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Well, Hello There! Fish Recognize Themselves in the 2019-02-07 14:00:24When it comes to intelligence, fish get a bad rap. They’ve been plagued with the five-second memory stereotype, and thanks to Dory, are thought

SNAPSHOT: This Star Jet Spans a Whopping 33 2019-02-07 13:30:44The Large Magellanic Cloud (LMC) is one of the most beautiful cosmic sights that a southern observer can take in with their naked eye. At just over 15

Not Only Can Honeybees Count, They Can Also 2019-02-07 13:16:03Honey bees are a great study system to learn about the animal kingdom. They dance (albeit sloppily), they make jelly that turns their larvae into quee

Researchers Find Further Evidence That Schizophrenia is Connected 2019-02-07 11:48:19More than 21 million people worldwide suffer from schizophrenia, a profound mental illness that interrupts thinking, language and perception. Quite a

Bone Cancer In 240 Million-Year-Old Proto-Turtle Pappochelys 2019-02-07 11:00:34While many people think of cancer as a modern plague, researchers continue to find examples of tumors in animals much older than our ow

Researchers Think They've Identified the Brain Pattern that 2019-02-07 10:00:45Imagine lying in a hospital bed, conscious, but unable to convey that to the world around you. For sufferers of strokes, traumatic brain injuries or t

NASA Honors Fallen Astronauts with Day of Remembrance 2019-02-07 09:00:16Every year, NASA recognizes astronauts who lost their lives in the pursuit of spaceflight with an official Day of Remembrance. This year, it's c

The Lost World of the Maya is Finally 2019-02-07 07:00:00From massive fortresses to sprawling suburbs, a bold new vision of the vanished Maya civilization takes shape.

The First CubeSats Ever to Visit Mars Have 2019-02-06 17:00:13When NASA's InSight mission reached Mars last year, it wasn’t alone. It was accompanied by two tiny satellites called CubeSats, or in this case

Deaf Infants Already Process Information Differently 2019-02-06 16:50:18Babies, many people agree, are pretty interesting. Not because of their personalities (although, to be sure, some babies are great wits), but because

Silent Neurons: The Dark Matter of the Brain? 2019-02-06 16:38:11Now here's a paper with an interesting title: The dark matter of the brain Author Saak V. Ovsepian argues that "the great majority of n

Melting Ice Sheets Will Really Mess With a 2019-02-06 16:30:08Researchers have updated their predictions for what melting ice sheets will do to the planet within the next century. By 2100, the shrinking Antarctic

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Geologists Find Evidence of Paleozoic Ice Age in 2019-02-06 08:50:01While exploring Namibia, the desert country in southern Africa, a team of geologists from West Virginia University stumbled upon a peculiar land forma

Scientists Identify Sour Taste Receptor in Fruit Flies 2019-02-06 06:58:21Sour taste allows for the detection of hydrogen ions and organic acids. It is one of the five basic tastes and, along with other chemical and textural

‘Electron Liquid’ Created at Room Temperature 2019-02-05 15:04:24A team of physicists at the University of California, Riverside, has produced the first ‘electron-hole liquid’ at room temperature. In the

NASA Video Shows Massive Storm in Jupiter’s Southern 2019-02-05 10:58:58A giant Jovian storm called Oval BA is captured in an amazing new video from NASA’s Juno mission. Oval BA is approximately 5,000 miles (8,000 km

New 3D Map of Milky Way Reveals True 2019-02-05 08:05:29An international team of astronomers has used 1,339 classical Cepheid stars — pulsating variable stars each up to 100,000 brighter than our Sun

Researchers Discover 105 New Species of Human Gastrointestinal 2019-02-05 06:27:48A team of microbiologists has isolated 105 completely new species of bacteria from healthy people’s intestines. About 2% of a person’s bod

Wildlife is Abundant in Chernobyl Exclusion Zone, Confirms 2019-02-04 11:15:37A new study published in the journal Food Webs provides additional evidence that wildlife is abundant in the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone, a large area of

Study: Airplanes Flying Over Rain, Snow Can Intensify 2019-02-04 09:35:48By analyzing several years of weather radar observations in Finland, a research team led by University of Helsinki scientists has discovered that plan

Hubble Space Telescope Spies Messier 85 2019-02-04 08:11:50The NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope has captured an amazing new photo of a lenticular — or elliptical — galaxy called Messier 85. Located

Statins Reduce Major Vascular Events, New Meta-Analysis Study 2019-02-04 07:09:14Statin therapy produces significant reductions in major vascular events irrespective of age, including in people older than 75 years, according to a n

Astronomers Discover Three New Globular Clusters in Milky 2019-02-04 04:23:51A duo of astronomers has spotted three new globular clusters in the Milky Way’s bulge, a 10,000-light-year-wide central structure made primarily

NICER Observes ‘X-Ray Echoes’ of Nearby Stellar-Mass Black 2019-02-01 14:30:51Astrophysicists using NASA’s Neutron Star Interior Composition Explorer (NICER) have detected X-rays from a stellar-mass black hole called MAXI

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Did a Seal Eat Your Vacation Photos? A 2019-02-06 02:03:57Researchers in New Zealand studying the feces of leopard seals found a USB drive containing photos and videos from someone’s 2017 vacation.

The Cycle: Drinking While Pregnant: An Inconvenient Truth 2019-02-06 01:37:32Recommending that pregnant women not drink alcohol has been called old-fashioned and even patriarchal. So, as a feminist, my opinion may come as a sur

Egypt Unveils Dozens of Newly Discovered Mummies 2019-02-06 00:12:54Archaeologists uncovered the tomb of an elite middle-class family, 40 men, women and children who lived in the Ptolemaic era.

Trilobites: What Lunar New Year Reveals About the 2019-02-05 17:35:30Rather than a scientific given, calendars say a lot about the history and cultural values of the societies that created them.

The Deadliest Quake of 2018 Was Among the 2019-02-05 15:51:58Last September, an earthquake triggered a deadly tsunami in Indonesia. Scientists now have clocked the speed of rupture at a blistering 9,600 miles pe

Before Global Warming, Humans Caused Global Cooling, Study 2019-02-05 11:24:00Researchers argue that the decimation of indigenous populations centuries ago set off a chain of events that contributed to a period of global cooling

ScienceTake: The Hummingbird as Warrior: Evolution of a 2019-02-05 10:49:18Winsomely captured in poems and song, the birds are yielding new secrets about their astounding beaks and penchant for violence.

Times Insider: Making Science Vivid With Video 2019-02-05 09:20:57More scientists are using video footage in the course of their research on everything from battling hummingbirds to the physics of popcorn. In our Sci

FamilyTreeDNA Admits to Sharing Genetic Data With F.B.I. 2019-02-05 07:49:02The direct-to-consumer testing site quietly agreed last year to help federal investigators solve rapes and murders. The arrangement was not disclosed

How the Hummingbird Bill Evolved for Battle 2019-02-05 07:04:02In the South American tropics, where hummingbirds must compete for food, evolution has drastically reshaped their bills.

Rising Temperatures Could Melt Most Himalayan Glaciers by 2019-02-05 00:01:01If current climate change trends continue, the Himalayas could heat up by 8 degrees Fahrenheit by the end of the century, researchers said.

Bud Light Picks Fight With Corn Syrup in 2019-02-04 20:10:24Responding to the company’s boast that it doesn’t brew its beer using corn syrup, a prominent corn lobbyist shared a video of himself pour

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Shutdown aside, Joshua trees live an odd life 2019-02-06 08:00:05Growing only in the U.S. Southwest, wild Joshua trees evolved a rare, fussy pollination scheme.

What FamilyTreeDNA sharing genetic data with police means 2019-02-06 06:00:05Law enforcement can now use one company’s private DNA database to investigate rapes and murders.

How black soldier fly larvae can demolish a 2019-02-05 19:05:01When gorging together, fly larvae create a living fountain that whooshes slowpokes up and away.

A basketball-sized rock hit the moon during the 2019-02-05 12:01:00Professional and amateur astronomers joined forces to analyze the impact.

Laser light can contain intricate, beautiful fractals 2019-02-05 08:00:05Fractals show up in cauliflower, seashells and now — lasers.

Artificial intelligence is learning not to be so 2019-02-05 06:00:05Artificial intelligence is learning how to take things not so literally.

A space rock collision may explain how this 2019-02-04 13:40:48Simulations suggest a planet roughly 2,000 light-years away formed when two space rocks collided, supporting the idea that such events are universal.

DNA from extinct red wolves lives on in 2019-02-04 10:00:04Mystery canids on Texas’ Galveston Island carry red wolf DNA, thought to be extinct in the wild for 40 years.

‘The Human Element’ makes the impacts of climate 2019-02-04 06:00:05Photographer James Balog puts a human face on the impacts of climate change in the documentary The Human Element.

Why it’s key to identify preschoolers with anxiety 2019-02-03 07:00:05With mounting evidence that very young children can experience anxiety and depression, efforts are underway to identify and treat them early.

NSF science research funds are flowing again after 2019-02-01 16:45:26Assessing the scope of the shutdown’s impact on NSF-funded science will be a long process.

Here’s what makes satire so funny, according to 2019-02-01 14:39:29Analysis of headlines from the satirical newspaper The Onion could help you — or a computer — write humorous news headlines.

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Phthalates may impair fertility in female mice 2019-02-07 15:00:36A phthalate found in many plastic and personal care products may decrease fertility in female mice, a new study found. Researchers found that giving f

Seafood mislabelling persistent throughout supply chain, study finds 2019-02-07 15:00:30Researchers examined 203 samples from 12 key targeted species collected from various importers, processing plants and retailers in Ontario. Of the sam

Open-access satellite data allows tracking of seasonal population 2019-02-07 15:00:05A massive release of passive-surveillance satellite data of nighttime lights could help researchers in fields ranging from agriculture to epidemiology

Will moving to the commercial cloud leave some 2019-02-07 14:22:46A growing volume of information from satellites and other sources is leading many federal agencies to consider commercial cloud services to store and

Scientists develop first fabric to automatically cool or 2019-02-07 14:22:42Researchers have engineered a new fabric from synthetic yarn with a carbon nanotube coating that is activated by temperature and humidity, releasing h

New technique pinpoints milestones in the evolution of 2019-02-07 14:22:39Scientists have devised a reliable way to determine when certain groups of bacteria appeared in the evolutionary record. The technique could be used t

Bee dispersal ability may influence conservation measures 2019-02-07 14:22:37The abilities of various bee species to disperse influences the pattern of their population's genetic structure, which, in turn, can constrain how th

Fish Appear to Recognize Themselves in the Mirror 2019-02-07 14:22:34The cleaner wrasse fish (Labroides dimidiatus), responds to its reflection and attempts to remove marks on its body during the mirror test -- a method

Identifying brain's preparation for action 2019-02-07 14:22:32Neuroscientists have identified the processes which occur in our brains milliseconds before we undertake a series of movements, crucial for speech, ha

What happens when sand fleas burrow in your 2019-02-07 14:22:25Tungiasis, a tropical disease associated with poverty, is caused by the penetration of female sand fleas into a person's skin, usually in their toes

Putting female mosquitoes on human diet drugs could 2019-02-07 14:22:23Researchers report that they have identified drugs that can reduce mosquito hunger for blood. Because movement of female mosquitoes from human to huma

Why Asian horses don't get sick with the 2019-02-07 14:22:20Avian influenza viruses infect horses in Mongolia but do not cause large outbreaks of disease because they failed to acquire key genetic changes to en

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Baby Orangutan's Paternity Test Has Surprise Worthy Of 2019-01-31 18:11:19To quote Povich: "You are ... not the father!"

Coal Baron Cuts Ties With Lobbying Firm As 2019-01-31 10:31:19Murray Energy worked for Wheeler for years. Now that he's Trump's EPA nominee, the coal producer ended its contract with Wheeler's old lobbying fir

On Carbon Emissions, Trump’s EPA Chief Wants To 2019-01-29 16:26:47Andrew Wheeler repeatedly lauded the president for declining greenhouse gas emissions. Then they spiked.

Polar Vortex Is Here Again. Yes, It’s Connected 2019-01-29 11:59:54Don't believe any claims that this cold blast means global warming is a hoax.

'Frozen' Alligators Ride Out Frigid Temperatures Beneath The 2019-01-26 16:44:40Gators at North Carolina's Swamp Park survive freezing weather by going into brumation, a state similar to hibernation.

Former UN Leader Ban Ki-moon Just Endorsed Democrats' 2019-01-25 10:00:45Yet the South Korean diplomat said the United Nations should continue to "welcome" the fossil fuel industry to participate in climate talks.

Researchers Actually Studied How To Survive On ‘Game 2019-01-24 14:13:30A new study explored your faves’ chances of living through the end of the series.

Trump’s Shutdown Has Led To A ‘Slow Strangling’ 2019-01-23 12:37:24The longest government shutdown in history has kept the National Science Foundation from divvying out grants that were worth $127 million in the same

New Proposal Aims To Make Legacy FDR Works 2019-01-23 06:00:28Eliminating coal and gas at the Tennessee Valley Authority, a crown jewel of the original New Deal, could offer a path forward for the Green New Deal.

See The Most Dazzling Photos Of January's Super 2019-01-21 13:10:39Sunday's celestial event was the last total lunar eclipse before 2021.

South African Fossils Are Human Missing Link, Says 2019-01-21 05:35:20The discovery has been the subject of a contentious debate.

Pentagon Confirms Climate Change Is A National Security 2019-01-18 15:57:47The military walks a fine line between the White House's official climate denialism and the stark realities of a warming planet.

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Study reveals complementary medicine use remains hidden to 2019-02-08 00:00:00Research reveals that 1 in 3 complementary medicine (CM) users do not disclose their CM use to their medical providers, posing significant direct and

NASA looks at Tropical Cyclone Funani's rainfall rates 2019-02-08 00:00:00Tropical Cyclone Funani continued tracking southeast through the Southern Indian Ocean on Feb. 7, 2019. When the GPM satellite passed overhead, it rev

Positive thinking during pregnancy could help children's ability 2019-02-08 00:00:00Your attitude during pregnancy could have an effect on your child's ability in math and science, according to a new study published by Frontiers in P

Sea snakes that can't drink seawater 2019-02-08 00:00:00New research from the University of Florida shows that pelagic sea snakes quench their thirst by drinking freshwater that collects on the surface of t

Gummy-like robots that could help prevent disease 2019-02-08 00:00:00EPFL scientists have developed microscopic, hydrogel-based muscles that can manipulate and mechanically stimulate biological tissue. These soft, bioco

Five solutions offered for achieving gender equality in 2019-02-08 00:00:00n a review published in a special issue of The Lancet, Professors Sonia Kang and Sarah Kaplan of the University of Toronto's Rotman School of Managem

Adenoid and tonsil trouble for teens 2019-02-08 00:00:00With a new, exacting longitudinal study, Tokyo Medical and Dental University (TMDU)-led researchers challenge the established medical consensus that a

Shorter course of radiation therapy effective in treating 2019-02-08 00:00:00A new UCLA-led study shows that men with low- or intermediate-risk prostate cancer can safely undergo higher doses of radiation over a significantly s

New phenomenon discovered that fixes a common problem 2019-02-08 00:00:00A team led by University of Utah physicists has discovered how to fix a major problem that occurs in lasers made from a new type of material called qu

How poppy flowers get those vibrant colours that 2019-02-08 00:00:00With bright reds and yellows -- and even the occasional white -- poppies are very bright and colorful. Their petals, however, are also very thin; they

New drug brings unexpected hope in targeting cancer 2019-02-08 00:00:00An unexpected finding in preclinical platelet studies by Baker Institute researchers could provide a novel approach to targeting and destroying diffic

Famous 'sandpile model' shown to move like a 2019-02-08 00:00:00The so-called Abelian sandpile model has been studied by scientists for more than 30 years. Even though the sandpile model serves as the archetypical

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