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Astronomy Picture of the Day: A White Battle in the Black Sea

April 24, 2017

A White Battle in the Black Sea Trillions have died in the Earth's seas. Calcified shields of the dead already make up the white cliffs of Dover. The battle between ball-shaped light-colored single-celled plants -- phytoplankton called...

Scientific American Physics Feed (Top 5 items)

  1. Physicists Excited by Latest LHC Anomaly (Thu Apr 20 10:30 am)
    A series of odd findings have theorists hoping for new particles -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
  2. Muons Bring New Physics within Reach (Thu Apr 13 1:30 pm)
    A new experiment to measure the behavior of muons in magnetic fields could reveal unknown particles -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
  3. Shredded Stars Offer New View of Supermassive Black Holes (Thu Apr 13 9:00 am)
    New techniques reveal how supermassive black holes shred entire stars -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
  4. Ink-Drop Supernovae and Quantum Love Triangles [Video] (Thu Apr 13 5:45 am)
    Short films about exploding stars and subatomic particles top the list of prizewinners from the annual Quantum Shorts contest -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
  5. Shoelace Study Untangles a Knotty Problem (Wed Apr 12 7:48 pm)
    Researchers have trotted out data that show a combination of whipping and stomping forces is what causes laces to unravel without warning. Karen Hopkin reports. -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

PhysicsWorld Headline News (Top 5 items)

  1. Flash Physics: Supernova appears in four places, spins galore in germanium, Chinese rocket docks with space lab (Mon Apr 24 7:38 am)
    Today's selection of need-to-know updates from the world of physics
  2. Science not a priority in Trump White House, says physicist John Holdren (Fri Apr 21 10:09 am)
    Former science adviser says Congress and industry will reject cuts to education and climate initiatives
  3. Flash Physics: Exoplanet seekers are influential, how to see black-hole hair, alien life search comes up cold (Fri Apr 21 7:27 am)
    Today's selection of need-to-know updates from the world of physics
  4. Computer model helps explain how LIGO's black holes formed (Thu Apr 20 11:03 am)
    COMPAS points theory behind gravitational wave detections in the right direction
  5. Flash Physics: How to 3D print glass, more neutrons from laser fusion, cash for UK tokamak (Thu Apr 20 7:25 am)
    Today's selection of need-to-know updates from the world of physics

EurekaAlert Chemistry, Physics, and Materials Sciences News (Top 5 items)

  1. Reducing down to 1/3 of thermal resistance by WOW technology for 3-D DRAM application (Sun Apr 23 11:00 pm)
  2. ELC R&D showcases research linking environmental factors/biological processes to skin and hair aging (Sun Apr 23 11:00 pm)
    (Spectrum) The Est?e Lauder Companies Research & Development (R&D) will present six abstracts posters focused on new findings in anti-aging skin and hair research at the 76th Annual Meeting of the Society for Investigative Dermatology (SID),...
  3. Interdisciplinary studies reveal relationship between solar activity and climate change (Sun Apr 23 11:00 pm)
    (Institute of Atmospheric Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences) A Chinese Program examined the impacts of astronomy and earth motion factors on climate change. Solar impacts on earth's climate are most sensitive in polar and tropical Pacific...
  4. Nurse practitioners are not regularly assessing brain health and need standardized assessment tools to regularly conduct critical brain health assessments (Sun Apr 23 11:00 pm)
    (Amplify Public Affairs) WomenAgainstAlzheimer's and the National Association of Nurse Practitioners in Women's Health are releasing survey findings showing that a significant number of nurse practitioners in women's health do not raise brain...
  5. Research moves closer to unraveling mystery cause of multiple sclerosis (Sun Apr 23 11:00 pm)
    (University of Exeter) Ahead of MS Awareness Week, which starts today (Monday, April 24), an international team involving the University of Exeter Medical School and the University of Alberta has discovered a new cellular mechanism -- an underlying...

EurekaAlert Space & Planetary Science News (Top 5 items)

  1. In experiments on Earth, testing possible building blocks of alien life (Sat Apr 22 11:00 pm)
    (Experimental Biology 2017) Extraterrestrial life, if it exists, could use different amino acid building blocks than living things here on Earth. To better understand what alien life might look like, researchers are studying which amino acids...
  2. Hubble's cosmic bubbles (Thu Apr 20 11:00 pm)
    (NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center) Hubble reveals a few of the tenuous threads comprising Sh2-308, a faint and wispy shell of gas located 5,200 light-years away in Canis Major.
  3. NASA and NOAA satellites watch Arlene, first Atlantic Tropical Storm of the season (Thu Apr 20 11:00 pm)
    (NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center) The first tropical storm of the Atlantic Ocean hurricane season formed 40 days before the official kick off of the season. Tropical Storm Arlene formed in the North Central Atlantic Ocean and NOAA's GOES-East...
  4. Crystals grown aboard space station provide radiation detecting technology (Wed Apr 19 11:00 pm)
    (NASA/Johnson Space Center) Research into crystal growth in microgravity was one of the earliest investigations conducted aboard the International Space Station and is continued to this day. The unique microgravity environment of space provides...
  5. Hubble observes first multiple images of explosive distance indicator (Wed Apr 19 11:00 pm)
    (ESA/Hubble Information Centre) A Swedish-led team of astronomers used the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope to analyze the multiple images of a gravitationally lensed type Ia supernova for the first time. The four images of the exploding star...

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