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2019-09-20

Alien enthusiasts descend on Nevada desert near secretive U.S. base UFO enthusiasts began descending on rural Nevada on Thursday near the secret U.S. military installation known as Area 51, long rumored to house gover...
02:16, 2019-09-20

Purdue Pharma Warns That Sackler Family May Walk From Opioid Deal The company said the cost of fighting lawsuits brought by states could jeopardize its owners’ ability to contribute $3 billion to a national opioids ...
02:08, 2019-09-20

Scientists Prepare to Drift With Arctic Ice for a Year to Study Climate Change The Mosaic expedition, a $155 million undertaking five years in the making, aims for a better understanding of how global warming will affect the Arc...
01:12, 2019-09-20

States Warn Residents About Rare Mosquito-Borne Illness That Has Killed 5 Health authorities are investigating other cases of Eastern equine encephalitis, a virus transmitted through a mosquito bite, which has left at least...
00:28, 2019-09-20

Purdue Says Sacklers May Walk From Opioid Deal if Judge Does Not Block Cases The company said the cost of fighting lawsuits brought by states could jeopardize its owners’ ability to contribute $3 billion to a national opioids ...
00:28, 2019-09-20

Were Neanderthals driven to extinction by a common childhood illness? There have been many theories about one of the biggest unsolved mysteries of anthropology -- what killed off Neanderthals -- but a new study puts a u...
23:44, 2019-09-19

North American bird population has dropped by 3 billion since 1970, study reveals There are almost 3 billion fewer birds in the United States and Canada now than in 1970, according to a disturbing new study....
22:36, 2019-09-19

Ruth Lehmann elected as director of Whitehead Institute The Whitehead Institute board of directors today announced the selection of Ruth Lehmann, a world-renowned developmental and cell biology researcher,...
22:12, 2019-09-19

Denisovans 'unveiled': This is what the long-lost human relative looked like Scientists have offered a first glimpse at what our prehistoric relatives, the Denisovans, looked like....
21:48, 2019-09-19

Trapped in the Ice, This Ship Will Study an Arctic Hit Hard by Climate Change The Mosaic expedition, a $155 million undertaking five years in the making, aims for a better nderstanding of how global warming will affect the Arct...
21:08, 2019-09-19

States Warn Residents About Mosquito-Borne Illness That Has Killed 5 Health authorities are investigating other cases of Eastern Equine Encephalitis, a rare virus transmitted through a mosquito bite, which has left at ...
20:36, 2019-09-19

Birds Are Vanishing From North America The number of birds in the United States and Canada has declined by 3 billion, or 29 percent, over the past half-century, scientists find....
20:36, 2019-09-19

The US and Canada have lost three billion birds since 1970 The US and Canada have lost almost 3 billion birds since 1970, in a dramatic decline researchers are calling an "overlooked biodiversity crisis"...
20:32, 2019-09-19

North America Has Lost Nearly 3 Billion Birds Since 1970 Birds across the U.S. are disappearing, though many of us probably haven’t noticed. Over the past half century, North American bird populations...
20:24, 2019-09-19

Study finds hub linking movement and motivation in the brain Our everyday lives rely on planned movement through the environment to achieve goals. A new study by MIT neuroscientists at the Picower Institute for...
20:20, 2019-09-19

Last US warship sunk by German sub during WWII reveals its secrets in eerie images from seabed The wreck of the last U.S. Navy warship sunk by a German submarine during World War II is revealing its secrets in remarkable images from the seabed....
20:16, 2019-09-19

Vikram Moon lander: NASA Orbiter fails to spot Indian probe on the lunar surface NASA’s Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter was unable to spot India’s Vikram Moon lander during a flyby of its the landing site on the lunar surface this we...
20:16, 2019-09-19

Is It Time to Quit Vaping? Health officials have recommended that people refrain from using e-cigarettes as they investigate a severe lung illness that has killed seven people....
19:56, 2019-09-19

How Dr. Benjamin Spock Changed American Parenting The book ignited a revolution, breaking free from conventional wisdom that said children required schedules, discipline and little affection. Instead...
19:16, 2019-09-19

Michigan Warns Residents About Mosquito-Borne Illness After a Death Health authorities are investigating other cases of Eastern Equine Encephalitis, which is transmitted through a mosquito bite, after one man died and...
19:08, 2019-09-19

It’s a Dirty Job, but Someone Has to Do It and Not Get Eaten Cleaner shrimp appear to have developed a strategy that protects them from predators they get very close to....
18:08, 2019-09-19

Scientists reconstruct skeleton of elusive, pre-historic human Researchers in Israel say they have reconstructed the skeleton of a pre-historic human from a long-extinct and elusive species using DNA found in the...
17:52, 2019-09-19

Some planets may orbit a supermassive black hole instead of a star Planets normally form gradually from the disk of dust around a star. But the same thing could happen around black holes, forming thousands of super h...
17:52, 2019-09-19

Perception of musical pitch varies across cultures People who are accustomed to listening to Western music, which is based on a system of notes organized in octaves, can usually perceive the similarit...
17:32, 2019-09-19

Study: Even short-lived solar panels can be economically viable A new study shows that, contrary to widespread belief within the solar power industry, new kinds of solar cells and panels don’t necessarily have to ...
17:32, 2019-09-19

This is almost certainly not what Denisovans looked like A team has used DNA from an ancient fingerbone to predict what our extinct cousins the Denisovans looked like but the method is unlikely to be accura...
17:32, 2019-09-19

What Makes Someone a Fan? It’s more than just ticket sales. Rich Luker, a social psychologist, studies fandom and why, for example, someone might get a tattoo of their favorit...
17:24, 2019-09-19

'Dramatic' black holes stun scientists as 'wimpy' galaxies quickly transform into 'ravenous' quasars Astronomers have spotted “dramatic” black holes in six galaxies, which could shed new light on galactic evolution....
16:52, 2019-09-19

Laws are needed when technological change ends up squeezing workers California’s Assembly Bill 5 will let gig workers have benefits, unions and legal protection. It was needed to prevent a return to Dickensian working...
16:52, 2019-09-19

UN climate summit: Scientists’ messages to world leaders Greta Thunberg has urged US congress to "listen to the scientists". Here's what climate scientists have to say ahead of next week's UN climate summit...
15:56, 2019-09-19

Man sees the world in miniature after a stroke damages his brain A man perceives all objects and people as 30 per cent smaller after having a stroke, making it difficult to navigate doorways and judge his clothing ...
13:12, 2019-09-19

Philippines Declares Polio Outbreak After 19 Years Free of the Disease The country’s health secretary said that government scientists had confirmed one case in the southern province of Lanao del Sur and were looking at a...
12:44, 2019-09-19

Stephen Hawking was wrong. Black holes are bald. Back in 2017, a gravitational wave rang across Earth like the clear tone of a bell. It stretched and squished every person, ant and scientific instru...
11:12, 2019-09-19

Asteroid dust may have triggered massive explosion of life on Earth 466 million years ago Nearly half a billion years ago, there was a huge explosion of species development on Earth, causing the biodiversity of animals to increase dramatic...
03:44, 2019-09-19

Did Egyptians spur innovation by mysterious biblical kingdom 3,000 years ago? A mysterious kingdom from Biblical times that underwent a major technological transformation almost 3,000 years ago might have been influenced by the...
01:16, 2019-09-19

Greta Thunberg, on Tour in America, Offers an Unvarnished View With her typically blunt, often biting remarks, the Swedish teenager has offered Americans an outsider’s view of themselves....
00:48, 2019-09-19

U.S. builds alliances in 'wild, wild west' of space: general The new U.S. Space Command is working with allies in the “wild, wild west” of space and will harden future satellite networks against attacks, the un...
00:36, 2019-09-19

Greta Thunberg on America: Too Much Air Conditioning, Not Enough Science With her typically blunt, often biting remarks, the Swedish teenager has offered Americans an outsider’s view of themselves....
00:20, 2019-09-19

Rare 10-million-year-old fossil unearths new view of human evolution A 10-million-year-old fossilized ape has given scientists new insights into human evolution....
23:52, 2019-09-18

Is this China's 'Loch Ness monster'? Footage goes viral Grainy footage of something moving in China’s Yangtze River has been dubbed the country’s “Loch Ness Monster,” sending ripples through Chinese social...
22:36, 2019-09-18

Navy Confirms Existence of ‘Unidentified’ Flying Objects Seen in Leaked Footage A Navy official has confirmed that recently released videos of unidentified flying objects are real, but that the footage was not authorized to be re...
21:20, 2019-09-18

Distant asteroid calamity shaped life on Earth 466 million years ago The cataclysmic asteroid impact off Mexico's coast that doomed the dinosaurs 66 million years ago was not the only time an astronomical event shaped ...
20:56, 2019-09-18

Climate change will boost risk of extreme flooding in northern Europe Climate change will increase the risk of heavy rainfall and storm surges combining to cause extreme flooding around the UK, Germany and other parts o...
20:56, 2019-09-18

People like the idea of a carbon tax - if the money is put to good use Survey of people in the US suggests the public will support carbon taxes high enough to produce big emissions cuts - if they approve of how the reven...
20:56, 2019-09-18

Trump Defends Plan to Kill California’s Auto-Emissions Authority The administration's plan has been assailed by California officials and environmental advocates as an attack on states’ rights and on a major policy ...
20:32, 2019-09-18

The school climate strikes this Friday need the support of adults The school strikes for the climate have energised the climate change fight. People of all ages should heed the call to join in on 20 September, says ...
20:12, 2019-09-18

Biblical shipwreck discovery? Anchor from St. Paul’s shipwreck identified, researchers claim Researchers claim to have identified an anchor from St. Paul’s shipwreck on the island of Malta....
20:04, 2019-09-18

Vikram Moon lander: Time is running out for scientists to make contact with probe The Indian Space Research Organization lost contact with the unmanned probe when it was in the final stage of an audacious Moon landing attempt on Se...
20:04, 2019-09-18

Medieval skeleton shows visible signs of 'decapitation' and execution 'by wheel of torture' A Medieval skeleton discovered in Italy has shown "signs of decapitation" and is believed to be the first case of a "torture wheel" in the country....
20:04, 2019-09-18

Saturn's moon Enceladus is having a snowball fight with other moons Three of Saturn’s icy moons are twice as shiny as we thought they were, and it’s partly because they are covered in a deep layer of snow from Encelad...
19:36, 2019-09-18

Mountain lion breaks into California home, gets cornered in bathroom before jumping out second floor window A mountain lion who broke into a California home — seemingly in search of his next meal — was cornered into a bathroom after trying to make a run for...
18:28, 2019-09-18

Loch Ness Monster 'giant eel' theory supported by newly surfaced video The theory that the fabled Loch Ness Monster could be a giant eel has been given a boost thanks to a video posted to social media showing a long, sle...
17:28, 2019-09-18

Mathematicians find a completely new way to write the number 3 Just weeks after solving the problem for 42, mathematicians have worked out another way of writing the number 3 as the sum of three cubes...
16:48, 2019-09-18

Massive volcano on Jupiter's moon could erupt imminently Jupiter's moon Io is home to the most active volcano in the solar system, Loki Patera, a 125-mile-wide lava lake. Now, a new study suggests that Loki...
16:08, 2019-09-18

Special report: How climate change is melting France’s largest glacier As the UN prepares its report on the fate of the world’s ice, Adam Vaughan visits the dramatically changing landscape of Mer de Glace near Mont Blanc...
15:37, 2019-09-18

The most powerful volcano on Jupiter's moon Io is about to explode The largest and most powerful of the 400 volcanoes on Jupiter’s moon Io erupts on a regular schedule – and looks like the next bang could come be any...
14:04, 2019-09-18

The Most Powerful Lightning Strikes in Unexpected Places Superbolts are extremely rare, and thousands of times more powerful than the tendrils in the typical electrical storm....
12:04, 2019-09-18

Rare shapeshifting jellyfish found on the Pacific seafloor What in the name of Neptune's beard is that thing? A ghost? An alien? The ghost of an alien?...
11:32, 2019-09-18

Whales evolved large brains in the same way that we did Whales and dolphins evolved large brains in the same way as primates and having a broad diet may have been the trigger...
11:21, 2019-09-18

What Can Brain Scans Tell Us About Sex? Men’s and women’s brains respond to erotic imagery in pretty much the same way. That could have big implications for how we think about sexuality....
11:05, 2019-09-18

America’s Abortion Rate Has Dropped to Its Lowest Ever New research suggests contraception and fewer pregnancies are more responsible for the decline than state laws restricting abortion....
06:16, 2019-09-18

Radiowaves from electric devices may affect the body clock of insects Radiofrequency fields appear to have an effect on cockroaches. If confirmed, the finding could mean that radio waves affect us too - but scientists a...
01:24, 2019-09-18

Most people in the UK back limits on flying to tackle climate change A majority of people in the UK support imposing limits on air travel to curb carbon emissions, a sign that social attitudes on climate change may be ...
01:24, 2019-09-18

Tampa Bay contains 4 billion bits of microplastic, shocking study indicates There are more than 4 billion bits of microplastic floating in Tampa Bay, according to a new study....
23:20, 2019-09-17

Trump to Revoke California’s Authority to Set Stricter Auto Emissions Rules The move, expected Wednesday, would strip California of its special authority to set tougher rules on car emissions. ...
22:36, 2019-09-17

The Most Powerful Lightning Bolts Strike in Unexpected Places Superbolts are extremely rare, and thousands of times more powerful than the tendrils in the typical electrical storm....
22:20, 2019-09-17

The Committee on Animal Care solicits feedback The Committee on Animal Care (CAC) and the vice president for research welcome any information that would aid our efforts to assure the humane care o...
21:52, 2019-09-17

Wild 411-pound feral hog wrangled on Texas golf course, pictures show A massive 411-pound feral hog marauding through a Texas golf course was captured and removed last week....
21:48, 2019-09-17

Trump Will End California’s Authority to Set Stricter Auto Emissions Rules The move, expected Wednesday, would strip California of its special authority to set tougher rules on car emissions. ...
20:48, 2019-09-17

Medieval 'queen's head' carving discovered A medieval stone carving of a 12th century queen has been discovered at an Abbey in southern England....
20:36, 2019-09-17

2019 Festival Albertine to Take On Climate Change Bill McKibben will be the curator of the festival, dedicated to fostering French-American intellectual exchange, which this year focuses on the envir...
19:36, 2019-09-17

Russian volcano eruption has caused rare purple sunsets all over the world Volcanic eruptions can often be devastating to nearby regions, but a remote volcano in Russia is responsible for some beautiful sunsets, according to...
18:52, 2019-09-17

Russian volcano explosion has caused rare purple sunsets all over the world Volcanic eruptions can often be devastating to nearby regions, but a remote volcano in Russia is responsible for some beautiful sunsets, according to...
17:56, 2019-09-17

Gas Explosion at Russian Lab That Holds Ebola and Smallpox Samples A gas explosion has sparked a fire at a Russian bioweapons facility which stores viruses including Ebola, smallpox and Anthrax. The blast occurred on...
16:44, 2019-09-17

We may have spotted an interstellar comet flying towards Earth Astronomers have found a comet that seems to have come from beyond our solar system, which would make it the second interstellar object that we’ve ev...
16:00, 2019-09-17

Age of Saturn's rings debated as questions about life emerge Saturn's rings may be shining as bright as ever, but the debate over how old they are has been given new life following a recently published study....
15:04, 2019-09-17

School strikes are changing the world, says UN climate science advisor Students and adults all over the world will strike to protest climate change this Friday. UN science advisor Petteri Taalas says such action could he...
12:44, 2019-09-17

Hurricanes May Kill Some Birds, but Humans Are the Real Threat When the time comes to assess the environmental damage from Hurricane Dorian, one species may be extinct, but it's not Dorian's fault...
12:12, 2019-09-17

Why is it so hard to land on the Moon? Space is hard. That was the takeaway on Sept. 7, when the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) lost contact with its Vikram lunar lander during ...
11:09, 2019-09-17

3Q: Scientists shave estimate of neutrino’s mass in half An international team of scientists, including researchers at MIT, has come closer to pinning down the mass of the elusive neutrino. These ghost-like...
06:52, 2019-09-17

Thousands could flood rural Nevada town of 50 people after 'Storm Area 51' joke goes viral The small town of Rachel, Nevada, located in the middle of the desert and home to only about 50 people, could be flooded with thousands of people thi...
04:48, 2019-09-17

As Congo’s Ebola Outbreak Drags On, Untracked Cases Sow Confusion On tour in Africa, American officials said the U.S. would keep providing aid. But Congo’s response has been uneven, and the former health minister ha...
01:00, 2019-09-17

Who calls the tunes in space? Brad Pitt asks NASA astronaut Brad Pitt traded laughs on Monday in a call to the International Space Station with a NASA astronaut, who somersaulted during the zero-gravity interv...
00:40, 2019-09-17

Beaver battle! Watch beavers duke it out in rare footage In rare footage, two beavers have been caught on camera wrestling with each other in a Scottish river....
23:08, 2019-09-16

Why This Scientist Keeps Receiving Packages of Serial Killers’ Hair Getting sufficient DNA out of a rootless hair has long been considered impossible. A scientist, better known for work with ancient fossils, has figur...
22:16, 2019-09-16

New approach suggests path to emissions-free cement It’s well known that the production of cement — the world’s leading construction material — is a major source of greenhouse gas emissions, accounting...
21:08, 2019-09-16

Mysterious shipwreck spotted, may be merchant ship sunk by U-boat during WW II Scientists in the U.K. have spotted a mysterious shipwreck in the North Sea that may be a merchant ship sunk by a U-boat during World War II....
20:56, 2019-09-16

Uninfected patients key to improving Ebola response Research on the logistics of responding to Ebola outbreaks has revealed that an often-overlooked, but critical, factor in resource deployment to trea...
20:24, 2019-09-16

Soccer stadium turned into 'forest' as artist highlights climate change A soccer stadium pitch in Austria has been turned into a “forest” by Swiss artist Klaus Littmann to highlight climate change and deforestation....
20:24, 2019-09-16

'Biggest' star in the universe discovered, 700K times heavier than Earth A team of researchers has discovered the "most massive neutron star ever measured," one that is considered "almost too massive to exist."...
20:24, 2019-09-16

Black hole that 'rings' like a bell shows Einstein was right Astronomers have looked at the way a black hole 'rings' like a bell to test a prediction of Einstein’s general relativity. Turns out Einstein is stil...
19:12, 2019-09-16

How Long Before These Salmon Are Gone? ‘Maybe 20 Years’ Warming waters and a series of dams are making the grueling migration of the Chinook salmon even more deadly — and threatening dozens of other specie...
18:40, 2019-09-16

So You Think You Dove the Deepest? James Cameron Doesn’t. Victor Vescovo claims to have set the record for the deepest ocean descent by a human. The director of ‘Titanic’ demands to differ....
18:40, 2019-09-16

Why You Really Shouldn’t Kill the Spiders in Your Home, According to an Entomologist I know it may be hard to convince you, but let me try: Don’t kill the next spider you see in your home. Why? Because spiders are an important p...
18:36, 2019-09-16

One in 16 US women were forced into having sex for the first time One in 16 US girls and women were forced into having sex for the first time, either physically or through other kinds of pressure...
17:40, 2019-09-16

Shipwreck of Captain James Cook's 'Endeavour' possibly discovered off Rhode Island, researchers believe A mysterious shipwreck at the bottom of Newport Harbor is believed to be the famous HMS Endeavour, which Capt. James Cook sailed on when he discovere...
17:40, 2019-09-16

Victoria, second-most complete Tyrannosaurus rex skeleton, set to go on display Victoria, the second most complete skeleton of a Tyrannosaurus rex, has finally gone on display after paleontologists first discovered the remains of...
17:00, 2019-09-16

Uncovering the hidden “noise” that can kill qubits MIT and Dartmouth College researchers have demonstrated, for the first time, a tool that detects new characteristics of environmental “noise” that ca...
16:52, 2019-09-16

35,853 Disagreements Under the Sea So you say you set the world record for the deepest-ever dive by a human? James Cameron demands to differ....
15:56, 2019-09-16

Fires devastating Australia’s east coast have arrived unusually early Bush fires across Australia’s east coast have arrived uncharacteristically early in the year, prompting fears for the upcoming summer...
15:25, 2019-09-16

To prepare astronauts for the Moon, NASA is using a giant water tank As NASA prepares for a return to the Moon in 2024, it's using a massive water tank to help prepare potential astronauts for the challenges that come ...
15:00, 2019-09-16

Mysterious 180M-year-old Jurassic-era crocodile identified The identity of a massive prehistoric crocodile that lived 180 million years ago has finally been determined, nearly 250 years after its fossils were...
14:40, 2019-09-16

Purdue Pharma, Maker of OxyContin, Files for Bankruptcy The filing is a centerpiece of an agreement to settle thousands of cases against the company for its role in the opioids crises. But it is expected t...
14:37, 2019-09-16

Distant black hole brightens every 9 hours and no one knows why A black hole at the center of a distant galaxy is behaving like no other black hole astronomers have ever seen....
13:49, 2019-09-16

New 'flying dragon of the north' with F-16 sized wingspan discovered by scientists A newly discovered ancient reptile dubbed the “flying dragon of the north” is said to be the largest flying animal that ever existed, according to sc...
13:49, 2019-09-16

Beachgoers Warned As Hurricane Humberto Forms Off Florida Coast MIAMI — Beachgoers on the southeastern U.S. coast should be wary of potentially dangerous rip currents caused by Hurricane Humberto, the Nation...
13:44, 2019-09-16

At 35,853 Feet Down, an Argument About ‘Deepest’ So you think you hold the world record for the deepest ocean descent by a human? James Cameron demands to differ....
11:56, 2019-09-16

86 tigers rescued from infamous temple in Thailand have died, local media report Over half of the 147 tigers confiscated from the Tiger Temple - a tourist attraction where visitors could take selfies with the big cats - have died ...
23:12, 2019-09-15

Microplastics may stop hermit crabs from choosing the best home Life in plastic is not fantastic. Microplastics disrupt the ability of hermit crabs to choose the best shells....
08:44, 2019-09-15

In First, California Would Require Public Universities to Provide Abortion Pills The bill, if signed by the governor, would mark a new way of giving women access to abortion as conservative states tighten restrictions...
14:56, 2019-09-14

Boosting circadian rhythms can help relieve perinatal depression The activity of circadian genes appears to be altered in women with perinatal depression. Using light to reset the body clock may improve symptoms...
08:37, 2019-09-14

50-year old maths problem about an infinite lottery finally solved A 50-year-old maths problem has finally been solved, and it shows that even an infinitely large lottery ticket could not contain every winning soluti...
08:37, 2019-09-14

Hitler’s chilling plan for the invasion of Britain surfaces, up for auction An extremely rare original copy of Hitler’s sinister plan to invade Britain has surfaced and will be auctioned in the U.K. this weekend....
21:52, 2019-09-13

Interior Dept. Takes Next Step Toward Sale of Drilling Leases in Arctic Refuge The Trump administration released a final environmental report on the plan for oil and gas development in a pristine part of Alaska....
21:08, 2019-09-13

Everything you need to know about the UN's upcoming climate summit The UN climate action summit on 23 September will be the most important event since the Paris climate deal, but a lack of ambition could hold efforts...
21:08, 2019-09-13

Universe might be 2 billion years younger, shocking study says The universe is assumed to be roughly 13.7 billion years old, but a stunning new study says it could be significantly younger than that — by a couple...
20:08, 2019-09-13

Secret diary of 'Polish Anne Frank' surfaces, set for publication after 70 years in bank vault The secret diary of a Jewish teenage girl who died in the Holocaust is set for publication after spending 70 years in a bank vault....
20:08, 2019-09-13

Civil War cannonball discovered lodged in a tree at historic Missouri house A Civil War cannonball has been discovered lodged in a walnut tree at a historic house in Independence, Missouri....
19:04, 2019-09-13

Peanut Allergy Drug Will Protect Children, Experts Tell F.D.A. One in 50 American children is allergic to peanuts. Palforzia does not cure the condition, but it can blunt life-threatening reactions....
18:44, 2019-09-13

Largest ever polar expedition will soon be frozen in drifting sea ice An icebreaker ship is about to deliberately let itself be frozen into the drifting Arctic ice as part of the largest ever scientific Arctic expeditio...
16:56, 2019-09-13

Mysterious, newly discovered comet is probably an interstellar visitor, scientists believe Fresh off the excitement about Oumuaua, the first interstellar object discovered in our solar system, researchers have discovered what they believe i...
16:56, 2019-09-13

Weather Radars Reveal an 80 Percent Chance of ... Dragonflies? More and more often, it seems, massive clouds of insects are being picked up by increasingly advanced radar technology....
16:32, 2019-09-13

Saturn shines in latest NASA image: 'Rings are still as stunning as ever' Amateur astronomers in the Northern Hemisphere may be able to currently see Saturn, but NASA's Hubble Space Telescope has taken a series of images of...
15:24, 2019-09-13

2,100-year-old 'iPhone case' discovered in ‘Russian Atlantis’ From the depths of Russia's "Atlantis" — a famed archaeological site in southern Siberia that lies underwater for most of the year — archaeologists e...
14:12, 2019-09-13

Nightmare creature had egg-shaped eyes, Swiss Army knife head and a butt shield A spiky, armor-plated "walking tank" with bulging eyes, a shield on its butt and a head like a Swiss army knife scuttled along the seafloor more than...
13:12, 2019-09-13

MIT engineers develop “blackest black” material to date With apologies to “Spinal Tap,” it appears that black can, indeed, get more black. MIT engineers report today that they have cooked up a material ...
06:32, 2019-09-13

Newfound comet likely an 'interstellar visitor,' scientists say A newly discovered comet hurtling toward the orbit of Mars has scientists scurrying to confirm whether it came from outside the solar system, a likel...
05:08, 2019-09-13

A Ban on Flavored E-Cigarettes Would Sharply Cut Sales Companies and trade groups weigh the risks of waging a fight against a proposed ban on most flavored vaping products, to protect mint and menthol bra...
02:20, 2019-09-13

Bahamas Issues New Tropical Storm Warning as It Struggles to Recover From Hurricane Dorian (HIGH ROCK, Bahamas) — The government of the Bahamas has issued a tropical storm warning for several of its northwestern islands, which are sti...
01:00, 2019-09-13

Huge Ice Age kangaroo had unique link to giant pandas, researchers reveal An extinct gigantic kangaroo that roamed southwestern Australia more than 40,000 years ago had something in common with giant pandas, scientists disc...
23:24, 2019-09-12

The Universe Could Be 2 Billion Years Younger Than Previously Estimated, According to New Calculation (WASHINGTON) — The universe is looking younger every day, it seems. New calculations suggest the universe could be a couple billion years young...
22:08, 2019-09-12

There’s a Full Moon Due on Friday the 13th for Most of the U.S. The Next One Isn’t for Another 30 Years The next full moon is set to make an appearance on the most ominous date on the calendar this month. A September full moon, also known as a “Ha...
21:16, 2019-09-12

Transformative? New Device Harvests Energy in Darkness It doesn’t generate much power, but it works during the one time of day that solar cells can’t: night....
20:48, 2019-09-12

Decline of migrating birds could be partly due to pesticides It’s not just bees that are harmed by neonicotinoids, it’s birds too. A study found the pesticides can cause birds to lose weight and delay their mig...
20:36, 2019-09-12

World’s most powerful electric eel discovered, can generate 860-volt shock Lurking in the waters of the Amazon basin is a new species of electric eel that scientists say can generate a greater electrical discharge than any o...
20:00, 2019-09-12

For Poison Dart Frogs, Markings Matter When It Comes to Survival An experiment found that white-striped frogs were less effective at scaring off predators than frogs with yellow stripes. Yet both populations are th...
19:32, 2019-09-12

Transformative? New Device Harvests Energy from Darkness It doesn’t generate much power, but it works during the one time of day that solar cells can’t: night....
17:28, 2019-09-12

Scientists detect tones in the ringing of a newborn black hole for the first time If Albert Einstein’s theory of general relativity holds true, then a black hole, born from the cosmically quaking collisions of two massive black hol...
17:00, 2019-09-12

Beekeepers Confront the E.P.A. Over Pesticides Leaders in the beekeeping industry have sued the environmental agency over its approval of the use of a pesticide that has harmed colonies....
16:56, 2019-09-12

Brexit makes us question democracy – and so does climate change Beating climate change is for many a “sacred value” that trumps all others – but is it ever legitimate to abandon democratic norms to achieve a goal,...
16:40, 2019-09-12

Why are countries failing on their promise to stop deforestation? Despite a pledge in 2014 to halve deforestation by 2020, the area of forest destroyed annually has increased by more than 40 per cent globally in the...
16:40, 2019-09-12

For Poison-Dart Frogs, Markings Matter When It Comes to Survival An experiment found that white-striped frogs were less effective at scaring off predators than frogs with yellow stripes. Yet both populations are th...
16:12, 2019-09-12

Baffling maths riddle that looks like a pile of worms almost solved The Collatz conjecture is simple to state but has baffled mathematicians for 80 years. But a man dubbed the 'Mozart of maths' has now almost proved i...
15:08, 2019-09-12

Why Ignoring Africa’s Climate Change Problem Could Have Devastating Effects Harry Campbell for TIME Climate change is a global challenge that demands global solutions. But we must acknowledge the fact that the most underresou...
13:36, 2019-09-12

Meet 15 Women Leading the Fight Against Climate Change From sinking islands to drought-ridden savannas, women bear an outsize burden of the global—warming crisis, largely because of gender inequalit...
13:36, 2019-09-12

Can a 4,815-Mile Wall of Trees Help Curb Climate Change in Africa? The seedlings are ready. One hundred and fifty thousand shoots of drought-resistant acacia, hardy baobab and Moringa spill out of their black plastic...
13:36, 2019-09-12

The Best Way to Save Nature? More Nature Avocets, terns and gulls swoop down onto Wallasea Island on England’s eastern coast, searching for food between blades of grass ruffled by the ...
13:36, 2019-09-12

The Story Behind TIME’s Climate Change Cover Thirty years ago, TIME named Planet Earth its Man of the Year, featuring a cover by the artist Christo of the earth encased in plastic on a beach in ...
13:36, 2019-09-12

How Climate Change in Iowa is Changing U.S. Politics Kamala Harris is trying not to step in it. As the California Senator turned presidential candidate tours a beef-and-produce farm in south-central Iow...
13:36, 2019-09-12

These Charts Show How High Sea Levels Will Rise if Antarctica’s Ice Continues to Melt Humans were not around to see Antarctica in the good times, tens of millions of years ago, when it was home to palms and baobab trees, reptiles and m...
13:36, 2019-09-12

Hello From the Year 2050. We Avoided the Worst of Climate Change — But Everything Is Different Let’s imagine for a moment that we’ve reached the middle of the century. It’s 2050, and we have a moment to reflect—the clima...
13:36, 2019-09-12

There's a lost continent hiding beneath Europe There's a lost continent hidden below southern Europe. And researchers have created the most detailed reconstruction of it yet....
13:16, 2019-09-12

US to ban flavoured e-cigarettes after hundreds get strange illness The US is planning to ban flavoured e-cigarettes after people have become ill from a mysterious illness, but it is not known if e-cigarettes really a...
13:08, 2019-09-12

Jane Goodall Keeps Going, With a Lot of Hope (and a Bit of Whiskey) During her girlhood, Tarzan was her role model. When she realized how chimpanzee habitats were being destroyed, she turned into a crusader. At 85, sh...
12:20, 2019-09-12

Stargazing in a War Zone: Veterans on Natural Beauty in Dangerous Places Veterans share the moments during deployments when natural beauty took their breath away, even if just for a moment....
11:20, 2019-09-12

Detecting patients’ pain levels via their brain signals Researchers from MIT and elsewhere have developed a system that measures a patient’s pain level by analyzing brain activity from a portable neuroimag...
06:08, 2019-09-12

Scientists Succeed in Creating Northern White Rhino Embryos CREMONA, Italy (AP) — Scientists announced Wednesday they have succeeded in creating two embryos of the near-extinct northern white rhino as pa...
03:48, 2019-09-12

Towering, balloonlike features found near Milky Way galaxy's center A pair of radio-emitting bubbles that tower hundreds of light years above and below our galaxy were discovered by an international team of astronomer...
02:20, 2019-09-12

Amazon sees more than 100,000 fires, causing spike in air pollution The destructive blazes in the Amazon rainforest are spewing a toxic brew into the air and causing a spike in air pollution, new satellite images from...
00:52, 2019-09-12

Water found in atmosphere of planet beyond our solar system Scientists for the first time have detected water in the atmosphere of an Earth-like planet orbiting a distant star, evidence that a key ingredient f...
00:40, 2019-09-12

Bye bye space-time: is it time to free physics from Einstein’s legacy? Einstein’s framework for the universe, space-time, is at odds with quantum theory. Overcoming this clash and others is vital to unravelling the true ...
23:00, 2019-09-11

Facebook must come clean and hand over election campaign data After fake news and election manipulation scandals, Facebook promised to give researchers data on its political influence. They are still waiting, sa...
23:00, 2019-09-11

There is a pair of weird, gigantic bubbles at the centre of our galaxy There are strange bubbles of particles looming above and below the Milky Way, and they may have been blasted out by our galaxy’s supermassive black h...
23:00, 2019-09-11

This watery planet is the best place to hunt life we've seen so far We've spotted water vapour in the atmosphere of a distant planet twice Earth’s size. It's probably the single best place to hunt for alien life that ...
23:00, 2019-09-11

We may have spotted an interstellar comet flying toward Earth Astronomers have found a comet that seems to have come from beyond our solar system, which would make it the second interstellar object that we’ve ev...
23:00, 2019-09-11

Robot can launch out of the water and glide like a flying fish A robot that can propel itself out of water into flight could be used to take water samples while leapfrogging aquatic obstacles...
23:00, 2019-09-11

Why This Earth-Like Planet is a Big Step Forward in the Search for Life If planets were products their price would be tumbling. Little more than a generation ago, we knew of only eight planets in all the universe—th...
22:40, 2019-09-11

Trump Administration Plans to Ban Flavored E-Cigarettes As vaping-related illnesses spread, President Trump and top health officials met at the White House to discuss ways to keep the products away from te...
22:24, 2019-09-11

How Immunotherapy Might Be Used to Treat Heart Failure Modified immune cells may be trained not just to attack cancer, but any cells in the body that cause disease, a new study suggests....
22:24, 2019-09-11

Purdue Pharma Tentatively Settles Thousands of Opioids Cases The company and its owners, members of the Sackler family, have tentatively reached the first comprehensive settlement in thousands of cases nationwi...
22:24, 2019-09-11

Climate Denialist to Depart White House National Security Council William Happer, a National Security Council adviser who tried unsuccessfully to create a federal panel to attack climate science, plans to leave the ...
22:24, 2019-09-11

Why Aren’t There Better Cancer Drugs? Scientists May Have Picked the Wrong Targets Drugs can stop cancer cells if they attack the right proteins. But many of these targets were chosen with dated, imprecise technology, a new study su...
22:24, 2019-09-11

In the South Pacific, a Humpback Whale Karaoke Lounge Male humpbacks sing songs that are distinctive to their breeding grounds. A gathering spot 700 miles from New Zealand may explain why the songs evolv...
22:24, 2019-09-11

Cops use Tasers to incapacitate and free moose tangled in a hammock Police in Wyoming used Tasers to incapacitate a moose that had become tangled in a hammock before freeing the unfortunate animal....
22:20, 2019-09-11

Scientists create northern white rhino embryos in milestone that could save the species from extinction Scientists and conservationists have successfully created two northern white rhino embryos in a milestone that could save the species from extinction...
22:20, 2019-09-11

'Genderless' penguin to be raised by same-sex couple at London aquarium A baby penguin being raised by a same-sex penguin couple at an aquarium in the U.K. will be brought up without a gender — the first in aquarium histo...
22:20, 2019-09-11

4,500-year-old copper dagger, ancient artifacts, discovered at burial cave in northern Israel A man walking down a dirt road in a village in northern Israel has discovered an ancient copper dagger blade....
22:20, 2019-09-11

Water detected on potentially 'habitable' exoplanet for first time, scientists say Scientists have detected water vapor in the atmosphere of a “super-Earth” exoplanet with potentially habitable temperatures. The discovery, which is ...
22:20, 2019-09-11

Did India’s Chandrayaan-2 Moon Lander Survive? The Chances Are Slim In the history of spaceflight, robotic probes that malfunction while landing on another world are never heard from again....
16:00, 2019-09-11

The voracious and invasive lionfish is taking over the Atlantic. Here's why. One of the most notorious invasive species around, the lionfish, is known for its voracious appetite and can literally eat its competitors out of an ...
13:28, 2019-09-11

Scientists Find the Skull of Humanity’s Ancestor, on a Computer By comparing fossils and CT scans, researchers say they have reconstructed the skull of the last common forebear of modern humans....
12:32, 2019-09-11

Search on for 'monkey' in Texas town after reports of primate swinging through trees, attacking residents: reports Police and animal control staffers continued their search Tuesday for a loose primate that has been reportedly spotted swinging through trees and ter...
08:12, 2019-09-11

Japan resupply mission to space station delayed by launch pad fire Japan said it halted a resupply mission to the International Space Station (ISS) on Wednesday because of a launch pad fire that grounded the rocket....
07:20, 2019-09-11

Endangered sea turtle recovering in Florida after being shot in neck with spear An endangered green sea turtle is recovering after being shot in the neck with a spear off the Florida Keys....
00:44, 2019-09-11

Get set for 'spooky' Friday 13th Harvest Moon Skywatchers are in for a spooky treat later this week thanks to the full moon known as the Harvest Moon....
23:28, 2019-09-10

Did India’s Chandrayaan-2 Moon Lander Survive? The Odds Are Long In the history of spaceflight, robotic probes that malfunction while landing on another world are never heard from again....
23:24, 2019-09-10

The answer to life, the universe, and everything A team led by Andrew Sutherland of MIT and Andrew Booker of Bristol University has solved the final piece of a famous 65-year old math puzzle with an...
23:20, 2019-09-10

Found in Maine: A 1-in-50 Million Lobster The lobster, split from head to tail into halves of black and orange, is a rare find, scientists say....
22:52, 2019-09-10

A New Timeline of the Day the Dinosaurs Began to Die Out By drilling into the Chicxulub crater, scientists assembled a record of what happened just after the asteroid impact....
22:52, 2019-09-10

Canada Tries a Forceful Message for Flood Victims: Live Someplace Else As the costs of climate change mount, the country has begun forcing flooded homeowners to move, prompting clashes over what counts as fair....
20:00, 2019-09-10

Some physicists still doubt whether LIGO has seen gravitational waves LIGO has explained how it processes gravitational wave data in greater detail than ever before. But some physicists still say the analysis contains m...
19:44, 2019-09-10

Hurricane Dorian unearths Civil War cannonballs on South Carolina beach Two Civil War cannonballs have been discovered on a South Carolina beach in the aftermath of Hurricane Dorian....
19:36, 2019-09-10

NOAA Chief, Defending Trump on Dorian, Also Tries to Buoy Scientists The remarks by Neil Jacobs, head of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, were the first since a report that a cabinet secretary had t...
19:20, 2019-09-10

Rare two-toned 'Halloween lobster' found off coast of Maine, a '1-in-50-million' find A rare two-colored lobster has been found off the coast of Maine by a local fisherman who had a 1-in-50-million chance of finding the unusual crustac...
18:16, 2019-09-10

'Storm Area 51' creator leaves alien-themed festival in shakeup over safety concerns, fear of 'Fyre Fest 2.0' The California man behind the viral "Storm Area 51" event on Facebook that may draw alien-obsessed crowds to a rural Nevada county next week has pull...
18:16, 2019-09-10

Two new species of electric eel come as a shock to biologists It was thought that there was only one species of electric eel but a new survey finds there are three, and one has set a new record for its electric ...
18:08, 2019-09-10

HPV vaccinations seem to be creating herd immunity for US men Oral HPV infection rates have dropped by 37 per cent among unvaccinated men in the US, suggesting the widespread vaccine rollout has led to herd immu...
18:08, 2019-09-10

New Electric Eel Is Most Shocking Yet Packing 860 volts, the newly discovered species “will not kill a healthy person.” Still, it has jolted scientists....
17:20, 2019-09-10

How Canadians Raised Millions to Save 2,000 Pristine Acres Thousands of people came up with $2.3 million to buy the land in British Columbia and protect it from loggers....
16:16, 2019-09-10

The day the dinosaurs died: Asteroid impact site reveals devastation from power of 10 billion A-bombs Scientists have unveiled stunning new research that sheds light on the 24 hours that followed the asteroid impact that wiped out the dinosaurs....
16:16, 2019-09-10

Logging study reveals huge hidden emissions of the forestry industry Logging is a massive source of uncounted carbon emissions. But growing the right mix of trees and felling them less often could transform it for the ...
15:20, 2019-09-10

These 5 Big Changes Are Key for Humanity to Survive a Warming Climate Hundreds of millions of people are living with the effects of global warming – some now irreversible. For those on the frontlines of climate ch...
15:12, 2019-09-10

World leaders set to discuss how to ramp up climate change efforts The UN climate action summit on 23 September will be the most important event since the Paris climate deal, but a lack of ambition could hold efforts...
14:32, 2019-09-10

What if there were no sharks? Sharks are magnificent predators that represent an impressive evolutionary success story. They've swum the oceans for more than 400 million years, di...
14:32, 2019-09-10

How Canadians Raised $2.3 Million to Save 2,000 Pristine Acres Thousands of people came up with the money to buy the land in British Columbia and protect it from loggers....
12:40, 2019-09-10

Oregon's Mount Hood active volcano lacks adequate monitoring, scientists say Scientists warn Mount Hood, an active volcano outside Portland, Ore., lacks adequate monitoring equipment, and bureaucratic red tape has left them bl...
12:08, 2019-09-10

India's moon mission locates landing craft, no communication yet India has located the spacecraft it was trying to land on the moon but has not been able to establish communication with it yet, the Indian Space Res...
11:16, 2019-09-10

Scientists uncover new evidence of the asteroid that killed off the dinosaurs Drilling into the seafloor off Mexico, scientists have extracted a unique geologic record of the single worst day in the history of life on Earth, wh...
08:44, 2019-09-10

Objects can now change colors like a chameleon The color-changing capabilities of chameleons have long bewildered willing observers. The philosopher Aristotle himself was long mystified by these a...
07:16, 2019-09-10

Building climate change defences could massively boost world economy Adapting to climate change could boos the world economy by trillions of dollars, says a report backed by Ban Ki-Moon, Bill Gates and the head of the ...
03:40, 2019-09-10

Americans skeptical of UFOs, say government knows more, poll reveals Two-thirds of Americans say the government knows more than it's saying about UFOs in the wake of a plan to "Storm Area 51" in Nevada and potentially ...
01:16, 2019-09-10

The Biblical town of Emmaus, which is linked to Jesus’ resurrection and the Ark of the Covenant, may have been found Archaeologists in Israel may have discovered the Biblical town of Emmaus, which is linked to Jesus’ resurrection and the Ark of the Covenant....
01:16, 2019-09-10

Alien civilizations may have explored the Milky Way and visited Earth already, new study claims Our Milky Way galaxy could be filled with alien civilizations, a new study claims, but we don't know it because they haven't stopped by Earth for a v...
01:16, 2019-09-10

Commerce Chief Threatened Firings at NOAA After Trump’s Dorian Tweets, Sources Say Wilbur L. Ross Jr. made the threat after the agency’s Alabama office contradicted the president’s claim that Hurricane Dorian might hit the state....
23:00, 2019-09-09

Commerce Chief Threatened Firings at NOAA After Trump’s Hurricane Tweets, Sources Say Wilbur L. Ross Jr. made the threat after the agency’s Alabama office contradicted the president’s claim that Hurricane Dorian might hit the state....
22:12, 2019-09-09

We’re Barely Listening to the U.S.’s Most Dangerous Volcanoes A thicket of red tape and regulations have made it difficult for volcanologists to build monitoring stations along Mount Hood and other active volcan...
22:12, 2019-09-09

Using rigorous evaluation to reduce and prevent homelessness in North America For millions of people in the United States, the struggle for stable housing both shapes and is shaped by numerous factors, such as employment opport...
20:20, 2019-09-09

Hearing through the clatter In a busy coffee shop, our eardrums are inundated with sound waves — people chatting, the clatter of cups, music playing — yet our brains somehow man...
20:20, 2019-09-09

Juul Illegally Marketed E-Cigarettes, F.D.A. Says The agency sent a warning letter to the company, saying it violated regulations by touting its vaping products as safer than traditional tobacco ciga...
19:48, 2019-09-09

How Does Antarctica’s Only Native Insect Survive Extreme Cold? The Antarctic midge spends more than half its life frozen. A better understanding of how it does so could have implications for human health....
19:48, 2019-09-09

'Drunk' raccoons spotted stumbling around in Canadian neighborhood Seemingly "drunk" raccoons have been stumbling throughout a Canadian neighborhood in recent days — and the reason may surprise you....
19:00, 2019-09-09

Vikram Moon lander: The anxious wait for a signal from lunar surface Scientists in India are attempting to make contact with the Vikram probe after its nerve-wracking descent to the surface of the Moon last week....
17:56, 2019-09-09

Transplant organs can be supercooled to below zero for longer storage A new technique cools human tissues to -4°C without forming ice crystals that damage cells, and could boost the number of organs available for transp...
17:32, 2019-09-09

An artificial leg with sensors helps people feel every step Two people were able to walk better using an artificial leg thanks to built-in sensors connected to their nerves...
17:32, 2019-09-09

Titan’s odd-shaped lakes may have formed from underground explosions Saturn’s moon Titan has some lakes that are strangely shaped and appear to have formed from explosions of underground nitrogen hundreds of millions o...
17:32, 2019-09-09

Europeans have steadily accumulated mutations for thousands of years The number of mildly harmful mutations in the European population has increased over the last 45,000 years, a lingering effect of early migration int...
17:08, 2019-09-09

Mysterious Indus Valley people gave rise to modern-day South Asians Ancient DNA evidence reveals that the people of the mysterious and complex Indus Valley Civilization are genetically linked to modern South Asians to...
12:20, 2019-09-09

India finds missing Vikram probe on the surface of the moon India has located its missing Vikram Lander on the lunar surface after losing contact with the probe when it was in the final stage of an audacious M...
20:16, 2019-09-08

India Locates Missing Moon Lander Module on Lunar Surface (NEW DELHI) — The lander module from India’s moon mission was located on the lunar surface on Sunday, one day after it lost contact with ...
18:40, 2019-09-08

India Says It Has Located Chandrayaan-2 Lander on Moon’s Surface The chief of the Indian space agency told reporters that the spacecraft’s condition was unclear, but that he expected it had had a “hard landing.”...
14:40, 2019-09-08

How you live affects your sperm - and perhaps your future children too Lifestyle choices from smoking to wearing tight underpants change men's sperm, and animal studies suggest these changes affect children’s health and ...
12:28, 2019-09-08

A Mountain Top Called ‘Little Man’ Falls in Norway, and Residents Weep For five years, geologists in Norway had urgently warned that the top of a mountain called “Little Man” could collapse and destroy huge swaths of a n...
17:16, 2019-09-07

Canada Geese and a Golf Club Face Off in Vermont The Quechee Club postponed plans to invite hunters on its property after animal rights groups and residents lobbed complaints....
14:28, 2019-09-07

Help! There’s a Bear in My Airbnb Lake Tahoe is home to some 300 bears in the summer, and cabins, campgrounds and cars often experience nightly Goldilocks-style break-ins. Time to cal...
08:56, 2019-09-07

India loses contact with Vikram probe in moon landing attempt India lost contact with its uncrewed Vikram probe during the final moments of its audacious attempt to land on the Moon Friday....
02:56, 2019-09-07

Longest Dead Sea Scroll has a salt finish that others lack The ancient Dead Sea Scrolls are continuing to provide researchers with suprising insights....
02:56, 2019-09-07

India loses contact with spacecraft on mission to the moon India lost contact with a spacecraft it was attempting to land on the moon on Saturday, the chairman of the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO)...
02:00, 2019-09-07

India's Vikram moon lander appears to have crashed on the moon The Indian Chandrayaan 2 mission sent a lander towards the surface of the moon, but we lost touch with the craft before it was to land and it may hav...
01:04, 2019-09-07

Scientist: DNA Samples Suggest Famed ‘Loch Ness Monster’ Might Be a Giant Eel. Or Maybe There’s Just Lots of Regular-Sized Eel in the Loch? (NEW YORK) — A scientist who has collected DNA from Scotland’s Loch Ness suggests the lake’s fabled monster might be a giant eel. N...
00:48, 2019-09-07

Major Drug Maker Is Close to Settling Case to Avert First Federal Trial in Opioid Crisis Mallinckrodt Pharmaceuticals announced a tentative agreement to pay $24 million to settle claims brought by two Ohio counties, and to give away $6 mi...
00:40, 2019-09-07

India loses contact with Chandrayaan-2 moon mission The Indian space agency lost communication with its Chandrayaan-2 lunar mission on Saturday, the chairman of the Indian Space Research Organisation s...
00:16, 2019-09-07

How to make a book last for millennia First discovered in 1947 by Bedouin shepherds looking for a lost sheep, the ancient Hebrew texts known as the Dead Sea Scrolls are some of the most w...
21:36, 2019-09-06

Major Opioid Maker Is Close to Settling Case to Avert First Federal Trial Mallinckrodt Pharmaceuticals announced a tentative agreement to pay $24 million to settle claims brought by two Ohio counties, and to give away $6 mi...
21:04, 2019-09-06

Apple disputes Google's iPhone hack claim, says report 'creates false impression' Apple has taken issue with a report from Google's Project Zero security team that said hackers spent at least two years targeting iPhones “en masse,”...
20:57, 2019-09-06

New species of whale discovered on the Japanese coast Scientists have announced the discovery of a new species of beaked whale in the waters off the Japanese coast....
19:36, 2019-09-06

Mathematicians crack elusive puzzle involving the number 42 Can we write any number as the sum of three cubes? It’s a puzzle that has perplexed mathematicians for centuries. Now we have finally have an answer ...
18:56, 2019-09-06

China creates first cloned kitten: 'Meets the emotional needs of young generations' A company in China has created the first cloned cat in the country after the original cat died suddenly in January....
18:40, 2019-09-06

Hurricane Dorian: NASA’s launch hardware survived storm, Kennedy Space Center confirms Launch infrastructure at Kennedy Space Center survived Hurricane Dorian, NASA has confirmed....
16:40, 2019-09-06

2 giant blobs at the core of our galaxy are spewing radiation. Scientists don't know how they got there. In 2010, astronomers working with the Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope announced the discovery of two giant blobs. These blobs were centered on the co...
16:40, 2019-09-06

Two people have died from lung disease after vaping – what’s going on? Two people in the US have died and hundreds more have had severe lung conditions that are thought to be related to vaping – but officials are still u...
16:16, 2019-09-06

The Amazon Fires, From an Extraterrestrial Perspective A version of this first appeared as the TIME Space newsletter sent on Aug. 30. Space is aspirational. Merely the act of looking through a telescope ...
14:40, 2019-09-06

Jurassic turtle may have been crushed underfoot by a giant dinosaur A fossilised turtle from the dinosaur era is flattened and damaged as if it has been stepped on – perhaps by an enormous sauropod dinosaur...
13:12, 2019-09-06

Steven Gubser, a Bright Star in the Physics Universe, Dies at 47 He did groundbreaking work toward finding a “theory of everything.” He died in an Alpine rock-climbing accident....
13:04, 2019-09-06

This Volcanic Eruption Set Off a Phytoplankton Bloom Lava from Kilauea in Hawaii flowed into the Pacific last year and pushed nutrients to the surface. The result was a banquet for light-loving microbes...
13:04, 2019-09-06

13th-century death pit reveals murdered family in the 'city drowned in blood' When Mongol soldiers swept through the Russian town of Yaroslavl in 1238, a bloodbath followed. Hundreds of people died horrific and violent deaths d...
11:16, 2019-09-06

Scientists monitoring marine heat wave off West Coast which could disrupt ecosystem Federal scientists said Thursday that they will be monitoring a new ocean heat wave off the West Coast, which could badly disrupt marine life....
03:24, 2019-09-06

New duck-billed dinosaur, Kamuysaurus japonicus, discovered by scientists A dinosaur that was unearthed from 72 million year old marine deposits in northern Japan belongs to a new genus and species, researchers announced....
02:52, 2019-09-06

White House Prepares to Revoke California’s Right to Set Tougher Pollution Rules The move is a direct challenge to California but also the latest sign the president’s broader effort to roll back fuel economy standards has fallen i...
02:20, 2019-09-06

Coral reefs are now spawning out of sync and might fail to reproduce Corals need to spawn within minutes of each other to optimise reproduction – but climate change is causing them to spawn out of sync, threatening the...
00:28, 2019-09-06

How big is a proton? We may finally have the answer to this puzzle Our measurements of the proton’s radius clash with one another, which could be a problem for the laws of physics. But a new test has helped unravel t...
00:28, 2019-09-06

How Did an Ancient Sea Turtle End Up Under a Dinosaur’s Foot? Paleontologists believe the turtle became stranded and died after crawling across a tidal flat. Then it suffered the ultimate indignity of its time....
00:28, 2019-09-06

How a Volcanic Eruption Set Off a Phytoplankton Bloom Lava from Kilauea in Hawaii flowed into the Pacific last year and pushed nutrients to the surface. The result was a banquet for light-loving microbes...
00:28, 2019-09-06

Ocean Heat Wave Off U.S. West Coast Could Badly Disrupt Marine Life, Scientists Say (SEATTLE) — Federal scientists said Thursday they are monitoring a new ocean heat wave off the U.S. West Coast, a development that could badly ...
23:08, 2019-09-05

Exotic physics phenomenon is observed for first time An exotic physical phenomenon, involving optical waves, synthetic magnetic fields, and time reversal, has been directly observed for the first time, ...
21:48, 2019-09-05

Creating new opportunities from nanoscale materials A hundred years ago, “2d” meant a two-penny, or 1-inch, nail. Today, “2-D” encompasses a broad range of atomically thin flat materials, many with exo...
21:48, 2019-09-05

Photographer captures moment 'curious' squirrel stops to smell a flower A photographer in Vienna, Austria captured the moment a small ground squirrel stopped to smell the flowers — in order to find out which one would tas...
21:08, 2019-09-05

Mystery swirls around missing $332G underwater observatory A sophisticated underwater observatory has disappeared from the Baltic seabed, baffling scientists....
19:08, 2019-09-05

T. rex had an 'air conditioner' in its head, study says The most fearsome predator to ever walk the Earth, Tyrannosaurus rex, had something similar to an air conditioner in its head, allowing it to stay co...
19:08, 2019-09-05

Mysterious Adolf Hitler bust found in French Senate basement A bust of Nazi leader Adolf Hitler has been found in the basement of the French Senate, a secret kept for 75 years, according to a startling investig...
19:08, 2019-09-05

Hitler's secret Nazi war machine revealed in hidden bases Experts are looking to unlock the sinister secrets of hidden Nazi bases dotted across Europe....
19:08, 2019-09-05

Einstein’s black holes are not the black holes we see in reality We’re only just grasping how cosmic black holes and Einstein’s theories relate – and that deepens our sense of wonder, says Chanda Prescod-Weinstein...
19:08, 2019-09-05

Pesticide made from spider venom kills pests without harming bees Honeybee nests are being devastated by a species of beetle, but a pesticide based on spider venom can help by killing the beetles without harming the...
19:08, 2019-09-05

Shep Doeleman on the Breakthrough Prize-winning black hole photo The team behind the first ever image of a black hole has won the prestigious $3m Breakthrough Prize. New Scientist spoke with the group’s leader, She...
19:08, 2019-09-05

Scientists win millions in the 2020 Breakthrough Prize The Breakthrough Prize rewards work in physics, mathematics, and the life sciences, and it has just awarded almost $20 million to researchers around ...
19:08, 2019-09-05

Loch Ness monster might just be a giant eel, say scientists Scotland's fabled Loch Ness monster could possibly be a giant eel, scientists said on Thursday after an intensive analysis of traces of DNA in the Lo...
16:28, 2019-09-05

Loch Ness monster could be a giant eel, researcher claims After months of speculation surrounding a study into whether the Loch Ness monster was real, the researcher behind it has claimed it could be a giant...
15:40, 2019-09-05

Worm's 550M year-old 'death march' might be earliest known animal trail, study finds The fossil of a worm that lived 550 million-years-ago may be the earliest known evidence of an animal walking on the Earth's surface, according to a ...
15:40, 2019-09-05

New Scientist joins the Covering Climate Now initiative New Scientist has joined Covering Climate Now, a journalistic collaboration providing extensive coverage of the UN climate action summit taking place...
15:32, 2019-09-05

Loch Ness monster could be a giant eel, researcher reveals After months of speculation surrounding a study into whether the Loch Ness monster was real, the researcher behind it has revealed it could be a gian...
14:08, 2019-09-05

A Cognitive Researcher Explains How Male and Female Brains Aren’t So Different The British cognitive researcher Gina Rippon tells TIME why male and female brains aren’t so different, explored in her book Gender and Our Bra...
12:44, 2019-09-05

Meet the 'giant elephant trunks,' mysterious cosmic structures 10 times bigger than the 'pillars of creation' Ursa Major, the Tadpole Galaxy, the Crab Nebula — when it comes to naming objects in space, it sometimes seems like astronomers wish they'd gone into...
11:56, 2019-09-05

White House to Relax Energy Efficiency Rules for Light Bulbs In 2007, a bipartisan Congress said that requiring energy efficient light bulbs was the right idea. The Trump administration disagrees....
01:48, 2019-09-05

Sally Floyd, Who Helped Things Run Smoothly Online, Dies at 69 In the early 1990s, Dr. Floyd was one of the inventors of Random Early Detection, which continues to play a vital role in the stability of the intern...
01:48, 2019-09-05

Squirrels Relax When They Hear Birds Relaxing Scientists show that squirrels have one ear tuned to the chatter of birds, and act on what they learn from eavesdropping....
01:48, 2019-09-05

A tech intervention to tame tuberculosis For tuberculosis patients, complying with a full course of treatment can be daunting and difficult. But a new experiment conducted by MIT researchers...
00:00, 2019-09-05

Ancient Denisovan finger bone seen as surprisingly 'humanlike,' scientists say A Denisovan finger fossil holds a suprising feature that sheds light on the development on our human ancestors....
23:52, 2019-09-04

Scientists make new discovery using 19th-century physicist’s theories Scientists have discovered a previously unknown type of light wave using the theories of a 19th-century mathematician and physicist....
23:00, 2019-09-04

'Storm Area 51' alien-themed events in Nevada get final approval from county With two weeks to go before alien-obsessed crowds are poised to possibly descend on a rural Nevada county for "Storm Area 51," officials have given t...
23:00, 2019-09-04

Hurricane Dorian: NASA video shows 62 mph wind and rain whipping through Kennedy Space Center A video posted on social media by NASA shows 62 mph wind and rain from Hurricane Dorian whipping through the Kennedy Space Center’s Launch Control Ce...
20:44, 2019-09-04

How “information gerrymandering” influences voters Many voters today seem to live in partisan bubbles, where they receive only partial information about how others feel regarding political issues. Now...
20:36, 2019-09-04

AI facial recognition software now works for wild chimpanzees too Artificial intelligence can recognise individual chimpanzees from their faces, giving researchers a quicker and cheaper way to track and study the ap...
20:28, 2019-09-04

A single severe head injury can trigger long-term brain damage Brain scans show that one major head injury can cause similar long-term brain damage to that seen in NFL players who have had many smaller head knock...
20:28, 2019-09-04

All languages, however different, convey information at the same rate Languages differ in how much information they encode per syllable. But speaking at different speeds means they all convey data at the same rate...
20:28, 2019-09-04

Hurricane Dorian may have made a species of bird go extinct In addition to killing several people and destroying thousands of buildings in the Bahamas, Hurricane Dorian may have killed the last surviving Baham...
20:12, 2019-09-04

Artifacts believed to be from final battle of English Civil War discovered Archaeologists have unearthed artifacts believed to be from the final battle of the English Civil War, including musket balls, horse harness fittings...
19:56, 2019-09-04

Wild horses of North Carolina to ride out hurricane with 'butts to the wind' The majestic herds of wild horses that roam North Carolina's Outer Banks will likely ride out Hurricane Dorian's whipping winds and strong storm surg...
19:56, 2019-09-04

Johns Hopkins Opens New Center for Psychedelic Research The research center, with $17 million from donors, aims to give “psychedelic medicine” a long-sought foothold in the scientific establishment....
19:08, 2019-09-04

Behold Mortichnia, the Death Trail of an Ancient Worm A 500-million-year-old fossil offered a rare treasure: The imprint of an animal that literally died in its tracks....
19:08, 2019-09-04

Soft robotics breakthrough manages immune response for implanted devices Researchers from the Institute for Medical Engineering and Science (IMES) at MIT; the National University of Ireland Galway (NUI Galway); and AMBER, ...
18:36, 2019-09-04

World's hungriest caterpillar is wreaking destruction around the world Scientists are racing to develop weapons against fall armyworms, a devastating pest that is rapidly invading new continents and destroying vital food...
17:00, 2019-09-04

Hurricane Dorian may have wiped out at least one bird species In addition to killing several people and destroying thousands of buildings in the Bahamas, Hurricane Dorian was probably a disaster for local wildli...
17:00, 2019-09-04

NASA captures incredible image of dying star in deep space NASA's Hubble Space Telescope managed to snap an incredible picture of a dying star in the Gemini constellation....
16:20, 2019-09-04

Intense ammonia storms on Jupiter are messing up the planet's belts Jupiter, the largest planet in the solar system, is perhaps most famous for its giant Red Spot, a continuous storm that has been observed since 1830....
16:20, 2019-09-04

The surprising future of driving: cars that spy on your every move All cars could soon be equipped with driving-assistance technology that closely monitors our driving. It could save thousands of lives – if we use it...
15:08, 2019-09-04

Goose blood runs cold to carry more oxygen on high altitude flights Geese that migrate on high altitude routes over the Himalayas have a lower metabolism and cooler blood when they are flying in low-oxygen conditions...
14:44, 2019-09-04

SpaceX satellite near miss shows need for rules of the road in space Two satellites have almost collided in space. With the number of satellites set to increase 10 fold before long, we desperately need better orbital n...
14:44, 2019-09-04

Did a Jurassic magma plume burst through the Earth? About 180 million years ago, when dinosaurs still roamed the planet, a giant plume of molten rock may have punched its way through Earth, knocking th...
11:56, 2019-09-04

We can tell where a whale has travelled from the themes in its song Humpback whales pick up songs from one another along their migratory routes, which means we can tell which places they’ve visited just by listening t...
01:52, 2019-09-04

What Will Turn Hurricane Dorian? How Wide Is the Eye? Your Questions Answered. Understanding and forecasting a giant storm requires knowledge, experience and data — a lot of it, though scientists could always use more....
00:32, 2019-09-04

A summer at the MSRP-Bio reveals connections between proteins, people, and passions Meucci Ilunga seems to know something about everything. He’s a videographer who’s branching out into podcasting. He’s researched cancer therapies and...
23:36, 2019-09-03

Hurricane Dorian: NASA team set to ride out storm at Kennedy Space Center As Hurricane Dorian edges closer to Florida’s eastern coast, a 120-strong team of NASA personnel will ride out the storm at Kennedy Space Center, whe...
22:24, 2019-09-03

Hurricane Dorian's monstrous size revealed in epic images from space As Hurricane Dorian churns ominously near the southeast U.S. coast after ravaging the Bahamas with wind, pounding rain and flooding, the storm's giga...
22:24, 2019-09-03

Comparing primate vocalizations The utterances of Old World monkeys, some of our primate cousins, may be more sophisticated than previously realized — but even so, they display cons...
19:52, 2019-09-03

China finds mysterious and strange 'shiny gel' on dark side of the Moon China's Chang'e-4 lunar rover, which successfully landed on the Moon in January, has found something rather strange and perplexing — an oddly colored...
19:28, 2019-09-03

‘Witch hunt' launched in Scotland as officials seek remains of 'witch' who died 315 years ago Officials in Scotland want to locate the remains of a woman accused of witchcraft who died in prison 315 years ago....
19:28, 2019-09-03

Dorian batters Bahamas with strong hurricane winds for record time Category 5 Dorian slowed to a halt as it moved over the island, subjecting it to the most prolonged and fiercest battering by an Atlantic hurricane e...
19:12, 2019-09-03

Chinese vase bought for $1 could be worth $100G A vase that was purchased for 1 British pound ($1.21) could be worth nearly $100,000 (80,000 British pounds) after it was revealed that the vase was ...
18:08, 2019-09-03

These High-Flying Geese Are ‘the Astronauts of the Bird World’ Bar-headed geese migrate above 26,000 feet. A better understanding of their efficient use of oxygen could have implications for human medical treatme...
17:28, 2019-09-03

Remnants of ancient planet just found in famous meteorite Though it was discovered in the Australian outback in the 1950s and studied since then, researchers have just found a surprising result buried inside...
16:32, 2019-09-03

Mass extinction event 2 billion years ago killed 99 percent of life on Earth, study says There have been several mass extinction events during the planet's history, including the Cretaceous–Paleogene extinction event, arguably the best-kn...
15:36, 2019-09-03

White Barn Owls Thrive When Hunting in Bright Moonlight Something about the light from a full moon shining on the frightening face of a barn owl makes voles freeze a bit too long....
13:52, 2019-09-03

How to Save the Colorado River from Climate Change and Chronic Overuse Paul Kehmeier is a fourth-generation farmer from western Colorado. One hundred and twenty years ago, his great grandfather Wilhelm Kehmeier bought la...
13:36, 2019-09-03

Arctic and Amazon climate tipping points put our future in doubt The Amazon and the Arctic are on fire. What we do now will have a massive impact on the future of the planet – and us...
12:04, 2019-09-03

The Hospital Treated These Patients. Then It Sued Them. Most hospitals do not frequently take patients to court over medical debt. But since 2015, Carlsbad Medical Center, in New Mexico, has filed lawsuits...
10:00, 2019-09-03

An Indian Landing Module Is Ready for Touchdown on the Moon’s Surface NEW DELHI (AP) — The landing module of India’s unmanned moon mission separated from the orbiter on Monday ahead of its planned touchdown ...
03:36, 2019-09-03

Great white shark spotted off Massachusetts coast feeding on dead whale carcass A great white shark stunned a whale-watching group off the coast of Massachusetts on Sunday when the ocean predator was spotted feasting on the carca...
23:40, 2019-09-02

Dr. Donald Lindberg, 85, Dies; Opened Medical Research to the World As director of the National Library of Medicine, the world’s largest, he digitized its holdings to make them available to experts globally....
23:08, 2019-09-02

Adorable pink panda cubs born at Berlin Zoo A pair of panda cub twins were born at a zoo in Berlin, Germany over the weekend, the first time the exotic animal has been born in the country....
21:08, 2019-09-02

A European Satellite Had to Fire Thrusters to Avoid Colliding With a SpaceX Satellite Three months after Elon Musk’s SpaceX launched the first set of what will be a broadband-providing constellation of satellites, other operators...
20:28, 2019-09-02

Count on hurricanes to spark storms of online misinformation The names of hurricanes may change, but one thing seems to stay the same: Misinformation spreads quickly during these dangerous storms....
19:24, 2019-09-02

Hurricane Dorian Is Now a Category 4, But Still ‘Extremely Dangerous.’ Here’s What to Know Hurricane Dorian, one of the most powerful Atlantic hurricanes on record, battered the Bahamas early Monday as a “catastrophic” Category ...
18:44, 2019-09-02

Hurricane Dorian Is Barely Moving at All. Here’s Why That Makes it Especially Dangerous Hurricane Dorian, which slammed the Bahamas early Monday as a catastrophic Category 5 storm, is packing remarkably strong winds — but the storm...
18:44, 2019-09-02

A comprehensive catalogue of human digestive tract bacteria The human digestive tract is home to thousands of different strains of bacteria. Many of these are beneficial, while others contribute to health prob...
18:20, 2019-09-02

Climate change has created more bird winners than losers in England Of 23 bird species in England affected by climate change over the past 50 years, 19 have seen a positive effect, including wrens, long-tailed tits an...
18:12, 2019-09-02

Strong support for Trump linked to willingness to persecute immigrants Surveys have found that people who identify strongly with Donald Trump are more likely to say they are willing to commit violence against immigrants...
18:12, 2019-09-02

Bananas have benefited from climate change – but they won’t in future As the world has warmed, banana producers have been able to grow more fruit per hectare. But by 2050 annual production may begin to fall in some coun...
18:12, 2019-09-02

India's Chandrayaan-2 spacecraft set for historic lunar landing India's dream of landing on the Moon is getting closer to reality as its Chandrayaan-2 spacecraft split into two on Monday, with one half set to land...
16:20, 2019-09-02

Hurricane Dorian: Incredible satellite images show monster storm Incredible satellite images of Hurricane Dorian — the Category 5 monster that continues to batter parts of the Bahamas with wind gusts up to 220 mph ...
16:20, 2019-09-02

Communities in East Anglia are deciding whether to abandon their towns Rising sea levels mean that coastal communities in the UK are having to decide whether to defend their towns, and when they will need to abandon them...
14:52, 2019-09-02

Hurricane Dorian is joint strongest Atlantic storm ever to hit land The Bahamas have been hit with the powerful Hurricane Dorian, which was made more intense by moving over water that is abnormally warm due to climate...
14:52, 2019-09-02

Great Barrier Reef now has 'very poor' outlook due to climate change Only global action on climate change can save the Great Barrier Reef, according to a government report that downgrades its outlook to “very poor”...
13:24, 2019-09-02

Monstrous space explosions may be showering nearby galaxy in gold Mergers of this magnitude are so violent they rattle the fabric of space-time, releasing gravitational waves that spread through the cosmos like ripp...
11:32, 2019-09-02

Hurricane Dorian Strikes the Bahamas as a History-Making Category 5 Storm. Here’s What to Know Hurricane Dorian, a “catastrophic” Category 5 storm, has officially made landfall in the Bahamas. The National Hurricane Center deemed it...
01:52, 2019-09-02

Hurricane Dorian Strengthens to Category 5 as It Makes Landfall in the Bahamas. Here’s the Latest Track and Forecast Hurricane Dorian, a “catastrophic” Category 5 storm, has officially made landfall in the Bahamas. The National Hurricane Center confirmed...
20:20, 2019-09-01

Hurricane Dorian Strengthens to Category 5 as It Closes in on the Bahamas. Here’s the Latest Track and Forecast Hurricane Dorian has officially been upgraded to a “catastrophic” Category 5 storm. The National Hurricane Center confirmed the upgrade S...
14:36, 2019-09-01

CRISPR could lead to gene-editing fix for a form of male infertility Infertile male mice have fathered offspring after their condition was fixed by CRISPR – an approach that could help many couples with fertility probl...
13:28, 2019-09-01

Quantum X-ray machine takes razor sharp pictures with less radiation By shining an X-ray beam through a diamond, scientists have made X-rays with unique quantum properties that let them make sharper images using less r...
08:44, 2019-09-01

Hurricane Dorian Strengthens to Category 4 as It Heads for Florida and Atlantic Coast. Here’s the Latest Track and Forecast Hurricane Dorian has been upgraded to a Category 4 storm as it barrels toward the Bahamas and Florida’s Atlantic coast, according to the latest...
18:04, 2019-08-31

Hurricane Dorian Strengthens to Category 4 as It Heads for Florida. Here’s the Latest Track and Forecast Hurricane Dorian has been upgraded to a Category 4 storm as it barrels toward the Bahamas and Florida’s Atlantic coast, according to the latest...
17:08, 2019-08-31

AIs that deblur faces could make people on CCTV easier to identify Artificial intelligence that deblurs photos of people’s faces could be used to improve facial recognition of surveillance images...
10:24, 2019-08-31

Russia maps 5 new Arctic islands discovered by eagle-eyed student Russia has mapped five new Arctic islands that were first spotted by a student using satellite imagery....
03:48, 2019-08-31

Past sea-level rise? Scientists find evidence several million years old A group of scientists studying evidence preserved in cave formations have found that sea level was as much as 52 feet higher than the present day mor...
03:48, 2019-08-31

What’s Killing California’s Sea Otters? House Cats The state’s beloved sea mammals have been plagued by the deadly Toxoplasma parasite. They’re catching it from feral and pet cats....
01:04, 2019-08-31

The Northern Lights Could Be Visible Across the Northern U.S. This Weekend. Here’s How to See the Aurora Parts of the northern United States from Montana to northern New England could get a glimpse of the Northern Lights over Labor Day Weekend, space wea...
21:44, 2019-08-30

Hurricane Dorian Strengthens to Category 3 as It Heads for Florida. Here’s the Latest Track and Forecast Hurricane Dorian has been upgraded to a Category 3 storm as it barrels toward the Bahamas and Florida’s Atlantic coast, according to the latest...
20:48, 2019-08-30

Metal detector enthusiast uncovers amazing trove of coins on ancient, bloody battlesite A metal detector enthusiast has found a treasure trove of silver coins that may have been used during a bloody battle in the early 14th century....
19:52, 2019-08-30

Real-life 'Jaws'? Massive great white shark almost bites fisherman's boat An Instagram post has gone viral after a massive great white shark bumped into a fisherman's boat with its mouth wide open in Cape Cod earlier this w...
19:52, 2019-08-30

Think Your Aging Parents Are Stubborn? Blame ‘Mismatched Goals’ Researchers are learning more about the causes of what may seem intransigent behavior. There’s no easy fix....
19:28, 2019-08-30

Can Genetics Explain Why Some People Thrive on Less Sleep? Several members of the same family get by on less than six hours of sleep a night. Their genetics could illuminate how sleep works for the rest of us...
19:28, 2019-08-30

Darth Vader's birthplace found? Evidence of dangerous volcano, lava world spotted in deep space Researchers believe they have discovered what they describe as "the first volcanically active exomoon," a celestial body eerily reminiscent of the ti...
17:44, 2019-08-30

World’s largest 'mass child sacrifice' site discovered in Peru: reports The centuries-old remains of more than 200 children have been discovered in Peru, according to reports. Experts say that the macabre discovery is lik...
16:32, 2019-08-30

We may have seen signs of an exomoon spewing out volcanic gas Astronomers have spotted a plume of sodium near a distant planet. The gas is so far from the surface that they say it must have come from a volcanic ...
16:00, 2019-08-30

Hurricane Dorian Strengthens to Category 2 as It Heads for Florida. Here’s the Latest Track and Forecast Hurricane Dorian has been upgraded to a Category 2 storm as it barrels toward the Bahamas and Florida’s Atlantic coast, according to the latest...
14:00, 2019-08-30

Astronomers baffled by 'cosmic mountain ranges' jutting through the Milky Way To us, the night sky may look like a random splattering of stars, but astronomers are learning that in some regions of our galaxy, stars have clumped...
11:16, 2019-08-30

Robot pilot that can grab the flight controls gets its plane licence A robot pilot is learning to fly. It has passed its pilot’s test and flown its first plane, but it has also had its first mishap too...
11:00, 2019-08-30

For first time, astronomers catch asteroid in the act of changing color Last December, scientists discovered an “active” asteroid within the asteroid belt, sandwiched between the orbits of Mars and Jupiter. The space rock...
06:00, 2019-08-30

Trump Authorizes a Space Command. Next, He Wants a Space Force. While there is widespread agreement on the need to protect American interests in space, there is disagreement on how to go about it....
05:12, 2019-08-30

Amazon fires produce 220-degree scorched earth, dense smoke in new NASA images The fires burning in the Amazon rainforest are exceedingly hot, according to a new report from NASA....
04:08, 2019-08-30

First American settlers may have been in Idaho 16,500 years ago, study says Scientists claim they've discovered artifacts in Idaho indicating that humans were living there about 16,500 years ago, providing new evidence that e...
04:08, 2019-08-30

The Trump Administration Just Loosened Methane Emissions Rules. Here’s What To Know On Thursday, the Environmental Protection Agency announced plans to loosen regulations on methane, a potent greenhouse gas known to propel climate ch...
04:08, 2019-08-30

Mysterious one-legged skeleton discovered in Russia may be Napoleon’s favorite general Archaeologists in Russia recently discovered a one-legged skeleton buried beneath a dance floor that may solve a 207-year-old mystery about the final...
00:32, 2019-08-30

'Storm Area 51' causes second Nevada county to sign emergency declaration A second county in rural Nevada voted Wednesday to pre-sign an emergency declaration out of fears the "Storm Area 51" event next month may bring alie...
00:32, 2019-08-30

Wildlife photographer captures images of dragonflies covered in dew: It 'clung to their bodies like jewels' A wildlife photographer was stunned when he came across dragonflies covered in morning dew, giving the illusion the small insects were diamond-encrus...
00:32, 2019-08-30

Incredible images reveal 'frozen-in-time' shipwreck HMS Terror The Royal Navy warship was part of a doomed 1845 Arctic mission to locate the Northwest Passage....
00:32, 2019-08-30

Trump establishes Space Command, defends US interest in space President Trump formally announced the re-establishment of the U.S. Space Command on Tuesday after a 17-year absence as his administration focuses on...
00:32, 2019-08-30

Kennedy Space Center braces for Hurricane Dorian as NASA protects launch infrastructure As Hurricane Dorian makes its way toward Florida NASA is working to secure key launch infrastructure at Kennedy Space Center....
00:32, 2019-08-30

Iranian satellite launch fails due to technical issues: Official An Iranian rocket exploded on its launch pad at Imam Khomeini Space Center in northern Iran before its scheduled launch on Thursday, an Iranian offic...
23:04, 2019-08-29

It's officially now the worst ever August for Amazon deforestation The amount of Amazon rainforest being cleared in Brazil has hit a record high. But president Jair Bolsonaro is moving to ban the setting of fires for...
21:52, 2019-08-29

Idaho artifacts show human presence in Americas 16,600 years ago Artifacts including stone tools and animal bone fragments found in Idaho dating back about 16,600 years represent what may be the oldest evidence of ...
21:12, 2019-08-29

6 Major Climate Change Rules the Trump Administration Is Reversing The Trump administration is trying to roll back more than 80 environmental rules; half involve climate change. Here are some of the biggest climate-r...
21:04, 2019-08-29

Many Genes Influence Same-Sex Sexuality, Not a Single ‘Gay Gene’ The largest study of same-sex sexual behavior finds the genetics are complicated, and social and environmental factors are also key....
21:04, 2019-08-29

Mini-brains grown in a lab show neural activity like preterm babies Miniature brains grown in a lab show remarkably similar activity to preterm babies’ brain, dispelling the idea that brains need to develop in a womb ...
19:28, 2019-08-29

Here’s the Real Reason DARPA Is Looking for ‘Underground Urban Tunnels’ for ‘Research and Experimentation’ When DARPA, an agency within the Defense Department that works on advanced technology for the military, asked Twitter users if they knew of any urban...
19:20, 2019-08-29

Hurricane Dorian Expected to Hit Florida as a Category 4. Here’s the Latest Track and Forecast Hurricane Dorian is predicted to make landfall on Florida’s Atlantic coast or possibly in Georgia as a powerful Category 4 storm late Sunday or...
18:48, 2019-08-29

Two-headed turtle spotted on South Carolina beach: 'We thought we had seen it all' A two-headed spotted turtle hatchling was found on Hilton Head Island, S.C. on Wednesday, Fox 46 Charlotte reports....
18:32, 2019-08-29

W.H.O. Warns of ‘Dramatic’ Rise in Measles in Europe The disease had a resurgence in Britain, Greece, the Czech Republic and Albania, the World Health Organization said....
18:24, 2019-08-29

These Marsupials Drop Dead After Mating This extreme reproductive strategy has been observed in the wild for the first time among male kalutas, mouselike mammals native to Northwestern Aust...
18:24, 2019-08-29

A Robot With Noodle-like Fingers Helps Handle Soft Jellyfish Metal claws and suction samplers can be rough on delicate deep sea creatures. So scientists have designed a gentle robot to scoop up the organisms th...
18:24, 2019-08-29

Hurricane Dorian Expected to Hit Florida as a Category 4. Here’s the Latest Track and Forecast. Hurricane Dorian is predicted to make landfall on Florida’s Atlantic coast as a powerful Category 4 storm, according to the latest forecast fro...
17:52, 2019-08-29

Round-up: the key decisions to protect wildlife from the CITES summit Giraffes, sharks and otters were granted stronger protections at the CITES wildlife trade summit in Geneva, but a stalemate prevailed on elephants an...
17:12, 2019-08-29

Don’t go bananas: Should we be cutting down on the fruit we eat? News that some zoos have stopped feeding monkeys fruit has led people to suggest humans avoid it too. But that ignores a few crucial details, says Ja...
17:12, 2019-08-29

If I have a disease-causing gene, should my doctor tell my family? Genetic testing is undermining medical norms as people sue their doctors for either telling them or not telling them a relative’s diagnosis, says Lau...
17:12, 2019-08-29

Newt Gingrich’s Moon Sweepstakes Are a Confounding Development in Today’s Space Race A version of this first appeared as the TIME Space newsletter sent on Aug. 24. Newt Gingrich is going to the moon. Again. You might argue that Gingr...
17:12, 2019-08-29

Incredible images show elephant getting rescued from a 20-foot well in India Pictures have surfaced of rescuers coming to the aid of an elephant after it fell down a 20-foot well in an Indian jungle....
16:24, 2019-08-29

Great white sharks have disappeared from South Africa, baffling experts Great white sharks have disappeared from Cape Town, South Africa, with nary a single shark having been spotted over the past 18 months and experts ar...
15:04, 2019-08-29

NASA's long-delayed James Webb telescope is finally assembled for the first time Nearly a year after it was supposed to launch, NASA has finally assembled the James Webb Space Telescope, the long-awaited successor to the Hubble Sp...
15:04, 2019-08-29

Why Are the Children Hairy All Over? Drug Mix-Up Leads to ‘Werewolf Syndrome’ At least 17 children, including babies, began growing hair all over their bodies after a hair loss treatment was mislabeled as heartburn medicine....
14:56, 2019-08-29

Quantum gravity could reverse cause and effect You've probably heard of Schrödinger's cat, the unfortunate feline in a box that is simultaneously alive and dead until the box is opened to reveal i...
13:08, 2019-08-29

Puzzling signals seen by LIGO may be gravitational wave split in two LIGO detected two gravitational waves coming from the same area on the same day. This unusual event may have been caused by the same wave splitting i...
12:52, 2019-08-29

MIT’s fleet of autonomous boats can now shapeshift MIT’s fleet of robotic boats has been updated with new capabilities to “shapeshift,” by autonomously disconnecting and reassembling into a variety of...
06:24, 2019-08-29