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‘Habsburg Jaw’ Was Result of Inbreeding, New Research 2019-12-03 09:16:43A facial condition called the ‘Habsburg jaw’ (mandibular prognathism) owes its name to its high prevalence in the Habsburg dynasty of Span

Good Oral Hygiene May Reduce Risk of Heart 2019-12-03 08:20:40Healthier oral hygiene by frequent tooth brushing and professional dental cleaning may reduce risk of atrial fibrillation (the most common cardiac arr

Paleontologists Find Fossils of Six New Dragonfly Species 2019-12-03 07:36:30Six new species of dragonflies that lived about 50 million years ago (early Eocene epoch) have been identified from fossils found in the Okanagan High

Innovative Toilet Coating Could Reduce Cleaning Water Consumption 2019-12-02 15:29:15A team of materials scientists and engineers from the Pennsylvania State University and Cranfield University has designed and fabricated a new toilet

Chemists Directly Observe Coldest Ever Chemical Reaction 2019-12-02 13:56:52When two diatomic molecules collide, they can sometimes swap partners. For instance, two potassium-rubidium (KRb) molecules can produce K2 and Rb2. Th

Study: Humans and Climate Change Drove Australian Megafauna 2019-12-02 10:38:38Ancient Australia’s super-sized animals, the megafauna, became extinct about 42,000 years ago, but the role of humans in their demise has been d

Extra-Virgin Olive Oil-Rich Diet Protects Mice from Multiple 2019-12-02 07:58:38Extra-virgin olive oil, a major component of the Mediterranean diet, is rich in cell-protecting antioxidants and known for its multiple health benefit

Hubble Space Telescope Observes NGC 5468 2019-12-02 05:02:46The NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope has produced a spectacularly detailed image of a spiral galaxy called NGC 5468. NGC 5468 is a face-on spiral galax

Were Neanderthals, Denisovans and Other Archaic Humans Victims 2019-12-01 10:29:01Nine human species walked the Earth 300,000 years ago. Now there is just one. Neanderthals were stocky hunters adapted to Europe’s cold steppes,

Puffins Regulate Their Body Temperature Thanks to Their 2019-11-29 15:44:18Tufted puffins (Fratercula cirrhata) possess large bills and are members of the bird family with energetically expensive flight. In a new study, a tea

Cretaceous-Period Mammal Had Bizarre Middle Ear 2019-11-29 12:12:46Paleontologists in China have unearthed a nearly complete skeleton of a previously unknown Cretaceous mammal species with well-preserved middle ear bo

Astronomers Find ‘Impossible’ Stellar Black Hole in Milky 2019-11-29 08:54:06An international team of astronomers has discovered an exceptionally massive black hole of stellar origin with a mass 68 times that of the Sun. &ldquo

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This Huge Galaxy Has the Biggest Black Hole New! 2019-12-05 17:00:00The monster black hole in galaxy cluster Abell 85 is roughly the size of our solar system, but packs the mass of 40 billion suns.

Taking an Ice Bath After Working Out Might New! 2019-12-05 16:40:00A dip in chilly water might help your muscles feel less sore, at the cost of growing more slowly.

What Is A Calorie? New! 2019-12-05 14:45:00We encounter, and ingest, them every day. But what does it mean to eat a calorie?

Meet CIMON-2, a New and Improved AI Robot New! 2019-12-05 14:30:00The free-floating robot could make work more efficient on the International Space Station.

The 2018 Eruption of Kīlauea Might Show That New! 2019-12-05 14:00:00The remarkable 2018 eruption at Kīlauea disgorged over a cubic kilometer of lava and collapsed the volcano's summit.

What Foods Can Help Prevent Alzheimer's? New! 2019-12-05 13:00:00It's not quite clear, but a generally healthy diet is the best advice.

This Giant Planet is 4 Times Bigger Than 2019-12-04 16:30:00Astronomers discovered a Neptune-sized planet orbiting an Earth-sized star. The white dwarf star is making the planet lose some 260 million tons of ma

Ancient Romans Got Their Wood From as Far 2019-12-04 16:30:00Wood planks unearthed during subway construction in Rome show just how far the empire's trade networks spread.

Ethiopia's Salt Ponds Are One of the Few 2019-12-04 16:00:00The Dallol pools are likely so hot, salty and acidic that even extremophile microbes are unable to enter.

NASA's Mission to the Sun is Already Cracking 2019-12-04 14:00:00Initial data from the Parker Solar Probe offer a promising look at how the mission may unravel the sun's corona and solar wind.

Low Gravity May Make Astronauts' Guts More Fragile 2019-12-04 12:15:00Microgravity may stop the insides of human intestines from forming strong barriers against food-borne diseases.

Are the Kids Alright? Young People are Getting 2019-12-04 12:00:00CT scans and X-ray data show surprising numbers of injuries among riders ages 18 to 30.

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NASA’s Parker Solar Probe Is Unlocking the Sun’s 2019-12-04 17:58:36Scientists working with the solar diving mission have released the spacecraft’s first batch of findings.

Hospitals Sue Trump to Keep Negotiated Prices Secret 2019-12-04 17:45:16The administration wants to require hospitals to reveal the rates they privately negotiate with insurers for all sorts of procedures, amid the public

Climate Change Is Accelerating, Bringing World ‘Dangerously Close’ 2019-12-04 16:21:53The acceleration climate change's effects have brought the world “dangerously close” to abrupt and irreversible changes, scientists

Fire Blight Spreads Northward, Threatening Apple Orchards 2019-12-04 15:25:41Growers in northern states are combating virulent outbreaks of a disease as seasons grow warmer, orchards have been reconfigured for higher yields and

Florida Keys Deliver a Hard Message: As Seas 2019-12-04 13:21:05A project to calculate the cost of raising roads shows that some places may not justify the vast expense, casting doubt on the future of those areas.

Why the Great Auk Is Gone for Good 2019-12-04 12:13:58New research finds that the extinction of this flightless bird was completely our fault.

China Uses DNA to Map Faces, With Help 2019-12-04 10:34:12Beijing’s pursuit of control over a Muslim ethnic group pushes the rules of science and raises questions about consent.

Bats Play Key Pollinating Role for Durians 2019-12-04 09:17:16Researchers wanted to improve the fruit yields for small farmers in Indonesia, and hope their findings will encourage protections for bats.

The French Fries Are Doing Just Fine 2019-12-04 05:00:31After a weak harvest for many potato farmers in the United States and Canada, there were concerns about shortages of the fast food staple. But supplie

Carbon Dioxide Emissions Hit a Record in 2019, 2019-12-04 00:40:45Global consumption of coal declined unexpectedly this year, but a surge in oil and gas pushed up greenhouse gas emissions over all.

200,000 Uninsured Americans to Get Free H.I.V.-Prevention Drugs 2019-12-03 16:26:06A new government program will provide donated drugs through major drugstore chains.

Labor Unions Team Up With Drug Makers to 2019-12-03 16:09:20A low-profile group, financed by the pharmaceutical industry, has hired former union officials to oppose drug-price proposals around the country.

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Assistance during first years of biology major leads New! 2019-12-05 15:53:21Assistance during the first years of a biology major leads to higher retention of first-generation students.

As China rapidly adopts clean energy, use of New! 2019-12-05 15:53:19Old habits are hard to break. A new study of replacement of traditional wood and coal burning stoves with clean energy in China suggests that, without

Artificial cells act more like the real thing New! 2019-12-05 15:53:18Protocells -- artificial cells -- that are active and mimic living cells by moving independently and that are biocompatible and enzymatically active a

'Buildings' in human bone may hold key to New! 2019-12-05 15:53:13The discovery of how a 'beam' in human bone material handles a lifetime's worth of wear and tear could translate to the development of 3D-printed l

NASA's OSIRIS-REx mission explains Asteroid Bennu's mysterious particle New! 2019-12-05 14:51:12Shortly after NASA's OSIRIS-REx spacecraft arrived at asteroid Bennu, an unexpected discovery by the mission's science team revealed that the astero

Developing a digital twin of a vehicle New! 2019-12-05 14:51:10In the not too distant future, we can expect to see our skies filled with unmanned aerial vehicles delivering packages, maybe even people, from locati

Recycling nutrient-rich industrial waste products enhances soil, reduces New! 2019-12-05 14:51:09Recycling biotechnology byproducts can enhance soil health while reducing carbon emissions and maintaining crop yields.

Rats exchange information about danger in a reciprocal New! 2019-12-05 14:18:03Rats exchange information about danger in a reciprocal fashion, and this information transfer is at least partially mediated by a brain region called

Mobile devices blur work and personal privacy raising New! 2019-12-05 14:17:59Organizations aren't moving quickly enough on cyber security threats linked to the drive toward using personal mobile devices in the workplace.

Dull teeth, long skulls, specialized bites evolved in New! 2019-12-05 14:17:52Herbivorous dinosaurs evolved many times during the 180 million-year Mesozoic era, and while they didn't all evolve to chew, swallow, and digest thei

Bats may benefit from wildfire New! 2019-12-05 14:14:57Bats face many threats -- from habitat loss and climate change to emerging diseases, such as white-nose syndrome. But it appears that wildfire is not

Can Arctic 'ice management' combat climate change? New! 2019-12-05 13:06:00According to a much-debated geo-engineering approach, both sea-ice retreat and global warming could be slowed by using millions of wind-powered pumps,