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Astronomers Directly Image Giant Planet around Young Sun-Like 2021-04-20 18:01:35Astronomers using the Spectro-Polarimetric High-contrast Exoplanet Research (SPHERE) instrument on ESO’s Very Large Telescope have discovered an

Rare Wild Coffee Species Has Arabica-Like Flavor, Greater 2021-04-20 15:55:11The enigmatic narrow-leaved coffee (Coffea stenophylla), a rare and little-known species of wild coffee from West Africa, has a similar flavor profile

Genome-Wide Data from Stone Age Bears Recovered from 2021-04-20 14:40:15Scientists have reconstructed the genomes of the extinct giant short-faced bear (Arctodus simus) and the American black bear (Ursus americanus) using

Archaeologists Find 3,450-Year-Old Alphabetic Inscription in Israel 2021-04-20 13:09:08A team of archaeologists from the Austrian Archaeological Institute and the Hebrew University of Jerusalem’s Institute of Archaeology has discov

New Barium Sulfate-Based Paint is Whitest Yet 2021-04-20 11:32:33The new barium sulfate- (BaSO4) acrylic paint has a solar reflectance of 98.1%, according to a paper published online in the journal ACS Applied Mater

Scientists Sequence Genome of Extinct Steller’s Sea Cow 2021-04-19 15:15:14A multinational team of researchers has successfully sequenced and analyzed the genome of the Steller’s sea cow (Hydrodamalis gigas). Their resu

Martian Climate Fluctuated between Drier and Wetter Periods 2021-04-19 13:49:02Mars had drier and wetter eras before drying up completely in the Hesperian period, about 3 billion years ago, according to an analysis of observation

NASA’s Ingenuity Helicopter Successfully Demonstrates Powered, Controlled Flight 2021-04-19 09:48:31On April 19, 2021, NASA’s Ingenuity helicopter made history, hovering above Jezero Crater on Mars, demonstrating that powered, controlled flight

Cocoa Supplementation Mitigates Severity of Fatty Liver Disease 2021-04-19 08:56:06Supplementation of cocoa powder, derived from Theobroma cacao, in the diet of high-fat-fed mice with non-alcoholic fatty liver disease reduced the sev

Hubble Zooms In on Magnificent Spiral Galaxy: NGC 2021-04-19 04:18:27Astronomers using the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope have produced a spectacularly detailed image of a part of the spiral galaxy NGC 4603. NGC 4603 i

LOFAR Detects Lowest-Frequency Fast Radio Bursts to Date 2021-04-16 17:04:08Using the Low-Frequency Array (LOFAR), astronomers from the Canadian Hydrogen Intensity Mapping Experiment (CHIME) have found that fast radio bursts i

Neanderthal Nuclear DNA Found in Paleolithic Cave Sediments 2021-04-16 15:04:35An international team of scientists has developed new methods for the enrichment and analysis of nuclear DNA from sediments, and applied them to cave

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What the Oldest Known Cave Painting Reveals About 2021-04-16 17:00:00Ancient humans began to draw symbols on caves at least 45,500 years ago, according to a surprising finding on the Indonesian island of Sulawesi.

Japan Just Had Its Earliest Peak Bloom of 2021-04-16 15:00:00An exceptionally warm spring has led to the early arrival of cherry blossoms in Japan, causing researchers to draw patterns between local temperature

Beyond COVID, the Future of mRNA Is Bright 2021-04-16 13:00:00Scientists say the technology behind the COVID-19 vaccines could change medicine and lead to new treatments against diseases like malaria, cancer and

Holotropic Breathing Promises Psychedelic-Like Trips Without the Drugs. 2021-04-16 10:00:00Many people report having spiritual experiences and psychological shifts while practicing intense and forceful breathing. But experts say this type of

The Sky Phenomena That May Have Inspired Artist 2021-04-16 08:00:00Did volcanic aerosols inspire the artist's new direction?

How Plant 'Vaccines' Could Save Us From a 2021-04-15 16:00:00Researchers are formulating unconventional solutions for tree diseases that harm beloved foods like oranges and chocolate. These include a potential R

Fight or Flight? Why Our Caveman Brains Keep 2021-04-15 15:00:00Once an evolutionary benefit that helped keep our ancestors alive, cortisol, the hormone that triggers our fight-or-flight response, may now be doing

The 5 Most Important Scientific Equations of All 2021-04-15 13:00:00Calculating the most influential scientific equations is no easy task. But these five certainly rank in the top tier.

Marmots Are Teaching Their Captive-Bred Friends How to 2021-04-15 10:00:00Once critically endangered, Vancouver Island marmots are now teaching each other how to recover.

A Mysterious Mass in a Man's Kidney Points 2021-04-15 08:00:00One minute, Albert was feeling fine. The next he was overcome by cramps and nausea. Then came the blood.

How AI Accidentally Learned Ecology by Playing StarCraft 2021-04-14 19:00:00A video game about battling aliens could help ecologists study life on Earth.

Pollinators Are in Trouble. Here's How Transforming Your 2021-04-14 17:00:00Biologists are recruiting everyday gardeners to save pollinators, with a little help from a smartphone app.

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Highlights From SpaceX’s Launch of 4 Astronauts for New! 2021-04-23 08:29:55The Crew-2 mission is the third to carry people to the International Space Station. “It’s great to be back in space,” said the fligh

It’s Dinner Time on the Space Station. Lobster New! 2021-04-23 06:43:53Earth’s gastronomical delights are being adapted to life in orbit.

Astronauts Launching to Space Are Vaccinated Against Covid-19 New! 2021-04-23 06:22:18All four members of SpaceX's Crew-2 mission got their shots recently.

Many Older Adults Lack Even Simple, Helpful Equipment New! 2021-04-23 05:00:27Railings, grab bars, shower chairs and other inexpensive devices can make it easier to continue living at home, but not enough older people acquire th

SpaceX Wins NASA $2.9 Billion Contract to Build New! 2021-04-23 03:17:27Elon Musk’s company bested Jeff Bezos’ Blue Origin and others in the contest to carry American astronauts to the lunar surface.

Why was the launch delayed one day? New! 2021-04-23 01:54:37

Biden, Calling for Action, Commits U.S. to Halving New! 2021-04-22 22:56:12Addressing leaders at a virtual summit meeting he convened, the president cast the fight against global warming as an economic opportunity for the wor

NASA's Mars Ingenuity Helicopter Completes Second Flight New! 2021-04-22 22:05:56The experimental vehicle named Ingenuity flew higher and longer in its second flight on Mars.

Thomas Brock, Whose Discovery Paved the Way for New! 2021-04-22 21:58:41In 1966, he found heat-resistant bacteria in a hot spring at Yellowstone National Park. That led to the development of the chemical process behind the

Vaccines Are Effective Against the New York Variant, New! 2021-04-22 21:43:36The research adds to a growing number of findings suggesting the Pfizer and Moderna shots are protective against the variants identified so far.

Biden Wants to Slash Emissions. Success Would Mean New! 2021-04-22 20:02:23Hitting the targets could require a rapid shift to electric vehicles, the expansion of forests nationwide, development of complex new carbon-capture t

Coal Is Set to Roar Back, and So New! 2021-04-22 17:44:03To slow down climate change, new coal projects need to end. A global forecast this week shows demand rising sharply.

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Ground and satellite observations map building damage after 2021-04-22 12:36:49Days after the 4 August 2020 massive explosion at the port of Beirut in Lebanon, researchers were on the ground mapping the impacts of the explosion i

The science of spin: Asteroseismologists confirm older stars 2021-04-22 12:36:46Stars spin faster than expected as they age according to a new study which uses asteroseismology to shed new light on this emerging theory.

How we know whether and when to pay 2021-04-22 12:36:28International team of researchers identifies cognitive computations underlying human predictive behavior.

Using exoplanets as dark matter detectors 2021-04-22 12:36:20In the continuing search for dark matter in our universe, scientists believe they have found a unique and powerful detector: exoplanets. Astrophysicis

Fighting harmful bacteria with nanoparticles 2021-04-22 12:36:16Multi-resistant pathogens are a serious and increasing problem in today's medicine. Where antibiotics are ineffective, these bacteria can cause life-

California's wildfire season has lengthened, and its peak 2021-04-22 12:36:11Researchers have analyzed CALFIRE wildfire statistics from 2000 to 2019, comparing them with data from 1920 to 1999, to learn that the annual burn sea

Mars' changing habitability recorded by ancient dune fields 2021-04-22 10:29:01An international team has found evidence of ancient dunes on Mars that could help explain ancient surface conditions.

The future looks bright for infinitely recyclable plastic 2021-04-22 10:28:51Plastics are ubiquitous, but they're not practical. Less than 10% are recycled, and the other approximately 8 billion tons are creating a pollution c

ALMA discovers rotating infant galaxy with help of 2021-04-22 09:38:39Using ALMA, astronomers found a rotating baby galaxy 1/100th the size of the Milky Way at a time when the Universe was only seven percent of its prese

Astronomers release new all-sky map of Milky Way's 2021-04-21 22:22:54The highlight of the new chart is a wake of stars, stirred up by a small galaxy set to collide with the Milky Way. The map could also offer a new test

Warming seas might also look less colorful to 2021-04-21 20:01:27Climate change is driving some fish into cooler, deeper waters. Now they may be faced with another challenge: how to make sense of a world drained of

Collaborative research could help fine-tune the production of 2021-04-21 20:01:24Much of common pharmaceutical development today is the product of laborious cycles of tweaking and optimization. In each drug, a carefully concocted f