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Prehistoric Medicine: How Archaic Humans Cured Themselves 2019-05-10 15:14:34Long before Alexander Fleming discovered penicillin in 1928, people were using antibiotics to combat infections. In the late 1800s, French physician

From space, spring storminess looks like a boiling 2019-05-09 19:48:12And the stew is now boiling more vigorously: Heavy precipitation events have grown stronger and more frequent over the long run With big,

How Ditching My Smartphone Let Me Recharge and 2019-05-08 06:00:00Smartphone addiction is real. One woman puts hers down for a week to see what happens.

Mars Doesn't Need Our Microbes: How to Keep 2019-05-08 06:00:00It may be time to change the strict rules in place to keep Earthly microbes from contaminating Mars.

20 Things You Didn't Know About ... Feet 2019-05-08 06:00:00Have you heard of the International Foot? It's turning 60. We take its measure, and much more.

New study reveals "extraordinary change" in El Niño 2019-05-07 21:04:57|Update: I posed some questions related to this story to Jason Furtado, a meteorologist at the University of Oklahoma. I've added them and

Could Quantum Mechanics Explain the Existence of Spacetime? 2019-05-06 17:39:35Rod Serling knew all about dimensions. His Twilight Zone was a dimension of imagination, a dimension of sight and sound and mind, a dimension as vast

The Flamingos' Future: Lessons From A Race To 2019-05-03 19:15:31The incessant “eep, eep, eep” of hundreds of hungry flamingo chicks bounces off the concrete walls of a feeding room at the SANCCOB wildli

Venus Reimagined: A New Image of an Active 2019-05-03 17:45:17If you could peer through the 160 miles of noxious clouds driven by hurricane-force winds over Venus, you’d witness a barren landscape strewn wi

Humans Domesticated Dogs And Cows. We May Have 2019-05-03 15:51:19Humans have turned many wild animals into cuddlier creatures. We've domesticated wolves into dogs, boars into barnyard pigs and mountain goats into l

Here's What it Looks Like When A Gene 2019-05-03 12:30:51In the murky darkness, blue and green blobs are dancing. Sometimes they keep decorous distances from each other, but other times they go cheek to chee

The Moon is Finally Getting the Attention It 2019-05-01 00:56:43We've reached another "will they or won't they?" cliffhanger in the long-running soap opera, When Will Humans Return to the Moon? Last May, NASA a

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Gravitational Waves Leave Observable Aftereffects in Universe 2019-05-10 11:40:55Gravitational waves are ‘ripples’ in space-time caused by some of the most violent and energetic processes in the Universe. Albert Einstei

Medusavirus: Newly-Discovered Giant Virus Turns Its Hosts into 2019-05-10 10:55:51A team of researchers has isolated a new giant virus from hot spring water in Japan. Named medusavirus, the virus infects a species of amoeba called A

Universe’s Early Galaxies were Much Brighter than Expected 2019-05-10 09:34:00New data from Spitzer and Hubble space telescopes show that in a few specific wavelengths of infrared light, some of the first galaxies to form in the

Study: Parkinson’s Disease More Prevalent in Patients with 2019-05-10 08:34:21An appendectomy increases the risk of developing Parkinson’s disease, the second most common neurodegenerative disorder after Alzheimer’s

Universe’s Earliest Supernovae Ejected Powerful Jets, Astronomers Say 2019-05-10 06:59:36A team of astronomers from MIT has observed evidence that the Universe’s first stars exploded as asymmetric supernovae, strong enough to scatter

New Antibiotic Resistance Gene Discovered: Mcr-9 2019-05-09 12:08:26An international team of scientists from Cornell University and the University of Zurich has discovered a new jumping gene that makes bacteria resista

Tiny Jurassic Dinosaur Had Membranous Wings 2019-05-09 10:34:14A previously unknown species of bird-like dinosaur with pterosaur-like wings has been discovered by a team of paleontologists working with the Institu

Paper Wasps are Capable of Logical Thinking, Suggests 2019-05-09 09:31:41A team of researchers from the University of Michigan has found evidence of transitive inference — a form of logical reasoning that involves usi

Biologists Find Arsenic-Breathing Microbes in Oxygen-Poor Regions of 2019-05-09 07:23:51A team of marine biologists from the University of Washington has found communities of arsenic-breathing microbes in the oxygen-deficient zones of the

Astronomers Spot Extremely Rare Hydrogen-Cloaked Type Ia Supernova 2019-05-08 15:29:53Astronomers using the Magellan telescopes at Las Campanas Observatory, Chile, have detected the faint signal emitted by hydrogen gas in the remnant of

LIGO and Virgo Observatories Detect Two New Gravitational 2019-05-08 13:04:08On April 25 and 26, 2019, NSF’s Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory (LIGO) and the European-based Virgo detector registered two

Wolves are More Prosocial than Dogs, New Study 2019-05-08 11:49:18In touchscreen experiments that allowed animals to provide food to others, wolves (Canis lupus) acted more prosocially toward their pack members than

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Deep-sea fishes’ eye chemistry might let them see 2019-05-10 15:02:31An unexpected abundance of proteins for catching dim light evolved independently in three groups of weird deep-sea fishes.

Only a third of Earth’s longest rivers still 2019-05-10 07:00:05Mapping millions of kilometers of waterways shows that just 37 percent of rivers longer than 1,000 kilometers remain unchained by human activities.

Ancient South American populations dipped due to an 2019-05-09 13:17:52Scientists link bouts of intense rainfall and drought around 8,600 to 6,000 years ago to declining numbers of South American hunter-gatherers.

50 years ago, scientists tried to transplant part 2019-05-09 07:00:05In 1969, a doctor tried and failed to restore a 54-year-old man’s vision. Fifty years later, scientists are still struggling to make eye transpl

A gut bacteria transplant may not help you 2019-05-09 00:05:01A small study finds that transplanting gut microbes from a lean person into obese people didn’t lead to weight loss, as hoped.

Dying stars called collapsars may forge much of 2019-05-08 13:02:15Spinning stars that collapse into black holes could help explain the origins of heavy elements such as gold and silver.

What a nearby kilonova would look like 2019-05-08 09:16:14Physicists imagined what we’d see in the sky if two neutron stars collided just 1,000 light-years from Earth.

1 million species are under threat. Here are 2019-05-08 06:00:04One million of the world’s plant and animal species are now under threat of extinction, a new report finds.

The search for new geologic sources of lithium 2019-05-07 14:09:18Futuristic clean-energy visions of electric vehicles are driving the hunt for lithium.

A tiny mystery dinosaur from New Mexico is 2019-05-07 13:33:08A newly identified dinosaur species called Suskityrannus hazelae fills a gap in tyrannosaur lineage.

A belly full of wriggling worms makes wood 2019-05-07 07:00:05Common beetles that eat rotten logs chew up more wood when filled with a roundworm larvae, releasing nutrients more quickly back to the forest floor.

An ancient pouch reveals the hallucinogen stash of 2019-05-06 15:00:05South American shamans in the Andes Mountains carried mind-altering ingredients 1,000 years ago, a study finds.

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Nanotubes enable travel of Huntington's protein 2019-05-10 13:53:12Nanotube tunnels extend like bridges for the toxic Huntington's disease protein, and spring back after delivery, a new study finds.

Can recreational sports really make you a better 2019-05-10 12:44:17A new study adds to growing evidence that participating in recreational sports not only can help improve grades while attending college, but it also c

Storm water banking could help Texas manage floods 2019-05-10 12:03:28A study has quantified the amount of water flowing in major Texas rivers during heavy rains and found that there is enough room in coastal aquifers to

Tech-saavy people more likely to trust digital doctors 2019-05-10 11:38:07Would you trust a robot to diagnose your cancer? According to new research, people with high confidence in machine performance and also in their own t

Believing machines can out-do people may fuel acceptance 2019-05-10 11:38:04In order for self-driving cars to hit the streets, more people may need to concede that machines can outperform humans, at least in some tasks, accord

Better microring sensors for optical applications 2019-05-10 11:37:55Tweaking the design of microring sensors enhances their sensitivity without adding more implementation complexity.

Making a meal of it: Mosquito spit protein 2019-05-10 10:29:32Researchers developed a transgenic approach to inactivating the mosquito salivary protein AAPP. Transgenic mosquitoes showed significantly longer prob

Wi-Fi location affects online privacy behavior 2019-05-10 10:29:27Does sitting in a coffee shop versus at home influence a person's willingness to disclose private information online? Does the on-screen appearance o

New efficient way to engineer nanostructures mimicking natural 2019-05-10 10:29:25Scientists yield novel method to engineer large multi-antibody-like nanostructures using DNA nanotechnology. The results demonstrate the potential for

A metal sheet stamping simulation promises improved car 2019-05-10 10:29:21A research team has used the most up-to-date simulation techniques to determine how to make the best tools to stamp complex shapes into metal sheets w

Native plants regenerate on their own after invasive 2019-05-10 10:29:19Invasive shrubs have become increasingly prevalent in the deciduous forests of eastern North America -- often creating a dense understory that outcomp

Statins' potential to treat MS unrelated to lowering 2019-05-10 09:50:59The widely prescribed statin, simvastatin, can medically help patients with secondary progressive Multiple Sclerosis (SPMS) -- for reasons that might

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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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New progress in developing an animal model of 2019-05-10 00:00:00Researchers studying hepatitis C virus have introduced small mutations into mouse liver cells to make the animals more susceptible to the virus, a ste

Computing faster with quasi-particles 2019-05-10 00:00:00In collaboration with researchers from Harvard University, researchers from the University of Würzburg have made an important step on the road to

Good sleep quality and good mood lead to 2019-05-10 00:00:00A team of psychologists has found strong associations between working memory -- a fundamental building block of a functioning mind -- and three health

Comparison of global climatologies confirms warming of the 2019-05-10 00:00:00A report describes the main features of the recently published World Ocean Experiment-Argo Global Hydrographic Climatology. This climatology is based

Trial remedies racial disparities in treatment for early-stage 2019-05-10 00:00:00UNC School of Medicine's Samuel Cykert, MD, a member of the UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center, co-led a five-year, multi-institutional trial

New study shows scientists who selfie garner more 2019-05-10 00:00:00Many scientists today have embraced social media as tools to communicate their research and to engage broader audiences in scientific discovery and it

Research on repetitive worm behavior may have implications 2019-05-10 00:00:00Studying microscopic worms, Rockefeller scientists have identified a brain circuit that drives repetitive behavior -- providing potential clues for un

Statins' potential to treat MS unrelated to lowering 2019-05-10 00:00:00The widely prescribed statin, simvastatin, can medically help patients with secondary progressive Multiple Sclerosis (SPMS) -- for reasons that might

New UM study highlights fundamental challenges of living 2019-05-10 00:00:00Wildfires can have dramatic impacts on Western landscapes and communities, but human values determine whether the changes caused by fire are desired o

Our history in the stars 2019-05-10 00:00:00Astronomers map the substance aluminum monoxide (AlO) in a cloud around a distant young star -- Origin Source I. The finding clarifies some important

Receiving weekend food improves school attendance among children 2019-05-10 00:00:00Children living in food-insecure households are more likely to attend school on Fridays if they're participating in a food-distribution program that

Manipulating superconductivity using a 'mechanic' and an 'electrician' 2019-05-10 00:00:00Strongly correlated materials can change their resistivity from infinity to zero with minute changes in conditions. Now, researchers have fabricated a

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Un cousin miniature du T-Rex découvert au Nouveau-Mexique 2019-05-11 05:22:29Un petit bout de moins d'un mètre de haut apparenté au légendaire Tyrannosaurus rex, de son nom Suskityrannus hazelae, a é

Samsung imagine une tablette en forme de brique 2019-05-11 04:31:00Smartphone ou tablette ? Difficile de savoir ce qui se cache derrière cette brique qui se déplie et laisse apparaître un larg

Des images de trous noirs plus détaillées avec 2019-05-10 11:30:00Dans un avenir proche, les images de trous noirs supermassifs prises avec l'Event Horizon Telescope pourront être détrônées

L'avenir de l'humanité est-il sous terre ? Des 2019-05-10 10:27:00Et si vivre sous terre était une solution pour demain... Face aux menaces les plus graves qui pèsent sur l'avenir de la Plan&egrav

Smartwatch : les montres connectées en savent beaucoup 2019-05-10 09:35:00Des chercheurs ont découvert que les capteurs d'une montre intelligente pouvaient reconnaître 25 gestes du quotidien différents.

Deux tiers des plus longs fleuves du monde 2019-05-10 09:25:09Coupés par des barrages, détournés pour l'irrigation, compromis par l'urbanisation... Deux tiers des plus longs fleuves du mond

VivaTechnology : encourager l’innovation technologique au service de 2019-05-10 08:31:00Derrière le salon VivaTechnology, il y a l’idée que, de la collaboration entre grands groupes et start-up, peuvent naît

Energy Observer : grâce à ses ailes à 2019-05-10 07:31:01Le navire Energy Observer a été pensé comme un véritable laboratoire flottant. Parmi ses objectifs : expérimenter d

Océan : le phytoplancton subit un déclin inquiétant 2019-05-10 06:32:00Pour absorber le CO2 atmosphérique, pour produire de l’oxygène ou encore parce que c'est le premier maillon d

Google Pixel : plus de détails sur ces 2019-05-10 05:26:00Vendus 399 et 479 euros, les Pixel 3a et 3a XL arrivent en boutique forts de la belle réputation de leurs grands frères sortis à

L'anti-puces de votre chien peut tuer votre chat 2019-05-10 04:31:00La perméthrine, un insecticide utilisé pour combattre les puces chez le chien ou pour la maison, est toxique pour le chat. Plusieurs cas

Blue Origin dévoile Blue Moon, un atterrisseur lunaire 2019-05-10 03:14:00Nos intuitions étaient bonnes. Blue Origin a dévoilé Blue Moon, un projet d'atterrisseur lunaire pour la livraison d'une l

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Le secret de la régénération végétale a été 2019-05-11 20:00:00Pas de progrès sans peine, et ce qui est vrai pour la vie des hommes, est également vrai pour la croissance des plantes. Selon une &eacu

Le rover lunaire chinois Yutu-2 parcourt 190,66 mètres 2019-05-10 20:00:00Le rover lunaire chinois Yutu-2 a parcouru 190,66 mètres sur la face cachée de la Lune afin de mener une exploration scientifique sur le

La Turquie condamne Facebook à 280.000 dollars d'amende 2019-05-10 20:00:00L'Autorité turque de protection des données personnelles (KVKK) a annoncé vendredi avoir infligé le mois dernier à

Les scientifiques chinois mettent au point une centrale 2019-05-09 20:00:00Les scientifiques chinois ont mis au point une centrale nucléaire virtuelle au sein d'une société numérique, un syst&egra

Les océans jouent un rôle vital pour le 2019-05-09 20:00:00Les activités océaniques auront un impact plus important sur le changement climatique dans les zones arides, ce qui pourrait conduire &a

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Chine : une installation de rayonnement synchrotron prévoit 2019-05-07 20:00:00L'Installation de rayonnement synchrotron de Shanghai verra sa capacité de recherche plus que doubler dans les trois prochaines années,

La Chine ouvre un nouveau centre de recherche 2019-05-07 20:00:00La Chine a lancé un nouveau centre de recherche biomédicale pour la biologie synthétique des mammifères et médicale

La recherche spatiale chinoise mène à une coopération 2019-05-06 20:00:00Les experts chinois de l'espace ont renforcé les échanges internationaux dans les dernières réalisations dans l'explorat

Chine : un salon des mégadonnées accueillera des 2019-05-06 20:00:00Plus de 1.700 participants de 38 pays et régions ont confirmé leur présence à un salon des mégadonnées qui s

Des scientifiques chinois développent un nouveau matériau pour 2019-05-06 20:00:00Des scientifiques chinois ont développé de nouvelles mousses en polypropylène biomimétiques pour la séparation p&ea

Ouverture du 2e Sommet Chine numérique au Fujian 2019-05-05 20:00:00Le deuxième Sommet Chine numérique s'est ouvert lundi dans la province du Fujian (sud-est), offrant un regard sur les dernières

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