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Astronomers Identify Five Multiple Star Systems with Permanent 2021-04-15 18:13:58Kepler-34, Kepler-35, Kepler-38, Kepler-64 and Kepler-413 — multiple star systems located between 2,764 and 5,933 light-years away in the conste

West Africans Hunted for Honey 3,500 Years Ago 2021-04-15 16:48:41Historical and ethnographic literature from across Africa suggests bee products, honey and larvae, had considerable importance both as a food source a

Paleontologists Unlock Secret of Azhdarchid Pterosaurs’ Extremely Long 2021-04-15 15:35:15Paleontologists have found that the thin neck vertebrae of the azhdarchid pterosaurs got their strength from an intricate internal structure. Pterosau

Taiwanese Frog Has Six Sex Chromosomes, Study Shows 2021-04-15 14:51:03Biologists have found a multiple sex chromosome system comprising three different chromosome pairs in Odorrana swinhoana, a species of medium to large

Physicists Use Rapidly-Spinning Black Holes to Look for 2021-04-14 18:46:26Ultralight bosons — hypothetical particles with masses less than a billionth the mass of an electron — could be responsible for the Univer

98-Million-Year-Old Pollen-Feeding Beetle Found Preserved in Amber 2021-04-14 16:05:14Paleontologists have found an exceptionally preserved short-winged flower beetle and associated pollen aggregations and coprolites in a piece of mid-C

4,000-Year-Old Carved Stone Slab is Europe’s Oldest Known 2021-04-14 14:52:40An intricately carved stone slab from the early Bronze Age found in France has been identified as the oldest cartographical representation of a known

China’s Bitcoin Miners Will Consume as Much Energy 2021-04-14 13:03:20Given the current trends in Bitcoin mining, Chinese researchers estimate that the energy consumption from this process in their country alone will pea

Aboriginal Australians Used Boomerangs as Retouchers 2021-04-14 09:30:23New research by Griffith University and University of Cape Town scientists provides the first traceological evidence of multipurpose nature of Austral

New Fossils of Homo erectus Found in Kenya 2021-04-13 16:03:15Paleoanthropologists have uncovered two new specimens of Homo erectus at the East Turkana site in Kenya. They’ve also verified the age of a skul

Black Phosphorus-Based Coating Has Antimicrobial Activity 2021-04-13 15:14:25Few-layered black phosphorus is highly antimicrobial toward resistant bacteria and fungal species; it is one of the thinnest antimicrobial coatings de

Small Jurassic Pterosaur Had an Opposed Thumb 2021-04-13 13:54:28Opposed thumbs are adaptations to arboreal life and rare for non-mammal vertebrates; Kunpengopterus antipollicatus, a newly-discovered species of arbo

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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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Could the Pandemic Prompt an ‘Epidemic of Loss’ New! 2021-04-20 08:59:15Even before the pandemic, many female scientists felt unsupported in their fields. Now, some are hitting a breaking point.

On the Menu at a Lunch in Italy: New! 2021-04-20 07:19:33The Italian police were called to investigate a luncheon for a potential violation of coronavirus rules. They found a feast of migrating finches.

What Should Museums Do With the Bones of New! 2021-04-20 05:00:18As one museum has pledged to return skulls held in an infamous collection, others, including the Smithsonian, are reckoning with their own holdings of

Artist's Illustrations Help Explain Climate Change to Kids New! 2021-04-20 05:00:10To help explain to children the urgency of a warmer planet, a visual journalist created artwork with a playful approach.

Amid Biden Climate Push, a Question Looms: Is 2021-04-19 19:01:02After four years of “America First,” the president tries this week to reclaim U.S. leadership in the fight against climate change. Can the

Watch Video of NASA Mars Helicopter Ingenuity's First 2021-04-19 18:48:34The brief test of the experimental vehicle called Ingenuity shows how explorers can study the red planet from the sky as well as the ground.

The Science of Climate Change Explained 2021-04-19 15:22:15Definitive answers to the big questions.

There’s a Booming Business in America’s Forests. Some 2021-04-19 09:59:33The fuel pellet industry is thriving. Supporters see it as a climate-friendly source of rural jobs. For others, it’s a polluter and destroyer of

¿Nacidos para holgazanear? Esto es lo que los 2021-04-19 09:00:05Los científicos han descubierto que los osos pardos, al igual que las personas, parecen elegir el camino de menor resistencia.

On the Water in Alaska, Where Salmon Fishing 2021-04-19 05:00:25Each summer, salmon begin their journey back to the rivers where they were spawned. Alaskan fishermen, along with whales, eagles and bears, share in t

How Bhutan Out-Vaccinated Most of the World 2021-04-18 23:31:14The Himalayan nation has given more than 60 percent of its people a shot. Some villages were reached by helicopter, and health workers hiked through i

Papier-Mache Globe 2021-04-17 23:59:13Creating a light-up globe from recycled materials is a good reminder of Earth’s beauty.

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Making waves in oceanography: Upwelling defies prior theories 2021-04-19 16:01:22A new scientific discovery has recorded how ghost currents and sediments can 'undo' the force of gravity. The new theory helps explain obscure event

Unique mode of cell migration on soft 'viscoelastic' 2021-04-19 13:57:53Engineers find that cancer cells exhibit a unique mode of migration on squishy materials, which are similar to biological tissues. In contrast, cell m

Early deaths rising in workers using methylene chloride 2021-04-19 13:57:34Researchers and physicians have found that early deaths of workers using methylene chloride paint strippers are on the rise. The solvent is widely use

DNA robots designed in minutes instead of days 2021-04-19 13:57:31Someday, scientists believe, tiny DNA-based robots and other nanodevices will deliver medicine inside our bodies, detect the presence of deadly pathog

SARS-CoV-2 variants from minks evade inhibition by antibodies 2021-04-19 13:57:28Immune responses in SARS-CoV-2 patients might provide only incomplete protection against SARS-CoV-2 variants from minks.

Sustainable chemical synthesis with platinum 2021-04-19 13:57:22Researchers used platinum and aluminum compounds to create a catalyst which enables certain chemical reactions to occur more efficiently than ever bef

Understanding interfaces of hybrid materials with machine learning 2021-04-19 13:57:20Using machine learning methods, researchers can predict the structure formation of functionalized molecules at the interfaces of hybrid materials. Now

Ocean currents modulate oxygen content at the equator 2021-04-19 13:57:17A study has used long-term observations to investigate the complex interplay between fluctuations in the equatorial current system and variations in o

Stone Age black bears didn't just defecate in 2021-04-19 13:57:14Scientists have sequenced ancient DNA from soil for the first time and the advance will transform what is known about everything from evolution to cli

Two blood thinners at once: More risk with 2021-04-19 13:57:11For some patients, adding aspirin to a direct oral anticoagulant is an equation that rarely adds up.

Gene therapy shows promise in initial trial for 2021-04-19 13:57:08A new gene therapy for one of the most common forms of congenital blindness was safe and improved patients' vision, according to initial data from a

Green hydrogen: 'Rust' as a photoanode and its 2021-04-19 13:57:03Researchers have now analyzed the optoelectronic properties of rust (haematite) and other metal oxides in unprecedented detail. Their results show tha