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Hubble Snaps New Image of Saturn and Its 2019-09-12 14:28:38Saturn is so beautiful that astronomers cannot resist using the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope to take yearly snapshots of the gas giant when it is a

Astronomers Detect Giant Radio Bubbles in Milky Way’s 2019-09-12 12:15:47Astronomers using the MeerKAT telescope at the South African Radio Astronomy Observatory have spotted a pair of enormous radio-emitting bubbles in the

Extinct Kangaroo Had Feeding Habits Similar to Giant 2019-09-12 08:26:10An analysis of the skull biomechanics of Simosthenurus occidentalis, a species of giant short-faced kangaroo that persisted until about 42,000 years a

Astronomers Detect Water in Atmosphere of Habitable-Zone Super-Earth 2019-09-12 06:53:13Astronomers using the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope have detected water vapor in the atmosphere of K2-18b, a planet of eight Earth masses in the hab

Building Blocks of Bird Vocalizations Resemble Those of 2019-09-11 14:11:00Human languages are comprised of meaningful words, which themselves are built from different combinations of meaningless sounds, or building blocks. A

Titan’s Small Methane-Filled Lakes are Explosion Craters: Study 2019-09-11 11:02:18Small methane-filled lakes on the surface of Titan were likely formed by explosive, pressurized nitrogen just under the hazy moon’s surface, acc

One of Milky Way’s Most Extreme Runaway Stars 2019-09-11 10:35:42A runaway star called PG 1610+062 was probably ejected from the Milky Way’s Carina-Sagittarius spiral arm at a velocity of 341.8 mi/s (550

New Pterosaur Species Identified in Canada 2019-09-11 08:37:00Cretaceous pterosaur remains discovered in the Dinosaur Park Formation in Alberta have been identified as a new genus and species, Cryodrakon boreas.

Scientists Identify Four Genetic Regions Associated with Left-Handedness 2019-09-11 07:30:17A team of researchers from the University of Oxford has identified four regions of the human genome associated with left-handedness in the general pop

Scientists Find Significant Amount of Eel DNA in 2019-09-10 13:09:13An international team of researchers has announced the results of investigations into the environmental DNA (eDNA) present in Loch Ness, a large fresh

Hubble Observes Five Aging Star Clusters in Large 2019-09-10 11:14:29A team of astronomers from Italy and Germany has used the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope to observe five aging star clusters — all born at abou

Non-Abelian Gauge Fields Directly Observed for First Time 2019-09-10 10:02:30After decades of unsuccessful attempts, physicists have directly observed an exotic physical phenomenon called the non-Abelian Aharonov-Bohm effect. T

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Insecticides May Be Giving Songbirds Anorexia and Delaying 2019-09-12 18:00:15An experiment with white-crowned sparrows shows that insecticides may be impacting songbirds. (Credit: Phil Lowe/Shutterstock) Some migrating songb

Adrenaline Doesn't Actually Cause the Fight-or-Flight Response, New 2019-09-12 17:49:31When you're overcome with fear, it's not adrenaline making you want to fight or flee. (Credit: Master1305/Shutterstock) A thrilling high when you

Astronomers May Have Just Discovered an Interstellar Comet 2019-09-12 17:00:41Astronomers first found Comet C/2019 Q4 on August 30. The past week of observations, including this image taken by the Canada-France-Hawaii Telescope

The dreaded "blob" may be back in the 2019-09-12 14:27:37A gigantic area of super-warm water has formed again off the U.S. West Coast, threatening impacts on weather and wildlife A map of sea surface temp

We Ignore Expertise at Our Own Peril 2019-09-12 10:50:17Hurricane Dorian seen from the MODIS imager on Terra, August 31, 2019. NASA. We seem to now live in an age where people are comfortable ignoring ex

Many Cancer Drugs Don't Work Like Scientists Say 2019-09-11 17:00:55(Credit: Shidlovski/Shutterstock) Cancer therapies often fail to work when tested in clinical trials. As a result, a startling 97 percent of drugs

A 'Brown Tide' of Seaweed is Choking the 2019-09-11 13:51:56Dead seaweed chokes beaches across the Caribbean every year. (Credit: Playa del Carmen/Shutterstock) (Inside Science) -- In the summer of 2018, tho

Giant Bubbles Spotted Rushing Out from Milky Way’s 2019-09-11 13:00:53The MeerKAT telescope is superimposed on a radio image of the Milky Way's center. Radio bubbles extend from between the two nearest antennas to the

Astronomers Find Water Vapor in Atmosphere of a 2019-09-11 13:00:10The watery exoplanet K2-18 b is surrounded by water vapor in this artist's illustration. (Credit: Alex Boersma) Astronomers have finally uncovered

How the Government is Working to Combat Fake 2019-09-11 12:04:42It can be tricky to make it look like people are doing things they never did. (Credit: Alexander Sobol/Shutterstock) Lots of people – includi

New Massive Pterosaur Named the 'Cold Dragon of 2019-09-11 11:57:25A new pterosaur dubbed the "Cold Dragon of the North" is one of the largest ever. (Credit: David Maas) (Inside Science) -- A new species of giant

Americans Commonly Eat Orange Roughy, a Fish Scientists 2019-09-11 11:30:46Orange roughy live in the deep ocean, where they're often caught by trawling ships. (Credit: New Zealand National Institute of Water and Atmospheric

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A Ban on Flavored E-Cigarettes Would Sharply Cut 2019-09-13 06:04:56Companies and trade groups are weighing the risks of fighting a proposed ban on most flavored vaping products, to protect mint and menthol varieties.

The Maybe Comet From Another Star 2019-09-13 00:53:28Now zinging through Cancer: a glob of light from interstellar space?

Beekeepers Confront the E.P.A. Over Pesticides 2019-09-13 00:47:52Leaders in the beekeeping industry have sued the environmental agency over its approval of the use of a pesticide that has harmed colonies.

Transformative? New Device Harvests Energy in Darkness 2019-09-12 23:56:47It doesn’t generate much power, but it works during the one time of day that solar cells can’t: night.

Neanderthal Footprints Found in France Offer Clues to 2019-09-12 15:56:16The 80,000-year-old prints fill in gaps left by fossils and artifacts.

Jane Goodall Keeps Going, With a Lot of 2019-09-12 12:58:40During her girlhood, Tarzan was her role model. When she realized how chimpanzee habitats were being destroyed, she turned into a crusader. At 85, she

Nursing Homes Are a Breeding Ground for a 2019-09-12 12:23:47Drug-resistant germs, including Candida auris, prey on severely ill patients in skilled nursing facilities, a problem sometimes amplified by poor care

Why Aren’t Cancer Drugs Better? The Targets Might 2019-09-12 11:53:19Drugs can stop cancer cells if they attack the right proteins. But many of these targets were chosen with dated, imprecise technology, a new study sug

For Poison Dart Frogs, Markings Matter When It 2019-09-12 11:51:30An experiment found that white-striped frogs were less effective at scaring off predators than frogs with yellow stripes. Yet both populations are thr

In the South Pacific, a Humpback Whale Karaoke 2019-09-12 11:33:43Male humpbacks sing songs that are distinctive to their breeding grounds. A gathering spot 700 miles from New Zealand may explain why the songs evolve

Trump Administration Plans to Ban Flavored E-Cigarettes 2019-09-12 09:16:09As vaping-related illnesses spread, President Trump and top health officials met at the White House to discuss ways to keep the products away from tee

This Treatment Can Cure Cancer. Can It Mend 2019-09-12 09:01:58Modified immune cells may be trained not just to attack tumors, but scar tissue in the heart and perhaps any cells in the body that cause disease.

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With thousands missing and displaced after Dorian, the 2019-09-12 18:47:37Recovery efforts on these northern Bahamian islands have only just begun, and many small villages have not yet received aid.

A ban on flavored vaping products could help 2019-09-12 18:00:00The White House and the Department of Health and Human Services announced this week that they’re readying a ban on flavored e-cigarettes, which

This distant world is a lot like Earth, 2019-09-12 16:05:53“It’s the closest we have come to detecting some kind of environment similar to the Earth.”

Stir it up with these next-level woks 2019-09-12 15:04:18Woks to make tasty stir-fry meals in your home kitchen.

Why some experts are trying to redefine suicide 2019-09-12 14:10:45There's no established method of knowing patients might self harm. Some researchers are trying to change this.

Calming accessories that help you sleep better 2019-09-12 12:40:47Improve your sleep and feel more rested with these innovative pieces of tech.

How to check if you've been hacked 2019-09-12 12:30:00If you think someone might have gained access to one of your online accounts, the earlier you take action, the better. Every minute you don’t, i

How to safely find out what's on a 2019-09-12 09:30:00Companies like to hand out USB drives like candy. At media functions, for example, these flash storage devices contain product photos, press informati

Male honeybees might blind queens to keep them 2019-09-12 08:48:13A newly-discovered toxin that blinds queens marks a step up in the sexual arms race of bee mating season.

Comets could all come from the same place 2019-09-11 18:06:56Uncovering the objects’ possible shared origin required melding decades of comet observations with new theories of solar system formation.

Four master tools for your bug repellent arsenal 2019-09-11 16:52:00Effective products to keep the bugs away, whether you're indoors or out playing.

The best wildlife photos of the year remind 2019-09-11 16:40:00A selection of highly commended images from the London Natural History Museum's annual exhibit.

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Astronomers have spotted a second interstellar object 2019-09-12 16:15:03Researchers will be able to watch what appears to be an interstellar comet swoop through the solar system for about a year.

Birds fed a common pesticide lost weight rapidly 2019-09-12 14:00:08Scientists have previously implicated neonicotinoid pesticides in declining bee populations. Now a study suggests that songbirds are affected, too.

This device harnesses the cold night sky to 2019-09-12 11:00:43A new thermoelectric generator uses the temperature difference between Earth and outer space to create electricity after the sun goes down.

50 years ago, polio was still circulating in 2019-09-12 07:00:49Polio could come back, Science News, September 13, 1969 — Only eight cases of paralytic polio have been reported in the entire United States so

This may be the first known exoplanet with 2019-09-11 13:00:53For the first time, astronomers have detected water vapor and possibly signs of clouds and even rain in the air of a potentially habitable exoplanet.

Giant radio bubbles spew from near the Milky 2019-09-11 13:00:33New structures found at the heart of our galaxy join other bubbles, chimneys and filaments that hint at a turbulent past.

‘The Nature of Life and Death’ spotlights pollen’s 2019-09-11 07:00:20In ‘The Nature of Life and Death,’ botanist Patricia Wiltshire recounts some of her most memorable cases.

Artists who paint with their feet have ‘toe 2019-09-10 11:00:26Brain special