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Perseverance Snaps 360-Degree Panorama of Mars 2021-02-25 17:10:18The 360-degree panorama (high-resolution .tif image) was created from 142 individual images taken on February 21, 2021 (Sol 3) using Mastcam-Z, a mast

360,000-Year-Old DNA Sheds New Light on Evolutionary History 2021-02-25 16:02:53An international team of researchers has extracted and sequenced DNA from a 360,000-year-old petrous bone of the extinct cave bear Ursus kudarensis fo

NASA’s Parker Solar Probe Returns Spectacular Image of 2021-02-25 15:12:15The new image was taken by the Wide-field Imager for Parker Solar Probe (WISPR) during the close flyby of the second planet from the Sun on July 11, 2

Heavy Coffee Consumption May Increase Cardiovascular Disease Risk 2021-02-25 13:51:49Long-term heavy coffee consumption (six or more cups a day) may lead to unfavourable lipid (fat) profile, which could potentially increase individuals

Supermassive Black Holes Could Form from Dark Matter 2021-02-24 16:09:42Theoretical physicists from Italy, Spain and Argentina propose a new mechanism for the creation of supermassive black holes from dark matter. Standard

Scientists Demonstrate Two-Way Communication with Dreaming Persons during 2021-02-24 14:38:08New research from Northwestern University shows that individuals who are asleep and in the midst of a lucid dream — aware of the fact that they

Researchers Sequence Mitochondrial Genome of Early Dog from 2021-02-24 13:18:21Scientists have extracted and sequenced mitochondrial DNA from a partial femur of an ancient dog that lived in Alaska 10,150 years ago. Their results,

Astrophysicists Detect High-Energy Neutrino from Tidal Disruption Event 2021-02-24 11:47:28The majority of supermassive black holes lie dormant and starved of fuel; these hidden giants can be temporarily illuminated when an unlucky star pass

Daily Caffeine Intake Induces Changes in Gray Matter, 2021-02-24 08:33:19Caffeine, a psychostimulant commonly used to combat high sleep pressure on a daily basis, alters gray matter structures; however, the effect appears t

Large Galaxies Strip Molecular Gas from Their Satellites 2021-02-23 18:00:53A research team led by International Centre for Radio Astronomy Research (ICRAR) astronomers has studied the molecular-gas content of nearby massive g

Springhares Glow Orange and Red under Ultraviolet Light 2021-02-23 15:05:38Scientists have discovered a vivid porphyrin-based biofluorescence in two species of springhares, Pedetes capensis and Pedetes surdaster. Springhares

Aquatic Planets are Common in Our Milky Way 2021-02-23 14:08:40In a study published in the journal Science Advances, a team of European astronomers shows that water can be delivered to a terrestrial planet in the

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The Ice Caps Are Melting. Will They Ever 2021-02-23 13:06:00We’re unlikely to see an iceless planet any time soon. But even modest decreases in ice have big consequences.

Queen Kubaba: The Tavern Keeper Who Became the 2021-02-23 08:35:00Some 4,500 years ago, a woman rose to power and reigned over one of the largest civilizations in ancient Mesopotamia.

The 13 Best CBD Pills: Complete Buyer’s Guide 2021-02-23 01:00:00

ProstaStream Reviews - Scam Complaints or Ingredients Really 2021-02-23 01:00:00

What Are Macronutrients and Why Do People Keep 2021-02-22 16:30:00Not to be confused with micronutrients, proteins, carbohydrates and fats are the “macros” that make up your diet. Here's what this means

Will the COVID-19 Vaccine Work As Well in 2021-02-22 13:45:00More than 70% of the U.S. population suffers from excess weight or obesity and are at high-risk for COVID-19. Researchers are now trying to deter

10 Best Fish Oil Supplements for Sale 2021-02-22 01:00:00

Apophis: Doomsday Asteroid, or Just a Passing Space 2021-02-20 11:00:00The asteroid Apophis is about to make its close flyby of Earth. And astronomers want to get a good look at it while they can.

What Does Wind Chill Mean, Exactly? 2021-02-19 16:46:00Though often talked about as the "feels like" temperature, wind chill involves a lot more than just how you feel outside.

What Your Sense of Humor Says About Your 2021-02-19 15:35:00According to researchers, humor comes in four types. Which of these you lean towards can act as a window into your psychological well-being.

Is Vaping Healthier Than Smoking? Here's What One 2021-02-19 09:00:00Vaping is often touted as a less harmful alternative to smoking. Is that true?

Continental Drift: A Revolutionary Theory That Was Once 2021-02-18 19:49:00In the early 20th century, one man withstood a lifetime of ridicule to uphold the revolutionary idea that land masses move.

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A Better Way to Zap Our Brains 2021-02-25 17:08:37New research suggests that stimulating neurons in the brain can address psychological issues with surprising speed and precision.

Climate Threats Could Mean Big Jumps in Insurance 2021-02-25 14:19:33The federal government is revising rates for flood coverage on April 1. New data suggests premiums need to increase sharply for some homes.

The Outsized Influence of Teen T. Rex and 2021-02-25 14:00:11A deep dive into dinosaur data suggests that teenage T. rexes and other juvenile carnivores shaped their ecosystems.

A New Coronavirus Variant Is Spreading in New 2021-02-25 12:06:58The variant contains a mutation thought to help the virus dodge the immune system, scientists said.

Children Are Consuming Hand Sanitizer. Here’s How to 2021-02-25 12:01:05During the pandemic, there was a dramatic increase in exposures to hand sanitizer reported among kids under 6, U.S. poison center data shows.

Manatees May Carry Half a Million Microscopic Hitchhikers 2021-02-25 11:00:43Unexpected species of nematodes, some of them new to science, were found living on the skin of the marine mammals.

For Travel, a Sustainable Comeback? 2021-02-25 09:56:02From a newly certified Whale Heritage Site to scenic byways for electric cars, five new initiatives suggest the travel industry may be envisioning a m

For Shielding Endangered Neighbors, Pandas Make Flimsy Umbrellas 2021-02-25 05:00:24A new study challenges a common hypothesis about how protecting charismatic species also conserves animals that are less well known.

F.D.A. Analyses Find Johnson & Johnson Vaccine Works 2021-02-24 21:19:13F.D.A. studies show the shot strongly protects against severe illness and may reduce spread of the virus. But the drugmaker has fallen short of initia

Haaland, With a Key Vote in Her Column, 2021-02-24 19:07:50Senator Joe Manchin III, who oversees the confirmation hearing, said he would support Representative Deb Haaland, President Biden’s nominee to l

Woman Dies After Getting Covid-19 From Transplanted Lungs 2021-02-24 18:55:21In what appears to be the first case of its kind, a pair of donated lungs led to Covid-19 in an organ recipient, according to doctors at the Universit

Johnson & Johnson’s Vaccine Works Well and May 2021-02-24 18:50:37F.D.A. studies show the shot strongly protects against severe illness and may reduce spread of the virus. But the drugmaker has fallen short of initia

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Measuring the tRNA world New! 2021-02-26 14:04:55Transfer RNAs (tRNAs) deliver specific amino acids to ribosomes during translation of messenger RNA into proteins. The abundance of tRNAs can therefor

Quantum quirk yields giant magnetic effect, where none New! 2021-02-26 14:04:53In a twist befitting the strange nature of quantum mechanics, physicists have discovered the Hall effect -- a characteristic change in the way electri

Exposure to diverse career paths can help fill New! 2021-02-26 13:55:34When Patrick Rottinghaus began college, he had no idea what he wanted to do with his career. He started out as an "Open" major while he explored pos

Engineering the boundary between 2D and 3D materials New! 2021-02-26 13:55:31For practical applications, two-dimensional materials such as graphene must at some point connect with the ordinary world of 3D materials. Researchers

Considering disorder and cooperative effects in photon escape New! 2021-02-26 13:54:35Scientists aim to numerically investigative the roles of cooperative effects and disorder in photon escape rates from a cold atomic gas to construct a

Light-emitting tattoo engineered New! 2021-02-26 12:13:19The technology, which uses organic light-emitting diodes (OLEDs), is applied in the same way as water transfer tattoos. That is, the OLEDs are fabrica

Investigating dense plasmas with positron waves New! 2021-02-26 12:13:17Scientists assess the dynamics of positron acoustic waves (PAWS) in EPI plasmas whilst under the influence of magnetic fields, or magnetoplasmas.

Pioneering prehistoric landscape reconstruction reveals early dinosaurs lived New! 2021-02-26 12:13:06A new study using leading edge technology has shed surprising light on the ancient habitat where some of the first dinosaurs roamed in the UK around 2

Artificial microswimmers slow down and accumulate in low-fuel New! 2021-02-26 12:13:03A researcher has discovered that artificial microswimmers accumulate where their speed is minimized, an idea that could have implications for improvin

Genes identified that increase the risk of obesity New! 2021-02-26 12:13:00Scientists have identified 62 genes that lead to both higher levels of body fat but a lower risk of cardiovascular and metabolic diseases. These genes

A weak heart makes a suffering brain New! 2021-02-26 12:12:52Heart problems cause disturbed gene activity in the brain's memory center, from which cognitive deficits arise. Researchers at the DZNE come to this

Under climate stress, human innovation set stage for New! 2021-02-26 12:12:47Aridification in the central plains of China during the early Bronze Age did not cause population collapse, a result that highlights the importance of

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Coronavirus News Roundup: February 20–February 26 New! 2021-02-26 15:00:00Pandemic highlights for the week -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

COVID, Quickly, Episode 1: Vaccines, Variants and Diabetes New! 2021-02-26 12:00:00Today we begin a new podcast series: COVID, Quickly. Every two weeks, Scientific American’s senior health editors Tanya Lewis and

America's Immigration System Is a COVID Superspreader New! 2021-02-26 11:00:00ICE detention centers have some of the worst outbreaks in the country, endangering immigrants, staff and local communities -- Read more on ScientificA

'Saving the World' Inspires More Female Founders New! 2021-02-26 08:00:00How different messages motivate entrepreneurs -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

The COVID Zoom Boom Is Reshaping Sign Language New! 2021-02-26 06:45:00Deaf people are adapting signs to accommodate the limitations of video communication while working from home -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

Expert Opinion Can't Be Trusted if You Consult 2021-02-25 15:30:00The failure of the U.S. to respond appropriately to the pandemic could have been predicted if anyone had bothered to ask social scientists -- Read mor

Biden's COVID Plan Is Just a Beginning 2021-02-25 15:00:00The public health system needs wide-ranging reform to address weaknesses exposed by the pandemic -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

Machine Learning Pwns Old-School Atari Games 2021-02-25 15:00:00You can call it the ‘revenge of the computer scientist.’ An algorithm that made headlines for mastering the notoriously difficult Atari 26

Massive Google-Funded COVID Database Will Track Variants and 2021-02-25 14:00:00Open repository will give free access to more than 160 million data points with details about individual infections -- Read more on ScientificAmerican

How COVID Is Changing the Cold and Flu 2021-02-25 13:00:00Measures meant to tame the coronavirus pandemic are quashing influenza and most other respiratory diseases, which could have wide-ranging implications

How Climate Change May Influence Deadly Avalanches 2021-02-25 10:30:00Greater temperature swings and more intense rain and snow storms could alter avalanche dynamics -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

On the Other Side of That Pandemic Wall 2021-02-25 09:00:00Top things our brains need to help us get through the coming months -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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This complex microbial warfare is taking place in 2021-02-25 12:15:00Hungry fungus recruits bacteria and their viruses to snag prey

The first organism to use oxygen may have 2021-02-25 12:00:00Genetic evidence suggests microbes began to use oxygen about 3.1 billion years ago, long before the precious gas was plentiful

Male lyrebirds mimic mobbing flocks when having sex 2021-02-25 11:00:00Alarm call may trick females into thinking a predator is near

Journals singled out for favoritism 2021-02-25 10:05:00Prolific researchers found to publish up to 40% of some journals’ content

New, more inclusive journal policies ease author name 2021-02-25 05:21:00The shift will help researchers who change their names midcareer, including transgender scientists

Dutch research funding agency, paralyzed by ransomware attack, 2021-02-25 04:05:00Hackers seeking to extort Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research release confidential documents

Measuring Earth’s surface like never before, and the 2021-02-25 02:00:00On this week’s show: InSAR satellites see centimeter-size changes in Earth’s surface, and generating random numbers with a laser on a chip

Fleets of radar satellites are measuring movements on 2021-02-25 02:00:00With a surge in InSAR data, researchers are monitoring slipping faults, flowing ice, inflating volcanoes, and sinking croplands

Hungry teen dinosaurs crowded out their competitors 2021-02-25 02:00:00Study explains why ancient carnivores were tiny or huge, not medium-size

Bizarre, bloblike motion of microscopic creature may give 2021-02-24 06:00:00Choanoflagellates suggest the first animals could morph between swimming and crawling forms

How fairy circles form in Shanghai’s salt marshes 2021-02-23 11:10:00Competition for nutrients drives these fleeting patterns

After dramatic landing, Mars rover will probe ancient 2021-02-23 04:00:00Rocks drilled from crater floor could reveal how wet Mars was—and for how long

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The Great Canadian Polio Vaccine Heist of 1959 2021-02-24 07:00:00A theft more than 60 years ago shows how sought-after scarce vaccine doses have been in past epidemics

Ancient DNA Reveals the Oldest Domesticated Dog in 2021-02-23 19:01:00A 10,000-year-old dog bone was found in an Alaskan cave near a site with human remains

Could Astronauts Rear Fish on the Moon? 2021-02-23 12:07:20Researchers in France aim to boldly farm fish where no one has farmed fish before

Will We Ever Send Humans to Venus? 2021-02-23 09:00:00You’ve got questions. We’ve got experts

Lost For Half a Century, This Apollo-Era Rocket 2021-02-22 08:05:00Found in a hunt for asteroids, an old pal checks in on its way around the sun

Perseverance Kicks Off Elaborate Effort to Bring Mars 2021-02-22 08:00:00The decade-long mission requires dozens of glass tubes, two rovers and three more rocket launches, including the first from another planet

To Meet Ambitious Emissions Goals, Large Food Companies 2021-02-19 10:14:10But the logistics of moving farmers in their supply chains to regenerative agriculture practices can be complicated

Scientists Name Old Dinosaur for the Smithsonian 2021-02-19 09:56:38A new study has reclassified a fossil discovered in 1883 as a dicraeosaurid—a family of long-necked dinosaurs rarely found in North America

How 'Star Trek' Helped NASA Dream Big 2021-02-19 07:15:00And how NASA helped 'Star Trek' stand the test of time

Yes, You Should Still Wear a Mask After 2021-02-18 14:04:08Experts don’t yet know if Covid-19 vaccines prevent the virus’ spread—and it may take months to find out

Polar Bears Live on the Edge of the 2021-02-18 11:39:21On Hudson Bay's frigid shores, scientists track the animals to better understand how the environment is shaping their chances of survival

How the Rice's Whale Became a New Species 2021-02-18 08:00:00The intact skeleton of a washed-up whale gave scientists the final pieces of evidence needed to make the designation

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New coronavirus variant in NYC has vaccine-evading mutation 2021-02-25 16:34:59It has a mutation that may help the coronavirus partially evade COVID-19 vaccines.

Perseverance rover snaps gorgeous HD panorama of Mars 2021-02-25 16:07:18Perseverance has captured a high-definition, 360-degree panorama of its surroundings on the floor of Mars' Jezero Crater, which harbored a lake and a

Why COVID-19 spreads more easily than SARS 2021-02-25 12:15:43The study researchers focused on the spike protein, the structure that allows coronaviruses to bind to and enter human cells.

Snakes insert their heads into living frogs' bodies 2021-02-25 10:41:17In two new studies, researchers identified more snakes that disembowel frogs to eat their organs, a gruesome habit that was only recently discovered.

1st time-lapse of rare moonflower blooming is stunning 2021-02-25 08:57:50The blooming process of a moonflower cactus has been captured on video for the first time and was watched by over 400,000 people online.

Greek ship carrying parts of the Parthenon is 2021-02-25 08:23:52The latest expedition by divers to the wreck of the Mentor, which sank just off the island of Kythera (also spelled Kithira and Kythira) in 1802, has

Ghost particle travels 750 million light-years, ends up 2021-02-25 07:00:18Astronomers spot two highly delayed signals from two different black holes tearing apart stars in their vicinity.

70,000 never-before-seen viruses found in the human gut 2021-02-25 07:00:00Hundreds of thousands of viruses can lurk in our guts — but how they impact our bodies is a mystery.

Ancient Egypt's Mona Lisa? An elaborately drawn extinct 2021-02-24 16:23:19Nearly five millennia ago, an artist inked an incredibly detailed painting of geese in the tomb of an Egyptian vizier and his wife.

Why rescuers are feeding turtles mayonnaise after a 2021-02-24 15:52:14The condiment helps break down the tar in the turtles' digestive tracts.

Flu shot facts & side effects 2021-02-24 15:42:39The seasonal flu shot is a yearly vaccine administered to protect against the flu, or influenza. In the United States, flu shots are recommended for e

Puppy born with 6 legs, 2 tails called 2021-02-24 14:46:33Despite her rare conditions, Skipper appears healthy and strong.

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Star-shredding Black Hole Makes Ghostlike Particle 2021-02-23 11:00:16A single high-energy neutrino may shed light on a star being swallowed by a supermassive black hole some 750 million light-years away. The post Star-s

Watch NASA's Perseverance Land in Jezero Crater on 2021-02-22 16:05:26NASA’s Perseverance rover is providing us with amazing views of its new home., including an amazing video of the sky-crane descent. The post Wat

First-detected Black Hole is More Massive Than We 2021-02-22 08:00:00A higher mass for Cygnus X-1, the first black hole to be discovered, challenges ideas about the evolution of massive stars. The post First-detected Bl

New Map of Ice on Mars Will Aid 2021-02-19 13:19:50Scientists have made a new and improved map of possible water-ice reservoirs on Mars. The post New Map of Ice on Mars Will Aid Future Crewed Missions

This Week's Sky at a Glance, February 19 2021-02-19 10:00:00Sirius the Dog Star blazes high in the southeast after dinnertime, the brightest star of Canis Major. Spot it lower left of Orion. The stars of Canis

Watch the Moon Journey Across the Winter Hexagon 2021-02-19 09:00:00About once a month this winter, we can watch the Moon take a four-day journey across a field of stars termed the "Winter Hexagon." The post Watch th

NASA’s Perseverance Arrives on Mars 2021-02-18 16:16:02NASA’s Perseverance rover, now safely on the floor of Jezero crater, will soon begin its search for evidence of past life on Mars. The post NASA

Watch Online: NASA's Perseverance Landing on Mars 2021-02-18 14:15:00One week from today, NASA's Perseverance rover will land on Mars. Find resources here — including broadcast of the landing itself. The post Wat

A Deep-sky Hippity-hop through Lepus, the Hare 2021-02-17 12:34:08Snare a dozen bright double stars and deep-sky objects in the celestial Hare the next clear night. We also provide details on how to watch the potenti

A Timeline for NASA’s Perseverance Landing on Mars 2021-02-16 16:31:00NASA’s Perseverance rover is set to land on Mars tomorrow in a complex but well-tested procedure — its very own "seven minutes of terror.

The Alignment of the Milky Way’s Entourage, Explained 2021-02-15 13:49:37Astronomers are starting to understand why the dwarf galaxies around the Milky Way are aligned along a plane. The post The Alignment of the Milky Way&

Planet-eating White Dwarfs, A Black Hole Cluster & 2021-02-12 16:36:41This week in astronomy news, astronomers found planet-eating white dwarfs, a cluster of black holes, and a "farfarout" object that's now the most d

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This Company Creates Personalized Vitamins Based on Your 2021-02-25 18:00:02 In an ideal world everybody would get all the nutrients they need, in exactly the right doses, from delicious, locally sourced, organic whole foods.

A Breakthrough: Actual Video of Space-Time Crystals 2021-02-25 16:23:22 For the first time ever, researchers were able to catch space-time crystals on camera using a transmission X-ray microscope. Time-crystals aren&rsquo

Look At This Horrifying Aircraft That Flaps Its 2021-02-25 16:10:50 A team of Russian engineers have built a horrifying new kind of aircraft that flies by flapping massive sets of wings, not unlike the gigantic robot

Sergey Brin’s Mega-Airship to Run Off Record-Breaking Hydrogen 2021-02-25 15:21:54 Hydrogen Airship Google co-founder Sergey Brin is working on an extremely ambitious project: a massive airship so big, it’d make the Hindenburg

Scientists Find Smoking Gun Evidence in Dinosaur-Killing Asteroid 2021-02-25 13:45:24 Decades — or tens of millions of years — later, depending on how you look at it, scientists believe they’ve finally reached a verdi

Bill Gates: You Should Probably Not Follow Elon 2021-02-25 13:31:53 It’s easy to get sucked up into the mania surrounding cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin and Dogecoin, which have been in the news lately as their p

This $4,500 EV Is Now Outselling Tesla in 2021-02-25 13:19:26 City Slicker A compact electric vehicle that sells in China for just $4,500 is vastly outselling Tesla’s vehicles in the country, the BBC repor

Anxiety Management Is Just a Tap Away With 2021-02-25 13:11:24 Anxiety is the most common mental health struggle in the US. Every year, 18% of us suffer from some form of it, according to the Anxiety & Depres

This Advanced N95 Mask Is Like a Personal 2021-02-25 13:00:10 If you thought the rollout of COVID-19 vaccines meant you’d be done wearing masks, we regret to inform you that you thought wrong. At this stag

Moderna Testing New Vaccine Designed to Protect Against 2021-02-25 12:07:38 Cambridge-based pharmaceutical Moderna has announced it has created the first batch its new COVID-19 vaccine that protects people against a deadly va

Whoops: Crypto Exchange Accidentally Sells Bitcoin at 88% 2021-02-25 11:34:07 Oops Philippines-based PDAX, Southeast Asia’s largest cryptocurrency exchange, just accidentally sold bitcoin at an incredible 88 percent disco

AI Will Give Perfectly Accurate Half-Assed Effort In 2021-02-25 11:12:12 We have horrible news. AI and its job-automating path of destruction just claimed another industry that’s kept many a university student afloat

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