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Space Station Bacteria are Adapting to Survive, Not 2019-01-09 12:12:22A team of scientists from Northwestern University and NASA’s Johnson Space Center has found that — despite its seemingly harsh conditions

Scientists Discover New Complex Carbohydrate in Barley 2019-01-09 09:31:33A team of scientists at the University of Adelaide, Australia, has discovered a new complex carbohydrate in the barley (Hordeum vulgare), the world&rs

TESS Discovers Its Third Small Exoplanet: Sub-Neptune HD 2019-01-09 08:33:56NASA’s Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) has discovered its third small exoplanet, named HD 21749b. The discovery will be reported in

Neuroscientists Uncover Way to Restore Cortical Plasticity in 2019-01-09 06:48:08In a study on mice, a team of researchers from Tufts University School of Medicine and Yale University School of Medicine has discovered a molecular m

Researchers Develop Wireless ‘Pacemaker for the Brain’ 2019-01-08 14:02:25A team of researchers at the University of California, Berkeley, has developed a novel neurostimulator that can listen to and stimulate electric curre

Astrophysicists Find First Observational Evidence for ‘Dark Matter 2019-01-08 13:23:30An international team of astrophysicists from the University of Surrey, Carnegie Mellon University and ETH Zürich has found evidence that dark ma

Hubble Captures Best Ever Image of Triangulum Galaxy 2019-01-08 09:58:51The NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope has captured a striking portrait of the Triangulum Galaxy, displaying a full spiral face aglow with the light of n

Gut-Derived Immune Cells Reduce Brain Inflammation in Multiple 2019-01-08 07:33:34Studying mice and samples from multiple sclerosis patients, a research team led by University of Toronto scientists found that gut-derived immunoglobu

Hubble Looks at Stunning Elliptical Galaxy Messier 105 2019-01-08 06:49:24The NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope has captured an amazing new photo of the giant elliptical galaxy Messier 105. Messier 105 lies in the constellatio

Physicists Create World’s First Laser-Cooled Neutral Plasma 2019-01-07 14:56:29Plasmas are naturally formed at high temperatures, such as those reached in the interiors of stars. Neutral plasmas consist of equal numbers of positi

Large Magellanic Cloud on Collision Course with Milky 2019-01-07 09:09:27The Large Magellanic Cloud, a dwarf galaxy located approximately 163,000 light-years away, is on a collision course with the Milky Way with which it w

Study: Candida albicans Can Cause Brain Infection, Memory 2019-01-07 05:41:49A fungal pathogen called Candida albicans can cross the blood-brain barrier and trigger an inflammatory response that results in the formation of gran

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Life Might Exist On The New Planet Discovered 2019-01-10 17:53:16Late last year, astronomers announced that they’d found a super-Earth around Barnard’s star – one of the closest suns to our own. Th

SNAPSHOT: Hubble Takes Second-most Detailed Image Ever 2019-01-10 17:41:29Hubble just released its second-largest image ever: the Triangulum Galaxy, and it’s a stunner. While Andromeda has been holding the top spot sin

SpaceX's Crew Dragon Might Launch Next Month 2019-01-10 17:23:58Crew Dragon Launch In just about a month, SpaceX’s first Crew Dragon spacecraft might launch for the first time on an uncrewed orbital test

In a First, Astronomers Capture Birth of Black 2019-01-10 17:15:38Some 200 million years ago, not long after dinosaurs first appeared on Earth, a star collapsed in a nearby galaxy. The star's collapse triggered an u

Termites' Engineering Skills Help Protect Tropical Rainforests From 2019-01-10 14:55:58Termites are minuscule scourges to homeowners, but the wood-chomping critters are also masterful engineers. And now an international team of researche

Blue Tooth Reveals Woman Scribe From Middle Ages 2019-01-10 10:54:36For the medieval Christian, opening an illuminated religious text was like opening a window into the sacred. These lavishly decorated books contained

What Are FRBs? The Discovery of Mysterious Signals 2019-01-10 07:00:00Scientists are finally poised to figure out the mystery of fast radio bursts, powerful energy blasts from deep space.

Astronomers Clock a Black Hole Spinning at Half 2019-01-09 17:15:16Black holes are massive beasts that annihilate anything that dares to cross them. We don’t know a whole lot about these invisible, terrifying bo

SNAPSHOT: First Direct Evidence Stars Like Our Sun 2019-01-09 16:57:52Stars like our sun can turn into crystals in the final stages of their lives, bringing a whole new meaning to those glittering jewels in the sky. Astr

Scientists Uncover the Genetic Roots of Monogamy 2019-01-09 15:18:45Wolves, prairie voles and bald eagles commit to their partners. But in the animal kingdom, these pairs are exceptions, not the rule. Now researchers s

Repeating Fast Radio Burst Detected for Second Time 2019-01-09 14:01:32Repeating FRB For just the second time, scientists have recorded the repeat of a mysterious cosmic flash know as a fast radio burst (FRB). This r

Ancient Whale Basilosaurus Isis Was Head-Chomping Apex Predator 2019-01-09 14:00:33Analysis of its fossilized stomach contents suggests that Basilosaurus isis, an ancient whale that could grow to more than 50 feet long, swam at

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Seals Are Stranded in a Canadian Town, and 2019-01-11 13:20:24For more than a week, seals have been in Roddickton-Bide Arms, Newfoundland, and they can’t seem to find their way home.

The Flu Is Widespread in the U.S., and 2019-01-11 12:18:06In the last three months, 6 to 7 million people have caught the flu, and the season isn’t over yet.

Broadcasting from Deep Space, a Mysterious Series of 2019-01-11 11:29:32Astronomers have identified a second set of odd radio bursts from the distant universe. Aliens probably aren’t causing it, but what is?

Dr. Lewis L. Judd, Advocate of Brain Science, 2019-01-10 23:57:13At the National Institute of Mental Health, he helped put in place an ambitious research agenda focused on biology as the key to understanding psychia

Ocean Warming Is Accelerating Faster Than Thought, New 2019-01-10 19:29:16An analysis concluded that Earth’s oceans are heating up 40 percent faster on average than a United Nations panel estimated five years ago, a fi

Facing Legal Action, Insurer Now Will Cover People 2019-01-10 18:54:51Regulators had accused Mutual of Omaha of denying policies to applicants, mostly gay men, who took medication to protect against the infection.

Global Health: A Virus Even More Dangerous Than 2019-01-10 17:41:09The Zika virus must take the “side roads” into the placenta to infect a fetus, one researcher said — but the Rift Valley fever virus

Do Floppy-Eared Dogs Look Friendlier? The T.S.A. Thinks 2019-01-10 17:22:53The T.S.A. said it favors floppy-eared dogs over pointy-eared dogs in airport jobs because floppy-eared dogs appear friendlier and less aggressive. Th

George the Snail, Believed to Be the Last 2019-01-10 15:02:42Scientists say George, an inch-long mollusk about 14 years old, was most likely the last of Achatinella apexfulva, a species of land snail that lived

How Astounding Saw the Future 2019-01-10 14:00:13Tracing the evolution of the mid-20th-century magazine whose pages gave rise to the genre of science fiction.

Traditional Masculinity Can Hurt Boys, Say New A.P.A. 2019-01-10 13:31:12Men die earlier than women and commit more acts of violence. But the American Psychological Association did not have a guide for working with males, i

Trilobites: Giant Fungus Is Older, Bigger and Rarely 2019-01-10 12:15:40New genetic analysis shows that an underground parasitic mold in Michigan is about 2,500 years old and has a low mutation rate.

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This protein may help explain why some women 2019-01-09 14:53:27Infertile women with endometriosis have a reduced amount of a protein found to be important for establishing pregnancy in mice, a study finds.

A new app tracks breathing to detect an 2019-01-09 14:00:06A smartphone app called Second Chance could help save opioid users who shoot up alone.

Paint specks in tooth tartar illuminate a medieval 2019-01-09 14:00:06Tooth tartar unveils an expert female manuscript painter buried at a German monastery.

A second repeating fast radio burst has been 2019-01-09 13:08:58Astronomers have spotted a second repeating fast radio burst, and it looks a lot like the first.

Studies can be in vitro, in vivo and 2019-01-09 07:00:04Scientists have coined a new term — “in fimo” — to describe studies focused on feces.

Less than a year after launch, TESS is 2019-01-08 16:13:34The TESS exoplanet hunter has spotted eight confirmed worlds in its first four months, and several of them are really weird.

A protein in mosquito eggshells could be the 2019-01-08 14:00:05A newly discovered protein found exclusively in mosquitoes may one day help control their numbers.

150 years on, the periodic table has more 2019-01-08 11:29:48The organized rows and columns of the Periodic Table hide a rich and twisting history.

How the periodic table went from a sketch 2019-01-08 11:29:20150 years ago, Russian chemist Dmitrii Mendeleev created the periodic table of the elements, revolutionizing chemistry.

A weird type of zirconium soaks up neutrons 2019-01-07 11:00:06Zirconium-88 captures neutrons with extreme efficiency, and scientists don’t yet know why.

Green darner dragonflies migrate a bit like monarch 2019-01-07 07:00:05Some dragonflies do a north-south annual migration that takes at least three generations.

‘Beyond Weird’ and ‘What Is Real?’ try to 2019-01-06 08:00:05The books ‘Beyond Weird’ and ‘What is Real?’ have different perspectives on what quantum physics says about reality.

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Longer siesta on bright days 2019-01-11 11:29:04Insects and mammals have special sensors for different light intensities. These sensors selectively influence the circadian clocks and thereby control

Feds, states can help biochar live up to 2019-01-11 11:28:54Researchers have assembled current and potential sources of government support to promote the production and use of biochar, which helps preserve valu

Millions on prescription sleeping pills would sleep through 2019-01-11 11:28:51Widely prescribed 'benzodiazepine' sleeping pills suppress the sleeping brain's ability to wake us when it senses a threat. But an alternative clas

How missing doctor's appointments increases the risk of 2019-01-11 11:28:49Missing GP appointments is associated with early death, and those with long-term mental health conditions are at particular risk. In the largest study

New mathematical model can help save endangered species 2019-01-11 11:28:44One of the greatest challenges in saving endangered species is to predict if an animal population will die out. Accurate and reliable models are cruci

Plant phytolith and water content influence rate of 2019-01-11 11:28:42Plant phytolith and water content cause differing degrees of tooth enamel abrasion in vertebrates. This study has implications for how tooth wear in e

Powerful microscope captures first image of nanoscaffold that 2019-01-11 09:51:33Using one of the most powerful microscopes in the world, scientists have identified a dense, dynamic and disorganized actin filament nanoscaffold -- r

Binge eating and smoking linked to bullying and 2019-01-11 09:51:30People who ever suffered bullying or sexual abuse have a lower quality of life similar to those living with chronic conditions like heart disease, dia

Integrated pathways for meeting climate targets and ensuring 2019-01-11 09:51:27Researchers have led work to develop new pathways showing how the world can develop water and energy infrastructure consistent with both the Paris Agr

Kids: Connection to nature lessens distress, hyperactivity and 2019-01-11 09:51:25A new 16-item parent questionnaire (CNI-PPC) to measure 'connectedness to nature' in very young children has been developed by Dr. Sobko and her col

Better analysis of psychological flexibility 2019-01-11 09:51:22New research has for the first time analyzed degrees of psychological flexibility and identified three distinct classes.

Being HIV positive and staying on antiretroviral therapy 2019-01-11 09:51:19An international team of researchers have carried out a review of the evidence examining what influences people who are HIV positive to go to health s

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Fawning Over 'Fiji Water Girl' Ignores The Evils 2019-01-10 00:03:03We laughed at the memes, but we missed an opportunity to talk about something more important.

Lonely George The Tree Snail Has Died, Wiping 2019-01-09 14:56:21Despite ongoing efforts, Hawaii's remaining land snails also face imminent extinction, wildlife officials said.

Trump Nominates Andrew Wheeler As Permanent EPA Administrator 2019-01-09 12:54:26The former coal lobbyist and longest-serving acting chief in the EPA's history is set to become its 15th administrator.

Jay Inslee Pledges To Reject Fossil Fuel Money 2019-01-09 06:00:38The Washington state governor is preparing to run for the White House on the sole issue of combating human-caused global warming.

China Just Made History In Moon Landing. What 2019-01-07 09:04:16Trump sees China as a military threat in space.

As Green New Deal Fight Shifts To 2020, 2019-01-07 05:45:14The Sunrise Movement's Road to a Green New Deal Tour will make stops in states like Kentucky, Michigan and Pennsylvania.

Election Chaos Is Making History’s Second-Largest Ebola Outbreak 2019-01-05 05:45:00The Democratic Republic of Congo government cut the internet. People attacked medical facilities. NGOs relocated their staff.

Beto O'Rourke Is 'Supportive Of The Concept' Of 2019-01-04 13:46:56The former Texas congressman joins an increasingly crowded field of potential 2020 contenders in flirting with the sweeping climate policy.

Neil DeGrasse Tyson's 'StarTalk' Grounded During Probe Of 2019-01-03 23:26:08Fox Networks and Nat Geo are investigating accusations from three women.

Senate Confirms 4 Trump Nominees To Top Environmental 2019-01-03 14:27:10It's a mixed bag of bureaucrats and industry allies.

Like Fruit, Vegetables And Almonds? Scientists Have Bad 2019-01-03 13:35:54The snow pack that supplies 60 percent of the water to California farms and cities will likely shrink by half by the mid-century.

Opposing Green New Deal Could Cost Popular Democratic 2019-01-03 05:45:05New polling shows older, suburban women in Democratic Rep. Kathleen Rice's Long Island district overwhelmingly support a Green New Deal.

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Scope advance reveals first look through all cortical 2019-01-11 00:00:00Improvements in three-photon microscopy made by scientists at MIT's Picower Institute for Learning and Memory have allowed scientists to see activity

Calcium specks may help detect heart disease in 2019-01-11 00:00:00Specks of calcium in the heart's artery walls could be an important prognostic marker of early cardiovascular disease in South Asians and may help gu

Ultra-sturdy bones, with a surprising origin, suggest new 2019-01-11 00:00:00A handful of brain cells deep in the brain may play a surprising role in controlling women's bone density, according to new research by UC San Franci

Childhood body composition may help determine future lung 2019-01-11 00:00:00Boys and girls with more muscle mass in childhood and adolescence have higher lung function.

Gamblers predicted Brexit before financial traders, study finds 2019-01-11 00:00:00Research shows how financial markets should have predicted Brexit hours before they eventually did, and that betting markets beat currency markets to

Using genetics of human fat cells to predict 2019-01-10 00:00:00In a new study published in Cell Stem Cell, a team of researchers from Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, have demonstrate

Ocean warming is accelerating 2019-01-10 00:00:00Observational records of ocean heat content show that ocean warming is accelerating.

Discovery adapts natural membrane to make hydrogen fuel 2019-01-10 00:00:00In a recent study from the US Department of Energy's (DOE) Argonne National Laboratory, scientists have combined two membrane-bound protein complexes

Repeatedly missing GP appointments may indicate greater risk 2019-01-10 00:00:00Repeatedly missing general practice (GP) appointments may be a risk marker for all-cause mortality, particularly in patients with mental health condit

More stable light comes from intentionally 'squashed' quantum 2019-01-10 00:00:00Intentionally 'squashing' colloidal quantum dots during chemical synthesis creates dots capable of stable, 'blink-free' light emission that is ful

Giving Cas9 an 'on' switch for better control 2019-01-10 00:00:00UC Berkeley scientists have created an 'on' switch for CRISPR-Cas9 that allows it to be turned on in select cells only, specifically those that have

Birth of a black hole or neutron star 2019-01-10 00:00:00A Northwestern University-led international team of astronomers is getting closer to understanding the mysterious bright object that burst in the nort

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