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Hubble Spots Rare ‘Free-Floating Evaporating Gaseous Globule’ 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 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 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

Famous Jurassic Park Dinosaur Was More Powerful than 2020-07-09 11:35:05Dilophosaurus wetherilli was the largest animal known to have lived on land in North America during the Early Jurassic. Despite its charismatic presen

Two Interacting Gas Giants Orbit Sun-Like Star WASP-148 2020-07-09 10:43:35Astronomers using the SuperWASP-North telescope on La Palma in the Canary Islands, Spain, and the SOPHIE spectrograph at the Observatoire de Haute-Pro

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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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Live Coronavirus Updates: Trump Aides Target Fauci 2020-07-13 10:02:35As cases mount in the Southeast and West, troublesome signs are emerging across the country. Administration officials are targeting Dr. Anthony Fauci,

Florida Tops U.S. Record With Over 15,000 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 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 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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Experimental COVID-19 vaccine safe, generates immune response New! 2020-07-14 17:13:38An investigational vaccine, mRNA-1273, designed to protect against SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), was generall

Vision scientists discover why people literally don't see New! 2020-07-14 14:47:35We humans may not always see eye to eye on politics, religion, sports and other matters of debate. And now it turns out we also cannot agree on the lo

Converting female mosquitoes to non-biting males with implications New! 2020-07-14 14:47:30Researchers have proven that a single gene can convert female Aedes aegypti mosquitoes into fertile male mosquitoes and identified a gene needed for m

Quantum body scanner? What happens when vector vortex New! 2020-07-14 14:30:46Propagate light through any kind of medium -- be it free space or biological tissue -- and light will scatter. Robustness to scattering is a common re

A Raspberry Pi-based virtual reality system for small New! 2020-07-14 14:30:44The Raspberry Pi Virtual Reality system (PiVR) is a versatile tool for presenting virtual reality environments to small, freely moving animals (such a

What determines a warbler's colors? New! 2020-07-14 14:30:40A new study has narrowed down the region of the genome that drives the black color in throat and face of warblers by studying the hybrid offspring pro

A new path for electron optics in solid-state New! 2020-07-14 13:27:37In combined theoretical and experimental work, physicists introduce and demonstrate a novel mechanism for electron optics in two-dimensional solid-sta

Keeping innocent people out of jail using the New! 2020-07-14 12:33:47People wrongfully accused of a crime often wait years -- if ever -- to be exonerated. Many of these wrongfully accused cases stem from unreliable eyew

Evolution after Chicxulub asteroid impact: Rapid response of New! 2020-07-14 12:17:48The impact event that formed the Chicxulub crater (Yucatán Peninsula, México) caused the extinction of 75% of species on Earth 66 millio

Tale of the tape: Sticky bits make better New! 2020-07-14 12:17:46Scientists use an industrial laser to turn adhesive tape into a component for safer, anode-free lithium metal batteries.

Customizable smart window technology could improve energy efficiency New! 2020-07-14 12:17:44Scientists combined solar cell technology with a novel optimization approach to develop a smart window prototype that maximizes design across a wide r

Experts' high-flying study reveals secrets of soaring New! 2020-07-14 11:17:30New research has revealed when it comes to flying the largest of birds don't rely on flapping to move around. Instead they make use of air currents t

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Guess What Happened After Montana Care Home Refused New! 2020-07-14 14:47:52The facility in Billings now accounts for almost a quarter of the state's confirmed coronavirus deaths.

Biden Rolls Out Ambitious New Climate Plan, But New! 2020-07-14 11:00:40The presumptive Democratic nominee cribbed from Bernie Sanders, Elizabeth Warren and Jay Inslee, drawing stark contrasts with President Trump.

‘Mythbuster’ Grant Imahara Dead At 49 2020-07-14 02:37:30"Working with Grant was so much fun," former co-host Adam Savage said. "I’ll miss my friend."

California Shuts Down Again As U.S. Coronavirus Crisis 2020-07-13 17:52:13Governor Gavin Newsom, a Democrat, ordered bars closed and restaurants, movie theaters, zoos and museums statewide to cease indoor operations.

Medical Schools Voice Support For Fauci Amid White 2020-07-13 14:11:18The Association of American Medical Colleges is "concerned and alarmed" by the Trump administration efforts to undercut the U.S.'s top infectious d

North Atlantic Right Whales 'One Step From Extinction,' 2020-07-11 15:03:58The whales are newly listed as critically endangered by the International Union for Conservation of Nature.

Newly-Discovered Comet Neowise Streaks Past Earth 2020-07-10 18:21:13The spacey object was discovered in March, but will make its closest approach to Earth in two weeks.

Gov. Ron DeSantis Mocked For Comparing Reopening Schools 2020-07-09 17:26:52The Florida Republican tried to ease coronavirus concerns by suggesting, “If you can do Home Depot, if you can do Walmart, ... you absolutely ca

Study Suggests Pregnant Women Can Pass The Coronavirus 2020-07-09 14:45:13A small study of 31 women with COVID-19 in Italy found signs of the virus in samples of umbilical cord blood, the placenta and, in one case, breast mi

Bill Nye: Wearing A Mask Is 'Literally A 2020-07-09 14:05:47On TikTok, "The Science Guy" broke down how masks work — and why they beat other face coverings like scarves.

Big Oil’s Fallback Plan Is Falling Flat 2020-07-09 08:00:32But the industry’s political lobbying during the pandemic has been a smashing success.

Japan's Amusement Parks Warn Coaster Riders: Screaming Can 2020-07-08 17:37:28Park officials hope the no-scream rule will minimize possible spread of the coronavirus.

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When a pandemic strikes, we still expect an 2020-07-14 00:00:00Edith Cowan University (ECU) PhD candidate and paramedic Cameron Anderson investigated community attitudes regarding the professional obligation of pa

Age of sexual debut among young gay-identified sexual 2020-07-14 00:00:00Young gay sexual minority men - especially Black and Latino youth - have their first sexual experiences at younger ages, emphasizing a need for compre

Transparent, reflective objects now within grasp of robots 2020-07-14 00:00:00Kitchen robots are a popular vision of the future, but if a robot of today tries to grasp a kitchen staple such as a clear measuring cup or a shiny kn

Molecularly thin interface between polymers -- for efficient 2020-07-14 00:00:00Composite membranes for CO2 separation contain different functional layers in their structure (e.g. porous mechanical support, selective layer etc.).

Space to grow, or grow in space -- 2020-07-14 00:00:00Vertical farms with their soil-free, computer-controlled environments may sound like sci-fi. But there is a growing environmental and economic case fo

COVID-19 pandemic could be learning opportunity for middle-grade 2020-07-14 00:00:00Educators could use the COVID-19 outbreak to help middle-schoolers better understand the world, according to new research from faculty at Binghamton U

Lung screening bus brings high-tech health care directly 2020-07-14 00:00:00A mobile platform for lung cancer screening with low-dose computed tomography (CT) can be developed with limited financial risk and take powerful scre

Predation by Caspian terns on young steelhead means 2020-07-14 00:00:00Caspian terns feeding on young fish have a significant impact on runs of steelhead in the Columbia River, new research suggests.

The Lancet Global Health: Modelling study predicts surge 2020-07-13 00:00:00Some low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) could see HIV, tuberculosis (TB), and malaria deaths increase by as much as 10%, 20%, and 36% respective

Gigantic, red and full of spots 2020-07-13 00:00:00Starspots are more common among red giant stars than previously thought. In the journal Astronomy & Astrophysics, researchers led by the Max Planc

Electron cryo-microscopy: Using inexpensive technology to produce high-resolution 2020-07-13 00:00:00Biochemists at Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg (MLU) have used a standard electron cryo-microscope to achieve surprisingly good images that

Russian scientists have discovered a new physical paradox 2020-07-13 00:00:00Researchers from the Peter the Great St. Petersburg Polytechnic University (SPbPU) discovered and theoretically explained a new physical effect: ampli

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