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Massive Star-Forming Galaxy Spotted in Early Universe New! 2019-10-23 08:20:00Astronomers using the Atacama Large Millimeter Array (ALMA) have discovered faint traces of a huge dust-obscured star-forming galaxy never seen before

Marine Biologists Discover New Species of Octocoral New! 2019-10-23 07:52:14A previously unknown species of coral has been discovered in Hannibal Bank, a guyot seamount off Pacific Panama. Named Psammogorgia pax, the newly-dis

White Bellbird Has Loudest Songs in Avian Kingdom: 2019-10-22 15:04:33A duo of ornithologists from the United States and Brazil has recorded the loudest bird song (up to 125.4 db) ever documented, made by males of the wh

New Geophysical Phenomenon Discovered: Stormquakes 2019-10-22 10:56:35Energetic storms generate strong ocean waves, which can interact with shallow seafloor features located near the edge of continental shelves known as

Ancient ‘Stepped Street’ in Jerusalem Commissioned by Pontius 2019-10-22 10:11:51For over a century, excavations in Jerusalem have been uncovering segments of the city’s Roman-period network of streets, particularly the so-ca

Researchers Unravel Origin and Chemical Composition of Titan’s 2019-10-22 08:47:39Vast longitudinal dunes up to 330 feet (100 m) in height in the equatorial deserts of Saturn’s moon Titan are the Solar System’s most monu

Scientists Find Pseudothumbs in Aye-Aye’s Hands 2019-10-22 07:07:56An international team of researchers from North Carolina State University and CNRS have found that aye-ayes (Daubentonia madagascariensis) possess pse

Chandra Sheds New Light on Tycho’s Supernova Remnant 2019-10-21 15:16:56X-ray images of Tycho’s supernova remnant (Tycho’s SNR) show a pattern of bright clumps and fainter holes. By comparing new data from NASA

Physicists Create Unexpected New Form of Plutonium 2019-10-21 10:51:17Physicists using the European Synchrotron Radiation Facility have created a new compound of plutonium (Pu) with an unexpected, pentavalent oxidation s

Fatty Tissue Accumulates in Airways of Overweight and 2019-10-21 09:09:29According to a new study published in the European Respiratory Journal, fatty tissue accumulates within the airway walls of people who are overweight

Spectacled Flowerpecker: New Species of Bird Discovered 2019-10-21 07:14:03An international team of ornithologists led by by the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of Natural History has discovered and scientific

Hubble Observes Dwarf Spiral: IC 4653 2019-10-21 04:39:57The NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope has taken a beautiful picture of the dwarf spiral galaxy IC 4653. IC 4653 is located approximately 80 million ligh

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These Rats Have Learned How to Drive Tiny New! 2019-10-23 16:32:16A rat in its new ride. (Credit: University of Richmond) Researchers report that they've taught rats to drive cars, knocking human technical superi

Dark Matter Makes 'Super Spiral' Galaxies Spin up New! 2019-10-23 16:00:06(Credit: NASA, ESA, P. Ogle and J. DePasquale (STScI)) The larger the spiral galaxy, the faster it spins. That's a well-known fact for astronomers

Archaeologists in Jerusalem Dug Up a Road Built New! 2019-10-23 15:04:03The Dome of the Rock, on Jerusalem's Temple Mount. An ancient road leading to the site was likely built by Pontius Pilate. (Credit: FrancisOD/Shutter

A New Kind of Storm Appears on Saturn, New! 2019-10-23 14:47:50A large storm on Saturn, commonly referred to as a Great White Spot. (Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/SSI) As serene as it appears in photographs, the gas

SPONSORED: We've Launched Our New 'Space & Beyond' New! 2019-10-23 12:00:57Since its inception more than four decades ago, Astronomy magazine — the sister magazine of Discover — has offered readers a ticket to tra

How Ice Cores from Antarctica Can Make or New! 2019-10-23 10:58:35An ice core from Antarctica showing a thick layer of volcanic ash (grey). Oregon State University The Earth's ice caps, in Greenland and Antarctic

10 Medical Advances That Will Shape the Future New! 2019-10-23 06:00:00These methods and machines are making the future of medicine far brighter.

14 Tools That Changed Medicine New! 2019-10-23 06:00:00We shaped the instruments. Then they shaped us.

10 Breakthrough Moments in Medicine New! 2019-10-23 06:00:00Ideas and innovations that solved some of medicine’s most confounding mysteries.

10 Weird, Wacky and Worthwhile Experiments New! 2019-10-23 06:00:00Unexpected and offbeat discoveries sometimes yield the most startling advances in medical science.

A Doctor Confronts a Man About Why He's New! 2019-10-23 06:00:00Confronted with the unusual cause of his symptoms, a secretive patient stonewalls the doctor.

These Weird Bagworm Moths Build Log Cabins of 2019-10-22 12:57:59The nest of a female bagworm. (Credit: SIMON SHIM/Shutterstock) Is that a cluster of miniature Lincoln Logs hanging off a branch? Not quite —

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Blue Origin Taking Team Approach to Building NASA 2019-10-22 08:39:15The start-up founded by Jeff Bezos will work with three older space companies in its bid to carry American astronauts back to the lunar surface.

The World Can Make More Water From the 2019-10-22 05:00:42As more places face a scarcity of fresh water, desalination is seen as a possible answer.  But energy and financial requirements limit how widely

A Nazi Version of DDT Was Forgotten. Could 2019-10-22 01:11:09Scientists have rediscovered a compound developed by German researchers during World War II. It appears to be more effective and perhaps safer than DD

Quantum Computing Is Coming, Bit by Qubit 2019-10-21 21:03:12With transmons and entanglement, scientists strive to put subatomic weirdness to work on the human scale.

The Loudest Bird in the World Has a 2019-10-21 19:36:02When a mate approaches a male white bellbird in the Amazon, he whips around and sings his piercing tune right in her face.

$260 Million Opioid Settlement Reached at Last Minute 2019-10-21 16:41:47The deal involves large pharmaceutical distributors and Teva, resolving cases that sought redress from the devastation caused by two decades of opioid

Taking Ayahuasca When You’re a Senior Citizen 2019-10-21 15:05:36Some older adults are dabbling in this powerful psychedelic, which is mostly illegal in the United States.

The Dinosaur-Killing Asteroid Acidified the Ocean in a 2019-10-21 15:00:08The Chicxulub event was as damaging to life in the oceans as it was to creatures on land, a study shows.

Carl Safina Is Certain Your Dog Loves You 2019-10-21 11:25:02Animals have rich emotional lives, the ecologist argues. The evidence is “right in front of your eyes.”

What Causes a Mysterious Paralysis in Children? Researchers 2019-10-21 11:00:12In one study, nearly 70 percent of children with the disease had antibodies to common enteroviruses that usually produce mild effects but can sometime

Add ‘Pseudo Thumb’ to the Aye-Aye Lemur’s Bizarre 2019-10-21 08:00:09Hiding in the weird creature’s palm was something that scientists had missed.

Be Humble, and Proudly, Psychologists Say 2019-10-21 05:00:20Humility is not the boldest of personality traits, but it’s an important one, studies find. And it’s hard to fake.

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Ohio opioid trials end quickly with a $260-million 2019-10-21 18:02:00Today was meant to mark the beginning of the heavily-anticipated federal opioid trials taking place in Cleveland, Ohio. Instead, both parties reached

This $200 handheld gaming system doubles as a 2019-10-21 17:05:13This revamped gaming system isn't simply emulating your old Game Boy games.

Lionel train sets for every kind of locomotive 2019-10-21 17:05:00The best Lionel train sets available for all levels of interest.

The Forest Service wants to open 9.2 million 2019-10-21 15:00:00The Tongass National Forest in southeast Alaska is the largest temperate rainforest in the world and the largest national forest in the US. At almost

The best hot pot machines for cool weather 2019-10-21 14:58:00Multifunctional machines for a simple shabu-shabu or a hot pot and grill feast.

Stigma against polyamory could put families’ health at 2019-10-21 14:31:00A new study in the Canadian Medical Association Journal breaks down how polyamorous families dealt with stigma and challenges associated with giving b

High-protein alternatives to meat 2019-10-21 14:14:00Alternative protein sources that taste good and are better for the planet.

How to stay safe around moose 2019-10-21 12:51:36Moose: They’re easily among the top three of nearly every hiker’s must-see list in places like Canada and Alaska. They are massive (weighi

WiFi routers that will smarten up your entire 2019-10-21 12:18:36Four WiFi mesh systems that combine easy set-up with powerful signals.

K-cup coffee flavors that don’t trade taste for 2019-10-21 11:41:00K-Cup coffee pods that taste like the real thing.

Four stylish leather cases for the iPhone 11 2019-10-21 11:16:00Our top leather iPhone cases for protection and style.

How microgrids could protect California from blackouts during 2019-10-21 11:02:00California’s electric utilities will only have more to worry about, as the state’s climate becomes hotter and drier, leading to more frequ