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The quest for quasicrystals is a physics adventure 2019-02-19 08:00:06In ‘The Second Kind of Impossible,’ physicist Paul Steinhardt recounts his journey to find quasicrystals in nature.

Tidal floods driven by climate change may hurt 2019-02-19 06:00:05Parking data from Annapolis, Md.’s historic downtown shows how tidal flooding, driven by sea rise, can hurt local business.

Brain cells combine place and taste to make 2019-02-18 13:00:05A select group of brain cells responds to both flavor and location, a specialty that may help an animal find the next good meal.

Tooth plaque shows drinking milk goes back 3,000 2019-02-17 07:00:05The hardened plaque on teeth is helping scientists trace the history of dairying in Mongolia.

Why some Georgia O’Keeffe paintings have ‘art acne’ 2019-02-16 09:00:05Tiny protrusions are from chemical reactions in the paint, say scientists who developed an imaging method that could help curators track the knobs.

LIGO will be getting a quantum upgrade 2019-02-15 14:54:29Quantum squeezing of light will help scientists make better gravitational wave detectors.

STEM professors’ beliefs on intelligence may widen the 2019-02-15 14:00:05Seeing intelligence as fixed can result in lower grades, especially for certain minorities

Muons reveal the whopping voltages inside a thunderstorm 2019-02-15 07:00:05Particle physics sheds new light on the electric potential of thunderstorms.

A new insulation material is practically weightless yet 2019-02-14 14:00:05Extreme heat and temperature swings are no match for this lightweight insulator.

Climate change could increase foodborne illness by energizing 2019-02-14 09:00:04Warmer, more lively house flies could spread more Campylobacter bacteria by landing on more food.

50 years ago, DDT pushed peregrine falcons to 2019-02-14 07:00:05In 1969, peregrine falcons were at risk of extinction. But a ban on the pesticide DDT and new captive breeding programs allowed the raptors to recover

Slow sperm may fail at crashing ‘gates’ on 2019-02-13 14:49:00A new study describes how sperm navigate narrow straits in the reproductive tract’s obstacle course to reach an egg.

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ScienceTake: Inside the Spittlebug’s Bubble Home 2019-02-19 07:42:03Those foamy eruptions on garden plants protect a slow and steady sap drinker that is growing into a froghopper. But it has to stick its hind end out t

How the Spittlebug Builds Its Bubbly Fortress 2019-02-19 02:30:04Spittlebugs feed on plant sap and then excrete bubbly foam to create a protective fortress around themselves. Later, they emerge as adult froghoppers.

Becoming Greta: ‘Invisible Girl’ to Global Climate Activist, 2019-02-18 13:39:18A Swedish girl’s solitary act of civil disobedience has turned her into a symbol for climate action. But her path hasn’t been easy.

Bonaire: Where Coral and Cactus Thrive, and the 2019-02-18 13:33:45In a dying reef world, the writer explores the underwater bliss of a little Caribbean island that is showing the world just how to save coral.

For a Black Mathematician, What It’s Like to 2019-02-18 12:52:04Fewer than 1 percent of doctorates in math are awarded to African-Americans. Edray Goins, who earned one of them, found the upper reaches of the math

Saving the Bats, One Cave at a Time 2019-02-18 11:34:21Biologists are searching caves and abandoned mines in the West, hoping to spare many species of the winged creatures from the devastating fungus, whit

Trilobites: What’s Pink and Pinstriped and Digests Wood? 2019-02-18 08:50:07Scientists are eager to learn more about the bacteria that live in this recently discovered clam with an extremely long digestive system.

Embryo ‘Adoption’ Is Growing, but It’s Getting Tangled 2019-02-17 20:54:34Many agencies that offer donated embryos, including most of those supported by federal grants, are affiliated with Christian or anti-abortion rights o

Trilobites: Birds of a Feather May Stick Together, 2019-02-17 17:03:57Researchers say the feathered specimen known as “Ugly Foot” or “Hobbit Foot” offers long-sought clues to the evolutionary path

Smarter Driving: What’s on Your Car? Winter Tires, 2019-02-17 11:59:46All-season tires can indeed be driven all year, but for maximum control and safety, there’s no substitute for tires that provide strong traction

A Mother Learns the Identity of Her Child’s 2019-02-16 05:00:11The results of a consumer genetic test identified the mother of the man whose donated sperm was used to conceive Danielle Teuscher’s daughter. L

Out There: In Science, as in Sports, the 2019-02-15 19:38:25Tomorrow’s Nobel prizes are won today off-season and in the back office.

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The Human Body Might Survive a Mission to New! 2019-02-20 18:44:30Scientists are still trying to figure out how the human body responds to long-duration spaceflight. It's an important and open research que

This Star Has Exploded Annually For Millions of New! 2019-02-20 18:17:03Astronomers have discovered a star in the Andromeda galaxy that has been regularly erupting for the past million years, leaving behind one of the bigg

Fruit Fly Study Questions the Assumption that Brains New! 2019-02-20 16:06:54Without those eight or so hours of precious shut-eye, many of us feel dazed, sluggish and downright useless. Sleep might be thought of as the great eq

Zebra Stripes Protect Against Flies — Now We New! 2019-02-20 16:00:36Zebras are famous for their contrasting black and white stripes – but until very recently no one really knew why they sport their unusual stripe

Testosterone Helps Protect Embryos From Inflammation, Mouse Study New! 2019-02-20 13:51:42Testosterone often gets a bad rap as the cause of male aggression, but the hormone actually interacts with our bodies in far more, and more compl

Meet Neptune's New Moon, Hippocamp New! 2019-02-20 13:00:29Neptune has a new moon, and it's also the gas giant's smallest to date — only a little over 20 miles across. The brand new satellite is c

Ancient Sri Lankans Figured Out How to Sustainably 2019-02-19 17:27:38Some 45,000 years ago, the tropical rainforests of Sri Lanka teemed with dangerous plants and lacked big game, yet people made a life there. Our

The Case for Protecting the Apollo Landing Areas 2019-02-19 17:15:31Why did the hominin cross the plain? We may never know. But anthropologists are pretty sure that a smattering of bare footprints preserved in volcanic

Astronomers Spot a Supermassive Black Hole Bouncing Jets 2019-02-19 17:00:34Supermassive black holes lurk in the hearts of every large galaxy. Some blast out jets that can spill into its host galaxy or even beyond. The energy

Snapshot: Close-up With a Human Teardrop 2019-02-19 16:30:35Tears often leave our faces feeling (and tasting) salty, but a closer look reveals the intricate patterns they can leave behind. Norm Barker, directo

Glued to Their Phones? Study Says Children Still 2019-02-19 15:17:11As technology advances, so do our fears about it. Socrates himself didn’t care for the new advancement of writing. And my parents were alwa

The Fight to Return An Iconic Skull to 2019-02-19 13:24:44The town of Kabwe sits about 70 miles north of Zambia’s capital, Lusaka, as the crow flies. Just over 200,000 people live in this major transpor

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The medium shapes the message: New communication technologies New! 2019-02-20 14:50:35The introduction of communication technologies appears to bias historical records in the direction of the content best suited for each technology, acc

Zebra stripes are not good landing strips New! 2019-02-20 14:50:32The stripes of a zebra deter horse flies from landing on them, according to a new study.

Peer support, healing hands may curb prescription opioid New! 2019-02-20 13:36:29A program offering group support, acupuncture, mindfulness, massage and gentle exercise may help prevent patients on prescription opioids from spirali

Establishing the molecular blueprint of early embryo development New! 2019-02-20 13:36:23A team of biologists, physicists and mathematical modellers have studied the genetic activity of over 100,000 embryonic cells to establish the molecul

Correlated nucleons may solve 35-year-old mystery New! 2019-02-20 13:36:21A careful re-analysis of data taken as revealed a possible link between correlated protons and neutrons in the nucleus and a 35-year-old mystery. The

Massive database traces mammal organ development, cell by New! 2019-02-20 13:36:13A new study has traced an important period of organ formation, cell by cell, in the developing mouse. The study is by far the largest dataset of its k

Scientists identify genetic mechanism involved in how females New! 2019-02-20 13:36:10Female cells randomly and permanently shut off one of the X chromosomes during embryonic development through a process called X chromosome inactivatio

Bat influenza viruses could infect humans New! 2019-02-20 13:35:34Bats don't only carry the deadly Ebola virus, but are also a reservoir for a new type of influenza virus. These newly discovered flu viruses could po

Nitisinone increases melanin in people with albinism New! 2019-02-20 12:19:38A small pilot clinical study suggests that the drug nitisinone increases melanin production in some people with oculocutaneous albinism type 1B (OCA-1

Fossil fuel combustion is the main contributor to New! 2019-02-20 12:19:35Fossil fuel combustion is the main contributor to black carbon collected at five sites around the Arctic, which has implications for global warming, a

Ingredients for water could be made on surface New! 2019-02-20 12:19:32When a stream of charged particles known as the solar wind careens onto the moon's surface at 450 kilometers per second (or nearly 1 million miles pe

Genetic clues to high rates of asthma in New! 2019-02-20 12:19:29In the largest study of its kind, researchers have found new clues into the parts of the human genome associated with the higher rates of asthma in th

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Smoking More Than 20 Cigarettes a Day Can 2019-02-19 07:11:55Heavy smokers – those who smoke more than 20 cigarettes a day — have significant changes in the red-green and blue-yellow color visio

Astrophysicists May Have Found Universe’s ‘Missing Mass’ 2019-02-18 10:45:05About a third of the normal matter — meaning hydrogen, helium and other elements — created shortly after the Big Bang is not seen in the p

New Species of Aloe Discovered in Somaliland 2019-02-18 09:01:00A species of aloe believed to be new to science has been found in Somaliland, a self-declared state, internationally considered to be an autonomous re

ALMA Detects Salts around Young Star 2019-02-18 06:24:07Astronomers using the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA) have detected the chemical fingerprints of sodium chloride (NaCl), potassium

Study: Sleep Improves Ability of Human Immune Cells 2019-02-18 03:25:53A new study published online in the Journal of Experimental Medicine describes how sleep can fight off an infection, whereas other conditions, such as

Astronomers Discover Large Stream of Stars in Solar 2019-02-15 14:01:31Astronomers using ESA’s Gaia satellite have discovered a large stellar stream that is currently traversing the immediate solar neighborhood at a

Nature Favors Production of Asymmetrical Pollen Grains 2019-02-15 11:15:51According to a new study published in the journal Cell, plants favor the production of uneven, asymmetrical patterns on the surface of pollen grains o

New Titanosaurian Dinosaur Unearthed in Tanzania 2019-02-15 08:23:39Paleontologists in Tanzania have found fossil fragments from a new species of giant dinosaur that walked the Earth approximately 100 million years ago

Researchers Identify Gene as Target for Alcoholism Prevention 2019-02-15 07:18:46A team of scientists from the Oregon National Primate Research Center at Oregon Health and Sciences University has found that a gene called the G-prot

Ultima Thule’s ‘Lobes’ Are Not Spherical, New Horizons 2019-02-14 13:45:26A series of images from NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft contains important scientific information about the true shape of the Kuiper Belt object

Researchers Discover New Species of Softshell Turtle 2019-02-14 12:18:27A team of scientists from Hungary, Germany and Vietnam has discovered a new, critically endangered species of softshell turtle in north-central Vietna

Chimpanzees’ Gestural Communication Follows Same Laws as Human 2019-02-14 10:43:28According to a new study, published in the Proceedings of the Royal Society B, gestures of chimpanzees follow the same mathematical patterns — k

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'Rarest Penguin On Earth' Caught On Camera In 2019-02-19 03:14:14It may be the only one of its kind on the planet.

I Fight Anti-GMO Fears In Africa To Combat 2019-02-14 12:00:31The anti-GMO news and campaign across the globe make me wonder whether improved crop varieties would ever reach small stakeholder farmers like my moth

NASA's Opportunity Rover Is Dead After 15 Year 2019-02-13 19:28:12“Humanity’s greatest explorers aren’t always human,” NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory said of the trailblazing robot.

Science Marks Its Return To The House Science 2019-02-13 17:32:13The panel’s longtime chair, Rep. Lamar Smith, had repeatedly attacked scientists and pushed climate misinformation. Those days are over.

A Harvard Geneticist Wants To Sell A Magical 2019-02-13 14:34:43David Sinclair stirred up controversy before when he promoted — and got $8 million — off a “miraculous molecule.”

Pioneering Black Scientist Wins ‘Nobel Prize For The 2019-02-12 12:48:36Warren Washington wins the award for climate science. His freshman college advisor told him to avoid physics because it was “probably too hard&r

Tom Suozzi, Moderate Democrat On Powerful Economic Committee, 2019-02-11 11:20:59Nearly 70 House Democrats now back the resolution.

Insects Are Dying En Masse, Risking 'Catastrophic' Collapse 2019-02-11 09:22:28The insect apocalypse is indeed upon us, according to the first global scientific review of insect population decline.

House Climate Panel Democrats Got Nearly $200,000 In 2019-02-07 13:38:57House Speaker Nancy Pelosi named nine Democrats to the new committee on Thursday.

This Is Hands-Down The Most Horrifying Pizza Video 2019-02-07 05:15:04What happens to this pizza is terrible. You have been warned.

The Republican Assault On The Green New Deal 2019-02-06 16:59:50Polls show the Green New Deal appeals to voters from both parties. The GOP apparently hasn't heard.

2018 Fourth Hottest Year On Record, Says NASA 2019-02-06 11:36:19The latest annual global temperature analysis show climate change is getting worse.

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Scientists solve mystery of a fish called Mary's 2019-02-20 00:00:00A female stickleback fish, nick-named 'Mary,' has produced offspring from eggs that appear to have been fertilized while they were still inside her,

New method identifies which asthma patients respond to 2019-02-20 00:00:00Physicians will be able to predict which of their patients with severe asthma are likely to benefit from treatment with systemic corticosteroids -- an

Combining morning exercise with short walking breaks helps 2019-02-20 00:00:00Treadmill walking for 30 minutes in the morning lowered average blood pressure over an eight-hour day among older, overweight or obese men and women.W

New compound could help treat ovarian cancer 2019-02-20 00:00:00Scientists from the University of Sheffield have discovered a compound that could be more effective in treating certain cancers than standard chemothe

Researchers peer inside the mind of the worm 2019-02-20 00:00:00Study lays the ground for uncovering the molecular basis of memory blocking that has baffled scientists for decades.

Interacting with more people is shown to keep 2019-02-20 00:00:00Researchers at The University of Texas at Austin have found that older adults who spend more time interacting with a wide range of people were more li

Computer simulators show how to reduce damage to 2019-02-20 00:00:00Changing the ventilation settings for children on life support can reduce the risk of damage to their lungs, researchers at the University of Warwick

Rice University researchers unveil Internet of Things security 2019-02-20 00:00:00Rice University integrated circuit designers will present a new approach for creating secure keys and IDs on Internet of Things (IoT) devices at this

Tracking cholera in a drop of blood 2019-02-20 00:00:00A multi-institutional, international team of researchers has developed a method that identifies individuals recently infected with Vibrio cholerae O1.

Life-changing magic of tidying up: Complex structures' organization 2019-02-20 00:00:00Researchers in Japan think they have found an answer to the fundamental biological question of how individual cells know which way to position themsel

As genetic data expand, researchers urge caution in 2019-02-20 00:00:00In a review published online today in AERA Open, a peer-reviewed journal of the American Educational Research Association, researchers from Stanford U

Putting data privacy in the hands of users 2019-02-20 00:00:00MIT and Harvard University researchers have developed Riverbed, a platform that ensures web and mobile apps using distributed computing in data center


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