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Astrophysicists May Have Found Universe’s ‘Missing Mass’ 2019-02-18 10:45:05About a third of the normal matter — meaning hydrogen, helium and other elements — created shortly after the Big Bang is not seen in the p

New Species of Aloe Discovered in Somaliland 2019-02-18 09:01:00A species of aloe believed to be new to science has been found in Somaliland, a self-declared state, internationally considered to be an autonomous re

ALMA Detects Salts around Young Star 2019-02-18 06:24:07Astronomers using the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA) have detected the chemical fingerprints of sodium chloride (NaCl), potassium

Study: Sleep Improves Ability of Human Immune Cells 2019-02-18 03:25:53A new study published online in the Journal of Experimental Medicine describes how sleep can fight off an infection, whereas other conditions, such as

Astronomers Discover Large Stream of Stars in Solar 2019-02-15 14:01:31Astronomers using ESA’s Gaia satellite have discovered a large stellar stream that is currently traversing the immediate solar neighborhood at a

Nature Favors Production of Asymmetrical Pollen Grains 2019-02-15 11:15:51According to a new study published in the journal Cell, plants favor the production of uneven, asymmetrical patterns on the surface of pollen grains o

New Titanosaurian Dinosaur Unearthed in Tanzania 2019-02-15 08:23:39Paleontologists in Tanzania have found fossil fragments from a new species of giant dinosaur that walked the Earth approximately 100 million years ago

Researchers Identify Gene as Target for Alcoholism Prevention 2019-02-15 07:18:46A team of scientists from the Oregon National Primate Research Center at Oregon Health and Sciences University has found that a gene called the G-prot

Ultima Thule’s ‘Lobes’ Are Not Spherical, New Horizons 2019-02-14 13:45:26A series of images from NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft contains important scientific information about the true shape of the Kuiper Belt object

Researchers Discover New Species of Softshell Turtle 2019-02-14 12:18:27A team of scientists from Hungary, Germany and Vietnam has discovered a new, critically endangered species of softshell turtle in north-central Vietna

Chimpanzees’ Gestural Communication Follows Same Laws as Human 2019-02-14 10:43:28According to a new study, published in the Proceedings of the Royal Society B, gestures of chimpanzees follow the same mathematical patterns — k

Underground Volcanism on Mars May Have Been Active 2019-02-14 06:52:56Recent radar observations from ESA’s Mars Express spacecraft were interpreted as evidence for melting beneath the south polar ice cap of Mars. N

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The Human Body Might Survive a Mission to 2019-02-20 18:44:30Scientists are still trying to figure out how the human body responds to long-duration spaceflight. It's an important and open research que

This Star Has Exploded Annually For Millions of 2019-02-20 18:17:03Astronomers have discovered a star in the Andromeda galaxy that has been regularly erupting for the past million years, leaving behind one of the bigg

Fruit Fly Study Questions the Assumption that Brains 2019-02-20 16:06:54Without those eight or so hours of precious shut-eye, many of us feel dazed, sluggish and downright useless. Sleep might be thought of as the great eq

Zebra Stripes Protect Against Flies — Now We 2019-02-20 16:00:36Zebras are famous for their contrasting black and white stripes – but until very recently no one really knew why they sport their unusual stripe

Testosterone Helps Protect Embryos From Inflammation, Mouse Study 2019-02-20 13:51:42Testosterone often gets a bad rap as the cause of male aggression, but the hormone actually interacts with our bodies in far more, and more compl

Meet Neptune's New Moon, Hippocamp 2019-02-20 13:00:29Neptune has a new moon, and it's also the gas giant's smallest to date — only a little over 20 miles across. The brand new satellite is c

Ancient Sri Lankans Figured Out How to Sustainably 2019-02-19 17:27:38Some 45,000 years ago, the tropical rainforests of Sri Lanka teemed with dangerous plants and lacked big game, yet people made a life there. Our

The Case for Protecting the Apollo Landing Areas 2019-02-19 17:15:31Why did the hominin cross the plain? We may never know. But anthropologists are pretty sure that a smattering of bare footprints preserved in volcanic

Astronomers Spot a Supermassive Black Hole Bouncing Jets 2019-02-19 17:00:34Supermassive black holes lurk in the hearts of every large galaxy. Some blast out jets that can spill into its host galaxy or even beyond. The energy

Snapshot: Close-up With a Human Teardrop 2019-02-19 16:30:35Tears often leave our faces feeling (and tasting) salty, but a closer look reveals the intricate patterns they can leave behind. Norm Barker, directo

Glued to Their Phones? Study Says Children Still 2019-02-19 15:17:11As technology advances, so do our fears about it. Socrates himself didn’t care for the new advancement of writing. And my parents were alwa

The Fight to Return An Iconic Skull to 2019-02-19 13:24:44The town of Kabwe sits about 70 miles north of Zambia’s capital, Lusaka, as the crow flies. Just over 200,000 people live in this major transpor

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ScienceTake: Inside the Spittlebug’s Bubble Home 2019-02-19 02:30:06Those foamy eruptions on garden plants protect a slow and steady sap drinker is growing into a froghopper. But it has to stick its hind end out to bre

How the Spittlebug Builds Its Bubbly Fortress 2019-02-19 02:30:04Spittlebugs feed on plant sap and then excrete bubbly foam to create a protective fortress around themselves. Later, they emerge as adult froghoppers.

Becoming Greta: ‘Invisible Girl’ to Global Climate Activist, 2019-02-18 13:39:18A Swedish girl’s solitary act of civil disobedience has turned her into a symbol for climate action. But her path hasn’t been easy.

Bonaire: Where Coral and Cactus Thrive, and the 2019-02-18 13:33:45In a dying reef world, the writer explores the underwater bliss of a little Caribbean island that is showing the world just how to save coral.

For a Black Mathematician, What It’s Like to 2019-02-18 12:52:04Fewer than 1 percent of doctorates in math are awarded to African-Americans. Edray Goins, who earned one of them, found the upper reaches of the math

Saving the Bats, One Cave at a Time 2019-02-18 11:34:21Biologists are searching caves and abandoned mines in the West, hoping to spare many species of the winged creatures from the devastating fungus, whit

Trilobites: What’s Pink and Pinstriped and Digests Wood? 2019-02-18 08:50:07Scientists are eager to learn more about the bacteria that live in this recently discovered clam with an extremely long digestive system.

Embryo ‘Adoption’ Is Growing, but It’s Getting Tangled 2019-02-17 20:54:34Many agencies that offer donated embryos, including most of those supported by federal grants, are affiliated with Christian or anti-abortion rights o

Trilobites: Birds of a Feather May Stick Together, 2019-02-17 17:03:57Researchers say the feathered specimen known as “Ugly Foot” or “Hobbit Foot” offers long-sought clues to the evolutionary path

Smarter Driving: What’s on Your Car? Winter Tires, 2019-02-17 11:59:46All-season tires can indeed be driven all year, but for maximum control and safety, there’s no substitute for tires that provide strong traction

A Mother Learns the Identity of Her Child’s 2019-02-16 05:00:11The results of a consumer genetic test identified the mother of the man whose donated sperm was used to conceive Danielle Teuscher’s daughter. L

Out There: In Science, as in Sports, the 2019-02-15 19:38:25Tomorrow’s Nobel prizes are won today off-season and in the back office.

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Tidal floods driven by climate change may hurt 2019-02-19 06:00:05Parking data from Annapolis, Md.’s historic downtown shows how tidal flooding, driven by sea rise, can hurt local business.

Brain cells combine place and taste to make 2019-02-18 13:00:05A select group of brain cells responds to both flavor and location, a specialty that may help an animal find the next good meal.

Tooth plaque shows drinking milk goes back 3,000 2019-02-17 07:00:05The hardened plaque on teeth is helping scientists trace the history of dairying in Mongolia.

Why some Georgia O’Keeffe paintings have ‘art acne’ 2019-02-16 09:00:05Tiny protrusions are from chemical reactions in the paint, say scientists who developed an imaging method that could help curators track the knobs.

LIGO will be getting a quantum upgrade 2019-02-15 14:54:29Quantum squeezing of light will help scientists make better gravitational wave detectors.

STEM professors’ beliefs on intelligence may widen the 2019-02-15 14:00:05Seeing intelligence as fixed can result in lower grades, especially for certain minorities

Muons reveal the whopping voltages inside a thunderstorm 2019-02-15 07:00:05Particle physics sheds new light on the electric potential of thunderstorms.

A new insulation material is practically weightless yet 2019-02-14 14:00:05Extreme heat and temperature swings are no match for this lightweight insulator.

Climate change could increase foodborne illness by energizing 2019-02-14 09:00:04Warmer, more lively house flies could spread more Campylobacter bacteria by landing on more food.

50 years ago, DDT pushed peregrine falcons to 2019-02-14 07:00:05In 1969, peregrine falcons were at risk of extinction. But a ban on the pesticide DDT and new captive breeding programs allowed the raptors to recover

Slow sperm may fail at crashing ‘gates’ on 2019-02-13 14:49:00A new study describes how sperm navigate narrow straits in the reproductive tract’s obstacle course to reach an egg.

After 15 years on Mars, it’s the end 2019-02-13 14:16:25After 15 years of exploring Mars, a dust storm led to the demise of NASA’s longest-lived rover.

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New insight on potent HIV antibody could improve 2019-02-20 17:41:31A new observation highlights the importance of previously unstudied mutations that arises early in bnAbs, giving the antibodies the flexibility to ada

Native California medicinal plant may hold promise for 2019-02-20 17:41:05The medicinal powers of aspirin, digitalis, and the anti-malarial artemisinin all come from plants. A discovery of a potent neuroprotective and anti-i

The medium shapes the message: New communication technologies 2019-02-20 14:50:35The introduction of communication technologies appears to bias historical records in the direction of the content best suited for each technology, acc

Zebra stripes are not good landing strips 2019-02-20 14:50:32The stripes of a zebra deter horse flies from landing on them, according to a new study.

Peer support, healing hands may curb prescription opioid 2019-02-20 13:36:29A program offering group support, acupuncture, mindfulness, massage and gentle exercise may help prevent patients on prescription opioids from spirali

Establishing the molecular blueprint of early embryo development 2019-02-20 13:36:23A team of biologists, physicists and mathematical modellers have studied the genetic activity of over 100,000 embryonic cells to establish the molecul

Correlated nucleons may solve 35-year-old mystery 2019-02-20 13:36:21A careful re-analysis of data taken as revealed a possible link between correlated protons and neutrons in the nucleus and a 35-year-old mystery. The

Massive database traces mammal organ development, cell by 2019-02-20 13:36:13A new study has traced an important period of organ formation, cell by cell, in the developing mouse. The study is by far the largest dataset of its k

Scientists identify genetic mechanism involved in how females 2019-02-20 13:36:10Female cells randomly and permanently shut off one of the X chromosomes during embryonic development through a process called X chromosome inactivatio

Researchers discover a flipping crab feeding on methane 2019-02-20 13:35:39Researchers have documented a group of tanner crabs vigorously feeding at a methane seep on the seafloor off British Columbia -- one of the first time

Thermally-painted metasurfaces yield perfect light absorbers for high-tech 2019-02-20 13:35:37Researchers report their insights into how colors are generated on heated metal surfaces and apply those findings to create a nickel thin-film that pe

Bat influenza viruses could infect humans 2019-02-20 13:35:34Bats don't only carry the deadly Ebola virus, but are also a reservoir for a new type of influenza virus. These newly discovered flu viruses could po

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Genetic blueprint for extraordinary wood-munching fungus 2019-02-20 00:00:00The first time someone took note of Coniochaeta pulveracea was more than two hundred years ago, when the South African-born mycologist Dr Christiaan H

Putting data privacy in the hands of users 2019-02-20 00:00:00MIT and Harvard University researchers have developed Riverbed, a platform that ensures web and mobile apps using distributed computing in data center

Zebra stripes are not good landing strips 2019-02-20 00:00:00The stripes of a zebra deter horse flies from landing on them, according to a new study published Feb. 20, 2019 in the open-access journal PLOS ONE by

Thermally-painted metasurfaces yield perfect light absorbers for high-tech 2019-02-20 00:00:00Researchers from Case Western Reserve University in Ohio report their insights into how colors are generated on heated metal surfaces and apply those

Mega experiment shows species interact more towards tropics 2019-02-20 00:00:00One of the largest field experiments ever conducted is providing the best evidence yet in support of a key Darwinian theory -- that interactions betwe

Researchers discover a flipping crab feeding on methane 2019-02-20 00:00:00Researchers have documented a group of tanner crabs vigorously feeding at a methane seep on the seafloor off British Columbia -- one of the first time

New insight into river flows and sediment transport 2019-02-20 00:00:00The ice-covered season plays an important role in the development of river channels, a new study from the University of Eastern Finland shows. The spa

Russian researchers made gold nano-stars for intracellular delivery 2019-02-20 00:00:00Researchers from Russian Academy of Sciences developed a new method for star-shaped nanoparticles synthesis based on laser irradiation. A wide range o

Scientists identify genetic mechanism involved in how females 2019-02-20 00:00:00Female cells randomly and permanently shut off one of the X chromosomes during embryonic development through a process called X chromosome inactivatio

EEG helps scientists predict epileptic seizures minutes in 2019-02-20 00:00:00Study shows that acetate, an acid found in some foods, may help doctors intervene when seizures are imminent.

When does one of the central ideas in 2019-02-20 00:00:00Many situations in economics are complicated and competitive; this research raises the question of whether many theories in economics may suffer from

NASA finds Tropical Cyclone Wutip organizing 2019-02-20 00:00:00Tropical Depression 02W has organized and strengthened into a tropical storm.

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