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  1. Astronauts And Google Team Up To Let You Explore A Space Station

    07.21 / 00:06 newsy.com Newsy.com - Science
    Watch VideoHave you ever wanted to visit the International Space Station but just can't seem to get into the astronaut program? Well, now you can at least take a virtual trip. Google Street View will let you explore the ISS from the comfort of your desk. The ISS is made up of 15 modules, and Google will let you explore all of them. And if something catches your eye, there are handy buttons you can press to learn more about some items.It's the first time…
  2. How Do You Stop Deforestation? Pay People Not To Cut Down Trees

    07.20 / 20:53 newsy.com Newsy.com - Science
    Watch VideoMoney can't grow on trees, but some people are getting cash by leaving their trees alone.Deforestation accounts for about 20 percent of global carbon emissions — with 1.5 billion tons of carbon dioxide dumped into the atmosphere every year.To help offset these emissions and slow deforestation, researchers offered landowners in Uganda about $28 per year for each hectare of forest left unperturbed.SEE MORE: India Might Set Another Record For Most T…
  3. Annoying Eye Floaters Are More Helpful Than You Think

    07.20 / 17:50 newsy.com Newsy.com - Science
    Watch VideoIf you look at a blank wall, you might see shadowy, stringy specks floating around the edge of your vision. Those annoying squiggles are eye floaters, and yes, we all get them.Floaters are part of the vitreous gel between the eye's lens and retina. The dark shapes are created when sections of the vitreous pull fine fibers away from the retina.It's a common sign of aging, though other things like infection, inflammation and hemorrhaging can also cause eye…
  4. NCAA Tigers Are Teaming Up To Protect Tigers In The Wild

    07.20 / 01:43 newsy.com Newsy.com - Science
    Watch VideoTigers have had a lot of success in college athletics, including Clemson's 2017 football national championship.But real tigers in the wild aren't doing so well. The big cats are considered endangered, and World Wildlife Fund says there may be fewer than 4,000 tigers left in the wild.So Clemson, Auburn, Louisiana State and Missouri, spurred on by their tiger mascots, are teaming up to help the big cats by forming the U.S. Tiger University Consortium.Because…
  5. The Search For MH370 May Lead To Different Discoveries

    07.19 / 20:17 newsy.com Newsy.com - Science
    Watch VideoScientists say the failed search for missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 may actually lead to other breakthroughs. For roughly three years, crews scanned 46,000 square miles of the Indian Ocean as they searched for the aircraft. That data led to some of the most detailed maps of ocean floors yet, and Geoscience Australia released its work to the public on Wednesday. The agency noted before the search, it only had satellite data for that part…
  6. A Congressman Asked Scientists If Mars Had Ancient Alien Civilizations

    07.19 / 17:07 newsy.com Newsy.com - Science
    Watch VideoRep. Dana Rohrabacher is vice chairman of the House Committee on Science, Space and Technology. He asked a group of planetary scientists a question about Mars on Tuesday."You have indicated that Mars was totally different thousands of years ago. Is it possible that there was a civilization on Mars thousands of years ago?" Rohrabacher asked.The response was pretty clear."Mars was different billions of years ago, not thousands of years ago. And there's no…
  7. Over 140 Dogs Were Rescued From A Meat Farm In South Korea

    07.19 / 14:56 newsy.com Newsy.com - Science
    Watch VideoHumane Society International has recovered 149 dogs and puppies that were going to be eaten during South Korea's Bok Nal days.Bok Nal days mark South Korea's three hottest days of summer, according to the lunar calendar. As part of the tradition, dog meat is used to make a soup that is believed to cool the blood down.  Cats can also be included.South Korea's government doesn't keep records of how many dogs are killed each year during Bok Nal days, but…
  8. T. Rex Was Probably Much Slower Than You Thought

    07.19 / 13:48 newsy.com Newsy.com - Science
    Watch VideoDespite what Hollywood has taught us, it turns out T. rex was actually kind of slow.That's according to the University of Manchester researchers who studied the dinosaur's gait and skeletal structure. They say anything above a brisk walk could have crushed the T. rex's leg bones under its 7-ton weight.They created a computer model of the dinosaur and had it run at different speeds to determine what would happen.The model estimates a T. rex would probably top out…