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X17 Particle Might Solve Mystery of Dark Matter New! 2019-12-10 14:55:25Professor Attila Krasznahorkay and his colleagues at ATOMKI (the Institute of Nuclear Research in Debrecen, Hungary) recently published a paper that h

Study: Killer Whale Grandmothers Improve Chances of Survival 2019-12-10 13:26:23Postmenopausal female killer whale (Orcinus orca) have a big beneficial impact on the survival chances of their grandoffspring, a University of York-l

New Species of Paleocene Penguin Bridges Gap in 2019-12-10 10:33:01Paleontologists in New Zealand have uncovered the fossilized bones from an extinct penguin that swam the oceans between 62.5 and 60 million years ago.

Enceladus’ Tiger Stripes Finally Explained 2019-12-10 09:13:55Saturn’s 300-mile- (500 km) diameter moon Enceladus is thought to have an outer ice shell covering a liquid water ocean. Slashed across the moon

Athletes Have Quieter Brains, New Research Shows 2019-12-10 08:04:33Playing sports — including football, soccer and hockey — increases the gain of the external sound signal by turning down the background no

Very Large Telescope Takes Close Look at Emission 2019-12-09 15:22:39Using the Focal Reducer and low dispersion Spectrograph (FORS) instrument on ESO’s Very Large Telescope (VLT), astronomers have obtained a remar

Single-Celled Microorganism Can Make Complex Decisions, Study Shows 2019-12-09 14:53:00A free-living ciliate species called Stentor roeseli, which lacks a central nervous system, is capable of decision making, according to a study publis

TOI 813b: Saturn-Sized Exoplanet Found Orbiting Subgiant Star 2019-12-09 08:44:13Citizen scientists from the Planet Hunters TESS (PHT) project have discovered a Saturn-sized planet orbiting around TOI 813, a bright subgiant star lo

Dogs Understand Spoken Words Better than We Thought 2019-12-09 07:48:43Dogs are able to listen to different people saying the same word and recognize it as the same word, ignoring the differences between speakers, and can

Hubble Captures Detailed Image of Edge-On Spiral Galaxy 2019-12-09 04:37:04The NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope has delivered an incredible snapshot of a nearby spiral galaxy called NGC 3175. NGC 3175 is an edge-on spiral gala

‘Milk Yeast’ Originated from Chance Encounter between Fruit 2019-12-08 08:57:45Historians often trace the dawn of human civilization back 10,000 years, when Neolithic tribes first settled and began farming in the Fertile Crescent

Milky Way’s Thick Disk is 10 Billion Years 2019-12-06 14:43:45Our Milky Way Galaxy consists of two disk-like structures, known as ‘thick’ and ‘thin’ disks. The thick disk contains only abo

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New Quantum Tech is About to Bring a New! 2019-12-10 17:45:00Improved instruments will lower noise at the quantum level. The development opens the door to discovering more distant gravitational waves.

In a Test, NASA Just Blew a Hole New! 2019-12-10 16:45:00To prove their massive rocket could survive well beyond its intended limits, NASA blew a hole in its fuel tank.

Jupiter's Galilean Moons May Have Formed Bit By New! 2019-12-10 16:30:00These large moons’ complex combination of properties could be best explained if they grew slowly from pebbles.

Ancient Amber Reveals Dinosaur Feather Being Nibbled by New! 2019-12-10 15:00:00The find is the first evidence for feather-munching parasites among dinosaurs.

Brain Organoids Grow Neural Circuits, Begin Producing Recognizable New! 2019-12-10 14:30:00#7 in our top science stories of 2019.

Scientists Find a Shipworm That Eats, and Lives 2019-12-10 13:00:00#50 in our top science stories of 2019.

This Plastic Bunny is Filled With Artificial DNA. 2019-12-09 17:00:00Researchers store the blueprint for a plastic bunny in DNA that's then injected into the bunny's body.

Fossils on Mars? If They Exist, NASA's Mars 2019-12-09 13:30:00A recent study suggests the landing site for NASA's next Mars rover holds minerals that often preserve fossils on Earth.

Why Do People With Alzheimer's Stop Eating? 2019-12-09 13:00:00The disease can make eating, and remembering to eat, difficult.

How the Icy Moon Enceladus Got 'Tiger Stripes' 2019-12-09 12:00:00Saturn's moon Enceladus has mysterious, evenly spaced fissures in its icy shell where water erupts into space.

Deaths at New Zealand's White Island Show the 2019-12-09 10:55:00Visiting volcanoes can be dangerous, especially ones that are persistently restless. The deaths at White Island are a chilling example.

Why Do People With Alzheimer's Tend to Sleep 2019-12-07 13:00:00The disease causes changes to our brain's circuitry that can make sleep difficult.

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Can Biology Class Reduce Racism? 2019-12-07 07:52:27When it comes to race, “It’s always like ‘O.K., but now we’re going to start the lesson on peas,’’’ a biolog

The Interstellar Comet Has Arrived in Time for 2019-12-07 06:29:23This weekend an ice cube from beyond our solar system will makes its closest approach to the sun, trailing mystery and dust.

When a DNA Test Says You’re a Younger 2019-12-07 05:00:13After a bone marrow transplant, a man with leukemia found that his donor’s DNA traveled to unexpected parts of his body. A crime lab is now stud

Help! I am Allergic to Apples and Was 2019-12-07 05:00:11In this week’s Tripped Up column, Sarah Firshein investigates the rights that airplane passengers with allergies have when flying. (Not as many

World’s Oceans Are Losing Oxygen Rapidly, Study Finds 2019-12-07 04:00:11A new report found that oxygen levels in the world’s oceans declined by 2 percent over 50 years, threatening marine life around the planet.

A Billion Pixels and the Search for India’s 2019-12-06 19:42:47The Indian space agency has been tight-lipped about the fate of Vikram, but crowdsourcing and NASA’s openness led to its discovery.

NASA Finds India’s Vikram Moon Lander Crash Site, 2019-12-06 16:36:20Since India lost contact with the spacecraft in September, the precise location of its crash has been a mystery.

Denmark Raises Antibiotic-Free Pigs. Why Can’t the U.S.? 2019-12-06 16:09:05American pigs are raised on a liberal diet of antibiotics, fueling the rise of resistant germs. Danish pork producers are proving there’s a bett

Cold Stopped a Woman’s Heart for 6 Hours, 2019-12-06 15:43:39Audrey Mash got caught in a snowstorm while hiking in the Pyrenees. Doctors say she experienced the longest period of cardiac arrest that a patient ha

Cannibalistic Dinosaurs Went Through a Lot of Teeth 2019-12-06 14:14:46The only known cannibal among dinosaurs replaced its pearly whites more often than scientists expected, and so did some other carnivores.

Nearly a Third of Teens Use One or 2019-12-06 01:09:31While e-cigarettes are still the most popular, teenagers are also smoking other items like cigarillos — another worrisome sign for nicotine addi

California Bans Insurers From Dropping Policies Made Riskier 2019-12-05 17:55:43The state's unusual decision exposes the insurance industry’s miscalculation of the cost of climate change.

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Reducing wildfire risks for better management and resource New! 2019-12-10 17:19:30Managing future wildfire risk requires an interface between human decision processes and knowledge about climate trends related to fire, as well as hu

'Invisible,' restricted horse racing therapy may leave a New! 2019-12-10 17:19:28Shockwave therapy is used in both horses and humans to speed healing, but it can also mask pain. For the first time veterinarians have identified seve

Lower BMI means lower diabetes risk, even among New! 2019-12-10 14:04:12Lower body mass index (BMI) is consistently associated with reduced type II diabetes risk, among people with varied family history, genetic risk facto

Genetic brain disorder fixed in mice using precision New! 2019-12-10 14:04:10Using a targeted gene epigenome editing approach in the developing mouse brain, researchers reversed one gene mutation that leads to the genetic disor

Regional trends in overdose deaths reveal multiple opioid New! 2019-12-10 13:40:30The United States in the grip of several simultaneously occurring opioid epidemics, rather than just a single crisis. The epidemics came to light afte

Alzheimer's drug candidates reverse broader aging, study shows New! 2019-12-10 13:40:28In mouse models of Alzheimer's disease, the investigational drug candidates known as CMS121 and J147 improve memory and slow the degeneration of brai

Have you found meaning in life? Answer determines 2019-12-10 13:19:35A recent study has found that the presence of and search for meaning in life are important for health and well-being, though the relationships differ

Gut feeling: A network approach towards understanding IBD 2019-12-10 12:39:24Scientists have pioneered how to get very detailed transcriptomics data from gut organoids, and regulatory networks to analyse them -- establishing a

Physicists image electrons flowing like water 2019-12-10 12:24:31Physicists have imaged electrons flowing viscously through a nanodevice, just like water flowing through a pipe. Long predicted but only now visualize

Tiny magnetic particles enable new material to bend, 2019-12-10 12:24:29Researchers have developed a soft polymer material, called magnetic shape memory polymer, that uses magnetic fields to transform into a variety of sha

Side effects of pediatric medications for anxiety, OCD 2019-12-10 12:24:21New research specifically looks at side effects that impact children and adolescents being treated for anxiety disorders and obsessive-compulsive diso

What blocks bird flu in human cells? 2019-12-10 11:18:06Normally, bird flu viruses do not spread easily from person to person. But if this does happen, it could trigger a pandemic. Researchers have now expl