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Paleontologists Find Fossil of 70-Million-Year-Old Polar Raptor 2020-07-08 15:29:13Paleontologists have uncovered the fossilized jawbone of a juvenile dromaeosaurid (raptor) dinosaur that lived 70 million years ago in what is now nor

New Device Harnesses Solar Energy to Purify Water 2020-07-08 14:00:27A team of scientists at the University of Science and Technology of China has developed an efficient and sustainable hierarchical steam generator that

Homo erectus Had Stocky Body Shape 2020-07-08 11:36:58An international team of researchers has created the first 3D reconstruction of the ribcage of the Turkana Boy, a skeleton of the juvenile Homo erectu

New Research Helps Explain Peculiar Orbits and Clustering 2020-07-08 11:16:53Our Solar System contains a large population of icy bodies stretching well beyond the orbit of Neptune. These objects are remnants from the early form

One Dog Year Is Not Equivalent to Seven 2020-07-08 09:21:27The conventional wisdom that every year in a dog’s life equates to seven human years is wrong, according to a paper published in the journal Cel

Earth’s Magnetic Field Can Switch Direction 10 Times 2020-07-07 14:56:50Changes in the direction of Earth’s internally generated magnetic field may take place 10 times faster than previously thought, according to new

White Dwarfs are Primary Source of Carbon in 2020-07-07 11:56:16Astronomers have analyzed a few carbon-oxygen white dwarfs in Milky Way’s old open clusters, and their findings help shed new light on the origi

Archaeologists Find 1,900-Year-Old Leather Toy Mouse 2020-07-07 11:42:45Archaeologists have found a toy mouse at the site of Vindolanda, an ancient Roman military fort and settlement on Hadrian’s Wall in Northumberla

Tiny Dinosaur Relative Roamed Triassic Madagascar 2020-07-07 09:30:07A new genus and species of ornithodiran — an early relative of dinosaurs and pterosaurs — that lived around 237 million years ago (Triassi

Study: Staring at Deep Red Light Can Improve 2020-07-07 08:24:12Looking at 670-nm red light for three minutes a day can significantly improve cone color contrast sensitivity (the ability to detect colors) and rod s

Archaeologists Confirm Site of Genghis Khan’s Winter Base 2020-07-06 13:31:33Avraga, a Mongol Empire site located in an open steppe environment along the Avraga River in east-central Mongolia, was the winter base camp (orduM

New Oval-Shaped Feature Spotted on Jupiter: Clyde’s Spot 2020-07-06 13:09:21An astronomer from South Africa has discovered a new ‘white oval’ in the southern hemisphere of the gas giant Jupiter. The new oval-shaped

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How astronomers learned to ‘listen’ to gravitational waves 2020-07-09 17:00:00Since confirming the existence of ripples in the fabric of space-time some five years ago, the LIGO/Virgo collaboration has advanced gravitational-wav

Vanguard 1: Earth’s Oldest Artificial Satellite That's Still 2020-07-09 16:15:00America’s second satellite stopped communicating with Earth in 1964, but it will stay in orbit for centuries.

Why Light Pollution is a Crucial Test of 2020-07-09 11:45:00A new way to think about light pollution in Europe and the U.S. should help policy makers take its measure. But if they can't solve it, what hope for

Another Month Gone, Another Month Entering the Global 2020-07-08 20:45:00With Siberia burning under unprecedented heat, our planet experienced a virtual tie for warmest June on record.

Why We Can’t Stop Talking About ‘Karen’ — 2020-07-07 14:15:00A meme is often more than a joke — the social media critique of ‘Karens’ often has a deeper message.

Is AI Ready to Help Diagnose COVID-19? 2020-07-06 17:07:00While machine learning might hold promise as a powerful medical tool, statisticians warn that current models are severely flawed.

Museums are Full of Forgotten Treasures. Here's How 2020-07-03 16:00:00These citizen science projects need online volunteers to help identify specimens and transcribe old notes from science centers and museums.

Thorne-Żytkow Objects: When a Supergiant Star Swallows a 2020-07-03 13:00:00One of the universe’s strangest stars is thought to form when a neutron star gets sucked into a red supergiant. But despite 45 years of searchin

Typhoid Mary Was a Real, Asymptomatic Carrier Who 2020-07-02 17:08:00In the early 1900s, Mary Mallon worked as a cook — and spread typhoid fever to the families she worked for.

What Would Happen If We Didn’t Have Vaccines? 2020-07-01 18:29:00Immunizations are intended to stop diseases like the coronavirus. But there are a range of other long-term societal benefits from vaccines.

The Path to Ingenuity: One Man's Decades-Long Quest 2020-07-01 17:00:00NASA is about to fly a rotorcraft on another planet. For the engineers who built the Mars Ingenuity helicopter, it's a Wright brothers moment.

Do IQ Tests Actually Measure Intelligence? 2020-07-01 11:14:00The assessments have been around for over 100 years. Experts say they’ve been plagued by bias, but still have some merit.

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Live Coronavirus Updates: U.S. Daily Cases Surpass 59,000 2020-07-09 10:13:08As President Trump seeks further reopenings, the country set its fifth record in nine days. The W.H.O.’s leader made an emotional call for unity

Northern Right Whales Are on the Brink, and 2020-07-09 09:51:46The species was declared critically endangered on Thursday, with fewer than 450 left.

At Least 5 States Set Single-Day Coronavirus Case 2020-07-09 07:18:00Tulsa’s top health official said the Trump rally last month may have contributed to a local surge in cases. A study in England provided more evi

A Missed Warning About Silent Coronavirus Infections 2020-07-09 06:01:10Why an early scientific report of symptom-free cases went unheeded.

Japan’s Deadly Combination: Climate Change and an Aging 2020-07-09 05:28:37Record-breaking rains this week in the country’s southernmost main island, which have killed 62, have shown the vulnerability of people living i

How a Saber-Tooth Marsupial Blinded Us With Its 2020-07-09 05:00:21The extinct South American animal made us believe it was as fierce as a saber-tooth cat, but a new study suggests it was a mere scavenger.

U.S. Weighs Early Vaccine Access for Minorities and 2020-07-09 05:00:19When a coronavirus vaccine hits the market, it will be a key tool in putting an end to the pandemic. A federal committee is debating who in the popula

Study of 17 Million Identifies Crucial Risk Factors 2020-07-08 23:03:43The largest study yet confirms that race, ethnicity, age and gender can raise a person’s chances of dying from Covid-19.

DNA Linked to Covid-19 Was Inherited From Neanderthals, 2020-07-08 20:25:28The stretch of six genes seems to increase the risk of severe illness from the coronavirus.

Some Polynesians Carry Native American DNA, Study Finds 2020-07-08 20:04:19A new genetic study suggests that Polynesians made an epic voyage to South America 800 years ago.

In Parched Southwest, Warm Spring Renews Threat of 2020-07-08 13:23:02Rapid melting this year showed that good snowpack doesn’t necessarily translate into full reservoirs.

Is This the End of Oil and Gas 2020-07-08 12:32:14Defeats at three projects reflect increasingly sophisticated legal challenges, shifting economics and growing demands by states to fight climate chang

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New evidence of long-term volcanic, seismic risks in 2020-07-09 17:28:34An ancient European volcanic region may pose both a greater long-term volcanic risk and seismic risk to northwestern Europe than scientists had realiz

CT of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) versus CT of 2020-07-09 17:28:28A new article investigating the differences in CT findings between coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pneumonia and influenza virus pneumonia found that m

Discovery reveals how plants make cellulose for strength 2020-07-09 14:16:32The discovery unveils the molecular machinery that plants use to weave cellulose chains into cable-like structures called 'microfibrils.'

Ways to keep buildings cool with improved super 2020-07-09 14:16:29Materials scientists have demonstrated ways to make super white paint that reflects as much as 98% of incoming heat from the sun. The advance shows pr

Safer CRISPR gene editing with fewer off-target hits 2020-07-09 14:16:19The CRISPR system is a powerful tool for the targeted editing of genomes, with significant therapeutic potential, but runs the risk of inappropriately

Scientists urge caution, further assessment of ecological impacts 2020-07-09 14:16:17A new study argues that deep-sea mining poses significant risks, not only to the area immediately surrounding mining operations but also to the water

Fair justice systems need open data access 2020-07-09 14:16:14Researchers are developing an A.I. platform that provides users with access to the information and insights hidden inside federal court records, regar

Scientists trace the origin of our teeth from 2020-07-09 14:16:06Scientists have digitally 'dissected', for the first time, the most primitive jawed fish fossils with teeth found near Prague more than 100 years ag

Researchers find rise in broken heart syndrome during 2020-07-09 14:16:03Researchers have found a significant increase in patients experiencing stress cardiomyopathy, also known as broken heart syndrome, during the COVID-19

Global wildlife surveillance could provide early warning for 2020-07-09 14:16:00Researchers propose a decentralized, global wildlife biosurveillance system to identify -- before the next pandemic emerges -- animal viruses that hav

A 'regime shift' is happening in the Arctic 2020-07-09 14:15:58Scientists find the growth of phytoplankton in the Arctic Ocean has increased 57 percent over just two decades, enhancing its ability to soak up carbo

Study says inhalers OK to use amid COVID-19 2020-07-09 14:15:44Researchers find that the benefits of inhalers for asthma sufferers outweigh the risks of contracting coronavirus, following concerns raised after WHO

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Oil And Gas Pipelines Look Like Increasingly Risky 2020-07-06 18:06:33Back-to-back decisions to abandon one pipeline and deactivate another show how vulnerable these projects are, despite the White House’s support.

California Man Died From Coronavirus 1 Day After 2020-07-02 18:43:35Family members say Tommy Macias, 51, took social distancing measures in the months leading up to his death but assumed the COVID-19 threat was easing.

‘Garbage Bag’ Gowns And Flimsy Masks Among Items 2020-07-02 18:03:13“What has been supplied has been a joke, to put it kindly," one recipient said of the items meant to prevent COVID-19's spread.

As Democrats Unveil Ambitious Climate Goals, House Lawmakers 2020-07-01 09:15:07At least 59 congressional Democrats are calling on party leaders to add green provisions to a $1.5 trillion infrastructure bill.

The Sun As You've Never Seen It Before: 2020-07-01 04:36:11The video combines a decade of images from the Solar Dynamics Observatory into a single hour-long video.

Former CDC Head: Surge In Coronavirus Cases Due 2020-06-28 15:15:01"The numbers you’re seeing are just a tip of the iceberg of even more spread," warned Dr. Tom Frieden.

NASA's D.C. Headquarters Renamed For Mary W. Jackson, 2020-06-25 18:45:43Jackson, who died in 2005, was the space agency's first Black female engineer.

Siberian Heat Wave Is A 'Warning Cry' From 2020-06-25 04:15:14“This is what this heat wave is doing: It makes much more fuel available to burn, not just vegetation, but the soil as well."

The South Has Some Of The Nation’s Dirtiest 2020-06-23 10:03:34The region is primed for renewable energy. Instead, climate-change-denying utilities are switching from coal to gas.

'Massive Prehistoric Structure’ Discovered Near Stonehenge Dates To 2020-06-23 05:27:38"This astonishing discovery offers us new insights into the lives and beliefs of our Neolithic ancestors.”

I Get It. You Want To Restart Your 2020-06-22 09:00:16Her right to live outweighs your right to watch a movie without a mask.

Interior Dept. Consulted ‘Junk Science’ Troll On ‘Transparency’ 2020-06-18 19:20:45A high-ranking agency official jumped at the chance to discuss the department initiative with Steve Milloy, a zealous science denier.

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Farmers' climate change conundrum: Low yields or revenue New! 2020-07-10 00:00:00Climate change will leave some farmers with a difficult conundrum, according to a new study by researchers from Cornell University and Washington Stat

Liquid metal synthesis for better piezoelectrics: Atomically-thin tin-monosulfide New! 2020-07-10 00:00:00An RMIT-UNSW collaboration applies liquid-metal synthesis to piezoelectrics, advancing future flexible, wearable electronics, and biosensors drawing t

Commentary in Pediatrics: Children don't transmit Covid-19, schools New! 2020-07-10 00:00:00Based on one new and three recent studies, the authors of this commentary in Pediatrics conclude that children rarely transmit Covid-19, either among

Polarization of Br2 molecule in vanadium oxide cluster New! 2020-07-10 00:00:00A hemispherical vanadium oxide cluster has a cavity that can accommodate a bromine molecule. It was found that a bromine molecule trapped in the cavit

Looking at linkers helps to join the dots 2020-07-09 00:00:00Understanding the optimal process for fabricating coupled nanocrystal solids could help researchers to improve optoelectronics devices.

How vaping companies are use Instagram to market 2020-07-09 00:00:00Using artificial intelligence, researchers analysed hundreds of thousands of posts from a 6-month period last year, and found that a large portion of

Unraveling the mystery of wheat herbicide tolerance 2020-07-09 00:00:00Genetically speaking, the loaf of bread you stress-baked during the COVID-19 shutdown is more complex than you think. Wheat's 16 billion genes, organ

UQ researchers solve a 50-year-old enzyme mystery 2020-07-09 00:00:00Advanced herbicides and treatments for infection may result from the unravelling of a 50-year-old mystery by University of Queensland researchers.

Cherned up to the maximum 2020-07-09 00:00:00In topological materials, electrons can display behaviour that is fundamentally differentfrom that in 'conventional' matter, and the magnitude of ma

Our itch to share helps spread COVID-19 misinformation 2020-07-09 00:00:00A study co-authored by MIT scholars contains bad news and good news about Covid-19 misinformation -- and a new insight that may help reduce the proble

Streamlining acute malnutrition treatment brings same recovery in 2020-07-09 00:00:00A new streamlined approach to treating acute malnutrition is as effective as standard treatment but will free up funds to reach more children with lif

Oil spill clean- up gets doggone hairy 2020-07-09 00:00:00A study investigating sustainable-origin sorbent materials to clean up oil spill disasters has made a surprising discovery. Dog fur is particularly go

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