Monday, March 19, 2018

MAR 19, 2018 - 11:00 AM ET - 10 SPACE & SCIENCE, 7 PHOTOS & 3 VIDEOS

*"The FDA Wants to Take Nicotine Out of Tobacco. How Do You Do That? The 

agency plans to propose a new rule that would limit nicotine levels in tobacco, 

with an ultimate goal of lowering the amount of the compound to nonaddictive 


By Rachael Rettner, Senior Writer. March 15, 2018, 05:43 pm 


Credit: Shutterstock.

*"What Was the Most Pointless Battle in History?

By Mindy Weisberger, Senior Writer. livescience. March 14, 2018, 07:44 am ET.

"The snazzy uniforms of the Austrian army were not enough to help soldiers 

recognize that they were battling their fellow Austrians, that one time in 1788."

Credit: Imagno/Getty.

*"Books and Black Holes: Stephen Hawking's Language Helps Us Grasp the 

Cosmos. On April Fools' Day in 1988, a modern science classic by world-

renowned theoretical physicist and cosmologist Stephen Hawking was published. 

Called "A Brief History of Time," it set off a wave of public curiosity about 

humanity's place in the universe."

By Doris Elin Salazar, Contributor. March 17, 2018. 06:15 am ET.

"Visualization of a black hole."

Credit: D. Coe, J. Anderson, and R. van der Marel (STScI)/NASA/ESA.

*"Jupiter Storm Blooms in Rosy Photo by NASA Probe. A new photo shows a 

swirling maelstrom on Jupiter through rose-colored glasses."

By Mike Wall,, Senior Writer. March 18, 2018, 08:00 am ET.

"Citizen-scientists Matt Brealey and Gustavo B C processed this color-enhanced 

image of a Jupiter storm using data captured on Feb. 7, 2018, by the JunoCam 

imager aboard NASA's Juno spacecraft."

Credit: Matt Brealey/Gustavo B C/NASA/JPL-Caltech/SwRI/MSSS.

*"17 Billion? How the CDC Estimated How Many Binge Drinks US Downs Each 

Year. The results are based on interviews with more than 400,000 U.S. adults in 

all 50 states in 2015. The interviews were carried out monthly in each state, and 

included a representative sample of adults."

By Rachael Rettner, Senior Writer. livescience. March 17, 2018, 08:10 am ET.

Credit: cdrin/Shutterstock.

*"Space Station Live: Science of the Gut - YouTube."

*"Expect a Warm, Wet Spring Across the US.

By Mindy Weisberger, Senior Writer. livescience. March 18, 2018, 11:57 am ET.

"Cherry blossoms spring to life around the Tidal Basin in Washington, D.C."

Credit: Sean Pavone/Shutterstock.

*"What Is Beyond The Universe? - YouTube."

*"The Week's Top Space Stories. People around the world remember the life of 

Stephen Hawking, the Great Red Spot on Jupiter is shrinking and turning orange 

and NASA's twin study with Scott and Mark Kelly confirm some fascinating 

findings. These are just some of this week's top stories on"

"Plans to build an outpost near the moon for astronauts to live, learn and work 

on the lunar surface are underway. NASA is moving forward with its Lunar 

Orbital Platform-Gateway project, whose first component might launch into 

space as early as 2022. The complex would include airlock capabilities, and 

would be significantly smaller than the International Space Station."

Credit: NASA.

"Ancient stars are actually the source of a mysterious cosmic signal radiating 

from the center of the Milky Way galaxy, not dark matter. According to a new 

study, the gamma-rays that make up the signal are emanating from a multitude 

of rapidly spinning neutron stars that are thought to be 10 billion years old, and 

were interpreted as dark matter because the thousands of signal sources are so 

far away, the signals seem to come from one spot."

Photo Credit: L Jaramillo and O Macias, Virginia Tech.

*"A Space Journey (HD) - YouTube."

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