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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

Nitric Oxide-Scavenging Nanogel Could Treat Rheumatoid Arthritis 2019-06-12 14:38:22Nitric oxide (NO), a radical gas molecule produced by nitric oxide synthase, prevents high blood pressure and artery plaque build-up in the human body

Study: Pterosaurs Had Remarkable Ability to Fly from 2019-06-12 12:29:49Pterosaurs were winged flying reptiles that lived at the same time as dinosaurs, between 210 million and 65 million years ago. Previously, they were t

Researchers Discover Two New Species of Shrewlike Rats 2019-06-12 11:29:46Two new species of shrewlike rats have been discovered living in the montane and mossy forests of Luzon Island, Philippines. The two newfound species

Galaxy Zoo Volunteers Help Re-Tune ‘Hubble Tuning Fork’ 2019-06-12 08:08:34Galaxies are important building blocks of the Universe. Some are simple, while others are very complex in structure. In 1927, as one of the first step

Having Artificial Light On While Sleeping Increases Risk 2019-06-12 05:55:17Exposure to artificial light while sleeping may be a risk factor for weight gain and development of overweight or obesity, says a new study from the N

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Researchers Find Earliest Example of Merging Galaxies 2019-06-17 18:17:29An artist rendered their own view of what the merging galaxies might look like. (Credit: NAOJ) Thirteen billion years ago, two galaxies collided to

Closing In On a Non-sugar Sweetener — One 2019-06-17 18:14:38(Credit: SpeedKingz/Shutterstock) The first time someone synthesized saccharin, the artificial sweetener in Sweet’N Low, it was an accident.

SNAPSHOT: How Sediment Layers Reveal Earth's Ancient Climate 2019-06-17 18:11:49Colorized elevation map of a lakebed in New Jersey shows stripes of ancient sediment deposits. The deposits are tied to cycles of wet and dry climates

The globe just experienced its second warmest March 2019-06-17 15:11:54Overall, the global mean temperature during March through May was 1.02 °C warmer than the 1951-1980 average. This made it the second warmest such

Vaporizing Meteors are Making Clouds on Mars 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? 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

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A red tide devastated Florida marine life for 2019-06-17 18:30:00Florida’s recent red tide outbreak was devastating to marine life and the tourist industry. Researcher are trying to figure out ways to fight th

How to easily share Wi-Fi passwords 2019-06-17 17:45:03When a friend asks for your Wi-Fi password, how long is your explanation? Saying “Oh, it’s a mess of letters and numbers taped to the rout

46 percent off cast iron Cuisinart cookware and 2019-06-17 17:10:42PopSci is always on the lookout for today's best deals. Our lists will be updated throughout the day, so check back to see if stumbled upon any aweso

Protecting your household from pollution starts with one 2019-06-17 15:42:17The average American stays within four walls for almost 90% of their day, so knowing more about how your indoor environment affects your health is vit

Techathlon podcast: Secret product codenames, historical video game 2019-06-17 13:28:00Your favorite tech-based game show podcast is ready to make your week wonderful.

The moon's south pole is hiding something massive 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

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3rd Shark Attack in North Carolina This Month 2019-06-17 16:58:00Only three shark attacks were reported in the state in all of 2018, according to the International Shark Attack File. But experts say there is often y

Those Puppy Dog Eyes You Can’t Resist? Thank 2019-06-17 16:54:55Dogs have a muscle that lets them make a face to melt a human’s heart.

Soaring Temperatures Speed Up Spring Thaw on Greenland’s 2019-06-17 16:44:24Temperatures in Greenland have been as much as 40 degrees Fahrenheit above normal, helping fuel a pulse of melting across much of the ice sheet surfac

Grow Faster, Grow Stronger: Speed-Breeding Crops to Feed 2019-06-17 13:26:57Plant breeders are fast-tracking genetic improvements in food crops to keep pace with global warming and a growing human population.

How to Measure Time — From the Very 2019-06-17 13:02:53Scientists still define astronomical time in years, with some recent refinements.

So Long, Exoplanet HD 17156b. Hello ... Sauron? 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 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 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.