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‘Air-Gen’ Device Generates Electric Power from Ambient Humidity 2020-02-18 16:45:20A thin-film device made from nanometer-scale protein wires harvested from the microbe Geobacter sulfurreducens can generate continuous electric power

Three New Studies Provide More Complete Picture of 2020-02-18 14:40:27On January 1, 2019, NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft flew past the Kuiper Belt object (KBO) Arrokoth — provisional designation 2014 MU69, pr

Dinosaurs Were Warm-Blooded, Study of Fossil Eggshells Suggests 2020-02-18 10:58:45Using a novel technique called clumped isotope paleothermometry, an international team of paleontologists analyzed eggshell fossils representing three

Breakthrough Listen Scientists Release New Data from SETI 2020-02-18 09:11:43The Breakthrough Listen Initiative, the largest ever scientific research program aimed at finding evidence of alien civilizations, has released data f

Green Tea Extract Plus Exercise May Mitigate Obesity-Related 2020-02-18 08:25:21The combination of decaffeinated green tea extract and voluntary exercise can effectively mitigate nonalcoholic fatty liver disease, suggests a new st

World Health Organization Underestimates Spread of COVID-19 Coronavirus, 2020-02-17 16:04:21In a review of previous studies, a team of researchers from Sweden, Germany and China found the average reproduction number (R0) for the COVID-19 coro

Paleontologists Find New Fossils of Gigantic Freshwater Turtle 2020-02-17 13:49:35An international team of paleontologists has unearthed several well-preserved shells and the first known jaw specimen of Stupendemys geographicus, a s

Betelgeuse: VLT Observes Dimming Supergiant Star 2020-02-17 10:44:42Astronomers using two instruments on ESO’s Very Large Telescope (VLT) have captured new images of a red supergiant star called Betelgeuse. The i

New Carnivorous Dinosaur Unearthed in Argentina 2020-02-17 07:57:35A new genus and species of medium-sized abelisaurid dinosaur being named Tralkasaurus cuyi has been discovered by Dr. Mauricio Cerroni from the Argent

Hubble Takes Closer Look at Stunning Spiral Galaxy: 2020-02-17 05:34:48Astronomers using the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope have photographed the central part of a spiral galaxy called NGC 4689. NGC 4689 is located appro

Biologists Solve Mystery of ‘Stinging Water’ 2020-02-14 14:55:19Snorkelers in mangrove forest waters inhabited by the upside-down jellyfish Cassiopea xamachana report discomfort due to a sensation known as ‘s

Cosmic Rays from beyond Solar System Affect Atmosphere 2020-02-14 13:46:56Using data from the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA), a team of Japanese researchers has found that Galactic cosmic rays affect the

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Upstairs-Downstairs: Images of Iceland, From the Ground and 2020-02-16 14:00:00Iceland is one of the few places on Earth where you can walk along a mid-ocean ridge.

Is There Gravity in Space? 2020-02-16 08:00:00Gravity is everywhere, even in space.

These 5 Valentine’s Day Science Projects Will Nurture 2020-02-14 17:00:00This Valentine's Day, cuddle up with these five citizen science projects -- and one book -- that we love. From watching bumble bees to hunting flower

Does the Universe Need Dark Matter to Form 2020-02-14 17:00:00Theory has long said you can't form galaxies without dark matter. A recent paper questions that assumption.

Do You Smell Your Romantic Partner's Clothes? You're 2020-02-14 16:15:00A study finds the scent of a romantic partner can actually help reduce stress and improve sleep.

Scientists Find a Mysterious 'Ghost Lineage' In the 2020-02-14 16:15:00Researchers find evidence that a group of still-unknown humans interbred with our ancestors.

Archaeologists Have Long Sought — But Never Found 2020-02-14 14:15:00Humans invented the wheel over 5,000 years ago, but where it first originated is a mystery.

Fossil Eggshells Suggest All Dinosaurs May Have Been 2020-02-14 14:00:00New analysis reveals body temps in same range as modern birds.

Betelgeuse is Dimming and Changing Shape, New Image 2020-02-14 13:15:00The nearby red supergiant has been dimming for a while now, but its exact fate is still unknown.

What Will a Betelgeuse Supernova Look Like From 2020-02-14 11:30:00Astronomers simulated what humans will see on Earth when the star Betelgeuse explodes as a supernova sometime in the next 100,000 years. 

How Do Stars Produce and Release Energy? 2020-02-14 08:00:00Stars generate energy through nuclear fusion. Here’s an easy explanation into how the process works.

NASA Announces Slate of Discovery Mission Finalists, With 2020-02-13 17:01:00The four potential targets for NASA's next Discovery Mission have been announced and they're all worlds with lots of volcanism.

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Coronavirus Updates: Cruise Ship Passengers, Some Infected, Flown 2020-02-17 17:45:27As passengers were released from a ship in Japan, health officials scrambled to test travelers from another ship, in Cambodia, after one person who ha

Here Lies the Skull of Pliny the Elder, 2020-02-17 16:41:50The Roman admiral and scholar died during the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79 A.D. Might this really be his cranium?

Rate of New Fatalities Drops in China 2020-02-17 15:14:00China’s National Health Commission on Monday reported 2,048 new cases of coronavirus infections and 105 new deaths over the previous 24 hours.

Watch Mars Disappear Behind the Moon in the 2020-02-17 14:40:43In what is known as an occultation, Mars will briefly be blocked by the moon on Tuesday morning.

U.S. Says It Will Evacuate Americans From Cruise 2020-02-17 14:11:40Passengers and crew members quarantined off Japan were told by the American Embassy that a chartered flight would arrive on Sunday to take them back t

Coronavirus Infection Found After Cruise Ship Passengers Disperse 2020-02-17 13:08:42Amid assurances that the Westerdam was disease free, hundreds of people disembarked in Cambodia and headed for airports. One was later found to be inf

U.S. Passengers Evacuate Quarantined Cruise Ship in Japan 2020-02-17 09:08:51Americans boarded two flights chartered by the State Department and headed to the United States after the number of coronavirus cases aboard the Diamo

She Didn’t Want a Pelvic Exam. She Received 2020-02-17 07:25:32Medical schools and students are grappling with an unsettling practice: Performing pelvic exams on unconscious, non-consenting patients.

The Further Adventures of Betelgeuse, the Fainting Star 2020-02-17 06:45:16The red supergiant is no closer to exploding, it seems. It also no longer appears round.

Ink Rx? Welcome to the World of Paramedical 2020-02-17 05:00:15Needles and pigments are helping medical patients heal emotionally.

How to Stop a Disease From Crossing Borders 2020-02-17 05:00:14The director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Division of Global Health Protection talks about the coronavirus and her organi

What’s the World’s Worst Smell? 2020-02-17 05:00:14Some odors are more heinous than others. Then there’s Stench Soup.

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A better pregnancy test for whales New! 2020-02-20 15:49:07To determine whale pregnancy, researchers have relied on visual cues or hormone tests of blubber collected via darts, but the results were often incon

Fifty years of data show new changes in New! 2020-02-20 14:17:57A growing body of research shows that birds' spring migration has been getting earlier and earlier in recent decades. New research on Black-throated

Beyond the brim, Sombrero Galaxy's halo suggests turbulent New! 2020-02-20 13:52:41These latest Hubble observations of the Sombrero galaxy indicate only a tiny fraction of older, metal-poor stars in the halo, plus an unexpected abund

Physicists grab individual atoms in ground-breaking experiment New! 2020-02-20 13:05:18In a first for quantum physics, researchers have 'held' individual atoms in place and observed previously unseen complex atomic interactions.

Huge stores of Arctic sea ice likely contributed New! 2020-02-20 13:05:11Climate scientists propose that massive amounts of melting sea ice in the Arctic drained into the North Atlantic and disrupted climate-steering curren

Earth formed much faster than previously thought, new New! 2020-02-20 13:05:09By measuring iron isotopes, researchers have shown that our planet originally formed much faster than previously thought. This finding provides new in

The climate and increased extreme weather affect our New! 2020-02-20 13:05:07Climate change, with more and more storms and heat waves, also has consequences for our energy supply. An international research team has now develope

New artificial intelligence algorithm better predicts corn yield New! 2020-02-20 13:05:00With some reports predicting the precision agriculture market will reach $12.9 billion by 2027, there is an increasing need to develop sophisticated d

Sub-Neptune sized planet validated with the habitable-zone planet New! 2020-02-20 13:04:56A signal originally detected by the Kepler spacecraft has been validated as an exoplanet using the Habitable-zone Planet Finder.

How newborn stars prepare for the birth of New! 2020-02-20 13:04:54Astronomers used two of the most powerful radio telescopes in the world to create more than three hundred images of planet-forming disks around very y

Long-lasting and precise dosing of medication New! 2020-02-20 13:04:51Using a mixture of oil droplets and hydrogel, medical active agents can be not only precisely dosed, but also continuously administered over periods o

10,000 times faster calculations of many-body quantum dynamics New! 2020-02-20 13:04:46How an electron behaves in an atom, or how it moves in a solid, can be predicted precisely with the equations of quantum mechanics. These theoretical

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