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Ghostly Planetary Nebula Glows in New VLT Image 2019-01-22 14:03:00The European Southern Observatory (ESO) has released an absolutely beautiful photo taken by its Very Large Telescope (VLT) of a planetary nebula calle

New Cretaceous Shark Species Discovered in South Dakota 2019-01-22 09:33:19A new species of freshwater shark that lived about 67 million years ago (Cretaceous period) has been identified from fossilized teeth found in South D

Length of Saturn’s Day Revised: 10 Hours 33 2019-01-22 07:26:14NASA’s Cassini spacecraft observed Saturn’s ring system in unprecedented detail, and a team of planetary researchers from the University o

Neuroscientists Identify Neurons that Make Pain Unpleasant 2019-01-22 06:22:30Pain sensation and the emotional experience of pain are not the same. A research team at Stanford University has now identified a group of neurons in

Juno Sees Two Massive Storms in Jupiter’s Southern 2019-01-21 13:17:13A stunning new image from NASA’s Juno robotic orbiter shows the famed Great Red Spot and a smaller storm called Oval BA. Jupiter’s Great R

Hubble Spots Massive Lensing Galaxy Cluster 2019-01-21 10:44:43SDSS J0928+2031, a huge group of galaxies in the constellation of Leo, is so massive that its strong gravity bends light like a giant lens. Galaxy clu

Powerful Mosquito-Repelling Compounds Isolated from Rare Bacterium 2019-01-21 10:11:02A mixture of mosquito-repelling compounds isolated from a Gram-negative bacterium called Xenorhabdus budapestensis exhibits potent feeding-deterrent a

Rocky Super-Earth Found Orbiting Solar-Type Star 2019-01-21 07:12:41An international team of astronomers has found a ‘super-Earth’ exoplanet orbiting HD 285181, a 3.7-billion-year-old solar-type star approx

Researchers Find World’s Oldest Classroom Periodic Table 2019-01-21 03:56:42Scientists at the University of St Andrews, UK, believe they have found the earliest surviving example of a classroom periodic table. Chemist Dmitri M

Scientists Find Three New Genes Linked to Age-Related 2019-01-18 13:54:02An international team of researchers led by a University of Liverpool scientist has discovered three new genes associated with increased risk of age-r

Powerful New 3D-Imaging Technique Maps Fruit Fly and 2019-01-18 11:51:02A revolutionary new technique combines a rapid 3D microscopy technique known as lattice light-sheet microscopy with expansion microscopy for nanoscale

Saturn’s Rings are 10 to 100 Million Years 2019-01-18 08:37:00In the final phase of NASA’s Cassini mission, the spacecraft dived between Saturn and its innermost ring, at altitudes 1,616-2,423 miles (2,600-

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Heart Disease Risk Begins Before Birth. Vitamin C New! 2019-01-23 15:30:22High blood pressure in adulthood may extend all the way back to before birth, according to new research in sheep. Scientists found not getting enough

Scientists Create New CRISPR Protein. It Could Make 2019-01-23 14:00:37CRISPR-Cas9 is here to stay. And for good reason. The gene editing system — which is cheap, fast and more precise than previous techniques &mdas

Can Genetic Engineering Save Disappearing Forests? 2019-01-23 13:53:44Compared to gene-edited babies in China and ambitious projects to rescue woolly mammoths from extinction, biotech trees might sound pretty tame. But

'Shooting Stars on Demand' Launch in Japan 2019-01-23 13:30:20Artificial Meteor Showers A rocket blasted off from Japan on Friday, Jan. 18, carrying satellites that will deliver the first-ever artificial meteor s

Astrophotographer Caught a Meteor Striking the Moon During 2019-01-23 13:30:06Sunday night’s total lunar eclipse treated Americans to a special show, as Earth’s shadow crossed the Full Moon’s face. And during t

SNAPSHOT: Astronomers Spot Supermassive Black Hole From Early 2019-01-23 11:58:26Astronomers spotted the brightest quasar ever discovered in the early universe, as depicted in this striking artist’s impression. And now i

In a Series of Experiments, Scientists Are Learning 2019-01-22 17:46:26(Inside Science) -- Scientists in Norway and the Netherlands may have brought us closer to workable space farms, which experts agree are necessary if

What Time is it on Saturn? We Finally 2019-01-22 17:00:46The Time on Saturn For years, the length of a day on Saturn has remained an unsolved puzzle to frustrated astronomers. But now, a graduate student fro

Does 'Planet Nine' Exist? Astronomers Say An Unseen 2019-01-22 16:56:16For years, some astronomers have suspected that a planet lies beyond Neptune’s orbit in the far reaches of our solar system — a mysterious

Researchers Find New Insights Into Role of Little-Understood 2019-01-22 16:00:20More than 15 percent of women in developed countries suffer from pregnancy complications associated with the placenta, the disk-shaped organ that sust

Compressed Air in Underground Rocks Could Be the 2019-01-22 15:50:23With reports about climate change becoming increasingly dire, it’s increasingly important to find an eco-friendly way to not only generate energ

The Geologic Nature of Our Borders 2019-01-22 11:02:12The world's current political climate is one where we are very aware of borders. They divide what we humans decide is one country, one state, one reg

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Brace for the Polar Vortex; It May Be 2019-01-21 10:46:06A researcher says that as the climate changes, “winter is shortening, but you’re getting these more intensive periods in that shorter wint

TAKE a Number: A Rising Threat to Pregnant 2019-01-21 10:37:35The S.T.D. has gained ground among all women in the U.S., including those who are expecting.

The Lunar Eclipse and Supermoon: How to Watch 2019-01-21 08:36:31You don’t really need to call it a “Super Blood Wolf Moon.”

Scientist Who Edited Babies’ Genes Is Likely to 2019-01-21 07:07:23A Chinese government investigation found that He Jiankui had “seriously violated” state regulations by altering human embryos.

Lunar Eclipse and Supermoon: Photos From Around the 2019-01-21 05:34:51Photographers captured scenes in the skies as the Earth’s shadow covered the moon.

Coming Soon to a Police Station Near You: 2019-01-21 02:30:06With Rapid DNA machines, genetic fingerprinting could become as routine as the old-fashioned kind. But forensic experts see a potential for misuse.

The New Old Age: Hospitals Stopped Readmitting So 2019-01-19 10:17:31A new government program was supposed to prevent certain Medicare recipients from cycling in and out of hospitals. Now experts worry some older patien

Do You Take This Robot … 2019-01-19 09:56:44Today we fall in love through our phones. Maybe your phone itself could be just as satisfying?

The Elderly and Driving: When Is It Time 2019-01-19 01:37:20Prince Philip, 97, was involved in a car accident outside London. For families everywhere, the incident raises all-too-familiar questions.

Q&A: These Species Were Said to Be Extinct. 2019-01-18 17:32:15A surprising number of plants and animals have been discovered alive and well after scientists had declared them long gone.

Your Sweat Will See You Now 2019-01-18 14:58:00A new device — wearable, wireless and battery free — improves the ability to monitor and diagnose health problems by analyzing the sweat o

Study Links Drug Maker Gifts for Doctors to 2019-01-18 14:43:52Counties where doctors got more meals, trips and consulting fees from opioid makers had higher overdose deaths involving prescription opioids.

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Being messy on the inside keeps metamaterials from 2019-01-22 12:00:06Inspiration from disordered arrangements of atoms in crystalline metals may lead to longer-lasting, next-gen materials.

‘Good to Go’ tackles the real science of 2019-01-22 08:00:05In ‘Good to Go,’ science writer Christie Aschwanden puts science — and herself — to the test for the sake of sports recovery.

Physicists aim to outdo the LHC with this 2019-01-22 06:00:05Proposed new accelerators could solve mysteries of the Higgs boson.

Our fascination with robots goes all the way 2019-01-20 08:00:06In the book ‘Gods and Robots,’ a scholar recounts how early civilizations explored artificial life through myths.

Cryptic remains of tiny animals have turned up 2019-01-18 17:35:03Researchers were surprised to find vestiges of what appear to be tiny animals in mud from Antarctica’s ice-covered Lake Mercer.

Prosecco production takes a toll on northeast Italy’s 2019-01-18 13:28:41The soil in Northern Italy’s prosecco vineyards is washing away.

This honeybee parasite may be more of a 2019-01-18 13:15:15Inventing decoy bee larvae prompts a back-to-basics rethink of a mite ominously named Varroa destructor.

A new gravitational wave detector is almost ready 2019-01-18 07:00:05Buried deep underground, Japan’s KAGRA detector relies on components cooled to just 20 degrees above absolute zero.

The moon’s craters suggest Earth hasn’t erased lots 2019-01-17 14:06:50A new look at moon craters suggests the Earth and moon suffered more impacts in the last 290 million years, and the Earth retains its biggest scars.

New ways to image and control nerve cells 2019-01-17 14:00:05Methods that target single nerve cells in mice and fruit fly brains are starting to tease apart the brain’s complexity.

Overdose deaths tied to antianxiety drugs like Xanax 2019-01-17 08:00:05Benzodiazepines, widely used but addictive drugs to treat anxiety and insomnia, are contributing to a growing number of overdose deaths.

This rediscovered Bolivian frog species survived deadly chytrid 2019-01-17 06:00:04Scientists recently rediscovered a frog species in Bolivia that hasn’t been seen in 10 years — and it could be used to better understand a

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Birth of massive black holes in the early 2019-01-23 13:17:30The light released from around the first massive black holes in the universe is so intense that it is able to reach telescopes across the entire expan

CRISPR/Cas9 used to control genetic inheritance in mice 2019-01-23 13:17:27Using active genetics technology, biologists have developed the world's first CRISPR/Cas9-based approach to control genetic inheritance in a mammal.

Old cells repair damage in the brains of 2019-01-23 13:17:21A new study shows that there is a very limited regeneration of cells in the brain of patients diagnosed with multiple sclerosis (MS). These findings u

Scientists reconstruct ancient lost plates under Andes mountains 2019-01-23 13:17:17Geologists demonstrate the reconstruction of the subduction of the Nazca Ocean plate, the remnants of which are currently found down to 1,500 kilomete

New water splitting catalyst could make it easier 2019-01-23 13:17:08Water splitting, the process of harvesting solar energy to generate energy-dense fuels, could be simplified thanks to new research.

Protein engineering extends the language of immune cells 2019-01-23 11:23:38Small infections can be fatal: Millions of people die each year from sepsis, an overreaction of the immune system. A new immune signaling molecule now

Star material could be building block of life 2019-01-23 11:23:26An organic molecule detected in the material from which a star forms could shed light on how life emerged on Earth.

Emergency caesareans put new mothers at higher risk 2019-01-23 10:58:45A major study provides new evidence that emergency C-sections put new mothers at greater risk of experiencing mental health problems after giving birt

Shedding light on Saturn's moon Titan's mysterious atmosphere 2019-01-23 10:58:42A new study tackles one of the greatest mysteries about Titan, one of Saturn's moons: the origin of its thick, nitrogen-rich atmosphere. The study po

An icy forecast for ringed seal populations 2019-01-23 10:58:36Scientists have already observed and predicted that high ringed seal pup mortality rates are linked to poor environmental conditions like early ice br

Plants can smell, now researchers know how 2019-01-23 10:58:27Plants don't need noses to smell. The ability is in their genes. Researchers have discovered the first steps of how information from odor molecules c

Can you pick an MMA winner by studying 2019-01-23 10:58:24With the UFC set to appear in Prague for the first time this February 23rd, Czech researchers have been getting into the fighting spirit. Participants

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Russia’s GMO debate looks a lot like America’s 2019-01-10 09:16:18Russians tend to be just as concerned as their Western peers about how genetic modification might affect food products. But Russia's bans on GMOs hav

To the moon and beyond: Why China is 2019-01-10 09:16:18For Beijing, Thursday's historic lunar landing is as much about cementing global-power status on Earth as it is a foray into the cosmos.

Forget New Year’s resolutions. This art prompts thinking 2019-01-10 09:16:18Between daily meetings and weekly appointments, long-term thinking often falls by the wayside. These artists aim to foster appreciation for the &lsquo

Chasing darkness: One reporter's journey into the night 2019-01-10 09:16:18Illumination has come to signify societal progress. But some communities are starting to find new value in darkness. On this darkest night of the

How early people conquered the ‘Roof of the 2019-01-10 09:16:18What does it mean to be human? Our species has set itself apart by colonizing the farthest reaches of the globe. A discovery of 30,000-year-old stone

China orders medical team to stop gene-editing project 2019-01-10 09:16:18Researcher He Jiankui claims to have altered the DNA of twin girls born earlier this month, a move that many scientists condemned as premature. O

As spacecraft nears Mars, NASA scientists hold their 2019-01-10 09:16:18On Nov. 26, the Insight lander is scheduled to touch down on Mars. NASA last attempted a Mars landing – full of risks, tricky conditions, a

Convection: Currents you can see 2019-01-10 09:16:18Convection, the transfer of heat via the movement of fluids, is one of the major processes that drive the weather. But if you want to visualize how it

Open SESAME: Jordan’s particle accelerator breaks down atoms 2019-01-10 09:16:18The Middle East is often portrayed as a region locked in perpetual turmoil. But in the foothills of western Jordan, scientists from all over the

Galactic collision ripples across eons to shape our 2019-01-10 09:16:18Looking up at the heavens from below, it can be easy to think of the universe as a fixed constellation of stars. But, as a new study illustrates this

Why tsunamis are so difficult to predict 2019-01-10 09:16:18In the wake of Indonesia's devastating tsunami, questions have arisen about what could more have been done to save lives. But natural disaster detect

Disinterred and flown home: the remains of lost 2019-01-10 09:16:18Through advances in technology and new government funding, more and more remains of soldiers killed since World War II are being identified. The proce

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This artificial intelligence teaches robots to walk—by creating 2019-01-22 08:00:00Open-ended style of learning does better than traditional methods

Massive fish die-off sparks outcry in Australia 2019-01-22 05:30:00“Historic” plan to save the Murray-Darling River Basin failed to prevent ecological disaster

New remains discovered at site of famous Neanderthal 2019-01-22 03:45:00Archaeologist Chris Hunt describes rare find at Shanidar Cave

Congress to vote on previous spending deals that 2019-01-22 03:35:00House of Representatives measure reflects agreement with Senate before President Donald Trump demanded more for a wall

Brazil’s new president has scientists worried. Here’s why 2019-01-22 03:25:00Jair Bolsonaro nixes agencies working on climate change and appoints a minister who flirted with creationism

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How Scientific Chance and a Little Luck Helped 2019-01-17 10:07:29Accidental experiments and chance encounters helped Enrico Fermi produce the first nuclear reactor

From Lady Liberty to Hollywood to the Middle 2019-01-17 08:00:00Visit new institutions devoted to mascots, spies, archaeological sites, American icons and much more this year

Scientists Used a Robot to Study How Prehistoric 2019-01-16 13:00:00OroBOT, a robot version of an ancestor to the dinosaurs, is helping fill in some gaps in the evolution of walking

San Diego’s Frozen Zoo Offers Hope for Endangered 2019-01-16 10:25:44The largest animal cryobank in the world is a rich source of genetic knowledge that may one day be used to bring endangered species back from the brin

Disintegrating Planets Could Be the Key to Discovering 2019-01-15 08:00:00Exoplanets that have been ripped apart by their host stars could provide an opportunity to measure the minerals of the galaxy

Twelve Anniversaries and Events Worth Traveling For in 2019-01-14 15:55:212019 will mark Singapore's bicentennial, the 500th anniversary of Leonardo da Vinci's death and a total solar eclipse in South America

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To Study Rare Sharks, Scientists Are Heading to 2019-01-10 14:11:45Marine biologists are combing fish markets around the world to study what comes up in the nets, and sometimes the catch is full of surprises

Nine Innovators to Watch in 2019 2019-01-10 11:28:32These big thinkers are set to make news this year with exciting developments in transportation, energy, health, food science and more

This Lobster Trap Aims to Protect Endangered Whales 2019-01-10 09:48:15A team of engineers is designing a low-cost, lineless, self-surfacing lobster trap that would prevent right whale entanglement

How New York Separated Immigrant Families in the 2019-01-10 08:00:00Vaccinations were administered by police raids, parents and children were torn apart, and the New York City Health Department controlled the narrative

Detailed Scans of Ancient Human Skull Reveal Structure 2019-01-09 10:46:39The skull of "Little Foot," one of the oldest known hominins, continues to teach researchers about human evolution

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Watch Live: Doomsday Clock 2019 Announcement 2019-01-23 09:48:00Will humanity inch closer to "doomsday" in 2019?

Famous Japanese 'Freak Wave' Recreated in Lab 2019-01-23 09:40:00It takes a perfect storm to generate a freak wave, a wall of water so unpredictable and colossal that it can easily destroy and sink ships, a new stud

How to Destroy the Earth in 3 Easy 2019-01-23 06:38:00Mad scientists through the ages have dreamed of holding the world hostage by threatening to destroy the whole thing. Here's how that could work.

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Scientists Question Popular Planet Formation Theory 2019-01-16 13:42:18New studies are challenging the core accretion theory, the primary model astronomers use to understand how worlds form in our solar system and beyond.

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NASA May Decide This Year to Land a 2019-01-16 07:37:00The spacecraft that have peered at Saturn's moon Titan discovered a strange, yet strangely familiar world where life could theoretically take root. N

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'Star Trek: Discovery' Cast Dishes on Season 2 2019-01-16 07:23:00The cast of "Star Trek: Discovery" tell us what we can expect in Season 2.

Wrong Number! Here's What Happened When a Dutch 2019-01-16 07:20:00This probably tops your most embarrassing butt-dial moment: Back in 2012, Dutch astronaut André Kuipers mistakenly called 911 from the Int

On This Day in Space! Jan. 16, 1969: 2019-01-16 07:00:00On January 16, 1969, two crewed spacecraft docked in orbit for the first time. See how it happened in our On This Day In Space video series!

Blood Moon 2019: Why the Coming Lunar Eclipse 2019-01-16 05:45:00Whenever we have a total eclipse of the moon approaching, as we do now, my mind always drifts back to my very first total lunar eclipse more than half

NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory Is Still at Work, 2019-01-16 05:28:00NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory has not furloughed employees due to the ongoing government shutdown but "may have to consider some adjustments on a

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Elon Musk: A “360 Degree Dash Cam” Will 2019-01-23 10:33:26 360 Dash Cam When Andy Sutton found a huge dent just below the door handle of this Model 3, he took to Twitter: “Really wish there wa

Trump Offered NASA an Unlimited Budget if It 2019-01-23 10:02:21 Unlimited Budget A few months after taking office, U.S. President Donald Trump reportedly asked the acting NASA administrator whether the space agenc

Vibrating Astronauts’ Legs Could Keep Their Bones Strong 2019-01-22 17:21:28 In Your Bones When astronauts are in space, the reduced gravity means their bones don’t have to carry as heavy of a load as they do on Earth. T

This Scientist Is Hunting for Planets That Orbit 2019-01-22 17:06:08 Dead Star Sometimes when a star dies, the planets that orbited it survive, either freely floating through the galaxy or orbiting whatever’s lef

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