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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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Seals Are Stranded in a Canadian Town, and 2019-01-11 13:20:24For more than a week, seals have been in Roddickton-Bide Arms, Newfoundland, and they can’t seem to find their way home.

The Flu Is Widespread in the U.S., and 2019-01-11 12:18:06In the last three months, 6 to 7 million people have caught the flu, and the season isn’t over yet.

Broadcasting from Deep Space, a Mysterious Series of 2019-01-11 11:29:32Astronomers have identified a second set of odd radio bursts from the distant universe. Aliens probably aren’t causing it, but what is?

Dr. Lewis L. Judd, Advocate of Brain Science, 2019-01-10 23:57:13At the National Institute of Mental Health, he helped put in place an ambitious research agenda focused on biology as the key to understanding psychia

Ocean Warming Is Accelerating Faster Than Thought, New 2019-01-10 19:29:16An analysis concluded that Earth’s oceans are heating up 40 percent faster on average than a United Nations panel estimated five years ago, a fi

Facing Legal Action, Insurer Now Will Cover People 2019-01-10 18:54:51Regulators had accused Mutual of Omaha of denying policies to applicants, mostly gay men, who took medication to protect against the infection.

Global Health: A Virus Even More Dangerous Than 2019-01-10 17:41:09The Zika virus must take the “side roads” into the placenta to infect a fetus, one researcher said — but the Rift Valley fever virus

Do Floppy-Eared Dogs Look Friendlier? The T.S.A. Thinks 2019-01-10 17:22:53The T.S.A. said it favors floppy-eared dogs over pointy-eared dogs in airport jobs because floppy-eared dogs appear friendlier and less aggressive. Th

George the Snail, Believed to Be the Last 2019-01-10 15:02:42Scientists say George, an inch-long mollusk about 14 years old, was most likely the last of Achatinella apexfulva, a species of land snail that lived

How Astounding Saw the Future 2019-01-10 14:00:13Tracing the evolution of the mid-20th-century magazine whose pages gave rise to the genre of science fiction.

Traditional Masculinity Can Hurt Boys, Say New A.P.A. 2019-01-10 13:31:12Men die earlier than women and commit more acts of violence. But the American Psychological Association did not have a guide for working with males, i

Trilobites: Giant Fungus Is Older, Bigger and Rarely 2019-01-10 12:15:40New genetic analysis shows that an underground parasitic mold in Michigan is about 2,500 years old and has a low mutation rate.

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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

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

Powerful microscope captures first image of nanoscaffold that 2019-01-11 09:51:33Using one of the most powerful microscopes in the world, scientists have identified a dense, dynamic and disorganized actin filament nanoscaffold -- r

Binge eating and smoking linked to bullying and 2019-01-11 09:51:30People who ever suffered bullying or sexual abuse have a lower quality of life similar to those living with chronic conditions like heart disease, dia

Integrated pathways for meeting climate targets and ensuring 2019-01-11 09:51:27Researchers have led work to develop new pathways showing how the world can develop water and energy infrastructure consistent with both the Paris Agr

Kids: Connection to nature lessens distress, hyperactivity and 2019-01-11 09:51:25A new 16-item parent questionnaire (CNI-PPC) to measure 'connectedness to nature' in very young children has been developed by Dr. Sobko and her col

Better analysis of psychological flexibility 2019-01-11 09:51:22New research has for the first time analyzed degrees of psychological flexibility and identified three distinct classes.

Being HIV positive and staying on antiretroviral therapy 2019-01-11 09:51:19An international team of researchers have carried out a review of the evidence examining what influences people who are HIV positive to go to health s

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