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Neptune’s Moons Naiad and Thalassa Perform ‘Dance of 2019-11-18 08:24:39A new study, published in the journal Icarus, shows that Naiad and Thalassa, two innermost moons of Neptune, are locked in an unusual type of orbital

Genetic Variants Play Role in Our Food Choices: 2019-11-18 07:48:09Genetic variants determine whether or not you can tolerate eating certain vegetables, according to new research. “Taste matters when it comes to

Hubble Snaps Stunning Image of Spiral Galaxy NGC 2019-11-18 05:50:51The NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope has captured an amazing new photo of a galaxy called NGC 3749. NGC 3749 is a spiral galaxy located 118 million lig

Study: Direction in Which Galaxies Spin Depends on 2019-11-15 15:18:17Astronomers have measured the rotation of 1,418 galaxies and found that small ones are likely to spin on a different axis to large ones. The rotation

Natural Genetic Engineering Allowed Plants to Move from 2019-11-15 13:13:56Horizontal gene transfer from soil bacteria to algae allowed early life to move to land, according to new research. “The movement of life from w

Scientists Uncover New State of Matter in Superconductor 2019-11-15 10:24:57An international team of physicists and materials scientists from the United States and China has discovered a new state of matter they’ve named

New Dinosaur-Era Bird Discovered in Japan: Fukuipteryx prima 2019-11-15 08:37:40A new genus and species of non-ornithothoracine bird has been identified from bones collected in Japan. The ancient bird lived approximately 120 milli

Animal Study Links Healthy Sleep to Earthquake-Like Brain-Wave 2019-11-15 08:21:01Cortical arousals and brief awakenings during sleep exhibit non-equilibrium dynamics and complex organization across time scales necessary for spontan

Entomologist Discovers New Ant Species in His Own 2019-11-14 14:26:56Dr. John Longino, an ant expert in the Department of Biology at the University of Utah, has discovered a new ant species in an urban yard in Salt Lake

Megadroughts Likely Triggered Fall of Neo-Assyrian Empire 2019-11-14 12:56:49Climate-related megadroughts built the foundation for the collapse of the Neo-Assyrian Empire (912 to 609 BCE), the largest and most powerful empire o

Gigantopithecus is Related to Modern-Day Orangutans, New Study 2019-11-14 10:21:49Orangutans (genus Pongo) are the closest living relatives of Gigantopithecus blacki, the biggest primate that ever walked the Earth, according to new

NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter Finds Hydrated Silica in 2019-11-14 09:05:26Using data from the Compact Reconnaissance Imaging Spectrometer for Mars (CRISM) instrument aboard NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter, researche

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The Heat Goes On: Last Month Was the 2019-11-19 01:16:46As rising floodwaters assault Venice, there's now an 85% chance that 2019 will come in as second warmest year This anomaly map shows how temperatu

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

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Sanders’s Climate Ambitions Thrill Supporters, but Experts Have 2019-11-14 18:38:32Bernie Sanders' plan to tackle climate change would nationalize power plants and end fossil fuels. His supporters are thrilled. Climate experts are n

Dr. Wayne Bardin, 85, Innovative Researcher on Birth 2019-11-14 17:39:36He helped develop long-acting implanted contraceptive devices — like Norplant, Jadelle and Mirena — used by millions of women around the w

Infants and Toddlers Eat Too Much Sugar, Researchers 2019-11-14 17:21:56Using C.D.C. data, researchers found that 98 percent of toddlers and 60 percent of infants consumed added sugar in sweetened drinks, baked goods and s

Where Wild Turkeys Are So Bold They Knock 2019-11-14 16:13:52Birds behaving badly are causing a ruckus in Toms River, N.J.

Apple’s Reach Reshapes Medical Research 2019-11-14 15:44:52The company’s tools enable researchers to track huge numbers of people. But doctors do not yet know if it will significantly improve health outc

A Black Hole Threw a Star Out of 2019-11-14 12:51:27So long, S5-HVS1, we hardly knew you.

How Did Plants Conquer Land? These Humble Algae 2019-11-14 11:04:03Two algal species share important genes with all modern land plants, a new analysis finds.

Germany Mandates Measles Vaccine 2019-11-14 10:49:36All children attending preschool or higher in the country must be immunized, with fines for parents who do not comply, under a law that is to take eff

Still the Undisputed Champs of Mammalian Migrations 2019-11-14 09:15:25Scientists measured distances covered to compile a Top 5 list of ultramarathon runners of land mammals.

This Volcano Destroyed an Island, Then Created a 2019-11-14 05:00:20After the October blast at Lateiki in the Kingdom of Tonga, a larger island formed over a connected vent in the ocean.

To Make This Tofu, Start by Burning Toxic 2019-11-14 04:56:37Plastic waste from America, collected for recycling, is shipped to Indonesia. Some is burned as fuel by tofu makers, producing deadly chemicals and co

New York Identifies Hospitals and Nursing Homes With 2019-11-14 03:04:28The policy change, for the virulent drug-resistant germ Candida auris, came as the C.D.C. reported that more people are dying of drug-resistant infect

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Ohio opioid trials end quickly with a $260-million 2019-10-21 18:02:00Today was meant to mark the beginning of the heavily-anticipated federal opioid trials taking place in Cleveland, Ohio. Instead, both parties reached

This $200 handheld gaming system doubles as a 2019-10-21 17:05:13This revamped gaming system isn't simply emulating your old Game Boy games.

Lionel train sets for every kind of locomotive 2019-10-21 17:05:00The best Lionel train sets available for all levels of interest.

The Forest Service wants to open 9.2 million 2019-10-21 15:00:00The Tongass National Forest in southeast Alaska is the largest temperate rainforest in the world and the largest national forest in the US. At almost

The best hot pot machines for cool weather 2019-10-21 14:58:00Multifunctional machines for a simple shabu-shabu or a hot pot and grill feast.

Stigma against polyamory could put families’ health at 2019-10-21 14:31:00A new study in the Canadian Medical Association Journal breaks down how polyamorous families dealt with stigma and challenges associated with giving b

High-protein alternatives to meat 2019-10-21 14:14:00Alternative protein sources that taste good and are better for the planet.

How to stay safe around moose 2019-10-21 12:51:36Moose: They’re easily among the top three of nearly every hiker’s must-see list in places like Canada and Alaska. They are massive (weighi

WiFi routers that will smarten up your entire 2019-10-21 12:18:36Four WiFi mesh systems that combine easy set-up with powerful signals.

K-cup coffee flavors that don’t trade taste for 2019-10-21 11:41:00K-Cup coffee pods that taste like the real thing.

Four stylish leather cases for the iPhone 11 2019-10-21 11:16:00Our top leather iPhone cases for protection and style.

How microgrids could protect California from blackouts during 2019-10-21 11:02:00California’s electric utilities will only have more to worry about, as the state’s climate becomes hotter and drier, leading to more frequ

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New danger for corals in warming oceans: Metal 2019-11-19 16:14:57Metal copper from agricultural runoff and marine paint leaching from boat hulls poses an emerging threat to soft coral sea fans in the waters around P

Endangered whales react to environmental changes 2019-11-19 14:39:48Some 'canaries' are 50 feet long, weigh 70 tons, and are nowhere near a coal mine. But the highly endangered North Atlantic right whale is sending t

Technique identifies T cells primed for certain allergies 2019-11-19 14:32:44Researchers can now identify T cells reactive to a particular target from a patient's cells, and to perform high-throughput single-cell RNA sequencin

Chronic opioid therapy can disrupt sleep, increase risk 2019-11-19 14:32:40Patients and medical providers should be aware that chronic opioid use can interfere with sleep by reducing sleep efficiency and increasing the risk o

Daily cannabis use lowers odds of using illicit 2019-11-19 14:12:33For those using illicit opioids to manage their chronic pain, cannabis may be a beneficial -- and a less dangerous -- alternative, according to new re

Evidence in mice that childhood asthma is influenced 2019-11-19 13:25:26Neurons that produce the neurotransmitter dopamine communicate with T cells to enhance allergic inflammation in the lungs of young mice but not older

Scientists use modern technology to understand how ochre 2019-11-19 13:25:15Ochre was often used as a vivid red paint in ancient rock art known as pictographs. Despite its broad use throughout human history and a modern focus

Study on surface damage to vehicles traveling at 2019-11-19 12:38:08Vehicles moving at hypersonic speeds are bombarded with ice crystals and dust particles in the surrounding atmosphere, making the surface material vul

Bats in attics might be necessary for conservation 2019-11-19 12:38:02Researchers investigate and describe the conservation importance of buildings relative to natural, alternative roosts for little brown bats in Yellows

Boredom is on the rise for adolescents, especially 2019-11-19 12:37:50New research has found that boredom is rising year after year for teens in 8th, 10th, and 12th grades, with greater increases for girls than boys.

Yoga and physical therapy as treatment for chronic 2019-11-19 10:55:56Yoga and physical therapy (PT) are effective approaches to treating co-occurring sleep disturbance and back pain while reducing the need for medicatio

When stuck in water, bees create a wave 2019-11-19 10:55:51Ever see a bee stuck in a pool? He's surfing to escape.

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UK Study: Lack of economic support hinders cognitive New! 2019-11-20 00:00:00A new study examined how the impact of single motherhood on children's verbal cognitive abilities has changed and how the age of children when their

A decade after the predators have gone, Galapagos New! 2019-11-20 00:00:00On some of the Galapagos Islands where human-introduced predators of Darwin's finches were eradicated over a decade ago, the finches are still acting

Carnegie Mellon system locates shooters using smartphone video New! 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 finds associations between rheumatoid arthritis, other diseases New! 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

Black carbon found in the Amazon River reveals New! 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.

Skipping breakfast linked to lower GCSE grades New! 2019-11-20 00:00:00Students who rarely ate breakfast on school days achieved lower GCSE grades than those who ate breakfast frequently, according to a new study in Yorks

New water-based optical device revolutionizes the field of New! 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

Study: Young children can learn math skills from New! 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

Menopause isn't the only reason for low libido New! 2019-11-20 00:00:00A qualitative study by researchers at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine found that women in their 60s report various reasons behind why

Outback telescope captures Milky Way center, discovers remnants New! 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

People with type 1 diabetes struggle with blood 2019-11-19 00:00:00Some continuous glucose monitoring (CGM) alarm features and settings may achieve better blood sugar control for people with type 1 diabetes, according

Complex organ models grown in the lab 2019-11-19 00:00:00Scientists at the University of Würzburg have successfully produced human tissues from stem cells. They have a complexity similar to that of norm

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