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13353
Cockroaches change their gait at mid-speed, a behavior previously only observed in fast mammals. This change in gait is similar to the way horses change from trot to gallop. The discovery could help engineers train robots to walk more stably and efficiently.
4287
Evidence of "tipping point" in population vaccinating behavior detected in twitter and google search data 2 years prior to 2015 Disneyland measles outbreak. Methods may help anticipate future episodes of widespread vaccine refusal.
702
A new study shows that dogs are smarter than cats, with dogs' brains having as many as twice as many neurons as cats' brains despite being smaller
993
A team has figured out a way to encode more than one holographic image in a single surface without any loss of resolution. The engineering feat overturns a long-held assumption that a single surface could only project a single image regardless of the angle of illumination
3117
Civilians account for more than 70% of total deaths since the Syrian Civil War began in 2011. In 2016, children made up 23% of total civilian deaths.
69
3200 years ago empires and societies throughout the entire eastern Mediterranean completely collapsed, all complex politico-economic structures were abolished, and cities & towns were abandoned. A newly published hieroglyphic decipher tells of an invasion of a great mysterious army- The Sea Peoples.
4108
Social phobia linked to autism and schizophrenia. Research found the areas of the brain that show increased response when exposed to unexpected speech sounds or ‘phonemes’ are associated with the processing of social information and linked with spectrum conditions such as autism or schizophrenia.
107
Tasmanian tigers suffered from limited genetic diversity long before they were hunted to extinction, a study of DNA has found. It showed the species, alive until 1936, would have struggled to survive even without human contact.
1931
Holography-based 3D printing produces objects in seconds instead of hours. Three beams of light carefully patterned to only intersect with each other produce a constructive interference in the exact points that need to solidify. Once that pattern is set, it only takes seconds to solidify the resin
1592
A single plastic carrier bag could be shredded by marine organisms into around 1.75 million microscopic fragments, according to new research. Researchers believe this is an example of marine wildlife actually contributing to the spread of microplastics within the marine environment.
80
Effect of oil palm sustainability certification on deforestation and fire in Indonesia
16
Women in Highly Polluted Region Had More Miscarriages, Premature Births and Stillbirths, Study Finds
458
Pornography might cultivate progressive attitudes among the religious: study
157
Climate Change Could Take the Air Out of Wind Farms - Data indicate changing weather patterns will cause an 8 to 10% drop in wind across much of the Northern hemisphere by 2050, with a 14 to 18% drop by the end of the century.
8
More than half of Americans are connected to the Medicaid program—either through their own coverage or that of a family member or close friend—and are significantly more likely to view Medicaid as important and to support increases in spending, even among conservatives.
6
Scientists discover that plants are sensitive to several anaesthetics, and, as in animals and humans, anaesthetics used at appropriate concentrations block action potentials and immobilize organs. Plants emerge as a suitable test system for human anaesthesia.
278
About 15 million Americans will have either Alzheimer’s dementia or mild cognitive impairment by 2060, up from approximately 6.08 million this year, according to a new study
62
An international team of scientists have confirmed the discovery of a major cause of dementia, with important implications for possible treatment and diagnosis.Dementia results in a progressive and irreversible loss of nerve cells and brain functioning
2
Oumuamua, the weird cigar-shaped asteroid that appeared in October, will be monitored for signs of alien technology
15
Canadian doctor says there's evidence the 'man flu' is actually real
118
Science AMA Series: I spent the last year investigating the potential of carbon-capture technology (or “clean coal”) to mitigate climate change. Ask me anything!
61
Scientists finally know why meteors explode just before hitting Earth
18081
Science Discussion: Net Neutrality
1
Showing Conservatives the Scientific Consensus on Climate Change Can Shift Their Views on the Issue
6
Sex determination of human remains from peptides in tooth enamel
0
Analysis of 1.2 million submissions to a guestimation contest organized by a casino, shows that aggregating judgments made by the same individual improves estimates, but these benefits pale in comparison to aggregating judgments across individuals.
542
Race to Decode Coral DNA to Save World’s Reefs From Extinction
1
Marine biologists propose candidate for missing ingredient in biblical incense.
1
Understanding future emissions from low-carbon power systems by integration of life-cycle assessment and integrated energy modelling - Nature
25
Stable quantum bits: Physicists have created a stable quantum gate as a basic element for the quantum computer
28
In two new clinical trials, CAR T cells were shown to be extremely effective against lymphoma. More than 50% of patients had a "complete response."
0
Men having older brothers more likely to be gay, says study. Y-linked protein gets into the bloodstream of some women when they are pregnant with a boy and their bodies create antibodies. When they become pregnant with another boy, the antibodies cross the placenta and enter the fetus’ brain.
67
Science AMA Series: I’m Siobhán Cooke, paleontologist, professor and adventurer looking for fossil clues to inform how we preserve the future. AMA!
0
Global review of marine turtle entanglement by Uni of Exeter. Open access article.
20
Cannabis, alcohol and fatal road accidents
34
Yeast can be engineered to create protein pharmaceuticals - Scientists finally succeeded in mapping out the complex metabolism of yeast cells. The breakthrough means a huge step forward in the potential to more efficiently produce protein therapies for diseases such as cancer.
0
Study published in PNAS presents data showing that the size of a society’s population is what drives the size of its “war group,” or number of people of fighting age who defend it. They also show that the size of the war group is what determines the number of casualties in a conflict.
15
E-Cig Use Increases Risk of Beginning Tobacco Cigarette Use in Young Adults: Young adults who use electronic cigarettes are more than four times as likely to begin smoking tobacco cigarettes within 18 months as their peers who do not vape, according to new University of Pittsburgh research.
736
Industrial Revolution left a damaging psychological ‘imprint’ on today’s populations. Study finds people in areas historically reliant on coal-based industries have more ‘negative’ personality traits. Psychologists suggest this cognitive die may well have been cast at the dawn of the industrial age.
8
The Future of Particle Physics is "Open"
1 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.)
18 j938920 Are there any firewalls in place if you happen to find dormant microbacterial life on an asteroid?
15 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.
9 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?
8 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?
7 Shock1217 What do you anticipate to be the most challenging part of the planned mission for OSIRIS-REx?
7 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!
7 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)
5 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 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?
5 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!!
21 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?
5 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.)
17 0 j938920 Are there any firewalls in place if you happen to find dormant microbacterial life on an asteroid?
16 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.
8 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?
8 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?
7 0 SelectAll_Delete What would be the most exciting or unexpected thing to find on Bennu?
16 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?
8 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?
9 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!
7 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)
6 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.
6 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?
5 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!!
20 0 smallatom Be honest, did you guys ever use Kerbal Space Program for anything related to this mission?
6 0 Skanky How much of an increase in speed are we talking about here?
7 0 lezkerr What is this thing called "Regolith" ?
4 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?