New research has given tea and coffee drinkers new information about why their favorite drinks taste as they do. The study shows that sugar has an important effect in reducing the bitterness of tea and coffee, not just by masking it but by influencing the fundamental chemistry. —> Read More
Teenagers suffering from severe obesity generally feel worse than their peers, but after undergoing gastric bypass nearly all experience improved mental health. One in five, however, still suffers from symptoms of depression — some quite seriously. —> Read More
A new study addresses an important question in climate science: how accurate are climate model projections? Climate models are used to estimate future global warming, and their accuracy can be checked against the actual global warming observed so far. Most comparisons suggest that the world is warming a little more slowly than the model projections indicate. Scientists have wondered whether this difference is meaningful, or just a chance fluctuation. —> Read More
US military’s smart rifle can be HACKED: Security researchers remotely change weapon’s target and disable its scope
Security researchers Sandvik and Auger demonstrated at a West Virginia firing range how they could change the target by feeding inaccurate data to the targeting computer. —> Read More
Blue moon on the horizon: Rare phenomenon of two full moons within a calendar month will light up skies on Friday
The unusual lunar event will take place on Friday and will be visible around the world. It will be the first ‘blue moon’ to occur since 2012, shown in this image of the moon over Cincinnati, Ohio. —> Read More
In the latter half of July 2015, the four satellites of the Magnetosphere Multi-scale (MMS) mission move into their tetrahedral formation flying configuration as part of the checkout for the science phase of the mission.
Rotating asteroids have a tough time sticking to their orbits. Their surfaces heat up during the day and cool down at night, giving off radiation that can act as a sort of mini-thruster.
Zion Harvey says he is looking forward to being able to throw a football with his own hands. —> Read More
PASADENA, Calif., July 30 (UPI) — Scientists have spotted an elusive aurora — an electromagnetic light show at the poles of a brown dwarf 18 light-years away. —> Read More
The animal’s populations have recovered so well from years of devastating whaling that they could be delisted as a threatened species. —> Read More