Skip to main content

Posts

Showing posts from September 13, 2016

SpaceX aims to resume launches in November, president says

By Irene Klotz CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (Reuters) - SpaceX is aiming to resume flights in November following a launch pad fire that destroyed a Falcon 9 rocket and an Israeli communications satellite it was due to lift into orbit, the company’s president said on Tuesday. The space services company suspended Falcon 9 flights while it investigates why the rocket burst into flames on Sept 1 as it was being fueled for a routine prelaunch test at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida. A video clip of Shotwell’s comments was posted on YouTube.


from Science News Headlines - Yahoo News http://ift.tt/2clLjSQ
via RO Water Filter

Japanese Volcano Sakurajima Due for Major Eruption

A Japanese volcano that last erupted in 1914 could be set to blow in the next few decades, new research suggests. The pool of liquid magma swelling beneath Sakurajima volcano is growing every year — a sign of a growing threat. "This big reservoir is growing, and it's growing at quite a fast rate," said study co-author James Hickey, a geophysical volcanologist at the University of Exeter's Camborne School of Mines in England.

from Science News Headlines - Yahoo News http://ift.tt/2cDOJVz
via RO Water Filter

Zika Can Cause Birth Defects in Monkeys Too

Some monkeys can contract Zika virus in the womb and show signs of brain damage similar to those seen in human babies, according to a new study. The findings mark the first time that a monkey has shown signs of "congenital Zika syndrome" — the range of health problems linked with Zika virus infection in the womb. The results suggest that researchers may be able to develop a model of Zika virus infection in monkeys that could help with the development of vaccines or other approaches that would help prevent birth defects caused by Zika, the researchers said.

from Science News Headlines - Yahoo News http://ift.tt/2cGexxJ
via RO Water Filter

Hillary Clinton's Health: Can Pneumonia Really Occur in Summer?

But while the illness may evoke images of cold weather, experts told Live Science that a late summer case of pneumonia is nothing surprising. Pneumonia, which is characterized by inflammation in the lungs, can be caused by bacteria, a virus or a combination of both, said Dr. Amesh Adalja, an infectious-disease specialist and a senior associate at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center's Center for Health Security. Adalja has not treated Clinton.

from Science News Headlines - Yahoo News http://ift.tt/2c87CPL
via RO Water Filter

Sugar Industry Tried to Bias Heart Research, Study Says

The sugar industry may have attempted to bias heart disease research in self-serving ways, downplaying studies that implicated sugar consumption in heart disease, and instead placing the blame on fats, a new study said. In the study, researchers looked at correspondence that happened between the leaders of a sugar trade organization and heart disease researchers. The study focused on the circumstances surrounding the publication of a 1967 review article about the influences of dietary sugar and fat on coronary heart disease (CHD), which is caused by the narrowing of the arteries supplying blood to the heart.

from Science News Headlines - Yahoo News http://ift.tt/2c6lMMK
via RO Water Filter

Changing Face of Science: The Psychology of Face Transplants

It's a harrowing experience just a few dozen people have endured: losing their faces to horrific injuries and then, against all odds, receiving new ones, through face transplant surgeries. The first of these patients, Isabelle Dinoire, has died, her doctors confirmed this week. Dinoire lost her life in April to cancer, perhaps related to the anti-rejection drugs that transplant recipients must take to prevent their immune systems from attacking their new tissue, news outlets reported.

from Science News Headlines - Yahoo News http://ift.tt/2c87OPm
via RO Water Filter

How Brangelina's Baby Bump Changed Image of Unwed Pregnant Stars

People magazine has drastically changed the way it covers unwed pregnant celebrity couples, and it's largely because of Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt's relationship, new research finds. In the 1970s and 1980s, celebrities who got pregnant out of wedlock were often married before the child's birth, said study researcher Hanna Grol-Prokopczyk, an assistant professor of sociology at the University at Buffalo, State University of New York. When People announced pregnancy news, it would also include an approximate wedding date on its front cover.

from Science News Headlines - Yahoo News http://ift.tt/2cUEYiB
via RO Water Filter

Disputed Maya Codex Is Authentic, Scholars Say

The authenticity of the Grolier Codex has been disputed for the last four decades. A group of researchers who revisited the rare Maya text now argue that there's no way it could be a forgery. If the 800-year-old Grolier Codex is indeed authentic, it would be the oldest known paper manuscript from the Americas, and one of just four Maya codices that are known today.


from Science News Headlines - Yahoo News http://ift.tt/2ccbzla
via RO Water Filter

Lightning Nearly 3 Times as Deadly as Tornadoes This Year

Death by lightning strike may seem rare, but lightning has killed nearly three times as many people this year as tornadoes have, the National Weather Service (NWS) reports. As of today (Sept. 12), 35 people have died from lightning strikes in the United States this year, the NWS said. In contrast, 12 people have died from tornadoes in 2016, the NWS reported.

from Science News Headlines - Yahoo News http://ift.tt/2cozMnP
via RO Water Filter