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Betelgeuse: VLT Observes Dimming Supergiant Star 2020-02-17 10:44:42Astronomers using two instruments on ESO’s Very Large Telescope (VLT) have captured new images of a red supergiant star called Betelgeuse. The i

New Carnivorous Dinosaur Unearthed in Argentina 2020-02-17 07:57:35A new genus and species of medium-sized abelisaurid dinosaur being named Tralkasaurus cuyi has been discovered by Dr. Mauricio Cerroni from the Argent

Hubble Takes Closer Look at Stunning Spiral Galaxy: 2020-02-17 05:34:48Astronomers using the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope have photographed the central part of a spiral galaxy called NGC 4689. NGC 4689 is located appro

Biologists Solve Mystery of ‘Stinging Water’ 2020-02-14 14:55:19Snorkelers in mangrove forest waters inhabited by the upside-down jellyfish Cassiopea xamachana report discomfort due to a sensation known as ‘s

Cosmic Rays from beyond Solar System Affect Atmosphere 2020-02-14 13:46:56Using data from the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA), a team of Japanese researchers has found that Galactic cosmic rays affect the

NASA Releases Remastered ‘Pale Blue Dot’ Image 2020-02-14 11:35:39On February 14, 1990, cameras of NASA’s Voyager 1 spacecraft pointed back toward the Sun and snapped a series of pictures of the Sun, Earth and

Physicists Pioneer New Way to Turn Metal into 2020-02-14 10:02:59A team of physicists led by the University of British Columbia has demonstrated a novel way to precisely control electrical currents by leveraging the

West Africans Carry DNA from Mysterious Archaic Hominin 2020-02-14 06:35:23Four West African populations — Yoruba, Esan, Mende, and Gambian — derive 2 to 19% of their genetic ancestry from a yet-undiscovered speci

Immune Cells Congregate and Coordinate with Neighbors to 2020-02-13 15:43:38Scientists have long known that immune cells migrate to the site of an infection, which individuals experience as inflammation. Now, a team of researc

Two Glycopeptide Antibiotics Have Never-Before-Seen Way to Kill 2020-02-13 14:50:01Two members of a new class of glycopeptide antibiotics — the previously known glycopeptide antibiotic complestatin and a newly-discovered compou

Giant Bacteriophages Bridge Gap between Living Microbes and 2020-02-13 10:49:12Bacteriophages — viruses that infect bacteria — are considered distinct from cellular life owing to their inability to carry out most biol

99-Million-Year-Old Bee Found Encased in Burmese Amber 2020-02-13 09:30:52In a paper published online in the journal Palaeodiversity, Oregon State University’s Professor George Poinar Jr. described a new family, genus

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Upstairs-Downstairs: Images of Iceland, From the Ground and 2020-02-16 14:00:00Iceland is one of the few places on Earth where you can walk along a mid-ocean ridge.

Is There Gravity in Space? 2020-02-16 08:00:00Gravity is everywhere, even in space.

Does the Universe Need Dark Matter to Form 2020-02-14 17:00:00A new computer simulation can form galaxies without the need for dark matter. Overcoming this hurdle has been a long-standing challenge for supporters

These 5 Valentine’s Day Science Projects Will Nurture 2020-02-14 17:00:00This Valentine's Day, cuddle up with these five citizen science projects -- and one book -- that we love. From watching bumble bees to hunting flower

Do You Smell Your Romantic Partner's Clothes? You're 2020-02-14 16:15:00A study finds the scent of a romantic partner can actually help reduce stress and improve sleep.

Scientists Find a Mysterious 'Ghost Lineage' In the 2020-02-14 16:15:00Researchers find evidence that a group of still-unknown humans interbred with our ancestors.

Archaeologists Have Long Sought — But Never Found 2020-02-14 14:15:00Humans invented the wheel over 5,000 years ago, but where it first originated is a mystery.

Fossil Eggshells Suggest All Dinosaurs May Have Been 2020-02-14 14:00:00New analysis reveals body temps in same range as modern birds.

Betelgeuse is Dimming and Changing Shape, New Image 2020-02-14 13:15:00The nearby red supergiant has been dimming for a while now, but its exact fate is still unknown.

What Will a Betelgeuse Supernova Look Like From 2020-02-14 11:30:00Astronomers simulated what humans will see on Earth when the star Betelgeuse explodes as a supernova sometime in the next 100,000 years. 

How Do Stars Produce and Release Energy? 2020-02-14 08:00:00Stars generate energy through nuclear fusion. Here’s an easy explanation into how the process works.

NASA's Next Potential Discovery Missions are Very Volcanic 2020-02-13 17:01:00The four finalists for NASA's next Discovery Mission have been announced and they're all to worlds where volcanism is vital.

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Coronavirus Updates: Cruise Ship Passengers, Some Infected, Flown 2020-02-17 19:59:51As passengers were evacuated one ship in Japan, health officials scrambled to test travelers from another, in Cambodia, after one person was found to

Watch Mars Disappear Behind the Moon in the 2020-02-17 18:49:07In what is known as an occultation, Mars will briefly be blocked by the moon on Tuesday morning.

Here Lies the Skull of Pliny the Elder, 2020-02-17 16:41:50The Roman admiral and scholar died during the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79 A.D. Might this really be his cranium?

Rate of New Fatalities Drops in China 2020-02-17 15:14:00China’s National Health Commission on Monday reported 2,048 new cases of coronavirus infections and 105 new deaths over the previous 24 hours.

U.S. Says It Will Evacuate Americans From Cruise 2020-02-17 14:11:40Passengers and crew members quarantined off Japan were told by the American Embassy that a chartered flight would arrive on Sunday to take them back t

Coronavirus Infection Found After Cruise Ship Passengers Disperse 2020-02-17 13:08:42Amid assurances that the Westerdam was disease free, hundreds of people disembarked in Cambodia and headed for airports. One was later found to be inf

U.S. Passengers Evacuate Quarantined Cruise Ship in Japan 2020-02-17 09:08:51Americans boarded two flights chartered by the State Department and headed to the United States after the number of coronavirus cases aboard the Diamo

She Didn’t Want a Pelvic Exam. She Received 2020-02-17 07:25:32Medical schools and students are grappling with an unsettling practice: Performing pelvic exams on unconscious, non-consenting patients.

The Further Adventures of Betelgeuse, the Fainting Star 2020-02-17 06:45:16The red supergiant is no closer to exploding, it seems. It also no longer appears round.

Ink Rx? Welcome to the World of Paramedical 2020-02-17 05:00:15Needles and pigments are helping medical patients heal emotionally.

How to Stop a Disease From Crossing Borders 2020-02-17 05:00:14The director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Division of Global Health Protection talks about the coronavirus and her organi

What’s the World’s Worst Smell? 2020-02-17 05:00:14Some odors are more heinous than others. Then there’s Stench Soup.

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Western diet rich in fat and sugar linked 2020-02-18 16:17:20Dietary components, rather than obesity itself, may lead to skin inflammation and the development of psoriasis, a study has found.

Wall Street investors react to climate change 2020-02-18 16:17:17Institutional investors are factoring climate risks into their investment decisions.

Physicists see nuclear wobbling in one isotope of 2020-02-18 15:23:13Researchers recently discovered that some nuclei wobble on their intermediate axes. 

How low oxygen levels in the heart predispose 2020-02-18 15:23:10Low oxygen levels in the heart have long been known to produce life-threatening arrhythmias, even sudden death. Until now, it was not clear how. New f

Empathy can be detected in people whose brains 2020-02-18 15:23:07Researchers have found that it is possible to assess a person's ability to feel empathy by studying their brain activity while they are resting rathe

Time of day affects global brain fluctuations 2020-02-18 14:37:17As the day progresses, the strength of the brain's global signal fluctuation shows an unexpected decrease, according to a new study.

Advance in next-generation lithium metal batteries 2020-02-18 14:37:14A research team has developed a way to address a major safety issue with lithium metal batteries - an innovation that could make high-energy batteries

Simple, fuel-efficient rocket engine could enable cheaper, lighter 2020-02-18 14:37:06Researchers have developed a mathematical model that describes how rotating detonation engines work.

Rules of life: From a pond to the 2020-02-18 14:37:04Researchers have conducted experiments in the nutrient-poor Cuatro Cienegas Basin in Mexico. Their goal was to shed light on how fundamental features

Topological materials outperform through quantum periodic motion 2020-02-18 14:36:25Scientists have discovered that applying vibrational motion in a periodic manner may be the key to preventing dissipations of the desired electron sta

Stress in small children separated from their parents 2020-02-18 13:18:50Several studies show that small children cared for outside the home, especially in poor quality care and for 30 or more hours per week, have higher le

Reproductive genome from the laboratory 2020-02-18 13:05:01Researchers have for the first time developed a genome the size of a minimal cell that can copy itself.

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The Best Ways To Get Rid Of Hiccups, 2020-02-07 05:45:00It turns out age-old remedies for stopping hiccups may have a little merit.

Democratic National Committee Launches New Climate Council Months 2020-02-06 05:45:05The new board is helmed by a surrogate for Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders.

Harrison Ford: America Has Lost Its Moral Leadership 2020-02-06 04:52:32The "Star Wars" and "Indiana Jones" star calls out U.S. policy on immigration and climate.

Man Suffers From Really Huge Big Toe On 2020-02-05 17:14:11Brian Mills' left big toe is so large that the one next to it had to be removed.

Democrats’ Fracking War Heats Up As 2020 Voting 2020-02-03 18:53:00As Bernie Sanders pushes a fracking ban and Joe Biden warns against abandoning it, the industry faces its own problems.

Incredibly Detailed Image Of The Sun's Surface Is 2020-02-01 12:40:30Mmmmmmm, science.

We Know Factory Farming Is Terrible, But What 2020-01-31 05:45:22Fish farms are linked to pollution, antibiotic overuse and emissions. An indoor salmon farm in Miami claims it can solve these problems.

Fiona The Hippo's Vomit Predicts Super Bowl Win 2020-01-30 17:55:31The Cincinnati Zoo's celebrity hippo is no Paul the Psychic Octopus when it comes to predicting winners, but she's a lot cuter.

WHO Declares Global Health Emergency For Coronavirus As 2020-01-30 15:29:19“We must all act together now to limit further spread,” said the WHO's director-general of the virus that has already spread to 18 countr

U.S. Reports First Case Of Coronavirus Being Spread 2020-01-30 13:38:07The man is married to the Chicago woman who got sick from the virus after she returned from a trip to Wuhan, China.

Greta Thunberg Rips Steve Mnuchin For Saying She 2020-01-23 20:22:46Twitter critics suggested the U.S. treasury secretary should get a science degree so he can finally understand climate change.

Scientists Recreate Sound Of 3000-Year-Old Egyptian Mummy 2020-01-23 17:12:54Researchers recreated the vocal tract of an Egyptian priest named Nesyamun using medical scanners, 3D printing and an electronic larynx.

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Sweet beaks: What Galapagos finches and marine bacteria New! 2020-02-19 00:00:00Ecological niches are a concept well known from higher animals. Apparently, bacteria act accordingly. Researchers from the Max-Planck-Institute for Ma

People who eat a big breakfast may burn New! 2020-02-19 00:00:00Eating a big breakfast rather than a large dinner may prevent obesity and high blood sugar, according to new research published in the Endocrine Socie

From obesity to liver cancer: Can we prevent New! 2020-02-19 00:00:00Hepatocellular carcinoma, a liver cancer linked to the presence of fat in the liver, is one of the leading causes of cancer death worldwide. Scientist

Count me out of counting seeds New! 2020-02-19 00:00:00Technology lends a hand during tedious seed counting process.

A salary in exchange for our data, new New! 2020-02-19 00:00:00Data and the economy stemming from them are the engine for the fourth industrial revolution. However, and according to Nikolaos Laoutaris, there is a

New mechanism involved in senescence modulates inflammation, response New! 2020-02-19 00:00:00Wistar scientists discovered a novel pathway that enables detection of DNA in the cytoplasm and triggers inflammation and cellular senescence.

Enriching newborns' environment in the right way helps New! 2020-02-19 00:00:00Preclinical model of oxygen deprivation, a common consequence of prematurity, showed better recovery when exposed to a combination of increased physic

Prenatal phthalate exposure associated with autistic traits in New! 2020-02-19 00:00:00Exposure in the womb to phthalates, a group of endocrine-disrupting chemicals present in cosmetics and other common household products, was associated

Neighborhood features and one's genetic makeup interact to New! 2020-02-19 00:00:00Few studies have examined how the neighborhood's physical environment relates to cognition in older adults. Researchers categorized 4,716 individuals

The potentially deadly paradox of diabetes management New! 2020-02-19 00:00:00Diabetes affects nearly 1 in 10 adults in the US, of these millions, more than 90% have Type 2 diabetes. Controlling blood sugar and glycosylated hemo

sphingotec's biomarker penKid® shows best representation of true New! 2020-02-19 00:00:00In-depth method comparison by Dutch group shows that sphingotec's proprietary kidney function biomarker penKid® is currently the most accurate su

Random gene pulsing generates patterns of life New! 2020-02-19 00:00:00Scientists working on the intersection between biology and computation have found that random gene activity helps patterns form during development of

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