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29508
Scientists have identified significant amounts of toxic metals, including lead, leaking from e-cigarette heating coils and present in the aerosols inhaled by users.
1096
New dating technique attributes cave paintings to Neanderthal artists. The paintings in Spain were created 20,000 years before humans arrived in Europe, meaning that like modern humans, Neanderthals were artistic and understood symbolism.
1425
Researchers create a roadmap for reducing radiation exposure to future astronauts who colonize space. It involves gene therapy, tissue and organ engineering, extended hibernation, and the use of RadAway-style drugs.
2491
A new study has found more than 95 per cent of Tasmanian devils immunised prior to being released into the wild have generated a robust antibody response to the deadly devil facial tumour disease (DFTD).
13048
Depression substantially reduced with multivitamin and getting Vitamin-D above 40 ng/ml
1690
Anti-depressants work, major study says. The study, which analysed data from 522 trials involving 116,477 people, found 21 common anti-depressants were all more effective at reducing symptoms of acute depression than dummy pills.
628
Research has linked perfectionism to depressive symptoms. Self-compassion, defined as experiencing feelings of caring and kindness toward oneself, and taking a nonjudgmental attitude toward one’s inadequacies and failures, moderates the link between perfectionism and depression, finds a new study.
10573
Cannabis use is associated with beneficial reductions in inflammation and immune activation that improve health outcomes in people living with HIV, according to a new study in Clinical Infectious Disease.
420
Humans may be evolving a genetic variant that would make them physically unable to consume large amounts of alcohol, which could one day help reduce alcoholism and alcohol-abuse related health ailments, finds new study in Nature Ecology & Evolution.
26745
Women go into science careers more often in countries without gender equality
12
Rising rates of autism diagnoses don’t have anything to do with the increasing number of ultrasound scans that women receive during pregnancy, according to a new study in JAMA pediatrics.
126
New research shows siblings can make you more empathic - both younger and older siblings uniquely contribute to each others’ empathy development, finds new study in journal Child Development.
3807
The largest ever study on ancient DNA has shown that Britain was changed forever by the arrival of the Beaker folk, a wave of migrants about 4,500 years ago who brought with them new customs, new burial practices, and beautiful, distinctive bell-shaped pottery.
26
A new study, which uses satellite tracking data from more than 70,000 ships, has shown that between half and three-quarters of the world’s seas are being fished by commercial fishing vessels.
20
The supermassive black hole at the center of WISE1029 is NOT affecting the galaxy's ability to form stars. This contradicts the theory that galaxies and their central supermassive black holes evolve together.
43
Elderberry Supplement significantly reduces symptoms in most influenza strains. "The results of this pilot, placebo?controlled, double?blinded clinical trial clearly show that administration of the proprietary elderberry extract can rapidly relieve influenza?like symptoms."
5
Recon3D enables a three-dimensional view of gene variation in human metabolism
9
Parents who allow their kids to sip/taste alcohol may be contributing to an increased risk for alcohol use and related problems later in adolescence. This contradicts the belief that letting kids taste alcohol is harmless, and might even help to promote responsible drinking later in life.
35501
How a person responds to a difficult life event such as a death or divorce helps shape the development of their wisdom over time. For many, the difficult life event also served to disrupt their sense of personal meaning, raising questions about their understanding of their world
60
Asian elephants have different personality traits just like humans. Researchers find that Asian elephant personality manifests through three different factors. The personality factors identified by the researchers are Attentiveness, Sociability and Aggressiveness.
5
Tumor Organoids Predict How Well Patients Respond to Cancer Drugs: 100% sensitivity; 93% specificity; 88% positive predictive value; 100% negative predictive value
4
Study finds that one-time testing for Hepatitis C in persons over 18 is cost-effective, improves clinical outcomes, and detects more cases than current recommendations
9
New study on mice shows adult-born neurons are involved in sensory learning, helping the brain strengthen the association between sensory stimuli and rewards.
6
U-Th dating of carbonate crusts Reveals Neandertal origin of Iberian cave art
23
A specialized fungal parasite hijacks the sexual signals of periodical cicadas
231
Lethal Pneumonia Outbreak Caused By Low Chlorine In Flint Water
17
Common drug treatment for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder symptoms fails clinical trial
4553
New study describes “privacy fatigue”, which is “a sense of weariness toward privacy issues, in which individuals believe that there is no effective means of managing their personal information on the Internet”, leading to emotional exhaustion and cynicism, and the leak of private information.
6
Scientists shed light on Burgess Shale preservation for first time
23
Playing action video games like League of Legends for just one hour can improve concentration and boost performance on visual selective activities, according to new research
8
Scientists Make Cells Glow So Brightly They Can Be Seen Outside The Body
5
An injectable gel-like scaffold can hold combination chemo-immunotherapeutic drugs and deliver them locally and sequentially to tumors. Animal models suggest it could eventually ramp up therapeutic benefits for patients bearing tumors or after removal of the primary tumors.
33
New evidence of a biological link between diet and depression has come from the first study to analyse associations between diet, body mass index, inflammatory markers and mental health in adolescents.
2682
Dog owners showed a higher level of attachment to their dogs than cat owners to their cats, while female owners showed a higher level of attachment to their pets than males, with the higher the level of attachment, the stronger the attribution of emotions to the pets, finds a new Japanese study.
10
A psychology researcher has found preliminary evidence that poor sleep can actually reduce the risk of depressive symptoms in some people
3
Astronomers discover the most distant supernova ever confirmed through spectroscopy. The superluminous supernova is located 10.5 billion light-years away, and astronomers hope to use it to develop another “standard candle," an astrophysical object with a known and fixed luminosity.
7
The new specimen forcing a radical rethink of Archaeopteryx – and poses questions about other theropod dinosaurs
4
"Literally green chemical synthesis of artemisinin from plant extracts" - synthesis of a common antimalarial drug from its biosynthetic precursor using already-present chlorophyll as a photosensitizer
109
A supernova's initial burst of light (“shock breakout”) was accidentally captured by an amateur astronomer in optical light for the first time. Spectra were taken and compared to models, and the results suggest shock propagation is not related to what triggers the explosion.
16
First evidence of marine top predators consuming microplastics via trophic transfer
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21 j938920 Are there any firewalls in place if you happen to find dormant microbacterial life on an asteroid?
14 tkoclubs What an exciting time to be alive! I actually have three questions. 1) What are some of the main differences and similarities between the OSIRIS-REx and the past ESA Rosetta mission? Besides sample return. 2) Can you explain how your sample collection device works, and why this design was chosen. 3) If you were to build a cube sat (1U to 3U) today that launches in 2-3 years what type of science mission would you place on it? Thank you for taking time to reach out.
11 Shiderme I understand that Bennu is both a time capsule of sorts, and accessible. But was Bennu chosen because of its relative accessibility, or because what we know about it makes us feel it is more likely than other asteroids to harbor organic material from long ago?
9 gavinozzo If it takes 1 year to reach Bannu and if the OSIRIS-REx will be back on 2023, does it means it collects samples for 4 years?
7 SelectAll_Delete What would be the most exciting or unexpected thing to find on Bennu?
15 asbruckman Thanks for coming to talk with us today! So much of software development in regular business is a 'trial and error' sort of a thing--which is obviously a just terrible idea for a spacecraft. :) . Can you tell us about your software engineering practices? Do you patch code after launch? Have you ever fixed a serious software error after launch?
6 Shock1217 What do you anticipate to be the most challenging part of the planned mission for OSIRIS-REx?
8 LilooWoo I've read that asteroids can be composed of precious metals like gold, silver and platinum. What are the chances that Bennu will be made of precious metals?
8 noobhedz Hey guys! Thank you for taking the time to answer some of our questions. My question to all of you is, as a college student pursuing a degree in computational mathematics what advice do you have regarding getting a job in your field! What types of things should I be doing to improve my chances that a company like nasa would consider hiring me? Thank you in advance!
5 redditWinnower This AMA is being permanently archived by *The Winnower*, a publishing platform that offers traditional scholarly publishing tools to traditional *and* non-traditional scholarly outputs—because scholarly communication doesn’t just happen in journals. To cite this AMA please use: [https://doi.org/10.15200/winn.150599.94668](https://www.thewinnower.com/papers/7623-nasa-mission-ama-we-are-scientists-and-engineers-preparing-for-the-osiris-rex-spacecraft-s-earth-flyby-tomorrow-ask-us-anything) You can learn more and start contributing at [*authorea.com*](https://authorea.com)
4 Archer2408 OSIRIS-REx is an interesting name. Is it some sort of acronym? I'd love to hear the origin or inspiration behind naming it.
6 praveerk Is anyone working on the telemetry for this mission actively looking for any signs of the [flyby anomaly] (https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flyby_anomaly)that has been observed in some previous Earth flybys?
6 jsf84 Hi All! Super big fan of what you are doing, I was in the NASA Robotics Mining Competition in May of 2016 where our team of engineers had to design a regolith mining robot so I am somewhat familiar with the overall concept of what you are going to achieve. My question is, what method of mining will you use to take samples of the regolith to bring back to earth? At the competition I saw everything from scoops, augers, conveyor belts, etc. and the conveyor belt system appeared to do best during competition. Thank you!!
18 smallatom Be honest, did you guys ever use Kerbal Space Program for anything related to this mission?
6 Skanky How much of an increase in speed are we talking about here?
6 lezkerr What is this thing called "Regolith" ?
3 johnthebutcher Bennu was targeted because of a confluence of various factors (size, composition, Δv/$/time budgets). If you could launch another OSIRIS-REx in the next launch window without worrying about so many of these constraints, what would be the next most interesting target for this sort of investigation in our solar system and why?
1 0 Doomhammer458 Science AMAs are posted early to give readers a chance to ask questions and vote on the questions of others before the AMA starts. Guests of /r/science have volunteered to answer questions; please treat them with due respect. Comment rules will be strictly enforced, and uncivil or rude behavior will result in a loss of privileges in /r/science. If you have scientific expertise, please verify this with our moderators by getting your account flaired with the appropriate title. Instructions for obtaining flair are here: [reddit Science Flair Instructions](http://www.reddit.com/r/science/wiki/flair) (Flair is automatically synced with /r/EverythingScience as well.)
19 0 j938920 Are there any firewalls in place if you happen to find dormant microbacterial life on an asteroid?
14 0 tkoclubs What an exciting time to be alive! I actually have three questions. 1) What are some of the main differences and similarities between the OSIRIS-REx and the past ESA Rosetta mission? Besides sample return. 2) Can you explain how your sample collection device works, and why this design was chosen. 3) If you were to build a cube sat (1U to 3U) today that launches in 2-3 years what type of science mission would you place on it? Thank you for taking time to reach out.
10 0 Shiderme I understand that Bennu is both a time capsule of sorts, and accessible. But was Bennu chosen because of its relative accessibility, or because what we know about it makes us feel it is more likely than other asteroids to harbor organic material from long ago?
11 0 gavinozzo If it takes 1 year to reach Bannu and if the OSIRIS-REx will be back on 2023, does it means it collects samples for 4 years?
10 0 SelectAll_Delete What would be the most exciting or unexpected thing to find on Bennu?
13 0 asbruckman Thanks for coming to talk with us today! So much of software development in regular business is a 'trial and error' sort of a thing--which is obviously a just terrible idea for a spacecraft. :) . Can you tell us about your software engineering practices? Do you patch code after launch? Have you ever fixed a serious software error after launch?
6 0 Shock1217 What do you anticipate to be the most challenging part of the planned mission for OSIRIS-REx?
7 0 LilooWoo I've read that asteroids can be composed of precious metals like gold, silver and platinum. What are the chances that Bennu will be made of precious metals?
6 0 noobhedz Hey guys! Thank you for taking the time to answer some of our questions. My question to all of you is, as a college student pursuing a degree in computational mathematics what advice do you have regarding getting a job in your field! What types of things should I be doing to improve my chances that a company like nasa would consider hiring me? Thank you in advance!
6 0 redditWinnower This AMA is being permanently archived by *The Winnower*, a publishing platform that offers traditional scholarly publishing tools to traditional *and* non-traditional scholarly outputs—because scholarly communication doesn’t just happen in journals. To cite this AMA please use: [https://doi.org/10.15200/winn.150599.94668](https://www.thewinnower.com/papers/7623-nasa-mission-ama-we-are-scientists-and-engineers-preparing-for-the-osiris-rex-spacecraft-s-earth-flyby-tomorrow-ask-us-anything) You can learn more and start contributing at [*authorea.com*](https://authorea.com)
4 0 Archer2408 OSIRIS-REx is an interesting name. Is it some sort of acronym? I'd love to hear the origin or inspiration behind naming it.
4 0 praveerk Is anyone working on the telemetry for this mission actively looking for any signs of the [flyby anomaly] (https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flyby_anomaly)that has been observed in some previous Earth flybys?
6 0 jsf84 Hi All! Super big fan of what you are doing, I was in the NASA Robotics Mining Competition in May of 2016 where our team of engineers had to design a regolith mining robot so I am somewhat familiar with the overall concept of what you are going to achieve. My question is, what method of mining will you use to take samples of the regolith to bring back to earth? At the competition I saw everything from scoops, augers, conveyor belts, etc. and the conveyor belt system appeared to do best during competition. Thank you!!
22 0 smallatom Be honest, did you guys ever use Kerbal Space Program for anything related to this mission?
5 0 Skanky How much of an increase in speed are we talking about here?
4 0 lezkerr What is this thing called "Regolith" ?
6 0 johnthebutcher Bennu was targeted because of a confluence of various factors (size, composition, Δv/$/time budgets). If you could launch another OSIRIS-REx in the next launch window without worrying about so many of these constraints, what would be the next most interesting target for this sort of investigation in our solar system and why?