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Immune Cells Congregate and Coordinate with Neighbors to 2020-02-13 15:43:38Scientists have long known that immune cells migrate to the site of an infection, which individuals experience as inflammation. Now, a team of researc

Two Glycopeptide Antibiotics Have Never-Before-Seen Way to Kill 2020-02-13 14:50:01Two members of a new class of glycopeptide antibiotics — the previously known glycopeptide antibiotic complestatin and a newly-discovered compou

Giant Bacteriophages Bridge Gap between Living Microbes and 2020-02-13 10:49:12Bacteriophages — viruses that infect bacteria — are considered distinct from cellular life owing to their inability to carry out most biol

99-Million-Year-Old Bee Found Encased in Burmese Amber 2020-02-13 09:30:52In a paper published online in the journal Palaeodiversity, Oregon State University’s Professor George Poinar Jr. described a new family, genus

Astronomers Discover Nearest-Known Newborn Gas Giant 2020-02-13 08:14:53Astronomers using data from ESA’s Gaia star-mapping satellite have discovered a newborn gaseous exoplanet closer to Earth than any other of simi

Opossums are Main Pollinators for Strange Fungus-Like Plant 2020-02-12 16:07:06Scybalium fungiforme is a little-known fungus-like plant species of the family Balanophoraceae. It has bunches of tiny pale flowers that are surrounde

NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory Celebrates Decade of Watching 2020-02-12 14:14:49In February 2020, NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO) is celebrating its 10th year in space. SDO launched on February 11, 2010, on an Atlas

Astronomers Find Three Massive Exoplanets Orbiting Evolved Star 2020-02-12 10:40:27Using data from NASA’s Kepler/K2 mission and several ground-based instruments, astronomers have discovered a planetary system with three transit

Bioengineers Testing Smart Insulin Patch 2020-02-12 09:47:18A team of U.S. bioengineers has developed a glucose-responsive insulin patch that could one day monitor and manage glucose levels in people with diabe

Long-Period Giant Planets Form Differently than Brown Dwarfs, 2020-02-12 07:46:29Using the 10-m Keck II telescope at the W.M. Keck Observatory and Subaru Telescope, a team of astronomers has studied the orbits of 27 long-period gia

Human Coronaviruses Can Remain Infectious on Inanimate Surfaces 2020-02-11 15:13:16According to a review of previous studies, published online February 6, 2020 in the Journal of Hospital Infection, human coronaviruses such as Severe

Female Burrunan Dolphins Form Social Clusters: Study 2020-02-11 12:06:01Like giraffes, lions, hyenas and grey kangaroos, female Burrunan dolphins (Tursiops australis), a species of bottlenose dolphin endemic to southern Au

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Upstairs-Downstairs: Images of Iceland, From the Ground and 2020-02-16 14:00:00Iceland is one of the few places on Earth where you can walk along a mid-ocean ridge.

Is There Gravity in Space? 2020-02-16 08:00:00Gravity is everywhere, even in space.

These 5 Valentine’s Day Science Projects Will Nurture 2020-02-14 17:00:00This Valentine's Day, cuddle up with these five citizen science projects -- and one book -- that we love. From watching bumble bees to hunting flower

Does the Universe Need Dark Matter to Form 2020-02-14 17:00:00Theory has long said you can't form galaxies without dark matter. A recent paper questions that assumption.

Do You Smell Your Romantic Partner's Clothes? You're 2020-02-14 16:15:00A study finds the scent of a romantic partner can actually help reduce stress and improve sleep.

Scientists Find a Mysterious 'Ghost Lineage' In the 2020-02-14 16:15:00Researchers find evidence that a group of still-unknown humans interbred with our ancestors.

Archaeologists Have Long Sought — But Never Found 2020-02-14 14:15:00Humans invented the wheel over 5,000 years ago, but where it first originated is a mystery.

Fossil Eggshells Suggest All Dinosaurs May Have Been 2020-02-14 14:00:00New analysis reveals body temps in same range as modern birds.

Betelgeuse is Dimming and Changing Shape, New Image 2020-02-14 13:15:00The nearby red supergiant has been dimming for a while now, but its exact fate is still unknown.

What Will a Betelgeuse Supernova Look Like From 2020-02-14 11:30:00Astronomers simulated what humans will see on Earth when the star Betelgeuse explodes as a supernova sometime in the next 100,000 years. 

How Do Stars Produce and Release Energy? 2020-02-14 08:00:00Stars generate energy through nuclear fusion. Here’s an easy explanation into how the process works.

NASA Announces Slate of Discovery Mission Finalists, With 2020-02-13 17:01:00The four potential targets for NASA's next Discovery Mission have been announced and they're all worlds with lots of volcanism.

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Coronavirus Updates: Cruise Ship Passengers, Some Infected, Flown New! 2020-02-17 17:45:27As passengers were released from a ship in Japan, health officials scrambled to test travelers from another ship, in Cambodia, after one person who ha

Here Lies the Skull of Pliny the Elder, New! 2020-02-17 16:41:50The Roman admiral and scholar died during the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79 A.D. Might this really be his cranium?

Rate of New Fatalities Drops in China New! 2020-02-17 15:14:00China’s National Health Commission on Monday reported 2,048 new cases of coronavirus infections and 105 new deaths over the previous 24 hours.

Watch Mars Disappear Behind the Moon in the New! 2020-02-17 14:40:43In what is known as an occultation, Mars will briefly be blocked by the moon on Tuesday morning.

U.S. Says It Will Evacuate Americans From Cruise New! 2020-02-17 14:11:40Passengers and crew members quarantined off Japan were told by the American Embassy that a chartered flight would arrive on Sunday to take them back t

Coronavirus Infection Found After Cruise Ship Passengers Disperse New! 2020-02-17 13:08:42Amid assurances that the Westerdam was disease free, hundreds of people disembarked in Cambodia and headed for airports. One was later found to be inf

U.S. Passengers Evacuate Quarantined Cruise Ship in Japan 2020-02-17 09:08:51Americans boarded two flights chartered by the State Department and headed to the United States after the number of coronavirus cases aboard the Diamo

She Didn’t Want a Pelvic Exam. She Received 2020-02-17 07:25:32Medical schools and students are grappling with an unsettling practice: Performing pelvic exams on unconscious, non-consenting patients.

The Further Adventures of Betelgeuse, the Fainting Star 2020-02-17 06:45:16The red supergiant is no closer to exploding, it seems. It also no longer appears round.

Ink Rx? Welcome to the World of Paramedical 2020-02-17 05:00:15Needles and pigments are helping medical patients heal emotionally.

How to Stop a Disease From Crossing Borders 2020-02-17 05:00:14The director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Division of Global Health Protection talks about the coronavirus and her organi

What’s the World’s Worst Smell? 2020-02-17 05:00:14Some odors are more heinous than others. Then there’s Stench Soup.

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New guidelines on aspirin in primary prevention New! 2020-02-17 16:23:54New guidelines recommend aspirin use in primary prevention for people ages 40 to 70 years old who are at higher risk of a first cardiovascular event,

Seeding oceans with iron may not impact climate New! 2020-02-17 16:23:48A new study suggests that iron fertilization may not have a significant impact on phytoplankton growth, at least on a global scale.

Breakthrough Listen releases 2 petabytes of data from New! 2020-02-17 11:27:39Breakthrough Listen announced its second major release of SETI data: a radio survey of the plane of the Milky Way and the galactic center. The public

Freshwater insects recover while spiders decline in UK New! 2020-02-17 11:27:36Many insects, mosses and lichens in the UK are bucking the trend of biodiversity loss, according to a comprehensive analysis of over 5,000 species.

New green technology generates electricity 'out of thin New! 2020-02-17 11:27:30Electrical engineers and microbiologists have created a device they call an 'Air-gen.' or air-powered generator, with electrically conductive protei

States with highest rates of melanoma due to 2020-02-17 08:52:28A new study finds a wide state-by-state variation in rates of melanoma caused by ultraviolet (UV) exposure with highest rates in several states on the

Systems analysis for a new Arctic 2020-02-17 08:52:21A major new report highlights new and emerging policy trends in the Arctic, a region on the front lines of climate change, geopolitics, and global gov

The skinny on why poor sleep may increase 2020-02-17 08:52:14A new study suggests that for women, poor sleep could contribute to unhealthy food choices, increasing the risk of obesity and heart disease.

Combination drug therapy for childhood brain tumors shows 2020-02-17 08:52:12In experiments with human cells and mice, researchers report evidence that combining the experimental cancer medication TAK228 (also called sapanisert

Facial expressions don't tell the whole story of 2020-02-16 18:45:20Facial expressions might not be reliable indicators of emotion, research indicates. In fact, it might be more accurate to say we should never trust a

Computer-generated genomes 2020-02-15 08:25:50Chemists have described how computational algorithms paired with chemical DNA synthesis enable digital manufacturing of biological systems up to the s

New technologies, strategies expanding search for extraterrestrial life 2020-02-15 08:25:48New technologies that enable new strategies are revitalizing the Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence (SETI), by not only augmenting the tradition

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