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Marine Biologists Identify First Narwhal-Beluga Hybrid 2019-06-21 08:47:47Narwhals (Monodon monoceros) and beluga whales (Delphinapterus leucas) are medium-sized toothed whales and the sole representatives of the Monodontida

Molecule Normally Associated with DNA Repair Plays Central 2019-06-21 07:20:45A new study, published in the June 11 issue of the journal Cell Reports, found that poly(ADP ribose), or PAR, a molecule once thought only to exist in

Rock-Eating Shipworm Discovered in Philippines 2019-06-20 13:43:40An international research team led by Northeastern University marine biologists has discovered a new genus and species of shipworm burrowing into the

Paleontologists Find Strange Microbes in Dinosaur Fossils 2019-06-20 10:10:22In a new study published in the journal eLife, an international team of paleontologists looked for preserved collagen proteins and DNA in the fossiliz

Two Earth-Mass Exoplanets Found in Habitable Zone around 2019-06-20 08:07:39Astronomers using the CARMENES (Calar Alto high-Resolution search for M dwarfs with Exoearths with Near-infrared and optical Échelle Spectrogra

Physicists Say Quantum Gravity ‘Has No Symmetry’ 2019-06-20 06:32:16An international team of theoretical physicists has found that when gravity is combined with quantum mechanics, no global symmetries are possible. &ld

Novel Anti-Inflammatory Molecule Isolated from Soil-Dwelling Bacterium 2019-06-19 15:25:46About three decades after scientists coined the term ‘hygiene hypothesis’ to suggest that increased exposure to microorganisms could benef

‘Meteoric Smoke’ May Play Key Role in Formation 2019-06-19 12:18:22Planetary scientists have long observed water-ice clouds in the Martian middle atmosphere (18.6-37.2 miles, or 30-60 km, above the surface). Now, a Un

Hyenas Once Lived above Arctic Circle 2019-06-19 09:19:24Paleontologists have found two fossilized teeth of extinct cursorial hyenas (genus Chasmaporthetes) in the remote Old Crow River region in northern Yu

First Multicellular Organisms Were Collections of Stem Cell-Like 2019-06-19 07:51:40A team of researchers from the University of Queensland and the University of Alabama has found that the first multicellular organisms probably weren&

Study Provides New Insights into Biology of ‘Satiety 2019-06-18 15:36:28Leptin, a hormone secreted by fat cells, informs the brain about sufficiency of fuel stores. When insufficient, leptin levels fall, triggering increas

Neolithic Çatalhöyük Experienced Modern Urban Problems 2019-06-18 12:21:09An international team of researchers has found that the inhabitants of the Neolithic settlement Çatalhöyük (7100-5950 BCE) experience

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Brain Health Supplements Don't Work, New Study Shows 2019-06-21 08:00:22Older people often take many supplements, including ones purported to help with brain health. A recent study says the supplements do not work. (Credit

Americans Ignore Experts, Continue To Devour Processed Meats 2019-06-21 00:00:21Processed meats remain a major part of the average American's diet. (Credit: Wikimedia Commons/Raysonho@ Open Grid Scheduler/Grid Engine) Well, th

One Day of Work Per Week is Enough 2019-06-20 19:00:58Work, even in small doses, can actually be good for our mental health. (Credit: GaudiLab/Shutterstock) For most of us, work is, well, work. It can

ESA Plans Mission to Intercept a 'Pristine' Comet 2019-06-20 17:15:46Comet 67P was thoroughly explored over two years. Now, astronomers are hunting an even fresher catch. (Credit: ESA/Rosetta/NavCam) The European Spa

People Are More Likely to Return Wallets if 2019-06-20 16:27:44People are more likely to track down a the owner of a wallet if it contains a large sum of money. (Credit: Shutterstock) What would you do if you f

Scientists Find a Never-Before-Seen Hybrid: A Narluga 2019-06-20 15:50:32The first "narluga" skull ever to be discovered. The hybrid mixes traits of its beluga and narwhal parents. (Credit: Mikkel Høegh Post, Natur

A Molecule Long Thought Harmless Plays a Role 2019-06-20 15:00:48The location of the pancreas in the human body. (Credit: Magic mine/Shutterstock) Pancreatic cancer is one of the deadliest forms of cancer —

The Event Horizon Telescope's Possible Next Target? Blazars 2019-06-20 13:30:39A blazar is an active black hole hurling jets of material directly at Earth. (Credit: NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center/CI Lab) The Event Horizon Te

Third Falcon Heavy Launch Set for Next Week 2019-06-20 12:51:18Falcon Heavy made its second launch on April 11 from NASA’s Kennedy Space Center. (Credit: SpaceX) The third launch of SpaceX’s Falcon

Astronomers Discover a New Stage of Galaxy Evolution 2019-06-20 12:29:18An artist depicts the powerful quasar blowing away material immediately around it, but with the outer reaches of the galaxy still containing red dust

Study shows that Trump's new "Affordable Clean Energy" 2019-06-19 21:46:41This animated spiral portrays the simulated changes in the global average monthly air temperature from 1850 through the present relative to 1850-1900,

Life’s a Blur — But We Don’t See 2019-06-19 17:56:56The lines scribbled over this famous Georges Seurat painting come from an experiment that tracked how the human eye jerks around as it takes in the de

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How the ISS recycles its air and water 2019-06-20 22:35:47NASA has come up with some very clever ways to reclaim precious water and oxygen, and they're getting ever-closer to closing the loop and making the

Male ants are pretty much just flying sperm 2019-06-20 19:23:57Here’s what else you need to know about ants.

The first paternity tests involved 'blood vibration.' They 2019-06-20 18:30:00In 1921, Mrs. Rosa Vittori filed charges in a San Francisco court against her former husband. Paul Vittori refused to pay child support for her two-mo

GE's process for resetting smart light bulbs is 2019-06-20 18:22:58GE's video about resetting smart light bulbs isn't that complicated, so everybody chill out.

Sweet headphones to rock, run, and chill out 2019-06-20 17:05:11All the new headphones to check out for casual listening, on-the-go, or working out.

Meteoric smoke could be key to putting clouds 2019-06-20 15:19:05Scientists have always struggled to understand how Mars could continue to make clouds in spite of so much going against it.

We waste 40 percent of the food we 2019-06-20 13:24:00You might be surprised to learn how much of the food loss in our system occurs after the harvest, and how much is for superficial reasons.

17 minutes outside a day keeps the doctor 2019-06-20 12:02:46New research suggests that you don’t have to pull a Thoreau and move to Walden pond to get a health-enhancing dose of nature.

The ‘life support system of the biosphere’ is 2019-06-19 22:04:16“Simply put, the microbial world constitutes the life support system of the biosphere.”

Volvo Group's new military vehicle can drive sideways, 2019-06-19 21:25:15It's smaller and faster than a Humvee.

These flesh-eating bacteria are finding new beaches to 2019-06-19 19:39:48Just as birds and ticks are heading north in these warmer times, microbes are also on the move.

New York is passing its own Green New 2019-06-19 18:30:00New York appears poised to pass its own version of the Green New Deal. It could be the nation’s most ambitious climate legislation.

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E.P.A. Finalizes Its Plan to Replace Obama-Era Climate 2019-06-21 10:05:39The new measure will very likely prompt a flurry of legal challenges. If upheld in court, it could tie the hands of future presidents on global warmin

With More Storms and Rising Seas, Which U.S. 2019-06-21 10:05:38As the dangers and costs of climate change rise, policymakers are facing painful choices about how to decide which communities to protect.

Giant Squid, Phantom of the Deep, Reappears on 2019-06-21 09:13:16Seven years after scientists caught the elusive deep-sea cephalopod on video, they saw another. Then lightning struck a third time.

U.K. Official Suspended for Forcing Out Climate Protester 2019-06-21 08:23:06TV footage showed Mark Field, a senior foreign policy official, jump from his seat and grab a protester at an event Thursday night.

In Hawaii, Construction to Begin on Disputed Telescope 2019-06-21 06:34:03Work on the Thirty Meter Telescope on Mauna Kea, bitterly opposed by Hawaiian activists, could start soon.

Watch Soap Bubbles Turn Into Tiny Snow Globes 2019-06-21 05:54:26The freeze front creates an unusual liquid flow on the surface of the soap bubbles, new research suggests.

Would You Return This Lost Wallet? 2019-06-21 05:54:25An intriguing new study found that people across the world are more inclined to give back a lost wallet if there is money inside.

About the Idea That You’re Growing Horns From 2019-06-21 03:46:22Neck strain and bone spurs are certainly possible from poor posture, but some experts doubt that cellphones are the only culprit.

Roberto Burle Marx and His Leafy Vision of 2019-06-21 00:01:38The New York Botanical Garden has opened its largest ever show, devoted to the Brazilian landscape architect.

Demise of Gasoline Cars? What We Know About 2019-06-20 23:29:17It’s one of the world’s most far-reaching climate plans. Here’s what it could mean for your work, health, neighborhood and bank acco

Boarding Now: Parents of Children With Food Allergies 2019-06-20 17:11:57Airlines must permit some parents — or passengers with food allergies themselves — to preboard in order to wipe down seats, federal regula

DNA Microscope Sees ‘Through the Eyes of the 2019-06-20 15:42:26A new imaging tool works more like Google Maps than a traditional microscope.

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Major study finds no conclusive links to health 2019-06-20 22:00:26Researchers have found no link between exposure to emissions from municipal waste incinerators (MWIs) and infant deaths or reduced fetal growth.

'DNA microscopy' offers entirely new way to image 2019-06-20 17:21:46Rather than relying on optics, the microscopy system offers a chemically encoded way to map biomolecules' relative positions.

Epilepsy and sudden death linked to bad gene 2019-06-20 16:46:42In sudden death in epilepsy, people stop breathing for no apparent reason and die. Now, a group of UConn neuroscientists have a lead as to why. Many n

Advanced NMR captures new details in nanoparticle structures 2019-06-20 16:46:37Advanced nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) techniques have revealed surprising details about the structure of a key group of materials in nanotechology

Phenols in cocoa bean shells may reverse obesity-related 2019-06-20 16:46:34A new study suggests that three of the phenolic compounds in cocoa bean shells have powerful effects on the fat and immune cells in mice, potentially

Largest study of CTE finds it in 6% 2019-06-20 15:35:48Nearly 6% of athletes and non-athletes were found to have the neurodegenerative disorder chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) in the largest, and br

Sugars that coat proteins are a possible drug 2019-06-20 15:35:36CA19-9 is a complex sugar structure that coats proteins. Elevated levels of CA19-9 was found to cause inflammation in the pancreas in mice and promote

Not always reaching your potential is okay, but 2019-06-20 15:35:24Having aspirations helps us navigate life in a meaningful and fulfilling way, but it can also cause psychological distress when hopes are left unfulfi