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Tyrannosaurus rex Walked Slower than Previously Thought New! 2021-04-21 16:36:03Animals display a variety of gaits and walking speeds. It is commonly assumed that they minimize locomotor energy expenditure by selecting gait kinema

Murchison Widefield Array Discovers Its First Pulsar New! 2021-04-21 15:18:30Astronomers using the Murchison Widefield Array (MWA), a low-frequency radio telescope in Australia, have discovered a new long-period, low-luminosity

Tyrannosaurs Lived in Groups, New Evidence Suggests New! 2021-04-21 14:24:08Tyrannosaurs — theropod dinosaurs that lived in what is now North America and Asia between 100 and 66 million years ago (Cretaceous period) &mda

Lack of Sleep in Midlife Associated with Increased New! 2021-04-21 11:49:23Short sleep duration in midlife is associated with the higher risk of dementia later in life, independently of sociodemographic, behavioral, cardiomet

Astronomers Directly Image Giant Planet around Young Sun-Like 2021-04-20 18:01:35Astronomers using the Spectro-Polarimetric High-contrast Exoplanet Research (SPHERE) instrument on ESO’s Very Large Telescope have discovered an

Rare Wild Coffee Species Has Arabica-Like Flavor, Greater 2021-04-20 15:55:11The enigmatic narrow-leaved coffee (Coffea stenophylla), a rare and little-known species of wild coffee from West Africa, has a similar flavor profile

Genome-Wide Data from Stone Age Bears Recovered from 2021-04-20 14:40:15Scientists have reconstructed the genomes of the extinct giant short-faced bear (Arctodus simus) and the American black bear (Ursus americanus) using

Archaeologists Find 3,450-Year-Old Alphabetic Inscription in Israel 2021-04-20 13:09:08A team of archaeologists from the Austrian Archaeological Institute and the Hebrew University of Jerusalem’s Institute of Archaeology has discov

New Barium Sulfate-Based Paint is Whitest Yet 2021-04-20 11:32:33The new barium sulfate- (BaSO4) acrylic paint has a solar reflectance of 98.1%, according to a paper published online in the journal ACS Applied Mater

Scientists Sequence Genome of Extinct Steller’s Sea Cow 2021-04-19 15:15:14A multinational team of researchers has successfully sequenced and analyzed the genome of the Steller’s sea cow (Hydrodamalis gigas). Their resu

Martian Climate Fluctuated between Drier and Wetter Periods 2021-04-19 13:49:02Mars had drier and wetter eras before drying up completely in the Hesperian period, about 3 billion years ago, according to an analysis of observation

NASA’s Ingenuity Helicopter Successfully Demonstrates Powered, Controlled Flight 2021-04-19 09:48:31On April 19, 2021, NASA’s Ingenuity helicopter made history, hovering above Jezero Crater on Mars, demonstrating that powered, controlled flight

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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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¿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.

NASA Mars Helicopter Achieves First Flight on Red 2021-04-19 08:32:47The brief test of the experimental vehicle called Ingenuity shows how explorers can study the red planet from the sky as well as the ground.

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

There’s a Booming Business in America’s Forests. Some 2021-04-19 05:00:24The 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

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.

It's OK Our Bodies Have Changed During the 2021-04-17 23:43:06The coronavirus changed so much about our lives, including, for many of us, our bodies. It’s OK.

How To Clean Your Patio 2021-04-17 23:22:04Sprucing up for spring includes giving your lawn furniture the cleaning it deserves.

What the Coronavirus Variants Mean for Testing 2021-04-17 13:29:26Most tests should be able to detect the variants of concern, but test developers and health officials must remain vigilant, scientists say.

The Covid-19 Plasma Boom Is Over. What Did 2021-04-17 11:00:16The U.S. government invested $800 million in plasma when the country was desperate for Covid-19 treatments. A year later, the program has fizzled.

‘We Were Flying Blind’: A Dr.’s Account of 2021-04-16 22:49:10The disorder is rare, but so severe that the vaccine is on hold while experts weigh the risks and alert doctors and patients about symptoms and treatm

A Lawsuit Over Frozen Embryos 2021-04-16 21:42:00Elaine Meyer and Barry Prizant had given up on having more than one child. Then, in their 60s, they got a letter from the hospital where they’d

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NASA's Perseverance Mars rover extracts first oxygen from New! 2021-04-21 15:49:55The milestone, which the MOXIE instrument achieved by converting carbon dioxide into oxygen, points the way to future human exploration of the Red Pla

Carbon dioxide-rich liquid water in ancient meteorite New! 2021-04-21 15:12:54Scientists detect small pockets of carbon dioxide-rich liquid water in a meteorite dating from the early solar system.

AI algorithms can influence people's voting and dating New! 2021-04-21 15:12:26Researchers have found that artificial intelligence algorithms can influence people's preferences for fictitious political candidates or potential ro

Air pollution data in five Chinese cities: Local New! 2021-04-21 15:12:24When air quality in China is poor, locally reported air pollution measurements diverge from U.S. embassy-reported measurements more than would be expe

Fast material manipulation through a laser New! 2021-04-21 15:12:21Researchers have found out that ultrafast switches in material properties can be prompted by laser pulses -- and why. This knowledge may enable new tr

SARS-CoV-2: Infection induces antibodies capable of killing infected New! 2021-04-21 12:46:03Researchers demonstrated that SARS-CoV-2 infection induces polyfunctional antibodies. Beyond neutralization, these antibodies can activate NK cells or

Prevalence of COVID-19 symptoms among high-risk children New! 2021-04-21 12:46:01Children with weakened immune systems have not shown a higher risk of developing severe COVID-19 infection despite commonly displaying symptoms, a new

Freshwater salt pollution threatens ecosystem health and human New! 2021-04-21 12:45:41Drivers of freshwater salt pollution such as de-icers on roads and parking lots, water softeners, and wastewater and industrial discharges further thr

How SARS coronaviruses reprogram host cells to their New! 2021-04-21 12:45:38Researchers have found a specific mechanism that enables SARS viruses to replicate efficiently in infected cells.

Solar panels are contagious - but in a New! 2021-04-21 12:45:35The number of solar panels within shortest distance from a house is the most important factor in determining the likelihood of that house having a sol

Bypassing broken genes New! 2021-04-21 12:45:33A new approach to gene editing using the CRISPR/Cas9 system bypasses disease-causing mutations in a gene, enabling treatment of genetic diseases linke

Unexpected presence of great white sharks in Gulf New! 2021-04-21 12:45:30A new study suggests the white shark population for the eastern north Pacific, especially those listed in the Gulf of California, might be underestima