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Elevated Levels of Oxygen Gave Rise to North 2019-08-22 14:11:35A team of researchers from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and the University of Texas Austin has used a new technique to analyze tiny amounts of gas

Fasting Improves Inflammatory Diseases without Compromising Antimicrobial Immunity 2019-08-22 11:31:58Short-term and intermittent fasting reduces chronic inflammation and improves chronic inflammatory diseases without affecting the immune system’

New Type of Supernova Totally Annihilates Its Parent 2019-08-22 11:01:57Astronomers have announced the discovery of the most massive star ever known to be destroyed by a supernova explosion. Dubbed SN 2016iet, the explosiv

Meet Adratiklit boulahfa, World’s Earliest Known Stegosaur 2019-08-22 08:18:20Paleontologists in Morocco have found fossil fragments from a new genus and species of stegosaur that walked the Earth about 168 million years ago (Ju

Study: Reef Manta Rays Form Complex and Longer-Lasting 2019-08-22 07:07:07Reef manta rays (Mobula alfredi) form social bonds and actively choose their social partners, according to a study by researchers from the Marine Mega

Newly-Discovered Microbe Turns Oil into Methane 2019-08-21 13:22:52Methanoliparia, a species of archaea from deep-sea oil seeps of the Gulf of Mexico, splits long-chain hydrocarbons into methane and carbon dioxide, ac

8,000-Year-Old Wooden Platform Found Off Isle of Wight 2019-08-21 11:13:46Underwater archaeologists working off the coast of the Isle of Wight have discovered an 8,000-year-old structure next to what is believed to be the wo

Second Planet Found Hiding in Beta Pictoris System 2019-08-21 09:14:07Using data from ESO’s High Accuracy Radial Velocity Planet Searcher (HARPS) instrument, a multinational team of astronomers has uncovered eviden

NASA Confirms Europa Clipper Mission 2019-08-21 07:36:16NASA’s Europa Clipper mission is moving toward completion of its final design, followed by the construction and testing of the solar-powered spa

Migratory Songbirds Trade Off Safety for Lower Energy 2019-08-20 14:10:56Each spring and fall, millions of birds switch to migrating at night. Most of these are small songbirds migrating long distances that need to alternat

Researcher Reconstructs Female Druid’s Face after 2,000 Years 2019-08-20 12:35:46A researcher from the University of Dundee has recreated the head of one of Scotland’s oldest druids. Nicknamed Hilda, the female druid could ha

Earth-Sized Exoplanet LHS 3844b is Similar to Mercury, 2019-08-20 10:07:18LHS 3844b, a 1.3-Earth-radii terrestrial world in an 11-hour orbit around the small nearby star LHS 3844, very likely has little to no atmosphere and

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Our Microbiomes Might Shape Our Social Lives 2019-08-22 17:40:43(Credit: Sara López Gilabert/SAPIENS) It is early morning on a wide plain in Amboseli National Park in southern Kenya. With a small Dixie cu

Babies Need Healthy Microbiomes. But Where Do Microbiomes 2019-08-22 15:57:29(Credit: Odua Images/Shutterstock) A human’s genes are laid down at conception. A fetus’ heart, brain and other organs start to form fi

The Latest Photos From Hayabusa2's Mission to Asteroid 2019-08-22 14:00:47The image shows the first image acquired by the DLR-developed MASCAM camera system during Hayabusa2's descent, shortly after separation from the land

Audiobooks or Reading? To Our Brains, It Doesn't 2019-08-22 13:51:56These color-coded maps of the brain show the semantic similarities during listening (top) and reading (bottom). (Credit: Fatma Deniz) If you don&rs

A Crater Lake and Pumice Raft in the 2019-08-22 09:18:32The new crater lake at Kīlauea's summit, spotted on August 15, 2019. M. Patrick, USGS-HVO Over the last few weeks, we've had two newsworthy

Can One Beer a Day Increase Your Cancer 2019-08-21 17:50:52Does alcohol cause cancer? Here's what recent research tells us. (Credit: Mateone/Shutterstock) Humans and the bottle go a long way back. Archaeol

8 New Fast Radio Burst Sources Offer New 2019-08-21 17:31:22An artist's illustration of a neutron star, a proposed source for fast radio bursts. (Credit: Casey Reed - Penn State University/Wikimedia Commons)

3 Earth-sized Planets Found Around One of Earth's 2019-08-21 17:14:16GJ 1061 is a cool red dwarf similar to the star TRAPPIST-1. This artist's concept imagines a view from the surface of one of TRAPPIST-1's multiple e

Scientists Tell Us How to Be Better Wine 2019-08-21 13:58:49The world of wine is complex. But there are a few simple things you can do to up your skills. (Credit: nd3000/Shutterstock) Only 256 people in the

Why a Polish Village Hasn't Seen a Baby 2019-08-21 11:47:06One Polish town has seen an unlikely string of female births stretching for nearly a decade. (Credit: Omar Lopez/Unsplash) The tiny Polish village

SPONSORED: Launching the 'Space & Beyond' Subscription Box 2019-08-20 17:45:34I was 14 years old when I first saw Saturn through a telescope, its rings glowing a vibrant yellow-orange. In that moment, the seemingly two-dimension

The Racism of Carl Jung 2019-08-20 17:14:48The Swiss psychoanalyst Carl Jung (1875-1961) was one of the best-known psychologists of the 20th century. He introduced such famous concepts as intro

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Border detention centers won't give vaccines, despite flu 2019-08-22 18:00:00Customs and Border Patrol will not provide flu vaccinations to migrants detained in facilities at the border, according to an official statement sent

Electric face cleaners to get the oil and 2019-08-22 16:55:00Whether you’re looking for a gentle cleanse, deep exfoliation, or a face cleaner that can also clean your feet, one of these three options is fo

Four Bluetooth headphones that protect your kids' ears 2019-08-22 16:05:00Over-ear headphones that prevent your kids from blasting their eardrums while watching Youtube.

How predicting the future shifted from fiction to 2019-08-22 15:45:15From mobile phones to artificial wombs: what a visionary set of predictions from a century ago can teach us about our attempts to forecast the future

The Amazon rainforest is burning, and humans are 2019-08-22 14:30:00Dark skies over Sao Paulo this week were just a local hint of an unfolding global catastrophe centered in Brazil. This year, the Amazon rainforest is

How elite drivers train to endure the punishing 2019-08-22 13:35:21Could you endure the forces and physical stress of a professional race?

The best dash cams for your car—and why 2019-08-22 12:15:00Use a dash cam to capture videos of accidents or footage of the road.

Pencil cases to keep your writing tools organized 2019-08-22 12:01:00Because the only thing better than school supplies is an organizational system to keep them tidy.

Extreme weather is making these spiders extra feisty 2019-08-22 11:00:00Depending on their environment, these tangle web colonies can be mostly aggressive or mostly docile, and like the individual traits, the colony’

Build the ultimate natural disaster survival kit 2019-08-22 09:30:00Natural disasters seem like a constant topic on the news this year. There is, however, something that you can control. You build a survival kit to get

Pence says U.S. rocket companies will put astronauts 2019-08-22 08:01:33After years of delays, launch day appears to be getting closer. On Tuesday, at the sixth public meeting of the White House National Space Council, NAS

Remember brown fat? We may finally know why 2019-08-21 18:01:09It’s a game-changing discovery for a kind of body tissue we're barely beginning to understand.

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Fires in Amazon Rain Forest Have Surged This New! 2019-08-22 20:31:11The fires, most of which have been set by farmers clearing their land, are raging in uninhabited areas of rain forest and intruding on populated areas

This Daily Pill Cut Heart Attacks by Half. 2019-08-22 19:24:29“Polypills” of generic drugs may dramatically reduce heart attacks and strokes in poor countries, a new study suggests. Some experts still

Workers at Big Government Lab Sue Over Exposure 2019-08-22 18:40:43Former technicians at the Brookhaven National Laboratory in New York say the were sickened by exposure to a toxic cleaning compound.

Zika Was Soaring Across Cuba. Few Outside the 2019-08-22 18:40:40The mosquito-borne virus spread through the island in 2017, but global health officials failed to sound the alarm.

Underwater Video Offers New Look at Titanic Wreck 2019-08-22 18:15:22The footage, captured by a team from Triton Submarines, showed the deterioration of the R.M.S. Titanic. The company said it was the first such visit i

She Studies Sea Snakes by the Seafloor 2019-08-22 18:06:18Sea snakes are the most diverse group of marine reptiles in the world, but they are poorly understood and threatened by development. Blanche D’A

Florida’s Panthers Hit With Mysterious Crippling Disorder 2019-08-22 17:24:14State wildlife officials are sharing video of disabled animals in an effort to identify the ailment and save the beloved, endangered cats.

Bernie Sanders’s ‘Green New Deal’: A $16 Trillion 2019-08-22 17:24:13Mr. Sanders’s climate change proposal calls for the United States to eliminate fossil fuel use by 2050. “We must be extraordinarily aggres

Planned Parenthood Refuses Federal Funds Over Abortion Restrictions 2019-08-22 17:24:12Facing a Trump administration rule that forbids referrals for abortion, the organization decided to reject federal funds for family planning for low-i

Trump’s Rollback of Auto Pollution Rules Shows Signs 2019-08-22 17:24:10The White House, blindsided by a pact between California and four automakers, appears to be losing ground in its effort to prevent any more for joinin

How to Rebound After a Disaster: Move, Don’t 2019-08-22 14:34:43A paper in the journal Science makes a case that, sometimes, retreating from nature instead of fighting it can open up new opportunities for communiti

How Many Triangles Are There? Here’s How to 2019-08-22 13:14:31Counting will get you nowhere. Try a little combinatorics instead.

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Mission to Jupiter's icy moon confirmed 2019-08-22 14:32:18An icy ocean world in our solar system that could tell us more about the potential for life on other worlds is coming into focus with confirmation of

A single gene determines whether a fly has 2019-08-22 14:19:50Trade-offs in the sizes of visual and olfactory organs are a common feature of animal evolution, but the underlying genetic and developmental mechanis

Genes tell the story of how the Asian 2019-08-22 14:19:48Over the last 40 years, the Asian tiger mosquito, Aedes albopictus, has invaded every continent thanks to the transportation of its eggs via human tra

Lasers enable engineers to weld ceramics, no furnace 2019-08-22 14:19:46Smartphones that don't scratch or shatter. Metal-free pacemakers. Electronics for space and other harsh environments. These could all be made possibl

Memory T cells shelter in bone marrow, boosting 2019-08-22 14:19:29Even when taking in fewer calories and nutrients, humans and other mammals usually remain protected against infectious diseases they have already enco

Dietary zinc protects against Streptococcus pneumoniae infection, study 2019-08-22 14:19:21Researchers have uncovered a crucial link between dietary zinc intake and protection against Streptococcus pneumoniae, the primary bacterial cause of

Shocking rate of plant extinctions in South Africa 2019-08-22 14:19:18Plant extinctions from South Africa's three biodiversity hot spots represent 45.4 percent of all extinctions from 10 of the world's 36 hotspots, new