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Asymptomatic Carriers Are Fueling the COVID-19 Pandemic. Here’s 2020-03-26 17:36:00Experts talk about what it means to be infected without being sick, and how that seems to be making the novel coronavirus very easy to spread. 

The X-Rays Thought to Prove What Makes Up 2020-03-26 15:42:00Dark matter might still be made of sterile neutrinos — but scans of our own galaxy couldn’t find the supposed signals proving the connecti

VIDEO: The Sun: Extremely Loud and Incredibly Hot 2020-03-26 11:55:00We’re still learning a lot about the sun, including what cool sounds it makes.

Why We Buy Weird Things in Times of 2020-03-26 09:00:00With COVID-19 making its way around the United States, people are emptying stores of toilet paper. Archaeology throws a light on other bouts of odd co

How Robots Could Help on the Frontlines of 2020-03-25 17:18:00Whether it’s disinfecting, throat swabbing or even keeping patients company, robots could one day arrive at a hospital near you.

A Bit of Less Bad Than Usual News 2020-03-25 17:00:00Arctic sea ice has reached its maximum extent for the year, and it is 'only' the 11th lowest in the 42-year satellite record.

Closing in on the New Coronavirus 2020-03-25 15:00:00The eye-catching spikes sticking out from the surface of SARS-CoV-2 may inspire new ways to prevent or treat Covid-19 infections.

Life’s Little Oscillations 2020-03-25 13:00:00A bevy of intricate biochemical fluctuations inside cells rule the natural world. Scientists are trying to figure out how they all work.

Digital Simulations Herald a New Era of Intelligent 2020-03-25 11:00:00Measuring the world around us has always been a time-consuming business. Now researchers say computer simulations could do the job instead.

Fear Can Spread From Person to Person Faster 2020-03-25 09:00:00It can feel like everyone is stewing in anxiety about COVID-19 and seeing other people freak out can make you freak out more. A psychiatrist explains

Groundbreaking Research at Texas A&M May Help Millions 2020-03-25 09:00:00

How to Build a Mechanical Ventilator For a 2020-03-25 02:00:00A global team of physicists, engineers and medics have published the design of a low-cost, simple ventilator that they are readying for mass productio

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Existing FDA-Approved Drugs Could Help Fight COVID-19 Disease 2020-03-26 17:16:47Drugs that are already approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) could hold promise in fighting COVID-19, a respiratory disease caused b

Researchers Find Extraterrestrial Protein in Meteorite Acfer 086 2020-03-26 15:25:35A research team led by Harvard University scientist Julie McGeoch has found a never-before-seen protein inside a meteorite called Acfer 086. Acfer 086

New Study Estimates Effects of Physical Distancing on 2020-03-26 12:33:14In December 2019, a novel coronavirus called severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) emerged in Wuhan, China. In mid-January 2020

Snake Venom Evolved for Prey Acquisition, New Study 2020-03-26 10:54:23Snake venom did not evolve as self-defense, according to a paper published in the journal Toxins. To provide efficient defense from a predator, the sn

New Pterosaur Fossils Unearthed in Morocco 2020-03-26 09:23:14Paleontologists have uncovered the remains of three species of fish-eating toothed pterosaurs in the Cretaceous-period Kem Kem beds of Morocco. Pteros

Curiosity Sends New Selfie from Red Planet 2020-03-25 16:21:39NASA’s Mars rover Curiosity captured a stunning new selfie on February 26, 2020 (the 2687th Martian day, or sol, of the mission). Curiosity rece

Study: Lying Face Down Improves Breathing in Severe 2020-03-25 15:48:09In a study of patients with the severe COVID-19 disease hospitalized on ventilators, a team of researchers in Wuhan, China, found that lying face down

Astronomers Map Out Three Nearby Molecular Clouds 2020-03-25 12:22:40Astronomers using the Nobeyama 45-m Radio Telescope in Japan have carried out mapping observations toward three nearby molecular clouds: Orion 

Patients who Take ACEIs and ARBs May Be 2020-03-25 12:08:12Angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors (ACEIs) and angiotensin receptor blockers (ARBs) may increase the risk of severe COVID-19 cases, according to

Astrophysicists Perform Test of String Theory 2020-03-25 09:29:26Astrophysicists using NASA’s Chandra X-ray Observatory have looked for signs of an as-yet undetected particle predicted by string theory, a set

COVID-19 While Pregnant or Giving Birth: Here’s What 2020-03-24 16:07:19Having a baby is stressful enough without COVID-19 pandemic, caused by the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus, and all the associated misinformation. If you&rsquo

New Study Estimates Impact of Physical Distancing on 2020-03-24 15:38:16A combined approach of physical distancing interventions, comprising quarantine (for infected individuals and their families), school closure, and wor

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Tiny optical cavity could make quantum networks possible New! 2020-03-30 15:22:22Engineers have shown that atoms in optical cavities could be foundational to the creation of a quantum internet.

Study helps to identify medications which are safe New! 2020-03-30 15:21:43A recent study has found that there is no evidence for or against the use of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs such as ibuprofen for patients with

Experimental AI tool predicts which COVID-19 patients develop New! 2020-03-30 15:21:35An artificial intelligence tool accurately predicted which patients newly infected with the COVID-19 virus would go on to develop severe respiratory d

Researchers find way to improve cancer outcomes by New! 2020-03-30 15:21:30Genetics researchers say a new approach could benefit all sorts of serious health conditions, and they're urging scientists to quickly pluck 'low ha

Hopes for pandemic respite this spring may depend New! 2020-03-30 15:21:28How much spring and summer affect the COVID-19 pandemic may depend not only on the effectiveness of social distancing measures, but also on the enviro

How at risk are you of getting a New! 2020-03-30 15:21:26Fair or not, airplanes have a reputation for germs. However, there are ways to minimize the risks. This research is especially used for air travel whe

New research sheds light on potentially negative effects New! 2020-03-30 13:05:43Coughing fits, anxiety and paranoia are three of the most common adverse reactions to cannabis, according to a recent study.

Unique structural fluctuations at ice surface promote autoionization New! 2020-03-30 12:24:18Hydrated protons at the surface of water ice are of fundamental importance in a variety of physicochemical phenomena on earth and in the universe. Hyd

Hidden messages in protein blueprints New! 2020-03-30 12:24:12Scientists have identified a new control mechanism that enables stem cells to adapt their activity in emergency situations. For this purpose, the stem

How we perceive close relationships with others determines New! 2020-03-30 12:24:07Researchers said a better understanding of the links between attachment and food could potentially help inform efforts to extend help to people during

COVID-19 found in sputum and feces samples after New! 2020-03-30 11:03:48Clinicians found that some patients had positive real-time fluorescence polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) test results for SARS-CoV-2 in the sputum o

Lessons from the Spanish flu: Early restrictions lowered New! 2020-03-30 11:03:44A review of published data and analysis on the Spanish flu, found that cities that adopted early and broad isolation and prevention measures had disea

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All Of The Important Coronavirus Terms, Explained 2020-03-24 14:50:43Pandemic vs. outbreak? Social distancing vs. stay in place? Here's a glossary of common COVID-19 phrases and what they mean.

Pablo Escobar's 'Cocaine Hippos' May Be Restoring Colombia's 2020-03-24 14:25:39Researchers said the creatures could be filling the biological role once played by extinct animals like giant llamas.

Testing Blunders Crippled US Response To Coronavirus 2020-03-23 18:31:31Outside observers and federal health officials say there are four primary issues that together hampered the national response to COVID-19.

The Most Common Ways The Coronavirus Is Transmitted 2020-03-23 16:10:36You can get COVID-19 anywhere, but research suggests some modes are more contagious than others.

House Democrats Add Climate Rules To Stimulus Bill 2020-03-23 14:57:57The bill targets the airline industry for emissions cuts in particular.

Here's What Trump's Environmental Agencies Were Doing During 2020-03-20 21:39:46They approved pipelines and gold mines while attacking science as the death toll rises from the novel coronavirus and mass layoffs begin.

Pot Shops Thriving Amid Coronavirus Outbreak 2020-03-20 16:59:04"You can't take these things away from people in times of stress,” an industry spokeswoman said about the increased use of cannabis.

Airline Union Leader To Push For New Climate 2020-03-20 16:31:53As airline layoffs mount due to the coronavirus' unprecedented economic shock, the influential Association of Flight Attendants plans to push for emi

Why Social Distancing Could Go On A Lot 2020-03-20 16:09:09An influential report says Americans may have to stay home for months to keep coronavirus at bay. Here's why.

The Hucksters Pushing A Coronavirus ‘Cure’ With The 2020-03-20 14:05:13Tucker Carlson, Glenn Beck and more have given a giant platform to a sketchy paper touting chloroquine.

National Spelling Bee Canceled Because Of Coronavirus 2020-03-20 13:51:09Organizers said they will try to reschedule the bee for later this year but did not commit to a new date.

If We Bail Out Airlines, It Better Come 2020-03-20 05:45:20The 2008 auto bailout led to stricter tailpipe emissions rules. In the “flight shame" era, shouldn’t the aviation industry buck up on fue

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Exercise reduces caregiver's burden in dementia care 2020-03-30 00:00:00Exercise in older adults, even at an advanced stage of dementia, is an important strategy to maintain independence in everyday living and to promote q

Comparing recall rates, cancer detection in breast cancer 2020-03-30 00:00:00Nearly 200 radiologists who interpreted about 251,000 digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT) and 2 million digital mammography screening ex

New Yorkers think feds not doing enough for 2020-03-30 00:00:00A majority (56%) of New York City residents did not think the assistance provided by the federal government for NYC and the state as a whole is suffic

What are you looking at? 'Virtual' communication in 2020-03-30 00:00:00When discussions occur face-to-face, people know where their conversational partner is looking and vice versa. With "virtual" communication due to C

HSC professor on team using stem cells to 2020-03-30 00:00:00Dr. Jin said early findings are promising, and their international effort to test this treatment continues as a long-term study with more patients in

Researchers reverse muscle fibrosis from overuse injury in 2020-03-30 00:00:00High-force, high-repetition movements create microinjuries in muscle fibers. Muscle tissue responds by making repairs. But over time, with repetition

Water pressure: Ancient aquatic crocs evolved, enlarged to 2020-03-30 00:00:00Ancient crocodilian ancestors that abandoned land for water nearly 200 million years ago supposedly got larger because they were released from the con

Female directors are quicker to recall dangerous medical 2020-03-30 00:00:00Some 4,500 Food and Drug Administration-approved drugs and devices are pulled from shelves annually -- decisions greatly influenced by the p

New explanation for sudden heat collapses in plasmas 2020-03-30 00:00:00PPPL researchers find that jumbled magnetic fields in the core of fusion plasmas can cause the entire plasma discharge to suddenly collapse.

Research identifies regular climbing behavior in a human 2020-03-30 00:00:00A new study led by the University of Kent has found evidence that human ancestors as recent as two million years ago may have regularly climbed trees.

Biological 'atlas' shows dual personality for immune cells 2020-03-30 00:00:00Scientists at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital mapped the epigenetic controls on T cells, which could aid Type 1 diabetes diagnosis and treatmen

Drug used for liver disease also affects C. 2020-03-30 00:00:00Researchers have found that a commonly used drug made from secondary bile acids can affect the life cycle of Clostridioides difficile (C. diff) in vit

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