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How astronomers learned to ‘listen’ to gravitational waves 2020-07-09 17:00:00Since confirming the existence of ripples in the fabric of space-time some five years ago, the LIGO/Virgo collaboration has advanced gravitational-wav

Vanguard 1: Earth’s Oldest Artificial Satellite That's Still 2020-07-09 16:15:00America’s second satellite stopped communicating with Earth in 1964, but it will stay in orbit for centuries.

Why Light Pollution is a Crucial Test of 2020-07-09 11:45:00A new way to think about light pollution in Europe and the U.S. should help policy makers take its measure. But if they can't solve it, what hope for

Another Month Gone, Another Month Entering the Global 2020-07-08 20:45:00With Siberia burning under unprecedented heat, our planet experienced a virtual tie for warmest June on record.

Why We Can’t Stop Talking About ‘Karen’ — 2020-07-07 14:15:00A meme is often more than a joke — the social media critique of ‘Karens’ often has a deeper message.

Is AI Ready to Help Diagnose COVID-19? 2020-07-06 17:07:00While machine learning might hold promise as a powerful medical tool, statisticians warn that current models are severely flawed.

Museums are Full of Forgotten Treasures. Here's How 2020-07-03 16:00:00These citizen science projects need online volunteers to help identify specimens and transcribe old notes from science centers and museums.

Thorne-Żytkow Objects: When a Supergiant Star Swallows a 2020-07-03 13:00:00One of the universe’s strangest stars is thought to form when a neutron star gets sucked into a red supergiant. But despite 45 years of searchin

Typhoid Mary Was a Real, Asymptomatic Carrier Who 2020-07-02 17:08:00In the early 1900s, Mary Mallon worked as a cook — and spread typhoid fever to the families she worked for.

What Would Happen If We Didn’t Have Vaccines? 2020-07-01 18:29:00Immunizations are intended to stop diseases like the coronavirus. But there are a range of other long-term societal benefits from vaccines.

The Path to Ingenuity: One Man's Decades-Long Quest 2020-07-01 17:00:00NASA is about to fly a rotorcraft on another planet. For the engineers who built the Mars Ingenuity helicopter, it's a Wright brothers moment.

Do IQ Tests Actually Measure Intelligence? 2020-07-01 11:14:00The assessments have been around for over 100 years. Experts say they’ve been plagued by bias, but still have some merit.

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Paleontologists Find Fossil of 70-Million-Year-Old Polar Raptor 2020-07-08 15:29:13Paleontologists have uncovered the fossilized jawbone of a juvenile dromaeosaurid (raptor) dinosaur that lived 70 million years ago in what is now nor

New Device Harnesses Solar Energy to Purify Water 2020-07-08 14:00:27A team of scientists at the University of Science and Technology of China has developed an efficient and sustainable hierarchical steam generator that

Homo erectus Had Stocky Body Shape 2020-07-08 11:36:58An international team of researchers has created the first 3D reconstruction of the ribcage of the Turkana Boy, a skeleton of the juvenile Homo erectu

New Research Helps Explain Peculiar Orbits and Clustering 2020-07-08 11:16:53Our Solar System contains a large population of icy bodies stretching well beyond the orbit of Neptune. These objects are remnants from the early form

One Dog Year Is Not Equivalent to Seven 2020-07-08 09:21:27The conventional wisdom that every year in a dog’s life equates to seven human years is wrong, according to a paper published in the journal Cel

Earth’s Magnetic Field Can Switch Direction 10 Times 2020-07-07 14:56:50Changes in the direction of Earth’s internally generated magnetic field may take place 10 times faster than previously thought, according to new

White Dwarfs are Primary Source of Carbon in 2020-07-07 11:56:16Astronomers have analyzed a few carbon-oxygen white dwarfs in Milky Way’s old open clusters, and their findings help shed new light on the origi

Archaeologists Find 1,900-Year-Old Leather Toy Mouse 2020-07-07 11:42:45Archaeologists have found a toy mouse at the site of Vindolanda, an ancient Roman military fort and settlement on Hadrian’s Wall in Northumberla

Tiny Dinosaur Relative Roamed Triassic Madagascar 2020-07-07 09:30:07A new genus and species of ornithodiran — an early relative of dinosaurs and pterosaurs — that lived around 237 million years ago (Triassi

Study: Staring at Deep Red Light Can Improve 2020-07-07 08:24:12Looking at 670-nm red light for three minutes a day can significantly improve cone color contrast sensitivity (the ability to detect colors) and rod s

Archaeologists Confirm Site of Genghis Khan’s Winter Base 2020-07-06 13:31:33Avraga, a Mongol Empire site located in an open steppe environment along the Avraga River in east-central Mongolia, was the winter base camp (orduM

New Oval-Shaped Feature Spotted on Jupiter: Clyde’s Spot 2020-07-06 13:09:21An astronomer from South Africa has discovered a new ‘white oval’ in the southern hemisphere of the gas giant Jupiter. The new oval-shaped

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Study of 17 Million Identifies Crucial Risk Factors 2020-07-09 10:32:00The largest study yet confirms that race, ethnicity, age and sex can raise a person’s chances of dying from Covid-19.

Live Coronavirus Updates: U.S. Daily Cases Surpass 59,000 2020-07-09 10:22:21As President Trump seeks further reopenings, the country set its fifth record in nine days. The W.H.O.’s leader made an emotional call for unity

Northern Right Whales Are on the Brink, and 2020-07-09 09:51:46The species was declared critically endangered on Thursday, with fewer than 450 left.

At Least 5 States Set Single-Day Coronavirus Case 2020-07-09 07:18:00Tulsa’s top health official said the Trump rally last month may have contributed to a local surge in cases. A study in England provided more evi

A Missed Warning About Silent Coronavirus Infections 2020-07-09 06:01:10Why an early scientific report of symptom-free cases went unheeded.

Japan’s Deadly Combination: Climate Change and an Aging 2020-07-09 05:28:37Record-breaking rains this week in the country’s southernmost main island, which have killed 62, have shown the vulnerability of people living i

How a Saber-Tooth Marsupial Blinded Us With Its 2020-07-09 05:00:21The extinct South American animal made us believe it was as fierce as a saber-tooth cat, but a new study suggests it was a mere scavenger.

U.S. Weighs Early Vaccine Access for Minorities and 2020-07-09 05:00:19When a coronavirus vaccine hits the market, it will be a key tool in putting an end to the pandemic. A federal committee is debating who in the popula

DNA Linked to Covid-19 Was Inherited From Neanderthals, 2020-07-08 20:25:28The stretch of six genes seems to increase the risk of severe illness from the coronavirus.

Some Polynesians Carry Native American DNA, Study Finds 2020-07-08 20:04:19A new genetic study suggests that Polynesians made an epic voyage to South America 800 years ago.

In Parched Southwest, Warm Spring Renews Threat of 2020-07-08 13:23:02Rapid melting this year showed that good snowpack doesn’t necessarily translate into full reservoirs.

Is This the End of Oil and Gas 2020-07-08 12:32:14Defeats at three projects reflect increasingly sophisticated legal challenges, shifting economics and growing demands by states to fight climate chang

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Global COVID-19 registry finds strokes associated with COVID-19 2020-07-10 13:15:16Patients with COVID-19 who have an acute ischemic stroke (AIS) experience more severe strokes, have worse functional outcomes and are more likely to d

COVID-19 can be transmitted in the womb, reports 2020-07-10 13:15:12A baby girl in Texas -- born prematurely to a mother with COVID-19 -- is the strongest evidence to date that intrauterine (in the womb) transmission o

Changes in the immune system can promote healthy 2020-07-10 12:18:10As we age, the immune system gradually becomes impaired. One aspect of this impairment is chronic inflammation in the elderly, which means that the im

Why lopinavir and hydroxychloroquine do not work on 2020-07-10 11:21:08Lopinavir is a drug against HIV, hydroxychloroquine is used to treat malaria and rheumatism. Until recently, both drugs were regarded as potential age

Children rarely transmit COVID-19, doctors write in new 2020-07-10 10:09:34A commentary published in the journal Pediatrics concludes that children infrequently transmit COVID-19 to each other or to adults and that many schoo

Liquid metal synthesis for better piezoelectrics: Atomically-thin tin-monosulfide 2020-07-10 10:09:30Scientists have applied liquid-metal synthesis to piezoelectrics, advancing future flexible, wearable electronics, and biosensors drawing their power

Scientists may have found one path to a 2020-07-10 10:09:28Mifepristone appears to extend lifespan in evolutionarily divergent species Drosophila and C. elegans in ways that suggest it may do so in humans, as

Satellite data show severity of drought summers in 2020-07-10 10:09:24Measurements by the GRACE-FO satellite mission show a decline in water storage in Central Europe by up to 94 percent compared with seasonal fluctuatio

Study sheds light on bushfires' microclimate impact 2020-07-09 21:05:09A study examining the urban microclimatic impact of the 2019-20 Australian bushfires has uncovered how they affect local meteorological and air qualit

Study reveals scale of habitat loss for endangered 2020-07-09 21:05:04A new study warns that the last remaining habitat for several endangered bird species in Europe could reduce by up to 50 per cent in the next century

Sea surface temperature has a big impact on 2020-07-09 21:05:01A new study has shown that coral outplant survival is likely to drop below 50% if sea surface temperatures exceed 30.5 degrees Celsius and that surviv

Scientists discover protective Alzheimer's gene and develop rapid 2020-07-09 21:04:56A gene has been discovered that can naturally suppress the signs of Alzheimer's Disease in human brain cells. The scientists have also developed a ne

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Japan's Amusement Parks Warn Coaster Riders: Screaming Can 2020-07-08 17:37:28Park officials hope the no-scream rule will minimize possible spread of the coronavirus.

Trump's Tulsa Rally 'Likely' Source Of Coronavirus Surge: 2020-07-08 17:33:49Tulsa City-County Health Department Director Dr. Bruce Dart said the president's campaign rally last month “likely contributed” to a dram

Oil And Gas Pipelines Look Like Increasingly Risky 2020-07-06 18:06:33Back-to-back decisions to abandon one pipeline and deactivate another show how vulnerable these projects are, despite the White House’s support.

California Man Died From Coronavirus 1 Day After 2020-07-02 18:43:35Family members say Tommy Macias, 51, took social distancing measures in the months leading up to his death but assumed the COVID-19 threat was easing.

‘Garbage Bag’ Gowns And Flimsy Masks Among Items 2020-07-02 18:03:13“What has been supplied has been a joke, to put it kindly," one recipient said of the items meant to prevent COVID-19's spread.

As Democrats Unveil Ambitious Climate Goals, House Lawmakers 2020-07-01 09:15:07At least 59 congressional Democrats are calling on party leaders to add green provisions to a $1.5 trillion infrastructure bill.

The Sun As You've Never Seen It Before: 2020-07-01 04:36:11The video combines a decade of images from the Solar Dynamics Observatory into a single hour-long video.

Former CDC Head: Surge In Coronavirus Cases Due 2020-06-28 15:15:01"The numbers you’re seeing are just a tip of the iceberg of even more spread," warned Dr. Tom Frieden.

NASA's D.C. Headquarters Renamed For Mary W. Jackson, 2020-06-25 18:45:43Jackson, who died in 2005, was the space agency's first Black female engineer.

Siberian Heat Wave Is A 'Warning Cry' From 2020-06-25 04:15:14“This is what this heat wave is doing: It makes much more fuel available to burn, not just vegetation, but the soil as well."

The South Has Some Of The Nation’s Dirtiest 2020-06-23 10:03:34The region is primed for renewable energy. Instead, climate-change-denying utilities are switching from coal to gas.

'Massive Prehistoric Structure’ Discovered Near Stonehenge Dates To 2020-06-23 05:27:38"This astonishing discovery offers us new insights into the lives and beliefs of our Neolithic ancestors.”

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Alaskan volcano linked to mysterious period with extreme 2020-07-10 00:00:00The cold, famine and unrest in ancient Rome and Egypt after the assassination of Julius Caesar in 44 BCE has long been shrouded in mystery. Now, an in

Polarization of Br2 molecule in vanadium oxide cluster 2020-07-10 00:00:00A hemispherical vanadium oxide cluster has a cavity that can accommodate a bromine molecule. It was found that a bromine molecule trapped in the cavit

Satellite data show severity of drought summers in 2020-07-10 00:00:00Measurements by the GRACE-FO satellite mission show a decline in water storage in Central Europe by up to 94 percent compared with seasonal fluctuatio

Farmers' climate change conundrum: Low yields or revenue 2020-07-10 00:00:00Climate change will leave some farmers with a difficult conundrum, according to a new study by researchers from Cornell University and Washington Stat

Commentary in Pediatrics: Children don't transmit Covid-19, schools 2020-07-10 00:00:00Based on one new and three recent studies, the authors of this commentary in Pediatrics conclude that children rarely transmit Covid-19, either among

T-ray camera speed boosted a hundred times over 2020-07-10 00:00:00Scientists are a step closer to developing a fast and cost effective camera that utilises terahertz radiation, potentially opening the opportunity for

Liquid metal synthesis for better piezoelectrics: Atomically-thin tin-monosulfide 2020-07-10 00:00:00An RMIT-UNSW collaboration applies liquid-metal synthesis to piezoelectrics, advancing future flexible, wearable electronics, and biosensors drawing t

An early morning whey protein snack increases morning 2020-07-10 00:00:00Consuming protein at night increases blood sugar level in the morning for healthy people, according to new research presented this week at The Physiol

Scientists may have found one path to a 2020-07-10 00:00:00Mifepristone appears to extend lifespan in evolutionarily divergent species Drosophila and C. elegans in ways that suggest it may do so in humans, as

Collective behavior research reveals secrets of successful football 2020-07-10 00:00:00Collective behaviour researchers have applied a new tool for analysing the movement of football players that goes beyond looking at individual athlete

Largest study of prostate cancer genomics in Black 2020-07-10 00:00:00Black men in the United States are known to suffer disproportionately from prostate cancer, but few studies have investigated whether genetic differen

Breast cancer cells can reprogram immune cells to 2020-07-09 00:00:00Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center investigators report they have uncovered a new mechanism by which invasive breast cancer cells evade the immune sys


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