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Well-Digging Feral Horses and Donkeys Increase Water Availability 2021-05-03 16:43:21Feral equids (horses and donkeys) reintroduced to desert regions in the North American southwest regularly dig wells to expose groundwater, increasing

Paleontologists Find One-Billion-Year-Old Multicellular Microfossils 2021-05-03 14:24:57Bicellum brasieri, a freshwater protist that lived nearly one billion years ago, had two distinct cell types and could be the earliest multicellular a

New Species of Deepwater Snapper Discovered 2021-05-03 11:23:19A team of marine biologists from the United States, Spain and Taiwan has discovered a new species of the snapper genus Etelis living in Indo-West Paci

Hubble Observes Massive Galaxy Cluster: Abell 3827 2021-05-03 04:38:55Abell 3827, a galaxy cluster located approximately 1.3 billion light-years away in the southern constellation of Indus, is so massive that its gravity

Radio Astronomers Measure Fundamental Properties of Venus 2021-04-30 15:59:24Astronomers using Earth-based radar observations have measured some of the fundamental properties of the planet Venus: the precise length of a day, th

Hubble Captures First-Ever Ultraviolet Image of Exoplanet 2021-04-30 14:56:28Astronomers using the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope have imaged a Jupiter-sized, still-forming planet around the orange dwarf star PDS 70. This is t

New Species of Poisonous Fluorescent Frog Discovered in 2021-04-30 14:03:35Scientists have described a new species of the frog genus Brachycephalus from the forests of the Brazilian state of São Paulo. Brachycephalus i

Asteroid 2018 LA Likely Came from Vesta, Researchers 2021-04-30 11:50:072018 LA, a 1.5-m-wide asteroid that disintegrated harmlessly over Botswana, Africa, just hours after its discovery on June 2, 2018, is only the second

Scientists Sequence Genome of Common Marmoset 2021-04-29 17:14:22Researchers from the Vertebrate Genomes Project have produced a chromosome-level, fully haplotype-resolved diploid genome assembly for the common marm

Astronomers Snap Detailed Image of Dwarf Galaxy Sextans 2021-04-29 16:12:15Astronomers using the Nicholas U. Mayall 4-m Telescope at Kitt Peak National Observatory have captured a breathtaking photo of an irregular dwarf gala

Physicists Turn Atomic Bose-Einstein Condensate into Molecular One 2021-04-29 15:25:50Molecular quantum gases (that is, ultracold and dense molecular gases) have many potential applications, including quantum control of chemical reactio

Black Hole-Neutron Star Mergers May Help Precisely Measure 2021-04-29 14:01:39Gravitational-wave and electromagnetic observations of neutron-star-black-hole mergers can provide precise local measurements of the Universe’s

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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E.P.A. to Sharply Limit Powerful Greenhouse Gases 2021-05-03 17:27:20The Biden administration is moving quickly to limit hydrofluorocarbons, the Earth-warming chemicals used in air-conditioning and refrigeration.

A Growing Summertime Risk for Cities: Power Failures 2021-05-03 16:14:38The author of a new study said the combination of blackouts and extreme heat “may be the deadliest climate-related event we can imagine.”

MDMA Reaches Next Step Toward Approval for Treatment 2021-05-03 15:48:30A new study shows that MDMA, known as Ecstasy or Molly, can bring relief when paired with talk therapy to those with severe post-traumatic stress diso

Helen Murray Free Dies at 98; Chemist Developed 2021-05-03 15:08:25She and her husband invented a dip-and-read paper strip that greatly simplified the diagnosis of the disease and paved the way for home test kits.

Biden Has Elevated the Job of Science Adviser. 2021-05-03 14:01:18The Senate is considering Eric S. Lander’s nomination after months of delay. Some experts ask if an adviser can actually have an impact.

To Solve 3 Cold Cases, This Small County 2021-05-03 12:45:32Forensic genealogy helped nab the Golden State Killer in 2018. Now investigators across the country are using it to revisit hundreds of unsolved crime

Faith, Freedom, Fear: Rural America’s Covid Vaccine Skeptics 2021-05-03 08:26:01Resistance is widespread in white, Republican communities like this one in Appalachia. But it’s far more complicated than just a partisan divide

Mozambique Mints a New National Park — and 2021-05-03 05:00:30In the wake of wars, natural disasters and insurgencies, Mozambique is experiencing an environmental renaissance. One of the results is a new and stun

SpaceX Makes First Nighttime Splashdown With Astronauts Since 2021-05-03 03:32:29Crew-1, which launched to the space station in November, left the space station in the capsule called Resilience.

Reaching ‘Herd Immunity’ Is Unlikely in the U.S., 2021-05-03 03:00:11Widely circulating coronavirus variants and persistent hesitancy about vaccines will keep the goal out of reach. The virus is here to stay, but vaccin

Researchers Discover a Pregnant Egyptian Mummy 2021-05-02 17:37:58“It’s like finding a treasure trove while you are picking up mushrooms in a forest,” an archaeologist said. “We are overwhelme

Lawn Games to Enjoy 2021-05-01 23:42:06In this era of social distancing, lawn games like croquet, badminton and horseshoes offer a great way to spend some time outside.

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Antarctica remains the wild card for sea-level rise 2021-05-05 17:49:52A massive collaborative research project offers projections to the year 2100 of future sea-level rise from all sources of land ice, offering the most

The last battle of Anne of Brittany: isotopic 2021-05-05 17:49:46A multidisciplinary team of researchers has recognized the soldiers of the last battles of the siege of Rennes in 1491. These are the only witnesses o

Supersymmetry-inspired microlaser arrays pave way for powering chip-sized 2021-05-05 14:55:53Ring microlasers are eyed as potential light sources for photonic applications, but they first must be made more powerful. Combining multiple microlas

Repurposing tabletop sensors to search for dark matter 2021-05-05 14:55:50Researchers across the dark matter community that have begun to wonder if they are looking for the right type of dark matter. They have proposed a new

Crohn's disease patients have specific IgG antibodies to 2021-05-05 13:05:47Last year, researchers used a mouse model that included immune-reactive T cells from patients with Crohn's disease in a proof-of-principle demonstrat

Our immune systems blanket the SARS-CoV-2 spike protein 2021-05-05 13:05:41A previously underappreciated part of the body's natural defense against SARS-CoV-2, called non-RBD-directed antibodies, actually plays a major role

Scientists model Saturn's interior, explain planet's unique magnetic 2021-05-05 13:05:31New simulations offer an intriguing look into Saturn's interior, suggesting that a thick layer of helium rain influences the planet's magnetic field

Stabilization of the borafluorene anion with carbenes 2021-05-05 13:05:29The incorporation of boron into polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon systems leads to interesting chromophoric and fluorescing materials for optoelectronic

Process for eliminating unneeded cells may also protect 2021-05-05 11:37:31Biologists find cell extrusion, a process that helps organisms eliminated unneeded cells, is triggered when cells can't replicate their DNA during ce

Stem cells create early human embryo structure in 2021-05-05 11:37:28Stem cells have the ability to turn into different types of cell. Now scientists have developed a method to organize lab-grown stem cells into an accu

Leather-like material created from silk proteins 2021-05-05 11:37:26Engineers have created an environmentally friendly leather alternative made from silk. The material can be printed into different patterns and texture

International study links brain thinning to psychosis 2021-05-05 11:37:23Subtle differences in the shape of the brain that are present in adolescence are associated with the development of psychosis, according to an interna