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Gigantopithecus is Related to Modern-Day Orangutans, New Study Shows

Orangutans (genus Pongo) are the closest living relatives of Gigantopithecus blacki, the biggest primate that ever walked the Earth, according to new Read More



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X17 Particle Might Solve Mystery of Dark Matter 2019-12-10 14:55:25Professor Attila Krasznahorkay and his colleagues at ATOMKI (the Institute of Nuclear Research in Debrecen, Hungary) recently published a paper that h

Study: Killer Whale Grandmothers Improve Chances of Survival 2019-12-10 13:26:23Postmenopausal female killer whale (Orcinus orca) have a big beneficial impact on the survival chances of their grandoffspring, a University of York-l

New Species of Paleocene Penguin Bridges Gap in 2019-12-10 10:33:01Paleontologists in New Zealand have uncovered the fossilized bones from an extinct penguin that swam the oceans between 62.5 and 60 million years ago.

Enceladus’ Tiger Stripes Finally Explained 2019-12-10 09:13:55Saturn’s 300-mile- (500 km) diameter moon Enceladus is thought to have an outer ice shell covering a liquid water ocean. Slashed across the moon

Athletes Have Quieter Brains, New Research Shows 2019-12-10 08:04:33Playing sports — including football, soccer and hockey — increases the gain of the external sound signal by turning down the background no

Very Large Telescope Takes Close Look at Emission 2019-12-09 15:22:39Using the Focal Reducer and low dispersion Spectrograph (FORS) instrument on ESO’s Very Large Telescope (VLT), astronomers have obtained a remar

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Hubble Captures Detailed Image of Edge-On Spiral Galaxy 2019-12-09 04:37:04The NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope has delivered an incredible snapshot of a nearby spiral galaxy called NGC 3175. NGC 3175 is an edge-on spiral gala

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New Quantum Tech is About to Bring a 2019-12-10 17:45:00Improved instruments will lower noise at the quantum level. The development opens the door to discovering more distant gravitational waves.

In a Test, NASA Just Blew a Hole 2019-12-10 16:45:00To prove their massive rocket could survive well beyond its intended limits, NASA blew a hole in its fuel tank.

Jupiter's Galilean Moons May Have Formed Bit By 2019-12-10 16:30:00These large moons’ complex combination of properties could be best explained if they grew slowly from pebbles.

Ancient Amber Reveals Dinosaur Feather Being Nibbled by 2019-12-10 15:00:00The find is the first evidence for feather-munching parasites among dinosaurs.

Brain Organoids Grow Neural Circuits, Begin Producing Recognizable 2019-12-10 14:30:00#7 in our top science stories of 2019.

Scientists Find a Shipworm That Eats, and Lives 2019-12-10 13:00:00#50 in our top science stories of 2019.

This Plastic Bunny is Filled With Artificial DNA. 2019-12-09 17:00:00Researchers store the blueprint for a plastic bunny in DNA that's then injected into the bunny's body.

Fossils on Mars? If They Exist, NASA's Mars 2019-12-09 13:30:00A recent study suggests the landing site for NASA's next Mars rover holds minerals that often preserve fossils on Earth.

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Can Biology Class Reduce Racism? 2019-12-07 07:52:27When it comes to race, “It’s always like ‘O.K., but now we’re going to start the lesson on peas,’’’ a biolog

The Interstellar Comet Has Arrived in Time for 2019-12-07 06:29:23This weekend an ice cube from beyond our solar system will makes its closest approach to the sun, trailing mystery and dust.

When a DNA Test Says You’re a Younger 2019-12-07 05:00:13After a bone marrow transplant, a man with leukemia found that his donor’s DNA traveled to unexpected parts of his body. A crime lab is now stud

Help! I am Allergic to Apples and Was 2019-12-07 05:00:11In this week’s Tripped Up column, Sarah Firshein investigates the rights that airplane passengers with allergies have when flying. (Not as many

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A Billion Pixels and the Search for India’s 2019-12-06 19:42:47The Indian space agency has been tight-lipped about the fate of Vikram, but crowdsourcing and NASA’s openness led to its discovery.

NASA Finds India’s Vikram Moon Lander Crash Site, 2019-12-06 16:36:20Since India lost contact with the spacecraft in September, the precise location of its crash has been a mystery.

Denmark Raises Antibiotic-Free Pigs. Why Can’t the U.S.? 2019-12-06 16:09:05American pigs are raised on a liberal diet of antibiotics, fueling the rise of resistant germs. Danish pork producers are proving there’s a bett

Cold Stopped a Woman’s Heart for 6 Hours, 2019-12-06 15:43:39Audrey Mash got caught in a snowstorm while hiking in the Pyrenees. Doctors say she experienced the longest period of cardiac arrest that a patient ha

Cannibalistic Dinosaurs Went Through a Lot of Teeth 2019-12-06 14:14:46The only known cannibal among dinosaurs replaced its pearly whites more often than scientists expected, and so did some other carnivores.

Nearly a Third of Teens Use One or 2019-12-06 01:09:31While e-cigarettes are still the most popular, teenagers are also smoking other items like cigarillos — another worrisome sign for nicotine addi

California Bans Insurers From Dropping Policies Made Riskier 2019-12-05 17:55:43The state's unusual decision exposes the insurance industry’s miscalculation of the cost of climate change.

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State of shock: 200-year-old law about gas mixtures New! 2019-12-11 14:56:49According to a new study led by a team from The University of New Mexico, centuries-old laws about the behavior of gas mixtures do not apply in the pr

Mountain goats' air conditioning is failing, study says New! 2019-12-11 14:56:47A new study says Glacier National Park's iconic mountain goats are in dire need of 'air conditioning.'

Earth was stressed before dinosaur extinction New! 2019-12-11 14:56:32By measuring the chemistry of fossilized seashells collected in Antarctica, researchers discovered that Earth was already experiencing carbon cycle in

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Heat energy leaps through empty space, thanks to New! 2019-12-11 14:56:00A surprising new study shows that heat energy can leap across a few hundred nanometers of a complete vacuum, thanks to a quantum mechanical phenomenon

Mechanisms help pancreatic cancer cells avert starvation New! 2019-12-11 14:49:33A new study reveals the mechanism that helps pancreatic cancer cells avoid starvation within dense tumors by hijacking a process that pulls nutrients

ALMA spots most distant dusty galaxy hidden in New! 2019-12-11 12:19:01Astronomers have spotted the light of a massive galaxy seen only 970 million years after the Big Bang. This galaxy, called MAMBO-9, is the most distan

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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.

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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.

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