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Hungarian Researchers Claim to See Biosignatures in Martian 2019-04-04 13:54:24ALH-77005, a Martian rock found in Antarctica, contains numerous mineralized ‘biosignatures,’ including coccoidal, filamentous structures

Mathematicians Develop New Algorithm for Multiplying Large Numbers 2019-04-04 11:18:18A team of mathematicians from the University of New South Wales in Australia and the L’École Polytechnique in France has solved a decades

Maritime Hunter-Gatherers in Northern Europe Were Growing Wheat 2019-04-04 08:12:23An international team of archaeologists has unearthed 5,000-year-old grains of barley and wheat at the sites of the Pitted Ware culture in Sweden and

Malagasy Giant Stick Insects Play with Colors 2019-04-04 07:13:54In two new species of giant stick insects from the dry forests of Madagascar, males turn blue or multicolored at sexual maturity. The two newly-discov

Study: One Hour a Week of Brisk Walking 2019-04-04 04:46:45According to a study published in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine, just one hour a week of brisk walking staves off disability in older ad

Researchers Reconstruct Evolutionary History of Passerines 2019-04-03 13:21:45An international team of scientists has reconstructed the tree of life for all major lineages of passerines (perching birds). The team, led by Louisia

Methane on Mars: New Discovery or Just Lot 2019-04-03 10:31:48The discovery of life on Mars would get pretty much everyone excited. But the scientists hunting for it would probably be happy no matter what the out

66-Million-Year-Old Fossil Site Preserves Animals Killed within Minutes 2019-04-03 08:00:20At a site dubbed Tanis in North Dakota’s Hell Creek Formation, paleontologists have unearthed an assemblage of exquisitely-preserved fossilized

Phyjama: Smart Pajama with Self-Powered Sensors Could Help 2019-04-03 07:13:14A team of researchers led by University of Massachusettes Amherst’s Dr. Trisha Andrew has developed ‘smart’ pajamas embedded with se

Scientists Sequence Genomes of English Walnut and Its 2019-04-02 14:30:50A research team led by scientists from the University of California, Davis, has used a unique approach to sequence the genomes of the English walnut (

Physicists Create ‘Featherweight’ Oxygen 2019-04-02 11:42:15A team of nuclear physicists from the Washington University, St. Louis, Michigan State University, Western Michigan University and the University of C

Significant River Runoff Persisted on Mars for More 2019-04-02 09:37:12Mars is dry today, but numerous ancient rivers are found across the planet’s surface and their existence is a challenge to models of planetary c

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The Event Horizon Telescope May Soon Release First-Ever 2019-04-01 18:30:16No, you can’t actually take a picture of a black hole. But astronomers have promised to do the next best thing: To image the seething chaos just

Dark Matter is Real. "Dark Matter" is a 2019-04-01 14:18:40Astronomers have been grappling with the mystery of dark matter for a long time, and I mean a looong time. The history of dark-matter investigations g

The Grandmother Hypothesis Could Explain Why Women Live 2019-04-01 14:00:08From an evolutionary perspective, the point of life is to procreate and pass on genes. That’s why most animals keep reproducing until their deat

Astronomers Discover a Second Galaxy Without Dark Matter 2019-04-01 13:00:03One year ago, astronomers announced their surprise discovery a galaxy almost entirely devoid of dark matter. As the first galaxy ever f

Astronomers Finally Confirm Methane on Mars 2019-04-01 12:25:58Researchers have independently confirmed, for the first time, the detection of methane on Mars. For fifteen years, various research groups have claime

Science Uncovers the Secrets of Tennessee Whiskey 2019-04-01 11:30:32Champagne is only champagne if it’s made in its namesake region in France, Scotch is exclusively distilled and matured in Scotland, and a &ldquo

There's a Ticking Time Bomb in the Constellation 2019-03-31 21:52:52I'm a longtime fan of cosmic disaster scenarios. Not because I'm particularly gloomy (according to my friends and family, I'm actually more of a go

Colorado River Basin states agree on ‘pain-sharing’ plan 2019-03-30 14:47:34But the stop-gap measure, now before Congress, includes a provision that some regard as a major step backward For the 40 million people who depend o

Book Review: Building a Foundation in Environmental Citizen 2019-03-29 20:03:29Dickinson, Janis L. & Bonney, Rick. (eds). Citizen Science: Public Participation in Environmental Research. Cornell University Press, 2012. 279 pa

Here's What Scientists Hope to Learn as LIGO 2019-03-29 17:09:40After a year of downtime to perform hardware upgrades, the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory (LIGO) is ready for action and will tur

Hunting Cosmic Fireworks in the Magellanic Clouds 2019-03-29 16:45:23The Large Magellanic Cloud (LMC) and the Small Magellanic Cloud (SMC) are two of the most stunning naked-eye sights you can spot i

The Case for Trident: NASA's Shrinking Window for 2019-03-29 16:15:06The last and only time astronomers got a close look at Neptune’s moon Triton was in 1989, when Voyager 2 sped by, taking images of just one side

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Apocalypse Next? Astronomers Find a Chunk of Planet 2019-04-04 15:05:14A disk of debris around a faraway white dwarf offers a glimpse of our own planet’s eventual fate.

The Price for ‘Predatory’ Publishing? $50 Million 2019-04-04 14:45:01The Federal Trade Commission accused Omics International, a publisher in India, of operating hundreds of questionable scientific journals. A federal j

Russia Says It Will Try to Free Almost 2019-04-04 14:38:24Russian officials brought in two famous ocean experts, Jean-Michel Cousteau and Charles Vinick, to help determine how to release the young mammals.

Trilobites: How Seals Took to the Seas 2019-04-04 14:03:47By comparing the bones of ancient and contemporary seals, researchers say a particular biting style helped the marine mammals’ landlubber ancest

We Fact-Checked President Trump’s Dubious Claims on the 2019-04-04 13:58:57It’s no secret that Mr. Trump dislikes wind power. But he's stepped up his attacks lately with new false claims.

Cancer’s Trick for Dodging the Immune System 2019-04-04 11:10:11In a study of tumors in mice, scientists may have learned why immunotherapy doesn’t work in many patients and what might be done to boost its ef

Israel’s Beresheet Lunar Lander Moves Into Moon Orbit 2019-04-04 10:55:41Next week, the robotic probe built by the nonprofit SpaceIL is to attempt to land on the lunar surface.

Trump’s Pick for Interior Dept. Continued Lobbying After 2019-04-04 10:41:16An invoice and other documents indicate that the nominee, David Bernhardt, continued to lobby after he filed official papers promising that he would n

Israel Wants to Land on the Moon. First 2019-04-04 10:38:33“It’s not a complex maneuver. It’s just not a time to have a sudden small problem. We’ll be nervous.”

Feature: How A.S.M.R. Became a Sensation 2019-04-04 10:16:39The brain-tingling feeling was a hard-to-describe psychological oddity. Until, suddenly, it was a YouTube phenomenon.

Eat Your Veggies: Study Finds Poor Diets Linked 2019-04-04 07:30:29A study in The Lancet found that in 2017, 11 million premature deaths were linked to diets short on fruits, vegetables and whole grains.

Risky Stem-Cell Treatments Come Under F.D.A. Scrutiny — 2019-04-03 23:40:21Warning that unapproved stem-cell treatments put patients at risk, the F.D.A. is notifying clinics and manufacturers that flout its rules.

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Heavy metal planet fragment survives destruction from dead 2019-04-04 14:36:54A fragment of a planet that has survived the death of its star has been discovered by astronomers in a disc of debris formed from destroyed planets, w

Poverty leaves a mark on our genes 2019-04-04 13:54:33In this study, researchers found evidence that poverty can become embedded across wide swaths of the genome. They discovered that lower socioeconomic

Using a promiscuous inhibitor to uncover cancer drug 2019-04-04 13:46:58Scientists have developed a method that exploits the multitargeted nature of a chemical inhibitor to pinpoint vulnerabilities within cancer cells.

To keep the creative juices flowing, employees should 2019-04-04 13:25:34Though most firms today embrace a culture of criticism, when supervisors and peers dispense negative feedback it can actually stunt the creative proce

Severe psychological distress and daily cannabis use: Implications 2019-04-04 13:25:32Daily cannabis use increased significantly from 2008 to 2016 among those with and without past-month serious psychological distress (SPD) and use amon

Vitamin B12 is identified as the inhibitor of 2019-04-04 12:48:18Parkinson's is the most common, chronic neurodegenerative movement disorder affecting 1% of the global population over seventy years of age. Right no

Post-wildfire step-pool streams 2019-04-04 12:48:15Steps and pools are among the most stable and functionally important features in the mountain river landscape. Their stability is important for dissip

Children should help choose the charities their schools 2019-04-04 12:48:13Children as young as four should be given more autonomy to help choose the charities their schools and families support, according to new research.

Mutations in human livers can promote tissue regeneration 2019-04-04 12:48:10Researchers have identified genetic mutations that accumulate in the adult liver that can promote regeneration in the context of chronic liver damage.

New PET imaging biomarker could better predict progression 2019-04-04 12:48:08Researchers have discovered a way to better predict progression of Alzheimer's disease. A study utilizing positron emission tomography to image micro

Visualization strategies may backfire on consumers pursuing health 2019-04-04 12:48:05Using visualization as motivation is a common technique for achieving goals, but consumers who are pursuing health goals such as eating healthy or los

Molecules with strong anti-Zika virus potential 2019-04-04 12:48:02Scientists have created a molecule with both strong anti-Zika properties and low toxicity to animal cells.

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