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Respiration in moon mud also can delivery toxins in astronauts’ lungs

Respiration in moon mud also can delivery toxins in astronauts’ lungs

Visiting the moon is a dusty businessNASABy Yvaine YeThe surface of the moon is dusty – and nasty. The Apollo astronauts quickly learned that the sharp grains of moon dust could tear spacesuits and irritate their lungs, but now it seems the lunar surface is even worse for human health than we thought. By studying…
Remarkable haunted 3D printer can assemble if truth be told tiny objects

Remarkable haunted 3D printer can assemble if truth be told tiny objects

Basic lab equipment can produce minuscule 3D-printed objectsEd Boyden and colleaguesBy Douglas HeavenMaking miniscule objects is hard – far easier to make bigger things and then shrink them. That’s the idea behind a 3D printing technique called implosion fabrication. The method can be used to produce a variety of shapes, from tiny hollow spheres to microscopic…
Can a Green New Deal enhance the US economic system and place the planet?

Can a Green New Deal enhance the US economic system and place the planet?

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez wants to boost the economy with climate actionSARAH SILBIGER / eyevineSupport for the Green New Deal, a plan to eliminate US greenhouse gas emissions and create millions of jobs, is growing, in part thanks to Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, a young, progressive Congresswoman just voted into office. The goals of the Green New Deal are…
Virgin Galactic claims its first successful flight to edge of feature

Virgin Galactic claims its first successful flight to edge of feature

The WhiteKnightTwo mothership takes off with SpaceShipTwo attachedJohn Antczak/AP/REX/ShutterstockBy Leah CraneVirgin Galactic has just made its first actual trip to space, the firm says. SpaceShipTwo, the craft that the company says will eventually take tourists and science projects into space, has had a successful test flight taking it to the highest altitude it’s ever reached.…
Any other folks have fairly squashed heads thanks to Neanderthal DNA

Any other folks have fairly squashed heads thanks to Neanderthal DNA

A Neanderthal skull (left) has a different shape from a human skull (right)Philipp Gunz (CC BY-NC-ND 4.0)By Clare WilsonPeople with two Neanderthal genes have heads that are flatter on top and more elongated – like those of Neanderthals themselves. The effect is too small to be seen with the naked eye, but shows up on…
We’ve been the usage of CRISPR for years – now we all know how it in actuality works

We’ve been the usage of CRISPR for years – now we all know how...

The CRISPR gene editing complexCARLOS CLARIVAN/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARYBy Michael Le PageA storm of criticism met the claimed creation of the first genome-edited children in China last month. One reason is that the twin girls have unpredicted new mutations whose effects are unknown. But it now appears there’s a really easy way to ensure the CRISPR…
Childhood hormone treatments may perhaps perhaps perhaps perhaps also fair bear spread Alzheimer’s proteins

Childhood hormone treatments may perhaps perhaps perhaps perhaps also fair bear spread Alzheimer’s proteins

Alzheimer’s leads to the loss of brain matter (right)JESSICA WILSON / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARYBy Chelsea WhyteGrowth hormones given to children decades ago appear to have spread proteins linked to Alzheimer’s disease. The finding adds to evidence that Alzheimer’s proteins can be transmitted between people. Between 1958 and 1985, approximately 30,000 children around the world received…
Routine fossil that baffled us for years is early starfish ancestor

Routine fossil that baffled us for years is early starfish ancestor

It looks odd, but it’s a starfish ancestorBertrand LefebvreBy Michael MarshallA mysterious group of ancient animals may have been the ancestors of starfish, according to a study of newly discovered fossils. “It’s the first time that soft parts have been found in this group of fossils,” says Bertrand Lefebvre of Claude Bernard University Lyon 1 in France.…
Australia’s ‘marsupial lion’ used to be a meat-ripping, tree-rock climbing terror

Australia’s ‘marsupial lion’ used to be a meat-ripping, tree-rock climbing terror

An ancient fearsome predatorClay BryceBy Alice KleinThe most detailed reconstruction yet of Australia’s extinct “marsupial lion” shows it was unlike any animal living today, shredding its prey like a Tasmanian devil, biting like a lion, and climbing like a koala. The first partial remains of the fearsome predator – which went extinct about 45,000 years…
First converse evidence that later college day in actuality does abet adolescents

First converse evidence that later college day in actuality does abet adolescents

Teenagers benefit from a late startCaiaimage/Sam Edwards/GettyBy Alice KleinPushing back high school start times not only improves the quality of students’ sleep, it also boosts attendance and academic performance, according to a study of US school attenders. The study is the first to show this objectively – using wrist-worn activity monitors to measure sleep duration –…

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Etihad sued for $2.3 billion by Air Berlin insolvency administrator – USA TODAY

Etihad sued for $2.3 billion by Air Berlin insolvency administrator – USA TODAY

AutoplayShow ThumbnailsShow Captionsby withdrawing funding from the struggling airline, according to the Berlin administrative court.In a statement, the court said Etihad had been supporting Air Berlin and sent a so-called "comfort letter" in April 2017 assuring its continued backing for 18 months. But it then stopped the funding in August 2017, forcing Air Berlin to…
The romaine-lettuce E. coli outbreak has been pinned on at the least one farm in California with infected reservoir water – Enterprise Insider

The romaine-lettuce E. coli outbreak has been pinned on at the least one farm...

Adam Bros. Farms in Santa Barbara County, California. Google Maps E. coli outbreak that sickened at least 59 people across 15 states has been pinned on at least one farm in California where sediment in a water reservoir was found to have the strain of the bacteria. The US Food and Drug Administration said on…
Saudi Arabia pledges Tunisia $830m of monetary attend

Saudi Arabia pledges Tunisia $830m of monetary attend

Saudi Arabia's King Salman met Tunisia's Prime Minister Youssef Chahed [Bandar Algaloud/Saudi Royal Court/Reuters] Saudi Arabia has pledged financial aid to Tunisia worth about $830m, Tunisian Prime Minister Youssef Chahed has said. Chahed made the comments to reporters on Saturday after a visit to Saudi Arabia. The prime minister said that $500m was expected to…