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Hubble Snaps New Image of Saturn and Its 2019-09-12 14:28:38Saturn is so beautiful that astronomers cannot resist using the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope to take yearly snapshots of the gas giant when it is a

Astronomers Detect Giant Radio Bubbles in Milky Way’s 2019-09-12 12:15:47Astronomers using the MeerKAT telescope at the South African Radio Astronomy Observatory have spotted a pair of enormous radio-emitting bubbles in the

Extinct Kangaroo Had Feeding Habits Similar to Giant 2019-09-12 08:26:10An analysis of the skull biomechanics of Simosthenurus occidentalis, a species of giant short-faced kangaroo that persisted until about 42,000 years a

Astronomers Detect Water in Atmosphere of Habitable-Zone Super-Earth 2019-09-12 06:53:13Astronomers using the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope have detected water vapor in the atmosphere of K2-18b, a planet of eight Earth masses in the hab

Building Blocks of Bird Vocalizations Resemble Those of 2019-09-11 14:11:00Human languages are comprised of meaningful words, which themselves are built from different combinations of meaningless sounds, or building blocks. A

Titan’s Small Methane-Filled Lakes are Explosion Craters: Study 2019-09-11 11:02:18Small methane-filled lakes on the surface of Titan were likely formed by explosive, pressurized nitrogen just under the hazy moon’s surface, acc

One of Milky Way’s Most Extreme Runaway Stars 2019-09-11 10:35:42A runaway star called PG 1610+062 was probably ejected from the Milky Way’s Carina-Sagittarius spiral arm at a velocity of 341.8 mi/s (550

New Pterosaur Species Identified in Canada 2019-09-11 08:37:00Cretaceous pterosaur remains discovered in the Dinosaur Park Formation in Alberta have been identified as a new genus and species, Cryodrakon boreas.

Scientists Identify Four Genetic Regions Associated with Left-Handedness 2019-09-11 07:30:17A team of researchers from the University of Oxford has identified four regions of the human genome associated with left-handedness in the general pop

Scientists Find Significant Amount of Eel DNA in 2019-09-10 13:09:13An international team of researchers has announced the results of investigations into the environmental DNA (eDNA) present in Loch Ness, a large fresh

Hubble Observes Five Aging Star Clusters in Large 2019-09-10 11:14:29A team of astronomers from Italy and Germany has used the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope to observe five aging star clusters — all born at abou

Non-Abelian Gauge Fields Directly Observed for First Time 2019-09-10 10:02:30After decades of unsuccessful attempts, physicists have directly observed an exotic physical phenomenon called the non-Abelian Aharonov-Bohm effect. T

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Insecticides May Be Giving Songbirds Anorexia and Delaying 2019-09-12 18:00:15An experiment with white-crowned sparrows shows that insecticides may be impacting songbirds. (Credit: Phil Lowe/Shutterstock) Some migrating songb

Adrenaline Doesn't Actually Cause the Fight-or-Flight Response, New 2019-09-12 17:49:31When you're overcome with fear, it's not adrenaline making you want to fight or flee. (Credit: Master1305/Shutterstock) A thrilling high when you

Astronomers May Have Just Discovered an Interstellar Comet 2019-09-12 17:00:41Astronomers first found Comet C/2019 Q4 on August 30. The past week of observations, including this image taken by the Canada-France-Hawaii Telescope

The dreaded "blob" may be back in the 2019-09-12 14:27:37A gigantic area of super-warm water has formed again off the U.S. West Coast, threatening impacts on weather and wildlife A map of sea surface temp

We Ignore Expertise at Our Own Peril 2019-09-12 10:50:17Hurricane Dorian seen from the MODIS imager on Terra, August 31, 2019. NASA. We seem to now live in an age where people are comfortable ignoring ex

Many Cancer Drugs Don't Work Like Scientists Say 2019-09-11 17:00:55(Credit: Shidlovski/Shutterstock) Cancer therapies often fail to work when tested in clinical trials. As a result, a startling 97 percent of drugs

A 'Brown Tide' of Seaweed is Choking the 2019-09-11 13:51:56Dead seaweed chokes beaches across the Caribbean every year. (Credit: Playa del Carmen/Shutterstock) (Inside Science) -- In the summer of 2018, tho

Giant Bubbles Spotted Rushing Out from Milky Way’s 2019-09-11 13:00:53The MeerKAT telescope is superimposed on a radio image of the Milky Way's center. Radio bubbles extend from between the two nearest antennas to the

Astronomers Find Water Vapor in Atmosphere of a 2019-09-11 13:00:10The watery exoplanet K2-18 b is surrounded by water vapor in this artist's illustration. (Credit: Alex Boersma) Astronomers have finally uncovered

How the Government is Working to Combat Fake 2019-09-11 12:04:42It can be tricky to make it look like people are doing things they never did. (Credit: Alexander Sobol/Shutterstock) Lots of people – includi

New Massive Pterosaur Named the 'Cold Dragon of 2019-09-11 11:57:25A new pterosaur dubbed the "Cold Dragon of the North" is one of the largest ever. (Credit: David Maas) (Inside Science) -- A new species of giant

Americans Commonly Eat Orange Roughy, a Fish Scientists 2019-09-11 11:30:46Orange roughy live in the deep ocean, where they're often caught by trawling ships. (Credit: New Zealand National Institute of Water and Atmospheric

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A Ban on Flavored E-Cigarettes Would Sharply Cut 2019-09-13 06:04:56Companies and trade groups are weighing the risks of fighting a proposed ban on most flavored vaping products, to protect mint and menthol varieties.

The Maybe Comet From Another Star 2019-09-13 00:53:28Now zinging through Cancer: a glob of light from interstellar space?

Beekeepers Confront the E.P.A. Over Pesticides 2019-09-13 00:47:52Leaders in the beekeeping industry have sued the environmental agency over its approval of the use of a pesticide that has harmed colonies.

Transformative? New Device Harvests Energy in Darkness 2019-09-12 23:56:47It doesn’t generate much power, but it works during the one time of day that solar cells can’t: night.

Neanderthal Footprints Found in France Offer Clues to 2019-09-12 15:56:16The 80,000-year-old prints fill in gaps left by fossils and artifacts.

Jane Goodall Keeps Going, With a Lot of 2019-09-12 12:58:40During her girlhood, Tarzan was her role model. When she realized how chimpanzee habitats were being destroyed, she turned into a crusader. At 85, she

Nursing Homes Are a Breeding Ground for a 2019-09-12 12:23:47Drug-resistant germs, including Candida auris, prey on severely ill patients in skilled nursing facilities, a problem sometimes amplified by poor care

Why Aren’t Cancer Drugs Better? The Targets Might 2019-09-12 11:53:19Drugs can stop cancer cells if they attack the right proteins. But many of these targets were chosen with dated, imprecise technology, a new study sug

For Poison Dart Frogs, Markings Matter When It 2019-09-12 11:51:30An experiment found that white-striped frogs were less effective at scaring off predators than frogs with yellow stripes. Yet both populations are thr

In the South Pacific, a Humpback Whale Karaoke 2019-09-12 11:33:43Male humpbacks sing songs that are distinctive to their breeding grounds. A gathering spot 700 miles from New Zealand may explain why the songs evolve

Trump Administration Plans to Ban Flavored E-Cigarettes 2019-09-12 09:16:09As vaping-related illnesses spread, President Trump and top health officials met at the White House to discuss ways to keep the products away from tee

This Treatment Can Cure Cancer. Can It Mend 2019-09-12 09:01:58Modified immune cells may be trained not just to attack tumors, but scar tissue in the heart and perhaps any cells in the body that cause disease.

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With thousands missing and displaced after Dorian, the 2019-09-12 18:47:37Recovery efforts on these northern Bahamian islands have only just begun, and many small villages have not yet received aid.

A ban on flavored vaping products could help 2019-09-12 18:00:00The White House and the Department of Health and Human Services announced this week that they’re readying a ban on flavored e-cigarettes, which

This distant world is a lot like Earth, 2019-09-12 16:05:53“It’s the closest we have come to detecting some kind of environment similar to the Earth.”

Stir it up with these next-level woks 2019-09-12 15:04:18Woks to make tasty stir-fry meals in your home kitchen.

Why some experts are trying to redefine suicide 2019-09-12 14:10:45There's no established method of knowing patients might self harm. Some researchers are trying to change this.

Calming accessories that help you sleep better 2019-09-12 12:40:47Improve your sleep and feel more rested with these innovative pieces of tech.

How to check if you've been hacked 2019-09-12 12:30:00If you think someone might have gained access to one of your online accounts, the earlier you take action, the better. Every minute you don’t, i

How to safely find out what's on a 2019-09-12 09:30:00Companies like to hand out USB drives like candy. At media functions, for example, these flash storage devices contain product photos, press informati

Male honeybees might blind queens to keep them 2019-09-12 08:48:13A newly-discovered toxin that blinds queens marks a step up in the sexual arms race of bee mating season.

Comets could all come from the same place 2019-09-11 18:06:56Uncovering the objects’ possible shared origin required melding decades of comet observations with new theories of solar system formation.

Four master tools for your bug repellent arsenal 2019-09-11 16:52:00Effective products to keep the bugs away, whether you're indoors or out playing.

The best wildlife photos of the year remind 2019-09-11 16:40:00A selection of highly commended images from the London Natural History Museum's annual exhibit.

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Astronomers have spotted a second interstellar object 2019-09-12 16:15:03Researchers will be able to watch what appears to be an interstellar comet swoop through the solar system for about a year.

Birds fed a common pesticide lost weight rapidly 2019-09-12 14:00:08Scientists have previously implicated neonicotinoid pesticides in declining bee populations. Now a study suggests that songbirds are affected, too.

This device harnesses the cold night sky to 2019-09-12 11:00:43A new thermoelectric generator uses the temperature difference between Earth and outer space to create electricity after the sun goes down.

50 years ago, polio was still circulating in 2019-09-12 07:00:49Polio could come back, Science News, September 13, 1969 — Only eight cases of paralytic polio have been reported in the entire United States so

This may be the first known exoplanet with 2019-09-11 13:00:53For the first time, astronomers have detected water vapor and possibly signs of clouds and even rain in the air of a potentially habitable exoplanet.

Giant radio bubbles spew from near the Milky 2019-09-11 13:00:33New structures found at the heart of our galaxy join other bubbles, chimneys and filaments that hint at a turbulent past.

‘The Nature of Life and Death’ spotlights pollen’s 2019-09-11 07:00:20In ‘The Nature of Life and Death,’ botanist Patricia Wiltshire recounts some of her most memorable cases.

Artists who paint with their feet have ‘toe 2019-09-10 11:00:26Brain specialization comes with toe specialization in people who use their feet for painting, eating and writing.

Physicists may be a step closer to solving 2019-09-10 08:00:50Multiple measurements now agree that the proton is smaller than previously thought.

Culture helps shape when babies learn to walk 2019-09-10 06:00:22The culture in which a baby is raised can accelerate or slow down the development of early motor skills. Does it matter?

A new prosthetic leg that senses touch reduces 2019-09-09 11:00:47A prosthetic leg that can sense foot pressure and knee angle helped two men walk faster and reduced phantom leg pain.

Supercooling tripled the shelf life of donor livers 2019-09-09 11:00:31Cooling organs to subzero temperatures could help them last longer, making lifesaving transplants available to more people.

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Paramagnetic spins take electrons for a ride, produce 2019-09-13 14:30:51Local thermal perturbations of spins in a solid can convert heat to energy even in a paramagnetic material -- where spins weren't thought to correlat

Team discovers polymorph selection during crystal growth can 2019-09-13 14:30:47Scientists provide solid calculation to demonstrate the structural transformation in colloidal crystallization can be entirely thermodynamic, in contr

Microbes make chemicals for scent marking in a 2019-09-13 14:30:46Domestic cats, like many other mammals, use smelly secretions from anal sacs to mark territory and communicate with other animals. A new study shows t

Therapeutic strategies for pregnant women with lupus 2019-09-13 14:30:44A highly gender-biased disease, lupus afflicts females some nine times more than males. Because of the disease's unpredictable turns and debilitating

Groovy! These grooved patterns better mitigate shock waves 2019-09-13 14:30:42Engineers have discovered a method that could make materials more resilient against massive shocks such as earthquakes or explosions. They found that

Focus points to reduce opioid overdose deaths identified 2019-09-13 12:17:41A new study identifies specific locations where medication and harm reduction services for people with opioid use disorder should be available in orde

The enigma of bronze age tin 2019-09-13 12:08:30The origin of the tin used in the Bronze Age has long been one of the greatest enigmas in archaeological research. Now researchers have solved part of

Few people with peanut allergy tolerate peanut after 2019-09-13 12:08:28Studies have shown that peanut oral immunotherapy (OIT) -- ingesting small, controlled amounts of peanut protein -- can desensitize adults and childre

How new loops in DNA packaging help us 2019-09-13 12:08:26It's long been known that our immune cells mix and match bits of genetic code to make new kinds of antibodies to fight newly encountered threats. But

Speeding up the drug discovery process to help 2019-09-13 12:08:20An international research team is perfecting a method to predict the potential clinical implications of new drugs before clinical trials even start.

Environmental pollution in China begins decreasing 2019-09-13 11:14:05For decades pollution in China has paralleled economic growth. But this connection has been weakened in recent years, according to a new international

'Communities that Care' prevention system helps to protect 2019-09-13 11:14:02Students in Pennsylvania school districts that participated in Communities that Care (CTC) coalitions were significantly less likely to use alcohol or

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Facebook Drops 'Inaccurate' Label On Anti-Abortion Videos After 2019-09-13 01:59:21“It is very concerning that a letter from a group of senators can silence the voices of medical and scientific experts,” said a doctor who

Democratic Debate Ignores The Climate Refugee Crisis That’s 2019-09-13 00:54:15Four of the presidential candidates sponsored a bill to admit Bahamians fleeing hurricane destruction. But the issue was never raised at the debate in

2019 Ig Nobel Awards Honor Weirdest Science Discoveries 2019-09-12 19:50:35This year’s winners included Dutch and Turkish researchers who figured out which nation has the yuckiest money and an Italian scientist who urge

Potentially Habitable 'Super Earth' Discovered 110 Light Years 2019-09-11 19:24:17It’s the only exoplanet known so far to have both water and temperatures needed for life.

London's Same-Sex Penguin Couple Are Set To Raise 2019-09-11 15:24:30Rocky and Marama have adopted a four-month-old Gentoo chick that will be classified as neither male nor female, Sea Life London Aquarium said.

Air Force Hypersonic Rocket Sled Moves So Fast 2019-09-11 03:10:32The rocket sled hit Mach 8.6 in a recent test run in New Mexico.

NWS Director Leads Rousing Ovation For Birmingham Weather 2019-09-10 02:55:11Louis Uccellini praises the office for taking quick action to deliver correct information about Hurricane Dorian after Trump's false warning.

74-Year-Old Woman Reportedly Gives Birth To Twins 2019-09-09 14:13:43Doctors believe new mom Mangayamma Yaramati is the oldest woman in the world to give birth.

Scottish Lake's DNA Suggests Loch Ness 'Monster' Might 2019-09-05 14:15:26Researchers found a surprisingly high amount of eel DNA in the waters of Loch Ness, but it's not clear whether that indicates a gigantic eel or just

Kamala Harris Says She'd End The Filibuster To 2019-09-04 18:43:03At a CNN climate change forum, the California senator said she agreed with former Democratic presidential candidate Jay Inslee in opposing the Senate

Woman Dies After Pet Rooster Pecks Her 2019-09-04 18:38:40The 76-year-old victim died after her varicose vein wouldn't stop bleeding from the peck.

Voters Back Ban On Fracking, New Poll Finds 2019-09-04 17:22:52The results are a boon to Democratic candidates Bernie Sanders, Elizabeth Warren and Cory Booker ahead of CNN's marathon of climate crisis town halls


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