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Most Cancers Caused by Random DNA Copying Errors – WebMD

THURSDAY, March 23, 2017 (HealthDay News) — The “Why me?” reaction that can come after a cancer diagnosis may have no easy answer, with new research showing that most tumors are caused by random genetic “mistakes.” Investigators at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore used complex mathematical modeling to track mutations driving abnormal cell growth […]

Astronomers spot a runaway quasar – Astronomy Magazine

Supermassive black holes reside at the centers of most galaxies — or do they? A new detection by the Hubble Space Telescope (HST) points to an active supermassive black hole in the process of fleeing its galaxy. The astronomers who spotted it say the data present a strong case for a gravitational wave event that […]

A Surprising New Rearrangement Of The Dinosaur Family Tree – Forbes

A Surprising New Rearrangement Of The Dinosaur Family Tree – Forbes

London, England: ‘Dippy’ the Diplodocus stands in the great hall at Natural History Museum on January 4, 2017 i.  (Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images) A good way to get paleontologists stirred up? Talk about rearranging the 130-year-old dinosaur family tree. A new paper in Nature by scientists at University of Cambridge and the Natural History […]

Space Station Astronauts Are Taking a Spacewalk Today: Watch It Live – Space.com

Two astronauts are taking a spacewalk outside the International Space Station today (March 24) to prepare the outpost for a new docking ring and other upgrades. NASA astronaut Shane Kimbrough and French astronaut Thomas Pesquet are expected to spend 6.5 hours working outside the station during the spacewalk, which begins at about […]

Scientists switch on the world’s largest ‘artificial sun’ – The Independent

Scientists switch on the world’s largest ‘artificial sun’ – The Independent

Scientists have just turned on the “world’s biggest artificial sun”. The huge structure could help sed light on new was of making green fuels, among other technologies, the engineers behind it hope. In all, the sun is made up of a honeycomb of 149 spotlights, which together make the structure known as “Synlight”. Inidividually, they […]

Major shake-up suggests dinosaurs may have ‘UK origin’ – BBC News

Major shake-up suggests dinosaurs may have ‘UK origin’ – BBC News

Image copyright Millard H. Sharp Image caption The shake-up means savage, meat-eating dinosaurs such as Tyrannosaurus rex get reclassified The first dinosaurs may have originated in the Northern Hemisphere, possibly in an area that is now Britain. This is one of the conclusions of the first detailed re-evaluation of the relationships between dinosaurs for 130 […]

Insane Light System Blasts the Energy of 10000 Suns – Gizmodo

Insane Light System Blasts the Energy of 10000 Suns – Gizmodo

Image: DPA German scientists have constructed a powerful new light system that can focus energy equivalent to the radiation of 10,000 suns onto a single spot. Eventually, they hope, this “artificial sun” could be used to produce environmentally-friendly fuels. Advertisement The impressive light system is called Synlight, and it’s located in Juelich, about nine miles west […]

SpaceX ‘super-excited’ about Port Canaveral complex – Florida Today

SpaceX ‘super-excited’ about Port Canaveral complex – Florida Today

CLOSE x Embed x Share The new lease will allow SpaceX to recover, refurbish and reuse rockets much more quickly. Wochit Buy Photo Ricky Lim, Sr. Director, Launch Operations, SpaceX, gave a presentation to port commissioners at the Canaveral Port Authority meeting Wednesday morning on their future plans at Port Canaveral. (Photo: MALCOLM DENEMARK/FLORIDA TODAY)Buy […]

Solar-Powered Skin Made from Graphene – Controlled Environments Magazine

A new way of harnessing the sun’s rays to power “synthetic skin” could help to create advanced prosthetic limbs capable of returning the sense of touch to amputees. Engineers from the University of Glasgow, who have previously developed an “electronic skin” covering for prosthetic hands made from graphene, have found a way to use some […]

Trump signs bill authorizing NASA funding, Mars exploration – Sentinel-Tribune

AP Photo/Evan Vucci APTOPIX Trump President Donald Trump speaks in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, Tuesday, March 21, 2017, after signing a bill to increase NASA’s budget to $19.5 billion and directs the agency to focus human exploration of deep space and Mars.  Posted: Tuesday, March 21, 2017 2:47 pm Trump […]

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