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Cassini Team Delivers New Findings on Saturn’s Ring New! 2019-06-17 11:26:48Although NASA’s Cassini mission ended in 2017, science continues to flow from the data collected. In a series of papers in the journal Science,

Hubble Space Telescope Sees IC 10 New! 2019-06-17 07:34:23The NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope has captured a striking new photo of the irregular galaxy IC 10. IC 10 is a member of the Local Group, a collectio

Almond Genome Sequenced New! 2019-06-17 04:45:21The domesticated almond tree (Prunus amygdalus) has been feeding humans for millennia. Derivation from the wild, bitter, and toxic almond required los

Study: Bottlenose Dolphins Form Friendships through Shared Interests 2019-06-14 15:16:47According to new research, published in the published in the Proceedings of the Royal Society B, Indo-Pacific bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops aduncus) l

Is Consciousness a Fundamental Quality of the Universe? 2019-06-14 13:45:34Scientists have long been trying to understand human consciousness — the subjective ‘stuff’ of thoughts and sensations inside our mi

Giant Cambrian Trilobite Species Unearthed in Australia 2019-06-14 11:11:40Paleontologists have unearthed fossils of a giant trilobite species that inhabited Australian waters approximately 500 million years ago (Cambrian per

Dwarf Starburst Galaxy Harbors Supermassive Black Hole 2019-06-14 08:48:40A starburst galaxy called ESO 495-21 is just 3,000 light-years across, but it harbors a black hole of about one million solar masses at its core.

Vitamin K Involved in Disablement Process in Older 2019-06-14 06:59:41Reduced levels of circulating vitamin K are linked to an increased risk of mobility limitation and disability in older adults, according to a study pu

30,000-Year-Old Head of Pleistocene Wolf Found in Siberian 2019-06-13 15:09:03A perfectly preserved head of a large wolf has been unearthed from the melting permafrost in eastern Siberia. The head of an adult wolf was found near

Dark Monopoles: Theoretical Physicists Propose New Candidate for 2019-06-13 10:36:39Professor John Terning and Dr. Christopher Verhaaren from the University of California, Davis, have a new candidate for dark matter — a dark mon

Hubble Spots Sodium Chloride on Jupiter’s Moon Europa 2019-06-13 08:21:05Astronomers using the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope have discovered that the yellow color visible on portions of the surface of Europa, the second G

Scientists Sequence Spider Glue Genes 2019-06-13 07:07:24Researchers have published the first-ever complete sequences of two genes that allow spiders to produce glue, a modified version of silk that keeps a

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Vaporizing Meteors are Making Clouds on Mars New! 2019-06-17 11:00:32These clouds snapped by the Curiosity rover on Mars are much lower and thicker than the meteor-generated clouds the study looked at. (Credit: NASA/JPL

What's So Special About Our Moon, Anyway? New! 2019-06-17 10:41:05Moonrise over the Wasatch Mountains. NASA. This summer is really the summer of the Moon. As we approach the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 landi

Could the Big Bang be Wrong? 2019-06-15 16:02:24A short history of the universe since the time of the Big Bang. We can directly observe more than 13 billion years of change, but the beginning itself

How Apollo Astronauts Didn’t Get Lost Going to 2019-06-15 10:01:56A mockup of the Apollo Guidance Computer that navigated Apollo's way to the Moon. MIT Library. Driving, say, to a friend’s house, we usually

Light Pollution From Satellites Will Get Worse. But 2019-06-14 17:30:21An artist's depiction of space junk. (Credit: ESA) SpaceX’s ambitious Starlink project could eventually launch more than 10,000 satellit

Human Skull Trophies Help Uncover the Maya's Mysterious 2019-06-14 17:29:21Temple 1 at the ancient Maya city of Tikal in Guatemala. (Credit: Rob Crandall/Shutterstock) Two trophy skulls, recently discovered by archaeologis

Stepping Up the Search for Intermediate-Mass Black Holes 2019-06-14 14:00:33Astronomers think the galaxy NGC1313 may be home to an intermediate-mass black hole. Credit: Gemini Observatory/AURA) (Inside Science) -- If you ha

Did Dark Matter Punch a Hole in the 2019-06-14 12:00:22An artist's rendition shows the dark matter halo (blue) that astronomers believe surrounds the Milky Way. (Credit: ESO/L. Calçada) A massiv

As the Hunt Drags Out, Physicists Start Searching 2019-06-14 09:00:07The Large Underground Xenon experiment in South Dakota is one of many projects searching for dark matter and coming up empty. (Credit: LUX Collaborati

As Pollinator Populations Drop, Hoverflies May Offer Britain 2019-06-13 17:45:57A hoverfly on a cluster of yellow mustard flowers. (Credit: Dave Hansche/Shutterstock) Billions of hoverflies from Europe descend on southern Brita

The Milky Way Has Battle Scars from Colliding 2019-06-13 17:30:05Our Milky Way, shown here in an artist's concept, has strange "ripples" in its outlying regions. New research indicates those ripples were caused b

Two Hours in Nature Each Week Could Be 2019-06-13 17:12:52(Credit: photo-nic.co.uk nic/Unsplash) By now, you probably know that spending time in nature — hiking through a forest, walking through a pa

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Grow Faster, Grow Stronger: Speed-Breeding Crops to Feed New! 2019-06-17 12:52:53Plant breeders are fast-tracking genetic improvements in food crops to keep pace with global warming and a growing human population.

So Long, Exoplanet HD 17156b. Hello ... Sauron? New! 2019-06-17 12:01:53Astronomers have announced a global contest to rename dozens of extrasolar planets. The nominees are pouring in.

Drug Prices Are a Populist Campaign Issue. Here New! 2019-06-17 10:36:25After years of public outrage, some bipartisan solutions are emerging. But whether they will make it through a divided Washington is still unclear.

In the Bronze Age, Bagels Were Tiny New! 2019-06-17 05:13:40Archaeologists have identified remnants of small, round dough rings at an excavation site in Austria. But no cream cheese.

That Sleep Tracker Could Make Your Insomnia Worse 2019-06-16 23:04:39Apps and trackers can flood users with confusing data, doctors say. Some warn against orthosomnia, an obsession with “perfect” sleep.

This Town Comes Alive Once a Year, as 2019-06-16 18:03:37More than 70,000 snakes slither out of dens to breed each spring at a Manitoba wildlife area, and thousands of people just can’t keep away from

Breast Milk Is Teeming With Bacteria — That’s 2019-06-16 10:20:57Breast-fed milk may nourish a baby’s microbiome in ways that bottled breast milk can’t.

Bats, Not Dogs, Are the Most Common Source 2019-06-16 10:20:56In the United States, if you get bitten by a bat, get rabies shots.

For the Third Time, W.H.O. Declines to Declare 2019-06-15 00:01:31Even with more than 1,400 dead, the W.H.O. says the risk of the disease spreading beyond the region remains low and declaring an emergency could have

Bastion of Anti-Vaccine Fervor: Progressive Waldorf Schools 2019-06-14 23:51:39Opposition to vaccines on the left is increasingly worrying the authorities. At one progressive school, 60 percent of the 300 students were not vaccin

Drug Makers Sue to Block Requirement for Listing 2019-06-14 23:37:42The rule, set to take effect July 9, is one of the most visible efforts by the Trump administration to try to address high drug prices.

Eager to Limit Exemptions to Vaccination, States Face 2019-06-14 14:08:09Legislators trying to curb the numbers of unvaccinated children have been met with vigorous opposition from upset parents.

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The moon's south pole is hiding something massive New! 2019-06-17 12:00:00It’s been 50 years since Apollo 11, but our knowledge of the moon is still remarkably scant. We’ve only just scratched the surface of what

How to find what software your phone is 2019-06-16 13:30:00Wondering whether you're running the latest version of Android or iOS? Here's how to find out, and why you should.

TaylorMade's new drivers start out too fast for 2019-06-16 12:07:56TaylorMade's new club aims to make the golf ball move as fast as possible.

14 Uber and Lyft tips to make your 2019-06-15 14:15:00Find out how to split fares, save money, get picked up faster, and more with our collection of tips for Uber and Lyft.

More electric cars means more mining, but recycling 2019-06-14 22:00:00To get to a future  where we don’t need to dig oil out of the ground— companies will need to dig a whole lot of metal out of the gro

Listen to the soothing sounds of an explosive 2019-06-14 19:05:28Whether you think videos of people whispering into high-quality microphones are creepy or soothing, you’ve probably never seen ASMR content as e

Last week in tech: Google’s Pixel 4 Smartphone, 2019-06-14 17:59:05Be sure to listen to the Techathlon podcast while you're at it.

The best gear for event photographers 2019-06-14 16:15:11It’s officially outdoor event season. Here are nine things that we’ll be bringing along to our shoots.

These gut enzymes could save lives by converting 2019-06-14 16:07:00Type O blood, known as the universal donor, can be safely given to anyone in need. That’s unlike types A, B, and AB, which can only be infused i

How to make your outdoor gear last longer 2019-06-14 13:35:20When it comes to quality outdoor gear, every piece is an investment. It’s not always necessary to trash it and drop a bunch of cash on a new mod

Plastic bags are still bad for the environment, 2019-06-14 12:00:00An environmentally-conscious shopper might feel overwhelmed when they try to weigh the pros and cons of alternatives like polypropylene, polyester, an

Cutting back on beef can lengthen your lifespan, 2019-06-13 19:39:42By now you know you're not supposed to eat much red meat. But it's hard to turn down a steak without knowing just how much good that will do.