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Last Week's Top Five Space & Science Headlines

"Baffling!" --Hubble Space Telescope "Reveals Something Unexpected at Work in the Universe" "Planet Earth Report" --The Race Against Time to Save One of the Great, Ancient African Civilizations Strange Mystery Star Orbiting Milky Way's Supermassive Black Hole --"Does It Defy...        

The Shaver Mystery: UFOs, the Hollow Earth, and the Birth of a Science Fiction Sub-Genre

It was 1945, and science fiction writer Ray Palmer was working as the editor of a popular pulp fiction magazine called Amazing Stories. A diminutive fellow with a hunchback, Palmer had suffered a near-crippling accident early in life that broke his spine, and the resulting unsuccessful surgery stunted his growth. Thus, at the age of 35,... Read more »

What keeps astronomers from publishing their results?

An article in Science by Daniel Clery investigates the mystery of why half the astronomers who are granted telescope time never seem to publish their results: “‘Still working’: Astronomers explain why they don’t publish”. I’ve often compared anthropology to astronomy in terms of data sharing and data generation. Show More Summary

The search for dark matter: Axions have ever fewer places to hide

(The Henryk Niewodniczanski Institute of Nuclear Physics Polish Academy of Sciences) If they existed, axions -- one of the candidates for particles of the mysterious dark matter -- could interact with the matter forming our world, but they would have to do this to a much, much weaker extent than it has seemed up to now. Show More Summary

OHSU, CDC unravel mysterious eye infection

(Oregon Health & Science University) A 26-year-old Oregon woman was the first known case of a human being infected with the cattle eyeworm Thelazia gulosa, which normally affects large animals. She was likely infected while being around cows near her rural home, experts conclude in a paper published in the American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene.

Today's Top Science Headline: The Riddle of the Quantum Sphinx --"Clues from Egyptian Hieroglyphs" (WATCH Today's 'Galaxy' Stream)

In his Lecture at Perimeter Institute, Robert Spekkens will explain why he believes that many quantum mysteries are a result of a category mistake concerning the nature of quantum states. Along the way, he will address some idiosyncratic questions, such...        

Solving the dark energy mystery: A new assignment for a 45-year-old telescope

(DOE/Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory) Today, the dome closes on the previous science chapters of the 4-meter Mayall Telescope in Arizona so that it can prepare for its new role in creating the largest 3-D map of the universe. This map could help to solve the mystery of dark energy, which is driving the accelerating expansion of the universe.

Research uncovers the mysterious lives of narwhals

Narwhals are some of the most elusive creatures in the ocean, spending most of their lives in deep water far from shore. But research being presented at the 2018 Ocean Sciences Meeting here on Monday may shed a bit of light on these enigmatic marine mammals.

‘I could hear things, and I could feel terrible pain’: when anaesthesia fails

Anaesthesia remains a mysterious and inexact science – and thousands of patients still wake up on the operating table every year. By Kate Cole-Adams When Rachel Benmayor was admitted to hospital, eight and a half months pregnant, inShow More Summary

Watch the Perimeter Public Lecture live: Unravelling quantum mysteries

In another free, streamable lecture bringing high science to the masses, Robert Spekkens explains how quantum-mechanics mistakes happen The post Watch the Perimeter Public Lecture live: Unravelling quantum mysteries appeared first on

'Westworld' Season 2: New Parks and Pivotal Character Revealed

While all eyes are on the mysterious 'Samurai World,' an official HBO website hints at four additional parks within the science fiction world. read more

I should have done this by now...

Today marks the day of 12 years of blogging. Twelve years! During this time, I've managed to remain a mysterious pseudonym to almost everyone. Very few people know who I am.But a lot has changed since then. The Open Science movement,...Show More Summary

New discovery could improve organic solar cell performance

(DOE/Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory) Scientists who are members of a new energy materials-related science center based at Berkeley Lab have solved a mystery that could lead to gains in efficiency for organic solar cells.

Insects took off when they evolved wings

(Stanford's School of Earth, Energy & Environmental Sciences ) Now buzzing and whizzing around every continent, insects were mysteriously scarce in the fossil record until 325 million years ago -- when they first took flight and, according to a new study, evolutionarily took off.

Last Week's Top Space & Science Headlines --New Discoveries & Unsolved Mysteries

Stephen Hawking: Wake Up, Science Deniers! --"Earth is Morphing into Venus" (WATCH Today's 'Galaxy' Stream) "Unlike Anything We’ve Seen Before" --Neutron-Star Merger Afterglow Continues to Brighten "Leveraging the Human Cloud" --Citizen Scientists Discover New Kepler Earth-Like Planets Orbiting Sun-Like Stars...        

USC stem cell scientists chew on the mysteries of jaw development

(University of Southern California - Health Sciences) Scientists in the USC Stem Cell laboratory of Gage Crump have revealed how key genes guide the development of the jaw in zebrafish. These findings may offer clues for understanding craniofacial anomalies in human patients, who sometimes carry a mutation in equivalent genes.

Today's Top Science Headline: Clue to the Mystery of Carbon’s Cosmic Origin Uncovered --"The Backbone of Life"

A chemical found in a distant gas cloud could help explain where planets like Earth get the seeds of life. Some 18 percent of the human body’s weight is carbon. The simple element is considered the backbone of life, and...        

On the Trail of Megalodon Ancestors

Scientists in Alabama Solve Forty-Year Shark Puzzle A team of scientists from the University of Alabama and the McWane Science Centre (Birmingham, Alabama), have solved a four-decade-long prehistoric shark mystery, naming a new species...Show More Summary

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