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Mathematicians Say They've Figured Out How to Brew 2020-01-22 17:00:00The sacred belief that finely ground espresso beans are supreme doesn't hold up to scientific testing.

Snakes Could Be the Source of the Coronavirus 2020-01-22 16:30:00Snakes – the Chinese krait and the Chinese cobra – may be involved in the newly discovered coronavirus that has triggered an outbreak of a

A Skin Cream Could Protect Against Diseases Like 2020-01-22 16:15:00Researchers say a skin cream for warts and skin cancer could also prevent infection from certain viruses.

Scientists Finally Pin Down Why Stress Turns Our 2020-01-22 15:30:00It comes down to the sympathetic nervous system and a common hormone.

New Gene Therapy In Mice Could Offer Lasting 2020-01-22 14:00:00Researchers arm mice with "bioscavengers" that seek and destroy nerve agents, granting immunity.

Ancient Earth's Atmosphere May Have Been Over 70 2020-01-22 14:00:00Micrometeorites billions of years old provide a unique glimpse at our planet's atmospheric past.

Staggeringly Huge, Surprisingly Small and Blisteringly Fast — 2020-01-22 10:45:00Stars come in many sizes and flavors, from those as small as Saturn to some still theoretical.

Ancient Proteins Reveal 6,000-year-old Ring Was Made From 2020-01-21 19:00:00The discovery is latest success in a method that's revolutionizing archaeology and paleontology.

There's More Than One Type of Pain. Scientists 2020-01-21 17:00:00It comes in many types that each require specialized treatment. Scientists are starting to learn how to diagnose the different varieties.

Researchers Discover 15 New Parasitic Wasps That Mind 2020-01-21 17:00:00Before being eaten by the wasp larvae, the spiders build them a cocoon for their metamorphosis.

NASA Wants Your Help Naming Its Mars 2020 2020-01-21 16:20:00School-age children from across the nation submitted essays proposing names for the upcoming rover mission.

This Regenerative Building Material is Made From Sand 2020-01-21 15:00:00Combine sand, gelatin and bacteria, let them rest and watch one brick turn into eight.

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Scientists Find Cell-Free Mitochondria in Human Blood 2020-01-24 15:19:57Mitochondria are considered as the power-generating units of the cell due to their key role in energy metabolism and intercellular communication. Howe

Astrophysicists One Step Closer to Unlocking Mystery of 2020-01-24 13:18:38SN 2006gy, a superluminous supernova discovered in 2006, gained its exceptional brightness when a normal Type Ia explosion smashed into a dense shell

715-Million-Year-Old Fungi Microfossils Found 2020-01-24 09:04:41An international team of researchers has found the microscopic fungal filaments and mycelium-like structures in 715-million-year-old (Neoproterozoic E

Astronomers Find Huge Amount of Oxygen in Ancient 2020-01-24 08:48:21Using high-resolution spectroscopic observations from the High-Resolution Echelle Spectrometer (HIRES) on the 10-m Keck I telescope at the W. M. Keck

Researchers Discover Bubbling CO2 Hotspot in Philippines 2020-01-23 15:20:29Groundwater flow from land to sea could have important coastal impacts but it is usually unrecognized. Delicate reefs may be particularly sensitive to

Geochemical Model Reveals Inner Complexity of Enceladus 2020-01-23 14:22:05Enceladus, an ocean-harboring moon of Saturn, erupts a plume that contains gases and frozen sea spray into space. By understanding the composition of

New Research Tracks Evolution of Extinct Straight-Tusked Elephants 2020-01-23 11:58:09Palaeoloxodon is an extinct genus of straight-tusked elephants that lived throughout Europe and Asia during the Pleistocene and Holocene. It migrated

Borexino Detector Spots 53 Geoneutrinos 2020-01-23 10:46:40An underground particle detector called the Borexino detector has detected 53 antielectron neutrinos emanating from the Earth, so-called geoneutrinos.

Marine Biologists Solve Mystery of How ‘Walking’ Sharks 2020-01-23 08:48:54An international team of marine biologists has found that members of the genus Hemiscyllium are the ‘youngest’ — as in, the most rec

Astronomers Create Stunning 3D Visualization of Crab Nebula 2020-01-22 17:18:17In 1054 CE, Chinese sky watchers witnessed the sudden appearance of a ‘new star’ in the heavens, which they recorded as six times brighter

African Gray Parrots Help Partners Obtain Food Rewards 2020-01-22 16:20:47African gray parrots (Psittacus erithacus) voluntarily and spontaneously help familiar parrots to achieve a goal, without obvious immediate benefit to

Earth’s Oldest Known Meteorite Impact Structure Identified 2020-01-22 14:23:05The 70 km- (43.5-mile) diameter Yarrabubba impact structure in Western Australia is approximately 2.23 billion years old, according to new research le

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Can lithium halt progression of Alzheimer's disease? 2020-01-25 09:07:27In a new study, a team of researchers has shown that, when given in a formulation that facilitates passage to the brain, lithium in doses up to 400 ti

Opioid dependence found to permanently change brains of 2020-01-24 15:51:16Approximately one-quarter of patients who are prescribed opioids for chronic pain misuse them, with five to 10 percent developing an opioid use disord

'Jumping genes' help stabilize DNA folding patterns 2020-01-24 15:51:14The DNA molecule inside the nucleus of any human cell is more than six feet long. To fit into such a small space, it must fold into precise loops that

Blue-emitting diode demonstrates limitations and promise of perovskite 2020-01-24 15:51:10Halide perovskites have garnered attention because they're highly efficient at capturing energy in solar cells and efficient emitters in diodes. But

High air pollution exposure in 1-year-olds linked to 2020-01-24 15:51:07A new study suggests that significant early childhood exposure to traffic-related air pollution (TRAP) is associated with structural changes in the br

Going with the flow: New insights into mysterious 2020-01-24 15:51:05Scientists gain a deeper understanding of turbulent and transitional pipe flows.

Early life adversity and opioid addiction 2020-01-24 15:51:03Individuals with a history of early life adversity (ELA) are disproportionately prone to opioid addiction. A new study reveals why. The study examines

Fonts in campaign communications have liberal or conservative 2020-01-24 15:51:01Yard signs for a local politician captured a researchers curiosity. The more people view a font as aligned with their ideology, the more they favor it

The skin of Earth is home to Pac-Man-like 2020-01-24 15:50:58The most common groups of soil protists behave exactly like Pac-Man: moving through the soil matrix, gobbling up bacteria according to a new article.

Assessing risk of chemicals to wildlife is huge 2020-01-24 12:55:33Computer modelling and long-term ecological monitoring will be essential to assess the environmental risks of the rapidly growing number of chemicals

Quantum physics: On the way to quantum networks 2020-01-24 12:45:23Physicists have successfully demonstrated the transport of an entangled state between an atom and a photon via an optic fiber over a distance of up to

Dance of the honey bee reveals fondness for 2020-01-24 12:45:18Bees are pollinators of many plants, but their diversity and density is declining. A team investigated their foraging behavior in agricultural landsca

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Florida Cold Spell Leads To Falling Iquana Alert 2020-01-22 14:41:07The National Weather Service office in Miami tweeted: “Don’t be surprised if you see Iguanas falling from the trees tonight as lows drop i

Barcelona Declares Climate Emergency, Vows To Halve Emissions 2020-01-16 12:50:25Spain's second-largest city is becoming a model for sustainable urban planning.

Rupert Murdoch’s Son Just Went After News Corp’s 2020-01-15 01:07:42James and Kathryn Murdoch said they were “disappointed with the ongoing denial” after months of devastating fires in Australia.

U.S. Navy: We Have More UFO Stuff And 2020-01-14 04:07:26The military reportedly admitted having documents and footage on a famous 2004 sighting, but it's top secret.

How To Stop Boys From Becoming 'Me Too' 2020-01-13 14:16:34A new study on teaching middle schoolers about sexual violence and dating abuse yields interesting clues.

100-Year-Old Tortoise Sex God Retires After Making 800 2020-01-13 04:11:01Diego has had one very busy life, helping to save the Chelonoidis hoodensis from extinction.

'Dumbest' Trump Lie Of 2020: White House Nailed 2020-01-12 23:25:14The White House faced a blizzard of criticism after tweeting about nonexistent snow.

Fossil Fuel Companies Get Enormous Play At UN 2020-01-12 06:00:06The international tobacco treaty bars corporate influence at its negotiations. So why aren't the largest carbon emitters banned from climate conferen

First Full Moon Of 2020 Is A Striking 2020-01-11 06:44:09Friday night's "wolf moon" was snapped by stargazers around the world.

Here's Why You Only Remember Some Of Your 2020-01-10 05:45:08There are a few factors that affect whether you recall what happened in your brain during sleep.

New Study Shows Cuttlefish Can Watch Movies In 2020-01-09 14:22:55Wearing special glasses held in place by glue and Velcro, cuttlefish test subjects showed they have depth perception like humans.

Florida Mom Gave Birth To 2 Sets Of 2020-01-08 17:52:44Alexzandria Wolliston said she won the jackpot with the births of Mark and Malakhi in March and Kaylen and Kaleb in December.

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Benefits of fetal surgery for spina bifida persist 2020-01-24 00:00:00In a follow-up to the landmark 2011 study that demonstrated prenatal surgery for spina bifida has measurable benefits over surgery after birth for one

What goes up may actually be down 2020-01-24 00:00:00A new study in Frontiers in Neuroscience used virtual reality to determine how people plan their movements by 'seeing' gravity using visual cues in

World's first public database of mine tailings dams 2020-01-24 00:00:00GRID-Arendal has launched the Global Tailings Portal, a new public, searchable database with detailed information on more than 1,700 mine tailings dam

Brain-cell helpers powered by norepinephrine during fear-memory formation 2020-01-24 00:00:00A sustained state of vigilance will generate a different type of memory than a momentary startle, and these differences are linked to distinct signali

TP53 gene variant in people of African descent 2020-01-24 00:00:00In a study by Wistar and collaborators, a rare, African-specific variant of the TP53 gene called P47S causes iron accumulation in macrophages and othe

Researchers obtain 'high-definition' view of diabetes-related proteins 2020-01-24 00:00:00Scientists have examined a key receptor for the first time at high resolution -- broadening understanding of how it might function, and opening the do

Marburg virus found in Sierra Leone bats 2020-01-24 00:00:00Scientists have detected Marburg virus in fruit bats in Sierra Leone, marking the first time the deadly virus has been found in West Africa. Eleven Eg

New species of Allosaurus discovered in Utah 2020-01-24 00:00:00A remarkable new species of meat-eating dinosaur, Allosaurus jimmadseni, was unveiled at the Natural History Museum of Utah. The huge carnivore inhabi

People with obesity who experience self-directed weight shaming 2020-01-24 00:00:00While it's known that weight 'self-stigma' is associated with poor mental and physical health, little is known about how to help people combat it.

Vitamin E acetate in products used by the 2020-01-24 00:00:00A new study published on Jan. 24, 2020, in the journal Toxics provides important insight into the recent lung intoxication epidemic referred to as 'e

Benefits of fetal surgery for spina bifida continue 2020-01-24 00:00:00The benefits of fetal surgery to repair spina bifida, a procedure pioneered at Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) in 1997, continue through s

Lung microbiome may help predict outcomes in critically 2020-01-24 00:00:00Changes in the lung microbiome may help predict how well critically ill patients will respond to care, according to new research published online in t

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