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Hubble Spots New Dark Storm on Neptune, Giant 2019-02-08 13:52:25Since its launch into orbit in 1990, the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope has helped astronomers to amass an album of outer planet images. Yearly monit

Mosquitoes Can Hear Sound over Surprisingly Long Distances 2019-02-08 10:47:48Yellow fever mosquitoes (Aedes aegypti) can use their antennae to detect sounds that are at least 32 feet (10 m) away, according to a new study publis

Alfven Waves: Solar Magnetic Waves Behave Differently than 2019-02-08 08:59:43A team of physicists at Northumbria University, UK, has found that magnetic waves in the corona of our Sun — its outermost layer of atmosphere &

Walnut Consumption May Lower Risk of Depression 2019-02-08 06:59:28In an epidemiological study using data on walnut consumption and depression from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES), a team

Scientists Discover Six New Species of Bristlenose Catfish 2019-02-07 13:56:50Six new species of tentacle-nosed catfish have been discovered in the Amazon and Orinoco River basins. The new catfish are all members of the genus An

New Species of Oviraptorid Dinosaur Unearthed: Gobiraptor minutus 2019-02-07 11:34:32A new species of oviraptorosaur has been unearthed in the Gobi Desert of Mongolia. Named Gobiraptor minutus, the new dinosaur is thought to have lived

NASA Orbiter Spies China’s Chang’e-4 Lander 2019-02-07 08:13:01NASA’s Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO) recently caught a view of China National Space Administration’s Chang’e-4 lander on the lu

Study: Honeybees Can Do Basic Arithmetic 2019-02-07 07:09:58A new study published in the journal Science Advances shows that honeybees (Apis mellifera), with a miniature brain, can be taught to recognize colors

Astronomers Catch Jet from Fledgling Star in Large 2019-02-06 14:44:15Deep within LHA 120-N 180B, an HII region located in the Large Magellanic Cloud, the Multi Unit Spectroscopic Explorer (MUSE) instrument on ESO’

ALMA Detects Complex Organic Molecules around V883 Orionis 2019-02-06 11:15:27V883 Orionis is a young star located approximately 1,300 light-years away in the constellation Orion. This star is experiencing a so-called FU Orionis

Geologists Find Evidence of Paleozoic Ice Age in 2019-02-06 08:50:01While exploring Namibia, the desert country in southern Africa, a team of geologists from West Virginia University stumbled upon a peculiar land forma

Scientists Identify Sour Taste Receptor in Fruit Flies 2019-02-06 06:58:21Sour taste allows for the detection of hydrogen ions and organic acids. It is one of the five basic tastes and, along with other chemical and textural

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Researchers Find Further Evidence That Schizophrenia is Connected 2019-02-07 11:48:19More than 21 million people worldwide suffer from schizophrenia, a profound mental illness that interrupts thinking, language and perception. Quite a

Bone Cancer In 240 Million-Year-Old Proto-Turtle Pappochelys 2019-02-07 11:00:34While many people think of cancer as a modern plague, researchers continue to find examples of tumors in animals much older than our ow

Researchers Think They've Identified the Brain Pattern that 2019-02-07 10:00:45Imagine lying in a hospital bed, conscious, but unable to convey that to the world around you. For sufferers of strokes, traumatic brain injuries or t

NASA Honors Fallen Astronauts with Day of Remembrance 2019-02-07 09:00:16Every year, NASA recognizes astronauts who lost their lives in the pursuit of spaceflight with an official Day of Remembrance. This year, it's c

The First CubeSats Ever to Visit Mars Have 2019-02-06 17:00:13When NASA's InSight mission reached Mars last year, it wasn’t alone. It was accompanied by two tiny satellites called CubeSats, or in this case

Deaf Infants Already Process Information Differently 2019-02-06 16:50:18Babies, many people agree, are pretty interesting. Not because of their personalities (although, to be sure, some babies are great wits), but because

Silent Neurons: The Dark Matter of the Brain? 2019-02-06 16:38:11Now here's a paper with an interesting title: The dark matter of the brain Author Saak V. Ovsepian argues that "the great majority of n

Melting Ice Sheets Will Really Mess With a 2019-02-06 16:30:08Researchers have updated their predictions for what melting ice sheets will do to the planet within the next century. By 2100, the shrinking Antarctic

Women’s Brains Are Younger Than Men’s of the 2019-02-06 14:05:52Scientists have found an odd difference between the brains of men and women. Women’s brains appear younger than their age, but men’s

With ALMA, Astronomers Find A Bounty of Organic 2019-02-06 12:29:02One of the fundamental questions in looking for life in the universe is figuring out where the materials necessary for making life are likely to exist

Marijuana May Not Hurt Sperm Counts Finds A 2019-02-06 10:38:58In a surprise find, researchers discover smoking pot may not hinder sperm counts. According to a new study, men who had smoked marijuana at some point

Why Natural Selection Means We'll Never Be Happy 2019-02-06 07:00:00We didn't evolve to be happy all the time.

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Did a Seal Eat Your Vacation Photos? A 2019-02-06 02:03:57Researchers in New Zealand studying the feces of leopard seals found a USB drive containing photos and videos from someone’s 2017 vacation.

The Cycle: Drinking While Pregnant: An Inconvenient Truth 2019-02-06 01:37:32Recommending that pregnant women not drink alcohol has been called old-fashioned and even patriarchal. So, as a feminist, my opinion may come as a sur

Egypt Unveils Dozens of Newly Discovered Mummies 2019-02-06 00:12:54Archaeologists uncovered the tomb of an elite middle-class family, 40 men, women and children who lived in the Ptolemaic era.

Trilobites: What Lunar New Year Reveals About the 2019-02-05 17:35:30Rather than a scientific given, calendars say a lot about the history and cultural values of the societies that created them.

The Deadliest Quake of 2018 Was Among the 2019-02-05 15:51:58Last September, an earthquake triggered a deadly tsunami in Indonesia. Scientists now have clocked the speed of rupture at a blistering 9,600 miles pe

Before Global Warming, Humans Caused Global Cooling, Study 2019-02-05 11:24:00Researchers argue that the decimation of indigenous populations centuries ago set off a chain of events that contributed to a period of global cooling

ScienceTake: The Hummingbird as Warrior: Evolution of a 2019-02-05 10:49:18Winsomely captured in poems and song, the birds are yielding new secrets about their astounding beaks and penchant for violence.

Times Insider: Making Science Vivid With Video 2019-02-05 09:20:57More scientists are using video footage in the course of their research on everything from battling hummingbirds to the physics of popcorn. In our Sci

FamilyTreeDNA Admits to Sharing Genetic Data With F.B.I. 2019-02-05 07:49:02The direct-to-consumer testing site quietly agreed last year to help federal investigators solve rapes and murders. The arrangement was not disclosed

How the Hummingbird Bill Evolved for Battle 2019-02-05 07:04:02In the South American tropics, where hummingbirds must compete for food, evolution has drastically reshaped their bills.

Rising Temperatures Could Melt Most Himalayan Glaciers by 2019-02-05 00:01:01If current climate change trends continue, the Himalayas could heat up by 8 degrees Fahrenheit by the end of the century, researchers said.

Bud Light Picks Fight With Corn Syrup in 2019-02-04 20:10:24Responding to the company’s boast that it doesn’t brew its beer using corn syrup, a prominent corn lobbyist shared a video of himself pour

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What FamilyTreeDNA sharing genetic data with police means 2019-02-06 06:00:05Law enforcement can now use one company’s private DNA database to investigate rapes and murders.

How black soldier fly larvae can demolish a 2019-02-05 19:05:01When gorging together, fly larvae create a living fountain that whooshes slowpokes up and away.

A basketball-sized rock hit the moon during the 2019-02-05 12:01:00Professional and amateur astronomers joined forces to analyze the impact.

Laser light can contain intricate, beautiful fractals 2019-02-05 08:00:05Fractals show up in cauliflower, seashells and now — lasers.

Artificial intelligence is learning not to be so 2019-02-05 06:00:05Artificial intelligence is learning how to take things not so literally.

A space rock collision may explain how this 2019-02-04 13:40:48Simulations suggest a planet roughly 2,000 light-years away formed when two space rocks collided, supporting the idea that such events are universal.

DNA from extinct red wolves lives on in 2019-02-04 10:00:04Mystery canids on Texas’ Galveston Island carry red wolf DNA, thought to be extinct in the wild for 40 years.

‘The Human Element’ makes the impacts of climate 2019-02-04 06:00:05Photographer James Balog puts a human face on the impacts of climate change in the documentary The Human Element.

Why it’s key to identify preschoolers with anxiety 2019-02-03 07:00:05With mounting evidence that very young children can experience anxiety and depression, efforts are underway to identify and treat them early.

NSF science research funds are flowing again after 2019-02-01 16:45:26Assessing the scope of the shutdown’s impact on NSF-funded science will be a long process.

Here’s what makes satire so funny, according to 2019-02-01 14:39:29Analysis of headlines from the satirical newspaper The Onion could help you — or a computer — write humorous news headlines.

Lasers could send messages right to a listener’s 2019-02-01 11:03:20Communication in noisy environments or dangerous situations could one day rely on lasers.

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How the brain responds to texture 2019-02-08 12:47:05New research by neuroscientists shows that as neurons process information about texture from the skin, they each respond differently to various featur

Fluconazole makes fungi sexually active 2019-02-08 11:53:29Under the influence of the drug fluconazole, the fungus Candida albicans can change its mode of reproduction and thus become even more resistant, scie

Turning a porous material's color on and off 2019-02-08 09:56:22Stable, color-changing compound shows potential for electronics, sensors and gas storage.

Complementary medicine use remains hidden from conventional medicine 2019-02-08 09:56:19Research reveals that 1 in 3 complementary medicine (CM) users do not disclose their CM use to their medical providers, posing significant direct and

Shedding light on the science of auroral breakups 2019-02-08 09:56:17Scientists have quantitatively confirmed how energetic an auroral breakup can be. Using a combination of cutting-edge ground-based technology and new

How a fungus can cripple the immune system 2019-02-08 09:56:14Scientists have now discovered how the fungus knocks out the immune defenses, enabling a potentially fatal fungal infection to develop.

Vitamin D and immune cells stimulate bone marrow 2019-02-08 09:43:30The bone marrow disease myelofibrosis is stimulated by excessive signaling from vitamin D and immune cells known as macrophages, reveals a research te

Researchers develop human cell-based model to study small 2019-02-08 09:43:24Researchers have used human embryonic stem cells to create a new model system that allows them to study the initiation and progression of small cell l

Wine before beer, or beer before wine? Either 2019-02-08 09:43:19'Beer before wine and you'll feel fine; wine before beer and you'll feel queer' goes the age-old aphorism. But scientists have now shown that it d

Think big, at least when it comes to 2019-02-08 09:43:17According to a group of international researchers, the potential for large countries to contribute to environmental protection is being overlooked. Th

New phenomenon discovered that fixes a common problem 2019-02-08 09:43:14Physicists have discovered how to