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Hubble Spies a Galaxy Deformed and Rejuvenated by 2019-05-17 12:20:27A cosmic hit-and-run some 30 million light-years away has left one galaxy with an identity crisis. For billions of years, the now-irregular NGC 4485

Processed Foods, Regardless Of Nutrition, Still Cause Weight 2019-05-17 10:49:11You probably already had a feeling you should skip the vending machine for an afternoon snack. But it turns out ultra-processed foods are even wo

O'Neill Colonies: A Decades-Long Dream for Settling Space 2019-05-16 18:00:40Last week, Amazon founder Jeff Bezos revealed his spaceship company's new lunar lander, dubbed Blue Moon, and he spelled out a bo

Beyond Harmful Gas: The Future of Refrigeration May 2019-05-16 17:58:20(Inside Science) -- Refrigeration has been around for about 100 years, but hasn’t changed much in that time. A time traveller from the early 190

Frenchie Breathing Problems Run Deeper Than Smushed Faces 2019-05-16 17:47:03Who can resist a smooshed nose, wrinkly wide grin, and buggy eyes? Flat-faced dog breeds like bulldogs and pugs have become the popular “it

New Horizons Reveals Ultima Thule's Quiet, Lonesome Past 2019-05-16 17:00:41After New Horizons streaked past Pluto in 2015, its main task was over, but it still had work to do. On New Year’s Day of 2019, it made a flyby

On Islands, Tons of Plastic Trash Is Likely 2019-05-16 13:04:44We all know our plastic problem is out of control. So far, humans have produced more than 8.3 billion metric tons of plastic, and that number is only

MRI Scans During Birth Show How a Baby's 2019-05-15 18:08:39Don't get a big head, your mother may have told you. That's good advice, but it comes too late for most of us. Humans have had big heads, relatively

Tonight's SpaceX Starlink Launch Could be the Start 2019-05-15 16:30:33Tonight, SpaceX will launch the first flock of their Starlink satellites to space. These are the vanguard of what CEO Elon Musk hopes will eventually

NASA Names 2024 Moon Mission 'Artemis,' Asks Congress 2019-05-15 16:30:28On Monday night, NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine announced the space agency has named its planned mission to put humans back on the lunar surface:

Scientists Discover Hawaiian 'Supercorals' Thriving In Warm, Acidic 2019-05-15 16:10:32Climate change is decimating coral reefs. As humans put greenhouse gasses into Earth's atmosphere, they warm the planet before settling back down int

China's Lunar Rover Finds Ancient Rocks in Moon's 2019-05-15 15:15:26Since January, China's Chang’e-4 mission – an orbiter and a rover – has been exploring the far side of the moon, particul

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TESS Detects Exocomets in Beta Pictoris System 2019-05-20 10:51:22NASA’s Transiting Exoplanets Survey Satellite (TESS) has spotted the long tails of extrasolar comets orbiting the very young star beta Pictoris.

Researchers Find Blood Flow Command Center in Brain 2019-05-20 09:02:52A research team led by Florey Institute of Neuroscience & Mental Health and Macquarie University scientists has discovered a group of cells in the

NASA Releases Stunning Photo of Messier 90 2019-05-20 06:26:55NASA has released a beautiful image snapped by the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope of the spiral galaxy Messier 90. Messier 90 lies approximately 60 m

Researchers Develop Wearable Cooling and Heating Patch 2019-05-20 05:10:11A team of researchers at the University of California, San Diego, has designed and demonstrated a wearable patch with long-term, energy-efficient cool

Chimps Use Tools to Excavate Underground Food, Study 2019-05-17 14:38:36Naïve chimpanzees are able to spontaneously use tools in order to excavate underground food, according to a new study, published in the journal P

Bedbugs Arose 115 Million Years Ago, Roamed Earth 2019-05-17 11:34:59Bedbugs are blood-sucking parasites in the family Cimicidae. A multinational research team led by University of Sheffield, the University Museum Berge

Hubble Sees Strange Result of Recent Galactic Collision 2019-05-17 08:43:24The NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope has produced a beautiful image of NGC 4485, an irregular galaxy located in the constellation Canes Venatici, about

Adults 50+ Who Regularly Take Part in Word 2019-05-17 06:43:59The more regularly adults aged 50 and over played puzzles such as crosswords and Sudoku, the better their brain function, according to new research le

Yutu-2 Rover Finds Lunar Mantle Minerals on the 2019-05-16 14:05:32China’s Chang’E-4 lander recently touched down in Von Karman — a 112-mile (180 km) wide crater located within an even larger impact

Study: Last Common Ancestor of Neanderthals and Modern 2019-05-16 11:10:14A new study that analyzed dental evolutionary rates in early Neanderthals from Sima de los Huesos, a cave site in Atapuerca Mountains, Spain, found th

Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter Completes 60,000 Loops around Red 2019-05-16 08:31:52NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO) has been in the Martian orbit for 13 years, and just completed 60,000 trips around the planet. Since en

Blueberry Anthocyanins May Reduce Blood Pressure 2019-05-16 07:54:53Compounds in blueberries may help to improve blood vessel function and reduce systolic blood pressure, according to a new study published in the Journ

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E.P.A. Plans to Get Thousands of Deaths Off 2019-05-20 15:17:32The E.P.A. plans to change the way air pollution health risks are calculated in a way that would sharply lower estimated deaths from new, looser rules

Why High-Class People Get Away With Incompetence 2019-05-20 15:15:05People who came from higher social classes were more likely to have an inflated sense of their skills, a new study found. This overconfidence was inte

‘Knitting Is Coding’ and Yarn Is Programmable in 2019-05-20 15:05:21For Elisabetta Matsumoto, knot theory is knit theory.

Q&A: I Have the Tree. Where’s the Grapefruit? 2019-05-20 12:30:08Grapefruit trees need light, bees — and a temperature gradient.

Trilobites: Peering Beneath a Source of El Capitan’s 2019-05-20 12:10:18Thermal imaging reveals surprisingly little “glue” between the famous rock’s face and sheets that are peeling off it.

‘Earthworm Dilemma’ Has Climate Scientists Racing to Keep 2019-05-20 08:49:33Worms are wriggling into Earth’s northernmost forests, creating major unknowns for climate-change models.

Fighting Ebola When Mourners Fight the Responders 2019-05-20 00:00:04An Ebola outbreak in eastern Congo — the second-largest in history — is escalating in part because locals don’t trust health workers

Deadly Germs, Lost Cures: Citrus Farmers Facing Deadly 2019-05-19 20:29:15In its decision to approve two drugs for orange and grapefruit trees, the E.P.A. largely ignored objections from the C.D.C. and the F.D.A., which fear

What Does It Really Mean to Be 6 2019-05-19 11:07:13So-called ‘heartbeat’ legislation restricting abortion as early as six weeks into pregnancy has started a conversation about when most wom

In Cities Where It Once Reigned, Heroin Is 2019-05-18 05:00:09The rise of the more potent fentanyl in its place has put a generation of older users, who had managed their addiction, at far greater risk of overdos

Facebook’s A.I. Whiz Now Faces the Task of 2019-05-17 09:03:59Facebook has heralded artificial intelligence as a solution to its toxic content problems. Mike Schroepfer, its chief technology officer, says it won&

Investigators Urge E.P.A. to Pursue Scott Pruitt for 2019-05-17 01:31:25The E.P.A.’s inspector general found that Mr. Pruitt, the former head of the agency, had spent funds “without sufficient justification.&rd

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Galaxies as 'cosmic cauldrons' 2019-05-22 15:31:36Star formation within interstellar clouds of gas and dust, so-called molecular clouds, proceeds very rapidly yet highly 'inefficiently'. Most of the

Big energy savings for tiny machines 2019-05-22 15:31:33Physicists demonstrate for the first time a strategy for manipulating the trillions of tiny molecular nanomachines inside us that work to keep us aliv

Scientists discover novel genes responsible for regulating muscle 2019-05-22 15:31:26Scientists have uncovered a unique set of genes that play a role in muscle cellular gene expression and differentiation which could lead to new therap

Artificial photosynthesis transforms carbon dioxide into liquefiable fuels 2019-05-22 15:31:21Chemists have successfully produced fuels using water, carbon dioxide and visible light through artificial photosynthesis. By converting carbon dioxid

Soft, social robot brings coziness to homes, and 2019-05-22 14:19:08A new social robot that can be customized with handcrafted material, such as wood and wool, brings simplicity and fun to home robotics -- and will soo

Strange Martian mineral deposit likely sourced from volcanic 2019-05-22 14:18:58In a finding that is soon to be ground-truthed by NASA's next Mars rover, researchers show that a Martian mineral deposit was likely formed by ashfal

Need for rigorous procedures within electrochemical production of 2019-05-22 14:18:50Many experimental studies of electrochemical synthesis of ammonia are flawed. A new study highlights the need for rigorous protocols moving forward.

Quantum rebar: Quantum dots enhance stability of solar-harvesting 2019-05-22 14:18:48Engineering researchers have combined two emerging technologies for next-generation solar power -- and discovered that each one helps stabilize the ot

Detecting bacteria in space 2019-05-22 14:18:45A new genomic approach provides a glimpse into the diverse bacterial ecosystem on the International Space Station.

Unlike men, women's cognitive performance may improve at 2019-05-22 14:18:29Women's performance on math and verbal tests is best at higher temperatures, while men perform best on the same tests at lower temperatures, accordin

Eating healthily at work matters 2019-05-22 14:18:27A new study has demonstrated that employees at a large urban hospital who purchased the least healthy food in its cafeteria were more likely to have a

Study identifies dog breeds, physical traits that pose 2019-05-22 14:18:25Nearly five million people are bitten by dogs each year in the United States, and children are at a much higher risk than adults. Dog bites can cause

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These are the top 10 landmarks in the 2019-05-20 09:00:05Little appreciated but vastly important, metrology celebrates a long history with the adoption of new definitions for key units.

The kilogram just got a revamp. A unit 2019-05-20 07:00:05After years of preparation, new definitions for the basic units of mass, temperature and more have now gone into effect.

This early sauropod went from walking on four 2019-05-20 05:00:05A new computer analysis shows how Mussaurus patagonicus’s weight shifted toward its hips as it grew, confirming fossil hints of how its gait cha

How allergens in pollen help plants do more 2019-05-19 08:00:06A plant’s view of what humans call allergens in pollen grains involves a lot of crucial biology. And sex.

Key parts of a fruit fly’s genetic makeup 2019-05-17 12:05:50Jumping genes may make it possible to divvy up chromosomes.

An experiment hints at quantum entanglement inside protons 2019-05-17 11:18:12Particles inside protons seem to be linked on a scale smaller than a trillionth of a millimeter.

Vaccines may help bats fight white nose syndrome 2019-05-17 07:00:06Researchers are developing an oral vaccine that helps little brown bats survive the fungal disease white nose syndrome.

Does eating ultraprocessed food affect weight gain? It’s 2019-05-16 16:21:48Laying off ultraprocessed foods and switching to whole foods may help some people manage their weight, a small study finds.

Some dog breeds may have trouble breathing because 2019-05-16 14:00:00Norwich terriers don’t have flat snouts, but can suffer the same wheezing as bulldogs. It turns out that a gene mutation tied to swelling could

Bloodthirsty bedbugs have feasted on prey for 100 2019-05-16 13:47:09Research sheds light on the evolutionary history of the bloodsucking bedbugs. The first species evolved at least as early as the Cretaceous, scientist

Fossil teeth push the human-Neandertal split back to 2019-05-15 14:00:05A study of fossilized teeth shifts the age of the last common ancestor between Neandertals and humans.

China’s lunar rover may have found minerals from 2019-05-15 13:00:05The Chang’e-4 mission spotted material on the lunar surface that appears to contain bits originating from the moon’s interior.

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The Lawmakers Behind 'Fetal Heartbeat' Abortion Bans Are 2019-05-22 08:00:13There is no "fetal heartbeat" at six weeks, doctors say.

Space Station Commander Answers The Ultimate Question About 2019-05-21 05:22:11Former ISS commander Terry Virts spills the beans.

A Shocking Amount Of Plastic Is Burned Every 2019-05-20 08:47:31Throwing plastic trash into open fires releases chemicals that are highly toxic to humans.

Teen Looking For Arrowheads Finds Prehistoric Mastodon Jaw 2019-05-17 16:57:52Experts believe the ancient jawbone dates back 34,000 years

Jay Inslee Calls For Accepting ‘Historic Levels’ Of 2019-05-17 16:39:48The Democratic presidential candidate said fighting far-right anti-immigrant fervor is “the same battle America has always fought.”

Here's Why It's Called 'Bluetooth' 2019-05-16 16:30:59The origin story goes back a millennium.

Interior Chief On Soaring Atmospheric Carbon Dioxide: 'I 2019-05-15 15:17:01David Bernhardt oversees some 500 million acres of federal land -- one-fifth of the United States.

Are Plastic, Paper Or Reusable Bags Better For 2019-05-14 05:45:18If you bring a tote bag to the grocery store, you're not necessarily saving the planet.

Carbon Dioxide Levels In The Atmosphere Hit Highest 2019-05-13 17:10:41Researchers at Hawaii's Mauna Loa Observatory recorded the record-setting reading on Saturday.

Mercedes Maker Sets A New Standard For Auto 2019-05-13 08:00:13Daimler said its cars will be carbon neutral by 2039 — about a decade past the year scientists say the transportation sector needs to decarboniz

‘The Planet’s On F**king Fire!’ Bill Nye, John Oliver 2019-05-13 05:14:05The "Last Week Tonight" host teams up with the Science Guy to deliver an urgent message about the planet.

States Sue Generic Drug Makers Over Alleged Price-Fixing 2019-05-12 00:00:33The states claim the companies artificially inflated and manipulated prices for more than 100 different generic drugs.

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A new genetic tool to modify and understand 2019-05-22 00:00:00CNIC scientists have developed a new genetic tool that significantly facilitates the study of gene function in physiological conditions and disease.

Long-lived roundworms help identify new anti-aging compounds among 2019-05-22 00:00:00Researchers from Gero, Skolkovo Institute of Science and Technology (Skoltech), Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology (MIPT), and University of A

A simple, yet versatile, new design for chaotic 2019-05-22 00:00:00Researchers at Tokyo Institute of Technology have found a simple, yet highly versatile, way to generate 'chaotic signals' with various features. The

The top 25 medical lab tests around the 2019-05-22 00:00:00A recent study can help governments understand which diagnostic laboratory tests are most important when developing universal health coverage systems.

First states to expand Medicaid saw larger screening 2019-05-22 00:00:00The five states and District of Columbia that first adopted Medicaid expansion saw larger increases in cancer screening than those states that did not

A light matter: Understanding the Raman dance of 2019-05-22 00:00:00Scientists at Tokyo Institute of Technology and Keio University investigated the excitation and detection of photogenerated coherent phonons in polar

Civil War plant medicines blast drug-resistant bacteria in 2019-05-22 00:00:00A new study based on a mostly forgotten guide to medicinal plants, 'Resources of the Southern Fields and Forests,' focuses on three of the plants an

Exercise may help teens sleep longer, more efficiently 2019-05-22 00:00:00Getting more exercise than normal -- or being more sedentary than usual -- for one day is enough to affect sleep later that night. Researchers found t

Prison-based college presents challenges, but can succeed, study 2019-05-22 00:00:00Interest in prison-based education has grown in recent years as an approach to reduce recidivism and improve the future of people who are incarcerated

Global study of urban poor links childhood adversity 2019-05-22 00:00:00In poor urban areas around the world, exposure to adverse events as children -- including physical and emotional neglect, violence, and sexual abuse -

Poor semen quality in Switzerland 2019-05-22 00:00:00A marked decrease in sperm count has been observed. And in Switzerland? Researchers (UNIGE) have undertaken the first nationwide assessment of the sem

Veterans with depression and/or PTSD more likely to 2019-05-22 00:00:00Veterans with PTSD and/or depression were more likely to use cardiac rehabilitation services.A large study offers new evidence that mental health diso

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