Bloglikes - Science https://m.bloglikes.com/c/science/archive/2019-03-11 en-US Tue, 25 Feb 2020 09:21:43 +0000 Sat, 06 Apr 2013 00:00:00 +0000 FeedWriter White House budget proposal tightens the screws on science, from space to salmon https://news.yahoo.com/white-house-budget-proposal-tightens-033203914.html White House budget proposal tightens the screws on science, from space to salmonThe White House’s $4.7 trillion spending plan for fiscal year 2020 aims to give a boost to the Space Force, but would dial down work on NASA’s Space Launch System, zero out the Wide Field Infrared Survey Telescope, leave salmon in the lurch and slash science spending on other fronts. When it comes to outer space, the brightest spotlight falls on lunar exploration and space commercialization — which is in line with the priorities of the National Space Council, headed by Vice President Mike Pence. And when it comes to earthly realms in science and technology, artificial intelligence and quantum… Read More


]]> Mon, 11 Mar 2019 23:32:03 +0000 BlogLikes - Find Most Popular Blogs Science White House Nasa Mike Pence National Space Council Space Force More than 2,000 Migrants In ICE Detention Centers Quarantined For Disease Outbreaks https://news.yahoo.com/more-2-000-migrants-ice-033007269.html More than 2,000 Migrants In ICE Detention Centers Quarantined For Disease OutbreaksMore than 2,000 people detained by U


]]> Mon, 11 Mar 2019 23:30:07 +0000 BlogLikes - Find Most Popular Blogs Science Migrants In ICE Detention Centers Rapper OG Maco Reveals He Has a 'Skin-Eating Disease' After Being 'Improperly Treated' for a Rash https://news.yahoo.com/rapper-og-maco-reveals-apos-031947908.html Rapper OG Maco Reveals He Has a 'Skin-Eating Disease' After Being 'Improperly Treated' for a RashRapper OG Maco Reveals He Has a 'Skin-Eating Disease'


]]> Mon, 11 Mar 2019 23:19:47 +0000 BlogLikes - Find Most Popular Blogs Science OG Maco Scientists found moving water on the Moon https://news.yahoo.com/scientists-found-moving-water-moon-030754649.html Scientists found moving water on the MoonThe Moon apparently isn't nearly as dry as scientists once thought. That's the message from researchers using data from NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter to detect water molecules and the behavior of the moisture over the course of a lunar day.Earth's Moon was once assumed to be a dry and dusty place, but over time that image has changed. Scientists discovered ice present near its poles, and more recently we've learned that liquid water does indeed exist within the lunar surface material, called regolith. Now, the LRO has revealed that the water present on the Moon's surface actually moves around during lunar daytime.A study on the moisture of the Moon to be published in Geophysical Research Letters paints a vivid picture of the life water molecules on the surface. NASA sums up the water's behavior as follows:> Water molecules remain tightly bound to the regolith until surface temperatures peak near lunar noon. Then, molecules thermally desorb and can bounce to a nearby location that is cold enough for the molecule to stick or populate the Moon's extremely tenuous atmosphere or exosphere, until temperatures drop and the molecules return to the surface.The Lyman Alpha Mapping Project used readings from the LRO to detect the presence of water in the regolith, allowing researchers to track the movement of moisture. It's data like this that could be particularly useful when planning future missions and potentially even permanent settlements on the Moon.Looking forward, NASA and other scientific groups have discussed the potential of using the Moon as a sort of jumping-off point for missions deeper into space. If water could be collected on the Moon it could prove to be a great resource for manned missions headed deeper into the solar system.


]]> Mon, 11 Mar 2019 23:07:54 +0000 BlogLikes - Find Most Popular Blogs Science Nasa Moon Geophysical Research Letters LRO Lyman Alpha Mapping Project Olivia Newton-John on Going ‘Undercover’ While Learning to Walk Again Amid Cancer Battle (Exclusive) https://news.yahoo.com/olivia-newton-john-going-undercover-021906801.html Olivia Newton-John on Going ‘Undercover’ While Learning to Walk Again Amid Cancer Battle (Exclusive)The 'Grease' icon shared what she did to hide her identity while fighting cancer at her hospital in Australia.


]]> Mon, 11 Mar 2019 22:19:06 +0000 BlogLikes - Find Most Popular Blogs Science Newton John Lights go out on Venezuela's kidney patients https://news.yahoo.com/lights-venezuelas-kidney-patients-015548626.html Lights go out on Venezuela's kidney patientsAlfredo Quintero's kidneys failed five years ago, so he needs dialysis three times a week just to stay alive. Luckily, though, Quintero managed to take advantage of a brief resumption of electricity in parts of Caracas on Sunday to get the desperately needed blood purification treatment. At least 15 people died between Saturday and Sunday due to a lack of dialysis treatment, the non-governmental organization Codevida told AFP.


]]> Mon, 11 Mar 2019 21:55:48 +0000 BlogLikes - Find Most Popular Blogs Science Venezuela Caracas Quintero CODEVIDA Alfredo Quintero The UK's Extremely Dumb Plan to Force Porn Sites to Verify Users' Ages May Come Next Month https://gizmodo.com/the-uks-extremely-dumb-plan-to-force-porn-sites-to-veri-1833219104

The UK’s disastrous plan to implement a nationwide system blocking web users from viewing pornography unless their age and identities are confirmed by a verification service—an astonishingly ill-conceived idea being spearheaded by doddering Brexiteer Theresa May’s Tory government—is nearly a year behind schedule. But…

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Why India is a world leader in waste paper https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-india-46641059 Mon, 11 Mar 2019 21:33:20 +0000 BlogLikes - Find Most Popular Blogs Europe Science India US Zero Hedge Says Facebook Banned Users From Sharing Its Posts https://finance.yahoo.com/news/zero-hedge-says-facebook-banned-011355257.html Zero Hedge Says Facebook Banned Users From Sharing Its PostsReaders of the blog reported being unable to share links to Zero Hedge articles via the social media platform, which has previously said it’s making a concerted effort to clamp down on fake news and harmful content amid mounting criticism. A message to Facebook was not immediately returned.


]]> Mon, 11 Mar 2019 21:13:55 +0000 BlogLikes - Find Most Popular Blogs Facebook Science Zero Hedge Says Facebook Paleontologists found a new species of dinosaur, and it’s just a little fella https://news.yahoo.com/paleontologists-found-species-dinosaur-just-010319797.html Paleontologists found a new species of dinosaur, and it’s just a little fellaFinding the scant remains of dinosaurs that roamed the Earth tens of millions of years ago obviously isn't easy. Finding the remains of entirely new dinosaurs that nobody even knew existed? That's even harder still, but researchers in Victoria, Australia did just that, and the newly documented herbivore would probably have been pretty adorable to see in person.As detailed in a new report in the Journal of Paleontology, Galleonosaurus dorisae was a small plant eater that stomped around present-day Australia some 125 million years ago, and it likely used its small stature and impressive legs to duck from the more fearsome predators of the day.Researchers believe that the pint-sized dinosaur, which was only about as large as a modern wallaby, would have thrived in the ancient forested region that once existed between the land masses that are today Australia and Antarctica. That rift valley would have provided ample resources for the tiny dinosaurs while also giving them protection from larger predators.https://www.abc.net.au/cm/rimage/10878876-3x2-large.jpg?v=2The remains of this new species were found fossilized in a layer of volcanic sediment. The researchers believe the volcanic debris originated much farther east from where the bones were discovered, and was carried west by rivers, causing the bones and volcanic material to mix before eventually settling and hardening over more than 100 million years."This land has now vanished," lead author Dr. Matthew Herne of the University of New England said in a statement. "But as 'time-travellers' we get snapshots of this remarkable world via the rocks and fossils exposed along the coast of Victoria."Discovering the differences in dinosaur evolution in different areas and seeing what evolutionary paths the various species took can help researchers determine what the Earth was like many millions of years ago. Finding species on a now-isolated land mass like Australia and then finding the same or similar species in other areas of the world also aids scientists in determining when land masses separated.


]]> Mon, 11 Mar 2019 21:03:19 +0000 BlogLikes - Find Most Popular Blogs Science Australia Earth Antarctica Victoria Victoria Australia University of New England Matthew Herne Nvidia Won Over Mellanox; Now It Must Clear Chinese Regulators https://finance.yahoo.com/news/nvidia-won-over-mellanox-now-005944769.html Nvidia Won Over Mellanox; Now It Must Clear Chinese RegulatorsNvidia and Mellanox, which makes data-center interface technology, each get about a quarter of their sales in China, the biggest market for semiconductors. China’s desire to bolster domestic chip production may be influencing its regulatory processes, just as the U.S. uses its own as a tool to maintain its pre-eminence in the industry. Questions about Chinese regulatory approval played out in the market’s reaction to the deal.


]]> Mon, 11 Mar 2019 20:59:44 +0000 BlogLikes - Find Most Popular Blogs Science China Nvidia The 4 Most Damaging Myths About Kids, Screen Time, and Technology https://news.yahoo.com/4-most-damaging-myths-kids-171655689.html The 4 Most Damaging Myths About Kids, Screen Time, and TechnologyScreens can be good or bad for kids. It all depends on how active parents are in managing the time their kids spend in front of them.


]]> Mon, 11 Mar 2019 20:59:11 +0000 BlogLikes - Find Most Popular Blogs Science Oil prices rise amid broad market rally, OPEC supply cuts https://news.yahoo.com/oil-prices-rise-opecs-supply-cuts-healthy-demand-002845755--finance.html Oil prices rise amid broad market rally, OPEC supply cutsSINGAPORE (Reuters) - Oil prices rose on Tuesday, lifted by healthy demand and output cuts led by producer group OPEC.


]]> Mon, 11 Mar 2019 20:57:13 +0000 BlogLikes - Find Most Popular Blogs Science Singapore Opec Reuters Oil iPhones Are Improving Every Year Thanks to an Obscure Japanese Company https://finance.yahoo.com/news/iphones-improving-every-thanks-obscure-003216070.html iPhones Are Improving Every Year Thanks to an Obscure Japanese CompanyLasertec Corp. is the world’s sole maker of equipment that tests glass squares slightly bigger than a CD case that act as a stencil for chip designs. “We spent six years developing this equipment,” Okabayashi said in an interview.


]]> Mon, 11 Mar 2019 20:32:16 +0000 BlogLikes - Find Most Popular Blogs Science Lasertec Corp Okabayashi Game of Thrones' Amazing Prosthetics Get a Well-Deserved Spotlight in This Video Tribute https://io9.gizmodo.com/game-of-thrones-amazing-prosthetics-get-a-well-deserved-1833205881

There are certainly many, many things to celebrate on Game of Thrones. The grandiose directing, sharp writing, intense performances, and gorgeous costumes are just a few elements that come to mind. But one that probably doesn’t get instantly recognized is the prosthetic work.

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Elizabeth Warren's Ad Saying Facebook Has Too Much Power Briefly Taken Down by Facebook https://gizmodo.com/elizabeth-warrens-ad-saying-facebook-has-too-much-power-1833216732

Facebook removed advertisements by Senator Elizabeth Warren calling for the breakup of Facebook and other American big tech companies, a newly major issue for Warren’s 2020 presidential campaign.

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Relax, the FAA Says the Dozens of Boeing 737 Max Planes in the Sky Right Now Are Totally Safe https://gizmodo.com/relax-the-faa-says-the-dozens-of-boeing-737-max-planes-1833216137

Following two devastating crashes involving the Boeing 737 Max-8 aircraft, China and Indonesia have grounded the model from commercial flights pending further investigation. As the general public has become increasingly concerned about the safety of flying on one of the most popular airplanes in the world, the Federal…

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Singapore Technologies Engineering (SGX:S63) Shareholders Have Enjoyed A 18% Share Price Gain https://news.yahoo.com/singapore-technologies-engineering-sgx-s63-230529438.html Singapore Technologies Engineering (SGX:S63) Shareholders Have Enjoyed A 18% Share Price GainBy buying an index fund, investors can approximate the average market return. But if you buy good businesses at attractive prices, your portfolio returns could exceed the average market return.Read More...


]]> Mon, 11 Mar 2019 19:05:29 +0000 BlogLikes - Find Most Popular Blogs Science Singapore Brazil to sign accord with U.S. on space technology next week https://news.yahoo.com/brazil-sign-accord-u-space-technology-next-week-230037858--finance.html Brazil to sign accord with U.S. on space technology next weekThe United States and Brazil have negotiated an accord to safeguard U.S. space technology the South American nation hopes will be used in commercial rockets lifting off from its launch site near the equator, the Brazilian government said on Monday. Brazil hopes to get a piece of the $300 billion-a-year space launch business by drawing U.S. companies interested in launching small satellites at a lower cost from the Alcantara base run by the Brazilian Air Force on the South American country's north coast.


]]> Mon, 11 Mar 2019 19:00:37 +0000 BlogLikes - Find Most Popular Blogs Science United States Brazil Air Force Alcantara Pompeo blames Russia, Cuba for Venezuelan crisis https://news.yahoo.com/u-slaps-sanctions-russian-bank-over-dealings-venezuela-144400689--finance.html Pompeo blames Russia, Cuba for Venezuelan crisis"This story is not complete without acknowledging the central role Cuba and Russia have played and continue to play in undermining the democratic dreams of the Venezuelan people and their welfare," Pompeo told reporters. "Moscow, like Havana, continues to provide political cover to the Maduro regime, while pressuring countries to disregard the democratic legitimacy of the interim president Guaido," he added. The Trump administration has taken several steps in recent weeks to ratchet up pressure on Maduro and bolster Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido, recognized by the United States and more than 50 other countries as interim president.


]]> Mon, 11 Mar 2019 19:00:17 +0000 BlogLikes - Find Most Popular Blogs Science Russia United States Moscow Cuba Havana Trump Maduro Pompeo Russia Cuba Juan Guaido Guaido New study shows eye scan can reveal changes associated with Alzheimer’s disease https://news.yahoo.com/study-shows-eye-scan-reveal-changes-associated-alzheimer-230000566.html New study shows eye scan can reveal changes associated with Alzheimer’s diseaseOphthalmologists at Duke University have found that a special type of eye scan can pick up changes indicative of Alzheimer’s disease. The eye scan is called optical coherence tomographic angiography, or OCTA for short. Within less than a minute, OCTA takes a non-invasive picture of the retina -- the nerve cells in the back of our eyes that convert light from the outside world into nerve signals that the brain interprets into images.


]]> Mon, 11 Mar 2019 19:00:00 +0000 BlogLikes - Find Most Popular Blogs Science Octa Duke University Desperate Venezuelans swarm sewage drains in search of water https://news.yahoo.com/desperate-venezuelans-swarm-sewage-drains-search-water-225201474.html Desperate Venezuelans swarm sewage drains in search of waterTejedor, 28, joined dozens of people who had flocked to the Guaire river, which snakes along the bottom of a sharp ravine alongside Caracas' main highway, to fill up a four-gallon (15 liter) plastic container. Unlike the fetid liquid flowing through the Guaire river, the water emerging from the pipe was at least clear. It's horrible, horrible," said Tejedor, preparing to carry the container on a small hand cart back to her home in the neighborhood of San Agustin.


]]> Mon, 11 Mar 2019 18:52:29 +0000 BlogLikes - Find Most Popular Blogs Science Caracas Tejedor Guaire Berners-Lee says World Wide Web, at 30, must emerge from 'adolescence' https://news.yahoo.com/berners-lee-says-world-wide-30-must-emerge-224412126--finance.html Berners-Lee says World Wide Web, at 30, must emerge from 'adolescence'Speaking to reporters at CERN, the physics research center outside Geneva where he invented the web, Berners-Lee said users of the web had found it "not so pretty" recently. "It seems we don't finish reeling from one privacy disaster before moving onto the next one," he added, citing concerns about whether social networks were supporting democracy. People who had grown up taking the internet's neutrality for granted now found that the administration of U.S. President Donald Trump had "rolled that back".


]]> Mon, 11 Mar 2019 18:44:12 +0000 BlogLikes - Find Most Popular Blogs Science Cern Geneva Donald Trump Berners Lee How Jones & Vining is Designing for the Age of Automation https://news.yahoo.com/jones-vining-designing-age-automation-224240252.html How Jones & Vining is Designing for the Age of AutomationFrank Roppolo, the company's VP of international sales, reveals where the last-maker is headed next.


]]> Mon, 11 Mar 2019 18:42:40 +0000 BlogLikes - Find Most Popular Blogs Science Jones Vining Frank Roppolo New Study Suggests Alzheimer's Disease May Be Detectable With an Eye Exam https://news.yahoo.com/study-suggests-alzheimers-disease-may-223134534.html New Study Suggests Alzheimer's Disease May Be Detectable With an Eye ExamResearch published by Duke Eye Center found differences in the eyes of people with Alzheimer's disease compared to healthy people that may be able to diagnose the condition in the future.


]]> Mon, 11 Mar 2019 18:31:34 +0000 BlogLikes - Find Most Popular Blogs Science Captain Marvel's Directors Discuss the Importance of the Women in Carol Danvers' Life https://io9.gizmodo.com/captain-marvels-directors-discuss-the-importance-of-the-1833208871

With Captain Marvel, co-directors Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck not only introduce the first female hero to lead her own movie set in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, but they also define a significant moment in the universe’s history that will factor into its future in a major way.

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As China prevails, France's Macron shuffles his cards in Djibouti https://news.yahoo.com/china-prevails-frances-macron-shuffles-cards-djibouti-222445946--business.html As China prevails, France's Macron shuffles his cards in DjiboutiDjibouti, strategically located at the southern entrance to the Red Sea on the route to the Suez Canal, hosts France's largest naval base on the continent and is home to some 1,400 personnel used to train African troops as well as to monitor the Horn of Africa and Yemen. "France considered Djibouti for too long to be a territory that was won," said a senior French diplomat based in the region. "But now the competition from China is fierce." Those comments echoed President Ismail Omar Guelleh's public criticism in 2015 accusing France - from which it gained independence in 1977 - of abandoning Djibouti and investing very little.


]]> Mon, 11 Mar 2019 18:24:45 +0000 BlogLikes - Find Most Popular Blogs Science France China Djibouti Suez Canal Red Sea Horn of Africa Ismail Omar Guelleh Macron Yemen France NPR's 'Invisibilia' Podcast Highlights Treatment Strategy Involving Treating Chronic Pain With More Pain https://news.yahoo.com/nprs-invisibilia-podcast-highlights-treatment-222208711.html NPR's 'Invisibilia' Podcast Highlights Treatment Strategy Involving Treating Chronic Pain With More PainSeason 5, episode 1 of NPR's "Invisibilia" podcast focuses on a treatment strategy that involves treating chronic pain with more pain.


]]> Mon, 11 Mar 2019 18:22:08 +0000 BlogLikes - Find Most Popular Blogs Science Npr Sleep is a brain-repair mechanism, new study proves http://feeds.boingboing.net/~r/boingboing/iBag/~3/onFPsa_8RN0/sleep-is-a-brain-repair-mechan.html Scientists Lior Appelbaum and David Zada in Israel publish new proof that sleep serves to help our brains repair damage.

Their study, published in the journal Nature, used genetically engineering transparent zebrafish with colorful chemical tags attached to chromosomes in their neurons, and found that chromosomes constantly change shape to repair DNA damage, but move twice as much during sleep as when awake.

“I think this is one of the key reasons we need to sleep,” said Lior Appelbaum from Bar-Ilan University in Israel. “An offline period gives us time to clean up everything for the next day, to give us a fresh start before we are busy with wakefulness again.”

From The Guardian:

Appelbaum said that chromosomes are constantly changing shape to allow the cells’ natural repair mechanisms to mend DNA damage at different points. When awake, the repair work cannot keep up with the rate at which damage builds up, but in the calm hours of sleep, the repair mechanisms have a chance to get on top of the job.

“It’s surprising, because the brain goes into a rest state, but the chromosomes move about twice as much during sleep,” Appelbaum said. “There is repair going on in the day, but sleep allows you to catch up.”

The process is akin to local councils patching up potholes at night when the traffic has eased.

“I propose that, when we are very tired, neurons accumulate so much damage that they signal the whole brain that we have to go to sleep to fix the damage and avoid going into an unsafe zone,” he added.

Next, they plan to replicate the study in mice.

Source: Sleep increases chromosome dynamics to enable reduction of accumulating DNA damage in single neurons

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Study Finds Alarming Number of Preteens Who Visit the ER Have Thoughts of Suicide https://gizmodo.com/study-finds-alarming-number-of-preteens-who-visit-the-e-1833214566

A sobering new study out Monday suggests that many preteens who visit the emergency department could be in dire need of help to address their suicidal ideation. It found that a substantial number of children between the ages of 10 to 12 who went to the hospital screened positive for suicide risk.

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