Martian surface streaks may be formed by bubbling, boiling sand Scientists are now pretty positive that Mars used to have liquid water – and that it probably still has some today. Some of the best evidence for this liquid comes from the analysis of streaky, dark marks that appear periodically on the planet’s surface. According to a study pub

  • Martian surface streaks may be formed by bubbling, boiling sand

    Scientists are now pretty positive that Mars used to have liquid water – and that it probably still has some today. Some of the best evidence for this liquid comes from the analysis of streaky, dark marks that appear periodically on the planet’s surface. According to a study published Monday in Nature Geoscience, the streaks may form when boiling water causes grains of sand to gurgle and pop off of the surface. Researchers led by Marion Massé of the University of Nantes used a special chamber to mimic the conditions of a Martian summer day. We’re all familiar with the way a block of ice placed in a sandy slope would behave on Earth, of course. But because of Mars’s incredibly thin atmosphere

    Washington Post
    • Boiling water may be cause of Martian streaks: study
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  • From Lab to Sanctuary: 220 Research Chimps Being Relocated

    A Louisiana university says all 220 chimpanzees at its research lab in New Iberia will be moving to a new sanctuary in north Georgia, in what appears to be a first for a non-federal lab

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  • City of champions: How well do you know Leicester?

    Leicester City may have won the Premier League title in one of the greatest sporting achievements of all time, but how well do you know the home of the Foxes? From the birth of package holidays to Walkers crisps and even the discovery of a celebrated king – there’s more to the city of Leicester than just a Champions League football team. Here are nine colourful facts about the East Midlands city: Richard III In 2013 the skeleton of English king Richard III was found beneath a Leicester car park. King Richard was killed in battle at Bosworth in 1485 after only two years on the throne. Experts from the University of Leicester said DNA from the bones matched that of descendants of the monarch’s

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    • Ranieri joins Italy’s foreign elite after Leicester City success
  • First-class envy fuels ‘air rage’ in coach, new research suggests

    A new study suggests “air rage” — the sky-bound equivalent of road rage — is more likely on flights that have a first-class cabin. In the first empirical exploration into the origins of the phenomenon, behavioral scientists found class inequality to be a leading cause of air rage. Incidents of air rage were four times more likely to occur when coach passengers had to pass through a first-class compartment to get to their seats. “I expected there to be more support for a lack of leg room as a contributor to air rage, given the attention that leg room has had — but there wasn’t,” Katy DeCelles, lead study author and researcher at the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management, said in a news release.

    • Research shows in-flight air rage is a result of onboard class differences
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    • First Class Cabins Are Setting Off Air Rage, Study Finds
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    The Latest: Solar plane lands in suburban Phoenix

    A solar-powered plane has landed in suburban Phoenix after a flight from California on the latest leg of its round-the-world journey. Solar Impulse 2 arrived in the suburb of Goodyear, which is just to the southwest of Phoenix, shortly before 9 p.m. PDT Monday. The aircraft took off from Mountain View in northern California shortly after 5 a.m. Monday on the 16-hour flight to Phoenix.

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    • Solar Impulse 2 completes Phoenix-San Francisco leg of round-the-world flight
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    • Solar Impulse 2 departs for desert after soaring in Silicon Valley
  • Experts unearth new ‘mythical beast’ Nazca lines

    Researchers from Japan’s Yamagata University working in the Nazca Pampas of Ica, Peru have announced the discovery of a geoglyph with quite a story to tell. In the central area of the Nazca Pampas, near the Majuleos gully, the team discovered an image thought to be the depiction of an animal with its tongue sticking out, spotted markings on the body and many legs. The team believes that it represents an imaginary or mythical creature, and the scene is one of a decapitation. According to the team, the image was created using a technique from the Late Paracas Period, (400-200 B.C.) where darker surface stones are removed to expose the lighter ground beneath them. The removed stones are then piled

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    Juice May Keep Sick Kids Hydrated Better Than Pricey Drinks

    For young children with a mild “stomach bug,” drinking diluted apple juice may be just as good as more expensive drinks that tout having electrolytes for preventing dehydration, a new study suggests. The study involved nearly 650 children in Toronto, ages 6 months to 5 years, who went to the emergency room with diarrhea and vomiting, but were only mildly dehydrated. The children were randomly assigned to receive either diluted apple juice or an apple-flavored drink with electrolytes while they were in the ER.
  • Watch live: Scientists are exploring one of the deepest, most mysterious parts of the ocean

    Right now, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s ship Okeanos Explorer is exploring the deep waters in and around the Marianas Trench, located in the western Pacific Ocean — and researchers are broadcasting the journey via livestream. This is the deepest part of the world’s oceans, reaching more 36,000 feet at the lowest point. And these deep waters are full of strange and mysterious creatures, including extreme life forms that can live on and around underwater volcanoes and hydrothermic vents. More people have been to space than have explored the deepest depths of the ocean, so scientists still have much to learn about what exactly happens so far below the surface of the sea.

    Business Insider
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  • Scientists: Martian Sand May Be Boiling

    A team of international scientists has found that the water on Mars isn’t just liquid, it’s boiling. WSJ’s Monika Auger reports. Photo: Marion Masse/NASA/JPL-Caltech/Univ. of Arizona

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  • To Thwart U.S. Lasers, China Wants Smokescreens

    The U.S. and other militaries are looking more and more into fielding real laser weapons. In response, the Chinese People’s Liberation Army is placing new emphasis on actual smokescreens to protect forces on the ground and at sea from lasers. In December 2014, the USS Ponce’s Laser Weapons System became the first operational battlefield laser, capable of engaging light aircraft, drones, and small boats with a 15-50 kilowatt laser beam.

    Popular Mechanics
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