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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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The environmental impact of watching a movie might 2019-08-23 18:00:00You know it takes energy drive a car to the rental store, but what about ordering one in the mail—or streaming?

Last week in tech: The supreme smartphone, Apple's 2019-08-23 17:19:44Use your Apple Card to buy a terrible Supreme cellphone.

Essential travel kits for active pets 2019-08-23 16:37:00Sweet travel accessories to make a trip with your pet way easier.

Three power adapters for every world traveler's suitcase 2019-08-23 16:19:00Make sure you’re armed with the right adapter wherever you roam.

10 most powerful animal bites on the planet 2019-08-23 15:30:00Nature’s strongest jaws often belong to apex predators who sit comfortably atop the food chain, and collecting hard data on the force of their b

Air mattresses that don't hate your back 2019-08-23 15:22:00If you’re hosting guests or hitting the road yourself, don't waste your time with those lesser air mattresses. Spines everywhere will thank you

This new Salmonella ‘superbug’ is probably no scarier 2019-08-23 14:30:00Superbugs sound scary now more than ever because they're increasingly real. Our widespread use of antibiotics is actively breeding hardier bacteria t

Inexpensive chef knives that will change the way 2019-08-23 13:30:51Great chef's knives with sharp blades that won't cut into your savings.

Does Hyundai's rooftop solar panel change the fuel-economy 2019-08-23 13:29:04The new hybrid Hyundai Sonata isn’t available yet in the US, but it offers something compelling enough to make headlines here—a solar pane

Menstrual cups were invented in 1867. What took 2019-08-23 11:00:00Today, people with periods can choose between dozens of menstrual cups—bell-shaped silicon containers, meant to capture blood during menses, ava

You can stop bots and spammers from calling 2019-08-23 09:34:57Your smartphone is a lot of things—a way to communicate with your loved ones, a tool to share your world, an occasional gaming console—but

The nuclear mutant is still evolving 2019-08-23 08:14:40From the B-movies of the 1950s to the prestige dramas of the present, the nuclear mutant has played an important and ever-evolving role in our culture

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Fires in Amazon Rain Forest Have Surged This 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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Light-matter interaction without interference 2019-08-23 20:49:35Quantum dots might constitute the foundation of quantum communication. They are an efficient interface between matter and light, with photons emitted

Heart attack patients with mild cognitive impairment get 2019-08-23 18:27:09New research finds people with mild cognitive impairment don't always receive the same, established medical treatment that patients with normal cogni

Evolution designed by parasites 2019-08-23 18:27:02A new paper explores an overlooked aspect of the relationship between parasites and their hosts by systematically discussing the ways in which parasit

A novel technology for genome-editing a broad range 2019-08-23 18:27:00Researchers have developed a new tool -- dubbed SATI -- to edit the mouse genome, enabling the team to target a broad range of mutations and cell type

Migrating mule deer don't need directions, study finds 2019-08-23 18:26:57Mule deer navigate in spring and fall mostly by using their knowledge of past migration routes and seasonal ranges, according to a new study.

Tech time not to blame for teens' mental 2019-08-23 14:07:36A new study suggests that the time adolescents are spending on their phones and online is not that bad. The study tracked young adolescents on their s

Children of incarcerated parents have more substance abuse, 2019-08-23 14:07:34Children of incarcerated parents are six times more likely to develop a substance use disorder in adulthood and nearly twice as likely to have diagnos

Laser-produced uranium plasma evolves into more complex species 2019-08-23 14:07:32Mapp