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NASA’s Parker Solar Probe Is Unlocking the Sun’s 2019-12-04 17:58:36Scientists working with the solar diving mission have released the spacecraft’s first batch of findings.

Hospitals Sue Trump to Keep Negotiated Prices Secret 2019-12-04 17:45:16The administration wants to require hospitals to reveal the rates they privately negotiate with insurers for all sorts of procedures, amid the public

Climate Change Is Accelerating, Bringing World ‘Dangerously Close’ 2019-12-04 16:21:53The acceleration climate change's effects have brought the world “dangerously close” to abrupt and irreversible changes, scientists

Fire Blight Spreads Northward, Threatening Apple Orchards 2019-12-04 15:25:41Growers in northern states are combating virulent outbreaks of a disease as seasons grow warmer, orchards have been reconfigured for higher yields and

Florida Keys Deliver a Hard Message: As Seas 2019-12-04 13:21:05A project to calculate the cost of raising roads shows that some places may not justify the vast expense, casting doubt on the future of those areas.

Why the Great Auk Is Gone for Good 2019-12-04 12:13:58New research finds that the extinction of this flightless bird was completely our fault.

China Uses DNA to Map Faces, With Help 2019-12-04 10:34:12Beijing’s pursuit of control over a Muslim ethnic group pushes the rules of science and raises questions about consent.

Bats Play Key Pollinating Role for Durians 2019-12-04 09:17:16Researchers wanted to improve the fruit yields for small farmers in Indonesia, and hope their findings will encourage protections for bats.

The French Fries Are Doing Just Fine 2019-12-04 05:00:31After a weak harvest for many potato farmers in the United States and Canada, there were concerns about shortages of the fast food staple. But supplie

Carbon Dioxide Emissions Hit a Record in 2019, 2019-12-04 00:40:45Global consumption of coal declined unexpectedly this year, but a surge in oil and gas pushed up greenhouse gas emissions over all.

200,000 Uninsured Americans to Get Free H.I.V.-Prevention Drugs 2019-12-03 16:26:06A new government program will provide donated drugs through major drugstore chains.

Labor Unions Team Up With Drug Makers to 2019-12-03 16:09:20A low-profile group, financed by the pharmaceutical industry, has hired former union officials to oppose drug-price proposals around the country.

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This Huge Galaxy Has the Biggest Black Hole 2019-12-05 17:00:00The monster black hole in galaxy cluster Abell 85 is roughly the size of our solar system, but packs the mass of 40 billion suns.

Taking an Ice Bath After Working Out Might 2019-12-05 16:40:00A dip in chilly water might help your muscles feel less sore, at the cost of growing more slowly.

What Is A Calorie? 2019-12-05 14:45:00We encounter, and ingest, them every day. But what does it mean to eat a calorie?

Meet CIMON-2, a New and Improved AI Robot 2019-12-05 14:30:00The free-floating robot could make work more efficient on the International Space Station.

The 2018 Eruption of Kīlauea Might Show That 2019-12-05 14:00:00The remarkable 2018 eruption at Kīlauea disgorged over a cubic kilometer of lava and collapsed the volcano's summit.

What Foods Can Help Prevent Alzheimer's? 2019-12-05 13:00:00It's not quite clear, but a generally healthy diet is the best advice.

This Giant Planet is 4 Times Bigger Than 2019-12-04 16:30:00Astronomers discovered a Neptune-sized planet orbiting an Earth-sized star. The white dwarf star is making the planet lose some 260 million tons of ma

Ancient Romans Got Their Wood From as Far 2019-12-04 16:30:00Wood planks unearthed during subway construction in Rome show just how far the empire's trade networks spread.

Ethiopia's Salt Ponds Are One of the Few 2019-12-04 16:00:00The Dallol pools are likely so hot, salty and acidic that even extremophile microbes are unable to enter.

NASA's Mission to the Sun is Already Cracking 2019-12-04 14:00:00Initial data from the Parker Solar Probe offer a promising look at how the mission may unravel the sun's corona and solar wind.

Low Gravity May Make Astronauts' Guts More Fragile 2019-12-04 12:15:00Microgravity may stop the insides of human intestines from forming strong barriers against food-borne diseases.

Are the Kids Alright? Young People are Getting 2019-12-04 12:00:00CT scans and X-ray data show surprising numbers of injuries among riders ages 18 to 30.

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Assistance during first years of biology major leads 2019-12-05 15:53:21Assistance during the first years of a biology major leads to higher retention of first-generation students.

As China rapidly adopts clean energy, use of 2019-12-05 15:53:19Old habits are hard to break. A new study of replacement of traditional wood and coal burning stoves with clean energy in China suggests that, without

Artificial cells act more like the real thing 2019-12-05 15:53:18Protocells -- artificial cells -- that are active and mimic living cells by moving independently and that are biocompatible and enzymatically active a

'Buildings' in human bone may hold key to 2019-12-05 15:53:13The discovery of how a 'beam' in human bone material handles a lifetime's worth of wear and tear could translate to the development of 3D-printed l

Open source EEG visualization tool 2019-12-05 15:53:05Researchers have developed a free open source computer program that can be used to create visual and quantitative representations of brain electrical

NASA's OSIRIS-REx mission explains Asteroid Bennu's mysterious particle 2019-12-05 14:51:12Shortly after NASA's OSIRIS-REx spacecraft arrived at asteroid Bennu, an unexpected discovery by the mission's science team revealed that the astero

Developing a digital twin of a vehicle 2019-12-05 14:51:10In the not too distant future, we can expect to see our skies filled with unmanned aerial vehicles delivering packages, maybe even people, from locati

Recycling nutrient-rich industrial waste products enhances soil, reduces 2019-12-05 14:51:09Recycling biotechnology byproducts can enhance soil health while reducing carbon emissions and maintaining crop yields.

Behavioral interventions may be as effective at reducing 2019-12-05 14:18:05Simulations predict that behavioral interventions such as imposing strict no-food restrictions after meals can be as effective as strong anorectic dru

Rats exchange information about danger in a reciprocal 2019-12-05 14:18:03Rats exchange information about danger in a reciprocal fashion, and this information transfer is at least partially mediated by a brain region called

Mobile devices blur work and personal privacy raising 2019-12-05 14:17:59Organizations aren't moving quickly enough on cyber security threats linked to the drive toward using personal mobile devices in the workplace.

Dull teeth, long skulls, specialized bites evolved in 2019-12-05 14:17:52Herbivorous dinosaurs evolved many times during the 180 million-year Mesozoic era, and while they didn't all evolve to chew, swallow, and digest thei

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NASA Releases First Science Results from Parker Solar 2019-12-06 08:45:59The four instruments of NASA’s Parker Solar Probe, a robotic spacecraft designed to explore the Sun’s atmosphere, have returned unpreceden

Low-to-Moderate Coffee Consumption Cuts Risk of Metabolic Syndrome, 2019-12-06 08:02:52Coffee consumption at a level of 1-4 cups of coffee per day is associated with a reduced risk of metabolic syndrome, according to a new report from th

Scientists Find Meteorite-Eating Microorganism 2019-12-05 15:43:25A species of archaea called Metallosphaera sedula is capable of growth on stony meteorites, utilizing metals trapped within these extraterrestrial obj

New Fossil Fills Gap in Evolution of Comma 2019-12-05 14:00:38A new species of comma shrimp that lived during the mid-Cretaceous period, between 95 and 90 million years ago, has been identified from well-preserve

Supermassive Black Hole Triggers Star Formation in Multiple 2019-12-05 11:34:00Enormous black holes usually affect their surroundings through the so-called ‘negative feedback’ — in other words, suppressing the f

Southwestern U.S. Was Once Similar to Today’s Tibetan 2019-12-05 09:14:19New research suggests that during the Late Cretaceous epoch to the Early Paleogene epoch (80-50 million years ago), much of the southwestern United St

Astronomers Find Neptune-Like Exoplanet Orbiting White Dwarf 2019-12-05 07:41:44A Neptune-like exoplanet orbits an Earth-sized white dwarf star called WD J091405.30+191412.25 (WD J0914 for short) once every 10 days, leaving a come

New Pterosaur Species Unearthed in Lebanon: Mimodactylus libanensis 2019-12-04 10:59:55Paleontologists in Lebanon have discovered the extremely well-preserved fossilized remains of a previously unknown Cretaceous-period flying reptile. P

Study Finds No Clear Correlation between Compositions of 2019-12-04 10:44:24There isn’t a strong correlation between gas giant and host star compositions when it comes to elements heavier than hydrogen and helium, accord

Solar Wind Slows in Outer Heliosphere, Data from 2019-12-04 09:15:16As the solar wind — the supersonic stream of charged particles blown out by the Sun — moves farther from the Sun, it encounters an increas

TESS Observes Huge Outburst from Comet 46P/Wirtanen 2019-12-04 07:50:07On September 26, 2018, NASA’s Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) observed an outburst of gas, ice and dust from the nucleus of comet 4

Researchers Crack Mystery of Sun’s Magnetic Waves 2019-12-03 15:09:35For more than six decades, observations of our Sun have shown that as magnetic waves leave its interior they grow in strength, but until now there has

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The Scary Ways An All-Nighter Messes Your Body 2019-11-27 05:45:18Experts share what's going on physically and mentally when you experience sleep deprivation.

How The Interior Department Got Swamped 2019-11-26 05:45:14At least 11 department officials have cashed out for jobs with fossil fuel interests, lobbying firms or other private companies.

Green New Deal Author Wants To Expand Anti-Corruption 2019-11-25 14:20:00Massachusetts Sen. Ed Markey's latest bill could extend the kind of financial sanctions the U.S. slapped on Russia and North Korea to countries such

Declaring A Presidential Emergency On The Climate Is 2019-11-24 05:45:16Given the appearance of a "one and done" solution and the potential for the far right to co-opt emergency powers, experts warn a declaration could b

Puerto Rico’s Next Big Crisis Is Water 2019-11-23 08:00:26Lax regulation, austerity and climate change are setting the stage for another catastrophe.

Environmental Concerns Make Coldplay's Chris Martin Not So 2019-11-21 15:32:58The band hopes one day to have concerts that are mainly solar-powered, with no single-use plastic.

Ilhan Omar Pitches $1 Trillion For Green Public 2019-11-20 23:00:06The bill, part of a wave of progressive legislation, would undo Clinton-era restrictions on public housing in a bid to tackle the climate and housing

Soaring Fossil Fuel Production Is On Track To 2019-11-20 00:00:02Planned oil, gas and coal drilling is enough to exceed 1.5 degrees Celsius of warming by 120%.

Climate Change Is So Real There’s A New 2019-11-18 22:19:35The latest generation of Corsola in Pokémon Sword and Shield is a "ghost" type that was "wiped out" due to sudden climate change.

Critics Fear Ohio Bill May Allow Students' Religious 2019-11-15 19:46:49The legislation could require teachers to accept scientifically inaccurate, faith-based answers to homework assignments, one Democratic lawmaker said.

Cows Swept Off Coast During Hurricane Dorian Survive 2019-11-14 13:43:54The cows managed to swim five miles to a barrier island where they lived off the land.

Mouse-Deer Species Thought To Be Extinct Rediscovered After 2019-11-13 16:02:56The existence of the silver-backed chevrotain has been scientifically confirmed for the first time since 1907.

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Emerging role of adenosine in brain disorders and 2019-12-06 00:00:00The role of adenosine in neurodegeneration and neuroregeneration has led to growing attention on adenosine receptors as potential drug targets in a ra

A new view for glasses 2019-12-06 00:00:00Scientists at The University of Tokyo used computer simulations to demonstrate how the dynamics of a glassy liquid can be predicted based on the local

Electronic map reveals 'rules of the road' in 2019-12-06 00:00:00Using a clever technique that causes unruly crystals of iron selenide to snap into alignment, Rice University physicists have drawn a road map that re

Siberian researchers contribute to global monitoring of the 2019-12-06 00:00:00Researchers of Siberian Federal University took part in a global project to collect, systematize and universalize data on the composition of forests i

Gamma-ray laser moves a step closer to reality 2019-12-06 00:00:00A physicist at the University of California, Riverside, has performed calculations showing hollow spherical bubbles filled with a gas of positronium a

Improved pH probes may help towards cancer treatments 2019-12-06 00:00:00Nanopipettes with zwitterionic membranes may offer improved monitoring of changes in pH surrounding living cells, which can indicate traits of invasiv

Novel way to ID disease-resistance genes in chocolate-producing 2019-12-06 00:00:00Chocolate-producing cacao trees that are resistant to a major pathogen were identified by an international team of plant geneticists. The findings poi

Move over Jules Verne -- scientists deploy ocean 2019-12-06 00:00:00The release of more than 50 floating sensors, called Mobile Earthquake Recording in Marine Areas by Independent Divers (MERMAIDs), is increasing the n

Simple experiment explains magnetic resonance 2019-12-06 00:00:00Physicists at University of California, Riverside, have designed an experiment to explain the concept of magnetic resonance. A versatile technique emp


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