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Study: Larger-Sized Bumblebee Foragers Start Work Earlier New! 2021-05-06 18:03:41By leaving the colony earlier to find and exploit flowers in low light, larger-sized foragers of the buff-tailed bumblebee (Bombus terrestris) ar

Entomologists Discover New Species of Trap-Jaw Ant in New! 2021-05-06 16:30:29Entomologists from the Yale Center for Biodiversity and Global Change, the Georgia Museum of Natural History, and the Technical University of Darmstad

Helium Rain Layer Influences Unique Magnetic Field of New! 2021-05-06 14:44:23Detailed measurements from the Grand Finale phase of NASA’s Cassini mission revealed distinctive features of Saturn’s magnetic field. Thes

New Fanged Frog Species Discovered in Philippines New! 2021-05-06 11:46:09An international team of scientists has discovered a cryptic new species of fanged frog living on Mindoro and Semirara Islands of the central Philippi

Researchers Sequence Genomes of Revived 2,000-Year-Old Date Palms New! 2021-05-06 09:45:19An international team of scientists from Israel, the United States, France, and the United Arab Emirates has successfully sequenced and analyzed the g

Parker Solar Probe Detects Natural Radio Emission from 2021-05-05 16:33:58On July 11, 2020, NASA’s Parker Solar Probe made its third flyby of Venus. During 7 min around the closest approach, one of the spacecraft&rsquo

Cretaceous Turtle from Madagascar Had Adaptations for Suction 2021-05-05 15:18:41Sahonachelys mailakavava, a newly-identified species of pelomedusoid turtle from the Late Cretaceous of Madagascar, had an unusually flattened skull,

Astronomers Take Closer Look at Giant Molecular Cloud 2021-05-05 13:14:19Astronomers using NSF’s Karl G. Jansky Very Large Array (VLA) have captured new, high-resolution radio images of a massive star-forming region c

Eating Green Leafy Vegetables May Reduce Cardiovascular Disease 2021-05-05 11:11:15Consumption of at least  60 mg/day of vegetable nitrate (one cup of green leafy vegetables) can significantly reduce their risk of cardi

Scientists Create Detailed Geologic Map of Moon’s South 2021-05-05 08:44:12An international team of planetary researchers from the University of Arkansas and elsewhere has produced a high-resolution geologic map of the Schr&o

TESS Detects Bright, Long-Lasting Gamma-Ray Burst 2021-05-04 16:29:46Astronomers using NASA’s Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) exoplanet-hunting mission have detected the rising and decaying optical af

Scops-Owl Subspecies Missing for 125 Years Rediscovered in 2021-05-04 14:50:34Otus brookii brookii, a subspecies of the Rajah scops-owl (Otus brookii) that had been lost to science since 1892, has been discovered alive and photo

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What the Oldest Known Cave Painting Reveals About 2021-04-16 17:00:00Ancient humans began to draw symbols on caves at least 45,500 years ago, according to a surprising finding on the Indonesian island of Sulawesi.

Japan Just Had Its Earliest Peak Bloom of 2021-04-16 15:00:00An exceptionally warm spring has led to the early arrival of cherry blossoms in Japan, causing researchers to draw patterns between local temperature

Beyond COVID, the Future of mRNA Is Bright 2021-04-16 13:00:00Scientists say the technology behind the COVID-19 vaccines could change medicine and lead to new treatments against diseases like malaria, cancer and

Holotropic Breathing Promises Psychedelic-Like Trips Without the Drugs. 2021-04-16 10:00:00Many people report having spiritual experiences and psychological shifts while practicing intense and forceful breathing. But experts say this type of

The Sky Phenomena That May Have Inspired Artist 2021-04-16 08:00:00Did volcanic aerosols inspire the artist's new direction?

How Plant 'Vaccines' Could Save Us From a 2021-04-15 16:00:00Researchers are formulating unconventional solutions for tree diseases that harm beloved foods like oranges and chocolate. These include a potential R

Fight or Flight? Why Our Caveman Brains Keep 2021-04-15 15:00:00Once an evolutionary benefit that helped keep our ancestors alive, cortisol, the hormone that triggers our fight-or-flight response, may now be doing

The 5 Most Important Scientific Equations of All 2021-04-15 13:00:00Calculating the most influential scientific equations is no easy task. But these five certainly rank in the top tier.

Marmots Are Teaching Their Captive-Bred Friends How to 2021-04-15 10:00:00Once critically endangered, Vancouver Island marmots are now teaching each other how to recover.

A Mysterious Mass in a Man's Kidney Points 2021-04-15 08:00:00One minute, Albert was feeling fine. The next he was overcome by cramps and nausea. Then came the blood.

How AI Accidentally Learned Ecology by Playing StarCraft 2021-04-14 19:00:00A video game about battling aliens could help ecologists study life on Earth.

Pollinators Are in Trouble. Here's How Transforming Your 2021-04-14 17:00:00Biologists are recruiting everyday gardeners to save pollinators, with a little help from a smartphone app.

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Biden Promises to ‘Build Back Better.’ Some Climate New! 2021-05-06 18:09:39Critics say the administration hasn’t defined a clear climate resilience strategy and has been slow to fill key jobs to coordinate that work.

Long March 5B, a Chinese Rocket, Expected to New! 2021-05-06 17:23:18The chances of it hitting a populated area are small, but not zero. That has raised questions about how the country’s space program designs its

Covid Pandemic Forces Families to Rethink Nursing Home New! 2021-05-06 11:21:17Even with vaccines, many older people and their relatives are weighing how to manage at-home care for those who can no longer live independently.

Watch: SpaceX Launch and Landing of Starship SN15 New! 2021-05-06 10:00:08After a series of high-altitude test flights that ended in explosions, the new vehicle set down in one piece on a Texas launchpad.

Space Aged: Bottle of Wine From Space Station New! 2021-05-06 09:44:41The bottle of Pétrus from 2000 — which is being sold by Christie’s — comes with a second bottle of “terrestrial”

The Earliest Human Burial in Africa New! 2021-05-06 09:33:00A child laid to rest 78,000 years ago yields clues to early human burials in East Africa.

Why Grumpy Dogs Outperform Friendly Ones on Some New! 2021-05-06 05:00:09Dogs that would not be the first choice of many pet owners do better than some of the more agreeable fellows when they have to learn from a stranger.

His Ship Vanished in the Arctic 176 Years 2021-05-05 23:03:22For the first time, researchers have identified the remains of a sailor from the doomed 1845 Franklin expedition of the fabled Northwest Passage.

Giant Bidens, Tiny Carters: A Look at Photographic 2021-05-05 18:43:50A picture of two presidents and first ladies led to many Hobbit jokes online. We explain what happened.

Moderna Booster Effective Against Some Variants, Study Suggests 2021-05-05 18:41:42A booster, administered six to eight months after the initial vaccination, increased the level of antibodies against variants first identified in Sout

Pfizer Vaccine Is Highly Effective Against Variants, Studies 2021-05-05 18:30:14Two studies showed the vaccine to be more than 95 percent effective at protecting against severe disease or death from the variants first identified i

CureVac Covid Vaccine Could Bring Hope to the 2021-05-05 17:11:37The German company CureVac hopes its RNA vaccine will rival those made by Moderna and Pfizer-BioNTech. It could be ready next month.

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Antarctica remains the wild card for sea-level rise 2021-05-05 17:49:52A massive collaborative research project offers projections to the year 2100 of future sea-level rise from all sources of land ice, offering the most

Supersymmetry-inspired microlaser arrays pave way for powering chip-sized 2021-05-05 14:55:53Ring microlasers are eyed as potential light sources for photonic applications, but they first must be made more powerful. Combining multiple microlas

Repurposing tabletop sensors to search for dark matter 2021-05-05 14:55:50Researchers across the dark matter community that have begun to wonder if they are looking for the right type of dark matter. They have proposed a new

Crohn's disease patients have specific IgG antibodies to 2021-05-05 13:05:47Last year, researchers used a mouse model that included immune-reactive T cells from patients with Crohn's disease in a proof-of-principle demonstrat

Our immune systems blanket the SARS-CoV-2 spike protein 2021-05-05 13:05:41A previously underappreciated part of the body's natural defense against SARS-CoV-2, called non-RBD-directed antibodies, actually plays a major role

Scientists model Saturn's interior, explain planet's unique magnetic 2021-05-05 13:05:31New simulations offer an intriguing look into Saturn's interior, suggesting that a thick layer of helium rain influences the planet's magnetic field

Stabilization of the borafluorene anion with carbenes 2021-05-05 13:05:29The incorporation of boron into polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon systems leads to interesting chromophoric and fluorescing materials for optoelectronic

Process for eliminating unneeded cells may also protect 2021-05-05 11:37:31Biologists find cell extrusion, a process that helps organisms eliminated unneeded cells, is triggered when cells can't replicate their DNA during ce

Stem cells create early human embryo structure in 2021-05-05 11:37:28Stem cells have the ability to turn into different types of cell. Now scientists have developed a method to organize lab-grown stem cells into an accu

Leather-like material created from silk proteins 2021-05-05 11:37:26Engineers have created an environmentally friendly leather alternative made from silk. The material can be printed into different patterns and texture

International study links brain thinning to psychosis 2021-05-05 11:37:23Subtle differences in the shape of the brain that are present in adolescence are associated with the development of psychosis, according to an interna

Targeted methods to control SARS-CoV-2 spread 2021-05-05 11:37:18Researchers analyze more palatable alternatives to the kind of social distancing mandates that threw a wrench at how businesses, schools and even fami

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COVID's Outsized Impact on Asian Americans Is Being New! 2021-05-06 15:00:00Along with Pacific Islanders, they suffer from disproportionately high death rates and hospitalizations and low testing—but their suffering rema

Scientists Supersize Quantum Effects with Entangled Drum Duet New! 2021-05-06 14:00:00Two teams have demonstrated new degrees of quantum measurements in micron-sized metal drums -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

Falling Uncontrolled from Space, Giant Chinese Rocket Highlights New! 2021-05-06 13:00:00The Long March 5b rocket’s core stage could plummet to Earth as early as May 9 -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

SpaceX Sticks the Landing in Latest Starship Test New! 2021-05-06 12:30:00After multiple explosive endings to previous high-altitude tests, a prototype rocket for voyages to the Moon and Mars finally touched down safely -- R

China's Greenhouse Gas Emissions Exceed Those of All New! 2021-05-06 12:00:00An ongoing buildout of coal-fired power plants is one big reason -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

Watching the Universe Expand in Real Time New! 2021-05-06 11:00:00Within a decade or two, we could observe the cosmic expansion, not as a series of snapshots but as a very slow-motion film -- Read more on ScientificA

The Pursuit of Resilience New! 2021-05-06 09:30:00 -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

Bird Brawlers Love Spectators--Other Avian Species Are Welcome New! 2021-05-06 06:45:00Tufted titmice scuffle more vigorously in front of a crowd—even if some of the onlookers are woodpeckers -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

Meet Biden's Climate Voice on Capitol Hill 2021-05-05 15:30:00Louisa Terrell has the tough job of moving Biden’s infrastructure package through Congress -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

Flu Has Disappeared Worldwide during the COVID Pandemic 2021-05-05 14:30:00The public health measures that slow the spread of the novel coronavirus work really well on influenza -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

People May Have Used Fire to Clear Forests 2021-05-05 14:00:00Bushland around northern Lake Malawi in Africa might be the legacy of people burning forests tens of thousands of years earlier -- Read more on Scient

How Human Challenge Trials Can Accelerate Vaccine Development 2021-05-05 11:00:00Studies in which subjects volunteer to be infected with a disease reduce the uncertainties and bottlenecks of other types of trials -- Read more on Sc

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‘There are so many hurdles.’ Indian scientists plead 2021-05-04 12:10:00Open letter asks for better access to genomic and epidemiological databases

Can scientists help insects survive their fatal attraction 2021-05-04 05:40:00Scientists test differently colored lights on bridges and in parks to help stem the "insect apocalypse"

Ancient Australian ‘superhighways’ suggested by massive supercomputing study 2021-05-04 03:05:00Simulations identify likely early human migration routes

What’s the future of vaccines linked to rare 2021-05-03 04:15:00Worries about AstraZeneca and Johnson & Johnson vaccines may slow plan to immunize the world

Will India’s devastating COVID-19 surge provide data that 2021-04-30 06:15:00In 2020, the country had relatively few coronavirus deaths. Scientists need more information to figure whether this was real or a mirage

Is Russia’s COVID-19 vaccine safe? Brazil’s veto of 2021-04-30 05:40:00Agency declines import permit, claiming crippled adenovirus that serves as vaccine is active in second doses

Biden’s nominee for science chief issues apology, defends 2021-04-29 05:45:00Eric Lander faced pointed questions from Democrats and Republicans

After revival, Iran’s great salt lake faces new 2021-04-29 03:10:00Upcoming presidential election could stall efforts to restore Lake Urmia

Storing wind as gravity, and well-digging donkeys 2021-04-29 02:00:00On this week’s show: Using renewable energy to charge “gravity batteries,” and how feral donkeys and horses engineer the desert

Scientists scour the Amazon for pathogens that could 2021-04-29 02:00:00Tropical rainforests, with their staggering biodiversity, are a likely cradle of dangerous new infections

Big-name scientists surprised to find themselves on journal 2021-04-28 11:55:00Editor of Ecosystem Health and Sustainability says website hasn’t been updated recently

‘Superagency’ may further politicize Indonesian research 2021-04-28 11:05:00New National Research and Innovation Agency will have broad powers to fund, execute, and control science

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Watch These Two Videos and You Will Feel 2021-04-27 09:00:00Agua Salud's new bilingual videos share the results of tropical reforestation experiments at the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute in Panama

How Biominerals are Stepping Stones for Climate Change 2021-04-26 11:17:46Geologists are providing key insight into how the Earth might transform in the coming decades from climate change

Sewage Has Stories to Tell. Why Won't the 2021-04-26 08:00:00Sewage epidemiology has been used in other countries for decades, but not here. Will Covid change that?

Meet the Black Physicians Bringing Covid Vaccines to 2021-04-23 08:00:00The Black Doctors Covid-19 Consortium is leveraging their medical expertise and connections to provide testing and vaccines where measures are most ne

Earth Day Is Digital Again, but Don't Let 2021-04-22 14:58:02

We Won't Be the Only Ones Eating Lab-Grown 2021-04-22 09:00:00Pet food companies are looking to the future with cell-cultured meat

Secretary Lonnie Bunch on the Power of Research 2021-04-22 08:00:00We can accomplish more when we unite our robust scientific capabilities with our educational reach

The New Science of Motherhood 2021-04-22 07:00:00Through studies of fetal DNA, researchers are revealing how a child can shape a mom's heart and mind—literally

How Cher Helped Rescue the World's Loneliest Elephant 2021-04-21 12:49:54A new documentary follows the five year struggle to save an elephant named Kaavan from abuse—and seeks to inspire similar efforts around the wor

This Ultra-White Paint May Someday Replace Air Conditioning 2021-04-21 11:16:13Developed by researchers at Purdue University, the paint reflects 98.1 percent of sunlight

When Is Kente Cloth Worn and More Questions 2021-04-21 09:30:00You've got questions. We've got experts

An Epic Monarch Migration Faces New Threats 2021-04-21 08:00:00The butterflies’ path, which stretches thousands of miles, is endangered by an array of challenges, including changes in climate and pesticides

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First remains from doomed 19th-century Arctic expedition identified New! 2021-05-06 15:58:31In a first, researchers have matched the DNA of a living descendent to the remains of one of the doomed explorers.

Stunning hoard of Bronze Age jewelry discovered by New! 2021-05-06 12:06:35A hiker discovered one of the largest Bronze Age hoards in Sweden.

Fossil 'balls' are 1 billion years old and New! 2021-05-06 11:04:21Tiny fossils from the northern Highlands of Scotland preserve the oldest evidence of organisms with more than one type of cell.

Roswell UFO crash: What is the truth behind New! 2021-05-06 07:00:00Did an unidentified flying object really crash land at a New Mexico ranch in 1947, only to be hushed up by the government?

First bottle of wine 'aged in space' is New! 2021-05-06 07:00:00A bottle of merlot that spent a year aboard the International Space Station is up for sale at Christie's auction house. It is expected to earn roughl

First genetically modified mosquitoes released in US 2021-05-05 14:31:19The modified mosquitoes should mate with local populations and undermine the survival of offspring.

Ancient turtle with a frog face sucked down 2021-05-05 14:12:03A newly discovered species of extinct ancient turtle uncovered in Madagascar is proof of convergent evolution of suction feeding in turtles.

Doctors successfully treat rare J&J blood clot, case 2021-05-05 13:31:37Doctors have successfully treated a patient who developed very rare blood clots after receiving the Johnson & Johnson with an alternative blood th

What's the minimum number of people needed to 2021-05-05 12:33:46There are many ways the world could end, from all-out nuclear war to a giant asteroid strike. How many people would need to survive such an apocalypse

Oldest deliberate burial of a human in Africa 2021-05-05 11:10:50A tiny grave holding the remains of a 3-year-old child is now the oldest deliberate burial of a Homo sapiens individual in Africa.

Who Was Napoleon Bonaparte? 2021-05-05 11:06:01The chaos of the French Revolution allowed Bonaparte to use his military prowess to become ruler of much of Europe.

Decapitated worms 'see' with their headless bodies 2021-05-05 10:22:55Microscopic worms called planarians can detect light with their bodies, after scientists removed the worms' heads.

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Tianhe Booster to Reenter This Weekend New! 2021-05-06 15:38:03One of the largest spacecraft to plunge from orbit in recent decades is likely coming down on May 8th. The post Tianhe Booster to Reenter This Weekend

S&T Writers Win Two Science Journalism Awards New! 2021-05-06 10:06:59This year’s solar physics communication prizes recognize two pieces from Sky & Telescope magazine. The post S&T Writers Win Two Science

In Search of Ancient Suns 2021-05-05 13:41:17We track down and admire five of the most ancient stars in the universe. The post In Search of Ancient Suns appeared first on Sky & Telescope.

The Hubble Space Telescope As Cosmic-Ray Detector 2021-05-05 08:45:02Astronomers, using Hubble Space Telescope as a particle detector, have traced cosmic rays flowing in Earth's geomagnetic field. The post The Hubble S

What’s Inside Neutron Stars? 2021-05-04 08:46:44Size measurements of two neutron stars have narrowed down what kinds of exotic matter might exist in their extremely dense cores. The post What’

NASA's Ingenuity Mars Helicopter Enters New Phase of 2021-05-03 13:06:31After a successful first month of flights, Ingenuity will continue to fly through Martian skies on an extended mission designed to test operations. Th

May: Halley Bits & Lunar Eclipse 2021-04-30 13:28:31Exciting celestial events will happen during May, so download our narrated Sky Tour astronomy podcast to find out about this month's Eta Aquariid met

This Week's Sky at a Glance, April 30 2021-04-30 05:43:00Mercury and Venus now show themselves better at dusk. After dark, Comet Atlas awaits telescopic skyhunters. And the waning Moon passes under Saturn an

China Launches First Section of Its New Space 2021-04-29 12:25:47China has launched the first section of its modular space station Tiangong 3, which will take shape over the coming year. The post China Launches Fir

Dark Matter "Wake" in the Milky Way's Outer 2021-04-28 09:00:00Astronomers have discovered that a satellite of the Milky Way has left a "wake" in the dark matter halo that surrounds our galaxy. The post Dark Mat

Proxima Centauri Releases Powerful Flare 2021-04-27 08:44:09The Sun dwarfs its nearest stellar neighbor, but Proxima Centauri's flares pack a comparatively energetic punch. The post Proxima Centauri Releases

7 Easy Things to See on the “Supermoon” 2021-04-26 08:47:31Seven easy and rewarding targets to explore when the Moon is full. The post 7 Easy Things to See on the “Supermoon” appeared first on Sky


Boeing Is Still Trying to Get Its Doomed New! 2021-05-06 17:06:46 Starliner Woes SpaceX has managed to deliver its third crew of astronauts to the International Space Station aboard its Crew Dragon capsule. The comp

Secretary of Defense: We Will Not Shoot Down New! 2021-05-06 17:04:23 As a Chinese Long March 5B rocket hurtles back down to Earth after ferrying part of China’s new space station into orbit, it could potentially

Watch This Politician’s Horrible Attempt to Hide That New! 2021-05-06 17:01:06 Ohio state senator Andrew Brenner tried and failed horrifically to hide the fact that he was driving around town during a Monday meeting that was hel

World’s Biggest Jeweler Will Only Sell Lab-Grown Diamonds New! 2021-05-06 16:29:11 Going Lab Grown The world’s biggest jeweler Pandora has announced it will cease to sell all mined diamonds and will switch exclusively to lab-m

Economics Professor: UFOs Could Be a Big Deal New! 2021-05-06 15:11:51 The Pentagon is reportedly getting ready to unleash a flood of still unreleased data later this year on several run ins with “unidentified aeri

Hackers Broke Into Tesla Using a Drone New! 2021-05-06 14:39:03 A pair of security researchers found a shocking security vulnerability in Tesla software that allowed them to tap into and control the car’s so

Trump Just Got Kicked Off Twitter AGAIN New! 2021-05-06 13:17:45 Former United States President and excommunicated serial poster Donald Trump is having a bad week. Not only did the Facebook Oversight Board extend h

SpaceX Could Cut Your Starlink Internet Service If New! 2021-05-06 13:09:35 Starlink Piracy SpaceX’s Starlink satellite internet service isn’t going to give you a pass for downloading copyright-infringing content

The United States’ Birthrate Is Declining Rapidly New! 2021-05-06 12:33:49 Researchers have been sounding alarm bells about the dropping US birthrate for some time now, but new data confirms the suspicion that the coronaviru

Russia Announces Plans to Test Nuclear Weapon Called New! 2021-05-06 12:06:26 The Russian military is prepared to launch three tests of its powerful new nuclear weapon, the RS-28 Sarmat, which has earned the nickname “Sat

Scientists Claim to Spot Fungus Growing on Mars New! 2021-05-06 11:31:42 The hunt for life on Mars continues, with NASA’s latest reconnaissance rover Perseverance using its scientific prowess to scan the neighboring

Elon Musk Celebrates Starship Landing: “Needed to Make New! 2021-05-06 10:47:36 It’s the morning after SpaceX managed to pull of the seemingly impossible: a full-scale Starship prototype took off from the launch pad, flew t

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