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Spectacled Flowerpecker: New Species of Bird Discovered 2019-10-21 07:14:03An international team of ornithologists led by by the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of Natural History has discovered and scientific

Hubble Observes Dwarf Spiral: IC 4653 2019-10-21 04:39:57The NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope has taken a beautiful picture of the dwarf spiral galaxy IC 4653. IC 4653 is located approximately 80 million ligh

Adaptive Genetic Variants from Archaic Hominins Found in 2019-10-19 07:46:17Modern individuals from the Pacific islands of Melanesia harbor adaptive copy number variants (CNVs) that they inherited from two groups of our evolut

Super Spirals Spin Faster Than Expected, Astronomers Say 2019-10-18 14:03:56Super spirals are the most massive star-forming disk galaxies in the Universe. They are much larger, brighter, and more massive than our own Milky Way

Rocky Exoplanets Often Have Earth- and Mars-Like Internal 2019-10-18 10:26:51White dwarfs are dense, burned-out remnants of normal stars. Due to their strong gravitational pull, surface atmospheres of these ancient objects shou

Nearly Complete Specimen of Saurornitholestes langstoni Unearthed in 2019-10-18 09:37:09A fossil site in Canada has yielded the best-preserved specimen of the dromaeosaurid dinosaur Saurornitholestes langstoni ever found. First scientific

ALMA Finds Gas Waterfalls in Planet-Forming Disk around 2019-10-18 07:45:28At three locations in the protoplanetary disk around HD 163296, a young star located approximately 400 light-years away in the constellation Sagittari

Giant Dinosaurs Evolved Various Brain-Cooling Mechanisms: Study 2019-10-17 14:13:33Different groups of gigantic dinosaurs had different thermoregulatory strategies to help moderate brain temperatures in the face of high heat loads, a

Archaeologists Find Personal Equipment of Bronze Age Warrior 2019-10-17 12:35:57Archaeologists have unearthed a collection of 31 metal objects, including a bronze tool with a birch handle, a knife, a chisel, bronze cylinders, and

Arapaima Fish Scales are One of Nature’s Toughest 2019-10-17 11:45:56Arapaima gigas is a large Amazonian fish (weighing up to 150 kg) living primarily in seasonal lakes infested with ferocious piranhas. The freshwater g

ALMA Spots Counter-Rotating Disks around Supermassive Black Hole 2019-10-17 08:34:42Supermassive black holes, millions to billions of times the mass of our Sun, are found at the centers of galaxies. Many of these enormous objects are

Scientists Find Antimalarial Compounds in Amazonian Acai Berries 2019-10-17 07:10:57An international team of researchers from Brazil, the United States and Sweden has found that polyphenols found in berries of the açaí p

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Some Volcanoes Create Undersea Bubbles Up to a 2019-10-18 17:02:42A plume of steam flows upward from Bogoslof volcano, a partially submerged volcano that created giant underwater bubbles when it erupted in 2017. (Cre

Ancient Middle Eastern Astrologers Recorded the Oldest-Known Evidence 2019-10-18 16:00:39(Credit: Y. Mitsuma's tracing of the photographs of H. Hayakawa) Astronomers have watched sunspots come and go on the sun’s surface for at l

Why It's So Hard to Make a Better 2019-10-18 15:56:17(Credit: Odua Images/Shutterstock) Scan the aisles of any grocery store, and you’ll find a plethora of infant formula options, all designed t

Adults Are Getting More Food Allergies. Scientists Still 2019-10-17 17:06:30Food allergies, including those to seafood, are becoming more common. (Credit: Alexander Raths/Shutterstock) All your life, you’ve delighted

NASA Reveals New Spacesuits Designed to Fit Men 2019-10-17 15:38:41These two new spacesuits will help the space agency put astronauts back on the surface of the Moon, enhance their mobility, and keep them safe along t

From 440 to 25,000: One Humpback Whale Population's 2019-10-17 15:08:03Humpback whale populations have recovered since whaling was banned, some from near extinction. (Credit: Tomas Kotouc/Shutterstock) In the late 1950

Gas Flows Like a 'Waterfall' Onto a Young 2019-10-17 14:14:24Gas "waterfalls" cascade onto a forming planet in this artist's illustration. (Credit: NRAO/AUI/NSF, S. Dagnello) Stars and their planetary syst

Beta-amyloid and Tau: What Do These Proteins Have 2019-10-17 12:50:59Two common proteins begin to spread through the brains of those with Alzheimer's. Despite decades of study, scientists still don't understand why th

Collective Behavior: A 480-Million-Year-Old Conga Line 2019-10-17 11:00:13Nearly half a billion years ago, trilobites may have been capable of some kinds of collective behavior associated with modern animals. (Credit: Vannie

This Gene Helps Explain Why Some People Can 2019-10-17 10:08:59Natural short sleepers seem to have won the genetic lottery, which allows them to thrive on very little sleep. (Credit: Shutterstock) Your sleep ne

These Desert Ants Gallop at a Blistering 108 2019-10-16 18:30:17Saharan silver ants. The insects can move at blistering speeds across fiery desert sands. (Credit: Pavel Krasensky/Shutterstock) Around noon each d

Why We've Been Hating on 'Kids These Days' 2019-10-16 14:00:21Kids these days, amiright? (Credit: aastock/Shutterstock) Ugh. Kids these days. They've got no respect. They dress all weird. They're always on t

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Ohio opioid trials end quickly with a $260-million New! 2019-10-21 18:02:00Today was meant to mark the beginning of the heavily-anticipated federal opioid trials taking place in Cleveland, Ohio. Instead, both parties reached

This $200 handheld gaming system doubles as a New! 2019-10-21 17:05:13This revamped gaming system isn't simply emulating your old Game Boy games.

Lionel train sets for every kind of locomotive New! 2019-10-21 17:05:00The best Lionel train sets available for all levels of interest.

The Forest Service wants to open 9.2 million New! 2019-10-21 15:00:00The Tongass National Forest in southeast Alaska is the largest temperate rainforest in the world and the largest national forest in the US. At almost

The best hot pot machines for cool weather New! 2019-10-21 14:58:00Multifunctional machines for a simple shabu-shabu or a hot pot and grill feast.

Stigma against polyamory could put families’ health at New! 2019-10-21 14:31:00A new study in the Canadian Medical Association Journal breaks down how polyamorous families dealt with stigma and challenges associated with giving b

High-protein alternatives to meat New! 2019-10-21 14:14:00Alternative protein sources that taste good and are better for the planet.

How to stay safe around moose New! 2019-10-21 12:51:36Moose: They’re easily among the top three of nearly every hiker’s must-see list in places like Canada and Alaska. They are massive (weighi

WiFi routers that will smarten up your entire New! 2019-10-21 12:18:36Four WiFi mesh systems that combine easy set-up with powerful signals.

K-cup coffee flavors that don’t trade taste for New! 2019-10-21 11:41:00K-Cup coffee pods that taste like the real thing.

Four stylish leather cases for the iPhone 11 New! 2019-10-21 11:16:00Our top leather iPhone cases for protection and style.

How microgrids could protect California from blackouts during New! 2019-10-21 11:02:00California’s electric utilities will only have more to worry about, as the state’s climate becomes hotter and drier, leading to more frequ

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NASA’s New Spacesuits Unveiled, for Trips to the 2019-10-15 16:41:04The agency is racing to meet President Trump’s timeline for putting American astronauts on the lunar surface by 2024.

CBD or THC? Common Drug Test Can’t Tell 2019-10-15 12:37:50Those cannabidiol-laced gummy bears may be entirely legal, but they could still get you arrested on marijuana possession charges.

The Amelia Earhart Mystery Stays Down in the 2019-10-15 12:01:44Robert Ballard’s expedition to a remote island in the South Pacific found no evidence of the vanished aviator’s plane. But the explorer an

Shrimp and Chemicals: What You Need to Know 2019-10-15 11:30:39What exactly is added to shrimp, and how can you avoid it at the store?

Using Old Cellphones to Listen for Illegal Loggers 2019-10-15 10:13:31Indonesian villagers are trying out a treetop surveillance system that uses recycled phones and artificial intelligence software to detect chain saws.

Five Reasons the Diet Soda Myth Won’t Die 2019-10-15 08:13:56Repeated studies on a health bogeyman help explain wider problems with food research.

This Fungus Mutates. That’s Good News if You 2019-10-15 06:00:10American scientists set out to simulate a fungus’s evolution into the edible mold that makes French cheeses like Camembert.

It Had the Biggest Antlers Ever Found. Were 2019-10-15 05:00:15Scientists devised “virtual crash testing” to see if an extinct deer’s colossal headgear was just for show.

An Oncologist Asks When It’s Time to Say 2019-10-15 05:00:11Azra Raza’s “The First Cell” poses hard questions about cancer treatment and end-of-life care.

Faced With a Drug Shortfall, Doctors Scramble to 2019-10-14 18:54:27A critical chemotherapy medication is in short supply, and physicians say there is no appropriate substitute.

Rx for Doctors: Stop With the Urine Tests 2019-10-14 16:14:22The tests often are positive in people without symptoms, particularly older patients. The result: overtreatment with antibiotics.

The Mystery of the Melanistic Manta Rays 2019-10-14 12:32:46Scientists are trying to work out why some manta rays have black blotches on their skin, which is uncommon in the oceans.