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WHERE THE PARTY'S AT -- The study found that there were more than 156,000 calls to US Poison Control Centers regarding exposures to attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) medications among children and adolescents 19 years of age and younger from January 2000 throu
Each year, we invite name enthusiasts across the country to guess the year's rising and falling names. It's trickier than it sounds. Sure, we might have been able to guess the rise of Logan after a year that featured both the X-Men "Logan" movie and
The Queqiao spacecraft is now on its way toward L2. Enlarge / The far side of the Moon. No robotic spacecraft has ever made a soft landing here. (credit: NASA) China's space agency has taken a critical first step toward an unprecedented robotic landi
Food for astronauts, new space gardening gear and an experiment on how cement forms in microgravity are poised to launch Monday to the International Space Station aboard Orbital ATK's unmanned Cygnus spacecraft.
A new study reveals declines in prostate cancer screening and diagnoses in the United States in recent years, as well as decreases in the use of definitive treatments in men who have been diagnosed.
A scientific paper, originally published in March, from peer-reviewed journal Progress in Biophysics and Molecular Biology has found its way in this week's news-cycle. The paper, which is co-written by 33 authors including molecular immunologist Edwa
On this day in 1570, says Google, Abraham Orteliuspublished the first modern atlas, theTheatrum Orbis Terrarum.As a result he’s the subject of one of today’s Google Doodles. Google, of course, has some small interest in maps. [Nat
There’s an idea in philosophy called the Australia principle—I don’t know the original of this theory but here’s an example that turned up in a google search—that posits that Australia doesn&#8217
Forget the gray, green and brown dinosaurs in the "Jurassic Park" movies. Paleontologist Jack Horner wants to transport people back in time to see a feathered Tyrannosaurus rex colored bright red and a blue triceratops with red fringe similar to a ro
In the weeks since Hawaii's Kilauea volcano began erupting, dozens of homes have burned from oozing lava, people have fled their homes and plumes of steam from the summit have shot skyward, prompting officials to distribute face masks to protect agai
Few parents are using some simple strategies to protect kids from food poisoning outside the home, such as at a potluck or restaurant, according to a new report from C.S. Mott Children's Hospital National Poll on Children's Health at the University o
China launched its first domestically produced aircraft carrier earlier for sea trials this week at the northeastern port of Dalian, in the south of Liaoning Province, China. The new ship has not been named yet and carries the temporary designation T
It has been done to death since the 1990s but it is the gift that keeps on giving, as a look back through the archives of New Scientist shows
The Bulletin of Atomic Scientists calls it "a plant that could save civilization, if we let it." Slashdot reader meckdevil writes: A "super chickpea plant" now in development could remove huge amounts of excess atmospheric carbon dioxide and fix it i
For its updated news application, Google is doubling down on the use of artificial intelligence as part of an effort to weed our disinformation and help users get viewpoints beyond their own "filter bubble."
Australia said Sunday the culling of wild horses in a unique national park would be banned despite fears the animals were threatening native species.
Yesterday's tragic shooting in a Texas high school was the 101st mass shooting incident in the USA this year. You can see the locations of all 101 mass shootings on ABC 15's interactive map. The map plots every mass shooting incident so far this year
Scientists have deciphered the mechanism of a chemical reaction critical for the development of environmentally friendly combustion technologies
May 14-18, 2018 To start the week, Emma has some good news: butterflies are adapting more nimbly to the Anthropocene that some might have thought. This happy ending surprised the researchers. Our mindset in 2014 was simply to reconfirm the extinction
The quantum story is all brilliant insights, flawed male scientists and few female ones. To progress, we may need to dump our prejudices, says a new book
Drones:A nano drone has been created: a robotic 'fly' powered by a laser has taken a very short flight.A US program plans on opening more airspace to testing drones.Apple is joining a drone program to improve its maps.Criminals used drones to thwart
Long-time Slashdot reader Yhcrana shares "some good old fashioned astronomy news." Astronomers have discovered "a black hole 20 billion times the mass of the sun eating the equivalent of a star every two days," reports the New York Times. The black h
In the early days of his presidency, Donald Trump famously declared that nobody knew that healthcare could be so complicated. At the time, he was talking about health insurance. But perhaps he was also thinking about two potentially life-threatening
Jurors return to a Silicon Valley courtroom Monday to put a price on patented iPhone design features copied by Samsung in a legal case dating back seven years.
The United Nation's food agency and the European Union on Saturday called for global action to protect pollinators, and bees in particular, which are crucial for ensuring food security.
The UK's Ordnance Survey has released a story map which allows you to follow today's royal wedding on an interactive map. The story map includes all the important locations on this important day. The Royal Wedding map plots Prince Harry's and Meghan
Science It's all about their chemistry. Even the largest possible explosive event from Kilauea would still be tiny compared to other volcanoes around the world, from Krakatoa to Mount St. Helens to Vesuvius. Science It's all about their chemistry. Ev
A mechanism for an industrially used catalysis of an aromatic polyimide precursor is now revealed by use of synchrotron radiations. This finding is of service to the more economical production of an aromatic polyimide by further development of cataly
Despite voters, Congress has yet another debate on whether climate change is real. Enlarge / Congressman Mo Brooks wanted to know if scientists were including the influence of rocks falling into the ocean when they calculated sea level rise. A poll c
Someday you might buy wine in a plastic bottle made from the same grapes. Their skins, stems, and seeds can be used to make plastic that lasts longer
I love Chlamydia.  Really I do.  It was in a paper analyzing two Chlamydial genomes that I first noticed a very strange pattern of genome evolution.This in turn led to our discovery that large genome inversions in bacteria and archa
"Researchers may have identified a compound that can stop some of the most common cold viruses, the rhinovirus, in its tracks, according to a new report published in the journal Nature." An anonymous reader quotes Fortune: The scientists' work is ear
What difference does half a degree Celsius of global warming make? To many plants and animals, and especially insects, it could mean the difference between life and death, according to a new study. In a paper published Thursday in Science, researcher
“French prosecutors on Thursday sought prison terms of up to seven years for a group of Hungarians on trial over accusations they stole rare maps worth millions of euros from a string of French libraries,” Agence France-Presse rep
Rental platforms like Airbnb are hoping for a boost from a new law coming into force next month in Japan ahead of an expected surge in demand for the 2020 Olympics, but experts warn it could actually hamper business in the short-term.
To meet its growing electricity needs in its drive to develop oil resources in remote Arctic regions, Russia has built a floating nuclear power station, a project that detractors deride as a "Chernobyl on ice".
Henderson Island is a remote island in the South Pacific. Nobody lives there but, despite being uninhabited, its beaches are covered in rubbish. In fact 19 tonnes of trash made up of 37 million separate pieces litter this deserted island. In What Hap
Science Bruce Barritt wanted to create a new apple variety. This is how he tasted his way to the Cosmic Crisp. Bruce Barritt wanted to create a new apple variety. This is how he tasted his way to the Cosmic Crisp. Science Bruce Barritt wanted to crea
Nanoparticles derived from tea leaves inhibit the growth of lung cancer cells, destroying up to 80 percent of them, new research by a joint Swansea University and Indian team has shown. The team made the discovery while they were testing out a new me
A mundane federal solicitation may be key to ensuring the lander happens. Plumes of water vapor on Europa? A lander could tell us much more. (credit: NASA/ESA/K. Retherford/SWRI) NASA is in various stages of planning two multi-billion dollar missions
When I was visiting the University of Washington the other day, Ariel Rokem showed me this cool data visualization and exploration tool produced by Jason Yeatman, Adam Richie-Halford, Josh Smith, and himself. The above image gives a sense of the dash
The beauty of the skies is on display in this incredible image, the first sent back by NASAs Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite on its way past the moon
After several thousand years spent looking up and contemplating the nature of the cosmos, as well as whats for dinner, we humans have amassed a lot of knowledge. We know the precise age of the Earth and the universe. We know how life sends copies of
An anonymous reader quotes a report from The New York Times: Will it soon be possible to simulate the feeling of a spirit not attached to any particular physical form using virtual or augmented reality? If so, a good place to start would be to figure
California cities and towns may find themselves on a water budget in the next decade under a pair of bills approved Thursday by the legislature. The measures follow Gov. Jerry Browns call to make water conservation a permanent way of life in a state
Matt Nolan and his family have created a topographic map of Denali, the highest peak in North America, using a form of stereo photogrammetry Nolan calls fodar: they repeatedly overflew the peak in a small airplane and took photos of the terrain below
Getting rid of fossil fuels by mid-century and making the switch to large-scale renewable energy sources and nuclear power offers the best chance of meeting the climate change targets set out by the Paris accord, a prominent American economist said F
A California company confirmed that a flaw in its website allowed outsiders to pinpoint the location of mobile phones in the United States without authorization.
City-Guesser is a fun map quiz which tests your knowledge of world cities. In City-Guesser you are shown the maps of major cities around the world. All you have to do is name which city is being shown in each map. To ensure that the game isn't ridicu
Last Wednesday, May 9, Brian Engh and I bombed out to Utah for a few days of paleo adventures. Here are some highlights from our trip. We started at a Triassic tracksite on Thursday. But I’m not going to post any pictures of the t