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2019-11-20

High-tech Japan uses AI in song to welcome pope Few aspects of life escape the touch of high tech in cutting-edge Japan, including an official song written to welcome Pope Francis when he visits Ja...
03:56, 2019-11-20

If you don’t notice something within 1.5 seconds, you may never see it Inattentional blindness, a kind of selective focus, is so strong that if you don’t notice new objects in your sight line quickly, you may never see t...
01:44, 2019-11-20

Grand unified game theory can represent all two-player games Game theory helps calculate the probabilities of an outcome in adversarial situations, and we use several games as models – but now there’s one that ...
01:44, 2019-11-20

In the Race to Live on Land, Lichens Didn’t Beat Plants A study’s findings add to the case that lichens, which dominate about 7 percent of the planet’s surface, most likely made their way to land some 100 ...
20:28, 2019-11-19

We’ve found the missing neutron star at the centre of a supernova In 1987, a huge nearby supernova stunned astronomers. The explosion should have left behind a neutron star, but nobody has ever been able to find it ...
20:16, 2019-11-19

Extraterrestrial life could be more common than previously thought, new study says While some in the scientific community believe finding extraterrestrial life is "probably going to take a long time," others believe aliens could be ...
20:04, 2019-11-19

Technique identifies T cells primed for certain allergies or infections When your immune system is exposed to a vaccine, an allergen, or an infectious microbe, subsets of T cells that can recognize a foreign intruder leap...
19:16, 2019-11-19

Fossil hunter finds 185M-year-old ‘golden snitch’ with ancient sea creature inside Quidditch ball shaped fossils are just some of the many discoveries that have been made by amateur archaeologist Aaron Smith....
18:36, 2019-11-19

Massive 91M-year-old shark species with in utero 'cannibalistic behavior' discovered The fossilized remains of a 91-million-year-old shark previously unknown to science have been discovered in Kansas, according to a new study....
17:16, 2019-11-19

Gay penguin couple steals egg from hetero couple at Dutch zoo A pair of gay male penguins at a Dutch zoo stole an egg from a pair of heterosexual penguins, zoo officials said....
16:24, 2019-11-19

Mystery of Tutankhamun’s death ‘solved’ as academic claims infection after leg fracture killed boy king A leading Egyptian archaeologist has claimed he is close to solving the mystery surrounding the death of King Tutankhamun....
16:24, 2019-11-19

Fossil hunter finds 185M year-old ‘golden snitch’ with ancient sea creature inside Quidditch ball shaped fossils are just some of the many discoveries that have been made by amateur archaeologist Aaron Smith....
16:24, 2019-11-19

SpaceX’s Starlink satellites are interfering with astronomy again The second batch of Starlink satellites, launched last week by Elon Musk’s SpaceX, are interfering with astronomical observations of the southern sky...
16:20, 2019-11-19

70 is the new 65 when it comes to health and life expectancy in the UK The UK Office for National Statistics says men aged 70 feel as healthy as 65-year old men did in 1997. Women aged 70 feel as healthy as 65-year-olds ...
15:32, 2019-11-19

NASA maps Saturn's moon Titan, which may support extraterrestrial life NASA recently unveiled a new mission to fly to Saturn's moon, Titan, which could potentially host extraterrestrial life. But before it gets there, th...
15:20, 2019-11-19

Stalkerware: The secret apps people use to spy on their partners Apps that secretly give people access to their partners' smartphones are growing in prominence, but is the threat being taken seriously?...
14:32, 2019-11-19

Blasting lead with 160 lasers makes it incredibly strong, then explode When lead is quickly brought to extremely high pressures using 160 laser beams, it suddenly becomes 250 times stronger – and then it explodes...
13:28, 2019-11-19

Will Science Ever Give Us a Better Night’s Sleep? Unraveling the mysteries of sleep might depend on studying the genes of people who don’t get much....
12:12, 2019-11-19

Science Was Her Lifeline. Now She Helps Other Girls Discover It. The STEM summer camp that Sabina London began in high school has grown to serve 17 states....
12:12, 2019-11-19

Physicists see new hints of a fifth force of nature hidden in helium A 2016 experiment pointed towards the existence of an undiscovered force of nature. Now researchers say they've seen a second sign...
12:00, 2019-11-19

Your dog’s real age in ‘dog years’ revealed (and it’s not their age multiplied by seven) Working out your pet's age in 'dog years' simply by multiplying it by seven is actually a myth....
11:28, 2019-11-19

Tackling emissions from heavy industry is key to fixing climate change Ramping up renewable energy, electrifying transport and ending energy waste is the easy stuff, the hard problem of climate change is reducing emissio...
11:04, 2019-11-19

MIT Energy Initiative report charts pathways for sustainable personal transportation In our daily lives, we all make choices about how we travel and what type of vehicle we own or use. We consider these choices within the constraints ...
06:36, 2019-11-19

Jewish gravestones used as cobblestones in Prague to be returned to Old Jewish Cemetery Pieces of Jewish gravestones unearthed during excavation work in Prague will be returned to the Czech capital's Old Jewish Cemetery....
04:16, 2019-11-19

2 infants buried wearing helmets made from other youngsters' skulls have archaeologists puzzled Two infants were buried more than 2,000 years ago wearing strange "helmets" made from the skulls of other children, researchers found....
02:28, 2019-11-19

NASA picks SpaceX, Blue Origin and more for private moon lander project NASA has picked SpaceX's Starship, Blue Origin's Blue Moon and three other commercial lunar lander companies to bid on proposals for its Artemis moon...
02:28, 2019-11-19

California to Stop Buying From Automakers That Backed Trump on Emissions California, hitting back at automakers that sided with President Trump, will not buy from manufacturers that do not recognize its authority to set em...
00:48, 2019-11-19

Predicting people's driving personalities Self-driving cars are coming. But for all their fancy sensors and intricate data-crunching abilities, even the most cutting-edge cars lack something ...
22:36, 2019-11-18

'Possibility of life': scientists map Saturn's exotic moon Titan Scientists on Monday unveiled the first global geological map of Saturn's moon Titan including vast plains and dunes of frozen organic material and l...
22:28, 2019-11-18

Algorithm may improve brain-controlled prostheses and exoskeletons A team of researchers at the MIT Media Lab has devised an algorithm that promises to vastly improve the simultaneous tracking of any number of magnet...
22:12, 2019-11-18

NASA detects water vapor on Jupiter’s moon Europa An international research team led by NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center in Maryland has, for the first time, detected water vapor above the surface ...
22:00, 2019-11-18

Mysterious 'humanoid' figures discovered in Peru Over 140 mysterious new geoglyphs have been discovered in Nazca, Peru, including strange ‘humanoid’ figures....
21:40, 2019-11-18

Watch Bees Surf to Safety on Waves They Create When honeybees fall into water, they generate their own ripples then glide to dry land, a study found....
21:28, 2019-11-18

Rare World War II 'escape kits' sold at auction A rare collection of "escape kits" from World War II POWs that included hidden maps, a pencil with a dagger inside and a shaving razor blade have bee...
20:16, 2019-11-18

Bubble Subs Arise, Opening Eyes to the Deep Sea Giant plastic spheres, with walls six inches thick or more, are making the ocean’s depths and its strange denizens more accessible than ever....
19:00, 2019-11-18

Massive simulation of the universe shows how galaxies form and die A sophisticated computer simulation of the universe, approximately 1 billion light years across, is modelling tens of thousands of galaxies...
18:32, 2019-11-18

Neptune's moons are in a 'dance of avoidance,' NASA says Neptune may be one of the more mysterious planets in the Solar System, but a new study notes that two of its moons, Naiad and Thalassa, are locked in...
17:48, 2019-11-18

Plans to save species from extinction are ignoring climate change Climate change is a threat to almost all the animals officially regarded as endangered in the US, but conservation plans don’t take this into account...
17:32, 2019-11-18

We have the first full map of the weird surface features of Titan Astronomers have used data from the Cassini spacecraft to build a full map of Titan’s geological features for the first time, revealing strange belts...
17:32, 2019-11-18

It’s getting windier and that could be good news for renewable energy Wind speed had been slowing down since the 1970s, but since 2010 it's been getting windier. Though this may just be a blip, it's good news for wind f...
17:32, 2019-11-18

Amazon deforestation officially hits highest level in a decade The loss of nearly 10,000 square kilometres of forest in the Amazon between August 2018 to July 2019 is the first official confirmation that deforest...
16:40, 2019-11-18

Exoplanet that 'should not exist' discovered by researchers More than 4,000 exoplanets have been discovered by NASA, but researchers recently discovered one alien world that "should not exist" in its current l...
16:28, 2019-11-18

Nile millions of years older than previously thought, study says Geologists have extensively debated the age of the Nile River, with some early figures settling on around 6 million years. They've also wondered how ...
15:40, 2019-11-18

Massive star ejected from the Milky Way galaxy: 'A visitor from a strange land' Approximately 5 million years ago, a star got too close to the "mind-boggling" black hole at the center of the Milky Way galaxy and was "ejected," a ...
15:40, 2019-11-18

Spacecom's Amos-17 satellite completes test, reaches final orbit Israel's Space Communications said on Monday its Amos-17 communication satellite, which was launched into space in August, has completed its in-orbit...
15:32, 2019-11-18

When it Comes to Climate-Change Adaptation, As Goes California, So Goes…the World It’s almost biblical: Apocalyptic images of fires sweeping through communities. The worst droughts in recorded history, followed by floods over...
14:12, 2019-11-18

Low gravity in space made some astronauts’ blood flow backwards Spending time in microgravity can reverse the flow of a person’s blood and lead to clots, as seen in astronauts who spent months on the International...
13:24, 2019-11-18

Bubble Subs Emerge, and Sink to New Depths Giant plastic spheres, with walls six inches thick or more, are opening eyes to the deep sea and its strange denizens....
12:16, 2019-11-18

Japan space probe on its way back after asteroid mission A Japanese space probe is heading home from an asteroid 250 million km (155 million miles) from Earth after collecting sub-surface samples that could...
12:08, 2019-11-18

This is how light may have escaped from the earliest galaxies, turning the universe transparent At nearly the beginning of time, the universe was shrouded in darkness. Then, early galaxies produced bright, hot stars that leaked brilliant light i...
11:20, 2019-11-18

We finally know the odds of winning a game of solitaire What are the chances of winning a game of solitaire? It was once called an “embarrassment” of mathematics that we didn't know, but a computer has now...
07:32, 2019-11-17

Millions of Ibises Were Mummified. But Where Did Ancient Egypt Get Them? DNA analysis of the preserved birds found in many catacombs undercuts the explanation that there were large-scale ibis breeding farms....
14:20, 2019-11-16

Leonids Meteor Shower Will Peak in Night Skies Meteor showers can light up night skies from dusk to dawn, and if you’re lucky you might be able to catch a glimpse....
12:04, 2019-11-16

Batteries as transparent as glass could power devices in your home A transparent battery could be used instead of glass for windows. It still has a low output, but could eventually boost energy storage in smart glass...
09:44, 2019-11-16

Astronauts Begin ‘Heart Surgery’ Spacewalks to Fix ISS Cosmic Ray Detector (CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla.) — Astronauts launched an extraordinarily complicated series of spacewalks Friday to fix a cosmic ray detector at the Int...
23:32, 2019-11-15

Astronauts Begin ‘Extraordinarily Complicated’ Spacewalks to Fix ISS Cosmic Ray Detector (CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla.) — Astronauts launched an extraordinarily complicated series of spacewalks Friday to fix a cosmic ray detector at the Int...
23:16, 2019-11-15

‘It’s Like a Clark Kent Hair Swoosh.’ Here’s What We Know About the Extra Tail on Narwhal the ‘Unicorn’ Puppy’s Head Turns out the “tail” on Narwhal the “unicorn” puppy’s head is basically just there so we can all fawn over it. If you h...
22:32, 2019-11-15

Microbial cooperation at the micron scale impacts biodegradation The carbon cycle, in which CO2 is incorporated into living organisms and later released back into the atmosphere through respiration, relies on the a...
21:16, 2019-11-15

Zero gravity made some astronauts’ blood flow backwards Spending time in zero gravity can reverse the flow of a person’s blood and lead to clots, as seen in astronauts who spent months on the International...
21:02, 2019-11-15

Long-term smokers who start vaping see health benefits within a month Regular smokers who switch to e-cigarettes saw improved vascular health, potentially reducing the risk of heart attacks...
20:28, 2019-11-15

Eating a keto diet may give some protection against the flu Giving mice a diet with lots of fat and few carbohydrates seemed to boost certain immune cells, which protected them from the flu...
20:28, 2019-11-15

A 9-Year-Old Is About to Get a University Degree. He Has #Giganticplans. Laurent Simons of Belgium wants to make artificial hearts. He also loves Fortnite and has thousands of followers on Instagram....
20:16, 2019-11-15

How Narwhal the ‘Unicorn’ Puppy May Have Grown a Tail on His Head The likeliest explanation is not all that cute, some scientists say. But Narwhal is still very cute....
20:16, 2019-11-15

North Korea nuclear test equivalent to '17 times the size' of Hiroshima The North Korea nuclear test in early September 2017 was so powerful that it resulted in an entire mountain being lifted off the ground and was the e...
19:28, 2019-11-15

How Narwhal the Rescue Puppy May Have Grown a Tail on His Head The likeliest explanation is not all that cute, some scientists say. But Narwhal is still very cute....
19:24, 2019-11-15

Navy UFO mystery deepens amid disclosure that 'unknown individuals' told officers to erase evidence Much consternation has occurred since the U.S. Navy acknowledged that the 2004 videos of an encounter with a UFO were real. Now, a new report notes t...
18:24, 2019-11-15

A lion mummy may have been discovered at famed pyramid site Archaeologists in Egypt have found a large animal mummy that may contain the remains of a lion or lioness....
18:24, 2019-11-15

Smoke from Australia's bushfires has spread to South America Satellites show atmospheric pollution created by the fires across New South Wales and Queensland has travelled more than 10,000 kilometres to Chile a...
18:20, 2019-11-15

NASA's next Mars mission will look for signs of alien life NASA recently discovered an oasis on Mars that may have once hosted life and an upcoming mission to the Red Planet is going to see if there is any fo...
16:16, 2019-11-15

Deer with three antlers caught on camera in Michigan An unusual deer with three antlers has been caught on camera by a photographer in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula....
14:16, 2019-11-15

A laser-sighted toxic goo gun is killing feral cats in Australia A device that kills feral cats by squirting their fur with toxic gel they lick off while self-grooming is being used to protect endangered Australian...
13:52, 2019-11-15

Stone Age artists were obsessed with horses and we don’t know why Stone Age artists loved drawing horses. One possible explanation is that this was because they believed horses were the most important of all the ani...
13:00, 2019-11-15

An insulin nasal spray could help with polycystic ovary syndrome Women with PCOS often have to eat less and exercise more in order to maintain a healthy weight – a study in sheep suggests that a nasal insulin spray...
11:36, 2019-11-15

Hibernation Works for Bears. Could It Work for Us, Too? A grizzly’s body can slow down for months without damage. Researchers wonder if the ability can be harnessed to aid human health....
11:28, 2019-11-15

Venice suffers worst flooding in 50 years, mayor blames climate change Venice is in a state of emergency as the Italian city deals with the aftermath of one of the worst floods in its history....
11:24, 2019-11-15

‘He Was Definitely Ahead of His Time.’ Robert Irwin Speaks About Climate Change And His Father’s Legacy On Thursday, 15-year-old Robert Irwin, the son of late conservationist Steve Irwin, spoke about the danger of climate change and his father’s l...
04:12, 2019-11-15

Sanders’s Climate Ambitions Thrill Supporters. Experts Aren’t Impressed. Bernie Sanders' plan to tackle climate change would nationalize power plants and end fossil fuels. His supporters are thrilled. Climate experts are n...
03:04, 2019-11-15

Boeing received 'unnecessary' contract boost for astronaut capsule, watchdog says Boeing's multibillion dollar contract to build U.S. astronaut capsules received an "unnecessary" extension from NASA, a watchdog report said on Thurs...
03:04, 2019-11-15

Dr. Wayne Bardin, 85, Innovative Researcher on Birth Control, Dies He helped develop long-acting implanted contraceptive devices — like Norplant, Jadelle and Mirena — used by millions of women around the world....
23:52, 2019-11-14

Infants and Toddlers Eat Too Much Sugar, Researchers Say Using C.D.C. data, researchers found that 98 percent of toddlers and 60 percent of infants consumed added sugar in sweetened drinks, baked goods and ...
23:52, 2019-11-14

Hitler’s vegetable garden discovered at his secret headquarters A garden that once provided Adolf Hitler with fresh vegetables has been discovered at his infamous Wolf’s Lair headquarters....
22:36, 2019-11-14

Improved rabies vaccine could be better and cheaper An estimated 60,000 people die of rabies each year, in part because of the lack of access to a cheap and simple vaccine – a new version could change ...
20:32, 2019-11-14

Researchers generate terahertz laser with laughing gas Within the electromagnetic middle ground between microwaves and visible light lies terahertz radiation, and the promise of “T-ray vision.” Terahertz ...
20:20, 2019-11-14

'Mysterious ghost ship' discovered in Lake Michigan The remarkably intact wreck of a schooner that sank in 1891 has been discovered in Lake Michigan....
20:08, 2019-11-14

120M-year-old bird that lived during the age of dinosaurs discovered in Japan The fossils of a bird that lived 120 million years ago, during the age of dinosaurs, have been discovered in Japan....
19:04, 2019-11-14

Advancing nuclear detection and inspection If not for an episode of soul-searching at Los Alamos National Laboratory, Areg Danagoulian ’99 might have remained content pummeling protons with ph...
18:08, 2019-11-14

Germany Mandates Measles Vaccine All children attending preschool or higher in the country must be immunized, with fines for parents who do not comply, under a law that is to take ef...
17:52, 2019-11-14

How Did Plants Conquer Land? These Humble Algae Hold Clues Two algal species share important genes with all modern land plants, a new analysis finds....
17:16, 2019-11-14

China has 50 per cent fewer pigs – but how many of them actually died? The fight against African swine fever is intensifying, and millions of pigs have died. But we don’t know how much of the drop in numbers is due to re...
16:44, 2019-11-14

Deepfakes are terrible for democracy, but Facebook is a bigger threat Doctored videos are a menace, but we have more to fear from unscrupulous politicians taking advantage of Facebook's targeted ads, writes Annalee Newi...
15:48, 2019-11-14

Apple’s Reach Reshapes Medical Research The company’s tools enable researchers to track huge numbers of people. But doctors do not yet know if it will significantly improve health outcomes....
15:16, 2019-11-14

Still the Undisputed Champs of Mammalian Migrations Scientists measured individual distances to compile a Top 5 list of ultramarathon runners of the mammalian kingdom....
15:16, 2019-11-14

Missing link found? 'Original Bigfoot' was close relative of orangutan, study says The legendary Bigfoot has long been thought of as the "missing link" between apes and humans. In a stunning discovery, scientists have unearthed new ...
15:04, 2019-11-14

Two types of plastic pollution found in Mediterranean for first time Two types of plastic called plasticrust and pyroplastics were spotted on an Italian island the first time, suggesting the issue may be more widesprea...
13:04, 2019-11-14

This Volcano Destroyed an Island, Then Created a New One After the October blast at Lateiki in the Kingdom of Tonga, a larger island formed over a connected vent in the ocean....
12:52, 2019-11-14

Pigeons are having their toes amputated by waste human hair in Paris Pigeons with mutilated feet are a common sight in cities, and it turns out that they are being cut off by human hair that has been poorly disposed of...
12:44, 2019-11-14

China completes crucial landing test for first Mars mission in 2020 China on Thursday successfully completed a crucial landing test in northern Hebei province ahead of a historic unmanned exploration mission to Mars n...
12:12, 2019-11-14

Fish can judge distances accurately just like land animals can Trigger fish are remarkably good at estimating how far they have swum, perhaps because they have distance-tracking ‘grid cells’ in their brains just ...
11:36, 2019-11-14

Scientists find a spot where no life can survive. That's bad news for alien hunters. Unearthly greens and yellows color the scorching-hot landscape surrounding the Dallol volcano in northern Ethiopia. This alien-like world is filled w...
11:24, 2019-11-14

To Make This Tofu, Start by Burning Toxic Plastic Plastic waste from America, collected for recycling, is shipped to Indonesia. Some is burned as fuel by tofu makers, producing deadly chemicals and c...
11:08, 2019-11-14

Lost US parrot species went extinct not once but twice The US was once home to two subspecies of the extinct Carolina parakeet: one vanished in the 1910s but a study hints that the other survived into the...
10:40, 2019-11-14

China completes lander test for first Mars mission in 2020 China on Thursday successfully completed a lander test in northern Hebei province ahead of an unmanned exploration mission to Mars next year....
07:00, 2019-11-14

Climate Change Poses Threats to Children’s Health Worldwide A study from the Lancet points to infectious diseases, worsening air pollution, rising temperatures and even malnutrition as threats to child health ...
01:52, 2019-11-14

To Drive Down Insulin Prices, W.H.O. Will Certify Generic Versions About 80 million people with diabetes around the world need the hormone, and half of them can’t afford it. Creating competition could help, the agenc...
01:52, 2019-11-14

How Climate Change is Clobbering Kids’ Health Let’s pretend the 195 nations that signed the 2016 Paris Climate Accord really do take all of the steps necessary to reach the agreement’...
01:08, 2019-11-14

Which Mammals on Land Migrate the Farthest? Scientists measured individual distances to compile a Top 5 list of ultramarathon runners of the mammalian kingdom....
22:24, 2019-11-13

3 Cows Swept Out to Sea by Hurricane Dorian Are Found Alive The cows, believed to have been carried out to sea when the storm hit North Carolina, have been spotted hanging out on the Outer Banks....
21:28, 2019-11-13

Countries Are Falling Far Short on Action to Tackle Climate Change As Fossil Fuel Use Increases, Says Energy Report Countries’ plans to tackle climate change fall far short of what’s necessary to prevent temperatures from rising to an unsafe level that ...
21:12, 2019-11-13

Microparticles could help fight malnutrition About 2 billion people around the world suffer from deficiencies of key micronutrients such as iron and vitamin A. Two million children die from thes...
20:40, 2019-11-13

Eating tiny nutrient particles could be better than health supplements Nutrient deficiency affects billions – a solution may be to pack the nutrients into particles that can be cooked before releasing their contents in t...
20:40, 2019-11-13

Feathered dinosaur fossils discovered in Australia A treasure trove of fossils that includes dinosaur bones, bird feathers and the first presence of feathered dinosaurs beyond the southern polar circl...
19:40, 2019-11-13

Huge mysterious ape Gigantopithecus was a distant cousin of orangutans A pioneering technique has given us a glimpse at the family tree of Gigantopithecus, an extinct ape that was 2.5 metres tall and lived 300,000 years ...
19:40, 2019-11-13

Why US police could be using your genes to profile you right now A worrying warrant for police access to a genealogy DNA databank in the US means no one’s genetic profile is safe – even if you don’t use the service...
19:40, 2019-11-13

We can now make animated 'sound holograms' that you can touch Using a polystyrene bead, some speakers and a handful of LEDs, it is possible to make colourful animated 3D holograms that a user can touch and inter...
19:40, 2019-11-13

Rare 1838 half-dollar coin could be worth $500G at auction An extremely rare half-dollar coin from 1838, now valued at as much as $500,000, is set for auction this week....
19:00, 2019-11-13

Stunning photo shows lightning bolt striking an erupting volcano in Guatemala A photographer in Guatemala captured the stunning moment a bolt of lightning hit a volcano as it was erupting....
19:00, 2019-11-13

Chinese vase bought for $1 sells for $500G Initially expected to sell for approximately $100,000, a rare Chinese vase that made for the 18th-century Qianlong Emperor has sold for $487,000....
17:48, 2019-11-13

The Arctic's most stable sea ice is vanishing alarmingly fast After climate change melts the Arctic Ocean's year-round ice cover, only the region's oldest, thickest ice will remain ... or will it? A new study of...
17:48, 2019-11-13

NASA renames mysterious Ultima Thule after Nazi controversy arises NASA has renamed the most distant object ever explored, the mysterious Ultima Thule, after controversy arose that its name was linked to the Nazi par...
17:32, 2019-11-13

Greta Thunberg Sets Sail, Again, After Climate Talks Relocate Ms. Thunberg, who doesn’t fly, found herself suddenly needing a ride across the Atlantic when United Nations climate talks were moved on short notice...
17:12, 2019-11-13

Penn Museum Redesign Aims Beyond Academics Hundreds of objects from a collection of almost one million artifacts will go on public display for the first time when new galleries open this week....
16:32, 2019-11-13

How to Peer Through a Wormhole Theoretically, the universe may be riddled with tunnels through space and time. Two scientists have now proposed a way to detect the existence of a c...
16:32, 2019-11-13

NASA detects mysterious oxygen changes on Mars it's 'struggling to explain' Four months after the stunning announcement that NASA's Curiosity rover detected an "unusually high" level of methane on Mars, the government space a...
15:28, 2019-11-13

Hayabusa 2 begins long journey home carrying Ryugu asteroid samples With two samples from the interior of the asteroid Ryugu on board, Japan’s Hayabusa 2 spacecraft is due to return to Earth at the end of 2020...
15:20, 2019-11-13

Membrane in a minute: Singapore scientists produce in-vitro human skin A piece of skin about the size of your thumbnail can be printed in less than a minute, scientists in Singapore say, a game-changing step for the futu...
13:36, 2019-11-13

Looking to Scientists to Expand Eco-Tourism Efforts Hotels, lodges and resorts are bringing in scientists to conduct serious academic inquiries while also offering nature tours, workshops and classes f...
11:28, 2019-11-13

NASA Renames Object After Uproar Over Old Name’s Nazi Connotations Scientists said an object four billion miles from Earth would be given a Native American name: Arrokoth. Its previous, informal name, Ultima Thule, h...
11:28, 2019-11-13

A tiny species that looks part-deer, part-mouse was missing for nearly 30 years. Scientists just found it. A tiny creature that looks part-deer, part-mouse hadn't been seen in nearly 30 years. Now, with a series of camera traps, researchers have caught the...
11:28, 2019-11-13

Meteor that lit up St. Louis sky was 220-pound fireball that broke off asteroid belt: NASA A bright blue flash that streaked through the sky over St. Louis, Mo., Monday evening was an approximately 220-pound chunk of rock that broke off an ...
10:48, 2019-11-13

This Is the Name Scientists Have Given to the Most Distant World Ever Explored (CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla.) — The most distant world ever explored 4 billion miles away finally has an official name: Arrokoth. That means “sk...
05:08, 2019-11-13

5 Global Trends Shaping Our Climate Future Here's how the next 20 years are shaping up in terms of energy, and what it means for global warming....
02:08, 2019-11-13

Goodbye, America: Greta Thunberg to Sail Again After Climate Talks Relocate Ms. Thunberg, who doesn’t fly, found herself suddenly needing a ride across the Atlantic when United Nations climate talks were moved on short notice...
01:00, 2019-11-13

Medieval shipwreck discovered in Russia's Volga River A mysterious medieval shipwreck has been discovered in the depths of Russia’s Volga River....
22:48, 2019-11-12

China wants to build its own Yellowstone XINING, China (AP) — There's a building boom on the Tibetan plateau, one of the world's last remote places. Mountains long crowned by garlands of flu...
20:24, 2019-11-12

World's oldest carnivorous dinosaur found The world's oldest carnivorous dinosaur, known as Gnathovorax cabreirai, has been discovered in southern Brazil, according to a new study....
20:04, 2019-11-12

Distant space rock known as Ultima Thule renamed to avoid Nazi links The space rock that the New Horizons probe visited earlier this year had been nicknamed Ultima Thule, but it was pointed out this name has links to t...
19:44, 2019-11-12

Dentures discovery: Centuries-old false teeth found in field, up for auction A grim-looking 200-year-old set of false teeth that were dug up in a U.K. field will be auctioned later this month....
19:08, 2019-11-12

Star systems full of planetary smash-ups are bad news for alien life We've seen the remains of a collision between two planets in a distant star system - and these planetary smash-ups are thought to be surprisingly com...
18:24, 2019-11-12

New tools could improve the way cement seals oil wells A key part of drilling and tapping new oil wells is the use of specialized cements to line the borehole and prevent collapse and leakage of the hole....
18:12, 2019-11-12

SMART discovers nondisruptive way to characterize the surface of nanoparticles Researchers from the Singapore-MIT Alliance for Research and Technology (SMART) have made a discovery that allows scientists to "look" at the surface...
18:12, 2019-11-12

Chimps are killing people in Uganda: 'It broke off the arm... opened the stomach and removed the kidneys' Chimpanzees are attacking people in Uganda, part of a disturbing trend going on in the country that has led to crop loss and even death....
17:52, 2019-11-12

We may finally understand the moments before the Big Bang There's a hole in the story of how our universe came to be. First, the universe inflated rapidly, like a balloon. Then, everything went boom....
17:52, 2019-11-12

Meteor lights up the sky over the Gateway Arch in St. Louis A camera has captured the incredible moment when a meteor lit up the sky over the iconic Gateway Arch in St. Louis....
17:12, 2019-11-12

NASA is looking at a 'stingray-inspired spacecraft' to explore the dark side of Venus Venus is likely too hot to support life, with a toxic atmosphere and temperatures approaching 900 degrees, but that isn't stopping NASA from explorin...
16:40, 2019-11-12

Row over whether fracking could resume in England despite 'ban' A document released just days after the government announced a halt to fracking suggests that future applications will be considered...
14:04, 2019-11-12

Worsening bushfires cause Australia to declare state of emergency Australia is preparing for catastrophic bushfires as one government minister warns that this could be the worst week of wildfires in the country’s hi...
13:20, 2019-11-12

Mercury transits across the sun: See the photo Mercury had a rare celestial occurrence Monday, as stargazers saw the planet -- as a small black dot -- pass between the sun and Earth....
01:48, 2019-11-12

UK teen almost died from severe lung failure linked to vaping Doctors treating a teenager in the UK for severe lung failure say it was likely caused by an allergic reaction to e-cigarettes...
01:20, 2019-11-12

Maya Lin to Conjure Dying Trees to Make a Point Her public art installation at Madison Square Park, opening in June, will focus on the so-called ghost forests that have died off because of climate ...
00:24, 2019-11-12

That Tiny Black Dot on the Sun Today? It Was Mercury, in a Rare Celestial Crossing (CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla.) — Mini Mercury skipped across the vast, glaring face of the sun Monday in a rare celestial transit. Stargazers used sola...
22:12, 2019-11-11

How to Watch Mercury’s 2019 Transit of the Sun Viewers on the East and West Coasts of the U.S. can see part or all of the eclipse-like event, but not with the naked eye....
22:04, 2019-11-11

Eerie US WWII fighter plane that crashed off UK coast given protected status A U.S. World War II fighter plane that crashed off the coast of North Wales and occasionally appears from the sands has received protected status, of...
21:52, 2019-11-11

Intense monitoring and care lift mountain gorilla numbers KINIGI, Rwanda (AP) — Deep in the rainforest of Volcanoes National Park, a 23-year-old female gorilla named Kurudi feeds on a stand of wild celery. S...
20:32, 2019-11-11

Planet 9 may have already been found, study suggests Since its launch in April 2018, NASA's Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) has found a number of exoplanets, including a so-called "missing ...
20:08, 2019-11-11

WWII US submarine wreck discovered 75 years after it sank The wreck of World War II submarine USS Grayback has been discovered off Japan 75 years after its sinking by a Japanese bomber....
19:16, 2019-11-11

SpaceX Just Put 60 More Broadband Internet Satellites Into Space (Bloomberg) — Space Exploration Technologies Corp. launched its second batch of 60 Starlink satellites on Monday, taking another step toward El...
19:12, 2019-11-11

Rare Patek Phillipe watch sells for $31M at auction A rare Patek Phillipe watch sold for more than $31 million at auction over the weekend, the highest price for a timepiece ever sold at an auction....
17:44, 2019-11-11

This Elusive Creature Wasn’t Seen for Nearly 30 Years. Then It Appeared on Camera. By interviewing people who live around a forest in Vietnam, scientists captured visual evidence that silver-backed chevrotains still exist....
17:24, 2019-11-11

As SpaceX Launches 60 Starlink Satellites, Scientists See Threat to ‘Astronomy Itself’ Various companies are pressing ahead with plans for internet service from space, which has prompted astronomers to voice concerns about the impact on...
17:24, 2019-11-11

Tactical voting helps yellow-eyed penguin seize bird of the year crown Social media campaigning and a strategic voting alliance have helped the yellow-eyed penguin beat fierce competition to become New Zealand’s bird of ...
17:20, 2019-11-11

Using light to generate order in an exotic material Adding energy to any material, such as by heating it, almost always makes its structure less orderly. Ice, for example, with its crystalline structur...
17:04, 2019-11-11

Ultra-Black Is the New Black Scientists are setting dark traps from which light cannot escape. But nature already has built a few of her own....
16:32, 2019-11-11

Strategic voting helps yellow-eyed penguin win bird of the year Social media campaigning and a strategic voting alliance have helped the yellow-eyed penguin beat fierce competition to become New Zealand’s bird of ...
16:20, 2019-11-11

SpaceX Launches 60 Additional Starlink Satellites to Orbit As the company presses ahead with its project to launch tens of thousands of satellites for internet service from space, astronomers fear “the night ...
16:12, 2019-11-11

SpaceX to Launch 60 More Starlink Satellites As the company presses ahead with its project to launch tens of thousands of satellites for internet service from space, astronomers fear “the night ...
13:00, 2019-11-11

How to Watch Mercury Transit the Sun Today Viewers on the East and West Coasts of the U.S. can see part or all of the eclipse-like event, but not with the naked eye....
09:16, 2019-11-11

People are using mosquito nets for fishing – and it works too well People are increasingly repurposing mosquito nets for fishing around the world, but the nets often catch very young fish which could lead to fewer fi...
05:00, 2019-11-11

The Bacterial Surprise in This Bird’s Smell The bacteria in a bird's microbiome seems to play an important role in the odoriferous messages it sends to other birds....
16:00, 2019-11-10

Deaths of 3 Infants Traced to Contaminated Equipment, Hospital Says Geisinger Medical Center in Danville, Pa., said the process it used to prepare donor breast milk was the cause of deadly bacterial infections....
21:56, 2019-11-09

The Hidden Cost of Gold: Birth Defects and Brain Damage Indonesia’s mercury trade is intertwined with illegal gold mining around the world, leaving a legacy of thousands born with birth defects and half a ...
18:44, 2019-11-09

Sandra the orangutan settles into new home in Florida after being granted legal personhood A 33-year-old orangutan granted legal personhood by a judge in Argentina is settling into her new surroundings at the Center for Great Apes in centra...
17:48, 2019-11-09

How Did a Virus From the Atlantic Infect Mammals in the Pacific? Thawing sea ice may have opened the door, allowing the infection to cross oceans, a new study suggests....
17:24, 2019-11-09

Birds are stealing boozy palm wine when people aren't looking Three species of African birds have taken to stealing palm wine, the fermented sap of an oil palm, from trees that local people have tapped...
10:00, 2019-11-09

NASA unveils its first electric airplane - a work in progress NASA, most prominent for its many Florida-launched exploits into space, showcased an early version of its first all-electric experimental aircraft, t...
04:40, 2019-11-09

Hospital Identifies Source of Infections That Killed 3 Infants Geisinger Medical Center in Danville, Pa., said the process it used to prepare donor breast milk was the cause of deadly bacterial infections....
03:48, 2019-11-09

Vaping Illnesses Are Linked to Vitamin E Acetate, C.D.C. Says More than 2,000 people have been sickened by vaping, many from illicit marijuana-based products sold online or on the street....
00:08, 2019-11-09

Deadly seal virus could be spreading faster from melting Arctic ice A deadly virus impacting seals may be spreading faster due to the loss of Arctic sea ice from warming temperatures....
23:52, 2019-11-08

Ancient shipwrecks, stone pyramid anchors, discovered off Greek island Archaeologists in Greece have discovered five shipwrecks near the island of Kasos, which include an ancient shipwreck with five stone pyramid anchors...
23:00, 2019-11-08

Norman Myers Dies at 85; Sounded Early Alarm on Environment He lobbied governments and wrote books, papers and articles to alert the public to looming disasters like mass extinction well before they were commo...
22:56, 2019-11-08

Earth's mantle and crust are in a fiery battle to the death … of supercontinents Earth's hot, gooey center and its cold, hard outer shell are both responsible for the creeping (and sometimes catastrophic) movement of tectonic plat...
22:36, 2019-11-08

Innovative fake rhino horn may curb poachers' market, scientists say Scientists have invented a technique for constructing a fake rhino horn they hope will put a dent in the illegal horn market....
21:20, 2019-11-08

Trove of Mammoth Skeletons Excavated Near Mexico City Gives Clues About Hunting Researchers from Mexico’s National Institute of Anthropology and History say the discovery illuminates the relationship between humans and the Pleist...
20:16, 2019-11-08

Vaping Illnesses Linked to Vitamin E Acetate, C.D.C. Says More than 2,000 people have been sickened by vaping, many from illicit marijuana-based products sold online or on the street....
19:36, 2019-11-08

Shipwreck reveals its boozy treasure: Czar’s 100-year-old liquor salvaged from WW I wreck A ship that was sunk while transporting a cargo of liquor to the last Russian Czar is revealing its boozy treasure....
17:24, 2019-11-08

Who Owns H.I.V.-Prevention Drugs? The Taxpayers, U.S. Says In an unexpected lawsuit, federal officials claim that Gilead Sciences willfully disregarded government patents on medicines necessary to end the AID...
15:56, 2019-11-08

The grand plan to sequence the genomes of 66,000 UK and Irish species The Darwin Tree of Life project aims to sequence the genomes of 60,000 species of animals, plants, fungi and complex cells such as amoeba found in th...
11:56, 2019-11-08

World’s thickest mountain glacier is melting, new NASA images reveal The slow decline of Alaska's Taku Glacier has become apparent in newly released photographs shared by NASA's Earth Observatory....
02:08, 2019-11-08

Trump Administration Makes It Easier to Dredge Protected Areas to Restore Beaches The change reverses a 25-year-old policy, allowing coastal communities to take sand from protected ecosystems to rebuild beaches washed away by hurri...
01:20, 2019-11-08

Volcanic eruption creates one new Pacific island, sinks another A volcanic undersea eruption has created a new Pacific island near Tonga while sinking a small island nearby....
23:08, 2019-11-07

Investigating the power of group think While many people might find it difficult, if not downright distasteful, to dive into 1.5 million hours of partisan talk radio, Clara Vandeweerdt fou...
22:28, 2019-11-07

Emperor penguins could go extinct by 2100 if we fail on climate change Emperor penguins could become extinct if we don't tackle climate change, but if we limit temperature rises to 1.5°C, then the decline could be less t...
22:00, 2019-11-07

Rare disease makes snakes look like 'mummies' The first case of "snake fungal disease" has been spotted in California, an ailment that causes snakes to become emaciated and have crusted scales....
18:48, 2019-11-07

Moon lander concept unveiled by Boeing as NASA eyes return to lunar surface Boeing has shown off its Moon crewed lander idea, one it says will require the "fewest steps to the Moon" as NASA looks to return to the lunar surfac...
17:40, 2019-11-07

Skeleton mystery solved: One-legged remains of Napoleon’s favorite general identified A DNA analysis has confirmed the identity of a mysterious one-legged skeleton discovered beneath a dance floor in Russia earlier this year....
17:40, 2019-11-07

Flexible yet sturdy robot is designed to “grow” like a plant In today’s factories and warehouses, it’s not uncommon to see robots whizzing about, shuttling items or tools from one station to another. For the mo...
17:28, 2019-11-07

A deadly seal virus may be spreading faster due to melting Arctic ice A reduction in Arctic sea ice due to climate change may be helping a virus that can kill seals spread more easily between oceans...
17:24, 2019-11-07

Spaceflight alters heart cells but they quickly recover back on Earth Spaceflight causes thousands of changes in the ways heart cell genes are expressed, but these revert mostly to normal within weeks of being back on E...
17:24, 2019-11-07

11 years remain to fight climate change – what progress have we made? In 2018, we were told we had 12 years to save the planet. One year on, Graham Lawton finds reasons to be hopeful, despite ever-rising carbon emission...
16:08, 2019-11-07

NASA opens Moon rock samples sealed for more than 40 years NASA has opened a previously sealed rock sample brought back from the Moon in 1972, marking the first time it will be analyzed....
14:52, 2019-11-07

17th-century tunnel decorated with pre-Hispanic carvings discovered in Mexico Archaeologists have uncovered a 17th-century tunnel filled with indigenous rock carvings in the city of Ecatepec in Mexico. The tunnel likely served ...
12:12, 2019-11-07

Trump Administration Sues Gilead, Maker of H.I.V.-Prevention Drugs The lawsuit accused the pharmaceutical company of profiting billions of dollars off taxpayer research without paying royalties....
10:24, 2019-11-07

Scientists Have Found the Oldest Example of an Upright Ape BERLIN (AP) — The remains of an ancient ape found in a Bavarian clay pit suggest that humans’ ancestors began standing upright millions o...
03:44, 2019-11-07

Ancient upright ape 'Danuvius' that had human legs discovered by scientists The remains of an 11 million-year-old ape suggest that our ancestors started to stand upright millions of years earlier, according to scientists....
00:08, 2019-11-07

E.P.A. Watchdog, Citing ‘Open Defiance’ of Inquiries, Rebukes Top Agency Aide The agency's inspector general assailed the official for refusing to cooperate, calling his actions a “flagrant problem.”...
23:56, 2019-11-06

Prehistoric ape from Germany was a pioneer of two-legged walking Fossils unearthed in southern Germany of a remarkable ape that lived about 11.6 million years ago may dramatically alter the understanding of the evo...
23:48, 2019-11-06

Experimental dengue vaccine cuts infection rates in real-world trials A vaccine based on a weakened version of the dengue virus was 80 per cent effective at preventing infections after one year in a trial of 20,000 chil...
23:36, 2019-11-06

Finding New Ways to Protect Right Whales With the Help of Fishermen The decline of one of the world’s most endangered large whale species has pushed individual states and Canada to test new technologies, like ropeless...
21:56, 2019-11-06

New pathway for lung cancer treatment MIT cancer biologists have identified a new therapeutic target for small cell lung cancer, an especially aggressive form of lung cancer with limited ...
20:32, 2019-11-06

This piece of music could stop your Amazon Alexa from working A piece of guitar music designed to prevent Alexa from hearing commands could confuse or distract people...
19:24, 2019-11-06

Sea levels to keep rising even if humanity hits climate targets, scientists warn A new study warns that even if countries curb their carbon emissions pledge as part of the historic 2015 Paris climate agreement, sea levels will con...
18:44, 2019-11-06

Machine learning shows no difference in angina symptoms between men and women The symptoms of angina — the pain that occurs in coronary artery disease — do not differ substantially between men and women, according to the result...
18:40, 2019-11-06

Revolutionary War rifle stolen nearly 50 years ago back on display A Revolutionary War rifle that was stolen in 1971 and discovered at a barn sale almost 50 years later is now back on display after being reunited wit...
18:08, 2019-11-06

MIT report provides guidance on climate-related financial disclosures An MIT white paper released today outlines a series of recommendations on how companies, particularly those in the oil and gas industry, can use scen...
17:44, 2019-11-06

Finding extraterrestrial life 'probably going to take a long time,' astronomer says Speaking at the International Astronautical Congress in Washington last month, Massachusetts Institute of Technology astronomer Sara Seager said it's...
16:12, 2019-11-06

Creepy photo shows giant squid 'watching' deep sea mission The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration posted an eery image of its remotely operated vehicle Deep Discoverer being watched by a giant sq...
15:12, 2019-11-06

Robot arm lets you remotely lend friends a helping hand with repairs A handheld robot that lets you reach out and lend assistance to a friend could help people inspect and carry out repairs remotely...
15:04, 2019-11-06

Mars Curiosity rover posts stunning black and white desolate image NASA's Mars Curiosity rover has posted a stunning black and white image of the Red Planet, shedding new light on just how empty it is....
14:44, 2019-11-06

Huge amounts of abandoned fishing gear litter the world's oceans Hundreds of thousands of tonnes of abandoned fishing gear litter the world’s oceans. In some areas, the lost gear accounts for 30 per cent of the cat...
12:08, 2019-11-06

Humans Shipped an Awful Cargo Across the Seas: Cancer A cancer afflicting mussels originated off the Pacific coast of Canada, but then crossed into other species in Europe and South America....
11:16, 2019-11-06

Ancient 70-mile-long wall found in Western Iran. But who built it? Archaeologists have identified the remains of a stone wall in Iran about the length of the famous Hadrian's Wall that was built across England by the...
11:08, 2019-11-06

Why Is Australia Trying to Shut Down Climate Activism? An increasingly outraged public is demanding action in a nation intimately linked to coal mining. The government has responded by threatening a new l...
08:16, 2019-11-06

New Zealand base for methane-measuring satellite mission A satellite mission to measure global methane emissions from oil and gas facilities will be based in New Zealand, the government said on Wednesday, i...
07:32, 2019-11-06

California's Kincade Fire has a huge burn scar that can be seen from space The massive scope of damage from California's Kincade Fire can be seen from space in a disturbing new satellite image....
03:28, 2019-11-06

Over 11,000 scientists warn of ‘climate emergency’ Earth is facing a "climate emergency," a group of more than 11,000 scientists declared in a statement on Tuesday....
02:20, 2019-11-06

Wine cellar in space: 12 bottles arrive for year of aging A dozen bottles of fine French wine arrived at the space station Monday, not for the astronauts, but for science....
23:52, 2019-11-05

NASA astronaut casts Pennsylvania absentee ballot from space And you thought getting to the polls was a hassle because it's a couple of miles from home....
23:52, 2019-11-05

‘Game-Changer’ Warrant Let Detective Search Genetic Database Privacy experts say it could set a precedent, opening up all consumer DNA sites to law enforcement agencies across the country....
21:44, 2019-11-05

1 million 'cannibal' ants found trapped in Soviet-era bunker used to store nuclear weapons Nearly 1 million "cannibal" ants have been found trapped in an abandoned Soviet-era bunker in Poland used to store nuclear weapons, according to a ne...
20:44, 2019-11-05

Massive 2,000-foot asteroid to whiz past Earth later this month An asteroid slightly smaller than the largest structure in the U.S. is slated to harmlessly zoom past Earth later this month....
19:32, 2019-11-05

Inside Ancient Egyptian cat mummy, archaeologists find remains of 3 cats Scans of an ancient cat mummy revealed that the 2,500-year-old feline supposedly resting within the wrappings wasn't a single animal. Instead, the mu...
19:32, 2019-11-05

Global climate pledges need to be ramped up to keep warming below 1.5C Countries deemed to have insufficient plans include the world’s biggest emitters, China, India and the US, which on Monday started the formal process...
19:20, 2019-11-05

A quarter of all pigs have died this year due to African swine fever The hunt is on for a vaccine for African swine fever, after a quarter of the world's domestic pigs have died this year, including half of all the pig...
19:20, 2019-11-05

I tested out DNA-based food shopping and it was strange UK firm DNA Nudge has just opened a shop that recommends personalised diets based your genes, but there is little evidence that they work...
17:36, 2019-11-05

Mercury transit 2019: What to know Mercury may be in retrograde, but an even rarer celestial occurrence will happen this month when the first planet in the Solar System passes across t...
16:08, 2019-11-05

Charles Darwin may be wrong about where life started on Earth, stunning study says A new study suggests that instead of life originating in a "warm little pond" as Darwin believed, it may have come from deep-sea hydrothermal vents, ...
14:56, 2019-11-05

Fireworks and fires on bonfire night quadruple air pollution in the UK Air pollution readings from 5 November 2018 shows that levels of harmful particles tripled during bonfire night celebrations...
14:40, 2019-11-05

Fireworks and fires on bonfire night triple air pollution in the UK Air pollution readings from 5 November 2018 shows that levels of harmful particles tripled during bonfire night celebrations...
13:24, 2019-11-05

Could your home be net zero carbon? The radical plan to make it happen The UK government is planning radical changes to the way the country builds homes in order to slash their carbon emissions, but will people accept th...
13:24, 2019-11-05

We could go to Venus with today's technology, scientists say We could go to Venus tomorrow with the technology we have today, urged a NASA scientific advisory group, and the group's members would like to get a ...
12:12, 2019-11-05

Nanoparticle orientation offers a way to enhance drug delivery MIT engineers have shown that they can enhance the performance of drug-delivery nanoparticles by controlling a trait of chemical structures known as ...
12:12, 2019-11-05

Trump Serves Notice to Quit Paris Climate Agreement The United States notified the United Nations on Monday that it would leave the Paris climate agreement, staring the clock on a yearlong withdrawal p...
03:00, 2019-11-05

Trump Serves Notice to Quit Paris Climate Agreement, as Diplomats Plot to Save It The United States notified the United Nations on Monday that it would leave the Paris climate agreement, staring the clock on a yearlong withdrawal p...
02:08, 2019-11-05

Deforestation is overrated as environmental threat, study finds Deforestation's contribution to climate change is vastly overestimated, a new study concludes....
01:12, 2019-11-05

Fear and Sport Imperil Lebanon’s Striped Hyenas Poisoned, run over and shot on sight, the country’s national animal finds itself threatened by frightened humans and dated myths....
00:52, 2019-11-05

WW II submarine discovered 77 years after it vanished in the Mediterranean The wreck of Royal Navy submarine HMS Urge has been discovered 77 years after it vanished in the Mediterranean during World War II....
22:44, 2019-11-04

Army plans 'lase-off' competition to incinerate targets with lasers fired from Strykers Army is preparing to incinerate enemy weapons “targets” in an upcoming in a “lase-off” firing of its emerging Stryker-armed 50-kilowatt laser weapon ...
22:44, 2019-11-04

Trump Serves Notice to Quit Climate Accord, as Diplomats Plot to Save It The United States notified the United Nations on Monday that it would leave the Paris climate agreement, staring the clock on a yearlong withdrawal p...
21:52, 2019-11-04

Boeing tests space taxi, one of three parachutes does not open Boeing Co said on Monday that one of three parachutes failed to deploy during an otherwise successful safety test of its unmanned CST-100 Starliner c...
21:52, 2019-11-04

Banned Ozone-Harming Gas, Once on the Rise, Declines Again Emissions of CFC-11, which had risen unexpectedly since 2012, appear to have fallen off in the last two years....
21:32, 2019-11-04

Autonomous system improves environmental sampling at sea An autonomous robotic system invented by researchers at MIT and the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) efficiently sniffs out the most scien...
21:16, 2019-11-04

Chemists observe “spooky” quantum tunneling A molecule of ammonia, NH3, typically exists as an umbrella shape, with three hydrogen atoms fanned out in a nonplanar arrangement around a central n...
21:16, 2019-11-04

Invasive Grasses May Worsen Wildfires, Study Suggests Grasses that have encroached from other regions can make wildfires more frequent, according to a new study....
20:24, 2019-11-04

Miracle WWI silver cigarette case that stopped a bullet could be worth thousands A silver cigarette case that stopped a bullet from injuring a soldier during World War I could be worth thousands of dollars when it goes up for auct...
20:04, 2019-11-04

Better autonomous “reasoning” at tricky intersections MIT and Toyota researchers have designed a new model to help autonomous vehicles determine when it’s safe to merge into traffic at intersections with...
19:36, 2019-11-04

E.P.A. Weakens Rules Governing Toxic Water Pollution From Coal Plants The Trump administration on Monday moved to weaken regulations aimed at limiting the seepage of lead, arsenic and other toxic pollution into water su...
19:28, 2019-11-04

Boeing tests space taxi; one of three parachutes does not open Boeing Co said on Monday that one of three parachutes failed to open during a crucial unmanned test of the CST-100 Starliner, which the company is de...
18:56, 2019-11-04

Space capsule soars in dramatic abort test Boeing’s Starliner capsule that will eventually take astronauts into space completed a key abort test Monday when it soared for almost a mile before ...
18:36, 2019-11-04

Rare Red Sox World Series Championship baseball signed by Babe Ruth goes up for auction A rare baseball from the 1915 World Series champions Boston Red Sox signed by baseball legend and Hall of Famer Babe Ruth could be worth as much as $...
18:36, 2019-11-04

Prehistoric 'hobbit' mystery may have been solved Back in 2003, the skeletal fragments of nine small hominids were found in the Liang Bua Cave on Flores, an Indonesian Island. The find included an al...
18:36, 2019-11-04

Voyager 2’s Discoveries From Interstellar Space In its journey beyond the boundary of the solar wind’s bubble, the probe observed some notable differences from its twin, Voyager 1....
18:28, 2019-11-04

Tiny Brains Don’t Stop These Birds From Having a Complex Society Scientists discovered that vulturine guineafowl live in multilevel societies reminiscent of our own....
17:52, 2019-11-04

Cosmological crisis: We don't know if the universe is round or flat An analysis of data from the Planck space observatory suggests the universe is spherical, which would be a major headache for cosmologists...
17:36, 2019-11-04

Voyager 2 sent back its first detailed data from interstellar space Voyager 2 left our solar system in 2018 and has now sent back measurements from interstellar space, showing how our solar system interacts with its s...
17:36, 2019-11-04

Tiny artificial sunflowers could be used to harvest solar energy Solar panels could be made from rows of artificial sunflowers, each less than 1 millimetre wide, which automatically bend towards light...
17:36, 2019-11-04

NASA probe provides insight on solar system's border with interstellar space The journey of NASA's dauntless Voyager 2 spacecraft through our solar system's farthest reaches has given scientists new insight into a poorly under...
17:32, 2019-11-04

We Live in a Society. So Do These Birds. Although the vulturine guineafowl are small-brained even among birds, scientists discovered that they live in multilevel societies reminiscent of our...
17:24, 2019-11-04

Australian government to be sued over firefighting foam contamination Up to 40,000 residents of towns contaminated with chemicals from firefighting foams are set to sue the Australian government, amid cancer risk fears...
17:12, 2019-11-04

Trump can begin steps to pull US out of Paris climate deal WASHINGTON (AP) — For more than two years President Donald Trump has talked about pulling the United States out of the landmark Paris climate agreeme...
16:12, 2019-11-04

Megalodon teeth discovered in Mexico The teeth of several species of shark, including the ancient megalodon, have been discovered in Mexico....
16:12, 2019-11-04

NASA is sending cookies to space NASA is sending a zero-G oven to the International Space Station (ISS) to help astronauts make "common and widely consumed foods in space," including...
15:12, 2019-11-04

UK government rings death knell for the fracking industry The sharp reversal of support ends nearly a decade of protests, court cases and minor earthquakes without any energy being produced....
13:16, 2019-11-04

Quantum supremacy has arrived – what happens to computing now? The claim that a quantum computer has done something a classical machine can't has generated plenty of excitement, but true quantum computing will ta...
12:08, 2019-11-04

Medical students may have secretly practiced on human bodies found in 19th-century burial in Scotland The grisly discovery of human bones behind a house in the Scottish city of Aberdeen is now thought to point to a dark chapter in history — the illici...
11:24, 2019-11-04

Scientists With Links to China May Be Stealing Biomedical Research, U.S. Says Nearly 200 investigations are underway at major academic centers. Critics fear that researchers of Chinese descent are being unfairly targeted....
09:00, 2019-11-04

Technique helps robots find the front door In the not too distant future, robots may be dispatched as last-mile delivery vehicles to drop your takeout order, package, or meal-kit subscription ...
06:48, 2019-11-04

Trump Now Has an Opening to Pull the U.S. out of the Paris Climate Pact WASHINGTON (AP) — For more than two years President Donald Trump has talked about pulling the United States out of the landmark Paris climate a...
03:00, 2019-11-04

The Hyena’s Main Fear Is Fear Itself Poisoned, run over and shot on sight, the country’s national animal finds itself threatened by frightened humans and dated myths....
21:52, 2019-11-03

China launches high-res satellite able to provide stereo imagery - CCTV China launched a new high-resolution remote sensing satellite capable of providing stereoscopic imagery on Sunday, state-run media said, marking anot...
09:08, 2019-11-03

Arizona ‘Wizard Rock,’ missing 1-ton boulder, mysteriously returns Forest officials in Arizona were mystified in October when local landmark Wizard Rock, a 1-ton boulder, suddenly vanished from its position along Hig...
06:32, 2019-11-03

Supply Ship Launches Into Space With Cookie Oven and Sports Car Parts as Experiment for Future Journeys A supply ship rocketed toward the International Space Station on Saturday with sports car parts, an oven for baking cookies and a vest to protect aga...
17:48, 2019-11-02

Why Do Parrots Waste So Much Food? The behavior is so consistent across species and in the wild that some scientists think it must be intentional....
12:48, 2019-11-02

Discovering rainforest secrets atop the Eiffel Tower of the Amazon Fred Pearce climbed the 325 metre Amazon Tall Tower Observatory to learn how researchers are studying the rainforest from above...
10:32, 2019-11-02

California wildfires signal a ‘fire age,’ expert claims California's raging wildfires have consumed tens of thousands of acres, displaced thousands and knocked out power -- but could the planet be entering...
00:56, 2019-11-02

Neanderthals used eagle talons as jewelry, scientists say The toe bone of a 39,000-year-old eagle suggests that Neanderthals made pendants and ornaments from the birds' talons....
00:56, 2019-11-02

Victoria Braithwaite, Researcher Who Said Fish Feel Pain, Dies at 52 In two papers and a book, Dr. Braithwaite made the case that fish react to unpleasant stimuli and argued that they be treated humanely....
00:04, 2019-11-02

Trump to Nominate Stephen Hahn, Cancer Researcher, to Head F.D.A. In choosing him, President Trump is passing over the acting F.D.A. commissioner, Norman E. Sharpless, who has been running the agency since Scott Got...
21:04, 2019-11-01

Sheldon Breiner, 82, Dies; Used Magnetism for Explorations He developed techniques he used to help locate sunken submarines and enormous stone heads, as well as early applications for artificial intelligence....
21:04, 2019-11-01

Double-sided tape inspired by spider webs could replace surgical sutures Inspired by the sticky substance spiders shoot to catch their prey, MIT engineers have designed a special double-sided tape that can rapidly seal tis...
21:00, 2019-11-01

Exclusive: Spray-on gene editing could make genetic modification easy Genetically modifying plants could soon be almost as easy as spraying them with water. A new technique involving nanoparticles could have a wide vari...
18:12, 2019-11-01

Tactical voting campaign says maths can solve the UK's political mess A site designed to help voters who want to stop Brexit has come under fire for its recommendations, but the group behind it say it is backed by stati...
17:04, 2019-11-01

3 Questions: How to control biofilms in space Researchers from MIT will be collaborating with colleagues at the University of Colorado at Boulder on an experiment scheduled to be sent to the Inte...
16:32, 2019-11-01

Europe’s first home brain-zap device for depression launched in UK A headset that allows you to treat the symptoms of depression by zapping your brain has gone on sale in the UK...
16:28, 2019-11-01

These Researchers Are Using AI Drones to More Safely Track Wildlife In the late ’90s, wildlife conservationists Zoe Jewell and Sky Alibhai were grappling with a troubling realization. The pair had been studying ...
15:12, 2019-11-01

Asteroid impacts may be vital for exoplanets to support life, study says Past asteroid impacts may have done significant damage to life on Earth, but a new study suggests that a Goldilocks impact from a space rock might be...
15:04, 2019-11-01

NASA eyes Pluto mission Just days after NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine said that Pluto should be given back its planet status, the U.S. space agency announced that it ha...
15:04, 2019-11-01

China Is Bankrolling Green Energy Projects Around the World Perched on the ochre scrub of Argentina’s sunbaked Puna Jujeña plateau, the $400 million Cauchari power station is the world’s hig...
12:20, 2019-11-01

They Didn’t Find Life in a Hopeless Place In some of the world’s saltiest, most acidic bodies of superheated water, even the most extreme forms of archaea couldn’t survive....
12:16, 2019-11-01

Root of humanity's belief in evil possibly found Where did the spiritual concept of evil originate? One possible explanation might be people's attempts to understand and cope with infectious disease...
10:12, 2019-11-01

New class of black holes may exist, scientists say An entirely new class of black holes that scientists were unaware of may exist, according to a study....
23:16, 2019-10-31

E.P.A. to Roll Back Rules to Control Toxic Ash from Coal Plants The Trump administration is expected today to roll back rules designed to limit emissions of heavy metals like arsenic, lead and mercury from coal-fi...
22:44, 2019-10-31

We’ve found a black hole that may be smaller than any ever seen before Astronomers have spotted a black hole just 3.3 times the mass of the sun about 10,000 light years away from Earth...
19:56, 2019-10-31

A type of brainwave may help clean your brain while you sleep Slow waves of electrical activity through your brain may help rinse away its waste products while you sleep. The process seems to go awry in Alzheime...
19:56, 2019-10-31

We've finally figured out what happens when a star explodes Explosions normally require a build-up of pressure, so how can they occur in the vacuum of space when a star goes supernova? Now we have the answer...
19:56, 2019-10-31

150-million-year-old sea monster discovered in Poland The fossils of an ancient, 150-million-year-old sea monster were recently discovered in Poland....
19:00, 2019-10-31

Family in Israel discovers ancient iron hammer and nails A family uncovered an ancient iron hammer and nails during a community dig at an archaeological site in Israel....
19:00, 2019-10-31

E.P.A. Set to Roll Back Rules on Toxic Metals from Coal Plants The Trump administration is expected today to roll back rules designed to limit emissions of heavy metals like arsenic, lead and mercury from coal-fi...
18:48, 2019-10-31

Czech lab grows mustard plants for Mars Czech scientists have opened a lab to experiment growing food for environments with extreme conditions and lack of water, such as Mars....
18:08, 2019-10-31

Spain Agrees to Host Key Climate Talks After Chile Pulls Out Madrid has offered to hold the next United Nations climate talks, the leaders of Spain and Chile announced on Thursday....
17:56, 2019-10-31

Second interstellar visitor may be carrying water from beyond our solar system, shocking study suggests A shocking new study suggests that the second interstellar object ever discovered, Comet 2I/Borisov, could be carrying water on it from beyond the So...
17:20, 2019-10-31

Genetic studies have missed important gene variants in African people A study looking at gene variants in Uganda found dozens that have never been recorded, including genes associated with cardiovascular and metabolic d...
16:52, 2019-10-31

Privacy attack on DNA website reveals 93 per cent of a person's data One of the world’s biggest genetic genealogy websites, GEDmatch, has a vulnerability that means people’s data could be accessed without their permiss...
16:52, 2019-10-31

The Evolutionary Reason We Love Big, Blood-Curdling Screams Of all the sounds humans produce, nothing captures our attention quite like a good scream. They’re a regular feature of horror films, whether i...
15:56, 2019-10-31

Otzi the Iceman: Frozen moss sheds new light on his final journey Since his discovery in the Northern Italian Alps nearly 20 years ago, researchers have learned a great about Ötzi the Iceman, including what he sound...
15:24, 2019-10-31

This Fungus Fires Artillery From the Backs of Zombie Flies After Entomophthora muscae fatally infects house flies, it makes microscopic stalks for hurtling spores at other insects that come nearby....
14:52, 2019-10-31

NASA has found the 'jack-o'-lantern nebula' NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope has found a massive nebula in deep space that "looks like a celestial jack-o'-lantern." The study's researchers have g...
14:40, 2019-10-31

Shipwreck emerges on North Carolina beach, then disappears A mysterious shipwreck recently emerged on a North Carolina beach in the wake of a storm before being swallowed up by the sand....
14:40, 2019-10-31

Facebook has a plan to tackle fake news – here's why it won't work Ahead of the UK general election, Facebook says it is tackling interference and misinformation. But the firm’s efforts are unlikely to have much effe...
14:12, 2019-10-31

Time for fungus? Indonesian watchmaker turns to mushroom leather A watchmaker in Indonesia's Bandung city thinks the next step in sustainability is a wristwatch with a strap made out of the complex root structure o...
11:36, 2019-10-31

Twitter bans all political ads because they can ‘influence votes' Highly targeted political adverts give politicians who use them an unfair advantage, says Twitter, so the social media firm is banning them on its pl...
11:32, 2019-10-31

Delivery drones could land on public transport to extend their range By landing on the roofs of busses, delivery drones could travel four-and-a-half times as far, making them more useful for transporting packages...
11:12, 2019-10-31

NASA might bring pieces of Mars to Earth in a Darth Vader helmet WASHINGTON — Scientists studying Mars have wanted pieces of the Red Planet here on Earth for decades, and they are finally getting their shot at desi...
10:32, 2019-10-31

Europe’s first brain stimulation device for depression launched in UK A headset that allows you to treat the symptoms of depression by zapping your brain has gone on sale in the UK...
08:48, 2019-10-31

Increased Antarctic sea ice may have contributed to past ice ages Upside-down "rivers" of warm ocean water may be one of the causes of Antarctica's ice shelves breaking up, leading to a rise in sea levels. But a new...
23:52, 2019-10-30

White House Pressed Car Makers to Join Its Fight Over California Emissions Rules Monday’s surprise move by G.M., Toyota and other car makers to back President Trump in his fight with California over pollution rules followed calls ...
23:48, 2019-10-30

How Contaminated Stool Stored in a Freezer Left a Fecal Transplant Patient Dead The doctors who treated him, and another patient who fell ill, detailed the mistakes in a paper published Wednesday in a renowned medical journal....
22:16, 2019-10-30

A Physics Magic Trick: Take 2 Sheets of Carbon and Twist The study of graphene was starting to go out of style, but new experiments with sheets of the ultrathin material revealed there was much left to lear...
22:16, 2019-10-30

J-WAFS zeroes in on food security as agricultural impacts of the climate crisis become more apparent Early this August, the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change issued yet another in a series of grave and disquieting reports outlining the ext...
21:40, 2019-10-30

US WWII shipwreck discovered in the Philippine Sea is the deepest ever found The deepest sunken shipwreck ever discovered has been found in the Philippine Sea, researchers announced Wednesday....
19:44, 2019-10-30

AI pet-swapping app shows you what your dog would look like as a bear NVIDIA, a chip manufacturer, has made an app that uses AI to show you what your pet would like if it were another animal...
19:24, 2019-10-30

Will Google bail if its quantum computer doesn’t turn a quick profit? Google is famous for ditching projects it loses interest in. The road to workable quantum computers will be long, but we must stick with it, says Dou...
19:24, 2019-10-30

The ‘nuclear pasta’ in neutron stars could transform particle physics To learn more about the mysteries of quantum chromodynamics, we are probing the universe’s densest stars, says Chanda Prescod-Weinstein in her latest...
19:24, 2019-10-30

Ötzi the Iceman's last journey revealed by moss found in his stomach Researchers have managed to stitch together the final route Ötzi the Iceman took before he died by analysing 75 species of plant found with him...
19:24, 2019-10-30

Experimental cancer drug that targets gene mutation can shrink tumours A drug that targets cancers with a mutated KRAS gene removed tumours in 8 out of 10 mice and shrunk tumours in 2 out of 4 people...
19:24, 2019-10-30

DeepMind’s StarCraft-playing AI beats 99.8 per cent of human gamers AlphaStar, the AI built by tech firm DeepMind, has reached the top ranks of StarCraft II players, above 99.8 per cent of human gamers...
19:24, 2019-10-30

Double-sided tape for tissues could replace surgical sutures Inspired by a sticky substance that spiders use to catch their prey, MIT engineers have designed a double-sided tape that can rapidly seal tissues to...
19:20, 2019-10-30

System provides cooling with no electricity Imagine a device that can sit outside under blazing sunlight on a clear day, and without using any power cool things down by more than 23 degrees Fah...
19:20, 2019-10-30

Two-legged robot mimics human balance while running and jumping Rescuing victims from a burning building, a chemical spill, or any disaster that is inaccessible to human responders could one day be a mission for r...
19:20, 2019-10-30

Ancient Mesopotamian empire collapsed because of a massive dust storm, study says An ancient civilization that ruled Mesopotamia nearly 4,000 years ago was likely wiped out because of disastrous dust storms, a new study suggests....
19:00, 2019-10-30

Study triples population at risk of climate-triggered floods WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of people threatened by climate change-triggered flooding is about three times higher than previously thought, a new stu...
19:00, 2019-10-30

Sorry, having sex won't start labour - but rubbing your nipples might Having sex might have helped start your pregnancy but it’s not going to help you when push comes to shove...
18:20, 2019-10-30

Electric cars could charge in 10 minutes with a new kind of battery New batteries will mean it could take just 10 minutes to charge electric cars enough to travel 300 kilometres – and the batteries still work after 25...
16:44, 2019-10-30

Chile, Rocked by Unrest, Withdraws From Hosting Climate and Trade Summits President Sebastián Piñera said on Wednesday that his country, which has been rocked by a wave of recent protests, was not in a position to host the ...
16:36, 2019-10-30

Chile Withdraws From Hosting Key Summits on Climate and Trade President Sebastián Piñera said on Wednesday that his country, which has been rocked by a wave of recent protests, was not in a position to host the ...
16:20, 2019-10-30

In Lebanon, the Hyena’s Main Fear Is Fear Itself Poisoned, run over and shot on sight, the country’s national animal finds itself threatened by frightened humans and dated myths....
16:00, 2019-10-30

Chernobyl shocker as endangered wild horses take up residence in the Exclusion Zone Researchers have made a shocking discovery in the abandoned Chernobyl Exclusion Zone — it's now home to endangered wild horses....
15:36, 2019-10-30

Army sets sights on next generation of Monuments Men The U.S. Army is joining forces with the Smithsonian to train the next generation of "Monuments Men," the celebrated experts who saved artworks and h...
15:36, 2019-10-30

Explosion in Antarctic sea ice levels may cause another ice age Upside-down "rivers" of warm ocean water may be one of the causes of Antarctica's ice shelves breaking up, leading to a rise in sea levels. But a new...
14:00, 2019-10-30

Alien water may have been found on interstellar comet Borisov Comet Borisov was recently detected entering the solar system from interstellar space, and now it seems it is carrying water from another planetary s...
13:04, 2019-10-30

All-seeing eyes: The epic plan to track almost everything on Earth Firms are racing to create a real-time database of every object on Earth larger than a car. It would help investors and conservationists, but could i...
13:04, 2019-10-30

Psychological studies that rely on Amazon workers may be wrong People seem to be answering survey questions randomly on Amazon's crowdsourcing website, which could mean many academic studies are wrong...
12:21, 2019-10-30

An H.I.V. Outbreak Puts Spotlight on Pakistan’s Health Care System After the reuse of syringes infected hundreds of children in a small city, health workers say the entire system needs to be revamped....
11:32, 2019-10-30

Human-size blob drifts by divers. And it's packed with hundreds of thousands of baby squid. A trio of divers off the western coast of Norway had a close encounter with a drifting gelatinous blob — a squid's egg sac as big as an adult human....
10:16, 2019-10-30

Self-transforming robot blocks jump, spin, flip, and identify each other Swarms of simple, interacting robots have the potential to unlock stealthy abilities for accomplishing complex tasks. Getting these robots to achieve...
05:40, 2019-10-30

U.S. Blames Drug Shortages on Low Prices and a ‘Broken Marketplace’ A government task force suggested that providers pay more for lifesaving generics and that the drugs receive quality ratings....
00:20, 2019-10-30

Sea-level rise could threaten up to 480 million people, new study claims Rising seas this century could flood coastal areas that up to 480 million people call home, according to a study published on Tuesday....
23:16, 2019-10-29

Lost cemetery may be on Florida high school campus A lost cemetery may be on the campus of a Florida high school, say experts and officials, sparking a high-tech search of the school’s grounds....
20:00, 2019-10-29

Wreck of 18th-century ship that sank 'in dubious circumstances' discovered after 40-year search Divers in Norway have discovered the wreck of an 18th-century Dutch merchant ship that has eluded searchers for decades....
19:44, 2019-10-29

Generic Version of Xanax Is Recalled by F.D.A. The manufacturer, Mylan Pharmaceuticals, said a batch of alprazolam tablets distributed in July and August might contain a foreign substance....
18:00, 2019-10-29

Up to 630 million people could be threatened by rising seas Three times more people than we thought are living on land threatened by flooding from sea level rises by 2100, with the threat particularly severe i...
17:40, 2019-10-29

The Air Force’s Mysterious X-37B Space Plane Lands After 2 Years Doing Classified Space Plane Stuff (CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla.) — The Air Force’s mystery space plane is back on Earth, following a record-breaking two-year mission. The X-37B la...
17:32, 2019-10-29

Hubble Telescope spots 'ghostly face' in space The Hubble Telescope has spotted two galaxies colliding into one another, creating "a ghostly face" in space....
17:08, 2019-10-29

Asteroid Hygiea could become the tiniest dwarf planet As the debate rages on whether Pluto, currently a dwarf planet, should be given back its planet status, it may soon be joined by an asteroid that cou...
17:08, 2019-10-29

UFOs? Gardener takes stunning cloud pics that look like flying saucers A gardener in Tetbury, England captured stunning pictures of a group of purple clouds that look like hovering UFOs....
17:08, 2019-10-29

Students present mechanical engineering projects that have global impact One event has become a hallmark of nearly every academic conference: the poster session. Posters summarizing research are tacked onto endless rows of...
16:52, 2019-10-29

AI could solve baffling three-body problem that stumped Isaac Newton The three-body problem has vexed mathematicians and physicists for 300 years, but AI can find solutions far faster than any other method anyone has c...
15:36, 2019-10-29

How to Help Your Body Adjust to Colder Weather Fall is here, and the mercury is falling in thermostats across the northern hemisphere. The good news: Not only will your body acclimate to the coole...
14:28, 2019-10-29

Newly discovered brain cells help us recall where we last saw objects We’ve discovered brain cells help us judge the distance to an object, and they remain active even if we can no longer see the object suggesting a rol...
14:12, 2019-10-29

Can video games help reduce symptoms of mental health conditions? Video game developer Ninja Theory has previously worked with scientists to portray psychosis and now plans to create games to aid mental health...
14:12, 2019-10-29

Enormous great white shark spotted swimming upside down in Australia A giant great white shark gave shark-diving tourists a rare treat when it was spotted swimming upside down off the coast of South Australia....
13:28, 2019-10-29

If there's a wormhole hiding in our galaxy, could we really find it? Wormholes, passageways that connect one universe or time to another, are still only theoretical — but that doesn't mean physicists aren't looking for...
10:08, 2019-10-29

New TB Vaccine Could Save Millions of Lives, Study Suggests There are 10 million new cases each year of tuberculosis, now the leading infectious cause of death worldwide. Even a partly effective vaccine could ...
06:12, 2019-10-29

Ancestral home of modern humans is in Botswana, scientists find Scientists believe they have traced humans' ancestral home to a wetland that existed in modern-day Botswana....
00:48, 2019-10-29

General Motors Sides With Trump in Emissions Fight, Splitting the Industry General Motors, Fiat Chrysler, Toyota and other auto giants said they were intervening on the side of the Trump administration in an escalating battl...
00:12, 2019-10-29

General Motors Sides With Trump in Emissions Battle, Splitting the Industry General Motors, Fiat Chrysler, Toyota and other auto giants said they were intervening on the side of the Trump administration in an escalating battl...
23:32, 2019-10-28

California's destructive Kincade wildfire seen from space As Californians deal with the onslaught from several fast-moving, massive wildfires being battled across the state, the devastation can be seen from ...
23:24, 2019-10-28

Here’s What California’s Kincade Wildfire Looks Like From Space Northern California’s Kincade wildfire has grown so large that a satellite was able to record the plumes from 22,300 miles away in space. The f...
23:20, 2019-10-28

John T. Tate, Familiar Name in the World of Numbers, Dies at 94 Many of his explanations of fundamental ideas now bear his name, a much-honored one among mathematicians....
23:00, 2019-10-28

Humankind's ancestral 'homeland' pinpointed in Botswana A large ancient wetlands region spanning northern Botswana - once teeming with life but now dominated by desert and salt flats - may represent the an...
22:48, 2019-10-28

Palatial Roman home buried in ash from Mount Vesuvius reveals its riches An opulent Roman house that was buried in ash from the Mount Vesuvius eruption has been reopened to the public for the first time in more than 30 yea...
20:52, 2019-10-28

Surprisingly round asteroid may actually be the smallest dwarf planet The best ever image of the asteroid Hygiea has revealed its shape for the first time and it looks as if it is round enough to be a tiny dwarf planet ...
18:48, 2019-10-28

Air Force’s mysterious X-37B space plane returns to Earth after record-breaking 780 days in orbit The U.S. Air Force’s secretive X-37B space plane returned to Earth on Sunday after completing more than two years in orbit....
17:44, 2019-10-28

Nature can help solve optimization problems Today's best digital computers still struggle to solve, in a practical time frame, a certain class of problem: combinatorial optimization problems, o...
17:20, 2019-10-28

Collision course: a geological mystery in the Himalayas According to Craig Martin, deciphering Earth’s geologic past is like an ant climbing over a car crash. “You’ve got to work out how the car crash happ...
17:20, 2019-10-28

New synthesis method yields degradable polymers MIT chemists have devised a way to synthesize polymers that can break down more readily in the body and in the environment. A chemical reaction calle...
17:20, 2019-10-28

J-PAL North America announces five new partnerships with state and local governments J-PAL North America, a research center in MIT’s Department of Economics, announced new partnerships with five state and local governments across the ...
17:20, 2019-10-28

Searching for a Rectangular Sun Above the Arctic Circle As polar winter sets in during an expedition on a research vessel, a reporter hopes she’ll catch a glimpse of a brilliant mirage....
16:44, 2019-10-28

Meet the Bloodsuckers Vampires get all the attention at this time of year, but bloodthirsty leeches, insects and birds are just as compelling — and they’re real....
16:44, 2019-10-28

Amazing pictures show squirrel with a pumpkin on its head A wildlife photographer snapped incredible images of two squirrels playing with a carved pumpkin and one even putting the jack-o-lantern on its head....
16:16, 2019-10-28

Cannibalistic smiling salamander may unlock secrets for limb regeneration A rare form of salamander that eats its own siblings may be the key to unlocking limb regeneration in humans....
15:08, 2019-10-28

Asteroid impact 13K years ago wiped out woolly mammoths, sabre-tooth cats in mini ice age: study A shocking new study claims the "smoking gun" behind the extinction of a number of animals and plants has been found: a massive asteroid that hit the...
14:44, 2019-10-28

Massive asteroid impact 13K years ago wiped out woolly mammoths, sabre-tooth cats: study A shocking new study claims the "smoking gun" behind the extinction of a number of animals and plants has been found: a massive asteroid that hit the...
14:16, 2019-10-28

NASA mission to Europa could 'possibly sense life' NASA is slated to explore Jupiter's moon Europa in the next 10 years, but a scientist working on the project believes there's a chance the mission co...
14:16, 2019-10-28

California fires see 200,000 evacuated while 3 million may lose power For the third year in a row an enormous wildfire is destroying homes and properties in California, with smaller fires raging elsewhere in the state...
14:04, 2019-10-28

Medieval Scottish man reconstructed for first time Archaeologists have reconstructed the weathered face of a balding, middle-age man suffering from back trouble and severe dental disease. He died more...
11:00, 2019-10-28

NASA shares image of the sun resembling a jack-o’-lantern NASA on Sunday got into the Halloween spirit and posted an image of the sun that resembled a flaming jack-o’-lantern....
08:40, 2019-10-28

Helping autonomous vehicles see around corners To improve the safety of autonomous systems, MIT engineers have developed a system that can sense tiny changes in shadows on the ground to determine ...
05:32, 2019-10-28

Supercomputer analyzes web traffic across entire internet Using a supercomputing system, MIT researchers have developed a model that captures what web traffic looks like around the world on a given day, whic...
05:32, 2019-10-28

Wildfire threat sparks seed-collection projects to reforest charred hillsides With warmer temperatures, an increase in the frequency of drought and the severity of wildfires on the rise, many scientists say the necessity of see...
04:16, 2019-10-28

Samsung 'SpaceSelfie' satellite crash-lands in Michigan yard, reports say A Samsung pseudo space satellite fell out of the sky on Saturday morning, landing on a farm in Merrill, Michigan - located 45 minutes west of Saginaw...
02:56, 2019-10-28

A Dutch Inventor Has Unveiled a Device that Scoops Plastic out of Rivers ROTTERDAM, Netherlands (AP) — Dutch inventor Boyan Slat is widening his effort to clean up floating plastic from the Pacific Ocean by moving in...
02:52, 2019-10-28