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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

Single-Celled Microorganism Can Make Complex Decisions, Study Shows 2019-12-09 14:53:00A free-living ciliate species called Stentor roeseli, which lacks a central nervous system, is capable of decision making, according to a study publis

TOI 813b: Saturn-Sized Exoplanet Found Orbiting Subgiant Star 2019-12-09 08:44:13Citizen scientists from the Planet Hunters TESS (PHT) project have discovered a Saturn-sized planet orbiting around TOI 813, a bright subgiant star lo

Dogs Understand Spoken Words Better than We Thought 2019-12-09 07:48:43Dogs are able to listen to different people saying the same word and recognize it as the same word, ignoring the differences between speakers, and can

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

‘Milk Yeast’ Originated from Chance Encounter between Fruit 2019-12-08 08:57:45Historians often trace the dawn of human civilization back 10,000 years, when Neolithic tribes first settled and began farming in the Fertile Crescent

Milky Way’s Thick Disk is 10 Billion Years 2019-12-06 14:43:45Our Milky Way Galaxy consists of two disk-like structures, known as ‘thick’ and ‘thin’ disks. The thick disk contains only abo

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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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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

World’s Oceans Are Losing Oxygen Rapidly, Study Finds 2019-12-07 04:00:11A new report found that oxygen levels in the world’s oceans declined by 2 percent over 50 years, threatening marine life around the planet.

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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Climate cycles and insect pests drive migration timing 2019-12-12 15:33:00Biologists have discovered two unexpected drivers for migration timing that dispute long-held assumptions and provide insight into potential future ef

When flowers reached Australia 2019-12-12 15:09:04University of Melbourne research has established when and where flowering plants first took a foothold.

Deadly 'superbugs' destroyed by molecular drills 2019-12-12 14:27:21Motorized molecules activated by light target and drill through highly antibiotic resistant bacteria and kill them within minutes. The molecules can o

Ocean microbes: Novel study underscores microbial individuality 2019-12-12 14:27:18A single drop of seawater can contain a wide representation of ocean microbes from around the world -- revealing novel insights into the ecology, evol

First identified comet to visit our solar system 2019-12-12 14:27:16Comet 2I/Borisov is a mysterious visitor from the depths of space -- the first identified comet to arrive here from another star. Hubble images captur

Scientists say you can change your personality 2019-12-12 14:26:59A review of recent research in personality science points to the possibility that personality traits can change through persistent intervention and ma

To the brain, straight from the vein: IV 2019-12-12 14:26:55A team of researchers has found that neural exosomes -- 'cargo' molecules within the nervous system that carry messages to the brain -- can minimize

Tiny insects become 'visible' to bats when they 2019-12-12 14:26:44Small insects that would normally be undetectable to bats using echolocation suddenly become detectable when they occur in large swarms.

Achieving optimal collaboration when goals conflict 2019-12-12 14:26:40New research suggests that, when two people must work together on a physical task despite conflicting goals, the amount of information available about

For controlling tsetse flies, fabric color matters 2019-12-12 14:26:38Researchers report that they have engineered an improved colored fabric for the insecticide-treated targets used to control tsetse, based on an unders

New drug targets to treat Nipah virus 2019-12-12 14:26:36Nipah virus, which is transmitted to humans from bats and pigs, has a high mortality rate and there are no licensed drugs against it. Now, researchers

Insight into the neglected tropical disease sleeping sickness 2019-12-12 14:26:26Researchers have shed light on how the parasite which causes sleeping sickness multiples inside its host. Human African Trypanosomiasis or sleeping si

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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."

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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.

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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.

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