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Whale Sharks, Earth's Largest Fish, Also Commonly Eat 2019-01-16 17:27:10Whale sharks, the world's largest fish, eat significant amounts of plants and algae, scientists reveal in a surprising new study out today in the jou

How Luck Made Neil Armstrong the First Man 2019-01-16 14:50:29We know Neil Armstrong was the first man on the Moon, but how did he end up with this coveted position? Was he chosen on account of his flying backgro

Over 60 Percent of Wild Coffee Species Are 2019-01-16 14:00:21For all those that rely on that cup of coffee to get you going in the morning, here's another eye-opener: A majority of wild coffee might be goi

This Robot Dog Teaches Itself New Tricks 2019-01-16 14:00:05Now that’s a headline, right? It’s got a robot dog, plays off a well-known phrase and piques curiosity. Best of all: It’s also accur

Our Solar System's Formation Was A Lot Messier 2019-01-16 12:30:56When most of us learn about the solar system, it seems like a pretty well-ordered place. Our sun formed first, about five billion years ago, and

Libraries – Coming Soon to a Citizen Science 2019-01-16 11:45:01If you are a fan of public libraries (and I’m assuming everyone is a fan of public libraries), I’ve got some exciting news for y

SNAPSHOT: Elephants Find Resources With Years-old Memories 2019-01-15 16:56:46A GPS-collared elephant takes a break near a watering hole. Collars like this were used in a new study tracking the movement of 15 African elephant gr

For the First Time, Plants Have Been Grown 2019-01-15 16:25:31Lunar Plants There's life on the moon! Plant life, that is. Cotton seeds have reportedly just sprouted in an experiment aboard China's Chang'e 4 mo

How Fevers Help Our Immune System Hunt Down 2019-01-15 16:08:19It's an ironic fact of life that the symptoms of a cold or fever are actually our bodies' attempts at a cure. Runny noses, high temperatures&nb

How Insects' Ancestors Learned to Fly 2019-01-15 12:41:09Before they flew, winged insects had to learn to glide. Scientists say they've puzzled out the evolutionary path that gave insects wings, settling wh

SNAPSHOT: Mona Lisa Isn't Staring At You, Scientists 2019-01-14 19:33:58Ever feel like the eyes in a painting are following you? That creepy feeling of being watched by a picture is known as the “Mona Lisa effec

Hijacked Bacteria Reveal New Compounds, New Drug Candidates 2019-01-14 18:43:29More than half of all new drugs in the U.S. are made from compounds found in nature. These so-called secondary metabolites are produced in the ce

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Newly-Developed Chemical Process Converts Infrared into Visible Light 2019-01-16 14:27:14A group of researchers has succeeded in developing a chemical process to convert infrared into visible light. The technology, described in the journal

Blood-Forming Stem Cells Have Back-Up System in Stressed 2019-01-16 11:58:25Blood-forming (hematopoietic) adult stem cells reside deep in the bone marrow and are responsible for regenerating the body’s blood supply inclu

Amazing NASA Video Shows Ultima Thule Approach 2019-01-16 09:29:54NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft took a series of images between 3 p.m. EST (8 p.m. GMT) on December 31, 2018, and 12:01 a.m. EST (5:01 a.m. GMT)

Archaeologists Find 2,900-Year-Old Seeds of Domesticated Goosefoot in 2019-01-16 08:07:16A team of Canadian archaeologists has found a cache of charred seeds of the pitseed goosefoot (Chenopodium berlandieri spp. jonesianum), a form of qui

Fever Helps Fight Off Infection by Altering Immune 2019-01-16 06:27:33According to a study published in the journal Immunity, fever alters surface proteins on immune cells to make them better able to travel via blood ves

Varroa Mites Feed Primarily on Honeybee Fat Body 2019-01-15 15:58:14A parasite called the varroa mite (Varroa destructor) is the most serious pest of European honeybees (Apis mellifera) worldwide. For decades, sci

ALMA Discovers Binary Star System with Polar Protoplanetary 2019-01-15 09:56:54Astronomers using the Atacama Large Millimeter/sub-millimeter Array (ALMA) have spotted the first example of a binary system that has flipped its prot

Spacetime Geometry near Rotating Black Holes Acts Like 2019-01-15 07:51:56According to a theoretical paper published in the Annals of Physics, by Dr. Ovidiu Racorean from the General Direction of Information Technology in Bu

Menopausal Hormone Therapy Effective against Knee Osteoarthritis: Study 2019-01-15 06:16:47A new study, published in the journal Menopause, shows that women receiving menopausal hormone therapy had a significantly lower prevalence of symptom

Astronomers Find Nova Super-Remnant in Andromeda Galaxy 2019-01-14 14:17:22An international team of astronomers has found that M31N 2008-12a, a frequently erupting ‘nova’ located in the Andromeda Galaxy, is surrou

Study Shows How Human Brain Reconstructs Memories 2019-01-14 11:50:44Remembering is a reconstructive process, yet little is known about how the reconstruction of a memory unfolds in time in the brain. In a study publish

Hubble Spots ‘Perfectly Spherical’ Elliptical Galaxy: Messier 89 2019-01-14 09:10:07The NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope has taken a picture of the massive galaxy Messier 89, which is found in the constellation of Virgo. Messier 89 is

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New Diet Guidelines to Benefit People and the 2019-01-16 19:22:40A report in the medical journal The Lancet recommends cutting food waste and consumption of red meat, especially among people who eat a lot of it.

Trilobites: Watch These Stink Bugs Hatch in Unison 2019-01-16 18:41:09In terrifying synchrony, baby stink bugs all but explode to life.

Andrew Wheeler, at E.P.A. Confirmation Hearing, Walks a 2019-01-16 17:42:08The former coal lobbyist took the stand before a Senate panel to make his case for leading the E.P.A. and steering President Trump’s agenda of r

Jean Bourgain, Problem-Conquering Mathematician, Is Dead at 64 2019-01-16 15:19:27Dr. Bourgain, a recipient of some of his field’s most prestigious awards, was undaunted by even the most intractable of challenges.

Global Warming Is Helping to Wipe Out Coffee 2019-01-16 14:24:08Researchers found that more than half of all species could vanish from the wild, and the implications for coffee’s survival in the era of climat

Trilobites: When Fungi Fight Back 2019-01-16 10:44:37A mushroom species was found to sense predators and sent warning signals to other parts of its body, but how it does that remains a mystery.

Here’s How the Shutdown Is Delaying Climate Data 2019-01-16 09:30:26A key global temperature report isn’t coming out this week because of missing data, and some long-term research projects are at risk.

Sacklers Directed Efforts to Mislead Public About OxyContin, 2019-01-16 09:28:56A filing in a Massachusetts lawsuit contains dozens of internal Purdue Pharma documents suggesting the family was far more involved than the company h

Nonfiction: Hacker for Hire 2019-01-16 07:57:06In “Breaking and Entering,” Jeremy Smith tells the story of a brilliant, larger-than-life computer scientist who runs her own boutique cyb

There’s a Huge Ice Disk in a Maine 2019-01-15 19:23:48Despite all the speculation, it’s not a landing zone for aliens. Scientists say the ice disks are an unusual but entirely natural phenomenon.

Giant Ice Disk Spins in Maine River 2019-01-15 17:40:49The sudden appearance of a giant ice disk in Maine has raised many questions. Watch it rotate in this stunning drone video.

Take a Number: You’re Not Getting Much Taller, 2019-01-15 17:28:00New government data charts some interesting changes in average bodies over recent decades.

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Bacterial compounds may be as good as DEET 2019-01-16 14:18:11A bacterium’s metabolic by-products are as effective as DEET in deterring Aedes aegypti mosquitoes.

An ancient child from East Asia grew teeth 2019-01-16 14:12:36Choppers from a youngster with an unknown evolutionary background indicate that hominids evolved a humanlike life span in East Asia by 100,000 years a

These robots can follow how-to diagrams 2019-01-16 14:00:06Robots capable of reading diagrams could work in more varied environments and be easier to communicate with.

A four-legged robot hints at how ancient tetrapods 2019-01-16 13:27:40Using fossils, computer simulations and a life-size walking robot, researchers re-created how an early tetrapod may have made tracks.

Two daring spacecraft aim to bring asteroid dust 2019-01-15 14:42:28A pair of daredevil spacecraft that aim to bring asteroid dust back to Earth have reached their targets and are scouting for the best sampling spots.

A new 3-D printed ‘sponge’ sops up excess 2019-01-15 09:00:05Researchers have created “sponges” that would absorb excess cancer drugs before they spread through the body and cause negative side effec

The first suspected exomoon may remain hidden for 2019-01-15 07:00:04The discoverers of the first evidence for a moon orbiting a planet around a distant star are still trying to confirm the object’s existence.

Easing test anxiety boosts low-income students’ biology grades 2019-01-14 15:00:04Wealthier students outperform their less advantaged peers in math and science. Decreasing test anxiety may help even the playing field.

A cosmic flare called the ‘Cow’ may reveal 2019-01-14 11:12:41A burst of light from far away may have been an odd type of exploding star or a white dwarf being eaten by a black hole.

Desalination pours more toxic brine into the ocean 2019-01-14 10:17:09Desalination plants help offset the world’s growing water needs, but they also produce much more supersalty water than scientists realized.

Your phone could reveal your radiation exposure after 2019-01-14 06:00:06Examining personal electronics may help gauge people’s radiation exposure in the event of a nuclear accident or attack.

Here’s how the record-breaking government shutdown is disrupting 2019-01-12 08:00:05The partial government shutdown is taking many U.S. scientists out of commission and putting up hurdles to their research.

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Using bacteria to create a water filter that 2019-01-18 14:55:42Engineers have created a bacteria-filtering membrane using graphene oxide and bacterial nanocellulose. It's highly efficient, long-lasting and enviro

Enhanced NMR reveals chemical structures in a fraction 2019-01-18 14:55:39Researchers have developed a way to dramatically enhance the sensitivity of nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy (NMR), a technique used to study t

Smart microrobots that can adapt to their surroundings 2019-01-18 14:55:36Scientists have developed tiny elastic robots that can change shape depending on their surroundings. Modeled after bacteria and fully biocompatible, t

Classic double-slit experiment in a new light 2019-01-18 14:55:33An international research group has developed a new X-ray spectroscopy method based on the classical double-slit experiment to gain new insights into

Specific cognitive deficits in individuals with spinal cord 2019-01-18 13:00:00A multidisciplinary team of researchers has identified specific cognitive deficits in individuals with spinal cord injury (SCI). Their findings suppor

Green turtle: The success of the reintroduction program 2019-01-18 12:30:27The reintroduction program for the green turtle in the Cayman Islands has been crucial in order to recover this species, which are threatened by the e

Scientists discover natural fitness watch in fishes that 2019-01-18 12:30:23Scientists have shown for the first time that the energetic cost of living (the metabolic rate) of fish can be measured in structures that grow in the

Waves in Saturn's rings give precise measurement of 2019-01-18 12:30:19Saturn's distinctive rings were observed in unprecedented detail by NASA's Cassini spacecraft, and scientists have now used those observations to pr

Does being bilingual make children more focused? Study 2019-01-18 12:30:14Bilingual children do not have more advantages than monolingual children when it comes to executive function, which includes remembering instructions,

Air pollution increases ER visits for breathing problems 2019-01-18 12:30:11As levels of ozone and fine particulate pollution (PM2.5) rise, more patients end up in the ER with breathing problems, according to the largest US st

Placentas adapt when mothers have poor diets or 2019-01-18 12:30:09Researchers have discovered the placenta regulates how much oxygen and nutrients it transports to babies during challenging pregnancies in the first s

Synaptic logic for connections between two brain hemispheres 2019-01-18 12:30:06Researchers have developed a new combination of technologies that allows them to identify the functional properties of individual synapses that link t

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Climate Change Denial Is The Moral Choice That 2019-01-17 06:00:25It's the quintessential test of character and leadership.

This Is Why You Hate Jello Salad, According 2019-01-17 05:45:23Our aversion to jello salad isn't just picky eating -- it has roots in instinct, evolution and cultural conditioning.

Doctors Remove 50-Pound Tumor From Woman 2019-01-16 17:55:12The Idaho woman lost 65 pounds during surgery to remove the growth.

NASA Discovers 'South Park' Character Mr. Hankey The 2019-01-16 13:26:44An enhanced image from the Juno mission shows a big brown spot on the gas giant.

EPA Nominee Andrew Wheeler Downplays Climate Threat At 2019-01-16 12:49:23The former coal lobbyist's view of climate change hasn't changed much over the last two years.

The Politics Of Fear: A Primer On How 2019-01-16 11:40:51Fear is illogical and often dumb.

New U.S. Oil And Gas Drilling To Unleash 2019-01-16 05:00:06The great American fracking boom threatens to undermine efforts to avoid climate catastrophe in this century.

Romeo, The World's Loneliest Frog, May Have Finally 2019-01-15 14:51:34Bolivian biologists spent 10 years looking for a mate for a lovelorn frog they feared was the last of his kind.

Junk Food Companies Spend Billions Of Dollars On 2019-01-15 05:45:16Black teens saw more than twice as many television ads for fast food, candy, sugary drinks and unhealthy snacks compared with white teens in 2017, acc

Nobel Scientist James Watson Stripped Of Titles For 2019-01-14 04:23:58He said in a documentary that he finds "no joy" in what he said are the differences in intelligence between blacks and whites.

See The First Ever Panoramic Photo Of The 2019-01-12 15:47:35China's space agency hopes the lander mission will tell us more about the moon's history.

Mysterious Repeating Radio Signal Detected In Deep Space 2019-01-10 18:15:45Little is known about these extremely rare radio bursts, including where they come from.



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