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07/21/2019

How Neil and Buzz Almost Were Stranded on the Moon in 1969 Even after half a century, people still don’t know much about the little broken switch that nearly stranded Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin on the lunar surface in July of 1969. No one will ever be certain how the switch broke, but Aldrin is pre...
18:13, 07/21/2019

Buzz Aldrin on his 'disappointment' with NASA; says he wants the US to go directly to Mars Apollo 11 astronaut Buzz Aldrin isn't one to mince words, and now the American hero explained why, 50 years on from the history-making mission, he is "disappointed" with NASA....
22:52, 07/20/2019

Buzz Aldrin: 50 years after Apollo 11, here’s how we can make the next amazing journey On the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 mission, Buzz Aldrin appeared on "Cavuto Live" to discuss the historic mission and the United State's next phase in space exploration....
22:52, 07/20/2019

On Apollo 11 anniversary, US astronaut blasts off to the space station in a Russian Soyuz spacecraft NASA astronaut Andrew Morgan blasted off to the International Space Station from Kazakhstan Saturday, on the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 Moon landing....
22:52, 07/20/2019

On Apollo 11 anniversary, Pence announces that Orion capsule for manned Moon missions is ready for debut flight Speaking at Kennedy Space Center on the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 Moon landing, Vice President Mike Pence announced that the Orion capsule that will take American astronauts back to the Moon is ready....
22:52, 07/20/2019

Apollo 11: Original Moon landing recordings bought for $217 in 1976 sold at auction for $1.82M A set of original videotape recordings of the Apollo 11 Moon landing that were bought for $217.77 at a government surplus auction by a former NASA intern in the 1970s have sold at auction for $1.82M....
22:52, 07/20/2019

NASA chief: Future Artemis Moon missions will build on Apollo 11’s incredible legacy NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine says that the agency’s Artemis program will build on Apollo 11’s incredible legacy by landing a new generation of U.S. astronauts, including the first woman, on the Moon....
19:13, 07/20/2019

Rare albino porcupine spotted at Maine museum A mysterious hairy, white creature found on the lawn of the Seashore Trolley Museum in Kennebunkport, Maine this week was later determined to be a rare albino porcupine. ...
19:13, 07/20/2019

From Waking Up to Planting a Flag on the Moon, Here’s How the Apollo 11 Astronauts Spent July 20, 1969 The triumph of the astronauts, especially Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin and Michael Collins, was more than a victory for the United States, but instead a victorious moment for all mankind and no other moment will seem as big until we reach beyond the m...
16:52, 07/20/2019

Apollo 11: 50 years on, the world celebrates the Moon landing On July 20, 1969, millions of people around the world watched on TV as Apollo 11 astronaut Neil Armstrong took his historic step into the pages of history....
13:00, 07/20/2019

Strange illusion makes people forget where their teeth are An illusion can trick people into thinking their teeth are closer to their neck than in reality, showing that our bodily perceptions are easily influenced...
11:26, 07/20/2019

Apollo 11 astronaut Buzz Aldrin complains about current U.S. lunar ability When President Donald Trump asked Buzz Aldrin, the second human ever to walk on the moon, what he thought about the United States' current ability to operate in space 50 years after the Apollo 11 mission, the ex-astronaut had a ready response....
23:39, 07/19/2019

Apollo 11: Former officer on recovery ship USS Hornet recalls watching astronauts' 'amazing' return with President Nixon On July 24, 1969, Dick Powers was a 23-year-old Navy lieutenant on the Apollo 11 Recovery ship USS Hornet. Picked by the carrier’s captain to serve as the aide to President Nixon, Powers recounts the events of the remarkable day when the Apollo 11 as...
23:13, 07/19/2019

President Trump Meets Apollo 11 Astronauts Ahead of 50th Anniversary of Moon Landing (WASHINGTON) — President Donald Trump is marking the 50th anniversary of the first human steps on the moon at an Oval Office meeting Friday with former Apollo 11 astronauts. The group includes Buzz Aldrin, Mike Collins and the family of mission...
21:00, 07/19/2019

Buzz Aldrin 'disappointed' in progress made since Apollo 11: 'We have the number one rocket and spacecraft and they can’t get into lunar orbit' Speaking at an event honoring Apollo 11, Buzz Aldrin, the second man to walk on the Moon, said he's "disappointed" with the progress America's space program has made over the past 50 years....
18:52, 07/19/2019

Apollo 11’s Michael Collins Narrates Google Doodle for 50th Anniversary of the Moon Landing To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the moon landing, Google got some help from someone who was there: Apollo 11 astronaut Michael Collins. Collins did not leave any boot prints on the moon, but he was “the ticket home” the the men who d...
18:00, 07/19/2019

Should we return to the Moon? Apollo astronauts give their thoughts Earlier this year, the Trump administration said America would send a manned mission to the Moon by 2024, a feat that was first achieved 50 years ago tomorrow. But as the date gets closer and political infighting continues to abound, the question beg...
16:52, 07/19/2019

Does the drop in US drug deaths mean the opioid crisis is ending? Overdose deaths in the US have dropped for the first time in two decades, but many people are still dependent on painkillers and struggling to get them legally...
15:00, 07/19/2019

Behind the scenes of the Apollo mission at MIT Fifty years ago this week, humanity made its first expedition to another world, when Apollo 11 touched down on the moon and two astronauts walked on its surface. That moment changed the world in ways that still reverberate today. MIT’s deep and va...
23:52, 07/18/2019

Genetic study takes research on sex differences to new heights Throughout the animal kingdom, males and females frequently exhibit sexual dimorphism: differences in characteristic traits that often make it easy to tell them apart. In mammals, one of the most common sex-biased traits is size, with males typically...
23:52, 07/18/2019

Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin Were Supposed to Nap After Landing on the Moon, But They Couldn’t Wait to Walk Five decades ago, as astronauts traveled to the moon for the first time, TIME watched closely, along with the rest of the world. The magazine documented not only the moon landing but also the hopes and fears in the lead-up to the journey. This week, ...
23:00, 07/18/2019

Weird new type of magnetic liquid could be used to control soft robots A strange liquid magnet full of iron nanoparticles can change its shape in a magnetic field, and it may eventually be used to make wireless, moving soft robots...
22:26, 07/18/2019

Gulp! Jurassic mammal was the first one able to eat politely A shrew-like primitive mammal that inhabited China 165 million years ago represents a milestone in mammalian evolution, scientists said on Thursday, boasting a key anatomical trait in its throat that helped usher in the era of polite table manners....
20:52, 07/18/2019

74 trillion tons of fake snow over Antarctic could 'save coastal cities' from climate change, researchers say Spraying trillions of tons of fake snow may sound like something cooked up by a novelist writing about the year 2150, but according to a new study, it could stave off global sea rise and protect coastal cities....
20:39, 07/18/2019

Here’s Every Single Mission to the Moon in One Chart Humans started to work in earnest to get to the moon in the 1950s, when the U.S. and U.S.S.R. initiated a bracing Cold War space race. The Soviets drew first blood in 1959: in that one year, Luna 1 became the first spacecraft to reach the moon. Luna ...
20:39, 07/18/2019

How Historians Are Reckoning With the Former Nazi Who Launched America’s Space Program Sporting a gray double-breasted suit, slicked-back curls and a slide rule, rocket engineer Wernher von Braun cuts a suave, authoritative figure in Disney’s 1955 television special Man and the Moon. Speaking with a German accent, the then-direct...
20:39, 07/18/2019

‘We Need That Boot Print.’ Inside the Fight to Save the Moon’s Historic Sites Before it’s Too Late Half a century after humankind first walked on the moon, our sole natural satellite is becoming a much busier place. NASA wants to make a return trip, as do private American space companies like Elon Musk’s SpaceX. China has a rover exploring t...
20:39, 07/18/2019

Adding more bioethanol to petrol is no way to go green Making “greener” fuels by adding bioethanol to petrol will wreck the environment, not save it. We need to focus on making electric cars work, says Michael Le Page...
20:00, 07/18/2019

Moon landing: Buzz Aldrin took Holy Communion, read this Bible verse on lunar surface Fifty years ago, when American astronaut Edwin "Buzz" Aldrin, a devout Christian, made history landing on the moon, the first thing he did was give thanks to God....
18:52, 07/18/2019

Apollo 11: Never-before-seen video reveals lunar samples were searched for signs of life As the 50th anniversary of the historic Apollo 11 Moon landing nears, NASA has released never-before-seen footage of scientists checking the lunar samples that were brought back for signs of life...
17:13, 07/18/2019

All hail London’s urban jungle as it becomes first national park city With impressive biodiversity and ecosystems, London should set a trend for metropolises everywhere as it becomes the first National Park City in the world...
17:00, 07/18/2019

London gender clinic reports rising number of non-binary attendees A gender identity clinic for under-18s says the rise in young people seeking help may be levelling off, and that an increasing proportion identify as non-binary...
17:00, 07/18/2019

Elon Musk Told Us Why He Thinks We Can Land on the Moon in ‘Less Than 2 Years’ On July 12, TIME editor-at-large and space reporter Jeffrey Kluger had a far-ranging conversation with SpaceX CEO Elon Musk at the company’s headquarters in California. They discussed Musk’s reasons for starting SpaceX, his thoughts on ...
16:39, 07/18/2019

The Science Behind TIME’s New Apollo 11 Moon Landing Augmented Reality Experience TIME this week launched TIME Immersive, a new iPhone and Android app that we’ll use to deliver groundbreaking augmented reality and virtual reality experiences. First up: the TIME Moon Landing experience, the world’s most accurate 3D re-c...
16:39, 07/18/2019

Second human-sized jellyfish spotted off English coast sparks invasion fears: Haven't 'seen the biggest yet' It sounds like something out of a 1950s B-movie, but Brits are worried about an invasion of gigantic jellyfish after a second one was spotted this week....
15:26, 07/18/2019

Hawaiian Elders Arrested in Protest of Telescope Construction When completed, the Thirty Meter Telescope on Mauna Kea’s summit is expected to be the largest telescope in the Northern Hemisphere. But its construction has drawn heated opposition....
14:13, 07/18/2019

'The Dish' still beaming signals from Australia 50 years after moon walk It's known as "The Dish" and it soars above a nondescript paddock in rural Australia. Without it, hundreds of millions of people would never have seen all of the generation-defining footage of Neil Armstrong walking on the moon 50 years ago....
13:00, 07/18/2019

India to launch second lunar mission on July 22 after delay India's space agency said on Thursday it would launch the country's second lunar mission on July 22, after the original launch was called off due to a 'technical snag' earlier this week....
13:00, 07/18/2019

Explainer: NASA aims to build on moon as a way station for Mars Unlike the Apollo program that put astronauts on the moon 50 years ago, NASA is gearing up for a long term presence on Earth's satellite that the agency says will eventually enable humans to reach Mars....
13:00, 07/18/2019

Hawaii telescope operators abandoned millions of dollars worth of instrumentation, evacuated employees amid Mauna Kea protests The directors of an existing telescope on Hawaii’s Mauna Kea evacuated employees Tuesday amid growing protests that have blocked an access road to the construction site of a second $1.4 billion "Thirty Meter Telescope" (TMT) to be built on the mounta...
13:00, 07/18/2019

Birds and insect species are heading north in the UK as climate warms More than 50 of the UK’s estimated 39,000 animal species, mostly insects and birds, extended their range northwards within the UK between 2008 and 2018...
08:00, 07/18/2019

Creator of 'Storm Area 51' comes forward after satirical Facebook page takes off The creator of a Facebook page calling for a public invasion of Area 51, the top-secret Air Force facility in Nevada, has finally spoken publicly about his joke getting out of hand.   ...
07:00, 07/18/2019

Half of all harm caused by medical care is preventable About half of all the harm caused by medical care is preventable, according to a review of 70 studies involving more than 330,000 patients around the world...
02:00, 07/18/2019

How the Apollo Program Changed Our Understanding of What the Moon Even Is As the ancient planet Theia struck its glancing blow into Tellus, the planet that would become Earth, part of its mantle sloughed off into that of the planet it had struck, but some drove on past, pushing a layer of Tellurian mantle ahead of it like ...
00:13, 07/18/2019

Dolphin ‘mega pod’ off California coast stuns onlookers, video shows A huge pod of dolphins stampeded off the coast of California on Sunday, thrilling onlookers lucky enough to witness the rare sight with their acrobatics....
22:13, 07/17/2019

'Artificial snow' could save stricken Antarctic ice sheet - study Governments could stop the West Antarctic ice sheet from sliding into the ocean and submerging coastal cities by launching a last-ditch engineering project to blanket its surface with 'artificial snow,' a study found on Wednesday....
22:00, 07/17/2019

Life’s winners think success was earned even if it was down to luck People who win in a card game that involves almost no skill and was rigged in their favour tend to think the game was fair and that success was down to talent...
21:52, 07/17/2019

A drastic plan might prevent catastrophic Antarctic ice sheet collapse Pumping huge volumes of ocean water onto the West Antarctic ice sheet may stop it collapsing and causing a dramatic sea level rise that would threaten New York...
21:52, 07/17/2019

Artificial skin can sense 1000 times faster than human nerves An artificial skin inspired by the human nervous system can sense pressure and temperature. It has been tested on a robotic hand and improved the hand's ability to grasp a cup of coffee...
21:52, 07/17/2019

A type of antibiotics can cause hearing loss - and now we know why Aminoglycoside antibiotics can save lives, but the drugs can also cause hearing loss because of the toxic effect they have on sensory cells in the ear...
21:52, 07/17/2019

Apollo 11: Neil Armstrong's gold medal that flew to the Moon sold for more than $2 million A gold medal that flew aboard the Apollo 11 mission to the Moon with Neil Armstrong has sold for $2,055,000 by Dallas-based Heritage Auctions. The 28-mm solid gold Robbins Medal had been part of the Armstrong Family Collection....
21:52, 07/17/2019

Area 51: What are the odds aliens will be 'discovered' at crazy event to storm top-secret site? Having already overtaken Facebook, the crazy "Storm Area 51" event has prompted warnings from the U.S. military and caused UFO expert to say it's "getting somewhat out of hand."...
21:52, 07/17/2019

Tiny fighting worms make one of the loudest sounds in the ocean Tiny, feisty worms that live off the coast of Japan fight by headbutting each other — and they aren't quiet about it. During these feuds, the worms emit one of the loudest sounds in the ocean, according to a new study....
21:52, 07/17/2019

Police in Hawaii reportedly arresting protesters in standoff over construction of Mauna Kea telescope Native Hawaiian protesters are promising Wednesday to continue their blockade of an access road to the construction site of a mountaintop telescope on The Big Island -- despite an increased police presence -- in a bid to halt the project....
21:52, 07/17/2019

What’s the Most Realistic Movie About Space? Here’s What 8 Movies Got Right—and Wrong This year marks the 50th anniversary of Apollo 11, the historic mission during which Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin became the first humans to land and walk on the moon on July 20, 1969. There are few events in American history that epitomize the int...
20:00, 07/17/2019

Costa Rica is banning the use of polystyrene packaging from 2021 Costa Rica lawmakers are to ban the import of expanded polystyrene packaging in a bid to curb its damaging effects on the environment and human health...
19:39, 07/17/2019

Parasite brings down mosquito numbers in parts of Guangzhou The number of biting Asian tiger mosquitoes, which spread dengue and Chikungunya, has been reduced by more than 80 per cent at two sites in Guangzhou, China...
19:39, 07/17/2019

Gum disease treatment for Alzheimer’s lowers signs of inflammation A small trial testing a new kind of treatment for Alzheimer’s that blocks the toxins of P. gingivalis bacteria has had some encouraging preliminary results...
18:13, 07/17/2019

Unmasking mutant cancer cells As cancer cells progress, they accumulate hundreds and even thousands of genetic and epigenetic changes, resulting in protein expression profiles that are radically different from that of healthy cells. But despite their heavily mutated proteome, can...
16:26, 07/17/2019

Apollo 11 astronaut Michael Collins recalls drinking coffee during 'lonely' Moon landing orbit Michael Collins may not be a household name like his fellow Apollo 11 crewmembers Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin, but he played a pivotal role in the success of the epic mission....
15:52, 07/17/2019

Apollo 11's astronauts snapped photos for science. Then came MTV The Apollo 11 astronauts who made mankind's first visit to the moon 50 years ago were trained in how to take pictures for science. Back on Earth, some of those photos became pop culture touchstones....
14:26, 07/17/2019

Apollo moon rocks shed new light on Earth's volcanoes Fifty years after humans first set foot on the moon, scientists believe rock samples collected by Apollo astronauts could help predict volcanic eruptions on Earth more accurately....
14:26, 07/17/2019

Were the Vikings smoking pot while exploring Newfoundland? The discovery of cannabis pollen near a Viking settlement in Newfoundland raises the question of whether the Vikings were smoking or eating pot while exploring North America....
11:26, 07/17/2019

Buzz Aldrin, second man on moon, recalls 'magnificent desolation' Fifty years after their history-making voyage to the moon, Buzz Aldrin recalls the first moments of the Apollo 11 launch being so smooth that he and his two crewmates, Neil Armstrong and Mike Collins, were unsure precisely when they left the ground....
04:26, 07/17/2019

Drones could be used to herd rhinos away from poaching hotspots It’s costly to protect southern white rhinos from poachers, but a study suggests the vulnerable animals could be deterred from poaching hotspots using drones...
03:00, 07/17/2019

A Better Way to Manage Your Period? Try the Menstrual Cup, Scientists Say The reusable, bell-like devices unfold in the vagina to stanch menstrual flow. They are as effective as sanitary pads and tampons, according to a new analysis — and less expensive....
01:52, 07/17/2019

Apollo 11: Buzz Aldrin recalls the Moon's 'magnificent desolation' During a 2012 interview with Fox News Channel’s Neil Cavuto, astronaut Buzz Aldrin recalled the “magnificent desolation” he and Apollo 11 Commander Neil Armstrong witnessed when they landed on the Moon 50 years ago....
01:13, 07/17/2019

200-pound Florida python named 'Ginormica' could reach world-record size, zoo official says A 200-pound reticulated python at a Florida zoo already stretches over 20 feet long – but the massive reptile is still slithering toward world-record size, according to a zoo official....
01:13, 07/17/2019

Human-sized jellyfish lurking off English coast stuns divers: 'It’s an experience we’ll never forget' Two divers off the coast of England had the experience of a lifetime when they came across — and swam alongside — a human-sized barrel jellyfish, scientifically known as a Rhizostoma Pulmo....
01:13, 07/17/2019

Apollo 11 astronaut returns to launch pad where first humans lifted off for the moon Apollo 11 astronaut Michael Collins returned to the launch pad Tuesday at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida where he flew to the moon 50 years ago along with the late Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin....
00:52, 07/17/2019

How does your productivity stack up? You know that person who always seems to be ahead of their deadlines, despite being swamped? Do you look at them with envy and wonder how they do it? "Regardless of location, industry, or occupation, productivity is a challenge faced by every profes...
23:26, 07/16/2019

Neil Armstrong's Apollo 11 spacesuit unveiled at Smithsonian The spacesuit astronaut Neil Armstrong wore during his mission to the moon went on public display for the first time in 13 years on Tuesday, at the Smithsonian's Air and Space Museum exactly 50 years to the day when Apollo 11 launched into space....
22:00, 07/16/2019

Plans to provide genetic testing on the NHS could harm well-being The UK’s health service is set to offer genetic testing to determine people’s risk of common diseases, but there are concerns that this could have negative effects...
20:39, 07/16/2019

They Were at Mission Control During Apollo 11. 50 Years Later, the Memory Still Moves Them to Tears The words spoken by astronaut Neil Armstrong when he became the first man to step foot on the moon — at 10:56 pm Eastern Time on July 20, 1969 — have since become one of the most famous sentences ever uttered. But NASA’s Mission Con...
20:26, 07/16/2019

Double whale breach off Australia coast thrills tourists 'within meters' of scene A group of whale watchers off Australia’s Gold Coast captured incredible video of two of the sea creatures “double breaching” within feet of their boat....
18:00, 07/16/2019

1,700-year-old recently discovered Christian letter offers clues into how faithful lived centuries ago Researchers unveiled a rare 1,700-year-old letter "not recorded in any other historical source," shedding new light into how early Christian believers lived....
18:00, 07/16/2019

Apollo 11 insiders remember history's most famous space mission: 'We had a job to do and we did it' A detailed description of what the launch and landing of Apollo 11 were like for many of the 400,000 insiders who worked on the most famous space exploration mission in history....
18:00, 07/16/2019

Alaska man illegally killed polar bear, left wasting carcass in front yard for months: authorities An Alaska man has been federally charged with illegally killing a polar bear and leaving its carcass to rot in his front yard for five months, authorities said last week....
18:00, 07/16/2019

Apollo 11: Secret Nixon speech reveals what would happen if Armstrong and Aldrin couldn't come back Apollo 11 was a rousing success and astronauts Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin were able to walk on the Moon and return to Earth. But what would happen if they couldn't come back?...
18:00, 07/16/2019

Watch: Astronauts Buzz Aldrin and Michael Collins Reunite To Celebrate 50th Anniversary Of Moon Launch Astronauts Buzz Aldrin and Michael Collins are reuniting on the 50th anniversary of their historical mission to the moon in 1969 at a celebration at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida. They’ll be united at the exact time the and place...
17:39, 07/16/2019

High levels of anxiety can slow down your reaction times People with anxiety often have attention control problems. Now it seems anxiety can significantly slow down reaction times – an effect that gets worse with age...
17:39, 07/16/2019

Ancient flood shows some dinosaurs nested in colonies like birds We’ve long suspected that some dinosaurs nested in colonies like birds do, and now an exceptional fossil site has given us the strongest evidence that they did...
17:13, 07/16/2019

Starfish looks like ravioli, goes viral If this starfish is making your mouth water, you're not alone. When a photo of Plinthaster dentatus went viral on Twitter last week, pasta-lovers did a double take — the sea star looked just like a piece of ravioli....
13:52, 07/16/2019

Radiation levels in Marshall Islands higher than Fukushima, Chernobyl, study finds Radiation levels across the Marshall Islands in the central Pacific Ocean, where the United States conducted more than 65 nuclear tests during the Cold War, are still alarmingly high — even higher than Fukushima and Chernobyl in some parts, a new stu...
06:13, 07/16/2019

SpaceX astronaut mission looking 'increasingly difficult' in 2019: executive As Elon Musk's SpaceX closes in on the possible cause of a fiery explosion in April that destroyed one of its astronaut capsules, a company executive said on Monday its plan to launch humans into space this year looked "increasingly difficult."...
05:13, 07/16/2019

What's Area 51, and why is it so popular right now? 4 things to know about the top-secret site The top-secret military base known as Area 51 has long been a point of discussion for conspiracy theorists who believe the facility holds government secrets about aliens and UFOs....
01:39, 07/16/2019

Apollo 11: 'The book that landed man on the Moon' could sell for $9 million The Lunar Module Timeline Book that traveled to the surface of the Moon with Apollo 11 astronauts Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin is up for auction later this week....
01:39, 07/16/2019

How expectation influences perception For decades, research has shown that our perception of the world is influenced by our expectations. These expectations, also called “prior beliefs,” help us make sense of what we are perceiving in the present, based on similar past experiences. Consi...
21:39, 07/15/2019

See the Past, Present and Future of American Spaceflight in 4 Minutes 50 years ago, humankind took its first steps on an otherworldly body. That mission to the Moon, Apollo 11, opened the door to the decades of space exploration that followed. While it has been difficult in recent years to muster the political or finan...
20:13, 07/15/2019

Area 51 expert on social media campaign to 'storm' top-secret site: Military won't let anyone get close An author and expert on Area 51 said the U.S. military will never let civilians anywhere near the mysterious Air Force-run site after the "Storm Area 51" movement went viral on Facebook. ...
19:13, 07/15/2019

Apollo 11 flight director remembers historic mission to the Moon For many Americans, the first Moon landing serves as a historic -but distant- memory. Current generations learn about the event from parents or a textbook, but for flight director Gene Kranz the mission is personal....
19:13, 07/15/2019

Florida man, 75, fights alligator to rescue dog, reports say A 75-year-old Florida man rescued his daughter’s dog from the jaws of an 8-foot alligator last week by kicking the reptile in the snout, reports said....
19:13, 07/15/2019

Some whales 'whisper' to their calves to evade predators Along with dolphins, whales are widely considered the smartest animals in the sea, having developed brains and behavior that suggest intelligence and sophistication rarely seen in nature. But a new study theorizes that some species of whales have tak...
19:13, 07/15/2019

Apollo 11: CEO of rocket maker ULA recalls watching Moon landing on TV as a kid On July 20, 1969, United Launch Alliance CEO Tory Bruno was just short of his 8th birthday, living on his family’s ranch in the mountains of California near Lake Tahoe....
19:13, 07/15/2019

India’s moon mission Chandrayaan 2 delayed just before launch Just before the intended launch of India’s Chandrayaan 2 mission to the moon’s south pole, a “technical snag” with the rocket caused it to be called off for now...
17:26, 07/15/2019

You're less empathetic when you've been drinking heavily A drinking experiment found that people seem to become less empathetic when they have a high blood-alcohol level, but that this doesn't affect moral judgements...
17:26, 07/15/2019

Anorexia is a metabolic disorder as well as a psychiatric one An analysis of nearly 17,000 people with anorexia has found that those with the condition may be genetically prone to weight loss and high physical activity...
17:26, 07/15/2019

There aren’t enough space explosions to explain strange radio bursts Weird flashes of radio waves from space could in theory be coming from huge explosions, but now we know the radio bursts occur too often for that idea to work...
17:26, 07/15/2019

8 Places You Can Visit to Celebrate Apollo 11’s 50th Anniversary This Week As the country prepares to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Apollo 11’s mission to the moon, a number of destinations with links to the historic journey are holding events to commemorate the occasion. From the Smithsonian National Air & Space ...
17:13, 07/15/2019

Alan Turing, Computing Pioneer, Will Be Honored on Britain’s £50 Note During his lifetime, the mathematician and computer pioneer’s reputation was overshadowed by a conviction under Britain’s Victorian laws against homosexuality, and his war work remained a secret until decades later....
16:52, 07/15/2019

Regulating e-cigarette flavours may prompt some people to smoke more The results of a survey suggest that regulating the flavours and nicotine levels of e-cigarettes could prompt some younger people to increase their tobacco use...
16:39, 07/15/2019

A NASA Intern Bought Apollo 11 Videotapes for $218. Now They’re Going to Auction for Millions Three reels of videotape from NASA’s Apollo 11 mission described as “the only surviving first-generation recordings of the historic moon walk” will be auctioned at Sotheby’s on Saturday, the day of the moon landing’s 50t...
15:13, 07/15/2019

Scientists look for answers to earth's beginning under the moonscape As countries and companies rush to build infrastructure on the moon, some researchers are planning to dig under its rocky soil to unlock mysteries about Earth that have eluded scientists since astronauts first stepped foot on its surface a half centu...
14:00, 07/15/2019

Robots to install telescopes to peer into cosmos from the moon As the United States races to put humans back on the moon for the first time in 50 years, a NASA-funded lab in Colorado aims to send robots there to deploy telescopes that will look far into our galaxy, remotely operated by orbiting astronauts....
14:00, 07/15/2019

Gulf Coast Faces Flood and Tornado Risks Even As Barry Weakens NEW ORLEANS — Even though Tropical Depression Barry did not unleash catastrophic flooding in Louisiana, many across the Gulf Coast were urged to take heed of tornado and flash-flood warnings Monday as the storm moved north. Barry was downgraded...
13:39, 07/15/2019

Remains of Napoleon's one-legged general found under Russian dance floor An excavation in a peculiar place — under the foundation of a dance floor in Russia — has uncovered the remains of one of Napoleon Bonaparte's favorite generals: a one-legged man who was killed by a cannonball more than 200 years ago, news sources re...
12:39, 07/15/2019

India's second lunar mission delayed due to 'technical snag': ISRO India's space agency said it delayed the launch of its second lunar mission, Chandrayaan-2, in the early hours of Monday due to a "technical snag" which was observed less than an hour before the scheduled liftoff....
06:52, 07/15/2019

Everything to Know About July’s Full Buck Moon — the First Full Moon of Summer Calling all stargazers! The so-called Full Buck Moon is on the horizon — so get ready to enjoy the show. As astronomy buffs might already know, this month’s full moon is due on July 16, and brings with it a partial lunar eclipse that̵...
14:00, 07/14/2019

Hurricane Barry prompts storm surge, flood warnings: Why is New Orleans at an increased risk? As Hurricane Barry reaches the Louisiana coast, flooding and rainfall are increasingly becoming a concern — especially for the city of New Orleans, which is more vulnerable during severe weather events. ...
19:00, 07/13/2019

Manhattanhenge July 2019: When and Where to Watch After getting rained out in May, many New Yorkers got to take “the best sunset picture of the year” on Friday. They’ll get a second chance on Saturday....
04:26, 07/13/2019

Apollo 13 astronaut Fred Haise recounts ill-fated mission: 'We never got to the edge of the cliff' On April 11, 1970, NASA astronaut Fred Haise was preparing to follow in the footsteps of Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin and walk on the surface of the Moon....
01:39, 07/13/2019

Apollo astronaut recounts Mission Control during Moon landing: 'It was tense, because this was the real thing now' On July 20, 1969, Apollo astronaut Fred Haise was at NASA’s Mission Control in Houston when the Eagle lunar module descended to the surface of the Moon....
01:39, 07/13/2019

India to land rover on Moon in global space race Taking a giant leap in its space program, India is looking to solidify its place among the world’s space-exploring countries with its second unmanned mission to the moon, aiming to land a rover near the unexplored lunar south pole....
01:39, 07/13/2019

Storm Barry is heading towards New Orleans – how big is the risk? Almost 14 years after Hurricane Katrina, New Orleans faces disaster again. Massive rainfall and a storm surge from Storm Barry pose twin threats to the city...
00:52, 07/13/2019

Fernando Corbató, a Father of Your Computer (and Your Password), Dies at 93 In a breakthrough in the 1960s, he showed that computers could be used interactively with quick results, and also made secure from others’ using them....
00:26, 07/13/2019

Tropical Storm Barry prompts storm surge, flood warnings: Why is New Orleans at an increased risk? As Tropical Storm Barry continues to barrel toward the Louisiana coast, flooding and rainfall are increasingly becoming a concern — especially for the city of New Orleans, which is more vulnerable to weather-related phenomena. ...
21:39, 07/12/2019

Automated system generates robotic parts for novel tasks An automated system developed by MIT researchers designs and 3-D prints complex robotic parts called actuators that are optimized according to an enormous number of specifications. In short, the system does automatically what is virtually impossible ...
21:39, 07/12/2019

Tropical Storm Barry Underscores a Big Problem With Hurricane Categories As Tropical Storm Barry gathers strength on its way to a violent clash with the Louisiana coast, officials are rightly evacuating some residents, while advising others to shelter in place and have emergency plans in case the worst should happen. Barr...
19:13, 07/12/2019

How hurricane names are 'retired' from use for future storms To retire a storm name – and have it removed from the list – the hurricane must be “so deadly or costly that the future use of its name on a different storm would be inappropriate for obvious reasons of sensitivity.”...
18:52, 07/12/2019

Why Is Tropical Storm Barry Such a Threat? The Science Behind the Brewing Hurricane Tropical Storm Barry, which is forecast to become Hurricane Barry as it hurls forward on a collision course with the Louisiana coast, has experts worried about potentially catastrophic effects, from storm surge to a potential breach of levees meant t...
16:39, 07/12/2019

Purple fairy wrasse named Wakanda discovered on reef in twilight zone Scuba-divers have discovered a new fish – a vibrant purple fairy wrasse. They have named it Cirrhilabrus wakanda, after the fictional kingdom in Black Panther...
15:13, 07/12/2019

12,000 years ago, a boy had his skull squashed into a cone shape Ancient people in China practiced human head-shaping about 12,000 years ago — meaning they bound some children's maturing skulls, encouraging the heads to grow into elongated ovals — making them the oldest group on record to purposefully squash their...
12:39, 07/12/2019

Exclusive: NASA administrator explains decision to replace head of human spaceflight programs The longtime head of NASA’s human spaceflight programs has been replaced as the agency races to meet President Trump’s ambitious goal of returning American astronauts to the Moon in five years....
07:13, 07/12/2019

Head of NASA's spaceflight programs replaced with Trump's Moon goal in focus The longtime head of NASA’s human spaceflight programs has been replaced as the agency races to meet President Trump’s ambitious goal of returning American astronauts to the Moon in five years....
03:52, 07/12/2019

Butterfly numbers fell by one-third in the US over past two decades Butterfly numbers have dropped by one-third in the US over 20 years because of climate change and habitat destruction – and other insects may be declining too...
03:13, 07/12/2019

Whale mothers and calves whisper to avoid attracting predators Southern right whale mothers and calves communicate with one another using quiet moo-like calls to avoid attracting predators such as killer whales and sharks...
03:13, 07/12/2019

Molecules pictured changing shape as they gain and lose electrons When molecules gain even a small electric charge, their shapes and chemical properties shift. Now we’ve watched those changes in action for the first time...
03:13, 07/12/2019

Combining two cancer drugs could help slow growth of tumours Breast tumours grow at a slower rate in mice if the animals are given one drug to block cancer cell division and another that prevents therapy resistance...
03:13, 07/12/2019

People in China have more salt in their diet than anyone else in world People in China consume 10 grams of salt each day on average – the most of any country and twice the level recommended to avoid risks including stroke...
03:13, 07/12/2019

Trump’s Efforts to Rein In Drug Prices Face Setbacks The White House abandoned a plan to drop hidden rebates paid by drug companies to benefit managers, and lost a court case over requiring transparency in drug companies’ TV ads....
01:26, 07/12/2019

Here’s What Tropical Storm Barry Looks Like From Space A severe storm that threatens to strike Louisiana as a hurricane officially became Tropical Storm Barry on Thursday, the National Hurricane Center (NHC) confirmed. Tropical Storm Barry is currently gaining strength in the Gulf of Mexico about 90 mile...
00:26, 07/12/2019

Apollo 11 Had 3 Men Aboard, But Only 2 Walked on the Moon. Here’s What it Was Like to Be the Third Michael Collins was the man who got history’s middle seat — literally aboard the Apollo 11 spacecraft, but in more lasting ways too. He was, technically, the second-ranking member of the three-man crew that achieved the historic moon land...
00:26, 07/12/2019

Florida man bitten by venomous snake: 'My life just flashed through my head' A Florida man says his life “flashed” before his eyes after a venomous cottonmouth snake bit him on a foot and left his leg in “throbbing pain” last week....
22:39, 07/11/2019

Scientists may have found one of the oldest Christian churches in the world Scientists may have discovered one of the oldest Christian churches in the world by using muon radiography to scan a mysterious subterranean building located in the ancient Russian city of Derbent on the Caspian Sea....
22:39, 07/11/2019

Titanic survivor’s unusual light-up walking stick is up for auction An unusual walking stick that belonged to a Titanic survivor and a first-class passenger’s meal receipt from the doomed liner are up for auction later this month....
22:39, 07/11/2019

Probe starts after UAE satellite lost in failed Vega launch An investigation is under way after a European Vega rocket failed after take-off, destroying a military observation satellite as it was about to be placed in orbit for the United Arab Emirates, European space authorities said on Thursday....
22:26, 07/11/2019

Let’s Dive Into the Story of the ‘Ravioli Starfish’ That Looks Like a Stuffed-Pasta Shaped Wonder of the Sea The newly minted internet star is a starfish that looks like an Italian dinner dish. The “ravioli” starfish, also dubbed online a “cookie” starfish, was the species most frequently found during a recent National Oceanic and At...
21:26, 07/11/2019

New CRISPR platform expands RNA editing capabilities CRISPR-based tools have revolutionized our ability to target disease-linked genetic mutations. CRISPR technology comprises a growing family of tools that can manipulate genes and their expression, including by targeting DNA with the enzymes Cas9 and ...
20:26, 07/11/2019

New vaccine strategy boosts T-cell therapy A promising new way to treat some types of cancer is to program the patient’s own T cells to destroy the cancerous cells. This approach, termed CAR-T cell therapy, is now used to combat some types of leukemia, but so far it has not worked well agains...
20:26, 07/11/2019

Artificial “muscles” achieve powerful pulling force As a cucumber plant grows, it sprouts tightly coiled tendrils that seek out supports in order to pull the plant upward. This ensures the plant receives as much sunlight exposure as possible. Now, researchers at MIT have found a way to imitate this co...
20:26, 07/11/2019

Enriching solid-state batteries Researchers at MIT have come up with a new pulsed laser deposition technique to make thinner lithium electrolytes using less heat, promising faster charging and potentially higher-voltage solid-state lithium ion batteries. Key to the new technique f...
19:26, 07/11/2019

Brazil cotton farmers to challenge patent rights of Bayer GMO seed - newspaper Brazilian cotton producers in the state of Mato Grosso plan to file a lawsuit requesting cancellation of a patent protection related to Bayer AG's Bollgard II RR Flex genetically modified cotton seed, newspaper Valor Econômico reported on Thursday....
17:00, 07/11/2019

Scientists Say They’ve Identified the Earliest Sign of Humans Outside Africa NEW YORK — Scientists say they’ve identified the earliest sign of our species outside Africa, a chunk of skull recovered from a cave in southern Greece. Its estimated age is at least 210,000 years old, making it 16,000 or more years older...
16:00, 07/11/2019

Streaming online pornography produces as much CO2 as Belgium Streaming online videos generates 300 million tonnes of CO2 a year – nearly 1 per cent of global emissions – with pornography alone generating 80 million tonnes...
14:13, 07/11/2019

Space company Avio's Vega vehicle has launch failure Italian space company Avio said on Thursday a Vega launch vehicle carrying a United Arab Emirates satellite experienced "an anomaly" which lead to a launch failure....
14:00, 07/11/2019

Move over, Einstein! 'Chameleon' theory provides alternate explanation for cosmos formation A group of scientists has created a computer simulation of the universe in order to test out an alternative theory to Albertn Einstein's theory of general relativity ....
11:26, 07/11/2019

UK government urgently readies environment watchdog for no-deal Brexit Work is underway to have a version of the Office for Environmental Protection (OEP) established almost immediately after a no deal Brexit, to avoid a hiatus in environmental protection...
09:13, 07/11/2019

Branson's Virgin Orbit moves closer to commercial satellite launch Richard Branson's Virgin Orbit on Wednesday released a rocket from the wing of a modified Boeing 747 jetliner in mid-air in a key test of its high-altitude launch system for satellites, the company said....
04:13, 07/11/2019

Sturgeon, America's forgotten dinosaurs, are showing signs of life CHARLES CITY, Va. (AP) — Sturgeon were America's vanishing dinosaurs, armor-plated beasts that crowded the nation's rivers until mankind's craving for caviar pushed them to the edge of extinction....
23:00, 07/10/2019

Giant bullsnake found in Minnesota home’s bathtub, officials say A 6-foot bullsnake gave a Minnesota family a startling wake-up call when they discovered the slithering intruder in their bathtub early Monday, officials said....
23:00, 07/10/2019

Mountain lion spotted prowling California neighborhood prompts warning Officials in San Mateo, Calif., are reminding residents to be alert after home surveillance video captured a mountain lion prowling the neighborhood on Sunday....
23:00, 07/10/2019

Alligator in South Carolina rescued after soccer ball found lodged in mouth: 'It looked like he wasn't alive' An alligator in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina was rescued after it was found with a green soccer ball lodged in its mouth — an item that had reportedly been stuck in the gator’s jaws for days. ...
23:00, 07/10/2019

Unassuming shark that lived 165M years ago was ancestor of great white, megalodon Researchers have unlocked the mystery behind where the prehistoric predator megalodon and its modern-day successor great white shark came from — and it's not what you might expect....
23:00, 07/10/2019

Our species got to Europe 165,000 years earlier than we thought The first modern humans were not supposed to have reached Europe until 45,000 years ago, but a skull from a Greek cave turns out to be 210,000 years old...
22:13, 07/10/2019

Branson's Virgin Orbit completes key rocket test Richard Branson's Virgin Orbit on Wednesday released a rocket from the wing of a modified Boeing 747 jetliner in mid-air in a key test of its high-altitude launch system for satellites, the company said....
21:26, 07/10/2019

World’s top personality test doesn’t really work – should we ditch it? The 'Big Five' model of personality is widely used, but it turns out it doesn't work for people in low- and middle-income countries, or even just older people in the West...
20:39, 07/10/2019

Babies point at objects because they really want to touch them Infants across the world begin pointing with their index finger between 9 and 14 months of age – perhaps because of an urge to touch objects beyond their reach...
20:39, 07/10/2019

Earth's helium is running out and it has dire consequences for science Helium's essential for party balloons, but also for MRI scanners, physics experiments and space rockets. But supplies on Earth are getting dangerously low, warns Chanda Prescod-Weinstein...
20:00, 07/10/2019

Skull shows our species got to Europe 165,000 earlier than we thought The first modern humans were not supposed to have reached Europe until 45,000 years ago, but a skull from a Greek cave turns out to be 210,000 years old...
20:00, 07/10/2019

Cancer biologists identify new drug combo When it comes to killing cancer cells, two drugs are often better than one. Some drug combinations offer a one-two punch that kills cells more effectively, requires lower doses of each drug, and can help to prevent drug resistance. MIT biologists ...
17:52, 07/10/2019

IDSS hosts inaugural Learning for Dynamics and Control conference Over the next decade, the biggest generator of data is expected to be devices which sense and control the physical world. From autonomy to robotics to smart cities, this data explosion — paired with advances in machine learning — creates new possibil...
17:52, 07/10/2019

UK is going backwards on climate change action, advisers warn The Committee on Committee Climate Change says UK is not preparing adequately for global warming impacts or meeting the challenge of its carbon emission targets...
06:13, 07/10/2019

Social stress linked to bone density loss in postmenopausal women Postmenopausal women with high social stress and poor relationships may be at higher risk of bone fractures due to stress hormones lowering bone density...
01:39, 07/10/2019

Goats reveal their feelings with the sound of distinctive bleats When goats were played a recording of a ‘happy’ animal bleating, they noticed when there was a shift to ‘sad’ bleats in the recording, and vice versa...
01:00, 07/10/2019

Butterfly numbers fell by one third in the US over last two decades Butterfly numbers have dropped by one third in the US over 20 years because of climate change and habitat destruction – and other insects may be declining too...
00:00, 07/10/2019

Arizona city played critical role in moon exploration history When people think about space missions and moon landings, it's usually Cape Canaveral, Fla., and Houston, Texas, that comes to mind. But Flagstaff, Ariz., has also played a critical role in space exploration....
00:00, 07/10/2019

This Cockatoo Thinks He Can Dance Researchers have become convinced that Snowball, a YouTube sensation, and perhaps other animals, share humans’ sensitivity to music. He certainly has his own moves....
21:13, 07/09/2019

Computer attempts to replicate the dream-like maths of Ramanujan A computer program called the Ramanujan Machine is generating mathematical conjectures for constants like π and e, just like the legendary Indian mathematician...
19:26, 07/09/2019

SoCal has 8 percent chance of another huge quake this week There's an 8 percent chance that Southern California could be rocked by another magnitude 6.0 or above earthquake this week, according to seismologists....
18:26, 07/09/2019

'World's most dangerous glacier' could cause catastrophic sea level rise, study warns A glacier in West Antarctica, known as "the world's most dangerous," could completely melt away and cause a rapid and "catastrophic" sea-level rise, a new study warns....
18:26, 07/09/2019

Colorado officials warn humans to not feed wildlife after mountain goats engaging in 'unnatural behaviors' "Do not feed wildlife" is a warning officials in Colorado have issued as mountain goats have been trying to cozy up with humans — a behavior deemed "unnatural."...
18:26, 07/09/2019

Supervolcano fears: 'Big One' is coming California’s uncanny “earthquake pause” is over. It should have already had several “big ones” by now. All that pressure has to go somewhere. Now geologists are nervously eyeing eight nearby volcanoes. And why has Yellowstone supervolcano been acting...
15:52, 07/09/2019

Massive California earthquakes could be seen from space As fears of "the Big One" reemerge after two powerful earthquakes rocked Southern California last week, the damage that was done has left a lasting impression on the planet — one that can be seen from space....
15:52, 07/09/2019

Gene-silencing drug for rare hereditary disorder approved for NHS use A therapy that uses RNA interference to treat the rare condition hereditary transthyretin-mediated amyloidosis has been approved for NHS use in England...
14:26, 07/09/2019

David Attenborough on climate change: 'We cannot be radical enough' David Attenborough says the UK must take radical action to meet its climate change targets, but politicians must make efforts to keep the public on side too...
14:26, 07/09/2019

Zoos Called It a ‘Rescue.’ But Are the Elephants Really Safe? Despite mounting evidence that elephants find captivity torturous, some American zoos still acquire them from Africa — aided by a tall tale about why they needed to leave home....
12:00, 07/09/2019

To Reduce Hospital Noise, Researchers Create Alarms That Whistle and Sing Why do medical devices sound so terrible? A group of clinicians, psychologists, musicians and designers are developing signals that are less startling and more informative. Listen here....
12:00, 07/09/2019

Buzz Aldrin, others tell Apollo's inside story in rare, newly released interviews For the first time, PBS has released rare interviews with the team of astronauts and NASA personnel who brought America to the moon in the 1960s — including one of the first people to walk on the lunar surface....
11:26, 07/09/2019

Judge Blocks Trump Rule Requiring Drug Companies to List Prices in TV Ads A federal court judge said the Health and Human Services Department had overreached its regulatory authority in trying to force drugmakers to disclose their prices....
03:26, 07/09/2019

Meet Poppy Northcutt, the Woman Who Helped Bring the Apollo 11 Astronauts Home Safely The boundary broken by the Apollo 11 astronauts, when they became the first humans to walk on the Moon on July 20, 1969, is one of the most famous in history. But the Apollo program also saw other kinds of boundaries broken back on Earth. For example...
02:39, 07/09/2019

National Archives confirm Declaration of Independence, Constitution and Bill of Rights safe after D.C. flooding Dangerous flash floods have rocked the Washington, D.C. area on Monday, but the nation's founding documents are safe, according to The National Archives....
01:26, 07/09/2019

Pathways to a low-carbon China Fulfilling the ultimate goal of the 2015 Paris Agreement on climate change — keeping global warming well below 2 degrees Celsius, if not 1.5 C — will be impossible without dramatic action from the world’s largest emitter of greenhouse gases, China. T...
22:52, 07/08/2019

Breaching a “carbon threshold” could lead to mass extinction In the brain, when neurons fire off electrical signals to their neighbors, this happens through an “all-or-none” response. The signal only happens once conditions in the cell breach a certain threshold. Now an MIT researcher has observed a similar...
22:00, 07/08/2019

Micro ring resonator has highest quality factor to date Researchers at MIT and Singapore University of Technology (SUTD) have demonstrated a micro ring resonator made of amorphous silicon carbide with the highest quality factor to date. The resonator shows promise to be used as an on-chip photonic light s...
22:00, 07/08/2019

Mysterious X-37B military space plane caught on camera Skywatcher and satellite tracker Ralf Vandebergh of the Netherlands recently caught a rare glimpse of the U.S. Air Force's secretive X-37B space plane ....
21:13, 07/08/2019

Mysterious carnivorous dinosaur likely walked on a single toe Paleontologists have uncovered a new species of dinosaur that lived 90 million-years-ago in modern-day Brazil with an almost unheard-of characteristic: it balanced its weight on a single toe....
21:13, 07/08/2019

Shark swallowed whole during rare deep-sea feeding frenzy off South Carolina coast, video shows Researchers exploring the depths of the ocean off the coast of South Carolina recorded a rare sight last month when they stumbled upon a shark feeding frenzy that had a surprise ending....
21:13, 07/08/2019

Bobcat, raccoon briefly escape New Mexico zoo after vandals cut open enclosures, police say New Mexico police are searching for vandals who cut locks and fencing on enclosures at a zoo over the weekend, allowing four animals, including a bobcat, to escape before they were quickly wrangled nearby....
18:39, 07/08/2019

Watch firefighters save great horned owl trapped in fishing line Rescue workers used a fire truck to save a great horned owl that had become entangled in a fishing line at Harriman Lake Park in Jefferson County, Colorado last week....
18:39, 07/08/2019

Secret chamber in King Tut’s tomb could hide Queen Nefertiti One of Egypt's greatest mysteries could be solved as scientists think they have located the final resting place of the ancient Egyptian queen, Nefertiti....
18:39, 07/08/2019

Pompeii ruins 'hiding 10 unexploded WW2 bombs,' archaeologists warn At least 10 unexploded bombs dropped by the Allies during World War II are believed to be near the ruins of Pompeii, archaeologists warn, according to a local report...
18:39, 07/08/2019

Half of babies affected by Zika virus are developing normally by age 2 In a group of about 200 babies affected by Zika virus, about half of those with abnormal brain scans after birth are developing normally by age 2 or 3...
17:39, 07/08/2019

US teens may be finding it harder to buy cannabis after legalisation After seven US states legalised recreational use of marijuana, teenagers reported less use of the drug in anonymous surveys, perhaps because legal dispensaries require proof of age...
17:39, 07/08/2019

Cleaning up China's dirty air would give solar energy a huge boost Air pollution from human activities in China has decreased the potential output of solar panels by 13 per cent between 1960 and 2015, resulting in loss electricity generation and revenue...
17:39, 07/08/2019

Watch Snowball the cockatoo show off the 14 dance moves he's invented Snowball the cockatoo can not only dance in time to music, he's also invented a range of dance moves and can even combine moves like foot lifts and head bangs...
17:39, 07/08/2019

Extracting sperm directly from testicles could help infertility issues Some male infertility may be down to the damage sperm experiences as it matures and enters semen – so taking immature sperm directly from the testes could help...
16:39, 07/08/2019

Most Americans Say Returning to the Moon Shouldn’t Be a Space Program Priority Most Americans don’t think returning to the moon should be a top priority for the country’s space program, a recent poll found, despite the Trump administration’s goal to do exactly that within five years. Only 23% of Americans cons...
15:52, 07/08/2019

TIME Launches Space Newsletter Ahead of the 50th Anniversary of Apollo 11 On July 12, TIME is launching a new weekly space newsletter, to be published each Friday, analyzing space exploration, spaceflight, and the aerospace business. TIME has been at the forefront of space reporting for decades, dating back to groundbreaki...
15:52, 07/08/2019

California’s Recent Earthquakes Are Reigniting Fears of the ‘Big One’ RIDGECREST, Calif. — Shaken residents were cleaning up Sunday from two of the biggest earthquakes to rattle California in decades as scientists warn that both should serve as a wake-up call to be ready when the long-dreaded “Big One”...
14:26, 07/08/2019

US may dump 1.5 tons of rat poison on Farallon Islands to halt invasive rodents A U.S. government agency is proposing the deployment of 1.5 tons of rat poison to limit the spread of an invasive rodent problem in the Farallon Islands, located 30 miles off the coast of San Francisco....
03:13, 07/08/2019

Actress who allegedly caught endangered clams on TV show could face prison time: reports An actress from South Korea could face prison time in Thailand for allegedly catching endangered clams during the filming of a TV show, according to reports....
13:53, 07/06/2019

China, Russia and the US are all racing to produce hypersonic weapons Countries are racing to make hypersonic weapons, which fly at over five times the speed of sound. The technology could raise instability around the world...
09:40, 07/06/2019

As Floods Keep Coming, Cities Pay Residents to Move The United States spends more on helping people rebuild after disasters than preventing problems. Nashville is leading an effort to change that by helping people move out of flood zones....
09:14, 07/06/2019

Heatwave and Wildfires in Alaska as Temperatures Hit 90 Degrees On Independence Day It’s about 80 degrees inside Brian Brettschneider’s Anchorage, Alaska home, but he can’t open up his windows. Smoke is drifting into the city from the nearby Swan Lake wildfire, and he’s trying to keep the ash out of his house...
23:52, 07/05/2019

How NASA satellites are helping track disease outbreaks Mosquito-borne diseases are responsible for hundreds of thousands of deaths worldwide every year, according to the World Health Organization (WHO), which is why NASA has been working to help track outbreaks ....
19:39, 07/05/2019

Miners looking for gemstones find ancient sea monster instead Miners digging for gemstones found something entirely different last month; rather than uncovering the shiny and iridescent gemstone known as ammolite, they discovered the fossilized remains of an ancient sea monster....
19:39, 07/05/2019

King Tut bust that Egypt claims was 'stolen' sells for $6 million A controversial 3,000-year-old stone sculpture of boy pharaoh King Tutankhamun has been sold for nearly $6 million at auction in the U.K., despite protests from the Egyptian government....
19:39, 07/05/2019

Mysterious 'Earthquake mountain' swallowed up by ocean, NASA images show Zalzala Koh may be out of sight for now, but that does not mean it is completely gone. In 2019, hints of the island persist in Landsat imagery. As recently as June 2019, Landsat observed trails of sediment circulating around the submerged base. The s...
19:39, 07/05/2019

Ransomware attacks are on the rise and the criminals are winning Ransomware attacks, which see which see individuals and organisations locked out of their data unless they pay up, are on the rise and raking in huge profits...
18:00, 07/05/2019

Climate mistake reveals Earth warmed more than we thought last century Early weather stations only covered 20 per cent of the globe, causing them to underestimate how much our greenhouse gas emissions have warmed the climate...
13:26, 07/05/2019

UK roadsides could become burial grounds as graveyards are filling up Bodies could start to be buried alongside main roads in the UK, as graveyards and cemeteries are running out of room, suggests a former direct of public health...
13:26, 07/05/2019

Revolutionary War diary sheds light on Deborah Sampson, who disguised herself as a man to join the Continental Army A remarkable Revolutionary War diary written by a Massachusetts corporal sheds light on Deborah Sampson, who disguised herself as a man to join the Continental Army....
02:13, 07/05/2019

Fly off to Mars at Kennedy Space Center’s Astronaut Training Experience As we celebrate the 50th anniversary of Apollo 11, the first manned mission to land on the Moon, Florida’s Kennedy Space Center has opened up its Astronaut Training Experience to the public....
02:13, 07/05/2019

Planting a Trillion Trees May Be the Best Way to Fight Climate Change, Study Says (WASHINGTON) — The most effective way to fight global warming is to plant lots of trees, a study says. A trillion of them, maybe more. And there’s enough room, Swiss scientists say. Even with existing cities and farmland, there’s en...
23:39, 07/04/2019

Billions of extra trees may give us 20 years to tackle climate change The world could support nearly 1 billion hectares of extra forest, covering the size of the United States and giving us 20 more years to tackle climate change...
21:13, 07/04/2019

Israel unveils ancient road ‘where Jesus walked’ to temple Israel officially opened a stairway, known as "Pilgrim's Road," that Jesus is believed to have walked on in ancient Jerusalem as another place for Judeo-Christian visitors to see in the Holy Land....
19:52, 07/04/2019

Your boss could use your smartwatch to check your productivity levels AI can predict people’s performance levels at work based on data from their electronic devices. However, there are concerns about how the tech could be used...
17:26, 07/04/2019

3rd mysterious deep-space flash traced to host galaxy Astronomers just pinpointed the source galaxy of another fast radio burst (FRB), suggesting that these brief and bizarre cosmic blasts may not remain mysterious for much longer....
11:52, 07/04/2019

UK’s National Trust to sell off fossil fuel investments worth £45m The National Trust, a UK conservation charity, will sell off its investments in fossil fuel companies including BP, Shell and Total over the next three years...
04:52, 07/04/2019

Making wireless communication more energy efficient Omer Tanovic, a PhD candidate in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, joined the Laboratory for Information and Decision Systems (LIDS) because he loves studying theory and turning research questions into solvable math probl...
02:26, 07/04/2019

Robert Levine, Who Studied Kindness, Identity and Time, Dies at 73 His social experiments explored how people around the world spend time, whether kindness varies by city and what compels us to buy things we may not need....
23:52, 07/03/2019

Known unknowns: How to communicate certainly in an uncertain world From the speed of global warming to the likelihood of developing cancer, we must grasp uncertainty to understand the world. Here’s how to know your unknowns...
23:13, 07/03/2019

We could breed climate-friendly cows that belch less methane Livestock are responsible for 14.5 per cent of global greenhouse gas emissions but it turns out that we could breed cows with gut bacteria that produce less methane...
23:13, 07/03/2019

Data can now be stored inside the molecules that power our metabolism The small molecules we use during metabolism form the basis of a new way to store digital information – and it could be more stable than electronic memory...
23:13, 07/03/2019

Biblical bad guys the ancient Philistines came from Europe, DNA shows The ancient Philistines, the Biblical villains whose origins have puzzled scholars for decades, came to the Middle East from southern Europe more than 3,000 years ago, new DNA testing has shown....
22:13, 07/03/2019

Experiments show dramatic increase in solar cell output In any conventional silicon-based solar cell, there is an absolute limit on overall efficiency, based partly on the fact that each photon of light can only knock loose a single electron, even if that photon carried twice the energy needed to do so. B...
20:13, 07/03/2019

Seals remember what they just did – but only for about 18 seconds Seals and sea lions can repeat their last action on command, as long as they are asked to do so within 18 seconds , hinting at a degree of self-awareness...
19:52, 07/03/2019

Saturn's moon Enceladus could support life as more evidence emerges The possibility that Saturn's moon Enceladus could support life has strengthened after researchers determined its ocean is likely 1 billion years old, placing it in the sweet spot....
17:39, 07/03/2019

Birthplace of England's '9-day queen,' Jane Grey, discovered under park Archaeologists have uncovered what may be the foundations of the childhood home of Lady Jane Grey — a relative of King Henry VIII and Queen of England for nine days in July 1553....
23:26, 07/02/2019

Arctic fox goes on epic 2,000-mile journey from Norway to Canada, leaving scientists stunned A 1-year-old arctic fox trekked more than 2,000 miles – forging across vast expanses of sea ice – from Norway to Canada in just 76 days, setting a new record and stunning scientists....
23:26, 07/02/2019

Rare total solar eclipse darkens sun over Chile, Argentina The world’s first total solar eclipse since 2017 darkened the heavens over Chile and Argentina, as tens of thousands of tourists and locals gaped skyward Tuesday....
23:26, 07/02/2019

Chileans and Argentines Ready to View Total Solar Eclipse (LA SERENA, Chile) — Tens of thousands of tourists flocked to cities and towns across northern Chile to stake out spots in one of the world’s best locations to witness Tuesday’s total solar eclipse. Millions are expected to gaze at ...
19:26, 07/02/2019

With NASA’s Orion Abort-System Test, Americans Just Took a Small (and Very Big) Step Closer to the Moon It was a modest little rocket scheduled to make a modest little flight, and yet an awful lot of people showed up at Cape Canaveral before dawn this morning to watch it happen. They had good reason to be there. With the flight, America’s planned...
18:00, 07/02/2019

Nikita Khrushchev’s Son Watched his Father Lose the Space Race. 50 Years After the Moon Landing, He Holds No Grudge Chernobyl was an awfully nice place to be half a century or so ago. Named after the wormwood herb that grew wild there, the town had a modest population, a river that ran clear, and open land for camping and star-gazing. So that was where Sergei Khru...
18:00, 07/02/2019

Tiny motor can “walk” to carry out tasks Years ago, MIT Professor Neil Gershenfeld had an audacious thought. Struck by the fact that all the world’s living things are built out of combinations of just 20 amino acids, he wondered: Might it be possible to create a kit of just 20 fundamental p...
17:52, 07/02/2019

NASA tests abort system on astronaut capsule built for moon missions An unmanned full-scale NASA crew capsule blasted off from a Florida launchpad on Tuesday in a successful test of the spacecraft's abort thrusters, an astronaut safety device that will be key as the agency works to return humans to the moon by 2024. ...
15:39, 07/02/2019

Apollo 11: 'Most important manual' from Moon landing could be worth $9M British auction house is auctioning off several Apollo 11-related items, including the flight plan used on board and the Apollo 11 Lunar Module Timeline Book, a manual deemed to be the "most important manual used" to put "a man on the Moon." ...
14:52, 07/02/2019

Getting more heat out of sunlight A newly developed material that is so perfectly transparent you can barely see it could unlock many new uses for solar heat. It generates much higher temperatures than conventional solar collectors do — enough to be used for home heating or for indus...
10:13, 07/02/2019

Scientists conclude cigar-shaped interstellar object not an alien spaceship After investigating the nature of a mysterious and apparently cigar-shaped object called 'Oumuamua spotted in 2017 speeding through our solar system, astronomers remain uncertain over how to classify it, but are confident it is not an alien spaceship...
23:52, 07/01/2019

Antarctic sea ice is declining dramatically and we don’t know why Satellite data shows that between 2014 and 2017 sea ice extent in the southern hemisphere suffered unprecedented annual decreases, outpacing Arctic losses...
22:26, 07/01/2019

Interstellar object 'Oumuamua almost definitely not aliens, we think After the interstellar asteroid ‘Oumuamua flew through our solar system in 2017, some researchers speculated it might be an alien ship - it’s very likely not...
21:00, 07/01/2019

We need to shut power plants early to stay under 1.5°C warming Despite all the talk and target setting, emissions from existing and planned fossil fuel energy infrastructure will take the world well past the 1.5°C mark, unless we shut them down...
21:00, 07/01/2019

Was Mexico’s freak summer hail storm due to global warming? The Mexican city of Guadalajara was hit by an unusual storm that left cars buried beneath 2 metres of hail – but we can’t say that climate change is responsible...
21:00, 07/01/2019

NASA's $200M space telescope finds alien planet almost the size of Earth, smallest discovered NASA said its new Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite space telescope has discovered its smallest exoplanet so far, an alien world that's roughly 80 percent the size of Earth and could help "unlock" secrets of how the Blue Planet became habitable....
20:13, 07/01/2019

New species of fly named after 'Game of Thrones' villain Winter may have come and gone for "Game of Thrones" and its infamous character, the Night King, but his legacy is poised to live on — in the form of a fly....
20:13, 07/01/2019

Apollo 11: Former NASA intern bought original Moon landing recordings for $217, could be worth $2M A set of original videotape recordings of the Apollo 11 Moon landing that were bought for $217.77 at a government surplus auction by a former NASA intern in the 1970s could raise up to $2 million when they are auctioned this month....
20:13, 07/01/2019

YouTube anti-vax videos are on the decline but are yet to be wiped out Anti-vaccination views are often spread on YouTube, but new research suggests the site has begun to get a handle on its vaccine disinformation problem...
17:00, 07/01/2019

Genealogy Sites Have Helped Identify Suspects. Now They’ve Helped Convict One. A new forensic technique sailed through its first test in court, leading to a guilty verdict. But beyond the courtroom, a battle over privacy is intensifying....
09:39, 07/01/2019

Officials Warn of Wasp ‘Super Nests’ in Alabama A colony can grow to be as big as a Volkswagen Beetle and can have 15,000 wasps. The last time scientists saw such an unusually high number of enormous nests was in 2006....
21:52, 06/30/2019

Mysterious 'fast radio burst' traced back to its home galaxy for first time ever Three and a half billion years ago, a mysterious object on the edge of a distant galaxy spewed forth an intensely bright, vanishingly brief burst of radio energy that shot across the universe....
21:26, 06/28/2019

NASA unveils new mission to fly to Saturn's moon, Titan, which could be home to alien life NASA unveiled the latest mission in its New Frontiers program, exploring Saturn's largest moon, Titan, which could potentially host extraterrestrial life....
20:26, 06/28/2019

Astronomers spotted a car-size asteroid just hours before impact Astronomers discovered a car-size asteroid hours before it slammed into Earth and burned up in the atmosphere this past weekend, news sources report....
20:26, 06/28/2019

Planet in triple-star system may be our best chance to find alien life An exoplanet 22.5 light years away that orbits in a system with three stars has the perfect conditions for us to search its atmosphere for signs of alien life...
17:39, 06/28/2019

European heatwave: France hits highest recorded temperature of 45.1°C A heatwave has hit Europe. France has recorded its highest ever temperature at 45.1°C and a wildfire is raging in Spain after a pile of chicken dung caught fire...
17:39, 06/28/2019

Sotheby's to auction rare videotape of Neil Armstrong's first steps on moon A one-time NASA intern who bought a truckload of videotapes to resell them may end up a millionaire next month when Sotheby's auctions what it says is the only surviving original recording of man's first steps on the moon 50 years ago....
17:26, 06/28/2019

Energy Drinks Have Become Wildly Popular With Teens. Here’s Why it’s a Public Health Concern Earlier this year, a half-dozen students from City Hill Middle School, in Naugatuck, Connecticut, traveled with their science teacher Katrina Spina to the state capital to testify in support of a bill that would ban sales of energy drinks to children...
16:00, 06/28/2019

Impossible Foods boss says we should tax meat to boost veg-based diets Impossible Foods' plant-based burgers will soon be cheaper than beef ones, steaks are coming, and the company will never sell out, says CEO Patrick Brown...
13:52, 06/28/2019

Remains of Genoa bridge demolished one year after deadly disaster The two remaining towers of Italy’s Morandi bridge have been destroyed with explosives, but the lethal collapse in 2018 still has not been fully explained...
13:52, 06/28/2019

When US pulls overseas abortion funding, abortion rates go up not down Withholding aid from clinics that offer abortion services leads to a rise in terminations – perhaps because the clinics often provide contraception services too...
13:52, 06/28/2019

Life on icy alien worlds may resemble creatures under submerged Hawaiian volcano BELLEVUE, Wash. — What do a deep underwater volcano in Hawaii and Saturn's moon have in common? Astrobiologists are hoping the answer to that question is life....
12:13, 06/28/2019

NASA to send drone to Saturn's moon for clues on human origins NASA plans to send a drone named Dragonfly to Saturn's biggest moon, Titan, the agency said Thursday, announcing the space agency's latest high-profile mission to explore the solar system for clues on humanity's origins. "Today I am proud to announce...
00:39, 06/28/2019

NASA Is Sending a Drone-Like Rover to Hunt for Signs of Life on a Promising Moon NASA says it’s sending a drone to explore Saturn’s largest moon. The space agency said Thursday Dragonfly will fly from location to location over Titan, exploring future potential landing sites. The mission, part of NASA’s competi...
23:13, 06/27/2019

Albino alligators at Florida animal park produce rare batch of 19 eggs Earlier this month, staff members at an animal park in Florida were delighted to learn that an albino alligator “couple” at their facility produced a rare batch of 19 eggs. ...
22:00, 06/27/2019

Apollo 11 flight plan and NASA memo discussing Neil Armstrong’s first words on the Moon up for auction A preliminary flight plan and a NASA memo discussing Neil Armstrong’s historic first words on the Moon are among a host of artifacts from the historic Apollo 11 mission that are up for auction next month....
22:00, 06/27/2019

Fossil of 'super bird,' three times larger than ostrich, discovered Researchers have recently discovered the fossils of one of the largest birds that ever lived, estimating it weighed nearly 1,000 pounds and stood more than 10 feet tall....
22:00, 06/27/2019

Humpback whale freed from shark net off Australia coast in difficult rescue, video shows A humpback whale entangled in a shark net off the coast of Australia on Thursday was eventually cut free by a marine rescue team after an hours-long operation....
22:00, 06/27/2019

Bird in Florida spotted feeding baby chick cigarette butt: 'Absolutely disheartening' A mother bird at a beach in Florida was spotted feeding her baby chick a cigarette butt, prompting one woman to remind beachgoers this summer to clean up after themselves. ...
22:00, 06/27/2019

Inside the Weather Wars That May Threaten the Daily Forecast You Depend On Paul Sauer spins his head like a hawk, standing on the roof of the Marine Air Terminal at La Guardia Airport, as jets whine and fume on the tarmac below. “Pretty straightforward today,” he shouts. “A little stratocumulus to the nort...
21:26, 06/27/2019

Our brains replay experiences when we rest to help us make decisions When we rest, neurons fire to replay recent experiences – and doing so seems to improve our ability to use those experiences to make future decisions...
21:00, 06/27/2019

New kind of light is a vortex beam that twists faster as it moves A laser beam can be twisted and move like a vortex, and for the first time researchers have made one that has different twists along the length of the beam...
21:00, 06/27/2019

Shatterproof phone screens could be made from seashell-like glass A type of glass that can deform like plastic by mimicking the properties of mother-of-pearl could be used for everything from car windows to foldable phones...
21:00, 06/27/2019

We jump to conclusions even when it pays to wait for the facts We give up collecting data more quickly when information fits what we want to be true, even if this leaves us worse off - but there are ways to improve your thinking...
21:00, 06/27/2019

Mystery radio waves from space tracked to a surprising home galaxy For the second time, astronomers have tracked a strange blast of radio waves from space to its host galaxy – and it is strangely different from the first one...
21:00, 06/27/2019

UN report warns coming 'climate apartheid' will split Earth between 'those who escape' and 'those who will suffer' A particularly dire report from the United Nations Human Rights Council has upped the ante in the fight against climate change, warning that a "climate apartheid" could fracture the global population, splitting the planet between the wealthy and the ...
18:26, 06/27/2019

Massive blobs of 'fire ice' lurks beneath the ocean. We know almost nothing about them. There's a giant trove of frozen methane, or "fire ice," locked beneath our ocean's surface. If released, it could trigger tsunamis, landslides and release huge amounts of carbon into our already-warming atmosphere. But we have almost no idea how much...
18:26, 06/27/2019

'Lost' Caravaggio painting worth $170M bought before auction — but is it authentic? A previously unknown Caravaggio painting that was found just a few years ago was expected to fetch up to $170 million at auction this week — but it never made it to the auction block....
18:26, 06/27/2019

It turns out planes are even worse for the climate than we thought Aeroplane contrails have a larger warming effect than all the CO2 emitted by planes that has accumulated in the atmosphere since the first ever flight...
17:52, 06/27/2019

Ancient crocodile cousins evolved vegetarianism at least three times During the dinosaur era, many crocodile-like reptiles ate plants rather than guzzling meat – suggesting it was once a common lifestyle for crocodiles...
17:52, 06/27/2019

Miniature brains grown in the lab have human-like neural activity Neurons in lab-grown ‘mini brains’ can be coaxed into communicating with each other, which might help in disease research – while also raising ethical questions...
17:52, 06/27/2019

Exclusive: Controversial King Tut statue has sketchy origins. Now Christie's is selling it. As a diplomatic dispute rages between Egypt and the auction house Christie's in London over a sculpture depicting the head of the pharaoh Tutankhamun , set to be auctioned on July 4, a Live Science investigation reveals several clues as to where this...
13:26, 06/27/2019

Ancient DNA reveals Neanderthal migration and interbreeding DNA from 120,000-year-old bones sheds light on the ancestry of Neanderthals in Europe, revealing a remarkable 80,000 years of genetic continuity, interbreeding with a mystery hominin and migrations...
13:26, 06/27/2019

How Do You Talk to Children About Climate Change? The key is understanding what climate change is. “A lot of people, when they talk to children, are processing their own anxiety and fears,” a psychologist said....
11:13, 06/27/2019

Drag-and-drop data analytics In the Iron Man movies, Tony Stark uses a holographic computer to project 3-D data into thin air, manipulate them with his hands, and find fixes to his superhero troubles. In the same vein, researchers from MIT and Brown University have now developed...
06:13, 06/27/2019

A new way to make droplets bounce away In many situations, engineers want to minimize the contact of droplets of water or other liquids with surfaces they fall onto. Whether the goal is keeping ice from building up on an airplane wing or a wind turbine blade, or preventing heat loss from ...
06:13, 06/27/2019

Specially trained dogs try to save threatened turtle species Conservation groups in the Midwest are taking an unconventional approach to tracking rare and threatened turtles on their lands by using a John Rucker, a Montana man who helps track the ornate box turtles with the help of his seven dogs....
02:26, 06/27/2019

Canada Signals a Willingness to Challenge Trump on His Clean-Car Rollback By signing a clean-car deal with California, Canadia inserted itself into the high-profile battle over Mr. Trump’s weakening of rules to fight climate change....
00:39, 06/27/2019

How a luxury hotel was built over newly discovered ancient ruins Modern architecture and archaeology don’t typically go hand-in-hand. However, the two mixed in an unprecedented way when ancient ruins were discovered under what would become the Antakya Museum Hotel in Turkey....
00:13, 06/27/2019

Extraterrestrials may spout out toxic gas as a sign of life, researchers suggest As the search for intelligent extraterrestrial life marches on, researchers have suggested no shortage of possible signs to look for, including carbon monoxide, dust storms and methane, which is commonly emitted from organic means, including humans. ...
00:13, 06/27/2019

Toronto zoo saves woman bitten by venomous snake in Thailand A Canadian zoo has been credited for saving a woman who was bitten by a Mayalan Pit Viper — a venomous snake native found primarily in Southeast Asia — while she was vacationing in Thailand. ...
00:13, 06/27/2019

NASA to open Moon rock samples sealed for 50 years After announcing the nine teams that were granted the chance to look at the rock samples from the Moon collected nearly 50 years ago in March, NASA is finally opening up the vault....
00:13, 06/27/2019

Dead sea turtle found with spear through head in Florida national park A dead sea turtle with a spear shaft through its head was recently found floating in the waters of a national park in Florida, authorities said Tuesday....
00:13, 06/27/2019

An ‘Unprecedented’ Early Summer Heatwave Grips Europe as Scientists Warn More Are on the Way Europeans are bracing for an intense early-summer heatwave, with record-breaking temperatures forecast in parts of France and Germany before the weekend — less than a year after the region’s last extreme heatwave. Temperatures are expecte...
23:52, 06/26/2019

Translating proteins into music, and back Want to create a brand new type of protein that might have useful properties? No problem. Just hum a few bars. In a surprising marriage of science and art, researchers at MIT have developed a system for converting the molecular structures of prote...
20:52, 06/26/2019

New AI programming language goes beyond deep learning A team of MIT researchers is making it easier for novices to get their feet wet with artificial intelligence, while also helping experts advance the field. In a paper presented at the Programming Language Design and Implementation conference this ...
20:52, 06/26/2019

Confining cell-killing treatments to tumors Cytokines, small proteins released by immune cells to communicate with each other, have for some time been investigated as a potential cancer treatment. However, despite their known potency and potential for use alongside other immunotherapies, cyto...
20:52, 06/26/2019

1,060 Earthquakes Have Hit Southern California in a Month and Hardly Anyone Noticed. Here’s Why More than 1,000 tiny earthquakes have rumbled through an area of Southern California for nearly a month––but few people actually noticed. “Swarmageddon,” as it’s been dubbed, started May 25 and lasted through at least Ju...
20:00, 06/26/2019

Bystander effect: Famous psychology result could be completely wrong A famous result in psychology says that people fail to intervene when they see people in violent situations, but a review of CCTV footage finds that isn't true...
15:00, 06/26/2019

Graves of more than 30 US Marines, sailors from WWII discovered on remote Pacific Island Several graves containing what are likely the remains of more than 30 U.S. Marines and sailors killed during one of the bloodiest battles of World War II were discovered on a remote Pacific Island, officials said....
13:26, 06/26/2019

Explorers hunting for mystery city in Honduran rainforest find unknown creatures Scientists exploring an area that's thought to contain an ancient lost city in the Honduras rainforest have discovered a vast ecosystem of rare and endangered species, including some animals that were supposedly extinct....
13:26, 06/26/2019

U.S. patent agency to review Harvard, MIT's claim to CRISPR technology The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office on Monday said it would review whether Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology can claim rights to a gene-editing technology known as CRISPR, adding fuel to a rivalry between those institu...
09:26, 06/26/2019

Nazi soldiers used performance-enhancing 'super-drug' in World War II, shocking documentary reveals A shocking documentary is shedding new light on just how far the Nazis and Allied soldiers went in an attempt to win World War II — including the use of performance enhancing drugs....
07:52, 06/26/2019

Scientists find scurvy in mouth of long-dead, failed crusader king One of the last crusader kings had scurvy when he died, a new forensic analysis finds — contradicting old narratives that he died of plague or dysentery....
07:52, 06/26/2019

For Catherine Drennan, teaching and research are complementary passions Catherine Drennan says nothing in her job thrills her more than the process of discovery. But Drennan, a professor of biology and chemistry, is not referring to her landmark research on protein structures that could play a major role in reducing the ...
06:52, 06/26/2019

Study: Social robots can benefit hospitalized children A new study demonstrates, for the first time, that “social robots” used in support sessions held in pediatric units at hospitals can lead to more positive emotions in sick children. Many hospitals host interventions in pediatric units, where child...
06:52, 06/26/2019

UK has halved air pollution deaths since 1970 but must still do more The share of premature deaths in the UK linked to air pollution has dropped significantly because of action on emissions – but there is still a long way to go...
04:26, 06/26/2019

An Arctic fox made an epic 4400-kilometre-long journey over sea ice In 2018, a satellite-tracked Arctic fox migrated across sea ice from Svalbard to northeast Canada – but repeat journeys may soon be impossible as the poles warm...
21:13, 06/25/2019

SpaceX Launched a Massive Rocket With 24 Satellites On Board CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — SpaceX launched its heftiest rocket with 24 research satellites Tuesday, a middle-of-the-night rideshare featuring a deep space atomic clock, solar sail, a clean and green rocket fuel testbed, and even human ashes. It was...
17:00, 06/25/2019

Why these strange, reclusive arachnids fled underground in evolutionary waves Once upon a time, Western Australia was covered in forests and those forests were filled with sightless, eyeless, tip-tapping critters called schizomids....
11:39, 06/25/2019

Solar farms could be wildlife havens that tackle biodiversity crisis UK’s solar farms could provide habitats and food for wildlife, says a new report – but critics worry that planned larger farms will be less wildlife-friendly...
08:52, 06/25/2019

Unique chance to confirm there is methane – and perhaps life – on Mars NASA’s Curiosity Rover has detected methane on Mars, and we may be able to confirm the signal because gas-measuring satellites were monitoring the same region...
00:39, 06/25/2019

Drug Companies Are Focusing on the Poor After Decades of Ignoring Them The pharmaceutical industry once sued to keep AIDS drugs from dying Africans. Now companies boast of their efforts to get medicines to the developing world....
21:52, 06/24/2019

A better way to encapsulate islet cells for diabetes treatment When medical devices are implanted in the body, the immune system often attacks them, producing scar tissue around the device. This buildup of tissue, known as fibrosis, can interfere with the device’s function. MIT researchers have now come up wi...
21:13, 06/24/2019

Chemists discover structure of glucagon fibrils Patients with type 1 diabetes have to regularly inject themselves with insulin, a hormone that helps their cells absorb glucose from the bloodstream. Another hormone called glucagon, which has the opposite effect, is given to diabetic patients to rev...
21:13, 06/24/2019

NASA to launch a deep-space atomic clock tonight NASA is set to launch an incredible new atomic clock into orbit on a Falcon Heavy today (June 24) in a technology demonstration mission that could transform the way humans explore space....
20:52, 06/24/2019

Gut bacteria might influence how our brains develop as children Two-year-olds with higher abundances of two particular gut microbes have more activity in brain regions associated with attention and language acquisition...
18:52, 06/24/2019

Mars meteorite assault stopped 500 million years earlier than thought The Late Heavy Bombardment may have stopped on Mars 4.48 billion years ago, allowing it to become more favourable to life earlier than previously suggested...
17:39, 06/24/2019

Freezing embryos doesn't boost IVF success rate despite common use People are often advised to freeze embryos and delay implantation so the uterus can recover from drugs taken during egg removal, but there may be few benefits...
16:39, 06/24/2019

Storing sperm in a freezer for a decade hardly affects birth rates Many countries impose time limits on storing frozen sperm, but a sperm bank study has found this may not be necessary as it has little effect on birth rates...
16:39, 06/24/2019

Terrifying images show giant squid the size of a car caught on camera in US waters for first time A giant squid has been caught on camera in U.S. waters for the first time ever by researchers who were looking for creatures living in the "midnight zone" of the sea....
16:13, 06/24/2019

Our astonishing brain is hard to figure out – and that's fantastic It can seem a Herculean task to establish even basic facts about the human brain, but without its mind-boggling complexity we wouldn't be nearly as amazing...
13:00, 06/24/2019

Bizarre clam eats rocks for breakfast Rocks might not sound like a delectable meal to most life-forms, but it's on the menu for a newly identified species of a plump, bizarre-looking clam....
12:39, 06/24/2019

Rare giant squid spotted in Gulf of Mexico, 'amazing' video shows Researchers last week captured a huge squid in the Gulf of Mexico as part of rare footage that biologists have described as "the most amazing video you've ever seen."...
15:26, 06/23/2019

AI learns to gamble illogically like humans to predict our behaviour Artificial intelligence trained on human-made gambling decisions has picked up our illogical habits,which could help machines better predict human behaviour...
10:13, 06/23/2019

Google Celebrates the Summer Solstice With a Pastel Doodle It’s officially summer and Google is celebrating with a pastel Doodle. Friday is the start of the summer solstice in the northern hemisphere, making it the longest day and shortest night of 2019 for those above the Equator. The reverse is true ...
01:26, 06/22/2019

Dolphins Are Washing Up Dead at a Disturbing Rate This Year — And Scientists Aren’t Sure Why Nearly 300 dead bottlenose dolphins — three times as many as normal — have washed up along the beaches of the Gulf Coast this year. While scientists can’t explain the sudden surge, some at least have theories. Since February, 282 bo...
01:26, 06/22/2019

Scientists Have Recorded A Rare Right Whale Singing For the First Time. It Does Have the Range (ANCHORAGE, Alaska) — It’s not America’s Top 40, but it’s a cutting edge song. Federal marine biologists for the first time have recorded singing by one of the rarest whales on the planet, the North Pacific right whale. Nation...
01:26, 06/22/2019

The problem with buying dinosaurs Dinosaurs are in the news these days, but it’s not always for happy reasons. While paleontologists are making groundbreaking discoveries, their work is often overshadowed by outrage that yet another fossil has been auctioned off to the highest bidder...
00:26, 06/22/2019

Europe's oldest mosque may be buried underground in this Visigothic city Archaeologists have detected long-hidden features of a Visigothic city in Spain, including unexplored parts of a palace and a building that may be one of the oldest mosques in Europe....
00:26, 06/22/2019

First-ever beluga-narwhal hybrid found in the Arctic Thirty years ago, an Inuit man in west Greenland subsistence-hunting for whales shot a trio of strange cetaceans with front fins like belugas and tails like narwhals (the so-called "unicorns of the sea")....
00:26, 06/22/2019

Seals 'sing' 'Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star' and the 'Star Wars' theme in bizarre video Scientists in the U.K. have revealed that gray seals can mimic the sound of human words and songs such as “Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star’ and even the “Star Wars” theme....
00:26, 06/22/2019

“Nanoemulsion” gels offer new way to deliver drugs through the skin MIT chemical engineers have devised a new way to create very tiny droplets of one liquid suspended within another liquid, known as nanoemulsions. Such emulsions are similar to the mixture that forms when you shake an oil-and-vinegar salad dressing, b...
17:52, 06/21/2019

Scientists reveal skull of beluga-narwhal hybrid through DNA analysis Using DNA analysis of a 30-some-year-old whale skull, scientists were reportedly able to identify the animal as a rare hybrid of a beluga whale and a narwhal....
16:52, 06/21/2019

Voracious black holes could feed alien life on rogue worlds Black holes are engines of destruction on a cosmic scale, but they may also be the bringers of life. New research on supermassive black holes suggests that the radiation they emit during feeding frenzies can create biomolecular building blocks and ev...
16:52, 06/21/2019

Sack-like creatures held seafloor 'dinner parties' 500M years ago More than 540 million years ago, primitive organisms that looked like frilled tulip blooms shared communal meals at underwater "dinner parties," according to fossils found in Namibia....
16:52, 06/21/2019

Meet the Scottish sea worm with eyes on its butt Some people claim to have eyes in the back of their head. Perhaps just as useful, a new marine worm discovered off the coast of Scotland has eyes in the back of its butt....
16:52, 06/21/2019

The Environmental Downside of Cannabis Cultivation Thanks to the legalization of recreational cannabis in 10 states and the District of Columbia, sparking up a joint in these areas is as easy as ordering a glass of wine. Spending on legal cannabis, which includes 33 states and the District of Columbi...
13:52, 06/21/2019

The hunt for mysterious Planet 9 Astronomers across the globe are searching for an enormous undiscovered world dubbed Planet Nine, which could change everything we think we know about the solar system....
11:26, 06/21/2019

A new way to mix oil and water The reluctance of oil and water to mix together and stay that way is so well-known that it has become a cliché for describing any two things that do not go together well. Now, a new finding from researchers at MIT might turn that expression on its he...
07:26, 06/21/2019

A chemical approach to imaging cells from the inside The following press release was issued today by the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard. A team of researchers at the McGovern Institute and Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard has developed a new technique for mapping cells. The approach, called DNA ...
02:13, 06/21/2019

Secretive startup SpinLaunch gets 1st launch contract for US Military The secretive startup SpinLaunch , which aims to fling satellites into space without a traditional launch pad, has just secured its first launch contract....
00:13, 06/21/2019

California 'Lorax' tree thought to have inspired Dr. Seuss mysteriously falls A nearly century-old tree with iconic fluffy branches that some say inspired the fictional Truffula trees in Dr. Seuss’ “The Lorax” toppled over in a California park last week....
00:13, 06/21/2019

Americans prefer to stop asteroids from hitting Earth over going to the Moon or Mars CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — Americans prefer a space program that focuses on potential asteroid impacts, scientific research and using robots to explore the cosmos over sending humans back to the moon or on to Mars, a poll shows....
00:13, 06/21/2019

Mysterious Nazca Lines reveal their secrets Scientists are shedding new light on the mysterious Nazca Lines etched in the desert of southern Peru, revealing what some of the drawings actually depict....
00:13, 06/21/2019

Rare whale near Alaska recorded singing for first time Marine biologists have for the first time recorded the “song” of the rare eastern North Pacific right whale, of which fewer than 30 remain on the planet....
00:13, 06/21/2019

Plastic Pollution Might Be Depriving Us of Oxygen The plastic debris floating in the world’s oceans entangles wildlife, kills birds that swallow it mistaking it for food, and seeps into the food chain, showing up in fish that humans eat. A major threat to the ocean, this plastic pollution is e...
20:00, 06/20/2019

Seals have been trained to sing the Star Wars theme - have a listen Scientists have trained grey seals to copy speech, as well as notes from music including the Star Wars theme and the nursery rhyme Twinkle Twinkle Little Star...
19:52, 06/20/2019

Spotting objects amid clutter A new MIT-developed technique enables robots to quickly identify objects hidden in a three-dimensional cloud of data, reminiscent of how some people can make sense of a densely patterned “Magic Eye” image if they observe it in just the right way. ...
17:13, 06/20/2019

Weird whale may be a hybrid of a narwhal mother and beluga father DNA analysis of an unusually shaped skull found in West Greenland suggests the creature was a hybrid male whale, with a narwhal mother and beluga father...
16:39, 06/20/2019

US suicide rate at its highest since the end of the second world war Suicide rates in the US are at their highest since the second world war, and a new report shows an increase among Native Americans and Asian or Pacific Islanders...
08:26, 06/20/2019

Costs, delays mount for Boeing's NASA launch system, audit finds NASA's flagship space launch system being built by Boeing is taking years longer than expected with cost overruns of nearly $2 billion, an audit found on Wednesday, raising questions about meeting a goal of returning humans to the moon by 2024.The G...
02:13, 06/20/2019

Apollo 11 flag, flight plan page and roll of film used on the Moon are up for auction An American flag that was flown into orbit during Apollo 11 is among a host of artifacts from the historic mission that are up for auction this week....
23:26, 06/19/2019

Labelling people "anti-vaxxers" ignores real roots of their concerns There’s no doubt everyone should vaccinate – but to combat “anti-vax” we must understand the legitimate reasons for some communities’ mistrust, says Furaha Asani...
20:39, 06/19/2019

Ancient Celts were partial to beer, mead and imported Greek wines Analysing ancient pots has revealed the drinking habits of Celts in France. Over 2000 years ago they were drinking beer, mead and imported Greek wines...
20:39, 06/19/2019

Spy satellite images reveal Himalaya glacier ice losses have doubled The speed at which glaciers in the Himalayas are losing ice has doubled since the turn of the century, an analysis of declassified spy film has revealed...
20:39, 06/19/2019

ESA plans triple spacecraft to lurk in wait for a speedy comet After the success of Rosetta, the European Space Agency plans to launch three spacecraft to wait in space until a speedy comet from the edge of the solar system passes by...
19:39, 06/19/2019

Floppy eared bunnies look cute but they suffer more health problems The breeding of lop-eared rabbits has created animals more prone to ear and dental problems, similar to the way that short-muzzled dogs like pugs suffer...
19:39, 06/19/2019

Samurai text tells secrets of sword-fighters' 'supernatural powers' A newly translated samurai text called "Twelve Rules of the Sword" reveals the secrets of a sword-fighting school that mastered a technique that seemed to give supernatural powers....
19:39, 06/19/2019

Engineers 3-D print flexible mesh for ankle and knee braces Hearing aids, dental crowns, and limb prosthetics are some of the medical devices that can now be digitally designed and customized for individual patients, thanks to 3-D printing. However, these devices are typically designed to replace or support b...
18:13, 06/19/2019

From one brain scan, more information for medical artificial intelligence MIT researchers have devised a novel method to glean more information from images used to train machine-learning models, including those that can analyze medical scans to help diagnose and treat brain conditions. An active new area in medicine inv...
18:13, 06/19/2019

3 Questions: An experiment illuminates the value of public transportation Urban residents hear a lot about public transit fares, but to what extent do transportation costs really affect riders? A group of urban studies researchers at MIT has conducted a new experiment — a randomized, controlled trial — on Boston’s MBTA sys...
18:13, 06/19/2019

Cape Cod researchers to track, place video cameras on great white sharks in bid to keep beachgoers safe Researchers on Cape Cod are seeking to keep beachgoers safe this summer with a study on sharks’ hunting and feeding habits following two attacks involving great whites in the area last year – one of which was fatal....
17:52, 06/19/2019

The plastic we 'recycle' is actually horrible for the environment When you drop your plastic waste into the recycling bin, it most likely makes its way around the world, where it can pose a health and security risk to developing countries, according to a new Guardian report ....
11:52, 06/19/2019

Bone-crushing hyenas lived in Canada's Arctic during the last Ice Age During the last ice age, bone-crushing hyenas stalked the snowy Canadian Arctic, likely satisfying their meat cravings by hunting herds of caribou and horses, while also scavenging mammoth carcasses on the tundra, a new study finds....
11:52, 06/19/2019

NASA boss says 'no doubt' SpaceX explosion delays flight program The explosion that destroyed a SpaceX astronaut taxi in April "no doubt" delays NASA's drive to return Americans to the International Space Station from U.S. soil later this year, the U.S. space agency's chief said on Tuesday....
00:26, 06/19/2019

Apollo astronauts celebrate 50 years since first moon landing Three astronauts instrumental in the groundbreaking U.S. space program of the 1960s and 70s gathered at the Paris Air Show on Tuesday to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Apollo 11, the mission that first put a man on the moon....
00:26, 06/19/2019

People Are Taking Emotional Support Animals Everywhere. States Are Cracking Down. More Americans are saying they need a variety of animals — dogs, ducks, even insects — for their mental health. But critics say many are really just pets that do not merit special status....
21:26, 06/18/2019

Four WWI shipwrecks are being sold on eBay for $1M Four German warships that were used and sank during World War One are being put up for sale on the auction website and could fetch $1 million or more....
18:39, 06/18/2019

Apollo 11 astronaut Michael Collins reveals unseen photo of Moon landing crew he 'found at the bottom of a box' Apollo 11 astronaut Michael Collins has revealed a previously unseen photo of the famous Moon landing crewmembers that he “found at the bottom of a box.”...
18:39, 06/18/2019

Meet Australia’s New Sex-Changing Tomato: Solanum plastisexum A plant that grows in the country’s north has been found to exhibit an unpredictable sexual identity, challenging the idea of reproductive norms for other living things....
18:26, 06/18/2019

Stunning photo shows dogs 'walking on water' amid Greenland ice crisis Danish meteorologist Steffen Olsen and his band of sled dogs are walking on thin ice — across a frozen sea that has become flooded with melted glacial waters....
17:52, 06/18/2019

Wild theory on Ice Age wolf’s head emerges Scientists are investigating whether a giant, 40,000-year-old wolf’s head found perfectly preserved beneath Siberian permafrost could have been chopped off by hunters....
15:39, 06/18/2019

Soaring Temperatures Speed Up Spring Thaw on Greenland’s Ice Sheet Temperatures in Greenland have been as much as 40 degrees Fahrenheit above normal, helping fuel a pulse of melting across much of the ice sheet surface....
23:26, 06/17/2019

3rd Shark Attack in North Carolina This Month Injures 8-Year-Old Only three shark attacks were reported in the state in all of 2018, according to the International Shark Attack File. But experts say there is often year-to-year variation....
23:26, 06/17/2019

Researchers solve mystery of how gas bubbles form in liquid The formation of air bubbles in a liquid appears very similar to its inverse process, the formation of liquid droplets from, say, a dripping water faucet. But the physics involved is actually quite different, and while those water droplets are unifor...
22:39, 06/17/2019

Did Van Gogh shoot himself? Auction of pistol reignites debate. The auction of a pistol said to have been used by the painter Vincent van Gogh to shoot himself has reignited a debate about who actually pulled the trigger: Did Van Gogh commit suicide, or was he shot by someone else?...
21:39, 06/17/2019

Automated cryptocode generator is helping secure the web Nearly every time you open up a secure Google Chrome browser, a new MIT-developed cryptographic system is helping better protect your data. In a paper presented at the recent IEEE Symposium on Security and Privacy, MIT researchers detail a system ...
19:13, 06/17/2019

New Mars crater exposes mysterious darker material The Red Planet was hit by an asteroid sometime within the past three years and the resulting crater has exposed a "darker material" underneath Mars' reddish dust that is currently perplexing scientists....
17:26, 06/17/2019

NASA chief says returning astronauts to the Moon could cost $30 billion It was always going to be expensive, but NASA's first cost estimate for the agency's push to land humans on the moon by 2024 is finally here — and it's surprisingly cheap....
17:26, 06/17/2019

NASA atomic clock on SpaceX's next Falcon Heavy will pioneer Mars travel tech NASA has so many spacecraft at Mars that it's a challenge to communicate with them all, but technology being launched later this month could eliminate that problem in the future....
17:26, 06/17/2019

How to detect life on Mars When MIT research scientist Christopher Carr visited a green sand beach in Hawaii at the age of 9, he probably didn’t think that he’d use the little olivine crystals beneath his feet to one day search for extraterrestrial life. Carr, now the science ...
17:00, 06/17/2019

Everything you need to know about the hospital food listeria outbreak Two more people are reported to have died after eating contaminated sandwiches at a UK hospital. Here’s everything you need to know about the listeria outbreak...
14:26, 06/17/2019

Our galaxy's central black hole is oddly quiet – now we may know why The supermassive black hole at the Milky Way’s centre is relatively calm and peaceful, which may be because magnetic fields keep gas and dust just out of reach...
14:00, 06/17/2019

The musicians helping make climate change a cultural movement Pop stars like Lil Dicky and Grimes are using their music and their huge followings to gain vital coverage of climate change. This rise in social media-driven activism shows that a tipping point has been reached in popular culture...
11:13, 06/17/2019

Teaching artificial intelligence to connect senses like vision and touch In Canadian author Margaret Atwood’s book "Blind Assassins," she says that “touch comes before sight, before speech. It’s the first language and the last, and it always tells the truth.” While our sense of touch gives us a channel to feel the phys...
08:13, 06/17/2019

A droplet walks into an electric field … When a raindrop falls through a thundercloud, it is subject to strong electric fields that pull and tug on the droplet, like a soap bubble in the wind. If the electric field is strong enough, it can cause the droplet to burst apart, creating a fine, ...
08:13, 06/17/2019

Hundreds of dolphins stranded, wash up dead along US Gulf Coast, officials say Hundreds of dolphins have washed up dead along the U.S. Gulf Coast in recent months — an event so strange it's been deemed an "unusual mortality event" by the National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration....
21:13, 06/16/2019

Canada backs startup to boost data on space debris The Canadian government's contracting arm is backing a proposed new satellite system that will use big data analytics to provide commercially available data about the Earth and its orbit amid growing concerns about the risks posed by space debris....
18:39, 06/16/2019

How to make the perfect crêpe according to fluid dynamics It’s hard to make crêpe batter spread evenly before it cooks, but an analysis of the physics involved says a tilt and swirl of the pan gives the perfect pancake...
17:26, 06/15/2019

Apollo 11: Smithsonian showcases stunning Moon landing artifacts On July 20, 1969, Neil Armstrong stepped from the Eagle Lunar Module and made his “one giant leap for mankind.” To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 Moon landing, the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum is showcasing a host of stu...
07:13, 06/15/2019

For the Third Time, W.H.O. Declines to Declare the Ebola Outbreak an Emergency Even with more than 1,400 dead, the W.H.O. says the risk of the disease spreading beyond the region remains low and declaring an emergency could have backfired....
21:26, 06/14/2019

Plans to ‘hack Earth’s weather’ could start World War 3, scientists warn Climate change may end up causing World War 3 if individual countries start to try and save themselves by hacking the weather with a process called geoengineering....
20:39, 06/14/2019

50 years after Apollo 11, Neil Armstrong's sons describe the day their dad walked on the Moon On July 20, 1969, Neil Armstrong’s sons Mark and Rick were at the family home in Houston watching on TV as their father stepped off the Eagle lunar module and into the pages of history....
20:39, 06/14/2019

Harry Reid wants hearings on what the military knows about UFOs: 'They would be surprised how the American public would accept it' Nearly two years after it was reported that the Pentagon set up a secret program to investigate UFOs at the request of former Sen. Majority Leader Harry Reid, the former Senator is clamoring for Congress to look into what the military knows about the...
20:39, 06/14/2019

Possible mountain lion sighting in Minnesota yard prompts warning from officials: ​'Stay aware, everyone!' Officials in Elk River, Minn., issued a warning this week after one resident's home security camera captured an image of what is believed to be a cougar....
20:39, 06/14/2019

Breaks in the perfect symmetry of the universe could be a window into completely new physics The bible of particle physics is dying for an upgrade. And physicists may have just the thing: Some particles and forces might look in the mirror and not recognize themselves. That, in itself, would send the so-called Standard Model into a tailspin....
20:39, 06/14/2019

New ‘window into the planet’ installed in Mount Everest’s ‘death zone’ Scientists can now access data from within Mount Everest's so-called death zone — the highest part of the mountain that sits over 26,000 feet above sea level where there isn't enough oxygen to sustain human life for very long. ...
20:39, 06/14/2019

Arctic permafrost is going through a rapid meltdown — 70 years early In the Canadian Arctic, layers of permafrost that scientists expected to remain frozen for at least 70 years have already begun thawing. The once-frozen surface is now sinking and dotted with melt ponds and from above looks a bit like Swiss cheese, s...
20:39, 06/14/2019

High-tech vertical farming is on the rise – but is it any greener? Online supermarket Ocado is investing £17 million in vertical farming in the UK. The approach uses no pesticides, but it can still have a hefty carbon footprint...
18:52, 06/14/2019

We may be witnessing the birth of an exomoon around a distant world A planet 369 light years away appears to be surrounded by a disc of dust the like of which we’ve never seen before. It may eventually turn into rings or moons...
13:26, 06/14/2019

UK could use hydrogen instead of natural gas – if it can make enough The UK can safely switch to using hydrogen for heating, power and manufacturing, but doing so will require a ten-fold production increase, says a new report...
11:00, 06/14/2019

New York town learned to live with rattlesnakes A sparse, rattlesnake rich landscape in northeastern New York state where property owners have encountered the large population of snakes in the most mundane of circumstances....
04:00, 06/14/2019

Gut microbes interfere with Parkinson's drug - but we could stop them We have identified organisms in the gut that break down the main drug used to treat Parkinson's disease, a step towards making the therapy more effective...
20:52, 06/13/2019

More than half of all Ebola outbreaks are going undetected As the second-largest Ebola epidemic in history spreads into Uganda, a modelling study has suggested that most Ebola outbreaks escape detection by doctors...
20:52, 06/13/2019

India plans to launch own space station: space agency India will look to create its own space station following the completion of the country's first manned mission into space in 2022, its space agency chief said on Thursday....
18:52, 06/13/2019

Mysterious, gaping holes in Antarctic ice explained Enormous holes in the Antarctic winter ice pack have popped up sporadically since the 1970s, but the reason for their formation has been largely mysterious....
18:39, 06/13/2019

People smoked pot to get high 2,500 years ago, study says Getting high on marijuana may not be a modern pastime, as archaeologists have found the earliest clear evidence to date that people were smoking cannabis for its psychoactive properties some 2,500 years ago....
18:39, 06/13/2019

At least 60 ice seals reported dead in Alaska, officials say The discovery of at least 60 dead ice seals that have been found along Alaska's west coast in recent months is baffling federal biologists, who said the deaths have been reported in "unusually large numbers."...
15:39, 06/13/2019

Great white shark off California coast delays sheriff’s office's water training Officials with the Sonoma County Sheriff’s Office in Santa Rosa, Calif., were forced to delay a water training in Bodega Bay due to the presence of a massive, toothy creature: A great white shark....
02:00, 06/13/2019

How to Protect Your DNA Data Before and After Taking an at-Home Test Mail-in genetic tests offer a wealth of information about your ancestry and insight into medical risks — in exchange for a lot of data. Here’s where that data goes, and how to delete it....
01:39, 06/13/2019

Tombs in China reveal humans were smoking cannabis 2500 years ago Chemical traces on 2500-year-old wooden braziers are the earliest evidence that people had begun growing mutant marijuana strains that could make them stoned...
23:00, 06/12/2019

Europa’s salty surface may indicate an ocean that’s good for life Jupiter’s moon Europa has an ocean buried beneath its icy shell which may be full of regular table salt. That’s a good sign for the possibility of life there...
23:00, 06/12/2019

High times in ancient China revealed in funerary cannabis discovery Marijuana chemical residue has been found in incense burners apparently used during funerary rites at a mountainous site in western China in about 500 BC, providing what may be the oldest evidence of smoking cannabis for its mind-altering properties....
21:26, 06/12/2019

God 'does not play dice with the universe,' Einstein writes in letter up for auction Letters from renowned physicist Albert Einstein have become hot properties for auction houses recently. Christie's has the latest batch, in which Einstein criticizes other scientists for their understanding of quantum physics, going so far as to say ...
20:52, 06/12/2019

India sets sights on Moon, unveils spacecraft for historic mission India plans to join an exclusive group of countries that have successfully landed on the Moon following the launch of its Chandrayaan-2 spacecraft next month....
20:52, 06/12/2019

Prehistoric shocker: Baby pterosaurs could fly at birth, study finds A new study published on Wednesday reveals that pterosaurs — flying reptiles that lived during the age of dinosaurs — had the ability to fly right at birth....
20:52, 06/12/2019

An escape route for carbon As many of us may recall from grade school science class, the Earth’s carbon cycle goes something like this: As plants take up carbon dioxide and convert it into organic carbon, they release oxygen back into the air. Complex life forms such as oursel...
20:39, 06/12/2019

Using gene editing, neuroscientists develop a new model for autism Using the genome-editing system CRISPR, researchers at MIT and in China have engineered macaque monkeys to express a gene mutation linked to autism and other neurodevelopmental disorders in humans. These monkeys show some behavioral traits and brain ...
20:39, 06/12/2019

How Star Trek’s warp drives touch on one of physics' biggest mysteries Star Trek’s light speed engines may not be possible in our universe, but we are learning more about the particles that fuel them, says Chanda Prescod-Weinstein...
20:00, 06/12/2019

End the scandalous male data bias that determines women's health We know that men and women respond differently to drugs, yet data bias is still affecting women's health, says Invisible Women book author Caroline Criado-Perez...
20:00, 06/12/2019

Another team has used 'jumping genes' to upgrade CRISPR gene editing Two research teams have developed new kinds of CRISPR based on jumping genes. The techniques could make it much easier to insert pieces of DNA into genomes...
20:00, 06/12/2019