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With nowhere to hide from rising seas, Boston 2019-08-06 06:00:13Boston has armed itself with a science-driven master plan to protect itself from increasingly inevitable storm surges and rising seas.

How the 5 riskiest U.S. cities for coastal 2019-08-06 06:00:13The five U.S. cities most at risk of coastal flooding from rising sea levels are in various stages of preparedness.

Ancient Maya warfare flared up surprisingly early 2019-08-05 11:00:18Extreme conflicts broke out well before the decline of the Maya civilization, researchers say.

A new map is the best view yet 2019-08-05 08:00:10Stitching together data from several satellite missions allowed scientists to create the most comprehensive map of Antarctic ice flow ever.

Decades of dumping acid suggest acid rain may 2019-08-05 06:00:26Acidified soil loses calcium, which can affect trees’ ability to hang on to water.

Satellites are transforming how archaeologists study the past 2019-08-04 08:00:18In ‘Archaeology from Space,’ Sarah Parcak takes readers on a lively tour of the past, and archaeology of the 21st century.

The Arctic is burning and Greenland is melting, 2019-08-02 15:52:55A heat wave is melting Greenland’s ice and fueling blazes across the Arctic that are pumping record amounts of carbon dioxide into the air.

Hospitalizations highlight potential dangers of e-cigs to teens’ 2019-08-02 15:09:55E-cigarette use can harm the lungs, and eight Wisconsin teens who developed severe lung injuries after vaping may be the latest victims.

Public trust that scientists work for the good 2019-08-02 10:45:47More Americans trust the motives of scientists than of journalists or politicians.

Stars may keep spinning fast, long into old 2019-08-02 06:00:16NASA’s TESS telescope has spotted an old star that spins too fast for theory to explain, suggesting that stars may have a magnetic midlife crisi

A 3-D map of stars reveals the Milky 2019-08-01 14:00:19Our galaxy flaunts its curves in a chart of thousands of stars called Cepheids.

There’s more to pufferfish than that goofy spiked 2019-08-01 12:07:35Three odd things about pufferfishes: how they mate, how they bite and what’s up with no fish scales?

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Underwater Video Offers New Look at Titanic Wreck 2019-08-22 21:56:22The footage, captured by a team from Triton Submarines, showed the deterioration of the R.M.S. Titanic. The company said it was the first such visit i

This Daily Pill Cut Heart Attacks by Half. 2019-08-22 21:22:51“Polypills” of generic drugs may dramatically reduce heart attacks and strokes in poor countries, a new study suggests. Some experts still

Workers at Big Government Lab Sue Over Exposure 2019-08-22 21:05:20Former technicians at the Brookhaven National Laboratory in New York say the were sickened by exposure to a toxic cleaning compound.

Fires in Amazon Rain Forest Have Surged This 2019-08-22 20:31:11The fires, most of which have been set by farmers clearing their land, are raging in uninhabited areas of rain forest and intruding on populated areas

Zika Was Soaring Across Cuba. Few Outside the 2019-08-22 18:40:40The mosquito-borne virus spread through the island in 2017, but global health officials failed to sound the alarm.

She Studies Sea Snakes by the Seafloor 2019-08-22 18:06:18Sea snakes are the most diverse group of marine reptiles in the world, but they are poorly understood and threatened by development. Blanche D’A

Florida’s Panthers Hit With Mysterious Crippling Disorder 2019-08-22 17:24:14State wildlife officials are sharing video of disabled animals in an effort to identify the ailment and save the beloved, endangered cats.

Bernie Sanders’s ‘Green New Deal’: A $16 Trillion 2019-08-22 17:24:13Mr. Sanders’s climate change proposal calls for the United States to eliminate fossil fuel use by 2050. “We must be extraordinarily aggres

Planned Parenthood Refuses Federal Funds Over Abortion Restrictions 2019-08-22 17:24:12Facing a Trump administration rule that forbids referrals for abortion, the organization decided to reject federal funds for family planning for low-i

Trump’s Rollback of Auto Pollution Rules Shows Signs 2019-08-22 17:24:10The White House, blindsided by a pact between California and four automakers, appears to be losing ground in its effort to prevent any more for joinin

How to Rebound After a Disaster: Move, Don’t 2019-08-22 14:34:43A paper in the journal Science makes a case that, sometimes, retreating from nature instead of fighting it can open up new opportunities for communiti

How Many Triangles Are There? Here’s How to 2019-08-22 13:14:31Counting will get you nowhere. Try a little combinatorics instead.

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Our Microbiomes Might Shape Our Social Lives 2019-08-22 17:40:43(Credit: Sara López Gilabert/SAPIENS) It is early morning on a wide plain in Amboseli National Park in southern Kenya. With a small Dixie cu

Babies Need Healthy Microbiomes. But Where Do Microbiomes 2019-08-22 15:57:29(Credit: Odua Images/Shutterstock) A human’s genes are laid down at conception. A fetus’ heart, brain and other organs start to form fi

The Latest Photos From Hayabusa2's Mission to Asteroid 2019-08-22 14:00:47The image shows the first image acquired by the DLR-developed MASCAM camera system during Hayabusa2's descent, shortly after separation from the land

Audiobooks or Reading? To Our Brains, It Doesn't 2019-08-22 13:51:56These color-coded maps of the brain show the semantic similarities during listening (top) and reading (bottom). (Credit: Fatma Deniz) If you don&rs

A Crater Lake and Pumice Raft in the 2019-08-22 09:18:32The new crater lake at Kīlauea's summit, spotted on August 15, 2019. M. Patrick, USGS-HVO Over the last few weeks, we've had two newsworthy

Can One Beer a Day Increase Your Cancer 2019-08-21 17:50:52Does alcohol cause cancer? Here's what recent research tells us. (Credit: Mateone/Shutterstock) Humans and the bottle go a long way back. Archaeol

8 New Fast Radio Burst Sources Offer New 2019-08-21 17:31:22An artist's illustration of a neutron star, a proposed source for fast radio bursts. (Credit: Casey Reed - Penn State University/Wikimedia Commons)

3 Earth-sized Planets Found Around One of Earth's 2019-08-21 17:14:16GJ 1061 is a cool red dwarf similar to the star TRAPPIST-1. This artist's concept imagines a view from the surface of one of TRAPPIST-1's multiple e

Scientists Tell Us How to Be Better Wine 2019-08-21 13:58:49The world of wine is complex. But there are a few simple things you can do to up your skills. (Credit: nd3000/Shutterstock) Only 256 people in the

Why a Polish Village Hasn't Seen a Baby 2019-08-21 11:47:06One Polish town has seen an unlikely string of female births stretching for nearly a decade. (Credit: Omar Lopez/Unsplash) The tiny Polish village

SPONSORED: Launching the 'Space & Beyond' Subscription Box 2019-08-20 17:45:34I was 14 years old when I first saw Saturn through a telescope, its rings glowing a vibrant yellow-orange. In that moment, the seemingly two-dimension

The Racism of Carl Jung 2019-08-20 17:14:48The Swiss psychoanalyst Carl Jung (1875-1961) was one of the best-known psychologists of the 20th century. He introduced such famous concepts as intro

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Light-matter interaction without interference 2019-08-23 20:49:35Quantum dots might constitute the foundation of quantum communication. They are an efficient interface between matter and light, with photons emitted

Heart attack patients with mild cognitive impairment get 2019-08-23 18:27:09New research finds people with mild cognitive impairment don't always receive the same, established medical treatment that patients with normal cogni

Evolution designed by parasites 2019-08-23 18:27:02A new paper explores an overlooked aspect of the relationship between parasites and their hosts by systematically discussing the ways in which parasit

A novel technology for genome-editing a broad range 2019-08-23 18:27:00Researchers have developed a new tool -- dubbed SATI -- to edit the mouse genome, enabling the team to target a broad range of mutations and cell type

Migrating mule deer don't need directions, study finds 2019-08-23 18:26:57Mule deer navigate in spring and fall mostly by using their knowledge of past migration routes and seasonal ranges, according to a new study.

Tech time not to blame for teens' mental 2019-08-23 14:07:36A new study suggests that the time adolescents are spending on their phones and online is not that bad. The study tracked young adolescents on their s

Children of incarcerated parents have more substance abuse, 2019-08-23 14:07:34Children of incarcerated parents are six times more likely to develop a substance use disorder in adulthood and nearly twice as likely to have diagnos

Laser-produced uranium plasma evolves into more complex species 2019-08-23 14:07:32Mapping the evolution of complex uranium oxide species has practical applications from Mars exploration to nuclear proliferation detection.

Brain's astrocytes play starring role in long-term memory 2019-08-23 14:07:31Researchers have discovered that star-shaped cells called astrocytes help the brain establish long-lasting memories. The work could inform therapies f

How memories form and fade 2019-08-23 14:07:29Researchers have identified the neural processes that make some memories fade rapidly while other memories persist over time.

Can't get thinner than this: Synthesis of atomically 2019-08-23 14:07:27Scientists have found a simple method for producing atomically thin layers of oxidized borophene, a promising 2D boron-based nanomaterial that could s

Self-rolling sensors take heart cell readings in 3D 2019-08-23 14:07:23A new organ-on-an-electronic-chip platform uses self-rolling biosensor arrays to coil up and measure the electrophysiology of heart cells in 3D.

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Elevated Levels of Oxygen Gave Rise to North 2019-08-22 14:11:35A team of researchers from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and the University of Texas Austin has used a new technique to analyze tiny amounts of gas

Fasting Improves Inflammatory Diseases without Compromising Antimicrobial Immunity 2019-08-22 11:31:58Short-term and intermittent fasting reduces chronic inflammation and improves chronic inflammatory diseases without affecting the immune system’

New Type of Supernova Totally Annihilates Its Parent 2019-08-22 11:01:57Astronomers have announced the discovery of the most massive star ever known to be destroyed by a supernova explosion. Dubbed SN 2016iet, the explosiv

Meet Adratiklit boulahfa, World’s Earliest Known Stegosaur 2019-08-22 08:18:20Paleontologists in Morocco have found fossil fragments from a new genus and species of stegosaur that walked the Earth about 168 million years ago (Ju

Study: Reef Manta Rays Form Complex and Longer-Lasting 2019-08-22 07:07:07Reef manta rays (Mobula alfredi) form social bonds and actively choose their social partners, according to a study by researchers from the Marine Mega

Newly-Discovered Microbe Turns Oil into Methane 2019-08-21 13:22:52Methanoliparia, a species of archaea from deep-sea oil seeps of the Gulf of Mexico, splits long-chain hydrocarbons into methane and carbon dioxide, ac

8,000-Year-Old Wooden Platform Found Off Isle of Wight 2019-08-21 11:13:46Underwater archaeologists working off the coast of the Isle of Wight have discovered an 8,000-year-old structure next to what is believed to be the wo

Second Planet Found Hiding in Beta Pictoris System 2019-08-21 09:14:07Using data from ESO’s High Accuracy Radial Velocity Planet Searcher (HARPS) instrument, a multinational team of astronomers has uncovered eviden

NASA Confirms Europa Clipper Mission 2019-08-21 07:36:16NASA’s Europa Clipper mission is moving toward completion of its final design, followed by the construction and testing of the solar-powered spa

Migratory Songbirds Trade Off Safety for Lower Energy 2019-08-20 14:10:56Each spring and fall, millions of birds switch to migrating at night. Most of these are small songbirds migrating long distances that need to alternat

Researcher Reconstructs Female Druid’s Face after 2,000 Years 2019-08-20 12:35:46A researcher from the University of Dundee has recreated the head of one of Scotland’s oldest druids. Nicknamed Hilda, the female druid could ha

Earth-Sized Exoplanet LHS 3844b is Similar to Mercury, 2019-08-20 10:07:18LHS 3844b, a 1.3-Earth-radii terrestrial world in an 11-hour orbit around the small nearby star LHS 3844, very likely has little to no atmosphere and

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Democratic National Committee Votes Down Climate Debate. Activists 2019-08-22 14:18:32The vote came a day after the 2020 climate candidate Jay Inslee, who had been pushing for the debate, dropped out of the race.

#SexRobotGripes Hashtag Arouses Twitter Backlash Against Robot-Human Love 2019-08-22 12:23:19One person noted a big potential problem with robot sex workers: All the customers want the one with that new car smell.

Bernie Sanders Unveils $16 Trillion Green New Deal 2019-08-22 06:45:48The 2020 Democratic candidate's climate plan offers a detailed vision that would expand public ownership of utilities and make electricity “vir

New Titanic Footage Shows 1 Of The Most 2019-08-22 05:14:54The first major expedition in nearly 15 years reveals extensive decay and collapse.

Brazil's Amazon Fires Highlight The Threat Of Deregulation 2019-08-22 05:00:10The blazes are roasting South America's biggest country just as far-right President Jair Bolsonaro is rolling back environmental and indigenous prote

What You Should Know About The Fires Raging 2019-08-22 01:01:24Brazil's space agency said this week that tens of thousands of fires had charred the rainforest, and that's not good for the planet's fight against

Jay Inslee, Climate Candidate, Exits 2020 Presidential Race 2019-08-21 21:14:25The Washington state governor released a hefty library of climate policies and raised money from over 130,000 donors, but failed to break 1% in the po

Black Bears Adapt To Life Near Humans By 2019-08-20 15:09:48Bears will consume 15,000 to 20,000 calories per day – or about 8 large cheese pizzas or 5 gallons of chocolate ice cream – before hiberna

Iceland Holds Funeral Honoring Glacier That Melted Away 2019-08-19 13:12:17A plaque on the former glacier warns that all glaciers might be gone within 200 years.

Scientists Astonished After Finding Microplastics In Arctic Snow 2019-08-18 10:26:41Plastic may be a significant source of air pollution, concluded a new study that shows how microplastics may be carried through winds and precipitatio

Brexit Could Spark The Next Big Fishing War 2019-08-18 08:00:13It’s a fight fisheries are likely to lose, as climate change raises the stakes on overfishing and challenges the very idea of sea borders.

Bill Nye Slams Trump's Climate Failures: 'The U.S. 2019-08-17 15:35:04“Everybody, we have a chance to do this right, to save the world for humans,” the famed TV "science guy" said.

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How an old oven became a sink 2019-08-24 14:30:00When DIY inspiration strikes, you’ve got to go with it. For me, that meant impulsively salvaging a rusty, musty, 1940s electric oven with a vagu

Why you might want to sign up for 2019-08-24 09:30:00Adding YouTube Premium to your growing list of digital subscriptions might have never crossed your mind. After all, YouTube already lets you watch mil

The environmental impact of watching a movie might 2019-08-23 18:00:00You know it takes energy drive a car to the rental store, but what about ordering one in the mail—or streaming?

Last week in tech: The supreme smartphone, Apple's 2019-08-23 17:19:44Use your Apple Card to buy a terrible Supreme cellphone.

Essential travel kits for active pets 2019-08-23 16:37:00Sweet travel accessories to make a trip with your pet way easier.

Three power adapters for every world traveler's suitcase 2019-08-23 16:19:00Make sure you’re armed with the right adapter wherever you roam.

10 most powerful animal bites on the planet 2019-08-23 15:30:00Nature’s strongest jaws often belong to apex predators who sit comfortably atop the food chain, and collecting hard data on the force of their b

Air mattresses that don't hate your back 2019-08-23 15:22:00If you’re hosting guests or hitting the road yourself, don't waste your time with those lesser air mattresses. Spines everywhere will thank you

This new Salmonella ‘superbug’ is probably no scarier 2019-08-23 14:30:00Superbugs sound scary now more than ever because they're increasingly real. Our widespread use of antibiotics is actively breeding hardier bacteria t

Inexpensive chef knives that will change the way 2019-08-23 13:30:51Great chef's knives with sharp blades that won't cut into your savings.

Does Hyundai's rooftop solar panel change the fuel-economy 2019-08-23 13:29:04The new hybrid Hyundai Sonata isn’t available yet in the US, but it offers something compelling enough to make headlines here—a solar pane

Menstrual cups were invented in 1867. What took 2019-08-23 11:00:00Today, people with periods can choose between dozens of menstrual cups—bell-shaped silicon containers, meant to capture blood during menses, ava


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