By Heidi Harley

science / science - 5 years ago

Massive beach clean-up for Hong Kong sea turtles

More than two thousand volunteers hit the beach on an outlying island of Hong Kong for a mass rubbish clean up Sunday as environment campaigners warned plastic is killing sea turtles and other wildlife. There has been increasing concern over the amount of rubbish in Hong Kong waters which washes up...

science / science - 5 years ago

Putin, Abe speak to ISS astronauts from Kremlin

Russian President Vladimir Putin and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Saturday spoke to astronauts on board the ISS via a live video link from the Kremlin. Russian astronaut Anton Shklaperov and his Japanese colleague Norishige Kanai, on board the International Space Station (ISS), appeared on...

science / science - 5 years ago

This Sugar 3D Printer Could Enable Scientists to Print Human Organs

Researchers from the University of Illinois, have created a new kind of 3D printer capable of producing complex shapes from sugar that can be used to grow biological tissues. The printer uses a process called free-form printing to create intricate structures from isomalt—the type of sugar used to m...

science / science - 5 years ago

Peruvian scientists use DNA to trace origins of Inca emperors

Researchers in Peru believe they have traced the origins of the Incas -- the largest pre-Hispanic civilization in the Americas -- through the DNA of the modern-day descendants of their emperors. From their ancient capital Cusco, the Incas controlled a vast empire called Tahuantinsuyo, which extend...

science / science - 5 years ago

These Mars Rocks Could Hold Vital Clues to Life On the Red Planet

Iron-rich rocks found near ancient lake sites on Mars could hold vital clues as to whether life once existed on the Red Planet, according to new research published in the Journal of Geophysical Research. An international team of researchers, led by scientists from the University of Edinburgh, sugge...

science / science - 5 years ago

2018 SkS Weekly Climate Change & Global Warming News Roundup #21

A chronological listing of news articles posted on the Skeptical Science Facebook Page during the past week. Editor's Pick Climate change may lead to bigger atmospheric rivers In early 2017, the Western United States experienced rain and flooding from a series of storms flowing to America on multip...