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Rapid Climate Change Wiped Out Woolly Mammoths, Study 2021-10-20 17:26:31In a large-scale environmental DNA metagenomic study of ancient plant and mammal communities, an international team of researchers have analyzed 535 p

Two New Species of Limbless Skinks Discovered in 2021-10-20 16:09:33Scientists have identified two new species of snake-shaped burrowing skinks (genus Anomalopus) living in mid-eastern Queensland, eastern Australia. An

Feline Antimicrobial Bacterium May Help Fight Difficult-to-Treat Animal 2021-10-20 14:48:18Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus pseudintermedius (MRSP) is an important emerging zoonotic pathogen that causes severe skin infections. In new res

NASA’s Perseverance Rover Records Martian Sounds 2021-10-20 13:45:43NASA’s Perseverance rover carries two microphones which are directly recording sounds on Mars, including wind gusts, rover wheels crunching over

Mysterious Gap Existed within Solar System’s Protoplanetary Disk, 2021-10-20 12:20:01Around 4.567 billion years ago, our Solar System harbored a gap within the protoplanetary disk, near the location where the main asteroid belt resides

TESS Finds Pulsating White Dwarf in TW Pictoris 2021-10-19 17:23:50The white dwarf observed by NASA’s Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) is a member of the binary system TW Pictoris and is known to be

Impressive Crusader Sword Found in Israel 2021-10-19 16:35:47Several ancient artifacts, including a 900-year-old sword of a Crusader knight, have been discovered by Shlomi Katzin, a scuba diver from the city of

Researchers Create Self-Reconfigurable Swarms of Multi-Legged Robots 2021-10-19 15:16:50A team of U.S. researchers has developed a reconfigurable swarm of identical low-cost four-legged robots — with directionally flexible legs and

Scientists Create Maps of Titan’s Hydrocarbon Rivers and 2021-10-19 13:08:18Planetary researchers have mapped all observable fluvial features on Saturn’s hazy moon Titan — excluding those in the highly incised laby

Solar System May Be Surrounded by Tunnel-Like Magnetic 2021-10-19 11:52:18The North Polar Spur and the Fan Region are two bright, large-scale radio structures that are seen on opposite sides of the sky. According to new rese

Astronomer Discovers Ancient Binary Open Cluster in Milky 2021-10-18 17:04:08An open cluster called NGC 1605 is in fact two merging open clusters with evidence of tidal streams, according to new research by Professor Denilso Ca

Venus Never Had Oceans, New Study Suggests 2021-10-18 14:49:26New research led by the Observatoire astronomique de l’Université de Genève suggests that water never condensed and that, conseque

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Why We Share Stories of Local Ghosts 2021-10-20 13:00:00Since ancient times, communities have circulated tales of nearby spirits that are attached to specific spaces and carry memorable moral lessons. Often

Why Our Inner Clocks May Benefit from Stressed-Out 2021-10-20 12:00:00Fruits and veggies provide us with powerful compounds called polyphenols that influence the body’s inner rhythms. They could someday deliver inn

Why Scary Music Sounds, Well, Scary 2021-10-20 09:00:00Horror movie soundtracks might draw on the most familiar expression of terror that we know.

Best Smart Mattress 2021-10-20 01:00:00Ghost SmartBed vs Sleep Number vs Eight Sleep

5 Interesting Facts About Chemist Percy Julian 2021-10-19 12:30:00Percy Julian isn’t a household name, but he should be.

5 Mysterious Facts About Sleep Paralysis 2021-10-19 11:00:00Plus: Some techniques to help put your fears to rest.

Turning Lead Into Gold 2021-10-19 09:00:00The alchemists’ goal of nuclear transmutation has been achieved, but not in the way they thought.

Buy Delta 8 THC Online: 10 Best Products 2021-10-19 01:00:00

Three of History’s Most Scandalous Exhumations 2021-10-18 23:00:00Political enemies have long dug up famous figures’ remains as vengeance.

5 Fast and Furious Facts About The Lives 2021-10-18 18:00:00Spartacus was real, and so were female gladiators.

5 Weird and Wild Animals You've (Probably) Never 2021-10-18 15:00:00These threatened species include living fossils, scaly mammals, and the biggest rodent ever.

Cities Built on Secret Cemeteries 2021-10-18 14:00:00As urban centers expanded, city planners solved a grave problem with imperfect solutions.

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Climate Change Poses a Widening Threat to National 2021-10-21 23:45:25Intelligence and defense agencies issued reports warning that the warming planet will increase strife between countries and spur migration.

Fossil Fuel Drilling Plans Undermine Climate Pledges, U.N. 2021-10-21 23:18:39Countries are planning to produce more than twice as much oil, gas and coal through 2030 as would be needed if governments want to limit global warmin

Dying Satellite, Not U.F.O. or Meteor, Likely Caused 2021-10-21 22:16:42The fiery trail astonished viewers in Ohio, Michigan and Indiana, but a Russian military spacecraft was the probable source.

C.D.C. Recommends Covid Booster Shots for Millions of 2021-10-21 21:40:51Recipients of the Moderna and the J.&J. vaccines may receive extra doses, although the shots continue to prevent illness and death.

N.I.H. Says Bat Research Group Failed to Submit 2021-10-21 20:33:59The federal agency told a G.O.P. House member that it had notified EcoHealth Alliance, a group criticized for its U.S.-funded work with Wuhan scientis

Dinosaurs May Have Been Socializing Nearly 200 Million 2021-10-21 17:31:33A trove of fossilized eggs and skeletons in Argentina revealed that some dinosaurs likely traveled in herds and socialized by age.

Tuskless Elephants Escape Poachers, but May Evolve New 2021-10-21 16:28:36Scientists identified the genes that played a role in many female elephants of Mozambique’s Gorongosa National Park being born without tusks.

La Niña Weather Pattern Likely to Prolong Western 2021-10-21 15:34:53The climate pattern may also bring some relief to Northern California and the Pacific Northwest this winter.

Pain Doctor Accused of Sexually Assaulting Patients Faces 2021-10-21 14:36:46Ricardo Cruciani, a former pain management physician, already faces state charges. Each of the federal charges carries a maximum sentence of 20 years.

South Korea’s First Homemade Rocket Lifts Off but 2021-10-21 14:30:17The country aspires to be a leader in space technology, with plans to land an uncrewed craft on the moon by 2030. President Moon Jae-in said the initi

In a First, Surgeons Attached a Pig Kidney 2021-10-21 14:28:47A kidney grown in a genetically altered pig functions normally, scientists reported. The procedure may open the door to a renewable source of desperat

The Webb Telescope’s Latest Stumbling Block: Its Name 2021-10-21 12:27:10The long-awaited successor to the Hubble Space Telescope is scheduled to launch in December. But the NASA official for whom it is named has been accus

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Spending time in nature promotes early childhood development 2021-10-21 12:10:16Want to ensure your child hits their expected developmental milestones? New research suggests living in areas with high exposure to green-space can he

Northern lakes warming six times faster in the 2021-10-21 12:10:02Lakes in the Northern Hemisphere are warming six times faster since 1992 than any other time period in the last 100 years, new research has found.

Africa-wide great ape assessment reveals human activity, not 2021-10-21 12:09:49The first-ever Africa-wide assessment of great apes -- gorillas, bonobos and chimpanzees -- finds that human factors, including roads, population dens

Tap water produces a protective shield against microplastics 2021-10-21 12:09:32Tap water produces a natural protective shield against harmful microplastics, which can help prevent household products such as plastic kettles from r

Early dinosaurs may have lived in social herds 2021-10-21 12:09:21Scientists believe they have found the earliest evidence for complex herd behavior in dinosaurs. Researchers say Mussaurus patagonicus may have lived

A new Earth bombardment model 2021-10-21 12:09:05A team has updated its asteroid bombardment model of the Earth with the latest geologic evidence of ancient, large collisions. These models have been

Some of the world’s oldest rubies linked to 2021-10-21 08:46:08While analyzing some of the world's oldest colored gemstones, researchers discovered carbon residue that was once ancient life, encased in a 2.5 bill

New galaxy images reveal a fitful start to 2021-10-20 20:37:07New images have revealed detailed clues about how the first stars and structures were formed in the Universe and suggest the formation of the Galaxy g

African grey parrots may have better self-control than 2021-10-20 20:37:04African grey parrots may be better able than macaws to delay gratification -- rejecting an immediate reward in favour of a better one in the future --

First dinosaur era crab fully preserved in amber 2021-10-20 15:02:53Researchers describe the first crab from the Cretaceous dinosaur era preserved in amber. The study used micro CT to examine and describe Cretapsara at

Changing ocean currents are driving extreme winter weather 2021-10-20 14:00:42Slower ocean circulation as the result of climate change could intensify extreme cold weather in the U.S., according to new research.

How an enriched environment fires up our synapses 2021-10-20 14:00:23Processing of sensory impressions and information depends very much on how the synapses in our brain work. A team has now shown how lipid and protein

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Disturbing Answers to the Mystery of Tuskless Female 2021-10-21 14:00:00When poaching abounds, a genetic trait for tusklessness is selected for -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

Pandemic Economic Recovery Could Worsen Climate Change Health 2021-10-21 13:00:00By continuing to subsidize fossil fuels, recovery plans could exacerbate threats from diseases like malaria, cholera and dengue fever -- Read more on

An Unblinking History of the Conservation Movement 2021-10-21 10:00:00In her new book, Beloved Beasts: Fighting for Life in an Age of Extinction, journalist and author Michelle Nijhuis looks into the past of th

What Dune Should Teach Us about the Beauty 2021-10-21 07:30:00There are deep-rooted connections between sustainable deserts and a sustainable future -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

This Simple Experiment Could Challenge Standard Quantum Theory 2021-10-21 06:45:00Measuring the time it takes particles to travel between two points may offer the best-yet test for Bohmian mechanics -- Read more on ScientificAmerica

Fossil Fuel Development to Exceed Global Climate Targets 2021-10-20 14:15:00Planned oil, gas and coal production is not in line with countries’ pledges to reduce greenhouse gas emissions -- Read more on ScientificAmerica

Electoral Engineering and the Freedom to Vote 2021-10-20 12:30:00Securing basic voting rights should take priority over more elaborate reforms -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

How Airborne Microplastics Affect Climate Change 2021-10-20 12:00:00Like other aerosols, these tiny particles scatter and absorb sunlight, influencing Earth’s temperature -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

Four Success Stories in Gene Therapy 2021-10-20 11:30:00The field is beginning to fulfill its potential. These therapies offer a glimpse of what’s to come -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

How Can an Elephant Squeak Like a Mouse? 2021-10-20 10:00:00New research using a camera that can “see" sound” shows some elephants can produce high-pitched buzzing with their lips. -- Rea

The Quest to Overcome Gene Therapy's Failures 2021-10-20 09:00:00Tragic side effects plagued the field’s early years, but researchers are finding ways to minimize the risks -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.c

Will Giving COVID Booster Shots Make It Harder 2021-10-20 08:00:00Wealthy countries have bought up most of the available vaccine doses for booster shots but still have far more than they need -- Read more on Scientif

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Earthquakes boost tree growth 2021-10-21 07:20:00Short-term fertilizing effect leaves signatures in wood cells

Civil war drove these elephants to lose their 2021-10-21 01:15:00As ivory poachers wiped out herds, tuskless elephants became more common

NIH says grantee failed to report experiment in 2021-10-21 00:15:00EcoHealth Alliance violated terms of grant, according to letter to House Republicans

Golden mussels are devastating South American rivers. The 2021-10-20 22:00:00Invasive mollusk is quickly spreading through Brazil, choking out native species and clogging hydropower plants

News at a glance: COVID-19’s toll on TB 2021-10-20 22:00:00The latest in science and policy

First Viking settlement in North America dated to 2021-10-20 07:15:00Felled trees and cosmic rays reveal when L’Anse aux Meadows was occupied

Ancient DNA reveals the long-sought homeland of modern 2021-10-20 07:00:00Bronze Age riders trotted out their new mounts in the western Eurasian steppe

Physicist-turned-climate adviser says developing countries will be seeking 2021-10-20 07:00:00Bill Hare says vulnerable nations need debt relief, grants, and donations

Hunt begins for ancient Antarctic ice—and clues to 2021-10-19 22:30:00Six teams plan to drill cores that could shed light on warm climates 1.5 million years ago

Red blood cells may be immune sentinels 2021-10-19 22:00:00Oxygen-carrying cells also capture DNA from pathogens and damaged cells

University offers to rehire professor acquitted of hiding 2021-10-18 05:10:00Supporters of Anming Hu have decried his treatment by the University of Tennessee

Science’s Dance Your Ph.D. contest is now open, 2021-10-18 04:00:00This year’s competition is adding a special category for machine learning

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Plastics Make Beaches Hotter During the Day and 2021-10-05 12:54:11A study of remote islands shows that debris alters sand temperatures

How Indigenous Stories Helped Scientists Understand the Origin 2021-10-04 13:01:00Legends spurred researchers to form a theory about Makin Island's distinctively out-of-place rocks

X-Ray Technology Reveals Marie Antoinette's Censored Secret Correspondence 2021-10-01 14:00:00A combination of the chemical analysis and advanced data processing used could reveal many more lost writings or drawings

This Molecule Could Be the Key to Understanding 2021-09-30 09:29:34Neuroscientists identified the molecule that persists in the brain—and showed how to disarm it in mice

Ode to an Orca 2021-09-29 09:25:46A photographer takes the plunge into forbidding waters off Norway for an extraordinary encounter with orcas

The National Weather Service Began as a Crowdsourcing 2021-09-28 12:53:01Smithsonian Secretary Joseph Henry used an army of volunteers in what would eventually become the nation's weather forecasting operation

Why Do Pilot Whales Chase Killer Whales Near 2021-09-27 09:16:57Scientists are working to understand the strange inter-cetacean conflict

Vampire Bats Call Out to Friends to Share 2021-09-23 14:24:53After they prep bite sites to lap the blood out of live cows, females invite their roostmates to join them

Genetic Study Maps When and How Polynesians Settled 2021-09-22 11:00:00Mysterious stone figures on far-flung islands may have been erected by descendants of seafaring explorers from the same archipelago

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Deadly bacteria found in aromatherapy spray sold at New! 2021-10-22 17:43:00Walmart is recalling nearly 4,000 bottles from this line of aromatherapy spray products.

After rampant ivory poaching, some African elephants lost New! 2021-10-22 15:36:34For some elephants, survival meant ditching their tusks. Now they are slowly getting them back.

Home workout ideas New! 2021-10-22 15:02:52Specialized home workout ideas for you to try in the comfort of your own home.

Jupiter hit by another space rock in rare New! 2021-10-22 14:04:11It's tough to be the biggest planet in the solar system, and this fall Jupiter is taking a beating.

Weird stellar remnant may be from one of New! 2021-10-22 13:00:27Astronomers recently identified an unusual star that most likely formed from the hypernova remains of one of the universe's first stars.

Human heart: Anatomy, function & facts New! 2021-10-22 09:07:31The human heart is an organ that pumps blood throughout the body via the circulatory system.

How are alligators and crocodiles different? New! 2021-10-22 08:25:28Discover what separates alligators and crocodiles and how you can tell them apart.

Earth's spin has slowed. But we still may New! 2021-10-22 08:02:38After speeding up during 2020, the Earth's spin had settled down. A negative leap second may still be needed in the next decade.

The Maya: History, civilization & gods New! 2021-10-22 08:01:29The Maya civilization stretched throughout Central America and reached its peak during the first millennium A.D.

Earth may be trapped inside a giant magnetic New! 2021-10-22 07:49:52Scientists made the startling discovery by plugging radio wave observations into a brand-new computer model.

Blackened mummy cake found intact 79 years after New! 2021-10-22 07:01:01A cake that was scorched by WWII-era bombs — but remained intact — was recently discovered by archaeologists in Germany

Baby octopuses grow hundreds of temporary organs, then New! 2021-10-22 07:00:00Hatchling octopuses are born with tiny, temporary organs that look like microscopic brooms. Researchers may finally have an idea what they do.

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International Observe the Moon Night 2021 2021-10-15 11:35:10Join fellow lunar enthusiasts all over the world in celebrating the Moon this weekend. The post International Observe the Moon Night 2021 appeared fir

This Week's Sky at a Glance, October 15 2021-10-15 04:44:00The gibbous Moon shines under Jupiter and Saturn, then waxes to full under the Great Square of Pegasus. Cassiopeia stands on end high in the northeast

Two Impacts, Not Just One, May Have Formed 2021-10-14 10:38:46The Moon may have formed in a one-two punch, new simulations suggest. The post Two Impacts, Not Just One, May Have Formed The Moon appeared first on S

How Bright Will Comet Leonard Get? 2021-10-13 12:19:24We examine circumstances and expectations for the current apparition of Comet Leonard, which may become the year's brightest comet. The post How Brig

Pittsburgh Goes Dark: Could This New Dark-Sky Ordinance 2021-10-12 11:16:16The city's parks, facilities, and streetlights will all get dark-sky-friendly lighting, but is it too early for amateur astronomers to get excited?

New Horizons Discovers Kuiper Belt "Twins" 2021-10-08 13:59:16New Horizons has spotted two asteroid pairs in the outer solar system. Their existence sheds light on how planets formed. The post New Horizons Discov

Celebrate Fall Astronomy Day This Weekend 2021-10-08 13:01:20Saturday, October 9, 2021, is this fall’s Astronomy Day! The post Celebrate Fall Astronomy Day This Weekend appeared first on Sky & Telesco

This Week's Sky at a Glance, October 8 2021-10-08 05:13:00The crescent Moon returns to the evening sky, passing Venus, then the Saturn and Jupiter pair. Venus itself passes Delta Sco and then Antares. Auroras

China's Lunar Samples Confirm Late Volcanism, Pose New 2021-10-07 14:35:57China's Chang'e 5 mission returned pieces of the Moon in a technological feat last year. Now, scientists are publishing the first analyses of those

Plutonian Mounts Aren’t Ice Volcanoes 2021-10-06 14:35:33Careful study of data from the New Horizons mission indicates that an iconic, caldera-looking feature isn’t what it seems. The post Plutonian Mo

Did Astronomers See a Distant, Dying Star? Or 2021-10-04 12:06:37What seemed a lucky break — the discovery of a gamma-ray burst in the most distant known galaxy — might instead be the flash of passing sp

BepiColombo to Fly By Mercury Tonight 2021-10-01 12:07:08BepiColombo is set to make the first of several flybys past Mercury on Friday, October 1st. The post BepiColombo to Fly By Mercury Tonight appeared fi

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New Weapon From China Reportedly Causes Satellites to New! 2021-10-22 15:39:42Anti-Satellite Weapons A team of scientists in China have created a device that uses explosives to destroy enemy satellites.  The weapon can be i

NASA Completes Assembly of Rocket for Upcoming Moon New! 2021-10-22 14:10:48Mega-Moon Rocket NASA has completed stacking the massive rocket that it will send to the Moon as part of the Artemis I mission.  The agency fully

Go Pro With the New Apple AirPods 3 New! 2021-10-22 14:00:52Apple’s AirPods 3 are hitting shelves next week. They promise to combine many of the cutting-edge features from the AirPods Pro.

Scientists Built an AI to Give Ethical Advice, New! 2021-10-22 12:29:25We’ve all been in situations where we had to make tough ethical decisions. Well, why not outsource that decision to a machine-learning algorithm

New Brain Implant Lets Blind Patient See Without New! 2021-10-22 11:45:05Scientists in Spain have successfully created an implant that allowed a blind patient to see by directly stimulating her brain’s visual cortex.

US Embarrassingly Fails Hypersonic Test Days After Chinese New! 2021-10-22 10:36:28Booster Fail Well, this is embarrassing.  Mere days after reports alleged that China successfully launched a nuclear-capable hypersonic missile t

Use Natural Light To Guide Your Way With New! 2021-10-22 08:21:06As we’ve learned more about bioluminescence,  it seems to be everywhere in the natural world. There are even sharks that glow in the dark a

Defend The Galaxy With 26% Off This Laser 2021-10-21 18:17:50We all want to wield a lightsaber, and slowly but surely, citizen scientists and engineers are making it happen. But if cracking open industrial laser

SpaceX Finally Installs “Robot Chopsticks” to Catch Super 2021-10-21 16:28:00Robot Chopsticks After much anticipation, SpaceX has finally installed its “robot chopsticks” on the Super Heavy booster launch tower. The

MacBook Pro 2021: Apple Unveils 14- and 16-Inch 2021-10-21 16:00:07After months of rumors, leaks and speculation, Apple has finally revealed the first truly “Pro” Apple Silicon devices: 14-inch and 16-inch

Man Takes Selfie Right as Volcano Explodes Behind 2021-10-21 15:46:11Mt. Aso A Japanese man might have gotten the selfie of a lifetime when he allegedly snapped a picture of himself as a volcano was erupting behind him.

Oh Great, MIT Has Taught Its Robotic Cheetah 2021-10-21 14:18:17Mini Cheetah The MIT engineers are at it again — this time, they’ve created a robotic cheetah that knows how to leap. The designers instal

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