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The Event Horizon Telescope May Soon Release First-Ever 2019-04-01 18:30:16No, you can’t actually take a picture of a black hole. But astronomers have promised to do the next best thing: To image the seething chaos just

Dark Matter is Real. "Dark Matter" is a 2019-04-01 14:18:40Astronomers have been grappling with the mystery of dark matter for a long time, and I mean a looong time. The history of dark-matter investigations g

The Grandmother Hypothesis Could Explain Why Women Live 2019-04-01 14:00:08From an evolutionary perspective, the point of life is to procreate and pass on genes. That’s why most animals keep reproducing until their deat

Astronomers Discover a Second Galaxy Without Dark Matter 2019-04-01 13:00:03One year ago, astronomers announced their surprise discovery a galaxy almost entirely devoid of dark matter. As the first galaxy ever f

Astronomers Finally Confirm Methane on Mars 2019-04-01 12:25:58Researchers have independently confirmed, for the first time, the detection of methane on Mars. For fifteen years, various research groups have claime

Science Uncovers the Secrets of Tennessee Whiskey 2019-04-01 11:30:32Champagne is only champagne if it’s made in its namesake region in France, Scotch is exclusively distilled and matured in Scotland, and a &ldquo

There's a Ticking Time Bomb in the Constellation 2019-03-31 21:52:52I'm a longtime fan of cosmic disaster scenarios. Not because I'm particularly gloomy (according to my friends and family, I'm actually more of a go

Colorado River Basin states agree on ‘pain-sharing’ plan 2019-03-30 14:47:34But the stop-gap measure, now before Congress, includes a provision that some regard as a major step backward For the 40 million people who depend o

Book Review: Building a Foundation in Environmental Citizen 2019-03-29 20:03:29Dickinson, Janis L. & Bonney, Rick. (eds). Citizen Science: Public Participation in Environmental Research. Cornell University Press, 2012. 279 pa

Here's What Scientists Hope to Learn as LIGO 2019-03-29 17:09:40After a year of downtime to perform hardware upgrades, the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory (LIGO) is ready for action and will tur

Hunting Cosmic Fireworks in the Magellanic Clouds 2019-03-29 16:45:23The Large Magellanic Cloud (LMC) and the Small Magellanic Cloud (SMC) are two of the most stunning naked-eye sights you can spot i

The Case for Trident: NASA's Shrinking Window for 2019-03-29 16:15:06The last and only time astronomers got a close look at Neptune’s moon Triton was in 1989, when Voyager 2 sped by, taking images of just one side

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Significant River Runoff Persisted on Mars for More 2019-04-02 09:37:12Mars is dry today, but numerous ancient rivers are found across the planet’s surface and their existence is a challenge to models of planetary c

AI Finds Elusive Super-Earths in K2 Data 2019-04-02 08:08:32A team of researchers from Google Brain, the University of Texas at Austin, MIT, the University of California, Berkeley, Harvard-Smithsonian Center fo

Epileptic Seizure Odor Does Exist and Dogs Can 2019-04-02 07:14:59Dogs are able to detect an odor collected from patients during an epileptic seizure, according to a study by researchers from Medical Mutts, a service

Researchers Create and Test New Kind of Airplane 2019-04-01 11:15:55Assembled from hundreds of tiny identical pieces, the new wing can change shape to control the plane’s flight. The wing design was tested in NAS

Researchers Find Coin-Sized Frogs in Madagascar 2019-04-01 09:33:05An international team led by Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München scientist Mark Scherz has described a new genus and five new species of

Hubble Sees Globular Cluster Messier 2 2019-04-01 08:18:00NASA has released a stunning image snapped by the agency’s Hubble Space Telescope of the globular cluster Messier 2. Globular clusters are spher

Pacific Mastodon: New Species of Ancient Elephant Relative 2019-04-01 07:08:01A new species of mastodon that lived during the Pleistocene period has been identified from fossil found in California and Idaho. Mastodons are any sp

Just Looking at Things that Remind Us of 2019-04-01 04:21:10Coffee and tea are two beverages commonly-consumed around the world. In Western societies, coffee is associated with greater arousal than tea. Accordi

Study Finds Link between Air Pollution and Adolescent 2019-03-29 15:00:03A new study, published in the journal JAMA Psychiatry, provides a potential explanation for why growing up in urban settings is a risk factor for psyc

Saturn’s Rings Coat Its Small Inner Moons, Cassini 2019-03-29 13:10:13Saturn’s main ring system is associated with a set of moons (Pan, Daphnis, Atlas, Pandora, and Epimetheus) that are either embedded within it, o

Hot-Saturn Exoplanet Discovered by TESS, Characterized Using Asteroseismology 2019-03-29 12:14:51Astronomers using NASA’s Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) have discovered a massive gaseous exoplanet orbiting a subgiant star calle

Cream-Eyed Bulbul: New Species of Bird Discovered 2019-03-29 09:39:34An international team of ornithologists led by Louisiana State University researchers has discovered a cryptic new species of bulbul in the Malaysian

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Whale Is Found Dead in Italy With 48 2019-04-02 09:31:47The pregnant animal, which washed ashore in Sardinia, was the latest in a grim international collection of whale carcasses burdened by plastic trash.

One Day There May Be a Drug to 2019-04-02 07:44:33A study found that a hormone meant to protect animals’ brains actually enhanced them. Ethicists are wondering what happens if it becomes viable

Transplant Patients Need Anti-Rejection Drugs. Why Won’t Insurers 2019-04-02 02:30:05Drugs to prevent organ rejection are not always covered for patients who had transplants before they enrolled in Medicare.

Trilobites: Romeo, Meet Juliet. Now Go Save Your 2019-04-01 17:59:22The Sehuencas water frogs in a Bolivian aquarium hit it off, but Romeo might need a little more practice before they succeed in reproducing.

Something on Mars Is Producing Gas Usually Made 2019-04-01 14:30:42Mars emits methane, a European orbiter has confirmed. But scientists can’t say yet whether the source is geological or biological.

Lawsuits Lay Bare Sackler Family’s Role in Opioid 2019-04-01 13:40:12Three generations of the Sackler family were deeply involved in running Purdue Pharma and knew of opioid abuse risks, according to lawsuits.

DNA Is Solving Dozens of Cold Cases. Sometimes 2019-04-01 13:36:20Like many other decades-old cases, the 1973 killings of a Montana couple were finally solved using DNA and genealogy technology. But the suspect in th

Mary Warnock, Who Offered Guidance on Embryo Use, 2019-04-01 13:04:16Ms. Warnock a British moral philosopher, oversaw a committee that examined how to regulate the creation of human life in laboratories.

This Tarantula Became a Scientific Celebrity. Was It 2019-04-01 12:57:37Controversy over a new spider species has resurrected thorny ethical questions about scientists and their specimens.

Q&A: How Bees Find Your Flowerpots 2019-04-01 12:31:48It’s not just the famous waggle dance: Bees rely on sophisticated eyesight and even electrostatic fields.

An Outbreak Spreads Fear: Of Measles, of Ultra-Orthodox 2019-04-01 11:14:47A measles outbreak in a New York suburb has sickened scores of people and stoked long-smoldering tensions between the ultra-Orthodox Jewish community

Trump’s Order to Open Arctic Waters to Oil 2019-03-31 10:02:47The decision has broad implications for Mr. Trump’s effort to push drilling across the American coastline and on public lands.

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A Nobel Prize winner argues banning CRISPR babies 2019-04-02 07:00:05Human gene editing needs responsible regulation, but a ban isn’t the way to go, says Nobel laureate David Baltimore.

Pumping may be linked to an altered microbial 2019-04-01 14:33:47Beneficial bacteria are more abundant in the milk of mothers whose babies feed straight from the breast.

The LIGO and Virgo gravitational wave detectors are 2019-04-01 11:22:10Souped-up instruments could spot never-before-seen sources of gravitational waves.

In ‘The Perfect Predator,’ viruses vanquish a deadly 2019-04-01 09:00:04In ‘The Perfect Predator,’ an epidemiologist recounts the battle to save her husband from an antibiotic-resistant infection.

A new quantum engine packs more power than 2019-04-01 07:00:04A new type of tiny machine harnesses quantum physics to produce more power than a normal engine, under certain conditions.

A single-dose antidote may help prevent fentanyl overdoses 2019-03-31 05:00:04Packing overdose medication into nanoparticles could help it better counteract dangerous synthetic opioids.

Watch a desert kangaroo rat drop-kick a rattlesnake 2019-03-29 13:54:11Desert kangaroo rats have a wide arsenal for dodging rattlesnake ambushes. But the most dramatic might be their powerful midair kick.

The first known fossil of a Denisovan skull 2019-03-29 11:01:02A new fossil and evidence that the hominids interbred with humans as recently as 15,000 years ago only add to Denisovans’ mystery.

4 things we’ll learn from the first closeup 2019-03-29 09:58:44Scientists are gearing up to release the first image of the black hole at the center of the galaxy. Here’s what they hope to find out.

One Antarctic ice shelf gets half its annual 2019-03-29 07:00:04Antarctica’s coasts get most of their snow from just a few big storms each year.

Saturn’s rings paint some of its moons shades 2019-03-28 14:00:04Moons located among Saturn’s inner rings are different colors depending on their distance from the planet, suggesting they’re picking up r

Chytrid’s frog-killing toll has been tallied — and 2019-03-28 14:00:04Losses due to the amphibian-killing chytrid fungus are “the greatest documented loss of biodiversity attributable to a pathogen,” research

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Spider monkeys lower their 'whinnies' when making long-distance 2019-04-03 15:54:55Isolated spider monkeys (Ateles geoffroyi) likely lower the pitch of their calls to improve the chances of re-establishing contact with their group, a

Scientists discover first organism with chlorophyll genes that 2019-04-03 13:50:58For the first time scientists have found an organism that can produce chlorophyll but does not engage in photosynthesis. The peculiar organism is dubb

Global warming disrupts recovery of coral reefs 2019-04-03 13:50:52The damage caused to the Great Barrier Reef by global warming has compromised the capacity of its corals to recover, according to new research.

Thirteen new ant species discovered in Hong Kong 2019-04-03 13:50:41"If you believe that all life surrounding you in Hong Kong has been discovered, then you'll realize that you just need to look a bit closer... not f

Scientists decipher 3D structure of a promising molecular 2019-04-03 13:50:38Researchers have revealed the full structure of human ACLY, a building block of metabolism over-expressed in several types of cancers. Their discovery

Otherworldly mirror pools and mesmerizing landscapes discovered on 2019-04-03 13:50:33Scientists recently discovered and explored a hydrothermal field at 2,000 meters depth in the Gulf of California where towering mineral structures ser

Integrating infant mental health into the neonatal intensive 2019-04-03 13:50:19Psychotherapists attend to mental health needs of NICU families, specifically focusing on the developing relationship between babies and parents.

New Metascape platform enables biologists to unlock big-data 2019-04-03 13:50:17Scientists have revealed an open-access, web-based portal that integrates more than 40 advanced bioinformatics data sources to allow non-technical use

Scientists are first to observe, image all-important molecular 2019-04-03 13:50:14By focusing light down to the size of an atom, scientists have produced the first images of a molecule's normal modes of vibration -- the internal mo

It's a one-way street for sound waves in 2019-04-03 13:50:11Imagine being able to hear people whispering in the next room, while the raucous party in your own room is inaudible to the whisperers. Researchers ha

Structure of the molecular machine that links carbohydrate 2019-04-03 13:50:09A research team has unraveled the three-dimensional structure and molecular mechanism of ATP citrate lyase (ACLY). This is a central metabolic enzyme

Gorillas gather around and groom their dead 2019-04-03 12:24:46It is now known that many animals exhibit unique behaviors around same-species corpses, ranging from removal of the bodies and burial among social ins

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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Defiantly Promises A Green New Deal 2019-03-29 20:07:12At an MSNBC town hall, the freshman congresswoman vowed to build a base strong enough to challenge the "market fundamentalists."

Kangaroo Rat Thwarts Rattlesnake Attack In Jaw-Dropping Fight 2019-03-29 16:46:58New videos show kangaroo rats doing moves straight out of "The Matrix."

Woman Gives Birth To Twins 1 Month After 2019-03-28 16:17:52The 20-year-old Bangladeshi mother didn't realize she was still pregnant — and had two uteruses.

Calling Women 'Hysterical' Has Set Our Treatment Back 2019-03-28 13:20:59“Hysteria” symptoms sound an awful lot like endometriosis, one of the most common gynecological diseases in women.

This Surgery Saves Lives For Stroke Patients, But 2019-03-27 16:10:45Only roughly half of states are working to change their EMS rules to ensure the most-critical patients get a thrombectomy as quickly as possible.

Republican Efforts To Counter Green New Deal Show 2019-03-27 16:01:16The Green New Deal resolution drama aside, two GOP lawmakers are pushing proposals that abandon the party's outright climate change denial.

Here’s How The 2020 Candidates Rate On Climate 2019-03-27 08:50:32Climate change is expected to be a major issue among Democrats in 2020 as the White House continues its anti-environmental agenda.

Democrats Point To Midwest Flood Victims To Counter 2019-03-26 15:08:07As Republicans force a hasty Senate vote on the climate change plan, presidential candidates push to take it seriously.

Hillary Clinton Fires Off Response To NASA’s Female 2019-03-26 14:11:45She *is* a suit expert, after all.

Duke Agrees To Pay $112 Million After Being 2019-03-25 16:38:52Over 12 years, the university submitted falsified or fabricated data for federal money, authorities said.

NASA Captured Images Of A Giant Meteor Explosion 2019-03-25 11:44:07The "fireball," which exploded over the Bering Sea last December, was the most powerful meteor scientists have tracked since 2013.

Sun Bears Can Mimic Facial Expressions The Same 2019-03-23 12:01:40Researchers found sun bears have an ability observed in only a handful of creatures.

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New protein for gene editing may improve disease 2019-04-03 00:00:00Purdue University researchers have developed a method that uses the protein Argonaute from Natronobacterium gregoryi (NgAgo) and supplied DNA for gene

Scientists discover first organism with chlorophyll genes that 2019-04-03 00:00:00For the first time scientists have found an organism that can produce chlorophyll but does not engage in photosynthesis. The peculiar organism is dubb

Scientists pioneer new low-temperature chemical conversion process 2019-04-03 00:00:00In a recent study from the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Argonne National Laboratory, chemists have identified a way to convert cyclohexane to cy

Shorter stays in a skilled nursing facility tied 2019-04-03 00:00:00High hospital readmission rates indicate that many elderly heart failure patients may be sent home too soon from skilled nursing facilities, a new stu

Patent-pending probiotic could disrupt Crohn's disease biofilms 2019-04-03 00:00:00Probiotics typically aim to rebalance bacteria populations in the gut, but new research suggests they may also help break apart stubborn biofilms. Bio

Older women have the highest risk of dying 2019-04-03 00:00:00New research from Aarhus University and Aarhus University Hospital shows that women aged 65 and older have a higher risk of dying from cervical cancer

Somatic symptom disorder linked to changes in brain 2019-04-03 00:00:00Alterations in functional connectivity of the brain may help in understanding the neurobiological changes leading to somatic symptom disorder (SSD), r

Difficulty hearing may keep older patients from participating 2019-04-03 00:00:00In a Journal of the American Geriatrics Society study of 13,940 adults age 65 years and older, nearly half reported difficulty hearing, and those repo

Computational model of a human kinase may provide 2019-04-03 00:00:00Researchers have developed a computational model for human MEK1, a protein with potential as a drug target for a variety of human cancers. This insigh

Children benefit from living near conservation zones 2019-04-03 00:00:00Children who live near protected areas designated by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) live in wealthier and healthier househo

Insect-deterring sorghum compounds may be eco-friendly pesticide 2019-04-03 00:00:00Compounds produced by sorghum plants to defend against insect feeding could be isolated, synthesized and used as a targeted, nontoxic insect deterrent

Thirteen new ant species discovered in Hong Kong 2019-04-03 00:00:00Dr. Benoit Guénard and his team from the School of Biological Sciences, the University of Hong Kong have recently expanded the knowledge on Hon

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Out of history’s trash heap, clues to climate’s 2019-04-02 14:28:52Clues buried in an ancient trash pile are shedding light on the role of climate change in the collapse of a Byzantine settlement.

Beyond the big splash: What SpaceX success means 2019-04-02 14:28:52With the successful return of SpaceX’s crew capsule, the United States appears poised once again to lead human spaceflight. For many Americans,

Why are humans so kind, yet so cruel? 2019-04-02 14:28:52Under different circumstances, humans can be the kindest, gentlest species or the most murderous. Evolution may hold clues to that Jekyll and Hyde nat

Probing space for the ingredients of life – 2019-04-02 14:28:52In the search for life elsewhere in the universe, we tend to look for our own image. That may be limiting us in terms of seeing what's really there.

Early humans conquered the Sri Lankan rainforest – 2019-04-02 14:28:52New research suggests that Homo sapiens' flexibility in finding food sources helped them to colonize seemingly impenetrable rainforests some 45,000 y

A fond farewell to ‘the little rover that 2019-04-02 14:28:52NASA's Opportunity rover has provided scientists with 15 years worth of data. But more than that, “Oppy became a beloved and uniting symbo

Animal behavior: A purr-fect fit 2019-04-02 14:28:52As pet lovers know well, cats love nestling into boxes. No one know for sure why, but scientists think it has something to do with the way it feels.

Confronting ‘intergroup anxiety’: Can you try too hard 2019-04-02 14:28:52Sometimes efforts to avoid bias can backfire in ways that actually deepen social divides. But that can be overcome, experts say, by focusing on t

Have you heard the buzz? Honeybees can count. 2019-04-02 14:28:52New research suggests that honeybees are capable of performing simple addition and subtraction on the fly. But is that really math?

Cuddly foxes show the ‘softer side’ of evolution 2019-04-02 14:28:52This year marks the 60th anniversary of an experiment at Russia’s Institute of Cytology and Genetics that is shedding light not just on the orig

Russia’s GMO debate looks a lot like America’s 2019-04-02 14:28:52Russians tend to be just as concerned as their Western peers about how genetic modification might affect food products. But Russia's bans on GMOs hav

To the moon and beyond: Why China is 2019-04-02 14:28:52For Beijing, Thursday's historic lunar landing is as much about cementing global-power status on Earth as it is a foray into the cosmos.


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