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TESS Detects Exocomets in Beta Pictoris System New! 2019-05-20 10:51:22NASA’s Transiting Exoplanets Survey Satellite (TESS) has spotted the long tails of extrasolar comets orbiting the very young star beta Pictoris.

Researchers Find Blood Flow Command Center in Brain New! 2019-05-20 09:02:52A research team led by Florey Institute of Neuroscience & Mental Health and Macquarie University scientists has discovered a group of cells in the

NASA Releases Stunning Photo of Messier 90 2019-05-20 06:26:55NASA has released a beautiful image snapped by the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope of the spiral galaxy Messier 90. Messier 90 lies approximately 60 m

Researchers Develop Wearable Cooling and Heating Patch 2019-05-20 05:10:11A team of researchers at the University of California, San Diego, has designed and demonstrated a wearable patch with long-term, energy-efficient cool

Chimps Use Tools to Excavate Underground Food, Study 2019-05-17 14:38:36Naïve chimpanzees are able to spontaneously use tools in order to excavate underground food, according to a new study, published in the journal P

Bedbugs Arose 115 Million Years Ago, Roamed Earth 2019-05-17 11:34:59Bedbugs are blood-sucking parasites in the family Cimicidae. A multinational research team led by University of Sheffield, the University Museum Berge

Hubble Sees Strange Result of Recent Galactic Collision 2019-05-17 08:43:24The NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope has produced a beautiful image of NGC 4485, an irregular galaxy located in the constellation Canes Venatici, about

Adults 50+ Who Regularly Take Part in Word 2019-05-17 06:43:59The more regularly adults aged 50 and over played puzzles such as crosswords and Sudoku, the better their brain function, according to new research le

Yutu-2 Rover Finds Lunar Mantle Minerals on the 2019-05-16 14:05:32China’s Chang’E-4 lander recently touched down in Von Karman — a 112-mile (180 km) wide crater located within an even larger impact

Study: Last Common Ancestor of Neanderthals and Modern 2019-05-16 11:10:14A new study that analyzed dental evolutionary rates in early Neanderthals from Sima de los Huesos, a cave site in Atapuerca Mountains, Spain, found th

Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter Completes 60,000 Loops around Red 2019-05-16 08:31:52NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO) has been in the Martian orbit for 13 years, and just completed 60,000 trips around the planet. Since en

Blueberry Anthocyanins May Reduce Blood Pressure 2019-05-16 07:54:53Compounds in blueberries may help to improve blood vessel function and reduce systolic blood pressure, according to a new study published in the Journ

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Hubble Spies a Galaxy Deformed and Rejuvenated by 2019-05-17 12:20:27A cosmic hit-and-run some 30 million light-years away has left one galaxy with an identity crisis. For billions of years, the now-irregular NGC 4485

Processed Foods, Regardless Of Nutrition, Still Cause Weight 2019-05-17 10:49:11You probably already had a feeling you should skip the vending machine for an afternoon snack. But it turns out ultra-processed foods are even wo

O'Neill Colonies: A Decades-Long Dream for Settling Space 2019-05-16 18:00:40Last week, Amazon founder Jeff Bezos revealed his spaceship company's new lunar lander, dubbed Blue Moon, and he spelled out a bo

Beyond Harmful Gas: The Future of Refrigeration May 2019-05-16 17:58:20(Inside Science) -- Refrigeration has been around for about 100 years, but hasn’t changed much in that time. A time traveller from the early 190

Frenchie Breathing Problems Run Deeper Than Smushed Faces 2019-05-16 17:47:03Who can resist a smooshed nose, wrinkly wide grin, and buggy eyes? Flat-faced dog breeds like bulldogs and pugs have become the popular “it

New Horizons Reveals Ultima Thule's Quiet, Lonesome Past 2019-05-16 17:00:41After New Horizons streaked past Pluto in 2015, its main task was over, but it still had work to do. On New Year’s Day of 2019, it made a flyby

On Islands, Tons of Plastic Trash Is Likely 2019-05-16 13:04:44We all know our plastic problem is out of control. So far, humans have produced more than 8.3 billion metric tons of plastic, and that number is only

MRI Scans During Birth Show How a Baby's 2019-05-15 18:08:39Don't get a big head, your mother may have told you. That's good advice, but it comes too late for most of us. Humans have had big heads, relatively

Tonight's SpaceX Starlink Launch Could be the Start 2019-05-15 16:30:33Tonight, SpaceX will launch the first flock of their Starlink satellites to space. These are the vanguard of what CEO Elon Musk hopes will eventually

NASA Names 2024 Moon Mission 'Artemis,' Asks Congress 2019-05-15 16:30:28On Monday night, NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine announced the space agency has named its planned mission to put humans back on the lunar surface:

Scientists Discover Hawaiian 'Supercorals' Thriving In Warm, Acidic 2019-05-15 16:10:32Climate change is decimating coral reefs. As humans put greenhouse gasses into Earth's atmosphere, they warm the planet before settling back down int

China's Lunar Rover Finds Ancient Rocks in Moon's 2019-05-15 15:15:26Since January, China's Chang’e-4 mission – an orbiter and a rover – has been exploring the far side of the moon, particul

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E.P.A. Plans to Get Thousands of Deaths Off New! 2019-05-20 14:32:17The E.P.A. plans to change the way air pollution health risks are calculated in a way that would sharply lower estimated deaths from new, looser rules

Q&A: I Have the Tree. Where’s the Grapefruit? New! 2019-05-20 12:30:08Grapefruit trees need light, bees — and a temperature gradient.

Trilobites: Peering Beneath a Source of El Capitan’s New! 2019-05-20 12:10:18Thermal imaging reveals surprisingly little “glue” between the famous rock’s face and sheets that are peeling off it.

Why High-Class People Get Away With Incompetence New! 2019-05-20 12:04:47People who came from higher social classes were more likely to have an inflated sense of their skills, a new study found. This overconfidence was inte

‘Earthworm Dilemma’ Has Climate Scientists Racing to Keep New! 2019-05-20 08:49:33Worms are wriggling into Earth’s northernmost forests, creating major unknowns for climate-change models.

Fighting Ebola When Mourners Fight the Responders 2019-05-20 00:00:04An Ebola outbreak in eastern Congo — the second-largest in history — is escalating in part because locals don’t trust health workers

Deadly Germs, Lost Cures: Citrus Farmers Facing Deadly 2019-05-19 20:29:15In its decision to approve two drugs for orange and grapefruit trees, the E.P.A. largely ignored objections from the C.D.C. and the F.D.A., which fear

What Does It Really Mean to Be 6 2019-05-19 11:07:13So-called ‘heartbeat’ legislation restricting abortion as early as six weeks into pregnancy has started a conversation about when most wom

‘Knitting Is Coding’ and Yarn Is Programmable in 2019-05-19 04:18:34For Elisabetta Matsumoto, knot theory is knit theory.

In Cities Where It Once Reigned, Heroin Is 2019-05-18 05:00:09The rise of the more potent fentanyl in its place has put a generation of older users, who had managed their addiction, at far greater risk of overdos

Facebook’s A.I. Whiz Now Faces the Task of 2019-05-17 09:03:59Facebook has heralded artificial intelligence as a solution to its toxic content problems. Mike Schroepfer, its chief technology officer, says it won&

Investigators Urge E.P.A. to Pursue Scott Pruitt for 2019-05-17 01:31:25The E.P.A.’s inspector general found that Mr. Pruitt, the former head of the agency, had spent funds “without sufficient justification.&rd

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These are the top 10 landmarks in the New! 2019-05-20 09:00:05Little appreciated but vastly important, metrology celebrates a long history with the adoption of new definitions for key units.

The kilogram just got a revamp. A unit New! 2019-05-20 07:00:05After years of preparation, new definitions for the basic units of mass, temperature and more have now gone into effect.

This early sauropod went from walking on four 2019-05-20 05:00:05A new computer analysis shows how Mussaurus patagonicus’s weight shifted toward its hips as it grew, confirming fossil hints of how its gait cha

How allergens in pollen help plants do more 2019-05-19 08:00:06A plant’s view of what humans call allergens in pollen grains involves a lot of crucial biology. And sex.

Key parts of a fruit fly’s genetic makeup 2019-05-17 12:05:50Jumping genes may make it possible to divvy up chromosomes.

An experiment hints at quantum entanglement inside protons 2019-05-17 11:18:12Particles inside protons seem to be linked on a scale smaller than a trillionth of a millimeter.

Vaccines may help bats fight white nose syndrome 2019-05-17 07:00:06Researchers are developing an oral vaccine that helps little brown bats survive the fungal disease white nose syndrome.

Does eating ultraprocessed food affect weight gain? It’s 2019-05-16 16:21:48Laying off ultraprocessed foods and switching to whole foods may help some people manage their weight, a small study finds.

Some dog breeds may have trouble breathing because 2019-05-16 14:00:00Norwich terriers don’t have flat snouts, but can suffer the same wheezing as bulldogs. It turns out that a gene mutation tied to swelling could

Bloodthirsty bedbugs have feasted on prey for 100 2019-05-16 13:47:09Research sheds light on the evolutionary history of the bloodsucking bedbugs. The first species evolved at least as early as the Cretaceous, scientist

Fossil teeth push the human-Neandertal split back to 2019-05-15 14:00:05A study of fossilized teeth shifts the age of the last common ancestor between Neandertals and humans.

China’s lunar rover may have found minerals from 2019-05-15 13:00:05The Chang’e-4 mission spotted material on the lunar surface that appears to contain bits originating from the moon’s interior.

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Bonobo mothers help their sons to have more New! 2019-05-20 17:16:25New research finds that bonobo mothers take action to ensure their sons will become fathers. This way bonobo mothers increase their sons' chance of f

Why are gels elastic? New! 2019-05-20 16:50:19They're in a range of consumer products -- everything from toothpaste and yogurt to fabric softeners and insoles for shoes. But what puts the spring,

Staying in shape: How rod-shaped bacteria grow long, New! 2019-05-20 16:50:15Researchers show how the rod-shaped bacteria Bacillus subtilis maintains its precise diameter while growing end to end.

Resilience of Yellowstone's forests tested by unprecedented fire New! 2019-05-20 15:30:24Researchers describe what happens when Yellowstone -- adapted to recurring fires every 100 to 300 years -- instead burns twice in fewer than 30 years.

Superconductor's magnetic persona unmasked New! 2019-05-20 15:30:18In the pantheon of unconventional superconductors, iron selenide is a rock star. But new experiments by physicists have found the material's magnetic

Professor rethinks living spaces for refugee camps New! 2019-05-20 15:30:16New technologies have made the world smaller. A professor of interior architecture asks how architects respond to shifting perspectives of space for d

'Spider-like senses' could help autonomous machines see better New! 2019-05-20 15:30:14Researchers are building 'spidey senses' into the shells of autonomous cars and drones so that they could detect and avoid objects better.

New lens manufacturing technique New! 2019-05-20 15:30:12Researchers have developed a low-cost, easy way to make custom lenses that could help manufacturers avoid the expensive molds required for optical man

Better understanding of the effect of melting ice New! 2019-05-20 15:30:10Using a technique called structured expert judgment, researchers asked 22 ice sheet experts to estimate plausible ranges for future sea level rise due

Dog-like robot made by students jumps, flips and New! 2019-05-20 12:58:02Students developed a dog-like robot that can navigate tough terrain -- and they want you to make one too.

Synthetic biologists hack bacterial sensors New! 2019-05-20 12:57:59Synthetic biologists have hacked bacterial sensing with a plug-and-play system that could be used to mix-and-match tens of thousands of sensory inputs

Scientists succeed in testing potential brain-based method to New! 2019-05-20 12:57:56Scientists have taken the first step in developing an objective, brain-based test to diagnose autism.

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Joe Biden Looks To Revive Obama's Climate Plan. 2019-05-10 14:01:17The 2020 Democratic candidate's plan to tackle the climate crisis, which he’s called an “existential” threat, reportedly includes a

Wanted: Digital Whizzes To Work In Agriculture 2019-05-10 12:51:10The challenge: convincing students that there is more to agriculture than farming.

The Baby Name Harvey Is Tanking In Popularity 2019-05-10 11:16:42Social Security Administration data suggests Hurricane Harvey and Harvey Weinstein did not do the name any favors.

'Wild Kingdom' Host Jim Fowler Dead At 89 2019-05-10 02:45:15The wildlife expert co-hosted Mutual of Omaha’s “Wild Kingdom” with Marlin Perkins beginning in 1963.

Scientists Just Discovered A Bizarre Deep-Sea Tubeworm Off 2019-05-08 15:28:12The expedition's chief scientist called it a "serendipitous" find.

Oregon Advances Bill To End Vaccine Exemptions Amid 2019-05-07 15:27:28The state has the highest kindergarten vaccine exemption rate in the country. Democrats want to change that.

Microplastics Have Invaded Some Of The Planet’s Most 2019-05-07 05:45:38Plastic trash is everywhere. And it's not going away.

Scientists Discover Rich Trove Of Ancient Mind-Altering Drugs 2019-05-07 01:07:59Feed your head: Cocaine and ayahuasca compounds were likely used by shamans during funerary rituals, researchers say.

Landmark HIV Study Finds That Treatment Lowers Virus 2019-05-03 15:36:51There is “effectively zero” chance of spreading the virus that causes AIDS if infected patients receive antiretroviral treatment, research

Jay Inslee Unveils Ambitious Green New Deal-Style Climate 2019-05-03 08:00:16The Washington governor's first presidential policy is a direct challenge to 2020 rival Beto O'Rourke, who released his own climate plan this week.

NASA Says Faulty-Aluminum Scam Ruined 2 Missions, Cost 2019-05-02 16:42:14A subcontractor in Portland, Oregon, admitted to knowingly lying about the quality of its material for nearly two decades.

Rangers Find 3-Eyed Snake In Australian Outback 2019-05-02 13:02:14The baby snake was named -- what else? Monty Python.

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Key acid-activated protein channel identified 2019-05-20 00:00:00Johns Hopkins researchers have discovered a long-sought protein, the proton-activated chloride channel (PAC), that is activated in acidic environments

Enzyme may represent new target for treating asthma 2019-05-20 00:00:00An enzyme called diacylglycerol kinase zeta (DGKζ) appears to play an important role in suppressing runaway inflammation in asthma and may repres

Why do women military vets avoid using VA 2019-05-20 00:00:00Many women military veterans turn to the Veterans Administration (VA) for health care and social services only as a 'last resort' or 'safety net,'

New recommendations for stroke systems of care to 2019-05-20 00:00:00To translate advances in scientific knowledge and innovations in stroke care into improvements in patient outcomes, comprehensive stroke systems of ca

'Spidey senses' could help autonomous machines see better 2019-05-20 00:00:00Purdue University researchers are building 'spidey senses' into the shells of autonomous cars and drones so that they could detect and avoid objects

More detailed picture of Earth's mantle 2019-05-20 00:00:00The chemical composition of the Earth's mantle is a lot more variable and diverse than previously thought, a new study has revealed.

MedStar Franklin Square to offer new treatment option 2019-05-20 00:00:00MedStar Franklin Square is the first medical facility in the state to offer endoscopic lung volume reduction (ELVR), using a new FDA-approved lung va

Thinking outside the box: 'Seeing' clearer and deeper 2019-05-20 00:00:00Scientists using a unique approach have developed a new biomedical imaging contrast agent. They say the breakthrough overcomes a major challenge to '

Professor rethinks living spaces for refugee camps 2019-05-20 00:00:00New technologies have made the world smaller. Rana Abudayyeh, a professor of interior architecture, asks how architects respond to shifting perspectiv

Nearly 1 in 5 parents say their child 2019-05-20 00:00:00Despite evidence that helmets are critical to preventing head injuries, not all children wear them while biking, skateboarding and riding scooters, a

Study identifies enzymes that prevent diabetic kidney disease 2019-05-20 00:00:00A new study from Joslin Diabetes Center has proven that certain biological protective factors play a large role in preventing diabetic kidney disease

Behold the Bili-ruler: A novel, low-cost device for 2019-05-20 00:00:00A team from Brigham and Women's Hospital recently reported the creation and validation of a novel tool, the Bili-ruler, designed for use by frontline

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Whom does your DNA belong to? Hint, it’s 2019-05-11 19:06:16Home DNA test kits are flying off the shelves allowing people to analyze their own genome and those of their relatives. But is that a good thing?

GMO could bring back the American chestnut. But 2019-05-11 19:06:16A project at the SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry to restore the American chestnut tree is generating both promise and protest.

New York Harbor: a no-go zone or an 2019-05-11 19:06:16

How a new human species challenges textbook histories 2019-05-11 19:06:16A paper published in the journal Nature on Wednesday describes Homo luzonensis, a new human species that lived in the Philippines. 

A black hole, once a mathematical curiosity, is 2019-05-11 19:06:16The first ever image of a black hole marks a milestone not just in black hole astronomy, but for the study of gravity itself.

From Einstein to Duchamp: the physics of modern 2019-05-11 19:06:16“Dimensionism: Modern Art in the Age of Einstein,” an exhibit at Amherst College’s Mead Art Museum, explores interconnections betwee

Have you herd? It turns out cows have 2019-05-11 19:06:16From the barnyard to the pooch motel, people are increasingly warming to the idea that animals have their own thoughts and feelings.

Out of history’s trash heap, clues to climate’s 2019-05-11 19:06:16Clues 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 2019-05-11 19:06:16With 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? 2019-05-11 19:06:16Under 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 – 2019-05-11 19:06:16In 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 – 2019-05-11 19:06:16New research suggests that Homo sapiens' flexibility in finding food sources helped them to colonize seemingly impenetrable rainforests some 45,000 y

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