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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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A Third of All Galaxy Clusters Have Gone 2019-01-11 18:13:51Hidden Clusters The universe is far from homogenous. Rather, stars, and the galaxies that contain them, clump together in some places, brought togethe

Mystic River Herring Education Project 2019-01-11 18:03:04Natural beauty is not out of reach even in the most urban of spaces. The Mystic River Watershed is the most populated watershed in Massachusetts, with

Neurons From People With Autism Grow Differently, Scientists 2019-01-11 17:49:39Researchers announced this week that they may have helped illuminate another small piece of the puzzle that is autism spectrum disorder (ASD), a devel

NASA's New World-hunting Satellite Just Found Two More 2019-01-11 17:40:59Within just a few months of beginning its primary science mission, NASA's planet-hunting Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) alrea

Recreating the Intense Conditions of the Earth's Mantle 2019-01-11 17:26:50Science is never exactly easy, but it’s especially tough when you can’t see, touch or even really interact with your subject. Consider the

We've been waiting for El Niño, but all 2019-01-10 20:38:50https://youtu.be/9Ypiva5fP8M The animation above shows how sea surface temperatures in the Pacific Ocean varied from average week by week, starting i

Conditions for Life Might Exist On The New 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

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James Watson Had a Chance to Salvage His 2019-01-10 00:35:06The Nobel-winning biologist has drawn global criticism with unfounded pronouncements on genetics, race and intelligence. He still thinks he’s ri

More Trouble for the Hubble Telescope as a 2019-01-09 21:00:31Last year a gyroscope died, now there’s a camera glitch. That’s just the telescope “aging gracefully,” the mission director sa

Shutdown Means E.P.A. Pollution Inspectors Aren’t on the 2019-01-09 19:44:42The E.P.A.'s shutdown furlough of most inspection personnel has halted one of the government’s most important public health activities.

Research Details How Junk Food Companies Influence China’s 2019-01-09 19:40:21A life sciences institute funded by Coca-Cola and other multinational beverage and snack companies even has offices inside the government’s heal

Government Shutdown Curtails F.D.A. Food Inspections 2019-01-09 18:37:09While the Agriculture Department continues to inspect domestic meat and poultry, the F.D.A. has reduced inspections of fruits, vegetables and other fo

Trilobites: A Woman’s Work Was Sometimes Blue 2019-01-09 17:58:01A rare blue pigment, discovered on the teeth of a Medieval nun, suggests that women of that time were more involved than thought in producing religiou

Peter Meldrum, Who Lost a Fight to Patent 2019-01-09 13:29:39He led Myriad Genetics, whose patents on the BRCA1 and BRCA2 genes, associated with breast cancer, were invalidated by the Supreme Court.

Is Stunning an Animal Before Slaughter More Humane? 2019-01-09 12:36:01Two regions of Belgium are banning kosher and halal slaughter, arguing that not using stunning is cruel. But Jewish and Muslim leaders say their tradi

With 86% Drop, California’s Monarch Butterfly Population Hits 2019-01-09 05:00:04The monarchs’ declining wintertime numbers are “potentially catastrophic,” according to the nonprofit conservation group that conduc

Feature: How Beauty Is Making Scientists Rethink Evolution 2019-01-09 05:00:01The extravagant splendor of the animal kingdom can’t be explained by natural selection alone — so how did it come to be?

When the Illness Is a Mystery, Patients Turn 2019-01-08 16:53:11The Undiagnosed Diseases Network takes on the toughest cases, patients whose symptoms have defied explanation.

You asked: To Go Bare Down There? 2019-01-08 14:05:03Many women do it, but it is important to understand the risks of pubic hair removal before you do.

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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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Harnessing multiple data streams and artificial intelligence to 2019-01-11 14:37:44Influenza is highly contagious and easily spreads as people move about and travel, making tracking and forecasting flu activity a challenge. While the

Technique identifies electricity-producing bacteria 2019-01-11 14:37:40Engineers have developed a microfluidic technique that can quickly process small samples of bacteria and gauge a specific property that's highly corr

3D printing 100 times faster with light 2019-01-11 14:37:36Rather than building up plastic filaments layer by layer, a new approach to 3D printing lifts complex shapes from a vat of liquid at up to 100 times f

Curricular changes show success by fourth year 2019-01-11 14:37:33In a four-year study, a group of science faculty finds that student buy-in to a new curriculum, and therefore satisfaction, increases with each succes

Making ammonia 'greener' 2019-01-11 14:37:31Researchers have come up with a new way to create ammonia from nitrogen and water at low temperature and low pressure. They've done it successfully s

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

A new mechanism helps explain differences between eukaryotic 2019-01-11 11:29:01What makes distinct species have different proteins? Is there a key that allows eukaryotic cells to produce proteins involved in multicellularity that

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

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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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