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Trump Congratulates Peggy Whitson In Call To Space Station, Says NASA Should Send Humans To Mars By His Second Term ‘At Worst’

During the White House call to the ISS on April 24, President Donald Trump told record-breaking NASA astronaut Peggy Whitson and crewmate Jack Fischer he would like to send people to Mars during his first term. Find out the other discussed topics.

Space April 25, 2017

Here Are Some Of The Coolest Protest Signs At The March For Science

Protesters gathered at the March for Science on Earth Day this year and stood up for the importance of science in everyday life. Many of them carried funny protest signs showing witty puns and slogans, turning the event into an absolute delight.

Earth/Environment April 24, 2017

Ghana, Kenya, And Malawi Get World's First Malaria Vaccine

The WHO announced the start of a pilot program to test the world’s first malaria vaccine, Mosquirix, developed by GlaxoSmithKline. The real-life trial will begin in 2018 in three African countries with a high prevalence of the mosquito-borne disease.

Public Health April 24, 2017

Meet Steve: Scientists, Aurora Enthusiasts Find New Mysterious Light In The Night Sky

Citizen scientists discovered an unusual new feature of the northern lights and called the mysterious atmospheric phenomenon ‘Steve.' ESA’s Swarm satellite also studied the purple gas stream, initially dubbed a proton aurora borealis, and finally uncovered its secret.

Earth/Environment April 24, 2017

How Huge Asteroid Didn’t Spell Doom For Earth But Instead Offers Plenty Of New Data

NASA captured radar images of 2014 JO25’s April 19 flyby revealing the asteroid’s physical features. This data is extremely valuable in determining future chances of an asteroid collision with Earth.

Space April 22, 2017

Indonesian ‘Hobbit’ Not Related To Modern Humans' Ancestor But Instead Has African Origins: Scientists

Homo floresiensis fossils revealed the tiny hominid didn’t evolve from Homo erectus, as previously believed. The Indonesian ‘hobbit’ is not a malformed version of Homo sapiens either but is in fact related to a much-ancient species.

Ancient April 22, 2017

Mobile Phone Use Can Lead To Brain Tumors, Italian Court Rules In Telecom Executive’s Case

An Italian court ruled telecom executive Roberto Romeo developed a brain tumor due to the prolonged use of a mobile phone as per his job requirements. The link between cellphones and brain cancer has been widely disputed in health studies.

Public Health April 21, 2017

In Worst Case Scenario, What Are The Most Fatal Effects Of An Asteroid Strike?

How would humanity die in a catastrophic collision with a large-sized asteroid? Researchers list the seven most deadly effects of a big asteroid impact and analyze which are more likely to wipe us out.

Space April 21, 2017

European Salamander Falls Prey To Deadly Fungus, And Scientists Worry About Its Future

Fire salamanders In Europe are facing possible extinction due to a skin-eating fungal disease. Infected amphibians rapidly succumb to the deadly Asian fungus, which could even reach the United States through the pet trade.

Animals April 21, 2017

Search For Alien Life: Scientists Discover Massive Earth-Like Planet That Could Be Habitable

An artistic rendition of the newly found super-Earth orbiting a red dwarf star hints at the close distance between the possibly habitable exoplanet and its parent star. The Earth-like planet is the prime candidate for finding signs of alien life.

Space April 20, 2017

Berkeley Finds Sweet Gains in Imposing Soda Tax: Other Anti-Soda, Anti-Sugar Measures In Action

Apart from Berkeley, California, six other U.S. cities have imposed taxes on sugar-sweetened beverages in an attempt to curb soda consumption and reduce obesity and diabetes rates. In Europe, several countries have also rallied to the soda tax.

Public Health April 20, 2017

President Trump To Call NASA Astronaut Peggy Whitson In Space This Monday

Expedition 51 Commander Peggy Whitson will be chatting live with President Donald Trump on April 24. Find out what the videoconference with the NASA astronaut will be all about and where you can watch it.

Space April 20, 2017

Trump’s ‘Buy American, Hire American’ Executive Order Limits Visa Program For Tech Workforce

Under the ‘Buy American, Hire American’ initiative, President Donald Trump signed an Executive Order targeting the H-1B work visa program. This could bring significant changes for the tech companies contracting highly skilled immigrant workforce, altering the visa allocation system.

Business Tech April 20, 2017

March For Science Set To Bring Thousands To Washington: What To Expect

The March for Science, happening April 22 on Earth Day, will be gathering massive numbers of science advocates to Washington, DC. The event embodies the scientific community’s protest to the science and environmental policies of the Trump administration.

Earth/Environment April 19, 2017

Starbucks Releases Its New Unicorn Frappuccino And It’s As Magical As You’d Expect

Check out the latest mythically inspired drink by Starbucks: the Unicorn Frappuccino. This tasty creation changes color and flavor as you stir it, and is only available until April 23.

Business Tech April 19, 2017

8.3 Million Adult Americans Suffer From Serious Psychological Distress: What Is It And What Can You Do About It?

Depression and anxiety are taking their toll on Americans, as more and more people struggle with psychological distress. Find out what the most common symptoms of PD are, what triggers this mental health disorder, and how to combat it.

Healthy Living/Wellness April 19, 2017

Scientists Find Giant Shipworm That's As Long As Your Arm: Here's How This Creature Grows So Big

The giant shipworm (Kuphus polythalamia), pictured here without its shell, is the world’s biggest and rarest bivalve mollusk. Dubbed the "unicorn" of marine biology, the mysterious creature owes its massive size to a symbiotic relationship with sulfur-eating bacteria.

Animals April 18, 2017

Hounded By Budget And Technical Woes, NASA’s First Mars Mission Faces Delay

The Orion Multi-Purpose Crew Vehicle will have to wait a while longer before it is finally sent to space. Technical and financial difficulties are prompting NASA to consider delaying the two scheduled exploration missions to Mars, EM-1 and EM-2.

Space April 18, 2017

Meet Another Zika Carrier, A Common Backyard Mosquito

Apart from Zika’s main carrier, Aedes aegypti, Aedes albopictus is the second mosquito species that could potentially transmit the disease. Although this species is not yet a confirmed Zika mosquito vector, Ae. albopictus has been found to carry Zika virus RNA.

Public Health April 17, 2017

Why Diabetes Is A Real Threat Among African-Americans

Black people are 1.7 more likely to contract diabetes than white people, statistics show. Since this chronic condition seems to be more prevalent among ethnic minorities, the American Diabetes Association has designed culturally specific programs to raise disease awareness.

Public Health April 17, 2017

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