The economics of energy generation are changing; more metrics favor solar, wind

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Spread the loveTweet reader comments 15 Share this story Enlarge / A solar thermal plant in the US. SolarReserve It’s not always a simple task to compare the value of…


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“Out of his mind” surgeon plans human head transplant, revival of frozen brain

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Spread the loveTweet reader comments 10 Share this story Italian neurosurgeon Sergio Canavero will undertake the first human head transplant later this year in China, the doctor told German magazine Ooom in…


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SpaceX looks to break into national security launch market on Sunday

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Spread the loveTweet For unknown reasons, the NROL-76 Mission Patch depicts Lewis & Clark heading out to explore the newly purchased Louisiana Territory. reader comments 25 Share this story In…


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Inhaled nanoparticles can clog up our arteries, spur cardiovascular disease

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Spread the loveTweet reader comments 7 Share this story Air pollution is a big killer. Researchers estimate that smog—particularly the tiniest particles in the mix—contributes to the early deaths of…


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Trump’s first 100 days: The good, the bad, and the ugly for tech and science

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Spread the loveTweet reader comments 10 Share this story The first 100 days of President Donald Trump’s administration come to a close Saturday. By any account, this presidential honeymoon of…


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Senior official: NASA will delay first flight of new SLS rocket until 2019

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Spread the loveTweet Enlarge / We now know for sure that NASA’s SLS rocket will not take flight in 2017. reader comments 86 Share this story NASA has decided it…


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New analysis relocates the “hobbit” on the human family tree

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Spread the loveTweet Enlarge / Artist’s impression of the hobbit. Katrina Kenny, SA Museum reader comments 41 Share this story The story of how modern humans got to be where…


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Oddities start to emerge from deeper analyses of LHC data

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Spread the loveTweet Enlarge / The magnets of the LHCb detector. reader comments 5 Share this story The Large Hadron Collider has generated a staggering amount of data in its…


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New, deadlier trend in the raging opioid epidemic: Elephant tranquillizer

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Spread the loveTweet reader comments 73 Share this story Law enforcement agencies across the country are raising alarms about the increasing trend of finding heroin laced with an extremely lethal…


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Most groundwater is ancient but contains surprising human fingerprint

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Spread the loveTweet Enlarge / We’re talking mostly water that is way older than this fellow, but also a little water that’s slightly younger… reader comments 5 Share this story…


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