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Geminids 2018: Three-mile wide asteroid 3200 Phaethon heads to Earth TONIGHT – Express.co.uk

Geminids 2018: Three-mile wide asteroid 3200 Phaethon heads to Earth TONIGHT – Express.co.uk

The source of the Geminid meteor shower is the 3200 Phaethon, which is unusual because comets usually create meteor showers with icy debris. The Phaethon was first discovered in October 1983 and named after the Greek myth about the son of Helios, the sun god, because it closely approached the sun. The meteor shower happens […]

Vaccination Debate: Tenn. Congressman-elect claims CDC may be withholding vaccine research – WZTV

Vaccination Debate: Tenn. Congressman-elect claims CDC may be withholding vaccine research – WZTV

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WZTV) —  Tennessee Congressman-elect, and physician, Mark Green is making the case that vaccines may cause autism. However, in a statement Wednesday, he said some of his comments have been misconstrued. Green explained his kids are vaccinated, and he encourages people to vaccinate their kids. Is there any link between vaccines and autism? […]

Batch of tiny NASA satellites are about to launch with Rocket Lab – The Verge

Batch of tiny NASA satellites are about to launch with Rocket Lab – The Verge

Just a month after pulling off its first commercial launch to orbit, small satellite launcher Rocket Lab is ready to put tiny probes into space again. The company’s small Electron rocket is slated to take off again from New Zealand sometime in the next week. And this time, the company’s client is none other than […]

Heavy Screen Time Appears To Impact Childrens' Brains: Study – New Vision

Heavy Screen Time Appears To Impact Childrens' Brains: Study – New Vision

The study — which involves scanning the brains of 4,500 children — eventually aims to show whether screen time is addictive, but researchers need several years to understand such long-term outcomes. The American Academy of Pediatrics now recommends parents “avoid digital media use — except video chatting — in children younger than 18 to 24 […]

Dracula ant's killer jaws are nature's fastest mover at 200 mph – The Guardian

Dracula ant's killer jaws are nature's fastest mover at 200 mph – The Guardian

Move aside cheetah and peregrine falcon, there is a new contender for the title of fastest animal on Earth: the Dracula ant. Scientists have discovered that the small tropical insect can snap its mandibles at up to 90 metres a second (more than 200 mph), the fastest animal movement on record. The ants use the […]

Here's what happened to 6,000 women on a Mediterranean diet – Treehugger

Here's what happened to 6,000 women on a Mediterranean diet – Treehugger

The women in a 12-year study who adhered most closely to the diet had reduced heart disease risk similar to taking statins or other medications. I know. We keep hearing (and hearing and hearing) about the miracles of the Mediterranean diet. The eating pattern made famous by the long-living people of the Mediterranean region is […]

We Finally Know What Killed Sea Life in The Deadliest Mass Extinction in History – ScienceAlert

We Finally Know What Killed Sea Life in The Deadliest Mass Extinction in History – ScienceAlert

Around 252 million years ago, Earth experienced catastrophic devastation – an extinction event so severe that it wiped out almost all of the life on Earth. Up to 70 percent of all land vertebrate species were killed off, and a massive 96 percent of all marine species, including the famous trilobite that had previously survived […]

Some Licensed Producers Are Selling Weed Oils That Are Placebos: Researchers – VICE

Some Licensed Producers Are Selling Weed Oils That Are Placebos: Researchers – VICE

Scientus Pharma claims weed oils are wildly inconsistent. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chris Young A biopharmaceutical company hoping to disrupt the cannabis extraction market is claiming some Canadian licensed producers are selling cannabis oils that are tantamount to placebos. Cannabis oils have surged in popularity over the last couple years, but for medical patients—many of whom don’t want […]

Masculine faces seen as more competent than female ones – The Independent

Masculine faces seen as more competent than female ones – The Independent

People with masculine faces are perceived to be more competent than those with feminine features, which could adversely affect our choice of world leaders, according to a new study. Published in the journal Psychological Science, the study examined the “visual ingredients” of a person’s appearance that could convince others of their capability to be efficient and/or […]

A Woman Was Killed by a Rare Brain-Eating Amoeba For a Really Stupid Reason – ScienceAlert

A Woman Was Killed by a Rare Brain-Eating Amoeba For a Really Stupid Reason – ScienceAlert

Flushing out your nasal cavity is a common method for clearing sinuses, but it could also be a vector for deadly, brain-eating amoeba. At least, that’s what can happen if you don’t carefully follow the instructions, as a new case report has made all too clear.   Using a neti pot or another kind of […]

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