Score
Title
12950
‘Superblack’ bird of paradise feathers absorb 99.95% of light
509
In 200 Years Cows May Be the Biggest Land Mammals on the Planet
10283
Researchers have found evidence of rapid and involuntarily mental processes that kick-in whenever we encounter opinions we agree with.
4405
Having an audience might make you perform better, study finds - Johns Hopkins neuroscientist discovers that performing a task in front of an audience triggers part of the brain associated with action and motor skills
368
Perturbation of the circadian rhythm is a hallmark of cancer and chronic circadian rhythm disruption predisposes individuals to tumour development. Nowresearchers show that drugs that stimulate the circadian cloc are selectively lethal to a wide range of cancer cells.
63
U.K. Man With 'Worst Ever' Drug-Resistant Gonorrhea Is Now Cured
146
Cognitive deficits of adolescent cannabis use are smaller than thought previously; abstinence longer than 72 hours diminishes them further
41
Researchers illuminate the path to a new era of microelectronics: New manufacturing process will enable photonic communication in consumer devices
865
Study identifies brain areas altered during hypnotic trances
24060
Sometimes called “wear and tear” arthritis, osteoarthritis in people who are obese was long assumed to simply be a consequence of undue stress on joints. But researchers provide the first evidence that bacteria in the gut – governed by diet – could be the key driving force behind osteoarthritis.
5
"Sea Nomads" May Have Evolved to Be the World's Elite Divers
11
"Global trove of rare earth metals found in Japan’s deep-sea mud"
126
UCI researchers identify blood biomarkers that may help diagnose, confirm concussions - Researchers have found that specific small molecules in blood plasma may be useful in determining whether someone has sustained a mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI), commonly known as a concussion.
3640
A tooth-mounted sensor can track when patients consume glucose, salt, and alcohol. The 2-mm-by-2-mm device can then send data to smartphones and the like, according to a new study from Tufts.
143
Certain PTSD therapies prove effective long after patients stop treatment. The findings suggest effective and lasting approaches for symptoms of PTSD-a debilitating and typically chronic disorder that rarely diminishes spontaneously and is associated with significant distress, impairment
8
Tiny microenvironments in the ocean hold clues to global nitrogen cycle
36
Religious individuals with high scientific reasoning ability are not more likely to accept biological evolution as true, according to new research
7588
I’m Francis Collins, Director of the National Institutes of Health. As we celebrate the 15th anniversary of the completion of the Human Genome Project, I’m here to talk about its history and the critical role it has played in precision medicine. Ask me anything!
4
Ejaculation Induced by the Activation of Crz Neurons Is Rewarding to Drosophila Males
600
By passively monitoring user-generated data from medical cannabis patients, researchers have glimpsed the types and amounts of marijuana that seem effective for relieving symptoms of stress, anxiety, and depression, as reported in the Journal of Affective Disorders.
1
Diamonds. We all thought that they are pretty strong. But now they can be bent and stretched.
13
Desiccation cracks provide evidence of lake drying on Mars
14
Earlier time to aerobic exercise is associated with faster recovery following acute sport concussion
160
Researchers discover Autistic children inherit rare damaging noncoding variants from fathers but not mothers
3
When There’s an Audience, People’s Performance Improves
49
Salk scientists curb growth of cancer cells by blocking access to key nutrients through control of circadian clock.
10
Seroprevalence of Toxoplasma gondii in pregnant women and livestock in the mainland of China: a systematic review and hierarchical meta-analysis
282
Researchers have characterized a complex, little-understood receptor type that, when activated, shuts off hunger. The findings may open up opportunities to fight obesity at the cellular level.
35
A research study explaining that children even before their teenage years may have a distorted perception of body image and a subjective perspective of what is an acceptable body type.
29
Graphene Sets a New Record on Squeezing Light to One Atom
23
Large portions of Canada’s vast boreal forest could be at risk of dying off by the end of the century, as climate change will dramatically aggravate the risk of wildfires, drought and insect infestations, say government scientists in a groundbreaking new study.
24
Children With Autism Have Gastrointestinal & Immune-System Deregulation Research Finds
19
New Study Says Ancient Humans Hunted Big Mammals To Extinction
16
Clear as mud: Desiccation cracks help reveal the shape of water on Mars
8
An Affirmative Action Leg Up May Hurt Your Chances to Become a Doctor, Scientist or Engineer
6895
A rare mutation among the Bajau people lets them stay underwater longer: natural selection at the PDE10A gene has increased spleen size in the Bajau, providing them with a larger reservoir of oxygenated red blood cells.
12
Carbapenem-resistant superbugs curbed by existing bismuth subcitrate metallodrug
0
Google Suggests the Future of Hardware and Technology Is “Softwear”
12
A breathtaking new type of opal has been found... in common seaweed
42473
Half the Coral in the Great Barrier Reef Has Died Since 2016 (paper sourced in article)
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.)
13 79c4a06fbba64629867a I always wondered about this but never got the chance to ask someone: How is being an astronomy researcher at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center different from being one at the usual Astronomy/Physics department at a university?
15 imbobbathefett What kind of techniques do you imagine will become necessary to find rogue planets? Would that even be possible?
14 packthatcrack How far off are we from mining asteroids?
7 ForVectron In terms of quality of imaging, what sort of improvements should we expect from this gen \(TESS\) compared to last? Be as technical as you wish. And what is expected in future imaging quality 15\-20 years down the line? Are we able to focus on objects within/nearby our solar system? In the future, will our focus be on satellite\-based scopes? As opposed to, say, constructing one on the moon... Thanks!
9 FalseIshtar Okay, my question is, with other star systems, for us to see the light from the star dim when an exoplanet eclipses it's parent, does their system have to be in a certain orientation or.. plane? How do we determine which star systems are edge on to our perspective? Or does it work completely different?
6 astroman300 Can TESS find planets in long period orbits that are similar in length to Earth's orbit around the sun?
5 Senyu For the team, are there any patches of the sky you are personally interested in, or are looking forward to having TESS point at?
4 hoti0101 1) How sensitive are the CCDs used in TESS? 2) How do the construction/components of these CCDs differ compared to sensors in everyday phones? 3) When looking for dips in the brightness of stars, do you have a frequency you need/want to sample each star to have a high probability of detecting a planet (for example, sampling the star once per day, once per week, etc...)? 4) How much data is collected daily (in terms of gigabytes)? What is TESS's upload/downlink speed?
5 AstroManishKr Hi, NASA! Thanks for doing this AMA! How will TESS build on Kepler's discoveries? What do you hope will come out of the TESS mission?
5 AstroManishKr What is the difference between TESS and Kepler?
5 Nuranon You seem to be more on the astronomy side of things but what is the presumeble limiting factor for Tess' lifespan? Reaction Wheels?
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.152388.83041](https://www.thewinnower.com/papers/8828-science-ama-series-we-re-nasa-mit-and-kepler-scientists-excited-about-the-launch-of-our-newest-planet-hunter-tess-ama) You can learn more and start contributing at [*authorea.com*](https://authorea.com)
5 11thHero How long do you guys plan to leave the satellite in orbit? How much data do you hope to gather in this time?
3 WardAgainstNewbs Hello, and thanks for taking questions! I read that Kepler tended to find larger planets close to their stars, since they were easier to detect transiting. Will this bias still be present with TESS? Also, since such a large amount of data will be gathered, are there any plans to utilize distributed computing to analyze it? Would love to know if I can contribute!
3 press-control-w How can someone like me, an about-to-graduate astrophysics student, currently studying in a university in Canada, be able to get an internship or work with/alongside NASA or in affiliated project, or be involved in any way, since to be frank, the CSA doesn't do much in comparison to NASA?
3 AstroManishKr Will TESS be able to look for atmospheres and biomarkers?
3 SkywayCheerios Hey all, I've read in a few places that TESS is expected to discover more than 20,000 exoplanets, about 5 times (!) the number discovered to date. How do you come up with an estimate like that and what is most unique about TESS compared to other exoplanet instruments that will potentially enable those discoveries?
3 Jetals Hello and thank you so much for hosting this AMA! I have two questions: 1. Will TESS be doing anything to survey the current weird light fading phenomena occuring close to Tabby's Star (KIC 8462852)? 2. Is TESS planning to be used in coordination with the James Webb Space Telescope? If so, how?
3 Duvangrgata1 Thanks for doing this AMA! What are the strangest environments on an exoplanet that you've ever discovered/heard of?
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.)
12 0 79c4a06fbba64629867a I always wondered about this but never got the chance to ask someone: How is being an astronomy researcher at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center different from being one at the usual Astronomy/Physics department at a university?
16 0 imbobbathefett What kind of techniques do you imagine will become necessary to find rogue planets? Would that even be possible?
12 0 packthatcrack How far off are we from mining asteroids?
6 0 ForVectron In terms of quality of imaging, what sort of improvements should we expect from this gen \(TESS\) compared to last? Be as technical as you wish. And what is expected in future imaging quality 15\-20 years down the line? Are we able to focus on objects within/nearby our solar system? In the future, will our focus be on satellite\-based scopes? As opposed to, say, constructing one on the moon... Thanks!
8 0 FalseIshtar Okay, my question is, with other star systems, for us to see the light from the star dim when an exoplanet eclipses it's parent, does their system have to be in a certain orientation or.. plane? How do we determine which star systems are edge on to our perspective? Or does it work completely different?
5 0 astroman300 Can TESS find planets in long period orbits that are similar in length to Earth's orbit around the sun?
5 0 Senyu For the team, are there any patches of the sky you are personally interested in, or are looking forward to having TESS point at?
6 0 hoti0101 1) How sensitive are the CCDs used in TESS? 2) How do the construction/components of these CCDs differ compared to sensors in everyday phones? 3) When looking for dips in the brightness of stars, do you have a frequency you need/want to sample each star to have a high probability of detecting a planet (for example, sampling the star once per day, once per week, etc...)? 4) How much data is collected daily (in terms of gigabytes)? What is TESS's upload/downlink speed?
6 0 AstroManishKr Hi, NASA! Thanks for doing this AMA! How will TESS build on Kepler's discoveries? What do you hope will come out of the TESS mission?
5 0 AstroManishKr What is the difference between TESS and Kepler?
5 0 Nuranon You seem to be more on the astronomy side of things but what is the presumeble limiting factor for Tess' lifespan? Reaction Wheels?
3 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.152388.83041](https://www.thewinnower.com/papers/8828-science-ama-series-we-re-nasa-mit-and-kepler-scientists-excited-about-the-launch-of-our-newest-planet-hunter-tess-ama) You can learn more and start contributing at [*authorea.com*](https://authorea.com)
4 0 11thHero How long do you guys plan to leave the satellite in orbit? How much data do you hope to gather in this time?
3 0 WardAgainstNewbs Hello, and thanks for taking questions! I read that Kepler tended to find larger planets close to their stars, since they were easier to detect transiting. Will this bias still be present with TESS? Also, since such a large amount of data will be gathered, are there any plans to utilize distributed computing to analyze it? Would love to know if I can contribute!
3 0 press-control-w How can someone like me, an about-to-graduate astrophysics student, currently studying in a university in Canada, be able to get an internship or work with/alongside NASA or in affiliated project, or be involved in any way, since to be frank, the CSA doesn't do much in comparison to NASA?
3 0 AstroManishKr Will TESS be able to look for atmospheres and biomarkers?
3 0 SkywayCheerios Hey all, I've read in a few places that TESS is expected to discover more than 20,000 exoplanets, about 5 times (!) the number discovered to date. How do you come up with an estimate like that and what is most unique about TESS compared to other exoplanet instruments that will potentially enable those discoveries?
3 0 Jetals Hello and thank you so much for hosting this AMA! I have two questions: 1. Will TESS be doing anything to survey the current weird light fading phenomena occuring close to Tabby's Star (KIC 8462852)? 2. Is TESS planning to be used in coordination with the James Webb Space Telescope? If so, how?
3 0 Duvangrgata1 Thanks for doing this AMA! What are the strangest environments on an exoplanet that you've ever discovered/heard of?