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TESS Detects Exocomets in Beta Pictoris System 2019-05-20 10:51:22NASA’s Transiting Exoplanets Survey Satellite (TESS) has spotted the long tails of extrasolar comets orbiting the very young star beta Pictoris.

Researchers Find Blood Flow Command Center in Brain 2019-05-20 09:02:52A research team led by Florey Institute of Neuroscience & Mental Health and Macquarie University scientists has discovered a group of cells in the

NASA Releases Stunning Photo of Messier 90 2019-05-20 06:26:55NASA has released a beautiful image snapped by the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope of the spiral galaxy Messier 90. Messier 90 lies approximately 60 m

Researchers Develop Wearable Cooling and Heating Patch 2019-05-20 05:10:11A team of researchers at the University of California, San Diego, has designed and demonstrated a wearable patch with long-term, energy-efficient cool

Chimps Use Tools to Excavate Underground Food, Study 2019-05-17 14:38:36Naïve chimpanzees are able to spontaneously use tools in order to excavate underground food, according to a new study, published in the journal P

Bedbugs Arose 115 Million Years Ago, Roamed Earth 2019-05-17 11:34:59Bedbugs are blood-sucking parasites in the family Cimicidae. A multinational research team led by University of Sheffield, the University Museum Berge

Hubble Sees Strange Result of Recent Galactic Collision 2019-05-17 08:43:24The NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope has produced a beautiful image of NGC 4485, an irregular galaxy located in the constellation Canes Venatici, about

Adults 50+ Who Regularly Take Part in Word 2019-05-17 06:43:59The more regularly adults aged 50 and over played puzzles such as crosswords and Sudoku, the better their brain function, according to new research le

Yutu-2 Rover Finds Lunar Mantle Minerals on the 2019-05-16 14:05:32China’s Chang’E-4 lander recently touched down in Von Karman — a 112-mile (180 km) wide crater located within an even larger impact

Study: Last Common Ancestor of Neanderthals and Modern 2019-05-16 11:10:14A new study that analyzed dental evolutionary rates in early Neanderthals from Sima de los Huesos, a cave site in Atapuerca Mountains, Spain, found th

Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter Completes 60,000 Loops around Red 2019-05-16 08:31:52NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO) has been in the Martian orbit for 13 years, and just completed 60,000 trips around the planet. Since en

Blueberry Anthocyanins May Reduce Blood Pressure 2019-05-16 07:54:53Compounds in blueberries may help to improve blood vessel function and reduce systolic blood pressure, according to a new study published in the Journ

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Hubble Spies a Galaxy Deformed and Rejuvenated by 2019-05-17 12:20:27A cosmic hit-and-run some 30 million light-years away has left one galaxy with an identity crisis. For billions of years, the now-irregular NGC 4485

Processed Foods, Regardless Of Nutrition, Still Cause Weight 2019-05-17 10:49:11You probably already had a feeling you should skip the vending machine for an afternoon snack. But it turns out ultra-processed foods are even wo

O'Neill Colonies: A Decades-Long Dream for Settling Space 2019-05-16 18:00:40Last week, Amazon founder Jeff Bezos revealed his spaceship company's new lunar lander, dubbed Blue Moon, and he spelled out a bo

Beyond Harmful Gas: The Future of Refrigeration May 2019-05-16 17:58:20(Inside Science) -- Refrigeration has been around for about 100 years, but hasn’t changed much in that time. A time traveller from the early 190

Frenchie Breathing Problems Run Deeper Than Smushed Faces 2019-05-16 17:47:03Who can resist a smooshed nose, wrinkly wide grin, and buggy eyes? Flat-faced dog breeds like bulldogs and pugs have become the popular “it

New Horizons Reveals Ultima Thule's Quiet, Lonesome Past 2019-05-16 17:00:41After New Horizons streaked past Pluto in 2015, its main task was over, but it still had work to do. On New Year’s Day of 2019, it made a flyby

On Islands, Tons of Plastic Trash Is Likely 2019-05-16 13:04:44We all know our plastic problem is out of control. So far, humans have produced more than 8.3 billion metric tons of plastic, and that number is only

MRI Scans During Birth Show How a Baby's 2019-05-15 18:08:39Don't get a big head, your mother may have told you. That's good advice, but it comes too late for most of us. Humans have had big heads, relatively

Tonight's SpaceX Starlink Launch Could be the Start 2019-05-15 16:30:33Tonight, SpaceX will launch the first flock of their Starlink satellites to space. These are the vanguard of what CEO Elon Musk hopes will eventually

NASA Names 2024 Moon Mission 'Artemis,' Asks Congress 2019-05-15 16:30:28On Monday night, NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine announced the space agency has named its planned mission to put humans back on the lunar surface:

Scientists Discover Hawaiian 'Supercorals' Thriving In Warm, Acidic 2019-05-15 16:10:32Climate change is decimating coral reefs. As humans put greenhouse gasses into Earth's atmosphere, they warm the planet before settling back down int

China's Lunar Rover Finds Ancient Rocks in Moon's 2019-05-15 15:15:26Since January, China's Chang’e-4 mission – an orbiter and a rover – has been exploring the far side of the moon, particul

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E.P.A. Plans to Get Thousands of Deaths Off 2019-05-20 14:32:17The E.P.A. plans to change the way air pollution health risks are calculated in a way that would sharply lower estimated deaths from new, looser rules

Q&A: I Have the Tree. Where’s the Grapefruit? 2019-05-20 12:30:08Grapefruit trees need light, bees — and a temperature gradient.

Trilobites: Peering Beneath a Source of El Capitan’s 2019-05-20 12:10:18Thermal imaging reveals surprisingly little “glue” between the famous rock’s face and sheets that are peeling off it.

Why High-Class People Get Away With Incompetence 2019-05-20 12:04:47People who came from higher social classes were more likely to have an inflated sense of their skills, a new study found. This overconfidence was inte

‘Earthworm Dilemma’ Has Climate Scientists Racing to Keep 2019-05-20 08:49:33Worms are wriggling into Earth’s northernmost forests, creating major unknowns for climate-change models.

Fighting Ebola When Mourners Fight the Responders 2019-05-20 00:00:04An Ebola outbreak in eastern Congo — the second-largest in history — is escalating in part because locals don’t trust health workers

Deadly Germs, Lost Cures: Citrus Farmers Facing Deadly 2019-05-19 20:29:15In its decision to approve two drugs for orange and grapefruit trees, the E.P.A. largely ignored objections from the C.D.C. and the F.D.A., which fear

What Does It Really Mean to Be 6 2019-05-19 11:07:13So-called ‘heartbeat’ legislation restricting abortion as early as six weeks into pregnancy has started a conversation about when most wom

‘Knitting Is Coding’ and Yarn Is Programmable in 2019-05-19 04:18:34For Elisabetta Matsumoto, knot theory is knit theory.

In Cities Where It Once Reigned, Heroin Is 2019-05-18 05:00:09The rise of the more potent fentanyl in its place has put a generation of older users, who had managed their addiction, at far greater risk of overdos

Facebook’s A.I. Whiz Now Faces the Task of 2019-05-17 09:03:59Facebook has heralded artificial intelligence as a solution to its toxic content problems. Mike Schroepfer, its chief technology officer, says it won&

Investigators Urge E.P.A. to Pursue Scott Pruitt for 2019-05-17 01:31:25The E.P.A.’s inspector general found that Mr. Pruitt, the former head of the agency, had spent funds “without sufficient justification.&rd

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These are the top 10 landmarks in the 2019-05-20 09:00:05Little appreciated but vastly important, metrology celebrates a long history with the adoption of new definitions for key units.

The kilogram just got a revamp. A unit 2019-05-20 07:00:05After years of preparation, new definitions for the basic units of mass, temperature and more have now gone into effect.

This early sauropod went from walking on four 2019-05-20 05:00:05A new computer analysis shows how Mussaurus patagonicus’s weight shifted toward its hips as it grew, confirming fossil hints of how its gait cha

How allergens in pollen help plants do more 2019-05-19 08:00:06A plant’s view of what humans call allergens in pollen grains involves a lot of crucial biology. And sex.

Key parts of a fruit fly’s genetic makeup 2019-05-17 12:05:50Jumping genes may make it possible to divvy up chromosomes.

An experiment hints at quantum entanglement inside protons 2019-05-17 11:18:12Particles inside protons seem to be linked on a scale smaller than a trillionth of a millimeter.

Vaccines may help bats fight white nose syndrome 2019-05-17 07:00:06Researchers are developing an oral vaccine that helps little brown bats survive the fungal disease white nose syndrome.

Does eating ultraprocessed food affect weight gain? It’s 2019-05-16 16:21:48Laying off ultraprocessed foods and switching to whole foods may help some people manage their weight, a small study finds.

Some dog breeds may have trouble breathing because 2019-05-16 14:00:00Norwich terriers don’t have flat snouts, but can suffer the same wheezing as bulldogs. It turns out that a gene mutation tied to swelling could

Bloodthirsty bedbugs have feasted on prey for 100 2019-05-16 13:47:09Research sheds light on the evolutionary history of the bloodsucking bedbugs. The first species evolved at least as early as the Cretaceous, scientist

Fossil teeth push the human-Neandertal split back to 2019-05-15 14:00:05A study of fossilized teeth shifts the age of the last common ancestor between Neandertals and humans.

China’s lunar rover may have found minerals from 2019-05-15 13:00:05The Chang’e-4 mission spotted material on the lunar surface that appears to contain bits originating from the moon’s interior.

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Eastern forests shaped more by Native Americans' burning 2019-05-21 16:24:43Native Americans' use of fire to manage vegetation in what is now the Eastern United States was more profound than previously believed, according to

Mathematicians revive abandoned approach to Riemann Hypothesis 2019-05-21 16:24:41Many ways to approach the Riemann Hypothesis have been proposed during the past 150 years, but none of them have led to conquering the most famous ope

Potential breakthrough in understanding tumor dormancy 2019-05-21 16:24:39Scientists may have uncovered a primary method through which cancer cells exist undetected in an organism and received more than $1 million to investi

Developing biosecurity tool to detect genetically engineered organisms 2019-05-21 16:24:37If a genetically or synthetically engineered organism gets into the environment, how will we tell it apart from the millions of naturally occurring mi

With a hop, a skip and a jump, 2019-05-21 16:24:36First unveiled in 2016, Salto the jumping robot stands at little less than a foot, but can vault over three times its height in a single bound. Now re

Flamingoes, elephants and sharks: How do blind adults 2019-05-21 16:24:34They've never seen animals like hippos and sharks but adults born blind have rich insight into what they look like, a new study found.

Ammonium fertilized early life on Earth 2019-05-21 16:24:32New research demonstrates that ammonium was a vital source of nitrogen for early life on Earth.

Geneticists continue to unravel how genes impact drug 2019-05-21 16:24:30Research is revealing new insights into how genes impact drug use and addiction through a novel study of susceptibility to the effects of cocaine and

Strain enables new applications of 2D materials 2019-05-21 16:24:28Superconductors' never-ending flow of electrical current could provide new options for energy storage and superefficient electrical transmission and

Extreme draining of reservoir aids young salmon and 2019-05-21 16:24:25A new study finds that the low-cost, extreme draining of a reservoir in Oregon aided downstream migration of juvenile chinook salmon -- and led to the

Children with cancer wait an average of 6.5 2019-05-21 16:24:23An analysis of 117 cancer drugs approved by the US FDA over a 20-year period finds the drugs took a median of 6.5 years to go from the first clinical

Dawn-to-sunset fasting suggests potential new treatment for obesity-related 2019-05-21 13:56:49Fasting from dawn to sunset for 30 days increased levels of proteins that play a crucial role in improving insulin resistance and protecting against t

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Joe Biden Looks To Revive Obama's Climate Plan. 2019-05-10 14:01:17The 2020 Democratic candidate's plan to tackle the climate crisis, which he’s called an “existential” threat, reportedly includes a

Wanted: Digital Whizzes To Work In Agriculture 2019-05-10 12:51:10The challenge: convincing students that there is more to agriculture than farming.

The Baby Name Harvey Is Tanking In Popularity 2019-05-10 11:16:42Social Security Administration data suggests Hurricane Harvey and Harvey Weinstein did not do the name any favors.

'Wild Kingdom' Host Jim Fowler Dead At 89 2019-05-10 02:45:15The wildlife expert co-hosted Mutual of Omaha’s “Wild Kingdom” with Marlin Perkins beginning in 1963.

Scientists Just Discovered A Bizarre Deep-Sea Tubeworm Off 2019-05-08 15:28:12The expedition's chief scientist called it a "serendipitous" find.

Oregon Advances Bill To End Vaccine Exemptions Amid 2019-05-07 15:27:28The state has the highest kindergarten vaccine exemption rate in the country. Democrats want to change that.

Microplastics Have Invaded Some Of The Planet’s Most 2019-05-07 05:45:38Plastic trash is everywhere. And it's not going away.

Scientists Discover Rich Trove Of Ancient Mind-Altering Drugs 2019-05-07 01:07:59Feed your head: Cocaine and ayahuasca compounds were likely used by shamans during funerary rituals, researchers say.

Landmark HIV Study Finds That Treatment Lowers Virus 2019-05-03 15:36:51There is “effectively zero” chance of spreading the virus that causes AIDS if infected patients receive antiretroviral treatment, research

Jay Inslee Unveils Ambitious Green New Deal-Style Climate 2019-05-03 08:00:16The Washington governor's first presidential policy is a direct challenge to 2020 rival Beto O'Rourke, who released his own climate plan this week.

NASA Says Faulty-Aluminum Scam Ruined 2 Missions, Cost 2019-05-02 16:42:14A subcontractor in Portland, Oregon, admitted to knowingly lying about the quality of its material for nearly two decades.

Rangers Find 3-Eyed Snake In Australian Outback 2019-05-02 13:02:14The baby snake was named -- what else? Monty Python.

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Aspirin green light for brain bleed stroke patients, 2019-05-22 00:00:00People who suffer a stroke caused by bleeding in the brain -- known as brain haemorrhage -- can take common medicines without raising their risk of an

Long-lived roundworms help identify new anti-aging compounds among 2019-05-22 00:00:00Researchers from Gero, Skolkovo Institute of Science and Technology (Skoltech), Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology (MIPT), and University of A

Poor semen quality in Switzerland 2019-05-22 00:00:00A marked decrease in sperm count has been observed. And in Switzerland? Researchers (UNIGE) have undertaken the first nationwide assessment of the sem

The top 25 medical lab tests around the 2019-05-22 00:00:00A recent study can help governments understand which diagnostic laboratory tests are most important when developing universal health coverage systems.

Prison-based college presents challenges, but can succeed, study 2019-05-22 00:00:00Interest in prison-based education has grown in recent years as an approach to reduce recidivism and improve the future of people who are incarcerated

A light matter: Understanding the Raman dance of 2019-05-22 00:00:00Scientists at Tokyo Institute of Technology and Keio University investigated the excitation and detection of photogenerated coherent phonons in polar

Civil War plant medicines blast drug-resistant bacteria in 2019-05-22 00:00:00A new study based on a mostly forgotten guide to medicinal plants, 'Resources of the Southern Fields and Forests,' focuses on three of the plants an

Exercise may help teens sleep longer, more efficiently 2019-05-22 00:00:00Getting more exercise than normal -- or being more sedentary than usual -- for one day is enough to affect sleep later that night. Researchers found t

A new genetic tool to modify and understand 2019-05-22 00:00:00CNIC scientists have developed a new genetic tool that significantly facilitates the study of gene function in physiological conditions and disease.

Global study of urban poor links childhood adversity 2019-05-22 00:00:00In poor urban areas around the world, exposure to adverse events as children -- including physical and emotional neglect, violence, and sexual abuse -

First states to expand Medicaid saw larger screening 2019-05-22 00:00:00The five states and District of Columbia that first adopted Medicaid expansion saw larger increases in cancer screening than those states that did not

Veterans with depression and/or PTSD more likely to 2019-05-22 00:00:00Veterans with PTSD and/or depression were more likely to use cardiac rehabilitation services.A large study offers new evidence that mental health diso

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