It’s more than passing strange that in an age of so much scientific and medical progress so many people remain in the dark about the science of their own private parts. That this can be a cause of embarrassment is one of the least of the harmful consequences of such ignorance. As Dr. Jen Gunter
The 2006 Mercury transit across the Sun observed in great detail with the three telescope … [+] instruments on board the Hinode (Solar-B) satellite. Hinode JAXA/NASA/PPARC On Monday morning at 7:34 a.m. ET the planet Mercury will begin to cross the sun’s disk. This is not going to be the easiest astronomical event of 2019
null Getty Our Sun is about five billion years old. It’s a difficult span of time to wrap our heads around, but the Sun is not particularly old for a star. We know of stars well more than twice that age. We also know that the Sun formed from the remnants of older, long-dead stars.
A new calculator developed by a team from The Cleveland Clinic can help calculate the risk of … [+] different cardiovascular outcomes when you opt for bariatric surgery versus non-surgical care under different circumstances. Photographer: Ron Antonelli/Bloomberg © 2014 Bloomberg Finance LP It’s not clear when you can say, “there’s an app for that,” because
This simulation shows the radiation emitted from a binary black hole system. In principle, we should… [+] have neutron star binaries, black hole binaries, and neutron star-black hole systems, covering the entire allowable mass range. In practice, we see a ‘gap’ in such binaries between about 2 and 5 solar masses. It is a great
Parrots throw perfectly good food onto the floor because that’s what parrots do, according to a new study A wild blue-headed macaw (Primolius couloni) prepares to waste a fruit in the Amazonian region in … [+] Perú. (Credit: José Tella) José Tella If you live with parrots, like me, then you spend a significant amount
Meteorological Phenomena Identification near the Ground, or mPING, was developed in 2012 by NOAA’s … [+] National Severe Storms Laboratory as a way to collect public weather reports; think of it as Waze for weather. RadarScope Crowdsourcing mobile apps are becoming more and more commonplace as platforms for users to share information and resources. Typically,
We often visualize space as a 3D grid, even though this is a frame-dependent oversimplification when… [+] we consider the concept of spacetime. The question of whether space and time are discrete or continuous, and whether there’s a smallest possible length scale, is still unanswered. However, we do know that below the Planck distance scale,
Share to facebook Share to twitter Share to linkedin Balls of ice formed on Lake Michigan during the spring thaw. Getty They’ve been spotted along a river in Alaska, on the beach in Finland and they regularly form along the shores of Lake Michigan. Balls of ice that look as if they’ve been sculpted by
Marco Verch / Flickr Here’s a hypothetical to ponder. Imagine going to an IMAX theatre, grabbing a pair of 3D glasses, and watching a new movie you have been waiting all year to see. Sounds like fun, right? Now, imagine engaging in that same experience with one minor change. Before the movie begins, you are
J.K. Rowling hit the headlines recently not because of a new book, but because of a bold declaration: volunteering in orphanages is harmful. She tweeted: “#Voluntourism is one of drivers of family break up in very poor countries. It incentivises ‘orphanages’ that are run as businesses.” The charity Rowling founded, Lumos, has just launched a
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Fossils unearthed in southern Germany of a remarkable ape that lived about 11.6 million years ago may dramatically alter the understanding of the evolutionary origins of a fundamental human trait – walking upright on two legs. Twenty-one fossilized bones of the most complete partial skeleton of a male of the extinct ape
Composite image of the transit of Mercury in 2016. NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center/SDO/Genna Duberstein On Monday, November 11, Mercury will pass in front of the Sun as seen from Earth. It is known as a transit. It last happened in 2016, but the next one won’t happen again until 2032. Catch it if you
Virgin Orbit performed a drop test of LauncherOne in July 2019. Virgin Orbit The U.K. has moved a step closer to launching rockets to orbit in the near-future, after the U.K. Space Agency (UKSA) announced $9.5 million (£7.35 million) in funding for Richard Branson’s Virgin Orbit company to begin launches by the end of 2021.
The popular American social news aggregation application is named Reddit, not Med-It. (Photo … [+] Illustration by Avishek Das/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images) SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images Gee, what’s the best way to determine whether you have a sexually transmitted disease (STD)? How about asking a bunch of total strangers? Even better, how about
Japan is a country with a long history of disastrous earthquakes and tsunamis. The name tsunami itself is a Japanese word, meaning harbor wave, so named because the waves rise highest where they are focused into bays or harbors. Tsunami are most commonly generated by earthquakes, but they can also be caused by volcanic eruptions,
We knew that it was probably coming. The United States formally submitted its plans to withdraw from the Paris Climate Agreement. U.S. officials are trotting out the “unfair burden to U.S. argument.” Supporters of the agreement, which went into force on November 4th, 2016, say that it is a necessary step to combat one of
Thinking of buying some broccoli florets? Check where it is from first. (Photo: Getty Images) Getty Oh Mann. This may affect your plans to cover yourself in broccoli florets. Mann Packing Co., Inc. is voluntarily recalling over a hundred types of its vegetable products sold in the United States and Canada, according to the U.S.
FILE PHOTO: The Boeing logo is displayed on a screen, at the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) in New York, U.S., August 7, 2019. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid SEATTLE/WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Boeing Co said on Monday that one of three parachutes failed to open during a crucial unmanned test of the CST-100 Starliner, which the company is
The front pages of Iranian newspapers bearing portraits of Maryam Mirzakhani, the day after she … [+] passed away ( ATTA KENARE/AFP via Getty Images) AFP via Getty Images Today Breakthrough Prize Foundation Announces Maryam Mirzakhani New Frontiers Prize for Women Mathematicians, to be awarded to outstanding early career outstanding women scientists in the field of mathematics.