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Astronomers Directly Image Giant Planet-Like Object around Sun-Like 2020-05-25 14:19:14Using three instruments on ESO’s Very Large Telescope (VLT), an international team of astronomers has discovered and imaged a giant sub-stellar

Study: Regular Handwashing Reduces Personal Risk of Acquiring 2020-05-25 13:20:31In a new study looking at 1,633 participants of the England-wide Flu Watch project, a team of researchers found that moderate-frequency handwashing (6

Bumblebees Bite Leaves of Flowerless Plants to Stimulate 2020-05-25 10:39:28Bumblebees rely heavily on pollen resources for essential nutrients as they build their summer colonies. Therefore, annual differences in the availabi

Archaeologists Find 1,750-Year-Old Cultivated Rice Grains in Uzbekistan 2020-05-25 08:22:34A team of archeologists from China, Uzbekistan, and Germany has found evidence that japonica-like rice was an important food in Central Asia as early

Hubble Space Telescope Observes NGC 3895 2020-05-25 05:00:35The NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope has captured this vivid image of a barred spiral galaxy called NGC 3895. NGC 3895 resides some 161 million light-y

Scientists Sequence Single-Celled Alga Genome 2020-05-24 10:50:07An international team of researchers has successfully sequenced the genome of Penium margaritaceum, a single-celled alga species that belongs to Zygne

Researchers Map Green Snow Algae Blooms in Antarctica 2020-05-22 14:01:16Using data from ESA’s Copernicus Sentinel-2 mission and two field campaigns, a team of UK scientists has identified 1,679 blooms of Antarctic gr

Astronomers Spot First Trojan Asteroid with Comet-Like Tail: 2020-05-22 11:29:592019 LD2 is the first known Jupiter trojan asteroid to display cometary activity with a visible coma and tail, according to a team of astronomers from

300,000-Year-Old Wooden Throwing Stick Found in Germany 2020-05-22 08:47:05A team of archaeologists from the University of Tübingen and the University of Liège has unearthed a well-preserved wooden throwing stick

Cosmic Rays May Have Played Key Role in 2020-05-21 15:20:55Living organisms comprise a system of molecules organized with specific handedness. Handedness — or chirality — is the geometric property

Curiosity Finds Evidence of Mars’ Ancient Ice-Covered Lakes 2020-05-21 13:15:25Using data from the Sample Analysis at Mars (SAM) instrument on NASA’s rover Curiosity, researchers have found that certain minerals in rocks at

Australopithecus sediba Used Their Hands for Both Climbing 2020-05-21 11:21:38An international team of paleoanthropologists has found that the hand of Australopithecus sediba, a small hominin that lived about 2 million years ago

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Paleontologists Are Pretty Sure Spinosaurus Could Swim. But 2020-05-26 14:35:00Recent findings show the dinosaur may have been more comfortable in water than on land. But a full skeleton has never been found, leaving researchers

Kids at Home? Earth School Wants to Send 2020-05-26 09:30:00Over 1.5 billion children can’t go to school right now. An online program called Earth School hopes to help by offering dozens of science &lsquo

The Dream of ‘Disconnected Psychology’ 2020-05-22 19:00:00Does psychology need researchers who ‘don’t follow the discipline’s norms and conventions’?

Kids Aren’t Spared From the Coronavirus. A New 2020-05-22 14:16:00Fevers, rashes, nausea and other less-visible symptoms point to the mysterious Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome apparently related to the coronavirus

The Ancient Practice of Child Labor Is Coming 2020-05-22 13:00:00Researchers piece together the stories of the smallest ancient laborers.

What Do COVID-19 Antibody Tests Show — and 2020-05-22 11:13:00The tests are crucial to understanding the full scope of the COVID-19 pandemic. But right now, the results aren’t reliable.

Wandering Stars Pass Near Our Solar System Surprisingly 2020-05-21 18:00:00Our sun has had close encounters with other stars in the past, and it’s due for a dangerously close one in the not-so-distant future.

For This Psychologist, the Coronavirus Offers a Unique 2020-05-21 16:34:00New technology and a once-in-a-generation crisis are helping social scientists understand human behavior like never before.

The Psychological Importance of Extraordinary Experiences 2020-05-21 13:00:00Psychologists say feelings of awe go beyond good memories.

Do Humans Have a ‘Mating Season’? 2020-05-21 12:28:00Most animals mate at a certain time of year. But humans do things a bit differently.

How Will COVID-19 Contact Tracing Apps Work in 2020-05-21 11:57:00Engineers build privacy into the design of U.S. contact tracing smartphone apps.

To Fight Plastic Pollution, These Researchers Want Your 2020-05-21 11:30:00Every year, 8 million tons of plastic get dumped into the ocean. Scientists want your help tracking where it comes from and where it goes.

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SpaceX Launch Live Updates: Weather Delays Mission New! 2020-05-27 18:00:28Follow SpaceX's launch of NASA astronauts aboard the Crew Dragon spacecraft.

Coronavirus Isn’t Keeping Florida Crowds From SpaceX Launch New! 2020-05-27 17:49:22Many beachside hotels along the state’s Space Coast were already at capacity before Wednesday’s scheduled launch, a local tourism executiv

Coronavirus Live Updates: U.S. Death Toll, Highest in New! 2020-05-27 17:47:09Scientists are revising the timeline of how the virus spread. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos said she would direct public school districts to share f

How to Recover From Covid-19 at Home New! 2020-05-27 17:12:16Rest and fluids are essential, but not always enough. Here are some more things you can do to feel better.

Live Global Coronavirus News: Europe, India, China, U.K. New! 2020-05-27 17:00:57France revoked the authorization for hydroxychloroquine as a treatment for Covid-19 patients. The rise of virus-tracking apps in China is stirring pri

States Sue to Block Trump From Weakening Fuel New! 2020-05-27 16:41:04At stake in the lawsuit is the single biggest effort by the United States to fight the climate crisis.

SpaceX Astronaut Launch Postponed to Saturday New! 2020-05-27 16:38:54What you need to know about the mission taking two NASA astronauts to the space station on Wednesday.

Coronavirus Epidemics Began Later Than Believed, Study Concludes New! 2020-05-27 16:15:06In Washington State and Italy, the first confirmed cases were not linked to the outbreaks that followed, the analysis found. The epidemics were seeded

How SpaceX Got to Launch NASA's Astronauts to New! 2020-05-27 14:29:48A successful launch on Wednesday could forever change how the world thinks about getting people to space.

India Faces Swarm of Locusts New! 2020-05-27 14:14:16Blizzards of bugs are descending on India at an already tough time. Scientists say climate change is making the infestation worse.

Elon Musk’s SpaceX Suit Is Like a Tuxedo New! 2020-05-27 13:34:22It also may herald the return of wearable tech.

Meet Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley, SpaceX’s First New! 2020-05-27 12:36:58They’re best friends and veterans of the astronaut corps, and each is married to another astronaut.

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Ear infections discovered in remains of humans living New! 2020-05-27 15:02:02Researchers have discovered evidence of ear infections in the skull remains of humans living in the Levant some 15,000 years ago.

Computer vision and uncertainty in AI for robotic New! 2020-05-27 13:31:47Researchers have developed new software that can be integrated with existing hardware to enable people using robotic prosthetics or exoskeletons to wa

Surgeons study guidelines for treating cancer patients during New! 2020-05-27 13:31:30New research provides guidance on clinical decision-making in regards to treating pancreatic cancer patients during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Avalanche photodiode breaks performance record for LiDAR receivers New! 2020-05-27 12:34:07Electrical and computer engineers have developed an avalanche photodiode that achieved record performance and has the potential to transform next gene

Patterns in crop data reveal new insight about New! 2020-05-27 12:34:05A new study unearthed patterns in datasets collected on rice plants across Asia that allowed researchers to develop a matrix to predict the traits of

'Nature's antifreeze' provides formula for more durable concrete New! 2020-05-27 12:34:00Secrets to cementing the sustainability of our future infrastructure may come from nature, such as proteins that keep plants and animals from freezing

Genomic analysis in samples of Neanderthals and modern New! 2020-05-27 12:33:44The frequency of genetic variants associated with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) has decreased progressively in the evolutionary huma

Taking inventory of which drugs the world is New! 2020-05-27 12:33:39New research catalogued every COVID treatment documented in medical literature so far and found physicians have reported on the use of more than 100 d

Mouse model mimics SARS-CoV-2 infection in humans New! 2020-05-27 12:33:32A mouse model of infection with severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) reproduces features observed in human patients, researche

Simple and readily available saline solution can reliably New! 2020-05-27 12:33:28In the face of dwindling supplies of virus transport media, cheap and readily available phosphate buffered saline can be used to safely store and tran

Multifunctional e-glasses monitor health, protect eyes, control video New! 2020-05-27 10:50:57Fitness tracker bracelets and watches provide useful information, such as step count and heart rate, but they usually can't provide more detailed dat

Superworms digest plastic, with help from their bacterial New! 2020-05-27 10:50:55Resembling giant mealworms, superworms (Zophobas atratus) are beetle larvae that are often sold in pet stores as feed for reptiles, fish and birds. In