tags: Science, U S West Texas Intermediate WTI


Huge barrier isn’t trapping plastic waste in Pacific Ocean

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A floating device sent to corral a swirling island of trash between California and Hawaii has not swept up any plastic waste — but the young innovator behind the project said Monday that a fix was in the works. Boyan Slat, 24, who launched the Pacific Ocean cleanup project, said the […]
Tags: Business, Science, News, California, Los Angeles, Ap, Hawaii, Pacific Ocean, Boyan Slat, Nation & World


J&J moves to limit impact of Reuters report on asbestos in Baby Powder

(Reuters) - Johnson & Johnson on Monday scrambled to contain fallout from a Reuters report that the healthcare conglomerate knew for decades that cancer-causing asbestos lurked in its Baby Powder, taking out full-page newspaper ads defending its product and practices, and readying its chief executive for his first television interview since investors erased tens of billions of dollars from the company’s market value.
Tags: Science, Reuters, Johnson Johnson, Baby Powder


RIP Super Cute BB-8 Toy: Sphero Calls Quits On Licensed Bots

Alas, Sphero’s BB-8, R2-D2, and other Disney-licensed robots will bleep and bloop no more. The Verge reports that Sphero has decided to clear out its remaining inventory of licensed toys—and no, it won’t be restocking any more.Read more...
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How Your BRCA Status May Impact Your Ovarian Cancer Treatment

It might open up some options.
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EU to cut new car emissions by 37.5 percent by 2030

EU member countries and the European Parliament struck the ambitious deal late Monday that Brussels said would help the bloc meet its commitments under the Paris climate accord. The targets will require new cars sold in 2030 to emit 37.5 percent less carbon dioxide on average compared to 2021 levels. "With these ambitious targets, Europe is once again showing how to turn the #ParisAgremeent and #COP24 into action," tweeted Miguel Arias Canete, the European Commissioner for Climate Action and E...
Tags: Europe, Science, Eu, Paris, Brussels, European Parliament, Miguel Arias Canete


Maduro says Venezuela's civil militia grows to 1.6 million members

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro said on Monday the country's civil militia had grown to 1.6 million members - more than tripling in size from the beginning of the year - and that its mission was to defend the country against external aggression. Maduro's speech to militia members, broadcast on state television, came less than a week after the socialist leader, without offering evidence, accused the United States of plotting to invade the South American country, which is experiencing a sever...
Tags: Science, United States, Venezuela, Nicolás Maduro, Maduro


Huge barrier isn't trapping plastic waste in Pacific Ocean

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A floating device sent to corral a swirling island of trash between California and Hawaii has not swept up any plastic waste — but the young innovator behind the project said Monday that a fix was in the works.
Tags: Science, California, Los Angeles, Ap, Hawaii, Pacific Ocean


MIT invented a way to build nano-scale versions of larger objects

In science fiction, "shrink rays" are the easiest way to turn a large object into something much, much smaller, but here in reality things aren't that simple. Creating so-called "nano-scale" versions of objects is a difficult task that researchers at MIT aimed to make a bit easier, and the result is a new system that allows scientists to effectively shrink three-dimensional structures to one thousandth their original size. In creating this new system, MIT professor Edward Boyden and his stu...
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Twitter Alerts Some Users to 'Unusual' Data Leak

Today Twitter alerted select users affected by a November bug with one of its support forms. So far the company has declined to provide an estimate for how many accounts potentially had data exposed.Read more...
Tags: Twitter, Science, Bugs, Leaks, Jack Dorsey, Privacy And Security, Azealias Hex Is Working


This World War I Footage Was Smoothed and Colorized. And it’s Amazing.

Director Peter Jackson painstakingly restored archival footage for the new movie, They Shall Not Grow Old
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EU agrees to cut emissions from new cars by 37 percent by 2030

European Union members and the European Parliament on Monday agreed to slash carbon dioxide emissions from new cars by 37.5 percent by 2030, the European Commission announced. "With this legislation in place, we are setting the right targets and incentives to tackle emissions from the transport sector," said Commissioner for Climate Action and Energy Miguel Arias Canete. The deal is a compromise between the demands of states like Germany which wanted a cut of 30 percent and the European Parlia...
Tags: Science, Germany, Eu, European Union, European Commission, European Parliament, Miguel Arias Canete, Commissioner for Climate Action and Energy


The Women of Netflix's GLOW Are Getting a New Comic Book Series

It’s a good time to be a fan of the Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling.Read more...
Tags: Science, Netflix, Glow, IDW, Tini Howard, Hannah Templer


Found: The Most Distant Object Ever Discovered in our Solar System

The aptly-named 'Farout' is a dwarf planet that sits farther from the Sun than anything else in the solar system we know about.
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FCC Official Wanted 'Veto' Power Over Video Featuring Ajit Pai and Pizzagate Pusher

Of all the controversies surrounding the FCC this year, Chairman Ajit Pai’s appearance in a Daily Caller video dancing alongside a woman who had pushed Pizzagate conspiracy theories was perhaps the easiest to avoid.Read more...
Tags: Science, Fcc, Net Neutrality, Daily Caller, Ajit Pai, Fcc Screwups


J&J announces $5 billion share buyback after shares extend losses

Johnson & Johnson knew about the presence of small amounts of asbestos in its products as early as 1971, a Reuters examination of company memos, internal reports and other confidential documents showed. On Monday, J&J took out a full-page ad in the New York Times titled "Science. J&J Chief Executive Alex Gorsky, in his first public statement since the Reuters story was published, is scheduled to appear on CNBC at 6 p.m. EST (2300 GMT) on Monday.
Tags: Science, New York Times, Cnbc, Reuters, Johnson Johnson, J J, Alex Gorsky


Invasive longhorned tick could spread disease across the U.S.

The Asian longhorned tick used to be a species only found in China, Japan, Korea and southeastern Russia, plus parts of Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific Islands. But last year, an established population was found in New Jersey, and since then, the ticks have been found in eight other states. Because the tick is parthenogenetic — which means the females can reproduce without needing male DNA — it is possible that it will soon occupy large parts of the Pacific Northwest and the eastern U.S....
Tags: Japan, Science, Design, News, Cdc, Russia, Lyme Disease, Public Health, New Jersey, Disease, North America, Pacific Northwest, New England, Pacific Islands, Australia New Zealand, China South Korea


Study Shows Parachutes Are Totally Worthless

It's even true! In a certain context.
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How to Protect Yourself During Flu Season

Last winter’s flu season, one of the most severe in years, led to almost 80,000 deaths and almost a million hospitalizations in the U.S., according to estimates by the Centers for Disease Control...
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The Top 10 Deals of December 17, 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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Christmas Eve Presents Highest Risk of Holiday Heart Attack, Study Finds

Christmas Eve Presents Highest Risk of Holiday Heart Attack, Study Finds
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Why this newly discovered pink dwarf planet is so exciting

Nicknamed 'Farout' by the team that discovered it, the celestial object is some 11,160,000,000 miles away.
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New Poll Shows Basically Everyone Likes Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's Green New Deal

The Green New Deal is popping. New polling released on Friday by the Yale Program on Climate Change Communication shows that 81 percent of respondents across the political spectrum support the progressive plan to combat climate change by rapidly weaning the U.S. off fossil fuels.Read more...
Tags: Science, Congress, Climate Change, Climate Policy, Yale Program on Climate Change Communication, Alexandria Ocasio Cortez, Green New Deal


Serious kidney injury common during cancer chemotherapy

The study involved roughly 163,000 patients who started chemotherapy or targeted therapies for a new cancer diagnosis in Ontario from 2007 to 2014. Overall, 10,880 were hospitalized with serious kidney damage or for dialysis. This translated into a cumulative acute kidney injury rate of 9.3 percent, the study found.
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