B.B. King, the last of the Southern-born blues musicians who defined modern electric blues in the 1950s and would influence scores of rock and blues guitarists, has died. He was 89.
Daily Archives: May 15, 2015
This Team Discovers 14 New Species An Hour, But They Have An Enemy
You’ve heard that we know more about space than we do the deep ocean. But did you know it’sso unexplored that scientists discover new species just 200-500 feet down, sometimes at a rate of 14 an hour? A (sort of) manmade enemy threatens those efforts though, and they can’t kill, study, and eat it fast enough.
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VIAGRA COULD STOP MALARIA
Since it first came on the market in 1998, Viagra has been found to address more conditions than just erectile dysfunction—it treats hypertension, altitude sickness, and prostate cancer. Now a team of European researchers has found that everyone’s favorite little blue pill can prevent malaria because of the way an enzyme affects red blood cells, according to a study published in PLOS Pathogens.
MAD MAX: FURY ROAD WAS WORTH WAITING 30 YEARS FOR
IN THEORY, MOVIE reboots give audiences everything they loved about the original, with the added gloss of new stars, new effects, and new budgets. In practice, though, this is almost never delivered; fans often are left walking out of theaters wishing their beloved films had never been tarnished by the imperfect doppelganger.
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This Floating Metal Will Make Feather-Light Warships
No, that’s not a sponge. It’s a piece of metal that’s light enough to float. Researchers at New York University, who invented the substance, say it’s also strong enough to build boats with.
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A Shoe That Grows With a Kid
Kenton Lee looked down and saw the feet of a little girl standing beside him. The front of her shoes had been completely cut open, and her toes curled over the edges. Other children at the orphanage where he was volunteering in Nairobi, Kenya, had also outgrown their shoes and were similarly making do. According to a supervisor, the children had received a shipment of shoe donations awhile back, but hadn’t gotten any others since.
First Warm-Blooded Fish Found
The car-tire-size opah is striking enough thanks to its rotund, silver body. But now, researchers have discovered something surprising about this deep-sea dweller: It’s got warm blood.