Science News and Editorials
Senate Votes to Legalize Hemp After 80 Years of Prohibition
careywedler (62) June 29, 2018
"Consumers across America buy hundreds of millions in retail products every year that contain hemp," McConnell said Thursday. "But due to outdated federal regulations that do not sufficiently distinguish this industrial crop from its illicit cousin, American farmers have been mostly unable to meet that demand themselves. It's left consumers with little choice but to buy imported hemp products from foreign-produced hemp."
Einstein's theory of relativity proved right outside our solar system in huge gravity experiment
Einstein has been proven right in spectacular style. Scientists have conducted a precise test of the way gravity works outside our solar system. It marks the first time that Einstein's general theory of relativity has been tested at such a large scale.
Marijuana to be legal in Canada starting October 17, Trudeau confirms
By Monique Scotti National Online Journalist, Politics Global News
This Supercomputer Can Calculate in 1 Second What Would Take You 6 Billion Years.
By Jeanna Bryner, LiveScience Managing Editor | June 19, 2018 01:39am ET
The supercomputer — which fills a server room the size of two tennis courts — can spit out answers to 200 quadrillion (or 200 with 15 zeros) calculations per second, or 200 petaflops, according to Oak Ridge National Laboratory, where the supercomputer resides.
Canada moves one step closer to legalizing recreational marijuana
By Katie Zezima June 8
The Canadian Senate passed legislation Thursday night that would legalize marijuana for recreational use, putting the country one step closer to making Canada the second country to fully legalize the drug.
NASA Finds Ancient Organic Material, Mysterious Methane on Mars
NASA.gov June 7, 2018 RELEASE 18-050
NASA’s Curiosity rover has found new evidence preserved in rocks on Mars that suggests the planet could have supported ancient life, as well as new evidence in the Martian atmosphere that relates to the search for current life on the Red Planet. While not necessarily evidence of life itself, these findings are a good sign for future missions exploring the planet’s surface and subsurface.
A Major Physics Experiment Just Detected a Particle That Shouldn't Exist
By Rafi Letzter, Staff Writer | June 1, 2018 04:49pm ET
Sweeping gene survey reveals new facets of evolution
May 28, 2018 by Marlowe Hood
"This conclusion is very surprising, and I fought against it as hard as I could,"
US aircraft carrier was stalked for days by a UFO travelling at 'ballistic missile speed' which could hover above the sea for six days, leaked Pentagon report reveals
PUBLISHED: 00:42 EDT, 27 May 2018 | UPDATED: 09:07 EDT, 27 May 2018
Hybrid human chicken embryos: HALF HUMAN – HALF CHICKEN abomination created in US lab
PUBLISHED: 11:09, Thu, May 24, 2018 | UPDATED: 07:32, Fri, May 25, 2018
A TEAM of stem cell researchers have done the seemingly impossible and successfully combined artificial human cells with the embryo of a chicken in a shock new experiment aimed at trying to better understand developing life.
Drug Companies Want to Use the State to Shut Down the Competition
05/23/2018 Hunter Lewis The Mises Institute
It is increasingly recognized that food, supplements, and lifestyle changes are the most potent medicines. But this represents a threat to drug companies, oncologists, and surgeons, and they have enlisted the power of the government to protect their interests.
The robot killer than can scour fields for weeds and take them out with a single chemical jet blast
PUBLISHED: 02:03 EDT, 22 May 2018 | UPDATED: 04:17 EDT, 23 May 2018
Undergoing final tests before the liquid is replaced with weedkiller, the Swiss robot is one of new breed of AI weeders that investors say could disrupt the $100billion pesticides and seeds industry by reducing the need for universal herbicides and the genetically modified (GM) crops that tolerate them.
Protons Contain 10 Times More Pressure Than a Neutron Star, According to First-Ever Measurement
MIKE MCRAE 18 MAY 2018
Imagine a neutron star, where matter is squeezed tight enough to squeeze a mountain into a mound small enough to fit into a teaspoon. The team says that this quark pressure is ten times greater, making the core of a proton a wildly intense space.
Memory Transferred between Snails, Challenging Standard Theory of How the Brain Remembers
UCLA neuroscientists reported Monday that they have transferred a memory from one animal to another via injections of RNA, a startling result that challenges the widely held view of where and how memories are stored in the brain.
Rethinking Federal Marijuana Policy
The United States has nearly 25 percent of the world’s incarcerated population despite comprising less than 5 percent of the world’s total population.1 This phenomenon gained momentum in the 1970s when President Richard Nixon first declared a war on drugs and policymakers at all levels of government added harsh criminal penalties for drug offenses, leading to explosive incarceration rates.
Scientists Created a Chemical Reaction Which was Impossible Until Now; the "Fusion" of Two Atoms.
April, 24 2018
The way of seeing and performing chemical reactions may change drastically from now on as researchers from the US have just performed the world’s most precisely controlled chemical reaction scaling a reaction down as small as it can go, sticking together just two atoms from elements that wouldn’t normally form a molecule.
Do trees have a heartbeat?
Researchers liken the nightly movement of branches to a pulse.
April 23, 2018, 8:21 a.m.
"We’ve discovered that most trees have regular periodic changes in shape, synchronized across the whole plant and shorter than a day-night cycle, which imply periodic changes in water pressure," András Zlinszky of Aarhus University in the Netherlands told New Scientist.
The Corruption of Evidence Based Medicine — Killing for Profit
Dr. Jason FungFollow
Nephrologist. Special interest in type 2 diabetes reversal and intermittent fasting. Founder of Intensive Dietary Management Program.
The idea of Evidence Based Medicine (EBM) is great. The reality, though, not so much. Human perception is often flawed, so the premise of EBM is to formally study medical treatments and there have certainly been some successes.
NASA’s New Vasimr Plasma Engine Could Reach Mars In Less Than 6 Weeks
The Science News Reporter July 16, 2018
NASA recently delivered $10 million in funding to Ad Astra Rocket Company of Texas for further development of its Variable Specific Impulse Magnetoplasma Rocket (VASIMR), an electromagnetic thruster proficient of propelling a spaceship to Mars in just 39 days.
Scientists discover Great Pyramid of Giza can focus electromagnetic energy through its hidden chambers
PUBLISHED: 14:48 EDT, 30 July 2018 | UPDATED: 03:33 EDT, 31 July 2018
Scientists have found that the famous pyramid can concentrate electric and magnetic energy in its chambers and below its base, giving rise to distinct pockets of higher energy.