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Researchers Brew Beer with 5,000-Year-Old Yeasts 2019-05-24 12:21:49A multidisciplinary team of scientists has successfully isolated several yeast strains from ancient vessels excavated at archaeological sites in Israe

Physicists Determine Geometry of Electrons in Quantum Dots 2019-05-24 11:04:36A team of physicists at the University of Basel has experimentally mapped out the shape and orientation of electrons trapped in quantum dots. “A

50% of U.S. Children and Adolescents Have Ideal 2019-05-24 09:01:23According to new research, levels of high-density lipoprotein (HDL), non-HDL and total cholesterol in U.S. youths have improved from 1999 to 2016, but

Astronomers Find Exotic Ices on Neptune’s Moon Triton 2019-05-24 07:58:04In the lab, scientists have pinpointed a specific wavelength of infrared light absorbed when molecules of carbon monoxide and nitrogen join together a

Paleontologists Find One-Billion-Year-Old Fossil Fungi in Canada 2019-05-23 10:50:14An international team of paleontologists has discovered 1,000- to 900-million-year-old microfossils of a fungus in estuarine shale of the Grassy Bay F

Early Modern Humans Cooked and Ate Starchy Food 2019-05-23 10:24:35An international team of researchers has found numerous fragments of charred starch plant tissues in 120,000-year-old hearths at the archaeological si

Moon’s Nearside-Farside Asymmetries are Result of Ancient Giant 2019-05-23 09:04:24The Moon has striking asymmetries between its nearside and farside in topography, crustal thickness, and composition. A new study, published in the Jo

Young Women Have Higher Gut Bacterial Diversity than 2019-05-23 07:43:25In a new study in the journal mSystems, an international team of researchers analyzed the relationship of age and sex to gut bacterial diversity in ad

Planetary Researchers Create Atlas of Moon’s South Pole 2019-05-22 14:58:31To assist NASA and the lunar community, a team of researchers from the Lunar and Planetary Institute (LPI) has compiled an online atlas that consists

Study: Bonobo Mothers Play Strong Role in Helping 2019-05-22 12:09:33In many group-living mammals, mothers may increase the reproductive success of their adult daughters. However, whether such maternal effects exist for

Jupiter’s Winds Interact with Its Magnetic Field, Scientists 2019-05-22 08:59:29Planetary researchers from NASA’s Juno mission made the first detection beyond Earth of an internal magnetic field that changes over time &mdash

Ragweed Compounds May Help Fight Alzheimer’s Disease 2019-05-22 07:07:34A team of scientists in Korea has identified ragweed compounds that could help neurons survive in the presence of Alzheimer’s disease peptides.

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Bipolar Disorder Increases Parkinson's Risk Sevenfold 2019-05-22 18:00:02(Credit: Photographee.eu/Shutterstock) Bipolar patients are seven times more likely to develop Parkinson’s disease, according to a new study.

The Scientist's Drug Dealer: How Researchers Get Illicit 2019-05-22 13:18:36(Credit: Africa Studio/Shutterstock) Public interest in the science of powerful psychoactive drugs is at an-all-time, er, high. Evidence for the th

Rare Meteorite Fall in Costa Rica Could Shed 2019-05-22 13:04:35One of the meteorites that fell at Aguas Zarcas struck a doghouse's roof. (Photo courtesy of Michael Farmer) A rare meteorite fall in Costa Rica h

Billion-Year-Old Fossil Fungi, Oldest Known, Revises Broader Evolution 2019-05-22 13:00:16The fungus among us is a key player in the ecosystem — and was part of the world hundreds of millions of years before we were. Hold on, make tha

Baby Tiger Sharks Are Eating Sparrows And Woodpeckers 2019-05-21 18:03:44A tiger shark — woodpeckers beware. (Credit: Shane Gross/Shutterstock) Often called “the garbage cans of the sea,” tiger sharks a

Our Moon May Have Been Hit By a 2019-05-21 17:39:32The moon's far side, as photographed by the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO) (Credit: NASA/GSFC/Arizona State University) The familiar lunar vis

Pushy Bonobo Moms Help Their Sons Get Lucky 2019-05-21 16:14:00(Credit: Gudkov Andrey/Shutterstock) Seeing anyone special? Thinking about having kids? When am I going to have some grandchildren? Many moms n

Scientists Gear Up to Look For Fossils on 2019-05-21 14:19:14Upcoming missions like NASA’s Mars 2020 might already have the technology to find tiny micro-fossils on the Red Planet. (Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltec

Artificial Intelligence meets Citizen Science 2019-05-21 13:14:32The potential for AI to propel citizen science efforts forward is incredible; from rapidly analyzing your data or identifying insects, to helping you

Weird, Mysterious and Threatened: Can Scientists Save the 2019-05-20 19:30:23A platypus (Ornithorhynchus anatinus) pauses for a moment after being released by scientists into the Little Yarra River, its home stream in Victoria,

The Definition Of a Kilogram Changes Today — 2019-05-20 14:54:19As of today, new standard defines the kilogram. (Credit: Shutterstock/Piotr Wytrazek) We measure stuff all the time – how long, how heavy, h

Thin Insulation Layer May Prevent Pluto's Underground Ocean 2019-05-20 14:30:55Pluto’s Sputnik Planitia may be insulating its underground ocean. (Credit: NASA/JHU-APL/SwRI) Pluto has left astronomers puzzled ever since t

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Dr. Leonard Bailey, Who Gave a Baby a 2019-05-22 18:36:14The case of Baby Fae, the recipient of Dr. Bailey’s experimental transplant in 1984, generated worldwide headlines — along with criticism,

Trilobites: How Making Chocolate Is Like Mixing Cement 2019-05-22 17:21:43Researchers delved into the physics of conching, the stirring process that transforms ground cacao into a meltingly smooth treat.

News analysis: Can Trump Put NASA Astronauts on 2019-05-22 17:03:45While the Artemis program faces obstacles, the administration’s plan could speed the status quo for America’s space program.

Why High-Class People Get Away With Incompetence 2019-05-22 16:09:38People who came from higher social classes were more likely to have an inflated sense of their skills, a new study found. This overconfidence was inte

Matter: How Did Life Arrive on Land? A 2019-05-22 15:04:58A cache of microscopic fossils from the Arctic hints that fungi reached land long before plants.

Trilobites: ‘Battle of the Thermostat’: Cold Rooms May 2019-05-22 14:55:07In a new study, women scored better on tests they took in warmer rooms.

Climate Fwd:: One Thing You Can Do: Drive 2019-05-22 13:27:55Also this week, climate report cards for Democratic candidates.

Study Pinpoints Source of Banned Gas That Saps 2019-05-22 13:00:05An international team of researchers said Wednesday that two provinces in China were the source of most of the emissions of a banned gas that harms th

A Great White Shark Was in Long Island 2019-05-22 11:40:14Researchers said they had spotted a great white shark off the Connecticut coast. The next day, they said they weren’t so sure.

Tuesday Could Be the Beginning of the End 2019-05-21 11:46:02A slew of opponents of the tax are running in the city’s election Tuesday and beverage industry has spent more than $600,000 on ads aiming to tu

E.P.A. Plans to Get Thousands of Pollution Deaths 2019-05-21 07:41:51The E.P.A. plans to change the way air pollution health risks are calculated in a way that would sharply lower estimated deaths from new, looser rules

Trilobites: Peering Beneath a Source of El Capitan’s 2019-05-21 05:02:45Thermal imaging reveals surprisingly little “glue” between the famous rock’s face and sheets that are peeling off it.

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Faulty cellular antennae may cause a heart valve 2019-05-22 14:00:04Mitral valve prolapse might be caused by dysfunctional primary cilia meant to signal cells during development.

Emissions of a banned ozone-destroying chemical have been 2019-05-22 13:00:05Since 2013, eastern China has increased its annual emissions of a banned chlorofluorocarbon by about 7,000 metric tons, a study finds.

A cognitive neuroscientist warns that the U.S. justice 2019-05-22 11:00:05The U.S. justice system holds adolescents to adult standards, and puts young people in situations that harm their development, a researcher argues.

Some plants use hairy roots and acid to 2019-05-22 07:00:06Shrubs in mountainous areas of Brazil have specialized roots that secrete chemicals to extract phosphorus from rock.

Tiger sharks feast on migratory birds that fall 2019-05-21 12:00:05Terrestrial birds that fall from the sky during their migration across the Gulf of Mexico can end up in the bellies of tiger sharks.

Finding common ground can reduce parents’ hesitation about 2019-05-21 06:00:05Physicians are examining whether discussing shared health goals can bring vaccine-hesitant parents on board.

How the battle against measles varies around the 2019-05-21 06:00:05Measles is a global health threat. Snapshots of several countries show how stopping its spread depends on local conditions and beliefs.

Measles erases the immune system’s memory 2019-05-21 06:00:05The measles virus can usher in other infections for months, or even years.

Signs of red pigment were spotted in a 2019-05-21 05:00:05For the first time, scientists have identified the chemical fingerprint of red pigment in a fossil.

Bad moods could be contagious among ravens 2019-05-20 17:37:03Ravens may pick up and share their compatriots’ negativity, a study on the social intelligence of these animals suggests.

These are the top 10 landmarks in the 2019-05-20 09:00:05Little appreciated but vastly important, metrology celebrates a long history with the adoption of new definitions for key units.

The kilogram just got a revamp. A unit 2019-05-20 07:00:05After years of preparation, new definitions for the basic units of mass, temperature and more have now gone into effect.

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Dead roots double shoreline loss in Gulf 2019-05-24 13:02:37A new study finds that the loss of marsh-edge salt grasses and mangroves due to disturbances such as heavy oiling from the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil

Shedding light on the burden of dengue in 2019-05-24 10:27:59Dengue, also known as dengue fever, is a viral disease transmitted to humans by mosquitoes of the genus Aedes. The incidence of dengue is currently in

Scientists discover signalling circuit boards inside body's cells 2019-05-24 10:27:55Cells in the body are wired like computer chips to direct signals that instruct how they function, research suggests. Unlike a fixed circuit board, ho

Short-term use of opioids increases subjective pleasure: Risk 2019-05-24 10:27:53As indicated by a recently published study, short-term opioid use shifts a range of emotional responses to the positive direction. This may be one of

Highly flexible high-energy textile lithium battery to cope 2019-05-24 10:27:44Researchers have developed a highly flexible, high-energy textile lithium battery that offers more stable, durable and safe energy supply for wearable

New algorithm uses disease history to predict intensive 2019-05-24 10:27:42Researchers have used data on more than 230,000 intensive care patients to develop a new algorithm. Among other things, it uses disease history from t

Mathematically designed graphene has improved electrocatalytic activity 2019-05-24 10:27:40An international research group has improved graphene's ability to catalyze the 'hydrogen evolution reaction,' which releases hydrogen as a result

Stark social inequalities in children's body mass index 2019-05-24 09:43:24Researchers have found that socioeconomic inequalities in children's body mass index (BMI) emerge during the preschool years and widen across childho

Exotic matter uncovered in the sun's atmosphere 2019-05-24 09:43:20Scientists have announced a major new finding about how matter behaves in the extreme conditions of the sun's atmosphere. Their work has shed new lig

High-intensity exercise may restore heart function in people 2019-05-24 09:43:18Researchers have discovered that high-intensity exercise can reduce or reverse the loss in heart function caused by type 2 diabetes.

ALS research reveals new treatment approach 2019-05-24 09:43:13New research on amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (AML) has revealed that a protein called membralin plays a key role in the disease process. The study su

When macrophages are deprived of oxygen 2019-05-24 08:16:44Infected tissue has a low concentration of oxygen. The body's standard immune mechanisms, which rely on oxygen, can then only function to a limited e

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Whom does your DNA belong to? Hint, it’s 2019-05-11 18:16:04Home DNA test kits are flying off the shelves allowing people to analyze their own genome and those of their relatives. But is that a good thing?

GMO could bring back the American chestnut. But 2019-05-11 18:16:04A project at the SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry to restore the American chestnut tree is generating both promise and protest.

New York Harbor: a no-go zone or an 2019-05-11 18:16:04

How a new human species challenges textbook histories 2019-05-11 18:16:04A paper published in the journal Nature on Wednesday describes Homo luzonensis, a new human species that lived in the Philippines. 

A black hole, once a mathematical curiosity, is 2019-05-11 18:16:04The first ever image of a black hole marks a milestone not just in black hole astronomy, but for the study of gravity itself.

From Einstein to Duchamp: the physics of modern 2019-05-11 18:16:04“Dimensionism: Modern Art in the Age of Einstein,” an exhibit at Amherst College’s Mead Art Museum, explores interconnections betwee

Have you herd? It turns out cows have 2019-05-11 18:16:04From the barnyard to the pooch motel, people are increasingly warming to the idea that animals have their own thoughts and feelings.

Out of history’s trash heap, clues to climate’s 2019-05-11 18:16:04Clues buried in an ancient trash pile are shedding light on the role of climate change in the collapse of a Byzantine settlement.

Beyond the big splash: What SpaceX success means 2019-05-11 18:16:04With the successful return of SpaceX’s crew capsule, the United States appears poised once again to lead human spaceflight. For many Americans,

Why are humans so kind, yet so cruel? 2019-05-11 18:16:04Under different circumstances, humans can be the kindest, gentlest species or the most murderous. Evolution may hold clues to that Jekyll and Hyde nat

Probing space for the ingredients of life – 2019-05-11 18:16:04In the search for life elsewhere in the universe, we tend to look for our own image. That may be limiting us in terms of seeing what's really there.

Early humans conquered the Sri Lankan rainforest – 2019-05-11 18:16:04New research suggests that Homo sapiens' flexibility in finding food sources helped them to colonize seemingly impenetrable rainforests some 45,000 y

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Icy Room Temperatures May Chill Productivity
 2019-05-23 20:45:00A new study suggests women's performance on math and verbal tasks increases as room temperature rises, up to about the mid 70s F. Christopher Intagli

Secrets of the Universe Revealed! 2019-05-23 19:14:00Cornell University applied mathematics professor Steven Strogatz talks about his new book Infinite Powers: How Calculus Reveals the Secrets of the Uni

Tiny, Snackable Fish Are Linchpins of Coral Reef 2019-05-23 14:15:00Fish that are so small and shy that they escape attention may be the foundation of reefs’ outsize productivity -- Read more on ScientificAmerica

Indigenous Peoples Have a Critical Role in Conserving 2019-05-23 12:00:00Traditional stewardship rights have shielded many of the ecosystems that are still standing -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

Mystery Solved: Warming Superpollutant Tracked to China 2019-05-23 11:30:00Chinese firms violated international law by using a banned, potent greenhouse gas in insulation manufacturing -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

What Are the Biological Consequences of Homelessness? 2019-05-23 10:00:00Understanding why living on the street seems to cause rapid aging could help homeless people—and governments -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.

Where (Some of) Earth's Gold Came From 2019-05-23 07:00:00Of all of that precious metal ever refined, 600 tons were created in a collision between two neutron stars, 1,000 light-years away and 4.6 billion yea

What Happened to All of the Universe's Antimatter? 2019-05-23 06:45:00Differences between matter and antimatter could help explain why the cosmos mostly lacks the latter today, researchers say -- Read more on ScientificA

Bird Beak Shapes Depend on More Than Diet 2019-05-22 17:41:00A study found that only a small percentage of bird beak shape variation is dependent on diet, with other factors like display and nest constructi

Science on the Hill: Solving the Plastic Waste 2019-05-22 14:00:00On June 6, a panel of experts convened by Scientific American and Nature Research—part of Springer Nature—will talk about the is

Anthropocene Now: Influential Panel Votes to Recognize Earth's 2019-05-22 13:00:00The atomic age would mark the start of the current geologic time unit, if proposal receives final approval -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

Effort to Trade Gas for Hydropower in Northeast 2019-05-22 12:30:00Some residents are concerned about environmental impacts from proposed transmission lines -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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Scientists want to help restore Notre Dame, hoping 2019-05-24 12:45:00The disaster may give scientists unexpected access to medieval materials

Former football pros die at a faster 2019-05-24 11:20:00Study is the first to compare elite athletes who played in the same era

Terminated Emory researcher disputes university’s allegations 2019-05-24 01:55:00Geneticist says school gave no chance to reply to “unverified accusations”

Humans held responsible for twists and turns of 2019-05-23 12:15:00Studies show haze and greenhouse gases, not natural cycles, controlled the start-and-stop course of recent climate change

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Emory ousts two Chinese-American researchers after investigation into 2019-05-23 03:59:00Emory says it responded to NIH letter

Fossils in Burmese amber offer an exquisite view 2019-05-23 02:00:00Before scientists can study it, Burmese amber is mined in a conflict zone, smuggled into China, and sold to the highest bidder

This engineered wood radiates heat into space, potentially 2019-05-23 02:00:00Wood stripped of lignin chills whatever it touches

New targets for the world’s biggest atom smasher 2019-05-23 02:00:00On this week’s show: The Large Hadron Collider could be making particles that physicists haven’t looked for and modified wood that can pas

These tiny, mysterious fish may be key to 2019-05-23 02:00:00Cryptobenthic fish may be feeding entire reef communities

Atom smasher could be making new particles that 2019-05-22 12:20:00A hunt for long-lived particles ramps up

Costly cancer lawsuits may spur search to replace 2019-05-22 01:20:00Already hindered by the evolution of resistant weeds, glyphosate’s future is further clouded by new legal defeats

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SpaceX Launched 60 Internet-Beaming Satellites Into Orbit 2019-05-24 09:43:43Last night's successful launch was the first big step in SpaceX's plan to provide global internet coverage from space

This 1950s Heart-Lung Machine Revolutionized Cardiac Surgery 2019-05-24 08:00:00Open-heart procedures evolved rapidly once Mayo Clinic surgeon John Kirklin made his improvements to an earlier invention

A Total Solar Eclipse 100 Years Ago Proved 2019-05-24 07:00:00Two teams of astronomers voyaged to Africa and Brazil to observe the most famous eclipse in science

Fossil Discovery Pushes Back the Origin of Fungi 2019-05-23 12:21:17Ancient fungus helps rewrite what we know about evolution and the tree of life

The Gendered History of Human Computers 2019-05-23 09:00:00It's ironic that women today must fight for equality in Silicon Valley. After all, their math skills helped launch the digital age

The 'Nation's T. Rex' Prepares to Make Its 2019-05-23 08:00:00In a new exhibit about "deep time" at the National Museum of Natural History, T. Rex is still the king

Reimagining the Megalodon, the World's Most Terrifying Sea 2019-05-23 07:45:00The ancient beast of the oceans comes to life in a new display at the National Museum of Natural History

Could Yellowstone's Volcanoes Provide Geothermal Power and More 2019-05-23 06:00:00You asked, we answered

Plankton Haven’t Been the Same Since the Industrial 2019-05-22 13:01:36Changes in plankton populations over the past centuries correlate with rising sea temperatures

We Chose to Go to the Moon 2019-05-21 08:00:00A collection of stories to celebrate the semicentennial of the Apollo 11 mission

What You Didn't Know About the Apollo 11 2019-05-21 08:00:00From JFK's real motives to the Soviets' secret plot to land on the Moon at the same time, a new behind-the-scenes view of an unlikely triumph 50 yea

The Colors of Dinosaurs Open a New Window 2019-05-21 08:00:00Old fossils and new technology are coloring in life’s prehistoric palette

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Why Do We Love Garlic But Hate Garlic New! 2019-05-25 09:06:00Why do people love the taste of garlic, but hate the resulting garlic breath?

An Asteroid with Its Own Moon Will Zip New! 2019-05-25 09:05:00The asteroid will pass close enough to Earth that, with some preparation and a decent telescope, amateur astronomers may spot it blotting out the star

Measles: Symptoms, Treatment and Vaccination 2019-05-24 12:10:00Measles is making a comeback. Here's what you should know about one of the most contagious infectious diseases in the world.

Could Dead Aliens Help Save Humanity? 2019-05-24 11:48:00It might take a dramatic extinction example to put us on the right path.

Oldest Fungus Fossils May Rewrite Our View of 2019-05-24 11:42:00The find pushes the oldest direct evidence for fossils of fungus back more than 500 million years.

Archaeologists Discover the First Ever Iron-Age Shield Made 2019-05-24 11:00:00This 2,300-year-old shield was painted in a red checkerboard pattern.

Earth's Oldest Meteorite Collection Just Found in the 2019-05-24 09:36:00Researchers scouring the desert for space rocks found the oldest collection of meteorites on Earth.

Why Are So Many People Dying on Mount 2019-05-24 07:01:00Massively long lines at Mount Everest's frigid summit may have contributed to the deaths of seven climbers this week.

SpaceX Launches 60 Starlink Satellites on Thrice-Flown Rocket, 2019-05-24 06:40:00Thousands more will follow, if all goes according to plan.

Woman's Facial Injection for 'Liquid Nose Job' Left 2019-05-24 06:22:00An injection of facial filler into her nose led to a rare eye complication.

Chernobyl vs. Fukushima: Which Nuclear Meltdown Was the 2019-05-24 06:20:00Nuclear meltdowns at power plants in Chernobyl and Fukushima were the most devastating in recent history.

Does Your Life Have Purpose? The Answer Could 2019-05-24 04:00:00Having a strong purpose in life may have not only mental benefits, but also physical ones.

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As planet warms, Arctic lakes, rivers will lose 2019-05-22 16:28:50 As Earth's temperatures continue to rise, freshwater ecosystems in the Arctic are becoming unusually warm -- too warm for many native species.

Three exocomets found around star located 63 light-years 2019-05-22 14:32:03 Astronomers have discovered a trio of exocomets circling Beta Pictoris, a star located 63 light-years from Earth.

Scientists extract yeast from ancient pottery, recreate 5,000-year-old 2019-05-22 10:59:25 Scientists have recreated a 5,000-year-old beer using yeast resurrected from the sides of ancient pottery shards.

Baby tiger sharks eat common backyard birds 2019-05-22 08:08:08 To better understand the diets of baby tiger sharks, scientists have been catching young shark specimens and making them throw up. Analysis of DNA in

Collision that formed the moon also brought Earth 2019-05-21 20:24:40 Without the moon and water, life on Earth wouldn't be possible. New research out of Germany suggests both were delivered by Theia, which collided wi

Astronomers find white dwarf merger that may spawn 2019-05-21 11:36:30 Astronomers have discovered a rare celestial object. Scientists suggest the fiery orb was created when two dead white dwarfs merged and become reanim

Negative emotional contagion can spread among lab ravens 2019-05-21 10:34:56 Ravens in a lab setting can experience negative emotional contagion, according to a new study by researchers in Austria.

Bonobo moms help their sons secure mating opportunities 2019-05-21 09:00:39 It's good to be a mama's boy: new research suggests bonobo mothers boost their sons' reproductive success.

Kilogram to be based on physical absolute instead 2019-05-20 16:41:29 The kilogram is no longer defined by a physical object. Instead, from here on out, the unit of measurement will be based on fundamental constants, at

Ancient lunar collision explains the moon's two faces 2019-05-20 14:37:53 The moon has two faces -- the smoother, Earth-facing side and the rougher side, the dark side of the moon, which is marred by thousands of craters. N

Poison meant for city rats is killing wildlife 2019-05-20 11:48:05 Rat poison intended to kill rats in Cape Town, South Africa, is seeping into the surrounding environment and harming local wildlife, including caraca

Small robots suggest synchronized driverless cars may improve 2019-05-20 10:22:39 New research suggests synchronized, driverless cars can relieve congestion and improve traffic flow by as much as 35 percent.

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Watch International Space Station Flybys All Night Long 2019-05-15 10:45:06The annual International Space Station marathon viewing season begins later this week, when skywatchers in the Northern Hemisphere can watch up to fiv

Solar System “Twin” Is Missing Its Baby Jupiters 2019-05-14 21:47:14Exceptional new images of the LkCa 15 system, a young, Sun-like star thought to host infant gas giant planets, shows those planets don't exist. The p

Apollo-era Data Reveal Moon’s Tectonic Activity 2019-05-13 21:46:50A new look at old seismic data gathered during the Apollo missions reveals young active faults as a possible origin of shallow moonquakes. The post Ap

Astronomy Day is Coming Up! How You Can 2019-05-09 13:15:52It’s that time of year again! It’s Astronomy Day! Join fellow enthusiasts on Saturday May 11th for a plethora of fun and exciting events i

Planetary Society Grants Help Astronomers Track Dangerous Asteroids 2019-05-09 09:00:26There are some 25,000 near-Earth asteroids with diameters more than 140 meters. Amateur astronomers can find them — and the Planetary Society ca

A Link Between Fast Radio Bursts, Magnetars, and 2019-05-07 09:00:59What causes the bizarre, extragalactic fast radio bursts we’ve detected over the last decade? An unusually bright supernova may hold the answer.

Gravitational-wave Detectors Come Online, Find Possible Black Hole-Neutron 2019-05-03 12:44:22Only a month into a new observing run, gravitational-wave observatories have announced five new signals — one of which could turn out to be a bl

The Aurora Called STEVE Isn’t Aurora After All 2019-05-01 12:56:00New observations of STEVE, the mauve celestial ribbon that aurora chasers have seen fluttering in the sky, have helped scientists determine the energy

An Excellent Year for the Eta Aquariid Meteor 2019-05-01 10:45:18With no Moon to muss, take a crack at seeing the Eta Aquariids, which could be one of the better meteor showers of the year. The post An Excellent Yea

May 2019: The Stars of Spring 2019-05-01 07:00:28Our Sky Tour podcast for May 2019 starts with meteors created by Halley's Comet and then helps you find the best stars and constellations in the even

Hubble Confirms Interstellar Buckyballs 2019-04-29 09:00:12From a jumble of confusing clues in Hubble observations of interstellar space, scientists have picked out evidence of a celebrity molecule: ionized Bu

What the First Marsquake Means for NASA’s Insight 2019-04-26 12:07:00After two months, InSight’s seismometer has picked up the first rumblings in Martian soil. Turns out marsquakes may be less frequent than though


An Asteroid with Its Own Moon Will Zip New! 2019-05-25 12:34:01A very big asteroid with its own little moon is going to zip past Earth tonight (May 25) — close enough that, with some preparation and a decent

On This Day in Space! May 25, 2008: New! 2019-05-25 07:28:37On May 25, 2008, NASA's Phoenix lander arrived on Mars. See how it happened in our On This Day in Space videos series!

Space Travel Causes Joint Problems in Mice. But, New! 2019-05-25 06:33:14After spending a month in space, a small group of mice returned to Earth with joint problems. Now scientists are wondering what that means for humans

Find Corvus, the Crafty Crow, In the Spring New! 2019-05-25 06:30:53Nine out of the 88 officially recognized constellations are birds. For those who care to dabble in celestial ornithology, there are a wide variety of

Wow! This Is What SpaceX's Starlink Satellites Look 2019-05-24 23:41:29A satellite tracker has spotted SpaceX's Starlink fleet in the sky a day after the 60-satellite launch. The view is amazing!

Elon Musk Says It's 'So Far, So Good' 2019-05-24 22:15:58The first 60 satellites in SpaceX's huge Starlink constellation haven't experienced any hiccups in orbit thus far.

Boeing Completes Tests of Starliner Thrusters 2019-05-24 22:08:16Boeing has completed ground testing of the thrusters for its CST-100 Starliner commercial crew vehicle, nearly a year after a setback in earlier testi

SpaceX Launches New Legal Battle Against US Air 2019-05-24 18:43:58Launch Service Agreement contract winners Blue Origin, Northrop Grumman and United Launch Alliance have filed 'motions to intervene' in the lawsuit

Sirangelo Leaves NASA After Exploration Reorganization Scrapped 2019-05-24 18:13:52A former space industry executive who joined NASA to guide its revamped lunar exploration strategy has left the agency after just a month and a half.

Land Rover Unveils Astronaut Edition Vehicle, for Virgin 2019-05-24 18:12:09If you're a future space tourist with Virgin Galactic, there's a nice bonus in store for you.

Amateur Astronomers See 'Blades' on Jupiter's Great Red 2019-05-24 17:46:14What's in a name? Well, for the amateur astronomers and scientists fixated on Jupiter, there's been a recent need to describe its iconic storm as mo

Gorgeous Orion Nebula Glows in Stunning Red and 2019-05-24 11:00:46Captured in the visible light spectrum, this deep-space image paints a sharp and colorful picture of the great Orion Nebula.


NASA Just Hired the First Contractor to Build 2019-05-24 13:18:12 Sign Here NASA just picked its first construction partner for the lunar Gateway. On Thursday, the agency announced it had awarded a contract worth a

Elon Musk Ridicules Jeff Bezos’ Plan For Space 2019-05-24 12:18:55 Space Feud Amazon founder Jeff Bezos has become increasingly vocal about the idea that humans will eventually live in “giant space colonies&rdq

See China’s Newly Unveiled Maglev Train 2019-05-24 12:15:35 Fast Track A new high-speed transportation system is taking shape in China. On Thursday, state-owned China Railway Rolling Stock Corporation (CRRC) u

These Monthly Arduino Project Kits Are an Awesome 2019-05-24 11:39:16 If you’ve recently found yourself spending too much time looking at memes on your phone, or you’ve noticed you are becoming unnervingly f

Here’s How NASA Prepares Its Spacecraft for Mars 2019-05-24 11:35:53 Mars 2020 The unmanned spacecraft that NASA wants to send to Mars in the year 2020 — if things go according to plan &m

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NASA’s Moon Mission Leader Just Quit After Only 2019-05-24 11:23:06 Restructuring A NASA executive who was appointed just six weeks ago to lead the strategy for future missions to the Moon has resigned, The Hill repor

Watch a Tesla in an Underground Tunnel Race 2019-05-24 11:05:38 A Tale of Two Teslas On Friday, the Boring Company tweeted a video of two Tesla Model 3s racing — and though they had the same destination, the

SpaceX Just Unleashed 60 Starlink Satellites Into Orbit 2019-05-24 10:20:29 Starlink Express SpaceX just successfully let loose 60 of its tiny Starlink satellites, intended to bring internet broadband connectivity to peo

Asteroid Flying by Earth Is so Big It 2019-05-23 17:22:04 Buddy System Earth will be getting not one but two visitors from space this weekend. Astronomers expect an asteroid known as 1999 KW4 to swing by the

United Nations: Siri and Alexa Are Encouraging Misogyny 2019-05-23 16:53:48 Two-Way Street We already knew humans could make biased AIs — but the United Nations says the reverse is true as well. Millions of people talk

New Law Could End Robocalling Once and For 2019-05-23 16:11:02 Robocall Bill In response to the almost 50 billion robocalls that were made last year in the U.S., the Senate just voted in favor of a bipartisa

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