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Astronomers Catch Water Erupting from Plumes on Jupiter's 2019-11-18 11:00:07Subsurface water on Jupiter's moon Europa is one place where humans plan to search for life. This artist's concept shows a massive plume of undergro

New Study Estimates How Many Children in Europe 2019-11-18 10:30:20(Credit: Tomsickova Tatyana/Shutterstock) A new study takes a look at the rates of extramarital childbirth in Europe over the past 500 years. This

As a Vast Swath of Australia Burns, the 2019-11-16 14:39:39Thick palls of smoke stream from Australia's sprawling bushfires in this view acquired by NASA's Aqua satellite on Nov. 11, 2019. The image consists

Is the Human Olfactory Bulb Necessary? 2019-11-16 10:38:49Many people may be living life without a particular brain region - and not suffering any ill-effects. In a new paper in Neuron, neuroscientists Tal

Black Holes Orbiting Even Bigger Black Holes Might 2019-11-15 16:52:04A simulation of an accretion disk surrounding a supermassive black hole. (Credit: Scott C. Noble) When the LIGO collaboration first detected the sp

NASA Instrument Spots Its Brightest X-Ray Burst Ever 2019-11-15 14:53:52An illustration depicting a Type I X-ray burst. A similar supernova generated the extreme X-ray burst that NASA's NICER instrument recently recorded.

A New, Prehistoric Bird Sheds Light on How 2019-11-14 16:48:45An artist's reconstruction of what Fukuipteryx prima may have looked like. (Credit: Masanori Yoshida) It was a typical Japanese summer — ho

Zoonoses: The Diseases Our Cats and Dogs Give 2019-11-14 12:02:33(Credit: Gladskikh Tatiana/Shutterstock) Some of the biggest public health crises of the last few years can be traced back to animals. HIV got its

With a Floating Bead, This Device Makes Truly 2019-11-13 15:48:56A floating butterfly created by the Multimodal Acoustic Trap Display. (Credit: Eimontas Jankauskis) With the help of sound waves and a small plasti

Ancient Egyptians Didn't Farm Ibises, They Just Mummified 2019-11-13 15:34:41Scene from the Books of the Dead (The Egyptian museum) showing the ibis-headed God Thoth recording the result of the final judgment. (Credit: Wasef et

Ancient Proteins Tell Story Of Gigantopithecus, Largest-Ever Primate 2019-11-13 13:00:36Artist's rendering of how large Gigantopithecus blacki may have been. In life, G. blacki would have spent most of its time on all fours. (Credit: Wik

This Spacecraft Will Detect if Exoplanet Skies are 2019-11-12 16:22:42NASA is adding an instrument to the European Space Agency's ARIEL spacecraft.(Credit: ESA/STFC RAL Space/UCL/Europlanet-Science Office) NASA annou

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MeerKAT Spots Huge Radio Flare from Binary System New! 2019-11-20 15:16:44Astronomers using the MeerKAT telescope at the South African Radio Astronomy Observatory have spotted an object which rapidly brightened by more than

Researchers Find Extraterrestrial Sugars in Meteorites New! 2019-11-20 13:54:13An international team of scientists from Japan and the United States has found ribose and other bioessential sugars in two primitive meteorites, NWA 8

Astronomers Discover 27 New Supernova Remnants in Milky 2019-11-20 10:28:13An international team of astronomers has detected 27 new supernova remnants using a data release of the GaLactic and Extragalactic All-sky MWA survey

New Glass Bends Instead of Breaking 2019-11-20 09:13:43A new glass material, developed by Tampere University researcher Erkka Frankberg and colleagues, appears to possess metal-like ductility at room tempe

Two Co-Moving Brown Dwarfs Spotted 79 Light-Years Away 2019-11-20 08:29:36Professional and amateur astronomers from the NASA-funded ‘Backyard Worlds: Planet 9’ project have spotted a co-moving pair of low-mass br

Magnetic Fields Play Role in Structuring Interstellar Medium 2019-11-19 14:39:59In a new study published in the journal Astronomy & Astrophysics, Dr. Juan Soler of the Max Planck Institute for Astronomy used observations from

Astronomers Directly Detect Water Vapor on Europa for 2019-11-19 12:24:32Astronomers have for the first time managed to detect water vapor above the surface of Jupiter’s icy moon Europa. Water is at the top of the lis

Honeybees Use Their Wings as Hydrofoils to Maneuver 2019-11-19 10:24:30Honeybees (Apis mellifera) trapped on a water surface use their wetted wings as hydrofoils for their water surface propulsion, according to a paper pu

Researchers Create Global Geologic Map of Saturn’s Moon 2019-11-19 08:35:22Using radar and infrared data from NASA’s Cassini orbiter spacecraft, a team of planetary geologists has identified and mapped the major geologi

Ketogenic Diet Protects against Influenza A Virus Infection, 2019-11-19 07:35:44A new study led by Professor Akiko Iwasaki of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute and Professor Vishwa Deep Dixit from Yale School of Medicine shows t

Living Great Apes are Smarter than Australopithecines, New 2019-11-18 14:17:43New research challenges the long-held idea that, because the brain of human ancestors called australopithecines was larger than that of many modern gr

Paleontologists Unearth Another Giant Penguin in New Zealand 2019-11-18 11:47:45Paleontologists in New Zealand have uncovered a nearly complete skeleton of a giant-sized penguin that swam the oceans about 27 million years ago (Oli

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Probing the role of an inflammation resolution sensor New! 2019-11-20 14:18:39After heart attack injury, ALX/FPR2 is activated by resolvin D1 in immune cells in the spleen and in immune cells at the heart attack site. This speed

When grown right, palm oil can be sustainable New! 2019-11-20 14:18:29Turning an abandoned pasture into a palm tree plantation can be carbon neutral, according to a new study. These findings, based on measurements of 56-

Not so selfish after all -- Key role 2019-11-20 13:14:08A scientist has revealed a key role for 'selfish' transposable elements in the evolution of the mammary gland, a defining feature of all mammals.

Researchers design an improved pathway to carbon-neutral plastics 2019-11-20 13:13:58Researchers have designed a new and improved system for efficiently converting CO2, water, and renewable energy into ethylene -- the precursor to a wi

Emissions from electricity generation lead to premature deaths 2019-11-20 13:13:54Researchers have found that air pollution from electricity generation emissions in 2014 led to about 16,000 premature deaths in the continental US.

DDT linked to higher risk of diabetes among 2019-11-20 13:13:52Previous exposure to the pollutant DDT may contribute to the risk of diabetes among Asian Indian immigrants to the United States, according to a new s

Skipping breakfast linked to lower GCSE grades 2019-11-20 13:13:49Students who rarely ate breakfast on school days achieved lower GCSE grades than those who ate breakfast frequently, according to a new study.

Vicious circles: Ring-shaped DNA provides cancer cells with 2019-11-20 13:13:47Researchers describe how circular extrachromosomal DNA in cancer cells boosts aggressiveness and resistance to therapies.

To navigate, flies make flexible mental maps of 2019-11-20 13:13:45Flies use visual cues to finesse their mental maps of the environment. Two new studies use virtual reality to show how.

Slowing down -- Is aging caused by decreased 2019-11-20 13:13:36Researchers have uncovered new information regarding the effects of impaired expression of the gene SHMT2 in genetically modified mice. They found tha

Astronomers discover most energetic gamma-ray burst ever 2019-11-20 13:13:34Gamma-ray bursts are the most energetic phenomenon known to humankind. Although short-lived, they outshine stars and even galactic quasars. They usual

How plants handle stress 2019-11-20 13:13:32Plants get stressed too. Drought or too much salt disrupt their physiology. An international research team investigated how evolutionary changes in re

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Venice Mayor Blames Climate Change As Italian City 2019-11-13 05:19:10Mayor Luigi Brugnaro said he would declare a state of disaster after the city was hit by the devastating high tide, which peaked at over 6 feet on Tue

Elizabeth Warren Proposes Federal Ban On Industry-Funded ‘Junk 2019-11-12 09:00:14The proposal could help undo some of the damage the Trump EPA has done.

Maine's Shrimp Crisis Reveals A Big Climate Change 2019-11-11 06:18:19As global temperatures rise, plans for dealing with the climate crisis are all but silent on the oceans and the plight of the coastal seafood industry

Sen. Ed Markey's Green New Deal 'Revolution' Is 2019-11-10 20:45:41The Massachusetts senator, facing two serious challengers, held a primary debate on the climate crisis in a bid to secure his status as the issue's l

Man Purposely Gets Stung By Executioner Wasp And 2019-11-08 16:45:13Rob Alleva gets bit or stung by a lot of dangerous animals on the new History Channel series "Kings of Pain."

In Iowa, Bernie Sanders Seeks To Cement His 2019-11-08 16:04:33Climate is a top issue for Iowa Democrats. And the Vermont senator's embrace of biofuels could broaden his appeal.

Woman Running On Trail Ends Up Getting A 2019-11-07 17:24:13The cattle eye worm infection is only the second known case in humans, raising concerns about an upswing.

First New HIV Strain Discovered In Nearly 20 2019-11-07 08:40:36The finding by Abbott Laboratories scientists “tells us that the HIV epidemic is still ongoing and still evolving,” an epidemiology expert

Judge Says Police Can Search Company's Entire DNA 2019-11-05 18:07:20This is exactly what privacy advocates have been afraid of for years.

Info About Your Health Is More Accessible Than 2019-11-05 05:45:04Ordering your own medical tests and at-home DNA kits can lead to its own set of problems.

Trump Kicks Off Formal Process Of Pulling U.S. 2019-11-04 15:19:36The decision could go into effect one day after the 2020 election.

Century-Old Shipwreck Atop Niagara Falls Breaks Free, Creeps 2019-11-04 05:38:50The iron scow has been lodged near the top of Horseshoe Falls since 1918.

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Emissions from electricity generation lead to premature deaths 2019-11-20 00:00:00University of Washington researchers have found that air pollution from electricity generation emissions in 2014 led to about 16,000 premature deaths

Study finds associations between rheumatoid arthritis, other diseases 2019-11-20 00:00:00A Mayo Clinic-led study involving 3,276 patients has found that people with inflammatory bowel disease, Type 1 diabetes or blood clots may be at incre

Caught in the act: MeerKAT telescope spies stellar 2019-11-20 00:00:00The MeerKAT radio telescope in the Northern Cape of South Africa has discovered an object which rapidly brightened by more than a factor of three ove

Exposure to air pollutants from power plants varies 2019-11-20 00:00:00Many people take electricity for granted -- the power to turn on light with the flip of a switch, or keep food from spoiling with refrigeration. But g

Outback telescope captures Milky Way center, discovers remnants 2019-11-20 00:00:00A radio telescope in the Western Australian outback has captured a spectacular new view of the centre of the galaxy in which we live, the Milky Way.Th

DDT linked to higher risk of diabetes among 2019-11-20 00:00:00Previous exposure to the pollutant DDT may contribute to the risk of diabetes among Asian Indian immigrants to the United States, according to a UC Da

Carnegie Mellon system locates shooters using smartphone video 2019-11-20 00:00:00Researchers at Carnegie Mellon University have developed a system that can accurately locate a shooter based on video recordings from as few as three

Study: Young children can learn math skills from 2019-11-20 00:00:00A new study examined whether young children's verbal engagement with an onscreen interactive media character could boost their math skills. The study

Black carbon found in the Amazon River reveals 2019-11-20 00:00:00International study quantified and characterized charcoal and soot produced by incomplete burning of trees and transported by river to the Atlantic.

Making tiny antennas for wearable electronics 2019-11-20 00:00:00When it comes to electronics, bigger usually isn't better. This is especially true for a new generation of wearable communication systems that promis

New water-based optical device revolutionizes the field of 2019-11-20 00:00:00Using the optical properties of a material to manipulate light signals is called light modulation, a method widely used in optical communication. In a

Mount Sinai researchers uncover new molecular drivers of 2019-11-20 00:00:00Scientists at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai have uncovered new molecular drivers of Parkinson's disease using a sophisticated statistic

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