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Researchers Sequence Genomes of All Living Penguin Species 2019-09-20 15:31:01Scientists from the Penguin Genome Consortium have produced 19 high-coverage penguin genome sequences that, together with two previously published gen

New Model for Plasma Flow within Sun Provides 2019-09-20 12:23:07A team of researchers from the Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics at the University of Washington proposes a new model of plasma motion that w

1,400-Year-Old Colorful Christian Mosaic Found in Israel 2019-09-20 09:56:55A team of Israeli archaeologists has uncovered an impressively detailed mosaic in an ancient city called Hippos-Sussita. Dating back approximately 1,4

Biologists Find Striking Similarities between Human and Archaeal 2019-09-20 07:55:02The similar clustering of DNA in the chromosomes of humans and Archaea is significant because certain genes activate or deactivate based upon how they

Scientists Reconstruct Skeletal Anatomy of Denisovans 2019-09-19 15:06:55A team of researchers from Israel and Spain has produced reconstructions of Denisovans, an extinct sister group of Neanderthals, based on patterns of

Chronic Ear Infections Contributed to Neanderthal Extinction 2019-09-19 11:45:55Neanderthals may have been doomed to extinction because they had persistent, life-long ear infections due to the structure of their Eustachian tubes,

Dust from Disintegrated Asteroid Triggered Mid-Ordovician Ice Age 2019-09-19 09:19:33There’s always a lot of extraterrestrial dust floating down to Earth, but this dust is normally only a tiny fraction of the other dust in our at

Biblical Edomite Kingdom was ‘Copper Powerhouse,’ Study Reveals 2019-09-19 08:48:39Edom, an ancient kingdom of the southern Levant mentioned in the Old Testament (Hebrew Bible) as well as in Assyrian and Egyptian sources, experienced

Saturn’s Rings are as Old as Solar System 2019-09-18 14:49:48The famous ring system of Saturn may be much older than some planetary scientists think, according to a new study published in the journal Nature Astr

Melting Exomoon May Explain Long-Term Dimming of Milky 2019-09-18 13:49:03A team of astrophysicists from Columbia University proposes that the strange long-term dimming of the KIC 8462852 star (also known as Tabby’s st

Miocene Hominid Fossil Sheds New Light on Evolution 2019-09-18 12:06:44Researchers have analyzed a pelvis of the 10 million-year-old fossil ape Rudapithecus hungaricus and found that human bipedalism might possibly have d

Bony-Toothed Seabird Lived in New Zealand 62 Million 2019-09-18 11:49:18Paleontologists have found the remains of a pelagornithid bird that lived 62 million years ago (early Paleocene epoch) in New Zealand. Dubbed Protodon

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Citizen Science Around the World New! 2019-09-22 11:09:27Join the global movement. Citizen science provides many ways to explore topics you are curious or concerned about, from anywhere in the world. F

Libet and Free Will Revisited 2019-09-21 15:24:54One of the best known of all neuroscience studies is the 'free will experiment' conducted by Benjamin Libet and colleagues in 1983. Libet et al.

Citizen Science in Australia: Spotlight on Michelle Neil 2019-09-21 08:17:24As the interviewer and the author of this post, I’ll reveal my bias now: meeting Michelle Neil, the secretary and social media moderator of the

Short Sleeper Syndrome: When You Can Get By 2019-09-20 18:03:34A small segment of the population are born with superhuman sleep needs. They're called natural short sleepers, and they wake up refreshed and wide aw

How Old Are Saturn's Rings? 2019-09-20 16:11:54A recently captured view of Saturn’s rings shows them glowing brightly on June 20, 2019. Hubble took this stunning shot as part of the Outer Pla

Low on Juice: How Phone Batteries Shape the 2019-09-20 15:00:04Feeling stressed yet? (Credit: boyhey/Shutterstock) It's happened to all of us. You're out and about when you notice that your phone is running l

Human Hearts Evolved for Endurance — and They 2019-09-19 17:42:35(Credit: lzf/Shutterstock) (Inside Science) -- Millions of years ago, after the ancestors of humans diverged from the last link they shared with ch

Hubble Spots a Dim, Dark Matter-Rich Galaxy 2019-09-19 14:45:50(Credit: ESA/Hubble & NASA, D. Calzetti) Some 30 million light-years from Earth, a faint monster lurks in the constellation Cetus the Whale. As

Giant Volcano on Jupiter’s Moon Could Erupt Any 2019-09-19 13:11:09A true color approximation of Jupiter's moon Io taken by the Galileo spacecraft in 1999. (credit: PIRL/University of Arizona) A volcano spread acr

When Did Humans Reach North America? The Question 2019-09-19 11:30:24Native Americans have been visiting Calvert Island off the Canadian coast for more than 10,000 years. (Credit: Pacific Northwest Sailing/Shutterstock)

This is What Denisovans May Have Looked Like 2019-09-19 11:21:24This is an estimate of what Denisovans may have looked like, based on a new DNA analysis technique. (Credit: Maayan Harel) Every time archaeologist

This Gut Bacteria Makes People Drunk Without Drinking 2019-09-19 11:00:28Klebsiella pneumoniae bacteria grown in culture. (Credit: Sirirat/Shutterstock) Three years ago, a woman in upstate New York was charged with drunk

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5 indoor garden kits for any space 2019-09-20 19:00:40They say that with great power comes great responsibility, but you don’t have to worry about letting anyone down with these seed-to-plant kits.

Everything we know about the outbreak of mysterious 2019-09-20 18:00:00After eight deaths related to a mysterious lung illness linked to vaping that has also sickened more than 500 people across the United States and more

Three classic skateboards for beginners 2019-09-20 17:34:00Beginner skateboards to land your first ollies and kickflips.

Last week in tech: iOS 13, Facebook's new 2019-09-20 17:18:04Catch up on the week's biggest tech and gadget stories.

The best practice amplifiers for home and travel 2019-09-20 17:12:01Reach for a practice amp when you're playing late at home or on the go.

Four of the best printers for your home 2019-09-20 16:11:00Reliable printers for your home office.

Gadgets that make pet owners’ lives easier 2019-09-20 15:46:06With these five pet gadgets, you can be sure your pets are well taken care of, whether you’re at home or stuck at the office.

Customize your iPhone by ditching these boring default 2019-09-20 14:30:00You can’t customize an iPhone as much as you can an Android phone, but there are still ways to make it yours. Serious personalization such as in

Three soothing facial sprays for an instant refresh 2019-09-20 14:26:00Need a couple seconds of self-care this afternoon? A quick spritz could make all the difference.

High speeds and low altitudes rule at Reno's 2019-09-20 14:25:08Shake and bake.

Four products to secure your most precious possessions 2019-09-20 13:48:00Gear to keep your private or difficult-to-replace documents safe.

Three keypad locks that let you ditch your 2019-09-20 13:23:00Secure keypad locks to make sure you never got locked out of your home again.

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States Warn Residents About Mosquito-Borne Illness That Has 2019-09-19 16:06:17Health authorities are investigating other cases of Eastern Equine Encephalitis, a rare virus transmitted through a mosquito bite, which has left at l

Birds Are Vanishing From North America 2019-09-19 15:53:46The number of birds in the United States and Canada has declined by 3 billion, or 29 percent, over the past half-century, scientists find.

Locked in the Ice, This Ship Will Study 2019-09-19 15:49:35The Mosaic expedition, a $155 million undertaking five years in the making, aims for a better understanding of how global warming will affec

Vaping Illnesses Increase to 530 Probable Cases, C.D.C. 2019-09-19 15:21:09More than three-fourths of those sickened are male, health officials said, and half are under 25. Some of the illnesses are so severe that the C.D.C.

Scientists Identify Neurons That Help the Brain Forget 2019-09-19 15:14:27In mice, cells in the hypothalamus clear out old memories while the animals sleep.

‘Worse Than Anyone Expected’: Air Travel Emissions Vastly 2019-09-19 15:05:40The findings put pressure on airline executives and regulators to take stronger action to fight climate change as they prepare for a summit next week.

New York Moves to Ban Flavored E-Cigarettes by 2019-09-19 13:49:48The state would become the second in the nation, behind Michigan, to outlaw sale of the fruity flavors popular with children and teenagers.

Teenage Vaping Rises Sharply Again This Year 2019-09-19 13:48:16Preliminary figures from a national survey show that the prevalence of e-cigarette use among minors has doubled from 2017 through this year, despite n

Is It Time to Quit Vaping? 2019-09-19 13:20:46Health officials have recommended that people refrain from using e-cigarettes as they investigate a severe lung illness that has killed seven people.

It’s a Dirty Job, but Someone Has to 2019-09-19 12:50:14Cleaner shrimp appear to have developed a strategy that protects them from predators they get very close to.

Greta Thunberg, on Tour in America, Offers an 2019-09-19 11:57:41With her typically blunt, often biting remarks, the Swedish teenager has offered Americans an outsider’s view of themselves.

Trump Defends Plan to Kill California’s Auto-Emissions Authority 2019-09-19 11:00:25The administration's plan has been assailed by California officials and environmental advocates as an attack on states’ rights and on a major p

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Daily rainfall over Sumatra linked to larger atmospheric 2019-09-20 18:31:12Atmospheric scientists reveal details of the connection between a larger atmospheric phenomenon, termed the Madden-Julian Oscillation (MJO), and the d

Leukemia drug shows promise for treating a childhood 2019-09-20 18:31:05Researchers describe a new use of leukemia drug, nilotinib, to treat a subtype of medulloblastoma, a deadly pediatric brain cancer.

New vaccine prevents herpes in mice, guinea pigs 2019-09-20 14:53:50A novel vaccine protected almost all mice and guinea pigs exposed to a new herpes virus. This may lead to the vaccine being tested in human studies.

Climate change study finds that maple syrup season 2019-09-20 14:53:48Once winter nights dip below freezing and the days warm up above freezing sap begins to flow in sugar maples marking the start of the syrup season. Wi

New method for the measurement of nano-structured light 2019-09-20 12:46:54Physicists and chemists have jointly succeeded in developing a so-called nano-tomographic technique which is able to detect the typically invisible pr

How to predict crucial plasma pressure in future 2019-09-20 12:46:52Feature describes improved model for forecasting the crucial balance of pressure at the edge of a fusion plasma.

Long-acting injectable multi-drug implant shows promise for HIV 2019-09-20 12:46:50UNC researchers have created an injectable multi-drug delivery system that is removable, biodegradable and effective for up to a year in some cases. T

Anthropologist contributes to major study of large animal 2019-09-20 12:46:48