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Insecticides May Be Giving Songbirds Anorexia and Delaying 2019-09-12 18:00:15An experiment with white-crowned sparrows shows that insecticides may be impacting songbirds. (Credit: Phil Lowe/Shutterstock) Some migrating songb

Adrenaline Doesn't Actually Cause the Fight-or-Flight Response, New 2019-09-12 17:49:31When you're overcome with fear, it's not adrenaline making you want to fight or flee. (Credit: Master1305/Shutterstock) A thrilling high when you

Astronomers May Have Just Discovered an Interstellar Comet 2019-09-12 17:00:41Astronomers first found Comet C/2019 Q4 on August 30. The past week of observations, including this image taken by the Canada-France-Hawaii Telescope

The dreaded "blob" may be back in the 2019-09-12 14:27:37A gigantic area of super-warm water has formed again off the U.S. West Coast, threatening impacts on weather and wildlife A map of sea surface temp

We Ignore Expertise at Our Own Peril 2019-09-12 10:50:17Hurricane Dorian seen from the MODIS imager on Terra, August 31, 2019. NASA. We seem to now live in an age where people are comfortable ignoring ex

Many Cancer Drugs Don't Work Like Scientists Say 2019-09-11 17:00:55(Credit: Shidlovski/Shutterstock) Cancer therapies often fail to work when tested in clinical trials. As a result, a startling 97 percent of drugs

A 'Brown Tide' of Seaweed is Choking the 2019-09-11 13:51:56Dead seaweed chokes beaches across the Caribbean every year. (Credit: Playa del Carmen/Shutterstock) (Inside Science) -- In the summer of 2018, tho

Giant Bubbles Spotted Rushing Out from Milky Way’s 2019-09-11 13:00:53The MeerKAT telescope is superimposed on a radio image of the Milky Way's center. Radio bubbles extend from between the two nearest antennas to the

Astronomers Find Water Vapor in Atmosphere of a 2019-09-11 13:00:10The watery exoplanet K2-18 b is surrounded by water vapor in this artist's illustration. (Credit: Alex Boersma) Astronomers have finally uncovered

How the Government is Working to Combat Fake 2019-09-11 12:04:42It can be tricky to make it look like people are doing things they never did. (Credit: Alexander Sobol/Shutterstock) Lots of people – includi

New Massive Pterosaur Named the 'Cold Dragon of 2019-09-11 11:57:25A new pterosaur dubbed the "Cold Dragon of the North" is one of the largest ever. (Credit: David Maas) (Inside Science) -- A new species of giant

Americans Commonly Eat Orange Roughy, a Fish Scientists 2019-09-11 11:30:46Orange roughy live in the deep ocean, where they're often caught by trawling ships. (Credit: New Zealand National Institute of Water and Atmospheric

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Hubble Snaps New Image of Saturn and Its 2019-09-12 14:28:38Saturn is so beautiful that astronomers cannot resist using the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope to take yearly snapshots of the gas giant when it is a

Astronomers Detect Giant Radio Bubbles in Milky Way’s 2019-09-12 12:15:47Astronomers using the MeerKAT telescope at the South African Radio Astronomy Observatory have spotted a pair of enormous radio-emitting bubbles in the

Extinct Kangaroo Had Feeding Habits Similar to Giant 2019-09-12 08:26:10An analysis of the skull biomechanics of Simosthenurus occidentalis, a species of giant short-faced kangaroo that persisted until about 42,000 years a

Astronomers Detect Water in Atmosphere of Habitable-Zone Super-Earth 2019-09-12 06:53:13Astronomers using the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope have detected water vapor in the atmosphere of K2-18b, a planet of eight Earth masses in the hab

Building Blocks of Bird Vocalizations Resemble Those of 2019-09-11 14:11:00Human languages are comprised of meaningful words, which themselves are built from different combinations of meaningless sounds, or building blocks. A

Titan’s Small Methane-Filled Lakes are Explosion Craters: Study 2019-09-11 11:02:18Small methane-filled lakes on the surface of Titan were likely formed by explosive, pressurized nitrogen just under the hazy moon’s surface, acc

One of Milky Way’s Most Extreme Runaway Stars 2019-09-11 10:35:42A runaway star called PG 1610+062 was probably ejected from the Milky Way’s Carina-Sagittarius spiral arm at a velocity of 341.8 mi/s (550

New Pterosaur Species Identified in Canada 2019-09-11 08:37:00Cretaceous pterosaur remains discovered in the Dinosaur Park Formation in Alberta have been identified as a new genus and species, Cryodrakon boreas.

Scientists Identify Four Genetic Regions Associated with Left-Handedness 2019-09-11 07:30:17A team of researchers from the University of Oxford has identified four regions of the human genome associated with left-handedness in the general pop

Scientists Find Significant Amount of Eel DNA in 2019-09-10 13:09:13An international team of researchers has announced the results of investigations into the environmental DNA (eDNA) present in Loch Ness, a large fresh

Hubble Observes Five Aging Star Clusters in Large 2019-09-10 11:14:29A team of astronomers from Italy and Germany has used the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope to observe five aging star clusters — all born at abou

Non-Abelian Gauge Fields Directly Observed for First Time 2019-09-10 10:02:30After decades of unsuccessful attempts, physicists have directly observed an exotic physical phenomenon called the non-Abelian Aharonov-Bohm effect. T

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Astronomers have spotted a second interstellar object 2019-09-12 16:15:03Researchers will be able to watch what appears to be an interstellar comet swoop through the solar system for about a year.

Birds fed a common pesticide lost weight rapidly 2019-09-12 14:00:08Scientists have previously implicated neonicotinoid pesticides in declining bee populations. Now a study suggests that songbirds are affected, too.

This device harnesses the cold night sky to 2019-09-12 11:00:43A new thermoelectric generator uses the temperature difference between Earth and outer space to create electricity after the sun goes down.

50 years ago, polio was still circulating in 2019-09-12 07:00:49Polio could come back, Science News, September 13, 1969 — Only eight cases of paralytic polio have been reported in the entire United States so

This may be the first known exoplanet with 2019-09-11 13:00:53For the first time, astronomers have detected water vapor and possibly signs of clouds and even rain in the air of a potentially habitable exoplanet.

Giant radio bubbles spew from near the Milky 2019-09-11 13:00:33New structures found at the heart of our galaxy join other bubbles, chimneys and filaments that hint at a turbulent past.

‘The Nature of Life and Death’ spotlights pollen’s 2019-09-11 07:00:20In ‘The Nature of Life and Death,’ botanist Patricia Wiltshire recounts some of her most memorable cases.

Artists who paint with their feet have ‘toe 2019-09-10 11:00:26Brain specialization comes with toe specialization in people who use their feet for painting, eating and writing.

Physicists may be a step closer to solving 2019-09-10 08:00:50Multiple measurements now agree that the proton is smaller than previously thought.

Culture helps shape when babies learn to walk 2019-09-10 06:00:22The culture in which a baby is raised can accelerate or slow down the development of early motor skills. Does it matter?

A new prosthetic leg that senses touch reduces 2019-09-09 11:00:47A prosthetic leg that can sense foot pressure and knee angle helped two men walk faster and reduced phantom leg pain.

Supercooling tripled the shelf life of donor livers 2019-09-09 11:00:31Cooling organs to subzero temperatures could help them last longer, making lifesaving transplants available to more people.

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New way to target cancer's diversity and evolution 2019-09-13 19:14:53Scientists have revealed close-up details of a vital molecule involved in the mix and match of genetic information within cells -- opening up the pote

Predicting risk of heart failure for diabetes patients 2019-09-13 19:14:51A new study unveils a new, machine-learning derived model that can predict, with a high degree of accuracy, future heart failure among patients with d

New vibration sensor detects buried objects from moving 2019-09-13 19:14:45Researchers will report a new laser-based sensor that effectively detects buried objects even while the detector is in motion. This new device offers

How microtubules branch in new directions, a first 2019-09-13 19:14:42Cell biologists say they have, for the first time, directly observed and recorded in animal cells a pathway called branching microtubule nucleation, a

Ancient Australia was home to strange marsupial giants, 2019-09-13 19:14:39Palorchestid marsupials, an extinct group of Australian megafauna, had strange bodies and lifestyles unlike any living species.

Gene editing tool gets sharpened by WFIRM team 2019-09-13 15:32:11Scientists have fine-tuned their delivery system to deliver a DNA editing tool to alter DNA sequences and modify gene function. The improved 'hit and

How IL-6 allows the immune response to develop 2019-09-13 15:31:55A preclinical study shows how the interplay of two interleukin signaling proteins, IL-6 and IL-2, affects the development of T follicular helper cells

Paramagnetic spins take electrons for a ride, produce 2019-09-13 14:30:51Local thermal perturbations of spins in a solid can convert heat to energy even in a paramagnetic material -- where spins weren't thought to correlat

Team discovers polymorph selection during crystal growth can 2019-09-13 14:30:47Scientists provide solid calculation to demonstrate the structural transformation in colloidal crystallization can be entirely thermodynamic, in contr

Microbes make chemicals for scent marking in a 2019-09-13 14:30:46Domestic cats, like many other mammals, use smelly secretions from anal sacs to mark territory and communicate with other animals. A new study shows t

Therapeutic strategies for pregnant women with lupus 2019-09-13 14:30:44A highly gender-biased disease, lupus afflicts females some nine times more than males. Because of the disease's unpredictable turns and debilitating

Groovy! These grooved patterns better mitigate shock waves 2019-09-13 14:30:42Engineers have discovered a method that could make materials more resilient against massive shocks such as earthquakes or explosions. They found that

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Facebook Drops 'Inaccurate' Label On Anti-Abortion Videos After 2019-09-13 01:59:21“It is very concerning that a letter from a group of senators can silence the voices of medical and scientific experts,” said a doctor who

Democratic Debate Ignores The Climate Refugee Crisis That’s 2019-09-13 00:54:15Four of the presidential candidates sponsored a bill to admit Bahamians fleeing hurricane destruction. But the issue was never raised at the debate in

2019 Ig Nobel Awards Honor Weirdest Science Discoveries 2019-09-12 19:50:35This year’s winners included Dutch and Turkish researchers who figured out which nation has the yuckiest money and an Italian scientist who urge

Potentially Habitable 'Super Earth' Discovered 110 Light Years 2019-09-11 19:24:17It’s the only exoplanet known so far to have both water and temperatures needed for life.

London's Same-Sex Penguin Couple Are Set To Raise 2019-09-11 15:24:30Rocky and Marama have adopted a four-month-old Gentoo chick that will be classified as neither male nor female, Sea Life London Aquarium said.

Air Force Hypersonic Rocket Sled Moves So Fast 2019-09-11 03:10:32The rocket sled hit Mach 8.6 in a recent test run in New Mexico.

NWS Director Leads Rousing Ovation For Birmingham Weather 2019-09-10 02:55:11Louis Uccellini praises the office for taking quick action to deliver correct information about Hurricane Dorian after Trump's false warning.

74-Year-Old Woman Reportedly Gives Birth To Twins 2019-09-09 14:13:43Doctors believe new mom Mangayamma Yaramati is the oldest woman in the world to give birth.

Scottish Lake's DNA Suggests Loch Ness 'Monster' Might 2019-09-05 14:15:26Researchers found a surprisingly high amount of eel DNA in the waters of Loch Ness, but it's not clear whether that indicates a gigantic eel or just

Kamala Harris Says She'd End The Filibuster To 2019-09-04 18:43:03At a CNN climate change forum, the California senator said she agreed with former Democratic presidential candidate Jay Inslee in opposing the Senate

Woman Dies After Pet Rooster Pecks Her 2019-09-04 18:38:40The 76-year-old victim died after her varicose vein wouldn't stop bleeding from the peck.

Voters Back Ban On Fracking, New Poll Finds 2019-09-04 17:22:52The results are a boon to Democratic candidates Bernie Sanders, Elizabeth Warren and Cory Booker ahead of CNN's marathon of climate crisis town halls

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La malbouffe affecte notre cerveau en trois jours 2019-09-14 12:05:54Les travaux qui font le lien entre malbouffe et obésité sont légion. Mais ils sont moins nombreux à expliquer comment une

Le dragon de glace : un nouveau ptérosaure 2019-09-14 10:59:56Dix mètres d'envergure et 250 kilos : une nouvelle espèce de ptérosaure, gigantesque reptile volant qui vivait durant le Cr&eacu

Le « Stonehenge espagnol » refait surface après 2019-09-14 09:01:00Pour la première fois après des décennies passées sous l'eau, le Dolmen de Guadalperal baigne à nouveau dans

Néandertal : surprenante découverte de centaines de pas 2019-09-14 07:35:49Enfouies sous le sable depuis 80.000 ans, 257 empreintes de pas appartenant à l'Homme de Néandertal viennent d'êt

Première image en couleur de l'objet interstellaire C/2019 2019-09-14 04:05:21Une première image en couleur de C/2019 Q4 confirme que ce probable visiteur interstellaire, venu d'ailleurs, est une comète.

Ig Nobel 2019 : les bienfaits des pizzas 2019-09-13 11:54:00Devançant les prestigieux prix Nobel, les prix Ig Nobel 2019 viennent tout juste d’être décernés. Ils récompen

Salon de Francfort : Waymo explique pourquoi il a 2019-09-13 11:15:11Présent au salon de Francfort, le patron de Waymo, filiale d’Alphabet Google qui développe une technologie de conduite sans chauff

SIM Jacker, la nouvelle arnaque au SMS 2019-09-13 10:30:00Des experts en cybersécurité ont découvert une faille dans les cartes SIM qui permet de prendre le contrôle d'un smartphon

Stratobus : les dernières évolutions du chaînon manquant 2019-09-13 09:31:00Stratobus, le projet de dirigeable stratosphérique de Thales Alenia Space devrait réaliser un premier vol d’essai d’ici fin

VIH : la PrEP, le traitement préventif qui 2019-09-13 08:31:00L'efficacité de la PrEP (prophylaxie pré-exposition) serait démontrée dans le cadre de la lutte contre le sida. Ce t

Pour faire mieux que Google Home, Alexa va 2019-09-13 07:31:00Amazon lance une plateforme pour permettre aux internautes de répondre aux questions sur lesquelles l'assistant Alexa reste muet. L'objectif


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Le nombre d'utilisateurs d'Internet en Chine atteint 854 2019-08-29 20:00:00Le nombre d'utilisateurs d'Internet en Chine a atteint 854 millions en juin 2019, et le taux d'accès à Internet du pays était

Shanghai organise la Conférence mondiale de l'intelligence artificielle 2019-08-28 20:00:00La Conférence mondiale de l'intelligence artificielle (CMIA) 2019 a ouvert ses portes jeudi à Shanghai pour stimuler la coopérat

Dragon de Space X revient sur Terre, ramenant 2019-08-27 20:00:00Le vaisseau cargo Dragon appartenant à la compagnie aérospatiale américaine SpaceX est revenu sur Terre après s'êtr

Amarrage à l'ISS du vaisseau spatial russe Soyuz 2019-08-26 20:00:00Un vaisseau spatial russe Soyuz MS transportant un robot humanoïde a réussi à s'amarrer à la Station spatiale international

Chine : développement d'un pesticide pouvant être libéré 2019-08-26 20:00:00Des scientifiques chinois ont réussi à développer un type de pesticide dont la libération est contrôlée par l

Le nouveau navire de recherche océanique chinois effectue 2019-08-25 20:00:00Le nouveau navire de recherche océanique auto-développé de la Chine a fait route vers la mer de Chine méridionale pour men

La sonde chinoise Chang'e-4 reprend sa mission pour 2019-08-24 20:00:00L'atterrisseur et le rover de la sonde Chang'e-4 ont repris le cours de leur mission pour leur neuvième jour lunaire sur la face caché

La Chine développe le premier système par simulation 2019-08-22 20:00:00Le premier système par simulation de formation à l'aide médicale maritime militaire de la Chine a fait ses débuts publics

Huawei lance son processeur d'intelligence artificielle Ascend 910 2019-08-22 20:00:00Le géant technologique chinois Huawei a lancé vendredi l'Ascend 910, qualifié par la société de processeur d'inte

Chine : le Congrès mondial de l'informatique se 2019-08-20 20:00:00Le Congrès mondial de l'informatique se tiendra du 9 au 11 septembre à Changsha, capitale de la province du Hunan, dans le centre de la

Chine : un satellite de communications récemment lancé 2019-08-19 20:00:00Le nouveau satellite de communications de la Chine, ChinaSat 18, lancé dans l'espace lundi, a connu des anomalies, et des ingénieurs sp

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