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Ceres: An Ocean World in the Asteroid Belt 2020-08-10 17:30:00Liquid water, once thought unique to Earth, may be common on icy worlds throughout the solar system.

How Close Are We To Making Babies from 2020-08-10 14:35:00A popular Discover Magazine story from 2007 raised the possibility of using stem cells to produce human sperm. Where does the science of reproduction

The Science Books We're Reading in Fall 2020 2020-08-10 13:00:00Is there anything better than cozying up with a great new read on a brisk autumn day? Fall into the day in the life of an astronaut, wartime science o

The Robot Scientists Are Coming. But That's Not 2020-08-10 09:00:00A small but growing crop of machines is learning to design and carry out its own experiments. How will this change the future of research?

A Toddler's Fever Wouldn't Break. Doctors Figure Out 2020-08-09 13:00:00A persistent fever after returning from Egypt usually means a tropical disease infection. For this toddler, it was just one of many red herrings.

Why Electric Cars Are Getting Louder 2020-08-08 11:00:00Electric vehicles are notoriously quiet. But new laws are pushing automakers to experiment with unusual noises.

What's In a Shot? Vaccine Types, Explained 2020-08-07 15:35:00In the race to find a vaccine against SARS-CoV-2, some contenders come from classic development methods. Others would be the first of their kind.

Children’s Immune Systems Differ From Adults. Here’s What 2020-08-07 15:20:00Children’s innate immune responses might be behind their milder COVID-19 infections. But much less is known about how much kids are spreading SA

The Traumatic Loss of a Loved One Is 2020-08-07 13:00:00What happens in the brain when someone you love dies — and how to overcome it with time.

New Class of Planet Can Form Around Black 2020-08-07 12:45:00The dust clouds around supermassive black holes are the perfect breeding ground for an exotic new type of planet.

How COVID-19 Might Increase Risk of Memory Loss 2020-08-07 12:30:00Many patients suffering from COVID-19 exhibit neurological symptoms, from loss of smell to delirium to a higher risk of stroke. Down the road, will CO

40 Years Ago: The Titanic Was Found and 2020-08-07 11:00:00The most famous shipwreck in all of history was still a needle in a haystack at the bottom of the ocean when Discover's debut issue hit newsstands in

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Byzantine-Period Church with Colorful Mosaics Unearthed in Israel New! 2020-08-12 15:15:41Archaeologists from the Israel Antiquities Authority and Kinneret Academic College have uncovered the ruins of a 1,300-year-old church at the Circassi

Geoscientists Record ‘Boomerang’ Earthquake in Atlantic Ocean New! 2020-08-12 14:48:49Earthquakes occur when rocks suddenly break on a fault — a boundary between two blocks or plates. During large earthquakes, the breaking of rock

New Carnivorous Dinosaur Unearthed on Isle of Wight 2020-08-12 10:01:17A new genus and species of theropod dinosaur from the Cretaceous period has been identified from bones found on the Isle of Wight, the United Kingdom.

Eight New Colonies of Emperor Penguins Discovered in 2020-08-12 09:24:26Using images from ESA’s Copernicus Sentinel-2 satellite, a team of researchers from the British Antarctic Survey has spotted 8 new colonies of e

Ancient Beavers Gnawed Trees for Harvesting Food, Not 2020-08-12 08:55:16Extinct semi-aquatic beavers of the genus Dipoides lived 4 million years ago (Pliocene epoch) in the Canadian High Arctic and were approximately two-t

NASA’s TESS Spacecraft Completes Its Primary Mission 2020-08-11 14:53:31On July 4, 2020, NASA’s Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) completed its primary mission and is continuing its search for new extrasol

Helium Structures Spotted in Solar Corona 2020-08-11 13:23:02Astronomers using NASA’s HERSCHEL (Helium Resonance Scattering in the Corona and Heliosphere) sounding rocket have obtained global images of the

Neolithic People in Arabia Used Same Fluting Technology 2020-08-11 11:27:48An international team of archaeologists has excavated and examined 8,000-year-old projectile points (spear- and arrowheads) at two sites in Yemen and

New Species of Ancient Giant Alligator Identified 2020-08-11 10:07:13A new species of crocodilian related to modern alligators has been identified from fossils found in Mississippi and Alabama, the United States. Named

Photon Collisions Produce Pairs of Weak-Force Carriers 2020-08-11 08:52:00Physicists from the ATLAS (A Toroidal LHC ApparatuS) Collaboration at CERN’s Large Hadron Collider have observed production of W bosons, element

Dwarf Planet Ceres is Water-Rich World, New Research 2020-08-10 14:41:49High-resolution observations from NASA’s Dawn spacecraft of mysterious bright spots (faculae) in Occator crater on the dwarf planet Ceres sugges

Triassic Aquatic Reptile Had Extraordinarily Long Neck 2020-08-10 11:01:13Tanystropheus hydroides, the newly-described species of reptile that lived 242 million years ago (Triassic period), was about 6 m (20 feet) long, with

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Swallowing this colonoscopy-like bacteria grabber could reveal secrets New! 2020-08-12 16:13:33Your gut bacteria could say a lot about you, such as why you're diabetic or how you respond to certain drugs. But scientists can see only so much of

Mutations may have saved brown howlers from yellow New! 2020-08-12 15:36:39From 2007 to 2009, a devastating yellow fever virus outbreak nearly decimated brown and black and gold howler monkey populations at El Parque El Pi&nt

Young children would rather explore than get rewards New! 2020-08-12 15:36:37Young children will pass up rewards they know they can collect to explore other options, a new study suggests. Researchers found that when adults and

Why black rhinos may get sick in captivity New! 2020-08-12 14:41:31Inflammation and oxidative stress may be involved in the pathogenesis of iron overload disorder in captive black rhinoceroses, making this syndrome a

Spider silk inspires new class of functional synthetic New! 2020-08-12 14:40:25Synthetic polymers have changed the world around us. However, It is hard to finely tune some of their properties, such as the ability to transport ion

Selective conversion of reactive lithium compounds made possible New! 2020-08-12 14:40:22Researchers have developed a new catalyst that can catalyze reactions to produce pharmaceuticals or chemicals used in agriculture. It creates carbon-c

Efficient valves for electron spins New! 2020-08-12 11:53:32Researchers have developed a new concept that uses the electron spin to switch an electrical current. In addition to fundamental research, such spin v

Internal differences: A new method for seeing into New! 2020-08-12 11:53:28The new technology may help answer outstanding questions about the immune system, cancer, Alzheimer's, and more.

A quick, cost-effective method to track the spread New! 2020-08-12 11:53:26Researchers have demonstrated that, from seven methods commonly used to test for viruses in untreated wastewater, an adsorption-extraction technique c

Upcycling plastic waste toward sustainable energy storage New! 2020-08-12 11:53:22Engineering professors and their students have been working for years on creating improved energy storage materials from sustainable sources, such as

Collaboration is key to rebuilding coral reefs New! 2020-08-12 11:53:21The most successful and cost-effective ways to restore coral reefs have been identified by an international group of scientists, after analyzing resto

Australian Indigenous banana cultivation found to go back New! 2020-08-12 11:53:19Archaeologists have found the earliest evidence of Indigenous communities cultivating bananas in Australia. The evidence of cultivation and plant mana

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North Carolina Rocked With 5.1 Magnitude Earthquake 2020-08-09 10:38:49The quake was the strongest to hit the state since 1916. No injuries or damage were immediately reported.

Black, Hispanic Kids Much More Likely To Be 2020-08-07 16:13:47The CDC found that Hispanic children were hospitalized at a rate eight times higher than white kids, and Black children were hospitalized at a rate fi

New Hampshire Woman Gets New Face For Second 2020-08-07 15:03:38Carmen Blandin Tarleton is the first American and only the second person to have two face transplants.

Updated Forecast Warns Of 'Extremely Active' Atlantic Hurricane 2020-08-06 14:45:42NOAA is now predicting up to 25 named storms -- the most in its history -- including as many as 11 hurricanes.

How Ammonium Nitrate Might Be To Blame For 2020-08-05 17:44:05More than 130 people died in an explosion in the Lebanese port city.

CDC Warns Of Seasonal Outbreak Of Polio-Like Illness 2020-08-05 13:23:42Acute flaccid myelitis is an uncommon but serious neurologic condition that peaks every two years between August and November.

Top Health Official: Time To ‘Move On’ From 2020-08-02 12:07:34There's "no evidence" to show the anti-malarial drug is effective in treating COVID-19, Adm. Brett Giroir said.

Human Sperm Swim Like 'Playful Otters,' New Study 2020-08-01 19:14:20Sperm cells are wobblier and wonkier than we ever imagined.

Rhode Island Boy Digs Up Gigantic 2 1/2-Pound 2020-07-31 11:56:56Cooper Monaco found the massive mollusk Monday. "I felt the edge of it and I thought, ‘holy moly, this is a clam," he said.

Rep. Ilhan Omar Wants To Bar Trump From 2020-07-30 14:51:15An amendment to the latest spending bill would force the administration to use a specific Energy Department fund for loans to projects that reduce emi

NASA Launches Mars Rover To Look For Signs 2020-07-30 08:32:20Perseverance, the biggest and most sophisticated Mars rover ever built, will bring the first Martian rock samples back to Earth around 2031.

One Step Closer To 'The Jetsons': Flying Cars 2020-07-29 12:52:01A new bill provides regulations for "roadable aircraft": vehicles that are a hybrid between a plane and an automobile.

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KIST finds a strong correlation between ultrasonic stroke 2020-08-12 00:00:00The Korea Institute of Science and Technology (KIST) announced that a research team led, by Dr. Hyungmin Kim at the Center for Bionics, Biomedical Res

Examining Congress members' popularity on Instagram 2020-08-12 00:00:00New research on the popularity of Congress members' Instagram posts reveals some surprising factors at play that could elevate their influence on the

Secretion of sugar polymers modulates multicellularity in the 2020-08-12 00:00:00Research by INRS (Institut National de la Recherche Scientifique) Professor Salim Timo Islam has revealed that multicellular physiology in the social

Molecular additives enhance mechanical properties of organic solar 2020-08-12 00:00:00Ganesh Balasubramanian, P.C. Rossin assistant professor of Mechanical Engineering & Mechanics at Lehigh University, and his graduate student Joyde

Age, education, and surgical history affect hormone use 2020-08-12 00:00:00CLEVELAND, Ohio (August 12, 2020)--Removal of the ovaries before natural menopause (surgical menopause) often exacerbates menopause symptoms and place

KERI creates a super-high-resolution nano display based on 2020-08-12 00:00:00Companies across the world are competing fiercely to provide high-resolution displays to electronic devices such as TVs and smartphones. In particular

Technology can help speed soil recovery after oil 2020-08-12 00:00:00Researchers use spectroscopy to quickly and cheaply analyze soils samples.

Pressure-induced 2D-3D conversion in hybrid lead iodide layered 2020-08-12 00:00:00Here, we demonstrate that 2D D-J perovskites experiencevarious transitions under pressure, such as crystalline-amorphous and 2D-three-dimensional stru

How anxiety--and hope--can drive new product adoption 2020-08-12 00:00:00When considering new products, anxiety creates approach response (i.e., interest, purchase) rather than avoidance response (i.e., disinterest, failure

Lipoic acid supplements help some obese but otherwise 2020-08-12 00:00:00A compound given as a dietary supplement to overweight but otherwise healthy people in a clinical trial caused many of the patients to slim down.

Meditation-relaxation therapy may offer escape from the terror 2020-08-12 00:00:00Sleep paralysis - a condition thought to explain a number of mysterious experiences including alleged cases of alien abduction and demonic night-time

Survey finds most parents nervous to take their 2020-08-12 00:00:00Vaccination rates in the U.S. have plummeted amid COVID-19. A new national survey by Orlando Health finds while the vast majority of parents (84%) bel

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