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Astrophysicists Search for Gravitational-Wave Signals from Ultralight Boson 2021-12-01 17:17:26Theories of beyond Standard Model physics allow for the production of ultralight bosons — hypothetical particles with masses less than a billion

New Zealand’s Extinct Giant Bird Killed Like Eagle, 2021-12-01 15:51:52The Haast’s eagle (Hieraaetus moorei), the largest known eagle, habitually killed prey larger than itself, then applied feeding methods typical

Study: Giant Comet Bernardinelli-Bernstein is Among Solar System’s 2021-12-01 14:33:40Comet C/2014 UN271 Bernardinelli-Bernstein, the largest comet ever discovered, was already exhibiting coma at heliocentric distances 23.8 and 21.2 AU,

Astronomers Find Two Supermassive Black Holes in NGC 2021-12-01 13:47:58The supermassive black hole pair, located in the peculiar galaxy NGC 7727, is about 89 million light-years away from Earth, making it the record holde

Newly-Discovered Parasitoid Wasp Species Constructs Enigmatic Star-Shaped Cocoons 2021-12-01 11:24:24Meteorus stellatus inhabits primary forests of the Okinawa-hontô and Amami-ôshima Islands, subtropical Japan. “Parasitoid wasps para

Hubble Spots Beautiful Planetary Nebula: NGC 6891 2021-11-30 17:02:39Astronomers using the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope have produced an outstanding image of a planetary nebula called NGC 6891. NGC 6891 is a bright,

New Species of Hypercarnivorous Ichthyosaur Identified 2021-11-30 15:03:09A new species of Cretaceous hypercarnivorous ichthyosaur, Kyhytysuka sachicarum, has been described from a fossil found in Colombia. Kyhytysuka sachic

VST Sees Messy Result of Cosmic Collision 2021-11-30 14:03:42Using ESO’s VLT Survey Telescope (VST), astronomers have captured this image of the peculiar galaxy NGC 7727. “Just as people at a busy cr

Researchers Create Self-Replicating Living Robots 2021-11-30 12:35:07Professor Joshua Bongard, a computer scientist and robotics expert at the University of Vermont, and his colleagues from Tufts University and Harvard

Part of Earth’s Water Came from the Sun, 2021-11-29 18:05:32The solar wind, comprised of solar particles largely made of hydrogen ions, created water on the surface of dust grains carried on asteroids that smas

New Species of Armored Dinosaur Discovered 2021-11-29 15:36:26Paleontologists have discovered what they say is a new species of the ankylosaurid dinosaur genus Tarchia that lived during the Upper Cretaceous epoch

Ultrahot Gas Giant Found Circling TOI-2109 2021-11-29 14:12:40With an extremely short orbital period of 0.67 days (16 hours), the newly-discovered ultrahot Jupiter — named TOI-2109b — has the shortest

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This Is Your Brain on Music 2021-12-03 20:00:00A melody can send currents through a web of neurological connections.

5 Top Breakthrough Medical Technologies and How They 2021-12-03 18:52:00

Genghis Khan Had a Soft Side 2021-12-03 15:00:00The infamous Mongol ruler was concerned with far more than conquest. His empire encouraged cultural pursuits, and even provided women with a degree of

Why Getting Gifts for the Holidays Feels Stressful 2021-12-03 15:00:00When it comes to holiday gift giving, reciprocity is the name of the game. But experts say that those expectation can still seem burdensome.

Is Your Modern Lifestyle Destroying Your Gut Microbiome? 2021-12-03 13:45:00This Probiotic Strain Could Fix It!

Five Female Inventors and how Their Inventions Changed 2021-12-03 10:43:00

The Truth About Cat People and Dog People 2021-12-03 01:00:00Decades of research have offered fascinating insights into human and animal nature, but they are also rife with contradictions.

Causes of Phobias Can Be Complicated 2021-12-02 21:00:00Fear not, here's what the experts have to say about the factors at play.

Do You Have What It Takes To Be 2021-12-02 17:00:00Rather than super-geniuses or super-athletes, NASA’s looking for super-roommates who also happen to be very good scientists.

CBD Gummy Bears: Best Gummies and Complete Guide 2021-12-02 16:00:00

What Does It Mean to Have Prediabetes? 2021-12-02 14:00:00It’s complicated: Prediabetes has multiple definitions and there may be different subtypes. But for many people who develop it, changes in lifes

Autoimmune Diseases Are on the Rise, Along With 2021-12-02 11:00:00New research reveals who is at increased risk and how vitamin D and omega-3 fish oil might help prevent troubling diagnoses.

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Omicron Prompts Swift Reconsideration of Boosters Among Scientists 2021-12-01 22:41:24Many public health experts were opposed to a boosters-for-all approach. The new variant is changing some minds.

What We Know About the New Covid Variant, 2021-12-01 21:04:40Intense research into the new coronavirus variant first identified in southern Africa has just begun. World leaders have urged people not to panic &md

Prints Long Thought to Be Bear Tracks May 2021-12-01 18:36:14New research published in the journal Nature suggests that the prints, discovered in Tanzania in 1976, were left by an unidentified hominin, or early

Drought Study on Madagascar Underlines Complexity of Climate 2021-12-01 18:15:57Low rainfall has caused a humanitarian crisis in Madagascar, but common assumptions about drought didn’t hold up to scrutiny.

Counterfeit Covid Masks Are Still Sold Everywhere 2021-12-01 17:33:40Rising Covid cases have spurred a return to mask-wearing in the U.S. and overseas, at a time when flawed KN95s from China continue to dominate e-comme

Vaccine Hesitancy Hurts Covid Fight in Poorer Countries 2021-12-01 13:44:20Vaccines are finally available in many African countries, but an underfunded public health system has slowed their delivery, and some people there, as

This Dinosaur Found in Chile Had a Battle 2021-12-01 12:27:43While ankylosaurs are already known for their armor and club tails, this specimen from South America had a unique way of fighting predators.

Trust in Science and Scientists Increased Globally, Poll 2021-12-01 05:00:14An international survey found that the pandemic had enhanced public faith in researchers and science, up from 2018.

How Did the New Covid Variant, Omicron, Get 2021-12-01 03:34:57The World Health Organization began naming the variants after Greek letters to avoid public confusion and stigma.

This Extinct Eagle May Have Gulped Guts Like 2021-11-30 22:46:38Scientists suggest the largest eagle that ever existed hunted down its 500-pound prey and then stuck its head inside to gorge on organs.

Omicron Variant, in 20 Nations, Spread Earlier Than 2021-11-30 21:36:36With evidence growing that a worrisome new coronavirus variant is highly contagious, health officials issued warnings that vulnerable people should no

NASA Delays Spacewalk, Citing Space Debris Threat to 2021-11-30 19:33:47The agency did not link the postponement of repairs to wreckage caused by a recent Russian antisatellite weapon test.

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Daytime meals may reduce health risks linked to 2021-12-03 15:14:33A small clinical trial has found that eating during the nighttime -- like many shift workers do -- can increase glucose levels, while eating only duri

Immune system-stimulating nanoparticle could lead to more powerful 2021-12-03 15:14:20Researchers designed a new nanoparticle adjuvant that may be more potent than others now in use. Studies in mice showed it significantly improved anti

Wraparound care coordination associated with many positive outcomes 2021-12-03 09:58:07A study finds that Wraparound Care Coordination (Wraparound), which has been adopted in states and jurisdictions across the country to help meet the n

Precise new form of brain surgery requires no 2021-12-03 09:58:04Researchers have developed a noninvasive way to remove faulty brain circuits that could allow doctors to treat debilitating neurological diseases with

Can seven questions determine how wise you are? 2021-12-03 08:15:29Researchers report that an abbreviated, seven-item scale can help determine with high validity a person's level of wisdom, a potentially modifiable p

Gene-editing used to create single sex mice litters, 2021-12-03 08:15:25Scientists have used gene editing technology to create female-only and male-only mice litters with 100% efficiency.

Whether people inform themselves or remain ignorant is 2021-12-03 08:15:21People choose whether to seek or avoid information about their health, finances and personal traits based on how they think it will make them feel, ho

Elevated heart rate linked to increased risk of 2021-12-03 08:15:19Having an elevated resting heart rate in old age may be an independent risk factor of dementia, according to a new study. Since resting heart rate is

Combined heat and power as a platform for 2021-12-02 19:11:54The state of Georgia could dramatically reduce its greenhouse gas emissions, while creating new jobs and a healthier public, if more of its energy-int

Wild blue wonder: X-ray beam explores food color 2021-12-02 19:11:52A natural food colorant called phycocyanin provides a fun, vivid blue in soft drinks, but it is unstable on grocery shelves. A synchrotron is helping

Damaged telomeres in the elderly may increase susceptibility 2021-12-02 19:11:41DNA damage signaling induced by aging telomeres increases the expression of ACE2, the human SARS-CoV-2 cell receptor, scientists report.

How statistics can aid in the fight against 2021-12-02 16:21:51Mathematicians created a statistical model that can be used to detect misinformation in social posts.

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Conservative Justices Seem Poised to Overturn Roe's Abortion 2021-12-02 15:30:00Justices heard arguments Wednesday in a case over a Mississippi law that would ban most abortions after 15 weeks of pregnancy -- Read more on Scientif

Heavy Metal Exoplanet Found Orbiting Nearby Star 2021-12-02 14:00:00With a density close to that of pure iron, GJ 367b may be the remnant metal-rich core of an evaporated giant world -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.

Fulfilling Pledge to Ban Federal Drilling Proves Difficult 2021-12-02 13:00:00Ending oil and gas drilling on federal lands would cause a relatively small reduction in greenhouse gas emissions -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.c

Peace Is More Than War's Absence, And New 2021-12-02 12:00:00A new project measures ways to promote positive social relations among groups -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

COVID's Cardiac Connection 2021-12-02 11:00:00Coronavirus infections might cause lasting harm to the heart even in those who have never had symptoms -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

Is There More to a Healthy-Heart Diet Than 2021-12-02 09:00:00A high-fat diet is thought to increase the risk of a heart attack. But some say that the long-held dogma of “bad” cholesterol might b

The Benefits of Vaccinating Kids against COVID Far 2021-12-02 06:45:00Vaccination is likely to prevent many more COVID cases than it is to cause a rare and nonfatal heart side effect in 5–11-year-olds -- Read more

Lost Women of Science Podcast: Season One, The 2021-12-02 06:00:00Lost Women of Science digs deep to uncover stories of scientists that have long been overlooked -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

Elusive Neutrino Candidates Detected in Breakthrough Physics Experiment 2021-12-01 15:00:00At long last, researchers have glimpsed ghostly particles produced by CERN’s Large Hadron Collider -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

Arctic Snow Is Shifting to Rain As Temperatures 2021-12-01 13:00:00The change in precipitation may happen faster than scientists previously predicted -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

To Better Persuade a Human, a Robot Should 2021-12-01 12:00:00A new study finds that, for robots, overlords are less persuasive than peers. -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

Immune Cells That Remember Inflammation Could Offer Treatment 2021-12-01 11:00:00A type of immune-cell priming called trained immunity is helping researchers to understand the disease mechanisms behind the buildup of fatty deposits

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COVID-19 reinfection study from South Africa yields ominous 2021-12-03 00:00:00New variant is better at evading immunity from past infection—and perhaps from vaccination

Gene editing produces all-male or all-female litters of 2021-12-02 22:05:00CRISPR approach shows promise for curbing culling of lab animals, chicks

NASA telescope to study how extreme cosmic objects 2021-12-02 20:45:00By measuring polarized light, IXPE mission could reveal the magnetic engines of stellar remnants and the mechanics of black hole jets

Germany’s trees are dying. A fierce debate has 2021-12-02 07:00:00In the country that invented scientific forestry, climate change is upending centuries of tradition

Human geneticists curb use of the term ‘race’ 2021-12-02 00:30:00Field still struggles with how to accurately describe populations, study finds

Trial of Harvard chemist poses test for U.S. 2021-12-01 21:00:00Charles Lieber faces charges of hiding financial links to institutions in China

‘It's misinformation at worst.’ Weak health studies can 2021-12-01 21:00:00Others say small COVID-19 studies accumulate into a clear picture over time

News at a glance: Disappointing COVID-19 pills, an 2021-12-01 21:00:00The latest in science and policy

Ancient footprints suggest famed human ancestor ‘Lucy’ had 2021-12-01 06:40:00Reanalysis of 3.6-million-year-old footprints suggest a second kind of hominin walked in Lucy’s neighborhood

This drone has legs: Watch a flying robot 2021-11-30 21:00:00Foot design provides powerful, quick-action grip

A provocative proposal: sell fishing rights in protected 2021-11-30 01:45:00Offbeat idea for raising funds for enforcement draws fans—and critics

Pooping hippos create ‘community guts’ in African ponds 2021-11-30 01:10:00Animals appear to share intestinal bacteria with one another, altering their environment

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Six Questions About Waning Immunity to Covid-19 Answered 2021-11-29 16:00:00Experts weigh in on when a reduced immune response occurs and how boosters can help restore defenses

Inside the Innovative Lab Growing Mammal Tissue Using 2021-11-29 08:00:00Researchers at the University of Ottawa have used apple flesh to create human tissue in the shape of an ear and asparagus stalks to regenerate spinal

A Brief Scientific History of Glass 2021-11-24 08:00:00Featuring ingots, shipwrecks and an international trade in colors, the material’s rich past is being traced using modern archaeology and materia

How Australia’s Eastern Barred Bandicoot Came Back From 2021-11-18 09:35:42With help from a captive breeding program and the watchful eyes of sheepdogs, the small mammal has been reintroduced to the country’s plains

Will Glow-in-the-Dark Materials Someday Light Our Cities? 2021-11-17 08:00:00Substances that persistently luminesce could be used in streets, sidewalks and buildings

This New Tool Lets You See Floods From 2021-11-15 08:00:00An innovative interactive map could aid future disaster planning, especially for vulnerable countries in the developing world

Inside the Local Movement to Recover Colombia’s River 2021-11-15 08:00:00In river basins across the country, communities are working to protect the endangered and endemic reptiles

Climate Change Is Transforming the Bodies of Amazonian 2021-11-12 14:00:00A 40-year study found 77 species of rainforest birds weigh less on average, and many have longer wings, than they used to

Presumed Extinct Tentacled Butterfly Ray Is Found 2021-11-11 08:00:00Scientists were shocked to find the species holding out in the water off Iran

Half of These Earwigs Use Their Right Penis. 2021-11-08 09:27:54Scientists mated males with females under a microscope to try and understand why some are southpaws and others are righties

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Are humans at the top of the food New! 2021-12-06 07:00:03Lions, wolves and great white sharks have no natural predators, except humans. Does that mean humans are at the top of the food chain?

More than 300 smuggled tarantulas, scorpions and giant New! 2021-12-06 07:00:00Authorities at Colombia's airport in Bogotá found and confiscated hundreds of arthropods that German travelers had illegally collected and sta

Scientists inserted disco 'strobe lights' into jellyfish to New! 2021-12-06 07:00:00Scientists genetically modified jellyfish in order to make their neurons light up.

Medieval Scot with strong jawbone wasn't a local New! 2021-12-06 07:00:00A chemical analysis of a medieval man's remains from the Scottish Highlands reveals he wasn't a local.

DeepMind cracks 'knot' conjecture that bedeviled mathematicians for New! 2021-12-06 07:00:00The artificial intelligence company DeepMind has teamed up with mathematicians to generate new conjectures in pure mathematics.

Buzz Aldrin: Facts about the second man on New! 2021-12-06 05:08:03Apollo astronaut Buzz Aldrin was one of the first to set foot on another planetary body. Since that famous day in 1969, he has continued to show a des

What is the Fermi Paradox? 2021-12-05 15:19:29The Fermi Paradox describes the contradiction that despite an abundance of planets in our galaxy, we have yet to detect alien life. Are we actually al

Giant black hole inside a tiny satellite galaxy 2021-12-05 11:37:48A tiny galaxy orbiting at the outskirts of the Milky Way appears to have a giant black hole at its center, comparable to that of the much larger Milky

Roman Republic: The rise and fall of ancient 2021-12-05 11:29:47The Roman Republic flourished for nearly 500 years, so what caused it to collapse?

Did the Great Wall of China work? 2021-12-05 07:00:06The Great Wall of China was built to defend the empire from enemy armies, but now it acts as a unifying symbol and a useful propaganda tool for the ru

Rare total solar eclipse over Antarctica dazzles ... 2021-12-04 11:10:59Anyone in Antarctica today would have experienced the only total solar eclipse of the year, suggesting one of the largest groups of individuals to obs

Ancient Rome: From city to empire in 600 2021-12-04 09:30:31Rome built an empire that stretched from northern England to the Middle East. Here's a look at the history and facts about ancient Rome.

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December: Geminid Meteors & Comet Leonard 2021-12-01 04:06:00December’s solstice brings the longest northern nights, and it’s a busy month for stargazers: the Geminid meteors, a visit from Comet Leon

Meet Proxima Centauri: The Closest Star 2021-11-30 08:00:00Proxima Centauri is the dimmest and smallest of the Alpha Centauri system, but it has the honor of being the nearest star. The post Meet Proxima Centa

Astronomers Watch Black Hole Jet Launch 2021-11-29 08:00:00Astronomers have watched a jet launch from a stellar-mass black hole inside the Milky Way. The post Astronomers Watch Black Hole Jet Launch appeared

This Week's Sky at a Glance, November 25 2021-11-25 04:58:00While the Jupiter-Saturn-Venus line keeps shrinking, all kinds of deep-sky sights, naked-eye to telescopic, show themselves on these moonless evenings

NASA’s DART Mission Launches for Head-on Collision with 2021-11-24 09:32:57The first-ever planetary defense mission is now on its way to the asteroid Didymos and its moon, Dimorphos. The post NASA’s DART Mission Launche

Deep-sky Fishing in Cetus, the Whale 2021-11-23 08:00:00Small telescopes can reel in some big ones in the constellation Cetus, the Whale. The post Deep-sky Fishing in Cetus, the Whale appeared first on Sky

Solar Orbiter to Fly Past Earth Thanksgiving Weekend 2021-11-23 05:00:00The Solar Orbiter mission will fly past Earth Friday night, setting up a dramatic sunward plunge. The post Solar Orbiter to Fly Past Earth Thanksgivin

Can This Near-Earth Asteroid Help Us Understand the 2021-11-22 09:00:00Astronomers have observed an object like ‘Oumuamua — but unlike the first known interstellar visitor, this one is in the solar system. The

This Week's Sky at a Glance, November 19 2021-11-19 04:55:00Orion now rises in the east around 8 p.m. Will Betelgeuse or Rigel be the first of his bright stars to come up? That depends on your latitude; Los Ang

Did Astronomers Spot a Black Hole in Another 2021-11-19 01:00:00Astronomers might have spotted a stellar-mass black hole in another galaxy — but not everyone agrees with what they found. The post Did Astrono

A Near-Miss Total Lunar Eclipse 2021-11-17 08:00:00A near-total lunar eclipse will be widely visible across North America on the night of November 18–19. Dress warmly and go for it! The post A Ne

Russia Conducts Antisatellite Test; Space Station Crew Takes 2021-11-16 11:00:58A Russian missile struck a defunct satellite early Monday morning, forcing International Space Station crew to shelter in place. The post Russia Cond

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Antivaxxer Caught Using Fake Arm to Pretend to 2021-12-05 13:51:01Doll Parts A man in Italy used a fake arm Thursday morning to try and avoid getting a real COVID-19 vaccine, the New York Times reported Dec. 3. The n

Harvard Professor Roasts Elon Musk For Dumb Space 2021-12-05 12:37:20Dude, Where’s My Car? Elon Musk got schooled in space science this week after a Harvard astronomer corrected Musk’s tweet about the Tesla

Watch This Maniac Drive His Tesla Through the 2021-12-05 10:35:29Amphibious Vehicle One brave Tesla owner took what appears to be a red Model 3 off-road this week, posting a video of the car driving around a beach.

Learn Windows Automation In This Cyber Week Training 2021-12-05 08:49:40While Microsoft exploring some areas more than Windows, the latter’s operating system is likely the product most of us know the best. Yet i

Master The Adobe Creative Cloud With This Cyber 2021-12-04 23:46:29Photoshop is so tightly integrated into our lives, Adobe has developed AI to find Photoshopped faces we otherwise wouldn’t spot at all. Yet ther

Get Focused This Cyber Week With A Lifetime 2021-12-04 22:43:55Music is so fundamental, even stars can become instruments with the right tools. And in turn that means your audio affects your focus, your mood, and

Master New Coding Disciplines With This Cyber Week 2021-12-04 22:00:41Coding has penetrated so deeply into our lives, our cars may soon be mining cryptocurrencies while we charge them. So whether you’re looking for

Fly For Less This Cyber Week With Dollar 2021-12-04 21:30:04Artificial intelligence is changing how we get around, from baggage handling to doing the actual driving and flying. That same tool is also making it

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Courtney Love Is Threatening Elon Musk With Mysterious 2021-12-04 14:57:33In a celebrity feud that sounds like it was hatched from a game of Mad Lib, Courtney Love tweeted out some vague threats that feature Elon Musk’

Chinese Rover Exploring What Appears to Be Cube-Shaped 2021-12-04 13:15:43A new Moon update dropped: There’s Moon cubes now! At least, it looks that way based on some intriguing photos Chinese lunar rover Yutu-2 captur

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