Science

  • Could this ring-shaped DNA change how we treat cancer?
    on November 21, 2019 at 1:20 pm

    Scientists from UC San Diego and Stanford University show that the circular ecDNA in cancer cells outside the chromosome dramatically increases oncogenes, making tumors more aggressive. (Pixabay). Share Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Email Print.

  • A New Risk in Human Spaceflight
    by Marina Koren on November 21, 2019 at 1:00 pm

    Astronauts are more than cosmic travelers. They’re also research subjects in the careful study of what, exactly, outer space does to the human body. On the ground, researchers measure vitals, draw blood, swab cheeks, and more. In orbit around the Earth, the …

  • The Moon: Our Planet’s Constant Companion
    on November 21, 2019 at 12:25 pm

    The moon is our constant companion and Earth’s only consistent natural satellite. It has a diameter of about 2,159 miles (3,475 kilometers), making it bigger than the dwarf planet Pluto . The moon is one-fourth our planet’s size but has a lower density, meaning …

  • Recently discovered protein may play key role in obesity and metabolic disease
    by James Ives on November 21, 2019 at 12:11 pm

    With unexpected findings about a protein that’s highly expressed in fat tissue, scientists at Scripps Research have opened the door to critical new understandings about obesity and metabolism. Their discovery, which appears Nov. 20 in the journal Nature, …

  • Study Discover Less-Known Protein Appears to Play Very Important Role in Metabolic Disease and Obesity
    on November 21, 2019 at 12:08 pm

    With unexpected findings of a protein that is extremely expressed in fat tissue, scientists at Scripps Research have opened the door to essential new understandings about obesity and metabolism. Their discovery, which seems Nov. 20 within the journal …

  • A Rare and Stunning ‘Unicorn Meteor Shower’ Could Light Up the Skies Tonight
    on November 21, 2019 at 12:03 pm

    Two meteor experts are predicting that hundreds of meteors will grace the skies tonight (Nov. 21) in a rare event known as the “unicorn” meteor shower. The alpha Monocerotid meteor shower happens every year between Nov. 21 and Nov. 23, but it typically …

  • This underwater rover could explore ocean worlds in our solar system
    by Ashley Strickland on November 21, 2019 at 11:57 am

    (CNN) Astronomers have uncovered increasing evidence that some bodies in our solar system, like Jupiter’s moon Europa and Saturn’s moon Enceladus, are actually ocean worlds. And those oceans could potentially host life — even if they formed in a way …

  • SpaceX launches 5600 pounds of supplies to the space station — but misses the landing
    on November 21, 2019 at 11:52 am

    As more than 5,600 pounds of supplies successfully headed to the International Space Station from the Cape Wednesday, ‘s rocket booster zoomed back to Earth, making an unexpected splash down in the Atlantic Ocean. The mission, from launch complex …

  • Astronauts Enjoy Space Veggies and Look to the Future of Cosmic Salads
    by Chelsea Gohd on November 21, 2019 at 11:38 am

    As astronauts harvest and munch on mizuna, or Japanese mustard greens, aboard the International Space Station, the future of humans growing their own food in space grows brighter. In 2015, astronauts aboard the space station grew a crop of red lettuce …

  • Sierra Nevada Unveils ‘Shooting Star’ Cargo Module for Dream Chaser Space Plane
    by Amy Thompson on November 21, 2019 at 11:37 am

    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — A shooting star has landed here at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center (KSC). Ahead of the first planned launch of its Dream Chaser spacecraft (scheduled for sometime in fall 2021) Sierra Nevada Corp. — the company behind the …

  • Short Meteor Storm Visible In The Eastern Skies Tonight
    on November 21, 2019 at 11:19 am

    Seeing a unicorn is pure fiction unless you look to the skies. The Monoceros constellation, the unicorn, will be the center of attention on Thursday, November 21 as a meteor storm will be visible for only 15-45 minutes beginning at around 10:15 PM Central …

  • Meet the robotic pioneers that will help humanity colonize Mars
    by Georgina Torbet on November 21, 2019 at 11:00 am

    From NASA’s upcoming Moon to Mars mission to Elon Musk’s ambitious plans to use a SpaceX Starship to eventually colonize Mars, the race to populate the Red Planet is already on. But before humans can visit Mars and set up any kind of long-term base …

  • Solar storm to trigger Northern Lights TONIGHT over US and Canada – How to watch?
    by Sebastian Kettley on November 21, 2019 at 10:31 am

    A SOLAR STORM triggered by a stream of energy from the Sun is expected to result in the Northern Lights over parts of Canada and the US tonight (November 21). Find out how to watch the stunning aurora. By Sebastian Kettley Sebastian Kettley. 10:31, Thu …

  • Seems There’s a Fifth Fundamental Force in Town
    by Christina Daumann on November 21, 2019 at 9:59 am

    All the known forces of nature can be traced to 4 fundamental interactions: gravitational, electromagnetic, strong and weak forces. After spotting the same anomaly twice in two different atoms, scientists suggest that there’s a fifth force mediated by …

  • Ring-shaped DNA provides cancer cells with a malignant twist
    on November 21, 2019 at 9:05 am

    PanARMENIAN.Net – Deoxyribonucleic acid or DNA encodes information, not only in its sequence but also in its shape. Building upon previous revelatory work, a team of scientists, led by researchers at University of California San Diego, the UC San Diego …

  • Science X Account
    on November 21, 2019 at 8:55 am

    The allocated sums are 4 to 6 million rubles, and the duration is 2 years. The competition by RFBR aims to support continuing work by young researchers and their teams and to stabilize the employment situation in the most efficient collectives. The list of this …

  • What Would Aliens Be Like?
    by Samuel Levin on November 21, 2019 at 8:48 am

    We don’t know whether there are any aliens or not. But there are so many planets in the universe – some say more planets than all the grains of sand on Earth – that many scientists think it’s worth looking. To help narrow our search, we often try to figure out …

  • ‘Unicorn’ meteor shower could produce rare storm Thursday night
    on November 21, 2019 at 8:14 am

    (WDBJ/Gray News) – Thursday night’s Alpha Monocerotid meteor shower could produce a meteor outburst, meaning multiple shooting stars per second could stream across the night sky, according to WDBJ meteorologist Brent Watts. Astronomers have been …

  • NASA’s Fermi, swift missions enable a new era in gamma-ray science
    by Francis Reddy on November 21, 2019 at 7:55 am

    On Jan. 14, 2019, the Major Atmospheric Gamma Imaging Cherenkov (MAGIC) observatory in the Canary Islands captured the highest-energy light every recorded from a gamma-ray burst. MAGIC began observing the fading burst just 50 seconds after it was …

  • Metal Pollution, the New Danger for Corals in Warming Oceans
    on November 21, 2019 at 7:54 am

    In a study, led by the Cornell University (U.S.), published in the journal Ecological Applications, scientists report evidence of metal pollution creating danger for the soft coral sea fans. “We know warming oceans pose an existential threat to coral reefs around …

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