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Cassini Team Delivers New Findings on Saturn’s Ring 2019-06-17 11:26:48Although NASA’s Cassini mission ended in 2017, science continues to flow from the data collected. In a series of papers in the journal Science,

Hubble Space Telescope Sees IC 10 2019-06-17 07:34:23The NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope has captured a striking new photo of the irregular galaxy IC 10. IC 10 is a member of the Local Group, a collectio

Almond Genome Sequenced 2019-06-17 04:45:21The domesticated almond tree (Prunus amygdalus) has been feeding humans for millennia. Derivation from the wild, bitter, and toxic almond required los

Study: Bottlenose Dolphins Form Friendships through Shared Interests 2019-06-14 15:16:47According to new research, published in the published in the Proceedings of the Royal Society B, Indo-Pacific bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops aduncus) l

Is Consciousness a Fundamental Quality of the Universe? 2019-06-14 13:45:34Scientists have long been trying to understand human consciousness — the subjective ‘stuff’ of thoughts and sensations inside our mi

Giant Cambrian Trilobite Species Unearthed in Australia 2019-06-14 11:11:40Paleontologists have unearthed fossils of a giant trilobite species that inhabited Australian waters approximately 500 million years ago (Cambrian per

Dwarf Starburst Galaxy Harbors Supermassive Black Hole 2019-06-14 08:48:40A starburst galaxy called ESO 495-21 is just 3,000 light-years across, but it harbors a black hole of about one million solar masses at its core.

Vitamin K Involved in Disablement Process in Older 2019-06-14 06:59:41Reduced levels of circulating vitamin K are linked to an increased risk of mobility limitation and disability in older adults, according to a study pu

30,000-Year-Old Head of Pleistocene Wolf Found in Siberian 2019-06-13 15:09:03A perfectly preserved head of a large wolf has been unearthed from the melting permafrost in eastern Siberia. The head of an adult wolf was found near

Dark Monopoles: Theoretical Physicists Propose New Candidate for 2019-06-13 10:36:39Professor John Terning and Dr. Christopher Verhaaren from the University of California, Davis, have a new candidate for dark matter — a dark mon

Hubble Spots Sodium Chloride on Jupiter’s Moon Europa 2019-06-13 08:21:05Astronomers using the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope have discovered that the yellow color visible on portions of the surface of Europa, the second G

Scientists Sequence Spider Glue Genes 2019-06-13 07:07:24Researchers have published the first-ever complete sequences of two genes that allow spiders to produce glue, a modified version of silk that keeps a

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Incredible Rock-Eating Shipworm Is First Of Its Kind 2019-06-18 19:01:46A section of limestone riddled with burrows bored by a unique rock-eating shipworm. (Credit: Shipway et al 2019, Proc. R. Soc. B 20190434. http://dx.d

Honeybees Know What 3 Means (and 2, and 2019-06-18 19:01:22One honeybee, ah ah ah... (Credit: yod67/Shutterstock) Humans, monkeys, pigeons, fish and honeybees can all grasp the concept of a greate

Scientists Read the Sun’s History in Moon Rocks 2019-06-18 17:59:11Solar flares and coronal mass ejections were more common when the sun was younger, but it may still have been quieter than many other stars like it. (

Humans Are Probably Behind the Evolution of 'Puppy 2019-06-18 17:53:05Dogs likely evolved the gesture in response to human pressure. (Credit: Fotyma/Shutterstock) You know that look Fido gives you from underneath the

Understanding Microsleep — When Our Minds Are Both 2019-06-18 15:33:58Seconds-long periods of sleep, known as "microsleep," are common during mundane tasks like driving. While these unintended brain naps can be difficu

Fossil Find Is First Evidence Of Arctic Hyenas 2019-06-18 06:00:16An artist’s rendering of ancient Arctic hyenas belonging to the genus Chasmaporthetes, now known to have roamed Canada's Yukon Territory. (Cred

It's Pollinator Week and we're all a-buzzzz! 2019-06-17 21:52:05This is a perfect week to make and share your pollinator observations with scientists. Our editors selected five projects in need of your help. Mor

Researchers Discover Urban Problems Plagued Even the Earliest 2019-06-17 19:01:43Excavations at Çatalhöyük. (Credit: NiglaNik/Shutterstock) In the mid-1960s, an English archaeologist discovered an enormous and a

Researchers Find Earliest Example of Merging Galaxies 2019-06-17 18:17:29An artist rendered their own view of what the merging galaxies might look like. (Credit: NAOJ) Thirteen billion years ago, two galaxies collided to

Closing In On a Non-sugar Sweetener — One 2019-06-17 18:14:38(Credit: SpeedKingz/Shutterstock) The first time someone synthesized saccharin, the artificial sweetener in Sweet’N Low, it was an accident.

SNAPSHOT: How Sediment Layers Reveal Earth's Ancient Climate 2019-06-17 18:11:49Colorized elevation map of a lakebed in New Jersey shows stripes of ancient sediment deposits. The deposits are tied to cycles of wet and dry climates

The globe just experienced its second warmest March 2019-06-17 15:11:54Overall, the global mean temperature during March through May was 1.02 °C warmer than the 1951-1980 average. This made it the second warmest such

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Watch Soap Bubbles Turn Into Tiny Snow Globes 2019-06-18 21:40:05The freeze front creates an unusual liquid flow on the surface of the soap bubbles, new research suggests.

People Are Taking Emotional Support Animals Everywhere. States 2019-06-18 20:13:46More Americans are saying they need a variety of animals — dogs, ducks, even insects — for their mental health. But critics say many are r

Shark Attack in North Carolina, 3rd This Month, 2019-06-18 19:22:11Only three shark attacks were reported in the state in all of 2018, according to the International Shark Attack File. But experts say there is often y

This Creature Eats Stone. Sand Comes Out the 2019-06-18 19:01:08Shipworms are known for boring into wood and digesting it, but scientists found a new species with a very different diet.

These Animal Migrations Are Huge — and Invisible 2019-06-18 18:23:24Swarms of insects move across continents each year. Scientists used radar to track one species and discovered a vast ecological force.

How an Arctic Hyena Was Found in Canada, 2019-06-18 15:11:56The discovery illustrates how museum collections may be filled with forgotten fossils that could expand knowledge of prehistory.

Those Puppy Dog Eyes You Can’t Resist? Thank 2019-06-18 14:15:01Dogs have a muscle that lets them make a face to melt a human’s heart.

Dr. Elizabeth Barrett-Connor, Scrutinizer of Aging, Dies at 2019-06-18 13:03:39Dr. Barrett-Connor founded and led an important long-term study on aging, using both men and women as subjects — an unusual method at the time.

By the Numbers: Vaccines Are Safe 2019-06-18 12:49:48Americans have received billions of doses of vaccines for everything from measles to the flu. In 30 years, very few injury claims have been filed with

Cuttlefish Arms Are Not So Different From Yours 2019-06-18 12:08:15Cephalopods, flies and even humans share genes needed to develop limbs, perhaps provided by a common ancestor.

Meet Australia’s New Sex-Changing Tomato: Solanum Plastisexum 2019-06-18 11:02:04A plant that grows in the country’s north has been found to exhibit an unpredictable sexual identity, challenging the idea of reproductive norms

How Much Nature Is Enough? 120 Minutes a 2019-06-18 09:23:41Researchers have now quantified the ideal amount of time needed to reap the health benefits of the great outdoors.

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Today’s exotic pets are tomorrow’s invasive pests 2019-06-18 22:06:43In South Florida, there are tens of thousands of invasive Burmese pythons that started out as exotic house pets. And they aren't alone. The exotic pe

Adobe is teaching artificial intelligence to sniff out 2019-06-18 21:29:33Adobe is trying to keep up with fakers.

What sex is this tomato plant? It depends 2019-06-18 19:39:48For the scientists who study them, these non-binary tomatoes are truly beffudling—and have been for at least half a century.

How a foreign country hacks a power grid 2019-06-18 17:36:37Here's how a nation-state might infiltrate another's power grid, and what they might be able to accomplish.

Chill coolers to keep your beverages and food 2019-06-18 16:15:57Whether your on the road, taking a hike, or setting up for a party in your backyard, a trustworthy cooler is the key to a good time.

Artificial intelligence could help farmers water only the 2019-06-18 15:00:00As climate change worsens rainstorms in the Midwest and drought in California, the technology could also help growers navigate more severe and volatil

How to move playlists between music streaming services 2019-06-18 13:30:00Switching from Spotify to Apple Music? Or from Tidal to Deezer? Here's how to take your carefully curated playlists with you.

What to know about fecal transplants in the 2019-06-18 12:26:35Transplanting feces might sound like a recipe for bacterial infections, but until last week the data suggested it was actually quite safe.

Scientists just debunked a major myth about heirloom 2019-06-17 21:56:44All these researchers are saying is give (modern cultivars of) wheat a chance.

Redshirts on the red planet: Mars is sporting 2019-06-17 20:20:36A new image of Mars reveals some unlikely branding on the red planet.

How to easily share Wi-Fi passwords 2019-06-17 17:45:03When a friend asks for your Wi-Fi password, how long is your explanation? Saying “Oh, it’s a mess of letters and numbers taped to the rout

46 percent off cast iron Cuisinart cookware and 2019-06-17 17:10:42PopSci is always on the lookout for today's best deals. Our lists will be updated throughout the day, so check back to see if stumbled upon any aweso

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Norovirus close-ups might help fight stomach flu 2019-06-17 10:00:10Detailed views of a common stomach virus that causes vomiting and diarrhea could aid vaccine and disinfectant development.

Diamond detectors could aid the search for dark 2019-06-17 08:00:15Elusive dark matter particles could be spotted when they slam into electrons or atomic nuclei within diamond, scientists say.

Is a long-dormant Russian volcano waking up? It’s 2019-06-17 06:00:17Scientists debate how to interpret seismic activity near Bolshaya Udina on the remote Kamchatka Peninsula.

Table salt may be hiding in Europa’s underground 2019-06-14 11:02:04Observations of Europa by the Hubble Space Telescope suggest that the moon’s ice-covered ocean may hold sodium chloride, or common table salt.

Many of the world’s rivers are flush with 2019-06-14 09:00:40Antibiotic pollution can fuel drug resistance in microbes. A global survey of rivers finds unsafe levels of antibiotics in 16 percent of sites.

Massive superflares have been seen erupting from stars 2019-06-14 07:00:19Older stars, like the sun, can still send out massive bursts of energy that can be seen from light-years away.

When fighting lice, focus on kids’ heads, not 2019-06-13 08:00:22Learning a little about lice makes for a more efficient battle against the bugs.

Some Canadian lakes still store DDT in their 2019-06-13 06:01:52Yesterday’s DDT pollution crisis is still today’s problem in some of Canada’s lakes.

The National Weather Service has launched its new 2019-06-12 15:11:18The United