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Archaeologists Find Ruins of Mitanni-Period Palace in Kurdistan 2019-07-02 11:22:19An international team of archaeologists from Germany and Kurdistan came upon a surprising discovery as the ruins of a 3,400-year-old palace emerge fro

Hubble Captures Eta Carinae in Ultraviolet Light 2019-07-02 08:37:54Eta Carinae is a binary stellar system approximately 7,500 light-years away in the constellation Carina. Also known as HD 93308 and Hen 3-481, the sys

Atkins-Style Diet May Improve Brain Function and Memory 2019-07-02 07:58:10A modified Atkins diet (very low carbohydrates and extra fat) may improve brain function and episodic memory, according to a small study of 14 older a

NASA Announces Dragonfly Mission to Explore Saturn’s Hazy 2019-07-02 06:25:05NASA announced last week that it had selected the Dragonfly mission to explore the prebiotic organic chemistry and look for signs of life on Titan, th

TESS Discovers Planetary System with Three Terrestrial-Size Exoplanets 2019-07-01 11:04:53Astronomers using NASA’s Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) have discovered three small planets orbiting a bright M-dwarf star called

Self-Torque: Physicists Discover New Property of Light 2019-07-01 09:11:11An international team of physicists has theoretically predicted and experimentally generated light beams with a new property that they call the self-t

Hubble Sees Dusty Star-Forming Galaxy: NGC 972 2019-07-01 07:39:35The NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope has captured a striking new photo of the spiral galaxy NGC 972. NGC 972 resides in the constellation Aries, approx

Researchers Find Pathogenic Bacteria on Medical Students’ Cell 2019-07-01 04:29:02A team of scientists at the University of Western São Paulo, Brazil, has found Staphylococcus aureus bacteria on nearly 40% of university stude

Study: People More Likely to Return Lost Wallet 2019-06-28 15:28:38An international team of researchers from the United States and Switzerland turned 17,303 ‘lost’ wallets containing varying amounts of mon

Some Extinct Relatives of Living Crocodylians Were Vegetarians 2019-06-28 14:15:13A veggie diet arose in extinct crocodyliforms — the distant cousins of living crocodylians (alligators, caimans, crocodiles, and gharials) &mdas

Astronomers Pinpoint Location of Non-Repeating Fast Radio Burst 2019-06-28 11:03:48Fast radio bursts (FRBs) are brief radio emissions from distant astronomical sources. Some are known to repeat, but most are single bursts, occurring

Giant Birds Roamed Europe Two Million Years Ago 2019-06-28 08:09:35A giant ostrich-like bird that lived about two million years ago (Pleistocene epoch) has been identified from a fossilized femur found in the Crimean

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Make a Splash with Citizen Science 2019-07-02 11:42:43This summer, whether you're at home, fishing on a lake, or walking along the beach, consider getting involved in one or more of the citizen science p

NASA’s Orion Successfully Completes Final Major Flight Test 2019-07-02 10:30:08The crew capsule and its launch abort safety system lifted off on time from Cape Canaveral. (Credit: NASA) On Tuesday morning at 7am EDT, NASA succ

The Fall of Niels Birbaumer 2019-07-02 05:19:10A highly acclaimed neuroscientist whose work offered hope for many patients with brain injury has fallen from grace. Niels Birbaumer. From https://

The Struggle to Design a More Sustainable Toilet 2019-07-01 18:17:20(Credit: Erin McGrady/Shutterstock) (Inside Science) -- Big, black wasplike things living in your toilet may sound more like a horror scene than a

NASA Preps for Key Orion Safety Test Tomorrow 2019-07-01 16:41:44The launch abort system for NASA's Orion crew capsule will undergo its final test on Tuesday. (Credit: NASA) NASA has big plans for human spacefli

Here's How You Can Watch Tuesday's Total Solar 2019-07-01 12:42:24The diamond ring phase over Newberry, South Carolina, during the total solar eclipse August 21, 2017. (Credit: Michael Roudabush/Wikimedia Commons)

Life Among the Dwarfs 2019-07-01 00:00:01Artist impression of a red dwarf star like Proxima Centauri, the nearest star to our sun. (Credit: NRAO/AUI/NSF; D. Berry) When I was an astronomy-

"Terrorist Fiske Jab" Revisited 2019-06-29 09:33:30This very blog forms a large part of a newly published study on research methods blogs in psychology. The paper has a spicy backstory. Back in

White Holes: Do Black Holes Have Mirror Images? 2019-06-28 15:00:48An artistic representation of a white hole. (Credit: NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center/Discover) It was no less a luminary than Isaac Newton who

Fungi Can Withstand the High Radiation Doses of 2019-06-28 14:41:32This petri dish contains fungus samples collected from the International Space Station. (Credit: NASA/JPL) Anywhere humans go, we bring companions

Oyster Shells Inspire Scientists To Create Glass That's 2019-06-28 13:07:15(Credit: Lizard/Shutterstock) Crack open an oyster shell and the inner face shimmers in a rainbow of kaleidoscopic colors. This smooth material, kn

Scientists Are Taking the Fight Against Deepfakes to 2019-06-28 12:36:01(Credit: meyer_solutions/Shutterstock) Deepfake videos are hard for untrained eyes to detect because they can be quite realistic. Whether used as p

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Remembering Apollo 11: What to Watch and Listen 2019-07-03 18:33:14As the 50th anniversary of the moon landing approaches, these movies, television shows and podcasts help shine a light on the story.

Stored in Synapses: How Scientists Completed a Map 2019-07-03 17:31:10Redrawing neural connections led to new clues about sex differences in scientists’ favorite model organism.

Robert Levine, Who Studied Kindness, Identity and Time, 2019-07-03 17:21:07His social experiments explored how people around the world spend time, whether kindness varies by city and what compels us to buy things we may not n

Heat Wave Nudged the Planet to Its Hottest 2019-07-03 15:06:31A United States government analysis due this month is expected to reach similar conclusions, though the rankings of record months might differ slightl

DNA Begins to Unlock Secrets of the Ancient 2019-07-03 14:57:27Genetic analysis of remains from ruins in Israel hints at the origins of the Levantine people described in the Hebrew Bible.

‘Filters Off!’ Chasing the Total Solar Eclipse in 2019-07-03 13:47:05As the shadow of the moon swept across the Atacama Desert, the 52 Places Traveler stood celestially transfixed.

Toddler Dies From E. Coli Linked to Contact 2019-07-03 12:44:58Officials say a 2-year-old boy, who died on June 24, was one of four children who showed symptoms of E. coli after coming in contact with animals at t

The Moon Sits for Its Portrait 2019-07-03 11:54:12A trailblazing exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum explores our fascination with the moon, from the first time Galileo trained his telescope on it t

10 Findings That Contradict Medical Wisdom. Doctors, Take 2019-07-03 11:30:03Researchers identified nearly 400 common medical practices and theories that were contradicted by rigorous studies. Here are some of the most notable

New Weapons Against Cancer: Millions of Bacteria Programmed 2019-07-03 11:27:44Genetically modified microbes release “nanobodies” that alert the immune system to cancer in mice, scientists report.

The Zika Virus Is Still a Threat. Here’s 2019-07-03 11:02:59The mosquito-transmitted virus, which can cause severe birth defects, faded after 2016, but it’s still circulating and has now spread to other c

Wired Bacteria Form Nature’s Power Grid: ‘We Have 2019-07-03 09:02:26Electroactive bacteria were running current through “wires” long before humans learned the trick.

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How to find the best Spotify playlists when 2019-07-02 13:56:44Spotify serves up a host of auto-generated playlists you can take advantage of to hear new music and old favorites.

Could you run a moon mission from your 2019-07-01 22:11:07Here is how our mobile phones compare with the computer that landed humans on the moon in 1969.

After the dinosaurs died, lichens found a way 2019-07-01 19:49:40A new study shows three families of lichens—co-dependent organisms made of fungi and algae or cyanobacteria—rapidly took hold and diversif

Feral pigs are ruining ecosystems across 35 states 2019-07-01 18:46:00Feral pigs are running rampant. There are an estimated nearly seven million and have established themselves in 35 states. According to the USDA, they

How your smartphone can help you travel light 2019-07-01 17:37:13Whether you're heading out of town for Independence Day, Thanksgiving, or any other occasion, traveling light has its advantages. Let your phone repl

Best towels to bring to the beach 2019-07-01 17:30:00For your next beach trip, bring a towel that keeps you dry, keeps you from becoming a sandy mess, and feels nice against your skin.

Scientists are making progress with better plastic-eating bacteria 2019-07-01 16:00:00The team that accidentally created a plastic-eating enzyme pushes to make it more efficient.

Treating depression takes much more than serotonin 2019-07-01 12:00:25We're told depression is no longer a mysterious, devastating specter: It’s nothing more than a shortage of serotonin. Unfortunately for those w

How one Bluetooth adapter can change the way 2019-06-30 13:30:00If your car is less than 24 years old, it has a small white diagnostics port that mechanics use to analyze problems and gather data about your vehicle

4 things laptop buyers waste money on 2019-06-29 14:37:23Experts agree that the average lifespan of a laptop is somewhere in the neighborhood of three to four years. If you’re due for an upgrade, you&r

The Atlantic cod’s migratory supergene comes at a 2019-06-28 21:59:00No species embodies the ravages of our appetite like the Atlantic cod. In the early 1990s Atlantic cod populations that had sustained maritime cities

Last week in tech: Jony Ive left Apple, 2019-06-28 21:12:50Find out about news you missed in the tech world and waste time at work all in one handy article.

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Europe’s latest heat wave has been linked to 2019-07-02 13:26:10Global warming made the June heat wave at least five times more likely to happen.

This brain region may be why some robots 2019-07-02 12:00:17Scientists may have traced the source of the “uncanny valley” sensation in the brain.

California’s new vaccine rules kept more kindergartners up-to-date 2019-07-02 11:00:16Three statewide interventions improved the rates of kindergartners behind on required vaccinations in California, researchers report.

Vision cells can pull double duty in the 2019-07-01 13:04:02Neurons in a brain area that handles vision fire in response to more than one aspect of an object, countering earlier ideas, a study in monkeys finds.

CO2 emissions are on track to take us 2019-07-01 11:00:19Current and planned infrastructure will exceed the level of emissions that would keep global warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius, a new analysis finds.

‘Slime’ shows how algae have shaped our climate, 2019-07-01 07:00:22The new book ‘Slime’ makes the case that algae deserve to be celebrated.

How the 2019 eclipse will differ from 2017’s 2019-06-30 05:00:18This year’s total solar eclipse is visible late in the day from a relatively small slice of South America.

Is climate change causing Europe’s intense heat? A 2019-06-28 15:14:36Science News talks with climate scientist Karsten Haustein about attributing extreme heat events in Europe and South Asia to climate change.

Latest claim of turning hydrogen into a metal 2019-06-28 08:00:44If true, the study would complete a decades-long quest to find the elusive material. But such claims have been made prematurely many times before.

The earliest known galaxy merger occurred shortly after 2019-06-28 06:00:15Telescopes show two distant blobs of stars and gas swirling around each other in the young universe.

With Dragonfly, NASA is heading back to Saturn’s 2019-06-27 18:16:12NASA’s next robotic mission to explore the solar system is headed to Saturn’s largest moon, Titan.

In mice, a high-fat diet cuts a ‘brake’ 2019-06-27 14:00:27A fatty diet changes the behavior of key appetite-regulating cells in a mouse brain.

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Protein-linked sugars are crucial for the uptake of 2019-07-03 15:05:22New research shows how glycoproteins, proteins with added sugar molecules, influence the uptake of protein aggregates that are associated with Parkins

How protein mutation is involved in rare brain 2019-07-03 15:05:20Christianson Syndrome is a rare disorder whose symptoms include intellectual disability, seizures and difficulty standing or walking. Researchers focu

Common scents don't always make the best perfumes, 2019-07-03 15:05:15Perfumes that use the most popular scents do not always obtain the highest number of ratings, according to an analysis of online perfume reviews.

Murder in the Paleolithic? Evidence of violence behind 2019-07-03 15:05:08New analysis of the fossilized skull of an Upper Paleolithic man suggests that he died a violent death, according to a new study.

Molecular thumb drives: Researchers store digital images in 2019-07-03 15:05:01In a step toward molecular storage systems that could hold vast amounts of data in tiny spaces, researchers have shown it's possible to store image f

Researchers controlled the behavior in a mouse's brain 2019-07-03 15:04:58Researchers have demonstrated that specific groups of neurons, known as neuronal ensembles, have a causal role in behavior. The researchers used new o

First complete wiring diagram of an animal's nervous 2019-07-03 13:41:01Researchers describe the first complete wiring diagram of the nervous system of an animal, the roundworm Caenorhabditis elegans, used by scientists wo

With little training, machine-learning algorithms can uncover hidden 2019-07-03 13:40:59Researchers have shown that an algorithm with no training in materials science can scan the text of millions of papers and uncover new scientific know

Ovarian and breast cancer research finds new ways 2019-07-03 13:40:58Research has found important new ways that the BRCA1 gene functions which could help develop our understanding of the development of ovarian and breas

Immune cells invade aging brains, disrupt new nerve 2019-07-03 13:40:56A study has revealed that immune cells infiltrate the rare newborn nerve-cell nurseries of the aging brain. There's every reason to think those inter

Experiments show dramatic increase in solar cell output 2019-07-03 13:40:54Researchers have found a way to increase the output of silicon solar cells by allowing a single photon to release two electrons in the silicon.

B cells off rails early in lupus 2019-07-03 12:14:57Scientists could discern that in people with SLE, signals driving expansion and activation are present at an earlier stage of B cell differentiation t

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Adults with type 2 diabetes face high risk 2019-07-03 00:00:00Cancer has overtaken cardiovascular disease as the most common cause of death in Scottish adults with type 2 diabetes, according to a study published

Credit counseling may help reduce consumer debt 2019-07-03 00:00:00By the end of fourth quarter 2018, total household debt in the United States reached a new high of $13.54 trillion. A new Economic Inquiry study found

The global prevalence of erectile dysfunction 2019-07-03 00:00:00A review of published studies found that estimates for the global prevalence of erectile dysfunction vary widely, ranging from 3% to 76.5%. The findin

Are opioids being inappropriately prescribed to treat gout? 2019-07-03 00:00:00Although there are effective treatments for gout, the most common form of inflammatory arthritis, a new Arthritis Care & Research study found that

Respiratory symptoms predict life expectancy in older adults 2019-07-03 00:00:00New research published in Respirology suggests that some respiratory symptoms may predict an earlier death in older adults. Also, such predictions dif

Active sexual life may benefit men with early 2019-07-03 00:00:00New research published in the European Journal of Neurology indicates that an active sexual life is linked with lower disability and better quality of

Diet quality may affect risk of frailty in 2019-07-03 00:00:00Poorer overall diet quality was linked with an increased risk of becoming frail in a study of US community-dwelling older adults, published in the Jou

Does marital status affect prognosis after breast cancer 2019-07-03 00:00:00In a Cancer Medicine study of 298,434 patients diagnosed with breast cancer between 2004 and 2012, married patients had a better prognosis than patien

How to sell labriculture: Less lab, more culture 2019-07-03 00:00:00In the near future, we will be able to mass-produce meat directly from animal cells.This cultured meat could change the world -- or it could falter li

Study provides insights into depression in people with 2019-07-03 00:00:00Depression is common in people with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), but the actual causes of depression in this group are unknown. In a Neurogastroe

Medication linked to increased risk of inflammatory bowel 2019-07-03 00:00:00Medications that target tumor necrosis factor alpha (TNFα), a protein involved in inflammation, have revolutionized the management of certain au

Pre-eclampsia may carry long-term heart risks for women 2019-07-03 00:00:00Pre-eclampsia is a potentially dangerous condition characterized by high blood pressure that arises in some pregnant women, but a review of published

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