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These tiny aquatic animals secrete a compound that 2019-10-17 14:00:31A newly identified molecule from rotifers paralyzes the larvae of worms that cause schistosomiasis, which affects over 200 million people worldwide.

Acrobatic choanoflagellates could help explain how multicellularity evolved 2019-10-17 14:00:26A newfound single-celled microbe species forms groups of multiple individual organisms that change shape in response to light.

Big dinosaurs kept cool thanks to blood vessel 2019-10-16 14:00:40Giant dinosaurs evolved several strategies for cooling their blood and avoiding heatstroke.

Organoids offer clues to how brains are made 2019-10-16 13:00:29Three-dimensional clumps of brain cells offer clues about how brains get made in humans and chimpanzees.

A precision drug for prostate cancer may slow 2019-10-16 07:00:42The drug olaparib could be used to treat men with certain genetic mutations and severe types of prostate cancer, a clinical trial finds.

Humpback whales use their flippers and bubble ‘nets’ 2019-10-15 19:01:51A study reveals new details of how humpback whales hunt using their flippers and a whirl of bubbles to capture fish.

Extreme snowfall kept most plants and animals in 2019-10-15 14:00:22A very snowy winter in 2018 left parts of Greenland covered well into the summer, causing an ecosystem-wide reproductive collapse in one area.

Physicists have found quasiparticles that mimic hypothetical dark 2019-10-15 07:00:45These subatomic particles could make up dark matter in the cosmos. A mathematically similar phenomenon occurs in a solid material.

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Sanders’s Climate Ambitions Thrill Supporters, but Experts Have 2019-11-14 18:38:32Bernie Sanders' plan to tackle climate change would nationalize power plants and end fossil fuels. His supporters are thrilled. Climate experts are n

Dr. Wayne Bardin, 85, Innovative Researcher on Birth 2019-11-14 17:39:36He helped develop long-acting implanted contraceptive devices — like Norplant, Jadelle and Mirena — used by millions of women around the w

Infants and Toddlers Eat Too Much Sugar, Researchers 2019-11-14 17:21:56Using C.D.C. data, researchers found that 98 percent of toddlers and 60 percent of infants consumed added sugar in sweetened drinks, baked goods and s

Where Wild Turkeys Are So Bold They Knock 2019-11-14 16:13:52Birds behaving badly are causing a ruckus in Toms River, N.J.

Apple’s Reach Reshapes Medical Research 2019-11-14 15:44:52The company’s tools enable researchers to track huge numbers of people. But doctors do not yet know if it will significantly improve health outc

A Black Hole Threw a Star Out of 2019-11-14 12:51:27So long, S5-HVS1, we hardly knew you.

How Did Plants Conquer Land? These Humble Algae 2019-11-14 11:04:03Two algal species share important genes with all modern land plants, a new analysis finds.

Germany Mandates Measles Vaccine 2019-11-14 10:49:36All children attending preschool or higher in the country must be immunized, with fines for parents who do not comply, under a law that is to take eff

Still the Undisputed Champs of Mammalian Migrations 2019-11-14 09:15:25Scientists measured distances covered to compile a Top 5 list of ultramarathon runners of land mammals.

This Volcano Destroyed an Island, Then Created a 2019-11-14 05:00:20After the October blast at Lateiki in the Kingdom of Tonga, a larger island formed over a connected vent in the ocean.

To Make This Tofu, Start by Burning Toxic 2019-11-14 04:56:37Plastic waste from America, collected for recycling, is shipped to Indonesia. Some is burned as fuel by tofu makers, producing deadly chemicals and co

New York Identifies Hospitals and Nursing Homes With 2019-11-14 03:04:28The policy change, for the virulent drug-resistant germ Candida auris, came as the C.D.C. reported that more people are dying of drug-resistant infect

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This Spacecraft Will Detect if Exoplanet Skies are 2019-11-12 16:22:42NASA is adding an instrument to the European Space Agency's ARIEL spacecraft.(Credit: ESA/STFC RAL Space/UCL/Europlanet-Science Office) NASA annou

SpaceX Launches 60 more Starlink Satellites to Orbit 2019-11-12 16:07:23The Falcon 9 rocket taking off for the Starlink mission on November 11. (Credit: SpaceX/Flickr) On November 11, SpaceX launched a Falcon 9 rocket

How Could We Find a Wormhole Hiding in 2019-11-12 15:53:25A new study outlined a possible method to search for a wormhole at the center of the Milky Way, where a supermassive black hole, like the one seen in

Why People In Ancient Times Didn't Get the 2019-11-12 15:14:13What happened to make plague able to cause devastating epidemics, as in this depiction from 1349? (Credit: Pierart dou Tielt/Wikimedia) One of civi

How the Nile River Has Stayed In One 2019-11-11 17:22:54The Nile River seen at sunrise. (Credit: Kirsty Bisset/Shutterstock) Thousands of years ago, ancient Egyptians built their agricultural systems aro

Brain Scanning vs. Self-Rated Brain Activity 2019-11-10 10:46:26On Twitter this week I joked that neuroscientists could save money on brain scanners by just asking people how active their brains are. Why do

What It Takes to be a Space Pilot 2019-11-08 13:52:28Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo. The craft is flown by human pilots to space. (Credit: Steve Mann/Shutterstock) Taking control of a 3,000-pound roc

Running for Less Than an Hour a Week 2019-11-08 12:31:53Running just once a week could lead to a longer life, a new study finds. (Credit: Halfpoint/Shutterstock) Reluctant joggers, here’s some enco

A Rocky Planet in This Oddball Solar System 2019-11-07 18:09:46(Credit: Teo Mocnik) Over the past couple of decades, astronomers have discovered thousands of alien planets and solar systems. These worlds come i

DNA Analysis of Ancient Rome Reveals a Cosmopolitan 2019-11-07 17:15:54(Credit: leoks/Shutterstock) A new collection of DNA from ancient Romans spanning 12,000 years shows how the population of the empire’s capi

'Super-Emitters' In California Release A Third Of 2019-11-06 15:55:47A landfill in Italy with a methane capture system. (Credit: newphotoservice/Shutterstock) A new analysis finds that 0.2 percent of all California m

Modern Apartments Have More Fungi Than a Jungle 2019-11-06 14:34:45Rural residences have less bacteria and fungi than their urban counterparts. (Credit: Elise Lefran/Shutterstock) Moving to the city might mean gain

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Researchers develop thin heat shield for superfast aircraft 2019-11-14 18:00:37The world of aerospace increasingly relies on carbon fiber reinforced polymer composites to build the structures of satellites, rockets and jet aircra

Smart people may learn music faster 2019-11-14 18:00:35Why do some people learn music more quickly than others? Intelligence could play a role, according to a new study that investigated the early stages o

People who cannot read may be three times 2019-11-14 18:00:33New research has found that people who are illiterate, meaning they never learned to read or write, may have nearly three times greater risk of develo

New state of matter: A cooper pair metal 2019-11-14 16:19:16In a finding that reveals an entirely new state of matter, research shows that Cooper pairs, electron duos that enable superconductivity, can also con

Researchers find climate change and turf seaweed causing 2019-11-14 16:19:14Researchers find environmental developments caused by climate change are contributing to the transformation of the seafloor to a lower, more patchy se

Americans maintain high levels of trust in science 2019-11-14 16:19:12A new report analyzing decades of public opinion surveys reveals that the public's trust in scientists has remained stable and high over decades.

Going with the floe: Sea ice movements trace 2019-11-14 16:19:09Scientists have used MODIS satellite imagery to understand long-term ocean movements from sea ice dynamics. The engineers used image-processing algori

How Crohn's disease-associated bacteria tolerate antibiotics 2019-11-14 16:19:07Bacteria associated with Crohn's disease rely on multiple stress responses to survive, multiply, and tolerate antibiotics within white blood cells ca

Discovery reveals mechanism that turns herpes virus on 2019-11-14 16:19:05New research has identified a new mechanism that plays a role in controlling how the herpes virus alternates between dormant and active stages of infe

Subcellular computations within brain during decision-making 2019-11-14 16:19:03New research suggests that during decision-making, neurons in the brain are capable of much more complex processing than previously thought.

Bigger doesn't mean better for hatchery-released salmon 2019-11-14 16:18:58A recent study examines hatchery practices in regards to how Chinook salmon hatcheries in the PNW are affecting wild populations over the past decades

Researchers explore how citizens can become agents of 2019-11-14 15:44:58Some programs work better than others when it comes to involving citizens in preserving the environment. After reviewing those that worked, researcher

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Kuiper Belt Object Ultima Thule Has New Name: 2019-11-13 14:50:08Ultima Thule (also known as 2014 MU69), the Kuiper Belt Object that was the target of the January 1, 2019 flyby by NASA’s New Horizons mission,

Paleontologists Find Fossilized Feathers of Cretaceous Polar Dinosaurs 2019-11-13 13:26:20Paleontologists have discovered the fossilized feathers of dinosaurs and birds that lived 118 million years ago (Early Cretaceous epoch) in polar envi

S5-HVS1: Hypervelocity Star Ejected by Milky Way’s Supermassive 2019-11-13 11:21:24A main-sequence hypervelocity star traveling at huge speeds after being ejected by Sagittarius A*, the supermassive black hole at the center of our Mi

Ground-Penetrating Radar Reveals Ice-Age Human and Animal Footprints 2019-11-13 08:36:49‘Ghost’ fossilized footprints of human, mammoths, giant sloths and other Pleistocene creatures discovered at the White Sands National Monu

TESS Finds Hot Neptune-Like Exoplanet around Sun-Like Star 2019-11-13 06:56:20A short-period, hot Neptune-like planet has been discovered orbiting a Sun-like star called TOI-132, thanks to data gathered by NASA’s Transitin

New Martian Mystery: Oxygen 2019-11-12 14:51:00The Sample Analysis at Mars (SAM) instrument onboard NASA’s Curiosity rover has measured the seasonal changes in the gases that fill the air dir

Nile River is 30 Million Years Old, Research 2019-11-12 13:21:43The Nile is a 4,130-mile (6,650 km) long river in northeastern Africa. It has been suggested that the river in its present path is at least 6 m

Silver-Backed Chevrotain Rediscovered in Vietnam 2019-11-12 11:02:19The silver-backed chevrotain (Tragulus versicolor), a deer-like species the size of a rabbit or small cat, has been rediscovered by an international t

99-Million-Year-Old Flower Beetle with Pollen Grains on Its 2019-11-12 09:19:29Since Charles Darwin, insect pollination was thought to be a key contributor to the Cretaceous rise of flowering plants (angiosperms). Both insects an

Experimental Vaccine Protects Mice from Staphylococcus aureus 2019-11-12 08:01:57The new biofilm-specific vaccine, developed by researchers from the University of Maryland-Baltimore, Northern Arizona University and the University o

First-Generation Stars Formed More Quickly than Previously Thought 2019-11-11 14:23:31An international team of astronomers has discovered a massive cloud of gas that formed just 850 million years after the Big Bang. The chemical composi

Study: Anemonefish Can See Ultraviolet Light 2019-11-11 13:10:58The Great Barrier Reef anemonefish (Amphiprion akindynos) can see ultraviolet light and may use it as a ‘secret channel’ to find both frie

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Venice Mayor Blames Climate Change As Italian City 2019-11-13 05:19:10Mayor Luigi Brugnaro said he would declare a state of disaster after the city was hit by the devastating high tide, which peaked at over 6 feet on Tue

Elizabeth Warren Proposes Federal Ban On Industry-Funded ‘Junk 2019-11-12 09:00:14The proposal could help undo some of the damage the Trump EPA has done.

Maine's Shrimp Crisis Reveals A Big Climate Change 2019-11-11 06:18:19As global temperatures rise, plans for dealing with the climate crisis are all but silent on the oceans and the plight of the coastal seafood industry

Sen. Ed Markey's Green New Deal 'Revolution' Is 2019-11-10 20:45:41The Massachusetts senator, facing two serious challengers, held a primary debate on the climate crisis in a bid to secure his status as the issue's l

Man Purposely Gets Stung By Executioner Wasp And 2019-11-08 16:45:13Rob Alleva gets bit or stung by a lot of dangerous animals on the new History Channel series "Kings of Pain."

In Iowa, Bernie Sanders Seeks To Cement His 2019-11-08 16:04:33Climate is a top issue for Iowa Democrats. And the Vermont senator's embrace of biofuels could broaden his appeal.

Woman Running On Trail Ends Up Getting A 2019-11-07 17:24:13The cattle eye worm infection is only the second known case in humans, raising concerns about an upswing.

First New HIV Strain Discovered In Nearly 20 2019-11-07 08:40:36The finding by Abbott Laboratories scientists “tells us that the HIV epidemic is still ongoing and still evolving,” an epidemiology expert

Judge Says Police Can Search Company's Entire DNA 2019-11-05 18:07:20This is exactly what privacy advocates have been afraid of for years.

Info About Your Health Is More Accessible Than 2019-11-05 05:45:04Ordering your own medical tests and at-home DNA kits can lead to its own set of problems.

Trump Kicks Off Formal Process Of Pulling U.S. 2019-11-04 15:19:36The decision could go into effect one day after the 2020 election.

Century-Old Shipwreck Atop Niagara Falls Breaks Free, Creeps 2019-11-04 05:38:50The iron scow has been lodged near the top of Horseshoe Falls since 1918.

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Ohio opioid trials end quickly with a $260-million 2019-10-21 18:02:00Today was meant to mark the beginning of the heavily-anticipated federal opioid trials taking place in Cleveland, Ohio. Instead, both parties reached

This $200 handheld gaming system doubles as a 2019-10-21 17:05:13This revamped gaming system isn't simply emulating your old Game Boy games.

Lionel train sets for every kind of locomotive 2019-10-21 17:05:00The best Lionel train sets available for all levels of interest.

The Forest Service wants to open 9.2 million 2019-10-21 15:00:00The Tongass National Forest in southeast Alaska is the largest temperate rainforest in the world and the largest national forest in the US. At almost

The best hot pot machines for cool weather 2019-10-21 14:58:00Multifunctional machines for a simple shabu-shabu or a hot pot and grill feast.

Stigma against polyamory could put families’ health at 2019-10-21 14:31:00A new study in the Canadian Medical Association Journal breaks down how polyamorous families dealt with stigma and challenges associated with giving b

High-protein alternatives to meat 2019-10-21 14:14:00Alternative protein sources that taste good and are better for the planet.

How to stay safe around moose 2019-10-21 12:51:36Moose: They’re easily among the top three of nearly every hiker’s must-see list in places like Canada and Alaska. They are massive (weighi

WiFi routers that will smarten up your entire 2019-10-21 12:18:36Four WiFi mesh systems that combine easy set-up with powerful signals.

K-cup coffee flavors that don’t trade taste for 2019-10-21 11:41:00K-Cup coffee pods that taste like the real thing.

Four stylish leather cases for the iPhone 11 2019-10-21 11:16:00Our top leather iPhone cases for protection and style.

How microgrids could protect California from blackouts during 2019-10-21 11:02:00California’s electric utilities will only have more to worry about, as the state’s climate becomes hotter and drier, leading to more frequ

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Early DNA lineages shed light on the diverse New! 2019-11-15 00:00:00A new genetic study carried out at the University of Helsinki and the University of Turku demonstrates that, at the end of the Iron Age, Finland was i

New cell therapy improves memory and stops seizures New! 2019-11-15 00:00:00Researchers from the University of California, Irvine developed a breakthrough cell therapy to improve memory and prevent seizures in mice following t

First research results from the Estonian-Finnish FinEstBeAMS beamline New! 2019-11-15 00:00:00Recently, the first research paper was published based on experiments conducted on the new Estonian-Finnish beamline FinEstBeAMS, which has been const

Perimenopause often signals beginning of sexual dysfunction New! 2019-11-15 00:00:00For some women, sex becomes less satisfying with age, with a pronounced decline during perimenopause. A new study indicates that sexual dysfunction in

Volcanoes under pressure New! 2019-11-15 00:00:00When will the next eruption take place? Examination of samples from Indonesia's Mount Merapi show that the explosivity of stratovolcanoes rises when

Many patients with iNPH develop Alzheimer's disease, too New! 2019-11-15 00:00:00Up to one in five patients treated for idiopathic normal pressure hydrocephalus, iNPH, also develop Alzheimer's disease, according to a new study fro

Fecal transplantation to treat patients with Parkinson's disease: New! 2019-11-15 00:00:00Amsterdam, NL, November 15, 2019 - Constipation is a common complaint in patients with Parkinson's disease (PD). Fecal microbiome transplantation (FM

Life experience critical for managing Type 2 diabetes New! 2019-11-15 00:00:00A team of researchers at Carnegie Mellon University found that age plays a critical role in the well-being of people newly diagnosed with Type 2 diabe

How nematodes outsmart the defenses of pests New! 2019-11-15 00:00:00The western corn rootworm, one of the world's most damaging maize pests, can use plant defense compounds to defend itself against its own natural ene

eDNA reveals where endangered birds of a feather New! 2019-11-15 00:00:00For the first time, Australian scientists have shown that environmental DNA (eDNA) can be used to detect the presence of an endangered bird species si

Relevant social stimuli may reduce interest in drugs New! 2019-11-15 00:00:00Researchers of the Faculty of Psychology of the University of Malaga (UMA), specialized in addictive disorders, have demonstrated in an animal model t

Nearly extreme black holes which attempt to regrow New! 2019-11-15 00:00:00Black holes 'have no hair': no attributes that can be used to tell them apart. Extreme black holes (spinning at maximally allowed rate) can have an


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