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Sao Tome Caecilian is Actually Two Different Species, New! 2021-05-11 17:34:59Volcanic activity during the Late Pleistocene may have led to the divergence of the São Tomé caecilian (Schistometopum thomense), an amp

Researchers Reconstruct Oral Microbiomes of Neanderthals, Paleolithic and New! 2021-05-11 16:24:08The oral microbiome plays key roles in human biology, health, and disease, but little is known about the global diversity, variation, or evolution of

New Species of Freshwater Fish Discovered: Fergana Stone New! 2021-05-11 15:07:46A team of ichthyologists from China’s Southwest University has discovered a new species of the loach genus Triplophysa living in a high-altitude

Mars Could Still Be Volcanically Active, Planetary Scientists New! 2021-05-11 13:22:50Volcanic activity on Mars peaked during the Noachian and Hesperian periods, between 3 and 4 billion years ago, with smaller eruptions in isolated loca

VLT Observes Huge Cloud of Ionized Hydrogen New! 2021-05-11 12:05:58Astronomers using ESO’s Very Large Telescope have taken a picture of DG121, a HII region located in the constellation of Puppis. HII regions, a

Israeli Archaeologists Find Rare Bronze Oil Lamp 2021-05-10 17:00:11The bronze lamp, shaped like a grotesque face that is cut in half, was intentionally deposited in the foundations of a building about 1,900 years ago

TESS Finds Massive Exoplanet around 10-Billion-Year-Old Dwarf Star 2021-05-10 15:34:24Astronomers using NASA’s Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite have discovered a sub-Neptune exoplanet orbiting TOI-220, a bright and old K-type

Ingenuity Completes Its Fifth Flight on Mars 2021-05-10 11:41:58On May 7, 2021, NASA’s Ingenuity helicopter successfully completed its fifth flight with one-way journey from the ‘Wright Brothers Field&r

Sharks Use Earth’s Magnetic Field for Homeward Orientation, 2021-05-10 08:08:53Bonnethead sharks (Sphyrna tiburo) rely on magnetic fields for their long-distance journeys, according to new research led by scientists from the Flor

Hubble Spots Beautiful Emission Nebula in Monoceros 2021-05-10 05:33:15The NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope has produced an outstanding image of an emission nebula called NGC 2313. NGC 2313 is an emission nebula located ap

Listen to NASA’s Ingenuity Helicopter in Flight 2021-05-07 17:47:21NASA’s Perseverance rover used a microphone on its SuperCam laser instrument to listen as the Ingenuity helicopter flew for the fourth time on A

Hominins Originated in Africa from Ape Ancestors Unlike 2021-05-07 15:29:12Understanding the origins of the human lineage (hominins) requires reconstructing the morphology, behavior, and environment of the chimpanzee-human la

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What the Oldest Known Cave Painting Reveals About 2021-04-16 17:00:00Ancient humans began to draw symbols on caves at least 45,500 years ago, according to a surprising finding on the Indonesian island of Sulawesi.

Japan Just Had Its Earliest Peak Bloom of 2021-04-16 15:00:00An exceptionally warm spring has led to the early arrival of cherry blossoms in Japan, causing researchers to draw patterns between local temperature

Beyond COVID, the Future of mRNA Is Bright 2021-04-16 13:00:00Scientists say the technology behind the COVID-19 vaccines could change medicine and lead to new treatments against diseases like malaria, cancer and

Holotropic Breathing Promises Psychedelic-Like Trips Without the Drugs. 2021-04-16 10:00:00Many people report having spiritual experiences and psychological shifts while practicing intense and forceful breathing. But experts say this type of

The Sky Phenomena That May Have Inspired Artist 2021-04-16 08:00:00Did volcanic aerosols inspire the artist's new direction?

How Plant 'Vaccines' Could Save Us From a 2021-04-15 16:00:00Researchers are formulating unconventional solutions for tree diseases that harm beloved foods like oranges and chocolate. These include a potential R

Fight or Flight? Why Our Caveman Brains Keep 2021-04-15 15:00:00Once an evolutionary benefit that helped keep our ancestors alive, cortisol, the hormone that triggers our fight-or-flight response, may now be doing

The 5 Most Important Scientific Equations of All 2021-04-15 13:00:00Calculating the most influential scientific equations is no easy task. But these five certainly rank in the top tier.

Marmots Are Teaching Their Captive-Bred Friends How to 2021-04-15 10:00:00Once critically endangered, Vancouver Island marmots are now teaching each other how to recover.

A Mysterious Mass in a Man's Kidney Points 2021-04-15 08:00:00One minute, Albert was feeling fine. The next he was overcome by cramps and nausea. Then came the blood.

How AI Accidentally Learned Ecology by Playing StarCraft 2021-04-14 19:00:00A video game about battling aliens could help ecologists study life on Earth.

Pollinators Are in Trouble. Here's How Transforming Your 2021-04-14 17:00:00Biologists are recruiting everyday gardeners to save pollinators, with a little help from a smartphone app.

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Dunbar’s Number Debunked: You Can Have More Than New! 2021-05-11 09:48:20A new study questions that figure, known as Dunbar’s number. The Oxford professor for whom it is named, Robin Dunbar, dismissed the findings as

Final Approval Expected for Nation’s First Major Offshore New! 2021-05-11 09:31:44The Vineyard Wind project, off the coast of Massachusetts, would generate enough electricity to power 400,000 homes.

FDA Authorizes Pfizer-BioNTech Vaccine for Children 12 to 2021-05-11 08:45:30The shots may allow millions of youngsters to get back to school, camps, sleepovers and hangouts with friends.

Meet the Other Social Influencers of the Animal 2021-05-11 08:28:21Culture, once considered exclusive to humans, turns out to be widespread in nature.

Is It Covid or the Flu? New Combo 2021-05-11 05:00:21New tests for respiratory illnesses can look for more than 20 pathogens at a time.

New Drugs Could Help Treat Obesity. Could They 2021-05-11 05:00:21The hope is that new treatments will encourage people to think of obesity as a chronic disease, like high blood pressure or diabetes.

Bye Bye, Bennu: NASA Heads Back to Earth 2021-05-11 04:13:58The OSIRIS-REX mission will spend two years cruising home with space rock samples that could unlock secrets of the early solar system.

Why Do Humans Feed So Many Animals? 2021-05-11 03:00:10Researchers want to learn more about the connections between humans and the feeding of birds, beasts and other fauna.

The Price They Pay for Your Perfect Vacation 2021-05-11 02:59:11Scientists are concerned about unregulated feeding of ocean wildlife by tour operators.

Gas Flaring Declined in 2020, Study Finds 2021-05-10 22:26:17A new report offers a detailed picture of flaring around the world, with steep declines in some areas and surprising increases in others.

In Covid-19 Vaccine Data, LGBTQ People Fear Invisibility 2021-05-10 17:53:01Few states collect sexual orientation or gender identity data, so no one knows how many people in some communities are getting vaccinated.

NASA Mars Helicopter Makes One-Way Flight to New 2021-05-10 17:29:26Ingenuity has flown almost flawlessly through the red planet’s thin air and will now assist the science mission of the Perseverance rover.

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How fasting diets could harm future generations New! 2021-05-11 20:11:28New research which shows that fasting diets could harm the health of future generations. Fasting diets have risen in popularity in recent years, howev

Newly described horned dinosaur from New Mexico was New! 2021-05-11 16:07:27With a frilled head and beaked face, Menefeeceratops sealeyi lived 82 million years ago, predating its relative, Triceratops.

How one of the oldest natural insecticides keeps New! 2021-05-11 16:07:25A new study has identified a scent receptor in mosquitoes that helps them sniff out and avoid trace amounts of pyrethrum, a plant extract used for cen

New ancient shark discovered New! 2021-05-11 12:38:12Scientists describe a fossil skeleton of an ancient shark, which is assigned to a new, previously unknown genus and species.

Engineering study shows renewable energy will enhance power New! 2021-05-11 12:36:34A new study shows that integrating renewable energy into the American Electric Power System (AEPS) would enhance the grid's resilience, meaning a hig

Lighting up biology from within New! 2021-05-11 12:36:31A biochemical reaction between an enzyme called luciferase and oxygen causes fireflies to glow and is considered one of the most well-known examples o

Lichens slow to return after wildfire New! 2021-05-11 12:36:04Lichen communities may take decades -- and in some cases up to a century -- to fully return to chaparral ecosystems after wildfire.

Electromagnetic levitation whips nanomaterials into shape New! 2021-05-11 12:36:01To deliver reliable mechanical and electric properties, nanomaterials must have consistent, predictable shapes and surfaces, as well as scalable produ

Discovering candidate for reflex network of walking cats: New! 2021-05-11 12:35:59A group of researchers developed a quadruped robot platform that can reproduce the neuromuscular dynamics of animals, discovering that a steady gait a

How to predict severe influenza in hospitalized patients New! 2021-05-11 12:35:56Researchers have identified predictors of both severe disease and recovery in hospitalized influenza patients, finding that the immune system works in

Quantum mechanics paves the way for more stable New! 2021-05-11 12:35:52Quantum mechanics can be used to create more stable and more easily produced organic solar cells.

Patients may not take advice from AI doctors New! 2021-05-11 09:20:04Researchers found that people may be less likely to take health advice from an AI doctor when the robot knows their name and medical history. On the o