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  • Chemicals in lavender and tea tree oil appear to be hormone disruptors
    A new study lends further evidence to a suspected link between abnormal breast growth in young boys -- called prepubertal gynecomastia -- and regular exposure to lavender or tea tree oil, by finding that key chemicals in these common plant-derived oils act as endocrine-disrupting chemicals.
  • Expect a Warm, Wet Spring Across the US
    Even so, regions hit by drought will see little relief, NOAA forecasts.
  • Shelter
      The Covenant House in New Orleans is a safe haven for homeless teens and young adults who are fighting to stay alive and off the streets. In Shelter, a remarkable documentary produced by VICE, we meet several of the...Watch now →
  • Photos: These Animals Used to Be Giants
    These animals used to be giant.
  • Defense Official: Trump is Serious About Creating a Space Force
    Rep. Mike Rogers: "I am so excited to have the support of President Trump as we work towards this goal" of creating a space force.
  • On This Day In Space! March 18, 1980: Soviet Rocket Explosion Kills 48 People
    On March 18, 1980, a Soviet rocket exploded on the launchpad and killed 48 people. See how it happened in our On This Day in Space video series.
  • Jupiter Storm Blooms in Rosy Photo by NASA Probe
    A new photo shows a swirling maelstrom on Jupiter through rose-colored glasses.
  • NASA Investigation Linked 2015 Falcon 9 Failure to Design Error
    A NASA investigation into a 2015 SpaceX launch failure concluded a design flaw, rather than a manufacturing defect, likely initiated the chain of events that destroyed the vehicle.
  • Researchers explore the voids between superclusters
    An analysis of the cosmic microwave background has provided clues about the gas inside vast cosmic voids in space, between giant superclusters of galaxies.
  • March equinox: All you need to know
    The 2018 equinox comes March 20 at 16:15 UTC. It's an event that happens on our sky’s dome - and a seasonal marker in Earth’s orbit around the sun.
  • Rose-colored Jupiter
    This Juno spacecraft image, taken February 7, 2018, captures a close-up view of a storm with bright cloud tops in planet Jupiter's northern hemisphere.
  • Moon, Mercury, Venus March 18 to 20
    On March 18, the young moon will be tough to spot from Asia or the Southern Hemisphere, but the rest of the world has a shot at it. On March 19 and 20, we should all see the young moon.
  • The Beehive: 1,000 stars in Cancer
    On a dark night, look for it as a smudge of light, with 3 times the moon’s diameter. It’s really a wondrous cluster of stars called the Beehive, or M44.
  • March 18, 1852: Wells and Fargo start shipping and banking company
    On this day in 1852, in New York City, Henry Wells and William G. Fargo join with several other investors to launch their namesake business. The discovery of gold in California in 1849 prompted a huge spike in the demand for cross-country shipping. Wells and Fargo decided to take advantage of these great opportunities. In July 1852, their company shipped its first loads of freight from the East Coast to mining camps scattered around northern California. The company contracted with independent stagecoach companies to provide the fastest possible transportation and delivery of gold dust, important documents and other valuable freight. It also served as a bank–buying gold dust, selling paper bank drafts and providing loans to help fuel California’s growing economy. In 1857, Wells, Fargo and Co. formed the Overland Mail Company, known as the “Butterfield Line,” which provided regular mail and passenger service along an ever-growing number of routes. In the boom-and-bust economy of the 1850s, the company earned a reputation as a trustworthy and reliable business, and its logo–the classic stagecoach–became famous. For a premium price, Wells, Fargo and Co. would send an employee on horseback to deliver or pick up a message or package. Wells, Fargo and Co. merged with several other “Pony Express” and stagecoach lines in 1866 to become the unrivaled leader in transportation in the West. When the transcontinental railroad was completed three years later, the company began using railroad to transport its freight. By 1910, its shipping network connected 6,000 locations, from the urban centers of the East and the farming towns of the Midwest to the ranching and mining centers of Texas and California and the lumber mills of the Pacific Northwest. After splitting from the freight business in 1905, the banking branch of the company merged with the Nevada National Bank and established new headquarters in San Francisco. During World War I, the U.S. government nationalized the company’s shipping routes and combined them with the railroads into the American Railway Express, effectively putting an end to Wells, Fargo and Co. as a transportation and delivery business. The following April, the banking headquarters was destroyed in a major earthquake, but the vaults remained intact and the bank’s business continued to grow. After two later mergers, the Wells Fargo Bank American Trust Company–shortened to the Wells Fargo Bank in 1962–became, and has remained, one of the biggest banking institutions in the United States.
  • 17 Billion? How the CDC Estimated How Many Binge Drinks US Downs Each Year
    U.S. adults consume more than 17 billion alcoholic drinks during binges each year. But how did researchers calculate this?
  • 'Virtual Particles' Could Create Dark, Echoing Dead Stars
    There might be a massive, dead star out there that bends the stuff of raw vacuum and prevents itself from collapsing into a black hole.
  • Books and Black Holes: Stephen Hawking's Language Helps Us Grasp the Cosmos
    Those inspired by Stephen Hawking's classic book "A Brief History of Time" and by his legacy in cosmology are now picking up where Hawking's genius left off.
  • Stephen Hawking: Martin Rees Looks Back on Colleague's Spectacular Success Against All Odds
    UK's Astronomer Royal Martin Rees shares his memories of the late star physicist Stephen Hawking.
  • How can you know what to believe?
    It's not surprising that a new study linking extreme winter weather in the U.S. East with a warmer Arctic has drawn fire from global warming skeptics. Should you believe the study or the skeptics?
  • China's Tiangong-1 Space Lab Expected to Fall to Earth in 2 to 3 Weeks
    A new forecast by the European Space Agency’s Space Debris Office predicts that the 8.5-ton Tiangong-1 spacecraft will fall back to Earth between March 30 and April 6.
  • Is Sirius the most luminous star?
    To astronomers, the word "luminous" refers to a star's intrinsic brightness. Sirius is our sky’s brightest star, but only because it's relatively nearby at 8.6 light-years away.
  • March 17, 461: Saint Patrick dies
    On this day in 461 A.D., Saint Patrick, Christian missionary, bishop and apostle of Ireland, dies at Saul, Downpatrick, Ireland. Much of what is known about Patrick’s legendary life comes from the Confessio, a book he wrote during his last years. Born in Great Britain, probably in Scotland, to a well-to-do Christian family of Roman citizenship, Patrick was captured and enslaved at age 16 by Irish marauders. For the next six years, he worked as a herder in Ireland, turning to a deepening religious faith for comfort. Following the counsel of a voice he heard in a dream one night, he escaped and found passage on a ship to Britain, where he was eventually reunited with his family. According to the Confessio, in Britain Patrick had another dream, in which an individual named Victoricus gave him a letter, entitled “The Voice of the Irish.” As he read it, Patrick seemed to hear the voices of Irishmen pleading him to return to their country and walk among them once more. After studying for the priesthood, Patrick was ordained a bishop. He arrived in Ireland in 433 and began preaching the Gospel, converting many thousands of Irish and building churches around the country. After 40 years of living in poverty, teaching, traveling and working tirelessly, Patrick died on March 17, 461 in Saul, where he had built his first church. Since that time, countless legends have grown up around Patrick. Made the patron saint of Ireland, he is said to have baptized hundreds of people on a single day, and to have used a three-leaf clover–the famous shamrock–to describe the Holy Trinity. In art, he is often portrayed trampling on snakes, in accordance with the belief that he drove those reptiles out of Ireland. For thousands of years, the Irish have observed the day of Saint Patrick’s death as a religious holiday, attending church in the morning and celebrating with food and drink in the afternoon. The first St. Patrick’s Day parade, though, took place not in Ireland, but the United States, when Irish soldiers serving in the English military marched through New York City in 1762. As the years went on, the parades became a show of unity and strength for persecuted Irish-American immigrants, and then a popular celebration of Irish-American heritage. The party went global in 1995, when the Irish government began a large-scale campaign to market St. Patrick’s Day as a way of driving tourism and showcasing Ireland’s many charms to the rest of the world. Today, March 17 is a day of international celebration, as millions of people around the globe put on their best green clothing to drink beer, watch parades and toast the luck of the Irish.
  • Human 'chimeric' cells restore crucial protein in Duchenne muscular dystrophy
    Cells made by fusing a normal human muscle cell with a muscle cell from a person with Duchenne muscular dystrophy -- a rare but fatal form of muscular dystrophy -- were able to significantly improve muscle function when implanted into the muscles of a mouse model of the disease.
  • Soot transported from elsewhere in world contributes little to melting of some Antarctic glaciers
    Airborne soot produced by wildfires and fossil-fuel combustion and transported to the remote McMurdo Dry Valleys of Antarctica contains levels of black carbon too low to contribute significantly to the melting of local glaciers, according to a new study.
  • Raising transparency in the online advertising ecosystem
    The online advertising business, led by companies like Google or Facebook, generated over $200 billion revenue in 2017, with an year-over-year growth over 15 percent. This online advertising explosion is raising serious data privacy concerns.
  • Online intervention improves depression treatment rates in teen moms
    An online program persuaded teenage mothers across 10 Kentucky counties to seek medical help for depression, highlighting an inexpensive way to increase mental health treatment rates for the vulnerable group.
  • The absence of ants: Entomologist confirms first Saharan farming 10,000 years ago
    By analysing a prehistoric site in the Libyan desert, a team of researchers has been able to establish that people in Saharan Africa were cultivating and storing wild cereals 10,000 years ago. In addition to revelations about early agricultural practices, there could be a lesson for the future, if global warming leads to a necessity for alternative crops.
  • Chirping is welcome in birds but not in fusion devices
    Birds do it and so do doughnut-shaped fusion facilities called 'tokamaks.' But tokamak chirping -- a rapidly changing frequency wave that can be far above what the human ear can detect -- is hardly welcome to researchers who seek to bring the fusion that powers the sun and stars to Earth.
  • Piezomagnetic material changes magnetic properties when stretched
    Piezoelectric materials, which generate an electric current when compressed or stretched, are familiar and widely used: lighters that spark when you press a switch, microphones, sensors, motors and all kinds of other devices. Now a group of physicists has found a material with a similar property, but for magnetism. This 'piezomagnetic' material changes its magnetic properties when put under mechanical strain.
  • Genetic variant discovery to help asthma sufferers
    Researchers have identified a genetic variant that could improve the safety and effectiveness of corticosteroids, drugs that are used to treat a range of common and rare conditions including asthma, and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).
  • Tree care workers need better training to handle dangers on the job
    A new study calls attention to post-storm hazards posed to tree care workers and provides safety recommendations.
  • Soil fungi may help determine the resilience of forests to environmental change
    A major new study reveals that soil fungi could play a significant role in the ability of forests to adapt to environmental change.
  • We Were Totally Wrong About That Scott Kelly Space Genes Story
    We reported that after a year in space, Scott Kelly's genes were altered to the degree that he and his brother were no longer identical twins. Here's what we got wrong.
  • Pythons Are Cold-Blooded Killers But At Least They're Not Negligent Mothers
    Python moms care for their babies, even though it wears them down.
  • Plasmons triggered in nanotube quantum wells
    A novel quantum effect observed in a carbon nanotube film could lead to the development of near-infrared lasers and other optoelectronic devices, according to scientists.
  • Wandering greenhouse gas
    On the seafloor of the shallow coastal regions north of Siberia, microorganisms produce methane when they break down plant remains. If this greenhouse gas finds its way into the water, it can also become trapped in the sea ice that forms in these coastal waters.
  • Entomologist confirms first Saharan farming 10,000 years ago
    By analysing a prehistoric site in the Libyan desert, a team of researchers from the universities of Huddersfield, Rome and Modena & Reggio Emilia has been able to establish that people in Saharan Africa were cultivating and storing wild cereals 10,000 years ago. In addition to revelations about early agricultural practices, there could be a lesson for the future, if global warming leads to a necessity for alternative... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • The Most Interesting Science News Articles of the Week
    Here are the most interesting, amazing and unusual things that happened in the world of science this week. A recap of Live Science's best.
  • Mice change their appearance as a result of frequent exposure to humans
    Many tame domesticated animals have a different appearance compared to their relatives in the wild, for example white patches in their fur or shorter snouts. Researchers have now for the first time shown that wild house mice develop the same visible changes -- without selection, as a result of exposure to humans alone.
  • This Week's Top Space Stories
    People around the world remember the life of Stephen Hawking, the Great Red Spot on Jupiter is shrinking and turning orange and NASA's twin study confirms some fascinating findings. These are just some of this week's top stories on
  • The Most Amazing Space Photos This Week!
    Here are our picks for the most amazing space photos of the week.
  • Two better than one: Chemists advance sustainable battery technology
    Chemists describe design and synthesis of a pi-conjugation-extended viologen molecule as a novel, two-electron storage anolyte for neutral total organic aqueous redox flow batteries.
  • Researchers advise the use of anesthesia in fetuses from 21 weeks of gestation
    Although the problem of whether fetuses are able to feel pain or not is still controversial, researchers in Spain have found that from the second trimester of pregnancy, the future baby already shows signs of pain when given a harmful stimulus or as a response to stress. The finding, the researchers argue, indicate the need to anesthetize the fetus during open fetal surgery.
  • Climate change promotes the spread of mosquito and tick-borne viruses
    Scientists find that global warming has allowed disease-bearing insects to proliferate, increasing exposure to viral infections.
  • Amazing Images: The Best Science Photos of the Week
    Here are the stories behind the most amazing images in the world of science this week. A recap of the coolest photos featured on Live Science.
  • I Went to Space and Floated Above Earth Thanks to This Immersive Helmet
    A space helmet "theater" showed me an astronaut's view of Earth.
  • Circulatory System: Facts, Function & Diseases
    The human circulatory system keeps blood, oxygen and nutrients flowing through the body.
  • Neighborhood wellbeing and a sense of community is at the heart of a good home, say researchers
    A sense of wellbeing and a thriving community is key to a happy neighborhood according to housing researchers, who looked at the relationship between the experience of the home and well-being.
  • Menomous Solenodon, last survivor of a branch of mammals that appeared at the time of the dinosaurs, sequenced
    An article presents a draft genome of a small shrew-like animal, the venomous Hispaniolan solenodon. This unusual animal is one of the only extant venomous mammals, and it is the sole remaining branch of mammals that split from other insectivores at the time of the dinosaurs. The solenodon genome sequence revealed the answer to several evolutionary questions, such as whether the solenodon species indeed survived the meteor impact that killed the dinosaurs.
  • Potential RNA Markers of abnormal heart rhythms identified in circulating blood
    The irregular heart rhythm atrial fibrillation (AF) increases the risk of stroke and heart failure, but is often undiagnosed because of a lack of symptoms. Now, researchers have identified four short lengths of RNA (miRNAs) that show increased expression in the circulating blood of AF patients. These miRNAs could be used as potential biomarkers to predict the onset of AF disease.

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