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Microraptors Ate Lizards for Lunch 2019-07-12 08:04:19Paleontologists in China have uncovered a nearly complete, fully articulated skeleton of Microraptor zhaoianus, a pigeon-sized, four-winged dinosaur t

Parental Environment May Have Impact on Future Generations, 2019-07-12 06:57:26In a study published online this week in the journal eLife, researchers from the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth examined how environmental str

Researchers Capture High-Resolution Images of Active Cas9 Enzyme 2019-07-11 12:32:05Using a technique called cryogenic electron microscopy (cryo-EM), a team of scientists from the United States and Canada has captured atomic-level, 3D

Astronomers Develop New Method for Measuring Hubble Constant 2019-07-11 10:23:08The Hubble constant measures the current expansion rate of our Universe and plays a fundamental role in cosmology: it can be used to determine the Uni

Enigmatic Skull Found in Greece Suggests Early Homo 2019-07-11 08:42:47A 210,000-year-old partial skull found in southern Greece about four decades ago has been identified as the earliest example of anatomically modern Ho

Eggshell Particle-Reinforced Hydrogel Can Help Grow and Repair 2019-07-11 07:42:08A team of researchers at the University of Massachusetts Lowell has found that chicken eggshell microparticles inserted into a hydrogel matrix can be

Cowpea Genome Sequenced 2019-07-10 14:32:40A large international team of researchers has sequenced the genome of the cowpea (Vigna unguiculata), a major crop for worldwide food and nutritional

Modern Asians Acquired Rare Dental Trait from Denisovans: 2019-07-10 11:34:17A 3-rooted lower molar, a rare trait primarily found in modern Asian lineages, was previously thought to have evolved after Homo sapiens dispersed fro

Astronomers Find Asteroid with Record-Short Year 2019-07-10 09:51:31Astronomers using the Zwicky Transient Facility (ZTF), a state-of-the-art camera at the Palomar Observatory in southern California, have spotted a ver

Nighttime Exposure to Blue Light Increases Sugar Consumption, 2019-07-10 08:14:55Nocturnal exposure to light containing short wavelength emissions (450-500 nm) — the kind of light produced by the screens of many devices &mdas

Snowball the Dancing Cockatoo Knows 14 Dance Moves, 2019-07-09 15:21:39Snowball is a male sulphur-crested cockatoo (Cacatua galerita eleonora). In 2007, he garnered YouTube fame for his uncanny ability to dance — in

Paleontologists Identify Oldest Known Ancestor of Mackerel Sharks 2019-07-09 11:48:19Mackerel (lamniform) sharks include some of the most iconic shark species, like the great white shark (Carcharodon carcharias) and the extinct Carchar

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New 'Vegebot' Highlights Why Robots Won't Replace Vegetable 2019-07-11 17:51:06Cambridge researchers have a new lettuce-picking robot. Its success underlines the challenges of automating vegetable picking. (Credit: leungchopan/sh

An AI Bot Just Beat Poker Pros In 2019-07-11 15:15:02(Credit: LightField Studios/Shutterstock) The best poker players in the world can cash in on millions of dollars in a game. Played in casinos, poke

Japanese Asteroid Mission Touches Down on Ryugu, Collects 2019-07-11 15:01:56Hayabusa2 has successfully collected its second sample from the surface of asteroid Ryugu. (Credit: Illustration by Akihiro Ikeshita (C), JAXA) Hay

How Did 5,500 Miles of Seaweed Spread Across 2019-07-11 14:56:01Sargassum covers a beach in Playa del Carmen, Mexico, in April 2019. (Credit: Kamira/shutterstock) Marine scientist Mengqiu Wang is no stranger to

Long-Toed Bird Preserved In Amber For 99 Million 2019-07-11 11:00:51A long-toed bird preserved in amber from Myanmar is the first of its kind. (Credit: Lida Xing) Smaller than a sparrow, a bird that lived 99 million

Tests For the 'Big Five' Personality Traits Don't 2019-07-10 18:16:55The world's most widely-used personality test isn't relevant for much of the world. (Credit: By Gustavo Frazao / Shutterstock) A lot of contempor

NASA Shuts Off Systems on Voyager 2, Saving 2019-07-10 18:05:40Voyager 2 shut down an instrument heater, but is still going strong, more than forty years after launch. (Credit: NASA/ESA/G. Bacon/STScI) Launched

Primordial Black Holes Could Solve Major Mysteries — 2019-07-10 18:00:16Theories state that some black holes could have formed within the first second of the Big Bang. (Credit: NASA/ESA and G. Bacon (STScI)) All the bla

When a Dominant Male Disappears, These Female Fish 2019-07-10 15:36:20The blueheaded wrasse. (Credit: Leonardo Gonzalez/shutterstock) Sex transitions are commonplace for several species of fish, and that's consistent

Why Do Babies Point? It Starts With Our 2019-07-10 14:00:39(Credit: anetta/shutterstock) Anyone who’s hung out with babies knows how eager they are to communicate, even if they can’t do it very

Apidima Skull Is Earliest Homo Sapiens Outside Africa, 2019-07-10 13:00:34The skull fragment known as Apidima 1 (right) is about 210,000 years old, according to a new analysis. Seen from the rear (middle) and side (left) in

We Can't Just Plant Billions of Trees to 2019-07-10 12:03:26Planting trees, while beneficial to the planet, is not an easy solution to climate change. (Credit: Janelle Lugge/Shutterstock) Last week, a new st

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Growing up without a permanent home can negatively 2019-07-11 22:09:00The millions of children in the United States with special health care needs and their families are more at risk of housing instability than children

What’s the best straw? 2019-07-11 19:51:06Lifting liquids directly to your lips is so 5,000 years ago. We’ve got spoons now, baby, and straws galore. But in a world where personal conven

This 'chameleon theory' explains things about gravity that 2019-07-11 18:54:13While it explains the vast majority of what we observe through the universe, general relativity leaves its fair share of cracks.

Artificial intelligence can now dominate at the poker 2019-07-11 18:42:48An AI that can play and win at multiplayer poker has been a goal of computer scientists for decades.

A shiatsu foot massager for 44 percent off? 2019-07-11 16:15:41Snag this Mynt shiatsu foot massager for 44 percent off—now $100. I'd buy it.

Changing your diet and taking supplements may not 2019-07-11 15:16:42We are, as a nation, growing larger and more sedentary, and it shows in our cardiovascular systems.

Pick the best produce with these science tricks 2019-07-11 14:33:40Produce selection is one of those valuable life lessons most people never get. You and your probably-subpar fruit could use a lesson or two in how to

Arctic lead pollution can tell us a lot 2019-07-11 12:01:00Humanity’s once-prolific use of lead might actually be a boon for historians. Lead pollution collected from Arctic ice cores can reveal, in year

Pets can donate blood too 2019-07-10 22:00:00Most pet owners are unaware that a cat or dog could donate blood. When surveyed, the majority of owners said they would be willing to help out.

This triangle doesn't exist 2019-07-10 21:25:00The Kanisza illusions uses alignment to imply a triangle exists where there is only blank space.

What avocados and clownfish have in common, sexually 2019-07-10 20:23:23Hundreds of species swap sexes partway through life. All avocado plants switch their sex daily. Read on for this and more wild facts about sequential

North Korea's missile program and nuclear weapons: What 2019-07-10 18:40:09A primer on North Korea's arsenal.

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Neglected After Apollo, the Moon Comes Back Around 2019-07-12 08:09:00Something of a new lunar race is underway, but the motivations differ from what put men on the moon 50 years ago.

Climate Change Fills Hurricanes With More Rain, Analysis 2019-07-12 07:28:40The Gulf Coast is being inundated with rain and preparing for possible landfall of a tropical storm. A study of recent hurricanes found that climate c

Manhattanhenge July 2019: When and Where to Watch 2019-07-12 06:40:40It got rained out in May, but you’ll get another chance to take “the best sunset picture of the year” in New York on Friday and Satu

Why Did This Extinct Bird Have Such a 2019-07-12 05:52:05The Cretaceous Period flier, trapped in amber 99 million years ago, had features unlike any bird living today.

Fatal Accident With Metal Straw Highlights a Risk 2019-07-12 05:36:18The disturbing death of a woman in Britain renewed a debate that has followed bans on plastic straws around the world.

Your Apollo 11-Inspired Guide to Eclipses, Supermoons and 2019-07-12 05:00:18Eclipses, supermoons and other astronomical highlights to look forward to, years into the future.

Life in a City Without Water: Anxious, Exhausting 2019-07-12 04:43:00A weak monsoon and years of draining groundwater have parched Chennai, a city of nearly five million people on the southeastern coast of India.

Voyage to the Center of the World 2019-07-12 01:43:15Visiting the Oracle at Delphi is nothing short of soul-stirring. So is retracing the path that ancient visitors took to get there.

Rolling Out the Welcome Mat for Travelers With 2019-07-12 01:40:53A growing number of theme parks, hotels and special attractions are introducing autism training and sensory guides.

Andrew Dibner, Medical Alert Pioneer, Is Dead at 2019-07-11 23:47:41Concerned about what happens when people fall and can’t reach a telephone to call an ambulance, Mr. Dibner, a psychologist, developed a system t

Trump’s Efforts to Rein In Drug Prices Face 2019-07-11 22:52:43The White House abandoned a plan to drop hidden rebates paid by drug companies to benefit managers, and lost a court case over requiring transparency

Hold ’Em or Fold ’Em? This A.I. Bluffs 2019-07-11 19:55:42Pluribus, a poker-playing algorithm, can beat the world’s top human players, proving that machines, too, can master our mind games.

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No evidence of added benefit for most new 2019-07-11 17:11:37More than half of new drugs entering the German healthcare system have not been shown to add benefit, argue researchers.

Strange warping geometry helps to push scientific boundaries 2019-07-11 17:11:35Researchers have built an electronic array on a microchip that simulates particle interactions in a hyperbolic plane, a geometric surface in which spa

New alternate cell growth pathway could lead to 2019-07-11 16:17:07A new study has found that the gene, mEAK-7, which they discovered last year, may play a key role in cancer metastasis. By comparing mEAK-7 expression

Arthroscopy more effective than MRI for chondral defects 2019-07-11 15:17:10Using arthroscopy to stage a lesion in the chondral area of the knee is more accurate than magnetic resonance imaging, according to researchers.

Opioid use is reduced in patients treated with 2019-07-11 15:17:05Patients receiving a post-surgery prescription of ibuprofen with a rescue prescription of Percocet used less opioids than a group of similar patients

Moon-forming disk discovered around distant planet 2019-07-11 15:09:21Using Earth's most powerful array of radio telescopes, astronomers have made the first observations of a circumplanetary disk of gas and dust like th

Does platelet-rich plasma therapy lower risk of meniscus 2019-07-11 15:09:19The use of platelet-rich plasma therapy can reduce the risk of a second meniscus failure after operation but does not seem to protect patients who hav

Raising eyebrows on neuroinflammation: Study finds novel role 2019-07-11 14:14:39Scientists have discovered a novel mechanism and role in the brain for hyaluronic acid -- a clear, gooey substance popularized by cosmetic a