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Epileptic Seizure Odor Does Exist and Dogs Can 2019-04-02 07:14:59Dogs are able to detect an odor collected from patients during an epileptic seizure, according to a study by researchers from Medical Mutts, a service

Researchers Create and Test New Kind of Airplane 2019-04-01 11:15:55Assembled from hundreds of tiny identical pieces, the new wing can change shape to control the plane’s flight. The wing design was tested in NAS

Researchers Find Coin-Sized Frogs in Madagascar 2019-04-01 09:33:05An international team led by Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München scientist Mark Scherz has described a new genus and five new species of

Hubble Sees Globular Cluster Messier 2 2019-04-01 08:18:00NASA has released a stunning image snapped by the agency’s Hubble Space Telescope of the globular cluster Messier 2. Globular clusters are spher

Pacific Mastodon: New Species of Ancient Elephant Relative 2019-04-01 07:08:01A new species of mastodon that lived during the Pleistocene period has been identified from fossil found in California and Idaho. Mastodons are any sp

Just Looking at Things that Remind Us of 2019-04-01 04:21:10Coffee and tea are two beverages commonly-consumed around the world. In Western societies, coffee is associated with greater arousal than tea. Accordi

Study Finds Link between Air Pollution and Adolescent 2019-03-29 15:00:03A new study, published in the journal JAMA Psychiatry, provides a potential explanation for why growing up in urban settings is a risk factor for psyc

Saturn’s Rings Coat Its Small Inner Moons, Cassini 2019-03-29 13:10:13Saturn’s main ring system is associated with a set of moons (Pan, Daphnis, Atlas, Pandora, and Epimetheus) that are either embedded within it, o

Hot-Saturn Exoplanet Discovered by TESS, Characterized Using Asteroseismology 2019-03-29 12:14:51Astronomers using NASA’s Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) have discovered a massive gaseous exoplanet orbiting a subgiant star calle

Cream-Eyed Bulbul: New Species of Bird Discovered 2019-03-29 09:39:34An international team of ornithologists led by Louisiana State University researchers has discovered a cryptic new species of bulbul in the Malaysian

Scientists Find Cyanobacterial Neurotoxin and Amyloid Plaques in 2019-03-29 08:06:46High levels of BMAA (β-methylamino-L-alanine), a neurotoxin produced by cyanobacterial blooms, and beta-amyloid plaques, a hallmark in human bein

Hubble Spots Multi-Tailed Active Asteroid 2019-03-28 16:41:26Astronomers once thought asteroids were boring, wayward space rocks that simply orbit around the Sun. But recent observations show that asteroids are

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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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One Day There May Be a Drug to 2019-04-02 02:30:08A study found that a hormone meant to protect animals’ brains actually enhanced them. Ethicists are wondering what happens if it becomes viable

Transplant Patients Need Anti-Rejection Drugs. Why Won’t Insurers 2019-04-02 02:30:05Drugs to prevent organ rejection are not always covered for patients who had transplants before they enrolled in Medicare.

Trilobites: Romeo, Meet Juliet. Now Go Save Your 2019-04-01 17:59:22The Sehuencas water frogs in a Bolivian aquarium hit it off, but Romeo might need a little more practice before they succeed in reproducing.

Something on Mars Is Producing Gas Usually Made 2019-04-01 14:30:42Mars emits methane, a European orbiter has confirmed. But scientists can’t say yet whether the source is geological or biological.

Lawsuits Lay Bare Sackler Family’s Role in Opioid 2019-04-01 13:40:12Three generations of the Sackler family were deeply involved in running Purdue Pharma and knew of opioid abuse risks, according to lawsuits.

DNA Is Solving Dozens of Cold Cases. Sometimes 2019-04-01 13:36:20Like many other decades-old cases, the 1973 killings of a Montana couple were finally solved using DNA and genealogy technology. But the suspect in th

Mary Warnock, Who Offered Guidance on Embryo Use, 2019-04-01 13:04:16Ms. Warnock a British moral philosopher, oversaw a committee that examined how to regulate the creation of human life in laboratories.

This Tarantula Became a Scientific Celebrity. Was It 2019-04-01 12:57:37Controversy over a new spider species has resurrected thorny ethical questions about scientists and their specimens.

Q&A: How Bees Find Your Flowerpots 2019-04-01 12:31:48It’s not just the famous waggle dance: Bees rely on sophisticated eyesight and even electrostatic fields.

An Outbreak Spreads Fear: Of Measles, of Ultra-Orthodox 2019-04-01 11:14:47A measles outbreak in a New York suburb has sickened scores of people and stoked long-smoldering tensions between the ultra-Orthodox Jewish community

Trump’s Order to Open Arctic Waters to Oil 2019-03-31 10:02:47The decision has broad implications for Mr. Trump’s effort to push drilling across the American coastline and on public lands.

‘Scotty’ the T. Rex Is the Heaviest Ever 2019-03-30 12:43:21The dinosaur was excavated in the Saskatchewan province of Canada in the 1990s. A recent study shows that it is the heaviest and oldest specimen of it

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A Nobel Prize winner argues banning CRISPR babies 2019-04-02 07:00:05Human gene editing needs responsible regulation, but a ban isn’t the way to go, says Nobel laureate David Baltimore.

Pumping may be linked to an altered microbial 2019-04-01 14:33:47Beneficial bacteria are more abundant in the milk of mothers whose babies feed straight from the breast.

The LIGO and Virgo gravitational wave detectors are 2019-04-01 11:22:10Souped-up instruments could spot never-before-seen sources of gravitational waves.

In ‘The Perfect Predator,’ viruses vanquish a deadly 2019-04-01 09:00:04In ‘The Perfect Predator,’ an epidemiologist recounts the battle to save her husband from an antibiotic-resistant infection.

A new quantum engine packs more power than 2019-04-01 07:00:04A new type of tiny machine harnesses quantum physics to produce more power than a normal engine, under certain conditions.

A single-dose antidote may help prevent fentanyl overdoses 2019-03-31 05:00:04Packing overdose medication into nanoparticles could help it better counteract dangerous synthetic opioids.

Watch a desert kangaroo rat drop-kick a rattlesnake 2019-03-29 13:54:11Desert kangaroo rats have a wide arsenal for dodging rattlesnake ambushes. But the most dramatic might be their powerful midair kick.

The first known fossil of a Denisovan skull 2019-03-29 11:01:02A new fossil and evidence that the hominids interbred with humans as recently as 15,000 years ago only add to Denisovans’ mystery.

4 things we’ll learn from the first closeup 2019-03-29 09:58:44Scientists are gearing up to release the first image of the black hole at the center of the galaxy. Here’s what they hope to find out.

One Antarctic ice shelf gets half its annual 2019-03-29 07:00:04Antarctica’s coasts get most of their snow from just a few big storms each year.

Saturn’s rings paint some of its moons shades 2019-03-28 14:00:04Moons located among Saturn’s inner rings are different colors depending on their distance from the planet, suggesting they’re picking up r

Chytrid’s frog-killing toll has been tallied — and 2019-03-28 14:00:04Losses due to the amphibian-killing chytrid fungus are “the greatest documented loss of biodiversity attributable to a pathogen,” research

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Spider monkeys lower their 'whinnies' when making long-distance 2019-04-03 15:54:55Isolated spider monkeys (Ateles geoffroyi) likely lower the pitch of their calls to improve the chances of re-establishing contact with their group, a

Scientists discover first organism with chlorophyll genes that 2019-04-03 13:50:58For the first time scientists have found an organism that can produce chlorophyll but does not engage in photosynthesis. The peculiar organism is dubb

Global warming disrupts recovery of coral reefs 2019-04-03 13:50:52The damage caused to the Great Barrier Reef by global warming has compromised the capacity of its corals to recover, according to new research.

Thirteen new ant species discovered in Hong Kong 2019-04-03 13:50:41"If you believe that all life surrounding you in Hong Kong has been discovered, then you'll realize that you just need to look a bit closer... not f

Scientists decipher 3D structure of a promising molecular 2019-04-03 13:50:38Researchers have revealed the full structure of human ACLY, a building block of metabolism over-expressed in several types of cancers. Their discovery

Otherworldly mirror pools and mesmerizing landscapes discovered on 2019-04-03 13:50:33Scientists recently discovered and explored a hydrothermal field at 2,000 meters depth in the Gulf of California where towering mineral structures ser

Integrating infant mental health into the neonatal intensive 2019-04-03 13:50:19Psychotherapists attend to mental health needs of NICU families, specifically focusing on the developing relationship between babies and parents.