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Scientists detect gravitational waves from a new kind of nova, sparking a new era in astronomy

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Stars collide, and scientists — for the first time — could see and ‘hear’ it

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How Did Scientists Edit the Genes of Human Embryos?

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Scientists See Climate Change in California's Wildfires

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Trump taps AccuWeather CEO to head NOAA, breaking with precedent of appointing scientists

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Drones Let Scientists Get Inside Humpback Whale Blowholes

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Judge throws out industrial well permits scientists said would harm public waters

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Belgian scientists say they’ve made a research breakthrough in the relationship between sugar and cancer. Researchers found yeast with high levels of the sugar known as glucose overstimulated the same proteins often found mutated inside human tumors, making cells grow faster. The finding, published in Nature Communications on Friday, aims to shed light on how cancer develops. Johan Thevelein, Wim Versées and Veerle Janssens started researching sugar's link to cancer in 2008 to try and better understand what's called the Warburg effect, when tumor cells make energy through a rapid breakdown of glucose not seen in normal cells   Read More ...
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Relationship between sugar and cancer is now clearer, scientists say
Belgian scientists say they’ve made a research breakthrough in the relationship between sugar and cancer. Researchers found yeast with high levels of the sugar known as glucose overstimulated the same proteins often found mutated inside human tumors, making cells grow faster. The finding, published in Nature Communications on Friday, aims to shed light on how cancer develops. Johan Thevelein, Wim Versées and Veerle Janssens started researching sugar's link to cancer in 2008 to try and better understand what's called the Warburg effect, when tumor cells make energy through a rapid breakdown of glucose not seen in normal cells   Read More ...
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Lego unveils 'Women of NASA' set with astronauts, scientists
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Scientists see order in complex patterns of river deltas
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Scientist are employing new technologies to save the Great Barrier Reef
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Lego unveils 'Women of NASA' set with astronauts, scientists
ENFIELD, Conn. — Lego has unveiled a set of figures celebrating the women of NASA. The 231-piece set features Sally Ride, the first American female astronaut, and Mae Jemison, the first black woman to travel in space. Also included in the set are figures of astronomer and educator Nancy Grace Roman and computer scientist Margaret Hamilton. Lego versions of the Space Shuttle Challenger, the Hubble Space telescope can be put together with the set   Read More ...
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Scientists Zero In on a New Target for Obesity
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When Scientists Say "Me Too"
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Illinois sportfish recovery a result of 1972 Clean Water Act, scientists report
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Lego introduces 'Women of NASA' sets featuring female astronauts and scientists, but ‘Hidden Figures’ inspiration not included 
Lego's new "Women of NASA" sets come complete with replica space shuttles and telescopes for little feminist girls and boys. The "Women of NASA" Lego sets, announced by the company on Wednesday, will feature four prominent females who played major roles in the U.S. space program's history: astronauts Sally Ride and Mae Jemison, computer scientist Margaret Hamilton and astronomer Nancy Grace Roman   Read More ...
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Lego unveils 'Women of NASA' set with astronauts, scientists
ENFIELD, Conn. (AP) — The 231-piece set features Sally Ride, the first American female astronaut, and Mae Jemison, the first black woman to travel in space. Also included in the set are figures of astronomer and educator Nancy Grace Roman and computer scientist Margaret Hamilton. Lego versions of the Space Shuttle Challenger, the Hubble Space telescope can be put together with the set   Read More ...
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Lego unveils 'Women of NASA' set with astronauts, scientists
The 231-piece set features Sally Ride, the first American female astronaut, and Mae Jemison, the first black woman to travel in space. Also included in the set are figures of astronomer and educator Nancy Grace Roman and computer scientist Margaret Hamilton. Lego versions of the Space Shuttle Challenger, the Hubble Space telescope can be put together with the set. A miniature version of Hamilton's workspace at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology as she was programming software for the moon landing is also featured   Read More ...
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Lego unveils ‘Women of NASA’ set with astronauts, scientists
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Lego unveils 'Women of NASA' set with astronauts, scientists
ENFIELD, Conn. The 231-piece set features Sally Ride, the first American female astronaut, and Mae Jemison, the first black woman to travel in space. Also included in the set are figures of astronomer and educator Nancy Grace Roman and computer scientist Margaret Hamilton. Lego versions of the Space Shuttle Challenger, the Hubble Space telescope can be put together with the set   Read More ...
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Lego unveils ‘Women of NASA’ set with astronauts, scientists
ENFIELD, Conn. — Lego has unveiled a set of figures celebrating the women of NASA. The 231-piece set features Sally Ride, the first American female astronaut, and Mae Jemison, the first black woman to travel in space. Also included in the set are figures of astronomer and educator Nancy Grace Roman and computer scientist Margaret Hamilton. Lego versions of the Space Shuttle Challenger, the Hubble Space telescope can be put together with the set   Read More ...
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Lego unveils 'Women of NASA' set with astronauts, scientists
ENFIELD, Conn. (AP) — The 231-piece set features Sally Ride, the first American female astronaut, and Mae Jemison, the first black woman to travel in space. Also included in the set are figures of astronomer and educator Nancy Grace Roman and computer scientist Margaret Hamilton. Lego versions of the Space Shuttle Challenger, the Hubble Space telescope can be put together with the set   Read More ...
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Pruitt: Scientists receiving federal grants will be cut from EPA advising roles
Washington (CNN)Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt says scientists who sit on EPA advisory boards and committees who have also received federal grants for studies could be cut from their roles as soon as next week, citing a lack of objectivity in their research. Speaking at a Heritage Foundation event on Tuesday, Pruitt said that scientists who serve on those advisory boards who have also received funding from the EPA may not be "objective   Read More ...
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Scientists detect gravitational waves from a new kind of nova, sparking a new era in astronomy
Some 130 million years ago, in a galaxy far away, the smoldering cores of two collapsed stars smashed into each other. The resulting explosion sent a burst of gamma rays streaming through space and rippled the very fabric of the universe. The distant collision created a "kilonova," an astronomical marvel that scientists have never seen before. It was the first cosmic event in history to be witnessed via both traditional telescopes, which can observe electromagnetic radiation like gamma rays, and gravitational wave detectors, which sense the wrinkles in space-time produced by distant cataclysms   Read More ...
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Scientists witness huge cosmic crash, find origins of gold
This animation from NASA captures the discovery of a truly remarkable cosmic event. Scientists for the first time detected both the ripples in space and time and the light produced and emitted during the collision of two neutron stars. USA TODAY. Even in the normally mind-blowing science of astronomy, this discovery was special. Two months ago, scientists for the first time detected both the ripples in space and time and the light produced and emitted during the same cosmic event: the spectacular collision of two neutron stars   Read More ...
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Why People Refuse to Believe Scientists
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Our Federal Science Agencies Are in Mortal Danger
Our national political landscape is in disarray. As scientists, we watch with dismay as senior positions in our federal science agencies remain unfilled, science advisory panels get disbanded, and science-based policies are undermined. The Union of Concerned Scientists and many other organizations are sounding the alarm and drawing attention to these issues each day. And the science community is mobilized as never before to speak out when the administration or congress act in ways that sideline science, favor private over public interests, or threaten the role that facts, evidence, and science play in our democracy   Read More ...
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Scientists glean new data in spectacular cosmic collision
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Even Einstein Doubted His Own Gravitational Waves
Even before LIGO published its fifth detection this week, most modern scientists had already accepted gravitational waves as an observable manifestation of Einstein’s general relativity. But that hasn’t always been the case. As recently as the 1970s, scientists weren’t sure gravitational waves were strong enough to detect. Other theorists rejected their existence outright. Unsure Genius Interestingly, Einstein himself was a prominent doubter   Read More ...
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When stars collide: Scientists learn about creation of heavy metals on Earth
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Scientists discover neutron star collisions produce gold, platinum and other elements
Scientists have detected the collision of two neutron stars for the first time in history, yielding new insights into physics, the structure of the universe, and the origin of elements such as gold and platinum. Researchers from several institutions detected the evidence 130 million light years away on Aug. 17. They announced the discovery Monday. The collision was detected both through gravitational waves and through telescopes, which has never been done before   Read More ...
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Scientists explore how climate change may affect mental health
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Scientists witness huge cosmic crash, make major discoveries
By closely observing two stars in outer space, and watching as the stars crashed into each other, back in August, scientists in the U.S. and Europe say they've now been able to unlock multiple secrets.   Read More ...
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Scientists find new sources of gravitational waves. Why is that a big deal?
What's new out there? It's more like what's old. Scientists from around the world have confirmed from multiple sources that gravitational waves emanating from the collision of two neutron stars in the distant universe have been detected for the first time. How distant? Like 130 million light years away. A light year, for those struggling to remember high school physics, is the distance light can travel in one year, which is almost 6 trillion miles   Read More ...
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Thunder and lightning: scientists pair gravitational waves, light
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (Reuters) - Scientists in the United States and Europe have for the first time paired the detection of gravitational waves, the ripples in space and time predicted by Albert Einstein, with light from the same cosmic event, according to research published on Monday. The waves, caused by the collision of two extremely dense neutron stars some 130 million years ago, were first detected in August by the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatories, known as LIGO, in Washington state and Louisiana as well as at a third detector, named Virgo, in Italy   Read More ...
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Plant more trees to combat climate change: scientists
OSLO (Reuters) - Planting forests and other activities that harness the power of nature could play a major role in limiting global warming under the 2015 Paris agreement, an international study showed on Monday. Natural climate solutions, also including protection of carbon-storing peat lands and better management of soils and grasslands, could account for 37 percent of all actions needed by 2030 under the 195-nation Paris plan, it said   Read More ...
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Scientists to discuss decline in right whale population
Scientists will gather this weekend with a sense of urgency at the annual meeting of the North Atlantic Right Whale Consortium to discuss ways to protect the animals, whose population has dwindled to less than 500. At the rate the animals are dying (3 percent of the right whale population died over the past six months), the group doesn’t have long to act, according to Mark Baumgartner, an associate scientist with the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution in Falmouth and the leader of the consortium   Read More ...
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Scientists witness huge cosmic crash, find origins of gold
A violent collision of two super-dense neutron stars in a distant galaxy has helped astronomers uncover cosmic secrets, including where gold comes from. Scientists revealed Monday that detectors in space and on earth picked up the crash's faint signals in mid-August. Telescopes on every continent were able to see and measure light and energy emerging from the crash. The collision generated a fierce burst of gamma rays and a gravitational wave, a faint ripple in the fabric of space and time, first theorized by Albert Einstein   Read More ...
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'The most spectacular fireworks in the universe:' Scientists witness huge cosmic crash
USA TODAY - Even in the normally mind-blowing science of astronomy, this discovery was special. Two months ago, scientists for the first time detected both the ripples in space and time and the light produced and emitted during the same cosmic event: the spectacular collision of two neutron stars. The discovery would soon reveal secrets of the cosmos, including how gold was created   Read More ...
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In first, scientists detect light from gravitational wave source
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (Reuters) - Scientists in the United States and Europe have for the first time detected gravitational waves, the ripples in space and time predicted by Albert Einstein, at the same time as light from the same cosmic event, according to research published on Monday. The waves, caused by the collision of two neutron stars some 130 million years ago, were first detected in August by the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatories, known as LIGO, in Washington state and Louisiana as well as at a third detector, named Virgo, in Italy   Read More ...
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Scientists witness huge cosmic crash, find origins of gold | The Kansas City Star
A violent collision of two super-dense neutron stars in a distant galaxy has helped astronomers uncover cosmic secrets, including where gold comes from. Scientists revealed Monday that detectors in space and on earth picked up the crash's faint signals in mid-August. Telescopes on every continent were able to see and measure light and energy emerging from the crash. The collision generated a fierce burst of gamma rays and a gravitational wave, a faint ripple in the fabric of space and time, first theorized by Albert Einstein   Read More ...
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Scientists witness huge cosmic crash, find origins of gold
This animation from NASA captures the discovery of a truly remarkable cosmic event. Scientists for the first time detected both the ripples in space and time and the light produced and emitted during the collision of two neutron stars. USA TODAY. Even in the normally mind-blowing science of astronomy, this discovery was special. Two months ago, scientists for the first time detected both the ripples in space and time and the light produced and emitted during the same cosmic event: the spectacular collision of two neutron stars   Read More ...
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Stars collide, and scientists — for the first time — could see and ‘hear’ it
For the first time, scientists studying the universe have detected gravitational waves and observed visible evidence from the same cataclysmic collision — a neutron-star merger — providing rich new detail for understanding the cosmos and marking the beginning of a new era of coordinated astronomy. The discovery, published Monday in the journal Physical Review Letters, was made possible by the massive, laser-based gravitational wave detectors first envisioned by MIT physicist Rainer Weiss half a century ago and by an international network of partner observatories that responded by quickly aiming telescopes and scanning the night sky in search of the light and other electromagnetic radiation that shot across space from the same collision that emitted the gravitational waves   Read More ...
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