T. Sumner. Scientists take first picture of thunder. Science News. Vol. 187, May 30, 2015, p. 15. T. Sumner. Lightning strikes will surge with climate change. Science News. Vol. 186, December 13, 2014, p. 15.
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AL-AHSA, Saudi Arabia, May 13 (UPI) –Arabian camels, or dromedary camels — the single-humped species Camelus dromedarius– have been essential the development of desert societies in Africa and the Middle East. As a new study reveals, their participation …
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As a Reddit user eloquently pointed out, every driver knows the feeling of driving 20-30 km and not remembering how you went through it, or even how you survived it. It’s almost like a sixth sense that protects you – but it doesn’t help you at all …
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Forecasters need to gather temperature, humidity and wind data from high above the ground to predict what will happen to the weather down on Earth. Since meteorologists can’t just put a thermometer on a very long stick, the Met Office uses weather (or …
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Expectations have a lot of power over people as is evidenced by the placebo effect: Patients get pills that have no active ingredient. But the patients are not aware of that. Firmly believing that they are taking an effective drug, they actually get better …
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A seriously cool and rare astronomical event for you Monday morning (sponsored by Wonkette, sure, why not): The planet Mercury’s orbital path will take it directly between Earth and the Sun, a phenomenon called a “transit.” How rare? Only happens …
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We already found out that if you replace the lead in bullets with alkaline metals like sodium or potassium they will make a heck of a splash if you introduce them to water straight out of the barrel of a gun. That’s all well and good, but what’s even more …
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Just in time for us to get more familiar with our new national mammal, one archaeological dig has given us a glimpse at one of the bison’s extinct ancestors. The 14,000-year-old bison bones were discovered at the Old Vero Man Site in Vero Beach, Florida …
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* Rebecca Morelle looks back on the year in science – from a British astronaut blasting off into space, to efforts to halt global warming here on Earth. That’s Review 2015: The Year in Science.
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People who stop smoking at any age are immediately less likely to incur large medical expenses. To put it another way, it’s really never too late to save your own life. [h/t Science News Journal] Addiction & Substance Abuse cigarette smoking
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