JPL researchers monitored the mountain range with about 1,300 GPS stations

California Drought Caused Sierra Nevada To Grow An Inch, NASA Researchers Say

inquisitr.com • Interesting

While the recent California drought was definitely bad for numerous lawns and farms in the Golden State, it apparently resulted in the iconic Sierra Nevada mountain range growing close to an inch, according to new data from NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory.

As a much-needed reckoning happens in the workplace, look to college campuses for a note of caution

Why the #MeToo Moment Should Be Ready for a Backlash

politico.com • Interesting

In the final five years of his presidency, Barack Obama’s administration undertook a worthy and bold challenge: the elimination of sexual assault on campuses. In fact, Obama’s team had a much more ambitious goal in mind.

A sluggish heart rate and frantic swimming could be a dangerous combination

Humans may be scaring narwhals to death

popsci.com • Interesting

Until recently, narwhals have led pretty secluded lives in the Arctic. But the sea ice that has kept these tusked whales isolated from people is beginning to melt, likely bringing a boom in shipping and seismic exploration for oil and natural gas to the area.

A nib of cheese a day keeps the heart disease away

Eating cheese every day might actually be healthy

nydailynews.com • Interesting

A recent analysis of more than 200,000 people showed that those who ate a little bit of cheese every day were less likely to develop heart disease compared to those who rarely or never ate it at all.

An oddly-shaped object was captured on camera by the Mars Curiosity rover

Why did NASA’s rover just find a cannonball on Mars?

bgr.com • Interesting

Humanity has still yet to find real, concrete, scientifically-supported evidence of extraterrestrial life. We’ve gotten pretty close, and discovered some chemical markers and other indications that might suggest life once existed somewhere other than Earth, but the hunt is still on for indisputable proof. Well, some Mars watchers now believe they’ve found it, and it’s in the form of a “cannonball.”

46 percent of Americans say they could not live without their smartphones

Smartphone addiction creates imbalance in brain

eurekalert.org • Interesting

Researchers have found an imbalance in the brain chemistry of young people addicted to smartphones and the internet, according to a study presented today at the annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA).

the herpes of craft supplies

No Shimmer: Why Scientists Want to Ban Glitter

livescience.com • Interesting

Glitter should be banned, researcher Trisia Farrelly, a senior lecturer in environment and planning at Massey University in New Zealand, told CBS. The reason? Glitter is made of microplastic, a piece of plastic less than 0.19 inches (5 millimeters) in length.

osmonauts collected the bacteria by swabbing the outside of the space station

Cosmonaut says space station bacteria 'come from outer space'

cnet.com • Interesting

A Russian cosmonaut claims to have caught aliens. Cosmonaut Anton Shkaplerov says he found bacteria clinging to the external surface of the International Space Station that didn't come from the surface of Earth.

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