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Study: Gray Seals Can Copy Human Speech and 2019-06-25 13:09:47According to a new study published in the journal Current Biology, gray seals (Halichoerus grypus) can copy human speech and songs using the same soun

Enceladus’ Ocean Contains High Concentrations of Carbon Dioxide 2019-06-25 10:27:05Saturn’s small icy moon Enceladus contains a global subsurface ocean. According to new research from the University of Washington, the ice-cover

Swimming in Ocean Alters Diversity and Composition of 2019-06-25 08:27:24A new study by University of California, Irvine researchers has found that recreational ocean water exposure changes the human skin microbiome, and wa

Curiosity Detects Transient Methane Plume on Mars 2019-06-25 06:11:52The Sample Analysis at Mars (SAM) tunable laser spectrometer onboard Curiosity last week detected surprisingly high levels of the gas methane at Gale

Astronomers Snap Thermal Images of Uranian Ring System 2019-06-24 09:53:28The rings of the ice giant Uranus are invisible to all but the largest telescopes — they weren’t even discovered until 1977. However, they

Hubble Space Telescope Observes Hidden Depths of Messier 2019-06-24 07:06:11NASA has released a spectacularly detailed image captured by the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope that shows a spiral galaxy called Messier 98. Messier

Low-Carb Diet Benefits People with Metabolic Syndrome Independent 2019-06-24 04:14:34A new study published in the Journal of Clinical Investigation Insight shows that metabolic syndrome — a cluster of factors that also put people

New Type of Computer Memory Invented 2019-06-21 15:06:15An oxide-free, floating-gate memory cell invented and patented by Lancaster University researchers promises to transform daily life with its ultra-low

Researchers Record Songs of North Pacific Right Whale 2019-06-21 14:04:24The North Pacific right whale (Eubalaena japonica) is a very large, thickset baleen whale species that is extremely rare and endangered. It ranges fro

Astronomers Capture First Polarized Radio Signal from Gamma-Ray 2019-06-21 11:54:17Gamma-ray bursts (GRBs) are the most energetic explosions in the Universe, beaming out mighty jets which travel through space at 0.99 times the speed

Marine Biologists Identify First Narwhal-Beluga Hybrid 2019-06-21 08:47:47Narwhals (Monodon monoceros) and beluga whales (Delphinapterus leucas) are medium-sized toothed whales and the sole representatives of the Monodontida

Molecule Normally Associated with DNA Repair Plays Central 2019-06-21 07:20:45A new study, published in the June 11 issue of the journal Cell Reports, found that poly(ADP ribose), or PAR, a molecule once thought only to exist in

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Want to Raise Rational Kids? Try Teaching Your 2019-06-25 12:00:12(Credit: Travelerpix/Shutterstock) What are were your first words? Odds are, if you grew up in the United States speaking English, these words were

The Quixotic Quest to Birth a Baby Northern 2019-06-25 06:00:00Humans drove northern white rhinos to functional extinction. Now human fertility tech may pull the species back from the brink.

Record-breaking Astronaut Peggy Whitson: 'It's an Exciting Time 2019-06-24 18:09:26Whitson during her time on the International Space Station. (Credit: NASA) Peggy Whitson’s career as an astronaut has been trailblazing: With

Students Who Take Music Classes Also Do Better 2019-06-24 17:54:30(Credit: Monkey Business Images/Shutterstock) Music is the language of feelings, the food of the soul. But could it also be a grade booster for hig

Watch Live as ISS Astronauts Return to Earth 2019-06-24 17:15:53From left: Expedition 58/59 astronaut Anne McClain, Roscosmos cosmonaut Oleg Kononenko and Canadian Space Agency astronaut David Saint-Jacques. (Credi

UPDATED: SpaceX's Third Falcon Heavy Launches Tonight 2019-06-24 16:50:18Falcon Heavy made its second launch on April 11 from NASA’s Kennedy Space Center. (Credit: SpaceX) The third launch of SpaceX’s Falcon

Mars Curiosity Rover Sees Mystery Methane Spike Rise 2019-06-24 16:45:09Spacecraft have been both finding and not finding methane around Mars for years. (Credit: ESA/ATG medialab) This story was updated on June 25 to in

Long Beach Scuba Show: Catching up with Reef 2019-06-24 05:37:07Kristin Butler dedicates her Scuba Series in remembrance of her beloved mother, Marilyn Butler, who passed along to Kristin a deep love for science an

Nanobacteria in the Brain? 2019-06-23 06:49:42A paper just out in eccentric medical journal Medical Hypotheses caught my eye yesterday: Potential role of calcifying nanoparticles in the etiolog

Big Blast from Russian Volcano Raikoke 2019-06-22 09:43:15Suomi NPP/VIIRS image of the Raikoke plume, taken June 22, 2019. NASA. It has been awhile since we've had an unexpected eruption, but last night R

Meet the Companies Trying to Put Humans Back 2019-06-21 17:44:42In May, Jeff Bezos unveiled the lunar lander, dubbed Blue Moon, that his spacecraft company Blue Origin hopes to fly in the coming years. (Credit: Blu

NASA Selects PUNCH, a New Mission to Study 2019-06-21 16:45:00The PUNCH mission will include four microsatellites that work together to watch the entire heliosphere. (Credit: SwRI) The sun powers life on Earth

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A Boy Who Had Spinal Surgery in the 2019-06-24 18:14:01Operating before birth can minimize nerve damage caused by severe defects in tissue around the spinal column.

For Cephalopod Week, Dive Into the World of 2019-06-24 16:15:55A few fun facts about the many-armed creatures.

Blue States Roll Out Aggressive Climate Strategies. Red 2019-06-24 15:38:24The widening divide between states on climate-change policy comes with the potential to cement an economic and social divide for years to come.

A Barnyard Mystery: Are the Chicks Male or 2019-06-24 14:46:14It’s easy to tell an adult rooster from an adult hen. But when they’re just chicks? That requires considerable expertise.

Drug Companies Are Focusing on the Poor After 2019-06-24 14:33:21The pharmaceutical industry once sued to keep AIDS drugs from dying Africans. Now companies boast of their efforts to get medicines to the developing

About the Idea That You’re Growing Horns From 2019-06-24 14:30:14Neck strain and bone spurs are certainly possible from poor posture, but some experts doubt that cellphones are the only culprit.

Would You Return This Lost Wallet? 2019-06-24 10:35:46An intriguing new study found that people across the world are more inclined to give back a lost wallet if there is money inside.

NASA Rover on Mars Detects Puff of Gas 2019-06-24 10:30:06The Curiosity mission’s scientists picked up the signal this week, and are seeking additional readings from the red planet.

How NASA Sold the Science and Glamour of 2019-06-24 05:31:00At the time of the Apollo 11 lunar landing mission in the 1960s, some Americans had reservations about the wisdom of reaching for the stars when troub

Pod of Killer Whales Makes Rare Visit to 2019-06-24 05:30:59There has been a startling number of killer whale sightings in the bay in June, normally an off-season month for whale watchers.

Can ‘Big Data’ Help Fight Big Fires? Firefighters 2019-06-24 05:00:06As wildfires grow more intense, fire chiefs in Southern California are looking to big data and machine learning for help in managing fast-moving blaze

Hypersonic Missiles Are Unstoppable. And They’re Starting a 2019-06-23 10:03:51The new weapons — which could travel at more than 15 times the speed of sound with terrifying accuracy — threaten to change the nature of

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Parasites ruin some finches’ songs by chewing through 2019-06-21 11:39:59Parasitic fly larvae damage the beaks of Galápagos finches, changing their mating songs and possibly causing females to pick males of a differe

The cosmic ‘Cow’ may be a strange supernova 2019-06-21 10:54:45New observations suggest the strange bright burst called the ‘Cow’ was a supernova, rather than a shredded star.

How NASA’s portable atomic clock could revolutionize space 2019-06-21 07:00:10An atomic clock designed to enable self-driving spaceships and GPS-like navigation on other planets is about to take a yearlong test flight.

Lost wallets are more likely to be returned 2019-06-20 15:45:44Worldwide, return rates of lost wallets goes up as the money inside increases, contradicting the idea that people act in their own self-interest.

U.S. honeybees had the worst winter die-off in 2019-06-20 15:02:49Colonies suffered from parasitic, disease-spreading Varroa mites. Floods and fire didn’t help.

The world’s fisheries are incredibly intertwined, thanks to 2019-06-20 14:00:07A computer simulation reveals how one nation's management of its fish spawning grounds could significantly help or hurt another country's catch.

Mice and bats’ brains sync up as they 2019-06-20 11:00:11The brain activity of mice and bats aligns in social settings, a coordination that may hold clues about how social context influences behavior.

DNA confirms a weird Greenland whale was a 2019-06-20 09:00:08DNA analysis of a skull indicates that the animal had a narwhal mother and beluga father.

50 years ago, bulletproof armor was getting light 2019-06-20 07:00:24In 1969, bulletproof armor used boron carbide fibers. Fifty years later, bulletproof armor is drastically lighter and made from myriad materials.

Cold War–era spy satellite images show Himalayan glaciers 2019-06-19 14:00:25Declassified spy satellite photographs reveal that glacier melt in the Himalayas has sped up dramatically in the last two decades.

This body-on-a-chip mimics how organs and cancer cells 2019-06-19 14:00:25The multiorgan system could help test new and existing drugs for effectiveness and unwanted side effects.

How seafood shells could help solve the plastic 2019-06-19 11:00:28Chitin and chitosan from crustacean shells could put a dent in the world’s plastic waste problem.

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How to stare at your phone all day 2019-06-24 18:26:48The great horn debacle of 2019 is just the latest addition to a sprawling list of hysterical reporting on posture and technology.

Six fanny packs to carry your humongous phones 2019-06-24 17:45:33Great fanny packs to hold items like your huge phone, water bottles, and anything else you might need throughout the day.

How to navigate your computer screen with only 2019-06-24 17:38:06It’s hard to imagine using a computer without a mouse or its notable descendants, the trackpad and pointing stick (you know, that rubber thing i

We finally have footage of a giant squid 2019-06-24 15:03:10The very first images of a giant squid were only recorded in 2004, and it was nearly another decade before researchers got live footage of one.

Techathlon podcast: Gadget lifespans, the home version, and 2019-06-24 13:43:24Play your own version of Techathlon at home!

Why do people faint? 2019-06-24 12:00:32Fainting – or what medics more technically call syncope – can be caused by a number of factors. Ultimately it comes down to not enough blo

The coolest Nintendo Labo creations we could find 2019-06-23 13:53:35For anyone looking for a faithful DIY experience in the world of modern video gaming, all you truly need is a Nintendo Labo and its Toy-Con Garage fea

How and when to share streaming service logins 2019-06-22 13:31:46Many of us share passwords for services like Netflix and HBO—but is it safe to do so? And what's the best way to go about it?

How to solve the water puzzle from Die 2019-06-21 22:01:39You have a 3-gallon jug, a 5-gallon jug, and a fountain. Can you get a perfect 4 gallons?

James Bond's 1965 Aston Martin is up for 2019-06-21 21:20:16James Bond's Aston Martin is up for sale and it has working spy stuff inside.

The next Falcon Heavy launch is arguably the 2019-06-21 19:45:39SpaceX’s next Falcon Heavy launch is set for Monday, and it will undoubtedly be the Falcon Heavy’s most exciting and most challenging miss

How to lucid dream, and why you'd want 2019-06-21 18:30:06Scientists are interested in how to influence the brain to lucid dream – and not just for the fun of it.

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Sometimes, a non-invasive procedure will suffice New! 2019-06-25 18:19:43When a patient complains about chest pain, diagnosis will usually involve catheter angiography to evaluate the adequacy of blood supply to the heart.

Air pollution found to affect marker of female New! 2019-06-25 18:19:39Ovarian reserve, a term widely adopted to reflect the number of resting follicles in the ovary and thus a marker of potential female fertility, has be

Puppy love: Choosing the perfect pooch poses challenges New! 2019-06-25 18:19:36A psychologists who study relationship choice have found that when it comes to picking a canine companion, what people say they want in a dog isn't a

'Flying salt shakers of death:' Fungal-infected 'zombie' cicadas 2019-06-25 17:34:56Cicadas can carry a fungus containing chemicals similar to those found in hallucinogenic mushrooms, making them zombie-like fliers.

Cyanide compounds discovered in meteorites may hold clues 2019-06-25 17:34:52Compounds containing iron, cyanide, and carbon monoxide discovered in carbon-rich meteorites by scientists may have helped power life on early Earth.

These neurons affect how much you do, or 2019-06-25 17:34:49Researchers have identified a network of neurons that coordinate with other brain regions to influence eating behaviors. These findings could help tho

Pine woodland restoration creates haven for birds in 2019-06-25 17:34:38Researchers have shown in a new study that restoration of pine woodlands, through the combined use of intentional, managed fires and strategic thinnin

Common antidepressants interact with opioid med to lessen 2019-06-25 17:34:35Common antidepressants interact with the opioid pain medication tramadol to make it less effective for pain relief, according to a new study. These fi

National trash: Reducing waste produced in US national 2019-06-25 17:34:33When you think of national parks, you might picture the vast plateaus of the Grand Canyon, the intricate wetlands of the Everglades, or the inspiring

Algorithm designed to map universe, solve mysteries 2019-06-25 17:34:31Researchers have developed an algorithm designed to visualize models of the universe in order to solve some of physics' greatest mysteries.

Research reveals exotic quantum states in double-layer graphene 2019-06-25 17:34:29Researchers have demonstrated previously unknown states of matter that arise in double-layer stacks of graphene, a two-dimensional nanomaterial. These

Conservation efforts for giant South American river turtles 2019-06-25 17:34:27By analyzing records in countries of the Amazon and Orinoco basins -- which include Brazil, Venezuela, Colombia, Bolivia, Peru and Ecuador -- research

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Extraction: DNA from strawberries 2019-06-12 18:11:04The ability to study DNA revolutionized the field of biology. But to study it, scientists first have to extract DNA molecules from the rest of an orga

Whom does your DNA belong to? Hint, it’s 2019-06-12 18:11:04Home DNA test kits are flying off the shelves allowing people to analyze their own genome and those of their relatives. But is that a good thing?

GMO could bring back the American chestnut. But 2019-06-12 18:11:04A project at the SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry to restore the American chestnut tree is generating both promise and protest.

New York Harbor: a no-go zone or an 2019-06-12 18:11:04

How a new human species challenges textbook histories 2019-06-12 18:11:04A paper published in the journal Nature on Wednesday describes Homo luzonensis, a new human species that lived in the Philippines. 

A black hole, once a mathematical curiosity, is 2019-06-12 18:11:04The first ever image of a black hole marks a milestone not just in black hole astronomy, but for the study of gravity itself.

From Einstein to Duchamp: the physics of modern 2019-06-12 18:11:04“Dimensionism: Modern Art in the Age of Einstein,” an exhibit at Amherst College’s Mead Art Museum, explores interconnections betwee

Have you herd? It turns out cows have 2019-06-12 18:11:04From the barnyard to the pooch motel, people are increasingly warming to the idea that animals have their own thoughts and feelings.

Out of history’s trash heap, clues to climate’s 2019-06-12 18:11:04Clues buried in an ancient trash pile are shedding light on the role of climate change in the collapse of a Byzantine settlement.

Beyond the big splash: What SpaceX success means 2019-06-12 18:11:04With the successful return of SpaceX’s crew capsule, the United States appears poised once again to lead human spaceflight. For many Americans,

Why are humans so kind, yet so cruel? 2019-06-12 18:11:04Under different circumstances, humans can be the kindest, gentlest species or the most murderous. Evolution may hold clues to that Jekyll and Hyde nat

Probing space for the ingredients of life – 2019-06-12 18:11:04In the search for life elsewhere in the universe, we tend to look for our own image. That may be limiting us in terms of seeing what's really there.

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Elite Athletes' Gut Bacteria Give Rodent Runners a 2019-06-24 13:30:00The chemical these bacteria produce appears to enhance athleticism -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

Some Disaster Prevention Spending Reaps Higher Rewards 2019-06-24 13:15:00Protecting against flood and wind yields higher average benefits than fire and earthquakes -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

The U.S. Needs to Tighten Vaccination Mandates 2019-06-24 13:00:00Existing religious and philosophical exemptions endanger public health -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

Mars Rover Detects "Excitingly Huge" Methane Spike 2019-06-24 12:15:00NASA’s Curiosity rover reports the highest-ever reading of the gas at the planet’s surface -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

Cancer Prevention Should Start before Birth 2019-06-24 12:00:00We can now identify risk factors that seem to affect a developing fetus -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

Business as Usual Threatens Thousands of Amazon Tree 2019-06-24 12:00:00Climate change and deforestation could also severely fragment much of the forest by 2050, a new model projects -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

Virtual Reality Might Be the Next Big Thing 2019-06-24 07:00:00The technology holds vast potential for insights into the workings of human brains -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

European Comet Interceptor Could Visit an Interstellar Object 2019-06-24 06:45:00Launching in 2028, the European Space Agency’s newly announced mission will wait in space for an exciting target -- Read more on ScientificAmeri

Science News Briefs from around the World 2019-06-23 19:40:00A few brief reports about international science and technology from Canada to Kenya, including one about how humans thousands of years ago in what is

Authenticity under Fire 2019-06-23 15:00:00Researchers are calling into question authenticity as a scientifically viable concept -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

Fighting Saber-Toothed Cats Bit Each Other on the 2019-06-23 12:00:00A pair of fossil skulls reveal how Smilodon fought with each other -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

Meet the Eye Microbiome 2019-06-23 08:00:00Bacteria live on our eyeballs, and understanding their role could help treat common eye diseases -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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Thorny devils grow giant legs to pin rivals 2019-06-25 04:30:00Bulked-up males mate twice as often as their smaller peers

As Ebola outbreak rages, plan to test second 2019-06-25 03:45:00New shots could protect more people, but also create confusion and stretch resources

Divisive giant telescope cleared for construction on Hawaiian 2019-06-25 03:20:00Thirty Meter Telescope surmounts last legal hurdle but protesters plan to disrupt construction

NASA rover catches big whiff of methane on 2019-06-24 12:35:00Latest “burp” deepens planetary mystery

Exclusive: North Korea claimed to be free of 2019-06-24 04:10:00Report flags drug abuse and tainted blood donations as factors in virus’s spread

Monarch butterflies raised in captivity don’t migrate 2019-06-24 03:20:00Finding could set back efforts to boost the number of migrants

Why dirt-eating goats never need to visit the 2019-06-21 12:50:00Their four-part stomachs sort out sand and grit before they chew

Watch artificial intelligence predict Conan O’Brien’s gestures just 2019-06-21 11:45:00Advance could lead to more realistic robots

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House panel clarifies how universities would report sexual 2019-06-21 01:30:00Bipartisan legislation aims to create a governmentwide policy

Researchers use DNA to take pictures of cells 2019-06-20 11:00:00New microscopy technique could let scientists study tumors and our brains

What big ideas will shape U.S. science over 2019-06-20 04:10:00National Science Foundation asks public to weigh in on contest

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An Ancient Greek Philosopher Was Exiled for Claiming 2019-06-20 08:30:002,500 years ago, Anaxagoras correctly determined that the rocky moon reflects light from the sun, allowing him to explain lunar phases and eclipses

Engineers Built a Robotic Lionfish With an Energetic 2019-06-19 13:01:00The robo-fish pumps energy-packed liquid through vein-like tubes to move its fins and swim for hours

The Cuyahoga River Caught Fire at Least a 2019-06-19 07:00:00Despite being much smaller than previous fires, the river blaze in Cleveland 50 years ago became a symbol for the nascent environmental movement

Prehistoric Hyena’s Teeth Show Bone-Crushing Carnivore Roamed the 2019-06-18 06:00:00The only hyena to live in North America, Chasmaporthetes, had the stature of a wolf and the powerful jaws of its modern relatives

The Woman Who Revealed the Missing Link Between 2019-06-17 13:35:15Today, vaccinating against cervical cancer is routine. But before Sarah Stewart, scientists dismissed the idea of a cancer-preventing vaccine as ludic

How the Gut Microbiome Could Provide a New 2019-06-14 11:11:57A growing body of evidence suggests the behavioral symptoms of autism spectrum disorder could be linked to bacteria in the gut

Our Eyes Are Always Darting Around, So How 2019-06-13 14:24:01Our brains manage to construct stable images even as our eyes keep jerking around. Here’s what we know about how that happens.

How Do Scientists Date Fossils? 2019-06-12 10:00:00Geologists Erin DiMaggio and Alka Tripathy-Lang explain techniques for targeting the age of a fossil find

The Evolution of Sex Could Have Provided a 2019-06-10 14:15:08The first sexually reproducing organisms may have found that the energy-intensive enterprise bolstered defenses against malignant cells

Ancient Grape DNA Tells the Prolific History of 2019-06-10 12:15:38Grape seeds dating back to medieval and Roman periods share many similarities with the wine grapes we enjoy today

A 16-Million-Year-Old Tree Tells a Deep Story of 2019-06-10 10:28:08To explain the exceedingly long life of the planet, the Smithsonian’s new fossil hall designers began with this arboreal wonder

How Do Fossils Form? 2019-06-07 14:13:54Learn from the Smithsonian’s curator of vertebrate paleontology Anna K. Behrensmeyer, a pioneer in the study of how organic remains become fossi

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A Massive Freshwater Sea Is Buried Beneath the 2019-06-24 12:19:00A gigantic freshwater aquifer is hiding under the salty Atlantic Ocean, just off the northeastern coast of the United States, a new study finds.

Scientists Find Scurvy in Mouth of Long-Dead, Failed 2019-06-24 11:14:00One of the last crusader kings had scurvy when he died, a new forensic analysis finds — contradicting old narratives that he died of plague or d

Back to the Stone Age: 17 Key Milestones 2019-06-24 08:46:00The Stone Age may not have been "The Flintstones," but there were definitely caveman qualities to it.

7 Far-Out Discoveries About the Universe's Beginnings 2019-06-24 07:17:00Physicists are constantly learning new facts about the universe’s beginnings, and they’re mind-blowing.

Could CBD Fight Superbugs? Marijuana Compound Shows Promise 2019-06-24 07:14:00But do not try to treat an infection with CBD at home.

NASA Set To Launch a Deep-Space Atomic Clock 2019-06-24 07:09:00This technology demonstration mission that could transform the way humans explore space.

'Phoenix' Aurora Spreads Its 'Wings' Over Abandoned Military 2019-06-24 07:01:00More than 4,000 photographers shot for the moon (and beyond) for the Astronomy Photographer of the Year competition in the U.K.

How This Gut Bacteria May Give Elite Athletes 2019-06-24 01:17:00Elite athletes not only have stronger hearts and fitter muscles than the average Joe, but they also sport special gut bacteria that may actually boost

Why Do Seasonal Allergies Make You Feel Sleepy? 2019-06-23 09:24:00Can you blame dozing at work on allergies?

The Most Interesting Science News Articles of the 2019-06-22 08:45:00Here are the most interesting, amazing and unusual things that happened in the world of science this week. A recap of Live Science's best.

Amazing Images: The Best Science Photos of the 2019-06-22 08:23:00Here are the stories behind the most amazing images in the world of science this week. A recap of the coolest photos featured on Live Science.

Why So Many Bacteria Live on the Surface 2019-06-22 07:54:00Only recently have scientists found the human eye has its own microbiome.

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When two animals interact, their brains synchronize 2019-06-21 15:44:01 New research shows the brains of animal pairs synchronize when they socially interact. The breakthrough promises new insights into the intricacies of

Scientists capture video of a giant squid in 2019-06-21 14:19:35 Scientists on a NOAA research expedition have once again captured video footage of a giant squid.

Protecting U.S. coastal communities from sea level rise 2019-06-21 14:10:14 To protect themselves from the inevitable threat of rising sea levels, coastal communities in the United States will have to shell out more than $400

Earthquake location influenced by stress buildup of previous 2019-06-21 10:23:39 New research suggests the accumulation of stress caused by historic earthquakes could explain why and where the next seismic event occurs.

'Robot blood' powers robotic fish in Cornell laboratory 2019-06-20 15:28:37 Scientists have developed a robotic fish powered by 'robot blood.' The hydraulic liquid circulatory system allows the robot to use, store and trans

DNA analysis offers insight into Japan's ancient population 2019-06-20 15:21:59 Scientists have gained new insights into the history of Japan's early residents by analyzing the Y chromosomes of modern Japanese men.

DNA proves Greenland man spotted first known beluga-narwhal 2019-06-20 10:58:04 New DNA analysis suggests a strange whale skull, in museum storage for the last 30 years, belonged to the offspring of a narwhal mother and a beluga

New study deciphers the success of alien bird 2019-06-20 10:08:18 Thanks to a new study, researchers are beginning to understand what makes alien species and why some places are more susceptible to invaders than oth

Glacial melt rates in the Himalayas have more 2019-06-19 17:22:12 Global warming is shrinking the glaciers in the Himalayas. According to a new survey, glaciers in the region have lost roughly a vertical foot and ha

Plate tectonics may have triggered Cambrian explosion 2019-06-19 14:43:44 New research suggests the dramatic increase in biodiversity known as the Cambrian explosion was triggered by a massive shift in global plate tectonic

Rock-eating shipworm found in Philippines is new species 2019-06-19 11:48:45 An international team of scientists has discovered a new shipworm species that likes to bore through rocks.

Deep-sea fish in shallow waters of Japan not 2019-06-19 08:41:25 The appearance of deep-sea fish in shallow waters along the coast of Japan doesn't predict the arrival of an earthquake, according to a new study.

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Evidence for a Dark Matter Clump in the 2019-06-12 14:53:50There are ghosts in our galaxy’s past. Now astronomers have found a way to detect them. The post Evidence for a Dark Matter Clump in the Milky W

Astronomers Stalk the “Taurid Swarm” 2019-06-11 16:50:39If theorists are right, next month observers should spot a cluster of potentially hazardous asteroids as they cruise past Earth. The post Astronomers

Music Inspired by Astronomy: A Catalog 2019-06-10 08:00:00Catalogs are useful in astronomy. Now there's one dedicated to musical pieces influenced by astronomy. The post Music Inspired by Astronomy: A Catal

Astronomers Directly Detect Newborn Planets 2019-06-05 15:37:41Infant planets are coming together in a system 370 light-years away, and they’re shedding light on the early lives of Saturn and Jupiter in our

Jupiter Is Outstanding at Opposition 2019-06-05 11:08:05Prime-time Jupiter viewing kicks off this month when the planet reaches opposition on June 10th.  The post Jupiter Is Outstanding at Opposition

NICER Maps the X-ray Sky 2019-06-04 12:09:41NASA's NICER instrument aboard the International Space Station is giving us a unique view of much of the X-ray sky. The post NICER Maps the X-ray Sky

Does Starlink Pose a Space Debris Threat? An 2019-06-03 21:26:37SpaceX's Starlink satellites have come under heavy criticism for their potential to clutter the sky. Here's what a space debris expert has to say ab

Astronomy and D-Day: The Sun, Moon, and Tides 2019-06-02 22:30:55The invasion of occupied France on June 6, 1944, changed the course of the Second World War. Astronomy played a crucial role in the timing of the even

June 2019: Peekaboo Planets 2019-06-01 09:35:12This month's Sky Tour podcast starts with a solstice update and a rundown of lunar phases, then helps you find four planets in the evening sky along

Amateur Filmmaker Captured Solar Eclipse — in 1900 2019-05-31 16:35:39In 1900, a man named John Nevil Maskelyne filmed a solar eclipse — the first of its kind. The post Amateur Filmmaker Captured Solar Eclipse &md

Amateur Filmed 1900 Solar Eclipse — and Unknowingly 2019-05-31 16:35:39In 1900, a man named John Nevil Maskelyne filmed a solar eclipse — the first of its kind. Likely without even knowing it, he also captured for t

Astronomers Dream Big, Consider Four Future Space Telescopes 2019-05-31 12:43:35Four concepts are competing to be NASA’s next flagship mission. From exo-Earths to X-rays, what will the future hold? The post Astronomers Dream

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SpaceX Looks Ahead to Certification Milestone with Falcon 2019-06-24 17:45:11A panoply of satellites is awaiting liftoff aboard a Falcon Heavy rocket on a mission that will mark a milestone in SpaceX's quest to become an Air F

Mars May Have Escaped Life-Threatening Impacts Early On 2019-06-24 17:30:53A storm of cosmic impacts may have ended relatively early on Mars, suggesting that the Red Planet was habitable longer than scientists previously thou

SpaceX's 'Starship' Prototype Coming Together in Florida (Photos) 2019-06-24 16:58:11Deep in the heart of the Florida Space Coast's industrial area, a Mars-colonizing spaceship is being built.

NASA Contractors Support Artemis Cost Estimate 2019-06-24 16:16:50Companies involved in NASA’s exploration program agree with a recent estimate that landing humans on the moon by 2024 will require an additional

Fresh-Baked Cookies Will Add an Aroma of Home 2019-06-24 16:07:26A sweet, sweet orbital milestone will soon be on its way to the International Space Station.

More Mars Methane: Curiosity Rover Spots Biggest Surge 2019-06-24 14:09:06NASA's Curiosity rover has sniffed out another spike of the potentially life-indicating gas methane, and this one is the biggest yet.

Watch Live Today! Space Station Crew Landing and 2019-06-24 13:31:20See a space station crew landing followed by a Falcon Heavy rocket launch on Monday (June 24).

Space Station Astronauts Return to Earth Tonight: Watch 2019-06-24 12:16:02Three Expedition 59 crewmembers are returning to Earth today (June 24) after spending more than six months at the International Space Station.

NASA's New Salmon-Colored 'Green' Fuel Is a Much 2019-06-24 12:00:00SpaceX's next Falcon Heavy launch will carry a satellite designed to test a new type of rocket fuel, the first ever "green" propellant in space. On

On This Day in Space! June 24, 1999: 2019-06-24 07:47:54On June 24, 1999, NASA's Cassini spacecraft flew by Venus while making its way to Saturn. See how it happened in our "On This Day in Space" video s

Voracious Black Holes Could Feed Alien Life on 2019-06-24 07:00:42Black holes are engines of destruction on a cosmic scale, but they may also be the bringers of life.

SpaceX Eyes New Feats With Falcon Heavy Launch 2019-06-24 07:00:00SpaceX's megarocket, the Falcon Heavy, is poised for flight. Perched atop NASA's historic Pad 39A, the behemoth will lift off sometime during a 4-ho

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Startup Unveils World’s First Long-Range “Solar Car” 2019-06-25 13:54:55 The fact that the newly unveiled Lightyear One electric car has a better range than any other EV on the market is enough to set it apart. That it&rsq

Space Rocks Near Neptune Could Reveal the Solar 2019-06-25 13:02:15 A new computer simulation shakes up the popular theory for how distant space rocks called trans-Neptunian objects (TNOs) formed during the earliest d

New Theory: A 2D Universe Could Host Living 2019-06-25 12:28:26 In theory, a two-dimensional universe may still be able to support life. That runs in stark opposition to what’s called the anthropic argument,

Retailers Are Judging Consumers By Using Secret “Surveillance 2019-06-25 11:41:00 China isn’t the only country with a draconian “social credit score” system — there's one just like it operating in the U.S.

Watch Toyota’s Basketball-Playing Robot Set a World Record 2019-06-25 11:34:33 Toyota just earned itself a Guinness World Record — and the achievement had nothing to do with cars. In 2017, a team of engineers from the comp

SpaceX Aces Falcon Heavy Launch, Despite Booster Explosion 2019-06-25 10:16:29 Blast Off SpaceX’s groundbreaking Heavy Falcon rocket — currently the most powerful operating rocket in the world — launched succes

You Can Own a 90 Million-Year-Old Dinosaur Tooth 2019-06-25 09:41:12 Dinosaur bones are always the main attraction at natural history museums, and it’s not hard to understand why. Even if most of them did have fe

FBI Investigating uBiome’s Billing Practices 2019-06-25 09:30:02 The FBI is currently investigating the billing practices of the medical testing startup uBiome Inc, as evidence has emerged that the company has been

Crypto CEO Funneled Client Money Into Fake Accounts 2019-06-24 17:43:46 When reports emerged in February of cryptocurrency exchange QuadrigaCX’s CEO Gerald Cotten’s passing, the rumor mill immediately started

Machine Learning Algorithms are Getting Good at Beating 2019-06-24 17:27:16 Jeopardy! champion Emma Boettcher’s Master’s paper on using text mining to predict how hard a Jeopardy! clue might be didn’t win he

Elon Musk: This Is SpaceX’s “Most Difficult Launch” 2019-06-24 17:13:25 At 11:30 on Monday night, a SpaceX Falcon Heavy will launch 24 new experimental satellites into space for the U.S. Department of Defense. Getting the

Crab Nebula Has Hit Earth with Highest-Energy Light 2019-06-24 17:00:55 The Tibet Air Shower Array is located about five kilometers (3.1 miles) above sea level, and this high altitude makes it an ideal spot to gather data


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