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SpaceX Launches 60 more Starlink Satellites to Orbit New! 2019-11-12 16:07:23The Falcon 9 rocket taking off for the Starlink mission on November 11. (Credit: SpaceX/Flickr) On November 11, SpaceX launched a Falcon 9 rocket

How Could We Find a Wormhole Hiding in New! 2019-11-12 15:53:25A new study outlined a possible method to search for a wormhole at the center of the Milky Way, where a supermassive black hole, like the one seen in

Why People In Ancient Times Didn't Get the New! 2019-11-12 15:14:13What happened to make plague able to cause devastating epidemics, as in this depiction from 1349? (Credit: Pierart dou Tielt/Wikimedia) One of civi

How the Nile River Has Stayed In One 2019-11-11 17:22:54The Nile River seen at sunrise. (Credit: Kirsty Bisset/Shutterstock) Thousands of years ago, ancient Egyptians built their agricultural systems aro

Brain Scanning vs. Self-Rated Brain Activity 2019-11-10 10:46:26On Twitter this week I joked that neuroscientists could save money on brain scanners by just asking people how active their brains are. Why do

What It Takes to be a Space Pilot 2019-11-08 13:52:28Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo. The craft is flown by human pilots to space. (Credit: Steve Mann/Shutterstock) Taking control of a 3,000-pound roc

Running for Less Than an Hour a Week 2019-11-08 12:31:53Running just once a week could lead to a longer life, a new study finds. (Credit: Halfpoint/Shutterstock) Reluctant joggers, here’s some enco

A Rocky Planet in This Oddball Solar System 2019-11-07 18:09:46(Credit: Teo Mocnik) Over the past couple of decades, astronomers have discovered thousands of alien planets and solar systems. These worlds come i

DNA Analysis of Ancient Rome Reveals a Cosmopolitan 2019-11-07 17:15:54(Credit: leoks/Shutterstock) A new collection of DNA from ancient Romans spanning 12,000 years shows how the population of the empire’s capi

'Super-Emitters' In California Release A Third Of 2019-11-06 15:55:47A landfill in Italy with a methane capture system. (Credit: newphotoservice/Shutterstock) A new analysis finds that 0.2 percent of all California m

Modern Apartments Have More Fungi Than a Jungle 2019-11-06 14:34:45Rural residences have less bacteria and fungi than their urban counterparts. (Credit: Elise Lefran/Shutterstock) Moving to the city might mean gain

No, Houseplants Won't Purify the Air in Your 2019-11-06 13:39:28Your houseplants look nice, and they might even make you happier, but they're unlikely to clean the air. (Credit: Anatolii Mikhailov/Shutterstock)

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Our Universe is Curved, Suggests New Study 2019-11-11 08:33:43The current model of the Universe needs to be revised, according to a new analysis of Cosmic Microwave Background (CMB) anisotropy data. Precise measu

Paleontologists Find 170-Million-Year-Old Giant Pliosaur Fossil 2019-11-11 08:04:43Paleontologists in Switzerland have unearthed an exceptionally rare fossil jaw of an ancient creature known as a pliosaur. Pliosaurs were a type of sh

Hubble Observes Hidden Depths of NGC 772 2019-11-11 05:16:56The NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope has captured a striking new photo of a spiral galaxy called NGC 772. NGC 772 resides approximately 116 million lig

Neuroscientists Identify Song-Learning Neurons in Birds 2019-11-08 15:55:04A team of researchers from Japan and South Korea has found that a set of neurons called corticobasal ganglia projecting neurons are important for voca

Smallest Possible Particle of Water Ice Contains Only 2019-11-08 14:26:59The smallest droplet of water in which ice can form is only as big as 90 water molecules, according to new research. Ice exists on Earth almost exclus

Hubble Sees Twelve Images of Same Galaxy Split 2019-11-08 11:08:43An effect called strong gravitational lensing has allowed the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope to see the same remote galaxy twelve times. Called PSZ1

Neanderthals May Have Gone Extinct Because of Human 2019-11-08 08:43:14The initial encounter between Neanderthals and anatomically modern Homo sapiens migrating out of Africa occurred more than 130,000 years ago in a regi

NICER Detects Thermonuclear Burst from X-Ray Pulsar 2019-11-08 07:34:26NASA’s Neutron star Interior Composition Explorer (NICER) has detected an extremely energetic explosion called a Type I X-ray burst from SAX J18

Dog Ownership Has Positive Effect on Mental Health 2019-11-07 14:49:51A study led by the University of Western Australia has found a positive correlation between mental health benefits and dog ownership. Mental health di

Astronomers to Search for Alien Signals from TESS 2019-11-07 12:30:00Extrasolar planets discovered by NASA’s Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) will be scanned for ‘technosignatures’ —

Miocene-Period Great Ape Unearthed in Germany: Danuvius guggenmosi 2019-11-07 09:28:42A previously unknown species of great ape that was well adapted to both walking upright as well as using all four limbs while climbing has been identi

New Study Reveals Key Component in Neurophysiology of 2019-11-07 08:19:24A new study, led Boston University researchers, shows that slow oscillating neural activity during non-rapid eye movement (NREM) sleep triggers waves

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Physicists have found quasiparticles that mimic hypothetical dark 2019-10-15 07:00:45These subatomic particles could make up dark matter in the cosmos. A mathematically similar phenomenon occurs in a solid material.

How the second known interstellar visitor makes ‘Oumuamua 2019-10-14 11:00:47With its gaseous halo and tail, the second discovered interstellar object, 2I/Borisov, looks basically like your run-of-the-mill solar system comet.

Economics Nobel goes to poverty-fighting science 2019-10-14 09:05:42Three scientists share the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences for developing real-world interventions for tackling poverty.

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Individual climate models may not provide the complete New! 2019-11-12 16:49:49Equilibrium climate sensitivity -- how sensitive the Earth's climate is to changes in atmospheric carbon dioxide -- may be underestimated in individu

Deep neural networks speed up weather and climate New! 2019-11-12 16:49:47A team of environmental and computation scientists is using deep neural networks, a type of machine learning, to replace the parameterizations of cert

New material points toward highly efficient solar cells New! 2019-11-12 16:49:44A new type of material for next-generation solar cells eliminates the need to use lead, which has been a major roadblock for this technology.

Why only some post-stroke survivors can 'copy what New! 2019-11-12 16:02:37Researchers report that the left lateral temporal cortex must be intact in stroke patients with aphasia if they are to have their speech entrained. In

Flame-retardant exposure increases anxiety, affects social behaviors in New! 2019-11-12 16:02:33New research shows that early life exposure to a commonly used flame-retardant mixture increases anxiety and affects socioemotional behaviors in prair

Some hoppy news: Hops don't need to go New! 2019-11-12 16:02:25In a study that wraps up three years and 13 growth cycles of several popular hop varieties, researchers are upending conventional wisdom hop growers h

Detecting tiny amounts of fentanyl New! 2019-11-12 16:02:23Researchers have designed a promising new tool that can identify smaller concentrations of drug powders than any other device. Portable, simple to use

Army researcher promotes cooperation between humans, autonomous machines New! 2019-11-12 16:02:16The trust between humans and autonomous machines is a research priority -- as machines become integral to society, it is critical to understand the im

Half of Piedmont drinking wells may exceed NC's New! 2019-11-12 16:02:11A new study which combines measurements from nearly 1,400 drinking water wells across North Carolina estimates that more than half of the wells in the

Cells control their dance of death New! 2019-11-12 14:29:33Researchers have revealed for the first time how white blood cells control the final moments of their death, helping their own removal from the human

Iron-based solar cells on track to becoming more New! 2019-11-12 14:29:30An international study shows that 30% of the energy in a certain type of light-absorbing iron molecule disappears in a previously unknown manner. By c

Study reveals 'bug wars' that take place in New! 2019-11-12 14:29:28Scientists have revealed how common respiratory bugs that cause serious infections in people with cystic fibrosis interact together, according to a ne

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Green New Deal Supporter Spain Steps In To 2019-11-01 10:36:56The European country offered to host the U.N. conference in Madrid after Chile abruptly pulled out amid fiery protests this week.

Rep. Ro Khanna Of California Backs Public Takeover 2019-11-01 09:20:41As the Golden State suffers blackouts and wildfires, the progressive stalwart joined Democratic presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders in calling for pub

Man Sticks Cannabis In His Nose, Forgets About 2019-10-31 14:13:15The patient snorted a cannabis-filled balloon before going into prison and thought he had swallowed it, doctors said.

Chile Canceling The Global Climate Summit Is A 2019-10-31 05:45:00If political instability is throwing off United Nations climate talks now, what will the next few decades look like?

CAUGHT ON VIDEO: Lightning Leaves Massive Crater Just 2019-10-31 04:56:44Watch as lightning leaves a gaping hole at a Texas Chevron station.

Rising Sea Levels To Affect 3 Times More 2019-10-30 15:55:48Roughly 300 million people may lose their homes by 2050 due to coastal flooding, a new study examining land elevation finds.

The Sun Looks Ready For Halloween In Eerie 2019-10-29 05:36:13It's like a spooky holiday message from the center of our solar system.

Green New Deal Author Returns Fossil Fuel Donations, 2019-10-28 05:45:11Sen. Ed Markey's fundraising issue comes as he leans into his climate record to beat back three primary challengers.

House Democrats Unveil Bill To Protect Climate Refugees 2019-10-23 14:03:17The legislation, while unlikely to pass under President Trump, fleshes out how a Green New Deal could address one of the most pressing crises of globa

Hazmat Team Responds After Uranium Gets Delivered To 2019-10-23 13:36:32A man living at a Pennsylvania halfway house ordered two grams of powdered uranium for $12 from a Michigan company.

Watch This Guy Accidentally Blow Up His Entire 2019-10-23 05:04:47And he didn't even destroy all the insects.

Peak Florida: Snake Eating Another Snake Gets Interrupted 2019-10-21 05:03:36No, Just no. Nope.

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Whale shark hot spot offers new conservation insights 2019-11-12 00:00:00An international team of researchers, led by marine scientists at King Abdullah University for Science and Technology (KAUST) in Saudi Arabia and incl

New collection showcases cutting-edge techniques in insect morphology 2019-11-12 00:00:00In the last 20 years, the study of the form and function of insects has been revitalized by modern technologies and genetic research methods. A new sp

Mount Sinai researcher's examine the metabolic effects of 2019-11-12 00:00:00Recent study found that an effective blood cancer treatment was associated with weight gain, obesity, and increased systolic blood pressure.

A fast and precise look into fiber-reinforced composites 2019-11-12 00:00:00Researchers at the Paul Scherrer Institute PSI have improved a method for small angle X-ray scattering (SAXS) to such an extent that it can now be use

The thrust of the problem 2019-11-12 00:00:00For decades, scientists have debated the structure of the Main Himalayan Thrust -- the fault responsible for a 2015 earthquake that killed nearly 9,00

Larger than life: Augmented ants 2019-11-12 00:00:00The first app of its kind allows users to interact with biodiversity research through augmented reality.

Cats of the sea offer insights into territorial 2019-11-12 00:00:00Researchers carrying out regular monitoring of a Marine Protected Area off the UK coastline noticed species of wrasse demonstrating almost cat-like be

Polygenic risk score improves psychosis risk prediction 2019-11-12 00:00:00A new study led by researchers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has found that that using a polygenic risk score (PRS) based on data

Vaccine reduces likelihood of severe pneumonia 2019-11-12 00:00:00A new study has found severe pneumonia decreases by 35 per cent in children who receive a vaccine against a pneumonia-causing bacteria.

New diagnostic criteria proposed for chronic obstructive pulmonary 2019-11-12 00:00:00More than 100 of the nation's leading pulmonologists have proposed new criteria for diagnosing chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. The new criteri

New chip for waking up small wireless devices 2019-11-12 00:00:00A new power saving chip could significantly reduce or eliminate the need to replace batteries in Internet of Things (IoT) devices and wearables. The s

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