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Kuiper Belt Object Ultima Thule Has New Name: New! 2019-11-13 14:50:08Ultima Thule (also known as 2014 MU69), the Kuiper Belt Object that was the target of the January 1, 2019 flyby by NASA’s New Horizons mission,

Paleontologists Find Fossilized Feathers of Cretaceous Polar Dinosaurs 2019-11-13 13:26:20Paleontologists have discovered the fossilized feathers of dinosaurs and birds that lived 118 million years ago (Early Cretaceous epoch) in polar envi

S5-HVS1: Hypervelocity Star Ejected by Milky Way’s Supermassive 2019-11-13 11:21:24A main-sequence hypervelocity star traveling at huge speeds after being ejected by Sagittarius A*, the supermassive black hole at the center of our Mi

Ground-Penetrating Radar Reveals Ice-Age Human and Animal Footprints 2019-11-13 08:36:49‘Ghost’ fossilized footprints of human, mammoths, giant sloths and other Pleistocene creatures discovered at the White Sands National Monu

TESS Finds Hot Neptune-Like Exoplanet around Sun-Like Star 2019-11-13 06:56:20A short-period, hot Neptune-like planet has been discovered orbiting a Sun-like star called TOI-132, thanks to data gathered by NASA’s Transitin

New Martian Mystery: Oxygen 2019-11-12 14:51:00The Sample Analysis at Mars (SAM) instrument onboard NASA’s Curiosity rover has measured the seasonal changes in the gases that fill the air dir

Nile River is 30 Million Years Old, Research 2019-11-12 13:21:43The Nile is a 4,130-mile (6,650 km) long river in northeastern Africa. It has been suggested that the river in its present path is at least 6 m

Silver-Backed Chevrotain Rediscovered in Vietnam 2019-11-12 11:02:19The silver-backed chevrotain (Tragulus versicolor), a deer-like species the size of a rabbit or small cat, has been rediscovered by an international t

99-Million-Year-Old Flower Beetle with Pollen Grains on Its 2019-11-12 09:19:29Since Charles Darwin, insect pollination was thought to be a key contributor to the Cretaceous rise of flowering plants (angiosperms). Both insects an

Experimental Vaccine Protects Mice from Staphylococcus aureus 2019-11-12 08:01:57The new biofilm-specific vaccine, developed by researchers from the University of Maryland-Baltimore, Northern Arizona University and the University o

First-Generation Stars Formed More Quickly than Previously Thought 2019-11-11 14:23:31An international team of astronomers has discovered a massive cloud of gas that formed just 850 million years after the Big Bang. The chemical composi

Study: Anemonefish Can See Ultraviolet Light 2019-11-11 13:10:58The Great Barrier Reef anemonefish (Amphiprion akindynos) can see ultraviolet light and may use it as a ‘secret channel’ to find both frie

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This Spacecraft Will Detect if Exoplanet Skies are 2019-11-12 16:22:42NASA is adding an instrument to the European Space Agency's ARIEL spacecraft.(Credit: ESA/STFC RAL Space/UCL/Europlanet-Science Office) NASA annou

SpaceX Launches 60 more Starlink Satellites to Orbit 2019-11-12 16:07:23The Falcon 9 rocket taking off for the Starlink mission on November 11. (Credit: SpaceX/Flickr) On November 11, SpaceX launched a Falcon 9 rocket

How Could We Find a Wormhole Hiding in 2019-11-12 15:53:25A new study outlined a possible method to search for a wormhole at the center of the Milky Way, where a supermassive black hole, like the one seen in

Why People In Ancient Times Didn't Get the 2019-11-12 15:14:13What happened to make plague able to cause devastating epidemics, as in this depiction from 1349? (Credit: Pierart dou Tielt/Wikimedia) One of civi

How the Nile River Has Stayed In One 2019-11-11 17:22:54The Nile River seen at sunrise. (Credit: Kirsty Bisset/Shutterstock) Thousands of years ago, ancient Egyptians built their agricultural systems aro

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What It Takes to be a Space Pilot 2019-11-08 13:52:28Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo. The craft is flown by human pilots to space. (Credit: Steve Mann/Shutterstock) Taking control of a 3,000-pound roc

Running for Less Than an Hour a Week 2019-11-08 12:31:53Running just once a week could lead to a longer life, a new study finds. (Credit: Halfpoint/Shutterstock) Reluctant joggers, here’s some enco

A Rocky Planet in This Oddball Solar System 2019-11-07 18:09:46(Credit: Teo Mocnik) Over the past couple of decades, astronomers have discovered thousands of alien planets and solar systems. These worlds come i

DNA Analysis of Ancient Rome Reveals a Cosmopolitan 2019-11-07 17:15:54(Credit: leoks/Shutterstock) A new collection of DNA from ancient Romans spanning 12,000 years shows how the population of the empire’s capi

'Super-Emitters' In California Release A Third Of 2019-11-06 15:55:47A landfill in Italy with a methane capture system. (Credit: newphotoservice/Shutterstock) A new analysis finds that 0.2 percent of all California m

Modern Apartments Have More Fungi Than a Jungle 2019-11-06 14:34:45Rural residences have less bacteria and fungi than their urban counterparts. (Credit: Elise Lefran/Shutterstock) Moving to the city might mean gain

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New York Identifies Hospitals and Nursing Homes With New! 2019-11-13 18:04:45The policy change, for the virulent drug-resistant germ Candida auris, came as the C.D.C. reported that more people are dying of drug-resistant infect

Greta Thunberg Sets Sail, Again, After Climate Talks New! 2019-11-13 16:27:29Ms. Thunberg, who doesn’t fly, found herself suddenly needing a ride across the Atlantic when United Nations climate talks were moved on short

Which Mammals on Land Migrate the Farthest? New! 2019-11-13 15:43:05Scientists measured individual distances to compile a Top 5 list of ultramarathon runners of the mammalian kingdom.

3 Cows Swept Out to Sea by Hurricane New! 2019-11-13 15:42:08The cows, believed to have been carried out to sea when the storm hit North Carolina, have been spotted hanging out on the Outer Banks.

Where Wild Turkeys Are So Bold They Knock New! 2019-11-13 14:57:46Birds behaving badly are causing a ruckus in Toms River, N.J.

Penn Museum Redesign Aims Beyond Academics New! 2019-11-13 14:52:47Hundreds of objects from a collection of almost one million artifacts will go on public display for the first time when new galleries open this week.

NASA Renames Object After Uproar Over Old Name’s New! 2019-11-13 14:34:38Scientists said an object four billion miles from Earth would be given a Native American name: Arrokoth. Its previous, informal name, Ultima Thule, ha

How to Peer Through a Wormhole 2019-11-13 11:06:43Theoretically, the universe may be riddled with tunnels through space and time. Two scientists have now proposed a way to detect the existence of a co

5 Global Trends Shaping Our Climate Future 2019-11-13 09:17:45Here's how the next 20 years are shaping up in terms of energy, and what it means for global warming.

Looking to Scientists to Expand Eco-Tourism Efforts 2019-11-13 05:00:08Hotels, lodges and resorts are bringing in scientists to conduct serious academic inquiries while also offering nature tours, workshops and classes fo

Getting a Handle on Self-Harm 2019-11-12 16:16:01Cutting and other forms of self-injury are on the rise among adolescents. Researchers are beginning to understand the phenomenon, and how to treat it.

Maya Lin to Conjure Dying Trees to Make 2019-11-12 13:16:54Her public art installation at Madison Square Park, opening in June, will focus on the so-called ghost forests that have died off because of climate c

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Ohio opioid trials end quickly with a $260-million 2019-10-21 18:02:00Today was meant to mark the beginning of the heavily-anticipated federal opioid trials taking place in Cleveland, Ohio. Instead, both parties reached

This $200 handheld gaming system doubles as a 2019-10-21 17:05:13This revamped gaming system isn't simply emulating your old Game Boy games.

Lionel train sets for every kind of locomotive 2019-10-21 17:05:00The best Lionel train sets available for all levels of interest.

The Forest Service wants to open 9.2 million 2019-10-21 15:00:00The Tongass National Forest in southeast Alaska is the largest temperate rainforest in the world and the largest national forest in the US. At almost

The best hot pot machines for cool weather 2019-10-21 14:58:00Multifunctional machines for a simple shabu-shabu or a hot pot and grill feast.

Stigma against polyamory could put families’ health at 2019-10-21 14:31:00A new study in the Canadian Medical Association Journal breaks down how polyamorous families dealt with stigma and challenges associated with giving b

High-protein alternatives to meat 2019-10-21 14:14:00Alternative protein sources that taste good and are better for the planet.

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WiFi routers that will smarten up your entire 2019-10-21 12:18:36Four WiFi mesh systems that combine easy set-up with powerful signals.

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How microgrids could protect California from blackouts during 2019-10-21 11:02:00California’s electric utilities will only have more to worry about, as the state’s climate becomes hotter and drier, leading to more frequ

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These tiny aquatic animals secrete a compound that 2019-10-17 14:00:31A newly identified molecule from rotifers paralyzes the larvae of worms that cause schistosomiasis, which affects over 200 million people worldwide.

Acrobatic choanoflagellates could help explain how multicellularity evolved 2019-10-17 14:00:26A newfound single-celled microbe species forms groups of multiple individual organisms that change shape in response to light.

Big dinosaurs kept cool thanks to blood vessel 2019-10-16 14:00:40Giant dinosaurs evolved several strategies for cooling their blood and avoiding heatstroke.

Organoids offer clues to how brains are made 2019-10-16 13:00:29Three-dimensional clumps of brain cells offer clues about how brains get made in humans and chimpanzees.

A precision drug for prostate cancer may slow 2019-10-16 07:00:42The drug olaparib could be used to treat men with certain genetic mutations and severe types of prostate cancer, a clinical trial finds.

Humpback whales use their flippers and bubble ‘nets’ 2019-10-15 19:01:51A study reveals new details of how humpback whales hunt using their flippers and a whirl of bubbles to capture fish.

Extreme snowfall kept most plants and animals in 2019-10-15 14:00:22A very snowy winter in 2018 left parts of Greenland covered well into the summer, causing an ecosystem-wide reproductive collapse in one area.

Physicists have found quasiparticles that mimic hypothetical dark 2019-10-15 07:00:45These subatomic particles could make up dark matter in the cosmos. A mathematically similar phenomenon occurs in a solid material.

How the second known interstellar visitor makes ‘Oumuamua 2019-10-14 11:00:47With its gaseous halo and tail, the second discovered interstellar object, 2I/Borisov, looks basically like your run-of-the-mill solar system comet.

Economics Nobel goes to poverty-fighting science 2019-10-14 09:05:42Three scientists share the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences for developing real-world interventions for tackling poverty.

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When reporting climate-driven human migration, place matters New! 2019-11-13 15:31:12Location matters when talking about how climate might or might not be driving migration from Central America. Climate research in the dry corridor reg

Could the mysteries of antimatter and dark matter New! 2019-11-13 15:30:56Researchers have performed the first laboratory experiments to determine whether a slightly different way in which matter and antimatter interact with

Predicting evolution: Not just 'survival of the fittest' New! 2019-11-13 15:30:37A new method of 're-barcoding' DNA allows scientists to track rapid evolution in yeast. The approach has implications for the prediction of dominant

Firefighters can ease one another's job stress, but New! 2019-11-13 15:30:17Strong same-sex friendships among male firefighters can help cut down on their stress -- but loving relationships with their wives may increase anxiet

Turning (more) fat and sewage into natural gas 2019-11-13 12:48:30Researchers have developed what is, to date, the most efficient means of converting sewage sludge and restaurant grease into natural gas.

Chitin-binding proteins override host plant's resistance to fungal 2019-11-13 12:48:28A recent article studies chitin-binding proteins from a soilborne fungus (Verticillium nonalfalfae) that causes vascular wilt in plants. This fungus b

New artificial intelligence system automatically evolves to evade 2019-11-13 12:48:22Researchers developed a tool called Geneva (short for Genetic Evasion), which automatically learns to circumvent censorship. Tested in China, India an

Study teases out factors associated with postpartum overdose 2019-11-13 12:48:20A new study uncovers several risk factors associated with postpartum opioid overdose.

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Theoretical tubulanes inspire ultrahard polymers 2019-11-13 11:49:13Engineers print 3D blocks based on theoretical tubulanes and find they're nearly as hard as diamond.

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Venice Mayor Blames Climate Change As Italian City 2019-11-13 05:19:10Mayor Luigi Brugnaro said he would declare a state of disaster after the city was hit by the devastating high tide, which peaked at over 6 feet on Tue

Elizabeth Warren Proposes Federal Ban On Industry-Funded ‘Junk 2019-11-12 09:00:14The proposal could help undo some of the damage the Trump EPA has done.

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Sen. Ed Markey's Green New Deal 'Revolution' Is 2019-11-10 20:45:41The Massachusetts senator, facing two serious challengers, held a primary debate on the climate crisis in a bid to secure his status as the issue's l

Man Purposely Gets Stung By Executioner Wasp And 2019-11-08 16:45:13Rob Alleva gets bit or stung by a lot of dangerous animals on the new History Channel series "Kings of Pain."

In Iowa, Bernie Sanders Seeks To Cement His 2019-11-08 16:04:33Climate is a top issue for Iowa Democrats. And the Vermont senator's embrace of biofuels could broaden his appeal.

Woman Running On Trail Ends Up Getting A 2019-11-07 17:24:13The cattle eye worm infection is only the second known case in humans, raising concerns about an upswing.

First New HIV Strain Discovered In Nearly 20 2019-11-07 08:40:36The finding by Abbott Laboratories scientists “tells us that the HIV epidemic is still ongoing and still evolving,” an epidemiology expert

Judge Says Police Can Search Company's Entire DNA 2019-11-05 18:07:20This is exactly what privacy advocates have been afraid of for years.

Info About Your Health Is More Accessible Than 2019-11-05 05:45:04Ordering your own medical tests and at-home DNA kits can lead to its own set of problems.

Trump Kicks Off Formal Process Of Pulling U.S. 2019-11-04 15:19:36The decision could go into effect one day after the 2020 election.

Century-Old Shipwreck Atop Niagara Falls Breaks Free, Creeps 2019-11-04 05:38:50The iron scow has been lodged near the top of Horseshoe Falls since 1918.


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