The Weird Factor ‘Tsunami Fires’ Broke Out After Japan Earthquake

The Weird Factor ‘Tsunami Fires’ Broke Out After Japan Earthquake

WASHINGTON — Tsunamis, the giant waves generated by earthquakes under the sea, are known for flooding vulnerable coastal areas with vast quantities of water. But a tsunami that struck Japan in 1993 brought a different kind of destruction — it set the harbor on fire. Following a magnitude-7.8 earthquake in the Sea of Japan on…
Aliens? Or Alien Impostors? Discovering Oxygen May Not Imply Life, After All

Aliens? Or Alien Impostors? Discovering Oxygen May Not Imply Life, After...

Both reflected sunlight on a planet and absorbed sunlight filtered through an atmosphere are two techniques humanity is presently developing to measure the atmospheric content and surface properties of distant worlds. In the future, this could include the search for organic signatures as well.Melmak / pixabay In our quest for life beyond the Solar System,…
Canada’s Largest Cavern Discovered By Possibility And Called After Star Wars Beast

Canada’s Largest Cavern Discovered By Possibility And Called After Star Wars...

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Why Do I Get Aching Days After I’ve Exercised?

Why Do I Get Aching Days After I’ve Exercised?

You might feel sore after strenuous or new workouts. Credit: Shutterstock You crush your morning workout — running farther, lifting heavier or getting in one more round of that circuit. But that sweet satisfaction can quickly turn to regret the next morning when you're too sore to swing your legs out of bed. Many of…
U.S. Judge Overrules Mississippi Law That Prohibits Abortions After 15 Weeks

U.S. Judge Overrules Mississippi Law That Prohibits Abortions After 15 Weeks

A woman walks into the Jackson Women's Health Organization, the last abortion clinic in Mississippi, on April 5. Brendan Smialowski/AFP/Getty Images hide caption toggle caption Brendan Smialowski/AFP/Getty Images A woman walks into the Jackson Women's Health Organization, the last abortion clinic in Mississippi, on April 5. Brendan Smialowski/AFP/Getty Images Updated at 9:35 a.m. ET A…
Judge Overrules Mississippi’s Restriction On Abortions After 15 Weeks

Judge Overrules Mississippi’s Restriction On Abortions After 15 Weeks

A patient walks into the Jackson Women's Health Organization, the last abortion clinic in Mississippi on April 5. Brendan Smialowski/AFP/Getty Images hide caption toggle caption Brendan Smialowski/AFP/Getty Images A patient walks into the Jackson Women's Health Organization, the last abortion clinic in Mississippi on April 5. Brendan Smialowski/AFP/Getty Images A federal judge in Mississippi has…
Researchers Slipped Up: The Oceans May Not Be Warming Faster After All

Researchers Slipped Up: The Oceans May Not Be Warming Faster After...

Share to facebook Share to twitter Share to linkedin Ocean wave under gray sky at daytime in Azores, PortugalSandro Kradolfer | Unsplash A study published earlier this month stating that the world's oceans had absorbed up to 60% more heat than initially thought over the previous 25 years is being re-evaluated. Prior studies have measured ocean heat content using…
Weight-Loss Supplements Contain Dangerous Stimulants Years After Being Prohibited

Weight-Loss Supplements Contain Dangerous Stimulants Years After Being Prohibited

Some sports and weight-loss supplements still contain experimental stimulant drugs that were prohibited years ago by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), according to a new study.  The study, published today (Oct. 22) in the journal JAMA Internal Medicine, analyzed 12 brands of sports and weight-loss supplements, looking for four potentially dangerous stimulant drugs…
Hail the Lizard King. T. Rex’s Puny Arms Worked After All.

Hail the Lizard King. T. Rex’s Puny Arms Worked After All.

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Tyrannosaurus rex and other meat-eating dinosaurs are often mocked for their laughably puny arms, but new research indicates that these fearsome predators could do a lot more with these little limbs than previously realized. By studying the arm movements of two distant relatives of T. rex — the domestic turkey (Meleagris gallopavo)…
When ICU Delirium Causes Signs Of Dementia After Discharge

When ICU Delirium Causes Signs Of Dementia After Discharge

Richard Langford, at home in East Nashville, Tenn., still has significant trouble with mental focus and memory issues 10 years after a sudden and serious infection landed him in the hospital ICU for several weeks. Morgan Hornsby for NPR hide caption toggle caption Morgan Hornsby for NPR Richard Langford, at home in East Nashville, Tenn.,…
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