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NASA Recommends Safety Tips to View the August Solar Eclipse

More than 300 million people in the United States potentially could directly view the Aug. 21 total solar eclipse, and NASA wants everyone who will witness this celestial phenomenon to do so safely. That Monday, a partial eclipse will be [...]

Hyperloop One Goes Farther and Faster Achieving Historic Speeds

World’s First Autonomous Pod Successfully Completes Inaugural Test Run As the only company in the world that has built an operational Hyperloop system, Hyperloop One continues to make history with the successful completion of its second phase of [...]

Celebrity Twitter Accounts Have ‘bot-like’ Behavior

‘Celebrity’ Twitter accounts – those with more than 10 million followers – display more bot-like behavior than users with fewer followers, according to new research. The researchers, from the University of Cambridge, used data from Twitter [...]

Cracking the Mystery of the Shape of Eggs

he eggs laid by birds come in an astonishing variety of shapes: ellipses in hummingbirds, spheres in owls, pointy ovoids in shorebirds and almost everything in between. Avian egg shape has fascinated humans for millennia – [...]

Antioxidant May Slow Symptoms of Aging in Skin

New work from the University of Maryland suggests that a common, inexpensive and safe chemical could slow the aging of human skin. The researchers found evidence that the chemical–an antioxidant called methylene blue–could slow or reverse [...]

When students pay attention in class, their brains are in sync

When people in a group are more engaged with each other and with the world around them, their brainwaves show remarkably similar patterns. That’s the conclusion of researchers who used portable EEG to simultaneously record brain [...]

Older adults embracing ‘living apart together’

Since 1990, the divorce rate among adults 50 years and older has doubled. This trend, along with longer life expectancy, has resulted in many adults forming new partnerships later in life. A new phenomenon called ‘Living [...]

Researchers Create 3-D Beating Heart

Matters of the heart can be complicated, but York University scientists have found a way to create 3D heart tissue that beats in synchronized harmony, like a heart in love, that will lead to better understanding [...]

Study tallies extra calories Americans consume in their coffee, tea

More than 160 million people in the U.S. drink coffee or tea on a regular basis, and many of them use sugar, cream, flavored syrups or other calorie-laden additives in their drinks of choice. A new [...]

Marijuana May Weaken the Heart

Active marijuana use may double the risk of stress cardiomyopathy, an uncommon heart muscle malfunction that can mimic heart attack symptoms, according to research presented at the American Heart Association’s Scientific Sessions 2016. The researchers found [...]