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- 50 Years Ago
Scientists can now “see” a single living cell made visible by its own light. A new image intensifier, which amplifies the very faint light of an individual cell in a way somewhat like the television screen makes its bright picture, has been developed. It can be made to amplify light as much as a million and a half times….
- Science TickerPeople were more likely to spot a flash of a hard-to-see ring when the image was presented right after a heartbeat
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- Science TickerAsteroid P/2013 R3 is shattering into a cloud of debris in these images captured by the Hubble Space Telescope.X
- Science StatsOf the 51 tons of antibiotics consumed every day in the United States, about 80 percent goes into animal production.
- Science TickerA compact ball of hundreds of thousands of stars has just shot out of the galaxy M87 at millions of kilometers per hour, astronomers report. It is the first hypervelocity globular cluster detected to date.X
- Science TickerThe population of planets outside the solar system has grown by about 70 percent, thanks to discoveries culled from Kepler space telescope data. Researchers are announcing 715 new confirmed planets in a February 26 press conference.X
- Science TickerPeople who handle cash register receipts printed on thermal paper show notable exposure to bisphenol A.X
- Letters to the EditorReaders respond to disco clams, flying ibises and the changes pot makes on the brain.
- Science TickerOn September 11, a dishwasher-sized meteoroid slammed into the nearside of the moon, exploding with the equivalent of 16 tons of TNT — and a lucky team of Spanish astronomers caught it on video.X
- Science TickerA bit of brain tissue near the top of the head may be the body’s fact-checker. Called the supplementary motor cortex, this brain region monitors the body’s action and sends an alert when a mistake is made.X