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New Species of Puddle Frog Discovered in Ethiopia 2019-02-13 13:56:49A team of researchers from New York University Abu Dhabi has described a new species of frog from Bibita Mountain, an unexplored and isolated mountain

Earth’s Magnetopause Vibrates Like Giant Drum When Hit 2019-02-13 12:37:59As strong impulses strike the Earth’s magnetopause, the abrupt boundary between the planet’s magnetosphere and the surrounding plasma, rip

Ceres’ Crust Kept Cryomagma Liquid for Millions of 2019-02-13 11:40:51NASA’s Dawn mission recently spotted mysterious bright spots in the center of Occator Crater on the dwarf planet Ceres. According to a new study

Study: Spinal Cord Contributes to Sophisticated Hand Function 2019-02-13 10:28:16It is well known that neural circuits in the spinal cord control seemingly simple things like the pain reflex in humans, and some motor control functi

Newly-Discovered Tarantula Species Has ‘Horn’ on Its Back 2019-02-12 15:57:52A duo of researchers from South Africa has discovered a remarkable new species of tarantula living in central Angola. The newfound species belongs to

Microneedle Pill Could Be Used to Deliver Oral 2019-02-12 12:31:33An international team of researchers from the United States, Denmark and Sweden has pioneered a new approach that brings an oral formulation of insuli

Scientists Find Possible Second Subglacial Impact Crater in 2019-02-12 07:16:25Following the discovery of the 19.2-mile (31 km) wide Hiawatha impact crater beneath the northwest margin of the Greenland Ice Sheet, Dr. Joe MacGrego

‘Cool’ Textile Automatically Regulates Amount of Heat that 2019-02-11 15:13:48Made from specially engineered infrared-sensitive yarn, which responds to changes in the temperature and humidity of a person’s skin by dynamica

New Type of Magnet Discovered: Singlet-Based Magnet 2019-02-11 13:59:39In conventional magnets, small magnetic constituents align with one another to create a strong magnetic field. By contrast, the newly-discovered type

Sea Snakes Drink from Oceanic Freshwater Lenses, New 2019-02-11 07:15:11Acquisition of freshwater is problematic for sea snakes living in oceanic environments that are distant from sources of freshwater associated with lan

Self-Propelling Micromotors Deliver Oral Vaccines 2019-02-11 04:41:03A team of scientists at the University of California San Diego has developed oral antivirulence vaccines powered by self-propelling micromotors that t

Hubble Spots New Dark Storm on Neptune, Giant 2019-02-08 13:52:25Since its launch into orbit in 1990, the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope has helped astronomers to amass an album of outer planet images. Yearly monit

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Climate Change Hearings Signal Congress Is Willing to 2019-02-14 17:53:10Climate change is real. It’s happening now. And it presents significant problems for the U.S. across multiple facets of society, according to a

Researchers Create 'Rat Cyborgs' That People Control With 2019-02-14 16:43:05I’ll just come right out and say it: Scientists have created human-controlled rat cyborgs. Lest you think this is some media sensationalism at

Citizen Science Day 2019: Add Real Scientific Research 2019-02-14 15:18:40From the NIH/ National Network of Libraries of Medicine Libraries are hubs for discovery and community engagement; imagine your library joining a r

Just in time for Valentine's Day, the ocean 2019-02-14 14:20:06It's finally here. This morning, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration made it official: El Niño conditions are present in the

New citizen science tools database to discover and 2019-02-14 13:55:18Citizen science (public participation in scientific research) often calls for tools you won’t find lying around the house, such as a rain gauge

Mice Deprived of 'Love Hormone' Oxytocin Sit Alone 2019-02-14 11:19:52(Inside Science) -- Perhaps it's not a coincidence that Valentine's Day falls at a chilly time of year. In biological terms, social drives like love

This Is What Your City Might Feel Like 2019-02-13 18:30:05(Inside Science) -- In 60 years, the climate of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, will feel kind of like a contemporary Jonesboro, Arkansas, with higher tempe

NASA Declares 'Mission Complete' For Opportunity Rover 2019-02-13 14:30:05On January 24, 2004, the Opportunity rover sent back its first signal from the Red Planet. That marked the start of a 90-day planned mission for the s

The Greatest Discoveries From NASA's Mars Opportunity Rover 2019-02-13 14:15:27The Opportunity rover, like its twin Spirit, was designed for an original mission of just three months. When engineers lost contact on June 10 of last

Meet Mnyamawamtuka: The New Tanzanian Titanosaur 2019-02-13 14:00:53Hailing from East Africa, the newly described giant, plant-eating dinosaur Mnyamawamtuka moyowamkia lived around 100-110 million years ago, 

NASA's Opportunity Rover is Dead. We Asked Scientists 2019-02-13 14:00:42After some 15 prolific years on the Martian surface, NASA's Mars Opportunity rover has gone silent. And after an all out effort to re-establish

Reprogrammed Human Pancreatic Cells Treat Diabetes in Mice 2019-02-13 13:00:27Nearly 10 percent of Americans have diabetes, a chronic condition where the body does not process sugar. Diabetics either do not make enough insulin &

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Senate Passes a Sweeping Land Conservation Bill 2019-02-12 18:59:11Years in the works, the measure designates more than a million acres of wilderness for environmental protection and permanently reauthorizes a federal

Smarter Driving: What’s on Your Car? Winter Tires, 2019-02-12 17:48:52All-season tires can indeed be driven all year, but for maximum control and safety, there’s no substitute for tires that provide strong traction

F.D.A. Panel Recommends New Depression Treatment 2019-02-12 17:44:42The active ingredients of ketamine, a popular club drug, show promise in battling deep despair.

Manfred Eigen, 91, Nobel Winner Who Put a 2019-02-12 17:35:18He shared the 1967 prize for finding a way to time “immeasurably fast” chemical reactions. His research advanced the study of enzymes, amo

What You and Your Family Need to Know 2019-02-12 17:33:01A government panel’s new recommendations could bring hope to many women at risk for the condition. Here is what the group said and how you can u

Depression During and After Pregnancy Can Be Prevented, 2019-02-12 17:31:29The task force of experts recommended at-risk women seek certain types of counseling, and it cited two specific programs that have been particularly e

Tiger Found in Abandoned House by Person Who 2019-02-12 16:42:41Alerted by a tipster, the authorities could hear a tiger and smell a tiger. When they entered the home, they found a tiger.

Trilobites: What’s Pink and Pinstriped and Digests Wood? 2019-02-12 13:13:54Scientists are eager to learn more about the bacteria that live in this recently-discovered clam with an extremely-long digestive system.

Trending: Need a Breath of Fresh Air? Hotels 2019-02-12 12:04:51More hotels are adding air purifiers and filters to their guest rooms, either because the outside air is prone to smoke or pollution, or because guest

Trilobites: Birds of a Feather May Stick Together, 2019-02-12 09:55:58Known as “Ugly Foot” or “Hobbit Foot,” researchers say the feathered specimen offers long-sought clues to the evolutionary pat

Top Leader at Interior Dept. Pushes a Policy 2019-02-12 08:19:06David Bernhardt, the agency’s acting chief, wants to roll back endangered-species protections on a tiny fish, a change that benefits few outside

U.K. Doctors Call for Caution in Children’s Use 2019-02-12 05:51:21Britain’s chief medical officers declined to recommend specific age or time limits, but saw associations between social media use and mental hea

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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.

After 15 years on Mars, it’s the end 2019-02-13 14:16:25After 15 years of exploring Mars, a dust storm led to the demise of NASA’s longest-lived rover.

Photons reveal a weird effect called the quantum 2019-02-13 06:00:06Quantum particles seem to disobey a fundamental principle of mathematics.

A new 2-D material uses light to quickly 2019-02-12 15:30:04A newly designed material uses only light to speedily remove 99.9999 percent of microbes from water.

Greenland may have another massive crater hiding under 2019-02-12 10:06:43There may be yet another large crater buried beneath Greenland’s ice sheet. But it’s probably not related to the first one found last year

Robots are becoming classroom tutors. But will they 2019-02-12 06:00:04Educational robots show promise for helping kids in the classroom or at home, but researchers are still figuring out how these bots should behave.

Congo’s Ebola outbreak is a testing ground for 2019-02-11 15:34:21The first multidrug clinical trial of Ebola treatments is underway amid an outbreak in Congo.

The spread of Europe’s giant stone monuments may 2019-02-11 15:00:05Megaliths spread across the continent due to seafarers’ influence, researcher says.

A rare, ancient case of bone cancer has 2019-02-11 06:00:05A 240-million-year-old fossil reveals the oldest known case of bone cancer in an amniote, a group that includes mammals, birds and reptiles.

Brain-zapping implants that fight depression are inching closer 2019-02-10 06:00:05Researchers are using electric jolts to correct the faulty brain activity that sparks depression.

Ultima Thule is shaped like two lumpy pancakes 2019-02-08 18:00:41Scientists are rethinking the shape of the space rock, once thought to be a snowman.

An Antarctic expedition will search for what lived 2019-02-08 14:59:13The fourth attempt to investigate the seafloor once hidden by the Larsen C iceberg may have the best chance yet of success.

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Indigenous hunters have positive impacts on food webs 2019-02-17 14:25:22Australia has the highest rate of mammal extinction in the world. Resettlement of indigenous communities resulted in the spread of invasive species, t

There's a place for us: New research reveals 2019-02-17 14:25:18In two back-to-back symposia a cross-disciplinary cohort of scientists will present the first comprehensive investigations of how humans interacted wi

Drug combination may become new standard treatment for 2019-02-17 11:59:10A combination of two drugs -- one of them an immunotherapy agent -- could become a new standard, first-line treatment for patients with metastatic kid

A hidden source of air pollution? Your daily 2019-02-17 11:58:57Cooking, cleaning and other routine household activities generate significant levels of volatile and particulate chemicals inside the average home, le

Weak spots for Mission to Mars revealed 2019-02-17 11:58:54Researchers are developing a predictive model to help NASA anticipate conflicts and communication breakdowns among crew members and head off problems

Tiny fibers create unseen plastic pollution 2019-02-17 11:58:52While the polyester leisure suit was a 1970s mistake, polyester and other synthetic fibers like nylon are still around and are a major contributor to

Altered data sets can still provide statistical integrity 2019-02-17 11:58:42Synthetic networks may increase the availability of some data while still protecting individual or institutional privacy, according to a statistician.

Virus-infected bacteria could provide help in the fight 2019-02-17 11:58:30Understanding the relationship between microbes and viruses is beneficial not only for medical research and practical applications but also in marine

Understanding carbon cycle feedbacks to predict climate change 2019-02-17 11:58:27Researches have identified long-disappeared forests available for restoration across the world. They describe how such an effort, could absorb as much

Children carry evidence of toxins from home flooring 2019-02-17 11:58:24Children living in homes with all vinyl flooring or flame-retardant chemicals in the sofa have significantly higher concentrations of potentially harm

How to feed the world by 2050? Recent 2019-02-16 09:45:18Recent advances to address hunger through agricultural advancement have been shown to boost crop growth by 40 percent by creating a shortcut for a gli

Drinking contexts associated with early onset of alcohol 2019-02-16 09:45:15New research has begun to identify the circumstances by examining relationships between early age of first intoxication (less than 15 years), drinking

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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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Remembering Why Curiosity Should Be Boundless 2019-02-16 12:00:00Young children provide gentle and chaotic reminders of how to be open to the world around us -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

Does Eating Organic Reduce Cancer Risk? 2019-02-16 10:00:00A recent study claims to confirm that eating organic can reduce your risk of getting cancer. But a closer look at the details reveals a different stor

The Voices of Black Mathematicians 2019-02-16 09:00:00Black History Month in the U.S. is a good time to celebrate these important people -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

Grazing Deer Alter Forest Acoustics 2019-02-15 18:00:00Deer populations have exploded in North American woodlands, changing forest ecology—and how sounds, like birdsong, travel through the trees. Chr

Is This the Footprint of One of the 2019-02-15 15:00:00The fossilized print, found in Gibraltar, is said to date to 28,000 years ago, which might mean it belonged to a Neandertal. But not everyone agrees w

Be Kind to Extraterrestrials 2019-02-15 12:00:00We need to tread lightly if we encounter alien ecosystems -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

Scientists Track the Source of Soot That Speeds 2019-02-15 11:30:00Heat-absorbing black carbon comes from fossil fuels in winter and biomass burning in summer -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

Venezuela Is Unraveling—So Is Its Science 2019-02-15 09:00:00Research has ground to a halt, and many scientists have left the country out of desperation -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

Ancient Earth's Weakened Magnetic Field May Have Driven 2019-02-15 08:00:00When our planet’s magnetosphere nearly disappeared 565 million years ago, it may have almost taken all life with it -- Read more on ScientificAm

The Risks of Water Insecurity 2019-02-15 07:00:00It’s found all over the world and in nearly every corner of the U.S., and it’s especially dangerous for children -- Read more on Scientifi

Humpback Whale Calls Remain Constant over Decades 2019-02-15 06:45:00Whales in southeastern Alaska produce “shrieks,” “moans” and “squeegies” that persist over generations  -- Re

Elephant Weight Cycles with New Teeth 2019-02-14 20:24:00Elephants have six sets of teeth over their lives, sometimes two sets at once. At those times, they can extract more nutrition from food and put on we

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Want to get a politician to listen to 2019-02-17 11:04:00Experts provide tips for getting evidence-based research into Congress

How secret, late-night experiments transformed two scientists into 2019-02-17 01:13:00Matteo Farinella and Jason McDermott explain how other scientists can unleash their inner artists

New app reveals the hidden landscapes within Georgia 2019-02-16 02:08:00The technique can help analyze—and maybe save—artwork in distress

The winner of this year’s ‘Dance Your Ph.D.’ 2019-02-15 12:00:00Dance shows “unsociable” particles becoming “joyful” pairs

Reality check: Can cat poop cause mental illness? 2019-02-15 08:00:00Science breaks down the evidence on the link between Toxoplasma gondii and mental illness

Germany’s wolves are on the rise thanks to 2019-02-15 05:55:00Training reserves provide key early habitat for returning predators

Major medical journals don’t follow their own rules 2019-02-15 04:45:00Systemic look across papers finds that letters pointing out problems are often rejected

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Update: U.S. science agencies see gains in final 2019-02-15 02:45:00Congress rejects deep cuts proposed by White House

Researchers hung men on a cross and added 2019-02-15 02:04:00Latest attempt to authenticate cloth—which dating tests have confirmed is a medieval fake—to be presented at forensic meeting

How far out can we forecast the weather? 2019-02-14 09:30:00Modern models reveal an upper limit of 2 weeks

You know kilo, mega, and giga. Is the 2019-02-14 09:00:00These are some of the proposed prefixes for incredibly big and small numbers

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How NASA's Opportunity Rover Made Mars Part of 2019-02-13 14:06:06After more than 15 years exploring the surface of Mars, the Opportunity rover has finally roved its last leg

How 18th-Century Writers Created the Genre of Popular 2019-02-13 09:00:00French writers such as Voltaire and Bernard le Bovier de Fontenelle helped shape the Enlightenment with stories of science

How a Love of Flowers Helped Charles Darwin 2019-02-12 10:22:47Though his voyage to the Galapagos and his work with finches dominate the narrative of the famed naturalist, he was, at heart, a botanist

Checking in on the Health and Vigor of 2019-02-12 06:00:00As clean-up milestones are registered by a recent assessment of the nation’s largest estuary, a Smithsonian geographer drops in on the region

Europe’s Megalithic Monuments Originated in France and Spread 2019-02-11 15:20:56The ancient burial structures, strikingly similar all across Europe and the mediterranean, have puzzled scientists and historians for centuries

The Reason These Poisonous Butterflies Don't Mate Is 2019-02-08 13:00:58Wing color and mate preference seem to be genetically bound, leading these tropical butterflies to only choose mates that look like them

Artificial Intelligence Study of Human Genome Finds Unknown 2019-02-08 08:30:00The genetic footprint of a "ghost population" may match that of a Neanderthal and Denisovan hybrid fossil found in Siberia

National Air and Space Museum Says Pardon Our 2019-02-07 11:30:53In need of a new facade, the museum undergoes top-to-bottom change, bringing state-of-the-art technology and 21st century stories into its exhibitions

Prehistoric Crocodile Cousin Crushed the Bones of Its 2019-02-06 12:02:20Fossilized feces filled with bone reveal the feeding habits of an ancient predator

Scientists Find a Possible Link Between Gut Bacteria 2019-02-05 08:00:00A new study identifies bacteria in the microbiome that could produce neurotransmitters and potentially influence activity in the brain

Astrophysicist Mercedes Lopez-Morales Is Grooming the Next Generation 2019-02-01 13:52:48"The Daily Show" correspondent Roy Wood, Jr. talks with the astrophysicist about adrenaline, fear, curiosity and attracting younger generations to s

Should the Himalayan Wolf Be Classified as a 2019-02-01 12:20:16Years of expeditions in the world's tallest mountain range reveal that Himalayan wolves have developed genetic adaptations to living at high altitude

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Medieval Letter Reveals Bawdy Nun Who Faked Her 2019-02-14 11:54:00Medieval nun fakes death to escape convent and enjoy a life of carnal lust. Sounds like the basis for a juicy novel, but this really happened during t

AI Sucks at Making Adorable Cat Photos, Clearly 2019-02-14 10:13:00When neural networks attempted to create images of cats, the results were cat-astrophic.

Why Can't NASA's Curiosity Rover Rescue Opportunity? 2019-02-14 06:40:00NASA has another mobile robot on Mars. Why not launch a rescue mission?

What Will Happen to the Opportunity Rover's Dead 2019-02-14 06:38:00NASA's Opportunity Rover has died on Mars. Now what?

How Do Emperor Penguin Dads Stop Their Eggs 2019-02-14 06:31:00These penguin dads are basically walking hot-water bottles.

In Photos: The Emperor Penguin's Beautiful and Extreme 2019-02-14 06:30:00Emperor penguins are the only penguin species that breeds on the frigid ice sheets of Antarctica in the dead of winter.

Here's Why a Perfect Heart Shape Showed Up 2019-02-14 06:24:00An unusual X-ray shows a cartoonish heart seemingly floating in a child's esophagus.

Remains of USS Hornet, Storied WWII Aircraft Carrier, 2019-02-14 01:13:00After a fierce battle in 1942, the USS Hornet succumbed to an onslaught from Japanese dive-bombers, torpedo planes and destroyers, which hit the ship

'Unicorn' Tarantula Wears a Weird Horn on Its 2019-02-13 11:27:00A new species of tarantula has something in common with the mythical unicorn — a prominent "horn."

Mars Rover Opportunity Is Dead After Record-Breaking 15 2019-02-13 09:52:00One of the great exploration stories of our time is officially over.

These Ancient Spider Fossils Still Have Silvery, Shimmering 2019-02-13 07:52:00Paleontologists working in South Korea found ancient spider fossils with mirrors in their eyes.

Did Great White Sharks Wipe Out the Giant 2019-02-13 07:32:00Teaser: A re-examination of the fossil record has produced a new theory of the super-fish's demise.

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New frog species discovered on remote Ethiopian mountain 2019-02-14 17:13:46 Biologists have discovered a new species of frog living among the forests on a remote mountain in Ethiopia.

Scientists use spacecraft's measurements to study solar wind 2019-02-14 15:25:38 With the help of a NASA probe, astrophysicists have uncovered the process by which energy is transferred between electromagnetic fields and plasma in

Orangutans make complex economic decisions 2019-02-14 14:43:33 According to a new study, orangutans make complex economic decisions related to tool usage.

Long-necked dinosaur with a heart-shaped tail discovered in 2019-02-14 10:51:56 Paleontologists have discovered a new dinosaur species with a heart-shaped tail. The dino is a relative of the titanosaurs, a group of long-necked sa

Scientists finally solved the mystery of the cassowary's 2019-02-14 09:43:48 Thanks to new research out of La Trobe University, the mystery of the southern cassowary's casque is solved.

Mars rover Opportunity declared dead after 15 years 2019-02-13 15:36:58 Opportunity's 15-year scientific mission is officially done, and so is the Martian rover.

Rare black panther photographed in Kenya 2019-02-13 14:19:52 Biologists have documented a black panther stalking the forests of Kenya -- a rarity.

Giant prehistoric shark Megalodon disappeared earlier than thought 2019-02-13 11:40:55 The giant predator shark megalodon went extinct some 3.6 million years ago, more than a million years earlier than previously thought.

CO2-capturing artificial leaves ready to leave the lab 2019-02-13 09:14:14 Thanks to a breakthrough design by researchers at UIC, artificial leaves are ready to leave the lab and make their debut in the real world.

Climate change could make Washington, D.C., feel like 2019-02-12 15:57:57 According to a new study detailing the impacts of global warming on U.S. cities, the nation's capital will feel like the Deep South in just 60 years

New tarantula species discovered with horn-like feature on 2019-02-12 14:10:06 Biologists have discovered a new tarantula species with a one-of-a-kind horn-like protuberance on the arachnid's back. The unusual spider was found

Sequencing of human gut genome reveals nearly 2,000 2019-02-12 11:20:22 Scientists at the European Molecular Biology Laboratory have identified nearly 2,000 previously unknown bacterial species living in the human gut.

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New Study Pushes Back Milky Way’s Dust-up with 2019-02-12 16:15:36By tracing stars in other galaxies, the Gaia satellite has helped astronomers understand the relative motions of the Milky Way's galactic siblings. T

New Astro Camera Spots Thousands of Celestial Flashes 2019-02-08 20:26:57 A vision from 70 years ago, the Zwicky Transient Facility has produced a wave of discoveries — but it’s only a hint of what’s to co

Hubble Sets Its Sights on the Ice Giants 2019-02-07 21:34:13New Hubble Space Telescope images reveal an expanded polar cap on Uranus and another mysterious dark vortex on Neptune. The post Hubble Sets Its Sight

Comet Iwamoto Ascends and Brightens 2019-02-06 13:27:02Comet Iwamoto is visible as a binocular target from a dark sky. Follow it this week as it passes from Virgo into Leo. The post Comet Iwamoto Ascends a

The Milky Way Is Warped in More Ways 2019-02-05 13:51:34Astronomers mapping out luminous stars across our galaxy's disk found that the Milky Way is warped — and multiple factors are twisting its shap

Taking Note of Molecules in Space 2019-02-04 08:35:37What do methylidyne, cyanamide, vinyl alcohol, and rugbyballene all have in common? They’re all molecules that have been detected in space &mdas

Curiosity Rover Exposes Mountain’s Origin 2019-02-01 10:17:39Scientists have used an innovative measure of Mars's gravity to reveal the origin of the mountain the rover is exploring. The post Curiosity Rover Ex

February Sky Tour: Dawn & Dusk Planets 2019-02-01 06:24:15February's Sky Tour podcast urges you to get outside early to gaze on three bright planets — then return in the evening to spot two more. The p

Did a Mars-size Body Bring Life-essential Elements to 2019-01-31 10:36:33Collision with a Mars-size body — the same body thought to have formed the Moon — might also have brought life-supporting volatile element

Amateur Scopes Help Find Planet Formation’s Missing Link 2019-01-30 17:16:54A surprisingly inexpensive setup of amateur equipment is helping astronomers on their quest to find Kuiper Belt objects of every size to better unders

What Quasar Cosmology Can Teach Us About Dark 2019-01-28 11:00:34Astronomers have found a way to turn quasars into standard candles, with potentially far-reaching implications for the nature of mysterious dark energ

60-second Astro News: Latest from Ultima Thule & 2019-01-25 13:25:31This week in astronomy news, see two stunning images — one from the edge of the solar system, the newest image of Ultima Thule, and the other fr


The View from Space Could Change the World, 2019-02-11 12:45:00Virgin Galactic wants to make the world a better place by giving a lot more people some much-needed perspective.

On This Day in Space! Feb. 11, 2010: 2019-02-11 12:31:00On Feb. 11, 2010, NASA launched a spacecraft to study the inner workings of the sun: the Solar Dynamics Observatory. See how it happened here in our O

NASA Center Director Nominated to Lead National Reconnaissance 2019-02-11 12:25:00The White House has nominated a longtime NASA center director and former acting administrator to be the next director of the National Reconnaissance O

SpaceX Dragon Crew Demo-1 Flight to Space Station: 2019-02-11 12:22:00Here's what you need to know about SpaceX's Crew Dragon astronaut taxi, its upcoming shakeout flight to the space station and the short-term future

Ultima Thule Beyond Pluto Is Flat Like a 2019-02-11 12:21:00The final photos that NASA's New Horizons spacecraft snapped of Ultima Thule during the probe's epic Jan. 1 flyby reveal the distant object to be mu

Some Assembly Required: Giant Next-Generation Space Telescopes Could 2019-02-11 12:21:00When it comes to telescopes, size matters.

After a Slow Start, Milky Way's Neighbors Have 2019-02-11 12:10:00As they prepare for their first lap around the Milky Way, our galaxy's nearest neighbors have shown a dramatic increase in star formation.

Geologists Figured Out Where the Most Remote Part 2019-02-11 05:29:00The Australian-Antarctic Ridge was expected to have emerged with the Pacific to its East. The real story was a surprise to geologists.

European Space Agency Celebrates Women in Science with 2019-02-11 04:31:00Coding will become even more important in space exploration as humans explore faraway places, says a Canadian astronaut candidate in a new video.

Campaign Launched to 'Revive the Saturn V' Vertical 2019-02-11 04:22:00The U.S. Space & Rocket Center in Alabama has launched an effort to return its one-of-a-kind standing replica of the Saturn V moon rocket to its l

A Comet, Meteor, Nebula and the Pleiades Combine 2019-02-11 04:06:00A deep-space panorama shows Comet 46P/Wirtanen, the Pleiades star cluster and a meteor crossing in front of the California Nebula.

SpaceX's Raptor Engine Hits Power Level for Starship 2019-02-11 04:03:00A test fire of SpaceX's newest engine reached the power level necessary for the company's next round of rocket designs, CEO Elon Musk said on Twitte


Ride out Climate Change in This $5.5 Million 2019-02-15 17:18:59 Luxury Living In 2017 we wrote about Arkup, a company designing “hurricane-proof” livable yachts powered by solar energy and capable of o

Scientists May Have Finally Found the Universe’s Missing 2019-02-15 16:55:35 Spotted When scientists calculate how much matter ought to exist in the universe, their estimates always vastly exceeded the amount of matter th

Drones Just Shut Down Another Huge Airport 2019-02-15 16:31:36 Brief Delays A drone sighting has once again shut down a major airport while officials scrambled to figure out what was going on. This time, the

Scientist Defends Controversial Cloning of Gene-Edited Monkeys 2019-02-15 16:14:44 Primate Problem In January, we reported on a controversial video featuring five newborn monkeys, all of which are clones of a single m

Tesla’s Anti-ICEing System Just Got an Upgrade 2019-02-15 15:43:20 ICEd Out In early January, news broke that certain drivers of internal combustion engine (ICE) vehicles were blocking electric vehicle (EV)

A Philosopher Is Trying to Figure out What 2019-02-15 15:30:05 Converging Theories Black holes remain mysterious. It was huge news, back in October, when astronomers did as little as actually confirming that ther

CRISPR Could Make You Immune to the Flu 2019-02-15 15:28:06 Flu Vaccine Vaccines for bacterial and viral infections are extremely difficult to develop. But thanks to gene-editing, we could soon be able to

Anti-Aging Drug That Kills Old Cells Passes First 2019-02-15 11:42:18 Cleaning House Not all damaged cells die. Some stick around as senescent cells, unable to divide but still able to produce chemical signals 

China Is Building a Solar Power Station in 2019-02-15 11:30:19 Front Row Seats China’s Academy of Space Technology is working on an orbital power plant that would capture solar energy in space and beam it b

Watch This Epic “Trailer” for the Commercial Lunar 2019-02-15 11:26:41 Rotating Space Station Welcome on board the Von Braun Rotating Space Station. At least, that’s what the Gateway Foundation is envisioning.

CA Governor Wants Tech Companies to Pay People 2019-02-15 09:50:04 One For All Californians may soon get a cut of the proceeds when tech giants like Facebook sell their personal data. Governor Gavin Newsom announced

Bill Gates Funds Tiny Robot Surgeons That Operate 2019-02-15 09:37:19 Dr. Robot Vicarious Surgical’s plan for healthcare sounds like a twist on “The Magic School Bus.” Take a tiny humanoid robot w

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