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SpaceX Launches 60 more Starlink Satellites to Orbit 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 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 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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Big dinosaurs kept cool thanks to blood vessel 2019-10-16 14:00:40Giant dinosaurs evolved several strategies for cooling their blood and avoiding heatstroke.

Organoids offer clues to how brains are made 2019-10-16 13:00:29Three-dimensional clumps of brain cells offer clues about how brains get made in humans and chimpanzees.

A precision drug for prostate cancer may slow 2019-10-16 07:00:42The drug olaparib could be used to treat men with certain genetic mutations and severe types of prostate cancer, a clinical trial finds.

Humpback whales use their flippers and bubble ‘nets’ 2019-10-15 19:01:51A study reveals new details of how humpback whales hunt using their flippers and a whirl of bubbles to capture fish.

Extreme snowfall kept most plants and animals in 2019-10-15 14:00:22A very snowy winter in 2018 left parts of Greenland covered well into the summer, causing an ecosystem-wide reproductive collapse in one area.

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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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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Venice Mayor Blames Climate Change As Italian City New! 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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Talking with trained doctors can help abused women New! 2019-11-13 00:00:00Women who are experiencing intimate partner violence feel better supported, more confident, and less depressed when trained family doctors counsel the

Climate change expected to shift location of East New! 2019-11-13 00:00:00More than a billion people in Asia depend on seasonal monsoons for their water needs. The Asian monsoon is closely linked to a planetary-scale tropica

Training family doctors to better support domestic violence New! 2019-11-13 00:00:00Women who are experiencing domestic violence feel better supported, more confident and less depressed when they are counselled by trained family docto

Opioid-based plant might not be best solution to New! 2019-11-13 00:00:00A Purdue University team published a paper in the British Journal of Pharmacology examining the effects of kratom and the potential impacts on people

Stretchable, degradable semiconductors New! 2019-11-13 00:00:00To seamlessly integrate electronics with the natural world, materials are needed that are both stretchable and degradable -- for example, flexible med

Driver found for more deadly prostate cancer New! 2019-11-13 00:00:00A transcription factor that aids neuron function also appears to enable a cell conversion in the prostate gland that can make an already recurrent can

Baseline predictors of LDL-cholesterol and systolic blood pressure New! 2019-11-13 00:00:00In this analysis of 3,984 participants from ISCHEMIA (78% of 5,179 randomized) with available data, predictors of reaching one-year goals are reported

Light at the end of the nanotunnel for New! 2019-11-13 00:00:00Using a new type of nanoreactor, researchers at Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden, have succeeded in mapping catalytic reactions on individual

Visualizing heat flow in bamboo could help design New! 2019-11-13 00:00:00Modified natural materials will be an essential component of a sustainable future, but first a detailed understanding of their properties is needed. T

Climate impact of hydropower varies widely New! 2019-11-13 00:00:00Hydropower is broadly considered to be much more environmentally friendly than electricity generated from fossil fuels, and in many cases this is true

Study finds links between early screen exposure, sleep New! 2019-11-13 00:00:00A new study by KK Women's and Children's Hospital (KKH), together with National University of Singapore, has found that first exposure earlier than

Antimicrobial resistance poses significant risk to people, the 2019-11-12 00:00:00CCA expert panel study provides new data on potential impact of antimicrobial resistance in Canada.

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Pneumonie : un jeune enfant meurt toutes les New! 2019-11-13 08:32:00En 2018, la pneumonie a tué un enfant de moins de cinq ans toutes les 39 secondes. Selon l'OMS, cette maladie respiratoire aiguë qui

Avion : l'impact sur la qualité de l'air New! 2019-11-13 07:31:00Le secteur de l’aviation est responsable de 5 % des émissions anthropiques de gaz à effet de serre. Il a cependant un autre impact

L'Inde veut explorer Vénus New! 2019-11-13 06:31:00Aussi étonnant que cela peut paraître, et malgré sa proximité avec la Terre, depuis l’an 2000, seules deux missions s

Venise sous les eaux suite à une marée New! 2019-11-13 06:25:04Hier, Venise s’est retrouvée sous les eaux. La faute à une marée d’une ampleur exceptionnelle : 1,87 mètr

Cancer du col de l'utérus : Microsoft utilise New! 2019-11-13 05:28:41Le modèle d'intelligence artificielle créé par Microsoft peut maintenant différencier avec exactitude les lames de f

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