SCIENCE - TECHNOLOGY - NATURE
HOW FAST DO YOU WALK? YOUR ANSWER COULD PREDICT YOUR RISK OF HEART DISEASE DEATH
A simple question — how fast do you walk? — may help researchers determine who has a higher risk of death from heart disease, a new study from the United Kingdom suggests.
NIELS BOHR: BIOGRAPHY & ATOMIC THEORY
Niels Bohr won a Nobel Prize for the idea that an atom is a small, positively charged nucleus surrounded by orbiting electrons. He also contributed to quantum theory.
AS FLOODING FROM HARVEY INTENSIFIES, ASTRONAUTS TWEET WELL WISHES TO HOUSTON
Astronauts currently on the International Space Station have been sending well wishes to their colleagues on the ground as heavy rainfall and flooding from tropical storm Harvey continue.
SIR MARTYN LEWIS: BBC KEPT DARK SUIT IN WARDROBE FOR NATIONAL TRAGEDIES
The BBC kept a special dark suit and black tie in a wardrobe to announce major deaths, the newsreader Sir Martyn Lewis has disclosed.
WHAT'S CAUSING TROPICAL STORM HARVEY'S 'UNPRECEDENTED' RAINFALL?
Tropical Storm Harvey, which made landfall the evening of Friday (Aug. 25) near Corpus Christi, Texas, as a hurricane, has been blasting communities in southeastern Texas with periods of intense rainfall ever since.
THESE RESEARCHERS ARE USING AI AND BITCOIN TO SAVE LIVES
A team of researchers at the University of California created a tool that uses artificial intelligence and bitcoin to track down people involved in human trafficking, who are usually hard to identify.
POD TRAVELING AT 201 MPH WINS ELON MUSK'S HYPERLOOP COMPETITION
A team of students from Germany sent a carbon-plastic pod whizzing through a tube at 201 mph (324 km/h) last weekend, securing the top spot in Elon Musk's second Hyperloop competition.
NEW WONDER DRUG HAILED AS BIGGEST BREAKTHROUGH IN FIGHT AGAINST HEART ATTACKS AND CANCER
A new class of drugs which could prevent thousands of heart attacks and deaths from cancer has been hailed as the biggest breakthrough since statins.
WORLD’S MOST POWERFUL RESISTIVE MAGNET WILL ASSIST RESEARCH IN MANY FIELDS
Researchers at the National MagLab have successfully tested a resistive magnet reaching 41.4 teslas of magnetic field strength. It's going to be useful for scientists doing research in many fields.
CIVIL WAR MYSTERY SOLVED? CONFEDERATE SUB'S TORPEDO MAY HAVE KILLED ITS CREW
The crew of the Confederate submarine H.L. Hunley, the first combat submarine to sink an enemy ship, may have instantly killed themselves with their own weapon, according to a new study.