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How astronomers learned to ‘listen’ to gravitational waves 2020-07-09 17:00:00Since confirming the existence of ripples in the fabric of space-time some five years ago, the LIGO/Virgo collaboration has advanced gravitational-wav

Vanguard 1: Earth’s Oldest Artificial Satellite That's Still 2020-07-09 16:15:00America’s second satellite stopped communicating with Earth in 1964, but it will stay in orbit for centuries.

Why Light Pollution is a Crucial Test of 2020-07-09 11:45:00A new way to think about light pollution in Europe and the U.S. should help policy makers take its measure. But if they can't solve it, what hope for

Another Month Gone, Another Month Entering the Global 2020-07-08 20:45:00With Siberia burning under unprecedented heat, our planet experienced a virtual tie for warmest June on record.

Why We Can’t Stop Talking About ‘Karen’ — 2020-07-07 14:15:00A meme is often more than a joke — the social media critique of ‘Karens’ often has a deeper message.

Is AI Ready to Help Diagnose COVID-19? 2020-07-06 17:07:00While machine learning might hold promise as a powerful medical tool, statisticians warn that current models are severely flawed.

Museums are Full of Forgotten Treasures. Here's How 2020-07-03 16:00:00These citizen science projects need online volunteers to help identify specimens and transcribe old notes from science centers and museums.

Thorne-Żytkow Objects: When a Supergiant Star Swallows a 2020-07-03 13:00:00One of the universe’s strangest stars is thought to form when a neutron star gets sucked into a red supergiant. But despite 45 years of searchin

Typhoid Mary Was a Real, Asymptomatic Carrier Who 2020-07-02 17:08:00In the early 1900s, Mary Mallon worked as a cook — and spread typhoid fever to the families she worked for.

What Would Happen If We Didn’t Have Vaccines? 2020-07-01 18:29:00Immunizations are intended to stop diseases like the coronavirus. But there are a range of other long-term societal benefits from vaccines.

The Path to Ingenuity: One Man's Decades-Long Quest 2020-07-01 17:00:00NASA is about to fly a rotorcraft on another planet. For the engineers who built the Mars Ingenuity helicopter, it's a Wright brothers moment.

Do IQ Tests Actually Measure Intelligence? 2020-07-01 11:14:00The assessments have been around for over 100 years. Experts say they’ve been plagued by bias, but still have some merit.

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New Class of Radio-Astronomical Objects Discovered: Odd Radio New! 2020-07-13 14:18:27An international team of astronomers has discovered an unexpected new class of radio-astronomical objects, consisting of a circular disk, which in som

Beluga Whales Form Complex Societies New! 2020-07-13 11:40:41Beluga whales (Delphinapterus leucas) have social systems to rival our own, according to new research led by marine biologists from the Harbor Branch

Hubble Spots Rare ‘Free-Floating Evaporating Gaseous Globule’ New! 2020-07-13 09:52:47Astronomers using the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope have captured an outstanding image of J025027.7+600849 (J0250 for short), a rare type of stellar

New Species of Hook-Handed Dinosaur Uncovered in Montana New! 2020-07-13 08:41:14A new species of alvarezsaurid dinosaur that lived approximately 66 million years ago (Cretaceous period) has been unearthed in the Hell Creek Formati

Astronomers Develop Method to Detect Tiny Black Holes New! 2020-07-13 07:07:22Amir Siraj and Professor Avi Loeb from the Department of Astronomy at Harvard University have developed a new method to search for primordial black ho

Parker Solar Probe Sees Comet NEOWISE’s Twin Tails 2020-07-10 15:20:18NASA’s Parker Solar Probe has captured unique images of comet C/2020 F3 (NEOWISE) and its two tails. C/2020 F3 (NEOWISE) was discovered on March

Large Dolphin from Oligocene Epoch was Fast-Swimming Apex 2020-07-10 14:05:38Paleontologists have found and described the first nearly complete skeleton of Ankylorhiza tiedemani, an extinct large dolphin that lived about 24 mil

Sodium Regulates Circadian Clock in Mice, New Study 2020-07-10 11:49:42A new study published this week in the journal Nature shows that injecting mice with a salt solution (hypertonic saline) leads to the activation of ne

Comet NEOWISE Now Visible to the Unaided Eye 2020-07-10 08:35:47Comet C/2020 F3 (NEOWISE), a recently-discovered visitor from distant parts of our Solar System, is putting on a spectacular nighttime display. C/2020

Enormous Dormice Once Roamed Mediterranean Islands 2020-07-09 15:44:45An international team of paleontologists from the UK, Italy and Switzerland has created the first digital reconstruction of the skull of Leithia melit

Astronomers Observe Superflare on Nearby Red Dwarf AD 2020-07-09 14:10:43A team of astronomers in Japan has detected 12 stellar flares, including a so-called superflare, on AD Leonis, an M-dwarf star located just 16 light-y

Astronomers Find Stellar Stream of Extragalactic Origin in 2020-07-09 11:54:55A team of astronomers from Israel and the United States has discovered a vast stream of 250 stars of extragalactic origin in the vicinity of our Solar

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Live Coronavirus Updates: Trump Aides Target Fauci New! 2020-07-13 08:33:08Administration officials released a list of what they said were questionable statements made by Dr. Anthony Fauci, the top infectious disease expert i

Florida Tops U.S. Record With Over 15,000 New New! 2020-07-13 08:10:21Florida set a single-day U.S. record with over 15,000 new cases. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos pushes for U.S. schools to reopen.

How Koalas With an S.T.D. Could Help Humanity New! 2020-07-13 07:41:39When it comes to finding a vaccine for chlamydia, the world’s most popular sexually transmitted infection, koalas may prove a key ally.

Fracking Firms Fail, Rewarding Executives and Raising Climate New! 2020-07-13 07:33:42Oil and gas companies are hurtling toward bankruptcy, raising fears that wells will be left leaking planet-warming pollutants, with cleanup cost left

Man, 30, Dies After Attending a ‘Covid Party,’ 2020-07-12 20:39:19“I thought this was a hoax,” the man told his nurse, a hospital official said.

Trump’s Health Officials Warn More Will Die as 2020-07-12 16:42:00They struck a sober note on Sunday’s news programs, strongly urging the vast majority of people in hard-hit cities and states to wear masks and

Louisiana Orders Bars Closed and Masks for Most 2020-07-12 09:39:42Trump wears a mask publicly for the first time. Disney World reopened, despite a surge in Florida. Thousands of Israelis protested the government&rsqu

Grizzly Bears Around Yellowstone Can Stay on Endangered 2020-07-11 13:17:34The decision by a federal appeals court protects about 700 bears in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem from being hunted.

New Coronavirus Cases in U.S. Soar Past 68,000, 2020-07-11 08:02:33The number of daily global cases also broke a record, with the United States as the biggest source of new infections. The U.S. death toll is also on t

Scientists Say You Can Cancel the Noise but 2020-07-11 05:00:14Researchers in Singapore developed a system that’s sort of like noise-canceling headphones for your whole apartment.

She’s an Authority on Earth’s Past. Now, Her 2020-07-10 18:06:45The climate scientist Maureen Raymo is leading the Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory at Columbia. She has big plans for science, and diversity, too.

Britain Gambles on a Bankrupt Satellite Operator, OneWeb 2020-07-10 16:49:39Pushed by Brexit, the U.K. government will have a platform to expand into the space business.

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Domestic violence increased in the great recession New! 2020-07-13 16:56:09Researchers found that physical abuse in adults increased substantially, with Black and Native American people being disproportionately affected.

Special filters in glasses can help the color New! 2020-07-13 16:56:08A new study found that special patented glasses engineered with technically advanced spectral notch filters enhance color vision for those with the mo

Genetic variation shapes individual perception of fatty foods New! 2020-07-13 16:56:06Most people would agree that the pleasure of some foods stems in part from its fat content. New research has now found that liking of fatty food is mo

The new tattoo: Drawing electronics on skin New! 2020-07-13 16:56:04One day, people could monitor their own health conditions by simply picking up a pencil and drawing a bioelectronic device on their skin. In a new stu

Green is more than skin-deep for hundreds of New! 2020-07-13 16:56:02The through-and-through greenness of hundreds of frog species that can be found deep in their lymphatic fluid, soft tissues and even bones, comes from

Artificial energy source for muscle New! 2020-07-13 16:55:58Muscle physiologist sought an alternative energy source to replace the body's usual one, adenosine triphosphate (ATP). Such a source could control mu

Artificial intelligence predicts which planetary systems will survive New! 2020-07-13 15:50:00An astrophysicist has found a new method for determining the long-term stability of planetary configurations that is up to 100,000 times faster than t

Nano-radiomics unveils treatment effect on tumor microenvironment New! 2020-07-13 15:49:53Researchers have developed a novel noninvasive approach called nano-radiomics that analyzes imaging data to assess changes in the tumor microenvironme

Lasers etch an efficient way to address global New! 2020-07-13 15:49:43Researchers use sunlight and a laser-etched metal surface to evaporate and purify water for safe drinking at greater than 100 percent efficiency. The

Study shows humans are optimists for most of New! 2020-07-13 14:44:25Researchers have completed the largest study of its kind to determine how optimistic people are in life and when as well as how major life events affe

Autoclaving, alcohol not the best options for disinfecting, New! 2020-07-13 14:44:23Two widely available sterilization methods to clean disposable surgical masks and N95 respirators may not be the best options for hospitals needing to

Listeria protein provides a CRISPR 'kill switch' New! 2020-07-13 14:44:17A single protein derived from a common strain of bacteria found in the soil will offer scientists a more precise way to edit RNA.

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Oil And Gas Pipelines Look Like Increasingly Risky 2020-07-06 18:06:33Back-to-back decisions to abandon one pipeline and deactivate another show how vulnerable these projects are, despite the White House’s support.

California Man Died From Coronavirus 1 Day After 2020-07-02 18:43:35Family members say Tommy Macias, 51, took social distancing measures in the months leading up to his death but assumed the COVID-19 threat was easing.

‘Garbage Bag’ Gowns And Flimsy Masks Among Items 2020-07-02 18:03:13“What has been supplied has been a joke, to put it kindly," one recipient said of the items meant to prevent COVID-19's spread.

As Democrats Unveil Ambitious Climate Goals, House Lawmakers 2020-07-01 09:15:07At least 59 congressional Democrats are calling on party leaders to add green provisions to a $1.5 trillion infrastructure bill.

The Sun As You've Never Seen It Before: 2020-07-01 04:36:11The video combines a decade of images from the Solar Dynamics Observatory into a single hour-long video.

Former CDC Head: Surge In Coronavirus Cases Due 2020-06-28 15:15:01"The numbers you’re seeing are just a tip of the iceberg of even more spread," warned Dr. Tom Frieden.

NASA's D.C. Headquarters Renamed For Mary W. Jackson, 2020-06-25 18:45:43Jackson, who died in 2005, was the space agency's first Black female engineer.

Siberian Heat Wave Is A 'Warning Cry' From 2020-06-25 04:15:14“This is what this heat wave is doing: It makes much more fuel available to burn, not just vegetation, but the soil as well."

The South Has Some Of The Nation’s Dirtiest 2020-06-23 10:03:34The region is primed for renewable energy. Instead, climate-change-denying utilities are switching from coal to gas.

'Massive Prehistoric Structure’ Discovered Near Stonehenge Dates To 2020-06-23 05:27:38"This astonishing discovery offers us new insights into the lives and beliefs of our Neolithic ancestors.”

I Get It. You Want To Restart Your 2020-06-22 09:00:16Her right to live outweighs your right to watch a movie without a mask.

Interior Dept. Consulted ‘Junk Science’ Troll On ‘Transparency’ 2020-06-18 19:20:45A high-ranking agency official jumped at the chance to discuss the department initiative with Steve Milloy, a zealous science denier.

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1 in 3 young adults may face severe 2020-07-13 00:00:00As the number of young adults infected with the coronavirus surges throughout the nation, a new study by researchers at UCSF Benioff Children's Hospi

Researchers find the worst reason to give a 2020-07-13 00:00:00Here's a good way to make sure a friend hates a gift from you: Say it will save him money.In a series of studies, researchers found that people react

Study links stress hormone with higher blood sugar 2020-07-13 00:00:00A new study by researchers at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center and The Ohio State University College of Medicine documents a clear lin

How to strengthen New Zealand's proposed cannabis legalization 2020-07-13 00:00:00In advance of a widely-watched national referendum vote to be held this September, two drug policy experts from Massey University have identified gaps

Women taking beta blockers for hypertension may have 2020-07-13 00:00:00Women have historically been underrepresented in past clinical research, raising concerns about their use of beta blockers as a treatment for hyperten

Parasite infestations revealed by tiny chicken backpacks 2020-07-13 00:00:00Blood-feeding livestock mites can be detected with wearable sensor technology nicknamed "Fitbits for chickens." To help farmers detect mite infestat

Insights into climate change during origin of dinosaurs 2020-07-13 00:00:00An international team reveals discoveries about an unusual time called the 'Carnian Pluvial Episode,' a time around the origin of the dinosaurs.

Racial disparities in COVID-19 are clear; better data, 2020-07-13 00:00:00Marked racial disparities exist in confirmed COVID-19 cases and deaths, investigators say, and highlight urgent needs to ensure adequate testing and t

Janggu makes deep learning a breeze 2020-07-13 00:00:00Researchers from the MDC have developed a new tool that makes it easier to maximize the power of deep learning for studying genomics. They describe th

Study links attraction to 'tyrannical' leaders to dysfunctional 2020-07-13 00:00:00An SF State Assistant Professor of Management found a link between dysfunctional family conflict and the types of leaders people follows as adults.

Women, newborns, young children and adolescents lose 20 2020-07-13 00:00:00Health systems worldwide are massively struggling and services for mothers, newborns, young children and adolescents are crumbling, warns the UN Secre

Scientists demonstrate a new experiment in the search 2020-07-13 00:00:00Nuclear physicists affiliated with Berkeley Lab played a leading role in analyzing data for a demonstration experiment in France that has achieved rec

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