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09/21/2019

Sydney Is for the Birds. The Bigger and Bolder, the Better. Australia’s largest city has a rare superpower: It turns urbanites into bird people, and birds into urbanites. Interacting with the huge avian population is a daily adventure and (mostly) a delight....
14:00, 09/21/2019

'Storm Area 51': About 100 people gathered at secret site’s gate to 'see them aliens,' 2 people detained, reports say As the day of “Storm Area 51” arrived, a motley group of about 100 “alien-chasers” converged on the back gate of the secret site early Friday, according to the Las Vegas Review-Journal.  At least two people were reportedly detained....
12:26, 09/21/2019

Newly discovered interstellar visitor could be intercepted, study says It's been nearly a month since the second interstellar object, C/2019 Q4 (Borisov), was detected. And this newly identified object could potentially be studied, according to a new study....
12:26, 09/21/2019

5 inconvenient truths about the 'climate strike' Thousands of students around the world are leaving class Friday, going on "strike" to demand immediate action against climate change. But critics say they miss these important big-picture facts....
12:26, 09/21/2019

Mysterious underground continents may be as old as Earth Ancient, gigantic regions of rocks as large as continents exist hundreds of miles below the Earth's crust and could be as old as the planet itself, according to a new study....
12:26, 09/21/2019

More than 100,000 cancer cases could be caused by contaminants in tap water, study finds A toxic cocktail of chemicals found in U.S. drinking water could be the cause of more than 100,000 cases of cancer, a new study by the nonprofit Environmental Working Group found....
12:26, 09/21/2019

'Storm Area 51' has alien 'believers' mostly standing near a gate, looking 'to the skies,' feeling the spirit On the lonely dirt road to one of the entrances to the enigmatic Area 51, the only thing that resembled "storming" on Friday was all the dust kicked up from all the vehicles making the trek for selfies and group photos. ...
12:26, 09/21/2019

States Warn Residents About Rare Mosquito-Borne Illness That Has Killed 6 Health authorities are investigating other cases of Eastern equine encephalitis, a virus transmitted through a mosquito bite, which has left at least six people dead in three states this year....
09:15, 09/21/2019

Scientists Set Out to Drift With Arctic Ice for a Year to Study Climate Change The Mosaic expedition, a $155 million undertaking five years in the making, aims for a better understanding of how global warming will affect the Arctic. ...
09:15, 09/21/2019

3 Questions: Why sensing, why now, what next? Sensors are everywhere today, from our homes and vehicles to medical devices, smart phones, and other useful tech. More and more, sensors help detect our interactions with the environment around us — and shape our understanding of the world. SENSE.n...
04:13, 09/21/2019

Global climate strikes: millions take to the streets to demand action Hundreds of thousands of adults and children from Sydney to London have taken to the streets today as part of a global strike against governments’ inaction on climate change...
01:00, 09/21/2019

Mystery of why humans walk upright may be explained by surprise fossil We thought that walking on all fours like a gorilla is more primitive than walking on two legs as humans do. But new fossils suggest even very ancient apes walked upright...
18:26, 09/20/2019

Stars that eat planets can start spinning so fast they rip apart When a star engulfs a planet it can end up spinning so fast that it rips apart. The resulting debris could help us learn about exoplanets that were consumed...
17:39, 09/20/2019

Global climate strikes: Here's what's happening on the ground Hundreds of thousands of adults and children from Sydney to London have taken to the streets today as part of a global strike against governments’ inaction on climate change...
17:39, 09/20/2019

Autonomous killer drones set to be used by Turkey in Syria Turkey is to become the first nation to use drones able to find, track and kill people without human intervention, when it deploys them in Syria in a few months...
17:39, 09/20/2019

How Understanding the History of the Earth’s Climate Can Offer Hope Amid Crisis There is no longer any debate that global warming is real, and that it is happening now at an alarming rate. It is transforming the global climate system before our eyes. The rise of fossil-fueled economies over the past 200 years, and especially the...
17:13, 09/20/2019

'Storm Area 51' raid brings alien 'community of believers' to Nevada desert From the bright lights and bustling streets of downtown Las Vegas' famous Fremont Street to the dusty and dry remote Nevada high-desert, "Storm Area 51" hype has brought out the true believers in-force who are certain we are not alone in the universe...
16:01, 09/20/2019

Rogue ice moon could be spilling its guts all over 'alien megastructure' star Back in 2016, headlines all over the world blared with news of a possible "alien megastructure" detected orbiting a distant Milky Way star. Now, a team of Columbia University astrophysicists has offered up an explanation for the star's strange behavi...
13:13, 09/20/2019

Brad Pitt's space epic 'Ad Astra' sets 'new standard' for science fiction films, ex-NASA engineer says The Brad Pitt-helmed space epic "Ad Astra" sets a new standard for science fiction films, a former NASA engineer who served as a technical consultant for the movie told Fox News....
13:13, 09/20/2019

The cost of subsidising UK wind farms has dropped to an all-time low Results of a UK government auction on Friday show windfarms will be built in 2025 for as little as £39.65 per megawatt hour, a drop of almost a third since 2017...
12:26, 09/20/2019

Were Neanderthals driven to extinction by a common childhood illness? There have been many theories about one of the biggest unsolved mysteries of anthropology -- what killed off Neanderthals -- but a new study puts a unique twist on the topic....
09:53, 09/20/2019

Alien enthusiasts descend on Nevada desert near secretive U.S. base Scores of UFO enthusiasts converged on rural Nevada on Thursday for a pilgrimage of sorts to the U.S. installation known as Area 51, long rumored to house government secrets about alien life, as law enforcement officials beefed up security around the...
05:52, 09/20/2019

Perception of musical pitch varies across cultures People who are accustomed to listening to Western music, which is based on a system of notes organized in octaves, can usually perceive the similarity between notes that are same but played in different registers — say, high C and middle C. However, ...
01:13, 09/20/2019

Study: Even short-lived solar panels can be economically viable A new study shows that, contrary to widespread belief within the solar power industry, new kinds of solar cells and panels don’t necessarily have to last for 25 to 30 years in order to be economically viable in today’s market. Rather, solar panels...
01:13, 09/20/2019

Study finds hub linking movement and motivation in the brain Our everyday lives rely on planned movement through the environment to achieve goals. A new study by MIT neuroscientists at the Picower Institute for Learning and Memory at MIT identifies a well-connected brain region as a crucial link between circui...
01:13, 09/20/2019

Ruth Lehmann elected as director of Whitehead Institute The Whitehead Institute board of directors today announced the selection of Ruth Lehmann, a world-renowned developmental and cell biology researcher, as the institute’s fifth director. Lehmann will succeed current Director David Page on July 1, 2020....
01:13, 09/20/2019

Bird numbers plunge in U.S. and Canada with people to blame From grasslands to seashores to forests and backyards, birds are disappearing at an alarming rate in the United States and Canada, with a 29% population drop since 1970 and a net loss of about 2.9 billion birds, scientists said on Thursday....
23:39, 09/19/2019

How Dr. Benjamin Spock Changed American Parenting The book ignited a revolution, breaking free from conventional wisdom that said children required schedules, discipline and little affection. Instead, The Common Sense Book of Baby and Childcare, written by Dr. Benjamin Spock and published in 1946, e...
23:13, 09/19/2019

North America Has Lost Nearly 3 Billion Birds Since 1970 Birds across the U.S. are disappearing, though many of us probably haven’t noticed. Over the past half century, North American bird populations have undergone a quiet crisis, with scientists estimating the continent to have lost 29% of its tota...
23:13, 09/19/2019

Last US warship sunk by German sub during WWII reveals its secrets in eerie images from seabed The wreck of the last U.S. Navy warship sunk by a German submarine during World War II is revealing its secrets in remarkable images from the seabed....
22:13, 09/19/2019

Vikram Moon lander: NASA Orbiter fails to spot Indian probe on the lunar surface NASA’s Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter was unable to spot India’s Vikram Moon lander during a flyby of its the landing site on the lunar surface this week....
22:13, 09/19/2019

Laws are needed when technological change ends up squeezing workers California’s Assembly Bill 5 will let gig workers have benefits, unions and legal protection. It was needed to prevent a return to Dickensian working conditions, argues Annalee Newitz...
20:00, 09/19/2019

Man sees the world in miniature after a stroke damages his brain A man perceives all objects and people as 30 per cent smaller after having a stroke, making it difficult to navigate doorways and judge his clothing size...
20:00, 09/19/2019

A hat that zaps the scalp with electricity helps reverse male balding A scientist has designed an electric skin patch that stimulated fur growth in hairless mice and reversed his dad’s balding, and has now been made into a hat...
20:00, 09/19/2019

UN climate summit: Scientists’ messages to world leaders Greta Thunberg has urged the US Congress to "listen to the scientists". Here's what climate scientists have to say ahead of next week's UN climate summit...
20:00, 09/19/2019

Some planets may orbit a supermassive black hole instead of a star Planets normally form gradually from the disk of dust around a star. But the same thing could happen around black holes, forming thousands of super heavy planets...
20:00, 09/19/2019

Scientists reconstruct skeleton of elusive, pre-historic human Researchers in Israel say they have reconstructed the skeleton of a pre-historic human from a long-extinct and elusive species using DNA found in the pinky bone of a 13-year-old girl who died 70,000 years ago....
18:13, 09/19/2019

Stephen Hawking was wrong. Black holes are bald. Back in 2017, a gravitational wave rang across Earth like the clear tone of a bell. It stretched and squished every person, ant and scientific instrument on the planet as it passed through our region of space. Now, researchers have gone back and stud...
16:26, 09/19/2019

Asteroid dust may have triggered massive explosion of life on Earth 466 million years ago Nearly half a billion years ago, there was a huge explosion of species development on Earth, causing the biodiversity of animals to increase dramatically -- but the true cause of that event has remained a mystery....
09:00, 09/19/2019

The school climate strikes this Friday need the support of adults The school strikes for the climate have energised the climate change fight. People of all ages should heed the call to join in on 20 September, says Alice Bell...
03:39, 09/19/2019

Climate change will boost risk of extreme flooding in northern Europe Climate change will increase the risk of heavy rainfall and storm surges combining to cause extreme flooding around the UK, Germany and other parts of northern Europe...
03:39, 09/19/2019

People like the idea of a carbon tax - if the money is put to good use Survey of people in the US suggests the public will support carbon taxes high enough to produce big emissions cuts - if they approve of how the revenue is used...
03:39, 09/19/2019

U.S. builds alliances in 'wild, wild west' of space: general The new U.S. Space Command is working with allies in the “wild, wild west” of space and will harden future satellite networks against attacks, the unit’s top general said, as the Trump administration reorganizes its military space bureaucracy....
01:26, 09/19/2019

Did Egyptians spur innovation by mysterious biblical kingdom 3,000 years ago? A mysterious kingdom from Biblical times that underwent a major technological transformation almost 3,000 years ago might have been influenced by the Egyptians....
01:26, 09/19/2019

Is this China's 'Loch Ness monster'? Footage goes viral Grainy footage of something moving in China’s Yangtze River has been dubbed the country’s “Loch Ness Monster,” sending ripples through Chinese social media....
23:39, 09/18/2019

Navy Confirms Existence of ‘Unidentified’ Flying Objects Seen in Leaked Footage A Navy official has confirmed that recently released videos of unidentified flying objects are real, but that the footage was not authorized to be released to the public in the first place. Joseph Gradisher, the spokesman for the Deputy Chief of Nava...
22:14, 09/18/2019

Massive volcano on Jupiter's moon could erupt imminently Jupiter's moon Io is home to the most active volcano in the solar system, Loki Patera, a 125-mile-wide lava lake. Now, a new study suggests that Loki Patera is getting ready to erupt again....
21:13, 09/18/2019

Loch Ness Monster 'giant eel' theory supported by newly surfaced video The theory that the fabled Loch Ness Monster could be a giant eel has been given a boost thanks to a video posted to social media showing a long, slender creature swimming in the River Ness....
21:13, 09/18/2019

Mountain lion breaks into California home, gets cornered in bathroom before jumping out second floor window A mountain lion who broke into a California home — seemingly in search of his next meal — was cornered into a bathroom after trying to make a run for it....
21:13, 09/18/2019

Vikram Moon lander: Time is running out for scientists to make contact with probe The Indian Space Research Organization lost contact with the unmanned probe when it was in the final stage of an audacious Moon landing attempt on Sept. 6....
21:13, 09/18/2019

Distant asteroid calamity shaped life on Earth 466 million years ago The cataclysmic asteroid impact off Mexico's coast that doomed the dinosaurs 66 million years ago was not the only time an astronomical event shaped the history of life on Earth....
20:52, 09/18/2019

Trump Defends Plan to Kill California’s Auto-Emissions Authority The administration's plan has been assailed by California officials and environmental advocates as an attack on states’ rights and on a major policy to fight climate change....
20:26, 09/18/2019

Saturn's moon Enceladus is having a snowball fight with other moons Three of Saturn’s icy moons are twice as shiny as we thought they were, and it’s partly because they are covered in a deep layer of snow from Enceladus’ geysers...
19:13, 09/18/2019

Radio waves from electric devices may affect the body clock of insects Radio frequency fields appear to have an effect on cockroaches. If confirmed, the finding could mean that radio waves affect us too - but scientists are sceptical...
15:00, 09/18/2019

Most people in the UK back limits on flying to tackle climate change A majority of people in the UK support imposing limits on air travel to curb carbon emissions, a sign that social attitudes on climate change may be shifting...
15:00, 09/18/2019

The most powerful volcano on Jupiter's moon Io is about to explode The largest and most powerful of the 400 volcanoes on Jupiter’s moon Io erupts on a regular schedule – and it looks like the next bang could come any day now...
15:00, 09/18/2019

Special report: How climate change is melting France’s largest glacier As the UN prepares its report on the fate of the world’s ice, Adam Vaughan visits the dramatically changing landscape of Mer de Glace near Mont Blanc...
15:00, 09/18/2019

Russian volcano eruption has caused rare purple sunsets all over the world Volcanic eruptions can often be devastating to nearby regions, but a remote volcano in Russia is responsible for some beautiful sunsets, according to researchers....
09:52, 09/18/2019

The Committee on Animal Care solicits feedback The Committee on Animal Care (CAC) and the vice president for research welcome any information that would aid our efforts to assure the humane care of research animals used at MIT and the Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research. Established to e...
22:26, 09/17/2019

Thousands could flood rural Nevada town of 50 people after 'Storm Area 51' joke goes viral The small town of Rachel, Nevada, located in the middle of the desert and home to only about 50 people, could be flooded with thousands of people this coming weekend after the joke Facebook post to storm Area 51 – the top-secret military base that co...
18:13, 09/17/2019

Why is it so hard to land on the Moon? Space is hard. That was the takeaway on Sept. 7, when the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) lost contact with its Vikram lunar lander during an attempt to touch down at the moon's south pole. ...
18:13, 09/17/2019

Russian volcano explosion has caused rare purple sunsets all over the world Volcanic eruptions can often be devastating to nearby regions, but a remote volcano in Russia is responsible for some beautiful sunsets, according to researchers....
18:13, 09/17/2019

Gas Explosion at Russian Lab That Holds Ebola and Smallpox Samples A gas explosion has sparked a fire at a Russian bioweapons facility which stores viruses including Ebola, smallpox and Anthrax. The blast occurred on Monday after a gas cylinder exploded during scheduled repair work on the fifth floor of the six-stor...
17:39, 09/17/2019

We may have spotted an interstellar comet flying towards Earth Astronomers have found a comet that seems to have come from beyond our solar system, which would make it the second interstellar object that we’ve ever spotted...
13:13, 09/17/2019

School strikes are changing the world, says UN climate science advisor Students and adults all over the world will strike to protest climate change this Friday. UN science advisor Petteri Taalas says such action could help make progress at next week's climate summit...
13:13, 09/17/2019

Uncovering the hidden “noise” that can kill qubits MIT and Dartmouth College researchers have demonstrated, for the first time, a tool that detects new characteristics of environmental “noise” that can destroy the fragile quantum state of qubits, the fundamental components of quantum computers. The a...
10:00, 09/17/2019

Uninfected patients key to improving Ebola response Research on the logistics of responding to Ebola outbreaks has revealed that an often-overlooked, but critical, factor in resource deployment to treat victims of the disease is how many of the people in treatment centers are Ebola-negative. Individu...
10:00, 09/17/2019

New approach suggests path to emissions-free cement It’s well known that the production of cement — the world’s leading construction material — is a major source of greenhouse gas emissions, accounting for about 8 percent of all such releases. If cement production were a country, it would be the world...
10:00, 09/17/2019

3Q: Scientists shave estimate of neutrino’s mass in half An international team of scientists, including researchers at MIT, has come closer to pinning down the mass of the elusive neutrino. These ghost-like particles permeate the universe and yet are thought to be nearly massless, streaming by the millions...
10:00, 09/17/2019

New species of giant salamander is the world's largest amphibian The South China giant salamander, one of two new species of giant salamander, may grow to be almost 2 metres long - making it the worlds largest amphibian...
01:26, 09/17/2019

Why This Scientist Keeps Receiving Packages of Serial Killers’ Hair Getting sufficient DNA out of a rootless hair has long been considered impossible. A scientist, better known for work with ancient fossils, has figured it out. It’s a game-changer for crime and surveillance....
22:53, 09/16/2019

New 'flying dragon of the north' with F-16 sized wingspan discovered by scientists A newly discovered ancient reptile dubbed the “flying dragon of the north” is said to be the largest flying animal that ever existed, according to scientists.  ...
22:26, 09/16/2019

Mysterious 180M-year-old Jurassic-era crocodile identified The identity of a massive prehistoric crocodile that lived 180 million years ago has finally been determined, nearly 250 years after its fossils were first discovered....
22:26, 09/16/2019

To prepare astronauts for the Moon, NASA is using a giant water tank As NASA prepares for a return to the Moon in 2024, it's using a massive water tank to help prepare potential astronauts for the challenges that come with going into space....
22:26, 09/16/2019

Victoria, second-most complete Tyrannosaurus rex skeleton, set to go on display Victoria, the second most complete skeleton of a Tyrannosaurus rex, has finally gone on display after paleontologists first discovered the remains of massive beast six years ago....
22:26, 09/16/2019

Shipwreck of Captain James Cook's 'Endeavour' possibly discovered off Rhode Island, researchers believe A mysterious shipwreck at the bottom of Newport Harbor is believed to be the famous HMS Endeavour, which Capt. James Cook sailed on when he discovered Australia. Marine archaeologists are ramping up their efforts to confirm that the wreck is indeed C...
22:26, 09/16/2019

Black hole that 'rings' like a bell shows Einstein was right Astronomers have looked at the way a black hole 'rings' like a bell to test a prediction of Einstein’s general relativity. Turns out Einstein is still right...
20:39, 09/16/2019

Why You Really Shouldn’t Kill the Spiders in Your Home, According to an Entomologist I know it may be hard to convince you, but let me try: Don’t kill the next spider you see in your home. Why? Because spiders are an important part of nature and our indoor ecosystem – as well as being fellow organisms in their own right. ...
20:13, 09/16/2019

Purdue Pharma, Maker of OxyContin, Files for Bankruptcy The filing is a centerpiece of an agreement to settle thousands of cases against the company for its role in the opioids crises. But it is expected to be vigorously contested by many states....
16:52, 09/16/2019

Vikings probably hunted Iceland's walruses to extinction for ivory Iceland had a unique population of walruses that disappeared after people first settled there – probably because the Vikings hunted them to extinction...
16:52, 09/16/2019

Beachgoers Warned As Hurricane Humberto Forms Off Florida Coast MIAMI — Beachgoers on the southeastern U.S. coast should be wary of potentially dangerous rip currents caused by Hurricane Humberto, the National Hurricane Center said Sunday. Late Sunday, Humberto strengthened to a Category 1 hurricane. By ear...
14:13, 09/16/2019

A network in the brain is involved in a range of mental health issues Depression, schizophrenia and some other mental health conditions have a variety of symptoms but they all seem to be connected by similar differences in the brain...
17:52, 09/15/2019

50-year old maths problem about an infinite lottery finally solved A 50-year-old maths problem has finally been solved, and it shows that even an infinitely large lottery ticket could not contain every winning solution...
12:13, 09/14/2019

Everything you need to know about the UN's upcoming climate summit The UN climate action summit on 23 September will be the most important event since the Paris climate deal, but a lack of ambition could hold efforts back...
07:52, 09/14/2019

Nightmare creature had egg-shaped eyes, Swiss Army knife head and a butt shield A spiky, armor-plated "walking tank" with bulging eyes, a shield on its butt and a head like a Swiss army knife scuttled along the seafloor more than 500 million years ago, snapping up prey with a deadly pair of mouth pincers called chelicerae....
20:13, 09/13/2019

2,100-year-old 'iPhone case' discovered in ‘Russian Atlantis’ From the depths of Russia's "Atlantis" — a famed archaeological site in southern Siberia that lies underwater for most of the year — archaeologists emerged with what looks like a jewel-studded case for an iPhone....
20:13, 09/13/2019

Saturn shines in latest NASA image: 'Rings are still as stunning as ever' Amateur astronomers in the Northern Hemisphere may be able to currently see Saturn, but NASA's Hubble Space Telescope has taken a series of images of the ringed planet that give new details about its rings, as well as its ever-changing weather....
20:13, 09/13/2019

Mysterious, newly discovered comet is probably an interstellar visitor, scientists believe Fresh off the excitement about Oumuaua, the first interstellar object discovered in our solar system, researchers have discovered what they believe is the second interstellar object....
20:13, 09/13/2019

Universe might be 2 billion years younger, shocking study says The universe is assumed to be roughly 13.7 billion years old, but a stunning new study says it could be significantly younger than that — by a couple of billion years. ...
20:13, 09/13/2019

Early whales swam doggy paddle across the ocean from India to Africa Rare fossils of early whales show they may have swam doggy paddle style. It may not have been elegant, but they still managed to spread across vast oceans...
17:52, 09/13/2019

Largest ever polar expedition will soon be frozen in drifting sea ice An icebreaker ship is about to deliberately let itself be frozen into the drifting Arctic ice as part of the largest ever scientific Arctic expedition...
17:52, 09/13/2019

MIT engineers develop “blackest black” material to date With apologies to “Spinal Tap,” it appears that black can, indeed, get more black. MIT engineers report today that they have cooked up a material that is 10 times blacker than anything that has previously been reported. The material is made from v...
13:14, 09/13/2019

Newfound comet likely an 'interstellar visitor,' scientists say A newly discovered comet hurtling toward the orbit of Mars has scientists scurrying to confirm whether it came from outside the solar system, a likely prospect that would make it the second such interstellar object observed in our planetary neighborh...
06:26, 09/13/2019

There’s a Full Moon Due on Friday the 13th for Most of the U.S. The Next One Isn’t for Another 30 Years The next full moon is set to make an appearance on the most ominous date on the calendar this month. A September full moon, also known as a “Harvest Moon,” will be visible to many Americans this Friday the 13th. According to NASA, the mo...
02:39, 09/13/2019

The Universe Could Be 2 Billion Years Younger Than Previously Estimated, According to New Calculation (WASHINGTON) — The universe is looking younger every day, it seems. New calculations suggest the universe could be a couple billion years younger than scientists now estimate, and even younger than suggested by two other calculations published ...
02:39, 09/13/2019

Bahamas Issues New Tropical Storm Warning as It Struggles to Recover From Hurricane Dorian (HIGH ROCK, Bahamas) — The government of the Bahamas has issued a tropical storm warning for several of its northwestern islands, which are still reeling from Hurricane Dorian. The U.S. National Hurricane Center says a tropical cyclone is expec...
02:39, 09/13/2019

World’s most powerful electric eel discovered, can generate 860-volt shock Lurking in the waters of the Amazon basin is a new species of electric eel that scientists say can generate a greater electrical discharge than any other known animal....
01:39, 09/13/2019

Huge Ice Age kangaroo had unique link to giant pandas, researchers reveal An extinct gigantic kangaroo that roamed southwestern Australia more than 40,000 years ago had something in common with giant pandas, scientists discovered....
01:39, 09/13/2019

Scientists detect tones in the ringing of a newborn black hole for the first time If Albert Einstein’s theory of general relativity holds true, then a black hole, born from the cosmically quaking collisions of two massive black holes, should itself “ring” in the aftermath, producing gravitational waves much like a struck bell reve...
21:13, 09/12/2019

Bones release a hormone that helps us deal with sudden danger Bones secrete a hormone when we are under threat that activates the fight-or-flight response, suggesting our skeletons are more active that we thought...
20:39, 09/12/2019

Decline of migrating birds could be partly due to pesticides It’s not just bees that are harmed by neonicotinoids, it’s birds too. A study found the pesticides can cause birds to lose weight and delay their migration (edited) ...
20:39, 09/12/2019

Baffling maths riddle that looks like a pile of worms almost solved The Collatz conjecture is simple to state but has baffled mathematicians for 80 years. But a man dubbed the 'Mozart of maths' has now almost proved it...
17:00, 09/12/2019

Brexit makes us question democracy – and so does climate change Beating climate change is for many a “sacred value” that trumps all others – but is it ever legitimate to abandon democratic norms to achieve a goal, asks Graham Lawton...
17:00, 09/12/2019

Why are countries failing on their promise to stop deforestation? Despite a pledge in 2014 to halve deforestation by 2020, the area of forest destroyed annually has increased by more than 40 per cent globally in the past five years...
17:00, 09/12/2019

Why Ignoring Africa’s Climate Change Problem Could Have Devastating Effects Harry Campbell for TIME Climate change is a global challenge that demands global solutions. But we must acknowledge the fact that the most underresourced parts of the world are bearing the brunt of climate change, despite bearing the least responsibi...
17:00, 09/12/2019

Meet 15 Women Leading the Fight Against Climate Change From sinking islands to drought-ridden savannas, women bear an outsize burden of the global—warming crisis, largely because of gender inequalities. In many parts of the world, women hold traditional roles as the primary caregivers in families a...
17:00, 09/12/2019

Can a 4,815-Mile Wall of Trees Help Curb Climate Change in Africa? The seedlings are ready. One hundred and fifty thousand shoots of drought-resistant acacia, hardy baobab and Moringa spill out of their black plastic casings. The ground has been prepared with scores of kilometer-long furrows leading to a horizon stu...
17:00, 09/12/2019

The Best Way to Save Nature? More Nature Avocets, terns and gulls swoop down onto Wallasea Island on England’s eastern coast, searching for food between blades of grass ruffled by the summer sea breeze. Aside from the wind, and the odd chirp or squawk, it’s quiet—the kind ...
17:00, 09/12/2019

The Story Behind TIME’s Climate Change Cover Thirty years ago, TIME named Planet Earth its Man of the Year, featuring a cover by the artist Christo of the earth encased in plastic on a beach in Long Island, NY. For this week’s special issue cover on climate change, TIME returned to sand &...
17:00, 09/12/2019

These Charts Show How High Sea Levels Will Rise if Antarctica’s Ice Continues to Melt Humans were not around to see Antarctica in the good times, tens of millions of years ago, when it was home to palms and baobab trees, reptiles and marsupials. It had some of the same mountains it has today, some of the same valleys and inlets. But i...
17:00, 09/12/2019

Hello From the Year 2050. We Avoided the Worst of Climate Change — But Everything Is Different Let’s imagine for a moment that we’ve reached the middle of the century. It’s 2050, and we have a moment to reflect—the climate fight remains the consuming battle of our age, but its most intense phase may be in our rearview m...
17:00, 09/12/2019

Water found in atmosphere of planet beyond our solar system Scientists for the first time have detected water in the atmosphere of an Earth-like planet orbiting a distant star, evidence that a key ingredient for life exists beyond our solar system, according to a study published on Wednesday....
14:39, 09/12/2019

Jane Goodall Keeps Going, With a Lot of Hope (and a Bit of Whiskey) During her girlhood, Tarzan was her role model. When she realized how chimpanzee habitats were being destroyed, she turned into a crusader. At 85, she’s still preaching....
13:52, 09/12/2019

Detecting patients’ pain levels via their brain signals Researchers from MIT and elsewhere have developed a system that measures a patient’s pain level by analyzing brain activity from a portable neuroimaging device. The system could help doctors diagnose and treat pain in unconscious and noncommunicative...
11:13, 09/12/2019

Water detected on potentially 'habitable' exoplanet for first time, scientists say Scientists have detected water vapor in the atmosphere of a “super-Earth” exoplanet with potentially habitable temperatures. The discovery, which is being touted as a milestone, could have major implications in the search for life outside the Solar S...
11:13, 09/12/2019

Amazon sees more than 100,000 fires, causing spike in air pollution The destructive blazes in the Amazon rainforest are spewing a toxic brew into the air and causing a spike in air pollution, new satellite images from the European Space Agency show....
11:13, 09/12/2019

Towering, balloonlike features found near Milky Way galaxy's center A pair of radio-emitting bubbles that tower hundreds of light years above and below our galaxy were discovered by an international team of astronomers....
11:13, 09/12/2019

Scientists Succeed in Creating Northern White Rhino Embryos CREMONA, Italy (AP) — Scientists announced Wednesday they have succeeded in creating two embryos of the near-extinct northern white rhino as part of an international effort to save the species, which is down to just two animals worldwide, both ...
06:26, 09/12/2019

Australia's anti-encryption law is hurting press and personal privacy Many politicians are calling for anti-encryption laws. Australia has already implemented one, and it is damaging tech firms, user privacy and freedom of speech...
22:52, 09/11/2019

Bye bye space-time: is it time to free physics from Einstein’s legacy? Einstein’s framework for the universe, space-time, is at odds with quantum theory. Overcoming this clash and others is vital to unravelling the true nature of the cosmos...
22:52, 09/11/2019

Facebook must come clean and hand over election campaign data After fake news and election manipulation scandals, Facebook promised to give researchers data on its political influence. They are still waiting, says Timothy Revell...
22:52, 09/11/2019

We may have spotted an interstellar comet flying toward Earth Astronomers have found a comet that seems to have come from beyond our solar system, which would make it the second interstellar object that we’ve ever spotted...
22:52, 09/11/2019

Giant ice age kangaroos had massive cheekbones for crushing bites Giant ice age kangaroos had "absurdly huge cheekbones" which helped them deliver powerful bites for munching tough materials, like branches and stems...
22:52, 09/11/2019

Why This Earth-Like Planet is a Big Step Forward in the Search for Life If planets were products their price would be tumbling. Little more than a generation ago, we knew of only eight planets in all the universe—the ones within our own solar system. Only two of them, Earth and Mars, were plausibly capable of suppo...
21:00, 09/11/2019

Scientists create northern white rhino embryos in milestone that could save the species from extinction Scientists and conservationists have successfully created two northern white rhino embryos in a milestone that could save the species from extinction....
20:39, 09/11/2019

'Genderless' penguin to be raised by same-sex couple at London aquarium A baby penguin being raised by a same-sex penguin couple at an aquarium in the U.K. will be brought up without a gender — the first in aquarium history....
20:39, 09/11/2019

Search on for 'monkey' in Texas town after reports of primate swinging through trees, attacking residents: reports Police and animal control staffers continued their search Tuesday for a loose primate that has been reportedly spotted swinging through trees and terrorizing residents in small Texas town over the past two days....
13:39, 09/11/2019

The voracious and invasive lionfish is taking over the Atlantic. Here's why. One of the most notorious invasive species around, the lionfish, is known for its voracious appetite and can literally eat its competitors out of an ecosystem. And that's what the striking fish is doing, feasting its way through waters that stretch f...
13:39, 09/11/2019

Rare two-toned 'Halloween lobster' found off coast of Maine, a '1-in-50-million' find A rare two-colored lobster has been found off the coast of Maine by a local fisherman who had a 1-in-50-million chance of finding the unusual crustacean....
04:13, 09/11/2019

'Storm Area 51' creator leaves alien-themed festival in shakeup over safety concerns, fear of 'Fyre Fest 2.0' The California man behind the viral "Storm Area 51" event on Facebook that may draw alien-obsessed crowds to a rural Nevada county next week has pulled out of a festival spawned from the popular event because of safety concerns....
04:13, 09/11/2019

Ghost crabs use teeth in their stomach to growl at their enemies Many crustaceans have teeth inside their stomachs but ghost crabs are the first to be found to use them for making a growling sound for warning off threats...
02:13, 09/11/2019

The answer to life, the universe, and everything A team led by Andrew Sutherland of MIT and Andrew Booker of Bristol University has solved the final piece of a famous 65-year old math puzzle with an answer for the most elusive number of all: 42. The number 42 is especially significant to fans of s...
00:52, 09/11/2019

Logging study reveals huge hidden emissions of the forestry industry Logging is a massive source of uncounted carbon emissions. But growing the right mix of trees and felling them less often could transform it for the better...
21:00, 09/10/2019

Two new species of electric eel come as a shock to biologists It was thought that there was only one species of electric eel but a new survey finds there are three, and one has set a new record for its electric discharge...
21:00, 09/10/2019

HPV vaccinations seem to be creating herd immunity for US men Oral HPV infection rates have dropped by 37 per cent among unvaccinated men in the US, suggesting the widespread vaccine rollout has led to herd immunity...
21:00, 09/10/2019

Some physicists still doubt whether LIGO has seen gravitational waves LIGO has explained how it processes gravitational wave data in greater detail than ever before. But some physicists still say the analysis contains mistakes...
21:00, 09/10/2019

NOAA Chief, Defending Trump on Dorian, Also Tries to Buoy Scientists The remarks by Neil Jacobs, head of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, were the first since a report that a cabinet secretary had tried to coerce agency leaders....
20:13, 09/10/2019

These 5 Big Changes Are Key for Humanity to Survive a Warming Climate Hundreds of millions of people are living with the effects of global warming – some now irreversible. For those on the frontlines of climate change, developing coping mechanisms is a matter of survival. And yet the world is not paying enough at...
17:00, 09/10/2019

How Bullying May Shape Adolescent Brains In recent years, a steadily increasing volume of data has demonstrated that peer victimization — the clinical term for bullying — impacts hundreds of millions of children and adolescents, with the effects sometimes lasting years and, poss...
17:00, 09/10/2019

What if there were no sharks? Sharks are magnificent predators that represent an impressive evolutionary success story. They've swum the oceans for more than 400 million years, diversifying over time to inhabit rivers and lakes as well. About 500 known species are alive today, an...
16:13, 09/10/2019

World leaders set to discuss how to ramp up climate change efforts The UN climate action summit on 23 September will be the most important event since the Paris climate deal, but a lack of ambition could hold efforts back...
14:39, 09/10/2019

Oregon's Mount Hood active volcano lacks adequate monitoring, scientists say Scientists warn Mount Hood, an active volcano outside Portland, Ore., lacks adequate monitoring equipment, and bureaucratic red tape has left them blind in detecting future eruptions, which could lead to deadly consequences, according to a report....
12:52, 09/10/2019

India's moon mission locates landing craft, no communication yet India has located the spacecraft it was trying to land on the moon but has not been able to establish communication with it yet, the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) said on Tuesday....
10:13, 09/10/2019

Objects can now change colors like a chameleon The color-changing capabilities of chameleons have long bewildered willing observers. The philosopher Aristotle himself was long mystified by these adaptive creatures. But while humans can’t yet camouflage much beyond a green outfit to match grass, i...
09:39, 09/10/2019

Scientists uncover new evidence of the asteroid that killed off the dinosaurs Drilling into the seafloor off Mexico, scientists have extracted a unique geologic record of the single worst day in the history of life on Earth, when a city-sized asteroid smashed into the planet 65 million years ago, wiping out the dinosaurs and t...
07:39, 09/10/2019

Alien civilizations may have explored the Milky Way and visited Earth already, new study claims Our Milky Way galaxy could be filled with alien civilizations, a new study claims, but we don't know it because they haven't stopped by Earth for a visit in millions of years....
05:52, 09/10/2019

Building climate change defences could massively boost world economy Adapting to climate change could boos the world economy by trillions of dollars, says a report backed by Ban Ki-Moon, Bill Gates and the head of the World Bank...
04:39, 09/10/2019

Mysterious Indus Valley people gave rise to modern-day South Asians Ancient DNA evidence reveals that the people of the mysterious and complex Indus Valley Civilization are genetically linked to modern South Asians today....
21:52, 09/09/2019

Americans skeptical of UFOs, say government knows more, poll reveals Two-thirds of Americans say the government knows more than it's saying about UFOs in the wake of a plan to "Storm Area 51" in Nevada and potentially uncover its secrets about alien life later this month....
21:52, 09/09/2019

Hearing through the clatter In a busy coffee shop, our eardrums are inundated with sound waves — people chatting, the clatter of cups, music playing — yet our brains somehow manage to untangle relevant sounds, like a barista announcing that our “coffee is ready,” from insignifi...
21:00, 09/09/2019

Using rigorous evaluation to reduce and prevent homelessness in North America For millions of people in the United States, the struggle for stable housing both shapes and is shaped by numerous factors, such as employment opportunities and wages, housing market dynamics, access to health care, financial stability, and involveme...
19:00, 09/09/2019

India finds missing Vikram probe on the surface of the moon India has located its missing Vikram lander on the lunar surface after losing contact with the probe when it was in the final stage of an audacious moon landing attempt Friday....
23:13, 09/08/2019

India Locates Missing Moon Lander Module on Lunar Surface (NEW DELHI) — The lander module from India’s moon mission was located on the lunar surface on Sunday, one day after it lost contact with the space station, and efforts are underway to try to establish contact with it, the head of the nati...
19:00, 09/08/2019

A Mountain Top Called ‘Little Man’ Falls in Norway, and Residents Weep For five years, geologists in Norway had urgently warned that the top of a mountain called “Little Man” could collapse and destroy huge swaths of a nearby town. After the 16th warning, it fell....
19:13, 09/07/2019

How to make a book last for millennia First discovered in 1947 by Bedouin shepherds looking for a lost sheep, the ancient Hebrew texts known as the Dead Sea Scrolls are some of the most well-preserved ancient written materials ever found. Now, a study by researchers at MIT and elsewhere ...
11:52, 09/07/2019

Scientist: DNA Samples Suggest Famed ‘Loch Ness Monster’ Might Be a Giant Eel. Or Maybe There’s Just Lots of Regular-Sized Eel in the Loch? (NEW YORK) — A scientist who has collected DNA from Scotland’s Loch Ness suggests the lake’s fabled monster might be a giant eel. Neil Gemmell, from the University of Otago in New Zealand, says the project found a surprisingly high ...
09:00, 09/07/2019

Mathematicians crack elusive puzzle involving the number 42 Can we write any number as the sum of three cubes? It’s a puzzle that has perplexed mathematicians for centuries. Now we have finally have an answer for 42...
07:52, 09/07/2019

India's Vikram moon lander appears to have crashed on the moon The Indian Chandrayaan 2 mission sent a lander towards the surface of the moon, but we lost touch with the craft before it was to land and it may have crashed...
07:52, 09/07/2019

India loses contact with spacecraft on mission to the moon India lost contact with a spacecraft it was attempting to land on the moon on Saturday, the chairman of the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) said, in a setback to the nation's ambitious plans to become the first country to probe the unexplor...
02:39, 09/07/2019

Major Opioid Maker Is Close to Settling Case to Avert First Federal Trial Mallinckrodt Pharmaceuticals announced a tentative agreement to pay $24 million to settle claims brought by two Ohio counties, and to give away $6 million of its drugs....
00:13, 09/07/2019

Apple disputes Google's iPhone hack claim, says report 'creates false impression' Apple has taken issue with a report from Google's Project Zero security team that said hackers spent at least two years targeting iPhones “en masse,” saying the findings create a "false impression of 'mass exploitation.'" ...
20:39, 09/06/2019

2 giant blobs at the core of our galaxy are spewing radiation. Scientists don't know how they got there. In 2010, astronomers working with the Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope announced the discovery of two giant blobs. These blobs were centered on the core of the Milky Way galaxy, but they extended above and below the plane of our galactic home for over...
17:13, 09/06/2019

The Amazon Fires, From an Extraterrestrial Perspective A version of this first appeared as the TIME Space newsletter sent on Aug. 30. Space is aspirational. Merely the act of looking through a telescope is an exercise in questing. It’s vast, exciting, and gorgeous out there. Even scenes of catacly...
16:26, 09/06/2019

13th-century death pit reveals murdered family in the 'city drowned in blood' When Mongol soldiers swept through the Russian town of Yaroslavl in 1238, a bloodbath followed. Hundreds of people died horrific and violent deaths during the city's capture, and DNA evidence has now revealed a tragic glimpse of a family of victims s...
15:39, 09/06/2019

This Volcanic Eruption Set Off a Phytoplankton Bloom Lava from Kilauea in Hawaii flowed into the Pacific last year and pushed nutrients to the surface. The result was a banquet for light-loving microbes....
12:00, 09/06/2019

Coral reefs are now spawning out of sync and might fail to reproduce Corals need to spawn within minutes of each other to optimise reproduction – but climate change is causing them to spawn out of sync, threatening their survival...
06:39, 09/06/2019

How big is a proton? We may finally have the answer to this puzzle Our measurements of the proton’s radius clash with one another, which could be a problem for the laws of physics. But a new test has helped unravel the mystery...
06:39, 09/06/2019

Ocean Heat Wave Off U.S. West Coast Could Badly Disrupt Marine Life, Scientists Say (SEATTLE) — Federal scientists said Thursday they are monitoring a new ocean heat wave off the U.S. West Coast, a development that could badly disrupt marine life including salmon, whales and sea lions. The expanse of unusually warm water stret...
04:26, 09/06/2019

How a Volcanic Eruption Set Off a Phytoplankton Bloom Lava from Kilauea in Hawaii flowed into the Pacific last year and pushed nutrients to the surface. The result was a banquet for light-loving microbes....
03:39, 09/06/2019

Loch Ness monster might just be a giant eel, say scientists Scotland's fabled Loch Ness monster could possibly be a giant eel, scientists said on Thursday after an intensive analysis of traces of DNA in the Loch's icy waters....
00:13, 09/06/2019

Photographer captures moment 'curious' squirrel stops to smell a flower A photographer in Vienna, Austria captured the moment a small ground squirrel stopped to smell the flowers — in order to find out which one would taste the best. ...
23:39, 09/05/2019

Exotic physics phenomenon is observed for first time An exotic physical phenomenon, involving optical waves, synthetic magnetic fields, and time reversal, has been directly observed for the first time, following decades of attempts. The new finding could lead to realizations of what are known as topolo...
21:52, 09/05/2019

Creating new opportunities from nanoscale materials A hundred years ago, “2d” meant a two-penny, or 1-inch, nail. Today, “2-D” encompasses a broad range of atomically thin flat materials, many with exotic properties not found in the bulk equivalents of the same materials, with graphene — the single-at...
21:52, 09/05/2019

New Scientist joins the Covering Climate Now initiative New Scientist has joined Covering Climate Now, a journalistic collaboration providing extensive coverage of the UN climate action summit taking place this month...
20:13, 09/05/2019

Pesticide made from spider venom kills pests without harming bees Honeybee nests are being devastated by a species of beetle, but a pesticide based on spider venom can help by killing the beetles without harming the bees...
20:13, 09/05/2019

Scientists win millions in the 2020 Breakthrough Prize The Breakthrough Prize rewards work in physics, mathematics, and the life sciences, and it has just awarded almost $20 million to researchers around the world...
20:13, 09/05/2019

Loch Ness monster could be a giant eel, researcher claims After months of speculation surrounding a study into whether the Loch Ness monster was real, the researcher behind it has claimed it could be a giant eel and not a giant plesiosaur from a long-lost era....
19:26, 09/05/2019

Worm's 550M year-old 'death march' might be earliest known animal trail, study finds The fossil of a worm that lived 550 million-years-ago may be the earliest known evidence of an animal walking on the Earth's surface, according to a new study....
19:26, 09/05/2019

T. rex had an 'air conditioner' in its head, study says The most fearsome predator to ever walk the Earth, Tyrannosaurus rex, had something similar to an air conditioner in its head, allowing it to stay cool, according to a new study....
19:26, 09/05/2019

Mysterious Adolf Hitler bust found in French Senate basement A bust of Nazi leader Adolf Hitler has been found in the basement of the French Senate, a secret kept for 75 years, according to a startling investigation from French newspaper Le Monde. ...
19:26, 09/05/2019

A Cognitive Researcher Explains How Male and Female Brains Aren’t So Different The British cognitive researcher Gina Rippon tells TIME why male and female brains aren’t so different, explored in her book Gender and Our Brains A popular notion has it that a human being’s most important sex organ is the brain. You say...
12:39, 09/05/2019

Meet the 'giant elephant trunks,' mysterious cosmic structures 10 times bigger than the 'pillars of creation' Ursa Major, the Tadpole Galaxy, the Crab Nebula — when it comes to naming objects in space, it sometimes seems like astronomers wish they'd gone into zoology. Continuing in this long tradition, a researcher has recently identified mammoth column-shap...
11:26, 09/05/2019

Soft robotics breakthrough manages immune response for implanted devices Researchers from the Institute for Medical Engineering and Science (IMES) at MIT; the National University of Ireland Galway (NUI Galway); and AMBER, the SFI Research Centre for Advanced Materials and BioEngineering Research, recently announced a sign...
07:26, 09/05/2019

How “information gerrymandering” influences voters Many voters today seem to live in partisan bubbles, where they receive only partial information about how others feel regarding political issues. Now, an experiment developed in part by MIT researchers sheds light on how this phenomenon influences pe...
07:26, 09/05/2019

A tech intervention to tame tuberculosis For tuberculosis patients, complying with a full course of treatment can be daunting and difficult. But a new experiment conducted by MIT researchers in Kenya, in collaboration with the digital health company Keheala, shows that a digital program use...
07:26, 09/05/2019

Sally Floyd, Who Helped Things Run Smoothly Online, Dies at 69 In the early 1990s, Dr. Floyd was one of the inventors of Random Early Detection, which continues to play a vital role in the stability of the internet....
02:39, 09/05/2019

Hurricane Dorian may have made a species of bird go extinct In addition to killing several people and destroying thousands of buildings in the Bahamas, Hurricane Dorian may have killed the last surviving Bahama nuthatches...
01:52, 09/05/2019

Global shipping needs to clean up its act now – here’s how to do it Bertrand Piccard co-piloted the first round-the-world solar-powered flight. Now he’s aiming to green one of the world’s dirtiest, yet most crucial industries...
01:52, 09/05/2019

UK court backs police use of face recognition, but fight isn't over A UK court has ruled that a police force's use of facial recognition technology was lawful. But whether the tech should be used needs greater scrutiny...
01:52, 09/05/2019

AI facial recognition software now works for wild chimpanzees too Artificial intelligence can recognise individual chimpanzees from their faces, giving researchers a quicker and cheaper way to track and study the apes...
01:52, 09/05/2019

A single severe head injury can trigger long-term brain damage Brain scans show that one major head injury can cause similar long-term brain damage to that seen in NFL players who have had many smaller head knocks...
01:52, 09/05/2019

Vegetarian diet linked with 22 per cent lower risk of heart disease After monitoring 48,000 people for 18 years, researchers concluded that going vegetarian lowers heart disease risk – but also slightly raises the risk of stroke...
01:52, 09/05/2019

Intense ammonia storms on Jupiter are messing up the planet's belts Jupiter, the largest planet in the solar system, is perhaps most famous for its giant Red Spot, a continuous storm that has been observed since 1830. But now, new powerful storms have started on the gas giant and they are disrupting the planet's belt...
00:13, 09/05/2019

Artifacts believed to be from final battle of English Civil War discovered Archaeologists have unearthed artifacts believed to be from the final battle of the English Civil War, including musket balls, horse harness fittings and sword hilts....
00:13, 09/05/2019

Wild horses of North Carolina to ride out hurricane with 'butts to the wind' The majestic herds of wild horses that roam North Carolina's Outer Banks will likely ride out Hurricane Dorian's whipping winds and strong storm surge by huddling together with their "butts to the wind" - a stabilizing trick that's worked well for mo...
00:13, 09/05/2019

Hurricane Dorian: NASA video shows 62 mph wind and rain whipping through Kennedy Space Center A video posted on social media by NASA shows 62 mph wind and rain from Hurricane Dorian whipping through the Kennedy Space Center’s Launch Control Center parking lot at 3 a.m. ET Wednesday....
00:13, 09/05/2019

'Storm Area 51' alien-themed events in Nevada get final approval from county With two weeks to go before alien-obsessed crowds are poised to possibly descend on a rural Nevada county for "Storm Area 51," officials have given the final permits to a pair of festivals that may draw thousands to the area. ...
00:13, 09/05/2019

World's hungriest caterpillar is wreaking destruction around the world Scientists are racing to develop weapons against fall armyworms, a devastating pest that is rapidly invading new continents and destroying vital food crops...
16:26, 09/04/2019

Hurricane Dorian may have wiped out at least one bird species In addition to killing several people and destroying thousands of buildings in the Bahamas, Hurricane Dorian was probably a disaster for local wildlife...
16:26, 09/04/2019

Hurricane Dorian's monstrous size revealed in epic images from space As Hurricane Dorian churns ominously near the southeast U.S. coast after ravaging the Bahamas with wind, pounding rain and flooding, the storm's gigantic size can be seen in new images released by NASA....
11:39, 09/04/2019

Did a Jurassic magma plume burst through the Earth? About 180 million years ago, when dinosaurs still roamed the planet, a giant plume of molten rock may have punched its way through Earth, knocking the continents aside and incinerating everything in its path....
11:39, 09/04/2019

Dorian batters Bahamas with strong hurricane winds for record time Category 5 Dorian slowed to a halt as it moved over the island, subjecting it to the most prolonged and fiercest battering by an Atlantic hurricane ever recorded...
08:52, 09/04/2019

Comparing primate vocalizations The utterances of Old World monkeys, some of our primate cousins, may be more sophisticated than previously realized — but even so, they display constraints that reinforce the singularity of human language, according to a new study co-authored by an ...
22:26, 09/03/2019

A summer at the MSRP-Bio reveals connections between proteins, people, and passions Meucci Ilunga seems to know something about everything. He’s a videographer who’s branching out into podcasting. He’s researched cancer therapies and volunteered in a hospital. He grew up on a Navajo reservation, and he’s a year away from completing ...
22:26, 09/03/2019

Chinese vase bought for $1 could be worth $100G A vase that was purchased for 1 British pound ($1.21) could be worth nearly $100,000 (80,000 British pounds) after it was revealed that the vase was made for the 18th-century Qianlong Emperor....
21:26, 09/03/2019

China finds mysterious and strange 'shiny gel' on dark side of the Moon China's Chang'e-4 lunar rover, which successfully landed on the Moon in January, has found something rather strange and perplexing — an oddly colored "gel-like" substance that can't yet be explained....
21:26, 09/03/2019

Hurricane Dorian: NASA team set to ride out storm at Kennedy Space Center As Hurricane Dorian edges closer to Florida’s eastern coast, a 120-strong team of NASA personnel will ride out the storm at Kennedy Space Center, where they will monitor any damage to key launch infrastructure....
21:26, 09/03/2019

These High-Flying Geese Are ‘the Astronauts of the Bird World’ Bar-headed geese migrate above 26,000 feet. A better understanding of their efficient use of oxygen could have implications for human medical treatment....
19:26, 09/03/2019

Mass extinction event 2 billion years ago killed 99 percent of life on Earth, study says There have been several mass extinction events during the planet's history, including the Cretaceous–Paleogene extinction event, arguably the best-known one because of the death of the dinosaurs. Now, researchers have discovered a new mass extinction...
16:39, 09/03/2019

Remnants of ancient planet just found in famous meteorite Though it was discovered in the Australian outback in the 1950s and studied since then, researchers have just found a surprising result buried inside the Wedderburn meteorite — remnants of an ancient planet....
16:39, 09/03/2019

How to Save the Colorado River from Climate Change and Chronic Overuse Paul Kehmeier is a fourth-generation farmer from western Colorado. One hundred and twenty years ago, his great grandfather Wilhelm Kehmeier bought land in Delta County, dug an irrigation ditch to bring water from a nearby stream, and got to work plan...
14:26, 09/03/2019

An Indian Landing Module Is Ready for Touchdown on the Moon’s Surface NEW DELHI (AP) — The landing module of India’s unmanned moon mission separated from the orbiter on Monday ahead of its planned touchdown on the moon’s south polar region this weekend, the space agency said. All the systems of the or...
04:52, 09/03/2019

Climate change has created more bird winners than losers in England Of 23 bird species in England affected by climate change over the past 50 years, 19 have seen a positive effect, including wrens, long-tailed tits and egrets...
03:39, 09/03/2019

Bananas have benefited from climate change – but they won’t in future As the world has warmed, banana producers have been able to grow more fruit per hectare. But by 2050 annual production may begin to fall in some countries...
03:39, 09/03/2019

Dr. Donald Lindberg, 85, Dies; Opened Medical Research to the World As director of the National Library of Medicine, the world’s largest medical library, he digitized its holdings to make them available to experts globally....
00:26, 09/03/2019

India's Chandrayaan-2 spacecraft set for historic lunar landing India's dream of landing on the Moon is getting closer to reality as its Chandrayaan-2 spacecraft split into two on Monday, with one half set to land on the lunar surface later this week....
00:00, 09/03/2019

Hurricane Dorian: Incredible satellite images show monster storm Incredible satellite images of Hurricane Dorian — the Category 5 monster that continues to batter parts of the Bahamas with wind gusts up to 220 mph — have been shared by NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) as the stor...
00:00, 09/03/2019

Great white shark spotted off Massachusetts coast feeding on dead whale carcass A great white shark stunned a whale-watching group off the coast of Massachusetts on Sunday when the ocean predator was spotted feasting on the carcass of a dead whale....
00:00, 09/03/2019

Hurricane Dorian Is Barely Moving at All. Here’s Why That Makes it Especially Dangerous Hurricane Dorian, which slammed the Bahamas early Monday as a catastrophic Category 5 storm, is packing remarkably strong winds — but the storm itself is crawling along, moving at a mere 1 mile per hour. The storm’s glacial pace will resu...
21:00, 09/02/2019

A European Satellite Had to Fire Thrusters to Avoid Colliding With a SpaceX Satellite Three months after Elon Musk’s SpaceX launched the first set of what will be a broadband-providing constellation of satellites, other operators are already veering to keep their own spacecraft out of harm’s way. The European Space Agency ...
21:00, 09/02/2019

A comprehensive catalogue of human digestive tract bacteria The human digestive tract is home to thousands of different strains of bacteria. Many of these are beneficial, while others contribute to health problems such as inflammatory bowel disease. Researchers from MIT and the Broad Institute have now isolat...
19:26, 09/02/2019

Communities in East Anglia are deciding whether to abandon their towns Rising sea levels mean that coastal communities in the UK are having to decide whether to defend their towns, and when they will need to abandon them altogether...
15:26, 09/02/2019

Hurricane Dorian is joint strongest Atlantic storm ever to hit land The Bahamas have been hit with the powerful Hurricane Dorian, which was made more intense by moving over water that is abnormally warm due to climate change...
15:26, 09/02/2019

Monstrous space explosions may be showering nearby galaxy in gold Mergers of this magnitude are so violent they rattle the fabric of space-time, releasing gravitational waves that spread through the cosmos like ripples on a pond. These mergers also fuel cataclysmic explosions that create heavy metals in an instant,...
14:39, 09/02/2019

Hurricane Dorian Strikes the Bahamas as a History-Making Category 5 Storm. Here’s What to Know Hurricane Dorian, a “catastrophic” Category 5 storm, has officially made landfall in the Bahamas. The National Hurricane Center deemed it the “strongest hurricane in modern record for the northwest Bahamas.” With its strong wi...
04:39, 09/02/2019

Hurricane Dorian Strengthens to Category 5 as It Makes Landfall in the Bahamas. Here’s the Latest Track and Forecast Hurricane Dorian, a “catastrophic” Category 5 storm, has officially made landfall in the Bahamas. The National Hurricane Center confirmed the new category Sunday morning, and several hours later confirmed the slow-moving storm made landfa...
21:00, 09/01/2019

Quantum X-ray machine takes razor sharp pictures with less radiation By shining an X-ray beam through a diamond, scientists have made X-rays with unique quantum properties that let them make sharper images using less radiation...
12:52, 09/01/2019

Hurricane Dorian Strengthens to Category 4 as It Heads for Florida and Atlantic Coast. Here’s the Latest Track and Forecast Hurricane Dorian has been upgraded to a Category 4 storm as it barrels toward the Bahamas and Florida’s Atlantic coast, according to the latest forecast from the National Hurricane Center. The hurricane gained strength Saturday, with maximum su...
17:52, 08/31/2019

People who are naturally slim have smaller and more active fat cells Some people can eat as much as they like without putting on weight because their fat cells burn extra energy by continuously making and breaking fat molecules...
12:13, 08/31/2019

Past sea-level rise? Scientists find evidence several million years old A group of scientists studying evidence preserved in cave formations have found that sea level was as much as 52 feet higher than the present day more than 3 million years ago....
05:52, 08/31/2019

Darth Vader's birthplace found? Evidence of dangerous volcano, lava world spotted in deep space Researchers believe they have discovered what they describe as "the first volcanically active exomoon," a celestial body eerily reminiscent of the tiny, fiery "Star Wars" planet, Mustafar, where Anakin Skywalker turned into Darth Vader....
01:00, 08/31/2019

Real-life 'Jaws'? Massive great white shark almost bites fisherman's boat An Instagram post has gone viral after a massive great white shark bumped into a fisherman's boat with its mouth wide open in Cape Cod earlier this week....
01:00, 08/31/2019

The H.M.S. Terror Sank in the 1840s. See What It Looks Like Now. An underwater exploration this month revealed the wreckage, much of it well preserved by cold water, lack of light and layers of silt, that likely contains documents with information about an ill-fated expedition that set sail in 1845....
23:26, 08/30/2019

Hurricane Dorian Strengthens to Category 3 as It Heads for Florida. Here’s the Latest Track and Forecast Hurricane Dorian has been upgraded to a Category 3 storm as it barrels toward the Bahamas and Florida’s Atlantic coast, according to the latest forecast from the National Hurricane Center. The hurricane gained strength Friday, with maximum sust...
21:26, 08/30/2019

The Northern Lights Could Be Visible Across the Northern U.S. This Weekend. Here’s How to See the Aurora Parts of the northern United States from Montana to northern New England could get a glimpse of the Northern Lights over Labor Day Weekend, space weather forecasters say. The Northern Lights, or the Aurora Borealis, are a luminous and sometimes color...
21:26, 08/30/2019

We may have seen signs of an exomoon spewing out volcanic gas Astronomers have spotted a plume of sodium near a distant planet. The gas is so far from the surface that they say it must have come from a volcanic exomoon...
21:26, 08/30/2019

Military now controls Myanmar’s scientifically important amber mines Hundreds of scientifically priceless fossils are extracted in horrendous conditions in Myanmar’s amber mines and smuggled over the border for sale in China...
21:26, 08/30/2019

Gel that makes teeth repair themselves could spell the end of fillings Applying a gel to damaged teeth stimulates the enamel to re-grow – a finding that could stop people from developing cavities that must be drilled and filled...
21:26, 08/30/2019

Astronomers baffled by 'cosmic mountain ranges' jutting through the Milky Way To us, the night sky may look like a random splattering of stars, but astronomers are learning that in some regions of our galaxy, stars have clumped into features that resemble ones on Earth — streams, waves, arches and mountain ridges....
15:26, 08/30/2019

World’s largest 'mass child sacrifice' site discovered in Peru: reports The centuries-old remains of more than 200 children have been discovered in Peru, according to reports. Experts say that the macabre discovery is likely the world’s largest child sacrifice site....
15:26, 08/30/2019

Hurricane Dorian Strengthens to Category 2 as It Heads for Florida. Here’s the Latest Track and Forecast Hurricane Dorian has been upgraded to a Category 2 storm as it barrels toward the Bahamas and Florida’s Atlantic coast, according to the latest forecast from the National Hurricane Center. The hurricane gained strength, with maximum sustained w...
14:13, 08/30/2019

For first time, astronomers catch asteroid in the act of changing color Last December, scientists discovered an “active” asteroid within the asteroid belt, sandwiched between the orbits of Mars and Jupiter. The space rock, designated by astronomers as 6478 Gault, appeared to be leaving two trails of dust in its wake — ac...
08:13, 08/30/2019

Mysterious one-legged skeleton discovered in Russia may be Napoleon’s favorite general Archaeologists in Russia recently discovered a one-legged skeleton buried beneath a dance floor that may solve a 207-year-old mystery about the final resting place of Napoleon’s favorite general....
07:00, 08/30/2019

'Storm Area 51' causes second Nevada county to sign emergency declaration A second county in rural Nevada voted Wednesday to pre-sign an emergency declaration out of fears the "Storm Area 51" event next month may bring alien-obsessed crowds that could overwhelm the area....
07:00, 08/30/2019

Wildlife photographer captures images of dragonflies covered in dew: It 'clung to their bodies like jewels' A wildlife photographer was stunned when he came across dragonflies covered in morning dew, giving the illusion the small insects were diamond-encrusted. ...
07:00, 08/30/2019

Trump establishes Space Command, defends US interest in space President Trump formally announced the re-establishment of the U.S. Space Command on Tuesday after a 17-year absence as his administration focuses on concerns about the vulnerability of U.S. satellites. ...
07:00, 08/30/2019

First American settlers may have been in Idaho 16,500 years ago, study says Scientists claim they've discovered artifacts in Idaho indicating that humans were living there about 16,500 years ago, providing new evidence that early settlers found their way inland by traveling along North America's Pacific Coast....
07:00, 08/30/2019

The Trump Administration Just Loosened Methane Emissions Rules. Here’s What To Know On Thursday, the Environmental Protection Agency announced plans to loosen regulations on methane, a potent greenhouse gas known to propel climate change. The EPA, which is part of the Trump Administration, said in a press release that it intends to ...
05:00, 08/30/2019

As Dorian looms, Florida's Space Coast braces for possible unprecedented impact As Hurricane Dorian advances on a course likely to slam the Florida peninsula within days, U.S. space agencies and aerospace companies are sheltering millions of dollars in hardware and assets along the Space Coast....
05:00, 08/30/2019

In watershed discovery, skull of ancient human ancestor unearthed Scientists on Wednesday announced the landmark discovery in Ethiopia of a nearly complete skull of an early human ancestor that lived 3.8 million years ago, a species boasting an intriguing mixture of apelike and humanlike characteristics....
22:52, 08/29/2019

Idaho artifacts show human presence in Americas 16,600 years ago Artifacts including stone tools and animal bone fragments found in Idaho dating back about 16,600 years represent what may be the oldest evidence of humans in the Americas and offer insight into the routes people took as they spread into the New Worl...
22:52, 08/29/2019

Iranian satellite launch fails due to technical issues: Official An Iranian rocket exploded on its launch pad at Imam Khomeini Space Center in northern Iran before its scheduled launch on Thursday, an Iranian official said....
22:52, 08/29/2019

Round-up: the key decisions to protect wildlife from the CITES summit Giraffes, sharks and otters were granted stronger protections at the CITES wildlife trade summit in Geneva, but a stalemate prevailed on elephants and the ivory trade...
21:39, 08/29/2019

Don’t go bananas: Should we be cutting down on the fruit we eat? News that some zoos have stopped feeding monkeys fruit has led people to suggest humans avoid it too. But that ignores a few crucial details, says James Wong...
21:39, 08/29/2019

If I have a disease-causing gene, should my doctor tell my family? Genetic testing is undermining medical norms as people sue their doctors for either telling them or not telling them a relative’s diagnosis, says Laura Spinney...
21:39, 08/29/2019

Mini-brains grown in a lab show neural activity like preterm babies Miniature brains grown in a lab show remarkably similar activity to preterm babies’ brain, dispelling the idea that brains need to develop in a womb to function...
21:39, 08/29/2019

It's officially now the worst ever August for Amazon deforestation The amount of Amazon rainforest being cleared in Brazil has hit a record high. But president Jair Bolsonaro is moving to ban the setting of fires for two months...
21:39, 08/29/2019

Hurricane Dorian Expected to Hit Florida as a Category 4. Here’s the Latest Track and Forecast Hurricane Dorian is predicted to make landfall on Florida’s Atlantic coast or possibly in Georgia as a powerful Category 4 storm late Sunday or early Monday, according to the latest forecast from the National Hurricane Center. It’s unclea...
21:39, 08/29/2019

Here’s the Real Reason DARPA Is Looking for ‘Underground Urban Tunnels’ for ‘Research and Experimentation’ When DARPA, an agency within the Defense Department that works on advanced technology for the military, asked Twitter users if they knew of any urban underground tunnels “able to host research & experimentation” on Wednesday, some people ...
21:39, 08/29/2019

A Robot With Noodle-like Fingers Helps Handle Soft Jellyfish Metal claws and suction samplers can be rough on delicate deep sea creatures. So scientists have designed a gentle robot to scoop up the organisms they want to study....
21:13, 08/29/2019

Hurricane Dorian Expected to Hit Florida as a Category 4. Here’s the Latest Track and Forecast. Hurricane Dorian is predicted to make landfall on Florida’s Atlantic coast as a powerful Category 4 storm, according to the latest forecast from the National Hurricane Center. It’s unclear exactly where Hurricane Dorian will make landfall...
17:39, 08/29/2019

Newt Gingrich’s Moon Sweepstakes Are a Confounding Development in Today’s Space Race A version of this first appeared as the TIME Space newsletter sent on Aug. 24. Newt Gingrich is going to the moon. Again. You might argue that Gingrich, the one-time Speaker of the House of Representatives, never went to the moon in the first place,...
17:39, 08/29/2019

These Marsupials Drop Dead After Mating This extreme reproductive strategy has been observed in the wild for the first time among male kalutas, mouselike mammals native to Northwestern Australia....
17:39, 08/29/2019

Organoids Are Not Brains. How Are They Making Brain Waves? Clusters of living brain cells are teaching scientists about diseases like autism. With a new finding, some experts wonder if these organoids may become too much like the real thing....
17:39, 08/29/2019

Great white sharks have disappeared from South Africa, baffling experts Great white sharks have disappeared from Cape Town, South Africa, with nary a single shark having been spotted over the past 18 months and experts are baffled....
15:39, 08/29/2019

NASA's long-delayed James Webb telescope is finally assembled for the first time Nearly a year after it was supposed to launch, NASA has finally assembled the James Webb Space Telescope, the long-awaited successor to the Hubble Space Telescope....
15:39, 08/29/2019

Quantum gravity could reverse cause and effect You've probably heard of Schrödinger's cat, the unfortunate feline in a box that is simultaneously alive and dead until the box is opened to reveal its actual state. Well, now wrap your mind around Schrödinger's time, a situation in which one event c...
12:26, 08/29/2019

MIT’s fleet of autonomous boats can now shapeshift MIT’s fleet of robotic boats has been updated with new capabilities to “shapeshift,” by autonomously disconnecting and reassembling into a variety of configurations, to form floating structures in Amsterdam’s many canals. The autonomous boats — re...
08:39, 08/29/2019

New science blooms after star researchers die, study finds The famed quantum physicist Max Planck had an idiosyncratic view about what spurred scientific progress: death. That is, Planck thought, new concepts generally take hold after older scientists with entrenched ideas vanish from the discipline. “A g...
08:39, 08/29/2019

These Male Marsupials Drop Dead After Mating This extreme reproductive strategy has been observed in the wild for the first time among male kalutas, mouselike mammals native to Northwestern Australia....
06:13, 08/29/2019

MIT engineers build advanced microprocessor out of carbon nanotubes After years of tackling numerous design and manufacturing challenges, MIT researchers have built a modern microprocessor from carbon nanotube transistors, which are widely seen as a faster, greener alternative to their traditional silicon counterpart...
23:00, 08/28/2019

Robotic thread is designed to slip through the brain’s blood vessels MIT engineers have developed a magnetically steerable, thread-like robot that can actively glide through narrow, winding pathways, such as the labrynthine vasculature of the brain. In the future, this robotic thread may be paired with existing end...
23:00, 08/28/2019

Hurricane Dorian Could Hit the Southeastern U.S. on Monday. Here’s the Latest Track and Forecast Tropical Storm Dorian has been official upgraded to a hurricane––and it could hit the southeastern United States by Monday morning as a major hurricane after striking Puerto Rico, according to the latest forecast. “All indications a...
22:39, 08/28/2019

Climate Activist Greta Thunberg, 16, Arrives in New York After Sailing Across the Atlantic Teenage climate activist Greta Thunberg arrived in New York City on Wednesday after sailing across the Atlantic Ocean to call attention to the need for quick action to save the planet. Thunberg, a 16-year-old from Sweden, embarked in the racing sailb...
22:39, 08/28/2019

See What the Burning Man Festival Looks Like From Space Burning Man, the annual counter-cultural event famous for its performances, art installations and party-like atmosphere, is well underway. What started in 1986 as a small shindig in San Francisco has since escalated into a global phenomenon with tens...
22:39, 08/28/2019

SpaceX’s Starhopper Flight Test Is a Big Step Forward for Elon Musk’s Moon Dreams You know a spacecraft is cool when you watch it fly and can’t help but think it looks more like a bit of Hollywood CGI than an actual machine. The SpaceX Starhopper spacecraft was very much the real deal — a bright chrome, a 60-ft. tall, ...
22:39, 08/28/2019

New gene-editing technology could help treat Huntington's disease, premature aging, study says A new genetic editing tool could give hope to people who suffer from Huntington’s disease and progeria, which causes premature aging, a new study says....
21:00, 08/28/2019

Secrets of 'Lucy' ancestor revealed in 'remarkably complete,' 3.8-million-year-old skull A team of researchers has discovered a “remarkably complete” cranium of a 3.8-million-year-old early human ancestor widely believed to also be the ancestor of the world's most famous human ancestor, the 3.2-million-year-old ape Lucy....
21:00, 08/28/2019

Tens of thousands of palm trees dying from bacterial disease An icon deep rooted in the landscape and heart’s of Florida’s community is in trouble. Florida’s official state trees are dying from a fatal disease. Scientists call it “lethal bronzing”, and it is turning tens of thousands of majestic palms into cri...
21:00, 08/28/2019

Hurricane Dorian Could Hit the Southeast on Monday. Here’s the Latest Track and Forecast Tropical Storm Dorian has been official upgraded to a hurricane––and it could hit the southeastern United States by Monday morning as a major hurricane after striking Puerto Rico on Wednesday, according to the latest forecast. “All ...
20:13, 08/28/2019

Tropical Storm Dorian Could Hit the U.S. As a Major Hurricane After Striking Puerto Rico. Here’s the Latest Track and Forecast Tropical Storm Dorian could hit the southeastern United States as a major hurricane by Monday morning after striking Puerto Rico on Wednesday, according to the latest forecast. “All indications are that by this Labor Day weekend, a powerful hur...
18:39, 08/28/2019

I’m a Retired Female Astronaut and I Can’t Understand the Obsession With ‘Gender Diverse’ Space Crews On Tuesday August 21, Vice President Pence chaired the sixth meeting of the recently revived National Space Council, a group originally chartered in 1958, disbanded in 1993 and then revived under the current administration to help chart the direction...
18:39, 08/28/2019

Ultrathin 3-D-printed films convert energy of one form into another MIT researchers have developed a simple, low-cost method to 3-D print ultrathin films with high-performing “piezoelectric” properties, which could be used for components in flexible electronics or highly sensitive biosensors. Piezoelectric materia...
18:39, 08/28/2019

A giant lava raft drifting toward Australia could help save the Great Barrier Reef A large mass of hardened lava is headed toward Australia. Scientists think that the lava raft could help to save the declining Great Barrier Reef, according to recent news reports....
17:26, 08/28/2019

NASA reveals secrets of 'Hot Jupiter' exoplanets A new study has revealed a surprising secret about exoplanets known as "hot Jupiters" — the dark sides of the planets have "surprisingly uniform" temperatures, suggesting the clouds could be made of minerals and rocks....
17:26, 08/28/2019

SpaceX’s Starhopper has made its highest and final test flight Starhopper, SpaceX’s prototype of the spacecraft the firm plans to use to bring humans to Mars, has made its last flight its highest ever at 150 metres up...
14:13, 08/28/2019

The pyrocene has begun: How to tackle a world of raging wildfires Thousands of hectares of Arctic forest is on fire and the effects on human health and the climate could be terrible. Why did this happen and how can we respond?...
14:13, 08/28/2019

Andrew Yang proposes 'giant space mirrors' to tackle climate change Presidential candidate Andrew Yang climate plan aims to get the U.S. to net-zero carbon emissions with a range of new initiatives -- including investing in major geoengineering projects like giant mirrors in space....
03:26, 08/28/2019

Amazon fires: By the numbers The raging fires in Brazil's Amazon rainforest have captured the public's imagination worldwide for the last few weeks and recently prompted the country to declare a state of emergency in the region....
03:26, 08/28/2019

Marine life is still struggling after the Deepwater Horizon oil spill The lingering effects of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill have been extreme for deep sea creatures, with biodiversity still down years after the disaster...
01:52, 08/28/2019

Puerto Rico Under State of Emergency as Tropical Storm Dorian Approaches. Here’s the Latest Track and Forecast The National Hurricane Center issued a tropical storm warning and a hurricane watch for Puerto Rico on Tuesday morning. Puerto Rico Gov. Wanda Vazquez Garced signed an executive order late on Monday declaring a state of emergency in preparation for a...
21:26, 08/27/2019

Biblical war revealed on 2,800-year-old stone altar A 2,800-year-old inscribed stone altar, found within a Moabite sanctuary in the ancient city of Ataroth in Jordan, may shed light on an ancient biblical war....
21:00, 08/27/2019

Satellite imagery of Amazon rainforest fire shows massive carbon monoxide pollution plume As the Amazon rainforest burns at unprecedented levels, new satellite imagery from NASA shows an enormous cloud of poisonous carbon monoxide rising from the devastation....
21:00, 08/27/2019

Ancient Mars was warm and rainy enough to support life, study says It's long been established that Mars once had water on its surface. But a new study suggests that between 3 and 4 billion years ago, the Red Planet was warm and wet enough to have massive rainstorms and flowing water, an environment that may have sup...
21:00, 08/27/2019

Japan's Hayabusa2 asteroid probe packs its space-rock bag for return to Earth Japan's Hayabusa2 spacecraft has packed up the capsule that will ferry its precious space-rock cargo back to Earth in preparation to leave the asteroid Ryugu later this year....
21:00, 08/27/2019

Lab-grown coral could save endangered reefs Vital to the health of the oceans and the species that are supported by them, researchers have created Atlantic coral in a lab setting for the first time, a feat they've dubbed a "scientific breakthrough." ...
21:00, 08/27/2019

A smartphone app can detect tiny amounts of norovirus in water A device consisting of a smartphone and an attachable microscope can detect minuscule amounts of norovirus, which may help identify its spread earlier...
12:00, 08/27/2019

Russian spacecraft carrying robot docks with space station: TASS A Russian Soyuz spacecraft carrying a humanoid robot docked with the International Space Station (ISS) on Tuesday, TASS news agency reported, citing a live broadcast....
08:26, 08/27/2019

Why Was Johnson & Johnson the Only Opioid Maker on Trial in Oklahoma? Other states are suing a range of drug makers, distributors and retailers. Here are three reasons Johnson & Johnson was the only company on trial in Oklahoma....
04:26, 08/27/2019

These Caterpillars Can ‘See’ Colors With Their Skin Peppered-moth caterpillars can change their hue to match their surroundings without looking, a study has found. But how they do it remains a mystery....
04:26, 08/27/2019

What’s the best way to cut vehicle greenhouse-gas emissions? Policies to encourage reductions in greenhouse gas emissions tend to stress the need to switch as many vehicles as possible to electric power. But a new study by MIT and the Ford Motor Company finds that depending on the location, in some cases an eq...
00:26, 08/27/2019

Two studies reveal benefits of mindfulness for middle school students Two new studies from MIT suggest that mindfulness — the practice of focusing one’s awareness on the present moment — can enhance academic performance and mental health in middle schoolers. The researchers found that more mindfulness correlates with b...
00:26, 08/27/2019

Alien planets could be better suited for life than Earth: study Earth's oceans have made it the perfect environment for biodiversity, but a new study suggests that it may not have the best conditions in the galaxy....
23:39, 08/26/2019

Russia has a new plan to dock a Soyuz at the Space Station after an unexpected abort Russia's space agency Roscosmos has a new plan to dock an unpiloted Soyuz capsule at the International Space Station after the first attempt failed on Saturday (Aug....
23:39, 08/26/2019

Artifacts from 1986 Challenger disaster up for auction Artifacts from the 1986 Space Shuttle Challenger disaster are up for auction, including remains of the spacecraft that were given to the family of mission commander Dick Scobee following the tragic accident....
23:39, 08/26/2019

'Nuke hurricanes': Scientists explain why nuclear bombs and hurricanes don’t mix A report that President Trump asked if the U.S. could use nuclear explosions to disrupt hurricanes - and his subsequent denial he said anything of the sort - has put a spotlight on the science behind such a proposal....
23:39, 08/26/2019

Northern white rhino eggs successfully fertilized Nearly three weeks after a southern white rhinoceros, the only rhino species not endangered, achieved the first successful artificial insemination birth in North America, scientists in Italy have successfully fertilized northern white rhino eggs in t...
23:39, 08/26/2019

Stealth glider made out of special polymer self-destructs in sunlight A polymer that breaks down in sunlight has been used to create a glider that can transport objects behind enemy lines at night, then disappear without a trace...
18:26, 08/26/2019

Tropical Storm Dorian Could Hit Puerto Rico As a Hurricane. Here’s the Latest Track and Forecast Tropical Storm Dorian is strengthening as it moves westward towards the Caribbean, and could reach hurricane strength by early Thursday, possibly before hitting Puerto Rico. As of Monday morning, Dorian is considered a “small tropical cyclone.&...
16:26, 08/26/2019

Deformed Skulls Mark a Historic Migration Into Europe Human remains found in Croatia with signs of artificial cranial deformation provide the earliest genetic evidence of the presence of people from East Asia in Europe....
12:52, 08/26/2019

How to defeat the disease that killed half the people who ever lived Malaria is humanity's greatest scourge. But genetic technologies that threaten to send mosquitoes extinct are problematic, and no substitute for practical action now...
11:39, 08/26/2019

Massive pumice 'raft' could bring marine life to help save Great Barrier Reef A massive 150 sq km raft of floating rock seen heading towards Australia in the Pacific Ocean, could help to save the Great Barrier Reef by restoring millions of marine organisms that attach to it along the way....
09:13, 08/26/2019

Toxic algae found in 2 New York City parks, officials say; children and pets warned to avoid water Officials are warning that children and pets should stay away from bodies of water in two New York City parks, after they tested positive for the same type of toxic algae that killed several dogs across the country this summer....
09:13, 08/26/2019

Tests at 3 years old could predict how well your brain will age Cognitive testing at the age of 3 can predict how healthy a person’s brain will be in their mid 40s, and may indicate whether they are likely to develop dementia...
11:13, 08/25/2019

Explaining why Reddit posts are removed helps people comply with rules Social media sites could cut the flow of unsavoury material by a fifth by better explaining their rules, according to a study of 32 million posts on Reddit...
11:13, 08/25/2019

Russian spacecraft carrying robot fails to dock with space station A Russian Soyuz spacecraft carrying a humanoid robot failed to dock with the International Space Station (ISS) on Saturday, Russian news agencies reported, citing a live broadcast....
16:13, 08/24/2019

Babies Can Be Raised Vegan With Proper Guidance, Experts Say A judge in Australia said a couple had left their baby “severely malnourished” on a strict vegan diet. The case stirred debate about raising the very young solely on plant-based foods....
14:39, 08/24/2019

Man unearths 670-year-old medieval ring: 'What a piece of history' A British man who unearthed an estimated 670-year-old medieval ring in the late 1970s recently rediscovered it hidden in storage boxes — and learned the forgotten treasure is reportedly worth thousands of dollars...
06:00, 08/24/2019

A much less invasive way to monitor pressure in the brain Traumatic brain injuries, as well as infectious diseases such as meningitis, can lead to brain swelling and dangerously high pressure in the brain. If untreated, patients are at risk for brain damage, and in some cases elevated pressure can be fatal....
18:26, 08/23/2019

Record Amazon rainforest fires spark row between Brazil and France The Brazilian space agency, INPE, this week reported more than 75,000 fires across the Brazilian part of the world’s greatest rainforest, up 84 per cent on last year...
18:26, 08/23/2019

Wild polio has been eradicated in Nigeria but infections will continue Nigeria has officially wiped out wild polio, but there have already been 15 cases of infection this year, caused by the live virus used in some vaccines...
18:26, 08/23/2019

Scientists discover 2nd alien planet around star Beta Pictoris — and it's huge The solar system around a star called Beta Pictoris was already a pretty interesting place, with a large planet scientists have actually seen and a huge amount of rubble flying around....
18:00, 08/23/2019

Scientists are building a real-life version of the Starship Enterprise's life scanner When the crewmembers of the Starship Enterprise pull into orbit around a new planet, one of the first things they do is scan for life-forms. Here in the real world, researchers have long been trying to figure out how to unambiguously detect signs of ...
18:00, 08/23/2019

Ancient Britons had giant worms in their kidneys, study shows Ancient Britons should have cooked their fish more. A recent study from the University of Cambridge revealed that Bronze-Age Brits had worms in their kidneys measuring over three feet in length. Researchers believe that the people caught the deadly w...
18:00, 08/23/2019

'Skeleton Lake' mystery deepens with strange DNA discovery In 1942 hundreds of human skeletal remains were discovered at a lake deep in the Himalayas, baffling experts. Dubbed ‘Skeleton Lake,’ the site has been shrouded in mystery for decades, sparking new DNA analysis of the bones. The research, however, ha...
06:26, 08/23/2019

Mysterious medieval skeleton at Prague Castle reveals its secrets Archaeologists are shedding new light on a mysterious medieval skeleton that was discovered buried with a sword, ax and knives at Prague Castle during the 1920s....
06:26, 08/23/2019

Underwater Video Offers New Look at Titanic Wreck The footage, captured by a team from Triton Submarines, showed the deterioration of the R.M.S. Titanic. The company said it was the first such visit in nearly 14 years....
02:39, 08/23/2019

Gravitational waves could settle mystery of the universe's expansion Supernovae and the big bang's afterglow give us conflicting numbers on how fast the universe is expanding. Gravitational waves could help settle things...
22:39, 08/22/2019

Asteroid Ryugu has no dust on it and we don’t know why The most detailed pictures yet from the asteroid Ryugu show it has no dust, which is very strange. There are at least three competing possible explanations...
22:39, 08/22/2019

New method classifies brain cells based on electrical signals For decades, neuroscientists have relied on a technique for reading out electrical “spikes” of brain activity in live, behaving subjects that tells them very little about the types of cells they are monitoring. In a new study, researchers at the Univ...
21:52, 08/22/2019

Using CRISPR to program gels with new functions The CRISPR genome-editing system is best-known for its potential to correct disease-causing mutations and add new genes into living cells. Now, a team from MIT and Harvard University has deployed CRISPR for a completely different purpose: creating no...
21:52, 08/22/2019

Earth to FEDOR: Russia launches humanoid robot into space A Russian humanoid robot was making its way on Thursday to the International Space Station after blasting off on a two-week mission to support the crew and test his skills....
21:52, 08/22/2019

High-precision technique stores cellular “memory” in DNA Using a technique that can precisely edit DNA bases, MIT researchers have created a way to store complex “memories” in the DNA of living cells, including human cells. The new system, known as DOMINO, can be used to record the intensity, duration, ...
18:13, 08/22/2019

Study links certain metabolites to stem cell function in the intestine MIT biologists have discovered an unexpected effect of a ketogenic, or fat-rich, diet: They showed that high levels of ketone bodies, molecules produced by the breakdown of fat, help the intestine to maintain a large pool of adult stem cells, which a...
18:13, 08/22/2019

Study: Climate change could pose danger for Muslim pilgrimage For the world’s estimated 1.8 billion Muslims — roughly one-quarter of the world population — making a pilgrimage to Mecca is considered a religious duty that must be performed at least once in a lifetime, if health and finances permit. The ritual, k...
18:13, 08/22/2019

Yellowstone 'supervolcano' eruption would be catastrophic, NYT op-ed says The eruption of a “supervolcano” underneath Yellowstone National Park, would be like nothing humanity has ever seen, according to an op-ed from The New York Times....
15:00, 08/22/2019

Inside the Race to Build the World’s First Commercial Octopus Farm For decades, my father taught biology at Middlebury College in Vermont. One of his signature courses focused on invertebrates and, as a kid, I’d often tag along on class field trips to the Maine coast. Students would fan out across the rocky sh...
14:39, 08/22/2019

Florida panthers suffering from mysterious disorder affecting their ability to walk, officials say An inexplicable crippling disorder appears to be affecting some Florida panthers and bobcats, puzzling wildlife officials who are working to determine what is ailing these endangered animals. ...
05:52, 08/22/2019

Baseball's home run surge spurs scientists to look for answers This season has seen a surge in home runs, sparking complaints from a number of pitchers that the baseballs are juiced, an allegation that Major League Baseball denies. Scientists, however, are searching for the reasons behind the home run onslaught....
05:52, 08/22/2019

Space Command to launch Aug. 29 as Trump’s 'Space Force' takes shape President Trump’s proposed Space Force is another step closer to taking off, as top brass announced this week that a space combatant command will launch later this month....
05:52, 08/22/2019

Environmental groups sue Trump administration for weakening Endangered Species Act More than half a dozen environmental groups on Wednesday filed a lawsuit against the Trump administration for its purported attempt to weaken the Endangered Species Act....
05:52, 08/22/2019

LIGO may have seen its first black hole and neutron star collision LIGO has probably seen the collision of a black hole and neutron star. That would mean it has spotted all three types of cosmic event it was designed to...
05:52, 08/22/2019

China’s two-child policy linked to 5 million extra babies in 18 months A Chinese government policy allowing all couples to have two children led to an additional 5.4 million births in the first 18 months after it took effect...
05:52, 08/22/2019

Vaping Sicknesses Rising: 153 Cases Reported in 16 States The C.D.C. said serious respiratory problems were reported in the past two months, though it remained unclear whether vaping nicotine or THC, the high-inducing chemical in marijuana, was the cause....
02:13, 08/22/2019

Fires in Amazon Rain Forest Have Surged This Year More than 74,000 wildfires have been detected in the world’s largest rain forest this year, an 84 percent increase from the same period last year, Brazil’s space research center said....
01:00, 08/22/2019

Cases of Vaping-Related Illnesses Rise to 153 in 16 States The C.D.C. said serious respiratory problems were reported in the past two months, though it remained unclear whether vaping nicotine or THC, the high-inducing chemical in marijuana, was the cause....
01:00, 08/22/2019

Artificial intelligence could help data centers run far more efficiently A novel system developed by MIT researchers automatically “learns” how to schedule data-processing operations across thousands of servers — a task traditionally reserved for imprecise, human-designed algorithms. Doing so could help today’s power-hung...
01:00, 08/22/2019

Their Mothers Chose Donor Sperm. The Doctors Used Their Own. Scores of children born through artificial insemination have learned from DNA tests that their biological fathers were the doctors who performed the procedure....
19:52, 08/21/2019

Survey says scientists mistrust a large amount of published research More than a third of researchers say they think half or fewer of all published studies are trustworthy, according to a survey of more than 3000 people...
19:00, 08/21/2019

NASA to explore Jupiter’s moon Europa, which may hold life NASA has officially confirmed a mission to Jupiter's moon Europa, a trek that could answer whether the icy celestial body could be habitable for humans and support life....
17:26, 08/21/2019

Elon Musk puts the brakes on 'nuke Mars' theory Just days after telling the world he still wants to "nuke Mars," SpaceX CEO Elon Musk has slightly walked back the proposal, instead offering a new idea that doesn't use nuclear weapons....
17:26, 08/21/2019

Rocky 'Star Wars' exoplanet with three suns discovered A distant rocky exoplanet has gone one better than Tatooine, Luke Skywalker’s home planet on “Star Wars,” which is famously depicted as having two suns in its sky....
17:26, 08/21/2019

California building largest wildlife crossing in the world The mountain lion P-22, which has been spotted traveling across Los Angeles freeways and spending time in parks, has become something of a legend in California....
04:13, 08/21/2019

A battery-free sensor for underwater exploration To investigate the vastly unexplored oceans covering most our planet, researchers aim to build a submerged network of interconnected sensors that send data to the surface — an underwater “internet of things.” But how to supply constant power to score...
02:13, 08/21/2019

An inside look at the NHS's plans to revolutionise healthcare with AI From spotting cancer and triaging patients to rearranging hospital appointments, artificial intelligence has a lot to offer the NHS, says Indra Joshi...
01:52, 08/21/2019

Is air pollution causing mental health conditions like depression? Evidence is growing that air pollution is linked to mental health conditions. But it's not clear yet how - and if - pollution may be affecting our brains....
01:52, 08/21/2019

High blood pressure in your 40s linked to smaller brain size at 70 People with high blood pressure in their 40s seem to have smaller brains at age 70, suggesting that looking after your health may help prevent some forms of dementia...
01:52, 08/21/2019

Florida hurricanes predicted by scientist with unique technique Months after Hurricane Michael bruised the panhandle and Irma slammed into the Florida Keys, the community is bracing themselves for what comes next. One scientist with the Florida Gulf Coast University is digging for those answers underwater with a ...
22:13, 08/20/2019

'Nuclear winter' coming? Nuclear war between US and Russia would cause catastrophic event, study confirms Earlier this month, the U.S. pulled out of a Reagan-era nuclear treaty with Russia after the Trump administration assessed the country was in “material breach of the treaty” and made no effort to “come back into compliance.” If there were any kind of...
22:13, 08/20/2019

'Storm Area 51' spurs rural Nevada county to draft emergency plan, approve 2 festivals Before the masses descend on the Nevada desert next month as part of the "Storm Area 51" event, local officials are pulling out all stops to ensure they are able to handle whatever crowds may come....
22:13, 08/20/2019

Tripping on Broadway: A New Musical Explores LSD Use by Cary Grant and More The Lincoln Center Theater show is written by James Lapine, Tom Kitt and Michael Korie, and will star Carmen Cusack, Harry Hadden-Paton and Tony Yazbeck....
18:13, 08/20/2019

'UFOs' are coming out of black holes and altering galaxies forever: 'It's all very new science' Black holes are still a mysterious force of spacetime, with the first image of one having been released just a few short months ago. Now, a new study suggests that "UFOs" are coming out of them, helping to reshape galaxies along the way....
17:00, 08/20/2019

Elon Musk lauds Newt Gingrich's $2B moon competition prize SpaceX CEO Elon Musk gave his approval for a plan put forth by former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich to give a $2 billion prize to the first private company to establish and run the first base on the moon....
17:00, 08/20/2019

Feeling the Heat? Blame Concrete If your city was slammed by record-shattering heat this summer, you can partly blame the stuff the city itself is made of. The scorching temperatures across Europe and the U.S. in July were made worse by one of humanity’s most widely used but l...
14:39, 08/20/2019

Trump’s Rollback of Auto Pollution Rules Shows Signs of Disarray The White House, blindsided by a pact between California and four automakers, appears to be losing ground in its effort to prevent any more for joining the agreement....
13:39, 08/20/2019

'Evil-genius' neutrino gun could unmask tiniest particles in the universe Neutrinos are perhaps the most underrated particles known to humankind. Physicist, smart guy and smart aleck Wolfgang Pauli first proposed their existence in 1930 as a missing puzzle piece — certain nuclear reactions had more going in than they had c...
12:52, 08/20/2019

SEE IT: Thousands of birds killed during hailstorm at Montana wildlife preserve More than 11,000 waterfowl and wetland birds were killed or maimed after “baseball-sized” pieces of hail wreaked havoc over a Montana wildlife management area last weekend during a storm, state officials said Friday....
12:52, 08/20/2019

Climate change will shrink 'virtually all' economies around the globe by 2100, study warns Plastic pollution found in the world's oceans and the melting permafrost in the Arctic could have startling economic burdens, perhaps as much as $2.5 trillion and $70 trillion, respectively....
09:13, 08/20/2019

NASA glimpses surface of distant rocky exoplanet Data from NASA’s Spitzer Space Telescope has given scientists a first glimpse into conditions on the surface of a rocky exoplanet beyond the solar system....
09:13, 08/20/2019

Mysterious sea creature spotted on beach draws 'Alien' comparison: 'Fascinating!' A woman taking an evening stroll on a beach in the United Kingdom came across a mysterious pale-blue creature she would later learn was a so-called “buoy barnacle,” an unusual and reportedly rarely-seen crustacean. ...
09:13, 08/20/2019

Physicists design an experiment to pin down the origin of the elements Nearly all of the oxygen in our universe is forged in the bellies of massive stars like our sun. As these stars contract and burn, they set off thermonuclear reactions within their cores, where nuclei of carbon and helium can collide and fuse in a ra...
08:52, 08/20/2019

Space telescope offers rare glimpse of Earth-sized rocky exoplanet Direct observations from a NASA space telescope have for the first time revealed the atmospheric void of a rocky, Earth-sized world beyond our own solar system orbiting the most common type of star in the galaxy, according to a study released on Mond...
04:52, 08/20/2019

A classic quantum theorem may prove there are many parallel universes If we accept that information can’t travel faster than the speed of light, a quantum theorem seems to require many worlds that split when you make a measurement...
03:39, 08/20/2019

Climate change will drive longer extreme heatwaves in summer If the world warms by more than 2°C, extreme summer heat and rain are likely to last longer and lead to flooding, with serious effects for farming and health...
03:39, 08/20/2019

Extinction Rebellion founder calls for mass psychedelic disobedience Gail Bradbrook, a co-founder of Extinction Rebellion, has called for a mass ingestion of psychedelic substances in protest against the criminalisation of drugs...
03:39, 08/20/2019

Planned Parenthood Withdraws From Title X Funding Facing a federal rule that restricts referrals for abortion, the organization decided to reject government funding for family planning for low-income women....
23:39, 08/19/2019

She Studies Sea Snakes by the Seafloor Sea snakes are the most diverse group of marine reptiles in the world, but they are poorly understood and threatened by development. Blanche D’Anastasi is among the scientists working to save them....
23:39, 08/19/2019

Boosting computing power for the future of particle physics A new machine learning technology tested by an international team of scientists including MIT Assistant Professor Philip Harris and postdoc Dylan Rankin, both of the Laboratory for Nuclear Science, can spot specific particle signatures among an ocean...
20:52, 08/19/2019

A new way to deliver drugs with pinpoint targeting Most pharmaceuticals must either be ingested or injected into the body to do their work. Either way, it takes some time for them to reach their intended targets, and they also tend to spread out to other areas of the body. Now, researchers at MIT and...
20:52, 08/19/2019

Rocky, Earth-sized exoplanet is missing an atmosphere Astronomers at MIT, Harvard University, and elsewhere have searched a rocky, Earth-sized exoplanet for signs of an atmosphere — and found none. Atmospheres have previously been detected on planets much larger than our own, including several hot-Ju...
20:52, 08/19/2019

Watching electrons using extreme ultraviolet light A new technique developed by a team at MIT can map the complete electronic band structure of materials at high resolution. This capability is usually exclusive to large synchrotron facilities, but now it is available as a tabletop laser-based setup a...
20:52, 08/19/2019

A variety of CBD health products are in the shops - do they work? A component in cannabis called CBD is claimed to help everything from Alzheimer's to anxiety. Despite a boom in sales, there's little evidence supporting the claims...
15:13, 08/19/2019

We have spotted 8 more mysterious repeating radio bursts from space Fast radio bursts are unexplained blasts of radio waves from space. A haul of eight newly spotted ones that flash repeatedly may help us work out what they are...
15:13, 08/19/2019

Our obsession with perfection is damaging individuals and society Increasingly we strive for unreachable ideals in personal and public spheres – with damaging consequences from mental health problems to Brexit deadlock...
12:52, 08/19/2019

Using Wall Street secrets to reduce the cost of cloud infrastructure Stock market investors often rely on financial risk theories that help them maximize returns while minimizing financial loss due to market fluctuations. These theories help investors maintain a balanced portfolio to ensure they’ll never lose more mon...
08:26, 08/19/2019

Record-Breaking Temperatures Around the World Are ‘Almost Entirely’ Due to Climate Change July 2019 was the hottest July and the hottest month on record globally since temperature records began in a year of many record-breaking temperatures as heat waves hit many parts of the world. This trend of high temperatures and heatwaves looks set ...
02:28, 08/19/2019

Sites of major US weapons tests now see wildlife flourishing From a tiny Pacific island to a leafy Indiana forest, a handful of sites where the United States manufactured and tested some of the most lethal weapons known to humankind are now peaceful havens for wildlife....
00:13, 08/19/2019

How Climate Change Is Breaking Temperature Records Around the World in 2019 July 2019 was the hottest July and the hottest month on record globally since temperature records began in a year of many record-breaking temperatures as heat waves hit many parts of the world. This trend of high temperatures and heatwaves looks set ...
19:00, 08/18/2019

Having kids makes you happier, but only when they move out Parents with young children are less happy than non-parents, but the tables seem to turn when their children leave home and become more supportive than stressful...
13:01, 08/18/2019

China state agency successfully launches rocket for commercial use: CCTV A Chinese government space agency successfully launched on Saturday its first rocket meant for commercial use, state television CCTV reported, as firms in the country compete to join a commercial satellite boom....
12:26, 08/17/2019

Tiny magnets could help rid the ocean of harmful microplastics Tiny magnetic coils can turn microplastics into carbon dioxide and water. The reaction could catch plastic in wastewater streams and stop it entering the ocean...
05:39, 08/17/2019

Plague kills off Colorado prairie dog colony, state officials say A prairie dog colony in Weld County, Colorado suffering from plague —  a serious bacterial disease that can spread to humans — has since died off, state wildlife officials announced this week. ...
02:00, 08/17/2019

Spraying Antibiotics to Fight Citrus Scourge Doesn’t Help, Study Finds Researchers found spraying oxytetracycline on orange trees didn’t halt a devastating infection called citrus greening, but a more expensive method — injecting the trunks — holds some promise....
01:13, 08/17/2019

Planet 10 times Earth's mass may have smacked Jupiter long ago Jupiter, the solar system's largest planet, may have been smacked head-on by an embryonic planet 10 times Earth's mass not long after being formed, a monumental crash with apparent lasting effects on the Jovian core, scientists said on Thursday....
00:52, 08/17/2019

America's largest asteroid impact left a trail of destruction across the eastern US About 35 million years ago, an asteroid traveling nearly 144,000 mph smashed into the Atlantic Ocean near the modern-day town of Cape Charles, Virginia....
20:00, 08/16/2019

Jupiter collided with still-forming planet 4.5B years ago: 'One-in-a-trillion probability' The largest planet in the solar system, Jupiter, may have had a massive collision with a "still-forming planet" approximately 4.5 billion years ago, according to a new study....
20:00, 08/16/2019

Never-before-seen Native American artifacts to go on display Never-before-seen artifacts from 18th-century Native American culture that tell the story between the First Nations and the Europeans "they fought against and alongside" are set to go on display at Fort Ticonderoga in New York....
20:00, 08/16/2019

Creepy 'zombie snail' flashes green and orange, freaks out hiker A hiker going up the hills in Taiwan’s Changhua County earlier this month spotted a bizarre-looking snail that was flashing orange and green after its body was hijacked by a parasite....
20:00, 08/16/2019

Extremely rare 1894 dime once owned by Jerry Buss sells for $1.3M An extremely rare 1894 dime, one of only 24 minted and once owned by former Lakers owner Jerry Buss, has sold at auction for $1.32 million, including the buyer’s commission....
20:00, 08/16/2019

Data-mining for dark matter When Tracy Slatyer faced a crisis of confidence early in her educational career, Stephen Hawking’s “A Brief History of Time” and a certain fictional janitor at MIT helped to bolster her resolve. Slatyer was 11 when her family moved from Canberra, ...
14:26, 08/16/2019

Wildlife summit to consider global ban on saiga antelope trade Protections for saiga antelope, mako sharks and even woolly mammoths will be considered at a conference of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species...
08:52, 08/16/2019

Kary B. Mullis, 74, Dies; Found a Way to Analyze DNA and Won Nobel His discovery created a new world of possibilities in diagnosing disease, unearthing the past and assisting in criminal cases, including O.J. Simpson’s murder trial....
02:52, 08/16/2019

The Hottest July, How Climate Change is Breaking Temperature Records in 2019 July 2019 was the hottest July and the hottest month on record globally since temperature records began in a year of many record-breaking temperatures as heat waves hit many parts of the world. This trend of high temperatures and heatwaves looks set ...
02:00, 08/16/2019

July 2019 Was the Earth’s Hottest Month Ever Recorded, NOAA Says July 2019 was the hottest July and the hottest month on record globally since temperature records began in a year of many record breaking temperatures as heatwaves hit many parts of the world. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration annou...
19:13, 08/15/2019

Military-grade jet fuel made cheaply from plant waste instead of coal An expensive superfuel normally reserved for missiles and hypersonic jets can now be made from crop waste instead of fossil fuels - and more cheaply to boot...
19:13, 08/15/2019

Microplastics in the Arctic and the Alps may have blown in on the wind Microplastics have been found in the snow in remote areas, and they may have drifted in on the wind, raising questions about how much plastic we are inhaling...
19:13, 08/15/2019

Biologists have a problem with homosexuality – they should get over it Studies that reduce human sexuality to two neat categories – gay and straight – are bad science and stoke societal prejudice, says neuroethologist Andrew Barron...
19:13, 08/15/2019

Sticky nets of DNA from immune cells may be to blame for gallstones Immune cells may help painful gallstones grow by ejecting sticky nets of DNA around the crystals that form in bile – a finding that could lead to new treatments...
19:13, 08/15/2019

The New Cigarette Warnings Are Disturbing. See for Yourself. Weakened by court battles with major tobacco companies, the F.D.A. has softened its depictions of smoking-related illnesses required for cigarette packs....
18:00, 08/15/2019

Scientists finding new ways to fight plastic waste National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) scientist Gregg Beckham is an avid scuba diver. So he's seen the problem of plastics in the world's oceans firsthand. ...
15:39, 08/15/2019

Interstellar dust from ancient supernova found on Earth Cosmic dust found in Antarctic snow was likely birthed in a distant supernova millions of years ago. The dust's interstellar journey eventually brought the material to Earth, where scientists discovered the ancient grains....
15:39, 08/15/2019

The Rise of the Pea: How an Unassuming Legume Emerged as a Frontrunner in the Race to Replace Meat and Dairy No one denies peas are nutritious. Whether they’re delicious—that’s debatable. But arguments over taste no longer matter because peas, specifically yellow peas, are being formulated into so many products, they’re unavoidable, ...
15:39, 08/15/2019

The Trump Administration’s Changes to the Endangered Species Act Risks Pushing More Species to Extinction The U.S. federal law that once saved the bald eagle from extinction is facing a new set of rollbacks by the Trump Administration, worrying conservation scientists about the future of at-risk species. Signed into law in 1973 by President Richard Nixo...
05:39, 08/15/2019

Shift to renewable electricity a win-win at statewide level Amid rollbacks of the Clean Power Plan and other environmental regulations at the federal level, several U.S. states, cities, and towns have resolved to take matters into their own hands and implement policies to promote renewable energy and reduce g...
02:52, 08/15/2019

Plastic is 'raining' on the Rocky Mountains, study says Plastic pollution has become an issue for the entire planet, affecting the global economy, marine life and posing health risks for us and our children. But a new study notes that plastic is actually "raining" down on the Rocky Mountains, having made ...
02:52, 08/15/2019

Scientists figured out why there are black squirrels all over the US Whatever the case, they wrote, black fur remains a rare thing for squirrels in North America, occurring at rates of less than 1% in the two species. But already, they noted in a statement, it's made its way over to the United Kingdom — likely through...
02:52, 08/15/2019

Arctic could have no ice in September, shocking study says A shocking new study says that sea ice in the Arctic could completely disappear through September each summer if average global temperatures increase by as little as 2 degrees and climate conditions continue to worsen....
02:52, 08/15/2019

Sea turtle hatchlings: How bright lights, smartphones, lure baby turtles to their deaths With the sea turtle hatching season in full swing, experts are warning of the massive threat that bright lights and camera flashes pose to the baby turtles as they attempt to reach the ocean....
02:52, 08/15/2019

Meteorite strikes made life on Earth possible, study says There's been a notable increase in recent weeks about protecting life on Earth from a devastating asteroid strike. But a new study suggests that space rocks actually made life possible on the Blue Planet....
02:52, 08/15/2019

Why Your Brain Can’t Process Climate Change Last week saw the latest in a series of increasingly dire reports from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. This past July was the hottest month on record, punctuated by intense heat waves throughout Europe and the Arctic, leading to a reco...
19:39, 08/14/2019