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Archaeologists Find Ruins of Mitanni-Period Palace in Kurdistan 2019-07-02 11:22:19An international team of archaeologists from Germany and Kurdistan came upon a surprising discovery as the ruins of a 3,400-year-old palace emerge fro

Hubble Captures Eta Carinae in Ultraviolet Light 2019-07-02 08:37:54Eta Carinae is a binary stellar system approximately 7,500 light-years away in the constellation Carina. Also known as HD 93308 and Hen 3-481, the sys

Atkins-Style Diet May Improve Brain Function and Memory 2019-07-02 07:58:10A modified Atkins diet (very low carbohydrates and extra fat) may improve brain function and episodic memory, according to a small study of 14 older a

NASA Announces Dragonfly Mission to Explore Saturn’s Hazy 2019-07-02 06:25:05NASA announced last week that it had selected the Dragonfly mission to explore the prebiotic organic chemistry and look for signs of life on Titan, th

TESS Discovers Planetary System with Three Terrestrial-Size Exoplanets 2019-07-01 11:04:53Astronomers using NASA’s Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) have discovered three small planets orbiting a bright M-dwarf star called

Self-Torque: Physicists Discover New Property of Light 2019-07-01 09:11:11An international team of physicists has theoretically predicted and experimentally generated light beams with a new property that they call the self-t

Hubble Sees Dusty Star-Forming Galaxy: NGC 972 2019-07-01 07:39:35The NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope has captured a striking new photo of the spiral galaxy NGC 972. NGC 972 resides in the constellation Aries, approx

Researchers Find Pathogenic Bacteria on Medical Students’ Cell 2019-07-01 04:29:02A team of scientists at the University of Western São Paulo, Brazil, has found Staphylococcus aureus bacteria on nearly 40% of university stude

Study: People More Likely to Return Lost Wallet 2019-06-28 15:28:38An international team of researchers from the United States and Switzerland turned 17,303 ‘lost’ wallets containing varying amounts of mon

Some Extinct Relatives of Living Crocodylians Were Vegetarians 2019-06-28 14:15:13A veggie diet arose in extinct crocodyliforms — the distant cousins of living crocodylians (alligators, caimans, crocodiles, and gharials) &mdas

Astronomers Pinpoint Location of Non-Repeating Fast Radio Burst 2019-06-28 11:03:48Fast radio bursts (FRBs) are brief radio emissions from distant astronomical sources. Some are known to repeat, but most are single bursts, occurring

Giant Birds Roamed Europe Two Million Years Ago 2019-06-28 08:09:35A giant ostrich-like bird that lived about two million years ago (Pleistocene epoch) has been identified from a fossilized femur found in the Crimean

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Eta Carinae Explodes in a Vibrant Fireworks Show 2019-07-03 17:38:19(Credit: NASA, ESA, N. Smith (University of Arizona) and J. Morse (BoldlyGo Institute)) As though in preparation for summer festivities, the Hubble

Astronomers Peer Into the Atmosphere of a Super-Earth 2019-07-03 17:32:45The planet GJ 3470 b has a rocky core and a thick hydrogen and helium atmosphere, and circles quite close to its dim red star. (Credit: NASA/ESA/L. Hu

Lichens Survived A Mass Extinction, Scientists Find. But 2019-07-03 16:07:26Lichens come in many colors. (Credit: Field Museum) 65 million years ago, a meteor catastrophically changed our planet’s biodiversity. All no

Treated Gut Bacteria Help Slim Down Cardiovascular Risks 2019-07-03 14:38:49(Credit: aijiro/Shutterstock) Nearly a third of all deaths in the world are due to heart diseases. Now, a new study suggests that an infusion of gu

The 2019 South American Eclipse, as Captured By 2019-07-03 12:15:54The solar eclipse took place around 4:30 p.m. EDT over parts of South America. (Credit: Mike Newbry on Unsplash) A total solar eclipse blazed a pat

With CRISPR and Medication, Scientists Remove HIV Virus 2019-07-03 10:48:48(Credit: Evgeniy Kalinovskiy/Shutterstock) Nearly 37 million people suffer from human immune deficiency virus or HIV, the virus that causes AIDS. T

Second Non-Repeating Fast Radio Burst Tracked to Its 2019-07-02 18:12:11The Deep Synoptic Array-10, which spotted the burst, is located at the Owens Valley Radio Observatory. (Credit: Caltech/OVRO/Gregg Hallinan) Fast r

Made in Space: Why Earth's Industries Might One 2019-07-02 17:17:31Asteroids like Psyche 16, thought to be the core of a vanished planet, could be worth trillions. (Credit: Maxar/ASU/P. Rubin/NASA/JPL-Caltech) What

NASA Selects 12 New Lunar Experiments in Advance 2019-07-02 15:49:07Private spaceflight companies will carry commercial payloads to the Moon in advance of NASA’s crewed landing slated for 2024. (Credit: NASA)

Bonobos Get Their Iodine From Swampy Plants — 2019-07-02 12:57:59(Credit: Sergey Uryadnikov/Shutterstock) Within the rainforests of Salonga National Park, in the heart of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, bon

Make a Splash with Citizen Science 2019-07-02 11:42:43This summer, whether you're at home, fishing on a lake, or walking along the beach, consider getting involved in one or more of the citizen science p

NASA’s Orion Successfully Completes Final Major Flight Test 2019-07-02 10:30:08The crew capsule and its launch abort safety system lifted off on time from Cape Canaveral. (Credit: NASA) On Tuesday morning at 7am EDT, NASA succ

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Stored in Synapses: How Scientists Completed a Map 2019-07-03 17:31:10Redrawing neural connections led to new clues about sex differences in scientists’ favorite model organism.

Robert Levine, Who Studied Kindness, Identity and Time, 2019-07-03 17:21:07His social experiments explored how people around the world spend time, whether kindness varies by city and what compels us to buy things we may not n

Heat Wave Nudged the Planet to Its Hottest 2019-07-03 15:06:31A United States government analysis due this month is expected to reach similar conclusions, though the rankings of record months might differ slightl

DNA Begins to Unlock Secrets of the Ancient 2019-07-03 14:57:27Genetic analysis of remains from ruins in Israel hints at the origins of the Levantine people described in the Hebrew Bible.

‘Filters Off!’ Chasing the Total Solar Eclipse in 2019-07-03 13:47:05As the shadow of the moon swept across the Atacama Desert, the 52 Places Traveler stood celestially transfixed.

Toddler Dies From E. Coli Linked to Contact 2019-07-03 12:44:58Officials say a 2-year-old boy, who died on June 24, was one of four children who showed symptoms of E. coli after coming in contact with animals at t

The Moon Sits for Its Portrait 2019-07-03 11:54:12A trailblazing exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum explores our fascination with the moon, from the first time Galileo trained his telescope on it t

10 Findings That Contradict Medical Wisdom. Doctors, Take 2019-07-03 11:30:03Researchers identified nearly 400 common medical practices and theories that were contradicted by rigorous studies. Here are some of the most notable

New Weapons Against Cancer: Millions of Bacteria Programmed 2019-07-03 11:27:44Genetically modified microbes release “nanobodies” that alert the immune system to cancer in mice, scientists report.

The Zika Virus Is Still a Threat. Here’s 2019-07-03 11:02:59The mosquito-transmitted virus, which can cause severe birth defects, faded after 2016, but it’s still circulating and has now spread to other c

Wired Bacteria Form Nature’s Power Grid: ‘We Have 2019-07-03 09:02:26Electroactive bacteria were running current through “wires” long before humans learned the trick.

Remembering Apollo 11: What to Watch and Listen 2019-07-03 07:36:35As the 50th anniversary of the moon landing approaches, these movies, television shows and podcasts help shine a light on the story.

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That giant cigar that zipped through our solar 2019-07-03 19:30:15In case the message was still unclear to you: It. Is. Not. Aliens. But it's still a weird little space cigar.

Everything you need to know about uranium 2019-07-03 18:23:38What is uranium, exactly? And what do you need to know about it beyond the red-hot headlines? Here we answer your most pressing nuclear questions.

Tough choice: Porsche makes supercar buyers decide between 2019-07-03 17:30:00Meet the 2019 Porsche 911 GT2 RS and its twin, the 2019 Porsche 911 GT3 RS.

6 ways you can ease your dog's fear 2019-07-03 15:00:05Millions of Americans love the fireworks on July 4, but millions of dogs will tremble in fear. A vet explains the causes and solutions to this doggie

How to pack exactly what you need when 2019-07-03 14:35:44The travel world seems to be divided into those who try to bring the smallest, lightest bag possible, and those who act with reckless abandon and brin

The weirdest things we learned this week: virgin 2019-07-03 12:00:13What’s the weirdest thing you learned this week? Well, whatever it is, we promise you’ll have an even weirder answer if you listen to PopS

Gene editing could help eliminate HIV 2019-07-02 22:00:00In a new study, researchers combined the CRISPR gene editing technique with an enhanced version of the virus-suppressing drugs normally given to treat

Vandals, angry artists, and mustachioed tinkerers: The story 2019-07-02 19:37:16Central Park's Belvedere Castle offers a pretty view—and a wild romp through the history of weather data collection.

This typhoon-resistant facility in Guam will power the 2019-07-02 18:23:15Internet cables need to come ashore somewhere on their long journey across the Pacific.

The FDA says grain-free food could be killing 2019-07-02 18:14:34Last week the FDA made a potentially scary announcement: grain-free food might be linked to a dangerous heart condition in dogs.

Science is here to validate your PMS cravings 2019-07-02 15:15:39Women might find themselves reaching for sweets and potato chips in the two weeks before their period, even if they don't have a diagnosis of PMS. An

How to find the best Spotify playlists when 2019-07-02 13:56:44Spotify serves up a host of auto-generated playlists you can take advantage of to hear new music and old favorites.

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California’s new vaccine rules kept more kindergartners up-to-date 2019-07-02 11:00:16Three statewide interventions improved the rates of kindergartners behind on required vaccinations in California, researchers report.

Vision cells can pull double duty in the 2019-07-01 13:04:02Neurons in a brain area that handles vision fire in response to more than one aspect of an object, countering earlier ideas, a study in monkeys finds.

CO2 emissions are on track to take us 2019-07-01 11:00:19Current and planned infrastructure will exceed the level of emissions that would keep global warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius, a new analysis finds.

‘Slime’ shows how algae have shaped our climate, 2019-07-01 07:00:22The new book ‘Slime’ makes the case that algae deserve to be celebrated.

How the 2019 eclipse will differ from 2017’s 2019-06-30 05:00:18This year’s total solar eclipse is visible late in the day from a relatively small slice of South America.

Is climate change causing Europe’s intense heat? A 2019-06-28 15:14:36Science News talks with climate scientist Karsten Haustein about attributing extreme heat events in Europe and South Asia to climate change.

Latest claim of turning hydrogen into a metal 2019-06-28 08:00:44If true, the study would complete a decades-long quest to find the elusive material. But such claims have been made prematurely many times before.

The earliest known galaxy merger occurred shortly after 2019-06-28 06:00:15Telescopes show two distant blobs of stars and gas swirling a