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Free-Floating Planet-Mass Objects are Common in Galaxies 2019-12-13 16:45:23Using a technique called quasar microlensing, a team of astronomers at the University of Oklahoma has detected populations of free-floating planet-mas

NASA’s MAVEN Orbiter Maps Martian Upper Atmospheric Winds 2019-12-13 14:53:09Using NASA’s Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution (MAVEN) spacecraft, a team of planetary researchers have measured the speed and direction of

New Eocene-Period Whale Unearthed in Egypt 2019-12-13 12:53:53Paleontologists have announced the discovery of a new genus and species of extinct protocetid whale, based on the fossilized remains found in the West

Gemini North Telescope Captures Stunning Galaxy Collision 2019-12-13 11:04:42Astronomers working at the NSF-supported Gemini Observatory have captured a new photo of interacting spiral galaxies NGC 5394 and NGC 5395, collective

‘Proton Aurora’ is Most Common Type of Aurora 2019-12-13 10:01:30Proton aurora, a type of Martian aurora first identified in 2016, forms when protons from the solar wind interact with hydrogen in the extended portio

43,900-Year-Old Cave Painting Portrays Part-Human, Part-Animal Beings 2019-12-13 08:57:08Archaeologists excavating the limestone cave of Leang Bulu’ Sipong 4 on the Indonesian island of Sulawesi have discovered a painting that is app

Hubble Team Releases New Photos of Interstellar Comet 2019-12-13 07:29:20Astronomers using the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope have captured two new images of 2I/Borisov, the first known interstellar comet to travel through

Annihilating Dark Matter May Lurk in Milky Way’s 2019-12-12 13:55:13Gamma rays — the most energetic waves in the electromagnetic spectrum — are typically produced by the hottest, most extreme objects in the

Chernobyl-Level Radiation Exposure Increases Bumblebees’ Appetite for Nectar 2019-12-12 10:41:51A team of researchers from the University of Stirling and the Centre for Ecology and Hydrology in the UK has demonstrated that simulated Chernobyl-lev

Merging Pair of Dusty Star-Forming Galaxies Spotted 13 2019-12-12 09:07:50Using the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA), an international team of astronomers has spotted an unlensed, dusty star-forming galaxy

New Map Shows Near-Surface Water Ice on Mars 2019-12-12 07:54:35Using data from NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter and Mars Odyssey orbiter, a team of planetary researchers have crated a map of the water ice

Water Vapor is Common in Atmospheres of Extrasolar 2019-12-11 15:20:14In a study published recently in the Astrophysical Journal Letters, a team of astronomers analyzed spectroscopic atmospheric data from 19 exoplanets,

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Giant New Cyclone Discovered at Jupiter's South Pole 2019-12-12 17:30:00NASA's Juno spacecraft picked out a hexagon of storms hidden beneath the top layer of Jupiter's clouds.

When Dieting Should We Be Fasting Or Grazing? 2019-12-12 16:30:00When and how to eat is the cornerstone of many diets. But the advice often conflicts.

Tour 10 of the Closest Black Holes to 2019-12-12 16:00:00Black holes should be common in our Milky Way galaxy, but their dark nature means only dozens have been discovered to date. Here are a few nearby blac

The 'Impossible' Molecules That Only Appear In Space 2019-12-12 15:20:00Compounds with noble gases don’t form naturally on Earth. But in the interstellar medium, they are helping scientists probe the history of the u

With Climate Change, Evergreen Trees May Begin to 2019-12-12 14:20:00Higher levels of carbon in the atmosphere might give evergreen trees an advantage.

Water From A Mine in South Africa Might 2019-12-12 13:45:00The water contains bacteria-like shapes that researchers plan to test for DNA.

Abra-Cadaver! Lab-Made Blood Vessels Come to Life 2019-12-12 11:00:00#48 in our top science stories of 2019.

Trip Therapy: Scientists Pin Down How MDMA Works 2019-12-11 17:45:00New research into MDMA, the main ingredient in ecstasy, could help researchers develop better drugs for therapeutic treatment.

44,000-Year-Old Cave Art Shows A Hunt Filled With 2019-12-11 16:40:00Found in Indonesia, the ancient paintings show beings that archaeologists interpret as half-human, half-animal hunters.

The Best Pictures of Interstellar Comet Borisov as 2019-12-11 16:00:00Interstellar visitor 2I/Borisov just made its closest approach to the sun. Here are some shots astronomers took of its journey.

Researchers Find Extinct Mega Carnivore Remains in a 2019-12-11 16:00:00#49 in our top science stories of 2019.

Watch a Blue Origin Rocket Stick its Sixth 2019-12-11 14:45:00Blue Origin, the rocket company owned by Amazon founder Jeff Bezos, just completed its sixth launch and landing of a single New Shepard rocket.

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A Research Nonprofit Shutters TB Vaccine Effort and 2019-12-13 20:27:43A financially troubled Seattle research institute cut back programs, leaving researchers to find new homes for work on infectious diseases like tuberc

To Prevent Deadly Infections, F.D.A. Approves the First 2019-12-13 18:13:09Reusable duodenoscopes infected patients in a series of notorious outbreaks. Now there’s a disposable model to be used just once.

Nature’s Best Poetry of 2019: Clouds 2019-12-13 18:04:38Every day, members of the Cloud Appreciation Society post photos of the sky from around the world. This is why they stop to look up.

How to Watch the Geminids Meteor Shower 2019 2019-12-13 15:57:32Meteor showers can light up night skies from dusk to dawn, and if you’re lucky you might be able to catch a glimpse.

Frail Older Patients Struggle After Even Minor Operations 2019-12-13 14:42:59These patients are not aware of the true risks, and surgeons aren’t telling them, new research suggests.

New Zealand Seeks Human Skin to Treat Volcano 2019-12-13 10:57:40The country’s need highlights a little-known type of organ donation.

Even Hermit Crabs Have Wealth Inequality 2019-12-13 09:00:19The distribution of shells in one population of hermit crabs matched how wealth is shared in some human societies.

Federal Watchdog Questions Billions of Dollars Paid to 2019-12-13 00:51:02A new report from the inspector general’s office criticized insurers for overstating patients’ illnesses without adequate documentation to

NASA’s Osiris-Rex Selects Target Asteroid Landing Site 2019-12-12 21:45:17The spacecraft spent a year mapping Bennu’s rugged terrain, and next year it will touch down on the surface to collect a sample.

The Case of a Man With Two Sets 2019-12-12 17:13:54A crime lab studied a patient’s response to a bone marrow transplant. Readers requested more information about the perplexing findings.

Mythical Beings May Be Earliest Imaginative Cave Art 2019-12-12 11:23:24The paintings on an Indonesian island are at least 43,900 years old and depict humanoid figures with animal-like features in a hunting scene.

Head Cones in Ancient Egyptian Graves Cap Archaeological 2019-12-11 16:36:40It took recent excavations to finally prove that the headgear depicted in hieroglyphic scenes was real and not iconographic.

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Nurses sleep less before a scheduled shift, hindering 2019-12-13 11:54:50Nurses sleep nearly an hour and a half less before work days compared to days off, which hurts patient care and safety, finds a new study.

People willing to risk near-certain death for an 2019-12-13 11:54:44People willing to risk near-certain death for an HIV cure; protecting individuals and families in genetic and psychiatric research, considerations for

Breakthrough in Zika virus vaccine 2019-12-13 11:54:42Researchers have made significant advances in developing a novel vaccine against Zika virus, which could potentially lead to global elimination of the

Perinatal exposure to flame retardant alters epigenome, predisposing 2019-12-13 11:54:38A new study showed that environmentally relevant exposure to polybrominated diphenyl ether (PBDE), a brominated flame retardant, through the umbilical

New study enhances knowledge about widespread diseases 2019-12-13 11:54:24When proteins in the brain form deposits consisting of insoluble aggregates, diseases such as Alzheimer's or Parkinson's can occur. Now a research t

Synthetic nanopores made from DNA 2019-12-13 11:54:22A scientific collaboration has resulted in the construction of a synthetic DNA nanopore capable of selectively translocating protein-size macromolecul

Moongoose females compete over reproduction 2019-12-13 11:54:20A new study on wild banded mongooses reveals that females may use spontaneous abortion to cope with reproductive competition, and to save their energy

Study probing visual memory, amblyopia unveils many-layered mystery 2019-12-13 11:54:18Scientists pinpionted the role of a receptor in the plasticity underlying the degradation of vision in the common childhood condition amblyopia, but e

Bone bandage soaks up pro-healing biochemical to accelerate 2019-12-13 11:54:16Researchers have engineered a patch or bandage that captures a pro-healing molecule called adenosine that briefly surges at the site of a bone break o

Researchers reconstruct spoken words as processed in nonhuman 2019-12-13 11:54:12Using a brain-computer interface, a team of researchers has reconstructed English words from the brain activity of rhesus macaques that listened as th

Finding a killer electron hot spot in Earth's 2019-12-13 11:54:10JAXA and NASA satellite observations show where killer electrons are generated in the Van Allen radiation belts surrounding Earth.

Human teeth used as jewellery in Turkey 8,500 2019-12-13 11:54:08At a prehistoric archaeological site in Turkey, researchers have discovered two 8,500-year-old human teeth, which had been used as pendants in a neckl

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Elizabeth Warren Pitches ‘Blue New Deal’ To Fortify 2019-12-10 09:00:01The Democratic presidential hopeful is betting offshore wind and new seafood policies can win her votes.

Michael Rapaport Is NSFW David Attenborough As He 2019-12-10 04:58:03The comic/actor's famously coarse vocabulary gets a workout.

Climate 'Shocks' Eliminated 16% Of New England Fishing 2019-12-09 15:00:17The finding could strengthen calls for a so-called “Blue New Deal.”

Electric Eel Powering Aquarium’s Christmas Lights 2019-12-04 16:50:07The Tennessee Aquarium hopes the Christmas tree will spark love and appreciation for the unusual freshwater fish.

Global Carbon Emissions Will Hit A Record High 2019-12-03 21:46:17A new report held a few silver linings, however, as the growth was slower than in recent years and the use of coal declined.

Beached Sperm Whale Found With 220 Pounds Of 2019-12-03 14:54:24Marine researchers in Scotland called the discovery both "stunning" and "shameful."

Anti-Vaxxers Needled After Asking To Be Called 'Vaccine 2019-12-03 12:40:25Some of the alternative terms suggested by Twitter wits include "plague enthusiast," "child cemetery advocates" and "infant infectors."

28 Years Ago, Big Oil Predicted It Would 2019-12-03 00:00:06And yet it continued to fight it.

Senate Confirms Dan Brouillette As Trump’s New Energy 2019-12-02 18:40:10The former auto industry lobbyist will replace Rick Perry as head of the Department of Energy.

Prehistoric Puppy Found In Permafrost Still Has Its 2019-12-02 16:39:55The estimated 18,000-year-old dog was discovered in Russia last year in frozen mud.

Spain Might Be The World’s Most Important Climate 2019-12-01 08:00:18The progressive bloc set to rule Europe’s fifth-largest economy has endorsed a Green New Deal but risks fueling a resurgent fascist movement.

What You Need To Know From The Recent 2019-11-29 08:00:19It is, in a word, "bleak."

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