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2020-01-20
 

What We Know About China’s New Coronavirus A respiratory illness has killed at least three people in China and sickened more than 200. Cases have also been reported in Japan, South Korea and T...
12:44, 2020-01-20

The wildfires and melting ice that science warned us about are here News reports of long-predicted disasters are starting to sound familiar. Scientists, too, must carry on repeating calls for rapid cuts to carbon emis...
11:40, 2020-01-20

It’s Fish vs. Dams, and the Dams Are Winning Thousands of dams across New York, many abandoned, are blocking fish migrations. A movement to remove them is growing....
11:20, 2020-01-20

Deadly Mystery Virus Reported in 2 New Chinese Cities and South Korea The spread of the pneumonialike illness to two other cities comes ahead of the Lunar New Year, when hundreds of millions will travel....
07:28, 2020-01-20

SpaceX’s Explosive Test May Launch Year of Renewed Human Spaceflight A NASA program could be ready to launch astronauts to orbit once again, and the number of people traveling to space could surge....
23:44, 2020-01-19

A Small Step for Space Force Is Not a Giant Leap for Uniform Design The unveiling of the new military branch’s name tape — “U.S. Space Force,” embroidered in blue — was overshadowed by reactions to its familiar camouf...
21:52, 2020-01-19

SpaceX Launch: Highlights From the Crew Dragon Safety Test To prove it is safe for astronauts, the company tested its Crew Dragon capsule’s rescue system....
20:00, 2020-01-19

SpaceX launches, purposefully destroys rocket in critical astronaut escape test SpaceX has intentionally destroyed one of its rockets in an unmanned emergency escape test to prove it can keep the capsule’s astronauts safe in a cr...
17:48, 2020-01-19

SpaceX astronaut capsule splashes down off Florida after rocket failure test Elon Musk's SpaceX simulated a dramatic emergency landing on Sunday to test a crucial abort system on an unmanned astronaut capsule, the company's fi...
17:40, 2020-01-19

SpaceX capsule splashes down after rocket failure test Elon Musk's SpaceX simulated a dramatic emergency landing on Sunday to test a key abort system on an unmanned astronaut capsule, the company's final ...
17:40, 2020-01-19

SpaceX Launches and Destroys Rocket in Astronaut Escape Test (CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla.) — SpaceX completed the last big test of its crew capsule before launching astronauts in as little as two months, mimicki...
17:36, 2020-01-19

SpaceX Launch Updates: Rocket Destroyed in Crew Dragon Safety Test To prove it is safe for astronauts, the company will test its Crew Dragon capsule’s rescue system....
16:56, 2020-01-19

SpaceX Launch Live Updates: Counting Down to Test That Will Destroy Rocket To prove it is safe for astronauts, the company will test its Crew Dragon capsule’s rescue system....
16:04, 2020-01-19

SpaceX to attempt rocket failure test again after bad weather delay Elon Musk's SpaceX will try again on Sunday to destroy one of its own rockets in a test of a crucial emergency abort system, a day after bad weather ...
15:52, 2020-01-19

SpaceX Launch Live Updates: Awaiting Safety Test That Will Destroy Rocket To prove it is safe for astronauts, the company will test its Crew Dragon capsule’s rescue system....
15:48, 2020-01-19

SpaceX Launch Live Updates: 60 Minutes Until Test That Will Destroy Rocket To prove it is safe for astronauts, the company will test its Crew Dragon capsule’s rescue system....
15:04, 2020-01-19

SpaceX Launch Updates: 90 Minutes Until Test That Will Destroy Rocket To prove it is safe for astronauts, the company will test its Crew Dragon capsule’s rescue system....
14:36, 2020-01-19

China Reports New Cases of Deadly Virus, Adding to Fears of Outbreak The spread of the pneumonialike illness comes ahead of the Lunar New Year, when hundreds of millions will travel....
10:36, 2020-01-19

Releasing rescued orangutans into the wild doesn’t boost populations Orangutan orphanages nurse animals back to health and release them into the wild, but that doesn’t seem to increase the population of these endangere...
08:24, 2020-01-19

SpaceX to try rocket failure test again after bad weather delay Elon Musk's SpaceX will try again on Sunday to destroy one of its own rockets in a test of a crucial emergency abort system, a day after bad weather ...
06:24, 2020-01-19

China Reports 17 New Cases of Mysterious Virus The spread of the pneumonialike illness adds to fears of a broader outbreak ahead of China’s busiest travel season....
05:12, 2020-01-19

Klimt painting found in wall of Italian museum was stolen from same gallery in 1997, authenticators say Klimt’s “Portrait of a Lady,” which was acquired by the Ricci Oddi gallery of modern art in 1925, went missing in 1997...
20:56, 2020-01-18

Bad weather forces delay of SpaceX simulated rocket failure test Bad weather forced Elon Musk's SpaceX to delay until Sunday a test in which it will destroy one of its own rockets in a trial of a crucial emergency ...
13:20, 2020-01-18

SpaceX Test Delayed to Sunday A successful demonstration of the abort system on the company’s Crew Dragon capsule would set up the next flight, which is to have astronauts aboard....
12:40, 2020-01-18

Scientists made a bow tie-shaped molecule and it changes colour A molecule shaped like a bow tie changes colour in the presence of toxic chemicals, which could make it useful for monitoring air...
11:48, 2020-01-18

Musk's SpaceX to simulate rocket failure in final astronaut capsule test Elon Musk's SpaceX is gearing up to destroy one of its own rockets on Saturday to test a crucial emergency abort system on an unmanned astronaut caps...
06:32, 2020-01-18

Heartbreaking Australia wildfire photos shared by NASA astronaut A NASA astronaut posted heartbreaking photographs of the smoke that has blanketed Australia as wildfires continue to ravage the continent....
00:24, 2020-01-18

'Dancing dragon' shows feathers grew differently on dinosaurs and birds An exquisite fossil of a fierce little Chinese dinosaur dubbed the "dancing dragon" that lived 120 million years ago - an older cousin of the Velocir...
00:08, 2020-01-18

W.H.O. Warns That Pipeline for New Antibiotics Is Running Dry In two new reports, the global health agency says only government intervention can fix the broken market for new antimicrobial drugs....
22:56, 2020-01-17

SpaceX Prepares to Destroy Rocket for NASA in Safety Test A successful test on Saturday morning might set up a flight in March with astronauts aboard the company’s Crew Dragon capsule....
22:56, 2020-01-17

Watch the first ever video of a chemical bond breaking and forming A chemical bond between two metal atoms has been filmed breaking and forming for the first time – something scientists say they only dreamed of seein...
21:12, 2020-01-17

Taal volcano eruption devours crater lake The eruption of the Taal volcano in the Philippines has almost devoured a crater lake on the volcanic island....
20:52, 2020-01-17

At the Bottom of the Sea, They Wait to Feast on Alligators Usually the large reptiles feed on other creatures. But scientists found a surprise at the bottom of the Gulf of Mexico....
20:32, 2020-01-17

Ingestible medical devices can be broken down with light A variety of medical devices can be inserted into the gastrointestinal tract to treat, diagnose, or monitor GI disorders. Many of these have to be re...
20:20, 2020-01-17

Dinosaur extinction was 'all about the asteroid,' casting doubt about volcano's impact, new study says Several studies have suggested a volcano eruption played a greater role in the extinction of the dinosaurs than the asteroid that crashed into modern...
17:24, 2020-01-17

Scientists unlock secrets about mysterious giant squid Not much is known about the mysterious giant squid, a creature that was first captured on film in 2005. Now, researchers have decoded the giant cepha...
15:40, 2020-01-17

Chinese Chang’e 4 engineer explains how to garden on the moon The brains behind the first plant ever to germinate on the moon explains how the Chinese mission succeeded...
15:08, 2020-01-17

Despite ‘Unsupportable’ Bloodstain Analysis, No Relief for Man Convicted of Murder Joe Bryan has maintained his innocence since his sentencing for the 1985 murder. The highest criminal court in Texas this week denied a last-ditch ef...
13:52, 2020-01-17

5 California mountain lions caught on video outside home in rarity for solitary creatures Five California mountain lions were seen together on home surveillance video in a rare gathering of the notoriously solitary big cats....
11:28, 2020-01-17

Incan idol that allegedly escaped conquistadors' destruction is real, new analysis shows A basketball-player-size wooden idol that allegedly escaped destruction by the Spanish conquistadors is real — but it may not be quite what people su...
11:28, 2020-01-17

Despite Faulty Bloodstain Analysis, No Relief for a 79-Year-Old Convicted of Killing His Wife Joe Bryan has maintained his innocence since his sentencing for the 1985 murder. The highest criminal court in Texas this week denied a last-ditch ef...
11:24, 2020-01-17

The Goop Lab on Netflix shows how easy it is to fall for bad science Instead of turning off Gwyneth Paltrow’s new alternative health Netflix series The Goop Lab, we should watch it for lessons in how to spot bad scienc...
09:40, 2020-01-17

Benzodiazepine prescriptions reach ‘disturbing’ levels in the US Addictive benzodiazepines are prescribed at 66 million doctor appointments a year in the US – often with opioids, making it easier to fatally overdos...
06:28, 2020-01-17

Newly discovered documents reveal patriot pastor's tragic tale, Revolutionary War Jewish persecution Newly discovered documents that were recovered from the drowned body of a patriot pastor shed light on the fight for religious freedom during the Rev...
05:04, 2020-01-17

Massive Philippines volcano eruption sends ash 9 miles up, stunning images reveal The Taal Volcano eruption in the Philippines on Sunday blasted ash plumes 9 miles into the air, amazing new satellite imagery reveals....
23:24, 2020-01-16

Belgian man arrested in Peru airport with 20 live birds in suitcase, investigators say A Belgian man was arrested Monday at an airport in Peru with 20 live birds crammed inside tiny boxes he hid in his suitcase, investigators said....
21:04, 2020-01-16

A robot equipped with real pigeon feathers flies like a living bird Pigeons feathers are remarkably complex and understanding how they work has led to the first robot that flies like a pigeon, dubbed PigeonBot...
20:56, 2020-01-16

Microsoft says it will cut emissions to be carbon negative by 2030 Microsoft says that by 2030 it will remove more carbon from the environment than it emits, and by 2050 it plans to offset all emissions the firm has ...
20:56, 2020-01-16

Meteorite or Volcano? New Clues to the Dinosaurs’ Demise Twin calamities marked the end of the Cretaceous period, and scientists are presenting new evidence of which drove one of Earth’s great extinctions....
20:16, 2020-01-16

Queen Victoria's dress, boots, stockings and underwear discovered in cabinet A treasure trove of items belonging to Queen Victoria has been discovered in a cabinet in England for 100 years and could sell for a pretty penny at ...
19:28, 2020-01-16

Ancient shark used its teeth like the blade of a power tool The extinct shark Edestus used its teeth like saw blades, sliding them past each other like a power tool to slice through the soft flesh of its prey...
18:56, 2020-01-16

Possible 'Super-Earth' planet discovered nearly 4 light years away from Earth The nearest star to our sun, Proxima Centauri, may actually be host to two planets, including a "Super-Earth," according to a new study....
18:24, 2020-01-16

Newly-discovered documents reveal patriot pastor's tragic tale, Revolutionary War Jewish persecution Newly-discovered documents that were recovered from the drowned body of a patriot pastor shed light on the fight for religious freedom during the Rev...
18:24, 2020-01-16

Ancient shark used its teeth like the blade of a power saw The extinct shark Edestus used its teeth like saw blades, sliding them past each other like a power tool to slice through the soft flesh of its prey...
18:08, 2020-01-16

What Wolf Pups That Play Fetch Reveal About Your Dog If wolf pups will retrieve a ball for a stranger, no training necessary, maybe dogs’ wild ancestors were also ready for human games....
17:56, 2020-01-16

'Strange,' mysterious objects spotted orbiting Milky Way's black hole Astronomers have spotted four "strange" objects orbiting the massive black hole at the center of the Milky Way galaxy, according to a new study....
16:52, 2020-01-16

Neanderthal beachcombers went diving for seashells, scientists discover Neanderthals hardly conjure up images of prehistoric beach life, but scientists have revealed surprising new details of how our extinct relatives sur...
16:52, 2020-01-16

Uploading your brain will leave you exposed to software glitches Think a digital version of your mind will allow you to live forever? It might, but it will also open you up to software manipulation and server probl...
15:28, 2020-01-16

Rich People Don’t Just Live Longer. They Also Get More Healthy Years. Wealthy men and women generally have seven to nine more years of “disability-free” life after age 50 than poor people do, according to a new study of...
15:28, 2020-01-16

Mysterious drone swarms flying at night are baffling US authorities Swarms of drones have been seen flying over Colorado, Nebraska and Wyoming in the past few weeks, but no one has claimed responsibility...
12:36, 2020-01-16

Cosmic gatekeeper divides Solar System in two The rocky planets closest to the sun are made up of very different materials than the gas giants in the outer solar system. That's because billions o...
11:08, 2020-01-16

YouTube Has Been ‘Actively Promoting’ Videos Spreading Climate Denialism, According to New Report YouTube has been “actively promoting” videos containing misinformation about climate change, a report released Thursday by campaign group...
10:12, 2020-01-16

How Anti-Vaccine Activists Defeated a Bill to End Religious Exemptions Protests by parents, opposition from an ultra-Orthodox Jewish group and support from anti-vaccine celebrities coalesced to doom the New Jersey effort...
09:16, 2020-01-16

Mile-long asteroid could be dangerous to life on Earth in millions of years if it breaks up: scientists A massive mile-long double asteroid linked to a one-inch meteor that streaked a fireball over Japan three years ago could threaten humanity in millio...
09:08, 2020-01-16

Swapping breakfast for brunch on weekends may lead to weight gain Eating later meals at the weekend may cause us to put on weight because our metabolisms are used to processing food at the same times each day...
07:24, 2020-01-16

Significant Mount Everest ice loss revealed in spy satellite images The glaciers around Mount Everest have lost a staggering amount of ice, according to declassified spy satellite photographs....
02:28, 2020-01-16

Deep-sea microbe sheds light on primordial evolutionary milestone A microorganism scooped up in deep-sea mud off Japan's coast has helped scientists unlock the mystery of one of the watershed evolutionary events for...
23:52, 2020-01-15

Navy SEAL, doctor becomes astronaut: 'A true privilege and honor' Dr. Jonny Kim, son of poor South Korean immigrants who arrived in Los Angeles in the early 1980s, is the American Dream....
22:48, 2020-01-15

Neanderthals Could Swim. They Even Dived. Shell tools found in a Neanderthal cave may have been retrieved from water as deep as 13 feet....
21:00, 2020-01-15

Marine heatwave known as 'the blob' killed a million US seabirds A million seabirds that died along the US west coast between 2015 and 2016 were likely the victims of an unprecedented marine heatwave in the Pacific...
20:40, 2020-01-15

They Could Swim. They Even Dived. They Were Neanderthals. Shell tools found in a Neanderthal cave may have been retrieved from water as deep as 13 feet....
20:24, 2020-01-15

Forget exercise and diet fads – this is the secret of a healthy life New Scientist columnist Graham Lawton has just written a scientific guide to healthy diet, sleep and exercise – and says the evidence for what works ...
19:36, 2020-01-15

Weird dust balls seen impossibly close to our galaxy’s huge black hole At the centre of our galaxy, six strange clouds that look like dust and gas orbit a black hole so closely that if they were really just clouds they s...
19:36, 2020-01-15

Strange spider-shaped microorganisms could be our distant ancestors Since the discovery of Asgard archaea in 2015, evidence has mounted that these peculiar single-celled organisms could be the source of all complex li...
19:36, 2020-01-15

DeepMind found an AI learning technique also works in human brains Researchers at tech firm DeepMind have found that a learning technique used by AI is also used by dopamine neurons in the brain...
19:36, 2020-01-15

Fever chart: Earth had its hottest decade on record in 2010s WASHINGTON (AP) — The decade that just ended was by far the hottest ever measured on Earth, capped off by the second-warmest year on record, two U.S....
19:08, 2020-01-15

Earth's oceans have warmed by rate of more than 3B atomic bombs over past 70 years, shocking study says A shocking new study notes that the amount of heat that has been put into the planet's oceans from human activity over the past 70 years is the equiv...
19:08, 2020-01-15

Heart-warming pictures show lion cub nuzzling its mother A lioness at the Edinburgh Zoo in Scotland was captured on film nuzzling its five-month-old cub, British news agency SWNS reports....
19:08, 2020-01-15

4 pound gold bar found decades ago identified as stolen Aztec treasure A 4-pound gold bar that was discovered during construction work in Mexico City nearly 40 years ago has been identified as a long-lost Aztec treasure ...
18:00, 2020-01-15

Living 'concrete' made from bacteria used to create replicating bricks Buildings may one day be made using a strain of bacteria that creates a concrete-like material when combined with sand and nutrients...
17:32, 2020-01-15

4,000-pound gold bar found decades ago identified as stolen Aztec treasure A 4,000-pound gold bar that was discovered during construction work in Mexico City nearly 40 years ago has been identified as a long-lost Aztec treas...
16:44, 2020-01-15

Taal Volcano Eases, but Philippines Worries Worst Is to Come The potential threat alarms a country that is no stranger to natural disasters like typhoons, earthquakes, mudslides, tsunamis and floods....
15:44, 2020-01-15

Comets may have delivered 'essential element' for life on Earth, researchers say A new study suggests that comets had a huge hand in helping life form on Earth, bringing integral elements such as phosphorus, "an essential element ...
15:08, 2020-01-15

Exclusive: UK considering ambitious new climate plan soon after Brexit The UK government is considering a new, more ambitious blueprint to reduce its carbon emissions after the country leaves the European Union at the en...
14:44, 2020-01-15

What are the ethics of CGI actors – and will they replace real ones? James Dean is set to be the latest actor to star in a film long after his death, but the rise of true Hollywood immortality raises big ethical questi...
14:44, 2020-01-15

Illinois zoo staff, visitors heartbroken after female lion euthanized less than 2 weeks after longtime mate In just two weeks, the Illinois based Brookfield Zoo has been forced to euthanize both of its African Lions....
13:20, 2020-01-15

What it’s like to trip on psilocybin for a scientific research study The psychoactive compound psilocybin may hold promise for treating depression, but how do we know it’s safe? Sam Wong volunteered for a study to find...
12:28, 2020-01-15

Mystery of orb in a record-breaking Leonardo Da Vinci painting deepens The likely Leonardo da Vinci painting "Salvator Mundi" looks straightforward at first glance: a depiction of Jesus Christ in Renaissance-era clothing...
12:00, 2020-01-15

Australia's fire-driven storms are pumping smoke into the stratosphere Thunderstorms generated by the Australian bushfires are very likely to have pumped as much smoke into the stratosphere as a volcanic eruption...
10:04, 2020-01-15

Zeroing in on decarbonization To avoid the most destructive consequences of climate change, the world’s electric energy systems must stop producing carbon by 2050. It seems like a...
06:20, 2020-01-15

Tiny 'xenobots' made from cells could heal our bodies and clean the environment Scientists have created tiny machines comprised of biological materials that could one day heal our bodies or clean up the environment....
02:24, 2020-01-15

Scottish 16th-century woman scarred by leprosy seen in amazing digital reconstruction Scientists have digitally reconstructed the face of a Scottish woman who was scarred by leprosy more than 500 years ago....
01:44, 2020-01-15

Miscarriage and ectopic pregnancy may trigger PTSD and depression Around one in six women who experience early pregnancy loss have symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder, anxiety or depression nine months later...
01:40, 2020-01-15

Bone-eating life-form found in strange alligator-corpse study A weird study that involved alligator corpses also turned up a bone-eating life form in the depths of the sea....
00:16, 2020-01-15

Nuclear winter would trigger a global famine, but one expert says his doomsday diet could save humanity A full-scale nuclear war would likely trigger a worldwide period of cold and darkness that could spark a famine....
23:12, 2020-01-14

Germany could have won key World War II battle if they made these tactical changes, study says A startling new study suggests that Germany could have won a key battle in World War II and perhaps changed the outcome of the war if they had made a...
19:52, 2020-01-14

Your microbiome reveals more about your health than your genes do The microbes that live inside you say more than your genes do about your likelihood of developing health conditions ranging from asthma to cancer and...
19:20, 2020-01-14

Australia fires: NASA warns that smoke from bushfires will travel around the world Smoke from the devastating Australian bushfires will travel around the globe, according to data compiled by NASA....
19:00, 2020-01-14

Centuries-old painting discovered in cathedral souvenir shop may be work of Renaissance master Experts have uncovered a painting beneath centuries of dirt in St. Stephen’s Cathedral in Vienna that may be the work of a famed Renaissance artist....
17:40, 2020-01-14

Mysterious Saturn moon could be best place to look for extraterrestrial life, top physicist says The former director of NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory and the current project scientist for the Voyager program, Ed Stone, is pleading with the spa...
17:40, 2020-01-14

Newly discovered asteroid inside Venus' orbit is second closest object to the sun Astronomers have discovered an asteroid inside Venus' orbit that not only circles the sun, but is also the second closest object to the star in the s...
16:04, 2020-01-14

U.S. flood risk model to be publicly available in boon for homebuyers A climate research organization will offer access to a risk model that predicts the probability of flooding for homes across the United States, givin...
13:44, 2020-01-14

Strange particles found in Antarctica cannot be explained by physics A NASA science balloon picked up two high-energy particles and a new analysis reveals they cannot be explained by the standard model of particle phys...
12:36, 2020-01-14

Dying fish revealed Congo is world's deepest river SAN FRANCISCO — A mysterious case of dying fish in the lower Congo River helped scientists discover that this body is the deepest river on the planet...
11:20, 2020-01-14

Analysis confirms that climate change is making wildfires worse The extreme wildfires in Australia could become the new normal, as climate change is increasing the risk of weather conditions that lead to more seve...
10:24, 2020-01-14

Humanity's footprint is squashing the world's wildlife The planet's wildlife is more and more living under the boot of humankind, a new study claims....
02:40, 2020-01-14

Top-secret UFO files could ‘gravely damage’ US national security, Navy says The Department of Defense has top-secret classified briefings and a classified video about a UFO incident....
00:52, 2020-01-14

Meteorite contains 7-billion-year-old stardust, the oldest material on Earth A meteorite that fell 50 years ago in Australia contains stardust that formed 5 to 7 billion years ago -- the oldest solid material ever found on Ear...
00:16, 2020-01-14

Oldest stuff on Earth found inside meteorite that hit Australia A meteorite that crashed into rural southeastern Australia in a fireball in 1969 contained the oldest material ever found on Earth, stardust that pre...
00:08, 2020-01-14

The Secret That Helps Some Trees Live More Than 1,000 Years By comparing very old and young ginkgos in China, scientists found an explanation for their longevity....
23:36, 2020-01-13

Sunken US WWII plane revealed in stunning seabed images The wreck of a U.S. World War II aircraft has been revealed in stunning detail 77 years after it was lost off Oahu, Hawaii....
21:44, 2020-01-13

Christopher Columbus likely encountered ‘marauding cannibals’ 500 years ago, shocking study says For years, researchers tried to prove that Christopher Columbus's encounters with "cannibal marauders" during his trip to the Caribbean in 1492 were ...
21:44, 2020-01-13

How to verify that quantum chips are computing correctly In a step toward practical quantum computing, researchers from MIT, Google, and elsewhere have designed a system that can verify when quantum chips h...
19:04, 2020-01-13

J-PAL North America seeks partners to research homelessness J-PAL North America, a research center in the MIT Department of Economics, has announced a new Housing Stability Evaluation Incubator to support orga...
19:04, 2020-01-13

Machine seems to repair human livers and keep them alive for a week Donated human livers can be kept alive for seven days in a new machine. The device also seems to boost organ health and may enable more people to get...
18:16, 2020-01-13

A single star has let us put a date on our galaxy’s last cosmic meal The Milky Way ate another galaxy called Gaia-Enceladus, and the waves passing through a star have shown us that it happened at most 11.6 billion year...
18:16, 2020-01-13

Climate change-related injuries will kill thousands in the US The US may see 2000 extra deaths a year from drowning, car accidents and other injuries because of climate change, with young men most likely to be a...
18:16, 2020-01-13

'Ice halo' spotted around the Sun in incredible photo A photographer in the Swiss Alps has captured a remarkable image of an "ice halo," the moment ice crystals froze in mid-air, creating a halo effect a...
18:08, 2020-01-13

3D Printing and the Murky Ethics of Replicating Human Bones Ten years ago, it wasn’t possible for most people to use 3D technology to print authentic copies of human bones. Today, using a 3D printer and ...
17:28, 2020-01-13

Mysterious underground chamber discovered under palace of Emperor Nero A mysterious underground chamber has been discovered under the palace of Roman Emperor Nero, a secret that had been kept for almost 2,000 years....
17:20, 2020-01-13

NASA May Have Found the Goldilocks Planet of Goldilocks Planets: TOI 700 d If you ask astronomers how many planets in the universe harbor life, they will likely say there are only two possible answers: one or infinity. We ca...
17:04, 2020-01-13

Mars’ water evaporating faster than previously thought Mars may well have liquid water at or near its surface, but a new study suggests that water vapor is escaping the Red Planet faster than previously t...
16:16, 2020-01-13

A smart jumpsuit could track development in at-risk babies A smart jumpsuit for babies can monitor their movement, and may be able to help spot any potential mobility issues early on...
15:52, 2020-01-13

Vikings left Greenland because they over-hunted walruses, research claims The mystery of why the Vikings abandoned their settlements in western Greenland has puzzled historians for hundreds of years. New research is sheddin...
14:36, 2020-01-13

Viking's left Greenland because they over-hunted walruses, research claims The mystery of why the Vikings abandoned their settlements in western Greenland has puzzled historians for hundreds of years. New research is sheddin...
14:16, 2020-01-13

Half a million people at risk from volcano eruption in the Philippines Taal volcano, situated on an island in a lake, began erupting dramatically on Sunday, prompting an evacuation order for 450,000 people in the surroun...
13:52, 2020-01-13

Australia’s fires are a wake-up call - let’s reduce fossil fuel use The bushfire tragedy is a poignant reminder that Australia, and the rest of the world, must get serious about climate change and reduce fossil fuel r...
13:04, 2020-01-13

Chinese woman with mystery virus quarantined in Thailand A Chinese woman has been quarantined in Thailand with a mystery strain of coronavirus just days ahead of the Lunar New Year, when Chinese tourists fl...
12:48, 2020-01-13

Diego the tortoise retires, high sex drive credited with helping to save his species in the Galapagos, conservancy says The famed Galapagos giant tortoise named Diego -- estimated at over 100 years old and credited with helping to save his species after he fathered 40 ...
12:24, 2020-01-13

Solar storms might be causing gray whales to get lost Migrating animals that live in Earth's oceans may have a closer relationship with the sun than we thought. New research shows that healthy gray whale...
12:00, 2020-01-13

A new approach to making airplane parts, minus the massive infrastructure A modern airplane’s fuselage is made from multiple sheets of different composite materials, like so many layers in a phyllo-dough pastry. Once these ...
07:08, 2020-01-13

High School NASA Intern Discovers a Planet Orbiting Two Stars A high school student made a remarkable discovery just after starting an internship with NASA: a planet orbiting two stars. Last summer, Wolf Cukier,...
19:40, 2020-01-12

Sending clearer signals In the secluded Russian city where Yury Polyanskiy grew up, all information about computer science came from the outside world. Visitors from distant...
07:00, 2020-01-12

How’s Your Internship Going? This Teen Found a Planet Wolf Cukier, 17, was analyzing brightness of stars during an internship with NASA last year when he made the discovery....
12:20, 2020-01-11

Vera Rubin Gets a Telescope of Her Own The astronomer missed her Nobel Prize. But she now has a whole new observatory to her name....
11:48, 2020-01-11

China launches gigantic telescope in hunt for life beyond earth China on Saturday officially opened operations of the world's largest radio telescope, which it will use for space research and help in the hunt for ...
11:48, 2020-01-11

'Wolf' moon, partial lunar eclipse thrill skywatchers Skywatchers have been enjoying the January full Moon, known as the ‘Wolf’ Moon, as well as a partial lunar eclipse in parts of the world....
00:12, 2020-01-11

Australia’s fires have killed or imperiled 1 billion animals, expert warns More than 1 billion birds, reptiles and mammals may have been killed by the fires sweeping across Australian, according to a new estimate from the Un...
22:20, 2020-01-10

Area of Amazon affected by wildfires predicted to grow by 2050 Wildfires in the Amazon in Brazil are projected to worsen, with double the amount of an important region of forest affected by 2050...
21:48, 2020-01-10

23andMe has sold the rights to develop a drug based on its users’ DNA Consumer genomics firm 23andMe has signed its first deal to sell the rights to develop a new drug for inflammatory diseases to a pharmaceutical compa...
19:44, 2020-01-10

Rare, 2,000-year-old Jerusalem measuring table reveals Temple Mount market After discovering a highly rare, 2,000-year-old measuring table that was once used to assess wine or olive oil containers in Jerusalem, experts belie...
19:44, 2020-01-10

17-year-old NASA intern makes stunning discovery Wolf Cukier, a student from Scarsdale High School in New York was just three days into a summer internship at NASA when he made a remarkable discover...
19:08, 2020-01-10

Making real a biotechnology dream: nitrogen-fixing cereal crops As food demand rises due to growing and changing populations around the world, increasing crop production has been a vital target for agriculture and...
18:16, 2020-01-10

'Wolf' Moon set to light up the sky: What you need to know Skywatchers are in for a treat Friday when the January full Moon, known as the wolf Moon, appears in the sky....
17:04, 2020-01-10

We can't use genetics to predict how well children will do at school It is claimed so-called polygenic scores for education could help teachers, but a large study shows they don't reveal anything useful about individua...
16:56, 2020-01-10

Can we really save the planet by making food 'from air' without farms? A TV documentary claims we can save the world’s wildlife by turning solar energy directly into food and rewilding farms...
16:56, 2020-01-10

Trippy maths program could help figure out the shape of the universe Mathematicians have come up with a way to explore strange 3D spaces that could be related to the shape of the universe...
13:36, 2020-01-10

Fossil Reveals Earth’s Oldest Known Animal Guts The find in a Nevada desert revealed an intestine inside a creature that looks like a worm made of a stack of ice cream cones....
13:28, 2020-01-10

Plants are growing higher up Mount Everest as the climate warms There are more plants living high on the slopes of the Himalayas than there were 25 years ago – and the new vegetation could affect the flow of vital...
11:52, 2020-01-10

Cosmic rays are starting to tear apart this Milky Way satellite galaxy Cosmic rays are tiny charged particles accelerated to nearly the speed of light through some of the most violent events in the universe. By themselve...
11:20, 2020-01-10

Second U.S. Baby to Be Born From a Dead Donor’s Uterus Is Delivered Researchers at Penn Medicine in Philadelphia said the procedure could pave a new path to parenthood for women with uterine factor infertility....
05:48, 2020-01-10

Critically Endangered Baby Right Whale Spotted Off Georgia Coast With Deep Wounds (SAVANNAH, Ga.) — A newborn right whale spotted off the coast of Georgia was suffering from deep cuts on either side of its head, dismaying con...
04:28, 2020-01-10

'Heslington brain' resisted rotting for 2,600 years — now scientists know why A 2,600-year-old brain that was discovered in 2008 shocked archaeologists at the time because it was stunningly well-preserved....
03:16, 2020-01-10

Trump’s Move Against Landmark Environmental Law Caps a Relentless Agenda The White House, hoping to speed infrastructure projects like pipelines, will formally introduce changes to a half century-old landmark environmental...
01:28, 2020-01-10

Chicago Coyote: Urban Attacks Are Rare, but Frightening Two people were injured in Chicago, a reminder that as more coyotes move to the cities, some conflicts are inevitable....
00:36, 2020-01-10

Blackstone raises three-quarters of targeted $4.6 billion life sciences fund Private equity firm Blackstone Group Inc has secured $3.4 billion from investors for its first fund dedicated to investments in the life sciences sec...
23:44, 2020-01-09

Giant 425-pound Siberian tiger undergoes hours-long root canal surgery, incredible images show A gigantic Siberian tiger was knocked out for a root canal, and the hours-long procedure was captured in pictures and on video....
23:36, 2020-01-09

How well can computers connect symptoms to diseases? A new MIT study finds “health knowledge graphs,” which show relationships between symptoms and diseases and are intended to help with clinical diagno...
23:20, 2020-01-09

China has developed the world’s first mobile quantum satellite station China has connected the world’s first portable ground station for quantum communication to the Mozi satellite, and has plans to launch more quantum s...
22:52, 2020-01-09

Volcanoes on Venus Might Still be Smoking Planetary science experiments on Earth suggest that the sun’s second planet might have ongoing volcanic activity....
22:48, 2020-01-09

Trove of New Bird Species Found on Remote Indonesian Islands Researchers found 10 new species and subspecies of songbirds off the coast of Sulawesi, with distinct songs and genetics from known birds....
20:48, 2020-01-09

Pathways to a low-carbon future When it comes to fulfilling ambitious energy and climate commitments, few nations successfully walk their talk. A case in point is the Paris Agreemen...
20:24, 2020-01-09

Julia Ortony: Concocting nanomaterials for energy and environmental applications A molecular engineer, Julia Ortony performs a contemporary version of alchemy. “I take powder made up of disorganized, tiny molecules, and after mixi...
20:24, 2020-01-09

Ancient humans were weirdly slow to cross from mainland Asia to Java Homo erectus probably only arrived on Indonesia about 1.3 million years ago, even though they were widespread in Asia hundreds of thousands of years ...
20:24, 2020-01-09

Scientists have discovered five new species of songbird in Indonesia Five species of songbird and five subspecies have been discovered by scientists for the first time in mountainous areas of Indonesia...
20:24, 2020-01-09

Satellite images show Ukrainian airplane crash site Satellite images show the debris field of the Ukrainian passenger plane that crashed shortly after takeoff from Tehran’s international airport Wednes...
20:16, 2020-01-09

Galaxy group 13 billion light-years from Earth causing 'cosmic makeover' Astronomers have detected the farthest ever galaxy group so far, three galaxies that have helped to alter the universe by resulting in a "sweeping co...
20:16, 2020-01-09

SpaceX Starlink satellites could be ‘existential threat’ to astronomy Huge constellations of satellites like SpaceX’s Starlink could make ground-based astronomy impossible, and we’re running out of time to deal with the...
19:36, 2020-01-09

Jupiter is flinging asteroids at Earth ‘like a sniper’, top scientist warns Jupiter is being accused of actively flinging dangerous objects into the inner solar system that could impact Earth....
18:32, 2020-01-09

Ancient Stonehenge-style stone defaced with 'alien' graffiti An ancient Stonehenge-style stone in West Cornwall, U.K., has been defaced with 'alien' graffiti....
18:32, 2020-01-09

Parrots Show Off Selfless Behavior A series of experiments demonstrated that African grey parrots had something like social intelligence in addition to their cleverness....
18:04, 2020-01-09

Mysterious illness outbreak in China seems to be caused by a new virus It’s not SARS or MERS, but a potentially new virus has infected 59 people in China – 7 of whom are critically ill – with suspected cases reported in ...
17:32, 2020-01-09

The US election isn't the only reason 2020 is huge for the planet The US election 2020 is one of three crucial events this year that will establish long-term global action on climate change and biodiversity, writes ...
16:28, 2020-01-09

This state is America’s 'lightning king' New research reveals the U.S. states that saw the most lightning activity in 2019, with Texas topping the list....
16:24, 2020-01-09

14th-century 'Italian pilgrim' created first sketch of Venice, researcher says A newly discovered drawing from a 14th-century "Italian pilgrim" is the oldest drawing of Venice, a city that was once home to some of the most renow...
16:04, 2020-01-09

Just a Fainting Spell? Or is Betelgeuse About to Blow? A familiar star in the constellation Orion has dimmed noticeably since October. Astronomers wonder if its explosive finale is imminent....
15:56, 2020-01-09

Trump Moves to Exempt Big Projects From Environmental Review The White House, hoping to speed infrastructure projects like pipelines, will formally introduce changes to a half century-old landmark environmental...
15:28, 2020-01-09

Illusion involving fake poo and rubber hand tested on people with OCD The "rubber hand illusion", where people come to believe an artificial hand is their own, could help people with obsessive compulsive disorder face t...
15:08, 2020-01-09

100-million-year-old slime mold found perfectly preserved in amber Researchers have discovered a 100-million-year-old slime mold and a lizard leg perfectly preserved in amber from a tree in Myanmar, a find described ...
14:40, 2020-01-09

A sudden Eureka moment can trick you into believing something false Experiencing a sudden realisation - a Eureka moment - might lead you to believe that a false statement is true...
13:08, 2020-01-09

This image could help explain the Milky Way's strange creamy center A gorgeous, incredibly detailed new image of the Milky Way's center could help explain one of the enduring mysteries of our galaxy — why its heart is...
11:28, 2020-01-09

Illusion involving fake poo and rubber hand could help people with OCD The "rubber hand illusion", where people come to believe an artificial hand is their own, could help people with obsessive compulsive disorder face t...
07:20, 2020-01-09

Massive NASA rocket part to be ferried up Mississippi River on barge With a brass band playing and a parade of workers sporting Mardi Gras beads, a huge component of a new NASA rocket system was wheeled slowly Wednesda...
04:48, 2020-01-09

Unusual Roman-era graves discovered in UK by archaeologists Archaeologists unearthed graves of more than 50 adults and children in a strange Roman cemetery that was found in the United Kingdom....
01:44, 2020-01-09

Fukushima nuclear plant’s exclusion zone overtaken by wild animals The 2011 earthquake and tsunami that caused Fukushima's nuclear plant to melt down prompted the Japanese goverment to evacuate a huge area as dangero...
01:12, 2020-01-09

Bright star Betelgeuse may have been a 'cannibal,' scientists say The gigantic red star Betelgeuse may have a dark secret in its past, according to scientists....
23:52, 2020-01-08

In health care, does “hotspotting” make patients better? The new health care practice of “hotspotting” — in which providers identify very high-cost patients and attempt to reduce their medical spending whil...
23:16, 2020-01-08

One bad night’s sleep may increase Alzheimer’s protein in your body It only takes one sleepless night to raise levels of a protein linked with Alzheimer’s disease in young men’s blood, but the long-term effects are un...
22:40, 2020-01-08

Peter Kirstein, Father of the European Internet, Is Dead at 86 He was crucial to the spread of the protocols that underpin today’s internet (and gave Queen Elizabeth her own email address)....
22:28, 2020-01-08

How a Fish Steals Its Ability to Glow Many organisms have evolved bioluminescence, but the golden sweeper’s lights comes from the glowing shrimp in its diet....
21:24, 2020-01-08

Cuttlefish wearing 3D glasses prove they sense depth just like us Cuttlefish eyes move independently, making it difficult to compare images from each eye and sense depth. Surprisingly, they still sense distance the ...
21:08, 2020-01-08

“She” goes missing from presidential language Throughout most of 2016, a significant percentage of the American public believed that the winner of the November 2016 presidential election would be...
21:00, 2020-01-08

1,400-year-old 'eerie' human remains found under former English nursing home 1,400-year-old human remains have been found under a former nursing home in England, a discovery that has been described as "eerie."...
20:44, 2020-01-08

Yes, This Cuttlefish Is Wearing 3-D Glasses Scientists knew octopuses and squid don’t have any depth perception, but they had a hunch their cuttlefish cousins might....
20:16, 2020-01-08

New method to detect oxygen on exoplanets developed by researchers Even before its launch in 2021, researchers have discovered a new way to use NASA's James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) to look for signs of oxygen on ...
18:56, 2020-01-08

It would take Iran more than 4 months to develop nuclear weapons The US assassination of Iranian general Qassem Soleimani has raised fears of nuclear conflict, but Iran has been on the road to building nuclear weap...
16:48, 2020-01-08

NASA's alien planet hunter shows Egyptian pyramids may align with ancient north star, researcher says Researchers using NASA's Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) have discovered that an ancient star undergoes eclipses, which may have guided ...
16:48, 2020-01-08

Australian government report predicted severe wildfires 11 years ago A 2008 report commissioned by the Australian government predicted that climate change would cause the fire season to start earlier and be more intens...
15:12, 2020-01-08

2019 was Australia’s hottest and driest year on record Amid Australia’s devastating wildfires, the national Bureau of Meteorology has announced that 2019 was the country’s hottest, driest year since recor...
15:12, 2020-01-08

Ancient Amazon warrior women discovered in Russia The remains of four ancient warrior women were recently discovered in Russia, marking the first time ever Scythian fighting females have been found i...
15:12, 2020-01-08

‘It Has Completely Transformed Our Understanding of Our Galactic Neighborhood.’ Astronomers Discover Tens of Thousands of Baby Stars in New ‘Radcliffe Wave’ Gas Filament (CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla.) — Astronomers have discovered a titanic wave of star-forming gases practically right under our noses in the Milky Way. H...
15:04, 2020-01-08

Effects from Australian bushfires felt all over as smoke lingers over South America As the Australian bushfires rage on, the smoke from the devastation can be seen from space — and the effects felt across the globe....
14:32, 2020-01-08

Exclusive: UN cybercrime chief warns against US and Iran cyberattacks As US-Iran tensions rise following the assassination of an Iranian general and missile attacks on US troops, UN diplomat Neil Walsh warns cyberattack...
14:24, 2020-01-08

2019 Was Second Hottest Year on Record, Data Shows 2019 was a very hot year, with global average temperatures the second highest on record,by less than one-tenth of a degree Fahrenheit behind 2016....
14:08, 2020-01-08

The aviation industry has a plan to make planes green. It won't work The aviation industry is finally waking up to the fact that it is painted as a major climate villain, but only slower growth can provide deep cuts in...
13:56, 2020-01-08

AI matches humans at diagnosing brain cancer from tumour biopsy images Artificial intelligence can now diagnose some cancers from brain tumour biopsies with the same level of accuracy as humans...
13:20, 2020-01-08

Stinky flower is more than a metre wide and the largest ever found Indonesian officials may have found the world's largest flower – a member of the Rafflesia corpse flower genus – and it smells really, really bad...
13:20, 2020-01-08

Origin of deep-space radio flash discovered, and it's unlike anything astronomers have ever seen HONOLULU — Mysterious ultra-fast pinpricks of radio energy keep lighting up the night sky and nobody knows why. A newly discovered example of this tr...
12:16, 2020-01-08

Iran hit with magnitude 4.9 earthquake near nuclear plant A magnitude 4.9 earthquake hit Iran early Wednesday morning after a volatile day in the region, according to the United States Geological Survey....
12:16, 2020-01-08

The Gene Drive Dilemma: We Can Alter Entire Species, But Should We? A new genetic engineering technology could help eliminate malaria and stave off extinctions — if humanity decides to unleash it....
11:56, 2020-01-08

Newyddion gwych! Maths predicts that Welsh language is set to thrive The Welsh language, spoken by around half a million people today, is expected to “thrive in the long term”, based on a model looking at how proficien...
10:20, 2020-01-08

Amid catastrophic floods, Indonesia tries 'cloud seeding' to stop the rain Facing devastating flooding in its capital of Jakarta, Indonesia is trying something unique to stop the torrential rainfall from reaching the soaked ...
03:04, 2020-01-08

June Bacon-Bercey, 90, Pathbreaking Meteorologist, Is Dead She is widely believed to have been the first African-American female meteorologist to forecast weather on television....
01:56, 2020-01-08

Australia's Kangaroo Island shows burn scars on one-third of land in stunning NASA image NASA's Terra satellite captured the extent of damage from the wildfires that ravaged Australia's Kangaroo Island....
01:32, 2020-01-08

Lidar laser-sensing technology: from self-driving cars to dance contests Self-driving cars employ lidar, a remote sensing technology using pulsed laser light the way radar uses radio waves, and lidar makers waiting for the...
01:20, 2020-01-08

NASA, Boeing probe software glitch that stopped astronaut capsule from reaching space station NASA is opening an independent investigation with Boeing over a software glitch that prevented its unmanned astronaut capsule from reaching the Inter...
00:48, 2020-01-08

Scientists just discovered giant 790,000-year-old meteor crater A meteor that struck Earth about 790,000 years ago covered ten percent of the planet with black lumps of debris....
23:16, 2020-01-07

Off-road vehicles cause 'appalling damage' to Bronze Age burial mound Off-road vehicles have caused “appalling damage” to an ancient burial mound in South Wales, according to police....
23:16, 2020-01-07

Australia’s Wildfires and Climate Change Are Making One Another Worse in a Vicious, Devastating Circle The hot, dry conditions that primed southeastern Australia‘s forest and fields for the bushfires that have been ravaging the country since Sept...
21:56, 2020-01-07

A NASA telescope has found its first habitable Earth-sized planet The TESS space telescope has found its first Earth-sized planet with conditions that might be right for life orbiting a small star 100 light-years aw...
19:44, 2020-01-07

Marine Labs on the Water’s Edge Are Threatened by Climate Change A marine lab built to withstand hurricanes faces a slower menace: climate change. Problems arising wherever science operates at the shifting border o...
19:40, 2020-01-07

Hints of Phantom Crater Found Under Volcanic Plateau in Laos Scientists knew a meteorite impact had flung debris all over the world, but where it struck has remained a mystery....
19:24, 2020-01-07

Extremely rare Chinese 'Dragon Dollar' could be worth $500G at auction An extremely rare Chinese ‘Dragon Dollar’ is expected to sell for up to $500,000 when it is auctioned later this month....
18:48, 2020-01-07

JFK handwritten speech announcing his run for president set to go up for auction A host of John F. Kennedy-related memorabilia, including the original speech where he announced his run for president, are slated to go up for auctio...
18:32, 2020-01-07

Two stars colliding in 2083 will outshine all the others in the sky Two stars in the constellation Sagitta are predicted to smash together in the year 2083, producing an explosion that will outshine every star in the ...
17:44, 2020-01-07

Where Eagle Feathers Fall Like Snow Lebanon is a byway for migratory birds. To protect them from hunting, a conservationist turned to Islamic tradition....
16:52, 2020-01-07

NASA finds 'Godzilla galaxy,' 2.5 times wider than Milky Way, in deep space NASA's Hubble Space Telescope has discovered a massive galaxy known as UGC 285, 232 million light-years from Earth, that could be nicknamed the "Godz...
16:16, 2020-01-07

Scientists in Florida Keys spending $100 million to stop coral reef deaths Key Largo, Fla. –– Technicolor coral once covered stretches of underwater reefs in the Florida Keys and beyond. But now, they are dying and researche...
16:16, 2020-01-07

NASA's alien planet hunter discovers its first Earth-sized planet in 'habitable-zone' Since its launch in April 2018, NASA's Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) has found a great number of exoplanets, including a so-called "mi...
15:44, 2020-01-07

Carlos Ghosn, Now a Fugitive, Was an Electric-Car Visionary One of the more riveting news stories this past week was former Nissan chairman Carlos Ghosn leaving Japan and flying to Lebanon. Ghosn has been char...
14:24, 2020-01-07

Mercury’s outer layers may have been stripped off by a young Venus Mercury is mostly iron, which may be because a series of close encounters with a young Venus billions of years ago stripped away its rocky outer laye...
11:44, 2020-01-07

Maya palace discovered deep in the Mexican jungle Archaeologists have found a Maya stone palace that dates to more than 1,000 years ago, according to the Mexican National Institute of Anthropology an...
11:20, 2020-01-07

Finding the true potential of algorithms Each semester, Associate Professor Virginia Vassilevska Williams tries to impart one fundamental lesson to her computer-science undergraduates: Math ...
06:44, 2020-01-07

First meteor shower of 2020 seen in stunning NASA image from space In the midst of the Quadrantid meteor shower, NASA astronaut Christina Koch captured a stunning image of several meteors zooming through the atmosphe...
01:00, 2020-01-07

Demon with forked tongue discovered on clay tablet in library of Assyrian exorcists A drawing of a demon with a forked tongue was discovered on a 2,700-year-old Assyrian clay tablet....
23:16, 2020-01-06

Sea levels in Bangladesh could rise twice as much as predicted Even if the world takes ambitious action on climate change, Bangladesh faces twice as much sea level rise as previously thought because of land subsi...
22:44, 2020-01-06

Gravitational wave mystery could be a sign of a new kind of black hole A neutron star has produced gravitational waves after colliding with an unknown object – it could be the smallest black hole or biggest neutron star ...
22:44, 2020-01-06

E.P.A. Aims to Reduce Truck Pollution, and Avert Tougher State Controls The E.P.A. opened an effort to cut pollution from trucks, an anomaly for an administration known for regulatory rollbacks but a move that would also ...
22:32, 2020-01-06

An algorithm with an eye for visibility helps pilots in Alaska More than three-quarters of Alaskan communities have no access to highways or roads. In these remote regions, small aircraft are a town's bus, ambula...
21:36, 2020-01-06

Satellite images show Soleimani funeral crowds thronging streets of Tehran Satellite images show the vast crowds gathered in Tehran for the funeral of Revolutionary Guard Gen. Qassem Soleimani on Monday....
20:16, 2020-01-06

In a first, space station astronaut’s blood clot treated by doctors on Earth Scientists have described how, for the first time, a space station astronaut’s blood clot was successfully treated by doctors more than 200 miles awa...
19:44, 2020-01-06

Invoking Islamic Tradition to Save Birds in Lebanon Lebanon is a byway for migratory birds. This scientist devised a clever plan to protect them from hunting....
18:28, 2020-01-06

Moon lost its magnetic field 1B years ago after its 'internal dynamo' ended, study finds The Moon likely lost its magnetic field after an internal dynamo stopped firing 1 billion years ago, according to a new study....
18:28, 2020-01-06

First Brit in space says aliens exist: 'There’s no two ways about it' Renowned for being the first British person in space, Dr. Helen Sharman is making headlines for another claim. She believes aliens exist....
18:28, 2020-01-06

Mysterious radio signal from space seems to have suddenly vanished Strange blasts from space called fast radio bursts continue to puzzle astronomers with their odd behaviour, as they seem to come from a variety of ga...
17:48, 2020-01-06

Mysterious shipwreck 'disappears' into Lake Michigan, new photos show New photos show a mysterious shipwreck slowly ‘disappearing’ into Lake Michigan. Up to half of the wreck has now been reclaimed by the Great Lake, ac...
16:00, 2020-01-06

NASA loses contact with satellite searching for distant planets 2020 may be a big year for NASA with a number of upcoming projects, but the year is off to a rocky start for the space agency, as it announced it los...
16:00, 2020-01-06

Police investigate after bed bugs released in Pennsylvania Walmart Pennsylvania State Police are currently searching for a person or people who unleashed a bed bug infestation at a Walmart in Washington Township....
13:00, 2020-01-06

There's a giant mystery hiding inside every atom in the universe No one really knows what happens inside an atom. But two competing groups of scientists think they've figured it out. And both are racing to prove th...
13:00, 2020-01-06

Peak oil demand could arrive much sooner than expected, says oil firm The world’s appetite for oil could peak within five years according to one of Europe’s biggest oil and gas firms, much earlier than most rival oil co...
10:52, 2020-01-06

Tool predicts how fast code will run on a chip MIT researchers have invented a machine-learning tool that predicts how fast computer chips will execute code from various applications. To get code ...
06:20, 2020-01-06

Australia's destructive wildfires seen from space in NASA images The wildfires ravaging parts of Australia can be seen from space in new satellite images released by NASA....
01:28, 2020-01-06

It’s Cold Outside, but Earth Is at Its Closest Approach to the Sun Our planet’s elliptical orbit doesn’t affect winter or summer temperatures. But some astronomers wonder whether it’s a factor in why life survives....
19:52, 2020-01-04

Nobel Prize-winning scientist retracts paper, saying results were not 'reproducible' Frances Arnold, an American scientist who won the Nobel Prize in chemistry, retracted a paper after admitted to faulty research....
00:44, 2020-01-04

Trump Rule Would Exclude Climate Change in Infrastructure Planning The administration will propose that federal agencies be allowed to disregard climate change when assessing the environmental effects of major projec...
00:16, 2020-01-04

Satellite images show protests at US Embassy in Baghdad Satellite images show the recent protests in Baghdad that saw pro-Iran militiamen and their supporters attempt to storm the U.S. Embassy....
22:24, 2020-01-03

Headless Body in Cave Is Identified as 1916 Ax Murder Suspect The case of Joseph Henry Loveless, who sawed his way out of jail in 1916, is among the oldest solved using genetic genealogy....
20:52, 2020-01-03

Johnson & Johnson Sued Over Baby Powder by New Mexico The lawsuit claims the company targeted minority women and children despite being aware of the risk of asbestos in talc....
20:52, 2020-01-03

Beware Tyrannosaurus Rex Teenagers and Their Growth Spurts Fossils that some scientists thought to be a separate species were likely adolescent Tyrannosaurus rexes, a new study says....
20:52, 2020-01-03

A molecule in your skin may explain why some cosmetics cause rashes People’s skin can become inflamed when they wear cosmetics because a molecule in the skin triggers an immune response – but the reaction may be rever...
20:36, 2020-01-03

China has made huge strides cleaning up its polluted rivers Pollutants in Chinese rivers fell by 63 per cent over 15 years, and oxygen in the water increased – which suggests strict regulations are working...
20:36, 2020-01-03

A new battery could keep your phone charged for five days An ultra-high capacity lithium-sulphur battery that could keep a smartphone charged for five days may pave the way for cheaper electric cars...
20:36, 2020-01-03

NASA 2020: Mars, return to the Moon and more 2019 was a banner year for NASA, as the space agency announced plans to return to the Moon, celebrated the first-ever all-female spacewalk and commem...
19:44, 2020-01-03

Dominic Cummings wants 'weirdos' to help run the UK. Will it work? A senior adviser to the UK's prime minister suggests policy-making can be improved by training AI on government data, but the researchers he cites sa...
19:28, 2020-01-03

Syd Mead, 86, Maker of Future Worlds in ‘Blade Runner’ and More, Dies In a wide-ranging career, he designed cars, restaurants and, most notably, the otherworldly look of science-fiction movies....
18:52, 2020-01-03

Mysterious Lake Michigan shipwreck is slowly 'disappearing' A mysterious shipwreck that was recently uncovered by a Lake Michigan storm surge is slowly being reclaimed by the Great Lake....
18:36, 2020-01-03

16th-century shipwreck uncovered in the center of Stockholm A shipwreck dating back to the 16th century has been discovered beneath the city of Stockholm. ​​​​​​​...
18:36, 2020-01-03

Top MIT research stories of 2019 With a new year just begun, we take a moment to look back at the most popular articles of 2019 reflecting innovations, breakthroughs, and new insight...
17:36, 2020-01-03

Australia's bushfire crisis seen from space The raging bushfires that have destroyed millions of acres of Australian land, killed "thousands of koalas" and perhaps as many as 500 million animal...
17:20, 2020-01-03

Early 'soda lakes' may have provided missing ingredient key to the origin of life The first life-forms on Earth needed a pu pu platter of ingredients to exist, but one of those ingredients, the mineral phosphorus, has long puzzled ...
17:20, 2020-01-03

Quadrantids Meteor Shower 2020: Watch It 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....
16:24, 2020-01-03

Secret 'piggy bank' of 1,200-year-old gold coins discovered in Israel Archaeologists in Israel have uncovered a plethora of 1,200-year-old gold coins stashed in a clay jug in the city of Yavneh, a find that has been des...
15:48, 2020-01-03

How to watch the Quadrantids, the first meteor shower of 2020 The Quadrantid meteor shower has a short peak period that lasts only a few hours, so midnight on 3 January is the best time to view in the UK...
13:44, 2020-01-03

Ancient Mayan palace lost for 1,000 years and used by ‘elites’ uncovered near Cancun A lost Mayan palace likely used by the ancient civilization's most elite citizens has been unearthed....
11:24, 2020-01-03

With Partial Flavor Ban, Trump Splits the Difference on Vaping An initiative to reduce the use of e-cigarettes by teenagers led to compromise. Sales of most flavored pods popular with youth will be forbidden, but...
00:44, 2020-01-03

No eyes? No problem. Marine creature expands boundaries of vision A cousin of the starfish that resides in the coral reefs of the Caribbean and Gulf of Mexico lacks eyes, but can still see, according to scientists w...
23:40, 2020-01-02

How strong is your knot? In sailing, rock climbing, construction, and any activity requiring the securing of ropes, certain knots are known to be stronger than others. Any se...
21:16, 2020-01-02

Partial Ban on E-Cigarette Flavors Is Issued The F.D.A. says the restrictions will apply to closed cartridge systems, like the flavored pods that are popular with teenagers, but exempted the ope...
20:40, 2020-01-02

Giant spider hauls away man's pet goldfish for dinner A South African man was attempting to impress his new date with his pet goldfish, only to be stunned when a giant nursery web spider snatched the uns...
19:48, 2020-01-02

4,000-year-old guide to Egyptian underworld could be oldest illustrated 'book' Archaeologists have unearthed a 4,000-year-old copy of a guidebook that provided ancient Egyptians with two pathways to a glorious afterlife....
19:48, 2020-01-02

Meeting the NASA Mars rover that might find life on the Red Planet NASA’s Mars 2020 rover will search for signs of life on Mars, and New Scientist’s Leah Crane visited it in the clean room where it is being assembled...
19:32, 2020-01-02

Israel Aerospace to build Israel's next communication satellite State-owned Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) [ISRAI.UL] said on Thursday it signed with the Israeli government to build the country's next communica...
19:08, 2020-01-02

It Looks Like Health Insurance, but It’s Not. ‘Just Trust God,’ Buyers Are Told. Some state regulators are scrutinizing nonprofit Christian cost-sharing ministries that enroll Americans struggling to pay for medical care, but aren...
19:04, 2020-01-02

Gorgeous image shows magnetic 'ropes' around the whale galaxy A beautiful image of the "Whale Galaxy" shows thin, rope-like filaments of the galaxy's magnetic field....
18:24, 2020-01-02

Third gene-edited baby born, scientists involved sentenced, China confirms In addition to jailing the researchers who were involved in creating gene-edited babies, China has confirmed a third gene-edited baby was born....
18:08, 2020-01-02

Some starfish-like animals see without eyes by changing body colour Some brittlestars, close relatives of starfish and sea urchins, can work out where light is coming from by changing the colour of their bodies...
18:04, 2020-01-02

Pumping cold water inside the body could help after heart attacks Flushing cold water through a tube down the throat can stop the body overheating, helping prevent brain damage after a heart attack...
18:04, 2020-01-02

Flying Lanterns Probably Caused Zoo Fire in Germany, Police Say The blaze burned down a primate enclosure, killing at least 30 animals. Three women told the police that they were sorry for using flying lanterns on...
17:56, 2020-01-02

Tyrannosaurus rex had massive growth spurt as teenager, study finds Putting to bed the theory that there was a pygmy species of Tyrannosaurus rex, a new study has confirmed the most fearsome dinosaur to ever walk the ...
17:00, 2020-01-02

Are dark matter and dark energy related in anything apart from name? There is no law of physics dictating that dark matter and dark energy can’t be connected, and it is natural to wonder about it, writes Chanda Prescod...
15:20, 2020-01-02

World War II explosives found with metal detector boy got for Christmas A seven-year-old boy in Scotland discovered the remains of World War II explosives on a beach in the Scottish Highlands, courtesy of the metal detect...
14:56, 2020-01-02

Scientists want to move the Sun and our Solar System to save Earth from killer asteroids A bonkers plot to move our Solar System using a giant device powered by the Sun has been cooked up by a top scientist....
14:28, 2020-01-02

Christian Health Cost-Sharing Ministries Offer No Guarantees Some state regulators are scrutinizing nonprofit groups that enroll Americans struggling to pay for medical care, but aren’t legally bound to cover t...
11:36, 2020-01-02

A computer made from DNA can compute the square root of 900 A DNA computer consisting of strands of DNA in a test tube can calculate the square root of numbers up to 900...
10:52, 2020-01-02

Arizona authorities kill 3 mountain lions found devouring human remains Three mountain lions found eating human remains and determined to be a danger to the public near a popular Tucson hiking trail have been killed, Ariz...
08:28, 2020-01-02

Bus-size asteroid will buzz Earth at 18,400 mph on Thursday Here’s one extraterrestrial express bus you’ll be glad you missed: An asteroid named 2019 AE3 will pass by Earth on Thursday morning, Jan. 2....
06:20, 2020-01-02

AI system is better than human doctors at predicting breast cancer An AI system trained to spot abnormalities in mammograms can predict who will or won’t develop breast cancer better than radiologists...
03:16, 2020-01-02

Bottlenose dolphins are splitting into two different species There are two types of bottlenose dolphins in South America that look different and live in different places. Now genetics suggests they are becoming...
21:16, 2020-01-01

The global failure to push PrEP is hindering the fight against HIV The UN set a target of 3 million people on the HIV prevention drug PrEP by 2020 – but lingering prejudice and sheer ignorance of its existence mean w...
21:16, 2020-01-01

Delivering tuberculosis vaccine directly to veins may boost protection Delivering the only vaccine known to treat tuberculosis via veins rather than the skin can dramatically increase its potency, tests in monkeys show...
21:16, 2020-01-01

Tiny T. rex fossils aren't a new species - they are just teenagers A handful of unusually small tyrannosaur fossils are not evidence of a new species – they simply show us what adolescent T. rexes looked like...
21:16, 2020-01-01

Scientists pin down timing of lunar dynamo’s demise A conventional compass would be of little use on the moon, which today lacks a global magnetic field. But the moon did produce a magnetic field billi...
20:20, 2020-01-01

How long will a volcanic island live? When a hot plume of rock rises through the Earth’s mantle to puncture the overlying crust, it can create not only a volcanic ocean island, but also a...
20:20, 2020-01-01

Stolen Research: Chinese Scientist Is Accused of Smuggling Lab Samples Zaosong Zheng, a promising cancer researcher, confessed that he had planned to take the stolen samples to Sun Yat-sen Memorial Hospital, and publish ...
19:52, 2020-01-01

A.I. Is Learning to Read Mammograms Computers that are trained to recognize patterns and interpret images may outperform humans at finding cancer on X-rays....
19:12, 2020-01-01

New Injection Method Makes an Old TB Vaccine Far More Powerful Giving the vaccine intravenously to monkeys provided 90% protection against tuberculosis. More testing is needed before humans can be inoculated that...
19:12, 2020-01-01

Zoo Fire Kills at Least 30 Animals in Germany The blaze, which was reported shortly after midnight on New Year’s Day, burned down a monkey enclosure. Only two chimpanzees survived. The police sai...
18:08, 2020-01-01

New Cruise Ships to Set Sail for Antarctica Interested in the southernmost continent? Here’s a roundup of some of the new ships and itineraries planned for the bucket-list destination....
11:04, 2020-01-01

India approves third moon mission, months after landing failure India has approved its third lunar mission months after its last one failed to successfully land on the moon, its space agency said on Wednesday, the...
10:32, 2020-01-01

Meteor Showers in 2020 That Will Light Up Night Skies All year long, Earth passes through streams of cosmic debris. Here’s a list of major meteor showers and how to spot one....
06:44, 2020-01-01

Rocket Launches, Trips to Mars and More 2020 Space and Astronomy Events A year full of highs and lows in space just ended, and the 12 months to come will be full of new highlights in orbit and beyond....
06:44, 2020-01-01

Science Panel Staffed With Trump Appointees Says E.P.A. Rollbacks Lack Scientific Rigor The Trump administration staffed an E.P.A. advisory panel with its choice of scientists, but they concluded that three significant regulatory rollbac...
02:12, 2020-01-01

Chinese Scientist Is Accused of Smuggling Lab Samples, Amid Crackdown on Research Theft Zaosong Zheng, a promising cancer researcher, confessed that he had planned to take the stolen samples to Sun Yat-sen Memorial Hospital, and publish ...
00:48, 2020-01-01

Ultra-rare albino lobster goes on display after being caught off England's coast A very rare albino lobster is on display after being caught off the coast of Yorkshire in the United Kingdom....
20:40, 2019-12-31

NASA reveals galactic 'fireworks' in stunning new image A new image released by NASA shows a gorgeous display of fireworks in a galaxy located about 23 million light-years away....
19:20, 2019-12-31

GM golden rice gets landmark safety approval in the Philippines The Philippines is the first country with a serious vitamin A deficiency problem to approve genetically modified golden rice as safe for humans and a...
17:52, 2019-12-31

Driverless cars and the other biggest sci and tech fails of the decade Whether it was driverless cars, lab-grown meat or faster-than-light neutrinos, some things just didn't live up to the hype in the 2010s...
17:28, 2019-12-31

Death toll rises as thousands seek shelter from Australian bush fires Twelve people have died and thousands more have been displaced by three months of bush fires in Australia, as temperatures have soared to 45°C...
14:12, 2019-12-31

Aviation chief criticises Greta Thunberg and 'flight-shaming' movement The aviation industry is planning a pushback against the flight-shaming movement and Greta Thunberg, according to the head of the International Air T...
13:16, 2019-12-31

Death toll rises as thousands seek shelter from Australian bushfires Twelve peopled have died and thousands more have been displaced by three months of bushfires in Australia, as temperatures have soared to 45°C...
13:16, 2019-12-31

How to Travel With Medical Marijuana Even as more states allow medical marijuana, traveling between states with cannabis can leave patients in legal limbo....
12:12, 2019-12-31

Pharmacies Don’t Know How to Dispose of Leftover Opioids and Antibiotics Today (Dec. 30), a team of researchers from the University of California, San Francisco and the Children’s National Hospital in Washington, D.C...
23:08, 2019-12-30

NASA image reveals 'otherworldly' moonrise over frozen Canada A NASA astronaut snapped a stunning photograph of the full moon rising over frozen Hudson Bay in northern Canada....
21:32, 2019-12-30

Vast Mayan palace discovered by archaeologists in Mexico Archaeologists in Mexico have unearthed the remains of a huge Mayan palace that's estimated to be more than 1,000 years old....
19:24, 2019-12-30

Tracking emissions in China In January 2013, many people in Beijing experienced a multiweek period of severely degraded air, known colloquially as the “Airpocalypse,” which made...
17:52, 2019-12-30

Mars rovers and crew capsules: Your guide to 2020 in space travel 2020 will be a big year for space missions - download your cut-out-and-keep guide to everything happening in orbit and beyond...
16:20, 2019-12-30

China plans to issue biosafety certificates to domestic GM soybean, corn China's agriculture ministry said on Monday it plans to issue biosafety certificates to a domestically grown, genetically modified (GM) soybean crop ...
14:24, 2019-12-30

An Afterlife So Perilous, You Needed a Guidebook Archaeologists unearthed the remains of a 4,000-year-old “Book of Two Ways” — a guide to the Egyptian underworld, and the earliest copy of the first ...
13:32, 2019-12-30

Scientist behind world’s first gene-edited babies sentenced to prison He Jiankui, the scientist who used CRISPR to create two gene-edited girls born in 2018, has been handed a three-year jail term by a court in Shenzen,...
12:56, 2019-12-30

China plans to issue GMO safety certificates for soybean and corn China's agriculture ministry said on Monday it plans to issue genetically modified (GM) safety certificates to a domestically grown soybean crop and ...
12:08, 2019-12-30

Misunderstanding the vulva may be leading to pain after labiaplasties A more detailed understanding of genital nerves may explain why some people experience pain and loss of sensation after having vulval surgery...
11:40, 2019-12-30

In Indonesia, Outlaw Gold Miners Poison Themselves to Survive One large mining company is trying to shut illegal operations, which use mercury. The small-scale miners say there’s no other way to earn a living....
11:08, 2019-12-30

Wearing shoes from a young age makes your ankles less flexible People who habitually wear shoes have longer ankle bones, giving them less flexible ankle joints, compared with people who mostly go barefoot...
09:44, 2019-12-30

Some types of endometriosis may be present from birth A new understanding of the origins of endometriosis suggests that there may be different subtypes of the condition that could benefit from different ...
09:44, 2019-12-30

Chinese Scientist Who Genetically Edited Babies Gets 3 Years in Prison He Jiankui’s work was also carried out on a third infant, according to China’s state media, in a new disclosure that is likely to add to the global u...
08:56, 2019-12-30

Researcher Who Led Team That Genetically Edited Babies Sentenced to Prison in China (BEIJING) — Three researchers involved in the births of genetically edited babies have been sentenced for practicing medicine illegally, Chines...
07:40, 2019-12-30

Fausta, 'world's oldest rhino,' dead at 57, conservation says An eastern black rhino — believed to be the oldest in the world — died Friday in Tanzania, authorities said....
17:36, 2019-12-29

NASA's Mars 2020 rover set to hunt Martian fossils, scout for manned missions A NASA robotic rover is nearing completion ahead of a journey next year to search for evidence of past life on Mars and lay the groundwork for the sp...
02:32, 2019-12-28

Boeing's Starliner hiccup could delay US plans for crewed spaceflight A problem with Boeing's Starliner spacecraft prevented it from visiting the ISS on its first flight to space...
17:40, 2019-12-27

Rare black rhino baby born on Christmas Eve For the first time in the 100-year history of Potter Park Zoo, a rare black rhino calf was born at the zoo on Christmas Eve....
17:24, 2019-12-27

Prosecco destroys hills and 8 other weird facts we learned in 2019 From the chunkiest T. rex to the magnetism of the entire universe, here are the strangest, most amazing facts the New Scientist team learned this yea...
16:36, 2019-12-27

Cute baby orangutan separated from mother is rescued in remote village The sweet moment a baby orangutan that had been separated from its mother gets rescued in a remote village was captured in several photos....
16:04, 2019-12-27

In a Year of Notable Deaths, aWorld of Women Who Shattered Ceilings Their breakthroughs were in law, science, music and business, and, like the more famous who died this year, they left indelible legacies....
23:28, 2019-12-26

‘Ring of Fire’ Eclipse Dazzles Asia and Middle East An annular solar eclipse, in which the moon covers the sun’s center, leaving a ring of light around it, was visible on Thursday. “You can actually se...
22:12, 2019-12-26

Morocco's Anti-Atlas Mountains seen in colorful new NASA image NASA released a gorgeous image of the Anti-Atlas Mountains of Morocco on Thursday that uses infrared bands to depict different rocks and show complex...
22:12, 2019-12-26

NASA's Spitzer Telescope captures massive 'burning' cloud in space Space is not on fire, but you can't be blamed for thinking it might be after a look at this "burning" cloud....
21:48, 2019-12-26

Watching an Interstellar Comet and Hoping for a Bang Seeing Comet Borisov won’t be easy for the typical sky gazer, but astronomers still have a lot to learn from this extrasolar tourist....
17:32, 2019-12-26

'Ring of fire' eclipse enthrals skywatchers in Middle East, Asia Thousands of skywatchers gathered across parts of the Middle East and Asia on Thursday to glimpse the sun forming a ring of fire around the moon in a...
11:08, 2019-12-26

Black Rhino Born at Michigan Zoo on Christmas Eve Doppsee, a 12-year-old black rhino, gave birth to her first calf, a rare delivery in captivity for the critically endangered species....
19:20, 2019-12-25

Otzi the Iceman's bowstring identified by scientists Swiss scientists have determined that a cord found next to the body of a Neolithic hunter was a bowstring....
20:12, 2019-12-24

Watching an Interstellar ‘Christmas Comet’ and Hoping for a Bang Seeing Comet Borisov won’t be easy for the typical sky gazer, but astronomers still have a lot to learn from this extrasolar tourist....
19:52, 2019-12-24

In 'Christmas miracle,' hidden Nativity scene found beneath medieval painting Just before Christmas, a hidden Nativity scene has been discovered after being tucked away under another painting for centuries....
19:20, 2019-12-24

2019 was the year we got serious about walking on the moon again Five decades after Apollo 11, 2019 was the year we started to focus on how to get humans back on the lunar surface, says Leah Crane...
15:36, 2019-12-24

NASA astronaut celebrates Hanukkah from space, shows off festive socks NASA astronaut Jessica Meir marked the first night of the eight-day holiday Sunday by tweeting an image of her festive socks from the International S...
14:16, 2019-12-24

Asian Giant Hornet Invasion Threatens Honey Bees in Pacific Northwest An expert said of the hornets: “They are sworn enemies of honey bees. I would say a bee’s worst nightmare.”...
11:56, 2019-12-24

A Trump Policy ‘Clarification’ All but Ends Punishment for Bird Deaths In one of its first environmental acts, the Trump administration absolved businesses from responsibility for "incidental" bird deaths. Avian carnage ...
11:56, 2019-12-24

Oil spills could be cleaned up by giving local microbes extra genes Equipping local bacteria with enzymes for breaking down hydrocarbons could be a much-needed cheap and eco-friendly way to tackle oil spills...
11:32, 2019-12-24

Widening metal tolerance for hydrogels Researchers seeking to develop self-healing hydrogels have long sought to mimic the natural ability of mussels to generate strong, flexible threads u...
22:12, 2019-12-23

The billion-year belch Billions of years ago, in the center of a galaxy cluster far, far away (15 billion light-years, to be exact), a black hole spewed out jets of plasma....
21:52, 2019-12-23

Polar bears birthing could be disrupted by warming climate Newborn polar bears are able to survive the bone-chilling Arctic winter -- where temperatures can fall to negative 30 degrees Celsius or lower -- by ...
20:40, 2019-12-23

We've found six scorchingly hot exoplanets that are over 1100°C Six extremely hot exoplanets have been found, with temperatures of between 1100°C and 1800°C, by studying gas in outer space...
17:32, 2019-12-23

Potatoes engineered to harm a major pest but leave other insects safe Biologists have used a gene silencing approach to engineer potatoes to be lethal to a major pest called the Colorado potato beetle but harmless to ot...
12:20, 2019-12-23

We live in testing times, but there are many reasons to be optimistic As a new decade dawns, we should embrace a cautious optimism, rooted in facts and belief in human ingenuity...
12:20, 2019-12-23

Magnetic levitation device could help police identify illegal drugs A new forensics technique separates mixtures of drugs using magnetic levitation, helping police identify them more easily...
12:20, 2019-12-23

Earth Science Has a Whiteness Problem Barely 10 percent of doctoral degrees in the geosciences go to recipients of color. The lack of diversity limits the quality of research, many scient...
11:32, 2019-12-23

Will the United States Lose the Universe? For more than a century, American astronomers have held bragging rights as observers of the cosmos. But that dominance may soon slip away....
11:32, 2019-12-23

Bones found in monastery atop 'all-male' mountain may belong to a woman A so-called all-male "holy mountain" in northern Greece has hosted Christian monasteries for nearly 2,000 years, with women strictly prohibited. But ...
11:08, 2019-12-23

Japan Wants to Dump Nuclear Plant’s Tainted Water. Fishermen Fear the Worst. The water from the Fukushima disaster is more radioactive than the authorities have previously publicized, raising doubts about government assurances...
10:56, 2019-12-23

Jeanne Guillemin, Who Exposed Soviet Anthrax Lab, Dies at 76 After an anthrax outbreak killed scores of people in 1979, she showed how even a tiny amount of a biological warfare agent could threaten a populatio...
19:48, 2019-12-22

'Bull's-eye' landing caps Boeing's faulty astronaut capsule test mission Boeing Co's Starliner astronaut spacecraft made a "bull's-eye" landing in the New Mexico desert on Sunday, a successful ending to a crewless test mis...
18:56, 2019-12-22

Boeing Starliner Lands in New Mexico After Clock Error Prompts Early Return The new ride to orbit built for NASA and its astronauts returned to Earth after problems during its first trip to space on Friday....
18:28, 2019-12-22

2019 saw the tragic and unnecessary return of measles in the US Once deemed a problem of the past in rich nations, the deadly infection has made a huge comeback, reports Chelsea Whyte...
16:12, 2019-12-22

'Bull's-eye' landing in New Mexico for Boeing's Starliner astronaut capsule Boeing Co 's Starliner astronaut spacecraft landed in the New Mexico desert on Sunday, the company said, after faulty software forced officials to cu...
15:44, 2019-12-22

Boeing Starliner Lands Safely in New Mexico After Aborted Trip to International Space Station (CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla.) — Boeing safely landed its crew capsule in the New Mexico desert Sunday after an aborted flight to the International Spa...
15:40, 2019-12-22

Boeing Starliner Lands at White Sands After Clock Error Prompts Early Return The new ride to orbit built for NASA and its astronauts returned to Earth after problems during its first trip to space on Friday....
15:32, 2019-12-22

Boeing's Starliner lands in desert: company Boeing Co's Starliner astronaut spacecraft landed in the New Mexico desert on Sunday, the company said, after faulty software forced officials to cut...
15:04, 2019-12-22

Boeing's Starliner astronaut capsule scores 'bull's-eye' landing in New Mexico Boeing Co 's Starliner astronaut spacecraft landed in the New Mexico desert on Sunday, the company said, after faulty software forced officials to cu...
15:04, 2019-12-22

Boeing's Starliner spacecraft returns to Earth, lands in New Mexico after failed mission Boeing's new Starliner spacecraft landed in New Mexico on Sunday morning — days after the NASA mission failed because the capsule's clock was imprope...
14:32, 2019-12-22

Boeing Starliner Lands After Clock Error Prompts Early Return The new ride to orbit built for NASA and its astronauts returned to Earth after problems during its first trip to space on Friday....
14:24, 2019-12-22

Boeing's Starliner spacecraft to return to Earth after failed mission Boeing's new Starliner spacecraft will land in Cape Canaveral, Fla., on Sunday morning — days after the NASA mission failed because the capsule's clo...
13:56, 2019-12-22

Ursids Meteor Shower 2019: Watch It 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....
13:00, 2019-12-22

Boeing Starliner Landing Updates: Watch Capsule’s Early Return The new ride to orbit built for NASA is returning to Earth early after problems during its first trip to space on Friday....
13:00, 2019-12-22

Watch the Ursids Meteor Shower 2019 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....
10:00, 2019-12-22

'Not for the faint of heart:' Critical landing test ahead for Boeing Starliner The Boeing Co Starliner spacecraft that failed in its mission to reach the International Space Station was due to barrel down to the Earth's surface ...
07:36, 2019-12-22

Boeing Starliner Landing: What You Need to Know The new ride to orbit built for NASA is returning to Earth early after problems during its first trip to space on Friday....
06:16, 2019-12-22

NASA, Boeing investigating why Starliner spacecraft missed orbit The Boeing Co Starliner spacecraft that failed to hit the right orbit to reach the International Space Station is healthy, in a stable orbit and expe...
23:00, 2019-12-21

'Healthy' Boeing Starliner spacecraft on track to land in New Mexico: NASA The Boeing Co Starliner spacecraft that failed to hit the right orbit to reach the International Space Station is "healthy," in a stable orbit and ex...
21:16, 2019-12-21

The world started to wake up to climate change in 2019 – now what? At last, the public is calling for urgent action to tackle global warming and politicians are falling over themselves to get on board, says Adam Vaug...
16:36, 2019-12-21

Boeing's Starliner astronaut capsule fails key test to reach space station Boeing Co's new astronaut capsule failed after liftoff on Friday to climb high enough in orbit to reach the International Space Station, cutting shor...
05:44, 2019-12-21

Boeing's Starliner astronaut fails key test to reach space station Boeing Co's new astronaut capsule failed after liftoff on Friday to climb high enough in orbit to reach the International Space Station, cutting shor...
05:12, 2019-12-21

Boeing's failed Starliner mission strains 'reliability' pitch Boeing Co's stunted Friday debut of its astronaut capsule threatens to dent the U.S. aerospace incumbent's self-declared competitive advantage of mis...
01:28, 2019-12-21

Iron 'snow' could be falling in Earth's core, study shows The Earth's inner core is hot and pressurized, so the idea that it could contain snow seems far-fetched....
22:32, 2019-12-20

Boeing's Starliner test capsule fails in space station mission Boeing Co's new astronaut capsule on Friday failed to reach the orbit of the International Space Station, U.S. space agency NASA said, cutting short ...
22:24, 2019-12-20

You Can Try Miss America’s Science Experiment at Home The catalytic decomposition of hydrogen peroxide can be dangerous at high concentrations, but there is a safe version of Camille Schrier’s demonstrat...
22:12, 2019-12-20

Robert Moir, 58, Dies; His Research Changed Views on Alzheimer’s Dr. Moir’s radical and iconoclastic theories defied conventional views of the disease. But some scientists were ultimately won over....
21:16, 2019-12-20

Boeing Starliner Launches Into Wrong Orbit After Clock Problem NASA and Boeing’s test flight of a crewless capsule intended to carry astronauts to the space station will return to Earth without completing its mis...
19:12, 2019-12-20

SMART and NTU researchers design polymer that can kill drug-resistant bacteria Researchers from Singapore-MIT Alliance for Research and Technology (SMART), MIT’s research enterprise in Singapore, and Nanyang Technological Univer...
18:44, 2019-12-20

Timer error foils Boeing's test capsule mission to space station A timer error prevented Boeing Co 's new astronaut capsule on Friday from reaching the orbit it needed to get to the International Space Station, U.S...
17:48, 2019-12-20

Boeing’s Starliner spacecraft fails to reach ISS due to a broken clock Boeing’s Starliner spacecraft launched on 20 December, but problems with one of its clocks meant that it won't be able to complete its mission to the...
17:24, 2019-12-20

Timer error thwarts Boeing's test capsule mission to space station A timer error prevented Boeing Co 's new astronaut capsule from reaching the desired orbit as it embarked on an unmanned debut journey to the Interna...
17:20, 2019-12-20