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Gravitational Waves Leave Observable Aftereffects in Universe 2019-05-10 11:40:55Gravitational waves are ‘ripples’ in space-time caused by some of the most violent and energetic processes in the Universe. Albert Einstei

Medusavirus: Newly-Discovered Giant Virus Turns Its Hosts into 2019-05-10 10:55:51A team of researchers has isolated a new giant virus from hot spring water in Japan. Named medusavirus, the virus infects a species of amoeba called A

Universe’s Early Galaxies were Much Brighter than Expected 2019-05-10 09:34:00New data from Spitzer and Hubble space telescopes show that in a few specific wavelengths of infrared light, some of the first galaxies to form in the

Study: Parkinson’s Disease More Prevalent in Patients with 2019-05-10 08:34:21An appendectomy increases the risk of developing Parkinson’s disease, the second most common neurodegenerative disorder after Alzheimer’s

Universe’s Earliest Supernovae Ejected Powerful Jets, Astronomers Say 2019-05-10 06:59:36A team of astronomers from MIT has observed evidence that the Universe’s first stars exploded as asymmetric supernovae, strong enough to scatter

New Antibiotic Resistance Gene Discovered: Mcr-9 2019-05-09 12:08:26An international team of scientists from Cornell University and the University of Zurich has discovered a new jumping gene that makes bacteria resista

Tiny Jurassic Dinosaur Had Membranous Wings 2019-05-09 10:34:14A previously unknown species of bird-like dinosaur with pterosaur-like wings has been discovered by a team of paleontologists working with the Institu

Paper Wasps are Capable of Logical Thinking, Suggests 2019-05-09 09:31:41A team of researchers from the University of Michigan has found evidence of transitive inference — a form of logical reasoning that involves usi

Biologists Find Arsenic-Breathing Microbes in Oxygen-Poor Regions of 2019-05-09 07:23:51A team of marine biologists from the University of Washington has found communities of arsenic-breathing microbes in the oxygen-deficient zones of the

Astronomers Spot Extremely Rare Hydrogen-Cloaked Type Ia Supernova 2019-05-08 15:29:53Astronomers using the Magellan telescopes at Las Campanas Observatory, Chile, have detected the faint signal emitted by hydrogen gas in the remnant of

LIGO and Virgo Observatories Detect Two New Gravitational 2019-05-08 13:04:08On April 25 and 26, 2019, NSF’s Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory (LIGO) and the European-based Virgo detector registered two

Wolves are More Prosocial than Dogs, New Study 2019-05-08 11:49:18In touchscreen experiments that allowed animals to provide food to others, wolves (Canis lupus) acted more prosocially toward their pack members than

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Researchers Discover Deep-Sea Fish Might See In Color 2019-05-10 15:31:10In the dim light of dusk, the world appears gray. That's because we, like most vertebrates, have just on type of rod opsin, the light-sensitive pigme

Prehistoric Medicine: How Archaic Humans Cured Themselves 2019-05-10 15:14:34Long before Alexander Fleming discovered penicillin in 1928, people were using antibiotics to combat infections. In the late 1800s, French physician

Early Galaxies Shone Brighter and Hotter than Expected 2019-05-10 15:00:34Our universe’s first galaxies shone hotter and brighter than scientists thought, according to a group of astronomers who tapped a whopping&

Scientists Are Beginning to Understand How The Universe's 2019-05-10 14:28:51The universe's first stars were extremely hot and incredibly large, often reaching hundreds of times the mass of the Sun. And because they formed jus

From space, spring storminess looks like a boiling 2019-05-09 19:48:12And the stew is now boiling more vigorously: Heavy precipitation events have grown stronger and more frequent over the long run With big,

In Antarctica, Where Penguins Poop, Life Blooms 2019-05-09 18:21:50Penguins love company — some colonies of the flightless bird boast numbers over 1 million. And with squads that can run that deep, you can be su

Bezos Unveils Bold Plans for Human Spaceflight, Plus 2019-05-09 18:20:12On Thursday, Blue Origin founder and Amazon owner Jeff Bezos unveiled the Blue Moon lander, a spacecraft that can deliver up to 6.5 tons of cargo &nda

Tiny Spacecraft Tested As Part of Breakthrough Starshot 2019-05-09 18:15:36The first human-made spacecraft to reach another star system might fit in the palm of your hand. That’s the design engineers from the University

Rural Communities Are Getting Obese Faster Than City 2019-05-09 12:58:59Around the world, obesity is on the rise. A global uptick in body mass index, or BMI — a measure of whether a person’s weight is

New Dinosaur Species May Have Flown Like a 2019-05-08 15:15:01Powered flight among large living things has been around for hundreds of millions of years. Dinosaurs, and their relatives the pterosaurs, figured out

Was Australopithecus Sediba Our Ancestor? 2019-05-08 14:00:33Remember Australopithecus sediba? The convention-challenging South African hominin, announced with much fanfare in 2010, has gotten lost in a tor

Scientists Heal Damaged Donor Lungs, Giving Hope to 2019-05-08 14:00:31As a lung transplant surgeon, Matt Bacchetta has watched countless patients wait for an organ, only to not get one. About 80 percent of donor lungs ar

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How Volunteer Sleuths Identified a Hiker and Her 2019-05-11 05:00:12What does it actually take to identify a person through genetic genealogy? Wading through infidelities and pornography.

Times Insider: To Tell the Story of Biodiversity 2019-05-11 01:11:13The authors of a sweeping United Nations report on species in danger of extinction faced the same question I often do in reporting: Why should anyone

How the University of Iowa Recovered From the 2019-05-11 00:21:53In 2008, the University of Iowa suffered a devastating flood. In a changing world, what happened next has lessons that go far beyond the Hawkeye state

Take Two Bike Rides and Call Me in 2019-05-10 23:03:52Doctors in Wales can now prescribe free bike rides to encourage people to exercise under a pilot program, the first in Britain.

Global Health: Where Will Measles Break Out Next? 2019-05-10 19:48:58A new study ranks the risks in U.S. counties by the numbers of unvaccinated children and proximity to international airports. But no one predicted the

Jeff Bezos Unveils Blue Origin’s Vision for Space, 2019-05-10 17:04:36In a choreographed presentation, the Amazon founder said he wants to build the infrastructure for humans to live in space.

E.P.A. Leaders Disregarded Agency’s Experts in Issuing Asbestos 2019-05-10 15:54:56The rule, issued in April, restricted the use of asbestos, a known carcinogen, but agency scientists and lawyers had called in two memos for a ban.

Global Health: Gilead Will Donate Truvada to U.S. 2019-05-10 10:45:29The manufacturer will provide enough of the drug to supply 200,000 patients annually for more than a decade. Critics said it would not be enough to en

Trilobites: How Fish May See Color in the 2019-05-10 10:39:09Fish that have never known sunshine could be able to see the world in shades of blue and green we can’t even imagine.

He Crossed the Atlantic in a Barrel. We 2019-05-10 09:13:14The French adventurer Jean-Jacques Savin spent over four months alone, floating across the Atlantic Ocean. “It’s freedom,” he said.

What Do New State Abortion Laws Really Mean 2019-05-10 06:22:15The so-called fetal "heartbeat" laws ban abortion before many women even know they're pregnant.

Many Hospitals Charge Double or Even Triple What 2019-05-09 17:13:02A study of 25 states provides a rare glimpse of the stark disparities between what private insurers and the federal government paid for inpatient and

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Deep-sea fishes’ eye chemistry might let them see 2019-05-10 15:02:31An unexpected abundance of proteins for catching dim light evolved independently in three groups of weird deep-sea fishes.

Only a third of Earth’s longest rivers still 2019-05-10 07:00:05Mapping millions of kilometers of waterways shows that just 37 percent of rivers longer than 1,000 kilometers remain unchained by human activities.

Ancient South American populations dipped due to an 2019-05-09 13:17:52Scientists link bouts of intense rainfall and drought around 8,600 to 6,000 years ago to declining numbers of South American hunter-gatherers.

50 years ago, scientists tried to transplant part 2019-05-09 07:00:05In 1969, a doctor tried and failed to restore a 54-year-old man’s vision. Fifty years later, scientists are still struggling to make eye transpl

A gut bacteria transplant may not help you 2019-05-09 00:05:01A small study finds that transplanting gut microbes from a lean person into obese people didn’t lead to weight loss, as hoped.

Dying stars called collapsars may forge much of 2019-05-08 13:02:15Spinning stars that collapse into black holes could help explain the origins of heavy elements such as gold and silver.

What a nearby kilonova would look like 2019-05-08 09:16:14Physicists imagined what we’d see in the sky if two neutron stars collided just 1,000 light-years from Earth.

1 million species are under threat. Here are 2019-05-08 06:00:04One million of the world’s plant and animal species are now under threat of extinction, a new report finds.

The search for new geologic sources of lithium 2019-05-07 14:09:18Futuristic clean-energy visions of electric vehicles are driving the hunt for lithium.

A tiny mystery dinosaur from New Mexico is 2019-05-07 13:33:08A newly identified dinosaur species called Suskityrannus hazelae fills a gap in tyrannosaur lineage.

A belly full of wriggling worms makes wood 2019-05-07 07:00:05Common beetles that eat rotten logs chew up more wood when filled with a roundworm larvae, releasing nutrients more quickly back to the forest floor.

An ancient pouch reveals the hallucinogen stash of 2019-05-06 15:00:05South American shamans in the Andes Mountains carried mind-altering ingredients 1,000 years ago, a study finds.

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Nanotubes enable travel of Huntington's protein 2019-05-10 13:53:12Nanotube tunnels extend like bridges for the toxic Huntington's disease protein, and spring back after delivery, a new study finds.

Can recreational sports really make you a better 2019-05-10 12:44:17A new study adds to growing evidence that participating in recreational sports not only can help improve grades while attending college, but it also c

Storm water banking could help Texas manage floods 2019-05-10 12:03:28A study has quantified the amount of water flowing in major Texas rivers during heavy rains and found that there is enough room in coastal aquifers to

Tech-saavy people more likely to trust digital doctors 2019-05-10 11:38:07Would you trust a robot to diagnose your cancer? According to new research, people with high confidence in machine performance and also in their own t

Believing machines can out-do people may fuel acceptance 2019-05-10 11:38:04In order for self-driving cars to hit the streets, more people may need to concede that machines can outperform humans, at least in some tasks, accord

Better microring sensors for optical applications 2019-05-10 11:37:55Tweaking the design of microring sensors enhances their sensitivity without adding more implementation complexity.

Making a meal of it: Mosquito spit protein 2019-05-10 10:29:32Researchers developed a transgenic approach to inactivating the mosquito salivary protein AAPP. Transgenic mosquitoes showed significantly longer prob

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