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Super Spirals Spin Faster Than Expected, Astronomers Say 2019-10-18 14:03:56Super spirals are the most massive star-forming disk galaxies in the Universe. They are much larger, brighter, and more massive than our own Milky Way

Rocky Exoplanets Often Have Earth- and Mars-Like Internal 2019-10-18 10:26:51White dwarfs are dense, burned-out remnants of normal stars. Due to their strong gravitational pull, surface atmospheres of these ancient objects shou

Nearly Complete Specimen of Saurornitholestes langstoni Unearthed in 2019-10-18 09:37:09A fossil site in Canada has yielded the best-preserved specimen of the dromaeosaurid dinosaur Saurornitholestes langstoni ever found. First scientific

ALMA Finds Gas Waterfalls in Planet-Forming Disk around 2019-10-18 07:45:28At three locations in the protoplanetary disk around HD 163296, a young star located approximately 400 light-years away in the constellation Sagittari

Giant Dinosaurs Evolved Various Brain-Cooling Mechanisms: Study 2019-10-17 14:13:33Different groups of gigantic dinosaurs had different thermoregulatory strategies to help moderate brain temperatures in the face of high heat loads, a

Archaeologists Find Personal Equipment of Bronze Age Warrior 2019-10-17 12:35:57Archaeologists have unearthed a collection of 31 metal objects, including a bronze tool with a birch handle, a knife, a chisel, bronze cylinders, and

Arapaima Fish Scales are One of Nature’s Toughest 2019-10-17 11:45:56Arapaima gigas is a large Amazonian fish (weighing up to 150 kg) living primarily in seasonal lakes infested with ferocious piranhas. The freshwater g

ALMA Spots Counter-Rotating Disks around Supermassive Black Hole 2019-10-17 08:34:42Supermassive black holes, millions to billions of times the mass of our Sun, are found at the centers of galaxies. Many of these enormous objects are

Scientists Find Antimalarial Compounds in Amazonian Acai Berries 2019-10-17 07:10:57An international team of researchers from Brazil, the United States and Sweden has found that polyphenols found in berries of the açaí p

Hubble Captures Sharpest Image Yet of Interstellar Comet 2019-10-16 11:43:49The NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope has captured an amazing new photo of 2I/Borisov, the first known interstellar comet ever identified. 2I/Borisov, a

Scientists Reconstruct Geological History of Spain’s Giant Geode 2019-10-16 10:55:56In a paper published in the journal Geology, Dr. Juan Manuel García-Ruiz from the Universidad de Granada and colleagues reveal the geological h

Marine Biologists Discover Two New Species of Porcelain 2019-10-16 09:59:59A duo of marine biologists from the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute in Panama and the Justus-Liebig-Universität in Germany has discovered

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Some Volcanoes Create Undersea Bubbles Up to a 2019-10-18 17:02:42A plume of steam flows upward from Bogoslof volcano, a partially submerged volcano that created giant underwater bubbles when it erupted in 2017. (Cre

Ancient Middle Eastern Astrologers Recorded the Oldest-Known Evidence 2019-10-18 16:00:39(Credit: Y. Mitsuma's tracing of the photographs of H. Hayakawa) Astronomers have watched sunspots come and go on the sun’s surface for at l

Why It's So Hard to Make a Better 2019-10-18 15:56:17(Credit: Odua Images/Shutterstock) Scan the aisles of any grocery store, and you’ll find a plethora of infant formula options, all designed t

Adults Are Getting More Food Allergies. Scientists Still 2019-10-17 17:06:30Food allergies, including those to seafood, are becoming more common. (Credit: Alexander Raths/Shutterstock) All your life, you’ve delighted

NASA Reveals New Spacesuits Designed to Fit Men 2019-10-17 15:38:41These two new spacesuits will help the space agency put astronauts back on the surface of the Moon, enhance their mobility, and keep them safe along t

From 440 to 25,000: One Humpback Whale Population's 2019-10-17 15:08:03Humpback whale populations have recovered since whaling was banned, some from near extinction. (Credit: Tomas Kotouc/Shutterstock) In the late 1950

Gas Flows Like a 'Waterfall' Onto a Young 2019-10-17 14:14:24Gas "waterfalls" cascade onto a forming planet in this artist's illustration. (Credit: NRAO/AUI/NSF, S. Dagnello) Stars and their planetary syst

Beta-amyloid and Tau: What Do These Proteins Have 2019-10-17 12:50:59Two common proteins begin to spread through the brains of those with Alzheimer's. Despite decades of study, scientists still don't understand why th

Collective Behavior: A 480-Million-Year-Old Conga Line 2019-10-17 11:00:13Nearly half a billion years ago, trilobites may have been capable of some kinds of collective behavior associated with modern animals. (Credit: Vannie

This Gene Helps Explain Why Some People Can 2019-10-17 10:08:59Natural short sleepers seem to have won the genetic lottery, which allows them to thrive on very little sleep. (Credit: Shutterstock) Your sleep ne

These Desert Ants Gallop at a Blistering 108 2019-10-16 18:30:17Saharan silver ants. The insects can move at blistering speeds across fiery desert sands. (Credit: Pavel Krasensky/Shutterstock) Around noon each d

Why We've Been Hating on 'Kids These Days' 2019-10-16 14:00:21Kids these days, amiright? (Credit: aastock/Shutterstock) Ugh. Kids these days. They've got no respect. They dress all weird. They're always on t

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Blue Origin Taking Team Approach to Building NASA New! 2019-10-22 08:39:15The start-up founded by Jeff Bezos will work with three older space companies in its bid to carry American astronauts back to the lunar surface.

The World Can Make More Water From the 2019-10-22 05:00:42As more places face a scarcity of fresh water, desalination is seen as a possible answer.  But energy and financial requirements limit how widely

A Nazi Version of DDT Was Forgotten. Could 2019-10-22 01:11:09Scientists have rediscovered a compound developed by German researchers during World War II. It appears to be more effective and perhaps safer than DD

Quantum Computing Is Coming, Bit by Qubit 2019-10-21 21:03:12With transmons and entanglement, scientists strive to put subatomic weirdness to work on the human scale.

The Loudest Bird in the World Has a 2019-10-21 19:36:02When a mate approaches a male white bellbird in the Amazon, he whips around and sings his piercing tune right in her face.

$260 Million Opioid Settlement Reached at Last Minute 2019-10-21 16:41:47The deal involves large pharmaceutical distributors and Teva, resolving cases that sought redress from the devastation caused by two decades of opioid

Taking Ayahuasca When You’re a Senior Citizen 2019-10-21 15:05:36Some older adults are dabbling in this powerful psychedelic, which is mostly illegal in the United States.

The Dinosaur-Killing Asteroid Acidified the Ocean in a 2019-10-21 15:00:08The Chicxulub event was as damaging to life in the oceans as it was to creatures on land, a study shows.

Carl Safina Is Certain Your Dog Loves You 2019-10-21 11:25:02Animals have rich emotional lives, the ecologist argues. The evidence is “right in front of your eyes.”

What Causes a Mysterious Paralysis in Children? Researchers 2019-10-21 11:00:12In one study, nearly 70 percent of children with the disease had antibodies to common enteroviruses that usually produce mild effects but can sometime

Add ‘Pseudo Thumb’ to the Aye-Aye Lemur’s Bizarre 2019-10-21 08:00:09Hiding in the weird creature’s palm was something that scientists had missed.

Be Humble, and Proudly, Psychologists Say 2019-10-21 05:00:20Humility is not the boldest of personality traits, but it’s an important one, studies find. And it’s hard to fake.

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Ohio opioid trials end quickly with a $260-million 2019-10-21 18:02:00Today was meant to mark the beginning of the heavily-anticipated federal opioid trials taking place in Cleveland, Ohio. Instead, both parties reached

This $200 handheld gaming system doubles as a 2019-10-21 17:05:13This revamped gaming system isn't simply emulating your old Game Boy games.

Lionel train sets for every kind of locomotive 2019-10-21 17:05:00The best Lionel train sets available for all levels of interest.

The Forest Service wants to open 9.2 million 2019-10-21 15:00:00The Tongass National Forest in southeast Alaska is the largest temperate rainforest in the world and the largest national forest in the US. At almost

The best hot pot machines for cool weather 2019-10-21 14:58:00Multifunctional machines for a simple shabu-shabu or a hot pot and grill feast.

Stigma against polyamory could put families’ health at 2019-10-21 14:31:00A new study in the Canadian Medical Association Journal breaks down how polyamorous families dealt with stigma and challenges associated with giving b

High-protein alternatives to meat 2019-10-21 14:14:00Alternative protein sources that taste good and are better for the planet.

How to stay safe around moose 2019-10-21 12:51:36Moose: They’re easily among the top three of nearly every hiker’s must-see list in places like Canada and Alaska. They are massive (weighi

WiFi routers that will smarten up your entire 2019-10-21 12:18:36Four WiFi mesh systems that combine easy set-up with powerful signals.

K-cup coffee flavors that don’t trade taste for 2019-10-21 11:41:00K-Cup coffee pods that taste like the real thing.

Four stylish leather cases for the iPhone 11 2019-10-21 11:16:00Our top leather iPhone cases for protection and style.

How microgrids could protect California from blackouts during 2019-10-21 11:02:00California’s electric utilities will only have more to worry about, as the state’s climate becomes hotter and drier, leading to more frequ

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These tiny aquatic animals secrete a compound that 2019-10-17 14:00:31A newly identified molecule from rotifers paralyzes the larvae of worms that cause schistosomiasis, which affects over 200 million people worldwide.

Acrobatic choanoflagellates could help explain how multicellularity evolved 2019-10-17 14:00:26A newfound single-celled microbe species forms groups of multiple individual organisms that change shape in response to light.

Big dinosaurs kept cool thanks to blood vessel 2019-10-16 14:00:40Giant dinosaurs evolved several strategies for cooling their blood and avoiding heatstroke.

Organoids offer clues to how brains are made 2019-10-16 13:00:29Three-dimensional clumps of brain cells offer clues about how brains get made in humans and chimpanzees.

A precision drug for prostate cancer may slow 2019-10-16 07:00:42The drug olaparib could be used to treat men with certain genetic mutations and severe types of prostate cancer, a clinical trial finds.

Humpback whales use their flippers and bubble ‘nets’ 2019-10-15 19:01:51A study reveals new details of how humpback whales hunt using their flippers and a whirl of bubbles to capture fish.

Extreme snowfall kept most plants and animals in 2019-10-15 14:00:22A very snowy winter in 2018 left parts of Greenland covered well into the summer, causing an ecosystem-wide reproductive collapse in one area.

Physicists have found quasiparticles that mimic hypothetical dark 2019-10-15 07:00:45These subatomic particles could make up dark matter in the cosmos. A mathematically simil